Nitish Kumar to face floor test in Bihar Assembly

first_img The RJD, party sources said, would demand for “secret voting” on the issue.The RJD leaders have appealed to JD(U) and other legislators to vote on the “voice of the conscience”. The party has 80 MLAs in the House.The Congress, which has 27 legislators, has declared to vote against the Nitish Kumar government.The House has three Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and four Independent MLAs.Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhury said that the earlier notified monsoon session of the State Assembly scheduled to begin from July 28 to August 3 has been cancelled as it was recommended by the previous government.Also Read  Earlier on Wednesday, Nitish Kumar had submitted a letter of support from 131 MLAs to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who had given him 48-hours to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly.The new government, though, decided to seek a trust vote within 24-hours on Friday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will face a floor test in the State Assembly today. The day-long special session of the Assembly will begin at 11 a.m.Nitish Kumar and the BJP claimed to have the support of 131 legislators in the 243-member Assembly. They need 122 votes to win the confidence vote.All five MLAs belonging to the BJP’s alliance partners – Lok Janshakti Party (2), Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (2) and Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (1) – are likely to vote in favour of the new government led by Nitish Kumar.Also Read The story behind the Mahagathbandhan break-up Nitish resignation: A ‘scripted’ sequence of eventslast_img read more

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Steven Ashby named director of DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

first_imgThe Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) lead laboratory for chemistry, environmental science, and data analytics is getting a new leader. On 1 April, Steven Ashby, a computational mathematician, will become director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, one of 10 national laboratories supported by DOE’s $5.1 billion Office of Science, the lab announced Wednesday. Ashby, 55, has served as PNNL’s deputy director for science and technology since 2008 and will succeed Michael Kluse, who is retiring.”He’s a great choice,” says Mark Peters, a geochemist and associate lab director for energy and global security at the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, who from 2010 to 2013 served with Ashby on the National Laboratory Chief Research Officers Council, which Ashby chaired until last October. “When it comes to thinking about what the system can do to support science and national security, he’s one of the people [DOE leaders] call,” Peters says.PNNL is the second largest of the Office of Science labs and one of the most diverse. It has a staff of 4283 and a $1 billion annual budget and excels in research areas such as climate change, advance electrical grids, nuclear nonproliferation technologies, and environmental remediation, Ashby says. In spite of that diversity, PNNL has a unified mission, he says. “Simply put, our mission is to understand, predict, and control complex adaptive systems,” he says, be it climate, the energy grid, or the national security system. 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Last year, more than a quarter of its budget came from the nonproliferation programs within DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is responsible for the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Only a sixth came from DOE’s Office of Science. Unlike many other Office of Science labs, PNNL does not have a large particle accelerator–based user facility such as an x-ray source or a neutron source. PNNL’s single largest user facility is the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, which has an annual budget of about $40 million.Ashby is open and approachable, says Robert Falgout, a computational mathematician at NNSA’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where Ashby worked for 20 years before coming to PNNL. Ashby led the effort to establish the lab’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing in 1996, Falgout recalls. “People feel comfortable around him even though he’s the boss,” says Falgout, who considers Ashby a friend. “He works with people. He doesn’t say, ‘Just do it. This is how it’s going to be.’ “*Correction, 16 March, 12:33 p.m.: The story has been corrected to reflect that Ashby no longer chairs the National Laboratory Chief Research Officers Council.last_img read more

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Ferrari’s fast F1 start reduced to late-season flop

first_imgFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, comes through a turn during the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)MEXICO CITY, Mexico—Ferrari began the Formula One season with a furious start. A decade removed from its last season championship, the chase with Mercedes was finally on and Sebastian Vettel was taking the fight to Lewis Hamilton.Then came a crash in Singapore. A spark plug problem in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I was a little surprised Sebastian didn’t defend more,” Hamilton said. “I would have.” With a surge in power and technical rules changes the cars, Ferrari began this year believing it had the muscle to trade blows with Mercedes. Vettel landed wins in Australia and Bahrain in the first three races. The high point came on the French Riviera when Vettel captured the jewel of the season by winning the Monaco Grand Prix.The cracks began in June when Vettel rammed into the back of Hamilton while under a safety during the race in Azerbaijan. The Ferrari then pulled alongside and bumped Hamilton again. The move destroyed any friendly veneer on a rivalry that quickly heated up in Mercedes’ favor.Vettel’s last win came in Hungary. Hamilton took the season lead for the championship two races later in Italy and then came the Asian collapse that has come to define Ferrari’s season.In Singapore, Vettel was in pole position and Hamilton started in fifth simply hoping to limit the damage in a race Ferrari was primed to win.Instead, Vettel undid himself. In a bizarre starting bolt across the track to block Red Bull’s Max Verstappen into the first turn, Vettel instead caused a crash that took out himself, Verstappen and Raikkonen. Hamilton zipped through, won the race and has held the lead in the title chase ever since.Engine problems had Vettel starting near the back in Malaysia. A brilliant drive to fourth still left him losing more points to winner Hamilton. The crusher came in Japan, when Vettel’s race ended on the first lap because of the spark plug.“The things that have happened in the last three Asia races have really been a collection of the most unfortunate events,” Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said.Marchionne said he doesn’t expect team overhaul ahead of 2018.“We need to win, that’s the most important thing. I don’t think it’s attributable to a single guy,” Marchionne said.Vettel trails Hamilton by 66 points heading into Mexico and he knows his rival is poised for another title. Vettel seemed resigned to that likelihood in Texas. He briefly held the lead out of the start, but quickly surrendered it when Hamilton made an easy pass on lap six. Instead of blocking Hamilton to at least take the fight to him, he let him go. Stern calls for NBA changes of marijuana rules MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If Hamilton finishes fifth or higher in Mexico City, he will claim his third season championship in four years and his fourth overall, matching the four Vettel won with Red Bull from 2010-2013. He has already won nine races this year.Despite Ferrari’s status as Formula One’s richest and most popular team, it hasn’t won a driver’s championship since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007 or a constructor’s title since 2008. This season’s constructor’s title has already gone to Mercedes, clinched last weekend in Texas despite Vettel and Raikkonen finishing 2-3.Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has tried to keep a fighter’s attitude“We will continue to fight to the very last corner of the final race,” he said.This season’s disappointment might hurt more than some previous failures. No one was close to Mercedes in the first two seasons after the hybrid engine change. And this wasn’t the flop of 2016 when Ferrari didn’t win a race after seeing big gains the previous year. This was grabbing the lead by the throat and letting it go.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion By the final laps of Hamilton’s victory at the U.S. Grand Prix last weekend, Vettel was just a red blur in the Mercedes rear view mirror. Again.And by finishing second in a race it had to win, Ferrari’s season-opening roar has been reduced to a shrug and pouted lips, all but crushed by Hamilton’s second-half surge of checkered flags.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There was no real secret other than they were quicker than us,” Vettel said. “Whoever is faster usually has a good chance of winning … We tried to fight. At least that was better than other races when we didn’t have a chance.”Mathematically, Vettel could still win the title for the Italian team if Hamilton has a three-race collapse of epic proportions, starting this weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix. But Hamilton has scored points in every race this season and hasn’t missed a podium since the race in Hungary back on July 30.last_img read more

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Pelicans too much for LeBron’s Cavaliers

first_imgDavis, who missed Thursday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with a knee injury, pulled down 14 rebounds to go with his 30 points.Jrue Holiday also had a season-high 29 points and seven assists, while E’Twaun Moore matched his career-high with 24 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKevin Love led the way for the Cavaliers with 26 points and 11 rebounds.Cavs superstar LeBron James added 18 points, five rebounds and eight assists — but also had four turnovers as Cleveland, beaten by the Golden tate Warriors in last year’s NBA finals, dropped their second straight to fall to 3-3. DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks to pass the ball around Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Smoothie King Center on October 28, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans downed the Cavaliers 123-101. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — DeMarcus Cousins notched a triple-double and Anthony Davis returned from injury to score 30 points on Saturday as the New Orleans Pelicans downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-101.Cousins poured in 29 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double since arriving in New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games eSports are indeed … sports — IOC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Love made three three-pointers in little more than a minute to spark a 22-7 Cleveland scoring run that turned a 65-52 deficit into a 73-72 Cavs lead midway through the third period.But New Orleans responded with a 12-2 run and led 89-83 going into the final period.Cleveland, already coping with early season injuries, got a scare when Love went down with less than five minutes left in the third. Love returned to hit two free throws before coach Tyronn Lue sat his starters for much of the fourth quarter. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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SPORT-BAD-OPEN 2 LAST

first_imgSindhu, who has not been in the best of form of late, Sindhu, who has not been in the best of form of late, said she would like to make the best of the opportunity in this event. “After recovering from the injury, I have been playing well. I reached the finals of Denmark Open and then won at Macau and Malaysia. But after that I have not been consistent,” she said. “I will be playing four more tournaments after this event and it is going to be very hectic but important. I will look to get more consistent. A lot of ranking points are at stake, so we need to play more events before the Olympic qualification. “After the Thomas and Uber Cup, there will be time to train and get to the peak ahead of the Rio Olympics. Lets hope for the best,” Sindhu added. Germanys Marc Zwiebler stunned Chinese seventh seed Tian Houwei, who had reached the finals of the All England Championship, 18-21 21-19 23-21 in a thrilling contest in the mens singles. Second seed Kento Momota of Japan defeated Hong Kongs NG Ka Long Angus 21-16 21-11, while Denmarks Hans-Kristian Vittinghus notched up an upset win over Chinese Taipeis Chou Tien Chen, seeded sixth, 21-12 21-12 in another mens singles match. PTI ATK CM CMlast_img read more

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Chennai to host ATP Challenger tournament in February   Â

first_imgChennai, Nov 7 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) will conduct the Chennai Open Challenger Tennis Tournament 2018, an ATP Challenger event here from February 12 to 18, February 2018. The tournament will be held at the SDAT Tennis Stadium at Nungambakkam, said a press note from TNTA. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and All India Tennis Association (AITA) have approved the event, it added. The event will carry a prize money of US$ 50,000 and a number of international players and the top Indian players are expected to participate. TNTA president M A Alagappan said “The tournament will benefit Indian players to improve their ranking and break into the top 100 in the world.” “With the support of the government of Tamil Nadu and Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) we hope to conduct it year after year.” PTI SS�APR APRlast_img read more

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AAEON: BOXER-8300AI series Powering AI@Edge with Intel Movidius Myriad X

first_imgAAEON announces the launch of the BOXER-8300AI Series. Including the BOXER-8310AI, BOXER-8320AI, and the BOXER-8330AI (Coming Q4 2019), this family of AI@Edge embedded box PCs power AI and edge computing thanks to the innovative Intel Movidius Myriad X.At the core of the BOXER-8300AI series is the innovative AI Core X module from AAEON. Each AI Core X module features the Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU. The Intel Movidius Myriad X provides high performance processing, with speeds up to 105 fps (80 fps typical) and 1 TOPS as a dedicated neural network. The BOXER-8300AI Series features improved thermal design, allowing the Intel Movidius Myriad X to operate at higher temperatures without loss of performance.The BOXER-8310AI offers users entry-level value and performance in a compact fanless system. Small enough to fit almost anywhere, this embedded AI@Edge system is powered by a choice of Intel Pentium N4200 or Intel Celeron N3350 processors with up to 8 GB of RAM. The BOXER-8310AI features one AI Core X module, providing users with processing capability to power AI solutions such as traffic monitoring, people counting, or even smart retail solutions. With its improved thermal design, the BOXER-8310AI can operate easily in temperatures from -20 to as high as 55°CThe BOXER-8320AI brings the power of the 7th Generation Intel Core i3 Mobile Processor as well as two AI Core X modules, offering processing speeds up to 210 fps (160 typical). The fanless BOXER-8320AI is built with a din-rail mount design and form factor, allowing it to easily integrate into any industrial space, or control cabinet. The advanced thermal design of the BOXER-8320AI allows it to operate in conditions from -20 to 60°C. With the power of the Intel Core i3 processor and two AI Core X modules, the BOXER-8320AI can be used in high-performance AI applications such as smart security, facial recognition, and more.The BOXER-8300AI series offers users several advantages over other embedded AI@Edge systems. All BOXER-8300AI systems are compatible with the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, allowing users to run AI inferences on existing frameworks (such as TensorFlow or Caffe) or to create their own. The BOXER-8300AI supports expandable storage, supporting the full suite of Linux and Ubuntu. This also allows the BOXER-8300AI series to be expanded with support for wireless cards such as WiFi, 4G, or Bluetooth. Memory is also easy to replace and upgrade.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Renesas: full HD LCD video controller with MIPI-CSI2 inputNext Green Hills expands support for safe and secure automotive telematics and connectivitylast_img read more

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Injured Ben Stokes doubtful for third Test against West Indies

first_imgEngland, bidding to avoid a 3-0 clean sweep against West Indies, has fitness doubts over all-rounder Ben Stokes for the third and final Test that starts on Saturday.Opening batsman Keaton Jennings has been recalled after being dropped for the second Test, while wicketkeeper Ben Foakes is dropped.Captain Joe Root suggested Stokes’s bruised right heel was a result of the heavy burden he carried with the ball during England’s defeats in Barbados and Antigua, bowling more than 77 overs in baking conditions, but he did not completely dismiss reports the injury was sustained while running on the beach during a fitness session.”Whether it was before that or during that I’m not really sure,” Root said on Friday. “It’s down to a huge amount of workload over the first two Tests. He woke up sore with his heel.”Stokes could feature as a specialist batsman if he cannot play a full part with his bowling.”As we’ve seen in the recent past, when he’s not been around it can make a huge difference,” Root said. “Of course we want Ben fit and firing and ready to go as many times as possible, but it’s so important he is able to do his job properly.”Sam Curran will keep his place if England decides not to risk Stokes. Paceman Mark Wood is set to return to the attack, while Jonny Bairstow will reclaim the wicketkeeping gloves from Foakes.West Indies is hoping fast bowler Shannon Gabriel will again take a liking to the St Lucia venue.advertisementGabriel picked up 13 Sri Lankan wickets on his last visit to the Darren Sammy Stadium, including career-best figures of eight for 62.”This ground has been good to me. I have some good memories here,” he said. “I have some plans but your plan and God’s plan might be two different plans, so let’s see how it goes.”Gabriel has been the fasTest bowler in the series, touching 94mph (151kph).”As a group we’ve been bowling well together, and applying pressure, and once you apply pressure, batsmen make mistakes,” he said. “My role is no secret, it’s to run and bowl as fast as possible.”Kraigg Brathwaite will captain West Indies in the absence of Jason Holder, who is suspended following the team’s slow over-rate in the second Test.Squads:West Indies: Brathwaite, Campbell, Hope, Darren Bravo, Hetmyer, Chase, Dowrich, Roach, Joseph, Gabriel, Thomas, Paul.England: Burns, Jennings, Denly, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Buttler, Moeen Ali, Curran, Broad, Anderson, Wood.Also Watch:last_img read more

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Gabriel: Arsenal vs Tottenham is like a war

first_imgArsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Gabriel: Arsenal vs Tottenham is like a war Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 18:28 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gabriel Eric Dier Harry Kane Arsenal Tottenham 04032016 Getty Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The ex-Gunners defender revealed that he was told that he could lose to any other team except Spurs when he arrived in north London Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista believes that the north London derby feels like a war and that facing Tottenham is different than playing any other team.The 26-year-old left the Emirates for Valencia in August, having spent three years with the Gunners. During that time he won two FA Cup trophies under Arsene Wenger, but despite being in the matchday squad for the 2015 final, says that there is no bigger game for Arsenal than the north London derby.Arsenal 11/8 v Spurs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “When I played against Tottenham, during the day ahead of the game it felt completely different to playing any other team,” Gabriel told Sky Sports.“It was a kind of war. As soon as I arrived in London, I was told I could lose to any other team apart from Spurs. “Arsenal have got much more history than Tottenham and that means they should be above them. “But Spurs have been improving every season and the coach is fantastic and they have great players too.”Rafael van der Vaart | TottenhamNetherlands international Rafael van der Vaart lined out for Spurs between 2010 and 2012, and is confident that his former club can win in Saturday’s early kick-off.He believes it will be a tricky game for Tottenham, but feels that the confidence from beating Real Madrid in the Champions League will give them a boost over their local rivals.“It’s not easy to win because Arsenal is still a great team, great club,” the 34-year-old told Sky Sports.“But now Tottenham, winning against Madrid, being in this position, I’m 100 per cent sure that they will win there.”last_img read more

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10 months agoAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak ends international exile

first_imgAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak ends international exileby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is ready to end his international exile.New Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek says he’s been in touch with Oblak and he’s ready to return to the international fold. He had stepped away after rowing with former coach Tomaz Kavcic.”I have talked with Jan Oblak … The most important thing is that he is ready and willing. He will be summoned for the next game of the national team,” Kek told the Vecer.”I was not interested in what happened in the past. “The important thing is that Jan has not put conditions, he just has said he will gladly attend the call.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 days agoFletcher backing Rashford to prove Man Utd matchwinner against Liverpool

first_imgFletcher backing Rashford to prove Man Utd matchwinner against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Darren Fletcher is backing Marcus Rashford to prove the matchwinner against Liverpool on Sunday.Rashford has endured a difficult start to the season having only scored one goal from open play for Manchester United so far this term, but his goal and performance for England in their 6-0 win over Bulgaria on Monday showed signs of promise.”I think Daniel James has been a breath of fresh air and Scott McTominay has come to the fore and drives the team forward. Probably Marcus Rashford [is the match-winner in the side],” he told Sky Sports.”I think he is feeling the pressure of that a little bit this season, you want to say to him ‘relax, don’t try too hard’. We want him to try, obviously, but it’s a case of not trying too hard – wait for your opportunities.”I think for Marcus Rashford, like Manchester United, it could be the game that kick-starts the season. He’s a real talisman and the goals and performances are in him, all it takes is something to click.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tua Tagovailoa Gave Kyler Murray A Present After Winning The Heisman Trophy

first_img2018 Heisman Trophy finalists Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, and Tua Tagovailoa.ESPNThe debate over whether Kyler Murray or Tua Tagovailoa should have won the Heisman will continue even though Murray took home the award on Saturday night. Both players have their groups of supporters, but it is also fair to say they are big fans of each other.After Murray won college football’s highest honor, Tagovailoa congratulated the Oklahoma star with a very personal gift: an authentic Hawaiian floral lei.Tua’s younger brother Taulia presented Murray with the lei after the ceremony.“They are all about family and they make sure everybody else is good,” Murray told AL.com. “I enjoyed being around their family for the past two days and they’ve been nothing but supportive of me. So, I’m very appreciative of them.”Murray thanked Tagovailoa for the gesture on Twitter last night.Respect brother. @Tuaamann pic.twitter.com/alEG5kTPaK— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 10, 2018This is definitely an awesome move from Tagovailoa. It shows the high level of mutual respect between the two competitors.The next time these two see each other, it will be in the Orange Bowl, where Alabama and Oklahoma will battle for a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.last_img read more

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Mack Brown Makes Huge Assistant Coach Hire At UNC

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown has reportedly made a major assistant coach hire with the Tar Heels.Brown, who’s come out of retirement to lead UNC’s program, is reportedly hiring a top assistant coach out of the SEC.Ole Miss’ offensive coordinator, Phil Longo, is reportedly taking the same role with the Tar Heels.The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman first reported the news.“SOURCE: #OleMiss OC Phil Longo will become the new offensive coordinator at UNC for Mack Brown who is going Air-Raid,” he reports.SOURCE: #OleMiss OC Phil Longo will become the new offensive coordinator at UNC for Mack Brown who is going Air-Raid.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2018Longo joined Ole Miss’ program in 2017 after coaching at the FCS level at Sam Houston State. He led one of the top offenses in the country at Sam Houston State.Stay tuned for an official announcement.last_img read more

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No doubt India can win World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan to India Today

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

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JES Clinches Another Shipbuilding Contract

first_img Print  Close zoom JES International Holdings, through its subsidiary Jiangsu New East Marine Equipment Co., Ltd, has clinched another contract for the construction of a Post-panamax bulk carrier plus options for another 3 similar vessels with the same design.The value of the 95,000DWT bulk carriers, if all the options are exercised, shall be worth up to US$120 million. The contract and options are repeated orders from a European customer.The delivery of the vessel under the contract is expected to take place in September 2015 whereas the delivery of the vessels under the options, if exercised, is expected to take place from November 2015 onwards. JES, March 11, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive Northwest Arm Drive at Walter Havill Drive and the Albert Walker Connector intersection will be reduced to one lane for signal upgrades until Friday, Feb. 29. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice.center_img Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Folly Lake Bridge Folly Lake Bridge over the CN rail tracks will be periodically reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Wednesday, Jan. 16. A 25-tonne weight restriction will be in place until repairs are completed. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday, including weekends. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution.last_img read more

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OPPO becomes 3rd most trusted smartphone brand in India

first_imgSan Francisco: Chinese smartphone player OPPO on Tuesday announced that the brand has secured third spot in the most trusted smartphone brand in India, according to a report by Mumbai-based analytics firm Trust Research Advisory (TRA). According to TRA’s Brand Trust Report 2019, OPPO climbed up seven ranks to secure this year’s third spot in the top 10 smartphone brands in India. Incorporating advanced technologies like motorised camera, 10X Hybrid Zoom, fast charging, in-display fingerprint scanner and bezel-less display even in the budget segment, smartphones have helped the company retain its spot in the top brands, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app With one of its biggest Research and Development centres in Hyderabad, OPPO plans to intensify its business in India. The company also houses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greater Noida. In addition, while Dell has emerged as the most trusted brand in India this year, OPPO has also secured an overall 28th rank in TRA’s Brand Trust Report, 2019. OPPO was recently recognised as the most-preferred innovative handset brand in the premium segment, as per an independent study conducted by the analyst firm CyberMedia Research (CMR), the company added.last_img read more

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Promoted Pretorious fires SA into healthy SL lead

first_imgJohannesburg: Dwaine Pretorius took advantage of a promotion in the South African batting order with a power-packed innings in the third and final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. All-rounder Pretorius hit 77 not out off 42 balls at number three as South Africa made 198 for two after being sent in. Reeza Hendricks made 66, his second straight half-century, and captain JP Duminy hit 34 not out off 14 deliveries as South Africa finished the innings strongly. South Africa have already taken the series after winning the first two matches. Duminy said at the toss that Pretorius had been moved up three because of limited opportunities to bat in previous matches. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”It was a good surprise and I am just happy it came off,” Pretorius told SuperSport television as he left the field. Pretorius, who hit seven fours and three sixes, shared a second-wicket stand of 90 with Hendricks and a rapid unbeaten 71 in the last five overs with Duminy. Hendricks, who made 65 in the second match in Centurion on Friday, started slowly but picked up the pace to make his 66 off 52 balls with eight fours and two sixes.last_img read more

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Affected Families of Police Homicide present petition to Ontario Legislature

Families who have lost a loved one at the hands of police assembled at Queens Park for two reasons today. First, to remember the people who’ve died. And secondly. to present a petition to the legislature.As Cindy Csordas reports, the hope is the government will enact some recommended changes with the hope to save lives. The pain was felt at a memorial honouring the dead. People here believe their loved ones were unjustly killed by police.Steve Mesic was shot and killed by Hamilton police two years ago. Mesic never got to meet his unborn son. “Steve’s death has shaken the foundation of my family. Our life has changed dramatically in every way imaginable” says Steve’s widow Sharon Dorr. The “Affected Families of Police Homicide” group presented a petition to the Ontario legislature. It suggests police should get random urine tests to check for drug use. The group also wants to see police equipped with other non-lethal weapons.Norm Dorr would have been Steve Mesic’s father in law. “Pulling a revolver where there’s no going back. There’s no going back for the officer, there’s no going back for the person who’s the target of the bullets, there’s no going back for the families. It’s over, they’re shot, they’re dead.”Jeffrey Reodica was killed by a police officer in Scarborough eleven years ago . “We have an eyewitness that says he hit my son in the head with his gun and then pushed him down and bang bang bang. He was shot four times” says his father Willie Reodica. Families here say the number of people shot dead by police continues to grow and more often then not they are cleared of their actions by the Special Investigations Unit.But NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh says the last Ombudsman’s report showed that the government created barriers that prevent the SIU from probing deaths properly. read more

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Annan says democratic principles must prevail both nationally and internationally

“Whether we are operating at the national or global level, in a globalizing world more than ever before our touchstone must be the will of the people,” Mr. Annan told some 400 participants attending the meeting in Oslo as he began an official visit to Norway. The Secretary-General highlighted the many advantages of democratic governance within States, while pointing out that it was “just as important” internationally. He observed that despite significant advances, “democracy at the global level is far from what it could be.” The United Nations, for example, could be more democratic if the Security Council were reformed and made more representative of the UN membership as a whole. Recognizing that this matter must be decided by the Member States, he noted that “sadly, while almost all of them agree on the need for reform, agreement on the details remains elusive.” Looking beyond the Security Council, Mr. Annan pointed out that decisions affecting billions of people were taken in other institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the “Group of Eight” countries. “We would live in a better and fairer world – indeed, a more democratic world – if, in all those places, greater weight were given to the views and interests of the poor, who form a substantial majority of the human race,” he said. The Secretary-General lauded the Organization of African Unity (OAU) for taking the “courageous stand” of declaring that its summit meetings will no longer admit leaders who have come to power by unconstitutional means. “I look forward to the day when the General Assembly of the United Nations follows this fine example, for I have no doubt that its authority will be greatly strengthened when all the governments represented in it are themselves, clearly and unmistakably, representative of the peoples of the world,” he said. The conference, convened under the theme “the challenges of democratic governance in a globalizing world,” was opened by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and chaired by Foreign Minister Torbjorn Jagland. Earlier in the day, the Secretary-General held separate discussions with both of those officials, among other high-level contacts. Following his meeting with the Prime Minister, the Secretary-General told reporters that he had thanked Mr. Stoltenberg for “the contribution of Norway, not only for the fight against AIDS but in the whole area of economic and social development, the work you have done with us in the Middle East on peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” among other issues. Asked about the situation in the Middle East, the Secretary-General warned that measures must be taken to break the prevailing deadlock and prevent a deterioration. “What is essential is for all of us to recognize that the current impasse in the region cannot be allowed to persist,” he said. “It is dangerous, it is raising tensions in the region, and if we do not take concrete steps to contain it, it may spread to other parts of the region and beyond.” Tomorrow, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with the President of Norway and other senior officials. read more

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