Rockets’ Chris Paul expected to return Thursday vs Suns Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Another actor the organizers lean on to attract international runners is that the route the race will use is in accordance to the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Noemi Julian, manager of Clark Development Corporation Tourism Promotions, said the partnership with Run Rio will last for 10 years and will be used to push Pampanga’s tourism to the forefront.“This is for the long haul,” said Julian. “This is the opportune time to show what we have in Clark. We expanded the roads so the runners won’t have to run alongside vehicles. The place is really fit and suitable for this event.”Online registration is now open at RunRio.com.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Run Rio is set to embark on its first night run in its 10-year history and this time it is bringing the race outside of congested Metro Manila.Dubbed the Clark Sunset Marathon, the night race is schedule on Dec. 9 at Clark Freeport Zone Parade Grounds with distances set at 42 kilometers, 21 km, 10 km, and five kilometers.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Race Director Franco Bambico said Thursday that they hope international runners from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asian region can join the night run.“We are offering the race not only to the local runners but also to the international runners,” said Bambico during the press conference at Burgoo in Mall of Asia. “We hope runners from countries like Singapore can join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt stake for the winner of the 42k race is P100,000 with second and third placers slated to receive P80,000 and P50,000, respectively.In case foreigners dominate the race, the next top three local participants will also receive P30,000, P20,000 and P10,000, respectively. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The war between Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his former confidant and Rajya Sabha member, Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, who was suspended from the ruling Biju Janata Dal in the wake of the failed mutiny of May 29, has intensified.In a fresh blow to Mohapatra, the CM on Saturday sacked the chairpersons of three state-run corporations and a member of the state planning board, all of whom had been hand-picked by Mohapatra.The move came within hours of Mohapatra denying a secret patch-up with the CM. “I don’t do anything secretly. Whatever I do, I do in broad daylight,” the Rajya Sabha member told journalists at an event.
HONEYMOON is one of the most beautiful times in life for a married couple. Planning for a honeymoon is quite exciting as there are a plethora of options to choose from. However, to find the perfect place that takes the love birds away from the maddening crowd can be little tricky. Most cliche honeymoon destinations in India and nearby are overcrowded and lack the peace and solitude newlyweds look for. If you are looking for an offbeat destination to wind off the stress post wedding and spend moments of privacy and intimacy with your better half, here are six best and novel honeymoon destinations for you. These places listed by Kapil Goswamy, CMD, BigBreaks.com, provide an ideal setting, along with an opportunity to spend some quality time with each other.Also Read: Indians have chosen these 10 places as their favourite honeymoon destinationsLAKSHADWEEPEXOTIC islands and coral archipelagoes of Lakshadweep are one of the most secluded beach destinations in India. Covered by a thick green carpet of coconut palms, threaded by an untainted line of silvery white sands, set in an ocean, whose colours change from palest aquamarine and turquoise to deepest sapphire and lapis lazuli, the islands of Lakshadweep are a perfect retreat for those newlyweds who wish to enjoy blissful beach surroundings with an idyllic sense of privacy. Moreover, if you two love water sports, you can enjoy various water sport activities like scuba-diving, fishing and snorkeling at this romantic getaway.Tawang is an ideal honeymoon destination, providing the much needed tranquility to newly married couples. Photo: Mail Today KHAJJIARadvertisementIF mainstream hill stations like Shimla or Manali do not interest you anymore, head-off to Khajjiar, a little Himalayan gem near Dalhousie. Surrounded by green meadows, forests and snow-clad mountains, Khajjiar is Himachal Pradesh’s best kept secret and is unspoiled and less crowded. Often touted as the mini-Switzerland of India, due to its resemblance to the country, Khajjiar is a perfect offbeat honeymoon destination in India. Adventure sport activities like Zorbing, trekking and paragliding also take place here which add to the element of thrill to this pleasantly charming hill station.TAWANGTAWANG is a sparsely populated town in Arunachal Pradesh, with mesmerising views of valleys and mountains. Perched at a height of 10,000 ft above sea level, Tawang is an ideal honeymoon destination providing the much needed tranquility to newly married couples. The town is immersed in the colours of Tibetan culture, with various attractive monasteries and Buddhist structures scattered all around. It is a perfect bet for couples who wish to explore a distinct culture in the realm of nature.Tawang is an ideal honeymoon destination, providing the much needed tranquility to newly married couples. Photo: Mail Today SHILLONGCAPITAL of the wettest state of India, Meghalaya, Shilong is a picture perfect honeymoon destination in the northeastern region of India. Also, known as Scotland of the east, Shilong is home to cascading waterfalls, pretty lakes dense forests, mystical caves and fascinating ancient tree root bridges. The city has a very young vibe as it adorns a Westernised culture and has many musical events running throughout the year, making it a lively place always bustling with activity.Also Read: Head to these 8 destinations for the best parties in the world VIETNAMA PERFECT amalgamation of natural beauty and culture, Vietnam serves as an ideal honeymoon retreat nearby India. Its untouched landscape, exotic environment, lush green scenery, long coastlines and vibrant culture are sure to enamour every honeymoon couple. Revel in the ancient architecture of the country or relish the one of its kind floating villages. Experience the peace at Buddhist pagodas or relax at the many beach resorts and boutique hotels in the country. The scenic beauty of this country is boundless and inexpressible in plain words.Stay in cave resorts and experience sensual Turkish baths in Turkey. Photo: Mail Today TURKEYIF YOU and your partner fancy history and culture, then honeymooning at the Mediterranean land of Turkey is the best option for you. With one foot in Europe and another in Asia, Turkey represents a truly remarkable culture and a distinct race of people. Experiences like staying in cave resorts, traditional Turkish spas, sensual Turkish baths and romantic Fayton rides add to your honeymoon memoirs. Captivating architecture, lively bazaars and pristine beaches along with a vibrant nightlife, are some other key reason to invest in a honeymoon trip to Turkey. It’s all you have dreamt of!
