Golfer Woods was asleep at wheel, passed breath test – police

first_imgMOST READ The 14-time major winner has blamed the DUI arrest near his home in Jupiter, Florida, on an adverse reaction to prescription medication.READ: Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involvedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHis police report, obtained and published by several media outlets, said Woods was “co-operative” and “confused” when found by police, with “extremely slow and slurred speech.”He initially told officers he had been driving back to Florida from Los Angeles but later stated “he did not know where he was.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NBA Finals coverage still hangs Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Tiger Woods apologized on Monday, May 30, 2017, after he was arrested for driving under the influence. He denied alcohol was involved saying he was taking medication. The Palm Beach County (Florida) police released the mugshot of Woods. PALM BEACH COUNTY PHOTOMIAMI, United States — Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his car when he was arrested, police records showed Tuesday as golf legend Jack Nicklaus pledged support for the troubled former world number one.Woods, who issued a statement on Monday saying alcohol was not involved in the incident, needed to be woken by a police officer, his arrest report showed.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “It offers visual proof of the news, of another public embarrassment,” Sobel wrote.“There is no positive way to spin this story. No silver lining, no beneficial after-effects that might spring from it — the main takeaway here is sadness. Just pure sadness.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Tiger’s a friend,” Nicklaus told the Golf Channel. “He’s been great for the game of golf. He needs our help.“I feel bad for him. He’s struggling … He needs support from a lot of people. I’ll be one of them.”A police mugshot of Woods looking bleary-eyed and unshaven rapidly went viral after its release on Monday, underscoring the fall from grace of the superstar athlete once renowned as a clean-living, corporate pitchman.“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too,” Woods said in a statement issued late Monday.‘He needs our help’The arrest is the latest gloomy episode to hit the athlete, who once towered over his sport before being engulfed by turmoil in his private life and a series of debilitating injuries.His return from a year-long injury layoff was cut short in February when he pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic after the first round because of back pain.News of Woods’ arrest was pored over in detail by US media on Tuesday, with many commentators unable to resist comparing the golfer’s disheveled mugshot with images of the fresh-faced superstar in his heyday.“What happened to the young man we all thought we knew…Where has he gone?” asked USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, contrasting the mugshot with an image of Woods from one of his most famous victories, winning the Masters in 1997 at the age of 21.“What a stunning contrast these two photos are, taken 20 years and seven weeks apart,” Brennan added. “They chart the rise and fall of a man who had it all, then watched it crumble away, all of it self-induced.”ESPN writer Jason Sobel commented that the mugshot “offers tangible representation” of Woods’ decline in fortunes. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The golfer was unable to complete various roadside sobriety tests which included standing on one leg and the “walk and turn” test.However contrary to reports on Monday which said Woods refused a breathalyzer test, the golfer agreed and “blew zeroes” indicating there was no alcohol in his system.Woods also told police he had been using four prescription medications including the powerful painkiller Vicodin, which is commonly prescribed following surgery.Woods has undergone four separate surgeries on his back since 2014, with the most recent procedure taking place in late April.News of the 41-year-old’s arrest has triggered alarm throughout the golfing world. On Tuesday, Nicklaus offered words of support for Woods.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Boxing: IBF orders Kubrat Pulev vs Jarrell Miller

first_imgHAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 07: Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria celerate after Heavyweight European Championship between Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora at Barclaycard Arena on May 7, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)AdvertisementKubrat Pulev was supposed to meet Dillian Whyte in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator. Once Whyte elected to fight Joseph Parker, it left Pulev and his team upset. They went on to release a statement, voicing their displeasure in the situation.A couple of days later, Pulev’s team announced that they were in negotiations with Alexander Dimitrenko. However, the IBF has thrown a wrinkle in those plans as they have ordered Pulev face Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller in a final eliminator for Anthony Joshua’s title.Miller, undefeated, was last in the ring in late April. He defeated Johann Duhaupas by unanimous decision. He has never had an issue speaking his mind and was hoping the victory would get him a title shot against heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua.Pulev on his end, perhaps is starting to regret pulling out of the bout against Joshua last year.  He has not been in the ring since April of 2017, when he defeated Kevin Johnson by unanimous decision.Advertisementlast_img read more

TMC asks EC to restrict broadcast of Narada scribes

first_imgprogrammesKolkata, Apr 22 (PTI) Trinamool Congress today asked the Election Commission to restrict the media from broadcasting any programme of Narada news editor-in-chief Mathew Samuel.In its complaint before the poll panel the party said since the Narada sting operation, which purportedly showed its party leaders accepting cash from a fictitious company, is now sub-judice and is also referred to Lok Sabha Ethics Committee no broadcast of it should be allowed.”We have forwarded their (TMC) application to the Election Commission,” additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar said.Samuel was in Kolkata during the day where he attended few programmes and also held a press conference.Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal Sunil Gupta held a video conference meeting with all observers and senior police officers to review preparedness for the fourth phase of polling on Monday. PTI NIK KK RGlast_img read more

Marcus Rashford nets place in record books as England down Australia

first_imgMarcus Rashford’s rapid progress continued as the 18-year-old took 138 seconds to become the youngest player to score on his England debut in a 2-1 friendly win over Australia on Friday.The Manchester United striker probably booked his place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad and his Manchester United team mate Wayne Rooney added a second before substitute Eric Dier headed a late own goal. (Euro 2016: Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane in England’s provisional squad, Theo Walcott left out)But the night belonged to Rashford, who netted three minutes into what was only his 19th professional match, stroking the ball first time past goalkeeper Matt Ryan after creating space inside the area at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.Rashford, who also scored on his United debut in February, could have had a second goal minutes later and produced an assured performance before coming off on the hour. (England capable of matching anyone at Euro 2016, says Wayne Rooney)Manager Hodgson praised his debutant but refused to confirm whether Rashford will be in the trimmed down 23-man squad that must be named before Tuesday.”It was fantastic, he did very well and I am pleased for him on his debut,” Hodgson said. “He would not be out of place in anyone’s 23.”Rashford probably only started against Australia because of an injury to Daniel Sturridge, but Hodgson said he was hopeful the Liverpool striker will recover sufficiently to train with the squad on Monday. (England’s Fabian Delph ruled out of Euro 2016 squad)”If he does, the calf injury will not be a reason to leave him out of the 23,” said Hodgson. “None of those decisions (about who to leave out) will be injury-related.”advertisementRooney scored a record-extending 52nd goal for his country with a fine strike 10 minutes after the break.last_img read more

Competition not a worry, focus on customer experience: Vivo

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Unfazed by rival Xiaomis dash to the number one spot in the Indian smartphone market, handset maker Vivo today said it is focussed on bringing in the right products in the country and offering enhanced experience to customers.”We never underestimate competition but we are not in a hurry to get to the number one spot. Our focus is that we get the right products to the Indian market and at the right price. It is about building customer experience,” Vivo India Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Zeng told PTI.He added that the company is introducing feature-packed devices with its latest handset featuring the face recognition technology.Vivo India today launched its V7, priced at Rs 18,990, which will go on sale from November 25. It features 5.7-inch (18:9) display, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, 24MP front and 16MP rear camera, and 3,000 mAh battery.According to research firm IDC, Xiaomi and Samsung were tied at the numero uno spot with 23.5 per cent share each in the September quarter. Smartphone shipments in India reached a record high of 39 million units in the July-September quarter – which also sees high sales on account of festive season.Lenovo-Motorola had 9 per cent share, while Vivo had 8.5 per cent and and Oppo 7.9 per cent in the said quarter.In the previous quarter (April-June 2017), Samsung had 24 per cent share, followed by Xiaomi (17 per cent), Vivo (13 per cent), Oppo (8 per cent) and Lenovo-Motorola (7 per cent).Asked if the large-scale marketing spends would continue, Zeng said the company has never bought market share.advertisement”It is a misconception that we bought market share. We will invest wherever necessary. We have a strong lineup of products and customers have accepted the brand, so we are confident of doing well,” Zeng said. Players like Vivo and Oppo have pumped in millions of dollars towards branding and promotion of their smartphones. Vivo is the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League cricket as well as some other sporting events. PTI SR PRS ANUlast_img read more

Napoli fans wear Koulibaly masks in support

first_imgNapoli have shown support for Kalidou Koulibaly by wearing masks during Saturday’s clash with Bologna after he was subjected to discriminatory abuse.The 27-year-old, born in France to Senegalese parents, was allegedly subjected to monkey chants throughout his side’s 1-0 loss to Inter in midweek.Koulibaly was sent off in the game, as he was first booked for a foul and then given a second yellow card for sarcastically applauding the referee. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? His manager, Carlo Ancelotti, defended his centre-back afterwards, however, insisting that the club asked for the game to be suspended three times due to the abuse aimed at Koulibaly, leading to announcements over the PA system.Inter will now play two home league games behind closed doors as punishment , though they have yet to decide whether to launch an appeal.The Italian also made it clear that he would have no hesitation in telling his team to abandon a match if it were to happen again. Non importa il colore della pelle.Non importa la religione.Non importa per quale squadra fai il tifo. Il calcio, come tutti gli sport, é un gioco. E tutti i giochi sono passione, divertimento, libertà: e nella libertà siamo tutti uguali!Domani saremo tutti Koulibaly! pic.twitter.com/qrZrNZ9Ypn — ghoulam faouzi (@GhoulamFaouzi) December 28, 2018 “Maybe we have to take matters into our own hands next time and stop play ourselves. They’ll probably make us lose the game if we walk off, but we are prepared to do it,” he said.And fans have now shown their solidarity with Koulibaly, with a supporters group handing out masks with Koulibaly’s face on, as well as t-shirts bearing his name.Napoli Koulibaly 2018-19Napoli Koulibaly 2018-19Posters with the message’ siamo tutti Koulibaly’ – which tranlates to ‘we are all Koulibaly’ – were also visible at the Stadio San Paolo.Koulibaly’s team-mate Faouzi Ghoulam showed his support through Twitter prior to the game, posting a picture of himself wearing the mask, along with the message: “It does not matter the colour of skin. It does not matter religion. It does not matter which team you cheer for.”Football, like all sports, is a game. And all the games are passion. Fun, freedom and in freedom we are all the same. Tomorrow we will all be Koulibaly!”Supporters previously donned Koulibaly masks in 2016 after Lazio fans subjected the defender to racial abuse. The chants led to the game being stopped for three minutes in the second half.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Tourism Industry Promotes Bay of Fundy

