Infosys bags Rs 1,320-crore contract to build GST network

first_imgIT major Infosys has bagged a Rs 1,320-crore contract to build GST network system, which will be used for the roll out of proposed Goods and Services Tax in the country.”The contract for GST network has been awarded to Infosys. It will be a five-year contract worth Rs 1,320 crore beginning October 1,” sources said. Four other IT companies — TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Microsoft — had bid for building the network across the country, sources added. The government had floated the Request for Proposal (RFP) for setting up GSTN on April 21. GSTN is a company formed to connect databases of states with the centre and provide information technology (IT) infrastructure for seamless implementation of GST. The government plans to implement the single rate GST from April 1, 2016, but it might be delayed as the constitution amendment bill for its implementation is yet to be approved by the Rajya Sabha where the ruling party does not enjoy majority on its own. Earlier, GST network chairman Navin Kumar had said that registration on GSTN would start by January 31, to prepare for a smooth roll out by April 2016. GSTN would help in PAN-based (Permanent Account Number- based) registration of traders, besides filing of tax returns and payment system. The centre and the states have also agreed to equally share the costs incurred by GSTN. A sub-committee would decide on the sharing of the costs between the states.last_img read more

ATP Finals: Probably Best Match I Ever Played, Says Dominic Thiem after Beating Novak Djokovic

first_img atpATP FinalsATP Tour Finalsdominic thiem First Published: November 13, 2019, 9:28 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow 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. London: Austria’s Dominic Thiem described his stunning victory over Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Tuesday as probably the best match he has ever played.The 26-year-old world number five blazed 50 winners, many of them jaw-dropping backhands, to beat the five-time champion 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) in front of a spellbound O2 arena crowd. He battled back from 4-1 down in the final set tiebreak to claim a fourth win in five against the 16-time Grand Slam champion and has already booked his semi-final spot.”Probably the best match I ever played,” he said. “It was a real classic and epic match which will happen from time to time at these big tournaments.”It had everything that a match like this needs. He was up; I was up. He was playing amazing points; I was playing amazing points. It’s only about luck, and it was a little bit more on my side today in the third-set tiebreak.”Djokovic played his full part in an exhilarating contest but could not quite match Thiem’s firepower.Thiem also made 44 unforced errors but it would be churlish to criticise that tally when he was playing such risky tennis.Having never got past the group stage in three previous appearances at the tournament, he has now beaten Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic back-to-back to book his place in the semi-finals and appears to be the man in form.”I knew that I had to play like this to beat him. Against everybody who qualified for this tournament here, there is a special effort necessary to win,” said the 26-year-old.”I did it against Roger, and I did it also today. Probably Novak is the best player in the world right now, so I had to do something outstanding, something unusual, and that’s what I did.”I mean, I was hitting really, really hard.”Djokovic, who faces a decisive clash with Federer on Thursday with the loser guaranteed an early exit, was generous in his praise of Thiem.”I know that he can play in a high level, but tonight was just phenomenal,” he said. “He just played very courageous tennis and (was) just smacking the ball. He went for broke.” last_img read more

Lanner: wide temperature network solution comes with six antenna inputs

first_imgLanner launches the NCR-1510, a wide-temperature fanless network appliance optimized for SD-WAN or uCPE. Supporting an operating temperature range of -40 to 70°C and fanless cooling, this new offering will allow service providers to deploy the SD-WAN services in demanding environment and critical infrastructure.Powered by Intel Atom C3000 CPU, the NCR-1510 features solid performance and Intel’s QuickAssist Technology running at 10Gbps, offering cryptographic acceleration and industrial-grade LAN functions in a compact form factor. It is the optimal fanless desktop network appliance for SD-WAN, uCPE or edge security gateway for enterprises.Regarding I/O functionality, the robust NCR-1510 supports up to 16 GB of DDR4 2400MHz memory and 6x GbE RJ45 or x4 GbE RJ45 and 2x GbE SFP cages. For hardware root of security, NCR-1510 is also armed with secure boot, support for TPM 2.0.In wireless connectivity, the NCR-1510 supports 1x M.2 B key 3042 for LTE, 2242 SSD (signal: USB3.0, SATA) with Nano-SIM; 2x Mini-PCIe for Wi-Fi,LTE (signal: USB2.0,PCIe) with Nano-SIM, not only allowing operators to install Wi-Fi/3G/4G LTE compatible modules and SIM cards, but also making available a wider variety in network interface options in terms of both wired and wireless Internet connections. In addition, the NCR-1510 comes with six antenna inputs, allowing greater signal receptions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Innodisk’s Fire Shield SSD withstanding over 800°C of direct flamesNext Cadence announces Cloud Passport Partner Programlast_img read more

