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first_imgThe hockey fraternity too was delighted with the historic The hockey fraternity too was delighted with the historic result. Regular skipper Sardar Singh said, “Great effort by our team in the finals of #HCT2016 and congrats for Silver medal. We will continue to work hard to make our country proud.” Former captain Viren Rasquinha, who is now involved with non profit organisation Olympic Gold Quest, said, “Woke up feeling very proud of our hockey team. Well done. “The Indian team can stand tall with their heads held high. Proud of the boys. You played your hearts out. “Cant remember the last time India did not allow Aus to score in normal time in a tment match (not test series). Coach Roelant Oltmans was also satisfied with the result. “What a great day in London. Unfortunately we lost the Finals on shoot-outs but we won confidence on our way to Rio. Congratulations Aussies.” Rupinder Pal Singh tweeted, “Feel proud for your efforts boys! You all played your hearts out today! ?? PR Sreejesh, who led the team in the absence of Sardar, said, said, “We lost the match ..But .. We won millions of heart ..Be proud boys #silver #HCT2016 #BestOfTheBest @TheHockeyIndia.” Hockey India was not left behind and said, “A very big congratulations to the @Kookaburras on winning their 14th Mens Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016! PTI AH PM PMlast_img read more

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New combat gear for special cell personnel of Delhi Police

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) The personnel of special cell of Delhi Police will soon be seen sporting an all new combat gear including modern weapons and black or dark grey uniforms during operations to neutralise hardened criminals and terrorists.The plan to introduce a new combat gear for officers of the elite special cell has been in the works for some time now and is likely to be finalized within a couple of months, said Arvind Deep, Special Commissioner of Police, who heads the unit. The combat gear will be given to a team of 50-60 officers to be worn during special operations.He said the the uniform will be comfortable and aid in the easy movement of the combatants. “The uniforms that the officers will wear will be made of cotton and be durable. It will be a loose black or dark grey T-shirt and loose trousers and black shoes. This will be the basic thing and we are still working on the finer details,” said the officer.Apart from a makeover in the uniform, the officers will also get modern weaponry and training. “We have a team of SWAT commandos but these 50-60 officers will be given special training for high level of physical fitness. After getting the special training, these officers will be fit to be utilized in combat operation and high-risk missions,” he said.When asked about the weapons to be provided to them, the officer said details were being worked out.Deep said the officers will wear the new uniforms in the ?out of cordon? area during an operation. “The combat gear will be worn by the officers in the outer area and not in the area that is in close proximity to the place of operation. Their job will be to ensure the security of outer periphery of the area of the operation and to catch anybody who tries to escape,” he said.advertisement”This move will also ensure the security of the Special Cell officers. Without a specific uniform, there is always a threat that the Army and other agencies might mistake them for terrorists and shoot them.”With black coloured uniforms that will have Special Cell embossed on the back, the officers wont fall victim because of mistaken identity,” he said. PTI SLB SK RCJlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane the new Sachin Tendulkar-Rahul Dravid of Indian cricket?

first_imgVirat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane rescued India from dire straits with a record partnership in the ongoing third and final Test in Indore. The captain and his deputy joined forces when India were struggling at 100/3 and added 365 runs — India’s highest-ever partnership for the fourth wicket — to help the home team put on board a massive 557/5 declared.The duo broke Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman’s 353-run stand vs Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2003-04 series.Kohli and Rahane batted with equal amount of patience and aggression during their marathon partnership, which also saw the skipper notching up his second double hundred. It was also the pair’s third century-plus stand in Test cricket. (Kohli’s diet paying off in 2016: Runs in ODIs, T20s and Tests)Kohli scored his highest-ever 211 while Rahane struck a career-best 188.Kohli and Rahane’s composure on the pitch brought back memories of Tendulkar-Rahul Dravid partnership. After all, the retired legends hold the record for most century-plus stands to their names. The duo — Dravid at No.3 and Tendulkar at No.4 — was involved in 20 such partnerships, a record which will certainly stay for some years now. (Kohli is improving as batsman and leader: Rahane)KOHLI’S RETURN TO FORMKohli had struggled to score big since his maiden double hundred against West Indies in Antigua in July. His barren run lasted seven innings which included the scores of 44, 3, 4, 9, 18, 9, 45 at 18.85, before the captain came to own to smash his highest score. (Also read: Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score two double centuries)advertisementKohli also took a leaf out of Tendulkar’s knock of 241 against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2004. Tendulkar avoided playing cover drives in that knock until he reached the double hundred.Kohli did something similar and abstained himself from playing sweep and pull shots in his entire knock.INDIA’S MR DEPENDABLERahane was no less Dravidesque during his innings. New Zealand had a plan against Rahane and tested the Mumbaikar with a barrage of bouncers. However, that did not break Rahane who maintained his composure and dealt every delivery on its merit.Rahane is no less than his idol. Dravid holds a unique record for scoring centuries in all Test playing nations, something Tendulkar couldn’t do.Rahane has so far scored centuries against South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies. India have not played Test series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe for a long time now.last_img read more

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Struggling Italy held to 1-1 draw by Ukraine in international friendly

first_imgItaly’s winless streak reached five matches following a 1-1 draw at home with Ukraine in a friendly on Wednesday – extending the Azzurri’s poor run of form following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.Ruslan Malinovskyi equalized seven minutes after Federico Bernardeschi’s opener early in the second half.Italy has recorded only one victory in 10 matches, a win over Saudi Arabia in a friendly in May. In competitive games, the Azzurri haven’t won in more than than a year.”It’s a pity that we’re still lacking results,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. “We need to be more incisive, because when you create a lot of chances you’ve got to score goals.”Italy will hope for improved form in a UEFA Nations League match at Poland on Sunday. Mancini’s squad has gained only one point from its opening two games in the competition and sits last in its group.Moreover, Italy has won only once under Mancini in six matches.Bernardeschi scored with a shot from beyond the area that goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov had in his hands but couldn’t stop.Malinovskyi replied with a half-volley when a corner wasn’t fully cleared then nearly won it with a free kick off the crossbar.The match was stopped briefly in the 43rd minute for a dedication to the 43 people who died in the Morandi bridge disaster in August in Genoa.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd U18 coach Ryan: We’ll protect Greenwood from hype

first_imgMan Utd U18 coach Ryan: We’ll protect Greenwood from hypeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United U18 coach Neil Ryan says they’re determined to protect Mason Greenwood from the hype around him.Greenwood, 17, hit a matchwinning hat-trick as United inflicted a first Youth Cup defeat on Chelsea since the 2013 final in an enthralling 4-3 victory at Leigh Sports Village on Monday night.”We’re a good club for making sure to fight all that hype down,” Ryan told the Manchester Evening News. “Because he’s still got a long way to go, let’s get it right.”He’s doing very, very well this year. He was on the bench in the week against Valencia, which was a great experience for him. We’ve got great staff looking after him on and off the pitch and ourselves, as coaching staff, it’s our jobs to make sure we get him to the next level. It’s going to be a challenge for him, but a great challenge.”He’s had a fantastic four or five months so far and we’ve got to keep working with him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Three Jerks Jerky Adds Veri Veri Teriyaki to Its Roster of Filet Mignon Beef Jerky

first_img How to Make Beef Jerky at Home Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Beef Jerky Brands to Try Before You Die The co-founders of Three Jerks Jerky are celebrating the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign for its newest flavor, Veri Veri Teriyaki.It’s a collaboration with Asian sauce and marinade brand Soy Vay.The new flavor will join the regular roster of unique flavors produced by Three Jerks Jerky: Original, Memphis BBQ, Chipotle Adobo, Maple Bourbon Churro and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Hamburger. They also recently launched Filet Mignon and Pork Belly Blend premium burgers.Daniel Fogelson and Jordan Barracos began making jerky in a home kitchen before launching their company in the summer of 2013. They set up a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $20,000 in 30 days. The campaign ended with almost $46,000, making it the highest grossing jerky on Kickstarter at the time. Now they are setting a goal of $10,000 to raise capital to launch their new flavor.“People always ask us, ‘Did you start because you love jerky?’ The answer is no. We started because we didn’t like jerky and thought it could be much better,” said Daniel.They discovered the secret to making great jerky was using filet mignon. “When you look at filet mignon, it’s a holy grail food item,” said Jordan. “It’s put on a pedestal and people serve it for special occasions. We said to hell with that. It shouldn’t be a 1% food. It should be an everybody food, so we decided to figure out a way to enjoy it every day.” The jerky is also gluten-free, nitrate-free, and doesn’t contain artificial ingredients.Friends loved it and that encouraged them to launch a business. They also felt the love when they appeared on the ABC show “Shark Tank” in 2015. They had four sharks fighting to invest in their product and ultimately they signed a deal on the show with Daymond John, CEO of Fubu. He gave them $100,000 for 15% of their company, which was the exact terms they sought when they entered the Shark Tank. That appearance propelled them into explosive growth. “We grew 650%,” said Jordan, “The majority occurred in a a month and a half. It’s challenging to maintain stability. We continue to grow really fast and it’s hard getting the scale we need to match demand.”The college roommates say going back to Kickstarter for the new flavor is a cool experience. “We’re also doing something that’s never been done before,” said Jordan. “We’ll match 5% of everything we raise and give back to other young entrepreneurs working to start to their own business.”“Through this process of going back to Kickstarter, I watched our original campaign. We started this business from nothing,” Jordan continued. “We’ve come a long way in a short amount of time. It’s possible if you put your mind to something to pull it off. We’re not the only story around that can talk to that, but it brought me back to realizing what we’ve accomplished. If you have a dream and there’s a business you want to do, just do it. If we were able to pull it off, anybody can.”Following the campaign, Veri Veri Teriyaki will be available on the company website for $9.99 and at retailers across the U.S. How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Spectacular Failures Tells the Story of Businesses That Went Very, Very Wrong last_img read more

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103 Early-Childhood Institutions Fully Registered, another 300 Soon

first_img He emphasised that the Government is committed to ensuring that a high standard is maintained throughout the entire educational system, through the adoption of the National Standard Curriculum, starting at the early-childhood level. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says 103 early-childhood institutions have, so far, been fully registered by the Early Childhood Commission, and that another 300 will be certified in short order. “This Administration intends to promote and uphold standards. We want quality education for all, so we are working with the early-childhood institutions to ensure there is capacity for all our children… and all get an opportunity and are well prepared and stimulated from early childhood,” the Minister added. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says 103 early-childhood institutions have, so far, been fully registered by the Early Childhood Commission, and that another 300 will be certified in short order.Delivering the keynote address at the launch of the Ministry/Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE) Symposium and Expo on February 28 at the St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, the Minister commended members of the Commission for their work in ensuring that early-childhood institutions across the island are compliant with the Ministry’s operating standards.He emphasised that the Government is committed to ensuring that a high standard is maintained throughout the entire educational system, through the adoption of the National Standard Curriculum, starting at the early-childhood level.“This Administration intends to promote and uphold standards. We want quality education for all, so we are working with the early-childhood institutions to ensure there is capacity for all our children… and all get an opportunity and are well prepared and stimulated from early childhood,” the Minister added.Senator Reid said the Government is fully aware of the challenges being faced by the sector and will be doing all that it can to ensure that no one is “left behind”.He pointed out that, this year, the Administration will be seeking to launch two day-care centres in each constituency and engage stakeholders to be able to better advance the thrust of the Ministry.“There are some vulnerable households with mothers sometimes under stress. They need to go to work, but they have nobody to leave their children with, and some of them, when they have older children, those children suffer because the older child has to stay home to take care of those children, and their education suffers. This Administration says that we will leave no one behind,” he stressed.According to Senator Reid, the Ministry will also be seeking to engage private institutions aimed at “rationalising some of the current basic schools to become infant schools or infant departments”.Meanwhile, the Minister said that plans by the Government to ensure that all students go up to grade 13 are part of the strategy to make sure that all students have full access to education and training at the high-school level, which will ultimately reduce the cost for a college education.“It is a very novel idea if we can ensure that you do some of your credits in high school to make sure that they can be transferred to your other institutions to reduce your cost, so you stay in those institutions over a shorter period,” he said.“Instead of creating a pyramidal education system, we are creating an education system with equity, so that everybody gets early-childhood education, quality primary education, quality secondary, and all get an opportunity for tertiary education. What a revolution we are going to have in Jamaica,” the Minister added.To facilitate these plans, the Minister said that funding to the educational system was increased for the fiscal year.“Our Ministry was able to increase the funding to our primary schools for our regular grant by 169 per cent. We increased the maintenance grant by a whopping 40 per cent; and we increased the contribution to our all-age and junior high schools from $11,150.00 per student to $19,000.00. We also distributed book vouchers for some of our very needy students up to $ 50 million,” he outlined.The symposium was held under the theme ‘Creating Educational Opportunities to Enhance Sustainable Economic Growth and Development in Communities’.Partners included HEART Trust/NTA, Centre of Occupational Studies, Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), Caribbean Maritime University, The Early Childhood Commission, Career Advancement Programme, National Parenting Support Commission, Sagicor, Irie FM and Power 106.last_img read more

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PM Holness Calls for Political Unity in Reducing Bureaucratic Culture

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness says removing the existing bureaucratic culture will help to fast track several projects and grow the economy. Speaking yesterday (April 24) at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 230 housing units as part of the Foreshore Estate development in Delacree Pen, South West St. Andrew, the Prime Minister said there must be unanimous political will. “The only way to get some projects out is if we resolve the bureaucratic culture that we have and it has to be done with political unity. Housing should not be politicized; housing is a right of every single Jamaican, regardless of your political affiliation,” said Mr. Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says removing the existing bureaucratic culture will help to fast track several projects and grow the economy.Speaking yesterday (April 24) at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 230 housing units as part of the Foreshore Estate development in Delacree Pen, South West St. Andrew, the Prime Minister said there must be unanimous political will.“The only way to get some projects out is if we resolve the bureaucratic culture that we have and it has to be done with political unity. Housing should not be politicized; housing is a right of every single Jamaican, regardless of your political affiliation,” said Mr. Holness.He emphasized the need to put an end to the bureaucratic culture as it is a hindrance to growth.“The process of permitting is an obstacle to growth in this country and part of what we have been doing as a government is to make sure that we improve the ease of doing business because we don’t have money to throw at the growth problem. We have something called a fiscal constraint- that fiscal constraint is that we owe more money than we produce in any one year,” said Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, Mr. Holness noted that there must be an improvement in efficiency which will attract investment and lead to growth in the economy.He emphasized that improved service delivery in the public sector will positively impact the business and investment climate in Jamaica.“Until our public service recognizes that they have to give a premium of speed of doing business so that investments can come here; so that the country can grow; so that country can get more taxes; so that we can pay them better; then we will be constantly stuck in a cycle where we are trying to argue over how much to pay and how much what sector should get, with a pie that is not growing,” stressed Prime Minister Holness.At present the government is engaged in a comprehensive project to transform the public sector to reduce bureaucracy.He added that projects like the Foreshore Estate Ground Breaking can only happen through partnerships.The Prime Minister said the Government is working to build more affordable housing solutions for Jamaicans as part of a strategy to deal with informal settlements.“The squatter problem is not only a function of the unavailability of land; it is really a function of the lack of housing solutions being provided by the formal market. We will solve the squatting problem, because we will build enough houses to meet the demand that is generated yearly,” the Prime Minister said.last_img read more

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I could not believe it when I got India cap Saini

first_imgLauderhill (USA): An impressive India debut under his belt, fast bowler Navdeep Saini said he could not believe himself when he was handed the India cap to play in the first T20 International against the West Indies here. The 26-year-old Saini starred in India’s 4-wicket win by taking three wickets for 17 runs on Saturday. He was adjudged man-of-the-match for his impressive bowling display which saw India restrict West Indies to 95 for 9. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh India made a heavy weather of the modest run chase before pulling off a 4-wicket win with 2.4 over to spare. “When I received the India cap (on Saturday morning), I could not believe that today is the day which I was waiting for,” Saini told his senior pace colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar in an interview posted on BCCI Twitter handle. Asked about the tatoo on his left hand which depicted a wolf, Saini said, “During my childhood, I and my big brother used to watch a lot of movies on wolves. That is why I have this tatoo.”last_img read more

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No winning ticket for Friday nights 10 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.That means the jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 18 will grow to approximately $15 million.last_img

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Lack of oxygen likely caused fatal plane crash near Calgary TSB report

first_imgKANANASKIS, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says lack of oxygen likely played a role in a plane crash southwest of Calgary that killed two people a year ago.The board says in a report that hypoxia, or in-flight oxygen deprivation, caused the pilot to lose control before crashing in the Kananaskis area on Aug. 1, 2018.It says the pilot was travelling in a Piper PA-31 Navajo with a survey technician and they were headed to the Springbank Airport near Calgary.The TSB says although a portable oxygen system was available on the plane, the pilot was not continuously using it while the aircraft was above 4,000 metres above sea level, which is required by regulation.It says hypoxia slows down body functions, but its onset can be slow and gradual, so it’s likely the pilot did not recognize the symptoms.The board also found that flight crews do not undergo practical hypoxia training and there is a risk they will not recognize early symptoms in higher altitudes.WATCH: Two dead in Kananaskis plane crashlast_img read more

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Tamil MPs launch hunger strike

The TNA had this week called on the government to take immediate steps to release all Tamil political prisoners.Sampanthan told parliament on Tuesday that there are 234 Tamil political prisoners who are on a hunger strike. A group of Tamil parliamentarians have launched a hunger strike in Vavuniya over the long term detention of several suspected LTTE cadres without being charged.Parliamentarians from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as well as MP J. Sri Ranga and former parliamentarian Mano Ganeshan are among those taking part in the protest. Relatives of the detainees and several others are also taking part in the strike. The government said yesterday it will open new courts in some areas to hear the cases of the long term detainees.  (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil parliamentarian are to continue their strike till this evening in support of several Tamil prisoners who are also on hunger strike demanding that they be either charged or released. “The prisoners have refused to call off their fast stating that several assurances given in the past have not been kept and that this time they are determined to fast unto death”, Sampanthan said.Sampanthan said he was appreciative of government action to rehabilitate and release 10,000 former LTTE recruits. “however, inexplicably many hundreds still remain in custody.”TNA requested that proper and responsible assurances be given to the fasting prisoners so that they suspend their hunger strike. read more

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Congress MPs call for Indian resolution on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has not implemented the recommendations of the LLRC despite India and other countries voting in favour of a resolution censuring the island’s government last year at the UNHRC. Seeking to exert pressure on the Centre, Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu today met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that India join western countries like the US in bringing a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC over the alleged human rights violations during the war, the Indian media reported.The MPs said India should join hands with the United States in bringing out a Resolution against Sri Lanka asking it to categorically implement the recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee (LLRC), the Press Trust of India said. “We feel that India should join hands with the United States in bringing out a Resolution against Sri Lanka to categorically implement the Recommendations of its own LLRC. “This will certainly help in rendering justice to the Tamils of Sri Lanka, in addition to delegation of power in Government, conduct of free and fair elections in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, and rehabilitation and resettlement of the displaced persons,” the MPs said in a memorandum.The MPs, who met Singh are N S V Chitthan, M Krishnaswamy, K S Alagiri, J M Haroon, S S Ramasubbu, P Viswanathan and Manickam Tagore. They also said India should continuously support and work towards the welfare of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, so that they get equal opportunities and a safe and sound environment for a peaceful living.They also thanked the Centre for notifying the Cauvery Waters Dispute Tribunal’s final Award in the official Gazette of India.“We are quite sure, the publication of this notification in the Gazette would indeed bring in some respite to the people of the southern states of Kerala, Puducherry in general and Tamil Nadu in particular,” they said. read more

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Court says Bill consistent with constitution

The Speaker informed parliament today about the Supreme Court determination on the bill.The bill seeks to allow those who were displaced from the North between May 1, 1983 and May 18, 2009 to be able to register to vote if they have not been registered as voters in any other electoral district. (Colombo Gazette) The Supreme Court has informed Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa that the special provisions bill for the registration of voters displaced by the war, in consistent with the constitution.Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, Justice Sathya Hettige and Justice Rohini Marasinghe made the determination and communicated it to the Speaker.

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Niger faces prolonged food crisis more aid urgently needed UN agency warns

“Niger has sadly slipped down the international agenda, which could have disastrous consequences for those who are still suffering from the effects of this year’s crisis,” World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Gian Carlo Cirri said.Over 1.2 million people are estimated to have cereal stocks for only three months, a further 2 million for a maximum of five months, and nearly 2 million more face a precarious year struggling to maintain already borderline livelihoods, yet WFP still needs $20.3 million to fund its current emergency operation until March, $8.3 million of it immediately.A break in food supplies looms as early as December if donations are not forthcoming.“It will take only the slightest adversity to push families over the edge again,” Mr. Cirri said, referring to this year’s crisis when 3 million people, about a quarter of the impoverished West African country’s population were hit by a food crisis following drought and locust infestations. “But Niger needs more than a quick fix – it needs sustained and targeted support to help it out of its crushing poverty once and for all,” Mr. Cirri said of the country, which is last on the UN Human Development Index (HDI).Even if rains are sufficient, locusts stay away, harvests are good and food prices remain stable next year, many Nigeriens have already stretched their ability to deal with difficult times to the limit. Their survival strategies will be less reliable and less sustainable in 2006. WFP completed general food aid distributions in early October, following the arrival of the harvest. A total of nearly 3 million people have received food, but pressing needs remain. In order to meet the most immediate requirements, WFP has extended its current emergency operation until the end of March. read more

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Students shop for jobs at the Pen Centre

A student is interviewed during last year’s Shop for Jobs event.Students looking for part-time jobs will head to the Pen Centre next week for the annual Shop for Jobs event.Sixteen employers at the local mall will do on-the-spot interviews with students on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The event – arranged by Brock’s Career Services, Niagara College and the Pen Centre – runs from 12 noon to 6 p.m.Shop for Jobs gives Brock and Niagara College students a chance to meet managers face to face and apply for potential employment.“This event is helpful for every student looking for part-time job to offset the cost of going to school,” said Lisa Kuiper, Career Services employment development co-ordinator.Students should be “dressed for success” and have hard copies of their resumes, as well as be prepared with a 30-second spiel about themselves, she said.More than 600 students attended last year. Participating stores are:AldoAmerican EagleBath and Body WorksBenix & Co.Continental CurrencyDynamiteGarage ClothingHMVJean MachineKeymanL.A. BrewMexxNeat StuffRW & Co.SpringSuzy ShierShop for Jobs is “a great opportunity to improve your resume, practice your interview skills and ultimately gain a part-time job while completing your studies,” said Lia Mancuso, a Career Services senior career assistant. read more

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Ohio States Braxton Miller named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Ohio State freshman quarterback Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week Monday for his performance that helped the Buckeyes defeat Wisconsin 33-29 on Saturday. Miller accounted for three total touchdowns in the game as he completed 7-of-12 passes for 89 yards and added 99 more on the ground. A 44-yard touchdown scamper by Miller gave the Buckeyes a 12-point lead with just 4:39 remaining, but the Badgers stormed back with two quick touchdown drives to take the lead, 29-26. The Buckeyes got the ball back with just 1:18 left on the clock, but that was more than enough time for Miller and the Buckeyes. On first down, Miller escaped the pocket, scrambled to his right and heaved a 40-yard pass to fellow freshman Devin Smith in the end zone to give the Buckeyes a 33-29 lead that the Buckeyes would never relinquish. The win brought the OSU’s record to 5-3 on the season with a 2-2 mark in Big Ten play, but also put the Buckeyes right back in contention for the conference championship. OSU will remain at home this week to take on Indiana. Kickoff is set for noon on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Track and Field Multiple Buckeyes set personal records at Meyo Invitational

Ohio State’s Cole Gorski celebrates in mid-air at the Simmons-Harvey Quad in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Jan. 21, 2018. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterMembers of both Ohio State’s men’s and women’s track teams set individual records in South Bend, Indiana, during the Meyo Invitational. The meet, which took place Friday and Saturday, consisted of 37 teams, professional athletes and unattached competitors. Ohio State did not send its full team, opting not to send throwers, jumpers and some sprinters.Men’s RecapOhio State senior Cole Gorski re-set his personal high in pole vault, clearing 5.45 meters Friday night. Gorski’s previous record of 5.40 meters was set at the Buckeye Classic, the first meet of the season.  Gorski finished second behind Nate Richartz, a recent Notre Dame graduate, who jumped 5.55 meters. Richartz was an All-American in indoor track last year.Junior Coty Cobb finished third in the event behind Gorski and Richartz with a vault of 5.15 meters.Sophomore Alexander Lomong took first place in the men’s 800-meter run with a race of 1:50. Lomong also joined freshman Paul Bete, sophomore Ryan Harrington and junior Luke Landis on the first-place team that set a season-high in the men’s distance medley relay with a time of 9:50.Women’s recapOhio State freshman Anavia Battle finished first in the women’s 60-meter dash with a time of 7:46. She ran the 200-meter dash in 23:79, also taking first. Ohio State owned the 200-meter dash. Senior Maggie Barrie finished third (24.43), senior Beatrice Hannan came in fourth (24.49) and sophomore Taylor DeLoach placed sixth (24.71).Barrie also had a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.51.Senior Chantel Ray placed second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.32).In the 3000-meter run, senior Christine Frederick smashed her prior personal record by 11 seconds with a third-place finish at 9:24.Senior Madison Roberts also set a personal record Saturday in indoor pole vault, reaching 4.02 meters. She finished third in the event.Next weekend the Buckeyes will split up. Part of the team will head to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Vanderbilt meet and other Buckeyes will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Iowa State meet. read more

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