BEDFORD, TX — Denise Caspersen, research management specialist for the Automotive Service Association since 1997, has been named manager of ASA’s Collision Division. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The division manager works directly with the elected division director and is responsible for the communication and activities of the operations committee. Caspersen will coordinate various projects as directed by the committee, and also develop and maintain relationships with other industry groups to strengthen the association and its role in the collision repair industry. “Speaking on behalf of the operations committee, we’re enthusiastic and optimistic about Denise’s promotion,” said Darrell Amberson, AAM, ASA’s Collision Division director. “She steps into this position with a great deal of expertise and understanding of our industry.” Caspersen has nine years of experience in the automotive service and repair sector conducting market analysis of various industry segments, formulating proprietary industry studies and supplying fact-based research on behalf of ASA. She also managed ASA’s online Information Center containing an archive of industry information to aid automotive business professionals. “I am looking forward to working with the highly professional and dedicated members of ASA’s Collision Division Operations Committee and participating in actions that advance the collision industry, the association and ASA members,” said Caspersen. Caspersen holds two degrees from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, a master of science degree in mass communications and a bachelor of science degree in zoology. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
Connacht Rugby, along with players from NUI Galway women and men’s rugby teams will deliver an informal rugby skills session at NUI Galway’s Open Day on Saturday, 24th March. The session will take place at 12.30pm outside the Bailey Allen Hall, the main exhibition hall for Open Day. NUI Galway Sports will also be running a Sports Talk at 11am for those interested in all sports, and there will be an opportunity to meet current athletes who are representing the University at inter-varsities, at national, European and International competitions. There will be information on Sports Scholarships, and coaches will be present to give first-hand information on facilities and coaching services. Mike Heskin, Director of Sport at NUI Galway stresses that Sport is for everyone at NUI Galway. NUI Galway sports teams and athletes are competing and winning on the national and international stage, and through a range of scholarships and supports our athletes are fully supported while at University, enabling them to compete and study to the best of their ability. As well as supporting accomplished athletes in their chosen sports, we also have many athletes taking up a new sport for the first time while at University and, with the support of our coaching teams, are very quickly competing on a provincial, national and international stage. Sport is truly for everyone at NUI Galway. We recognise the relationship between academic performance and health and well-being and our mission is to encourage all students to participate in physical activity.NUI Galway lecturers and current students will be on hand to talk to students and parents at the main exhibition area in the Bailey Allen Hall, with over 80 subject-specific stands. At NUI Galway’s recent Spring Open Day were Raíchéal Walsh and Ella Gavin from Salerno Secondary School, Galway with Darragh Leader of Connacht Rugby. Sports at NUI Galway, including a guest appearance by Connacht Rugby playersCareer talks – What are my employment prospectus after university?Volunteering and the value of NUI Galway’s extra-curricular programmesSUSI- Applying for a student grantAccess routes into Education, including HEAR/DARE and FETACTo find out more visit www.nuigalway.ie/opendays, phone +353 91 494398 or email [email protected] At NUI Galway’s recent Spring Open Day were Raíchéal Walsh and Ella Gavin from Salerno Secondary School, Galway with Darragh Leader of Connacht Rugby.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Parents Programme will provide parents and students with information on important issues such as fees and funding, careers, accommodation andsupport services for students.Open Day tours will include the state-of the-art sports complex and gym, the newly built Human Biology Building and the Alice Perry EngineeringBuilding. Tours of student accommodation will also be available to visitors on the day, with the tour shuttle bus departing regularly from outside the Orbsen Building. Guided walking tours of the main campus will also take place throughout the day.Open Day is the perfect opportunity to explore all NUI Galway has to offer. A programme of talks, workshops and masterclasses will runthroughout the day. Talk highlights include:
Salim Babu’s side who won their first match of the season last weekend against neighbors Chemelil had hoped to extend their positive run against an equally limping Gor.They had managed to put up a superb defensive structure to frustrate K’Ogalo’s forays upfront with the defending champions keen to bounce back from last weekend’s controversial loss to Tusker FC.A decent team move by Gor saw Tuyisenge race for a ball wide on the left with the Rwandese swinging in a cross that was hugely missed by Ronald Omino racing into the box. Gor continued to pile the pressure forward with Walusimbi and Omino doing most of the work on the wings.Tuyisenge came close on the half hour mark but his header from an Abouba Sibomana cross went wide. Sony had minimal movements going forwad and they only came close with a freekick from the left that sailed wide.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi is closed down by Sony Sugar’s Hamidu Kwizera/ PHOTO-CourtesyAt the start of the second half, Gor Mahia tactician Jose Marcello Ferreira pulled out Sibomana and his place taken in by youngster Erick ‘Marcello’ Ouma. Three minutes in, Gor won a freekick at a good goal scoring range, but Jacques Tuyisenge hit wide.The onslaught continued and George Odhiambo missing a good chance with only the keeper to beat while Karim Nzigiyimana had a freekick being cleared before finding the target.In the 65th minute, Ferreira made his second sub, a clear attacking intent with Francis Kahata coming in for Godfrey Walusimbi with Jacob Keli also joining the party in the 75thminute for midfielder Erick Ochieng.Two minutes after coming into the pitch, Keli had a chance to endear himself to the Gor fans who still harbour hard feelings after his penalty miss in the 0-0 draw with Ushuru two weeks ago but he failed to score one-on-one with the keeper.Gor kept the pressure with the hope of getting a nerve calming goal and their insistence paid off with three minutes left, Tuyisenge finding the back of the net to ease the pressure.The win now sees Gor move to 5th on the league on 14 points, six shy of the leaders Tusker FC and Mathare United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge lifts his fingers to the sky after scoring the winner/ PHOTO- CourtesyNAIROBI, April 23 – Rwandese striker Jacques Tuyisenge once again showed what Sh4million can exactly get a club. In his third start for the club, the Amavubi skipper stung in the 87th minute as Gor Mahia beat a stubborn Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.Tuyisenge has now scored four goals for Gor in as many matches, three of them being match winners and this justifies the hefty pay perk Gor had to bear to lure him from Rwanda’s Police to the 15-time defending champions.
Chelsea defensive duo Christensen, Emerson doubtful for Newcastleby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndreas Christensen and Emerson are doubtful for Chelsea’s clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, according to Goal.Emerson has been out of action since September with a hamstring problem, but he has not officially been ruled out of facing the Magpies.Christensen picked up a hamstring problem over the international break.In positive news for the Blues, Antonio Rudiger could be eased back by Frank Lampard’s after an interrupted start to the season.Reece James, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic also picked up injuries over the international break. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
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: pic.twitter.com/uWBiMjRrW2— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Erv Philips vs. Antwan Cordy pic.twitter.com/76Mv7hzksK— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015An early look at the 2016 QB battle. Eric Dungey vs. Austin Wilson pic.twitter.com/muqELWXjwa— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Freshman OL Colin Byrne vs. DE Jake Pickard pic.twitter.com/xWLfZcmECE— 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.
zoom Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has reached a basic agreement with its compatriot Oshima Shipbuilding as part of efforts to form an alliance in the commercial ship business.The deal aims at establishing a technical alliance to focus on development of new ship designs and technologies, standardization of design and construction, and efficient shared use of tools and equipment.The alliance follows on from a previous agreement reached at the end of March with Imabari Shipbuilding and Namura Shipbuilding. Contracts for specific projects will be decided on an individual basis.In late August 2016, MHI unveiled plans to launch discussions toward forming alliances with three compatriot shipbuilders – Imabari Shipbuilding, Oshima Shipbuilding and Namura Shipbuilding.The agreements are said to be targeted at achieving sustained growth “through the pursuit of mutually complementary, synergy-generating alliances while respecting each partner’s independence, in an overall effort to strengthen the competitiveness of all alliance partners in the global marketplace.”
Make no mistake: The Cubs have good hitters overall. They produced baseball’s seventh-best Weighted Runs Created Plus this past season,3Among non-pitchers. and its 16th-most runs scored per game. And against all pitches (fastball or no), the Cubs tended to whiff less than average — 22.8 percent, against an MLB average of 23.3 percent.But velocity is the Cubs’ kryptonite. On top of their tendency to whiff against the hardest fastballs, Chicago also made a lot of weak contact, reflected by pop-ups and a low batting average. Even when the Cubs could bring the bat to the ball, they failed to do much with it.Maybe, too, the Cubs’ tendency toward whiffs was exacerbated by the low temperatures in New York. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick showed that high velocity is especially effective in the postseason, due in part to the effect of October’s low temperatures. When you combine the Mets’ powerful arms with the pressure of the playoffs and 40-degree fall temperatures, perhaps we should have expected the Cubs to struggle with contact.(As for the Cubs’ pitching woes: Those have been much more unexpected, and much harder to explain.)The outlook for the Cubs is now grim, as only one team in MLB history has come back from a 3-0 deficit. Then again, that one team (the 2004 Boston Red Sox) was also battling a curse with the help of a front office run by Theo Epstein. We’ll have to see if Epstein’s team can pull off the same trick twice, but it’s safe to say that the overwhelming velocity of New York’s pitchers has put the odds firmly against it. Chicago’s worst fear has come to pass: The New York Mets lead the Cubs three games to none in the National League Championship Series. Scoring only five runs in three games, Chicago’s usually powerful bats have been held in check, and a series sweep may be imminent. What happened to a Cubs team that looked like the pennant favorite after winning the National League wild-card game?One oft–repeated explanation of New York’s dominance is that Chicago’s hitters struggle against quality fastballs. According to this theory, that weakness is magnified against a Mets rotation headlined by three of the hardest-throwing pitchers in baseball: Noah Syndergaard (average fastball velocity: 97.7 mph), Matt Harvey (96.5) and Jacob deGrom (95.8). When New York dials up the heat, Cub bats wilt.Here at FiveThirtyEight, there’s nothing we love more than taking down faulty narratives. But this theory does seem to be borne out by the data. While the average MLB hitter whiffs at 96 mph fastballs 22.8 percent of the time,1Using data from PitchInfo from the 2015 regular season. the average Cubs hitter swings and misses 25.7 percent of the time against the same pitch type and velocity.2To get these numbers and generate the following chart, I modeled whiffs with a binomial logistic regression that incorporated count and fastball velocity.
