In Part 2 of today’s 100 Days of Summer, let’s look at a big-time play maker who’s just ready to get back on the field.How he got to OSUThe four-star receiver from Wylie East High School (Wylie, Texas) picked Oklahoma State over offers from Michigan, Baylor, Tennessee and several others. He had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for Wylie East including a 1,584 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior which earned him 13-4A all-district honors.What he’s done in StillwaterAteman played in every game as a true freshman in 2013 and finished with 22 receptions including a 51-yard bomb in Oklahoma State’s win over No. 3 Baylor.As a junior in 2015, he was behind only David Glidden and James Washington in receptions (45) and racked up 766 yards and five scores. He boasted a 64.3-percent catch rate and led all OSU receivers averaging 10.9 yards per target according to Football Study Hall.Role in 2017After missing all of 2016 with a lower leg injury, Ateman was granted a medical hardship waiver and is ready to play out his final year in orange. His position coach Kasey Dunn talked about the year he expected for Ateman in 2016.“The kid busted his ass, and he was ready for 2016,” Dunn said. “For him, it was just a devastating blow, and for us, too, because I told several people I thought he might have the biggest year in our receiving corps. James is a talented guy, but Marcell was killing it.”At 6-4, he’s one of Mason Rudolph’s most gifted and versatile weapons on the outside. He’s also got the speed to take the top off of a defense. With his tools and the ridiculous depth and talent at wideout, Ateman’s production should be limited only by his opportunity.“You ask our DBs and they’ll tell you that he’s probably the quickest and hardest off the line vs. press coverage,” Dunn said. “You very rarely see him get jammed, so then you couple that with being 6-4, 6-5, 225 pounds and strong as hell, and it’s hard to cover him.”Noteworthy stats and highlightsAteman had a career-high eight catches for a career-high 132 yards and a score against Iowa State in 2015, his third triple-digit receiving effort. I expect that it won’t be his last.Here’s a look at that career game. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
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And after 23 matches in two seasons he headed “home” to Parramatta to play 15 games for the Eels, approaching very decent form towards the end of season ’18, cynics suggesting because contract negotiations were coming up.Yet with his two suitors – Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons – appearing cold on him, it’s not something Hayne need be concerned with for the time being. On December 10, Hayne, 30, will face court for alleged aggravated sexual assault. If proven it carries a maximum 20-year sentence. Chief executive of the NRL, Todd Greenberg, declared that Hayne’s case has “nothing to do with the NRL”. It’s something that could apply to Hayne himself given he also faces a civil suit for an alleged rape in San Francisco in 2016. Since you’re here… Good luck to Jarryd Hayne on his latest adventure, but is it really a good idea? Matt Cleary On Monday afternoon, November 19, Hayne fronted Sydney’s Castle Hill police station where he was charged with aggravated sexual assault. He did not offer a statement nor answer questions. Ten hours after being charged he was released on $20,000 bail. His passport was seized. He was ordered to report to police three times a week.Police will allege that Hayne bit a woman upon her vagina with such force that she required medical attention the next day. It’s alleged that Hayne met the woman on social media and took a cab to her house in the Hunter Valley, two hours north of Sydney. It’s alleged he asked the driver to wait, meter running, before going inside where he reportedly “tore off” the woman’s clothing and engaged in consensual sex which allegedly became non-consensual. Twenty minutes later he got back in the cab.Police will allege the 26-year-old woman later told Hayne via the social media app: “You’ve hurt me”. It’s been reported that Hayne had been drinking and afterwards continued drinking into the early hours of the next day in a western Sydney bowling club. The woman’s mother – who was present in the house during the alleged assault – will be called as a witness. As will the taxi driver. On Hayne’s return to Castle Hill station, he was swamped by media.Media has always swarmed to Jarryd Hayne; moths to his flame. The rise and rise of the man known as both “Hayne Plane” – for celebrating try-scoring feats with outstretched arms – and “Hayne Train” after his powerful, irrepressible play, is a story of poor kid made good. Brought up in western Sydney by a single mum, he debuted for NSW Blues in the hyper-physical cauldron of State of Origin aged just 19. His run of best-on-ground performances in a storied stretch in 2009 won Parramatta Eels a place in the grand final. He twice won the Dally M Medal for the NRL’s best player.In his pomp, the man was dazzling. He had speed, footwork, evasion, power and skill. There were times he transcended rugby league. And when he took his game to America and made telling runs in pre-season NFL matches, Australia bayed for him. And it wasn’t just Australians. In his first game, #HaynePlane trended on Twitter. A Guardian live blog went viral. The journalist (it was, ahem, this one) was interviewed on ESPN’s Sportscenter. He had job offers from Sports Illustrated. San Francisco Tourism flew him to Levi’s Stadium. Share on Messenger Topics Share via Email Jarryd Hayne accused of rape during time with San Francisco 49ers Support The Guardian Read more Read more NRL Rape and sexual assault NRL star Jarryd Hayne charged with aggravated sexual assault features Yet like the blogger’s “15 minutes”, Hayne Mania waned. He still owned column inches and airtime; Australians still wanted to know. Yet time zones made it difficult – his games were live in Australia at 2.30am. He also didn’t seem to do a lot. In an ill-fated fixture against Baltimore Ravens he fumbled the football, and not for the first time. He was benched, returning to the active roster when other players were injured.The 49ers didn’t make the post-season and coach Jim Tomsula – who’d taken a punt recruiting Hayne – was himself punted. New coach Chip Kelly turned up with a new playbook and Hayne believed, perhaps correctly, that his on-field minutes were not assured. So he quit – to try out for the rugby sevens team of Fiji who were bound for the Rio Olympics.It was typical of Hayne the enigma. Media, associates, opponents, would tell you he’s something of an odd bird, a strange cat. Teammates describe him as equal parts generous and selfish. Vision of Hayne celebrating on his own in an Origin match was used by NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler to decry poor team culture.The greater public