Odisha extends free cancer treatment to all districts

first_imgThe Odisha government extended free treatment for cancer patients in the whole State from Tuesday. Under the programme, all cancer patients can avail chemotherapy and consultations from oncologists free of cost at all district headquarters hospitals. Renowned cancer specialist Dinesh Pendharkar is supervising the programme pro bono.This is expected to reduce the burden on the Acharya Harihara Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC), Cuttack. Apart from Odisha, patients from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh critically depend on the AHRCC. Earlier, the same facilities were available in only 13 hospitals in the State.Announcing free cancer treatments in all districts, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Patients from rural areas and tribal-dominated pockets would be benefited immensely from the programme. This will help reduce the financial and psychological burden on people.”Moreover, radiotherapy centres will be set up at Nabarangpur, Jharsuguda, Angul and the Bhubaneswar Capital Hospital at an estimated cost of ₹ 40-50 crore per centre in the next two years. These centres would help detect cancer at a primary stage, said Mr. Patnaik.In the first phase of the free cancer treatment programme, about 5,000 patients have been benefited.last_img read more

Bihar Assembly adjourned over Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case

first_imgThe Opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal raised the issue of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case in the State Assembly and alleged that the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government was “protecting” the main accused Brajesh Thakur.“The Nitish Kumar-led government has been protecting the main accused Brajesh Thakur in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case of girls, as he is politically close to him,” alleged Leader of the Opposition Tejaswi Yadav.His party leaders too supported him and demanded CBI inquiry into the case. Brajesh Thakur was the owner of the NGO which was running the affairs of the state-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur in which 44 girls, all aged between 7-18 years were living. The rape of at least 16 girls have been confirmed in medical test done at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).“Other girls report of medical test are awaited,” said Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of police Harpreet Kaur. Mr. Thakur was arrested within 48-hours after the sexual plight of the girls was exposed. A police complaint was lodged by the state social welfare department. Altogether 10 persons, including seven women, have been arrested and sent to jail.Responding to Tejaswi Yadav’s allegations, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi told the Speaker that his government “neither protects anyone, nor implicate.”“My government would recommend for speedy trial in the case…people have been arrested in the case and sent to jail and we would also recommend for probe into the affairs of all shelter homes and short stay homes in the state,” said Sushil Modi.Mr Modi also raised the issue of RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav who was earlier arrested and sent to jail in connection with a rape case of a minor girl of Nalanda district.“What about Raj Ballabh Yadav?…why he had gone to meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav when he was absconding in the rape case?” asked Sushil Modi.Amid pandemonium the assembly Speaker Vijay Choudhury adjourned the House till lunch.last_img read more

Awaiting Pacquiao’s ring return

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City The 39-year-old Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 knockouts) would rather tangle with either, but would likely fight anybody Arum lines up for him.The listed opponent the fighting senator would face is Mike Alvarado (38-4 26 KOs), a former junior welterweight challenger who at 37 is also not a spring chicken any longer but has won four bouts in a row over lesser opponents.Sportswriter Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported that “there should be deserved scoffing at the light assignment for Pacquiao” in the person of Alvarado.Pugmire said “the better choice would’ve been newly belted champion Lucas Matthysse” who is handled by Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions that Arum hasn’t contacted.The 35-year old Matthysse won by technical knockout over Tewa Kiram last month to claim the vacant WBA world welterweight title.ADVERTISEMENT Van Der Valk bucks penalty, takes lead LATEST STORIES Pacquiao’s next bout has been under wraps or in limbo for sometime.Although Arum broke his silence recently and saidPacman’s ring return could be finalized a week from February 5, nothing has been heard from him since.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe impressario has expected that Pacquiao, idled from the ring since losing his WBO welterweight belt to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2, would fight again soon. And it would be in New York for the first time, at the Madison Square Garden no less in a pay-per-view card on April 14.The ESPN PPV promotion is being planned by Arum to be his first with the giant sports network. The twin bill is also supposed to pit two fighters on Pacquiao’s wish list for a comeback bout—his tormentor Horn and unbeaten former four-belt junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Argentinian knockout artist (39-4 KOs) called out Pacquiao before a partisan crowd at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood after his victory over Kiram of Thailand who was fighting in America for the first time.That said, the bout with Alvarado instead of Matthysse “through a matchmaker’s eyes … could allow Pacquiao to score his first knockout victory since 2009,” Pugmire wrote.According to Pugmire, the match up with Alvarado “could produce more enthusiasm for a possible showdown later this year against the favored Crawford, who is ranked No. 1 in The Times’ pound-for-pound ratings.”From “La La Land” to Cleveland. Filipino American point guard Jordan Clarkson, traded by Los Angeles to Cleveland on Thursday led a quartet of new Cavaliers in helping defeat the Boston Celtics in impressive fashion, 121-99, on Sunday.Clarkson led Cleveland’s second unit with 17 points—7-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-4 treys. He added three boards, an assist and a pair of steals as the Cavs spoiled Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement at Boston’s TD Garden.The Celtics could have fielded Pierce in uniform as the Cavs splurged in the last three quarters to embarrass Kyrie Irving and the Celts on national TV. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Manny Pacquiao PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netSACRAMENTO—Manny Pacquiao trusts Bob Arum to keep the trains running.But the promoter appears to be sleeping at the switch.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Despite last-minute opponent change, Danny Kingad ready for anything

