How Donald Trump Will Spoil Marriage Prospects of Indian Techies

first_imgIndian IT engineers have been prized catches in the marriage market but slowly they are losing their hot status. Layoffs, pay cuts and US visa restrictions have taken the sheen off an Indian software engineer’s job. Now the Donald Trump administration is terminating a provision which will further narrow the marriage prospects of Indian IT engineers. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Slaughter admits dealing with chemistry issues in 1st game back for Ginebra

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Big 2nd half propels Meralco over debuting Ginebra Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESAfter being on the sidelines for nearly a year due to an ACL injury, Barangay Ginebra center Greg Slaughter admitted he is still groping for form.And it showed on Sunday night when Slaughter played his first game in 10 months.The Gin Kings were obviously a bigger team with the 7-foot Slaughter back in tow, but they also played differently as they tried to incorporate the Cebuano giant back into the system.“I think we just have some chemistry to figure out, you know? I’m coming in after over a year, during that time we really had a lot of success, so it’s up to me to try to figure out how to fit in with everyone,” Slaughter told reporters after Ginebra lost to Meralco, 93-78.“We have a different style of play now. So I’m looking how I can fit in, help everyone else, compliment our team to be better.”Known for its running game, Ginebra had just one fastbreak point while Meralco had 18. The Kings also had as many assists (22) as turnovers (21).“I think we started out well, but kinda lost our chemistry in that second half. We gave up a lot of easy fastbreak points. We didn’t have any fastbreak going on. I think we scored one point,” Slaughter noted.“I think that rebounds were out of control. That’s up to me, Japeth, and Justin and figure out with our big lineup how we’re going to control them rebounds because with a lineup with our size, I don’t think there should be any game where we lose rebounds.”Slaughter finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in a little over 30 minutes of play.He said he feels “better than before” but his timing is still off after the long layoff.“Still trying to find my timing and I’m trying to find how I can fit in with the guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

IPL 2016: Dinesh Karthik, bowlers help Gujarat Lions go top

first_imgGujarat Lions came up with an all-round effort to outclass Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) comprehensively with five wickets and 12 balls to spare in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. (Full IPL Coverage)With the win, Gujarat go atop the points table with seven wins from 11 outings. Dinesh Karthik top scored for the visitors with a 29-ball 51, while Aaron Finch contributed with a quickfire 29 to their total of 164/5. (Scorecard)Chasing Kolkata’s 158/4, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCulllum helped Gujarat get off to a bit of a flyer. However, the latter seemed to have edged one-through to the keeper in the second over but there was no appeal from the hosts. The partnership lasted just 5.3 overs but by then the Lions had gathered 42 runs.Smith (27) was clean bowled by Shakib Al Hasan and then McCullum (29) after smashing Morne Morkel for a 17-run over was out caught at long on. The double blow brought a huge smile on KKR co-owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan who had come in without his son AbRam.But the innings did not show any signs of running out of steam as Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik got together to knit another brisk partnership. By the end of 10 overs the Lions were comfortably placed at 89/2.The stand went on for a few more overs which got the Lions closer to the target. But, with 43 runs required, Raina perished trying to hook an Andre Russell delivery.Finch who came in next did not hang around much and started clobbering the bowlers. He smashed 31 runs off the 15th and 16th over.advertisementThough Brad Hogg got rid of Karthik in the next and Finch got run-out, it was too little too late for the men-in-purple.Earlier in the evening, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib Al Hasan’s unconquered fifth wicket stand of 134 rescued KKR after a disastrous start and helped them post a challenging total.Hasan remained unbeaten with a 49-ball 66, while Pathan carried his bat through with a knock of 63 from 41 deliveries. For the Lions, Praveen Kumar returned figures of 2-19 on a wicket that helped him swing the leather.Put into bat, it was Uthappa for KKR who started on the right note slamming two back-to-back boundaries of Dhawal Kulkarni. But then in the very next over, veteran pacer Pravin Kumar got rid of Gautam Gambhir and then Manish Pandey.Barely had KKR recovered from the double jolt, Uthappa, who was looking dangerous, headed back to the dugout. Next it was Suryakumar Yadav who perished as Suresh Raina held onto an incredible slip catch.After six overs, the Knights were tottering at 28/4.The hosts finally got hold of some momentum as Pathan hammered Chinaman bowler Shivil Kaushik for 14 runs in the 10th over.Though it was not easy hitting the long ball in such humid conditions, Pathan managed to pierce the gap time and again. Hasan – dropped by Pravin Tambe in the seventh over – too played his role by giving his partner much of the strike.The Bangladesh batsman brought up his side’s hundred next in the 16th over with a monstrous six. And Pathan completed his fifty a little later.Hasan, who had been playing second fiddle finally found his feet in the 18th over as he lofted Dwayne Bravo for two back-to-back sixes.In the last two overs, KKR amassed 25 runs to finish on a strong note.Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 158/4 (Shakib Al Hasan 66, Yusuf Pathan 63; Praveen Kumar 2-19) vs Gujarat Lions: 164/5 (Dinesh Karthik 51, Aaron Finch 29)last_img read more


first_imgSharapova said she first prescribed the Latvian-made drug, typically used for heart conditions, for medical reasons in 2006. She could have been barred from competing for up to four years. “Today with their decision of a two-year suspension, the ITF tribunal unanimously concluded that what I did was not intentional,” Sharapova said. “The tribunal found that I did not seek treatment from my doctor for the purpose of obtaining a performance enhancing substance. “The ITF spent tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules and the tribunal concluded I did not.” The ban throws into doubt the on-court future of Sharapova, a 29-year-old Russian who is one of the most well-known and — thanks to a wide array of endorsements — highest-earning athletes in the world. She is a former top-ranked player who is one of 10 women in tennis history with a career Grand Slam — at least one title from each of the sports four most important tournaments. So much came so easily for her at the start: Wimbledon champion in 2004 at age 17; No. 1 in the rankings at 18; U.S. Open champion at 19; Australian Open champion at 20. An operation to her right shoulder in 2008 took her off the tour for months, and her ranking dropped outside the top 100. But she worked her way back, and in 2012, won the French Open, then added a second title in Paris two years later. Sharapova hasnt played since a quarterfinal loss to Serena Williams at this years Australian Open, and she is ranked 26th this week. Sharapova and the Russian team had hoped she would be cleared in time to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, but after the ruling Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev told the Tass news agency that Ekaterina Makarova would replace her. Meldonium increases blood flow, which improves exercise capacity by carrying more oxygen to the muscles. In April, citing a lack of scientific evidence about how long the drug remains in a persons system, WADA said that provisional suspensions may be lifted if it is determined that an athlete took meldonium before it went on the list of banned substances. About 200 athletes tested positive for meldonium this year from various sports and countries — many, like Sharapova, were Russian — and some said the drug stayed in their systems for months even though they stopped using it in 2015. “It is important at all times for players to be aware of the rules and to follow them, In this case, Maria has taken responsibility for her mistake from the outset,” WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement. “The WTA will continue to follow this closely and we hope it will be resolved as soon as possible.” AP AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Still in the playoff race

first_imgWhat’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “This was a do-or-die game for us,” said Jarencio moments after the Batang Pier stunned a streaking NLEX Road Warriors, 102-94, on  Wednesday night to stay in the playoff race for the PBA Governors’ Cup.“It was a total team effort,” added Jarencio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMichael Qualls spearheaded NorthPort’s bid at Smart Araneta Coliseum, finishing with 36 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.The Batang Pier improved to 4-7 to collar Columbian Dyip at seventh place, still inside the circle of eight teams that will make the playoffs, a berth they can seal with a victory over powerhouse Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We had a bad start but the players really wanted to win this game,” said Jarencio, who wished his college team good luck before it played University of the Philippines in a knockout match at Mall of Asia Arena also on Wednesday. “Things became better for us in the second and third quarters.NLEX dropped just its second game in 10 assignments and had little at stake for the squad, which already has twice-to-beat protection in the semifinals.Manny Harris, who went off to a scorching start that had NorthPort trailing by 15 early, finished with 34 points to lead NLEX, which welcomed back guard Kevin Alas from a long layoff due to an ACL injury.Kiefer Ravena added 16 points for the Road Warriors, who saw their five-game win run halted.Christian Standhardinger also came up huge for NorthPort, knocking down 23 points and grabbing 19 rebounds. Sean Anthony added 19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Priority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READcenter_img Another former UST Tiger, Kevin Ferrer, added nine points including timely shots that helped fuel the Batang Pier’s rally.In the other game, the Alaska Aces also kept their gasping bid alive by edging the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 105-102.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? PFF hookup with Qatar now for age-group plans Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAbout 17 kilometers south of his location, Pido Jarencio’s old college squad had just won a third straight do-or-die game to make it to the championship.The stakes may not have been as high, but Jarencio, the former University of Santo Tomas player and coach, led his NorthPort squad to what he calls a no-tomorrow win of its own.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

AEK Ends Greek Season with First League Title in 24 Years (Vid & Pics)

first_imgATHENS (AP) — AEK Athens has won its first Greek league title since 1994.Sergio Araujo’s 34th-minute strike, off a Marko Livaja cross, gave AEK a 1-0 win against host Apollon in its last game of the season on Saturday.AEK fans, who filled Apollon’s stands, celebrated there and on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia where AEK has been based for most of its history, and where it will move again once a new stadium is built.AEK finished six points ahead of runner-up PAOK, which beat last-place Platanias 3-0.PAOK might have been the champion but lost home games to defending champion Olympiakos and AEK. Nonetheless, PAOK fans cheered their team, shouting “Here are the real champions.” AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)AEK fans celebrate on a short march to the Athens suburb of Nea Filadelfia the first Greek league title since 1994. (Photo by Eurokinissi)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Stats: England win in their 1000th Test despite Virat Kohli brilliance

first_imgEngland emerged victorious in their 1000th Test. Ben Stokes took the wicket of Virat Kohli as England won the first Test at Edgbaston by 31runs on Saturday.As India succumbed to yet another loss in England, success has eluded Asian teams for the 17th straight Test match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. A record which dates back to 1962 and is the worst in the world.The win was also England’s narrowest margin of victory (31 runs) over India in the history of cricket between these two nations. The lowest though involving the two still remains India’s 24-run win over England in Kolkata in the 1972-73 season.India vs England 1st Test – As it happened | Highlights | Scorecard | Match ReportIncidentally the loss also ranks second in the list of India’s narrowest defeats by runs outside the subcontinent in Tests and is fourth overall. India’s 16-run defeat to Australia in Brisbane in 1977-78, tops the list.Needing 194 for a victory on the morning of the fourth day’s play, India resumed their chase on 110/5. But it swung strongly England’s way during an occasionally bad-tempered morning session when Stokes trapped Kohli leg before wicket for 51, leaving India on 141-7 despite an unsuccessful appeal by the India captain.That moment when you go 1-0 up in the series!Well played boys.More clips:https://t.co/8XNkN8QrlT pic.twitter.com/bVIbHxwuAhEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) August 4, 2018Kohli scored 200 runs across two innings and now is the only captain with most number of 200+ scores. He has scored in excess of 200 nine time in 36 Test matches. Kohli leads the likes of Brian Lara (7 in 47), Ricky Ponting (7 in 77) and Don Bradman (6 in 24).advertisementREAD – Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to look in the mirror after Edgbaston defeatThis is the sixth instance (and fifth individual) to score fifties in both innings of a Test match when no one else from the team managing to score more than 49 runs.Such was the dependence on skipper Kohli that he had to score 45.87% of the total runs that the whole team put up. The Indian team scored 436 in two innings, of which 200 runs came off Virat Kohli’s bat.READ – Virat Kohli missed one for a change and that changed the game: Ben StokesWith the constant comparison with Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli has now ended up as the top scorer in both innings of a match in sixth occasion (out of his 67 Tests) – the same as the master blaster (out of 200 Tests). It very quickly got worse for the tourists at 141-8 after Stokes struck again in the same over with Mohammed Shami caught behind.England captain Joe Root gambled by bringing on leg-spinner Adil Rashid to threaten Ishant Sharma at the risk of being walloped by Hardik Pandya (31) for runs England didn’t have to spare.The gamble paid off immediately when Rashid’s googly produced a successful leg before appeal against Sharma, who hit a useful 11.India were all out for 162 when Pandya was caught by Alastair Cook off Stokes. Pandya incidentally was the second highest scorer for India in this Test and only the second (after Kohli) to cross the 50-runs across the two innings.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments condemned by All Black, referee and players

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Messenger All Black TJ Perenara has stated his “100%” opposition to comments on homosexuality made by the Australian rugby star Israel Folau in a series of tweets supporting “diverse” sexual orientations.The 42-Test New Zealand rugby star added his voice to a growing list of high-profile figures inside the game condemning Folau’s comments, including World Cup referee Nigel Owens, Super Rugby player Brad Weber, Wallaby Nic White and Welsh great Gareth Thomas.Having previously endorsed statements made by fellow New Zealander Weber, Perenara took to the social media platform Twitter to condemn comments that he believed “can’t be tolerated”.Sign up to receive the latest Australian sports stories every day Israel Folau escapes Rugby Australia sanction after revealing he offered to quit Scott Morrison praises Israel Folau’s ‘strong character’ after anti-gay remarks “Let it go on record that I am 100% against the comments that were made by Israel. It was not OK to say that. It’s not an attitude I want to see in the game I love. There is no justification for such harmful comments. “To anyone, young Māori/Pasifika people especially, who may be struggling with their identity – please know that it is OK to be you. You are perfect as you are. Do not let these comments keep you from being yourself. Polynesia has been sexually diverse since forever.” Perenara echoed statements on Wednesday by one-cap All Black and Māori All Black Weber who had described the prospect of playing against Folau as disgusting. Since you’re here… “In the past, Rugby Australia has been a leader on standing up for diversity and inclusion in the sport, including gay people,” Goldie said.“We are disappointed they didn’t take action in response to Folau’s harmful comments.”• Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. Rugby union “There are young people out there taking their own lives, feeling like I did.“And that’s what I wish people would think about and the way they convey their opinions and I wish they would try and understand that everybody’s different.“Judge me and other gay people, judge them on the content of their character, not their sexuality.”New Zealand Rugby also made a public statement on Wednesday restating its sworn commitment to “inclusion” and calling for “respectful” contributions. Read more Brad Weber (@brad_weber9)My cousin and her partner, and my Aunty and her partner are some of the most kind, caring & loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. To think that I play against someone that says they’ll go to Hell for being gay disgusts me. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈April 17, 2018 Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Rugby Australia caught between a rock and a hard place by Israel Folau Support The Guardian news New Zealand Rugby (@NZRugby)New Zealand Rugby is committed to Diversity and Inclusion, and welcomes people from all walks of life. We respect that people have different views and beliefs, however expect that any opinions and views are expressed in a respectful way. pic.twitter.com/tX8gkAwWcvApril 18, 2018 Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Topics Tj Perenara (@Tj_Perenara)To anyone, young Māori/Pasifika people especially, who may be struggling with their identity – please know that it is ok to be you. You are perfect as you are. Do not let these comments keep you from being yourself. Polynesia has been sexually diverse since forever.April 18, 2018 New Zealand rugby union team Australia sport Sexuality LGBT rights nicholas white (@white_nic)Hit the nail on the head @Tj_Perenara and @brad_weber9 hats off to you both for having the balls to speak up. For what it’s worth I completely agree and support you boys. “Know that it’s ok to be you” real class TJ #HalfbacksAreSmart 🌈April 18, 2018 “I’d like to add my voice to the conversation currently taking place,” Perenara posted on Wednesday night.“As professional rugby players, whether we like it or not, we are role models for a lot of young people. Notably, young Māori and Pasifika people.“You don’t need to look far to know that young Māori/PI are overrepresented in youth suicide statistics and, as I understand it, even more so when you look to those who are part of the rainbow community. Comments that cause further harm cannot be tolerated. Share via Email Rugby Australia or the Qantas Wallabies have not made any public statements since Tuesday’s decision not to sanction Folau with the Wallaby restating his position two weeks after his initial Instagram comment in a column on Monday for the website Players’ Voice.“I don’t expect everyone to believe what I believe,” said Folau. “That goes for teammates, friends and even family members, some of whom are gay.“I don’t pretend to have all the answers in life. It can be difficult making the right decisions.“You are always trying to reconcile the truth from the Bible with things you feel inside. But I have faith that God’s path is the right one and that path is outlined in the Bible. I will keep sharing that.”Rugby Australia’s decision to not sanction Folau has left the president of the gay world rugby club champions, the Melbourne Chargers, “disappointed”. Xavier Goldie sent an open invitation for Folau to attend one of their training sessions in the hope he could understand why his comments were so hurtful to the gay community. Share on LinkedIn Both comments were praised by Australian rugby union player White, a former vice-captain of the Brumbies who is based in the UK with Exeter Chiefs. Read more It follows a statement on Wednesday from experienced referee Owens who has officiated more than 150 international matches.The Welshman came out publicly in 2007 after attempting suicide at age 24, having struggled to come to terms with his sexuality. The now 46-year-old stresses that devout Christian Folau is entitled to his beliefs but says his comments would have been deeply hurtful during his difficult time.“For me it’s trying to get those people to understand, ‘Look, me being gay is not a choice,’ ” Owens told the Unfiltered podcast. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Follow Your Nose: Six Summer Scents to Help You Smell Better

first_img Acqua di Gio AbsoluThere’s a certain sweetness that makes up the first hit from Giorgio Armani’s new fragrance Absolu, part of its Acqua Di Giò family. Created by perfumer Alberto Morillas, it celebrates “the union between fresh water and warm wood.” Marine notes and patchouli provide the base of an oddly aquatic fragrance that really does remind one of that moment when water hits a warm piece of wood at the beach or on a dock. It dries down to be sharp and spicy, with amber and “labdanum resinoid” (a sticky resin) notes.  If you’re looking for a cologne that’s a little more…ahem…solid, check out these great solid colognes. They’re perfect for throwing in your gym bag or for travel. Tommy Bahama Maritime Deep Blue CologneThis new fragrance from Tommy Bahama really had us at hello. Its deep blue coloring and the dock-cleat-inspired topper have us already dreaming of summers out on the boat. Bonus, it also smells great! Upon first blast, there’s a refreshing blend of bergamot (the citrus plant that makes Earl Grey tea smell so great), cardamom and juniper, and even green apple! Just the thing for a brisk wake-up in the morning. The fragrance then transitions to a floral, but trust us on this one, it works — then goes musky, with cedar and patchouli at the end.  $160 from Frederic Malle Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Kilian Dark Lord “Ex Tenebris Lux”For those of us who didn’t minor in Latin, that’s “From Darkness, Light,” and is another creation of perfumer Alberto Morillas, who designed this fragrance for rascals of the evening. The smokey scent includes leather and vetiver (a grass), as well as jasmine, rum, bergamot, and pepper. Feeling an affinity for seductive vampires? Just found out you’ve been sorted into Slytherin? This is the one for you. Taking inspiration from Oscar Wilde, Dark Lord is for “men who are shamelessly, unapologetically themselves and with perfect aplomb. They charm by their character, and please only those who are refined enough to receive them.” Sign me up.  8 Best-Smelling Solid Colognes for Men $65 from Abbott $80 from Tommy Bahama 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard $40 from Nordstrom Frederic Malle Monsieur by Bruno JovanovicFrederic Malle takes an approach to cologne and perfume that is quite different than most. He connects with the industry’s leading perfumers and, like an editor with his writers, gives them the freedom to do what they do best. There’s no marketing budget and the packaging is minimal in the extreme. By doing so, Malle produces fragrances that get away from a “one size fits all” model. (His grandfather founded Parfums Dior, so the industry is in his blood.) In this case, creator Bruno Jovanovic has designed a sophisticated, classic fragrance featuring that bohemian scent du jour, patchouli; as well as rum, saffron, and cedar. It’s meant to be seductive and masculine.  $77 from Nordstrom Editors’ Recommendations If there is any one thing in a man’s “wardrobe” that most defines him, it’s probably his signature cologne. Given that smell is the sense that is most closely linked to memory, choosing the right fragrance can be critical. Admittedly, it’s not something that we can pull on and pull off the same way we might a shirt of a pair of jeans, nor is it more or less required to wear every time we leave the house. It might be compared to an “add-on” element, like a necktie or a belt. We like to say fragrances are like glasses: some of us have one pair that we wear all the time, making a defining statement; while others prefer to have choices, changing as our moods or outfits suit us. And like the person who chooses contact lenses over glasses, some guys don’t really wear any fragrance at all, other than what may—or may not—be included in their grooming products. As we’re sure you also know, this somewhat intangible component of identity also commands millions of dollars in marketing spending each year. An entire industry is built on it, from the “noses” who design each “bouquet,” to the packaging (so it looks great on your dresser or sink); and it’s all further backed up by the fashion, grooming, and celebrity collaborations that keep the machine moving. But don’t just make your decision because your favorite A-list celebrity is the “face” of the summer campaign or because the decanter looks like something from an art and design museum. Get out and find the one that works best for you, otherwise you’re just wasting money on product that will sit on the counter and won’t be usable after a few years. Keep in mind that everybody’s body chemistry is different. There’s a reason why all those department stores have tons of testers out on the countertops. Try before you buy. And don’t be afraid to be a pest and stop by every couple of days to try something different. Make sure that the fragrance works for you and also for the other important people in your life. And be sure to check it throughout the day, as a cologne has a life, from the “top notes” that we smell upon spritzing or splashing it onto our skin, to the way it smells throughout the day, and finally even into the evening as it dries down. We’ve gathered some of today’s newest fragrances below. Some have been industry award winners. Some are just personal favorites. All are relatively new to the market, so if you’ve been thinking about switching it up from that signature fragrance you’ve been wearing, now’s the time.Best Colognes for Summer 2019 Abbott Voyageurs Personal FragranceIf you’re assuming this fragrance was named for French adventurers, you won’t be alone, but it was actually named for Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Each of Abbott’s scents is named for outdoor destinations from Big Sky to The Cape. Besides crafting great smells, this upstart company also gives back to support organizations like The Redwood League and the Mojave Desert Land Trust. As you might imagine, Voyageurs has a fresh outdoor fragrance, with, of all things, ozone (lightning in a bottle!) as a top note, then drying down to violet and eventually amber musk. Though an entirely online shopping experience, Abbott makes it easy to test-drive its fragrances with an $18 exploration kit featuring its six varieties.  $295 from Kilian Dior Sauvage Eau de ParfumDior pulled out all the stops on this one — a surprisingly soft fragrance that’s inspired by the desert and that magical twilight hour. It incorporates “juiciness” and spice with hints of vanilla, bergamot, and nutmeg. The fragrance also smells subtly like sage incense. Dior’s perfumer, François Demachy, said that he wanted to give this fragrance depth. He succeeded.  How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Best Father and Son Matching Outfitslast_img read more

GOGL Narrows Net Loss, Delays Six Newbuildings

first_imgzoom Norway-based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) managed to narrow its net loss to USD 39.2 million during the second quarter of the year, against a net loss of USD 68.2 million reported in the first quarter of 2016.Excluding impairment loss, mark to market loss on interest rate derivatives and other one-off effects, the net loss for the second quarter is USD 33.4 million compared with a net loss of USD 41.5 million for the preceding quarter.The company said that the decrease in this loss is primarily due to the increase in vessel earnings of USD 16.2 million attributable to the improved market in the quarter, partially offset by an increase in charter hire expenses and an increase in interest expense.For the half-year period ended June 30, GOGL’s net loss stood at USD 107.5 million, against a net loss of USD 110.8 million reported in the first half of 2015.“Based on the contract cover for the third quarter and spot rates obtained so far into the quarter, we expect the operating result for the third quarter to improve relative to the second quarter of this year,” GOGL said.Cash and cash equivalents decreased by USD 42.8 million in the second quarter.In June 2016, the company entered into agreements with one yard for postponement of delivery for six newbuildings for seven to nine months per newbuilding. Expected delivery for these vessels will now be from January to November 2017, according to GOGL.In May 2016, the company took delivery of Golden Fulham, a Capesize newbuilding. A final installment of USD 41.1 million was paid at this time and USD 25 million was drawn down in debt.In the same month, the owner of the Golden Lyderhorn, which is chartered in by the company and recorded as a vessel held under capital lease, notified GOGL that they intended to exercise their option to sell the vessel to the company for a net price of USD 9.5 million with intended delivery in August.The company entered into an agreement to sell the vessel at the time of its re-delivery to the company to an unrelated third party for net proceeds of USD 3.5 million and has recorded an impairment loss of USD 1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016 in connection with this transaction. The vessel was delivered to the new owner on August 22, 2016.As of June 30, 2016, the company had twelve vessels under construction, of which one has been sold and will be delivered to the new owners in the fourth quarter of 2016, upon which the company will receive net sales proceeds of USD 46.2 million.The company’s outstanding commitments for its twelve newbuildings amount to USD 372.7 million with expected payments of USD 173.4 million in 2016 and USD 199.3 million in 2017 for delivery of six vessels in 2016 and six vessels in 2017.last_img read more

LieutenantGovernor To Present Heritage Awards In Sherbrooke

first_imgN.S. MUSEUM–Lieutenant-Governor To Present Heritage Awards InSherbrooke Two long-time advocates of the Sherbrooke Village restorationproject will be honoured on Saturday, June 12, when Lt.-Gov. MyraFreeman presents the 2004 Sir John Coape Sherbrooke HeritageAwards at the What Cheer Tea Room in Sherbrooke Village. The awards, which were initiated by the Historic SherbrookeVillage Development Society, are named after Sir John CoapeSherbrooke, a former lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. They aredesigned to recognize “persons who have made significantcontributions to the preservation and promotion of the heritageof Historic Sherbrooke Village, Guysborough County and NovaScotia.” This year’s recipients, Aleah Lomas of Sherbrooke and RobertFrame of Dartmouth, played substantial roles in the developmentof Sherbrooke Village and worked together on the SherbrookeVillage Restoration Commission in its formative years. Mrs. Lomasserved as chair of the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission from1973 to 1975 and Mr. Frame was the first director of SherbrookeVillage. Past recipients of the awards include the late Lester V.MacDonald, and Frank Jordan, both of Sherbrooke, Clary Croft ofHalifax, and Harold Verge of Sackville. The awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served bySherbrooke Village staff and prepared by What Cheer Tea Roomstaff. A post-event reception will take place at the Tea Roomexhibit. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Villageadministration office, or reserved by calling 902-522-2400, or 1-888-743-7845.last_img read more

Cape Breton Annual Moose Hunt a Success

first_imgResults of the 2006 moose hunt in Cape Breton are in, and the numbers are impressive. “Of the 345 licensed hunters, the overall success rate was 88 per cent for a total kill of 305 moose last fall,” David Morse, Minister of Natural Resources, said today, April 3. More than 10,000 applicants entered the draw last year. Demand for the limited number of licences has remained high since the hunt was reinstated in 1986. “Though the odds of being drawn were only one in 30, those who did get a licence had a very good chance of getting a moose,” said Mr. Morse. “In reading the comments on hunter report forms, it was apparent the hunters had an excellent hunt.” The Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the 2007 annual moose draw lottery. Phone lines for the annual moose licence lottery are now open. The deadline for entries is midnight on May 31. As in previous years, hunters have to choose a zone and a season to participate in the hunt. There are four moose-management zones within Victoria and Inverness counties — the only counties in the province where moose hunting is permitted. Again this year, 345 moose licences will be offered. The first season is Sept. 24 to Sept. 29. The second season is Oct. 1 to Oct. 6. The third season, which is limited to zone one only, is Dec. 11 to Dec. 13. This year, winners’ names will be announced during a public draw event at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 12. All winners will also be notified by mail. Applicants will also be able to check online after the draw, by entering their Wildlife Resources Card number on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/moosedraw . Applicants are reminded that they must have a Wildlife Resources Card to enter the draw. Prospective hunters should also carefully consider which hunt and zone they apply for. Terrain, access, available guiding services and abundance of moose differ considerably from one moose-management zone to another. Even the weather can differ considerably from the higher elevation of the northern most zone to the more southerly zones. Detailed information on various hunt options and zones is available at local Department of Natural Resources offices, in newspaper ads and on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/moosedraw .last_img read more

4 people in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside recovering after knife attack

first_imgLaurie Hamelin APTN NewsFour people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are recovering after being attacked by a man went on a slashing attack.The Eastside has a bad reputation for crime and drug use.One of the victims says in spite of the attack, he wants people to know he feels safe in his community.And he hopes his attacker gets the help he needs.lhamelin@aptn.ca@laurie_hamelinlast_img

King Mohammed VI Thanks AU for Leaving Western Sahara to UN

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has thanked the UN and the AU for their resolve to find a political settlement in Western Sahara.Speaking last night in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, King Mohammed VI highlighted his resolve to invest more efforts and resources to solve Morocco’s youth issues, especially the quality of education and job opportunities.Despite the speech’s focus on a domestic agenda, the King also made a special mention of the recent international developments in the territorial dispute in Western Sahara. Morocco ready to negotiateThe King pointed out Morocco’s readiness to “confidently and responsibly” engage with the UN Security Council and the international community in the search of an agreed upon and mutually acceptable solution to the territorial dispute between Morocco and the Polisario Front. Moroccans have always been galvanized by values of “unanimity, cohesion and sacrifices” when it comes to upholding the country’s territorial integrity, the King said. He explained that he is “pleased to note that there is increasing compatibility between these principles and the stances adopted by the international community.”“Indeed, the recent resolutions of the UN Security Council and the African Union confirm, without a shadow of a doubt, that the United Nations Organization has exclusive authority to manage the political process relating to this question.”AU’s ‘positive reaction’ to MoroccoThe King’s mention of the United Nations’ “exclusive authority” was a direct reference to the African Union’s recent decision to refrain from having “a parallel agenda” in the Western Sahara territorial conflict.In the AU Western Sahara report presented on July 1, the continental organization said that it would respect the “required cohesion” with the UN’s stance by “prioritizing and supporting” the UN-led negotiations in Western Sahara. The report was delivered by AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the 31st AU Summit for Heads of States in Nouakchott, Mauritania.“The AU Conference of Heads of States and Chiefs of Governments will lend effective support to the UN-led peace process based on the relevant proposals of the UN Security Council,” the report said. It noted that the AU would act in harmony with the UN framework to push towards a “fair, sustainable, and mutually acceptable political solution.”The AU’s new stance has been perceived as a historic nod to Morocco’s position. It was the first time that the AU took such a direction in the decades-long dispute in Western Sahara. King Mohammed VI underscored his “appreciation” of the move.“I should like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation to the leaders of African sister nations who have reacted positively to Morocco’s principled stances and responded to the call of the Security Council, which invited the members of the international community to support its efforts,” the King said yesterday in his speech. read more

UN agency wraps up Asia telecom conference looking to the future

The United Nations telecommunications agency closed the door today on their annual conference, attended by government ministers from the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on new business opportunities to sustain growth in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. ‘New Generation, New Values’ was the theme for Telecom Asia 2008, organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Bangkok.“This week has seen enormous energy focused on ITU Telecom Asia 2008, shedding light on the issues which confront the ICT sector – issues which we sought to explore through the notion of new generation, new values,” ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré said.Dr. Touré added, “Business opportunities flourished within the exhibition and at high-level exchanges with ministers. It is evident that win-win public/private partnerships are a reality.”The Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in recent years. It now has over two billion telephones, including 1.4 billion mobile phone subscribers, and over 40 per cent of the world’s internet users. It also has the world’s largest broadband market – some 39 per cent of the global total – as pointed out in a new report released this week. During the conference, which began on 2 September, ministers from the region discussed the future of the enormous ICT sector, and dialogue with industry and business leaders focused on investment, the market environment, government and industry interests, as well as the future of public/private sector partnerships.The conference also tackled issues related to the needs of the “connected” generation, including the regulatory environment for next-generation networks, security, privacy and trust in cyberspace, greening ICTs and new business models for the sustainable growth of ICTs.“Developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region are deeply engaged in the issues highlighted at the ITU Telecom Asia 2008,” Dr. Touré said.“And they have expressed their commitment to supporting the contribution of the ICT industry towards a greener environment, strengthening emergency communications in an effort to save lives in the event of natural disasters and building the synergies to operationalize cybersecurity,” he added. 5 September 2008The United Nations telecommunications agency closed the door today on their annual conference, attended by government ministers from the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on new business opportunities to sustain growth in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. read more

