Northeast Frontier Railways recruitment for 55 sportsperson posts

first_imgNortheast Frontier Railway (NFR) has invited applications for recruitment of 55 sportspersons across divisions such as Headquarters, Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding and Tinsukia. Candidates will be selected on the basis of a sports trial and personal interview. Last date for application is September 15, 2014.    VacanciesAthletics- Men (Headquarters): 2 postsAthletics- Women (Headquarters): 3 postsBadminton- Women (Headquarters): 1 postBasketball- Men (Headquarters): 1 postBasketball- Women (Headquarters): 2 postsCricket- Women (Headquarters): 2 postsCycling- Men (Headquarters)    : 1 postFootball- Women (Headquarters): 7 postsTable Tennis- Men (Headquarters): 2 postsAquatics- Men (Headquarters): 2 postsBody Building- Men (Headquarters): 1 postBoxing- Men (Headquarters): 2 postsBoxing- Women (Headquarters): 3 postsGolf- Men (Head Quarter): 1 postFootball- Women (Katihar): 2 postsWeight Lifting- Men (Katihar): 1 postWeight Lifting- Women (Katihar): 2 postsArchery- Men (Alipurduar): 1 postArchery- Women (Alipurduar): 1 postFootball- Women (Alipurduar): 1 postPower Lifting- Women (Alipurduar): 2 postsCricket- Women (Rangiya): 1 postFootball Women (Rangiya): 4 postsBasketball- Women (Lumding): 3 postsBoxing- Men (Lumding): 1 postFootball- Men (Lumding): 1 postCricket- Women (Tinsukia): 2 postsFootball- Women (Tinsukia): 2 postsWeight Lifting- Men (Tinsukia): 1 postSalarySelected candidates would receive Rs 5,200 – Rs 20,200 per month with grade pay Rs 2,000.EligibilityThe age of the candidate should be between 18 years and 25 years. The candidate should have completed graduation or Matric or Class 10 or its equivalent from a recognised university/ institute.SelectionEligible candidates will be selected for the posts on the basis of performance in a sports trial performance and personal interview. Applicants will be judged on the following criterion:1. Game skill and physical fitness as per coach’s observations during trial: 40 marks2. Previous record of recognized Sports Achievements as per norms: 50 marks3. Educational qualifications: 5 marks4. General Intelligence and Personality etc. : 5 marksTotal: 100 marksHow to Apply Interested candidates can apply for the sports position vacancies by sending an application through speed post to the given official address.  advertisementlast_img read more

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Neymar can lead Brazil to victory in Olympics: Ronaldo

first_imgBrazilian football legend Ronaldo believes present national team captain Neymar can lead his side to an elusive victory in the upcoming Rio Olympics. (Latest Football stories)”Playing at home, with Neymar, I see a great possibility for the gold medal going to Brazil,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying by goal.com on Friday.Neymar has opted to sit out of June’s Copa America Centenario in order to lead Brazil’s Olympians.And Ronaldo said same things had happened to him in his playing career where he had to sit out competitions to take part in some other tournaments.BRAZIL YET TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD”It happened to me, being unable to play because I was not released by my club, or because of scheduling conflicts,” he said.”The calendar is increasingly packed full of more games and more competitions, and then players like Neymar are forced to choose between playing a Copa America or the Olympics.”Brazil have been drawn in Group A of Rio 2016 and open their campaign against South Africa in Brasilia on August 4.They have never won the Olmpic gold medal, the only top level football title yet to be won by them.last_img read more

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Mercedes looks at signing Fernando Alonso to replace Nico Rosberg

first_imgThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is looking at signing Spaniard Fernando Alonso, a two-time world champion, to replace current champion Nico Rosberg, who retired days after winning his title, the team’s executive director Toto Wolff has said.”You have to consider Fernando,” Efe quoted Wolff as saying in an interview with Sky Sports on Tuesday. (Hamilton off the hook as Mercedes start driver search)”He is a driver I respect a lot. He combines talent, speed and experience. It’s all there.” (Nico Rosberg deserved his title, says Lewis Hamilton)Mercedes, winner of the past three constructors titles, is looking for a driver to pair with Lewis Hamilton, a three-time world champion who has won two titles with Mercedes, following the 31-year-old Rosberg’s surprise decision to retire five days after winning the championship.The 35-year-old Alonso, the F1 world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, had a difficult relationship with Hamilton when the two drove for McLaren in 2007.Alonso “is in a contract with McLaren-Honda at the moment and we just need to weigh all the other options,” Wolff said.Pascal Wehrlein, a 22-year-old former Mercedes test driver, appears to be the best option to replace Rosberg.Wehrlein drove for Manor Racing, which uses Mercedes engines, in 2016.last_img read more

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ITW Consulting wins title and in-stadia ad rights of Ind vs SL

first_imgMumbai, Jul 11 (PTI) Sports management company ITW Consulting today said it has bagged the title and in-stadia advertising rights of India tour of Sri Lanka from broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India.”Viewers are looking forward to the series as this is the Indian cricket teams first full tour (Tests,ODIs anda T20) of Sri Lanka in three years. In addition to this, advertisers are also aware of the visibility that is ensured through the duration of the tournament, giving brands a wider reach,” Rajesh Kaul, President, Distribution and Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said in a statement.The Virat Kohli-led team will play three Test matches, five One-day internationals and a T20 match in Sri Lanka, starting from July 26 till September 6.”We will shortly be making the title sponsor announcement for the India series along with the central on-ground partners of the series,” ITW Consulting co-founder Bhairav Shanth said. PTI DS NRB RDSlast_img read more

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Shaun Tait’s spell at the WACA reminded me of the joy of wicketkeeping: Adam Gilchrist

first_imgFormer Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who is most commonly considered as the best wicket-keeper in cricket history, has singled out an exhilarating spell from Shaun Tait as the fastest he has ever witnessed from behind the stumps.Despite having the pleasure of facing and keeping to some of the fastest bowlers in his illustrious career, the 45-year-old believes Tait’s spell in a one-off T20I match against New Zealand at the WACA in 2007 was the sharpest he has ever kept to.It should be noted that only months prior, Tait had undergone surgery on his troublesome right elbow, which had ruled him out of the inaugural World T20 earlier that year.”Tait bowling at the WACA down-breeze. Evening T20. Knowing he’s only got four overs max to bowl. That was probably the fastest spell of bowling that I’ve kept to,” cricket.com.au quoted Gilchrist, as saying.”Keeping to Tait that day reminded me of the joy of keeping. Standing so far back and just the fun. Wondering what’s coming, where it’s going. Diving around and having a laugh while you’re doing it,” Gilchrist added.However, Tait’s efforts in his T20I debut match against the Black Caps were overshadowed by a suggestion from the then New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori that “questions are always asked” about the legality of bowling actions that generate extreme pace.Tait, who was outraged by the suggestion, described the talk over his bowling action “a disgrace” and decided to undergo International Cricket Council (ICC) test.advertisementWhile he returned to Australia’s Test team in January that summer, he sidelined himself for rest of the season shortly after, citing emotional and physical exhaustion.last_img read more

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Indian Super League: FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC play out goalless draw

first_imgIndian Super League: FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC play out goalless drawA point each for Goa and Jamshedpur helped them maintain their position on the ISL table. Goa have 21 points from 12 games and are fourth while playoff rivals Jamshedpur remain fifth with 20 points from 13 matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk FatordaJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 23:25 IST FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC players in action during the Indian Super League (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGoa have 21 points from 12 games and are fourth in the points tableJamshedpur remain fifth with 20 points from 13 matchesBoth teams continue to remain in contention for a place in the semi-finalsFC Goa and Jamshedpur FC did their Indian Super League (ISL) qualification chances neither good nor bad as they played a goalless draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Monday.A hard-fought 90 minutes showcased the teams’ quality on the ball but the defence stood strong to deny goals at either end of the field. A point each for Goa and Jamshedpur helped them maintain their position on the ISL table. Goa have 21 points from 12 games and are fourth while playoff rivals Jamshedpur remain fifth with 20 points from 13 matches. Neither team are assured of a place in the semi-finals but with neither of them losing this battle, they continue to remain in contention.The Spanish influence was on display in the way both teams started the game as the midfielders contested for the ball with a desire to build attacks.Ahmed Jahouh and @Tim_Cahill square off as tempers flare in Goa!#HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #GOAJAM #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/wO6lfkCNDQIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 28, 2019Jamshedpur’s patient passing and prodding took a turn for the worse when Brandon Fernandes picked up the ball at the halfway line and threaded a perfectly weighted through-ball for Jackichand Singh on the right flank in the 18th minute.With the visitors’ backline holding a high defensive line, the winger surged into the box but was dispossessed by Dhanachandra Singh whose excellent sliding tackle averted danger.The teams continued to prefer possession over penetration but could not break the deadlock before the break.advertisementIs it a ?Is it a ?Its @Tiri1991!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/DrnsslhxLzJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #GOAJAM #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/gN4S7z5f2CIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 28, 2019Ferran Corominas, who struggled due to a lack of service in the first half, drifted wide and delivered a threatening cross from the right flank in the 53rd minute. Jackichand latched onto it inside the box but blazed his effort wide.Goa continued to threaten from wide areas as only two minutes later, Hugo Boumous left Brandon’s low cross from the left flank for Corominas who had made an unmarked run towards the centre of the box. However, the Spaniard failed to connect.Jamshedpur had a chance of their own in the 63rd minute when Robin Gurung found space on the overlap and provided a neat cut-back from the right flank for an unmarked Mario Arques in the centre of the box. The midfielder, however, could not keep his header on target.There were close shaves at both ends as the second half wore on. In the 71st minute, Farukh Choudhary pounced on a failed clearance to swing a teasing cross from the right flank for Arques who struck the ball over the bar with just the goalkeeper to beat.Substitute and debutant Zaid Krouch went close a minute later for Goa. The forward was sent through on goal after a series of neat passes by the hosts in midfield but he sent his shot straight at Jamshedpur custodian Subrata Paul.Corominas took it upon himself in the 84th minute to help Goa find a late winner. The striker skipped past a couple of challenges inside the box before getting a shot away but Subrata showed a strong pair of hands to keep it out.The Jamshedpur custodian was at it again late on to brilliantly keep out Brandon’s close-range effort from Manvir Singh’s low cross. However, there would be no winner on the night despite Goa laying siege to the Jamshedpur goal towards the end.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow FC GoaFollow Jamshedpur FCFollow Indian Super Leaguelast_img read more

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Philippe Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona

first_img Next Reuters MunichAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 14:31 IST Philippe Coutinho had joined Barcelona in January last year for approximately 142 million pounds. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBayern Munich signed Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan for the seasonBayern will pay a loan fee of 8.5 million euros ($9.44 million) and pay Coutinho’s wagesCoutinho will wear the number 10 shirt previously worn by Dutchman Arjen RobbenBundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan for the season, the two clubs confirmed on Monday.Bayern will pay a loan fee of 8.5 million euros ($9.44 million) and pay his wages. They have the option of making the deal permanent for a fee of 120 million euros.Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in January last year for approximately 142 million pounds ($172.25 million), was the third most expensive transfer in history but he failed to hit the same heights at the Camp Nou as he did with Liverpool.”FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho to the German club for the 2019/20 season,” Barcelona said in a statement.”Barcelona would like to thank to publicly thank Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication wishes him all the best in this new stage of his career.”Coutinho will wear the number 10 shirt previously worn by Dutchman Arjen Robben, who retired at the end of last season.”We’ve been working on bringing in Philippe Coutinho for quite some time and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.”Our thanks go to FC Barcelona for agreeing to the transfer. With his creativity and outstanding skills, Philippe is a player who will immediately strengthen our attack.”Bayern, who drew their first league game 2-2 with Hertha Berlin last weekend, play away at Schalke on Saturday.Also Read | Premier League: Frank Lampard disappointed with draw vs Leicester in 1st home matchAlso See:advertisementFor 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 Bayern MunichFollow BarcelonaFollow Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on loan from BarcelonaBrazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho will wear the number 10 shirt previously worn by Dutchman Arjen Robben, who retired at the end of last season.advertisementlast_img read more

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Bharat Arun on Jasprit Bumrah’s Antigua heroics: Best spell of fast bowling from an Indian in long time

first_imgBharat Arun on Jasprit Bumrah’s Antigua heroics: Best spell of fast bowling from an Indian in long timeIndia tour of West Indies 2019: Bharat Arun, who has been reappointed as India bowling coach, heaped rich praise on Jasprit Bumrah, saying the India pacer made a minor adjustment to his lengths and that brought him success in the 2nd innings of the Antigua Test against West Indies.advertisement India Today Web Desk JamaicaAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 10:43 IST West Indies vs India: Jasprit Bumrah picked up 5 wickets, giving away just 7 runs in the 2nd innings of the Antigua Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah picked up his 4th 5-wicket haul in the Antigua TestBumrah picked up 5 wickets in his 8-over spell, giving away just 7 runsBharat Arun said Bumrah’s accuracy makes him very potentIndia bowling coach Bharat Arun on Wednesday heaped rich praise on Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to quickly adapt to different situations in Test cricket while revealing what led to his success in the second innings of the Antigua Test match against West Indies.Bharat Arun said Bumrah’s spell in the 2nd innings that reduced West Indies to 50 for 9 was one of the best fast bowling efforts from an Indian pacer in a long time.Jasprit Bumrah picked up only 1 wicket in the first innings after bowling 18 overs but he stepped and picked up his 4th 5-wicket haul in Tests in the second innings. Bumrah finished with figures of 5/7 as India bowled West Indies out for 100 and clinched a 318-run win to begin their World Test Championship campaign in style.Bumrah, as Bharat Arun pointed out, bowled fulled than before and reaped the rewards as he swung the ball both ways to rattle the stumps four times. Bumrah bowled a peach to West Indies captain Jason Holder to make sure there were no late fightbacks from the hosts who are yet to win a match against India in the ongoing tour.”It was the best spell of fast bowling I have seen from an Indian in a long time,” Bharat Arun said on Wednedsay, as quoted by Cricbuzz.”He is bowling consistently at over 140 clicks at any given point of time, and his action is not a very orthodox action. So it takes the batsman a second longer to pick up. Also, he is very accurate which makes him so potent,” Arun added.advertisement”Bumrah is a skilful bowler. He is aware of the situations and he has adjusted himself beautifully to every situation. Even if you see the lengths he bowled in the first and the second innings, it is obviously a lot more different. He has pitched the ball a lot more up and he was getting appreciable movement.”Bharat Arun was reappointed as the bowling coach of the senior national team after the MSK Prasad-led senior selection committee held interviews for the posts of support staff. Arun, who has been key to Indian pace unit’s successive over the last 2 years, pipped the likes of Venkatesh Prasad to retain the job along with Ravi Shastri who has reappointed as the head coach.The focus is on execution and not the outcome: Bharat ArunStressing that his approach to coaching pace bowlers varies with every individual, Bharat Arun said he focussed a lot on understanding “small things” that help them perform better. Arun instantiated his statement by revealing that the discussion that he had with Bumrah after the first innings of the Antigua Test was about the pacer’s lengths.”We look at the bowling as per the execution, not the outcome.The wickets are the outcome, I’m not looking at the outcome at all,” Bharat Arun said.He added: “Even after the first innings, what we spoke about was the execution. It was a bit short and with his bowling, he needs to bowl up. Wickets were never the question. If you bowl the right lengths, you will get the wickets. Bumrah is quite aware of that. And it was just the momentary shift in lengths.”Every bowler is different. My interaction with every bowler is also very different from one another. It is so important to know the mindsets of the bowlers. Once you are, as a coach, aware of the mindsets of the bowlers, it is easier for us to give the right treatment,” Bharat Arun added.Buyoyed by the performance of their bowling unit, India will be looking to complete a clean sweep of the 2-Test series when they face the West Indies in Jamaica from Friday.Notably, India will retain their place at the top of World Test Championship table if they managed to win another 60 points in the 2nd Test. Virat Kohli’s men have been spotless in the ongoing tour of West Indies as the hosts are yet to win a match. West Indies were beaten 3-0 in T20Is and 2-0 in ODIs before they lost the 1st Test in Antigua.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli’s men attend official team dinner ahead of Jamaica TestAlso Read | India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni unavailable for T20I seriesAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Bharat ArunFollow India cricket teamFollow India tour of West Indies 2019 Nextlast_img read more

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Funding for Mineral Exploration

first_imgProspectors and mining companies can once again apply for funding from the government’s Mineral Incentive Program to help find or develop new mineral resources. “I am very encouraged that this program is leading to new mineral discoveries and attracting new interest in mineral exploration in our province,” said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. “The economic importance of mining and mineral exploration, especially to rural Nova Scotia, cannot be overstated.” The Mineral Incentive Program helps prospectors and companies do mineral exploration work which can open opportunities for employment and businesses. The program has $400,000 available in grants. Eligible prospectors can receive grants up to $15,000 for their exploration work. There is also funding available for training and business development. Shared grants up to $100,000 are available for projects that show strong potential to lead to new discoveries of minerals or to expand work on previous discoveries. For those projects, the provincial grant will match up to 50 per cent of eligible costs. Application forms and program guidelines are available at www.novascotia.ca/natr . Applications must be submitted by June 3. They will be evaluated by mid-June and approved applicants will be notified shortly after that.last_img read more

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SecretaryGeneral appoints deputy special representative for East Timor

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hasegawa was the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) special adviser on crime prevention and recovery, stationed in Geneva. He has worked for UNDP since 1969, holding senior posts with the agency in Rwanda, Cambodia, Nepal, and Indonesia, and has served with the UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia. In East Timor, he will also function as the UNDP Resident Coordinator.Mr. Hasegawa succeeds Dennis McNamara, who “served with distinction” with the UN Transitional Mission in East Timor (UNTAET) – the preceding mission – and during the start-up of the present UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), according to spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

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UN tribunal judges weigh transferring trial of two accused generals to Croatia

Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), ordered the establishment of a trial chamber following a request for a transfer – the first of its kind – from prosecutors.Judges Alfons Orie of the Netherlands, O-Gon Kwon of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Kevin Parker of Australia will now hear submissions about whether the trials of Rahim Ademi and Mirko Norac should be heard by the County Court of Zagreb instead.Mr. Ademi and Mr. Norac face one charge of crimes against humanity (persecutions) and four charges of war crimes (two counts of murder, and separate counts of plunder of property, and wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages).But the ICTY’s rules allow for trials to be transferred, if approved by a panel of judges, to a country either where the alleged crime was committed, the accused was arrested, or there is jurisdiction and a willingness to accept the case.As part of its strategy to complete all of its work by 2010, ICTY officials are examining whether the trials of some indicted individuals can be transferred effectively to the local courts of relevant States.If the three judges approve this transfer, Mr. Ademi and Mr. Norac will be handed over to Croatian authorities and prosecutors will provide all the necessary materials to their counterparts.Mr. Ademi, 50, and Mr. Norac, 36, served as generals in the Croatian army after the country became independent in 1990 and worked as commanders during a military operation in the Medak Pocket area in September 1993.Medak Pocket – a small, rural area with about 400 Serb civilian residents – was situated in what was known as a “pink zone,” an area adjacent to a UN Protected Area in Croatia during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.Croatian forces attacked Medak Pocket on 9 September, shelling towns and buildings and killing at least 29 Serbs and wounding many others. The majority of the area’s farm buildings were destroyed and the personal belongings of residents were stolen or damaged beyond repair. read more

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Ohio State football By The Numbers

While Ohio State football won’t be in position to clinch the Big Ten’s Leaders Division championship, it’s safe to say their path to the title goes through Happy Valley and the Penn State Nittany Lions. The No. 9-ranked Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) travel to play Penn State (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., where more than 106,000 are expected to attend. OSU and PSU are undefeated in Big Ten play and enter Saturday’s game after rousing victories this past weekend. OSU fought back in the closing seconds of its game against Purdue to force overtime and eventually win, 29-22, with starting sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller sidelined with an injury. PSU, left for dead by some pundits after beginning the season 0-2, stretched its current winning streak to five games with a 38-14 rout of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday. PSU coach Bill O’Brien has returned the program to on-field respectability in the first season following late, former coach Joe Paterno’s firing. The two programs are banned from postseason play this season, with PSU’s ban continuing for the three seasons to follow due to NCAA sanctions stemming from former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children in team facilities. Both remain eligible for the Leaders Division crown, though, and the victor on Saturday will be well-positioned to win divisional bragging rights as the 2012 college football season enters its home stretch. Offense  If OSU’s first four Big Ten games are any indicator, both Miller and redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton are going to see action in Saturday’s game against PSU. When Miller’s on the field, he’s simply dominant, having run for 959 yards and 10 scores while throwing for 1,384 yards and 11 touchdowns. The problem is that Miller isn’t always on the field – he’s been forced from each of the Buckeyes’ Big Ten games this season for various amounts of time due to injury. Guiton’s proven himself to be a serviceable back-up, though – he’s completed 12-of-21 attempts this season for 128 yards and a touchdown and an interception. Perhaps most notably, Guiton also proved himself to be cool under pressure, having led the Buckeyes back from a 22-14 deficit with 47 seconds to play against Purdue to an eventual overtime win. For Penn State’s part, senior quarterback Matt McGloin, a former walk-on, has emerged as one of the elite passers in the conference. What the Nittany Lions lack in a rushing attack – their leading running back, redshirt junior Zach Zwinak, has 369 yards on the season – McGloin makes up for in the passing game. The Scranton, Pa. native has 1,788 yards through the air to go along with 14 passing touchdowns. Defense For all of OSU’s defensive struggles, the unit showed improvement last week against Purdue, allowing just 13 points to the Boilermakers’ offense (the other Purdue scores came on a 100-yard kickoff return and a safety). OSU senior Zach Boren has provided a spark at the linebacker position for the Buckeyes and has tallied 14 tackles in two games since jumping to defense from the fullback position. The Nittany Lions’ defense is stout and is the 13th in the nation with only 15.71 points per game allowed. PSU also only allows more than 322.7 yards per game – that’s 22nd best in America. The Nittany Lions also boast a potential all-Big Ten linebacker in redshirt senior Michael Mauti, who has accumulated 65 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three interceptions. Mauti, PSU’s emotional leader, will likely steer the PSU defense on the field and stoke the Beaver Stadium “White Out” crowd as well. Special Teams On paper, the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions don’t pose a great threat on kick and punt returns. OSU has the only return for a touchdown between the two squads – a punt return by OSU junior Corey Brown against Nebraska. There’s only marginal separation between the teams when it comes to return yardages as well, though OSU holds the edge in punt and kickoff returns. For perhaps the first time all season, OSU has an edge when it comes to kicking field goals. Buckeyes junior kicker Drew Basil is 3-of-5 on field goal tries this season. Basil’s season-long is 35 yards and he clanked a 50-yard try off the upright in the north end zone at Ohio Stadium last weekend. Through no fault of his own, Basil simply hasn’t had many opportunities this season. PSU sophomore kicker Sam Ficken is a different story. Ficken is 4-of-11 on field goal tries this season, has a long of 34 yards and missed four attempts during a 17-16 Sept. 8 loss at Virginia. Since that loss, O’Brien has used his kicker sparingly and has trotted Ficken out for only two field goals longer than 40 yards, and the kicker missed both (a 47-yard miss against Illinois and a 43-yarder against Iowa). read more

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Samsung confirms dualcore 2GHz mobile chip for 2012

first_imgSamsung has confirmed that it is set to release a new mobile processor in 2012 that it says puts the power of a PC in a phone. The reason for that claim is the sheer speed on offer as it will be a dual-core chip running at 2GHz.The current range of smartphones on the market rely on mobile processors typically running between 800MHz and 1.2GHz in both single and dual-core configurations. Samsung’s new chip would significantly push up the performance of any handset using it over what we experience today, and paves the way for even more functionality or just an improved Android experience at a higher resolution.AdChoices广告Little is known about the new chip other than its speed. It is expected to carry the name Exynos which Samsung already uses for some of its mobile processors. A good example of that it the Exynos (GT-i9100) — a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 chip found in the Galaxy S II.The existing Exynos 4210 architecture can be seen below and already offers a wealth of features including 3D, 1080p video, HDMI out, and triple-display support. The 2GHz will surely offer a similar feature set and most likely extends past previous generations.The good news for consumers is Samsung isn’t keeping the processor just for its own devices. The company intends to offer it to third-party manufacturers meaning we could see an influx of 2GHz smartphones arriving in 2010, and who knows, possibly tablets running the new chip too.Read more at Daum, via MashableMatthew’s OpinionWhile it’s great to hear that Samsung is breaking the 2GHz barrier, Qualcomm already has the march on them. In February the company announced its plans for the next Snapdragon processor which will run at 2.5GHz and offer single, dual, and quad-core options.In both cases that’s a serious amount of performance on offer, but you do have to wonder what these new chips will do to the battery life of smartphones and tablets running them. Although low-power, they will really eat into battery life unless some more power-saving breakthroughs have been made.I think the next major update we see after this won’t be speed, instead ARM will roll out a new processor design for these manufacturers to take advantage of. At the same time Intel should finally be in a position to offer up an Atom chip as a real competitor to ARM’s current dominance of the market.last_img read more

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This Tardis bed shows off geek cred and saves space

first_imgMurphy beds are usually used in tight spaces or small rooms that need to serve multiple purposes: an office and a guest room, for example. At the same time, the underside of a Murphy bed can be a little ungainly: just a big wooden wall. What better way to hide that unsightly wood than to turn it into a Tardis?That’s what one enterprising geek did to enter the Where’s The Tardis contest. The contest, designed to challenge Doctor Who fans to a DIY, Tardis-building challenge, will earn the winner of the contest a private screening of Doctor Who with 50 guests of their choice, courtesy of BBC America. The contest is over now and there’s nothing left to do but judge the winners, but the entries are remarkable: there are birthday cakes, hand-carved Tardis models, huge Tardis replicas, and more – but the Tardis Bed stands out a bit, partially because its so quirky and interesting.The bed looks like the classic blue British Police Box from the outside when the bed is up and flat against the wall. When you open the doors and drop the bed down, aside from getting a place to sleep you also have a view inside the Tardis itself, complete with the center controls and all of the other rooms and space inside. After all, the Tardis is bigger on the inside.According to the contest entry, the whole project didn’t take too much to make: some paint, lumber, vinyl, and the image required for the inside view of the Tardis on the interior. That’s about it. There’s no guarantee the Tardis Bed will win the contest, but even if it doesn’t, it’s probably one of the most unique ways of hiding a Murphy bed ever. Sure, any Doctor Who fan will see it and immediately recognize it, but it’s also a really cozy bed.Read more at Tardis Bed and Where’s The Tardislast_img read more

