Game Time: Everything You Need to Follow Oklahoma State-South Alabama

first_imgGame day! Oklahoma State will go against USA on Friday evening in Mobile, Alabama so put on your treasonous orange attire, and let’s get up for Game 2.We will put everything you need to know about this week’s game into one post like this. From TV times and channels to Vegas lines and our preview pieces, this is your weekly one-stop shop to get initiated with the OSU game of the week.Teams• Oklahoma State: 1-0 (0-0)• South Alabama: 0-1 (0-0)• All-time series: 0-0-0• In Mobile: 0-0-0• Last meeting: 0-0-0Wagering• Line: Oklahoma State -29• First half: Oklahoma State -18• Over/Under: 67Time | Location• 7 p.m. CST• Mobile, Alabama• Ladd-Peebles Stadium (40,600)Television• Channel: ESPN2• Online: or WatchESPN app• Announcers: Adam Amin | Dusty Dvoracek | Molly McGrath  ESPN2SuddenlinkCoxDirecTVDish Stillwater36 | 236–209143 Radio• Cowboy Radio Network• TuneIn• Sirius (83)• XM (83)Preview Pieces• OSU’s title hopes could be tied to newcomers• Ramon Richards on what makes OSU different this year• It might be time to recalibrate what OSU can be• Film study: S. Alabama• Is this Troy 2.0?• On OSU’s unselfish receivers• Three things to know about S. Alabama• King of the game vs. S. Alabama• Three and out: Pokes must limit mistakes• Glenn Spencer thinks the defensive issues can be correctedPFB Coverage Tonight• We won’t have anyone at the game tonight, but we’ll have coverage rolling all night on the blog.•  Our postgame show with Kyle Porter and Carson Cunningham will go out on Facebook, Twitter and on the blog and it is tentatively scheduled for 11 p.m.Time to rock!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!center_img Tulsa32 | 23226209143 OKC–28209143last_img read more

Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

first_imgSyracuse lineman perform the fort drum pugil fighting drill.Twitter/@Stephen_Bailey1Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this…Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons in bugle fighting:— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Erv Philips vs. Antwan Cordy— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015An early look at the 2016 QB battle. Eric Dungey vs. Austin Wilson— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Freshman OL Colin Byrne vs. DE Jake Pickard— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015The intensity is a welcome sight for Syracuse fans. The Orange opens the season on September 4 against Rhode Island at the Carrier Dome.last_img read more

House backs 4T budget faces challenges on Trump tax plan

first_imgWASHINGTON – Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ahead in delivering President Donald Trump’s promise to cut taxes.For now, Republicans sidestepped divisions within the party by voting 216-212 to permit them to begin work on a $1.5 trillion tax cut without fear of blocking tactics by Democrats. The legislative landscape is strewn with land mines, however, as GOP tax-writers pick winners and losers among interest groups, business sectors and rank-and-file voters.The tax bill is the top item on the GOP agenda and would be Trump’s first big win in Congress. Republicans hope it would provide a much-needed jolt for the party’s political fortunes in advance of next year’s midterm elections. Republicans view passage of the upcoming tax measure as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and its importance has only grown since the party’s debacle on health care.The goal is a full rewrite of the inefficient, loophole-laden tax code in hopes of lower rates for corporations and other businesses and a burst of economic growth. But evidence is growing that some of their hoped-for bold steps — such as eliminating the deduction for state and local taxes — will be replaced by half-measures dictated by politics and a narrow margin for error.GOP leaders scrambled in recent days to overcome resistance from House conservatives unhappy about deficits and debt, as well as opposition by lawmakers from high-tax states upset about plans to eliminate the state and local tax deduction. That could mean higher taxes for many middle-class earners, and top Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin promise a compromise that won’t be as costly to middle-class taxpayers.Joining all Democrats in opposing the measure were 20 Republicans, a mix of spending hawks and centrists. More than half come from New York and New Jersey and vehemently reject any effort to roll back the state and local tax deduction.“This isn’t over,” said Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., who opposed the budget after voting for it earlier this month. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said concerns by lawmakers such as MacArthur about the deduction would be addressed in coming days, and it was the topic of a post-vote meeting that included top GOP leaders.“We stood firm … to let them know we’re not kidding,” said Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., as he exited the session.The Senate passed the budget measure last week and the House endorsed it without changes, a step designed to allow Republicans to move quickly to the tax measure in hopes of passing it into law this year. House and Senate leaders want to pass companion measures before Thanksgiving with a final compromise coming before year’s end.Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said immediately after the vote that he’ll release the tax measure on Nov. 1 and that a panel vote is expected the week of Nov. 6.That timetable is ambitious as numerous details, including ways to raise revenues to help finance cuts to individual and corporate tax rates, remain unresolved. The tax plan’s popularity is not a given with voters, however, and fissures among Republicans could to slow the measure.A battle over tax-free contributions to retirement accounts has also broken open, and Republican tax-writers have yet to lock down dozens of crucial details on tax rates and preferences. Republicans may also drop efforts to fully repeal taxes on multimillion-dollar estates, even though the idea is a longstanding feature of the party’s tax agenda.“I’m confident that there will be a tax bill. I’m confident that it will be an improvement over current policy. How good it is yet to be determined,” said former Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, a veteran of Reagan-era tax battles and an architect of a 2001 tax cut. “You always dream of wiping things off the books and making dramatic changes, but it’s very hard to do.”The underlying budget measure abandons the Republican Party’s promise to rein in deficits in favour of Trump’s boast of “massive tax cuts.” The measure drops proposed cuts to mandatory programs such as food stamps, though conservatives promise to take on spending cuts later.“I still feel strongly about addressing unsustainable mandatory spending,” said Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., who chairs the House Budget Committee. “I think we will tackle this important issue in the future. We don’t have a choice.”Democrats united against the plan, arguing its tax cuts will pad the bank accounts of the wealthy and the balance sheets of corporations, while delivering modest relief — or none at all — to middle-income taxpayers.“These tax cuts will not create an economic boom, but will instead lead to a higher concentration of wealth among the rich, while dramatically increasing deficits and debt,” said Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urged Democrats immediately after the vote to “be fully mobilized to expose the ruinous consequences of Republicans’ plans to raise taxes on the middle class, especially as Republicans try to race their bill through the House before the American people can see the damage it will cause in their lives.”The budget plan calls for $5 trillion in spending cuts over the decade, including cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and the Obama-era health care law, though Republicans have no plans to actually impose those cuts with follow-up legislation. Some Democrats criticized the measure for ruthless spending cuts; others took the opposite approach, failing it for tackling the deficit.last_img read more

