What do military families say they need for family education and support?

first_imgAccording to a recent needs assessment conducted by Dr. Angela Huebner and her colleagues at Virginia Tech when it comes to accessing formal support systems such as MilitaryOneSource or support centers, military service members and their families:Prefer getting support information from a “known” person such as a family readiness officer, ombudsmen or key spouse.Are more likely to access a program or service on the recommendation of a trusted friend or family member.Prefer information specific to their installation and/or community as well as information directly affiliated with the military such as the Chain of Command and Squadron Leaders.Use family members, usually the active duty spouse, as a primary source of information about programs and services.Face barriers to using formal support systems such as the perception that most programs are targeted at younger service members and those with families, information overload, fear that accessing support would reflect poorly on service member and inefficient timing of information.How can Military Families Learning Network and the Cooperative Extension System help meet these needs?Cooperative Extension is in a unique position to help military families no matter where they live. CES serves citizens in every county/parish across the country. County-based educators can serve as excellent educators and resources for military families living on and off installations across the country by helping them connect with local information and resources. State specialists and county educators can become the “known” person in their community to help bridge community and military resources for military families.Military Families Learning Network provides additional online resources and information for military families as well as ways for military family service providers to connect, engage and learn more by connecting with colleagues and Extension professionals.last_img read more

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Cong. leaders from Delhi to hold talks with NCP in city

first_imgWithin hours of the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari refusing to grant extra time to Shiv Sena after it failed to submit ‘requisite letter of support,’ he invited Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which is the third largest in the 288-member Assembly to form the government.The call to the NCP also means that the Governor will not be able to recommend President’s Rule in the State until 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday. Earlier party chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said, “The NCP held meetings throughout the day keeping an eye on the developments. As informed earlier, the NCP and Congress, which fought the election in an alliance, had agreed to take the decision of supporting the Sena together.”In the 288-member Assembly, the NCP has 54 MLAs while its pre-poll ally, the Congress, has 44. The Sena won 56 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party winning 105 seats. The BJP has already said it will not form the government, following which the Sena was called and given 24 hours’ time. On Tuesday, the NCP has called a meeting of its MLAs at 11 a.m. while senior Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge and Ahmed Patel are likely to be in the Mumbai to hold talks with Mr. Pawar to discuss the future course of action.last_img read more

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ODI 2: Indians aim to strengthen hold

first_imgIt was not the most comprehensive of wins but having taken a morale-boosting 1-0 lead in the series, India would look to press home the advantage against a nervy West Indies in the second one-dayer, here on Wednesday.The four-wicket win in the first one-dayer came after a wobbly start and the second-string Indian team would be aiming to plug the loopholes as the series progresses.Missing key players Sachin Tendulkar and regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the young team led by Suresh Raina benefited from the West Indians’ follies in the lung-opener.The Caribbeans, on the other hand, would hope to tilt the scale in their favour by picking up on the few positives they gained from the four-wicket loss at the Queen’s Park Oval here last night.The hosts might have lost the first game by four wickets but they were probably 30 runs and a wicket away from walking away as winners.Even though the pitch was sluggish, West Indies could have tested India with a score of 250-plus. That score was a possibility till key men Ramnaresh Sarwan (56) and Marlon Samuels (55), after an 82-run fourth wicket stand, departed in the final overs.And when the Indians batted, another wicket around the midway stage with the visitors struggling at 104 for 4, could have brought them to their knees.None of it happened and West Indies went down with five overs to spare.Encouragingly for the hosts though, experienced batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan showed signs of returning to his best and there was much heart to be drawn in the performance of young spinners Devendra Bishoo and Anthony Martin.advertisementWest Indies could do with a little more firepower at their command in the second match and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Kieron Pollard figures in the starting XI.The all-rounder, without a fail, is an asset on the field and on his day, can win a game for the side with either bat or ball.Pollard was left out of the game probably as a slap on his wrist for not preferring regional competition over the IPL. Now that the point has been made, he could be asked to bolster the side.West Indies would also be encouraged by the lack of firepower at the Indians’ command.Even though the visiting spinners are difficult to get away, they are more economical than destructive in their spells.Only if West Indies could rotate the strike — they played no less than 29.2 overs as dot balls on Monday — they could yet push Indians into disarray.For Indians, the worry is the apparent lack of class among openers. Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan have been pitch-forked to fill in for the injured duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and their start was not too impressive.But India’s strength lies in its middle-order which has a talented bunch of batsmen including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In fact, both of them came good in the opening match with half centuries.Only if West Indies could get into India’s middle order quickly and strike one or two fortuitous blows, they could still get the Indians in a spot.Even though spinners are a strength for the Indians and the hosts are playing into their hands, the visitors would be happy if openers could inspire faith and there is more firepower in their bowling attack.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, preferred ahead of R Ashwin, was impressive and so was Harbhajan Singh but there was little to suggest the visitors have the necessary edge to their attack.The pace department is missing Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel would have to produce a special effort to prove himself a worthy replacement.But given that the West Indians are desperately missing a certain Chris Gayle, the odds still favour the Suresh Raina and his men.SquadsWest Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh (wk), Andre Russell, Anthony Martin, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul.India: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramachandran Ashwin, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.The match starts 6.30 pm (IST)last_img read more

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Broad breaks a million hearts, snatches away Tendulkar’s 100

first_imgIt didn’t come by today and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar walked back without scoring his 100th international century. PhotosFor many cricket crazy fans Stuart Broad would be the bowler they would love to hate.Broad broke a million hearts when he sent Sachin Tendulkar back on the second day of the historic Lord’s Test in London on Saturday.His fans waited with bated breath even as a nick from his bat off Broad’s ball took a short aerial route and Graeme Swann cupped his palm low and close to the grass.They waited and wanted the ball to slip off his cup, but did not and landed perfectly in his open hands which clasped the ball at ease.Soon the Master Blaster was seen walking off the hallowed greens of Lord’s back to the majestic pavilion which has seen many a great cricketing stalwarts take refuge.The crowds heaved a sigh and Sachin, who could only manage to score 34 on the day, will have to wait for another time, another day, another moment for his perfect 100.last_img read more

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first_imgMy memories of Delhi University start when I was a child and visited the university and its surrounding ridge. I later went on to join the university in 1975 as a mathematics student at St. Stephen’s College and after completing my PhD from the Imperial College London, I returned to,My memories of Delhi University start when I was a child and visited the university and its surrounding ridge. I later went on to join the university in 1975 as a mathematics student at St. Stephen’s College and after completing my PhD from the Imperial College London, I returned to my alma mater as a maths teacher in 1981. Over the years I have shared many inspiring and profound moments with the students and fellow faculty members at the college. Today, as vice-chancellor, I continue to be awed by the heritage, passion and commitment that form the ethos of this university.In the last few years a couple of instances have really stood out in our mind. These include the growth in interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and field work. It was wonderful to see our students go on the very first Gyanodaya train journey conducted by the university. They came back with really interesting stories and thoughts about their travels across the country. Our students have also continued to excel at cultural and sporting activities. Antardhvani is the annual fest of the university itself and gives students a chance to express their inner voice. On the whole it’s the students and faculty who really make this university what it is-a thriving and compassionate community of new ideas, visions and creativity.last_img read more

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SPORT-TENDULKAR 2 LAST

first_imgTendulkar further explained: “There will be proper Tendulkar further explained: “There will be proper batsman batting at all times and they will have to score runs against proper bowlers. You will also get to play a lot of variety as far as the bowling attack is concerned, you will have right-arm fast bowler, left-arm fast bowler, off-spinner, leg spinner, left-arm spinner, you will have to have more guys engaging, you will have to raise their interest levels as much as possible. When you are 12-13, you dont realise, the years are passing by and you are not playing school cricket and it is quite disheartening.”I feel for children when they leave home, it is extremely important, they either bowl one delivery or bat, they should know that I am either going to bat or bowl, and that is when the parents are going to start supporting them. But once they know, the kid has not played the whole year, the kid is back home without playing a single bowl, that is where the interest levels drop and the parents dont support their children enough. I think it is extremely positive move by MCA and Mumbai schools,” said Tendulkar.The Tournament was won by Karnataka Sporting Association, who defeated MIG Cricket Club in the final.Senior Mumbai Police officials Anup Kumar Singh, Deven Bharti among others were present on the occasion. PTI NRB ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams comes back to win vs Wang Qiang in second round

first_imgVenus Williams has come back to win and reach Wimbledon’s third round after dropping the opening set against Wang Qiang of China.Williams powered her way through the final set to pull out the 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory. She wound up with more than twice as many winners as her opponent, 43 to 20.This is Williams’ first tournament since a two-car crash police say she caused in Florida on June 9. A 78-year-old passenger in the other vehicle died about two weeks later.Williams also beat Wang at the French Open in May. The 55th-ranked Wang has never been to the third round at a Grand Slam tournament.Williams owns seven major titles, including five at Wimbledon. Wednesday’s match was her 97th in the main draw at the All England Club, breaking a tie with her sister Serena for the most among active players.last_img read more

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‘Simeone knows me better than my father’

first_imgAtlético Madrid ‘He knows me better than my father’ – Filipe Luis hails Simeone Last updated 2 years ago 22:06 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FILIPE LUIS ATLETICO MADRID REAL SOCIEDAD LALIGA 04042017 Getty Images Atlético Madrid Roma v Atlético Madrid UEFA Champions League The Argentine has been heralded by the defender, who says that he will continue to strive to help Atleti to their first Champions League crown Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis has praised the man management of head coach Diego Simeone.The 47-year-old recently agreed a new two-year extension to his deal at the club, which will please the defender.Atleti 13/8 to win at Roma Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The Brazil international has worked with the Argentine for six of the last seven seasons, having had a one-year hiatus with Chelsea, and says that his boss has got to know him inside out.“I’m a great admirer of Simeone, he knows me better than my own father,” he told Panenka. While he has won the Spanish title with Atletico, he has yet to taste European glory, despite getting to two Champions League finals, and though still cast as underdogs, the 32-year-old is determined to help the club finally lift that trophy.“As long as the sun shines and there is life, Atletico will always try to win the Champions League,” he said, before reflecting on the defeat against Real Madrid in 2014, when his side conceded a last-minute equaliser before going on to lose 4-1 in extra time. “Few things in life will outweigh the pain of Lisbon. There were many sleepless weeks.“I’d love to retire at Atleti and stay at this club, continuing to give everything for them as I understand what it means.”Simeone’s men have started the league season in an unbeaten manner, though they have drawn two of their opening three matches. They start their European quest away to Roma on Tuesday.last_img read more

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New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court

first_imgTim Daley is Nova Scotia’s newest provincial and family court judge. “I am pleased to appoint Mr. Daley to the bench,” said Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey, on behalf of Attorney General and Justice Minister Lena Diab. Mr. Daley, of New Glasgow, was called to the bar in 1992 and received his Queen’s Counsel appointment in 2011. He has been the sole practitioner with Goodman MacDonald Law, which recently merged with Patterson Law and focused primarily in family law. He also practiced in the areas of criminal defence and civil litigation. Mr. Daley is the past president of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society and served as the society’s special advisor on mental health awareness. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Nova Scotia Mental Health Foundation. “Mr. Daley has greatly contributed to the practice of law in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Furey. “His experience as an active member of our community will also bring a different perspective to the bench. I know he will make a strong judge.” Judges are appointed to both the provincial and family courts to allow flexibility in dealing with court workloads. They are selected from a list of candidates put forth by the Committee on Provincial Judicial Appointments. The committee includes two members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, judges of the provincial and family courts, and four members appointed by the Minister of Justice. The committee recommendations are based on criteria in the Guidelines for Provincial Judicial Appointments. The provincial court presides over almost all indictable offence charges under the Criminal Code, a charge of murder by an adult accused being the main exception, and has exclusive jurisdiction over all summary offence charges under provincial and federal statutes and regulations. The family court provides a forum to hear family issues, including maintenance, custody and access, and child protection matters. For more information on Nova Scotia courts, visit www.courts.ns.ca .last_img read more