first_imgNova Scotia and its tourism industry partners are encouraging Canadians to show their national pride with a vote for Fundy on Canada’s birthday. Vote My Fundy Day will be promoted across the province Friday, July 1 to support the Bay of Fundy’s bid to become one of the official New7Wonders of Nature. Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, made the announcement today, June 29, with Darlene Grant Fiander, president of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, and Bernard Weber and Jean-Paul de la Fuente of the New7Wonders of Nature Foundation. “Nova Scotia’s tourism industry has shown tremendous support for the Bay of Fundy in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign,” said Mr. Paris. “Operators across the province have been actively promoting the Bay of Fundy, and we thank them for their efforts to raise awareness and encourage voting. They are helping to build Nova Scotia as a world-class destination.” Mr. Weber and Mr. de la Fuente travelled from the foundation’s office in Switzerland, to participate in Canada Day-related celebrations of the Bay of Fundy’s candidacy. The foundation initiated the original New7Wonders of the World campaign, garnered 100 million votes worldwide. “Canadians should be very proud that the Bay of Fundy is one of only 28 global finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign,” said Mr. Weber. “We are recognizing the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, and the world’s highest tides are truly a natural wonder. We are very pleased to be here to help Canada celebrate the Bay of Fundy’s nomination.” Ms. Grant Fiander said a win for Fundy is a win for Nova Scotia. “This designation will put Nova Scotia in the company of some of the most spectacular places in the world. It will provide Nova Scotia with international recognition and result in significant economic activity for the region,” she said. Tourism partners are helping to promote the Vote My Fundy campaign in a variety of ways. The Vote My Fundy video will be played at the start of every performance, and during each intermission, of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The masters of ceremonies will encourage audiences to vote. “The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is the world’s best show and it takes place in the best country in the world,” said chairman of the Tattoo board, Lt.-Col. Alan Abraham. “We are asking our audience members to ensure that everyone knows this great province is also home to one of the world’s natural wonders. “We not only urge our audience members to vote for Fundy, but we are asking them to invite their friends and family to do so as well.” Mr. Paris encouraged all of Nova Scotia’s tourism partners to take a moment on Canada Day to vote. Promotion for the Bay of Fundy includes a national voting day in Ottawa this fall, and a social media campaign. Canadians can vote for the Bay of Fundy by texting FUNDY to 77077 for just 25 cents per vote, or free online at votemyfundy.com. The official New7Wonders of Nature will be announced Nov. 11.last_img read more

New 72hour Truce in Gaza

Rabat- A 72-hour truce came into force in the Gaza Strip on Monday 0:01 local (9:01 p.m. GMT).Sunday, the Palestinians and Israel have reached a “simultaneous consensus” on a truce in indirect talks through the Egyptians.The Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated that the cease-fire of 72 hours would take effect on Monday at 0:01 local time (9:01 p.m. GMT Sunday). Nearly 2,000 dead, mostly civiliansSince Friday, hostilities resumed without reaching the intensity of the previous days and continued on Sunday, killing at least seven people.The Israeli aggression left 1,939 Palestinians dead. The UN says nearly three-quarters were civilians. According to UNICEF, at least 447 of the victims were children or teenagers.

The Latest Telsa CEO heads to court in tweets case

NEW YORK — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s legal problems (all times local):2 p.m.Elon Musk and his lawyers were appearing before a federal judge in New York who will decide whether the Tesla CEO should be held in contempt of court for violating an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Musk said Thursday as he entered a courthouse in Manhattan that he has great respect for the justice system and thinks judges in the American system are outstanding.The judge began hearing arguments at around 2 p.m.The SEC says Musk violated a settlement with the SEC when he tweeted about Tesla’s vehicle production in February without a lawyer’s approval.A previous tweet about a possible plan to take the company private led to the original round of problems with the SEC.As of Wednesday’s close, Tesla shares were down 12.3% so far this year.___9:40 a.m.A federal judge will hear oral arguments Thursday about whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk should be held in contempt of court for violating an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The SEC says Musk violated the settlement when he tweeted about Tesla’s vehicle production in February without a lawyer’s approval.It’s unclear if Musk plans to attend the hearing.Meanwhile, Tesla’s shares are falling nearly 10% in early trading after the company said it churned out 77,100 vehicles in the first quarter, well behind the pace it must sustain to fulfil Musk’s pledge to manufacture 500,000 cars annually.Tesla also said it only delivered 63,000 vehicles in the quarter, down 31% from 2018’s fourth quarter.As of Wednesday’s close, Tesla shares were down 12.3% so far this year.The Associated Press read more

Dairy scheme among success stories in Afghanistan UN reports

The FAO dairy initiative in the capital, Kabul, and the four provinces of Logar, Wardak, Mazar and Kunduz, has helped increase family incomes from $130 to $650 a year.Further, women do the bulk of the work for the scheme and keep 95 per cent of the money.The initiative started in 2003 and focuses on integrated elements such as improved fodder, access to artificial insemination and improved veterinary services.“Starting from scratch, we helped [farmers] increase their milk production to 10,000 litres a day,” said FAO Dairy Officer Tony Bennett.Agency experts showed those taking part in the scheme how to organize themselves into cooperatives to collect milk and operate plants to pasteurize milk and product yogurt, fermented milk, butter and other products.Farmers are not the only people reaping the benefits, FAO said, with many Afghans now having access to fresh health milk products. Additionally, the success of the dairy schemes is making it much more profitable for farmers to grow fodder and seeds which can result in profits of $900 per hectare, perhaps even competing with illicit crop production.But the agency noted that security concerns, particularly in Afghanistan’s south, are curbing the growth of the project, which is part of larger FAO efforts to revitalize the country’s war-battered agricultural economy. 27 April 2009A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) dairy project, which has boosted the incomes of 1,600 families fivefold, is among the success stories coming out of Afghanistan, the agency said today. read more

Canadians more willing to turn off their cellphones global survey

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2013 1:25 pm MDT Canadians more willing to turn off their cellphones: global survey A global survey suggests that two-thirds of cellphone users around the world can’t bring themselves to turn off their devices, but Canadians are a little more willing to be unplugged.Surveys conducted in 24 countries by Ipsos found that 67 per cent of cellphone users said they never or rarely shut down their phone.Among the Canadians polled, 55 per cent said they never or rarely turn off their phone, which was tied with Saudi Arabia for lowest among the surveyed countries.On the flipside, 84 per cent of the Russians polled and 80 per cent of Chinese users said they were never or rarely unconnected.Canadians also stood out for being the most likely to respond “a lot of the time” when asked how often they turned off their phone. About 20 per cent said so, compared to just one per cent of Russian respondents and three per cent of the Chinese users polled.Canadian cellphone users aged 50 to 64 were the most likely to say they turned theirs off “a lot of the time” (32 per cent).The most common response overall among Canadians was “rarely” (41 per cent) followed by “sometimes” (25 per cent), “a lot of the time” (20 per cent) and “never” (14 per cent).The Canadian figures are considered accurate within 3.6 percentage points 19 times out of 20. read more

UN Security Council weighing how to enable Sudans polio campaign says president

. Speaking after closed-door consultations on Sudan and South Sudan, Liu Jieyi of China, which this month holds the Council presidency, said that the vaccination campaign which “cannot be carried out at this point” is a concern for the UN body. “It is an issue that bears on the well-being of children. Children are the future. So we do hope that the conditions will be there so that this polio vaccination campaign can go ahead immediately covering those children that need such a vaccination,” Mr. Liu said. A two-week vaccination campaign, proposed by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO), was scheduled to start in South Kordofan and Blue Nile on 5 November.The areas are under the control of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), with which the Government of Sudan has been unable to resolve differences over the technical plans for the campaign. “We are, on the UN side ready, if we get the green light,” said OCHA’s Director of the Operation Division, John Ging, speaking during a press conference in New York earlier today. “Sadly, and typically, since the Council passed its resolution calling for unfettered humanitarian access, once again we don’t have any access at all,” Mr. Ging said. “We found 18 months ago when they passed the resolution that it did create momentum, but unfortunately we have been filibustered with process, discussions and disputes which have amounted to no access to humanitarian agencies.”OCHA aimed to vaccinate 165,000 children against polio, a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine.Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, and stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis and among those paralyzed, five to 10 per cent die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.Turning to other matters in the region, Mr. Liu said that the 15-member Council continues to follow closely developments between Sudan and South Sudan which recently have had “encouraging developments” given the visits between Presidents Omar Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir, respectively. Speaking on behalf of the Council, Mr. Liu urged both sides to implement the arrangements they have agreed upon, particularly on the issue of the contested area of Abyei.“Any unilateral action will not help matters on the ground,” the Ambassador stressed. read more

JK Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor to clash in battle of star freshmen

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo freshman running back has led the Big Ten in rushing yards in over a decade. Wisconsin then-freshman P.J. Hill racked up 1,569 yards in 2006, but every leading rusher since him has been a sophomore or upperclassman. This year, that will change. Badger true freshman running back Jonathan Taylor leads the conference with 1,806 rush yards. Sitting in second place, more than 600 yards behind Wisconsin’s phenom, is Ohio State true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins. Dobbins has 1,190 yards, more than the 1,096 yards last year’s starter, Mike Weber, had as a redshirt freshman. In the Big Ten championship game Saturday, they will face off in the first of many possible battles between the present and future of the conference’s best running backs. In the Big Ten, a storied conference loaded with run-first teams and former highly ranked running back recruits, physically mature veterans nearly always lead in rushing.Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who worked as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator in 2004 when then-freshman running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 1,925 yards, attributed the success to freshmen entering programs as “young men,” not “little kids.”Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) hands the ball off to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the third quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“One, it’s raw talent, but is the kid mature enough to handle the protections and the thought process because there’s some communication where there’s some guys who have the skill-set and they can’t process mentally,” Wilson said Tuesday evening.Dobbins and Taylor are the anomaly. That’s what makes their matchup on Saturday so intriguing. Many believe in the “freshman wall,” a name given to something freshmen who are not used to playing an extended schedule against collegiate competition.When asked about whether he hit the proverbial wall, Dobbins scoffed.“I don’t feel like I’ve hit that wall, I don’t feel like I did,” he said almost incredulously. The proof of his confidence is seen in the numbers. In his first collegiate game, Dobbins picked up 181 yards on 29 carries, an average of 6.2 yards per rush. The next game, against Oklahoma, he added 13 rushes for 72 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Since then, he has rushed for less than 6.7 yards per carry just once, when he picked up 4.3 yards per carry two weeks ago against Illinois.Wilson said he has been conscious of the freshman’s carry count, spelling him in games and in practice with Weber, who became the third freshman in program history to rush for more than 1,000 yards last season, and sophomore Antonio Williams. “You’ve got to be able to practice hard enough to get them tough, but you can’t over-practice, you can’t burn them out,” Wilson said. “You’ve got to be smart with them.”The return of Weber, who had just seven carries in the first four games due to an injury, takes pressure off Dobbins to be the Buckeyes’ bell cow running back. Weber has even received double-digit carries in each of the past two games.Unlike Dobbins, Taylor has been pushed to the maximum without anyone to sub in for him in most games. Wisconsin’s second-leading rusher, running back Bradrick Shaw, has 96 carries, more than 150 fewer than Taylor. And Shaw has not been nearly as successful as Weber, who has a 6.5 yard per carry average. Shaw averages just 3.7 yards per carry.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first half in the game against Illinois on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 52-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBut Taylor has continued his stretch of dominance, averaging at least 5.4 yards per carry in each of the past eight games. He has received less than 19 carries just once during the stretch.On a teleconference Monday, redshirt linebacker Chris Worley said Taylor “doesn’t run like a freshman.” It did not take long for him and the rest of Ohio State’s first-team defense to learn the same about Dobbins. During spring practice, the first-team offense was working on getting out of its end zone against the Buckeyes’ starting defense. The coaches put the offense on its own 1-yard line. Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett took a snap and handed the ball to Dobbins, who took just seconds to leave all the first-team defenders in the dust.“He busted up a 99-yard touchdown run, and that’s when I was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be for real,’” senior left tackle Jamarco Jones said. “He’s for real.”Dobbins knows he’s for real. When asked whether the college game has been easier than he anticipated, he smirked, chuckled and said, “Yeah.” Dobbins said he thought it would be more difficult both physically and mentally. Even still, he was confident he would be OK. “I thought it was going to be really hard, but I knew I was going to do good,” Dobbins said. “I didn’t know it was going to be like this.”On Saturday on the conference’s biggest stage, Dobbins and Taylor will have the opportunity to not just prove who the Big Ten’s future greatest running back will be, but who is already the best. read more

Top readers comments of the week

first_imgTo which a number of people replied, including King Olaf who explained:Nice way of thinking about it but it doesn’t make any sense in certain situations. I presume a person who wants to be recognised as a female or male wouldn’t like to be identified as transgender male or female if they have to travel to a less accepting country. Things should be kept as simple as possible and left at the two genders on legal documents. Although I believe Australia has an X option for people who feel like neither gender..so maybe that would work.Mary Dunne, the famous dancing lady of O’Connell Street, passed away this week. She was 87 years old. A Dublin character, never to be forgotten, as outlined by Tony Moran in this wonderful comment:Isn’t it mad that so many can be familiar with someone and yet I bet few knew her name until now ? I used to work just off O’Connell St and I saw her many times. I always wondered why she did it, she seemed in a parallel world. I’ll never forget one day how she and a colleague made eye contact and she smiled at him. He got totally freaked out and was always watching out for her afterwards in case it might happen again ! There’s another old guy who sits on a bench outside Supervalu in Churchtown …. you wouldn’t notice him as you walked by but then he lets out this thundering roar at you like William Wallace and makes you completely stumble with alarm and confusion, dropping whatever you’ve got in your hands. Then he completely breaks himself up laughing while you gather yourself up again. It’s not nice when it happens to you but it’ll only ever happen to you once, and then it’s gas to watch when he gets a new victim ! Characters – priceless pieces of culture that make your home town familiar to you. RIP to Mary, I hope you get to dance all the way to the pearly gates and beyond :)Sad news – this time from London – meant people were sympathising with the family of missing DCU student Patrick Halpin. His body was found in London’s Leicester Square, near where he was last seen after a night out during a college trip. Mother Antoinette Doyle shared her own tragic story. To the man that read his book out loud, i salute you sirHe was referring to this…2. Taking the silver medal in our comments round up is Sinead, who questioned the sentence a woman received after being found guilty of animal cruelty. She garnered 1,584 green thumbs for asking: Banned for two years? Shouldn’t she be banned for life!3. There was a lot of talk about neknomination after the tragic death of a young man in Carlow last weekend. Jenny Miller got nodding approvals from 1,510 readers for this summary: A bit of common sense goes a long way… Personal responsibility seems to have gone out the window and instead a game is taking the blame. Not that it’s the cleverest game out there but people need to cop on a bit tbh!4. Readers echoed Derek Hawkeye Byrne‘s thoughts, giving him 1,480 thumbs up, after the body of Patrick Halpin was found in London. Ah no. Not the news we wanted to hear.5. Finally, Jason Ebbs made 1,434 people smile (1,435 if you include this author) with this memory of his Dad following a DailyEdge piece last Sunday. My dad’s best moment was a few years ago when he put his first pizza in the grill. When the topping side was done he turned it over to cook the underneath !!!The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Racist graffiti painted opposite Immigrant Council offices (431 comments)2. 9/11 conspiracy theorist arrested after interrupting Super Bowl conference (279 comments)3. Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin (238 comments)4. Watch Panti’s powerful speech about oppression of gay people (199 comments)5. RTÉ’s head of television explains Iona payout decision to staff (195 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this week(Video: rory oneill/YouTube)The Abbey’s Noble Call was given by Rory O’Neill, aka Panti, last weekend. The subsequent video went viral, keeping the spotlight on a debate on homophobia. Chris Kirk noted:Lets be honest Rory O’Neill stole the show and is an actor like everyone else dressed to play a part on the stage of the Abbey Theatre. Fair play to him for getting his message across and fair play to the Journal for highlighting it. Let us also remember how the Abbey has played its part in shaping this countries history and not be dismissive of the message it sends out.Helping the video to go viral were Stephen Fry, Graham Norton and Rupaul. It got many people thinking about their own behaviours, as Mike Clinton outlines:I have to admit that I am guilty of a bit of homophobia as well.Although we have a few gay friends and we love them to bits.We attended the most wonderful partnership ceremony & were instrumental in setting up a lgbts gourmet club (the laughs we had with those headbangers lol).But on reflection I hold my hand up and admit I have displayed a bit of homophobia .Now into my 50′s I am a wiser man. Thank’s Rory.On a piece about Amnesty’s major report into discrimination faced by transgender people, Patrick Varley started a good debate with the following suggestion: so sad feel so sorry for his family and friends its so hard to accept one so young sheading a tear as i write as i lost my son 6 months ago and the pain does not get any easier for me or his friends xx On Friday, it was revealed that Dr Gregory House actually saved a life. In real life. German doctors, baffled by a man’s severe hearth failure, came up with the diagnosis after seeing it on the show. Dee4 then made us LOl with this reaction.I just watched Alien and now I have a pain in my stomach fuuuuuuuuuuuu…..On Monday, professional matchmaker Rena Maycock gave men a few tips on how not to act on a date. Reader Joe O’Reilly shared this hilarious anecdote with us:I once laughed so hard on a first date that I farted I thought this is it my life is over. Luckily she never noticed and now where married. But I wouldn’t recommend it go for paying the bill being a gentleman option.(TJ note: She totally noticed, right?)The sweet sound of success? What’s it like? Caroline Dunlea nailed it on the article about ‘the most comforting every-day sounds’.The complete flush of a loo after it looked like it was blocked and the water rose up to the rim!! 🙂 especially in someone else’s house!Spot any good comments? Send them through to us by email at sinead@thejournal.ie. molly coddled had our chins trembling with this beautiful memory of her Dad following the DailyEdge.ie‘s list of ‘10 things only Irish dads love‘.I’d go for out with my late dad on a Friday night, him for the beer, me for the craic (loved the company of da and his friends).We’d go home and half cut my da would peel some spuds and make the best round chips that we would sit at the kitchen table and make massive doorstop bread sarnies, all washed down with a steaming hot cup of cocoa.Those were the days, I still miss those sarnies even after 23 years. Im not terribly well versed in transgender issues but with regards to categories on government forms, official and legal documents, would it make more sense to add 3 more categories.(Male, Female, Transgender-Male, Transgender-Female and Inter-sex)The criteria for how you fit into any category would have to be determined. I would say you start of in Male/Female and can move into T-M/T-F if you so wish. Inter-sex people can decide to remain inter-sex or identify in either M/F category if they wish. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about the rain, RTÉ paying compensation over the Panti/Iona/Saturday Night Show affair (again), dating Irish-style and one of Dublin’s most well-known characters.So here are the standout comments from the week that was.The 5 most popular comments this week1. Peter Pantsless may be lacking a trouser or two but he wasn’t missing any green thumbs this week. He received 1,669 of them for this offering on a DailyEdge.ie list of the most unacceptable train behaviours. last_img read more

