OSU redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) prepares to throw the ball during a game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 20-13. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested by Columbus police early Saturday morning near campus for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.The 20-year-old was cited with a misdemeanor OVI and released Saturday morning. Shortly after, OSU coach Urban Meyer announced Barrett would be banned from OSU’s next game, a Nov. 7 meeting at home against Minnesota.The arrest came a week after Barrett made his first start of the season in a 49-7 win at Rutgers. Against Minnesota, the keys to the offense will be handed back to redshirt sophomore Cardale Jones.According to multiple reports, Barrett’s suspension is for one game — not the mandatory two outlined in OSU’s student-athlete drug and alcohol policy when the student is underage — because the citation was for a misdemeanor.OSU athletic director Gene Smith told various outlets that the one-game suspension was fully at Meyer’s discretion.Kickoff is scheduled for the Buckeyes’ meeting against Minnesota for 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
There’s a problem with the expectations that come with a perfect record: Anything less than perfection is a total failure. That’s what Thad Matta’s Buckeyes (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) are faced with. With their great season, these Buckeyes have set National Championship expectations just like the 2006–07 squad did. After what this team has shown so far, anything less would lead to scarlet-and-gray heartbreak. There’s no more esteemed company than John Wooden’s undefeated UCLA championship teams of the 1960s and early ’70s, or Bobby Knight’s Indiana team of ’76 that went unbeaten en route to a title, so it’s unrealistic to put the 2011 Ohio State men’s basketball team into the same category. Now, the talent pool is as wide and deep as it’s ever been. The clich&e exists for a reason: Any team can be beaten on any given night. If you don’t believe that, look at some of OSU’s stressful wins against lesser Big Ten teams and say you weren’t the least bit worried. You can’t. This team is far from perfect. It ranks 162nd in the country in rebounds and relies heavily on just seven players. Matta would tell you it still has plenty of room to improve, despite its flawless record. There would be little harm in the team familiarizing itself with the crushing feeling of defeat sooner, rather than later. A loss during the regular season or Big Ten Tournament wouldn’t change OSU’s chances at a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. Getting that sentiment out of the way would alleviate the added pressure of going into the NCAA Tournament undefeated and dealing with all the nonmaterial questions about Wooden, Knight and the historical implications. Not to say the Buckeyes should lose on purpose, but knowing what a loss feels like could be beneficial — just ask the football team. OSU would have to get 16 more wins in the regular season and postseason to get to a perfect 40-0, the pinnacle of the sport. It undoubtedly would be one of the most incredible achievements in sports history, given the era and climate of college hoops. Is this team capable? Perhaps. Is it likely to happen? No. Only seven teams have won national titles while going undefeated, none more recent than Knight’s ’76 Hoosiers. Eleven teams have finished the regular season undefeated in the tournament era and come up short of the title. The most recent team to do so was Jameer Nelson and Delonte West’s 2004 Saint Joseph’s Hawks — a team that’s hardly memorable. These Buckeyes don’t want to be in that category. That’s why a national title would mean far more than an undefeated regular season. If they were to flame out in the tournament, the only thing that would be remembered about the 2011 Buckeyes would be their failure to live up to expectations.
After missing the first two games of the season due to a suspension, junior running back Jordan Hall has become Ohio State’s most reliable source of offense for the last two games. In Miami, Hall rushed for 87 yards, which at first glance may not seem like a lot. But in a one-dimensional offense that only accumulated 209 yards, two field goals, and 35 total yards of passing, Hall was the one good thing to come out of the disaster in South Beach. Against Colorado on Saturday Hall put up similar numbers on the ground. He rushed for 84 yards and had a touchdown. “It definitely felt good to be out there the whole game because last week felt like I let my team down because I couldn’t play in the second half,” Hall said. “So it definitely felt good.” Hall’s worth was much more than in head coach Luke Fickell’s pro-style offense. Hall was able to make a huge difference on special teams. “Coach says we want to use special teams as a weapon,” Hall said. Hall was that weapon. In the third quarter, after Colorado had narrowed the margin to 17 after a 47-yard field goal from CU kicker Will Oliver, Hall took the ensuing kick-off 90 yards down the field to give OSU a first-and-goal. Sophomore running back Carlos Hyde punched it into the end zone on the next play for a five-yard touchdown run. After the game, Hall was laughing at himself for his inability to take the kick return to the end zone himself. Hall was caught five yards short. He said he received playful ridicule from his teammates after the return. “They already said what they had to say on the sidelines,” Hall said. “So I ain’t worried about it.” Fickell said Hall gave the Buckeyes much needed lifts in the game against Colorado. “Obviously Jordan (Hall) can do a lot of different things. He can be a weapon back there. People have to be aware where he’s at, kicking the ball to him, whether it’s punts or kickoff returns,” Fickell said. In two weeks, senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron returns to the field after a five-game suspension for his involvement in the tattoo scandal. Herron along with former quarterback Terrelle Pryor, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and senior offensive lineman Mike Adams received a five-game suspension for their involvement that led to former head coach Jim Tressel’s forced resignation. Coach Fickell has said all along that every player has to earn their starting roles each week, and nothing is assumed. Hall said that when Herron returns, it will just add one more weapon opposing teams have to prepare for. “We’re just going to feed off each other and just make the defense have to… account for all of us,” Hall said. “I think when he gets back, it will definitely spark the offense even more.” To start the season, Hall was suspended for the games against Toledo and Akron for receiving impermissible benefits from a former booster at a Cleveland-area charitable event earlier in the year. The NCAA reinstated his eligibility before the Miami game. It was determined that Hall took $200 from the booster, and was ordered to repay it to a local charity. Hall said that while the running game looked good against Colorado, there is always room for improvement. Between Hall, Hyde, freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, sophomore running back Jaamal Berry and freshman running back Rod Smith, the OSU running attack picked up 226 yards on the ground. “I think you can always get better,” Hall said. “I think we’re just going to have to keep working and practicing and use it on the field on Saturdays.”
Ex-Ranger’s captain Lee McCulloch has said that fighting for the title and winning silverware has to be the major aim for Steven Gerrard, new Ibrox manager who resumed duty today.He also said that managing the expectation levels of the fans will be a big challenge since the Ibrox side intends to cut the gap on Celtic.“A good season would be challenging Celtic all the way,” McCulloch, 40, told BBC.Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Obviously winning would be brilliant, but if you don’t it’s got to be at least second best, and to bring some sort of silverware back to Ibrox.“The expectation level of the fans, because they had the glory years for so many years apart from the last four and five, has been ‘we’ve got to win’.”Gerrard had won nine trophies as a player with Liverpool, including the year 2005 Champions League, and was capped 114 times by England. He went into coaching with Liverpool’s academy before agreeing to move to Glasgow. He takes over from Graeme Murty, who left the manager’s job three games before the end of last season.
Before their new 20,000-capacity Audi Field stadium against Vancouver Whitecaps opens next month, MLS outfit DC United reportedly want a deal to bring in Wayne Rooney from Everton, a deal that has been going on for quite some time now.The 32-year-old rejoined the Toffees from Manchester United last summer in a two-year deal, but is said to have been deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Marco Silva.The MLS are keen to get a deal done quickly and have earmarked his debut for July 14, the date they play their first fixture at their new 20,000-seater Audi Field Stadium, according to BBC.Premier 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…The terms of the deal, which could only formally go through when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10, would allegedly see Rooney earn £300,000 a week for three years.Rooney has another season remaining on his present Everton contract but DC United officials are said to be hopeful the former England skipper will opt to follow former Manchester United team-mates Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and move to the MLS.Rooney scored a club record 253 goals during his 13 seasons at Old Trafford before he returned to Everton in 2017.
Posted: April 9, 2019 Teen arrested on suspicion of social media threat to South Bay high school April 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A 16-year-old boy was arrested today on suspicion of posting a social media threat against the South Bay high school he attends because “he thought it would be funny” to spread fear at the campus, a police captain said.The threat against Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista was the second to appear on Instagram over the weekend, police Capt. Phil Collum said.The initial message, posted Saturday by a user with the handle @f***diswrld, read: “Shooting up on the campus on Monday. I like some of you.Try to skip school if you value your life.”The user finished the comment with a profane hashtag directed at the high school, then posted another one to students: “I don’t think you guys aregonna wanna hide at the 900s” — apparently referring to a cluster of classrooms at the northern end of the school.The suspect in the subsequent threatening post told officers who detained him that “he had seen the first threat online and decided to join in to further scare people,” according to Collum.“He said he thought it would be funny,” the police captain said.The teen, a San Diego resident whose name was withheld because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of issuing criminal threats. He was expected to be released to his parents pending his initial court appearance in the case.The identity of the person who posted the original menacing message remains under investigation, Collum said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
A Barisal court on Wednesday granted bail for Barguna sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) after he was sued for ‘distorting the image’ of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.UNO Gazi Tarique Salman was implicated in a case filed on 7 June in connection with use of a ‘distorted’ image of Bangabandhu contained in an official invitation letter.Ruling Awami League’s religious affairs secretary and president of district bar association Obaidullah Saju filed the case.The UNO was summoned to appear before the court of Barisal chief metropolitan magistrate M Ali Hossain by 27 June.When Gazi Tarique appeared at the court and pleaded for bail, he was sent to the jail as he could not produce necessary documents, the lawyers said.The official was granted an interm bail afterwards when he submitted the documents as required. The court fixed 23 July as the date for hearing the case.According to the case statement, the UNO distributed an invitation card printing a ‘distorted image’ of Bangabandhu while he was posted at Agoiljhara upazila last year. The invitation card was printed on the occasion of the Independence Day.Anis Uddin Ahmed Shahid and Rafiqul Islam Khokon moved for the plaintiff in the court.
Share Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has named Houston lawyer John Raley to review the case of former Texas death row inmate Alfred Dewayne Brown to determine if Brown is actually innocent of the shooting death of a Houston police officer and eligible for nearly $2 million in state compensation.Brown was freed in 2015 after spending a decade on death row for the 2003 slaying of Officer Charles Clark during a robbery of a check-cashing store. Brown insisted he wasn’t involved. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted him a new trial, ruling his rights were violated because a detective failed to turn over telephone records that could have aided his defense.The previous district attorney, Devon Anderson, dropped charges but declined to pursue Brown’s actual innocence claim.
Hundreds or thousands of cyborg crickets could form a mobile communications network, transmitting signals through their calls. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Remembrance of Things Past Influences How Female Field Crickets Select Mates Explore further Citation: Cyborg Crickets Could Form Mobile Communications Network, Save Human Lives (2009, July 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-07-cyborg-crickets-mobile-network-human.html This kind of living, mobile communication network would include groups of not only crickets, but also cicadas and katydids. Like their natural counterparts, the cyborgs would communicate through wing beats. Containing a package of electronics and sensors, the insects would change their call tone in the presence of various chemical and biological agents on the battlefield, or even the scent of humans trapped in rubble after natural disasters.The technology’s designer, Ben Epstein, came up with the idea during a visit to China, where he heard cicadas changing calls in response to each other. Recently, the Pentagon has awarded Epstein’s Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey-based company, OpCoast, a six-month contract to develop a mobile communications network for insects. The biggest challenge will be to fit all the necessary electronics into a tiny body, and then make hundreds or thousands of them in each network. The network could potentially extend across large distances, as some katydids can be heard up to a kilometer away. As the cyborg insects transmit the call from neighbor to neighbor, the cascade effect eventually transmits the signal to ground-based transceivers, where humans can respond.via: New Scientist© 2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — By taking advantage of the way crickets communicate, researchers are building “cyborg crickets” that could form a mobile communications network for emergency situations, such as detecting chemical attacks on the battlefield, locating disaster victims, monitoring gas leaks, and acting as smoke detectors.
Park Myung-Hee is a Korean artiste who majored in painting and design and has been working in Busan. She has been working with Ottchil (Korean Traditional Lacquer Painting) on woods for a very long time. An exhibition, My universe by the Korean Artiste will be on display till March 20 at the Exhibition Gallery at the Korean Cultural Centre, Lajpat Nagar in the Capital.Park Myung-Hee’s works are patient with continuous recoat of black Ottchil (Korean Traditional Lacquer) for smooth and shiny surface to achieve her purpose. She has been studying about the Ottchil substance with much perseverance and patience. Like the big-bang theory, her head is full of life energy and tissue cells dancing in it. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’According to the Artiste the beauty of life has vitality to be unfolded and folded by itself.Her works intend to express the movements of small lives that we cannot see with our eyes and their life force.Perhaps that is the approaching way of biological dimension to know her own self. Not understanding where it comes from, always moving in the internal side, cannot deny, the energy of life is reflected in her Ottchil works.Ott tree grows in Korea, China, Japan, and the likes mainly in Southeast Asia as a special product of the Orient. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOttchil is extracted from Ott trees, which is a thick (kind of) liquid of light grayish white color at the first, but if it is exposed to air then it is changed to brown. Ottchil which is the pure paint that we get from nature has a lot of excellent characteristic with dignified and rich gloss. Once Ottchil is dried, its gloss is peculiarly beautiful. And dried Ottchil has strong aseptic ability, water-resistance, durability, adhesive strength, and its disinfection effect, antioxidant effect, and so on are superior. Ottchil which has such aesthetic and practical value has been used very much as paint for metal or woodwork, and particularly for all instruments and industrial art object that is need durability, in Korea, China, and Japan from old days. Especially, Ottchil becomes dry in a warm and humid place which has a temperature of 25-30% with a humidity of 75-85% and its color appears differently according to the drying condition. Such fussy drying condition makes the progressing of Ottchil work slow, but we could even say that such point is also the attractiveness of Ottchil.When: On till March 20 Where: Exhibition Gallery, Korean Cultural Centre, A – 25, Lajpat Nagar IV
21Dec Rep. Howrylak addresses bill swap, ‘no’ vote on tax policy measure Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted against a bill that reduces the portion of the state income tax that goes to public schools after the Legislature abandoned the original intent of legislation he had introduced.Howrylak introduced House Bill 4991 in 2017. The bill – as introduced and as approved by the House in May 2018 – was designed to ensure compensation for wrongful imprisonment was not subject to Michigan’s income tax.House Bill 4991 was substituted in the Senate to add a completely different intent this week. The final bill as approved by the House on Friday dealt with the income tax distribution formula.This technique is sometimes used to help the Legislature quickly approve measures when time is too short for new bills to be considered due to legislative rules. But Howrylak took exception to using his bill for this purpose and disagreed with the substituted bill.“I have worked six years in the Michigan House and my time is coming to an end because of term limits,” said Howrylak, of Troy. “The ‘wrongful conviction’ bill was a priority, and it should become part of Michigan law. It was designed to ensure we don’t add insult to injury by taxing compensation awarded to someone who spent time in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.“The hijacking of this bill to serve an entirely different purpose contributed to my final ‘no’ vote on House Bill 4991.”Howrylak also said the substitute itself is flawed.“We should not be reducing the portion of the income tax collection that goes to the School Aid Fund in order to solve a funding issue that could be resolved through the normal appropriations process,” Howrylak said. “I can assure you there are better ways to achieve the goals of this legislation.”Howrylak had his name removed as sponsor of the legislation.### Categories: Howrylak News,News
Sorin AlexandrescuTwo of the most powerful figures in Romanian media have been sentenced after guilty verdicts were delivered in a blackmail case involving the pair and a local cable operator.Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu and Antena TV Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu were sentenced to two years and three years and six months respectively yesterday.Voiculescu’s daughter, and Intact Media president, Camelia Voiculescu, received a two-year suspended sentence.The charges included extortion and and conspiracy to blackmail. A RON350,000 (€78,000) fine was levied on the Antena Group. The former tax authority (ANAF) boss, Serban Pop, was sentenced to two years, on associated charges.Dan Matiescu, the former director of Intact Publishing, was acquitted. Charges relating to the Antena 3 news channel also resulted in an acquittal.Voiculescu is businessman, politician and founder of Intact. He will serve his time concurrently with a 10-year sentence handed down in 2014 in a case related to the privatisation of Romania’s Food Research Institute.Antena TV is Intact’s broadcast operation and with Alexandrescu at the helm, operates a raft of channels including the Antena services as well as the Euforia, Zu TV and recently launched Happy TV channels. Antena 1 is its flagship channel, claiming a year-on-year increase of 18% in primetime viewing share through April.Antena told TBI it planned to appeal the verdicts in ten days, the soonest local law allows, and while the legal situation plays out it will continue operating as usual.“Intact Media Group will appeal against the Court’s decision of today, May 12 2016, with regards to the case involving the group’s representatives and the main local cable company,” said Intact.“With a history of 25 years on the Romanian media market, Intact Media Group is fully capable to manage all its ongoing projects as well as to develop new undertakings,” it added. “The group thanks its public and its partners for their support and loyalty.”The court case dates back several years, and centres on dealing between Antena and Intact and cable company RCS&RDS.Alexandrescu was arrested in 2013, accused of blackmailing an RCS&RDS executive amid a politically-charged dispute concerning carriage of Antena channels in 2012, an election year in Romania.The charges were brought following an investigation by Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate.As the case was unfolding Alexandrescu, speaking to DTVE sister title TBI, was critical of local regulators and competition authorities.“I would say, quite strongly, that the difficulties we see in this market are due to the weakness of the authorities,” he said. “We have a Competition Council Authority which is, I would say, quite favourable [in its decisions] when it comes to all the problems that are created by one big Romanian operator – the biggest one.”