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Shooting at school shakes Colorado

first_imgHighlands Ranch (US): Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings just weeks ago. Douglas County sheriff’s officials said Devon Erickson, 18, and a younger student walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and opened fire on students in two classrooms, prompting students to run shouting through the halls or to hide out of sight as gunfire echoed through school. “At the moment no one really knew what was going on so I didn’t know they were bullets,” said seventh-grader Sophia Marks. “I just kind of saw like flashes and we heard bangs.” Within minutes, deputies at a nearby sheriff’s department substation entered the school and arrested the two suspects after a struggle. Both were students at the school and they were not previously known to authorities, Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. Josh Dutton, 18, told The Associated Press that he was close friends with Devon Erickson in middle school but hadn’t seen him for four years as he went to a different high school. On Sunday, he spotted Erickson at a local light rail station and said he was shocked at how much his friend had changed. Erickson wore all black, a hat and sunglasses, was significantly skinnier and didn’t seem interested in talking. “He said he’d just turned 18 and he owned rifles,” Dutton said. A message left at a phone number listed for Erickson’s home was not immediately returned. The shooting took place exactly a week after a gunman killed two students and wounded four at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. It also comes nearly three weeks after neighboring Littleton marked the grim 20th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre that killed 13 people. The two schools are separated by about 7 miles (11 kilometers) in adjacent communities south of Denver. “Tragically, this community and those surrounding it know all too well these hateful and horrible acts of violence,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement. President Donald Trump had been briefed on the shooting and was in touch with state and local officials, Deere said. “The heart of all Colorado is with the victims and their families,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement.last_img read more

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Iranian Protesters Set Saudi Embassy in Tehran On Fire

New York – Angry Iranian protesters denouncing the execution of Shia cleric Nimr Al-Nimr stormed and set on fire the Saudi Embassy in Tehran on Saturday evening.Angry Iranian protesters denouncing the execution of Shia cleric Nir Al-Nimr stormed and lit on fire the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran on Saturday evening.“The Saudi embassy is on fire. The information has been confirmed by several Iranian news agencies,” France24 news reported. Shocking images and footage of protesters inside the Saudi embassy in Tehran launching petrol bombs have been posted by Iranian journalist Sobhan Hasanvand on his Twitter account.As of 12:08 a.m. local time, several Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Saudi embassy, protesting Al-Nimr’s execution, which Iranians are calling a crime.Photos of the embassy’s interior and the devastation have been posted by Hasanvand who was at the scene.A video shows the attackers breaking chairs, windows, and destroying the physical property inside the Saudi diplomatic mission.According to Iran’s Isna news agency, local police rushed to the scene and the situation inside the embassy is under control. However, several protesters remain outside of the protected embassy.The Saudi Arabia flags at the embassy and consulate were seized by the mob. According to Hasanvand, the flag at the Mashad consulate was not burned due to its Islamic inscription, which Iranians seem to have respected.In addition, dozens of angry protesters gathered outside the Saudi consulate in the city of Mashad, in northeastern Iran, on Saturday afternoon, and lit portion of it on fire.Contrary to the Saudi embassy, protesters were unable to storm through the consulate’s building since the area is protected by a fence.Images of the assault are going viral, showing the angry mob climbing over the fence and the consulate burning.Saudi Arabia executed on Saturday 47 people over terrorism charges, the interior ministry said.Most of them are Sunni Muslims convicted of involvement in al-Qaeda-linked terror attacks in 2003. They were reportedly affiliated with ISIS terrorist group.Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the mass anti-government protests that erupted in Eastern Saudi Arabia in 2011.“I have no doubt that this pure blood will stain the collar of the House of Saud and wipe them from the pages of history,” Ayatollah Khatami, one of Iran’ senior Ayatollah, was quoted by Mehr news agency as saying.“The crime of executing Sheikh Nimr is part of a criminal pattern by this treacherous family… the Islamic world is expected to cry out and denounce this infamous regime as much as it can.”As of the time of writing, Saudi diplomatic staff is reported to have been evacuated before the torching of the embassy in Tehran and they are in safe condition. read more

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JHU submits bill to parliament

He note that in India if the provinces misuse their powers then the central government can take it over but in Sri Lanka the situation is different. Earlier JHU member and Government minister Patali Champika Ranawaka had said that he will submit a private member’s motion in parliament seeking to abolish the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP the venerable Athureliya Ratana thero today submitted a private member’s bill in Parliament.The bill is with regards to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a JHU official said. The Minister said that giving land and police powers to the provinces is dangerous and should not be allowed so he will put forward a bill in Parliament against it as a private member’s motion.The government is to hold elections in the northern province in September and the Minister fears that if the TNA comes to power in the province then it will use the 13th Amendment to divide the country. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UK inflation falls to lowest level in nearly 3 years

LONDON — Official figures show that inflation in Britain fell to a near three-year low in August, further easing pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices rose by 1.7% in the year to August, down from 2.1% the previous month.The August rate is the lowest since December 2016.The fall means inflation is running below the bank’s target of 2%. Rate-setters are expected to keep the bank’s main interest rate unchanged at 0.75% Thursday as they await developments in Brexit. Governor Mark Carney has said that interest rates could go either way if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31.The statistics agency said computer games and toys contributed to the fall in inflation.The Associated Press read more

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UN not considering support for Iraqi tribunal – spokesman

Responding to press questions, Stephane Dujarric said the UN had sent a letter to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) earlier this month concerning a request to authorize Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte’s attendance at a training conference for the judges and prosecutors of the Iraqi court. The UN informed the ICTY that accepting such invitations would divert Tribunal officials from performing their normal duties at a time when they are aiming to meet mandatory deadlines for completing all outstanding work. Legally speaking, the United Nations also questioned whether UN officials should be involved in the establishment of a Tribunal that is not a UN body, Mr. Dujarric added. “In this case, we have no specific mandate from a competent political organ of the United Nations.” He also said the UN noted “serious doubts regarding the capability of the Iraqi Special Tribunal to meet the relevant international standards,” citing the Secretary-General’s position that UN officials should not be directly involved in lending assistance to any court or tribunal that is empowered to impose the death penalty. read more

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Central African Republic Four UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush by armed group

During the exchange of fire with the FPRC’s (Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique) coalition, four peacekeepers were wounded, including one severely, according to the Office of Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, which added that the attackers fled the scene after the incident.Clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian, plunged the country of 4.5 million people into civil conflict in 2013.In a news release issued earlier this month, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) had stressed that two factions of the ex-Séléka armed group, namely the FPRC coalition and UPC Mouvement pour l’Unité et la Paix en Centrafrique, represent a threat for civilian populations and that UN peacekeepers will respond in case of violence.The spokesperson’s office said that peacekeepers prevented a hostile crowd – including members of the FPRC – from entering a camp for internally displaced persons in Ippy, which is some 70 miles from the city of Bambari, earlier yesterday. Some people in the crowd fired at peacekeepers, who returned fire, killing two FPRC members.MINUSCA reiterated its resolve to use force to protect civilians in accordance with its mandate and calls on all armed groups to immediately cease hostilities and to resolve any dispute through dialogue within the framework of the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation, the office added. Meanwhile, the UPC leader, Ali Darassa, left Bambari yesterday following the Mission’s calls for him to leave the town, the office said. The Mission has reinforced its police presence in Bambari. read more

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Opinion March Madness doesnt always represent college basketballs best

Connecticut junior guard Ryan Boatright (11) points to the sky in celebration after the 2014 National Championship April 7 at AT&T Stadium. Connecticut won, 60-54.Courtesy of MCTI absolutely love the NCAA Tournament. Nothing comes close to beating it, in my eyes. The hustle, the close games, the heartbreak and jubilation — it is the ultimate sporting event.But it’s certainly not without its flaws.The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to be crowned National Champions Monday night. But does this really make them top in the country?Obviously this is a massive accomplishment. UConn’s second national title in four years is something most fans can only dream about. But is it fair that surviving the tournament is the sole mark of the nation’s best team?The problem I often have with the tournament is that it is a simple reflection of which teams got hot at the right time. It’s not like that’s not a problem in other sports (look at the New York Giants’ two most recent Super Bowl wins, both of which saw the Giants playing on Wild Card weekend), but the tournament is so much easier to get into than the playoffs in other sports.Look at Ohio State basketball this year. It was a mediocre team, plain and simple. It had no semblance of an offense, no go-to scorer, no interior presence, and seemed to only excel at defending inbound passes.But the Buckeyes easily made the tournament. Dominating their exceptionally weak non-conference schedule and squeezing out a few big conference wins was enough for 25 victories, a lock to get in, despite a 10-8 record in Big Ten play.The Buckeyes didn’t find the magic that UConn did, though, as their season came to a close in their first tournament game against the No. 11-seed Dayton. But what if OSU had figured out how to score late in the season?If the Buckeyes had managed to get hot and make a tournament run, could you really say that a team that lost twice to Penn State was one of the nation’s elite teams? I don’t think anyone could watch its offensive strategy of passing the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and argue that.UConn finished the regular season ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll, just four spots better than the Buckeyes. Its season featured some good wins over Florida, Memphis, and Cincinnati, but despite 32 wins, it was still only good enough to earn a No. 7 seed.Kentucky didn’t even finish the season ranked in the AP Poll, although its name can be seen in the “others receiving votes” column.Are these the teams that can be narrowed down as the two best in the country? I realize basketball is more than just stats and polls, and the postseason is what it’s all about, but is it possible that winning the tournament creates an overrated legacy just a little?I’m not saying there’s a better way to determine the season’s champion. But when you look back on this season 10 years from now, will it be easily recognizable that Wichita State didn’t lose a regular season game or Arizona, Florida, and Syracuse spent a combined 15 weeks at No. 1? No, the only thing you will see will be UConn claiming the national title.I am not trying to take away this tremendous accomplishment by the Huskies, but is it right that a few weeks in March and April completely wash out an OK regular season? read more

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Salisbury poisoning Nerve agent feared to have spread as police officer might

first_imgWiltshire Constabulary Police Sergeant Nick Bailey A woman whose back garden overlooks DS Bailey’s cul-de-sac, said: “It’s very distressing to find this sort of event coming to your doorstep like this. We are worried, but all we can to is let the police get on with their investigation.” Theresa May with Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard in Salisbury on ThursdayCredit:Toby Melville /PA Mrs May said: “We do hold Russia culpable for this brazen and despicable act that has taken place on the streets of what is such a remarkable city.” She added: “I have come down today to say thank you to our emergency services, our police and health services, and everybody at Porton Down and Public Health England who have been working so hard.” Mrs May met members of the emergency services and military at Salisbury’s Guildhall, including Pc Way and Pc Collins, two Wiltshire Police officers who were first to respond to the emergency call.PC Collins told the Prime Minister they had believed the incident was “a routine call”. Residents were being allowed to and from their homes, but only accompanied by a police officer. Neighbours said the operation began in the early hours, with police arriving in substantial numbers and sealing off the streets around his home.DS Bailey, who was among the first to attend to Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia, before possibly examining their red BMW, where it is thought the nerve agent Novichok may have been placed, was initially discharged from hospital after a check up.He later admitted to Accident and Emergency at Salisbury District Hospital feeling extremely unwell. Police and ambulance vehicle outside the property in the village of Alderholt Police guard the home of Sergeant Nick Bailey beside an Army vehicleCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May visited Salisbury on Thursday to speak to emergency services, members of the public and local businesses.She visited local businesses before surveying the scene at the Mill pub and the bench where the Skripals were found.Mrs May spoke about the impact of several police cordons on businesses in the city while being escorted by Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard and Salisbury MP John Glen. Mrs May said: “You had no idea what you were dealing with. Thank you – what you did was what police do day in and day out. olice gaurd the address of Seargent Nick Bailey whilst the army  An Army crane was driven into position mid-morning in apparent preparation for loading DS Bailey’s car, which may have also been driven by his wife Sarah, 37, onto a low-loader.Neighbours said two cars were taken from the family’s driveway, one belonging to DS Bailey and the other to his wife. They said they were “wrapped” and removed by officers in hazmat suits. The family were not believed to be staying at the property on Thursday, but had been at the address in the days after the attack. Wiltshire Constabulary Police Sergeant Nick Bailey DS Bailey is now described as in a stable condition recovering from the effects of the nerve agent. The Skripals remain in a critical and life threatening condition.His neighbours expressed alarm on Thursday at the latest turn of events.There were questions as to why it had taken more than a week since the attack for DS Bailey’s car to be removed.Roger Hooke, 79, a retired school maintenance worker, said: “We woke and saw lots of Army and police all over the place. It’s a bit disturbing.”Why is there so much concern about his house when it all happened in Salisbury? There’s a lot that we don’t know and it’s worrying.” Concern for the family of the police officer who went to the aid of the poisoned Russian spy has grown after Army and police sealed off his street and began work to remove his car for examination.Speculation grew that Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey may have carried traces of the nerve agent Novichok home with him after attempting to resuscitate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.Police erected a wide cordon around DS Bailey’s street, in the village of Alderholt, 20 minutes drive from Salisbury on Thursday.At the same time, soldiers set up tents and began unloading equipment such as boxes and tables on a village green yards from his semi-detached house in a quiet cul-de-sac.Firefighters in chemical protection suits were seen preparing to begin the operation to remove the officer’s family car. The Metropolitan Police said it would not comment on specific searches or aspects of the operation.A spokesman said: “We are pursuing various lines of inquiry at various location in connection with the incident in Salisbury.” Prime Minister Theresa May, with Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard, in Salisbury Police and ambulance vehicle outside the property in the village of AlderholtCredit:Patrick Sawer “A routine call and you don’t know what’s there. You did a great job.”Mrs May said: “What is important in the international arena – and we have taken this into Nato, into the United Nations, take it through into the European Union – is that allies are standing alongside us and saying this is part of a pattern of activity that we have seen from Russia in their interference, their disruption that they have perpetrated across a number of countries in Europe.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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ECD mother daughter died as a result of smoke inhalation –

