Blow for Liverpool as Gomez faces surgery

first_imgLiverpool have been dealt an injury blow with Joe Gomez set to undergo surgery on his fractured leg.The England international has been sidelined since early December after suffering the injury in a tackle with Burnley’s Ben Mee. The Reds had initially expected Gomez to miss around six weeks of action, but the 21-year-old’s recovery has been more complicated than first thought.AdChoices广告And he is now set to have an operation which Liverpool hope will speed along his rehabilitation. The operation will take place in London later on Monday, and has been described by club sources as “routine, but necessary.” 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? Liverpool have not put a timescale on a potential return to action, or even training, with the issue dependent on how Gomez reacts to the surgery. Goal, though, understands the former Charlton man is expecting to feature again before the end of the season.“It’s a blow for the boy and for us because, prior to the injury, he was in such fantastic shape,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website.“But he is too valuable to take any risk with, both for our present and future, so we get this procedure done and he comes back when he’s ready.“His attitude during this rehab has been outstanding but it just hasn’t healed as we’d have liked so we will make this intervention and then he will come back.”Gomez added: “Obviously being out for longer than we’d first hoped for is hard to swallow but it’s part and parcel of the industry. It was an injury caused by an impact, like nearly all the injuries I’ve had in my career, so I know it’s just a case of when it’s fully healed I’m good to go again.“The hardest part is not being able to help the team and contribute on the pitch at the moment, so it’s important I come back ready to go and this procedure will help with that. My only focus is getting back for Liverpool as soon as possible and I can promise the supporters I’ll be working hard every day to do that.”The news comes as a blow to Klopp, for whom Gomez has established himself as first choice at centre-back this season. Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, fit again after a hamstring injury, will contest the spot alongside Virgil van Dijk, though the Dutchman himself is suspended for the first leg of the Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich.Trent Alexander-Arnold is due back in training this week after a knee ligament injury, meaning James Milner is likely to deputise at right-back against West Ham on Monday evening.Victory for the Reds at the London Stadium would take them five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

21st Amendment Brewery Cools Down for Summer

first_img The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing California Brewery to Release Thirst Quenching Beers for Summer 2017San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery can always be counted upon to provide delicious beer. Whether your go-to is the classic west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA or the winter-ready spiced ale Fireside Chat, you may not think of 21st Amendment for your summertime cool down. For 2017, change it up and grab one of these thirst quenching releases from one of the country’s best breweries.Hell or High Watermelon21st Amendment Brewery/FacebookHell or High Watermelon has been on the release calendar for a few years, but deserves a revisit this summer. Built upon a wheat beer base, the addition of 100% natural watermelon puree crafts an ale that’s refreshing as well as bright and surprisingly dry. With Hell or High Watermelon you get the best parts of the fruit – the slight twist of sour and the delicious wetness – without any cloying medicinal sweetness.Watermelon Funk21st Amendment Brewery/FacebookA part of 21st Amendment’s Insurrection Series, Watermelon Funk amps up Hell or High Watermelon with the additions of Lactobacillus Planterum and French Saison yeast. The alcohol content is slightly elevated and the mix of natural sweetness and lacto-inspired sour interplay for a unique tasting experience.El Sully21st Amendment Brewery/FacebookMexican Style Lagers have been growing in popularity with American craft breweries. As an alternative to malty, high alcohol brews, this clean, crushable golden beer is tailor made for days at the beach or a post-grass-cutting reward. El Sully is 21st Amendment’s entry into this category and has quickly become a standard bearer. It is grainy, bready, crisp and, of course, exceptionally easy to drink.Blood Orange Brew Free! or Die IPA21st Amendment Brewery/FacebookBack for a second year, the blood orange variant of Brew Free! or Die is back on shelves. While the original may be a bit too intense to qualify for summertime pounding, Blood Orange brings a huge citrus element to the experience that makes for a sweet, refreshing good time. Like the brand’s watermelon beers, fresh fruit puree is added to keep the flavors natural. It’s tangy and acidic with just the right amount of carbonation to keep the mouthfeel lively.When looking for cans to fill your summertime coolers, be sure to check out the 21st Amendment section of your local bottle shop. These four beers cover a wide range of flavors and styles with one important thing in common: summertime refreshment.last_img read more

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

first_imgThe Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Vancouver, British Columbia where the vessel CMA CGM Attila struck the dock at the DP World Centerm container terminal on August 28.The allision caused significant delays in the Port of Vancouver, forcing several container ships to change their scheduled arrivals, including Maersk Clementine, for which the company said it would skip the Port of Vancouver and unload its cargo in Seattle. The cargo will then be transferred to Chicago via rail, where it will be rolled to CMA CGM La Scala.Vesselfinder reports that the 335-meter Attila was on its way from Seattle  carrying 5,900 TEU of cargo. The allision left a one-metre hole on one of the vessel’s starboard ballast tanks.The quayside at DP World’s Centerm Terminal was also damaged. The vessel is to remain at berth during the course of the investigation.The TSB is currently gathering information, and will assess the occurrence.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Anadarko Fined with USD 159.5 Million for Deepwater Horizon

first_imgzoom The US 5th District Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Lousiana, overseeing the Deepwater Horizon litigation, has set a penalty of USD 159.5 million for the oil major Anadarko, the co-owner and co-lessee of the well.The ruling was issued as part of the Clean Water Act penalty phase.According to the ruling, the Court said that the company is not guilty, but that its 25 percent ownership stake in the well was the basis for the fine.“We are pleased that this penalty is far less than the amount sought by the government. Today’s ruling clearly shows that the Court gave significant weight to its previous findings that as a non-operating investor in the Macondo Well, we had no role in the events that caused the tragic 2010 spill, and bear no fault,” Anadarko said.This penalty is well below the maximum of USD 1,100 per barrel, totaling USD 3.51 billion, which the court could have imposed under the Clear Water Act.The company was fined USD 50 per barrel of oil spilled.Anadarko said that it is “carefully evaluating” its appellate options.According to a ruling by US District Judge Carl Barbier, New Orleans, reported by World Maritime News, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster unleashed 3.19 million bbl. of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.last_img read more

Maersk Tankers Linked to Sale of Two MR1 Oldies

first_imgzoom Maersk Tankers, part of Denmark’s shipping conglomerate Maersk, has disposed of two older MR1 tankers, VesselsValue’s data shows.The ships in question are the 2000-built Maersk Rapier and the 2002-built Maersk Rhode Island, both constructed at CSSC OME shipyard in China.As disclosed by VesselsValue, the 35,000 dwt Maersk Rapier and the 34,800 dwt Maersk Rhode Island were sold to unnamed parties for USD 6.5 million and USD 8.5 million, respectively.With a gross tonnage of around 22,180 tons, each of the ships has a length of 171 meters and a width of 27 meters.“We can confirm that we have reached an agreement to sell Maersk Rapier. The vessel will be delivered to the new owner in the near future. The other vessel can not be confirmed,” a representative from Maersk Tankers told World Maritime News.In 2016, Maersk Tankers said that it plans to replace approximately 20 percent of its fleet within the next few years with newbuildings already ordered and scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2018.Currently, the company’s fleet consists of around 160 owned and commercially managed product tanker vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Inmate Dies in Custody

first_imgAn inmate died today, July 25, at about 4:30 a.m. at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. Halifax Regional Police are investigating, but foul play is not suspected. Next of kin has been notified. “I extend my sincerest sympathy to the family,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. The 48-year-old man was remanded to the correctional facility awaiting trial. As is the case when an inmate dies in custody, police and the Office of the Medical Examiner were notified. The Department of Justice has also launched an internal investigation.last_img read more

