10 months agoPremier League trio eyeing Ipswich whiz Andre Dozzell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Premier League trio eyeing Ipswich whiz Andre Dozzellby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveIpswich ace Andre Dozzell is back on the radar of Premier League clubs.The Mirror says Bournemouth, Brighton and Crystal Palace are all tracking fit-again Dozzell.The 19-year-old midfielder – valued at £5 million by the Tractor Boys – is back in action after suffering a cruciate ligament injury on the opening day of last season that ruled him out for more than a year.Dozzell was a member of the England side that won the Under-17 and Under- 19 European titles in 2016 and 2017 respectively.Ipswich, rock-bottom of the Championship and 10 points from safety, may be tempted to cash in to help fund new signings in their desperate bid to beat the drop. last_img read more

Ohio State baseball looking for revenge Big Ten title in 2016 season

OSU then-sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson signs autographs before a game on April 12 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State baseball team hasn’t won its conference or made the NCAA tournament since 2009. That six-year postseason drought, however, could be put to an end this season, as the Buckeyes are returning 20 letter winners, including 10 seniors and six starters, in a lineup that projects to be among the best hitting teams in the Big Ten.OSU’s quest for the postseason is set to commence this season with four games at the Dodgertown Classic in Vero Beach, Florida.Sixth-year coach Greg Beals said he is excited about his team’s potential, making it clear that he expects the Scarlet and Gray to compete for the conference championship. “I think you approach every season with a championship mindset, and if you ask any guy in that locker room and anyone on that coaching staff, that’s our mission: to play for a Big Ten championship,” he said. “The expectation is to play up to our ability and be as consistent as we can on a daily basis. I believe with the talent on this club, the experience on this ballclub, if we’re able to play at a high level consistently, then the winning and losing will take care of itself.”Counting on the outfieldBeals said the Buckeyes have the experience needed to bring the Big Ten championship back to Columbus. A key reason, the coach said, will be the strength of OSU’s outfield.The unit will be anchored by a pair of juniors: center fielder Troy Montgomery and left fielder Ronnie Dawson.“They are experienced, high-quality players with big, big futures ahead of them,” Beals said. “I’m looking for them to have big seasons.” Montgomery will be the Buckeyes’ leadoff hitter after batting .317, with a team-high 54 runs scored in 55 games last season. Beals said Montgomery has blistering speed, as evidenced by his 35 stolen bases last season which led the Big Ten and tied a program record.Dawson, a career .307 hitter, should provide the power for the Buckeyes. He will bat third in the lineup after clubbing seven home runs and 15 doubles last season. Beals said Dawson had an outstanding offseason, which included earning all-star honors in the Cape Cod Baseball League over the summer.The Grove City, Ohio, native said he believes the team is fully prepared to start the season on a good note to build momentum early on.“We’re one unit this year, and last year we had a bitter taste in our mouths,” Dawson said. “As a team I think we’re ready. We’re excited to get out there to show people what we’re capable of. It’s going to be a big year for the Bucks.”Leadership across the boardBeals said the team’s captains, senior second baseman Nick Sergakis and junior catcher Jalen Washington, will provide the team with the leadership needed to propel the Buckeyes through the 57-game slate. Washington said the team is hungry, while Sergakis said the team will be looking for revenge on some of the teams that took it to OSU at the end of last season.“We have a high expectation, of course,” Sergakis said. “As far as last year goes, it didn’t end up the way we wanted and we want to try and correct it. We’re looking for payback this year.”Sergakis leads an experienced infield defense that in total has started 388 games for the Scarlet and Gray. Washington is in his first year as the everyday catcher and his development, along with the pitching staff’s, is going to be an important factor for OSU’s overall success.Starting out strongHeading into this season, the pitching staff will be looking to fill the void from some key departures, as it lost Travis Lakins, Ryan Riga and Trace Dempsey to graduation or the MLB draft. But fortunately for OSU, the team is returning two key pieces to the rotation in junior left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully and redshirt sophomore righty Adam Niemeyer. Tully said he is fired up and ready to take the mound as OSU’s opening-day starter.“We all worked hard this summer going our separate ways, and we’re coming back as a unit,” Tully said. “We pushed each other harder than we have before, (we) definitely (had) a good fall, and we’re ready to go.”Last season, Tully went 4-4, compiling a 4.32 ERA while striking out 44 batters. His counterpart, Niemeyer, a right-handed pitcher from Minster, Ohio, compiled a 2.16 ERA in 12 appearances last season, with a 2-0 record over four starts for the Buckeyes. Beals said Niemeyer will be the typical Saturday night pitcher and will be looked at as a guy who OSU can count on for big innings this season.“Adam’s a great competitor,” Beals said. “He’s another guy that’s got good feel for pitching the baseball, he throws a lot of strikes. I’m excited for Adam to be a regular in the rotation, he’s certainly ready for that. I’m confident he’s going to have a really good season for us.”The third and fourth spots in the rotation are set be rounded out by senior John Havird and freshman Ryan Feltner. “Havird has been throwing the ball really well,” Beals said. “He’s not a flamethrower, he’s a lefty and he’s a command guy. He’s got great movement on his fastball, plus changeup and breaking ball. And Ryan Feltner is a very highly skilled, highly touted freshman who was in the draft out of high school. I’m looking forward to seeing his first collegiate start this weekend.”Dodgertown ClassicOSU is scheduled to open versus Toledo on Friday, before playing a doubleheader against Niagara and Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Buckeyes are slated to close the season-opening series again with Toledo on Sunday. Beals said the full weekend of baseball will give him a good look into the true makeup of his team.“Obviously, we want to get started fast, but with the high expectations that this ballclub has, we’ve got to be careful that we’re not pushing too hard too soon and that we trust ourselves and just go out and play the game,” he said. read more

