The Tom Herman contract at Texas is a large one.After being hired as Texas’ head football coach, reports immediately came out about what his contract could look like. Now, the wondering is over as the details of his five-year deal have been released.According to USA Today, Herman is set to receive $28.75 million in basic compensation under financial terms for a five-year deal which was approved Saturday by the board of regents.As far as a year-by-year breakdown, he’ll be receiving a raise each season.“Herman will be paid $5.25 million during the first year of the deal, and his compensation is scheduled to increase by $250,000 in each subsequent year.”Year one: $5.25 millionYear Two: $5.5 millionYear Three: $5.75 millionYear Four: $6 millionYear Five: $6.25 millionHere is a look at his non-guaranteed incentive payments via USA Today:Herman is now the sixth highest-paid college football coach in the nation. Herman was making $3 million as Houston’s coach.
Press Trust of India WellingtonFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 17:35 IST India vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson will be keen on helping New Zealand win the T20I series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKane Williamson said he isn’t ruling out the chances of him opening in the T20I seriesAny form of international cricket against a quality side is good preparation for World Cup, says WilliamsonKane Williamson also said New Zealand are keen on managing Tim Southee’s workload in the lead up to World CupThe deflating ODI loss behind him, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson Tuesday said he is excited about the prospect of testing unheralded players against a “top” team like India in the T20 series, starting Wednesday.New Zealand have drafted in two debutants — all-rounder Daryl Mitchell and right-arm pacer Blair Tickner — in the T20 squad besides all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijen, who has played just one T20 and wicketkeeper Tim Seifert (8 T20s). The Kiwis lost the five-match ODI series 1-4.Williamson said with Martin Guptill ruled out due to a back injury, some rookie players will be in action in the three-match T20 series against India.”Martin (Guptill) has been ruled out of the series because of a back injury. We have a different squad altogether with some new faces. We are going to see some debutants throughout the series and it is really exciting,” the Kiwi skipper said on the eve of the opening T20.”It’s a positive thing that a number of guys are getting opportunities to have those experiences against a fantastic Indian side.”Will Kane Williamson open for New Zealand?With Guptill not in the scheme of things, Williamson didn’t rule out the possibility of opening the innings in the T20 matches.”At this stage we are going to look at the surface, we are not decided just yet. We are looking to pin down the balance. There are a number of all-rounders which will affect the positions I suppose,” he said when asked about New Zealand’s possible opening combination.advertisement”There are a number of guys who could potentially fill that role. Obviously (Colin) Munro is expected in the top-three. Power players could potentially move up the order or it could be me,” he added.Tim Southee’s workload in focus ahead of World CupWilliamson emphasised on the need to balance experienced pacer Tim Southee’s workload going into the World Cup which will start May 30 in the UK.”Tim (Southee) has played a huge amount of cricket. He is a massive part of our side. He is a leader in the group,” he said.Williamson said any form of international cricket against a quality side is good for the preparation of the team.”Obviously it is the shorter version of what we can expect in the World Cup but it is another great opportunity to play international cricket against what is a very strong opposition. Any time you get opportunities to have those experiences it’s always good,” Williamson said.”It’s (World Cup) not that far away now. Any opportunity you get to play in international cricket is beneficial. It’s (T20s) still an important fixture especially against a competitive side like India. So, I think all the people involved in the series will get a lot out of it.”Williamson admitted that it is always tough to adapt from one format to the other in quick time.”It is always a challenge to adapt from Test to ODI to T20. It does require adjustments in mindset. Whether it’s bowling or batting you need to try and adapt quickly,” he said.”We would look to try and get things right in terms of executing our plans, we want to step up a little bit. Obviously, it’s a different format but it’s exciting that we have new group.”Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Rishabh Pant a great asset for India, says Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | Hardik Pandya reunites with brother Krunal in New Zealand 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Tim SoutheeFollow T20I series Excited to test New Zealand’s bench strength in T20 series against India: WilliamsonWilliamson said with Martin Guptill ruled out due to a back injury, some rookie players will be in action in the three-match T20 series against India.advertisement
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hytlon, said the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) will need to be restructured with new expertise identified, to better enable the entity to carry out some critical development projects over the next two to three years. These projects, which are expected to provide job opportunities for at least 20,000 individuals by January 2015, will transform Jamaica into the global logistics hub of the Americas. They include completion of the Caymanas Economic Zone and making it fully operational by 2014 – 15; development of the Portmore Informatics Park over the period 2013-2015 to create 750,000 square feet of Business Process Outsourcing and Information Communications Technology Space; and the improvement of existing facilities and expanding capacity within the period 2013-2015. “It is evident that the organisation will require some amount of restructuring so as to enable it to achieve the stated goals and objectives while, at the same time, not neglecting its current responsibilities,” Mr. Hylton said. “New talents and skills will have to be identified and sourced to boost the organisational capacity of FCJ. Also, we have to align the entity with universities/HEART and other training institutions to ensure the production of a critical mass of logistics professionals,” he added, as he addressed the FCJ’s Silver Anniversary Awards banquet held on December 6 at the Wyndham Kingston hotel. He said that the organization will have to be renamed and rebranded by March 2013, so as to take into consideration, its expanded mandate and the shift to a new paradigm. “Also, there is a need to boost organisational capacity by December 2013, so as to adequately deliver the CEZ and the Portmore Informatics Park. Vital also is the improvement of the Montego Bay Free zone, the maintenance of existing facilities and the development of pioneering projects,” he stated. The Minister said that the FCJ has every intention of implementing a board subcommittee with specific responsibility for the CEZ and the Portmore Informatics Park. He further noted that the Ministry will be examining the outsourcing of critical projects and the implementation of an internal special projects function to ensure timely completion. “The FCJ will move speedily to have contracts executed with at least one company to commence operations on the CEZ and Portmore Informatics Park by December 2013 and others thereafter,” he informed. He added that the nation can be assured that the FCJ is positioning itself to participate in the growth that is to come from the logistics hub initiative. “Specifically, FCJ will be facilitating the projected economic growth and the attendant job creation through the development and leasing of factory spaces to private sector companies,” Mr. Hylton said. He noted that the logistics hub will serve as a supply-chain optimising platform that will significantly enhance Jamaica’s competitive advantage by speeding up the turnaround time and reduce the cost of doing business. It will also strengthen the country’s efforts to boost growth in niche-manufacturing sector,in areas such as agro-processing and light manufacturing of items such as medical devices, which are fast becoming big business in today’s world. Incorporated in 1987, with a primary mandate to implement the Government’s Emergency Factory Building Programme, the FCJ has grown exponentially, and is now the largest provider of industrial and commercial factory space. In the initial phase, approximately one million square feet of factory space was built and at present, the FCJ has control over just under two million square feet of factory space and in excess of 83 hectares (205 acres) of vacant lands across Jamaica.
New Delhi: Describing Imran Khan’s statement that about 30,000-40,000 “armed people” who fought in Kashmir or Afghanistan were still in Pakistan as “glaring admission”, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Thursday said it is time for Islamabad to take “credible and irreversible action” against terror groups.”It is a glaring admission by the Pakistani leadership,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing. The MEA’s response came a day after the Pakistan Prime Minister admitted that about 30,000-40,000 “armed people”, who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir, were in Pakistan and accused the previous governments of not telling the truth to the US about the militant groups operating in the country. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Until we came into power, the governments did not have the political will, because when you talk about militant groups, we still have about 30,000-40,000 armed people who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir,” Khan had said during his appearance at the US Institute of Peace, a US-Congress funded think-tank, on Tuesday. India and Afghanistan accuse Pakistan of providing safe haven to the Afghan Taliban, Haqqani Network, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other militant groups, which carry out attacks in two countries. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Kumar also said that Indian authorities are in touch with their Pakistani counterparts to provide consular access to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav whose death sentence by a Pakistan military court was suspended by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week. “We expect that full consular access should be granted to Kulbhushan Jadhav at the earliest in full compliance with the ICJ’s judgment. We are in touch with Pakistani authorities in this regard and as and when there is an update, we will let you know,” he said. Playing down the controversy over US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue, Kumar said it is time to move on. The MEA spokesperson asserted that India’s relationship with US remains very strong. (With inputs from Indian Express)
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said India cannot have dialogue with Pakistan unless the neighbouring country acted against terror outfits on its soil, asserting that “talks and terror cannot go together”.Talking on ‘India’s World: Modi Government’s Foreign Policy’, she stated that Pakistan needs to control the ISI and its army who are bent on destroying the bilateral relations time and again. “We do not want talk on terror, we want action on it. Terror and talks cannot go together,” she said. Swaraj also questioned Pakistan’s retaliation to the Indian air strikes in Balakot when, she said, India had specifically targeted the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). “Why did the Pakistani military attack us on behalf of JeM? You not only keep JeM on your soil, but fund them and when the victim country retaliates, you attack it on the terror outfit’s behalf. “If Imran Khan (Pakistan prime minister) is so generous and a statesman, he should give us Masood Azhar,” she said. The external affairs minister said India can have a good relationship with Pakistan, provided the neighbouring country “takes action against terror groups on its soil”. On her invitation to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting, she said India avenged the humilation meted out to it 50 years ago by becoming the ‘guest of honour’ at the OIC meet this year. “In 1969, India was humiliated when it was not allowed to participate in the meeting even after reaching the venue after Pakistan protested against India’s then foreign minister’s participation. But now, 50 years later, it was India that was on the seat of the guest of honour, while Pakistan’s seat was empty,” she said. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had expressed reservations about the invitation to Swaraj for the OIC meeting, and later decided to boycott the meeting of the 57-member Muslim grouping held earlier this month. Talking about the foreign policy of the current government, Swaraj said it was based upon the two principles of “national interest supreme” and “world is our family”. “People often ask us what we get by our frequent travel to countries. I want to tell them we do not travel to have fun, we travel to build our relationship with other countries …” she said.
