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Females better face senescence in the wandering albatross

first_imgSex differences in lifespan and aging are widespread among animals. Since investment in current reproduction can have consequences on other life-history traits, the sex with the highest cost of breeding is expected to suffer from an earlier and/or stronger senescence. This has been demonstrated in polygynous species that are highly dimorphic. However in monogamous species where parental investment is similar between sexes, sex-specific differences in aging patterns of life-history traits are expected to be attenuated. Here, we examined sex and age influences on demographic traits in a very long-lived and sexually dimorphic monogamous species, the wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans). We modelled within the same model framework sex-dependent variations in aging for an array of five life-history traits: adult survival, probability of returning to the breeding colony, probability of breeding and two measures of breeding success (hatching and fledging). We show that life-history traits presented contrasted aging patterns according to sex whereas traits were all similar at young ages. Both sexes exhibited actuarial and reproductive senescence, but, as the decrease in breeding success remained similar for males and females, the survival and breeding probabilities of males were significantly more affected than females. We discuss our results in the light of the costs associated to reproduction, age-related pairing and a biased operational sex-ratio in the population leading to a pool of non-breeders of potentially lower quality and therefore more subject to death or breeding abstention. For a monogamous species with similar parental roles, the patterns observed were surprising and when placed in a gradient of observed age/sex-related variations in life-history traits, wandering albatrosses were intermediate between highly dimorphic polygynous and most monogamous species.last_img read more

Italian GP: Hamilton pips Raikkonen at Monza to deny Ferrari a home win

first_imgLewis Hamilton denied Ferrari a dream home win at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday as he overtook Kimi Raikkonen eight laps from the end to claim a fifth victory in seven years at Monza.The Mercedes driver beat Raikkonen, who had started in pole, to tie Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian GP victories and extend his championship lead to 30 points over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who had a nightmare start.Valtteri Bottas was third in his Mercedes, ahead of Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who received a five-second penalty.Hamilton had started third, behind Raikkonen and Vettel after the Ferraris started on the front row, booking the top two places at Monza for the first time since 2000.The championship leader put Vettel under pressure immediately but Vettel pulled clear and was alongside Raikkonen into the first corner.Hamilton had another go down the outside heading into the second chicane, inching ahead of Vettel when they made contact causing Vettel to spin.The safety car was deployed and Vettel went into the pits for a new front wing, coming out 18th.Both drivers complained on team radio but an investigation decided that no further action was necessary.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

10 months agoUNCOVERED: Juventus mega offer to Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey

first_imgUNCOVERED: Juventus mega offer to Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus’ offer to Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been revealed.The Wales international is in demand with his contract at the Emirates Stadium up in the summer and Gunners’ chiefs having pulled their renewal offer earlier this season.Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has already confirmed the Serie A leaders’ interest.And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Turin giants have already made their offer known to Ramsey.It’s claimed that Ramsey has been offered a five-year deal worth up to £6.3million per year AFTER tax.The Welshman would be handed a base salary of £5million, topped up with another £1.35million if he plays 70 per cent of the club’s matches. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

RON MACLEAN RETURNS TO THE RINK AS HOST AND KURT BROWNING AS

first_imgAdvertisement On Thursday, May 30th, CBC announced at its 2019-20 Upfront presentation that Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean will be returning to his role as host for the upcoming season of hit competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES (Season 5, 1×120, 6×60), with four-time Canadian and four-time World champion figure skater Kurt Browning also joining the series’ family once again, as head judge. Beloved Canadian Olympic ice dance champions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, will be rink-side with him as guest judges for select episodes. Also announced today are four skaters confirmed to compete in the new iteration of the hugely popular format, including hockey players Sheldon Kennedy and Natalie Spooner, and figure skaters Vanessa James and Violetta Afanasieva. In a first for the series, James will participate in the competition while continuing her active pursuit of international titles. BATTLE OF THE BLADES, the highest-rated original English-language Canadian format of all time* and produced by Insight Productions, returns to CBC for Season 5 this fall. Additional skaters will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as the pairings for the competition.MacLean is a Canadian icon and a multiple award-winning sports broadcaster for three decades, known for his roles on Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey. He is a two-time George Gross Award recipient, honouring excellence in sports broadcasting, and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2015, alongside Don Cherry. MacLean has been part of the BATTLE OF THE BLADES family since the beginning, and brings his extensive knowledge of hockey and figure skating to the role of host once again, in addition to his comedic charm and ease of refereeing the pairs’ and judges’ comments.International figure skating icon and an expert in figure skating on and off the ice, the legendary Browning also returns to the BATTLE OF THE BLADES family for the fifth time. He has been inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and was the first to land a quad jump in competition. Browning has contributed to CBC’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games and World Figure Skating Championships as an analyst, and choreographed programs for dozens of skating stars, in addition to touring with Stars on Ice. Considered to be the greatest ice dancers of all time, Virtue and Moir have won five Olympic Games medals, including gold medals in ice dance in 2010 and 2018 as well as for the team event in 2018. In addition, they are three-time World and eight-time Canadian champions. They will be joining Browning in the judges’ chairs between dates of their “Rock the Rink” tour to participate in BATTLE OF THE BLADES.A Manitoba-born former NHL player, Kennedy played for three teams over the course of his eight-year NHL career – the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. For his tireless work as a spokesperson and advocate for abuse survivors, Kennedy has received numerous awards, including being named a Member of The Order of Canada (2015) and a Member of The Order of Manitoba (2015), and receiving the Hockey Canada Order of Merit (2018). The charity he’s competing for is Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a national charity that works with communities to give kids from families in financial need the chance to participate in organized sports.As part of Team Canada, Toronto-born hockey player Spooner won a gold medal at Sochi 2014 and silver medal at PyeongChang 2018. Also in 2014, she became the first woman in hockey history to claim both the Olympic Games gold medal and the Clarkson Cup for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. She is a spokesperson for the importance of empowering women and encouraging girls to stay active. The charity she’s competing for is Fast and Female, a registered charity whose mission is to keep girls healthy and active in sports by introducing them to inspiring athlete role models at non-competitive, fun-filled events all over North America.A Toronto-born pairs skater for France, James is a six-time French pairs champion, 2018 Grand Prix Final champion, 2018 World bronze medallist and the 2019 European champion, with partner Morgan Ciprès. She is the first active figure skating competitor to join BATTLE OF THE BLADES while continuing her pursuit of World and Olympic Games titles.Russian-Canadian Afanasieva was a fan favourite in Seasons 2 to 4 of BATTLE OF THE BLADES, and she was first runner-up with partner Jason Strudwick in Season 4. She is a talented adagio performer – a form of pairs skating featuring acrobatic lifts – and has skated professionally for 25 years. She and partner Peter Dack won the first-ever World Extreme Figure Skating Championship in 2006.Returning this fall, BATTLE OF THE BLADES combines athletes from two of Canada’s favourite sports — figure skating and hockey — as they pair up in a live, high-stakes figure skating competition for the charity of their choice. First launched in 2009, BATTLE OF THE BLADES was broadcast on CBC from 2009 – 2013 (4 seasons, 57 episodes) and remains the highest-rated original English-language Canadian format of all time.*A CBC original series, BATTLE OF THE BLADES is produced by Insight Productions. The series is executive produced by Insight’s John Brunton, Lindsay Cox, Erin Brock, and Mark Lysakowski and is co-created and executive produced by Olympian and World & Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Famer Sandra Bezic. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; and Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production.SOCIAL MEDIA:#BOTBInstagram: @cbcbattleFacebook: /battleofthebladesTwitter: @cbcbattleAbout CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.About Insight Productions Ltd.Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content. Insight Senior Vice Presidents Erin Brock, Lindsay Cox, and Mark Lysakowski serve as Executive Producers along with Insight’s Chairman, CEO and Executive Producer, John Brunton, on the new season of Insight’s original format BATTLE OF THE BLADES. With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – the most watched Canadian show on record, ratings hit – BIG BROTHER CANADA, Canada’s national music award show – THE JUNO AWARDS, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION and original format THE LAUNCH. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning READY OR NOT, FALCON BEACH, HATCHING, MATCHING & DISPATCHING, A CHRISTMAS FURY, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO! And THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW. In 2017, Insight produced THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Vancouver to rake in 30 million in empty homes tax in first