Crushing defeat for Mays deal leaves Brexit path unclear

first_imgLONDON — Britain’s Parliament has delivered a crushing verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal, rejecting it by 432 votes to 202 — the biggest defeat suffered by a government in modern British political history.That leaves the country’s EU exit process in crisis, with just 10 weeks until it is due to leave the bloc on March 29.On Wednesday, May’s government faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament. If it survives, May has until the start of next week to come back to Parliament with a Plan B.Here’s a look at what might happen next.TRY AND TRY AGAINAfter Tuesday’s defeat, May assured the House of Commons that “the House has spoken and the government will listen.” She plans to hold talks with lawmakers from across the political spectrum before announcing a new plan.But May’s office has downplayed the prospect of major changes to the deal that has been negotiated, and EU leaders are adamant that the 585-page withdrawal agreement cannot be reopened.That means May could return to Parliament next week with a tweaked deal that is only slightly different to the previous one. But that is unlikely to win over many opponents of the agreement.Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, said most leaders who had suffered a defeat on this scale would be “either resigning or looking to trash the deal that they’d got and do something utterly different.”May, however, has proven stubbornly resistant to changing her Brexit “red lines.”“It looks as if we’re just going to get more of the same and that she’ll come back in a week or so’s time with nothing substantially different from what we’ve got now,” Bale said.__DELAY BRITAIN’S EXITParliament has rejected May’s deal, but is split on what to do instead. Some lawmakers want to tack toward a softer Brexit that would see Britain keep close ties to the bloc, while others want to walk away from the EU without a deal.With Parliament split, there is a growing chance Britain will seek an extension to the two-year exit process that is due to expire on March 29.Some ministers are urging May to delay Brexit and then consult lawmakers in a series of “indicative votes” to see if a majority can be found for a new plan. And various factions of lawmakers are exploring ways to use parliamentary rules to wrest control of the Brexit process from the government.A delay would likely also be needed in the event of two other possible scenarios: a general election, or a second referendum. Any delay to the date of Brexit would require unanimous approval from leaders of the EU’s remaining 27 member states.___HOLD AN ELECTIONImmediately after Tuesday’s vote in Parliament, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called a no-confidence vote in the government, to be held Wednesday evening.If the government loses, Britain is facing an election for a new Parliament and government. The government is likely to survive, however. Almost all members of the governing Conservatives say they will support May, as will her parliamentary allies in Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.Labour says it will keep trying to force an election, and could attempt more no-confidence votes in the coming weeks.___SECOND REFERENDUMThe campaign to revisit Brexit in a second referendum — driven largely by supporters of the losing “remain” side in the 2016 referendum — has been gathering steam as the pitfalls and complexity of the divorce process become clear.The government is firmly opposed, but many lawmakers believe a new referendum may be the only way out of the Brexit impasse.But it’s unclear what the question would be. Many pro-EU politicians want a choice between leaving on the proposed terms and staying in the EU, but others say leaving without a deal should also be an option.There’s a strong chance any new referendum would be as divisive as the first.___NO DEALThis is the outcome few want — but it is also the default option. If the divorce deal is not approved, altered or put on hold, Britain will cease to be an EU member at 11 p.m. London time on March 29.The Bank of England has warned that tumbling out of the bloc with no deal to soften the exit could plunge Britain into its deepest recession in nearly a century, and businesses warn the sudden end to longstanding trading agreements with the EU could see gridlock at British ports and shortages of food and medicines.___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: Lawless, The Associated Presslast_img read more

PRRD opens emergency operations centre after landslide

first_imgEarly Sunday, YRB said any residents that need help could also contact them or call the RCMP.For more pictures and video of the slide, click here. UPDATE – A small number of residents living near the Peace River Lookout have been evacuated.  Read more by clicking here.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has opened it’s emergency operations centre after a landslide on the Old Fort Road.The landslide happened sometime overnight Saturday and has blocked the Old Fort Road and residents who live in the Old Fort from accessing Fort St. John. The Peace River Regional District says a preliminary assessment from an engineer says there is no immediate risk to the community.Road access could be limited for 1-2 days. Residents are being asked to shelter in place (stay at home) unless advised by emergency personnel.  The Peace River Regional District is asking that the public stay clear of the slide area and do not cross as it is still active and continues to move.The Peace River Regional District is also asking the public to stay away from the Peace River Lookout on 265 Road (end of 100th Street).  Although the landslide can be seen from the Peace River Lookout, the area is unstable and still active and those viewing the slide from this area could be putting themselves at risk.  The Peace River Regional District will be putting measures in place to control and prohibit movement in this area for the safety of the public.The public needs to stay clear of the slide area and do not cross it as it is still active and continues to move.Residents requiring information or assistance may call the Peace River Regional District 250 784-3200.last_img read more

Passengers in dire straits as Metro suspends service twice

first_imgKolkata: Passengers of Kolkata Metro had to face tremendous harassment twice on Thursday morning and afternoon. In the morning, Metro services were disrupted after a technical glitch caused sparks in the third rail. Later in the afternoon, Metro services were suspended due to maintenance work.According to sources, on Thursday morning at around 8:30 am, a Metro rake started moving from Noapara towards Kavi Subhas. Just before entering the Dum Dum station, a spark occurred on the third rail. Immediately after the spark, smoke was seen coming out. Passengers travelling from Noapara got panic stricken, with similar recent incidents still fresh on their minds. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWasting no time, Metro authorities disconnected power supply to the third rail and evacuated the passengers through the driver’s cabin. The engineers were called in urgently. Meanwhile, office-goers came to Dum Dum and other Metro stations to find the services being unavailable. After almost an hour and a half of work, Metro services were resumed. During the disruption, truncated services were on between Kavi Subhas and Girish Park. However, it was not the end of harassment for the passengers as Metro authorities decided to again suspend service between Dum Dum and Girish Park for maintenance work from 1:16 pm. As there was no prior information, commuters faced immense trouble. Normal services were resumed from 2:16 pm.last_img read more

Ohio States Goebel bashfully steps into captaincy spotlight

An admittedly shy Garrett Goebel blushed when first-year Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced him as one of five captains to lead the Buckeyes this fall. “I walked out there and my face got red,” the fifth-year senior said bashfully. For Goebel, the attention – the mere notion of interest ­­­­- is arguably a novelty. So is dealing with reporters, photographers and the hot lights from camera crews trying to get their scoop. And to the casual fan, the veteran 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive lineman is, in all likelihood, a new face. While Goebel has made 44 tackles in 39 games for the Buckeyes, he’s managed to effectively fly under the radar in Columbus since arriving to campus in 2008. Now, such potential for innocuity seems to have evaporated as his honor as a captain has vaulted the Villa Park, Ill., native into the frenzy surrounding Meyer’s inaugural season at OSU. The lack of stardom isn’t something that often crosses Goebel’s mind, though. “I never really thought about it. I know I was never really too concerned. I just wanted to go out there and play good football,” he said. “I really don’t care too much about myself or being recognized or anything like that.” In fact, the active pursuit of being a captain, he said, wasn’t necessarily his aim. “I mean, I never really thought about it too much. Like, if it happens, it happens – it’s an honor. If it doesn’t, I’m not gonna get my head down or anything, you know, I’m still gonna go out there, work as hard as I can and lead,” Goebel said. “But it was just cool knowing that my teammates, you know, thought that highly of me.” In such a leadership role, Goebel automatically becomes an identifiable name for the Buckeyes – regardless of how much he likes the commotion around it all. And while some might wonder how a player with such a reserved disposition is best fit to lead, Goebel said his leadership is best demonstrated with his play, not his words. “I certainly say that I lead more by example but, you know, I still say stuff to people and, you know, make sure everyone knows what they’re doing and get everyone lined up,” he said. His content with being in the background, though, almost made him invisible to Meyer when he took over the OSU job in November. “I think I made the comment, I didn’t know Garrett. In the first four months I was here, he was just kind of a quiet guy that, you know, doesn’t look real good when we’re running around cones,” Meyer said at a Monday evening press conference. Meyer told reporters that the big man grew on him over time, though. Goebel said giving it his all day-in and day-out, especially during winter strength and conditioning drills, drew the attention of the former Florida coach. “I just worked as hard as I could every day – every day come in no matter what and just give it everything I had and do my best and I think he definitely appreciates guys that go hard all the time,” he said. Interesting enough, it seems that Goebel’s introverted, modest demeanor is nearly a perfect fit for the position he plays for the Buckeyes. Listed as the Buckeyes’ starter at nose tackle – arguably one of the most thankless positions in all of sports – Goebel is, and will be, responsible for doing what junior defensive tackle Johnathan “Big Hank” Hankins calls the “dirty work” for OSU’s “Silver Bullet” defense. “He’s probably one of the biggest pieces on our defense. He does all the dirty work, he takes up all the double teams – even though I take up double teams – but he does more of the dirty work,” Hankins said. “He’s a great leader for us, without him I feel like we would probably be kind of, like, out of shape because he basically knows the defense and he’s smart and he knows the play.” Similarly, redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino said Goebel’s position is often unfairly unappreciated. “He’s our nose guard … He doesn’t get the credit he deserves, but he’s actually a very, very good player; for anybody who really knows football and watches him play, he’s actually a very, very good player,” he said. “Taking on 600 pounds every play is not an easy task, by no means, and he does a great job at that.” Despite Goebel’s low-key nature, Hankins said he knew his teammate would be a captain from the get-go, though. “Oh, I already knew he was going to become a captain. Since this year started, he took a leadership role and he just, you know I’m saying, worked hard, and I always looked up to him, watching film and learning from him,” he said. Sabino, who was also named a captain for 2012, said neither he nor the team was particularly surprised when Goebel’s name was called. “I think it’s probably more of a surprise to the media and everybody outside of the team, but Garrett comes to work everyday,” Sabino said. “He’s one of those players you know he’s going to do his assignment, it doesn’t matter whether it’s period one or period 40, he’s going to give it all he has. And you know, you’re going to get that regardless of the circumstances.”  That admiration, however, wasn’t just limited to Goebel’s teammates. Former OSU head coach and current defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said Goebel is “that unsung hero.” “I’m just so happy that Coach (Meyer) really points it out. I think (Goebel’s) really grown on him,” Fickell said. “He sees what we try to do as a defense and what we ask that guy sometimes to do and, you know, it doesn’t come up in the stat sheet and you guys might not interview him a whole lot … but he is definitely one of the center points of the defense.” Fickell, who was a nose tackle for the Buckeyes from 1993-1996, seemed to understand the magnitude of Goebel’s honor. “To be named captain, I think – what an unbelievable feat,” Fickell said. For Goebel, it’s still a feat, though, that he didn’t entirely see coming. “My goal was to do everything I can and really didn’t think about it if everything worked out,” he said. “I mean, yeah, it would definitely be cool, but I really wasn’t thinking about it – I was thinking about just giving everything I had and just trying to lead the best I can.” read more

Carlos Hyde I want teams to come out and give us their

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) rushes for a touchdown during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe road ahead is the only one on Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s mind these days.Meyer and the Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) are scheduled to travel to West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday to take on Purdue (1-6, 0-3). But even though the Boilermakers have defeated OSU in three out of its last four trips to Ross-Ade Stadium, Meyer said that’s not something he’s thinking about.“We’re just trying to get the win on the road at Purdue,” Meyer said Monday during a press conference.Purdue, who is led by a former Buckeye assistant, has not played since losing on the road to Michigan State Oct. 19, 14-0, and currently sits at the bottom of the Big Ten Leaders Division.The Boilermakers’ early struggles pushed the coaching staff to make major changes schematically on defense, Meyer said.“They changed — they were all 4-3 defense about three weeks ago before the Nebraska game, (and they) changed completely” Meyer said. “They’re now (a 3-4 defense). So that means they’re just going through some personnel issues and some scheme issues … We’re just trying to figure out what we’re going to see Saturday because it’s completely different from the first half of the season.”Although Purdue is currently on a five-game losing streak, junior tight end Jeff Heuerman said OSU shouldn’t struggle with finding the motivation to take on the Boilermakers.“Our coaching staff does a great job (motivating) regardless of who we’re playing,” Heuerman said. “Going into Purdue, I was there my freshman year and it didn’t turn out the way that we wanted it. I think there’s a lot of guys on the team that remember that, my class and stuff. This week is a big week for us, and we got something to prove going back to Purdue.”The game Heuerman referred to was a 26-23 overtime Purdue victory in 2011, when OSU tied the game with 55 seconds left in regulation after then-junior running back Jordan Hall made a touchdown reception, but the go-ahead extra point was blocked, sending the game into overtime.OSU kicked a field goal on its opening possession but couldn’t stop Purdue from securing the victory with a one-yard touchdown run from then-junior quarterback Robert Marve.Senior kicker Drew Basil, who attempted the extra point against the Boilermakers, said Monday he remembers the play very well.“Being on a grass field, there was a bare spot where the extra point was so I moved the ball over to the right, maybe six inches, just so I could get a good spot for the hold,” Basil said. “And they blocked it from that right side. In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have moved the ball over six inches.”Basil said the loss was tough, but that it’s important for the team to focus on beating Purdue this week.Junior linebacker Curtis Grant was also on the team that day in West Lafayette, and said no matter the records, Purdue always plays well against OSU.“It’s always that one team that’s always out to just get you,” Grant said Monday. “Purdue seems like that, since the last two years that I’ve been here, they’re always out to get us. I’m not expecting anything less.”Grant gave credit to the OSU coaching staff, particularly Meyer, for preventing the team from losing focus during their 20-game winning streak.“Each and every week (the coaches) don’t let us get complacent,” Grant said. “They come out each and every week with a new task, a new challenge for us to complete.”Senior running back Carlos Hyde, who has rushed for 549 yards and seven touchdowns since Big Ten play started, said “it’s not difficult at all” to find motivation to play a team with a losing record.“This is a one-game season,” Hyde said Monday. “We can’t take any opponent lightly because we’re Ohio State, so people are going to give us their best shot.”The man leading Purdue this season is Darrell Hazell, who was promoted to assistant head coach at OSU under Jim Tressel in 2005 after being wide receivers and kick returns coach with the Buckeyes for a season. Hazell was named the Boilermakers coach at the end of last season after spending two years as the coach of the Kent State squad.Current OSU defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell coached alongside Hazell under Tressel. He said although Purdue has only won one game so far in 2013, Hazell’s consistency as a coach will allow him to lead the Boilermakers in the right direction.“You don’t change who you are, and that’s what I know about him,” Fickell said Monday. “It’s not like he’s going to be down or he’s going to do something crazy or something different because they’re in the situation that they are. You gotta battle through tough times and when you’re consistent, your young men learn and they learn that from you.”Purdue might be struggling this season, but Hyde said he knows it is going to give OSU its best, just like any team the Buckeyes face.“We’re Ohio State. So people are going to play us their best,” Hyde said. “That’s what I expect. I don’t expect teams to come out and just lay down. I feel like they’re going to come out and give us their best shot. And that’s what I want. I want teams to come out and give us their best shot. So when we win, we say we beat them with their best shot.”Kickoff is slated for noon at Ross-Ade Stadium. read more