No move to change existing school uniform

He also said that various attempts are being made through the internet and some media institutions, to spread disharmony among communities and to make the country unrest.He further said that if any individual or organization acts obstructing the day-to-day life  of the people,  it is a matter of their education and civilization. President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has not taken any decision to make changes to the school uniform.He made these remarks while participating in the annual prize giving ceremony of the Sri Chandrananda Buddhist College, Asgiriya, today. The President said that when he asked the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, regarding a statement made by a person during an interview with  a private news channel that 166 Catholic churches were attacked during the past few months, the Archbishop of Colombo said that such incidents were not reported. The President further said that he vehemently reject such kind of statements made by some persons misleading the society.The President presented certificates and awards for the students who showed outstanding performance at the school. The education system centered on the Piriven and temples nourished the then Sri Lankan society with human values and passionate, the President said adding all the religious leaders should commit  themselves to build a society which closely associate with religious places. President Sirisena said that modern-day internet and Facebook are destroying moral values of the children in today’s society. read more

Baghdad had highest level of civilian casualties in August – UN Iraq

The number of civilians killed was 585, and the number of civilians injured was 1,103 in August 2015, the Mission reported.“Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,069 civilian casualties (318 killed, 751 injured),” according to the report. “Diyala suffered 108 killed and 162 injured; Ninewa 69 killed and 3 injured; Salah al-Din 23 killed and 13 injured and Kirkuk 17 killed and 15 injured.”The UN Special Representative for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, acknowledged the immense sacrifices Iraqi civilians and security forces continue to make in the ongoing war against terrorism.“With the steadily increasing number of casualties, internally displaced persons, and the alarming rate of Iraqis fleeing war, persecution and poverty to seek refuge abroad, the successful implementation of the government reform plan will be paramount to restore order, legality and social justice in the country and renew confidence in the fair participation of all in the society,” Mr. Kubiš said.According to casualty figures released by UNAMI, “a total of 1,325 Iraqis were killed and another 1,811 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in August 2015.”The report said the mission has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas, and that it “also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care.”“For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum,” the mission said.In light of the above-noted limitations in methodology, UNAMI does not claim that the information it provides is complete, and it may well be that UNAMI is under-reporting the extent, nature or seriousness of the effect of armed violence and acts of terrorism on the civilian population. read more

UN urges international cooperation to make migration safer in a world on

“Evidence overwhelmingly shows that migrants generate economic, social and cultural benefits for societies everywhere,” said Secretary-General António Guterres in his message commemorating the International Day, marked annually on 18 December.“Yet,” he continued, “hostility towards migrants is unfortunately growing around the world. Solidarity with migrants has never been more urgent.”Climate change, instability and growing inequalities mean “[migration] is here to stay,” Mr. Guterres stated.As such he called for effective international cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed and that human rights of all concerned are properly protected – as recognized by the UN 2030 Agenda. For his part, the Director-General of the International Organization of Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, made an urgent call for safe migration in a world on the move, which is the theme of the 2017 edition of the International Day.While we live at a time when a privileged elite considers global mobility virtually its birth-right, it is denied to countless othersIOM chief Swing“While we live at a time when a privileged elite considers global mobility virtually its birth-right, it is denied to countless others trapped in hopelessly bad economic or conflict circumstances,” he emphasized in an opinion piece.Mr. Swing called migration a human reality to be managed, not a problem to be solved as he underscored the benefits of the Global Compact for Migration that is expected to be adopted by the end of 2018, once negotiations by UN Member States are concluded. “If we stop to think about the strict and mandatory rules which enable over 34.5 million flights per year that enable the equivalent of 44 per cent of the world’s population to take off and land safely, it should be possible to find some common rules in order to allow many more to travel, migrate and return home freely and safely,” he stressed.He emphasized the need to assist migrants, saying “if we don’t come up with solutions, the smugglers will do it for us, at great cost to human life and to the fabric of our societies.”Calling migration “a global phenomenon driven by many forces,” Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), meanwhile said in her message that “UNESCO is acting to advance the migration-related commitments of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” adding that the agency’s work with UN partners in shaping a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.In parallel, UN human rights experts said: “States can play a significant role in promoting positive perceptions about migrants in the general public, by using and promoting a positive discourse, and by presenting facts and studies, including about the contribution of migrants to societies.”“Migration itself is a natural part of human existence. It is not a crime and it is not a problem. This approach to migration governance shifts emphasis away from closing borders and keeping people out, and towards creating accessible, regular, safe and affordable migration channels, and promoting and celebrating diversity,” they stated.Migrant numbers continue to riseMeanwhile, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs released a new report showing that there are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth — a 49 per cent increase since 2000.“Reliable data and evidence are critical to combat misperceptions about migration and to inform migration policies,” observed Liu Zhenmin, DESA’s Under-Secretary-General.The biannual International Migration Report 2017 (Highlights) states that 3.4 per cent of the world’s inhabitants today are international migrants, which reflects a modest increase from 2.8 per cent in 2000. By contrast, the number of migrants as a fraction of the population residing in high-income countries rose from 9.6 per cent in 2000 to 14 per cent in 2017.“These new estimates of numbers of international migrants around the world will provide an important baseline for Member States as they begin their negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” stressed Mr. Liu. AUDIO: Migrant stereotypes “completely disconnected” from reality: UN official read more

Settling in to school routines can be a challenge

With the first month of the school year now complete, three groups of students – in full-day kindergarten, Grade 9 and first-year university – might be finding life tougher than usual as they settle into their school routines.Brock researchers are looking at these three developmental stages and how teachers and parents can give support to their kids in school.Development psychologist Caitlin Mahy cautions that four year olds starting Ontario’s relatively new full-day junior kindergarten have a different set of memory, self-regulation and social skills than older children in kindergarten.“We’re putting these children in kindergarten for a full day and we expect them to understand other peoples’ minds and remember to do things on their own,” she says. “Yet, they’re really going to struggle with these abilities, especially compared to five year olds, who at least have some of those basic skills.”Developmental and educational psychologist Zopito Marini says the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 is monumental and can bring out a number of anxieties – but also hopeful new beginnings – in young people.“The big thing in high school is the horrific pressure of fitting in: finding a group of people who like you,” he says. “You have to find out where you fit in the hierarchy and usually, in Grade 9, you fit at the bottom unless you have some special gifts. And that’s where bullying might come in.”Psychology graduate student Thalia Semplonius is involved in a research project called Stressed@Brock, in which Brock students answer questionnaires about their stress levels and how they are coping with challenges at various points in their university education.“When students are starting (post-secondary) school for the first time, they might be moving away from home, they’re having to make new friends,” she says. “When we look at responses at the beginning of the winter semester, we find that their top stresses are things like their grades and not having enough time or money.” read more

No 1 Ohio State keeps winning streak alive with victories over No

OSU redshirt sophomore middle blocker Blake Lesson goes to serve in the set set against No. 4 Long Beach State. OSU won, 3-1. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Lantern reporterThe No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (9-0) inched closer to rewriting the school record books, going 2-0 this weekend against Barton College (3-3) and No. 4 Long Beach State University (7-2) on Friday and Saturday night at St. John Arena. The pair of wins tied the school record of 32 straight victories, a record that dates back 47 years. The last time the Buckeyes lost was Feb. 6, 2016 when they lost to the Ball State at home last season.Barton CollegeThe Buckeyes swept the Barton Bulldogs in three sets (25-21, 25-14, 25-17). Thirteen Buckeyes saw the court on Friday, including sophomore setter Sanil Thomas, who had his first start of the season and led in assists with 37.“My role is usually coming off the bench, coming in for a play or two,” Thomas said. “Coming out it adds a little more pressure to you, but by practices and the coaches’ confidence in you, it kind of alleviates that pressure on you as well.”After trailing 11-8, the Buckeyes went on a 5-0 run to gain the lead in the first set. Senior opposite Miles Johnson lead the team with eight kills while the team combined for five total blocks in the set.Midway through the second set, Johnson had his 123rd career service ace, one that put the Buckeyes up 14-9. With the ace, Johnson tied the school record for career aces which was set by Steve Potter from 1992 to 1995.Junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen ripped four straight kills and Thomas closed the second set for the Buckeyes with a service ace. OSU attacked at a rate of 52.6, committing only two attacking errors in the set.Despite having three underclassmen on the court during the third set, OSU managed to go on an 11-point run to put the Buckeyes up 17-7. One final service error from Barton’s sophomore outside hitter Vasilis Mandilaris gave the Buckeyes their final point of the match to win 25-17.Long Beach StateOn Saturday night, the Buckeyes beat the Long Beach State 49ers in four sets (25-22, 24-26, 25-21, 26-24) to tie the school consecutive wins record. OSU had complete control of the first set, leading 22-15. The Buckeyes were able to withstand a 7-2 run before they put the set away, 25-22.Johnson led the Buckeyes with eight kills in the first set, hitting at a rate of .462, while senior setter Christy Blough had 12 assists. The Buckeyes never trailed the 49ers in first set.Johnson, at the beginning of the second set, served his 124th career ace to break the school record and put the Buckeyes on top 6-4. The score remained close throughout the second set, ending in a 49ers’ win in extra points, 26-24.The loss for the Buckeyes ended its 21-set win streak. Hitting was the difference for the 49ers as they attacked at .375 rate.“[Long Beach State] definitely stepped up in the back line. They were serving pretty tough and they were actually pretty good out of system too,” Szerszen said. “In general, they’re a really good team and causes a lot trouble.”After two straight aces during OSU’s six-point run, Szerszen joined his teammate Johnson in history as he tied him in career aces at the beginning of the third set. After being down by as much as seven points, a late surge by the 49ers threatened OSU’s lead, but ultimately, the Buckeyes pulled through to win the set 25-21.Serving errors plagued the 49ers in the third as the team committed seven. The Buckeyes improved their defense, tallying 11 total digs as a team.The final set of the night started off similarly to the second, with the teams going back-and-forth until the 49ers began to pull away to establish a 19-15 lead, OSU’s largest deficit in the set. However, the Buckeyes rallied for six straight points and won the set in extra points, 26-24.OSU combined for 19 kills and attacked at .516 rate in the fourth set.“Nic is such an experienced player that he knows when people are in front of him, how to take a bad set and do something good with it,” Hanson said. “I think you kind of saw that on the last play. It wasn’t a great set, but Nic made a great swing off the hand. The next thing you know, the ball’s in the bleachers and it’s match point, we win.”OSU goes for the record at Ball State on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Buckeyes then play Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday at 7 p.m. read more