About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Southampton clash will be really feistyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe expects the tackles to fly tomorrow night against Southampton.Southampton meet traditional rivals Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, but Howe feels Bournemouth’s games against the Saints are “gaining in everybody’s focus”.”It should be a really feisty game, a really good atmosphere and an entertaining match,” Bournemouth boss Howe told Sky Sports. “Southampton have started very well, too.”It’s gaining in everybody’s focus. The more games we have, the more the rivalry will intensify I think.”We’ve enjoyed the games against Southampton which have been tight and tough, from both clubs’ perspectives. We’re looking forward to another entertaining match.”
Facebook Prokop had been unable to perform with the Juno Award-winning band since 2014 so his son, Jamie, had stepped in to take his place.Founded in 1968, Lighthouse was distinguished for its fusion of rock and jazz, with infectious tracks like “You Girl,” “One Fine Morning” and “Sunny Days. Skip Prokop – The Associated Press Login/Register With: TORONTO—Skip Prokop, co-founder and drummer with the Canadian rock band Lighthouse, has died. He was 74.Band manager Brenda Hoffert, wife of Lighthouse co-founder Paul Hoffert, says Prokop died Wednesday in a St. Thomas, Ont., hospital.She says Prokop had been living with a heart condition and was ill for some time. Advertisement Lighthouse won Junos for group of the year in 1974, vocal instrumental group of the year in 1973, and outstanding performance of the year in 1972.Prokop is survived by his wife Tracey, son Jamie, and daughters Shannon and Cassandra. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
VANCOUVER, B.C. – ICBC is launching into telematics research with a new pilot, this time inviting as many as 7,000 drivers with less than five years of experience to see how telematics technology can improve their driving and make B.C. roads safer.ICBC says its rates are under considerable pressure in part from a significant increase in crashes.According to the Provincial Insurance Company, new drivers are 5.6 times more at risk of getting into a crash and for that crash to be severe than those with 20 years of driving experience. “Starting September 2019, inexperienced drivers will be paying more to better reflect this risk as part of the recent changes to rate fairness. This pilot is an opportunity to assess if telematics can measurably improve driver behaviour and help offset that impact in the future by decreasing the demographic’s risk of being in a crash.”ICBC says results from the first telematics pilot earlier this year that focused on the technology’s usability found that over 40 percent of participants saw improvements in their driving by using the technology, and nearly three-quarters recommended that ICBC explore its use further, particularly for inexperienced drivers.In early 2019, ICBC will confirm a vendor that will provide the technology for the pilot through a Negotiated Request for Proposal process, and participant sign-up will begin in the spring. The pilot will launch in the summer with incentives for drivers while collecting driver feedback and driving behaviour data for one year.ICBC is looking for participants in the Novice Stage of the Graduated Licensing Program or with less than five years of experience as a fully licensed driver from across B.C.If you are interested in participating in this pilot program, you can visit icbc.com/driverpilot
Former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson calls in plays from the sideline against Northwestern on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Courtesy of IU AthleticsFormer Indiana coach Kevin Wilson has been hired as Ohio State’s new offensive coordinator, a team’s spokesman announced on Tuesday. Wilson will also coach tight ends.Ryan Day, who was announced as quarterbacks coach last week, was also named co-offensive coordinator by OSU coach Urban Meyer. Day replaced Tim Beck who joined former OSU offensive coordinator Tom Herman’s staff at Texas last weekWilson, who resigned from Indiana on Dec. 1 following allegations of mistreating players, including forcing members of his team to play through injury, had a career record of 26-47 with the Hoosiers in six seasons at the helm. During his time, the Hoosiers were 0-1 in bowl games before Indiana reached the Foster Farms Bowl this season, where they lost 26-24 to Utah.Associate head coach Tom Allen replaced the outgoing Wilson.Wilson coached at Miami (Ohio), Northwestern and Oklahoma before he was hired in 2011 at Indiana. Wilson was the co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma under coach Bob Stoops from 2002 to 2005, then offensive coordinator 2006-2010. Wilson’s offenses frequently ranked among the best in the country over his eight years at Oklahoma, including a then-NCAA record of 716 points scored in the 2008 season.Since his introduction as Indiana’s coach, Wilson has been involved in multiple close matchups with the Buckeyes, including a 38-17 contest this year which had Indiana well within striking range at halftime. No word has been given by OSU as to whether or not the move affects offensive coordinator Ed Warinner. The Buckeyes open their season on Aug. 31 against Indiana, Wilson’s former team.
