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first_img Tags: Hassan WasswatopUganda Cranes Hassan Wasswa (left) is optimistic the Cranes will overcome Lesotho on Tuesday (file photo)2019 AFCON Qualifier-Group LLesotho vs UgandaSetsoto Stadium, MaseruTuesday, 16-10-2018 @07:00pmMASERU – After their superb victory on Saturday, vice captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda is optimistic that the Uganda cranes are going to do a double over Lesotho.During an interview with the press on Monday, Mawanda assured the nation that the players arrived safely and everyone is ready to face Lesotho.“We reached safe in Maseru and the boys are set to face Lesotho come Tuesday and we are going to win the game, said Mawanda.The dread locked player who features for an Egyptian side Tala’a El-Gaish also said that the boys are set to put up fight so that they can qualify and go back to AFCON come next year in Cameroon.“Our biggest target now is to represent our country in the Nations cup in Cameroon so we are going to put up a fight to see that we win the match on Tuesday, continued the former SC Villa and KCCA player.Uganda defeated Lesotho 3-0 in the first leg at the Mandela Stadium through Emmanuel Okwi’s brace and a Farouck Miya penalty.The Cranes lead Group L with seven points while Lesotho are third with two.The players in Maseru:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Dennis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait),  Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda),Forwards: Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt).Comments last_img read more

first_imgWestern media reports on the Garissa University College attacks in Kenya, where 148 students were killed by al-Shabaab militants, have been sparse. Social media users have been vocal about their outrage at the “complicit silence” regarding what the Pope called “senseless brutality”. Kenyans held a vigil for the 148 students who were killed at the Garissa University College shootings last week. The international community and media have not been very supportive of Kenya according to some observers. (Image: Twitter)• South African cartoonists respond to Charlie Hebdo attack • South African government condemns terrorist attack in France• Research reveals Kenyan, Nigerian views of South Africa• Meet Heshan de Silva, Kenya’s 25-year-old dollar multimillionaire Shamin ChibbaObservers around the world are disappointed with the world’s media and the international community for the sparse support it has given to the 148 students who were killed by al-Shabaab at Garissa University College in Kenya on Thursday, 2 April.Compared to the media’s overwhelming reaction when 12 people were killed in the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris on 7 January, observers say the incident in Kenya has hardly been noticed.Facebook user Jean Gilles St Armand said the world ignored atrocities that took place in Africa. “When there is an attack in Europe, the whole world is shocked and asking for a rally in solidarity with the victims in less than 24 hours by posting this and that: ‘Je suis Charlie; nous sommes Charlie etc…’ When there is an attack in Africa, the whole world is being silent and passive as they are watching a football match.”In his blog post, “Most people won’t share this… because African lives don’t matter!”, British writer and presenter Antoine Allen lamented that the West would neither acknowledge nor seek retribution for the killings. “There will be no foreign leaders’ photo opportunity or Je suis… hashtag. Most newspapers won’t run their tragic deaths on any front page.”He quoted Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek when explaining the Western reaction to non-western deaths:“Over the last decade, 4-million people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo – mostly political killings. Time magazine ran a cover story in 2006, titled The Deadliest War in the World, chronicling this state of affairs. But there was no uproar, no one took up on it. Comparatively, the death of a West Bank Palestinian child, not to mention an Israeli or an American, is mediatically worth thousands of times more than the death of a nameless Congolese… and yet the US media reproaches the public in foreign countries for not displaying enough sympathy for the victims of the 9/11 attacks.”On Australian radio station SBS, the chairman of the Kenyan Association of New South Wales, Paul Ogunah, said he would like to see world leaders show their solidarity with the Kenyans the same way they did with the French when Charlie Hebdo was attacked.“It seems as if the issue is more or less Kenyan-based as opposed to international. Yet Kenya is just a part of the international community and this issue of terrorism knows no boundaries. So when things come like this, we expect the international community to rally to support, whether it is finance or intelligence. And it’s got to be overt rather than putting a slight voice to it.”Twitter eruptingA day after the attacks, on 3 April, Twitter users criticised the media for the lack of coverage:12 ppl died in #CharlieHebdo & d world Paused. Garissa attack claimed 147 ppl but lil coverage. #AfricanLivesMatter— Yeezi (@eromzy) April 3, 2015Right about now God must just come back!! This is one of the saddest days of my life. #KenyaAttack #Garissa— FoundWally (@Truthissimply) April 3, 2015Can’t get over the limited amount of media attention for #GarissaAttack compared to similar attacks in USA/Europe. Scary reality #Garissa— Sanne Meijer (@sadubbelne) April 3, 2015The idea that some lives matter less is the greatest injustice of this world Where is the media outrage for #Garissa— Mistress Pie (@MistressPie) April 3, 2015When #CharlieHebdo went down,the world stood up for them. When #Garissa went down, the world forgot its feet.