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Analyst Says There’s A “0 Percent Chance” Urban Meyer Is Fired

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Everyone is weighing in with opinions on the future of Urban Meyer as Ohio State football’s head coach following the latest news involving the scandal.Ohio State announced late on Sunday night that the investigation into Meyer and how he handled the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith will be completed within two weeks.Many, though, expect it to take less time. Some experts believe a decision will be made by mid-next week.One analyst, 105.7 The Zone’s Bruce Hooley, appeared on The Dan Patrick Show this morning. He offered his latest opinion on Urban Meyer’s future at Ohio State.He outlined the percentages as follows:0 percent chance Urban Meyer is fired50 percent chance Urban Meyer gets a multi-game suspension50 percent chance Urban Meyer gets no punishment at allSeveral analysts at ESPN are also starting to believe that Urban Meyer will keep his job. Paul Finebaum stated on Monday that it’s getting “pretty obvious” that Meyer will not be fired.“I think it’s pretty obvious from Ohio State realizing that the moment they put him on administrative leave it telegraphed to everyone ‘he’s done,’ to Urban realizing he had to change the narrative by issuing that statement on Friday afternoon coinciding with Zach Smith’s just purely embarrassing interview with ESPN,” Finebaum said.“And then, today, I think the betting line in Vegas is now shifting back toward Urban Meyer surviving somehow, whether it’s a two-game or four-game suspension; whether it’s a fine; whether it’s Urban Meyer sitting down with Rece (Davis) or Tom Rinaldi and crying on camera while Shelley looks at him and talks about how he’s the greatest man she’s ever known. You guys can spend plenty of time today coming up with the narrative, but I think we’ve all seen the movie before.”ESPN’s David Pollack, meanwhile, also believes that Meyer will not be fired. He sees a suspension coming for the Buckeyes’ head coach.last_img read more

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Score centuries: Ishant Sharma’s wife, sister-in-law wish India pacer on 31st birthday

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 16:01 IST Ishant Sharma scored his maiden Test fity during the ongoing second Test between India and West Indies. (Instagram/ishant.sharma29)HIGHLIGHTSIshant Sharma is celebrating his 31st birthday in JamaicaWishes have been pouring in for the India cricketer, who impressed with the bat in West IndiesMay you break all the records take lots of wickets and make centuries: Pratima SinghIndia pacer Ishant Sharma is celebrating his 31st birthday and wishes have been pouring in from across the country.Ishant Sharma is currently in Jamaica for the 2nd and final of the Test series against West Indies and the superstar bowler gave himself an early birthday gift when he got to his maiden Test half-century on Saturday.Ishant Sharma hit 57 from 80 balls, hitting some eye-catching strokes against the West Indies bowling attack. More important, the tail-ender stitched a 112-run stand with centurion Hanuma Vihari as the duo gave India a series-winning total of 416 runs at Sabina Park.Ishant, who has vastly improved as a pacer over the last 2 years, seems to be keen on proving his mettle with the bat and making handy contributions to the team lower down the order as well.In the first Test that India won by 318 runs, Ishant Sharma batted 62 balls and managed 19 runs to frustrate the West Indies attack which was looking to clean up India’s tail.As he is making a name with his batting exploits, it seems there is more pressure on Ishant Sharma to score runs, in fact, get big scores.On his 31st birthday, Ishant Sharma’s wife and professional basketball player, Pratima Singh took to social media and wished her husband score centuries in the near future.”A very very Happy Birthday to an amazing human being !! May you get all the happiness in life !! Happiest Birthday Love. may you live long and be happy always @ishant.sharma29.all the luck and love to you !! May you break all the records take lots of wickets and make centuries. I Love You (sic),” Pratima Singh wrote.advertisementPratima Singh’s sister Prashanti Singh also wished Ishant Sharma the best and said she hoped the pacer will score a century “this year”.”Many many happy returns of the day.. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy birthday. BIL ?@ImIshant? . Hope to see a century this year from you,” Prashanti Singh wrote.Many many happy returns of the day.. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy birthday BIL @ImIshant . Hope to see a century this year from you. pic.twitter.com/E2F5q41svF(@prashanti14) September 2, 2019Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma added yet another feather to his cap on Sunday as he overtook Kapil Dev to grab second spot on the list of Indian bowlers with the most Test wickets outside Asia in the ongoing match against West Indies at Sabina Park.Ishant was tied at 2nd spot with Kapil Dev on the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets outside Asia before the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston. He sent back Jahmar Hamilton in the 47th over of West Indies’ first innings on Day 3 of the second Test to overtake the legendary Kapil Dev on the list which is headed by former India captain Anil Kumble.Ishant now has 156 wickets outside Asia in Test cricket. Kumble holds the Indian record with 200 wickets.Also Read | Ishant Sharma goes past Kapil Dev’s record with 156th Test wicket outside AsiaAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Ishant Sharma hits maiden fifty in 92nd TestAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Ishant SharmaFollow Kapil Dev Next Score centuries: Ishant Sharma’s wife, sister-in-law wish India pacer on 31st birthdayIndia pacer Ishant Sharma turned 31 on Monday. The superstar cricketer’s wife and professional basketball player Pratima Singh took to social media to send a special message to him.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sport Minister Emphasises Importance of Primary Competitions

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the INSPORTS National Primary Football and Netball competitions enhance Jamaica’s feeder programmes for the games at all levels.Addressing the press launch and national play-offs official draw of the competitions on January 15 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Ms. Grange said the initiative is the largest age-group competition of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.“It is important that we start at the base. We must build a solid foundation and we must start with our children, so that when they get to the age where they are playing professionally, they would have had a good foundation and solid training in their interest of discipline,” she said.Ms. Grange said the competitions bring to the fore the best talent there is in a competitive environment, in line with the INSPORTS mandate of unearthing talent.“We must use these activities to identify the talent and to go on to provide as much assistance as possible for them to turn their potential into the next generation of great Jamaican footballers and netballers,” she added.The Minister also announced that former national football player, Ian “Pepe” Goodison, and Oberon “OB” Pitterson-Nattie, a national netball player, will serve as ambassadors during this and other competitions.“Their role will be to provide insight and knowledge about the game to the youngsters in a manner that will inspire player participation and a genuine focus to represent the country at the highest levels as they develop,” she informed.She noted further that in discussions with INSPORTS, they will develop strategies through seminars and workshops that will improve the overall grassroots programme for football and netball in Jamaica.“Both ‘OB’ and ‘Pepe’, by virtue of the way they have represented Jamaica in their two sports, are eminently qualified for the ambassadorial roles to which we are appointing them,” Ms. Grange said.For his part, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said there is a need for youth to participate in physical activities.“There is a reality that sport helps in a lot of other areas that are involved in the education process. The principles that sports instil in our youth are critical to national development,” he added.Meanwhile, Sports Officer, INSPORTS, Kevin Morrison, informed that the 2017/18 Under-12 National Primary Football and Netball competitions got under way in November.He noted that 136 teams from eight zones participated in the football competition at the parish level, while 50 teams from five parishes participated in the netball competition.“A total of 3,510 students participated in the competitions – 2,760 in football and 750 in netball,” Mr. Morrison pointed out.He informed that at the national level, 16 teams will participate in play-offs for the football competition, while 11 teams will participate in the netball competition. “It is important that we start at the base. We must build a solid foundation and we must start with our children, so that when they get to the age where they are playing professionally, they would have had a good foundation and solid training in their interest of discipline,” she said. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the INSPORTS National Primary Football and Netball competitions enhance Jamaica’s feeder programmes for the games at all levels. “We must use these activities to identify the talent and to go on to provide as much assistance as possible for them to turn their potential into the next generation of great Jamaican footballers and netballers,” she added.last_img read more

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HPH Trust Suffers Major Drop in 1Q Profit

first_imgzoom Singapore’s container port business trust Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) recorded a 52.7 percent decrease in its profit for the first quarter of 2017, which dropped to HKD 375.9 million (USD 48.3 million) from HKD 794.2 million (USD 102.05 million) posted in the same period last year. What is more, profit attributable to unitholders of HPH Trust went down to HKD 166.9 million in the first quarter of this year from HKD 554.9 million seen in the same period last year, a drop of 69.9 percent.From January to March this year, HPH Trust’s revenue and other income decreased by 6.3 percent to HKD 2.6 billion from HKD 2.8 billion posted during the three-month period last year.On January 1, 2017, Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT), a member of HPH Trust, COSCO-HIT Terminals and Asia Container Terminals Limited (ACT) started to co-manage and operate 16 berths across Terminals 4,6,7,8, and 9 in Kwai Tsing, Hong Kong.Combined container throughput of HIT, COSCO-HIT and ACT (collectively HPHT Kwai Tsing) increased by 3.2 percent in the first three months of this year when compared to the same period of 2016, primarily due to higher transshipment cargoes.“The roll-out of the co-management arrangement is progressing well. HPH Trust is confident to deliver the expected cost and operational synergies in 2017,” HPH Trust said.However, container throughput of HPH Trust’s Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) decreased by 1.4 percent from January to March 2017, primarily due to weaker empty and transshipment cargoes.“In addition to the economic performances of the US and Europe, HPH Trust’s performance is also impacted by the outcomes of the structural consolidation within the container shipping industry and the consequent rationalisation of services,” the business trust further said.“Due to adverse market conditions…, shipping lines will continue to deploy mega-vessels, reform their carrier alliances and expand the coverage of vessel-sharing schemes in 2017 … Against this setting, HPH Trust is well positioned to be the preferred port of call given its natural deep-water channels and … mega-vessel handling capabilities,” HPH Trust concluded.last_img read more

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FPIs withdraw Rs3014 cr from capital markets in August so far

first_imgNew Delhi: Overseas investors have pulled out a net amount of Rs 3,014 crore from the Indian capital markets this month so far, but the trend may reverse following the removal of enhanced surcharge on FPIs, experts said. According to depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) withdrew a net amount of Rs 12,105.33 crore from equities, but pumped in Rs 9,090.61 crore into the debt segment during August 1-23. This has translated into a total net outflow of Rs 3,014.72 crore from the capital markets (both equity and debt). Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Out of 15 trading sessions, foreign investors were net buyers in only two sessions. The sell off in equities continued due to a mix of factors including US Fed rate cut, US-China trade war and the post Budget tax hike on high income investors,” said Harsh Jain, co-founder and COO of Groww. The Centre on Friday announced a slew of measures to revive growth momentum, including rollback of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in the Budget. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostPrior to the announcement of enhanced super-rich tax in the Union Budget for 2019-20 in July, FPIs were net buyers for five consecutive months. FPIs had infused a net Rs 10,384.54 crore in June, Rs 9,031.15 crore in May, Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February into the Indian capital markets. However, the position reversed in July, when FPIs turned net sellers to the tune of Rs 2,985.88 crore.last_img read more

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Fort St John Association for Community Living to host inclusion meeting

first_img“We were happy to get on board to have the consultation in Fort St. John and have invited individuals, parents, support groups and those who care for adults living with developmental disabilities to participate and provide the province with feedback on what community inclusion should be”, said LaBoucane.The community inclusion meeting for adults living with developmental disabilities takes place November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort St. John Association for Community Living, located at 10251-100 Avenue.For more information and for registration, you can call the Fort St. John Association for Community Living at 250-787-9262 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Social Development in partnership with the Fort St. John Association for Community Living will be holding a meeting to discuss community inclusion for adults living with developmental disabilities.The objective of the meeting is to update a shared vision for community inclusion and to guide planning for how provincial services and supports should change and evolve over the next 10 years.Renee LaBoucane, Executive Director of Fort St. John Association for Community Living, says they have invited various members of the community to attend.last_img read more

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Tajikistan and UN agency agree on deal to integrate Afghan refugees

In a joint communiqué signed yesterday by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres and Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi, Tajikistan and the UN agency also announced a series of measures aimed at making the refugees more self-sufficient.The two sides will jointly conduct training courses for the refugees and their children on professional and technical education and on Tajik- and Russian-language studies. UNHCR and international aid organizations will also work together to improve the schools and health-care facilities used by the refugees.Mr. Guterres congratulated Tajikistan on the agreement, saying the country’s people were showing a willingness to “extend their generosity to others who need protection.”The communiqué was signed on the first day of a four-day visit by the High Commissioner to Tajikistan, the first country in Central Asia to accede to both the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol.Mr. Guterres held meetings with many senior Government figures, including Mr. Zarifi, President Emomali Rahmon, Labour and Social Protection Minister Shukurjon Zuhurov and Internal Affairs Minister Mahmadnazar Salikhov. He also talked with refugees and met the non-governmental organization (NGO) partners of UNHCR. 2 April 2008About 1,000 Afghans who have been living in neighbouring Tajikistan for up to 20 years will be able to apply for permanent residency and citizenship under a cooperation agreement worked out by the United Nations refugee agency and the Tajik Government. read more

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Independent UN rights expert criticizes seizure of aid boat by Israeli forces

2 July 2009An independent United Nations human rights expert today denounced what he described as “the unlawful naval seizure” by an Israeli gunboat of a ship carrying medicine and reconstruction material for the people of Gaza. An independent United Nations human rights expert today denounced what he described as “the unlawful naval seizure” by an Israeli gunboat of a ship carrying medicine and reconstruction material for the people of Gaza. Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said the Israeli action “implements its cruel blockade of the entire Palestinian population of Gaza.”It also violates Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits any form of collective punishment directed at an occupied people, he stated. A news release issued from his office in Geneva says the boat had been inspected in response to Israeli demands before departure by the port authorities in Cyprus to determine whether there were weapons on board. None were found, and Israeli authorities were so informed. “Nonetheless, the 21 peace activists on the boat were arrested, held in captivity, and have been charged with ‘illegal entry’ to Israel even though they had no intention of going to Israel,” the release states. Last month a group of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) called for an end to the two-year blockade on Gaza, which has left the population of 1.5 million almost totally dependent on international aid.In addition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly called on Israel to ease its blockade, most recently during a meeting in New York with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the entry of essential goods and services, including materials for reconstruction, spare parts for water and sanitation projects, as well as industrial and agricultural materials remain either restricted or banned outright.Maxwell Gaylard, the top UN humanitarian official in the occupied Palestinian territory, reported in May that the Gaza conflict – which took place from December last year to this January – had destroyed some 4,000 homes and damaged another 40,000. While donors have pledged billions of dollars for Gaza’s reconstruction, work cannot begin because of the blockade. read more

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ICE Futures Canada Thursday Canola futures prices higher barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 $2.90 higher $510.40; Jan. ’18 $3.00 higher $514.90; March ’18 $3.00 higher $517.90; May ’18 $4.00 higher $518.00; July ’18 $4.80 higher $519.30; Nov. ’18 $7.10 higher $485.60; Jan. ’19 $7.10 higher $486.40; March ’19 $7.10 higher $489.10; May ’19 $7.10 higher $489.10; July ’19 $7.10 higher $489.10; Nov. ’19 $7.10 higher $489.10.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $140.00.Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 227,980 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 227,980. read more

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After decline arms sales on the rise again UN report

Arms sales, which had dropped off at the end of the Cold War, have been rising lately – despite being ineffective in fighting terrorism and having a “negative impact on overall global security,” according to a new United Nations report.The Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters “noted with concern that global military expenditures had been rising since 1998, after an observable general decline immediately after the end of the Cold War,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes.He says the “the Board agreed that the rise in military expenditures in general had a negative impact on overall global security and diverted precious resources from social and economic development needs, especially in developing countries.”The group also observed that “military means were in general not the most effective options in resolving conflicts or in combating international terrorism,” he adds.Among the Board’s recommendations was the need for greater efforts to prevent and halt the circulation of weapons, including small arms and light weapons, particularly in local communities. Other suggestions include enhanced disarmament education, the inclusion of human security perspectives in the design of future disarmament programmes and preventing the recurrence of conflicts in peace-making and peace-building pacts. read more

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