Debutant Nico Schulz scored a scruffy 85th-minute winner as Germany claimed their first victory since their World Cup debacle by beating Peru 2-1 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.Schulz’s unconvincing attempt appeared to be heading wide of the target before Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese diverted the Hoffenheim man’s drive into the net.Schulz was one of those culpable for the Peruvians’ goal, failing to stop Luis Advincula breezing past him down Germany’s left before beating Marc-Andre ter Stegen from a tight angle. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Yet Joachim Low’s men replied three minutes later through Julian Brandt’s chipped finish, and Schulz’s late winner ensured the Germans could start to look forward following their poor performances in Russia.Germany started brightly as Marco Reus was denied inside two minutes by Gallese, who then stood up to keep out Matthias Ginter’s free header from a corner, before Peru took a 22nd-minute lead.Advincula was afforded too much space and neither Schulz, Niklas Sule or Germany goalkeeper Ter Stegen could prevent his near-post effort sneaking in.Yet the hosts hit back quickly, Brandt cleverly lifting the ball over the advancing keeper after the Bayer Leverkusen winger was picked out by Toni Kroos’ pass.Both teams created chances in the second half – Timo Werner wasting Brandt’s good work by firing over before Jefferson Farfan fired wide of the target when picked out by Advincula.It appeared the game would finish level until Gallese’s error, Schulz’s weak side-footed shot squirming under him.We got there in the end Nico #Schulz ‘s debut strike wins it late on for Germany! #DieMannschaft #GERPER 2-1 pic.twitter.com/UNRDep4PWr — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) September 9, 2018 What does it mean: Germany can look to the future This was not a convincing German victory, but it was perhaps fitting it was delivered by a debutant. The memories of Russia will take some shifting and new blood like Schulz can help this team move on.Pat on the back: Brandt a bright spark Germany lacked creativity and flair at the World Cup and Brandt is seen as one of those who can change that. He offered a directness few in Low’s team possess and also showed a cool head to score in the first half.Boot up the backside: Goalkeepers find it tough Ter Stegen, brought in for Manuel Neuer, really failed to grasp his opportunity as he was beaten too easily for the opener. Yet that was not as bad as Gallese failing to keep out Schulz’s weak try.What’s next? Having drawn 0-0 in their opening Nations League match with world champions France, Germany face Netherlands in the competition in October. Peru, meanwhile, have another friendly against Chile at the start of next month. read more
National Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday and Sioux City Fire Rescue will be holding several activities.Fire Marshall Mark Aesoph says there is a special theme for the week:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PREVENT1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….your escape plan. ;14He says you should draw a map of your home, marking exits from each room and a path to the outside, and then practice your home fire drill twice a year:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PREVENT2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….breaks out in your home. :11An open house will be held Sunday at each Sioux City Fire Station with a free lunch and firefighters and citizen’s academy members giving tours and demonstrations.Aesoph says you may also sign up for a SAFE Home Program:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PREVENT3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………refer to at home. :20Sunday’s open houses run from 1p until 4pm.Fire Station 1315 9th St.Fire Station 32630 3rd St.Fire Station 43109 Dearborn Blvd.Hands On Fire Extinguisher TrainingFire Station 54729 Southern Hills DriveFire Station 64203 Morningside Ave.Fire Station 73252 Floyd Blvd.Fire Station 83829 W. 19th St.
