NHA, HFHI to Develop Housing Sector Policy

first_imgMr. Siryon and HFHI Chief of Party, Matthew Ndote display the MoU after affixing their signatures.The National Housing Authority (NHA), in an effort to improve the housing sector, has entered into a four-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a United States of America-based organization for the development of a national housing sector policy guideline.The MoU, signed Friday, August 31, in Monrovia, is meant to facilitate increased access to affordable housing for low income households through an inclusive market approach. The agreement will ensure the development of policy guidelines in consultation with all stakeholders; construction of community level housing pilots, and the capacity development for the private sector to play a greater role in delivering sustainable and affordable housing solutions.It will also ensure institutional capacity building of NHA’s employees, other relevant agencies, and communities on Participatory Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA).NHA Managing Director, Duannah Siryon, described the partnership as crucial to the sustainable delivery of adequate and affordable housing, especially to communities living in slums.Under the agreement, Siryon said, the authority is committed to hosting HFHI and is to provide the required support for smooth implementation of its programs through the Slum Upgrading Unit (SUU) of the NHA.Mr. Siryon signing the MOUHe said that the MoU serves as an impetus to the formal process, reinforcing existing collaboration between the two organizations that began since 2017.“This is the first step in the right direction of NHA’s strategic partnerships under the new government,” he said.He added that his entity, with shared vision, is open to partner with others in addressing the housing needs of vulnerable and low-income Liberians.Mr. Siryon then commended HFHI for choosing to partner with the NHA, and encouraged such engagements to ensure sustainability of project initiatives.He lauded the coordinator of the Slum Upgrading Unit, Es-Samir Bropleh, other management and staff of the NHA for their dedication and support that have now culminated into attracting international partners.HFHI Chief of Party (CoP), Mathew Ndote, said his organization is led by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. Mr. Ndote said that the four main deliverables of the agreement that have been earmarked are very critical to the work of the NHA. These will be achieved through an inclusive Market Systems development approach.“Under this MoU, we intend to develop policy guidelines in consultation with all stakeholders, construction of community level housing pilots, and the capacity development for private sector involvement,” he said.Mr. Ndote said that significant progress made so far could not have been achieved without the support, guidance, and contribution of donors, Comic Relief and Cities Alliance, relevant government ministries and institutions, the slum communities and local partners.He expressed HFHI’s honest desire to scale-up its intervention beyond pilots and collaborate with NHA and the Liberian government beyond four years and confirmed that intensive work will commence early this week.Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroot effort on a community farm in southern Georgia, in U.S. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global not-for-profit organization working in more than 70 countries.Families and individuals in need of a hand can partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.Mr. Ndote further emphasized that both HFHI and NHA share the vision of providing greater access to adequate and affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable communities and plan to achieve this through working with public, private and community sector partners.He added that the Cities Alliance Liberia Country Program provides a platform for partnership and collaboration between communities, public and private sector actors, to contribute towards improving the quality of lives for low-income and vulnerable communities and sustainable urban development.He commended NHA for the establishment of the Slum Upgrading Unit, which demonstrates a significant policy shift by the government towards supporting slum upgrading.Abubakar Bah, Assistant Minister for Urban Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Vijay Parmar, Country Program Manager of Cities Alliance, lauded the partnership and described it as an important achievement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT ENGLISH CLINCHES BRONZE MEDAL IN EUROPEAN FINAL

first_imgSuperb Mark English arrived on the world stage after claiming a brilliant bronze medal in the 800 metres at the European Championships.Superb run by Mark EnglishThe 21 year old Letterkenny man ran a season’s best in a time of 1.45.03 to claim the medal.The UCD student almost clinched a silver medal but was pipped in the last five metres by the Polish athlete Artur Kuciapski. His run was just two hundreds of a second outside the all-time Irish record which will surely be in his grasp in the coming months.English timed his run to perfection and was sitting in fifth with just two hundred metres to go.Sonia O’Sullivan said English ran such an intelligent race.“You could sense that if he didn’t go too soon he could hold on. It was absolutely fantastic. We new he had it in him but you still have to go out and do it. “People don’t understand how difficult it is to get one of these medals. To come out and do what he did was absolutely amazing,” she said. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT ENGLISH CLINCHES BRONZE MEDAL IN EUROPEAN FINAL was last modified: August 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:bronzedonegalEUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPSmark englishlast_img read more

2010 Fan Fests go global

first_img24 November 2009Nine South African cities and seven other cities spread over five continents will play host to Fifa’s official public viewing events for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.From Table Mountain to the Copacabana, from Durban Beach to the Eiffel Tower, from Soweto to Sydney Harbour, Fifa’s Fan Fests will enable football fans worldwide to watch 2010 World Cup matches in some of the most iconic locations in South Africa and around the world.All nine South African host cities as well as Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney were on Monday unveiled as locations for the official public viewing events of football’s flagship tournament.Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live and experience the unique World Cup ambience in these outdoor areas. Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest™ is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.Official public viewings events were first launched by Fifa at the 2006 World Cup, when more than 18-million fans gathered at the 12 official events, transforming Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.“The Fifa Fan Fest was an important part of the success of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, and we believe that the 2010 Fifa Fan Fests, both in South Africa and in the other seven international venues, will bring an unprecedented experience to millions of football fans in South Africa and around the world,” Fifa president Sepp Blatter said in a statement on Monday.“The first international Fifa Fan Fest is another milestone in bringing the excitement of the Fifa World Cup to an even greater audience.”In South Africa, the Fan Fests will be organised by the host cities together with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee, with the international Fan Fest cities and Fifa taking responsibility for the international events.“We have always wanted the 2010 Fifa World Cup to touch the lives of as many South Africans as possible,” said Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 Local Organising Committee. “The Fifa Fan Fest will provide an opportunity for millions of our people to watch the matches in a festival environment for free, and will also provide an opportunity for small businesses and our musical talents to benefit from this event.”Besides football, all cities will provide tastes and sounds of each of the countries through an all-day entertainment programme outside the actual broadcast of the matches. In South Africa, in particular, this will offer opportunities for small local businesses to provide services and sell local arts and crafts.On 4 December 2009, visitors and South Africans will be able to get a taste of what’s in store in 2010 when Cape Town hosts the Long Street Festival for the 2010 Final Draw, which will feature an official Fifa Fan Fest™ showcase event.A significant contribution to the South African Fan Fests will be made by presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, joined by Fifa Fan Fest South Africa™ sponsors MTN and Neo Africa. The official broadcaster of the event, the SABC, will also be playing a vital role across all venues in South Africa.The International Fifa Fan Fest™ will be supported by Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai/Kia and Sony.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