By Hajare El KhaldiRabat – A Bulgarian justice approved the extradition of terrorism suspect Naufal Zahri to Morocco on Thursday, April 5.The district court of Haskovo in Southern Bulgaria approved a request from Rabat-Interpol for the extradition of Moroccan national Naufal Zahri to his country of origin, reported the Bulgarian site the Sofia Globe. Zahri, who was arrested at the Bulgaria-Turkey border in February 2018, after presenting false identification claiming to be of Syrian origins, was allegedly in possession of an explosive belt, hand grenades, firearms, and ammunition. The Bulgarian authorities established his real identity and arrested him on the basis of a search warrant issued by the Interpol-Rabat office under the jurisdiction of the national bureau of Interpol (BCN).The suspect admitted to prior awareness of the search warrant against him in Morocco, as he lived in Syria, where he used to work in the Department of Mechanical Engineering attached to the General Directorate of Lily Bearings. He cited the position as the reason behind his escape. Zahri alleged that he was only involved with Daesh as a cleric to support his family, but denied committing any attacks. Zahri’s lawyer, Anton Popov, previously declared that the suspect prefers to be tried in Bulgaria and serve any prison sentence there, out of fear of torture in Morocco: “He fears being killed in prison in Morocco.”The 35-year-old suspect faces charges of affiliation to the Islamic States in Iraq and Syria, raising funds and participating in training for the terrorist organization, belonging to an organized crime network, recruiting for Daesh, and the illegal use and possession of firearms directed against national security and public order in Morocco.
Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse will launch a plant-based burger from a Canadian manufacturer next month as its parent company Recipe Unlimited Corp. looks to capitalize on the alternative protein trend.“There’s been a lot of hype around some other U.S. plant-based products,” said Frank Hennessey, Recipe’s CEO, during a conference call with analysts Friday — the morning after the company released its first-quarter financial results.A&W Food Services Of Canada Inc. started selling American-based Beyond Meat plant-based burgers last year and breakfast sandwich patties a few months ago. Executives attribute the addition as being partly responsible for the company’s strong financial performance. When the chain first added the burger to its menu, it temporarily ran out of stock. Maple Leaf embracing meatless alternatives as plant-based protein goes ‘mainstream’ Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf debuts its new plant-based burger Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s parent Recipe Unlimited to phase out plastic straws at its 19 brands by 2019 Kelsey’s will start to serve a competitor’s product, the Lightlife burger, at 70 locations starting June 3, Hennessey said. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. owns the Lightlife brand, which will produce Kelsey’s bourbon BBQ meatless burger.The product will be made in Canada from all Canadian plant-based protein, Hennessey said, adding it has superior taste to those of competitors.“All in all, a better product.”The company expects to learn a lot from how the launch goes at Kelsey’s and may expand the burger to other chains it operates later on.“My guess is you’ll see that down the road at Harvey’s,” said Hennessey.The company also started testing a new concept called Chalet market at a Toronto-based corporate-owned Swiss Chalet about a week ago. It is an unlimited salad bar that can be added to any entree or purchased as its own entree. The test is getting positive feedback from employees and guests, said Hennessey.The news came the day after Recipe reported its first-quarter earnings and same-store sales decreased despite a 12.5 per cent growth in system-wide sales.The company formerly known as Cara Operations earned $22.7 million or 35 cents per diluted share for the period ended March 31, compared with $21.5 million or 35 cents per share a year earlier.Excluding one-time items, adjusted or core profits fell 14 per cent to $17.7 million or 28 cents per share. That compared with $20.6 million or 33 cents per share in the first quarter of 2018.The company said system-wide sales rose to $850.7 million from $755.9 million, primarily due to the addition of The Keg and increases in the retail and catering segment from Swiss Chalet branded products and increases in frozen pot pie sales.However, same-store sales — a key retail metric — decreased 1.6 per cent.The Toronto-based company said its new pie production line added in the third quarter has helped to meet increased demand for St-Hubert and Swiss Chalet frozen pie products.
“I think it is wonderful news, what is coming out of Islamabad, and I am extremely happy that the talks are taking place,” the Secretary-General told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. He voiced confidence that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee of India and President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan “will find the statesmanship and the leadership and the wisdom to move the process forward.”Looking to the broader context, Mr. Annan stressed that “improved relations between the two countries would mean a lot for the region, not just in terms of reducing political tensions, but also in economic and social terms, and it would be beneficial to all the smaller countries in the region.””I am really excited with the developments, and I applaud the two leaders for the actions that they have taken,” he added.
Ex-Red Sox pitcher Schilling fires back at cyberbullies who harassed his daughter on Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter.Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter last week after she was accepted into Salve Regina University, where she’ll play softball next year.Multiple people posted vulgar and sexually explicit comments about her.Schilling wrote on his blog Sunday the ignorance and lack of morals and integrity are astounding. He reposted Tweets and has identified some of the people responsible. He says it’s never OK for a man to talk about a woman like that and it’s time for it to stop.Schilling also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. His video game company received a $75 million state loan guarantee in Rhode Island but went bankrupt, leaving taxpayers on the hook. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2015 1:51 pm MDT
Calgary group petitioning province to raise minimum wage A group of Calgary workers is launching a petition Monday, to make sure the NDP keeps its promise to raise the minimum wage.They will be stationed beside the Marlborough CTrain station in northeast Calgary at 4:30 p.m. hoping to garner signatures.The petition calls on the Alberta government to immediately pass its policy to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018.It reads: “$15 by 2018 is still a compromise, and it’s beyond due!”One of the group’s spokespersons, Cecilia, says workers deserve stability and dignity and are instead having to turn to charity, fearing rent increases, and scraping by to afford childcare. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jun 1, 2015 6:58 am MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 7:10 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Thinkstock
OTTAWA – The number of Canadians in their prime-working years that contributed to their RRSP accounts steadily declined from 2000 to 2013, according to a report by Statistics Canada.The report released Monday noted that two of the largest contribution declines were in 2008 and 2009, which was the same time as the financial crisis and the introduction of tax-free savings accounts.But whether this trend results from factors such as the recent economic recession, shifts toward other means of wealth accumulation — including home equity — or entirely different reasons is an open question, the report said.The report said among individuals aged 25 to 54 the number of annual RRSP contributors fell 16 per cent between 2000 and 2013.The number of contributors in the age range fell to 4.2 million in 2013 compared with 5.0 million in 2000.Meanwhile, the total value of annual RRSP contributions fell by the same group approximately 26 per cent after being adjusted for inflation.The total value of RRSP contributions fell to $22.5 billion in 2013 compared with $30.6 billion in 2000 when measured in 2013 constant dollars. RRSP contributions by those in their prime years slipped from 2000 to 2013 by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 13, 2017 10:50 am MDT Last Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
In his address to the Assembly’s annual general debate, Sarwar Danesh stated that the UN remains the single most important international body for promoting global peace, security and prosperity, and highlighted that further strengthening the Organization should be a priority for all in the way forward. “The UN’s vital role in helping Afghanistan transition into a democratic and pluralistic society is a clear example of its profound impact in helping to create real change for the betterment of societies and communities around the world,” said Vice-President Danesh. Highlighting the serious security challenges the country continues to face, particularly from violent extremists such as the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), he urged the international community implement its pledges in the fight against terrorism and to avoid a dual policy of making a distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ terrorists. “We ask all of you: where were the previous leaders of the Taliban and A1-Qaeda residing, and where were they killed? At this very moment, where are the leaders of the Taliban and Haqqani network located? From where and how are terrorists being trained, equipped and financed during a full-scale war?” he asked the world leaders. The Vice-President stressed that despite numerous calls on Pakistan to destroy known terrorist safe havens, “Unfortunately [we] are yet to witness any change in the situation,” he added. Also stating that terrorism and radicalism are threats against global peace – as witnessed by signs of radicalism in different forms in Europe and America, and incidents of terrorist attacks in many countries of the world – the Afghan leader said broad holistic measured were needed to defeat the scourge and called on the UN to hold an international conference on the fight against radicalism with the aim of introducing a new legal framework to combat terrorism. Drawing particular attention to the devastation and terror in Syria, he said Afghanistan fully supports a comprehensive solution to the conflict that reflects the will of all Syrians. On other issues of wider concern, he said the nuclear tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are dangerous for the region and could endanger world peace and security. Reporting on the progress Afghanistan has made despite the challenges it confronts, Mr. Danesh said that the country is aiming to strengthen greater involvement and ownership of all Afghans in implementing reforms and furthering national interests.He further noted that over the past two years, the country made considerable progress in reducing maternal and child mortality, increasing access to education, improving basic freedoms, strengthening infrastructure, and promoting rule of law, justice and human rights.The leader added that strengthening political transparency and electoral reform remain the major priorities of the National Unity Government, as does combating narcotics, noting the cooperation between the country and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other international partners.He added that in two weeks, Afghanistan would join its international partners at a conference in Brussels to review and decide on the full scope of joint partnership on the way forward.He also reported that his country continues to accord importance to its relations with all regional countries, as well as the Islamic world, noting its membership and partnership with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and numerous other regional blocs. He further noted that Afghanistan has signed documents of long-term cooperation with a number of its allies, including the United States, European Union, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).Further noting that Afghanistan considers other Islamic countries as strong partners to strengthen cultural, social, and economic ties and to promote peace and coexistence, as well as present a moderate interpretation of Islam, he added: “Islam, as a religion, has a clear thought, culture, civilization and history that on the one hand respects human dignity, rights and freedoms and drives national sovereignty from the will of people, and on the other hand, is against any kind of injustice, exclusivism, hatred, radicalism and violence.”In conclusion, the Vice-President of Afghanistan highlighted once again, “[the country’s] firm commitment to the realization of a world in which peace, harmony, justice, and tranquillity prevails.”
Ohio State redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) looks off during warm-ups of the Buckeyes game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that the strength of the team is the defensive line.It’s not hard to see why.Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year redshirt senior Tyquan Lewis, redshirt junior Sam Hubbard, senior Jalyn Holmes and sophomore Nick Bosa all return to the Buckeyes as the defensive ends that made up the dominant third-down Rushmen package that became a staple of the defense.Personnel wise there’s not much changing to the unit, but there could be a change coming with Hubbard practicing at times standing up at linebacker rather than on the defensive line.“Stand up, dropping a little bit, (I’m) getting back to playing in space like I did in high school,” Hubbard said. “Also coming off the edge and coming from depth on guards and stuff, it’s really fun. It’s a whole new aspect of my game I get to show.”Meyer said that he and defensive coordinator and associate head coach Greg Schiano have been experimenting with having the five “premier” defensive lineman on the field at the same time. A healthy rotation of seven to eight players was expected on the defensive line, given every player was returning, but having five guys on the field is new territory for the defense.Last season, Lewis, Hubbard, Holmes and Bosa combined for 18.5 sacks and 34 tackles for loss in 13 games. The four were a substantial factor in OSU’s 11th-best opponent’s third-down conversion percentage of 32 percent. Hubbard said that the Rushmen package is utilized to get the best players on the field at the same time. To Meyer, that list can now be extended to redshirt sophomore Dre’Mont Jones, which is perhaps why Hubbard has been practicing at linebacker.“We have five premier — in my mind, five, four defensive ends and Dre’Mont Jones,” Meyer said. “You know, I would like to see all five on the field at one time.” After Jones led the defensive line with 52 tackles last season — including four tackles for loss — it seems the staff believes Jones can’t be left off the field in critical situations either. Bosa said that the five haven’t been put on the field at the same time together yet, but believes that package will be implemented some time in the future.“We have so many good players that it’s criminal not to have them on the field,” he said. “Dre’Mont, he’s got to be one of the best three-(technique) rushers.”Hubbard playing linebacker is most interesting given his background at OSU. He was recruited as a safety from Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller High School, then when he arrived in Columbus, he began a transition to convert to a defensive end. Now at 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, Hubbard has the awareness in coverage that most college defensive lineman have to learn through their careers.“Telling me to drop, they didn’t have to coach me up much. I already know what I’m doing,” Hubbard said. “Telling me to rush from like a linebackers stance, it’s like a d-lineman coming from depth, so it’s really a good blend and I think they’re really having me show my skill set to benefit the team.”If OSU moves to five defensive lineman on the field at one time, a linebacker would likely have to come off the field. That would leave just two backers plus Hubbard or another defensive end like Holmes — who defensive line coach Larry Johnson said can also drop back from the line — in the second line of defense.“We’ve got some versatility,” he said. “Sam and Jalyn give us some versatility to do some little things, so you bring another guy in and you take Sam and Jalyn and drop them. So there’s a lot of things we’re going to do with it because there is guys athletic enough to do it.”Johnson added that he and Schiano haven’t thrown out a package of five defensive lineman yet, but if they do, it will only be put into action if it fits into the defensive scheme.“I think coach Johnson and coach Schiano want to get the best guys out on the field and if that means me standing up a little bit to get another Dre’Mont or four (defensive) ends on the field, or me out in space, it’s just what they decide,” Hubbard said. “So we’re just playing around with a bunch of different combinations right now.”
Heading the ball appears to affect memory temporarily A recent study of Rugby players found they had suffered only low level memory problems after concussionsCredit:Andrew Fosker/Seconds Left/REX/Shutterstock After just a single session of heading they found that memory test performance fell by between 41 and 67 per cent.Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Magdalena Ietswaart from Psychology at the University of Stirling, said: “In light of growing concern about the effects of contact sport on brain health, we wanted to see if our brain reacts instantly to heading a football.“Using a drill most amateur and professional teams would be familiar with, we found there was in fact increased inhibition in the brain immediately after heading and that performance on memory tests was reduced significantly.“Although the changes were temporary, we believe they are significant to brain health, particularly if they happen over and over again as they do in football heading.“With large numbers of people around the world participating in this sport, it is important that they are aware of what is happening inside the brain and the lasting effect this may have.” Dr Angus Hunter, Reader in Exercise Physiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, added: “For the first time, sporting bodies and members of the public can see clear evidence of the risks associated with repetitive impact caused by heading a football.“We hope these findings will open up new approaches for detecting, monitoring and preventing cumulative brain injuries in sport. We need to safeguard the long term health of football players at all levels, as well as individuals involved in other contact sports.”However a study published last week by the University of Glasgow found that retired rugby players do not appear to suffer major problems in later life even if they suffer multiple concussions playing the game.Tom McMillan, professor of clinical neuropsychology from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow, said: “Despite a high number of repeat concussions in the retired rugby players, effects on mental health, social or work function were not evident some 20 years after they had stopped playing.”Overall, there is not a suggestion of widespread decline in daily function in ex-rugby internationalists who had a high number of repeat concussions.”Although some differences in memory were found, these were mild overall and their cause uncertain.”In recent years, doctors have noticed that high impact sports such as American football, ice hockey and rugby can lead to cognitive decline in later life, similar to that experienced by boxers. Heading the ball during a football match could cause memory problems for up to 24 hours, researchers have found.Although there has been several studies showing the dangers of concussions during contact sports, there has been none looking at the impact of regular smaller blows to the head.Researchers at the University of Stirling asked a group of football players to head a ball 20 times fired from a machine designed to simulate the pace and power of a corner kick. They tested the players’ brain function and memory before and after the experiment, the results of which were published in the journal EBioMedicine. Memory performance dipped by up to 67 per centCredit:Mark Pain, Rex, Shutterstock The researchers say it is unclear whether the changes to memory would still remain temporary after repeated exposure to heading the ball over a long period of time.Football often involves intentional and repeated bursts of heading a ball leading doctors to fear it could have long-term health implications.Concussions suffered in sport have been linked to neurodegenerative disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Generally they are down at 20 -25 per cent for the annual appeal across the country. The generosity is still there, the number of people donating is holding up, but the value of donations is down; people don’t have as much to donate. SVP has been asking people to donate if they can over the last few days before Christmas.“We appreciate there are a lot more people struggling,” said the spokesperson. “There are a lot more people who would have donated to charity in the past who are coming to this society for help.”Geoff Meagher, SVP National President, acknowledged this week that the current controversy surrounding charitable donations has probably had an effect, but said that the SVP also appreciated that there were other pressures on donors this year such as reduced personal incomes and family needs.He said that the SVP will continue to give assistance to those in need and will respond to requests for help.If people wish to donate, they are encouraged to ring their local SVP office and see what sort of donations they need. Anything that is donated locally stays locally.A full list of regional offices can be found on SVP.ie.Read: Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years> ST VINCENT DE Paul has appealed for people to donate money and toys if they can in the run up to Christmas as donations are down this year.It emerged today in the Irish Examiner that the Cork branch of the charity had run out of toys as donations had dropped.A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the situation is varied around the country but that the Navan area had also had difficulties with toy donations.Cork needed more toys and food, he said, adding that there was generally an issue over donations to the charity.
Inondations : les îles Fidji violemment touchées Depuis une semaine, l’archipel des Fidji fait face à d’importantes inondations. Celles-ci pourraient s’aggraver encore avec l’arrivée redoutée du cyclone Daphné.Les îles Fidji font face à de très importantes inondations qui ont paralysé l’activité de tout l’archipel. Les crues soudaines de la semaine dernière, provoquées par des torrents de pluie, ont causé la mort d’au moins trois personnes et forcé 8.000 habitants à se réfugier dans des centres d’accueil. Les routes étant impraticables, des milliers de touristes se trouvent piégés dans les hôtels.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais la situation pourrait encore empirer avec l’arrivée imminente d’un cyclone : Daphné. La météo prévoit en effet “des coups de vents susceptibles de causer des dégâts”. D’une vitesse attendue de 110 kilomètres par heure, le cyclone risque d’entraîner “des inondations importantes, par les rivières ou la mer, des zones côtières les plus basses”. Hier soir, le gouvernement a toutefois décidé de lever l’interdiction aux avions de déposer des passagers dans l’archipel, a indiqué la compagnie aérienne locale Air Pacific cité par Liberation.fr. Les avions ne pouvaient, jusqu’à présent, qu’arriver à vide pour embarquer les partants.Les acteurs du secteur du tourisme, première activité de cet archipel du Pacifique sud, craignent les conséquences de ces intempéries. “C’était censé être une semaine bien pleine à cause des vacances de Pâques, on avait beaucoup de réservations. On a tout annulé et maintenant nous allons voir ce que le cyclone nous réserve”, a déclaré Davendra Singh, qui a dû fermer son agence de location de véhicules.Le 3 avril 2012 à 12:38 • Maxime Lambert
Cancer du sein : le lait entier déconseillé chez les femmes en rémissionSelon une étude américaine, la consommation de produits à base de lait entier par les femmes ayant survécu à un cancer du sein augmenterait les risques de mortalité.Les femmes ayant survécu à un cancer du sein doivent faire attention à leur alimentation, et en particulier à certains aliments. C’est ce que révèle une nouvelle étude publiée par le Dr Candyce Kroenke dans le Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Selon ces travaux, la consommation de produits à base de lait entier chez ces femmes pourraient en effet augmenter les risques de mortalité. Pour arriver à de telles conclusions, le chercheur a étudié pendant 15 ans quelque 1.900 femmes à qui on avait diagnostiqué un cancer du sein à un stade précoce. Avec son équipe, le Dr Kroenke a demandé à ces patientes de compléter un questionnaire sur leurs habitudes alimentaires, deux ans après le diagnostic puis six années plus tard. Les scientifiques ont ainsi réussi à établir un lien entre les produits à base de lait entier et des risques accrus de mourir d’un cancer du sein. Plus concrètement, selon le Dr Kroenke, les femmes ayant survécu à ce type de cancer et qui consommeraient un ou deux produits à base de lait entier quotidiennement auraient 49% de risques en plus de mourir de la maladie que celles qui consomment des produits allégés en matières grasses. A l’issue de l’étude, 372 femmes sont décédées dont 189 d’une récidive.Une relation qui reste à confirmer À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?L’étude précise toutefois que “la relation [de la consommation de produits laitiers entiers] avec la récidive du cancer du sein a été positive mais statistiquement non significative”, rapporte. De plus, “il faut noter que certaines femmes de ce groupe sont décédées, non des suites de leur cancer, mais d’une maladie cardio-vasculaire. Or, une alimentation riche en matières grasses est toujours un facteur de risque supplémentaire pour les maladies cardio-vasculaires” ajoute Candyce Kroenke citée par Métro France.D’autres recherches sont donc nécessaires pour confirmer la relation potentielle entre les produits à base de lait entier et le risque de mortalité par cancer du sein. D’après les chercheurs, cette relation pourrait être due au fait que le lait entier est plus riche en oestrogènes que les produits allégés. Or, ces substances sont susceptibles d’aider certains cancers à se développer. Le 19 mars 2013 à 12:54 • Maxime Lambert
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Auto manufacturers have been busy cramming as much high-tech functionality into their vehicles as possible lately. They’re particularly keen on voice assistants.Ford’s been using them for quite a while. Cars and trucks that feature SYNC are ready to take all kinds of commands from drivers. SYNC will adjust climate controls, switch up your soundtrack and crack it or dial it down, make phone calls, and help you navigate to your destination.Those are all things that happen when you’re inside the car, of course. Ford doesn’t see any reason why you should have to wait to get in and sit down before you can enjoy the convenience of a voice-enabled vehicle.Ford wants to take a page out of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (or Loony Tunes’ Ali Baby Bunny, if that’s more your speed) and let you say “open sesame” to open your doors. Maybe not those exact words, but Ford’s freshly-issued patent does describe being able to set up your preferred command in record mode.The patent is entitled “active door operation based on voice commands.” The setup seems simple enough. There’s an audio sensor mounted on the outside of the vehicle that can listen for commands. The door has a “power assist device” integrated into its hinges that pops the door gently open when the appropriate command is issued.Now, you can’t just allow that power assist device to fire the door open willy-nilly if you want to avoid door dings and injuries. That’s precisely why Ford has equipped the door with sensors that tell it when it’s about to collide with another object.Why pop open the doors with your voice? For one thing, it’s not really the best place to apply Ford’s wave-your-foot-to-open tech since the door would swing right at your leg. Beyond that, I couldn’t come up with a really compelling use case at first… then I remembered all the times I’ve set two cups of coffee on my roof so I could get my door open.You’ve probably got some better examples. Feel free to post some in the comments!
The season’s first drift gillnet opener takes place Monday on the lowest part of the river. Map from USFWS.The Kuskokwim River’s first 6-inch drift opening happens Monday afternoon from the Johnson River down to the refuge boundary at the mouth of the river. It runs from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015.Nets must be no longer than 300-feet in length, and 45 meshes in depth.Managers have been waiting for chum and sockeye to outnumber king salmon at the Bethel Test Fishery. They say a three to one ratio was achieved this weekend and that the ratio is higher than that in the lower river. Federal managers write that they expect a limited chinook harvest in Monday’s opener.There will be more chum and red salmon in the river compared to king salmon as the season progresses.Federal managers say they will have additional openings moving up the river as the ratios change. They expect no more than about 200 boats taking part in this afternoon’s opening.Federal managers this year are in charge of waters below Aniak during the king salmon run, while the state retains control from Aniak to the headwaters.
Amir Khan (R) of the Pakistani Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party hugs Jahangir Tareen (L), the senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party of Imran Khan, upon his arrival at the MQM headquarter in Karachi in the early hours of 31 July 2018.Imran Khan’s party has announced it has acquired enough seats in Pakistan’s lower house through coalition talks to form a majority government.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said Monday after getting the backing of other political parties, as well as seats reserved for minorities and women, Khan’s party was in a position to “comfortably” form the federal government.”We currently have the backing of 168 members including coalition parties and the reserved seats for minorities and women and we are in talks with more independent candidates who will join us in the coming days,” he told journalists in Islamabad.PTI has reached out to regional parties and independents to get the required number of seats to form a government.Meanwhile, three major political parties including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party on Monday announced they would form a grand opposition in parliament.Talking to journalists after a meeting, former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the parties had agreed in principle to form a strong opposition both inside and outside the parliament.Representatives of the three parties said they will issue a white paper about alleged election rigging.No date has yet been set for protests announced over the weekend by parties including the PML-N.The prime minister in waiting, World Cup cricket hero Khan faces a difficult road ahead as his relatively inexperienced party grapples with an economy inching toward crisis and security issues on Pakistan’s borders.Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has spoken with Khan to congratulate him on the election result, and “reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighbourhood”, Modi’s office said Monday.Analysts had said it should be straightforward for Khan to form a coalition with independents and small Islamist parties, as they know he is favoured by the powerful military.But he has already created unease by pandering to Islamists during the campaign, and such a coalition could fuel fears his government will cater to the religious right.The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and regional groups based in Balochistan and Sindh are among those to join forces with Khan, spokesman Chaudhry said.