first_imgLATEST STORIES “It happened a little less than two weeks before the bout, so it was certainly nerve-wracking,” he said. “But I’m happy that (Kichukov) stepped up to take this bout. My preparations for my return to action will not be futile.”Kingad acknowledges the challenge of changing his gameplan in short notice, but the key for him is his ability to adapt on the fly during the match while also playing it safe inside the cage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a different opponent, so there are definitely some things you have to change up. But anything can happen in a bout and that’s always my outlook on it. You go into a match, and you have to adapt inside the cage,” he said.He continued: “Expect that I will be a better competitor inside the cage. My team has prepared a good strength and conditioning program to level up my cardio. I made sure to sharpen my striking. I also invested time in my ground game.” MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Corey Brewer to sign with Thunder Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivingcenter_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPRegardless of who is opponent is, Danny Kingad (5-1) promises to bring the same grit when he returns to the cage on ONE: Visions of Victory at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 9.Originally slated to face Gianni Subba, the 22-year-old Team Lakay fighter was left with two weeks to prepare for his new foe Sotir Kichukov (9-2) after the former was called up to battle Reece McLaren following the pullout of ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next A victory for Kingad would allow the Baguio native to get back to title contention after failing to claim the flyweight title last November to Moraes via a first-round submission.But more than anything, he’s taking that setback as a chance for him to grow as a competitor as he builds himself back up to once again be a worthy challenger for the championship.“It’s not a defeat. I think of it as a lesson. It has served as an inspiration and a reminder to work hard and push myself to the limit in training,” he said. “The end of my 2017 left a bad taste in my mouth. My desire is to redeem myself and start my 2018 by winning my match against my Bulgarian opponent. I don’t want to sit here and be relaxed. I don’t want him to take my winning moment away from me. My mind is focused on getting that victory.”“I’m still young, and there are a lot to learn in this sport. I believe great things are ahead of me.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ajla Tomljanovic Beats Pauline Parmentier and Takes Fed Cup Final to Doubles Decider

first_imgPerth: Ajla Tomljanovic hauled Australia back into the Fed Cup final on Sunday, beating France’s Pauline Parmentier to send the tie in a deciding doubles clash.The Croatian-born 26-year-old, in her Fed Cup debut for Australia, had been thrashed 6-1, 6-1 by Kristina Mladenovic in the opening singles rubber on Saturday. But captain Alica Molik kept faith with her and she bounced back to beat Parmentier, preferred by France skipper Julien Benneteau to Caroline Garcia, 6-4, 7-5 at Perth Arena.The match now goes to a deciding doubles rubber, with Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur scheduled to face Garcia and Mladenovic.Tomljanovic, ranked 51, came on court after 40th-ranked Mladenovic stunned world number one Barty in a three-set epic to give France a 2-1 lead as they target a first title since 2003 and third overall.But Tomljanovic rose to the occasion as Australia look for an eighth title and first since 1974.She went neck-and-neck with the 122nd-ranked Parmentier in the first set until she grabbed a crucial break in the 10th game, despite only getting 31 percent of her first serves in.Another break in the second gave her a 4-2 lead before Parmentier rallied to take it to 5-5. But, backed by a partisan crowd, Tonljanovic dug deep to keep her country’s hopes alive.”Really glad I got a second chance today and got the win and kept us in (contention),” she said courtside. “The team has been unbelievable all week and it is such a privilege to play for you guys.”Earlier Barty, who has been in scintillating form, thrashing Garcia 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday after winning the WTA Finals in China last weekend, was stunned 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).”It’s hard to speak, you know on this kind of stage, to play the world number one and it was such a thriller,” said an emotional Mladenovic afterwards as the tears flowed.’I JUST KEPT BELIEVING'”I just kept believing because I felt I was out there fighting and giving her a hard battle. I’m just so proud how I kept pushing and obviously won the game.”Barty started where she left off after the “double bagel” of Garcia on Saturday, breaking Mladenovic’s first service game with a net volley to extend her streak to 15 games this weekend.But Mladenovic held serve to end the Barty run and it became a closer affair before the Australian began forcing errors to take the first set.Barty saved five break points in the opening game of the second set, but Mladenovic finally worked a first crucial break with some quality passing shots, with a forehand long from Barty giving her a 5-4 lead. She held her nerve to serve out the set.Mladenovic, who beat Barty on clay in Rome earlier this year, was on a roll with the French star breaking then holding for a 3-1 third-set lead.Stung, Barty rallied for 3-3 but the errors again crept in and she was broken again.Mladenovic lost focus serving for the match and the see-sawing set ultimately went to a tense tie breaker.”From my point of view I fought as hard as I could and I hope that I did my team proud and all Australians proud. I fought with everything I had left,” said Barty. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. ajla tomljanovicAshleigh Bartyaustraliadoubles First Published: November 10, 2019, 1:59 PM ISTlast_img read more

Watch: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma dance at Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge wedding reception

first_imgVirat Kohli and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma set the floor on fire with their dance moves at Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge’s wedding reception at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai on Monday.After demolishing Sri Lanka in the second Test, Kohli joined in the celebrations with Anushka. Kohli smashed a record fifth double hundred in Test cricket as India annihilated Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Kohli has now equalled West Indies legend Brian Lara’s record as the captain with most double tons in the longest format.This was Kohli’s first double hundred against Sri Lanka. All five of his double tons have come against different opponents – West Indies, New Zealand, England , Bangladesh and now Sri Lanka.He also joined former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Rahul Dravid in 12th spot in the list of most double hundreds by batsmen. The list is headed by the legendary Don Bradman (12), followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (11) and Lara (9).Kohli is also the first captain to smash 10 international hundreds in a calendar year. He has four Test hundreds and six one-day international tons. The 29-year-old also has nine fifties across formats.The likes of Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech also graced the occasion.Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma At Zaheer Khan’s Wedding Reception Last Night in Mumbai!#Virushka ?? pic.twitter.com/lltmreBYJf- Virat Kohli FC? (@ViratsPlanet) November 28, 2017[PICS]: Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma At Zaheer Khan & @sagarikavghatge Reception Yesterday! #Virushka ?? pic.twitter.com/kSuEtb2KXJadvertisement- Virat Kohli FC? (@ViratsPlanet) November 28, 2017Zaheer married Bollywood actor Sagarika Ghatge on November 23 in Mumbai. Zaheer had announced his engagement with ‘Chak de India’ star Sagarika earlier this year. The two were scheduled to get married on November 27 at a five-star hotel in Mumbai but the date was brought forward to November 23.Image Credit: Yogen ShahImage Credit: Yogen ShahZaheer debuted for India back in 2000 in Kenya and went on to become an integral part of Indian teams subsequently. Zak, as he is fondly called by his teammates, played 92 Tests and picked 311 wickets. In 200 ODIs, he pocketed 282 wickets and played a major role in India’s World Cup triumph in 2011.Image Credit: Yogen ShahImage Credit: Yogen ShahHe retired from international cricket in 2015 while Sagarika was last seen in Naseeruddin Shah-starrer Irada earlier this year.Image Credit: Yogen ShahImage Credit: Yogen Shahlast_img read more

Mohammad Azharuddin on Rishabh Pant: India have a batsman like Adam Gilchrist

first_imgFormer India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday heaped praise on Rishabh Pant, who struck a fabulous unbeaten hundred on Day 2 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).Rishabh Pant smashed 159 not out for his second Test century to put India in the driver’s seat in the series finale. India, who already lead the series 2-1, are on the cusp of rewriting history books. The have never won a Test series in Australia.Rishabh Pant became the only Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century in Australia and he did it in style. Rishabh Pant reached the three-figure mark in 137 deliveries and remained unbeaten on 159 as India declared their first innings at 622 for 7.Pant also joined MS Dhoni and Nayan Mongia to become the third Indian wicketkeeper to score 150-plus against Australia in the traditional format.”Rishabh Pant batted really well but needs to improve his wicketkeeping. I was surprised that he hit only one six in his unbeaten knock. But he played very well and I feel India have found a batsman similar to Adam Gilchrist,” Azharuddin told Aaj Tak.Pant was excluded from India’s ODI squad for series against Australia and New Zealand. However, he remains part of the plans for World Cup in England and Wales later this year.”India still have time to include him in the T20 and ODI sides. He is an attacking batsman and he should be part of the World Cup squad,” Azharuddin said.Meanwhile, former India cricketers Nikhil Chopra and Aakash Chopra also praised Pant.advertisement”This kid is very talented. Special talent. He is batting with a lot of confidence. He has got the natural positive attitude. I hope so [he is motivated after getting dropped from the ODI squad],” Nilkhil Chopra said.’SHOWCASING MATURITY'”I think it’s changing him every single day. He is learning something every single day. We keep forgetting that he is just 21 years old. He is achieveing something that no Indian keeper has been able to achieve in Australia — score a century in England and Australia. You know we all hoped, we will find somebody similiar to Adam Gilchrist. He is taking these giant strides. He was very restrained, even without going aerial and taking a lot of risks, he was able to score at run-a-ball,” Aakash Chopra said.Aakaash Chopra also batted for Pant’s inclusion in India’s ODI squad.”He is giving us reminders that there is a lot more to him. Indian cricket needs to invest. You have got to start looking beyond one format for him. It will be a travesty if he’s not there. Every single knock, he is growing, he is showcasing his maturity. You need match-winners, game-changers. At least, having in the mix. MS is going to be there. Having Rishabh Pant is mandatory, looking towards the World Cup,” he said.Also Read | Lovely meeting them: Rishabh Pant on viral photo with Tim Paine’s wife and kidsAlso Read | I was scared after reaching 90s, says Rishabh Pant after record 159* in SydneyAlso Read | Bharat Army’s song for Rishabh Pant: He’ll hit you for a six, he’ll babysit your kidslast_img read more

Bayern’s Ulreich injures finger

first_imgBayern München Bayern down to bare bones after Ulreich training injury Ryan Benson 22:24 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ulreich-cropped Getty Images Bayern München Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München Bayer Leverkusen The goalkeeper injured his finger in a training session, and joins Manuel Neuer on the sidelines in Bavaria Bayern Munich are down to the bare bones in the goalkeeping department after Sven Ulreich suffered a finger injury, meaning they may have to turn to academy coach Tom Starke.Ulreich has been Bayern’s regular goalkeeper this term due to Manuel Neuer suffering a foot injury, but he is now struggling himself.The 29-year-old suffered a finger injury in training on Wednesday, forcing him to miss the rest of the session and seek medical attention. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ulreich has also been sent for scans on the problem, as Bayern look to determine precisely how serious an issue it is.Sven #Ulreich has left training early and gone for a scan on his right middle finger. #FCBayern — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 3, 2018 Luckily for Jupp Heynckes’ men, however, they are not in action again until Friday January 12, giving them over a week to find a solution and potentially get Ulreich back in the fold.And club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is optimistic that Ulreich will be fine for that clash with Bayer Leverkusen.@Brazzo on Sven #Ulreich ‘s injury: “Ulle is having scans at the moment. I understand that he will still be OK for the first game back after the break.” pic.twitter.com/5ugvyD45pH — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 3, 2018 But, should Ulreich be ruled out for longer than feared, it is likely that they will once again have to turn to veteran goalkeeper Starke, who now works with the club’s academy side.Starke, 36, called time on his playing career at the end of last season before taking up the job, though he reversed his retirement decision at the start of the campaign and has featured twice in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

‘Messi-esque Salah is worth £200m’

first_imgTransfers Messi-esque Salah is worth £200m, says Liverpool legend Rush Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 21:48 1/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mohamed Salah Liverpool Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Barcelona Liverpool Primera División Premier League Philippe Coutinho Mohamed Salah African All Stars The Egyptian forward has starred since arriving at Anfield, sparking talk of a possible big-money move to Spain at some stage in the near future Mohamed Salah’s form at Liverpool means he would justify a £200 million price tag, says Ian Rush, with Real Madrid already sniffing around.The Reds invested a then club-record fee of £36.9m in the Egyptian forward when acquiring him from Roma in the summer of 2017.He was considered to be better prepared for life in the Premier League at 25 years of age than he was during a previous stint at Chelsea, but a 23-goal haul has come as a welcome surprise. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player So impressive has Salah been that he is now being talked up for another big-money switch in the near future, but Liverpool legend Rush hopes those mulling over an approach for a man blessed with Lionel Messi-esque quality will not pay the going rate.The Reds’ record goalscorer told beIN Sports: “There are two players who made first impressions when they first came – there was Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez.Ian Rush Mohamed Salah worth 200 million“Salah has done exactly the same as that. What we have to be careful of now is nobody comes in and bids £200 million for him! That’s how good he is.”I’ve seen this lad play, and apart from being a gentleman and down to earth, this lad can play.“He is quick, and when he gets in behind defenders… if you weren’t looking properly, you’d say it could be Lionel Messi. He gets the ball down, nips in and it’s in with his left foot. That’s how good he is for me.”While Liverpool should be able to keep Salah out of the clutches of a La Liga giant for now, they are bracing themselves for the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.No deal has been completed as yet, but the Brazilian appears destined to be heading for Camp Nou in a transfer package worth over €150m.Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolRush does not begrudge the 25-year-old playmaker a dream move, but he would rather see an agreement pushed through in the summer rather than in the midst of a top-four challenge.The former Wales international added: “I’m pretty sure that if it wasn’t Real Madrid or Barcelona, Coutinho wouldn’t go anywhere.”I’d love to see him stay until the end of the season. If we are going to get to the final of the Champions League or win the Champions League, we are going to need Philippe Coutinho.”He’s a master in everything. But the money is big. We didn’t pay a lot for him and we’ve been offered a lot for him. I’d like to see him stay. I’m pretty certain that unless we have a replacement (lined up), he won’t go.”If you’re going to get rid of Philippe Coutinho and give him what he deserves – in fairness, since he’s been there he’s been fantastic for Liverpool – give him his reward but, for me, I’d like to see at the end of the season.”Coutinho has netted 12 times for Liverpool this season across Premier League and Champions League competition, while providing a further eight assists.last_img read more

Clemson Cornerback Graduate Transfer Sets Official Visit to OSU

first_imgClemson cornerback transfer Adrian Baker has been in contact with a number of schools interested in landing his services — and OSU is one suitor who has caught his attention.Baker, who tore his ACL last spring, sat out the 2016 season with the Tigers because of the injury. He is set to graduate this spring and will be eligible to play immediately wherever he chooses to transfer, according to the NCAA graduate transfer rule. A rule OSU has become familiar with in the past several years, using it to land cornerback Lenzy Pipkins a season ago.According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Baker has scheduled two official visits: to OSU and to Texas Tech.The Cowboys will host him on March 4. Texas Tech will host him a week later on March 10.With OSU losing Ashton Lampkin and Lenzy Pipkins following the 2016 season, playing time is immediately available in Stillwater. That in itself might be a promising factor for a prospect looking to end his career on a high note as several others have done in Stillwater in recent years.Wherever he lands in the process will be a new start for a once promising prospect who sunk on the depth chart and had unfortunate injuries unravel his undergraduate career. Baker’s time at Clemson would have likely ended in a more prominent role in 2016, had it not been for the injury. And now Baker could be next in the long line of graduate transfers at Oklahoma State at a position that desperately needs bolstered before the 2017 season. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Taylor, Carson, Lampkin All Headed to NFL Combine

first_imgThe Big 12 has a professional football player problem. This is no surprise to people who follow these things closely. Oklahoma State is certainly part of that, but this year the Pokes actually surpassed the Big 12 average in NFL Combine invites.Of the 19 Big 12 players invited to Indianapolis next month, OSU has three of them. Defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, running back Chris Carson and cornerback Ashton Lampkin will all take their talents to the next level to see how high they can move up draft boards.Other Big 12 invites include Rasul Douglas, KD Cannon, D’Onta Foreman, Dede Westbrook, Jordan Willis, Pat Mahomes, Seth Russell and Samaje Perine.I asked Taylor how excited he is to go to Indy.“I’m very excited being one of the guys from OSU to go as a junior,” Taylor told PFB. “I’m looking forward to going out there to do my best and just enjoy the moment because moments like this only come around once.”Lampkin got a 5.12 grade from NFL.com, Taylor got a 5.35 and Carson did not a grade on the following scale:“I think as a pro I will learn from some of the other guys who have been in the league and I think I bring my athleticism as a big guy,” Taylor told me. “I’m just looking forward to going in to contribute to any team that drafts me.”The Combine will take place from Tuesday, February 28 to Monday, March 6. Here is a full list of all the participants. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Hodgson ‘very sad’ for Palace players

first_imgCrystal Palace v Manchester United Hodgson in a state of ‘total sadness’ following Palace loss to Man United Dejan Kalinic 11:02 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Crystal Palace v Manchester United Crystal Palace Premier League Manchester United After seeing his team lose after being two goals ahead, the former England boss was saddened for his squad Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was left saddened after his side let a lead slip in a 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Monday.Goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt had given Palace a 2-0 lead at Selhurst Park, but they failed to take anything out of the clash.Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku struck before Nemanja Matic scored a 30-yard winner in the 91st minute. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them 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 Hodgson, whose team are a point adrift of safety, leaving the former England boss in a state of “total sadness” after his side were unable to take at least a point.”Sadness. Total sadness,” he said of his emotions post-game.”I saw a group of players give their all for the club, for their team-mates against – on paper at least – overwhelming odds and to come away with nothing from the game, as we did on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur, for the second time in a row… I feel very sad for them.”I’m proud of the performance and I can’t criticise any player for the effort or the work they put in, their discipline tactically. It’s just one of those things, Lukaku scores a great equaliser and then in the very last minutes of the game the ball falls kindly and Matic scores a worldie from 25-30 metres which leaves the goalkeeper with no chance.”If that ball goes over the crossbar or hits the crossbar and comes out or goes wide of the goal, I’d have been sitting here saying ‘well done guys’ and what a good performance, what a good point. As it is, you lose, so everything gets changed as a result.”RH: “I saw a group of players give their all for the club and their team mates. To come away with nothing like we did against Spurs for the second time in a row…I can’t criticise any player. It’s just one of those things.” pic.twitter.com/cUl7vwjIoj — Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 5, 2018 Palace are winless in six games, including losing their past three in the Premier League.Hodgson still believes in his side’s chances of remaining in the top flight. “We’re in the relegation zone, but after seven games everyone told me that we were relegated. At the moment we aren’t relegated, we’re in the relegation zone, so I think that’s a positive,” he said.”We were eight points adrift of any sort of safety, now I think we’re one point adrift of safety and there’s lots of games to go.”I don’t think I should need convincing that the team has qualities. The team has determination and enormous fighting spirit.”Palace are next in action with a trip to Chelsea on Saturday, with matches against Huddersfield and Liverpool also in line before the end of March.last_img read more

Mou defends harsh criticism of Man Utd players

first_imgManchester United ‘What can I lose?’ – Mourinho defends harsh criticism of Man Utd players Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 09:39 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Manchester United José Mourinho Brighton & Hove Albion FA Cup Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Romelu Lukaku Videos His players players drew the ire of the Portuguese boss despite beating Brighton in the FA Cup, but the manager defended his harsh words Jose Mourinho believes he has nothing to lose in publicly criticising his Manchester United players.The United manager accused his team of being “scared to play” after Saturday’s 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford earned a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.Luke Shaw was hauled off at half-time and Mourinho indicated the left-back does not have the “personality” or “class” to play for United . Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them 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 Although Mourinho accepted Scott McTominay was below his usual standards against Brighton, he hailed the 21-year-old midfielder’s response to a poor individual performance.Other United players, however, drew the ire of Mourinho, who accused unnamed members of his team of lacking the stomach for the fight and believes those who are good enough to play for Manchester United will cope with his harsh criticism. “My calculation is that without pressure they don’t perform well – what can I lose?” Mourinho said at a post-match media conference. “The ones that are always there [in the team] are the ones that will be always there. And that’s an example of personality.”You have the kid [McTominay] that didn’t play well at all. And I told him already, he was the first one that I spoke to individually in the dressing room, instead of being critical of him I was positive with him.”Because you played very bad, you played very bad, but you did the basic things one player has to do. One of the basic things to do is to keep emotional balance, to play with that red shirt – that is a heavy one, that is a heavy shirt to wear.”The kid, it was his worst performance by far, he was there and he had that body to wear that shirt. He was not afraid to play. He played bad. But every player can play bad.”To feel not comfortable to play – ‘Please, Mister, take me from the pitch’ – I felt that. I felt that. So I have nothing to lose in relation to that.”The strong ones are the strong ones, the young ones under pressure and the criticism all improve – or don’t improve.”Manchester United are out of the Champions League but have now moved into the semi-finals of the FA Cup and are clinging to second place in the Premier League with Liverpool just two points back.last_img read more

What to Mix with Beer: 5 Refreshing Beer Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

