DAVV University organise 51st convocation after two-year delay

first_imgAfter a long halt of two and a half years, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, will finally organize its 51st annual convocation on December 1.Multiple hundreds of students from the 2013 -13 and 2013-14 batches would be awarded with their respective achievement at the convocation ceremony.It is speculated that the cancellation of convocation consecutively was due to the poor health condition of the then chancellor, Ram Naresh Yadav, among other reasons, as reported by HT.51st convocation of DAVVThe 51st convocation ceremony would be held at the university auditorium on Thursday. While chancellors of all state universities will grace the ceremony with their presence, Governor Omprakash Kohli would chair the convocation. Among other dignitaries, Prof. DS Chouhan, Vice-Chancellor of JLA University, Mathura was invited as the chief guest at the ceremony.Special appearancesCity Mayor Malini Goud and State Higher Education Minister Sanjay Pathak was invited as a special guestAs many as 272 meritorious students with gold and silver medal of the two batches besides 61 PhD scholars would be awardedAround 33, 000 graduates and 11, 000 postgraduates, 375 MPhil, and 185 PhD scholars will be awarded degrees in absentiaGender gap in accoladesThe university once again boasted more number of girls winning medals.While 204 girls won a medal, there are only 68 boys on the medal tally.While 86 girls of the 2012-13 batch will be conferred with gold medals, 14 are slated for silver medalsWhile 90 girls of the 2013-14 batch would be conferred with gold, 14 will get silverRitu Bansal, an MBBS students, would be conferred with four gold medals and two silvers for excellence in academic record, and yet another engineering student, Anshu Hirani would be confer with four gold medals26 gold medals and two silver medals would be given to boys.Read: SC to monitor setting up of International University in OdishaadvertisementRead: No subsidy for foreign students in IIT Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

See Pics: Manushi Chhillar rocking it at Hardwell’s India concert

first_imgLast night, Mumbai saw a carnivalesque, winter extravaganza, with hundreds of people cheering to the music of Dutch DJ, Hardwell.The musician was in the country to perform as part of the Guestlist4Good music concert that was held at DY Patil Stadium. But the artist’s rocking performance wasn’t the only highlight of the grand show. What added further lustre to the night was a host of celebrities who were spotted in the audience.Among them was Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar, who seemed to be enjoying the concert to bits, with her friends and colleagues.Ever since Manushi landed in India, she has been busy attending press conferences, programmes and ceremonies. And yet, amidst all of her commitments, she managed to spare time to attend the concert.Also Read: Manushi Chhillar: As a doctor and Miss World, my purpose is the sameSporting a sheer, black dress by Falguni & Shane Peacock, Manushi looked all geared up to groove to the music. Here’s a glimpse of the beauty queen, having fun with her gang of girls.Picture courtesy: Instagram/navelideshmukhShe took to the stage to wave the Indian flag, to greet the spectators at the concert, which was met with a lot of cheer from the crowd.The diva was also spotted clicking selfies with her friends. In one of them, she posed with Mr World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal and DJ Hardwell himself.Picture courtesy:Instagram/missindiaorglast_img read more

