Teenager arrested for allegedly raping child

first_imgThe police have arrested a 19-year-old boy on charges of raping a seven-month-old girl in Alwar district’s Laxmangarh. The child was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after she was allegedly assaulted in a school playground on Wednesday evening.The accused picked up the girl from her house when her parents were away and she was with her aunt, who is visually impaired. The accused, who is victim’s neighbour, took her out on the pretext of playing and allegedly raped her.A victim was later found by some children playing in the area. She was rushed to a hospital and is undergoing treatment. The police launched a massive hunt for the culprit and arrested him on Thursday from a relative’s house where he was hiding.last_img read more

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PBA: Columbian breaks out of slump, ekes out win over Meralco

first_imgColumbian snapped its three-game skid at the expense of Meralco, 86-85, in the resumption of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup hostilities Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town UAAP volleyball: Judith Abil stars as UE picks up 1st win, sends Adamson to 0-3 And it paid dividends as the Dyip now see the this new stretch as “a brand It’s a brand new conference,” he added.Colubmian takes on a struggling Blackwater side this Friday at MOA Arena. Meralco, on the other hand, will try to arrest their losing streak when they face Magnolia in Cagayan de Oro City this Mar. 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Dyip bucked a lethargic start and crawled their way back into the game during the second period all thanks to a brilliant performance by Rashawn McCarthy.The Bolts had a chance to pull the rug from under Columbian after Chris Newsome hit a triple with 38 ticks left to bring Meralco within one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBaser Amer and Cliff Hodge squandered the opportunity to put Meralco ahead missing two looks in the final 13 seconds of the game.“I told the guys to forget what happened in the past six games but don’t forget about why we lose,” Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel, whose squad improved to 3-4, said in the post-game presser. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIEScenter_img “We’re lucky we started the second quarter good,” he added. “The first quarter we felt like we didn’t know how to shoot the ball.”Skipper McCarthy posted a new career-best scoring performance with 30 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.The craft guard was held scoreless in the opening salvo and then posted 10 points in each succeeding quarter. Glenn Khobuntin and Eric Camson pumped in 14 and 10 markers respectively.Meralco drew 17 points from Newsome as Cliff Hodge and Ranidel de Ocampo chimed in 14 each. Amer contributed 10 more in the effort.“It’s a good start for us. After the long break, [we are] much better because we had two wins,” Cardel said. “[T]he break has given us an opportunity to give the boys a time off from basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

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India vs Sri Lanka: Key battles to watch out for

first_imgThe Ashes is done and dusted, except for England’s chance to test their bench strength and Australia’s battle to go home with a win. We have to move on to Sri Lanka, where a young Indian team will be seen fighting for a rare series victory. Here are some key match-ups to watch out for in the three-Test series starting this Wednesday.Angelo Mathews vs Virat KohliBoth Mathews and Kohli are young captains who have been given the task of grooming a young team. One is aggressive and wears his heart on the sleeves while the other does the job in nonchalant manner. Their contrasting captaincy styles will be tested and it will be interesting to see which one prevails over the other.  When it comes to scoring runs, both of them have amassed tons in the recent past and have contributed to their team’s success. Virat Kohli has had a consistent run in the recent past and his performance with the bat down-under was inspiring in many ways. Mathews on the other hand, played a crucial role in winning the Test series against England in England. The series-clinching, second innings century in Headingley talks volumes about Mathews -the batsman. Both the batsmen will be looking make a mark in the three-Test series. Ishant Sharma vs Kumar SangakkaraLet’s recollect what Sangakkara did in his final one-day international tournament. Yes, it was the Cricket World Cup 2015 and the Sri Lankan batsman scored 541 runs at an average of 108.20 which included 4 centuries. Sangakkara will be looking forward to do something similar in this Test series. Sangakkara has been a prolific figure in Sri Lanka’s Test history. His trademark cover drive has treated his fans over a long period of time. His ability to adapt to conditions and tweak his game accordingly has enabled him amass 12305 runs at a staggering average of 58.04. advertisementSangakkara will be playing his last Test match this series in Colombo. (Reuters Photo) And when he walks out to bat against India, it will be none other than pacer Ishant Sharma who will try to spoil Sanga’s party. Earlier on Friday, after cleaning up the Sri Lanka President’s XI batting line-up, Ishant fired off a shot in Sangakkara’s direction saying, “He is playing for his country and I am playing for my country. We played together only in the IPL and this is international match. So I will not think that he is playing his last game, I will go hard at him.”Let’s wait and watch.    India vs India’s poor away recordThis one will be a battle fought within the dressing room, inside the minds of Indian players. Their away-record has been poor, the poorest of the top Test-playing nations. Former India Test captain MS Dhoni had no answers to foreign challenges. Two abysmal England tours, similar tours to Australia in a span of four years hasn’t helped India’s status as a touring nation. Not to forget India’s record in the island nation. It has been 23 years since India won a Test series in Lanka. Virat Kohli had trouble facing swinging conditions in England. (Reuters Photo) The team that is touring the island nation this season is young and most of them except a few haven’t played on Sri Lankan soil before. So it will prove to be a difficult for the men who are still in the learning stage of their careers to set things right this time. Ravichandran Ashwin vs Harbhajan SinghWho is India’s lead spinner. India have had two off spinners in the playing XI in the recent past and the trend has continued for this series against the Lankans. Both Ashwin and Harbhajan will look to compete with each other.Harbhajan Singh will look to make his comeback count. (Reuters Photo) The Indian batting unit is looking for support from  its lower order. While skipper Virat Kohli has pinned his hopes on Ashwin -the allrounder, it mustn’t be surprising if Harbhajan contributes with the bat. This match-up might prove to be fruitful for India if both the spinners are successful in troubling the Sri Lankan batsmen.last_img read more

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Sports Wrap: Pep Guardiola apologises for brawl, Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims and more

first_imgPep Guardiola apologises for Manchester City’s part in brawlWhile Pep Guardiola talked of his regret about the melee that saw Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho sent off in stoppage time, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised his team’s character.Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims at packed stadium wakeAn arena filled with banners and team faithful donning its green and white colours served as an open-air wake for locals.CONMEBOL to award Copa title to Chapecoense: ReportEarlier in the week, Atletico Medellin led calls for the Copa to be awarded to their opponents. Chapecoense have never won the trophy before.Nothing ‘special’ about current Pakistan pace attack, says Mohammad Asif Mohammad Asif also expressed disappointment at the slow pitches being prepared in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for Pakistan Tests, saying they have “deteriorated the standard” of their cricket.Half F1 grid is after Nico Rosberg’s seat, says Niki LaudaNiki Lauda said he had been shocked when Nico Rosberg told him his decision a few hours before the announcement.last_img read more

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CBSE toppers mantra: Shun social media

first_imgHardwork, discipline, focus, a cool mind There’s a lot that goes into a student’s success. But if there was one common factor that really helped this year’s toppers of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams, it was their resolve to stay away from social media platforms – especially during peak preparations.The results that were announced on Thursday brought immense pride to Delhi-NCR. Two girls – Hansika Shukla from DPS Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from SD Public School Muzaffarnagar – scored 499 out of 500 and emerged as joint toppers. “I’m not active on social media. I listened to a little bit of Bollywood and English songs and some classic music to relax. I do not remember the last time I used Facebook,” said Hansika, whose mother teaches at a Ghaziabad college and father works at the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.She scored 100 each in Political Science, History, Psychology, Hindustani Vocal Music and 99 in English. “I am a sports enthusiast. I would watch videos on badminton and gymnastics,” she said. Karishma said she also had her focus right and relied on self-study. “Staying away from social media was one of the pledges that I made before the exams,” said the Arts stream student.Three girls hold the second spot with 498 marks. They are Gaurangi Chawla of Nirmal Ashram School Rishikesh, Aishwarya of KV Rae Bareli and Bhavya BR of SK International Public School Jind.DELHI TOPPERSEighteen students hold the third position with 497 marks. They include two from Delhi – Vasant Valley School’s Veeraj Jindal and DPS Rohini’s Mehak Talwar.advertisement”As far as Facebook and Twitter are concerned, I rarely use them. I spent most of my time on reading books, playing football and instrumental drums, rather than using the internet unnecessarily,” said Veeraj.LUCKNOW GIRLAnother third-ranker, Ayushi Upadhyay from Lucknow Public School, credited her success to her focus. “I stayed away from social media and focused on my studies. I do not have a Facebook account,” she said. She scored 100 each in History and Hindi, and 99 each in English, Economics and Geography. “I want to become a lawyer,” she said.EXPERTS’ TAKEPsychologists have long pointed out bad effects of social media on the mental health of children. One finding suggests that children spending more than three hours a day on social media are twice as likely to suffer from poor mental health.”Social media makes children addictive and as a result it consumes time that can be used on study to score better. Using social media also tires the mind out. In terms of cyber psychology, usage of social media, if not regulated, affects the thinking capacity,” said Prashant Mali, a cyber expert.Regular use of social media is often regarded as a distraction. Experts say that some of the features such as ‘like’ and ‘share’ activate the reward centre in the brain as youngsters hooked to social media end up spending hours each day watching videos, photos and other content posted by their friends and accounts they follow.OVERALL SCOREThis year the pass percentage improved as 83.4% students passed, up from 83.01% in 2018, triggering a flurry of congratulatory messages, including those from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. In Delhi region too, the pass percentage improved to 91.87%, up from 89% in 2018. -With inputs from Chayyanika Nigam in New Delhi.last_img read more

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Google Pixel 4 image with dual punch hole camera leaked online

first_imgGoogle, last month unveiled its first ever budget smartphone – the Google Pixel 3a and the Google Pixel 3a XL (REVIEW) – at its annual developers coneference. And now that the buzz about the Pixel 3a series is over, we can all focus on the company’s premium budget smartphones – the Google Pixel 4 series – that will be launched later this year. In the past couple of weeks, a series of reports have kept us excited about the upcoming Google Pixel 4. And now, a new report sheds more light on how the Pixel 4 would like.The leaked images, that come as a courtesy of SlashLeaks show a hand-on preview of the upcoming Google Pixel 4. As per the images shared by the blog, Pixel 4 would comes with a nearly bezel-less design in the front with a punch-hole camera on the left side of the display. A number of reports in the past, including the image of the Pixel 4 screen protector shared by Skinomi and image renders of Pixel 4 shared by Phone Designer, have hinted towards a similar design for Pixel 4.Besides this, the images shared by the blog also indicate that the phone would come with a horizontally stacked dual rear camera setup – a feature that would make Pixel 4 the first ever Pixel smartphone to feature dual cameras at the back, a feature that already become a norm these days. A similarity that the phone is expected to share with its predecessor – the Google Pixel 3 – is a glass design. The upcoming Pixel 4 is expected to come with a glass back with the Google logo placed in the lower quadrant of the phone.advertisementThe leaked image, however, does not give us closer look at the phone, which would help us ascertain if the Google Pixel 4 would come with physical buttons for various functions such as the volume control button, the power button and the button for invoking Google Assistant. To recall, a report by a YouTube channel Front Page Tech had hinted that the Google Pixel 4 would come with a button-less design and that it would come with touch capacitive design indicating that users will have to squeeze the phone to perform various tasks.Apart from this, reports have also indicated the upcoming Google Pixel 4 would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and it would run on the Android Q. The phone is expected to pack up to 6GB RAM and come with front firing speakers. We also know that Pixel 4 would come with Google Assistant 2.0 which would allow users to access the company’s virtual assistant even in the areas of no internet connectivity. Having said so, it is important to note that a lot of these reports fall in rumourville and we will have to wait till the company officially unveils the phone later this year to know more about the company’s next flagship device.ALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 could feature a button-less designALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 screen protector shows a display with dual punch hole selfie cameraALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 image leak suggests a punch hole camera in frontALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 will be the first phone to get next generation Google Assistantlast_img read more

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Giggs praises Bale’s ‘amazing’ Champions League goal

