Port of Spain Trinidad Weather Forecast, India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Live: Rain interrupts play

first_imgPort of Spain Trinidad Weather Forecast, India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Live: Rain interrupts playPort of Spain Trinidad Weather Forecast, India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: India and West Indies will both look to win this game and take an unassailable series lead if the weather holds up and rain doesn’t spoil the match.advertisement India Today Web Desk Port of SpainAugust 11, 2019UPDATED: August 11, 2019 22:25 IST File Photo (Courtesy by BCCI)After rain playing spoilsport in the first ODI of the three-game series in Guyana, India and West Indies have moved to the Queen’s Park Oval for the second game and both teams will be looking to start on the attack after a washed out opening game. Interestingly, Chris Gayle has been ignored for the Test series, so this game and the last one at the same venue could be the last couple of times that one sees the legend take the field on the international stage.For India, it will be about starting afresh after a disappointing loss in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. The batting looks solid at the top with Shikhar Dhawan coming back to join Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli will once again get to play freely at the no.3 position as he doesn’t need to worry about building the innings as he had to during the showpiece event in England.The middle-order kind of picks itself as the team didn’t get to bat in the opening game. So while Shreyas Iyer should get another go after having made the XI in the first game, Rishabh Pant definitely will be playing the role of the finisher unless there is a top-order collapse. Kedar Jadhav is also set to get a game over Manish Pandey as was the case in the opening tie.2nd ODI weather live updates: Rain interrupts play after 42nd over10:20 PM IST: Rain has interrupted play after Virat Kohli got to his 42nd ODI hundred. Not pouring but steady enough to take the players away from the ground. The covers have been brought in. If India don’t get to bat again, West Indies will be chasing 277 runs in 42 overs.advertisementBad news in Trinidad. Rain has stopped play with India on 233/4 after 42.2 overs #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/DrhyW70zaq ICC (@ICC) August 11, 2019Rain played spoilsport in the first ODI but the second match seems to be clear as of now. The weather should hold up throughout the match with sunny skies till 5PM local time. (accuweather.com) (accuweather.com)Squads:West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Roston Chase, John Campbell, Keemo Paul, Oshane ThomasIndia: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), K Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Navdeep Saini.Also Read | Important for me to cement my position in Indian team: Shreyas IyerAlso Read | Watch: Virat Kohli aces bottle cap challenge with Ravi Shastri’s commentary in backgroundAlso Read | Watch: Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav play cricket in their hotel corridor ahead of 2nd ODI vs West IndiesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow india vs west indies 2nd ODI weather forecastFollow Port Of Spain Trinidad weather news updateslast_img read more

IMB Pirate Dies in Attack on Tanker off Nigeria

first_imgzoom An unknown number of pirates armed with automatic weapons in a speed boat approached and fired at a tanker while it was some 61 nautical miles off the coast of Bayelsa Coast, Nigeria, according to data provided by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.Alarm aboard the vessel was raised, while the onboard security team returned fire in the attack, which occurred on November 23.The pirates managed to board the tanker using a ladder and all crew retreated to the citadel. After two hours, the pirates left the tanker.IMB Piracy Reporting Centre noted that the vessel sustained some damages at the superstructure due to the firing.While one pirate was reported killed, all crew members aboard the tanker are safe, IMB added.Additionally, IMB Piracy Reporting Centre recorded two more pirate attacks on November 23, one off Cap Island, Philippines and the other in Vung Tau anchorage, Vietnam.Eight persons wearing masks, and armed with automatic weapons, in a speed boat attempted to board a bulk carrier underway using a long pole attached with hook in the Philippines. The persons in the boat opened fire and tried to board the vessel but failed due to the hardening measures taken by the vessel and moved away.In the second incident, a fishing boat slowly approached an anchored bulk carrier in Vietnam. Two robbers armed with knives boarded the vessel and started stealing ship’s stores. As the second crew made his routine rounds the robbers confronted and threatened him with the knife. The duty crew retreated into the accommodation and raised the alarm, resulting in the robbers escaping.The incidents come on the back of reports of a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, as 141 incidents were recorded in the first nine months of 2016, representing a 25% drop from the same period in 2015. A total of 111 vessels were boarded, five were hijacked, 10 were fired at, and a further 15 attacks were thwarted.Although the piracy levels dropped, IMB’s global piracy report shows kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, as 110 seafarers were taken hostage in the first nine months of 2016, and 49 crew were kidnapped for ransom.Nigeria, a growing hotspot for violent piracy and armed robbery, accounted for 26% of all captures, followed by Indonesia, Malaysia, Guinea and Ivory Coast.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Renforcement de lappui aux enfants et aux familles de la NouvelleÉcosse

first_img Au Cap-Breton, le Native Council of Nova Scotia offrira un programme Parenting Journey adapté à la culture, et le centre de ressources Family Place recevra du financement supplémentaire pour l’expansion de son programme Parenting Journey. Les noms des autres collectivités et organismes où des programmes seront offerts seront annoncés bientôt. Les Néo-Écossais auront bientôt accès à de nouveaux programmes qui appuient des familles plus fortes dans la province. Joanne Bernard, ministre des Services communautaires, a annoncé aujourd’hui 30 novembre un financement de 1,2 million de dollars pour le programme Stronger Families NS, qui offre des services d’intervention précoce et de prévention. « Je suis ravie d’annoncer une nouvelle orientation pour la protection de l’enfance en Nouvelle-Écosse, affirme Mme Bernard. Nous visons à travailler avec les familles plus tôt et à miser sur leurs forces pour trouver des solutions avant qu’une situation plus grave ou une crise ne survienne. » « Nous voulons que les enfants soient en sécurité et bien appuyés, et que les parents aient les outils nécessaires pour élever une famille en bonne santé. C’est l’objectif de ces programmes et de nos efforts visant à renforcer la loi sur les services à l’enfance et à la famille. » « Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer pour offrir du soutien et de l’aide à nos familles, souligne JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon, directrice générale du centre de ressources Family Place, au Cap-Breton. Nous savons que les enfants, les jeunes et les familles sont souvent mieux servis par les liens établis dans leur propre quartier et leur propre communauté. » Le programme Stronger Families NS atteindra cet objectif en améliorant les programmes d’intervention précoce et de prévention dans le domaine de la protection de l’enfance. Le programme vise à travailler plus étroitement avec des partenaires communautaires pour répondre aux besoins variés des familles qui ont besoin de soutien. Voici quelques-uns des programmes financés par le programme Stronger Families NS : Expansion du programme fructueux Parenting Journey à 15 nouveaux endroits à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ajout de nouveaux programmes adaptés à la culture de la communauté autochtone, de la communauté afro-néo-écossaise et de la communauté acadienne. Prestation d’un nouveau programme intitulé Family Connections, qui offre une formation supplémentaire au personnel du programme Parenting Journey afin de lui permettre de mieux appuyer la relation d’attachement entre les parents et les enfants. Prestation d’un plus grand soutien pratique et clinique par le programme Families Plus, un programme pilote intensif de préservation familiale offert au Cap-Breton aux familles à risque plus élevé. Le programme sera élaboré par Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia. last_img read more

Projects to Help Reduce Emissions In Annapolis Valley

Three communities in the Annapolis Valley will deliver projects to reduce emissions and fight climate change, with support from the province. Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette, announced today, July 26, $195,000 for three projects under the Low Carbon Communities Program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change by reducing emissions,” said Mr. Irving. “Supporting these projects will help more communities be part of our cleaner energy future while creating jobs and growing our green economy.” The Town of Wolfville will receive $60,000 to build awareness of sustainable energy initiatives, conduct research and develop a long-term energy plan. “Wolfville has committed to an ambitious climate change mitigation program which aims to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the community.” said Jeff Cantwell, mayor of Wolfville. “Funding from the Low Carbon Communities Program will allow us to plan and implement a town-wide climate action engagement campaign, inspiring and empowering institutions, businesses and residents to do our part in fighting climate change.” The Clean Annapolis River Project will receive $75,000 to deliver awareness initiatives about renewable energy. “Making the shift to more sustainable energy systems is a shared responsibility and I am excited to be able to share my passion while supporting rural Nova Scotians in this journey,” said project leader Jakemen Mercer. “This funding allows us to develop educational programs and resources to help us make the transition to sustainable energy systems that otherwise have not been available here.” The Municipality of the District of West Hants will receive $60,000 to develop an emissions reduction plan for the district. “We are thankful for the funding provided as it will enable us to update our emissions data, determine where we produce the most emissions and create clear specific actions to mitigate climate change in our region,” said Saira Shah, planner, Municipality of the District of West Hants. Low Carbon Communities helps eligible groups jumpstart projects by funding feasibility studies and plans, engagement activities and building capacity. Projects also promote efficiency, solar energy, clean transportation and other programs that help communities save money on their energy costs. This year, 11 projects across the province are receiving about $700,000. Eligible groups have received grants of up to $75,000 to a maximum of 75 per cent of project costs. The Low Carbon Communities Program supports Mi’kmaw communities, registered non-profit or charitable organizations and municipalities in Nova Scotia. read more

Financement à lappui des efforts communautaires de recrutement de médecins

Un nouveau programme de subventions à l’appui des collectivités visant à attirer et à maintenir en poste des médecins et leur famille accepte maintenant les demandes. Le gouvernement a lancé le volet « Collectivités saines », d’une valeur de 200 000 $, dans le cadre du Fonds pour l’innovation culturelle. Ce programme vise à aider les leaders communautaires à établir des liens entre les nouveaux médecins et les collectivités. « La force de notre province débute par nos collectivités dynamiques, souligne Leo Glavine, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Nous savons que les médecins considèrent de nombreux facteurs dans la prise de décisions concernant l’endroit où ils s’établiront et élèveront leur famille, et personne ne connaît mieux ces collectivités que les personnes qui y vivent et y travaillent déjà. » « Ce fonds vise à appuyer les efforts de recrutement et de maintien en poste par des groupes communautaires, et s’ajoute aux efforts continus déployés par le gouvernement et la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » Le nouveau volet a été créé avec l’aide de groupes communautaires, de leaders municipaux, de professionnels de la santé et de la Régie de la santé. Les municipalités, les musées, les bibliothèques, les entreprises sociales, les communautés des Premières Nations, ainsi que les groupes communautaires et les organismes culturels à but non lucratif inscrits en Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent présenter une demande. Le financement offert s’élève à un maximum de 25 000 $. « Pour assurer une collectivité robuste et en bonne santé, il faut non seulement accueillir des médecins, mais aussi bien comprendre l’importance de leur accueil et de l’accueil de leur famille au sein de la collectivité, affirme le Dr David Kogon, maire d’Amherst. Pour cette raison, le volet ‘Collectivités saines’ est une occasion idéale pour les groupes de trouver des façons uniques d’améliorer le maintien en poste des médecins dans leur collectivité. » L’objectif du programme est d’offrir aux collectivités la flexibilité de trouver des façons créatives et novatrices de se promouvoir auprès de médecins potentiels comme un endroit idéal où vivre, travailler et élever une famille. Il pourrait d’agir de créer des ressources pour la promotion des collectivités, de présenter aux médecins les possibilités qui s’offrent à eux au sein des collectivités, par exemple en matière de loisirs, d’éducation et d’autres activités, ou encore de créer des trousses de bienvenue. Pour plus de renseignements, consultez le https://novascotia.ca/culture-innovation-fund-healthy-communities/fr. AVIS AUX CHEFS DES NOUVELLES : Leo Glavine, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, sera disponible pour répondre aux questions des médias aujourd’hui 14 août à 11:30 h, devant la bibliothèque législative à Province House, au 1726 rue Hollis. read more

Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Additional Resources: For information on how to prepare for a hurricane and regular updates visit https://novascotia.ca/emergency and twitter.com/nsemo .Power outages should be reported to Nova Scotia Power at 1-877-428-6004. The Emergency Management Office (EMO) is reminding Nova Scotians to take steps to help minimize risk of property and personal damage from a hurricane or tropical storm. Strong winds, heavy rains and storm and power surges can cause significant damage. All Nova Scotians are asked to prepare in advance and monitor local weather forecasts this weekend. The basic checklist includes: EMO is working with Environment Canada and partners on the approaching storm, gathering municipal information, identifying possible local risk areas and conducting information sessions with provincial and municipal emergency management officers and co-ordinators. enough food and water for 72 hours monitoring local media outlets for updates securing gates, doors and windows moving yard furniture and securing trash cans, hanging plants and anything that can be picked up by wind checking radio batteries filling vehicles with gas and parking them away from trees keeping pets inside moving any type of watercraft to high ground ensure the safety of you and your family check on neighbours if the power has gone out, do not leave candles unattended -30- read more

Province Thanks Canadian Armed Forces for PostHurricane Dorian Assistance

Quick Facts: On behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil and all Nova Scotians, Chuck Porter, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office (EMO), expressed the province’s thanks to the Canadian Armed Forces for their support following Hurricane Dorian. Members of Joint Task Force Atlantic wrapped up their week-long response today, Sept. 15. “We appreciate the efforts of our Canadian Armed Forces members who deployed across the province, bringing not only much-needed assistance but also a sense of comfort and security to our communities,” said Mr. Porter. “Nova Scotians recognize that this support took members away from their own families and we are all very grateful to them for the support they provided in the aftermath of the storm.” While this phase of the recovery effort is over, Nova Scotia Power, which has brought in significant additional resources from outside the province, will continue to work until all power has been restored. The Emergency Management Office continues to operate the provincial coordination centre to facilitate efforts of EMO and its partners. Dorian, a Category 2 hurricane that made landfall in Nova Scotia on September 7, caused significant damage and risk to the safety of residents. That same day, Mr. Porter requested the Canadian Armed Forces assistance in supporting the provincial response to Dorian, which was the largest and most powerful storm to impact our province in its history. Its effects were felt from Yarmouth to Sydney. Additional Resources: — Information on Hurricane Dorian: novascotia.ca/emergency 450 members of Joint Task Force Atlantic were involved in the Canadian Armed Forces response members were deployed to areas across the province including Yarmouth, Liverpool, Bridgewater, Amherst, Truro, Sydney, Halifax, Sheet Harbour, Inverness, Mabou, Lunenburg, Guysborough, Antigonish, Pugwash, Barrington and Shelburne, and many additional communities in between close to 9,000 km of streets and roads were surveyed across the province via land vehicles and in the air for potential issues, more than 445 km of streets were reopened and more than 600 trees and objects were removed helicopter support was provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force Quotes: The collective response to Hurricane Dorian has been outstanding and working with our partners has been exceptional. I am very proud of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who left their families at home and stepped forward to assist our neighbours, friends and families here in Nova Scotia. There is no more rewarding service than helping fellow Canadians in their time of need. Rear Admiral Craig Baines, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic read more

Haste with which Maha Govt acted in Aarey condemnbale NCP

Mumbai: The opposition NCP on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court decision on Aarey, and blamed the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government for the “haste” with which it chopped trees there in the last couple of days. “The haste with which the Maharashtra Government acted over the weekend in cutting the trees is condemnable,” NCP leader Supriya Sule said. “The Supreme Court decision on Aarey is welcome. However what is worrying is the admission of the Maharashtra Government in the SC that the necessary number of trees have already been cut,” Sule tweeted. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit thanked the Supreme Court for ruling in favour of the student activists in the Aarey matter. “Thank you #SupremeCourt for standing by the protectors of #Nature. #SaveAarey @ConserveAarey,” he tweeted. PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti took potshots on Twitter to say that the issue of trees in the Aarey was more important than Kashmiri lives. “Aarey trees > Kashmiri lives,” she tweeted on Sunday night. The Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai’s Aarey to set up a Metro car shed. A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. “Don’t cut anything now,” the bench said. read more


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Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Rodeo FX reveals the visual effects behind the monsters of Stranger Things 3 (CNW Group/Rodeo FX) MONTRÉAL – Rodeo FX, lead vendor on the record-breaking third season of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, is set to release  three behind-the-scenes videos on October 2 that break down the visual effects that brought all the season’s creatures and monsters to life. Inspired by the iconic title creature from The Thing, the Duffer Brothers’ vision of the season’s terrifying Mind Flayer was modeled and animated by the Rodeo FX team. The team also delivered complex visual effects for environments, matter and substances, including imploding rats and moving goop.From previs and look development to compositing, the Rodeo FX team worked on the seven effects-rich episodes of the eight-episode season. VFX Supervisor Martin Pelletier led almost 200 artists over 13 months to deliver above 400 shots, hundreds of CG assets, and all the new season’s CG creatures. “After watching the first season of Stranger Things, I remember thinking that I had to work on that show one day,” said VFX Supervisor Martin Pelletier. “The third season was such a treat to be a part of. Working with the Duffer Brothers is a remarkable experience. They are really enthusiastic and it’s incredible to witness their creative process.”On set in Atlanta, and later at the post-production office in Los Angeles, Martin Pelletier met with VFX Supervisor Paul Graff and the Duffer Brothers on multiple occasions to discuss the artistic and technical challenges of bringing the season’s epic monsters to life.This marks an important achievement for the VFX house, which paved its way in the industry following three Emmy® wins for its work on HBO’s groundbreaking Game of Thrones. Having established its expertise in creature and animation work on It, Paddington 2, Bumblebee, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, among others, Rodeo FX was tasked by Netflix with raising the bar with new monsters.“Netflix trusted us with the biggest effects for their flagship show, which was both a tremendous honour and a great challenge,” said Rodeo FX President Sebastien Moreau. “I’m incredibly proud of how our teams rose to the occasion and delivered truly hair-raising creatures and effects.”The three making-of videos will be unveiled to the media via an exclusive, live, online presentation by VFX Supervisor Martin Pelletier and Animation Supervisor Yvon Jardel on October 1, at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The presentation will showcase the Rodeo FX’s work, as well as feature anecdotes and stories from their team’s collaboration with the Duffer Brothers.To access the online presentation on October 1, at 11:00 a.m. (ET), visit: https://www.rodeofx.com/stranger-things-3-makingof-event/Martin Pelletier and Yvon Jardel will also participate in a Facebook Live on October 2 at 12:00 p.m. (ET), followed by a Reddit AMA at 1:00 p.m.Stranger Things – Season 3 is available for streaming on Netflix.About Rodeo FXRodeo FX is a full-service, award-winning visual effects house for acclaimed films, groundbreaking series and unforgettable ads. Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX boasts close to 600 accomplished artists, with studios in Montréal, Los Angeles, Québec and Munich. Notable projects include Academy Award®-winner Blade Runner 2049, IT, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Aquaman, Kong: Skull Island, Arrival and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Rodeo FX recently won a 2019 VES Award for its work on Amazon’s Jack Ryan and a 2018 VES Award for its work on Game of Thrones. Emmy® honours include three awards for Game of Thrones in 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more information, visit rodeofx.com. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: read more


Submission eligibility:Eligible music must be available for all Canadians and for national sale* or via a recognized national music streaming provider.***Product must be released nationally via brick and mortar stores or third-party online retailers.**Product must be released via a nationally accessible streaming service that has paid subscriptions, full catalogue, or on-demand streaming.Eligible product was released during the eligibility period: September 1, 2018 through to November 8, 2019. Albums available for pre-order online no later than November 8, 2019 will also qualify. Pre-ordered online albums (digital or physical copies) will need to be available no later than November 22, 2019. Proof of transaction may be requested.Eligible musicians must be Canadian citizens. This is defined by CARAS as 50% or more of group members holding Canadian birth certificates, passports or are Canadian Permanent Resident(s) with residency in Canada during the last six months of the eligibility period.New for this year:Album and International Album of the YearSubmissions for Album of the Year Sponsored by Music Canada and International Album of the Year now fall within the same submission period and eligibility dates as regular categories.Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by APTNIndigenous Album of the Year has been changed to Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by APTN. Eligible individuals must be Inuit, First Nation or Métis and eligible groups must have at least 50% of members be Inuit, First Nation or Métis. Full eligibility criteria can be found here.Artist*, Group*, Breakthrough Artist** and Breakthrough Group of the Year**The following awards: Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Breakthrough Group of the Year will now be determined by the following weighting: 50% consumption (sales/streams), 25% Academy Delegate vote, 15% social data and 10% radio audience.* Presented with Apple Music**Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio BroadcastersComedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM CanadaNew this year, Just For Laughs will be providing a subsidy for those submitting to the Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada category, to cover the costs of submission fees. Just For Laughs is proud to support excellence in Canadian comedy.For a complete list of JUNO Awards categories, eligibility rules, and voting criteria, visit www.junoawards.ca/submissions.CARAS relies on Academy Delegates to help nominate and vote on JUNO Award winners each year. Sign up to become a CARAS Academy Delegate and receive 40% off submissions.Visit www.junoawards.ca/join.PwC – Trusted partner of the 2020 JUNO Awards.Nielsen Music is the Official Data Provider of the 2020 JUNO AwardsWeb Links:Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.caDigital ToolkitJUNO AwardsTwitter: @TheJUNOAwardsInstagram: @TheJUNOAwardsFacebook: @TheJUNOAwardsHashtag: #JUNOSExclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: .CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.Lead Partners: Apple Music, TD Bank GroupFunding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon.About CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Junos and CARAS Facebook Login/Register With: TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2019 – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that submissions for the 2020 JUNO Awards are now open from Monday, September 30, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019 at junosubmissions.ca.To be considered for nomination for the 2020 JUNO Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of September 1, 2018 and November 8, 2019.Key submission dates and deadlines:September 30, 2019 – Submissions openOctober 18, 2019; 5:00 p.m. ET – Deadline for discounted early-bird submissionNovember 8, 2019; 11:59 p.m. ET – Deadline for submissions Advertisement Twitter read more

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Following Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s July announcement of the new Nintendo Switch Lite, I began asking people I knew who already owned a Switch whether they would have purchased the new model had it been available when they were in the market. The anecdotal evidence I collected was interesting.Priced at around $260 in Canada, the Switch lite is $140 less than the Japanese console giant’s $400 flagship Switch, which will remain available. As intimated by its name, the new model is a tad smaller and noticeably lighter than its forerunner. Also important: The controls to either side of the display don’t pop off to become discrete Joy-Cons (though it can still connect to Joy-Cons to support local multiplayer), and it can’t be connected to televisions via HDMI for a big screen experience. It’s a purpose-built handheld system — a type of hardware Nintendo has been making a tidy profit on for close to three decades.My daughter and I had a chance to give the new system a whirl at small media event held in Toronto last week, and it’s pretty much exactly what we’ve been led to believe. One added perk I wasn’t expecting is that it has a proper directional pad on the left side (rather than the four separate buttons found on the flagship Switch), which should feel much more natural and comfortable for folks accustomed to traditional controllers. Fire Emblem: Three Houses review: Bigger and more beautiful, but less risk Hands on with Philips Hue for gamers Super Mario Maker 2 review: Nintendo has given us the keys to the Mushroom Kingdom Everyone I’ve chatted with about the Switch Lite over the last few weeks — mostly parents, plus some of their kids — was well aware that it was in the works. This bodes well for Nintendo. What might bode even better is their reactions. Everyone was excited about it. One of the dads I talked to said, “It’s not so much about whether I would have bought the Switch Lite over the original Switch had it been available last year, but whether I’ll buy it now as a second Switch for the family. And I’m thinking I probably will.”As most people with more than one kid know, having just one Switch in the house can be a source of family strife, especially if those interested in using it want to play something other than a multiplayer game like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Having a second Switch kicking around helps solve this problem — assuming everyone doesn’t want to play the same single-player game at the same time.Even more interesting, all of the kids I talked to said they wouldn’t care at all about not being able to connect to a TV because they never do. All of their current Switch gaming is done in handheld mode. For them, taking away the TV connectivity and detachable Joy-Con features in favour of reduced size and weight is all pro, no con. And their parents get to save a cool $140 in the process. It’s wins all around.My perspective is a bit different, and I suspect it will be shared by other older gamers.I do the vast bulk of my Switch gaming on a TV. Big screen gaming means less eye-strain, and it lets me use Nintendo’s more traditional (and decidedly more ergonomic) Switch Pro controller. I’d much prefer to use the Switch Lite over a flagship Switch during the occasional times I play while on the move, but unlike Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, it’s not particularly easy to transfer game save files between consoles, so I doubt I’d actually take the time to do it before leaving the house.Still, it’s safe to say the vast bulk of Nintendo’s market isn’t older gamers like me but rather kids who are happy to play solely in handheld mode and parents who want to save money and keep their offspring from getting into fights over who gets to use the family console. That suggests to me that the Switch Lite is going to be a monster hit.Now if only Nintendo can come up with some better colours for this new Switch than the yellow, grey, and turquoise that will be available at launch. Mario red, Peach pink, and Link green and gold would better whet the appetites of gamers both young and old, methinks.The Nintendo Switch Lite launches in Canada and the U.S. on September 20th. read more

Steve Harvey Hosts Successful Mentoring Program For Over 200 Young Men

Emmy Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, business mogul and philanthropist, Steve Harvey returned to Georgia with his mentoring weekend.Steve Harvey Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by LexusThe weekend kicked off with the Steve Harvey Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Lexus. In addition, the weekend included the Boys Mentoring Camp and the Single Mother’s Enrichment Summit.Steve added to the excitement of the weekend when the golf tournament concluded with a surprise announcement that he would pay off the remainder of one of his mentee’s college tuition. The biggest surprise of the weekend came when the Steve Harvey Foundation made the dream of nearby hospice patient, Kristen Moore – whose lifelong wish was to meet Steve Harvey – come true by inviting her to his VIP reception where she was able to sit down with Steve, her favorite entertainer.The golf tournament was followed by the 11th annual Steve Harvey Mentoring Program (SHMP) with special guest – GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Ne-Yo and more. Over 200 teenage boys from fatherless homes across the nation attended at The Rock Ranch founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A. For the first time, the camp partnered with Bethany Christian Services.Steve Harvey partnered with mentors, and leaders in politics, philanthropy, entertainment, and business who joined him and the young men to take part in life changing experiences that equipped fatherless young men with professional tools and life skills.Activities included STEM programs hosted by the U.S. National Guard, educational forums, career development, financial literacy, motivational sessions, health, wellness and sports clinics hosted by New York Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor and Atlanta Hawks’ DeAndre’ Bembry. The boys also received complementary haircuts sponsored by Uncle Jimmy Products.The Single Mothers’ Enrichment Summit, sponsored by Target and Coca-Cola was also a huge success. The attending mothers were empowered, inspired and moved to tears during best-selling author & speaker, Iyanla Vanzant’s transformational session. In addition, NBC Chicago P.D. actor, LaRoyce Hawkins, surprised the moms with inspirational poems and lots of hugs! Sessions were led by American actor, Cocoa Brown, author, speaker and Editor-At-Large of ESSENCE, Mikki Taylor, New York Times best-selling author and producer, Kristina “Zane” Roberts, as well as sponsor, Caroline Wanga, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources at The Target Corporation.Additional guests during the weekend included; educator, author and speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, Tied to Greatness CEO, Dr. Alex Ellis, radio personality, Rock-T, NBA legend, Dikembe Mutombo, San Francisco 49ers’, Takeo Spikes, Seattle Seahawks’, Fred McCrary, Buffalo Bills’, Marcus Stroud, Long Drive Champion, Maurice Allen, and more.Additional sponsors include, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, Taliah Waajid, Under Armour, Port Covington, Bethany Christian Services, US Fish & Wildlife, and more. read more

Manny Pacquiao Meets Young Cancer Patient After Fight

On Saturday night all-time boxing legend Manny Pacquiao defeated fellow boxer Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Manny Pacquiao Meets 13-year old cancer patient Joshua GabazonProving that he is a champion both in and outside of the ring, Pacquiao surprised 13-year old cancer patient Joshua Gabazon and his family to join him in Vegas to watch the fight.Manny has devoted himself to public service and donated more than one-third of his career earnings to charity. It is his goal to be an instrument of hope and change around the world. He established the Pacquiao Foundation to fight for those less fortunate.Manny Pacquiao, who has been in the sport of boxing for more than two decades, is focused more than ever on public service. Manny and his wife, Jinkee, have long supported local communities throughout their careers, by building over 1,000 residential homes, aiding in natural disaster relief efforts, covering hospital bills and expenses, and providing food and resources to the hungry. Through their foundation, the hope is to continue serving such causes in a greater capacity.The Manny Pacquiao Foundation will allow Manny and Jinkee to continue this commitment through a centralized organization to faithfully serve and help communities. Through a rebranding and relaunch of the existing foundation, the new foundation’s focus will be refined and life-changing for communities around the world. The Manny Pacquiao Foundation will work to serve residential areas, build hospitals, build schools, and to provide scholarships and resources to people through partnerships around the world.Manny and Jinkee have undertaken many service projects throughout their lives and hope they can continue to maximize their outreach efforts and service to local communities.

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Stars Attend 9th Annual Variety Charity Poker Casino Night

On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, 2006 WSOP champion and poker philanthropist Jamie Gold hosted the 9th Annual Variety Charity Poker & Casino Night to benefit Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern California.Video: Kevin McHale Talks to Look To The Stars About Giving BackOver 600 celebrities and entertainment executives played poker under the stars on the iconic Paramount Studios lot.Bruce Buffer (the voice of the UFC), kicked off the poker tournament with his signature catchphrase “It’s Time” and event host Jamie Gold invited guests to go All In for Variety’s Kids. Partygoers also enjoyed playing blackjack, roulette and craps.Video: Look To The Stars Talks to Camryn ManheimGuests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and a vintage treats bar featuring Twinkies, Cracker Jack and more. Variety SoCal supporters enjoyed the My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream Mochi BarTM with their delicious S’mores, Green Tea, Strawberry and Chocolate mocha ice cream and yummy champagne and citrus flavored cotton candy from Love Swirls. Partygoers posed for Casino Royale themed pictures in the Polite In Public photo booth and generously supported Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern California during the silent auction and raffle.Event Chair Patricia Gonzalez (SVP, In-Theatre Marketing at Paramount Pictures) and Executive Director of Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern California, Elizabeth O’Neil, welcomed guests and shared Variety’s mission to serve children in need in our community. The highlight of the event was the presentation of mobility bikes to six Variety Kids who are now able to enjoy the childhood rite of passage of riding a bicycle. Variety of SoCal President John C. Hall and recording artist Austin Mahone showed the Variety Kids their cool news rides that were made especially for them. Guests cheered as Zachary (2 years old), Jesse (3 years old), Andrea (3 years old), Emily (11 years old), Adriel (11 years old) and Jesse (16 years old) rode down the red carpet on their cool new bikes.Hollywood’s brightest stars from television, film, music and sports, including Austin Mahone, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvinstev, Nikki Bella, Sasha Pieterse, Victoria Arlen, Corey Feldman,
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Edwin Hodge, Camryn Manheim, Gilles Marini, Nash Overstreet, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Hayley Orrantia, Nick Peine, Hudson Thames, Adrienne Frantz, Scott Bailey, Jake T. Austin, Perez Hilton, Jovan Armand, Jason Collins, Jennifer Tilly, Maria Ho, Sohvi Rodriguez, David Sutcliffe, Clinton Sparks, Chris Warren, Layla Warren, Bai Ling, Tito Ortiz and more, joined writers, directors, producers, network and studio executives to show their love and support for Variety Kids.“It was an honor to host the Variety Charity Poker & Casino Night again this year. We are so grateful to all of our celebrity friends who came out to support this worthy cause and who helped us raised critical funds to provide programs and services to children in need in our community. It was incredible to see the huge smiles on the Variety Kids’ faces as they cruised the Paramount lot on their mobility bikes. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back at Paramount Studios next Summer for our 10th Annual event.” said host Jamie Gold. read more

Ricky Gervais Peter Egan Welcome Pledge After Dog Meat Free Indonesia Exposes

Indonesia’s Regency of Karanganyar in Java has pledged an action plan to end its brutal dog meat trade, a move that will save almost 2,000 dogs from slaughter and human consumption each month.The move comes following a shocking investigation by campaign coalition Dog Meat Free Indonesia, and the victory has been welcomed by DMFI celebrity ambassadors Ricky Gervais and actor Peter Egan with a short video message.Ricky Gervais says: “Thank you Juliyatmono Bupati for saving all those beautiful dogs.”Peter Egan says: “Thank you Bupati Juliyatmono for helping to save our dogs and the health of the Indonesian people. Thank you.”In response Bupati Juliyatmono of Karanganyar issued his own video message announcing the plan to eliminate the dog meat trade, and personally thanking Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan.The action plan includes closing every stall selling dog meat in the regency and the creation of alternative livelihoods for those people currently reliant on the trade. DMFI campaigners are optimistic that this will mark the start of a nationwide movement to tackle this illegal and dangerous trade. In fact, the local government of another Indonesian city, YogYakarta, has already followed suit and pledged its own dog meat ban.However, not all regional governments are so progressive. The Governor of North Sulawesi, Olly Dondokambey, has consistently refused to act, even refuting animal cruelty despite video evidence of dogs and cats being bludgeoned and blow-torched alive in the region’s animal markets. North Sulawesi remains a hotbed of dog and cat meat trade activity with around 200 “extreme” animal markets often visited by unsuspecting tourists.Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International, a DMFI coalition member group, said: “Indonesia is a popular tourist destination for millions of travelers including about 360,000 Brits each year, but the country’s natural beauty is hiding an ugly secret that many tourists will be unaware of. Visiting local markets is often promoted by tour guides but innocent travelers could be exposing themselves to horrific scenes of animal cruelty as well as dangerous diseases like rabies. The national government has issued a crackdown but for as long as local regions like North Sulawesi simply ignore that, the killing and the risk to tourists continues.”An estimated 12 million tourists visit Indonesia each year—including over 1 million Australians, and an estimated 360,000 from the United Kingdom, 330,000 from the United States, and between 200,000 and 260,000 each from the Netherlands, Germany and France.A series of Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition investigations showed dogs being beaten and strung upside down to bleed out whilst still conscious, and in full view of other terrified dogs bound and caged who await their turn.Despite the lack of action by North Sulawesi, the progress being made in Karanganyar and Yogyakarta gives DMFI campaigners cause for hope. In Karanganyar, every one of the estimated more than thirty dog meat-selling stalls throughout the regency will be closed, and the local government has already hosted a meeting with the traders to announce the ban and to discuss alternative livelihood opportunities, a first of its kind in Java. The Yogyakarta Provincial Government has separately drafted a Mayor’s Regulation for approval through which a ban on dog meat would be implemented.When announcing the Karanganyar action plan, local officials warned of the grave risks to public health the dog meat trade poses. Whilst dog meat is consumed by only a minority (7%) of Indonesia’s entire population, it remains a significant threat to public health, with rabies transmission being of particularly grave concern.Indonesia has the world’s 5th largest number of human rabies deaths in Asia each year, and it is no coincidence that the provinces and regencies with the greatest demand for dog meat are also those with the highest prevalence of rabies. North Sulawesi Province continues to have some of the highest numbers of human deaths attributed to rabies in Indonesia.Globally, opposition to the dog and cat meat trades is increasing, with an ever-growing number of countries and territories in the region (Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand) and internationally (the United States) banning the trade in and slaughter, sale, consumption of dogs. read more

Octavia Spencer To Receive Inspiration Award at GLSEN Respect Awards Los Angeles

GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, is pleased to announce that it will honor award-winning actress and activist Octavia Spencer with the Inspiration Award at the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles.“GLSEN is deeply honored to present the Inspiration Award to Octavia Spencer, an actor who has devoted her career to diverse storytelling, promoting social good, and is a steadfast ally for the LGBTQ community,” said Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. “Octavia is a role model for combining art with activism and a true embodiment of the Inspiration Award.”Spencer, a multi-award-winning actor for her standout roles in films like “The Help” and “Hidden Figures,” has been an outspoken ally for LGBTQ rights, including marriage equality and issues surrounding equality and homophobia – using her voice on behalf of the LGBTQ community on countless occasions. In choosing projects like “A Kid Like Jake” and “The Shape of Water,” Spencer has utilized her platform to move the conversation forward, making her a formidable advocate and partner to the community.The Co-Chairs for this year’s GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles include Andrew Graham, Dave Karger, Patrick Moran, and Chip Sullivan. Honorary co-chairs include Greg Berlanti & Robbie Rogers, Matt Bomer & Simon Halls, Bruce Bozzi & Bryan Lourd, Jess Cagle & Matt Whitney, Connor Franta, Bob Greenblatt, Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg, Blair & David Kohan, Max Mutchnick & Erik Hyman, Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak, Ellen Pompeo, Julia Roberts & Danny Moder, and Kerry Washington. The event is sponsored by Apple and Wells Fargo. Last year’s ceremony honored actress and activist Yara Shahidi; Will & Grace co-creators and executive producers Max Mutchnick & David Kohan; actress, producer, and activist Ellen Pompeo; Elizabeth Gabler, President, Fox 2000 Pictures, accepting on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film; and Student Advocate of the Year Ruby Noboa.The GLSEN Respect Awards, introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of students, educators, community leaders, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of LGBTQ youth. Past honorees include Kerry Washington, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg, Julia Roberts and Danny Moder, Zendaya, Brendon Urie, Shonda Rhimes, and Carla Gugino.
For nearly three decades, GLSEN has led the way on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education through ground-breaking original research, innovative program development, educator training, student organizing, and targeted state and federal advocacy. With the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth and educators, and GLSEN national programs like Day of Silence, No Name-Calling Week, and Ally Week, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work in measurable improvements in the lives of LGBTQ students in the United States.Tables and sponsorships for the Respect Awards are available now. For additional information, please click [here. read more

Experienced peacekeeping envoy Kobler tapped to head up UN Mission in Libya

Mr. Kobler will succeed Bernardino León of Spain, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and effective leadership of UNSMIL. The leadership transition will take place in the coming days.Mr. Kobler brings to this position more than 30 years of senior United Nations and foreign service experience, serving since 2013 as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Prior to this, he was Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) (2011-2013) and Deputy Special Representative with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) (2010-2011).He held several positions with the German Government, notably as Director-General for Culture and Communication in the Foreign Affairs Ministry and as Ambassador to Iraq and Egypt. He was also Chef de Cabinet to former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and Deputy Chef de Cabinet. He served as Deputy Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Balkan Task Force and established in 1994 the German representation to the Palestinian Authority in Jericho. read more

Initiative aims to build capacity among Brocks female faculty staff and students

Women at Brock want to build one another up, and have created an initiative in support of the cause.Women in Leadership (WIL), formed by a group of strong Brock females, is intended to encourage women at Brock to take on leadership roles at the University and beyond.Following their attendance at last year’s annual conference of Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC), several women from Brock decided to look at ways to maintain the excitement of the conference throughout the year on the University’s campus, while also cultivating a strong cohort of Brock women leaders to attend SWAAC in April 2019.An early step in the journey was a panel discussion delivered at last summer’s Niagara Leadership Summit (NLS) by Ingrid Makus, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FOSS), Diane Dupont, former Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies in FOSS and current Interim Dean, Graduate Studies, and Angela Book, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in FOSS. In their session, A Conversation with Brock Administrators, the three women interviewed one another, described their roles and worked to dispel some deeply held assumptions.“There are myths out there about the significance of administrative roles for women. People don’t understand what senior administration means,” says Dupont. “We contribute to the goals of the University.”Turning their attention to their University colleagues, the women started WIL to continue the momentum of the SWAAC conference and the NLS panel.The group intends to meet monthly to tackle different topics.About 30 women attended the first meeting in November to discuss the current situation for women in leadership roles at Brock, to consider ways to support women in both formal and informal leadership positions, and to encourage the next generation of potential women leaders.“We want to build a trusted network of mentors,” says Dupont of the initiative’s goal. “Leadership is all about human relations.”Book notes the importance of collaboration in effective leadership.“I can’t imagine doing this alone,” she says.Beyond the initial goal of fostering a Brock contingent at SWAAC, WIL organizers are looking at how to further structural support to mentor upcoming female leaders in the University, possibly building on a pilot program currently underway.The increasing number of women in politics and academia may seem encouraging but some striking disparities persist, says Makus.“It’s true there are more women in tenure track positions in post-secondary institutions,” she says “but, the higher you go, the fewer women you see in positions of formal leadership.”Even within positions of leadership in administration, there are significant salary discrepancies between women and men, Makus says.“There is still a lot of work to be done.”According to Dupont, women’s roles are traditionally seen as emotional labour and caregiving, which don’t generally come with prestigious titles or remuneration.“The definition of leadership is not tied to a formal position,” says Dupont. Leadership is happening quietly throughout the University, she says, but often the leadership provided by women is informal.In recognition of the diversity of work done by women in the University, WIL has expanded beyond those with formal leadership titles.Monthly meetings are open to the entire Brock community. The initiative aims to recognize leadership wherever it is found within the University and to build a support network among women leaders at Brock.  Makus is confident that the initiative will yield a strong cohort of Brock women leaders to attend the 2019 SWAAC conference in Waterloo. Meanwhile, she says, conference organizers are watching what’s happening at Brock with interest.The next meeting of WIL is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in GSB 408. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend. Additional information, including dates and locations of upcoming meetings, is posted on the Women in Leadership web page. read more

Urban Meyer Ohio State football ready for rivalry game against Wisconsin

The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of only four remaining undefeated teams in college football, but coach Urban Meyer said he has not addressed the topic of potentially being named national champions by the Associated Press with his team. Meyer said he tries “not to control what we can’t control,” since the team is banned from postseason play this season, and that his team’s focus is on playing Wisconsin Saturday. “They know what’s coming,” Meyer said of Saturday’s game. “Our guys know where they’re at.” Redshirt senior cornerback Travis Howard said he and his teammates are approaching the season “one game at a time.” “What we can control is just to go out there and beat every team that we face,” Howard said. “For right now … everyone is just focused on this one opponent, and that’s Wisconsin.” Meyer called this Saturday’s contest, which will kick off at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., at 3:30 p.m., a “rivalry game.” “It’s a rivalry game because we have to understand who you’re playing and what they’ve done the past few years,” Meyer said. “They’re a very good team.” Last season, the Buckeyes defeated the Badgers 33-29 at Ohio Stadium. In 2010, the Badgers handed the Buckeyes their only loss of the season at Camp Randall. The 2012 season was later vacated by the NCAA as part of sanctions that resulted from Buckeyes players exchanging OSU football memorabilia for free tattoos. Senior defensive end John Simon said the matchup with the Badgers is a “huge game” for the Buckeyes. “This is going to be a tough, tough game for us,” Simon said. “We know they’re going to come in with a chip on their shoulder … we’re doing everything we can this week to prepare and we’ll be up to the challenge.” There is one potential achievement the Buckeyes can control: with a win on Saturday, the Buckeyes clinch the Big Ten Leaders Division title, even though Wisconsin has already clinched a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game due to OSU and Penn State’s postseason bans. Meyer said that he will discuss that with his team. “That’s real important to us,” Meyer said of winning the division title. The Buckeyes clinched a share of the divisional championship after Penn State’s 32-23 loss at Nebraska. Injury update After missing the Buckeyes’ last four games with a broken right fibula, redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino is back in the starting lineup, Meyer said Monday. Sabino, sophomore Ryan Shazier and senior Zach Boren, who moved to linebacker from fullback following Sabino’s injury, are the team’s starting linebackers as of Monday, Meyer said. Meyer said senior linebacker Storm Klein will also play off the bench. Freshman cornerback Armani Reeves, who plays on the team’s kickoff coverage unit but has missed the past four games due to injury, is back this week, Meyer said. The news was less positive for freshman running back Bri’onte Dunn, who Meyer said is out for Saturday’s game with an MCL sprain. Meyer said the injury did not require surgery, and that his return for the season finale versus Michigan is questionable. Meyer said starting center junior Corey Linsley is “still a little banged up, but he hopes Linsley will be back at full strength by Wednesday. He also said redshirt senior safety Orhian Johnson was “good to go” for Monday’s practice after suffering a head injury against Illinois. read more