Then-junior forward LaQuinton Ross (10) drives past an opposing player during a game against Northwestern Feb. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 76-60.Lantern file photoAfter playing in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League for the Los Angeles Lakers, former Ohio State basketball player LaQuinton Ross is set to play professionally in Italy.According to multiple reports, Ross signed on to play with Victoria Libertas in the Italian Serie A.Ross was passed on in the 2014 NBA Draft after deciding to pursue a professional career following his junior season with the Buckeyes. He was named to the 2014 Big Ten All-Tournament team as well as earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after averaging 15.2 points per game for OSU. Ross averaged 8.3 points per game as a sophomore in 2012-13 and played in nine games as a true freshman the year before.Former OSU player Amedeo Della Valle, a native of Italy, also chose to leave the school following the 2013-14 season to pursue a professional career in Europe. He then signed with Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, a club team that also plays in Serie A.Della Valle took to his Twitter account, @Ame_DV_33, to express his excitement at the chance to play against his former teammate in Italy.Can finally say I’m super happy for @qross2011 comin to play in Italy. Can’t wait to play against you. #DreamBig— Amedeo Della Valle (@Ame_DV_33) August 8, 2014Ross, a native of Jackson, Miss., attended Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., before joining the Buckeyes. He played in three games for the Lakers this summer and averaged three points in 10.3 minute of action per game.Former Buckeye basketball player Scoonie Penn played for Victoria Libertas during the 2004-05 season.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team huddles before its first round game against Western Kentucky in the NCAA tournament in Lexington, Kentucky. Credit: Dana Lewin | Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 5 seed Ohio State women’s basketball team dominated the No. 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats 82-68 with sharp shooting and tough defense in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.Freshman Tori McCoy and redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper dominated on the floor for the Buckeyes, each recording a double-double.This was a battle between two of the most powerful guards in the country — Kentucky’s senior Makayla Epps and OSU’s junior Kelsey Mitchell, who each led their team in scoring with 21 points a piece.The Buckeyes had five players scoring in double figures including Mitchell, senior forward Shayla Cooper (10), Harper (12), McCoy (14) and redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Calhoun (10).Mitchell started things off right for the Scarlet and Gray, draining a 3 just five seconds into the game. OSU got an early 12-8 lead thanks to 10 points from Mitchell in the first five minutes of play.Kentucky kept the OSU lead to just four-points at the end of the first quarter, with senior forward Evelyn Akhator leading the team in points and dominating rebounds on both sides of the floor. She finished with 14 points and 23 rebounds.In the beginning of the second quarter, the Buckeyes took control of the game, going on a 15-2 run in the first five minutes. OSU led the fast-paced game 46-31 and sunk six from 3 compared to the Wildcats’ one.Kentucky came out with more fire in the second half and out-scored the Buckeyes 22-15 in the third quarter. Epps and Akhator led the Wildcats in scoring as they decreased the deficit to just 8-points.Sophomore Wildcat Maci Morris downed a 3-pointer with 8:55 left to play to bring her team within one possession of the Buckeyes, 61-58.The Wildcats never obtained the lead, however, and OSU went on an 8-0 run which resulted in a 82-68 tournament victory.Harper, who transferred to OSU from Kentucky halfway through the 2015-16 season, was essential in the victory over her former team. She nearly had a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.OSU will move on to the regional semifinals in the Sweet 16 round on March 24 at Rupp Arena. The Buckeyes will take on the winner of No. 1 seed Notre Dame and No. 9 seed Purdue.
West Ham will reportedly not sell both Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez during this month’s transfer windowArnautovic has been subject to a £35m from Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG for the past week with reports suggesting that a fresh bid of £45m will be lodged.The Austrian forward’s agent and brother, Danijel, has already declared that they wish to go ahead with the move to China with the likes of Ian Wright urging the club to allow it.Meanwhile, Chicharito has been strongly linked with a transfer to Valencia who are now short of options up front following their decision to terminate Michy Batshuayi’s loan deal from Chelsea.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Los Che allegedly want to sign Chicharito on a loan deal until the end of the current season.But the Evening Standard claims that West Ham are uninterested in loaning out Chicharito and do not want to part with the Mexican striker.The Hammers would rather not let either Chicharito or Arnautovic leave this month as that will give them little time to find a suitable replacement with the injury-prone Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez their only remaining strikers.
