Mens Basketball Keyshawn Woods ready to become a playmaker for Ohio State

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann calls out to the Buckeye offense in the second half of the game against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Mar. 2 in Madison Square Garden. Ohio State lost 68-69. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe Ohio State men’s basketball team will be searching for new leaders both on and off the court following the departure of Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate.Senior guard C.J. Jackson said this summer that he looks at this team as his, but he might be getting help from graduate transfer Keyshawn Woods.The redshirt senior guard came to Ohio State following two seasons at Wake Forest. Before that, Woods joined the Demon Deacons from Charlotte, and, during that process, Woods said head coach Chris Holtmann, who previously coached at Butler, attempted to recruit him.“Coach [Holtmann]’s been recruiting me for a while,” Woods said. “He recruited me out of high school, he recruited me when he was at Butler, when I was transferring the first time, so I already had a relationship with Coach [Holtmann].”Holtmann said he still won’t let go the first times that Woods failed to join his team.“You really, as much as possible, try to hold it against him in every day in practice on a regular basis,” Holtmann said.Woods played in 28 games for Wake Forest in 2017, ending the season with 11.9 points per game, good for second on the team, on 37.4 percent three-point shooting while mostly coming off the bench.But Woods only ended last year with 1.9 assists per game, down from the 3.5 per game he averaged in 2016, something Holtmann is looking to bring back with Ohio State this season.“He really does have good feel, good visioning,” Holtmann said. “I think we could play him at a variety of positions, I think he’ll be one of our leading playmakers this year, because of his willingness to move the ball, and it’s been good to see it.”Woods started to make that adjustment during the team’s trip to Spain in the beginning of August. In the game on Aug. 7 against Valencia, Woods led the team with four assists in the 95-63 victory.As he looks to continue making changes on the court, his role as a leader for the team is something he said comes naturally.“When I was at University of Charlotte and Wake, I’ve always been in that leadership role, since I was a freshman,” Woods said. “That’s something I’m real comfortable with and I don’t have a problem with.”Now, with Holtmann and Woods together, after a third recruiting attempt, expectations are high following Ohio State’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2015.Even with the loss of the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year in Bates-Diop, Woods had high praise for this Ohio State roster coming into the season.“This is one of the best teams I’ve probably been on,” Woods said. “As a group, and how they are and how close they are, I probably have not been on a team like that, and I’m really excited to play with these guys for a full season.” read more

Read More »

Fulford to fight for TCI defendants at Privy Council in London

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:london, mark fulford, mike misick, privy council Fulford holds twin islands business breakfast Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 May 2015 – Today, Mark Fulford of F Chambers law firm began his representation at the Privy Council in London for Micheal Misick and others. Fulford is challenging the ruling that current Justice Paul Harrison can be impartial. It is no secret that the ex-Premier believes this to be untrue that the Justice could give him a fair trial. During the Constitutional Reform town hall meetings, Mike Misick was vocal on a number of issues including the right to trial by jury. Fulford holds the stance that it was and is wrong for laws and the constitution to have been changed ahead of the cases and charges of government corruption being brought against Misick and ten others. Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaders Fulford confronts backlash, explains his stance on ‘treating’last_img read more

Read More »

Drugs Guns off the streets say Police

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 3, 2017 – Nassau – Marijuana and Cocaine were allegedly found in the car of a man who is now arrested after a routine patrol in Marathon Estates on Saturday.  Police say the man in the silver Ford tried to get rid of the stash of illicit drugs.Four guns were taken off the streets too; a .45 Austria pistol; a .380 pistol with 25 live rounds of ammunition; a .357 Smith and Wesson pistol and a black pistol; all were gathered from the weekend in four different incidents.In the case of the Austria pistol, a man was arrested; in the other cases no arrests were made.#MagneticMediaNews#drugsandgunsoffthestreets#Nassaumanfoundwithdrugsincar Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#drugsandgunsoffthestreets, #magneticmedianews, #Nassaumanfoundwithdrugsincarlast_img read more

Read More »

New species of Pleistocene stork found on hobbit island

first_img Explore further More information: A new species of giant marabou stork (Aves: Ciconiiformes) from the Pleistocene of Liang Bua, Flores (Indonesia), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2010, 160, 707–724. DOI:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00616.x The fragments of fossilized bones were found by Dr. Hanneke Meijer of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and her colleague Rokus Due of the National Center for Archaeology in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Meijer is a paleontologist specializing in fossils of birds found on islands. The giant stork fossils were located in sediments dated at 20-50,000 years old in the Liang Bua cave in which H.floresiensis was found in 2004.Dr. Meijer said bird fossils are distributed throughout the sediments found in the cave and and provide a unique opportunity to study how birds evolved in an insular environment, including their increasing size and loss of flight. Fossils of other giant species have also been found, including giant rats and lizards, but the island was also home to pygmy elephants as well as the hobbits. Citation: New species of Pleistocene stork found on ‘hobbit’ island (2010, December 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-species-pleistocene-stork-hobbit-island.html In this undated sketch by Inge van Noortwijk and released by John Wiley & Sons, a six-foot (180 centimeters)-tall giant stork stands next to a dwarf Homo floresiensis that had lived on the remote island of Flores in Indonesia. According to the December 2010 issue of the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, fossils of the giant stork, which lived 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, have been discovered on the far-flung Indonesian island that has been home to many extreme-sized creatures, from tiny human-like “hobbits” and dwarf elephants to the world’s largest-known rats and lizards. Picture: John Wiley & Sons, Inge van Noortwijk Hippo’s island life helps explain dwarf hobbit (w/Video) (PhysOrg.com) — Fossils of a giant Pleistocene stork found on Flores island, Indonesia, belong to a new species according to scientists. The now extinct bird was probably flightless, and lived on the same island as Homo floresiensis, a small hominin species that has come to be nicknamed the “hobbit”. The extinct marabou stork, Leptoptilos robustus, was around 1.8 meters long and weighed about 16 kg, which makes it larger than modern stork species. It was probably capable of preying on juvenile hobbits, since the adult hobbits were only about one meter tall, but there is no evidence that it did. Modern marabou storks feed mostly on carrion meat but they also eat small mammals, birds, fish and frogs.Dr. Meijer said it is not unusual to find large birds on islands, especially if prey species are plentiful and mammalian predator species are scarce, but she said she had not expected to find a giant marabou stork on Flores. The size and weight of the bones suggest the stork was probably too heavy to fly, but it probably evolved from ancestors that flew to the isolated island and colonized it.Dr. Meijer said the island has always been isolated from other islands in the region and has never been connected to the mainland. She said the isolation had played an important role in shaping the evolution of the fauna on the island.It is not known why the giant and dwarf species on the island became extinct, but Dr. Meijer said all the fossils of the giant stork, the pygmy elephants and hobbits were found in sediments beneath a layer of volcanic ash, which suggests a volcanic eruption may have caused a major extinction in the region. The findings, published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, help explain how wildlife in the Pleistocene adapted to island life. Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) in the Oregon Zoo. Image: Wikipedia. © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Read More »

Bengal govt announces Rs 10 lakh job for Swapna Barman

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a government job for Swapna Barman, India’s first-ever Asian Games gold medal winner in heptathlon. State tourism minister Gautam Deb visited Swapna’s residence in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday morning and made her mother speak to the CM. “I travelled from Kolkata this morning on the instruction of CM. She wanted to speak to Swapna’s mother. They had a fairly long conversation. We, on behalf of the government will extend whatever support that is needed to help her prosper further,” Deb told IANS. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “I have a few plans in my mind to further help the family as they are in need. I will share them with the chief minister and then take it forward,” Deb added. The state Athletic Association, meanwhile, is also planning a felicitation ceremony when the 21-year-old returns around September 4. “We have to do something for sure. Let her comeback. She has made the country proud and she is the toast of the nation now. Let’s see what we can do from our side,” West Bengal Athletic Association secretary Kamal Maitra told IANS. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Swapna scripted history in Jakarta on Wednesday when she achieved her personal best score of 6026 points in the seven-event competition to earn India a first heptathlon gold in Asian Games. The golden girl defied physical and financial odds to reach the pinnacle. Swapna’s father, Panchanan Barman was a rickshaw puller but has been bedridden for the last few years due to old age problems. Swapna often had a tough time finding the right competition shoes that would fit her as she was born with six toes in both feet. The extra width of her feet makes landing painful and shoes wear out quickly. From former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, an icon from the state to batting great Sachin Tendulkar — wishes poured in from all corners for Swapna. “Congratulations to Swapna Burman @Swapna_Barman96 ..for her gold..we in India and Bengal are so happy and proud,” Ganguly wrote on his Twitter handle. “Brilliance in the track and field events again. Outstanding performances from @Swapna_Barman96 (who blazed ahead with a bandaged jaw & 6 toes on each foot)…” Tendulkar tweeted. Swapna had finished fifth with a total of 5178 points on debut at the Asian Games four years ago in Incheon as a teenager. She sparkled at the Asian Athletics championships last year, where she bagged the gold. read more

Read More »

Yahoo Buys Mobile App Qwiki

first_img Yahoo Inc. said that it will buy Qwiki Inc., a mobile app for creating videos in Apple Inc.’s iPhone, as it tries to increase its presence in the world of smartphones and tablets.The company paid about $50 million for the deal, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources as saying. Terms of the deal however were not disclosed.This is Yahoo’s third acquisition since May when it bought blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Earlier this week, the company reportedly acquired Bignoggins Productions, another mobile app developer.Related: First Tumblr, Now Hulu, Oh My! What’s Driving Yahoo’s Startup AppetiteYahoo has seen its revenue shrink in recent years in the face of competition from Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., but since she took charge in 2012 CEO Marissa Mayer has tried to turn the tide through a string of acquisitions.Qwiki’s app would continue to be supported by Yahoo and its employees would move to Yahoo’s New York offices.Yahoo shares closed at $24.99 on Tuesday on the Nasdaq.(Reporting by Avik Das in Bangalore; Editing by Stephen Coates) July 3, 2013 This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Read More »