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Ohio State womens soccer earns NCAA tournament berth hosts Dayton

OSU junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles the ball during a game agaisnt Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 1-2. Credit: Sam HarrisThe Ohio State women’s soccer team’s season added at least one more game to its season Monday night after the Buckeyes were selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament.OSU finished the regular season with a 10-6-3 (4-4-3 Big Ten) record, and will host the Dayton Flyers in the first round at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, with a 6 p.m. scheduled kick-off.  The Flyers come to Columbus with a 9-9-3 regular season record, also having captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship.This tournament bid marks the 11th time the Buckeyes will compete in the NCAA Tournament, and is the seventh in the last eight seasons. OSU joins seven other Big Ten teams in this year’s tournament, including Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan and Nebraska. With their last matchup being on Oct. 26 versus Penn State, the Buckeyes will have had a total of three weeks’ rest before Saturday’s game.  Dayton presents a tough lineup for OSU, as junior forward Alexis Kiehl is tied for the NCAA lead in total goals scored this season with 20. The winner will move on to the next round, facing either Northern Kentucky or West Virginia, who OSU played in the regular season. read more

Ohio State baseball splits 4 in Snowbird Classic loses 2 against Indiana

Then-sophomore pitcher John Kuchno (45) throws the ball during a game against Northwestern May 6, 2012, at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe clink of aluminum bats has returned as Ohio State’s baseball team began their season in Port Charlotte, Fla.The bats started out hot for the Buckeyes as they won their first two games against Connecticut and Auburn, but then lost two in a row to Indiana State.In Sunday’s game against the Indiana State, sophomore right handed pitcher Jake Post started on the mound for the Buckeyes. He gave them four good innings, but errors allowed three unearned runs to cross the plate for Indiana State.Freshman pitcher Tanner Tully came on in the fifth and gave up another run in the sixth before the Buckeyes began a nice rally in the bottom half.A balk and an error plated two runs and left the bases loaded for senior outfielder Tim Wetzel. He hit into a fielder’s choice that scored two more as sophomore first baseman Zach Ratliff turned it into a double steal.OSU gained its first lead in the eighth after three doubles from freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson, sophomore infielder Craig Nennig and Wetzel.With a 6-4 lead heading into the ninth, junior pitcher Trace Dempsey came in to try and seal the deal, but gave up four runs on four hits to give the Sycamores an 8-6 advantage.Indiana State freshman pitcher Ryan Keaffaber stymied the Buckeyes to earn the two game sweep.“I liked the way we battled today,” Wetzel said Sunday. “It was nice to get the all of the young guys experience. It can happen with a young team, so you have to be ready to go every day.”Coach Greg Beals was disappointed with the outcome of the final game, especially after how his team battled so far back.“Today was a big lesson for us,” Beals said after the loss. “We have the ability to play really bad … and to come back like we did. The game is humbling, but we need to do all the necessary work to make sure we’re ready to go out and play.”Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer began his collegiate career starting on the bump for Saturday’s tilt with the ISU. His start did not go as planned, though, as he gave up a three-hit, two-run first inning.Dawson got the Buckeyes back in it in the fourth with a three-run homerun off junior Brad Lombard. Dawson finished the day going 3-4 in his first collegiate game.The Buckeyes wouldn’t score again though and ISU took advantage of their inept bats, scoring two more runs off Farmer and another three off freshman right handed pitcher Adam Niemeyer for a 7-3 win.The early game Saturday against Auburn matched up a pair of southpaws as the Buckeyes’ junior Ryan Riga and the Tigers’ senior Michael O’Neal were starting on the mound. Both lefties pitched brilliantly as each went six strong innings and only gave up four hits each.The difference was redshirt-junior Josh Dezse’s RBI single in the fourth. After missing all of last season with a stress reaction, Dezse was the designated hitter for each game and didn’t miss a beat.That run was all the Buckeyes needed, as Griga didn’t allow a run before handing it off to redshirt-senior pitcher Tyler Giannonatti for the seventh. Dempsey came in to finish the final two innings for his first save of the season and sealing the 1-0 victory for OSU.“I felt good, but obviously it was a lot more important for the team getting this win,” Riga said. “It gives your more confidence for tomorrow.”Friday’s season opener against the Huskies started off shaky for the Buckeyes as senior pitcher Greg Greve started out the game giving up two runs in the top of the first. He quickly settled in after that though and the offense made up for those early runs in impressive fashion.With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic hammered a ball over the centerfield fence for a grand slam and the Buckeyes’ first runs of the season. His blast energized both the offense and defense as they didn’t allow another run, but added four more of their own for an 8-2 win.“I was just trying to put something in play and help the team win,” Bosiokovic said. “Fortunately I hit it over the fence.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play UCF Friday in Orlando. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. read more

Boston Red Sox select Ohio State pitcher Travis Lakins in 6th round

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins (1) delivers a pitch against Illinois on May 2, 2015. OSU lost, 6-5.Credit: Elliot Gilfix / For The LanternThe Ohio State baseball team may have narrowly missed out on postseason play this season, but it finally had some reason to celebrate during the second day of the 2015 MLB draft.Right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins became the highest OSU player drafted since fellow righty Alex Wimmers went 21st overall in 2010. The Boston Red Sox selected Lakins in the sixth round — 171st overall — on Tuesday afternoon.Lakins, a hard-throwing product of Franklin, Ohio, is coming off a sophomore season in which he went 4-4 with a 3.75 ERA in 15 starts. He struck out a team-high 84 in 96.0 innings pitched.Lakins’ final start of the season was arguably his strongest, as he neutralized Iowa’s lineup to the tune of six hits and one run allowed over eight innings in the opening game of the Big Ten tournament. However, a blown save in the ninth following Lakins’ departure gave the Hawkeyes the 3-2 victory.In the righty’s freshman campaign, he was used primarily out of the bullpen, where he made 23 of his 25 appearances. In 55.0 innings of work, he fanned 55 batters and compiled a 2.45 ERA, the second best on the team.He later made headlines after his freshman season when he threw a perfect game on June 20, 2014 while pitching for the Chillicothe Paints in summer ball. He struck out 14 in the perfect game against the West Virginia Miners, which was the first in the history of the Prospect League.Should Lakins choose to sign with Boston, the slot value for the 171st pick is $287,500, according to Baseball America. He was previously set to play for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League this summer alongside outfielder Ronnie Dawson.The 2015 draft marked the fourth consecutive year at least one OSU player was drafted, following John Kuchno in 2012, Jon Pellant, Brett McKinney and Brad Goldberg in 2013 and Greg Greve last season.The MLB draft is scheduled to conclude with the 11th through 40th rounds on Wednesday. read more

Lille in desperate need of €30m

first_imgLille are in a desperate rush to raise €30m in sales in order to comply with the French football financial watchdog “the DNCG”Les Dogues’ were in serious danger of being demoted to Ligue 2 for this season by the DNCG after failing to sell players during the January transfer window to make room in its financial space.Now GetFootballNewsFrance reports that Lille’s financial problems remain and that they must generate €30m from player sales before the end of the month.Should they fail to do so, then they will next punishment from the DNCG.As a consequence, Lille will be unable to use their new signings Loïc Rémy, Rafaël Leao and Jérémy Pied.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Winger Anwar El Ghazi is one of the players that Lille will likely sell with Ligue 1 rivals Rennes & St Étienne having both expressed an interest, while English Championship sides Aston Villa and Leeds United have also been linked.Although the Dutchman agent, Jorge Mendes, is yet to comment on the player’s future.Nicolas Pépé and Adama Soumaoro have also been linked with an exit from the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.Lille finished in 17th place in the 2017/18 Ligue 1 table and one point above the relegated Toulouse.last_img read more

Gallagher gives opinion on Liverpool penalty claim

first_imgRef. Dermot Gallagher believes match referee Kevin Friend made the correct call by awarding in favour of Liverpool during their 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s side earned the decisive spot-kick before half-time when Pascal Groß was adjudged to have fouled Mohamed Salah in the 18-yard box.Salah got up to convert the penalty kick, but once again drew criticism from fans and pundits alike for the ease with which he went to ground.This comes after the Egyptian earned a controversial penalty against Newcastle United on boxing day.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Now, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has given his opinion on the incident and insists that Kevin Friend made the right call.“It was a clumsy tackle – if you watch, he catches him on the back of the thigh with his left leg, it is just clumsy, he has gone down and I think it is a penalty,” Gallagher says, according to Liverpool Echo.“And again, the referee [Kevin Friend] is in a decent position and as Salah is shaping to shoot, he catches him on the back of the leg and he has only got one leg on the ground, so he is going to go over.”last_img read more

