first_imgThe traditional tribal village authority of Kotlen in Kangpokpi district of Manipur has drawn flak for banishing six tribal families as a punishment for not sending their children to the local government school. They had put their wards in the school of the neighbouring Hengjol village. Village chieftain Dongjang Haokip asked the six families to leave by April 28, which they did after demolishing their tin-roofed houses.Tonglet Haokip, one of the victims, said that as there are not enough teachers, they had decided to send their children to the neighbouring village.Despite complaints by the victims, police are yet to intervene. The victimised families said the government school in the village is in a bad shape with two local youths, recruited as substitutes, looking after all the seven classes. District officials also admitted there were not enough teachers in the school. They further alleged that the chieftain, himself, was sending his children to schools in Imphal, the State capital.The victimised tribal families said they are taking shelter in Hengjol and Tintong Laijang villages. The village elders said the families had gone against the resolution of the authority that all parents shall send their children up to Class V to the local government school.The parents said they opted for the Tongsat Memorial Junior School in the neighbouring village about 1 km away. All the eight children of these six families are now studying there.last_img read more

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first_imgWhen South Korea won last year’s Games, Mount Gariwang in Jeongseon was one of the few summits big enough to provide the 800-meter (2,600-foot) vertical drop required for a downhill skiing venue under International Ski Federation rules.There was one problem: it is in a forest conservation area.Organizers secured a temporary opt-out from the forestry ministry — enraging green campaigners — with a promise to restore the site to woodland after the event.But its future is in dispute as residents of Jeongseon, a former coal town whose last mine closed in 2004, demand that authorities go back on their word and keep the $170-million facilities as a tourist attraction.This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows protest banners demanding the site’s development at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, where downhill skiing events were held during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. – Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)According to Choi Moon-soon, governor of eastern Gangwon province, reforestation would cost as much as building the slopes in the first place.“I had expected the Olympic legacy would attract many visitors here and stimulate our local economy, which is stagnant,” said local businessman Kim Chang-young, 52, who regularly joins the protests.He feels “betrayed” since the Games, he told AFP, with “hardly any visitors” coming to Jeongseon.A hotel that opened there last year was offering rooms in January at an 83 percent discount.And the area’s biggest resort Yongpyong, where slalom events were held, has seen fewer visitors this December and January than two years ago.Frozen in time View comments The construction bonanza was supposed to boost one of the poorest and least populated regions of Asia’s fourth-largest economy.But hopes of a tourism boom have gone unfulfilled in a nation where bobsleigh and luge were largely unheard-of before the Olympics and participation in winter sports remains limited.The risk of white elephants is a perennial issue for the Winter Games and the International Olympic Committee has struggled to find contenders willing to take on the burden.There were only two candidates in the final round for the 2022 Games that ultimately went to Beijing, and after a series of withdrawals only two are bidding for 2026, Milan and Stockholm.Forest slump ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town But today only the occasional elderly stroller passes through the Olympic park in Gangneung, where the cavernous speed-skating arena stands dark and ice-less.The sliding center in Pyeongchang, where South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin won Asia’s first Olympic skeleton gold, is locked with barriers blocking road access.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnd protesters are demanding that a downhill ski slope site be developed into a resort and not, as promised, returned to nature.South Korea also spent more than $10 billion on infrastructure before the Games, including a high-speed railway from Seoul to Gangneung, 200 kilometers (120 miles) east of the capital. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “After they invested a large amount of money, abandoning these facilities because it costs too much to maintain is beyond understanding as a South Korean.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows a dummy South Korean bobsleigh team at a photo zone at the Olympic Plaza in Pyeongchang. – Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs.The country built six sports centers and a ceremonial stadium from scratch for the 2018 Winter Olympics and renovated six existing facilities at a total cost of $800 million.ADVERTISEMENT Visitors have been banned from the $100-million Pyeongchang Olympic Sliding Centre since March after Gangwon authorities mothballed it to avoid estimated maintenance costs of 1.25 billion won ($1.1 million) a year.It is the only facility of its kind in the country, forcing South Korea’s bobsleigh and skeleton national teams to train in Canada instead.The Gangneung Oval, where the speed skating was held, is also unattended with no scheme identified for its future.As planned, the pentagonal arena that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies have been dismantled, with an Olympic museum due to open in the main stand.Some venues are in occasional use: the Gangneung Hockey Centre hosted a three-day national ice hockey tournament in December after lying idle for eight months, and it is holding two international competitions this week.This picture taken on January 24, 2019 shows a general view of the Gangneung Oval, where the speed skating was held during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. – Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs. (Photo by Yelim LEE / AFP)But with no professional ice hockey league in South Korea, it is unclear how often the $95-million center will welcome spectators.Meanwhile, the Gangneung Ice Arena, which hosted the figure skating and short-track speed skating, has been used for concerts — but only twice.A study by the government’s Korea Development Institute on the sliding center, the Oval and the hockey center is due to report in June, a sports ministry official told AFP, including on upkeep costs and who should pay them.Ordinary South Koreans have been left bewildered by the lack of progress.“The government should have had a long-term plan to use the Olympic venues,” said Han Hyung-seob, 37, a startup founder who took his family on a visit to Pyeongchang. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russell Westbrook’s 7th straight triple-double leads OKC past Magiclast_img read more

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first_imgBOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal — the largest ever for a pitcher — is pending a physical. It is expected to be announced on Dec. 4, the person told the AP.A left-hander who was the AL’s top pitcher in 2012 and the runner-up twice in seven full major league seasons, Price has a 3.09 ERA with 1,372 strikeouts and 104 wins. He went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA in 2015, striking out 225.Choosing the Red Sox reunites Price with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, who until this August was the Detroit Tigers’ General Manager. Dombrowski has had a hand in all three of Price’s moves the past two years.After spending his entire career in Tampa Bay, Price was acquired by Detroit at the 2014 trade deadline. A year later, the Tigers traded him to the Blue Jays at the July 31 non-waiver deadline and Price helped Toronto reach the playoffs for the first time since 1993.Now he will try to help turn around a team that has finished last in the AL East in three of the last four seasons. (The Red Sox won the World Series in 2013.) On its way to a 78-84, last-place finish in 2015, Boston brought in Dombrowski and he quickly went to work rebuilding the once-proud ballclub.Dombrowski traded a package of prospects to San Diego for closer Craig Kimbrel last month. And this week he got someone Kimbrel can save games for.Price bolsters a rotation that has lacked an ace since the Red Sox balked at the asking price for Jon Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. Twelve different pitchers started at least one game for the Red Sox in 2015.Price joins a rotation that, barring injuries and trades, is expected to include Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, Eduardo Rodriguez and Clay Buchholz. Joe Kelly, Steven Wright and Henry Owens could bolster the bullpen, fill in as starters or serve as trade bait.(JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgSadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, on Friday apologised for her statement on Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief late Hemant Karkare. She said that if her statement is strengthening her rivals then it is better for her to take her statement back.Sadhvi Pragya earlier said that Hemant Karkare died because of his karma.”Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me [in Malegaon blasts] and treated me very badly. I told him your entire dynasty will be erased. He died of his karma,” Sadhvi Pragya said.Later, Sadhvi Pragya took back her statement on Hemant Karkare and apologised for her remarks.Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was announced Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bhopal candidate on Wednesday. Since then, Sadhvi Pragya’s candidature has raised concerns nationwide.From Mehbooba Mufti to Asaduddin Owaisi, many national leaders came out to criticise the BJP and Sadhvi Pragya, who is out on bail.Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Friday said that former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare, who died in action during the Mumbai terror attacks, had treated her “very badly”.Sadhvi Pragya said, “If my statement is giving strength to our [BJP] rivals, I am taking back my words on Hemant Karkare.”After Sadhvi Pragya made the statement against Hemant Karkare, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise for Thakur’s remarks and take action against her for terming Karkare an “anti-national” and alleging that the officer had tortured her.advertisementThe BJP released a statement over the remarks made by Pragya Thakur against late Hemant Karkare.BJP releases statement over the remarks made against late Hemant Karkare by BJP LS candidate for Bhopal, Pragya Thakur; says, “BJP considers him a martyr. This is Sadhvi Pragya’s personal statement which she might have given because of the mental & physical torture she had faced” pic.twitter.com/CNr5n5EbDlANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019While, Congress’s Sachin Sawant said, “Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has insulted martyr Hemant Karkare”, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “Nobody has the right to insult the martyrdom of those who died protecting our country, fighting terrorism, having taken bullets in their chests.”After receiving criticism for her statement on Hemant Karkare, Sadhvi Pragya, shedding light on her remarks said, “This is my opinion because I was the one who suffered.””Amid this all, if I have felt something and said something, that I was tortured, then that feeling stands true for me. But, if my statement is strengthening our [BJP] rivals then I will hold back,” Sadhvi Pragya said.SADHVI PRAGYA AND MALEGAON BLASTThe BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya against Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh in the Bhopal parliamentary constituency. Sadhvi Pragya had recently said she was ready for a “Dharm Yudh”.Saffron-clad Thakur (48), with her trademark short hair and sporting a rudraksh mala, became the face of right wing extremism after being arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.Arrested in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Sadhvi Pragya was given a clean chit by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), but the trial court refused to discharge her from the case.She was granted bail by the Bombay High Court in 2017. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when a bomb went off near a mosque in Malegaon in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008. According to the prosecution, it was the handiwork of a Hindu extremist group.The court dropped the charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against her, and she is now being tried under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.(With inputs from ANI and Ravish Singh in New Delhi)Also Read | Hemant Karkare treated me badly, died of his karma: Sadhvi Pragya on 26/11 heroAlso Read | Sadhvi Pragya, Malegaon blast accused, joins BJP; who is she?Also Watch | Hemant Karkare tortured me, had cursed him: Sadhvi Pragyalast_img read more

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first_imgOklahoma State squeezed out a 30-27 victory in Austin on Saturday, and there were some pretty epic moments captured thanks to social media. Take a look below.KD!Kevin Durant on the sidelines before #24 OSU vs Texas pic.twitter.com/wBqApjAokR— Claire Brandon (@JClaireBrandon) September 26, 2015 Matthew McConaughey pic.twitter.com/eFJ3LynyrX— Colby Daniels (@Colby_Daniels) September 26, 2015 Just saw #OKstate OC Mike Yurcich running through a press box hallway as half began, asking for police escort to sideline.— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 26, 2015 VIDEO: @ATXANT10’s angle of Charlie Strong’s late game 15yd personal foul penalty. Appears to make contact w official pic.twitter.com/zaRdtQjXHJ— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) September 27, 2015 Mason with the Johnny football impression!— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) September 26, 2015https://twitter.com/WShep/status/647859464360493056Ha!Is there any coincidence that #okstate goes for 130 yards and 2 TDs when Yurcich’s headset is down?— Jared E. Gallagher (@jaredgallagher) September 26, 2015 My gosh has nobody talked to McCleskey about when not to catch punts??— Matt Amilian (@mattamilian) September 26, 2015I felt the same way for a bit…im about to throw this tv out the window— kenken (@KennedyKyland) September 26, 2015 3rd and 24??? RUN THE DRAW!!!!! I’m done I can’t watch it anymore.— Evan Epstein (@EvanEpstein60) September 26, 2015 WWJWD— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) September 26, 2015Horrible!Only drawback to Ok State-Texas is the hysterical shrieking woman who is being picked up on ESPN mics. My God someone stop her.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 26, 2015center_img The eyes of Texas are upon you https://t.co/oGSwIxjsSb— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 26, 2015 I’m a grown man stress drinking 4-year old Prosecco alone out of a Ninja Turtles mug. YOU DID THIS TO ME, #OKSTATE— Mike Harris (@TheMikeHarris) September 26, 2015 DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW… Detailed play sheet probably.— Evan Epstein (@EvanEpstein60) September 26, 2015 Texas is putting up threes like Kevin Durant— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) September 26, 2015Kevin Harvick!.@OSUAthletics football helmets are bad to the bone today!— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) September 26, 2015Not safe for work tweet….Things in Austin, going well pic.twitter.com/JHbJTkBWxz— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) September 26, 2015 Wouldn’t want to wear any other shade of orange ?? Go Pokes— Mikayla Barker (@mikaylabarker) September 26, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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first_imgD. Alli Why Dele Alli was booed by Nigeria fans in England friendly Cady Siregar Last updated 1 year ago 00:47 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Harry Kane Dele Alli England 2017-18 Getty Images England v Nigeria World Cup England Nigeria Friendlies Premier League The Tottenham midfielder was jeered by Nigeria supporters every time he touched the ball in Saturday’s friendly at Wembley Dele Alli found himself the subject of boos from the visiting Nigeria supporters at Wembley in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up clash.The Tottenham midfielder, who started in midfield as Gareth Southgate’s England faced the Super Eagles, was on the receiving end of jeers from the Nigeria fans whenever he touched the ball.Though Alli has been guilty of diving and stimulation in the past, the boos on Saturday were not due to his on-pitch behaviour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The reason he was being singled out is because he could have represented Nigeria at international level.Alli’s father Kehinde was born in the African country, and thus his son could have played for the Super Eagles, rather than England, if he’d chosen to.The 22-year-old midfielder has represented the Three Lions since 2012, where he made his first appearance for the England Under-17 side. Since then he has played for the national side at all levels and eventually earned his first senior cap against Estonia in October 2016.Before his first senior call-up, retired Wimbledon striker John Fashanu – who chose to represent England despite being of Nigerian descent – tried to convince Alli, who was playing for MK Dons at the time, to play for Nigeria after his own regret at not doing so.”I will be speaking to some people at MK Dons to help patch me through to Alli,” Fashanu told SL10.ng   back in 2015 . “We can’t afford to lose such a talented kid to England, it’s better we put up a fight than to let him go, I will do my best to persuade him to switch allegiance.”Alli has developed into one of the Premier League’s top goalscoring midfielders during his time at Tottenham, and scored 14 goals in all competitions to help Spurs to a third-place finish in the 2017-18 campaign.last_img read more

