OSU redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller (5) runs with the ball during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorOhio State’s 17-14 loss at home to Michigan State on Saturday not only ended its nation-leading 23-game winning streak but also ended its three-week stint as the No. 3 team in the College Football Playoff rankings.On Tuesday, the CFP committee released its fourth of six sets of rankings, which featured the 10-1 Buckeyes dropping from the third spot to No. 8.Two Big Ten teams now sit in front of OSU in the rankings: the team that ruined its perfect record, Michigan State (No. 5), and undefeated Iowa (No. 4). Iowa has already clinched the Big Ten West Division and a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. Michigan State can lock the East division up with a win over Penn State on Saturday, but if the Spartans get upset, the winner of the OSU vs. Michigan game will earn the trip to Indianapolis to face off with the Hawkeyes.The other undefeated team, Clemson, remained in the top spot for the fourth time in as many polls. One-loss Alabama stood strong in the No. 2 spot for the third straight week. Rounding out the top four with Iowa was No. 3 Oklahoma, which springboarded Notre Dame, Iowa and Oklahoma State from last week’s No. 7 ranking for one of the tentative playoff spots.After topping Wisconsin 13-7 on the road, No. 16 Northwestern knocked the Badgers out of the top 25 and trimmed the number of Big Ten schools appearing in the rankings to five.Two more sets of rankings are set to be announced: one on Dec. 1, followed by the final top 25 and bowl selections on Dec. 6, the day after conference championships conclude.The entire top 25 of the fourth set of CFP rankings can be found below: Clemson Alabama Oklahoma Iowa Michigan State Notre Dame Baylor Ohio State Stanford Michigan Oklahoma State Florida Florida State North Carolina Navy Northwestern Oregon Ole Miss TCU Washington State Mississippi State UCLA Utah ToledoTemple
Then-redshirt junior Chris Diaz prepares to hit the ball during a match against Oklahoma on March 6, 2015 in Columbus. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s tennis team looks to keep tradition alive this weekend as it searches for its 11th straight Big Ten title.The No. 5 Buckeyes are currently riding a nine-game winning streak and a perfect home record into their final two regular season matchups against Northwestern and Illinois.Maintaining the decade-long streak to honor its predecessors is a major focus for the team.“We want to keep going something that has been started for us. When I came in, I didn’t really know about stuff like that because I’m international, and then we won it and I thought it was cool,” said senior Ralf Steinbach, a native of Germany. “Then I started to realize how important it is and how big it is, and I think it’s very important that we keep this streak and tradition alive.”For coach Ty Tucker, winning the title would be a culmination and symbol of the hard work put in throughout the season.“When you get to the end, you obviously want to be getting better, but you want something tangible to hold on to for your season,” Tucker said. “The opportunity to get a big trophy and some T-shirts and hats is a pretty cool thing.”Sunday’s match against Illinois will also serve as senior day for Steinbach and Chris Diaz. As they look toward graduation, the duo is proud to have been part of the OSU tennis program.“Being here for five years, I’ve definitely taken it for granted, but now that it’s coming to an end, it’s really hitting me what a privilege it has been to be a part of Ohio State, Ohio State athletics, the tennis team and that tradition,” Diaz said.A two-time All-Big Ten selection, Diaz said he is excited to have contributed to the team’s legacy.“I just want to be able to keep the tradition alive that has been paved before us from the other guys, so I just want to be part of that,” he said. “To just know that I was part of something bigger than myself.”According to Tucker, watching seniors reach their end of the time with the program can be emotional for both the coaches and players.“It’s been a good ride, the season’s been fun and you get sad when you get to the end,” Tucker said. “Not to sound a little bit corny, but each team is unique and it’s a lot of fun. These guys understand as they get to be juniors and seniors and it’s their last go around, they start to get a little bit sad as well.”While Sunday might mark the end of the regular season, the team still has a lot of tennis ahead of it.