NEW YORK — The Marlins got an impressive start from rookie Justin Nicolino and some timely hitting in the middle innings the night of Sept. 14.What they couldn’t do was stop the Mets from rallying for another win — though not many teams are doing that these days.David Wright had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning, Yoenis Cespedes homered again and New York won its eighth straight, 4-3 over Miami, who had won 9-of-12 coming in.“You just have to tip your hat to those guys because they’re swinging the bat hot right now,” Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto said. “They’re getting clutch hits when they need it.”With two outs and runners on first and second, Wright hit a fastball from reliever Kyle Barraclough (2-1) to the deepest part of the park, well over the head of scrambling center fielder Christian Yelich, for a ground-rule double — scoring pinch-runner Eric Young Jr. and giving the Mets a 4-3 lead.Travis d’Arnaud also homered for New York. Cespedes connected for the ninth time in 13 games.“Right there, to d’Arnaud, I wanted that pitch back so bad,” said Nicolino, who allowed three runs over six innings. “It’s just one of those games that you take and keep learning from.”Hansel Robles (4-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. Jeurys Familia was perfect in the ninth for his 41st save in 46 opportunities.Logan Verrett, making a spot in start in place of Matt Harvey, who was skipped in the rotation to limit his innings, pitched one-run ball for five.“You kind of know you’re going to come up with the clutch hitting, at least it feels that way,” Verrett said. “As long as we, as a pitching staff, can keep the team in the game I feel like we’re not going to lose anything.”Miami took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth with two-out RBI singles by Derek Dietrich and Realmuto off of reliever Sean Gilmartin.“You look up and down our lineup. Dee (Gordon) with two hits and a stolen base, same thing with Dietrich with an RBI and J.T., also two hits and an RBI,” Marlins interim Manager Dan Jennings said. “I’m very pleased with the way the lineup’s battling.”New York answered immediately in the bottom half. D’Arnaud followed a two-out double by Juan Uribe by sending a 1-1 pitch into the center field seats to tie the score 3-all.Named the NL Player of the Week earlier in the day, Cespedes continued his offensive onslaught in the third inning by sending a drive into the second deck in left to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. The mammoth shot, which traveled 442 feet, according to MLB Statcast, was Cespedes’ 35th of the season.Miguel Rojas had an RBI groundout in the fifth inning.(SCOTT ORGERA)TweetPinShare0 Shares
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for allegedly undermining the country’s morals and gene pool.The widespread, vehement criticism has shown the dominance of patriarchal and sexist views in Russia, where the concept of gender equality is a generation behind that of the West’s.Still, the reaction against Russian women’s World Cup dalliances has been so strong that some feminists in Russia think it could actually advance their cause by shocking even conservative women who wouldn’t identify themselves as feminists.“Even those women (are saying) ‘Enough is enough, you’ve gone too far!” feminist writer Snezhana Gribatskaya said.A 27-year-old Moscow beautician named Mariam was one of those who fell for a foreign visitor, a Mexican soccer fan named Omar who asked her for directions to Red Square.“He was so kind and respectful to me,” she said. “It’s because of this that I fell in love with him.”She did not give her last name because she said the romance was a personal matter.Yet to many Russians, her actions seem disgraceful.“This is an era of sluts!” wrote Platon Besedin, a columnist for the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper. “Russian women are bringing shame to themselves and their country.”A popular forum on the VKontakte social media service has posted hundreds of videos of Russian women dancing and kissing foreign soccer fans, prompting vehement condemnations of those alleged to be “ruining the country’s gene pool.”In the first week of the global soccer tournament, Russian lawmaker Tamara Pletnyova warned Russian women against becoming romantically involved with foreigners, lest they should end up raising their children alone. She added it was even more of a problem if the men were from a different race.The next day, her colleague Mikhail Degtyaryov stepped forward to do damage control.“The more love stories we have connected to the world championship, the more people from different countries fall in love, the more children are born, the better,” Degtyaryov said.Burger King stumbled badly while trying to counter the censorious attitudes in Russia. It ended up being harshly criticized when it offered 3 million rubles ($48,000) and a lifetime of Whopper burgers to any Russian woman impregnated by a World Cup player.After the publication of Besedin’s column, the staff at Russia’s Cosmopolitan Magazine started a petition calling for its removal from the newspaper’s website. It has garnered over 53,000 signatures.“We were outraged by the fact that they decided they can actually control our sex life — who we kiss or go on dates with,” said Gribatskaya, who led the drive.Although some women have achieved powerful positions in Russia — including the widely respected central bank chief Elvira Nabiullina — their proportions at the top are much lower than in the West. That’s especially notable given that the Russian population is about 54 percent female, one of the world’s biggest gender imbalances.“In a country where the majority of the population are women, it’s crazy that there are no equal rights and that there is such a dangerous attitude toward women,” said feminist blogger Alena Popova.Gribatskaya traces the attitudes about women to the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russian society and the “traditional values” that have become government policy under President Vladimir Putin. Last year, Putin signed a law that decriminalized some forms of domestic violence.“I think now a great number of women are thinking ‘Who is this all for?’ and more and more are joining the fight for equality, for respect,” Gribatskaya said.Mariam, enamored of her Mexican beau, sees the World Cup as a wake-up call for Russia’s males, whose average life expectancy is only 66½ years and whose health is often affected by smoking and heavy drinking.“They had better make sure other girls aren’t scooped up,” she said. “(Foreigners) have a completely different attitude toward women. They are very well-mannered and cordial.”Yuri Dud, a prominent sports journalist, suggested that she has a point.“Foreigners are much more attractive than us … they keep themselves fit, they smell nice,” Dud wrote in a commentary declaring that Russian women should be able to sleep with whomever they want.A 30-year-old Russian woman named Yulia, sporting a bright yellow Brazilian soccer shirt, joked about the possible benefits to Russia of such cross-cultural alliances.“These men are definitely popular here — maybe in 18 years we’ll even have decent national football team!” she said, adding that she did not want her last name used out of privacy concerns.Omar has gone home, although Mariam said they stay in touch, and it remains to be seen whether the foreign suitors will live up to Russian women’s expectations in the long run.FIFA, soccer’s governing body, has acknowledged that sexism is a problem during the World Cup. It recently suggested a few remedies, including making sure that fewer attractive women at soccer stadiums are shown on TV broadcasts of the matches.One Russian feminist noted that even FIFA’s solution is sexist.“Publicly dividing women into attractive and unattractive ones is as bad as it can get,” Anna Fedorova wrote on Facebook. “In other words, if you are shown on television sitting in the stands, hooray! FIFA has judged you to be unattractive enough.”—By FRANCESCA EBEL , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
World Cup Spain’s 2018 World Cup squad: Who joins Ramos & Iniesta in 23-man list? Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Spain Spain v Argentina Friendlies Opinion La Roja will be among the favourites in Russia and coach Julen Lopetegui has a wealth of talent from which to choose. So who has made the cut? Spain are a team on form. By thrashing Argentina 6-1 in Madrid at the end of March, Julen Lopetegui’s side extended their unbeaten run to 18 games, and they will be one of the fancied sides in Russia this summer.European champions in 2008 and 2012 and World Cup winners in 2010, Spain disappointed in their last two major tournaments – crashing out in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup and losing in the last 16 of Euro 2016.Coach Vicente del Bosque bowed out after the continental competition and Lopetegui took over, leading La Roja in an impressive qualifying campaign as they topped Group G with nine wins and a draw from their 10 games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now A 1-1 draw with Germany in Dusseldorf and then the resounding victory over Argentina in March continued the Basque boss’ unbeaten record and Spain have been identified as one of the principal candidates to lift the trophy in Moscow this July.Lopetegui has now decided which players to take to Russia and Goal has a look at who made the cut, as well as who didn’t.Who made Spain’s 23-man squad? Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is Spain’s undisputed first choice these days after Lopetegui decided to dispense with former captain Iker Casillas, and young Athletic Club shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga will be his reserve in Russia, with Pepe Reina bringing experience to the panel.In defence, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique have both been included. The Real Madrid captain is Spain’s skipper, while the Barcelona centre-back is also extremely important for La Roja and is bowing out after the World Cup. In the full-back positions, Barca’s Jordi Alba and Madrid’s Dani Carvajal are also guaranteed of their places in the squad this summer.Players able to cover in several positions are always useful, meanwhile, and that makes Nacho a sensible inclusion – the dependable Madrid man is able to play all across the back line. Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta are similarly versatile and Alvaro Odriozola has earned his place after starring for Real Sociedad.Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets is back in the fold and on the plane to Russia, along with his club colleague Andres Iniesta, who is leaving the Catalan club this summer and has said he will probably retire from international football after the World Cup.Madrid pair Isco and Marco Asensio are also key for Lopetegui, along with Manchester City’s David Silva and Bayern Munich’s Thiago. They are all assured of their places in the 23-man list, and they are joined by Atletico Madrid duo Koke and Saul, with Lopetegui a big admirer of both players.Further forward, Diego Costa will be in competition with the likes of Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas, Valencia star Rodrigo and Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez .Who didn’t make the Spain squad? Given the impressive depth of talent at Lopetegui’s disposal it was inevitable that a number of high profile stars would be omitted and one of the biggest names to miss out is Alvaro Morata, whose form since joining Chelsea has been disappointing.Morata’s team-mate Marcos Alonso has been one of the best wing-backs in the Premier League over the past two seasons, but does not fit into the picture for Spain, while Rodri and Dani Parejo, who were in the squad for the Germany and Argentina friendlies, are not included.Another Chelsea star, Pedro, has fallen down the pecking order for La Roja, while Manchester United’s Juan Mata has also drifted out of the scene since the arrival of Lopetegui. Mata’s club-mate Ander Herrera has never quite forced his way into the national team and is an unsurprising omission. Marc Bartra, now at Betis, has featured under the Basque boss, but the former Barcelona defender is some way down the list and will be watching at home this summer, along with Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno.David Villa returned to the fold last year in a friendly, but his comeback was cut short by injury and the New York City FC striker is not likely to feature again for the national team. Another veteran, Athletic’s Aritz Aduriz, also seems surplus to requirements following a run of appearances in 2017.Atletico’s Vitolo and Napoli’s Jose Callejon, who both featured against Russia last November, are absent, along with Gerard Deulofeu, the Barca winger shipped out on loan to Watford after a disappointing first half of the season with the Catalan club.
By BEN HARRISA tremendous defensive effort from Queensland Stingrays ensured the men’s Elite Eight trophy remained in the northern state for another year.Playing their first men’s Elite Eight final, the Stingrays showed no sign of nerves to shut out the 2011 champions New South Wales Scorpions 5-2 in front of a huge crowd at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium.The Scorpions were a shadow of the team that had played in the earlier days of the competition.Their attack was shut down by a superb Stingrays defensive outfit.“It was our basis of the whole campaign was to back our line D [defence]. And it worked,” Stingrays captain Nathan Jones said.Defence played a huge part in the first half as the score at the break was 1-nil to the Stingrays.The lone touchdown came from a great move, which saw Graeme Clancy pass to Kristopher McMurdy who then turned it inside to Michael Singh.The second half was a complete opposite to the first.Before the fans could return to their seats after half-time, the Stingrays extended their lead to three touchdowns thanks to Peter Norman and Tristan Wagg.Midway through the second half, James de Veer showed a great pair of hands to knock a Norman long ball in the air and then regathered to plant it down over the line.Two minutes later Jordan Watts made it 5-0 and it looked like the Scorpions could end the match with a doughnut next to their name.But they managed to score two consolation touchdowns to Jordan Horo and Cain Rangi.The Stingrays’ victory in the men’s and the Queensland Chiefs’ win in the women’s division meant Queensland won both Elite Eight divisions.“There is a bit of rivalry [with New South Wales] but we also play the Queensland boys all the time and we like beating them. We come down here and they’ve [Scorpions] got some good players. We just love winning.”Player of the final was Stingrays’ Adam Pryde and for the third time Sam Brisby was named player of the series.QUEENSLAND STINGRAYS 5 (Jordan Watts, Michael Singh, Peter Norman, Tristan Wagg, James de Veer touchdowns) def NEW SOUTH WALES SCORPIONS 2 (Jordan Horo, Cain Rangi touchdowns).Related LinksMen’s Elite Eight
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)A Michigan football legend passed away over the weekend. Richard “Dick” Kempthorn passed away on Friday at the age of 92.Kempthorn began his collegiate career at Miami (Ohio) University before transferring to Michigan for the remainder of his career. Following the end of World War II, where Kempthorn served as an engine cadet, he made the move to Ann Arbor.The Wolverines finished the 1947 and 1948 seasons undefeated and were the No. 1 team in the final AP Poll in 1948. Kempthorn was named team MVP in 1949 as he payed fullback and linebacker for the team.The 1949 team finished the season at 6-2-1.Dick Kempthorn, MVP of 1949 Michigan team and war hero, dies at 92. Story from @TonyPaul1984 https://t.co/ehzW9HdPD9 pic.twitter.com/8QVxeMPTmD— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) February 13, 2019Following his college football career, Kempthorn could have pursued a career in professional football. He was drafted in the 14th round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.He also became a second round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the All-American Football Conference Secret Draft in 1949.Instead of pursuing a career in professional football, Kempthorn went to work at his father’s automotive business in Canton, Ohio.He eventually served his country again in the Korean War as a fighter pilot. He flew over 100 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery during the war.Michigan inducted Kempthorn into the school’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992.
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Taxa Outdoors’ Rugged Mantis Travel Trailer Just Got Even Better From stripped-down, hitch-mounted camping cubes to hardcore, offroad-centric offerings, there’s a travel trailer for every personality and road-tripping style. However, we’re confident the Lume Traveler No. 1 is the only one on the market with a panoramic sunroof. Think of it as “the nature lover’s travel trailer.”According to its website, Lume company founder Hein van de Laar is not a fan of camping, but he loves relaxing in nature. As a designer, he challenged himself to craft a travel trailer that married these two disparate notions. The result is the streamlined, compact Lume Traveler No. 1.The exterior is a study in Dutch minimalist design. The gently curved, all-aluminum body creates a silhouette that’s equal parts teardrop trailer and modern toy hauler. Blind rivets and retro-future rims add rugged character to the otherwise sleek frame. The rear hatch opens to reveal a sizable outdoor kitchen with twin gas burners, a 40-liter fridge, a wash basin, and plenty of cabinet space for your tableware, glassware, and s’mores essentials. Editors’ Recommendations The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Lume is a tiny company with limited production runs for all of their trailers. Only 50 of the Traveler No.1 will be available. At an eye-popping €46,500 (approximately USD $53,550) plus shipping from Europe, the Lume Traveler No. 1 isn’t cheap. But, if you’re looking to stand out, even among the sleekest Airstream trailers, it’s a solid option. If that’s still too rich for your blood, the company offers two cheaper alternatives: Lume Basic (similar to the flagship No. 1 but with fewer features) and the Lume Shell (an empty travel trailer “shell” designed to be custom outfitted according to the buyer’s preferences). World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Inside, Lume offers the pared-down simplicity of a traditional teardrop trailer. A full-sized bed, felted wool upholstery, sustainable teak trim, and hand-stitched leather fill the interior creating a warm, upscale sleeping “cocoon.” Twin reading lights and USB charging ports provide a dash of modern luxury.What sets the Traveler No. 1 apart is overhead. The 6-by-3.5-foot, panoramic soft-top roof slides open to reveal nothing but sky. The Sunbrella fabric is among the most weatherproof outdoor materials on the market, and the built-in insect screen ensures a peaceful night’s sleep even with the roof open. It’s your own “million-star-hotel.”
FREDERICTON – 12:00 p.m.A funeral procession has begun to honour the lives of Robb Costello and Sara Burns, two Fredericton Police constables killed in a shooting last week.A police horse named Grimsby, who was co-owned by Burns and another officer, is marching along with the hundreds of officials in the procession.Hundreds of people with umbrellas are lining the procession route in the pouring rain to pay their respects to the fallen officers.Thousands of police officers and first responders from at least 150 agencies across North America will fill the Aitken Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus for a funeral service that is closed to the public.___11:45 a.m.Hundreds of people with umbrellas are lining the route where a funeral procession for two fallen Fredericton Police officers will take place.Meanwhile, police officers in dress uniforms are queuing outside Fredericton High School in the pouring rain, where the procession honouring constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns is slated to begin at noon.The two officers died alongside Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud last Friday when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.A regimental funeral service at the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick will begin at 1 p.m.___11:30 a.m.The families of two Fredericton Police constables killed in last week’s shooting have already taken their seats for a regimental funeral honouring the lives of Robb Costello and Sara Burns.The two officers died alongside Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud last Friday when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.About 4,000 people are expected to fill the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick for a funeral service that is closed to the public.A red carpet covers the floor of the Aitken Centre, leading up to where their caskets will be laid.A funeral procession from Fredericton High School is slated to begin at noon, with the service beginning an hour later.___11:00 a.m.Officials are beginning to gather at a high school in Fredericton for a funeral procession honouring two police officers who were gunned down last week.Rain is pouring down in New Brunswick’s capital, mirroring the gloom that has taken over the small city of nearly 60,000.Thousands of police officers and first responders from across North America will attend the funeral of constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.They were killed along with Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.A procession from Fredericton High School is slated to begin at noon, and the service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick.The alleged shooter, 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: HALIFAX — A new docu-drama series about the history of Canada has touched a raw nerve in a rural corner of Nova Scotia.Bill MacDonald, the mayor of Annapolis Royal, is leading a campaign to denounce the first episode as a disrespectful and erroneous version of what really happened when Europeans first settled in this land.He said he was shocked this week when the CBC show Canada: The Story of Us asserted that the first permanent European settlement was established near what is now Quebec City. “Here in Annapolis Royal, we believe that we truly are the cradle of our nation,” MacDonald said in an interview Wednesday, two days after he posted a rebuke of the show on his mayoral Facebook page, saying “CBC has misrepresented Canadian history.”MacDonald said he plans to write a letter of complaint to the CBC. He suggested a prequel may be in order, given the fact that Port Royal wasn’t even mentioned during the two-hour program broadcast Sunday night.His online post has sparked more criticism, though not all of the comments on the mayor’s page endorsed his view.Some commenters suggested the first settlements were in other places altogether, including Red Bay, N.L., and LaHave, N.S.Others piled on the CBC.“I, like a lot of the people of Nova Scotia, was very surprised and disturbed about the missing history of the first settlements at Port Royal,” said one person. “As a person who grew up in this area, I have always promoted Annapolis Royal . . . I was very disappointed.”Others were more blunt: “Sad when we can’t get our own history straight,” wrote one.CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said the show’s producers chose to focus on Quebec City after reaching out to historians.“We fully acknowledge (Port Royal) is a special and important part of Canadian history,” Thompson said in an email. “Port Royal came up many times in the producers’ research and in numerous conversations with noted historians.”He said the first episode focused on Quebec City because, unlike Port Royal, it maintained a permanent population without interruption from 1608 onward.“It’s also important to note that this series features key moments in Canadian history,” Thompson said. “It is not meant to be a comprehensive and linear account of our nation’s history.”According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Port Royal was established near the mouth of the Annapolis River by Champlain and Pierre du Gua de Monts in the summer of 1605, but the site was abandoned in the summer of 1607. The colony was re-established by an original colonist in 1610 and changed hands several times after that.“Although the buildings were rudimentary, Port Royal remained the earliest European settlement of any permanence in North America north of St. Augustine, Florida,” the encyclopedia’s website site says.However, the Parks Canada website describes the reconstructed national historic site as “one of the earliest European attempts at settlement in North America.”While it’s true Port Royal was briefly unoccupied during its early history, it was always meant to be a permanent settlement, MacDonald said.“To suggest that this wasn’t the beginning of Canada — the cradle of Canada — simply because the doors may have been closed for a couple of years while people went back to France to get provisions . . . really doesn’t appreciate the context in which history unfolded,” MacDonald said.The settlement would later become the capital of Acadia and the early capital of Nova Scotia.Retired history professor Doug Owram said the debate centres on what constitutes permanence, because there were many temporary settlements in Canada long before Champlain arrived. The oldest among them is the short-lived Viking encampment at the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, built more than 1,000 years ago.Owram, a professor emeritus who taught at the University of British Columbia, said Port Royal did precede Quebec as a settlement, but it later failed and was abandoned, only to be refounded and later destroyed.“Quebec is the first continuous European settlement,” Owram said in an email. “(However), it might have been nice to mention the failure at Port Royal.” MacDonald said the CBC got it wrong, although the public broadcaster denies that.It’s well known that French explorer Samuel de Champlain established a permanent settlement at Port Royal, N.S., in 1605 — three years before he founded another one along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, the mayor said. Twitter
Kabul: The Taliban besieged an Afghan government and army compound in a remote western province for a second day Friday, killing at least 12 more troops, according to local officials who issued a dramatic warning, saying those inside the compound were running out of ammunition. The latest fatalities brought the overall death toll for the assault in Badghis province to at least 32 Afghan soldiers and policemen. Many more have been wounded and the area is cut off, said Mohammad Nasir Nazari, a provincial councilmember. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USNazari said that according to soldiers inside the base in the district of Bala Murghab, roughly 2,000 Taliban fighters are involved in the attack, with about 600 Afghan troops and members of the security forces inside. “They are running out of everything ammunition, water and food,” said Nazari. Abdul Waris Sherzad, a district chief, said local officials and residents were disappointed that NATO forces and the Afghan government have not helped. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsBut Defence Ministry spokesman Qais Mangal denied that, saying reinforcements and supplies have been airlifted to Badghis the previous day and that more would be dispatched on Friday. The brazen Taliban attack first began before dawn on Thursday, when the insurgents stormed all the security posts around the government compound and killed at least 20 soldiers and policemen. Fighting continued throughout the day and overnight and into Friday, Nazari said. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to the media. It was the latest attack by the Taliban who target Afghan forces on a daily basis even as they hold talks with US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. Khalilzad was in Islamabad on Friday and met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other Pakistani officials. He had visited Kabul earlier this week where he lobbied for “intra-Afghan dialogue” talks that would encompass prominent Afghan figures, government representatives and the opposition, as well as the Taliban. According to the foreign ministry, Qureshi assured Khalilzad of Islamabad’s continued support for the ongoing Afghan peace process. Khalilzad has held several rounds of talks with the Taliban, most recently last month in Qatar where both sides said progress has been made. But despite the talks, the Taliban still inflict staggering casualties on Afghan forces and now hold sway over half of the country. The insurgents refuse to talk directly with the government in Kabul, considering it a US puppet. Washington wants Islamabad to encourage the Taliban to hold direct talks with Kabul but the insurgents have shown no flexibility on that stance. Khalilzad was also to meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who last month stirred controversy by calling for the formation of an interim Afghan government with the Taliban.
OTTAWA — Newly released documents show a focus on small projects bogged down the first phase of the Liberal governments new infrastructure program.An internal analysis obtained by The Canadian Press under the access-to-information law, shows 32 departments handed out $14.4 billion in the first phase of the program.Almost one-third of the projects needed less than $100,000 in federal support but required the same detailed reviews as much bigger projects which delayed construction and the flow of federal cash.The government has been criticized for the slower-than-anticipated pace of infrastructure dollars leaving the federal treasury.The Liberals argue tracking federal spending can be misleading because funds only flow once receipts are filed, which causes a lag between when work occurs and money is paid out.A spokeswoman says Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is able to approve projects worth up to $50 million, putting the vast majority of projects under the minister’s authority and reducing timelines for approvals.The Canadian Press
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050.Biden’s plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, with the rest of the investments coming from the private sector. Biden proposes covering the taxpayer costs by repealing the corporate tax cuts that President Donald Trump signed in 2017, while eliminating existing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.“Science tells us that how we act or fail to act in the next 12 years will determine the very livability of our planet,” Biden said in a statement ahead of the plan’s unveiling Tuesday. “That’s why I’m calling for a clean energy revolution to confront this crisis and do what America does best — solve big problems with big ideas.”Biden, who announced his candidacy in April and is the clear leader in recent national and early-state primary polls, is offering his climate plan as some of his rivals suggest the 76-year-old former vice-president is not bold enough. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said last weekend at the California Democratic Convention that “some Democrats in Washington believe the only changes we can get are tweaks and nudges.” She added: “If they dream at all, they dream small.”The former vice-president’s outline tracks some ideas of the Green New Deal pushed by many Democrats in Washington, though Biden isn’t as aggressive in his timeline for curbing emissions.Biden’s outline is similar in size and scope to what former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has proposed . Biden falls short of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s pitch for $3 trillion in federal spending over a decade, which Inslee says will spur $6 trillion more in private investment.Biden’s plan hinges on tax breaks, direct spending and federal regulatory power. He’d start with reversing many actions of the Trump administration, which itself sought to roll back a range of Obama administration efforts on energy and the environment. Biden would add an aggressive push on the world stage, using U.S. political and economic muscle to limit emissions from other nations, including China.He acknowledges how such an overhaul would affect existing U.S. energy market workers, coal miners and power plant operators especially. He calls first for pension and benefit protections for all such workers; and, though short on specifics, he promises an “unprecedented investment” in retraining and redevelopment programs for those communities.Biden also recognizes the “environmental justice” movement that highlights how pollution disproportionately affects poorer, mostly nonwhite communities. Biden pledges a more aggressive Environmental Protection Agency, vows to have clean drinking water for all Americans and pledges that minority communities will be targeted for initial investments in federal clean energy spending.He doesn’t offer specific spending amounts for those priorities.Still, Biden’s dual focus on coal towns and nonwhite communities reflects political lessons from Democrats’ 2016 loss. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton drew ire in coal country when she said as part of a more sweeping statement on energy development that “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Meanwhile, Democratic turnout dropped in some cities with high nonwhite populations, places where aging infrastructure has become a defining issue.Biden envisions expanding the nation’s railways, with massive growth that theoretically would reduce car demand. He promises to complete the California High Speed Rail project; shrink by half the current travel time from Washington, D.C., to New York; and extend the existing Northeast Corridor into the South. That, along with new lines in the West and Midwest, would mean “an end-to-end … system that will connect the coasts, unlocking new, affordable access for every American.”Among his ideas for automobiles, he calls for fuel economy standards “beyond” the Obama administration’s goal of about 54 miles (87 kilometres) per gallon (3.8 litres). The Trump administration has rolled that back, saying the regulation would increase consumers’ purchase prices of cars.Biden also pitches expanded tax credits for purchases of electric vehicles, along with 500,000 more public charging stations nationwide by the end of 2030.He calls for reducing carbon output from the nation’s buildings by more than 50 per cent by 2035, through both new construction and tax breaks for retrofits for existing commercial and residential properties. The Energy Department would be tasked with tightening efficiency standards for household appliances and equipment.Like O’Rourke, Biden specifically mentions nuclear energy as a source the federal government should boost with tax incentives. That could put him at odds with some activists on the left who cast nuclear energy as too dangerous.O’Rourke has not ruled out nuclear energy, as well. Inslee’s policy proposals sidestep nuclear energy altogether, with aides suggesting he wouldn’t oppose market-backed nuclear power but wouldn’t subsidize it as part of a national mobilization.On the international front, Biden calls out China as the world’s biggest coal polluter and says he’d make all future bilateral deals with Beijing contingent on carbon reductions. Biden also urges an international alliance that would help other nations afford low-carbon development and pitches a global moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic.___Follow Barrow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BillBarrowAPBill Barrow, The Associated Press
8 October 2008The top United Nations peacekeeping official met today with leading officials of the regional government of Southern Sudan as part of his week-long familiarization tour of Africa’s largest country where the world body currently fields two peacekeeping missions. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy, accompanied by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative in Sudan Ashraf Qazi, held talks with Salva Kiir, President of the Government of Southern Sudan, scene of a devastating 21-year-long civil war before a peace accord was signed in 2005. “As you know we have 18 operations worldwide, so we have many challenges. However, I started with the Sudan because I think there are many things at stake here,” Mr. Le Roy told reporters, explaining why he made the country his first destination since his appointment to his post in August. “As I said, much has been achieved, but there is still a need for the UN to continue to play its role.”Although the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) ending the north-south civil war, which killed at least 2 million people and displaced 4.5 million others, was signed nearly four years ago, violent clashes still occur. Fighting took place most recently in the town of Abyei, where 98 people were killed and over 50,000 others uprooted in May.Mr. Le Roy visited Abyei yesterday, meeting with members of the newly formed Joint Integrated Unit and Joint Integrated Police Unit set up to ensure security and policing in the town after May’s violence. While the CPA remains on track, much needs to be done to implement the agreement within the time remaining and the parties must redouble their efforts to accomplish the outstanding benchmarks, he said. He stressed that the main challenge is to help to keep the peace in Sudan as a whole, something the people clearly want in a country that is also riven by a fierce war in its western region of Darfur. The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) currently fields nearly 10,000 uniformed personnel entrusted with monitoring compliance with the CPA, assisting in a demobilization and reintegration programme, and helping the return home of those displaced.A separate hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping mission for Darfur, known as UNAMID, was deployed at the start of this year and is slated to become the largest UN peacekeeping operation with some 26,000 personnel at full strength. Currently it has some 10,000 troops and police officers on the ground and still lacks essential equipment, including helicopters.A tripartite committee on UNAMID’s deployment comprising the UN, the African Union and the Sudanese Government held its first meeting yesterday, with all sides pledging every possible effort to speed up deployment.“The challenges are very high and so we do request the support of GoS (Government of Sudan), without which we cannot achieve this objective,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra told reporters afterwards.Some 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed, either through direct combat or as a result of disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy, and more than 2.7 million others have been uprooted from their homes in the five-year Darfur conflict that pits rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen.Mr. Le Roy is to visit UNAMID’s headquarters in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur state, and stops are also scheduled in South Darfur’s capital, Nyala, and El Geneina, capital of West Darfur.
CALGARY — Three Canadian oil and gas firms say they’ll be reining in spending next year in the face of free-falling oil prices.Shares in Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT), Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) and MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG) were all significantly higher on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday after they announced tighter capital budgets for 2015. The sector as a whole was up about seven per cent.Penn West aims to spend $625 million next year, down by about a quarter from what it predicted a month ago and from what it estimates to have spent in 2014.The company has cut its outlook for the price it gets for light, sweet crude in Alberta by the same amount to an average of $65 a barrel next year.Beginning in the first quarter of next year, Penn West is slashing its quarterly dividend to three cents per share from 14 cents. It’s also suspending its dividend reinvestment program “until further notice.”Profitability is more important than increasing production, with oil prices falling by about half over the past six months, said CEO Dave Roberts.“We have the advantage of being able to adjust our spending profile across a diverse portfolio of assets to maximize our returns and focus on higher cash returning assets in such a commodity price environment,” he said.“In addition, we have a number of other means available to protect our long-term sustainability in the event that low commodity prices persist. Our resources are secure, operational performance demonstrated, our future intact.”Penn West shares were up nearly 10% in early afternoon trading at $2.58.Meanwhile, Husky has set a 2015 capital budget of $3.4 billion, down by a third from 2014 as spending wraps up on two flagship projects: the offshore Liwan gas platform in the South China Sea and the first phase of the Sunrise oilsands development, part of a joint venture with BP.Why Talisman Energy is the first victim of the oil price slump — but not the lastLow oil prices, domestic politics put Petronas’s B.C. LNG project at risk“We continue to steer a steady ship through stormy waters,” said CEO Asim Ghosh. “Our strong financial position and resilient portfolio are helping weatherproof our business against current market conditions.”Next year’s spending at Husky is in line with what CIBC World Markets analyst Arthur Grayfer had been expecting, given weak commodity prices.“Guidance looks to allow the company to live within its means and maintain a strong balance sheet and the dividend,” he wrote in a note to clients.Shares in Husky surged about eight per cent to $25.30.In a sign of how quickly the outlook for crude markets has unravelled, MEG Energy is slashing its 2015 budget by three quarters from what it estimated only two weeks ago. It now expects to spend just $305 million, down from $1.2 billion.“The revision of our 2015 capital investment plan is in response to the continuing deterioration of global crude oil markets,” said CEO Bill McCaffrey.Although MEG’s projects are economically viable, McCaffrey said “we believe it is prudent to reduce capital spending until we see a sustained improvement in commodity prices.”Opportunities to expand output from existing developments, rather than build new ones from scratch, give MEG the flexibility to increase spending at a “measured pace under the right market conditions.”MEG shares soared by about 25% to trade at $18.79.
Violence erupted during a protest by residents of Rathupaswala on August 01, 2013 as security forces and protesters clashed in Weliweriya, resulting in the death of three persons and over 30 injured. Human rights groups had condemned the crackdown against the protest by villagers who were demanding clean drinking water for thousands of residents of Weliweriya and have criticised the manner in which authorities had handled the situation. The Sri Lanka Human Rights Council (SLHRC) in 2013 submitted a report on the Rathupaswala incident claiming that the murders were committed by the alleged open air firing at protesters by the Army.They also recommended the military to investigate into the matter and bring the criminals to book. (Colombo Gazette) Three soldiers have been arrested over the Rathupaswala shooting incident, the police said.The police said that the CID arrested the three soldiers today. They were produced in court and remanded till April 3.
A few of them had sustained injuries in the clash. (Colombo Gazette) The Police said that eleven Chinese nationals were arrested in Fort over a clash and remanded till next month.The clash had taken place between the Chinese nationals and a group of locals.
OSU redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne swings at a pitch.Credit: Courtesy of OSUDespite opening up Big Ten play with a sweep last weekend, the Ohio State softball team (19-8-1, 4-1-1) was unable to keep those dominant ways going, splitting its weekend series at Wisconsin (18-14-1, 3-2-1). Both the Buckeyes and the Badgers earned a win, while the final game Sunday was left in a tie.Offensively, sophomore Taylor White led the Buckeyes, going 7-for-10. The outfielder combined with redshirt senior Maddy McIntyre, redshirt junior Alex Bayne and junior Alex Kirk to deliver home runs. Bayne, who played the weekend in right field, now has 12 homers on the year, which is triple her 2015 total.Game 1The Badgers snapped the Buckeyes’ six-game winning streak in a tight 6-5 contest on Friday. Both teams were scoreless through the fourth inning due to the solid pitching from junior Shelby Hursh, who struck out six, and Wisconsin junior Kirsten Stevens.OSU jumped ahead in a big way in the top of the fifth after hits from Kirk and White, followed by sophomore Becca Gavin’s walk, sent Stevens and the Wisconsin defense into a bases-loaded situation. McIntyre came up big last weekend with a walk-off home run against Maryland, and she followed that up with another statement, blasting a grand slam to give the Buckeyes the lead.Wisconsin got on board after Hursh walked in the first run, which prompted freshman Morgan Ray, who earned the loss, to step in the circle for the remainder of the game. The Badgers then added two more in the bottom of the sixth after a series of infield singles and a walk moved runners around the bases.The slim 4-3 lead inspired OSU to push its lead to two following senior catcher Cammi Prantl’s RBI single to right field. Earlier in the inning, freshman Bri Betschel entered the game to pinch hit, and her sacrifice bunt brought Gavin into scoring position for Prantl.But the Buckeyes could not maintain their grasp on the lead as the Badgers headed to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore first baseman Samantha Arents jumpstarted the late rally with a deep double, and senior left fielder Katie Christner drew a walk to keep Wisconsin’s streak alive. Freshman Melanie Cross ended OSU’s hope for a win with her walk-off, three-run homer, putting OSU on the other side of the dramatic ending after last weekend.Game 2After cold temperatures left Saturday’s game postponed until the following day, OSU bounced back with a tight 10-8 victory in Sunday’s first matchup. Junior Lena Springer, who only saw one inning of action last weekend against Maryland, got the start in the circle but did not strike out a single Wisconsin batter in her four innings pitched.Both the Buckeyes and Badgers went scoreless in the first inning after leaving runners stranded in scoring position. After a quiet Friday, Bayne sent a two-RBI single through the left side after White, freshman second baseman Emily Clark and Gavin ignited the offense with a trio of singles in the second inning.Wisconsin brought in a run of its own in the bottom of the frame after Springer hit two batters and a string of infield groundouts moved the runners around the bases. OSU’s defense got out of a bases-loaded jam, and its offense lengthened its lead on White’s RBI triple in the top of the following inning.The Buckeyes’ 4-1 lead prompted an early pitching change by the Wisconsin pitching staff, swapping senior Taylor-Paige Stewart for sophomore Mariah Watts. Still, the Scarlet and Gray scored one more in the third on Clark’s deep double.After spending two games last weekend recovering from an injury, sophomore infielder Ashley Goodwin returned briefly for the Buckeyes in order to ease back into the lineup. Freshman Bailee Sturgeon and redshirt junior Jess Machovina also filled designated player roles in the matchup to keep the Badgers defense on its toes.The Badgers added one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a quick single by second baseman Macy Oswald but again left a runner stranded. White continued her hit streak with a leadoff single, but it was Kirk’s two-run shot over the fence that frustrated Wisconsin’s defense. Watts returned to the game for Stewart, which turned the tide of momentum back to the Badgers.Wisconsin scored six runs on just three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, beginning with a solo home run by Cross. McCombs entered the game to relieve Springer, but a handful of wild pitches moved runners into scoring position. Oswald added two runs with an outfield single, prompting another pitching change — Hursh for McCombs — for OSU. Sophomore Kelsey Jenkins sent a ball of her own over the fence to give the Badgers their first lead of the game.White, who went 4-for-4, then tied it up in the top of the seventh with a solo home run, and the bottom of the order followed up with a pair of singles. McIntyre brought Kirk home with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Bayne beat the throw from shortstop Ashley Van Zeeland to put the Buckeyes up two. In the bottom of the inning, Wisconsin went down in order, making the series a 1-1 split heading into the final game.Game 3OSU carried its offensive momentum into the final game of the series, kickstarted by Bayne’s two-run homer in the top of the first inning. The Buckeye defense then got out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation to stop Wisconsin from scoring any runs.Prantl added another double to her tally, which is now eight shy of OSU’s all-time record, bringing in Bayne with no outs in the third inning. Machovina hit an RBI double of her own to make the score 4-0, but a bases-loaded opportunity to add more runs was obstructed by Stewart’s effort from the mound.Cross put up her third home run of the weekend to give Wisconsin its first two runs, and a string of singles to the outfield gave the Badgers another big inning and a 5-4 lead.In what was only her third appearance of the season, OSU freshman Katya Duvall relieved Hursh, who struck out four batters in her outing. Duvall did not fan any batters of her own but held the Badgers to three earned runs.Machovina continued her clutch pinch hitting with a single to bring in Prantl and Bayne, sending the Buckeyes up again. Kirk gave OSU another comfortable lead with her second home run of the series, and season, a three-run shot.In the fifth inning, Van Zeeland bunted in a run due to an error by Kirk, and Cross continued her stellar weekend with a two-run double. In the following inning, Van Zeeland laid down another RBI bunt to tie the game at nine and send the teams into extra innings.After over three hours of play, time constraints left the game in a tie, closing the series without a clear weekend victor.Coming upOSU is next scheduled to face Penn State in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday before traveling to Piscataway, New Jersey, for a weekend series against Rutgers. First pitch from Buckeye Field is set to be at 4 p.m.