Queens of Ohio Volleyball wins tourney

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team fended off fellow in-state universities this weekend to win the Sports Imports Classic at St. John Arena.Bowling Green, Cleveland State and Xavier all fell victim to the Buckeyes (12-1 overall, 3-0 in the tournament), who dropped only one set the entire weekend.Xavier (7-6) had an opportunity to win the event on Saturday night with a victory over OSU, but the Buckeyes won all three sets, pushing the Musketeers into a second-place finish at 2-1.OSU played better as the match went on, winning the final set 25-6 after more competitive bouts of 27-25 and 25-18. Junior Katie Dull led the Bucks with 17.5 points, including 13 kills.Earlier Saturday, OSU faced its toughest challenge against Cleveland State. The Vikings jumped out to an early lead, sparked by a 26-24 win in the first set. However, OSU rolled out three consecutive winning sets, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15.Senior Kristen Dozier paced Ohio State with 17 points and 15 kills.On Friday, the Buckeyes swept away Bowling Green in three quick sets, 25-19, 25-20 and 25-13.Freshmen Amanda Peterson and Emily Danks and redshirt senior Chelsea Noble all represented Ohio State on the tournament team, Peterson being honored as the event’s Most Valuable Player.Cleveland State (11-4) finished third at 1-2, and Bowling Green (7-6) failed to record a victory, finishing up 0-3.The Buckeyes head to Illinois on Friday and Northwestern on Saturday for a pair of Big Ten road games to kick off conference play. read more

Baseball Ohio State hopes to rebound in home opener

Ohio State then-junior infielder Kobie Foppe (2) connects with a pitch in the third inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State baseball team will aim to end its five-game skid at home this weekend. The Buckeyes (7-9) will host Lipscomb (9-6) in a three-game series beginning their nine-game homestand on Friday. The Bisons come into the series on a hot streak. They have won five straight games, outscoring opponents 41-14 over that span. Ohio State, on the other hand, has not recorded a win in more than a week of play. The Buckeyes have been outscored 42-25 over their past five games. Lipscomb has a team batting average of .297, which ranks the Bisons inside the top 50 in the nation. The offense has been fueled by a trio of players. Redshirt sophomore designated hitter and catcher Chris Bashlor has a .434 batting average and 16 RBIs. Sophomore center fielder Maddux Houghton and senior third baseman Zeke Dodson are both batting above .360. Lipscomb’s offense is averaging 7.07 runs a game also adding 25 stolen bases on 29 attempts. Redshirt senior left fielder Tevin Symonette leads the team with 7 steals. Symonette is also batting .269 on the year. The Lipscomb pitching staff is made up of two solid starters, who are a combined 4-0.Senior starting pitcher Chris Kachmar has a 2.74 ERA and three wins in his four starts. Freshman starting pitcher Scott Elgin boasts a 3.65 ERA in four appearances for the Bisons. The Bisons hold a 4.67 ERA, while walking an average of six batters a game. Extra base runners will provide Ohio State’s offense an opportunity to put up larger numbers and improve upon its average of 5.31 runs a game. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry has provided a bright spot for the inconsistent Buckeyes. Cherry is hitting .344 to go along with a team-high 13 RBIs and four home runs. The pitching staff will also look to regain its rhythm, after allowing five or more runs in each of their past six contests. Ohio State will begin its series against Lipscomb at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Bill Davis Stadium. This will be followed up with a 3:05 p.m. Saturday game and a 1:05 p.m. Sunday finale. read more

Romagnoli will be AC Milans new captain

first_imgThe ex-Roma footballer believes he has grown with the Rossoneri and has so much to offer his clubAC Milan has a new captain, and it’s a young defender.With only 23 years of age, Alessio Romagnoli has been confirmed by the Rossoneri as the new leader of the team.The center-back spoke to MilanTV, as reported on The Offside, about what this means for his career.“How I feel at Milan? I have grown and I have learned more about this world, about the daily life of the Milan world,” he said.“It’s nice; I feel well here in Milano, I’m very happy to stay. I hope to continue at this club for many years.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We must focus on improving, all together, winning and becoming that Milan that was so fun to watch and won so many trophies. We definitely have to improve and do better than last year,” he added.“We need to do much better than the first half of last campaign and to continue to grow together, to finish better in the standings and to raise the bar.”But he aims not to win only locally, but also in Europe.“We have the Europa League and many beautiful challenges ahead of us. We have a very young squad but many experienced players as well, so the goal is to continue improving,” he commented.“We must avoid mistakes and all the distractions that we had last year. Unfortunately, we had them in Madrid too and in other games. We must improve”.last_img read more

Empoli match a must win for Milans Gattuso

first_imgThe team’s manager believes his club can take the three points home when these two teams play each other tomorrow nightFor AC Milan’s boss Gennaro Gattuso the match between his team an Empoli is a “must win.”Both teams will play each other tomorrow night, as part of Matchday 6 of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.“We must win, I’m not looking for the perfect match but I want to take home the three points. It won’t be easy, they are good at moving the ball around and they strikers make the right movement. We really need a win,” he told the club’s official website.“We hadn’t scored at home to Atalanta in two years, but we wanted to win it. We played the game we had to play, but all of sudden we stopped and they had seven shots in the space of 25 minutes.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We struggle when we have to run deep and trackback. Too many times it looks like we don’t like running but we also need to learn how to do the things we don’t like,” he explained.“When on the ball we know what to do. We need a change in mentality when off the ball. We don’t have time to wait, we are lacking some grit”.“We are leaving too many points behind, but we are not doing that bad. We need to keep believing in our qualities,” Gattuso continued.“I agree with the club: we need to improve our fifth-sixth place mentality and remedy mistakes that are preventing us from playing with continuity. At times we should be more clinical. We are lacking belief, it happens that we are afraid we won’t win, as it happened against Atalanta”.last_img read more

Kick It Out backs investigation into homophobic chants

first_imgAnti-racism campaign group Kick It Out has revealed their support for an investigation after Nottingham Forest fans were caught chanting homophobic slurs.Nottingham Forest fans taunted Chelsea fans during Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup third round victory for the home side at Stamford Bridge.Information about the incident was sent to the Football Association who will open up an investigation into the matter.According to Sky Sports, Kick It Out released a statement supporting the potential investigation saying: “We’ve received reports of alleged homophobic chanting by Nottingham Forest supporters at Chelsea during the FA Cup fixture,” Kick It Out said in a statement.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have passed those onto the FA and offered our support in any possible investigation.”This is happening a month after a Chelsea fan was fined £965 and banned for three years from football after he was found guilty of homophobic chants during the Blues’ 2-1 victory at the Falmer Stadium.last_img read more

Zika virus getting stern reaction from country leaders

first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM No Zika reports for TCI Related Items:barack obama, brazil, center for disease control, ZIka Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jan 2016 – Here are most of the countries with recorded cases of the Zika virus according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the mosquito borne illness which is causing tourists to cancel vacations to the region, some airlines to offer refunds to those travellers and which caused US President, Barack Obama to call an emergency meeting. Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, United States of America, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Somoa and Cape Verde. Brazil has reported some 4,000 cases and 200,000 troops going house to house to combat Zika ahead of the Olympic Games and Mr. Obama has sanctioned research on the spread of the virus which can cause harm to unborn babies; namely brain damage and an abnormally small head. In its effort to proactively cope with the fall out Zika is causing, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association on Thursday held a webinar for its 32 members with presentations by CEO, Frank Comito; Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the CTC and the Caribbean Public Health Agency. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Week In Review 122126

first_imgTuesday 1/23Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPd8.0 Earthquake Rattles The Kenai Peninsula, Rescued Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Calf Cannot Be Released Back To Wild, Soldotna Council To Consider Approval Of Airport Master Plan Phase III, What To Do In The Event Of A Tsunami Warning On The Peninsula Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 1/24Audio PlayerJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp3VmJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp300:00RPdEarthquake Caused Small Spill At Nikiski Refinery, Three-Peat! Kassik’s Takes Home Third Consecutive Win At Beer And Barley Wine Festival, Ban On Distilleries Serving Cocktails Approved By Board Monday 1/22Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-0122.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-0122.mp300:00RPdCity Of Kenai Looks At Permits For Dip Net Fishery Vendors, CES Fire Marshall Arrested For DV Assault, Ravn Alaska Agents Stole Roughly $500,000 In Goods, According To Feds, NOAA Donates Funds For ‘Bycatch’ Reduction Programcenter_img Thursday 1/25Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSmoking Ban Continues To Advance In The Legislature, Project Homeless Connect Offers Basic Care And Comfort To The Kenai, Walker Appoints Lincoln To Vacant Alaska House Seat, Soldotna Parks And Recreation Creates Skating Path At Soldotna Creek Park Friday 1/26Audio PlayerJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp3VmJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp300:00RPdTwo Arrested In Connection With Burglary At Kenai Central High School, Early Morning Collision On Seward Highway Involving Two Semi Trucks, Sen. Murkowski Seeks To Scale Back Plans For Offshore Leasing In Alaska, State Institutes New Review Process For Clemency Requestslast_img read more

Trump brands mostlyblack Baltimore infested mess

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 25 July 2016, US Representative Elijah Cummings speaks during Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump was hit with new accusations of racism Saturday after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority black city of Baltimore an “infested mess.”Trump’s outburst came in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump’s administration whose district covers much of Baltimore.”Cumming (sic) District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” the president wrote, calling it “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.””No human being would want to live there,” he said — in an attack ostensibly provoked by Cummings’ criticism of the harsh conditions facing would-be asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.The morning diatribe ignited a storm of criticism, less than two weeks after the House of Representatives condemned Trump for “racist” comments targeting four first-term Democratic congresswomen who are ethnic minorities.The top Democrat in Congress, Nancy Pelosi, accused Trump of a “racist” attack on a “champion… of civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague.””We all reject racist attacks against him,” wrote Pelosi — who was born in Baltimore and whose father served as mayor of the city.Former vice president Joe Biden — the Democratic frontrunner to challenge Trump in 2020 — called out the president directly on Twitter.”It is despicable for you to attack him and the people of Baltimore this way,” Biden wrote. “Once again you have proved yourself unfit to hold the office. A president is supposed to lift this nation up. Not tear it down.”This file photo taken on 31 January 2014, shows Baltimore, Maryland, is reflected in a still and icy Inner Harbour. Photo: AFPThere was similar condemnation from half a dozen White House candidates including Cory Booker, who tweeted footage of a black CNN anchor and Baltimore native who broke down on air while reacting to the attack on his hometown.”This is painful. This is a moral, defining moment in America,” wrote Booker. “Silence is toxic complicity.”‘Disgraceful’ Democratic 2020 contender Kamala Harris, who like Booker is black, said she was “proud” to have her campaign headquarters in Cummings’ district and called Trump’s attack “disgraceful.”The city’s Democratic Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young — also black — rejected Trump’s rhetoric, calling it “hurtful and dangerous.””It was a total insult,” he told reporters. “We’re not going to ignore anyone degrading Baltimore city and its effective leadership, no one.”The editorial board of the city’s newspaper, The Baltimore Sun, took a direct swipe at Trump in a scathing column which concluded that it is “better to have a few rats than to be one.”A historic port city of 600,000 people, Baltimore presents a mixed picture, with both handsome and affluent neighbourhoods and poverty-stricken districts. It has one of the country’s highest murder rates.In this file photo taken on 12 April 2019, a man walks by a mural painting on a rainy day in the McElderry Park area in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: AFPCummings’ district is more than 50 percent black — and the city of Baltimore as a whole, more than 60 per cent.Cummings himself tweeted: “Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings — one of the most prominent African Americans in Congress — has launched investigations into Trump administration policies, including reports of poor treatment at migrant detention centres.”Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Trump charged.He attacked Cummings again Saturday evening after spending the day at Trump National Golf Club outside Washington.”Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’ He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district!,” the president tweeted, adding the hashtag #BlacksForTrump2020.The broadside was reminiscent of Trump’s recent, racially charged onslaught against four young Democratic women lawmakers, who he said should “go back” to the “crime infested” places they came from. In fact, three were born in the US and all are American citizens.Trump denies accusations of racism — and has made a point of pushing for the release of US rapper A$AP Rocky, held in Sweden on assault charges, in an apparent effort to curb his unpopularity with black voters.But his calculated targeting of the “Squad” — as the four are known — was widely seen as a bid to galvanize his mostly white electoral base as he gears up for next year’s re-election battle.last_img read more

Amid Snowstorm US Capitol Police Relent on Capitol Hill Sledding Ban

first_imgBashon Mann and his children sled down a hill at the Capitol as snow falls in Washington, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)In anticipation of the snow now blanketing the Northeast, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on March 4 petitioned the U.S. Capitol Police to allow sledding on Capitol Hill grounds from March 5 to 8.With seven to eight inches of snow expected in Washington, D.C., the D.C. delegate urged U.S. Capitol Police Board Chair Frank Larkin to grant a waiver of the sledding ban implemented in 1963 under the “Traffic Regulations for the United States Capitol Grounds.”“This could be the last snowstorm the D.C. area gets this winter, and may be one of the best for sledding in years,” Norton said in a statement.  “Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow D.C. kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region. Have a heart, Mr. Larkin, a kid’s heart that is.”The Capitol Police initially denied the request but promised to “review the request and implement updates as necessary.”Still, dozens of parents and their children turned out March 5 to successfully sled on the forbidden slope, in the name of D.C. rights, with some holding up signs that read “Sled Free or Die.”Norton thanked the Capitol Police for not stopping the sledders.“My thanks to the U.S. Capitol Police, who did not interfere with sledding on the Capitol Grounds today,” Norton said.  “I wanted it to be clear that today’s sledding resulted from spontaneous organizing by parents for their kids. There could have been no better showing of the strong community support for overturning—or not enforcing—the sledding ban. Neither the waiver that I requested nor old fashioned commonsense policing about when to use the heavy hand of the law matter to kids. All kids know that D.C. is not Massachusetts and we rarely get enough snow to make having a sled seem worth it. Today, parents who saw the snow could not bring themselves to say, ‘do not touch,’ or worse, ‘keep off America’s front lawn.’ Thank you, Capitol Police.”last_img read more

Cards Host North Carolina for Senior Weekend

first_imgCards swiping• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 88 stolen bases  in 102 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68, set in the 2010 season. ACC Network Extra Game 2 Live scoring Setting the stageLouisville (32-15, 11-7 ACC) stands third in the ACC’s Atlantic Division behind Florida State (13-5) and Notre Dame (10-6) and stands fifth overall. North Carolina (31-15, 15-6) is second in the Coastal Division behind Virginia Tech (17-4) and is third overall. Louisville/North Carolina Series InformationSeries History: Tied 6-6Dates/Promotions: Friday, April 26, 6 p.m. | Service Appreciation NightSaturday, April 27, 1 p.m. | Senior Day, pregame ceremony starts at 12:45 p.m.Sunday, April 28, 12 p.m. | Bark at the Park – first 200 dogs receive a frisbeeLocation: Louisville, Ky. | Don Dobina Field at Ulmer StadiumTelevision: ACC Network ExtraAnnouncers: Don Russell (play-by-play), Suzanne Bush (analysis)Live scoring: GoCards.comTwitter Updates: @UofLSoftball Hitting for averageLouisville’s starting lineup features five players who are batting over .300 on the season. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton leads the charge at .349 while junior Celene Funke is right behind her at a .337 clip. Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (.330), freshman Rebecca Chung (.324) and senior Megan Hensley (.321) round out the top hitters. CARDS AGAINST THE FIELDNorth CarolinaSeries Record: Tied 6-6Last Meeting: Feb. 10, 2018 – UNC won 2-0 in a non-conference matchup at the UCF Friends of Jaclyn Invitational in Orlando, Fla.Scouting the Tar Heels: North Carolina is receiving votes in the NFCA and USA Softball coaches’ poll. The Tar Heels enter the weekend with a 31-15 overall record and a 15-6 mark in ACC play. North Carolina has won seven of its last eight games, with its only loss coming at the hands of No. 21 Virginia Tech last weekend – the Tar Heels would go on to take the series. Player quick hits• Redshirt senior Sidney Melton is climbing Louisville’s single season and career lists in runs and stolen bases. She has career highs in stolen bases (25), doubles (8), triples (4) and RBIs (30).      • Melton set a school record with four stolen bases against Morehead State (March 12).• Senior Megan Hensley stands among team leaders in home runs (9) and RBIs (37) as well as shutouts, while standing second in ERA (2.92) and strikeouts (82). She is ranked in the top 10 on UofL career record lists several pitching and hitting categories.• Junior Celene Funke is having a career-best season with 44 runs, eight doubles, 10 triples, three home runs, 23 stolen bases and 24 RBIs. She leads the team with 17 multi-hit games and seven multi-steal games. The speedy centerfielder is on a seven-game hitting streak and has scored at least one run in each of the last seven games.• Junior Caitlin Ferguson has a career-high 32 runs and tied a career high in home runs (4).• Sophomore Kyra Snyder put together a team best 13-game on-base streak (March 16-April 6)  – and is currently riding an eight-game streak of reaching safely.• Sophomore Maddy Newman has established career highs in runs (25), and RBIs (12).• Sophomore Jordyn Wolfe has career highs in runs (19) and stolen bases (7).• Sophomore Danielle Watson connected on her first career double, home run this season. She has also dealt a career-high 138 strikeouts.• Freshman Charley Butler put together a team-best 11-game hitting streak (March 30 – April 21). The left fielder has made some outstanding defensive plays and was recently among ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays (No. 8) after a diving catch in foul territory for an out in the 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8).      • Her first career hit was a home run (vs. Bradley, Feb. 24).•Freshman Rebecca Chung has been one of Louisville’s top hitters throughout the season. She leads the team with 11 multi-RBI games. Her three-run double in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8). She also threw out a school-record four base stealers in that game.      • She earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors on April 9.      • Chung put together 10-game hitting streak (March 8-23).      • Chung’s two-run double in the fifth put the Cards ahead for good in the 11-10 win over Georgia Tech to ensure the series sweep (April 21).• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads the team in wins and stands third in batting average. She got the win in the circle and registered the game-winning hit against No. 24/23 Kentucky (April 17). Cards reach 30-win mark for 16th straight seasonOn April 21, the Cardinals defeated Georgia Tech 7-2 to clinch the ACC series and reach their 30th win of the season.• Louisville has now posted 30 or more victories in 16 straight seasons (dating back to 2004). The Cards have posted at least 30 wins 18 times in the 19 year history of the program with a record-setting 55 victories in 2012.Louisville Softball Year-by-Year Breakdown2019…………………………………………………………. 32-152018…………………………………………………………. 33-202017…………………………………………………………. 31-192016*……………………………………………………….. 35-172015*……………………………………………………….. 30-192014*……………………………………………………….. 36-222013*……………………………………………………….. 47-132012*………………………………….. 55-5 (program-best)2011*……………………………………………………….. 38-202010*……………………………………………………….. 41-192009*……………………………………………………….. 48-112008*……………………………………………………….. 31-232007*……………………………………………………….. 37-252006*……………………………………………………….. 45-112005*……………………………………………………….. 43-202004* ………………………………………………………. 41-192003…………………………………………………………. 24-262002…………………………………………………………. 27-282001…………………………………………………………. 40-262000…………………………………………………………. 36-26* Earned NCAA Regional bid Cardiac CardsIn the past two weeks, the Cardinals have had a quite a few dramatic games.•On April 8, the Cards used a walk-off double by Rebecca Chung to upend No. 3/3 Florida State, handing the Seminoles their first ACC series loss since 2012.•On April 17, Taylor Roby’s walk-off single in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 8-7 win after No. 24/23 Kentucky plated two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. The win snapped a three-game skid against the Wildcats.• On April 21, Louisville overcame deficits of 5-0 and 10-6 to complete a series sweep of Georgia Tech while under time constraints due to the Yellow Jackets’ travel.      • In a game which featured three lead changes and a tie and 21 combined runs, Louisville used a late-inning rally to take the lead for good, entering the bottom of the fifth trailing 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining before the game was called, Megan Hensley delivered a two-out single and scored on Roby’s double to cut the lead to one. Ferguson walked to help set up Chung’s two-run double which made the score 11-10. The game was called due to a drop-dead time in the top of the sixth inning.• On April 23, the Cardinals were down 4-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh at Marshall. Then, Celene Funke doubled and scored on a triple by Sidney Melton and Megan Hensley followed with a double of her own to put Louisville ahead 5-4. Home sweet homeLouisville has compiled a 15-3 record at Ulmer Stadium this season with three wins over ranked opponents (No. 3/3 Florida State twice and No. 24/23 Kentucky).• The Cards went 4-0 in their home-opening Cardinal Classic and followed with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State. UofL continued it perfect home record by taking the first two games of the ACC series against Syracuse but fell 4-2 in eight innings to the Orange. The Cards resumed their winning ways with a 5-2 victory over Indiana. Louisville suffered another extra-inning setback when Lipscomb prevailed 5-4 in eight. Louisville’s fourth loss came at the hands of No. 3/3 Florida State on April 6. Roby nameD ACC Player of the WeekTaylor Roby was named ACC Softball Player of the Week for the period ending April 21.•Roby (Mt. Washington, Ky.) helped lead the Cardinals to a 4-0 record on the week. The redshirt freshman posted a .429 batting average (6-for-14) with two doubles, a triple and a home run and produced a .929 slugging percentage while driving in a team-best seven runs and scoring four. She reached base in each of Louisville’s games and recorded at least one RBI in three of four contests.• In Louisville’s midweek upset of No. 24/23 Kentucky, Roby’s walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Cardinals to an 8-7 win over in-state rival. In that game, she had two hits and drove in two runs. She also picked up the win in the circle.•Over the weekend, Roby hit .444 (4-for-9) with four runs and five RBIs in the series sweep of Georgia Tech. In the series finale, Roby collected a career-high three hits with four RBIs with a pair of doubles and a home run to help lead the Cardinals to a dramatic 11-10 win in their first ACC sweep of the season. The University of Louisville softball team will play host to North Carolina in a three-game ACC series this weekend as the Cardinals wrap up the home season. UofL will also honor seniors Blaire Bass, Madison Cousineau, Darrianne Hale, Megan Hensley and Sidney Melton in their final weekend at Ulmer Stadium. Admission is free. Hensley, dual For the fourth straight season, Megan Hensley stands among the Cardinals’ leaders both in the circle and at the plate. The senior leads the pitching staff with four shutouts and stands second in ERA (2.93), strikeouts (80) and innings pitched (86.0).• She also leads the Cards with nine home runs and 36 RBIs.• Hensley is ranked among UofL’s top 10 in several pitching and hitting categories.  Print Friendly Version Young CardsWhile the Cardinals have solid veteran leadership in the lineup some underclassmen are having an immediate impact early in their careers with as many as five in the starting lineup at times.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads the team with a 2.31 ERA and stands third on the squad with a .330 batting average.• Freshman catcher Rebecca Chung is second on the team with 31 RBIs and fourth with a .324 battiing average. She recently set a school record for runners caught stealing in a game with four in the 10-9 win against then-No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8) and was named ACC Softball Co-Player of the Week on March 17.• Freshman Charley Butler has started 42 games in left field and has two home runs. She has made some outstanding defensively plays and was recently among ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays (No. 8) after a diving catch in foul territory for an out in the 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (4/8).• Freshman Cassady Greenwood has played in 27 games with four starts and has collected eight RBIs.• Sophomores Maddy Newman and Kyra Snyder have started every game at second base and first base respectively.• Fellow sophomore Riley Schindler has started 28 games in the outfield.• Sophomore Danielle Watson leads the team in the circle with 138 strikeouts in 125.0 innings and a .214 opposing batting average. She was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 9 after tossing a complete-game shutout in Louisville’s 2-0 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (4/6). Up lastUofL scored two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to beat Marshall 5-4 in a midweek road game Tuesday evening at Dot Hicks Field.• With the Cardinals trailing 4-3 and down to their last out in the top of the seventh, Celene Funke doubled to put the tying run in scoring position. Sidney Melton followed with her fifth triple of the season to even the score at 4-4. Megan Hensley stepped up to the plate and connected on a double to put the Cards ahead 5-4.•Funke and Melton each went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Funke had a pair of doubles and Melton tallied a triple and added a stolen base. Hensley finished the game with a single, a double and the game-winning RBI. •Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (13-1) picked up the win in the circle, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits and striking out three in 2.0 innings of relief. Hensley started the game in the circle and turned in a solid performance, surrendering two earned runs on three hits and striking out two in 5.0 innings of work. Funke, triple threatJunior Celene Funke is leads the NCAA with 10 triples on the season. She stands tied for first with Audrey Rendon (2005) on Louisville’s single season list.• The centerfielder has 12 triples in her career and is fourth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs one more to move into a tie for third with Courtney Moore (2004-07).• She also has career-best three home runs on the season. center_img The Aprile Era2019 marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile following the retirement of Sandy Pearsall, who began the program in 2000. Aprile is the second head coach in Louisville softball history.• Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Aprile, 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. ACC Network Extra Game 3 Louisville vs North Carolina Game Notes ACC Network Extra Game 1 UofL dedicates Don Dobina FieldThe University of Louisville softball team named its field Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium to honor the legacy of local softball coach, donor and UofL alum Don Dobina. The ceremony took place just prior to the game against Kentucky on April 17.• Dobina, who passed away in 2016, was an avid supporter of the University of Louisville softball program and an advocate of the sport throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky for nearly 30 years. Story Links Melton sets single game stolen base record Sidney Melton set a school record with four stolen bases in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12. Balance pitchingAll three of Louisville’s starting pitchers have evenly contributed to the team’s success in the circle.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (12-1) leads the team in wins and ERA (2.31).• Senior Megan Hensley has collected a team-high four shutouts and stands second with a 2.93 ERA.• Sophomore Danielle Watson (10-11) is holding opponents to a .214 average. She leads the Cardinals with 138 strikeouts in 125.0 innings. Cardinal quick hits• Louisville enters the game with a 32-15 overall record and on a six-game win streak.• UofL is receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball and the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll released on April 23.• Last weekend, the Cardinals notched their first ACC sweep of the season with three wins against Georgia Tech to move to 11-7 in league play.• The Cards have now won six straight and eight of their last nine games.• Louisville has produced at least five runs in the last six games and eight of its last eight.• With the win in the opening game of the Georgia Tech series, head coach Holly Aprile collected her 300th career victory.• The Cardinals’ 7-2 win in game two marked their 30th victory of the season, extending the program’s streak to 16 straight seasons with 30 or more wins.• Louisville has a 15-3 record at Ulmer Stadium in 2019.• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 88 stolen bases in 102 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68 (95 attempts), set in the 2010 season• Louisville led at the plate redshirt senior Sidney Melton who is batting .353 with a team – and career – best 25 stolen bases.• Junior Celene Funke leads the team with 44 runs. She is on a seven-game hitting streak and has scored at least one run in the past seven games.• Funke recently tied a school record with four runs in the 8-7 win against No. 24/23 Kentucky, she also belted out her 10th triple of the season. She leads the nation in that category and tied Louisville’s single season record.• In the circle, redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads team with a 13-1 record and a 2.34 ERA. Hensley (9-3) stands second with a 2.92 ERA while sophomore Danielle Watson (10-11) holds a 3.58 ERA with a team-high 138 strikeouts in 125.0 innings. • Hensley and senior Sidney Melton were selected to the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Team.• The 2019 campaign marks Louisville’s 20th season as a program and first under new head coach Holly Aprile’s tutelage.• The Cardinals were picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division and fifth overall as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches. Last up in ACC playLouisville sweeps Georgia Tech series The University of Louisville softball team completed an ACC series sweep of Georgia Tech with a 7-2 win in game one of a doubleheader and took the second game 11-10 in six innings in game shortened due to the Yellow Jackets travel schedule. Prior to the doubleheader, the Cardinals picked up an 11-7 win in the completion of the series opener which was suspended in the fifth inning on Friday.• Redshirt senior Sidney Melton led the Cards at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs while junior Caitlin Ferguson drove in three. Sophomore Danielle Watson (9-11) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on three hits and striking out seven.Louisville 11 – Georgia Tech 7UofL beat Georgia Tech 11-7 to complete the series opener Sunday on Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium.  The contest was suspended due to rain Friday afternoon with the Cardinals leading 10-5 in the fifth. The win also marked head coach Holly Aprile’s 300th career victory.Louisville 7- Georgia Tech 2Redshirt senior Sidney Melton went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base and freshman Charley Butler drove in a pair of runs to back sophomore RHP Danielle Watson who tied a career high with 11 strikeouts as the Cardinals clinched the series.Louisville 11 – Georgia Tech 10In the second half of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Cardinals overcame deficits of 5-0 and 10-6 to prevail 11-10 in a game that was called at 4:25 p.m. due to travel constraints.• In a game which featured three lead changes and a tie and 21 combined runs, the Cards collected 15 hits with nine of them falling in for extra bases including three home runs and six doubles.• Louisville used a late-inning rally to take the lead for good, entering the bottom of the fifth trailing 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining before the game was called, Hensley delivered a two-out single and scored on Roby’s double to pull the Cards within a run. A wild pitch second Roby to third and Ferguson walked to put runners on the corners for Chung’s two-run double which made the score 11-10.• In the game, Roby went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run, four RBIs, freshman Rebecca Chung went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and two runs. Senior Megan Hensley went 2-for-3 with a home run and scored three runs.• Roby picked up the win, allowing six earned runs on five hits and striking out two in 3.1 innings. Hensley gave up four earned runs on one hit and struck out four in 1.2 innings. Melton and Funke in a foot race• Sidney Melton leads the team with a career-high 25 and stands third on Louisville’s single-season list, needing two more to tie Audrey Rendon (2008) for second.• She now has 58 stolen bases in her career, placing her third on Louisville’s all-time list and needs three more to move into a tie for second with Jennifer Esteban (2010-12).• Celene Funke is on Melton’s heels with 23 stolen bases and fourth among the Cardinals’ single-season leaders.• Funke recently pushed her career stolen base total to 43, good for seven on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs three more to move into a three-way tie for fifth with Candi Hicks (2004-07), and Kristin Austin (2009-12). Chung’s cannonFreshman Rebecca Chung has had a stellar rookie season offensively, but she has also made her presence known behind the plate. The catcher recently set a school record when she threw out a career-high four would-be base stealers in Louisville’s 10-9 win against No. 3/3 Florida State on April 8.• She also drove in the game-winning run against the Wildcats with a walk-off three-run doubles with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.  Louisville No. 29 in NCAA RPILouisville appears at No. 29 in the NCAA most recent RPI report released on April 21 – moving up four spots from last week.• UofL is no stranger to facing quality competition and this season is no different with 20 of its 53 games against teams in the top 40 and 10 of those in the top 20.• Below is a list of Louisville’s 2019 opponents who are included among the NCAA’s top 40 in the RPI followed by the Cardinals’ record against them this season.6. Florida State (2-1)10. Northwestern (0-3)12. Tennessee (0-1)13. Michigan (1-1)16. Kentucky (1-0)27. North Carolina – TBD28. Virginia Tech – 1-230. Missouri – 1-035. Notre Dame – 1-2 Melton on a scoring runMelton recently improved her career run tally to 145 and stands fifth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs 13 more to tie Audrey Rendon (2004-07) for fourth.• Last year, the speedy infielder led the team with 45 runs and moved into a five-way tie for ninth place among the all-time single season leaders. Hensley record WatchMegan Hensley has entered Louisville’s top career list in several categories.• Tied for first for grand slams with four, along with Lacy Wood (2003-06).• Fifth with nine career saves and needs one more to tie for fourth with Tori Collins (2009-12).• Tied for fourth in career RBI (165) with Alicja Wolny (2010-13). She needs one more to ti Katie Keller (2011-14) for third.• Fourth in career home runs (34) and needs two more to tie Melissa Roth (2007-10) for third.• Seventh in career appearances (117). Tori Collins (2009-12) stands sixth at 142.• Seventh in career games started in the circle (83). Carlisa Connell (2011-14) is sixth with 98.• Seventh in career innings pitched (522.0). Caralisa Connell is sixth with 608.0.• Seventh in career wins (50). Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 victories.• Eighth in career strikeouts (361), Aja Sherman (2002-05) is seventh with 463.• Tied for eighth in career complete games (32). Needs nine more to move into a tie for seventh with Aja Sherman (2002-05).• Tied for tenth in career complete shutouts (10). Needs three more to move into a tie for seventh with Caralisa Connell (2011-14). Up nextLouisville will hit the road to wrap up the regular season with a three-game series at NC State next weekend.last_img read more

Pandora Shareholders Approve Takeover by Sirius XM And Pandora CEO Roger Lynch

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Pandora Media’s stockholders approved Sirius XM’s proposed takeover, and with the deal set to close shortly Roger Lynch will be out as Pandora’s CEO.Lynch will exit once the deal officially closes, the company announced after the shareholder vote Tuesday. Sirius XM CEO Jim Meyer will lead the combined company, which brings together Pandora’s music and audio streaming business and Sirius XM’s core satellite-radio business. Lynch was named CEO in September 2017 after heading Dish Network’s Sling TV.In addition to Lynch’s departure, other senior Pandora execs also exiting include general counsel Steve Bene, CFO Naveen Chopra, and chief human resources officer Kristen Robinson.Sirius XM’s all-stock acquisition of Pandora, first announced in September, is expected to “close shortly” subject to customary closing conditions, according to Pandora. Originally valued at $3.5 billion, the deal is now worth less than $3 billion with the decline in Sirius’ stock since it was announced. Back in November, Lynch — in announcing third-quarter 2018 earnings — had said, “I couldn’t be more excited about Pandora joining forces with SiriusXM. A combined Pandora-SiriusXM will create the world’s largest audio entertainment company, bringing Pandora additional resources to accelerate growth and building on SiriusXM’s leadership in the car, subscription expertise, and unique content.”Sirius XM’s stock has dropped 18% since the Pandora deal was announced. A big reason for that has been “the lack of potential synergy quantification, as well as limited public disclosure from SIRI on Pandora’s future [free cash flow] trajectory under its stewardship,” B. Riley FBR analyst Zack Silver wrote in a note Tuesday. Now that Pandora’s shareholders have OK’d the deal, “we believe SIRI will have more latitude to discuss potential synergies and its pro forma financial outlook” when it reports Q4 earnings on Wednesday (Jan. 30).Under the terms of the deal, each share of Pandora common stock will be converted into 1.44 newly issued shares of Sirius XM common stock. Sirius XM common stock will continue to trade under the existing ticker symbol “SIRI” on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, while Pandora is expected to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.Separately Tuesday, SiriusXM announced that its board approved an additional $2 billion of common stock repurchases, taking the company’s total authorization to $14 billion since the inception of the stock-buyback program in early 2013. It also announced a quarterly dividend of 1.21 cents per share of common stock.At the special meeting of Pandora stockholders, holders of approximately 75% of the outstanding voting power of Pandora voting securities were voted, with approximately 97% of the votes cast in favor of the transaction.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Tallness in Herzegovinian men linked to gene passed down from ancient big

first_img(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Montenegro, the Czech Republic and Croatia has found a possible genetic link between early big-game hunters of the Upper Paleolithic Gravettian culture and modern Herzegovinian men. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes how they surveyed a large number of Bosnian and Herzegovinian men and compared what they found with a gene believed to be at least partly responsible for causing people to grow taller than average. More information: Pavel Grasgruber et al. The mountains of giants: an anthropometric survey of male youths in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Royal Society Open Science (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.161054AbstractThe aim of this anthropometric survey, conducted between 2015 and 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), was to map local geographical differences in male stature and some other anthropometric characteristics (sitting height, arm span). In addition, to investigate the main environmental factors influencing physical growth, the documented values of height would be compared with available nutritional and socioeconomic statistics. Anthropometric data were collected in 3192 boys aged approximately 18.3 years (17–20 years), from 97 schools in 37 towns. When corrected for population size in the examined regions, the average height of young males in BiH is 181.2 cm (181.4 cm in the Bosniak-Croat Federation, 180.9 cm in Republika Srpska). The regional variation is considerable—from 179.7 cm in the region of Doboj to 184.5 cm in the region of Trebinje. These results fill a long-term gap in the anthropological research of the Western Balkans and confirm older reports that the population of the Dinaric Alps is distinguished by extraordinary physical stature. Together with the Dutch, Montenegrins and Dalmatians, men from Herzegovina (183.4 cm) can be regarded as the tallest in the world. Because both nutritional standards and socioeconomic conditions are still deeply suboptimal, the most likely explanation of this exceptional height lies in specific genetic factors associated with the spread of Y haplogroup I-M170. The genetic potential for height in this region could then be the greatest in the world. Future studies should further elucidate the roots of this intriguing phenomenon, which touches an important aspect of human biodiversity. Human chromosomes during metaphase. Credit: Steffen Dietzel/Wikipedia Explore further A tall story: Why do the Dutch tower over us? © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. It has been noted that men from Herzegovina are taller on average than men in other places—the average male height is just over six feet. But why the men there are so tall has been a mystery, especially considering the relative poverty of the area for very long periods of time. The region, in the Dinaric Alps, actually boasts the tallest average male height, though the Netherlands, a country that has enjoyed a high standard of living and thus a strong diet for a very long time, holds the record for tallest average for an entire nation. To understand why men in Herzegovina are so tall, the researchers started by looking at the I-M170 chromosome, which prior research has shown is highly prevalent in Herzegovinian people—approximately 70 percent have it.The new research entailed surveying 3,207 Herzegovinian men between the ages of 17 and 20 regarding details on height and other body measurements—they found the average male height to be 181.2 cm. They then noted that prior research has shown that people of the Gravettian culture were exceptionally tall, as well, many of them averaging over six feet. They also noted that people in Herzegovina tend to ingest more calcium than people elsewhere due to minerals in the limestone bedrock in the area making their way into food sources. Putting all the data together, the researchers concluded that the most likely cause of larger-than-average height of Herzegovinian men is lifestyle during the Paleolithic—men hunted large animals such as mammoth for survival—such a diet, heavy in protein, combined with small population densities, would have provided ideal conditions for height selection, resulting in increasingly taller men who passed the trait down through their I-M170 chromosome to future generations. Journal information: Royal Society Open Science Citation: Tallness in Herzegovinian men linked to gene passed down from ancient big game hunters (2017, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tallness-herzegovinian-men-linked-gene.htmllast_img read more

CPIM suspends two secretariat members of Kolkata district committee

first_imgKolkata: The CPI(M) has suspended two secretariat members of the Kolkata district committee for not maintaining discipline of the party. The matter will be taken up by the party on November 15 and the matter is likely to be referred to the party’s Control Commission.It may be mentioned that CPI(M) had dropped Ritabrata Bandyopadhyay, party’s Rajya Sabha MP for flouting party discipline. Kaustab Chattopadhyay and Soumyajit Rajak are both secretariat members of the Kolkata district committee of the party. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThere have been allegations of sexual harassment, expenditure disproportionate to the income and luxurious living against both of them. About six months ago, a video about the incident of alleged sexual harassment involving both of them went viral on social media. The matter had created a flutter in the party. Many of the victims had written to the senior party members demanding action against them. The party leaders also did not approve their style of living and both were cautioned. But they refused to obey and went ahead with their lifestyle. Finding no other option, the party suspended them for three months. Senior party leaders said action would be taken against them if found guilty.last_img read more

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries Liberty Global has s

first_imgLiberty Global CEO Mike FriesLiberty Global has sold 20,000 Horizon subscriptions in Switzerland since the advanced set-top launched in that market, with 10,000 unique Horizon TV online users. Liberty Global has sold 100,000 Horizon subscriptions in the Netherlands since its launch in September, with 200,000 unique Horizon online users. Liberty Global plans to roll out a non-DVR version of the box in the Netherlands in the coming monthsSpeaking on a conference call on the company’s full-year results, Liberty Global International president and CEO Mike Fries said the operator is on track to roll out Horizon in Ireland and Germany. “I can’t emphasis how pleased we are with the impact of Horizon,” said Fries. He said the service had “changed forever the digital video experience for our customers.”Fries said Germany remained the company’s strongest growth driver, adding that the company also strong RGU growth from central and eastern Europe and Switzerland. He said the company had reduced its rate of video customer losses over the last year.Following its announcement of the acquisition of Virgin Media, Fries said Liberty Global hoped to learn from the UK operator, especially in the area of mobile bundling. He said Liberty Global hoped to close the transaction in the second quarter. Fries said Liberty Global had “modest goals” for mobile over it other territories and would roll out services in a way that had “no impact on financial metrics”.Fries said the regulatory environment in Germany meant it remained cautious about the prospects for further consolidation in that market, despite the “compelling logic” for consolidation. “We always remain optimistic that we will win that argument over time,” he said.Fries believed business services would be one of the fastest growth areas for the company this year, with particularly strong prospects for growth in Germany.Liberty Global earlier reported it had added 465,000 new revenue-generating units, or products sold to customers, in the fourth quarter of 2012, taking its total RGUs to almost 33 million. The company posted revenues of US$10.31 billion (€7.6 billion) for the year. Full-year operating income was up 9% to US$1.98 billion.last_img read more

Michael Peters CEO of Euronews and Jean Obambi

first_imgMichael Peters, CEO of Euronews, and Jean Obambi, Managing Director of Télé Congo.Euronews has unveiled plans to launch what it claims will be the first pan-African rolling news channel, Africanews. The bi-lingual network is slated to go live in summer 2015 in partnership with the national television channel of the Republic of the Congo, Télé Congo.The channel will launch in French and English, with other languages that are widely spoken on the continent, including Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili, to follow.It will be headquarted in the Republic of Congo’s capital city Brazzaville, with regional offices to be set up across Africa.The news comes after Euronews CEO Michael Peters and Télé Congo managing director Jean Obambi signed a co-operation agreement for the launch of the channel over the weekend.“Twenty 20 years after the launch of Euronews, we are breaking new ground in the world of news,” said Peters at the signing of the deal.“Our strategic and highly ambitious project will not be a mere African ‘window’ made by Euronews, as most international news channels do, but rather a full-fledged pan-African network, with editorial choices made by Africans for an African audience.”last_img read more