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first_imgMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertzby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayer Leverkusen whiz Kai Havertz is attracting big Premier League interest.The Daily Express says Manchester United and Liverpool have been told they must pay £90million to sign Havertz.German midfielder Havertz is expected to be one of next summer’s hottest transfer properties after he said he could be on the move next summer.Speaking to Sportbuzzer, Havertz said: “I am happy to stay at Leverkusen for one more year. What happens next summer will be experienced in the future.”The 20-year-old has been linked with interest from United and Liverpool as well as Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.And while he is contracted to Leverkusen until the summer of 2022, it is believed the Bundesliga club are ready to cash in. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgThis year’s election was nothing if not dramatic. And whether you feel like you’re riding out of the season in slow motion with an explosion behind you or cruising down a street paved with gold, you can do so in stunning style with Martone Cycling’s limited edition Freedom Bikes collection — a surprise capsule with a flair for the bold.With the sort of high-art color pops that’ll have you standing out like a neon flag on a dreary winter’s day, each bike in the collection comes fully-saturated in hues of red, white, and blue. These light commuters weigh in at 26 pounds and feature architectural baskets, dual-legged kickstands, cherry-red chains, lucite pedals, and SRAM automatic shifting.Yes, you read that right: automatic shifting. Martone Cycling’s real piece de resistance is a two-gear automatic system that knows how to handle the streets based on your speed and incline.Martone Cycling founder Lorenzo Martone felt inspired to put the pedal to the metal on the collection as a testament to Americans’ freedom to vote. They’re an homage to the nation’s freewheeling spirit and sense of adventure. “When so much is at stake for our nation, the power of voting and what that freedom means resonates even more deeply. I feel so fortunate to live in America, and to have been invited into this American dream,” he says of the bikes, unveiled in early November 2016: “This brand of bikes is both a literal and figurative symbol of freedom to me. Freedom to move, express, and transform are not luxuries that are universally afforded, and I really wanted to draw upon the red, white and blue color palate as a celebration of that freedom.” Before these patriotic stunners rolled out of Martone’s imagination, another technicolor capsule captivated the brand’s cult following. In Summer 2016, Martone Cycling released a collection in honor of the Olympics in Brazil — his country of origin– before blazing trails in the U.S. fashion bike market. So what’s next for the Freedom Bikes? April 2017 will see them cruising across the pond to France for its own upcoming red, white, and blue presidential election. To check out these rides for yourself, visit www.martonecycling.com. Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable last_img read more

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first_imgAn investigation by Environment and Labour into health effectsreported by workers at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospitalwas unable to confirm a link between the reported illnesses andany source of metal exposure at the hospital. The results were shared late Monday, March 29, during a meetingwith representatives of the hospital’s joint occupational healthand safety committee and the employer, the Cape Breton DistrictHealth Authority. “Despite our findings, we continue to have concern for theindividuals who are reporting symptoms, and my interest is fortheir well-being,” said Environment and Labour Minister KerryMorash. “I encourage the Cape Breton District Health Authority tocontinue to be diligent in finding the source of what isaffecting the health of hospital staff and in resolving it.” The department launched a workplace investigation in December2003 after receiving a health and safety complaint about thehospital from three of its workers. The results of the investigation found no evidence of theemployer being in noncompliance with the province’s OccupationalHealth and Safety laws. There was no current condition orpractice found to cause exposure to heavy metals. A workplace investigation looks at the people, environment,equipment and materials to review factors that may becontributing to an incident. The investigation also considers theprocess in the workplace for responding to workplace health andsafety issues.last_img read more

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first_imgDHX MEDIA:THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (5)DHX-Hour Productions XXIII Inc.Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMichael Donovan, Peter McBain, Steve DeNure, Mark Gosine, Jenipher RitchieBest Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesVivieno Caldinelli, Michael Lewis – “Episode 6”Best Photography in a Variety Program or SeriesIan Bibby – “Episode 6”Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMike Allison, Mark Critch, Bob Kerr, Greg Thomey, Jon Blair, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Scott Vrooman, Jeremy Woodcock, Dean Jenkinson, Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh – “Episode 3”Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, Meredith MacNeillDEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS (3)DHX MediaBest Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesLinda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinksi, Matt Huether, Stefan Brogren, Stephanie WilliamsBest Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesEleanore Lindo – “#ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin’”Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesAlejandro Alcoba – “#YesMeansYes”THE DEEP (2)DHX Media & A Stark ProductionBest Animated Program or SeriesAsaph Fipke, Avrill Stark, Steven Wendland, Chuck Johnson, Ken Faier, Chris Rose, David Whealy, Robert ChandlerBest Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or SeriesJonny Ludgate, Jeff Davis, Melanie Fung, Ray Zhao – “Here Be Dragons”INSPECTOR GADGET (1)DHX MediaBest Direction in an Animated Program or SeriesPhillip Stamp, William Gordon – “Gadget 2.0 Part 1/2”MAKE IT POP (1)DHX MediaBest Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesThomas W. Lynch, Nick Cannon, Steven DeNure, Anne Loi, Tracey Jardine, Jim Corston, Mark PurdyDHX TELEVISION (PARTNER SERIES BROADCAST ON OUR SUITE OF KIDS’ CHANNELS):FANGBONE! (4)Radical Sheep Productions Best Animated SeriesMichelle Melanson-Cuperus, John Leitch, Michael Rex, Simon Racioppa, Richard Elliott, Susie GrondinBest Writing in an Animated Program or SeriesMike Kiss – “The Polluted Light of Destiny”Best Writing in an Animated Program or SeriesRichard Elliott, Simon Racioppa – “The Field Trip of Mayhem Part 1/2”Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and YouthFangbone: The BillbariansPietro Gagliano, Michala Duffield, Joshua Manricks, Todd Feaver, Michelle Melanson CuperusBACKSTAGE (2)Fresh TV Inc.Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesBrian Irving, Lara Azzopardi, Jennifer Pertsch, Tom McGillis, George ElliottBest Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and YouthBackstage: Too Much KeatonRyan Andal, CJ Hervey, Michala Duffield, Todd Feaver, Brian IrvingTHE NEXT STEP (1)Temple Street Productions Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesBrittany RaymondLOST & FOUND MUSIC STUDIOS (1)Temple Street ProductionsBest Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesJeni RossGAMING SHOW (IN MY PARENTS’ GARAGE) (1)B-MinorsBest Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or SeriesScot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Jesse ShamataWE ARE SAVVY (1)B-MinorsBest Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or SeriesScot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Adrienne Reid, jeni b.JUSTIN TIME (1)Guru StudiosBest Direction in an Animated Program or SeriesHarold Harris – “Babushka’s Bear”About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands.Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM). DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has received 23 nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. With nominations for both live-action and animated work, in categories ranging from writing to performance to digital media, DHX Media series nominated in recognition of their contributions to Canadian television include, This Hour Has 22 Minutes; Degrassi: Next Class; The Deep; Inspector Gadget; Fangbone!; Backstage and The Next Step.“Congratulations to our amazing and ingenious in-house production team, and to our brilliant Canadian production partners, whose collective creativity has secured 23 nominations for DHX Media,” said Steven DeNure, President and COO, DHX Media. “We are thrilled to have five of our original series and seven of DHX Television’s series recognized across a number of categories for Canada’s most prestigious television, film and digital awards.”A full list of DHX Media nominations include: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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The police say fake currency notes and believed to be in wide circulation and this has come to light following recent arrests.According to the police three youth were arrested in Kantale yesterday with 150 fake Rs. 1000 notes after they had made a transaction using a fake note. On being suspicious about the note the trader had contacted the police after the suspects had left in a van. The youth had stopped at a stall in Kantale yesterday to purchase fish and had given a fake Rs. 1000 note for the fish. The police stopped the van along the Habarana-Anuradhapura road and found the fake currency notes hidden in the vehicle.The police said that in recent times similar arrests had been made with the suspects having in their possession Rs. 500, 100, 200 and 500 currency notes. As a result the police urged the public to take extra precautions when accepting currency notes. read more

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The Chinese Government is leveraging billions of dollars in debts to gain political leverage with developing countries across Asia and the Pacific including Sri Lanka, a new report presented to the US State Department claims, according to CNN.The independent report, written by a pair of Harvard University scholars, identified 16 countries targeted by the Chinese government for “debtbook diplomacy, ” with Pakistan, Djibouti and Sri Lanka identified as being most vulnerable. Last month, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he viewed “with great concern” any foreign military bases being built in the South Pacific, following reports Beijing was in talks with Vanuatu to host Chinese forces.According to the new report, Vanuatu, just 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles) off Australia’s coast, has taken at least $270 million in Chinese loans in the past decade, worth 35% of its GDP. Both China and Vanuatu have strongly denied there were ever discussions over a PLA military presence on the island. In the Pacific, nations such as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Tonga all owe the Chinese government billions of dollars in loans, encircling US allies Australia and New Zealand.Meanwhile Chefitz said Beijing has used infrastructure incentives in the South China Sea to help break any broad opposition to the Chinese government’s territorial ambitions in the contested sea.Former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans is quoted in the report saying Laos and Cambodia, each of which has borrowed more than $5 billion, are now “wholly owned subsidiaries of China.”The US State Department will be briefed on the report in the near future. But both authors said there appeared to be nothing the United States could do to offset China’s growing advantage.“The US government isn’t going to throw 1 trillion dollars at this problem. It’s not going to absorb the debt of our private sector companies and it won’t be able to focus the entire government in one effort for 20, 30 or 50 years as China is able to do,” Chefitz said.At his daily press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said said China’s foreign policy was based on “mutual respect and win-win cooperation.”“As for other parties, they shouldn’t be presumptuous based on their own views — nor should they assume economic cooperation between developing countries always have ulterior political motives,” he said.Many of the loans are being given out as part of China’s signature Belt and Road infrastructure program, which gives loans to developing nations to fund ports, railways and other initiatives across Asia, Europe and Africa.Report co-author and Harvard scholar Gabrielle Chefitz said the loans under the Belt and Road plan, as well as China’s other development grants, take a very different form to previous US programs such as the Marshall Plan. (Colombo Gazette) In one case, infrastructure built with Chinese loans, has then been leased back to Chinese interests to pay off the original debt.In 2017, an unprofitable Sri Lankan port built with billion-dollar loans from Beijing was leased to Chinese state-owned firms for 99 years to help repay the country’s debts.The report’s co-author Sam Parker said there were concerns these ports could be used by Chinese naval vessels once they were under state control. “There’s definitely the potential where they can have it go from commercial, to occasional visit, to logistics, to humanitarian and then maybe finally a military base,” he said. There is also concern in Washington that China is poised to gain control of a major commercial port in Djibouti, where the US and China have military bases.A US State Department official told CNN Tuesday it encouraged China to promote and uphold internationally accepted best practices in infrastructure development and funding.“We need to ensure recipients have options that allow them to retain their sovereignty and future control of their economies,” the official said. According to the report, there are a number of ways in which Beijing and state-owned enterprises leverage debt to help China’s strategic aims. According to the report, in some cases the huge debts grow to a size too large to pay back, allowing Beijing to leverage the loans to “acquire strategic assets or political influence over debtor nations.” This could allow the Chinese Government to extend its influence across the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, encircling India and Australia as well as helping to consolidate its position in the South China Sea, the report said. read more

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Student Life and Community Experience workers dish out pancakes to raise money for breast cancer research.There’s a pancake breakfast in Market Hall this morning to raise money for breast cancer research.The Power of Pink pancake breakfast is hosted by Student Life and Community Experience and Brock Dining Services. They are collecting donations at the breakfast for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Everyone who donates gets pancakes.The breakfast runs from 9 to 11 a.m.Joe Gottli from Recruitment and Liaison Services attends the pancake breakfast.

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Emmanuel Akwei Addo, Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Sudan, told the General Assembly’s social, humanitarian and cultural committee there were strong indications of such crimes, including murders, rapes, acts of torture and forcible displacement of civilians.He also criticized the Sudanese Government for unleashing high-technology weapons in its conflict with two rebel groups in Darfur, saying they tend to produce massive and indiscriminate destruction.Mr. Addo visited Sudan in August to assess the situation in the country’s two civil conflicts – the one in Darfur that began early last year when rebel groups took up arms, and the other in southern Sudan that has lasted for 21 years.In Darfur, more than 1.45 million people are internally displaced and another 200,000 are refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the fighting and because of brutal and often deadly attacks by Janjaweed militias against civilians.Mr. Addo said it was clear that Khartoum was not able or willing to disarm the Janjaweed or effectively protect civilians in Darfur, and he urged a greater international role in the region, particularly from the African Union (AU).Mr. Addo was one of several rapporteurs or human rights experts to address the Assembly panel, also known as the Third Committee, today.Special Rapporteur Paul Hunt on the right to health called for stepped-up efforts around the world to reduce the “profound disparities” in average health between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.Mr. Hunt stressed the importance of working towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight, time-bound targets for reducing poverty, hunger and disadvantage agreed to by world leaders at summit in 2000. Four of the goals relate to health.Mr. Hunt said many poor countries will be unable to achieve those health-related goals, such as combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, and improving maternal health, unless industrialized nations honour their commitments to give more development aid and support.Yakin Ertürk, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, told the Committee she visited El Salvador, Guatemala, the occupied Palestinian territories and Darfur in the past year. Trips are planned for Mexico, Iran and Algeria over the next year.Ms. Ertürk said she was pleased that violence against women was increasingly taken seriously as an issue by the international community. But she added that justice would not be achieved until more political will and determination was shown.The Rapporteur also said it was critical that criminal justice sanctions for violent crimes not be replaced by conciliation methods, especially when sexual offences are involved. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Leaders of Germany, France want stronger Europe to face new challenges by News Staff Posted Sep 22, 2012 11:37 am MDT BERLIN – The leaders of France and Germany both stressed Saturday that Europe must further deepen its political and economic integration to ensure peace and continuous prosperity across the continent.French President Francois Hollande met Chancellor Angela Merkel in the southwestern German city of Ludwigsburg to celebrate an important anniversary of their countries’ reconciliation following the end of World War II.“France and Germany have a very special responsibility, we form the heart of Europe,” said Hollande, adding that the European Union’s status quo can only be seen as the starting point for a deeper integration.“Stopping would mean falling back. We don’t have a choice, but to march toward the destiny that is ours, march toward a unified Europe,” he added.Europe’s 17-nation currency zone is experiencing a deep crisis, Hollande said, therefore urging Germany and other nations to help “create instruments that make us stronger: the budgetary union, the banking union, the social union, a political union.”Merkel said both countries will and must work together closely to strengthen Europe to weather those new challenges.“However great the economic challenges may be. It remains and will remain valid: We Europeans are united in the pursuit of our happiness,” she said.France’s then-leader Charles de Gaulle in 1962 addressed German youth in Ludwigsburg — speaking in German — in a speech that was hailed as a major step toward building German-French ties, after the nations had fought each other in both world wars, and were often referred to as arch-enemies.De Gaulle and his German counterpart Konrad Adenauer started the reconciliation efforts in the aftermath of World War II.Merkel said the two leaders, who had witnessed themselves the horrors of war, laid the foundation of Europe’s unification in bringing together their nations “who were long said to be arch-enemies — what a terrible word.” They were convinced that “natural enmity between people could not exist,” she added.The two countries’ rapprochement evolved to become a motor of Europe’s integration less than two decades after World War II. France and Germany, representing almost half of the eurozone’s economic output, are still seen as key players in forging European policies.Addressing the youth of both nations, Hollande concluded his speech in German, saying “it is now your role to make the European dream a reality and give it a future.”___Juergen Baetz can be reached on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jbaetz read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 4, 2014 7:12 am MDT Loonie ahead more than half a cent as Canadian jobs data impresses TORONTO – The Canadian dollar jumped more than half a cent on Friday as the latest Canadian jobs figures delivered a few positive surprises on the economy.The loonie was up 0.58 of a cent near midday at 91.17 cent cents US, after Statistics Canada said 43,000 net new jobs were added in March.Most of the new jobs were part-time positions, and the vast majority of the new jobs went to young Canadians, the agency said.Another soft spot in the report was that almost all the new jobs were in the public sector, while new private sector hiring was limited to 3,900.The figure pushed the unemployment rate one tenth of a point lower to 6.9 per cent.“The strong bounce in March employment is encouraging though it follows a 7,000 drop in February and leaves the average increase over the previous four months at a still modest 5,000,” wrote RBC Economics assistant chief economist Paul Ferley in a note.“Thus today’s report does not alter our view that monetary policy is likely to remain highly accommodative to try and sustain more robust employment growth going forward.”Meanwhile in the United States, employers added 192,000 jobs in March, but the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 per cent. The March jobs numbers were slightly below February’s total of 197,000.One of the brightest spots in the U.S. non-farms payroll report was a revision by the Labor Department of its January and February numbers — adding 37,000 more jobs to the period than was originally estimated.In commodities, the May crude contract gained $1.12 to US$101.41 a barrel.The May copper contract was ahead 0.7 of a cent at US$3.03 a pound while bullion for June delivery was $15.10 higher at US$1,299.70 an ounce. read more

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by Posted Jun 23, 2016 7:28 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 7:37 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canmore (By Daniel Patterson, Wikimedia Commons) While demand for recreational proprieties in and around Calgary might have cooled, one area that remains red hot is Canmore.Phil Soper, CEO of Royal LePage says the Rocky Mountain resort town remains very popular among both those looking to retire and our neighbours to the south.“It appears to be triggered by people making retirement decisions or Americans who have long looked at property in the Rockies, and are saying, you know now is the time to take advantage of the strong American dollar and make the trek northward,” he said.Soper says many of the recreational property areas where Calgarians like to visit are reporting a rise in listings and lower prices, something mostly attributed to the weak economy.He says for those who can afford it, now is a good time to buy a cabin, especially if you’re looking just across the border in southeastern B.C. Canmore recreational real estate booming read more

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DENVER — Colton Parayko scored 1:34 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Alexander Steen also had a goal before leaving the game with an injury. Jake Allen stopped 27 shots for St. Louis.Parayko gave the Blues the win when he skated in and poked the puck past Semyon Varlamov with one hand. The goal, his fourth, ended Colorado’s six-game winning streak.Nikita Zadorov and Mikko Rantanen scored and Varlamov had 34 saves for the Avalanche.St. Louis took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Tarasenko and Steen, but Zadorov got Colorado back into it with his fourth goal 1:08 into the second period.Things heated up after that. Steen’s hard check on Nathan MacKinnon at the Colorado blue line upset Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson. He got his elbow up on a hit to Steen moments late, igniting a scrum in the Colorado crease. When order was restored, Johnson was given an elbowing major and a game misconduct.Steen left with what the Blues said was an upper-body injury and didn’t return.The Avalanche played the last 36 minutes with just five defencemen.Colorado tied it early in the third period when Samuel Girard’s shot nearly trickled in and defenceman Joel Edmundson’s attempt to clear it went off the goalie’s pads to Rantanen, who knocked it in for his 11th of the season.Both teams had chances later in the third to break the tie. Colin Wilson nearly cashed in but Allen made a lunging save with 7:23 left.Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev had chances in the final 20 seconds, but Varlamov made big saves to send it to overtime.NOTES: Edmundson had two assists for St. Louis. … The Avalanche recalled D Mark Alt from the AHL Colorado Eagles on Friday. He made his season debut with Mark Barberrio out with an upper-body injury. … St. Louis D Robert Bortuzzo returned to the lineup after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury. Bortuzzo’s last game was Oct. 20. … Colorado D Tyson Barrie missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury.UP NEXT:St. Louis: At Arizona on Saturday.Colorado: At Detroit on Sunday to start a four-game road trip.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsMichael Kelly, The Associated Press read more

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NFL Week 17 Playoff Implications Someone Has To Win The NFC South

The playoff situation is slightly more open in the AFC. The New England Patriots have clinched the top seed. And the Indianapolis Colts are locked into the fourth seed, where they will face either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round. A matchup with the Bengals looks slightly more likely at this point, with a probability of 60 percent.The San Diego Chargers’ playoff fortunes have swung wildly. Their probability of making the playoffs was as high as 76 percent in mid-October, but dropped to near single digits just a month later following some key conference losses. Going into Saturday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, the Chargers’ playoff chances were just 15 percent. In that game, San Diego overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime before winning on a Nick Novak field goal.With that victory, the Chargers now have a playoff probability of 41 percent going into their matchup this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, and a win guarantees the Chargers a playoff berth. However, if the Chiefs can win at home, their playoff chances stay alive, along with those of the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans. With a total “swing” of 200 percentage points, the Chargers-Chiefs game is one of our top matchups this week: With just one week remaining in the NFL regular season, the playoff implications are fairly straightforward, and running thousands of simulations of Week 17 outcomes may seem like computational overkill. But the playoff field is far from settled, particularly the seeding, so a simulation model can still be helpful in sorting out the probable from the improbable.Speaking of improbable, the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers will play for the NFC South division title this Sunday. They are No. 22 and No. 24, respectively, in our rankings based on the betting lines:The winner will most likely face the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs, though there is still a 7 percent chance the NFC South winner will face the Seattle Seahawks instead.There are four NFC teams with any real chance at the conference’s top seed.1Technically there are five, but the Dallas Cowboys would need a tie between Detroit and Green Bay for a chance at the top seed — something that’s very unlikely. The Seahawks can clinch the top seed with a win over the St. Louis Rams. A Seahawks loss would boost the chances of securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and the Cardinals.If you find the various clinching and elimination scenarios for your team too difficult to keep track of, we’ve made it easy on you. Use the interactive tool below for a quick summary of which games matter — including those that matter for the top draft pick.2The interactive does not include the 16 teams that have nothing to play for this week, which is all the teams already eliminated from the playoffs that don’t have a shot at the No. 1 pick, plus teams like New England and Indianapolis whose playoff position is set. The race for the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft is between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans. The Buccaneers are the current favorite, owing to a weaker projected strength of schedule than the Titans. read more

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OSU’s defense watches a tipped ball that would then be intercepted by redshirt freshman cornerback Damon Arnette (3) during the first half of the Buckeyes game against Northwestern on Oct. 29. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor“Defenses win championships” has been the motto adopted by numerous teams throughout sports that defines the winning attitude of a team. Ohio State is notorious for its own catch phrases to capture that final missing piece of motivation during its journey to a national title run.In 2014, it was “The Chase.” 2015 was “The Grind.” This season OSU has lived off of “The Edge,” which is where average stops and elite begins, coach Urban Meyer said in August. To defend and limit an offense as potent as Clemson’s, OSU defense has to surpass that edge on Dec. 31 in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl.OSU defense has already set a school record this season with seven interceptions returned for touchdowns. Co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach Greg Schiano implemented the “sideline return” play that has seized momentum-changing opportunities time and time again. Redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker has become one of the most dominant safeties in the country in his first season of significant playing time. He is responsible for three of the team’s seven pick-sixes this season, which is an individual school record.But it’s not necessarily just Hooker. Sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker has arguably been the most improved player this season, considering he didn’t start at the beginning of the year. An injury to junior linebacker Dante Booker put Baker in the lineup. Redshirt sophomore Marshon Lattimore has also excelled in his first season starting at cornerback. Schiano said when talking about Hooker, Baker and Lattimore, you’re talking about three elite athletes at their positions.Schiano and co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell have shared defensive play-calling duties this season that have led to the Silver Bullets being in the top 10 in the nation in several defensive categories, including third in total defense and scoring defense. The play of OSU’s secondary has been its saving grace at times this year. Hooker, Lattimore and company might have to be that safety blanket again up against a Clemson team that completes 27.9 passes and throws for 333 yards per game.“I’ve never coached a secondary as talented as this, and I’ve been doing this for 30 years,” Schiano said. “We had some talented ones in Miami (Florida), but this, to me, is the best.”It’s well known that Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson is the keyholder to coach Dabo Swinney’s offense. Watson, a 2015 and 2016 Heisman finalist, is 30-2 as a starter when he finishes the game healthy. He has completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,914 yards with 37 passing touchdowns, which all rank in the top 10 in the country.Watson is without question the leader of the offense, but having wide receivers like Artavis Scott, Mike Williams, tight end Jordan Leggett and running back Wayne Gallman make the Clemson offense that much more terrifyingly difficult to defend. Scott, currently sitting at 592 receiving yards, likely needs just one catch to join Williams, Leggett and Deon Cain as the fourth Tiger receiver with 600 yards or more.To give some perspective on just how talented the Clemson receiving corps is, Clemson only had two receivers with at least 600 yards in 2011 when All-American quarterback Tajh Boyd had five NFL players — Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins, Dwayne Allen, Martavis Bryant and Jaron Brown — to throw to. Boyd accumulated over 3,800 passing yards in 2011 compared to Watson’s almost 4,000 yards this season.“They have athletes all around the field,” Baker said. “Great athletes, great quarterback, great running back, great receivers. They definitely have athletes pretty much everywhere at every position.”OSU allowed 226 yards against Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, the nation’s leading passers in quarterback rating. During that game, OSU also shut down the other Oklahoma Heisman finalist Dede Westbrook who racked up just 51 yards on five catches against the Buckeye defense.Coach Meyer said his team wasn’t young anymore following the 42-24 victory at Oklahoma in September. He said his team was experienced. Schiano still believes his team is young, but thus far the defense has stood the test and he doesn’t have any reason to believe his playmakers won’t step up to the task at hand against the No. 2 Tigers.“I just look at (the defense) as we have a chance to keep getting better,” Schiano said. “If you get better every day, hopefully at the end you’re playing for it all.” read more

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