ADC AUTHOR The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has been formally nominated for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military.com reported.If confirmed to the post, Gen. Milley would replace Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, who will complete his four-year tenure this fall.DOD also confirmed in a news release that Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has been nominated as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has also gained momentum for a formal nomination to the top DOD post, the Washington Examiner reported.Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Tuesday told Shanahan, who has been under investigation for close ties to his former employer Boeing, that he believes he will soon be nominated to permanently replace Marine Corps. Gen. Jim Mattis, who resigned in late 2018.“I just said I think it’s going to happen pretty quick now,” Inhofe said. “That’s a hope, not a prediction.”Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Jones
X Listen 00:00 /00:48 Garcia’s District 6, which covers East Harris County, is considered a Democratic stronghold. But Governor Abbott could strengthen the GOP’s chances, depending on when he schedules the special election.“A[n] election day that’s not consistent with Election Day in November could reduce the turnout from Democrats and potentially inflate those Republicans who might come vote,” said University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus. “If it’s on Election Day in November, then it’s likely a pretty solid Democratic seat.”So far, no Republican candidates have declared plans to run for the seat. Two Democratic contenders – State Representatives Carol Alvarado and Ana Hernandez – announced their candidacies in March, just after Garcia won her congressional primary. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: State of TexasState Senator Sylvia Garcia, D-HoustonState Senator Sylvia Garcia said she’ll resign in January. She’s asked Governor Abbott to call a special election on Election Day in November, so that her district will have a senator when the next Legislature meets. Garcia is running for the seat of retiring Congressman Gene Green. Share
Kolkata: In a major development of the health sector in the state, the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) has received clearance from the state Health department to carry out heart transplant.This is for the first time any government run medical college hospital in the state has received permission from Swasthya Bhavan to perform the surgeries.This comes at a time when a private hospital in the city successfully carried out a heart transplant on a patient who came from Jharkahnd for treatment. The state Health department had acted promptly in giving clearance to the private establishment so that the surgery can be performed successfully. The city police also contributed greatly by setting up green corridor between the Calcutta airport and the hospital so that the heart which was flown in from Bangalore can be dispatched to the hospital in the minimum possible time. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsNow it’s the turn for the Asia’s oldest medical college to carry out such operations. In a recent notification issued by the state Health department, it was stated that the certificate of registration is valid for five years. The permission was given to CMCH after a team from the state Health department inspected the infrastructure issues. According to the government notification, the permission is given keeping in mind the current facilities and the staff strength of the hospital which was shown in the application form. Any reduction in the staff strength and facilities need to be brought to the notice of the concerned officials, says the notification. The certificate of registration has been granted to the hospital for performing heart transplantations under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned here that the SSKM Hospital in the city is also one of the strong contenders to get the clearance for heart transplantation as the hospital authorities are taking all possible measures to put in place adequate infrastructure in the hospital. The SSKM Hospital authorities would submit a detailed project report to Swasthya Bhawan in this regard. It may be mentioned that kidney transplants are being performed in the hospital for sometime. A heart failure clinic will open up at the Cardiology department of the hospital.The doctors at the cardiology department of the hospital will examine and treat the heart failure patients at the clinic. The doctors would try to cure heart related problems of the patients through medicines. Those who would require heart transplantations would be referred to the heart transplantation unit which would come up at the cardiothoracic vascular surgery (CTVS) department of the hospital.
As a shivering winter fades away, a rejuvenating spring slowly comes in. With the onset of spring or popularly known as ‘Basant’, various religious festivals are celebrated across the country. Different religious communities have different ways of celebrating the arrival of this season, reflecting unity in diversity and ruling out any discrimination against one another. Punjabis celebrate some diverse and unique festivals every year. Each of these festivals has some or other religious legends associated with it. They people believe in celebrating any festive occasion to the hilt and as a result, every festival is marked with traditional songs, energetic dances, and delicious recipes. The Basant festival that falls on the fifth day of the season is celebrated mostly by Punjabis across the world. With exceptional extravagance and right degree of pomp, they make the most of this occasion. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Punjabee Bradree’, a social and charitable organisation based in Kolkata, has been celebrating this day since its inception in the seventies. It is considered to be the maiden social and cultural festival event of the Bradree amongst others. Celebrated on the 5th of February, it is famous for its vivacity and colour. People come out to celebrate Basant with zeal and fervour where they interact and spend the whole day rejoicing. They put on yellow costumes appropriate to the season looking like a huge mass of mustard blossom walking down to the event. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the presence of 1500 members or more, the Punjabee Bradree celebrated their 50 glorious years of their Annual Basant function at Lion’s Safari Park. With more than 30 food & game stalls, a designated Kids Corner, Sports Events and Treasure Island, Bhangra & Gidda performance by a renowned artist, the entire park was decorated with the colours of Basant. “This year we celebrated our 50th years of Basant Mela , so it’s special. Every year people of our community make it a point to meet and enjoy on this day. The kid’s along with their parents eat, dance and party,” said Neeraj Kapoor, Joint Secretary of the ‘Punjab Bradree’. Over the years, this occasion has been drawing huge crowds revelling in the happiness and enjoyment in the lap of Mother Nature. Various fun-filled activities are held involving children and their parents. Kite-flying is a popular entertainment of the people on this occasion. On a breezy Basant Panchami day, one could see nothing but innumerable multi-coloured kites in the sky, swishing over in all directions. “I take this opportunity to profoundly thank our media partner ‘Millennium Post’ in helping us making this event a grand success and for felicitating our Ladies Wing Members at this Event,” added Neeraj. The journey of the Bradree over the last five decades have been studded with glorious achievements because of their unique way to expand the ambit of their Bradree by accommodating youngsters through various fun filled activities and unhesitatingly connecting and empathising with those in need. In addition, existing members of the organisation have committed themselves to make it even more successful through concrete planning and welfare activities.
Kolkata: The Centre has given the nod to ham radio enthusiasts to set up amateur radio stations anywhere in India except in restricted areas and has waived the ‘change of location charge’ that was earlier imposed on them.”This decision is historic for the ham radio community. We often need to change location of our radio stations for various activities and for this we had to pay a certain charge to the Department of Telecommunication. But, from now on we will have to dole out no fees for such location change,” said Ambarish Nag Biswas, custodian and secretary of West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC). Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe ham radio operators across the country has time and again written to the ministry individually or through organisations urging it to waive the charge for location change. During the Ham Fest at Bengaluru, which was attended by senior ministry officials the three main ham radio organizations in the country Amateur Radio Society of India , National Institute of Amateur Radio and Indian Institute of Ham voiced their demand for such waiver. “We undertake awareness programmes , research activities , hold seminars and similar other activities from time to time with ham radio and for this we have to change location. This will be a boost to such initiative,” Nag Biswas added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe ham radio operators are instrumental in establishment of communication facilities particularly during disasters when the communication network goes haywire. They have played key role in natural disasters like the Aila in 2009, the devastating Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the recent Fani cyclone in Odisha to name a few. In Bengal, the WBRC takes active part in the Gangasgar Mela and plays a leading role in tracking of missing persons. The Election Commission of India recently sought help from WBRC during the Lok Sabha elections for communication support in mobile shadow zones under North 24 Parganas district. There are 48 shadow zones in the entire district that includes urban places l ike Titagrah, Barrackpore, Ichapore, Bongaon , Madhyamgram and border areas like Hingalganj, Sandeshkhali, Basirhat etc. The areas fall under four LS constituencies Barrackpore, Bongaon, Barasat and Basirhat.
Spanish telco Telefónica has signed a strategic partnership with Russian telecoms firm MegaFon, in a move that could see the pair develop new businesses such as OTT.Under the deal, the companies will make joint equipment purchases, exchange “technological know-how,” and the firms will use each other’s networks to offer business customers services when abroad, Telefónica said.It added that in the future, the firms said they would also focus on the “rapid development, launch and monetisation of products in adjacent telecom businesses” as well as look to develop new businesses like OTT and cloud services.The agreement boosts Telefónica’s Partners Programme, which already includes firms like China Unicom and Telecom Italia.