The Hustler’s Playbook: What Hustlers Don’t Do

first_imgHustlers don’t let anyone tell them what they can–or cannot–do. They don’t accept other’s perceived limitations as their own.Hustlers don’t wait for permission to lead. When something needs to be done, they step up and make things happen. They lead when leadership is required.Hustlers don’t punch a time clock. They don’t count hours. They count outcomes. Hustlers are engaged in their mission.Hustlers don’t wait until they have the requisite experience or some kind of formal permission. They don’t wait until they have a degree or a certificate. They just start.Hustlers don’t fear mistakes. They know that they’re going to get things wrong. Hustlers believe that failures and mistakes are just the education they need on their way to success.Hustlers don’t set their targets low or take baby steps. They compete. They know most people believe they should only be competing to be better than they were yesterday, but hustlers want to stand toe-to-toe with the best in the world. They measure themselves against greatness, even when that greatness is way out in front.Hustlers don’t give up, give in, or go home. They persist long beyond the point that non-hustlers have packed it in. Their stubborn, pig-headed determination is one of the primary reasons they succeed.Hustlers don’t scrimp when it comes on investing in themselves. They know that they are the single most important asset they will ever own, and they work to improve themselves–even when they have little money to invest. They believe that the reason they don’t have more money is because they haven’t yet invested enough in themselves.Hustlers don’t hang with complacent, conformist crowd. They don’t spend time with people who aren’t moving and shaking. They don’t spend time commiserating.Hustlers don’t make excuses. Hustlers don’t blame anything or anyone else for anything. They know that they own their failures every bit as much as they own their successes.Hustlers don’t criticize other hustlers. They admire them. They acknowledge people who are the best at what they do, and they learn from them.Hustlers don’t take no for an answer. Hustlers don’t even hear the word no. They try over and over again. They try a new approach. Once a hustler sets her mind to something, regardless of the time, effort, or approach required, they achieve their goal.last_img read more

Perez, Erram earn PBAPC honors

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Koronadal, South Cotabato archers on target He made his presence felt right on his PBA debut when he exploded for 24 second-half points to steer the Dyip to a 124-118 upset of defending champion San Miguel Beermen. He finished with 26 points and five rebounds.For his impressive work early this season, Perez emerged the unanimous choice as the first recipient of the PBA Press Corps Rookie of the Month for January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMeanwhile, John Paul Erram has proven that he deserves a spot with NLEX after grabbing the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for Jan. 28-Feb. 3.Acquired during an offseason trade with Blackwater, the 6-foot-8 Erram swatted away a potential game-tying basket by Ranidel de Ocampo in the dying seconds to lift NLEX to an 87-83 win over Meralco in a Petron Saturday Special game in Antipolo. MANILA, Philippines – CJ Perez was quick to validate his status as the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s PBA draft.The 25-year-old Perez guided Columbian to an even 2-2 record in his first four games in the season-opening Philippine Cup, leading the Dyip in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while adding 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

RS-LD FAREWELL 2 LAST

first_imgAmong other issues, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav raised the Among other issues, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav raised the issue of accountability of the media and pitched for striking a balance on the issue of freedom of speech. “Only politicians are accountable…but others must also have some accountability,” he said. He said the maximum hiring and firing is in the media sector where “Owners have become editors”. J D Seelam (Congress) expressed concern over “commercialisation” of politics and incidents where public representatives are lured by money. Tapen Sen (CPI-M) said in a democracy, it is the numbers which decide, but efforts should be made to reach consensus on different issues. He said members may argue or even quarrel in the House, but things never go to “personal level”. Kanaklata Singh (SP) gave an emotional farewell speech in which she said people in politics should realise that it is means to serve people. BJP member V P Singh Badnore raised the issue of disruptions of the House and demanded that members creating ruckus and stalling the proceedings be penalised. Chairman Hamid Ansari said parting is painful and more so when it involves a colleague and friend. He said every member retiring has “contributed significantly”. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said politicians dont retire and end of term in Rajya Sabha does not mean retirement from public life. While some may come back, others may change positions. K C Tyagi (JD-U) in a lighter vein remarked that he would now be able to make long duration speeches, which were not allowed in the House by the chair and may even use unparliamentary words. PTI ADS NKD AKKadvertisementlast_img read more

