Provide adequate security to Swain: DGP

first_imgOdisha DGP R.P. Sharma ordered the SPs to provide adequate security to former MP and Utkal Bharat Party president Kharabela Swain during his public meetings in their respective districts, officers said on Monday.Mr. Sharma said all the Superintendents of Police have been asked to provide security to the former Lok Sabha MP during his scheduled public meetings in their districts across the State.He said that on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s order, the Crime Branch was conducting a thorough investigation into the alleged attack on Mr. Swain in Rayagada district on Saturday. Attacks on Mr. Swain in Kendrapara and Balasore districts may be brought under the purview of the probe, he said. Meanwhile, one more person was arrested on Monday in this connection.last_img

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Podcast: Supergenes, a New Longevity Diet, and Historic Bowel Movements

first_imgHow does a supergene help a butterfly outwit a predator? Could a low-protein diet be the key to longevity? And what does 700-year-old human poop reveal about the evolution of our gut bacteria?Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Sarah Crespi.Listen to the full Science podcast.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Hear more podcasts.last_img read more

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Conrad introduces its digital platform at embedded world

first_img Continue Reading Previous Würth Elektronik eiSos to present new components for smart systemsNext Manhattan Skyline: PicoITX SBC with NXP i.MX8M processor Conrad Electronic will once again be exhibiting at embedded world in Nuremberg, where it will present its operational and technical expertise in sourcing B2B product ranges. This will include a focus on the areas of 3D printing, single-board computers, high-quality measurement and power supplies, soldering technology as well as new and practical service offerings to embedded systems designers. Therefore, the platforms Conrad Business Supplies, Conrad Marketplace, SOS electronic, Conrad Connect as well as innovative offers for the Maker & Education sector are now united in one digital platform. Customers can benefit from the individual services at any time and from anywhere.Adapted to the special requirements of trade fair visitors, the following three corporate platforms will be represented at embedded world: Conrad Business Supplies, Conrad Marketplace and SOS electronic.The strong expansion of the product range, the expansion of the sales force and the logistics centre with ESD handling geared to the needs of B2B customers, as well as a cable warehouse with more than 32,000 different cables, made a major contribution to this positive business development. In addition, Conrad Business Supplies supports its business customers with first-class professional services such as 3D printing, calibration, 24-hour standard delivery, PCB service, re-reeling service and many more.Both, business customer or interested partner alike, will find the Conrad Marketplace team available to answer all questions about product selection as well as the sales channel itself. The Conrad Marketplace, with currently 2 million articles and 24-hour delivery, offers B2B customers time and cost savings through quality-proven one-stop shopping, direct contact with partners, producers and distributors, and thus direct and immediate access to innovative market launches.For the project business, SOS electronic is the ideal partner when it comes to components, power supplies, measuring instruments and automation. The trans-national distributor of electronic components for industrial production specialises in renowned global brands and design-in activities. Its online range covers large volumes for series production as well as special industry requirements.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules, Chips & Components last_img read more

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Poll Results: Most OSU Fans Fine With Rudolph (Hypothetically) Leaving After Bedlam Win

first_imgTough one, but conference championships don’t come around very often. Gotta get ‘em while you can.— RyanHartwig (@jryanhartwig) November 29, 2016But that offense next year with all those receivers, an established RB1 and an offensive line that has seemingly figured out its problems? Whoooooo boy. OSU would probably be the Big 12 favorite and frontrunner in the conference to get in the playoff (even if it has to go 12-0 and win every game by 65 to do so).On to the comments …Big O: Rudolph is great, but this doesn’t seem like a very compelling question. How could someone choose other than to win a conference championship and play in the Sugarbowl? It would pay long-lasting dividends in terms of recruiting. We’ve also got a very intriguing QB in Woods coming up behind Rudolph.Nate: As much as I love Mason and want him back, wins over OU, especially in Norman, are sacred. Give me the W this weekend.JG: Who in their right mind would want to lose to OU this year to keep Rudolph? Nothing is guaranteed next year, give me the win this year and the sugar bowl.This one might have made me laugh the hardest.What is the point of having a good player if we lose?— joe turk (@joeturk182) November 29, 2016 I thought this was a brilliant question which I’m allowed to say because I didn’t actually come up with it. Robert Whetsell did. Send your ire and angst his way.The hypothetical I presented (which I think the hypothetical part of that actually confused some people): Which would you rather happen out of these two scenarios? OSU wins on Saturday and Rudolph jets or OSU loses on Saturday and Rudolph stays? Nearly two-thirds of you voted that you could swallow Rudolph leaving in exchange for a Big 12 title.Poll question today: Which scenario would you prefer for this weekend?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 29, 2016I’m in the minority here. I’d take the L on Saturday for Rudolph to return. This is the slow play. Not immediately satisfying but could result in OSU’s first College Football Playoff appearance PLUS a Big 12 title next year. If Rudolph leaves, you get the Big 12 title, but you don’t get anything else (Keondre Wudtee is not winning the conference next season … I don’t think).I totally understand why the majority voted for a win this Saturday — I actually came close to this for the reasons Nate mentioned in the comments below. This sums up the reasoning behind what the majority picked (and it is not poor reasoning):”a conference championship in the hand is worth a CFP in the bush,” or something.— Zach McCoy (@ZachMcCoy371) November 29, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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a month agoEx-VSK teammate: Man Utd defender Lindelof a monster at 15

