More field goals needed, says hockey player Rani Rampal

first_imgRani Rampal is one of the few known faces in the Indian women’s hockey team, and she will be key to the side’s prospects when it takes to the turf at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games.After a fifth-place finish at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this year, the team is much more aware of its strengths and weaknesses, and Rani, being one of the most experienced players in the squad, knows what is required to get the job done at the continental showdown.”At the Commonwealth Games, we missed a lot of field goals and the defence conceded several soft goals. At our subsequent camps, we focused on these areas and also worked on fitness and set plays,” Rani told MAIL TODAY on Thursday. “On the other hand, penalty corner conversion is our big strength.As the most prominent attacking threat for opponents, and with the likes of China, Japan and hosts Korea in fray, Rani is under no illusions about what is at stake and what is expected of her.”The gold medallists will book a spot at the 2016 Olympics, and it is our primary objective. We have improved a lot during the course of the year. Our performance at the Champions Challenge was pretty poor, but we have played a lot better since,” the 19-year-old forward from the hockey hotbed of Shahbad in Haryana said.”As a senior player, it is my responsibility to lead by example and guide the younger players and cover for their mistakes.” With China, Thailand and Malaysia in India’s pool, the task confronting India is anything but easy. “Our first goal is to top our pool, which will give us a semifinal against the runners-up of the other group. Our Australian coach Neil Hawgood has also changed the way we play. Now all 10 players go on the attack and all of them fall back when it is time to defend,” Rani informed. It will be the first time that India will play under the four-quarter format. “Modern hockey is very fast. The new format gives players a break after 15 minutes and the opportunity to refresh themselves.advertisementOur coach also likes to use the rotation system and no player is on the field for more than six or seven minutes at a stretch,” she added.last_img read more

DeMarcus Cousinss Kings Loved To Blow Leads — And Mount Huge Comebacks

There’s been no shortage of attention on the Sacramento Kings in the wake of their mind-boggling choice to deal DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for pennies on the dollar. But one thing that’s garnered almost no scrutiny is the inconsistency of the team’s play.The Kings this season have lost a league-worst five games in which they once held a lead of 15 points or more, according to NBA Miner, a site that tracks advanced and unusual statistics. But they’ve also tied for an NBA-best four wins in contests that they once trailed in by 15 points or more. How are those two things even possible?Well, it helps when you’re as inconsistent as the Kings are. Sacramento is the NBA’s worst team in first halves by far yet owns the league’s 10th-best net rating1A net rating measures how many points a team outscores an opponent by — or is outscored by — for every 100 possessions. in second halves (even better than the defending-champion Cavs). Those numbers fit the pattern of what’s happened in the team’s craziest outcomes: Three of Sacramento’s four major comebacks this season began during the third quarter, while four of the Kings’ five collapses began unraveling in the second quarter.In the comebacks, the Kings often had trouble containing opposing forwards — Andrew Wiggins, Gordon Hayward, Tobias Harris and Paul Millsap, among others — in the early going. But Sacramento wisely dumped the ball into Cousins, who repeatedly drew fouls and visits to the line during second halves, which allowed his team to play catch-up with the clock stopped. This especially worked in a 94-93 win over Utah, in which Cousins shot 10 free throws in the fourth quarter without taking a single field-goal attempt.During the back-breaking losses, the slow-paced Kings have often been outrun by their opponents. In a game on Nov. 10, the Lakers outscored Sacramento 13-4 in second-half fast-break points, according to NBA.com. The Warriors outscored the Kings 21-3 in fast-break scenarios during the second half of their Jan. 8 comeback. And the Pacers finished with a 22-0 second-half advantage in fast-break scoring over the Kings en route to a come-from-behind victory on Jan. 18. (Sacramento’s 3-point defense, one of the worst in the NBA, was also less than stellar in those second-half efforts.)Cousins obviously had a ton to do with the Kings’ outcomes in these games — particularly in a 3-point loss to the Sixers in which he had 46 points but fouled out in the final minute. But the loss of Rudy Gay, out for the season, arguably had a bigger impact in some cases.Gay tore one of his Achilles tendons in the midst of one of the collapses, with the Kings up by 10 against Indiana in a Jan. 18 contest that Sacramento once led by 22. Gay’s injury took a psychological toll on the club that night, Cousins told reporters after the game. Cousins shot 0-for-9 with six turnovers after halftime.And there was a tangible difference in the team’s play. Without Gay’s ability to ease some of the scoring burden (his 26 percent usage rate was the team’s second-highest before the team remade itself at the trade deadline), Cousins was overworked in some fourth periods. His fourth-quarter usage rate jumped to 57.5 percent during the last week and a half of January, after Gay’s injury, up from 37 percent earlier in the same month. That’d be asking too much of anyone — let alone the NBA’s most double-teamed post player.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cousinsnorudygay.mp400:0000:0000:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Things will change considerably now that Cousins is in New Orleans. The Kings can only hope that the move allows for increased stability, and perhaps fewer blown leads, going forward.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Ohio State womens ice hockey crushed twice in Wisconsin

Then-sophomore forward Katie Matheny (23) skates down the ice during a game against New Hampshire on Oct. 4, 2014 at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU won, 4-3. Credit: Lantern file photoAgainst the high-scoring Wisconsin Badgers, the Ohio State women’s hockey team failed to sustain momentum after its opening-weekend victories against Lindenwood, getting dismantled twice.The Buckeyes allowed 15 goals on 102 shots in the two games, including a combined five first-period goals. Conversely, the Scarlet and Gray only took a combined 29 shots of its own in the two games.The third-ranked Badgers’ goal scoring opened early on Saturday when sophomore forward Emily Clark tallied a point 30 seconds into the game. The Badgers would proceed to score three goals on the power play in the third period of the first game, en route to topping the Buckeyes 7-0.Special teams play had been an emerging strength for OSU early in the season, but the series against Wisconsin demonstrated that there is still plenty of work to be done. In addition to the three goals the Buckeyes allowed with a player in the box, the Badgers scored a goal while on the penalty kill on Saturday. The Buckeyes went 0-of-4 in power-play opportunities on Sunday, which ended as another lopsided loss by the final score of 8-0.The squad’s strongest period of play from the weekend was the second period on Sunday, when OSU recorded nine shots on goal and successfully killed two penalties, and despite the penalties was able to control the pace of play for much of the period. The Buckeyes will look to get back on track when they return to Columbus for their first home series of the season against Minnesota beginning on Friday. The puck is set to drop in the first game at 6:07 p.m. and 2:07 p.m. the following day. read more

Football Gareon Conley will not attend NFL draft

Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley speaks with the media on March 5 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorAfter his name surfaced Tuesday afternoon connecting him to a rape allegation, former Ohio State cornerback and potential NFL first-round pick Gareon Conley will not attend the NFL draft in Philadelphia that starts Thursday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.Source: #OhioSt CB Gareon Conley has decided not to be in Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL Draft.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2017Conley, considered a top 15 pick by several NFL draft analysts, was planning on being one of the 22 athletes in the green room at the NFL draft on Thursday, but will now watch from home as he waits for his name to be called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Conley has not been charged in connection to the rape allegation. read more

Womens Hockey No 7 Ohio State reopens conference play against No 1

Ohio State then-freshman goalie Andrea Braendli (30) prepares for a shot in the game against Minnesota State on Oct. 11. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Assistant Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s hockey team is ready to prove that last year’s Frozen Four run was no fluke.The No. 7 Buckeyes (14-6, 8-4 Big Ten) will try to steal a win against No. 1 Wisconsin (19-1, 9-1 Big Ten) as they begin a home series against the Badgers on Friday.Ohio State will face a Wisconsin offense that is No. 2 in the country in goals and No. 1 in scoring margin.With the Badgers entering the weekend on an 11-game winning streak, the Buckeyes’ interim associate head coach Andrew Cassels said the series will test his team’s mettle.“It’s a great way to measure up our team versus the best team in the country,” Cassels said. “It’s going to show us where we are and how far we have to come. It’s a great challenge for the girls.”Ohio State is no stranger to defeating the Badgers. The Buckeyes claimed victories in their past two matchups against the Big Ten rival last year in February.“We had some success against them last year,” Cassels said. “We’ll take a lot of footage from that and try to put that into our game plan.”Cassels emphasized Wisconsin’s speed and said that blocking shots will be key to neutralizing its prolific offense, encouraging his team to get into shooting lanes and making sure the Badgers cannot easily get shots off.Coming on the heels of a three-game win streak, Ohio State’s standout freshman goalie Andrea Braendli said the Buckeyes don’t have many adjustments to make.“I don’t want to change my strategy,” Braendli said. “I have to play my game. The most important thing is that we have to trust each other. We have to have each other’s back.”Braendli, who is No. 8 in the nation with a .939 save percentage, said playing a highly touted conference rival such as Wisconsin provokes a higher sense of anticipation from the team, bringing an excitement to the Ohio State locker room ahead of the weekend.But Ohio State redshirt junior defenseman Jincy Dunne thinks it brings a higher expectation for the team, saying the Buckeyes defense will have to be aggressive in front of Braendli against the creative Wisconsin lines.“We have to be a nightmare to play against,” Dunne said. “We have to be all over them all the time, every second. Any time they’re around us, they’re not being untouched.”With Wisconsin outscoring opponents 81-23 on the season, Dunne said the Badgers defense has yet to face the type of challenge that the Buckeyes can give them.“I don’t think their defense has really had to play defense,” Dunne said. “They’re a very offensive-heavy team so if we can just get pressure on their defense and get pucks behind them, I think we’ll be very successful.”Dunne stressed the impact a series victory against the Badgers could have on the national perception of the Buckeyes. “It would be huge for us to get up in those rankings and show that the Frozen Four wasn’t a mishap,” Dunne said.The Buckeyes face Wisconsin in Columbus at 6:07 p.m. Friday at the OSU Ice Rink and again at 3:07 p.m. Saturday. read more

Manchester in agreement to sign Jorginho

first_imgIt seems Manchester City are out to sign a deal with Napoli midfielder Jorginho as his agent claims they now have a verbal agreement in place.The Italy international appears to be one of the topmost attractive players in the transfer list this summer, as manager Pep Guardiola moves to bolster his options in the middle of the park.Agent Joao Santos has now claimed that the transfer is still well on course to completion despite no documents having been signed by either party.“Jorginho is now in Fortaleza with his family on vacation,” Santos is quoted by CalcioNapoli24 via City Watch.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In football you need signed documents, without this you can do little.“We have a verbal agreement with City, now we are waiting for Napoli to find the agreement and Manchester [City] to define the deal. Everything depends on this aspect, next week could be the one.”Jorginho has represented Napoli more than 130 times since joining from Italian rivals Hellas Verona in 2014.last_img read more

Rudiger HudsonOdoi has asked me about Germany

first_imgGerman defender Antonio Rudiger revealed that his Chelsea team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about his homeland, amid interest from Bayern MunichAfter struggling to earn regular opportunities this season at Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi is understood to be keen on seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.Now Bayern, who have reportedly had four bids turned down by Chelsea for Hudson-Odoi, confirmed their “great interest” in the 18-year-old on Wednesday.And Rudiger has admitted a move to the Bundesliga is definitely on the teenage winger’s mind.“He asked me about Germany. It was a general question from him,” said Rudiger, according to Sports Mole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“He is still young, I can advise him, but at the end of the day he decides about his future“You can see it from both sides. He can develop here but he can develop in Germany as well — and don’t forget Bayern Munich are also a big club.“For his future, I wish him all the best but I just wish he stays with us.”Despite his lack of opportunities, Hudson-Odoi has started in Chelsea’s last two games in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.last_img read more

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More Corportate Entities urged to provide jobs for vulnerable youth

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 4, 2017 – Kingston – Programme Manager for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP III), Simeon Robinson, is imploring more corporate entities to provide job opportunities for vulnerable youth in communities where the programme operates.He noted that while several companies have offered skills training, internships and other job-readiness training “we need more private-sector partners to enable permanent employment for these youth”.He commended entities such as the Shipping Association of Jamaica, the Marriott and Jewel Resorts, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Wisynco Group, Progressive Grocers, Xerox Limited and others for “putting their money where their mouth is” in providing employment opportunities for the youngsters.Mr. Robinson was addressing a function at the Red Stripe headquarters in Kingston on Thursday (August 31), where schools bags were handed over to 50 youngsters who participated in the company’s ‘Summer Bounce’ camp.Red Stripe, through its Desnoes & Geddes (D&G) Foundation, partnered with the CSJP to engage the youth from the De La Vega City and March Pen communities in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, in the four-week camp.Over the period, they were exposed to lessons in art and craft, life skills training, motivational talks, workshops, a field trip and fun day.Mr. Robinson thanked the Foundation for its contribution to positively impacting the lives of the youngsters, aged 10 to 15, some of whom have described the experience as “life changing”.“This summer camp was also a catalyst for a behavioural revolution for many of the participants,” he said, noting that it also provided opportunity for intercommunity bonding.In her remarks, Head, Corporate Affairs, Red Stripe, Dianne Ashton-Smith, said the company was pleased to be involved in the CSJP and National Security Ministry’s efforts to address the high level of crime and violence in vulnerable communities across Jamaica through strategic interventions such as the summer camp.   She further pledged the D&G Foundation’s continued support of the youngsters’ development.CSJP is a multifaceted crime-prevention programme of the Ministry of National Security being implemented in 50 communities across eight parishes.It focuses on treating with the root causes of violent behaviour among youth by providing a suite of services aimed at reducing their risk of being involved in crime and violence and increasing their ability to become productive citizens.   Among the services are case management, counselling, community justice, and monitoring and evaluation.Since its inception in 2001, more than 20,000 youth have benefited from various services, including an employment internship programme.CSJP is funded by the Government of Jamaica, the Inter-American Development Bank, Global Affairs Canada and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.Phase three, which is the final phase of the programme, will end in 2019.last_img read more

Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — You have spent the night out on the town and had a few drinks with friends. At the end of the evening, you figure you have only had a few drinks. You should be fine to drive right? While this is something that is heard in many bars throughout the country, there is now a new app designed to help you determine if you are indeed sober enough to be driving. The new iPhone app, known as BreathalEyes, uses the iPhone camera to record and measure a person’s Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). This HGN is the involuntary eye movement that can occur when a person is impaired by alcohol and is one of the many different field sobriety tests that are conducted by police officers. New mobile app, ShoeBox, helps scan old photos Explore further 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.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that (2012, January 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-potential-drunk-drivers-app.html By having a person look into the iPhone camera, the app is able to measure this movement in a 10 second test and then lets drivers know if they are under the influence.While this app is legally marketed for entertainments purposes only, it has been tested alongside a standard breathalyzer. The results show that the new app has an effective range of 0.02 – 0.18 percent and a (+/-) 0.02 percent accuracy of blood alcohol content, or BAC, levels.The disadvantage of this app is you cannot administer it to yourself. You will have to have a friend with a steady hand hold the camera. The test must also be conducted in good lighting so that leaves most bars or clubs out.Currently this app is only available for the iPhone 4 or later but the company has plans to have an Android app available within the year for the low cost of only $0.99.last_img read more

Perfume expo sees participation from across the world

first_imgIncense media recently organized 4th edition of ‘International Agarbatti and Perfume Expo 2018” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This two days exhibition, which was held for the first time in the Capital, attracted national as well as international exhibitors including Haridarshan, the main sponsor of the event.Companies from all over the world participated in this event that was inaugurated by J N Nagdev, Chairman of Haridarshan group. Agarbatti and perfume producers, machinery companies related to raw materials, perfume and chemical producers, printing, and packaging, as well as small and big scale companies, exhibited their products at the exhibition.Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Goyal, organizer of the expo 2018 said, “This exhibition attracted national and international perfume companies who provided information about their products during the expo.”Goldi Nagdev, MD, Haridarshan group said: “Here we introduced our products which are priced between Rs 5 and Rs 1800. Our collections include rose, sandalwood, and other perfumed agarbattis.”last_img read more

POLICE are currently in attendance at a security a

first_img POLICE are currently in attendance at a security alert in Derry this morning, Saturday, December 9.It follows the discovery of a suspicious object at Balbane Pass in the Creggan district of the city.As a result, Balbane Pass and Rinmore Drive have been closed to traffic. BALBANE PASSBREAKING NEWS…..SECURITY ALERT ONGOING IN DERRY OVER SUSPICIOUS OBJECTRINMORE DRIVE ShareTweetcenter_img There are no further details at this time.BREAKING NEWS…..SECURITY ALERT ONGOING IN DERRY OVER SUSPICIOUS OBJECT was last modified: December 9th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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