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Youthful England will learn from failure, says Joe Hart

first_imgGoalkeeper Joe Hart has urged the youngsters in the England squad to learn from the experience of their humiliating exit to Iceland at the Euro 2016 championship on Monday.England’s 50-year wait for their first major trophy will continue after Iceland, the smallest country to qualify for the European Championship, battled back from an early penalty to win 2-1 and book a quarter-final against hosts France on Sunday.Manager Roy Hodgson, who selected England’s youngest 23-man squad for Euro 2016, resigned afterwards, having won just three of his 11 matches in major tournaments.”It’s about growing as players – a lot of young players will learn from this and hopefully learn from it quickly and try and bring English football back to where it belongs,” Hart told British media.”But right now we’ve put it at a low point and we’re going to have to take that… We’ve worked hard, ultimately with no success so that’s how this team’s going to be remembered.”It’s going to be down to digging deep and going again and trying to build something new.” (British media call Iceland loss worst in English history)With England also unsuccessful in their attempt to make it out of the group stages in the 2014 World Cup, Hart felt the squad could only blame themselves for failing to meet expectations at another major international tournament. (Iceland celebrate biggest victory with win over England)”As a group it’s down to us. All the plans are put in place,” he said. “Ultimately we didn’t perform. I didn’t perform personally to the level that’s required to push through to the quarter-finals.advertisement”We were in a good place – we’ve been in a good place in a lot of tournaments I’ve gone to but we haven’t ultimately done it so we’re going to get a lot of flak for it and we deserve it.” (Twitter mocks second Brexit in a week)last_img read more

Virat Kohli’s ‘fanboy moment’ with playback singer Arijit Singh

first_imgAce Indian cricketer Virat Kohli says he had a fan-boy moment when he got a chance to meet singer Arijit Singh.Virat took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a photograph of himself along with Arijit and said the singer is an “amazing person”.”Pure fanboy moment for me. What an amazing person he is. No one has captivated me with their voice like this man. God bless you Arijit,” Virat tweeted.Over the weekend, Virat along with other sportsmen took part in a charity football game against a team of film celebrities, including Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Dino Morea and Shoojit Sircar.last_img read more

JioCinema app: How to use, features and everything related to know

first_imgReliance Jio’s JioCinema may not be as popular as the Netflix or Amazon Prime, but it is sure one of the most widely used apps from Reliance Jio’s suite of apps.Jio defines JioCinema as an on demand video library with movies, TV Shows, music videos, Jio shorts, documentaries and trailers . In plain words, JioCinema is a video streaming service offered by Jio where in you can watch movies, TV shows, Jio exclusives, documentaries and trailers. The app supports both smartphone and web platform.Android users can download JioCinema from Google Playstore, iOS users from Appstore and Samsung Z2 device users from the Tizen Store. The app for now is free but going forward you can expect the company to charge for the services. JioCinema offers movies and TV shows from various genres, like action, comedy, romance, documentaries, history, thrillers and more.Jio has recently also partnered with Disney India to offer popular Disney movies like Toy Story 3, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and more. However, you have to unlock the access to JioDisney section by sharing the Disney link with five of your contacts via WhatsApp, SMS, Instagram or Facebook.JioCinema also supports Chromecast so that you watch the content on your big TV screen.How to begin with JioCinema: Before we tell you how to start with the service, it is important to know that you can run JioCinema on phone only if it has a Jio SIM. However, this is not the case with the web version. You can run the JioCinema on web while being connected to any operator you want.advertisementDownload JioCinema app from Play Store or head to jiocinema.com if you are going to use the web version. You can login using your Jio ID or your Jio phone number. Tap on GET OTP. Use the OTP to login the service. It will ask you to select your language preferencesSpace: JioCinema takes near about 15MB of space on your phone.Genres: The genres that you will see inside the JioCinema are – action, adventure, animation, biography, comedy, crime, drama, documentary, family, fantasy, history, horror, music, mystery, mythology, reality, romance, sports, thriller and war.Languages: You can find content from following languages in the JioCinema- Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Guajarati, Punjabi, and Bhojpuri.JioCinema features: Similar to the Amazon Prime and Netflix, JioCinema also comes with some nifty features that offer an ease of use to the subscribers. Some of the key features are– My Download: It displays the list of all the downloaded movies in the app.– Available for Download: This shows the list of only those movies that can be downloaded.– Watch List Feature: You can add your favourite TV shows and movies to your watch list and view them anytime you want using this feature. You can add as many movies as you want to the list.– Auto Play TV Series: This feature lets you automatically play the subsequent episodes of a TV show without you having to search for the next episode and then hit play.– Bitrate selection: You can choose the quality at which you want the video to be played based on internet speed. Though JioCinema automatically adjusts itself to the available internet speed, it is advisable to have a minimum speed of 2Mbps or above.– Parental controls: You can set a PIN to restrict kids from the content that you want.ALSO READ | Jio GigaFiber commercial rollout to happen in March, in some areas it is already available for freeALSO READ | Jio GigaFiber user review: Cheap and best says the person who has used its 100mbps speed for freelast_img read more

