Basics key to successful tournament says Shakib

first_imgBangladesh will take one game at a time, but it is important to win each one, captain Shakib Al Hasan said in Dhaka on Friday – a day ahead of their opening game against India.”We have six league games, that’s the important thing. We are taking it gameby-game,” Shakib told reporters at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. “We are not thinking about India. We want to improve ourselves. We want to go there and do the basics right. If we do that we will have a very good game.”Shakib Al HasanBangladeshi players may not be as experienced as their Indian counterparts, but Shakib was confident that whatever they have gained so far would be put to good use in the daynight encounter on Saturday.”The guys have played enough cricket to cope with the pressure. I don’t think it can get better than this. Playing a strong side like India has its advantages. We want to prove ourselves against the best,” he said.Shakib said that his team cannot fully depend on any one factor, be it the likely evening dew or the spinners, who are Bangladesh’s strength. “If there is no dew, conditions will be good for batting till the end. We can’t rely only on spin, because teams from the sub-continent usually play spin quite well,” he pointed out.His Indian counterpart, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, underlined the significance of getting off to a winning start in the World Cup. “I think the tournament has already started for us with a couple of warm-up matches. We started relaxed and then we have picked up the intensity. It’s important for us to start on a winning note. Bangladesh is a good side. It will be a good contest,” Dhoni said.advertisementThe skipper added that India’s overall performance in the last few years gives him confidence.”I think last two years’ performance contributes a lot. We have missed key players in ODIs and still done well. Maybe that is the reason why we are said to be favourites. The home conditions just add on to it,” he said.The India captain is not averse to contemplating playing two spinners in the XI. “Well, that definitely is a big option. I have not seen wicket, so I don’t know how it will behave. It will depend on how the wicket will behave,” he said. Soon after the press conference he went to have a close look at the pitch.last_img read more

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Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers

first_imgNotre Dame accidentally sends recruiting letter to Rutgers OL.Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015last_img read more

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Photo: Shelley Meyer Had A National Championship Ring Made Into A Necklace

first_imgurban meyer and his wife shelley meyer after the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Ohio State’s players and coaches weren’t the only ones to receive rings for the national championship. The coaches wives also received some “bling” for the win, and Shelley Meyer tweeted out a picture of her new jewelry yesterday. She had the ring turned into a necklace. There is probably no more sought after accessory in the state of Ohio right now.Buckeyes got their “ring bling”-Buckeye Coaches’ Wives got some championship bling of their own. #1 #natlchamps pic.twitter.com/jxOfYrwGsx— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) March 27, 2015Few college football coaches’ wives are as active as Shelley Meyer. She and the other Buckeye wives definitely earned this after a long season.last_img read more

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Flooding in St. Mary – ODPEM

first_img Contact- Gizelle Mowatt, Acting Information Officer, ODPEM;  gmowatt@odpem.org.jm; Tel: 906-9674-5 ext. 6102 The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise the public that the stationary front currently affecting the island has produced heavy rains resulting in flooding within the parish of St. Mary. The areas affected include: -Port Maria -Oracabessa -Sections of Junction in the vicinity of Georgia Emergency response agencies have been alerted and are currently reporting to the areas. Persons in flood prone areas are reminded to: 1. Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas. Decide on likely evacuation routes now. 2. Avoid flooded waterways, i.e. fordings, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles. The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as events warrant.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens ice hockey travels to North Dakota in search of

Ohio State offensive junior Claudia Kepler (24) controls the puck during a game against Bemidji State University on Nov. 6 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Eileen McClory | Senior Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is preparing for a long road swing — it will not play in Columbus again until Dec. 11 — so it is preparing to take its game on the road.First, the Buckeyes travel this weekend to Grand Forks, North Dakota, for two games against University of North Dakota (6-2-2), winners of two of its last four contests.Despite outshooting Bemidji State in both losses of its series last weekend, the OSU offense could only generate two goals. The team took to the ice for its final practice on Thursday before leaving expecting to score more goals over the weekend.“Until they decide on a different way to decide hockey games, we need to score goals,” assistant coach Carson Duggan said. “I thought we had a really solid weekend and weren’t rewarded.”Goal scoringJunior forward Claudia Kepler, who leads the team in shots with 28, wants to see her forward unit score more goals.“Our line, (Kendall Curtis) is a very skilled player, and I’d say one of my strengths is shooting the puck,” Kepler said. “So we try to use our strengths as much as possible.”Curtis, the senior forward who scored the lone goal in the loss last Saturday, welcomed the pressure she, Kepler and sophomore Julianna Iafallo put on themselves in order for the team to be successful. But Kepler took it one step further, saying she wants to generate more scoring on her own.“There have been a lot of times I should have taken the puck to the net but instead I kind of held up and looked to make a pass,” Kepler said. The Buckeyes were off on Wednesday to coincide with classes being canceled for Veterans Day. With a road trip, the first in a month, the members of the team think the odd schedule is an opportunity to shake up their play.“I think these girls have been working really hard on the ice,” Duggan said. “The conditioning is obviously still there, but it’s nice to get a little break.”In Duggan’s opinion, the break was the opportunity to spark the offense without taking to the ice.“You want to keep the edge and the excitement in coming to the rink, so a day off like that was a mental break, which I think is just as important,” Duggan said.Kepler, who is second to Curtis in goals scored on the season, will look to simplify her game in order to generate more offense for the team.“Creating scoring chances, you’ve got to shoot to get chances,” Kepler said.Dinged-up defenseThe Buckeyes have eight defenders on their roster, but will head to North Dakota with only five ready to play on Friday night. Freshman Jincy Dunne and her sophomore sister, Jessica, have yet to play this season. Redshirt junior Bryanna Neuwald did not play last Saturday and is expected to be sidelined this weekend too. Shorthanded, coach Jenny Potter played senior forward Julia McKinnon on defense, where she is set to remain against North Dakota.“It’s obviously hard with five D-men and one forward back there,” junior defender Alexa Ranahan said. “She’s doing an amazing job, you can’t tell she’s new to it.”Ranahan believes despite the injuries, the defense has turned into a strength for the Buckeyes, who have allowed only eight goals in their last four contests.“It’s definitely helpful in our situation right now where we are struggling to score,” Ranahan said. “I think as long as we stay solid on (defense) and score a little we’ll be good.”Strong defense will be important for the Buckeyes on the road this weekend, which may have another low-scoring series in front of them. North Dakota has allowed only 21 goals this season, 23 fewer than the Buckeyes.Duggan, whose skaters have been focusing on scoring more goals, welcomes the opportunity to face another tough defensive squad only one week after dropping both games to the Beavers.“We’ve got to stick to our systems without getting frustrated,” Duggan said. “Otherwise you’ll start to grip your stick tighter, but once we get one, it’ll turn into two and three.”Ranahan, who last week was named a co-captain, said she expects the defense to continue to perform while the offense looks to get into form.“You can always expect good competition,” Ranahan said. “We know it’s always really tough against North Dakota. I know I love the nitty-gritty battles.”Opponent notesNorth Dakota will take to the ice against the Buckeyes off 13 days of rest. It last played Minnesota on Oct. 30, winning 4-3 to split its weekend series with the Golden Gophers.The Buckeyes lost both their contests to Minnesota by a combined score of 17-4 to start a home stand that would finish 2-4.Puck drops in Grand Forks at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday and 2:07 p.m. on Sunday.Correction 9/13: An earlier version of this story said the two games were to take place on Friday and Saturday, when in fact they are on Saturday and Sunday. read more

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Mens Hockey Ohio States Tommy Parran leaves mark on ice and in

