Survey of ‘disputed’ land in Shillong begins

first_imgThe Meghalaya Land Record and Survey Department on Wednesday began an exercise to survey the land of settlers in Punjabi Lane, a locality at the centre of a communal flare-up in State capital Shillong since May 31.The survey was initiated in accordance with the recommendation of the high-level committee that the government had formed to look into the demand of local pressure groups to relocate the inhabitants of the lane, also known as Harijan Colony or Sweepers’ Lane.Protests by the women of the locality — officially called Them Iew Mawlong — greeted the survey team, while Sikh leaders of the area stayed away from the exercise. “We are not clear about what triggered the protest. We hope to complete the exercise by Thursday,” P.S. Dkhar, Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district, said.“Neither the members of the local gurdwara committee nor I took part in it. One of the reasons is the death of my wife,” Billu Singh, head of Punjabi Lane’s Panchayat committee, said. Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who heads the seven-member high-level committee, said the survey data would be crucial to resolve the long-pending issue of shifting the Harijan Colony from Iewduh or Bara Bazaar, the commercial hub of Shillong.“The idea behind the survey is to properly demarcate the land belonging to the Shillong Municipal Board and to the Syiem (Khasi king) of Mylliem (the Syiem’s realm that covers large swathes of present-day Shillong). The settlers in the area are spread across the land belonging to both SMB and the Syiem,” Mr. Tynsong told The Hindu.Against relocationGurjit Singh, general secretary of Punjabi Lane’s Gurdwara Committee, said the Dalit or Mazhabi Sikhs have been living there since 1853 when the British brought them as soldiers or sanitation workers. “This used to be a wasteland owned by the Khasi royalty, who made an agreement with the British rulers and donated the land for our ancestors to stay. This is our land and we are not going anywhere,” Mr. Singh said.Residents say real estate dealers and local leaders have been conspiring to eject them and build a shopping complex on the land.last_img read more

Unseasonal rain, dust storm lash parts of Gujarat; 10 dead

first_imgUnseasonal rain and dust storm hit several parts of Gujarat, leaving at least 10 people dead and several injured, officials said Wednesday.Rain and dust storm were reported from areas including districts in North Gujarat and Saurashtra region, on Tuesday afternoon, they said.“According to preliminary reports coming from different parts of the State, at least 10 people have lost their lives,” G.B. Manglpara, the state government’s director (Relief), told PTI on Wednesday.“Most of the deaths were reported in North Gujarat due to lightning strike and falling of trees,” he said. Also, a portion of a tent erected for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Himmatnagar town of North Gujarat was also damaged in the dust storm, an official earlier said. On Wednesday morning, Mr. Modi expressed anguish over the loss of lives and said the authorities are monitoring the situation very closely and all possible assistance is being given to those affected. In a tweet, the prime minister’s office said that Mr. Modi has approved an ex gratia of ₹2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the kin of those who have lost their lives.last_img read more

Into the city

first_imgWorld on your plateTucked away in the heart of South Delhi’s Clarion Collection-Qutab Hotel, The Hiatus is an oasis of calm. It’s also home to some inspired cooking. Divided into four sections, the restaurant offers a generous view of the green surrounds and has plenty of open air space to,World on your plateTucked away in the heart of South Delhi’s Clarion Collection-Qutab Hotel, The Hiatus is an oasis of calm. It’s also home to some inspired cooking. Divided into four sections, the restaurant offers a generous view of the green surrounds and has plenty of open air space to enjoy windy evenings. The interiors include marble top tables and walls adorned with wine and cigar humidors.The menu is adventurous, with Chef Piyush Jain producing exceptional world fusion dishes. Take for example, the watermelon salad. Served with parma ham for non-vegetarians and feta cheese for the herbivores, the salad is presented inside an emptied out, half cut watermelon. The choice of drinks ranges from local beer to international wines and punchy cocktails. For starters, the air bread with mini cottage cheese tikka looks more like a feat of engineering than a dish, with the cheese tikkas perfectly balanced on the air-filled bread pockets. The Spanish style chicken tikka is a brilliant piece of meat-the paprika-infused chicken chunks blend harmoniously with the mango salsa and crispy dehydrated vegetables.Another classic example of extraordinary fusion is the bacon wrapped chicken with makhani gravy. Makhani dal and bacon-two giants in their respective cuisines-come together seamlessly. More such gems include the exotic mushroom money bag served with saffron risotto and truffle oil-scented vegetables, and river sole with shitake mushrooms and asparagus, where the fish is properly rested and treated with the care and attention it deserves.For dessert, order the lemongrass kulfi, served with strawberry spaghetti and sweet ginger reduction. The flavours explode pleasantly in the mouth. We loved the daring and experimental food at The Hiatus, all served with big smiles.Meal for two Rs 4,000At Clarion Collection – Qutab Hotel, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Katwaria Sarai, Qutab Institutional AreaTel 33036588advertisementBy Kavyanjali KaushikThe Other Robin SinghIf you want to search for him on Google, you have to type football next to his name, because invariably, you will land up on a page dedicated to his namesake cricketer. But the 24-year-old striker from the Bengaluru Football Club is creating a name for himself. Kavyanjali Kaushik caught up with Singh, who is currently training for the Asian Games, to be held in South Korea in September.Q. How has the journey been so far in Indian Football?A: I feel honoured to be representing my country in the upcoming Asian Games, but the journey for me has just begun and I will be working hard to be the best footballer this country has seen.Q. What are your favourite teams in EPL, World Cup, and other international football leagues?A: I like to watch the big teams playing in the premier league; I try to learn from those world- class strikers. In the World Cup, I was rooting for Netherlands, Germany and the previous champions, Spain.Q. Not only is there stark difference between the way cricket and other sports in the country are promoted, there is also a huge gender disparity, even in football. What do you think is the solution?A: Everything, except cricket in our country is considered a second-tier sport. As far as football is concerned, we should work at the grassroot level, open more academies to nurture young and buddingathletes, boys and girls like.Go PinkSeptember 14The 2nd Pinkathon International Women’s 10K Run-an all-woman marathon that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer and other issues related to women’s health-is set to take the capital by storm again. Led by avid runner and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman, the event is divided into three categories-10 km, 5 km and 3 km runs. Registration for the event is open till September 1 on more information 8879943659; info@pinkathon.inSummer PlattersTill SeptemberBeat the heat with Cafe Turtle’s summer menu, which includes drinks and a delectable range of cold soups, fresh salads and delicious desserts.Meal for two Rs 1,300At Cafe Turtle’s across the city Tel 24655641Hauz Khas SocialQuirk BoxThe cosmopolitan comes with candy floss, the LIIT comes in huge test tube jars, the rum is filled in syringes and the sugar is in a capsule! These are just some of the eye popping things at Hauz Khas Social. The newest entrant in the HKV party scene, a trip to Social is must. Right from the water served in no-fuss glasses labelled ‘#paani’ to the bare bulbs hanging right down to your table, the restaurant effortlessly grows on you. There’s a certain quaintness to the space with red brick interiors, which are an extension of the Huaz Khas ruins.advertisementThe bustling HKV market slips away from your memory as you stand nursing your drink, looking at the spectacular view of the lake amidst. To think that this could be your workspace in the day and party spot in the evenings sure sounds fascinating. Plonk yourself on one of the comfortable couches in the upstairs section early in the morning with your laptop. Order a platter of healthy breakfast-a bowl of assorted fruits or a plate of pancakes-and work can never be as fun as this. Speaking of which, the food has been as meticulously planned as the space. There’s the Butter Chicken Biryani for the rice lovers, the Big Bad Burgers for those popping over with a big appetite.And there’s always comfort food like the fully loaded nachos or the mezze platter to accompany your drinks. Don’t be surprised at the number of hours that passed by, when you look at the watch once you’re done with your food and work ‘ time just seems to fly at Social.Meal for two Rs 1,800At 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Village Tel 33036118By Rewati Raulast_img read more


first_imgAbout LeEco:About LeEco:LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs nearly 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.With disruptive innovation as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in myriad businesses, spanning Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and connected super-electric cars. The company also has one of the worlds largest content libraries which includes movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be viewed on LeEco devices like Superphones and Super TVs. Breaking the barriers of innovation, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Aaron Samuel Rajendran +91-9686100143 LeEco India Photo: Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd.PRNewsWire AKGlast_img read more