Centre approves Rs 8,606 crore for border infrastructure and management

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) The Centre has approved Rs 8,606 crore for 60 projects being implemented under the umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) to meet special development needs of people living in those areas, officials said Wednesday.The projects are being implemented in 17 states having the international borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.The umbrella scheme Border Infrastructure and Management containing 60 projects and with an outlay of Rs 8,606 crore has been approved, a home ministry official said.The projects are implemented in 111 border districts to meet special development needs of border population with focus on people living within 50 kms of the international border.The schemes include construction of roads, schools, primary health centres, promotion of rural tourism, border tourism, promotion of sports activities, cleanliness mission, protection of heritage sites, supply of drinking water, community centres, connectivity, drainage, to enable sustainable living in border areas, another official said.Construction of helipads in remote and inaccessible hilly areas which do not have road connectivity, skill development training to farmers for the use of modern and scientific technique in farming, organic farming are some of the other areas where the projects are being implemented.India shares borders with Pakistan (3,323 km), China (3,488 km), Nepal (1,751 km), Bhutan (699 km), Myanmar (1,643 km) and Bangladesh (4,096 km). PTI ACB ACB DIPDIPlast_img read more

Revealed: The players who sell most shirts in UK

first_imgPremier League Revealed: Ronaldo and Neymar can’t match Man Utd stars Pogba and Lukaku in UK summer shirt sales Last updated 2 years ago 15:44 7/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Paul Pogba Romelu Lukaku Getty Premier League Manchester United Real Madrid Swansea City v Newcastle United Swansea City Newcastle United WTF The Red Devils have three players in the top five of Sports Direct’s sales, with Lionel Messi is the highest player outside the Premier League Manchester United dominate UK shirt sales at retailer Sports Direct this summer, with mega stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar unable to come close to their top stars.Newcastle United and Scotland star Matt Ritchie might not have broken any world transfer record, but the firm, which sponsors Newcastle’s St. James’ Park ground, claim that he is the 13th-most popular shirt name in the UK.Back United in 9/1 CL five fold Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Man Utd stars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku lead the way, with club-mate Marcus Rashford just sneaking into the top five. Eden Hazard of Chelsea is ranked third while Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette comes in fourth.The highest player who is not currently playing in the Premier League is Lionel Messi in eighth, while Ronaldo and Neymar come in 15th and 18th position respectively.Alexis Sanchez’s contract dispute seems to have affected his popularity at Arsenal as he is ranked only 22nd by the retailer, behind Aston Villa’s John Terry, the leading Championship player, in 21st.Alexis’ team-mate Mesut Ozil, who is also a year away from being a free agent, is ranked 20th.WHICH PLAYER SELLS THE MOST SHIRTS IN THE UK? Rank* Player Name Club 1 Paul Pogba Manchester United 2 Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 3 Eden Hazard Chelsea 4 Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 5 Marcus Rashford Manchester United 6 Harry Kane Tottenham 7 Sadio Mane Liverpool 8 Lionel Messi Barcelona 9 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United 11 Dele Alli Tottenham 12 Roberto Firmino Liverpool 13 Matt Ritchie Newcastle 14 Ander Herrera Manchester United 15 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 16 Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United 17 Dwight Gayle Newcastle 18 Neymar PSG 19 N’Golo Kante Chelsea 20 Mesut Ozil Arsenal *Source: Sports Direct Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘Mahrez is a Leicester player’ – Guardiola

first_imgManchester City ‘Mahrez is a Leicester player’ – Pep gives up chase as Man City’s transfer window ends Goal Last updated 1 year ago 06:55 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Getty Manchester City Premier League Riyad Mahrez Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion Everton v Leicester City Everton Leicester City West Bromwich Albion The Foxes put their foot down in the face of hard bargaining from the Etihad Stadium, and they will retain their star for at least another six months Pep Guardiola affirmed that Manchester City’s involvement in the transfer window had come to an end as he conceded defeat in the chase for Riyad Mahrez. Leicester City’s intransigence in negotiating a sale for their star player finally prevailed on Wednesday, leading City to pull out of negotiations. The Premier League leaders had filed a bid worth £60 million for the playmaker, who even handed in an official transfer request; but it was not enough to move the Foxes, who Goal understands were holding out for a fee upwards of £95m.  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 City’s withdrawal from talks means ex-Athletic defender Aymeric Laporte is the only new face at the Etihad Stadium following the January window, but Pep refused to be too downbeat over the failure to land his man. “Mahrez is a Leicester player. I don’t talk about it too much,” he explained to reporters after City dispatched West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Wednesday.”The transfer window is over so the guys who are here will finish the season.”Mahrez might be staying put, albeit rather reluctantly, for the rest of the season, but he was a notable absentee as Leicester were downed 2-1 in their midweek Premier League outing away to Everton. Manager Claude Puel, however, hopes that the Algeria international will put his disappointment behind him and continue to play a starring role for the Foxes. “We will see with Riyad – perhaps there is some disappointment – but today we had to focus on the game,” Puel explained to Sky Sports.”It’s always a difficult situation but I hope Riyad can come back quickly with a smile, happy to play for us.”City now sit 15 points clear at the Premier League summit after their win was accompanied by defeat for arch-rivals Manchester United, while defeat for Leicester sees the club drop to eighth behind Burnley. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Everton complete €30m Kean signing from Juve

first_imgEverton have confirmed the capture of highly rated Juventus teenager Moise Kean in a deal worth an initial €27.5 million (£25m/$31m)The deal could grow to become worth up to €30m (£27m/$33m) with add-ons, with Kean set to earn €3m (£2.75m/$3.3m) a year on Merseyside across a five-year contract.Kean, who has been capped three times by his country, scored six goals in 13 Serie A appearances last term. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I am very proud and honoured to wear the Everton shirt. I will give my best to this team,” the Toffees’ latest signing told evertontv .“I was convinced to sign because Everton is a club looking to the future and so am I. I know about the size of the Club. It has big ambition and I will work very hard to help us fulfil what we want to achieve.“I am used to winning and I want to bring this winning attitude to the team. I hope I will be very good on the field and bring the fans joy.”Marco Silva’s side will be looking to improve upon an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season and identified the young Italian as a shrewd addition to a club looking to make forward strides.“A striker was one of our priority signings this summer,” Silva said in the wake of Kean’s signing.Moise Kean Juventus Cagliari“Moise is strong, fast, with many good qualities as a striker and he is just 19 years old. He has talent and he is ready to work, ready to improve our squad and gives us different solutions.“Of course he was at a big club, now he’s come to another big club and is ready to fight for this challenge and to give everything to Everton Football Club.”Kean becomes the club’s fifth summer signing following the arrivals of former Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, Idrissa Gueye’s replacement Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes after he made his loan move from Barcelona permanent.Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic joined Gueye in leaving the club this summer, the pair joining RB Leipzig and CSKA Moscow, respectively.Everton’s Premier League campaign begins on August 10 with a trip to Crystal Palace.last_img read more

Upgrade Your Socks in a Big Way with Ace & Everett

first_imgThe first step in curating an effective fall wardrobe? Upgrading your socks with Ace & Everett — at least we think that’s a great place to start. In the way of small style details that help you stand out the right way, handsomely made, stylish socks couldn’t be more essential for today’s menswear fan. Yet, we prefer patterns with a little more restraint, refinement and subtle style — and that’s what Ace & Everett delivers on with its new fall collection.Each pair, from The Thom (a modern herringbone pattern sock) to the striking Downtown Sock — fashioned in a  comfortable wool-cotton blend — draws inspiration this season from intertwined inspirations like New York City architecture and flooring. Yes, that’s right — flooring, and all the variety of inspiration that comes from NYC’s iconic skyline (and electric energy). Take the distinctive Viktor Sock, modeled after chevron flooring and available in colors ranging from a rich plum (wearable with dark denim and cognac wingtips) to a neutral, cool shade of black (able to slip into black captoe boots and grey flannel trousers).Taking cues from what the brand calls “subtle variations” in the changing hues of marble and rare wood flooring, among other inspirations, led to socks that are soft and comfortable to the touch. They’re also durable, easy to wear and versatile enough to go with any kind of footwear you please. The Bennett, for instance, traces its roots to 70 Pine Street, a historic building that was a product of the skyscraper boom in 1930s New York.It’s fitting that the Bennett could give you the confidence to take on boardroom meetings of your own — the subtle style of these socks would sit handsomely beneath a navy worsted wool suit and black wingtips this coming fall.While Ace & Everett socks are a bit pricey, they’re no doubt worth the investment; certainly, they’re also worth stocking up on in a few colors to wear with your favorite fall style staples. With subtle variations in color, texture and fabric, each pair is unique and striking in a subtle way — the perfect socks to complement both tailored wear and casual, rugged outfits. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attirelast_img read more

VIDEO: Viking Star Float Out

first_imgzoom Float out is a major construction milestone for a ship, as it marks the first encounter of the steel construction with the water, which will carry it throughout its lifetime. The same was for Viking Ocean Cruises’ first ship – the 930-passenger Viking Star- set to debut in early 2015.The traditional ceremony, which took place on Monday, June 23 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy, kicked off the final stage of outfitting and interior build-out.Viking also announced that Trude Drevland, the mayor of Bergen, Norway, will be godmother to Viking Star and will officially “name” the ship during a christening ceremony on May 17, 2015 – Norwegian Constitution Day.“Trude,” as she is known throughout Norway, was on-hand at the shipyard to assist with the float-out ceremony, helping weld coins to the ship – a good luck practice that dates back to Roman times – and cutting a cord to allow water to begin flowing into the ship’s building dock.Press Release, July 14th, 2014last_img read more

Teacher turns to crowdfunding to buy greenhouse for Nunavut students

first_imgQIKIQTARJUAQ, Nunavut – A teacher in a remote Nunavut community is trying to buy and build a greenhouse in the hopes that he and his students can cut the sky-high costs of healthy eating in the North.“We’re at almost 24-hour daylight here now, so for the next five months, there’s going to be more than enough daylight,” Adam Malcolm, who works at the Inuksuit School in Qikiqtarjuaq, told The Canadian Press.Like many northern communities, perishables arrive at the store by air. That means four tomatoes cost $14. A bag with six apples and three oranges is $20.Want blueberries? Even a tiny package — and they’re a little mouldy — is $12.And Malcolm says that’s with the Nutrition North subsidy for healthy foods.He’s started a GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising $4,500 for a greenhouse about the size of a garden shed. The goal is to have it shipped to the community from Ottawa so planting can begin in June.Malcolm said seeds are already on the way which students will plant in the school right away and then transfer into the greenhouse when classes end for the summer.“They’re all really keen on it. The whole idea of growing vegetables in the North is a real novelty here,” he said.They’re not the first to consider greenhouses as an alternative to importing expensive produce from the south, but it’s always a challenge for anyone who tries.Days of continuous sunlight in the summer mean long stretches of perpetual darkness in the winter, which means expensive investments in lights, heating systems and insulation for anyone who wants to grow year-round.Even a small summer greenhouse like the one Malcolm’s students want will need a heater so the plants can survive the cold nights.Larry Lenton, with Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, says the high costs of such equipment quickly drive up the price of any vegetables a northern greenhouse can commercially produce. On top of that, Lenton says the communities are small and spread out, which means the market size is tiny.A lack of people with the necessary green-thumb skills is also a hurdle, according to a ministry study several years ago on the viability of greenhouses in the North.But Lenton said small-scale projects like the one spearheaded by Malcolm grow more than just vegetables — they nurture the skills needed for a greenhouse capable of supplying healthy food for everyone in their community.“It almost starts from there, just that community interest of having that ability to grow food,” said Lenton, an outreach director with the science and technology branch based in Regina.Malcolm says he hopes the crowdfunded greenhouse in Qikiqtarjuaq could one day lead to a larger-scale operation capable of feeding more people.If they get enough money and the season goes well, in the fall students will be harvesting tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peas, melons and hot peppers.“A couple of students wanted to try hot peppers because they don’t believe hot peppers really grow from plants,” Malcolm said.— By Rob Drinkwater in Edmonton(GoFundMe link: read more

Saskatchewan Party pays tribute to soontoberetired Premier Brad Wall

first_imgSASKATOON – Premier Brad Wall wiped back tears Saturday after Saskatchewan Party members paid tribute to their soon-to-be-retired leader during the party’s annual convention.Over 600 delegates were present at an auditorium in Saskatoon for the tribute, which included speeches by political pundit Rex Murphy and the party’s founding member, Ken Krawetz, who now serves as Wall’s chief of staff.Murphy spoke of Wall’s defence of the oil industry, noting it isn’t easy to stand against the rest of the country and the federal government.An emotional Wall, who has been Saskatchewan’s premier for a decade, thanked the party and members for their support.The convention also included a debate among the five candidates vying to replace him as leader.Wall will officially step down as premier following a leadership vote in Saskatoon on Jan. 27.“I do believe it’s time for me to go,” he told the convention.Wall was commended for standing against the federal government’s proposed carbon tax, maintaining Saskatchewan’s AAA credit rating and approving new hospitals across the province.“The gift that Brad Wall gave to politics in Canada is that he was not ashamed to say what is actually, obviously true,” Murphy said.Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre applauded Wall’s thoughtfulness in cabinet meetings, fondly describing his ability to listen and ask questions.She also described his “kiss of death” on policy ideas, which she said he delivered after convoluted proposals prepared by bureaucrats.“He might take off his glasses, rub his eyes and say, ‘I don’t know about this,’ then sort of purse his lips and look into the middle of distance,” Eyre said.(CKOM)last_img read more

Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Activist Namal Kumara had made the revelation to the media over the plot to kill the President, following a telephone conversation he had with Nalaka de Silva.Nalaka de Silva appeared in court today and was ordered to be further remanded.(Colombo Gazette) Former Terrorist Investigations Department head, (DIG) Nalaka de Silva, was today ordered to be further remanded till December 11th.He was arrested in October by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after being questioned over an alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and other VVIPs.

Asian shares mostly higher after rise on Wall Street

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by a rise on Wall Street amid some signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% to 21,570.81 in afternoon trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1% to 6,621.10. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.6% to 2,043.96. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.7% to 27,147.07, while the Shanghai Composite slid 0.1% to 3,017.53.On Wall Street, investors continued to flock to smaller-company stocks they see as being better shielded from the fallout of the costly trade war between the U.S. and China than large multinationals.The S&P 500 index inched up 0.96 points, or less than 0.1%, to 2,979.39. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 73.92 points, or 0.3%, to 26,909.43. The average was briefly down 118 points. The Nasdaq, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks, slid 3.28 points, or less than 0.1%, to 8,084.16. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks led the gainers, adding 18.76 points, or 1.2%, to 1,542.99.The U.S. market has been gaining ground for two weeks as investors remain confident in the strength of the economy, despite the lingering trade war between the U.S. and China.The feud between the world’s two largest economies has been injecting doses of volatility into the market as both sides escalate and then pull back. Recent plans for trade talks to resume in October raised some hope on Wall Street for a resolution.“The U.S.-China tug of war will continue, but there is growing sense that U.S.-China sentiment may be shifting to a state of trade war neutrality,” said Stephen Innes, Asia-Pacific market strategist at AxiTrader.Meanwhile, investors continue to watch the steady flow of economic data for a clearer picture of the U.S. economy’s health. Recent reports have been a mixed bag, including a Labor Department report Tuesday that showed both a slip in job openings as well as a slight increase in hiring in July.The Labor Department will report the latest consumer price index figures on Thursday and the Commerce Department will report August retail sales data on Friday. Economists continue to expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates at its meeting next week to help maintain U.S. economic growth.ENERGY:Benchmark crude oil rose 52 cents to $57.92. It fell 45 cents to $57.40 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, gained 54 cents to $62.92 a barrel.CURRENCIES:The dollar rose to 107.78 Japanese yen from 107.39 yen on Tuesday. The euro edged up to $1.1052 from $1.1035.Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State mens hockey set to honor 8 seniors playing in final