DAY TWO SUMMARY- LEADING CONTENDERS MOVING TO THE TOP

first_imgAll draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDAY TWO SUMMARYMENS 20’s:The Sharks started their day by recording their first win, a 7-2 result over the Hornets who were on top of the ladder after day one.The Northern Eagles look to be picking up the pace, their 8-3 win over the Barbarians was good for them but not so good for the Barbarians.They followed it up with a 4-2 win over the defending champions, the Southern Suns and cemented their position, second on the ladder at the end of day two.The Sydney Mets are sitting on top after day two, but with a bye still to come the Northern Eagles and Brisbane City Cobras should overtake them before the finals begin.The Cobras spent day two in cruise mode, a 10-2 win over the Barbarians and a 9-2 win over the ACT gave them the chance to relax before the competition heats up again tomorrow.For the ACT and Barbarians the tournament has not been as successful as they would have hoped, winless after 6 rounds the competition will certainly be on to record a win in tomorrow’s final round matches. WOMENS 20’s:The ACT are looking as though they will be tough to be, an impressive 7-1 win over the Sydney Mets (who were undefeated prior to this) sending them to the top of their pool after day two, followed closely by the Mets and the Cobras.The Southern Suns and Hunter Western Hornets both continued on their winning ways, with the Suns winning comfortably 8-2 over the Rebels and the Hornets finding it a little tougher to score, beating the Cyclones 3-1. The Hornets have followed up their good form from the Under 18 Championships last September and are currently sitting on top of pool one, courtesy of their earlier win over the Sharks. They will be tested tomorrow by the Southern Suns in their final round match. The Sharks may have stumbled in their quest for a seventh title in eight years yesterday, but they recovered from their shock loss to inflict maximum pain on a struggling Sydney Scorpions side, 18-0. They then ground out a tough 5-2 win over the Suns to move them to third in their pool.Credit must go to the Scorpions girls, who are still out there and enjoying themselves despite some heavy losses.MIXED OPEN:The first round of the Mixed went as expected, with all the favourites coming out on top. The Mets beat the Cyclones 8-2, the Suns beat the Rustlers 6-3, the Scorpions hurt the Barbarians 12-4 and the Cobras finished with a 10-5 win over the Rebels. The Sharks sat out the first round with a bye, no doubt watching the four teams likely to challenge for the title. The Barbarians and North Queensland Cyclones are the only two Mixed Open teams yet to record a win, although both teams will take positives from the event as they have displayed plenty of good Touch.With three rounds to be played before the finals, it would take a massive effort from the Southern Suns or Queensland Rustlers (sitting two wins behind the Scorpions in fourth place) to knock any of the top four teams off their perch.It looks as though the Mets, Sharks, Cobras and Scorpions are all safely through in the Mixed Open division for 2006.WOMENS OPEN:The Womens Open has been the steadiest of all divisions, with results falling generally as expected. The Rustlers, Sharks and Hornets all cruised through their first day two matches in pool two, but it was the afternoon match between the Cobras and Sharks that grabbed the most attention.In a close and exciting match, featuring some brilliant defense from both sides, the Sharks held off rivals the Cobras 3-1 in a win that lifted them to second on the ladder.The Hunter Western Hornets are sitting third in pool two, but with matches against the Cobras and Sharks tomorrow, they may find the going a little tougher.Despite sitting on top of the ladder in pool two, the Queensland Rustlers were subjected to their first loss of the tournament, a tense 3-2 win to the Cobras sealing the deal that the fight in pool two should be between the leading Queenslanders.MENS OPEN:In pool one of the Mens Open the day began as a one sided affair, the Cobras held no mercy for the ACT, a 12-0 win was one the ACT would like to forget. The Mets and Sharks recorded similar results, 12-4 for the Mets over the Cyclones, while the Sharks left no stone unturned with a 13-2 win over the Rebels.Pool two began in a similar fashion, the Southern Suns destroying the Crusaders 15-1. From all reports it looks as though the Suns have hit their stride and may be more than just a contender come finals time.The Rustlers also came out firing, a 13-2 win over the Eagles making it an all around miserable start for the bottom half of each pool in the Mens Open competition.The one exception to the trend of the morning was the match between the Hornets and Barbarians, with the Hornets emerging narrow 6-4 winners. It was a much improved Barbarians side, with their up and coming young guns providing promise for future events. At the end of day three it is the Suns and Scorpions clearly ahead in pool two, while the Mets, Cobras and Sharks battle it out in pool one.Stay tuned tomorrow for the final round matches and quarter finals at the 2006 NTL!last_img read more

130 kg of soaked dried Afghan heroin seized

first_imgNew Delhi: Special Cell of Delhi Police on Friday said that they recovered about 130 kilograms of soaked and dried heroin being imported under the cover of a basil seed consignment from a container in Navi Mumbai.The consignment originated from Islam Qila, Herat, Afghanistan and took the sea-route to Mumbai via Bandar Abbas in Iran. Two people, a Delhi-based man and a Kandahari Afghan national were arrested during the raids. Total recoveries in ongoing operation now exceed 330 kilograms with a street value of about Rs 1,320 crores. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice identified the accused as Tifal Nau Khez who is believed to be the kingpin of the drug cartel and Ahmad Shah Alokozai a native of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) Manishi Chandra said that after the arrest of one Ahmad Shah, based upon his revelations, a team was dispatched to Mumbai to search for a suspected cargo which was lying somewhere in the vast JNPT Nhava Sheva area of Navi Mumbai. “The team conducted a thorough search at the Customs Bonded area in Maharashtra. A container which was imported by the arrested accused through his contacts in Mumbai from the Bandar Abbas port of Iran was found containing about 260 Jute Bags with Basil seeds,” said DCP Chandra. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsDCP special cell further said that on opening the jute bags, it was found to contain another jute bag covered with thin white colour polythene layering. The inner jute bag covered with thin white colour polythene was found containing soaked and dried Afghan Heroin. Each bag has approximately 500 gms of pure raw heroin. On the directions of his handlers based in Afghanistan, Tifal Nau Khez had setup a reconstitution factory at a flat in Zakir Nagar. He was the one who oversaw all the operations from reconstitution to delivery of processed Heroin in Punjab on the directions of Afghan-based drug lord Haji. Alokozai is living in Delhi for the past few years under the cover of wholesale dry fruits dealer. “This time he was given the of handling the consignment of Basil seeds from Mumbai port. This consignment was also sent by druglord Haji, this time through sea route,” said DCP Cell.last_img read more

Conor McGregor Is Not A Pioneer

Whether it’s a case of friendly cross-pollination or premeditated incest, something curious has been happening between the worlds of boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. The lines between them have increasingly blurred. Never more so, it would seem, than with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s megafight on Saturday on the Las Vegas Strip, which looks to smash pay-per-view and gambling records largely on the strength of combining the top draws from boxing and MMA and packaging the event as WrestleMania.All three sports — let’s call pro wrestling a sport for simplicity — sell. And all three sports have a history of selling, often for a lot of money, on pay-per-view television. WrestleMania, professional wrestling’s flagship event, was occasionally bought by more than a million households, and some recent UFC engagements have brought in handsome sums in the high eight-figures. A few boxing matches in the past three decades have cracked the 2 million mark, all involving Mayweather — among them, his fights against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 and Canelo Alvarez in 2013. The Mayweather-McGregor fight is expected to sell 5 million buys at $99.95 a pop.1For high definition. Standard definition is available for the low, low price of $89.95. At that total, it would top even the mountainous numbers done by the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015. Saturday’s bout could be seen by 50 million Americans. And while that fight could make $1 billion all told in a single night, the early incentives for cross-pollination were poverty and despair. If you’re searching for storybook endings in American life, boxing is one of the worst places to look — and has been for well over a century. It’s left many of its most iconic heroes broke or buried under debt — and in some cases, desperate for a payday.Even after earning upwards of $5 million in his career, former heavyweight champion Joe Louis found himself $500,000 in debt to the IRS and had to keep going until Rocky Marciano literally beat him from the ring and into retirement in 1951. Louis was still in debt but had a crazy idea to try and keep the IRS off his back. Sixteen years before, Louis had knocked out Primo Carnera, a gargantuan Italian former world champion known as the the “Ambling Alp” at Yankee Stadium. Carnera had fought 102 fights over 18 years and, surprise surprise, also managed to leave the sport broke. Before the year was out, Carnera gave professional wrestling a whirl. He was undefeated in his first 120 matches — staged though they were. This all sounded too good to be true for Louis, and so he followed Carnera’s lead. And pretty much every era-defining prizefighter has, too: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson and, most recently, Floyd Mayweather, who took on the 7-foot, 400-pound “Big Show” at WrestleMania XXIV.Prominent boxers have also ventured into MMA’s octagon with not entirely promising results — and this is an actual blood sport we’re talking about, rather than a prearranged show. That list includes former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, three-weight world champion James “Lights Out” Toney and Olympic heavyweight champion Ray Mercer. In what would be both his first and last match, Bowe was knocked off his feet five times by kicks to the shins. He eventually collapsed in the second round clutching his shin, and the bout was stopped. He retired from MMA with a record of no wins and one loss. Toney’s entire MMA career proved even more brief, after losing in the first round to Randy Couture. Mercer fought two kickboxing matches (lost both) before moving on to MMA. He embarked on his MMA career with an exhibition against Kimbo Slice in 2007 and was promptly choked into submission. Yet Mercer gained his redemption in his — to date — only official MMA bout, punching Tim Sylvia’s lights out after all of nine seconds.Brock Lesnar, who in 2002 defeated “The Rock” to become the youngest WWE champion in history, is one of few to make the transition from the staged rings of pro wrestling to actual, professional combat. After first trying his hand at NFL — he got as far as a few preseason games with the Minnesota Vikings — Lesnar turned to MMA in 2006, first fighting in the K-1 Mixed Martial Arts League. Soon the UFC came calling and signed Lesnar, who had been an NCAA champion wrestler for the University of Minnesota, to a contract in 2008; he would go on to fight in several major pay-per-view fights for the UFC, including four that sold over a million buys.McGregor isn’t the first superstar to move from the octagon to the boxing ring. One of MMA’s greatest fighters, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, tried the same thing back in 1998. He faced the not-exactly-household-name Osmar “Animal” Luiz Teixeira and after all of six minutes, Teixeira’s pugilistic skills proved too much for fellow Brazilian Silva. To protect him, Silva’s corner threw in the towel in the second round. Silva’s unparalleled genius in the octagon translated into his losing to someone even charitably described as a journeyman boxer; if this is any litmus test of what to expect from McGregor squaring off against Mayweather — one of boxing’s all-time greatest fighters — the current +400 money line somehow doesn’t reflect it.McGregor isn’t even the first UFC superstar to express an interest in fighting Mayweather. In 2014, MMA’s biggest star, Ronda Rousey, issued a challenge to Mayweather to fight her in an intergender MMA bout. Perhaps Rousey took her inspiration for proposing this fight from the world of boxing, where the first ever licensed intergender fight took place at Seattle’s Mercer Arena in 1999, between 36-year-old boxer and landscaper Margaret MacGregor (no relation) and Canada’s Loi Chow. MacGregor won every round. Only this week, rumors were swirling that Rousey would leave behind her two iconic losses and MMA career to join the ranks of the WWE.Speaking of pivoting to new careers and rising to unexpected heights, the cross-pollination among these fighting sports has recently reached a place of prominence in American life. President Trump, a prominent character in both boxing and professional wrestling, solidified his bona fides for the Oval Office with his tenure on “The Apprentice,” exploiting this dynamic better than anyone.But it didn’t start with Trump, and it won’t end with him, either.Win, lose, draw — or disqualification — Conor McGregor’s antics in the lead-up to his contest against Mayweather have amounted to what would be the greatest audition tape ever sent to Vince McMahon. If that audition were successful, it would make him the first crossover star to participate as a showcase attraction, at the highest level, in MMA, boxing and wrestling. The Triple Crown of spectacle. read more

