The chances of Kyler Murray ever playing a single inning of baseball for the Oakland A’s organization may have just taken a severe blow.According to The Chronicle, Murray is expected to capitalize on his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Oklahoma by declaring for the NFL Draft Sunday, one day before the deadline for underclassmen to declare. The thought of Murray choosing football over baseball back in June when he was drafted ninth overall was a pipe dream at best, but after leading the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In an effort to support farmers in need, Van Wert and Paulding Counties are working together to collect items to take out to Nebraska to help those in need. The group is planning to travel to Nebraska leaving April 12. They need help to collect as many items as possible. There are many ways to donate your time, treasures and talents. Specific details include:1. Donate any items from the list below and drop off at the donation area. Deadline for physical donations is Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Drop off locations are the Paulding County or Van Wert County Fairgrounds.2. If one cannot donate from the supplies list, we are asking for monetary donations. The cost of fuel, meals and rooming per vehicle will be around $2,000 as an estimate per vehicle in the caravan. Any monetary donations can be made out to the Paulding County Area Foundation with memo “Nebraska Relief Fund.” Those not wishing to travel to Paulding can drop off the checks to the Van Wert County Extension Office on the Fairgrounds (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00pm) or the Paulding County Extension Office (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm). Those donations will be delivered to the Paulding County Area Foundation. Monetary donations can be collected at any time or mailed to the Paulding County Area Foundation c/o Nebraska Relief Fund, 101 East Perry Street, Paulding, Ohio 45879. Additionally, farmers wanting to donate an in-kind grain donation can transfer or drop off grain at area elevators in the name of the Paulding County Area Foundation. Please contact Lisa McClure for additional information on the grain or monetary donations. Her number is (419)399-8296. Extra money raised after the travel costs will be donated to the Nebraska State Farm Bureau Disaster Fund.3. Supplies listPriority #1 (Fencing): Barbed Wire, Electric Fencing, Leather Gloves, Fencing Pliers, Wooden Posts (Creosote Covered), Wooden Fence Posts, T-PostsPriority #2 (Hay): Large Round or Square BalesPriority #3 (Livestock Feed): Mineral Blocks or Salt Licks, Bagged Calf Starter Feed, Cow Feed, Milk Replacer, Horse FeedPriority #4 (Other): Livestock Bedding- Straw Bales or Corn Cob (No Shavings), Bagged Ag Lime, Contractor Trash Bags, Large Round Trash Cans with LidsAs much as the thought is appreciated, Nebraska is overwhelmed with donations of water, cleaning supplies, baby items, clothes, and food. Please consider a monetary donation if those items are the only things you would consider donating to those in need. Supply donations need to be done and collected no later than Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the evening. There will be an organized collection drive from 8:30am-12:30pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Jr. Fair Dairy barn located on the south end of the fairgrounds in Van Wert County.Those wishing to donate should come to the east doors (facing Washington Street) to unload. Those with larger trailers should enter at Gate 4 for ease of maneuvering. On Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Paulding County Fairgrounds will be an additional live drive. Please enter at the Main Gate near the Extension Building.There will be help to unload at both locations. If you are unable to come during those times and have a large donation to unload, please contact Heather Gottke at the Van Wert Extension Office at (419) 238-1214 to make arrangements or Tony Miller in Paulding County at (419)203-1673. If you are interested in getting more involved you can check out the Facebook page, Van Wert to Nebraska #farmershelpingfarmers for more information.
In May 2010, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (a subsidiary of Knauf, the international building materials giant) agreed to cover the cost of drywall replacement in about 50 homes built by Beazer Homes USA, which had used KPT’s Chinese-made drywall in the houses. The agreement was pegged to evidence that the drywall off-gassed hydrogen sulfide, which corroded some metal fixtures and whose foul smell made the buildings uninhabitable.At the time, a lawyer representing KPT said the company was negotiating settlements with at least 10 other builders who had used the drywall. The Beazer settlement was indeed just the beginning. This month the company and attorneys representing plaintiff and homebuilder groups announced another agreement that initiates a partnership between KPT and a number of major builders to repair from 200 to 300 homes afflicted with the defective drywall.This settlement represents progress – albeit incremental progress – toward resolution of the drywall problem, which, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, affected as many as 6,300 homes, most of them in the Southeast, where high humidity seems to increase the reactivity of the drywall.It doesn’t end here for KPTIn addition to covering repair costs through this new settlement, KPT is reckoning with another 1,200 homes as they progress through the KPT “demonstration remediation program” – a process established by the Chinese drywall Multi-District Litigation, or MDL, formed in 2009 to consolidate all federal cases concerning the drywall, most of which was imported into the U.S. between 2004 and 2006.The Consumer Product Safety Commission has heard complaints about the drywall from 3,905 homeowners in 42 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico. This newly announced settlement was reached by KPT, attorneys representing an entity called the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and attorneys representing the Homebuilder Steering Committee. Most of the plaintiffs covered by the agreement are in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The ITU released this statement in response, ironically detailing that while some delegates were frustrated at being unable to access online documents, “a spirit of camaraderie prevailed, with those who had access to up-to-date online versions of the texts willingly sharing with other delegates in order to keep discussions moving forward.”If anything, though, this move could backfire on the hackers responsible, giving the conference additional credence and legitimacy to push for more cybersecurity. Whatever happens long term, the world is watching and waiting as the story develops. We’re still at the halfway point of the conference, which concludes Friday, December 14. And no matter what the delegation decides, it will then be up to individual governments to approve or reject any decisions.Let’s just hope they make the right choices…because in the name of security, the wild and wooly Internet we know and love could go the heavily regulated route of radio and television. And it would never be the same again.Photo Courtesy Of itupictures adam popescu Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… In the span of 24 hours, two major strikes against the secretive International Telecommunication Union‘s World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai point to the Internet community hitting back in an attempt to bring transparency – and disruption – to the 12-day meeting of world governments about the future of the Internet (see Free And Open? World Governments Discuss The Internet In Secret). Alleged leaked documents and a hack against the conference has the Web buzzing.The LeakAt the core of the controversy is one of the meeting’s major issues: Deep packet inspection (or DPI) technology, a Web surveillance tool.Australian journalist Asher Wolf claims she got a hold of alleged “secret documents” on DPI (providing a road map for how to regulate sites like BitTorrent) via the ITU’s Toby Johnson. She says Johnson emailed her and asked her not to publish the unedited documents. But she did anyway. In a comment to ReadWrite, Wolf said she never claimed the documents were leaked. “It was the media who used that word,” she explained. Wolf says the material was already available online in draft form, and criticized the media for not bothering “to ask for copies of relevant documents before the ITU’s DPI recommendations were ratified.”“Regardless whether the document is considered ‘leaked’ or not, I think the reaction to the publication of the document suggests there’s a disconnect when it comes to internet policy, media coverage and public awareness,” Wolf said. The ITU’s Johnson also denied that the documents were leaked, first on Twitter then in a private email exchange. Johnson says the documents are unedited material, and not secret. Here’s the ITU’s rationale for DPI use, which strangely enough, was written in response to the Center for Democracy and Technology‘s publication on Wednesday of the ITU adopting a new international DPI technological standard. Johnson says the documents in question, which can be found via a search on the ITU site (Y.2770), will be published in the coming weeks with minor editorial changes.“I sent a pre-published version of the standard in question (Y.2770) to a journalist/activist that had expressed an interest,” Johnson said. “Pre-published means that it’s available only to members while some final editing is done. It is by no means a secret document. It’s just subject to some final tweaks before being published. I’d rather she hadn’t published it in that form but it’s no big deal.”But despite Johnson’s candor, it is a big deal. Why? Because this back and forth hints at a lack of openness between the ITU and the outside world. And if the nonprofit CDT’s reporting is correct, that means that the DPI standard was adopted before the conference. “DPI technologies are nothing new of course,” Johnson wrote in email response. “The proposal to standardize comes from our members (mostly private sector) and is a way of making it easier for manufacturers to take into account these requirements.”At this point, it’s still not clear why Johnson would send unedited material, but what is clear is how fast the finger pointing and ownership of the messaging of this conference and this gaffe is coming into play. The overall rhetoric from the ITU is that it’s here to better the Internet community. But the Web isn’t buying it.“The whole question of whether the document was leaked or not kind of implies that the process isn’t as open as it might be,” says Jim Fenton, chief security officer of digital identity service OneID, and formerly of Cisco Systems.Fenton says while the content of the documents themselves aren’t that surprising, the lack of transparency between the public and the ITU is worrisome. In other words, PR missteps and poor timing are bringing to the forefront questionable ITU behavior, even if the material it did send was in fact public – or at least soon to become so. The HackAnd then there’s the hack. On Wednesday, the ITU’s site was knocked off-line for two hours, allegedly by members of the Anonymous collective, allegedly in response to the DPI standard‘s shady introduction. 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The about 60,000 strong crowd inside the grand Jawaharlal Nehru stadium went berserk as they bid goodbye to ‘Shera’, the mascot of the 19th Commonwealth Games that ended on Thursday.Sending the spectators in frenzy, Shera entered the field in an open decorated auto-rickshaw along with singer Shaan.Shaan, 38, a playback singer who apart from his albums and Bollywood music has given his voice to many hit Bengali, Telegu and Tamil film songs, sang to an energetic Shera on behalf of athletes and everyone present at the stadium.A smiling Shera waved his hands as they took a circle in the red coloured auto inside the arena.Shera does not leave until he gives a heartful performance with Shaan amidst the roaring shouts of joy from the spectators.–with PTI inputs
Time for the post-State of Origin 1 edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch and the last-day-of-May edition, the edition that signifies the end of autumn and the start of winter. With temperatures dropping to the minuses overnight here in the ACT, we’re starting to feel it, letting us know that Christmas is just under 7 months away… * Well after Queensland’s nail biting 24-20 win in the first game of the NRL State of Origin for 2005, there are no doubt many NSW Touchies out there feeling the heat from their Queensland counterparts. A special congratulations to Matt Bowen, who not only took the winning intercept and scored the winning try but is a past Australian Touch representative, taking part in the Australian 18’s Mens 1999 tour and the 2000 Trans Tasman Youth Series. Congratulations Matt! * Make sure you keep an eye out this week for the next edition of the ATA newsletter Touch-e-Talk, it’s being released at the end of this week and is full of great stories and tons of info. There’s some added feature stories about All-Nations representatives, with the media starting to take an interest in these players. * The newsletter will be available for download on the ATA website, however, if you would like it emailed directly to you simply send an email to [email protected] and let Rachel know. * The next article on www.sportsnews.com.au is also due for release this week…with the topic set to be the State of Origin series, in Touch and the NRL. Make sure you keep an eye on the ATA website, a link to the Sports News website will be up as soon as the story is done. Sports News is a great website and it’s a fantastic opportunity to put Touch into the media and world of sport. * There’s some big changes afoot with the ATA Constitution and so forth. Please make sure you have a read of the article “Governance Review FAQ’s” on the ATA homepage. It’s got heaps of info and several documents on what’s going to be happening and the process for this. Definitely worth a read. * The NSWTA 2005 Country Championships are done and won, with Central Coast defeating Yass to take the Mens Open division and Newcastle Uni defeating Wagga for the Womens Open division. For the full story, please use the following link: http://www.nswtouch.com.au/index.cgi?det=1&intArticleID=924&sID=12 * Touch SA have introduced the Mitchell Cup, a new intrastate challenge cup to help develop their elite Mens and Womens Open players. All the info can be found on their website http://www.touch-sa.asn.au/ * Victoria Mens Open are holding their trials in June, check out http://www.victouch.com.au/ for all the info. * Nominations will be called for next with for referees and a referees manager to attend the National 18’s Championships in Coffs Harbour from September 7-10. So keep an eye on the ATA website and get your nominations in early, numbers are limited. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]
OSU senior forward Marc Loving (2) looks down the court to redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) during the Buckeyes 78-68 win over Navy on Nov. 11. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorEarly on against Jackson State, the Ohio State men’s basketball team looked to be hitting a bit of a slump. After jumping out to an early lead, OSU found itself trailing after back-to-back 3-pointers from the Tigers. The six-point lead by Jackson State would be its largest lead of the contest, as the Buckeyes came roaring back with a pair of 3-pointers from redshirt junior guard Kam Williams and freshman forward Andre Wesson.From there, the Buckeyes seemingly cruised to a 78-47 victory over Jackson State. It wasn’t quite the 85-41 drubbing OSU gave to the Tigers last time the two teams met in 2011, but it sent fans home happy. Led by Williams in the first half with 12 points, and a healthy dose of assists from sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle, OSU improved to 5-0 this season, with four of those five wins at home.The win came without the help of junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, who sat out for the second straight week with a sprained ankle.For the third week in a row, Lyle was instrumental to the team’s win, finishing with a team best 11 assists, and even adding 10 points. It’s the first time this season he has picked up a double-double.“Basketball isn’t always scoring the ball,” he said.In the first half, Lyle played the role of distributor, racking up eight assists. Two of his first half assists came by way of thunderous alley-oops to redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson. Lyle hit Thompson on back-to-back possessions in midair, while the 7-foot center jammed home the finish both times.Jackson State struggled in the first half, going just 1-for-10 to close out the initial period. The Buckeyes, on the other hand, picked up five makes on their last six attempts. Overall, the Tigers’ finished the night shooting just 29.5 percent, while OSU set a 55.3 percent mark.The Tigers’ were led by redshirt junior guard Paris Collins. The Texas native finished the game with 19 points and 11 rebounds, all topping his season averages.OSU’s top-scorer, senior forward Marc Loving, poured in three 3-point shots. After picking up just six points against Western Carolina in OSU’s last game, Loving was able to find a groove and find the basket on multiple occasions for 19 points.“Here’s the thing, Marc is — I know 19 points, but he’s doing a real good job defending,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. “We got to keep building on that. But it was good to see a couple shots go down for him. I thought he had good leg drive on the shots and even the ones he missed were good shots, so hopefully we can continue to build on that. We need him playing well, there’s no question.”It was a season-high for Loving, who had been struggling with his shot in the team’s first few games. Clearly in a good mood following the win, he and Lyle were joking with the media. When asked what was different in tonight’s performance, Loving smiled and cracked a joke.“The ball went in. That’s pretty much it,” he said.The second half was far from perfect for OSU, as the Buckeyes shot under 30 percent in the first 10 minutes of the second period. However, defensive pressure helped keep the lead in favor of the Scarlet and Gray. OSU forced 20 turnovers, and allowed just nine assists by Jackson State.Jackson State falls to 1-4 this season and will return home to face Western Carolina on Saturday. OSU remains at home and will face Marshall on Friday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
The former Italian national team manager was presented with Lega Serie A club Chievo Verona and talks about his motivation for taking this jobGian Piero Ventura has managed teams since 1976. He knows most of the Italian Lega Serie A clubs.He even managed to coach Italy from 2016 to 2017.And now, he’s been selected to be the new Chievo Verona boss.Juventus and Bayern Munich chasing Ibrahim Karamoko Taimoor Khan – June 26, 2019 Ibrahim Karamoko is getting a lot of attention from the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich following some excellent displays for Chievo Verona.Aged just…“I have a ferocious desire to start again. It wasn’t hard to say yes to Campedelli, I know this isn’t an easy challenge but I have a lot of adrenaline,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“I live this beginning with the enthusiasm of a child. Will we use a three-man defense? It’s possible, we’ll try to find the formation that gets the most out of the players”“After a defeat, it wasn’t possible to keep going with my work. Too bad, now I look forward. I have a big regret since I wasn’t able to do what I set out to do,” he answered when he was questioned about his time managing the national team.
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti would like to see Mauro Icardi extend his stay at the club for many years and become a legend.Icardi has been a subject of transfer speculation for major big sides in Europe considering his clinical nature in front of goal.The striker played his 200th game for the Nerazzurri against PSV on Tuesday night, scoring in a 1-1 draw which saw his side eliminated from the Champions League.“His contribution is always very important,” Zanetti acknowledged, speaking to Football Italia via Xinhua on a visit to China.Di Canio: ‘Undisciplined’ Icardi & PSG perfect for each other Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Paolo Di Canio reckons Mauro Icardi and Paris Saint-Germain are a match made in heaven as the club are a perfect fit for “undisciplined players”.“I hope he can stay for many years and become a legend in the club’s history.”Zanetti also reflected on Tuesday’s match, which sees the Beneamata drop to the Europa League.“Last season’s objective was to qualify for the Champions League, unfortunately, our journey ended with the PSV match.“That doesn’t mean we don’t have any more objectives. Serie A, the Europa League, and the Coppa Italia are three very important competitions for us, and we need to keep putting in good performances.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Sept 2015 – Digicel & NBA Youth Jumpstart Clinic was a two-day event in Provo, which started on Monday. The official opening and press conference was held on Sunday at the Graceway Sports Centre in Providenciales.Two NBA coaches from the league’s International Basketball Operations were in country, here to oversee the clinic which focused on player development, as well as developing local coaching expertise. Thanks to Digicel, the Turks & Caicos was one of six countries selected to host the clinic, which will return next year, according to Sports Minister Akierra Missick and perhaps take place on another island. Thousands without power in TCI Related Items:akierra missick, digicel, jumpstart clinic, nba Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines