Pushed to the brink: Sharks’ woes continue in Game 4 loss

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The Sharks played the kind of game they wanted to for two periods Tuesday night but couldn’t make the saves they needed as the Vegas Golden Knights moved to within one win of advancing to the second round.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.Goalies Martin Jones and Aaron Dell combined to make just 11 saves on 14 shots through two periods as the Sharks lost 5-0 to the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena to fall behind three-games-to-one in the best-of-7 opening round …last_img

SA joins “Earth Hour” campaign

first_imgMillions of people around the world willmark ‘Earth Hour’ by switching off their lights in a bid to highlight the need to conserve energy. (Image: Earth Hour) Khanyi MagubaneSouth Africa will be joining 1 189 cities and towns across the world to mark Earth Hour, when all participating households and businesses will switch off the lights for an hour on 28 March. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are part of 39 cities and towns that will be celebrating Earth Hour in South Africa, which will start from 8:30pm and last until 9:30pm.Organised by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the event has already far exceeded the ambitious target of 1 000 cities in 25 time zones set out by the organisation.Morné Du Plessis, the Chief Executive Officer of WWF South Africa says he’s excited by South Africa’s involvement in the campaign,“There’s a palpable excitement about this event. Not just because it’s a massive global undertaking involving millions of people, but because it deals with a very important issue, namely the need for global action on climate change.”To mark this historic event, millions of people across the globe will gather in parks, streets, town squares and homes to watch the lights going out on iconic landmarks and city skyscrapers.Popular landmarks around the world such as Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Australia’s Sydney Opera House, the Wat Arun Buddhist temple in Bangkok, the Coliseum in Rome, Stockholm’s Royal Castle, London’s City Hall, New York’s Empire State Building, Sears Tower in Chicago and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco will all shut down for an hour.Influential companies have also jumped on the bandwagon and are now encouraging their clients to join in this campaign.Internet search engine Google will also switch off for on hour in solidarity with the campaign.Users of the blackberry mobile business phone have also been asked to turn off their phones for an hour.Fighting global warmingThe first Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2-million homes and businesses switched off their lights for a full 60 minutes.In 2008, the story of the event grew into a global one, when 50-million switched off their lights. This is the first time however, that that the campaign is now spread across the world in all continents.People of all ages, nationalities, race and background, will now have the ability to use something as simple as their light switch, to vote for saving the earth, instead of voting for global warming.It is hoped by WWF that every person who switches off their lights will be “vote earth” and each vote will be counted towards petition target of one billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen later this year. At this meeting, official government policies to be used to take action against global warming will be determined. These will replace the Kyoto Protocol.To spread the message, a vigorous marketing campaign, mostly carried out by the media and through social networks such Facebook and Twitter, was carried out.Eskom going greenIn keeping in line with the global event, South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom has called all South Africans to participate in the worldwide climate change awareness programme.The parastatal says the national “switch off” event will form part of a tangible way of demonstrating solidarity and support for the Earth Hour global awareness campaign.“This will by far surpass the 2008 event, when people in 35 countries participated,” said Eskom corporate services Managing Director Steve Lennon in a statement released by the company.“As part of its support for the campaign, Eskom will be measuring the reduction of electricity used during the hour against typical consumption for this time on an average Saturday evening,” he said. According to Lennon, turning off the lights for an hour in South Africa, will benefit the country, as hundreds of tons of coal will be saved from burning to produce electricity.Lennon said that every kilowatt-hour of electricity saved amounts to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of one kilogram.In a bid to decrease its carbon footprint, the electricity utility has adopted a six-point climate change plan that commits it to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in South Africa.The plan will concentrate on using lower carbon-emitting technologies; adopting energy efficiency measures to reduce demand for electricity as well as greenhouse gases and other emissions.The plan will also adapt to the impacts of climate change; innovating changes through research, demonstration and development; investing in carbon credit market mechanisms, and making progress in climate change mechanisms through advocacy, partnerships and collaboration.“As South Africa’s primary supplier of electricity, we believe Earth Hour is an initiative we must support as it underlines our key role as a supplier of electricity and the active role that all South Africans can play in reducing demand for electricity,” Lennon concluded.South Africa joining the worldTo celebrate Earth Hour, a free “Concert in the Dark” will take place at the popular V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The event will coincide with the Mother City’s iconic landmark, Table Mountain having its lights turned off for an hour.The concert, sponsored by Philips Lighting SA, will include boast a performance by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), which will play for free, in support of Earth Hour.A marimba group Ethnic Rhythm will also supply music on that night.Speaking on its involvement in the campaign, CEO of the Cape Philharmonic Louis Heyneman said, “It is an honour for the CPO to make its contribution to a global initiative like Earth Hour, and to present the power of music in a different light.”The orchestra will play a repertoire including a number of light classics such as, Von Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture, Johan Strauss II’s Blue Danube Waltz, and Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Waltz No 5.Do you have comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at [email protected] Related articlesGreenpeace takes on Africa Green lifestyle magazine for SA Climate park to cool off animals Power from the South African sun Green airline goes greener Useful linksEarth Hour –Earth Hour – South AfricaWWF – South AfricaCape Philharmonic Orchestralast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Special Edition Podcast – Clinton County Fair Swine Flu

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you’ve been following social media and some non-ag news sites or had the chance to visit Wilmington last week, you’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of information, and some misinformation about what occurred at The Clinton County Fair. To get a balanced perspective, the Ohio Ag Net team talked to some people who are close to the situation from many different angles. Matt Reese traveled to the Ohio Department of Agriculture to visit with State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey about the difficult decisions he had to make after the H3N2 virus was detected in the hog barn of the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Ty Higgins called up longtime 4-H advisor Kayla Alexander and hog breeder Jamie May to get their thoughts on last week’s happenings as well. You can hear it all on this Ohio Ag Net Special Edition Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.last_img read more

Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Macaraya was dumbfounded with Fernandez’ statements adding that the 11-1 Red Lions have been practically breezing through during their 10-game win streak.“I don’t know what his problem is, they’re the ones who are winning and we’re the ones losing, and yet he keeps on complaining,” said Macaraya as his Stags slipped to 5-6. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya was livid after San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez called Michael Calisaan a “dirty player” after their game Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“Boyet has no right to call Michael a dirty player,” said Macaraya after losing to the Red Lions 76-65. “He’s destroying the dignity of Michael as well as the referees and commissioner.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games READ: San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight winCalisaan was initially called for a disqualifying foul on San Beda’s Javee Mocon at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, which would’ve merited an automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe referees, however, downgraded the call to an unsportsmanlike foul after reviewing the video.“Every game, I watch Michael play because I want to find ways to stop him but every time I watch him I always see him punching a guy,” said Fernandez. “I love his physicality but don’t try to destroy another guy’s future. Fighting is family affair for Golovkin Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgAnna University conducts T.N.E.A – Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions to enable a Single window admission process for admission into Engineering and Technology courses in University Departments of Anna Universities, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats offered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges.NEA is open to any Indian National however, admission policies vary from college to college and Non – Tamil Nady students have to keep these in mind during Engineering admission process.IMPORTANT DATES:Last Date for Submission of filled-in application    31.05.2012ELIGIBILITY CRITERION:Admission to engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu is based on the marks secured in 10+2 or its equivalent through single window counselling by Anna University. For student to be eligible for counselling, he/she should have scored 55% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The marks scored in qualifying exam is reduced to a base of 200 (Mathematics=100 and Physics and Chemistry=100) and accordingly ranks are issued.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Application form with Information Brochure for the admission of students under Management Quota to Professional Courses will be made available through Consortium office and at all the member colleges of the Consortium on payment of Rs.500/-(Rs.250 in case of SC/ SCA/ ST) by cash in person.By Post: From “The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025” by sending a letter along with DD and an address label written in capital letters to which the application is to be mailed. Candidates are instructed to write the name and address on the reverse side of the Demand draft.SC/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu who want to avail Registration fee concession (Rs.250/-) should produce a Xerox copy of the Community certificate obtained from competent authority.Application forms can be downloaded from www.annauniv.edu/tnea2012 and send the application along with the crossed Demand Draft.Candidates seeking admission under Special reservation category should enclose a separate special reservation application along with the main application together with a DD for Rs.100/- for each special reservation with attested Xerox copies of relevant documents. The applications under Sports Quota should be submitted along with all the documents only in person.The completed application forms should reach “The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA), Anna University, Chennai – 600 025” on or before 06.06.2012, by 05:30 PM.For further information:http://www.annauniv.edu/tnea2012/instructions.pdfCONTACT DETAILS:The SecretaryTamil Nadu Engineering Admissions Anna UniversityChennai – 600 025advertisementlast_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan team profile

first_img Hassan Ali Hassan Ali Imad Wasim Imad Wasim STUMPED – 2 Batsman 924 runs in boundries All-Rounder Shadab Khan Shadab Khan Batsman Batsman Mohammad Hasnain Mohammad Hasnain WI AFG Bowler Wicket Keeper BAN 2024 Total runs scored Shoaib Malik Shoaib Malik 9 Matches Played Total 50’s/100’s 8/2 Batsman Azhar Ali Captain Haris Sohail Haris Sohail 3 – Lost IND NZ Caught – 39 For a team who routinely oscillate between sublime cricket and farce and are cursed with a legendary ability to self-destruct, Pakistan will enter another World Cup as the proverbial dark horses with good memories of England.When the team under Sarfraz Ahmed went to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan last month before leaving for England, they were reminded by the cricketer-turned-politician of the role of proper planning behind a successful campaign.Sarfraz and his men must heed the advice from someone who famously galvanised a traditionally fractious side to World Cup glory in 1992.”Unpredictable that’s a word that us as coaching staff hate,” coach Micky Arthur recently said in a video on the cricket board’s website. “You read all the previews now, they say Pakistan are going to be in the top four because of their unpredictability. I say, ‘No, Pakistan are going to be in the top four because of the work we’ve put in.'”Top order duo Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman will lead their batting charges but the lack of enough power-hitters in the middle could stymie their bid for a second ODI World Cup.FITNESS LEVELSThe team, however, can draw inspiration from their 2017 Champions Trophy triumph in England, which also marked a shift in their fitness levels.Not the most agile bunch by any stretch of the imagination, Pakistan sent Umar Akmal home after the batsman failed fitness tests ahead of the elite tournament.Since then the yo-yo endurance test, which involves running between cones at a quickening pace, has become the selection standard, resulting in a fitter Pakistan team.advertisement”Coming into the Champions Trophy, we had a few players out of shape,” Pakistan’s strength and conditioning coach Grant Luden said in a video on the cricket board’s website.”We had to make a hard decision and we had to send those players home. And thank goodness! We had the results … It was a watershed moment for us.”Pakistan have bolstered their pace attack with the late inclusion of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz and received a boost when leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who suffered a bout of hepatitis, was declared fit earlier this month.Their long-suffering fans agonised over the team’s tendency to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory but Pakistan remain one of the most exciting sides in any tournament.”Many Pakistani fans will say they have followed their team for too long and had their hearts broken many times, but I love them, and I love their cricket,” ex-England captain Nasser Hussain told the PakPassion.net website.”I love them because they are mercurial Pakistan and you wonder which Pakistan will turn up on the day. The fact is that you cannot write off Pakistan for this World Cup.” Bowler Bowler Team Profile Babar Azam Babar Azam Bowled – 9 The Pakistan cricket team is administrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board and is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in Pakistan has been played well before the first team was granted Test playing status. Their first match took place in Delhi against India in 1952 while their first international tour was to England in 1954.Down the years, Pakistan emerged as a formidable opposition winning the Cricket World Cup in 1992 and being runners-up in the 1999 edition of the same. The country has a history of producing several top-notch bowlers such as Fazal Mahmood, Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. The likes of Hanif Mohammad, Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad have stamped their authority with the willow for Pakistan as well.The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history when Pakistan was knocked out of the competition in a shock defeat to Ireland. The next day, a greater tragedy befell the team when coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Jamaica. The then skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq resigned from his duties and from one-day internationals subsequently. With a younger side, Pakistan began picking up the pieces and started making positive strides in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 later that year. The team, however, had to contend with second place after losing to India in a nail-biting final. They compensated for this loss by winning the title in 2009 where they beat Sri Lanka in the finals.In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Shahid Afridi led Pakistan to the semi-finals but the team lost to arch-rivals India in a nerve-wracking encounter which ultimately brought an end to their campaign.History was created in 2016 when Pakistan, under the captaincy of, Misbah, climbed up to the no. 1 spot in the Test rankings for the first time. It though was for a brief time only. They haven’t quite maintained the same amount of form since the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan. A year later, they surprised everybody by lifting the Champions Trophy for the first time, beating their arch-rivals, India. Pakistan also became the no. 1 ranked T20I side in 2018.Pakistan are now in the transition mode under the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed. They have struggled to emulate the form they showed in the Champions Trophy and their shock exit in the Super Fours of the 2018 Asia Cup was an example of that. Total runs in each powerplay Mohammad Hafeez Mohammad Hafeez 5 – WON Bowler Imam-ul-Haq Imam-ul-Haq Pakistan Wahab Riaz Wahab Riaz PAK LBW – 6 SL All-Rounder All-Rounder SA Asif Ali Asif Ali All-Rounder Fakhar Zaman Fakhar Zaman 4s-189 6s-28 AUS Mohammad Amir Mohammad Amir Bowler ENG Sarfaraz Ahmed Sarfaraz Ahmed Batsman 60 Total Wickets Run Outs – 4 Shaheen Afridi Shaheen Afridi Pakistanlast_img read more