a month agoMan Utd midfielder Juan Mata: Great players not always great coaches

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Juan Mata: Great players not always great coachesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata says being a great player doesn’t mean he’ll be a great manager.He writes in his new book, “Juan Mata: Suddenly A Footballer”:“There are many cases where an ex-player becomes a manager with time. It normally starts by coaching youngsters in academies, then through reserve teams or smaller clubs in lower leagues, to gain some experience of managing groups and leadership.“Pep Guardiola, Luis Enrique, Ronald Koeman, Zinedine Zidane, Julen Lopetegui, Ernesto Valverde, Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte and Ole are just some examples of that process. But having been a fantastic player does not make you a great coach. Not at all.“Experience definitely adds something really important, but seen from my point of view, becoming a manager has more to do with your understanding of the game, your personality, your ability to communicate, convince and motivate, and your work ethic, than your experience as a football player. You need to be a leader.” last_img read more

Anthony Bourdain shines light on fate of loyalty program rewards after death

first_imgMONTREAL – Among the items bequeathed by globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was something that most people would never consider.Bourdain, who took his life in early June in France, wrote in his will that his estranged wife should dispose of frequent flyer miles and other possessions in a way she believes he would have wanted.While loyalty points aren’t typically top of mind for bereaved family members, they can be a valuable asset in a person’s estate, especially if the departed shared Bourdain’s passion for travel.The value of unredeemed loyalty points reached $16 billion last year in Canada as memberships have grown by 68 per cent over the past five years to an average of 12.3 cards per person in 2017, according to Bond Brand Loyalty, a leading global customer engagement agency.“Passing along loyalty points is going to be a more common consideration as baby boomers start to age and consider death,” said Queen’s University marketing professor Ken Wong.The onus is on the program member to leave written instructions to their executor dictating what should be done with all their assets, Wong said.“Most people will note their (Guaranteed Investment Certificates), they will note their investments and so on but they won’t talk about loyalty points.”Collectors of loyalty points may decide to switch cards if they discover in the fine print that their rewards die with them, Wong added.“These people worked hard to earn those points and they shouldn’t just disappear when they pass,” added Patrick Sojka, a travel rewards expert and founder of RewardsCanada.ca.With no industry standard, rules differ among programs, he said.Most require the submission of a death certificate, some charge a fee and others state that the rewards are forfeited upon death. The programs also put various time limits on claiming the points and some allow them to be donated.Details are posted online in the terms and conditions of most programs while some require members to contact the operator.Of the major programs surveyed by The Canadian Press, Air Miles, Aeroplan, Esso, WestJet Airlines, Porter Airlines, Hudson’s Bay, the five largest banks and U.S.-based hotel chains Hilton, Marriott and Starwood permit the transfer of points or miles.PC Optimum, Metro&moi, Indigo Plum, Canadian Tire Triangle Rewards, and SAQ (Quebec liquor agency) Inspire do not.Although PC Optimum points are not transferable, the program has in specific cases worked with family members of deceased customers to access accounts and points, said Loblaw spokeswoman Catherine Thomas.She added that the new program allows many people in the family to earn and redeem points.Likewise, grocery rival Metro’s in-house reward program doesn’t transfer points, but they can be used by everyone with a card.Family members can still access points even if programs don’t allow them to be transferred if they use their loved-one’s card and know the password, experts say.It is common practice for tax law experts to discuss loyalty points and digital details such as usernames and passwords with clients to ease administration of the estate left for their executors, said Anisa Diwan, a Tax, Estates and Trusts associate at Borden Ladner Gervais.The Toronto-based law firm also recommends the use of power of attorneys to give access and control of reward miles and points, especially if the person loses their mental capacity before death.“General anecdotal evidence suggests however that many executors may not be dealing in a timely manner with the accumulated rewards points of a deceased person, if at all,” she said.Diwan said executors should contact each loyalty program promptly after death because some may cancel accounts due to inactivity.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX ends lower amid China concerns BMO National Bank post

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday as concerns about China’s economy depressed commodity prices and resource stocks while two major banks posted solid earnings reports.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,188.98 -38.10 0.27%S&P 500 — 1,845.12 -2.49 -0.13%Dow — 16,179.66 -27.48 -0.17%Nasdaq — 4,287.59 -5.38 -0.13%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 38.1 points to 14,188.98.Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) had $1.06 billion or $1.58 of net income in the first quarter, up 2% from a year earlier and five cents higher than forecast. Adjusted net income was $1.08 billion or $1.61 a share, which was also ahead of estimates.At the National Bank (TSX:NA) quarterly net income ex-items came in at $384 million or $1.09 per share, well above expectations of $1.05 per share. Bank of Montreal stock edged up six cents to $72.63 while National Bank gained 62 cents to $44.23.“What has worked in the banks’ favour is the fact that the markets have been improving,” said Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager and vice-president at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company.“And as they have improved, assets under management naturally have grown from the market increasing their value and as assets grow, the fees that they collect on those assets have grown.”The Canadian dollar slipped 0.16 of a cent to 90.2 cents US.U.S. indexes were lower amid data showing the latest weather-related impact on economic data. U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as severe winter weather, tight supply and higher costs combined to slow sales.The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index declined 0.1% from November to December.The Dow Jones industrials fell 27.48 points to 16,179.66, the Nasdaq was down 5.38 points to 4,287.59 while the S&P 500 index gave back 2.49 points to 1,845.12.Other data showed a dip in American consumer confidence. The Conference Board’s index showed the index declined to 78.1 in February from 79.4 in January because of adverse weather conditions.Commodity prices declined with markets rattled by a deceleration in the rise of Chinese housing prices in January and weakness in China’s currency.Last week’s decline in the tightly controlled yuan prompted suggestions that Beijing might be trying to support exporters and help offset weakening domestic demand. That came after a HSBC survey showed Chinese manufacturing activity in February tumbled to a seven-month low.The base metals component was off 0.88% while March copper fell for a second day, down one cent to US$3.26 a pound.The energy sector drifted 0.52% lower as the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 99 cents to US$101.83 a barrel.The gold sector was also a laggard, down about 1.1% while April bullion gained $4.70 to US$1,342.70 an ounce. But the sector has rallied in recent weeks and is up 30% year to date.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) was a major gainer, up 86 cents or 7.91% to $11.73 as the smartphone maker continued to benefit from a report from Bloomberg that automaker Ford will base its next-generation Sync system on the smartphone maker’s QNX and no longer use a system from Microsoft. The strong showing followed a run-up of almost 7% on Monday. TOP STORIESBlackBerry resurrects track-pad keyboard, reveals low-cost device in product splashTim Hortons’s future growth depends on more than just new stores, CEO saysProfitable Bank of Montreal needs to get a lid on its expensesMajor Bitcoin exchange goes bust, insiders say, in what could be a fatal blow to the virtual currencyTesla shares are going crazy this morning after Morgan Stanley doubled its price target to $320WHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES10 a.m.New home sales (Jan): Economists expect a decline of 3.4% from the month before CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESChesapeake Energy Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 41¢ a share Dollar Tree Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.05 a share Lowe`s Companies Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 31¢ a share Transocean Ltd. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 72¢ a share Target Corp. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 80¢ a share The TJX Companies, Inc. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 83¢ a share  CANADARoyal Bank Of Canada Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.44 a share Canam Group Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 24¢ a share Pembina Pipeline Corp Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 29¢ a share

Third iPod given as part of graduate student survey

Linda Arevalo is the third and final winner of an iPod for participating in the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS).Arevalo, an MBA student, won the last of three iPods in the contest, which was open to graduate students who participated in the survey.The student survey is part of the accountability framework of Ontario universities. It also helps Brock identify what it is doing well in the area of graduate education, and what needs attention in the future.The survey was distributed in January. The contest closed March 5.

Sportscene optimistic about 2013 despite bodycheck caused by NHL lockout

MONTREAL – The operator of Quebec’s sports themed La Cage aux Sports restaurant chain says it remains confident about the coming year despite a bodycheck to its business caused by the NHL lockout.Sportscene Group Inc. (TSXV:SPS.A) said Thursday that after two years of significant investments, it will move to reduce costs, primarily in its kitchen operations, and focus on customer service.“Despite the uncertainty that continues to prevail in regard to the 2012-2013 hockey season, we are still confident as to fiscal 2013, considering the investments and initiatives carried out over the past two years to expand and modernize our operational base, improve profitability and enhance the overall offering to our target customers,” said president and CEO Jean Bedard.The chain started the new fiscal year by acquiring an additional 50 per cent interest in a Cage formerly operated as a joint venture and a 50 per cent stake in three non-banner restaurants located in the Montreal area.“In addition to bringing an accretive contribution to Sportscene Group’s results, this latest acquisition offers interesting synergy potential,” he added.The Montreal-based company reported Thursday that it earned $544,000 attributable to shareholders or 13 cents per share in the fourth quarter. That compared with $411,000 or nine cents per share a year earlier.Revenues for the period ended Aug. 26 grew 6.5 per cent to $19.1 million from $17.9 million in the corresponding quarter in 2011. Total network sales including from franchisees increased seven per cent to $26 million.Sportscene added three restaurants in the first quarter and a fourth at the end of the fiscal year.Sales for restaurants open at least a year — or same-store sales — increased by four per cent on efforts that were initiated during the summer.For the full year, net earnings decreased nearly 19 per cent to $3.26 million, or 78 cents per share, from $4 million, or 96 cents in 2011 on lower same-store sales, costs associated with new restaurant openings and the organization of two boxing events in 2012, one less than the prior year.Revenues increased five per cent to $84.3 million from $80.25 million. Total network sales grew by 2.3 per cent to $110.3 million.“We believe Sportscene Group has done well in the last fiscal year, given the particularly challenging context we were faced with in regard to both our competitive and sporting environment,” Bedard said, noting that it paid 30 cents per share dividend during the year from its $9 million of operating cash flows.Founded in 1984, Sportscene Group operates 52 sports-themed restaurants, 40 of which are wholly or jointly owned by the company and 12 that are franchised.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Sportscene shares were unchanged at $7.25 in afternoon trading Thursday. Sportscene optimistic about 2013 despite bodycheck caused by NHL lockout by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2012 2:33 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Work at Barrick Golds Veladero mine in Argentina has resumed after incident

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 4, 2016 9:25 am MDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Work at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina has resumed after incident TORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) says normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina have resumed after a pipe carrying process solution in a heap leach area was damaged last month.The company said Tuesday it has completed work required by provincial authorities to prevent the incident from reoccurring.Work at the mine was suspended on Sept. 15 after falling ice damaged the pipe and material — primarily crushed ore saturated with process solution — left the leach pad.Barrick said the material was contained within the mine site and returned to the leach pad.Water monitoring confirmed the incident did not result in any environmental impacts, the company said. read more

UN experts warn against release of former commander convicted in Srebrenica genocide

The experts’ call comes after the Bosnian Constitutional Court overturned the verdict and ordered a retrial. “The release of convicted criminals undermines efforts made by the Bosnian State Court and the international community to achieve justice, especially in light of the wider failure by the Government to adopt and implement a comprehensive transitional justice strategy,” the experts jointly said in a press release published by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).The experts include Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence; Ariel Dulitzky, Chair-Rapporteur, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; Juan E. Méndez, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and Gabriela Knaul, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Mr. Trbic was charged in April 2005 by the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with crimes against humanity for his role in planning and carrying out the massacre in 1995 of 1,000 Bosnian Muslim men from Srebrenica. Mr. Trbic joined the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) when the war in Bosnia started. He was found guilty of genocide by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2009.Emphasizing the necessity of ensuring that the rights of victims to truth and justice are respected, the experts also called on the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to take “all necessary steps” to protect victims and adopt a comprehensive transitional justice strategy as a matter of priority.The experts noted that the Bosnian Constitutional Court has overruled more than a dozen other convictions for war crimes and aiding genocide throughout the past year, following its “highly questionable” legal interpretation of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Maktouf and Damjanovic. “Each decision has led to a prisoner’s release pending retrial and retrials have led to much lower sentences,” the experts stressed. “There is a grave risk that the convicted criminal will flee to another jurisdiction, as happened recently in the case of war criminal Novak Ðukic,” they added. Ðukic, a former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Ozren Tactical Group, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering an artillery squad to shell the town of Tuzla in 1995.This is the first case that concerns someone convicted not for having aided but for having directly committed genocide, which makes the decision “even more alarming,” the experts said.Moreover, the experts noted that the interests of justice require that people convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious crimes, including torture and enforced disappearances, whose guilt is not in question, should not be released pending retrial and that punishment should be consistent with the gravity of the offence.“Such decisions are a slap in the face for victims and pose serious challenges with regard to the protection of victims from violence, re-victimization and intimidation,” said the experts, who have previously engaged with the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina on these issues.The experts also said that “these decisions feed into a disturbing narrative propagated in some quarters that those convicted of war crimes and genocide have been unfairly targeted,” and warned that “this type of discourse seriously risks any prospects for reconciliation.” read more

Lance Armstrong Stripped Of Tour de France Titles Amid

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency plans to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life.The harsh punitive measure follows Armstrong’s decision drop the fights against the drug charges that have followed him for years and figures to tarnish his legacy as one of the sport’s greatest ever.Armstrong, who retired last year, declined to enter USADA’s arbitration process because he had simply grown tired of the allegations of cheating that have dogged him for years. He has consistently pointed to the hundreds of drug tests he passed over the years as proof of his innocence while winning Tour titles from 1999-2005.“There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough.’ ,” he said Thursday. “For me, that time is now.”Armstrong called the USADA investigation an “unconstitutional witch hunt.”“I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999,”he said. “The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.”USADA reacted quickly, treating Armstrong’s decision as an admission of guilt before saddling him with the label of cheater. Under the World Doping Code, Armstrong could also lose other awards, event titles and cash earnings, while the International Olympic Committee could possibly look at revoking the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.USADA contends that Armstrong has used banned substances as far back as 1996, including the blood-booster EPO and steroids, as well as blood transfusions to boost his performance.Armstrong walked away from the sport in 2011 without being charged following a two-year federal investigation into many of the same accusations he faces from USADA. The federal probe was closed in January, but USADA announced in June that it had its own evidence of Armstrong’s wrong-doing. The agency also claimed it had 10 of Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service teammates who were ready to testify against him.Armstrong became a household name in America after his Tour wins and storied comeback from testicular cancer and helped lift the sport to unprecedented popularity.Created in 2000, USADA is recognized by Congress as the official anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the United States. read more

Ohio State club basketball teams looking to defend home court at NIRSA

The Ohio State men’s basketball team scrimmages at J.O. South in preparation for the NIRSA Championships this weekend. Credit: Fallon Perl | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s and women’s club basketball teams, the Ballstars, are set to compete Friday through Sunday in the 2017 National Intramural Recreational Sports Association National Basketball Championships, which are being held at the RPAC for the second consecutive year.The men’s team earned the title of Men’s Club National Champions at the tournament last year. Bryce Spees, men’s club team president and fourth-year in logistics management, said they are hoping to uphold their status as defending champions. The women’s team lost last year to Wisconsin in the final four after beating the team in the regular season.The men’s team has been focusing on different areas, both offensively and defensively, that will lead them closer to their goal of maintaining their status as champions, Spees said.“We’ve been working on playing as a team and always playing with intensity because we’ve struggled to do that a little bit,” Spees said. “We’re just making sure we’re engaged all of the time, but I feel like the past couple of weeks we’ve been doing a really good job of that.”With an abundance of talent on the offensive side of the ball, Spees said he believes that efficient shooting shouldn’t be the team’s main concern.“Ryan Murray and Marquis Gaines played extremely well in our tournament a couple of weeks ago, and they were both on the All-Tournament team for this tournament last year, so we’re definitely hoping for a strong performance out of those guys again,” Spees said.On defense, however, communication and rebounding are points of emphasis..“As long as we take care of the things that we can control, like, taking care of the ball, taking good shots and playing good defense, we’ll be happy,” Spees said. “The main goal is to win the whole thing. We did it last year, and we know we have the guys to do it again this year.”The women’s team, on the other hand, owns a record of 26-1 this year, its only loss being the first game of the season. The team is looking forward to competing and possibly being able to have a rematch with Wisconsin.“We knew we could beat them, but it was just a different time and a different game,” said women’s club team president and fourth-year in exercise science education Megan McKean.In order to better prepare for the tough competition it will face this weekend, the women’s team had the opportunity to scrimmage the OSU women’s varsity basketball team during a training session Tuesday.“It’s just great competition,” McKean said. “We’re trying to get better people in here because we’re not beating up on each other enough. We’re also making it very adamant that people attend practice because just having good attendance here allows us to have more effective drills and better practices.”At the tournament, games will be played constantly from Friday through Sunday, which can make it feel like the club team’s equivalent to March Madness, said Sandra Dickos, fourth-year in marketing.“You’re playing a lot of games in a short amount of time, so sometimes your legs aren’t there, especially for the last games,” Dickos said. “People get hurt, people get in foul trouble because they get tired, so it’s like an entirely different dynamic as you go further down the bracket.”Though the back-to-back games can be taxing, the women’s team hopes it has learned from its Final Four knockout last year.“We have a threat for every position, and our bench is really, really good,” McKean said. “They could be our starting five, which is why I believe we have a lot of depth and ability, and a lot of skill. Hopefully we can win it all, because the goal is always to be able to put our year on the banner.”The NIRSA Basketball Championships begin Friday at the RPAC at 4 p.m. read more

Mens soccer Michael Prosuks lastminute goal wins Buckeyes opener over Pittsburgh

Ohio State freshman defender Will Hirschman (11) controls the ball during the first half of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 season-opening win over Pittsburgh on Aug. 25. Credit: Joe Dempsey | Lantern Reporter.The Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-0) opened the 2017 season with a thrilling victory on a game-winning goal in the 90th minute by forward Michael Prosuk as the Buckeyes defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers (0-1) Friday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in their opening game of the 12th annual Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic. This was the first glimpse of what might be to come from Prosuk, who appeared in his first game with the Scarlet and Gray after transferring from St. John’s University. Coach John Bluem was not surprised. “Nothing surprises me about Mike Prosuk,” Bluem said. “He’s a very interesting kid.”Prosuk was visibly excited about the game-winning goal, ripping his jersey off as he ran into the corner as he celebrated with the rest of his teammates. Prosuk received a yellow card after not being able to locate where he had flung his jersey.Prosuk and the coaching staff might have been the only ones at the stadium who anticipated Prosuk’s heroics.“Before I went in, (associate head coach Ian Gordona) told me, ‘Just keep going, don’t put your head down; you’re gonna get your chance,’” Prosuk said.Prosuk subbed in at the 72nd minute mark, and shortly thereafter had a breakaway chance at the goal in the 79th minute that ended with him lying on his face without finding the back of the net.Eleven minutes later, Prosuk found another opportunity on a cross from forward Marcus McCrary, where he scored the game-winning goal that electrified the home crowd. Goalkeeper Parker Siegfried played a large role in keeping the Buckeyes in the game. The goalie picked up five saves on the night, diving to block shots on multiple occasions. It was the kind of start the keeper from Granville, Ohio, was looking for to build off his 2016 campaign when he earned All-Big Ten Rookie Team honors.Siegfried said he felt more confident and comfortable in goal than ever before. “When I started tonight from the warmup on, I just felt like I wasn’t going to get scored on,” Siegfried said.Siegfried’s premonition came to fruition as he notched his fourth career shutout. The players and crowd were ecstatic in the aftermath of the Buckeyes’ opening victory, but Bluem wanted to make sure his team stays grounded. “You got to just take them one game at a time,” Bluem said. “Don’t get too high, don’t get too low.” read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State matches up against Purdue FortWayne in home opener

Ohio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow (2) dribbles the ball down the court during the first half of the game against UNC Pembroke on Nov. 1. Ohio State won 81-63. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorFollowing a statement win against Cincinnati in the team’s season opener, it could be easy for Ohio State to overlook Purdue Fort-Wayne, a Summit League team that won only 18 games last season.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann knows his team can’t do that.Last season, the Mastodons went into Bloomington, Indiana and defeated the Hoosiers on the road by 20 behind 28 points from then-redshirt junior guard John Konchar. Indiana finished No. 6 in the Big Ten in 2018.“Pretty much every day it’s been mentioned,” Ohio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow said. “We know that they’re capable of beating us just like we’re capable of beating them, so we’re gonna take them seriously.”Projected StartersOhio State (1-0)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 1.0 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 11.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 10.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 0.0 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.0 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 15.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.0 apgPurdue Fort-Wayne (1-1)F — Dylan Carl — Redshirt sophomore, 1.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apgG — Marcus DeBerry — Redshirt junior, 10.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 apgG — Kason Harrell — Senior, 11.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 apgF — Matt Holba — Redshirt junior, 9.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apgG — John Konchar — Redshirt senior, 21.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 6.0 apgPurdue Fort-Wayne comes in with a pair of games under its belt, both with vastly different outcomes. In the season opener, the Mastodons lost to No. 21 UCLA 96-71, coming back home and annihilating Division III program, Earlham, 112-51.Holtmann said the struggles Purdue Fort-Wayne had against UCLA are not going to happen against his team.“Their length bothered them and UCLA’s much longer than we are across the board,” Holtmann said. “We’re going to have to be really disciplined, it’s gonna test us, in a lot of ways it’s gonna test us more because of how they spread you out then the game the other night.”The Mastodons are led by Konchar, who leads the team in points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game this season while shooting 62.1 percent from the field.Konchar is one of five players scoring in double figures through two games for Purdue Fort-Wayne, and Holtmann knows what the redshirt senior can bring.“He’s phenomenal,” Holtmann said. “He’s versatile, I know many people have had him as one of the very best players in the country, but they have good players around them as well, really good players around them.”The Buckeyes come into their home opener with a 64-56 victory on the road against the Bearcats, led by 15 points from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson. Ohio State held Cincinnati to 27.4 percent shooting in the game.Sophomore forward Andre Wesson said, even with the change from Cincinnati’s defense-first approach to Purdue Fort-Wayne’s high-scoring offense, the mindset doesn’t change.“We just fall on just focusing on ourselves, really just focusing on our defensive principles,” Wesson said. “That’s kind of what Coach (Holtmann) wants us to do, just focus on what we can control at the end of the day and that’s playing the defense that he’s taught us to play.”Ohio State comes to the Schottenstein Center for its home opener against Purdue Fort-Wayne, with tip-off at 4 p.m. on Sunday. read more

Double Austrian win over Portugal

Austrian national team, didn’t show a great performance, but still, winning in that circumstances is characteristic of growing teams. Team coached by Magnus Andersson won two games against Portugal (30:29 – 34:33).Last test before the start of the WC 2011, Austria will have against Serbia in Belgrade (8th January -20.15h) ← Previous Story IHF insures all players at World Championship in Sweden Next Story → Carlos Perez still main Hungarian power Austria handballSerbia handball

Tim Suton is new generation of Lions

Bundesligahandball newsHandball teamhandball transfersRhein Neckar Lowentim sutontim suton handball ← Previous Story Lazarov’s 12 pieces of show-time Next Story → Julen Aguinagalde will be ready for the Main Round One of the most talented players in Germany, Tim Suton (17) has signed three years contract with Rhein Neckar Lowen. Suton has played for second Bundesliga’s team Saarlouis, where he was coached by his father Goran Suton.New coach of Rhein Neckar Lowen in the upcoming season will be Nikolaj Jakobsen.PHOTO: Rhein Neckar Lowen

Diaspora Concert Series continues

first_imgThe second instalment in the hugely successful ‘Diaspora Concert Series’, Diaspora II will be showcased, featuring songs and influences from the whole Mediterranean, in an event entitled A Night of Mediterranean passion.Created to express and reflect the emotions and memories of the collective diaspora, the concert Diaspora II has a resonating Mediterranean love theme, and features Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Greek songs about love and passion. The songs have been especially arranged for this performance, and combine traditional and classical string instruments, vocalists and talented instrumental soloists.The Diaspora Concert Series is the triumph of Apostolos Sanoulis, Musical and Artistic Director, a graduate of the renowned Musicians Institute of Hollywood, California. Expect to be exulted and enchanted by a truly unique musical experience.Tickets are $78.75 and are available for direct purchase at www.ticketebo.com.au/diaspora2When: Friday 28 February and Saturday 1 March Where: The John Inverarity Drama & Music Centre, Hale School, Perth To register your interest and for more information, contact George Georgiou on 0417 402 517 or email philmo@iinet.net.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Safeway in Mountain View neighborhood to close soon

first_imgA Safeway grocery store in the Mountain View neighborhood appears to be closing soon.John Beardsley, whose company Beardsley Building Management owns the building at 13719 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., said the grocery chain told him in December it would not renew its lease.Beardsley said he was not given a reason but that he felt the store was performing well. Beardsley acquired the store in 2015, years after Safeway spent millions renovating it, he said.“I can’t understand their logic,” he said.The 68,000-square-foot location is being marketed as available at the beginning of 2019. Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest, the brokerage overseeing its lease, said rent could cost about $12 per square foot.Safeway declined to comment. The company last week revealed it would also shutter an “underperforming” location on Jantzen Beach.last_img read more

President Obama Alaskans Are On the Front Lines Of Climate Change

first_imgAlaska is ground zero for climate change — that’s the message of a new video issued by the White House detailing president Obama’s upcoming visit to the Last Frontier.“In Alaska, glaciers are melting.  The hunting and fishing upon which generations have depended—for their way of life, and for their jobs—are threatened,” the president says. “Storm surges once held at bay now endanger entire villages.  As Alaskan permafrost melts, some homes are even sinking into the ground.  The state’s God-given natural treasures are at risk.”President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Alaska Arctic. He will also be visiting Anchorage, where the U.S. has called a summit to discuss climate change with representatives from other Arctic nations.last_img

Man bets wife in gamble lets friends gangrape her

first_imgJaunpur (UP): In a horrifying incident, a man addicted to gambling and alcohol, bet his wife after running out of money and allowed his friends to gangrape her after losing the stake. The incident took place in Jaunpur district and after the incident, the victim went to court when the police refused to take action on her complaint. Following a court order, an FIR has been registered in Jaffarabad police station in Jaunpur district. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us The victim, who lives in the Zafarabad police station area, claimed that her husband was an alcoholic and had put her on stake while gambling. Reports said her husband’s friend Arun and relative Anil often used to visit their house for drinking and gambling. One particular day, last month, her husband put her on stake while gambling with Anil and Arun. On losing, Arun and Anil gang-raped her. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us After the incident, the victim went to her maternal uncle’s house. Her husband followed her there, asking for forgiveness and said that it was a mistake. After he apologised, she went back with him in his car. On their way, her husband stopped the car and allowed his friends to gangrape her once again. When the woman complained to the police, they refused to file a complaint, following which, the victim approached the court. The court ordered police to register a case of gangrape.last_img read more

Revenue falls despite import surge in Benapole port

first_imgBenapoleAlthough statistics show the volume of imports to have risen in the country’s largest land port, the revenue collection has fallen below target due to a number of reasons, reports UNB.Officials at the local customs office said that the import figure for the fiscal year of 2017-18 for 10 months was 1.44 million metric tonnes, significantly more than last year when it was 1.06 million metric tonnes.But the revenue collection for the current fiscal year is Tk 3.39 billion, lower than the targeted revenue of Tk 3.69 billion.They said this was attributed to heavy import of low-taxed goods and low import of high-taxed goods.According to Benapole customs statistics, the highest monthly import figure was during October, when 273,000 metric tonnes of goods were imported. The lowest was in July, when 104,000 metric tonnes of goods were imported.Mafizur Rahman Swapan, president of Benapole Cost and Freight Agent Association, said that it is normal for revenue to go down if low-taxable goods are imported.He cited customs fee hike and harassment by the BGB personnel as other probable reasons.Aminul Haque, vice president of Benapole Importers and Exporters Association, said that not many developments have been made in the land port.Following this with excessive tax imposes and harassment during cargo unloading, traders are moving away from using this port – which is why revenues are decreasing.Belal Hossain Chowdhury, commissioner of Benapole Customs House, said that items with low duty are being imported more, such as rice and onions, which may be why revenue collections have decreased.He hoped that the numbers would increase in the coming months.last_img read more

EU dispatched additional funds for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

first_imgRohingya refugees fix their makeshift shelter at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh on 9 January 2018. AFPThe European Commission has released an additional€5 million euro to provide life-saving food assistance to the Rohingya communities stranded in Bangladesh.A release of the European Union delegation in Dhaka on Tuesday said this comes on top of the 40 million euro in humanitarian aid announced in May in response to the crisis.”Today’s additional funding is another clear sign that the EU remains committed to stand by the side of the Rohingyas for as long as it takes. Food assistance is an absolute necessity, and we will continue to support both Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh throughout this crisis,” said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh rely entirely on humanitarian aid for their survival. The additional EU funding will provide urgently needed food assistance to refugees, while ensuring access to food throughout the camps, makeshift settlements and host communities.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter It was clear from the

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIt was clear from the outset that Fraser Suites was quite rightly excited about its Sydney property turning 10. Guests of the celebration on Wednesday 11 October were greeted by a team of very suave hosts from Trolley’d whipping up cocktails.With Frasers Hospitality’s national conference timed to coincide with the festivities, it was fitting to have all of the key staff from around the country partaking in the celebrations. Fraser Suites Sydney’s manager formally thanked and welcomed all, including loyal clients, staff of the suites and the national team, travel agents and media, including LATTE. One guest has stayed there week-on, week-off for the 10 years the Sydney property has been open.Lord Mayor Clover Moore congratulated the team on a decade of success. Having originally formally opened the property 10 years ago, the Lord Mayor congratulated Fraser Suites Sydney on its style and sophistication of its services, as well as pointing to the architectural integrity and aesthetics of the building, complementing its surrounds and the developments that are going on around it, including the light rail and Cloud Arch.Left to right: Alan Tang, Annette MacAndrew, Mr Choe Peng Sum, Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, Benjamin Nesbitt, Matthew Rubie, Dr Stanley QuekA short video presentation of well wishers from Frasers Hospitality staff around the world ensured that the Sydney team knew celebration was being recognised and honoured globally. Guests feasted on delectable Asian delights while sipping on cocktails, flowing Moët & Chandon and a selection of beers, while a lively two-piece band made sure the party was in full swing.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more