September 19, 2021

Half-time: Spurs 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgGary Cahill’s spectacular volley gave Chelsea a deserved lead at White Hart Lane.The Premier League leaders dominated possession in the early stages and went ahead when Cahill smashed the ball into the roof of the net after William Gallas could only half clear a deep corner.The attacking trio of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata posed constant problems on the break and wasted a number of promising situations to double the lead.Mata had Chelsea’s best chance but blazed the ball over after keeper Brad Friedel saved his first shot.Spurs had a couple of decent openings as the half wore on, with Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson both going close.But the Blues, who have not won at Tottenham since 2005, stood firm to lead at the interval.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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‘We call him the low-key GOAT’: A’s club option on Yusmeiro Petit may be easy money spent

first_imgFlash back a few months to the summer’s rise that preceded a hard October fall: in particular, a 4-3, extra-inning mid-July comeback win against the Astros in Houston that sent a shockwave through the clubhouse a Richter Scale might pick up.In it Matt Olson hit a game-tying, three-run homer off Roberto Osuna in the ninth inning. Ramón Laureano hit a go-ahead single in the 11th. The story revolved around how the A’s defied odds, used flashy heroics to mend an Achilles heel. But behind the …last_img read more

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Ohio’s corn crop facing heat pollination challenges

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Heat is one of the necessary components of a successful corn crop, but too much heat can be detrimental. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Lisa Worl shares with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins what to watch for if corn fields were going though pollination and the recent heat wave a the same time.last_img

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BCCI top brass grilled over FEMA violations in IPL

first_imgThe top brass of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), including President Shashank Manohar, appeared before a Parliamentary panel on Wednesday to answer queries related to the organisation of the cash-awash Indian Premier League.Apart from Manohar, BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan and IPL Chairman Chirayu Amin were grilled over Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations during the conduct of the highly popular Twenty20 tournament.The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, had also summoned IPL Governing Council member former cricketer Ravi Shastri for a hearing.The issue was with the Committee for long and it had spoken to the Finance Ministry in the recent past. On Wednesday, it called the bigwigs of BCCI for clarifications.The BCCI was asked about the funding pattern of the IPL and the methods adopted for payment to foreign and Indian players.The Committee asked BCCI officials if they were aware about a government report that investments made by IPL franchisees such as Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians were rooted from outside India through entities, located in countries such as Mauritius, Bahamas, British Virgin Island.They asked why the BCCI did not take approval from RBI, SIPB and other agencies for the above mentioned foreign exchange transactions.It also asked how does the BCCI ensured that FDI received by the franchisees is not tainted money.”Do you agree that large scale FEMA violations have been committed by the IPL Franchisees and their associates? If so what are the reasons thereof? What is the approach of the BCCI in this issue?,” was another query.advertisementThe BCCI was also asked to explain the ownership and shareholding pattern of the IPL franchisees, saying that it has noticed that in certain cases the investment have been made by some person/entity but share for corresponding money have been issued in the name of some other persons/entities.The Committee also sought details of the expenses incurred on the conduct of the second edition of the IPL in South Africa in 2009. The IPL was held in South Africa in 2009 due to a clash of dates with the general elections in India.It asked whether BCCI followed FEMA and RBI guidelines for organisation of the second edition and how much money was credited into the Cricket South Africa account.Making another case of FEMA violation against the BCCI, the Committee said the Board had not taken permission from RBI and Income Tax Department for opening and operating foreign current account in South Africa.It said opening and operating of the account through an explicit agreement with the CSA could be construed as FEMA violation as the operations of the account were controlled by BCCI.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Women Count. So It Is Time to Count Women.

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 17, 2010June 20, 2017By: Jill Sheffield, Founder and President, Women DeliverClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The MHTF is soliciting reactions from the maternal health community to the newly released UN MMR data. Our hope is that, together, these comments will serve as a springboard for discussion and provide momentum towards MDG5.There’s no doubt that this is excellent news. The new UN maternal mortality figures further confirm the trend that the IHME data suggested earlier this year: there is a global downward trend in maternal mortality. Who could be disappointed with that? Our hard work over the past decades is paying off.But great news doesn’t detract from the persistent need for good, accurate, and real-time data in the maternal health field. Figures we have are estimates based, for many countries, on low-quality and incomplete data, or they are numbers derived from data models.The estimates provide us with an important but sketchy picture of maternal mortality worldwide, because it is so often difficult to obtain accurate, comprehensive data on this issue. Many deaths aren’t counted because they occur in places where there is no system to track them — poor and rural villages or ill-equipped clinics — or because the women dying are those most marginalized and neglected by their communities. Too often, they simply do not count.While every bit of new data helps us understand this epidemic we have been fighting, we need to continue demanding excellence of ourselves and others in delivering good, solid data. We need more rigorous systems of monitoring and evaluation at the local, national, and regional levels, and to better emphasize the importance of data — what accurate and timely figures enable us to know, do, and solve.To those of us in the field, it couldn’t be any clearer that women are the cornerstone of their families, communities, and economies. They drive economic development and they nurture our future generation. While we continue to push for implementing proven solutions —like universal access to family planning, safe abortion services, and skilled care before, during, and after childbirth — our message should be clear: every woman counts, and therefore should be counted.Visit www.womendeliver.orgto learn more!Share this:last_img read more