of Australia has never really had a handle on him. He’s part of the “happy clapping”, Pentecostal, mega-church Hillsong. He’s always seemed a bit “other”; a celebrity – and not one fans feel they know.Fiji didn’t know if Hayne could play rugby sevens but gave him a go because he was Jarryd Hayne, and it was no skin off their nose. Yet he didn’t have the time, nous or fitness required of a rugby sevens player – much less that of a Fijian rugby sevens player months out from winning Olympic gold in Rio – and back to Australia he came.After assuring Eels fans that if he ever came back to the NRL it would be to Parramatta, Hayne signed with Gold Coast Titans on Australia’s sunshine strip of beaches and bars, and white-shoed realtors. He prayed at Hillsong, became a father with a woman he’d recently met through social media, and was “warned off” by the NRL’s integrity unit after an Instagram post showed him hanging out with a Hell’s Angel associate flashing a fistful of fifties. Jarryd Hayne In the heady days around his debut for San Francisco 49ers, September 15, 2015, Jarryd Hayne drew as much press in Australia as the country’s change of prime minister. Admittedly Australia changes PM relatively frequently – there’s been five in the last 5 years. Yet Hayne’s journey from housing commission kid to rugby league superstar and onwards, outwards, upwards to the big show in America captivated the nation. Australia sport Share on WhatsApp Rugby league Read more Reuse this content
Serie A’s weekend of thrills topped by great entertainers Atalanta again La Liga Read more 16Leganes21-623 Share on Twitter 10Eibar21-426 Girona Share on WhatsApp Topics Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)| GOAL! | Dink, scoop, chip. Whatever you call this kind of finish – Lionel Messi is the master of it 🍟Barcelona lead 2-0! #LaLiga pic.twitter.com/r4PTeBQzLbJanuary 27, 2019 It had been quite an occasion, a match announced by Girona’s captain reading poetry. Montilivi had never been fuller. They belted out the anthem at the start and they chanted for Catalan independence on 17.14, flags unfurled, but mostly they roared their team on, hammering feet on scaffolding stands and shouting. Briefly, the place fell silent apart from one corner of culés and a small smattering of them around the ground when Nélson Semedo scored the first. But it wasn’t quiet for long. The rain came, hard, a heavy curtain of water, but they didn’t depart. A rainbow appeared, hope too. And they kept shouting. They shouted when Cristhian Stuani tumbled, Jordi Alba holding his shirt; when Marc-André ter Stegen saved from Stuani; and when Gerard Piqué cleared Pere Pons’s shot off the line. They shouted when Ter Stegen stopped Stuani again, twice. And when Sergio Busquets slid in to block Aleix García, they thought the goal was coming, but it didn’t. Facebook Sevilla 5-0 Levante, Atlético Madrid 2-0 Getafe, Leganés 2-2 Eibar, Valencia 3-0 Espanyol, Real Valladolid 2-1 Celta Vigo, Girona 0-2 Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Betis, Real Sociedad 0-0 Huesca, Espanyol 2-4 Real Madrid Photograph: Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images Europe PosTeamPGDPts Three days after they had played Copa del Rey quarter-final first legs, three days before they play Copa del Rey quarter-final second legs, Girona were playing Barcelona in the league. This was that game: the one they had announced would be played in the USA, 7,586km away. But when the day arrived, Sunday 4.15pm local time, the thousands of fans making their way there headed along Avinguda Montilivi, not the Ronald Reagan Turnpike. This wasn’t the Hard Rock Stadium, this was home: the city that provides the setting for Game of Thrones rather than Miami Vice and the ground embedded into the rocks out beyond the medieval maze. Leo Messi had come to town, their town, where he was whistled but where he won.And where Javier Tebas lost. The league’s president is $10,000 poorer today, or he would have been if he’d actually put his considerable money where his considerable mouth is. In an interview with CNN, Tebas had said: “I bet you $10,000 that Girona-Barcelona gets played in Miami.” Yet the day before the match, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde grinned: “It’s not in Miami? You don’t say …” Two days before that, Girona manager Eusebio Sacristan had admitted he was as “happy as could be” that they were not about to board a plane across the ocean. And when kick-off came, Spain’s catchiest club anthem boring its way into brains, it came in Catalonia.There were three days to go before the season started when, without warning or consultation, the league announced a €200m, 15-year development deal with Relevent that would include them taking at least one game a season to the US, starting in Miami, and three weeks after that it was revealed that the game chosen would be Girona-Barcelona. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Thank you for your feedback. They shouted when, with 40 minutes still to go, Bernardo was sent off for a second yellow as questionable as the first – “rigorous,” Stuani called it, “a foul and no more” – and they whistled Messi because he was the one who had demanded the card. They were still whistling him when he scored the second, superbly made by Luis Suárez and Alba. Lifting the ball gently over Bono, who later made three more impressive saves, Messi had ended it, as he tends to do. Barcelona had played Russian Roulette, El Mundo said, but they had survived, winning their eighth in a row to keep them five points ahead of Atlético and 10 over Madrid. Messi has scored in the last seven of them; he’s scored or assisted in the last 14 matches.“Miami deserved to see Messi,” Marca wrote (why?), while Sport suggested it was a blessing the game hadn’t been played in the US as “this was not exactly the kind of spectacle that makes people football fans”. Well, that’s what Sport suggested on one page, anyway; on the next, they said: “Miami would have loved to see this.” Which they could on TV, but it was Montilivi that watched it, that lived it, and that would have loved to see a different ending. Montilivi that deserved it, too. “They play some of the best football in Spain,” Alba said, but Girona had been beaten again, extending their run to eight without a win. They were wondering how when they left the stadium and began the short walk home.Talking points• It’s nice to be able to sum up Karim Benzema’s performance at Espanyol in three words: oh, la … la. “Welcome to Miami,” the sign said. Scribbled in black pen on white cardboard and fixed to the fence by the stadium where long lines of tables were laid out and the atmosphere was building, it greeted them as they arrived – football fans heading to the biggest game of the year. Mostly, they strolled from town, through narrow, old streets, yellow ribbons attached to every lamppost, along the river where the houses overlooking the water are brightly coloured, not pastel, across the bridge and up a gentle hill in the sunshine. There, past concrete police controls was another sign, bigger and more professionally produced, yellow letters on a red backdrop covering the stand. “One team, one fanbase, one city,” it declared.And that team, those fans, that city, was Girona. Not Miami. • Another man down? Four in a row without a win since Iago Aspas got injured has left a second Celta manager on the verge of the sack.