Davis Cup: We failed to take our chances in singles, says Mahesh Bhupathi

first_imgNot ruling themselves out even after falling behind 0-2, captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday said India paid the price for not making the most of the opportunities in their first singles rubber against former champions Italy in the Davis Cup World Group Qualifiers tie here on Friday.India’s top two singles players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan were swept aside by Italy’s senior-most player Andreas Seppi and rising star Matteo Berrettini to hand Italy a commanding 2-0 lead going into the second day’s play.While 22-year-old Berrettini was head and shoulders above Prajnesh, who he beat in the Chengdu ATP last year, sealing the tie in less than an hour, Ramkumar frittered away two break points in the first set to turn the tide in Seppi’s favour.”We had half-a-chance early there in the first set of the first match and we didn’t take it.”When you are playing players who have so much experience and are used to playing at a level you have to take your chances. We didn’t at 3-4, 30-40. I am a firm believer that if you take your chances, you will get rewarded. That’s where the momentum swung,” Bhupathi told reporters.Ramkumar got a break point in the second game after he was leading 1-0 but Seppi, ranked 37, held serve.In the eighth game, Ramkumar was leading 4-3 but failed to cash in as Seppi changed gears to wrap up the set 6-4. He won the second set easily by 6-2.Bhupathi remained hopeful, saying he will will now bank on their doubles specialists Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan to keep them afloat.advertisement”There is no doubt that we are disappointed but tomorrow is a light day and stranger things have happened. We are not going to rule ourselves out. We will try and win the doubles, we will try and chip away one by one and see what happens.”India bounced back to defeat China 3-2 from a similar situation last year.Prajnesh, who is on a career high 102, said he became nervous after failing to break despite being 4-3 up in the first set.”Nerves and tension got to me. It’s a learning experience for me. I gave my best, Seppi was better today. He deserved to win.”On his game against Berrettini, Prajnesh said: “That put a lot of pressure on me because he is a good frontrunner and has a very good serve. He used that to his advantage. I think he played more aggressive than I did and that worked well for him,” he said after losing to Berrettini for the second time since Chengdu ATP last year.Hailing Berrettini, Prajnesh said: “He is a very good first strike player with a big serve, big forehand. He uses those to his advantage. I feel I needed to put more balls in play, start the rally and I felt I would have more of an advantage and I just didn’t do enough to get that to happen.”Also Watch:last_img read more