Track and Field Ohio State men finish third women finish last at

Ohio State’s Cole Gorski celebrates in mid-air at the Simmons-Harvey Quad in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Jan. 21, 2018. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State men’s track and field team finished third while the women’s team finished last at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, after competing Friday and Saturday.The Jim Click Shootout hosted six teams: Ohio State, Illinois, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Auburn and Arizona. The Arizona men’s team and Kansas State women’s team captured titles at the event.Ohio State competed without its distance runners. This is the second consecutive meet Ohio State competed without its full roster.Men’s recapOhio State senior Cole Gorski reached new heights by claiming first place with a jump of 5.50 meters, breaking his own Ohio State outdoor record. The jump is currently tied for eighth in the country.  Junior Coty Cobb finished second in pole vault behind his teammate with a jump of 5.05 meters. Ohio State racked up 18 points in pole vault alone.Ohio State placed first in the 4×100-meter relay. The team, consisting of freshman Eric Harrison, freshman Tavonte Mott, senior Drelan Bramwell and senior Duan Asemota, ran a time of 39.65 seconds. In triple-jump, junior DaJuan Seward finished second with a total of 15.14 meters jumped.In the 800-meter run, sophomore Alexander Lomong came in second with a time of 1:49.72.Women’s Recap The Ohio State women’s team picked up the most points during the 400-meter run. Senior Maggie Barrie finished in first place with a time of 52.91 seconds, junior Karrington Winters finished third at 53.32 and freshman Syaira Richardson finished fourth at 53.76.Senior Chantel Ray took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.41 seconds, her fastest time this season.Freshman Anavia Battle won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.28 seconds.Senior Madison Roberts finished second in pole vault, setting a season high of 3.85 meters.Ohio State’s 4×100-meter-relay team, made up of Barrie, freshman Anavia Battle, Richardson and Ray, ran a time of 44.73 seconds, which was good for Ohio State’s fastest time this season.The 4×400-meter-relay team, made up of Richardson, Barrie, Winters and senior Courtney Cloudy, placed second with a time 3:36.72.Ohio State will split up again next week. Part of the team will travel to Oxford, Ohio, for the All-Ohio Meet and the other group will head to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Invitational Friday and Saturday. read more

Pochettino Trophies only build ego

first_imgMauricio Pochettino does not believe winning trophies will automatically take Tottenham to the next level.Spurs woes were compounded with a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round after losing to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final inside four days.However, the Argentine boss is not losing focus on Spurs as he is adamant trophies will not weave the magic overnight.“Again we’re going to have the debate on whether a trophy will take the club to the next level. I don’t agree with it. It only builds your ego. The most important thing for Tottenham right now is to always be in the top four.”He added via Sky: “It’s true, this season has been tough. I told you it would be a massive challenge for us, but we believe it’ll be a tough season but no tougher than it’s been.🗣️ The post-match thoughts of Mauricio at Selhurst Park:— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2019“Of course, disappointed because, after Thursday and today again, out of two competitions. You feel disappointed. You can’t feel anything different.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But now we have to be positive. We are still in two competitions, in a good position in the Premier League and the Champions League is a massive motivation for the whole club. We have to be strong.“People wish we could win some trophies. But being realistic, we are doing so well. To win a title here in England like the FA Cup or Carabao Cup is about being lucky, not only about quality in your squad.“To arrive here in different condition, so you can fight or be stronger… Of course, it’s tougher to compete and win when things happened as they did.“Sometimes when you assess football, you only look at which team won and which team lost, but you have to consider all the circumstances.“Now the realistic targets are trying to be in the top four, try and be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and reduce the gap.“To be a contender is always difficult for us. [Top four] is realistic. Another is to try and beat [Borussia] Dortmund and be in the next round. That is tough.”FULL-TIME: We’re unable to find a way back into the game and our @EmiratesFACup run comes to an end at Selhurst Park.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2019last_img read more

Were underdogs Schalkes Nastasic

first_imgThe German club will play against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League, and they know the Citizens are favorites.On Wednesday, German Bundesliga club Schalke is set to play against English Premier League side Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.The game will be played at Veltins-Arena, but still, the Germans are considered the underdogs in the game.Schalke is currently in the 14th position of the Bundesliga table, with only 23 points after six wins, five draws and eleven defeats.Meanwhile, Manchester City is on the first position of the Premier League with 65 points after 21 wins, two draws, and four losses.“We are facing one of the best teams in the whole of Europe”, said Schalke’s Matija Nastasic to the club’s web portal.“City basically don’t have any weaknesses. They score lots of goals, are technically amazing, press effectively and have great players in every position.”“We won’t let ourselves be beaten for kick-off. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy and we know we will go into the game as the underdogs,” he explained.“Despite that, we still have a chance. With our fans behind us, we will give everything we’ve got.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“For me, they have continually improved. The football they play is sometimes incredible. There’s barely a team that is as good as them,” he continued.“Their squad has changed just like ours has, but there are a number of backroom staff who are still at the club.”“I hope we will have some time to meet up before the game though. At the moment the only important thing is the 90 minutes, which I am fully focused on!” the Serb concluded.Before joining Schalke in 2015, Matija Nastasic played for three years with Manchester City in the EPL.The former Fiorentina, Teleoptik and Partizan player has enjoyed his best football with the Bundesliga team.Prep for the @ChampionsLeague is underway ✨#s04 #S04MCI #UCL— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) February 18, 2019last_img read more

