Urban Meyer On Conference Strength: “I Don’t Know Anyone Else’s Schedule”

first_imgARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against the USC Trojans in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Among the most prominent college football talking points heading into week two was that of Ohio State’s weak remaining schedule. Michigan State is the only ranked team on the Buckeyes’ schedule, which many SEC coaches, including Bret Bielema and Dan Mullen, complained about. The weekend did not go well for those two; Mullen lost by two against LSU despite the Tigers failing to generate any kind of passing offense, while Bielema’s Razorbacks were embarrassed by Toledo.When asked about the complaints during his Monday press conference, Meyer said that he doesn’t pay attention to any other team’s schedule.Asked about strength of conferences, Urban Meyer: “I don’t know anyone else’s schedule. … I don’t know how (people) know that.”— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) September 14, 2015Urban Meyer says he has no idea how the Big Ten is perceived right now. “I don’t know anyone’s schedule…I don’t care.”— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 14, 2015While conference pride plays a factor in college football, for the top teams in the country, that’s probably the correct approach.last_img read more

Video: Bill O’Reilly Asked Urban Meyer If He’d Have Cut Jameis Winston Following The Crab Legs Incident

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer made the rounds yesterday, appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, CBS, ESPN and Fox to promote his new book, titled “Above the Line.” Bill O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor, made sure to ask some interesting questions.O’Reilly, alluding to Meyer’s strict policies, asked the Buckeyes head man what he’d have done if Jameis Winston, who infamously stole crab legs from a Publix ahead of the 2014 season, had been on his team. He said he “would have had a hard time letting it go.”Of course, it’s always easy to say what you’d have done when you aren’t in the exact situation. That being said, Meyer probably runs a tighter ship now than he did in the past.last_img read more

Registration for PCJ Energy Competition Closes Sept. 30

first_imgStory Highlights September 30 is the deadline for registration for the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) 2018 Energy Champion Competition. Project Manager for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme at the PCJ, Jody Grizzle, told JIS News that this second staging of the competition has seen over 100 per cent increase in enrolment, with more than 40 public-sector entities registered, so far. center_img September 30 is the deadline for registration for the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) 2018 Energy Champion Competition.Project Manager for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme at the PCJ, Jody Grizzle, told JIS News that this second staging of the competition has seen over 100 per cent increase in enrolment, with more than 40 public-sector entities registered, so far.“This is a strong indication of positive behaviour change in the public sector, and that the message of energy conservation is being embraced,” she said.The competition, which seeks to award energy-efficient public entities, will run from October 1 to December 31, 2018.All government agencies operating on their own energy meters are eligible for the competition, whether or not they were beneficiaries of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project (EECP) implementation programme.Competitors stand the chance to win more than $1.5 million in energy-efficient interventions.Interested agencies may visit the website www.pcj.com and complete the entry form.Ms. Grizzle said that the competition is an innovative way for the Government of Jamaica to be a role model in energy-conservation initiatives across the island and to lead by example.“It is the vision that members of the private sector will join us in the effort to reduce energy consumption, and that behaviour change in the workplace among employees will transcend into their households as together we secure Jamaica’s energy future,” Ms. Grizzle said.last_img read more

Trump Taps Alaska To Fill Three Important Federal Positions

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker was happy to announce that leadership in the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs has been poached by President Donald Trump to fill important federal positions. In a written statement Governor Walker says he isn’t surprised at all that these three fine Alaskans have risen to national prominence, and is sure they will continue to serve Alaska well with their new responsibilities. Mike O’HareTrump today appointed Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mike O’Hare to serve as the new Region X Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last Thursday, December 8th, he was awarded the Alaska Legion of Merit medal for his exceptional service with the State of Alaska.Verdie Bowen Verdie Bowen, Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs was recently elected President of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. O’Hare began working in the Statewide Emergency Communications Office in 2008, eventually being appointed as DHSEM Director. Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark Esper named Major General Laurie Hummel, DMVA Commissioner and The Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard, to the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee. Major General Hummel’s appointment to the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee will allow her to advise Secretary of the Army about major policy matters affecting the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, and the mobilization preparedness of the Army. NASDVA elevated Director Bowen to a national role of advocating on behalf of the nation’s 22 million Veterans and their families. He will represent Alaska at NASDVA, coordinating efforts to ensure Veterans and their families receive the VA services and benefits they earned through service to our nation.Laurie Hummel Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-trump-taps-alaksa-to-fill-three-important-federal-positons.mp3VmDorene-on-trump-taps-alaksa-to-fill-three-important-federal-positons.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Robb Report Taps New EIC People on the Move

first_imgPaul CroughtonPaul Croughton was tapped as Robb Report’s next editor-in-chief, bringing two decades of editorial experience to the luxury brand. Most recently, Croughton served as founding editor of Robb Report UK where he provided the editorial vision behind the brand’s inaugural European edition.In his new role, Croughton will oversee all editorial operations for the brand’s U.S. print and digital editions. He joined Penske Media Corporation, parent company of Robb Report, from creative and digital agency Brave New World, where he served as a partner and editor, and prior to that started his career as a journalist specializing in luxury travel and men’s style.“We’re energized and excited by Paul’s fresh perspective as well as his unwavering commitment to best-in-class storytelling and content creation,” says Jay Penske, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corporation. “Paul’s superior understanding of the media landscape’s continuous evolution, coupled with his personal assurance to not only maintain but grow Robb Report’s ownership of the luxury media space, will propel this iconic brand into our next 30 years.”  Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Advance announced this week that Oren Klein, VP finance and controller, will succeed current CFO, Tom Summer, effective October 1 of this year. Summer, who initially planned on retiring, instead plans on remaining with the company full-time until the end of the year, and then assume a senior advisor position after that. Klein, who has been in his VP role since 2008, was selected to take over for Summer due to his “strategic perspective and business acumen,” according to Steve Newhouse, co-president of Advance, which he says has added great value to the company. Kalmbach Media tapped Christine Metcalf as its newest VP, finance. Metcalf joins the company from Rexnord Corporation where she served in a similar capacity as its VP of finance for the process motion and control division. Prior to this role, Metcalf also held senior finance positions with Johnson Controls, Newell Rubbermaid and S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.“She has an outstanding track record driving strong financial results and an unmatched enthusiasm for our brands,” says Dan Hickey, CEO, Kalmbach Media. “She will play a pivotal role in Kalmbach’s growth as we continue to invest in the future of our company.”The Forward made two additions to its staff this week in an effort to continue its digital growth. Jay Ehrlich was tapped as VP of product and engagement for the brand, coming from Valassis where he served as VP of product, responsible for creating new omnichannel products across the company’s core coupon offerings. In his new role, Ehrlich will lead the charge on increasing subscriptions to the Forward.Ben Fractenberg is joining the Forward’s editorial team as a staff writer, where he will spearhead the creation of visual articles for the brand’s site. He will also rely on his background of New York City political reporting to assist in the development of new articles. Most recently, Fractenberg served as a reporter, photojournalist and videographer at DNAInfo.JEGI has made two changes to its Leadership team including the appointment of Adam Gross, former chief marketing officer, to managing director, where he will solely focus his efforts on the deal execution side of the company. Gross has been with JEGI for nearly two decades and also serves as a board member of Ventana, a holographic technology company, and SIIA’s Connectiv division.David Clark, who has held the role of managing director at JEGI since joining the company in 2005, is taking on the role of chief marketing officer, where he will “help guide the firm’s business development and thought leadership initiatives,” according to Wilma Jordan, CEO of JEGI. Prior to working at JEGI, Clark was a managing director at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance, and a senior member of Deloitte’s global TMT industry consulting practice.Vox Media tapped Meridith Webster as its first chief communications officer, where she will oversee external and internal communications, corporate marketing and public affairs, and will report directly to CEO Jim Bankoff. Prior to this hire, Webster was at Emerson Collective where she led its public affairs practice, focusing on high profile advocacy campaigns and creating powerful storytelling tools.Entertainment Weekly alumna, Sara Vilkomerson, is leaving her post as a senior writer to take on the position of segment producer at “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”Rolling Stone tapped Mother Jones’ Andy Kroll as its next Washington bureau chief.Christian Datoc is joining the Washington Examiner as its night news editor from his position at the Daily Caller as the breaking news editor.Task & Purpose’s former features editor, Aaron Gell, is joining Medium as a contributing editor. Prior to Task & Purpose, Gell served as EIC of the New York Observer and has held editor roles with Business Insider and Maxim. Former freelance journalist for Bustle, The Intercept and Popsugar, Lucy Westcott, is stepping into the roll of James W. Foley fellow at the Committee to Protect Journalists.Max Chafkin was promoted to features editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.Jean Ellen Cowgill is heading to Bloomberg as general manager of TicToc from her role as president of Atlantic 57.Quartz promoted Mike Murphy to deputy tech editor and has tapped Daniel Wolfe as a reporter on the Things team.last_img read more

Wilmington Community Fund Giving Away Reusable Tote Bags On June 23

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Fund is helping residents reduce waste by helping to protect the environment in a more sustainable day-to-day effort. Their reusable tote bags offer many environmental benefits, as well as convenience, value and ease!The Wilmington Community Fund wants to help by giving away reusable bags (1 per person) at the following locations on Sunday, June 23, 2019, starting at 10am:Elia’s Country StoreFarmers Market (140 Middlesex Avenue)Lucci’s SupermarketMarket Basket Plaza The giveaways are on a first-come-first-serve basis.​Be sure to bring your Wilmington Community Fund tote bag on your next grocery trip. While you’re there, consider donating a non-perishable food item to the Community Fund’s Food Pantry. With your help, WCF can achieve its motto, “People Helping People”.​To learn more about how you can support WCF, click HERE.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Fund.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Community Fund To Give Away Reusable Tote Bags On June 23In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, June 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, June 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Anushka Sharma shares cryptic post after Rohit Sharma unfollowed Virat Kohli and

first_imgAnushka Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rohit SharmaInstagramAmid the rumours of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s fallout, Anushka Sharma has shared a cryptic post on Instagram which seems to be aimed at Rohit who has apparently unfollowed her on the photo-sharing platform.”A wise man once said nothing. Only truth can shake hands with silence in a mess of false appearances,” read Anushka Sharma’s post on Instagram.There were reports about a rift between Virat and Rohit after Team India failed to make it to the World Cup 2019 finals after getting defeated by New Zealand in the semi-finals.Both Virat and Rohit had a fabulous record in the World Cup 2019 till the top order batsmen came tumbling down under the blows of New Zealand bowlers.Though Virat and Rohit have never spoken about their rumoured tiff, it is being said that two groups have been formed within the Indian team wherein one supports Virat and the other supports Rohit.The Indian team management has claimed that there’s no such issue within the Indian team. But Rohit unfollowing both Virat and Anushka on Instagram has given enough fodder to gossip mongers.Take a look. Anushka SharmaInstagramlast_img read more

Minor schoolgirl raped accused held

first_imgA class-III student was reportedly raped by a youth at Boro Mandartola village in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday night, reports news agency UNB.Mosiur Rahman, officer-in-charge, Sharsha Police Station, said Shukur Ali forcibly took the 10-year-old schoolgirl beside the resident when she was returning home from her neighbour’s house at 9:00pm and raped her.Hearing her screams, neighbours rescued the victim and admitted her to Jessore Medical College Hospital.Due to excessive bleeding, her condition is very critical, the police officer added.Police, later, arrested alleged rapist Sukur Ali, 20, son of Ebrahim Ali of the village in Sharsha upazila.last_img read more

These women power through highintensity workouts Then they finish with prayer

first_img Catholicism Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ at Washington state libraries attracts protesters Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Tagsexercise F3 Females in Action homepage featured prayer workout yoga,You may also like Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Yonat Shimron YonatShimroncenter_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,APEX, N.C. (RNS) — On a Tuesday evening under the roof of a public picnic shelter, a group of women ages 20 to 55 groaned through a series of high-intensity exercises in the 88-degree heat and humidity.Cheered on by their leader, who yelled, “you’re getting stronger,” and, “you’re going to feel like Popeye,” the women press on with  jumping jacks, burpee box jumps and a set of other cardio exercises with inventive names: “dying cockroach,” “ski moguls,” and “sparky crabs.”But the intensity of the boot-camp-like drill ended on a quieter, more reflective note 45-minutes later as the women came into a circle, their faces still flush from working out, to close with a prayer: “Lord, thank you for the time we’ve been able to be together and just exercise,” said Julie Swift, one of the women. “Please bless all these ladies and sustain them through their week. In Jesus’ name we pray.”After a unison “amen,” they roll up their mats, give each other a hug and head home — until the next workout.A host of modern exercise groups have sprung up in the last decade that aim to create fitter bodies, minds and hearts: CrossFit, SoulCycle, Pure Barre, Orangetheory. Stephanie Walton demonstrates a plank exercise for Females in Action workout participants in Apex, N.C. RNS photo by Yonat ShimronAll promise to empower, strengthen and transform while creating a sense of community.The latest is Females in Action, a Southern-style fitness program designed to make women stronger and develop friendships. The FiA brand is the female equivalent to F3  —  its larger male counterpart, which aims to build men up through fitness, fellowship and faith.But unlike the for-profit studios that cater to urban millennials willing and able to pay $40 a class, Females in Action (like F3) is free. Workout sessions are peer-led. They most often take place outdoors, in public parks or school fields. And they typically end with a spiritual high five.“We are focused on fitness, but it goes beyond that,” explained Catherine Butler, who leads one of three Charlotte, North Carolina, FiA groups. “We are a community of women that lifts each other up.”Started six years ago, FiA has grown to 53 regional workout groups spread across multiple states but heavily concentrated in North and South Carolina. Many are located in the suburbs and appeal to churchgoing working women whose husbands oftentimes participate in the male counterpart. FiA estimates 5,700 women work out at its exercise sessions, and many say the biggest draw is the camaraderie and support the women offer one another.“There’s nothing ever negative here,” said Caroline Uenking, 20, who accompanied her mother, Heather, to a recent workout. “It’s all positive.”Caroline, who has some problems with her calves, and Heather, who has a hard time touching her toes, are never singled out, they said. Instead, they’re  encouraged to do what they can, altering a particular exercise to meet their abilities.Like the F3 male-only version from which it borrows extensively, the workouts have a certain military style that stems from one of its founders, David Redding, a former member of the Green Berets. Although some workouts incorporate yoga and others running, the typical session features aerobic exercise sets in which participants push themselves as hard as they can, rest and repeat.In keeping with military nomenclature, participants are required to have nicknames, too. Stephanie Walton, the leader of the Apex group, is known as Peachtree; Janice Azeveda, who leads a group that meets in Cary, is known as Van Gogh.But although the exercises are hardcore, the female-only environment makes it more inviting for some women.A list of exercises drawn up by Stephanie Walton who leads the Females in Action workout in Apex, N.C. RNS photo by Yonat ShimronSwift, 55, said she felt overwhelmed attending gym classes alongside men.“I would prefer women who can influence each other,” she said.The gender restriction may be part of FiA’s more traditional appeal. If some of the newer fitness center brands draw millennials with no particular faith, FiA draws people who tend to be more religiously conventional.Though not explicitly Christian, FiA promotes the idea of a belief in a higher being, whatever that might be called (a formula that also echoes the second Alcoholics Anonymous step, “We came to be aware that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”).Walton, a mom now studying for a degree in health and fitness science, said FiA made her a better person.“Since I’ve been doing FiA I’ve been going to church more,” she said. “I’ve been doing more soul-searching. It’s just part of it. You start caring about people. You see their children being born. You do things for their husbands when their husbands are sick.”Not everyone in F3 is religiously devout, and not all sessions end in prayer. But the group leader, called a “Q,” is expected to end each workout with what’s called a “Circle of Trust,” intended as a short time to reflect.Azevedo, who leads a 5:30 a.m. workout in nearby Cary, tends to keep things strictly nonsectarian. She concluded a recent session by reading a quote from personal coach Cheryl Richardson about the importance of self care. A 58-year-old preschool teacher, Azevedo said she nearly fainted the first time she attended a FiA workout. She was never very athletic, she said, and gyms did nothing for her. “If you decide not to go, nobody at the gym is going to say, ‘Hey, I missed you. Where were you?’” she said. “With this particular group, if you’re not there, somebody checks in with you and asks, ‘Are you OK?’ That’s a beautiful thing, having relationships of support. That’s really important.”Through FiA, she’s lost weight and gained muscle. Best of all, FiA empowers women and cheers them on.“It’s a life-changing group,” she said. “Physically you change because you’re taking care of your body. Mentally you change because you’re meeting new people and establishing new relationships and spiritually you change because you’re taking time out to reflect on your life. It’s a good thing.” Share This! Boy’s removal from church service spurs debate in UK on welcoming those with aut … Share This! Yonat Shimron Yonat Shimron is an RNS National Reporter and Senior Editor.,Add Comment Click here to post a commentlast_img read more

Joe Biden Announces Presidential Run

first_img Michael Dwyer/AP FileIn this April 18, 2019, file photo, former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston. 00:00 /29:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden finally announced his decision to throw his hat in the ring for the 2020 Presidential Election.This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze who are the front runners for 2020 and discuss whether Biden has a real shot of winning the Democratic nomination.Jay and Brandon also discuss ideological shifts in the Democratic Party and how they could impact the 2020 election.NATIONAL2020 Presidential roundup – Congressman Seth Moulton is in; Elizabeth Warren’s answer on student debtPresident Trump cancels Iranian oil sanction waiversMueller report fallout, Treasury misses deadline for Trump tax returnsHouse Oversight Committee v. President Trump on financial recordsTEXASMJ Hegar announces Senate runDallas and San Antonio municipal roundupTexas House votes to legalize the farming of industrial hempDebate on property tax and school finance billsEnd of Confederate Heroes Day?End of Daylight Savings Time?You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Sophie Moll, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday April 8

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA review of some of the top news stories of the week, directly from the pages of the AFRO with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

photos Chihiro Saito

first_img[photos: Chihiro Saito] February 28, 2011We continue our report from 2/25/11, about the new SPACE FRAME Special Assembly.This is the second piece in a series, that sculptor Brent Scott made for Cosanti. The original prototype was installed there last year [see our reports from March 15., April 14. and 16. 2010].This second piece is half of the size of the original.Special Assembly sculptor at Cosanti, Abel, joins Paolo with suggestions of bells that will make a unison of sound desired by Soleri.Brent with the sculpture in front of Soleri’s house at Cosanti.last_img read more

French cable operator Numericable saw its net prof

first_imgFrench cable operator Numericable saw its net profit for the first quarter rise by almost half thanks to growth in subscribers and lower debt charges. Numericable added 70,000 subscribers in the year to March, representing growth of 4.3%. Multi-play customers were up 5.6%, while TV-only customers dropped by 15%. ARPU grew by 2.7% to €42.10.Numericable posted a profit of €35 million, up 48%, on revenues of €327.6 million, up 1%. Residential revenues grw3 by 1.8% to €219.2 million.The company confirmed its objectives for the next two years of growing revenue by between 2% and 5%, with an EBITDA margin target of 50% by 2016.Numericable also said it expected its acquisition of SFR to close by the end of the year.last_img read more

Arts Council England and technology innovation cen

first_imgArts Council England and technology innovation centre Digital Catapult have launched a new programme that will see VR and AR content makers pitch to the BBC and Google.Virtual, augmented and mixed reality content creators can apply to get support and funding through  the CreativeXR scheme, with up to 20 companies to be supported by the project.Successful applicants will be offered workshops with industry leaders to support the development of their concepts. They will also get access to Digital Catapult Immersive Labs and up to £20,000 of funding to develop their immersive prototypes.In the New Year CreativeXR teams will pitch their work at a final commissioner showcase, attended by partners including Google and the BBC.“The potential of AR and VR to enhance our experience of a story and elicit emotion needs to be exploited,” said Aurelien Simon, head of immersive at Digital Catapult.“With CreativeXR, we want to give content creators and innovators the support, space, technology and funding that they need to develop their prototype ideas. Doing so will provide audiences with better, multi-faceted experiences, while supporting the UK in gaining a greater share of the lucrative global immersive market.”CreativeXR is calling for submissions to focus on “creative, consumer-facing experiences enabled by immersive technologies”. These can include artistic pieces, cultural experiences, new forms of fiction or non-fiction storytelling, and new forms of interactive entertainment.The deadline for entrants is November 2 and interested parties can apply online through the CreativeXR website.last_img read more