Forward Matt Johnson (26) is 1 of 8 OSU seniors scheduled to play their final collegiate home game against Minnesota on March 7 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Kelly Roderick / Lantern photographerAfter 142 games, the Ohio State men’s hockey senior class is set for one last series at the Schottenstein Center.The Buckeyes are set to honor eight seniors on Saturday night — forwards Tanner Fritz, Matt Johnson, Darik Angeli, Chad Niddery and Nick Oddo and defensemen Al McLean, Justin DaSilva and Clark Cristofoli — as they play in their final collegiate home game.“They are what an Ohio State Buckeye is,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “All eight of these guys have brought different things to the table, on the ice, off the ice and in the classroom.”Former Buckeye and current Binghamton Senator in the AHL Ryan Dzingel sang his praises for his former teammates as well.“This senior class is a group filled with character,” Dzingel said in an email.The class has played a big role in leadership for the Buckeyes. This season, the seniors have become the leading offensive unit, scoring 33 of the Buckeyes’ 84 goals. They also showed their ability on the defensive side, blocking 192 of OSU’s 493 total blocked shots.“These guys are always that group that’s there for you, no matter what,” junior forward Anthony Greco said. “Each player brings a different element to our game. Johnson and Niddery are hardworking and give their all every day at the rink. We will also miss the skill that Fritz, Oddo and Angeli have. They are all going to be missed and it’s going to be tough to find guys that are able to fill those holes.”This weekend’s last home series against the Minnesota Golden Gophers is a time for the seniors to express gratitude and appreciation for OSU and their teammates.“This experience has meant absolutely everything to me,” DaSilva said in an email. “I’m proud that I was able to play hockey for the Ohio State University and be a part of this community.”DaSilva said the reality of his OSU career winding down hasn’t hit just yet.“I don’t think the feeling will come till Saturday night,” he said. “When we walk out of the locker for the last time, that’s when all emotions will come.”Oddo added that he has some mixed emotions as senior night approaches.“It’s exciting and sad kind of at the same time, it’s the last time we will be here playing in front of our home fans, it’s kind of bittersweet,” Oddo said.Rohlik said it will be an emotional weekend for the seniors, but added that’s not necessarily a negative.“I feel like this emotion can be seen in a positive way too, because I think there is a lot of guys in this room that want to send them (the seniors) off on the right note,” Rohlik said.Greco said the loss of this year’s seniors is especially hard.“They have been great, this senior class is kind of my core group of buddies on the team. These were the guys that directed me and helped me when I came in. I’ve grown to be close with all of them and it’s going to be sad to see them leave,” Greco said.For OSU, the season is far from over with the thought of the Big Ten Tournament on the horizon.After achieving their first series sweep against the Penn State Nittany Lions last weekend, the Buckeyes are looking to build upon that momentum with just two series to play before the postseason, Oddo said.“We dealt with a lot of different things, going through injuries, traveling, different elements like that,” he said. “So coming back here with a full healthy roster, we have the ability to be successful.”The Buckeyes are set to take on the No. 15 Golden Gophers Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Mary Berry breaks down in tears as she recalls the death of

first_img“It was about 1pm. The doorbell rang and a policeman was there. Immediately, I knew why. He said, ‘There’s been an accident and I’m sorry to say your son is dead’.”She and her husband rushed to hospital where they saw William for the last time.”He just looked so beautiful and so lovely, his little cold face and it was nice to say farewell.” William had come home from university on a Friday night and enjoyed a family roast dinner.”I remember him walking through the door and asking ‘Who is coming?’ And I said, ‘It’s for you, it’s so lovely to see you and have you here’,” Berry said.He borrowed the family car the following day for a trip into town and never returned. Sat crying watching #TheMaryBerryStory. It’s so sad watching her talk about her son’s death. Mary is so lovely, hardworking and talented.— Joanna Muchmore (@JoannaMuchmore) November 11, 2016 I’ve come to the conclusion the world needs more people like Mary Berry. Just watched #TheMaryBerryStory on @BBCTwo. What a woman!— Gary Burgess (@GaryBurgessITV) November 11, 2016center_img Mary Berry has described her heartbreak when she was told that her son 19-year old son William was killed in a car crash.The star of The Great British Bake Off wept as she recalled the accident in 1989 when William had come home from university during a BBC documentary about her life.Her raw emotions as she was filmed visiting William’s grave led to a wave of sympathy on social media from viewers who called for her to be made a dame. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

12yearold boy accused of pulling gun on classmate and demanding a chicken

first_img By Associated Press 12-year-old boy accused of pulling gun on classmate and demanding a chicken nugget Police say the girl smacked the gun away and told the boy to leave her alone. Short URL Image: AP/Press Association Images 15,819 Views Jan 13th 2017, 5:57 PM Image: AP/Press Association Images Share9 Tweet Email Friday 13 Jan 2017, 5:57 PM 49 Comments A 12-YEAR-OLD New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.Police say the boy first approached the girl inside a McDonald’s in Harlem on Tuesday and asked her for one of her Chicken McNuggets. When the girl refused, police say the boy followed her as she walked to a nearby subway station and pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she give him a nugget.Police say the girl smacked the gun away and told the boy to leave her alone.The girl reported the incident to school officials the next day and the boy was taken into police custody for attempted robbery. The gun was not found, and it’s unclear if it was real.Read: Obama to Biden: ‘I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Juventus prepare Pogba offer

first_imgJuventus are plotting a sensational move to bring Paul Pogba back to the club.The Italian club are ready to cash in on players like Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Daniele Rugani to find a transfer for Pogba.The Turin based outfit have made initial contact with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, and have informed him of their desire to resign the midfielder they sold to United for £89million two years ago.It is understood United would be willing to sell due to the fractious relationship between Jose and Pogba, which escalated last season after the player was dropped to the bench on several occasions.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The awkwardness between player and coach was made obvious when Mourinho made comments to reporters about Pogba’s World Cup performance with France.“I don’t think it’s about us getting the best out of him but him giving us the best he has to offer,” Mourinho responded when asked about United getting the best out of Pogba, according to Daily Mail.This won’t have gone unnoticed by Paul who’s currently on holiday in the United States.Meanwhile, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri wants Pogba to come to join Cristiano Ronaldo at the club as he plans to extend his dominance of the Italian Serie A into the UEFA Champions League.last_img read more