— Augustus Otu (@AugustusOtu) April 3, 2015148+ Human Lives were extinguished today. Where is the media coverage and public outcry for #Garissa— Deano!!! (@ryan_dean_) April 3, 2015148 people have died, why is no one talking about #Garissa?! If that happened in the UK there would be national outcry right now— Natalie (@PineappleNat) April 3, 2015However, since the Twitterverse erupted with such comments, media have stepped up their coverage of the incident. Kenyan news website Daily Nation reported that major news outlets such as Reuters, CNN and Al Jazeera have been covering the tragedy from day one. And the hashtag #148notjustanumber is gaining traction on Twitter, with Kenyans intent on commemorating each victim.#147notjustanumber TweetsWorld leaders’ reactionsUS President Barack Obama said he would join the world in mourning the deaths of the students. Kenya would not be shaped by such terrorist attacks but by determined students such as those who were killed, he added. “We will stand hand-in-hand with the Kenyan Government and people against the scourge of terrorism and in their efforts to bring communities together. This much is clear: the future of Kenya will not be defined by violence and terror; it will be shaped by young people like those at Garissa University College – by their talents, their hopes, and their achievements.”Obama has assured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that he will still visit Kenya in July despite the attack.During a Good Friday service, Pope Francis condemned the attacks on the students, saying “complicit silence” made it easy for Christians not just in Kenya but around the world to be persecuted. In a telegram to the Archbishop of Nairobi, the pontiff expressed his deep sadness at the attacks and described it as senseless brutality.last_img read more

first_imgKenneth Tshabalala believes investing time in your students is the key to them succeeding. (Image: UCT)Two inspirational science teachers received the Stella Clark Teachers’ Award at a ceremony held at the University of Cape Town (UCT), during which their former pupils elaborated on the significant role their mentors had played in their lives.Kenneth Tshabalala from Lesiba Secondary School in Daveyton, Gauteng, and David de Storie from Harold Cressy High School, in central Cape Town, were this year’s joint winners.Both have previously been recognised by their respective provincial education authorities for achieving 100% pass rates, but the Stella Clark Teachers’ Award has special meaning for the veteran teachers because it’s their former pupils who put them forward.At the ceremony, vice-chancellor Max Price said the number of nominations that came in made the selection committee’s job hard and provided insight into the many hurdles that teachers and learners faced on a daily basis.He said this annual award acknowledged the work of these talented teachers as the “unsung heroes” who went beyond the call of duty to motivate and inspire their learners.Stella Clark was an exceptional lecturer in theCentre for Higher Education Development (CHED). After her death in March 2005, family and friends set up the award in her memory to acknowledge her many years of dedicated service teaching students from educationally disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape and at UCT.INVESTING TIMETshabalala, who has won an award from the Department of Education in Gauteng for the past four years, said the secret of his success was “investing time”. “I teach in the mornings, I teach during the periods, I teach in the afternoons. On Saturdays and Sundays, I am there. I arrive the earliest and leave the latest. I don’t take my learners for granted.”Another of his techniques was to encourage the students to get involved in teaching each other as a way of bedding down their knowledge. “Knowledge sharing is powerful,” is his motto.De Storie said the award was “unexpected” but an honour for the profession and his school. He stressed the importance of helping learners find their inner motivation and connect the concrete with the abstract, the practical with theory, and the known with the unknown.David de Storie stressed the importance of helping learners find their inner motivation and connect the concrete with the abstract, the practical with theory, and the known with the unknown. (Image: UCT)He believes in “intrinsic motivation” which allowed learners to “master the subject, the world and themselves”.MOTIVATING WORDSAt the start of each academic year, Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) invites students to nominate high school teachers whom they believe helped make it possible for them to pursue their dream of getting to UCT. The two winning nominations this year were from Yameen Motala, a first-year BSocSci student who matriculated at Harold Cressy, and Blessed Ngwenya, a first-year BSc student who completed his schooling at Lesiba High School.About his former teacher, Ngwenya said: “Despite the multiple roles that he has to play in the system of the school (Tshabalala is also the deputy head of the school), he never fails his learners.