Venus-Serena Possibility Increases

first_imgNEW YORK — All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena.Gathering herself after a mid-match dip in play Friday, Venus reeled off the last five games and beat 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2010.At 35, Venus was the oldest woman in the field. At 18, Bencic was the youngest to make it to the third round. She is mentored by Martina Hingis, who was sitting in the front row of her guest box in Arthur Ashe Stadium on a cloudy, breezy afternoon.During an on-court interview after Venus’ victory Friday, she was asked about having reached her first major final in her U.S. Open debut in 1997 — about six months after Bencic was born. Venus happened to lose that match to Hingis.“Why do you have to bring all that stuff up? It makes me feel old,” Venus replied, chuckling. “I love the game. I love the U.S. Open. I love how everyone got behind me, even when I was down. It’s a wonderful feeling.”Bencic takes the ball early, plays angles Hingis can appreciate, and is considered a likely future star of the game. She showed why last month at a hard-court event in Toronto, earning the title and defeating Serena along the way.Serena is seeking to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open and brought a 50-2 record in 2015 into her match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands scheduled for Friday night.In other action, 13th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, a 2014 semifinalist, was rebuffed in an attempt to get attention from a trainer for cramping in her taped-up right thigh while serving for the match, but eventually held on to beat 17th-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 7-5.“I was so scared,” said Makarova, who now plays 40th-ranekd Kristina Mladenovic of France.Defending champion Marin Cilic was among the men advancing in the afternoon, edging Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-1. Benoit Paire of France eliminated No. 26 Tommy Robredo, and No. 19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, both in straight sets.After getting broken late in the first set Friday, Bencic looked to be making headway in the second against the 23rd-seeded Venus, breaking for a 3-1 lead with a running, down-the-line backhand passing shot that drew an errant volley.“She’s tenacious,” Venus said, “and I’m really pleased to have played a match against someone who’s had a great summer.”Bencic held to go up 4-1.The match would last another 22 minutes — and Bencic would not win another game.Venus collected 21 of the last 29 points, including 11 of the last 12 she served, and wound up with a 31-12 edge in winners. Despite going for her shots, she limited herself to 15 unforced errors.“It’s always a balance for me between playing aggressive and not making errors,” Venus said. “At the end of the day, I’d rather make an error and play aggressive, go for it.”Looking ahead, she could face Serena early next week. Asked on court how aware she was of that, Venus said: “At this point, if you don’t know, you’re — I’m not even going to say. I hope we both get to the quarterfinals. I do.”Since getting to the semifinals five years ago, Venus has lost in the U.S. Open’s first round once, the second round twice and the third round last year.HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer ___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ITF defends chair umpire Carlos Ramos after US Open row

first_imgThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given its backing to chair umpire Carlos Ramos after the US Open final row involving Serena Williams.Ramos was called a “liar” and a “thief” by Serena during her final defeat by Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Saturday.Williams, who was seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, was given a warning for a coaching violation before incurring a point penalty for smashing her racket. She then argued with Ramos, which cost her a game.The ITF has released the following statement relating to umpiring decisions during the 2018 #USOpen Women’s Finalhttps://t.co/unVikjmsUP pic.twitter.com/buWRnWHUFzITF (@ITF_Tennis) September 10, 2018The six-times US Open champion was fined $17,000 by the United States Tennis Association for her outburst.Also read – Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US Open”Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis. Mr. Ramos’ decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open’s decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offences,” the ITF said in a statement on Monday.Also read – Serena Williams fined USD 17000 for rule violations in US Open final”It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate. At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr. Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.”(With Reuters inputs)advertisementlast_img read more

ISL: Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters play out goalless draw in Southern derby

first_imgThe Southern derby between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters ended in a hard-fought goalless stalemate as both teams now face bleak play-off chances in the ongoing edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).The southern giants, desperate for a win at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Thursday, could not score a goal despite fashioning several chances to do so. With points split now, defending champions Chennaiyin climb to eighth in the league with just five points from nine matches, while Kerala remain a spot above with eight points.The home team started the high-voltage fixture with clear intent and created a couple of chances within the first six minutes.Later, both the teams failed to open their account in the first-half of the contest.In the second-half, Kerala started controlling possession and almost made it count when Keziron Kizito did brilliantly to find Sahal Abdul Samad inside the box. The youngster’s shot, however, was kept out by Chennaiyin custodian Sanjiban Ghosh.The home team soon gained momentum with Raphael making things happen for them in attack but none of the teams was able to find the back of the net as the contest ended in a 0-0 draw.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Churning Up a Tastier Butter

first_imgWe know, butter is not something that you regularly use brain cells to consider. But that’s because regular butter is pretty basic and boring. It all changes when you taste the small-batch stuff that Banner Butter is churning up in Georgia.Related: Ode to ButterThey begin with fresh cream from local, grass-fed cows and let it ripen for many hours. This allows good bacteria to form. Once the cream is ready, they slowly churn it in small batches—a process that takes 20 times longer than industrial scale butters. The result: butters that are creamier and tastier than anything you thought possible.The company produces about 800 pounds of the butter a week. They offer salted and unsalted varieties and flavor it with some interesting ingredients. Some of the compound butters they offer include a Roasted Garlic, Basil, Parsley butter, Cinnamon Cardamom Ginger, and Balsamic Fig and Caramelized Onion. Seasonals include Strawberry Mint butter in Spring, Peach butter in Summer, and Pumpkin Spice butter near Halloween.Check out a recipe featuring their Sea Salt Banner Butter to accent Fresh Red Snapper. Perfect for a summer meal.INGREDIENTS2 fresh red snapper filets3 tbsp. Sea Salt Banner Butter1 lemon2 tsp. seafood or fish seasoning (Old Bay or similar)1 tbsp. olive oil1/3 cup dry white wineINSTRUCTIONSPlace oven rack in center of oven.Preheat broiler to 450 degrees.Pat filets dry and lightly coat with olive oil.Slice lemon in half. Cut one-half of lemon into thin slices, use other half for wedges to serve alongside the dish.Arrange pats of butter in an oven-safe pan (or cast iron skillet) and top with thin slices of lemon. Place fish on top of the lemon slices and sprinkle fish with seasoning or salt and pepper.Put pan in the oven and broil for 6 minutes.Remove pan from oven. Spoon the extra butter from the pan on top of the filets and add a splash of white wine.Broil for another 6-8 minutes until done.Serve/Enjoy!*Adjust cooking time to thickness of the filet.  Filets for this recipe were ~¾-1 inch thick.Related: Rock Hard Butter B’Gone! This Sprayer Transforms a Stick into Mist in Seconds The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes How to Cook Steak in the Oven Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summerlast_img read more

Tribute to Mikmaq History Month

first_img The launch of an Aboriginal women’s entrepreneurial tool-kit called Journey to Success was held on Oct. 26 in Millbrook. This event also saw the release of an Aboriginal woman’s statistical profile. About 200 students from the Truro area will see a specialscreening on Wednesday, Nov. 10, of a National Film Boarddocumentary on Aboriginal teenagers in their final year of highschool. The film, entitled Innuvunga, I am Inuk, I am Alive, will beshown at the Empire Studio 7 theatre at the Millbrook PowerCentre in Truro at 9:45 a.m. as a final tribute to Mi’kmaqHistory Month, which began Oct. 1. The screening — which is also open to the public — will be ofparticular interest to Mi’kmaq students who took a film workshopas part of Mi’kmaq History Month. A short piece they created willbe screened as a preview to Innuvunga, I am Inuk, I am Alive. Innuvunga, I am Inuk, I am Alive is being presented by theMi’kmaq MovieMakers program. The documentary tells the story ofeight Aboriginal teenagers in their final year of high school andthe challenges and joys these students experience in the monthsand days prior to graduation. The film is the final tribute to the many successful events heldto celebrate Mi’kmaq History Month in October. Among otherevents: The annual Treaty Day celebrations occurred at Province House on Oct. 1 and included the traditional flag-raising, speeches and award presentations. As part of Treaty Day, the Mi’kmaq also organized an evening of entertainment and a veteran’s parade.center_img On each Tuesday in October, staff of the provincial government were invited to a lunch-and-learn series featuring members of the Mi’kmaq community discussing a wide variety of topics. Speakers included Don Julien, Dan Christmas, Ken Paul and Patti Doyle Bedwell.last_img read more

Posthumous CAF 2013 Legends Prize awarded to late Mehdi Faria

first_imgLagos- The posthumous Legends Prize by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was awarded to late Mehdi Faria, former selector of the Atlas Lions football team, on Thursday in Lagos, during the ceremony of CAF 2013 Awards. The prize was handed by CAF executive committee to the deceased’s son Youssef Faria.   The former coach of the national football team Mehdi Faria passed away, on October 8, at the age of 80 following a long disease.  The name of Mehdi Faria brings up glorious memories of the Moroccan football in the 80s. He was the coach of the national squad which participated in the 1986 world cup in Mexico and was the first African team to qualify for the second round.last_img read more

The White House Announces 5 mln Investment to Promote Girls

Washington DC – The White House announced, Tuesday in Washington, an additional investment of five million dollars to help “overcome the barriers” that hinder girls’ education worldwide.The announcement, made at a ceremony at the Newseum in the U.S. capital on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl, is part of “Let Girls Learn” global initiative, launched in 2005 by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to help give girls everywhere greater access to education.According to a statement to the press at this meeting, marked by the presence of young Moroccan and Liberian girls, the White House announced, since the launch of the initiative, nearly 100 commitments that concern the private sector to improve access of girls to education. “Let Girls Learn” Initiative has improved the future of millions of young girls through mobilizing governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders, said the White House in this document.It added that since its launch in March 2015, the Initiative has invested, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), over a billion dollars in government programs in over 50 countries to help “overcome difficulties that do not allow girls to get the education they deserve.” With MAP read more

UN mission supports decision on final list of polling centres for Afghan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has voiced its full support for the decision of the country’s independent election authorities to reaffirm the final list of polling centres for parliamentary elections later this month.The Independent Election Commission (IEC) confirmed on Sunday that the 18 September vote for members of the Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of the National Assembly in Afghanistan, will be based on the list of polling stations it published on 18 August.“Implementing the election according to this final, published list of polling centres is essential for the effective conduct and transparency of the elections,” UNAMA said in a press statement issued in Kabul.The mission praised the IEC for the “significant progress” in operational and logistical preparations for the elections, which take place a year after Afghans voted in presidential polls, to ensure there are stronger mechanisms against possible fraud.The statement noted that sensitive materials such as ballot papers have been securely packed and transported to the country’s provinces, and the IEC has also recruited and trained staff to work at polling stations.“We are aware of the efforts of the IEC and the Afghan security forces to establish as many secure polling centres as possible, to ensure that voters are able to vote.“While it is a difficult decision not to open polling centres in certain locations, we agree with the decision of the IEC to protect the security of voters, electoral workers and the secure and effective scrutiny of polling centres and voting procedures, including at all times the sensitive polling materials.”More than 2,500 candidates, including at least 400 women, have filed to run in the election for the 249-member Wolesi Jirga.UNAMA underscored in its statement that the ballot “can and must be an important step in strengthening democratic institutions in Afghanistan and an opportunity for the people of Afghanistan to exercise their democratic rights.” 7 September 2010The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has voiced its full support for the decision of the country’s independent election authorities to reaffirm the final list of polling centres for parliamentary elections later this month. read more

Companies in ailing oilpatch look for ways to avoid or delay layoffs

CALGARY — Companies in the ailing oilpatch are looking at ways to avoid layoffs — or at the very least to forestall or minimize them.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has not had to trim its workforce of more than 7,600 as a result of the crude price collapse.“In lieu of layoffs, we went to our staff and said ‘we will do wage reductions.’ And every employee who made more than $50,000 had a wage reduction,” chairman Murray Edwards said to applause at a recent business forum in Lake Louise, Alta.“The majority of employees said they would rather … keep the team together than to have people laid off.”The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has estimated at least 40,000 jobs have been shed in Canada’s oil and gas industry this year, with the bulk in Alberta.With oil prices hovering below US$50 a barrel for much of this year — and dropping below US$40 in recent days — it’s been tough for oil producers to justify investing in new projects.About 1,500 job losses have been announced at oilsands giant Cenovus Energy this year. But in addition to that, the company has taken a hard look at benefits and discretionary spending, said CEO Brian Ferguson.“We did put in a salary freeze in 2015 as did, I think, most of industry. We have reassessed all of our time off practices.”Debby Carreau, CEO of human resources consulting firm Inspired HR, encourages employers to look at all their options before they resort to letting staff go.Never mind $35 a barrel, Canada’s oil is selling for closer to $20Encana Corp slashes dividend and cuts capital spending by more than a quarterThat could include reducing or delaying contributions to Registered Retirement Savings Plans, suspending health spending accounts, freezing salaries or slashing bonuses.Some companies that have cut salaries are rewarding employees with stock. Others have instituted shortened work weeks or given employees “unpaid sabatticals” until things look up.And some have encouraged employees to go back to school or brush up on their training, with a promise that they’ll have a job to return to.Instead of catered lunches in the office every day, maybe it’s sandwiches from Subway once every two weeks now, said Carreau.“Those peripheral fringe benefits can actually add up, especially in Calgary where we’ve had such lucrative compensation plans,” she said.“Some of those things that people don’t automatically look at can actually save on costs and send the right message to the organization — that you care, but you’re doing everything you can to keep the jobs.”Integra Ltd., a company with fewer than 30 employees that helps oil and gas companies manage their documents, has done everything possible to avoid layoffs, said partner Chris Blender.Blender and the firm’s other partners have taken a pay cut. Integra also found a new benefits provider that offers the same services as the old one, but at a lower cost.“Because we’re in the service industry, people are our business and we spend a lot of time to attract and train our people,” he said. “The last thing we want to do is let anybody go during this time.” read more

CID to probe Dehiwala incident

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has taken over the investigations into the grenade attack on the house of Dr. Lalantha Abeyranasinghe in Dehiwala, the police said today.A grenade was lobbed at the doctor’s house yesterday by an unidentified group and as a result doctor’s at state hospitals decided to lunch a strike today in protest over the attack. The police media unit said that the Dehiwala police had already launched investigations into the incident yesterday.However today the CID was tasked to investigate the attack and a team had been deployed to carry out the investigations. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,641.76, down 212.73 points):Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 3.16 per cent, to 49 cents on 5.9 million shares.Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down one cent, or 1.05 per cent, to 94 cents on 5.7 million shares.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 2.91 per cent, to $2 on 4.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down four cents, or 2.12 per cent, to $1.85 on 4.2 million shares.Ram Power, Corp. (TSX:RPG). Utility. Unchanged at half-a-cent on 3.9 million shares.Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Down 14 cents, or 4.49 per cent, to $2.98 on 3.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Retailer. Down $1.56, or 3.25 per cent, to $46.37 on 873,159 shares. Shareholders of The Pantry Inc. have voted to approve a friendly takeover of the company by the Quebec-based Couche-Tard, which has stores throughout the U.S., Canada and northern Europe. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 10, 2015 2:46 pm MDT read more

Commentary Fans jeering Gene Smith cheering Luke Fickell makes for quite a

My favorite halftime show of the Ohio State men’s basketball games is undoubtedly when they bring in that guy who has all the Frisbee-catching dogs. It doesn’t get any better than that.But Sunday’s halftime spectacle which included the basketball crowd cheering OSU defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and jeering athletic director Gene Smith gave the Frisbee guy a run for his money.Here’s what was supposed to happen.New OSU football coach Urban Meyer was supposed to come on the court and introduce his family and coaching staff to the fans. The eager crowd would snap some pictures and cheer excitedly. The staff would wave to some babies and walk off.What actually transpired was much more interesting.I don’t know whose bright idea it was, but I guess it wasn’t acceptable for Meyer to take the microphone and do the introductions himself. Someone had to introduce Meyer so he could get a nice little cheer.There’s nothing wrong with that. It was the first time Meyer had been formally introduced to the fans in a setting other than a press conference.But I will never understand the decision to have Smith introduce Meyer. John Schmo sitting in the nosebleeds would have been a better choice.So before Meyer took the floor, Smith started his walk out to center court.Before he got there, the boos started. It wasn’t just one or two knuckleheads who had a little bit too much fun before the game. It was a chorus, mostly of students, heckling Smith.Not everyone participated and it certainly wasn’t a drowning noise, but people weren’t happy.My question is who let Smith walk out there? The adverse reaction is hardly a surprise. The OSU football program has been riddled with controversy and scandal for more than a year and it’s no secret that more than a few people think Smith deserves the axe for his role in the debacle. There’s no way anyone affiliated with the university wanted something like fans booing to distract from the introduction of the new era of OSU football. It was something so obviously preventable that it baffles me no one threw themselves in front of the train wreck. I guess after the “I just hope he doesn’t dismiss me,” disaster from President E. Gordon Gee following the Jim Tressel-scandal and the litany of bone-head public relations moves that culminated in Tressel’s firing, nothing should surprise me.I just don’t understand how it never occurred to anyone with any say in letting Smith walk to midcourt that “Hey, a lot of people don’t like this Gene Smith guy. Maybe he’ll get booed.”Comically, Smith ignored the boos and tried to drown them out by baiting OSU fans into an “O-H” cheer.Some fans responded, but most continued to steadfastly boo their villain.It wasn’t until Smith finished his introduction that the boo-birds flew away and happily flocked around their newest trophy — Urban Meyer.The cheer was loud and exuberant. Meyer introduced his family and all was back to the plan.But there was one more surprise before the basketball Buckeyes took the floor again.When Meyer introduced Fickell, who is now serving as Meyer’s defensive coordinator, the place went nuts. The positive reaction wasn’t surprising, but the level of it was.Not only was the cheer louder than Meyer’s, but it was the loudest I have ever heard in the Schottenstein Center. People went crazy.Just weeks before, when OSU lost to Michigan for the first time since 2003, people couldn’t wait to show Fickell the door and usher in Meyer to sit on the golden throne of OSU football.Now, Fickell was being revered like he brought the team a national championship.In reality, the fans were showing Fickell gratitude for his handling of an almost impossible situation. He took the OSU job at a time when many would have been afraid.He led the team to a 6-7 record that quite frankly, isn’t good enough for a football program like OSU.OSU fans have a reputation for being arrogant and ruthless, but their outpouring of affection for Fickell showed they have a heart.Sunday’s halftime spectacle put both sides of the average OSU fan on display — the caustic critic and the appreciative spectator.The essence of OSU fans was captured in less than 10 minutes.And it was almost better than a dog catching a Frisbee. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse set to take on Penn State at Ohio

Junior midfielder Jesse King (19) cradles the ball during a game against Marquette Feb. 22 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Brett Amadon / Lantern reporterFresh off its first victory of the season, the No. 19 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is hoping to continue building momentum during the young season.After taking down Marquette Saturday, 11-7, the team is set to battle No. 10 Penn State in Ohio Stadium Saturday for the 2014 Creator’s Trophy.Starting the season with two overtime losses to both Johns Hopkins and Massachusetts, the Buckeyes’ (1-2, 0-0) fortunes reversed with the home victory against Marquette.Freshman midfielder Jake Withers played a key role in that game, winning 14 of 21 faceoffs and collecting 11 ground balls, taking home ECAC co-Rookie of the Week honors in the process.Senior defenseman Dominic Imbordino said winning the faceoff and ground ball battles are important because they give the offense more opportunities to score.“It was definitely big for Jake to get that many wins and ground balls because it gave us that many more possessions on our offensive end,” Imbordino said. “It allows us to play the make-it-take-it, not somebody else.”Penn State (2-1, 0-0), which has big expectations after making the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 2005, is coming off an 8-7 victory at then-No. 4 Notre Dame last Saturday.Senior attackman Shane Sturgis led the way for the Nittany Lions, netting five goals against the Fighting Irish defense. OSU senior defenseman Joe Meurer said Penn State boasts an offense that can put points up on the board, but thinks OSU has a gameplan in place that will limit the Nittany Lions’ chances.“It’s all about adjusting to what we see on film,” Meurer said. “They definitely have a great attack and some capable midfielders, but we will be ready to take them.”Offensively, OSU will look to break down a defense that is yielding only about 8.7 goals per game. Junior midfielders Jesse King and Turner Evans have shined early in the season, but OSU coach Nick Myers said he knows it will take a team effort to put the ball in the back of the net.“They have arguably one of the best goalies in the country in senior Austin Kaut,” Myers said. “For us, it’s going to be generating quality shots and then finishing off those opportunities.”Last season, the Buckeyes won a nail-biter in Happy Valley after King scored in overtime as time expired.“We know they are a great team; they are really hard-nosed and gritty,” Meurer said. “It’s just about not only matching that but taking it to another level, playing with more fire and energy than them. I think we will come out on top.”Myers said the importance of this game goes well beyond what happens during the 2014 campaign.“This is why you come to Ohio State,” Myers said. “It’s a top 10 opponent and a rivalry in Penn State … It’s important for not only the 2014 team, but also to all the men who have made this program what it is.”Gametime is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. read more

