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GOtv Ready to Thrill Subscribers with Matches in EPL, Laliga

first_imgA series of exciting Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A matches will be available on GOtv this weekend.For as low as N2,600, customers on lower GOtv packages – Plus, Value and Lite – can step up to GOtv Max to enjoy the select premium matches from the top football leagues which will be broadcast live on SuperSport.The Premier League returns on Saturday, 19 October after a two-week international break. The match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at the White Heart Lane will air live on SuperSport Select 2 at 3pm. Spurs are currently besieged by crisis after losing two of their last five Premier League matches, as well being defeated in their recent League Cup and UEFA Champions League fixture. The team led by Maurico Pochettino is currently ninth on the table. Watford, on the other hand, are languishing at the bottom of the table, despite changing their managers. The return of Enrique Sánchez Flores does not seem to have improved the fortune of the Honets The pick of the LaLiga games is the encounter between Eibar and defending champions, Barcelona. The game, which kicks off at 12pm on Saturday will be live on SuperSport Select 4. Eibar, who have the third best defense in the LaLiga, will aim to lengthen their unbeaten run from four to five games when they host Ernesto Valverde’s men at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua. The Catalans, who started their title defense in sloppy form, will be aiming for a win to enable them topple leaders, Real Madrid, who are only two points better.Also on Saturday, Atletico Madrid will host Valencia in their ninth game of the season at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital. The match will air live at 3pm on SuperSport Select 4.The day’s schedule will be rounded off with the broadcast of the match between Mallorcaand Real Madrid on SuperSport Select 4 at 8pm. Real have shaken off their indifferent early season form and currently top the table in Spain.In the Serie A, defending champions, Juventus, will seek to widen their advantage over Inter Milan when they host Bologna at Juventus Stadium in Turin. The match will be live on SuperSport Select 5 at 7:45pm. In their last match, the defending Serie A champions defeated their major rivals Inter Milan 2-1 away from home to seize the leadership of the league from Antonio Conte’s team.On Monday, 21 October, the Premier League action returns as Arsenal travel to Bramall Lane to battle newly promoted Sheffield United. Arsenal will seek to continue their climb up the table. The currently occupy the third place on 15 points, just one behind incumbent Premier League champions, Manchester City. The match will be aired live on SuperSport Select 2 at 8pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

No. 35 Men’s Tennis Falls To No. 40 NC State

first_imgCHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The 35th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team fell to 40th-ranked NC State in its opening match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, 4-2.”This loss hurts because we did so many good things to put ourselves in position to win the match but didn’t finish.  For a while it looked like we would cruise to a comfortable win, but that’s where a lot of credit needs to go to the NC State players and coaches. They remained calm and kept competing. Hats off to them for coming back and pulling out a hard fought win,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski.The Bulldogs managed to take a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point with victories on court No. 1 and 2. Vinny Gillespie and Bayo Philips cruised to a 6-2 win at No. 1, while Ben Lott and Calum MacGeoch broke serve at 5-6 to force a tiebreaker before winning the breaker 7-5 to secure the doubles point.NC State tied the match up with a win at No. 4 singles but Gillespie put Drake back ahead with a 6-2, 7-6 (1) win at No. 3. The Wolfpack took the lead after getting wins at No. 5 and No. 6. NC State’s Simon Norienus clinched the match after winning in a third-set tiebreaker over Lott at No. 1. Philips’ match at No. 2 went unfinished but he was ahead 4-2 in the third-set.”We will focus on the positives from today’s match and use that prepare and be confident for tomorrow’s matchup with Indiana,” Kozlowski said. “It’s another opportunity to play a nationally ranked opponent and for our guys to go out play hard, compete hard and have a lot of fun.”  The Bulldogs will look to end the weekend on a high note as they will play No. 50 Indiana on Sunday to close out the ITA Kickoff Weekend.#40 NC State 4, #35 Drake 2Jan 23, 2016 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Simon Norienus (NCST) def. Lott, Ben (DU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)2. Philips, Bayo (DU) vs. Nick Horton (NCST) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), unfinished3. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Ivan Savlijic (NCST) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)4. Thomas Wiegel (NCST) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-4, 6-35. Shoti Meparidze (NCST) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 7-5, 6-46. Georgly Malyshev (NCST) def. Clark, Ben (DU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 Doubles competition1. Gillespie, Vinny/Philips, Bayo (DU) def. Ivan Savlijic/Igor Savlijic (NCST) 6-22. Lott, Ben/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Georgly Malyshev/Thomas Wiegel (NCST) 7-6 (7-5)3. Nick Horton/Simon Norienus (NCST) def. Clark, Ben/Stride, Ben (DU) 6-3 Match NotesNC State 4-0; National ranking #40Drake 1-1; National ranking #35Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,6,5,1)  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DD Gardening: The Importance of planting a hedging

first_imgHave you considered planting a hedge in your garden? If you have then Donegal Daily’s horticulture specialist Conor Gallinagh gives you the low down on the steps you need to take below. A hedge, in my opinion, benefits the garden in these ways.Creates a backdrop or framework to work from for the rest of your garden.Provides shelter to the garden and houseCreates an ecosystem for wildlifeThe bareroot season is an ideal time to plant your hedge. Of old it was defined as any month with an ‘R’. As our climate changes the season has drawing shorter normally now from November to Mid-April. Advertisement So we still have some time left to get that hedge planted or even begin planning for the next season.Bareroot simple means that the plant is dormant and without a growing medium i.e. roots exposed.Donegal proves to be a difficult county to grow plants. Going from windswept coastal garden’s to bog covered lands to fertile valleys all within a couple of kilometres of each other.The soils greatly dictate the variety best suited as well as the climate and client’s personal taste also play a role. Advertisement Here are some of my recommendation for the different locations that can be found.Fertile Soils in Lowlands Beech – Fagus sylvatica This forms into a really beautiful natural hedge. In non-windswept areas, the dormant leaves will cling on over the winter to give a beautiful bronze effect. The glossy light green leaves unfold from pointed buds in spring and as the season transforms they darken to a richer green hue.Fertile Soils Highland. (Evergreen hedge) Common Laurel – Prunus laurocerasusA reliable classic evergreen hedge. Can withstand a range of soils and environments. The long dark glossy leaves remain throughout the year. Forms into a tight compact hedge.Poor Soils Hornbeam – Carpinus betulus This species is often confused with beech as it has a similar leaf and growth habitat. Look a little closer and you will see deep groves or ridges running through the leaves, unlike the smooth beech leaf. It’s also missing the distinctive pointed orange-red buds of Beech. Unlike the Beech as well the Hornbeam will grow quite successfully on poor or less fertile soils. Coastal HedgeGriselinia littoralisThe foliage has a rubber texture and completely smooth which it makes it very suitable for the salt-laden breeze along the coast. An evergreen with light green smooth leaves. Does well in sandy soils.Biodiversity Hedge Hawthorn – Crataegus monogynaUsing Hawthorn as your base plant, interplant with species of Holly, Wild Cherry, Guelder Rose and Dogrose. This will provide a hedge where an ecosystem should thrive in and also provide interest all year round.A Bit Different Perhaps you’re looking for something that little bit different. The Photina varieties, in particular, ‘Red Robin’ or ‘Magical Volcano’ could be an option.In my opinion, the new variety ‘Magical Volcano’ has the potential to make a wonderful hedge. The bright red juvenile foliage with its crinkled edging is a real eye-catcher.It also has a much denser growing habitat than its counterparts. One to watch for sure.Boxwood Alternative With Buxus sempervirens suffering from various disease and becoming a little bit old fashioned, the search is on to find an alternative.The Ilex crenata, in my opinion, seems to be a suitable replacement. A similar leaf structure, growth habit and shape. Seems to match up the criteria well.Just remember that the end of the bareroot is coming in fast. Once it ends my recommendation is to hold off until it starts in November again.Use the time in between to plan the area, choose the species you wish to grow and order them in advance as well.Any questions on this column or looking for further advice either send me an email at [email protected] or message me over on my Facebook page Conor Gallinagh – Horticulture Consultant.Happy Gardening!DD Gardening: The Importance of planting a hedging was last modified: March 24th, 2019 by Conor GallinaghShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Conor Gallinaghdd gardeninghorticulturelast_img read more