A post mortem examination conducted on the young mother and her toddler who were both set alight at their Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home on Sunday morning has confirmed that the duo died as a result of smoke inhalation.The woman, Latoya Telford, 26, and her daughter, Nakisha Pollard, 1, died after Latoya’s jealous lover, Leonard Pollard, set them both on fire at his BV home. According to reports, Pollard, who was also the toddler’s father, got into a fit of rage after he allegedly found text messages in his partner’s phone from another man. Shortly after setting his partner and daughter on fire, he hung himself in the home.The charred remains of the three persons were found among the debris, early Sunday morning.Telford and Pollard had reportedly shared a very rocky relationship for a number of years and they had reportedly been separated. The young mother had moved out of the home she once shared with Pollard, and had only visited on the day in question so that he could see his daughter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

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Boart Longyear expands in Canada and Mexico with latest acquisition

first_imgBoart Longyear has acquired Britton Brothers Diamond Drilling, a highly successful provider of uranium and minerals exploration drilling services located in Canada and Mexico. The acquisition enables Boart Longyear to expand both its mineral and energy footprints. Paul Brunner, CEO of Boart Longyear, said the acquisition, which is EPS positive, is an excellent complement to Boart Longyear’s expanding North and Latin American footprints, enabling new presences in both Mexico and British Columbia. “This acquisition enables Boart Longyear to create a stronger presence in these regions and will add in excess of $30 million revenue to the group,” Brunner said. Britton Brothers Diamond Drilling, with a total of 30 drill rigs, is an industry leader in surface and underground mineral drilling, with an experienced team providing efficient, reliable and high quality service to its mining customer base. Brunner said that there is potential for Boart Longyear to expand the business further in Canada and Mexico and neighbouring countries through leveraging Boart Longyear’s global infrastructure and resources. “We are still currently reviewing other acquisition opportunities which also support our strategic objectives”, he said.last_img read more

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VIDEO Two years in two minutes… story of a Dublin couple

first_imgIt takes them from Dublin to Amsterdam, Spain and Morocco and back home again. Lovely.Can’t see the video? Never fear… follow the link>Music: King Creosote and Jon Hopkins performing John Taylor’s Month AwayPhoto: Cliffs of Moher, meet the Milky Way> Photos: The sun sets over Ireland> “PICKED UP AMY’S camera and noticed there was about two years worth of pictures on it, TWO YEARS…Here it is in two minutes (it’s 20 frames per second, so blink and you’ll miss yourself)”last_img read more

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