Story Highlights Meanwhile, former soldier who fought in World War II as a Royal Air Force member, Mr. Stanley Atkinson, tells JIS News that he is pleased to know that Jamaica still remembers the contribution ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen made, although he will not be able to attend the ceremony on Sunday. The nation will, on Sunday, November 12, honour the memory of the fallen servicemen and servicewomen of World Wars I and II at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony, which will be held at National Heroes Park in Kingston. Expected to lay wreaths at the National Heroes Park are the Governor-General, Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Chief Justice, Mayor of Kingston, Chief of Defence Staff, Commissioner of Police, representatives from the Diplomatic Corps, the Commissioner of Corrections and Chairmen of the Jamaica Legion and the Royal Air Force. The nation will, on Sunday, November 12, honour the memory of the fallen servicemen and servicewomen of World Wars I and II at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony, which will be held at National Heroes Park in Kingston.Traditionally, Remembrance Day is observed on the second Sunday in November, and its primary purpose is to celebrate those who gave their service and ultimately their lives in the two world wars.On November 8, 1915, the first Jamaican contingent under the command of Major W.D. Neish was sent off to serve in the First World War. Some 4,000 to 5,000 Jamaicans were involved in the two wars, some of whom served in the Royal Air Force while others joined the ground forces of the British Army and the Canadian Armed Forces.General Secretary of the Island Council for the Jamaica Legion, Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Clarke, one of the organisers of the event, tells JIS News that the day’s activities are worth celebrating by all Jamaicans, because these not only recognise servicemen and servicewomen who served during the world wars but those who died while on the battlefield, and offers motivation to servicemen and servicewomen who currently serve the nation.“We will have the traditional service with the laying of wreaths at National Heroes Park, and other activities in St. Thomas, Portland, St Ann’s Bay, Manchester and Montego Bay and Port Maria.We expect some veterans who have served to be present also,” Mr. Clarke says.Expected to lay wreaths at the National Heroes Park are the Governor-General, Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Chief Justice, Mayor of Kingston, Chief of Defence Staff, Commissioner of Police, representatives from the Diplomatic Corps, the Commissioner of Corrections and Chairmen of the Jamaica Legion and the Royal Air Force.The public is being urged to show their support for the military men and women who are veterans and also those who gave their lives serving by attending the services in each parish. Some services will close with a parade of uniformed groups.Mr. Clarke tells JIS News that some 40 ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen are expected to attend the ceremony.Meanwhile, former soldier who fought in World War II as a Royal Air Force member, Mr. Stanley Atkinson, tells JIS News that he is pleased to know that Jamaica still remembers the contribution ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen made, although he will not be able to attend the ceremony on Sunday.“It’s good to know that we are still being recognised. People keep reminding me, otherwise I would have forgotten it long ago,” Mr. Atkinson, who is 94 years of age, says.He went to World War II with two of his brothers, one of whom he never saw again after the war ended.On the other hand, his neighbour, Retired Jamaica Defence Force Sergeant, Peter Williams, will be attending the Remembrance Day event to offer his support.“I am pleased to know that Jamaica still recognises the hard work and sacrifices that were made decades ago by those servicemen and servicewomen,” he tells JIS News.Mr. Williams is one of hundreds of persons who sell poppies through the annual National Poppy Appeal to raise funds to maintain Curphey Home in Newport, Manchester, which is a residential facility for indigent ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen, and assists with the welfare of other ex-servicemen across the island.Additionally, Curphey Home, which was founded in 1958, is the only establishment of its kind in Jamaica that provides food, clothing and nursing for ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen on a daily basis.“It is very important for Jamaicans to support the National Poppy Appeal. These ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen are in need, and it is only through our financial donations that they can be assisted,” Mr. Williams tells JIS News.
Augustina Harker has avoided relaxing and playing with her partner and two children in the backyard for the past three summers because of the noise from a rail line used as a staging area behind her house in Winnipeg.“It’s like you’re inside of a factory,” Harker said, adding that the smell of diesel periodically penetrates her home. “It shakes the house when those cars are hitting together.”Harker and other residents of the east Winnipeg neighbourhood told a tribunal last year they hear valves releasing, engines throttling, trains braking and freight cars banging at all hours. “It’s an extraordinary disruption,” she said in an interview Friday.Harker may be able to take heart. The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by the Canadian National Railway Company to an earlier ruling that CN’s railway activity was too noisy for residents.The initial May 2017 decision by a Canadian Transportation Agency tribunal ruled “that the noise levels caused by CN’s operations constitute substantial interference” and “are not reasonable, as they cause an excessive impact on the residents.”The tribunal stated the agency may order CN to make “any change” to its operations that the regulator considers reasonable.Wednesday’s federal court decision dismissed CN’s application for judicial review on the grounds that questions of fact were beyond the court’s role as an appeal body in this case.Multiple Winnipeg residents living alongside the rail line near the Transcona Rail Yard told the tribunal in 2016 that CN has been using the area to hold and rearrange trains since 2015, when construction on an underpass — completed the following year — began.Robert Scott, who filed the complaint, argued the vibrations and noise have cracked home foundations, ceilings and drywall and caused sleep deprivation, high blood pressure, headaches and anxiety among the applicants.“The applicants provided an example of one incident…where a train idled with its engine revving up and down for over an hour before departing,” the tribunal’s decision reads.“The applicants state that when idle trains start to move, there are successive banging noises resembling explosions, as the boxcars slam into one another. The applicants state these noises also occur both day and night.”CN had argued it was “only causing such noise and vibration as is reasonable,” and requested the initial complaint be dismissed, the tribunal said.Companies in the story: (TSX:CNR)
Kolkata: As Trinamool Congress observed Nandigram Divas with solemnity on Thursday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “We observe Krishak Divas on March 14 to remember those who had been killed in Nandigram. On this day we give out the Krishak Ratna award. We feel proud about the farmers. The government is committed towards their development.”However, the Krishak Ratna award could not be given this year due to the promulgation of the 2019 Lok Sabha election’s model code of conduct. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIn Contai, state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari attended a programme organised by East Midnapore District Trinamool Congress to remember those who got killed in Nandigram on March 14, 2007. He garlanded the martyr’s column at Tekhali and Sonachura. The minister also launched campaigns for Sisir Adhikari, contesting from the Contai Lok Sabha seat and Dibyendu Adhikari, contesting from the Tamluk seat. Meanwhile, Paschimbanga Trinamool Madhyamik Sikshak Samity observed Nandigram Day in North Kolkata. Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare took part in the programme. She remembered the sacrifice of the farmers who had been gunned down by the erstwhile CPI(M) government. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe then state government had decided to acquire land from the farmers to develop a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for Salim Group of Indonesia. Accordingly, acquisition notice was given to the farmers. In response, the farmers had launched a movement against the state government’s decision. On March 14, 2007, state government officials along with a huge contingent of police had gone to Nandigram to acquire the land of the farmers. When the farmers resisted police opened fire, killing 14 farmers and leaving 50 more injured. Trinamool Congress subsequently took up the cause of the farmers and it marked the beginning of the Left Front’s end in Bengal. People from all walks of life including intellectuals, theatre personalities, poets and others had joined the rallies organised by the party in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee herself had spearheaded the movement and shook the foundation of CPI(M). The issue had an impact on the entire nation. In 2008 Trinamool Congress fared quite well in the Panchayat elections and bagged East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas Zilla Parishad. In the 2009 Lok Sabha poll, the party improved its performance. In 2010 Trinamool won the election at Kolkata Municipal Corporation and finally dislodged CPI(M) from power in 2011.
Nablus: A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday before being shot dead, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The Israeli army said a Palestinian tried to carry out a stabbing attack near a military checkpoint close to Nablus in the northern West Bank, after which “a civilian fired and neutralised the assailant”. The Palestinian health ministry later confirmed he had died, though his identity was not released. Palestinian official news agency Wafa said the man who fired the shot was a settler, though the army declined to confirm or deny this. Wafa quoted eyewitnesses as saying the Palestinian man was a truck driver. A series of Palestinian lone wolf attacks broke out in the West Bank in late 2015. The situation has since calmed, but sporadic attacks continue.
GENEVA- Opponents of the coup that toppled Egypt’s elected president Mohamed Morsi in July warned Wednesday the country was headed towards civil war and urged the international community to pay attention.“The present regime since the coup is pushing Egypt towards civil war,” journalist and former chief editor of the Al-Shorouk newspaper, Wael Kandil, told reporters in Geneva.He warned the security forces’ crackdown on supporters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has resulted in more than 1,000 people being killed and more than 2,000 arrested nationwide, was ripping the country apart. Kandil was in Geneva to help launch a new loose coalition of coup opponents from diverse political backgrounds, based inside the country and abroad.Calling themselves the “Anti-coup Egyptian delegation of public diplomacy,” the group said it was visiting UN agencies and diplomatic missions to press its case that the military had hijacked the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.Hatem Azzam, vice president of the moderate Islamist Al-Wasat Party and a member of the now disbanded 2012 parliament, compared Morsi’s overthrow with the 1973 coup in Chile, when socialist President Salvador Allende was ousted by a military junta.Eslam Lotfy, a lawyer at Egypt’s High Court of Appeals and member of the leftist Third Square Movement, said while had been against Morsi, he was “also against the coup”.
The team’s roles have been reversed, but the matchup remains just as big. The Ohio State men’s basketball team is set to take on Michigan at the Schottenstein Center Sunday, and for the first time in a while, the Buckeyes will be playing the part of the underdog. OSU (12-3, 2-1 Big Ten), ranked No. 15 in the country by the Associated Press, has struggled at times this season, losing all three of the games it has played against ranked opponents. Michigan (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten), ranked No. 2 by the AP, is one of two remaining unbeaten teams in college basketball (Duke the other). The Buckeyes have won seven of the last eight games in the heated series, but the Wolverines seem poised to take hold of the rivalry this season. Led by sophomore point guard and Columbus native Trey Burke, the Wolverines are one of the deepest teams in the Big Ten with four players averaging more than 12 points per game. Michigan, the favorite to win the conference and a likely candidate for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, has won its three Big Ten games by an average of 23 points. “They’re a great basketball team. It’d be great if you could focus on one or two guys, but they have four or five guys that can beat you,” junior point guard Aaron Craft said. Burke, who will have about 20-25 friends and family members in attendance Sunday, said his team is looking forward to letting the nation know they are deserving of the attention they are getting. Michigan only has one win against a top-25 opponent: a 79-72 defeat of then-No. 19 ranked North Carolina State in Ann Arbor, Mich. “We want to prove to everyone we’re deserving of this ranking,” Burke said in a teleconference with reporters Friday. OSU, coming off a win at Purdue Tuesday, is still in search of its first marquee victory. The Buckeyes dropped games at No. 1 Duke and at home against No. 6 Kansas in non-conference play before getting blown out at No. 12 Illinois Jan. 5. A win over a top-5 team would do wonders for the Buckeyes’ mental state, junior forward Deshaun Thomas said. “It’d be something special for us. We’ve had our ups and downs this year. It’d give us confidence,” Thomas said. Stopping Burke, a potential All-American averaging 18.2 points, 7.3 assists and three rebounds a game, will be key for OSU. “He’s a great player and took this spring and summer and improved his game,” Craft said. “I think he’s trusting his teammates a little more as well, and that’s made him a better overall player. His assist to turnover rate is pretty staggering as well.” Along with stopping Michigan’s floor leader, whether or not Thomas gets some help of the offensive end will be big in deciding the outcome Sunday. Against the Illini, Thomas scored 24 of OSU’s 55 points. Craft was the only other Buckeye in double figures with 11. OSU and Michigan are scheduled to tipoff at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Camping out Sunday’s game has already been declared a sellout by the OSU Athletic Department, and the anticipation for the contest was clear outside the Schottenstein Center Friday afternoon. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., there were five tents set up outside the student entrance to the arena, roughly 45 hours before tipoff. “I saw them,” Craft said. “Those guys stick by us no matter what we’re going through.”
Shelby Lum / Photo editorRedshirt-freshman forward Morgan Wolcott (33) plays the ball forward during a game against Pittsburgh Aug. 28, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.After winning its first three games at home to open to the season, the Ohio State women’s soccer team hits the road with matches in Massachusetts against Boston College and Northeastern. The No. 21 Buckeyes are currently riding a school-record 15 match unbeaten streak after playing to a scoreless tie with Arizona Sept. 1.While the Buckeyes are looking to extend their streak, freshman midfielder Alexis Degler said losing a game is not a part of team’s mindset.“We don’t really think about losing. It’s just one step forward in the right direction for us and we are excited to continue it,” Degler said.The Buckeyes were able to keep the unbeaten streak going against Arizona thanks to goalkeepers senior Rachel Middleman and sophomore Jillian McVicker, who kept the Wildcats from scoring as they split time in goal. Coach Lori Walker said McVicker has grown so far this season.“She’s done a nice job, her feet are very good as well, so she’s giving us good distance and range on her kicks,” Walker said.The strong start helped OSU move up three spots in the latest NCAA poll, but Walker still has things for her team to improve on.“You know you’re always just trying to get a little bit better and what we’ve got to be able to do is settle a game down to play against a team that’s not playing in the same way that we like to play,” Walker said.OSU’s first opponent on the road trip is Boston College. The Eagles are currently 2-2-0 on the season after dropping their last match at Connecticut 1-0. Junior forward Stephanie McCaffrey is leading Boston College offensively this season with two goals and five assists through four games. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Thursday.McVicker’s shutout last Sunday was her third appearance in goal so far this year without allowing a goal, and it was Middleman’s first. McVicker said splitting time with Middleman has been beneficial to the team.“Playing with (Middleman) is great. In training, we push each other all the time and we complement each other very well and push each other to our limits and strive to make each other better for the betterment of the team,” McVicker said.The Buckeyes defense has only given up three goals through the first four matches and have not allowed a goal in their last 269 minutes on the field.“It’s something that we pride ourselves on, and if we aren’t playing our best soccer we have to hustle,” senior midfielder Kristin Niederhaus said. “I think at the end of the day (defense) is what wins games for us.”After playing Boston College Thursday, the Buckeyes take on Northeastern Sunday, who is 0-3-1 in 2013. These two teams met last year on Aug. 24 when Ohio State defeated the Huskies 3-0 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State junior catcher Jacob Barnwell (42) attempts to throw out a runner at second in the fourth inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State baseball team did not want to relive its opening loss in the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes took a late lead when sophomore shortstop Noah West hit an RBI single past the third baseman in the top of the 11th inning to giving No. 3 Ohio State the 3-2 lead. However, in senior reliever Seth Kinker’s second inning of work to try and close the door in the bottom half of the 11th, he allowed the Seahawks to tie the game with four straight base-hits.After a significant rain delay, UNC Wilmington right fielder Kep Brown singled through to the right side with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th to eliminate Ohio State in a 4-3 loss Saturday.The game could have been over in the bottom of the 11th, but freshman center fielder Dillon Dingler threw the go-ahead run out at home, keeping the game tied. It was the second Seahawk base runner thrown out at the plate. Coming in with a 4.62 ERA and a career-low .275 batting average against after 16 appearances, including 15 starts, junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner kept the Buckeyes in the game, allowing two runs in six innings of work. However, it was not easy for the junior right-hander. He allowed seven runs and three walks, stranding eight runners on base. While Feltner limited the damage from the Seahawk offense, the Ohio State bats did not provide much help. The Buckeyes recorded two runs on three hits through seven innings, with junior catcher Jacob Barnwell hitting his second home run of the season on the fourth inning. Redshirt senior pitcher Austin Woodby brought Ohio State into extra innings, throwing 3.1 shutout innings while giving up five hits and a walk. With a runner on first and one out, Kinker recorded the remaining two outs, getting the Buckeyes through the 10th inning. After the loss to the Seahawks, Ohio State falls to 43-43 in its 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament in school history.