Many Odisha schoolchildren hit by fluoride contamination

first_imgThe spectre of fluoride contamination has come to haunt schoolchildren in Odisha’s Nuapada district with potable water sources in as many as 54 schools and anganwadi premises testing for fluoride presence beyond permissible limits.Prolonged consumption of fluoride-contaminated water leads to dental and skeletal fluorosis. Commonly, mottled teeth and crippled backbone and limbs are manifestation of the disease.Health hazardConsumption of water having fluoride content above 1.5 mg per litre is considered dangerous to health.An alarming level of fluoride presence has been found in Bharuamunda High School in Sinapali block of Nuapada. Laboratory tests certified by the National Rural Drinking Water Programme under the Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry found 5.25 mg per litre fluoride content in water sourced from a tube well in the school. Water of another tube well dug recently on the school premises has not been tested.As many as 232 students, including 65 hostel boarders, of the school have little option for safe drinking water as water samples from 15 sources in Bharuamunda village sent for laboratory tests confirmed fluoride contamination in 2018-19.“It is very important to make immediate alternative arrangement for safe drinking water for students. Adverse impact of fluoride contamination is very high on children. Bones in children are in formation stage while fluoride tends to damage bones,” said Bimal Pandia, an expert on water.Mr. Pandia said the State government should make fresh health assessment of all students consuming fluoride-laced water and try to find out if they have developed dental fluorosis. “Once their backbone and limbs are affected subsequent to dental fluorosis, it will be difficult to cure the disease,” he pointed out.Drinking water sources in 45 schools and nine anganwadi centres of the district have been found to have fluoride content beyond permissible levels. The number of affected schools could be more as drinking water sources were randomly chosen for testing.Government estimate says Nuapada has a total of 2,784 habitation. Fluoride content was found beyond permissible level of 1.5 gram per litre in 905 habitations. The fluoride content in water varies from 0.14 – 7.2 gram per litre in Nuapada.“We have long been struggling to find a solution to fluoride contamination in our region. Now, we are pushing our next generation into a health mess. The State government must come out with alternative arrangement to keep students safe,” said Priya Ranjan Meher, a Zilla Parishad member in Nuapada.Nuapada is not a lone case where drinking water has fluoride presence. In 2018-19, drinking water sources in eight schools in Nayagarh, seven in Balangir and eight in Kalahandi districts were found to be fluoride contaminated.In 2017-18, as many as 1,341 drinking water sources in Odisha were fluoride contaminated. Nuapada with 707 contaminated sources led the table.last_img read more

Unnao rape accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar reportedly expelled from BJP

first_imgFaced with massive public outrage, the BJP has reportedly expelled its jailed Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar, accused of raping a minor girl from Unnao and threatening her family.The action against the four-time MLA comes days after the girl and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed when their car was hit by a speeding truck in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.The family alleges the accident on Sunday was an attempt to eliminate her and the family.There has been raging public anger following the incident with major political parties coming down hard on the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh.On Tuesday, the Centre handed the case to the CBI on the recommendation of the Uttar Pradesh government.The CBI has booked 10 people for murder, including Mr. Sengar, who is already in jail on charges of raping the Unnao girl when she was a minor in 2017.Mr. Sengar, who represents Bangermau in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, was arrested on April 13 last year in connection with the rape case.last_img read more

Generika snaps 6-game skid, nips Foton in 5 sets

first_imgThe Generika-Ayala Lifesavers celebrate their first victory in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix after edging out the Foton Tornadoes at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan on Thursday, March 7. Photo by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines – Generika-Ayala applied the brakes on its six-gamer skid and edged out Foton in five sets, 25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 15-11, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Center on Thursday.The Lifesavers, who failed to score a victory  in their first six outings, improve to a 1-6 card, tying the Tornadoes who have racked up six straight losses after their opening game win.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James passes Jordan for fourth in NBA career points SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLifesavers head coach Sherwin Meneses said he hopes the win could be a start of a string of victories heading into the second round of the eliminations.“I hope we can rack up a winning streak,” said Meneses in Filipino. “The most important thing for us is our conditioning because right now my players are in top shape,” he added.“They don’t get tired even in this kind of game where it’s really close.”Kanjana Kuthaisong finished with a game-high 25 points to lead Generika-Ayala while Ceballos put up 20 points while Kseniya Kocyigit added 11.Courtney Felinski led the Tornadoes with 24 points while Geneveve Casugod and Carmina Aganon combined for 30. / gsgADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Foton held a 4-0 lead at the start of the fifth set when the Lifesavers went on a scoring surge to take a 10-5 lead.Although the Tornadoes were able to hang on, Fiola Ceballos towed Generika to match point and completed her heroics with a service ace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

We Have to Play Together and Fearless to Beat Oman: Gurpreet Singh Sadhu

first_img 🗣 @GurpreetGK: “We will play to our strengths and try to get the win” 💪#INDOMA ⚔ #WCQ 🌏🏆 #BackTheBlue 💙 #BlueTigers 🐯 #IndianFootball ⚽— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 4, 2019The last time the two teams faced off was in a friendly game in 2018, the match ending in a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi.Gurpreet said the team draws a lot of positives from that result, but at the same time, it is vital for it to “focus on the job ahead.””Of course, it is good to keep in mind what happened when we last faced Oman. We need to make sure we put on a good show in front of our home crowd in Guwahati,” he said.The Indians underwent a preparatory camp in Goa, which kicked off on August 20. The team has also played five international matches as a build-up to the tournament since head coach Igor Stimac took over.”A lot has changed, we have a new squad, new set of players and a different coach. On the pitch, we are trying to implement the style of play asked by the coach and put our best foot forward.”Off the pitch, it has been pretty much the same, which is a good thing as you want to continue the good things that have been happening off the field,” he said.India will play Qatar in their second match in Group E on September 10. Afghanistan and Bangladesh are the other two teams in the group.The match against Oman will be broadcast live on Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Bangla and Asianet Plus. It will also be streamed online on Hotstar and Jio TV. Guwahati: The Indian football team’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says his team has a good chance of upstaging Oman in Thursday’s World Cup qualifying opener here if it plays with a fearless approach.India are all set to take on Oman here for their first encounter of the qualifying campaign for the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup, China 2023. The hosts have never won against the visitors in a FIFA-recognised match. “We play to win. We will play to our strengths, and look to keep the opposition at bay. Hopefully, we can get off to a good start and pick up the maximum points to start off the qualifiers,” said the Arjuna awardee.”We have to play together as a team, and without fear. Getting off to a good start will be really important,” he added. 2022 fifa world cupFIFA world cupGurpreet Singh SadhuIgor Stimac First Published: September 4, 2019, 4:27 PM ISTcenter_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Believe it or not! Virat Kohli actually has a soft side to him

first_imgIndian cricket’s pin-up boy Virat Kohli is a feisty character and often supports a tough-guy image on the field, ready to take on the opposition anytime anywhere.But off the field, he seldom gets recognized for his charity work.The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper recently visited an old age home ‘Abhalmaya’ in Pune ahead of his team’s IPL clash against Rising Pune Supergiants. He was so moved after meeting the elderly residents there that he decided to donate 50% of his match fees to the organization that runs it in Pune. (Also Read: Why Virat Kohli could land in big trouble)Not only that, the Virat Kohli Foundation has now teamed up with a non-profit organization ABIL Foundation to extend further help to the old age home.”People like Dr Aparna Deshmukh (founder of Abhalmaya) are doing remarkable work by running such a facility for all those elderly, who have been left by their dear ones.””This is absolutely wrong and it is our duty to take care of elderly members of our family,” an emotional Kohli said during his visit to the old age home.On the professional front, not everything has been going right for the 27-year-old. RCB lost their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy stadium following which Kohli was fined Rs.24 lakh for slow over-rate.Bangalore are placed seventh in the league table with just two wins from seven games so far.last_img read more

Delhi skipper Ishant Sharma ruled out of Ranji Trophy semi-final due to ankle injury

first_imgDelhi captain Ishant Sharma has suffered an ankle niggle and has been ruled out of the upcoming Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bengal in Pune starting December 17.Ishant, who has been in top form this season in first-class cricket, sustained an ankle niggle during the third Test against Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi earlier this month.Ishant has grabbed 20 wickets in four Ranji games this season and his absence may hurt Delhi. However, India Test regulars Mohammed Shami and Wriddhiman Saha will be play for Bengal.”Ishant has a slight ankle niggle and he would not like to aggravate his injury before the South Africa series. The Delhi team reached Pune this evening without Ishant,” a member of the Delhi team management said.The BCCI has allowed all the Test regulars whose teams have qualified for the semi-finals to play for their respective states in order to get match time. The Indian team is not playing any practice game so national selectors wanted Test regulars to play Ranji semi-finals.KL Rahul will not be available for Karnataka as he is in the T20 squad along with Manish Pandey. For Delhi, Rishabh Pant will be leading the side in Ishant’s absence. Navdeep Saini will be leading the attack alongside Vikas Tokas. Akash Sudan will be the back up pacer for Delhi.(Courtesy: PTI)last_img read more

LG K12 Plus with a MediaTek processor and Android 8.1 spotted on Google Play Console

first_imgLG is expected to unveil a number of smartphones during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 which is slated to take place between February 25 and February 28 in Barcelona. The Korean electronics giant has already confirmed that it is planning to launch the LG G8 ThinQ and a 5G-enabled phone at its February 24 event. Besides the two mentioned flagship devices, the company is also expected to launch a budget smartphone, the LG K12 Plus, at the event. And now, just days ahead of the launch event, the phone has been spotted on Google Play Console.According to a report by the XDA Developers, the LG K12 Plus is listed on the Google Play Console with the model number mmh4. The Play Console listing, apart from giving a strong indication towards the possible upcoming launch of the phone has divulged a number of key details about the phone.The LG K12 Plus, as per the details available on Google Play Console, will come with MediaTek MT6762 system-on-chip and it will run on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The listing also revealed that LG’s upcoming smartphone would sport 3GB RAM and come with a HD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1,440 pixels and a screen density of 280 PPI. The MediaTek processor will be paired a PowerVR GE8320 GPU that clocks a speed of 650MHz.Notably, this is not the first time that we are hearing about the LG K12 Plus. Earlier this month, a report by Tiger Mobiles revealed a similar specs sheet for LG’s upcoming K-series smartphone. Additionally, the report also gave us a glimpse of what the budget smartphone could look like. If the report is to be believed, the LG K12 plus will sport narrow bezels on the sides and wide bezels on the bottom and on the top and that the top bezels will house an earpiece and the front camera.advertisementUnlike its 5G-enabled smartphone and the LG G8 ThinQ, LG so far has remained tight-lipped about its budget smartphone.This means that we will have to wait until LG’s MWC 2019 event to find out what the company has in store for us.ALSO READ: | LG K12 Plus to launch alongside LG G8 ThinQ at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG G8 ThinQ to come with a 3D front camera for better selfies and 3D face unlockALSO READ: | LG to unveil its first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 at MWC 2019last_img read more

Lichtsteiner: Neymar impossible to stop

first_imgWorld Cup Neymar ‘practically impossible’ to stop, admits Arsenal new boy Lichtsteiner Iain Strachan 22:21 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Brazil Austria friendly 2018 JOE KLAMAR World Cup Neymar Brazil v Switzerland Brazil Switzerland Switzerland are adamant they can upset Brazil in their World Cup opener on Sunday, despite the threat posed by the most expensive player on the planet Stephan Lichtsteiner has acknowledged that it is “practically impossible” to stop Neymar throughout an entire match, describing him as one of the “best and most complete” forwards in the game, but Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic nevertheless insists his team are determined to beat Brazil when they meet at the World Cup on Sunday.All eyes will be on Neymar at Rostov Arena when the Selecao superstar, who suffered a broken metatarsal in February, returns to competitive action on the biggest stage of all, seeking to help the pre-tournament favourites orchestrate a sixth World Cup triumph.Having regained full fitness, Neymar scored in Brazil’s friendly wins over Croatia and Austria before their arrival in Russia, and Lichtsteiner, who left Juventus to join Arsenal at the end of the domestic season, has no illusions about the scale of the task Switzerland face in attempting to halt the Paris Saint-Germain attacker. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Asked how his side plans to deal with the deadly former Santos and Barcelona striker, Switzerland captain Lichtsteiner said: “Well, I believe it is practically impossible to completely neutralise Neymar over 90 minutes, he’s probably the best and most complete in that position in the world. “It’s about using our strengths, our fullbacks as wingers to go forward, as a weapon. We have to be very cohesive as a team and close the gaps when we confront those individual players. “I don’t think this is the moment to release our strategy, we have to keep it under wraps. But we’re going to be running fast.”Petkovic, meanwhile, has been impressed by Brazil’s progress under Tite, but the Switzerland coach has no intention of affording the South American heavyweights an easy ride next to the banks of the Don River. “They are an excellent team, a team that has undergone great development in the last four years,” he said.”They’re [now] much more European in their playing style, we need to give them respect. “But I much prefer to focus on my team. We’re not here to make a lovely match against Brazil but to win it.”Despite the daunting challenge awaiting his players, the 54-year-old exuded quiet confidence on the eve of the game, insisting Switzerland are targeting all three points to start their campaign in Group E.”For me as a coach, as a football teacher, a draw is not enough,” he said.”We always try to achieve the maximum, to win, that is obviously the case, we will do everything to achieve this. “If the opponent is better at performing on the pitch and we have to settle for a draw we will accept that. But we prefer to focus on winning and we have that ambition.”last_img read more

Canadas top court to hear Vice Media fight RCMP demand for reporter

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s top court agreed on Thursday to weigh in on a case in which the ability of journalists to do their work conflicts with the ability of police and prosecutors to do theirs.The Supreme Court of Canada decision to grant Vice Media leave to appeal follows a ruling by Ontario’s highest court that reporter Ben Makuch turn over background materials to the RCMP related to interviews he did with a suspected terrorist.“Oh, man, very relieved,” Makuch said moments after learning of the leave decision. “This is an extremely important matter that our country’s highest court needs to hear.”The materials at issue relate to three stories Makuch wrote in 2014 on a Calgary man, Farah Shirdon, 22, charged in absentia with various terrorism-related offences. The articles were largely based on conversations Makuch had with Shirdon, who was said to be in Iraq, via the online instant messaging app Kik Messenger.With court permission, RCMP sought access to Makuch’s screen captures and logs of those chats. Makuch refused to hand them over.RCMP and the Crown argued successfully at two levels of court that access to the chat logs were essential to the ongoing investigation into Shirdon, who may or may not be dead. They maintained that journalists have no special rights to withhold crucial information.Backed by alarmed media and free-expression groups, Makuch and Vice Media argued unsuccessfully that the RCMP demand would put a damper on the willingness of sources to speak to journalists.The conflicting views will now be tested before the Supreme Court, likely at the end of spring or early next fall.Vice Media lawyer Iain MacKinnon said Thursday the court has found issues of national importance that need addressing, such as clarifying for the first time in decades legal protections for journalists and their work products when police use them as “investigative tools.”“The Criminal Code doesn’t prevent fishing expeditions,” MacKinnon said.Vice Media still faces an uphill battle in light of two adverse lower court rulings.In his initial ruling, Superior Court Justice Ian MacDonnell said the screen shots were important evidence in relation to “very serious allegations.” MacDonnell also said the public had a strong interest in the effective investigation and prosecution of such allegations.The Ontario Court of Appeal agreed, rejecting Vice’s arguments that the prosecution should have to prove the requested information is essential to the RCMP case. It also said MacDonnell had been aware of the potential “chill” effect — that sources may not be willing to speak to reporters if they risk exposure.Chris Ball, a spokesman for Vice said the outlet was “thrilled” by the willingness of the Supreme Court to get involved.“This has been a long battle so far, not only for our journalist Ben Makuch, but for all journalists and protecting their ability to do their jobs without fear of interference by the state,” Ball said.The legal battle has been playing out against a backdrop of uncertainty as to whether Shirdon is dead or alive. American military officials said over the summer that Shirdon was killed more than two years ago. The statement came just months after the U.S. State Department listed him as a designated terrorist, suggesting he was still alive.Efforts by The Canadian Press to clear up the confusion foundered when the military stood by its position and the State Department referred queries to the “intelligence community,” and then pointed to the U.S. National Counterterrorism Centre, which did not respond.Vice said recently it would drop the appeal if the RCMP dropped its production order given Shirdon’s reported death. RCMP and the prosecution, however, citing the confusion, refused. Should Shirdon’s death be confirmed, the case could become moot — leaving it up to the top court whether it will still weigh in.Makuch, who has said he published all information relevant to the public, said Thursday the ongoing battle has not been easy.“This has taken a personal toll on me,” Makuch said. “This isn’t over. I have to keep on fighting this for not just myself, but for other journalists in this country.”Members of a coalition that supported Makuch, including Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Reporters Without Borders and News Media Canada, have condemned the lower courts for failing to recognize the importance of journalistic source protection.last_img read more

DR Congo new developments could pave way for uprooted to return home

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes, who returned from a visit to the country this week, cited as reasons for optimism the apprehension of Laurent Nkunda, who heads the mainly Tutsi group known as the National Congress in Defense of the People (CNDP) and the joint Rwandan-Congolese operation against the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR).The removal of this group, which has been in eastern DRC since 1994, “should allow other illegal armed groups to be tackled and therefore displaced people to begin to go home in significant numbers,” he told reporters in New York.Six months of clashes between the CNDP and the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) displaced some 250,000 people, on top of the 800,000 already uprooted in North Kivu province.While visiting Kibaki camp, near the provincial capital Goma, Mr. Holmes was told in conversations with internally displaced persons (IDPs) that they hope to return to their homes as soon as it is safe to do so.The presence of CNDP rebels and the operation against the FDLR preclude them from going back, but “they do see these things essentially in a positive light,” the official noted.Further, the voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees is picking up, he said, with several hundred crossing back to their country on a weekly basis where they are looked after by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Mr. Holmes, who also serves as Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that while in the DRC, he also visited Haut Uélé in Orientale province, the scene of attacks by the notorious Ugandan rebels known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).DRC, Uganda and Southern Sudan have joined forces in an offensive against the group.“One of the unfortunate results or consequences so far of that operation has been a series of extremely brutal and deadly attacks by the LRA against the villages of the area,” the Under-Secretary-General said, adding that some 900 people have died in the violence since late last December.While in the region, he said he reminded the parties of the need to protect civilians as much as possible.Mr. Holmes said that roughly 150,000 people have been forced to flee their homes because of the LRA attacks, and “we need to try to find ways to help them as quickly as possible,” given the uprooted live in a remote area and are relying on host families who themselves have limited resources. 13 February 2009Recent developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – including the arrest of a rebel leader and a large-scale military operation against another militia – have sparked a “new dynamic” that could lead to the start of large numbers of displaced people returning home, the top United Nations relief official said today. read more

African UnionUN envoy calls for end to clashes along ChadSudan border

In a press release issued in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, AU-UN Joint Special Representative Rodolphe Adada urged the Governments of the neighbouring nations to “refrain from any act that may lead to a further escalation of tensions, which could exacerbate the suffering of Darfur’s civilians, particularly the many internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the region.” He urged Chad and Sudan to adhere to pacts they have signed, especially the 3 May Doha Agreement, facilitated by Qatar and Libya. Reiterating what he told the Security Council last month, Mr. Adada stressed that “the poor state of relations between Chad and Sudan constitutes one of the biggest threats to efforts to secure lasting peace for the people of Darfur.” He also echoed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement from earlier this week that there is no military solution to the conflict in Darfur and the problems between Chad, Sudan and opposition groups in both countries.“Dialogue is the only way forward,” the Representative emphasized. 20 May 2009The joint African Union-United Nations envoy to the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur today called for an end to fighting near the Chad-Sudan border and for the two nations to rein in mounting tensions. read more

Brock Media Clips for Tuesday Oct 17

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Men wear heels, stand up against domestic violence: Kevin Lawr, a supervisor in the shipping, receiving and mail room at Brock University was part of a team from Brock that participated in the Walk a Mile in her shoes fundraising and awareness event for Gillian’s Place on Saturday. The St. Catharines Standard talked to Lawr for its coverage of the event.In suicide attempt calls, police can be difference between life and death: The Toronto Star writes about how police respond to calls for suicide attempts and the training they receive to deal with them. In the story, a recently announced Brock University-based project to design a scenario-based training program is referenced.Exemplary youth honoured at Potpourri awards: The Hamilton Spectator covered the annual African Caribbean Cultural Potpourri Inc. awards where 12 university and college students were recognized for their strong commitment to the community and for their academic excellence. Among the students is Sheila Mwaura, who is studying business at Brock University.Brock U. to build virtual reality wine lab: CCOVI Director Debbie Inglis was interviewed on 610CKTB about the plans to build a one-of-a-kind wine consumer research lab. Hear the interview here.Did we miss something? If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at read more

Aaron Craft leads Ohio State to 7669 upset against No 17 Iowa

Junior center Amir Williams (23) dunks the ball during a game against Iowa Feb. 4 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. OSU won, 76-69.Courtesty of The Daily Iowan/Alyssa HitchcockWhen a team is on the road in a hostile environment, college basketball coaches typically look to their seniors to lead the way.That was the case Tuesday night in Iowa City, Iowa, as Ohio State senior guard Aaron Craft did a little bit of everything to help lead his team to its second straight road win, defeating No. 17 Iowa, 76-69.Craft finished with a game-high 17 points, recorded six steals, dished out six assists and delivered a crucial driving layup with 1:21 remaining while getting fouled. His free throw put the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5) up, 66-59, but Iowa would not go away.The Hawkeyes (17-6, 6-4) cut the lead to four after a free throw by senior forward Zach McCabe with 54 seconds left, but they never got that close again.The battery of junior guard Shannon Scott, junior forwards LaQuinton Ross and Sam Thompson and senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. combined to make 10 of 12 free throws after the lead was cut to four to help seal the win for the Buckeyes, who won their second straight game against a top 20 opponent — following up a 59-58 victory at then-No. 14 Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.The Buckeyes shot 25-49 from the field in the game, including 7-16 from beyond the arc. Their perimeter defense proved to be the difference, as Iowa shot just 3-20 from deep.After trailing, 33-31, at halftime, OSU took the lead for good after Smith Jr. buried a three from the wing with 18:39 remaining. Smith Jr. finished with 12 points, one of five OSU guys to score in double figures including Craft, Ross with 13, junior center Amir Williams with 12 and Scott with 11.Sophomore guard Mike Gesell led the Hawkeyes with 16 points, and junior center Gabriel Olaseni added 14 off the bench.After the two straight road wins, OSU is set to come home Saturday and take on Purdue (13-9, 3-6). The Buckeyes last beat the Boilermakers, 78-69, Dec. 31 in West Lafayette, Ind. Tipoff for Saturday is set for 6 p.m. read more

Womens soccer OSU season ends in double overtime in second round of

The Ohio State University women’s soccer team compete in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament vs. Dayton. November 12, 2016. Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsThe Ohio State women’s soccer team played through its very last whistle of the season Friday night as the Buckeyes fell to No. 1 West Virginia in a tightly contested 1-0 match. The Mountaineers defeated OSU in double-overtime in the 104th minute of the second round of the NCAA Tournament.West Virginia junior forward Michaela Abam sent a designed cross into the back of the net, just over the reach of OSU sophomore goalkeeper Devon Kerr, ending the game.West Virginia came into Friday night’s game as the top seed in the tournament, along with having bested the Buckeyes earlier in the regular season, 2-1.  The Mountaineers outshot OSU 26-5 on the night, but the Buckeyes defense did not break in regulation. Kerr kept the Buckeyes in the game with multiple key saves.Although the West Virginia offense dominated play throughout much of the game, Ohio State had several close goal-scoring opportunities.  In the 28th minute senior forward Nichelle Prince found her way past the Mountaineer defense, with a strike towards the left of the goal, but was saved by a diving stop.  Three minutes into the first overtime period, senior forward Lindsay Agnew had a one-on-one faceoff versus the goalkeeper, but was turned away.The Buckeyes finish the 2016 season with a record of 11-7-3 record after making the program’s 11th NCAA Tournament, and the seventh time in eight season read more

Geek deals 20 off WD TV Live streaming media player

first_imgCable TV is dead (to me at least). I haven’t had a traditional TV service since 2009, instead relying on web services like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu. I haven’t missed the ginormous cable bill and for the most part haven’t missed much in the way of content.Netflix has a reasonable selection of films, though not necessarily the newest, and Hulu has most of the TV shows covered. For those, like me, who have an addiction to a handful of popular shows, Netflix becomes a savior from boredom with the entire running of many a show.Initially, all of these services were only available on your PC. Being able to enjoy your favorite content on a PC was nice, though not ideal. For the majority of us who want to partake of these services on an existing home theater setup, devices like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were among the first to offer such access.Not long after, we finally saw lower-cost devices like the popular Roku that are dedicated to web streaming with custom software to access these popular services. As the popularity of web media streaming skyrocketed, more and more dedicated devices have sprung up.Western Digital’s entrant into the media streaming market is a strong one. WiFi is of course built in and they include support for all the major services: Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, MLB.TV, and more.The WD TV Live doesn’t stop at web services though, it has USB and network file sharing support, too. You can stream your favorite media from a network device or play it directly from a USB drive.For a limited time you can get the WD TV Live with a special 20% off coupon, bringing the price down to just $79.99 with free shipping.Visit LogicBuy for the WD TV Live media playerlast_img read more

LInserm sinquiète de limpact du bisphénol A sur la reproduction

first_imgL’Inserm s’inquiète de l’impact du bisphénol A sur la reproductionL’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm) a fait savoir son inquiétude concernant l’impact des substances chimiques comme le bisphénol A sur la reproduction de l’Homme.Récemment, l’Inserm a étudié cinq substances chimiques que l’on peut retrouver dans notre quotidien très facilement. Après avoir effectué plusieurs recherches, l’Institut a fait connaître son inquiétude concernant l’impact du bisphénol A sur la reproduction. En effet, il a regardé de près 1.200 études sur le sujet, se concentrant sur le bisphénol A, les parabènes, les composés perfluorés, les phtalates et les retardateurs de flammes, explique l’AFP, des substances auxquelles “la grande majorité de la population est exposée, y compris les femmes enceintes et les foetus”, précise l’Institut.À lire aussiPlastiques : l’alternative au bisphénol A ne serait pas meilleure pour la santéAprès étude, le spécialiste en épidémie environnementale appliquée à la reproduction à l’Inserm, Rémy Slama, a expliqué que le bisphénol A “est une substance relativement préoccupante par rapport aux autres […] On ne peut pas faire comme s’il n’y avait pas de danger”. Bien qu’interdit dans la fabrication de biberons depuis peu, le bisphénol A est pourtant encore largement utilisé dans la mise au point de produits du quotidien comme les bouteilles en plastique, les boîtes de conserve ou encore les amalgames dentaires. Principal facteur d’inquiétude pour les chercheurs : l’impact du bisphénol A sur la fertilité masculine. Ainsi, l’Inserm rappelle les résultats obtenus lors d’études sur des souris et des rats qui montrent “des effets même à faible dose au niveau du développement des organes de la reproduction et de la fonction de la reproduction”. Et bien que l’Institut reconnait que l’on “ne peut pas considérer que le bisphénol A, aux doses auxquelles la population générale est exposée, soit sans danger pour le versant masculin de la fonction de production”, il explique que “les études épidémiologiques disponibles ne sont pas suffisantes à ce jour pour permettre de confirmer ou d’infirmer chez l’Homme les effets à long terme observés chez l’animal”. Les chercheurs ont également observé, concernant les phtalates, que des études ont montré des effets indésirables sur l’animal mais seulement en dépassant largement les doses journalières tolérables, tandis que les retardateurs de flamme provoqueraient des effets irréversibles “qui pourraient avoir des répercussions sur la fonction de reproduction”. Le 19 avril 2011 à 13:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mariappa praises Watfords fans

first_imgFor the footballer, the Vicarage Road faithful were very loud in the Hornets victory over Everton last week.A single goal by Andre Gray was enough for Watford to secure a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday’s action in the English Premier League.And for teammate Adrian Mariappa, the fans at Vicarage Road were key for his team to get the victory.“I thought [the atmosphere] was incredible and I think it has been all season,” said Mariappa according to the team’s official website.“The crowd really get behind us, they sing, you see the banners before the game – it’s becoming a tough place to come to for opposing teams.”“The fans have been terrific – home and away – in every single game,” he added.“They really give us a good push, which is perfect for the club because everyone is pulling in the same direction, everyone has got a common goal.”“It was a good team performance, but I’m delighted for Andre, after his injury he’s fought hard to get back into the team,” said the defender.“Obviously he’s got his goal which is great for him and great for the team, and he’s got us three points as well.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We’re very blessed to have so many talented central-midfielders,” said the center-back.“Clevs came on, Nate came on and Domingos wasn’t even involved today.”“We’ve definitely got strength in depth in the midfield area. I thought [Doucouré] had a terrific game, he was driving us on, winning second balls,” he continued.“I’ve played against a lot of ex-managers, but I’m always just focused on us as a team.”“The media were always going to make a story of it, but for us, it was just another home game, a tough game, but an opportunity to get three points,” he concluded.Great catching up with my good friend Adrian Mariappa as ⁦@WatfordFC⁩ arrived at Wembley, good luck tonight my friend— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) January 30, 2019last_img read more

Son Heungmin excited ahead of Spurs clash with Dortmund

first_imgTottenham forward Son Heung-min will not dwell on his past feats against Borussia Dortmund ahead of tonight’s first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.After going winless in their opening three Group B games, Spurs produced a remarkable recovery to snatch second-place from Inter Milan on goal difference on the back of winning two of their final three matches.Now Mauricio Pochettino’s side will test their mettle against Bundesliga leaders Dortmund at Wembley tonight, where they hope to go one better than last season’s last-16 exit to Juventus.And Son, who previously played for Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, has scored eight goals in nine appearances against Dortmund and won six of those encounters.“I don’t know!” Son told the club website, when asked about his strong record against BVB.“Borussia Dortmund are one of the best teams in Germany, they are top of the table right now and it’s a special thing for me to play against them.“It’s always been an honour to play against them, especially as I’ve won most times! It’s always great to win against such a big team. That doesn’t matter though, it is history and I just want to focus on this game.“Football changes so quickly. Last season in the group stage they were still a great side but they’ve improved, they are even better than last season. It will be a very good game and I’m so excited to play against them again.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.German football expert Raphael Honigstein also warns that Spurs will be in for a tricky time against Dortmund, despite their recent injury problems.“Injuries at the back have come back to bite them a little in recent weeks,” said Honigstein.“Julian Weigl, who is normally a midfielder, has been filling in at centre-back because they’ve had many injuries – Manuel Akanji hasn’t played this year, Dan-Axel Zagadou isn’t quite right so they’ve been forced to make changes and they’ve suffered a little for it.“There was also an element of sloppiness involved against Hoffenheim (led 3-0 after 75 minutes, drew 3-3 on Saturday), they thought the game was won and they were much closer to scoring a fourth goal than Hoffenheim were to scoring but they were then caught cold. It was a similar story against Werder Bremen in the DFB Cup, where they conceded too many silly goals (drew 3-3, lost on penalties) and got knocked out.“However, in both of those games, the results actually mask the superiority of Dortmund for much of the games. They were in control, could have scored more goals and it’s only because their finishing wasn’t clinical that they allowed those teams back in and paid the price.“They have only lost once in the Bundesliga, they beat Bayern Munich, beat Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League – the heaviest defeat of the Diego Simeone era – and apart from losing against Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano (in the return game in the UCL) their only defeat is at Fortuna Dusseldorf.“Okay, you could count the DFB Cup defeat on penalties, but in terms of 90 minutes they’ve only lost two games all season – that shows just how consistent they have been.”The match at Wembley between Spurs and Dortmund will begin at 9:00 PM (CET).LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his teams third goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his teams third goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday May 12 2019

first_imgTwo Men And A Truck will pick up and deliver the collected items to partnering women’s shelters on or before Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12, 2019).Visit for more information.#2) Take The Annual WCTV SurveyEach spring, WCTV conducts a community survey to get feedback on programming and hear how you watch content. PLEASE take a few minutes to complete this survey and then SHARE it with other people you know. WCT doesn’t get ratings, so this one of its better ways to see how people are watching our channels. At the end of the survey, you can put in your name to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.#3) Catch Up On This Week’s WCTV CoverageLast week, WCTV published a dozen videos this week, including the Strings Spring Concert and Band Spring Concert. Watch this week’s videos HERE.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSupport Two Men And A Truck’s ‘Movers For Moms’ Campaign; Drop-Off Boxes At 9 Wilmington BusinessesIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, May 12, 2019:#1) Happy Mother’s Day — Two Men And A Truck’s “Movers For Moms” CampaignA donation to Two Men And A Truck’s Movers For Moms will help local mothers in need create a better life for themselves and their families.Most needed items include:ToothpasteToothbrushesSoapBrushes and CombsChapstickBath TowelsShampooConditionerLotionDeodorantThe following drop-off donation locations are in Wilmington:Ristuccia Memorial Arena (190 Main St)UPS (668 Main Street, Unit 8)Pearl Vision (229 Main St)Interlink One (260-A Fordham Road, Ste 100)All Floorz (474 Main St)As Good As It Gets (35 Lowell St)Modern Electric (190R Main St, Ste 8)Rocco’s Restaurant (193 Main St)Wilmington Orthodontics (25 Lowell St)last_img read more