Iran unrest leaves 10 dead State TV

first_imgPeople protest in Tehran, Iran on 30 December 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. — ReutersTen people were killed during the street protests in Iran on Sunday, state television said on Monday without giving details.The nationwide protests have drawn in tens of thousands of people and represent the boldest challenge to Iran’s leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Calls for more demonstrations on Monday raise the possibility of prolonged instability.“In the events of last night, unfortunately, a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” state television said while showing footage of damage from the demonstrations. It gave no further details of the deaths.Unsigned statements posted on social media urged Iranians to demonstrate again in the capital Tehran and 50 other urban centers.Iran is a major OPEC oil producer and regional power but frustrations have grown at home while the country is deeply involved in Syria and Iraq as part of a battle for influence with rival Saudi Arabia.Those foreign interventions are also fueling anger in the Islamic Republic because Iranians want their leaders to create jobs instead of engaging in costly proxy wars.The unrest erupted in the second city of Mashhad against price rises but it swiftly spread and turned into political rallies.Some called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down and chanted against a government they described as thieves.Demonstrators say they are angry over corruption and economic hardship in a country where youth unemployment reached 28.8 per cent last year.Protests continued overnight even though President Hassan Rouhani appealed for calm. In remarks carried on state TV, he said Iranians had the right to criticise authorities but also warned of a crackdown.“The government will show no tolerance for those who damage public properties, violate public order and create unrest in the society,” Rouhani said. Hundreds of people have been arrested but security forces have largely shown restraint.Iran’s leaders believe they can count on support from many of the generation that took part in the 1979 revolution because of their ideological commitment and the economic gains they have made under the government, analysts say.SOCIAL MEDIA RESTRICTIONSTwo people were shot dead in the southwestern town of Izeh on Sunday and several others were injured, ILNA news agency quoted a member of parliament as saying. It was not clear if the two dead were part of the 10 cited on state television.“I do not know whether yesterday’s shooting was done by rally participants or the police and this issue is being investigated,” Hedayatollah Khademi was quoted as saying.Regional governor Mostafa Samali told the semi-official news agency Fars that just one person had been killed and that the incident was unrelated to the protests and the alleged shooter had been arrested.Police in the center of Tehran fired water cannon on Sunday to try to disperse demonstrators, according to pictures on social media.Demonstrations turned violent in Shahin Shahr in central Iran. Videos showed protesters attacking the police, turning over a car and setting it on fire. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage.There were also reports of demonstrations in the western cities of Sanandaj and Kermanshah as well as Chabahar in the southeast and Ilam and Izeh in the southwest.The protests were the biggest since unrest in 2009 that followed the disputed re-election of then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Videos showed people in central Tehran chanting: “Down with the dictator!” in an apparent reference to Khameneilast_img read more

Female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

first_imgIn this picture taken on 1 September, Pakistani motor mechanic Uzma Nawaz, 24, fixes a car at an auto workshop in Multan. Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. Photo: AFPSince picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect.The 24-year-old spent years overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles en route to earning a mechanical engineering degree and netting a job with an auto repairs garage in the eastern city of Multan.”I took it up as a challenge against all odds and the meagre financial resources of my family,” Nawaz told AFP.”When they see me doing this type of work they are really surprised.”Hailing from the small, impoverished town of Dunyapur in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, Nawaz relied on scholarships and often skipped meals when she was broke while pursuing her degree.Her achievements are rare. Women have long struggled for their rights in conservative patriarchal Pakistan, and especially in rural areas are often encouraged to marry young and devote themselves entirely to family over career.”No hardship could break my will and motivation,” she says proudly.The sacrifices cleared the way for steady work at a Toyota dealership in Multan following graduation, she adds.Just a year into the job, and promoted to general repairs, Nawaz moves with the ease of a seasoned pro around the dealership’s garage, removing tyres from raised vehicles, inspecting engines and handling a variety of tools — a sight that initially jolted some customers. “I was shocked to see a young girl lifting heavy spare tyres and then putting them back on vehicles after repairs,” customer Arshad Ahmad told AFP.But Nawaz’s drive and expertise has impressed colleagues, who say she can more than hold her own.”Whatever task we give her she does it like a man with hard work and dedication,” said coworker M. Attaullah.She has also convinced some of those who doubted her ability to make it in a male-dominated work environment, including members of her own family.”There is no need in our society for girls to work at workshops, it doesn’t seems nice, but it is her passion,” said her father Muhammad Nawaz.”She can now set up the machinery and can work properly. I too am very happy.”last_img read more

Postgame Quotes Louisville vs Duke

first_img(On extending the defense): “Going into the game, we felt that the 2-2-1, we don’t do it very much, but we actually practiced it for this game. So, we felt we could do it. We did it one time in the first half and everything we did in the first half was not good. And maybe the sense of urgency… sometimes something you do doesn’t work because of the attitude you have when you do it. So, the sense of urgency made the defense work. My guys want to win. They’re good guys. They’re really good guys.” Print Friendly Version Louisville Head Coach Chris Mack(Opening Statement) “As tough as it was on Saturday to swallow, tougher. I’m really proud of my team. They competed their tails off.  We played as hard as we’ve played all year. We dominated the best team in the country for 30-something minutes, and we have to figure out how to close games. I say we, that’s me, that’s all of our players. We’ve got to figure out how to finish games and close games when teams are in panic mode and they’re drawing up defenses in the sand. Give Duke great credit, their kids never quit. They battled, they turned us over it seems like 1,000 times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned, but I love my group, I feel for them. As I said, I thought we outplayed the best team in the country for a long time and our team will grow from this. As hard as it is to accept, we’re going to grow from it and there will be better times.” (On the press and Goldwire’s performance) “Well, we’ve found something maybe in the press to have (freshman guard) Tre (Jones)…Jordan’s a really good athlete. He had the best look of anyone on the bench. Sometimes when you look down and he was sitting at the edge of his seat wanting to get in. So, let’s get him in, and then you didn’t want to take him out. And then, Tre is such a good defender. He was everywhere. He’s just everywhere. They were looking where our guys were and not attacking them. That’s because of the effort of all these guys.”(On the impact of the win) “I told my team, I said ‘You’re not losers, but you’re playing like losers.’ February is a crazy month, because it’s a long haul before March, and everybody is hungry. They’re trying to make their marks. These kids can already feel like they’ve made a mark. And so, you’re playing against somebody that can be hungrier than you, and our thing going into the game was ‘Play harder than them,’ and we weren’t able to do that. So, that’s a lesson for our guys. However, the other lesson is maybe Goldwire can play more, the 2-2-1 may be added to what we’re doing. What’ve we played? 24 games? They’ve played 24 games in their career. So, we can still learn a lot. We learned a lot tonight, and they didn’t give up, and they made really pressure free throws, pressure free throws. Then, Cam hit… his teammates you could even see right there, ‘Where is he?’, and just shoot it. So, confidence-wise, I think it adds a lot, and it gets Goldwire in the rotation there.”(On the team’s defensive performance earlier in the game) “Yeah, a little bit. Like, we missed a lot of shots. Like (freshman forward) RJ (Barrett), some of RJ’s shots around the bucket. Nothing. And then, we missed almost every free throw. We were in the 30s, and we’re a really good offensive team. It’s not about just jump shooting…and they were playing hard, it wasn’t just us missing. The defense, we didn’t talk right away. They have a really good offensive set because their centers can hit threes. I think they probably hit three tonight, and we didn’t defend that, and (junior center) Marques (Bolden) looked tired. And again, it’s been a long haul. We’ve been playing like crazy, and he’s a big guy. But, he wasn’t who he has been. The change in defense helped because we were still able to attack, and I think, then when we stayed in zone, we attacked more in the zone, instead of more just coming back in the zone. I don’t know, I think that that’s what happened. Who the hell knows?” (On the Virginia loss last year being similar and how to move on) “It’s sports. Adversity is a fact of life, man. You’re talking to a guy that had three ACL tears in college. Thought he was going to the NBA and, boom, God had a different plan. So if we have the opportunity to learn from some tough times and tough moments, then that is exactly what we are going aim to do. My belief in these guys is crazy strong and that’s not going go away after a really tough loss.  But hey man, you lose some tough ones. If you’re going be in sports at this level, it’s going happen.” (On recalling a similar type of game): “I’m not a big guy, I hope it’s not just because I’m getting older and my memory is not as good, I try not to think about the past. When people say do you remember the score? No. I do not. Sometimes a guy will come up to me and say, ‘I played against your team in ’84, do you remember me?’ No. No.” Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski(Opening Statement) “Well, we were very fortunate. That was a great win for us, that their team played us for 30 minutes, not just outplayed, they outcompeted us. I commend them. They probably were more deserving of winning. But, in the last 10 minutes, we were spectacular, and in order to overcome that difference in competitive spirit, needed to be spectacular because it was that pronounced. We were down 23, and they played so well. We went to our 2-2-1, and we felt that that might help us before the game, but (sophomore guard) Jordan Goldwire really helped us. We had two guards out there that put a lot of pressure, and then, (freshman forward) Zion (Williamson) played the last part of the game with four fouls and played it great, and (freshman forward) Cam (Reddish) hit dagger shots. We did enough to overcome, really not just a point deficit, but an effort and competitive deficit. Again, there’s not a value there, but you could see it obviously—I saw it, and we won. The last 10 minutes, we were spectacular. Crazy, it’s a crazy game. Human beings are great. They can go from one thing to another. They’re really good. He’s (Louisville head coach Chris Mack) done such a good job here. This crowd, it’s one of the really great venues for college basketball, and so appreciative of the game. And what they’ve done is incorporate and brought back the past: what Denny (Crum) and Rick (Pitino) and people before them, and what they’ve made Louisville, one of the great programs in the history of college basketball. So, to get a chance and win a game like that here, I feel very proud that we were able to do that. I also understand the whole thing and I feel bad for them because they were so damn good, and I feel a little bit better for us. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t feel bad for them.” (On the explanation for last call was a charge on [Cam] Reddish and after went to the monitor and the foul was called it on Ryan [McMahon) “They said that Ryan’s heel was in the restricted arc, and obviously, it’s a reviewable play, I guess. And so I trust those guys and it’s on video so they’re not going to make that up.” Story Links (On believing the team would win with 10 minutes left to play) “It’s interesting. At the shootaround today, I was talking to Rece Davis, they were talking about leadership, and I said one of the things—I had Roger Federer on my show last week and I talked about his strong face. I said, ‘In order to be really good, you have to have a strong face and strong mannerisms, even if you don’t feel strong.’ And at West Point, that was one of things I learned as a cadet: even when you don’t feel like it’s going to go, your men better not see that in you, and as a result, you can speak into action sometimes. I did think that we could play better. I was hoping we wouldn’t lose by 35—I’m not kidding, we could have. So, you’re talking positive, but I don’t believe it. Once that press was going, I said, ‘We’ve got a chance here. We can get it.’ But, at that point, I think I may have been telling them a lie. As a cadet, it would be social honor, it wasn’t really something I needed to do. This is a crazy night, really as a coach, because I’ve been doing it so long. I really feel bad for them. I literally feel bad for them. They were so damn prepared for us, so well prepared, and my level of respect was already high, but it’s even higher after this game.” (On whether some of the late turnovers came from being panicky) “I don’t think they were trying to make bigger plays. I think they were playing timid. You know, we haven’t played timid all year. But, when you get in that situation, they’re humans. They’re great humans. It’s one of those things where, when they saw the lead evaporate, they’re trying to make the best play they can. But my job is to keep these guys up. I told them, that’s the best team in the country and for 30 some odd minutes we were clearly better.” (On if he is surprised by Mack’s success in year one): “I’m not surprised because he was terrific at Xavier. And you know, look, if you coach here, you’re going to be good. You’re going to be good. This one of the great programs. Kids want to come here. Fans want to go in those stands and they want to go nuts and they want to support their team. He’s good. Other than that, I don’t know what else you need.”center_img (On being to be able to handle the full-court press) “Same things we’ve been doing for six months since our staff arrived. We’re not going to get a magic potion sprinkled over our guys. Or come up with some elaborate press-break . We just have to be men with the ball. We’ve got to meet our passes. We have to pass fake and we have to make the right decisions.” (On Duke’s pressure being bothersome) “We’ve been bothered by several long athletic teams. We have smaller guards but it’s no excuse. We’ve got to be able to catch the ball in our spot just like we did for the first 30 minutes. When they extend full court pressure we’ve got to be able to break it and get us in something and find the soft spots, be able to pass fake, meet passes and finish.”  (Are you concerned that this is going linger and how do you stop that from happening) “Sure it’s a concern.  But, I also feel like I have some of the best guys in the country in that locker room. They have great character. We come back on Thursday, we practice again and keep stressing the same things we do every single day. And just try to grow from it and get better.” (On Louisville defense in the first half compared to the second): “They were playing great defense and they are really good. They didn’t let you get into the lane. Very similar to what Virginia did Saturday except we hit 13 out of 21 threes. On Saturday, we didn’t hit anything. Panic isn’t the right word, but we lost confidence. And we just looked bad. We just looked bad. In the second half, because we got runs, their defense wasn’t set up, we got it off of turnovers, rebounds. And we got shots before their defense was set up and attacked the basket. One of the biggest plays of the game was Tre’s steal when it was 69-64. I think if he doesn’t do that then we’re not going to win. I thought they was a huge play.” (On Duke switching to the full-court pressure into the zone) “That’s a great question. I think that our spacing was pretty good, we were just tentative. Every pass was like they wanted it to get to their teammate and that tentativeness becomes a negative when you have such a great anticipating team. We had to be a lot more sure with what we want to do. If he’s 50-50 in the passing lane; pass, fake hard, get him out of the passing lane, bounce pass to the logo and then play from there and we didn’t do that.” (On what Chris Mack tells his team after this loss): “Look, he’s a hell of a coach. They were worthy of winning. I mean, they were worthy of winning. The crowd was great. It was close to being like an amazing celebration of how well they played and how well Louisville supports their team. Look, we were spectacular for nine-and-a-half minutes. And it was just good enough to make do.” (About fighting the urge to nurse the clock) “That’s when I tried to relay to our guys during the course of the play is that, ‘are you open? Sure.’ But Malik, and this isn’t all on one guy this is on all of us, but a shot with 26, 25 seconds on the shot clock from your center from the three, you can probably get that look really any time. So, let’s try to prey on their panic and in passing lanes, pass fake, and get layups and open shots at the end of the clock.”  (On the way things went for the first 35 minutes) “I thought, we’d get up 23, we took some quick shots. Our maturity, our ability to be in that moment, maybe for the first time for some but some of us it wasn’t handled the best way. You know you’re up 23, 19 whatever it is, you don’t want to call a timeout in that situation. You want to get that message relayed to our guys but I thought there were a few times where we took quick shots and although they may have been open shots, it didn’t allow us to get where we needed to get defensively in transition to get matched up and make it a five-on-five game. Again there are a lot of different areas that we’ve got to learn from and that part when we went from 23 to about 12, that’s a big area we’ve got to grow from.”  (On the half-court offense becoming stagnant when Duke went into a zone) “We were out of sorts because the time we crossed the ball across the half-court line, we were limited in our time in our shot clock. They were in a very, very extended 2-3 zone and their hands were everywhere. Although we talked about getting the ball to the logo a few of the times that we did, we missed a shot in there, we turned it over when we got the ball in there. With how spread out they were, that’s where we needed to get it, and we didn’t handle their zone. We just didn’t do it. You give them great credit. They have makeup ability and athleticism, length that most teams in college don’t have. Had we handled it better, maybe made a few shots when we did get open looks, then we’d be sitting here with a much different feeling.”last_img read more

