He got me, dirtied my clothes: Steve Smith reacts to Jonny Bairstow’s fake run-out attempt

Posted On Oct 25 2019 by

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 10:13 IST Steve Smith was tricked into diving to save his wicket by Jonny Bairstow (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow managed to trick Steve Smith by attempting a fake run outSmith made 80 in Australia’s first innings score of 225 on Day 2 of Oval TestEngland managed 9 for no loss in 4 overs at stumps and lead Australia by 78 runsSteve Smith had a embarrassed look on his face when he was asked about the fake run out attempt made by Jonny Bairstow against him during Day 2 of the fifth Test at The Oval on Friday.England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow managed to trick Steve Smith into diving for his life as he tried to back in the crease, making the World No. 1 Test batter look like a fool.With Bairstow pretending as if he was preparing to collect the throw to run Smith out, Australia batsman ran for his life as a puff of dust went up in the air when he dived thinking that he was going to be run out.It was only after he got up that Smith realized he had been tricked into diving without the ball being anywhere near the keeper’s gloves. The throw, in fact, came at the bowler’s end.After the day’s play a journalist asked Smith about the incident and what Bairstow said after the run out attempt.”He got me there, didn’t he? Dirtied my clothes. He didn’t say anything, I don’t think, but he got me. I didn’t know where the ball was. Bloody thing, faked it. He got me. I don’t know what else to say,” Smith said during the press conference after stumps.Steve Smith was in no danger of being run out here … but Jonny Bairstow made him think he was! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/YajKdVcmc8cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 13, 2019Smith on Friday scored 80 runs in Australia’s first innings total of 225 to become only the second batsman in Test history to post six-successive 80-plus scores, equalling Sir Everton Weekes’s record which he had set in 1948 during the Test series against India.advertisementDuring his knock, Smith also broke the record most successive half-centuries against a single opponent.But the day also belonged to England fast bowler Jofra Archer, who took 6 for 62 to help the hosts take a 69-run lead in the first innings. England openers Rory Burns and Joe Denly added nine runs in the fading light to extend the lead to 78 runs by the close of play for the day.Archer took his tally for the series to 22 wickets, becoming the first England bowler to take two six-wicket hauls in an Ashes series since Ian Botham in 1981.Left-armer Curran took two wickets in two balls on his way to a three-wicket haul and Chris Woakes claimed the prize scalp of Australian batting machine Steve Smith.Also Read | Ashes: Steve Smith equals 71-year-old record after 6th successive 80-plus scoreAlso Read | ‘That’s like a small boy diving into a sand pit’: Jonny Bairstow fakes Steve Smith run-outAlso Read | Ashes: Jofra Archer, Steve Smith headline intriguing Day 2 contestFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Jonny BairstowFollow AshesFollow England VS Australia He got me, dirtied my clothes: Steve Smith reacts to Jonny Bairstow’s fake run-out attemptJonny Bairstow attempted a fake run out against Steve Smith, forcing the Australian batsman to dive into this crease during Day 2 of the fifth and final Ashes Test match being played at The Oval.advertisementlast_img read more


First Tsakos-Owned Vessel Departs Gibdock

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_imgMay 29, 2014 zoom Gibdock has completed its first shiprepair project for Tsakos Shipping & Trading. The Gibraltar yard undertook damage repairs to the 221m long, 2824 teu capacity containership, Irene’s Rainbow, which is part of the 70+ vessel fleet operated by the Tsakos Columbia Ship Management (TCM) joint venture.The scope of work undertaken alongside included steel hatch cover repairs, which consisted of the renewal of damaged top plate. In addition the yard carried out non-destructive testing, as required by Class, including Hatch Internal Stiffening and preservation works after the repairs.The visit of the 39,241 dwt, 2006-built Irene’s Rainbow drew strong positive owner feedback, according to Gibdock’s Greek representative, Hellenic Industrial and Marine Agencies Managing Director Alkis Koukis. “This was the first Tsakos-owned vessel to be repaired in Gibraltar and the company has said that it would have no hesitation in using the yard again in the future. This could be the start of a long term relationship.”The Irene’s Rainbow contract could also pave the way for further orders from the Greek shipping community, Mr Koukis believes. “Tsakos is an organisation with high standards, and to get glowing reports from them will encourage other Greek owners to consider Gibdock for their ship repair and maintenance requirements.”Gibdock is targeting the Greek market as one with considerable potential for the future. Managing Director, Richard Beards, says: “We were delighted to have the chance to show Tsakos what we can do and look forward to working with them again in the future. We are receiving more enquiries from Greek owners for a mix of vessel types, and we are optimistic that these enquiries will translate into some firm projects later this year.”Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) provides management, operation and crewing services for a diversified marine fleet consisting of tanker, container and dry cargo vessels. The fleet includes a wide range of tankers, from small product carriers to VLCCs, container vessels up to 5,000 teu capacity and bulk carriers up to 180,000 dwt. TCM was established in July 2010 in Athens as a joint venture between Tsakos Shipping and Trading, which was founded by Captain Panagiotis Tsakos in 1970, and Schoeller Holdings.last_img read more


