first_imgGoPro embraces the 4K future with the HERO4.Since their initial release in 2004, GoPro has managed to stay head of the curve, often pushing the limits of what can be recorded in such a small device. With each new edition, GoPro has added new features that have increased resolution, usability, and frame rate. Their latest product is scheduled to get awesome upgrades in each of these areas, and then some.The GoPro HERO 4 Black EditionAs you may already know, the last GoPro iteration (the HERO3+) has had the ability to record 4K “video” at 15fps. This is obviously not ideal if you are wanting to use the video for an actual production, but even so, it was a feature ahead of it’s time for such a small device. Now with the release of the HERO4 Black, users will have the ability to record 4K footage at 30fps.In addition to 4K recording, the frame rates at lower resolutions have been increased as follows: 2.7K at 50fps, 1440p at 80 fps, 1080p at 120fps, 960p at 120fps, and 720p at 120fps. This should make for some incredibly smooth slow-motion footage – especially useful if you are into action sports videography.The HERO 4 Black also has the ability to shoot 12 megapixel photos at 30 frames per second. Or if you want to simply grab stills from your 4K footage you can get 8 megapixel footage from that. Users can also now choose their camera angles between three different field-of-views: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow. Manual controls have also been added (ISO, exposure, etc.) making the GoPro a little more geared toward the video pros.The GoPro HERO 4 Silver EditionUnfortunately 4K at 30fps isn’t available for both of the new GoPro camera models. The HERO 4 Silver Edition only features 4K footage at the traditional 15fps, but where it falls behind in frame rate it makes up with a touch screen.With very similar mechanics to a touch screen phone, users have the ability to swipe, squeeze, and select footage using their fingers. This added feature will lead to a much more modern user experience, but we can’t help but wonder how a touch screen will work in an extreme environment.The silver also loses fps at lesser resolutions: 2.7K at 30fps, 1440 at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps, 960p at 100fps, and 720p at 120fps. However, users will still have the ability to shoot 12 megapixel photos at 30 fps.Pricing and AvailabilityUnfortunately there is currently no pricing information available for both the HERO 4 Black or Silver edition. GoPro is scheduled to make an official announcement October 8th, 2014.What’s your opinion on the new GoPro? Share in the comments below.Thanks to PetaPixel for the tip off on the new cams!last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Non-hustlers suffer from a case of mistaken identity.Non-hustlers believe that they are limited by the circumstances of their birth, that they were literally born with some natural limits. And most of the examples they see around them lead them to conclude that this is true. They see people without the things in life that they want or need, and they believe that is their lot in life.Non-hustlers also believe that they are their past decisions, and that they can be nothing more. Well, not all their past decisions, just the bad decisions. They define themselves by their failures, deleting the memories of the times that they succeeded. They don’t believe that their future can be different because of their past.Non-hustlers also believe that other people are allowed to determine their place for them. They believe that they need someone else’s permission or blessing in order to be something more than they are. They believe that without the sheepskin, they can’t do what they really want to do. They believe they need someone to certify them. They believe that their future is not something that is in their control.Hustlers also suffer from a case of mistaken identity. But the hustler’s mistaken identity is quite different.The hustler doesn’t feel that the circumstances of their birth limit them. Instead, they believe that they are somehow special, that they were born to do something.The hustler doesn’t believe that their past defines their future either. The negative events, experiences, and failures were all just lessons that they learned along the way. They believe that they were something better the whole way, even if they made missteps along that path.And hustlers don’t believe they need anyone’s permission to be the biggest, best version of themselves, that version they’ve seen in their mind’s eye forever. They don’t need to be validated, given permission, or certified by some governing body to become who they have always been deep inside.The non-hustler mistakenly believes they are somehow smaller than they really are. The hustler believes that they are somehow bigger than they really are. And in both cases, these visions become their reality.last_img read more

first_imgTelugu actor Nani was last seen in Jersey, which went on to become a blockbuster in Tollywood. Directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, the film is all set to be remade in Hindi and Tamil. Latest reports suggest that the Tamil remake rights of Jersey have been acquired by Rana Daggubati.With this, Rana will set foot in Kollywood as a producer. Sources close to the team reveal that actor Vishnu Vishal has been roped in to reprise Nani’s role in the Tamil version of Jersey. It is to be noted that Vishnu Vishal himself was a cricketer before he entered Kollywood.Nani’s Jersey is also being made in Hindi. Producers Dil Raju and Allu Aravind will be bankrolling the Hindi version in association with Sithara Entertainment. Director Gowtham Tinnanuri, who helmed the Telugu film, will also be working on the Hindi version. Names of Varun Dhawan and Shahid Kapoor are being considered to play the lead role in the Hindi remake.It is unclear as to who will direct the Tamil version of Jersey. The Tamil remake of Jersey is expected to go on floors later this year.Jersey traces the life of a 36-year-old cricketer who wants to prove himself in the latter stages of his career. The film also has Shraddha Srinath, Harish Kalyan, Sathyaraj and Sanusha in significant rules.India Today reviewer Janani K rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote, “Gowtam Tinnanuri is gutsy enough to have a non-run-of-the-mill ‘ending’ for a sports drama like Jersey. It moves you and makes you appreciate life. Jersey’s success lies in its well-packed screenplay, which will move you to tears in a few places. In a scene, where Sarah and Arjun patch up after a nasty fight, one would just tear up seeing the beautiful relationship they share on screen.”advertisementALSO SEE | Jersey Movie Review: Nani and Shraddha Srinath sparkle in excellent sports dramaALSO SEE | Karan Johar to rope in Shahid Kapoor for Hindi remake of Nani’s Jersey?ALSO WATCH | ‘I am interested in alternative cinema’last_img read more

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi has been hailed as an “outstanding talent” by former Germany star Michael Ballack.Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi is a transfer target for Bayern Munich, as first revealed by Goal, with the Bundesliga champions’ sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirming last week that talks remain ongoing between the clubs.The 18-year-old has earned 10 first-team appearances for the Blues this season but is yet to make a Premier League start and is reportedly tempted by the prospect of greater opportunities with Bayern. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “We’re talking about a player who just came recently from the youth level. He’s trying to achieve the step to the professional level in a top club,” Ballack told Omnisport.”This makes it a lot more difficult for a young player because the standard is very, very high. It’s hard to say whether the player is good enough for this demand or not. It’s a fact that he’s an outstanding talent.”Chelsea have to evaluate whether they want to keep him or maybe send him on loan. I think that’s the philosophy of all top teams – to educate young, top players and to give them the possibility to play.”It’s the most important thing during that young age, to play without losing the player. Bayern had their focus on Hudson-Odoi very early. We will see if the transfer is happening or not.”Ballack was a far more established performer when he swapped Bayer Leverkusen for Bayern in 2002, having inspired Germany’s run to that year’s World Cup final, and he is reluctant to impart any pearls of wisdom upon Hudson-Odoi.Michael Ballack“I don’t have any advice for him. He has to see if he has a realistic chance at Chelsea in the first team or not,” he said.”[Recently] he was often part of it and showed his qualities. Is it the right time to go to another top club like Bayern? Every player has to decide this on his own. There’s no special recipe.”The success of 18-year-old England international Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund has been viewed, to a certain extent, as a motivation for Bayern’s interest in signing Hudson-Odoi.Arsenal’s 19-year-old forward Reiss Nelson has also impressed on loan at Hoffenheim this season and England manager Gareth Southgate welcomed the openness to such opportunities among his next generation.”I think Jadon and Reiss Nelson are the obvious ones who have trodden that path, there are some other young players who have done that and haven’t yet appeared in first-team football,” Southgate said, speaking courtesy of William Hill at a Football Writers Association dinner held in his honour in London on Sunday.”I think it’s good that the opportunity is there. Young people now in our country are less restricted in their decision making. They don’t view travelling the world in maybe the way we did when we were younger.”They’re more secure in themselves and they’re ready to go if it gives them an opportunity to play. For all young players, that opportunity to play first-team football is really important.”last_img read more

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonTragedy has hit the Division III college football world. Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff died in his sleep last night, according to was only 58 years old. He had served as head coach of the JHU since 1990, compiling a 221-89-3 overall record.Margraff led the Blue Jays to the NCAA Division III semifinals and a 12-2 record this season. His team won the Centennial Conference and had an 11-game winning streak heading into the national semis, where they lost to Mount Union.For his efforts, Margraff was named D3Football’s National Coach of the Year.Sad news to report out of Baltimore, as Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff has died. #d3fb— (@d3football) January 2, 2019At the time of his death, Margraff ranked third nationally in wins among active Division III head coaches.Our thoughts and prayers are with Margraff’s family and friends and the Johns Hopkins football team.Rest in peace, Coach.last_img read more

first_imgStudent fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls.SOUTH BEND, IN – AUGUST 31: Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)On Wednesday afternoon, the ACC released its schedule for the 2019 college football season. With the schedule released, Notre Dame fans finally knew who its opponents would be playing the week before they take on the Fighting Irish.That news was not positive for Notre Dame fans. According to Notre Dame beat writer Pete Sampson, every ACC opponent, except for one, on Notre Dame’s schedule has an open date before taking on the Fighting Irish.Check it out.The ACC released its complete football schedule today. Here are the weekend slates that Notre Dame’s five ACC opponents will play the week before facing the Irish.Open DateOld DominionOpen DateOpen DateOpen Date— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) January 16, 2019The first makes sense as the Fighting Irish open the season with a trip to Louisville to take on the Cardinals. To be fair, the ACC opponents on Notre Dame’s schedule shouldn’t offer too much of a challenge for the Fighting Irish.Louisville, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke and Boston College aren’t on the same playing field as Notre Dame. Meanwhile, the Irish get the week off before traveling to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan.You can see the full schedule here.last_img read more

first_imgDongguan: Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions. The highly-anticipated software is considered crucial for the tech group’s survival as it confronts a looming White House ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei which could remove its access to Google’s Android operating system. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business, revealed HarmonyOS or HongMeng in Chinese at a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalHe said the first version would launch later this year in its smart screen products, before expanding across a range of smart devices including wearable technology over the next three years. “If you’re asking when will we apply this to the smartphone, we can do it at any time,” said Yu, adding that they gave priority to using Google’s Android operating system. “However, if we cannot use it (Android) in the future, we can immediately switch to the Harmony OS,” he said. Yu said HarmonyOS was “future oriented” and designed to be “more smooth and secure”, which he said was “completely different” from Android and Apple operating systems. The company has been swept into the deepening trade war between Beijing and Washington which has seen punitive tariffs slapped on billions of dollars of two-way trade. Huawei — considered the world leader in superfast fifth-generation or 5G equipment and the world’s number two smartphone producer — has been blacklisted by US President Donald Trump amid suspicions it provides a backdoor for Chinese intelligence services, something the firm denies. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAs a result, American companies are theoretically no longer allowed to sell technology products to the firm, but a three-month exemption period — which ends next week — was granted by Washington before the measure came into force. That ban could prevent the Chinese tech firm from getting hold of key hardware and software including smartphone chips and elements of the Google Android operating system, which equips the vast majority of smartphones in the world, including those of Huawei. On Thursday Beijing slammed the US for releasing new rules banning Huawei and other Chinese companies from government contracts, saying they amounted to an “abuse of state power”.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a ninth FIR in connection with the Parekh Aluminex bank fraud cases, where the company is alleged to have defrauded multiple banks and financial institutions to the tune of Rs 1,446 crore, officials here said on Thursday.It has been alleged that Mumbai-based Parekh Aluminex Ltd (PAL), an aluminium manufacturer, took out loans from nine banks and several financial institutions between 2004 and 2012 by providing false financial data and fabricating net sales in their balance sheets. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The country’s premier investigative agency said the net sales shown in the balance sheets were created by “round-tripping loan proceeds through shell companies floated by the Director of the company and his associates, including relatives and friends.” CBI has named the company’s chairman and managing director Amitabh Arun Parekh alongside his company in all of the nine FIRs, with the first one being registered in May 2017 and the latest one being filed on March 20 this year. This is despite the fact, that CMD Parekh passed away in 2013. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSpeaking to the Millennium Post, officials said that even after his passing, Parekh remained his company’s CMD on paper and given his death, the next director in line will be held responsible for the crimes committed by the company at large. Adding to the bank fraud charges, the agency said that Rs 468 crore of the loan proceeds were diverted to Kamlesh Kanungo’s Kanungo Group of Companies, a major real estate developer in Mumbai, under the pretext of receiving machinery and raw materials from them. Official sources said in addition to this, Kirti Kedia Group and JK Shah Group in Mumbai also received loan proceeds of Rs 513 crore and Rs 110 crore respectively, from shell companies floated by directors of PAL. Based on the first FIR registered in the case, CBI conducted searches at six official and residential premises related to Kanungo, Kirti Kedia, and JK Shah Groups in and around Mumbai, from where several documents and hard disk pertaining to the case were recovered. The searches ended on Wednesday, agency sleuths said. The CBI alleged that a sizeable amount of the proceeds diverted to the three groups were used in further real estate and other business investments. Some of the banks that were defrauded include Indian Overseas Bank, Corporation Bank, and Bank of Baroda. Officials said the fraud was discovered when these banks started reporting PAL’s loan defaults after declaring their accounts as Non-Performing Assets.last_img read more

Berlin – German daily “Die Welt” underlined the leadership of King Mohammed VI in the Muslim world and the sovereign’s role in the promotion of peace and coexistence values among peoples.In an editorial on the latest speech by King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, the German daily stressed that in this regional context which is marked by unrest, Morocco is distinguished by its stability and resilience thanks to a series of reforms initiated under the leadership of the King and the sovereign’s role as commander of the faithful.The paper underscored that the stability prevailing in Morocco, thanks to the role of the King in fighting religious fanaticism, is a shield against obscurantism and withdrawal into oneself. “Die Welt” highlighted, in this regard, the call by the King on Muslims, Jews and Christians to join hands to counter fanaticism. This call was heard beyond the frontiers and was a clear message to all those using Islam for their own interests, it added. read more

By Hajare El KhaldiRabat – The Appeal Court in Paris has denied the release of Tariq Ramadan on Thursday, February 22, after a medical report indicated that Islamic theologian’s health was “compatible with his detention.”The renowned Swiss Islamic scholar, grandson of Hassan Al Banna the founder of the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt, has been in custody at the Fleury-Merogis prison since February 2 for two separate accusations of rape. After he was taken to hospital for treatment of multiple sclerosis on Friday, his lawyers claimed that his health deteriorated since his detainment, and argued that his condition is incompatible with imprisonment in an attempt to attain his release under bail.The lawyers have offered the delivery of his Swiss passport, paying a deposit of 50,000 euros, and the obligation of presenting every day at the police station.The French court ordered a new medical report and found, on Monday, his health to be compatible with his continued detention. The medical expert also said that Ramadan’s pathologies are unlikely to severely deteriorate.Ramadan fully denies the accusation and deemed them to be part of a “campaign of lies launched by adversaries”, which is a sentiment that was shared by his supporters.The scholar’s supporters have been outraged by his confinement, and claim that the entire matter is part of a “conspiracy” against one of the few celebrated figures of Islam in Europe.On the other hand, others claim that the revelation of Ramadan’s health condition last week as an explicit media strategy by his supporters, and argue that the sharing of the medical news coincided with the release of a video of Ramadan’s wife, Iman Ramadan, in which she claimed that her husband has been wronged by the French justice system.French newspaper Liberation claimed that the release of the new information displays “a diabolically efficient sense of timing by Ramadan’s supporters.”The theologian’s accusers, French activist and author Henda Ayari and another woman that was described by the French media as a Muslim convert suffering from a disability, have both declared to the investigators that they have been lured by the “spiritual master” who mentally controlled them, and described appointments that have, allegedly, turned into violent coerced sexual intercourse.If the charges are confirmed, the scholar will face up to 15 years in prison on the charge of rape, and up to 20 years on the separate charge of rape of a vulnerable person. read more

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified last week by the Iraqi Government, covers a number of key areas such as accessibility, personal mobility, health, education, employment, habilitation and rehabilitation, participation in political life, and equality and non-discrimination.“The ratification of this convention by Iraq marks a historic step in ensuring that persons living with disabilities enjoy full participation in the Iraqi society and can contribute to the community to their full potential,” said Francesco Motta, chief of the human rights unit of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Iraq.Mr. Motta stressed that the ratification represents the Government’s recognition of the “potential contribution which persons with disabilities can make to society if given the same opportunities enjoyed by other Iraqi citizens.”UNAMI noted in a news release that the ratification requires Iraq to introduce measures such as anti-discrimination legislation, the elimination of laws and practices that discriminate against persons with disabilities, and considering these persons when adopting new policies and programmes. Other measures include making services, goods and facilities accessible to them.“The important thing now is for the Government of Iraq to ensure that the provisions of the convention are implemented,” Mr. Motta said. “The best way to do this is in consultation with civil society organizations and representatives of people with disabilities so as to ensure that measures taken to implement the convention promote and protect their right to participate equally in the economic, social and political life of Iraqi society without discrimination.” 30 January 2012The United Nations welcomed today the ratification by Iraq of a convention that protects, promotes, and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities. read more

The body of a 48-year-old man was recovered Sunday afternoon near Fisherville by the OPP’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.The boater went missing on Lake Erie Thursday morning and has been the subject of a search by Haldimand County OPP’s Marine Unit, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and an OPP helicopter. The OPP Emergency Response Team did a shoreline search of the area as well.The man’s name is not being released by police at this time.Police say the man went onto the lake near Featherstone Point to fish at about 11 a.m. Thursday.Less than an hour later, a friend checked on the man through a telescope and noticed his boat was unoccupied. Police were called and a search for the man was immediately begun.His boat was located but the man was not. The search was called off Thursday evening and resumed on Friday, continuing over the weekend.At about 3 p.m. Sunday, the underwater search team recovered the man’s body just east of Featherstone Point.Police said Victim Services of Haldimand-Norfolk are involved with helping the family.The OPP is asking for anyone who might have further information on the incident to contact them at read more

Charles-Hervé Wénézoui, the Foreign Minster of the Central African Republic, which borders Chad and Sudan, echoed concern over the situation in Darfur. He encouraged the Sudanese Government and the parties to engage in a constructive dialogue, and to spare their people the unnecessary additional suffering of sanctions now threatened by the Security Council. Video Speaking for Libya, Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalghem, the Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation, argued that his country “deserves to have a permanent seat on the Security Council.” He cited his country’s “central location, a place of conflicts and a haven for tourism.” In addition, he argued that Libya gave birth to the “Third Universal Theory,” which he described as “the middle ground between capitalism and communism.” Video Also taking part in the general debate was Vinci Niel Clodumar, Chairman of the Delegation from Nauru. Video .video { font-family: Verdana; font-size: 9px; font-weight: bold; background-image: url(; padding-left: 14px; background-repeat: no-repeat;} –> Nagoum Yamassoum said that while Chad has welcomed and is caring for the beleaguered refugees, international support in the long-term must be oriented towards fostering their return to Sudan. He also reaffirmed that Chad would never allow its territory to be used by subversive elements. Video The Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Mohamed Vall Ould Bellal, spoke about the situation in Western Sahara, expressing support for efforts by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the UN peacekeeping mission there to find a long-term solution to the dispute. Video Foreign Minister Ali Said Abdella of Eritrea said that, while he recognized the vital contributions of the international community, including the United Nations, to the promotion of peace between his country and Ethiopia, he had to express his dismay with the lack of resolute action by the same international community, at a time when the entire process was on the verge of collapse. Had the international community respected its obligations and seen the process through with requisite seriousness, the border would have been demarcated long ago, and today would have been a moment to celebrate the resounding success of a United Nations peacekeeping effort. Video Speaking for the UN’s newest member nation, José Ramos-Horta, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste, analyzed past international responses to atrocities. The Security Council, he said, “never even discussed the Khmer Rouge genocide” in Cambodia, nor did it debate or act in regards to the situation in Uganda under Idi Amin. While the UN, and particularly its Secretary-General, have been criticized for their alleged failure to act on Rwanda “it is too convenient to lay the blame on the UN when, in most past cases of alleged inaction by the UN, the real blame lies at the door of the powers that be,” he said. Video The Foreign Minister of the Federated States of Micronesia, Sebastian Anefal, voiced concern over the practice of deep sea trawling. “The region of the Pacific contains literally thousands of seamounts, which scientists are finding to be extremely rich in biodiversity, holding great potential value to future generations,” he declared. “Yet, short-sightedly, too many are dragging trawl nets over these deep-ocean areas, unknowing and uncaring of the damage they cause to the seabed below.” He called for more research on the ocean environment so that it can be properly managed. Video read more

Report: Indian companies bidding for ConocoPhillips oilsands stake by News Staff Posted Sep 25, 2012 3:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MUMBAI, India – A report says a consortium of state-run Indian oil companies has bid $5 billion for a stake in six Canadian oilsands assets owned by U.S. energy giant ConocoPhillips.The Press Trust of India news agency says Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation and Oil India Limited made their joint, non-binding bid a few weeks back.It cited an unnamed executive as its source.ConocoPhillips is selling a 50 per cent stake in its Alberta oilsands assets.India imports three-quarters of its oil and its state-owned oil companies have been looking to secure energy supplies overseas to meet rising domestic demand.Executives at the three Indian companies could not be reached for comment.ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Davy Kong says, “We do not comment on market rumours.” read more

OSU redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) carries the ball as Michigan junior defensive back Blake Countess (2) and sophomore safety Delano Hill (44) defend during a Nov. 29 game at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State Buckeyes are set to begin fall camp in a week.The most frequent question surrounding the defending national champions during the offseason is who will play quarterback for the 2015 season. It’s dominated college football talk since OSU defeated Oregon in January.But for the players in the locker room — whether it be redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett or redshirt junior Cardale Jones — they aren’t worried.“I don’t think anybody is worried about (who will start),” senior left tackle Taylor Decker said while speaking to the media at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days.Decker, who has started every game for the Scarlet and Gray over the past two seasons, emphasized that regardless of who is behind center, his role is the same.“It doesn’t change my job at all,” he said. “I love those guys, but at the end of the day, who is at quarterback doesn’t change the fact I’m going to be blocking a defensive end almost every play.”Contrary to popular belief, the locker room isn’t divided between the two quarterbacks, according to Decker.Senior linebacker Joshua Perry agreed with Decker’s assessment of the state of the locker room.“For us to see (Barrett and Jones) working so hard together and helping each other out even though they’re competing, that kind of helps with the team looking at it saying, ‘OK, they’re not all about me,’” Perry said. “So it’s hard for us to pick sides when they’re doing that.”The mindset amongst the team is to focus on each player’s own specific unit and individual tasks.The rest, Decker believes, is up to the coaching staff.“I trust the coaches completely,” Decker said. “I know their process of how they approach who starts and who plays works because we have won a lot of games since I’ve been here.”Senior left tackle Taylor Decker addressed the media on July 30 in Chicago during the 2015 Big Ten Media Days. Decker says he and his teammates are not worried about which quarterback starts for the Buckeyes. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorOSU coach Urban Meyer laid out that process.Meyer admitted that, ultimately, there will be a level of gut instinct involved. However, components of the evaluation process, which has already started, will consist of leadership, an academic aspect of “how they handle their business” and how they deal with tough situations throughout the offseason.Additionally, Meyer said they will be keeping a weekly score of Jones’ and Barrett’s performance in drills, from 7-on-7’s to third-down work. Everything from touchdowns, interceptions and pass completions will factor into the weekly score.Meyer and his coaching staff will “chart and watch very closely” all of the data they collect. This unusual level of transparency about the process is critical to Meyer.He believes the two quarterbacks and their families have “earned that right.”Once the preseason evaluation process is complete, Meyer said he will refrain from naming a starter until immediately before the Sept. 7 opener against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.Regardless of who wins the job — Jones or Barrett — Decker and his teammates said they won’t worry.“We’ve seen that we can win with both Cardale and J.T.,” Decker said. read more

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE RELEASED the two people arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of former detective garda John Kerins.The 49-year-old was found dead at his home in Baileboro, Co Cavan in November last year. A garda spokesperson told that the two men arrested have now been released without charge and the investigation is ongoing.Searches in the Baileboro area, including a dig at the home of the former garda, have now also concluded.Kerins was arrested and questioned over the disappearance of a neighbour, Gerry Daly in 2011 and it is believed he was also suspected of being involved in the drugs trade.It is understood Kerins was medically discharged from An Garda Síochana a number of years ago and moved to the area. He had served in a number of specialist units in the force throughout his career.Read: Two men arrested over murder of former garda John Kerins>last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — A new report from the state Attorney General’s Office says nearly a half a million residents were impacted by data breaches between July 2015 and July 2016.A new law went into effect last year that requires businesses and public agencies to report data breaches. In the first year under the law, companies reported 39 incidents and affected at least 450,000 Washingtonians. The reports came from hotel chains, telecommunications companies, a school district and retails stores. The report says some cases were targeted cyberattacks. In other cases, information was mistakenly lost or disclosed.Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the report shows how important it is that consumers are notified when information may be compromised.last_img

first_imgManchester United great Gary Neville expects the upcoming six months to be critical as the club aim to rebuild once againThe Red Devils parted with manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.The Portuguese coach was left frustrated by the lack of support he received in the summer transfer window and refused to make changes to the club in a similar manner to what Arsenal have done.“This next six months is a critical period of planning and restructuring,” Neville told Sky Sports.“I can’t for one minute believe that the board and owners are going to continue to operate the club off the pitch in the same way they have in the last few years.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“They need the best in class football leaders in that club, that’s people who have done it with the best clubs in the world, the best clubs in Europe who have operated recruitment departments, who have looked at the technical side of the game, academies to first team – Sir Alex Ferguson did that himself. He linked the whole club as one, and that’s not possible any more. The club’s too big, it’s huge.“They have got a fantastic commercial and operations side, a model that has been copied all around the world, and they deserve huge credit for that.“It’s innovative, it’s a machine. But on the football side, since Sir Alex and David Gill left, there’s been a huge void.“I think it’s time to put a more modern system in – sporting director, technical director – but the very best in class.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to replace Mourinho as interim manager at Old Trafford.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Mariner believes Mesut Ozil hasn’t done anywhere near enough to deserve the lucrative deal he received from Arsenal last yearThe German playmaker signed a three-year contract on the final day of last January’s transfer window for a salary of £350,000-a-week.Considering they had lost star forward Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United at the time, news of Ozil’s renewal came as a welcome boost for Arsenal.Aside from the odd brilliant performance, however, Ozil has frequently failed to justify Arsenal’s decision to award him such a lucrative salary compared to the rest of the squad.“I’m dumbfounded why Arsenal would let Sanchez go,” said Mariner on ESPN.“Sanchez, when I used to go to Arsenal to watch him play, he was phenomenal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It didn’t pan out so much for United but they let Sanchez go, they’re letting [Aaron] Ramsey go for nothing! What’s going on?“And with Ozil, there’s something going on with Ozil that we don’t know about.“Arsenal decided to put all their eggs in one basket with Ozil, right? But what’s Ozil done for the club? Absolutely zero! Zero.“Yes, he’s a fantastic player, but he’s got to get fit. He’s never fit! There’s something going on with this kid that we don’t know about.”Mariner is a former defender who spent two years at Arsenal in the 1980s and recently coached MLS side Toronto FC until 2013.last_img read more