Ohio State senior attack Eric Fannell scored five goals in the Buckeyes dramatic comeback 11-10 overtime victory over Maryland on April 22 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State’s bid for its first-ever Big Ten tournament title fell just short as it lost to Maryland 10-9 in the finals of the Big Ten men’s lacrosse tournament at Jesse Owens Stadium. This is the second consecutive Big Ten tournament title for Maryland and sixth overall conference title for the Terrapins. The win comes on the heels of their fifth straight regular season conference title (third straight Big Ten title), and their 31st overall. This was the Buckeyes’ second appearance in the tournament final game. They fell to Johns Hopkins 13-6 in 2015.Maryland junior midfielder Connor Kelly kicked off the scoring nearly three minutes in when he scored his first goal of the night off an assist from senior attacker Matt Rambo. OSU responded quickly, however, receiving three straight goals from sophomore attacker Jack Jasinski, redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Pfister and junior defenseman Freddy Freibott. With his team down now by two with 6:44 remaining in the first quarter, Kelly again put another tally on the board for the Terrapins, this time coming off an assist from senior midfielder Ben Chisolm.The second quarter began much like the first, with a goal from Kelly coming three minutes into the quarter. His teammate, junior attacker Tim Rotanz, received a pass right in front of the net and buried his 22nd goal of the season to put his team up 4-3.Freshman attacker Tre Leclaire, OSU’s leading goal-scorer, scored his 39th goal of the season to tie the score at four for the Buckeyes three-and-a-half minutes before the end of the half.The Terrapins took the lead early in the second half, but senior attacker Eric Fannell tied the game at five on a perfect pass from LeClaire, leading Pannell right in front of the net for a goal just over the goalie’s shoulder.Kelly scored his fourth goal of the game early in the fourth quarter to give his team the lead, but Leclaire quickly put up a pair of goals separated by only 1:25 to put the Buckeyes ahead 7-6.Just nine seconds after Leclaire’s second goal, junior defenseman Bryce Young tied up the game with his first goal of the season. Maryland later took the lead on Rambo’s 34th goal of the season and third point of the game.OSU tied the game shortly thereafter, but Maryland’s one-man-wrecking crew Kelly scored his fifth goal of the game with 6:46 remaining in the game. Fannell, already with one goal in the game for OSU, became the Buckeyes’ second player in the game with multiple goals when he tied the game up at nine with 5:53 remaining. With just 3:27 remaining on the clock, senior attacker Colin Heacock gave Maryland the 10-9 lead, in what would later prove to be the game-winning goal.
OSU then-redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello competes in a match against Arizona State on Nov. 13.Credit: Courtesy of OSUWith a roster full of talent like Tom Ryan’s, the Ohio State wrestling head coach is often asked what keeps his team motivated. His answer this fall: the NCAA national championships taking place in Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena during the upcoming season. March 15-17 will see Buckeye fans descend on the city of Cleveland to observe Ohio State wrestling as it makes yet another run at a team national championship along with what could be multiple individual crowns. Senior heavyweight Kyle Snyder remembers the feeling of winning the national championship in 2015 and believes that winning another — this time in the Buckeye state — would make it even sweeter. “This couldn’t be a better storyline,” Snyder said. “We win it as a team when I was a freshman and now as a senior, as a leader of this team, to be able to compete on home turf basically in Cleveland with tens of thousands of Buckeyes there watching us. It really couldn’t be a better ending to my career if we all go out there and wrestle as hard as we can and win a team title.”Ryan, citing ESPN statistics, pointed out that more fans from Columbus watched the NCAA championships last season than in any other city in the country. Those fans might get to see the team in person come March. As far as members of his team, many of them wrestled in front of large crowds at the Schottenstein Center during their high school state championships, and they want that feeling again, Ryan said. “These guys are fired up that it’s in Cleveland,” Ryan said. “We’ve had a huge response in number of tickets that people want to get into the arena and it’s in the [Quicken Loans Arena], which should be pretty cool. It’s definitely something that we’re excited about.” In particular, the event has special meaning for two of Ryan’s wrestlers: redshirt seniors Nathan Tomasello (125 pounds) and Bo Jordan (174 pounds). The two are decorated veterans looking to lead their team to a national championship, and were both born and raised in Ohio. “For Nate and Bo in particular, as seniors, to have the national championship in your home state, I can’t think of anything as a student athlete growing up in Ohio that could be greater than that,” Ryan said. Jordan expressed his desire to go toe-to-toe with formidable opponents at nationals in Cleveland in his quest to claim not only a team national championship, but also his first individual national championship in his backyard. “It’s really cool,” Jordan said. “I don’t know if the national title has ever been here before or if it has been, it’s been a while, as long as I can remember. We’re real excited about that, bringing it here to Ohio and being able to have the fans here. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Nobody on the wrestling roster grew up closer to Cleveland than Tomasello, a product of Parma and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Parma, Ohio, about 10 miles south of Cleveland. “It’s very important,” Tomasello said. “I consider Cleveland to be more my home. I’m really pumped that nationals are going be there at the [Quicken Loans Arena] and just having a lot of support. That’s where I grew up, that’s where everyone has helped me get to where I am now.”Tomasello said the prospect of competing at the NCAAs in Cleveland reminds him of when he wrestled at the Walsh Ironman tournament in high school within walking distance from his school and near where he grew up. Competing in his city is something the redshirt senior thrives on. “There was so much support in that tournament, I just fed off of that energy in that environment,” Tomasello said. “That energy is something that I can see in Cleveland with all the Ohio State Buckeye fans there and just people that have supported me my whole wrestling career. That’s what it makes me think of.”
The Ohio State Men’s Basketball team played Indiana on Feb. 10 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Ohio State won 55-52. Photos by Casey Cascaldo Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) and Indiana sophomore forward Justin Smith (3) reach for the jump ball as the Ohio State-Indiana game begins on Feb. 10. Ohio State won 55-52. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor
Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy gestures as he arrives at the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) headquarters in Mumbai on April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File PhotoSubrata Roy-owned Sahara Group Aamby Valley is now up for auction at a reserve price of about Rs 37,000 crore, as the Bombay High Court on Monday announced the sale of the luxurious property near Pune.The auction notice was published inviting potential bidders for the city that has several amenities such as golf course, airport, hospital, adventure sports, retail, entertainment, international school and hospitality.According to the notices issued in newspapers the official liquidator of the court has set a reserve price of Rs 37,392 crore for the lease of properties of the Aamby Valley City in Lonavala. The auction, was announced after Sahara failed to deposit dues towards refund to investors. Last week, the Supreme Court had rejected Sahara’s plea to hold on to the auction, reported NDTV Profit.Official talks to start the process of selling began last month, where Sahara’s chief lawyer had opposed the auctioning process and asked for 18 months time to pay the balance of around Rs 9,000 crore.”The Official Liquidator hereby invites the Prospective Bidder(s) to submit their KYC Form and on qualification, invites bids from Intending Bidder(s) along with an amount of Fifteen Percent (15 per cent) of the Reserve Price as Earnest Money to be paid through RTGS or NEFT for the sale of the Aamby Valley City through Auction I or Auction II,” the notice said.Aamby Valley City Development is spread over 6,761 “undulating acres of verdant expanse, is nested amidst picturesque environs of the great Sahyadri Mountain range,” as quoted by NDTV Profit.Last month, the Supreme Court extended Subrata Roy’s parole to October 10. He was arrested in March 2014, for the failure of Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd and Sahara Housing Investment Corp Ltd. The court ordered him to return 24,000 crore to the investors.
Share Harris County Flood Control DistrictMore than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began.The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) said Friday it has completed a county-wide effort to remove downed trees and other storm debris that blocked the bayou drainage system since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas more than a year ago.More than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began shortly after the storm at an estimated cost of $8.9 million so far.In recent months, crews have removed more than 25,000 cubic yards (7,042 tons or 642 truckloads) of debris from Buffalo Bayou, and 14,000 cubic yards (3,978 tons or 327 truckloads) from Cypress Creek.Removing debris from within the county’s 22 watersheds was a priority because downed trees and other storm debris can impede storm water flow and increase erosion, especially along natural forested channels.Debris has included refrigerators and other large objects washed into the channel, as well as six automobiles.The Flood Control District is working to secure funding for its disaster-related storm debris removal efforts from FEMA. Approximately $2.5 million have been received so far in disaster aid for channel debris removal.Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek debris to the Flood Control District’s Citizen Service Center at this website or by calling (713) 684-4197.
Kolkata: The state government is planning to come up with a mat (madur) hub at the Vidyasagar Industrial park in Kharagpur, to give a big boost to the industry. A portion of the land at the industrial park has already been earmarked for setting up the proposed hub.Sabang in West Midnapore, located at a distance of less than 40 kilometres from Kharagpur, is known for churning out mats of international quality, which are acclaimed all over the world. More than 55 percent of the total mat production in the country comes from the Sabang block, which has 13 gram panchayats under it.More than 90 percent of the population in Sabang earns a livelihood by manufacturing mats. A village haat (fair) held every Tuesday in Sabang witnesses people from all parts of the state, including the neighbouring states of Odisha and Jharkhand.”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is familiar with every nook and cranny of Sabang and she is patronising the development of the mat industry. The push given by the state government has ensured that the artisans involved in the manufacture of these mats face no difficulty in getting bank loan. There are 16 nationalised bank branches in Sabang block at present,” said Trinamool Congress MP Manas Bhuniya, who had been a six-time elected MLA from Sabang.When Bhuniya was the state Cottage and Small Scale Industries minister, the Bengal government in 2012 launched the “Natural Fibre Mission” and included the development of skill of artisans and supply of tools and equipment for rural people associated with making products from natural fibres like jute, bamboo, coir, mat, sabai grass, cotton and silk.Several rural haats were conceived and gradually the condition of the people involved with the industry improved. “The Centre has stopped funds for this progamme, but the initiative and interest of the Chief Minister has kept the ball rolling in the state,” he added.Bhuniya’s wife Gita Rani, who is an MLA from Sabang, is also in talks with some NGOs to boost the marketing of the mats. The state government will soon come up with two ‘Karmatirtha’ in Sabang, which will contribute to further development of the industry.The Bengal government had hosted the first edition of Madur (Mat) Mela, solely dedicated to mat weavers, on Digha sea beach in January.
23Mar Bellino: More money coming to fix Michigan roads, and it’s about time By state Rep. Joe BellinoMy Chrysler minivan and I share your pain when it comes to the terrible condition of Michigan roads.Potholes threaten to become our state symbol this time of year, with repeated freezes and thaws taking huge bites out of pavement. You’re sick of it. I’m sick of it. Everyone who uses Michigan roads is sick of it.But now there’s good news to share about Michigan roads. An additional $175 million for transportation projects statewide was signed into law this week, and most of that money will be headed to local road agencies to make urgently needed repairs right away.The extra money – in addition to what was previously budgeted – comes without higher taxes or fees. The money is already available because various state government departments did not spend as much as originally projected during the previous budget cycle.That’s exactly how things should be done. Smart budgeting should free up resources to spend on what’s most important to residents, and improved roads certainly is high on that list.Southeast Michigan road crews will soon have extra cash to make our roads smoother and safer. Monroe County will receive an estimated additional $1.2 million, while Wayne County will receive $6.48 million. Cities and villages within the counties are in line for money on top of that, including Monroe, Flat Rock, Rockwood, South Rockwood, Carleton, Maybee and Estral Beach.Coupled with money for state projects, these funds will help address the region’s most pressing road and bridge needs.The added funds are not enough to fix everything, obviously. We should be doing even more to fix our roads, and I will continue to fight for more Southeast Michigan road funding in the upcoming negotiations for our next state budget.(State Rep. Joe Bellino represents the 17th District in Michigan, including parts of Monroe and Wayne counties.) Categories: Bellino News,News
Danish cable and telecom operator TDC saw its TV base continue to decline in the first quarter, with the loss of 56,000 TV customers year-on-year to the end of March.The company had 1.225 million TV revenue-generating units at the end of March, down 17,000 on the previous quarter.TDC has announced initiatives to stabilise and return the TV business to growth following its move to create separate a separate customer-facing entity – Nuuday – alongside an infrastructure arm.The group has struck a deal with Nordic Entertainment Group to carry English Premier League coverage. Half of the matches will be available exclusively on YouSee’s new TV and streaming channel Xee from August 2019.Organic gross profit from TV was down 5.9% thanks to the decline in subscribers combined with margin erosion of 1.8 percentage points to 47.0%. The decline in margin was driven by higher content cost, partly due to the inclusion of streaming services in TV packages and was only partially offset by TV ARPU growth of DKK5 year-on -year as a result of price increases.TDC also saw its fixed broadband base decline by 7,000 in the quarter to 1.057 million.Overall, TDC saw revenue decline by 0.6% in Q1 to DKK4.304 billion (€576 million). EBITDA was down 3.9% to KDD1.698 billion.“2019 is a crucial year in which we focus on transforming TDC into two leading units that will shape Denmark’s digital future. We invest significantly in building the best digital infrastructure of the future and in delivering the best digital customer experiences and the best entertainment. It is a transformation that will take time and require investment, which means that our financial results in the short term will be affected by many moving parts,” said Allison Kirkby, CEO of TDC Group.