21 days agoRoma midfielder Bryan Cristante left frustrated by Wolfsberger draw

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante left frustrated by Wolfsberger drawby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma midfielder Bryan Cristante was left frustrated after their 1-1 draw with Europa League opponents Wolfsberger.Leonardo Spinazzola put Roma ahead in Austria before Michael Liendl equalised after the break with a ferocious effort.“We did expect it to be a tough match and we certainly could’ve done better, especially with the scoring opportunities that we created, but we knew they were aggressive and dangerous on the counter-attack,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.“When we are under attack, everyone has to work for the team and hold out under pressure. At times, that is what happened today, but at others we could’ve done better.“Over the next few days, we’ll study the footage and see what we got wrong.” last_img read more

Scorpio Bulkers Agrees Charter for Ultramax Unit

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has reached an agreement to charter out one of its Ultramax drybulk carriers.Under the deal, the company’s 2016-built bulker SBI Hera was hired by an unaffiliated third party for a period of between four and six months.Scorpio Bulkers informed that the 60,425 dwt unit would work at a rate of $14,850 per day during the contracted period.Over the previous two months the company secured charter agreements for twelve of its ships.In late November, Scorpio Bulkers signed a charter contract for its Ultramax SBI Libra. The vessel was hired at a rate of USD 15,250 per day for a period of between five and seven months.Additionally, in mid-October, the company signed charter deals for seven Ultramax and four Kamsarmax vessels. The ships achieved gross charter rates from USD 14,500 to USD 16,500 per day, with the earliest redelivery dates from February to June 2019.last_img read more

North Dakota Sheriff on pipeline protests My job is to enforce the

first_imgThe Canadian PressMANDAN, N.D. –Don’t look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially for the recent _ and, in some circles, controversial _ action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive.“We are just not going to allow people to become unlawful,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, a veteran of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and National Guard who was elected to his first term as sheriff about two years ago. “It’s just not going to happen.”More than 525 people from across the country have been arrested during months of protests over the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline, all here in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that’s fighting the project because it believes it threatens drinking water and cultural sites on their nearby reservation.His department’s job of policing the protesters _ the vast majority who’ve been camping on federal land that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’ll close in December for safety concerns _ has cost the county more than $8 million, even with help from the state Highway Patrol and officers from various states. Their tactics, however, have drawn criticism from Standing Rock’s tribal leader as well as protest organizers and celebrities.Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault said he and Kirchmeier have met many times and each meeting has been tense and unproductive. “I don’t think aggressive force is necessary and he thinks it’s necessary,” Archambault said.In the most recent clash between police and protesters, which was near the path of the pipeline and spanned Sunday night into Monday morning, officers used tear gas, rubber bullets and large water hoses in freezing weather. Organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital, some for hypothermia and one for a serious arm injury, and one officer was injured.Archambault called the confrontation an act of terror against unarmed protesters that was sanctioned by Kirchmeier.“His job is to protect and serve, not to inflict harm and hurt,” Archambault said.But Kirchmeier, who has the backing of the state’s Republican governor and attorney general, defended officers’ actions. He and other authorities said officers were assaulted with rocks, bottles and burning logs.Kirchmeier, a 53-year-old married father, grew up in this county, which has a population of fewer than 30,000 people _ about 15 residents per square mile. He retired from the North Dakota Highway Patrol as a captain after 29 years, and had served in the National Guard for four years.The protests are demanding: Kirchmeier hasn’t had a day off since August, routinely working more than 12 hours a day. The 34 deputies in his department are pulling similar shifts, he said, even with help from more than 1,200 officers from North Dakota and nine other states.Some officers have been targeted online by protesters, Kirchmeier included. He said someone recently posted the location of his father’s grave, which he took as an effort to intimidate.“Social media has been very bad and it has turned out like law enforcement is building the pipeline,” he said. “I can’t stop the pipeline. My job is to enforce the law.”President Barack Obama raised the possibility of rerouting the pipeline earlier this month, and construction on the last remaining large chunk, which is on federal land near the reservation, was halted by the Corps for the time being. But Kelcy Warren, CEO of pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners, told The Associated Press the company won’t do any rerouting.Kirchmeier, like many other of the state’s elected officials, blame the Obama administration for not stepping in.“The issue of the pipeline is not going to get solved with protesters and cops looking at each other,” Kirchmeier said. “This is bigger and takes way more political clout than what the county has to offer.”Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Kirchmeier is in “an incredibly difficult position.”“He has the responsibility to allow people to lawfully exercise their First Amendment rights and he has the obligation to stop it when there is violence contrary to the law,” Stenehjem said. “And now there are a significant number or lawless people and the citizens are worried.”Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Kirchmeier “has done a remarkable job dealing with all the issues brought about by these protests. He has been totally professional in what is not a typical law enforcement challenge in North Dakota.”With winter looming, the Corps has decided to close the land north of the Cannonball River where the Oceti Sakowin protest encampment have flourished on Dec. 5, also citing the confrontations between protesters and authorities, according to a letter Archambault said he received.“To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands,” the letter provided by the tribe said.But protest organizers said Saturday that they don’t intend to leave or stop their acts of civil disobedience.Kirchmeier said before the Corps’ move that North Dakota residents who have grown tired _ and increasingly afraid _ of the protests are backing law enforcement.“People don’t want their livelihoods disrupted,” he said. “They are not taking this lightly.”[email protected]last_img read more

A Roof Overhead Canada children are living with slop pails water backups

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National NewsThe First Nation housin crisis is growing despite a government commitment of putting hundreds of millions of dollars towards the problem.Over the years, APTN has shared countless stories of the reality of life on reserves in this country.From severe poverty, run down houses to the lack of running water.Now we’re going to look at whether these living conditions take a toll on [email protected]last_img

The Eagles Vikings And Titans Are Trendy Picks But Are They For

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Sept. 5, 2017), ESPN’s Mina Kimes drops by to discuss her recent profile of Aaron Rodgers, including what it was like to have the Green Bay Packers quarterback in her living room. We also preview the NFL as the regular season gets underway and try to make sense of which of the “hipster” teams getting a ton of pundit love might live up to the hype. Plus, a significant digit on the U.S. Open.Here are the stories we discussed this week:Be sure to check FiveThirtyEight later this week for our NFL predictions.Ezekiel Elliot will reportedly play in Week 1, despite his six-game suspension being upheld.Significant Digit: 50, the percent of the U.S. Open quarterfinal field made up of American women. As of our taping Tuesday afternoon, CoCo Vandeweghe, Madison Keys, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens all remained in the U.S. Open, keeping alive the possibility of an all-American semifinal showdown. read more

The Royals Are MLBs Fastest Team In Years

So this is basically an ’80s-style team of burners, in the mold of the Whitey Herzog St. Louis Cardinals,3Who, incidentally, faced the Royals in the 1985 World Series (and lost). dropped down into the modern major leagues. And Kansas City’s speedsters are off to a blazing start already, easily leading baseball in Speed Score through the first weekend of the season with an eye-popping 8.5 mark. (The MLB average is about 4.4 in recent seasons, with the leader topping out around 5.4 most years.)The Royals’ next step, though, is turning all that speed into more tangible results. Perhaps most surprising in Kansas City’s portfolio of badness last year is that the team was somehow MLB’s fifth-worst at base running (according to BsR) despite the steals-leading presence of Merrifield atop the lineup for most of the year. The Royals’ speed was above average — if not quite as impressive as this season — but they didn’t use it well, particularly between bases in advancement scenarios. According to FanGraphs, K.C. lost 12 runs (more than an entire win) relative to the average team in base-running situations that didn’t involve steals. One of the ways K.C. can improve this year is to deploy its running game in a smarter way, using it to take advantage when opponents inevitably offer up chances to take extra bases.That’s an area in which Kansas City might take a cue from its 2014-15 teams, which were legendary for their opportunism on the base paths. Take the famous ninth-inning play that extended Game 5 of the 2015 World Series: Eric Hosmer’s heads-up sprint from third base to home on a weak groundout, a daring piece of aggressive base running that forced an errant throw by Mets first baseman Lucas Duda and tied the ballgame. The Royals would eventually score five 12th-inning runs off New York’s beleaguered bullpen to secure the championship.Hosmer (career Speed Score: 4.0) wasn’t even fast, so imagine how much more damage Hamilton, Mondesi, Merrifield and friends could do if they pick their base-running spots correctly. Along the same lines, Kansas City is also hoping this speedy roster can emulate the 2015 Royals’ defense, which according to FanGraphs was the best in baseball in terms of runs saved relative to average.Larger issues, such as the team’s dismal .305 on-base percentage last season, might place hard limits on how much value Kansas City can get out of its speed this year. (Even Sunday, the team was being no-hit by Chicago’s Lucas Giolito — owner of a career 5.48 earned run average going into the game — into the seventh inning.) But no matter what, it should at least be more worthwhile to watch the fleet Royals this season, both for the entertainment of all those steals and as an experiment in against-the-grain team-building.Check out our latest MLB predictions. With a blazing average of 4.07 seconds to first base — that’s 15.1 miles per hour — Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi was one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball last season. But this year, he’s not even the fastest player on his own team. That honor belongs to new center fielder Billy Hamilton, who runs to first in an astonishing 3.94 seconds. Fourth outfielder Terrance Gore might not be much slower, either, and none of those guys is even the reigning MLB leader in stolen bases — which K.C. right fielder Whit Merrifield happens to be. These are the 2019 Royals: The fastest baseball team assembled in years.It was clear from the start that this team’s identity would be all about running as fast as possible: “We want to be a motion team,” general manager Dayton Moore told MLB.com in February. “We have to be elite at some aspects of the game, and defense and speed is something we can be elite at.” And Kansas City has already put that speed to good use in its season-opening games against the Chicago White Sox, with Merrifield and Chris Owings swiping three combined bases and Mondesi hitting two triples in a 2-1 series victory.If the 2014 and 2015 Royals were an experiment in whether a talented small-ball team could win a championship in the modern game (it worked), this year’s version will be more about how much pure speed can make up for a lack of talent in other areas. The Royals might not be “good” per se — but in an era when just about every team is constructed according to the blueprint of advanced analytics, they will be different, and that might have value in itself.Certainly last season’s Royals could not have been described as anything other than abysmal. K.C. went 58-104, the team’s worst record in 13 years, and had only five regulars1Meaning they logged at least 2 percent of available team playing time between plate appearances and (leverage-weighted) innings pitched. in common with the 2015 championship club: Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Danny Duffy and Mike Moustakas. (Moustakas was then traded to Milwaukee in July; Escobar signed with the White Sox over the offseason.) The Royals were sixth-to-last in scoring and fourth-worst in runs allowed, with a defense tied as the fourth-least efficient in baseball. This was far removed from the team that celebrated the franchise’s second world title just three years earlier.This year’s team is projected to be better yet still far from first place. The preseason FiveThirtyEight forecast called for Kansas City to improve all the way to 70 wins, though most of that change could be attributed to regression toward the mean rather than any specific additions. (In fact, K.C.’s most notable roster development since last fall was the news that Perez, a six-time All-Star, would miss the whole 2019 season with an elbow injury.) The projections were also low on both the 2014 and 2015 Royals, getting blindsided entirely by their World Series runs, but at least those teams had established, scout-approved talent with some sort of a track record and upside. The 2019 Royals don’t pass the eye test any more than they impress the computers.The projected speed in this lineup, however, is the genuine article. According to FanGraphs’ preseason depth chart projections, Royal hitters were forecast to swipe 168 bases this year, which represented 6.2 percent of the total steals predicted for all of MLB.2Including players who were free agents in spring training but were still predicted to sign somewhere and accumulate some steals by season’s end. If Kansas City hits that benchmark, it would become only the sixth team since 1996 to claim at least 6.2 percent of leaguewide stolen bases. The 2016 Brewers did it recently, but mostly that rate was a hallmark of teams from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, when gaudy steal totals were the norm and not every team had settled into similar offensive philosophies guided by sabermetrics.The speed of these Royals emerges in other metrics as well. I filtered down every opening day lineup since 1950 for those that contained at least eight players who had logged 200 or more plate appearances during the previous year. Then, for each lineup, I averaged two numbers from its players in the season before: Speed Score — a Bill James invention that estimates raw speed by combining stolen bases (both attempts and successes), triples and runs scored as a percentage of times on base — and FanGraphs’ Base Running (BsR) statistic, which quantifies the run value of every base-running action (including steals and advancement on other events). The 2019 Royals’ average Speed Score is tied for 24th since 1950, and its average BsR per 600 plate appearances ranks 71st; only 12 opening day lineups were faster by both measures, and half of those played during the nine-season span from 1978 to 1986, a heyday for running teams. read more

Bucks add pair of Beanielike backs Smith drawing comparisons to Buckeye greats

The Buckeyes added 19 players in the 2010 recruiting class, but none might excite the fans as much as Roderick Smith.The Big Ten is a conference that has traditionally been centered around powerful running games. With Smith, Ohio State should continue that trend.The 6-foot-3-inch, 220 pound running back from Fort Wayne, Ind. has many fans dreaming of another Chris “Beanie” Wells.Wells led the Buckeyes to two Big Ten Championships in his time as a starter at OSU, and some believe Smith could make as big an impact.The No. 6 ranked running back in the country by Rivals.com shares many of the same characteristics that described Wells when he came out of Akron Garfield in 2006. His special blend of skills could allow him to make an early impression at OSU.“He is a big running back, kind of in the mold of Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells,” said Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com. “He’s got the ability to run over you, but he doesn’t have to do that because he’s got the speed as well and he’s got the moves.”While he possesses excellent size for his position, one thing he doesn’t lack is speed. Most backs of his size often lack break-away ability, but that doesn’t affect Smith. If he can get to the second level, he can make the opposition pay. His pass-catching ability is also said to be an added plus.The Buckeyes are well-equipped at the running back position. They return everyone, including Brandon Saine and Dan “Boom” Herron. Jordan Hall, Jaamal Berry and Jermil Martin will return to add depth behind the veteran leaders.Although Smith is the kind of player who could make an early impact at the college level, the log jam OSU is experiencing at his position could cause him to have to wait his turn.He isn’t the only running back in the 2010 class, as fellow recruit Carlos Hyde is another player who can make an impact for OSU. Hyde was originally in the 2009 class, but instead of enrolling at OSU, he spent a season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.Because of his extra year of development, Hyde might have the first opportunity to make his presence known in the OSU backfield.“I wouldn’t expect to see [Smith] jump right into the fray at first,” Noon said. “With Hyde being a year older because he went to the military academy, but I think Roderick Smith will really figure into the future plans after this season.”Noon said that Smith could be seen as a potential redshirt with the amount of depth OSU has, but that he will get the opportunity to prove himself.“[OSU coach Jim] Tressel has long said that ‘if you can help, I will play you,’” Noon said. “But there is going to be just a glut at running back and so many different running backs, and [with] two guys who are so similar, it would [be] difficult to keep two guys like that and waste a redshirt.”While many look at Smith and think “Beanie,” others take a look at the highly touted back and his film and think “Eddie.”In a scouting report by Rivals.com, recruiting analyst Barry Every said the player that Smith most reminds him of isn’t the great No. 28, but more the Heisman trophy winning No. 27.“He should remind most Big Ten fans of a young Eddie George and hopefully have a similar impact.” Every said.The truth is, Smith is more lengthy and lean, more in the mold of George than perhaps Wells.“I think people compare him to Beanie more right now because he is fresher in their minds,” Noon said. “I will say that from watching tape of him, he has more of an upright-running style that would remind me more of Eddie. It’s very difficult to compare a player who hasn’t had a single carry in college football to either a Heisman trophy winner or an NFL first round draft pick. I think that you could probably see a little bit of both of them in what Roderick Smith brings to the table.”If Smith can draw comparisons to either of the great OSU backs after his career here is over, Buckeye fans would be quite happy. read more

Ohio State womens golf ends season with 21stplace finish at NCAA Championships

The Ohio State women’s golf team’s season ended over the weekend as the Buckeyes finished 21st at the NCAA Championships at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas. The Buckeyes’ final score for the four-day tournament was a 69-over 1,221. The four lowest scores per individual team member counted toward a day’s total stroke count. UCLA took home the national title with a 1,173, while last year’s national champion, Purdue, finished second with a score of 1,177. Leading the Buckeyes on the par-72, 6,260-yard course was junior Vicky Villanueva, whose total score of 298 (+10) tied for 32nd among individual scorers. Senior In Hong Lim, who was playing in her final round as a Buckeye, fired OSU’s second-lowest score of the tournament, a 307 (+19), which tied her for 74th in individual scoring. Sophomore Susana Benavides shot a 308 (+20), while fellow sophomore Amy Meier fired a 319 (+31), tying for 80th and 113th, respectively, out of more than 120. Sophomore Rachel Rohanna, who had the lowest, or tied for the lowest, score for the Buckeyes in two of the previous three tournaments, finished with a 322 (+34). OSU’s highest placement during the tournament was after the first day, when they sat alone in 14th. It was coach Therese Hession’s 12th NCAA Championships appearance in 20 years as OSU’s coach. read more