Mignolet confident Liverpool can wrap up title

first_imgSimon Mignolet believes Liverpool would learn from their late title twist in 2014 as they close in on their first Premier League crown.Only three players Mignolet, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge who were all instrumental in that campaign are in the current team.And five years on they are on the cusp of something special with a four-point lead ahead of Man City.“So much has changed over the past five years here,” he told the ECHO.“It’s only Hendo, Studge and me still here from the last time we really fought for the title.“Back then a lot of it was about Luis Suarez and Studge, whereas now the goals are shared about more. We had a really good team in 2013/14 but the moment we got one or two injuries it became difficult.“We’ve got a broad squad now which means we can cope with injuries. That’s probably the biggest difference with last time.“If a game is deadlocked there is always someone ready on the bench who is capable of opening a game up. In that sense, we’re in a much better position than we were then.23 – Mohamed Salah & Roberto Firmino have combined to set up 23 goalscoring chances for one another in the Premier League this season; more than any other pair. The next best is Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mané (22 chances created between each other). Dangerous.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 21, 2019Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“The general quality of this squad is the best I’ve ever known. When we play 11 v 11 in training it’s like being involved in a top match in the Premier League.“It’s not 11 first-teamers against 11 reserves, it’s two Premier League sides facing each other in training. It’s high quality.”Klopp’s men are breaking club records with their tally of 60 points from 23 games the best return at this stage of a season in the club’s illustrious history.Defensively, the difference is vast. Where Liverpool leaked 50 league goals in 2013/14, now the foundations are much stronger with just 13 conceded this time around.7 – Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool won seven league games during December 2018 – the most they’ve ever won in a single calendar month in their entire history. Award.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 11, 2019“Exactly and that’s massive,” Mignolet said.“I think a big part of that is Virgil van Dijk. Ever since he’s come in he’s made a huge difference.“It’s not only his playing ability but the character and the leadership he sends out from the back. It’s especially important when you play teams like Brighton and Crystal Palace recently.“It’s the pressure he eases with his clearing headers. He always makes it look so easy. Something that’s very difficult for anyone else, just looks like a walk in the park for Virgil. He’s made us a lot more solid than before.”last_img read more

US Representatives tour Otay Mesa border

first_img Ashlie Rodriguez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three U.S. Representatives from the south visited Otay Mesa to see what’s happening with border security, specifically with physical structures.Kay Granger (TX.), Chuck Fleischmann (TN.), and Steve Palazzo (MS) are on the appropriations committee, which is responsible for passing appropriation bills along with its Senate counterpart.They wanted to see the border fencing and it’s effect on illegal immigration and drug and human trafficking.The three are collecting information to help arrive at a compromise bill that will handle our border security.All three said they see a need for stronger physical barriers. Ashlie Rodriguez Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter February 4, 2019center_img U.S. Representatives tour Otay Mesa border Posted: February 4, 2019 Updated: 10:40 PMlast_img read more

Londoner Macao designs ongoing Wilfred Wong

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Sands China President and Chief Operating Officer Wilfred Wong says that final designs for transformation of its Cotai Strip property Sands Cotai Central into Londoner Macao are ongoing following the company’s recent announcement of a US$1 billion increase in its investment.“There has been, as we plan for the refurbishment of Sands Cotai Central, an increase in the scope of the works,” he told Inside Asian Gaming following a panel session at MGS Summit on Wednesday. “As we plan, we look at different public areas, different designs and we feel the need to upgrade some of these refurbishments in order for us to remain competitive. Don’t forget that it is still two years away before Sands Cotai Central turns into The Londoner so we’re really looking ahead and are very happy to invest in the future of Macau.”Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson revealed in the company’s 3Q18 earnings call earlier this month that Sands would increase its total investment into the refurbishment of Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Four Seasons and St. Regis suites, from US$1.2 billion to US$2.2 billion. Those projects will start coming online from 2020, with Dr Wong confirming that work on the first projects would begin immediately after Chinese New Year in February 2019.While the timeline puts Sands China’s new developments on a collision course with the first release of information on the upcoming Macau re-tendering process, due by no later than October next year, Dr Wong insisted he is “not going to speculate on what the tender requirements will be,” adding, “I have full faith in the Macau government to treat everyone fairly, so we’re confident.”However, he did acknowledge potential challenges ahead for all Macau operators given recent trade tensions between the US and China.“I think there are certain differences between the east and the west both in terms of their philosophy and their cultural background,” he observed. “And at a time when the western culture is dominating the world everyone follows the rules that are dictated by western culture.“Now eastern culture is emerging – China, Japan – the eastern culture has emerged and therefore there are certain ways in which we think about a problem and how we look at the world order.“That will lead to conflicts and challenges in trade, in military, in other areas and so I think this cultural difference has to be reconciliated in order for the world to reach a new world order.” RelatedPosts Load More Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launchlast_img read more