Indian Football: AIFF invites applications for the senior team coach, Real Kashmir joins other…

first_imgWho will take over the reins of the senior team head coach position of India after Stephen Constantine?AdvertisementWelcome to another edition of the Indian football news roundup. In today’s edition, we will discuss AIFF inviting applications for the senior team head coach position, Real Kashmir FC joining other I-League clubs over the boycott in Super Cup, Kerala Blasters signing Rahul KP, and reports indicating East Bengal will participate in the Super Cup.In case you missed out on the previous edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here.AIFF invites applications for the senior team head coach positionWho will take over the reins of the senior team head coach position of India after Stephen Constantine?AIFF has officially invited applications for the senior team head coach position after Stephen Constantine resigned owing to India’s group stage exit in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The position has been left vacant but as India might participate in the Kings Cup in June, the country needs a new coach as soon as possible. Moreover, he will also be responsible to take care of the U-23 team of India.The “key targets” of the new coach will be to ensure the team qualifies for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and AFC U-23 Championships 2022 and produces a remarkable performance in the 2022 Asian Games.Super Cup 2019: Real Kashmir joins hands with other I-League clubs over boycotting the competitionReal Kashmir FC will also not participate in the Super Cup 2019Real Kashmir became the latest I-League club to boycott the 2019 Super Cup. Initially, only Minerva Punjab took the bold step but later seven other I-League clubs joined hands with Indian Arrows, Shillong Lajong, and Real Kashmir being the only ones to be left out.Real Kashmir said they would be monitoring the situation and take a call later. But now, they have made their stance clear to take sides with other I-League clubs.Kerala Blasters News: Rahul KP pens the deal with the Southern sideRahul KP will don Kerala Blasters’ jersey in the upcoming seasonIndian Arrows’ star forward Rahul KP has penned the deal with Kerala Blasters for the upcoming 2019-20 season. This has made the Thrissur-born player the fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup player after Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Nongdamba Naorem, and Jeakson Singh to sign for Kerala Blasters.While the former name is a regular for Kerala Blasters under the sticks, the latter two names feature regularly for their B teams. Only time will tell whether Rahul KP will play for the main team or the ‘B’ team of Kerala Blasters.Super Cup 2019: East Bengal changes stance on their participationEast Bengal might play in the 2019 Super CupAs per the latest reports, East Bengal might play in the Super Cup. The Executive Committee held a meeting after which they requested QEBFC chairman Ajit Isaac to change his stance over participation in the Super Cup.Quess East Bengal FC has a 70-30 joint venture with Quess group holding 70% share and the remainder by the East Bengal officials. The Quess group sided with the other I-League clubs over the unfair treatment meted out to them whereas the East Bengal officials wanted the team to participate in the tournament.A letter has been forwarded to Mr. Ajit Isaac and the final decision will be taken by him. As per his orders, East Bengal will or will not participate in the Super CupThat’s it for this edition of the Indian football news roundup. Do not forget to check up this space to get your daily dose of Indian football.Advertisementlast_img read more

The latest at CES: HTC’s Netflix for Virtual Reality

first_imgThe Latest on the CES gadget show in Las Vegas (all times local):5 p.m.HTC is launching trackers for its Vive virtual-reality system that users can attach to physical objects such as bats or toy guns in order to make them part of a virtual reality adventure.During a media briefing at the CES gadget show Wednesday, the company showcased a number of tracker-enabled accessories, including what it says is the first VR camera, multiple rifles built for VR shooters and haptic gloves. The tracker weighs less than three ounces; the company hasn’t set a price. To foster more development, the company will give away up to 1,000 trackers to developers.The company is also launching its first ever app subscription service, which will allow unlimited access to VR apps for a flat monthly fee. That service will launch in early 2017. HTC didn’t say how much it will cost.—4 p.m.Samsung America chief operating officer Tim Baxter opened a flashy press conference Wednesday at CES by acknowledging the “challenging year” Samsung had in 2016 due to its problems with the Galaxy Note 7. The company’s flagship smartphone had to be recalled because of its tendency to burst into flame.Baxter said the company and third parties have been investigating the problem and the company will be sharing its root cause “very soon.”Also Read: From Drones to AI, top CES 2017 trendsThe rest of the conference showcased Samsung’s new offerings, including a new form of its quantum dot TV technology called “QLED,” which purports to be sharper and more colorful than other TVs. It is adding Samsung proprietary voice control to some smart refrigerators, echoing a voice-control theme seen throughout CES so far.advertisementSamsung is also introducing a washer-dryer combo that can wash two separate loads at once while drying a regular load and delicate items separately.—3 p.m.A French startup called Wair is bringing a new scarf to CES, one that it says can double as both fashion accessory … and anti-pollution gas mask.Wair calls its product, also dubbed Wair, the first “anti-pollution scarf.” Worn one way, it’s a seemingly normal wrap that’s a bit baggy in the middle.But if air pollution starts to get to you – or if you get an alert from Wair’s companion app, called “Supairman” – you can pull it up over your face and seal a respirator mask over your nose and mouth. (At which point the scarf ceases to look particularly chic.)The scarf is supposed to contain an embedded filter that can remove dust, gases and bacteria. It’s unclear just how effective it will be, although the startup notes that the filter will need changing every two to four weeks, at roughly $5 to $10 each time.The product is expected to ship in a few months, starting at about $55 for men and $90 for women.—2 p.m.Ah l’amour. One of the most whimsical gadgets at CES is the Lovebox, a device that doesn’t have much further use than wrapping up a text message like a present.The wooden box plugs into an outlet and connects to Wi-Fi. A heart on the outside spins if you get a message. It will keep spinning until you open the lid. A digital screen then displays the message, ideally a message of love.You decide who can send you love notes through the Lovebox mobile app. Messages are limited to 160 characters. You can reply with a digital heart by rotating the heart on the box.The box comes from the French startup. It launched in France over Christmas and is due to hit the United States in June.True love, of course, comes at a price: $120 for one box or $220 for two.—12:35 p.m.Nest and other home security systems let you spy on your home if something seems awry. Now you can spy on your groceries.British company Smarter is launching the Fridge Cam, a small round camera for your fridge. It takes a picture every time you close your fridge door, so you can see if you need bread or sundries if you’re at the store. It also uses visual recognition tools to alert you if you need to replace something. You can sign up for automatic reorders via the app, and it can alert you when products are due to expire.Similar technology is already built into smart refrigerators, but those are pricey – Samsung’s Family Hub starts at $5,600. Smarter’s Barnaby Sellars says you can instead “spend $149 and turn your refrigerator smart.”advertisementThe product is among those being demonstrated at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week.—11:45 a.m.Gap is testing a smartphone app that will let customers try on clothes without stepping foot in a dressing room.Also Read: Lenovo unveils Alexa powered Smart Asistant, Smart Storage and Gaming PCs at CES 2017Gap’s DressingRoom app uses avatars to help people understand how products will fit. People can then buy what fits online.Gap calls this augmented reality, a technology that involves overlaying virtual images – such as clothing – on top of a real-life image. But in this case, the choices are limited to five pre-determined body types, rather than the actual photo of the potential buyer. The AR part is just the ability to physically walk around the avatar to see how clothing looks from various directions.The app will come out this month, but will work only with phones sporting Google’s Tango augmented-reality technology – namely Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro and Asus’ just-announced ZenFone AR. The clothing chain, which also operates Banana Republic and Old Navy stores, unveiled the app Wednesday at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas.Wayfair, Home Depot and other retailers have been embracing virtual reality and augmented reality to help shoppers figure out ways to decorate homes. But clothing retailers have been slow to embrace the technology. The question is whether it will be something more than just a gimmick.The move by Gap comes as shoppers spend less on clothing and more on experiences like beauty treatments. When customers do buy clothes, they’re increasingly going online. Gap has also been struggling with a lack of compelling clothing, resulting in a long-standing sales slump.—11 a.m.A startup carmaker, Faraday Future, is promising again to have electric cars roll off a new $1 billion assembly line in southern Nevada in 2018.Faraday showed off a prototype at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas. Tuesday’s demonstration had the company’s four-door, 1,050-horsepower FF 91 model clocking 0-to-60 mph in just under 2.4 seconds.Faraday Future officials say the car’s battery allows a travel range of up to 378 miles, and a modular design will allow for a faster rollout of future models.Company executive Nick Sampson didn’t say when construction would resume at the factory site, where work was suspended in November. Nevada pledged up to $335 million worth of incentives to attract Gardena, California-based Faraday Future to North Las Vegas.—10:20 a.m.Carnival, the operator of such cruise lines as Princess, Holland America and Carnival, is unveiling new concierge technology designed to help crew members anticipate and respond to passengers’ needs.A waiter, for instance, could bring a guest’s favorite cocktail before she asks, or someone could remind a lounging guest that a yoga class is about to start.Carnival hopes to boost loyalty and ultimately sales.The development comes as the leisure-cruise industry plays catch-up with travel peers like hotels and airlines, which now let you unlock rooms with a smartwatch or fly with a boarding pass on your phone. Carnival is announcing the system on Wednesday at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas. It’s scheduled to debut on the Regal Princess cruise ship in November.advertisement—9:45 a.m.Research firm Gartner says it expects worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets, phones and other gadgets to remain unchanged in 2017.Gartner says it expects 2.3 billion such devices to ship this year, the same as in 2016. This finding comes as gadget makers unveil all sorts of new products at the CES tech show in Las Vegas this week.Looking ahead, Gartner says the embattled PC market should return to growth in 2018, thanks to a natural cycle of upgrades. That’s mostly driven by an increase in premium “ultramobiles” – including ultra-slim Windows 10 devices and Apple’s MacBook Air.Smartphones are expected to grow just slightly; much of the growth is in emerging Asia and Pacific markets.In a report Wednesday, Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal says consumers have fewer reasons to upgrade or to buy traditional devices. Rather, he says, “they are seeking fresher experiences and applications in emerging categories such as head mounted displays, virtual personal assistant speakers and wearables.”—8:50 a.m.New television sets from LG will include an ultra-slim model that’s less than 4 millimeters (0.15 inch) thick.The company is achieving this by moving many of the bulky components – such as graphic cards – into a separate box connected to the screen with just a cord. The speakers are also separated; the TV has two round, retractable speakers on top.The new TV will also have better audio, using Dolby Atmos technology, along with high-end OLED screen technology. OLED – which stands for organic light-emitting diode – can produce better pictures because each pixel produces light individually. Traditional TVs are backlit and use filters to block out light – but not well enough to produce pure black. OLED is rare in TVs and is currently found mostly in smartphones.LG will have non-OLED models, too, and promises new technology to make colors more vibrant. LG also says an LG Technicolor mode will be added to TVs in 2017 to add to color accuracy.Samsung, LG, Sony and others are unveiling new offerings at CES that highlight higher-resolution pictures, thinner displays and brighter colors. The moves come as high-definition and 4K TVs are becoming cheaper and more mainstream, so top TV makers are competing for the higher end of the market.LG says it will release prices in February and start selling them in March.—8:15 a.m.What’s new in television sets this year? Incrementally better pictures, larger screens and cheaper prices – and that’s about it.True, set manufacturers are bombarding consumers with a whole series of buzzwords – such as OLED, HDR and wide color gamut. Flashy new sets with these supposedly “must have” features are getting the spotlight Wednesday at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas.But when it comes down to it, none of these amount to revolutionary improvements for your living room. Set manufacturers may not have run out of technological tricks yet, but for this year, at least, they’re reduced to improving what’s already out there.Gadgets like virtual-reality headsets and smartphones have snagged much of the buzz that flashy new TVs once had. And stand-alone streaming-TV devices now offer better features than smart TVs. So TV makers like Samsung and LG have doubled down on what they know best: screen technology.”4K” sets with twice the resolution as high definition is making a push into the mainstream this year, as prices come down and video providers offer more 4K streaming and channels. Manufacturers are also touting improvements in color – brighter whites, darker blacks and a wider range.—7 a.m.Comcast is hoping to make Wi-Fi in the home faster through an updated router – the machine that serves as data traffic cops for Wi-Fi networks.Although home internet speeds have gotten faster, laptops and phones on Wi-Fi might still feel sluggish because older routers can’t transmit data as fast.Comcast’s updated router costs $10 a month and comes with a modem. It’s the same price as before. Customers can still buy their own equipment and save money over time. Comcast is also offering extenders to help Wi-Fi work all over a house, though the company wouldn’t say what it might charge.Also Read: Lenovo unveils Alexa powered Smart Asistant, Smart Storage and Gaming PCs at CES 2017Eero, Starry, Google and Luma are among the companies that have fancy new router systems, but they start at more than $100 and run as much as $500.Fewer than 5 million Comcast customers, mostly those on the most expensive internet packages, will get the new high-powered router this year. The company says it could take years to reach the bulk of its more than 24 million customers.Another 10 million customers with the company’s existing routers will get a software update by March to make it easier to set up parental controls and install “smart” thermostats and other internet-connected appliances. These features also come with the new routers.last_img read more

Barca happy to buy Real Madrid’s stars amid Isco links

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the club would be comfortable buying from fierce rivals Real Madrid amid transfer links with Isco.The Spaniard has struggled to stake a regular claim for a spot in Madrid’s starting XI under Santiago Solari, with Goal revealing that the situation is a ‘ticking timebomb’ that would likely result in the midfielder leaving the club. Barca have been mentioned as one of the teams that may hold an interest in signing Isco, with former forward Rivaldo having been one to publicly state that he would like to see the 26-year-old move to Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Isco hasn’t started for Madrid since the Copa del Rey second-leg defeat to Levante on January 16, featuring just once, as a substitute, in their last three matches.Indeed, he’s only made five league starts in 2018-19 as Madrid prepare to face Barca in Wednesday’s Clasico clash in the Copa del Rey semi-final.Isco’s lack of regular football has frequently seen him linked with a Madrid exit although he did not leave for a European rival in the January transfer window, with his contract running until 2022 and the club seemingly in no rush to sell.And when asked whether Barca would contemplate signing Isco, Bartomeu insisted there is no block on bringing players in from their rivals and that he would facilitate such a deal, should the head coach ask for it.”If our coaches asked us for a player and they want to leave Madrid, of course we would sign them,” he told El Partidazo de COPE .”But it has not happened since I’ve been here.”There are no non-aggression pacts. Each one tries to make their team more competitive.”Isco? For the sake of Real Madrid I would speak with the president of Real Madrid [Florentino Perez].”Barca are currently enjoying supremacy over their rivals in league terms, with the Catalans eight points clear of Solari’s side at the top of the table.Madrid, who are third in the standings, have enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent times, though, winning their last four league matches in a row to pull themselves back into contention.last_img read more

Moroccos Addoha group participates in building of 2600 apt in Cote

first_imgAbidjan – Morocco’s Addoha real estate group is participating in the building of 2,600 flats in Koumassi, south of Abidjan, in partnership with two other companies from Cote d’Ivorie. The partnership agreement, part of the President’s housing program, was signed Wednesday by the CEO’s of the three companies.Extending over 3 hectares, the project consists of low cost housing units. SHlast_img

Ethiopian institute and Slovak ecologist share UN environmental prize

17 October 2007The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today jointly awarded an environmental preservation prize to an Ethiopian biodiversity institute and a Slovak ecologist. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today jointly awarded an environmental preservation prize to an Ethiopian biodiversity institute and a Slovak ecologist.The 2007 Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation will be shared by the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (IBC) and Julius Oszlányi, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura announced at the agency’s headquarters in Paris.The laureates were chosen following the recommendations of the Bureau of the International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, which met last month to make its decision.UNESCO said in a press statement that the IBC was being recognized for its efforts to set up systems to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of Ethiopia’s biodiversity and to share equitably the costs and benefits derived from that biodiversity.Founded in 1976, the Institute has set up community gene banks for hundreds of crop varieties, including wheat, sorghum and millet. It has distributed almost 80,000 seed samples from its reserves for research purposes and it has also conducted surveys and inventories of medicinal plants, forests and aquatic resources.Dr. Oszlányi, the Director of the Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, was cited for his contributions to interdisciplinary ecological research programmes, especially in forest biodiversity conservation and biosphere reserves.He has also promoted the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including the 1998 creation of East Carpathians, the first reserve to be spread across three countries – Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine.The $30,000 prize, awarded every two years since 1991, is funded by a donation from Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said of Oman and can be awarded to an individual, group of people, institute or other type of organization. read more

Billion grains of rice donated to UN antihunger agency thanks to Internet

An Internet game in which a website donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for every vocabulary question answered correctly by participants has passed the 1 billion grain threshold after just one month of operations. The amount donated by, founded by the United States fundraising pioneer John Breen, reached 1,008,771,910 grains yesterday, 32 days after the site was launched. That is enough to feed more than 50,000 people for one day. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran hailed the FreeRice game as an example of how the Internet can mobilize millions of people worldwide to end want. “Every grain of rice is essential in the fight against hunger,” she said, noting that hunger claims more lives than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. “FreeRice really hits how the Web can be harnessed to raise awareness and funds for the world’s number one emergency,” said the WFP chief, praising the site’s marketing success. FreeRice relies on payments from companies that place advertisements on the site to underwrite its donations to WFP, the world’s largest humanitarian agency. On 7 October, the first day of the site’s operations, only 830 grains were donated. But with the help of bloggers and social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook, the numbers have grown exponentially, and yesterday more than 77 million grains – or the equivalent of seven million clicks – was donated. 9 November 2007An Internet game in which a website donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for every vocabulary question answered correctly by participants has passed the 1 billion grain threshold after just one month of operations. read more

Simcoe farmer receives provincial honour

A life-time of giving back to the farming community was acknowledged last week as Simcoe farmer Ken Porteous was named to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.Porteous, 82, has distinguished himself in the areas of dairy farming, apple farming and tender fruit production.Porteous has also assumed a leadership role in the community as a councillor in the former Townsend Township and later the former City of Nanticoke.Porteous served for a time as the deputy reeve of the old Norfolk County and as deputy mayor of Nanticoke.The Guelph-based Hall of Fame has recognized Porteous for a host of achievements.These include being a top breeder of dairy cattle and the establishment of the Norfolk Cherry Company.From 1990 to 2010, Porteous served as vice chair of the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers Marketing Board.During his tenure, Porteous helped develop the Self-Directed Risk Management Program. The program continues to backstop farmers during tough years and is one of Porteous’s proudest achievements.“It took a lot of time and effort to do that,” he said Monday. “I negotiated that for three years. A lot of farmers got a lot of money out of that program. Some would’ve gone bankrupt without it.”After leaving the dairy industry in 1974, Porteous threw himself into orchard crops in a big way.Nearly 25 years ago, Porteous took a chance on an unknown variety of apple for which there was no market. He planted 20 acres of honey crisp at a time when few people had heard of them.Today, the honey crisp variety is one of the top-selling apples in Ontario. For this and other contributions to the industry, Porteous was awarded The Golden Apple.“We tried them and thought they were a superior apple,” Porteous said. “They were better than anything we had up to then.”In 2010, the Ontario Tender Fruit Board awarded Porteous its Order of Merit for contributions in the area of labour, taxation, program development and organizational leadership.Porteous and his partners formed the Norfolk Cherry Company northeast of Simcoe after the former processor of sour cherries they dealt with suddenly closed.Today, the company processes 90 per cent of the sour cherries grown in Canada. The company provides a market for growers from Blenheim to Niagara Region.Porteous has also served as president of the Canadian Horticultural Council and has served on the Canadian Agriculture Marketing Council.Today, Porteous continues to oversee 865 acres of crops in partnership with family members under the banner Lingwood Farms.Porteous was nominated to the Agricultural Hall of Fame by the Norfolk Fruit Growers Association. He is one of five people from across the province accepted this year.“We had an incredible roster of candidates to choose from,” Carolyn Fuerth, president of the Hall of Fame Association, said in a news release. “They have all had a profound impact on the sectors of agriculture that they worked within and championed.” read more

Jarvis man charged in connection to Port Burwell human remains discovery

Man charged with ‘indignity’ to Port Burwell body, but OPP still say little Criminologist slams OPP for ‘retrograde’ handling of death probe A body. A discarded fridge. A beach town on edge as tourist season looms Police lift body, refrigerator from beach near Port Burwell   We want to hear from you Send us opinions, comments and other feedback. E-mail your letter to: (no attachments please) Or go to Letters should be kept to 150 words. Waters enjoys working with his father, rebuilding and selling old cars, including a jeep featured prominently on his Facebook page, he said.On the store’s website, another customer posted a favourable review: “Sam is very friendly and offers a wide range of hobby vehicles and services. Go check him out, he’s very good at what he does.”In Jarvis, no one answered the door at the home where court documents show Samuel Waters lives.Nearby residents in the small community, home to about 1,000 people, said they didn’t want to talk.“This neighbourhood is very, very tight,” Charmaine Ruckpaul, a 17-year resident, said. “It’s a great neighbourhood.”With files by Jane Sims, London Free PressHRivers@postmedia.comlbroadley@postmedia.comRelated A 22-year-old who worked for his father at a Simcoe hobby shop and lives not far away is the accused at the heart of a grisly mystery that’s kept Port Burwell on edge for more than a week since human remains and a fridge were found in the Lake Erie village.Samuel Waters of Jarvis, a village about 20 kilometres from Simcoe, is charged with an indignity to a human body in connection to the remains found near the base of a cliff, with the appliance, overlooking the lake in Port Burwell, an hour southeast of London in Elgin County.Under the Criminal Code, an indignity to a human body means improperly or indecently interfering with a dead body or remains.Monday, police wouldn’t confirm they searched a Simcoe hobby and bike shop, South Coast Hobbies & Rides, where Waters works, the night before and the day they announced the charge against him last Friday.Alerted by a citizen a week ago, police used a helicopter to lift both a body and a refrigerator off the steep Lake Erie bluff.Tight-lipped police have said little about their investigation, including whose remains were found and whether they’re conducting a homicide probe. The OPP’s criminal investigation branch is probing the discovery with the Elgin OPP.With so much still publicly unknown about the case, attention is turning to the young man facing the indignity charge, who remains in custody and is to appear in court in St. Thomas for a bail hearing Wednesday.While little is known about the man, conflicting impressions of him — ranging from helpful, to abrupt — emerged Monday.Waters, one downtown Simcoe merchant said, worked for his father, Chad Waters, at the Simcoe store, which specializes in all-terrain vehicles, e-bikes, dirt bikes, go-carts and radio-controlled merchandise such as model planes.The merchant, who did not want to be identified, but whose store is in the same plaza as the hobby shop, described Samuel Waters as “an odd character” whom she said came across to her as “cold” and “rude.”He was “not very friendly” when packages meant for him were left at her store instead, she said.Police, she said, were asking her for video surveillance footage, but she said her store’s equipment wasn’t working.No one answered the phone at the hobby store over the weekend or on Monday, a scheduled day closed for the business.The merchant said she’d heard of the Port Burwell discovery and found it “very scary” that someone she knows is charged.One frequent hobby shop customer, who did not want to be identified, either, said he was taken aback by the charge against Waters, whom he described as a “a quiet, nice kid.” Photo of house where San Waters lives in Jarvis, Ont. read more

Offensive inconsistency puts added pressure on Ohio State defense against Wisconsin

Ohio State junior defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) sets up to attempt to stop a Wolverine offensive drive in the second quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDuring the majority of No. 9 Ohio State’s 31-20 win against Michigan on Saturday, the Buckeye offense could not find much success. Led by quarterback J.T. Barrett for nearly three quarters and quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the rest of the game following Barrett’s knee injury, the offense averaged 5.6 yards per play, Ohio State’s second-lowest average of the season behind only its 5.1 average in the 31-16 loss to Oklahoma.On Barrett’s seven nonscoring drives, Ohio State managed minus-3 total yards and did not gain more than 9 yards on a single drive. It was not until Barrett exited the game due to a knee injury and Haskins replaced him that the offense took off with two touchdowns, one made field goal and one missed field goal, while also managing to avoid bringing out the punting unit.The Buckeyes eventually survived the scare, coming back from a six-point third-quarter deficit to extend their win streak against Michigan to six games. But Ohio State could not have been in the situation to come back without its defense clamping down after a shaky first quarter.For the second straight week, the Buckeyes might have to rely on their defense to propel them to victory, this time against No. 5 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship Saturday night.“It’s championship season, so the preparation has to be a bit more crisp and everybody has to contribute a little more and it’s always great to play for a championship,” redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said following Saturday’s victory.Michigan drove 77 yards down the field on 13 plays with ease on its second possession to score the game’s first touchdown. Following a 42-yard punt return by Donovan Peoples-Jones that set Michigan up at the Ohio State 6-yard line, the Wolverines scored another touchdown. But Michigan scored just once more for the remainder of the game. Ohio State had five sacks, three pass break-ups, an interception and a forced fumble.Unlike the defense, many questions about Ohio State’s offense remain unanswered, specifically regarding which quarterback will start and, if Barrett is healthy, whether he can consistently capture Haskins’ second-half success.In his press conference Monday, head coach Urban Meyer said that even though Barrett did not practice on Sunday, he is probable for Saturday’s game. After the game, Barrett emphatically said he would play against the Badgers. In order to win the first conference championship of his career, Barrett must play much better against Wisconsin than he did against the Wolverines.The Buckeyes also will, once again, be facing one of the top defensive units in the nation. Wisconsin’s opponents average just 80.5 rushing yards per game, 9.5 yards less than any other team allows per game. But the Badgers’ pass defense is not any less stingy. It allows just 156.4 passing yards per game, No. 2 in the nation behind just Michigan.If Barrett has similar struggles, Ohio State would have to hope its defense, which gave up 14 quick points to Michigan, holds steady against a more potent Badger offense.“They can do a lot of different things, but they’re definitely run-first,” redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley said on a teleconference Monday afternoon. “When they do decide to pass, they have a quarterback who can do it all.”Wisconsin has always had a run-first offense. This year is no different. The Badgers average 243.3 rushing yards per game, the 18th-most in the country, and 182.8 passing yards per contest, the 97th-most in the nation.From Melvin Gordon to Montee Ball to Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, the Badgers have had no shortage of talented running backs come through the program. The latest, Jonathan Taylor, is just a freshman. But despite his youth, he has performed like a veteran. Taylor has 258 carries for 1,806 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first collegiate season. Even though his season is not complete, Taylor already ranks third in Division I history in rush yards as a freshman.“He’s a strong, powerful runner and once he gets going, straight-line, he can definitely make a lot of guys miss,” Worley said. “He doesn’t run like a freshman. It’s going to be a task to get him on the ground.”Ohio State will focus on stopping Taylor on early downs. Worley said the Buckeyes will try to force the Badgers into third-and-long situations, opportunities where Ohio State believes it has an advantage.Though quarterback Alex Hornibrook does not pose a stark challenge, he will be more difficult to defend than Michigan quarterback John O’Korn, who constantly missed open receivers against the Buckeyes. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus leads Wisconsin with 501 receiving yards, but tight end Troy Fumagalli leads with 38 catches. Ohio State has struggled to defend tight ends, especially in its 55-24 loss to Iowa. Even though Michigan tight end Sean McKeon had just two catches for six yards, he was open on multiple occasions.The Badgers’ offense, at times, seems like a more talented version of Michigan’s. But to win the conference championship, the Buckeyes will have to hold Wisconsin to a similar production level they held Michigan.“At this time of the year, you don’t want to just play teams that don’t submit a challenge against you,” Worley said. “It’s going to be a great challenge for us as a team, as a defense. It’s going to be a battle inside and out.”Ohio State can take some pressure off the inconsistent offense if its defense — which played just well enough to keep the team within striking distance against Michigan — prevents the Badgers from controlling the momentum and possession, slowing the game and putting the Buckeyes in an early deficit. read more

More on tickets for the 327 NXT event in San Jose

first_img Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Mac Miller left behind $7 million legacy Pinterest Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events Now Playing Up Next Zayn Malik Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next The 3/27 WWE NXT event in San Jose, California, which went on-sale yesterday, sold out within a hour. WWE has since released additional seats for the event and were said to be ‘stunned’ by the how quickly tickets were sold for the event per a report by Mike Johnson. Overall yesterday, the event sold 4,200 tickets. As previously mentioned, the venue where the event will take place, the San Jose State Event Center, can hold up to 5,000 fans, which will make it the largest crowd for a NXT event in their history. Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBLACKPINK has beaten One DirectionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:14/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 71.66%0:06Remaining Time -1:09 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Niall Horan Louis Tomlinson Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next BLACKPINK has beaten One Directioncenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Adele files for divorce from Simon Konecki Videos Articles Cardi B leads 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards with most nominations Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elvis Unleashed Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Asuka says she only hit her back and is okay after injury scare at WWE live eventlast_img read more

Guedes Valencia future uncertain

first_imgThe father of Goncalo Guedes is hopeful that Valencia will change his loan stay at the club into a more permanent dealThe Portugal international is currently on loan from Paris Saint-Germain this season and has impressed in his season at Valencia with the club believed to be keen on securing his services on a permanent deal for next season.French news outlet Le Parisien reported that PSG is willing to negotiate a deal with Valencia in the region of €40m due to their own ongoing troubles with UEFA’S Financial Fair Play regulations.“We know that [Valencia owner] Peter Lim is trying to sign Goncalo but it depends on many factors,” Rogerio Guedes told Tribuna Deportiva (via ESPN).“I don’t think Valencia is going to let go of this opportunity considering that next season they will play in the Champions League. “My son would like to continue but right now, we don’t know anything. It depends on PSG. We also have to see if he will go to the World Cup. We will have to wait until June 30.”After joining PSG from Primeira Liga side Benfica for €30m in January 2017, Guedes had only played the one game for the French side.But since joining Valencia on a loan deal last summer, the 21-year-old has been a regular at Mestalla with his four goals and nine assists having played a key role in the club’s expected return to the Champions League for next season.“He wanted to play more and in Paris, there were many stars, a lot of great players,” said Rogerio.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“At Valencia, he has found more calmness. He is working very hard and has to continue.“No one knows what will happen, but for the time being he is very happy here and eager to continue. As a father, I think the best thing for him would be for him to continue at Valencia.”Guedes’ father is convinced that a permanent deal would be in the best interests of both parties.“I don’t believe Goncalo’s future belongs in Paris because of its sporting structure,” he said.“To have Goncalo sitting on the bench does not interest PSG. If Goncalo continues at Valencia everyone wins.“I think he could continue at Valencia, keep growing and he would become more valuable for Valencia. He can continue [here] for one or two more years. To be a financial asset of Valencia and then make a triumphant exit.”Currently, Valencia is in fourth place in La Liga and are 10 points ahead of Real Betis with just four games remaining.last_img read more

Shaqiri I wanted to play Bayern

first_imgLiverpool’s midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is excited to face former side Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Shaqiri enjoyed a decorated career in Munich where he spent two-and-a-half successful seasons and retains fond memories of those glory days.And the Swiss international will be hoping to overcome a minor abdominal strain in time for a special reunion on Tuesday night- an occasion he wanted to happen.“I was very happy because I wanted to play against Bayern Munich, against my old teammates and my old team. I’m looking forward to the game,” the No.23 told LFC.TV.“It was an amazing time [at Bayern]. Two-and-a-half years I was there and it was amazing; we won a lot of titles, we won the Champions League. We had the best team Bayern Munich had.“It was an amazing feeling to win so many trophies. I had many great memories there, I will never forget them. I’m really looking forward to going there and trying to win the game in Munich with my team.”Klopp’s men heavily relied on home victories against Paris Saint-Germain, Red Star Belgrade, and Napoli on the final day to sneak into the last 16 of the Champions League.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).En route to the Champions League final last season, the Anfield crowd was pivotal in the club’s emphatic victories over Manchester City and AS Roma- and Shaqiri is craving for a similar outcome.Xherdan Shaqiri: “I was very happy because I wanted to play against Bayern Munich, against my old teammates and my old team. I’m looking forward to the game. We won a lot of titles, we won the Champions League. We had the best team Bayern Munich had.” 🇩🇪— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) February 18, 2019“I’m looking forward to the experience. It’s going to be amazing,” he added. “We can go very far, I hope.“They are going to be two very difficult games against Bayern because they are a top side. The two games will be interesting because both teams attack and play offensively. We need two very good performances to go through.”last_img read more

National Drug Take Back Day On Saturday

first_imgThe DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. Representatives from Change 4 the Kenai emphasize that the service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This Saturday, October 27, Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy. Sergeant Escott said SPD will also dispose of unwanted drugs throughout the year: “For the convenience of the public, they can come in at any time, day or night. There’s a red phone out front if someone’s not there, they just call Dispatch and they’ll let them in and there’s a box out front, they can just drop them off any time.” Soldotna Police Sergeant Stace Escott has helped watch over the operation in years past: “You know, there are many great benefits, the ease of it, the protection for our children. So many times there’s misuse of those drugs that are just freely obtainable by children in medicine cabinets over at their friend’s house or something like that. There’s that and the safety of keeping it out of the sewer system and making our water clean and all kinds of benefits.” The drugs are transferred to the Alaska Drug Enforcement Unit in Anchorage for disposal. The drug take-back day is being hosted by the Soldotna Police Department, Change 4 the Kenai and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to prevent pill abuse and theft. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27, Take Back Day event, visit Change 4 The Kenai.last_img read more

Line Mobile App User Base Touches 5 Million Mark in India Beats

first_imgLINE, a free calling and chat application on the mobile platform, has a user base of at least five million in India.Thanks to its famous advertisement campaign that says – “There are no limits! Call and message as much as you want!’ LINE reached the five million mark within 25 days of its launch in India. Moreover, the LINE Corporation plans to increase its user base up to 10 million in another few months.”We are extremely happy with the response to our service in India. This is the testimony that we are in the right market with the right product and at the right time,” said Jun Masuda, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer (CSMO) of LINE.Globally, the app has reached than 200 million on 21 July, 2013, surpassing even Twitter’s monthly active user base.LINE is indeed one of the fastest growing apps in the country due its quirky advertisements, ‘group voice chat’ and ‘sticker’ feature.”The app has been a success in the youth segment with its sticker and voice chat features becoming an instant hit and has been used extensively in all conversations happening through LINE app in India,” LINE said.Another reason that the app gained instant recognition was its presence across every mobile operating system, be it iOS, Android or Windows. The application is free on all the app stores.LINE was launched on 23 June, 2011, but achieved worldwide popularity with 150 million users until April 30, 2013, 23 months of its release.As LINE enters into the club of leading mobile apps, it faces challenge from other free messaging and voice calls application like Whatsapp.Whatsapp recently announced that it has crossed a user base of 250 million and is one of the main reasons of diverting users from social networking sites like Facebook. Moreover, Whatsapp is popular for its ‘strictly against advertising’ policy.last_img read more

Comali movie review Here is what netizens say about Jayam Ravistarrer

first_imgJayam Ravi and Yogi Babu in Comali.PR HandoutJayam Ravi has teamed up with newcomer Pradeep Ranganathan, who has learnt the craft through short filmmaking, for Comali, the movie which became the talk of the town recently with its impressive trailer.He has paired up with Kajal Aggarwal for the first time in Comali. Kannada actress Samyuktha Hegde is making her Tamil debut with this flick by playing the love of Ravi’s first love. Yogi Babu will be seen as the hero’s side kick. KS Ravikumar, Kavita Radheshyam and a host of other actors are part of the cast. The film has Hiphop Tamizha’s music, Richard M Nathan’s cinematography and Pradeep E Ragav’s editing.Story: Comali is a comedy-satire which revolves around Ravi (Jayam Ravi), who is in the state of coma for 16 years. In the last two decades, the country has witnessed massive changes in the lifestyles and value system. The movie tries to showcase how a man who went into a prolonged state of unconsciousness before this revolution reacts to the present reality. The story, laced with humour, tries to carry an important message to the society.Reviews: Comali has opened to positive reviews from the critics and cine-goers. Jayam Ravi’s school-day avatar for which he lost 18 kilograms has been appreciated by the viewers. Check out the viewers’ response to the flick below:KollyEmpire : #Comali | Interval | Decent and entertaining so far thanks to Jayam Ravi who is so good both as the young boy and the coma survivor. Last twenty minutes looked very much staged and artificial compared to the initial feel. Nice interval block. Yogi Babu & comedies working well!Bharan: #Comali – Fun & Emotional Drama.. 90s memories, Chennai Flood, current generation,.. Etc Ella recall panirukanga.. Overall ah bore adikama pothu..Watchable movie.. @actor_jayamravi bro school boy character ku nallave effect potu irukinga.. #ComaliReviewVarun: #comali laughed so much after long time. Kollywood has genuine comedy movie after long time. Pure entertainer. Thanks @actor_jayamravi for your hatrick success. #Comali Rajini sir comedy is there in overseas content. So USA audience can enjoy the uncut scenes.Manoj Kumar: #Comali : 3.25/5 Filled wid fun, Entmt, Emotions nd Nostalgic moments This Film reminds us there is no such things like Caste & Religion when it comes 2 HumanityBigil Pradeep: #Comali One time watchable! konjam Emotion, neraya Fun’s, Attract Youngsters,( especially 90’skids), oru Fight, okay vana Songsu, Complete Family EntertainerKrishna Krish: #Comali [3/5] : A fun movie with a message.. Message being today’s society forgetting humanity, due to over dependence on technology.. @actor_jayamravi has excelled both comedy and emotional scenes.. #YogiBabu is almost a parallel hero.. His comedy has worked big time..vishalrajan: #comali A must watch movie in theatre.. First 20mins they brought back the memories of 90’s kid. .. Unexpected interval block.. In climax the director just nailed the show with his script.. @actor_jayamravi as usual different script and never failed to get applause from audienceSanjeevi: #comali never failed to entertain the audience from the starting till the end.Loved @actor_jayamravi anna’s perfomance a lot especially the youthful character.The film has started winning hearts.Congo team!!!Sidhu: #Comali: The film nicely reminds us of the things we grew up with during our childhood through the props, dialogues and such. I just wish it had left the sleazy part of the comedy in the past too, it was a major turnoff and could have been avoided easily. #Comali: After a long time, a fully fulfilling show from #YogiBabu. His role is more like a second hero, tagging along with @actor_jayamravi all the way. The good part is that his one-liners work right until the end, the body-shaming jokes take a back seat too! #Comali: Comic joyride. A chilled out entertainer that keeps the laughs coming constantly. Led by a superb performance from @actor_jayamravi @pradeeponelife has delivered a sweet little film that works despite the odd bad joke. Really liked it!Pavithran: #Comali @pradeeponelife good debut… Ulagathula elamey marinalum humanity marala nu sonathu weightu @actor_jayamravi saravedi in every frame… @hiphoptamizha rocking @yogibabu_offl counters worked very well… Overall 90s kids ah kai vidala nenga… Vera levelRamesh Bala: #Comali [3/5] : A fun movie with a message.. Message being today’s society forgetting humanity, due to over dependence on technology.. @actor_jayamravi has excelled both comedy and emotional scenes.. #YogiBabu is almost a parallel hero.. His comedy has worked big time..Shankar_Dhanush: #Comali wellmade script. Fully engaged. @actor_jayamravi showed his variation in acting. @iYogiBabu comedy ROFL.. Climax will be talkative one.. Emotions work out very well. Kudos to the entire team @hiphoptamizhaReview Ram: #Comali is both visually and verbally unfit to be a clean ‘U’ certificate film. Intentions of the humour are cheap at parts. #CensorBoard – HOW could you do this nonsense every time and again‍♀️Haricharan Pudipeddi: #Comali, which borrows its basic premise from Kickin’ It Old School, is a decent entertainer that has Yogi Babu in terrific form and a fine @actor_jayamravi in a fun role. Could’ve been a lot funnier.Ranjith: Saw #Comali @RohiniSilverScr !! Semma padam by @pradeeponelife spl mention to the climax @actor_jayamravi n his choice of movies to be appreciated Thalapathy references theatre erupts @THM_OffCB: #Comali is a watchable flick though it turns to be a bit dramatic in the end. Comedy works in parts & Jayaram Ravi’s Single shot scene in the second half is good.udhayaa: #Komali very good entertaining movie with lovely msg… @actor_jayamravi bro u r rocking, great (hard) work..Congrats to my Anna #isariganesh, @VelsFilmIntl ,@sakthifilmfactory Director and whole Team… Congrats…Prashanth Rangaswamy: #Comali – There is so much one can take from this movie. The best message of all – Humanity first and then everything. Congrats team – You can be really proud of this movie !Rajasekar: #Comali – Seamless flow throughout the first half. @actor_jayamravi is fantastic as usual. After a longtime good to see @iYogiBabu in a well written role. Debutant Pradeep has fully utilized the the sixteen years time gap to engage the audience.Good going so farlast_img read more

PM leaves London for home

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left London for home on Wednesday wrapping up her official visit to the United Kingdom, reports UNB.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM left Heathrow International Airport in London at 6:55pm (London time), PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said over phone from London.Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem saw her off at the airport.The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:20am (Bangladesh time) on Thursday.Sheikh Hasina went to London on 19 July.During her stay in the UK, she joined the Bangladeshi envoys’ conference on 20 July.Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland QC and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon separately called on Sheikh Hasina in London.On 22 July, the prime minister underwent a successful surgery in her left eye at a London hospital.last_img read more

Maxims magic retold

first_imgNational School of Drama are ready with their next offering titled The Lower Depths, directed by Aniruddha Khutwad. The Lower Depths is perhaps one of Maxim Gorky’s finest creations. It was written between the winter of 1901 and the spring of 1902. Subtitled Scenes from Russian Life, it depicts a group of impoverished Russians living in a shelter near the Volga. Produced by the Moscow Arts Theatre on December 18, 1902, Konstantin Stanislavski directed and starred. It became his first major success, and a hallmark of Russian social realism. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The characters in The Lower Depths are said to have been inspired by the denizens of the so-called Bugrov Homeless Shelter in Nizhny Novgorod, which had been built in 1880–83 by the Old Believer grain merchant and philanthropist Nikolai Alexandrovich Bugrov in memory of his father, A P Bugrov. When the actors of the Moscow Arts Theatre were preparing the play for its first run in 1902, Maxim Gorky supplied them with photographs of the Nizhny Novgorod underclass taken by the famous local photographer, Maxim Dmitriev, to help with the realism of the acting and costumes. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhen it first appeared, The Lower Depths was criticised for its pessimism and ambiguous ethical message. The presentation of the lower classes was viewed as overly dark and unredemptive, and Gorky was clearly more interested in creating memorable characters than in advancing a formal plot. However, in this respect, the play is generally regarded as a masterwork.The theme of harsh truth versus the comforting lie pervades the play from start to finish, as most of the characters choose to deceive themselves from the bleak reality of their condition.last_img read more

Experts Solid evidence in Hungary war crimes case

first_imgProsecutors had charged that Kepiro, a former captain in a special security force, was involved in a 1942 raid by Hungarian forces in the northern Serbian town of Novi Sad during which over 1,200 mostly Jewish and Serb civilians were killed. But experts said there were significant doubts about his guilt.The Wiesenthal Center “bit on a case where the evidence was not enough to determine from a historian’s perspective how much responsibility Sandor Kepiro had in the Novi Sad massacre,” said Laszlo Csosz, a historian at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest.The prosecution of a man who sat through court sessions in a wheelchair, had serious hearing problems and was hospitalized during the proceedings “caused negative feelings about the proceedings in 99.5 percent of the people,” Csosz said. Kepiro died in September at age 97, while the ruling was being appealed by both defense and prosecution.Zuroff defended Kepiro’s prosecution, saying he was certain the case would have been won on appeal.“There’s no question that there was enough evidence to bring Kepiro to justice,” Zuroff said. “There was no problem with the legitimacy of the evidence, but the judge disqualified the evidence in a very selective manner.” Comments   Share   Zuroff said that in contrast with the Kepiro case, there were witnesses to the 1944 events and Csatary’s alleged acts who are still alive and expected to testify.“There are several people available and all that information was given to the prosecutors by me,” Zuroff said by telephone from Jerusalem.Csatary’s case is also different because his role and responsibility as the commander of a ghetto in the Slovakian city of Kosice, at the time a part of Hungary, is well documented, Csosz said.Gellert, the criminal law expert, said that the prosecutors probably came under political pressure to press charges in the Kepiro case.“It was only during the trial that it became clear that the charges were unfounded.” Geller said. “In the Csatary case, there are many more documents available … which increases the likelihood of putting forth a more solid case.”“Compared to the Kepiro trial, this is a much, much stronger case,” said Gellert, who described Csatary as an “enthusiastic enforcer.”Csatary was convicted in absentia for war crimes in Czechoslovakia in 1948 and sentenced to death. He arrived in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia the following year, became a Canadian citizen in 1955 and worked as an art dealer in Montreal. Top holiday drink recipes Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up He appears to have been living quietly in Budapest since 1997, when, Canadian authorities say, he left the country before they had the chance to decide his fate in a deportation hearing alleging he had failed to provide information about his Nazi ties.Still, there are questions. Laszlo Karsai, a historian at the University of Szeged in southern Hungary, called attention to the fact that while Csatary was condemned to death in Czechoslovakia, two of his superiors, the Kosice mayor and the police chief, were only sentenced to prison in Hungary.“What can be proven in court and what is a historical truth … are two completely different things,” said Karsai, the son of a Holocaust survivor.Karsai, who has been very critical of Zuroff’s methods, stressed the importance of keeping a historical perspective, saying that though there is testimony about his sadistic treatment of people there is no proof he knew they were heading to their deaths unless he testifies so himself.“To know in 2012 that the trains were going to Auschwitz is one thing, but for a police officer in 1944 to know that the trains were going to Auschwitz is another _ and even if he knew, how can we prove that he knew what Auschwitz was?,” Karsai asked. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Authorities charged Csatary last week with “unlawful torture of human beings,” accusing him of being present in 1944 when trains bound for death camps were loaded and sent on their way, regularly using a dog whip to strike detainees and in one case refusing to cut holes in a train car to allow people to breathe. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.“He ruled over life and death,” said Adam Gellert, an expert in international criminal law who has been researching the Csatary case. “He deported people who were supposed to be spared and committed a series of sadistic acts.”Csatary’s case was brought to the attention of Hungarian authorities in September by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Efraim Zuroff, whose “Operation Last Chance” was launched in 2002, offering rewards in exchange for information about suspected Holocaust war criminals.The program has sparked criticism from people opposed to paying informants_ and has had mixed results.A year ago, another elderly suspect found in Hungary by Zuroff, Sandor Kepiro, was acquitted of war crime charges by a Budapest court that ruled there was insufficient evidence, a decision that drew strong condemnation from Serbian and Jewish groups.center_img (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The evidence against a 97-year-old Hungarian man accused of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands during the Holocaust is much stronger than a similar case last year that ended in a high-profile acquittal, experts say.Laszlo Csatary’s role as a police officer and chief of an internment camp from where 12,000 Jews were deported to their deaths in Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps is amply documented and there are strong witness statements about his brutality, they said. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths How do cataracts affect your vision? Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

Beyond Travel recognised at Business Awards

first_imgBeyond Travel recognised at Business AwardsBeyond Travel recognised at Business AwardsAustralian owned and operated destination expert for 25 years, Beyond Travel, has won the 2018 Travel and Tourism Business of the Year at Fridays (November 10) sold out black tie Optus My Business Awards, Australia’s longest-standing business awards program.The event was held at The Star in Sydney with over 800 business leaders in attendance. The Travel and Tourism award category included small and medium sized enterprises including hotels, accommodation, bed and breakfasts, souvenir shops, tour operators, tourist attractions and experiences, travel agencies, booking services and other tourism related businesses.CEO Michael Lavilles says, “This award is a wonderful recognition for the entire Beyond Travel team. It is a testament to the teams passion for the industry, the destinations and the products we provide to the Australian market combined with their dedication to our agents and clients that has enabled us to win this prestigious award.“It is a proud moment to be recognised by fellow businesses for the hard work and effort that goes in each day to consistently build and improve our business within the travel and tourism market”.Independently judged by an expert panel, there is a five stage process for the successful candidate to pass based on numerous aspects including business culture, staff development, USP’s and competitive advantages and strategic approach to developing new, repeat and referred business.Pictured is CEO and owner Michael Lavilles (centre) Beyond Travel team members. Source = Beyond Travellast_img read more