Real Madrid match at Girona could be postponed

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid match at Girona could be postponed amid Catalonia security concerns Goal Last updated 2 years ago 07:22 10/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Catalunya protests Getty Real Madrid Girona v Real Madrid Girona Primera División The La Liga encounter at the Montilivi stadium in Catalonia is in danger of being postponed due to threats of violence from protests Real Madrid’s league match at Girona on Sunday is in danger of being postponed due to security concerns, according to a report from radio station Onda Cero. As Catalonia mulls over a unilateral declaration of independence, police are studying the possible effects on Sunday’s match, fearing protests and possible violence. Real Madrid 6/5 to beat Girona to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Spain’s central government in Madrid has threatened to take control of the Catalan government, asserting that the region’s intent to declare independence is illegal. Neither Girona nor Real Madrid have been officially notified of the possibility of the game being postponed, and both sides currently expect to play.”We hope that it will be resolved soon, but the players are only talking about playing,” Real Madrid defender Nacho said following Thursday’s Copa del Rey win at Fuenlabrada.”A suspension? We’ve heard something, but it comes from outside. We do not have any news.”Barcelona’s October 1 match against Las Palmas was forced to be played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou due to Catalonia independence referendum protests, and officials in Girona fear a similar situation may occur on Sunday. “We want to play on Sunday, we know what is going on, but we try to think only about sport,” Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez added.”I follow [the Catalonia issue] a lot, the situation is a bit delicate, but we hope everything is resolved for the better.”last_img read more

Sergio Agüero out for six weeks, claims Argentina’s team doctor

first_imgnews Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Sergio Agüero Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img Share via Email Argentina Manchester City Sergio Agüero will be out of action for six weeks, following his car crash in Amsterdam, according to Argentina’s team doctor Donato Villani.Manchester City believe their top scorer will be out for between two and four weeks after breaking a rib in the road accident last Thursday.That timescale would rule the 29-year-old out of Argentina’s final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador, but could see him in contention for City’s Premier League match at home to Stoke on 14 October.However, Villani has suggested Aguero is likely to be out for longer than expected.He told www.tycsports.com: “He’s feeling very bad because he was really looking forward to coming to play and this incident, which had nothing to do with him, left him out of the two games. He’s going to be off the pitch for a month and a half.“He can’t move in his house, nor get in and out of the car. He seemed very down to me because we wanted to be here.”A six-week lay-off would rule Agüero out of both of City’s Champions League group games against Napoli, as well as four more Premier League games, including the home match with Arsenal on 5 November.Agüero suffered the injury in Amsterdam at 11pm on Thursday when his taxi hit a lamp-post as the striker was being driven to the airport to fly back to Manchester. Agüero was on a day off and had been attending a concert of the Colombian singer Maluma. The incident occurred less than 48 hours before the Premier League game at Chelsea, which City won 1-0. Topics Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

The 10 Best Recruiting Classes In College Football Right Now

first_img Alabama and LSU take spots No. 3 and 4 respectively. SEC runner-up Georgia is No. 6, while powerhouses Florida and Texas A&M are ranked 8 and 9.Notre Dame comes in at No. 5, while rival Michigan comes in at No. 7.Rounding out the list at No. 10 is a team that Clemson has plenty of familiarity with: The Miami Hurricanes.There are still plenty of elite recruits waiting to make their decision so these rankings are still subject to change. But for now it would seem that the elite programs are in little danger of losing ground any time soon. Clemson players run off the field after a forced fumble vs. Furman.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Defensive lineman K.J. Henry #13 of the Clemson Tigers reacts as he runs off the field with teammates defensive end Xavier Kelly #22, safety Nolan Turner #24, and linebacker Jalen Williams #30 after the Tigers force a Furman Paladins fumble during the fourth quarter of the football game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)The summer has brought a lot of changes to the college football recruiting landscape. Dozens of rising seniors have announced their commitments in the past few weeks and months, which have in turn caused the rankings to change abruptly.The latest college football rankings on 247Sports show that there is still one constant: Clemson as the No. 1 team in the nation. With five 5-star prospects recruited – more than any two programs combined – and 18 overall commitments, the Tigers looking forward to what may be a historically strong class.Recently rising into No. 2 in the nation is Ohio State, which added its 10th four-star recruit this week. The Buckeyes find themselves at the spot for the first time since the recruiting process began.As for the remaining teams in the top 10, the list is heavily represented by the SEC.last_img read more

Broadcasting Commission Concludes 2012/13 Schools Outreach Programme

first_imgThe Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) has concluded its schedule of schools outreach programmes and activities for the 2012/13 financial year, which ends on March 31.Over 4000 primary and high school students islandwide participated in a series of digital presentations, delivered over the past year by the Commission, which plans to embark on another phase shortly.The sessions were geared towards empowering students to maximize the use of technology, among other benefits.Speaking with JIS News following the programme’s conclusion at Trench Town High School in St. Andrew, last Friday (March 22), BCJ Executive Director, Cordel Green, informed that the agency will embark on another phase, beginning in April.He advised that the Commission will be scheduling visits to new schools as well as returning to some of those which have requested follow-up visits.“We talk to them, not as future leaders and creators, but as ‘now’ innovators, creators and leaders,” Mr. Green said.He noted some of the youngsters’ affinity with technology and their adeptness at mastering various inputs in undertaking activities such as composing music.“They have made their music. They take it like a hobby, they put their things on Facebook, and you have to explain to them how transformational those activities are and can be,” he pointed out.The initiative has been deemed a success, based on the “phenomenal” feedback which, Mr. Green noted, has been received from the various participating schools.“Each time we come to a school, we realize that we are (merely) touching the tip of an iceberg. We have to find a way, technologically, to be at Trench Town (High School) and to be at 20 other schools at the same time, using whatever technology that is available,” he said.CONTACT: ELAINE HARTMAN RECKORDlast_img read more

Nova Scotians Invited to Help Develop Immigration Strategy

first_imgPREMIER’S OFFICE–Nova Scotians Invited to Help DevelopImmigration Strategy More jobs and a growing economy are two of the many benefits NovaScotians can expect from a provincial immigration strategy. A Framework for Immigration – A Discussion Paper was launched forpublic review and input today, Aug. 31, by Premier John Hamm andEconomic Development Minister Ernest Fage at Pier 21 in Halifax. “More Nova Scotians are working than ever before, but asgovernment we must do more to create a climate for sustainedgrowth and job creation,” said Premier Hamm. “By working withNova Scotians to deliver on our government’s commitment for acomprehensive immigration strategy, our province will have asignificant new tool to attract new Canadians who will make apositive difference in our communities, our economy and oursociety.” The public and organizations are asked to provide input intomatters such as how to create welcoming communities, awarenessand education programs, and marketing Nova Scotia as animmigration destination. The feedback will be used in thedevelopment of a provincial immigration strategy. “Immigrants create jobs, stimulate innovation and increasecompetitiveness wherever they settle,” said Mr. Fage. “The newimmigration strategy will help us build a strong interest in NovaScotia among potential immigrants and provide improved servicesthat encourage them to stay here and put their skills to work forNova Scotia.” Nova Scotia currently oversees two immigration programs, theProvincial Nominee Program and the memorandum of understandingwith post-secondary institutions to allow immigrants to work fortwo years in the province after completing their degree. “Immigration is critical to growing our economy,” noted JoeSpampinato, council chair of NovaKnowledge. “Having the provincetake such positive steps towards a strategy for increasingimmigration reinforces NovaKnowledge’s commitment to advancingits call to action strategy for increasing and retaining thenumber of immigrants coming to Nova Scotia.” Copies of the discussion paper are available on the province’swebsite at www.gov.ns.ca/immigration or by calling 902-424-5200,or 1-800-670-4357. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. Feedback can be providedby e-mail to immigration@gov.ns.ca., by fax to 902-424-0489, ormail to Ron Heisler, Director, Immigration and Settlement,Department of Education, PO Box 578, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2S9.last_img read more

Province Businesses Create Jobs Here for Students

first_imgThe province is teaming up with businesses to help recent graduates stay in Nova Scotia through student employment programs. “We all want our graduates to have the opportunity to stay and build their futures here in Nova Scotia,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Graham Steele. “Without innovative programs like the Co-operative Graduate Placement Program that gives graduates the chance to apply their new skills with Nova Scotia companies, we would see more of our young talent leave the province.” One of the first businesses to participate in the province’s Co-operative Graduate Placement Program, Colibri Software in Wolfville, has hired recent graduates for its software development team. Since the company began in 2010, it has relied on various programs, including the Graduate Placement Program and the Strategic Co-operative Education Incentive, to hire students. Colibri employs two recent Acadia University graduates and three students in co-operative education programs at Acadia as part of its team. “With the help of these two programs, Colibri Software has grown to 12 employees,” said John Read, president of Colibri Software. “Thanks to this partnership, we are ready to launch an innovative web-based platform. We will continue to hire students and recent graduates, and provide meaningful jobs in rural Nova Scotia.” Through the program, students and grads like Alex Sandford and Charlie Greene have been able to develop the skills they need for good jobs in Nova Scotia. “Both the co-operative education program at Acadia University and the Graduate Placement Program have had a huge impact on my career,” said Mr. Sandford. “The experience that these opportunities have given me is invaluable. After graduation, I literally walked straight into a full-time position at Colibri because of the Graduate Placement Program.” “I have known for a long time that I want to stay in the Annapolis Valley but didn’t think I would be able to find a job here in my field. That’s why I was so excited when John offered me a job in Wolfville doing what I love,” said Mr. Greene. “As a Computer Science graduate and officer in the Cadet Instructor Cadre, I enjoy both programming and teaching. At Colibri Software, I am able to do both of these because of how many students we hire. The experience working here has been amazing.” Like many universities and colleges in Nova Scotia, Acadia University offers various co-operative education programs to introduce work skills and provide work experience to students. The Co-operative Graduate Placement Program provides a 50 per cent wage subsidy, to a maximum of $7,500, to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations for the first three months of permanent, full-time employment for a graduate of a co-operative education program at a Nova Scotia college or university. All Nova Scotia companies are eligible to apply for the Co-operative Graduate Placement Program. The province also offers the Strategic Co-operative Education Incentive for students to connect and develop skills with Nova Scotia employers during their studies. For more information on the programs, visit www.gov.ns.ca/econ/sep.last_img read more

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

first_imgIngredients All-purpose Flour2 cup Butterscotch Pudding Mix100 g Baking Soda2 tsp Salt1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon1 tbsp Ground Ginger1/2 tsp Ground Cloves¼ tsp Crystallized Ginger1/3 cup Butter1 cup White Sugar1 cup Brown Sugar 1 cup Eggs4 Vanilla Extract1 tsp Pumpkin Puree450 gPreparation Preheat an oven to 175°C. Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. Whisk together the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, cloves, and crystallized ginger in a bowl; set aside. Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in colour. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin puree with the last egg. Stir in the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. (Courtesy: www.allrecipes.com)last_img read more

Woman in Delhi for son’s treatment; Snatchers strike on the way to hospital

first_imgA Tanzanian citizen recently fell victim to the ever-increasing plight of snatching in Delhi on Monday, with her purse being robbed by bike-riding snatchers, right outside her place of residence in the city. The incident took place in Jasola, where the woman has been living during her stay in the Capital city. In her complaint to the police, the woman said that she was in Delhi to get treatment for her son at Apollo Hospital and was travelling with both her son and daughter-in-law. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder In an earnest appeal to the police, the victim implored authorities to track down the snatcher because she had USD 2,000 and Rs 32,000 in cash in her purse, which was to be used for her son’s treatment among other expenses. She said, “I am a foreigner in this country and I don’t have money to stay here and feed my family and provide treatment for my son, for which I came to India.” Taking cognizance of the victim’s complaint, officers at Sarita Vihar police station registered an FIR in the matter. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings Keeping with the never-ending tide of snatchings, a 27-year-old architect was returning home from shopping when she was targeted by snatchers in South Delhi’s Ring road area on April 7, in a separate case. “I was returning home with my mother after shopping in Sarojini Nagar market in an auto around 7.50 PM,” the victim told police. She further said that after reaching Ring Road, two youths came in a motorcycle and took away her bag, which had Rs 9,000 in cash and otherlast_img read more

Track and Field Seniors Christine Frederick and Kevin Blank place in final

Senior Christine Frederick runs in the distance medley relay race Friday Feb. 23, 2018 at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterIn what was the final home meet ever for several members of Ohio State’s track and field team, senior Christine Frederick made sure to end her time in Columbus with a bang, finishing first the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:25 in the Jesse Owens Classic on Friday. That time beat her personal best in the event, which she set last season, by 17 seconds.Frederick was shoulder-to-shoulder early in the event with her teammate, junior Claire Willis, who finished fourth. Frederick was trailing just one runner by the second lap, but inched out ahead in the final lap to finish first. “I was really lucky to have my teammates in the race,” Frederick said. “We got to work together, it’s a beautiful night and I was just taking in the whole experience, I really enjoyed it.”The run included a pacemaker — sometimes referred to as a rabbit — which is an Ohio State athlete that leads the pace for the runners from the start of the race. Distance and cross country coach Sara Vergote said the purpose of having a “rabbit” was to try to ensure every runner paces themselves and does not get carried away early in the race.  “The other reason we need to do that is because we had such a tough spring in terms of weather. Every time we have gone to a meet its been raining or snowing or windy,” Vergote said. “So, this has been a really good set up for us tonight because this is probably one of the first times we’ve raced in really nice weather in the Midwest.” It was especially important Friday to have a pacemaker because the Buckeyes need qualifying times for the regional championships, meaning they needed to be faster in the Jesse Owens Classic. Frederick added that the rabbit helped her set the tone of the race by the end.Last year in the 5,000-meter run, Frederick set a then-personal best time of 16:42. This year though, she was able to improve that record by 17 seconds. She attributed the success to the combination of training and support from her teammates.“Shawn, our trainer, has really kept me healthy and just having my teammates being able to work with me, they each have brought different attributes to training,” Frederick said. “Which has really changed it to help me PR this year.”Overall, junior Sade Olatoye won as an unattached athlete with a 64.50-meter throw in the women’s hammer throw, while sophomore Alexis Dowdy placed third with a 54.76-meter throw. Men’s recap It was also the final home meet for senior Kevin Blank, who placed third in the 1,500-meter run showcase with a time of 3:49:57. Blanks was tied with his opponent for third going into the last lap, but in the end, he was determined to place among the top three finishers. “We were definitely trying to go for the win and it was close at to the end, but it was a really good field,” Blank said. “To come out here and compete well in my last year is definitely something I can walk away with and feel happy about.” Blank said maintaining a consistent pattern with the coaches and a routine throughout the season helped him place in the 1,500-meter run. “We do the same thing every time whether it’s a workout or a race, we have our normal routine,” Blanks said. Senior Jack Edwards won first place as an unattached athlete with a time of 3:48:95. Sophomore Daniel Mastropaolo placed fourth in the javelin throw with at 57.71 meters. read more

Football Greg Mattison aims to use defensive depth to his advantage at

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison speaks to the media on National Signing Day. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports EditorGreg Mattison was very complimentary of the defensive line as soon as he was hired as a co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State. He said it was not hard to see the level of talent the group had, saying he wanted to turn them loose as soon as he saw what they could do. Then he saw the rest of the defense. Without having a position room to call his own, Mattison watched everyone: from co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley and the cornerbacks to Al Washington and the linebackers. “When I look at people, I go, ‘Boy, that’s a second-teamer?’” Mattison said. “‘That’s a pretty good second-teamer.’”With the amount of talent at his disposal, Mattison saw a way to utilize tempo, something he has embraced in his 48 years coaching football, encouraging players to go as fast and as hard as they can. Ohio State has the ability to do that because second-and-third team players on the sideline waiting to get their opportunity and play with the same amount of energy and effort when the starter has given his all. “That’s our deal: that we have enough depth and we have enough talent that the next guy steps up, gives you a break,” Mattison said. “It doesn’t mean you did something wrong, it means you can come back and be way, way more healthy and way more vibrant and way more energy, and then the next guy goes back in again.” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said he had something similar this past season in the wide receiver room. He said when Parris Campbell needed a break, then-redshirt junior K.J. Hill could step up and get reps, when Terry McLaurin needed sidelined, Johnnie Dixon was there to back him up. For Day, that’s the ideal situation for the entire team, calling it a “two-deep and a spare.” With that, he said, no matter the position, it keeps players fresh late in games and late in the season. With the experience Mattison has, Day said this was part of the reason why he wanted him on his defensive coaching staff. “He kind of has that mentor feel, where you look to him for advice, been around a long time, seen a lot of football, a lot of wisdom. I feel like that was important to have. He’s someone that the guys look to with a lot of respect, where he’s been, who he’s coached what he’s done,” Day said. “When he speaks, people listen.”  On the defense, Mattison highlighted the amount of depth on the defensive line and the linebacker positions as ones that could really make this approach come to life. “When you have a really, really good defense, you don’t have a person second-team,” Mattison said. “You have a first-first team and a second-first team. And that’s how it’s going to look.” Mattison has bought into the Ohio State football culture when it comes to tempo. From junior defensive end Chase Young to sophomore defensive end Tyreke Smith, from redshirt junior linebacker Tuf Borland, who was also sidelined with an injury, to sophomore linebacker Teradja Mitchell, Mattison seems to have the pieces to create a defense that has one common goal. “Our thing is to try and keep it simpler and let them play and not make it too simple, but put it in their hands more,” Mattison said. read more

Off Beat Leaping firebrands rare crescent among 2017s top 10

first_imgWe mostly rely on our archive material each December in determining The Columbian’s story of the year.Late-breaking input is infrequent, and scientific data is rare.So it was interesting to see research reflecting two news topics in Sunday’s look at the year’s top 10 stories.They included our No. 1 story, the Columbia River Gorge fires, with a particular nod to the blaze in Skamania County.After starting in Oregon, “The fire jumped the river and started burning in Washington because of embers,” Oregon State University researcher David Blunck said.It was part of a December report describing how smaller branches of trees are more effective in creating embers.Also called firebrands, the airborne embers are the biggest challenge for crews fighting wildland fires, said the assistant professor of mechanical engineering.In the Gorge, “We estimate that the fire jumped 2 miles across the river,” he said in a phone interview.“That illustrates the challenge of firebrands — how to prepare for them. You can’t, in some situations,” Blunck said.“Often, there can be a rainstorm of firebrands.”Field research included working with the Forest Service on controlled burns. Some of the findings came from infrared video and by measuring scorches on squares of fire-resistant fabric placed at varying distances from the fire.Wood samples measured 6 mm (about a quarter of an inch) and 2 mm. Smaller samples generated embers about five times as fast as the quarter-inch samples. (Larger diameters were less likely to break and create an ember.)Eyes on the skyThe Aug. 21 eclipse tied for No. 8 on our list and was a big national story, too. It was America’s first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.A University of Michigan study found that 88 percent of American adults (about 215 million) viewed it directly or electronically. About 154 million watched it with eclipse glasses or pinhole viewers. Around 61 million saw it electronically. (About 240 million Americans, three-quarters of the population, are 18 and older.)last_img read more

SEBI Seeks Fresh Clarifications on IndiGo IPO

first_imgThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has sought fresh clarifications from InterGlobe Aviation, owners of budget carrier IndiGo, on its proposed Rs.2,500 crore initial public offer (IPO).The market regulator said in its latest weekly update that clarifications were awaited on the IPO from the lead manager as of July 31.Citigroup, JPMorgan India, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS Securities India and Kotak Mahindra Capital are the managers for the offer, under which the company plans to issue fresh shares worth Rs.1,272 crore.The next update will be uploaded on the Sebi website on August 10.The regulator had last received a communication from the merchant bankers on July 29. Indigo had filed its draft offer document with SEBI on June 30.Sebi had earlier sought clarification on the IPO of InterGlobe Aviation.last_img read more

Bodhi Linux 500 released with updated Ubuntu core 1804 and a modern

first_imgThe Bodhi Team have announced the fifth major release of their Linux distribution. Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 comes with an updated Ubuntu core 18.04 and an overall modern look for its Moksha Window Manager. Bodhi Linux was first released as a stable version seven years ago, as a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Moksha window manager. It uses a minimal base system allowing users to populate it with the software of their choice. Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 features disc images which have a fresh new look; a modified version of the popular ‘Arc Dark’ theme colorized in Bodhi Green. They have also included a fresh default wallpaper, login screen, and splash scenes as your system boots. Bodhi Linux Default Desktop – Busy Bodhi Linux Desktop – Clean The Bodhi team have not provided a change log because the move to an Ubuntu 18.04 base from 16.04 is the only major difference. Ubuntu 18.04 comes with changes such as Better metric collection in Ubuntu Report Support for installing on NVMe with RAID1 Fix for a typo that made update-manager report crash Miscellaneous unattended-upgrade fixes Ubuntu welcome tool now mentions dock and notifications Patches to make audio work on Lenovo machines with dual audio codecs Restore New Tab menu item in GNOME Terminal New “Thunderbolt” panel in Settings app If you installed a pre-release of Bodhi 5.0.0 you will simply need to run your system updates for the latest ISO images. However, the system updates will not adjust the look of your desktop automatically. If you have a previous Bodhi release installed you will need to do a clean install to upgrade to Bodhi 5.0.0. Bodhi 4.5.0 will have support until Ubuntu 16.04 runs out in April 2021. You can read more about the Bodhi 5.0.0 release on Bodhi Linux Blog. Read Next What to expect from upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 release. Is Linux hard to learn? Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL 7.5) now generally available.last_img read more

Reunion Island Tourism appoints new tourism ambassador

first_imgPatrick Serveaux, President of Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), appointed the island’s 67th tourism ambassador as he handed the certificate to Yannick Jauzion at the Blue Basin Golf Club. IRT was the main sponsor of the Golfers Rugbymen Trophy.Yannick rose to fame as he represented France 75 times in international rugby matches and was voted as the best centre player in the world by the International Rugby Board.He will team up with his fellow tourism ambassadors, in a voluntary capacity, to help promote the island and put it on the global destination map while sharing his own impressions of Reunion Island.last_img read more

Travel guide to the submerged caves of Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

first_imgSubmerged caves off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico hide gems for divers and archaeologists, with cathedral-like caverns, a 10,000-year-old boy and Mayan skulls.Source: BBClast_img

Only six players who made that trip to Tampa are s

first_imgOnly six players who made that trip to Tampa are still with the organization, including wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald capped one of the best individual postseasons in NFL history in that Super Bowl with a two-touchdown performance. His second score, a 64-yard reception from quarterback Kurt Warner, gave Arizona a three-point lead with just 2:37 remaining in the game.Despite his success in that game, Raymond James Stadium isn’t one of the Pro Bowl receiver’s favorite places.“No, I don’t have any good memories from this stadium, at all,” Fitzgerald said Thursday. “Two losses. I’d love to be able to turn that around and get a win down here.”The other loss happened in Week 9 of the 2007 season. The Bucs beat the Cardinals 17-10 as Arizona mustered only 23 rushing yards and Warner completed just 10-of-30 passes for 172 yards and threw two interceptions. Fitzgerald had four catches for 95 yards in the defeat.There is one similarity between this trip to Tampa and the Cardinals’ last — the length of time the team is spending there. After a loss in New Orleans last Sunday, the Cardinals opted to travel straight to Florida instead of heading home to Arizona to practice. Inclement weather in the area has made their stay challenging, to say the least. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories “It’s just an adjustment for us, we’d all love to be at home, in our normal routines and things like that, but they felt this was the best move for us, so we’ve got to deal with it,” Fitzgerald said.“Like (Wednesday), guys could have said ‘the heck with it, it’s wet out here, it’s raining, we don’t want to be out here,’ but we had a good day’s work, we got better when it easily could have been a throwaway day.” When the Arizona Cardinals take the field at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa against the Buccaneers Sunday, the stakes will be much different than the last time the team played there.That’s because the last time was the biggest game in franchise history. Sunday, February 1, 2009, the Cardinals played the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII — a game the Cardinals actually led with under three minutes left. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more