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Attempt to murder 2 held for plotting against landlord

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested two brothers for conspiring to frame landlord in an attempt to murder case in South East Delhi’s Amar Colony. The duo have been identified as Sumit Bhadana and Naveen Bhadana, both in their early twenties. One of them also inflicted a gun wound on himself to frame his landlord.On August 22 at about 5 pm, a PCR call regarding landlord has fired upon the caller and injured is going to the hospital, was received at Amar Colony. Police team immediately reached the spot and found some blood was lying on the floor and 2 fired cartridges were also found on the floor. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThereafter, police team reached at Safdarjung Hospital and met injured Sumit Bhadana, 22 years, a resident of Bhondsi, Gurugram. Injured sustained two gun shot wounds at his shoulder and thigh. Injured Sumit Bhadana stated that his landlord Varun Juneja fired upon him. A claim which the landlord denied and said that he is being framed as the injured is unable to pay 6 months rent which amounts to Rs 2.25 lakh. “During investigation, there was some contradiction in the statement of the injured regarding the sequence of events. So, the police team confronted the injured with evidences gathered which were contradicting to his version. In the meantime, sensing that he is in trouble, injured Sumit Bhadana escaped from the Safdarjung Hospital as LAMA (Leave Against Medical Advice), while his medical tests were being conducted. Police team tried to reach out to the injured but he was not available at his residence. Thereafter, police team gathered intelligence and apprehended injured from his sister’s house at Shastri Nagar,” said DCP South East Chinmoy Biswal. Around 10 days back, accused Sumit procured a pistol from his friend from Badshahpur, Rajasthan. After shooting at his arms, the accused Sumit called his brother Naveen and disclosed the whole incident to him. Sumit also gave his pistol to Naveen.last_img read more

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The Grammys have finally embraced Justin Bieber

first_img Facebook Yet this time all of Bieber’s competitors are under the age of 40. Also nominated for album of the year are Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Adele’s 25, Drake’s Views and A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by the roots-music maverick Sturgill Simpson.Youngsters dominate other major categories too, such as Record of the Year (with nominees including Rihanna’s “Work” and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out”) and Song of the Year (in which Bieber’s “Love Yourself” will battle Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” among others).But if the famously fusty Grammys appear to be aging down, perhaps as a way to attract new viewers to a telecast whose ratings keep sliding, it’s not quite the case that the academy has shaken its old loyalties.Think of Bieber: While the sound of Purpose very much reflects the state of dance pop in 2016 — gleaming synthesizers and throbbing, sometimes harsh beats — the album uses those edgy textures to sell a classic confessional narrative. In songs like “Sorry” and “Mark My Words” he’s apologizing for his public misbehaviour over the last few years; several tracks even invoke God as a sure sign of his penitence.Which means the grown-ups at the Grammys have finally embraced Bieber not because of who he is but because he’s promising to change. That seems only clearer with the nod for “Love Yourself,” an outlier of a folk-pop ballad that Bieber co-wrote with Ed Sheeran, an established Grammy favourite.And the same goes for Posner, recognized for his clever top 5 hit about a drug-fueled meditation on the disappointments of fame. Look closely, though, and you see his nomination isn’t for the popular club remix that makes “Ibiza” so funny; it’s for Posner’s lower-impact acoustic recording.So welcome at last, young pop stars, to the prestigious Grammy club!Now please hurry up and turn into James Taylor.By Mikael WoodLos – Angeles Times Advertisement And at 22 he made it happen while still a baby, at least by Grammy standards.Indeed, Bieber may be the most surprising nominee in a category crowded with young artists. The Recording Academy is notorious for giving its flagship prize to past-their-prime veterans like Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock. In December 2012, Ellen DeGeneres had Justin Bieber on her talk show to discuss the pop star’s latest tattoo (a wise owl), what he likes to do on his days off (sneak into movies) and whether he was bummed not to have been nominated for a Grammy Award.“It’s definitely something that I was looking forward to,” he said of being recognized for his blockbuster album Believe, which failed to pick up a nod that year for music’s highest honour. “But I know that it’ll happen one day. I’m so young.”Four not-so-long years later, Bieber is tasting sweet vindication with Tuesday’s announcement of nominations for the 59th annual Grammys. The polarizing singer whose manufactured sound and tabloid shenanigans once put him beyond consideration is up for four awards, including the coveted Album of the Year with Purpose. Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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CANADIAN ICON DONALD SUTHERLAND JOINS NICOLE KIDMAN AND HUGH GRANT FOR HBOS

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Sutherland stars as Franklin Renner, Grace’s father, a retired financier and loving grandfather, who is tasked with protecting his family when turbulent revelations come to light.THE UNDOING is directed by Susanne Bier and written for television by David E. Kelley (BIG LITTLE LIES). Executive produced by David E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea, and Susanne Bier.  Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment HBO revealed this afternoon that legendary Canadian actor and Order of Canada recipient Donald Sutherland will star alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in THE UNDOING, a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The series is written for television by David E. Kelley, who reunites with HBO and Kidman following 2017’s award-winning BIG LITTLE LIES (available now on the all-new Crave).THE UNDOING will debut on Crave, the home of HBO in Canada.About THE UNDOING:Grace Sachs (Nicole Kidman) is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Hugh Grant) and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself. Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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NSE claims adverse Sebi order will not hit its functioning as exchange

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after Sebi passed orders against it in the co-location case, National Stock Exchange said Wednesday the orders do not affect its functioning as a recognised stock exchange. “Normal trading on NSE in all segments will continue from Thursday, May 2, 2019. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 is a trading holiday on account of May Day,” the bourse said in a statement.The markets regulator on Tuesday directed the bourse to disgorge profits worth over Rs 687 crore along with interest besides barring it from launching any new derivative products as well as from accessing the securities market directly or indirectly for six months. Together with interest, the total disgorgement amount would be more than Rs 1,000 crore. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraSebi’s orders would not affect its functioning as a recognised stock exchange, the statement added. The watchdog passed five separate orders, together running into 400 pages, related to the co-location case, wherein some entities allegedly got preferential access in high frequency trading. Strict action has also been taken against some present and past executives of the exchange and some stock brokers. On Wednesday, NSE chief Vikram Limaye said there is “light at the end of the tunnel” after the Sebi orders in co-location case and all legal options will be explored before deciding the future course of action. Limaye also asserted that there would be no bearing on the functioning of the NSE. “When you look at the orders, you see that there is no evidence of any unfair trade practice or fraudulent trade practice… We are not being charged of any unfair or fraudulent practices,” he said. Limaye, who is MD & CEO, said there is nothing pending from the regulatory perspective in the co-location matter.last_img read more

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Wholesale tradeStatistics Canada will release wholesale trade and manufacturing numbers for November on Tuesday. The federal agency said wholesale sales rose 1.0 per cent to $63.8 billion in October, more than offsetting a 0.7 per cent decline in September.CP earningsCP Rail releases its fourth-quarter results on Wednesday. Analysts said both CP and rival CN Rail are well positioned to weather potential economic headwinds and the U.S.-China trade war as ongoing investments in new cars and track bolster crude-by-rail and commodities shipments.Retail salesStatistics Canada will release retail trade figures for November on Wednesday. Retail sales increased 0.3 per cent to $51.0 billion in October, topping expectations for an increase of 0.4 per cent.Welcome to WhistlerCIBC’s Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference kicks off on Wednesday. CIBC decided to cancel the oil and gas part of the conference after Whistler town council took part in a letter-writing campaign in December demanding oil companies compensate it for its costs related to climate change. The mayor subsequently apologized.Rogers earningsRogers Communications releases fourth-quarter results on Thursday. Strong wireless results helped Canada’s second-largest telco beat analyst expectations in the third quarter and raise its full-year outlook.The Canadian Press read more

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Plantation companies refuse to agree to wage hike demand