• Gaizka Garitano keeps going: he was insisting thatit’s not done yet but Athletic, relegation bound when he took over, are up to eleventh11th.• “Either we smash a fist on the desk for fucking once, or this is going to be very, very difficult,” Luis García said after Villarreal were beaten 3-0 by Valencia. At the same time, goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo was questioning his team-mates’ commitment. They’re in trouble. Twitter European club football 4Sevilla211436 Pinterest Lionel Messi scores their second goal. Photograph: Sergio Pérez/Reuters 2Atletico Madrid211944 1Barcelona213749 12Levante21-826 “If the NBA and the NFL do it, why wouldn’t we?” Tebas said, as if they were the same thing. He insisted it would be good for the league, helping its growth, pushing into a key market. There were no figures presented to demonstrate how much of an impact a single game (for now) would make but the rationale was logical and the urgency was understandable: within La Liga, they were well aware of the strength of the Premier League, fearing it could eclipse all else. There was a sense that something had to be done; they had to try, at least. Besides, they reasoned, taking games abroad some day is inevitable, so they should get there first before all those other leagues did it.To start with the idea was welcomed; the doubts and debate came later. It was striking how quickly and easily it was accepted: there were few dissenting voices, no great outcry, no uprising, and in the press it was promoted, a project to get behind. Pretty much no one said much about the fans, but then pretty much no one ever does. Not much was said about the implications for the integrity of the competition either, until Julen Lopetegui raised it. The league said no clubs would be forced to go and plenty offered. Madrid refused. Barcelona and Girona agreed. For a club Girona’s size, a fee of around €3m matters. Jaume Roures, board member and head of Mediapro who own the TV rights to La Liga, declared it would “put Girona in the world”. 5Alaves20-132 Schalke’s fresh Bundesliga start stymied after bruising trip to Berlin 7Valencia21429 15Espanyol21-1124 9Real Sociedad21127 Share on Facebook 8Real Betis21-129 Read more Reuse this content Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)| GOAL! | Karim Benzema benefits from the fine work of Luka Modric to put Real Madrid in front against Espanyol! 👏#LaLiga pic.twitter.com/vMMpyqrGGGJanuary 27, 2019 Quick guide La Liga results Hide 19Villarreal21-818 Barcelona 20Huesca21-2212 13Valladolid21-525 features Sportblog The date and time were announced four months in advance – which is three months and two weeks earlier than January’s other games were announced and even then, some got changed later – and the league offered very attractive compensation packages for fans. Up to 1,500 free flights and tickets for Miami – “we want the US fans to see their passion,” Tebas said – returning on the day; flight, ticket and two days’ hotel in Miami for €450; a 40% discount on their season ticket next year; or (up to 5,000) free tickets for Barcelona-Girona at the Camp Nou. Plans were made, including the suggestion the teams stand for the Spanish national anthem before the match.But it was not so simple. Lopetegui expressed reservations, Madrid making powerful opposition, pulling some of the media with them. A handful of Barcelona players made their irritation public. The players’ union threatened to strike. And the Spanish football federation, who had taken the Super Cup to Tangiers, moved against the proposal. As it was up to the RFEF to authorise the game, as Fifa then backed them, that was basically that.The battle, though, continued and was played out publicly. The contract with Relevent didn’t oblige the league to play games in the US; it only obliged them to do all they could to play games in the US, which might help explain why the fight went on and also why it was acted-out before an audience. There was a petition supposedly from American fans, explicitly presenting them as the true guardians of football, demanding “bring US the game”, and Tebas talked about going to court. But that petition is an empty black page now, and they never stood before a judge. They never went to the US either. Amidst the fighting, Barcelona backed out, appealing for “consensus”.They weren’t going to Miami, after all. Instead, they went to Montilivi, setting off at 10.10am on Sunday morning for the 70-minute drive, and heading back again that evening. They returned with a 2-0 victory, secured in a packed, noisy and sometimes hostile stadium, a proper away game. 18Rayo Vallecano20-1220 14Girona21-524 3Real Madrid21839 17Celta Vigo21-321 Share via Email 11Athletic Bilbao21-426 Share on LinkedIn 6Getafe21731 Share on Pinterest Show Share on Messenger Was this helpful?
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Earlier this week, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach made an interesting prediction regarding former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer’s future. Schlabach predicted that Meyer will sit out the 2019 season before taking the USC job ahead of the 2020 campaign.Schlabach isn’t the first to predict this – Clay Travis did weeks ago – but it’s getting a ton of play. Of course, Ohio State fans on Twitter decided to see what Meyer’s wife Shelley thinks about the idea.Shelley Meyer responded to two different Twitter users about the article. In short, it doesn’t look like she has any interest.In one, she says she isn’t moving. In the other, she implies that Schlabach’s prediction is fake news.Check it out:ESPN Analyst Believes Urban Meyer Will Take Over as USC Head Coach Next Yearhttps://t.co/tPm3TcfMlV— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) January 10, 2019Nope.— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) January 10, 2019What ISN’T? ?♀️— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) January 10, 2019Of course, a lot can change in the next year. Meyer certainly has health problems, but he’s still relatively young and could have the itch to get back into coaching after a year off.Meyer won’t take a small-time job – meaning there are realistically only a few programs he’d return to coaching for. The two most mentioned schools have been USC and Notre Dame.Only time will tell – but it doesn’t look like Meyer’s wife has any interest in him returning to the sport just yet.
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Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsAn Ontario coroner says he will review how Sheridan Hookimaw died and may call an inquest.Dr. Michael Wilson of Thunder Bay made the pledge in a letter released by James Bay-Timmins NDP MP Charlie Angus Wednesday.“I can confirm this death is being further investigated by our office and the family’s request for a discretionary inquest is being reviewed,” Wilson wrote in the letter shared with APTN News.Hookimaw was 13 when she died by suicide in her remote, northern Ontario community.Six months later a wider suicide crisis gripped the Cree community with the chief reporting dozens of teens were considering or attempting to take their own lives. “Canada failed Sheridan. She was ground down into poverty, sickness and hopelessness,” Angus said in an email to APTN. “We need to understand how this tragedy touched off the horrible Attawapiskat suicide crisis of 2016.”Thank you to Dr. Michael Wilson, coroner of Ontario for agreeing to investigate the tragic death of Sheridan Hookimaw. We need a full inquiry as her death touched off the terrible #attawapiskat suicide crisis of 2016. #justiceforsheridan pic.twitter.com/wHSvqRW95K— Charlie Angus NDP (@CharlieAngusNDP) December 6, 2017The family asked for an inquest, with Angus’s help, to explore circumstances that would lead a young teen to such an end.Sheridan’s adoptive mother, Stephanie Hookimaw, said she sees parallels with the seven student deaths in Thunder Bay that triggered a wide-ranging inquest there.“It seems multiple factors contributed to Sheridan’s death. In addition to the bullying she experienced at school, her physical health put Sheridan at greater risk for self-harm, particularly when coupled with the lack of suitable housing available in the community,” she said in the letter to the regional coroner. “Further, much of the medical care she required was not available in Attawapiskat.”In Ontario, a death by suicide does not automatically trigger an inquest, but the coroner does have the discretion to call one if it’s deemed in the public interest.“The family is feeling that Sheridan is forgotten and they want something to come out of the tragedy like healing and changes to the system for the kids,” said aunt Jackie Hookimaw-Witt.“The situation with the young girls is not getting any better. It’s getting worse. They are hoping that when there is an inquiry, the story will come out as to what is really needed.”https://twitter.com/muskegesko/status/938566783224737793Politicians Angus and Gilles Bisson, the NDP-MPP for the region, co-signed a letter to Wilson in favour of an inquest.They said Sheridan may have been exposed to toxic chemicals from contaminated school grounds and she lived with 20 other people in a “house unfit for human habitation.”The letter said the girl tried and failed to get help after facing a suicide death in the family and to deal with bullying.Sheridan was found outdoors by a patrolling Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service officer on Oct. 19, 2015, in an area known locally as the “first rapids.”She suffered from several medical ailments, including asthma, that was aggravated by mould in her home.In the winter of 2014, the sewage link-up to the home failed, triggering a backup that made the home unlivable despite attempts to contain the smell and disinfect the premises using air fresheners and bleach. The backup, which made the mould worse, aggravated the girl’s condition and she was hospitalized in Timmins, Ont.The house was condemned that summer and the family was forced to live in a two-bedroom nurse’s email@example.com
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Electoral officer on Monday said that any action against BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly possessing two voter identity cards can only be taken if the poll authorities receive a complaint in this regard. The Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi candidate Atishi has moved court against the cricketer-turned-politician alleging that he had enrolled as a voter in Rajender Nagar and Karol Bagh Assembly segments in violation of the Representation of the People Act. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”We have come to know through media reports that Gambhir is registered as a voter at more than one place in Delhi. We have not received any complaint in this regard yet. Once we receive a complaint, we will initiate an inquiry and suitable action will follow,” Delhi’s Chief Electoral officer Ranbir Singh said. The Election Commission carries out a routine exercise to detect and delete duplicate entries in the electoral roll before elections. Asked if the authorities failed to detect duplicate entries in Gambhir’s case, an official said, “The process of deleting duplicate entries is carried out through a software. The poll panel cannot be blamed if the software fails to detect such anomalies.” Gambhir, however, rejected the allegation, saying he possesses only one voter identity card. “I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar. I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child at Ramjas Road (in Karol Bagh), but I never voted from or applied for any voter identity card from there,” he had said.
Milloon Kothari, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of an adequate standard of living, told the press in New York that the international community was “duty bound” to intervene on the behalf of the Palestinian people. “We must not lose focus of any aspect of the ongoing violence and occupation, particularly the human impact of land and water confiscation, punitive house demolitions and forced evictions,” he said.The expert cited recent studies describing what appeared to be a systematic consolidation of Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands as more and more Palestinian homes were demolished and Israeli settlers and settlements were implanted. In the past 10 years, Israeli authorities had demolished more than 2,200 residences, displacing some 13,000 Palestinians. At the same time, at least 155 Israeli settlements, home to more than 170,000 Israeli citizens, had been established.Mr. Kothari stressed that the demolition of homes, hoarding of natural resources and other collective punishments that continued unabated in Palestinian areas should be considered war crimes. The psychological effects of all this, particularly on women and children, warranted equal condemnation, he said.Calling attention to the particular impact suffered by youngsters, he said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study had shown that during March and April of this year, 330,000 Palestinian children had been confined to their homes, some 500,000 had been unable to access health and social services, and nearly 600,000 children had been prevented from attending school. “I am particularly concerned that no steps are being taken by the international community to address this situation which is seriously impacting the future generation of Palestinians living in the occupied territories,” he said. The Special Rapporteur also strongly condemned a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision which permitted the seizure and/or demolition of homes and property of the relatives of suspected participants in suicide bombings. That law clearly contravened international legal and humanitarian instruments, namely the Fourth Geneva Convention and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The only way to end the tragic Middle East crisis was to bring an end to the occupation, he said. That objective could only be reached through the immediate dismantling of all illegal settlements, halting expansion and planning of new settlements, placing a moratorium on land confiscation and house demolition for any purpose, and restoring public and private Palestinian land to its rightful owners.
Hundreds of key global decision-makers are gathering in Kenya today for the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), aiming to tackle some of the most critical issues facing our planet, from the air pollution that kills millions of people every year to an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction. Held at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, UNEA is the world’s most powerful decision-making body on the environment. This year, leaders will seek to pass a raft of resolutions, including those on food waste, the fading health of oceans, the world’s natural capital, and sustainable consumption and production. Addressing the opening session, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner noted that since the first UNEA held in 2014, “the environment has shifted from the margins of attention to the centre of global decision making.”“It now runs through the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreementon climate change, establishing UNEA as the ‘World Parliament for the Environment,’ he said, stressing that UNEA is the only platform outside of the UN General Assembly to have universal representation.UNEA also works with stakeholders and experts from the financial, legislative and scientific communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector and provides an interface between science, policy and action.Mr. Steiner urged participants to focus on action and use this first global decision-making platform since the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement to review and accelerate progress.He said UNEA-2, which will continue through 27 May, will feature a three-day Sustainable Innovation Symposium to garner private sector engagement, the launch of a new global campaign to end the illegal trade in wildlife, and the mid-term review of the Montevideo Programme on Environmental Law.He urged UNEA to show “we can move fast enough and hard enough to create a healthy planet, with healthy people, which leaves no one behind – which means less talk, more action.”Environmental impacts are responsible for the deaths of more than one quarter of all children under the age of fiveA series of ground-breaking UNEP reports will also be released during UNEA-2. Published today, Healthy Environment, Healthy People warns that environmental impacts are responsible for the deaths of more than one quarter of all children under the age of five, the report states.The report – compiled by UNEP, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions – estimates that environmental degradation and pollution cause up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts annually, highlighting the importance of a healthy environment to achieving the 2030 Agenda. The report finds that in 2012, an estimated 12.6 million deaths were attributable to deteriorating environment conditions, or 23 per cent of the total.Climate change is exacerbating the scale and intensity of environment-related health risks. Estimates from the WHO indicate that 250,000 additional deaths could occur each year between 2030 and 2050, mostly from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress, as a result of climate change.Mr. Steiner said, “By depleting the ecological infrastructure of our planet and increasing our pollution footprint, we incur an ever-growing cost in terms of human health and well-being. From air pollution and chemical exposure to the mining of our natural resource base, we have compromised our life support systems.Other reports include Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics: Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change, which found that between 4.8-12.7 million tonnes of global plastic production ended up in the ocean as a result of inadequate solid waste management in 2014. Gender and Plastic Management looked at the differing roles of men and women in plastic use and consumption, identifying women in wealthy regions as important stakeholders in reducing plastics in basic consumer goods.2016 Global Report on the Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint found that efforts to tackle lead in paint are advancing. As of early 2016, 70 of 196 countries worldwide, or 36 per cent, had established legally binding limits on lead in paint.UNEP Frontiers found that there has been a worldwide increase in emerging zoonotic diseases, outbreaks of epidemic zoonoses, a rise in foodborne zoonoses and a troubling persistence of neglected zoonotic diseases in poor countries.
“Planning and forecasts can be significantly improved if data on maritime transport networks are included in the relevant policy processes, such as negotiating trade deals and transport infrastructure development plans,” said Mukhisa Kituyi, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in a news release announcing the findings. According to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport, lack of access is particularly challenging for landlocked developing countries, small island developing States and least developed countries leading to fewer, unreliable and expensive transport connections. These obstacles also further widen the rift between the best- and worst-connected countries, added the news release, calling for increased interconnectedness between national, regional and intercontinental liner shipping services. “In many countries, domestic shipping services for [transport of goods] are protected from foreign competition. Such market restrictions can lead to unnecessary inefficiencies and a loss of maritime connectivity,” it noted. Furthermore, well-designed policies allowing – under clearly defined conditions – international shipping lines to also carry domestic or international cargo from feeder vessels can enhance both the competitiveness of a nation’s seaports and the access of importers and exporters to international shipping services, highlighted UNCTAD. Explaining the benefits, Shamika N. Sirimanne, the Director of the Technology and Logistics Division at UNCTAD said: “Fostering competition among ports is important to ensure that port operators maximize efficiency and pass on efficiency gains to their clients.” Equally important is improving multimodal transport links: efficient regional trucking markets, inland waterways, rail and road infrastructure, and transit regimes all have an important role to play. Importance of direct connectionsUNCTAD research also revealed that four in five trading country-pairs do not have a direct connection between them which in turn leads to lesser trade between them. “A key question for trade and transport analysts is whether there are no direct connections between the two countries because there is not enough demand, or […] because the two trading partners are not well connected,” highlighted Jan Hoffmann, the Chief of the Trade Logistics Branch at UNCTAD. Improving links can, therefore, help boost trade between countries, lower costs associated and also help improve connectivity. Source: Review of Maritime Transport 2017 report | UNCTAD
Senior defenseman Justin DaSilva (25) deflects a shot from a Michigan player during a game on Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Kaley Rentz / Lantern reporterBlocking shots is considered to be a game tactic by some, and desperation hockey by others.That seems to have been the dilemma throughout the NHL recently, and now the topic has found its way into the world of college hockey.According to the the website SportingCharts.com, a blocked shot is “an attempted shot on net that is prevented from reaching the net due to being blocked or deflected by an opponent.”For the Ohio State men’s hockey team, blocked shots have always important. Last season, the Buckeyes ranked seventh in the NCAA with 15.54 blocks per game.Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple said for a shooter to get the puck to the net, they might have to go through three or four players before the puck even reaches the goalie.“As a defenseman, if a puck is up at the blue line and the other team shoots it, it’s up to the forward line to block it. If it goes through them, it’s on the defenseman to try and block it,” Dalrymple said. “You always want to have two to three layers before the puck gets to the goal.”With the Big Ten leading the way in blocked shots last season with three teams in the top 10, putting bodies in front of the puck has become a game tactic and a reason for success.“If you’re in the lanes, you have to sacrifice your body for the team,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.Dalrymple added sometimes “you have to take it for the team.”“When you get back to the bench, everyone is just giving you high-fives and hugging you, so it’s well worth it,” he said.Twenty-eight games into the season, the Buckeyes are averaging 16.36 blocked shots per game, with Dalrymple leading the way with 44 total blocks.During the Michigan series, OSU totaled 43 blocked shots, with 27 of those coming from Friday night’s 5-3 win against the Wolverines.Senior defenseman Justin DaSilva said blocked shots are a part of the “playoff hockey” mentality that Rohlik has been emphasizing over the past couple of weeks.“Coach has been screaming at us to block more and more shots and the more we do it in practice, the more it will happen in games,” DaSilva said. “Once the whole team starts doing it, it’s hard for the other team to have any offense going.”Last season, DaSilva led the NCAA with 2.74 blocked shots per game.But for the 6-foot-6-inch, 215-pound defenseman from Cambridge, Ontario, blocked shots haven’t always been in the gameplan.“Before coming to college, I was never a guy that would block shots,” DaSilva said. “But then coming here and learning what it takes to win games and do what it takes to help your team and help the goalies out, blocked shots are huge. You’re potentially saving a goal.”For OSU, blocked shots seem to be more about determination than desperation. Dalrymple said blocking a shot is just as important as scoring a goal for the Buckeyes.“If your teammates see you block one or two shots in your shift, they get excited. I mean, you never know if that shot would have gone in, maybe (would’ve) been a goal,” Dalrymple said. “Everyone is happy and cheering you on.“When you see someone blocking shots, it makes you think, ‘I want to work hard like that guy, I want to get congratulated like he does,’” he said.The Buckeyes won’t be backing down on their shot-blocking tactics as they prepare to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.“They like to shoot the puck from anywhere,” Dalrymple said. “So of course blocking shots is going to be just as big of a focus.”After splitting a series against Penn State (16-10-4, 8-5-1-0) earlier this season, the Buckeyes (9-17-2, 4-10-0) are looking to keep the Nittany Lions’ offense on the outside.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Penn State at the Schottenstein Center on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Thad Matta stands on the sidelines during a game against Minnesota. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorAn early season menace is set to rear its head again for the Ohio State Buckeyes.Just less than a month ago, Penn State — led by redshirt-junior guard D.J. Newbill and his 25 points — came to Columbus and ripped OSU’s heart out, defeating the Buckeyes, 71-70, in overtime.In the 10 seasons that coach Thad Matta has been at the helm of the men’s basketball program, it was the first time the Buckeyes lost to the Nittany Lions, and it came six days after they beat Illinois to snap a four-game skid.“Top 25 teams at home don’t lose these games,” senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the loss Jan. 29. “And we lost.”Since the rock-bottom feeling of losing their fifth game out of seven during January, the Buckeyes have been on a tear this month, notching six wins and only losing once.“I think we’re a different team. We learned from that loss, we know that we didn’t come out with the intensity and the toughness we needed to win,” junior forward Sam Thompson said Wednesday. “We allowed them to push us around a little bit on our home floor. We allowed them to go into a rhythm on both ends of the floor and really dictate the way that game was played.”Following the loss to the Nittany Lions, Thompson was inserted into the starting lineup, a move that has proved to be beneficial, as he has averaged 8.1 points per game to up his season average to 7.5.It appears as if the Buckeyes are playing with an added motivation lately as well, as they continue to make a push for one of the top four seeds in the Big Ten Tournament and the first-round bye that comes with it. A strong finish to the season will aid OSU’s case for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament as well.“The rest of the season is definitely desperation for us, especially wanting to get a high seed in the NCAA Tournament. With the way the Big Ten’s going, a lot of teams have been losing — that’s a great thing for us so we can move up,” junior forward LaQuinton Ross said Wednesday. “I think the rest of the season, everybody in the locker room knows what’s at stake.”That starts Thursday in State College, Pa., as No. 22 OSU looks to stay hot as it is set to take on Penn State (13-14, 4-10, tied for last in the Big Ten) at 7 p.m.“It’s amazing when you go back and look at where we were at (against Penn State) and kind of the level that we’ve been playing at. We put ourselves in a really good position, but just could not make the plays,” Matta said Tuesday. “I think we’re showing signs of getting a lot better.”Newbill carried the Nittany Lions down the stretch in round one against the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6, fourth in the Big Ten), scoring their last six points in regulation and then four in overtime. Matta said in order to prevent that from happening this time around, it has to be a team effort.“He can get you in so many different ways. So I think from the standpoint, it does take everyone on the floor doing their part,” Matta said. “If one guy rotates, then we gotta help the helper. It’s definitely a team effort to guard a guy like that.”Thompson said although he made some big plays last month in Columbus, Newbill’s late game heroics were also a product of mental errors by OSU.“Not taking anything away from him, he hit some big shots, but the shot at the end of regulation, that’s a messed up switch on our part on a guard-to-guard dribble hand off,” Thompson said. “We usually switch those, we didn’t switch that and Newbill got a wide-open look.”Matta said those mental errors have since been corrected.“I think that there’s more accountability, in terms of the respect they have to have to do the job,” Matta said. “In that game … there was a lot of things that happened that maybe we could have controlled better that we didn’t do, so yeah, you look back at those and say, ‘This can’t happen again.’”OSU used a giant second half Saturday to take down Minnesota, 64-46, and Thompson helped the team to get trending in the right direction.“I like where we are as a team right now. I think that we’re peaking at the right time. Offensively we have a certain swagger about us, defensively we’re really turning it up, so we’re playing some of the best defensive basketball that we’ve played,” Thompson said. “Individually, you have guys getting into rhythms, really contributing for this team. So I like where we are right now. Like we’ve always said, we have a veteran basketball team, so everyone has been here before and we’re looking to make a run.”
“There seems to be a shift towards subjects which have more… The number of 18-year-olds taking English has plummeted to 72,015, the lowest number since 2001 when the Joint Council for Qualifications’ records began. Barnaby Lenon, chair of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), said that the decline in English has been a “noticeable trend” in recent years, across both private and state schools. Fewer pupils than ever are taking English A-level as experts claim that career-savvy students now favour more “employable” subjects. English remains one of the most popular A-levels, but last year its entries fell by 8.4 per cent, which is the biggest year-on-year decline the subject has seen in 17 years.
A new collaboration agreement between Inmarsat and Microsoft will enable Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through their Industrial Internet of Things solutions to the Microsoft Azure IoT platform.Under the agreement, Microsoft Azure customers will also be able to access Inmarsat’s global satellite communications network, enabling them to connect their IoT infrastructure to cloud-based applications via the world’s most reliable mobile connectivity network.The collaboration will initially focus on the delivery of Industrial IoT-based solutions to the agriculture, mining, transportation and logistics sectors, supporting digitalisation and visibility across the global supply chain. Customers will gain access to a variety of tools that will help connect anything to anything, bringing together assets in the physical world with applications in the digital world, no matter how remote the location.Tara MacLachlan, Inmarsat’s Vice President of Industrial IoT Strategy, said: “This collaboration with Microsoft Azure is central to our Industrial IoT strategy and will enable our customers to access the data generated and processed by our intelligent edge IoT solutions, regardless of where their infrastructure is located.“Analysing this data and using it to optimise operations is where the fundamental value of IoT resides, and the applications that Microsoft can deliver through Azure and IoT cloud solutions will be critical to delivering this value to our customers.”Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, added: “Our relationship with Microsoft Azure will provide customers with the reliable global connectivity and cloud services they need to take advantage of the Internet of Things wherever they are. Industrial IoT solutions have the potential to bring transparency and intelligence to the global supply chain and by partnering with Microsoft we are making it easier and faster than ever for businesses from all sectors to exploit the technology and achieve competitive advantage.”Sam George, Director of Azure IoT, said: “Microsoft Azure is being built as the world’s computer; extending the reach of our cloud through IoT and intelligent edge services. Our goal is to enable customers to take advantage of connected IoT solutions no matter where they are in their journey. With Inmarsat, customers across industries, from agriculture to mining and logistics sectors, will benefit from the power of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge with global satellite connectivity in the most remote parts of the globe.”“Inmarsat is a leading provider of mobile satellite connectivity for Industrial IoT deployments across the global supply chain. It has a proven and unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable commercial mobile satellite networks, sustaining business critical applications for 40 years. Its award-winning services are enabling end-to-end transparency across the production, extraction, manufacture and multi-modal transportation of goods.”“Inmarsat owns and operates the world’s most reliable L-band satellite network offering 99.9% availability suitable for critical IoT applications, rugged and energy efficient terminals, and low latency data transmission. It is the ideal connectivity solution for enabling monitoring and automation applications in remote and hostile environments.”
Image: Google Street View Share19 Tweet Email1 File photo Image: Google Street View Feb 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3252757 File photo A 52-YEAR-OLD woman who was attacked and injured by a loose dog in a public park has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injuries against South Dublin County Council.Circuit Civil Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke told Joanne Stewart that it would be excessive and unreasonable to impose an obligation on the local authority to ensure no dog, other than those on a lead, ever got into the park.It was not the intention and effect of the Control of Dogs Act that the council was under an obligation to police the park 24 hours a day to ensure that no stray dogs entered or that no dog was allowed off a lead, the judge said.Stewart, of St John’s Wood, Clondalkin, Dublin, claimed that in September 2012 she was walking her dog on a lead in Corkagh Park, Dublin, when she felt a “massive tug on the back of her left knee and right arm.”She said she had been knocked down and hurt herself on the sharp edge of a path margin. She had got up to be faced with a tan boxer dog with a white chest looking at her.Stewart told the court that she felt a severe pain in her right arm and could not move it. A man had asked her if the dog had attacked her and had offered to walk her home.She had later attended a hospital where X-rays revealed a fracture in her right elbow. She had undergone surgery and had suffered pain in her arm for several months following the incident.Stewart told barrister John Doherty, who appeared with Good and Murray Smith Solicitors for the local authority, that her wound had left a visible scar and she still had difficulty when trying to extend her arm.She claimed that according to the Control of Dogs Act 1986, South Dublin County Council was, in the circumstances, the owner of the dog and had permitted it to run loose in the park.Mr Doherty told the court that South Dublin County Council, which denied negligence in a full defence, could not be considered as the dog owner who was a person unknown and who obviously had been in breach of the Council’s by-laws.He said there was dog run in the park which permitted dog owners to take the animals off their lead but the area was secure and away from the place of the incident. The local authority had also denied that there had been a defect on the footpath.Judge Groarke said the 300-acre park was open to the public 24/7 and there had been no prohibition on people taking their dogs into the park but on condition that the council’s bye-laws were respected.He was satisfied the council, in law, was not the dog owner as there was no evidence it permitted the animal to remain in the park at any time.Read: Thief who broke into isolated home of All-Ireland winning captain jailed for nine monthsRead: Convicted: Woman killed former partner and left body in back garden Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Saurya Cherfi Woman attacked by dog in public park loses €60k damages claim against council Joanne Stewart was attacked by a boxer dog in Corkagh Park in Dublin. Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 6:30 AM 30,197 Views No Comments
Séisme en Haïti : 100.000 personnes pourraient avoir trouvé la mortHaïti – Si aucun bilan précis ne peut être établi suite au séisme de magnitude 7 qui a touché Haïti mardi, le nombre de morts pourrait, d’après le Premier ministre haïtien Jean-Max Bellerive, s’élever à plus de 100.000.Alors que la communauté internationale se mobilise aux côtés du peuple haïtien pour tenter de retrouver et sauver les survivants du tremblement de terre qui a touché le pays et tout particulièrement sa capitale Port-au-Prince, le gouvernement se montre très pessimiste quant au nombre de victimes.Mercredi soir, sur la chaîne CNN, le Premier ministre a déclaré craindre que le bilan du séisme soit “bien au-dessus de 100.000 morts”. Le président haïtien René Préval évoque de son côté un possible bilan de 30 à 50.000 morts. Ressentie jusqu’à Cuba, la violence de la secousse s’est concentrée sur la région de Port-au-Prince où vivent quelque 4 millions d’habitants. De très nombreux bâtiments tels que le Parlement, des hôpitaux, des écoles et la quasi-totalité des immeubles de plus d’un étage se sont écroulés, laissant présager que ce sont par dizaines de milliers que seront comptés les cadavres.Didier Le-Bret, ambassadeur français à Haïti, évoque une situation “épouvantable” alors que “le peu de moyens dont disposaitPort-au-Princeà travers son service de pompiers a été enseveli dès la première secousse”. Et de raconter que les survivants hagards, “avec leur seule bonne volonté, cherchent à retrouver les cadavres sous les décombres”.Si les secours envoyés par la communauté internationale et les ONG commencent à arriver à Haïti, la tour de contrôle de l’aéroport s’est effondrée et les pistes ne sont plus alimentées en électricité, empêchant tout atterrissage de nuit et engendrant une saturation de l’aéroport en journée. “Trois avions français apportant du matériel et du personnel médical sont arrivés mercredi soir en Haïti” a indiqué Bernard Kouchner avant d’annoncer que 91 Français blessés, dont sept grièvement, ont pu être évacués vers des hôpitaux de Martinique et de Guadeloupe.Le 14 janvier 2010 à 15:51 • Emmanuel Perrin
WWE has uploaded a video (above) featuring comments from Rhyno after he was “fired” following last night’s RAW from Houston.Rhyno lost a “loser is fired” match last night against Heath Slater.Excerpt courtesy of Mike Tedesco’s live RAW recap:Rhyno punches Slater down and bounces him in the corner. Rhyno hits a short-arm clothesline and puts him in the corner again. Rhyno whips him to the opposite corner and hits a running shoulder. Rhyno again whips him to the corner and goes for a shoulder, but Slater moves. Slater hits a neckbreaker and pins him for the win.Rhyno looks stunned, and Slater looks very sad. Slater leaves the ring while Rhyno looks on with his head down.Not long after the match, Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin informed Slater that he would no longer be a wrestler on RAW and instead a referee, per the storyline.PWInsider reports that Rhyno is scheduled to be part of WWE’s upcoming South American tour that begins on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile. So, as of now, this appears only to be a storyline and not a retirement for Rhyno as assumed by many. WhatsApp Twitter Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
#Traffic Notice: On Sunday, April 14 btwn 2 PM & 4 PM the MacArthur Cswy WB lanes will be closed with intermittent closures on the EB lanes, due to filming for a major motion picture. Please utilize the Venetian or the Julia Tuttle during this time: https://t.co/YrNhs3vMq4 pic.twitter.com/Wja2oXo0hD— City of Miami Beach (@MiamiBeachNews) April 1, 2019The film is set for release in January 2020. MIAMI (WSVN) – Actor Will Smith was spotted shooting a scene for the third installment of his cop-buddy movie “Bad Boys for Life” at Jose Marti Park.Filming in Miami for the movie will take place all month.Parts of Ocean Drive will be closed next Wednesday through Friday, and parts of the MacArthur Causeway will be shut down on April 14. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Women who face heavy psychological pressures at work are more likely to gain weight, a study claims. The study, published in the journal International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, included data from over 3,872 participants in Sweden. “We were able to see that high job demands played a part in women’s weight gain, while for men there was no association between high demands and weight gain,” said Sofia Klingberg, researcher at University of Gothenburg.The participants in the study were investigated on three occasions over a 20-year period with respect to such variables as body weight and demands and control at work. They were followed either from age 30 to 50 or from 40 to 60. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo estimate the level of job demands, the respondents were asked about their work pace, psychological pressures, whether there was enough time for their duties and how often the demands made were contradictory. The questions about control at work covered such matters as how often they learned something new; whether the job called for imagination or advanced skills; and whether the respondent was personally able to choose what to do and how to do it. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe results show that the respondents with a low degree of control in their work more frequently gained considerable weight, defined as a weight gain of 10 per cent or more, in the course of the study. This applied to women and men alike. On the other hand, long-term exposure to high job demands played a part only for women. In just over half of the women who had been subjected to high demands, a major increase in weight took place over the 20 years. This gain in weight was some 20 per cent higher than in women subject to low job demands.”When it came to the level of demands at work, only the women were affected,” Klingberg said. “We haven’t investigated the underlying causes, but it may conceivably be about a combination of job demands and the greater responsibility for the home that women assume. This may make it difficult to find time to live a healthy life,” Klingberg said. Having had or not had an academic education does not explain the associations in the study. Neither do quality of diet or other lifestyle factors. However, information about dietary intake comes from respondents themselves, with a certain risk of incorrect reporting. At the same time, given the problems associated with work-related stress, the study is relevant in terms of public health. The researchers think identification of groups who are susceptible to stress and efforts to reduce work-related stress would likely achieve a decrease not only in weight gain but also in the incidence of ill health PTI
April 9, 2015 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects record shipments for its new Galaxy S6 smartphones and said it will struggle to meet demand for the curved-edged version due to production constraints, adding to hopes for a turnaround in mobile sales.The S6 models are widely expected to sell briskly following a string of positive reviews, boosting prospects for an earnings recovery in 2015. This week, the company estimated its January-March operating profit to be its highest in three quarters, which analysts said was partly because Samsung put its own chips in the new phones.Samsung expects the flat screen S6 to sell more than the higher-margin S6 edge – priced about $120 more in South Korea – but mobile chief J.K. Shin said at a media event on Thursday the firm won’t be able to keep up with demand for the latter model in the near term because the curved screens are harder to manufacture.”Some carriers are switching existing orders to get more of the S6 edge, and it looks like demand for the model will exceed supply throughout this year,” said HMC Investment analyst Greg Roh. “That means average selling price will fall at a slower rate, which will have a positive impact on Samsung overall.”Samsung has not disclosed its shipment record for the handset. Analysts regard the Galaxy S3 as its best-selling model overall, though they estimate the Galaxy S4 to have done better in its initial year, when a model is most profitable.Nomura estimated that Samsung sold 80 million S3s in three years from its 2012 launch, and 43 million S4s from the model’s April 2013 launch to the end of that year. Some analysts say Samsung could ship 50 million or more S6 phones this year.Samsung’s Shin also said the South Korean electronics maker is preparing a variety of wearable devices, including a new version of its Gear smartwatch, but did not give specifics. Arch-rival Apple Inc is due to roll out its much-anticipated smartwatch on April 24.Qualcomm Still a PartnerShin acknowledged that Samsung opted for its own mobile processor and modem chip in the Galaxy S6 instead of equivalents from U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc.Samsung previously relied heavily on Qualcomm chips for its flagship phones, but recent reports based on dismantling Samsung’s handsets showed the firm replaced many Qualcomm chips with its own. Shin said the companies remain close partners.”We have to use the best engines to make our products competitive, which is why we opted to use our own chips,” Shin said. “But we may very well end up using products from Qualcomm again in the next Galaxy phone.”The new Galaxy devices go on sale in 20 countries on Friday.(Additional reporting by Sohee Kim; Editing by Tony Munroe, Edwina Gibbs and Christopher Cushing) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »