Appointments to the board of trustees at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia will be in line with the practice in other provinces with legislative amendments introduced today, April 12. “The Public Archives of Nova Scotia plays an important role in preserving our province’s documentary heritage,” said David Wilson, Minister of Comminutes, Culture and Heritage. “The changes to the act bring Nova Scotia in line with best practices in the rest of the country and ensures the public will continue to enjoy a high level of service from the archives.” The proposed changes to the Public Archives Act mean the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia will no longer have to serve as chair and a member of the board of trustees. Nova Scotia was the only province with this requirement. The chair will now be appointed by cabinet from among the members of the board. The amendments also mean the position of provincial archivist will now be considered a civil servant, eliminating the need for an order in council appointment. The amendment brings the practice of recruiting the position into compliance with the Civil Service Act. Other administrative changes to the act reflect the realignment of government departments announced in January by correcting references to officials and the name of the department responsible for the archives.
Gurugram: The Gurugram police has arrested a 50-year-old woman for allegedly possessing 3.6 kilograms of marijuana.According to the police, the woman allegedly procured the banned substance from Bihar and peddled it in smaller quantities. The woman had procured the consignment for Rs 52,000 and sold it at Rs 100 per 10 grams. The police said the suspect was identified as Mira, a native of Chautham village in Bihar. She was living in a rented accommodation in Sirhaul for the past 20 years. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShamsher Singh, the assistant commissioner of police (crime), said that she does not have a past criminal record, but some of her relatives have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the past. “During questioning, it was revealed that she used to buy the drugs from a Delhi-based man, who also belongs to her village. We are now looking for him,” he said. During questioning, the woman told the police that the kingpin of the trade sourced the marijuana from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and sold it at Rs 50 per 10 grams. Police said they received a tip-off about a consignment of drugs that were to be delivered in their jurisdiction. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA team of the Palam Vihar crime investigation unit set up a trap to apprehend the woman from a tea kiosk, out of which she allegedly used to operate. The seized drugs will be sent to the forensic lab at Madhuban in Karnal, the police said. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered at the Sector 18 police station on Friday night. The woman was produced at the district court on Saturday and sent to 14-day judicial custody. Being the richest district of the state the drug mafia along with illegal liquor trade is now posing a major law and order challenge to law enforcement officials. Not only are the officials from Gurugram police but now even the special task force (STF) has become involved in curbing the drug mafia in the city. According to sources most of the big criminal gangs that are operating in the city are now shifting their focus from illegal land deals, extortion to transportation and supply of drugs.
STRATFORD, P.E.I. – A father who was irked at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has successfully prodded Sobeys to include new dads too.On Monday, Justin Simard was on his way to drop off his nine-month-old son Charlie at his aunt’s when he stopped at the Sobeys in Stratford to pick up some baby food.“I pulled into Sobeys and I saw they had new parent parking, which my wife and I have used many times in the past, and when I was getting out of the car there was a woman getting her children out of her car… and she gave me a really dirty look,” he said.“I was confused, and I pulled my son out of the car and suddenly her whole demeanour changed and everything was fine … Then I looked over at the sign and saw that this isn’t new parent parking, it’s new mother parking.”Simard said he tweeted a photo of himself holding his baby in front of the sign that said “Expecting Mothers; Mothers with Small Children,” and asked Sobeys: “… am I allowed to park here? #notababysitter #dadissues.”About an hour later, Sobeys tweeted back at Simard, saying he is most definitely entitled to the parking spot and indicated it would be updating its signage at the store in Stratford.In an email to The Canadian Press Tuesday, a spokesperson for Sobeys thanked Simard for bringing the issue to the company’s attention.“All expectant mothers and parents of small children are welcome to park in the expectant parents parking spots in all our Sobeys stores,” spokesperson Katie MacNevin said in the email.“As we are still looking into this, we do not have signage to share yet and we cannot comment on whether we will be updating signage right away in all our stores company-wide.”Simard, a 38-year-old classically trained opera singer whose work as a voice instructor allows him to take care of Charlie while his wife works part-time, said parking signs that are mother-specific are not inclusive and do not consider modern families.“This little guy is kind of heavy. And in the winter, in the snow or the rain, you don’t really want to be walking very far with an infant,” said Simard, originally from Halifax and now living in Melville, P.E.I.“It just seems a little silly that it’s gendered in that way. I know that as a man, it’s weird to be complaining about a sexist policy — I get that. But what about two parents that are fathers? It’s not inclusive.”Simard said he posted the photo on Facebook and has heard from other new fathers who are supportive of Sobeys’ response, including a dad who was confronted by a woman who questioned why he was using the parking spot at a Superstore grocery store.Simard said he was impressed by the quick response from Sobeys and hopes other grocery stores follow suit.“They seemed incredibly open to addressing it immediately, which is so refreshing,” he said.— By Aly Thomson in Halifax.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing by his embattled finance minister as he faces opposition accusations of gross conflict of interest for failing to place his personal assets in a blind trust after being appointed to cabinet almost two years ago.It was a heated question period Wednesday as Trudeau returned to the House of Commons for the first time since a furor erupted over news that Bill Morneau still owns an estimated $40 million in shares in Morneau Shepell, the pension management and human resources firm founded by his father.Morneau holds the shares through two private companies – one in Calgary and one in Ontario – in which he is the sole owner.Trudeau put his own personal investments into a blind trust in 2013 after becoming Liberal leader, proclaiming that he’d set “the gold standard” for ethical conduct. The day he was appointed to cabinet in 2015, Morneau told reporters he expected to do the same with his holdings.This week it came to light he had not.The Conservatives and NDP alike say there is an enormous conflict created by a finance minister regulating an industry that includes a company in which he owns some $40 million in shares.