Ohio State womens basketball look to salvage season against Nebraska

Sophomore guard Cait Craft (13) looks for an open teammate during a game against Penn State Feb. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 74-54.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorWith just four remaining regular season games on the schedule, the Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-14, 4-8) is attempting to salvage what is left of a disappointing season.The Buckeyes sit at .500 on the season and are set to play their fourth straight game against a ranked opponent while trying to end their four-game skid. OSU is 2-7 against opponents ranked by the AP this season.Coach Kevin McGuff said with the current losing streak, he wants to see more leadership from his players, something he said starts with his upperclassmen.“It is kind of a challenge to our seniors,” McGuff said. “They have to rise to the occasion here and make sure we practice well and make sure we are ready to go in these games.”With the season winding down, McGuff said he would like to send the seniors out on a high note.“They are really good kids and they try to do what they can to help their program be good,” McGuff said. “They have done everything we have asked them to do. I have enjoyed coaching them and hopefully we can find a way to put them in a position to be successful down the stretch.”OSU is scheduled to play the first of their final two home games of the season this week against No. 17 Nebraska (19-5, 9-3) Thursday. Sunday afternoon’s matchup against Northwestern (14-11, 4-8) is the Buckeyes’ home finale and Senior Day.With the only meeting against the Cornhuskers this regular season looming, McGuff said his team needs to come ready to play.“They are playing really well … they seem to be peaking at the right time,” McGuff said referencing Nebraska’s current six-game winning streak. “They score the ball really well and are very proficient on offense.”The Cornhuskers are currently third in the Big Ten in scoring offense as they average 75.3 points per game. Nebraska boasts the conference’s top-ranked scoring defense, allowing just 61.9 points per game, which does not bode well for the Buckeye offense which ranks last in the Big Ten in scoring.Echoing her coach, redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion said Nebraska’s efficiency on offense will prove to be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one.“Nebraska is tough. They are really disciplined and they execute well,” Scullion said. “But it is a team that — if we defend well — we have a chance (to beat).”For the Buckeyes to be successful, they will need key contributions from role players such as junior guard Raven Ferguson, who said the Buckeyes feel confident against Nebraska’s man-to-man defense.“We enjoy when people play man, because we get a lot of one-on-one situations,” Ferguson said. “We feel like we can beat anybody.”Ferguson, who is OSU’s second-leading scorer with 10.9 points per game despite coming off the bench for most of the season, said one of the biggest challenges for the Buckeyes is their lack of depth.“Our numbers are really low and that affects us as far as subbing goes,” Ferguson said of OSU’s lack of available players. “I know we can still get through that. Those are things that you have to overcome when you play basketball.”Ferguson and senior center Ashley Adams have been the only two constant bench players to see action in recent weeks with junior guard Maleeka Kynard battling a nagging injury, although recently redshirt-freshman Lisa Blair has seen an increase in playing time. The Buckeyes have also been without redshirt-sophomore forward Kalpana Beach for the second straight season after she underwent a second knee surgery in April. Beach has not played since her freshman season in 2011-12, in which she started 30 games.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Nebraska at the Schottenstein Center Thursday at 7 p.m., and the Senior Day action against Northwestern is slated for a tipoff of noon Sunday. read more

Press Statement from Leader of the Opposition

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 22, 2016 – Having just been appointed as the interim Leader of the Progressive National Party and Leader of the Opposition I wish to congratulate Hon Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and the People’s Democratic Movement for their impressive victory at the recent polls in the General Elections.  The people have spoken and “the voice of the people is the voice of God.” We wish the new government well in the interest of all who call these islands home.While we in the PNP are proud of our record of success in restoring growth and stability to these islands; we accept that the people responded to the PDM’s appeal for a change – we could not identify any detail of the changes they refer to, but nevertheless will keep a watchful eye out for them to ensure that when they come that they are in the public’s best interest.By the standards of any international measurement the PNP in government achieved in four years what previous governments have not achieved in forty. We thank those who recognize our achievements and supported the party at the poles; we promise that you will not be disappointed.   As the alternative government the PNP team is grounded in experience and expertise and in opposition will support the policies, programs, projects and the legislative agenda it left in place; and to the extent that in its judgement government policies align with its own progressive agenda will support those policies.   It will continue to articulate and promote the broad interests of all voters and work to improve parliamentary decision-making procedures by ensuring debate, reflection and contradiction; scrutinize the legislative and budgetary proposals of the government; supervise and oversee the government and the administration with the view to enhance stability, legitimacy, accountability and transparency in the political processes. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more