18th edition of Stylefile held in city

first_imgKolkata: Stylefile, Kolkata’s eagerly-awaited lifestyle exhibition, was held on Saturday at The Old Bungalow on Burdwan Road in Alipore. The eighteenth edition of Stylefile was attended by a galaxy of leading designers, sculptors, painters and jewellers, who showcased their creations. Some promising new names also took part in the event.Urban Architecture was the chosen canvas of Stylefile that showcased the latest in lifestyle, fashion and art. Juxtaposing geometric patterns of the cityscape with contemporary pieces from a selection of artists, Stylefile: Urban Geometry aimed at the convergence of fashion, art and architecture. The Night Bazaar remained open on Saturday from 3 pm to 11 pm. Preeti Goenka, co-founder and organiser of the event, said: “This year, we have celebrated fashion, art and design and instilled innovation and imagination to make our everyday life inspiring.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Sumedha Saraogi, who co-founded Stylefile 16 years ago on October 5, 2002, “We put in a lot of effort to curate this year’s Stylefile, with a never before seen collection of fashion, accessories and art. Among the participants, there were stalwarts who are always there with us in Stylefile. We also had some new designers, as well as a few who came back after a gap.” Apart from designers and artists from UK, Israel and Pakistan, there was participation from cities all across the country, like Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam etc.last_img read more