Rahane, Vijay to play for India A vs England Lions to prepare for Test series

first_imgIndia vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay will be walking out for India A in their last first-class engagement against England Lions at the County Ground in Worcester starting Monday.Vijay and Rahane last played the one-off Test against Afghanistan and were not part of India’s limited overs squad. The pair will be keen to get some much-needed match practice ahead of their five-Test series against England which starts 1 August.BCCI is expected to announce India’s Test squad for the series during or after the England Lions game, as it will give them a clearer picture about the availability of certain players.Rahane and Vijay are certainties in the Indian Test squad but unlike others, they would need more red-ball match time, which is the reason why the selectors, after consultation with the team management and A team coach Rahul Dravid, had chalked out a plan. The two other Test specialists — Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma — have played reasonable amount of county cricket and with some of the others playing the limited overs formats, Vijay and Rahane are the only two top players who needed match time.Incidentally, during India’s last tour of England in 2014, Vijay had scored a century in the first Test at Nottingham while Rahane reached the three figure mark at the Lord’s on a green top, a match that India went on to win.The team management is waiting for an update on fitness status of first wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (thumb fracture) and pacer Jasprit Bumrah (fractured finger).advertisementIn case Wriddhiman fails to make it in time, Rishabh Pant, who has played a couple of match-winning knocks for A team across formats on the current tour, will be the favourite to become Dinesh Karthik’s back-up.Bumrah’s injury will also keep the team management worried as he is expected to play a vital role in the pace department alongside Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.Bhuvneshwar himself is suffering from a stiff back and has not played since the second T20 International against England.Mohammed Shami has apparently cleared his YoYo test but the team management will like to ensure that he is in a good mental space after having gone through personal problems in recent months.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Have learnt my lesson: Sarfraz Ahmed after 4-match suspension for racist taunt

first_imgAccepting his “mistake” after being banned for his racial remarks against a “black” South African cricketer, banned Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Tuesday said that he has learnt a lesson from the unsavoury episode.Soon after returning from South Africa, Sarfraz has said that he has realised his mistake and that is why he had immediately apologised publicly after the episode.”It was a mistake and I have learnt from it,” Sarfraz told reporters.Sarfraz, who is Pakistan’s permanent captain in all three formats, has been forced to return home after the ICC had imposed a four-match ban on him for making racially motivated comments about Andile Phehlukwayo during the third ODI in Durban.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was quick to express its utter disappointment about the ICC’s decision to ban Sarfraz, noting that he had apologised immediately for his remarks to the South African team and also went and met with Phehlukwayo and expressed regrets to him.Sarfraz thanked PCB for its support but his supporters raised slogans against the ICC for the ban soon after his forced return to the country.”I am thankful to the PCB for the way they have handled this case,” Sarfraz said.”I also accept the ICC decision to ban me for four matches and for me that issue is closed but I will do whatever the PCB tells me to do,” he added.This morning I apologised to Andile Phehlukwayo and he was gracious enough to accept my apology .and I hope the people of South Africa also accept my apology. Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) January 25, 2019Sarfraz had returned home from South Africa to a rousing and emotional welcome from his supporters.Around a 100 people holding banners and placards in favour of Sarfraz and against the ICC were at the Karachi airport to greet him when he came out of the terminal building.Slogans were raised in his favour with some shouting loudly that Sarfraz is the permanent captain of the team and no one should think about removing him.Pakistan will still have the third and final T20 international to play against South Africa on February 6 after the ban on Sarfraz ends, but the PCB has called him back and appointed veteran Shoaib Malik to lead the team in his absence.Malik led the team to victory in the fourth ODI to level the five-match ODI series at 2-2 with the decider to be played on Wednesday.Speculations are rife in Pakistan cricket that if Malik manages to win the ODI and T20 series, he could well be considered to lead Pakistan in the ICC World Cup in England, something which has greatly upset the supporters of Sarfraz.”I have no issues with the PCB decision to call me back. In a way I see it as a good chance to get some rest and prepare for the coming Pakistan Super League as I have been playing non-stop cricket for around five months now,” Sarfraz said.Asked about comments made by former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar about him after the incident, Sarfraz said what Akhtar had said had nothing to do with cricket and it was a personal attack.”That is all I want to say,” he said when asked again about the matter.The PCB has kept quiet about the future of Sarfraz as captain but an official noted that it was the policy of the board to appoint the skipper on a series-to-series basis.Also Read | Wasim Akram slams PCB for calling back Sarfraz Ahmed from South AfricaAlso Read | Pakistan Cricket Board disappointed with Sarfraz Ahmed’s ICC ban over racial slurAlso Read | ICC suspends Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed for 4 matches over racist tauntlast_img read more

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly to miss Ranchi Test due to Indian Super League opening ceremony

first_img Next BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly to miss Ranchi Test due to Indian Super League opening ceremonyThe Indian Super League will kick off in Kochi with Kerala Blasters taking on two-time champions ATK on Sunday, and Sourav Ganguly will be present on the occasion.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service KolkataOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 16:43 IST Sourav Ganguly will officially take charge as BCCI president on October 23 (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly has been made face of Indian Super LeagueGanguly will have to attend the ISL opening ceremony in Kochi on October 20Ganguly is still associated with ISL franchise ATK as co-owner but has quit as mentor of IPL team Delhi CapitalsThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the plan as he will have to be present for the inauguration for this edition of the Indian Super League in Kerala on October 20.”Wanted to go to Ranchi, but won’t get time as I have to inaugurate this edition of the Indian Super League as I’m now the face of ISL and shot for them. So, I will be attending the opening ceremony in Kerala,” Ganguly said.The BCCI president-elect was supposed to be in Ranchi, but the development means that Ganguly will attending the opening ceremony and reach Mumbai the next day to take over as the Board’s president in its Annual General Meeting on October 23.While Ganguly has stepped down from his position as mentor of Delhi Capitals, he is set to continue shooting for the reality show Dadagiri and will also be doing endorsements.”I will continue doing only (Bengali TV show) Dadagiri and endorsements, rest all stopped. Commentary, article writing and IPL, I’ll stop doing all this now.”I’ve already quit Delhi Capitals and conveyed it to them. It’s a huge responsibility and the first task would be to form various committees by calling Apex Council meeting,” he pointed.On his committee with ISL team ATK, Ganguly said that he hasn’t spoken to them in recent times and will do so soon.advertisementGanguly, incidentally, is also the co-owner of ISL franchise ATK. “I’m still with ATK and will speak to them soon,” he said.Also Read | BCCI president Sourav Ganguly open to the idea of India playing day-night Test matchAlso Read | Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on October 24: Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Ganguly responds to Harbhajan’s congratulatory message: It is unmissableFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow ISL 2019Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Ranchi Testlast_img read more

Moonface & Siinai Team Up Again for ‘My Best Human Face’

first_img2016 looks to be a banner year for Spencer Krug fans. In addition to the Wolf Parade reunion, the musician has, under his Moonface moniker, collaborated on a second album with Finnish rockers Siinai. Released on June 3rd through Jagjaguwar, My Best Human Face moves away from the slow and harsh melancholy of Krug’s first collaboration with Siinai, Heartbreaking Bravery.The songs on the new collaboration are more uptempo. “Risto’s Riff,” the album’s first single and second track, dives right now. The song moves at a driving pace, centered around the titular riff (written by Siinai guitarist Risto Joensuu), while the lyrics delve into questions of identity and integrity. The verses open with a varying of hypotheticals all phrased as “If I’m a….”  Each of those hypotheticals—a bird in the night, a man on a trapeze, a ghost on the radio—suggests a element of lightness and transience. Krug, who is something of a musical shapeshifter (Moonface and Wolf Parade are only two of Krug’s many current and former projects) contrasts these elements with the frozen permanence in the refrain, “at least I’m not a photographer.”Issues of identity and artistic integrity dominate My Best Human Face. Album opener “The Nightclub Artiste” starts with addresses an unknown person (perhaps Krug himself), “What you did in front of everyone / in the middle of the nightclub / in the middle of the night.” The song, tuneful and midtempo, reaches its climaxes as Krug sings, “it was so good / it could be understood…which is another way to say it was bad.”Despite the anxiety-heavy issues that My Best Human Face addresses, the album is ultimately a joyful one. As Krug puts it, “[The songs] were made joyously, with a stubborn love of music at their centre. And while some of the content might be dark or sad, the memories of making these songs brings only gladness and gratitude.” After all, whatever Krug might be, at least he isn’t a photographer.Moonface and Siinai’s My Best Human Face out now through Jagjaguwar and available on Amazon, iTunes, and the Secretly Group online store. – “Them Call Themselves Old Punks” The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Editors’ Recommendations 7 of the Best Drink References in Music The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

From pork to pot Cannabis cultivation in former Winnipeg Maple Leaf meat

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Toronto-based pot producer is taking over the former Maple Leaf Foods meat plant in Winnipeg.GrowForce Holdings has announced it will open its flagship cannabis cultivation facility in the city’s St. Boniface Industrial Park.It says the 11,000-square-metre facility will employ 150 to 200 people once it’s fully operational next year.GrowForce CEO Rishi Gautam says the company looked at various cities, including Edmonton and Calgary, but settled on Winnipeg because of reasonable hydro rates and a large skilled workforce.Gautam says the company purchased the site for about $10 million and plans to invest another $30 million to retrofit the building.Executive vice-president James Lowe, says the company will produce more than 900 kilograms of cannabis at the Winnipeg facility every month.“We’ve selected this site and chosen indoor cultivation over (a) greenhouse here in Winnipeg because the energy prices allow us to do so,” Lowe said Tuesday.“Its previous design lends itself to good workflow.”“The main driving force with respect to cannabis is having a quality, consistent product in a climate-controlled facility,” Gautam said. “This is what this building represents.”The company has already purchased two other sites, including a licensed facility in Brampton, Ont. and a plant in Dunnville, Ont.Gautam said the cannabis licence GrowForce has for Brampton will make it easier to get one for its Winnipeg location.Recreational cannabis is expected to become legal in Canada later this year.(CTV Winnipeg)last_img read more

Concert postponed after musician Matthew Good collapses during Edmonton show

first_imgEDMONTON – Matthew Good’s concert scheduled for Wednesday night in Prince George, B.C., was postponed for a day as the Canadian rocker recovered from pneumonia.A post on his social media accounts Tuesday said the concert with him and Our Lady Peace at the CN Centre will now take place Thursday.It said all tickets purchased for Wednesday’s show will be valid Thursday.Those who can’t make it Thursday can inquire about a refund through the TicketsNorth box office or its phone number.Good, who hails from Vancouver, was taken to hospital Tuesday night after collapsing onstage during a performance at Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium.His social media accounts say he was taken to hospital “as a precautionary measure.”In a video from the concert posted on social media, Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida told the crowd that Good “wanted to do the show and he tried to do it and you saw what happened.”The crowd then burst into applause when Maida urged them to give Good a “big hand for even getting up there.”Good and his band are on a cross-Canada tour with Our Lady Peace that began March 1 in St. John’s, N.L.The two acts also performed at the Jubilee Auditorium on Monday night.The tour will also have a show in Kelowna, B.C., on Friday and end in Abbotsford, B.C., on Saturday.last_img read more

Point Foundation To Honor FiveTime Olympic Medalist Greg Louganis

first_imgPoint Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community.The award will be presented to Louganis at the landmark New York Public Library April 11. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.“I am deeply honored to be receiving the Point Legend Award this year,” said Louganis. “Point Foundation’s service to help LGBTQ youth overcome all the obstacles, challenges, prejudices that I myself endured is so inspirational. To see these young men and women get the opportunity to obtain higher education degrees truly touches my heart and I am so proud of each of them. I look forward to cheering them on, both scholars and mentors on this very special night.”“Greg Louganis is rightfully an icon of perseverance and courage for so many people, as well as a person with a genuine magnanimous spirit,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation. “Greg has participated in a number of Point events, and our scholars and alumni are always inspired by what he has to say and the example he has set as an LGBTQ advocate and athlete. With the Summer Olympics fast approaching, it is a fitting time to honor Greg with the Point Foundation Ledged Award.”As previously announced, Pete Nowalk, Executive Producer and creator of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” will also be honored at the gala with the Point Leadership Award. Celebrity participants include Michelle Collins, Jack Falahee, Billy Gilman, and Conrad Ricamora. Additional celebrity attendees to be announced.

Some of Point’s 85 current scholars and 217 alumni will be present at the event to share with the audience their inspiring stories about how they have overcome challenges to get their higher education degrees.Information about attending or supporting Point Honors is at read more

Madras Court dismisses appeal by Lankan fishermen

The Madras High Court Bench has dismissed a criminal appeal filed by 10 Sri Lankan fishermen, who were convicted of fishing in Indian waters without permission in 2006, after it was informed that they had gone back to their country after serving the entire sentence period in prison even as the appeal was pending adjudication for the last nine years.Taking up the appeal for final hearing now, Justice S. Vimala said: “It is represented that the accused persons had served the sentence completely. It is also represented that they have gone to Sri Lanka. Under such circumstances, this court is of the view that nothing survives for adjudication in this appeal. Accordingly, this criminal appeal is dismissed.” The court had also ordered confiscation of their vessels Pramod I and II. The CJM, designated as a special judge to hear cases booked under the Maritime Zones of India (Regulation of Fishing by Foreign Vessels) Act, 1981, had convicted all the 10 fishermen under the 1981 Act as well as the provisions of the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920, and sentenced them to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 15 weeks. The appellants, Winson, Jeseph Martin, V. Immanual Roni Manro Fernando, Sumeet, N.W. Jude Fornando, Camnivas, M.M. Kritiratna, Wasitha Malan Fernando, Dopal and Jude Brazil, had been arrested by Thermal Nagar police station in Tuticorin and convicted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Ramanathapuram on November 13, 2006. read more

Are you ready for the storm

The Niagara Region is expected to get the worst of this snowfall which means once again driving cautiously and adjusting for the conditions is a must, as it could be the difference between life and death.We’re paying close attention to how this weather may impact not only road travel but air travel as well. It has been a difficult winter for many trying to get somewhere by plane and Wednesday could be another challenging day. There are a couple of delays and cancellations there Tuesday evening. So, if you have a flight leaving late Tuesday or Wednesday, you’ll want to check the status before you leave. read more

Ohio State goalkeeper excelling after early jitters

Freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro (88) scans the field from goal during her collegiate debut against Syracuse on Aug. 29 in Columbus. OSU lost, 3-2, in overtimeCredit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsFull of jitters, freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro made her Ohio State field hockey debut Aug. 29 against fifth-ranked Syracuse.Just a few months earlier, she was a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, Pa., barely less than an hour away from Philadelphia. But said she always wanted to go to a Big Ten institution at a large campus.Tamburro said when she first visited OSU’s campus her reaction was: “Oh my gosh. This is the school for me.”Her conversion into the college game was tough, she said, but it was something she adjusted to before the start of the season.“I feel like the preseason was a great transition for me,” Tamburro said. “I had to change what I had to look for. It’s very different from high school. It’s faster.”Once she was used to the speed of the game, she excelled. Tamburro saved 11 shots in her first game as a Buckeye, which allowed OSU to take the Orange to overtime before falling, 3-2.She followed up her stellar debut with a 14-save performance against Albany on the road, ranking third most in a single game in school history.Peanut Johnson, a junior forward for OSU, said Tamburro’s presence on the team is invaluable.“She’s amazing. I’m so thankful she’s on the team,” Johnson said. “I don’t know what we’d do without her.”Tamburro admitted she had jitters before her first game in a Buckeye uniform, but was able to shake it off for her teammates.“I was really nervous for the first game honestly,” Tamburro said. “It was a matter of getting a few shots and getting used to it, then just being myself.”Tamburro said her team is what drives her and keeps her focused when she’s on the field.“My teammates gave me great confidence,” she said. “I felt like I had to do it for the team.”The Buckeyes cracked the win column for the first time this season on Sept. 5 against Miami (Ohio) behind a 10-save second half from Tamburro. Junior back Emma Royce said Tamburro’s greatest skill is her ability to think on her feet.“One of her strongest attributes is her reaction skills,” Royce said. “She has really good composure and communication with her defenders.”OSU coach Anne Wilkinson echoed that sentiment.“She’s a great leader coming in as a freshman,” Wilkinson said. “You saw her play. She’s quick. She’s agile. She likes to keep the ball out (of the goal).”Tamburro credits much of her maturation to Wilkinson’s passion for the game of field hockey and her ability to motivate the team.“She’s excellent. She’s like that motherly figure,” Tamburro said. “It helps us wanna do it (win) for her.”Ultimately, Tamburro said her personal goals at OSU don’t go further than winning and doing her job well. She said if the team continues to work together, they could surpass a lot of preseason expectations.“It’s amazing how much we gel together. We’ll definitely be able to go farther than last year,” she said.OSU lost in its second game of the Big Ten tournament in 2013.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Ohio Bobcats Friday at 7 p.m. at Pruitt Field in Athens, Ohio. read more

Ohio State womens basketball falls short of Big Ten Tournament title

The No. 4 Maryland Terrapins edged out the Ohio State women’s basketball team, 77-74, as a late comeback by the Buckeyes fell just short in the Big Ten Tournament final. A win would have given OSU its first conference tournament win since 2011.Down by as many as 15 in the second half, OSU kept the game close late behind 31 points from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell.Big play after big play by both teams allowed the game to go back and forth for the final 10 minutes.Junior guard Cait Craft partnered with Mitchell to fuel the Buckeyes’ offense with red-hot shooting from behind the arc. OSU finished the game 7-of-18 from 3-point range, with Mitchell and Craft combining to go 7-of-14.Despite the early deficit, with 18 seconds to go and Maryland up by one point, OSU was in a position to win the game.A timeout by OSU coach Kevin McGuff set the Buckeyes up for success with the ability to design a final play to go for the tournament victory.An aggressive double-team from the Terrapin defense forced Mitchell to travel as the clock ticked down and the Buckeyes championship dreams slipped away.McGuff and company left the Big Ten Tournament with a loss for the second straight year after losing to Iowa in last season’s semifinal.Maryland, in its first year as part of the Big Ten, successfully ran through the conference without a loss and picked up both regular-season and tournament titles.OSU will have a week of practice ahead of it before the Buckeyes find out their fate for the NCAA Tournament. The selections are set to be announced March 16. read more

Chevertons swimming career a whirlwind of success

The past three months of Samantha Cheverton’s life have been amazing — but you wouldn’t know it while sitting down with the soft-spoken swimmer at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. In February, she won the Big Ten individual title in the 200 freestyle. In March, she garnered four All-America honors at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Then, in April, something even greater happened. Cheverton qualified for the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Championships for Canada at the trials in Victoria, British Columbia. The championships will be held August in Shanghai. Cheverton won two events, the 200 and 400 freestyle with personal bests times of 1:58.80 and 4:09.67, respectively. “That was really unexpected,” she said. “I made the team but also won two events. I had never won an event at nationals before.” The swimmer from Lachine, Quebec, was not the only one surprised by it. Coach Bill Dorenkott felt the same when he saw the results. “I was at home, and when I saw the results on my computer I started screaming,” he said. “My wife came in and asked what’s wrong.” Cheverton had experience with this song and dance before. The year prior, it was the same routine with all three events falling within 10 weeks of each other. However, this time she felt better prepared and more at ease. “I think our training at the beginning of this year was a lot tougher, more intervals. Maybe that helped me have three solid meets in a row,” she said. “And that’s tough to do not just physically but mentally and emotionally.” Cheverton did have one other thing to help her through it all: her team. “Big Tens is really our focus. We don’t even really talk about NCAAs until it’s over,” she said. “The one thing I love about college swimming is that it is still a team sport. You want to do well so you can get points for your team.” Her fellow OSU swimmers made sure they were there in Canada, in some way, supporting her. “Through Facebook and other means you are always getting messages encouraging you. When I won the 400 free(style), I got like 1,000 text messages from people saying, ‘Good job!’” You wouldn’t know by her post-race interview how excited she really was. “People made fun of me because they pull you out of the pool and immediately interview you when you win,” Cheverton said. “Apparently I sounded not excited at all, but I think I was just in shock.” Though she finished her degree in psychology in December, Cheverton has already started working on a second degree, in human development and family studies. She will take some time off from swimming to recuperate, then focus on the task ahead. Dorenkott said he feels there can be more swimming in her future. “It’s another step in her development as an athlete,” he said. read more

Fancy some good pub grub Head up to Down or maybe down

first_imgWHEN IT COMES to ‘pub grub’ look no further than Co. Down. That’s according to the ‘Michelin Eating-Out In Pubs Guide’ which has no less than seven pubs from the Mourne County in its 2014 list.In total, there are thirty-four Irish pubs spread across fifteen counties included in the listing, with Cork following close behind Down with six bars in the guide.The guide recommends 577 pubs across Ireland and Britain with the authors saying that they were selected ‘first and foremost, for the quality of their food’.Not only does Down have the most inclusions, but two of its towns have two separate pubs on the list. Donaghdee itself has Grace Neill’s and Pier 36 with Hillsborough represented by The Parson’s Nose and The Plough In.The town of Caherciveen in Kerry also has two pubs on the list, O’Neill’s Seafood Bar and QC’s with Clonakilty also keeping pace with An Súgan and Deasy’s.Below is the county-by-county breakdown of all the Irish pubs in the  Michelin list:Down (7): Pheasant, Coyle’s, Lisbarnett House, Grace Neill’s and Pier 36 and The Parson’s Nose and The Plough Inn.Cork (6) Mary Ann’s, Poacher’s Inn, An Súgan and Deasy’s, Cronin’s and Toddies at The Bulman.Clare (4) Morrissey’s, Vaughan’s Anchor Inn, Wild Honey Inn and Linnane’s Lobster Bar.Mayo (3) Crockets on the Quay, The Tavern and Sheebeen.Galway (2) Moran’s Oyster Cottage and O’Dowd’s.Kerry (2) O’Neill’s Seafood Bar and QC’s.Kildare (2) Ballymore Inn and Fallon’s.Dublin (1) Chop House.Leitrim (1) Oarsman.Louth (1) Fitzpatricks.Sligo (1) Hargadons. Tipperary (1) Larkins.Wstmeath (1) Fatted Calf.Wexford (1) Lobster Pot.Wicklow(1) Byrne & Woods.Read: Michelin star success for two Kilkenny restaurants > Read: The complete history of coffee in one infographic >last_img read more

Geek deals Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27inch monitor Apple TV more

first_imgWhile most people probably think they are happy with their computing experience today, one aspect that many underestimate is that of the monitor. It’s one of those things where once you experience the other side, it’s hard to go back.For those of us with more desk space and a proper computer, multiple monitors are a productivity godsend. To keep the logistical side a little simpler, a single, larger high-resolution display is a great way to improve productivity and effectively breathe new life into your computing experience.Dell’s UltraSharp U2713HM is one of the best displays you’ll find on the market for under $1000. While that number may sound like a lot for just one part of your computer, do try to keep in mind that it is the part you use the most, that displays outlast most computers, and they can be used with multiple computers at a time.The U2713HM measures in at 27-inches and sports WQHD resolution; that’s a 2560×1440 pixels for those keeping count. It’s a fair sight higher than the more common 1920×1080 panels.While the extra pixels and screen real estate are key for computing productivity, the U2713HM also uses an in-plane switching (IPS) LCD panel. Without getting too much into the nitty gritty, such LCD panels offer great viewing angles and deeper, richer colors than nearly all other types. That’s why Apple uses them in all of their premium displays.It will hook up to nearly any device you’ve got via the DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA inputs; it even has a USB 3.0 hub built-in. Being a premium product, Dell backs it with a 3 year advance exchange warranty and their Premium Panel guarantee. These mean that Dell ships you a replacement monitor in the event you need warranty service and they will replace the LCD if you ever get any bright pixels.Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit LCD Monitor for $629.99 + free shipping (reg. $799, ends soon)Our other top deals:Apple TV 1080p (newest model) for $89 + Free shipping (reg. $99.99)HP ENVY Spectre XT 13t-2100 13.3-inch Core i5 Ultrabook for $849.99 + Free shipping(reg. $999.99 | use coupon NB9278 | ends Nov. 12 or sooner)Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle for $399.99 + Free shipping (reg. $449.99)last_img read more