Mersal first look out: Ilayathalapathy Vijay looks Theri in Atlee’s film

first_imgWell well, the first look posters of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s forthcoming film is here. Cashing on the popularity of Theri, Vijay 61 has been titled Mersal, a colloquial term which roughly translates to uber cool. As a treat for fans, director Atlee took to Twitter to unveil the first look posters from the film.Here’s comes my b’day gift to Vijay na. #Mersal #HBDMersalVijay pic.twitter.com/C19qAgtkMC- atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017HBD THALAPATHYVIJAY pic.twitter.com/saxMwUz2Z3- atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017Sporting a twirled mustache, Vijay’s look for Mersal is creating waves on the internet. From his second look, it’s quite evident that Vijay is playing a magician in the film. Ever since the commencement of the project, Vijay fans have been relentlessly tweeting about the film. Considering the unprecedented craze, Mersal is expected to take the box office by storm.Made on a lavish budget, Vijay 61 has three heroines- Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and Nithya Menen, while SJ Suryah and Sathyaraj will play pivotal roles. Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, Mersal will see Vijay in triple roles for the first time.Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music. The film is slated to release on Diwali this year.ALSO READ:  Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam- Anirudh’s Surviva song becomes a rage on the internet WATCH Duvvada Jagannadham: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde dance to Seeti Maar songWATCH HERE: Thalaivar speaks to India Today about fan greet and meet, politicslast_img read more

Juergen Klopp looks to carefully manage Mohamed Salah workload ahead of busy period

first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that he could rest in-form winger Mohamed Salah during the the busy festive period.Salah has a minor hamstring issue and the German hinted that he could be rested during the busy period to avoid aggravating the problem.Salah, who has scored 13 league goals, was substituted after 67 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton. Klopp is now keen to manage his resources with six games coming up in the next 18 days and that may see the Egyptian start on the bench against West Brom on Wednesday.”I took Mo Salah off because he had a hamstring a little bit,” the German said. “Then everyone said ‘how can you take him off?’ I do not go out and say ‘yeah, but he is close to being injured’. He is not at the moment, thank God.”Brazil internationals Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho did not start the Merseyside derby and came on in the second half and Klopp revealed the duo were left out of the team as a precaution.”Roberto and Phil could have played. Nobody told me leave them out, it was my decision. Emre (Can) and Gini (Wijnaldum) as well,” Klopp added.”We have a little information after a game and sometimes that leads to a decision that sometimes you should not go with the risk of this player or that player.”Sometimes you have to ignore (it) because the player has to go through. That is how it is. We have to make these decisions. When it works well it is really good, but when it does not work perfectly you ask questions.”advertisementMeanwhile, centre-back Joel Matip is back in training after suffering an adductor issue and could feature before the end of the year.Liverpool are fifth in the table with 30 points after eight wins, six draws and two defeats. (Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

If I try and become a bowler, I will lose whatever I have: Kedar Jadhav

first_imgKedar Jadhav, one of India’s heroes in their eight-wicket victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup, said he does not want to become a fulltime bowler. India bundled out Pakistan for 162 and then easily chased down the target with 21 overs to spare.Jadhav, an off-spinner with a slinging action, rattled Pakistan’s middle order at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday finishing with 3/23.Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15) sent back openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman early on to leave Pakistan struggling with two wickets down after 4.1 overs with just two runs on the board.Shoaib Malik (43) and Babar Azam (47) negotiated the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav well and the pair stitched together an 82-run stand for the third wicket.India vs Pakistan: Report | Highlights | As it happened | PhotosLeft-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav triggered Pakistan’s slide with a brilliantly executed wrong un’ that outfoxed Pakistan’s best batsman Babar Azam (47) when he was looking good along with Shoaib Malik (43).Jadhav removed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (6) around the halfway mark of the first innings before accounting for Asif Ali (9) and Shadab Khan (8).Also Read: Sarfraz Ahmed admits Pakistan stumped by Kedar JadhavJadhav bowled 9 overs against Pakistan and has bowled 10 overs in a match only once in 42 ODI appearances.”My role in the team is to contain batsmen and in that process if I get a wicket, it’s fine,” Jadhav said at the post match press conference.”My bowling is all about trying to read the batsman, My plan is to bowl stump to stump, if you score, it’s fine but if you miss, wickets are there for me. Honestly, I bowl one or two overs before the match at training. I don’t bowl much at the nets. I feel if I try and become a bowler, I will lose whatever I have. So I stay within limits (laughs),” he added.advertisementRead – Rohit Sharma lauds Kedar Jadhav: He takes his bowling very seriouslyJadhav, who has proven himself to be more than a handy all-rounder, returned to the side after recovering from a hamstring surgery.Read – Pakistan had no plans and they looked rattled, says Wasim Akram”In the last six months, I’ve been injured more than three times on my left hamstring. After the IPL, again I got injured, so we decided to go for surgery. I feel after the surgery it has definitely helped me fitness wise, I don’t have it in my mind that I will get injured again. In the last four months, I’ve learnt a lot about training and fitness, and it has definitely made me a better cricketer.””Previously, when I got injured, and I returned to play after rehab, I used to feel I’m fit and it [injury] won’t come again. Many times I used to skip my routines. But after the third time, regardless of how I feel, everyday I start my day with training: both gym and running. So that gives me confidence that I’m getting stronger and fitter every day, and that helps me on the field,” he said.Read – Mohammad Azharuddin critical of Pakistan’s negative approachIndia and Pakistan will meet again in the Super Four stage of the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

GLOBETROTTERS RETURNING TO SIOUX CITY

first_imgThe most famous basketball team in the world is returning to Sioux City this spring.The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the Tyson Events Center on Tuesday, April 18th, at 7 p.m.The Globetrotters recently took a timeout for Guinness World Records Day, breaking a single-day total of nine records this year, including the longest basketball hook-shot of 72 feet 6 and a quarter inches.That record, along with the longest basketball shot blindfolded, most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute, and longest blindfolded basketball hook shot were reclaimed by the team after being broken by Dude Perfect.Since 2000, the Globetrotters now own 15 current Guinness World Records.Tickets to the see the Globetrotters in Sioux City go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, January 27th.last_img read more

