Gene Smith Urban Meyer support NCAA changes

The NCAA Board of Directors released a new, more stringent set of rules Tuesday for enforcing athletic programs’ adherence to codes of conduct. The new rules try to simplify and accelerate what has traditionally been a long and complicated rule-enforcing process. The rules also aim to increase the severity of the sanctions and make punishments more uniform instead of treating things on a case-by-case basis, according to the announcement posted on the institution’s website. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, first-year OSU football coach Urban Meyer and other Big Ten Conference football coaches voiced support of the revamped enforcement structure. Smith said he agrees with the new rules and says they help fix a “flawed” system. “I am supportive of the new legislation,” Smith said in an email. “It provides clarity and transparency to a system of enforcement and infraction management that was flawed. It also will improve the ability for cases to be handled more expeditiously.” Meyer said he was in favor of updating the “antiquated” system of enforcement as well. “I’m fully supportive of it. I appreciate the NCAA revisiting the discipline structure … I am in full support of very stringent penalties and keeping, or even restoring, the integrity of college football,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference. “Throughout history, the only way to keep civilization and keep things in order is to have very strong rules and enforce them. Clear rules with very firm, swift punishment.” During the weekly teleconference, several coaches spoke on the issue, with Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini saying they were fine with added responsibility for a coach. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, who was also on the call, agreed with them. “There’s no question, the level of transparency and the level of accountability needs to go up,” Fitzgerald said. “And the No. 1 person that needs to be held accountable for the coaching staff’s actions are the head coach. That’s why you are called the head coach. I think the NCAA is taking some really positive steps.” Another change involves holding head coaches more accountable for the actions of their staff. Now, violations by any member of the staff will reflect on the head coach, unless he or she can prove their personal effort for “promoting an atmosphere of compliance.” There was also a change in tiers of violations. Rather than categorizing a violation as “major” or “secondary,” there will be four levels, with a Level I violation being the most severe. The NCAA could potentially disqualify a team for multiple years of postseason play and fine the program millions of dollars for a Level I violation. Other consequences for various levels of infractions include harsher scholarship reductions, recruiting limits and head coach suspensions. Suspensions for coaches, as well as programs, can range from 10 percent of the season to a full season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will expand from 10 members to 24, speeding up the infractions process and handing out violations in a more timely manner. In OSU football’s case, this could have meant serving out OSU’s bowl ineligibility during the 2011 season rather than the current season. The last of the most significant changes in the new set of rules includes a more consistent penalty system. Sanctions will no longer be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the new standards will ensure equal treatment – and punishment – across the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert said the rules aim to eliminate the temptation for teams to do whatever it takes to win. “We have sought all along to remove the ‘risk-reward’ analysis that has tempted people – often because of the financial pressures to win at all costs – to break the rules in the hopes that either they won’t be caught or that the consequences won’t be very harsh if they do get caught,” Emmert said during a press conference Tuesday. “The new system the board adopted today is the result of a lot of hard work and membership input devoted to protecting the collegiate model.” Emmert began the process of establishing a new set of rules in August 2011. The new enforcement structure will take effect on Aug. 1, 2013. Dan Hope and Evan Speyer contributed to this story. read more

Football Ohio State releases Week 11 depth chart

Ohio State junior kicker Sean Nuernberger (96) kicks a field goal in the second quarter in the game against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFour days before No. 6 Ohio State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) hosts No. 24 Michigan State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten), the Buckeyes released their Week 11 depth chart, leaving the majority of the depth chart unchanged except for two changes on special teams.For the first time this season, freshman Blake Haubeil was listed as the co-starter with redshirt junior Sean Nuernberger at kicker. Nuernberger is 10-for-12 in field goal tries this season with his only two misses coming during Ohio State’s Oct. 7 matchup against Maryland. Though he drilled his lone field goal attempt against Iowa, it was a near miss as the ball appeared to fly above the left upright. Nuernberger is listed as the team’s kickoff specialist. However, Haubeil kicked off against Iowa. The only other change was redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber being listed as a co-starter with redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell as the kickoff returner. Sophomore H-back K.J. Hill was the listed backup kick returner despite being the co-starter on last week’s depth chart. Weber returned six kicks for Ohio State against Iowa and averaged 17.2 yards as the returner due to Campbell missing the game. Campbell has averaged 36.6 yards per return through nine kick returns this season, and has been cleared to play against Michigan State.Ohio State’s game against the Spartans kicks off at noon Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

The Best Marta once again rules the world

first_imgThe Brazilian superstar defeated nine other candidates for the FIFA award with nearly 15 percent of the voteWith 14.73 percent of the vote, Orlando Pride and Brazil’s footballer Marta has won The Best FIFA Women’s Player of the year award.The forward beat nine other candidates that were selected on September 3rd of this year.She came on top of Dzsenifer Marozsán and Ada Hegerberg, both players from Lyon Women.Marta has the most honors won by any footballer, man or woman, in the world.She has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in five occasions.Marta has been playing professionally since the year 2000 when she debuted with Vasco da Gama in her native Brazil.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.She then went to play with Santa Cruz, Umea IK, Los Angeles Sol, Santos, FC Gold Pride, Western New York Flash, and Tyreso FF.Most recently she was three years with FC Rosengard, and since the second semester of 2017 with the Orlando Pride.With Brazil she has played 133 matches, scoring 110 goals.Congratulations, Marta 👑Winner of #TheBest FIFA Women’s Player 2018 🏆#FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/aCxCn2TIFy— FIFA Women’s World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) September 24, 2018last_img read more

Women robbed by armed men in Provo

first_img Related Items:#2womenmuggedwithintwodays, #2womenrobbedinProvo, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 24, 2017 – Providenciales – Two unsuspecting women were mugged within two days of each other here in Providenciales, and while there is no evidence that the crimes are linked, it does signal a continuing and concerning trend that armed robberies are still too rampant.Residents express grave concern at the report of a woman being robbed in a busy parking lot at Alice and Alice Plaza on Thursday evening where gunman held the woman up and took cash.  On Saturday, we received a report of a  woman who was robbed on her door step on Millennium Highway as she prepared to entered her home.  A man, with a shirt covering his face threw the woman to the ground, held the gun to her face, grabbed her handbag and made off.   Both women are described as shaken, but are thankfully unhurt physically.#MagneticMediaNews#2womenrobbedinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #2womenmuggedwithintwodayslast_img read more

Rangers youngster wants to be in the starting eleven

first_imgFor Jordan Rossiter, the game against Kilmarnock on Wednesday could be an opportunity to start in the Scottish Premier LeagueIn 2016, English midfielder Jordan Rossiter was bought by Scottish Premier League team Rangers.Before that, he spent two years in Liverpool in the English Premier League, but only played once.And now with the Scottish giants, he has only played in six games but expects a change to be in the starting eleven for the first time this season.“We all know how disappointing Sunday was and as the gaffer said we have a great group of lads here,” Rossiter told the club’s official website.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We just have to go out tomorrow and take it out on Kilmarnock and hopefully go and get the three points.”“It has been a long road back to full recovery but it has been brilliant just to be back in with the lads and involved again on Sunday,” he added.“It was great to be out there on a big occasion but I know I have a long way to go myself to get back to my full match sharpness.”“There is no hiding it I have had a lot of setbacks in the few years I have been at Rangers but I am in a really good place now, physically and mentally,” he commented.“I just have to keep doing the right things on the pitch, as well as off it to make sure I stay available for the gaffer.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Erin Trodden Awarded Scholarship From Middlesex Community College Foundation

first_imgLOWELL, MA — The Middlesex Community College Foundation awarded $43,000 in scholarships for outstanding academic achievement to 21 Middlesex students as part of its 2019 spring fundraiser, “Piano Men,” held recently in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.Pranay Rai, of Lowell, was awarded the James C. and Judith G. Mabry Completion Scholarship. This award was established at the inauguration of MCC President James Mabry in 2015. The scholarship is awarded to assist a worthy student with the completion of an associate degree at Middlesex.Michelle Davis, of Lowell, was awarded the Dr. Carole A. Cowan Scholarship. Established in honor of Cowan, former MCC President, this award provides financial assistance to a deserving Middlesex student who is a member of the Commonwealth Honors Program.Kaitlin Fung, of Acton, was awarded the Debra Chemelli-Evans Scholarship. This award was established in memory of the daughter of William Chemelli, former chairman of the MCC Board of Trustees, and member of the MCC Foundation Board.Eight students were awarded Commonwealth Honors Program Scholarships:Juan Breton (Lowell)Brittany Brown (Westford)Adam Goulet (Waltham)Joseph Ivers (Bedford)Genesis Martinez (Lawrence)Isabel Pagano (Peterborough, N.H.)Connor Powell (Andover)Abigail Zegowitz (Westford)Ten students were awarded Lowell Connections Scholarships:Thearith Chhom (Lowell)Trevor Dumais (Lowell)Ari Primak (Andover)Kiss Quick (Lowell)Leang Sam, LowellNatalia Silva (Nashua, N.H.)Eliza Slocum (Haverhill)Theara Sok (Lowell)Vilyratna Sok (Lowell)Erin Trodden (Wilmington)Since 1988, the Middlesex Community College Foundation has generated income through revenue from investments managed by the MCC Foundation Board of Directors, proceeds from the college’s spring fundraiser, the Middlesex Fund, and other programs and campaigns.(NOTE: The above press release is from Middlesex Community College.)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… RelatedWilmington’s Tavares Receives Scholarship At Middlesex Community CollegeIn “Education”Middlesex Community College Offers To Help Wilmington’s ITT Tech StudentsIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katie McManus Receives Scholarship From New England Parenteral Drug AssociationIn “Education”last_img read more

Fords Shelby GT500 leverages supercomputers to go fast and stay cool

first_img 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a friendlier brawler 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder first drive: A Boxster with way more bite 0 Enlarge ImageThe GT500 is the most powerful Mustang ever and keeping it cool at wide open throttle requires some seriously smart design. Ford Ford’s forthcoming GT500 Mustang promises to be the fastest and most technologically advanced Mustang ever. To help with the “fastest” part of that equation, the GT500 has a supercharged V8 that produces more than 700 horsepower on 93-octane pump fuel. The technological part requires a bit more explaining.See, one of the unfortunate byproducts of producing all that sweet, sweet horsepower is the production of massive amounts of heat. How massive? Try more than 230 kilowatts — that’s more than 784,000 BTUs per hour, in old money. Getting rid of that heat efficiently and in a way that doesn’t compromise the GT500’s aerodynamics is a fairly complicated problem to solve. So complicated that Ford opted to involve a few supercomputers to help.All cars are cooled by air, and managing how that air moves through the various cooling devices determines how efficiently they can do their job. Of course, on a car like the GT500, you have a radiator to keep the engine itself cool. Then you have an intercooler which helps drop the temperature of the air that the engine breathes. mustang-2Enlarge ImageFord’s supercomputers use their vast amounts of processing power to help determine the optimum shape for cooling and aero on Ford’s fastest Mustangs. Ford On their own, packaging these inside the aggressively-styled nose of the Mustang takes a little finesse. Each needs to be large enough to do its job, but small enough to leave room for the other cooling pack components. The GT500 has air conditioning, so that means a condenser is mounted in front of the radiator, then there is a transmission cooler, an engine oil cooler and so on.Each of these matrices is a different thickness and causes an obstruction to incoming air that affects the component behind it. This is where the supercomputer comes in. First, the computer helps find the optimum size and shape of the grille area for the Mustang, and then it will help determine the ideal placement and size of the various cooling components.Now, with the engine’s need for air satiated, the supercomputer calculates the flow through the grille, the cooling components, and out of the hood vent, the cowl and other ducts in the car. These all affect the car’s wind resistance and the amount of aerodynamic downforce the vehicle produces.mb-2537Enlarge ImageThis is the GT500’s aero buck. It’s a test mule that Ford’s designers can use to quickly check any potential aerodynamic changes. It’s not pretty, but it’s helpful. Ford The temperature of the air coming out of these ducts affects this as well. As you’d imagine, air coming out of the hood vent is good and hot after having gone through a half-dozen radiators and around a massive roaring engine. The supercomputer accounts for this.Of course, not even a supercomputer can nail things on the first go so the ability to rapidly design, model, and then build and test parts in a wind tunnel and then on-track is critical. To that end, Ford employed the use of in-house 3D printers that allowed its engineers to design, for example, new winglets that mount on the bumper to increase front downforce. Ford ended up going through more than 10 different designs for these “splitter wickers” before finding the right one.Long gone are the days of the Ford Thunderbolt, when making a faster car meant taking a standard car, stripping weight out of it, tossing in the biggest engine you had and telling the customer good luck if they had problems. Ford understands that not only does its GT500 have to go like hell on a race track or a drag strip, but it also has to start every time you push the button. Based on the engineering that Ford’s showing us here, it looks like we have plenty to be excited about come summertime. 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star 98 Photos Share your voicecenter_img Ford Post a comment Tags Performance Cars Auto Tech Supercomputers Ford More From Roadshowlast_img read more

Texas Leads Nation In Wind Energy

first_img Share CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY / KERATom Kiernan is the director of the American Wind Energy Association.Wind is now the top source of renewable power in the nation. The American Wind Energy Association bragged about that news Thursday morning in Arlington. Its latest report shows Texas leads the nation in wind power production. Listen to the KERA News story.Last year, the wind in the Lone Star State produced more than 20,000 megawatts of electricity.“That’s enough energy to power more than 5.7 million homes here in Texas, and also provide more than 25,000 jobs here in Texas,” said Tom Kiernan, who runs the wind energy trade group.Now, if renewable energy conjures images of hippies hugging trees, that’s a bit of an outdated image. The backdrop for the day’s news conference helped sell that message: It was the factory floor of the General Motors’ Arlington Assembly Plant. That factory produces 1,200 big SUVs every day. It’s in the middle of a $1.4 billion expansion, and by 2018, it’ll be run entirely on renewable energy, most of it from wind.CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY / KERA NEWSIn 2018, General Motors plans to run its entire Arlington Assembly Plant on renewable energy. The factory produces 1,200 SUVs every day.“It’s reliable, it’s affordable, it just makes good business sense,” Kiernan said.All of that has meant more jobs in the wind energy industry building and maintaining those soaring wind turbines – more than 100,000 nationwide. It’s also put money into rural communities: Wind energy companies paid some $60 million in land leases to Texas farmers last year.“Wind in Texas has gone from something that we would cuss every day, to now helping families to keep the ranch from one family to the next,” said Ken Becker, who heads economic development for the West Texas town of Sweetwater.With some $60 billion worth of new operations in the pipeline nationwide, wind power won’t be winding down any time soon.Copyright 2017 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM.last_img read more

Galveston Firm To Build Section Of Border Wall New SelenaThemed Shopping Bags

first_imgGalveston company tapped to build section of border wall Mani Albrecht/CBP Media RelationsGround views of different border wall prototypes as they take shape during the Wall Prototype Construction Project near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on the U.S./Mexico border south of San Diego, California.U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has selected a Galveston-based construction company to build part of the wall between the United States and Mexico. The company, identified as Slsco Ltd by CBP, also known as SLS Construction, is contracted at $145 million to build a six-mile-long levee wall in the Rio Grande Valley. CBP says construction will begin in February. Monday, November 5, 2018Final early voting turnout highAlvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaElection signs at an early voting location at Spring First Church, in Spring –a suburb north of Houston– on October 28, 2018.855,711 people in Harris County voted early in the midterms, including both in-person and mail-in ballots. By Thursday last week, turnout surpassed the entire number of votes cast in the 2014 midterms.This year’s turnout broke records and approached totals from early voting in the 2016 presidential election.Election day is Tuesday, November 6. News 88.7 will have live coverage of the results starting at 7 p.m.  HEB bringing back Selena-themed shopping bagsSan Antonio-based grocer HEB announced a new run of reusable grocery bags featuring the Tejano singer Selena.Last time the store released Selena-themed bags, they reportedly sold out in minutes, and some re-sold on online for up to $50.  We heard our fans – on #SelenaDay, we’re pleased to announce that we will have a new, limited-edition @SelenaLaLeyenda #SelenayHEB bag for sale, targeted to arrive in December. Sign up to be the first to know when it’s in stores & online at https://t.co/0cqiwd5RPX. pic.twitter.com/Tplb21dlz9— H-E-B (@HEB) November 3, 2018HEB says the new bags will go on sale in December. New animal shelter expected to double county’s capacityHarris County breaks ground on a new animal shelter Monday.The county announced the new 48,000 square foot facility will double its capacity to care for the 18,000 animals it receives each year. The facility will be built on existing county property and expand by 7.9 acres.The campus will include a medical clinic, cat and dog housing, a walking trail, and four large dog parks.center_img Ahead of election day, Paxton holds lead on NelsonPaxton photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP – Nelson photo: Justin Nelson campaignAttorney General Ken Paxton appears to hold a firm lead over his Democratic challenger, Justin Nelson. That’s despite the fact that Paxton is under indictment for state securities fraud charges.The latest UT/Texas Tribune poll gives Paxton a 12-point advantage over Nelson. That’s tighter than Governor Greg Abbott’s lead over former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez or Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s over businessman Mike Collier. But it suggests statewide Republican support for the incumbent AG is holding strong, despite a well-funded advertising blitz by Nelson. Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wed May 31 MondayFriday from

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uThe latest racially motivated attack by a knife wielding White supremacist happened in Portland, Oregon, a city and state with a long history of racist violence against people of color. We’ll discuss the increase in racist attacks in America since Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House, with Ryan Lenz, senior investigative reporter for the Intelligence Project, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Also, the Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

Krill superswarm formation investigated

first_img 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. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists have been studying how krill form into superswarms, which are among the largest gatherings of living creatures on Earth. Krill swarm. Photographer: Jamie Hall. Image source: NOAA. via Wikimedia Commons. Antarctic krill provide carbon sink in Southern Ocean Citation: Krill ‘superswarm’ formation investigated (2009, October 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-krill-superswarm-formation.html Juvenile krill (small crustaceans resembling shrimps) gather in their trillions in the Southern Oceans to form superswarms. In the Antarctic, for example, one species of krill (Euphausia superb) forms superswarms that stretch for tens of kilometers. Until recently, no one has understood why or how they do it. So scientists with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), led by Cambridge (UK) researcher Dr Geraint Tarling, decided to try and find out. The team used echo-sounding equipment to study over 4500 different swarms of krill in the Scotia Sea, a massive area that lies between South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. The report, published in the journal Deep Sea Research I, described how the research team discovered there are two types of swarm: small swarms composed of adult krill, and large swarms composed of juveniles. The small swarms may be only around 50 meters long and four meters deep, and are not densely packed (about 10 krill per cubic meter). The large swarms are the “superswarms”, which can stretch for many kilometers and are about 30 meters deep. The superswarms are much denser, with up to 10 times more individual krill per cubic meter.This was the opposite of the result expected by Dr Tarling and his team, who thought the small swarms would be dense and the superswarms more diffuse. Dr Tarling said he was astonished at the density of the superswarms and the concentration into a small area of such a massive amount of biomass.The BAS team also discovered that the large swarms tended to form when there was less food available, but the reasons for the formations of superswarms were unclear. Dr Tarling said a likely explanation is that a large swarm gives an individual protection from predators such as seals and whales, and a large swarm can confuse predators. It can also be more energy efficient, which could help juveniles grow more quickly.The trade-off in forming large swarms is much greater competition for food, and this could explain why adult krill form less densely packed swarms, since they are more negatively buoyant than juveniles, and have to expend more energy in swimming. They need more food than the juveniles, and benefit from less competition.Another finding of the research that was opposite to the expectation was that superswarms are more likely to occur at night. It was previously believed this would be less likely, since krill feed at night.The habit of forming superswarms containing trillions of juveniles means that most of the young krill in the Antarctic Ocean are likely to be in just a few superswarms. This means krill may be much more susceptible to overfishing than thought previously since fishing fleets can locate and catch entire swarms. In doing so, they may be wiping out most of the krill in the Southern Oceans, and hence endangering everything else in the food chain that depends on them.More information: Variability and predictability of Antarctic krill swarm structure, Geraint A. Tarling et al., Volume 56, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1994-2012, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.07.004© 2009 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more