“We still have the Big Ten tournament and still have NCAA (championships). I don’t want to have the mindset like, ‘Oh, this is the end,’ and I stop competing. I want to compete until the end,” Steinbach said. “It’s been a quick four years, and it’s a sad moment, but at the same time you try to keep the momentum.”The current roster is one of the youngest that Diaz has experienced.“I’ve never really had a team like this with a lot of young guys where I’m the oldest,” he said. “It’s definitely a different feel, but I like it. It’s fun, it’s exciting to see what’s coming up for Ohio State and what they’re going to be able to bring to the table after this.”One of the players coming up for OSU is sophomore Mikael Torpegaard. The Denmark native was recently ranked as the No. 1 men’s player in the nation by the ITA.“It feels great, it’s been a goal for a while to try to reach that spot at No. 1,” Torpegaard said. “I’ve been No. 2 these last three weeks, and it’s definitely put a lot of pressure on me, and still does. It’s definitely great to finally reach it, and I’m going to work hard to try to maintain it.”Along with his personal achievements, Torpegaard also is focused on the success of the team.“I definitely am not happy either if I win my own match and the team loses or if the team wins and I lose my own match,” Torpegaard said. “It is an individual sport, but of course you’re out there representing Ohio State, so you want to do what is best for the team at all times.”Tucker approaches the current team with the same mindset as ones in the past.“They’re all just different faces, same sort of strategy, and they all compete hard,” Tucker said. “They’re obviously capable of winning a Big Ten championship, and they’re obviously capable of competing at a high level nationally.”Torpegaard agreed with his coach about the team’s capabilities.“It’s important to go in with a mindset of treating every match as if it’s the most important match of your life,” Torpegaard said. “Everybody just needs to bring their energy and work every day, and if everybody really wants to take it to the next level, I’m confident that we can.”The work ethic that Torpegaard spoke to is something that Steinbach hopes he leaves behind on all of the younger players.“I hope that I put some impact on the young guys that just came in, that they saw what it means to be a Buckeye. We as seniors can show them that it’s a lot of hard work, and you don’t play for yourself. You play for a team and you play for your school,” Steinbach said. “I hope I taught them that and showed them that it’s a lot of hard work.”The OSU men’s tennis team is scheduled to take the court at home Friday against Northwestern at 6 p.m. and Sunday against Illinois at noon.
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell shoots a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team (7-1) trailed No. 14 Stanford (4-3) for the first 35 minutes, but recovered to defeat the Cardinal 94-82 in overtime and win the Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas Saturday night.Ohio State preseason All-American senior guard Kelsey Mitchell hit a jumper with eight second remaining to break the tie and give her team a 76-74 lead. But with four second remaining, forward Alanna Smith hit a layup to tie the game and send it into overtime.The Buckeyes dominated the extra period and held an 18-6 edge in overtime. They scored the final 13 points of the contest to clinch the victory.Mitchell set her season-high with 37 points on 8-of-22 shooting. She did most of her damage from the free-throw line, where she hit 19-of-20 shots. Mitchell scored 31 of her points in the second half and overtime.She only hit 2-of-7 3-pointers, highlighting an area of weakness for her team. Ohio State made 8-of-26 triples, while Stanford drilled 8-of-21 3s. The Buckeyes forced Stanford to commit 23 turnovers and picked up nine steals. Ohio State turned the ball over just nine times, though, and had eight assists.Guards Sierra Calhoun and Asia Doss each added 15 points for the Buckeyes. Calhoun went 4-for-9 from beyond the arc. Smith and guard Anna Wilson were the only players in double-figures for Stanford. Smith led the team with 33 points and Wilson added 21 points.Ohio State played a condensed rotation of just seven players despite playing its third game in as many days. Stanford played 10 players at least seven minutes. The Cardinal held a 27-5 edge in bench points.This was Ohio State’s second victory against Stanford of the season. The Buckeyes defeated the Cardinal 85-64 on Nov. 10 to kick off both teams’ respective seasons. In the matchup, redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points and pulled down a program-record 26 rebounds. She had 10 points and nine rebounds against Stanford on Saturday.Ohio State will be back in action against Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at 7 p.m. Thursday in Durham, North Carolina.
Recommended for you Related Items:#BranvilleMcCartney, #magneticmedianews, #PhilipDavis Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 10, 2017 – Nassau – Party politics grabbing headlines over the weekend as one leader is stepping down after a two term run for the party in ‘green’ and another is stepping up, again, saying he wants to head up the Opposition long term. Philip ‘Brave’ Davis during a Saturday morning prayer breakfast at the Baha Mar resort asked party members to support him as the next leader of the Progressive Liberal Party.Davis, who is currently the interim leader of the PLP said he wants to guide the country away from the troubles which have come our way. Reaction to the announcement by Mr. Davis, the MP for Cat Island is shock. Residents say the PLP needs to be retired from the Bahamas’ political roster, just like the Hurricane Center does with the most damaging storms. Another said PLP relics just don’t get it. One more said that Brave must be elected to complete the burial of the party.A detailed comment cites reasons he believes Davis has the gumption to offer for leadership of the Opposition; that the MInnis-led Government has made so many missteps that #PhilipDavis and the PLP have good reason to believe most Bahamians will be yearning for another change in 2022. But more common were comments like ‘this has to be a joke right.’ The PLP Convention is set for October 22-24.Meanwhile Branville McCartney tells the Tribune Newspaper that he is not good for the DNA and will leave the post of leader by October 24th. McCartney admits that the two party system is strong and said the voters rejected the DNA under his leadership at the polls this past May.#BranvilleMcCartney said the decision was a tough one to come to, but explained that he has to accept the truth of what happened and will take a backseat in the Democratic National Alliance, which he founded. Deputy Party Leader, Chris Mortimer will become interim leader.#MagneticMediaNews Bahamas Minister says audit allegation wrong, says Opposition Leader is an ‘honourable man’ Bahamas Political leader to be replaced
Belarus might not have natural resources and might be marred by some crises in the past, but despite all that, the country has recorded substantial economic growth.The Belarusian government pursues the strategy of cautious reform with great concern for social welfare and stability, being a social-oriented market economy. The government helps in smooth transition from the command to market economy, providing social support to vulnerable population groups. Since the late 1990s, Belarus has attained progress in economic reform and stabilisation. The country avoided the shutdown of its major industrial enterprises and retained one of the highest standards of living in former Soviet Union. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The industrial potential of Belarus includes 20 thermoelectric power stations, 17 metallurgical works, 70 petrochemical plants (the concern ‘Belneftekhim’), 29 machine-tool construction enterprises, 36 automakers, 37 tractor and agricultural engineering plants, 11 construction, road and municipal engineering plants, 20 food and light industry engineering enterprises, three research and-production associations of electronic industry, 41 enterprises of electrical industry, 36 instrument-makers, 70 research-and-production associations, plants and institutes of radio industry, 1,416 producers of light and textile industries. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe share of mechanical engineering and metalworking constitutes 25% of the country’s industrial output. According to recent researches, the number of small-scale enterprises exceeded 30 thousand. Six economic zones are established. 2,650 joint ventures and foreign enterprises with foreign investments are registered in Belarus. They are created with participation of 80 overseas countries.Among Belarus’ most powerful plants are Belarussian Autoworks BelAZ, Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ), the Minsk Tractor Plant (MTZ), ‘Atlant’ (freezer and refrigerator plant), Belaruskaliy (the biggest producer of potassium fertilizers in the world) and oil refineries in Novopolotsk and Mozyr.
As the world prepares for cleaner sources of energy, India is ready to reduce its reliance on coal and other forms of non-renewable energy, on the condition that developed nations provide the necessary aid. The process to avoid fossil fuels that create harmful emissions has already begun. Government authorities also told media that developed nations have been approached for financial and technical support. They further added that there are a few deals already in place. However, they will have to wait for these deals to fructify to begin the process of adopting renewable clean energy. Authorities also made it clear that wind and solar energy were now on their priority list. The government has decided to not allot further funds towards the expansion of coal usage but rather redirect them on creating renewable energy. India’s key negotiator, Ajay Mathur, spoke at the United Nations Climate conference confirming the above points. He accorded that India would focus on wind and solar energy and that coal would only be a backup in case there is a requirement of more energy resources. Ajay Mathur later briefed the media on the possibility of getting more funds to develop the necessary technology. He spoke of global warming being an alarming issue. Meanwhile, a lot of developed nations are showing interest in helping developing nations achieve this target. However, the interest appears superficial, as there are no real commitments from any nation regarding the same. At the Paris conference, countries debated and discussed pressing issues such as global warming, the minimum limit set up for the same and a clear timeline to achieve those targets. India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had earlier spoken to the media, saying that India posed no obstacles and would commit to doing its bit. Hence, it would be safe to say, India does not live under the illusion that climate change is a myth. India is one of the worst affected countries when it comes to climate change. In fact, India has taken greater initiatives than the US to reduce carbon emissions.Countries across the globe have committed to creating a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the Paris Conference. The attempt by the more affluent nations to embrace an agenda for climate change ignores the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility (CDR) that was evolved at the 1992 Rio conference and 2005 Kyoto conference. This principle states that, it was recognised that stupendous rise in carbon emissions had been the result of 150 years of industrialisation by the West. The logic was that greater responsibility lay with the West to clean up the mess they created. However, the process to achieve this great goal still looks rather distant without any firm commitment from any developed nation.
The hybrid reality of our society, man’s likeliness for violence, and his tendency to control every living thing came to the forefront with the opening of the solo exhibition of Indian Contemporary artist Reji Arackal’s life-sized artworks at Alliance Française de Delhi on March 14.Organised in collaboration with The Raza Foundation, the exhibition is the second in the ‘Back from France’ series which holds two solo exhibitions of two different artists every year in order to provide a platform to deserving young Indian artists who have returned from France after a stay of more than six months and now continue their practice in India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Well-known for his non-conformity and diverse interests, Reji Arackal’s colossal, god-like superhuman figures are a result of a study of form. The ‘out of line’ superhuman become a platform for dangerous speech, human desire, appetite and unruliness and a symbol of moral and ethical decay in his compositions. As a catalyst for social change, Arackal draws from a variety of sources to expose the heresies of disenchantment, exploitation and persecution,” Shruthi Issac, Curator of the exhibition titled ‘Living Outlines’ said as she explained the idea behind the artist’s works. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTalking about his work displayed at the exhibition, the artist said: “Humans always consider themselves as sophisticated and advanced. But my understanding is that we are like bugs trying to control every living thing on earth. We convert living, thriving habitats into artificial, dead spaces. We are no longer able to differentiate between what is precious and living and what is artificial. Humans, the most dominating being on earth act like Gods. We behave as if we are superhuman. But we have already lost our basic skills of survival. We have lost balance.” One of his works from 2009, titled ‘Hybrid Reality’, explores the metaphor of an alternate actuality wherein the human society is a production factory. In another one of his works, titled ‘The hunter or Mirror image’, Arackal comments on man’s penchant for violence. The exhibition, featuring seven seminal works of Arackal will be on display at Alliance Française de Delhi’s Gallerie Romain Rolland until March 28, 2019.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 2, 2016 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Around the world, people use apps like Runtastic, Fitbit and Strava to keep track of their fitness — even at the office — measure their progress toward goals and show off on social media. We all know about that last one, right? Similar apps are also conquering the office, radically transforming the way we work.According to market intelligence firm Tractica, more than 75 million wearable devices will be deployed in enterprise and industrial environments between 2014 and 2020, good for a market share of about $6 billion, up 3,000 percent from today.Companies who already use enterprise wearables demonstrate that they can boost workers’ safety, productivity, collaboration and creativity. The possibilities are staggering, as these pioneers are already proving. Here’s how wearables will change the workplace.Related: Wearable Technology: A Powerful HR ToolThey will increase collaboration.Tokyo-based engineering and electronics company Hitachi decided to use a proprietary wearable in order to better measure and manage employee interaction. Hitachi developed the Hitachi Business Microscope, a card-shaped device that employees wear on a lanyard around their neck. The device contains a microphone, an accelerometer, infrared sensors and other data-collection devices. It tracks where workers are, who they talk to, how far away they stand from the colleagues they’re talking to, how often they make hand gestures, how frequently they nod and how the energy level in their voice changes.With this feedback, workers can see how their communication habits and energy levels change depending on whom they’re meeting and where the interaction takes place. An LCD screen shows real-time stats for personal feedback and benchmarking, and suggests strategies for improving collaboration.This technology has the potential to kill long meetings and boring presentations. In meetings where everybody wears badges, it becomes clear right away when speakers are annoying other participants. When they learn they are boring everyone senseless, they can stop talking, to save everyone’s precious time and sanity. Although, this kind of use might just have the opposite effect and create more tensions than collaborations.They will make us happier.Hitachi also developed a wearable sensor to measure employee happiness. It records when an employee is sitting, standing, typing or walking around. According to Hitachi, there is a link between a person’s physical movements and their sense of happiness.All these data allows Hitachi to calculate the happiness of the workforce. The idea is to help employers find ways to increase the happiness of their employees to help boost productivity.They will make us more fit.BP employees in the U.S. can sign up for a free Fitbit activity tracker. They are challenged by their employer to take one million steps each year,. Employees receive extra bonus points for every 1,000 steps on top of that. Fit employees are not only more productive, but as more and more companies all over the world have started to realize, they also afford BP to cut down on its health costs. In return, the employees using Fitbit to monitor their daily activities can enroll in more advantageous health insurance programs.Related: From Sleeping Aids to Vagina Trackers, 5 Tech Wearables That Aren’t Just for HipstersThey will keep us safer.Truck drivers at Rio Tinto’s coalmines in Hunter Valley, Australia wear the so-called “Smart Cap,” that prevents them from falling asleep behind the wheel. The Smart Cap looks just like a regular baseball cap, but it holds sensors across the wearer’s forehead to monitor signs of fatigue and assess their level of alertness. When the driver seems to be approaching a microsleep, the cap sends an early warning. The driver knows he should pull over to the side of the road, to take a power nap or switch to another task. Last year, the Smart Cap had more than one million hours of use.They will make us more productive.Supermarket chain Tesco was one of the earliest adopters of wearable technology. At a distribution center in Ireland, Tesco workers move among 87 aisles of three-storey shelving racks. Many wear armbands that track the goods they’re gathering, freeing up time they would otherwise spend marking clipboards.A band also allots tasks to the wearer, forecasts his completion time, and quantifies his precise movements among the facility’s loading bays. Amazon and other big ecommerce players also use similar technology to speed up activities in its distribution centers.They will make us more profitable.It doesn’t come as a big surprise that some casinos in Las Vegas have found a way to use wearable technology to boost their profit. They provide their employees with smart watches, a fashion accessory that allows them to discretely access data in real time.When a high roller approaches a table, the floor manager alerts the staff members with an invisible buzz on their smart watch. The staff member immediately receives personal details about the high roller, allowing them to greet the person by name. The VIP will feel honored and will be more likely to spend more money on the table.Related: The Future of Wearables Depends on an Entirely New Business ModelThey will just make stuff easier.The Epicenter co-working space deserves a special mention. Some of the tenants had a tiny chip, the size of a grain of rice, implanted in their hand. Kind of radical, but hey, technically it’s still wearable technology.The chip has several functions. It opens the office doors at morning, it gives access to the printer or the photocopier, and it even keeps track of your personal expenses when you wish to order a sandwich for lunch. In the future, it might also get you on the metro or hook you up with a fresh pint in the pub right around the corner.Losing your keys, forgetting your badge at home or running out of change will never be inconvenient again. 5 min read