Cheers to the Chief: How to Get Drunk the Presidential Way

first_imgCurrent president.What’s he drinking? He doesn’t. Diet Coke is reportedly his favorite drink. Enough said. An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist President’s Day is Monday, February 19, but how is one supposed to celebrate this holiday? Give speeches? Poll friends for your approval rating? Veto bills? We say all of the above, but while drinking like a POTUS. Many of our commanders-in-chief had a penchant for libations, so we tasked top Los Angeles bartender Tom Costello with finding modern equivalents of past presidential favorites.George Washington Editors’ Recommendations Beats the British (with French help), survives a cabal headed by John Adams to get him ousted mid-war, becomes the first-ever U.S. president, gets a snarky compliment from Napoleon himself, and has a giant bust of his face carved into a mountain. Clearly we’ll have what he’s having. Not to mention that, at one time, he was America’s largest whiskey producer.What’s he drinking? Rye Whiskey. You can still buy whiskey produced at Mount Vernon, but you’ve got endless options. Costello particularly likes Willett Whiskey, family-owned and operated since 1936, and Catoctin Creek, which is organic and from Washington’s neck of the woods. “While there are many distinctions between rye and bourbon,” Costello explains, “the main thing is … rye is at least 51 percent rye in the mash bill and bourbon at least 51 percent corn; and most of each are well above 90 percent of their main grain. Ryes tend to be leaner, spicier, more herbaceous and floral, while bourbons tend to be sweeter, fuller-bodied, with caramel notes and tea flavors.”Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson was many things: rebel, lawyer, author of the Declaration of Independence, architect, Secretary of State, president … he’s got too many titles to list (trying to guess a governmental position he didn’t hold makes a great drinking game). Ironically, this constantly-in-debt Renaissance man with a wine habit purchased almost half our country from Napoleon. Maybe after a few glasses?What’s he drinking? Bellet wine. Our third president imported wines from all over the world, but had a particular taste for Bellet wine, which traditionally hails from Provence and is heavily influenced by neighboring Italy. “For white, it sounds like Jefferson was enjoying the varietal Vermentino (called Rolle in France), which is a pale straw-colored wine with crisp citrus notes and terrific minerality. Perfect with oysters. This wine is traditionally pretty light-bodied,” Costello explains. “California versions can be much more full-bodied … without sacrificing its clean, refreshing characteristics.“[The Vermentino] grape is making a big comeback in Europe and in the States, so take 10 seconds to learn a new Italian word — think of this wine as an older, cooler cousin to Pinot Grigio who rides a motorcycle and dates college girls,” he adds.Costello recommends Tablas Creek as a reasonably priced, delicious example. “Tablas Creek is organic, bio-dynamic [and] has the best tour in all of Paso Robles, [California] and lets you blend your own wine a couple times a year.”Ulysses S. GrantOne of the most badass names of any president (U.S. Grant, anyone?), it’s sadly not an instance of epic nominative determination. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant; the meaningless “S” was erroneously added by a congressman when appointing Grant to West Point and it stuck. Our 18th president was a much beloved war hero who skipped Ford’s Theatre that fateful night in 1865 to visit his children, a decision that forever haunted him. The former Civil War Union general rejected party politics as president, fought hard for the Fifteenth Amendment, and made attempts to foster peace with Native Americans, a radical idea at the time.What’s he drinking? Champagne. Well, lots of things really. Costello says, “There are reports of some heavy bills for Champagne from White House parties during his time in office, so in honor of the man whose visage graces the $50 bill, [Gruet Winery] is a top quality bubbly recommendation that won’t cost you nearly that much.” It’s from Albuquerque, New Mexico of all places, but was appropriately founded by a French family in the 1980s. “Their Brut and Blanc du Noirs both come in at under $20 and drink far above that price point,” Costello points out.William McKinleyThis peace-loving guy — our last president to have served in the Civil War — ran on a policy of avoiding war. However, he did a terrible job of that. Siding with the brutally-treated Cuban rebels in their quest for independence, McKinley gave diplomacy the old college try, but ended up giving the Spanish a violent heave-ho off the island after the tragedy of the USS Maine. If you have a deep-seated love of tariffs, this is definitely your guy. McKinley was assassinated at the beginning of his second term in office and succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.What’s he drinking? “McKinley’s Delight.” Legend has it, the cocktail was invented during McKinley’s 1896 presidential campaign. Costello gives us a recipe:McKinley’s Delight2 oz rye whiskey (see George Washington for some good options)1 oz sweet vermouth1/2 oz cherry liqueurAbsinthe rinseMethod: Mix the ingredients and strain into chilled glass of choice. Garnish with a lemon twist.Barack ObamaHopefully not a ton of context is needed for Obama. His most universally awesome act as president was home-brewing beer. Home, of course, being the White House. He personally purchased the equipment, and using the honey bees on the South Lawn, created the White House Honey Porter and White House Honey Ale. Guests often were able to sample this presidential home brew, but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten your invite yet. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the recipes were released, so you can make your own.What’s he drinking? Honey ale. If you’re not into brewing, Costello has some great comparable suggestions: “There is no honey beer marketed from coast to coast in the U.S. In 2015, FiftyFifty Brewing in California won bronze in the Honey Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival with their Spring Fever, while The Tap Brewery out of Bloomington, IN took gold with their Electric Stinger. The World Beer Cup gold for Honey Beer went to Long Sun Brewing out of New Taipei City in Taiwan. Not that the big boys don’t brew honey beers, too. Sam Adams puts out Honey Queen, a blend of mead and beer (called a braggot), but also a honey porter that comes close to the White House style. And Dogfish Head has their antiquity-inspired Midas Touch. Your best bet is hitting up your favorite local brewery or bottle shop.”Donald J. 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Amendments to Public Utilities Act

first_img The maximum amount a public utility can spend before applying to the Utility and Review Board for approval will be increased from $25,000 to $250,000. “This amount better reflects the reality of the costs of capital projects for water and electrical utilities in Nova Scotia,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “This helps to better streamline the investment process, which will help create jobs and grow the economy.” Changes will also allow all public utilities, not just Nova Scotia Power, to submit annual expense plans to the UARB for prior approval. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities was consulted about the amendments. —————————————————————Amendments to the Public Utilities Act introduced today, May 6, will make it easier for public utilities in Nova Scotia to proceed with capital projects. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Amendments to Public Utilities Actlast_img read more

Top Chef Richard Blais Runs For Team Save The Children At NYC

first_imgCelebrity chef and “Top Chef All Stars” winner Richard Blais took a break from the kitchen this week to run the New York City Marathon for Team Save the Children and help give kids in the United States and around the world a strong start in life.“Running is a vital part of my health regimen, but running for a cause is much more meaningful,” said Blais. “I’m thrilled I got to run this year’s New York City Marathon with Team Save the Children — a charity committed to giving kids all over the world a brighter future.”Save the Children’s international endurance program, Team Save the Children, provides athletes the opportunity to take on a personal challenge while raising funds for Save the Children programs.The team came to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon with 24 members – including Blais – all focused on raising funds that will help kids survive, learn and be protected. They entered the race on target to raise more than $50,000 for kids.Blais, who just finished his fourth New York City Marathon, said before the race that he was not targeting a time to beat, but just wanted to run a “healthy and happy race.”“I want to be able to jog the next day, that’s my goal,” he said.He also said his post-race meal always includes “red meat – a lot of it,” while he likes to keep his meal choices very simple the night before.“I’ve been 20-plus miles in before, burping up charred octopus,” he said. “I don’t recommend it.”In 2015, Save the Children worked in 120 countries and reached an estimated 185 million children. This included helping to deliver high-impact health care to 22.6 million kids and quality education for 12.2 million children.last_img read more

Cops recover body of woman from lodge room rescue baby

first_imgKolkata: Police recovered the body of a woman and rescued her one-and-a-half-month-old baby, who was found beside her, from a room at a lodge at Dankuni in Hooghly on Wednesday night.According to a source, on Wednesday, around 1:30 pm, a couple along with a baby arrived at the lodge located near the Delhi Road and hired a room. They posed themselves as husband and wife. Around 4:30 pm, some lodge staff heard the baby crying. As the baby didn’t stop crying, one of them went to the room. He found that the door of room was open. When he entered the room he saw the woman identified as Pinki Ghosh (25) was lying unconsciously and the baby was crying on the bed. Dankuni police station was immediately informed. Later, the police rushed Ghosh to a local hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. It is suspected that Ghosh died of strangulation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile scrutinising the documents provided by Ghosh and the unknown youth at the time of check-in, the police came to know about her identity and address. Police sources informed that they came to know that Ghosh was resident of Bhattanagar at Liluah in Howrah from her Aadhar card. Accordingly, the Liluah police station was informed and Ghosh family was informed by officers of Liluah police station. After her family members lodged a complaint, police officers initiated a murder case against the unknown youth. Police officers checked the CCTV camera footage of the lodge where the youth was seen moving out of the lodge during the evening. Cops are also checking the documents provided by him to verify if they are original or not. Till Thursday night, the suspected youth could not be traced.last_img read more

Fires Ravage 65 Hectares of Forest in North of Morocco

Rabat – A wildfire that started last Thursday, August 29, is still ravaging Achacha-Tassift forest, in the Chefchaouen province (north of Morocco). The fires have damaged around 65 hectares of forest so far, announced the regional director of Water, Forests, and the Fight Against Desertification (HCEFLCD) in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, Abdelaziz Hajjaji.“Members of the regional delegation of HCEFLCD, Civil Protection, Auxiliary Forces, Royal Armed Forces, and local authorities are combining their efforts to control the wildfire”, explains Hajjaji. He added that two “Canadair” planes have been deployed to support the efforts of the security and emergency services at the scene.Read Also: G7 Countries Pledge $22 Million to Help Amazon Rainforest“All air and land assets are mobilized to extinguish the fires,” added Hajjaji. However, fire trucks face difficulties accessing the fire zone because of the mountainous landscape. Planes also cannot be deployed in the early mornings because of dense mist obstructing their view. The wildfire may cause still more damage if the authorities do not manage to control the flames.The National Center for Forest Climate Risk Management released a report on April 11, 2018, stating that around 841 hectares of forest were damaged by a total of 343 wildfires in Morocco, during 2018. read more

14 European states sign on to new air treaty with unlimited accident

The Montreal Convention, which replaces the 75-year-old Warsaw Convention System on compensation in cases of international air accidents, introduces a two-tier system, the first providing strict liability of up to 100,000 Special Drawing Rights (SDR), or about $135,000, irrespective of a carrier’s fault, and the second, based on presumption of fault, with no limit. The 1929 Warsaw Convention set a limit of 125,000 Gold Francs – or about $8,300 – in case of death or injury to passengers. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said 14 European contracting states and the European Union (EU) deposited instruments of ratification and approval on 29 April, meaning the new convention will become effective for them on 28 June. The EU countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Norway also ratified the treaty last Thursday. Two other EU countries, Greece and Portugal, ratified it in 2002 and 2003 respectively. The Montreal Convention entered into force on 4 November last year after its ratification by its 30th member – the United States. The number of parties now stands at 52. read more

Commentary Lenzelle Smith Jr deserving of more recognition

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) drives to the basket during a game against Delaware Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-64.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternAaron Craft. LaQuinton Ross. Amir Williams.These are the names that come to mind first when most people think about the No. 3-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team (15-0, 2-0).Someone that doesn’t often make the headlines is senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr.Smith Jr., the team’s lone senior aside from Craft, has been huge for the Buckeyes all season.Currently second on the team in scoring with an average 12.7 points per game, and third on the team in both rebounding and assists with 4.9 and 1.6 respectively, Smith Jr. should be one of the stars of the team.And yet he is less talked about then certain bench players like athletic junior forward Sam Thompson and sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle.The respect that Smith Jr. garners is not befitting of someone as vital as he is to the Buckeyes’ chances to success. He has scored in double figures in 11 of OSU’s 15 games this year, including a season high 20 in a 65-50 win against Wyoming Nov. 25.But perhaps Smith Jr.’s best performance of the season came when he was at his worst.Against Notre Dame Dec. 21, the Buckeyes were in danger of losing for the first time this season. Trailing by eight points with less than a minute remaining, OSU needed something to change to keep their unbeaten run alive.That change came in the form of Smith Jr.Failing to score up to that point in the game, Smith Jr. was struggling to make an impact. But in the final 50 seconds, he scored nine points and helped the Buckeyes go on a 14-3 run to win the game.Even though the final box score reads only nine points, Smith Jr.’s contribution was the difference in the final stretch.Players like Craft and Ross deserve their recognition, both are fantastic players, but the shadow they cast should not completely hide the work Smith Jr. has been doing for OSU.He is third on the team in minutes, just behind Craft and junior guard Shannon Scott, with an average of 27 a game. He is also third on the team in field goal percentage, behind only the teams two centers, and second in 3-point percentage.Although the season is not yet half over, the Buckeyes will need Smith Jr. to continue his stellar play if they hope to make another deep run in the NCAA tournament.Maybe then the senior guard not named Craft will be recognized by Buckeye fans for everything he has done. read more

Football Cornerback Denzel Ward named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award

Junior corner back Denzel Ward (12) tackles Taivon Jacobs of Maryland during the Ohio State game on Oct. 7 at Ohio Stadium. Ward was ejected immediately after for targeting. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State cornerback Denzel Ward’s strong start to the season has put his name among the semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, an award bestowed upon the nation’s best defensive back.The junior has stood out in the conference as he is tied for second in the Big Ten with 10 passes defended. He also has nine pass break-ups and an interception. Ward is one of three defensive backs in the Big Ten on the list of 13 semifinalists, which was released Monday. The other two are both members of the team Ohio State will play this weekend as Penn State safety Marcus Allen and cornerback Grant Haley were both named to the list. The two played a prominent role in the Nittany Lions’ victory last season against Ohio State. Allen blocked a kick which Haley subsequently returned 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown. It was the first time in Penn State history a blocked kick had been returned for a touchdown.The trio of defensive backs will square off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

Football The quarter that defined JT Barretts career

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the fourth quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe score was 35-20, and there was just 13:13 left in the game. At seemingly the worst time, quarterback J.T. Barrett fumbled the football. It was an unlucky play at an unlucky time that nearly resulted in the game-sealing drive as Penn State began its drive with the ball at the Ohio State 42-yard line. Then something happened.Barrett was handed the football trailing by five points after leading his team on back-to-back touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. After four plays and with 1:48 remaining in the game, he found redshirt senior Marcus Baugh open in the end zone and hit him with a perfect pass over leaping linebackers Manny Bowen and Jason Cabinda to put Ohio State on top 39-38.Ohio State senior tight end Marcus Baugh (85) catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that would put Ohio State over Penn State in the game on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn 12 minutes, Barrett went from being the goat of the game to having his Heisman-candidate moment and leading the Buckeyes to a miraculous comeback victory.And as head coach Urban Meyer stood answering questions at his postgame press conference with fans chanting “O-H,” “I-O” in the background as they exited the stadium, Meyer had nothing but the highest praise to levy on his three-time captain.“I don’t know if I’ve ever had more respect for a human being and as a person, because you earn respect and you witness people in very dire straits at times, tough situations,” he said. “I’ve never had a kid play perfect, but damn, he was close tonight.”The fourth quarter proved a tumultuous one for the Ohio State quarterback. In an attempt to hand the football off to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins, Barrett mishandled the snap, losing his grip on the football and costing his team possession. The fumble could have changed the narrative of this story entirely. Penn State could have capitalized on the opportunity, scoring a touchdown to make the game 42-27 and putting Ohio State’s championship hopes in the rearview mirror. “It’s one of those things, like, really J.T.? Right now? That’s not the best timing,” Barrett said after the game.At that moment, doubt began to creep into Meyer’s mind as the game was getting late and the Buckeyes were still down two scores.“The one fumble, I kind of thought, ‘uh-oh,’” Meyer said. That moment could have defined Barrett’s performance in one of the most important games of his career. He did not let that happen.Just after fumbling the football, Barrett was aided by Ohio State’s special teams, as cornerback Denzel Ward blocked a punt and linebacker Dante Booker recovered it at the Penn State 41-yard line. One play later, Barrett turned the excellent field position into seven points with a 38-yard pass to redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon.The next Penn State drive saw the Nittany Lions march 64 yards down the field before being held to a field goal. Barrett responded by leading his team down the field for a 76-yard drive that resulted in seven points. A three-and-out by Penn State forced a punt, setting Barrett up for his game-winning drive.On the play, Baugh found himself wide open in the end zone with only a linebacker several yards away standing between him and his quarterback. Barrett delivered a perfect pass just over the leaping hands of the defenders to find his man and redefine his performance in the game.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the fourth quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“I was like, ‘Just put it over the linebacker and we score.’ And so I was able to do that,” Barrett said.Barrett made it sound easy, and throughout the game, he made his success look easy. He completed 33-of-39 passes, threw for 328 yards — including four touchdowns — and had rushed for 95 yards on 17 carries against a defense Meyer called, “the No. 1 defense in America.”Though the fourth quarter was Barrett’s shining moment, his teammates saw the same player all throughout the game — a leader, just as calm and composed trailing by 14 as he was ahead by one.“J.T. is the same all four quarters. He’s a smooth dude and he has a lot of confidence in us as playmakers and in himself,” redshirt junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin said. “He’s the epitome of a leader. He never got too high, never got too low. Even when we scored a touchdown and we needed another stop to score another touchdown, it was the same demeanor from him and that’s what made him great.”This game will prompt many superlatives to be lauded on him, and early award predictions to be made. Heisman Trophy candidate was thrown out by Meyer, Barrett’s teammates and Barrett himself. Meyer went so far as to call Barrett’s performance “one of the best I’ve ever seen a quarterback play.”Quarterback J.T. Barrett celebrates with fans in Ohio Stadium after the Buckeyes beat No. 2 Penn State 39-38 on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn the team’s loss Week 2 against Oklahoma, fans were calling for Barrett to be replaced and questions arose as to whether he was capable of winning a big game. Behind closed doors, there was never any doubt to the players about whom their leader was. “With all due respect, people who had that opinion, in the Woody Hayes facility there wasn’t any opinion. There was zero conversation about that topic,” Meyer said. “When I hear people say, ‘Oh, there’s a lot of people thought —’ that’s not one time I’ve walked into a staff meeting saying, what do you guys think? What do the fans and media think about J.T.? We don’t talk about that.”Seven weeks ago, those fans chanting “O-H,” “I-O” were calling for Barrett to be benched. Now those same fans might be calling for him to win the Heisman Trophy. read more

Argentina going to Brazil with 7 LNH players

← Previous Story EHF CUP (Round 3): Fuchse strike Nantes – Hamburg in Sweden Next Story → TOP 5 GOALS: “Romanian princess” bomb attack on Suslina Argentina handballlaura agena Argentina’s coach Eduardo Gallardo has nominated 19 players for the ‘Four Nations’ to be disputed in Brazil between October 30th and November 1st, with the participation of the host nation, Algeria and Egypt. Leonardo Querín (Billère, FRA), with an ankle injury, will be the only absent from the squad that took gold in Canelones, Uruguay on the Pan American earlier this year.Argentina’s only doubt as of today is Montpellier’s Diego Simonet, who suffered an ankle injury last week against Toulouse. Results are being awaited to know the extent of the injury, which made him miss the Champions League clash against Veszprem and tonight’s French league match against St.Raphael. If everything turns out as good as expected from both Montpellier and the Argentine NT, then the playmaker should be present in Brazil.Goalkeepers: Matías Schulz (Nantes, FRA), Fernando García (SM Vernon, FRA)Line players: Gonzalo Carou (Istres, FRA), Sergio Crevatín (SAG Almirante Brown, ARG), Mariano Cánepa (SAG Villa Ballester, ARG)Backs: Marco Arce (Ferro Carril Oeste, ARG), Juan Pablo Fernández (Unlu, ARG), Damián Migueles,Pablo Portela (RiverPlate, ARG), Diego Simonet (Montpellier, FRA), Pablo Simonet (Ivry, FRA), Sebastián Simonet (Ivry, FRA), Juan Manuel Vázquez (RiverPlate, ARG), Agustín Vidal (Maristas Algemesi, SPA), Federico Vieyra (Istres, FRA).Wings: Federico Fernández (Unlu, ARG), Adrián Portela (RiverPlate, ARG), Federico Pizarro (Unlu, ARG),  Facundo Cangiani (RiverPlate, ARG)TEXT: LAURA AGENA read more

Dinner auction raises 30K for blind athletics

first_imgThe Northwest Association for Blind Athletes held its 2013 Benefit Dinner & Auction on Saturday at Pearson Air Museum.The dinner and auction, titled “Going The Distance,” is the association’s largest fundraising event.Preliminary estimates are that the association received $30,000 in cash donations Saturday.The Vancouver-based group works to provide opportunities through sport and physical activity to the blind and visually disabled.It offers programs in more than 10 sports, and works with schools, communities and other programs to train staff in how to adapt sports for people who have visual impairments and their sighted friends and families.The group also hosts sporting events across the Northwest and provide scholarships.last_img