first_imgVANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver’s new empty homes tax is expected to bring in $30 million in revenue in its first year.Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said $17 million has already been collected from owners of almost 8,500 properties that were determined to be vacant or under utilized for at least six months of the year.“For those who didn’t rent their empty property and chose to pay the empty homes tax, I just want to say thank you for contributing to Vancouver’s affordable housing funding and making sure we can invest more in affordable housing,” Robertson said at a news conference Monday. “For those who did rent their empty homes, thank you very much for adding to the rental housing supply here in Vancouver. It’s desperately needed.”The tax is the first of its kind in Canada, requiring homeowners who do not live in or rent out their properties to pay a one per cent levy based on the assessed value of the home.Robertson said the tax was intended to address the city’s near-zero vacancy rate.The most recent figure from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation puts the city’s rental vacancy rate at 0.8 per cent, up slightly from the previous year, the mayor said.It’s unclear yet if the tax has increased the availability of rental accommodation, Robertson said, adding that the city is developing better data collection methods to monitor the impact of initiates like the tax more closely.The city previously said about 60 per cent of properties affected by the tax are condominiums.The tax on the properties where owners said their home was empty ranged from $1,500 to $250,000, Robertson said, noting the highest tax bill came from a $25-million home.The funds will support the city’s affordable housing initiatives and residents can provide feedback on exactly where the money should be spent.Robertson said increasing capacity at homeless shelters or adding to the city’s rent bank, which provides one-time interest-free loans to low-income residents in a financial crisis, are among the possible initiatives that could benefit.The median tax due is just under $10,000 and Robertson said anyone who doesn’t pay up will face fines and have the bill added to their property taxes next year.“Those who are not playing ball here and who are skirting the system, we will get you,” the mayor said.Nearly 99 per cent of homeowners completed an empty homes tax declaration.The tax cost the city $7.5 million to implement and annual operating costs for the first and subsequent years are pegged at $2.5 million.Audits are underway and the city said just under 1,000 complaints or disputes have been filed that need to be addressed in the coming months.Robertson said it will be up to city council to decide whether the tax is having the desired effect, and that will likely take a few years of data to determine.“I would say at this point it looks like some signs of success,” he said.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

Manufacturers relieved dairy farmers angry in wake of NAFTA replacement deal

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s automakers appear to be the big winners from a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, while steel and aluminum makers and dairy producers have less to celebrate.The breakthrough deal reached Sunday night, that U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to call the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, exempts a percentage of eligible auto exports from tariffs, one of the biggest wins in the new deal, said David Adams, president of Global Automakers of Canada.“One of the largest things is just having certainty now in terms of what the trading relationship is, and what the business environment is going to be going forward. Because business desperately needs certainty and uncertainty is anathema to getting things done.”The new deal makes enough Canadian auto exports tariff-free to be a de facto exemption, and gives hopes that metal tariffs could be reversed, said Frederic Bastien, an analyst at Raymond James in a note.“This a victory for Canada because that amount is actually well above what we currently send south of the border. That gives us confidence a side deal on Canadian steel and aluminum can also be reached before the new NAFTA is ratified.”The terms reached between the U.S. and Mexico on higher wage thresholds will also be positive for Canadian producers, said Unifor president Jerry Dias, who welcomed the deal.“The threat of capricious auto tariffs has been lifted, stabilizing future investment” said Dias in a statement.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press conference that the auto sector was a key priority in negotiations.“Protecting our auto industry was one of the core concerns that Canadians had about getting to a deal, and we’re glad to say that we have significant protections.”Steel and aluminum producers, however, came away disappointed with no deal in place to lift the tariffs the U.S. imposed on their products at the end of May.“Certainly disappointed because they didn’t agree on a solution on the 232 sanctions regarding aluminum and steel,” said Jean Simard, CEO of the Aluminium Association of Canada.United Steelworkers Canadian director Ken Neumann was more direct, saying Canada “sold out” steel and aluminum workers by not getting the 25 per cent steel tariffs and 10 per cent aluminum tariffs removed.“It appears Canadian steel and aluminum workers are among those being sacrificed in the concessions made by the Liberal government in this deal,” he said in a statement.Most critical of the deal was the dairy industry, which railed against expanded U.S. access to the domestic dairy market and the elimination of competitive dairy classes.Bruno Letendre, head of the association that represents Quebec’s milk producers, said the concessions are the equivalent of 13 days fewer production for his members.“We’ve been sacrificed,” he said in an interview. “There’s no doubt about that. Supply management has been sacrificed.”The measures will have a “dramatic impact” on dairy farmers and cause the industry to shrink, said Pierre Lampron, president of Dairy Farmers Canada, in a statement.Ontario and Quebec premiers criticized the dairy concessions as a bad deal for farmers, though Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a press conference Monday that they would be made whole.“Our supply managed producers will be fully compensated, because that is the fair thing to do,” she said without providing details on planned compensation.For the general manufacturing sector, the sentiment is one of relief, said Dennis Darby, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.“It removes that uncertainty that was hanging over the sector, in terms of our access to this North American market, in terms of the rules related to our integrated North American supply chain.”He said he hopes the aluminum and steel tariffs can be resolved shortly, but that the manufacturing industry didn’t lose anything in the new deal.“At a minimum we haven’t lost any ground. Versus a very unpredictable and protectionist U.S. administration, I think Canada did as well as it could.”Markets took the news of the deal in stride, with the S&P/TSX composite index closing 0.2 per cent higher while the loonie posted an average gain of 0.86 of a US cent than Friday.“The markets are reacting positively and with relief but they’re certainly not euphoric by any means. They’re happy but not delighted,” said Doug Porter, chief economist at the Bank of Montreal.The new trade pact is significantly better than an all-out trade war, but won’t be a game changer for Canadian growth, said CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld.“For the most part, this was a defensive deal for Canada,” he said in an interview.“We had a NAFTA deal that was working reasonably well so we will call it a win because we were able to retain the key parts of the existing NAFTA deal in terms of our access to the U.S. market.”The lifted uncertainty could be enough to prompt more business investment, said RBC senior economist Nathan Janzen in a note.“While it’s possible to conclude that the deal consists largely of tweaks to the old agreement, we believe reduced uncertainty about the U.S.-Canada trade relationship could prompt businesses to put more investment dollars to work and will support exports.”— With files from Linda Nguyenlast_img read more

Mile 62 fire brings community together

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – When Chuck Fowler received the call from his mother that their property was on fire he travelled from Mile 58 to do what he could to help.Arriving on the scene, Fowler phoned Enbridge and P&G to advise them of the situation as their line was close. They would then call 911 as they knew they were not in Charlie Lakes Fire District.Trying to find people with water trucks they managed to locate a Vac truck. and started fighting the perimeter of the fire. There was a hoe that was also used to attack the fire as they could not get into the big part of the fire shared Fowler. Fowler goes on to say they tried to contact all residents to move their equipment. “By the grace of God, the fire went on a bit of an angle,” said Fowler “That managed to go between a dump structure and the home on 252 Road.”Fowler went on to say “For whatever reason, the fire angled and went away from the home and saved the residents tank truck.”The fire was reported to start at approximately 3:30 pm, Fowler commends the Forestry’s response time as he said the Bomber was in the air with 10-15 men on site within 40 minutes. “We were grateful,” said Fowler.5-6 Hectares of land were extinguished and controlled and nobody was hurt all within 5 hours which makes a good news story out of a bad news story shared Fowler.To read more on the fire; CLICK HERElast_img read more

NE suffering from infiltration due to Congress policies Modi

first_imgMoran/Gohpur (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said Assam and the rest of the Northeast were suffering from infiltration due to the policies of the Congress and asserted that he, as the ‘chowkidar’, was committed to resolve the issue.He also said it was the erstwhile Jana Sangh and tall leaders such as Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had raised their voice in support of Bangladesh during the neighbouring country’s independence movement, and not as the Opposition usually portrayed it. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Congress has always cheated the people of Assam and if Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel and (first Assam chief minister) Gopinath Bordoloi had not taken a strong stand at the time of Partition, then Assam’s identity would not have been what it is today,” Modi said while addressing the second of the two election rallies at Gohpur in Assam. Indirectly referring to the Chinese aggression of 1962, Modi said the Congress policy was such that it was only due to the brave people of Tezpur and the armed forces that the state could be saved. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”This chowkidar is committed to fight against Assam’s problems of infiltration, terrorism and corruption and ensure the dignity of the people of the state,” he said. He urged the people to remember on polling day that Assam and the country can become free from illegal migrants and terrorists only if the BJP-led NDA is voted as on one side is the ‘dumdaar chowkidar’ (strong watchman) and on the other ”mahamilawat wala parivar” (adulterated family). Modi has targeted the opposition alliance as “mahamilawat”. He highlighted the role played by the right-wing Jana Sangh, which was recreated as the BJP in 1980, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee in supporting Bangladesh liberation movement. Indira Gandhi, who was prime minister of the country during creation of Bangladesh in 1971, is usually credited for its liberation from Pakistan. Modi had in 2015 received award of Bangladesh Liberation War Honour on behalf of Vajpayee for his “active role” in the country’s independence struggle and consolidating India’s friendship with the nation. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid had handed over the award to Modi at a function at Bangabhaban, the President’s House, on June 7, 2015 which was attended by Premier Sheikh Hasina. In his speech at that time, Modi had said he was one of the young volunteers who came to Delhi to participate in a Satyagraha launched by Jana Sangh to support Bangladeshi freedom fighters in 1971. He had also recalled Vajpayee’s speech in Parliament on December 6, 1971 in which he had asked government to recognise Bangladesh as a nation. “The whole world is with country but this has worried the Congress and they are not only opposing the chowkidar alone but also the nation. Will you give a befitting reply on the polling day,” he said, launching a scathing attack on rivals. Referring to the Ahom commander Lachit Barphukan’s historic quote that the ‘Deshkot ke Mama dangor no hoi’ (Mama or uncle is not greater than the nation), Modi quipped for Congress “all Mamas is greater than the country as is evident from Michel Mama, Quatrochhi Mama, etc for whom they have put the nation at stake.” He was referring to Christian Michel, arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, and Ottavio Quattrocchi, the middleman associated with the Bofors scam.last_img read more

