Ohio State wrestling ready for Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational

Members of the OSU wrestling team stand near the team bench during a match against Kent State on Nov. 13. OSU won, 38-3.Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For The LanternAfter taking down then-No. 9 Virginia on the road with a convincing 30-7 victory, Ohio State wrestling is set to take its 4-1 record to Las Vegas.The seventh-ranked Buckeyes are set to compete in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.There are 39 teams competing in the competition from across the country and 11 of them are ranked in the top-25 of the USA Today/National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.OSU will likely be competing with heavy hearts after the death of former teammate Kosta Karageorge, whose body was found near campus Sunday afternoon after he was reported missing last Wednesday.In an email to The Lantern, coach Tom Ryan said the team is dealing with Karageorge’s passing emotionally and it still needs time for healing.But Ryan said despite the tragedy, the team will keep a solid attitude and learn a lot about its make up in Las Vegas.“We will be challenged by several schools. Minnesota has a full lineup and will be our biggest challenge,” Ryan said. “Most importantly are the individual matchups that occur. We will face many tough opponents at various weight classes that will be a great barometer for us. Plenty to be learned out here.”Minnesota (5-0) is ranked No. 2 and boasts top-20 wrestlers in eight of 10 weight classes, including top-ranked 197-pound competitor Scott Schiller, a senior from West Fargo, N.D.The Buckeyes are confident they can still compete at a high level even with their minds on things outside the sport. Freshman Kyle Snyder said the team did a great job of pulling off its road victory against Virginia after a tough loss to Virginia Tech on Nov. 23.“I was really impressed with how quickly the guys on the team were able to put the (Virginia Tech) loss behind and focus on competing against Virginia,” Snyder said in an email. “Sometimes it’s hard bouncing back from a loss or wrestling after you’re frustrated with a previous performance.”Snyder continued his impressive freshman season with a 20-6 victory against Virginia’s freshman Chance McClure to improve to 8-0. At 197 pounds, Snyder could face the toughest test of the young season against Schiller if the seeding allows for the matchup.Ryan said Snyder is one of the most committed student-athletes he’s ever coached and his attitude is “contagious” and rubs off on the others.“He is relentless in all that he does with a deep-rooted passion to be his very best,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to be around people that take pride in being prepared every day for any challenge.”Three-time national champion Logan Stieber will be competing for the Buckeyes at 141 pounds. Stieber improved his career record to 95-3 after pinning 9th-ranked Joe Spisak in Charlottesville, Va.Big Ten opponents Indiana and Michigan will also be competing this weekend. Ryan said each chance at facing top competition gives OSU an opportunity to grow as a team.“The college wrestling season is a marathon,” Ryan said. “It’s early still. As the season progresses every match is a chance to sharpen each athlete.”Start times for the invitational have yet to be announced. read more

Henderson praises Lallana for big things

first_imgThe Liverpool footballer has returned to full fitness and he is tipped to have a positive impact on both his country and his club30-year-old Adam Lallana joined English Premier League club Liverpool in 2014.He has scored 17 goals in 101 matches played with the Reds.But a thigh problem left him out of Liverpool’s seven games in 23 days.Now that’s he’s back to full fitness, he’s being tipped for big things.“He is such a big talent – not so long ago he was England’s player of the year,” said Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson to the club’s official website.“He is a massive player. I feel that we have missed him, both with Liverpool and with England.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s exciting for me to know that when he comes back in, he can take us forward even more. He can help us get better and I am excited for Liverpool and England for him to get back playing football and to show everyone what he is capable of,” he added.“There’s not many players that play like Adam. He is unique in that way, how he links the play. He’s so good on the ball, he’s got a great work ethic and he still does the defensive work.”“We have missed him in the sense of what he brings to the team. It would have been a boost to have had him at the World Cup. And for Liverpool too,” he explained.Passing, long range shooting, dribbling, close control and sauce – Adam Lallana in 13/14 had it all. pic.twitter.com/QIeh9zcSQJ— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) October 13, 2018last_img read more

