A Prominent CFB Writer Is Being Sued For His Twitter Account

first_imgA general view of Virginia Tech's football stadium.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Lawsuits happen in college football, but here is one you never see. A newspaper is suing one of its former employees for ownership of his Twitter account.According to a new report from Richmond.com, the Roanoke Times filed suit against Andy Bitter in U.S. District Court on Tuesday morning. The outcome of the suit will determine whether or not Bitter, a former Virginia Tech reporter for the paper, owns his Twitter account (@AndyBitterVT).Bitter left the Roanoke Times earlier this year to join The Athletic. The suit claims that Bitter was asked to cede control of his account over to the paper, but has refused to do so.Here are some more details:The lawsuit cites the precedent that Bitter had inherited the handle from the previous reporter, Kyle Tucker, and that Bitter signed acknowledgement of the company handbook which stated that the account was company property. At the time Tucker handed the account over to Bitter, the paper was a part of Landmark Media Enterprises. It was sold to BH Media in 2013.According to the lawsuit, the account was created in Aug. 2010 by Tucker, who was with the Virginian-Pilot at the time, and was handed over to Bitter in Oct. 2011. Bitter transitioned to The Roanoke Times after the paper was sold by Landmark to BH Media.This suit sets an interesting precedent, especially with how often reporters change jobs. It will be interesting to see how the ruling impacts future practices between reporters and the outlets that employ them.This is why my handle has never included anything about an employer or anything else. If somebody took me to court, I could quote Marlo Stanfield: My name is my name. https://t.co/AczkSFQL1f— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) August 7, 2018Considering Tucker created the account, and later turned it over, it seems the Roanoke Times has a good case.last_img read more

A Surprise School Has Been Named An Option For Transfer QB Kelly Bryant

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Following Clemson’s decision to start freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Kelly Bryant announced that he’ll transfer from the Tigers.It’s not often that an experienced quarterback of Bryant’s caliber is available, which means several schools could battle for his services. While programs such as Ole Miss and Penn State might have interest in him, there could be one shocking suitor residing in the ACC.Bryant may have lost Clemson’s starting job, but he could find himself preparing for the 2019 season very soon.ESPN mentioned several possible destinations for Bryant in a new story. An ACC rival, Florida State, has been mentioned as one.Where could Kelly Bryant transfer? @DavidHaleESPN runs through the options here. Have heard plenty from the #WooPig fans already. Most interesting: Florida State.(E+): https://t.co/I4OJQwtfnO— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 26, 2018The full details about his potential suitors are behind ESPN’s paywall.Considering the recent struggles that Deondre Francois and the Seminoles are having, adding Bryant would be a tremendous move. After all, he’s already defeated the majority of opponents in the ACC.It hasn’t been easy for Willie Taggart in his first season for Florida State. However, landing a premier transfer in Bryant could certainly reignite his program.Regardless of where he lands, it’s clear that Bryant will have plenty of options for next season.last_img read more

4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sure

first_img4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sureKXIP vs DC, IPL 2019: Sam Curran said he wasn’t sure how many wickets he ended up with but was happy to lead KXIP to a famous win over DC in Mohali on Monday.advertisement Rohan Sen MohaliApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 12:52 IST Mandeep Singh interviewed teammate Sam Curran after the match vs DC (IPL video grab)HIGHLIGHTSSam Curran revealed he didn’t realise he had taken a hat-trickCurran finished with 4 wickets for 11 runs including a hat-trick as KXIP defended 166Curran was playing just his 2nd IPL match and became the youngest-ever to take a hat-trick in the leagueKings XI Punjab all-rounder Sam Curran admitted that he didn’t realise the moment he took the hat-trick but what he also wasn’t aware of, is the total number of wickets he ended up with in the match against Delhi Capitals on Monday.Before picking up his hat-trick, Curran had sent back the dangerous Colin Ingram for 38 in the 18th over. Curran ended up figures of 4 for 11 in 2.2 overs as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in Mohali.In a post-match interview with teammate Mandeep Singh, Curran opened up about his hat-trick and what was going through his mind in the final stages of the game.”Tell us about the 18th over, what were you thinking?” Mandeep asked Curran.”Shami bowled an amazing over. He was the one who turned the game our way, Ashwin’s run out of Morris was also amazing. The dismissal of Pant by Shami turned the game for us because they needed about 30 off 28 balls after that.”Boys turned up on the field as well, you (Mandeep) diving all around with a sore knee. How’s the knee now? Ready for the next game?” Curran said and then asked Mandeep about his availability for the next game to which the Indian cricketer replied in the affirmative.First HATTRICK of #VIVOIPL 2019 @CurranSMWhat a comeback this from @lionsdenkxipin as they win by 14 runs in Mohali. pic.twitter.com/cSnOG9o9z4IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019Talking about his hat-trick, Curran said he wasn’t expecting to do something like that at all before the match.advertisement”No, not at all (on whether he was expecting to get a hat-trick). My first focus was to get some runs for the team. First time I was opening, it was a different experience. I was just doing whatever the team needs,” Curran said.Some bhangra moves there, courtesy @realpreityzinta & @CurranSM pic.twitter.com/VAeXq3I07oIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019Curran then asked Mandeep about his favourite moment in the match. The Punjab batsman chose the wicket of Colin Ingram which Curran took in the 18th over. Substitute Karun Nair took a brilliant catch running to his right at long on to send back the dangerous Ingram, who was threatening to run away with the game for DC.Curran bowled the 18th over to take the wickets of Colin Ingram (38; 29b; 4×4; 1×6) and Harshal Patel (0), and then came back in the last over to finish the game by removing Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in successive deliveries to complete a hat-trick as seven wickets fell for just eight runs in 17 balls.”Thought that ball to Ingram was going for six!”End over heroes @CurranSM and @mandeeps12 discuss @lionsdenkxip ‘s win at Mohali. Sam reveled in his role as an opener while Mandy shares his game-changing moment! By @tanmoym #KXIPvDCFull Interview – https://t.co/Iwy8JCs3xE pic.twitter.com/X1gmOs9ebEIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 2, 2019Skipper R. Ashwin (2/31) and Mohammed Shami 2/27) also played crucial roles as Punjab scripted their third win in four games to move second in the IPL 2019 points table.”You took 4 wickets or 5?” Mandeep asked. “I don’t know actually,” Curran replied.Also Read | Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionAlso Read | KXIP hat-trick hero Sam Curran: Fans who left early would be very disappointedAlso Read | Got out of jail: R Ashwin after Sam Curran hat-trick wins KXIP thrillerAlso Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran youngest player to claim hat-trick in IPL historyFor 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 Sam CurranFollow Sam Curran hat-trickFollow KXIP vs DCFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

UN Official Lauds Child Diversion Act

first_imgStory Highlights “That is certainly a positive development. Diversion at every stage of the criminal justice system is best for juvenile offenders,” the UN official said. Independent Expert for the United Nations (UN) Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, Manfred Nowak, is lauding Jamaica’s soon-to-be-implemented Child Diversion Act as a step in the right direction.“That is certainly a positive development. Diversion at every stage of the criminal justice system is best for juvenile offenders,” the UN official said.Mr. Nowak was speaking with journalists at the second Regional Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St. James, on Monday (December 3).He is also recommending that key stakeholders be involved in the rehabilitation of troubled children. “Having courts with child-friendly justice, psychologists and social workers should be included, so that the child will be rehabilitated, ” he said.Mr. Nowak also underscored that restorative justice must be key in the child diversion process to prevent reversion. As such, he is suggesting that juvenile offenders meet with victims of the crimes they committed, as this approach is among the best practices of many other countries that practise community-based mediation.“This is much more effective to avoid recidivism than putting them in prison, and then they come out and commit another crime,” he said.Child diversion is the process of implementing measures to deal with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the penal law, without resorting to formal judicial proceedings.The main objectives of the Child Diversion Act are ensuring that every child in conflict with the law is treated in a manner that recognises and upholds human dignity and worth; diverting the child away from engaging in deviant and delinquent behaviours; and instilling in the child respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.Mr. Nowak is among the key presenters at the ISPCAN Conference, which ends on December 5.The ISPCAN Conference is being held in partnership with the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA), under the theme ‘Child Protection Realities within a Changing Caribbean and World’.Participants include child advocates from the United States (US), United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Barbados and Switzerland. Mr. Nowak was speaking with journalists at the second Regional Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St. James, on Monday (December 3). Independent Expert for the United Nations (UN) Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, Manfred Nowak, is lauding Jamaica’s soon-to-be-implemented Child Diversion Act as a step in the right direction. last_img read more

Port of Oakland Wraps Up Busiest Year in Its History

first_imgzoom 2017 was the busiest year in the Port of Oakland’s 90-year history having achieved a new record of 2.42 million 20-foot handled containers, the port said. That broke the previous record of 2.39 million containers set in 2014.The port added it broke two more records in 2017 with 919,523 loaded import containers and 1.85 million combined imports and exports.The record performance was ascribed to import growth, which marked a 4 percent rise in 2017 over 2016 totals.December imports were up 6.4 percent over the same month in 2016.The port attributed the import rally to a strong U.S. economy and increasing consumer demand for retail products.“Our record-setting 2017 has set the stage for the future,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll.  “With new development projects already underway, we expect to increase our capacity and drive greater volume.”The record figures are being reported in the wake of the port’s strategic infrastructural investments which are expected to see larger ships calling at the port to become “the new normal“.Bigger ships of up to 18,000 TEU are expected to drive Oakland’s anticipated cargo increase over the coming years.Namely, the Californian port anticipates a five-year run of record cargo volume beginning in 2018, as revealed in a Strategic Maritime Roadmap released in August 2017.By 2022, the port expects to handle the equivalent of 2.6 million 20-foot containers annually. The number would represent 8 percent more volume than the port has ever processed in a single year.In June 2017, Driscoll said that the port envisions to see over USD 600 million in investment in infrastructural projects aimed at bolstering Oakland’s status as a major trade hub.These have included a terminal upgrade, a new operating system at Everport marine terminal, along with USD 100-million rail yard completed in 2016.In addition, the port has launched work on raising ship-to-shore cranes at its Oakland International Container Terminal’s (OICT),  doubling the size of the TraPac marine terminal, constructing a 287,000-square foot Cool Port for refrigerated cargo transport and developing the first 27 acres of a Seaport Logistics Complex.The port said it expects Cool Port to open late summer, while the work on its Seaport Logistics Complex could begin by spring.last_img read more

Number of Amsterdams Maritime Accidents Drops in 2017

first_imgzoom Dutch Port of Amsterdam saw the total number of maritime accidents in the North Sea Canal region drop to 32 in 2017, from 44 reported in the previous year.Around 7,000 seagoing vessels arrived in the ports of the North Sea Canal Area over the past year, including nearly 4,700 in the Port of Amsterdam, while around 40,000 barges called at the port region during the year.“While the number of ship calls has remained level, the number of maritime accidents has fallen in recent years,” Marleen van de Kerkhof, Amsterdam Harbour Master, said.The decline was attributed to the preventive measures taken by the port to increase the safety of, and improve safety awareness among, port users. These measures include risk-driven surveillance by the inspectors and port officials of the Harbour Master’s Division.Over the previous three year, there were a total of 120 maritime accidents, the majority of which were collisions with objects, mostly near lock complexes. During this period, 21,106 seagoing vessels and 117,996 barges called at the Port of Amsterdam.last_img read more

Sydneys Cruise Pavilion Promotes Cape Breton

first_imgTOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–Sydney’s Cruise Pavilion PromotesCape Breton Visitors to Sydney’s new cruise pavilion will soon be learningabout the culture, heritage and tourist attractions of CapeBreton Island. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister, Rodney MacDonald,announced today, March 4, an investment of $259,800 for theSydney Ports Corporation to develop and enhance interpretativecomponents within the new Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion. The interpretation project will complement a major renovationrecently undertaken at the port. “This support will help provide visitors with a first look atCape Breton’s natural beauty, diverse heritage and world renownedmusic,” said Mr. MacDonald. “It will help entice visitors tospend more time and take full advantage of all the island has tooffer.” The one-time grant will be used to complete a Cape Breton Islandinterpretive facility within the larger pavilion, which includesdevelopment and enhancement of interpretive exhibits, andcompletion of the Lighthouse Theatre. “This interpretation project will not only serve as a touristattraction for Sydney, but will also enable us to present therich culture and heritage of Cape Breton,” said Stephen Kavanagh,chair of the Sydney Ports Corporation. Today’s investment is part of $15 million in funding announced byMr. MacDonald in December 2004. That funding is designed to helpboost Nova Scotia’s tourism industry in the areas of marketing,product development, and regional tourism initiatives.last_img read more

Dark Matter Canceled at Syfy After 3 Seasons

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook “Dark Matter” has been cancelled after three seasons at Syfy, Variety has learned.The third season finale, which aired last week, will now serve as the series finale. The series centered on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. It starred Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer. Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie created the series, which is based on their Dark Horse graphic novel of the same name. Prodigy Pictures produced.Syfy declined to comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:last_img

EU tells new Government to ensure accountability

The European Union (EU) has urged the new Government to ensure  accountability and genuine national reconciliation takes place in Sri Lanka.A spokesperson at the EU office in Brussels said that parliamentary elections on 17 August in Sri Lanka were genuine, well administered and peaceful overall and the people of Sri Lanka came out to vote in high numbers, confirming their support for continued democratic reform. “The new Government that will be formed as a result of this election will need to have among its priorities continued improvement in good governance, human rights and the rule of law as well as the crucial tasks of accountability and genuine national reconciliation. All political actors should play a constructive role in this process,” the EU said. The spokesperson added that the Commissioner of Elections and participating parties have played an important role, as well as national and international observers. A European Union Election Observation Mission led by MEP Cristian Dan Preda was deployed to Sri Lanka to observe the electoral process and will remain in the country until the process is completed. As a close and long-standing partner, the EU looks forward to continuing its strong partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka with the aim of supporting the country’s social, economic and democratic development. (Colombo Gazette) read more

New 90 vehicle leasing facility from today

The Central Bank on 15th September 2015 suspended the 100% leasing facility which was in force and a 70% leasing facility came into effect through a circular issued on the same day. The 90% leasing facility for motor vehicles will come into effect from today (29), the Finance Ministry said in a release.It added that the Central Bank is expected to release an official directive in this regard to all private and state banks, today.

Suspected Chinese hitman arrested detained at Mirihana

Investigators said that the tourist visa of the Chinese man had expired at the time of his arrest and his claims over his presence in Sri Lanka could not be verified. Investigators are attempting to unearth the motive for his stay in Colombo and they have already traced the telephone numbers of those he was in touch with while in the country.The question of under what modus operandi a Chinese hitman was brought down to Sri Lanka, in the midst of claims by some senior politicians in the opposition that a government change is possible at any moment, is to be further investigated as signs of a conspiracy to destabilize the country surface.The Chinese hitman will be deported to China for violating local visa regulations under section 28 of Immigration and Emigration Act no 20 of 1948, tomorrow. He is currently detained at the Mirihana detention center. Investigations revealed that Ni Ma Ze Ren was a trained shooter with suspected links to the mafia who deploy mercenary shooters to target VVIPs. The Chinese national lived in a plush apartment in the vicinity of the President’s house and Temple Trees, the Monarch, Crescat and Emperor apartments. Several VIPs live in the area.Further investigations revealed that Ren’s wife operates as a state detective in China and he had been in regular contact with a State Minister from the South and several other politicians. The individual had claimed, on being questioned, that he was in Sri Lanka to work for a BOI registered company. However he had later joined a casino to solicit Chinese gamblers. An alleged Chinese hitman with suspected links to the mafia was arrested in Colombo and investigators are attempting to verify if he had plans to target a VVIP in Sri Lanka, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today.The state intelligence arm together with the CID arrested the Chinese national, identified as Ni Ma Ze Ren, while he was working at a leading casino in Colombo. The newspaper said that further investigations will be carried out even after the deportation of the suspect, to ascertain if he was part of a conspiracy. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Man whose family died in Boeing 737 Max crash Scrap the jet

Paul Njoroge (ja-ROW-ga) believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company’s top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October.Five months after that crash, Njoroge’s wife and three young children were killed when another 737 Max went down near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.On Wednesday, Njoroge will be the first relative of any of the 346 passengers who died in those crashes to testify before Congress. His prepared testimony to a House subcommittee is tough. His tone in an interview is even more blunt.Njoroge says if Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration had done their jobs properly, the planes would have been grounded last year and his family would be alive to enjoy the summer.David Koenig, The Associated Press read more

Correction Super Bowl AdsTop 10 story

NEW YORK, N.Y. – In a story on Jan. 31 about Super Bowl ads, The Associated Press reported erroneously that SodaStream operates in Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine. The story should have said the company operates a factory in an Israeli West Bank settlement.A corrected version of the story is below:10 Super Bowl Ads to watch out forFrom Scarlett Johansson to U2, here are 10 Super Bowl ads to watch out forBy MAE ANDERSONAP Business WriterActress Scarlett Johansson gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot. Kia revives actor Laurence Fishburne’s “Matrix” character Morpheus in its commercial. And cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to Anheuser-Busch.Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines.Of course, there will still be ad surprises on Sunday with major brands like Chrysler and Coca-Cola staying mum on at least one of their ads. But the ones that are already out use a variety of tactics to draw viewers’ attention.Overall, marketers are doing a better job getting their branding message across — while still entertaining — than previous years when a cheap joke or gag ruled supreme, says Kelly O’Keefe, professor of brand strategy at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brand Center.“This year there’s much more focus on brand personality: the spot has to be both interesting and funny and link back to the core assets of the brand,” he said. “I’m predicting a stronger Super Bowl than last year.”Advertisers are in the game to win. The Super Bowl is advertising’s biggest showcase, with more than 108 million people expected to tune into the game. And companies are paying an estimated $4 million to have their ads be a part of the action.Here are 10 ads to watch for on Sunday:1. ANHEUSER-BUSCH: The biggest Super Bowl advertiser’s ad in the fourth quarter shows an adorable Golden Labrador becoming enamoured with one of the beer maker’s iconic Clydesdales to the tune of “Let Her Go” by Passenger.Online: http://youtu.be/uQB7QRyF4p42. GENERAL MILL’S CHEERIOS: The cereal maker brings back an interracial family that starred in a prior spot. This one shows a father telling his daughter that they’re going to have an addition to the family, a baby boy. Then, the little girl strongly suggests they also get a puppy. The ad airs during the first unscheduled time-out of the game.Online: http://youtu.be/LKuQrKeGe6g3. BANK OF AMERICA: The bank will promote its partnership with AIDS non-profit (RED) by having music group U2 sing their new single “Invisible.” between the first and second quarter. The song will be a free download on iTunes during the game and for the following 24 hours. Bank of America will donate $1 each time it is downloaded to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.4. SODASTREAM: The Israeli at-home soda maker company has stirred up controversy on two fronts. Their ad features “Her” actress Scarlett Johansson touting the health and environmental benefits of the soda maker and will run in the fourth quarter. The ad first made waves when the company said it would delete its last line, “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi,” at a request by Fox. Then on Thursday, Johansson resigned her Oxfam ambassadorship. The non-profit was unhappy she was linked with SodaStream, which operate a factory in an Israeli West Bank settlement. Oxfam is opposed to that.Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxq4ziu-wrI5. H&M: The clothing maker’s ad in the second quarter features nifty technology that will allow people with some Samsung Smart TVs to order soccer star David Beckham’s Bodywear products with their remote control in real time.Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHxCELegDz46. NESTLE’S BUTTERFINGER: A suggestive teaser ad showed a couple, “Chocolate” and “Peanut Butter,” in ’70s-style couple’s therapy talking about the need for “change” and “excitement.” The actual ad in the third quarter will have a related theme and Butterfinger is expected to introduce its Peanut Butter Cups with some tongue-in-cheek double entendres.Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZCl-NkQuU7. BEATS MUSIC: Ellen DeGeneres reimagines the Goldilocks and The Three Bears fairytale in this ad running in the third quarter that introduces Beats Music, a streaming music service.Online: http://youtu.be/jJR6YV4WAnM8. WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS: The snack producer showcases comedian Stephen Colbert running amok in two 15-second ads in the second quarter.Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAG7UJ-NWk9. KIA: In the carmaker’s third-quarter ad to introduce its K900 luxury sedan, Laurence Fishburne reprises his “Matrix” role as Morpheus and displays some surprising operatic skills.Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob-wn52Dkmk10. CHRYSLER: The automaker is bound to surprise. Always mum ahead of the game, Chrysler has produced some of the best loved and most remembered spots during the big game, from Eminem’s “Imported from Detroit” ad in 2011 to last year’s “Farmer” ad featuring scenes of American farmland and a voiceover by conservative radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. Look for another surprising spot or two this year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This undated frame grab provided by Beats shows the company’s 2014 Super Bowl commercial. Beats by Dre, the popular headphones and audio equipment producer has enlisted Ellen DeGeneres to star in its debut Super Bowl ad running in the third quarter that promotes Beats Music. (AP Photo/Beats) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 31, 2014 1:01 am MDT Correction: Super Bowl Ads-Top 10 story read more

Ohio State softball leaves Wisconsin with a win loss and tie

OSU redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne swings at a pitch.Credit: Courtesy of OSUDespite opening up Big Ten play with a sweep last weekend, the Ohio State softball team (19-8-1, 4-1-1) was unable to keep those dominant ways going, splitting its weekend series at Wisconsin (18-14-1, 3-2-1). Both the Buckeyes and the Badgers earned a win, while the final game Sunday was left in a tie.Offensively, sophomore Taylor White led the Buckeyes, going 7-for-10. The outfielder combined with redshirt senior Maddy McIntyre, redshirt junior Alex Bayne and junior Alex Kirk to deliver home runs. Bayne, who played the weekend in right field, now has 12 homers on the year, which is triple her 2015 total.Game 1The Badgers snapped the Buckeyes’ six-game winning streak in a tight 6-5 contest on Friday. Both teams were scoreless through the fourth inning due to the solid pitching from junior Shelby Hursh, who struck out six, and Wisconsin junior Kirsten Stevens.OSU jumped ahead in a big way in the top of the fifth after hits from Kirk and White, followed by sophomore Becca Gavin’s walk, sent Stevens and the Wisconsin defense into a bases-loaded situation. McIntyre came up big last weekend with a walk-off home run against Maryland, and she followed that up with another statement, blasting a grand slam to give the Buckeyes the lead.Wisconsin got on board after Hursh walked in the first run, which prompted freshman Morgan Ray, who earned the loss, to step in the circle for the remainder of the game. The Badgers then added two more in the bottom of the sixth after a series of infield singles and a walk moved runners around the bases.The slim 4-3 lead inspired OSU to push its lead to two following senior catcher Cammi Prantl’s RBI single to right field. Earlier in the inning, freshman Bri Betschel entered the game to pinch hit, and her sacrifice bunt brought Gavin into scoring position for Prantl.But the Buckeyes could not maintain their grasp on the lead as the Badgers headed to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore first baseman Samantha Arents jumpstarted the late rally with a deep double, and senior left fielder Katie Christner drew a walk to keep Wisconsin’s streak alive. Freshman Melanie Cross ended OSU’s hope for a win with her walk-off, three-run homer, putting OSU on the other side of the dramatic ending after last weekend.Game 2After cold temperatures left Saturday’s game postponed until the following day, OSU bounced back with a tight 10-8 victory in Sunday’s first matchup. Junior Lena Springer, who only saw one inning of action last weekend against Maryland, got the start in the circle but did not strike out a single Wisconsin batter in her four innings pitched.Both the Buckeyes and Badgers went scoreless in the first inning after leaving runners stranded in scoring position. After a quiet Friday, Bayne sent a two-RBI single through the left side after White, freshman second baseman Emily Clark and Gavin ignited the offense with a trio of singles in the second inning.Wisconsin brought in a run of its own in the bottom of the frame after Springer hit two batters and a string of infield groundouts moved the runners around the bases. OSU’s defense got out of a bases-loaded jam, and its offense lengthened its lead on White’s RBI triple in the top of the following inning.The Buckeyes’ 4-1 lead prompted an early pitching change by the Wisconsin pitching staff, swapping senior Taylor-Paige Stewart for sophomore Mariah Watts. Still, the Scarlet and Gray scored one more in the third on Clark’s deep double.After spending two games last weekend recovering from an injury, sophomore infielder Ashley Goodwin returned briefly for the Buckeyes in order to ease back into the lineup. Freshman Bailee Sturgeon and redshirt junior Jess Machovina also filled designated player roles in the matchup to keep the Badgers defense on its toes.The Badgers added one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a quick single by second baseman Macy Oswald but again left a runner stranded. White continued her hit streak with a leadoff single, but it was Kirk’s two-run shot over the fence that frustrated Wisconsin’s defense. Watts returned to the game for Stewart, which turned the tide of momentum back to the Badgers.Wisconsin scored six runs on just three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, beginning with a solo home run by Cross. McCombs entered the game to relieve Springer, but a handful of wild pitches moved runners into scoring position. Oswald added two runs with an outfield single, prompting another pitching change — Hursh for McCombs — for OSU. Sophomore Kelsey Jenkins sent a ball of her own over the fence to give the Badgers their first lead of the game.White, who went 4-for-4, then tied it up in the top of the seventh with a solo home run, and the bottom of the order followed up with a pair of singles. McIntyre brought Kirk home with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Bayne beat the throw from shortstop Ashley Van Zeeland to put the Buckeyes up two. In the bottom of the inning, Wisconsin went down in order, making the series a 1-1 split heading into the final game.Game 3OSU carried its offensive momentum into the final game of the series, kickstarted by Bayne’s two-run homer in the top of the first inning. The Buckeye defense then got out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation to stop Wisconsin from scoring any runs.Prantl added another double to her tally, which is now eight shy of OSU’s all-time record, bringing in Bayne with no outs in the third inning. Machovina hit an RBI double of her own to make the score 4-0, but a bases-loaded opportunity to add more runs was obstructed by Stewart’s effort from the mound.Cross put up her third home run of the weekend to give Wisconsin its first two runs, and a string of singles to the outfield gave the Badgers another big inning and a 5-4 lead.In what was only her third appearance of the season, OSU freshman Katya Duvall relieved Hursh, who struck out four batters in her outing. Duvall did not fan any batters of her own but held the Badgers to three earned runs.Machovina continued her clutch pinch hitting with a single to bring in Prantl and Bayne, sending the Buckeyes up again. Kirk gave OSU another comfortable lead with her second home run of the series, and season, a three-run shot.In the fifth inning, Van Zeeland bunted in a run due to an error by Kirk, and Cross continued her stellar weekend with a two-run double. In the following inning, Van Zeeland laid down another RBI bunt to tie the game at nine and send the teams into extra innings.After over three hours of play, time constraints left the game in a tie, closing the series without a clear weekend victor.Coming upOSU is next scheduled to face Penn State in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday before traveling to Piscataway, New Jersey, for a weekend series against Rutgers. First pitch from Buckeye Field is set to be at 4 p.m. read more

Successful Global Coaching Clinic staged in Oman

The second part of the first ever IHF Global Coaching Clinic in Oman proved a great success. After the first part being held by IHF coaching experts and lec-turers on the fringes of the Super Globe in Qatar, the second part took place in Oman. The same group of 44 coaches from 20 Asian and Arabic-speaking countries learned about coaching methods, psychology and sports medicine. After Sylvain Nouet and Alain Quintallet, two coaches working for France’s successful men’s national team, lending some insight into their work during the Qatar session, former Yugoslav goalkeeping legend Abaz Arslanagic attended the GCC in Oman, which was divided into theoretical and practical parts again and focused on goalkeeper training. Frantisek Taborsky, Dietrich Späte, Zoltan Marczinka and Nabeel Taha Al-Shehab attended the course on behalf of the IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM).The participants underwent 130 teaching units in total during the two course parts, and they were the first to receive the new IHF Coaching License Level A. The closing ceremony in Oman was attended by IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa and Oman’s royalty.Dr Moustafa had conceived the idea of launching the Global Coaching Clinic programme all over the world. It aims at promoting handball federations, coaches and players in all continents and reaching a higher level of education for coaches. The programme aims high so that only national federations may nominate candidates to participate in the courses. Those coaches must have worked for their federations, if possible as a national team coach. In the end of the first ever Global Coaching Clinic in Qatar and Oman all 44 coaches – includ-ing two female coaches – had attained the same level – and the IHF-CCM’s activities with these coaches have not been finished yet, as the GCC graduates will be monitored and will meet again in two or three years to exchange and widen their coaching experience.The coaches were taught in small groups with only ten participants per lecturer to obtain in-depth knowledge. “Those coaches tremendously increased their knowledge,” CCM member Dietrich Späte said after the second part of the course. Now it’s up to the coaches themselves to spread their knowledge in their countries, as one of their missions is to multiply their knowledge by teach-ing other coaches.The GCC in Qatar and Oman was the beginning of a series of so-called clinics all around the world. The next GCC will take place in Africa. These training courses are an integral part of those measures taken by the IHF to improve and develop handball outside Europe and to establish a consistent coaching level worldwide. The IHF is the first International Federation to issue those worldwide valid coaching licences level A. ← Previous Story Bosna Sarajevo sign a new goalkeeper – Ivan Martinovic Next Story → Danijel Andjelkovic will be back in October IHF coachesOman handball read more

Sad occasion for Bill Cullen as receiver appointed to Glencullen Holdings

first_imgCar dealerships built at Celtic Tiger prices have been written down by more than 70%. With the dreaded December budget on the horizon, the poor forecast for 2013 car sales does not give any confidence to the banks. After 55 years in the Motor industry, Bill extends his thanks and gratitude to his customers, staff and supporters.Read: My favourite speech: Businessman Bill Cullen > This reflects the poor state of the motor industry today with consumer confidence at an all time low and consumers not purchasing new cars. Combine that with the expenditure that car dealers invested in the large dealerships that were needed to meet the criteria for the car manufacturers. BUSINESSMAN BILL CULLEN has lost control of Glencullen Holdings Ltd, which operated his last two Renault dealerships.The deadlerships, in Airside and Liffey Valley in Dublin, employed a total of 45 people.The news came after Ulster bank appointed Kavanagh Fennell as receivers to the company.The bank is estimated to be owed €12 million, with The Irish Times reporting that Cullen made a letter of guarantee of €1.2 million as security against the loans, along with his life assurance policy.Cullen is also the biggest creditor of Glencullen Holdings Ltd, believed to be owed a total of €19.5 million.Earlier this year, 20 jobs were lost when Cullen closed his two other Renault dealerships, which were located in Ennis and Galway.Below is the full statement issued to TheJournal.ie on behalf of Cullen: It’s a sad occasion for Bill Cullen today that Ulster Bank has appointed Kavanagh Fennell as receivers to his Glencullen Holdings organisation. The Bill Cullen Motor Group (BCMG) is Glencullen’s main operation with the two former Renault dealerships in Dublin, one in Airside Motor Park in Swords and the other in Liffey Valley Motor Mall.last_img read more

Changes in religion lessons unconstitutional says Greek state council

first_imgGreece’s Council of State came up with a new ruling on Tuesday (local time) deeming the changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis in religion lessons unconstitutional, opposing “Article 16 of the Constitution, which states that education is a basic mission of the state, and among its aims is the development of national and religious consciousness”.The former decision has been revised following an appeal by the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus and other institutions questioning the former education minister’s actions which were considered to contradict the basic principles of the European Convention of Human Rights.According to decision 660 of 2018 published by the plenary of Greece’s highest administration court chaired by the President of the Council of State, Nikos Sakellariou and State Counselor Efthymios Antonopoulos the changes to the schools’ curriculum introduced under Filis’ ministerial decision are annulled for fear they would affect the sensitive mentality of the young pupils leading to their diversion from the Christian Orthodox consciousness and endangerment of critical perception.The religion classes are to go back to the old books and curriculum taught prior to Filis’ changes. The decision will be effective immediately for primary and secondary schools; the appeal for high school is still pending.Moreover, the court ruled that the former minister’s changes are also contrary to Article 13 of the Constitution, which enshrines the freedom of religious consciousness to be inviolable, targeting exclusively Christian Orthodox students. The teaching of religion lessons is also aimed at consolidating the Christian Orthodox faith as it is from the context of family life and the student’s environment prior to schooling.Filis’ changes were found to directly affect the First Additional Protocol of the European Court of Human Rights depriving students of Christian Orthodox doctrine of the right to be taught exclusively the doctrines, moral values ​​and traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ, while the law provides for Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim students to be taught their respective religion lessons independently. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sergio Romero expects OShea to receive a positive reception from fans

first_imgMan Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero feels that former Reds player John O’Shea will receive a positive reception from the United fans on Saturday.Manchester United face Reading FC on Saturday for their third round of Emirates FA Cup and Romero believes that when O’Shea steps onto the Old Trafford turf on Saturday, he shall receive a great ovation.He adds that any player that has sacrificed their all for the shirt should receive a strong welcome.“Of course, John O’Shea will get a welcome back. He clearly deserves it,” Romero said via Manchester United official website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s the same for all good players who put in 100 percent performances time and time again at United. There is no other way and I would expect them to give him a warm welcome back, to give him something back after all he contributed to the club’s history.”When a player gives 100 percent, they get it back from the fans.“last_img read more

Philippine National Police reveals at least 52 kidnappings linked to casinos since

first_img 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report Load More It also suggested that aside from the 56 licensed online operators under the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators scheme, there were at least another 30 operating illegally.“In recent years, the upsurge of hotel and casino leisures in the Philippines led to the influx of Chinese and other foreign nationals in the country,” the AKG report said. “Thus, incidents of kidnapping related to gambling debt arises from 2017 to date.” Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders RelatedPosts 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage The Philippine National Police has recorded “at least” 52 cases of casino-linked kidnappings since 2017, according to new figures released by the agency’s Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) this week.Police have also arrested at least 119 Chinese nationals in connection with the kidnapping cases in that time, the Inquirer reports. In releasing its latest report, the AKG said the rise in casino-related kidnappings could be a result of the influx of online gambling operators across the Philippines which are luring more Chinese players to the country.last_img read more

Rodale Unveils New Digital Template With Preventioncom Relaunch

first_img Prevention’s new clean design is clearly built with the mobile user in mind. On a desktop there are two highly visual columns above the fold and, below the fold, the content is reorganized into a single column with an endless scroll. Users can navigate the site with a hamburger menu that drills into eight content categories or through a horizontal nav of what are presumably the brand’s most popular categories. On a phone everything is organized into a single column with the hamburger menu acting as the only navigation tool. Lifestyle publisher Rodale introduced its first new website rollout this year with Prevention.com and says that it’s the beginning of more to come. Additionally, the company has partnered with Outbrain to integrate its discovery platform to create a more personalized user experience. Rodale purports that its portfolio of sites, which also includes Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World and Bicycling, attract more than 50 million monthly unique visitors, with prevention accounting for more than 12 million alone in January. What’s more, this site will serve as the prototype for all future relaunches.center_img Display ad units seem to dominate the monetization model, with little to no evidence of sponsored content. But on a mobile device, advertisers will likely favor the viewability of the units because they are seamlessly integrated with content.last_img read more