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More than 30 Dead after Ferry Sinks off Indonesia

first_imgMore than 30 people died following the capsizing of a ferry in the waters off Indonesian South Sulawesi province on Tuesday.At the time of the incident, there were 189 passengers on board the KM Lestari Maju ship. 34 people died while 155 survived the incident, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Head of Public Relations of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), confirmed in a tweet.KM Lestari Maju alami kecelakaan laut hampir tenggelam di Perairan Selayar Kabupaten Bulukumba Provinsi Sulsel pada 3/7/2018, 14.30 WITA. Kapal membawa penumpang dan kendaraan. Diduga terjadi kebocoran lambung kiri kapal. Evakuasi dipimpin Basarnas dibantu BPBD dan aparat lain. pic.twitter.com/GwiTj9z7UI— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) July 3, 2018Search and rescue operations were launched in the afternoon hours of July 3, led by BNPB and other agencies. Despite high waves and rain, all of the victims have been evacuated, local media cited Selayar police chief as saying.The sinking has been reportedly caused by a leak in the ship’s hull.KM Lestari Maju also carried vehicles and IDR 30 billion ( around USD 2 million) in cash intended for civil servants of Selayar Islands. As informed, the money is still on the vessel, guarded by security officers, and is expected to be recovered.Yang mengapung di perairan ini bukan uang tetapi mie instan. Uang Rp 30 milyar masih berada dalam mobil Bank Sulselbar di dalam KMP Lestari Maju. Uang masih dijaga security dan akan diselamatkan. pic.twitter.com/Se9CXXa2kG— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) July 4, 2018This is the second ferry incident in the country in the past few weeks. Another ship sank in Indonesian Lake Toba, one of the world’s deepest volcanic lakes, on June 18, with nearly 200 people presumed to have drowned.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

MLB rapid rumor reaction: Yankees have ‘checked in’ on Gerrit Cole, but that’s not good enough

first_imgStill, there seems to be some sort of reluctance on New York’s part to go all-in on free agency now. While the team should have eyes toward the future and wanting to keep its core around — Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez, Gleyber Torres are the big three who have yet to be paid big bucks — the window to win a title is now.If Gerrit Cole gets the Photoshop and dinner treatment, then the team shouldn’t let him leave the restaurant without signing a contract. At 29 years old, even an eight-year deal shouldn’t scare the Yankees away. The same can be said about any of the starting pitchers on the market, including Strasburg and Wheeler. If the Yanks are serious about winning like they once were, then payroll flexibility and the excuse of future contracts shouldn’t get in the way.Cashman at the GM meetings said, yes, he will be talking to Scott Boras this winter about Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. But he also mentioned the heavy payroll commitments for next season and opportunities that could become available via the trade market. Very, very early…— Erik Boland (@eboland11) November 12, 2019Starting pitching wasn’t the reason they lost in the ALCS, but when you’re throwing together a bullpen day in an elimination game on the road, maybe it should be a priority. The Yankees have “checked in” regarding Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler so far, among others, GM Brian Cashman said.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) November 14, 2019While the Yankees’ starting pitching wasn’t the reason they were ousted in the ALCS, starting pitching has been something of an unsolvable equation for the Yankees in prior seasons. The franchise has seemed more preoccupied with finding controllable starters on cheap deals over the past three or four seasons (Sonny Gray, James Paxton).The recruitment of Cole begin with now-former Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia, who said on his podcast that he and Cole have talked extensively about pitching in New York.”If you offer that motherf—er enough money, he’s gonna want to come here (to New York),” Sabathia said with a laugh. “I’m speaking from experience.”Rapid reaction: “Checking in” shouldn’t be good enough for the Yankees — or their fans.While the Yankees used to go big-game hunting, recent years have revealed the Bombers and their front office have been more willing to go the “creative” route than the big-money route. The last few times the Yankees opened up the checkbook for a free-agent starting pitcher, it worked out pretty well — CC Sabathia helped bring the Yankees their 28th championship ring, while Masahiro Tanaka has been one of the best postseason pitchers they’ve had, despite being up and down during the regular season.MORE: How the Yankees need to attack their offseason The Yankees are going big-game hunting. Maybe.General manager Brian Cashman reportedly says the Yankees have “checked in” on free agent starting pitchers Gerrit Cole, Zack Wheeler and Stephen Strasburg.last_img read more