Ohio State baseball wins weekend series against Murray State

Freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson rounds the base path during a game against Murray State April 19 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost, 7-5.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern photographerIn the midst of a slump on the field, the Ohio State baseball team decided to loosen things up in order to get back on track.The Buckeyes were playing tight in their losses to West Virginia and Ball State earlier in the week, redshirt-junior first baseman Josh Dezse said. So to loosen players up and help boost team morale, the coaches decided to have the team play wiffle ball during practice Thursday, which Dezse said helped against Murray State this weekend.“It was nice to just have fun all of us together, I know we’ve been grinding lately. Obviously losing is not fun so that was really nice to do,” Dezse said. “Coming into this weekend, it was the mentality that we’re just playing wiffle ball, we’re out playing a game with each other and it was nice to see us play loose, play fast and play fun.”The Buckeyes (23-18, 4-8) got themselves on the winning side over the weekend, taking two out of three against the Murray State Racers (17-20, 9-9) at Bill Davis Stadium. After cruising to a 3-1 victory Friday, the Buckeyes lost 7-5 Saturday and had to fight to win rubber game Sunday, ultimately winning, 7-3.After Sunday’s win, OSU coach Greg Beals said the team entered the weekend with a new mentality that stayed with it throughout the series.“I liked how our team played today, it was a game that was kind of a must-win situation for us,” Beals said. “When you look at it one walk, no errors, when you look at our team when we do that and force our opponent to get everything on their own, we’re going to be tough to beat.”In Sunday’s game, OSU’s starting pitcher sophomore Jake Post threw three scoreless innings before being pulled because of a back injury.“We’re not exactly sure what it is but we’re erring on the side of caution and got him out of there and started some treatment on him and hopefully we’ve got him back for next weekend,” Beals said.Offensively, freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson notched his team-high 17th multi-hit game of the season Sunday. One of those hits appeared to be a two-run homerun in the first inning, however Dawson overran redshirt-sophomore shortstop Nick Sergakis who was standing near first base in case the ball was caught. Dawson was given an RBI-single because Sergakis still scored.Dawson attributed the team’s success against Murray State to “just having fun.”“Everyone was like, ‘Let’s just slow down and go back to the way we were playing at the beginning of the season,’” Dawson said. “We were just having fun down in Florida, everyone is laughing and dancing and just having a great time and that’s what we started doing again.”Sergakis was also efficient at the plate going 3-for-4 with a walk and one RBI.Freshman Zach Farmer came in to relieve Post, pitching five innings, giving up three runs and throwing three strikeouts to pick up his team-high sixth win of the season.Saturday, OSU trailed 7-2 in the bottom of the ninth when the team began mounting a comeback. A pair of errors and a walk loaded the bases with no outs, however, the Buckeyes only got three runs across before recording their final out, losing 7-5.Friday’s game was dictated by OSU’s starter pitcher. Freshman Tanner Tully went seven innings and gave up seven hits, one run and four strikeouts.“We recharged our batteries (Thursday), cleaned our slate and I like how the guys played,” Beals said after the win Friday. “When you’re scuffling a little bit, you need your starter to come out and do what Tanner Tully did tonight. He really set the tempo by throwing strikes and forcing them to do something offensively.”Junior pitcher Trace Dempsey picked up his fifth save of the season after recording three strikeouts as he closed out the game’s final two innings in relief of Tully.Next for the Buckeyes is a weekend series on the road against Purdue. Game one is scheduled for Friday at 6:35 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind. read more

VAR for World Cup not very clever – Blatter

first_imgSepp Blatter has critised the decision to allow the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the upcoming World Cup as “not very clever”The former FIFA president was very critical of his successor, Gianni Infantino, for permitting the use of the system with Blatter believing that the fans in Russia will not feel comfortable with it.“For a purist in football, as I am, I think it is an innovation which is going too fast,” said Blatter, according to the BBC.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“Most of the referees have never worked this system. To go to the World Cup and introduce this system in the World Cup, I think it is not very clever.“I don’t feel comfortable, definitely not, and spectators don’t feel comfortable.”Previously Blatter was the FIFA president for 17 years, before being removed from the post after a corruption scandal in 2015. The 82 year-old is currently serving a reduced six year ban from sporting competitions.last_img read more