Adani Ports to raise up to 1 bn

first_imgMumbai: Adani Ports & SEZ is tapping the internaitonal debt market to raise up to $1 billion to fund its capex plans and also to retire some of its debt, according to merchant banking sources. The proposed issue has a ‘Baa3′ rating from the global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service. “Adani Ports is doing a $issue soon and will be raising $750 million to $1 billion,” merchant banking sources said but refused to share more details like the tenure of the debt or the likely pricing. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe Gautam Adani-run company and is the flagship entity of the Adani group, will use the proceeds for capital expenditure, refinancing a part of the existing debt and other permissible uses under the external commercial borrowings guidelines, the source said. The rating reflects the company’s market position as the country’s largest port developer and operator by volume, and the strength of its Mundra Port concession, Moody’s said in the rating note. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsThe Baa3 rating is also predicated on the company continuing to execute its various projects within time and cost budgets, while adhering to regulatory approval processes to minimize the risk of future difficulties. The agency also given a stable outlook on the rating. “The bonds will represent a senior unsecured obligation and will rank equally with all of Adani Ports’ existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness,” the agency said. The agency said given the ranking of the bonds is pari pasu to all of the company’s existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated debt, while the rating of these bonds follow that of its existing senior unsecured bonds issued in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Adani Ports reported a 13 percent growth in container traffic in FY19 and this traffic contributed 41 percent of the total cargo handled by it during the fiscal year.last_img read more

Report Most Cannabis Destined for Europe is Smuggled from Morocco

Rabat – The 2015 report by the International Narcotics Control Board reported that Morocco remains one of the world’s largest producers of cannabis and is Europe’s leading supplier of cannabis resin.The UN-affiliated board noted that since its visit to the Moroccan government in 2009, the kingdom has demonstrated a “high” level of cooperation in anti-narcotics efforts, especially in the fields of preventing citizens from using cannabis, reducing the area of lands cultivating the plant, and treating narcotics addiction.In 2013, Morocco reported that approximately 47,196 hectares of land were used to harvest cannabis within its borders. In light of Morocco’s efforts in reducing the prevalence of the plant, the board said it expects the country to meet its goal of decreasing cultivation to 34,000 acres by 2020. Despite these gains in the control of cannabis production and consumption, Morocco is witnessing the rise of cocaine smuggling.“While seizures of cannabis resin reported by the Moroccan authorities have declined significantly since 2012, the country is witnessing the emergence of the trafficking of cocaine, which is being smuggled on commercial flights from Brazil and transits through West Africa and Morocco in route to Europe,” the report read.Additionally, the report said that although law enforcement efforts have reduced the acreage of land used for cannabis cultivation by 9.2% in between 2012 and 2013, the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Moroccan cannabis continues to rise.THC is the active element in the cannabis plant, which causes the “high” that occurs following consumption. read more

IRS commissioner to face lawmakers on Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON — IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, asked to deliver President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a Democratic-controlled House panel, is facing off with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for the first time since last week’s request.Rettig is sure to face questions from a House Appropriations Committee panel on the topic Tuesday afternoon. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin squares off with lawmakers in the morning.The White House has signalled it’ll fight the request.Last week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., sent a letter to Rettig asking for six years of Trump’s personal and business returns by Wednesday, relying on a 1924 statute that says the Treasury Department “shall furnish” them when requested. The IRS is part of Treasury.But Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday” that lawmakers will “never” see Trump’s returns.Trump has broken with tradition by not voluntarily releasing his tax returns. He routinely says — as he did Friday — that he’s under audit and therefore won’t release his returns. But IRS officials have said that taxpayers under audit are free to release their returns.Democrats want access to the returns as part of investigations into Trump’s business dealings and his campaign. Trump’s private attorneys have asked Treasury to deny the request as well.Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press read more

Electric tuk tuks manufactured in Sri Lanka ready by 2020

It is considered to have incorporated some of the cutting-edge technology available in this industry. Spekaing at the launch, the Minister said that with more than 1 million three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka, the three-wheeler industry is a major sector of the country. “I understand that the first batch of electric three wheelers manufactured in Sri Lanka will be ready by mid-2020, in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It is very exciting to hear that T-PLAN hopes to export the Sri Lankan made electric vehicles to Japan. This would be the first of many technology transfer projects that are currently being incubated by the Japan Sri Lanka Comprehensive Partnership secretariat,” he added.The Minister said that through such policies and projects, the Government of Sri Lanka will not only show continued commitment to the empowerment of the three-wheeler industry, but also to achieving long term economic growth through sustainable development. (Colombo Gazette) He said the ‘Sri Lankan tuk’ has become something of an icon as it is used in myriad aspects. “It is an affordable means of transport for small business, providing last mile connectivity for SMEs and entrepreneurs. Three wheelers are a means of affordable private transportation as well, and is increasingly popular in the tourism industry,” he said.The Minister said that the Government of Sri Lanka has recognised the importance of the sector to the economy and intends to further empower those involved in the industry. He said the introduction of electric three-wheelers to the industry is an important new policy.“There are several reasons for the shift from the fossil fuel tuk to the electric version, and environmental concerns are chief amongst them. As part of the Paris agreement, Sri Lanka has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in the transport sector by 2020. Among the host of recommendations, one way to achieve this reduction is to convert the existing vehicles to ‘zero-emission’ vehicles, which would cause minimum levels of pollution and carbon footprint,” he said.He said he was encouraged by the electric three-wheeler launched today which was developed by the Japan Sri Lanka Comprehensive Partnership secretariatand T-PLAN. The first batch of electric three wheelers manufactured in Sri Lanka will be ready by 2020.Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera today launched and electric three wheeler (tuk tuk) at the Waters’ Edge Hotel. read more

Iraq UN starts using new procedures for aid deliveries under oilforfood scheme

“By necessity, the Office of the Iraq Programme will be applying the revised procedures adopted by resolution 1409 (2002) gradually, with a view of having [them] fully in place no later than 15 July,” Benon Sevan told the Security Council today in closed session. The text of his remarks was made available after the meeting.Under resolution 1409, States can more quickly process contracts on all goods that are not directly subject to the sanctions in place since Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and are not referenced on a Goods Review List. Applications will first go to the Office, which will forward them to experts from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to determine whether the contract in question contains any item covered by the sanctions or included on the List. All applications containing any military goods will be rejected, while experts will pay particular attention to so-called “dual-use” items, namely those that might have both civilian and military applications.Mr. Sevan told the Council today that both UNMOVIC and the IAEA have taken steps to implement the resolution, including recruiting extra staff for this purpose. “We are sparing no effort in ensuring the prompt and effective implementation of all the tasks entrusted to us,” he said. “I remain fully confident that together with UNMOVIC and the IAEA, we will meet the challenge.”At the same time, the Executive Director emphasized that the Council’s sanctions panel on Iraq – called the 661 committee for the resolution which established it – must “spare no efforts” to resolve issues concerning the cost of Iraqi oil. “Unless the question of the pricing mechanism for setting the price of Iraqi crude oil is resolved urgently, all other efforts and decisions taken to expedite the approval of humanitarian supplies for Iraq may unfortunately remain academic,” he cautioned.Reporting on the situation in Iraq’s three northern governorates, where the UN implements the oil-for-food programme on behalf of the Government, Mr. Sevan predicted an abundant crop yield this year. “We need to work out a solution whereby farmers can be allowed to market their harvest and draw the well-deserved benefits from the bumper harvest, without violating the provisions of relevant Security Council resolutions,” he said.Also today, a UN spokesman reported that the Memorandum of Understanding between the UN and the Government of Iraq on the oil-for-food programme had been extended through an exchange of letters on Tuesday.Meanwhile, the Office of the Iraq Programme today reported that over the past week, Baghdad exported 9 million barrels of crude, earning an estimated €220 million (euros) or $205 million. read more

Lost everything Economic Downturn forces people to give up animal friends

Sage Pullen McIntosh from the Calgary Humane Society poses with one of the adoptees at the shelter on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016. The shelter has had a rush of animals surrendered by Calgarians who have lost their jobs in the economic downturn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Surrender never comes easily.An animal information card at the Calgary Humane Society identifies the temporary resident inside as a grey-and-white kitten named “Marilyn” who has been there since June 26.“I am an owner surrender,” reads a note in a section called “A little about me.”Many Calgarians, already dealing with layoffs, economic uncertainty and the potential loss of their homes, are now having to give up their best friends.The Calgary Humane Society says it has noticed a jump in the number of pets being reluctantly being turned in by their owners since the economic downturn started in 2015.There were 1,500 pets surrendered to the society between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2014. That number ballooned to 1,673 in the same period last year and sits at 1,635 so far this year, but there’s also been a huge jump in the number of strays being picked up.A humane society official says it’s gut-wrenching for those who have to give up a member of the family.“It’s the last thing they want to do. Typically they will go without a lot of things … without food … maybe they’ll skip rent for a month if they have to,” said Sage Pullen McIntosh, senior manager of community relations and communications.“They really want to keep their animals but they’ve lost everything. They have drawn on all the savings they have, or every family member they have, and they just don’t have anywhere else to go.”McIntosh said the increase in strays is likely to be because some people can’t bring themselves to turn the animals in.“They feel embarrassed … they feel ashamed.”She said it can be heartbreaking when animals are admitted and owners have to say goodbye.“It’s really tough for people. This is a member of their family.”A senior psychologist at the Calgary Counselling Centre said having pets at home is good for people going through tough times such as job losses or changes in their personal lives.Joanne Ginter said she had one client who had to turn over the family cats.“The family was greatly distressed because mom had lost her job, and she was the primary breadwinner, and what are they going to do?” Ginter said.She suggested that the children write a letter to the shelter talking about their cats and how they would like them to be taken care of.“People get very, very attached to their pets. Pets serve as a calming technique. They serve as a sense of family. They’re just part of who we are and part of our identity.”Ginter worries things are going to get worse for those hurt by Alberta’s economic downturn because many soon will no longer be eligible for employment insurance.McIntosh said there are about 400 animals in the shelter on any given day. Most are cats, but exotic or expensive pets such as snakes and reptiles are also growing in number.“They get very, very big. They’re very expensive to care for and they’re not able to maintain that care, so they surrender them to us. They take longer to adopt so we do have a lot of exotics right now.”She said the humane society has been coping but it can be a struggle.“It is hard. When you adopt a cat out, you will get three more that same day.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter ‘Lost everything:’ Economic Downturn forces people to give up animal friends read more

Perfection Ohio State football tops Michigan finishes 120

Ohio State football realized perfection for the sixth time in its 123-year history. The 109th meeting between OSU and Michigan, ranked No. 4 and No. 20, respectively, by the Associated Press for the teams’ 2012 meeting, saw the Buckeyes polish off a 12-0 season under the direction of first-year coach Urban Meyer. OSU defeated UM, 26-21, Saturday at Ohio Stadium. As some expected, the dual-threat quarterbacking combo of Michigan senior Denard Robinson and junior Devin Gardner caused problems for the Buckeyes. Gardner threw for 171 yards, one touchdown and one costly interception on 11-of-20 attempts. Robinson did not attempt a pass in the game, but did lineup under center. He rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown. OSU’s defensive performance, particularly in the second half, was more than the Wolverines could overcome. UM failed to drive into the red zone in the second half and an interception by junior safety C.J. Barnett with less than five minutes to play nearly clinched the win. The Buckeyes defense stifled the UM attack despite missing senior defensive end John Simon, who missed out on Senior Day festivities and the competition with a right knee injury sustained a week ago in a game against Wisconsin.  After the interception, OSU junior running back Carlos Hyde, who ran for 146 yards and a touchdown, took the game over, helping the Buckeyes to two first downs to bleed the fourth-quarter clock out and win The Game. Fans stormed the field. Players rejoiced. Meyer pumped his fists wildly. However unrealistic the expectations of an undefeated season might have seemed when Meyer was hired in late November 2011, he had made good on them. With the win, OSU remains in play for the AP‘s national title crown.  The victory is OSU’s 44th in the history of The Game, though UM, eliminated from Big Ten title contention after Nebraska won on Friday, still owns the all-time series advantage with a 58-44-6 record. The largest Ohio Stadium crowd in the history of the OSU-UM rivalry (105,899) assembled in a bitter chill and light but steady snowfall throughout most of the first half. OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller was 14-of-18 for 189 yards and one touchdown. Buckeyes junior receiver Corey Brown muffed a punt that led to points for UM, but did his best to make up for the uncharacteristic error as he caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. OSU junior kicker Drew Basil was the high scorer in the contest. Basil, who only attempted six kicks coming into the team’s 12th game, tallied 14 points while connecting four-of-five of his field goal tries from 41, 52, 28 and 25 yards. In addition to help close out the win for OSU, Hyde also helped the Buckeyes jump to an early lead. Hyde blew through the Michigan line 2:19 into the game, scurrying into the end zone on a 3-yard run to put OSU up, 7-0, on the very first possession of the game. The early score was keyed by 52-yard pass reception by sophomore receiver Devin Smith, who broke loose, gathered the deep ball from Miller and joined many of the OSU faithful in attendance in a celebratory bounce. The game’s back-and-forth tenor would be established by Gardner on the next drive when he found senior receiver Roy Roundtree on a 75-yard reception to level the score. Roundtree broke down the east sideline in front of the Wolverines bench and, after slowing his run for a blocker, traipsed into the end zone. The weather seemed to mimic the intensity of the rivalry in that moment as the snow began to fall heavier. Much of the intrigue in The Game centers around the history of the respective programs, and OSU paid homage to its greatest football triumph of the last decade when the 2002 national championship team was honored between the first and second quarters. Former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel, once shamed by the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal that resulted in his forced resignation as OSU coach, was hoisted onto the shoulders of his former players, much to the delight of many in Ohio Stadium. Brown had scored two punt-return touchdowns coming into the team’s final game. His muffed punt early in the second quarter resulted in threatening position for UM on the OSU 25-yard line, and a roughing the passer penalty on OSU redshirt senior defensive lineman Nathan Williams pushed the visitors closer to a score. Gardner eventually capped the drive, scoring on a 2-yard quarterback-keeper run to put the Wolverines in front, 14-10. The lead was the first for UM in Ohio Stadium since the team’s 2006 meeting, which OSU won, 42-39. The teams fought to gain an edge heading into half, and OSU inched its nose in front when Miller found Brown on a 14-yard completion to go back in front at 17-14 with 1:30 to play in the first half. UM retook possession with 90 seconds to play until the break, and retook the lead when Robinson scampered 67 yards into the end zone, gesturing to fans in the south stand after he crossed the goal line. With the wind at his back, Basil uncorked a 52-yard field goal to send OSU into break trailing, 21-20. Basil then opened the scoring in the second half, connecting from 28 yards to put OSU back in front, 23-21. When UM assumed possession, OSU used a Robinson fumble to attempt to assume control of the game. OSU junior safety Christian Bryant gouged the ball from Robinson grasp at the 7:26 mark in the third quarter and Williams recovered the ball on the UM 37-yard line. A pensive Ohio Stadium crowd was lifted for the moment, but the drive ended with Basil’s first field goal miss of the day after the a 3rd-down snap flew over Miller’s head, causing a fumble the quarterback dove to recover. Basil’s were the only points of the third quarter. Instead of scores, OSU and Michigan traded venomous hits, bellying up to the opposition on what seemed like every hit. One such hit, administered to Gardner with less than nine minutes to play, caused a fumble that OSU junior defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins fell gather on the Wolverines’ 10-yard line. The red zone opportunity had potential to put the 2012 edition of The Game on ice, but ended with Basil’s fourth field goal of the game. He hit from 25 yards out to push the Buckeyes’ lead to 26-21. The clincher came just moments later when Barnett intercepted Gardner, leading to the game-clinching drive for OSU. OSU, which posted a 12-0 overall record and an 8-0 mark in the Big Ten, clinched the Big Ten Conference’s outright Leaders’ Division title last weekend at Wisconsin. The Buckeyes will now have to wait until after college football’s bowl season to learn its final positioning in the AP poll. read more

Man charged with forging his own adoption papers to get US

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan accused of forging signature to obtain $75M from GBTIAugust 30, 2013In “Crime”Cuban National jailed for fake passport, overstayingDecember 30, 2013In “Crime”Berbice man charged with obtaining fake PassportSeptember 25, 2014In “Crime” Accused: Ariskar ManiramA Corentyne, Berbice man who has been residing in the United States since 2003 was today brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he allegedly forged his own adoption papers in order to become a citizen of the said country.Ariskar Maniram, 30, originally of 73 Village, Corentyne, Berbice denied that between July 17 and 20, 2018 in Georgetown and with intent to defraud with person or persons, he forged a certain document, to with one certificate of adoption, in favour of himself purporting to show that same was issued by the General Registrar’s Office.Police Prosecutor, Quinn Harris alleged that the accused paid someone $73,000 to forge the document. He then attempted to use the said document to apply for citizenship in America but was caught.However, Maniram told Magistrate Judy Latchman that he was unaware that the document was forged and as such he was innocent of the fraud.He was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 and the matter was adjourned until August 13, 2018.As a condition of bail, Maniram was ordered to lodge his passport and to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) weekly. read more

From Denmark to Portugal – Mick Schubert to FC Porto

Danish Beach Handball NT member, Mick Schubert (25) will try to get chance to play at VELUX EHF Champions League with five time in a row Portuguese champion, F.C Porto. Schubert (left wing) is coming from Danish team Ajax and this will be his first international experience. ← Previous Story Strong women’s tournament in Gyor – August 23-25 Next Story → Karabatic and Lazarov score debut goals for F.C Barcelona! Ajax handballandeboldanish beach handball teamF.C PortoF.C Porto handballMick Schubert read more

Porsche Unveils First EV Boxster In Stuttgart

first_imgPorsche already has plans to make waves in the hybrid market — which includes its 918 Spyder supercar — but now the German manufacturer has revealed its first three all electric sports cars.Three different e-versions of the iconic Porsche Boxster will eventually be produced, and the first was recently unveiled in Stuttgart. It features two, 240 horsepower electric motors, which are attached to both the front and rear axles, giving the car all wheel drive performance. It’s also expected to have a range of around 100 miles and be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds.The announcement is part of Porsche’s electric pilot program that, in conjunction with the city of Stuttgart, will be experimenting with vehicles and infrastructure in an attempt to make the region more EV friendly. Sadly, there are no curent plans to make these electric Boxsters commercially available.Via Autoblog Greenlast_img read more

SpaceXs Starhopper Spacecraft Is Ready for a Major Hover Test

first_img SpaceX’s Starhopper spacecraft, a prototype for a vehicle that aims to bring people to Mars, might have its first untethered test flight on Tuesday, July 16.According to SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk, the Starhopper is expected to launch roughly 65 feet above the ground during the scheduled hover test, Space.com reported.“Raptor engine mounted on Starhopper. Aiming for hover test Tues,” Musk wrote on Twitter over the weekend. He added, “~20 m [meters, 66 feet] up & sideways for first flight. Mk1 Starship hopefully 20 km [12 miles] up in a few months.”~20m up & sideways for first flight. Mk1 Starship hopefully 20km up in a few months.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2019Today’s pilot launch will be the Starhopper’s third test flight this year. Previously, Starhopper went through two other tests, both of which were connected to the ground for safety precautions and administered in Boca Chica, Texas. The third test will also be conducted at SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility.The Starhopper, which serves a prototype for the 100-passenger Starship that aims to go to Mars soon, will be a major step for space exploration. It will blast off on top of a massive Super Heavy rocket that will be powered by 31 Raptors. The Super Heavy rocket and the Starship vehicle will also be reusable, which could help make colonization on the Red Planet more affordable in the future.Starships on Mars pic.twitter.com/AyKEO6ATiZ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2019In January, Musk posted the first photo of the Starhopper, which reminded Twitter users of a shiny silver bullet and retro-style spaceships that have appeared in old films.Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019More on Geek.com:SpaceX: Leaky Valve Culprit in April Crew Dragon ExplosionWatch: SpaceX Is Launching a Falcon Heavy Rocket TonightWatch: SpaceX Is Launching 60 Starlink Internet Satellites From Florida ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas Stay on targetlast_img read more

OVER 70 MILLION DALASI SPENT TO REHABILITATE SIX MFCS

first_imgwith Abdoulie DibbaThis column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that are relating to production, processing, preservation and marketing of Agricultural products with the ultimate goal of ensuring food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations.As part of the then Deputy Minister of Agriculture,Ousman Jammeh and entourage’s six days tour of the farming communities, six completed Mix Farming Centres worth over D70 Million were handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture and then to the department of Agriculture for onward transmission to the Regional Directorates of Agriculture for proper utilization to ensure food self-sufficiency.Delivering statements during the handing over ceremony, Sait Drammeh, former Director General of Agriculture said the newly rehabilitated mixed farming centers are all funded by the government of the Gambia under the leadership of president Jammeh and are expected to be used for animal husbandry and crop production as well as seeds breeding.He tasked all the staff to use the structures wisely to achieve the needed objective of vision 2016.Speaking at Bakindiki, Mustapha Saidy the Deputy Governor of the North Bank Region described the people of Bakindiki as hardworking people noting that this centre will serve as an instrumental avenue to the ministry of agriculture and will boost food production in the North Bank Region. He advised the beneficiaries to ensure the effective utilization of the facility.The Former Permanent secretary Ministry of agriculture FalaloTouray urged all the beneficiary communities to take up the established centres as a school from where they can learn new techniques and approaches to produce better yields.According to him, the Agricultural workers who are stationed at the centers should serve as role models to farmers.Speaking on the occasion,Former Deputy Minister Jammeh said the government spent over 70 million dalasis on the facilities in their drive to ensure that the country attains food self-sufficiency and that no individual in this country go to bed hungry.last_img read more

Week In Review 52861

first_imgFriday 6/1Audio Player06-01-2018-THIS-WEEK-FRIDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm06-01-2018-THIS-WEEK-FRIDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdChenault Steps Out Of Governor’s Race, EIS Complete For Preferred Route For Cooper Landing Bypass, Seaton Files As Independent In Democratic Primary, Russian River Scheduled To Open June 11th For The Season Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 5/30Audio Player06-01-2018-THIS-WEEK-WEDNESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm06-01-2018-THIS-WEEK-WEDNESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdRepresentative Young Brings Campaign To The Kenai, ASLC Launches Fundraiser To Continue Steller Sea Lion Research, Spruce Beetles Seeking New Host Trees, Former Soldotna Trooper Pleads Not Guilty Thursday 5/31Audio PlayerJennifer-thursday-0531.mp3VmJennifer-thursday-0531.mp300:00RPdPenAir Looks At Expanding Flights In Homer, Man Accused Of Starting Fire In Women’s Bathroom At Soldotna Park, Mountain Climbers Seek To Name Two Local Mountain Peaks, Anchor, Ninilchik Rivers And Deep Creek Drainages Closed To Sport Fishing, Soldotna Man Arrested Following ‘Road Rage’ Incident On K-Beachcenter_img Monday 5/28 – Memorial Day Tuesday 5/29Audio PlayerJennifer-on-tuesday-0529.mp3VmJennifer-on-tuesday-0529.mp300:00RPdFormer Soldotna Trooper Faces New Charges, Update: Construction Projects On The Kenai, Reported Theft And Vandalism At Oilers Baseball Park, Mutual Aid Firefighters Extinguish Wildland Fires In Homer Over Memorial Weekend , New Federal Plan Would Eliminate Funding For Alaska’s Planned Parenthood Facilitieslast_img read more

Beefing Up Fashion Titles Pack on Ad Pages

first_imgMeanwhile, Condé Nast’s Allure recorded a 1.4 percent bump in ad pages for its September issue and Lucky saw pages drop 10.9 percent, the company says.At Time Inc., InStyle rung up 403 ad pages for its September issue (includingsupplements), representing a 16 percent increase over 347 in last year’s issue, publisher Time Inc. says. Year-to-date, the magazine says it has 1,791 ad pages, an increase of 21 percent over the same period lastyear.Hearst’s fashion titles saw double-digit jumps with Harper’s Bazaar collecting 302 ad pages this year compared to 270.2 last year (a 12 percent increase) and Marie Claire recording 15 more ad pages (156) over last year’s September issue (141.1), or an 11 percent increase. (In 2009, the September issue included a special supplement called “The New Way to Shop,” which this year is being pushed to the October issue. Not including last year’s supplement pages, Marie Claire’s pages are up 37 percent this year.)Through the first half, advertising categories normally associated with fashion titles were up and down. The Toiletries and Cosmetics category reported 8,027.85 ad pages during the six-month period, an increase of 12.8 percent. Meanwhile, the Apparel & Accessories category saw ad pages fall 8.8 percent to 7,418.75. They won’t be setting any advertising page records like they did in 2007, but several fashion magazines are on course for winning some significant victories this year.Perennial fashion ad page heavyweight Elle raked in 382 ad pages for its September issue—climbing 18 percent over324.8 pages during the prior year issue, publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. says.At Condé Nast, the greatest ad page growth came from Glamour, which upped its ad page count by 57.3 percent over last year’s September issue, to 241 pages. Its thicker sister title, Vogue, saw the ad page needle spike 24.1 percent to 532 pages. W magazine’s pages are up 31.3 percent.last_img read more