Road woes continue for Ohio State mens basketball as it falls to

OSU junior forward Marc Loving attempts a shot in a game against Rutgers on Jan. 13. OSU won, 94-68. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team’s’ road woes continued in the worst way possible Saturday, as the Buckeyes were blown out by No.3 Maryland 100-65 in College Park, Maryland. The loss ties the school record as the worst in school history, matching a 35-point loss vs. Indiana in 1928.OSU now falls to 12-7 (4-2), further damaging its case to make an appearance in the NCAA tournament this upcoming March.The game featured one of college basketball’s premier players in Maryland’s sophomore guard Melo Trimble. The shifty point guard’s passing dissected the OSU defense from the start, as he dished out five first-half assists, burying the Buckeyes in an 18-point hole by halftime.But, in the second half, the Maryland star really wasn’t needed to the same extent, as the Terrapin lead, at one point, ballooned to an unsurmountable 44 points in the second half. Trimble finished the game with 8 points and 9 assists in only 27 minutes.  Maryland showed why they are considered to be one of the most efficient offensive teams in the nation, shooting 63 percent from the field for the game. It also shot extremely well from deep, shooting 11-of 21 from 3-point land (52 percent).After throttling OSU, Maryland’s record improves to 16-2 (5-1). Leading the Terrapins in scoring was junior forward Robert Carter. In only 23 minutes, he gashed OSU’s defense for 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon also poured in 23 for Maryland, including 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.Pacing the Buckeyes in scoring was sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, who had 15 points and 5 rebounds. Sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate also chipped in 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the floor. Freshman point guard JaQuan Lyle, coming off of a triple-double in the 94-68 win over Rutgers, only had 9 points on 4-of-12 shooting, including 0-of-4 from 3-point range.  The Buckeyes couldn’t buy a bucket in the second half, shooting a miserable 30.8 percent from the field in the second frame. Overall, the Scarlet and Gray shot a paltry 37 percent from the field, making this a game everyone will soon want to forget.The loss is OSU’s third on the road, each by, at least, 20 points. The first came against Connecticut by 20, followed by a 25-point defeat at the hands of Indiana, and then Saturday’s 35-point drubbing. With a young team, playing on the road can be a tough task to tackle and that is certainly the case for coach Thad Matta’s squad. The game marked the first Big Ten trip to College Park for the Buckeyes, as Maryland’s basketball program joined the Big Ten in the 2014-2015 academic year. OSU still leads the all-time series 5-3.   The Buckeyes now can only hope for a better performance in its next matchup against Purdue. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday in West Lafayette, Indiana. read more

Staying within the system key for Ohio State as it moves past

Senior guard Shannon Scott looks to score during a game against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. OSU lost, 76-67. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorCHICAGO — It was a familiar tale for the Ohio State men’s basketball team Friday night at the United Center.The Buckeyes fell behind quickly, trailing by as many as 16 in the first half, as they were bounced from the Big Ten Tournament, 76-67, in the quarterfinals, marking the first time OSU failed to make the semifinals since 2009.The deficit swelled to as many as 17 in the second half for the Buckeyes, many of whom said the loss was due to not “staying within the system.”OSU coach Thad Matta said deviating from the system is the reason the Buckeyes dug themselves such a big hole.“The biggest thing I told our guys, you’ve got to trust the system more in terms of what we’re doing,” Matta said. “We deviated some, especially early, and it got us.”OSU’s leading scorer was once again freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who echoed his coach’s words, adding that despite inching their way back, the Buckeyes can’t afford to keep putting themselves in the same type of situations.“When everything’s getting tough we always run away from our system instead of trusting it, and we always end up with a loss,” Russell said. “We always kick, scratch and claw back and cut it within six, five, whatever it is, but we always run away from our system and it shows at the end with a loss.”But what is the system?Another freshman, forward Jae’Sean Tate, said the system is as simple as each player executing their individual assignments.“Intensity on offense. Just doing your job. Setting screens, running the floor, just being prepared and playing hard. That’s the system,” Tate said. “We got to come out with intensity and we have to trust the system. When we do that, we are a whole completely different team. When we don’t, we come up short.”Tate, who will likely make his first NCAA Tournament appearance next week, said the Buckeyes remain confident they can make a run.“Every time we have trusted our system starting off the game the way we’re supposed to, with Ohio State basketball, we’re a pretty tough team,” Tate said. “I think that this week in practice, we are going to have to stay focussed and be ready.”Senior guard Shannon Scott, who scored 13 points to go along with nine assists in the loss to Michigan State, said he will need to be a more of a leader for the young Buckeyes as the season winds down.“I don’t call them freshmen anymore, but I definitely have to be more vocal,” he said. “They haven’t been in the NCAA Tournament. I’ve been fortunate to get to the Final Four, but also lose in the first round so I’ve been on both ends of the stick.”Ultimately, Scott said the Buckeyes need to relish the moment, while also keeping their intensity.“You got to enjoy it. It’s the best time of your life, but no one is going to step down,” Scott said. “It’s the NCAA Tournament. everybody feels like they can be a Cinderella team, no matter who it is.”The Buckeyes are set to find out their NCAA Tournament fate on Sunday night after the final conference tournament comes to a close. read more

Football Ohio State forms independent board for investigation of Urban Meyer

OSU coach Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field before the OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThere is an independent board group that will be working on the investigation surrounding Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer around the information he knew about the domestic abuse by wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, according to a statement made by the university.“The special working group will direct the work of the investigative team and be available to provide consultation and advice and assist with communication to the full board on the matter,” the statement said.The group consists of six members: current trustees Alex Fischer, Janet Porter and Alex Shumate, former Ohio House speaker Jo Ann Davidson, former acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford and former U.S Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart.The group is looking into allegations that Meyer knew about incidents of domestic violence in 2009 and 2015 by Smith on his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. In a report by former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy, he said that Courtney Smith exchanged text messages with wives of all the Ohio State coaches, including Shelley Meyer, Urban’s wife.The football team announced on Thursday they were closing all practices to the media until further notice. read more

Inter Milan condemns racist taunts

first_imgInter Milan have condemned the fans who made racial taunts towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly claiming the club has represented integration, innovation, and progressiveness since the existenceThe Nerazzurri were actually founded after a split from Milan, who wanted to have only Italian and Swiss players.That is the origin of their full name, Internazionale, with their founding document describing them as “brothers of the world”Dal 9 marzo 1908 Inter vuol dire integrazione, accoglienza e futuro.Assieme alla nostra città lottiamo per un futuro senza discriminazioni.Chi non comprende la nostra storia, questa storia, non è con noi.#BrothersOfTheWorld #FCIM pic.twitter.com/OhoXdBjqLJ— Inter (@Inter) December 27, 2018“In response to the events that took place during Inter vs. Napoli on Wednesday evening and the consequent decision reached by the Lega Nazionale’s Sports Court for Serie A, the Club would like to reaffirm that since 9 March 1908, Inter has represented integration, hospitality and progressiveness,” the Beneamata wrote on their official website, with a shorter version on Twitter.“These characteristics have defined the history of Milan – a city that stands for inclusion and respect.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Together with our city, we have always been fighting to help create a future free of discrimination. We are committed to promoting these values wherever we operate and they have always been a source of pride for the Club.Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti said his team asked three times for their match at Inter Milan to be suspended because of alleged racist chanting, before a last-minute goal saw Inter win.https://t.co/fR7ojMC4eq pic.twitter.com/qAOViPCQ3J— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 26, 2018“Inter is present in 29 countries across the world, from Cambodia to Colombia, working with thousands of children involved in the Inter Campus project. The aim is to restore the right to play for those who are often in precarious circumstances – the importance of such activities has also been recognised by the United Nations.“From that night 110 years ago when our founders set us on our journey, we have always said no to any form of discrimination.“That is why we feel obliged today, once again, to reiterate that anyone who does not understand or accept our history – this Club’s history – is not one of us.”last_img read more

PHOTO First Look At 2018 Wilmington Holiday Ornament

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Fund’s 2018 Holiday Ornament has gone is now on sale.  The holiday ornament is available at Designs By Don (380 Main Street) and at the Recreation Department Office at Town Hall.  The $10 ornament will also be sold at the upcoming WOW’s Festival of Trees at Villanova Hall on December 1-2 and the Town’s Annual Tree Lighting on the Town Common on December 1.Last year’s ornament is available for $5, while prior years’ ornaments are available for just $1.All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Community Fund. The Fund has three major goals: (1) provide direct relief to Wilmington families, individuals, the elderly and children; (2) provide basic needs — heat, light, utilities, emergency assistance and medical relief; and (3) provide food products on a bimonthly basis to those in need.2018 Wilmington Holiday Ornament(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Community Fund.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTO: First Look At 2017 Wilmington Holiday OrnamentIn “Photo of the Day”PHOTO: First Look At 2016 Wilmington Holiday OrnamentIn “Community”PHOTO OF THE DAY: First Look At 2015 Wilmington Holiday OrnamentIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

Maine governor signs strict internet privacy protection bill

first_img Privacy 0 Post a comment Tags Tech Industry Internet Internet Services Share your voice Maine’s governor on Thursday signed into law one of the nation’s strictest internet privacy protection bills.The Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information will require internet service providers in Maine to get permission from their customers before selling or sharing their data with a third party. The law, which goes into effect July 1, prohibits ISPs from offering customers discounts in exchange for selling their data.”The internet is a powerful tool, and as it becomes increasingly intertwined with our lives, it is appropriate to take steps to protect the personal information and privacy of Maine people,” Gov. Janet Mills said in a statement after signing the bill into law. “With this common-sense law, Maine people can access the internet with the knowledge and comfort that their personal information cannot be bought or sold by their ISPs without their express approval.”The law is similar to FCC rules approved in 2016 that would have required broadband companies to get their customers’ permission before they sell “sensitive” information about their web browsing activity, app usage or whereabouts to marketers. But federal lawmakers repealed the rules in 2017 before they took effect.California approved a similar law in 2018, which at the time had the country’s toughest privacy requirements. But unlike California’s law, Maine’s newly signed law doesn’t require consumers to make a request for companies to stop the collection and sale of their personal data.last_img read more

Saudi businessman campaigns for ALs Kamran in Sylhet

first_imgSaudi businessman Faisal Girgiri. Photo: Prothom aloA Saudi businessman is taking part in election campaign in favour of the ruling Awami League’s mayoral candidate in Sylhet City Corporation election, Badruddin Ahmed Kamran.This is a new dimension in the polls campaign. The people of the diaspora community in London take part in the election campaign in Sylhet as many people from Sylhet live in the United Kingdom.The Saudi businessman named Faisal Girgiri was seen taking part in street rallies supporting Kamran. He has also been seeking votes for the AL mayoral candidate.When contacted, Kamran told Prothom Alo that he came to know Faisal Girgiri when he went to Makkah to perform Hajj (pilgrimage). He said the businessman gave him words that he would take part in Kamran’s election campaign.According to Kamran, Faisal came to Sylhet on 24 July (Tuesday). On that night, he joined a street rally supporting Kamran and made speech in Arabic.Jasim Uddin Bhuiayan, a Bangladeshi expatriate in Saudi Arabia who has been in business there for the past 10 years, told Prothom Alo that Girgiri came with him.In the street rally, Girgiri said he is overwhelmed by the love of the people of Sylhet.According to Jasim Uddin, Girgiri is “very sympathetic towards Bangladeshis”. Many Bangladeshis work for his company.The Saudi businessman earlier took part in the election campaign of former ruling party lawmaker Muhibur Rahman.Meanwhile, many Bangladeshi expatriates in London are also taking part in the election campaign of the two major political parties.UK Awami League general secretary Syed Sajedur Rahman Faruque said every day many Bangladeshi expatriates are coming to take part in Kamran’s election campaign.The opposition BNP’s mayoral candidate, Ariful Haque Chowdhury, too, said many Bangladeshi expatriate in London have already come to Sylhet and are taking part in his election campaign.At Ariful’s residence, this correspondent talked to a businessman who has been living in London for the past 30 years.He told Prothom Alo that he came to Sylhet to take part election campaign.*This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Mushfique Wadud.last_img read more

Galactic nuclei offer some indication of axionlike particles

first_imgRight now, there are experiments going on in many laboratories, attempting to determine whether axionlike particles really do exist. One is happening at CERN, and that is the experiment Burrage is most interested in. “The experimenters are using what is called the CERN Axion Solar Telescope,” she says. “It has a cap on the end of a telescope pointed at the sun that would keep out photons. Axionlike particles, though, would pass through the cap. Then a magnetic field would be passed through the telescope, changing any axionlike particles into photons. If you could see light, even with the cap on, it would be a good indicator of the existence of these particles.” Other experiments are going on at Fermi Lab and at DESY, and involve a similar process that would result in the appearance of light “passing through” a thick barrier.At the present time, though, Burrage and her colleagues are interested in looking at the dimming results of other astronomical objects. “We are interested in the lab results of the experiments with axionlike particles, but we are not involved. Instead, we are looking to see if other types of astronomical objects are affected as the way active galactic nuclei are. If these effects are seen in observations of other objects, the case for axionlike particles is strengthened.”More information: Clare Burrage, Anne-Christine Davis, Douglas J. Shaw, “Active Galactic Nuclei Shed Light on Axionlike Particles,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Avialable online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.201101 . Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Galactic nuclei offer some indication of axionlike particles (2009, May 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-galactic-nuclei-indication-axionlike-particles.html (PhysOrg.com) — “Axionlike particles are interesting because they come up regularly when scientists study string theory. By looking at their properties, you hope to learn about string theory, or some other unified theory of physics. From a cosmological point of view, axionlike particles are of interest because they could be connected to dark energy,” Clare Burrage tells PhysOrg.com. The main hiccup in this study of axionlike particles, however, is the fact that their existence – much like their cousins, axions – has yet to be proven. Explore further Burrage is a scientist at Deutsches Elektonen-Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg, Germany. She believes that some cosmological evidence for axionlike particles might have been found. Along with Anne-Christine Davis at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, U.K., and Douglas Shaw at Queen Mary University of London, Burrage has been studying luminosity relations in active galactic nuclei. The team believes that their results offer a good case for the existence of axionlike particles, which are thought to have low mass and weak interactions. Their work is available in Physical Review Letters: “Active Galactic Nuclei Shed Light on Axionlike Particles.”“For a long time, it has been speculated that a magnetic field could be used to change photons into axionlike particles. It is possible to look for these particles in the laboratory, and it is also possible to look for them using astronomy. We are looking for axionlike particles in astronomy, first by comparing observations of active galactic nuclei to what we expect to be the effects of the presence of axionlike particles.”Active galactic nuclei are compact regions at the centers of galaxies. These nuclei are characterized by higher than normal luminosity. Using galactic centers for reference has long been a practice when discovering distant objects and determining cosmic evolution. Burrage and her peers suggest that active galactic nuclei appear dimmer than they should, due to the presence of axionlike particles. “We have seen in the past that if photons pass through a magnetic field, like one might have near galactic nuclei, and they are converted to axionlike particles, you would lose a lot of light,” she explains. “You would see a much dimmer object than expected. That is what we are seeing when we look at the precision measurements we have studied.”Burrage points out that, while the results of this data crunching are encouraging, they are not conclusive. “The problem with astronomy is that you can’t go out and poke the galaxy,” she says. “There’s a lot about the physics that we don’t understand. There could be another explanation that mimics the effects we are looking for. We need to see it in the lab as well, if we want to back up our assertion that we are dealing with axionlike particles.” 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. Is dark matter made of axions?last_img read more

ASI suspended over collection of fake Puja donation

first_imgKolkata: An Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) from Purbasthali Police Station has been suspended for allegedly extorting money from a businessman. It was also alleged that accused ASI Somnath Das had used a receipt book to collect money. After the incident came to light, Das was suspended and a departmental enquiry has been ordered against him.Sources informed that a few days before Kali Puja, Das demanded money from local businesspersons and shop owners. He claimed that the he is asking money for Kali Puja. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSeveral businessman and shop owners gave him money. Some of them said Das told them that he was instructed by his superiors. When Das approached a businessman identified as Nasir Shaihk he refused to give money. It was alleged that the ASI had told him that it was instructed by his superiors. When Das handed over Shaikh a receipt of Rs 5000, he smelled something was fishy. On the bill it was printed that ‘Purbasthali R G Party’ is collecting donation for their Kali Puja. His doubt grew as to why a police officer would collect money on behalf of R G Party. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShaikh told Das that he would give the money later an tried to find the cause behind demanding the money. Within a few days, he found that nobody knows anything about such Puja. He then went and reported the whole thing to the superior officers of Purba Bardhaman police. He also sent his complaint to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s department. After receiving the complaint senior police officials asked Das for a explanation which he could not provide. Later, he was suspended for his alleged extortion. On Sunday Police Superintendent of Purba Bardhaman Police Bhaskar Mukherjee said: “The ASI has been suspended. A departmental enquiry has been ordered. Nothing more could be said before completion of the enquiry.”last_img read more

Facebooks Quarterly Profit Slips as Costs Soar

first_img Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview the huge increase in expenses was for “growth we need now and in the future.””We’re investing in the next set of services and what will be future investments like Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus,” she added.Macquarie Research analyst Ben Schachter said Facebook’s costs and spending met expectations. “We think the company has a lot of opportunities ahead of it so we want to see them investing quite heavily in those investments,” he said.Facebook shares fell about 2.5 percent in after-hours trading. As of Wednesday’s close of $96.99, the stock has risen 24.3 percent this year, valuing the company at $276.4 billion.For the quarter, revenue jumped to $4.04 billion from $2.91 billion.Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $715 million, or 25 cents per share, from $788 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier.Excluding items, the Menlo Park, California-based company earned 50 cents per share. Analysts on average had expected earnings of 47 cents per share on revenue of $3.99 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Advertising revenue grew 43 percent to $3.83 billion. Mobile ads accounted for 76 percent of that, up from 62 percent in the same quarter last year.Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, said it had 1.49 billion monthly active users as of June 30, up 13 percent from a year earlier. Of these, 1.31 billion accessed the service through mobile devices, a rise of 23 percent.Daily active users increased to 968 million in June, up 17 percent from the same month last year.”It’s particularly impressive that users are more engaged than ever before – that the percentage of monthly users who visit every day continues to grow,” said Nate Elliott, an analyst with Forrester Research. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 29, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now » This story originally appeared on Reuterslast_img read more