first_imgEx-VSK teammate: Man Utd defender Lindelof a monster at 15by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDjurgardens IF defender Marcus Danielsson has spoken of playing with Victor Lindelof.Danielsson was with the Manchester United defender at Vasteras SK nine years ago, where Lindelof was playing first team football at the age of 15. Now Djurgardens captain, Danielsson admits joining Vasteras helped him rediscover his love for the game after a tough spell with Helsingborgs. And he says a teenage Lindelof played a role in him enjoying the sport again.He told the Lundh podcast on the Fotbollskanalen: “We had a very young team, where Vigge and also some other players came up in the A-team and were very good. We had a lot of fun together. We hung out side by side.”We had a very successful 2010 where we went up in the Superette. It was a great fun time.”Nine years on, Lindelof is now a World Cup veteran, a Manchester United player and firmly established in manager Ole Gunnar Solsjaer’s plans. Indeed, the Sweden international penned a new deal with United last week to 2024.Despite his former teammate’s great career success, Danielsson admits he could not foresee that Lindelof would achieve all that he has.”Well, not as it has become. But I still saw that he had something extra. He was a physical monster already as a 15-year-old. He was confident with the ball and good with both feet, he had the aerial game and a mind that made him love to train hard and was very serious.”Lindelof would leave Vasteras for Benfica in 2012, just as Danielsson departed for GIF Sundsvall.”It is great fun to see the development he has had and where he is today. It’s fantastic,” concluded Danielsson.- updated September 23 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Watch: Rashid Khan hits tennis shot for a stunning six

first_img India Today Web Desk ChattogramSeptember 21, 2019UPDATED: September 21, 2019 20:28 IST Rashid Khan in action (File Photo: AP)After becoming the youngest captain in Test Cricket, Rashid Khan was spotted playing an unorthodox shot during the T20I match against Zimbabwe on Friday in the ongoing tri-nation series in Chattogram.Recently turned 21, Rashid has often showed his unorthodox shots in the T20 format. The same was on display on Friday when he swatted the first delivery of the last over bowled by Chris Mpofu which left people stunned on social media platforms.Earlier, during the fifth match of the ongoing series, Rashid decided to bat first after winning the toss. Afghanistan scored 155/8 in 20 overs with the help of Rahmanullah Gurbaz 61 and Hazratullah Zazai’s 31 runs.In the second innings, Rashid came at No.8 and ended up scoring 9*(6). He was so impressed with his shot that he later took to Twitter and shared his own video.pic.twitter.com/x6AhLQwTWiRashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) September 21, 2019However, Rashid’s effort wasn’t enough for an Afghanistan win as Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza playing his last game of international cricket drove his team to a 7-wicket win. Chasing 156 Masakadza top-scored with 71 runs off 42 balls – an innings which included 4 fours and 5 towering sixes. In doing so, Masakadza and Zimbabwe rewrote a number of cricket records. Masakadza’s 71 is now the highest individual score by a player in their career’s last T20I game.”We tried our best. We had a good start but didn’t finish off well. That’s a part of T20 cricket. We had a good game, will take the positives and will try not to repeat the mistakes,” said Rashid.advertisementFriday’s win also marked the first win in nine T20I outings for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan. The African side had not been able to beat their Asian rivals in any of their previous 8 meetings before Friday.Here’s how Twitter reacted:From playing cricket with tennis ball to playing tennis with cricket ballKausthub241 (@kaustats) September 21, 2019Shot of the matchAmir Khan (@amirkhan6362) September 21, 2019Rafeal nadal shotAli Khan (@AliKhan71123387) September 21, 2019Please get ahead in batting orderMerciful AfGhaN (@haroonkhanaf1) September 21, 2019That was fun to watch..thank you..Charu Das (@CharuDas5) September 21, 2019Also Read | Beating Afghanistan for first time was special: Hamilton Masakadza after farewell gameAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow T20I cricket Watch: Rashid Khan hits tennis shot for a stunning sixIn a video shared by Rashid Khan on Twitter, the Afghanistan skipper was spotted hitting a massive tennis shot for a six against Zimbabwe on Friday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Governor says Washington will try to influence Trans Mountain every way it

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the state shares concerns with British Columbia about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and will try to influence the project every way it can under Canadian law.Inslee made the comments at a joint news conference in Seattle today with B.C. Premier John Horgan, who is visiting the state to discuss partnerships on endangered killer whales, clean energy and high-speed transportation.Inslee says Washington’s Department of Ecology has made a vigorous, robust statement about its concerns about the pipeline project and he has exercised his right to speak publicly about his objections.The governor says the project does not move the region toward a clean-energy future and he’s concerned about the risk of oil spills and impact to endangered southern resident killer whales off the coast of B.C. and Washington.Canada has purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion and the National Energy Board is currently reviewing its potential impacts to the marine environment.Horgan also announced that B.C. will kick in another $300,000 to help fund a study of a potential high-speed transportation service linking B.C., Washington and Oregon, after contributing the same amount last year.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Aziz Akhannouch Preparing Sheep and Goats for Eid Al Adha

Rabat – The Minister of Agriculture, Sea Fisheries, Rural Development, Water, and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch, has discussed preparations for Eid Al Adha with Mohamed Karimine, the president of the Interprofessional Federation of Red Meat (Fiviar).The meeting, which took place Tuesday in Rabat, was attended by several organizations, including the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA) and the National Agricultural Advisory Board (ONCA).The meeting is part of the kingdom’s preparation operation for the sacrificial Eid, when thousands of sheep and goats will be slaughtered for the holy day. The objective of the meeting was to ensure better animal traceability and transparency in commercial transactions.The meeting was an opportunity to check the progress of the operation. Previously, ONSSA had run a registration campaign of the breeding and fattening processes. Fiviar is currently in charge of the identification operation through the free installation of a special “Eid Al Adha” tag for the livestock destined to be sacrificed.All of these parts of the Eid operation, supported by ONCA services and the regional services of the Department of Agriculture, are strongly mobilized to carry out large-scale awareness-raising actions to ensure that farmers and breeders adhere to the program.The Rabat meeting also aimed to coordinate the actions of the different stakeholders, to ensure quality to the consumer.All necessary measures have been taken and any failure or non-compliance with quality requirements of any link in the chain will cause all stakeholders to be severely punished. read more

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Gas price drop likely temporary

Just when gas prices were flirting with record highs, prices through the region dropped roughly nine cents this afternoon.  But don’t expect them to stay that low.  Experts say the unexpected dip is fleeting.Hamilton gas stations saw a steady flow of customers this evening“Didn’t have any plans to fill up and I just saw the price drop.”Most pumps dropped prices to under a buck 31 per litre. 9 cents lower than yesterday’s rate.“I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Maybe it might go up it might go down, so I’m just taking a chance.”Experts say it was the right chance to take. Dan McTeague says: “There’s no doubt that by this time tomorrow morning prices will be back up to $139.6 on average in the Hamilton area.”The drop came as a surprise to even the most avid pump watchers. So what triggered the sudden turnaround? Wholesale prices haven’t changed.Dan McTeague of tomorrowsgaspricestoday.com says it could be an attempt to squeeze independent stations out of the market or to get rid of cheaper winter gas they didn’t sell during the harsh season — and make way for pricier summer fuel: “The summer gasoline is the stuff the oil companies love to sell because it’s an opportunity to make a lot more money.”Regardless of the cause, yo-yoing prices are getting to drivers.“It’s a shame — it really is. It would be nice if they could set it at one price and it stayed there for a little while.”That’s unlikely with another big dip predicted overnight. McTeague is predicting another significant jump as early as Friday morning. And while today’s 9 cent drop is highly unusual, we’ll likely see numbers bobbing up and down for a little while yet. read more