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Tomorrow will be one of the first times the Examiner has not

first_img Short URL Tomorrow will be one of the first times the Examiner has not been published in nearly 100 years It is suggested this is the first time the paper has not been published since 1920. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The Irish Times confirmed last December that it would be taking over the company that publishes The Irish Examiner and Evening Echo. The Landmark Media group also consisted of seven other local titles: the Waterford News & Star, the Western People, the four Nationalist titles and the Roscommon Herald. 57 Comments Share463 Tweet Email2 THE IRISH EXAMINER and Evening Echo newspapers will not be published tomorrow for what has been suggested could be the first time in 98 years.The Examiner tweeted from its official account this afternoon that the print edition would not be in shops “due to weather conditions and the risk to staff and distributors of doing so”.It added that “digital services continue as normal with print services resuming as on Saturday”.Irish Examiner sports editor Tony Leen confirmed that the Evening Echo print edition would also be absent tomorrow. https://jrnl.ie/3879278 Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland By Garreth MacNameecenter_img No editions were missed as a result of the Burning of Cork. There were subsequent dates when the papers did not publish.— Niall Murray (@niallmurray1) March 1, 2018 Source: Tony Leen/Twitter Some locals in Cork claimed that a number of editions of the paper did not run in the aftermath of the burning of Cork in December 1920.The massive blaze decimated a number of major buildings in Cork city. They had been set alight by the British Army’s Black and Tans auxiliary regiment.Their action was seen as revenge for the shooting of 12 auxiliaries by the IRA earlier in the evening during the War of Independence. According to Cork City Council’s account of the blaze: Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 1:59 PM Source: Niall Murray/Twitter Mar 1st 2018, 1:59 PM 37,773 Views In one of the worst atrocities committed during the War of Independence British forces deliberately set fire to several blocks of buildings along the east and south sides of Saint Patrick’s Street during Saturday night 11 December 1920 and the following Sunday morning. The City Hall and the Carnegie Library were also completely destroyed by fire.A Cork historian has taken issue with the claim that it’s the first time since the 1920 blaze that the Examiner has not hit the streets. We’ve taken decision, in light of weather and warnings, not to publish @irishexaminer and @CorkEveningEcho on Friday. Likes of @RonanOGara10 and @byBrendanOBrien columns will appear in Saturday’s @ExaminerSport.— Tony Leen (@tonyleen) March 1, 2018last_img read more

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31 attend work with an infectious illness

first_imgAlmost a third (31%) of employees have gone into their place of work with an infectious illness, according to research by office supply chain Staples. Its survey of 3,000 UK office-based workers also revealed that 61% of respondents cite a heavy workload as the main reason for attending work when sick. The study also found:More than a quarter (28%) go into the office when ill because they are unable to work remotely.21% of respondents believe they work in an unhealthy office.72% of respondents eat at their desk, which can expose them to harmful bacteria. Some 74% of female respondents regularly do this, compared to 64% of male respondents.Monica Mauri, vice president, head of HR at Staples Europe, said: “What we’re seeing is a worrying number of workers who feel the need to come into the office when sick.”Employers need to make employees aware of the importance of staying home when ill, especially when it’s infectious.”last_img read more

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Ice Fishing Events Scheduled

first_imgThe event is not open to the general public. During the scheduled event, around 110 elementary students will be ice fishing every hour. Over the course of the three days approximately 720 students will have been out ice fishing at the two locations. The Sport Lake ice fishing event will be held on Wednesday, February 27, and Thursday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A separate ice fishing event will be held for Lower Kenai Peninsula Schools on Thursday, March 7 at the Homer Reservoir from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Soldotna Fishery Biologist Andrew Waldo: “Our staff looks forward to this ice fishing event every year. This is a great opportunity to not only get kids outside and introduce them to ice fishing but it teaches them responsible angling techniques for catching fish.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish Aquatic Education Program is hosting its annual Kenai Peninsula Borough School District ice fishing events at Sport Lake and the Homer Reservoir. The scheduled ice fishing events are for local elementary school classes that participate in ADF&G’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program. All classes must pre-register.last_img read more

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Teen scientist checks for alien lasers around famously weird star

first_img Share your voice Dust likely behind weird dimming of ‘Tabby’s Star’ Sorry, aliens not causing ‘Tabby’s Star’ weirdness Discovering alien life probably won’t freak us out, studies say 0 Sci-Tech Best places in space to search for alien life Breakthrough Listen searches galaxies for radio signals and laser transmissions in the hopes of finding extra-terrestrial intelligence. Part of a $100 million series of initiatives announced in 2015 by Russian-Israeli billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking, the project attracted the attention of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who sits on its board.Lipman began a correspondence with University of California Berkeley scientists Howard Isaacson and Steve Croft, who work on Breakthrough Listen and the APF program, and was eventually invited to work directly with the scientists as part of a summer internship. Lipman analyzed APF data, looking for any signs of uber powerful lasers straight out of science fiction — the kind a highly advanced alien civilization might use for communication or propelling spaceships.”He quickly became familiar with a lot of background material to the extent that the team could converse with him at a highly technical level about his work,” Croft said. “Most students his age working on science problems are tackling questions where the correct answer is given in the back of the textbook. In contrast, David is doing original research that is helping us to advance our capacity to answer one of the biggest questions in science: Are we alone in the universe?” It’s been three years since Boyajian’s Star first made a stir, and Lipman is now an 18-year-old freshman at Princeton University. He told me via email that he’s thinking of majoring in physics, but is still exploring other options.”I’m very passionate about machine learning and its potential benefits for science and society… (I) have some ideas on how to use neural networks to more accurately analyze spectra to identify artificial signals.”Meanwhile, other teams of astronomers continue to watch Boyajian’s Star closely, and the leading explanation today is that clouds of space dust, not huge alien construction projects, are blocking its light in unusual ways. But the distant sun still remains an intriguing candidate to check for signs of extra-terrestrial life, just in case. In fact, the recently launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to take a closer look in the new year.  26 Photos Lipman’s search didn’t turn up any evidence of alien lasers, but through continued collaboration with Isaacson and other researchers, the results have now been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, with Lipman as the lead author. “His thorough analysis of this one object will form the groundwork for the analysis of the hundreds of other targets,” Croft wrote in a blog post.The paper will be published in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a pre-print draft can be read here.  NASA set to launch exoplanet-hunting satellitecenter_img 4:47 This illustration show’s an artist’s vision of what Tabby’s Star might look like with a surrounding ring of dust. NASA/JPL-Caltech Boyajian’s Star (also known as Tabby’s Star or KIC 8462852) first made headlines in 2015 when it was suggested alien megastructures might explain its strange behavior: the star’s brightness seemed to randomly rise and fall over time.Since then, a number of telescopes including the recently deactivated Kepler Space Telescope have been pointed at the star to try to better understand what’s really happening there. David Lipman was captivated enough by the so-called “alien megastructures star” in 2016 that he began analyzing publicly available observations of Boyajian’s Star from the Automated Planet Finder Telescope (APF) at California’s Lick Observatory. But Lipman isn’t a professional astronomer. At the time, he was a junior at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, California, looking into the data sets for a school science project. “(I’m) looking for candidate laser signals,” Lipman explained in the below interview filmed at Lick. “I’ve written an algorithm that basically looks through all of the spectra that Breakthrough Listen has recorded.” Boyajian’s mystery Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Tags NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers. Spacelast_img read more

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Man killed with hatchet in Fairbanks bar

first_imgA Fairbanks man is dead following a hatchet attack at a local bar. Fairbanks Police report that 54-year-old Mark Allen Mitchell died Monday morning following the attack last night at Club Manchu. Police spokeswoman Yumi McCullough said its unclear what motivated the suspect, 49-year-old Brett Matthew Gilbert.Listen now”The initial investigation video surveillance show that without any warning or provocation inside the Club Manchu, the suspect struck the victim in the side of the neck and he fell to the floor,” McCullough said. “The suspect continued to strike him several times in the face and neck with the hatchet.”McCullough said the attack was halted by another person, and Gilbert fled the bar. He was later taken into custody without incident at his home and is charged with first degree murder. She said it’s unclear if there’s any connection between Gilbert and Mitchell, and if drugs or alcohol played a role in the attack.This is the 7th murder in Fairbanks so far this year.last_img read more

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Sri City distributes notebooks bags worth 45 lakh to children

first_imgTirupati: The week long programme of distributing notebooks, slates and bags to the students of various government schools in the neighbouring villages, that commenced on Thursday by Sri City and some of the industrial units, as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is in progress. Distribution of the material was already completed at the government schools in Tonduru, Tonduru Society, Sriharikota Colony, Siddama Agraharam, chemgambakam, Irugulam and Madanapalem. Note books, slates and bags worth of about Rs.4.5 lakhs are being distributed during the week in 16 government schools, benefitting over 1,400 students. NS Instruments, Alstom, RN Photo-coating, Til Health Care, Astrotech Steels, Everton, Healthium, Vital Paper Products, Rising Star Mobiles (Foxconn), Omni Auto and Rotolok are some of the units which joined Sri City in this programme.last_img read more

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