“He is an educator, a father, friend, leader, guide and an inspiration to the youth. Personally, he has taught me a lot, along with my fellow [school] mates and, as such, he has made me a better person in society, which is why I believe he deserves recognition.“Mr Tshabalala is the reason why I managed to get a good distinction for physical science and the rest of my subjects. It was his motivation and wise words that kept us going as a class. When we were depressed, for example after a tough test, he was always there to cheer us up and remind us that failure should not act as a source of discouragement but should serve as a stimulus for success.“Due to the fact that most of us were from disadvantaged backgrounds, he even spent his own money buying us food every time we worked until late (especially on weekends) and for that, I will always appreciate his presence in the education system.“I’m very grateful to have found a teacher like him at high school because if it weren’t for him, due to lack of resources and proper information, I wouldn’t have made it to UCT.”ORAL HISTORYTo compile his motivation, Yameen Motala came away with an inspirational story and a 4500-word oral history on a man who was not his subject teacher, but who had stood out and provided him with guidance.“On finding out about the Stella Clark Teachers’ Award, [David de Storie’s] name immediately came to mind. Before I went ahead with this letter, I decided I needed to get the details as well as my facts straight. I therefore decided to pay him a visit at school, and interview him on his career for a little ‘project’ of mine,” he wrote. “This is the story of a behind-the-scenes legend, the story of a real hero [who] had made it his mission to bring education to those who would otherwise go without it,” he wrote.What he established was that De Storie, who grew up in Noordhoek, had completed school against his father’s wishes (who had wanted him to leave school and join his building business). He found money to study further at the University of the Western Cape but was only allowed to enrol for a BSc (even though he had wished to study medicine or pharmacy). He was the only member of his family to complete university, this against a backdrop of political upheaval in the 1970s.“He told me how he consciously decided to dedicate himself to help, develop and empower the youth, thereby continuing the struggle through education. This was linked to his realisation during the 1976 youth uprising that without education, the liberation of the country and its people would not be possible.”Motala wrote: “As a prefect I would often go to him for advice on how to deal with certain situations. He would even directly deal with certain learners that were difficult or that had problems facing them.“He assisted me with maths when my marks started dropping, and even played a role in bringing in outside assistance to help me and the rest of my maths class. Although we didn’t get the best marks, it was apparently the best our school has gotten in the past five years,” he wrote.“Besides currently still teaching physical science at Harold Cressy High School, he still continues to work with learners from disadvantaged backgrounds in various schools in the townships of Cape Town.“From what I know, he plans on retiring next year, and so I thought that this award could be a way of acknowledging him for his years of dedication to education.”Source: University of Cape Town websitelast_img read more

first_imgIltija Mufti, younger daughter of former J&K chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, was allowed by the Supreme Court to meet mother four weeks into her detention following the revocation of Article 370 and the state-wide clampdown. She speaks of a simmering anger in the Valley under lockdown for over 50 days.The Supreme Court finally allowed you to meet your mother after many weeks. How did the meeting go? How has the prolonged detention impacted Mehbooba Mufti?I’m thankful to the Supreme Court. It was only after their intervention that I could meet my mother. These aren’t normal times so I felt overwhelmed when I finally saw her. She has a lot of inner strength and is coping. However, she is very distressed about the manner in which minors have been detained. Which democracy arrests kids?During your stay in Srinagar, did you face any further restrictions compared to the past?Thanks to the Supreme Court’s order, the SSG or the State administration couldn’t harass me this time. However, they aren’t receptive at all. In the course of four days I tried unsuccessfully to meet the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, and then had to leave a written communication. My uncle too has sent him lots of emails, messages and DMs on Twitter. None of it has been acknowledged to this day. My grandmother still hasn’t been allowed to meet her brother lodged in Srinagar’s Centaur Hotel, a designated jail now.The State administration only responds when one approaches the media. Otherwise their behaviour has been extremely insensitive and irresponsible. One shudders to think what a common Kashmiri must be facing.Is Ms. Mufti allowed to meet her relatives