GIF: Auburn Star Wide Receiver D’haquille Williams Leaves Game After Taking Big Hit

first_imgAn Auburn pylon during a game against Texas A&M.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 17: Auburn Tigers play the Texas A&M Aggies during an NCAA college football game on September 17, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)D’haquille Williams, one of the SEC’s top receivers, has left Auburn’s game against Jacksonville State after taking a nasty shot from the Gamecocks defense. Quarterback Jeremy Johnson tried to hit Williams over the middle, but he was unable to hang on, and got drilled by linebacker Dawson Wells. Williams went down after the play, but was able to slowly walk off the field.Not sure how Gus Malzahn would convince anyone this was targeting on Duke Williams.— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 12, 2015Gus Malzahn is furious no targeting call and points to new huge Auburn scoreboard with replay.— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) September 12, 2015It doesn’t look like targeting, but we can understand Malzahn being in up only three against an FCS team and losing arguably his best playmaker down the stretch. We’ll keep you updated on Williams’ status.last_img read more

An Inconsistent Strike Zone Hurt Both Teams in Game 3

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians won a 1-0 nail-biter on Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series. Two number-three starters succeeded in shutting down two strong offenses, allowing the game to come down to the final at-bat. But while the relievers were overpowering as usual, the most significant influence on this game wasn’t the wind, a single Indians hitter or managerial cleverness, but a seemingly inconsistent strike zone.Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck has a reputation for calling balls and strikes erratically, and that was on full display last night, creating shifting strike-zone boundaries that bedeviled both offenses.1A rough look at the strike zone plots for each team showed about 10 calls helping the Cubs, and seven helping the Indians. Data from PitchF/X needed for a quantitative comparison was not available at time of publication. For the Indians, Josh Tomlin turned in an unexpectedly solid line, allowing only two hits. At times, Tomlin was burned by bad calls, leading, for example, to a fourth-inning walk by Kris Bryant. But when the strike zone is called inconsistently, hitters tend to strike out more often and make weaker contact. That’s because pitchers can choose to target inconsistently called areas of the zone when it benefits them, while hitters can only decide whether to swing or not at what’s offered. When they’re uncertain, batters often opt to swing at pitches outside the zone, resulting in glancing contact and easy outs.Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, who usually gets favorable strike calls due to his impeccable command, struggled mightily in allowing six hits and two walks in only 4.2 innings. The shifting zone did aid him in racking up six strikeouts, above what you’d expect based on his regular-season stats.Even as the inconsistent strike zone helped the pitchers, neither was overpowering. And with bullpens fresh after the day off, both starters were pulled before the 6th inning with the score 0-0, an event that has never happened before in MLB postseason history. That handed the game to the relievers, including an early appearance from Andrew Miller. They were as commanding as expected, except for one lapse by the Cubs’ Carl Edwards Jr., who allowed Coco Crisp to single in the lone run of the night.The Cubs came close to evening the score in the bottom of the ninth. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Chicago dynamo Javy Báez was up to bat against Cleveland closer Cody Allen. He struck out whiffing to end the threat, leaving the Indians up 2-1 in the Series.The outlook for the Cubs is worrisome going forward: Their series win probability by Elo is down to only 37 percent.2For reference, that’s the same probability Elo gave the Indians before the World Series began. In his last start, Corey Kluber looked invincible, and the Cubs will have to face him in Games 4 and 7 of this Series (if it goes that far). That means they will need to pull off at least one upset against the 2014 AL Cy Young winner to clinch the series. While such a feat appears difficult, the Cubs managed an even more surprising performance against Clayton Kershaw in the NLCS, so it’s certainly possible. Nobody said ending a 108-year title drought would be easy.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 12:05 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly described Corey Kluber. He was the 2014 AL Cy Young winner; he is not the reigning winner. read more

Mens soccer OSU earns draw over weekend against No 7 Indiana

With No. 7 Indiana coming to town, the Ohio State men’s soccer team looked to take down another Big Ten foe at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Coming off a dominant 3-0 win over Oakland on Tuesday, the Buckeyes looked to ride momentum in hopes of improving their conference record of 2-3.OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried (1) prepares to return the ball to midfield during the Buckeye’s game against Valparaiso on Sept. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 4-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern PhotographerOhio State and Indiana played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon, with neither team able to find a game-winner through two overtime periods.“It could have gone either way,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “Earlier in the year we lost three games in sudden-death overtime. I think our guys were determined not to let that happen again.”The Buckeyes opened up the scoring early in the first period.In the 5th minute of play, junior forward Nate Kohl secured the ball in the box after a failed clearing attempt by the Indiana goalkeeper. Kohl deflected the ball off his chest then slid down to redirect it into the back of the net, giving the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.For Kohl, it was his team-high fifth goal of the season.Indiana netted an equalizer in the 18th minute with a header by sophomore midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr.However, it did not take long for the Buckeyes to answer back.In the 20th minute, Kohl worked a ball down the sideline. He slotted a pass through the middle in between a couple Hoosier defenders, finding senior midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick, who used a good first touch to get around his defender. He then fired it into the back of the net from 12 yards out, putting OSU back on top 2-1.“Me and Ben have worked on and off the ball together pretty well,” Kohl said. “I know how he plays and he knows how I play so it just keeps getting better. Its sad it took until the end of the season to start working, but I guess it’s as good a time as any.”Just as it seemed like the Buckeyes had the game in the bag, Indiana upped the tempo and started applying pressure deep in the offensive zone.With just seven minutes remaining in regulation, senior defender Billy McConnell deflected an Indiana shot inside the box that rolled just out of reach of OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried to tie the game up at two.Neither of the two teams had many scoring opportunities in the two overtime periods, as the game ended in a tie.“When you let up an equalizing goal that late, your team could fold,” Bluem said. “For those last 27 minutes, our guys strapped them back up and fought hard to not allow that winning goal.”The Hoosiers outshot OSU 14-5, including an 8-1 advantage in the second period. Siegfried made five saves.The two teams seemed to have some bad blood, as things got chippy as time went on. Indiana accumulated a staggering 28 for calls, including four yellow cards for Indiana. OSU amassed 12 total fouls.“They were getting a little upset that they are the No. 7 team in the country and we were putting the pressure on them and taking the wind out of them,” Kohl said. “Things got a little chippy, but nothing we couldn’t handle.”Bluem said he was very proud of how his team played despite missing a few of their key guys to injuries.“We have a lot of talent sitting on our bench that can’t play,” Bluem said. “Yaw (Amankwa) couldn’t play today. Danny (Jensen) is out. (Marcus) McCrary is out. The guys that are being called upon in their place are really doing a great job.”Next up for the now 4-9-1 Buckeyes is a road contest against No. 4 Louisville on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. read more

Offutt to transfer from Ohio State

Sophomore guard Walter Offutt is leaving the Ohio State men’s basketball team to transfer to another university, coach Thad Matta announced Tuesday.Offutt will finish fall quarter at OSU before determining where he will relocate.The Indianapolis native has appeared in 23 career games for the Buckeyes, averaging 1.3 points per game.

Buckeye seniors Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr earn 100th career win

Junior center Amir Williams led the Buckeyes with a career-high 18 points while Craft and Smith Jr. added 16 and 10 respectively.Matta said having Williams produce at a high level regularly has been a plus for the Buckeyes this season.“He was lacking a little energy on the defensive end to start the game and I thought he really elevated after that and guys did a nice job of finding him, getting him the ball … we’ve got to put him in position to be successful and I think we did that where we got him the ball tonight,” Matta said.Sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle provided a spark off the bench, scoring a career-high 17 points and going 5-8 from 3-point land.No Buckeye starter had less than nine points on the night.As a team the Buckeyes shot 69.2 percent from the field and 60.9 percent from beyond the arc. Nine different Buckeyes scored and five were in double figures.Smith Jr. said a big part of the high scoring numbers was the team feeding off each other as the game went on.“I think when guys see other guys make shots it boosts everyone’s confidence,” Smith Jr. said. “It makes everybody think ‘why can’t I be the guy to make the next shot,’ and that stuff catches on fire and guys start swinging the ball and getting wide open shots and coach has been on us to make your open shots.”Next up the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Maryland (5-2, 0-0) at the Schottenstein Center as part of the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge Wednesday at 7 p.m. Junior center Amir Williams (23) dunks the ball. OSU won against North Florida, 99-64, Nov. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor One hundred wins. Nineteen losses.That is the record of senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. as members of the Ohio State men’s basketball team. The seniors clinched their 100th career victory Friday night with a 99-64 win against North Florida (4-4, 0-0).“I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder, today is their 100th win at Ohio State,” coach Thad Matta said after the game. “They’re the second fastest in college basketball to get there, Kansas got there in 116 and they got there in 119 … it’s amazing and I’ve never been prouder of two guys.”No. 7 OSU (6-0, 0-0) used a balanced scoring attack and a hot shooting night to secure their sixth victory of the season.The Buckeye starting five hit their first 13 shots, with team shooting 19-27 overall in the first half, and scored 19 straight points after falling behind 6-5 to build a comfortable lead.“We just really wanted to come out and make the most of this opportunity. We wanted to find a way to put 40 minutes together, something that we hadn’t really done this year … we just came in and wanted to get out to a fast start,” Craft said.After struggling over his last three games, only managing two made baskets in 20 attempts, junior forward LaQuinton Ross turned things around against North Florida.Ross hit his first four shots of the game and finished the day with 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting, including a career-high four 3-pointers.Craft said that Ross’ improvement was partially because of his effort in the practices leading up to the game.“LaQuinton’s a competitor, he’s the first one to tell himself he hasn’t been playing great and we didn’t have to really get on him. He took that on himself to come out in practice and do whatever he needed to do, just really try to find that role and he did that,” Craft said after the game. “He came into practice and had a couple great ones, and usually when we have guys practice well it carries over really well to the game and we saw that today.”OSU led 48-29 at halftime, and used a 14-2 run at the start of the second half to put the game away for good.North Florida struggled against the Buckeye defense, shooting 20 of 52 for 38.5 percent and turning the ball over 18 times. read more

Xavi 99 chance this will be my last season

first_imgBarcelona legend Xavi Hernandez revealed that he will likely retire in the next few months as he approaches his 39th birthdayThe Spanish playmaker will reach the milestone in January and has recently been taking courses to obtain his UEFA’s Pro Licence for coaching.Xavi’s announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise given that he had signed a contract extension with current club Al Sadd until June 2020.However, Xavi is yet to make a formal announcement on his final plans.“This is 99 per cent my last season because, at nearly 39, it’s normal to be tired and need a change of course,” Xavi told Corriere dello Sport.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s not yet the time for announcements or goodbyes, but I’ve thought clearly on what I will do.”The former Spain international joined the Doha-based club in 2015 and has since won three trophies at Qatar.Throughout his entire club career, Xavi has managed 102 goals and 206 assists in 836 games across all competitions for either Barcelona or Al Sadd to date.Xavi also won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship twice with Spain.last_img read more

Walcott There is never a good time to play against Man

first_imgEverton forward Theo Walcott believes that there is never a good time to face Manchester United, regardless of their current strugglesThe Red Devils head into Sunday’s fixture at Old Trafford in 10th-place in the Premier League with just four wins from nine games.Their troubles only deepened on Tuesday, where they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Juventus in the Champions League with manager Jose Mourinho admitting afterwards they were outclassed by the Italians.On the other hand, Everton have won their last three league games and sit in eighth place in the standings and a point ahead of United.But Walcott knows better than to take the 20-time English champions lightly.“I don’t think it’s the best time playing Man United at any time, I really don’t,” Walcott told ESPN.“But we are in good spirits, we are in good form, we’re enjoying ourselves.“It’s obviously well documented [United’s struggles] but the players they have, it’s not going to be an easy game.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“But we know our strengths, we know what to do to obviously keep the fans quiet, that’s the most important thing.“We need to focus on ourselves really, not them. We need to do the stuff that the manager drills into us every day in training and if we do that and if everyone works to the ability we know we can, we have a very good chance.”The former Arsenal player is wary of a response from United, after their defeat to Juventus, this weekend.“If you think that a team is not playing with confidence that’s probably when they are at their best,” added Walcott.“You may be going into the game a bit more relaxed and you don’t need that, not in these sorts of games.“Everyone needs to be fully focused because Man United is a massive game and this will see where we are at with them as well.”Walcott has contributed towards four goals in nine Premier League starts for Everton this season.last_img read more

TCI mourns the passing of an education icon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 8, 2016 – The Ministry of Education and the nation mourns today the passing of iconic educator, Louise Thomas.  Thomas had recently taken up post at the Enid Capron Primary School and died due to illness, we are told, at hospital in The Bahamas this morning. last_img

Baisakhi celebrations begin in Pakistan

first_imgAround 1,500 Indian Sikhs with over 500 from European countries and more than 2,000 Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs are participating in the Baisakhi celebrations that began in Punjab province, the media reported.Baisakhi is widely celebrated by Sikhs in the province, with festivities centred on Panja Sahib Complex in Hasan Abdal town, Attock district that started on Thursday, Dawn online reported.This year’s festival marks the 319th anniversary of the Khalsa (the Sikh brotherhood). In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh (the last Sikh Gurum) asked his followers to sacrifice their lives for him.Baisakhi also marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season.At Punja Sahib, most of the pilgrims appeared excited about visiting Pakistan and said they enjoyed their visit to the country more than what they were expecting before reaching here and appreciated the arrangements to make their visit comfortable and for the maintenance of their holy sites, reports Dawn online.Sikh Yatrees group leader Sardar Balvinder Singh thanked the Pakistan government, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and the locals for the wonderful welcome and laudable arrangements.He urged the governments of Pakistan and India to remove visa restrictions on senior citizens and relax some immigration laws to facilitate ordinary citizens of both the countries.”Pakistan is like a second home to the Sikh community where they used to live,” Singh added.last_img read more

February 18 2003 A team of new workshoppers is as

first_imgFebruary 18, 2003A team of new workshoppers is assigned to the rebar crew. [Photo & Text: sa] Construction crew members Gabriel Hendrix and Brad Bishop instruct workshoppers Chiara Voicu and Michael Ray Teslow in the art of tying rebar. [Photo & Text: sa] Michael and Chiara work on the third floor beam of the East Crescent Complex. [Photo & Text: sa] The partially finished beam. [Photo & Text: sa]last_img

