Ohio State mens hockey ready for evenly matched Big Ten Tournament game

Sophomore forward Tyler Lundey (23) attempts a shot during a game against Michigan March 2 at Nationwide Arena. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternWhen it was announced that the Big Ten men’s hockey conference would come together for its inaugural season, many people had high expectations.With the regular season over and postseason play about to begin, it has become clear those expectations were right on the money. A competitive and skilled conference campaign has set up a tasty tournament bracket. All six of the conference’s teams are set to travel to Saint Paul, Minn., this weekend hoping to become the first-ever Big Ten hockey champions.Minnesota and Wisconsin are the top seeds respectively, so both receive a bye in the quarterfinals, while No. 3-seed Michigan is slated to play No. 6 Penn State for the chance to play the Badgers.Minnesota awaits the winner of the other quarterfinal between No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan State. The Buckeyes went 1-0-3 with two shootout wins against the Spartans in the regular season, and first-year coach Steve Rohlik said his team knows how tough the game will be.“(The game is between) two teams that are evenly matched, you saw that in our results this year. They block a lot of shots, they’ve got a very good goaltender, (and) they’re scoring more goals now,” Rohlik said, referring to Spartan sophomore goalie Jake Hildebrand. “So we’ve got to play our best hockey game Thursday night, there’s no question.”For the team that claims the prize, a Big Ten championship will bring with it an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The national tournament is made up of 16 teams: the six conferences’ postseason tournament champions plus 10 at-large bids. The NCAA selection committee uses a series of calculations to figure out the at-large bids, and those calculations are replicated by something called the PairWise rankings.According to those rankings, the Big Ten can be split up into two blocks of three: those who look to be in the tournament no matter what, and those who require a Big Ten title to get there. The former is made up of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, while the latter is composed of Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State.The tournament implications at stake this weekend don’t seem to faze OSU junior forward Ryan Dzingel, the leading scorer in the Big Ten this season who was just named to the all-Big Ten team earlier in the week.“We’re all really excited. The CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) tournament last year was really cool and there was a lot of publicity, so I can’t even imagine how much it will be with the Big Ten,” Dzingel said. “Playing in an awesome rink with these great teams is going to be a lot of fun.”Rohlik, a Saint Paul native, said the tournament’s location is going to make the occasion that much more special.“A lot of people say that baby boys are born here (in Ohio) with a football in their crib, up there (in Minnesota) it’s a pair of hockey skates,” Rohlik said. “It’s the culture, its kind of what Minnesota is. It’s certainly one of the big spots for hockey across the U.S.”With the hockey-savvy eyes of the Minnesota crowd upon it, OSU’s high-powered offense will need to find a way past an MSU defensive corps that has blocked the most shots in the Big Ten.The prize awaiting the Buckeyes if they manage to do that: another shot at the best team in the nation, in the Gophers own backyard.The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to face off at 8 p.m. Thursday. read more

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Stefano Pioli unhappy with Fiorentinas display

first_imgFiorentina’s manager Stefano Pioli has expressed regrets over the 1-0 defeat to Napoli after a poor display in the game.Ancelotti’s men returned to winning ways thanks to a solitary goal from Lorenzo Insigne late in the game.“We had a good performance overall, but also have the quality to do far better,” the Viola Coach told Sky Sports Italia.“There were few risks in the opening 15 minutes, and there were situations where we could’ve been more effective. It’s natural to struggle a little against a side of such quality, but 10 minutes from time we had a big mistake and paid a heavy price.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I think this defeat is more our fault than giving credit to Napoli. We tried to take the initiative but could’ve done more and created more problems for their defence.“Errors can happen, but the important thing is never to settle, always go for the victory. Even if we played with character at the Stadio San Paolo, we leave with the regret that we could’ve done more.“It’s a growth process, it’ll take time, and this performance shows we can get results even in difficult arenas like this.”last_img read more

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KPBSD Passes Budget For FY2020

first_imgKPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “We look forward to community participation in the process, especially as the State and Borough deal with economic issues that directly impact school funding.” Residents have asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to “step up” and help lessen the impact to local schools by funding to the max at the borough level. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce: “The truth of the matter is for the educators out there, it’s simple math. You’re going to take a $20 million dollar hit from the state, we’re (the borough) going to take about a $20 million dollar hit from the state, that’s $40 million dollars. There is no way that we can fund you to the cap, and even if we did it’s not going to make a real big difference, you’re going to take a $20 million dollar hit. The Kenai Peninsula School District will look different next year.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has passed a ‘status quo’ budget for the FY20. The budget was passed at the School Board’s Monday night meeting. Governor Mike Dunleavy released an amended FY20 budget in February for the state. The budget proposes a significant reduction to education funding throughout the state. The school district faces a $22.4 million dollar reduction in state funding under the current budget proposal.center_img The total budget of $145,387,469, which includes general fund revenue, full funding from the borough, and $52 million in local and state funding. State funding reductions directly link to how much the borough can fund education for the school district, which results in an even further reduction to education funding to KPBSD, according to Dusek. The mayor and his administration are scheduled to present a final budget to the borough assembly by early May. According to Pierce, regardless of how and when the state finalizes its budget, “the borough administration has taken proactive steps to prepare for fiscal uncertainty”.last_img read more

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Borough Mayor Vetoes Additional Funding For KPBSD

first_imgThe mayor’s budget will be presented to the assembly at  their meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Additional details to follow. Total funds provided for school purposes are $57,555,977; the Borough portion is $57,555,977 and the State of Alaska is forecasted to provide $0.00 for debt reimbursement. Funding provided by the Borough, net of the State’s contribution for debt service, for school purposes is equivalent to 6.79 mills. This statute outlines the minimum and maximum amounts that can be contributed to the school district. The required minimum local contribution is estimated to be $27,492,488 and the maximum amount is $52,537,091. The amount the Borough has appropriated for FY2020 is $51,512,091, or 98% of the maximum allowed by statute. Pierce announced his intent to veto the additional funding in education ahead of Tuesday night’s meeting. That money had been approved by the assembly at its April 16 meeting. Pierce also released his proposed KPB Budget for FY2020 to the Assembly. The largest component of the budget is the contribution the Borough makes to fund the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The Borough’s local contribution is governed by AS 14.17.410, according to a social media post from the borough. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce issued a veto of Ordinance 2018-19-33, which appropriated supplemental funding of $2,423,955 for the Kenai Peninsula School District for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Sales tax revenue is expected to cover $32,272,462; the balance of funding of $25,283,515 (equivalent to 2.98 mills) comes from property taxes, federal revenue, and other sources. Total funding provided for schools (not including post-secondary education funding) represents an amount equal to 68% of the Borough’s General Fund budget.last_img read more

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New study reveals why jellyfish are such efficient swimmers w Video

first_img For years, jellyfish have been considered a nuisance—they sting swimmers and crowd out other more desirable ocean dwellers. In more recent times, they have become even more of a problem as they grow in both numbers and size—most scientists attribute this to their adaptability to warmer ocean temperatures and a decrease in other populations due to overfishing by humans. Now, it appears they have another natural advantage that gives them an edge over other ocean dwelling creatures as well—they are far more efficient when swimming leaving them more energy to find food and mate.Scientists have known for a long time that jellyfish move through the water by squeezing the bell that forms ahead of their body. That squeezing pushes water backwards forcing the jellyfish forward. More recently it has been learned that they also are pushed forward by a secondary thrust that occurs as the bell is refilling with water. Until now, however, it was unknown just how much benefit jellyfish got from this. Explore further Play Instantaneous pressure field estimations are shown simultaneously with body velocity to demonstrate a mechanistic explanation for how jellyfish can accelerate, and thus gain extra distance, during a period of the swimming cycle in which there is no kinematic motion. Credit: PNAS, Published online before print October 7, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306983110 The findings may lead to increases in efficiency in swimming robots as scientists seek to recreate the mechanics of jellyfish—that could mean swimming robots plying the seas sending back data for years on end, or as some have suggested, new kinds of robots that kill real jellyfish. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen 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. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play DPIV of a 2-cm A. aurita jellyfish shows the velocity vectors and vorticity produced by swimming. Notice how the stopping vortex forms upstream and on the exumbrellar surface of the animal before recovery. The vortex ring then moves under the bell as its vorticity (energy) increases. Credit: PNAS, Published online before print October 7, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306983110 To find out, the researchers anesthetized some test specimens and placed them in a tank filled with very tiny glass beads. As the jellyfish moved in the beads, a laser was shone and reflected off the beads, allowing the researchers to measure its speed and how much energy the creature was expending as it moved. They noted that immediately after squeezing its bell, a vortex formed as the bell relaxed. That vortex pushed against the jellyfish’s body, propelling it forward. More importantly, the researchers found that the secondary thrust required no energy expenditure by the jellyfish at all—it was purely mechanical, like a rubber-band snapping back to its original size after being stretched. That extra boost the researchers report (which averaged about a thirty percent gain) means that jellyfish are by far the most efficient swimmers in the sea, giving them an advantage over virtually all other sea life. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

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Robert De Niro to play father in Russells Joy

first_imgActor Robert De Niro has confirmed that he will play the role of a father in the much anticipated film Joy.The 71-year-old, who was hosting a special screening of a HBO documentary in Rome Monday, said that he is been roped in by the producers to play a father in the film, reports hollywoodreporter.com.‘Yeah, I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father,’ he said.Directed by David O. Russell, the film will mark De Niro and Russell’s third time working together in a film . They previously worked together in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. The film will feature Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in lead roles.last_img

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Capturing Latin America through an Indian travellers lens

first_imgThe embassies and high commissions of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) based in New Delhi, held the felicitation ceremony of the ‘My Latin American Trip 2017’ photography competition in the Capital. This photo-competition, now entering its third year, is open to all Indian tourists, to submit photographs from their travels to Latin America and the Caribbean countries. The second edition of the contest received 70 entries from non-professional photographers, who shared photographs of their adventures in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The submissions were evaluated by a committee comprising of officials from the GRULAC missions, who shortlisted 19 finalists. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe appreciation awards were presented by representatives of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Han Dannenberg Castellanos, Dean of Diplomatic Corps stressed on the importance of public and cultural diplomacy in bringing the Latin American and Caribbean region closer to the Indian tourists. The exhibition of winning photographs, along with all the other submissions was also inaugurated for public viewing. The exhibit is on display at the Art Gallery, Embassy of Peru till February 16.last_img read more

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