jim harbaugh rutgers trash talkIn sports, saying a team “laid an egg” is a popular expression, used when a favored squad comes out and doesn’t play up to its potential. Usually, “laying an egg” means the team loses the game.Michigan hasn’t really come out flat this season under Jim Harbaugh. At 8-2, it lost its opener at Utah and in the final seconds against Michigan State. In eight victories, the Wolverines have pretty much played as they are supposed to.So perhaps that’s why Harbaugh had this funny response today when asked why his team hasn’t “laid an egg” following a road win at Penn State. Harbaugh on why U-M never laid egg: “Analogy doesn’t resonate with me.I don’t like comparing humans to chickens or any other type of animal.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 21, 2015Harbaugh is never boring. He’s…unique. But not boring.
Michigan Football’s 2016 schedule poster is out. But one of the team’s division rivals isn’t exactly thrilled with the way it looks.Michigan Football dropped its 2016 schedule poster Monday morning, and per usual, it features the logos of the 12 opponents it’ll face during the regular season this year. But one – Maryland – is a bit unhappy with some changes the Wolverines made to its mark. Maryland’s logo, for whatever reason, doesn’t feature the flag bar that typically runs below the famed “M.”Maryland called out Michigan on Twitter. The Wolverines have not responded.Coming soon. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/V18zMKMoX3— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 21, 2016Is the rest of our logo coming soon? #RespectTheFlagBar https://t.co/M5ZoE4PUSn— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 22, 2016For reference, here’s what Maryland’s logo actually looks like.It’s also worth noting that Michigan did not put Ohio State’s real logo on its poster. That’s clearly some kind of shot at the Buckeyes.We’re not sure if a logo mixup will provide motivation for the Terrapins this year – but perhaps that game is now a little more interesting.
CALGARY – Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) says it will meet corporate production guidance this year despite losing an average of 3,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the third quarter from U.S. operations it suspended while hurricane Harvey rampaged through Texas.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer says the earlier-than-expected startup of a natural gas processing plant in B.C. this week will boost Canadian production enough to make up for the setbacks in Texas, as well as natural gas production lost due to recent third-party gas plant and pipeline outages in Western Canada.It says the new plant near the Alberta border in northeastern B.C. will allow its production of light oil produced with gas from the Montney underground formation to double in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same period of last year.The plant wasn’t expected to come on stream until after the end of September. Encana plans to quickly fill the plant to capacity by drilling and completing wells in the area.Another Calgary producer, Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE), reports its third-quarter production will be down by about 2,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day due to its suspended operations in Texas during the storm which hit in late August.In both cases, the lost production amounts to one per cent or less of overall annual output.
If you need to visit urinal frequently in the night, get your blood pressure checked as researchers say it may be a sign of hypertension. “Our study indicates if you need to urinate in the night – called nocturia – you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess fluid in your body. If you continue to have nocturia, ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and salt intake,” said study author Satoshi Konno of Tohoku Rosai Hospital in Sendai, Japan. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe study examined the link between nocturia and hypertension in the general Japanese population. The researchers enrolled 3,749 people who had an annual health check in 2017. Blood pressure was measured and information on nocturia was obtained through questionnaire. Nocturia (one or more nocturia events per night) was significantly associated with hypertension, showed the findings presented at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). The risk of hypertension rose significantly as the number of nocturia events per night increased. “We found that getting up in the night to urinate was linked to a 40 per cent greater chance of having hypertension. And more visits to the toilet, the greater the risk of hypertension,” Konno said.
Chennai: A depression over the Indian Ocean and southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified and moved further northwestwards, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Saturday. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm, the IMD said and warned fishermen against venturing into the sea on Sunday. “The depression over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved further northwestwards, intensified into a deep depression and lay centered about 870 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1210 km southeast of Chennai and 1500 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh,” it said. Also Read – Normal life remains disrupted for 64th day in Kashmir Valley”It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours,” the IMD said. Further, the system is very likely to move northwestwards off Sri Lanka coast during the next 72 hours and reach near north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts on April 30. On Sunday, gale wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph and very rough to high seas are very likely over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining east Equatorial Indian Ocean along and off Sri Lanka coast, the weather office said.
New Delhi: Two days after cyclone “Fani” hit the Odisha coast, normal traffic as well as flight operations has been restored in the state and the Railways have also reintroduced 85 of the 138 cancelled trains, a Home Ministry statement said on Sunday. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has cleared fallen trees from most of the roads in Puri, Khurda and Bhubaneswar and normal traffic has resumed, said the statement that was issued based on information shared by Odisha government in a National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The NCMC on Sunday reviewed relief measures in the “Fani” affected areas of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. “Railways have reintroduced 85 of the 138 cancelled trains. The main line to Bhubaneswar has commenced operations while Puri will be ready to receive trains in about four to five days. Flight operations to Bhubaneswar resumed with 41 flights operating yesterday (Saturday), even though the local airport suffered extensive damage.” Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Odisha also said that power and telecommunication facilities were gradually being restored in the cyclone-affected areas of the state. “Major damages to the power transmission and distribution systems are reported in Bhubaneswar and Puri. Mobile services have been restored partially. In both the cities, about 70 percent water supply will be restored by Sunday evening. “At least 60 percent of affected telecom towers were expected to be operational by Sunday evening and diesel supplies were being provided to make them functional using Diesel Generator (DG) sets in the absence of regular power supply,” the statement said. Sufficient stocks of diesel and other fuels are available in Odisha, said the statement, adding the state also sought supply of storage water tanks. The Cabinet Secretary, in the NCMC meeting, directed that restoration of power and telecommunication facilities be accorded top priority and Ministry of Power and Department of Telecommunications to coordinate with Odisha government in this regard. The Power Ministry has moved DG sets of 500 KVA, 250 KVA and 125 KVA capacity and also provided workmen gangs, who are engaged in restoration of power lines and towers, said the statement. “Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have been requested to provide additional assistance to Odisha, particularly in the area of power. Cabinet Secretary also suggested that public sector companies in Power and Oil and Gas sector contribute towards relief efforts under their CSR funding.” The Ministry of Steel has made available about 3,500 steel electric poles and additional quantities as requested by Odisha are being arranged from other places. The Defence Ministry, through transport planes and helicopters, moved medicines and other relief material, while naval and Coast Guard vessels near the Odisha coast have enough water to supply to affected areas. Reviewing the relief efforts, the Cabinet Secretary directed that officers of Central ministries and agencies should work in close coordination with Odisha government and provide all required assistance expeditiously. Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal participated in the NCMC meeting through video conference. Senior Officers from Ministries of Home Affairs, Defence, Civil Aviation, Railways, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Power, Telecommunications, Steel, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Health, the NDMA and the NDRF also attended the meeting.
New Delhi: With the help of Anganwadi’s, Non-Governmental Organizations and children groups, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) are keeping a tab on the child marriages in the city.According to the child rights body, they have asked these three groups to remain alert every time especially in the months of May, June and July. “During these months, summer holiday begins and we are probing a fact whether families took their children to their native’s place for conducting child marriage,” DCPCR official said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe DCPCR official Rita Singh said that currently in four districts of city, awareness programme against child marriage is going on. The focus is given on the clusters. “We have told Anganwadi’s, Non-Governmental Organizations and children groups to inform the commission if they found anything suspicious,” said Singh. She further said that they have told Anganwadi’s to keep a regular tab on the children who are registered with them. “Some NGOs have small children groups who inform them about any suspicious activities related to kids. The NGOs can further inform commission for the solution,” added DCPCR official. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaAccording to the child rights body, they have conducted 40-day awareness programmes in different clusters this year. “With the help of street plays, paintings, we have conducted awareness,” said Singh. The official further stated that more focus was given in the months of January, February and March when parents are here in the city with their children. “They were told about the menace of child marriage,” added official. The DCPCR is currently probing a case of child marriage involving a minor boy. With the help of an NGO, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) made a report (titled India Child Marriage and teenage pregnancy) has revealed that the child marriage has long term negative consequences for both boys and girls. The adverse effect of early marriage on girls is grave. This includes early pregnancy, educational setbacks, lower employment prospects, exposure to violence and abuse-leading to negative physical and psychological outcomes.
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