TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino hints he needs to sell before buyingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he needs to sell before buying in January.Pochettino concedes his squad is currently overloaded.He explained, “We have a full squad. “I think we have 28 in the squad. I think it’s impossible to sign players if we have no space. We don’t have enough spaces at the moment, so it makes no sense to talk about signing players.”
Verne LundquistCBS officially announced that longtime SEC play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist will step down following the 2016 season, and the network confirmed reports that ESPN’s Brad Nessler will be Lundquist’s replacement in 2017. Lundquist, who has been with CBS since 2000, will remain with the network and continue broadcasting college basketball and golf. Verne Lundquist steps down from SEC ON CBS following 2016 season. Brad Nessler to succeed Lundquist starting in 2017 https://t.co/o4cehY3Gm7— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) May 31, 2016Verne Lundquist will continue calling regular-season college basketball, the NCAA Tournament and golf for CBS in 2017.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 31, 2016This will be an adjustment for college football fans. “Uncle Verne” is a fall staple as the play-by-play voice of the SEC. Nessler is a pro though, and should be a more than capable replacement.
MONTREAL — Teens and young adults who use electronic cigarettes are significantly more likely to use cannabis as well, according to a new study co-authored by a Canadian researcher.Pediatrician Nicholas Chadi’s analysis of previous research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that the likelihood of marijuana use was three to four times higher among youth who vaped.One of the key findings showed the risk for younger adolescents aged 12 to 17 was higher than for young adults aged 18 to 24 years.“It’s an important discovery for us,” said Chadi, who is now based at Montreal’s Ste-Justine Hospital but conducted the research during a previous posting in Boston.“The risk is higher for both sub-groups, but it’s almost twice as high for the younger ones.”The study, titled “Association between electronic cigarette use and marijuana use among adolescents and young adults,” analyzed 21 previous academic papers encompassing some 130,000 participants. Chadi worked on the project while he was a pediatric addiction fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.The results of the study are in line with current medical knowledge that shows young brains are less developed and more susceptible to substance use and addiction, Chadi said in an interview.Both nicotine and cannabis affect the neural pathways associated with pleasure and reward. Chadi said both substances could make the brain more sensitive to other psychoactive subtances and addictive behaviours during adulthood.“The younger we are, the more the brain is susceptible to becoming addicted to substances, therefore the risk of consuming nicotine or vaping is even higher for younger teenagers,” he said.He said the analysis doesn’t go so far as to conclude that vaping leads directly to cannabis use, but it contributes to a growing body of work that appears to suggest a link.“We can’t prove a link of causality,” he said. But with a large number of studies pointing in the same direction, “we have a good reason to think that exposure to vaping is part of the cause of initiation to marijuana.”The strongest link was found in younger subjects who combined vaping with tobacco or alcohol consumption. It’s not impossible that these youth are simply more susceptible to substance consumption, Chadi said, although the studies tried to limit certain factors, such as addiction or mental illness.A previous analysis published in 2012 found a link between tobacco use in youth and current or future marijuana use.“Currently, the rates of vaping is exploding among youth, both in Canada and the United States, it’s something happening around the planet,” Chadi said. “The perception of risk concerning electronic cigarettes isn’t there.”Studies like this show that the nicotine used in e-cigarettes is just as dangerous, if not more, than the nicotine in traditional cigarettes when it comes to young teens, he said.“It’s very important from a public health point of view, because it reinforces the message that e-cigarettes are not at all a tool to promote teen health, and on the contrary, it can increase the problems of dependence and addiction among those youth,” he said.Vaping is often falsely perceived as a banal and risk-free activity. However, other studies have shown that vaping as a teen increases the risk of smoking traditional cigarettes, Chadi said.“We now realize that the vast majority of teens who vape probably have never touched a traditional cigarette or other drugs,” he said. “These devices are so addictive and well-made for youth that the youth fall into the trap; they develop a dependence and go find other sources of nicotine and other drugs.”Both nicotine and cannabis create dependence, but the association between them makes it even harder for youth to give up one or the other.“We enter a type of spiral where the perception of risk is very low, it tastes like candy or jujubes, and we realize a few years later that we can’t stop,” Chadi said.“A dependence on electronic cigarettes isn’t funny. It can really take over their school activities or their hobbies, because they have to vape every half-hour or hour, and it becomes very incapacitating.”Jean-Benoit Legault, The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsSaskatchewan’s child welfare system has faced criticism in the past, and little has changed, according to the children’s advocate latest annual report.Sadly, the findings are not surprising. Children in care face risk of death either by their own hand or through neglect, the report found.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has more.
Salem (TN): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” slogan, saying the country’s market was now flooded with Chinese products.Addressing a poll rally here, he referred to unemployed youth of Tamil Nadu, saying Modi had hurt them in the last five years, giving “huge amounts of money from the banks to the richest people but not to them.” “He gave you an empty slogan called Make in India but wherever we look we see Made in China products,” he said. Be it phone, shoes or shirt “you see made in China,” he added. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Now we want real made in India and real made in Tamil Nadu,” Gandhi said. Under Modi, “Make in India” if a young Tamil entrepreneur wanted to start a business he had to knock on the doors of different government offices where “he had to pay bribes,” the Congress chief alleged. “By the time he got his permissions the business is already failed,” he said. Hence, the Congress came up with a new idea in its manifesto for entrepreneurs, he said adding “when you want to start a new business you will not have to take permission from any government department for three years.” They could take the permission once the business was established and till such time the focus could be on making the business work and consolidating it, Gandhi said. “Once your business is established take permission.” Terming the GST as Gabbar Singh Tax again, he said it comprised five different taxes and a tax rate of 28 per cent wherein “even weavers had to pay tax if they had to buy thread or material.” The moment his party was voted to power it will be removed and we will give you a “real GST, (envisaging) one tax, minimum tax and a simple tax.”
Ten players from the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team meet at midfield with members of the Michigan men’s lacrosse team prior to the start of the “Showdown in the Shoe” game on April 12 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won, 15-6.Credit: Dan Hope / Lantern photographerThe No. 22 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team lost its final game as a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.The Buckeyes (6-8, 3-1) fell 14-7 at the hands of Air Force in the first round of the league tournament Thursday.The Buckeyes faced the service academy for the second time in three games — the last contest resulted in an 8-6 OSU victory April 19 in Columbus — but the Falcons’ potent offense overpowered the home team this time.The game was the second of two ECAC Tournament semifinal games that took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Field Thursday.The Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines both saw their seasons end on the same evening after the top-seed No. 16 Fairfield Stags defeated Michigan, 12-5, in the first tourney semifinal game.Captain and senior defenseman Joe Meurer expressed mixed feelings after the game, addressing the defeat but also the season as a whole.“We had this great opportunity at home to capitalize, you know, we kind of squandered it,” Meurer said. “But I think we can take a lot of positives out of this year. And, you know, they (OSU) have got a great team for next year and I’m looking forward to watching them.”Air Force struck first 45 seconds into the game and dominated the time-of-possession battle during the first five minutes of play, keeping OSU on defense.The Falcons also won five straight faceoffs to open the game and took 10 of 12 during the first half.Coach Nick Myers said the Buckeyes coming up short in the faceoff battle was a big determinant of why they came up short in the game. He said he strategically opted to get fresh looks at center field to try and spark something when freshman midfielder Jake Withers was struggling early.“You know, it’s a big part of the game. Air Force executed the faceoff and ultimately had a lot of possession time because of it,” Myers said. “Jake’s a freshman who’s done a great job all year for us. You know, some nights just aren’t your night. He was having a hard time getting a good piece of the ball so we went to a second or third option to see if we could make it a little bit more of a, at least a 50-50.”In a tight first quarter, OSU settled in and capitalized on opportunities made available to it.Perhaps an unlikely candidate in sophomore defenseman Robby Haus was the one to finally establish some offensive momentum for the Buckeyes.By scooping a ground ball in transition and sending a shot on goal at Air Force goalkeeper Brett Dadiego, Haus seemed to focus his team, as junior midfielder Jesse King converted moments later after a Falcons turnover.Senior midfielder Michael Italiano generated another turnover soon after and scored quickly to give the Buckeyes the 2-1 lead.Air Force enjoyed two more stints of dominance, however, by holding OSU scoreless for 12 minutes twice, once during the second quarter and again in the third.The third quarter is what proved to be the real dagger for OSU, though, as the Falcons scored five goals during the Buckeye scoring drought.“Hats off to them, they had a great game. Their attack was planned well. Crampton, I know, had a great game,” senior goalie Scott Spencer said, referencing Air Force senior attackman and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year Mike Crampton’s five-goal game.“Going into the fourth quarter, (we were) just trying to continue to stay the course and try to pull up stops, get a stop and kind of move the ball back to the offense. That’s really the only thing we were focusing on,” Spencer said.Meurer said this Air Force team looked different to the one OSU faced April 19 – when the Buckeyes won, 8-6.