“The prime minister can’t defend this conflict of interest,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.Not to mention, said Scheer, the government has spent the summer suggesting pizza shop owners and mechanics were tax cheats trying to use their companies to hide assets and pay less tax, and it turns out the finance minister was doing the same thing.He quipped that while Trudeau claims to be governing for the “middle class and those working hard to join it” what he’s really doing is “protecting wealthy millionaires and those trying to hide it.”Trudeau accused Scheer and company of “gutter politics” and said they were “making wild accusations” because they had nothing of substance to say about changes announced this week to the government’s controversial small business tax reform proposals.However, the prime minister refused to say when he found out Morneau’s assets weren’t in a blind trust, despite being asked several times by Conservative MPs. He repeatedly said Morneau followed the advice of ethics commissioner Mary Dawson.“When the finance minister first got elected two years ago, he approached the ethics commissioner, as many of us did, to talk about his situation and ask her advice on how he could ensure that all the rules and all the principles were followed,” Trudeau said.“He followed all of her advice and, indeed, has recently asked her if there is more he can do to go above and beyond what she originally asked of him. That is the kind of integrity Canadians expect from all members of this House.”Dawson said this week she advised Morneau a blind trust wasn’t required because his shares were indirectly held through private companies and were not, therefore considered a “controlled asset” under the Conflict of Interest Act.Dawson had advised the previous Conservative government in 2013 that it should amend the act to require blind trusts for personal assets regardless of whether they were directly or indirectly owned. That change has not been made.Morneau’s office has set up a conflict of interest screen, overseen by the minister’s chief of staff, to ensure he abstains from any discussions or decisions that could benefit his personal interests.However the opposition said Morneau should have known his shares were still created a conflict of interest because, even though they’re technically owned by private companies, Morneau is the sole owner of those companies.In the only appearance of a concession that he didn’t go far enough before, Morneau wrote to Dawson this week to request another meeting to discuss if a blind trust should be considered now.Scheer scoffed at that.“Ooh, a letter,” he said in French in the House.Dawson’s office confirmed she has arranged to meet with Morneau but did not say when that meeting will take place.The Liberals were hoping to spend this week digging out from the political mess Morneau created with plan to put an end to measures which the government maintained allowed wealthy individuals to use incorporation to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.Morneau has not been in the House of Commons so far this week; he’s been on the road announcing changes to the tax proposals, as well as cut in the small business tax rate, in a bid to soothe the ruffled feathers.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it.Barely penetrated by roads and scarred by violence, Papua New Guinea hopes the parade of world leaders will lift the mountainous Pacific nation of hundreds of tribal groups out of obscurity and attract investment.But the expense has brought criticism when the government has a budget crisis, basic medicines are scarce, and polio, eliminated from all but a handful of countries, has returned. In 2015, the International Monetary Fund estimated that upgrading the capital for the event and hosting a year of related meetings could cost $1 billion.Australia, the biggest foreign aid donor to Papua New Guinea and former colonial occupier, as well as China and other countries have absorbed some of the cost but critics have already been given plenty of vindication.In an eye-popping move, the government imported 40 luxury Maserati cars to whisk VIPs among convention venues in the secure bubble of the APEC meetings. Officials said the government would sell them to recover the cost, sparking more disbelief and suspicions of a corrupt scheme.Chinese government money, meanwhile, has built what has been dubbed a boulevard to nowhere in the capital Port Moresby, a city described by the World Bank as among the world’s most violent due to high unemployment and brazen criminal gangs known as “raskols.”Construction of an iconic building “APEC Haus” for the leaders’ summit was paid for by oil and gas company Oil Search, which operates all of Papua New Guinea’s oil fields, in exchange for tax credits. That avoided an immediate cost for the government but will erode its revenue in the future.“I think the money should have been used to fix our backyard instead of decorating the front porch. We have health, education and infrastructure deficiencies that need to be addressed,” said activist and writer Martyn Namorong.“Many teachers haven’t been paid and hospitals lack medicines,” he said. “There is so much misery experienced by ordinary Papua New Guineans while the elite party with the world like there is no tomorrow.”What the weeklong talkfest will produce, other than its signature photo of world leaders in locally themed shirts, is unclear. In the impenetrable language of APEC, the meeting is about “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future.”Allan Bollard, executive director of the APEC secretariat, said the meeting is complicated by the tensions between China and the U.S. over trade and the broader backlash against globalization — the dominant Western-led ideology over the past four decades that freer trade and movement of people is inevitably good for all.“This year we’ve had more bilateral trade friction, between the U.S. and China in particular, and that does make it more complex around the table in the sense that APEC only does initiatives where everybody agrees,” Bollard said.Port Moresby, a city where foreigners and the local elite live in homes barricaded behind high walls and barbed wire, will host more than 12,000 visitors for the meetings that end on Sunday.Because of a shortage of hotels, many will stay in three cruise ships docked at Port Moresby and be shuttled back and forth in some of the hundreds of vehicles imported for the event. The city will be crawling with police and military, some of them from Australia and New Zealand, who are providing air force planes, navy patrol boats, special forces and other personnel.Australian media reports say Canberra is spending more than $100 million on security and other support for APEC. The Australian prime minister’s office declined to release a figure, calling the assistance an “extension of long-term co-operation.”“The security is going to be so tight,” said Jonathan Pryke, a Papua New Guinea expert at the Lowy Institute, an Australian think-tank . “This is going to be the safest time to be in Port Moresby.”Even so, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and his entourage will be flying into the country each day from northern Queensland in Australia.Outside of the spruced-up capital, 2018 has been a year of renewed tribal and political violence.Earlier this month, rioting engulfed the coastal town of Alotau more than 300 kilometres (186 miles) from Port Moresby after police leaving for APEC killed a woman and her child in a road accident, said the town’s Catholic Bishop Rolando Santos. Gunfights erupted when police reinforcements arrived from the capital, he said. The growth of a Chinese diaspora, said Pryke, has also fueled economic tensions that have led to protests and riots.“There isn’t much funds for education, health,” said Santos, a Filipino who’s lived in Papua New Guinea for 17 years. “Many were affected because of APEC.”The country’s Catholic Bishops Conference has criticized dire shortages of basic services while the government poured resources into getting the capital ready for world leaders.“We share the concern of many about the huge amount of our limited resources being expended on this event which seems designed to entertain and impress the rich and powerful,” said its president Rochus Tatamai.Papua New Guineans, he said, are “suffering and dying in order to make APEC a success.”Stephen Wright And Jim Gomez, The Associated Press
25 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart next week on a three-nation tour that will take the United Nations chief to Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland, his spokesperson announced today. Michele Montas told reporters that during his official visit to Sweden, Mr. Ban plans to meet with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and have an audience with King Carl XVI Gustaf.He will also visit the gravesite of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, deliver a lecture at Uppsala University and meet with a group of non-governmental organizations. From Stockholm, the Secretary-General is scheduled to go to Copenhagen, where he plans to address the 13th Olympic Congress. He will also deliver a lecture at the University of Copenhagen, entitled “The Road to Copenhagen: Meeting the Climate Challenge.” The Secretary-General has called climate change “the defining challenge of our era” and there are only a couple of months to go until countries gather in Copenhagen to conclude an ambitious new agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions at December’s UN climate change conference.During the working visit to Denmark, he is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Development Cooperation Minister Ulla Tørnæs.Mr. Ban then travels to Geneva, where he will attend the International Telecommunication Union’s ITU TELECOM WORLD – an event that will explore, among others, major issues around information and communication technology and economic growth.He also will deliver remarks focusing on disarmament at the Third Edition of the Geneva Lecture Series, added Ms. Montas.
by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2016 8:40 am MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Troubling trend’ as Toronto real estate market sees record sales for July TORONTO – Toronto’s blistering real estate market continued to burn hot last month, with sales hitting a new record and prices continuing to skyrocket, the Toronto Real Estate Board said Thursday.TREB said the average resale price of a home in the Greater Toronto Area climbed to $709,825 last month, up more than 16 per cent compared to a year ago.The average price of a detached home soared even higher, up a whopping 21 per cent from July 2015 to $952,983, while the average price of a condo rose 9.2 per cent to $406,865.Jason Mercer, the director of market analysis at TREB, said limited availability is one of the leading factors that has been fuelling price growth in Toronto’s housing market over the past couple of years.Nearly 10,000 homes changed hands in the Greater Toronto Area last month — 9,989 to be exact, the highest number ever recorded in the month of July. That compares to 9,813 in July of last year.But new listings have dwindled by about seven per cent to 13,542 last month compared to a year ago, reflecting what the real estate board calls a “troubling trend” as demand outpaces supply in the Toronto area.“We’re seeing a record level of demand for all home types in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Mercer.“But at the same time we’ve actually seen the level of inventory drop off. And so the problem there is that you have a record number of people out there looking to purchase a home, yet at the same time they’re up against constrained supply, and so obviously there’s more competition between these buyers and you’re seeing stronger upward pressure on prices.”The sales data comes as experts caution that a new 15 per cent tax aimed at foreign investors in Vancouver’s real estate market could end up further driving up house prices in Toronto.The B.C. government implemented the tax, which took effect Tuesday, in the hopes of improving housing affordability. Ontario’s finance minister, facing growing pressure to address rising house prices in Toronto, has said he is examining the tax “very closely.”Some realtors have voiced concerns that investors looking to dodge the Vancouver tax could park their money in other areas of the country, particularly Toronto.Mercer said it remains to be seen whether Vancouver’s tax will have repercussions in other markets, but it’s a definite possibility.“Generally speaking, when you’re looking at policies that are pointed at demand, you’ll usually see unintended consequences as well,” said Mercer.Mercer said that rather than focusing solely on demand, policy-makers should also take a look at the supply side of the equation.The Toronto market is on track to see 110,000 sales this year, said Mercer, which means there need to be 200,000 new listings in order for the market to balance out.“I think different levels of government, whether at the provincial level or the local level, need to look at initiatives or putting policies in place that could help alleviate the supply situation.”Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorPlaying as the underdogs in search of its first win against a top-10 team since Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus in 2012, Ohio State topped then-No. 7 Michigan State, 49-37, on the road.The win was marked a statement game for the Buckeyes, and a potential turning point when it comes to their standing in the national landscape. After the victory, The Lantern sports editors picked five of the most important takeaways as OSU turns its attention to Minnesota next weekend.1. OSU was the better team at Spartan StadiumEven when the Spartans held a 21-14 lead in the first half, the Buckeyes were playing the better game overall. If not for a plethora of early miscues and fumbles, OSU’s halftime advantage could have easily been better than its 28-21 lead.But then again, because of those miscues, OSU could have easily been in a big hole instead of being ahead.Regardless of the final numbers — which ended up being similar for both teams — the Buckeyes simply outplayed Michigan State. They only punted twice — once late in the fourth quarter — and could have easily eclipsed the 50-point mark if not for a missed field goal on the game’s opening drive.OSU might have been the underdog on paper, but it would be hard to pick against the Buckeyes if the two teams had to play again.2. Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett proved himselfBarrett has been putting up ridiculous numbers all season — except in the biggest moments.His two worst performances of the year came during a loss to Virginia Tech in which he threw three interceptions and a near-loss to Penn State when he had less than 80 yards through the air. Numbers aside, the knock on him has been that he didn’t step up when it mattered most.On Saturday, Barrett did more than step up, as he threw for 300 yards and ran for another 86 while accounting for five of OSU’s seven total touchdowns.His third-and-23 over-the-shoulder pass to senior wide receiver Devin Smith was easily the best toss of his young collegiate career, and one of the best throws in recent OSU memory. He also managed to hit Smith for a 44-yard touchdown and found redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas on a 79-yard catch-and-run for another score.Barrett capped his big day with a seven-yard touchdown pass to sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson in the fourth quarter on third down with another throw that could be considered NFL caliber.If injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller returns next season, coach Urban Meyer will have a very difficult decision on his hands come fall camp.3. The Buckeyes’ defense has flaws, but stepped up when it matteredOSU gave up 536 total yards to the Spartans — including 137 rushing yards to redshirt-senior running back Jeremy Langford — but overall, it played well on defense.You can look at the final numbers and say they’re bad, but the Buckeyes stepped up at key moments, perhaps none more than after a Wilson fumble on a second-quarter kickoff.The fumble gave the Spartans the ball in the red zone, and not only did OSU make a defensive stand and force a field goal, but Michigan State missed the kick to keep the Buckeyes within one score. If the Spartans had found the end zone, which it looked like they probably would, they’d have taken a 28-14 lead and the game could have ended very differently.Oh, and Barrett hit Thomas for that 79-yard touchdown on the first play of the ensuing drive, making it 21-21.Numbers aside, the Buckeye defense proved itself at Spartan Stadium.4. Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett can dominateAfter sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa had asserted his dominance throughout the season to the tune of a Big Ten-best 10 sacks, Bennett found his name mentioned less and less.But on Saturday, the Spartans’ game planned well for Bosa, forcing Bennett to step up.Not only did he finish the game with four solo tackles — including two for a loss — and the Buckeyes’ only sack, but he controlled the line of scrimmage and won his one-on-one battles nearly every snap. Bennett has been a good player throughout his career, but he admitted after the game that he was playing too cautiously earlier this season.He came out of his shell against Michigan State, and proved once again why he will likely be an early round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.5. Smith is a game changer Twenty times, Smith has caught at least one touchdown in a game as a Buckeye, and all 20 times, OSU has come away victorious. The Massillon, Ohio, product produced a season-high 129 yards on six receptions and a 44-yard score against the Spartans on Saturday night, leading the OSU offense along with Barrett to an impressive win. The touchdown reception puts him third all-time on the OSU receptions list with 26, placing him behind just David Boston and Cris Carter.After the win over Michigan State, Meyer said Smith’s game was his best as a Buckeye and added that Smith is one of, if not the best deep-threat player he has ever coached. The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to play against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday in Minneapolis. Kickoff is set for noon.
Then-OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) leaps over a defender during a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 26 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe NFL suspended former Ohio State and Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for the first six games of the season without pay, the league announced Friday. The league also added that he should have no more violations of league policy, and could face a potential ban from the league if he is found to be in violation of any more rules.In a letter addressed to Elliott from the NFL and its chief disciplinary officer Byron Todd Jones, the league cites that Elliott used physical force against his alleged girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in 2016. A separate incident in which Elliott pulled down a woman’s shirt at a bar this year was also cited, though the letter states that it will not be considered separately for any additional discipline.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Elliott is expected to appeal the suspension. He must file the appeal within the next three business days, and a subsequent hearing must be scheduled within 10 days after the appeal is made official.Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to appeal 6-game suspension, per sources. Has three business days to file appeal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2017Elliott’s incident with Thompson allegedly took place during the week of July 16, 2016, and had been investigated by the city of Columbus. However, the Columbus Division of Police made no arrest, and a decision by the Columbus City Attorney’s office was made to not prosecute Elliott for the incident.The NFL investigated Elliott and determined that there was substantial evidence backing Thompson’s claims, citing three separate instances in 2016 on July 17, 19 and 21 where Thompson was physically abused by Elliott.On July 17, he reportedly caused injuries to Thompsons’ arms, neck and shoulders, claims that were backed up by several photographs of the injuries. Two days later, he reportedly again caused injuries to Thompson’s face, arms, wrist and hands. There were more photographs provided to back up the claims. Then on July 21, he was reported to have used force again to injure Thompson’s face, neck, arms, knee and hips. More photographs were provided, and medical experts confirmed the photographs backed up the claims made by Thompson.Though Elliott was never charged with any crimes, the letter states that players may still be suspended if evidence is found to support conduct prohibited by the league.The league finished the letter by saying that Elliott is also required to engage in a clinical evaluation by a qualified professional. He is expected to follow through with any recommendations of treatment or counseling provided by that professional.
OSU coach Urban Meyer studies his opponent before the Buckeyes game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 17 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 45-24. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWhen the Buckeyes boarded their flight from Columbus to Norman, Oklahoma, for a Saturday showdown with the Oklahoma Sooners, coach Urban Meyer was taken back a bit by his team’s youth. As if he hadn’t realized it since the summer, Meyer noticed the quantity of players that lacked road experience.Following OSU’s 45-24 beatdown of coach Bob Stoops’ Sooners, the Buckeyes instilled confidence in Meyer concerning their ability to perform in the spotlight.“They’re no longer inexperienced,” Meyer said. “I saw (Oklahoma’s) record, and it is one of the top 5 hardest places to play. This was the coming-of-age game.”Meyer added that he was impressed with his team, specifically mentioning the running game. Oklahoma’s defensive line was touted as one of the top units in the country leading up to the matchup. Houston defeated the Sooners through the air, but Meyer stuck with his gut and ran the ball, trying to overpower the opposition.The Buckeyes ran for 291 yards on the ground, by far the most allowed by Oklahoma this season (89 yards to Houston). Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber totaled 123 yards on 18 carries, junior H-back Curtis Samuel had 98 yards on 11 rushes and redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett added 74 yards to the total. The Buckeyes averaged 6.1 yards on the ground as a team.“I feel like we had a lot of confidence coming into this game. I don’t think a lot of people would call us young anymore,” Weber said. “We’re playing really well.”Oklahoma was supposed to be the test before Big Ten play that would define OSU’s place along the college football landscape. It was meant to serve as a statement game for coach Meyer’s team to be ranked among the elite. For many players like Weber, it was their first true road game as a prominent contributor for the Scarlet and Gray. Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown planted his flag through the heart of the Oklahoma defense in his first action on the road. The 6-foot-2 Brown tied a school record for four receiving touchdowns in one game. Meyer said that he has his captains to thank for the leadership in a hostile environment.“The maturity of the old guys is outstanding right now,” Meyer said. “J.T. Barrett, (redshirt senior center) Pat Elflein, (redshirt junior right guard) Billy Price up front, and then (junior linebacker) Raekwon McMillan and (redshirt junior cornerback) Gareon Conley … really good leaders on this team right now.”On the defensive side, younger players continue to make game-changing plays as well.Redshirt sophomore Marshon Lattimore added another interception to his stat line on Saturday, nearly having another in the second half. Sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker took a pass from Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to the endzone in the first quarter, putting OSU up by double digits.Redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker, who is tied for the NCAA interceptions lead with Lattimore at three, said that continuing to turn the ball over – make “money plays” – solidifies the no-longer inexperienced defense, despite them still having room to grow.“It definitely makes us feel like we’re some type of good. We don’t want to get too big-headed,” Hooker said. “We got to get in there in the bye week and correct the things we messed up on, and once we get that, I feel like we’re going to be 20 times better.”As OSU is now on its bye week, sitting at 3-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Alabama, Meyer has to be pleased with his team proving its talent when their numbers are called.“We’ve always been loaded,” Weber said. “Last year, we were good enough to play. We just had to wait our turn this year. We’re developing and getting better.”
ALL ATTENTION ON Mars may be directed onto Curiousity, the latest rover NASA has on the red planet, but an older model is still doing the rounds and making an impact.Opportunity, a Mars rover which landed on the planet in 2004, managed to break the record for the longest distance a vehicle has driven outside Earth.The rover has driven 40.24km since it arrived, beating the record set by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover, which drove 39km on the moon in 1973. A drive of 157 feet (48 metres) on 27 July ensured that the record went to the ten-year old rover.The rover had driven more than 32km before it arrived at Endeavour Crater in 2011, where it examined outcrops on the crater’s rim containing clay and sulfate-bearing minerals. A map showing the route Opportunity has taken since it landed on Mars in 2004. Source: NasaWhat makes this more impressive was Opportunity wasn’t designed to travel long distances. Instead, it was originally supposed to drive about one kilometre when it landed.NASA is hoping that Opportunity will be able to reach the next major investigation spot, Marathon Valley, located two kilometres from where it is, where it’s believed that several clay minerals are exposed closed together at this site.The Project Manager for Mars Exploration Rover, John Callas, said that while the achievement was “remarkable,” the main focus “is not how many miles the rover has racked up, but how much exploration and discovery we have accomplished over that distance.”Read: Celebration? – fear of ‘birthday marathon’ creates dread in parents >Read: Microsoft faces ‘monopoly’ investigation as Chinese officials begin probe >
Yesterday, Apple surprised and disappointed many people in equal measures with the unveiling of the iPhone 4S. There simply isn’t an iPhone 5 (yet), instead we have the exact same design as the iPhone 4, but with all new internals and therefore a much faster phone.Competitors looked on, and in some ways are probably quite relieved this isn’t a phone that offers anything ground breaking in terms of new hardware. In fact, Samsung was first out the gate to demonstrate why the iPhone 4S isn’t being seen as a threat at all.Samsung’s best Android smartphone so far is the Galaxy S II, and it is being used as a counterpunch to the iPhone 4S. The company has produced a comparison chart that points out exactly where the Galaxy S II already beats/outperforms Apple’s latest handset.You can see the full chart included below, but here’s the key differences Samsung highlights the S II has over the 4S:4G up to 21Mbps transfer speeds (up to 50% faster)Super AMOLED Plus display4.5 or 4.3-inch display (that’s up to 58% larger)8MP rear camera combined with 2MP front camera1080p High Profile video capture and playbackOnly weighs 4.3ozHas a removable batteryCan be used as a HDTV remote controlAvailability on T-MobileUse of Android GingerbreadExternal storage expansion through microSD$199-$229 price pointHow many of those you see as an advantage depends on your smartphone preferences and love of Apple products. The key advantages are a bigger screen, potentially faster data downloads, a lighter handset, and more storage potential. The removable battery is also a nice-to-have feature.Looking at hardware alone, you have to admit that Samsung has the advantage if you want a large screen and masses of storage. You also have to wonder how the iPhone 4S will stack up in a few months as new Android smartphones keep appearing.Hardware alone isn’t really a fair comparison point. You need to take into account the hardware, software, and overall experience combined for a true picture. How does the iPhone 4S stack up against the competition as platform?via The Unlocker
Pinterest Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NXT Highlights: Fandango returns to help Tyler Breeze, Dunne vs. Strong WWE NXT Results – 7/31/19 (Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong, Fandango returns) Twitter WhatsApp Results courtesy of WWE.com:WWE U.K. Championship Tournament results, June 25, 2018: Gibson tops Banks in epic Final, earns U.K. Title MatchArmed with an irreverent outlook and a nasty submission wristlock he calls Shankly Gates, Liverpool’s Zack Gibson prevailed in the 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament in London’s Royal Albert Hall, topping the valiant effort of an injured Travis Banks in an epic tournament Final. He now looks ahead to claiming his prize: A WWE U.K. Title Match against Pete Dunne tomorrow.Zack Gibson def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher in a Quarterfinal MatchGentleman Jack Gallagher frustrated Zack Gibson with his mat-wrestling wizardry and even threw caution to the wind with high-flying attacks. The larger Gibson — who drew riotous boos from the fans inside Royal Albert Hall even prior to rejecting Gallagher’s pre-match handshake — deflected the onslaught when he could, even running Gallagher shoulder-first into the steel post. Liverpool’s No. 1 advanced to the next round by booting Gallagher in the shoulder as the 205 Live mainstay was descending with a flying headbutt and locking in the Shankly Gates top wristlock on the same limb for the tapout victory.Joe Coffey def. Dave Mastiff in a Quarterfinal MatchLike bulls locking horns, the tournament’s two biggest competitors, Scotland’s Joe Coffey and the Black Country’s Dave Mastiff, tested each other’s strength in the early goings. They pulverized each other with big suplexes, headbutts and even a few stunning feats of agility. After Mastiff missed his favored move, a Cannonball splash in the corner, Coffey scored passage to the next round by dropping the 300-pounder with a discus lariat that Coffey calls Aw the Best for the Bells. Afterward, The Iron King told Cathy Kelley that he would show “no mercy” and win “by any means necessary” as the tournament progresses.Flash Morgan Webster def. Jordan Devlin in a Quarterfinal MatchWales’ Flash Morgan Webster showed incredible resilience (and more than a couple eye-popping aerial stunts) against aggressive Irishman Jordan Devlin. Devlin complemented his viciousness with high-risk offense, including a top-rope Spanish Fly that garnered a two-count. Devlin’s attempt at a moonsault missed, however, and Webster, the crowd favorite, took advantage by nailing Devlin with the Eton Rifle for the win.Travis Banks def. Ashton Smith in a Quarterfinal MatchAshton Smith has been extolled by no less than 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick as a Superstar to keep your eye on. Unfortunately for the raw-boned Smith, “Kiwi Buzzsaw” Travis Banks had his number and cut him down with a variety of hard strikes. Smith didn’t back down, yelling “hit me” at Banks, but his hubris was misplaced. The New Zealander granted Smith’s wish, drilling him with a Slice of Heaven springboard enzuigiri and the Kiwi Crusher fisherman buster for the pin. Banks now looks ahead to a Semifinal showdown with Joe Coffey.Toni Storm def. Killer Kelly and Isla Dawn in a Triple Threat Match to earn an NXT Women’s Title Match against Shayna Baszler on Night TwoWith an NXT Women’s Title Match against Shayna Baszler tomorrow at the Royal Albert Hall at stake, Australia’s Toni Storm, Portugal’s Killer Kelly and Scotland’s Isla Dawn tore into each other in a fast-and-furious, every-woman-for-herself Triple Threat Match. They traded a bevy of snap suplexes and kicks, but Storm — who made an unforgettable impression when she made it to the Semifinals of last year’s Mae Young Classic — came out on top when she booted Kelly off the apron and downed Dawn with Storm Zero. Afterward, The Queen of Spades began playing head games with her next challenger, appearing among the U.K. faithful at ringside and staring down Storm from afar.General Manager Johnny Saint and Triple H announced the launch of NXT UKWith Triple H by his side, British wrestling icon and new UK General Manager Johnny Saint broke the news that WWE has commenced the NXT UK brand. As part of the initiative, WWE will hold tapings in the United Kingdom throughout the year (get ticket information here), as well as introduce Women’s and Tag Team divisions to complement the current WWE U.K. Championship division.Excited about what the future holds for sports-entertainment, Triple H had one parting question for the NXT Universe in London: Are you ready?Zack Gibson def. Flash Morgan Webster in the Semifinal MatchFlash Morgan Webster got off to a fiery start against Zack Gibson, putting the Liverpool loudmouth on his heels with a highlight-reel-worthy hurricanrana. Webster also nailed one suicide dive, but when he tried the move a second time, Gibson caught him and deposited him in the entranceway with a corkscrew brainbuster called Helter Skelter. Webster barely beat the count back into the ring, but upon re-entering, Gibson caught him in the Shankly Gates and forced him to tap. As Royal Albert Hall came unglued with jeers, Gibson blew kisses to the fans, stoking their hostility toward him.Travis Banks def. Joe Coffey in a Semifinal MatchPitting Travis Banks, one of the world’s most gifted strikers, against Joe Coffey, one of the steeliest sluggers going, resulted in a predictably brutal and hard-hitting affair. Banks and Coffey wailed on each other with strikes, forearm smashes and chops, but Coffey eventually gained the advantage, using his size and power to inflict damage on Banks’ lower back. Even though he absorbed tremendous punishment, The Kiwi Buzzsaw stayed in the fight, and amid a rapid exchange of big hits, Banks deftly rolled up Coffey to score a sudden pinfall.Making good on his promise to “show no mercy,” Coffey was anything but gracious in defeat, as he ambushed Banks after the bell. Coffey demolished Banks with a discus lariat and ravaged his shoulder by smashing it into the steel ring post. As referees tended to Banks, Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness speculated about how the attack might diminish Banks’ chances against Zack Gibson in the tournament Final.British Strong Style def. Undisputed ERA in a Six-Man Tag Team MatchAfter enduring Undisputed ERA’s insults and mockery of England for weeks on end, British Strong Style refused to be beaten on their own turf by the bombastic, gold-clad faction.NXT North American Adam Cole and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong employed quick tags to isolate Trent Seven and, later, WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne from their teammates. Nonetheless, Dunne, Seven & Tyler Bate forged ahead, fighting both for national pride and the intense desire to knock the pompous Undisputed ERA down a peg.The action was nonstop, and the fans inside Royal Albert Hall hung on every exchange as the battle grew into an instant classic. Seven regained control for his team after drilling Strong with the Seven Stars Lariat late in the match. Cole’s attempt to weaponize his NXT North American Title provided a costly distraction (allowing Strong to blindside Seven), and a pier-six brawl broke out from there. The BruiserWeight wiped out Cole & Strong with a moonsault to the floor, allowing Moustache Mountain to earn the cathartic victory after decimating O’Reilly with a rebound clothesline/dragon suplex combination.Following their big triumph, Moustache Mountain now look ahead to challenging Strong & O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Titles tomorrow at Royal Albert Hall.Shawn Michaels made his return to Royal Albert HallAmong the many milestones in Shawn Michaels’ WWE Hall of Fame career, this one sometimes gets overlooked: In 1991, HBK participated in the first WWE match to ever be held at the vaunted Royal Albert Hall. Today, Mr. WrestleMania took part in another important moment inside the hallowed Hall, as WWE announced the launch of NXT UK.Admitting he was nervous to try to follow the jaw-dropping Six-Man Tag Team Match that transpired moments before, HBK entered the ring to thank the fans in the region for their continued support of WWE, saying the NXT UK brand is WWE’s opportunity to show love in return.Zack Gibson def. Travis Banks in the 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament FinalSporting a heavily taped shoulder courtesy of Joe Coffey’s dastardly attack earlier in the night, Travis Banks put in a courageous performance on the biggest stage of his career as he faced Zack Gibson in the tournament Final. Yet, no amount of grit or determination from the gutsy underdog could quell the damage, especially once the piranha-like Gibson fixed his gaze on Banks’ bad wing.Banks fought valiantly, using his good arm to blister Liverpool’s No. 1 with hard strikes. Banks even endured Gibson’s early attempt at locking in the Shankly Gates, forcing a rope break to the delight of the fans inside Royal Albert Hall. Later, Banks fought off the pain in his arm long enough to hit the Kiwi Crusher to claim a near fall.Yet, after Gibson beat Banks to his feet following a late-game tope suicida by Banks, the end was in sight. Gibson reapplied the Shankly Gates back inside the ring and forced Banks into submission to claim the 2018 U.K. Championship Tournament. Banks demonstrated plenty of heart and grit, but the tenacious Gibson would not be denied. Following the win, Gibson had a heated staredown with the man he’ll challenge tomorrow, WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne.Liverpool’s No. 1 may be as despised as he is dangerous, but come tomorrow at the NXT U.K. Championship, will he also be recognized as the new WWE U.K. Champion? Google+ NXT Tag Team Championships match added to TakeOver: Toronto on August 10
LONGVIEW — The public relations battle is underway as Pacific Coast Fertilizer beats back against what it calls “misinformation” from opponents to its proposed $1 billion ammonia plant at Longview’s Mint Farm Industrial Park.After pitching the project a year ago, Pacific Coast officials have been quietly building the foundation for their project in the community for the last year before launching a formal environmental review with the city last month.Wednesday marked the first time the public could weigh in on the project. Two open-house style scoping meetings were held in the afternoon and evening.Pacific Coast would convert natural gas to anhydrous ammonia to produce 1,650 tons of liquid fertilizer daily. The fertilizer would be marketed to Northwest farmers — who currently pay a premium on anhydrous ammonia imported from Canada and the Caribbean.In an editorial board interview with The Daily News on Tuesday, Pacific Coast officials said they’re already seeing misinformation.Safety, spills and the risk of explosion are among the top concerns cited by opponents. But explosions of anhydrous ammonia are extremely rare, according to company officials. They added that anhydrous ammonia is not the same as ammonium nitrate, the type of fertilizer used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings. Oregon’s largest fertilizer plant, the Dyno Nobel facility just north of St. Helens, Ore., has manufactured anhydrous ammonia for years without a serious incident, they said.
Fernando Santos is about to select the Portugal squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia but he insisted that he won’t make this decision based on the sentiment from the EURO 2016 as his team managed to win it…It was a big shocker when Portugal managed to surprise home France and beat them in the extra-time of the final game in Paris and won the whole tournament – but Santos isn’t planning to call up players just based on this success.The experienced coach spoke about his team selection as he said, according to fifa.com:Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“I don’t know if he will go or not. I do know that he, or any other EURO champion, will not be called up for sentimental reasons.”“There are several players who were in France that, for several reasons, wouldn’t be now. Vieirinha, for example, is having a good season and, at present, is out of the squad. There are other cases, such as Gelson and Bernardo, who weren’t in France.”“I can’t be sentimental to the point of picking players because of what they did [at EURO 2016]. I know that picking the final 23 is like doing a puzzle.”
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 18, 2018 Posted: May 18, 2018 Ed Lenderman County officials to highlight infrastructure projects funded by gas tax bill Updated: 3:00 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – The California Transportation Commission this week awarded an additional $312 million in Senate Bill 1 funds to local infrastructure projects, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Friday.Part of the award, $195 million, will go toward carpool lanes and other improvements meant to reduce congestion along the North Coast Corridor of Interstate 5.The California-Mexico Border System Project, created to improve border crossings, also was awarded $82 million to increase mobility at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, California’s busiest commercial land port.Additional funds will go toward assorted rail, road and marine terminal projects.Caltrans, SANDAG members and other elected officials — including Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Sen. Ben Hueso and Assemblyman Todd Gloria — held a news conference Friday highlighting local SB 1 funding.SB 1 went into effect in November. It raised gas and diesel taxes by 12 cents and 20 cents per gallon, respectively. Vehicle registration fees also increased $25 to $175, depending on the value of the vehicle.Democrats who backed the increase said they believed it was the best way to handle a $137 billion backlog of road repairs. The increase is expected to raise more than $5 billion for transportation costs annually.There has been significant pushback against the gas tax increase, however. Republicans are advocating for a repeal of the law, and an initiative is likely headed to the November ballot. Ed Lenderman,
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Councilman speaks on closure of last roller skating rink in San Diego city March 6, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLINDA VISTA (KUSI)- It could be the end of an era for thousands of people who love old school roller skating.That’s because the one and only skating rink in San Diego city could be disappearing.Skateworld has been open for 45-years but the land is owned by the City of San Diego, and they just sold it to a developer.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez spoke to Councilman Scott Sherman to get more insight on what’s happened.Original story: https://bit.ly/2ENO9R7 KUSI Newsroom
Posted: April 18, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Judge orders changes in confinement of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher KUSI Newsroom Updated: 11:21 PM April 18, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There was an emergency hearing held today in the case involving Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. His defense team brought forward several allegations against the command saying they’re ignoring orders from the president.Gallagher is accused of war crimes including the murder of a wounded ISIS fighter. His defense says those charges are based on coordinated stories and no evidence.Gallagher’s lead attorney Timothy Parlatore joined KUSI to discuss the case. Full interview: KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Summer Block Party Returns With Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Boyz II Men & More News Email GRAMMY winner Scott will headline all four shows for the fifth annual summer concert series Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 1, 2019 – 5:01 pm Live Nation Urban has shared the lineup and details for its fifth annual Summer Block Party concert series, which will feature GRAMMY-winning R&B songstress Jill Scott as the headliner for all four dates. https://twitter.com/FLOSSMagazine/status/1112832091002212352 Twitter The concert series will kick off on June 29 in Philadelphia, followed by a July 5 show in Dallas, its first time in that city. The Block Party will return to Houston on July 6 and close out on July 13 in Chicago.A star-studded list of R&B, soul and hip-hop greats will join Scott as special guests across the dates: GRAMMY-nominated R&B artists and Philly natives Jazmine Sullivan and Musiq Soulchild join their hometown show, which will also feature DJ D-Nice and GRAMMY-nominated rapper Mase, the latter whom will also join the Chicago show. GRAMMY-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton will help close things out in Chi-town, along with GRAMMY nominee Carl Thomas.Tweet and GRAMMY winner Faith Evans will perform at the Dallas show, with Evans also joining the other Texas show. GRAMMY-winning ’90s R&B group Boyz II Men, along with R&B newcomer Lucky Daye, will round out the Houston show.Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. local time; more info here.Jill Scott, Leon Bridges & More To Headline Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Facebook Summer Block Party Returns With Jill Scott & More summer-block-party-returns-jill-scott-jazmine-sullivan-boyz-ii-men-more
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