In a stunning collapse, Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 49, the lowest score in the history of IPL as Kolkata Knight Riders spanked them by 82 runs at the Eden Gardens on Sunday night.The hosts had put up a modest total on the board as they were all out for 131 with RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal taking three wickets. (Virat Kohli hurt after ‘reckless batting’ condemns RCB to lowest ever IPL score)However, the hosts defended the total despite facing one of the biggest hitters in the game in the rival camp, Chris Gayle. Australian paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile ripped apart the Bangalore top-order by dismissing skipper Virat Kohli (0), AB de Villiers (8) and Kedar Jadhav (9).Pacemen Chris Woakes (3/6) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) also took three wickets each to bowl out RCB for 49 in just 9.4 overs.Numbers Game:3.75 – Samuel Badree’s economy in the Powerplay in IPL2017 before this match. He went for 18 runs in the first and only over he bowled in the first six overs in this match.Highs and Lows: RCB had recorded the highest score (263/5) in the history of IPL on April 23, 2013. Exactly, four years later, RCB crashed to the lowest total in IPL, folding for 49 vs KKR60 – Number of runs Sunil Narine scored in boundaries (fours and sixes) before he ran one – all 42 in the previous match and first 18 in this match.2 – Number of times Yusuf Pathan has got out stumped in an IPL match – both times off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal!advertisement1 – Number of times KKR had been bowled out at Eden Gardens in 54 previous matches. The only other instance came against Chennai Super Kings in 2010.3 – Number of times Virat Kohli has been dismissed for a golden duck. Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost on all three occasions.15 – The combined match tally for Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – the lowest for the trio in a match in which all of them batted.1 – The combined match tally for Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – the lowest for the trio in a match in which all of them batted.9.4 – The number of overs for which Royal Challengers Bangalore innings lasted – the shortest all-out innings ever in the IPL history. Mumbai Indians were bowled out in 12.5 overs against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali in 2011. In all Twenty20 matches, there has been only shorter innings.0 – Number of batsmen to get in to double digits in Royal Challengers Bangalore innings. This provided the first such instance in the IPL and only the third in all Twenty20 matches.49 – Royal Challengers Bangalore’s total – the lowest ever in an IPL match. Rajasthan Royals were dismissed for 58 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Cape Town in 2009. The previous lowest total in an IPL match on Indian soil was 67 by Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede in 2008.2 – Number of instances of both the sides getting all out in an IPL match. The only other had come in a Rajasthan Royals – Deccan Chargers match at Nagpur in 2010.(Stats by Rajneesh Gupta)
Following the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case, arson was reported from various parts in the national Capital. An alert was also sounded on the outskirts of Delhi in Ghaziabad and Noida, where section 144 was imposed.Areas of West Delhi, Outer Delhi and South-West Delhi remained tensed since Friday evening. A senior police officer said security in all bordering areas in Delhi has been stepped up.”An alert has been issued in all police stations and sufficient arrangements have been made to tackle any untoward incidents,” said a senior police officer from of outer Delhi.”Few properties were set on fire in areas of Khyala and Manglapuri in West Delhi. Two buses were set on fire in Jahangirpuri, two in Jyoti Nagar and one in Badarpur. Also, Rewa Express stationed in the yard at Anand Vihar railway station was set on fire after the verdict,” a senior police officer said.”In Khyala, we arrested two men. They tried to set a DTC bus on fire, but managed to burn only some seats. In Badarpur, some miscreants had barely set a seat on fire when local police prevented further arson. The situation is under control,” said Madhur Verma, Delhi Police PRO.In Punjab, Dera supporters set on fire Moga, Malout and Balluanna railway stations in Punjab. Dera protesters tried to torch a school in Rajpura in Patiala but police controlled the situation. There have been 64 instances of violence in Punjab till last reports came in. In Barnala, a telephone exchange was torched by Dera protesters in Chananwal village. A power house and the tehsil office was torched in Sangrur, Punjab.advertisementAs a precautionary measure, the government sounded an alert in all adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that the violence doesn’t spill over. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh sent out a message asking all Punjabis to maintain peace and harmony in the state. He said he won’t allow anyone to disturb peace and tranquility.Curfew was imposed in Punjab’s Bathinda after reports of violence. Incidents of stone-pelting was reported at several places near the Dera ashram. Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and L-G Anil Baijal too urged everyone to stay calm and maintain peace.Also ReadRam Rahim verdict aftermath: Blood sport across 3 states in baba’s name Sakshi Maharaj embarasses BJP by supporting Ram Rahim, claims only 1 person against Dera chiefRam Rahim followers go on rampage in Haryana, Punjab after Dera Sacha Sauda chief gets convicted for rape; 30 dead
THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING INTO THE FATAL SHOOTING OF A SIOUX CITY MAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT.POLICE CHIEF REX MUELLER SAYS 26-YEAR-OLD JAVIER CHERON OF SIOUX CITY CAME TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AROUND 6PM SUFFERING FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST AND THEN DIED FROM HIS INJURY A SHORT TIME LATER.CHERON WAS ARMED WITH A GUN WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE HOSPITAL, AND SURRENDERED IT TO STAFF THERE.MUELLER SAYS THE ENSUING INVESTIGATION LED HIS OFFICERS TO 1609 JONES STREET:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/HOMICIDE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………DURING THAT SEARCH. :13POLICE SGT. RYAN BERTRAND SAYS THE SOLE RESIDENT THERE, 60 YEAR OLD LIBORIO MARTINEZ-RUBIO, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SIX COUNTS OF BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, SEPARATE COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF METH, MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHRENALIA AND TWO COUNTS OF TRAFFICKING STOLEN FIREARMS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/HOMICIDE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..BACK UP WITH THEM. :12MARTINEZ-RUBIO WAS ALSO WANTED BY FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES.SGT. BERTRAND SAYS THE MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BUT MAY BE DRUG RELATED.HE SAYS INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT THE JONES STREET HOUSE, BUT MARTINEZ-RUBIO IS NOT CHARGED FOR THAT ACTUAL SHOOTING, WHICH IS THE CITY’S FIRST HOMICIDE OF 2018.MARTINEZ-RUBIO IS BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON A HALF MILLION DOLLARS BOND.BERTRAND SAYS ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE CRIME SHOULD CONTACT POLICE AT 258-TIPS.
Transfers Zaza happy at Valencia following AC Milan speculation Charles Jones 17:21 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Milan Valencia v Deportivo La Coruña Atalanta v Milan Valencia Primera División Serie A The striker is back in the Italy squad following a return to form this season and has been linked with a move back to Serie A Simone Zaza insists he is happy at Valencia amid reports AC Milan are chasing the former West Ham striker.Zaza has scored 13 goals in 33 La Liga games for Valencia this season and his return to form has led to speculation about his future.The 26-year-old opened the scoring for Valencia as they beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 on the final day of the season on Sunday and he subsequently dismissed talk about a move away from the Mestalla. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I hope it’s not my last game here,” Zaza told BeIn Sports after the match.”Others talk about my future, I don’t speak, but I’m good here, I get along with everyone and I want to be here, every time I’m happy, but we’ve won and we’ve enjoyed it.”His agent and father Antonio shared a similar sentiment earlier this month amid reports Lazio, in addition to Milan, were showing an interest.“He is very happy at Valencia and the only certainty is that he has a contract to 2021 and intends to respect it. His season has been positive, he scored 12 goals and gets on well with the fans. Let’s not forget he also really likes the city,” he told Calciomercato.com .“I don’t know (Milan director Massimiliano) Mirabelli, nor can I say he contacted me to talk about Simone. At the moment, he is thinking only about Valencia, but if the club were to say he’s on the market, then that could change.“For now, there’s nothing concrete. I only read about Milan and Lazio in the papers, but until calls come in, it’s premature to talk about potential options.”Zaza was called up to the Italy squad by new coach Roberto Mancini on Saturday , having made just one appearance for the Azzurri since his bizarre penalty miss at Euro 2016 against Germany in a quarter-final shoot-out.A transfer to Milan would mean a return to his home country where he has previously played in Serie A with Sassuolo and Juventus.
Coffs Harbour has turned on some spectacular weather for the X-Blades National 18 Years and Under Touch Football Championships, commencing Wednesday 19th September. The grounds at the BCU International Stadium are looking luscious and ready to be shredded by the Australia’s best young Touch Footballers. The 1500-plus players, coaches, officials and spectators can expect blue skies for the duration of the tournament, which runs from Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd of September. Touch Football Australia staff are working overtime to make sure everything is in order for this highly-anticipated event. If you’re in this part of the world come on down, sit in the sun and enjoy the action.
Next England vs New Zealand: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 41Dream11 Prediction, England vs New Zealand Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: New Zealand can secure its eighth semifinal spot with a win against England at Riverside Cricket Ground on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk Chester-le-StreetJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 12:51 IST New Zealand need to win this match against England for spot in World Cup semifinals. (Reuters Photo)Hosts England will take on New Zealand in a must-win World Cup clash at Riverside Cricket Ground on Wednesday.A win over New Zealand will see pre-tournament favorites England qualifying further in World Cup 2019 semifinals.However, if New Zealand wins this clash, they will become the third team to enter the knockout stages of the tournament.England, who had to face a lot of criticism after losing back-to-back games against Sri Lanka and Australia, ended India’s winning run in Birmingham to keep their semifinals hope alive.Whereas, New Zealand, who are sitting in third place with 11 points in 8 matches, have suffered back-to-back setbacks against Pakistan and Australia.The Kane Williamson-led side have been ordinary in their batting in the last two games and they would desperately hope to improve on that front and make a solid comeback into the tournament. Williamson needs Martin Guptill to fire, much like he did in the 2015 edition, where he had emerged as the leading run-scorer of the tournament.BatsmenJonny Bairstow and Jason Roy forged a brilliant hundred plus opening stand against India. Bairstow scored his maiden World Cup ton whereas Roy celebrated his return to the team with a blistering half-century. Considering their form, Bairstow and Roy must be the first names in your dream 11 team.Kane Williamson should be an automatic choice as the No.3 batsman with the New Zealand captain averaging over 186 in the tournament with two hundred and a fifty to his name already. In-form Ross Taylor and Joe Root can be good options to complete the batting list.advertisementAll-roundersBen Stokes was at his best against India as he powered England to a formidable 337 with late slogging. He is averaging over 60 in this World Cup with the bat and 32.33 with the ball so he walks into the side 9 times out of 10.James Neesham is in the form of his life with bat and ball for New Zealand in this World Cup. He has already picked up a five-wicket haul in the tournament and has been decent with the bat whenever he has got the opportunity.Wicket-keeperJos Buttler is currently the best batting keeper in the World Cup 2019. He has the ability to get going from the first delivery as he holds a strike rate of 132.96, which is the best among of all England batsman, who has played more than 5 innings.BowlersJofra Archer and Lockie Ferguson would be the best bets in the bowling lineup. Ferguson is the second in the list of highest wicket-takers in World Cup 2019 with 17 scalps off 7 games whereas Archer ranks 4th with just one wicket less than the NZ pacer.New Zealand’s Trent Boult should be your third pacer as he has taken 13 wickets off 7 matchesEngland vs New Zealand Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson(VC), Joe Root, Ross Taylor, Ben Stokes (C), James Neesham, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.England vs New Zealand squads:England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Tim Southee.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow England vs New Zealand Dream 11Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs New Zealand Dream 11 team
TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Hydro havocHydro One Ltd. discusses second-quarter results on Tuesday. Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government recently introduced legislation that would give it sweeping new powers over executive compensation at the partially privatized utility. Hydro One’s CEO retired in July and the board of directors resigned following a campaign pledge from Premier Doug Ford to fire them.Metro earningsMetro Inc. discusses third-quarter results on Wednesday. The Montreal-based grocery and pharmacy chain’s CEO recently told an audience that the $4.5-billion price tag it paid for competitor Jean Coutu Group was “not cheap”, but was justified due to the returns it will generate.Economic updateStatistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for June on Thursday. The survey for May showed that Canadian manufacturing sales bounced back 1.4 per cent to $57.1 billion, beating economists’ expectations of 0.5 per cent.Pot for puppersCanopy Growth Corp. releases first quarter results on Tuesday. The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis giant is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market with its announcement last week that it will embark on a Health Canada-approved clinical trial to research the use of cannabis-based products to treat animal anxiety.Real estate updateA pair of reports will shed light on Canada’s real estate market next week. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release a report on homeowners debt on Tuesday, and the Canadian Real Estate Association will have home sales activity for July on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections.Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of the 1MDB fund, which is being investigated in the U.S. and other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering.Najib pleaded not guilty Wednesday to abusing power to order the modification of the report in February 2016 before it was presented to the Public Accounts Committee, in order to protect himself from disciplinary and legal action. Kandasamy also pleaded not guilty to abetting Najib.The auditor-general said last month some details had been removed from the 1MDB report.The Associated Press
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary*s president says he has signed into law disputed amendments to labour rules which greatly increase overtime hours employers can request from workers.President Janos Ader said Thursday in a statement that he had examined the law approved last week in Parliament and found it in-line with Hungary*s constitution and European standards. It doesn’t put workers* rights at risk, he added.Protests against the policy and other measures of Prime Minister Viktor Orban*s government have been taking place for over a week. There have been occasional clashes between protestors and police.Ader said any concerns about the changes to the labour code “cannot be a barrier to the workers* blessed Christmas, a peaceful time between the two holidays and a calm new year.”The Associated Press
FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Alaska Highway has reopened between the Liard Hot Springs and the Yukon border after a fuel truck spill closed the road for most of the day yesterday.According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the transport truck carrying roughly 55,000 litres of fuel was involved in a single vehicle incident at around 1:00 on Wednesday morning at Mile 543. No leak was reported at the time of the crash, but in an update at 7:45 a.m., the RCMP confirmed that the load was leaking.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer attended the incident site and determined that a fuel compartment in one of the truck’s two trailers was punctured. The Ministry estimates that 4,500 litres of fuel spilled to the environment, and it appears to be contained to the soil surrounding the highway. During a flyover, the officer did not see any sheen on the Liard River. However, it was noted that there are only pockets of visible water on the river due most of it being covered in ice. A multi-agency conference call took take yesterday evening to discuss future response plans. The Ministry said it will provide another update when new information becomes available.
Mumbai: With the lenders rejecting an lifeline of Rs 400 crore Wednesday Jet Airways, which has been on a wing and prayer since January, is left with no other option but to ground operations at least temporarily. Since the March 25 resolution to infuse Rs 1,500 crore into the airline is yet to fructify, the once leading airline has been defaulting on payments, forcing its lessors to retake almost all its planes and was operating just about six planes as of Tuesday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details An official announcement of grounding of operations is expected anytime now as the Jet Airways board had Tuesday authorised chief executive Vinay Dube to make one last appeal to the SBI-led consortium to get a life-line of Rs 400 crore Wednesday, before taking a final call on the future. Jet will be the seventh airline to go down since May 2014 and the 13th one after East West was shuttered. During the past five years airlines like Air Pegasus, Air Costa, Air Carnival, Air Deccan, Air Odisha and Zoom Air have all gone belly up even as the government boasts of double-digits growth for more than four years in tow. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “The Jet Airways management’s request for Rs 400 crore emergency funds has been rejected,” banking sources told PTI. A source at the Jet Airways also said the airline was likely to shutter soon as the banks have not extended it the required financial support. “The airline has failed to garner the funds it was desperately looking for to continue operations,” he said. The airline is currently operating only five planes from 123 aircraft in the fleet till last December. According to sources, the government is maintaining distance from the Jet affairs citing the matter is a commercial decision of banks.
Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik has heaped praise on Andre Russell, saying it is great to see him grow as a player and get matured. Riding on Russell’s unbeaten 40-ball 80, KKR kept their playoffs hope alive as they defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 34-run win despite Hardik Pandya’s fireworks in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. “Russell is a great player, he’s a special player and it’s good to see him grow as a player. The maturity he’s showing is great to see,” said Karthik in the post-match presentation ceremony. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuPrior to Sunday’s game, Russell had expressed his displeasure towards the decision-making in the team. Russell had said that it’s not the batting that’s been struggling, but the bowling. “We get to totals we should defend,” he had said at the press conference before the game. He had spoken about how he had talked to the coach about his batting order, and about how, despite being among the runs, he had not left the room in days because he was not feeling good about the losses. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHowever, batting first on Sunday, KKR amassed 232-2 riding on the back of half-centuries from their top order, after which their bowlers restricted the visitors to 198-7. The win ended KKR’s six-match losing streak in IPL 2019, and also brought to an end MI’s streak of eight consecutive wins against them. “I think at the end of the day you should make sure your process is right. It might sound cliche but it’s a high pressure sport. You gotta make sure everybody is in great space as it’s such a high octane tournament,” said Karthik.
July bus and coach registrations down three per cent on July 2004 Rolling year total down 1.8 per cent to 12,426 More heavy single-deck buses in July; double-deckers continue to decline ‘Bus and coach registrations in 2005 should equal 2004 volumes.’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘July registrations for heavy single deck buses reflect continued deliveries of orders won from major bus operators last winter. Despite a weak month for coaches and declining volumes of double deck buses, the overriding theme is of stability and balance.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
For Mary Breunig, the great outdoors is more than just a place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of big city life.The Brock University Associate Professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies see it as a big classroom in which people of all ages learn to build relationships with one another along with the trees, rocks, hills, lakes and other elements of the physical environment surrounding them.“I see the outdoors as just one place to develop students’ knowledge and capacities to serve as agents of social and environmental change,” says Breunig, who is also the Graduate Program Director, Social Justice and Equity Studies. “And to promote environmental sustainability and work toward anti-oppressive ways of being in the world.“It’s not just about using outdoors to build community,” she says. “Now that we have the community, what would we like them to do to effect change in the world?”Sea kayaking in Norway.Breunig is co-author of the second-edition Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practice, a textbook first published in 2006 designed to develop leadership in outdoor and adventure settings such as camping, mountain climbing, paddling, obstacle courses and other group activities in the natural environment that are part of leisure or personal development programs.The book explores eight core competencies that outdoor leaders need to have. These range from leadership theory to decision making and judgement to environmental stewardship to safety and risk management.The second edition, published earlier this year, contains revised or added features, including new chapters on developing cultural and social justice competencies.Breunig explains that the social justice component of leadership training goes beyond teaching skills such as paddling or climbing. Leaders create caring, safe environments in which participants support one another as they pursue various activities.One way to do this is for leaders to tap into the “adversity and uncertainty” of a wilderness environment — mosquitos, stormy weather, long portages, group decision-making challenges — inherent in physical environments.“You have a group that starts to build community, identity, cohesion and a sense of place because they’re working through the uncertainty and adversity together,” says Breunig. “These are really central things to outdoor leadership.”Group members also have a chance to develop self-confidence when their contributions to the group are acknowledged. And, being in the natural environment provides opportunities for spontaneous, informal conversations exploring spirituality, racism and other social justice issues.Breunig says one of her most satisfying experiences when training students in outdoor leadership is witnessing students’ awareness of the physical environment and the impact it has on environmental behaviour change.She gives the example of students preparing food to take on a trip.“You’re pouring the macaroni out of a box into a zip lock bag and you realize boxes are getting bigger while the actual food source is small.“You start to ask questions like, why is there so much packaging? Where does it go? And you pick up the smallest piece of trash because you’re really caring for this place,” says Breunig, who adds that this often leads o making better choices at home because it “leads to other conversations that get people really thinking about the environment.”Breunig, an instructor for Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School, says she is inspired by students who have used what they learned and experienced to make lifestyle changes ranging from purchasing cleaning supplies that have less harmful chemicals for the environment to “living off the grid” in remote places like the Yukon.“I always say, ‘I’m the little pebble and they are the ripples,’” says Breunig. “The way they take what I think are not complicated teachings and go out into the world and live those values, is pretty profound to me.”
OSU redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball while redshirt senior tight end Nick Vannett (81) looks for a defender to block during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28. OSU won, 42-13. Credit: Samantha Hollinshead | Photo EditorA pair of last-second field goals kept both No. 7 Ohio State and No. 8 Notre Dame from reaching their ultimate goals of a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff, but the two storied programs are set to square off in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day as a consolation.The 1 p.m. showdown at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, comes after each team barely missed a chance for more.The Buckeyes (11-1) were sitting at No. 3 on Nov. 21 before a field goal as time expired by Michigan State was the one and only blow needed to put an end to their playoff chances.Seven days later, the then-No. 6 Fighting Irish (10-2) experienced similar heartbreak, as a go-ahead touchdown with 30 seconds remaining against Stanford was swiftly marred by a sprint down the field by the Cardinal offense, ending with a 45-yard field goal as time ran out.Despite falling short of its ultimate goal, OSU coach Urban Meyer said his team is thrilled to receive the draw it did.“There’s no disappointment,” Meyer said during a Sunday press conference. “You start talking about that level of football, that level of bowl game, the level of opponent you’re going to play, and you just get locked on.”However, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said during a coaches teleconference later in the day he would have liked to have seen the playoff be open to eight teams rather than four, which would’ve allowed both OSU and the Fighting Irish to sneak in.“Clearly these eight teams are all very good football teams,” Kelly said. “I don’t know if we’ll be able to hold it at four. But I think we’ve got it right right now. I don’t know that the committee is interested in going to eight right now. But I think if college football continues on the path it is, it’s going to be more and more difficult to keep it at four.”While each of the programs have existed since the late 19th century, the Fiesta Bowl will mark only the sixth time they have squared off with one another.The most recent matchup came on Jan. 2, 2006, also in the Fiesta Bowl. That game saw former OSU quarterback Troy Smith throw for 342 yards en route to a 34-20 victory.Overall, the Buckeyes hold a 3-2 series advantage, winning the past three games after losing in consecutive years in 1936 and 1937.Welcoming the new year in Arizona is nothing unfamiliar to either team. OSU is set to make its seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, more than any other team, while Notre Dame is gearing up for its fifth. The teams are 4-2 and 1-3 in the game, respectively. One very memorable trip for OSU came in January 2003, when a double-overtime victory over Miami (Fla.) delivered the Buckeyes a national championship.How the Irish got thereNotre Dame’s season seemed to take an early turn for the worse when redshirt sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire was lost for the season in the second game with a broken ankle.He was replaced by redshirt freshman DeShone Kizer, a product of Toledo. Despite never leading a huddle in his collegiate career prior, Kizer had a strong year, throwing for 2,600 yards and 19 touchdowns and running for nine more scores.“We knew DeShone’s makeup, the kind of kid he was, the character he had,” Kelly said. “He went in, made a lot of plays, gained confidence. As his confidence grew, we were able to add more to his plate. Really proud of the way he handled himself.”Though the Fighting Irish lost a pair of games by two points to Clemson and Stanford, teams that ended up being ranked No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, Kelly said he is very happy with how the season turned out, especially coming off an 8-5 campaign in 2014 that ended with a trip to the Motor City Bowl.The coach credited some of the sustained success after losing his starting quarterback to borrowing the model OSU set the year before, when it went on to win the national championship despite losing its first- and second-string quarterbacks in Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett to injuries.“Urban had a similar situation last year. We kind of stole a little bit of what they did last year: not making any excuses, just going and playing,” Kelly said. “The kids really responded to that, in particular DeShone did and was able to lead our football team to some big wins.”Staff connectionsThe coaching staff of OSU is deep with Notre Dame connections, starting all the way at the top.Meyer was hired away from Colorado State before the 1996 season to become Notre Dame’s wide receivers coach. He stayed there until before the 2001 season, when he received his first head coaching job at Bowling Green.“That was a dream come true,” Meyer said during the teleconference. “That was my first exposure as a full-time coach to that level of football.”Kelly arrived at Notre Dame in 2010 by way of Cincinnati — the same school that Meyer graduated from in 1986.In addition, Meyer has been active in recruiting his coaches out of Kelly’s program. Of the nine coordinators and position coaches on Meyer’s staff, three were hired away from Kelly.For the first five years of Kelly’s tenure in South Bend, Indiana, his wide receivers coach — and later running backs coach — was Tony Alford. Before this season, Meyer hired Alford away from Kelly as OSU’s running backs coach, ending his six-year stint with the Fighting Irish.OSU offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner also worked under Kelly at Notre Dame in 2010 and 2011 as the Fighting Irish’s offensive line coach. He then took a job at OSU upon Meyer’s arrival in 2012.Following the same path as Warinner was Tim Hinton, who also left his two-year stint under Kelly when Meyer assembled his coaching staff at OSU. Hinton was Notre Dame’s running backs coach, and is now OSU’s tight ends and fullbacks coach.
Anglo American is investing ZAR15 million in a new Chair, to be known as the Anglo American Endowed Chair in Occupational Hygiene at the Wits School of Public Health. The Chair will conduct research, and engage in other scholarly activities, with the aim of decreasing employee exposure to dust, noise and other health hazards in mining and other industries, thereby contributing to employee wellbeing.“The Wits School of Public Health has long been the forerunner in the country in research and postgraduate studies in occupational health. We are very proud to have been granted the funds by Anglo American for this Chair and we are thankful that they are collaborating with us to strengthen our response to occupational hygiene, both in South Africa and Africa. The University’s responsiveness in this important field will advance our vision as a globally competitive and locally relevant university located in the economic and social hub of Africa,” said Professor Adam Habib, Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal.Khanyisile Kweyama, Executive Director of Anglo American in South Africa said: “This investment reinforces Anglo American’s commitment to health and safety and to the wellbeing our people and communities, through partnerships with government, academia and other stakeholders. Our occupational health strategy and management approach are governed by a series of standards, guidelines and assurance processes aimed at preventing harm to our workforce. We are proud of our partnership with Wits University which leverages the institution’s leading research and teaching expertise across a wide spectrum of disciplines within the area of occupational health and hygiene. The partnership will further see a strengthening of the existing link between Anglo American and the university’s mining engineering degree.”Occupational hygiene is the discipline of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards in the workplace. Dr Andrew Swanepoel, Senior Lecturer and Master of Public Health Occupational Hygiene Coordinator in the Wits School of Public Health, explains: “Other examples of hazards that can be measured and controlled by occupational hygienists include airborne pollutants such as gasses, fumes, noise, vibration, temperature extremes, and biological hazards such as Legionella bacteria. State-of-the-art equipment and systems, combined with high-level research and expert practitioners are needed to identify, monitor and control exposure to harmful dust, and all other mining industry-related health hazards.”The University is well placed to conduct world-class research in occupational hygiene. For more than three decades Wits academics from the School of Public Health, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), have been conducting ground-breaking research on mining-related diseases. “The new partnership with Anglo American is particularly important, as the University was founded on the School of Mining almost a century ago,” said Swanepoel. “Mining continues to play a central role in shaping the social, political, economic and health landscape of South Africa and Africa today, where mining activities are rapidly expanding.”“Mining and occupational hygiene and health are inseparable and there is a severe shortage of occupational hygienists in South Africa and Africa. This, together with insufficient resources to support occupational hygiene, compromises the ability of the industry to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of employees,” said Swanepoel. The new Chair will build on the Wits School of Public Health track record and strengthen occupational hygiene by increasing the number of masters and PhD graduates, as well as postdoctoral fellows. Cutting edge research will enhance the health and wellbeing of workers in various industries.
Treacy breaks clear of Great Britain’s Charlie Spedding in ’84. (© INPHO\Allsport)Tom Hanks and DisneyThe USOC wrote to the mayors of 35 cities in February asking if they wanted to be considered to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Villaraigosa replied on Monday, the Times reported.His reply was accompanied by a letter from the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, signed by Disney chief Robert Iger, basketball legend Magic Johnson and Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, among others.The host for the 2024 Olympics will be chosen in 2017. The last US city to host the Summer Olympics was Atlanta in 1996. Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002.New York applied to host the 2012 Games, but its bid was scuppered when the planned Olympic Stadium site was nixed. Chicago bid for the 2016 Games, but was knocked out in the first round of International Olympic Committee voting.Villaraigosa, who took office as LA mayor in 2005, will stand down after May elections to choose his successor. He cannot stand for re-election after two terms.- © AFP,20137 memorable moments to celebrate 21 years of the backpass rule TWO-TIME OLYMPIC HOSTS Los Angeles plans to bid on hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city’s effort has some major celebrity backers.The American West Coast metropolis, which hosted the 1932 Games and the 1984 Olympics that were boycotted by the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, expressed its interest in a letter to the US Olympic Committee (USOC).“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Villaraigosa said in the letter, published by the Los Angeles Times.“We are proud of our city’s sports heritage and tradition, and we stand ready to work with you to bring the Olympic Games back to the United States,” he added in the letter to Scott Blackmun, chief executive of the USOC.Ireland has a successful Olympic association with L.A. Bob Tisdall and Pat O’Callaghan won gold medals for athletic pursuits in 1932.In 1984, John Treacy put in a superb marathon run to claim a silver medal for Ireland.
Jordan Peele is here to take audiences to a creepy alternate reality, where horror, mystery, and suspense unfold dark situations: The Twilight Zone.On Thursday, CBS All Access posted a new trailer for The Twilight Zone. The reboot sci-fi series, which is hosted by Peele, follows individuals who are transported to another dimension that brings their fears, secrets, and fantasies to life. The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access on April 1.Peele, who takes viewers through The Twilight Zone, is joined by a stellar cast, including John Cho, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremblay, Vulture reported.The trailer, which teases some clips from the show, is a mysterious mind trip: You’ll witness characters tackle flight nightmares, time loops, and what appears to be kids taking over the government. The best part? It’s not a dream for those involved.Sign up for a CBS All Access account to stream The Twilight Zone. For more updates, follow The Twilight Zone’s Twitter account, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the reboot series.More on Geek.com:Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Teaser ‘Interrupted’ the Super BowlJordan Peele Teases New ‘Us’ Trailer Ahead of Super BowlJordan Peele’s Sci-Fi Series “Weird City’ Is Coming to YouTube Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror Maze’The Twilight Zone’ Finale Trailer Introduces Creepy ‘Blurryman’ Stay on target
It started with something as simple as a military Mussette bag.Eric Porter was only 16 when he acquired the bag, a popular World War II alternative to a haversack. About 20 years have passed, and Porter’s collection of military antiques has only grown. Now his garage in Sherwood, Ore., is filled with the antiques.“My wife has never been able to park in the garage,” joked Porter, 36.Porter is an organizer with Living History Group Northwest, which is conducting a World War II encampment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver. Many war-era artifacts will be on display.All the items are from 1942 to 1945, and there will be plenty of group members on hand, dressed in WWII-era gear, to explain just how those antiques factored into battle. There will be a U.S. Marine Corps display, multiple tents showcasing nursing, communication and logistical stations, plus vehicles, guns and much more.“A lot of veterans love seeing this stuff,” Porter said. “It’s different to see it in a book, but to see it, touch it, smell it. It’s different in real life.”Porter drove his 1942 Ford GPW from Sherwood. He spent more than four years restoring the jeep-type vehicle, stripping it down before rebuilding it.His father, Corky, who will be a company clerk and a truck driver at the encampment, served in Vietnam for a portion of his 28 years in the military — 26 years in the Navy, and two in the Army. Porter, who has participated in the Clark County encampment three times now, said throwing these events with his father has brought the pair closer. It also presented a bonding experience for Porter and his sons Noah, 10, and Andrew, 6.