Ohio State senior defender Tommy Parran reaches for a puck during the second period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan on Jan. 11. Ohio State lost 2-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternWhen thinking about the qualities of a hockey player, some may include athleticism, toughness or their ability to be a team player. While these all help describe Ohio State senior defenseman Tommy Parran, one quality is missing: service orientation. The Shaker Heights, Ohio, native is a finalist for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award for his performance on and off the ice. According to hockeyhumanitarian.org, the award goes to “a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team, but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.”Parran was one of 17 players nominated, including Ohio State women’s hockey senior forward Jacyn Reeves, and is the first player from the Ohio State men’s hockey team to be a top-five finalist.Parran is the director of service for the Ohio State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, earning an Ohio State scholar-athlete and has Academic All-Big Ten honors.Parran said he is genuinely interested in helping his community, but he is not alone with this mindset.“I owe a lot to my committee members,” Parran said. “We have a great portion of the student-athlete body that consistently volunteers. I might get some of the credit for that, but I really am excited for what the future brings for the committee.” Before Ohio State, Parran was involved with community service in high school at St. Ignatius in Cleveland. On Fridays, instead of being in class, they performed community service in the mornings at nursing homes, an urban community school in the inner city and homeless shelters. Parran noted that some of his friends in high school started a group that went and ate lunch with people at the homeless shelter across from their school a few times a week. His high school service kickstarted one of the biggest parts of his life.Parran wasn’t always involved with service at the start of his career at Ohio State, but he said he “made it a point to have that as part of my life” in his junior and senior years. “I’m just really proud of him, I think it speaks volumes for what we’re all about,” men’s hockey head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We have so many things to be involved with here and Tommy’s gone out of his way to be involved in a lot of different things.”Through his involvement with service at Ohio State, Parran has had opportunities to travel to Thailand during summer 2017. He went with a group from the Ohio State athletics department and said he experienced something that was life-changing.“I had the opportunity not only to teach them English and healthy living habits, but also to show them that their athletic talents could give them things in life like education and a chance at a better future,” Parran said.  Parran said that as an athlete, the amount of time spent training, even during the offseason, does not usually allow for athletes to have the opportunity to study abroad. But he said he received a scholarship to serve abroad during the summer. Rohlik said Parran cares about not only his team, but about helping others.“It’s total leadership,” Rohlik said. “Hockey’s going to end someday and the relationships he’s made and the experience he has is going to take care of him for the rest of his life.”As for what is next for the senior defenseman, Parran is focused on winning the fast-approaching championships. He is also considering professional hockey and might come back for law school at Ohio State, as he’s been studying for the LSAT. The winner for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced during a ceremony on April 12 during NCAA’s Men’s Frozen Four weekend in Buffalo, New York. read more

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Parliament approves debt swamp

first_imgOn Thursday, Parliament took the first step towards endorsing a new debt deal with the country’s foreign creditors, approving a bond swap with private bondholders which underpins the whole agreement and would relieve the country of more than 100 billion euros of debt burden. The official public offer to bondholders is to be made today with the aim of completing the procedure by March 12. With the two parties in the ruling coalition, Socialist PASOK and conservative New Democracy, enjoying a comfortable majority, and as no request was made for a vote by roll call, the law passed automatically. Meanwhile Parliament’s social affairs committee approved a second bill detailing the implementation of austerity measures and reforms that have already been approved, and imposes another 3.2 billion euros in extra measures including cuts to pensions. That bill is to be voted on next Wednesday.Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said the approval of the debt swap deal – known as PSI (for private sector involvement) – “will allow us to start emerging from the maelstrom. But to succeed, we need to be united, serious, trustworthy, persistent and to work, work, work,” he said. Foreign officials went further. Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank – one of Greece’s three official foreign creditors, along with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund – said in comments published in Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Greece’s compliance with the terms of a new debt deal must be “flawless” to avoid worse trouble. Government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis insisted that authorities are “determined to take all the measures necessary for the agreement to proceed as planned.” In comments to state television channel NET, he added that additional measures for 2013 and 2014 would be discussed in June, when a new government is expected to be in place following elections set for April. The two main parties are gearing up for snap polls. Kathimerini understands that Venizelos, the key challenger for the PASOK leadership, is to inform party cadres of his intention to run for the post. It is thought that Venizelos will not quit as minister until the PSI process is complete. He and Prime Minister Lucas Papademos are expected to discuss the matter soon. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Cannavaro Napoli need Messi to beat Juventus for the Serie A

