Buckeyes look to improve passing game against Spartans

Senior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) hauls in a catch for a touchdown during a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14 as Smith caught a pair of touchdowns from redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn its last matchup against the Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State completed just eight passes in a 34-24 loss in the Big Ten Championship Game.Entering Saturday’s rematch, senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said the passing game will be essential to pulling the upset over No. 7 Michigan State.“I think you have to throw it effectively. Throwing it effectively will open up the run game and vice versa, running it will open up the passing game,” he said Wednesday. “So I think they kind of work hand-in-hand.”In preparation for the Spartans, OSU coach Urban Meyer said he does not expect Michigan State to change its defense too drastically because of how talented it is.“I think any time you face a defense like this, there will be new adjustments,” Meyer said Tuesday during the Big Ten teleconference. “There will not be a new defense.”The Spartans boast the third-best defense in the Big Ten, allowing just 279.4 yards per game. They are led by redshirt-junior defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun who has been named a Chuck Bednarik and Lombardi award semifinalist along with OSU sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa.Senior wide receiver Devin Smith said Wednesday that while he believes the Spartan defense has improved, he doesn’t see much difference in its scheme.“We know that they like to blitz a lot, they like to play press so we are just going to try and take advantage there,” Smith said. “We have worked (on) a bunch of different things in practice so we are just looking to go out there and show it on Saturday.”Watching the Spartan defense has been a struggle for Smith, who said he is looking forward to Saturday.“I don’t really watch much of Michigan State this year just for the fact that what happened last year and they (are) kind of still on my mind,” Smith said Wednesday. “We want to hurry up and get to Saturday.”Smith went as far as to say that Saturday’s matchup is the biggest game he has played in during his career at OSU.“Probably No. 1 to be honest. With what happened last year and what we are going up against, and the circumstances that we are in, I thinks it’s right up there,” he said.While Smith is having trouble watching the film, fellow senior wide receiver Evan Spencer said Wednesday that he has seen things on the tape that he believes the Buckeye offense can take advantage of.“They have their certain things that we are going to try to exploit and I’m sure they do ours for their side of the ball,” Spencer said. “I think that we will be very successful as a receiver room and as an offense as a whole just because of our preparation and the way we have looked throughout the week.”Echoing Spencer, Smith said he believes taking shots downfield will be a way for OSU to open up its passing game.“I think that’s key. We just got to take every opportunity that we can and go in on Saturday and be ready,” Smith said.Taking chances downfield was something the Buckeyes couldn’t seem to do against the Spartans last year as they accumulated just 101 yards through the air.In an eerily similar circumstance, the Buckeyes completed just nine passes against Virginia Tech earlier this season, ultimately resulting in a 35-21 loss.While the quarterback is different this year for OSU, Smith said he believes redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett will be ready for the challenge the Spartans will present.“He is taking it like it is just a regular game,” Smith said. “He knows what this game means to this whole program and he just came in here all week and just worked hard and he is ready.”In addition to his preparation, Meyer added that Barrett “looks great,” after suffering a sprained MCL in the first half against Penn State less than two weeks ago.Meyer also said that he reminded his players this week that Saturday’s matchup encapsulates why they came to OSU.“I just had a conversation with our players. This is why they are trained. Every second of everything we do in the program from off-season to summer conditioning to training camp, we are training you for moments like this,” Meyer said. “Compete for a championship in November.”The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to kick off in East Lansing, Mich., at 8 p.m. read more

Readers Digest Memo Actually Were Not Shifting in Conservative Direction

first_imgHere’s the memo, via ex-Portfolio writer Jeff Bercovici’s Daily Finance blog:June 19,2009TO: RDA EMPLOYEESFrom: Eva Dillon,President, Reader’s Digest CommunityIn today’s New York Times there is an article about Reader’s Digest. The article in part suggests that the brand has decided to shift direction editorially. I want to assure you that that is not what is or has been planned, and that the strategy to embrace our core values can be misinterpreted.To clarify, neither the magazine nor the company is going in any direction other than what we are doing now. Reader’s Digest has always been about the values of home, family, community, optimism and country, and certainly our values today are more than ever in step with America, especially during these recessionary times as people focus on the “back to basics” of family and home. What we did with the relaunch and redesign of the magazine and websites was to go back to the roots that made this company great by embracing and catering to our specific and unique audience — and do that very well, which resulted in an ASME Award for General Excellence, the first ASME in 20 years.In a challenging time for our industry, we are excited about the plan we’ve developed (outlined in my earlier memo yesterday afternoon) to take a leadership role and transform our business model to respond to changed consumer media habits by leveraging our unique global assets and addressing this new generation of media.Please let me, or any other Executive Committee member, know if you have any questions.Eva Dillon Earlier today, the New York Times published a story about the Reader’s Digest Association, suggesting the publishers of its flagship magazine were “pushing it in a decidedly conservative direction.” Our story, also posted today, focused on the business decision by RDA to slash its rate base by 2.5 million copies and reduce its monthly frequency by two issues. We spoke with RDA Community president Eva Dillon, who told us “there is no big shift that we’ve done or plan to do editorially.”Executives at RDA insist that the Times’ writer, Stephanie Clifford, got it wrong, so much so that Dillon sent an employee-wide e-mail today shooting down the Times’ assertions.last_img read more

Groundbreaking Held at Camp Lejeune for 13MW Solar Farm

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials from the Navy, Marine Corps, Duke Energy and eastern North Carolina held a groundbreaking last week for a 13-megawatt solar farm on a 100-acre site at Camp Lejeune, N.C.The project will cost $25 million to $30 million, and is expected to be online by the end of the year.“In a world that has a lot of uncertainty, you need flexibility,” Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, said during the event. “You get flexibility in energy supply by having different sources of energy. And this solar project is a good example of having another aspect in the mix of the places we get energy. The fact that it’s distributed energy, the fact that it’s on a secure base, adds to that aspect of security,” he said.McGinn said the collaboration with Duke Energy will have a variety of benefits, reported the Jacksonville Daily News.“By hosting the solar facility on our land, we can provide physical security to protect the asset, diversify the local power portfolio and increase regional resiliency, all of which strengthen Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s energy security,” he said.Charlotte, N.C. -based Crowder Construction Services is serving as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. The project will use approximately 54,000 monocrystalline solar panels supplied by SolarWorld Americas, and GE’s Power Conversion business will supply its Brilliance inverters, according to Duke.“This collaborative endeavor allows us to bring our years of experience in managing, operating and integrating energy resources on the grid, while allowing the Marines to focus on their missions of training and service,” said Rob Caldwell, Duke Energy’s senior vice president for distributed energy resources.Caldwell cited the project as a model for bolstering the Navy’s reliance on alternative energy across its installations.“We are very pleased to be here today with a model — not just a project, but a model — that we can replicate for the Department of the Navy and for Duke Energy as a real success to meeting both of our needs in the renewable space,” he said.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectwoman Encourages Board To Keep Current Town Counsel

first_imgDear Wilmington Residents,FACT: There are significant risks associated with Olin Superfund Site and the looming New England Transrail (NET) in south Wilmington.FACT: The Olin site is responsible for shutting down the Maple Meadow Brook Aquifer back in 2003.FACT: There are millions, millions, of gallons of contamination in the groundwater associated with the site and has over 100 chemicals of concern.FACT: It is one of the worst sites in the state!FACT: NET is a proposed transrail facility by Olin at the site that is poised to have NO (emphasis added) over sight from the town because they are exempt as a rail carrier.FACT: Olin is seeking an exemption from top level EPA staff to not have to clean up their mess, something that is called a technical waiver. This could soon happen, anytime.FACT: The town has one of the best environmental attorneys in the state that has represented the town well on these issues.FACT: The BOS knows all this.The Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee (WERC), to which I am VP, is a non-profit set up to oversee the Olin site through a technical assistant grant from the EPA. We also received a grant to help in the review of the NET proposal. We recently went through a similar situation as the town’s current law firm did where our consultants’ company was bought out and split. We did everything in our power to keep the people we had working on the site because the prospects for getting someone up to speed on the complexities of the Olin site would clearly hurt our ability to properly review the site and pending comments on deliverables. It would take years like it took years for the EPA and our current consultants to get up to speed.I voiced these concerns to the BOS at the hearing for town counsel. I said for the past 20 years many citizens have worked 1000’s of hours behind the scenes. We don’t get pay nor recognition and want neither. What we do want is support. Don’t cut our legs from underneath us and leave us with counsel that is uninformed and not up to speed with the nuances of these issues. Unfortunately, once I left a selectman disputed me and said it would only take a few days for new counsel to get up to speed with Olin and NET. That comment just shows the lack of understanding and knowledge about these issues and the multiple layers of regulation and complexities. Makes me wonder what knowledge of the site he posses to say such a thing. I could see taking this risk of replacement if there were issues with the firm. But none have been presented. Otherwise, why then? Politics? This position has been the subject of political significance before and could be playing a role behind the scenes once again.Dan Duetch the environmental attorney for the current firm has done well for the town. Not one Selectman disputed this or the associated attorneys’ credentials. He was an important cog in the wheel to stop NET from putting in a trash transfer station and identifying that the town was at risk with out having a tolling agreement with Olin to protect our rights. Something overlooked by the prior counsel. Any issues brought up at the meeting with counsel ended being the town’s will, not counsel’s. If there are issues find ways to work them out, maybe a temporary agreement? But do not throw the baby out with the bath water or try to fix what is not broken. Too much is at stake and depends on having the best legal representation and that is what residents deserve. I hope the Selectman respect the work WERC is doing on behalf of the town and they do the right thing and not leave us in a more vulnerable position than we already are in regarding Olin and NET.Suzanne SullivanLike 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… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman, Environmental Activist Slams Selectmen For Town Counsel VoteIn “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Judy O’Connell Discusses State Rep Pay, Environmental IssuesIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Decide This Fall Whether To Run Water Line To Residents With Contaminated WellsIn “Government”last_img read more

Wilmington Real Estate Transactions Week of August 13 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from August 13, 2019 to August 20, 2019:Address: 7 Burt RoadPrice: $600,000Buyer: Michael & Edna BrattonSeller: Mymy TranDate: 8/19/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 30,875 sfAddress: 66 Chestnut StreetPrice: $629,900Buyer: Karin QuinnSeller: Alexandra MorganDate: 8/15/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 26,394 sfAddress: 4 Earles RowPrice: $560,000Buyer: Nicholas & Jaclynn GentileSeller: Justin Cusce & Ellen MahoneyDate: 8/15/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 50,965 sfAddress: 7 Lawrence CourtPrice: $545,000Buyer: David Hunt & Leeann StellaSeller: Karl SagalDate: 8/15/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 35,000 sfAddress: 30 Marcus RoadPrice: $520,000Buyer: Erik & Alexandra PichetteSeller: Margaret McKennaDate: 8/16/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 10,527 sfAddress: 301 Middlesex AvenuePrice: $507,000Buyer: Melanie & Conrad VancollerSeller: David Hunt & Leeann StellaDate: 8/15/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 25,398 sfAddress: 12 Seneca LanePrice: $650,500Buyer: Ellen Mahoney & Justin CusceSeller: Bobby LeeDate: 8/15/19Use: 1-Family ResidentialLot Size: 33,350 sfLike 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… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Wilmington Real Estate Transactions (Week of August 20, 2019)In “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Mayor Annisul stable

first_imgAnnisul HuqThe condition of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Annisul Huq, who is now in a London hospital ICU, is stable.”With medically-forced sedation, all organs of the DNCC mayor have been functioning normally,” said his personal secretary Mizanur Rahman.”Physicians have been working cautiously as he has been suffering from a very rare kind of disease,” said Mizan after receiving the latest information about his health condition from London on Saturday afternoon.When his attention was drawn to bad news spread on social media, he said it is baseless.Annisul, suffering from neurological problem (dizziness and lack of balance) for the last several months, was admitted to the neurology hospital in London on 13 August. He was then diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis at the hospital.Annisul flew to London in the last week of July on a personal tour.last_img read more

State Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Oct 21 2018

first_img Categories: News,Vaupel News Kudos to the Livingston County EDC.   I have had the honor of serving on this board for a number of years and as a state representative still am a member.  I have enjoyed seeing the work of the individuals on the board; with their goal being to keep Livingston County a great place to live, work and play.***With Halloween quickly approaching, many children will be trick-or-treating in just a few days.Halloween is a fun time for kids and their families and we need to ensure our children stay safe this season. For a fun and safe night, make sure to practice and review safety tips with children before they head out for the evening. Safety tips include, wearing comfortable and supportive shoes, checking the weather and bundling up, carrying a cell phone in case of an emergency and walking together in groups.***I would like to announce our Summer Reading Program winners who will have the opportunity to be a Representative for the Day.  Each fall, I enjoy recognizing some of the district’s elementary age children who have spent some quality time over the summer reading at least 10 books.  Thank you to the Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell public libraries for helping and providing a space to display our reading contest materials.  This year the winners are:  Grace Miller of Fowlerville, James Potter of Howell, and Ellie Rider of Howell.***Thank you to all who attended my October office hours. I hope you’ll be able to join me again next month on Friday, Nov. 16 at the following times and locations:•           2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;•           4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and•           5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.***This past weekend was the annual celebrity server event at Olden Days Café in Fowlerville, a fundraiser for Genesis House.  Once again, there was outstanding attendance from our community leaders and the public who support this great organization while joining in on some fun.  A special thank you to Chuck and the staff at Olden Days for hosting this annual event. Genesis House provides support for individuals in our county who suffer from mental health issues.  The organization also provides a clubhouse and office environment to help individuals develop skills to help maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle.  Thank you to everyone who participated.***Minds in Action, a homeschool group, made the trip to Lansing to tour our Capitol.  I was able to spend some time with the students and took them on the House floor.   I always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm and interest by youth who visit our Capitol to learn a bit more about state government and tour the historic building.***I attended the Michigan Works Annual Award program and was honored to present tributes to Work Skills Corporation, founders of the Livingston Road Rally; Laurie Humphrey and Laura Hoehn; and also Ryan Parker and Adrian Horner who received the “Outstanding Job Training Participant Award. The Artisan Corner also received recognition.***State Rep. Hank Vaupel with the Economic Development Corporation of Livingston County 29Oct State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Oct. 21, 2018last_img read more

TiVo has launched OnePass an all access service

first_imgTiVo has launched OnePass, an “all access” service that gathers together and gives viewers access to content, regardless of whether it comes from live or recorded TV, on-demand or streaming apps.The service, which the DVR maker introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, organises episodes of shows by season and is available on TiVo boxes or via TiVo’s mobile apps.If an episode or a season is not available as a recording, OnePass will include episodes from a user’s on-demand library or streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus, said TiVo.“As we continue to see exponential growth in binge watching and the nearly ubiquitous presence of OTT video subscription services alongside traditional cable, TiVo continues to fulfil our mission to deliver the best entertainment experience for viewers,” said Jim Denney, vice president of product marketing at TiVo.“OnePass is a significant step in our continued efforts to simplify and organise the exploding amount of great content available today – a solution we know becomes even more important as individual TV shows, movies and videos are spread throughout an increasing number of entertainment services.”last_img read more

Russian service provider MTS has entered the rapid

first_imgRussian service provider MTS has entered the rapidly growing eSports market by acquiring leading eSports team group Gambit Esports.MTS has acquired Praliss Enterprises, which manages Gambit Esports. The latter unites four teams of eSports players – with 16 players in total – that compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2 and FIFA competitions.Gambit Esports teams have won major World and European competitions. Gambit’s roster of players includes the current World champions in CS:GO, the first team from the CIS countries to have won.MTS said that it planned to combine marketing activities in eSports with the development of new products for gamers. The ompany has created an eSports division within its own innovation centre, headed by gaming expert and Virtus.pro co-founder Irina Semenova.Gambit Esports CEO Konstantin Pikiner will take on the position of sports director for MTS.MTS has been active in providing technical support for eSports, including establishing direct connections to the servers of the largest gaming companies for both mobile and fixed-line operations.In 2016 MTS became technical partner for the GamerStadium project, housing the largest cyber-sport club in Moscow. MTS has also crated a special fixed data tariff for gamers.“It’s an important and iconic event for our organisation. The eSports industry is growing rapidly. The level of competition is higher than it has ever been before. Big brands from all over the world, famous sports and entertainment organisations have begun investing in the eSports industry. Therefore we are glad that Russian companies are not an exception. The opportunities provided by one of the leading technology companies will allow us to focus on achieving competitive success and interaction with our audience,” said Pikiner.last_img read more