and the party leaders? What keeps her busy in the detention?The State administration gets orders from the Centre. And their behaviour vis-a-vis Kashmir reeks of paranoia. We were able to meet my mother only once I spoke to the media and approached the SC. She like other detainees is not allowed to meet anybody other than relatives. She’s been keeping busy by reading the Quran and also books like Nelson Mandela’s autobiography A long walk to freedom.How many PDP leaders, former legislators and workers have been detained so far?I really have no clue but what’s certain is that most higher and middle rung leaders have been detained in makeshift jails or placed under house arrest. I heard rumours about how they’ve been threatened with the Public Safety Act if they challenge their detention. There are also rumours that the ones being freed are forced to sign a bond undertaking that they won’t participate in political rallies You’d be forgiven for thinking that J&K is a police State now. There are no legal or even moral constraints as far as the administration is concerned.Did you get any reply to the open letter addressed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah?I have written several letters and emails since August 5. I’m told BBC got in touch with the Home Minister’s office and they declined to comment on my letter.They haven’t bothered responding to my email questioning the legality and nature of detentions either. They don’t want to leave a paper trail since whatever is being done is illegal and against the law.With the clampdown now going over 50 days, what is your sense of the ground situation? Have J&K’s people accepted their new status?, after the special status was revoked on August 5?One is appalled and disgusted in equal measure to see the new parameters the government comes up with to prove that everything is normal. Despite knowing that there is a serious humanitarian, medical and economic crisis, you tell the world people of J&K have equal rights when the truth is you’ve snatched the right to even mourn the death of a loved one from us. Traffic is no indicator of normalcy. I can’t predict what people just feel. But it is safe to assume that there is simmering anger because they have been caged like animals. Whether they’ve accepted this unilateral decision, only time will tell.You have decided to operate your mother’s Twitter handle. What is the purpose of that?I think J&K is in a state of undeclared emergency. Our rights have been relegated to the dustbin and I feel it’s very important to let the world know what the ground realities are. At a time when we all feel so helpless, I hope to give strength to those who feel broken and hopeless. We are are fighting for our rights and sense of dignity. Need of the hour is to take this head on and fight for what’s right.I request Kashmiris who’ve recently left the State to speak up about their own experience of this crippling curfew and approach the court like I did to seek justice. We cannot and mustn’t give up.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Our pre-event medical processes, although tedious, laborious, and sometimes costly, assures the safety of our athletes,” said Dr. Wang. “We truly care about our athletes and that’s why, even to the point that they themselves feel it is unnecessary, we require them to undergo these processes and checks.Fighters undergo tests, medical and physical examination to ensure they are fit to compete. Athletes also go through neurocognitive exams to make sure that there are no underlying neurological issues or post training concussions.CT scans are also done to check for possible facial or intracranial fracture and hematomas and ECG’s for potential life-threatening arrhythmias.“Even after all these exams prior to the event, on the night of the event itself I personally take a quick look at all the athletes in the warm up area,” said Dr. Wang. “Before their actual bouts, just moments prior to stepping into the cage, I walk to the pat down area and take a final look. We’re that thorough.”“Giving our athletes the peace of mind that they are competing on the safest platform in their sport allows them to truly bring out the best of their skills and abilities,” Dr. Wang added. “That is why ONE Championship is not only the safest martial arts organization in the world, but also the most exciting.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion As part of ONE’s focus to ensure its world-class athletes’ welfare, the MMA outfit has maintained a high level when it comes to safety. Through measures and precautions, athletes are assured of having the safest platform to showcase their talents.Renowned physician Dr. Warren Wang has helped maintain that safety standard since becoming ONE’s vice president of medical services in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Because we are dealing with athletes who compete in unarmed, hand-to-hand combat for a living, it is of utmost importance to make sure that they are more than a hundred percent fit and capable of the high-stress environment of the martial arts cage,” said Dr. Wang, who has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu since 1996.ONE Championship goes to great lengths to make sure its fighters receive the best medical care. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Tamed Eagles aim to fly high Photo from ONE ChampionshipPutting premium on the safety of its athletes, ONE Championship has been able to establish itself as one of the best MMA promotions in the world and the largest in Asia.There are always risks that come with martial arts as a full contact sport. Athletes are prone to injury and they also put their lives on the line every time they step on the cage.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgThe wait is finally over. One of the most exciting Touch Football event formats will tap off tomorrow with the sudden-death knockout action set to light up the Southern Great Barrier Reef region. Over 30 teams will converge on Bundaberg this weekend to take part in the inaugural Bundaberg Cup event at the Greg Duncan Touch Fields, including a team with event ambassador, Scott Prince. Teams from across the state and over the border will be vying for the $20,000 prize money on offer across Men’s and Mixed divisions: the richest prize purse for a knockout event in Australia. In addition to providing a wonderful prizemoney knockout opportunity for players, officials and volunteers in regional Queensland, the Bundaberg Cup also promises to provide a major boost to the region’s tourism industry over time.50 things to do and see in BundabergQueensland Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said the inaugural Bundaberg Cup offered visitors a chance to experience ‘Where Great Begins’ on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.“The Queensland Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland recognising the important role events play in driving visitation, creating jobs and generating community pride,” Ms Donaldson said.“Tourism delivers more than 15,000 jobs in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region and events such as the Bundaberg Cup will provide a valuable boost to the local economy.”Queensland Touch Football (QTF) CEO, Jamie O’Connor, was strong in his praise for all partners involved in building the event from a concept to reality in recent years.“First and foremost, I would like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to the event’s partners Touch Football Australia, the Queensland Government though Tourism and Events Queensland, Bundaberg Touch Association, Bundaberg Regional Council and Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism for their support in making this event come to life,” he said on tournament eve.“These events are quite rare on the Touch Football calendar; particularly with such a large prize purse on offer.“We all see great potential for the Bundaberg Cup for this and future years; building significantly on the team numbers year on year and drawing in the best talent across Queensland and the country and importantly catering for social players too in a real carnival atmosphere. “To all of those who will compete in and deliver the Bundaberg Cup this weekend I would like to welcome and thank them for supporting the inaugural event; particularly to those who have travelled significant distances to do so.“I hope all participants take the opportunity to experience some of the wonderful local attractions while in Bundaberg and look forward to seeing everyone back again next year and spread the word for an even bigger and better Bundaberg Cup in 2016 and beyond.”The Bundaberg Cup is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism.Keep up to date with all of the latest news and results from the 2015 Bundaberg Cup – Related LinksBundaberg Cuplast_img read more

Behind a pair of double-doubles from its star players, the No. 7 OSU women’s basketball team (5-0) overcame a slow start to defeat UNC-Wilmington 88-69 on Sunday at Value City Arena. Center Jantel Lavender scored 25 points to go with 11 rebounds and point guard Samantha Prahalis scored 21 points and recorded 11 assists in her second game back from serving a three-game suspension for committing a secondary violation in the offseason. The Buckeyes struggled to establish a rhythm in the first half, committing seven turnovers and missing five of their first eight free throw attempts. OSU coach Jim Foster said his team is still adjusting to Prahalis’ presence in the line-up. “Without a doubt it’s a work in progress,” Foster said. “In the first half we forced some issues … there’s no bad teams this time of year, let alone, that’s a good team.” UNC-Wilmington led the Buckeyes 17-16 with nine minutes remaining in the first half before a Prahalis floater regained the lead for OSU. Amber Stokes then added to the OSU lead with a jump shot and stole the ensuing inbounds pass, finding Prahalis for another floater, which extended the Buckeyes’ lead to 22-17. Paced by 12 first-half points from guard Brittany Johnson, the Buckeyes failed to push their lead to more than eight points, as UNC-Wilmington cut the Buckeye advantage to 37-32 at the end of the half following a 3-point shot by Abria Trice. Johnson finished the game with 17 points. “Brittany did a very good job at the offensive end,” Foster said. “On this team, if you run, you’re going to get pretty good shots.” The Buckeyes had a difficult time putting away the Seahawks in the second half, as back-to-back 3-point shots from Alisha Andrews and Jessica Freeman cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 57-54 with less than 11 minutes remaining in the game. “When you win a lot of games, you’re targeted by your opponents,” Foster said. “We’re the big game on a lot of teams’ schedules.” The Buckeyes extended their lead to 11 points on a 3-point shot from Prahalis, but the Seahawks answered back again on the very next play when Brittany Blackwell was fouled as she converted a lay-up and made the subsequent free throw. The Seahawks, however, couldn’t find an answer for Lavender in the second half; with less than seven minutes remaining, she scored on six consecutive OSU possessions, pushing the OSU lead to 80-65. “We started running the floor really well, reversing the ball and making the extra pass,” Lavender said. “It was just, basically, attention to detail, running the plays right and reversing the ball.” Lavender’s basket with 6:02 remaining in the second half moved her past former OSU center Jessica Davenport for the school’s record for career field goals. “I’ve been fortunate to coach some very, very talented post players here,” Foster said. “Jantel got that running start as a freshman here and she hasn’t stopped since, so it was just a matter of time until that was going to happen.” The Buckeyes will next face Virginia on Thursday in the Big Ten-ACC challenge, when they’ll play their lone game of the season at St. John’s Arena before taking on No. 11 Oklahoma on Sunday at Value City Arena. “I like the challenge, I like the fact that we’re playing a lot of different teams with a lot of different looks,” Lavender said. “It’s basically preparing us for anything that we could potentially face in the NCAA tournament.” read more

Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple (24) looks on during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternCraig Dalrymple stood outside the visiting locker room at the Bowling Green State University Ice Arena three weeks ago with a disarming smile that belied his 6-foot-5-inch, 210-pound stature and reputation as a rugged junior defenseman on the Ohio State men’s hockey team.Moments earlier, Dalrymple was celebrating his team’s 3-2 win against the Falcons, but his jubilation was multifaceted; he’d just played his first game in 301 days.As the Buckeyes (5-8-1, 1-1-0) prepare for Friday’s road game against Michigan, Dalrymple, who’s been recovering from an upper-body injury he sustained on Jan. 17, said he’s fully healed.“Now that I’ve played six games here, I feel a lot better and I almost feel like everything’s coming into place,” Dalrymple said. “I think I’m at 100 percent.”Dalrymple was sidelined following OSU’s outdoor game against University of Minnesota last season and said his recovery timeline was “hard to explain.”There were multiple times during the recovery process when Dalrymple returned to practice only to realize he wasn’t in playing condition, he said.“He was at the rink every day at the same time as everyone else,” Buckeye junior defenseman Sam Jardine said. “(When) he wasn’t allowed to practice and he was done at lift, he’d watch us practice.”At the beginning of the season, Dalrymple could often be seen standing on the OSU bench wearing a pullover and ball cap, tasked with overcoming the mental and physical frustration his injury incited.“To take (hockey) away from someone when they’re that passionate for it is very tough,” Dalrymple said. “You feel helpless.”The feeling was mutual for the rest of the Buckeyes who worked to keep Dalrymple, who’d missed four collegiate games prior to his injury, in a positive mindset, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.Once Dalrymple returned to the lineup on Nov. 14, he immediately strengthened OSU’s blue line, Jardine said.“He picked up right where he left off,” Jardine said. “All credit to him for staying in shape and staying focused through that time.”In a short exchange with Dalrymple, it’s not tough to imagine his roots influenced his work rate.A native of Kippen, Ontario, Dalrymple, 23, began playing hockey as a 5-year-old and spent summers working on a farm for Huron Tractor, he said.“I remember for three summers I was kind of like the utility boy,” Dalrymple said. “I was delivery, I was doing this, doing that, but I mean, I was working Monday to Friday and I loved every second of it.”It’s a testament to his work rate that Dalrymple has re-established himself as a top defenseman in the Buckeyes’ lineup after six games.Dalrymple has two points, 12 shots and 18 blocked shots this season, logging time on the power play and penalty kill units.“He’s got a rocket from the point and he’s a big physical guy defensively,” Jardine said. “I don’t think a lot of people realized how much we missed him.”OSU will have another chance to prove its improved defensive stability this weekend against the Wolverines (7-6-0, 1-1-0).The Buckeyes are 3-1-1 on the road this season and have a chance to earn their second conference win of the season before a nearly month-long winter break.“We just have to empty the tanks,” Rohlik said. “We have nothing to save ourselves for.”Loose Pucks-David Gust is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Rohlik said-The Buckeyes went 0-3-1 against the Wolverines last season. OSU’s last win against Michigan was on Nov. 19, 2011 read more

Ohio State redshirt junior wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) catches a pass in the second quarter of the game against TCU on Sept. 15. Ohio State won 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State had some things to prove in its first game against a ranked opponent. It had to prove whether it could get past a TCU offensive line that did not allow a sack through the first two games, allowing sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson to utilize both his legs and his arm equally.The Buckeyes also had to prove redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins would continue his momentum he had built at quarterback over the first two games against a highly-touted defense. Even with what Ohio State acting head coach and offensive coordinator Ryan Day called “ebbs and flows” during the game, the Buckeyes defeated TCU 40-28, bringing the team to a perfect 3-0 record just before head coach Urban Meyer returns to the sideline against Tulane on Saturday. Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s win that Ohio State can take with it back to Ohio Stadium against the Green Wave. Dwayne Haskins can run … if he wants toOver the first three games of the season, Haskins has shown what he can do with his arm, throwing for 344 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 12-point win over TCU. What he has failed to show is something that Ohio State lost when quarterback J.T. Barrett ended his collegiate career last year: his running ability.Through this, Haskins has still been running similar sets, lining up in shotgun formations, running run-pass option offenses, giving opposing defenses that potential look if he keeps it and carries it.In the fourth quarter, with Ohio State leading 33-28, Haskins utilized his running ability. He held out the ball to sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins, eventually pulling it away and running it in himself from five yards out for his first career rushing touchdown.Haskins said, after the game, the play call on that run was actually a traditional read, where many of the offensive plays prior were designed runs made to look like an option.Day said Haskins has the ability to use his legs, saying it’s not the main part of his offense, but it’s something he can utilize.With a successful tuck and run by the redshirt sophomore quarterback, Haskins might feel more comfortable in future games running the ball on the option than passing or handing it off to either Dobbins or redshirt junior back Mike Weber. K.J. Hill stays consistentWhile junior wide receiver Austin Mack struggled to keep the ball in his hands, recording four drops in Ohio State’s win against TCU, redshirt junior wide receiver K.J. Hill continued to be one of the more consistent options for Haskins and the Buckeye offense on Saturday.Hill led the team in receptions, hauling in six catches for a team-leading 94 yards. He also brought in his first touchdown of the year, a 24-yard pass from Haskins in the third quarter to give Ohio State a 33-21 lead.Hill has been one of Haskins’ main connections through the first three games, recording at least five receptions in each of his first three games, with six catches against both Oregon State and TCU. With his short-yardage approach and speed in the open field, Hill provides a different look than Mack or redshirt senior receiver Terry McLaurin give in the passing game. With the combination of Hill and redshirt senior receiver Parris Campbell, the short-yardage, quick speed, tempo passing game has become a weapon for Haskins early on this season. Ohio State still has work to do in its rush defense TCU junior running back Darius Anderson found a way to beat the Ohio State defense much like Oregon State running back Artavis Pierce did in the season opener: beating the second-level of the defense. With a better offensive line than anything Ohio State had faced this season, TCU provided ample amounts of room for Anderson to run through. When he got to the second-level of the defense, the Richmond, Texas, native beat the Buckeye defense with his feet. Anderson, after bursting through the left side of the offensive line, beat the Ohio State secondary, out-stepping them in the open field as he scored one of two touchdowns on the day on a 93-yard run. The 93-yard run was the longest play from scrimmage in TCU history, beating out 89-yard runs by former Horned Frog running back LaDainian Tomlinson. However, for Ohio State, it was the longest run every allowed in school history by the Ohio State defense. With a continued rotation at safety and middle linebacker, Ohio State showed it can be beat with the lack of stability it has in those positions. If the defensive line is not working, especially if junior defensive end Nick Bosa is out with an injury for a significant amount of time, the second-level of the Ohio State defense will have to step up in all facets of the game. read more

first_imgFebruary 7, 2014This continues our report about a winter project for our construction and groundskeeping crew and volunteers, the renovation of the East Foundry Apartment access and surrounding landscape [see posts from 12/16, 12/18, 12/20, 12/23, 12/27, 12/30/2013 and from 1/3 to 1/20/2014, and 2/5/2014]. As the fence is installed by Ron and Isaac, the construction team continues on the path the the east entrance, here with a form for a new stair case[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]The path leading to the staircase has to be widened.The form and reinforcement steel are in place.In our next report we will see photos of the concrete pour.last_img