first_imgNapoli’s only hope of ending Juventus’ dominance in the Serie A is by signing Lionel Messi, says former defender Fabio CannavaroCarlo Ancelotti’s side already find themselves nine points adrift of unbeaten leaders Juventus at the half-way stage of this season.The Bianconeri have enjoyed a record-breaking start with new star arrival Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge for an eighth consecutive crown.Cannavaro, who started out his playing career at Napoli, warned his hometown club that Juventus appear to be “invincible” right now and that their only realistic hope of beating them lies with Messi.“It really did seem as if Napoli or Inter could halt the Juventus domination, but the Bianconeri seem intent on marching on regardless,” Cannavaro told Il Mattino.“Juve deserve credit for understanding what to do in certain moments. They signed Cristiano Ronaldo when needing to give confidence and renewed enthusiasm to the squad, stepping up a level in Europe and maintaining the invincible aura in Italy.“The only way Napoli will take the Scudetto off Juventus is by signing Lionel Messi. Either that, or Juve gift it to them.”The 45-year-old, who also used to play for Juventus, hopes to see the Old Lady win the Champions League with Napoli claiming the Europa League title.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I would love it for Juventus to win the Champions League this season and Napoli the Europa League, as it’d be a wonderful double for Italian football,” added Cannavaro.“I was in the Parma squad that represented the last Italian club to win the old UEFA Cup and I don’t understand why our teams are now struggling in Europe, as we used to dominate these competitions.“I think Napoli have everything it takes to bring the trophy home.”Cannavaro made 421 appearances in the Serie A with the majority of them coming at Parma along with a two-year spell at Inter Milan.He also played for Real Madrid for three years and won La Liga twice before spending a year at Juventus and finally retiring in 2011 at Dubai side Al-Ahli.The ex-defender’s most famous moment in football came when he captained Italy to the 2006 World Cup and later won the Ballon d’Or that year.Cannavaro now coaches Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.BERLIN – JULY 09: The Italian players celebrate as Fabio Cannavaro of Italy lifts the World Cup trophy aloft following victory in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Final match between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Mane says Liverpool progress every season

first_imgAccording to the Reds’ footballer Sadio Mane, Liverpool has improved every year since he has been at the English Premier League club.Liverpool is currently in the first position of the English Premier League table.And Sadio Mane believes his team gets better every year.“Every single season we progress and that is positive for us,” he told Sky Sports.“That’s why we train hard every single day, to learn a lot, to get better and better.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s positive and now we are going to go for something special with the club,” he added.“At the moment we are at the top of the league.”“There is so far for this season to be done but everything is possible,” Mane commented.“We are going to try and take game by game without making pressure for ourselves because we know it is very high.”last_img read more

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UPDATE Seward Highway Closed Overnight Due To Motor Vehicle Accident

first_imgOriginal Story: The Alaska State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Seward Highway at MP 77.5 around 10:51 p.m., last night. The workers had one lane closed and were operating a pilot car for traffic. The driver, an adult male, became pinned as a result of the collision and his lower body was trapped. Limited details are known at this time. Updates will be posted as they are made available. The tractor trailer was stopped at a construction zone per the direction of construction workers and rear ended by the Taurus. He was flown to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. The cause of the collision is under investigation.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 9:06 a.m.: The preliminary investigation found that the driver of a 1997 Ford Taurus was southbound on the Seward Highway near Milepost 77.5 when it struck a 2014 International Harvester tractor trailer. According to the highway closure alert there were injuries sustained in the accident. The highway is closed in both directions effective until 5:51 a.m. Update at 4:55 a.m.:Seward Hwy Mile 77.5; Both lanes of traffic are open.last_img read more

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Republican House 30 Forum For Primary Election Tonight

first_imgIncumbent Representative Gary Knopp will join hosts Jennifer Williams and Tom Randall. This is the first in a week-long series of primary candidate forums. Don’t forget to vote in the primary election on Tuesday, August 21, from 7am to 8pm. Tune in to KSRM 920AM at 5pm, or click here to stream live over the internet.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KSRM will be hosting a live-forum with the sole candidate running for House District 30, from 5-6pm on KSRM 920AM this evening.last_img read more

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Automated Map Creator Launches

first_imgA monthly subscription to the Blinkplan system costs $29 per month. Weekly magazines can opt for a package deal ($55 per month) that stores 12 maps at a time, the company says. A pair of magazine and software design professionals are targeting magazine publishers with their new program, Blinkplan, which they say offers the most convenient way to draw up flatplans—the diagram, or map, that shows where articles and advertisements are laid out.Launched this fall, Blinkplan was created by South Africa-based software designer Joerg Diekmann and former magazine managing editor Kerry Rogers. The system, which is accessed at the Blinkplan Web site, automatically gives a running subtotal of how many ads, editorial pages, advertorials are in a given issue. The system can create PDFs and re-flows pages when a spread is moved. Up to three maps can be worked on at the same time. Diekmann and Rogers spent about a year-and-a-half in testing phases before working with their first magazine client: the South African edition of Cosmopolitan. “They used it for about six months until the product evolved into what it is now,” Diekmann wrote in an e-mail FOLIO:. After working with the magazine, Diekmann and Rogers discovered that Blinkplan’s process reduces the time to produce a map (using conventional spreadsheet, design package and all-inclusive systems) by half. “We definitely want to get more glossies on board like Cosmopolitan, but we think Blinkplan is also right for smaller trade magazines, contract magazines, and other business-to-business type magazines,” Diekmann wrote. “There are so many magazines that cannot afford bigger, and more fully featured systems.”last_img read more

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Deal in Senate Provides Votes for CR Ending Shutdown

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR An agreement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to provide floor time for an immigration debate won over a majority of the chamber’s Democrats, three days after they withheld their support for a continuing resolution (CR) over the lack of a deal to protect “dreamers” from deportation. Following the deal, the Senate and the House on Monday approved a stopgap measure to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government through Feb. 8.It is far from certain how the arrangement worked out between McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will resolve the underlying issue behind the Democrats’ decision to force a showdown Friday over funding the government. McConnell emphasized that his promise to hold a debate over immigration — including a measure to address the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — by mid-February was contingent on the government remaining open after Feb. 8. In other words, if a bipartisan deal is not reached over the next two-and-a-half weeks, Democrats would need to agree to pass another spending bill for an immigration debate to go ahead in the Senate, reported CQ.And even if the Senate clears a DACA fix, there’s no guarantee it would gain the support of President Trump or the House GOP.Photo by Architect of the Capitollast_img read more

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Danish cable operator YouSee will launch its OTT s

first_imgDanish cable operator YouSee will launch its OTT service YouBio in a month and a half’s time. The service will be available on its own network as well as off-net.Mathias Berg, senior vice-president, consumer, YouSee, said there were 15 other OTT services available on the market. “This is the time to embrace change and innovation,” said Berg, speaking on a chief marketing officer panel session at the CTAM Europe EuroSummit yesterday.Berg said that the OTT service would be offered as an option to new and existing subscribers. Spotify’s success in music streaming had shown that subscription OTT services could work, at least in the Nordic region, he said.Berg said that his company had adopted the strategy of broadcasting all channels unencrypted on its existing digital cable network, enabling consumers to access services without a set-top box. The company has about 60% penetration of its main TV package. YouSee has already launched a TV everywhere service to secure existing customers’ loyalty, said Berg.last_img read more

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