No deja vu Secondhalf comeback fails for OSU

The Ohio State men’s basketball team’s 15-game home win streak and nine-game conference win streak came to an end Wednesday night after a 60-57 loss to No. 4 Purdue. The story of the game was Purdue’s first-half dominance. In front of the first sell-out crowd of the season at the Schottenstein Center, the Boilermakers jumped out to an early lead and led for all 40 minutes of Wednesday’s game. With just more than seven minutes remaining in the first half, junior Evan Turner converted a three-point play and for the first time all night the capacity crowd erupted. The jubilation was short lived, however, as Purdue’s Keaton Grant immediately responded with a four-point play at the other end. The crowd again rose to its feet when junior Jon Diebler made the team’s first three-point basket with less than a minute ago. But again, the Boilermakers answered, this time with a three-point play. In the first half “they made some shots and some of us didn’t have our heads right,” Turner said. “As a unit we didn’t execute how we were supposed to.”Purdue led by 13 at the break and although the Buckeyes got as close as 48-46 late in the second half, the first half struggles proved to be too much to overcome. OSU had one last chance in the waning moments when Diebler took and missed a potential game-tying three-pointer as time expired. “I got a good look,” Diebler said. “I should have knocked it down. There’s really no excuses.”Unlike in last month’s game at Purdue, the Buckeyes did a much better job of containing junior Robbie Hummel. Hummel torched Ohio State 35 points in the first meeting, but was held to just four Wednesday.However, OSU simply had no answer for junior JaJuan Johnson. After scoring a season-low four points in the first meeting between these two teams, Johnson led the way offensively for the Boilermakers. He scored a team-high 24 points on 11-17 shooting. “He made shots and those were some tough shots,” Diebler said. “That’s a heck of a basketball player right there.”As expected, Turner handled the bulk of the load for the Buckeyes and scored a game-high 29 points. With the loss, OSU dropped to 10-4 in conference play, but the Buckeyes have little time to regroup. They travel to East Lansing, Mich., Sunday to play the Big Ten’s first-place team. “You have to be honest with yourself and say ‘OK what didn’t we do well?’ but we have another tremendous challenge down the pipe,” coach Thad Matta said. “I told the guys after the game, we have to be a better basketball team on Sunday.” read more

Bringing home hardware Mens volleyball notches 1st NCAA title in program history

For this group of seniors in the past three seasons, the story remained the same. A bid to the NCAA Championship semifinals and nothing more. In the 2010 semifinals, the Stanford Cardinal overpowered the Ohio State men’s volleyball team in three straight sets (30-25, 30-26, 30-17). What followed was a long flight home. At that time, coach Pete Hanson told his players to write down their goal for the next season. “Each kid said his goal was to win the National Championship,” Hanson said. Now, a little more than a year later, the mission has been accomplished. All-American outside hitter Jeff Menzel jumped up for a kill on Championship point, but a wall of Steven Kehoe, Kevin Heine and Jason Tobkin stopped him in his tracks. Kehoe connected on the block as the Buckeyes defeated the California-Santa Barbara Gauchos, 3-2, for the program’s first national title. “Our coaching staff told us if we blocked him once in the last five points, we would win the match,” Kehoe said. “I think deep down we believed we earned the right to be here,” Hanson said. “It’s really cool how that came to fruition.” The Scarlet and Gray outplayed the Gauchos in about every aspect of the match, but OSU’s 26 service errors kept UCSB, which had just six service errors, in the match. “I definitely came out tense, and I think a lot of the guys did, especially from the service line,” Kehoe said. Hanson agreed. “It was clearly frustrating,” he said. “(OSU) never panicked. It’s like when a pitcher can’t locate his fastball. It will come, and it did.” Hanson said it was key to isolate Menzel and force his supporting cast to win the match. “I think when you hold an All-American to 12 kills on 40 swings and he hits .025, you’ve done a pretty good job,” Hanson said. Junior Shawn Sangrey led OSU with a match-high 32.5 points and 30 kills. His career-high 30 kills are the most by any Buckeye this season. Kehoe added a season-high 65 assists and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “For our seniors, it was their last collegiate volleyball game ever,” Sangrey said. “We wanted to go out on top, and that’s what we did.” Kehoe, Sangrey and John Klanac were named to the All-Tournament team. OSU overcame its serving woes with a strong offensive effort. The Buckeyes outhit UCSB .329 to .198, had a 74-45 advantage in kills and led the match in assists, 70-42. The Buckeyes are the third team outside the West to win the title. Penn State won in 1994 and 2008. OSU holds a 1-2 record in national title games. The Buckeyes lost, 3-1, against USC in 1977 and, 3-0, to UCLA in 2000. read more

My Digicel App has new look wider capabilities

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jun 2015 – Digicel announced a re-launch last week of its My Digicel App which will allow its customers to access social media newsfeeds, work as a customer feedback portal and gives those who download the ability to have mobile management of their accounts. There is a new look to the My Digicel App according to Digicel Group Chief Commercial Officer, Claudio Hidalgo, who also said; “We are excited to be introducing our newly-designed My Digicel App that makes it easier for customers to access all of our services free of cost at any time using their smartphones. The new app boasts all the great features that customers have come to know and love, as well as a host of new ones such as sending credit to friends and family at home and abroad and accessing Digicel’s social media newsfeeds for the latest updates.” With the new app you can send top ups to phones locally and internationally and select various plans, 24 hours a day. Related Items:Claudio Hidalgo, my digicel app, smartphoneslast_img read more

MA Prospects 2009

first_imgOther attendees said they are still looking for traditional media as well. Reed Exhibitions CEO Mike Rusbridge said Reed is exploring acquisitions in the U.S. “We haven’t seen anything as appealing as expos,” he added. “Conferences don’t do it and events in general don’t do it either.” Many attendees spoke of developing print models more dependent on subscriptions and paid content. The Economist Group’s Roll Call gets 50 percent of revenue from subscriptions. Overall, The Economist Group has seen events impacted more severely than print, according to director of development Todd Tauber. The number of media acquisitions has plummeted over the last year and there’s little chance of a rebound in 2009, particularly for the blockbuster, private equity-driven deals that dominated the marketplace until recently. However, attendees at last month’s DeSilva & Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit said they are looking for deals, particularly as prices that have soared during the latest boom, come back to earth. “The last three deals we did were 3X, tops,” said Pat Kenealy, managing director of IDG Ventures SF. “You can do deals now at a price you wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.”Kenealy said social networks are monetizeable. “We’re seeing business models emerge,” he added. “We invested in a company that makes Facebook applications for industries such as nursing. Six months later there were more than 600,000 nurses using it. Compare that to the typical controlled circulation.” Print, Events Still Worthy last_img read more

Time Inc Announces Paid Membership Program for Pet Owners

first_img“As one of the largest direct marketing companies in the US…we have a unique ability to access first-party data and insights on what is important to our customers,” says Jen Wong, chief operating officer and president, digital at Time Inc. “We use this knowledge to rapidly develop new consumer products and services, like PetHero, that we can market directly to our large, direct customer base.”The launch of PetHero serves as the first major consumer product headed under Time Inc. president and CEO Rich Battista and his team, with plans ahead for the implementation of another paid membership product before the end of the year. Battista started his current position in September of last year. Time Inc. announced its plans to join the pet products industry today, launching a paid membership program for pet owners, PetHero™ (pethero.com).The program, set to start this fall at $20/month, will give its members a 25 percent discount on in-house medical services from participating veterinary practices, as well as toy and treat boxes, according to a statement from the company.“PetHero was created to make it easier, more fun and more affordable for families to keep their pets happy and healthy,” says Leslie Dukker Doty, executive vice president of consumer marketing and revenue at Time Inc. “Offering a great discount on vet care nationwide, seasonal delivery of the latest toys and treats, an interactive community and more, PetHero will be an invaluable destination for our passionate and engaged group of pet owners, a group that is growing by the day.”Time Inc. seeks to build upon its audience, which reaches over 100 million consumers, according to 16 comScore Multi-Platform, who own pets or identify as pet lovers across its print and digital audience, according to a company statement.last_img read more

UPDATE Supreme Court Declines To Take Up DACA Yet White House Says

first_imgThe March 5th deadlineThe Trump administration has not tried to block the injunctions that force it to continue operating the program. Though the March 5 date is now moot, Greisa Martinez, policy and advocacy director for United We Dream, said DACA supporters planned to demonstrate in Washington on that day.“Over 1,000 people will mobilize to Congress on March 5th because although you can apply to DACA based on the ruling, it doesn’t mean that you’ll have the protection of DACA,” Martínez said. The Supreme Court’s announcement Monday that it wouldn’t step in to the case now means the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will likely be the first appeals court to weigh in on the topic, the step before the case would return to the Supreme Court.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who joined other states in lawsuits to keep DACA in place, cheered the Supreme Court announcement Monday.“It’s a victory for all Dreamers, certainly a great victory for California,” Becerra said during a phone call with reporters. “It’s a victory for the rule of law and it’s a victory for our economy.”The Ninth Circuit has set no date to hear arguments but has given lawyers dates by which they must file briefs that run through April. Andrew Pincus, an attorney who represents more than 100 businesses that intervened in support of DACA, said June is probably the earliest that the court would rule.Trump on Monday didn’t seem to hold out much hope of winning at the Ninth Circuit, criticizing the liberal-leaning court by saying “nothing’s as bad as the Ninth Circuit.”“I mean, it’s really sad when every single case filed against us is in the 9th Circuit we lose, we lose, we lose and then we do fine in the Supreme Court,” he said.Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza Statement on DACA:The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the appeal of the decision requiring the federal government to keep DACA in place is good news for thousands of Houston-area families, students and teachers. We remain steadfast in our commitment to make sure every child, regardless of their immigration status, gets a high-quality education. Over the past several months, families have felt a great deal of anxiety and this court decision brings much-needed relief. We continue to support the dreams of our young people and their desire is to build a better life for themselves, their communities, and the nation as a whole. Share MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO / KUTThe U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services will have to accept applications of renewal for DACA after the Supreme Court decision, at least until the appeal process is over. In the image, a group of of people demonstrates for DACA in Texas.The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federals appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.The announcement means the case affecting “Dreamers” will have to work its way through the lower courts before any Supreme Court ruling is possible. The case could also become moot if Congress takes action in the meantime. Right now, however, further congressional action is in doubt after the Senate stalemated on the issue two weeks ago.The Supreme Court’s decision for now to stay out of the case on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, wasn’t surprising. It’s highly unusual for the Supreme Court to hear a case before a lower appeals court has considered it.But DACA supporters hailed the decision as a significant — if only temporary — win. President Donald Trump said the case would now be heard by an appeals court and “we’ll see what happens from there.”“You know, we tried to get it moved quickly because we’d like to help DACA. I think everybody in this room wants to help with DACA,” he said to visiting governors. “But the Supreme Court just ruled that it has to go through the normal channels.”DACA has provided protection from deportation and work permits for about 800,000 young people who came to the U.S. as children and stayed illegally.In September, Trump argued that President Barack Obama had exceeded his executive powers when he created the program. Trump announced he was ending the program effective March 5 and gave lawmakers until then to come up with a legislative fix.But in recent weeks, federal judges in San Francisco and New York have made Trump’s deadline temporarily moot for people who have sought and been granted renewals; the rulings do not extend to people who are applying for the first time. Judges issued injunctions ordering the administration to keep DACA in place while courts consider legal challenges to Trump’s termination. As a result, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services resumed accepting and processing DACA renewals in January, just as it had before Trump’s September announcement.last_img read more

Researchers find most BitTorrent users being monitored

first_img Explore further Image from the research paper. BitTorrent file sharing sites work by means of a Peer to Peer sharing scheme. Users log in and download chunks of a file they want from several different other users at the same time who share the load as a swarm. At the same time, files that they’ve already downloaded are shared with others. The protocol and hosting sites, known as trackers don’t differentiate between files that are traded legally, or illegally, hence the presence of monitors, which are “users” or clients that log in for the express purpose of finding out who is downloading illegal content. The very nature of the protocol makes it very easy for such monitors to note which users are downloading which files as it’s all tracked via IP addresses.One way to get around having an IP address cataloged by a monitor is to block their IP address; disallowing them from joining the swarm that is sending pieces of files. Users who frequent BitTorrent sites generally become aware of what are known as blocklists (lists of the IP addresses of known monitors); unfortunately, the researchers found such lists to include many false positives and negatives, making them generally useless in preventing monitoring.To figure out which clients were real users and which were monitors, the researchers noted several characteristics of the monitors that make them stand out. One was the fact that monitors tend to hold a large number of the subnets that access sharing sites. Other ways were that they tend to stay connected a lot longer than regular clients and to connect to a lot more swarms and also generally fail to report actually ever completing downloads. In short, they are simply much busier and active, though with little to show for it, than users who generally tend to only log on when they want a certain file and then go away for a period of time after they get it.After compiling lists of IP addresses they suspected of belonging to monitors, the team compared them against other known information about such IP holders and were able to verify that many of them were indeed known BitTorrent monitoring entities. They conclude by making it clear that virtually everyone that uses such sites to download files will have their IP address cataloged at some point, but add that the information gathered by such monitors likely wouldn’t withstand legal scrutiny. More information: (Phys.org)—Researchers from Birmingham University in the UK have found that users who frequent BitTorrent file sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, risk having their IP address logged by monitors as quickly as within three hours of getting on. The team, led by Tom Chothia, discovered the extent to which monitors are tracking users on such sharing sites by monitoring activity themselves over a two year period. They found as they note in their paper presented this week at the SecureComm conference, that virtually all users of such sites wind up having their IP address noted and recorded at some point. Citation: Researchers find most BitTorrent users being monitored (2012, September 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-bittorrent-users.htmlcenter_img Press release 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. Anonymous exposes visitors to child porn sites © 2012 Phys.orglast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game between the Jets and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “You can ask coach that,” he said, with a laugh. “But for the most part we have so many weapons, it’s going to be a fun season.” – / 45 Oh, he also brings career totals of 8,628 yards and 51 touchdowns on the ground along with 296 catches for 2,154 yards and nine touchdowns via the air.Ellington, who is still expected to be the Cardinals’ No. 1 running back, has no problem with the team bringing the veteran into the fold.“I’m excited, man,” he said. “As many players as we can get in here to help us win a championship, I’m all for it.“He’s a legend; he’s a guy I can learn a lot from, so I’m looking forward to it.”It is unknown what kind of role Johnson, who will turn 30 in September, figures to have. However, it’s not unreasonable to assume he will receive a fair amount of touches as he tries to rebuild his value in the desert. What that means for Ellington or the other Johnson, a third-round pick from Northern Iowa, remains to be seen.But the rookie, who got back on the practice field in a limited role Monday for the first time in nearly two weeks following a hamstring injury, said the signing of the former Titan and Jet is a good thing.“I can learn from him, hopefully, when he comes,” he said. “He’s a great back and hopefully I can learn something.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — As the saying goes, while two is company, three’s a crowd.Unless you’re a member of the Arizona Cardinals’ backfield, apparently.Monday afternoon word came out that the Cardinals had signed free agent running back Chris Johnson to a one-year deal. A three-time Pro Bowler who was with the New York Jets last season, Johnson adds experience to an otherwise young group of running backs that was set to be led by third-year pro Andre Ellington and rookie David Johnson. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Johnson added he doesn’t feel threatened by the move because he hasn’t even been on the field to show what he can do.And therein lies what is likely the main reason the team went out and signed Johnson.Earlier Monday, before the team had officially signed the back, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that Chris Johnson is, “one of those guys, every time he touches [it] you hold your breath. He could take it to the house.”In 2009, Johnson paced the NFL with 2,006 rushing yards, and he topped the 1,000-yard mark in each of his first six NFL seasons before slumping last season with the Jets.Few are expecting him to be that kind of player again, but if nothing else he presents another weapon for the team to deploy. It wasn’t that long ago when Johnson was viewed as one of the best runners in the NFL, someone the dynamic Ellington said he patterned his game after.“I studied his game a lot coming up, coming through high school and college,” he said. “He’s a guy that can go get it. I learned a lot from his skill set and I’m glad to have him on my team.”Johnson figures to be at training camp Tuesday beginning to work with his new team. From that point, it will be about figuring out everyone’s role and how best to utilize all the talent the team seems to have on the offensive side of the ball. It’s a good problem to have — if it is indeed a problem — but when asked if there will be enough plays to keep everyone happy on offense, Ellington smiled. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img read more

Portugal Telecoms shareholders have approved the

first_imgPortugal Telecom’s shareholders have approved the sale of the company’s domestic assets to Altice, the owner of French cable and telecoms giant Numericable-SFR.The approval of the agreement by a 98% majority of shareholders, despite the opposition of some minority shareholders, paves the way for completion of a deal that will see the Luxembourg-based entity take over the Portuguese telco for €7.4 billion plus an additional €500 million payable to Brazilian shareholder Oi if the group meets certain revenue goals.Altice has said the deal could lead to the creation of an additional 4,000 jobs in Portugal, including through the possible creation of additional call centres.Portuguese economy minister António Pires de Lima has signalled his approval of Altice’s involvment, pointing out that the acquistion removed uncertainty over Portugal Telecom’s future.Altice CEO Dexter Goei has indicated he would like to see the acquisition completed by mid-year. Altice is reserving 20% of the capital of the company for Portuguese investors, but has indicated that it is not seeking an industrial partner.The agreement has yet to secure regulatory approval. Altice already owns Portuguese assets including cable operator Cabovisão and it is possible it may have to make concessions to secure a green light.last_img read more

Dutch telco KPN narrowly increased its overall TV

first_imgDutch telco KPN narrowly increased its overall TV base in the first quarter, with 16,000 net additions to its IPTV base being almost exactly offset by 15,000 losses to its digital-terrestrial and analogue bases.The telco had 2.184 million IPTV customers at the end of March, and 190,000 customers to its Digitenne DTT and analogue services.KPN’s fixed broadband base declined from 2.934 million to 2.927 million over the same period.The telco increased its base of fixed-mobile converged households slightly from 1.343 million to 1.358 million, with the number of fixed-only homes declining from 2.093 million to 2.037 million.Overall, KPN’s base of consumer residential households declined by 41,000 to 3.395 million over the quarter.The telco’s overall revenues declined by 2.9% to €1.362 billion, while EBITDA fell by 4.7% to €570 million.CEO Maximo Ibarra said that the Q1 performance reflected “a mix of an ongoing competitive environment and the impact of the execution of our strategic actions”.He said that customers satisfaction had “increased in both Consumer and Business, a clear indication that our customers appreciate the quality of the connectivity and services we deliver”.last_img read more