Heavy rains pick up in the South, Nor’easter coming to Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system will move through the South Tuesday with heavy rain that could cause flash flooding. Already Tuesday morning ahead of the storm, three states — Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi — are under Flash Flood Watch.By Wednesday early morning, this storm system will move into the Southeast with heavy rain and thunderstorms from Atlanta to Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the next 24 hours, some areas in the south could see 2 to as much as 5 inches of rain with possible flash flooding expected in Mississippi, southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. By Wednesday late morning into the afternoon, the southern storm system will strengthen and move up the U.S. East Coast and will form into a strong Nor’easter by Wednesday evening with heavy rain for the Northeast and very gusty winds.Locally more than 3 inches of rain could fall in the Northeast in a short period of time on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Some urban and small stream flash flooding is also possible. Wednesday night into Thursday morning, very gusty winds are expected along the I-95 corridor and some gusts could be higher than 50 mph and up to nearly 70 mph on Cape Cod. Airport delays are possible at the major hubs from Washington, D.C. to Boston.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain submit £30m offer for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin

first_imgPSG are interested in signing Hector Bellerin (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are considering Paris Saint-Germain’s bid for Hector Bellerin after the Ligue 1 giants submitted a £30million offer for the Spanish defender.Thomas Tuchel is keen on signing a new right-back and the French club have been in constant dialogue with the Gunners over the last week, according to the Guardian.Arsenal’s board have made it clear to Mikel Arteta that he must recoup some money this summer via player sales after the signings of Willian, Gabriel and Pablo Mari.The club also have to take into account a bumper new deal for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which they hope to announce soon.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Sep 2020 9:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Paris Saint-Germain submit £30m offer for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin Advertisement Bellerin joined Arsenal at the age of 16 (Picture Getty)Arteta would ideally like to keep Bellerin but the club are willing to listen to offers and they’re mulling PSG’s opening bid of £25m, with £5m in add-ons.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Spaniard has been first choice under Arteta but Ainsley-Maitland Niles looks set to stay at the club and Arteta may feel that he could do without Bellerin. Arsenal are likely to reject PSG’s bid, due to it being under their valuation of Bellerin. However, the French club are confident that a deal can be done and that their valuation is not too far away from Arsenal’s. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta remains determined to invest in other areas of his squad and a £30m+ deal for Bellerin could afford him the chance to sign Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey.The Gunners have shown reluctance to meet the Ghanian’s £45m release clause but they could feel minded to do so by pocketing a significant amount from Bellerin’s departure.Gabriel’s move to the Emirates was announced on Tuesday, with the Brazilian signing a long-term deal at the club after a £22m move from Lille.Having spent £40m already this summer, Arteta must sell before he can buy again.MORE: Dayot Upamecano breaks his silence amid Manchester United transfer speculation Commentlast_img read more

Public reserve funds, SWFs to boost exposure to new markets, alternatives

first_imgOfficial institutions around the world are planning to ramp up their exposure to new markets and alternative assets in a bid for higher returns on their capital, according to a new study.State Street said its research showed 80% of official institutions – sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), central banks and public pension reserve funds – expected to increase investment in new markets and alternatives such as hedge funds, private equity, property and infrastructure, where they had a mandate to invest in these assets.Joe Antonellis, vice-chairman at State Street, said: “Official institutions are at different stages in terms of how and where they can invest, but it is clear that those institutions with a more flexible investment mandate are recalculating their approach and looking to new markets and asset classes as they search for yield.”He added that the resulting diversity of these institutions’ portfolios would present them with new challenges. Rod Ringrow, head of official institutions solutions for EMEA at State Street, said emerging markets securities were the main type of new asset being targeted by official institutions.He said it was primarily SWFs that were planning to target alternatives such as infrastructure, hedge funds and private equity.The increase in exposure to new assets is likely to be small in percentage terms for central banks and emerging market securities, he added.“With other asset classes, there are limited investment options, so allocation won’t be huge,” he said.Ringrow cited the example reported last year of the Bank of Israel planning to increase its stock holdings to as much as 6% of foreign-exchange reserves, from just 3% at the end of 2012.“We may see SWFs collaborate for investment opportunities,” he predicted.More than 70% of respondents to the study, which polled more than 60 senior executives at the institutions, said it was a challenge to keep up with the changes in regulation across global markets, while 51% said the biggest challenge was correctly measuring and monitoring the amount of currency risk they were taking.Higher interest rates were seen by 38% as one of the hurdles on the road to expanding investment into new markets and asset types, while 37% were worried about emerging market volatility, the study showed.The institutions were also concerned about the cost of execution going up due to collateral issues and extra reporting requirements, with 35% of survey respondents citing this.A quarter of respondents saw their biggest challenge in managing the complexity that came with alternative investments.In the study, 60% of respondents said they planned to increase investment in their risk-management systems and processes over the next two years.However, 32% said they had difficulties hiring staff with risk, compliance and reporting skills.last_img read more

Olympia’s Capital City Pride Festival Takes on New Meaning

first_imgFacebook225Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capital City PrideCapital City Pride organizers issued the following message to the community: “First and foremost, our community’s collective hearts are with those in the Orlando area and across our nation who have been so terribly impacted by this act of hate. We have all been impacted in some way.Photo credit: Mare TurtletaubWe’ve made tremendous progress toward equality and equal rights for the broader LGBTQ community. But we know the residue of years of hatred and violence toward the LGBTQ community remains very real and present in our world today. If we’re to be honest with ourselves, we know that the atrocity that occurred in Orlando could have happened in Olympia, Austin or San Francisco. It could happen anywhere.Capital City Pride takes place this weekend in downtown Olympia. We ask that the entire community join us for Pride 2016 in a way that honors the victims of Orlando, the victims of LGBTQ violence throughout our nation’s history, and respects the need for the entire community to commemorate and celebrate their memories peacefully and honorably.We value debate, different perspectives and different experiences. But let this Pride festival be focused on love, respect and all of the things we share as members of our global society. The celebration of community will go on.”©ThurstonTalkThe 26th annual Pride festival and parade weekend kicks off Friday, June 17 in downtown Olympia with a launch party, and the festival runs Saturday and Sunday in Heritage Park, next to Capitol Lake and in the shadow of the state Capitol Building. The parade is Sunday, June 19 at noon, from the Capitol Building, down Capital Way through downtown Olympia. All events are free and open to the public. More than 15,000 people come to Olympia for the festival and parade.On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee will open pride month in Olympia and Washington state by raising the rainbow pride flag at the state Capitol Building in Olympia.Brief Schedule of Events:Launch party:  Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. All-ages street party in front of Oly Underground, 109 Legion Way. Fire show at 9 pm.  Features music, performances, speeches.©ThurstonTalkFestival:  Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park, Water St. at 7th Ave SE. Features entertainment, food booths, kids area and lots more.Parade:  Sunday June 19, noon to 1 p.m., north on Capital Way from the Capitol Building to Heritage Park. Pre-show 11 a.m. to noon at the intersection of Capital Way & Legion Way.For more info: www.CapitalCityPride.netlast_img read more

Water burst leaves residents without supply yet again in Falcarragh

first_imgHundreds of householders and business owners in and around Falcarragh are without water again following a burst pipe in the Rocktown area. Irish Water are currently at the scene addressing the issue.It is expected that the normal supply will return around 5pm on Saturday. Earlier this month Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts.Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.Roisin Gallagher, the owner of Roisin’s Beauty Bar, said her business couldn’t afford to wait till October for new pipes to be installed.” (It was a) booked out day with communions and weddings and we will lose a full day again due to the neglect we are receiving from Irish water. “We can’t afford to wait until autumn for this new system with how frequent we are losing water.“We can’t deal with the stress of going through a full busy summer losing days and disappointing customers.”Another business owner said Irish Water were failing the people in the Cloughaneely area.Batch Donegal said on Facebook: ‘This issue is way to frequent and is putting businesses in this town under serious pressure.‘We are losing hundred’s if not thousand’s of euro each time this happens and we are not receiving any compensation or support whatsoever. ‘Irish Water give no warnings of outages and we have to wait until our taps run dry to know that we will be without water.‘By the time this happens we have food baked and prepared for the day and most of this then has to be discarded. They have been of no help any time I have been on the phone to them.‘I have left numerous requests for a callback and sent many emails to which I have got no reply. Advertisement ‘We are being failed here in Falcarragh.’Water burst leaves residents without supply yet again in Falcarragh was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FalcarraghIrish Waterlast_img read more

China-Africa trade to soar

first_imgSouth African president Thabo Mbekiwith Chinese premier Wen Jiabao.(Image: Xinhua News Agency)Janine ErasmusChina has become Africa’s third-largest trade partner, after the US and former colonial power France. According to a report by China’s General Administration of Customs, bilateral trade between China and Africa will exceed R803-billion ($100-billion) in 2008, two years earlier than predicted.China had expected trade to hit that mark by 2010. The country also plans to increase oil and gas imports from Africa by up to 40% in the next five to 10 years.The trend is attributed to escalating shipments of natural resources to China, especially crude oil, mainly from Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo and Angola, metals from Ghana, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and South Africa, as well as cobalt and other minerals. At the same time, goods manufactured in China are increasingly sought after by African consumers.During the first half of 2008, exports to China from Africa rose 92% to R240-billion ($30-billion), while the continent imported goods to the value of R184-billion ($23-billion), an increase of 40% according to the Chinese customs authority. The growth in trade was attributed to an upswing in the economic climate in Africa, as well as demand from China for natural resources to drive its own fast-growing economy.Investing in developmentA report released in July 2008 by the World Bank states that China, together with India and several Gulf nations, is financing a number of large infrastructure projects, such as hydropower schemes and transport schemes, across sub-Saharan Africa in a drive to reduce poverty. The World Bank says that investment by these nations reached R64-billion ($8-billion) in 2006 and R40-billion ($5-billion) in 2007.“China’s growing infrastructure commitments in Africa are helping to address the huge infrastructure deficit of the continent,” said World Bank vice president for Africa, Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili.Nearly 70% of Chinese investments are concentrated in Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Sudan, says the report, and 33 countries in total have received finance from China for infrastructure. Moreover, China attaches very few demands and conditions to its investments, laying the groundwork for unencumbered development, said British researcher Bill Durodie, an associate fellow with the Royal Institute of International Affairs.The growing South-South co-operation was the result of China’s consistent demand for natural resources and Africa’s ample oil and mineral reserves, much of which is still under-exploited, said the World Bank’s Vivien Foster, the organisation’s lead economist in sustainable development for the Africa region.The report states that oil makes up the bulk of African exports to China, comprising some 80% of total exports. While 57% of Africa’s oil goes to the US and Europe, China imports 14% of the resource.Africa’s need for infrastructure development was balanced by China’s well-oiled construction industry. Development experts say that aged and under-developed infrastructure is cutting the growth of African economies by up to 1% every year.International co-operationChina and Africa collaborate extensively together on economic, cultural, educational and agricultural programmes. The Sino-Africa Co-operation Forum was established in 2000 between China and willing African countries to facilitate constructive dialogue and South-South cooperation.Since the establishment of the forum, economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa has boomed. This was helped by the fact that China has written off 10.9-billion yuan (R11-billion or $1.4-billion) owed to it by 31 heavily-indebted poor African countries. China also implemented a zero-duty regime for some imports from Africa.South Africa and ChinaSouth Africa’s relations with China have improved dramatically since the two countries resumed diplomatic ties on New Year’s Day in 1998. Writing in January 2008 to mark the 10th anniversary, former Chinese ambassador to South Africa Liu Guijin said that South Africa, as the biggest economy in Africa, sees huge potential for economic and trade cooperation with China.In 2000, said Liu, trade between the two countries amounted to R16-billion ($2-billion), more than 20% of the total trade volume between China and the entire African continent. And by the end of 2006, Sino-South Africa trade had increased nearly five times to R78-billion ($9.8-billion).However, said Liu, the years of isolation had taken their toll and there is a need for greater mutual understanding between the two nations. This is being addressed not only through bodies such as the Sino-Africa Co-operation Forum, but also through increased tourism and exchange on a personal level. More Chinese nationals have been travelling to South Africa, said Liu.Under the Sino-Africa Co-operation Forum, Chinese professionals are sharing their expertise with Africans to improve the lives of others – for example, academics from China Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University have been applying their mushroom-planting technology to help South African farmers boost their incomes.In the first quarter of 2008, China became South Africa’s largest import market, snatching this position from Germany. The country is the fifth largest export destination for South African goods. Trade between China and South Africa has been increasing at around 20 to 30% annually over the last 12 years.China has set up more than 80 companies in South Africa since 1998, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs, while South African investment in China is valued at approximately R5.6-billion ($700-million). South African companies with stakes in Chinese industry include SABMiller; MIH (part of media group Naspers); petrol manufacturer Sasol, and mining companies Anglo American, Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo Gold Ashanti and Gold Fields, among others.Useful linksSino-Africa Co-operation ForumSouth Africa-China economic and trade co-operationDepartment of Foreign Affairs: China-SA relationsXinhua News Agencylast_img read more

Nadal says it’s noisy under US Open roof, despite changes

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Read Next Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot from Dusan Lajovic, of Serbia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — It’s too loud under the U.S. Open roof for Rafael Nadal.Even though the U.S. Tennis Association tried to lessen the noise in Arthur Ashe Stadium after the retractable cover’s debut during last year’s tournament, there was still quite a bit of ambient sound when the top was shut because of rain Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT —a cellphone tower above the stadium’s broadcast booths was moved;—old air conditioning equipment in the same spot was replaced with modern units that he said are much quieter;—sound-dampening material was placed above other AC units located outside of Ashe.Widmaier acknowledged that last year’s “background noise level … needed to be, at a minimum, reduced, if not eliminated.”Told of Nadal’s complaint Tuesday, Widmaier agreed “it was loud in there today, especially with the roof closed.” He said the USTA plans “to continue to work with sound experts” to see what else can be done.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Too much noise, no?” the No. 1-seeded Nadal said after beating Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the first round. “I was not able to hear the ball when you are hitting, no?”Nadal, who counts two U.S. Open championships among his 15 Grand Slam titles, missed the tournament because of an injury in 2016, when the $150 million sliding cover made its debut atop the event’s main arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSome players and spectators described the sounds last year as being similar to a rushing waterfall, a result of a combination of equipment in the stadium and 20,000-plus fans speaking.The USTA pledged a year ago to try to improve the situation and spokesman Chris Widmaier said Tuesday that steps had been taken: Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Another player who spent some time under the roof in Ashe on Tuesday was French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, whose first-round victory was completed there after being shifted from Court 17 because of the rain.“For me, was fine, but I was there only, like, three games,” she said. “Probably not enough time to really hear that noise or realize something like that.”Nadal said the noise under the roof at Flushing Meadows is worse than when the covers atop arenas at Wimbledon and the Australian Open are closed.“I understand it’s a show, at the end of the day, and I enjoy that. I feel part of this, of course. But under the roof, we need to be a little bit more strict about the noise, in my opinion, no?” he said. “Because all the noise stays inside, and this is difficult, no?”Widmaier said the USTA expects things to be less problematic as the two-week tournament continues.“What we noticed last year is that during the first week of the competition, there was noticeable crowd noise, both with the roof open and closed. Of course, that’s exacerbated when the roof is closed. However, we also noticed that as the tournament progressed, and the matches became more compelling, the crowd noise reduced,” he said. “It is early in the tournament, and we expect that as the tournament goes on, there will be more of a hush in the seating.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Cross country teams set for final meet before Big Ten Championships

The cross country Big Ten Championships meet is more than two weeks away, but the Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams will get a chance to run against championship-level competition Friday. The Buckeyes will run at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Oct. 14 in Madison, Wis. The meet will feature a number of ranked teams. Nineteen men’s teams are ranked in the top 30 in the country with the women’s field including 18 of the top 30 teams. OSU men’s head coach Robert Gary said having such a high number of good teams at one meet outside of the NCAA National Championship is a rarity. “This is an unprecedented number of great teams, usually you don’t get this many good teams at one meet until the national meet,” he said. Coaches from both OSU’s men’s and women’s teams said they are excited their runners are getting a chance to compete at a high level before championship season. “I think one of the good things about this meet is you have such good competition,” OSU women’s assistant coach Chris Neal said. “I think it’s a good chance for some of our girls to get out and run fast.” Another aspect of the meet that intrigues both coaches is the amount of Big Ten teams that will be in Madison: nine for the men and 10 for the women. A number of teams that the Buckeyes will run against at the Great Lakes regional meet are also a part of the field. Gary said he is looking forward to seeing how his team measures up with the rest of the conference and teams from OSU’s region. Viewing the meet as a “trial run” for the Big Ten championship is something the women are doing according to Neal. “This (meet) will allow us to see where we line up and what moves we need to make over the next couple weeks,” he said. The men will be without one of their top runners, redshirt senior Jake Edwards, who injured his hamstring at the Notre Dame Invitational Sept. 30. Even though Edwards isn’t running, the men think a top-10 finish is possible. “That’d be great,” junior Donny Roys said. “Getting in the top 10 will show that we’re meant to be at the national meet.” The women have aspirations of a high team finish as well, redshirt senior Jordan Jennewine said. “I think as a team we’d really love to be around top 20,” she said. In order for both teams to reach their place goals, running as a pack will be key. “I think we just need to get out and stay together,” Roys said. “We need to work on the last couple miles and staying together from the beginning.” Jennewine said having a small split between the first and fifth runner is important for the women to run well. “We already talked about keeping the spread small, and we’ll really keep our point total down,” she said. “When you have a lot of good teams, that’s basically the key to winning.” Coach Neal agreed. “When you’re talking about a field of this size, 15 seconds can be 40 points,” he said. “So, we really have to get our fifth and sixth runners to be up where our two through four runners are.” After running on Friday, the women will have a week off before the Big Ten Championship meet Oct. 30. The men will run at the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic Oct. 21. read more

Carlos Hyde shows different hunger for the game in win against Northwestern

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) cries as he meets with the media after a game against Northwestern Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorEVANSTON, Ill. – For nearly 45 seconds, Ohio State senior running back Carlos Hyde couldn’t find the words to describe the suspension that cost him playing time in the first three games of the season. Addressing the media for the first time in 2013 following OSU’s 40-30 victory against Northwestern Saturday, tears welled up in Hyde’s eyes as he was asked to recall the punishment.“That suspension, it really hurt, not being out there with my brothers, because I made a mistake,” Hyde said with emotion. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through.”Hyde’s suspension was issued after he was involved in an altercation with a woman at a Columbus bar in July. The incident was reported as an assault, and Hyde was tagged as a “person of interest” in the case. Charges were not filed against him, however, at the alleged victim’s request, but he was still disciplined by OSU for his involvement.The suspension gave Hyde, who said his Christian faith helped keep him focused during the suspension, what he called a “different hunger for the game.”“I go out every game with a mindset that I have to make up for those three games,” Hyde said. “I’m running with a whole different demeanor than what I would have had in the beginning if I didn’t get suspended.”Hyde showed that hunger Saturday, his third game back from suspension, with the biggest performance of his career. He gashed the Wildcats for a career-high 168 yards on 26 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns and also had 38 receiving yards on four receptions. With 206 yards from scrimmage, he accounted for more than 45 percent of OSU’s 451 yards of total offense.“I wanted it bad,” Hyde said. “I caught a rhythm. My (offensive line) was doing a great job to convert on run blocking, and they made it easy for me.”With just 126 rushing yards on 22 carries and five yards on two receptions in his first two games of the season, Hyde exceeded each of those totals Saturday.In his junior season in 2012, the Naples, Fla., product was the Buckeyes’ starting tailback and ran for 970 yards and a team-leading 16 touchdowns on 185 carries.That said, OSU coach Urban Meyer said Hyde’s career has been disappointing thus far.“His whole career was just kind of a mush. He hasn’t done a whole lot for himself or the program,” Meyer said of Hyde. “We all make mistakes. I hope this is a game-changer for him.”The Buckeyes needed Hyde to take on a greater role Saturday. OSU’s leading rusher this season, redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall, did not play in Saturday’s game because of an injury.“Jordan Hall’s got a little knee issue we’re dealing with right now,” Meyer said. “(Hyde)’s the horse right now. I think he’s a great player. That tells you how much I trust the kid to be able to do that.”Trailing 23-13 following a 32-yard field goal by Northwestern senior kicker Jeff Budzien early in the third quarter, the OSU offense needed to find the end zone.The Buckeyes turned to Hyde. He scored all three of his touchdowns — the only offensive touchdowns of the game for the Buckeyes — in the second half, in which he ran for a total of 112 yards on 16 carries.In total, the Buckeyes ran the ball 48 times, and Hyde said he thought that quantity of rushing attempts was a contributing factor in his success.“I’m made to carry the ball that many times,” Hyde said. “I definitely feel like me and the offensive line wore them down.”Getting to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten play did not come easily for the Buckeyes, though the team held steady at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll after the victory. They trailed for at least part of each quarter in Saturday’s game, and never held a lead of more than four points until freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa’s fumble recovery touchdown as time expired extended OSU’s margin of victory to 10 points.OSU’s winning streak, which stands at 18 games dating back to the start of the 2012 season, might have ended at the hands of Northwestern if not for Hyde’s contributions.“You always can lean on a great back like him, especially in the Big Ten season,” OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller said of Hyde.After playing its first six games of the season on consecutive Saturdays, OSU has a week off before it plays for its seventh win of the season against Iowa at Ohio Stadium Oct. 19. read more

OFFICIAL Marko Grujic joins Hertha Berlin on loan after new Liverpool

first_imgMarko Grujic has signed a new contract with Liverpool and then joined Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan.During the summer, Crystal Palace and Cardiff have shown interest in Grujic along with a number of foreign clubs.But, he will now move to Hertha Berlin to continue his development, according to Sky Sports.The Serbia international joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade in 2016 and has made eight appearances and scored no goal for them.He was sent out on loan to Cardiff last season, where he made 13 appearances and scored just one goal, but helped them win promotion to the Premier League.Liverpool took to Twitter to confirm the move saying: “Marko Grujic has signed a new contract with #LFC and joined @HerthaBSC on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance. Good luck for the season, Marko”Marko Grujic has signed a new contract with #LFC and joined @HerthaBSC on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance: https://t.co/AXkrHxQ7ziGood luck for the season, Marko. ? pic.twitter.com/OIMbpxEp7dRoberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 19, 2018Hertha Berlin also presented the midfielder to their fans via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.Unser vierter Neuzugang ist fix! Herzlich willkommen, Marko Grujic! Alle Infos gibt’s hier: https://t.co/wdsZu7ITWt #hahohe pic.twitter.com/VkJ2C1Dm7S— Hertha BSC (@HerthaBSC) August 19, 2018last_img read more