“At the beginning of the game, they were running a new set and I think it took us a little bit too long to adjust, you know, we weren’t establishing a hot guy quick enough. It definitely hurt us at the beginning there,” Meurer said. “I think we eventually adjusted to it but they played faster than us on the offensive end. Give them credit.”On the game, Air Force outgunned OSU in almost every statistical category, as they took more shots on goal, made more saves in goal and procured more ground balls.Perhaps most importantly of all, though, Air Force scored twice out of three extra-man opportunities while OSU came up 0-4.King finished the game with a hat trick and Falcon junior attackman Keith Dreyer scored one goal and tallied four assists.With the loss, the Buckeyes miss an opportunity to compete in Saturday’s championship game to try to secure a return trip to the NCAA tournament. OSU lost in the quarterfinals of the 2013 tournament to Cornell.OSU is set to compete alongside Michigan again next year, as 2015 marks the Big Ten’s inaugural year of sponsoring lacrosse.Correction: A prior version of this story stated OSU’s men’s lacrosse team is a member of the East Coast Athletic Conference. In fact, the team is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 10 Ohio State (2-1, 1-0 Big Ten) bounced back after its 31-16 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma, securing a 38-7 victory over Army at home in Week 3. Now hosting their third and final non-conference opponent, the Buckeyes hope to continue their winning ways and maintain momentum when UNLV (1-1) comes to Ohio Stadium Saturday at noon.Ohio State offense vs. UNLV defenseFacing a UNLV defense that has averaged 416.5 yards allowed per game and gave up 43 points in its season-opening loss to Football Championship Subdivision opponent Howard (1-2), Ohio State will attempt to work out some of its early season kinks in what is expected to be a blowout win.UNLV has allowed 216 rushing yards per game and 4.45 rush yards per carry, leading to a potentially poor matchup against an Ohio State offense that relies on its run game for the majority of its production (19th in the nation with 243 yards per game). The Rebels surrendered 309 rushing yards in their loss against Howard, though they did limit Idaho to just 123 yards on the ground in Week 2. The Rebels have been more effective at defending against the pass, limiting opponents to an average of 200.5 yards per game (50th among FBS teams) and have allowed just two passing touchdowns this season. However, their defense has yet to be thoroughly tested through the air as the only FBS team they’ve faced, Idaho, is 75th in passing offense (217.7 yards per game) and averages 50 yards fewer than Ohio State, which sits at 43rd with 267.7 yards per game. The Rebels’ only other opponent this season was Howard, an FCS team that averages just 187.7 passing yards per game and that ran all over UNLV for 309 rushing yards. For the Ohio State offense, this game is less about preparing for the UNLV defense as much as it is just focusing on ironing out some issues it has experienced early on this season. “We can’t necessarily focus on the opponent,” McLaurin said. “This week, we’re focusing on us. We’re focused on building on what we did last week, our horizontal game, taking some vertical shots, some complements, and I feel like that’s what’s going to help us get better when we start getting into Big Ten play.”Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass to junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe expectations for the Ohio State offense this week should be for it to work on connecting on some longer passes and trying to reach the next step in its progression this season. The Buckeyes made major strides in their offensive production Saturday by putting up 38 points against Army, but this week will be more of a test to see if Ohio State can do what it has to do and distribute its offensive production through the air and on the ground. And going up against a man-to-man defense — a look Ohio State players and coaches have frequently cited as the most commonly used defense in practice — rather than a zone defense for the first time this season should be an opportunity for the Buckeyes to start to find their rhythm.“This may be the first week we get a little press, so we see that a lot in practice,” McLaurin said. “We’re going to be ready for that just in case they come in a zero look, no deep, we practice that a lot in practice. So we’re just being accountable for everything, trying to build on what we already did and just be ready for our shots so we can take them.”Ohio State defense vs. UNLV offenseIf UNLV is going to find any success on the offensive side of the ball, it will come on the ground. The Rebels rank fourth among FBS teams with an average of 350.5 rushing yards per game and have scored seven of their nine offensive touchdowns on the ground. The team averages 7.3 yards per carry.Ohio State junior linebacker Jerome Baker (17) sacks Army senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw during the second quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorUNLV’s key offensive threat has been running back Lexington Thomas. The junior from Houston has gained 341 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns on 38 attempts, averaging nine yards per carry. He has not been a threat in the passing game, however, serving almost exclusively as a running option.Through the air, the Rebels have been substantially less impressive. They average 206.5 passing yards per game, with only two touchdowns coming through the air. Redshirt freshman quarterback Armani Rogers has completed 21-of-35 passes, but has been more of a threat on the ground, with 25 rushes for 168 yards.Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said he is anticipating the Rebels put up points.“They have a very talented quarterback, they have a receiver who is really a good player, and they have a tailback who is small, but man is he electric. So they have weapons,” Schiano said. But while Rogers will provide Ohio State with a different look, there is little to indicate he will have much success against the Buckeyes. Rogers’ combination of inexperience and lack of success versus two teams with far less talent on the defensive side of the ball indicate Rogers could struggle to put up many points against Ohio State.Predictions:Edward Sutelan: Ohio State wins 54-3Colin Hass-Hill: Ohio State wins 46-0
A mobile court has handed down jail terms for 15 days to two people in Hingla village under Raozan upazila in Chittagong for playing loud music at dead of night, officials said.They are Mohammad Sohel, 24 and Mohammad Saiful Islam, 18.The officials said that the mobile court awarded the punishment for playing loud music in a DJ party at a wedding ceremony at 3:30am. The loud music caused disturbance to the locals and they lodged a complaint with the local authorities. Raozan Upazila Nirbahi Officer (chief executive of the sub-district) Shamim Hossain conducted the drive. Local law enforcement authorities also assisted him. UNO Shamim Hossain told Prothom Alo that they would not tolerate any sound pollution after 11:00pm at night.“The two people were playing music dead at night without any permission. The mobile court awarded the punishment for disturbing the people,” he said.