OSU mens hockey looking for 1st win against defending national champion Providence

Correction 10/21: An earlier version of the story said OSU’s first-ever trip to Providence came in 2003, when in fact it played two games against Brown in 1974. Sophomore forward Christian Lampasso (11) handles the puck during an exhibition match against Brock University on Oct. 3 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 4-0. Credit: Kaley Rentz / Asst. Sports DirectorAnybody can beat anybody in college hockey.That message, which is echoed annually by coaches around the country, was proven true by Ohio State (0-4) to the college hockey sphere in the first game of last season when it took down the then-No. 3 ranked Providence Friars 5-4 in overtime at the Schottenstein Center.In this season’s matchup, a few things are the same, and a few things are different.The Friars (2-0-1) are once again ranked third in the latest United States College Hockey Online poll and return a lot of key players.But this year’s series takes place in Rhode Island at Schneider Arena, the Buckeyes are a very different looking team and a lot of those aforementioned key Friar players now have shiny rings on their fingers after winning the program’s first national title in April.“They’re a top-five team in the country, but that doesn’t really mean much to us,” senior captain Craig Dalrymple said. “It’s going to be a tough two games up there. We know they’re going to be a pretty gritty team. I’m sure they’re going to be quick. We just have to make sure we’re ready for that.”OSU is off to its worst start since 1974-75 when the Scarlet and Gray finished with a record of 7-22-1.Finding the back of the netOSU’s offense, which has contributed just three goals in the last three games, will need to step up against a talented Friar defense.“We’ve had a lot of chances,” junior captain Nick Schilkey said. “Personally, I’ve had a lot of chances, and it gets frustrating but we have to stick with it. The chances that we have been getting, they’re going to go in. We can’t get too frustrated with that. Going forward, we have to be confident.”Special teams, as always, will be a factor. Three of the five Buckeye goals in OSU’s upset win last season came with the man-advantage. But so far this season, OSU has only scored on one of its 16 power-play attempts. “We’ve got to be able to chip one in on the power play,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “We haven’t been able to do that lately. Instead of not quite two goals a game, you’re getting maybe three goals a game. If we could’ve done that in the last few games, all of sudden you’re right there.”Rohlik, now in his third season at the helm of the Buckeyes, has tried a variety of combinations personnel-wise with the extra man. But his search for the proper one persists.“We’re just trying to find the right combinations.” Rohlik said. “We’ll continue to tweak until we find the right recipe.”Matchup nuggetsOSU leads the all-time series against Providence 4-1Friday marks the first time the Buckeyes and Friars face off in Rhode Island. The last time OSU has played in Providence was in the 2003 NCAA tournament, where the Buckeyes fell to Boston College 1-0 in the regional semifinal. Their first trip to Rhode Island’s capital city was in November 1974, when they were swept by Brown in two games.The building process continuesFor the young team, this weekend represents another opportunity to face off with a top-20 opponent, as well as another opportunity to build and get better.“I think we’re making some strides,” Rohlik said. “Nobody wants to be 0-4 at this point. We knew it was going to be a tough schedule. In our minds, we can go out and beat anyone. We’ve just got to stay with that confidence.”Puck drop between the Buckeyes and the Friars is set for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. read more

Ohio State baseball wins 2nd straight beats Toledo 72

OSU coach Greg Beals and Toledo coach Cory Mee go over the ground rules with the umpires before the game at Bill Davis Stadium April 2. OSU won against Toledo, 7-2. Credit: Elliot Schall / Lantern photographerOne day after belting out 19 hits and 11 runs, the Ohio State baseball team picked up right where it left off against Toledo.With a light drizzle of rain coming down to start the game Wednesday, the Buckeyes (18-10, 2-4) quickly pushed across four runs in the first and never looked back against the Rockets (10-15, 2-4), going on to win 7-2.Toledo sophomore pitcher Ross Achter was thrown off his game early, giving up two hits, walking three batters and throwing a wild pitch in the opening inning.With the bases full and no outs, Achter walked sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic to force in the first run for OSU. Sophomore infielder Zach Ratcliff followed with an RBI groundout and two batters later, junior catcher Connor Sabanosh smacked a single to plate two more and put the Rockets in a four-run hole.Sabanosh has been splitting time at catcher with fellow junior Aaron Gretz throughout the season but he said after the win, he’s been able to stay consistent despite not always playing.“We both get two or three games a week,” Sabanosh said. “When you get a five-day period off, your timing can be off your first few at-bats. Other than, that I felt fine.”Achter calmed down after the first, but was still pulled after finishing the second inning.Meanwhile, Buckeye freshman pitcher Zach Farmer pitched efficiently, tossing four scoreless innings and showing solid command of the ball from the start.“I thought I did pretty good. Feeling for my pitches, getting in the strike zone finally,” Farmer said after the win. “Limited my walks. It felt real good. It was a good day.”OSU coach Greg Beals said he didn’t want Farmer playing a long portion of the game so the pitcher could be available for the upcoming weekend series at Nebraska.“He should be available by Saturday,” Beals said. “That’s why the four innings.”The Rockets finally got on the board in the fifth off OSU sophomore reliever Jake Post. With men on second and third, Toledo sophomore outfielder Ryan Callahan hit a single to score both.The Buckeyes still found themselves up four, though, after RBIs from freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson and Bosiokovic in the previous inning.The Rockets only threatened once more in the sixth.OSU brought in freshman reliever Yianni Pavlopoulos for his first collegiate appearance in the seventh and eighth, and he allowed one hit while striking out two.The Buckeyes added an insurance run in the eighth from another RBI from Bosiokovic and freshman reliever Travis Lakins retired the Rockets in the ninth to secure the win.Beals said the midweek games helped the team bounce back after getting swept by Indiana last weekend.“Obviously they’re very important to our goal of putting ourselves, from an RPI standpoint, worthy of an at-large bid (to the NCAA tournament),” Beals said.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to take on Nebraska in a three-game weekend series in Lincoln, Neb. First pitch Friday is set for 7:35 p.m. read more

Alleged Killer of Deputy Greenwood Committed Suicide

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:04 – / 2Al Ortiz |Houston Public MediaDeputy Greenwood’s funeral gathers thousands on April 6th, 2017.Investigators with the Baytown Police Department say Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood was killed by William Kenny, 64, of Houston.Kenny apparently shot himself near Ben Taub Hospital last Tuesday – a day after Greenwood’s death and with the same gun the Harris County Precinct 3 deputy constable was killed with.Lt. Steve Dorris with the Baytown Police Department’s criminal investigations division said Kenny had filed several complaints with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, “but why Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood was the person that he went after we just don’t know right now, and unfortunately that’s one of those questions that will be difficult for us to answer because the person that can answer it is no longer here.”A website registered under the name Bill Kenny mentions Greenwood among other public servants who he claims conspired against him.Lt. Dorris would not confirm that there’s a connection.“Our detectives still have a lot of work to do,” he said. “And we will continue to work this investigation as if he is still alive and planning to go forth with the prosecution on it.”Greenwood was gunned down outside the Baytown Courthouse annex where he worked.The crime has been investigated by several law enforcement agencies, including Baytown PD, the FBI and the Texas Rangers.They used surveillance video from different locations to track down the vehicle used by the suspect until they got a good shot of Kenny. Listen Xlast_img read more

Staying true to their classical roots

first_imgHaving grown up together and learning music, playing jugalbandi comes naturally to Lakshay Mohan and Aayush Mohan. One on sitar, the other on sarod, these young brothers are well–known amongst the music fraternity and art connoisseurs. Hailing from the Maihar Gharana, Lakshay and Aayush have been acknowledged as one of the greatest cultural motivators and icons for the younger generation for preserving and propagating Indian Classical Music. Eminent guru such as Pandit Uma Shankar Mishra, Padmabhushan Sharan Rani, Pandit Balwant Rai Verma and Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar have given them a solid foundation. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe duo became the first Indians to perform at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles in 2015.They have performed across the globe at prestigious festivals and venues some of which are the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles ; Learn Quest Music Conference, Boston ; David and Dorthea Garfield Theatre, San Diego ; Abbey Theatre, Dublin ; Sawai Gandharva Festival, Pune ; Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan ; Mumbai ; Saptak Festival, Ahmedabad ; Taj Mahotsav, Agra. Lakshay and Aayush are known to connect to all kinds of listeners while preserving and incorporating old musical compositions and techniques in their playing. “We always maintain the discipline and true essence of classical music in our performance. So a purist or a connoisseur would never find anything ‘un-classical’ in it but at the same time the presentation is planned keeping in mind the balanced role of all aspects so that it can appeal to the musical sensibilities of a new listener also,” said Lakshay. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn an era, when most youngsters are turning away from classical music, it becomes a task to retain the interest of listeners. And although Indian classical music will never become as popular as western music, Lakshay and Aayush believe that the future is not bad. “The number of youngsters taking up classical music was always less because it involves lots of determination, inborn talent and perseverance to master this art. But again the number of listeners will always be limited due to the nature of this music and hence there is no need for large number of performers. Classical music will always have its own audience and it has survived against all odds. till now.” Only a few among millions have the ear for classical music and since the listeners are so scarce, it takes a toll on the people who have taken Indian classical music as a profession. “Taking something as a profession means you must be able to earn enough money through it to support yourself and your family. Not many people can earn money if the demand for classical is so less. There are so many other quick ways to get entertained that only a small section has the patience to develop taste for classical,” said Aayush.A jugulabandi is much more than just playing together on same or different instruments. It takes a lot of practice to be in sync and one must understand the other’s harmony to improvise and present aesthetically appealing music. Over the years, people’s taste in music has evolved and they don’t want to go for a jugalbandi, instead, concerts or band performances appeal to them more. So, does that mean Indian classical also needs to evolve according to people’s taste in music?”It is quite natural for all art forms to evolve with time and classical music has always been changing gradually over years. But evolving does not mean that it loses its identity and essence completely in order to cater to the audience who are unaware of its true form.””If that happens, it would be a disaster because we would be depriving future generations of the true feel or experience of this music,” explained Lakshay.last_img read more

Powertool Symphony by Sal Tellini also part of

first_img“Powertool Symphony” by Sal Tellini, also part of the ceramics crew at ArcosantiThe Residents art show will be exhibited in the Café at Arcosanti until April 28, 2014. A range of original arts and crafts pieces will be available for viewing and for sale from 9am – 5pm each day of the exhibit.For more information see this link or contact the exhibit curator, Cliff Hersted, at 928-632-6200 February 17, 2014Here are photos of additional artwork at the Arcosanti Resident Artshow.Painting by Jane Tellini, who manages the Arcosanti ceramics studio.[photos by Sue Kirsch]“The Napping Man of the North” by Daniel Wagner, presently part of the Arcosanti scholarship program.Pendants by Erin O’Loughlin. Erin is part of the ceramics crew at Arcosanti.“Arcosanti” by Haryaksha Gregor. Haryaksha is part of the foundry crew at Cosanti.Photography by Steven Bochinski. Steven is presently doing his workshop after completing the scholarship program.Steven: “My Metal Prints are actually printed directly on the aluminum sheets by a dye sublimation process, the lab just calls them Metal Prints – there is no paper and no mounting.”last_img read more

NBCUniversal Internationals reality TV SVOD servi

first_imgNBCUniversal International’s reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, will widen its reach with new rollouts, download to-view options and a physical retail presence by the end of the year.Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this morning, Hendrik McDermott, senior vice-president – branded on-demand, Hayu at NBCUniversal, said Hayu will announce a deal with a “major platform” in the UK in about a week’s time – adding to its existing presence on Virgin Media’s TiVo platform.The subscription service will also roll out as an app for Apple TV “in the coming weeks” following its release last week on Amazon’s rival Fire TV devices. Offline mobile viewing will be added later this quarter, while work on HTML5 apps is also underway.In terms of retail presence, Hayu will launch physical gift cards in high street shops in December, something McDermott predicted would be “an important contributor” for its young female-skewing demographic, as it will allow parents and friends to gift access to the service.“We’ve been in the market for about seven months now and I think it’s fair to say that we have a dual strategy – we’ve gone clearly on a direct-to-consumer basis, but our goal is to get wide reach and distribution,” said McDermott.Hayu originally launched on iOS, Android and the web – where McDermott said NBCU assumed most viewing would come from. However it soon added operator partnerships with Virgin in the UK and Foxtel in Australia and the service has seen strong big-screen uptake.“We’re seeing exceptionally high session times on our apps – in particular on one of our apps, which is on the TiVo platform, of over 100 minutes [per] average session,” said McDermott.“When you think that a lot of these episodes are 22 minutes or 44 minutes, that means, on average, people are watching multiple episodes per session. That really is starting to prove the use-case of bingeing.”McDermott said that the Hayu Fire TV app and the forthcoming Apple TV app were effectively built “off the back of the viewership that we were seeing in the TiVo app” to give viewers more big-screen options.Discussing viewing habits more generally, he said that Hayu is seeing the emergence of a “new primetime” on weekdays from 9am to 11am” – essentially in step with when new episodes come on to the service.“We bring this content within hours of broadcast and that equates to a 7am-8am drop for the files if they were airing at 9pm in the US. So 9am is basically when content will be dropping into our site and we’re seeing a very clear emergence of a primetime at that time.”Asked whether Hayu would roll out to other international markets, McDermott said that NBCU was “constantly evaluating potential territories” but would not commit to anything outside of its existing English-speaking market footprint.“Depending on the market and depending on peoples’ ability to speak and understand English, localisation can play an important factor,” said McDermott.“There are markets where dubbing and subtitling are important. That puts a bit of a barrier in place with respect to day-and-date content. Trying to ingest that content, transcode it, apply DRM to it, takes a lot of time to begin with. But adding another hurdle in there of subtitling can become challenging.”NBCU launched Hayu in March in the UK, Ireland and Australia priced at £3.99 per month in the UK, €4.99 in Ireland and A$5.99 in Australia. It offers a catalogue of some 4,000 episodes of reality television – including shows like Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Made in Chelsea, The Real Housewives – and is adding some 700 to 750 new episodes per-year.last_img read more