Traffic Advisory Cumberland County

Posted On Oct 22 2019 by

first_imgCUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 will be closed starting Thursday, April 1, at 10 a.m. until further notice for replacement. Detour from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 -30-last_img


MEET TABATHA VISUTSKIE

Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Meet Tabatha Visutskie, she is an actress, published writer, screenwriter and filmmaker.Her latest short film, 5 THE BEGINNING, has been screened at a few International film festivals around the world. The film is a semi-finalist and finalist. The film has also attracted a distribution company.The screenplay is based on Tabatha’s true story about being a twin, abuse, addiction,healing and having the gift of vision. It gives a glimpse into the world of being a twin; the telepathic language and physical sensations they feel between them. It was first produced as a short film, for proof of concept. Tabatha’s goal is to produce it as a feature, and is currently working with her editor on revisions. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement We had the chance to ask Tabatha some questions about her career.AS A CHILD, DID YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR, OR DID IT FALL INTO PLACE THROUGH OTHER ACTIVITIES?As a child as early as three years old, I loved to entertain with my dancing and singing especially when my father would play the fiddle. When I moved to another town; I was introduced in grade school to theatre, I fell in love. One day, I came across a calendar with a beautiful naked woman draped on a red, silk sheet. Her porcelain skin, red lips and those beautiful big eyes. I felt a sense of freedom and confidence that she expressed through her smile and I wanted that. I found out later that the lady on the calendar was Marilyn Monroe. My twin sister Robin and I would write plays and perform with our friends in them. We played the acts out in our backyard throughout the summer break. Neighbors would come and watch us and it soon became a popular event. I was also the director. We had a brilliant idea, “lets charge for our plays” and so we did. The audience grew bigger so did my passion for the arts.WHO INSPIRED YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM TO PURSUE ACTING? Who inspired me was seeing John Travolta and Olivia Newton John perform in the movie, Grease. I made a decision right there that I wanted to be an actor and told my twin. She responded, “Yeah, I know. You were meant to be an actor, you love it.” Robin has always been an inspiration in my acting, writing and filmmaking career.WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE?The challenges that I faced in the entertainment industry was keeping my days open for auditions and to hold a job at the same time. To pursue my acting career and to be employed was and can be very tricky.I won a scholarship to Van Mar Academy in LA. One day, while on route to class, I got into an accident. The incident forced me to leave LA for medical reasons, my heart was broken.The most rewarding experience is that I discovered that I loved writing and filmmaking. I wanted to express truth through story and film so I decided to tell my own journey. I produced under my production company, Twin Visutskie Films a short film, 5 the beginning.It has been accepted to numerous film festivals around the world being both a semi-finalist and finalist four times. It has also attracted distributors. The short film is adapted from my full length screenplay; it is a calling card for investors and a proof of concept.My goal is to produce it as a feature. Throughout it all I was asked to be an international film festival judge for, Stairway International Film Festival and Warsaw Independent Film Festival. That was a tremendous opportunity for me to grow as an actor, screenwriter and filmmaker to view other talent around the world who shared the same passion.The second rewarding experience came to me as an actor. After the LA accident it was a while before I got back into acting. I saw this casting call for actors so I thought, “Maybe it’s time.” My audition was for a small role in the film. As I was auditioning the director, writer, producers stopped me in mid-performance. They asked if I could do an improvisation of a new character they were creating. The film was already a heavy topic dealing with abuse and religion. The role was about a wife who battled her own demon, married to a man who abused children and murdered them. I booked the leading role on the spot in the movie, Forgive Me Father. The producers and director gave me the best actress award in the film. That inspired me to keep on, keep on.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CHARACTER TO PLAY?A role that is challenging that provokes tragedy and a possible solution and stands up for a just cause. To play a historical character, for example the movie, Passion of the Christ. The characters have depth, heart wrenching story and huge obstacles and choices to decide.Comedy roles are exciting and one needs a quick response with perfect timing to achieving the ultimate goal, laughter. I accept both with open arms.WHAT MARKET DO YOU CURRENTLY WORK IN? ARE THERE OTHER AREAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK?I currently work as an actor, screenwriter and an aspiring filmmaker. As a filmmaker, I have produced five short films, five short plays. As a screenwriter, a few scripts and I am a published writer.My creative writing partner and I are marketing our full length comedy script, Threes’ A Crowd.We are currently looking for an agent.  I work with a recording artist as a co-songwriter. The artist proposed an opportunity for me to direct his music video. It was an amazing adventure and I welcome the prospect of directing other film projects.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE NEW TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE ACTING INDUSTRY?1. Stay focus2. Know your vision3. Have faith in yourself4. Surround yourself with uplifting people5. Think of your present success, not what you don’t have6. Gratitude7. School/training8. Researching/read9. Observe people, situations, place, time, climate, listening10. Be a student every day in life, be open to learning11. Exercise12. Pray/meditateWHAT FUELS YOUR PASSION?Life fuels my passion when sometimes I find it hard to find the passion in me. Observation, listening are successful methods of building my humanness and humility to understand others as well as myself. These techniques help me as :As an actor, I observe others and truly listen, to experience my surroundings, smells, tastes, to read between the lines of the script, that’s where the magic is, the story begins.As a writer, I have inspirational pictures, letters, posters, vision board, many things that inspire me all over my house to help me create scripts, plays, writing.As a filmmaker, I get involved creating with other filmmakers being a director, assistant director, casting director, whatever is needed to produce a film or stage plays. I accept work that would enhance my education, experience behind the lens and engage in artistic collaboration. Sometimes I play one of the characters in their films. A movie poster for a feature film that I plan to produce is on my cell phone and that keeps my vision alive.WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS?That I am identical twin.In high school and into my twenties, I was a lead singer in a rock band with Robin. My love for singing has called me back; I compose, write songs and in the near future will record them. It is also my intention to use my music in my films.IF YOU WERE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU DO THINGS EXACTLY THE SAME? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? SUCCESSES THAT MAKE YOU PROUD?I would have continued my studies to get a degree in criminology to have back up in regards to making money. However, I also knew the risks of being in the entertainment industry and not pursuing my dream was not an option. My love for acting outweighed the conventional means of realistic goals when in reality there was no guarantee with any career choice one makes. I incorporate everything that I have studied combined with life experience into my roles, writing and filmmaking.The greatest successes that makes me proud is that I am acting, I am writing, I am producing both films and plays. Recently someone told me that I am one of the lucky ones that no matter how big the obstacles I continue to pursue my artistic endeavors. They wish that they could have followed their dreams however due to obligations and fear of losing their security stops them from pursuing it.I am very blessed and so grateful that I have the opportunity to live my dream.Tabatha is currently seeking an agent to represent her for screenwriting and filmmaking!FOLLOW TABATHA ON SOCIAL MEDIA:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/tabatha.visutskieIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5848762/TEASER: https://vimeo.com/150192710CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTERVIEWS IN OUR ASPIRING TALENT SERIESIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at morrisonmediasocial@gmail.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) Facebooklast_img read more


Infosys Q4 net up 105 sees 7595 in FY20

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgBengaluru: IT major Infosys Friday posted a 10.5 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 4,078 crore for the March 2019 quarter, and guided towards 7.5-9.5 per cent growth in revenue for FY 2019-20. The country’s second-largest software services firm said it expects its topline to grow 7.5-9.5 per cent in FY 2019-20 in constant currency terms. In October, Infosys had raised its revenue growth outlook for FY19 to 8.5-9 per cent from 6-8 per cent (given at the beginning of the fiscal). Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Looking at what we have done in terms of the full year in new wins but also making sure that we look at what is going on in the market…we have a very strong acceleration in the full year. And therefore, guidance if you recall for fiscal 2019 was 6-8 per cent and now, we have bumped it up to 7.5 to 9.5 per cent,” Infosys CEO and Managing Director Salil Parekh told reporters. He added that from the company’s perspective, this is “a very strong movement on the guidance in the growth direction”. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostFor the full financial year, Infosys’ net profit declined by 3.9 per cent to Rs 15,410 crore, while revenue increased 17.2 per cent to Rs 82,675 crore. “Our planned investments have started yielding benefits. As we look ahead into fiscal 2020, we plan to deploy various measures of operational efficiencies across the business,” Parekh said in a statement. He termed the results as strong on multiple fronts, including revenue growth, performance of digital portfolio, large deals and client metrics. In the fourth quarter, Infosys’ digital revenues were at $1.03 billion (33.8 per cent of total revenues) — registering year-on-year growth of 41.1 per cent. Infosys expects its operating margin in FY20 to be in the range of 21-23 per cent. Margins for FY19 stood at 22.8 per cent. For the financial year 2019, the company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 10.50 per share. After including the interim dividend of Rs 7, the total dividend for the fiscal will amount to Rs 17.50 per share. Sanjeev Hota, AVP Research at Sharekhan by BNP Paribas, said Infosys has delivered mixed set of earning performance but its revenue guidance is a tad “conservative”. “Deal wins remain strong and management has guided for 7.5-9.5 per cent revenues growth for FY20E (estimate), which we believe is bit conservative. “Nevertheless, company delivered strong growth on digital revenues front. On the flip side, management has lowered the margins guidance to 21-23 per cent, which was below our expectations and also attrition inched up during the quarter,” he said.last_img read more


MoroccanMalian relations take new turn following signing of several agreements

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgBamako – Relations between Morocco and Mali took a new turn on Thursday following the signing of several bilateral agreements. The 17 agreements relate to different sectors and reflect the commitment of the public and private sectors to get involved in the new impetus given to bilateral relations by King Mohammed VI and Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.In a statement to MAP, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, highlighted the extreme importance of the agreements which accompany and complement the vision of Morocco for this region that is in need of significant investments in many sectors.For his part, Minister of Health, El Hussein El Ouardi, highlighted the depth of relations of friendship and brotherhood that bind Morocco and Mali, adding that South-South partnership will have a positive impact on the two countries.President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Businesses (CGEM), Meriem Bensalah Chaqroun said the agreement with the National Council of Employers of Mali lays the groundwork for a partnership between Moroccan and Malian companies in many areas.last_img read more


SMMT Open Forum highlights importance of CV sector

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

SMMT yesterday hosted its second Open Forum event of the year which focused on component and commercial vehicle manufacturing. Over 70 people attended the event which welcomed van, truck, trailer, bus and component manufacturers and bodybuilders to discuss aspects of the UK’s supply chain, technology issues and the manufacturing outlook.Attendees were offered greater insight into respective manufacturing sectors through presentations from industry experts.Neville Jackson, Chief Technology and Innovation officer and member of the Automotive Council Technology Group, provided an overview of the technology issues facing the commercial and off-road vehicle sectors. Presentations were also given by Ian Henry, Director of AutoAnalysis and independent Analyst, Peter Symons which outlined the future outlook for the sector.A panel discussion provided an opportunity for attendees to put questions to the speakers, followed by closing remarks from SMMT Chief Executive, Paul Everitt.SMMT took the opportunity to announce the appointment of Nigel Base as Commercial Vehicle Development Manager at the forum too. Nigel joins SMMT from his most recent role as Aftermarket Director at a premium truck manufacturer and will be responsible for strengthening the standing of the UK commercial vehicle sector. The role will continue to build positive relationships between UK-based commercial vehicle manufacturers and industry bodies.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


The Many Ways The Media Gets Around Saying Groin

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

“Junk”0000041– PHRASECBS SPORTSS.I.ESPNFOXOLD MEDIA*NEW MEDIA*ALL OTHERSTOTAL “Crotch”1000022– *Old media: NY Times, WSJ, AP, Reuters. *New media: Deadspin, SB Nation, Bleacher Report “Nuts”0001059– “Between the legs”0300042– “Below the belt”4124024– It’s the oldest laugh in sports: Some poor schmoe takes a sports ball to the crotch, keels over and, once we’re reasonably sure no lasting damage has been done, the TV announcers deadpan some dad jokes while the camera pans around to giggling teammates. It’s as much a familiar sports yuk as other not-all-that-uncommon oddities, like a field player on the mound or the fat guy touchdown, only with funnier GIFs.At least, that’s how things work when the hit comes in a relatively low-stakes setting. But what happens when the stakes are raised? And just as important, when reporters are forced to write about sportsmen kicking each other in the nuts, what do they write? This week has provided some answers.In the hours after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, the entire NBA-watching universe found itself poring over various angles of Draymond Green kicking Steven Adams right in the penis. Green was at risk of being suspended for Game 4, and suddenly the punchline was vital to the outcome of the NBA playoffs.1In a lot of ways, this is a fitting absurdity to afflict the NBA pundit class. When the assumption is that complex, instinctual movement can be studied in slow-motion to reveal some very specific truth — when the angle of Andre Iguodala’s arm is a measureable gauge of defensive sophistication — maybe spending 18 hours Zapruder-ing intent out of Vines of a kick to the penis is the proper antidote.Just as suddenly, reporters had to describe what had happened. Different outlets have different comfort levels when writing about the crotch. The New York Times, for example, threw idiomatic English out the door on first reference: “Exhibit A was that Green picked up a flagrant-1 foul — while hacked in the act of shooting — with 5 minutes 57 seconds left in the half by flailing a leg between those of Steven Adams, who wound up doubled over.” The New York Daily News, writing after the situation had resolved itself, was less weighed down by compunction: “Green will not be suspended for kicking Thunder center Steven Adams in the nuts during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday, the league indicated in a release.”Clearly, a more thorough linguistic examination is in order. Out of practicality, when searching for the terms used by news outlets to describe the incident, I limited the search to online articles, and not broadcast or radio. I used Google’s advanced search function to look for articles in the last week about Adams or Bismack Biyombo, who was punched in the genitals by Dahntay Jones in the Eastern Conference Finals the night before Adams crumpled, and counted up who wrote what.The sample includes articles from mainstream sports news sites such as ESPN, Yahoo, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and — for strictly liberal-media, East-Coast-bias reasons — a few of the New York tabloids. I threw in some old media standbys (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press) as a control group, as well as general sports blogs like SB Nation and Bleacher Report for more or less the opposite effect. I also sought out the most partial participants: local newspapers for each team, plus dedicated blogs for each team — Daily Thunder (the TrueHoop Network’s blog for the Thunder), Golden State of Mind (SB Nation’s for the Warriors) and Deadspin, a Warriors fan blog based in New York City.2Disclosure: I used to work for Deadspin, where I was made to write Warriors propaganda.Here it is, in table form: “Low Blow”6010034– “Dick”0000080– “Private area”5101005– “Balls”0000063– “Penis”0000010– “Groin Area”1050000– “Nether region”1011002– He kicked him where? Other phrases822411341– “Groin”2219181592342– “Midsection”1000120– In 96 articles, totaling a little more than 50,000 words, “groin” was used 148 times across headlines, body and photo captions. Of course, in sports, groin injuries can mean something very different from your basic knee to the crotch. So at best, this creates unnecessary ambiguity in order to demur from coarser language. The next most frequently used was some form of “below the belt” with 17 appearances, followed by “nuts” with 15, “low blow” with 14, a few variations of “private parts” totaling 12, “between the legs” with 10 and “balls” with nine. “Other” variations appeared 71 times, though this number is heavily skewed by a single Yahoo article that used 30 non-standard variations. This category includes a wide range of phrases — “nads” and “cobblers” and “Adams’s apples” alongside recitations of Green’s own softening quote, in which he repeatedly referred to the penis area as “down there.”But the taxonomy of dong euphemism goes beyond basic totals. ESPN, for instance, is almost uniformly “groin” and “groin area,” while CBS clusters around “below the belt” and “low blow” and SB Nation is heavy on “between the legs.” Deadspin carries both “dick” and “balls,” frequently daisying the two as a complex noun.Omission is just as much a function of the editorial hand as diction. In six articles appearing on NewsOK.com and Daily Thunder — both Thunder-leaning publications — some term for genitals was used 21 times; in six on SFChronicle.com and Golden State of Mind — Warriors rags — there were 14 mentions.Perhaps most concerning, the word “penis” appeared just once, in an SB Nation article; the lone appearance of “testicles” came from a CBS podcast teaser; “scrotum” appeared once, pluralized. Any of these, and many of the others, would be preferable to “groin.”CORRECTION (May 24, 5:45 p.m.): A previous version of this article misidentified the publishing network affiliated with the Daily Thunder blog. It is part of the TrueHoop Network, which is owned by ESPN, and is not an SB Nation blog. read more


Buckeyes setting sights on run to the Final Four

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

The No. 7-ranked Ohio State field hockey team’s main goal entering the 2010 NCAA Tournament Saturday is simple: win the first two rounds of the tournament and advance to the Final Four. “Even from preseason, our biggest goal was making the Final Four,” senior back Bri Doak said. “If we play like I know we can play, I don’t see why we won’t be in the Final Four next weekend.” OSU (16-4) will play the No. 15-ranked University of Albany (16-5) in the first round of the tournament. Because the bracket for the tournament was not released until Tuesday night, the OSU coaching staff has had little time to scout Albany. However, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson has seen enough to know Albany will be a tough challenge for the Buckeyes. “They’re strong. They’re very, very strong with their tackling,” Wilkinson said. “They have great individual skills and they are very disciplined with the way they play.” The Buckeyes enter the NCAA Tournament coming off a disappointing loss to the Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Finals. Before the loss to UM, OSU had a 10-game winning streak. With the winning streak gone, OSU players are now looking at the NCAA Tournament as a fresh start. “The Michigan game was a disappointing loss for us,” senior forward Jena Cacciatore said. “The NCAA (Tournament) is a new season. We are 0-0 across the board, so anything can happen.” Cacciatore is excited for Saturday’s game against Albany for more than a chance to make up for the UM loss. Albany’s senior midfielder Sarah Deane is Cacciatore’s good friend and former high school teammate. “I’ve been asking coach to play her for years. When I found out, I knew it would be bittersweet because one of us will get knocked out,” Cacciatore said. “It’s taught me I better be careful what I wish for.” The game will be special for Doak as well. She will be making her 80th career start, setting a new OSU record. “When (Doak) came in as a freshman, she kind of flew under the radar, but she’s always been a constant for us,” Wilkinson said. “She came in with great fitness and has maintained it. She has earned every minute.” OSU plays Albany at 2 p.m. Saturday in State College, Pa. The winner will advance to the second round and play at 2 p.m. Sunday against the winner of Penn State and Syracuse. read more


We Finally Get Our First Star Trek Discovery Cast Member

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_img ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations It’s been so long since they announced Star Trek: Discovery and so far we haven’t heard a thing about the cast. That is, until Tuesday.Producer Nicholas Meyer confirmed that Michelle Yeoh, most known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has been cast in an unknown role.“I know Michelle Yeoh is in it,” Meyer said, although he didn’t elaborate on her role.Speculation by other news sites states that Yeoh could be the lead, although that is unconfirmed. We do know that the lead will be a female lieutenant commander, who will be the highest-ranking member on the ship. Bryan Fuller, who was showrunner before stepping down in October, had stated that he wanted the cast to be racially and sexually diverse. Despite her role, Yeoh, who was born in Malaysia and is of Chinese descent, would certainly add some color to the cast.Yeoh, 54, is also a total badass. She’s a trained ballet dancer and has used those skills in her martial arts films, often doing a lot of her own stunts. Even in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, which was released on Netflix this year, she was doing a lot of her own wire work.Yeoh most recently starred in the Netflix original series Marco Polo and the sci-fi film MorganHere’s hoping we’ll get some more cast announcements in the near future.Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS in May 2017. Then the rest of the episodes will air on the CBS All Access subscription streaming service. Stay on targetlast_img read more


Watch Great White Shark Snatches Fish From Line Stuns Family at Cape

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgStay on target Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida Costa told the Cape Cod Times that the shark actually made contact with the boat after taking the bass that was just caught on the family’s fishing line. “It just left everyone in awe,” he said.The boat was about three miles west of Great Island in Wellfleet when the shark incident occurred, according to Costa.Great white sharks have returned to waters off Cape Cod in recent years, thanks in part to federal protections which have also boosted seal populations, the Guardian reported.Confirmed Shark Sighting on 2019-07-20 16:02:10! View online – https://t.co/gq1MFL50SJ pic.twitter.com/31cyE4afbh— Sharktivity (@sharktivity) July 21, 2019On Sunday, a confirmed great white shark sighting off the shores of Cape Cod prompted officials to temporarily close a beach in Orleans for an hour, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which send shark sighting alerts through its app, Sharktivity.More on Geek.com:Watch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape CodWatch: Shark Being Swallowed Whole During Deep-Sea Feeding FrenzyWatch: Drone Spots Shark ‘Stalking’ Surfers at Australian Beachcenter_img A great white shark gave one family the fright of their lives when it leaped out of the water to snatch a fish that they caught right off the line. The scary close encounter happened on Saturday while the family was fishing off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.Doug Nelson of Franklin, Mass., caught the leaping shark on video while aboard the Columbia Sportfishing vessel. His son, Jack, can be seen on the video jumping back in surprise.Incredible footage today from Doug Nelson of Franklin, MA fishing aboard the Columbia out of Rock Harbor in Orleans. @MA_Sharks pic.twitter.com/rK3yk5j6SG— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) July 20, 2019“[It] gave us a pretty good scare,” Nelson told New England Cable News.The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, Cape Cod-based organization focused on great white shark conservations and research, confirmed it was a great white, as did Marc Costa, captain of the Columbia Sportfishing vessel.last_img read more


SPOILERS 410 WWE Main Event taping results from Long Island

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Facebook WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitchcenter_img The following was taped on Monday from Long Island.4/10 WWE Main Event taping results:* Big Cass def. Titus O’Neil* Drew Gulak and Tony Nese def. Gran Metalik and Lince DoradoSource: PWInsider.com Twitter Pinterest Google+last_img read more


Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Sandals Foundation, NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade Donate 300 Basketball Shoes to Turks & Caicos Youth! Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:champions, clement howell high school, eagles, inter high school track & field, national stadium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – The Eagles of Clement Howell High School reign as the champions of the Inter High School track & field meet for a second year; it culminated last night at the National Stadium with the 4x400m Open, which ended in a blaze of glory. The Eagles took both the boys and girls first place spot in that event and completed the three day meet with 875.50 points, outperforming their nearest contender by 301.67 points. Second in the meet was the Spartans of British West Indies Collegiate, with a spectacular show and 573.83 points. The Green Machine of North Caicos, Raymond Gardiner High earned 492.33 points in a third place effort and the shockers of the meet, the Hawks of Long Bay High School who had its first formers’ compete in all classes of the meet, that means those seventh graders ran against the bigger students and got 327 points. Marjorie Basden High of South Caicos got 258.33 points… sixth was Maranatha Academy with 150 points, edging out TCIPS by one, 149 and 7th in the meet… 8th place is TCI Middle School, with 41 points… 25 points was for Wesley Methodist High school in 9th and Alpha Christian Academy finished 10th with three points. While no new records were set, and there was the noticeable absence of 2014 Champs, HJ Robinson High out of Grand Turk the contest was called well organized by the Principals Association by Dwayne Taylor, who along with Godfrey Been MC’d the high school meet.Competitors in the Inter High school championships are also aiming to qualify for the CARIFTA Games which this year will be held in Grenada. The Primary School championships are next week Monday and Tuesday, also at the National Stadium. National Heritage Month endslast_img read more


Liverpool legend pinpoints Bayerns weakness

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgFormer Liverpool defender Sami Hyppia has recently revealed the game plan that could secure the victory for his former team against Bayern Munich.The Reds will take on the German champions next Tuesday at Anfield before travelling to the Allianz Stadium for the return leg on Wednesday, March 13.However, Hyppia who won the Champions League with the Reds in Istanbul in 2005 and later managed Bayer Leverkusen recently pointed out the gaps in the Bavarian side.Klopp on Bayern Munich being underdogs against Liverpool?🗣”I think that’s very funny!”🗣”I see two extremely strong teams facing each other where I don’t know who is going to go through.” pic.twitter.com/H9ZcvuHI5s— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) February 14, 2019“Bayern haven’t done that well in their domestic league this season but they are still dangerous,” Hyypia told the Liverpool Echo.“We cannot afford to underestimate them. We have to go full on in both these games.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Hyppia also reckoned the Reds will miss the services of Van Dijk but remained confident another player could fill in his shoes.“Virgil [van Dijk] will be missed but I’m not too worried. That creates an opportunity for someone else to step up and take more responsibility. There are other players who can take his place.“We need to be very sharp from the off in the first game. Ideally, you want a lead to take over to Munich.“I know Bayern quite well and I think their weakness is in defending counter-attacks. We aren’t that bad at counter-attacks and I can see us scoring a few goals against Bayern in that manner over the two legs.”🎵 Sunshine, l̶o̶l̶l̶i̶p̶o̶p̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶r̶a̶i̶n̶b̶o̶w̶s̶ ☀️We’ll take it! 😎#packmas #FCAFCB pic.twitter.com/NWIaiEcNSQ— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 13, 2019Bayern have struggled domestically this season and sit five points adrift of league leaders Borussia Dortmund in the table.A win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga fixture later today would further reduce the gap before their trip to Anfield.last_img read more