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Ecopassages in dispute

A battle could be brewing over responsibility for the eco-passages and wildlife fencing installed in recent years along the Long Point Causeway.The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation, in partnership with other conservation groups, raised $2.5 million over several years for the installation of the infrastructure along the 3.5-kilometre causeway.The three culverts, nine wildlife tunnels and fencing is credited with reducing reptile mortality on the causeway, which separates the Big Creek Marsh from Long Point Bay.The biosphere foundation is weighing an appeal to the Ministry of the Environment if Norfolk County refuses to accept responsibility.“We have to decide whether we need to take it up with the minister,” Rick Levick, president of the foundation, said Tuesday.“It’s not our preferred option. We don’t want to delay the project. The road is a mess. The bridge is a mess.”Levick and others raised the money for the causeway infrastructure, which was installed in phases, over several years.At the outset, former public works general manager Eric D’Hondt was careful to link responsibility for the care and upkeep of the eco-passages, culvert and fencing to the promoters of the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project in any agreement they entered with the county.With the causeway set to be rebuilt, Levick says the time has come for Norfolk to assume responsibility for infrastructure it is about to disturb.Levick says the private-sector entities that raised money for the causeway may’ve saved Norfolk millions of dollars. Levick said the province very easily could have ordered the county to undertake this work itself due to the high mortality rate of turtles, snakes and other species-at-risk due to traffic on the causeway between Port Rowan and Long Point.Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele is sympathetic to these arguments. He has tabled a motion for an upcoming meeting calling on Norfolk to assume responsibility for this infrastructure.Levick’s comments came after a presentation by Henry Huotari, a program director with the environmental consulting firm Parsons in London. Parsons recently completed an environmental assessment regarding the $12-million causeway rebuild.Key findings of the Parsons’ report include:Parsons is discouraging the construction of a four-kilometre multi-use pathway offset from the road allowance on the west side of the causeway. Huotari said this would require a lengthy, complicated negotiation for land with the Canadian Wildlife Service that could delay the causeway rebuild. Parsons estimates that the causeway project will begin in the spring of 2020. The road itself should be rebuilt by late fall of next year. Replacement of the failing bridge over the causeway near George Lane would also begin in 2020 but not be finished until sometime in 2021. Huotari gave assurances that traffic in and out of Long Point will continue for the duration of the project. This includes the access and egress of heavy vehicles, RVs, boats and trailers and the like. “We simply cannot hold up an ambulance or a fire truck,” Huotari said. Norfolk will consider the possibility of removing the old willow trees on either side of the causeway later this year. If the county decides to get this work out of the way early, it will have to wait till late summer or in the fall when birds are finished nesting. MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Somalia UN envoy shocked and saddened by cowardly attack in Mogadishu

The bombing occurred near Villa Somalia in the vicinity of the National Theatre in Mogadishu, according to a news release issued by the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS). Initial reports say that at least seven people were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. There are also reports that a senior Somali security official may have been targeted in the attack. “Today’s assault was entirely unacceptable,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNPOS, Augustine P. Mahiga.“Somalia has made great strides forward on the path of progress and stabilization and these cowardly terrorist attacks will only reinforce the determination of the Somali people to persevere.”Somalia, which has been affected by conflict for more than two decades, has recently made some significant political gains. It marked a historic political watershed last August when it swore in the first formal parliament and ended a nine-year political transition period, followed by the appointments of a new President and a new Prime Minister. read more

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Ja Morant Would Like Your Attention

Morant’s scoring acumen often manifests in transition, where he spends more time (6.8 possessions per game) and pours in more points (8.4) than any player in the country. With the dexterity to finish with either hand, around or over defenders, he doesn’t lack efficiency, scoring 1.24 points per possession on the break with an adjusted field-goal percentage of 74.7, according to data provided by Synergy Sports.Morant lives at the rim, where he attempts more than half of his shots, according to Hoop-Math.com. Every player this season7With at least 40 percent of a team’s minutes. with a better field-goal percentage at the rim than Morant’s 61.6 percent is at least 4 inches taller than he is.Defensively, Morant has work to do. But his long arms make him a nuisance for opposing ball handlers, and he’s tied for second in the OVC in steals per contest (2.0). Despite his thin frame, Morant has been particularly efficient in isolation and against screens, where he’s allowed a combined 19 points on 29 possessions, according to data provided by Synergy Sports. Total Win Shares 201010P. GeorgeFresno St.WAC33.663.1+29.5 201310C.J. McCollumLehighPatriot33.626.3-7.3 It seems that a stat line can only stay quiet for so long.Morant is putting up unprecedented numbers: 23.9 points, 10.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game, with a true shooting percentage of 61.1. Nobody at the college level has come close to hitting those benchmarks,4Since the 1992-93 season, the earliest for which Sports-Reference.com has data. and only James Harden has done it in the pros. Morant is vying to become the first player since assist leaders were recognized to average 20 points and 10 assists over a season. Only 10 players in the past 25 years have even averaged 16 and 8.Morant’s high-flying heroics give off the impression of a trapeze artist. But he’s more of a tactician, capable of diagnosing a defense in a split second and shredding it.There has perhaps never been a better facilitating season than the one Morant is producing, which includes, but isn’t limited to, half-court lobs, off-handed flicks and peek-a-boo bullets to the baseline. “I’ve never seen anyone, ever, able to pass like him,” Bradley said. “He’s stunning and seems to be a couple steps ahead of everybody.”Morant’s 53.3 percent assist rate is projected to be the top mark ever measured5Since 2009-10. and is 6.1 percentage points higher than this year’s second-place mark.6From Sam Houston State’s Xavier Bryant. In total, Morant is projected to finish the regular season with 296 dimes, which would be the sixth most over the past 25 years in a single season.As his talent suggests, Morant is heavily relied upon. Only five players have logged a higher percentage of minutes played than Morant’s 93.1, and coach Matt McMahon is using his star on 35.8 percent of possessions, the fifth-highest rate in the country. Turnovers have come easily for Morant, but it would tough to blame the kid for coughing it up when he’s tasked with operating the offense each time down the court. With fewer than 15 seconds to go in a November game, Ja Morant received an inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the court with his left hand, slipped past a would-be double team, skied over two defenders, pulled the ball back as far as his right shoulder would allow and threw down a ferocious tomahawk dunk. Moments later, the Murray State guard corralled an errant 3-pointer by a teammate in midair and jammed in his 37th and 38th points of the night.The Racers ultimately lost on the road to Alabama, but Morant earned a standing ovation at Coleman Coliseum.Afterward, Alabama coach Avery Johnson compared the skill set of the 6-foot-3 sophomore, who scored more points against Alabama than all but two players had since 2010, to that of Isaiah Thomas, John Stockton and Russell Westbrook.“I saw flashbacks of a lot of guys I played against,” Johnson said.Morant is months away from possibly making mid-major history in the NBA draft. While plenty of players have been drafted out of mid-major programs, few have been lottery picks — and fewer still came from conferences that have made fewer than 100 tournament appearances.1This excludes the Power Five conferences, the Big East, the American, the Atlantic 10, the Mountain West, the West Coast and Conference USA. Morant will likely become the first player this century from such a school to be selected in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Some mocks have him going as high as second. As the chart below demonstrates, there haven’t been many NBA lottery picks from mid-major conferences lately. But some of these picks have gone on to dominate: Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Paul George. Jacksonville State2,2323,718+66.6 UT Martin1,2533,114+148.5 Total Includes only schools from conferences with fewer than 100 NCAA men’s tournament appearances; based on conference alignment at the time.Win shares through Feb. 13, 2019.Source: Sports-Reference.com 200812J. ThompsonRiderMAAC30.223.8-6.4 20069P. O’BryantBradleyMVC35.60.5-35.1 Home TeamNon-Murray State Avg.Vs. Murray% Change Eastern Illinois1,2112,410+99.0 Players who got their start at small schoolsExpected career win shares based on draft position and actual win shares to date for NBA draft lottery picks from mid-major and low-major schools, 2000-2018 It isn’t all that uncommon for NBA teams to take a flier on a mid-major player in the draft. But Morant hardly has the typical backstory of an under-the-radar prospect, nor the skill set. With abnormal athleticism and uncanny court vision, Morant will be playing on national television sooner rather than later.“It’s been a lot of fun,” Bradley said of Morant’s rise. “It’s the craziest stuff I’ve ever seen.” Compared with its other conference home games, Eastern Illinois brought in nearly twice as many fans when it played Murray State. Jacksonville State sold out Pete Mathews Coliseum for the first time since the program turned Division 1. Bradley said he’s seen a noticeable attendance bump wherever Morant goes. About 50 Tennessee Tech fans lined up after their game in the hopes of taking a photo with the soon-to-be pro, according to Bradley. Morant obliged. SIU Edwardsville1,1272,178+93.3 200013C. AlexanderFresno St.WAC28.74.1-24.6 20126D. LillardWeber St.Big Sky43.266.3+23.1 SE Missouri St.1,3913,143+126.0 20036C. KamanC. MichiganMAC43.224.6-18.6 Sources: Sports-Reference.com, ESPN YearPickPlayerSchoolConf.ExpActualDiff 20097S. CurryDavidsonSouthern40.3100.5+60.2 379.5327.7-51.8 201410E. PaytonLa. LafayetteSun Belt33.612.2-21.4 200212M. ElyFresno St.WAC30.24.0-26.2 When he’s inevitably drafted, Morant will be the third Murray State guard taken since 2013. Isaiah Canaan and Cameron Payne have struggled to secure a foothold in the league. But Neal Bradley, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has spent nearly three decades covering the Racers, told me that he doesn’t think the upgraded competition will flatline Morant, pointing to his strong outings against Auburn and Alabama, two teams projected to appear in the NCAA Tournament. Morant earned a co-sign from Kevin Durant on The Bill Simmons Podcast. Missouri State coach Dana Ford, who coached against Morant and his Racer predecessors, didn’t mince words: “He is by far the best prospect of the three. … He’s a little bit of John Wall mixed with Chris Paul. He’s special.”Morant’s ascension is the stuff screenwriters dream up. He was a mostly overlooked kid from rural South Carolina who landed at an out-of-state university after a coach almost literally stumbled upon him. A year ago, he wasn’t even named the top freshman in the Ohio Valley Conference. Now, he’s a bona fide star and budding internet sensation.But those YouTube clips are the extent of Morant’s exposure. While Zion Williamson, who almost certainly will be the first name called by Adam Silver, effectively plays only on major networks, the Racers have yet to appear on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 or CBS. Murray State’s tilt Thursday against Austin Peay is slated to be televised on ESPN2, but that’s the only remaining game scheduled for the aforementioned networks.2Of course, this is because of conference broadcast agreements — or lack thereof — for the Ohio Valley Conference, which has a partnership with recently launched ESPN+. During an interview on the ESPN show “Get Up!,” one of Morant’s questions was even about Williamson.Morant’s second triple-double in less than a year — and the school’s third ever — came in front of a crowd of 2,701. When he became the first Division 1 player in 20 years to put up 40 points, 11 assists and five steals in a game,3As well as the first player in two decades to sink all 21 free-throw attempts in a game. fewer than 2,200 people were there. A viral leapfrog dunk over 6-foot-8 Quintin Dove was seen in person by 3,114.However, within the OVC, the interest bump created by Morant’s presence is evident. Each of the six conference teams that have hosted Murray State drew their largest home crowds of the conference season when Morant came to town. 201514C. PayneMurray St.OVC27.32.3-25.0 Morant is a hot ticketAttendance this season in the Ohio Valley Conference for teams hosting Murray State vs. their other home conference games Tennessee Tech2,0075,250+161.6 read more

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CONSOL Energy selects Veolia for mine water treatment system

first_imgCONSOL Energy has selected Veolia Water to design, build and operate a new state-of-the-art mine water treatment system to be located near Mannington, West Virginia. Construction of the Zero Liquid Waste Discharge system is slated to begin in July 2011. The agreement includes a 10-year operating partnership with CONSOL, plus additional 5-year options to operate the facility, coupled with an environmentally sustainable design and construction approach. Veolia Water will be treating mine water from CONSOL’s Blacksville #2, Loveridge, and Robinson Run mining operations.Full operation of the treatment facility is expected to commence by May 2013. The project is expected to create approximately 200 construction jobs over the next two and a half years and will require about 20 permanent employees to operate the facility. The Veolia team will be utilising local construction partners and personnel from its Pittsburgh office. Veolia Water is a division of Veolia Environnement, a global leader in sustainable environmental services, with more than 155 years of global water treatment experience. The company believes that this expertise will be key to the design and operation of this new system which will treat high-volume mine water with numerous constituents. “Veolia is the perfect partner with which to collaborate,” said Katharine Fredriksen, CONSOL senior vice president environmental strategy and regulatory affairs. “They bring design and operational experience with over 75 Zero Liquid Discharge plants around the world.”last_img read more

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HP Fans prediction AG wins up to 3

← Previous Story EHF EURO 2014 Draw in Copenhagen Next Story → Women’s Junior World Championship in Czech Republic – Groups are decided AG CopenhagenDanish handballEHF Champions LeagueF.C BarcelonaHandball at Parkenhandball fans recordhandball recordsParken stadium First match of the EHF Champions League quaterfinals between AG Copenhagen and F.C Barcelona starts in a few hours (20) and it will be the most crowded match in the history of EHF competitions with almost 22.000 spectators at Parken Stadium in Danish capital.  On our Poll question about match results in Copenhagen, most of the Handball-Planet.com visitors think that AG will win up to +3 goals. That is opinion of 58% of voters.About 17% of fans think that Barcelona will celebrate minimal win. About 8% of all voters have opinion that clash will be without winner or that AG (or Barca) will win with more that three goals difference. read more

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FOG PROBLEMS Macedonians came to Herning 19 hours before match

EHF EURO 2014 Macedonian NT had a lot of problems during preparation for the EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, losing of Naumce Mojsovski and Filip Lazarov, two important players from the back-line, but moreover headcoach Ivica Obrvan and his staff had troubles in preparation for the first match against Denmark tonight, 20.30 hrs. Strong fog caused a lot of delays during Saturday of their flight from Skopje to Copenhangen, so after a few hours, whole Macedonian expedition went by buses to Bulgaria – Sofia, to reach the next flight to Denmark.Finally, tonight one hour after the midnight, Macedonian team came to Herning, the place in which they will play at Preliminary Round. ← Previous Story Mads Mensah follows Jacobsen in Rhein-Neckar Lowen Next Story → MODESTLY HOTEL IN AARHUS: “Serbia and Denmark can’t be compared” read more

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Larry Gogan The Golden Hour isnt going anywhere

first_imgHe won’t be resting on his laurels during the week though.Gogan confirmed he’ll be hard at work in the office from Wednesday each week, and revealed that he won’t miss his Friday and Saturday nights on the town.“You can always go out some other nights”, he said.2FM has described Gogan as “the master of timing and lord of the links” and the future “lynch-pin” of Irish weekend radio.Head of 2FM Dan Healy said that Gogan is:The greatest of them all… 2FM may be changing but Larry Gogan is constant.Other changes in the shake up include the new breakfast team of Bernard O Shea, Keith Walsh and Jennifer Maguire, while Colm Hayes is moving to drivetime pushing Will Leahy to weekends.Nicky Byrne will be taking on the mid-morning slot and further changes are expected to be announced in the coming days. – Additional reporting by Sarah DoranLarry Gogan’s Golden Hour gets the chop in 2fm schedule shake-up>Nicky Byrne announced as new 2fm mid-morning host> IT WAS LIKE a dagger in our hearts when yesterday the news came that Larry Gogan’s weekday Golden Hour is to be no more.RTÉ revealed that Nicky Byrne is taking on the mid-morning slot on 2FM, and it became all too clear that Larry, dear dear Larry, was moving to other pastures.But wait! He’s not leaving us completely, he’s just heading for weekends.2FM has confirmed today that Gogan has signed a new contract with the station and that he’ll now present a two hour show on Saturdays and Sundays which will incorporate the Just a Minute Quiz and The Golden Hour.The veteran broadcaster told DailyEdge.ie that he’s excited about his move to weekend radio, where former RTE pal Terry Wogan holds court in the UK.Gogan is excited about what the future holds for him at 2fm, and said he thinks change is definitely a good thing:You have to change, you have to move forward, or else you might die off. It’s a slightly different audience but it’s the same Golden Hour.last_img read more

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Jet rips tourists boot off its hinges

first_imgTourists on the Greek Island of Skiathos will now think twice before parking so close to an airport runway.Rummaging for things in their boot, some unlucky holiday makers were caught in a powerful draft of jet engine exhaust from a Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 taxing for take off at the nearby airport.The wind from the plane ripped the open boot door right off its hinges, smashing into the roof. The whole ordeal captured on video from a nearby tourist and was posted on video sharing website Youtube about a month ago. The runway at Skiathos airport is particularly short, narrow and in close proximity to the car park. It’s also very close to the beach, where many thrill-seeking tourists put themselves in the path of the jet exhaust. Many cling to the fences of the airport, trying to stay upright under the pressure of the wind.Landing at Skiathos isn’t an easy task either, with many pilots receiving extra training to make the trip. See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ptkKK4I4cSource: 9 News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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