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While he had appeared to be a critic of President Obama’s use of executive leniency in the arena of immigration," a Google spokesperson said on Wednesday.Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday admitted to a government-run hospital after he complained of breathing problem and chest pain, adding that Lalu Prasad has been suffering from as many as 16 ailments. File image of Boris Becker. amassing more than $25 million in prize money. In the 60-member house, BJP sources said the portfolios would be allocated to the ministers soon.The Manipur chief minister is allowed to have 12 ministers He already has nine Jordan’s King Abdullah replaced his prime ministerHani Mulki on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years over International Monetary Fund-backed reforms that have hit the poor Government plans to raisetaxes have brought thousands of people onto the streets in Amman the capital and other parts of Jordan since last week shaking a US-allied Arab country that has remained stable through years of regional turmoil Last month the government proposed a new income tax law yet to be approved by parliament aimed at raising taxes on employees by at least five percent and on companies by between 20 and 40 percent reported AFP They are the latest in a series of measures since Amman secured a $723-million three-year credit line from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2016 King Abdullah appointed Omar al-Razzaz a former World Bank economist to form the new government after accepting Hani Mulki’s resignation Razzaz was education minister in Mulki’s government In his letter accepting the resignation the monarch praised Mulki for his “bravery in taking difficult decisions that do not gain popularity” and asked him to stay on in a caretaker role until the new government is formed Still around 2000 protesters flocked to a rally near the Cabinet office late on Monday night waving flags and chanting: “The people want to bring down parliament” Massive protests have rocked Jordan over tax reforms Reuters Police chief Major General Fadel al-Hamoud said the protests remained under control though officers had detained 60 people in recent days with 42 security forces personnel injured “The security forces are here to protect citizens things are going well” Major General Hussein Hawatmeh head of the Gendarmerie security department told Reuters at the protest “But we will not allow anyone to stray from the peaceful path” While some celebrated the change of government a union leader said a strike planned for Wednesday would go ahead unless the draft income tax law was withdrawn Jordan which has a peace treaty with Israel has navigated years of instability at its borders including wars in Iraq and Syria and conflict in the Israeli-occupied West Bank But the instability has hit the economy of a country that is poor in resources and hosts close to 700000 Syrian refugees Unemployment among Jordanians stands at 184 percent according tothe department of statistics “They have been following a policy that is draining the citizen” Rola Abu Khadra an actress protesting with her friends at midnight told Reuters “Even if they removed Mulki and replaced him with anyone else in the world and the policies don’t change that would mean we have achieved nothing” she said Public anger has grown over government policies since a steep general sales tax hike earlier this year and the abolition of bread subsidies both measures driven by the International Monetary Fund In a sign the tax hikes could be shelved the official Petra news agency citing the speaker of parliament said MPs were on course to ask the king’s permission to hold an exceptional session with a majority demanding the changes be withdrawn “For us our cause is the draft income tax law The individuals (in government) do not concern us if they change we want to change the approach of the government” said Ali al-Abous head of the Professional Unions Association Demonstrators who had converged for nightly protests near the cabinet said they would disband only if the government rescinded the tax bill it sent to parliament last month Time for ‘middle ground’ Razzaz is a Harvard-educated economist who served with the World Bank in both Washington and the region Officials said he had been an opponent of reforms that hurt the poor His appointment nevertheless sends a positive message to foreign donors that Jordan will press ahead with reforms though in a gradual way they said “I believe they have time to amend the law to withdraw the law and make a new one that is more of a middle ground between the public demands and what the government wants” said Mufleh Aqel a prominent Jordanian banker The IMF approved a three-year extended arrangement with Jordan in 2016 to support economic and financial reform to lower public debt and encourage structural reforms Jordan has backed down on reforms in the past fearing a social backlash Until Mulki’s government the lifting of bread subsidies and tax changes have been pushed back repeatedly Jordan was rocked by unrest in 2012 when the IMF told the government to lift gasoline prices Mulki a business-friendly politician was appointed in May 2016 and given the responsibility of reviving a sluggish economy and business sentiment The tax increases caused his popularity to plummet The protests widened on Saturday after Mulki refused to scrap a bill increasing personal and corporate taxes saying it was up to parliament to decide The government says it needs more funds for public services and argues that the tax changes reduce social disparities by placing a heavier burden on high earners Opponents say a tough IMF-imposed fiscal consolidation plan has worsened the plight of poorer Jordanians and squeezed the middle class Jordan’s economy has struggled to grow in the past few years in the face of chronic deficits as private foreign capital and aid flows have declined The price of fuel has risen on five occasions since the beginning of the year while electricity bills have shot up 55 percent since February The measures have sparked some of the biggest economic protests in five years The country has largely avoided the unrest witnessed by other countries in the region since the Arab Spring revolts broke out in 2011 although protests did flare late that year after the government cut fuel subsidies With inputs from agencies The Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) on Friday claimed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has violated the bail conditions granted him by the Federal High Court Abuja Dambazau said this at a news conference in Abuja where he explained that it was left for the court to determine what steps to take on the IPOB leader and to what extent he violated the conditions when his trial resumes He also added that the Federal Government had no immediate plan to re-arrest Kanu “The issue is that yes Nnamdi Kanu violated bail conditions but it is not time yet for him to go back to the court for trial “We have this assumption but I think it is left for the court that gave those conditions to determine whether those conditions were violated or not “If those conditions were violated the court knows what to do We cannot assume that those conditions are being violated “Yes the public knows those conditions were given but the determination of the extent of violation will be left for the court “It is not like the police will go after Kanu to arrest him on the grounds that he violated the bail conditions “Kanu will have a day in court and the court will determine his fate because it is the court that gave those conditions” Facebook has announced that it will soon effect major changes to news feed from media organisations brands and businesses to focus on personal interactions Its founder Mark Zuckerberg said this in a post on Friday He disclosed that the Facebook community has complained of a rise in the numbers of public posts on the social network in the past two years which has been “crowding out” the personal moments It would take months to introduce the changes Zuckerberg said adding he expected people to spend less time on Facebook and some other types of engagement to go down His post below: “One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us That’s why we’ve always put friends and family at the core of the experience Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness But recently we’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content — posts from businesses brands and media — is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other It’s easy to understand how we got here Video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years Since there’s more public content than posts from your friends and family the balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do — help us connect with each other We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use but also good for people’s well-being So we’ve studied this trend carefully by looking at the academic research and doing our own research with leading experts at universities The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about it can be good for our well-being We can feel more connected and less lonely and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health On the other hand passively reading articles or watching videos — even if they’re entertaining or informative — may not be as good Based on this we’re making a major change to how we build Facebook I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions We started making changes in this direction last year but it will take months for this new focus to make its way through all our products The first changes you’ll see will be in News Feed where you can expect to see more from your friends family and groups As we roll this out you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses brands and media And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard — it should encourage meaningful interactions between people For example there are many tight-knit communities around TV shows and sports teams We’ve seen people interact way more around live videos than regular ones Some news helps start conversations on important issues But too often today watching video reading news or getting a page update is just a passive experience Now I want to be clear: by making these changes I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable And if we do the right thing I believe that will be good for our community and our business over the long term too At its best Facebook has always been about personal connections By focusing on bringing people closer together — whether it’s with family and friends or around important moments in the world — we can help make sure that Facebook is time well spent”

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the politician’s wife penned a letter of gratitude to Senators’ Wives Forum. “This matter goes beyond that of matrimonial issue and is an attack on women’s’ rights in this country.No one was inside at the time of the fire, police said. 2015. 201..VIEW MOREAkhtar Soomro—Reuters1 of 10PakistanPakistan Hit by Worst Heat Wave in a DecadeTIME PhotoOlivier LaurentJun 24 2015The death toll in Pakistan’s scorching heat wave at least 838 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon continues to riseAt its epicenter is Karachi home to 20 million people and the capital of the southern Sindh province With temperatures reaching 113 degrees hours-long power outages and insufficient running water contributed to make this heat wave the worst in a decade the Associated Press reportsThe army has set up special heatstroke centers to help local officials deal with the situation Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority said But hospitals have struggled to help victims as most of them were the elderly women and children "Unfortunately many victims were already unconscious when they were brought to our hospital in the past three or four days" said Seemi Jamali a spokeswoman for Karachi’s main Jinnah Hospital "It was difficult to help them"Read next: Pakistan Declares a State of Emergency as Heat Wave Death Toll Soars to Nearly 800The Venezuelan government suffered a huge electoral loss on December 6 The opposition won a majority of seats in the parliament a striking blow to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Maduros ruling party lost its majority for the first time in sixteen years The result can largely be chalked up to the collapse in crude oil prices which has shattered the economy drained government coffers and left the countrys currency in tatters Despite the crisis OPEC declined to throw Venezuela a lifeline on December 4 and not for a lack of trying on behalf of the Venezuelan delegation The South American nation pleaded its case with its fellow OPEC members calling for a lowering of the collective output target by five percent But largely due to the uncertainty over how much extra production is set to come back from Iran OPEC failed to agree on a production target Without a quick fix in oil prices the only option left for Venezuela is the tougher task of addressing the problems within its own domestic oil sector Admittedly this wont reap benefits in the short-term but Venezuela consistently underperformed even before the collapse in oil prices so there is no time like the present to begin addressing the problems at the state-owned PDVSA There is a lot to work with Venezuela has the worlds largest proven oil reserves its 298 billion barrels exceed even Saudi Arabias reserves (268 billion barrels) It has large but mature and declining conventional production in the Maracaibo Basin in the northwest It also has massive deposits of heavy bitumen in the Orinoco Belt But these resources have been well known for quite some time and PDVSA failed to invest in boosting production during the years of high commodity prices The state-owned firm has seen production fall by 800000 barrels per day since 1998 as the lack of investment in new output has been decidedly swamped by the depleting production from existing fields The problem for Venezuela was compounded by the fact that net oil exports fell by even more as noted in a September 2015 report from Columbia Universitys Center on Global Energy Policy This is a consequence of heavy subsidies which cuts into exports in two ways First Venezuela has some of the cheapest gasoline in the world Motorists can fill up their vehicles for a few cents per gallon The high levels of domestic consumption result in less oil left over for export A second way subsidies reduce oil exports is through smuggling Subsidized oil opens up a relatively easy arbitrage opportunity for smugglers who take oil to Colombia and sell at a higher price So while Venezuelas oil production has fallen by 800000 barrels per day since 1998 net oil exports have dropped off by 11 million barrels per day over the same time period To make matters worse lower cost conventional output is being replaced by much higher cost heavy oil production There are a few more trends that have plagued Venezuelas energy sector The former President Hugo Chavez sacked thousands of experienced oil workers in 2002 replacing them with political operatives that drained the company of some of its technical proficiency Perhaps more importantly the political program of the Chavista government both domestically and abroad have reduced resources that PDVSA had on hand to invest in new sources of production The government used revenues to spend on social programs Abroad the government sent low cost oil to allies in the region The dire financial situation that Venezuela now finds itself in is forcing a rethink in the governments approach the Columbia University report concluded Subsidized oil to Latin American and Caribbean countries is being cut The government also tweaked regulatory rules in recent years to attract more investment giving a bit more control to foreign companies International investment did indeed tick up over the last few years Finally although no changes have occurred yet there is a growing public discussion over reducing subsidies at the pump Nevertheless these reforms are only nipping around the edges of the problem PDVSA could have a cash flow deficit of between $12 and $20 billion this year Venezuelas economy has become more dependent on oil exports at a time when volumes are declining and prices have collapsed GDP is expected to shrink by 10 percent and foreign exchange is drying up The massive oil reserves in Venezuela are only matched in size by the countrys problems It is no wonder that the government is seeing its political support quickly evaporating This article originally appeared on Oilpricecom More from Oilpricecom: Contact us at editors@timecomLONDON—Who would be the most effective advocate for scientists at a time of desperate uncertainty over future budgets and the United Kingdom’s pending exit from the European Union To Paul Nurse director of the Francis Crick Institute here the answer is clear: a preeminent scientist who would oversee 6 billion in research funding A bill now before Parliament would create this position by combining the bulk of government science spending into a new organization called UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) It’s a controversial proposal so the Science Media Centre (SMC) gathered proponents and critics for a press briefing here this morning to lay out their cases The Higher Education and Research Bill which was introduced in May would make the biggest changes to the university sector in decades creating an Office for Students that would regulate universities and remove their royal charters which have been seen as a guarantor of their independence from government interference As for research the changes largely follow recommendations from a review of the funding councils undertaken last year by Nurse The bill creates UKRI as a body over the seven existing research councils which collectively distribute about 3 billion a year in funding UKRI would also absorb parts of the Higher Education Funding Council for England which hands out another 3 billion in block grants to English universities In addition UKRI would take in Innovate UK which has invested 18 billion in business since 2007 to stimulate innovation As with universities the bill would remove the royal charters for the research councils making it easier for government to change dissolve or create funding councils Opinions are divided about the bill In July the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) brought together more than 40 organizations to examine the bill Most participants thought the bill should be improved rather than ditched Last week however an editorial in Nature strongly opposed the bill and called on scientists to join the debate “If its proposals become law the government will upend globally accepted norms that protect independence and self-determination in science and higher education If scientists and their representative organizations don’t want that to happen they need to speak up—and do it now” Martin Rees an astronomer at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and former president of the Royal Society thinks the bill should be abandoned “This is a controversial unnecessary and probably a damaging change” he said at the SMC briefing He thinks that high-profile advocacy for science could be accomplished through an advisory council instead Reorganization of the research councils risks too much turmoil and an uncertainty he argued “That’s the last thing we need” Nurse disagreed saying that an advisory board wouldn’t be enough “It’s good talking shop but it’s not a substitute for what we need” That he explained is a strong independent voice that will be “powerful and cannot be ignored” Nurse pointed out that advisory boards in the past have not convinced the government to increase overall funding of science: The UK government continues to spend 049% of gross domestic product on science whereas the average across the European Union is 067% “We have a strong prize to win here if we can get it right” he said Getting it right includes changes suggested by the Royal Society such as specifying that the government must consult the research community before it makes further changes to the research councils A potential loss of autonomy both for universities and the research councils topped the list of concerns that Stephen Curry mentioned at the briefing Curry a structural biologist at Imperial College London and a board member of CaSE said that the loss of royal charters would increase vulnerability to government meddling “This is a new and unprecedented level of interference” he said “This is bad law” But Ottoline Leyser a plant scientist at the University of Cambridge who participated in the Nurse review is more concerned that the current arrangement of councils “Balkanizes the system” and forces research councils to compete with each other for funding She supports the bill “The good bits are sufficiently good that it should move forward” said Leyser who leads the Royal Society’s science policy advisory group “The response we’re getting from government is very positive” she added “They’re not resistant to changing the bill” The Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons will wrap up its work on 18 October and then send the bill to the House of Lords Meanwhile John Kingman the interim director of UKRI hopes to have a chief executive named by the end of the year he told the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee yesterday The target date for officially starting UKRI is April 2018 * Update 18 October 6:30 am: The photo caption has been changed to clarify UKRI’s role The previous caption was not intended to imply that the Diamond Light Source synchrotron has been mismanaged Sweden reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years after Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot earned a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday Sweden’s defender Andreas Granqvist (C) gestures after the team won the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Sweden and Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium AFP This was far from a classic at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and if Colombia or England’s players were watching on from Moscow they could be forgiven for feeling bullish about their prospects in the last eight Switzerland’s Michael Lang was sent off in injury-time for a last-ditch push on Martin Olsson and referee Damir Skomina downgraded his penalty to a free-kick on the edge of the area But the game was already up Forsberg’s second-half strike which deflected off the unfortunate Manuel Akanji means Sweden are through to the World Cup last eight for the first time since 1994 in the United States Their route to the quarters has not been easy and what they have lost in the individual brilliance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic they appear to have gained in grit determination and collective spirit Their next opponents would be foolish to take them lightly The one blemish on the victory was a yellow card for defender Mikael Lustig who will now be suspended for the quarter-final in Samara on Saturday Both sides had been hampered by suspensions here too with Switzerland more badly affected They were without both Fabian Schaer and captain Stephan Lichtsteiner at the back prompting Johan Djourou and Lang to come in For Sweden Gustav Svensson replaced Sebastian Larsson in midfield After back-to-back penalty shoot-outs Brazil versus Mexico and Belgium’s pulsating comeback against Japan there was always a danger this last-16 tie would struggle to deliver even on low expectations It was a contest that lacked quality particularly in the final third where both teams were often painfully imprecise Victor Lindelof slipped on the ball in the first 10 seconds and that set the tone for the first half which was largely a collection of mishit passes heavy touches and skewed shots There were chances and Sweden had most of them Marcus Berg blasted over when set free early on and then saw his finish blocked following a poor clearance by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer After a slow start and Lustig’s foul on Josip Drmic Switzerland grew in confidence and should have scored when Blerim Dzemaili snatched at Steven Zuber’s pull-back At the other end Albin Ekdal was even closer and completely free when he sidefooted Lustig’s crossover Rather than let loose both teams tightened after the interval and Forsberg’s goal came out of the blue With space on the edge of the box his dummy did for Granit Xhaka before the shot was helped in by the outstretched foot of Akanji Switzerland twice went close to grabbing an equaliser as Djourou’s header dribbled agonisingly across the goal-line and substitute Haris Seferovic drew a late save from close range Olsson was pushed in the back by Lang with only Sommer to beat in injury-time with Skomina initially awarding a penalty but changing his decision to a free-kick after he consulted the replay Lang’s red card stood and Sweden held on AFP Clickherefor full coverage ofFIFAWorld Cup 2018 Clickhereto view the full schedule ofFIFAWorld Cup 2018 just for them to look through collectively. 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