Study smarter with first ever iPad 2 Smart Cover app

first_imgIts technologies like this that make me wish I had an iPad when I was in college. Evernote has just come out with the first ever app that works in conjunction with the iPad 2’s Smart Cover. The study tool helps you build your memory by eliminating the old-school flashcard way of learning and replacing it with an intuitive, easy-to-use app.Available now for free in the Apple App Store, Evernote Peek utilizes the Smart Cover, which Apple introduced along with the iPad 2 in March. The cover is held in place with magnets and powers down the display when in place, and vice versa. To use the app, you simply connect Evernote Peek to your Evernote account and choose the materials you’d like to study. Then, you close the Smart Cover. In the same way you’d peek at an answer on a piece of paper that’s face down, you simply peek under the Smart Cover to see a clue. Raising it a notch further will give you the answer. Closing the cover again will give you the next clue, and so on.AdChoices广告You’ll never have to lug around hundreds of notecards again and spend all that time writing them out, which is definitely a time-consuming task. This app could definitely be useful for learning vocabulary, and especially for learning words in a new language. As you can see in the example above, the note titles become the clues or questions, and the note bodies become the answers.The idea is so simple, yet very handy. It makes us wonder why more people haven’t designed apps that utilize the Smart Cover. Also, now that there is an app that uses the Smart Cover, will we be seeing more in the future?Read more at the Evernote bloglast_img read more

EAs Origin terms of service updated to block lawsuits

first_imgA couple of weeks ago Sony updated the Terms of Service (ToS) for the PlayStation Network so as to block anyone suing them by making you agree to resolve probelms with a “neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.” The ToS also stipulated class action lawsuits aren’t allowed as you have to resolve a dispute independently.Not one to miss a trick, EA has decided to update the ToS for its Origin digital download service to block similar action. In signing up with Origin you agree to “waive the right to trial by jury” as well as “foregoing the right to sue in court,” and that you will only bring a claim against EA as an individual “not as a plaintiff or class member.”By implementing this change, EA has effectively stopped any lawsuits that involve big money payouts. If Origin suffers the same fate as the PSN hack, you won’t be able to make a claim against the company because you signed this agreement. All you can do is complain, and EA has the choice of whether to listen or not.Once again, you can opt out of this waiving of rights by writing to EA within 30 days of agreeing. Apparently this updated agreement went out on August 25, so unfortunately it is too late for such a letter. Such is the complexity and language of these terms, no one bothers reading them, so EA can easily slip such clauses through and pull the rug from under its customers.Next time EA does roll out an update to the ToS for Origin make sure to check them. It may allow the letter to be sent at that time revoking EA’s decision to waive your rights for you. You may also be glad to hear that if you live in Quebec, Russia, Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union you are exempt from the new terms.More at EA, via Kotaklast_img read more

Boy Uncovers Rare Woolly Mammoth Tooth Outside Ohio Resort

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Jackson Hepner was spending time with family at a local resort when he spotted a “strange-looking” object near a creek. The 12-year-old’s discovery turned out to be a rare woolly mammoth tooth.Hepner discovered the tooth during a family photo shoot at The Inn at Honey Run, which is located in Millersburg, Ohio, in July, Cleveland 19 News reported. The “strange-looking solid object covered in ridges,” which was nestled on the water’s edge, was nothing like he’d seen before, according to a resort blog post. Stay on targetcenter_img Professors and scholars from Ashland University’s Geology Department, College of Wooster’s Program of Archaeology, and Ohio State University’s Orton Geological Museum analyzed the bizarre object and identified it as the upper third molar tooth of a woolly mammoth from the Ice Age.Hepner, who illustrated a map of the excavation area and wrote a brief note about the tooth, is waiting for the fossil to be returned to him.“I would like to have my tooth back in my hands as soon as possible,” Hepner wrote in the letter. “I want to show my friends.”According to National Geographic, the woolly mammoth was almost the same height as an Asian elephant. As herbivores, woolly mammoths ate roughly 496 pounds of aquatic shrubs, grasses, plants, and trees daily. Woolly mammoths had four massive, shoe box-sized teeth (two upper and two lower) to grind up vegetation.More on Geek.com:Fossilized Primate Tooth Helps Fill Gap in Monkey EvolutionDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years LaterScientists ‘Wake Up’ Ancient Woolly Mammoth Cells in High-Tech Experimentlast_img read more

Stray Juvenile Manatee in Grand Turk

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Turk, 13 Nov 2014 (TCIG Press Release) – On Wednesday, 5 November, the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) received a call from a concerned resident stating that there was a manatee seen swimming around the Ports Authority Dock in Grand Turk. Although it was not spotted on Thursday, on Friday, the Cruise Centre reported to DEMA’s Environmental Officer, Katharine Hart, that the manatee was seen near the cruise ships.Manatees are not common in our waters and it is likely that the recent stormy weather in the region resulted in the juvenile straying from familiar waters and finding itself at Grand Turk. Manatees require fresh water, which unfortunately the TCI has very little of. This juvenile manatee was found to be severely dehydrated and emaciated, and attempts to rejuvenate the young animal were made by giving it fresh water to drink as well as lettuce. Since Friday, the manatee has consumed 30 gallons of fresh water. Efforts are under way to rescue this six foot long, juvenilemale manatee. DEMA contacted both the US Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Centre. Following a formal request for assistance, the Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Centre offered both support and services to collect the animal and fly him back to Puerto Ricowhere he will be rehabilitated for eventual release into the wild. Once he has reached a healthy condition, the Centre will be able to investigate his genetics to determine which population of manatees he is from, and he can be released, with a satellite transmitter, into familiar waters.Arrangements are being made to airlift the manatee to the Rehabilitation Centre as soon as possible; however, the TCI is responsible for funding his flight back to Puerto Rico. The cost will be approximately $2,000, and the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (TCRF) is assisting with the raising of these funds. Donations can be made via PayPal on the TCRF website (http://tcreef.org/donate.html ). Any excess funds raised will go the Rehabilitation Centre to support the young manatee’s rehabilitation.ENDS Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Related Items:dema, Department of environment and maritime affairs, grand turk, manatee, Puerto rico manatee conservation center, US fish and wildlife servicecenter_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp We can eat Nassau Grouper legally, soonlast_img read more

Tax initiative ruled unconstitutional

first_imgSEATTLE — A voter-approved initiative that requires a two-thirds majority of the Legislature to raise taxes or close tax loopholes violates the state constitution, a judge ruled Wednesday.Initiative 1053 was approved by Washington voters in November 2010 and has since made it difficult for lawmakers to adopt tax increases.King County Superior Court Judge Bruce E. Heller’s ruling likely will put the measure before the Washington Supreme Court this fall, as both sides agreed in advance that the case would be appealed no matter which way the judge ruled.Although the court previously ruled on the constitutionality of state initiatives, this case focuses on whether a supermajority can be implemented through the initiative process or whether an amendment to the Washington Constitution is required.Heller said in his ruling that the Constitution restricts the Legislature and the people’s ability to require a supermajority for passage of tax measures.Gov. Chris Gregoire said she was pleased with the decision because it recognizes the uncertainty that has impeded state government in its efforts to find solutions to its financial difficulties.last_img read more

Questions Linger over Emergency Border Funding

first_imgThe Pentagon still has not announced what military construction money it will move around to fund the border wall, which President Trump declared a national emergency to build.Here’s the latest:The Pentagon has asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain how the border wall would help military “effectiveness” before it determines which priorities should go unfunded to pay for the construction, Military TimesDOD will have to ask Congress for authority to move money from various accounts to the counterdrug account so that the counterdrug account can then be used to build the border barrier, CQ reported. Defense authorizers and appropriators in both chambers would have to sign off on that, which is unlikely, further complicating the search for defense dollars to spend on the emergency.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is backing a resolution to disapprove of the emergency declaration, which is expected to pass the House, according to Politico. That would automatically trigger a Senate vote within 18 days.If four Republican Senators joined all Democrats, the resolution would pass there, too. Politico published a list of the Republicans who have been critical of the declaration.Court challenges continue to pop up. El Paso County, a border community in West Texas, joined the Border Network for Human Rights Thursday in a joint lawsuit asking a judge to rule the national emergency declaration to be unconstitutional, according to Time. ADC AUTHOR Customs and Border Protection photo by Nicholas Robbslast_img read more