On Wednesday evening, around 30 members of the Ohio State football team traveled to the Alta E. Butler Elementary School to assist with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. The nonprofit organization uses artistic methods to ease the tensions and hardships of abused children from around the nation.In Arizona, the branch of Free Arts teamed up with Buckeyes players to paint the school building, as well as paint new four square courts and build benches. Of those attending were senior kicker Tyler Durbin, redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley, junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan and junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes.“It just gives you perspective, that’s what I take from community service every time,” Holmes said. “Just being able to show people we’re regular humans. It’s more than just football. It’s about giving back.”The Buckeyes take on Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. OSU junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes paints a new four square court during the team’s community event with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. Credit: Nick McWilliams | Sports Editor
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.”
Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun (4) drives to the basket in the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes’ semifinal game against Rutgers on March 2 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Ohio State beat Rutgers 82-57. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorNot only will the Ohio State women’s basketball team be without senior guard Kelsey Mitchell next season, but it will also lose four other key contributors to graduation in forwards Stephanie Mavunga and Alexa Hart, and guards Linnae Harper and Asia Doss.Luckily for the Buckeyes, redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun and redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman both said they will be returning to Ohio State for the 2018-19 season. “I’m going to stay here for my fifth year,” Waterman said after her team’s loss to Central Michigan in the NCAA tournament. “I’ve got a lot of things like studying abroad, going on service trips this summer with the university.”Never a primary scorer, Waterman served as a facilitating forward this season. She averaged just 3.5 points and 3.9 rebounds across 18.2 minutes per game in 32 games. Next season, she will be counted on to take a larger offensive role with the loss of Mavunga, the team’s top frontcourt scoring threat.Calhoun also affirmed her intention to return next season after the loss to the Chippewas, answering with a simple “yes” before the question was even completed.Starting in all 34 of the Buckeyes’ games this season, Calhoun scored 11.8 points per game, the fourth-most on the team. She was a primary ball-handler at times, taking the pressure off Mitchell, and often took the role as a sharpshooter. She shot 37.4 percent from the field, while making 35.8 percent of her 3-point attempts this season.Calhoun said she anticipates and is looking forward to becoming more of a scoring threat with Ohio State’s three leading scorers — Mitchell, Mavunga and Harper — leaving the program.Ohio State redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman defends Central Michigan forward Reyna Frost during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ 95-78 loss to the Chippewas on March 19 at St. John Arena. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorGiven the youth of next season’s team, Waterman and Calhoun must take larger leadership roles, which Calhoun believes will not be too much different to their roles this season despite the loss of the five seniors.“We will see,” Calhoun said with a laugh. “I feel like we were still leaders this year. I feel like we were one of the older kids this year, so we definitely had to lead by example and talk, things like that. Hopefully that will translate to next year.”Waterman and Calhoun will be joined next season by sophomore guard Jensen Caretti, who averaged 8.7 minutes and 2.4 points in 29 games. A former highly regarded recruit, Caretti will almost assuredly move into a starting role next season despite her lack of experience. Next year, the Buckeyes will add Najah Queenland, a transfer from Pacific who sat out this season and will be in her fourth collegiate season. In 2016-17, her final season at Pacific, she averaged 4.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.1 minutes per game. With Harper, Mitchell and Doss graduating, the 5-foot-10 Queenland could fill the role as a primary ball-handler. Ohio State will also add a crop of freshmen. It has three 2018 prospects — four-star guard Janai Crooms, three-star post Aaliyah Patty and four-star Hungarian forward Dorka Juhasz — committed to the program. Despite lacking collegiate experience, the trio could have an impact on the team given the graduations.Redshirt junior guard Chelsea Mitchell, the sister of Kelsey, took the semester off to focus on academics and her status on next season’s team is unclear. Former walk-ons Savitha Jayaraman and Karlie Cronin will return, but neither are expected to have major upticks in their responsibilities.Waterman said she and Calhoun have often looked ahead to next year and thought about being the team’s only seniors with a vastly different roster composition.“We talk about that all the time too,” Waterman said. “It’s going to be weird. We’re going to be the oldest ones on the team.”Not only will it be weird for Waterman, but the Buckeyes will once again be dealing with a smaller-than-usual roster. If Ohio State does not add any transfers or recruits for next season and Chelsea Mitchell returns, it will have just 10 players. And without Kelsey Mitchell, Mavunga, Doss, Harper and Hart, the Buckeyes might be in for a tough rebuilding year.