Ohio State freshman defensive end Chase Young (2) sacks Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe and forces a fumble during the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignDespite an early season loss to No. 5 Oklahoma, Ohio State seemed to be well on its way to another College Football Playoff appearance, beating No. 2 Penn State in a thriller on Oct. 28, 2017. That is, until the Buckeyes traveled to Kinnick Stadium In Iowa City and fell to Iowa 55-24. This season, with another highly ranked matchup with Penn State ahead for Ohio State, here are the games that could be what the Hawkeyes were last season: a trap game.MarylandWyatt Crosher, Assistant Sports EditorNo. 9 Penn State might jump off the page. So might No. 14 Michigan. No. 21 Michigan State even shows up as an opponent to highlight on the schedule for Ohio State.But Maryland? Maryland just slips right through the cracks.Don’t sleep on the Terrapins so soon though. They sit at 3-1, are tied for the third-best record in the Big Ten and have a win over a ranked opponent — 34-29 against now-No. 18 Texas.The Buckeye offense lines up against the Maryland defense during the second quarter of the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe offense lives on its running game, with a trio of backs rushing the ball more than 25 times thus far. Senior Ty Johnson, redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland and sophomore Tayon Fleet-Davis have combined for 739 yards and seven touchdowns this season on the ground, with Johnson and McFarland each averaging more than seven yards per carry.Maryland has also found its way through the air with redshirt freshman quarterback Kasim Hill. A four-star prospect according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Hill has been a serviceable quarterback in his first year under center, throwing for 516 yards and three touchdowns with only one interception.For a Maryland offense that lives on the run game, Hill’s stats don’t jump off the page, but they allow for enough of a threat to open up the Terrapins’ run game, which could find more space with the lack of junior defensive end Nick Bosa.It is too early to know if Bosa will be ready for a game in November, but even with him in the game, Ohio State allowed three runs of more than 70 yards, two of which were to an Oregon State team that is far from impressive.The Buckeyes looked like a pass-first offense when redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins ignited against Tulane, while sophomore and redshirt junior running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber struggled to get much going.Maryland offers more trouble in the run game, allowing only 104 yards per game on the ground, No. 19 in the nation.Stats aside, because Ohio State is clearly the better team on paper, Maryland offers the Buckeyes the toughest placement on their schedule.Ohio State travels to College Park on Nov. 17, the second-to-last week of the regular season, in between a road matchup against Michigan State and home game against the Wolverines.The back-to-back road game is the ultimate trap-game trope, and it is the same one Ohio State fell to last year in its brutal defeat to Iowa that cost the team a shot at the College Football Playoff.Michigan State is a large enough opponent to give the Buckeyes a difficult matchup, leaving them vulnerable against the Terrapins a week later. More importantly, the Michigan game the week after takes a lot of attention away from a Maryland game many will see as a pushover before the huge rivalry matchup.The Terrapins have proven their ability to upset strong teams just four games into the season, and have proven to be strong running the ball and strong defending the run.Maryland offers the hardest road game on the schedule strictly by being the game before Michigan and after Michigan State. But it helps that the Terrapins might actually have some weapons to make Ohio State’s in-between game that much harder.PurdueColin Gay, Sports EditorHistorically, Ohio State has never had any issues with Purdue. The Buckeyes have won 39 of 55 matchups against the Boilermakers, winning both games against the team in head coach Urban Meyer’s tenure — a 29-22 win in Columbus in 2012 and a 56-0 beatdown in Indiana in 2013.Based on Purdue’s record through the first four games of the season, Ohio State seems to be on a similar path when it faces the Boilermakers on Oct. 20.Purdue fifth-year quarterback David Blough (11) carries the ball on a quarterback keep during Purdue’s 30-13 win over Boston College on Sept. 22. Credit: Courtesy of Dalani Young | Purdue Exponent Staff PhotographerPurdue has lost three of its first four games of the season, including an opening conference-game loss to Northwestern on Aug. 30. However, a trend seems to be continuing that the Boilermakers began last season. After finishing the 2017 season with a 7-6 record, with one-score losses to No. 16 Louisville and No. 7 Wisconsin, Purdue’s three losses in four games to start the 2018 season have each been by one score and are carrying a plus-9 score differential heading into the fifth game of the season despite posting a record of 1-3.The Boilermakers entered the win column on Saturday, defeating No. 23 Boston College for the team’s first ranked win since beating No. 23 Illinois 21-14 on Oct. 22, 2011. With redshirt senior quarterback David Blough, the Boilermakers have been doing the same thing all season. Blough completed 21-of-28 pass attempts for 296 yards and three touchdowns, extending his completion percentage to 71.6 percent with six touchdowns to one interception. For Blough, it helps to have a receiver like freshman Rondale Moore in the passing game. He led the team in the win over Boston College with eight receptions for 110 yards, bringing in his third and fourth touchdown receptions of the season. Like many teams before it, Boston College could not get its running game going against the Purdue defense. Despite allowing 138.3 yards per game, the Boilermaker defense grants opposing backs an average of 3.6 yards per carry, with the Eagles averaging 3.4 yards per carry on Saturday. Linebacker Cornel Jones has made a major impact in the middle, leading the team with eight tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks through the first four games. Ever since Jeff Brohm became the head coach at Purdue prior to the start of the 2017 season, the Boilermakers have gone 1-3 against ranked opponents, never losing by more than 18 points to an opponent. After recording a 4-2 record at Ross-Ade Stadium, the Boilermakers are still looking for that signature win for Brohm’s tenure. After facing No. 9 Penn State on Saturday, Ohio State will not have another chance at a ranked opponent until Nov. 10 against Michigan State. If the Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions on Saturday, Ohio State could have a period of time, with games against Indiana and Minnesota, during which it wins even if mistakes are made. With Purdue’s track record against ranked opponents and its ability to win at home under Brohm, Ohio State must have Oct. 20 circled on its calendar as a trap game.Michigan StateEdward Sutelan, Editor-in-chiefMichigan State has upset Ohio State in some key moments in the past seven matchups between the two teams.The Buckeyes lost to the Spartans for the first time since the millenium flipped from the 1900s to the 2000s in 2011 when Michigan State won 10-7 in Columbus. Two years later, Michigan State kept a previously undefeated and second-ranked Ohio State from a likely BCS Championship Game appearance with a 34-24 upset in the 2013 Big Ten Championship. Another two years pass, and Michigan State, again, kept Ohio State out of the College Football Playoff with a stunning walk-off field goal in Columbus to win 17-14 in 2015, later going on to win the Big Ten.Ohio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa (97) sacks Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against the Spartans on Nov. 11. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOne thing has remained constant though about the losses for the Buckeyes: they’ve never come in East Lansing, Michigan.Despite winning three of the past seven meetings, the Spartans have not defeated Ohio State in front of their home fans since 1999. In fact, since the first matchup in East Lansing, Ohio State has won 16 of 21 clashes in front of a green and white-clad crowd. Michigan State’s longest home winning streak against the Buckeyes is just two games, while Ohio State is currently running a six-game winning streak.But this rivalry between the two teams has gotten interesting in recent years. Whenever Ohio State has appeared to be a clear favorite, Michigan State always finds a way to make it close or even come away with the upset. No. 4 Ohio State will enter the matchup this year as the heavy favorite over No. 21 Michigan State barring a collapse by the Buckeyes or an unexpected resurgence by the Spartans, who already sit at 2-1 on the year. Michigan State has not looked the part of a dominant team this season. Quarterback Brian Lewerke is completing 66 percent of his passes, but has a 5-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The running backs are averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and have only scored four rushing touchdowns. However, in previous meetings, Michigan State has almost always been considered the underdog. Rarely, if ever, have the Spartans appeared to be the clear favorite.Yet they seem to always be that one team that gives Ohio State trouble when everything is going right for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has a clear path to a championship? Michigan State seems to get in the way, or at least provide the Buckeyes with a worthy challenge. Even in 2016 when Michigan State entered the Nov. 20 matchup with a 3-7 record and 1-6 conference record compared to Ohio State’s 9-1 and 6-1 marks, it was only a failed two-point conversion with 4:41 remaining and a later interception that kept Michigan State from beating the Buckeyes. On paper, Ohio State should handle the Spartans. The Buckeyes are viewed as a national title contender and the Big Ten frontrunner. The Spartans are viewed as a fringe top-25 team. But in Spartan Stadium on Nov. 10, Ohio State could again be on upset watch.
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld aims to return to winning ways at Cardiff City on New Year’s DayMauricio Pochettino’s side saw their five-match winning run come to an end with a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.However, Spurs have bounced back superbly from losses this season and Alderweireld is hoping they will prove that again at Cardiff.“We have to stick together,” Alderweireld told the club website.“Of course, everyone is very disappointed to get this result (against Wolves) but we have to bounce back on Tuesday and show what kind of team we are.”In the game at Wembley, Harry Kane’s first-half strike gave Spurs the lead heading into the break.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the space of 15 minutes in the second-half handed Wolves the win.“I thought we had a good first half, second half we couldn’t get the energy from the last games, we defended, defended and then a goal against… it was difficult,” added Alderweireld.“The desire was there, sometimes it’s just the energy. Normally we’re on top of it and we’re better than the opponent but we couldn’t create a lot chances (in the second half).“Defensively they stood okay and we couldn’t get through. The second half was difficult.”Saturday’s defeat in London was also Alderweireld’s 100th league match for Spurs.
The mobile site offers not only app aggregation, but also reviews. All of the featured apps have ratings by the AgWeb staff, and users also can add their own ratings and reviews. App reviews will be added by the staff “as they hit the market,” says Boyce Thompson, editorial director of AgWeb.With the app finder AgWeb is hoping to keep users coming back, viewing the brand as a go-to source for farming news, advice and tools. “The benefit for AgWeb is mostly in reinforcing its leadership position in the Ag online market,” says Thompson. “We are even reviewing apps from competing companies.”AgWeb chose to create a mobile website instead of its own app in response to mobile trends that the company has seen. “One-third of our traffic is mobile,” says Thompson. “And the website is about to become responsive. This made the most sense to us.”Discoverability of apps has been less than ideal for a long time now. Apps are placed in the App Store and primarily searchable by title, which isn’t always helpful. So when farmers are looking for a useful app to help with their business, they don’t want to dig through FarmVille and other games that have nothing to do with real farming to find what they need.Farm Journal Media has continued to stay on the front line of digital media. CEO Andy Weber delivered a keynote address at FOLIO:‘s MediaNext event in 2013, and said that the company has recently grown from print-centric to digital media powerhouse. In the past five years (as of 2013) the company has doubled in size by focusing on product development and acquisitions, and Weber says they plan to double again by 2018. More on this topic Farm Journal’s AgWeb Launches Advertising Network AgWeb for iPad Aims for Touch Sensitive Farmer Farm Journal Media Magazines Represent with Webby Award Nominations Seven Ways to Monetize Marketing Services Online Bloomberg Launches App for RNC & DNC Convention AttendeesJust In PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by Farm Journal Media has created the AgWeb App Finder to help its audience of farmers find and select Ag-related apps. The mobile-optimized site can be accessed on desktop, tablet or other devices.The apps are organized and searchable by category, ratings and more. Categories include markets/commodities, weather, business, livestock and crops.
Hajj PilgrimsThe religious affairs ministry has appointed as medical attendants of Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims, quite a number of persons who, officials concerned apprehend, are unlikely to serve the sick devotees in Makkah and Medina.In the team of 171 attendants, religious affairs minister Matior Rahman has included from his constituency, Mymensingh, as many as 35 persons who are not even remotely connected to this service.The minister himself said to Prothom Alo, “Whoever applied from Mymensingh to join the team, we are bringing them.”“Some others are being taken as requests in this regard came from different departments. Many are known [to us],” he said about inclusion of drivers in the team of attendants.Conspicuously, members of the team range from class-I and class-II officers to agriculturists and pharmacists, and from drivers to carpenters.According to terms of service, the attendants will be required to assist the pilgrims as and when required, clean garbage and help them accomplish daily chores. “But most of these people will in no way do it,” said an official of the ministry seeking anonymity.The team includes 25 drivers of members of the cabinet, and from different ministries, and government offices. There are security guards, sweepers, personal assistants, office assistants, pump operators and typists.Class-I and class-II officials who are named in the team include the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute’s plant breeding department’s scientific officer AKM Salauddin, the public administration ministry’s assistant secretary Azizur Rahman Talukder, the land record and survey department’s grainer Kamruddin, the Bangladesh Agricultural University’s sports training centre’s assistant director M Bajlul Alam and the finance ministry’s assistant secretary Ruhul Amin Mallik.During their stay in Saudi Arabia, each member of the team will be entitled to an aggregate amount between Tk 800,000 and 1,000,000, inclusive of plane fare, travel allowance and daily allowance, depending on their positions.An official of the ministry told Prothom Alo, “As a matter of custom, dedicated office assistants and attendants from the religious affairs and health ministries are supposed to go in Saudi Arabia.”The official regretted that favouritism often played a big part in selecting attendants and in most cases they did not serve the pilgrims. “That’s why there are complaints that the attendants did not even meet the pilgrims there,” the official added.The religious affairs ministry has recently published the names of the medical team members comprising 114 physicians, 97 nurses and brothers, 43 pharmacists and 12 technicians for treating the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The 171-member team of attendants has been formed to assist them.The religious affairs and health ministries and Islamic Foundation are supposed to jointly prepare the list of attendants. But there are allegations that the list was prepared bypassing the health ministry proposal.Contacted, health and family welfare minister Mohammad Nasim told Prothom Alo, “Every year we send names of attendants to the religious affairs ministry but they [attendants] get appointment through irregularities.”Nasim further said everyone understands the reason for appointment of the persons who do not have experience in such services.When asked, religious affairs secretary Abdul Jalil said the list has been prepared following proposals from the prime minister’s office, several ministers and important personalities. “The ministry itself hasn’t included any name from outside of the proposals.”About inclusion of scientific officers or class-I and class-II officials, the secretary said all kinds of professionals are required in such a team.In response to a question, what the drivers would do, Abdul Jalil said the minister has given approval to their inclusion in the list.*This piece, originally published in the Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Reza.
Barack ObamaFormer US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to “snap judgements to complex issues” and warned leaders to think before tweeting.Obama was repeatedly asked about his successor, President Donald Trump, at a New Delhi symposium but stuck to a general warning to all high-profile figures to take care.”I think it’s important to be mindful of both the power of these tools but also its limits,” Obama said when asked about the dangers of Twitter, a platform on which Trump has caused repeat controversies.”What I would say is Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, all these various platforms are extraordinarily powerful tools, and those tools can be used for good and they tools can be used for ill,” he said.Highlighting how he has 100 million Twitter followers — “more than other people who use it more often” — Obama said: “I think it’s important to be mindful of both the power of these tools but also its limits.”Obama’s wife Michelle recently took what was seen as a subtle swipe at Trump, asking the audience at an event to spellcheck and not tweet everything that comes into their mind.”I think she was just giving a general advice, the same advice that you used to hear from your mother generally … don’t say the first thing that pops in your head,” the two-term leader told the conference, which was organised by the Hindustan Times newspaper.”Your mother and father knew better. Listen to them. Don’t do things like that. Think before you speak, think before you tweet.”- ‘Destructive populism’ -Obama was more direct in criticising Trump’s threat to leave the 2015 Paris climate accord on slashing global carbon emissions.”It is an agreement that — even though we have a little bit of a pause in American leadership — is giving our children a fighting chance,” he said.Trump has threatened several times to withdraw from the Paris accord saying it is crippling US business. He has called for the agreement to be renegotiated.Obama would not be drawn into other questions about the US administration at the appearance where he called “destructive populism” a threat to modern democracy.”The thing I love about America and I suspect the thing you love about India is just this cacophony of life and it throws up all kinds of variety,” Obama said in response to one attempt to force a comment on Trump.”There are political trends in American that I don’t agree with and abide by but I recognise as part of a running thread in American life.”Obama said he has become “obsessed” with the way news is handled and consumed, particularly by the young.”We are more connected than ever before but … more and more we are fitting facts to suit our opinions rather than formulating our opinions based on facts,” said Obama, who was in China before visiting India, and next goes to Paris.
Baltimore residents were battered by a violent nor’easter Friday and Saturday that claimed at least one life, derailed a freight train, tossed tractor trailers and sparked hundreds of thousands of power outages throughout the region.Strong winds, part of a nor’easter pummeling Baltimore and Central Maryland caused widespread damage throughout the city, including a downed lamp post in the parking lot of the Safeway in Charles Village and a myriad of toppled trees such as this one on Callow Avenue in Whitelock City in West Baltimore. (AFRO Photo/Sean Yoes)According to BGE, more than 400,000 outages had been reported throughout Central Maryland. By 8 p.m. Saturday, service had been restored to about 300,000 of those customers. BGE workers and Baltimore City clean clean-up crews operated virtually non-stop since Friday working on outages and removing debris.The storm, which the National Weather Service called “one of the most powerful windstorms in recent years” and included wind gusts over 80 miles per hour, compelled Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency yesterday.“I want to caution all Marylanders that these dangerously strong winds will continue this evening and into tomorrow. We are continuing to see a number of serious accidents on bridges and roadways, and power outages throughout the state,” Hogan said in a statement March 2.“Please use common sense, heed all warnings, and stay inside and off the roads if possible.Strong winds, part of a nor’easter pummeling Baltimore and Central Maryland caused widespread damage throughout the city, including a downed lamp post in the parking lot of the Safeway in Charles Village and a myriad of toppled trees such as this one on Callow Avenue in Whitelock City in West Baltimore. (AFRO Photo/Sean Yoes)A massive tree fell on a car on West 28th Street in Remington last night, and the powerful winds also knocked down a lamp post in the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store in Charles Village.According to The Baltimore Sun, a 77-year old woman was killed yesterday in Baltimore County by a falling tree branch outside her home in the 11000 block of Cedar Lane in Kingsville. County police did not identify the woman.The volatile windstorm may have also caused several cars from a CSX freight train to derail and tumble into the Susquehanna River Friday night near Perryville.According to the National Weather Service, winds were expected to subside through Sunday.