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10 months agoAgent reveals Barcelona interest for Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan

first_imgAgent reveals Barcelona interest for Alaves defender Guillermo Maripanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan has revealed the interest of Barcelona.Marcelo Contreras has made this claim.”We proposed him to the sporting manager a month ago and they’re considering the possibility, but it would be for summer,” he told El Grafico in Chile.”They have been looking at him for some time.”The fact that Arturo Vidal and Munir are there is good because they know him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Graphic: Here Is How Baylor, Oklahoma, And Oklahoma State Can Win The Big 12

first_imgOklahoma balloons fly.TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Balloons for the Oklahoma Sooners fly outside of Sun Devil Stadium before the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes on December 30, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)With just a few weeks remaining until the College Football Playoff field is decided, the Big 12 is still up in the air. Oklahoma is the favorite to win the conference and make the four team field, but there are still scenarios in which Baylor and Oklahoma State can capture the conference crown. Three games—Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Baylor-TCU, and Baylor-Texas—will decide the conference champion. ESPN’s Max Olson tweeted out a handy, simple chart explaining all of the possible scenarios.So who wins the Big 12? Here’s the updated and much simpler chart.— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 22, 2015After last year’s debacle with Baylor and TCU, the Big 12 made head-to-head result the first tiebreaker to name a conference champion, so if Oklahoma wins Bedlam, it will take home the crown due to its win over Baylor. If Oklahoma State wins Bedlam, it need either TCU or Texas to knock off the Bears. Otherwise, Baylor will win the league.We’re pretty excited to see it all play out.last_img read more

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First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite skeptics

first_imgWASHINGTON – Pushing back against her critics, Melania Trump said Tuesday she’s committed to fighting cyberbullying despite the knocks she’s gotten for taking on the issue when her husband regularly uses Twitter to berate his foes and call them names.“I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic,” the first lady said. “I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue. But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. I am here with one goal: helping children and our next generation.”Mrs. Trump made her comments as she convened executives from major online and social media companies at the White House to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety. The meeting came more than a year after she announced that cyberbullying would be her cause if Trump were elected president.The choice was immediately assailed, but Mrs. Trump said she won’t back down.She said she gets many letters from children who have been bullied or feel threatened on social media. She acknowledged that the issue has been studied for years, and told the executives she wants to hear “what you have learned, what has been accomplished, and what progress still needs to be made.”“I believe together we can make a real difference in encouraging positive behaviours on social media,” she added.Amazon, Snap, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft sent representatives, as did the Internet Association and the Family Online Safety Institute.All the major technology companies have strict policies prohibiting harassment and other bullying behaviour on their services, but primarily rely on users to report abuses and weed them out. They try to clearly spell out the kinds of remarks and other posts that won’t be tolerated in special sections such as one Facebook, the largest online social network, has set up. Instagram, a popular service among kids and young adults for sharing photos and videos, provides links to the U.S. government’s anti-bullying site and tips from a cyberbullying research centre on one of its help pages.But the efforts so far have fallen short, leading to rampant abuses that even some of the companies acknowledge have driven away or tormented portions of their audience.It got so bad on Twitter, which has 68 million U.S. users, that the San Francisco company vowed last fall to crack down on hateful tweets. Among other things, Twitter adopted new policies aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online — a common bullying tactic.Yik Yak, another messaging app once popular among high school and college students, shut down last year partly because schools banned it following complaints about bullying and harassment.Online bullying takes many shapes, but some of the most common tactics include posting embarrassing or salacious photos, making demeaning or cruel remarks under a photo or in a general post about someone, and sharing screenshots of what at least one person thought was a private text.Harassment is widespread and extends beyond teenagers. A Pew Research Center poll last year found 41 per cent of U.S. adults believed they had been harassed online.The popularity and volume of content on major social media sites presents a huge challenge in policing what is being shared. Facebook, for instance, has 2.1 billion worldwide users who collectively share billions of posts on their pages daily. More than 300 hours of video is uploaded to Google’s YouTube site every minute.The companies are also constantly struggling to balance the desire to prevent harassment and other abuses with a commitment to freedom of expression.In some cases, they see harassment and still look the other way. For instance, some of President Trump’s more vitriolic tweets have openly mocked and denigrated people, prompting calls for Twitter to shut down his account and ban him from its service. But Twitter has declined, maintaining the news value of the president’s tweets eclipses complaints about him being a bully.There is no federal law that applies to bullying. State laws vary, ranging from requiring public schools to have bullying policies to requiring anonymous reporting systems, said Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University. The federal government can best help by giving schools more tools and money to provide programs, Hinduja said.Mrs. Trump announced in a speech near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign that her priority as first lady would be to fight cyberbullying.___AP Business Writer Michael Liedtke in San Francisco contributed to this report.___Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: read more

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Markets Right Now Stocks move higher on Wall Street

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street in midday trading as technology companies bounce back following big losses the day before.Chipmakers were doing especially well Tuesday after taking a beating on Monday. Nvidia was up 6 per cent and Intel rose 2.6 per cent.Amazon was up 1 per cent. The booming online retailer said it would split its much-anticipated second headquarters operations between New York and northern Virginia.The S&P 500 index rose 17 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 2,743.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 77 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 25,462. The Nasdaq composite added 87 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 7,288.The price of oil fell again, extending its losing streak to 12 days.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.16 per cent.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street following a plunge led by technology stocks the day before.Technology stocks were among the biggest gainers in early trading Tuesday. Microsoft climbed 1.3 per cent.Advance Auto Parts climbed 7.7 per cent after reporting strong results and raising its forecast.The S&P 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,740.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 55 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 25,445. The Nasdaq composite added 67 points, or 1 per cent, to 7,271.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.17 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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