Georgia Player Explains Transfer From SEC Rival

first_img As a redshirt sophomore in 2017, Wolf finally saw significant playing time. He had three catches for 48 yards in three games that year.Last year, Wolf had five catches for 30 yards and his first-ever touchdown.If Wolf wants to make his former team pay for not giving him more time on the field, he’ll get his chance on October 5. Tennessee tight end Eli Wolf catches a touchdown against South Carolina.COLUMBIA, SC – OCTOBER 27: Eli Wolf #80 of the Tennessee Volunteers catches a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Georgia was able to pry tight end Eli Wolf away from their SEC rival Tennessee via the transfer portal earlier this year. After some silence as to why he was staying in the conference, Wolf has decided to tell his story.In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wolf revealed that Georgia head coach Kirby Smart personally reached out to him when he entered the portal. He told the publication that most of the calls he received were not from head coaches.“Coach Smart was actually one of the first people to get a hold of me… That was very humbling and awesome. A couple of weeks after that I was sure this was the place I was going to go.”Wolf said he realized that the tight end position was “a position of need” and felt that he would be able to contribute.“Realistically, there was a position of need,” Wolf said. “Charlie and (John) FitzPatrick are both great tight ends. I felt like I could help the team along with those guys.”Coming out of high school in 2015, Wolf was only considered a two-star prospect, but worked his way into the Tennessee lineup as a walk-on.last_img read more

Virat Kohli best I have seen but Steve Smith’s Edgbaston knocks were just another level: Justin Langer

first_imgVirat Kohli best I have seen but Steve Smith’s Edgbaston knocks were just another level: Justin LangerSteve Smith single-handedly led Australia’s charge with the bat in the first Test against England which they eventually won by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series.advertisement India Today Web Desk BirminghamAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 14:09 IST Steve Smith scored 186 runs in the Edgbaston Test with two centuries (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith scored 144 and 142 in both innings of the first Ashes TestSmith was playing his first Test since returning from his one year ball-tampering banSmith is ranked 4th in the ICC list while Virat Kohli has held his position at the top for quite some timeAustralia coach Justin Langer on Tuesday hailed Steve Smith for the way he batted throughout the first Test against England at Edgbaston which eventually set up a 251-run victory for the visitors in the Ashes opener on Monday.Smith scored 144 and 142 in both innings for Australia to become the first batsman from either side to score twin hundreds in an Ashes Test since Matthew Hayden did it in 2002. Smith is also the fifth Aussie batsman to achieve the feat in the Ashes.Australia were tottering at 122 for 8 in their first innings on Day 1 but ended up with a score of 284 with Smith being the last batsman to be dismissed. His knock in the first innings is being hailed as one of the best ever in Ashes history.Smith once again bailed his team out of trouble in the second innings with his 25th Test hundred and helped Australia set England a target of 397.Langer, who had rated Virat Kohli as the best batsman he had seen during the Border-Gavaskar series earlier this year, still stood by his words but stated that Smith’s knocks at Edgbaston were at another level.”I said during the summer that Virat Kohli is the best player I have ever seen but that [Smith’s knocks] is just another level.”You have in different teams, different eras, great players but for someone like Smudge [Smith], who is averaging over 60 and the way he played in this innings with all the pressure and everything that is on him, it was not only great skill but enormous character, enormous courage, very brave, unbelievable concentration, unbelievable physical stamina, unbelievable mental stamina, all traits of great players,” Langer said.advertisementEngland bowlers found it hard to dismiss Smith throughout the Test match despite having the services of coach Trevor Bayliss, who has worked closely with the former Australia captain since his childhood.Langer said when Smith is batting in the middle or in the nets, it just seems like no bowler would be able to get him out when he is in the zone.”You throw to him in the nets and you literally feel like you can’t get him out and there’s no batsman like that and you just end up throwing a million balls and you are just lost for answers. I guess you would have to ask England how they feel about that and they had some interesting tactics for him.”They had the really short point which I had never seen before, they obviously had a tactic they prepared and Trevor Bayliss has seen a lot of Steve Smith since he was a kid. They would have studied him closely but he just has a knack, well, he is the best problem-solver in the game,” Langer said.Also Read | What a way to make a comeback to Test cricket: Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Steve SmithAlso Read | Steve Smith best Test player in the world: Tim Paine after Australia win Ashes openerAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Australia win 1st Test at Edgbaston in 18 years after Smith, Lyon heroicsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Justin LangerFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australialast_img read more

Project Supports Habitat Restoration for Salmon and Trout

first_imgA project to drop lime on the forest along the West River Sheet Harbour on the Eastern Shore will mitigate the effects of acid rain and support restoration of trout and wild Atlantic salmon habitat. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell and Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines joined federal representatives, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association and the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association to mark the beginning of the three-year project today, Oct. 3. “This is the first time we’ve done this in Nova Scotia and it is part of a long-term commitment by government and the angling community to restore river habitats,” said Mr. Colwell. “Sport fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Nova Scotia and restoring habitat for trout and wild Atlantic salmon not only contributes to the health of the fish, it also supports the sustainability of sport fishing and the jobs and economic activity it generates.” The lime, a natural product that has been added to the river by the Nova Scotia Salmon Association since 2005, will be dropped from a helicopter over a 60 hectare area and will gradually seep into the river. This will make the water less acidic and more suitable for trout and wild Atlantic salmon. About 10 tonnes of lime per hectare will be applied over the span of the project. The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovative Communities Fund, is providing a $380,000 contribution to the work and creating a transferable model for other communities interested in re-establishing recreational salmon and trout fisheries throughout Nova Scotia. “The Government of Canada is pleased to support the Nova Scotia Salmon Association’s important work to restore local salmon habitats and revive the recreational fishery,” said Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “This project makes use of innovative processes to improve both industry and the environment.” The project is being jointly funded by the provincial and federal governments, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association and the Nova Scotia Sportfish Habitat Fund. About $1.1 million has been committed to the helicopter liming project as part of a larger project that includes other habitat restoration work on the river, targeted research and the use of lime dosers. “We’re pleased to partner with the province and the federal government on this initiative to provide helicopter liming on the West River Sheet Harbour,” said Heather Casavechia of the Nova Scotia Salmon Association. “This is an important part of the continued efforts of the West River Acid Mitigation Project to improve habitat and water quality and restore trout and Atlantic salmon populations.” If monitoring shows the project is successful, it may be duplicated in other parts of the province. More information is available at www.nssalmon.ca .last_img read more

Culture and Heritage Priorities Discussed at Annual National Ministers Meeting

first_imgGrowing the international export market for cultural businesses, organizations and artists was a key issue discussed at a national meeting of culture ministers this week. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister, Leo Glavine, attended the meeting in Yellowknife from June 19 to 20. “One of my top priorities is to work with our creative industry sector to build an export strategy that will help them grow and prosper,” said Mr. Glavine. “This work has begun, and we have a strong partner in the federal government to help set us up for success. Creating a robust export strategy for Nova Scotia’s creative industries will help create new jobs, strengthen our economy while also providing significant social benefits for all Nova Scotians.” In 2016, Nova Scotia’s culture sector was valued at $874 million and supported almost 14,000 jobs. Nova Scotia exported $141.5 million worth of culture products in the same year. This represents a 61 per cent growth in culture product exports since 2010. At the meeting ministers also: Nova Scotia will host the next ministers meeting in June 2019. agreed to establish Canada Historic Places Day, which will take place on Tuesday, July 7. This national event will raise awareness about the importance and diversity of historic places and work to increase visitation discussed how digital transformation is impacting cultural industries and content creators, and that a legislative and regulatory copyright framework is needed to protect and manage copyrights agreed to work together to promote safe workplaces in the arts, culture and heritage sectors and to strengthen collaboration through sharing models and approaches agreed to monitor progress of the federal Copyright Act review. last_img read more

Court martial of Major Gogoi completed he may now face reduction in

first_imgNew Delhi/Srinagar: The court martial proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 2017 ‘human shield’ controversy, have been completed and he may face reduction in seniority as a punishment for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar last year, officials said. The court martial process against his driver, Sameer Malla, who was facing charges of unauthorised absence from the unit, was also completed recently in the Kashmir valley and he is likely to be given a “severe reprimand”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsMalla was recruited in the Territorial Army in 2017 and he was posted with 53 sector of Rashtriya Rifles, a counter-insurgency force fighting militancy in J&K. After completion of Summary of Evidence against Major Gogoi and his driver in early February followed by the initiation of court martial proceedings, the two men have been held guilty on two counts — “fraternising” with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and “being away from the place of duty while in operational area”, the officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayStatements of the accused as well as other witnesses were recorded by the Army court and the punishment, which will be vetted by the Army headquarters, has been given, they added. The Army (CoI) had recommended disciplinary action against Major Gogoi after it indicted him as well as his driver for the Srinagar hotel incident on May 23 last year. Major Gogoi was detained by police following an altercation with the hotel staff when he was allegedly trying to enter inside with an 18-year-old woman. The woman had expressed her unwillingness to depose during the court martial proceedings and informed the Army authorities that she had given a statement before a magistrate and the same should be treated as her final stand. The woman had also stated that she had gone out with Major Gogoi of her own will, besides disclosing that she had become a friend of the Army officer through his fake Facebook profile, where he had named himself Ubaid Arman. Immediately after the incident came to light last year, Army chief Bipin Rawat had said that exemplary punishment would be given to Major Gogoi if he was found guilty of “any offence”.last_img read more

Oujda to Celebrate its Capital of Arab Culture Award with

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Culture is launching a year-round cultural program to celebrate the “Oujda, the Capital of Arab Culture for 2018.”On Friday, Minister of Culture Mohamed Laaraj said on Oujda that the program includes 910 activities, including festivals, conferences and scientific meetings, exhibitions, and art activities.The festival will see the participation of some 1,200 artists and intellectuals from April 13, 2018 to March 29, 2019. According to Laaraj, the program offers an opportunity for investors and cultural projects to make the city of Oujda a destination for international artists, intellectuals, and Arab cultural activities.In December 2017, the Standing Committee on Arab Culture unanimously appointed the city of Oujda as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2018, following its November meeting in Casablanca.Laaraj, expressed his thanks to the organizers for placing their trust in the Kingdom of Morocco and welcomed the appointment of the city of Oujda as Capital of Arab Culture for 2018.“This designation, provides an opportunity to develop a rich and diverse cultural program that can energize the cultural sector in the Oriental region, with the participation of regional and local actors,” said Laaraj.The Standing Committee on Arab Culture is an organizational body authorized by Ministers of Culture of the Arabic Speaking Region to prepare documents for ministerial conferences and coordinate the work of the Culture Directorate of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).The members of this commission, which represent more than 16 Arabic-speaking countries, sent a message of thanks and gratitude to King Mohammed VI at the end of “The Arab Forum for the Elaboration of Cultural Action” held under his patronage. read more

The Latest Company says damaged gasoline tank stable

HOUSTON — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local):12:30 p.m.Officials say an emergency dike has been repaired and a damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel.Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a March 17 fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company’s Deer Park facility that damaged or destroyed several petrochemical tanks.ITC spokesman Brent Weber says some tanks leaked oil products and a containment area was breached Friday, but was fixed by Sunday.Weber says the company is no longer pumping flammable pyrolysis gasoline out of a damaged tank because that tank is now secured. He says it did not leak any pygas but that there was a risk of toxic fumes.The Coast Guard says a stretch of nearby Houston Ship Channel that closed Friday remains shut down with more than 50 vessels delayed.___11:45 a.m.Officials say efforts continue to drain a damaged tank that contains flammable gas following a massive fire at a Houston-area petrochemical complex, after other tanks leaked product prompting a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel.Intercontinental Terminals Company says pumping began Saturday afternoon to extract about 20,000 barrels of pyrolysis gasoline, known as pygas, from the tank at the Deer Park facility. Vacuum trucks are removing other liquid from a ditch.A section of the Houston Ship Channel remains closed Sunday after products from other tanks at the facility leaked. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker says the Guard hopes to reopen the waterway Monday morning.Parker says 52 vessels are waiting to move, but the channel won’t reopen until air and water quality has improved.___This story has been corrected to show the damaged tank is not leaking pygas and was not the reason for the closure of the Houston Ship Channel.The Associated Press read more

Krispy Kremes Canadian expansion doesnt have these artisanal doughnut shops worried

TORONTO — American doughnut giant Krispy Kreme is expanding in Canada again after an attempt in the early 2000s.The company says it’s opening up to 50 additional stores in Ontario and Quebec, where six outlets are already located, and then aims to expand to the rest of Canada.But the fried dessert scene has changed since Krispy Kreme’s last attempt at doughnut dominance — in recent years, artisanal doughnut shops have cropped up across Canada.Krispy Kreme rolling out a Canadian comebackTim Hortons abruptly shutters some stores in New York and MaineAnd some of the owners and managers of those shops aren’t too concerned about their American competitor. Their thoughts:Glory Hole Doughnuts — TorontoTara Sachs, a manager at the shop, said she’s not concerned about competition from the U.S. giant.“There’s a really good sense of community and community support, and a lot of people are really into shopping local,” she said.Sachs noted that there are three Krispy Kreme locations that have been in Toronto for the last several years, and that hasn’t hurt business at all.And the doughnut they sell that Krispy Kreme could never beat? The “Toast and Butter” doughnut, Sachs said.It’s got brown butter frosting with sweet bread crumbs and cinnamon on top.The Rolling Pin — TorontoThe Rolling Pin isn’t worried about Krispy Kreme either.“If people prefer to come to us, they come to us,” said Isabelle Loiacono, one of the company’s founders. “If they want a more mass-produced product, then they’ll go to (Krispy Kreme).”She said the most unusual doughnut that they carry is the funnel cake doughnut.“Nobody can beat it,” she said. “It tastes like a dream.”The dessert isn’t just funnel-cake flavoured, Loiacono said. It’s a warm glazed doughnut, with vanilla whipped cream, strawberry sauce and a fresh funnel cake on top.Jelly Modern Doughnuts — Toronto and CalgaryRoseanne Tripathy, the store’s owner, said she welcomes the competition, but noted that the market for her store’s doughnuts is a bit different from that of Krispy Kreme.“Our concept is having the healthiest doughnut that is also the prettiest doughnut,” she said. “Which is a different concept, I think, than Krispy Kreme and Tim Hortons …. Our model has been successful.”And, she said, they make everything fresh themselves, in-store.“Even the marshmallows are made in-house.”She said the most notable doughnut that they carry is the maple bacon flavour.“It’s by far the most popular,” she said. It’s got a maple glaze, with real maple syrup and bacon on top.Daddy O Doughnuts — MississaugaAaron Harris, who started the shop with his wife Sarah, said: “I’m not too concerned, because my doughnuts are gourmet. They’re handmade.”He said all of the doughnuts they sell are standouts, but his personal favourite is the deep-fried marshmallow doughnut.But Harris wouldn’t give further details on the dessert — that’s a trade secret. read more

UN expert says antiterror measures could bring human rights violations

“There is evidence that some Governments are now introducing measures that may erode core human rights safeguards,” cautioned Bacre Ndiaye, the Director of the New York Office of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his address to the Security Council’s counter-terrorism committee, which was set up by Council resolution 1373 (2001). The text of the speech, delivered earlier this month, was annexed to a letter from the committee chairman to the Council President.Mr. Ndiaye warned that the misapplication of the resolution could lead to unwarranted infringements on civil liberties. “In some countries, non-violent activities have been considered as terrorism, and excessive measures have been taken to suppress or restrict individual rights, including the presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, freedom from torture, privacy rights, freedom of expression and assembly, and the right to seek asylum.”Noting that this result was “clearly not the aim” of the Council when it passed resolution 1373, Mr. Ndiaye stresses the need to ensure that “such unintended and undesirable consequences of the global effort against terrorism are avoided.” “On our part,” he said, “the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is committed to advising Governments on the content of human rights standards in the light of international norms and jurisprudence that may be relevant in the context of anti-terrorism measures.” read more

Central African Republic UN agency helps refugees repatriate from DR of Congo

UNHCR said the operation kicked off yesterday with 275 refugees from Mole camp, 34 kilometres from the city of Zongo in the DRC’s Equateur Province. The returnees were ferried by UNHCR boats across the Ubangui River to Bangui, the CAR capital.By the end of the eight-day return operation, nearly all Mole camp’s population of 2,800 CAR refugees are expected to have repatriated, UNHCR said. So far, more than 2,600 have expressed their desire to relocate this week, but most will return to destroyed homes and need help settling back in.UNHCR is providing each refugee family with a reintegration package that includes kitchen sets, jerry cans, blankets and mats, as well as agricultural tools, seeds and fishing nets. In addition, they are given three-month World Food Programme (WFP) food rations upon arrival.Mole camp refugees, mostly relatives of the mutineers of the failed coup of May 2001, have been eager to return since mid-March, following the change in regime in Bangui. They are the remainder of the some 26,000 Bangui residents who had sought refugee in the DRC. read more

Prospects for global manufacturing recovery dim says new UN report

New setbacks have dimmed the prospects of a global manufacturing recovery, says a new United Nations report released today which finds that growth in this sector has remained sluggish in the third quarter of 2012, with output rising by just 2.2 per cent compared to the same quarter last year, the lowest rate since 2009. According to the world manufacturing production statistics for the third quarter of 2012, published by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), trends for the first half of this year were a mixture of dynamic growth in North America, East Asia and developing countries, and uncertainty in Europe. However, the latest production data indicate “a stronger recession in Europe and a weakened recovery in North America and East Asia, as well as a sustained slowdown in developing countries,” the Vienna-based agency said in a news release. It added that industrialized countries, as a group, have experienced a decrease in industrial production for the first time since 2009. UNIDO estimates show that during the third quarter, manufacturing output dropped in all major euro-zone economies compared to the same quarter in the previous year, with Germany experiencing a fall of 1.7 per cent, Italy 6.2 per cent, France 1.9 per cent and the United Kingdom 0.9 per cent. Austria, Malta and Slovakia were among the few nations registering positive growth. Manufacturing output in Japan decreased by 4.6 per cent, while it grew by 4.1 per cent in the United States and by 0.3 per cent in Russia. The agency pointed out that, compared to industrialized countries, the rate of industrial growth of developing countries remained high, however the impact of global contraction is clear. The manufacturing output of developing countries grew by 6.6 per cent in the third quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, but fell by 2.3 per cent compared to the second quarter. Manufacturing output in China grew year-on-year by 9.2 per cent, in Mexico by 4.1 per cent and in Turkey by 3.3 per cent. India achieved a nominal growth of 0.2 per cent but manufacturing output fell in Latin American countries. Manufacturing in African countries, which depends heavily on the export of primary processed commodities to Europe, has also slowed down. Based on limited data, UNIDO estimates that the manufacturing output of African countries as a group rose by just 2.6 per cent. South Africa showed a rise of 2.9 per cent, but Egypt’s output fell by 5.9 per cent. read more

UN envoy confident Baghdad and Erbil can work hand in hand to

“The post-Da’esh period has brought to the fore many serious problems that accumulated over the years and remain unresolved,” Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, said Tuesday. “Challenged by the unilaterally declared independence referendum Baghdad has taken steps to re-assert the constitutional order, re-establish the federal authority,” he added, noting that the strained Baghdad-Erbil relations, including deficiencies in the implementation of the Iraqi Constitution. According to Mr. Kubiš, the developments have, sadly, triggered confrontation between the erstwhile partners who worked together to overthrow dictatorship in the country and, more recently, fought together against ISIL. The differences have also added to insecurity, fragmentation and difficulties, bringing about new waves of displacements, this time mostly of Kurds. Adding that the UN continues to closely monitor the situation, provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected as well as work to protect human rights, guided by the principle of impartiality and with the interests of Iraqi people – including in Kurdistan region – at heart, Mr. Kubiš expressed confidence that Iraq will be able to overcome the crisis. “A solution lies primarily in stopping military activities and in de-escalation, including ending public inflammatory statements and confrontational actions,” he said, also highlighting the need for dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil on the basis of the Constitution. Stressing the importance of preserving the unity and re-establishing stability of the country and peaceful coexistence amongst all Iraqis, based on equal rights and justice in the condition of good and democratic governance, the UN envoy said that the UN stands ready to provide needed assistance, if requested. “We are confident that the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan regional government, just like they banded together to defeat Da’esh, can work hand in hand to overcome their differences through dialogue and away from confrontation to resolve all outstanding issues in a manner that is consistent with the Constitution,” he concluded. read more

Football Dwayne Haskins is a legend in the making

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes the ball during the first quarter of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed 33 of 44 passes for 455 yards, three yards away from breaking quarterback Art Schlichter’s record of 458 yards set in 1981. He threw six touchdown passes, tying a single-game record shared by quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Kenny Guiton. These are the numbers that Haskins puts up, and his reaction is the same. There is still more the offense can do, what he can do, to help Ohio State get to where its expectations lie: a Big Ten championship, a College Football Playoff appearance and a national championship. Haskins views himself as the face of this offense and, with the struggles in other areas, like the running game on offense, he left Ohio State’s 49-26 win over Indiana on Saturday less than satisfied. “You know, even though we won, it didn’t feel like one of the best games we played,” Haskins said. “Gotta keep getting better. But let down, no, but room for improvement.” To Haskins, this was an offense that was still tired from its performance against Penn State on Sept. 29, saying the practices leading up to the game against the Hoosiers were “low energy,” finding a way to win despite having to overcome adversity and an offense that “wasn’t pretty.” As the redshirt quarterback strives to improve, strives to lead this Ohio State team to the promised land, players around him see something else.“I think you guys are witnessing a legend in the making,” redshirt senior wide receiver Parris Campbell said. “The things that he can do throwing the ball, the leader he’s becoming, he’s just really developing into a great leader, and obviously the stats speak for themselves, but beyond that, just the player he’s become and the person he’s become it’s really legendary status.” In six games as a starting quarterback, without any prior experience in that role before Sept. 1 against Oregon State, Haskins has thrown 26 touchdowns, which is No. 1 in the FBS. Completing 70.8 percent of his passes, he has thrown at least four passing touchdowns in four of six games played, the same number of games he has thrown for more than 300 yards in. Even without the statistics, redshirt senior wide receiver Terry McLaurin said he has done things on the field first-year starters rarely accomplish. “I feel like a guy who is a first-year starter. I’m not going to take any credit from the guys doing what they’re doing at other schools, but he’s beat two top 15 teams on the road in tough environments and through a lot of adversity,” McLaurin said. “For a first-time quarterback to come in do that with our offense, the numbers he’s putting up… helping him out as receivers. The more plays we make for him the more confidence it gives him and his ability takes over the rest.” However, Haskins said he is not worried about his personal numbers, even though he is happy about the statistical performance he put up. He said he’s happy Ohio State got its sixth win of the season. In the opinion of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, this is the head space he wants his starter to stay in. Even with a record in Haskins’ clutches, Day said the coaching staff called the game like they would any other game: trying to secure the victory. “Do what you do no matter what,” Day said. “If you start getting worried about all that stuff, bad things happen, in my opinion. I think there are football gods out there and I don’t think that works well.” One of the main ideas of the Ohio State football program is focusing on improving things that players and coaches themselves can control. Head coach Urban Meyer said after the game that he doesn’t want to hold Haskins back from talk about postseason accolades. He wants him to focus on what he can control, which is a matchup with Minnesota next week. Day said Haskins has continued to show poise inside the pocket, but said it’s much more than just the quarterback, crediting the pass protection and the receivers making plays as a contribution to his success. However, only six starts into his tenure as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, Day said every start for Haskins is a learning experience. “Dwayne is a talented young man. Hasn’t played a lot of football, but obviously has had some success this year,” Day said. “That doesn’t mean anything if you don’t go and win the next game and continually get better.” However, if Ohio State continues to win on the shoulders of Haskins, leading a high-powered offense to meet the expectations others have set for it, Day said anything could happen. “If we keep getting better, then I think the sky’s the limit,” Day said. read more

What has been Croke Parks most memorable musical night

first_imgONE DIRECTION’S BIG announcement today turned out to be that of their first arena tour.Exciting for the lads and their fans, but perhaps not the mind blowing news some people were expecting.Having said that, for the band to play our own Croke Park is a big deal, as not many musical acts have done so.Here are some of the most memorable musical nights the stadium has hosted.1996 – Tina TurnerDuncan Raban/EMPICS EntertainmentThe Irish Times reported that at 56, Tina Turner still had the ‘sass and the sauce’ and judging by the hair and the legs in the image above you can see why.With a setlist that included all her hits from Nutbush City Limits to River Deep – Mountain High, as well as covers of Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love and Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy, it sounds like quite the night.1997 – Garth BrooksSUSAN STERNER/AP/Press Association ImagesThe man in the hat played not one night, but three in Croker, at a time when it’s fair to say that the country had Garth fever.In his The Entertainer DVD he talks about the audience at those gigs:Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, an outdoor stadium…these people were so into the show that they did this clapping thing, and this pointing thing…and it was all kind of orchestrated by themselves…and so they got this clapping going with this hey…and I gotta tell you it’s my favourite part of any footage that I see of us live…the people were so perfect in the crowd.  To get tens of thousands of people to do that all together is impossible.  Well, I gotta tell you when it comes to Ireland, nothing is impossible.You can see what he’s talking about here.1998 – Elton John & Billy JoelMichael Dwyer/AP/Press Association ImagesThe Face to Face tour was the third that Elton and Billy did together, this time seeing them play Croke Park for two nights.The show was a mix of the two performing as individuals, and together, and included the odd cover of songs like Great Balls of Fire and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds too.1985, 1987, 2005, 2009 – U2If Croke Park had a musical home team it would have to be U2.  They’ve played there more than any other act, and for fans, to see them there is a magical experience.Here they are in 1987, tearing the non-existant roof off. YouTube/u2mixerAnd here’s Bono on the same stage almost twenty years later.LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND2008, 2010, 2012 – WestlifeThese lads certainly had the hits to fill a set at Croke Park, having had 26 top 10 hits over their 14 year career, and they filled the seats as a result.It was at the stadium that Mark, Shane, Nicky and Cian said goodbye to their fans during their final farewell gig last Summer.Here they are leaving the stage at Croke Park for the last time as a band.TOTES EMOSH GUYS.YouTube/monikaatje2009, 2011 – Take ThatWhen everybody’s favourite man band have played two sets of post-reunion gigs at Croker, and they have all been a 20, 30, 40 something woman’s dream.The spectacle!  The songs!  The lads!They even had a giant mechanical person!Mark StedmanThey give good show, those guys.YouTube/sozurfaceAnd now, One Direction will join the ranks of the artists above.   What are you favourite musical memories of Croke Park?  Who would you like to see play the stadium? Share your memories in the comments.SCREAM! One Direction confirm Croke Park gig for 2014>Who are Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and how are they selling out two nights at the O2?>last_img read more

Everyone can play Diablo III this weekend

first_imgTo say that there’s a lot of anticipation in the run up to the launch of Diablo III is a bit of an understatement. When the game arrives on May 15, Blizzard will be hard pressed to keep up with demand, and with that in mind the developer wants to stress test the Battle.net servers.This coming weekend anyone can download and play a build of Diablo III as part of an open beta. Blizzard wants to throw as many players into the mix as possible and see how its back end copes. That could mean lots of downtime if they get it wrong, but the chance to play the game before release is sure to have thousands of gamers logging in.In order to play all you need is a valid Battle.net account, which you can sign up for today. The Diablo III client is already available to download with the game unlocking to play from 12:01pm PDT today. The open beta will end at 10am PDT on Monday, April 23.It seems as though open beta testers will have access to the same content closed beta testers have been playing with. The only real difference is a lack of access to the beta forums and no Beta Bucks for use in the auction house. Seeing as access is limited to just 3 days that shouldn’t be seen as a negative. It’s the content that counts for these 3 days.Blizzard isn’t promising a faultless experience, but then any bugs that do occur, even if they stop you playing, all help make for a smoother launch next month. So go get downloading the client and signing up for a Battle.net account. Then prepare to hopefully lose an entire weekend engrossed in Diablo III.Read more at Diablo Fanslast_img read more

Woman taken to hospital after Luas collision at midday

first_img Image: Tallaght Ambulance/‏@TallaghtAmbo By Gráinne Ní Aodha Dec 7th 2016, 1:13 PM https://jrnl.ie/3125292 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A female passenger from the tram was taken to hospital for treatment – her condition is not believed to be life threatening.Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Tallaght Garda station on 01 6666000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.Read: Fierce mild: Record temperatures in Phoenix Park and Donegal todayRead: Donald Trump is TIME’s Person of the Year 2016 Image: Tallaght Ambulance/‏@TallaghtAmbo GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a collision on the Luas Red line at Tallaght today.The collision involving a car and the Luas occurred shortly after 12 midday.The Luas is now closed in both directions at the Tallaght Hospital stop.According to a statement on the Luas website, an alternative bus service will service all stops between Belgard and Tallaght in the meantime. We have attended an RTC in Tallaght. LUAS vs car/no serious injuries @DubFireBrigade pic.twitter.com/vkA2DVeKcg— Tallaght Ambulance (@TallaghtAmbo) December 7, 2016 Source: Luas/Twitter Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 1:13 PM #Service disruption on the Red Line, please see https://t.co/w5mIjQTkX3— Luas (@Luas) December 7, 2016 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: Tallaght Ambulance/Twitter Woman taken to hospital after Luas collision at midday Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which involved a car. Short URL 28,324 Views 34 Comments Share143 Tweet Email last_img read more

Fix your bike or charge your phone New smart bench installed in

first_img By Sean Murray https://jrnl.ie/4633425 44 Comments (l to r) Andrée Dargan, County Architect, Councillor Ossian Smyth and Donal Murphy, who stopped on his cycle home to try out the bench [The council] positively encourages all members of the community to cycle at all life stages and abilities as a mode of sustainable transport that delivers environmental, health and economic benefits to both the individual and the community. Short URL 26,803 Views Tuesday 14 May 2019, 8:24 AMcenter_img (l to r) Andrée Dargan, County Architect, Councillor Ossian Smyth and Donal Murphy, who stopped on his cycle home to try out the bench Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article DÚN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN County Council has said it has sourced the world’s first Monna bench – a place to charge your phone, pump a flat tyre on a bicycle or just to sit down and have a rest.Powered by solar panels, it has two wireless charging pads and two charging ports for phones.It also two smart electrical sockets that provide energy for charging electric bicycles, bike repair tools and sensors that will collect data on temperature, humidity, energy production and how much energy it consumes.The first one has been rolled out outside County Hall in Dún Laoghaire, with another solar bench to be located close to cycle paths in Sandyford before the end of June. Councillor Ossian Smyth, the cathaoirleach of the council, said: “People who are walking or cycling by, can stop off to pump up their tyres, fix their bike, charge their mobile device or just take a rest on the bench. Fix your bike or charge your phone? New ‘smart bench’ installed in Dún Laoghaire Two of the benches will be installed – the first is already in place in Dún Laoghaire with a second one coming to Sandyford. Share67 Tweet Email2 May 14th 2019, 8:24 AM last_img read more

Holy Epiphany Church in Frankston rings its bell

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Frankston’s newest Orthodox parish will have it’s opening sanctification ceremony on Sunday 9 November.Not long after the church’s fifth anniversary, the bell has been mounted atop, waiting to be rung after the Orthros at 8.00 am, followed by a celebratory mass in front of the new church building. His Grace Archishop Stylianos, and both supporting fathers, Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis and Bishop Iakovos of Militeoupolis will consecrate the opening before the auctioning of the church’s three keys and bless the congregation during the first liturgy of the Holy Epiphany temple. The new church shall then open its doors to the Frankston faithful for the first time. The Mass will be followed by a panigyri, with a rich open buffet and live Greek music provided by the board of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. In addition, there will be buses picking up church members from Oakleigh’s Agion Anargyron temple (9.20 am), Dandenong’s Agio Panteleimona and Clayton’s Trion Ierarchon Church (10.00 am), to deepen friendship among the Greek Orthodox community and share the thrill of the new building’s inauguration. The buses will return the members to the neighbouring parishes after the end of the celebrations at 2.30 pm. For reservations Kassiani Theologou 0450525237last_img read more

Keanu Reeves Mod Makes Metal Gear Solid Even More Breathtaking

first_imgStay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Between John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, and Always Be My Maybe, it’s been a phenomenal summer for remembering just how freaking cool Keanu Reeves is. And next year we’ll get to experience that coolness not just in a movie but also in a AAA video game when Reeves co-stars in Cyberpunk 2020 launching in April. We’re still recovering over his breathtaking surprise appearance at E3.However, between now and then we’re going to be in a bit of an unfortunate Keanu lull. Luckily, modder JinMar has made just the thing to pass the time: adding a playable Keanu Reeves to the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.Take a look!With its bizarre abstract unfinished angry sad fever dream story and stunning amounts of freeing creativity for a huge, long, open-world stealth-action game Metal Gear Solid V rules. It was my favorite game of 2015 and I’ve been looking for an excuse to play it again ever since. I was hoping for a Switch port, but this Keanu mod might also do.The impressively detailed Keanu character model features his current long hair and scraggly beard look. Dress him up in a tuxedo, military garb, or even his Cyberpunk character Johnny Silverhand complete with sunglasses and silver robot hand. However, this doesn’t change the original Kiefer Sutherland voice. But Snake doesn’t talk that much in this game anyway.Along with just being a fun mash-up, putting Keanu in this game makes a certain amount of poetic sense. As an aging but ultra-competent assassin escaping the amoral forces that made him, John Wick and Snake already have a bunch of the same energy. The John Wick movies are just riffing on Reeves’s real-world aging star power. Plus the lore of Metal Gear is about as dense nonsensical as John Wick’s. And bosses betray John Wick about as violently and as often as Konami betrayed Kojima.So check out this free mod to play Metal Gear Keanu for yourself. For more fun PC mods check out Shrek meets Sekiro in Shrekiro and finally make Mr. X wear a thong in the Resident Evil 2 remake.View as: One Page Slides1/51. 2. 3. 4. 5.last_img read more

Air Traffic Controllers Strike delays and cancellations

first_img#airtrafficcontrollersstrike There was an industrial stand off which caused significant flight delays.  Bahamasair just touched down in Provo, when usually the flight is in and out well before noon on Thursdays and Sundays.Many air traffic controllers called in sick this morning, Magnetic Media is told.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 13, 2017 – Nassau – Operations are returning to more normal conditions at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas as reports are Air Traffic controllers were late today beginning to show up for work. Related Items:#airtrafficcontrollersstrike, #magneticmedianewslast_img