In the wake of indefinite strike action declared by Trade Union (TU) leaders from 4th December onwards, the Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) firmly reiterated the position of its membership – that a 100% increase in daily basic wages as demanded by the TUs simply cannot be sustained by the industry.“All Regional Plantation Companies pay their employees’ through what is earned as revenue; however the demands of Trade Union leaders far exceed this capacity. At this crucial moment, we urge all stakeholders, especially those whose daily living depends on this industry, to consider the fatality of this industry and those dependent on it if impractical, untenable decisions are taken,” Planters’ Association of Ceylon said in a statement. The PA noted that current TU demands are devoid of any incentives which could in effect curtail the earning potential of the worker by locking them into a system that only provided for a basic daily wage. Additionally, tea harvesters who are able to bring in harvests above the norm will continue to be entitled to an over-kilo pay of Rs.28.75 per kilo in excess of the plucking norm which could easily expand their earnings beyond the Rs. 1,000. Planters’ Association of Ceylon said that RPCs have already advanced multiple productivity- linked models that could easily enable workers to earn beyond Rs. 1,000 per day. This time’s RPC proposal is a 20% increase in the basic wage escalating it from Rs 500/- to Rs. 600/- . A 33% increase in the Attendance Incentive (AI) up to Rs. 80 plus the Productivity Incentive (PI) and Price Share Supplement (PSS), all totaling Rs 940/- per day, amounting to an average increase of Rs. 3,375 per month per worker. read more

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Chief of UN refugee agency heading to United States for official visit

According to a UNHCR spokesman, during his three-day visit, Ruud Lubbers is expected to focus on the dire need in West Africa and Afghanistan.Mr. Lubbers, who just completed an eight-day visit to West Africa, will discuss his findings and impressions from that mission. Additional programmes in Africa will also be covered, including East Africa, where the High Commissioner travelled in mid-April.The repatriation of Iraqi refugees, US domestic issues, including the need to offer temporary protection to Colombians, as well as UNHCR’s management issues and the overall funding situation for 2004 are likely to be key issues also to be discussed.The United States is UNHCR’s single largest donor. read more

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Governments increasingly recognize sports as promoting health peace UN says

As the second half of the year got under way, Mr. Federer, this year’s United States Open and Wimbledon tennis champion who is ranked no.1 in the world, told a news conference in Geneva that since his mother is South African he knew that country well and his charitable activity, which had started slowly, now would be helped by the UN, which had given him the opportunity “to do good things for a good cause.”Through his foundation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, he has been providing food and education for street children there and estimated that a tennis fundraiser, which he pulled together earlier this year to help victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, might have raised about $50,000.Recalling that the rapprochement between the US and China came through ping pong in 1971, the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, former Swiss President Adolf Ogi, said governments are increasingly recognizing sport as a way to promote health, education, development and peace.He said the International Year of Sport and Physical Education was in full swing at nearly its halfway point and it had become clear that sports could help countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a raft of proposals to raise the standard of living of the poor by 2015.Building on the outcome document approved by the World Summit last week, a Sport and Development Plan of Action would be discussed in the General Assembly, he said.The Summit document said: “We underline that sports can foster peace and development and can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding, and we encourage discussions in the General Assembly for proposals leading to a Sport and Development Plan of Action.” In the Assembly’s agenda, the item falls under “Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development.” The Plan of Action would ensure that the Year would leave behind a lasting legacy, Mr. Ogi said.Many countries have established national committees for the Year and many sports projects, run by the UN, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, sports organizations have started, Mr. Ogi said. The Swiss Sports Development Project alone had run over 40 such projects, he said, while conferences on sport and peace in Russia and sports and women’s leadership had been held in the United States. read more

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Fed Chairman Bernanke says central bank working to increase financial system monitoring

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fed Chairman Bernanke says central bank working to increase financial system monitoring by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2013 9:42 am MDT WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has broadened its oversight beyond banks and now monitors a wide-range of financial institutions that could hasten another financial crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.Bernanke said the Fed is still monitoring banks and other systematically important financial institutions. But it has widened its scope to include other important participants that could either trigger a crisis or make the system more vulnerable.Chief among them is the so-called shadow banking system, which includes loans that are turned into securities and sold to investors. It was the breakdown of lending in the area of sub-prime mortgages that helped trigger the 2008 crisis.In a speech to a banking conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Bernanke said the Fed is also looking more closely at asset markets and the nonfinancial sector, which includes consumers and businesses.“Probably our best defence against complacency during extended periods of calm is careful monitoring for signs of emerging vulnerabilities,” Bernanke said.The 2008 financial crisis helped push the country into the worst recession since the 1930s. Bernanke said the country is still suffering from the effects of the crisis and economic downturn.“Our economy has not yet fully regained the jobs lost in the recession that accompanied the financial near collapse,” Bernanke said. “And our financial system — despite significant healing over the past four years — continues to struggle with the economic, legal and reputational consequences of the events of 2007 to 2009.”In 2010, Congress passed a sweeping overhaul of financial regulation that President Barack Obama signed into law. But opponents of the law, including many of the nation’s biggest banks, have mounted an aggressive effort to overturn key provisions that target some of the most influential institutions.The regulatory overhaul adopted tougher requirements for these institutions that are considered “too big to fail.” Their collapse could put the entire financial system at risk. Many of the rules are still being finalized.For example, banks are being asked to hold larger amounts of capital to cushion against risk. And regulators could seize a company that is threatening the system, dismantle it and sell off the pieces.Asked about these efforts Friday, Bernanke said that the Fed and other banking regulators were working hard to put in place the regulations needed to implement the too-big-to-fail provisions.“Too big to fail is partly a credibility issue on the part of the government,” Bernanke said. “Will the markets believe the government will go through with its commitment to wind down an institution?”Bernanke said that if the regulatory overhaul has not adequately addressed this issue, regulators may need to increase the capital requirements further for banks. He said that could be preferable to “arbitrarily saying banks can be no larger than a certain size.”Bernanke was also asked about regulators’ ability to detect asset bubbles, such as the surge in home prices that contributed to the financial crisis. Bernanke said that’s difficult to do. He suggested strengthening the broader financial system so that it is not as vulnerable to such triggers.___Associated Press reporter Don Babwin in Chicago contributed to this report. read more

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Honouring three years of UN Academic Impact youth explore making a difference

At an interactive, webcast youth forum held in the UN’s Economic and Social Council Chamber on 18 November, students from Monmouth University, Lehigh University, the Global Education Motivators, CityKids and East Stroudsburg High School detailed some of their volunteer work aimed at empowering other young people through arts, education, mentoring, and community engagement.Ahmad Alhendawi, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, urged students to be passionate about their volunteering and not see it simply as a stepping stone for their professional careers, “Nice resumes should be a reflection of your core values.”In a question and answer session following the panels, the more than 100 participants and those watching via the internet asked questions in person and by email and included questions from UNAI member Pomona College in California. Topics ranged from how to make students representing religious minorities feel more comfortable and connected with peers, to balance of power and gender equality.Noorjahan Akbar, Glamour Magazine College Woman of the Year 2013, who led a grassroots campaign in her native Afghanistan against street harassment, and hopes to launch a women’s newspaper one day, also spoke with the students. She noted the importance of education and discussed some of the challenges keeping South Asian women out university classrooms.Participants also heard from Maggie Betts, director and producer of the documentary ‘The Carrier’ about how a 28-year-old woman in Zambia and her community struggle to free their next generation from HIV and AIDS. The event at UN Headquarters coincided with the third anniversary of the UN Academic Impact (UNAI). Closing the discussion, chief of the UN Academic Impact, Ramu Damodaran called on the students present to “bring their tenacity and imagination” to effect change. He noted that “youth is the present generation. You are very much the present tense.”Formally launched at UN in November 2010, UNAI is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the UN to actively support universally accepted principles in human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution, among others. It has nearly 1,000 members in 120 countries. read more

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Top Pac12 quarterback Easy Minshew is AP panels choice

There’s no question at quarterback: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew II leads the way in the Pac-12.Minshew, a graduate transfer who leads the nation with an average of 373.1 passing yards per game, was the unanimous choice for first-team quarterback on The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team, selected by a panel of sports writers who cover the conference.Unsurprisingly, he also got the nod as the league’s Offensive Player of the Year.Minshew has thrown for 4,477 yards and 36 touchdowns for the Cougars, who are 10-2 overall and headed to the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 against Iowa State.Stanford’s K.J. Costello earned the second team quarterback honours.Minshew joins Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin as the two unanimous first-team selections on offence. There were several on the first-team defence: Washington’s Greg Gaines at defensive tackle, fellow Husky Ben Burr-Kirven at linebacker and Utah’s Bradlee Anae at defensive end.As for Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Washington State’s Mike Leach also topped all the ballots. Burr-Kirven was defensive player of the year and Minshew got the nod as newcomer of the year.___The 2018 Associated Press All-Pac-12 team, as selected by a panel of sports writers who regularly cover the league for newspapers or broadcast outlets. Players at all positions are listed alphabetically with name, school, height, weight, class and hometown; “u-” denotes unanimous selections.___First teamOffenceQuarterback — u-Gardner Minshew II, Washington State, 6-2, 220, sr., Brandon, Missouri.Running back — u-Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, 5-10, 200, soph., Wylie, Texas; Joshua Kelley, UCLA, 5-11, 204, jr., Lancaster, California.Tackles — Andre Dillard, Washington State, 6-5, 310, sr., Woodinville, Washington; Calvin Throckmorton, 6-5, 318, jr., Bellevue, Washington.Guards — Shane Lemieux, Oregon, 6-4, 317, jr., Yakima, Washington. Jordan Agasiva, Utah, 6-4, 320, sr., Kalihi, Hawaii.Center — Nick Harris, Washington, 6-1, 300, jr., Inglewood, California.Tight end — Caleb Wilson, UCLA, 6-4, 235, jr., Dallas, Texas.Wide receiver — N’Keal Harry, Arizona State, 6-4, 213, jr., Chandler, Arizona; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford, 6-3, 225, sr., Inman, South Carolina.All-purpose player — J.J. Taylor, Arizona, 5-6, 184, soph., Corona, California.Kicker — Matt Gay, Utah, 6-0, 230, sr., Orem, Utah.DefenceDefensive ends — u-Bradlee Anae, Utah, 6-3, 254, jr. Laie, Hawaii; Justin Hollins, Oregon, 6-5, 242, sr., Arlington, Texas.Defensive tackles — u-Greg Gaines, Washington, 6-2, 316, sr., La Habra, California; Mustafa Johnson, Colorado, 6-2, 290, soph., Turlock, California.Linebackers — u-Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington, 6-0, 221, sr., Menlo Park, California; Chase Hansen, Utah, 6-3, 230, sr., Highland, Utah; Evan Weaver, California, 6-3, 245, jr., Spokane, Washington.Cornerbacks — Byron Murphy, Washington, 5-11, 182, soph., Scottsdale, Arizona; Paulson Adebo, Stanford, 6-1, 189, soph., Mansfield, Texas.Safeties — Taylor Rapp, Washington, 6-2, 200, jr., Bellingham, Washington; Ashtyn Davis, California, 6-1, 190, jr. Santa Cruz, California.Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, 6-2, 220, sr., Perth Australia.___Second TeamOffenceQuarterback — K.J. Costello, Stanford, 6-5, 215, jr., Coto de Caza, California.Running back — Myles Gaskin, Washington, 5-10, 193, sr., Lynwood, Washington; Zack Moss, Utah, 5-10, 215, jr., Hialeah Gardens, Florida.Tackles — Kaleb McGary, Washington, 6-8, 324, sr., Fife, Washington; Patrick Mekari, California, 6-4, 310, jr., Westlake Village, California.Guards — Chris Brown, USC, 6-5, 310, sr., Los Angeles; Gus Lavaka, Oregon State, 6-4, 353, jr., Kearns, Utah.Center — Jake Hanson, Oregon, 6-5, 297, jr., Eureka, California.Tight end — Kaden Smith, Stanford, 6-5, 252, jr., Flower Mound, Texas.Wide receivers — Dillon Mitchell, Oregon, 6-2, 189, jr., Memphis, Tennessee; Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado, 6-2, 220, jr., DeSoto, Texas.All-purpose player — Britain Covey, Utah, 5-8, 170, soph., Provo, Utah.Kicker — Jet Toner, Stanford, 6-4, 201, jr., Honolulu.DefenceDefensive ends — Logan Tago, Washington State, 6-3, 250, sr., Fagasa, American Samoa; Christian Rector, USC, 604, 275, jr., Pasadena, California.Defensive tackles — Leki Fotu, Utah, 6-5, jr., West Valley City, Utah; Jordan Scott, Oregon, 6-1, 329, sophomore, Largo, Florida.Linebackers — Jordan Kunaszyk, California, 6-3, 235, sr., Sacramento, California; Colin Schooler, Arizona, 6-0, 236, soph., Dana Point, California; Nate Landman, Colorado, 6-3, 235, jr., Danville, California.Cornerbacks — Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon, 5-11, 191, soph., Rancho Cucamonga, California; (tie) Camryn Bynum, California, 6-0, 180, soph., Corona California, Elisha Guidry, UCLA, 5-11, 182, fr., Murrieta, Georgia, and Julian Blackmon, Utah, 6-1, 190, jr., Layton, Utah.Safeties — Jalen Thompson, Washington State, 6-0, 190, jr., Downey, California; Ugochukwu Amadi, Oregon, 5-10, 201, sr., Nashville, Tennessee.Punter — Jake Bailey, Stanford, 6-2, 202, sr., Solana Beach, California.___Coach of the year — Mike Leach, Washington State.Offensive player of the year — Gardner Minshew II, Washington State.Defensive player of the year — Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington.Newcomer of the year — Gardner Minshew II, Washington State.___Voting panel:Tony Parks, 1280 The Zone, Salt Lake City; Theo Lawson, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington; Gary Horowitz, The Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon; Joey Kaufman, Southern California News Group; Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, San Jose, California; James Crepea, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon; Brian Howell, Buffzone.com, Boulder, Colorado; Adam Jude, The Seattle Times; Christian Caple, The Athletic; Lauren Kirschman, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Anne M. 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Football History of USCOhio State serving as sufficient motivation for Buckeyes despite

Ohio State redshirt sophomore receiver K.J. Hill (14) returns a kick in the fourth quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWhen the College Football Playoff committee announced its four teams that would compete for a national championship and excluded Ohio State, the word “devastated” was used to describe the feeling of the players by both linebacker Chris Worley and head coach Urban Meyer.But now nearly two weeks after the Buckeyes were left out of the playoff, players are starting to warm up to the idea of traveling to Dallas to play USC in the Cotton Bowl. Ohio State versus USC is matchup between two of the most decorated college football programs. Even if national title implications are not on the line, the players view the significance of the matchup as motivation enough to push them.“The intensity [in practice] is high,” H-back K.J. Hill said. “This is a big game. Back far, OSU and USC was a big game, so we are just thankful to be able to play in the bowl game and we have to take this as another shot.”Success has followed both these programs throughout their respective histories. Ohio State has claimed eight national titles, while USC has taken home 11, though one has since been forfeited. Seven Buckeyes have won the Heisman Trophy, tied for the most in college football, with six Trojans capturing the award. USC’s 80 players taken in the first round of the NFL draft are most in college football. Ohio State’s 77 ranks second. Seemingly every other statistic will have both teams in the top 10 in college football history. All-time wins, weeks in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, total NFL draft picks, consensus All-Americans, conference championships — the lists seem to go on and on.There have been 22 meetings since the teams first met in 1937. Overall, the Trojans hold a 13-9-1 edge over the Buckeyes, including having won each of the last seven meetings. Ohio State and USC have met seven times in Pasadena, California, for the Rose Bowl. “It’s two iconic programs going at it,” defensive end Nick Bosa said. “I know how that rivalry has been and how there hasn’t been a Rose Bowl matchup in awhile, so we’re doing it in the Cotton Bowl.”While none of the players on Ohio State’s roster were alive to see any of the matchups in the Rose Bowl, they were alive to see the two teams play one another. The most recent meetings between the two came in a home-and-home in 2008 and 2009. USC won the first, 35-3, in Los Angeles and the second in Columbus, 18-15. H-back Parris Campbell said he remembers watching both those games since both were around the time he began to dream about playing for Ohio State.“Honestly, I remember the blowout more because my family were all big Ohio State fans, so you can imagine how that day went,” Campbell said.The Cotton Bowl might not be one of the two playoff games this season, but a strong case could be made that it is the closest thing to a third playoff game that is out there. Ohio State is the fifth-ranked team in the country and Big Ten champion. USC is the eighth-ranked team and Pac-12 champion. It is a battle of two of the best teams in the nation and will be the the last chance for many potentially NFL-bound players to showcase themselves in a game before the draft. Because of that, a lot of players are looking at this as a chance to get one last chance to impress scouts.“Go into every game that way,” redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said. “Just knowing the opportunity is there for big plays, you kind of get a little more excited for that. But just take it one day at a time, get there and do what we supposed to do.”On the day of the selection, the Buckeyes felt devastated that they would not be holding a national championship trophy at the end of the season. Now having time to look ahead to a tradition-rich matchup, the magnitude of the game is starting to catch up to the players. It no longer looks like just a consolation prize for missing the playoffs. The tradition, the implications for their respective futures and the caliber of the opponent have helped turn devastation into motivation.“That’s what we’re made for. That’s what we’re built for. That’s what we dream of,” Campbell said. “So at the end of the day, it’s a big-time game. We’ve got to go win it.” read more

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Geek Deals Save 10 on Xbox Live Gift Cards

first_imgPlanning to stock up on games for the holidays? Want to surprise a loved one with a nice gift card for a present? Right now, Dell is selling Xbox Live digital gift cards at a 10% discount when you use today’s coupon code. • Save 10% on Xbox Live Digital Gift Cards (Coupon code: GAMEON)Three different amounts are available for this sale: $25, $75, and $100. And instead of paying the full face value, coupon code “GAMEON” will let you pay $22.50 for the $25 card, $67.50 for the $75 card, and $90 for the $100 card. If you’re not already paying for the likes of Prime or Game Club Unlimited, this is one of the best ways to save on new games. Once you make your purchase and apply the codes to your Xbox account, you can spend that money on just about anything on the store. You can buy games, DLC, music, movies, and even select services.Huge games like Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed Payback, Call of Duty: WWII, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins are right around the corner, so having a bunch of Xbox credit at hand will help you get playing ASAP.Keep in mind, the storefront doesn’t just offer AAA games – there’s tons of great indie titles too. Cuphead, Thimbleweed Park, Stardew Valley, Superhot, Jackbox Party Pack, and Tacoma are all available at fraction of what AAA games cost. Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the Dell site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

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Agencies Respond To Vehicle Fire At Kenai Spur And Beaver Loop Intersection

first_img*Photo credit: Elisabeth Mullins* As of 10:30 pm the Kenai Spur Highway had one lane reopened but agencies were waiting on a wrecker to take the car away. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Around 10:00 pm Saturday, October 13, agencies responded to a small car on fire at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Beaver Loop Road and the intersection was temporarily shut down.center_img A witness who was initially on scene said the car appeared empty and Kenai Police confirmed there was no one in the vehicle when first responders arrived.last_img read more

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Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is a 34 million 791hp rocket of opulence

first_img 29 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT first drive: A refresh that polishes an already good car Share your voice 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK Tags Post a comment Monterey Car Week 2019 2019 Audi TT Roadster review: The exit interview Enlarge ImageThere’s no mistaking a Pagani for anything else on the road, that’s for damn sure. Pagani Days where Pagani reveals a new car are few and far between, and thus, each of these events deserves more than a little attention. After all, these are utterly ridiculous hypercars built on the weird fringes of automotive engineering, and their exclusivity makes them even more interesting. Today’s a day worth celebrating, then, because Pagani has pulled off the wraps on its latest hypercar.Pagani on Wednesday unveiled the Huayra Roadster BC. Its first debut comes in the form of the mobile game CSR Racing 2, but the car won’t be shown to the public until Monterey Cary Week in mid-August. Nevertheless, it’s one ridiculous car, and Pagani has already seen fit to divulge a whole bunch of specs, all of which are confoundingly awesome.The Huayra Roadster BC gets its power from a Mercedes-AMG-assembled 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12. It produces a bonkers 791 horsepower, a fair bit more than the Huayra BC in coupe form, as well as 774 pound-feet of torque. All that hustle is shipped same-day air to the rear wheels through a seven-speed, single-clutch automated manual transmission. Weighing just 2,756 pounds — a roughly-70-pound decrease over the “regular” Huayra Roadster — this thing should positively scoot.Pagani Huayra Roadster BCEnlarge ImageExposed shift linkages will never stop being cool. Pagani The exterior places a unique focus on aerodynamics, and it pays off in spades, producing a reported 1,102 pounds of downforce at 174 mph. In fact, according to Motor Trend, the Roadster BC shares no common body panels with the Huayra Roadster. As it’s a roadster, it has a removable roof, rather than a retracting one. The interior is a work of art, just like it is in every Pagani. The trademark exposed shift linkage remains, surrounded by carbon fiber, leather and suede on just about every surface. There’s some quality wood on the shift knob, and even the shape of the gauge cluster looks freaky-deaky and alien. There’s a screen in there, sure, but something tells me owners will be too busy having fun to notice it’s there.As of right now, it’s believed that this will be the last Huayra variant to grace the planet, as Pagani is hard at work on a follow-up. That’s always subject to change — Motor Trend’s report points out that the Roadster BC wasn’t in the cards until deposits just started showing up — but it’s not like you can buy a Roadster BC anyway. Not only are the cars $3.4 million each, but all 40 copies intended for production are already sold out, too. 0 Get your V12 jollies with the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC Exotic Cars Convertibles Superluxury Cars Performance Carslast_img read more

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Sun Pharma gets US subpoena over generic drugs pricing

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has subpoenaed India’s largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking information about the pricing and marketing of the generic drugs it sells in the United States, the company said on Saturday.The DoJ’s antitrust division has also asked Sun Pharma’s U.S. unit for documents related to employee and corporate records and communications with competitors.The subpoena comes amid a wider probe by U.S. regulators into steep increases in the prices of generic medicines in recent years.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services started an investigation last year into generic drug prices after prodding from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings.They specifically cited doxycycline hyclate 100 milligram, an antibiotic for which the price doubled in the year through June 2014. The DoJ’s antitrust division sent subpoenas last year to two generic drugmakers — Endo International Plc and Mylan — seeking information on their doxycycline products.Sun Pharma, the world’s fifth-largest maker of generic medicines, is one of several companies selling doxycycline products in the United States. In a statement issued late on Saturday, it did not disclose the products over which the DoJ had sought information.Other generic drugmakers, including India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd and U.S. firm Allergan Plc, also received subpoenas from regulators seeking similar information last year, but they did not disclose the names of the products involved.last_img read more

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Ford Made a Robot Butt to Test Its Car Seats and It

first_img 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals While there are some jobs out there that are going away in the face of automation and robotics, you would think that there are some that only humans can do. It turns out, sitting isn’t one of them. Friends, I give you the “Robutt.” It is exactly what you’d think it is.The minds at Ford built a robot that’s designed to move like a human would to simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of car seats. And to make sure that every vehicle provides the user with the maximum amount of comfort, ease and durability, the car manufacturer has turned to robots to leave nothing to chance.Related: Here Are the Jobs Most Likely to Be Replaced by Robots, and Those That Are SafeThe robot was created to run through every possible scenario of how a person sits. According to the video demonstrating how it works, the robot gets in and out of a test seat 25,000 times. That’s a lot of sitting. Start to finish it takes three weeks to complete a test and is meant to simulate 10 years worth of car use.“From the first moment we get into a car, the seat creates an impression of comfort and quality. Previously, we used pneumatic cylinders that simply moved up and down,” Ford durability engineer Svenja Fröhlich explained in a blog post about the innovation. “With the ‘Robutt,’ we are now able to replicate very accurately how people really behave.”center_img November 7, 2017 Register Now »last_img read more

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Body of young Cancun woman found Sunday identified

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The beating and alledged rape of a young woman found in a vacant lot in Cancun over the weekend has sparked outrage by local authorities.The Consultative Council of the Human Rights Commission of the State of Quintana Roo has strongly condemned the Femicide of a 16-year-old girl who was found deceased in Cancun Sunday.“We are outraged that the rights and freedoms of children and adolescents are threatened, violating the present and future of our society,” said the agency in a statement.The council is demanding that the murder not go unpunished and for authorities to carry out the investigations that lead to the arrest of the perpetrators and punish them in accordance with the law.According to witness statements, the young woman left her home at 11:00 p.m. Saturday night to attend a party. According to a security guard, she was last seen at 1:30 a.m. in the company of two men, one of whom has since been arrested.The young woman has been identified as 16-year-old Amairani N. Her half-naked, beaten body was discovered 10:30 Sunday morning by neighbors near the Los Gemelos park in Cancun’s 227 region.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Profit growth spurs CTM guidance upgrade

first_imgCTM expecting further contribution from US operations. …. Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has reported a 26.3 percent increase in first half EBITDA compared to same period FY2011/12, citing organic growth and productivity efficiencies.During the first six months of the current financial year, the group’s EBITDA increasedto AU$9.225 million, while its total transaction value (TTV) jumped 36.5 percent to AU$431 million.CTM managing director Jamie Pherous said numbers were pleasing despite an ongoing tough economy, and was contributable to organic growth through new and existing clients as well as productivity efficiencies, which has resulted in “better revenue per full-time employee.Looking ahead, the group has increased its guidance for FY13 EBITDA to 20-25 percent to up to AU$21-22 million.Although results for the six months excluded contribution from the group’s recent USA acquisition, Mr Pherous expects greater contribution from the US in the second half.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.last_img read more

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