Sunderland confident of luring Allardyce, Man United eyeing new move for Southampton star – paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Jurgen Klopp will earn £7million a year at Liverpool — if he delivers on his promise to take them back to the top. The German coach has signed a three-year contract to manage the Reds, which, with bonuses, would put him just behind Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in the list of the highest-paid managers in British football. (Daily Mirror)Sam Allardyce has been offered the job at Sunderland – and the Black Cats’ top brass are confident he will join them. Sporting director Lee Congerton has held discussions with Big Sam about taking the job until the end of the current season. They would happily give it to the 60-year-old on a longer basis, but Allardyce is currently considering taking it on short-term – with big bonuses and clauses written into the contract. (Daily Mirror)Allardyce plans to be reunited with Kevin Nolan – who he managed at both Bolton and West Ham – at Sunderland. The midfielder is on a free transfer after leaving West Ham. (The Sun)Barcelona are planning a shock move for Dutch veteran Dirk Kuyt. The Spanish giants are looking for an experienced squad player in the mould of Henrik Larsson and 35-year-old former Liverpool star Kuyt, currently at Feyenoord, fits the bill. (Sport)Louis van Gaal is desperate to add Southampton attacker Sadio Mane to his Manchester United squad. The Dutch boss was keen on signing the Senegalese forward in the summer but a move did not materialise. Now he looking to complete a deal for Mane in January. (Metro)Liam Brady is making a return to a front line role at Arsenal – just 17 months after leaving the club. The Gunners legend  stood down as the club’s academy director in May 2014. But he is back in an ambassadorial position and will also take a special interest in the club’s youth set-up. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Even Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t save Sunderland’s season, claims former Black Cats defender‘I NEVER thought about moving’ – Mario Gotze quashes Arsenal and Manchester United linksDavid de Gea ‘very grateful’ to Manchester United after moving on from ‘tough’ Real Madrid sagaWanted Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte cools talks of Barcelona or Manchester United movePierluigi Collina: Hector Moreno’s leg-breaking tackle on Man United defender Luke Shaw ‘should have been punished’Reports – Barcelona scrap January plans to sign Liverpool star Philippe CoutinhoTottenham eye Belgian striker as alternative to West Brom star Saido BerahinoAlvaro Morata confirms Real Madrid buy-back clause but insists he is happy at Juventuslast_img read more

UCT in world top 100 subject ranking

first_img10 May 2013South Africa’s University of Cape Town was ranked in the top 100 of universities around the world for eight of its subject areas, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, released on Wednesday.It ranked 32 for education and training, and was also included in the top 100 for earth and marine sciences, politics, psychology, law and legal studies, history and archaeology, geography and English language and literature.“Regarded as one of Africa’s leading universities, UCT’s consistent performance in world ranking systems speaks to the university’s commitment to quality research as well as first-rate higher education,” UCT said in a statement.The latest QS World University Ranking by subject is the third edition of the study and evaluated 2 858 universities around the world, ranking 678 of these.Nineteen of UCT’S subjects were included in the 30-subject ranking, with agriculture, civil engineering and politics being rated for the first time.“The methodology of the QS survey relies heavily on a global survey of what academics and employers think of a particular university,” said UCT’s deputy vice chancellor, Danie Visser.“It is most pleasing that UCT has registered sufficiently internationally to be placed in the top 100 in no fewer than eight areas and in the top 200 in 19 different areas.”QS Surveys also look at citations per faculty, staff-student ratio and the degree of internationalisation by the proportion of international students and faculty.“Since UCT’s research impact is above the world average in many areas and because we have a very good proportion of international students, these indicators would tend to boost our scores,” Visser said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

OSU Named One of College Football’s Most Tortured Fan Bases

first_imgSuccess is subjective. How do you measure it? Winning 10 games in football? Contending for conference titles? Winning a big rivalry game?Mike Gundy has captained Oklahoma State’s program to new heights, turning a once-in-awhile blip on college football’s radar to a top-15 program. But OSU has yet to take that “next step”.What is the next step? That’s also subjective but most OSU fans would like the Cowboys to compete for national championships rather than conference titles. Most would just like them to be competitive in Bedlam.Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports compiled a list of the top five most-tortured fan bases in college football and (wouldn’t you know it?) Mr. Fornelli feels your pain.Oklahoma State landed at No. 4 on his list.It can’t be easy to be an Oklahoma State football fan. You spend your entire existence living in the shadow of your state’s other major program, Oklahoma. Making matters worse, even though you’ve been one of the better programs in the country over the last decade, you still don’t get much respect nationally because everyone is focused on Oklahoma. This is a team that has won at least 10 games in five of the last seven seasons, yet the most attention it received in that period was when it blew a title shot by losing to Iowa State in 2011, and when Central Michigan beat it on a Hail Mary that never should have happened last season. CBS SportsIt’s true that the Cowboys probably don’t get the national recognition they should. The helmet sticker rule is real and it’s a part of college football. But if OSU ever wants to turn the tide on that they get an opportunity every year.The bad news is that, starting this fall, it may take two wins over OU to take that next step. 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

Juve vs Napoli will be decisive in Serie A – Zola

first_imgJuventus ‘Everything will be decided in Turin’ – Juventus v Napoli will be decisive, says Zola Iain Strachan 21:32 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Douglas Costa Marek Hamsik - cropped Getty Images Juventus Serie A Juventus v Udinese Internazionale v Napoli Chelsea v Crystal Palace Napoli Chelsea Premier League Juve have won the title in each of the last six seasons but find their dominance under severe threat, says the former Italy star Gianfranco Zola expects next month’s clash between Napoli and Juventus to prove decisive in the race for the Scudetto.Napoli saw their lead at the top of Serie A reduced to just one point on Saturday when they lost 4-2 at home to Roma, Juve having beaten Lazio 1-0 away earlier in the day.Zola was a member of the Partenopei squad that last won the domestic title in 1989-90, and he had considered Maurizio Sarri’s side favourites to emulate that feat this term. Article continues below 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 The 51-year-old is now pinpointing the meeting of the top two at Allianz Stadium in Turin on April 22 as an all-important showdown.Speaking to Omnisport, he was asked which team is most likely to be crowned champions: “One week ago, I would have said Napoli, 100 per cent.”Now, I think it’s tough for them, but it’s still very open. Everything will be decided in Turin.”Napoli suffered a tough blow when they lost at home to Roma, but they have the skills to win the league. Their squad deserves such an achievement, because they play very, very well.”I believe in this Napoli side, but at the same time, I think Juve are a formidable club with endless resources. It won’t be over until the end, but I do believe Napoli have a great chance.”Another of Zola’s former clubs, Chelsea, won the Premier League last season but have struggled to reach the same level in 2017-18.Antonio Conte’s side are fifth in the table and, with nine games remaining, face a battle to qualify for the Champions League.”Well, it hasn’t been the best Chelsea, to be honest, especially the game against Manchester City, it wasn’t a high standard game,” he said of a dour 1-0 loss at Etihad Stadium.”But to be fair, the last time I saw them play against Barcelona they really played well and they deserve more than they had,” he added, referring to the 1-1 draw at home in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16.”So I think it’s certainly a crucial moment for the team and hopefully in the next couple of games they are going to get good results.”Asked if the Blues are capable of finishing in the top four, Zola said: “I believe so. Chelsea is a good team, they have good players. So, it’s still open and there is a little bit of a gap but I think they can still do that.”Gianfranco Zola was speaking at the Geneva International Motor Show, on behalf of Yokohama Tyres, the principal partner of Chelsea Football Club. For more information, visit: http://www.yokohama-online.comlast_img read more

‘Neymar, CR7 would get along’

first_imgTransfers Neymar & Ronaldo would get along well at Real Madrid – Casemiro Dejan Kalinic 15:38 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar Real Madrid PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar PSG Ligue 1 Primera División The Paris Saint-Germain star has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital, and Casemiro would love to see the deal come to fruition Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro believes his Brazil team-mate Neymar would get along well with Cristiano Ronaldo if he joined the Spanish giants.Neymar, 26, is linked with a stunning switch to Madrid despite only joining Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record move from Barcelona last year.But while Casemiro feels Neymar would enjoy a good friendship with Madrid star Ronaldo, he believes his international team-mate will stay at PSG. Article continues below 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 “[Neymar] has always been spectacular, since he was 11 years old. He does crazy things,” he told El Partidazo .”I don’t think there is any chance that he will come to Real, but you have to ask [Madrid president] Florentino Perez.”He knows that the door is always open for him in Madrid, but he is happy in Paris. He always says that he is happy there, that he is comfortable in Paris. There are many Brazilians there too, it is very quiet there, but whether it’s possible you have to ask Florentino.”With the quality that he has, I would sign him for sure. I hope he comes this season.”He is a great player, one of the top three in the world. He can do whatever he wants off the pitch if he continues to do what he does on it.”He would get along very well with Cristiano, very well.”A switch to Madrid would likely see Neymar play with Ronaldo, having spent four seasons alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona.Casemiro has no doubt about who is the world’s best, unsurprisingly backing his Madrid team-mate.”Messi is a great player, but I’m staying with Cristiano,” he said.”For me, Cristiano is the best player in the world.”last_img read more

OU’s Recent Recruiting Loss Validates Gundy’s Policy on Commits and Visits

first_imgThere is no right or wrong way to recruit teenage football players. Some coaches act as the last line of defense, empowering assistants to do much of the work and stepping in as the de facto closer when the time comes. Others empower themselves (or have their executive assistant empower them) via social media, building up cache in a world where high schoolers glued to their cell phones spend more than any. Some go as far as to slumber party with their prospective student-athletes.Some probably shouldn’t go that far!In each approach, there is success and failure to be had, risks and rewards to be calculated before they deploy their strategy. And in each approach, the nuances of recruiting teenage players often bubble up.One such instance is one OSU coach Mike Gundy experienced recently when a new pledge, Myles Price, committed to OSU. According to GoPokes.com, Price, shortly after his pledge to the Pokes, made an official visit to Texas Tech against the orders of OSU’s staff, causing him to lose his OSU scholarship and effectively removing himself from the OSU commitment list.Gundy faced backlash from the decision, including from yours truly on this website. Because in 2019, where players are encouraged to explore their options and to take all their visits — Mike Gundy himself said this week of his son, “I want him to take his visits and just enjoy the process,” according to The Oklahoman — pulling an offer when a player is taking a visit elsewhere is somewhat of an old school way of doing things.But perhaps old school isn’t so bad — or so wrong. I’m open to that possibility. And after this weekend, perhaps it’s actually time to consider Gundy ahead of the curve on the matter.I’m not ready to issue a mea culpa on this front, but fans of the crimson and cream who judged Gundy for his ruling on Price are probably now wishing their coach had adopted a similar policy.Over the weekend, the Sooners lost a pledge from four-star cornerback Dontae Manning, a gut punch in itself but especially for this reason: he officially visited Texas A&M in mid-June, less than two months after his OU pledge. Now, A&M is considered by many in the industry to be the favorite to flip him.Perhaps OU pulling Manning’s offer after he visited A&M would have resulted in a Gundy-like backlash. Perhaps OU would never issue an edict to not take other visits, regardless of commitment status. Perhaps Manning’s flirtation was inevitable after A&M offered shortly in the aftermath of his OU pledge. Or, perhaps, this is simply what happens when teenage players make commitments — the commitments simply fizzle and lose their luster.If you make a commitment to a school, as Gundy’s line of thinking appears to be, either stand by it or leave it in the rearview. Because whether or not you’re saying it with your words or with your actions, taking visits elsewhere indicates interest elsewhere, and interest elsewhere indicates a commitment level of somewhere less than 100 percent. Let’s call it 92 percent, for funs.Committed, but not all the way.Call it old school, call it taboo, call it whatever you want. It’s time to consider that Gundy, whose controversial decision to pull an offer from a committed player was met with criticism, has now earned vindication thanks to a huge recruiting loss from his biggest rival. 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

Watch: Chuba Hubbard Goes 75 Yards in 10 Seconds in First Play

first_imgWhile 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. Chuba Hubbard is fast.After getting only eight carries for 47 yards against McNeese last week, Hubbard took his first carry against Tulsa 75 yards for a touchdown in the game’s first play from scrimmage.It took Hubbard only 10 seconds to get from OSU’s 25 to the end zone while wearing pads and avoiding people.Mike Gundy on freshman Chuba Hubbard. 🏃💨 pic.twitter.com/KTNGEIuqQd— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 25, 2017Then a couple minutes later, Chuba took another one to the house from 30 yards out.Early in the first quarter, he has 10 carriers for 135 yards and two scores… and counting.last_img read more