Improving and transforming San Diego Countys transportation system

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Several community leaders gathered Friday to take first big step in creating a new regional transportation vision.A joint meeting of SANDAG Board and Policy Advisory Committees came together to consider initial ideas for transforming the existing system. KUSI Newsroom, Improving and transforming San Diego County’s transportation system Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 26, 2019 Posted: April 26, 2019last_img read more

Frances Fillon vows to battle on

first_imgFrench presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon waits prior to take part in a broadcast interview at a set of French TV group France 2 in Paris. Photo: AFPFrench conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Sunday staged a show of support to bolster his flagging campaign before bluntly rejecting demands from within his party to quit over an expenses scandal.After holding a flag-waving rally in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, Fillon defiantly said he would pursue his campaign, even as rumours spread of plans to dethrone him as his party’s candidate.Asked in a TV interview whether he would quit, Fillon said: “My answer is ‘no’. Above all else, I see no reason to do so.”“No-one today can prevent me being a candidate,” he said.Senior members of Fillon’s Republicans party have called for the 63-year-old to step aside as he is to be charged over allegations he gave his wife a taxpayer-funded fake job.Fillon had previously promised to quit if he were charged but has since pulled back from the pledge.He portrays himself as a victim of injustice who intends to put his case directly to the people.The party leadership is to meet Monday evening to discuss Fillon’s candidacy, but he dismissed suggestions they could remove him.“Withdrawing my candidacy would lead to a political impasse for the right and the centre,” Fillon said.Fillon was the frontrunner in the race until Le Canard Enchaine newspaper alleged in mid-January that he paid his wife Penelope and two of their children nearly 900,000 euros ($950,000) as his parliamentary assistants.A new poll released Sunday confirmed he was losing support fast and would be eliminated in the first round of the election on April 23.Most surveys show far-right leader Marine Le Pen and 39-year-old centrist Emmanuel Macron would progress to the runoff on May 7.Waiting in wingsEarlier Sunday, Fillon gave a speech to tricolour-waving supporters at the Trocadero Square on the opposite bank of the Seine to the Eiffel Tower.He apologised for the expenses scandal but said he was sure he would be proved innocent.His team claimed 200,000 people attended the rally but AFP reporters put the turnout in the tens of thousands. Police said the maximum capacity of the square was about 40,000.Alain Juppe, a 71-year-old former prime minister, indicated to AFP on Friday through his entourage that he could be ready to replace Fillon as the rightwing candidate.Juppe tweeted on Sunday that he would make a statement at 0930 GMT on Monday in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, where he is mayor.The same Kantar Sofres OnePoint poll released Sunday showed Juppe would qualify for the second round if he ran in Fillon’s place. The survey of 1,027 people was carried out on March 2-4 and therefore before Fillon’s Paris speech.A replacement would have to be named before a fast-approaching March 17 deadline to collect the 500 signatures from elected officials that a candidate needs in order to stand.Despite Fillon’s defiance, there were fresh calls for him to stand aside.Christian Estrosi, who leads the southern region around Marseille, said he and two other senior rightwingers would meet Fillon on Monday to urge him to “withdraw graciously”. Key members of Fillon’s team have already abandoned ship.In the TV interview, he again alleged the fake jobs probe is politically motivated.“Of course it is aimed at stopping me being a candidate,” Fillon said, complaining that rumours had even circulated that his wife had tried to commit suicide over the scandal.British-born Penelope Fillon broke her silence earlier Sunday, telling Le Journal du Dimanche she had carried out “a lot of different tasks” for her husband during his lengthy career.She had also urged him to “keep going to the end” but said only he could make the final decision.Police raided the Fillons’ country manor house near Le Mans on Friday and their Paris apartment was searched a day earlier.Authority undermined? Fillon, a devout Catholic and a former premier, beat Juppe in the Republicans’ primary in November, pulling off a surprise victory by campaigning as a “clean” candidate.He has pledged to slash 500,000 civil servants’ jobs but the allegations about his expenses have led to barbs that his moral authority has been undermined.Juppe, who is more centrist than Fillon, was given a suspended jail sentence in 2004 over a party funding scandal.The accusations against Fillon have added to an already unpredictable race.Le Pen, 48, campaigning on an anti-immigration and anti-EU platform, has sought to capitalise on the anti-establishment sentiment that propelled US President Donald Trump to power and led to Britain’s vote to leave the EU.Polls currently show however that Le Pen would be beaten in the runoff by either Macron or the conservative candidate.last_img read more

NC State Postgame Quotes

first_imgStory Links (About having a goal for points off turnovers) “Forty-two (laughs) No, I don’t have a goal.  We missed it by five. There are enough statistics to worry about and that is not one of them we worry about.”  (On the team forcing more turnovers): “I don’t think it’s a pack line (defense). I never should have said we were a pack line team. It’s taken a life of its own. It’s man-to-man defense. I think our guys are playing aggressive on the ball. We’re doing a better job of chesting the ballhandler when he’s driving down the lane. We’re not perfect. It’s not like we have 6-7, elite, athletic defenders. I mean Khwan (Fore), CC (Christen Cunningham), Ryan (McMahon), Darius (Perry) are small guys, but they’re doing a good job. Our threes and fours are doing a good job. Our fives are athletic enough to hedge on screens. I do think individually we’ve stepped on guarding the ball better. Sometimes when teams are over aggressive, they make more mistakes, quite honestly, than we force.” (On the large amount of turnovers with Markell Johnson out) “When you look down at our turnovers, I thought guys weren’t willing passers. We had the opportunity to make some plays, we had the opportunity to hit some open guys, and when we did we were successful. I thought when we dribbled and went one-on-one, that’s where our turnovers came from.” (On forcing turnovers) “Positioning, I think, for the most part. NC State’s used to playing quick. We talked about that a lot with our team. They play quick in the shot clock. They don’t necessarily reverse the ball side-to-side. So, if we can have some position off the ball and present a crowded floor and be tight in our gaps and do what we do, we felt like there could be some turnovers that, quite honestly, are unforced or simply because of our positioning. It’s not how we’re built. We’re not built to turn teams over. We try to keep the ball in front of us, which is a huge challenge when you play a team with the guys that they have. They’re down a man, he’s probably the best on their team at getting to the lane, so we’re fortunate to play an undermanned team tonight. And then, (redshirt senior guard) Torin Dorn is a tornado getting to the rim, so it’s a big challenge.” Chris Mack, UofL Head Coach(Opening Statement) “Start off by saying I think we beat a really good team. Told Kevin (Keatts) after the game, ‘He’s got some dogs. He’s got some junkyard dogs that play hard from the very beginning of the game to the end.’ When you can beat a team like that, you know you stepped up to the challenge because he’s got some dogs. Those guys play extremely hard. They play very confidently. They offensive rebound despite their size—this is the first time we’ve been hit like that on the offensive glass maybe since Michigan State, and it’s not like we didn’t address it. So, you tip your hat. I’m just glad that it wasn’t our demise, didn’t lead to us losing the game. We have to be better on the glass. Their style of play really tries to turn you over. For them to have more turnovers than we did, that was based on our positioning. I thought we kept the floor crowed as much as we could. They’re a big-time one-on-one team. Just guard your yard, guard that dude in front of you. Sometimes, they make tough shots, that’s why they’ve got a very good team. We feel very fortunate, us getting to the line 29 times, I know a few of those were down the stretch when they were fouling at the end. We thought with their aggressiveness and how often they foul, if we strong with the ball, we would have some opportunities to get to the line.” (On Ryan McMahon defense) “The charge at the end was awesome. We’ve been working really hard on to be there for our buddy. You can’t always keep the ball in front of you, they have good players on the other side they give out scholarships. We’ve run a lot of charge drills in practice. It was great to see Ryan had the presence of mind and the ability and the toughness to step over to take a charge. In what really was a critical moment a game-ending type play. We still had free throws to make and do what we needed to do but he made a big time play on the defensive end. He’s grown immensely.”  (On what made it difficult to stop NC State from hitting three-pointers): “We have to cover their pick-and-roll and they run it every time down the floor. They put two guys in the far corners – you saw the game – they put what I call a paired side opposite the ball, five-man sets the ball screen and roll right down the middle. Whoever you help in on, they have more size than we do, outside of (Braxton) Beverly. So they’re looking over our guards and whoever you pinch in, help on the roll, they’re going to hit. And if you level hedge it or don’t extend your five-man too often, then they play downhill and they get in the lane and they draw fouls and they play drive-kick basketball. So we opt to push the ball as far as we can away from the basket so our three zoned-up defenders have more air time to cover whatever look happens. But when you spread the floor with four players that are terrific offensive players, it’s hard. It’s hard. But we did it well enough. And at the end we actually put our five-man on their three or four and they kept setting it with their five and we just switched it and we never felt like we had a speed mismatch.” (How was Louisville so successful getting to the foul line?) “I thought they drove it. I thought they were aggressive. Even when you look at it, I thought they started off early taking threes. In the first half, I want to say they made four three-pointers. They made four in the second, but I thought they were aggressive. And certainly, I have to go back and look at the film, because one of the things we’ve got to do is we’ve got to clean it up. We can’t put a team on the free throw line 29 times on their home floor.”(What was the game-plan against Jordan Nwora?) “I thought we did a good job against Jordan. We wanted to be there on the catch. What a year he’s having. He’s playing as good as anybody in the conference. As a matter of fact, he’s probably playing at an all-conference level. But we wanted to force him into tough shots, and beat him on the catch, and I told our guys did a great job with that.”(From watching film and then seeing him in action tonight, with Khwan Fore, what do you see him doing for them at the off-guard spot?) “When you look around college basketball, and we had a couple last year, and we’ve got a couple on our team this year. Those guys are changing the game. When you talk about graduates, guys who are a little bit older, who’ve been through it a little bit. For us last year, it was Al Freeman and it was Sam Hunt. Also, we’ve got a couple guys in Eric Lockett and Wyatt Walker and even Torin Dorn’s a fifth-year. He’s just playing his role. He understands he’s in a program where he wants to win. He understands that if he plays as a team and does a great job, then he will have the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament. He’s big for them. I think he’s one of those guys who’s a great defender, makes shots and he’s playing great basketball.”(How close was Markell Johnson going?) “We put him through shoot around today, and I thought he was about 65 percent. Didn’t feel good about it. And I’ve said this to my folks all along: Until I feel that he’s 95 to 100 percent, he probably won’t play.” (On Khwan Fore’s night) “Khwan is that guy, he is a jack of all trades who does whatever the team asks. He makes big time plays. He guards the other team’s best player on the perimeter a lot of times. For a while there in the second half, State just went to full-court man-to-man pressure. Just because CC (Christen Cunningham) is our point guard, doesn’t mean all the other guys get to be let off the hook, sorry buddy you must dribble the ball up against pressure the entire second half. We have two options when a team is pressuring us like that in terms of our one and two getting open. We can throw the ball into them if they’re not in the zone press, or run and jump and whoever catches the ball clears everyone out. That was our way to get CC from really getting worn out from their full court pressure and it didn’t effect what we were doing on the other end.” (About offensive rebounding and second chance points) “I would tell you, the reason they didn’t convert a lot of them I thought a lot of them were 50/50 balls that weren’t right next to the basket. I think Walker got one, but our guards have to join the party they have to block out. Most teams don’t send but two guards to the offensive glass, NC State sends four guys, which first if we can get the rebound we can get up the floor and find ourselves in great advantages in transition, which we did. But, we had to do a better job of getting those 50/50 balls and longer rebounds and that’s probably why they didn’t convert necessarily to points.”center_img (About NCSU missing Johnson and Mack saying he wouldn’t get another technical foul)  “I didn’t, that’s fake news (laughs). I would tell you that we felt like State plays very, very quickly into the shot clock in the half court. I don’t know if it led to their turnovers but our whole thing was, come down that initial ball screen happens – they’re trying to strike off of it. And it may not be because you squeezed in and they got a shot off it, just a simple throwback to the man sort of replacing behind that ball screen, he goes one-on-one. We talked a lot about going one versus three, whoever has the ball it’s a big challenge keeping it in front of you and whoever was to your left and your right, just try to get as tight as you can without giving up a drive-kick to your own man. Sometimes when a floor is crowded and sticky, it hurts the other team, and NC State doesn’t practice that way.  You have to understand, we all practice against ourselves everyday, so we see nothing but pack line we don’t see a lot of pressure defense. NC State conversely pressures all the time in practice, I’m sure they’re denying everywhere. So when a ball screen happens the floor is a lot more open for them in their practice and it just sort of builds habits. You can put non-scholarship, scout guys, walk-ons in there but it’s not going to simulate the athleticism and the size that they present when they’re pressuring or when were in our path.” (On the scouting report on Dwayne Sutton) “Dwayne’s been playing well. When you look at him, he’s changed his game a lot, he’s making threes now. We wanted to do a great job of keeping him in front. I thought our guys in the first half were more aggressive as far as attacking off the dribble and making the right play. Consequently, I thought he got some quick fouls.” Print Friendly Version [It was your first game back in the Yum Center since you left a few years ago. How did you feel, what were your nerves being on the other sideline for a change?) “I told everybody that this is my third time back. I brought my Wilmington team back here when we played Louisville a couple of years ago. And then we came back and played a tournament and played UMKC and also Utah Valley. This is a special place to play. When they made their run, I thought that they got loud. I thought that their guys fed off it. We turned the ball over a couple times and the crowd got involved in it. Certainly we wanted to try to keep the crowd off. But it’s a great arena with a great fan base.” (Louisville has been a good rebounding team this year, but you guys outrebounded them by 12. Is that a point of emphasis for you guys right now?) “We’ve a great rebounding team the entire year. We’ve done a great job especially on the offensive end and I thought my guys did a great job tonight getting 15 offensive rebounds. We do a good job going to the glass. It was a great game and I told you, when I look at it, my disappointment comes because we turned the ball over too much.” (On team’s performance) “I’ve got a couple of answers. I’ll start with (sophomore forward) Jordan (Nwora). Without watching the film, especially in the second half, I was really pleased that he didn’t let his offensive, maybe a down night for him, affect his intensity and being locked in on the defensive end, it didn’t affect him, which was huge for our team. I don’t know if he had the maturity two months ago, but that’s what it takes to win sometimes. You see a lot of articles, not saying that you people were writing them, that talks about us being a one-man show at times. He goes over 0-for-7, 3-for-12, which is for him, more the exception than the rule, and for us to do that and still win the game against a top-25 team says a lot about the other guys on our team that stepped up tonight. (Redshirt junior) Dwayne (Sutton) was tough because I felt like he never really got going. He did have a huge steal from behind. He did a great job playing with three fouls. We opted to sit him out early in the second half, not start him. We were going to go another four minutes, but by then, what are you saving him for? He’s probably going to feel like he’s never a part of the game, so he got around 16 minutes in the second half, but I don’t think he had a great night. He won’t be down in the mouth in the locker room, I can tell you that.” (On defending the high hedge) “Obviously, they do a great job and Chris (Mack) mixes defense up. He’s done a great job of switching one through five, and at times he splits it all with his five-man. We had some early success, and late in the second half, we didn’t get around the corner enough to find those guys.” (On whether Markell Johnson will play Saturday) “I don’t know. My main objective is to make sure of these student-athletes’ safety. If he doesn’t feel good about it and the doctors don’t feel good about it, he won’t play. Hard for me to make that determination right now. Certainly, we’re going to look at him again tomorrow, and we’ll try to throw him into limited action tomorrow for when we start preparing.”(On the team doing too much by rushing shots and committing offensive fouls) “I wouldn’t say too much. I didn’t think we shared the basketball. Coming in, we talked about, because they do a good job of pack line defense, making the extra pass. I thought we dribbled, dribbled. I told them, ‘You’ll get yourself in trouble when you dribble the basketball and you don’t make the extra pass.'” (On NC State defense in the paint against Louisville big men) “We tried to get it into the paint. We kept throwing it in there. We made that run at the end of the first half. We kept trying to feed it into Enoch. They had Helms at the four because their two fives were in foul trouble; and we want to beat that thing in there. You must understand they were extending so hard. They’re pressuring; it’s like when that quarterback drops back, you know the receiver is open down the field. Problem is you have three defensive tackles in your nose and that is how we felt a little bit. When we got it down there for the most part Steven (Enoch) was converting. We tried to In the second half, Steven has to catch it a little deeper, that’s not Malik’s strength right now. We had enough balance and we did what we could to work the ball down there. Give NC State credit for their pressure.” NC State Head Coach Kevin Keatts (Opening statement) “As I told my team after the game, another tough ACC battle. When you look at this game, what a great game it was. I thought both teams played extremely hard. Chris [Mack] has done a really good job with his team and the program where it’s at right now. The story of the game, for us, the big telltale for us was we turned the ball over 23 times, which is really not characteristic of us. And also Louisville was able to score 37 points off those turnovers. A big difference, I didn’t think we did a great job getting to the line, and we only had five points from the free throw line. So when you add all of that stuff into it, then surely you end up losing the game by seven points. But, great game. I like where my team is at. We’re playing hard and we certainly have done a great job at cleaning up some stuff. We’ve got a short turnaround before we play Clemson on Saturday.”last_img read more

Developing better nanoelectronics by understanding nonadiabatic effects

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “Basically,” Michele Lazzeri tells PhysOrg.com, “the Born-Oppenheimer adiabatic approximation tells us how atoms are vibrating.” This adiabatic effect is used to describe phonons, which are modes of vibration that have been quantized. “It’s basic textbook stuff in solid state physics,” Lazzeri continues, “but sometimes the Born-Oppenheimer adiabatic approximation fails.” Citation: Developing better nano-electronics by understanding nonadiabatic effects (2008, June 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-06-nano-electronics-nonadiabatic-effects.htmlcenter_img This failure is known as nonadiabatic effects. However, even though the existence of such has been speculated about since the 1960s, measuring – and understanding – how nonadiabatic effects affect solids has been difficult, especially in terms of distinguishing them in new materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. (It is important to note that graphene and nanotubes hold a great deal of interest in nanotechnologies, they are considered as potential components for future nano-electronic-devices.) Lazzeri, along with A. Marco Saitta, Matteo Calandra and Francesco Mauri, all at IMPMC at the University of Paris 6, have created a theoretical framework for explaining nonadiabatic effects, and their differences from adiabatic effects. Their work has been published in Physical Review Letters: “Giant Nonadiabatic Effects in Layer Metals: Raman Spectra of Intercalated Graphite Explained.”“Our work is really a scientific curiosity,” Lazzeri explains. “Efforts have been made to use Raman spectroscopy to detect and measure these nonadiabatic effects in metals.” Nonadiabatic effects can be used to explain certain properties seen due to Raman scattering, including linewidths and shifts. “It’s really about understanding basic principles in quantum mechanics.”What prompted the present work was actually work that the University of Paris team had done earlier, looking for nonadiabatic effects in graphene. “It turns out that graphene dependence to phonon frequency on doping, or adding electrons, is due to nonadiabatic effects.” However, the difference between the adiabatic and the nonadiabatic was not very pronounced in graphene, making it difficult to measure. So the Lazzeri and his peers wondered what would happen if they used layered metals that were truly three dimensional, rather than closer to two dimensional, as graphene is.“We realized that when you have layered material, like the intercalated graphite and the MgB2 [magnesium diboride] used in the experiments we studied, you can do Raman scattering to excite the phonons to where the Born-Oppenheimer approximation fails,” Lazzeri says. This is done, he explains, by probing with a laser direction that is perpendicular to the layers. “We found that the difference between the adiabatic and the nonadiabatic effects were huge in these cases,” he continues. “The difference is much more spectacular in the graphite than in the graphene we studied before.”Lazzeri hopes that the information and first principles that the team articulates can be applied going forward to other new materials to be used in future nano-electronic devices. “It does have a technology application,” he insists. “The study of vibrations is not only interesting from a purely scientific point of view,” he continues. “As a matter of fact, vibrations provide us with one of the most direct access to the properties of matter at the microscopic level.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.last_img read more

NSD marks its presence at National Film Awards

first_imgThe 60th National Film Awards last week brought to light that the National School of Drama (NSD) is still the most proactive trainer in the industry, giving graduates an edge before and behind the camera in tinsel town and on stage.Five graduates the country’s premier drama school made the grade on the honour roll of the 60th National Film Awards. While filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia got the award for the best movie Paan Singh Tomar, Irrfan Khan won the best actor prize. Annu Kapoor and Dolly Ahluwalia got the the best supporting actors and actress award, respectively, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Industry watchers say the roster casts the spotlight on NSD, known for its intensive production-oriented training and focus on traditional theatre with international and regional exchanges. Set up in 1975 under the Ministry of Culture, NSD offers a three-year course that covers body language, martial arts, Sanskritic and western traditions of acting. It has two outreach wings – the theatre in school programme and the repertory company that takes theatre to children and to the regions. Senior NSD repertory artist Sukumar Tudu said: ‘A holistic training in acting and stage production can sustain an actor in the long run. Tigmanshu (Dhulia), Irrfan (Khan), Dolly (Ahluwalia), Nawaz (Nawazuddin)… they were all trained in traditional and western theatre methods at the school…the NSD training gives them substance and ease to fit into any character on the stage.’last_img read more