Natural Selection Studies Based on Bad Statistics

first_imgHundreds of studies claiming to show natural selection may be wrong, say scientists from Penn State and Japan.  PhysOrg reported today that “several statistical methods commonly used by biologists to detect natural selection at the molecular level tend to produce incorrect results.”  Many studies of human evolution have relied on these flawed methods.  If the methods were wrong, the conclusions are unreliable.  “Of course, we would never say that natural selection is not happening, but we are saying that these statistical methods can lead scientists to make erroneous inferences,” said Masatoshi Nei (Penn State), the leader of the analysis.    Associating natural selection with genetic changes that result in a different amino acid being substituted in a protein is a dubious assumption.  “Actually, the majority of amino acid substitutions do not lead to functional changes, and the adaptive change of a protein often occurs by a rare amino acid substitution,” Nei said.  “For this reason, statistical methods may give erroneous conclusions.”    The authors re-examined a 2007 paper by Yokoyama (see 09/05/2008) that Austin Hughes (U of South Carolina) had boasted last year represented the right way to infer positive selection.  Hughes had himself ruled out the validity of statistics used to show natural selection, saying, “Thousands of papers are published every year claiming evidence of adaptive evolution on the basis of computational analyses alone, with no evidence whatsoever regarding the phenotypic effects of allegedly adaptive mutations.”  He had pointed to the Yokoyama paper as an exception – a study “solidly grounded in biology.”  Now, these scientists have apparently shown that even that case was flawed.  There was no correlation between predicted sites of selection and those determined by experiment – Yokoyama had found false positives, they claim.    What would be required to test for natural selection more accurately?  Nei’s team said that scientists should pair statistical data with experimental data whenever possible.  This, however, is difficult and costly.  The article ended, “Scientists usually do not use experimental data because such experiments can be difficult to conduct and because they are very time-consuming.”    The Penn State press release is visible at the Penn State Live news website.  The paper appeared on PNAS Early Edition on April 1, 2009.1 1.  Nozawa, Suzuki and Nei, “Reliabilities of identifying positive selection by the branch-site and the site-prediction methods,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print April 1, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0901855106.Tell this to Texas high school students.  Remember the pile of papers the Darwin Party stacked at the Dover trial showing evidence for evolution?  It was all fluff by lazy scientists unwilling to pay the price to get valid scientific evidence for Charlie’s grand myth.  Cut away the bad statistics, the storytelling and the assumption of evolution offered as evidence for evolution, and the stack would disappear.  Notice that to protect their safety, these Penn State folks had to declare that “Of course, we would never say” that natural selection is an overhyped, vapid process.  It’s time to call the Darwinist’s bluff.  Show us the studies that really establish Charlie’s Stuff Happens Law can create wings out of slime.  Creationists have a bigger pile of evidence for their view.  The universe.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Materialists Shoot Themselves in the Foot

first_imgIn science, it’s never wise to propose a self-refuting theory.The first two of three news stories give us practice in detecting self-refuting theories.  The third, the harder one, is for extra credit.Irrationality:  Everyone knows people who are crazy, but most of us pride ourselves in our ability to think clearly, employing reason and evidence.  Where did that ability to come from?  PhysOrg says, “Natural selection can favor irrational behavior.”  But if that is true, nobody could know rationality from irrationality without appealing to standards outside of evolution.  And if evolution (a mindless, irrational process) actually favors irrationality, then everybody is crazy – including the scientist who argues that natural selection can favor irrational behavior.Religion: Science Daily offered to explain how religion evolved.   Since religious belief is such a global phenomenon, “This has led scientists to speculate that there must be a biological basis for the evolution of religion in human societies,” Gopikrishna Deshpande of Auburn University thought, apparently assuming that if it’s biological, it’s not rational (since the product of unguided natural processes cannot be rational).  With that thought in his brain, he went looking for religious biology with functional MRI in other people’s brains.  What he didn’t see is the bullet hole in his own foot.  Since evolutionary beliefs are just as global as religious beliefs, there must be a biological basis for that, too – meaning his own belief is irrational, because it evolved by the same unguided processes.Consciousness:  A materialist claims to have solved “the hard problem” of consciousness (for explanation, see Michael Egnor and David Chalmers in Evolution News & Views).  Basically, it’s the question of how our subjective experience of the world arises from the physical brain.  If one can believe a news feature from Princeton, psychology professor Michael Graziano – a materialist – has solved it with a new theory.  In order to demystify any “magic” in the brain, his trick was to turn the question around:“The question has always been how does a brain produce the inner ‘magic.’ What we’re asking is, ‘How does the brain attribute magic to itself,’ and that’s a fundamentally different way to frame the question,” he said.“Every past theory of consciousness has a gap. Even the most modern theories at some point just point to a circuit and say, ‘And then awareness appears.’ But understanding where the magic comes from is pointless,” Graziano continued. “The phenomenon that scientists can say with certainty happens is that the brain attributes the ‘magic’ to itself. We can understand how that happens and the computations behind it. And that’s what this theory attempts to do.”The article proceeds to congratulate Graziano for “demystifying” consciousness and showing it to be just a creation of the brain.  No longer requiring an “unseen force,” consciousness can now be viewed as a physical consequence of neurobiology.  But can it?  Who is doing the viewing?  More on that later, but first, Aaron Schurger (Switzerland) tries to explain what Graziano’s “attention schema theory” tries to do:“The only thing for science to explain about consciousness is not, ‘Why is there something more inside of us, apart from just input, processing and output,’ but rather, ‘Why do we insist that there is something more inside of us,’” he said. “The answer given by Michael’s theory is that this is the way the brain describes the process of attention happening inside the brain itself. Even if the phenomenon being described is real, the description does not have to be real.”Since we attribute awareness to others, Graziano feels, we must be attributing it to ourselves as well.  Critics of his theory, he explains with some frustration, just don’t get what he’s trying to say:“People say, ‘Great, you’ve explained how brains claim to have magic inside them, but you haven’t explained the actual magic.’ That’s almost impossible to get people to see from the opposite perspective,” he said. “Ninety percent of the pushback comes from that belief in magic. It’s really almost like an ideological difference.“But perhaps they perceive more than he admits.  Graziano seems to be standing outside of his brain looking at it and other people’s brains from a privileged platform.  By appealing to explanation, he becomes the explainer, someone applying immaterial laws of logic.  In essence, he acts as an disembodied intelligent agent passing judgment: he judges that it is illogical to “insist that there is something more”.   But to make a judgment or to propose any theory is to appeal to the conceptual realm beyond the physical.His theory, therefore, becomes self-refuting: he needs to employ magic to claim there is no magic there.  Graziano realizes his theory may have an Achilles heel:“There are two questions to ask about this theory: First, does it provide an actual explanation, or does it just appeal to magic like so many other theories? And second, is it correct? The answer to the first question is yes,” he said. “As for the second, that’s up in the air. I’m very encouraged by it, but one never knows, I suppose.“One can rightly ask, who is doing the supposing?  Who is judging the theory to be provide an actual explanation?  Is that not a conflict of interest?  (If so, it tosses morality into the muddle.)  And if no one can ever know if his theory is correct, what differentiates his “explanation” from gobbledygook?If you practice the art of detecting self-refuting propositions, you can watch much of evolutionary theory evaporate.  Darwinists don’t realize that they suffer from a serious mental disorder known as the Yoda Complex (look it up in the Darwin Dictionary).  They pretend to be rational creatures, not evolved ones.  But the moment they try to argue that Darwinism is true, they shoot their feet.  Why?  One cannot get knowledge (a justified true belief) from causes that are, at their base, irrational.  G.K. Chesterson, Arthur Balfour, and C.S. Lewis understood this (also, more recently Alvin Plantinga has applied more rigor to the argument).  Learn more about this in Discovery Institute’s 2012 book, The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism and Society. See more examples of the self-referential fallacy or self-refuting fallacy in our Baloney Detector.In his lectures, philosopher of science J.P. Moreland has elaborated on why one must avoid self-refuting propositions: they are necessarily wrong, he says: no amount of new information or evidence will ever make them right.  They are false, and they will always be false.  To find someone guilty of a self-refuting position, therefore, is to disarm them of making any truth claims.  Once that is done, it becomes superfluous to quibble about details; their “truth” claims are false claims, not worth pursuing further.Why do smart people keep committing this fallacy?  Evolutionists like Michael Graziano and the others we critique here are not stupid.  Don’t they see how they box themselves into absurdity with their evolutionary explanations?  Perhaps so, but perhaps not.  I believe it is because they are so committed to their evolutionary ideology, it blinds them to their fallacies.  They want so much to rid all science of the “supernatural,” the “magic” as Graziano puts it.  They feel they are doing mankind a favor by resolutely pursuing the Enlightenment ideal of “demystifying” nature.  Out must go all appeals to gods, angels, demons, spirits, and “unseen forces.”  What gets tossed out with it, they fail to notice, is their own spirit.  They gain the whole material universe and lose their own soul.But–and here’s the rub–if you lose your soul, you reduce yourself to matter.  The only tools at your disposal are unguided, aimless, irrational causes.  So out goes your claim to explain things scientifically.  You become an absurd, emergent thing wandering between a bang and a heat death.  The price of demystifying the universe is intellectual suicide.  Think about that when the next rabid creationist-hating Darwin doberman comes barking.  We get them here sometimes.  With righteous fury, they deny righteousness; standing haughtily on the pillar of rationality, they plant it in the air.Only the Biblical worldview provides the grounds for justified true belief.  Starting with God, who is rational and the source of all rationality, who is also good, and therefore trustworthy, we can anchor our explanations in the rational.  Our knowledge may never be exhaustive, but it can be genuine.  We can appeal to rationality and the laws of logic, because they are justified as real in the nature of God.  No other world view provides that anchor.Deep down, the evolutionists know better.  It’s obvious, Paul wrote in Romans 1:18-22.  By suppressing the truth (that is evidence in creation), they choose to become fools.  (See sophoxymoroniac in the Darwin Dictionary.)Exercise: Listing major world religions, find which ones purport to be rational.  Of those, which are not self-refuting?  (Hint: Greg Bahnsen is helpful on this.)  Example: when a Hindu says, “All is Maya, illusion” he cannot exempt Hinduism from being an illusion, too.  But if Hinduism is an illusion, it is necessarily false: all is not illusion – the statement refutes itself.Resource:  Dr. Jason Lisle’s talk, “The Ultimate Proof of Creation,” on YouTube, borrowing from Greg Bahnsen’s apologetics and Romans 1, explains worldview presuppositions and which ones provide knowledge. 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The State Of The Word Processor: HTML Compatibility

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#Google Apps#Microsoft Office#Product Reviews#productivity Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… This one was built using Google Docs: If nothing else, these results should make it clear that while word processors have indeed come a long way, we are still far from being able to expect consistent, repeatable, compatible performance from the various choices on the market. I plan to look at more aspects of the modern word processor in upcoming articles. In the meantime, it’s almost enough to restrict all your writing to Twitter. The final one was developed using Libre Office: I was disappointed but not surprised to see the wide spread of image sizes in the printed results. Despite 20 years of word processor progress, you can’t assume that your word processor will consistently print documents or create Web pages that look the way you want them to. Apparently, some modern word processors assume that they know more about what you want to create than you do.(You may also have noticed that the table lists only nine software packages. Draft, a cloud-based tool described as “version control for writing” is not designed to print directly. It uses Jon Gruber’s Markdown language. I was able to print my Draft document by using a neat $3.99 Mac utility called Marked. For the record the image in the Draft document printed out at 4 inches by 7 inches.)And that’s just the image size. Trying to use a word processor to create a complete Web page led to even more inconsistent results – with image size and placement all over the map.Three tries with Word 2013 and I could only create a website with no image. It also took three tries before OpenOffice created a website. Word 365 could only create an iFrame, which is certainly not what I wanted. Pages on the Mac no longer even has an option for HTML. Perhaps just as bad, even the ones that were able to create Web pages came up with ones that look wildly different, as you can see in the four screenshots below. This one was created with Draft: The third was produced using Microsoft Office 365:center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts How We Tested Them: Step OneFor many years computer users battled to be able to send a file from one computer platform to another and get something that could be read and used. The good news is that compatibility has gotten much better. Mostly you can make that happen today.In preparing for this article, I sent by email an article containing that I wrote in OpenOffice Writer running on Windows 8 to my wife’s Windows 7 computer. With only the slightest hesitation, her Office 2007 Word opened the file – including a picture. I then saved and emailed that file to my Mac mini running OSX Moutain Lion. Office 2011 on the Mac opened the file without any problems. QuickWord running on my original Kindle Fire also opened the file without any challenges. To finish the quick test, I opened the same file using Google Docs on Firefox running on Xubuntu Linux.Successfully moving that file moving through all those different platforms shows how well things can go, but it is not always that easy. Including some of the newer uses of word processors – such as creating Web pages and PDFs – things can get a little more complicated.More-Comprehensive TestsTo look deeper, I decided to test 10 word processors’ ability to create Web pages and work with HTML.My first test involved typing a ~250-word document using each software package. (I avoided copying and pasting to make sure that I did not introduce extraneous characters. Those extra characters can wreak havoc with how well a word processor converts a document into a simple Web page.) Next, I inserted a JPEG image with a width of 1600 pixels. Finally I created a numbered table with six items and printed each document on my HP6100 Photosmart printer (purchased in the Fall of 2006).The first test was designed to see the results someone who is not an expert in the software could expect without trying to adjust image size. The results were not pretty. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Word processing has come a long way since helping to drive the adoption of personal computers in the early 1980s. For writers, even early word processors offered amazing gains in productivity. I started using AppleWriter II on an Apple II+ in the summer of 1982. The switch from an electric typewriter cut my newsletter production time from five days to less than a day.My first word processor could not even display lower case letters on the screen. You had to use the control keys to move the cursor around the. To get bold or italic type on a printer you had to insert control characters in the text. In 1984, the Macintosh’s bit-mapped screen revolutionized word processing with WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) displays. Then came PostScript and laser printers.From WordStar, WordPerfect, and Word to MacWrite there have always been plenty of word processing choices.Word Processing Has ChangedBut a lot has changed since those days. Word processors are no longer as central to the computing experience. These days, many people rarely use dedicated word processing software. Some have decided that the text-processing capabilities of their email clients give them everything they need. Others have gone even further and rarely write anything longer than a text message or a tweet – much less anything that needs to be printed and formatted.However, there are still good reasons to use word processing software. Email and texting are poor places to archive your thoughts. Sometimes you need to create polished, professional documents –in print or online, with complex formatting and fonts. Good word processing software lets you do that, but I wanted to see how well today’s word processors stack up to the new challenges of creating printed and online documents across multiple formats and platforms. david sobottalast_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership: Ladder Update

first_imgHere are the NRL Touch Premiership Ladders, as they stand following the first two days of play. The Knights and Broncos, Men’s and Women’s, are yet to play.Interestingly, all four clubs that have played have one team at the top of a ladder.  Make sure you get to the next games, on 30th June 2018:Knights v Eels at McDonalds Jones Stadium Broncos v Cowboys at Suncorp Stadiumlast_img

9 months agoRobertson hails manner of Liverpool win at Brighton

first_imgRobertson hails manner of Liverpool win at Brightonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson hailed the manner of their 1-0 win at Brighton.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp dubbed it their “most mature performance”.And Robertson agrees, “Whoever wins the league will look back on some games and go, ‘Do you know what? We probably weren’t at our best there. That was probably one that helped us turn one point into three or zero into one.“If we manage to do it, I’m sure we’ll look back on this game as one of them. It’s the winning mentality and finding a way. That’s what we did. That’s what all the teams are doing now. City haven’t played their best but have been winning games and Tottenham have done the same. “People can overreact when you go that long without the first defeat, but we all stayed calm. We knew what we had to do.“We knew how long this run-in was going to be, and that the chances of us being unbeaten this season were very hard. But we were still four points clear after Man City and now we go to seven again. Obviously they have the game in hand but we’ve got the points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball upends Ospreys 8550

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The Ohio State men’s basketball team took a page out of the football team’s playbook and got off to what many would consider a slow start Monday, but it didn’t matter as the Buckeyes eventually cruised to a 85-50 victory at the Schottenstein Center. Coach Thad Matta wasn’t satisfied with the team’s original effort, but said he was pleased with the improvement as the game went on. “I’m not exactly sold we got off to the start we particularly wanted,” Matta said. “I had to get on some guys in a timeout in the first half and I thought we really responded from that.” OSU struggled to find their offensive rhythm early in the game. Defensively the Buckeyes were turning the Ospreys over at a high rate, but struggled shooting the ball, especially from 3-point range. With 10:36 in the first half, OSU had forced 7 turnovers, but was just 2-of-8 from the 3-point line and the Buckeyes had a 15-12 lead. “We didn’t come out with no juice,” sophomore forward Jared Sullinger said. “No energy. No intensity. We kind of came out there expecting to win. “Obviously it showed in the first half.” The Ospreys hung around for much of the half, but OSU started to abandon the outside shot and worked the ball inside to Sullinger and sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas. The strategy worked. OSU went on a quick 10-2 run to take a 34-21 lead and the outcome was never again in doubt. “Coach always say we get good shots when we get it inside,” Thomas said. “When we throw it to (Sullinger) and me our percentages are up. It was one of our goals.” The Buckeyes took a 45-26 lead into the half with Sullinger and Thomas leading the way with 16 and 13 points respectively. But Thomas and Sullinger took a back seat to sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. early in the second half. Smith, who already got the crowd going with a high-flying dunk in the first half, stole the ball, sprinted into the open court, and dumped the ball off to a trailing senior guard William Buford at the last second, who finished with a one-handed jam. The next possession, Smith caught the ball on the left wing, pump-faked his man, drove to the baseline and dunked right over a UNF player. Both plays came in transition, an area Smith feels he excels. “I think I’m a pretty fast guy,” Smith said. “Anytime I get a steal or if I get a rebound, I feel I can usually if not create for myself, create for my teammates.” Smith finished with seven points and five rebounds and five assists. Overall the Buckeyes had three players score in double figures. Sullinger was the high-point man with 27 points and 13 rebounds. He now has over 700 points in his career. Thomas finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Buford added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. The win came despite OSU shooting just 24 percent from behind the arc and 47 percent from the field. The Buckeye defense seemed to make up for the below-average shooting. The team forced 23 turnovers as the Ospreys shot 39 percent from the field and 24 percent from the 3-point line. UNF coach Matthew Driscoll said it’s OSU’s defense that separates them from most teams in the nation. “(The Buckeyes) really, really have a chance to make that next step to get back to the Final Four because of their defense,” Driscoll said. “They’re a much better defensive team than you guys give them credit for.” OSU’s record improved to 4-0 on the year. The Buckeyes next play the Virginia Military Institute Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

JT Barrett voted by students as best athlete at Ohio State

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OSU then-redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) high-fives Buckeye fans after a 62-3 victory against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorIn 2014, Ohio State then-redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett helped propel the Buckeyes into the first ever College Football Playoff. Now, in 2017, Barrett will be leading the charge for OSU one last time, with extra backing from the Buckeye faithful on campus.Barrett has been named The Lantern’s Best Athlete by voters, an award which went to current Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. It marks the second-straight year a member of the football team has been named as the university’s best athlete.After tossing 24 touchdowns and rushing for another nine, Barrett was a key cog in the offensive machine for OSU. Flashing both his legs and his arm, the Texas native compiled 3,400 total yards.Barrett received lots of criticism for the passing game woes, but managed to command an offensive unit that averaged 39.4 points and 459.2 yards per game. Next year, the redshirt senior will benefit from the presence of former NFL coach Ryan Day, who is now the team’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.“He’s a grown man,” Day said. “He’s like a professional when he shows up every day. From when I got here until now, I can see the best thing he does is play the game.”OSU also brought in Kevin Wilson to help recharge the offense. The former Indiana head coach, who had to strategize against Barrett on multiple occasions, called him “the best quarterback in college football” after OSU’s 38-17 win last year.“He’s one of the best players, he’s one of the best teammates,” Wilson said. “I’m not in their locker room, I’m sure he’s a phenomenal leader.”Runner-up: Kyle Snyder read more