Onetime Ohio State redshirts look for big role on offense

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. Credit: Courtesy of OSUA typical highly-touted college football recruit hopes to see the field as soon as they arrive on campus, but that doesn’t always happen.Whether a player isn’t big enough, good enough or mature enough to play right away — or if there is simply a more experienced player ahead of them on the depth chart — many have to spend a season looking on as a redshirt.The 2013 Ohio State football team had a handful of hyped-up recruits — and even a couple of returning players — who took a redshirt season. While some of those players still face an uphill battle for playing time, others are set to make an instant impact in 2014.Headlining the group of 2013 redshirts is redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who is slated to start this season for the Buckeyes after senior quarterback Braxton Miller suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder last week. Barrett, who tore his ACL during his senior year of high school, hasn’t taken a competitive snap outside of practice in nearly two years.“(Barrett) had about 300 competitive throws this fall, where when (former OSU backup quarterback Kenny Guiton) went into the game a couple years ago, I think he had six,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said at a Wednesday press conference. “(Barrett) is a meticulous guy.”Before fall practice, Barrett had limited reps as a true freshman in 2013 and split time with redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones in spring camp and during OSU’s Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. In the Spring Game, Barrett completed 17 of 33 pass attempts for 151 yards through the air.Barrett was a four-star recruit coming out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, but still found himself buried behind more experienced players as a freshman. As the depth chart shifts heading into the new season, Barrett suddenly is on the list of key Buckeyes, and he won’t be the only one in that brand-new situation.At OSU’s annual media day on Aug. 10, Meyer rattled off the names of a few different players who weren’t as well-known in 2013 but could make an impact this season.“Dontre Wilson (and) Jalin Marshall are in a heated battle at the H-back position,” Meyer said. “Corey Smith and Michael Thomas have started the battle for top two or three receiver spots, and there is a bunch of guys, just don’t have time to go through them all.”While Wilson is entering his true sophomore season, the other three players Meyer singled out all redshirted last year. Marshall is a redshirt-freshman, Smith is a redshirt-junior after transferring from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan before last season and Thomas is a redshirt-sophomore who played as a true freshman in 2012 before sitting out last year.When a player redshirts for a season, they are allowed to practice with the team but can’t play in games, and retain the year of eligibility. Therefore, a player who redshirts their first season will still have four years of eligibility remaining. A player can also receive a medical redshirt if they sustain a season-ending injury. In medical cases, the NCAA determines whether or not the player will be granted the medical hardship waiver and retain a year of eligibility.Even though Smith is fighting for playing time against established players such as seniors Evan Spencer and Devin Smith, he still hopes to find a way onto the field in his first season playing for the Buckeyes.“I plan on having a big role, just do my best in whatever role it is to contribute,” Corey Smith said at OSU’s media day. “But I plan on having a big role.”OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith had high praise for the transfer student as well, calling him “one of the most talented guys” he has ever coached.“He is very talented,” Zach Smith said. “He has bought completely into the system instilled by coach Meyer, (OSU assistant athletic director for football sports performance) Mickey Marotti and myself.”Outside of Corey Smith, Marshall and Thomas, Barrett might have yet another target who redshirted last season.Redshirt-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh didn’t play in 2013 for his first year on campus and had just one reception for four yards in the spring game, but OSU tight ends coach Tim Hinton said he’s come a long way since arriving in Columbus.“Marcus Baugh has really matured as an individual and as a player,” Hinton said at OSU’s media day. “He’s physically developing. There’s a lot of raw talent.”While Baugh might not be expected to carry the team with senior tight end Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-junior tight end Nick Vannett already on the roster, his development can serve as proof of hard work during a redshirt season.Baugh was initially suspended for the first game of his freshman season after being cited for underage alcohol consumption before eventually redshirting.Like Thomas, redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn saw the field as a true freshman in 2012 before finding himself buried on the depth chart the following year.In 11 games as a freshman, Dunn carried the ball 25 times for 133 yards and even scored a pair of touchdowns, but went into last season behind now former OSU players Carlos Hyde and Jordan Hall, as well as now-redshirt-senior Rod Smith and now-sophomore Ezekiel Elliott in the pecking order.After averaging nearly six yards per carry and scoring a touchdown in the spring game, as well as putting on a strong performance in fall camp, Meyer said Dunn, along with Rod Smith, is firmly in the mix at running back this season, even though Elliott is expected to be the No. 1 on opening day.“I give credit to Bri’onte and Rod,” Meyer said Aug. 17. “Every day they’ve worked their tails off.”Even though their college experience might have started off differently than they hoped, each of these redshirts could be looking to come out fresh and strong for the Buckeyes this season.OSU is scheduled to start its season Saturday against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Womens Hockey Ohio State reaches NCAA tournament for first appearance in program

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) sits on the puck after a save in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 5 Ohio State women’s hockey team has made history — again.The Buckeyes reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history and now have a shot to bring home their first national title with three straight wins. They will face fourth-seeded Boston College (30-4-3, 19-2-3 Hockey East) in the NCAA quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Saturday.After losing 2-0 to Minnesota on Saturday during the WCHA Final Face-Off, the Buckeyes (23-10-4, 14-6-4 WCHA) were named an at-large team an at-large team in the tournament Sunday. Ohio State will compete in the tournament with Clarkson, Mercyhurst, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colgate, Northeastern and Boston College. Each winner of the quarterfinals will advance to the 2018 Women’s Frozen Four. Should Ohio State win, it would face the winner of top-seeded Clarkson’s matchup against Mercyhurst. Second-seeded Wisconsin will host Minnesota. No. 3 Colgate University hosts Northeastern University. Boston College holds the fourth seed in the tournament and hosts the Buckeyes. Following two straight losing seasons, Ohio State made history this season by claiming the program record for wins in a season and at one point was ranked third in the country, higher than ever before in program history. A win in the NCAA tournament would add another improbable feat to the continued turnaround under second-year head coach Nadine Muzerall, who was named WCHA coach of the year.The Buckeyes will lace up their skates and take the ice at the Conte Forum at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. read more

Carragher back Salah for the POTY

first_imgJamie Carragher believes that Mohamed Salah should be rewarded for his fantastic season by being voted as the Player of the year in the Premier League as he will have to fight for it against Kevin De Bruyne.The former Fiorentina and AS Roma player has scored 29 goals in this Premier League’s season so far and Jamie Carragher believes that it is enough to top over Kevin De Bruyne in their race for this award.The former Reds defender spoke about Salah as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“All season I thought De Bruyne would win it.”“About a month ago I said that Salah was on De Bruyne’s coattails but now I honestly think he’s gone past him.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“He scored four against Watford, got the late winner at Palace and then scored home and away against City.”“What Salah is doing is unprecedented. Ronaldo is the only player who has scored that number of goals from playing out wide.”“Even Thierry Henry, possibly the greatest player ever to grace the Premier League, only got 39 goals in his most prolific season ever. That shows the kind of company Salah is in.”“He’s still got five Premier League games left and potentially three more in the Champions League.”“Salah has to win Player of the Year now. You’d be hard pushed to make a case against him.”last_img read more

North Caicos Parents in jail in Provo second child at Social Services

first_img PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute No medical report yet in Capron death Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Oct 2015 – North Caicos was on Friday rocked with news of the arrest of the parents of that five year old boy who was found dead in his bed on September 30. Some are finding it hard to believe the couple could have killed their son, who was a student of the Adelaide Omeler Primary School. Magnetic Media is informed that the autopsy shows that the child’s neck was broken and Police are checking the parents out first in the investigation. Over the weekend, there were many disturbing allegations about the family and a report that the younger son, a three-year old is now with Social Services. At the time of the death discovery, the father of Joas St Louis shared with media his surprise that his young son was dead. The mother and father are being held in jail in Provo now. Related Items:dead, joas st. louis, North caicos, parents jail Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more