first_img The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Summer is here — time to spice up your life and look beyond your basic beer at the backyard barbecue, pool party, or beach.Most craft beers are meant to be enjoyed without any additives, and if you’re a beer lover, you’ll likely abide by that expectation while imbibing. That said, if you’re stuck with watery macro beers, why not play with some beer cocktails? You can easily find radlers and shandies (more on those in a moment) in cans, but there’s plenty more you can do with beer in terms of blending it with other beverages.Here are some of the best beer mixed drinks to try this summer.Juice (or Soda)ShandyIn 2007, Wisconsin’s Leinenkugel Brewing Co. released Summer Shandy, a mixture of lemonade and traditional German Weiss beer. Both the beer and the style became hit a across the U.S. — nine in 10 shandies sold in America are Leinenkugel, and the brewery has since released orange, grapefruit, and berry varieties.You can experiment with shandies — or radlers, as they became known as in Germany — at home by mixing lemonade, limeade, or lemon-lime soda to give your brew a sour punch. Wheat beers and saisons meld well with the lemon- and lime-forward drinks.However, flavor palates vary, so try different types of beers with different types of juices. Grapefruit juice meshes well with citrusy hops in IPAs and pale ales, while other IPAs and pales might have more tropical hops that would go with pineapple juice.Bloody Mary MixMicheladaLove a Bloody Mary? A michelada is a good way to start off a morning at the lake house. Simply mix a bottle or can of your beer of choice with the desired amount of tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix and doctor it up however you would a cocktail — add some hot sauce, a pickle, loads of lime juice, whatever! Salt the rim as you please.Most light beers will work — Anheuser Busch and Modelo even make canned versions — but micheladas are usually made with Mexican lagers, like Modelo or Corona. A ‘chelada subtracts the tomato juice, focusing on lime juice and spices.Margarita MixBeergaritaTo really amp up the beer and the party, combine beer and a margarita.A bottle — again, preferably a Mexican lager — can be turned up into the glass of margarita. If you’re serving more than one, make a pitcher by blending the beer with the tequila and margarita mix or limeade. Not a fan of tequila or don’t need the strength? Go ahead and subtract the liquor.ChampagneBlack VelvetEthanbentley/Commons/WikimediaAdding a little bit of sparkle to a beer can make it even more refreshing.The Black Velvet is traditionally made with Champagne and a stout, so if there are some extra heavy beers lying around in the fridge that need to be lightened up for the warm weather, this is a great way to do it. Of course, a bit of dry sparkling wine can add a nice touch of refreshment and effervescence to any style of beer.Coca-ColaColabierPutting anything with beer can make some brew enthusiasts shake their head, but Coca-Cola might be one of the weirder suggestions. It’s a trendy mixture in Germany, where it is called Colabier.Again, as with all beer cocktails, different amounts will lead to different results. A 50/50 mixture of beer and Coke will be extremely sweet, so suggest a ratio that uses less soda. As for the beer, keep it simple and not hoppy — try light lagers or caramel-like brown and amber ales. Editors’ Recommendations 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Bellylast_img read more

Readers Picks of the Week

first_imgMaersk Reshuffles Executive Echelon Following the Operations SplitA.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S has made several changes to the Group’s executive management following the decision to separate the businesses into two independent divisions, Transport & Logistics and Energy… Read More Two Oil Tankers Collide Off BelgiumTwo oil tankers suffered little damage after they collided in the morning hours of September 21, according to Belgian Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC)… Read More Maersk to Split Transport and Energy BusinessesDanish shipping and energy conglomerate A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S has decided to reorganise its portfolio of businesses into two independent divisions following a three-month strategic review… Read More World Maritime News Staff U.S. Retailers Fear for Cargo aboard Hanjin ShipsU.S. retailers have led a coalition of 120 organizations affected by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in sending a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker outlining concerns and urging her continued leadership in bringing about a resolution… Read More Port of Oakland Finds Solution for Empty Hanjin BoxesThe Port of Oakland has started receiving empty containers owned by South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping to avert a potential supply chain meltdown resulting from the ocean carrier’s bankruptcy… Read More last_img read more

IAAFs AIU hands twoyear suspension to 1sttime dope offender Sanjivani Jadhav

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s long-distance runner Sanjivani Yadav has been handed a two-year suspension by the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for a doping violation. The 23-year-old won the 10,000m bronze at the 2019 Asian Championships and 5000m bronze in the 2017 edition. In the order issued on Thursday, the AIU, the international federation’s body for combating doping, said the athlete admitted to her first violation resulting in disqualification all past results since June 29, 2018. The suspension period also commenced from June 29, 2018. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”The Athlete has accepted the above consequences for her anti-doping rule violations and has expressly waived her right to have those consequences determined by the Disciplinary Tribunal at a hearing,” the AIU said. “The AIU confirms by this decision the following consequences for a first anti-doping rule violation: 29.1. a period of Ineligibility of two (2) years pursuant to Article 10.2.2 ADR commencing on 29 June 2018. “Disqualification of the Athlete’s results obtained at the ‘TCS World 10k’ held in Bangalore India on 27 May 2018 and in the ’58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships’ held in Guwahati, India on 29 June 2018 with all resulting consequences including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money pursuant to Article 9 ADR. “Disqualification of the Athlete’s results since 29 June 2018 with all resulting consequences including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money pursuant to Article 10.8 ADR.” India’s National Anti-Doping body NADA has the right to appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.last_img read more

Blood Tribe trying to keep new drug from hitting community

first_imgChris Stewart APTN National NewsHundreds of people across Alberta have died from the drug fentanyl.Just last year, the Blood Tribe declared a state of emergency because of the increase in overdoses.Now, police have discovered a new drug one hundred times more toxic and the community is trying to keep it.last_img

Privacy czar decries gap in law for political parties handling personal info

first_imgOTTAWA – The fact that political parties are excluded from federal laws on handling personal information — such as social media data — amounts to “an important gap” that could jeopardize the integrity of the electoral process, Canada’s privacy czar says.There should be a law governing the use of personal data by parties to prevent manipulation of the information to influence an election, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said Thursday in an interview.“From a privacy perspective, personal information is unregulated with respect to political parties, so that’s clearly not a good thing,” Therrien said.Neither of the two federal privacy statutes — one for government institutions, the other for private-sector organizations — covers political parties.“The absence of regulation facilitates the manipulation of information to influence elections in a way which I think is completely contrary to the public interest,” Therrien told The Canadian Press.Therrien’s comments come as he begins investigating the alleged unauthorized use of some 50 million Facebook profiles — possibly including those of Canadians — by Cambridge Analytica, a firm accused of helping crunch data for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.Therrien said his officials will meet Facebook representatives to determine whether the data of Canadian users was involved. If Canadian information was harvested, the commissioner’s office will look at whether Facebook respected the federal privacy law covering private companies.Facebook Canada has said it’s strongly committed to protecting personal information and would answer any questions from Therrien.This week’s events have shown that weak privacy safeguards can have serious effects that go beyond the commercial realm, potentially distorting democracy, Therrien said. “It’s a wake up call, frankly, if not a crisis in confidence.”Therrien wants other legislative changes to usher privacy laws into the era of big data and artificial intelligence, including new powers for his office to audit companies, make binding orders and levy fines.To ensure a political campaign’s success, all parties have long been heavily dependent on access to quality data about voters.After news emerged about the Facebook breach, Scott Brison, the acting minister for democratic institutions, said he’d be open to strengthening federal privacy laws, although he did not specify whether any change could include applying privacy laws to political parties.Either way, public concerns over the use of private Facebook data will likely force political parties to re-examine how they use data — particularly as they prepare for the 2019 federal election.Karl Belanger, the NDP’s former national director, agrees Ottawa must broaden privacy laws to include political parties if it truly hopes to calm fears.“I think that people who are concerned about their private information should be worried and should demand changes in the law,” Belanger said in an interview.Melissa Bruno, the NDP’s current national director, said political parties are covered by some privacy rules and regulations on the use of data. The NDP fully respects them, Bruno said in a statement.When asked whether parties should be explicitly subject to federal privacy laws, Conservative spokesman Cory Hann wrote in an email: “On the laws, we’ll do what we’ve always done, and that’s follow them.“We recognize the importance of privacy and personal information, especially in light of these latest stories, and we take every step to keep that data protected,” Hann said.A spokesman for the Liberal Party insisted it follows the laws as well as a strict privacy policy. The party protects the information of Canadians it engages as a “foremost priority,” Braeden Caley wrote in an email.On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Liberals will continue to use social media as a way of connecting with people and getting their message out — but he insisted they will do it responsibly.He said he’s been calling on Internet companies to act responsibly as well.“There’s no question that Facebook and other Internet giants wield an extraordinarily large amount of power and influence over modern society, over the lives of individual citizens,” Trudeau said at an event in Sussex, N.B.Trudeau sidestepped a question on whether the Liberals would use Facebook data to target voters in the 2019 election campaign. He said the government would make ensure it protects citizens and online communities as well as electoral processes.This week, reports by The Canadian Press forced the Liberals to disclose that in 2016 their caucus research bureau awarded a $100,000 pilot project to the Canadian data scientist at the centre of the international uproar over Facebook users’ data being inappropriately mined for political gain.The research bureau says that after seeing a sample of Christopher Wylie’s services, it decided not to move forward.Wylie, who has not been accused of any unethical activities or of breaking the law in Canada, has argued that the profiling approach he helped create went too far.On Thursday, the all-party House of Commons ethics committee voted unanimously in favour of inviting Wylie, Facebook officials and Therrien to appear in front of them to discuss the privacy implications for Canada related to the data breach.— With a file from Lee Berthiaume— Follow @JimBronskill and @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more