first_imgGareth Bale Giggs praises Bale’s ‘amazing’ Champions League goal Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author in Los Angeles 06:47 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Liverpool UCL Getty Gareth Bale Real Madrid Wales Real Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool UEFA Champions League The Wales manager says the goal was one of the best ever in European competition, but it didn’t surprise him to see Bale influencing the match Wales manager Ryan Giggs praised Gareth Bale’s “amazing” first goal in the Champions League final and says the Real Madrid player deserves to be called the best Wales international ever.Just minutes after coming into a match tied at 1-1, Bale unleashed a stunning overhead kick from outside the box and found the back of the net to put Los Blancos back in front. He capitalised on a mistake from Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius to score a second and ice the match in the 83rd minute.Bale’s goal set off celebrations in Los Angeles where Wales’ squad is preparing to face Mexico in a friendly match Monday and gathered to watch the game before training. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Amazing. The team and all the staff were watching it at the team hotel and just went it in the room erupted, really. It was an amazing goal, a couple of minutes after coming on,” Giggs said. “But you’re not that surprised in one respect because of what Gareth’s done and what he’s already achieved. Amazing scenes, and it was great that all the team could watch it and celebrate together.””It was one of those moments where everybody kept watching the replay, all sorts of noises coming out. It was a special moment,” Giggs continued.Perhaps it was even more than a special moment, though. Giggs joined the chorus wondering if the goal may be one of the best ever to have been scored in European competition.”Zidane is the manager, the goal that he scored at Hamden Park, one of those goals where you just go, ‘Wow’ and it was one of those moments for Gareth,” he said. “It’s up there with the best Champions League goals ever, European Cup goals when it was the European competition. It’s just an amazing impact, amazing goal, but that’s what he’s capable of.”Giggs, a Manchester United legend who represented Wales more than 60 times, said the goals and a fourth Champions League crown with Real Madrid solidify the 28-year-old’s status as the top Welsh player of all-time.”He’s the greatest I’ve seen,” Giggs said. “Obviously I didn’t see John Charles or many others around that time, but he’s the greatest that I’ve seen. Great players turn up at the right moments and make the difference. He’s done it twice in Champions League finals. To win four, to go to Real Madrid and be so successful, yeah, he’s got to be.”Bale now begins his off-season while the rest of his international team-mates take on Mexico and continue preparations for the launch of the UEFA Nations League in September. Giggs is looking forward to Bale taking part but said Bale’s club future was up to him to decide with many reports linking him with a move away from La Liga.”I’ve always maintained that he looks happy at Real Madrid. It’s a great club and obviously a successful one. It’s Gareth’s choice obviously,” he said.” He’s made the difference today in a Champions League final. Whether that has any bearing on it, I don’t know, but we just have to wait and see.”last_img read more

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Higher oil helps push loonie up Fed fails to make commitment on

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 11, 2012 4:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Wednesday, off early highs as the U.S. dollar gained strength after the U.S. Federal Reserve failed to deliver a strong hint that another round of economic stimulus is on the way.But a strong run up in oil prices helped push the loonie up 0.26 of a cent to 98.05 cents US.Minutes from the last Fed meeting on interest rates showed policymakers agreed last month that they might need to take more action to support growth if the U.S. economy loses momentum.They showed Fed officials signalled their concern that the struggling U.S. economy could worsen if Congress fails to avert tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts that kick in at the end of the year.But there was nothing to indicate another round of stimulus is imminent.“The minutes … reveal that U.S. Fed officials are edging closer to launching a third round of large-scale asset purchases, but it won’t become a reality unless the recovery loses even more momentum or a more severe flare up in the eurozone crisis raises the already elevated downside risks,” said Capital Economics chief U.S. economist Paul Ashworth.Other central banks have moved recently to help keep the recovery on the rails.The European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China cut lending rates last week. But slowing trade growth in China and weak jobs creation in the U.S. have investors worried that markets could languish until the Federal Reserve implements another round of Treasury bond purchases known as quantitative easing.Commodity prices gained ground after weak Chinese trade data sent oil and copper lower on Tuesday.But prices took off Wednesday after China’s auto industry said sales jumped a solid nine per cent in June despite a slowing economy. China is the world’s biggest market for new vehicles.Also, the U.S. government said oil supplies fell last week by 4.7 million barrels, triple the decline expected by analysts, which is signalling higher demand.The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained $1.90 to US$85.81 a barrel.Copper ran up five cents at US$3.45 a pound while bullion declined $4.10 to US$1,575.70 an ounce.Markets also digested the latest trade data from Canada and the United States.Statistics Canada said the trade deficit with the world was $793 million in May, up from $623 million in April. Merchandise imports increased 0.4 per cent on the strength of energy products while exports were relatively unchanged in May.And south of the border, the U.S. trade deficit moderated during May from the month before. The deficit came in at US$48.7 billion, down from $50.6 billion in April. Higher oil helps push loonie up, Fed fails to make commitment on stimulus read more

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UN agency for Palestine refugees announces staff reductions amid funding shortfall

The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East announced today that it will begin reducing staff numbers in an effort to cut costs amid a wider budget shortfall facing the Organization’s presence in the region. In a statement issued earlier today, Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), confirmed that 85 per cent of all 137 international personnel on short term contracts will be separated in a phased process lasting until the end of September. “UNRWA is taking this measure to reduce costs as much as possible without reducing services to refugees,” explained Mr. Gunness, noting that the UN agency retained a $101 million deficit but would continue nonetheless with “robust efforts in resource mobilisation.” “As things currently stand, with stringent austerity measures already in place beyond today’s announcement, the Agency should be able to continue with life-saving services to the end of the year,” he continued. Among the ongoing efforts, Mr. Gunness said UNRWA would maintain its health programmes, relief and social services, and sanitation and emergency projects for which it had remaining funds. At the same time, the agency’s school system – which currently services half a million children across Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Syria – remains in a more precarious situation. “Some difficult decisions may be needed in coming weeks if the deficit is not filled,” he warned. The situation afflicting the Palestinians across the Middle East region is, in fact, quite dramatic, according to the latest UN data. Gaza today is home to the highest unemployment levels in the world, with more than 60 per cent of young people not working. Meanwhile, some 60,000 Palestine refugees from Syria have fled to Lebanon and Jordan, putting pressure on host communities. From Syria’s Yarmouk and Jordan’s camps to the West Bank, the lives of Palestine refugees are constrained, with poverty and deprivation overflowing in overcrowded camps and the needs of the communities continuing to grow resources. Adding to UNRWA’s list of concerns is the dire situation facing the agency’s emergency funding which, for its Syria appeal, currently stands at only 27 per cent met. UNRWA’s Gaza reconstruction appeal is similarly underfunded with only $216 million in pledges received out of a total $720 million needed. read more

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5 things to watch for between Ohio State and Western Michigan

OSU junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) falls to the ground after a carry in a game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 20-13. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorComing off another rather unconvincing win against Northern Illinois, Ohio State will have a chance to redeem itself on Saturday against Western Michigan. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.Here are five things that The Lantern’s sports editors Ryan Cooper and Kevin Stankiewicz will be on the lookout for during the game. Check back after the game to see how these points played out.The discombobulated offense’s turnover problemsThrough three games, OSU has turned the ball over a total of eight times. In all of college football, there are only eight teams that have more turnovers than the Buckeyes.Coach Urban Meyer expressed his concern with that statistic during the week, calling the rate at which his team has turned it over “alarming.”Against Virginia Tech, OSU had three of them — two fumbles and an interception by redshirt junior Cardale Jones. The Hokies scored on each of the ensuing possessions, totaling 17 points.The Buckeyes didn’t cough it up against Hawaii in Week 2, but against NIU the turnover problems reappeared as OSU had five.But unlike against VT, points off turnovers were less of an issue as the Huskies only managed 10 points because twice OSU’s defense forced an NIU to turn the ball over on the ensuing possession.Meyer said the coaching staff will focus during the week on fixing the issue of turnovers.It will be interesting to see if the Buckeyes were able to address the problem enough during practice, as a team on a quest to repeat as national champions cannot afford to be giving opponent’s extra possessions, especially with Big Ten play on the horizon.Will Elliott’s explosiveness reappear?Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for over 100 yards in all three contests in 2015 but the preseason Heisman Trophy hopeful has yet to look like the same player who carried OSU on his back during last year’s postseason games by running for over 200 yards thrice.The only hint of that player came on his first run of the season by way of an 80-yard touchdown. But other than that one play, Elliott’s explosiveness has been kept in check.Sans the 80-yarder, the St. Louis native’s season long rush is only 13 yards.With Elliott, it is more of question of when — not if — he regains his form from 2014. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, this weekend might be a good chance for him as Western Michigan’s run defense has been dreadful.WMU ranks 109th in the nation in run defense. Opponents have been torching the Broncos on the ground. Michigan State had 196 yards in Week 1, but that pales in comparison to the 413 Georgia Southern racked up the following game.So, as for when Elliott’s explosiveness will resurface, Saturday could be the day. Who will Jones be able to throw the ball to?Three.That’s the number of receptions the players on OSU’s roster listed as wide receivers and not named Michael Thomas have this season.While the redshirt junior Thomas has done his part despite getting the defense’s top assignment with 10 catches for 158 yards and two scores, the Buckeyes have had an extremely tough time finding any other options.Redshirt senior Corey Smith has two catches for 15 yards and redshirt freshman Johnnie Dixon has a 29-yarder.Beyond that, receivers such as redshirt freshmen Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin have given Meyer nothing in terms of catching the ball. Campbell, who had two drops in the opening game, is also expected to miss at least a week with a leg injury suffered early against Northern Illinois.When sophomore Noah Brown went down with a broken leg before the season, many speculated about how thin OSU’s receiving corps might be.This has to be considered worse than imagined, however, and is a big reason for the offensive struggles thus far.While players like sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel and redshirt senior tight end Nick Vannett have kept the offense clinging to life, a true wideout not named Thomas stepping up could be the only true remedy.Can Braxton find his early effectiveness?After an electrifying start to the season for H-back Braxton Miller, the redshirt senior has seen his usefulness dwindle each week.Against VT, Miller caught two passes for 78 yards and a score and ran six times for 62 yards and another touchdown. He was undoubtedly the offensive star of that contest, and his spin move around a defender on his rushing touchdown was the highlight of the week.The following week against Hawaii, Miller actually had more touches, but with much less effectiveness. Meyer had his rushes come out of direct snap runs, and his catches came mostly on shovel passes across the middle. In all, he finished with two catches for 16 yards and eight runs for 57 yards, but did not find the end zone.Then last week against NIU, Miller had just seven yards on four carries. He was targeted once by Jones, but a miscommunicated route led to the interception that caused Meyer to pull Jones out of the game.As discussed above, the OSU offense is struggling to stay afloat from a major lack of playmakers. Miller could be the answer to Meyer’s prayers, but whether it’s because of the learning curve of a new position or just not being used correctly, he has not been a big help in OSU’s two home games. Before beginning Big Ten play next week, the Buckeyes will need the former quarterback to rediscover his playmaking abilities.Who wants the sack lead?OSU’s defensive line is arguably the best in the nation, with nine different players already being involved in at least one sack. But with only so many hits on the quarterback to go around, no one is off to a huge individual start.Three players — redshirt sophomore linebacker Darron Lee, redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard and redshirt sophomore defensive end Tyquan Lewis — have 2.5 sacks each to tie for the team lead.Lewis paced the way early with 1.5 sacks against VT, Lee pulled in the season-high of two sacks against Hawaii and Hubbard was credited with 1.5 against NIU.Lurking in the wings as well is junior Joey Bosa. The defensive end was suspended for the opener, had his first sack of the year called back due to penalty against Hawaii and combined with Hubbard for a sack last week.While Bosa commands double teams on every play — and quite often triple teams — it is hard to rule out a guy who had 13.5 sacks last year for putting his name in the sack-lead hat. At the very least, Bosa’s presence makes it easier for other players to get through the offensive line, something Hubbard said Bosa does not let him forget. read more

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RoomForManchester Kind strangers open up their homes to those affected by Manchester

first_imgIf anyone in manchester is stranded, needs help getting home, give me a shout!— Jaiden Micheal (@jaidenofficial) 22 May 2017 If you are stranded in the area you can also follow #RoomForManchester where hotels and local people of our great city are offering refuge https://t.co/yaRwKMGwzV— Mayor Andy Burnham (@MayorofGM) May 23, 2017 Anyone in Manchester who needs to wait for their parents or needs somewhere stay or to make phone calls, etc, just DM me. We have tea!— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) 22 May 2017 Facebook also activated its safety check feature, so people could let their friends know they were safe.The Family Guy UK headquarters tweeted to say they had given over 30 people a place to stay.Manchester City Council also started an online condolence book for those affected. If anyone needs shelter we are right on the outskirts of central Manchester in Salford, anything I can do to help DM me!! #ManchesterArena— Karolina Staniecka (@karolinaviolet) 22 May 2017 #Manchester. DM me if you need somewhere to go, to use a landline, to have a tea and sit down. Anything. Northern Quarter-Oldham street— louise benson (@Lbenson88) 22 May 2017 10 minutes from the #ManchesterArena if anyone needs help/lifts/drinks etc REPLY OR DM me #Manchester #MEN— The Salford Fox (@tomharveymedia) 22 May 2017 Taxis in Manchester are offering FREE rides home for anyone stuck in the Manchester Arena area. Let your friends/family know.— azy (@azymanzur) 22 May 2017 The acts of humanity. Taxi drivers taking the injured to hospital & visitors to safety in the city after terrorist attack #ManchesterArena pic.twitter.com/5M5IMqILuB— Elaine Willcox (@ElaineWITV) May 23, 2017 Many of those caught up in the chaos were young fans of US singer Ariana Grande, who had performed at the venue.Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena, and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains cancelled.There were reports that a Holiday Inn hotel near Manchester Arena had taken in “50+ children” who were unaccompanied at the gig. #DWTManchester anyone stuck down the east side of manchester dm me. i can’t guarantee a tour guide but ill try my best to help— ellie (@starlordhs) 22 May 2017 Looks like two places open to donate blood in Manchester today if you’re near and can help @GiveBloodNHS https://t.co/kwEfMmuRuk pic.twitter.com/vc5SnK5F5v— Rachel Miller (@AllthingsIC) May 23, 2017 #RoomforManchester if anybody needs somewhere to stay – we have plenty of spare beds & blankets + an unlimited supply of tea. Please DM.— Rosie Connor (@RosieConnor1) 22 May 2017 Local people have opened up their homes and given help to concert-goers affected by a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.They have been using the hashtag #RoomForManchester to offer help to distraught people after their night of music ended in tragedy.There are also reports that a hotel near the venue has taken in dozens of children following an explosion that killed 19 people and injured around 50 others.Taxi drivers have also been offering people free taxi rides, and people are already arranging to give blood at donor banks later today to help those injured.The city’s mayor, former Labour MP Andy Burnham, tweeted: “If you are stranded in the area you can… follow #RoomForManchester where hotels and local people of our great city are offering refuge.” Witnesses described hearing a huge bang shortly after 10.30pm at the entrance to the Arena as thousands of people made their way out of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande.Theresa May, the Prime Minister, suspended her General Election campaign in the wake of the apparent terror attack and there will be an emergency Cobra meeting at 9am this morning. Anyone needing a lift/place to stay from the Manchester Arena, tweet #roomformanchester Retweet and get this trending to help.— Cal (@Panayisalad) 22 May 2017 22 people died in the attack on Monday night, and 50 were injured. The Holiday Inn nearest to Manchester Arena have taken dozens of kids who have been separated from their parents tonight.— Samuel Carvalho (@SamCarvalho) 22 May 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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DHBPokal HSV Hamburg first to reach the Final Four

HSV Hamburg played the first game of the DHB-Pokal quarter-finals that will give the list of Final Four participants. In their match at home against Hannover-Burgdorf, Martin Schwalb‘s ‘mannschaft’ had no easy task and had to fight until the last minute against this season’s Bundesliga surprise, Hannover-Burgdorf. With a final score of 33:31, HSV is the first to make their “reservation” at the Final Four.Igor Vori scored 9 goals, while Lijewski and Hens contributed 8 and 7 respectively. Lehnhoff led Hannover-Burgdorf with 7 goals, while Patrail and Hykkerud scored 6 each. ← Previous Story ZRK Vardar strikes again – Zebic and Khmyrova new signings? Next Story → HP fans: “Domagoj Duvnjak is our MVP” burgdorfHamburgHannoverhensHSVHSV Hamburghykkerudlehnhofflijewskipatrailschwalbvori read more

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Police investigate after Irishman found dead in London alleyway

first_imgPOLICE IN LONDON are appealing for witnesses after the body of an Irishman was found in an alleyway over the weekend.The man has been named locally as 37-year-old Wexford native Michael Hunt. His body was found in a bin early on Saturday morning. He was found seriously injured by a local shopkeeper and was taken by ambulance to Kings College Hospital, where he died shortly before midday.Met Police say that a post-mortem examination will be held “in due course”.The death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is being led by officers from the Homicide & Major Crime Command.DCI Diane Tudway said: “The man was found on his own, seriously injured, in an alleyway between an estate agents and a supermarket in Station Road, South Norwood.“We do not know, at this time, how the victim sustained his injuries, nor have we established a motive for any attack on him.“If you have any information that can help us understand how this man was hurt and who may have been involved, please contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”Police say that there have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.last_img read more

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Geek deals Save 36 on HERO true wireless Bluetooth 42 sport earbuds

first_imgToday, the folks at StackSocial are offering a steep discount on the HERO True wireless Bluetooth 4.2 sport earbuds. Get hours of playback of high-quality audio at a surprisingly affordable price.• HERO true wireless Bluetooth 4.2 sport earbuds for $94.99 (List price: $149)Spec-wise, these earbuds feature wireless charging, three hours of battery life, a sweat-proof design, an 8mm dynamic driver, two built-in mics, and in-line controls. The hooks are adjustable, and they also come with earpieces of three different sizes. Regardless of the quirks of your ear, there’s likely a configuration that’s best for your anatomy.Better yet, the case that comes alongside your earbuds actually provides a charge. So even if you’re away from an outlet, you can get up to four charges just by keeping the case with you.While you’d usually pay upwards of $149 for these earbuds, you’ll save a whopping $54.01 when you buy on StackSocial. Order today, and you can expect delivery by April 20th — around the world. And since it comes with a two-year warranty, you’ll be covered if you run into issues.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.com.last_img read more

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State Pulls Funds for Knik Arm Juneau Access Road from STIP

first_imgDownload AudioThe state has amended a transportation plan to delay two large projects. Funds for the Knik Arm Crossing and the Juneau access road have been pulled from the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP.Shannon McCarthy, a spokeswomen for DOT says STIP outlines how transportation funds are to be spent.“So amendment 13 moved funding for Knik Arm and Juneau access road out to the next fiscal year,” McCarthy said. The amendment also corrected a funding error with the Inter-island Ferry Authority Vessel Refurbishment project .Amendment 14 addresses scope, funding and scheduling issues on several projects around the state.last_img read more

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Rahul Gandhi visits Sheila Dikshits residence

first_imgNew Delhi : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited the residence of late Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and spent some time with her family members. Dikshit died on July 20 and was cremated the next day. While Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attended her last rites, Rahul Gandhi was not present in the country at the time. Rahul, who returned from abroad on Thursday, met the departed leader’s son and former MP Sandeep Dikshit and other family members and condoled her demise. He is learnt to have spent around two hours with Dikshit’s family this morning, the sources said. Sheila Dikshit shared close ties with the Gandhi familylast_img read more

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State Bank of India shares spurt after lender cuts interest rate on

first_imgThe State Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai, March 14, 2016.Reuters fileIn what could trigger a domino effect and spell bad times for the middle class, State Bank of India (SBI) has slashed interest rate payable on savings bank accounts from the current four percent to 3.5 percent. The move triggered a rally in the share prices of SBI and other banks.The rate will be effective from July 31. The bank’s savings bank deposits stood at Rs 7.46 lakh crore as of March 31, 2017, up almost 28 percent from Rs 5.81 lakh crore a year ago. An overwhelming portion of this would be in accounts with a balance of less than Rs 1 crore.The cut in interest rate is on balance up to Rs 1 crore while those having above the threshold will continue to get four percent, according to a regulatory filing by SBI to the BSE on Monday.”The decline in the rate of inflation and high real interest rates are the primary considerations warranting a revision in the rate of interest on savings bank deposits,” SBI said in the filing.The share price of SBI was trading 3.33 percent higher at Rs 309 on the Bombay Stock Exchange at around 11.50 am in response to the news, apparently factoring in the fall in interest costs for the lender. ICICI Bank was up 2.60 percent, Bank of Baroda was trading 3.34 percent while other banks were trading with marginal gains.On the flip side for account holders, the move could see a similar response from other banks, resulting in a raw deal for depositors who are already witnessing a fall in small savings schemes run by the government and those on fixed deposits maintained with banks.Economist Ajit Ranade said that money mobilisation following demonetisation has not only lowered the cost of raising funds but also enhanced the scope for rate cut. demonetization led to flush of depositsso cost of mobilization went downhence rate paid to depositors down to 3.5opens room for rate cut. https://t.co/w9DLPvGT4y— Ajit Ranade (@ajit_ranade) July 31, 2017Also read: Banging the buck: Modi govt slashes PPF, NSC rates to 7.8%The move comes ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) monetary policy meeting scheduled for August 1 and 2. There is widespread expectation that the central bank would reduce the repo rate by at least 25 basis points from the current 6.25 percent in view of the retail inflation falling well below the threshold rates targetted by the bank. “We expect a 25bp cut on 2 Aug, with no change in their neutral stance. The latter will allow the RBI to be non-committal on the future course of action, retaining the flexibility to react to the evolving inflation trajectory,” Radhika Rao, an economist at DBS Bank, said in a note on Monday.The BSE Bankex was trading 1.17 percent higher while the benchmark index Sensex was up 0.41 percent at 32,443, a gain of 133 points, at around 12 noon.last_img read more

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2 die taking Unani medicine

first_imgA man and a minor girl died and another man fell sick after taking Unani medicine at Kharara in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia on Sunday night, reports UNB.The deceased are Nur Mohammad, 50, son of Polan Sheikh and Shamima, 9, daughter of Nawab Ali of the area.Locals said that Nur Mohammad went to the house of Nawab Ali at night to watch television.As he was suffering from cough Nawab Ali gave him a Unani medicine ‘Mary Gold’ of ‘Nabin Laboratory’ which was bought two months ago.Nawab and his daughter Shamima also took the same medicine for cough.Shamima fell sick around 10:30pm and she was taken to Bheramara Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared her dead, said doctor Mizanur Rahman, medical officer of the hospital.Nur Mohammad and Nawab Ali also fell sick early Monday.Nur Mohammad died on way to hospital while Nawab Ali was admitted to Kushtia General Hospital.Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur police station, said that on information they recovered the bodies. They will also conduct a drive in the factory of the herbal medicine.last_img read more

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