Somali Doctor’s Initiatiates a Programme to assist an escalated number of…

first_imgA doctor in Somalia has started a campaign to address mental disorder in the country. The campaign dubbed chain free program is focused on helping the one out of three people suffering from mental illness in Somalia.Somalia’s years of civil war exposing people to violence and trauma with lack of health services to cater to people left those with mental, physical and psychological challenges to confront significant social stigmas on their own according to research.Doctor Ibdirahman Awale has taken it upon himself to assist thousands of victims suffering from mental disorder. Doctor Awale is now campaigning for other health practitioners to join his cause.35 people including doctors, nurses and social workers from across the country have been trained in assisting the mentally ill. Human Rights Watch has a report on mental patients being abused and living in poor conditions in some institutions in Somaliland, the semi-autonomous region in northern Somalia.Months into treatment some of doctor Awale’s patients have started showing signs of improvement at the rehabilitation center. With little funds the doctor has been able to treat more than 15,000 people since 2005 November.People with mental disorder require love and support to overcome the disease according to the doctor.last_img read more

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Darwin Plagiarized Patrick Matthew

first_imgDarwin had to acknowledge that his ideas were anticipated by several others, including Patrick Matthew, by decades.Dr. Michael Weale is trying to set the record straight on Darwin. In this press release from King’s College London, Weale points to horticulturist Patrick Matthew (1790-1874) as the “overlooked third man” along with Darwin and Wallace to conceive of natural selection as a law of macroevolutionary change. Matthew’s term was “natural process of selection” and was described in his 1831 book, On Naval Timber and Arboriculture, 27 years before Darwin’s Origin. Here is the concept in Matthew’s words:“There is a law universal in nature, tending to render every reproductive being the best possibly suited to its condition that its kind, or that organized matter, is susceptible of, which appears intended to model the physical and mental or instinctive powers, to their highest perfection, and to continue them so. This law sustains the lion in his strength, the hare in her swiftness, and the fox in his wiles.”  (Matthew, 1831: 364).Matthew wrote Darwin a few months after The Origin came out. Wallace also acknowledged Matthew’s priority. Weale says,In 1860, Matthew wrote to point out the parallels with his prior work, several months after the publication of On the origin of species.  Darwin publically wrote in 1860 “I freely acknowledge that Mr. Matthew has anticipated by many years the explanation which I have offered of the origin of species”, while Wallace wrote publically in 1879 of “how fully and clearly Mr. Matthew apprehended the theory of natural selection, as well as the existence of more obscure laws of evolution, many years in advance of Mr. Darwin and myself”, and further declared Matthew to be “one of the most original thinkers of the first half of the 19th century”.  However, both asserted their formulations were independent of Matthew’s.In the 3rd and subsequent editions of The Origin, Darwin, under pressure from critics, included a new Introduction acknowledging predecessors who had conceived of ideas similar to natural selection. “The differences of Mr. Matthew’s view from mine are not of much importance,” he said. Darwin pointed out some worldview differences, such as Matthew’s notion that the world underwent several periods of depopulation and restocking from vegetable matter. “He clearly saw, however, the full force of the principle of natural selection,” adding that he had responded earlier in a letter, “fully acknowledging that Mr. Matthew had anticipated me.” Matthew had written with “gracious candor” to Darwin, apparently deferring that Darwin had worked it out with more rigor than he had.But that’s not the whole story. Matthew had gotten under Darwin’s skin for a time. Darwin biographer Janet Browne describes the aftermath of Darwin’s bombshell 1859 book:During those early months, several people claimed to have thought of natural selection first. Patrick Matthew, an obscure but fiery political writer, wrote to the London magazines to draw attention to his book Naval Timber and Arboriculture, published in 1831, in which he had indeed described the mechanism of natural selection…. He [Darwin] took steps to deal with this source of possible controversy quickly and cleanly. He wrote a brief response for publication and made his excuses politely. The last thing he wanted was another priority dispute. Undaunted, Matthew capitalized on the connection for several years afterwards, much to Darwin’s private irritation. (Browne: Darwin: The Power of Place, pp. 108-109).In The Dark Side of Charles Darwin, Jerry Bergman mentions the Patrick Matthew controversy. He quotes Stephen Jay Gould who had noted that Matthew wrote Darwin “to express his frustration at Darwin’s non-citation” of his work. Bergman continues, “In response to Matthew’s evidently valid concern, Darwin merely ‘offered some diplomatic palliation in the historical introduction added to later editions of the Origin.’” To Bergman, Darwin’s first response letter to Matthew in April 1860 “indicates Darwin’s guilt” in the affair. Darwin may not have known of Matthew (see Sutton, below), but once the word got out, “it does not justify the slight Matthew was given ever since.”Weale is aware that Edward Blyth also conceived of a similar operative principle in nature, but notes that to Blyth and others, natural selection was a conservative process set up by the Creator. “Prior to Matthew, the principle of natural selection had been applied as an almost anti-evolutionary concept, as a process that kept species in their place,” he explains. Patrick Matthew, in contrast to Blyth, extended the principle to macroevolutionary change. For that, Weale considers Patrick Matthew to be “the first person known to have proposed natural selection as a mechanism for the origin of species (macroevolution).” Weale has set up a public website called The Patrick Matthew Project to accumulate all the known publications, letters, and biographies of Matthew. Readers wishing to investigate this issue of priority now have access to Matthew’s personal letters to Darwin, and other pertinent documents.Last year in The Daily Journalist, Dr. Mike Sutton documented evidence that Darwin and his friends were aware of Matthew’s ideas before the Origin. Sutton calls this “A Bombshell for the History of Discovery and Priority in Science.”To date, there has been no hard evidence to prove that Darwin’s or Wallace’s work was influenced by Matthew. However, newly discovered literature reveals seven naturalists cited Matthew’s book before 1858. Three played key pre-1858 roles facilitating and influencing Darwin’s and Wallace’s published ideas on natural selection. They are: Loudon – who edited and published Blyth’s acknowledged influential articles on evolution; Chambers, author of the ‘Vestiges of Creation’ –  which both Darwin and Wallace also acknowledged influenced their work; and Selby – who, in 1855, edited and published Wallace’s Sarawak paper. These new discoveries mean that Matthew now has full scientific priority for the theory natural selection.So why do we speak of Darwinism, and not Matthewism?A number of excuses for crediting Darwin over Matthew are offered at Weale’s website: (a) Darwin had come upon the mechanism independently (although Weale acknowledges the possibility Darwin was aware of Matthew’s priority; see bullet #6 on Weale); (b) Darwin was the better scientist; (c) Darwin spent more time developing the idea, etc. But one possibility not discussed is that maybe Patrick Matthew’s ideas were not naturalistic enough.  On the “Recurrent Themes” page, Weale says:Matthew believed in a purposeful, designed, anthropocentric universe [bold in original here only]. This was already clear from a letter that Matthew wrote to Darwin in 1871 (when Matthew was 80), but it was unclear whether this might have been a late-in-life conversion. Wells (1973) argued that this world view extended to Matthew’s younger life, based on scattered references to a “benevolent Providence” and “we never see a provision of nature without a sufficient reason” contained in Emigration Fields (1839, pp. 4, 123, 217), and also to references to variation in nature being for an “apparent use” and to life under natural selection displaying “unity of design” in On Naval Timber and Arboriculture (1831, Excerpts 4 and 2). One might excuse these latter comments as shorthand for “use to natural selection” and “body plan”. However, I have now found a new article from 1849 that also contains a reference to a competitive spirit “implanted for wise ends” in human nature, and several articles from 1860-61 that endorse the idea that Matthew’s world view was consistent and purposeful throughout his life, as befits a man of strong conviction.There appears to be a mystical or vitalistic streak in Matthew’s world view that would be unacceptable to today’s evolutionists. But that fact should not disqualify his priority. Wallace, similarly, accepted spiritualism to some extent, and as Michael Flannery has documented, believed in a version of intelligent design, particularly for the origin of human intelligence and reason. There is no question, however, that Darwin’s view was wholly mechanistic. Perhaps that is the main reason Darwin’s name has been synonymous with evolution ever since, with a little help from the P.R. tactics of his X-Men, Thomas Huxley, Asa Gray and Charles Lyell (see 3/03/08).Read Bergman’s book, and Browne’s excellent biography of Darwin, to see how Charlie was a scheming scoundrel. Then read Darwin Day in America to contemplate the wreckage Darwin’s earthquake produced in the entire intellectual culture for the next century and a half, right up to the present day.But lest we give the impression that Matthew, Darwin, Wallace or any of the lot deserve credit for some great scientific discovery, we remind our readers that “natural selection” is a restatement of the “Stuff Happens Law” (SHL) a vacuous, unscientific “empty set” of a theory if there ever was one. It is not a law of nature. It is the abandonment of scientific explanation. Why? Because mutations are due to chance (stuff happens), and the environment is blind and unconcerned for what living things do (stuff happens). Neither “selects” anything. If you add chance to chance, what do you get? Chance! And if your scientific explanation amounts to chance, you have simply thrown up your hands, and said, “Stuff happens.” That is the opposite of science. Giving the SHL a catchy name like “natural selection” is a mere fig leaf over a naked concept. So who cares if Matthew thought of it first? Imagine the debate: “I said Stuff Happens in 1831” Matthew complains. “No, I thought of Stuff Happens independently!” Darwin responds. What a bunch of know-nothings.For support that this is indeed the case, read what William Dembski says in his new book, Being as Communion (2014). After quoting Richard Dawkins’s bluff about natural selection being nonrandom, Dembski responds:Dawkins’s attempt to minimize the role of chance in evolution is misleading. The fact remains that the creative potential for Darwinian processes come from variations: “Unless profitable variations do occur,” noted Darwin, “natural selection can do nothing.” But, within Darwinism, any such profitable variations are random (for instance, within neo-Darwinism, variations result from genetic copying errors). Moreover, given Dawkins’s materialism, these variations must be sifted through a selection process that itself is the result of accidental forces of nature. To say that selection is nonrandom is therefore like saying that once a die is cast and has landed, the face that appears is nonrandom. True enough, but getting there certainly involved a good deal of randomness, and the same holds for natural selection if materialism is true. (Dembski, p. 142).This agrees with our claim that “natural selection” is all about chance, and if a scientific explanation offers nothing but chance, it is equivalent to saying “stuff happens.” This means that Darwin, Wallace, Matthew—the whole lot of them—are nothing but “empty talkers and deceivers” (Titus 1:10). Should any of these “waterless clouds, swept along by winds” (Jude 12) be celebrated for explaining God’s green Earth without God? (Visited 154 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Geocaching along El Camino de Santiago, Spain

first_img A pilgrim from Mexico explains what he knows of geocaching to his Swiss friend, who has just downloaded the Intro app “Buen Camino” is the traditional wish and sometimes a goodbye for all the pilgrims. Stitch81 and MissJenn at The Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas Octopus: that’s what’s for lunch! So delicious when prepared with special spices and a bit of olive oil. Festival dancers all dressed up await their turn on stage in León. The exquisite meseta is not all flat. This long hill gave me quite the heart-pumping climb. View of the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, where many pilgrims end their journey. I sat at a tapas bar and enjoyed super fresh seafoods like scallops with shrimp, grilled to order. One of my first views of the sea as I approached Finisterre. Metal sculpture at Alto del Pérdon, altitude 790 m and very, very windy. This bridge, Puente de la Reina, was constructed by Queen Doña Mayor in the eleventh century so pilgrims would have an easier time over this wide river crossing. Abandoned boots make a good flower vase and comic relief. Traffic jam: I had to wait for thousands of sheep (literally) to pass before I could continue. One of many sunrises I greatly enjoyed along the way. We were graced with a double rainbow as we entered Castilla y León. The sign says: “ Take what you need. Leave what you can.” Yellow arrows mark the Camino. The white/red blazes identify this specifically as the Camino Francés. Backpacks from a Philippine-American, a Dutch woman, and a Swede, each with a scallop shell symbolising the Camino. Gorgeous window at the Cathedral in Burgos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I left several MissJenn trackables that can be adopted by the people who find them. superprizz from Malta finds a geocache in Spain with a new friend from Seattle. Some days the walk took me right past the grapes in one vineyard after another. Tasty! “Buen Camino” is the traditional wish and sometimes a goodbye for all the pilgrims. In the shadows created by another beautiful sunrise, I found a geocache at the ruins of El Convento de San Antón Share with your Friends:More By Jenn SevaGeocaching Along El Camino de Santiago, SpainHave you ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage?Just as summer turned into autumn, I was fortunate enough to walk across Spain. Literally. Those 1,043 km took me over 3 mountains, flat through 7 days of the exquisite meseta (plateau), and across more than a thousand years of Spanish Catholic history. Those kilometers also brought me conveniently near several remarkable geocaches. And bonus: two new country souvenirs! This pilgrimage is called El Camino de Santiago.I began my 38-day walk in the misty French town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Although I had gotten a late start that morning, I still walked against the pilgrim traffic towards the cache at La citadelle to earn my France souvenir: magnifique! Later that day, I walked from France into Spain, over the Pyrenees.Clockwise from left: Karin and Milene find a cache together. Amber finds her 1st geocache.On the second day, my new friend Amber asked me what this game is all about. The best way to explain geocaching is to show it, of course! At first, we DNF’d at Caminante No Hay Camino… which is ironic given what that cache title means. We found success at Brujeria – Sorginkeria – maravilloso! – and only because this Dutch woman also speaks Spanish and helped me understand that the hint (pío, pío) is about birds: something not immediately obvious to a non-native Spanish speaker like me. Amber’s first find had a very creative container, and we secured that additional country souvenir.Walking farther west, we stumbled upon a German-style T5 experience at Casa Paderborn, Pamplona: märchenhaft! I estimated the cache height to be some 21 feet or so off the ground, well beyond the 14-foot ladder I borrowed (a ’14-foot ladder’ is probably called something different in a place where they don’t measure things in feet.) My pilgrim friends and 10 cyclists who happened to be resting below the tree did not understand what was happening. Even I was pretty amazed that WAY UP THERE is where my day went, in a dress, no less. They asked me from the ground: ¿Qué encontraste en el contenidor? What did I find in that container? Adventure and a great story to tell, that’s what.The Casa Paderborn, Pamplona cache brought me additional joy because I had helped to develop the Paderborner Land GeoTour in Germany. This pilgrim hostel and this geocache both represent a sisterhood between the city where I was and a city that hosts a GeoTour! My worlds were coming together in delightful, mathematically unlikely ways.German-style T5 experience at Casa Paderborn, Pamplona.By the time I got to La Cruz de Hierro, I was in my 4th week of walking. One of the most significant and powerful moments along the pilgrimage route, I had every intention of finding this geocache as a personal milestone. As it turned out, the significance and power of the moment itself caused me to forget about all about geocaching; instead my thoughts went to so many other far-off places. I recorded that as a memorable DNF since I had intended to find it and once within a few meters of the cache, I simply forgot to look. Has that ever happened to you?Right outside the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela is a shadowy geocache called A sombra da Quintana de Mortos. Finding it at night when the lights are on makes for the best experience: architectural factors at the location combine, creating the magical illusion of a pilgrim forever tethered to the cathedral walls. It’s quite an improbable combination: the bumps on the cathedral walls were built independently of the simple pillar that creates the shadow. Further, the electric lights were added hundreds of years later. This is not something included in a typical guidebook. This is something I found only because of geocaching.Clockwise from left: Sombra with Hans photo by Suzanne, MissJenn walking to the Cruz de Ferro, Walking the Camino, At the finish.Signing each of those geocache logs reminded me how geocachers have more than just geocaching in common. My stories intertwined with other pilgrims’ narratives as they each made their way one step at a time towards the city of Santiago de Compostela just like I did, but differently than I did. For example, the logs show that Dauby had started in Prague while I started walking just over Spain’s border with France. I read that the Canadian 3 Bearss were pawing through caches, always just a few days ahead of me. I actually met Maltese superprizz in person in Burgos (at a cache owned by my friend and Community Volunteer Stitch81) and we must have had very different paces since we didn’t run into one another again. Stitch81 himself had walked his own Camino many years ago, and he gave me sound advice and helped me with critical provisions.It will take me ages to process all my many stories about this awe-inspiring, multi-faceted experience called El Camino de Santiago. At least I have now told you about some of the caches that helped make it an even better adventure.What is the longest distance you have walked while geocaching? <> SharePrint RelatedExploring Belize and Guatemala One Geocache at a TimeOctober 21, 2014With 2 commentsAre you crazy?!? No, I’m Radu! Geo-cycling through 16 countries in 5 months.November 13, 2017In “Community”Ahoy New Souvenir! — Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 18, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

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Now Silverlight Does Augmented Reality Too

first_imgSLARToolkit – Silverlight Augmented Reality 3D projection sample from Rene Schulte on Vimeo. Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… chris cameron Last year, the ARToolkit, a fundamental building block for creating augmented reality applications, was ported to Flash in the form of the FLARToolkit. This was a watershed moment for AR, as it became exponentially easier for Flash developers to create their own augmented reality experiences. Before then, AR had been a high-tech concept that experienced developers and companies had been experimenting with; by becoming more accessible to Flash developers, AR took off in popularity last year.Now, in 2010, the ARToolkit has once again been ported, this time to Microsoft’s Silverlight platform. German .Net developer Rene Schulte recently released the SLARToolkit which will allow augmented reality applications to run in Silverlight. “SLARToolkit is a flexible Augmented Reality library for Silverlight with the aim to make real time Augmented Reality applications with Silverlight as easy and fast as possible,” says Schulte. “It can be used with Silverlight’s Webcam API or with any other CaptureSource or a WriteableBitmap.”The SLARToolkit supports detection of multiple markers, both from simple black and white, and custom markers, and is based on the Matrix3DEx Silverlight library. The port to Silverlight is another important step for augmented reality, and could lead to the further expansion of AR both on the desktop and on mobile devices running Windows Mobile. Earlier this month we saw Adobe Flash and AIR gain support on the Android Mobile OS, and Flash on the iPhone has been a recurring rumor since the device was first released. AR may not be the biggest mobile market, or a killer feature for mobile phones, but with the expansion of the ARToolkit to Silverlight, and the Flash support on Android, it has taken a big step toward wider exposure to more users. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Paid Hulu in 2 Months (or Less)?