Alaska Governor Wants Law To Limit OilWealth Fund Draws

first_imgThe House budget also proposed taking about $700 million from a state savings account to help fill the deficit but fell short of the level of support needed to tap that fund. Walker said he was “not uncomfortable” with the dividend amount proposed by the House. House leaders believe other measures, such as a broad-based tax and changes to oil taxes, should be part of an overall fiscal plan. The Senate rejected an income tax last year and has been lukewarm to revisiting oil taxes, maintaining that the deficit can be managed with fiscal discipline. “We will evaluate that at the end of the process,” he said. The House proposal would set the dividend at $1,600 per person, compared to an estimated $2,650 had the formula been followed. The Senate has yet to propose its version. House Speaker Bryce Edgmon said there have been preliminary discussions with Walker’s administration on the Legislature’s remaining work. The session is scheduled to end in less than two weeks, but Edgmon said lawmakers probably will need more time. Some use of permanent fund earnings is widely seen as necessary to help fill the budget hole. Walker and legislative leaders have envisioned some type of draw based on an average of the fund’s market value, versus just taking cash out without parameters. On Tuesday, House leaders were noncommittal about Walker’s proposal to set a draw limit in law. In a newsletter Monday, Walker said a draw limit “must be binding in law.” He also said need for government services or an aversion to taxes cannot be allowed to eliminate future dividend funding, and called for an “unbreakable floor” for dividend amounts. Rep. Neal Foster, a Democrat from Nome, said he doesn’t see that as a must-have for ending the session, “under the current circumstances, without a full fiscal plan and so forth.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker favors a law to limit how much lawmakers can pull from the earnings of Alaska’s oil-wealth fund to pay for state government and yearly checks to residents. Traditionally, dividends have been paid with fund earnings, based on a calculation set in law. But that formula has been ignored the last two years, and dividends capped, amid legislative gridlock over how best to fill the deficit. But the House majority, composed largely of Democrats, and the GOP-led Senate have disagreed on what additional actions need to be taken. The amount was based on a draw equal to 5.25 percent of the fund’s average market value over the prior five years, according to the House majority. House Finance Committee Co-Chair Paul Seaton called that level of draw “sustainable on a short-time basis.” The House, as part of the operating budget it passed for the coming fiscal year, proposed taking $1.7 billion from fund earnings to help cover government costs and another $1 billion for the annual dividend check Alaskans receive from the oil-wealth fund. The two versions of the budget are typically reconciled between House and Senate negotiators. Walker told reporters Tuesday that a lack of such a structure could be risky for the fund’s sustainability. He would not say whether he would he would approve a budget that relies on a limited draw from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings if a law making a structured draw permanent isn’t passed.last_img read more

HEA Has DeEnergized Transmission Tie Line Due To Swan Lake Fire

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association, working in coordination with fire managers, on the Swan Lake Fire, has de-energized the 115,000-volt Transmission Tie Line that connects Bradley Lake Hydroelectric facility to the rest of the railbelt utilities. Shelley: “We did that to allow the fire teams to work in and around that line. I know in cooperation with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge they’ve allowed us to go in there and clear that line and knock some stuff down hopefully to protect the line.”  Bruce Shelley with HEA: “That is the tie line between Anchorage and the rest of the railbelt in the Peninsula. What this means is that we do not have electrons running between Bradley Hydro and Anchorage right now.”  Homer Electric has been in communication with railbelt utilities and ensure that this action will not affect consumer power on the Kenai Peninsula or points north.center_img The request was made by fire managers to de-energize the transmission line that connects Bradley Lake Hydroelectric facility to the rest of the Railbelt utilities. The tie line is a 68 mile long, 115 kV transmission line from the Bradley Lake Power plant to a  substation near HEA’s existing Soldotna substation.last_img read more

Facebook suspends Russiabacked pages targeting millennials

first_img Tags Share your voice Facebook has reportedly suspended three popular video pages designed to appeal to millennials after discovering the pages were backed by the Russian government. The pages, which Facebook suspended Friday, are run by Maffick Media, whose majority stakeholder is Ruptly, a subsidiary of Russia-backed RT, CNN reports. Facebook plans to contact the people running the pages and ask them to disclose their affiliations to get their pages back, CNN said. The move is unusual for Facebook, as it doesn’t require users to provide information about parent companies. But in an effort in increase transparency on the platform, Facebook has taken aggressive steps to identify covert government-supported information on its service. With more than 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook has been under pressure to reduce disinformation, hate speech and inauthentic behavior on the site. In 2017, the tech firm revealed it found evidence that Russians used the social network to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election and sow discord among Americans. Since then, Facebook has pulled down hundreds of accounts including some tied to influence campaigns by Iran. Facebook said that users shouldn’t be misled about who’s behind the pages they connect with. “Just as we’ve stepped up our enforcement of coordinated inauthentic behavior and financially motivated spam over the past year, we’ll continue improving so people can get more information about the Pages they follow,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement. “For example, we’re now rolling out in phases an update to Pages with large audiences to include information about the primary countries they’re managed from. “Since this feature isn’t live yet for all, we’ll be reaching out to admins of these Pages to ask that they disclose this additional information and their affiliation with their parent company to get back on the platform,” Facebook said Maffick Media denied breaking Facebook’s rules. “We did not violate any of Facebook’s policies whatsoever. None of our content promotes disinformation or fake news,” the company said in a statement to its website Sunday. Disinformation has long been a part of Russia’s foreign policy strategy, and social media has allowed the trolling effort to expand on a viral scale. US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that these campaigns will continue in the future. The pages, which focused on current events, history and the environment, collected more than 30 million views since September, CNN reported. Originally published at 1:25 p.m. PT Updated at 3:15 p.m. with Facebook statement. Facebook Comments Internet Tech Industry 2last_img read more

Karnataka woman chops off neighbours ear over drinking water dispute

first_img[Representational Image]ReutersIn a freak incident, a woman’s ears were chopped off by her neighbour over an argument regarding drinking water allowance from a common water tank in Karnataka. The incident took place at Bangarpet in Kolar district on May 9 when 40-year-old Indrani was attacked by five people, including her neighbour Yashodamma.The victim is a resident of Kadarigana Koppa village. She was returning home from her cattle shed when Yashodamma, Shashi, Basavarajappa, Santosh and Hosarayappa attacked her. The accused slashed her ears with a blade.According to reports, Indrani had gone to fetch water from the public cistern in the village on May 7 when Yashodamma was also acquiring water from the tank. The village rules permit every person to carry four pots of water for their use. Indrani accused Yashodamma of procuring more pots of water, claiming that she had already collected eight pots of water. This incident led to the squabble between the neighbours and Yashodamma threw away Indrani’s pots.An infuriated Yashodamma retaliated and attacked her when Indrani was returning from the cowshed on May 9. The victim was rescued by her husband Raghupati, who came after listening to her cries for help. It is alleged that the accused’s husband, Hosarayappa, also assaulted the victim.Indrani was taken to Bethamangala PHC where she was given preliminary medical aid. However, since the damage was severe, she was rushed to SNR Hospital in Kolar where the doctors conducted a minor surgery and sutured both her ears, reports TOI.The Bethamangala police have filed an FIR and arrested five people. According to reports, this is the first FIR filed at the police station since 1943.last_img read more

WATCH US Mayors Travel To Border To Demand Family Reunification

first_img Share Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near a holding facility for immigrant children on Texas’ border with Mexico to call for the immediate reunification of immigrant children with their families.Trump has ordered a halt to the separation minors from families that are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. But concerns persisted Thursday about the emotional trauma inflicted on immigrant children under President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal border crossings.New York City’s Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti and Democratic mayors from new Mexico’s three most populous cities were among those who gathered near the facility on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas.Santa Fe, N.M. Mayor Alan Webber said the president’s zero-tolerance approach to illegal border crossings has traumatized children and remains a humanitarian threat.“You can’t backpedal on the damage you have already done to all of those children,” Webber said. “The fact that, at least for the moment, Trump has gotten a little less inhumane hardly solves the problem.”In the face of worldwide outrage, Trump on Wednesday reversed a policy that has already separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.In Washington D.C., the House of Representative prepared to vote Thursday on a Republican immigration bill. Trump suggested that any measure that is approved by the House would be doomed in the Senate anyway.last_img read more

Lou Schwartz CEO UUX Total Media Networks the o

first_imgLou Schwartz, CEO, UUXTotal Media Networks, the owner of South American OTT service Totalmovie, has merged with OTT Networks to launch a white label internet TV-as-a-service firm called UUX. With the launch, Totalmovie will wind down its operations as a customer-facing service, with UUX aiming to instead sign deals with mobile and fixed line operators to power their branded video offerings.UUX is incorporated in the UK with offices in London, Madrid, Miami, Mexico and Sao Paulo – with the company looking to position itself as a global player, operating across Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, as well as Latin America.Speaking to DTVE, UUX CEO Lou Schwartz said that “the business objective of UUX is to leverage all the experience that Totalmovie had in marketing a retail service, but white-labelling that entire solution, including connected device content and some of the professional and specialised services, to offer a branded service to particularly mobile operators.”Schwartz, who was formerly CEO of the Americas for Kit Digital (now Piksel), said  “Totalmovie was principally a retail service. For the most part we will abandon our retail strategy and take on a wholesale approach by leveraging the elements of Totalmovie, but as a white label service that can be resold to the wholesale market. We want to be the brand behind the brand now.”Discussing the transition from Totalmovie to UUX, Schwartz said the reason for winding down Totalmovie as a customer-focused service “wasn’t the brand, it wasn’t the infrastructure, it was simply billing”.“The challenge to bill a retail customer in Latin America is significant. They have a very low penetration rate for credit card billing, so where we had two million active subscribers, many of them churned out because we weren’t able to bill. This was the impetus for shifting our focus from b2c to b2b and being able to bill directly through the mobile carriers who have pre-existing relationships with their subscribers,” said Schwartz.The UUX cloud streaming platform will support live and catch-up TV and video-on-demand content across all internet connected devices and screens.UUX said it provides the capacity to manage and support “hundreds of millions of daily Internet connected device interactions for a growing market of 2 billion addressable internet television subscribers.”last_img read more