Zara and Mike Tindall name their daughter Lena Elizabeth in nod to

Zara, a champion equestrian rider who won a team silver in the London 2012 Olympics, and former England rugby captain Tindall have been together for 15 years and married in Edinburgh in July 2011.The new baby is thought to be the heaviest royal baby in recent years, taking over the record from Zara’s niece Savannah Phillips, who was 8lb 8oz when born in 2010.When Zara – daughter of the Princess Royal – was born in 1981, she had no right to a title, being born down the female line as the offspring of a daughter of a sovereign. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Zara and Mike Tindall have named their new baby daughter Lena Elizabeth in a nod to the Queen, but their younger girl’s forename has raised some eyebrows. Lena Elizabeth Tindall, was born at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire on Monday, June 18, weighing 9lb 3oz. A spokeswoman for the couple said: “It was just a name they liked.” But Lena has a multitude of meanings. The name is a diminutive from Elena, which is an Ancient Greek name that means light, according to the London-based translation agency KL Translations Ltd. But when taken from Latin as a noun, Lena means a female pimp or a woman who entices, allures or seduces. The name is popular in Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden, where it is used both as a male and female forename. It is also a relatively common girl’s name in Wales. The newest addition to the royal family is a younger sister to four-year-old Mia Tindall.Lena is 19th in line to the throne, and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s seventh great-grandchild.The baby is also a second cousin to Prince George and Princess Charlotte and their younger brother Prince Louis, who was born just under two months ago. She is not an HRH, does not have a title and will be simply Miss Tindall. The family are said to be adapting well to becoming a family of four. read more

Un primatologue invente une appli iPhone pour faciliter létude du comportement animal

first_imgUn primatologue invente une appli iPhone pour faciliter l’étude du comportement animalUn chercheur britannique a mis au point une application iPhone pour permettre aux zoologistes de terrain d’enregistrer plus facilement, en temps réel, leurs observations relatives au comportement d’animaux sauvages.”Comprendre le comportement des animaux nécessite un compte rendu exact et précis, recueilli de façon systématique. Mais les traditionnels stylo et papier ont des limites et exigent des heures de retranscription sur ordinateur avant que l’analyse statistique puisse être effectuée. De même, les enregistreurs de données électroniques existants sont plus adaptés (…) aux situations de laboratoire où l’observateur n’a pas besoin de suivre l’animal à travers son habitat naturel”, commence le Dr Newton-Fisher, Maître de conférences en écologie comportementale des primates à l’Université du Kent (Royaume-Uni).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”J’ai réalisé que j’avais besoin d’une solution (…) [permettant d’avoir] un contrôle sur la façon dont je collectais les données. Il semblait ne rien y avoir sur le marché [qui soit] conçu d’abord et avant tout pour les acteurs de terrain, et j’ai donc décidé de voir ce que je pouvais faire”, poursuit-il. De ce constat est né Animal Behaviour Pro, une application iPhone qu’il a conçue en partenariat avec la société SyncInteractive. D’ores et déjà disponible sur iTunes, celle-ci permet aux éthologistes d’enregistrer rapidement leurs observations et toutes autres données relatives aux animaux sauvages dont ils étudient le comportement. L’identité de l’animal observé (pour enregistrer un comportement individuel), la durée du comportement, sa nature (appel lancé destiné aux congénères, recherche de nourriture, repos, déplacements…) sont quelques-uns des innombrables éléments gérables grâce à ce nouvel outil.Il permet également de modéliser et pérenniser les données, et de les partager avec d’autres chercheurs. Un système de verrouillage ‘compartimenté’ permet enfin aux étudiants et aux débutants de s’exercer à la manipulation de Animal BehaviourPro sans risquer de voir perdues par erreur de précieuses informations. Le 25 décembre 2012 à 18:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Marney joins Fleetwood

first_imgFleetwood Town have signed Dean Marney on a two-year deal, according to BBC.The former Burnley midfielder has joined Fleetwood Town on a free transfer, putting ink to paper on a two-year deal.The 34-year-old left Turf Moor after spending eight years at the club during which he made 202 appearances.Marney who also played for Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City in his career so far, teams up with former Burnley teammate Joey Barton who’s the current manager of Fleetwood Town.Joe Barton on his management career Obinna Echi – November 16, 2018 Joey Barton officially retired from playing football in the summer but has revealed he’d been planning to enter management for years.Fleetwood Town manager Joey…Marney would have disappointed to leave Burnley as the club are now participating in the UEFA Europa League but with game time few and far-in-between for the 34-year-old, a chance to play for the Cod Army was something he couldn’t turn down.Marney could make his debut for the club in their League One opener against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.Joey Barton was appointed as manager of Fleetwood Town before the end of last season and will be hoping to lead the Cod Army to a successful League One campaign.last_img read more

Webinar on Using Data to Benchmark Your Farming Operation Available on SoyGrowerscom

first_imgIf you missed the webinar on Monday, you can still check it out on the ASA website! The free webinar, titled Using Data to Benchmark Your Farming Operation, was led by Joe Luck, Ph.D., at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and may be viewed here.Data collection, analysis and benchmarking are essential to achieving and sustaining continuous improvement in the production of soybeans. Luck discussed the various tools and techniques required to establish a valid data benchmarking program. Using examples of data applications from farm research studies focused on soybeans, he showed how data can be used to gather knowledge to improve production, and build a more sustainable farming operation.This was the first webinar, in a series of three, designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective farm data management can help improve the sustainability of their operation. All three webinars are possible through sponsorship support provided the United Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff.last_img read more

Report Social Media Impacting BtoB Buying Process

first_imgA recent study by DemandGen Report is indicating that b-to-b buyers have changed the way they research and engage in the buying process. The budget creation, solution criteria and RFP distribution phases are being supplemented with a more peer-oriented approach that’s occurring through the use of social media and networking.The study, released earlier this month, was underwritten by Genius.com, a marketing automation services company. According to the study, which collected responses from more than 100 b-to-b solutions buyers, 78 percent of respondents who were involved in a purchase in the last 12 months said the process did not follow a “traditional path.” Instead, buyers are closely monitoring what other adopters in their markets are doing. Almost 60 percent of respondents said they engaged with peers who had already “addressed the challenge and learned more.”While vendor Web sites and search (70 percent each) are significant sources of influence for product research and selection, buyers are also counting Webinars (43 percent), whitepapers (54 percent), and social media (26 percent) as heavily-used resources. Among those using social media, discussion threads are a significant source (43 percent) of education. Respondents also indicated that they post questions on social networking groups (38 percent) and like to connect directly with vendors via social networking (21 percent).”Often, even before a buyer is really looking for a solution, they are looking for topical information to help solve business challenges and they want to know how their peers are addressing the challenge,” says Scott Mersy, vice president of marketing and products for Genius.com.An overview of the report is available here.last_img read more