Sextortion How to protect your children from sexual predators online

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Poet Belal Chowdhury in hospital

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgBelal Chowdhury. File photo: Prothom AloPoet Belal Chowdhury is now being treated for stomach complications at a city hospital according to his relatives.Hospital authorities have formed a medical board to continue the treatment of Belal Chowdhury, said Abdullah Pratik, eldest son of the poet, quoting physicians.“Doctors said father has an infection in his stomach. He is now out of danger but under observation,” Abdullah Pratik told Prothom Alo on Sunday.“He can recognise all but can hardly talk,” Pratik added.On Wednesday, Belal Chowdhury was admitted to the Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in the capital’s Dhanmondi after he started vomiting nonstop.Belal Chowdhury emerged as a poet in the 1960s.last_img


Bangladeshi influx Pakistans proxy war Indian army chief

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgIndian army chief General Bipin Rawat India’s army chief General Bipin Rawat has claimed that a planned ‘influx of people from Bangladesh’ into India’s north-eastern region is underway as part of a ‘proxy war’ being waged by Pakistan with support from China.The Times of India quoted the Indian army chief as saying that an increase in the Muslim population was due to an increased number of immigrants ‘from Bangladesh’.He pointed at the ‘faster’ growth of the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) in Assam, according to the report.”There’s a party called AIUDF. If you look at it, they’ve grown in a faster time-frame than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) grew over the years,” said General Rawat, while referring to the BJP winning only 2 seats in 1984.He was addressing a conference on bridging gaps and securing borders in the Northeast region of India.According to ToI, the army chief also claimed that the proxy game was being “executed by Pakistan, with support from China to keep the area disturbed.””They’ll always try and ensure that this area is taken over, playing the proxy dimension of warfare,” he said.last_img read more


New Fallout Shelter update brings the game to PC adds narrative quests

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgFallout Shelter was an appetizer released a few months before Fallout 4 arrived. A free-to-play mobile game that dropped little hints about what was to come in the “real” Fallout game. This little time waster was fun – for a free game – but it only took a week or so for players to do everything there was to do in it. Updates appeared over the last year, each adding in a few feature, but players could still unlock virtually everything in a short period of time. The latest update includes some substantial improvements, and a new quest system that will keep players actively engaged in ongoing story-based content.In Fallout Shelter, players are the Overseer of a vault, but so far they haven’t actually had an Overseer’s Office, like the ones seen in the other Fallout games. The new update fixes this and, once players unlock their office, they can begin to use the most important feature of the update, the Quest system.One of the basic mechanics of the game has always been sending vault dwellers out into the wasteland to gather supplies. Early in the game, this forces players to decide how many workers they can spare from vital jobs inside the vault, like producing food, water, and power. However, there is a limit to how many dwellers can be sent out of the vault at once, and vaults will eventually end up with more dwellers than productive jobs.Once all the rooms were fully upgraded and the population cap was reached, the vault essentially managed itself, and the game turned into a slow grind as dwellers wandered the wasteland looking for rare loot that wasn’t even needed to maintain the vault. When players hit this point, there would be an abundance of unemployed dwellers, wandering around on perpetual coffee breaks, with nothing to do.The new quest system allows up to three dwellers to join forces and go to new locations where they use new fighting mechanics to explore new locations and fight enemies. As the Overseer’s Office is upgraded, players will be able to send out three different groups on three separate quests, thus having up to nine dwellers on quests at a time (In addition to having twenty five exploring the wasteland with the original exploration mechanic).These quests have ongoing stories that are broken up into smaller parts. For the introductory story alone there are fifteen different sub-quests that involve dwellers tracking down a mysterious vault hidden deep in the wasteland. There is funny text explaining the story, and the dwellers will meet NPCs at their destinations. Dialog sometimes has multiple choices too. It isn’t as elaborate as the dialog in the main Fallout games, but it is a significant step up for Fallout Shelter, which previously had no story, just snips of ambient chatter between vault dwellers.Once at the quest destination, the game uses a new set of mechanics. Players guide their party of adventurers through the destination, room by room, in a dungeon crawl. Each room has hidden loot in the background, and enemies to fight, or perhaps a friendly NPC with expository dialog.When bad guys appear, combat is a little different than in the vault. When on quests, the player can pick targets for each member of the party, and there is a simple mini-game where the player can tap a flashing icon at the precise moment to do extra damage. The party can thus team up on a single target if one enemy needs to be taken out quickly for tactical purposes.The quest parties have a limited selection of supplies, they can only bring 25 stimpack and RadAways between them, although they might scrounge more at their destination. If a member of the party dies, they can only be revived after the quest. The quests can be failed if the party isn’t up to the challenge, so players have to put thought into which dwellers are best-suited for which missions, and how weapons and armor should be allocated.The team has to travel to and from the quest destination in real time. This is the game’s little hook to make players cough up real-world for the dreaded “Premium Currency”. This is a new feature for Fallout Shelter. Players can use special “Nuka Cola Quantum” to speed up events in the game. Parties will instantly arrive at their quest destination, or the currency can also be used to speed up crafting in the vault, to skip “Objectives”, and to recall individual dwellers who are exploring the wasteland.Players will find Nuka Cola Quantum on quests, but it can also be bought with real-world money. Many free-to-play games suffer from a “Pay to win” flaw, but Fallout Shelter doesn’t have any competitive elements (so far), and the quantum soda does nothing more than ask players whether they value their time more than their money.There are some new mechanics that are available on quests and in the vault too. When a character is badly injured, a Stimpack icon appears over their head, and this makes it easier to heal dwellers in the midst of combat. The original system made it very difficult to tap on the right character when six people, four deathclaws, and a Mister Handy were all running around the same room in the heat of battle.New enemies like radscorpions and feral ghouls are included in this update. These enemies will add radiation damage to dwellers that they encounter, and can be particularly tough. The radscorpions are prone to suddenly bursting onto vaults, and are one of the most dangerous foes so far in the game.  There is a new set of melee weapons, too. These can be found in the wasteland, or crafted in the same rooms that players use to craft guns.When playing any game, people must ask “Why am I doing this”? Before this update, that was a hard question to answer for Fallout Shelter. There was little challenge, sparse narrative, and players could experience almost everything it had to offer in a short period of time. The new daily quests and long-form stories justify checking back in with the vault on a daily basis. The new combat system and party management require the player to actively engage with the game, rather than passively watching as their dwellers manage themselves. Players who haven’t tried it yet have the best excuse so far to download Fallout Shelter, and there is enough new content to make long-time players unseal their old vaults for these new adventures.Fallout Shelter is available now for iOS, and Android. This update also brings it to PC for the first time, via Bethesda.net.last_img read more


Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_img LCDs, have of course, become widely popular as the display type of choice for computers, smarthphones and handheld devices—they form the most basic part of such screens, the pixels. Each pixel is made up of a sandwich of liquid crystals set between pairs of glass plates—one of which polarizes light shone from behind. Light movement is controlled by turning on or off a small electric charge to cause the crystals to rotate a little bit or to relax. With state of the art technology, rotating the crystals happens very quickly when current is applied—it’s the relaxing back to their natural state that occurs relatively slowly. In this new effort, the researchers found a way around this problem by using crystals that don’t need to be rotated to control the way light is allowed to pass through, or not.The solution was found in using a type of molecule called CCN-47 as the basis for the crystals—when placed together in a solution they naturally align in a perpendicular fashion. This meant that they wouldn’t have to be rotated to change light passing through. Instead, they found that using such molecules as the basis for crystals meant that the polarization of the light could be rotated (by changing the way the electric field was applied) instead of the crystals—a much faster process. Testing showed the relaxation state could be achieved in just 30 nanoseconds instead of the usual several milliseconds.The researchers don’t expect this new type of LCD to replace those now used for common display devices—those are now fast enough that any gains in speed would not be noticeable to the human eye. Instead, they believe the new types of LCDs might be used to make new kinds of lasers for use in satellite communications or perhaps in cameras. Explore further Citation: Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster (2013, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-liquid-crystals-faster.html Journal information: Physical Review Letters (Phys.org) —A team of physicists at Kent State University has discovered a way to cause liquid crystals to relax to their natural state faster. The result, the team explains in their paper published in Physical Review Letters, is a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display device that has much faster change rates than conventional LCDs. Experimental setup: NLC cell sandwiched between two 45-degree prisms. Credit: Volodymyr Borshch et al.center_img © 2013 Phys.org Researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors More information: Nanosecond Electro-Optic Switching of a Liquid Crystal, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 107802 (2013) link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.107802AbstractElectrically induced reorientation of nematic liquid crystal (NLC) molecules caused by dielectric anisotropy of the material is a fundamental phenomenon widely used in modern technologies. Its Achilles heel is a slow (millisecond) relaxation from the field-on to the field-off state. We present an electro-optic effect in an NLC with a response time of about 30 ns to both the field-on and field-off switching. This effect is caused by the electric field induced modification of the order parameters and does not require reorientation of the optic axis (director). This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Something for everyone at municipal market day in Ladysmith

Posted On Aug 28 2019 by

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Alfred Duma Local Municipality warns of no refuse collectionThe date for the upcoming Flea Market Day is September 28, from 8am until 4pm.Registration for stalls is open and forms are available at the Siege Museum.For more information, contact Ms Lindokuhle Dlamini on 0366372992, Mr Luke Makhubo on 0836353663 or Mr Sandile Hadebe on 0783650194Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Alfred Duma Local Municipality hosted a shopping experience of note on Friday, August 3, at their monthly Market Day. The Town Hall was the venue for the event, with lots of traders setting up their stalls.Part of the road was closed off from the corner of Queen and Murchison Street until the corner of Queen and Keate Street.Locals browsed among the products on offer, all homemade right here in Ladysmith. These included items such as handmade art and clothing.The main aim of this initiative is to promote local co-operatives, as well as provide a platform for them to showcase their talents and skills in the form of an exhibition, while also generating an income.Co-operatives and informal traders from throughout the entire local municipality area are invited to exhibit and sell their products / goods to the community at large.Read also: Indigent consumers reminded to re-applylast_img read more