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Hulu rumors resurface once again. This time, two sources have been cited by a Reuters report confirming, for what seems like the thousandth time, that indeed Hulu is poised to roll out a subscription service. And like the sources quoted last month by the L.A. Times, this will start soon – perhaps even within the next month or two. The only new information in today’s report is that this supposed paid version of Hulu may now be making its way to other devices, including Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. With no official confirmation, not to mention a complete lack of details regarding launch dates, pricing plans, device support, program offerings, etc., you may wonder why the Hulu rumors are reported again and again by numerous technology publications (including, uh, this one). The reason, beyond of course the fact that Hulu is one of the most-beloved U.S.-based services for online TV-watching, has to do with how completely inaccessible it is on anything other than your personal computer. Due to various restrictions put in place by the content owners (the studios and rights holders for the TV programming and movies Hulu hosts), the service is tied to the desktop and regularly blocked on other devices that try sneaky methods to access it elsewhere. Hulu: Blocked Everywhere You GoHulu has, in the past, blocked home theater freeware program (and now set-top box) Boxee, mobile phone Web browsers (both the default browsers on smartphones and Flash-enabled ones like the iPhone’s “Cloud Browse” app and the cross-platform SkyFire), the TV browser Kylo, TV.com, anonymous proxies, workarounds that trick Hulu into thinking you’re using a desktop browser and not an Android phone, PS3 Web browsers and pretty much anything else you can think of. In other words, in an increasingly mobile world, Hulu is nowhere to be found. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Subscriptions: Will You Pay?But that may be about to change, if the Reuters and L.A. Times sources are telling the truth. According to the latest information, the long-rumored subscription service is definitely a go and will arrive on multiple devices, including the Xbox and iPad. Hulu, as a rule, doesn’t comment on speculation and rumors, but a recent NY Times interview with Hulu’s chief executive Jason Kilar hinted at a pay-for-access business model. “We’re certainly open to subscriptions as a complement to an ad-supported model,” he had said at the time, giving Hulu fans hope that they’ve clung to for months. One source here at ReadWriteWeb told us they had, ages ago, seen with their very own eyes the Hulu iPhone application, but that the company wasn’t ready to release such an app until a business model could be worked out. Now, it seems Hulu is ready to test paid subscriptions. Currently, the service has been limited with regard to episode line-up and choice. Some networks don’t participate; some only offer smatterings of content and for hit shows; only the most recent handful of episodes are available. This latter problem doesn’t permit “catching up” on a series or getting involved with a show that’s been on for several seasons, unfortunately. But under the new subscription model, customers could get access to older episodes for $9.95 per month, starting with hit shows like “Glee” and “Saturday Night Live,” sources told the L.A. Times in April.Now, the question is: Will people pay? Economically, this may be the very best time to find out. Due to the recession, everyone is trying to save money by cutting expenses – especially luxuries like cable TV. Instead of paying for a large cable bill, a $10-per-month subscription to Hulu could, in theory, provide just enough TV to make going cable-free finally worthwhile. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Tags:#Trends#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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ESL Shipping Becomes Owner of Bulker Alppila

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: ESL Shipping Finland-based dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping, part of Aspo Group, has acquired bulk carrier Alppila from SEB Leasing.As explained, the acquisition was made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the lease agreement signed in 2011.The 20,499 dwt Alppila is a self-unloading bulk carrier specially built for Baltic Sea operations. The ship is equipped for Finnish winter conditions and capable of operating even in the northernmost ports of the Baltic Sea.With a capacity of 23,361 cbm, the vessel features a length of 156 meters and a beam of 25.2 meters.Constructed by ABG Shipyard in India in 2011, Alppila flies the flag of Finland.According to ESL Shipping, the transfer of ownership is expected to improve the company’s profitability already for the second half of 2019.ESL Shipping’s fleet currently comprises 21 vessels with a combined total deadweight tonnage of about 335,000 tons.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens basketball returns from abroad to face Pittsburgh

Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) drives the lane during a game against VCU on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86.Credit: Nina Budieri / Lantern photographerComing off its trip to the Virgin Islands, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to return home on Wednesday to face Pittsburgh.The Buckeyes are 4-3 overall after going 2-1 in the Paradise Jam tournament last week. Freshman guard Asia Doss said she was satisfied with the team’s performance in the tournament but still sees room for improvement.“I think we all did pretty good,” Doss said. “We still have areas to get better, but I think we did well as a team.”Doss said one of the highlights of the trip came in the final game of the tournament against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. OSU made a comeback at the end of the second half and eventually won the game in double overtime.“The third game (against Florida Gulf Coast) I think showed that we can fight through adversity,” Doss said. “We all came together as a team.”The Buckeyes hope to take the experience from playing in the tournament and apply it on the court against Pittsburgh. Coach Kevin McGuff noted that OSU shares similarities with the Panthers.“They’re a little bit like us,” McGuff said. “They have some young kids so they have some up and down moments but I think they’re pretty good.”Heading into the game, freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell leads OSU in scoring, averaging 27 points per game, and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. McGuff praised Mitchell for her ability to adapt at the collegiate level.“She has really good instincts and feel for the game,” McGuff said. “I think that’s important because it’s a faster game in college than you’re used to, you’re seeing better defenses, so you have to have high IQ and good instincts to adjust quickly to that.”Another key for the Buckeyes will be the play of freshman forward Alexa Hart. Hart recorded a season-high 20 points and 18 rebounds in the win against Florida Gulf Coast. Mitchell, who played AAU basketball with Hart, said she and Hart are on the same page when on the court.“Our chemistry is really there,” Mitchell said. “When I know she’s playing and she’s ready to go, she’s ready to go.”The Buckeyes might be without redshirt-sophomore forward Kalpana Beach for the time being. Beach suffered a leg injury during the Paradise Jam tournament and is listed as day-to-day. McGuff said Beach didn’t suffer structural damage and her status for the game is unknown.Beach missed each of the past two seasons with ACL injuries.OSU is scheduled to play the Panthers at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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Mens Basketball Second half surge secures No 15 Ohio States 7371 win

Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) dribbles the ball down the court during the second half of the game against Cleveland State on Nov. 23. Ohio State won 89-62. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State seemed to have a comfortable game ahead as the team took the court for the first time since Dec. 5. With 5:09 to go in the first half, the Buckeyes had a 37-25 lead as sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson recorded a team-leading 13 points and six rebounds. Bucknell, who was playing in its first game since Dec. 4, shook off some rust from the start, going on a 15-0 run at the end of the first half, hitting three 3s in that span and taking a 40-39 lead into halftime. Bucknell continued to make it close at the end of the game, bringing the game to within two after junior guard Avi Toomer hit a 3 with 20 seconds left to bring the Bison to within two points. But Ohio State secured its ninth win of the season, forcing the Bison to shoot 30.8 percent in the second half to close out a 73-71 win against Bucknell. Redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods knew Bucknell had an affinity for the deep ball, coming into the game with 180 3-point attempts, which was something, especially in the first half, Ohio State was not able to stop. “We knew that going in, but lack of detail on our end as players. Not paying attention enough to stop their runs with the 3s and everything,” Woods said. “Some way, somehow we found a way to win the game.” From the start, Wesson was the main point of attack for an Ohio State offense that did not seem to miss a beat despite its 10-day break. A 6-foot-9, 270-pound forward, more than 30 pounds heavier than any player on the Bison roster, Wesson scored or assisted on each of Ohio State’s first 15 points, beginning the game with three assists on the first three scores. Wesson finished the game with a career-high 22 points, connecting on six for 11 from the field and nine of 10 from the free throw line, with a season-high  rebounds, which ties a career high, recording his first career double-double.Ohio State outrebounded the Bison 39-29 in the 2-point win. Even with the mismatch down low for the Bison, Bucknell found a way to stay in the game, making nine of 17 from 3 in the first half, with senior forward/center Nate Sestina, sophomore forward John Meeks and Toomer combining to make six of nine from deep. And this was something Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann was expecting to see. “They have five guys in their starting lineup that are going to shoot 3s,” Holtmann said. “If they get on a roll and start making 3s, it’s going to be a long night for us.” Ohio State freshman guard Duane Washington tried to integrate that aspect into the Buckeyes’ offense, scoring eight points off the bench, including two 3s. But the Bison continued to pick at the Ohio State defense from deep, a defense that has failed to allow 40 points or more in a half this season prior to Saturday’s game. After Bucknell senior guard Kimball Mackenzie hit a 3 with 3:24 left in the half, the Bison chipped away Ohio State’s double-digit lead, taking the lead after sophomore guard Jimmy Sotos hit a 3 with 36 seconds left in the half, Bucknell’s first lead of the game. The hot Bucknell offense carried over into the second half as the Bison came out on a 9-2 run, taking advantage of a cool Ohio State offense that made only one of its first five field goal attempts. The Bisons led by as much as eight points in the second half. After freshman guard Luther Muhammad hit a jumper to lower the Buckeyes’ deficit to six points, Ohio State hit its next six attempts from the field. Woods hit two 3s, helping the Buckeyes to an 10-0 run, retaking its lead with 12:22 left in the game. Woods hit 3 of 6 shot attempts in the second half, including 2-of-2 from 3, finishing the game with 13 points in 27 minutes off the bench. Senior guard C.J. Jackson also stepped up, recording eight points, six rebounds and three assists in the second half. Jackson’s six assists were the most he has recorded in a game since March 2. After Sotos hit a jumper with 10:25 to go in the second half, Bucknell did not connect on another shot attempt until 2:33, connecting on two of its 17 field goal attempts. This was something that Holtmann and the coaching staff planned to adjust for the second half: creating pressure on the outside that he said was not there in the first 20 minutes of play. In the second half, Bucknell hit on three of 13 from deep. “We were pressing the ball more. We put more pressure on the ball, so they couldn’t make pinpoint passes to how they was in the first half,” Woods said. “Pressure on the ball and everybody rotating and actually closing out, it kind of stopped their rhythm a little bit.”  But Ohio State struggled offensively late as well, failing to record a field goal after Muhammad’s layup with 5:38 to go in the game. After Bucknell’s 13-4 run to end the game, bringing the Bison to within two points, Holtmann said he, as the head coach, has to place his players in a better position to succeed at the ends of halves. “It’s a little bit tricky when you are up with a 10-point lead and the other team’s kind of throwing in shots, but I have to do a better job of getting out guys finishing games better, not just making free throws, but our offensive possessions,” Holtmann said. With Bucknell’s game plan and what it does well, Holtmann felt that this could be a closer game. But he said Ohio State will define itself as it overcomes adversity, such as Saturday afternoon’s performance. “I think it’s a step. I don’t think we are there yet,” Holtmann said. “I did think we would play in a lot of close games this year and I thought this could be one. And I think that is when we will see leadership at its best.” No. 15 Ohio State will try and continue its winning streak at home against Youngstown State at 7 p.m on Tuesday. Updated with quotes from Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods at 3:13 p.m. read more

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Gattuso refuses to rule out AC Milan return for Ibrahimovic

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso won’t refuse to rule out re-signing birthday boy and old teammate Zlatan IbrahimovicThe one and only is celebrating his 37th birthday today and has been linked with a surprise return to Milan on a winter loan deal in January from LA Galaxy.Speaking ahead of Milan’s Europa League game with Olympiakos, Gattuso remained silent of the prospect of bringing back the former Milan star for a second spell with the club.“Today is his birthday, so I wish him many happy returns,” said Gattuso on Football-Italia.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I’ll only speak about the players I have available, ask Maldini, Leonardo and [Paolo] Scaroni. Today I just want to wish Ibra a happy birthday and wish him all the best.”“It’s not easy to return after the injury he had, so I wish him all the best on his 37th birthday. [Gonzalo] Higuain can be as devastating as Ibra, he has less physicality but he brings us a lot of quality.“In terms of character it’s a lot more stressful to train with Ibra, Zlatan raises the tension. Pipita, on the other hand, is always willing to make his teammates smile.”Ex-Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson revealed that Ibrahimovic once dumped Gattuso into a trashcan during an argument in the changing rooms.last_img read more

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Reus Dortmund passed the test of manhood

first_imgBorussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus insists they were made to suffer in “brutal” fashion against Atletico Madrid, despite winning 4-0 on WednesdayThe Bundesliga leaders handed Atletico a shock 4-0 thrashing at Signal Iduna Park in Group A of the Champions League.Goals from Axel Witsel, Raphael Guerreiro (twice) and Jadon Sancho gave Dortmund a great win.But Reus insists that the scoreline does not reflect on the “brutal evening” their Spanish visitors gave them.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s sensational! We had to suffer a lot, especially in the second half. Atletico really turned up the tempo. But we had the ball more from the 60th minute onwards,” Reus told Sport1.“Atletico had a lot of respect for us. It was a brutal evening for us. We passed the test of manhood, not just because of the result, but because of the way we got it. We knew we had to suffer. I’m extremely happy with the team.”Dortmund now leads Group A with a three-point advantage over Atletico, who can take their revenge in the return fixture on November 6 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.last_img read more

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