GLENDALE, Ariz. >> The Dodgers needed a long-haul second baseman.The preceding sentence has no expiration date.They have had seven primary second basemen in their past eight seasons. The only player to “repeat” was Mark Ellis in 2012-13, according to Baseball-Reference.com.They have tried veterans (Orlando Hudson, Howie Kendrick, Chase Utley), kids (Dee Gordon, Blake DeWitt) and multi-use extra men (Jamey Carroll). The ground was a lot firmer from 1973-88, when Davey Lopes and Steve Sax were the only keystone cops the Dodgers needed. But underneath all of their roster churn is a deep lament for stability. This year’s team will bear a startling resemblance to last year’s team.The Dodgers re-signed Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen and Rich Hill. Not since the mid-90s have they needed to conduct fewer introductions.The one stranger is Logan Forsythe, the new second baseman. One reason he’s here is that he’s never a stranger very long.When the Tampa Bay Rays heard Forsythe was leaving, they reacted as if a trusted retriever had run away.“I’m surprised and upset,” said Evan Longoria when he got the news. He tempered it the next day but also said he “would not get over” the trade. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Really really really gonna miss Logie Bear,” tweeted Chris Archer, and Stephen Souza called it “a very sad day for me personally.”This was a little stronger than the usual pro forma regret, but the Rays considered Forsythe a “good teammate,” a term that has thrived in the face of the metrics craze.Anyone who makes the habitat more professional is valued beyond his numbers. Forsythe did that. He also hit, fielded and threw.“I remember going to see a Team USA that had a lot of real good college players on it,” said Dave Van Horn, Forsythe’s coach at Arkansas. “He was one of the last guys to make that team. I talked to the coaches and they said he was their favorite player.“He plays with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder. He comes from a blue-collar background and that’s the way he plays. Eventually, he makes you like him.”Forsythe is 30 but has been fulltime for only two years. When Nick Franklin got hurt in 2015 spring training, Forsythe became the second baseman.“A little bit of pressure came off,” Forysthe said. “They said I was going in there and it didn’t matter whether I was hot or cold.”He remained seasonably warm. He hit .281 with 17 home runs and was named the Rays’ MVP (the Don Zimmer Award).Last year he hit .264 with 20 home runs. In both seasons he slugged .444. The Dodgers liked his .775 OPS against lefthand pitching in 2016.He also was Tampa Bay’s customary leadoff hitter and hit .314 in the first inning. But he is one more grinder in a clubhouse that suddenly has them in abundance.What is a “good teammate”?“You try to be aware of your surroundings,” Forsythe said. “You make a point of noticing little things. If you get a chance, you talk to the younger guys. But mainly it’s being yourself, being that consistent guy every day. And you listen.”Forsythe’s locker in Glendale is next to Justin Turner’s. Like Forsythe, Turner basically learned how to hit in the major leagues. Forsythe’s main tutor was Rays’ batting coach Derek Shelton, now on Toronto’s staff.“He’s one of my favorite guys,” Shelton said. “He has great control and command of the strike zone. At first he maybe was too selective. We worked on a leg kick to give him some more power to his pull side, but then he strarted driving the ball hard to right-center.”And the origin of the shoulder chip? Forsythe’s dad worked the power lines in Memphis, and money wasn’t plentiful. “There were three kids, so sometimes I’d be home because we couldn’t afford a baby-sitter,” he said.In the SEC Forsythe was a well-respected third baseman, but the glory went to Vanderbilt’s Pedro Alvarez, a slugger who went No. 2 in the draft. Forsythe went No. 46. “I guess you could say there was a rivalry there,” Van Horn said.Now Alvarez has drifted through Pittsburgh and Baltimore and is unsigned, having slipped down the ladder that Forsythe is still climbing.“College was fun,” Forsythe said. “You didn’t have all the technology. You’d have an idea what a guy’s out pitch was and what his (velocity) was, and that was it.”If second base was that simple the Dodgers would have solved it by now. They do sense that the new guy is no one-year wonder.
Bosnian tennis players Mirza Bašić, Aldin Šetkić and Tomislav Brkić qualified in the quarter finals of the ITF Futures tournament in Antalya, worth 10 000 Dollars.The first carrier in the second round, Bašić, won the Belgian Juliena Dubaila with 6:2, 6:4.In the match for the half finals, he will meet with the winner of the match Fermosel (Spain) – Dinaldson (USA).Aldin Šetkić and Tomislav Brkić played 2 matches.Šetkić, who is tournament carrier, won the French Maxim Tchoutakian with the result 6:3, 6:2 in the first round. Just several hours later, in the second round, he was better than Slovakian Filip Havaj, whom he beat with the result of 6:1, 6:2.In the match for placement in the half finals, he will play with the Swiss Michaelo Lammer.Tomislav Brkić, at the start of tournament won the German Maximilian Marterer with 6:4, 3:6, 6:3, as well as the local player Cem Ilkel with 6:3, 6:2.In the quarter finals, he will play against German Tim Nekic.(Source: Fena)
OCEANPORT – The New Jersey State Senate honored Monmouth Park, Dennis Drazin and all those involved in this year’s Aug. 2 William Haskell Invitational for their contributions in executing what Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) dubbed a “wonderful family day.”And it just may happen all over again in September. Monmouth Park is trying to arrange a $1M race, in addition to a lucrative multi-race bonus package, to lure American Pharoah’s owner, Ahmed Zayat to return the Triple Crown winner back to Oceanport in September.Drazin, horseman, Red Bank attorney and advisor to Monmouth Park who was the man behind getting American Pharoah here in the first place, has been trying since before the Haskell to get the horse here again, apparently.Drazin said if the horse is going to run in the Travers Stakes in Saratoga Aug. 29 he would need another race before the Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31 to stay in shape.“It would be convenient for his schedule” to have the Monmouth Park race,” Drazin said.There as been no word from the owners that the horse will run in the Tavers or at Monmouth Park, Drazin stressed.“We’re still following up on these efforts,” in trying to get American Pharoah back to Monmouth Park,” he continued. “But absolutely nothing is confirmed at this point.”A return performance would do a world of good for racing in the state, track, county and state officials agree, as well as hopefully have a cascading effect on open space according to the Monmouth County Conservation Foundation. Too many horse farms are being sold because of the low purses being offered in New Jersey, Conservation Foundation officials contend but, they add, political will can change that.American Pharoah’s appearance had a powerful economic impact on the county as well estimated to be $40M, tied with the Breeders Cup in 2007, or more.This year’s Haskell was the largest in Monmouth Park history, with a record-setting 60, 983 in attendance and a high mark of $20M in pari-mutuel wagering throughout the day. “With this year’s record Haskell Invitational, featuring a Triple Crown winner, Monmouth Park once again showed its economic importance for the region and state by drawing more than 60,000 spectators, a worldwide television audience and creating tens of millions of dollars in economic impact,” Kyrillos said. “The equestrian industry has a long and storied history in the Garden State, producing goods and services in excess of $710 million and providing tens of thousands of jobs, as well as generating significant revenue through racing and recreation.”Zayat has stressed he wants to run his horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31. A Triple Crown winner has never run in the race because it was established after the last Triple Crown winner and Pharoah broke a 37-year dry streak.The owner has expressed some interest in running the horse at the Travers Stakes but trainer Bob Baffert has expressed reluctance to do so, because his horses have not had a great record there. Either way, Monmouth Park wants him back, after Saratoga or in place of Saratoga but definitely before the Breeders Cup, which will mark American Pharoah’s official retirement from racing. He will then go out to stud.Sound unlikely he’ll return to Monmouth Park? Not according to track officials who say the Zayat family was extremely pleased with the way they handled the Haskell.And so were state senators.“Horse racing has a great tradition in New Jersey and this year’s Haskell Invitational was a showcase event that the state can be proud of,” said Senate President Stephen Sweeney.The Senate resolution similarly honors and congratulates Zayat Stables, the winning New Jersey stable that produced the 12th Triple Crown winner in history American Pharaoh, for their participation in the 48th renewal of the Haskell.“He could have raced anywhere in the country,” Beck explained. “Zayat Stables deserves a lot of credit.”“It was a lot of work for Drazin and his team to make this happen, and they did a perfect job,” said Beck. “I don’t think Monmouth Park has ever looked more beautiful. They managed the traffic well; there was barely any waiting, the concessions were great. People were mesmerized. It was one of a kind.”“It was impressive to be on the Senate floor and to have them say such wonderful things,” said Drazin, the Red Bank lawyer who played a pivotal role in organizing the monstrous event. “They are used to tremendous events like the Super Bowl, which was in New Jersey last year. To hear about what a wonderful job Monmouth Park did, it made us very proud.”While Drazin appreciates the Senate’s recognition for his Haskell work, he is largely focused on the long-term commitment the Senate spoke of.“They spoke of wanting to preserve horse racing and wanting to do more. They want to make sure Monmouth Park has enough revenue. Not only were we proud, but it gave the whole team encouragement about the future through their commitment,” he said.“There has to be a comprehensive, strategic effort to bring back horse racing,” said Beck, “but this shows what is possible.”The resolution “pays tribute to [Monmouth Park’s] meritorious history of service and leadership, and extends best wishes for its continued success,” and after an historic day for Monmouth Park, Monmouth County, and the State of New Jersey, it is hopeful that equestrian industry within the state can build off of this year’s record success.By John Burton and Dillon Stambaugh
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Wildcats wasted a chance to put some breathing room between them and the Vancouver Fusion.The Cats dropped a pair of one-goal games — both by 3-2 scores — to the Lower Mainland squad last weekend in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action in Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam. “The Wildcats dominated play against, out shooting Fusion 35-9, (but) again ending up on the losing side of the ledger,” said Kootenay head coach Mario DiBella after the Cats dominated play Sunday.Christina Bonacci and Katie Yuris, both of Trail, scored for the Cats Sunday. Saturday bus legs slowed the Kootenay start as the visitors fell behind 2-0.Hailey McLean put Kootenay on the scoreboard on a fine individual effort. But Vancouver restored the two-goal advantage.Late in the third Bonacci scored on a rebound to bring the Cats to within a goal. But the visitors were unable to find the equalizer. Kootenay finished the game again out shooting Fusion 29-12.The two wins allow Vancouver to leapfrog past Kootenay and into third spot in the BCFMHL standings.The two teams entered the two-game set tied with 16 points.Thompson-Okanagan Rockets lead the league with a 15-3-1 record.Fraser Valley Phantom hold down second spot.Kootenay resumes play Saturday, January 29 when the team plays host to Thompson-Okanagan Rockets at 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.The teams conclude the series Sunday, January 30 at 9 a.m. in the NDCC [email protected]
The British Columbia Hockey League has given Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Todd an honourable mention for the Gongshow Gear BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 13th.Todd, an 18 year-old native of Courtenay, BC, posted two wins last week against Merritt and Penticton, recording a .939 save percentage and 2.31 goals-against average. He was named first star in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Centennials.Since joining the Smoke Eaters from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in October, Todd has a record of 10-4, including a shutout January 25 at Nanaimo.Eight of Todd’s 10 victories in a Smoke Eater uniform have come at Cominco Arena, where he holds an 8-1 record.“Adam’s been real steady for us in goal since the holiday break,” said Smoke Eaters head coach/general manager Bill Birks.“He’s earned the right to start most of our recent games due to a strong work ethic and positive results and is a big reason we’re still in the hunt for a playoff spot.”Todd and the Smoke Eaters return to Cominco Arena on Saturday, March 2nd when they host the Penticton Vees. For ticket information, call (250) 368-5000.
Georgia Blazers basketball coach Nathaniel Patten, father of Edward Grimes, 19, popularly known as Trokon on Warren Street (Monrovia), who suffered an electric shock, along with his manager, Charles Swaray, last week Wednesday, are out of danger.“My son Trokon is back home,” Coach Patten told the Daily Observer last Friday. “He is doing fine.” The incident took place on last Wednesday, April 8, when Trokon attempted to remove live wires that had knocked his manager off, from his body and he was also knocked down.Swaray, according to a woman who only identified herself as his mother said, “I spoke to my son and he is doing fine.” Swaray was admitted at the S. D. Cooper Clinic while Trokon was admitted at the JFK Memorial Hospital. The Daily Observer learned that Swaray was still under observation last Friday, because he could not move two of his fingers.Coach Patten, who took Georgia Blazers to the last basketball championship, said, “When the incident happened and immediately I got the news I was sure that my son would be alright.” He said his faith as a Christian gave him the assurance that his son and his manager would be out of danger.“Trokon has been working with Swaray for the last four years,” Coach Patten said, “and they have been doing fine. Trokon is being taught as an electrician.”He explained that what happened last Wednesday was an accident. Swaray owns a generator for his cold water business, and it was during a process to connect some wires that he was knocked off, and became unconscious.When Trokon realized what had happened, additional information said he cut the power source of the generator, but did not realize that a nearby deep-freezer was still active, and according to Coach Patten it was when his son torched the freezer that he was knocked down and also lapsed into unconscious.He said because of being a dutiful son, the whole community prayed for his son, along with his manager. “I’m thankful to God that everything worked well,” Coach Patten told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer news Plea has established himself as a fine goal scorer in France’s Ligue 1 IN DEMAND But Spurs look to have pressed forward with their interest to get ahead in the race for Plea, with RMC claiming the north Londoners have submitted a formal bid worth around £23million (€26m) to Nice for Plea.Plea, capped at Under-21 level by France, scored 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 outfits last term, and he’s developed into one of the division’s most reliable goal scorers since joining Nice from Lyon – his first club – in summer 2014. LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets moving on REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tottenham have made a formal offer for Nice attacker Alassane Plea, according to reports.Plea, 25, was linked with a move to the Lilywhites earlier this week, though Borussia Monchengladbach of Germany were also named as suitors of his. targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer In total, Plea has scored 44 goals and created a further 23 in 135 appearances for the French Riviera club, helping them qualify for the 2017/18 Champions League – the first time Nice made it to the European Cup in 57 years. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM RANKED
Twitter launched its first sponsored promotion on @earlybird today, the official e-commerce account that ReadWriteWeb first reported on earlier this month. Followers of the account got a link retweeted for buy one get one free tickets to Disney’s new movie Sorcerer’s Apprentice.The contrast between this launch and the launch of Twitter’s other new advertising product, sponsored trending topics, is remarkable. It seems to send a clear message about @earlybird promotions: They are for weaker products that can’t handle the open public conversation of trending topics. That’s ok, it’s a good idea in fact – but that’s what seems to be happening. The first promotion that used sponsored trending topics was another Disney movie, Toy Story 3. When that promotion launched, we called it groundbreaking, because the promotional message appeared on a search result page side-by-side with whatever the public has to say about the product. Twitter explained that sponsored trends could only be purchased for subjects of existing widespread conversation among users. If a good number of people aren’t already talking about something, Twitter won’t sell you a conversation starter.With @earlybird deals it’s very different. And the choice of promotions seems symbolic.Toy Story 3 is a really good movie. People were talking about it and saying very favorable things. I went to see it because Michael Moore said it was great – and it was.Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a bad movie. It got terrible reviews from top reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s not the kind of thing you’d promote by drawing peoples’ attention to the public conversation about it. It’s the kind of thing you’d promote by giving buy one get one free tickets to it. It’s a good idea for Twitter to offer both kinds of advertising: a new, social media option like trending topics and an old-fashioned push broadcasting option. There’s a whole lot of money to be made in sponsored broadcasts on Twitter.We’ve asked Twitter’s communication team for its opinion about this theory and will update this post if we hear back.Update: Twitter’s Matt Graves wrote us in response to our inquiry and offered this: “We’ve gotten a lot of interest from advertisers in participating in the @earlybird program, which gives us the luxury of picking & choosing the types of deals we offer to @earlybird followers.“Quite simply, we are choosing offers where people with a strong affinity for a product get a rare shot at a great deal, and where brands benefit from the social excitement & awareness around a great offer.”I think that means he doesn’t agree with my theory. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#advertising#Analysis#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Timm Klose: Booze and smoking almost blew careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City defender Timm Klose admits he almost blew his chance of a pro career due to his lifestyle as a teenager.Klose says moving to Germany transformed his life.He recalled to his club’s TV channel: “When I was 13 I still didn’t know what I would do in my life and even though I came from a very healthy family, I encountered several problems. “I had many older friends who drank and smoked and I, despite being a bad idea, decided to follow them. I clearly dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and in those years I played in the Basel youth teams, but I also spent most of my time between alcohol and smoking. “I lived a parallel reality, I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. One night I almost had a heart attack lying on a bench in a park near the lake. I don’t remember where I was exactly. The next morning alone and it was a shock, only later, when I reached the age of 16, did I meet my wife and move to Nuremberg to find support of a mental coach that I still hear from today.”
These developments are welcomed news for the Administration, in light of industry stakeholders’ concerns that unless visitor harassment is decisively addressed, it could potentially erode brand Jamaica’s renown as a highly sought after destination of choice for tourists, and overshadow the sector’s record visitor arrivals and foreign exchange earnings. Story Highlights Mr. Bartlett says the positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor opinion surveys which show that 60 per cent of the tourists visiting Jamaica recently were satisfied with their experience. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit.These include training programmes and sensitization workshops for frontline industry representatives interacting directly with visitors; and heightened vigilance and patrols by resort security officers.Mr. Bartlett says the positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor opinion surveys which show that 60 per cent of the tourists visiting Jamaica recently were satisfied with their experience.“Also noteworthy is the fact that 42 per cent of our visitors are repeat guests. Our intention is for those numbers to be even higher as the visit should resonate so well with those who land on our soil, that they will unhesitatingly and consistently give us an A+ rating,” the Minister adds.The anti-visitor harassment measures are enabling guests to move around more freely, which contributed to Jamaica being recently voted the number one Caribbean destination and among the top 20 globally, by the highly respected American travel and restaurant website company, TripAdvisor, Inc.These developments are welcomed news for the Administration, in light of industry stakeholders’ concerns that unless visitor harassment is decisively addressed, it could potentially erode brand Jamaica’s renown as a highly sought after destination of choice for tourists, and overshadow the sector’s record visitor arrivals and foreign exchange earnings.While acknowledge the positive outturns emanating from the interventions, sector interests also urge that these be sustained and others introduced, so as to avoid the onset of complacency that could give rise to a resurgence in the prevalence of visitor harassment.It is a point which Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, emphasized while speaking with stakeholders during a recent tour of Falmouth, Trelawny.“A guest who doesn’t feel pressured is more likely to spend and interact. That guest is also more likely to come back with his or her family for a longer stay, which is a win-win (situation) for all of us,” he argued.Mr. Holness further emphasized the importance of training, noting that those who interact daily with visitors should be cognizant that “what we deem as normal” is not necessarily something that visitors are comfortable with.Training and certification are being facilitated by the Government through the newly established Jamaica Centre of Tourism.Additionally, the Falmouth Tour Guide Programme provides training designed to equip persons, deemed informal guides, with the skills and inputs that reposition them as official industry ambassadors.“It all boils down to the knowledge that the guest must at all times feel free to walk the streets without feeling pressured to buy anything. A happy guest will always be willing to spend and, most importantly, will go back and spread the good word (about their experience),” Mr. Holness stated.National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who also toured Falmouth recently, has high praises for persons trained under the Tour Guide Programme.“They are now some of our best guides (and) are positively contributing to our tourism product. This is the kind of transformation we need to see in all our resort towns,” he adds.Meanwhile, Minister Bartlett is emphasizing that destination assurance, resulting from the creation of a safe and comfortable environment for visitors, is crucial to the tourism industry’s ongoing expansion.He points out that Jamaica can proudly boast that tourism contributes to approximately 10 per cent of the national gross domestic product (GDP), and impacts sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, construction and entertainment.The Minister says most respondents to the JTB’s visitor opinion survey highlight Jamaica’s beauty and indicate that they are pleased with the facilities at their disposal.He, however, notes their discomfort with the assertive approach displayed towards them by persons with whom they interact while walking on the streets, arguing that with the threat of harassment, visitor spending decreases, “and so do our earnings.”“It is our goal (to ensure) that visitors who step on our soil will feel a sense of peace of mind. This will allow them to traverse the nooks and crannies of the island and experience the rich taste of our culture and the many unique and diverse offerings,” Mr. Bartlett says.
This is it for the Ohio State seniors. On Saturday, they’ll walk into Ohio Stadium gladiators – warriors at the top of their form – ready for perhaps their biggest battle against their most hated enemy. But when they walk out, their careers will be over. There will be no lingering in the sunset of a career, no choice to return for one more season, no resurrection from retirement. They will exit stage right – most of them never to play a meaningful down again – and take their place in history. This senior class has already had most of their history written for them, though. It’s filled with the trials of a turbulent program, a deep-cutting scandal that rocked the team and its supporters to the core and a revolving door of three head coaches in four years. Ten or 20 years from now, those looking back at this period will remember the program’s troubles more than its triumphs. Saturday is an opportunity for the troubled group though. It’s an opportunity for them to control part of their legacy and carve out their own place in the OSU history books instead of having it defined for them. Only nine Buckeye football teams have gone undefeated in the program’s history. Michigan – and only Michigan – stands in the way of this team becoming the 10th. It’s remarkable when you think about it. In 2011 the then-juniors contributed to a team that went 6-7 and lost to Michigan for the first time since 2003. When a postseason ban robbed the group of a bright-lights bowl game in their final year, it would have been easy to throw in the towel. Yet again, factors beyond their control were dictating their future and their place in OSU history. A new coach, who undoubtedly had his gaze transfixed on the future more than the present, had no reason to hold any loyalty for them. The bowl ban meant that the most important aspect of 2012 season quickly became how it would set up the 2013 team. The 2012 team – and its seniors – would be lost in the transition. But somehow, this team became something. It’s on the brink of something great. Sure, the Big Ten is weak this year and sure the out-of-conference schedule was even weaker, but as Kansas State and Oregon proved last Saturday, going undefeated is no picnic, regardless of the opponent. This Buckeye team isn’t dominating. It doesn’t overpower many opponents and the defense (though it has improved lately) is one of the weakest in recent memory. But they keep winning. Often ugly. Often barely. But winning nonetheless. A win Saturday completes the job. It makes the team that everyone was ready to forget memorable. It will spark an endless wonder of “What could have been if they were eligible?” The stakes are high. Lose Saturday and most of it goes down the drain. For the first time in a long time, it all really does comes down to Michigan and that’s what makes this Saturday’s game special. It’s been a long time since there was so much on the line for a Michigan game. The Rich Rodriquez era at Michigan was not kind to the rivalry and neither was a 6-6 Buckeye team last year. Even in years where both teams came into The Game highly ranked, there was always bowl positioning and conference championships at stake. During the years of the legendary Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, there was still the Rose Bowl. For the Buckeyes this year, there’s none of it. Only Michigan. “This is what it all comes down to – playing Michigan,” said little-known senior wide receiver Taylor Rice, whose career will surely end after this game. “Winning or losing. This is what determines the outcome of our season … It’s been a great season but this is what really counts. This is what our season comes down to. This is our Super Bowl.” The Game carries the prize of remembrance and the spoil of irrelevance – especially for the seniors. “We’re forever indebted to (the seniors) because they didn’t have to do what they did,” said coach Urban Meyer. That’s true. Their leadership helped put a broken program back together and leave it in a position to compete at the highest level of college football for years to come. But The Game Saturday is a chance to leave something for themselves – a history that’s worth remembering.
Photo illustration by Mark BatkeImagine not being able to say whatever you want on Twitter because one bad tweet will make headlines all over. That’s often the case for student athletes when it comes to social media, and it’s particularly true for Twitter.In 2009, Texas Tech University linebacker Marlon Williams decided not to keep his comments to himself when he tweeted about his coach being late to a team meeting.“Wondering why I’m still in this meeting room when the head coach can’t even be on time to his own meeting,” Williams tweeted.Williams’ tweet and account were deleted soon after.In 2011, then-Western Kentucky University and current Tennessee Titans running back Antonio Andrews had something to say to the fans of WKU.“One thing I can say bout #UKfans is they loyal. No matter how sorry they team is they always support them. Can’t say that bout #WKUfans smh,” Andrews tweeted.Andrews was sidelined the following game.Finally in 2012, Ohio State’s very own quarterback, Cardale Jones, then a freshman, made headlines for his controversial tweet about his opinion on attending classes and playing football.“Why should we have to go to class if we have came to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL classes are pointless,” Jones tweeted.Shortly after, Jones’ tweet and his Twitter account were deleted, but the tweet was already captured by many.Student athletes become the face of their school whether they like it or not. They are obligated to represent their university in everything they do, including the tweets they create on Twitter. Any and everything they say will be judged by many.“It’s tough knowing that everything you do is watched pretty closely because I’m doing the same stuff I’ve always done. It’s just now people actually care what I do,” former Texas A&M quarterback and current Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said to USA Today in January of 2013.Being a student athlete is not always easy. Yes, they might get the perks of having thousands of Twitter followers, but someone is always watching to make one simple tweet into headlines across the globe. Therefore, ask yourself, “Do I really wish to be Cardale Jones and have thousands of followers that watch my every move?” Some might say yes and some might say no, but I personally would rather stay as the average student whose tweets do not make headlines.
Ohio State redshirt junior Bo Jordan (center) celebrates after defeating Cornell’s Brian Realbuto (left) 11-7 to advance to his first NCAA Championship. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsST. LOUIS — After two days of wrestling, two Buckeye wrestlers remain alive in their hopes of winning an NCAA championship: junior Kyle Snyder and redshirt junior Bo Jordan.Snyder is making his third appearance in the NCAA finals having won one previously, while Bo Jordan is making his first appearance in the match.Both Buckeyes faced a large degree of difficulty to enter the finals. Jordan had to come from behind in the semifinals against the only opponent to hand him a loss this season – Cornell’s Brian Realbuto. Snyder is battling a rib injury, but it hasn’t seemed to slow down the reigning Olympic and world champion.To seal his victory in the 174 semifinals, Jordan employed a move reminiscent of a somersault to counter Realbuto in the closing seconds against Realbuto to tally a takedown and near fall points, giving him an 11-7 lead that would take him to the finals.Jordan will take on a familiar foe in the finals: Penn State’s Mark Hall. Jordan beat Hall 6-4 in overtime at the Big Ten Championships on March 5 to seal his title win.Jordan said he still remembers the move that earned him the win, but isn’t sure exactly how he did it.“Honestly, I don’t know,” Jordan said. “I knew he was going to go mixer when I came to my feet, so i was kind of expecting it. But, for whatever reason, I just landed on top, which was nice, and I was able to get back points out of it.”Snyder’s injury was apparent in his quarterfinals matchup against Penn State’s Michael Kroells, especially by Snyder’s lack of scoring in the third period of that match.However, battling Duke’s Jacob Kasper in the semifinals, the injury didn’t seem to bother Snyder.“I felt pretty good. I got shots after the 165 match,” Snyder said about his matchup with Kasper. “I felt it crunching a little bit. I could hear it. But I didn’t feel the pain because of the shots.”Kasper had called Snyder out earlier in the season, and that seemed to be at least partially on Snyder’s mind as he won 19-6.“I was excited to wrestle him because I heard about some of the stuff he said, seemed a little arrogant to me,” Snyder said. “And I was hoping he would back it up. But not too much.”Snyder will also face the same foe he took on at the Big Ten Championships: Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery. Snyder beat Medbery 7-5 on March 5, but Medbery was able to get a last second takedown to make the score close.As a team, the Buckeyes sit in second place with 89 points, behind only Penn State at 121.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Premier salutes FortisTCI on round the clock work to restore electricity and visits 14 resorts after June 4 black out Related Items:crude oil, FORTIStci, gas prices, malike cummings, OPEC Editorial: Listen to your Mama Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Jan 2015 -Significant price differences in the cost of fuel at our gas stations are raising concern in The Turks and Caicos; some fuel pumps are offering gas by the gallon for pennies under six dollars; while others are well over that six dollar price; one writer put a figure at $6.21. The writer adding in that letter to Magnetic Media, that the gap between the US price for fuel and the local price seems way too wide. The big buzz is how radically reduced costs are for oil by the barrel; falling to 2009 figures due to OPEC charges, over-supply and low demand globally. Crude oil prices are reported between $48 and $50 today; and those big dips will fall even further. We called Energy Commissioner of the TCI, Malike Cummings about the disparity; he again told us there is still no legislation to control what service stations do with their pricing at the pumps but that the upcoming budget year may see that changed. “As related to the gas stations, we do not have the legislation in placed to actually regulate prices. So that has been a challenge but we are looking forward to having those regulations in place.” The motoring public is therefore at the mercy of the conscience of the gas station owners. Mr. Cummings explained that he has met with some fuel station owners where there has been little to no movement in the cost per gallon of gas only to be told the shipment of the fuel here is why the change is slight. “There is a lag between the price you see at the world crude oil prices, and the price you will see here because that’s crude oil, it has to be refined so there is a supply chain and logistics and time lag we have to cater for. So typically we are about a few months behind what you will see in the US.” Later we focus on Mr. Cummings remarks’ about the changes in costs by Fortis TCI, the nation’s power supplier. FortisTCI ready for the building boom and consumer demand for electricity; plans in place and new ones coming says CEO
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama residents are today begged to rush storm preparations or to evacuate residences which may not be able to stand up in the rains and winds of the remnants of Emily. Tropical Storm Emily formed this morning over West Florida and already there is a state of emergency in effect for areas like Tampa Bay.Grand Bahama Minister, Kwasi Thompson a short while ago led a press conference in Freeport to issue warning to the storm weary island. “It is not anticipated that there will be a direct hit of the storm on Grand Bahama but there will be some bad weather…. it will be a very heavy rain event.”Minister Thompson said the Office of the PM in Grand Bahama with NEMA and other agencies are monitoring the storm. Many homes are still in disrepair following the pounding by Hurricane Matthew last October.Meteorologist, Kirk James said it is the size of the storm system with the rain and flooding which makes officials most concerned. The heavy rainfall will greatly diminish visibility, waterspout activity remains heightened, boaters and mariners are cautioned and thunderstorm activity is expected.At this hour, Tropical Storm Emily is 35mls WSW of Tampa, Fl with 45mph winds. TS Emily is expected to be downgraded tonight and the real concern is the rain event Emily is expected to be.Up to an 1 1/2 inches of rain is forecast for Grand Bahama and storm shelters information will come later today. Transportation is being considered for those who may not be able to get to shelters.Tammi Mitchell, Deputy Co-chair of the Disaster Consultative Committee and NEMA supplies officer in Freeport recommended that residents remain tuned in to local media; these she said will have Grand Bahama specific info for residents. Mitchell’s input included shelter mobilisation information.Pakesia Edgecombe, MP for West End and Bimini advised residents to be their brothers’ keepers… to check on those within communities who are most vulnerable.Even now construction is happening at the Fishing Hole Road for a bridge to end flood concerns and aide continues for residents with property damage from Matthew. August is the start of the more vigorous part of storm season; the Atlantic Hurricane season lasts until Nov 30.#MagneticMediaNews#stormbatteredGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #stormbatteredGrandBahama
Little Saigon Stories: Final Installation & Community Events KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Little Saigon Stories” is a visual story-telling project facilitated by the Media Arts Center San Diego, in collaboration with the AjA Project, Little Saigon Foundation and El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association.The final public exhibition will take place with a full-day of free events in San Diego’s Little Saigon District on El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights on Saturday, April 27, according to Rizzhel Javier, with the AjA Project.The event will include a pop-up art gallery, food crawl of local restaurants, guided walking tours, Vietnamese games and a “PostSecret” postcard writing street team in partnership with the San Diego Museum of Man.Little Saigon Stories was designed as a platform for youth to capture, preserve and share the first-hand accounts of inter-generational members of the Vietnamese-American community, according to founders. April 26, 2019 Updated: 12:06 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 26, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter