France coach Deschamps fears Tottenham keeper Lloris out long-termby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrance coach Didier Deschamps fears Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is facing an extended period out injured.Spurs have confirmed Lloris will be sidelined for the remainder of 2019 after dislocating his elbow in defeat at Brighton.And Deschamps says: “We are talking about weeks and even months, and he will not be back on the field in 2019, that’s as good as safe.”He has been examined, but it is difficult to say exactly how long he has been out, because I am not an expert.”Of course, he will neither attend here nor the next national team meeting (in November) – and now we have to find out how how long it will take to recover.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — It’s now impossible to clean up Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill that leaked into the ocean last week, according to the regulatory board that oversees the province’s offshore activities.The 250,000-litre spill happened on Friday morning while Husky Energy’s SeaRose platform was preparing to restart production during a fierce storm that was, at the time, the most intense in the world.Scott Tessier, chief executive of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, said no oil sheens were spotted on the water on Monday or Tuesday, meaning the oil has likely broken down to the point that it cannot be cleaned up.The board is now focused on wildlife monitoring and its investigation into the incident. Husky said Tuesday 14 oiled seabirds have been confirmed.Operators are responsible for following their own safety and environmental plans, said Tessier, and while all operators shut down in light of the storm, only Husky Energy attempted to restart production. The board recently found Husky Energy failed to follow its ice management plan during a 2017 near-miss between the SeaRose and a large iceberg, an event Tessier said will be considered in the current investigation.The Canadian Press
New Delhi: As part of its relief operations in cyclone-hit Mozambique, the Indian Navy has rescued more than 192 people and provided assistance to 1,381 people in medical camps set up by it, a statement said.Cyclone Idai made landfall in East and Southern Africa around March 15 causing widespread destruction and loss of human lives in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.In response to a request from Mozambique, India immediately diverted three naval ships to the port city of Beira, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USOver the last several days, the three ships, INS Sujata, ICGS Sarathi and INS Shardul, are undertaking Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief in coordination with local authorities and the High Commission of India, Maputo.”As of now, the Indian naval crew has rescued more than 192 people. Medical assistance has been provided to 1,381 persons in medical camps set up by the Indian Navy,” the statement said.India’s Chetak helicopter undertook several sorties to facilitate aerial survey by disaster management officials of Mozambique to rescue people in coordination with local authorities and for dropping food and water packets in the cyclone-affected areas.To sustain relief operations, another ship INS MAGAR, suitably loaded with relief materials is being sent to Mozambique, the MEA said.The Indian Navy was the first responder in the evolving humanitarian crises in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. Assistance is also being sent to Zimbabwe and Malawi, two other countries hit by the cyclone, it said.
Port Moresby: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127 kilometers (80 miles) about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town of Bulolo at 2119 GMT Monday according to the US Geological Survey, and was felt in the capital Port Moresby about 250 kilometres away. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportOfficials said there were no immediate reports of major damage and the depth of the tremor meant there was no tsunami threat. “We have no reports as yet” of serious damage, Inspector Leo Kaikas, Bulolo police station commander, told AFP. “We are still assessing the situation,” he said. Staff at Bulolo’s Pine Lodge hotel said there was very minor damage from objects falling off tables, but nothing more serious. Residents in Lae, more than 100 kilometres away, said the quake knocked things off shelves and worktops and cut electricity in some areas. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”I had just woken up,” Christopher Lam, a designer who lives in the city, told AFP. “It lasted a little more than 30 seconds. We had household items knocked off their shelves and the power got cut. “Things seem to have returned to normal. No structural damage here, though I’m not sure about other buildings in the city.” There are estimated to be around 1,10,000 people living within 50 kilometers of the epicentre, according to UN data. The Moresby-based National Disaster Management office said while there were no early reports of damage, but news from the quake zone could take time to trickle in. “We are awaiting assessments,” a spokesman told AFP. The country’s rugged highlands region was hit by a 7.5-magnitude quake in February last year that buried homes and triggered landslides, killing at least 125 people. The scale of that disaster did not become apparent for days due to PNG’s poor communications and infrastructure. There are regular earthquakes in Papua New Guinea, which sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. Along the South Solomon trench, an area of the Pacific that includes PNG, there have been 13 quakes of magnitude 7.5 or more recorded since 1900, according to USGS data.
Greater Noida: A 25-year-old woman, working as beautician at a unisex salon in Knowledge Park-II area of Greater Noida, was allegedly thrashed with sticks and dragged by hair by a group of men, including her employer, in broad daylight and in front of nearly two dozen people. Cops have arrested the owner of salon in connection with the case.According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday morning in Kaushalya residency area of Knowledge park. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe victim, a resident of Phase-II area of Noida, had been working at Venus Unisex salon from the past two months, said police officials. The woman was brutally thrashed in front of a crowd while a video of the whole incident was captured by an onlooker which went viral. In the video, it can be clearly seen that nearly four men were beating her up with sticks and she was dragged on the road with hairs by the mob. A few passerby also came to her rescue but the accused were seen thrashing even them. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarLater, the victim reached Knowledge park police station for lodging a complaint with police when she alleged that the salon owner refused to pay her salary and instead tried to coerce her into a physical relationship with the owner. Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that a heated argument broke out between the employer and the girl when she demanded her salary. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the girl was not paid her salary for the month of April for which she had insisted her employer several times. On Saturday morning, the girl had gone to the salon and demanded her salary. An altercation broke out between them, following which her employer along with three other men started thrashing the girl with sticks and she was pushed to the ground,” said Jaiswal. “Based on the complaint filed by the victim, an FIR under sector 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at knowledge park police station of Greater Noida. The girl has been sent for the medical examination, reports of which are awaited,” added Jaiswal. Meanwhile police have arrested an accused who was named in the FIR. “Police have managed to arrest the owner of the salon who has been identified as Wasim ,a native of Sector 12 in Noida, while further investigations into the case are underway,” the officer said. A senior police officer from knowledge park police station said that the whole dispute involved an exchange of Rs 17, 000 which was being demanded by the woman as her salary.
Casablanca- Last month, Chokri Mousaoui, a Moroccan-Dutch entrepreneur and co-founder of Eternal Sun, was awarded the Global Ideas Award at the Cleantech Open Global Forum in San Jose, Silicon Valley. Chokri’s Eternal Sun, co-founded by Stefan Roest in 2011, is a company that supplies solar simulator systems that enable efficient testing of solar panels. “Winning this award is a great testimony for the rapid growth Eternal Sun has achieved in a dynamic and innovative market,” Chokri shares with MWN. “Having received the award in the heart of technology’s capital, Silicon Valley, is a double triumph,” he added. The company is part of YESDelft, the largest high-tech entrepreneurs centre in Europe. In Eternal Sun, 30-year-old Chokri Mousaoui is in charge of business development and sales. His mission consists of increasing the company’s sales pipeline, expanding its business model globally and executing strategic partnerships. Chokri has also been an active participant in numerous clean energy forums, and is a regular speaker at global industry summits.He is the oldest son of a Moroccan immigrant family. He attended the European School in Bergen where he obtained his baccalaureate. Subsequently, Chokri sought to invest his entrepreneurial skills in the realm of innovative technologies. Thus, he attended a Systems Engineering program at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He also obtained a degree from the School of Management at Harbin Institute of Technology in china. Unsurprisingly, the Global Ideas Award is not the only prize Chokri earned thanks to his creative mind. In 2013, the Dutch national network organization ‘TANS’ awarded Mousaoui as “Talent of the Year.”The same year, he was also awarded as ‘Best Delegate’ at the Harvard National Model United Nations for his research on the financial policy of China in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to its official website, the Cleantech Open “is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups.” Their mission “is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.”The Cleantech Open Global Forum brings together “the latest in cleantech national and international entrepreneurs, the investment community, corporate partners, the cleantech community, and like-minded business leaders.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistribute
The International League leading Columbus Clippers split a pair of seven inning games with the visiting Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday in what turned out to be two very different contests. Columbus’ David Huff took his previously unblemished record to the mound in the first game of the afternoon, but the IronPigs were swinging hot bats from the start. Five of the first six Lehigh Valley batters reached base safely, including a run scoring single from Ronnie Belliard and a run scoring ground-rule double by Josh Barfield to build a 2-0 advantage before the Clippers even stepped to the plate. And that would be all the help IronPigs’ starter Eddie Bonine would need. “I think the first game you’ve got to give credit to their starter, Bonine,” said Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh. “I think it’s not so much about what we didn’t do, it was more about what he did.” What he did was go five innings on the hill giving up just one run on five hits before making way for his bullpen to close out the game perfectly with two innings of no hit baseball. The IronPigs offense added a run in both the third and fourth innings to secure the 4-1 victory. Huff dropped his first game of the season falling to 3-1 with Bonine improving to 3-3. The afternoon’s second contest saw plenty of early offense once again, however, this time it was the home squad doing the damage from the batter’s box. “I thought it was key the way we came out in game two, especially after struggling a little bit offensively in game one,” Sarbaugh said. The Clippers got on the board in the first thanks to a Cord Phelps run scoring double before a power surge ensued over the next two innings. Jerad Head and Luke Carlin belted home runs of the solo and two-run variety respectively in the bottom of the second before Wes Hodges and Phelps added three and two run blasts of their own in the third. Second baseman Jason Kipnis and first basemen Hodges led the way offensively for the Clippers with three hits apiece and combined for five runs batted in between them. Kipnis credited the team’s boost in production from game one to two to their change in mindset. “I think everyone started to loosen up on the day and it kind of clicked in that we had to go back to our approaches,” he said. “We just had to step back, look at our pitch selection that we were swinging at and I think once guys started to do that you started to see better at bats, harder contact and more runs scored.” That they did. The Clippers ran IronPigs’ starter Brian Bass from the mound after just two innings in which they tagged him for eight earned runs on nine hits. After the Clippers cooled off, the IronPigs took a run at the 10-0 Columbus lead with two runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth, but ultimately fell short as the Clippers took game two by a score of 12-6. Scott Barnes got the job done on the mound for Columbus giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work to earn his second victory of the year. “He ran into a little bit of trouble in some innings where he wasn’t getting ahead of hitters,” Sarbaugh said of Barnes’ performance. “It was a good game for him and I think it is definitely something he can build off of…there were a lot of positives from Scott today.” With the split of the doubleheader, the Clippers move to 23-7 on the year and Lehigh Valley is now 16-14. The two squads split the four game series with two wins a piece. The Clippers will return to action on Monday night as they welcome the Charlotte Knights to town for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.
Ohio State men’s lacrosse senior attacker Logan Schuss has one more year, one more chance to do what he’s done for the past three seasons. The British Columbian has led the Buckeyes in many ways during his illustrious four-year career. Last year’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Year, Schuss has been a standout since first stepping foot on campus in Columbus. In his freshman campaign, Schuss garnered honorable mention All-American honors, on top of his ECAC Rookie of the Year award and first team All-ECAC status. He has lead the Buckeyes in goals in each of his first three seasons. Recruited by coach Nick Myers from the beginning of high school, Schuss took the risk of heading to a foreign environment to play for OSU, but he said he’s never doubted the decision. “I had the opportunity to have coach Myers come and see me play and we started talking,” Schuss said. “We just saw all the stars line up and I got the chance to come here and play.” As one of the primary recruiters going after Schuss, Myers recalls being impressed by the Canadian’s talent as he watched Schuss grow as a player and a person over a span of almost eight years. “It’s been a great deal of growth,” Myers said. “Logan was a young man that we recruited and I can remember seeing him play for the first time when he was a ninth grader.” Voted a captain by his teammates for this season, Schuss sets an example for his teammates on and off the field. Assistant coach Dave Dobbins said Schuss is a positive influence on the younger players. “We expect a lot out of him, he’s a senior and a captain for us,” Dobbins said. “His responsibilities go way beyond just scoring goals and making assists. He’s what makes the team tick a lot of times.” The success and accolades haven’t gone to Schuss’ head, though, and fellow captain, senior midfielder Dominique Alexander, said Schuss remains very much the person he was when he first came to OSU. “He’s become more of a leader. Overall he hasn’t changed much. He’s still running around yelling at practice, you come around and hear him yelling, getting guys pumped up,” Alexander said. “Logan’s definitely going out with a chip on his shoulder, where he doesn’t want it to be something he looks back on as, ‘I didn’t do my job.’” Dobbins said Schuss’ mentality of not wanting to let down his teammates makes him work harder at practice and show a work ethic seen in few players his age. “He’s a guy that goes out there to practice every day with the right approach,” Dobbins said. “He’s not a guy who always leads with his voice, but leads by example. He’s one of the hardest working guys out there.” The future looks bright for Schuss, who was drafted recently by the Ohio Machine along with Alexander and senior midfielder Kevin Mack, but Schuss said he isn’t letting anything distract him from giving the game his all in his time left at OSU. “I try not to think about the whole ‘getting drafted’ part of it,” Schuss said. “I want to focus on the Buckeyes and being a leader.” As a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete majoring in physical education, Schuss said his future isn’t just squared on lacrosse. He said he sees his career taking him toward a different leadership role. “I’m going to be coming back for a fifth year to do my student teaching,” Schuss said. “I’m going to one day, hopefully, be a P.E. teacher.” In the season opener against Detroit Saturday, Schuss tallied a career-high 10 points. In fact, he has totaled least a point in all 46 of his career games. “On the field, he’s a competitor. He’s very talented. Aside from the talent is a work ethic that his teammates and the younger guys can feed off of,” Myers said. Schuss and the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Jacksonville Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla.
It was a hard day shooting for the No. 12 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, which struggled to find the back of the net in its first loss of the season to No. 5 Denver Saturday. Despite outshooting the Pioneers 38-30, the Buckeyes lost, 10-9, snapping a four-game win streak to start the year. The shots from OSU, said coach Nick Myers, rarely challenged the goalie, something he credited to the Pioneers’ defense. “We felt like we had a plan and credit Denver for playing a great zone and their goalies playing really well,” Myers said. “We struggled to break the seal and couldn’t get the extra goal we needed.” Offensively, the game started slow, with neither squad being able to find the back of the net for almost the first seven minutes. The action, though, would pick up, as OSU (4-1) and Denver would score twice before the end of the game’s first period. Goals from OSU freshman attacker Carter Brown, senior attacker Logan Schuss and junior midfielder Michael Italiano in the second quarter gave the Buckeyes a 5-3 lead with about five minutes to play in the first half. From that point on, though, Denver would command the rest of the game. Scoring the next five goals, and seven of the game’s final eleven, the Pioneers kept the contest out of the Buckeyes’ reach until the very last minutes. A goal from sophomore midfielder Jesse King goal with just more than a minute remaining pulled OSU within one score with the hopes of sending the game into overtime. On the ensuing faceoff, senior midfielder Trey Wilkes won the ball and gave the Buckeyes possession in the last minute. But OSU could not capitalize as a shot from King sailed high and allowed Denver to run out the remainder of the clock. Italiano, who tallied two goals Saturday, was disappointed in the loss, but admitted Denver’s defense was the difference in the game. “We had the game plan to get the ball, get down there and try to get the goal,” Italiano said regarding OSU’s last series to try and tie the contest. “We didn’t get the look we wanted, credit Denver’s defense. They showed up today and got the stop and the win.” Denver swapped out two goal keepers, one in each half, who combined for 18 saves on the day, stifling a previously hot OSU offense. Senior midfielder Dominique Alexander said he thinks the Buckeyes’ poor shooting day had more to do with the goalies’ ability than an off-day for OSU’s offense. “Sometimes you play a hot goalie, or two hot goalies in their case,” Alexander said. “We’ve got good shooters on our team and I have confidence in any one of those guys.” The Buckeyes are set to travel to Charlottesville, Va., to take on No. 9 Virginia on March 16 at 3 p.m. They will then head to Notre Dame, Ind., to face the No. 3 Fighting Irish on March 20.
Then-redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) plays during the Huskies’ 23-15 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats on Sept. 6, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston. Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Ocasio of The Northern StarThe No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes can now turn their focus to the Northern Illinois Huskies after dismantling the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Huskies, coached by Rod Carey, are one of the Mid-American Conference’s flagship programs, having won at least 11 games in each of the past five seasons.Here is a look at the Buckeyes’ next foe:Slow starts, fast finishesNIU has opened the 2015 season with back-to-back victories, but in both games, it has struggled in the first half.On Saturday against the Murray State Racers, a Football Championship Subdivision school that finished just 3-9 in 2014, the Huskies stumbled out of the gates. After the first quarter, they trailed 7-6. The second quarter was an improvement, but at the half they only led 20-10.A switch must have been flipped in the locker room because the second half was exponentially better for NIU, as it found the end zone six times — one of which was an interception returned for a score — en route to a 57-26 victory.In their season opener against University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Huskies were lethargic early on, trailing the Rebels after two quarters 17-10.During halftime, NIU appeared to have flipped the same switch it did during Week 2.The Huskies would go on to outscore the Rebels, 28-13, over the game’s final 30 minutes to eventually secure a 38-30 victory.Although a strong second half has worked twice already for the Huskies, they cannot expect to upset a team of the Buckeyes’ caliber on Saturday unless they are in top form for all 60 minutes.Hare apparentStrong quarterback play has been a constant staple for the Huskies in recent history.The hole vacated by Jordan Lynch, who placed third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2013, seemed to be too deep at one point. However, redshirt junior Drew Hare has done an excellent job.Hare — who started the final 12 games in 2014, throwing for 2,322 yards, 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions, while adding 900 yards on the ground and eight scores — has opened the 2015 campaign in top form.He’s thrown for 718 yards and 6 touchdowns, while completing 78 percent of his passes over the first two contests.Maybe the best part of Hare’s game is that he takes care of the ball. Of his 399 career passing attempts, only two have been intercepted.The Buckeye defense should mix it up and put pressure on Hare, but if the O’Fallon, Missouri, native starts by getting to get the ball out quick and continuing his trend of not turning it over, the Huskies will be in a decent spot to follow the likes of fellow MAC teams Bowling Green and Toledo in upsetting Power 5 schools.Big playsThe Huskies offense has been electric to begin 2015, as it’s averaging 594 yards per contest.A key part of their offensive output throughout the first two games has been big plays. So far, they have had five plays resulting in gains of over 40 yards.To open the second half against Murray State, Hare found redshirt junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay — who is second in the nation in receiving yards — for a 55-yard touchdown.The combination of Hare and Golladay is responsible for three of their other big plays, as the two have connected on passes of 41, 48 and 41 yards — all in the second half against UNLV.The other big play came by way of the ground, on a 46-yard rushing touchdown from redshirt sophomore Jordan Huff in the final quarter against the Racers.Big plays are an easy way to gain momentum, which is exactly what NIU did against Murray State — similarly, OSU did it against Virginia Tech to open the second half on redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller’s 54-yard touchdown catch.The Huskies will need a few of them — especially early on — in the ‘Shoe on Saturday to acquire the momentum against the Buckeyes if they want a shot at knocking off the nation’s top-ranked team.Beyond the BuckeyesNIU is set to have its final non-conference game against Boston College on Sept. 19 before opening up play in the MAC on Sept. 26 when they are scheduled to take on Central Michigan.