Approval granted for filling of Pathology Department vacancies

first_imgApproval has now been given to fill the vacant posts in Letterkenny University Hospital’s Pathology Department.Deputy Charlie McConlaogue had been making representations to the HSE & Minister for Health since it was revealed that the Pathology service would have to outsource some testing to private laboratories due to inadequate staffing.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Health Service management have confirmed with me that approval has now been given to fill the vacancies in the Pathology Department immediately. “As a panel for recruitment for these vacancies is in place, it is envisaged that the department will be back to normal capacity within the next four weeks.“The referral of tests to private laboratories will be phased out as vacant posts are filled.“This is welcome news but it is entirely regrettable that the situation arose in the first place and that public funds have been spent on private testing which could have been carried out in a fully staffed Pathology Department.”The Inishowen TD said this entire situation is a shocking indictment of this Government & HSE mismanagement of our health services. He added “Situations that can be avoided are not. All too often we see reaction to a crisis rather than proactively seeking to address the various issues in our frontline health services.“I will closely monitor the situation with regard to the recruitment of staff to the Pathology Department and do all I can to fight for additional resources for our local health services & hospital.”Approval granted for filling of Pathology Department vacancies was last modified: June 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalluhpathologyVacancieslast_img read more

My normal, crazy, mixed-up country

first_img As a South African, I get the strangest questions from Americans. Their impression of Africa ranges from the lions-snakes-loincloths version, all the way to the guns-Aids-ghettos version. Often they are wildly off the mark, although, since we hosted the World Cup soccer tournament, they do know that we have stadiums, TV and vuvuzelas. What they don’t know is that we have it all! Wild animals and guns, Aids and ghettos are here, but we also have highways, high schools, high-tech, high-life and high hopes. We’re on Twitter and Facebook and all the other social networks. Charlize Theron is one of us. So is Elon Musk, the PayPal founder and Dave Matthews of the band. We invented super-glue, open-heart surgery and short-range tactical nuclear weapons and we were also the first to ever give up the latter voluntarily.Slowly, we’re getting it right Our country is hauntingly beautiful – beaches, mountains, deserts, forests, cities, jungles. It’s the size of California and Texas combined and 50-million of us live here, of all colours, speaking 11 different languages. Since Nelson Mandela led us out of our painful past, we’re all working hard to get along and make our country a success. And slowly, we’re getting it right. Most of us even have rhythm now. Take Beyonce, Denzel, Obama and Oprah. Throw in LeBron and Tiger. Sprinkle with Bill Gates, Al Sharpton, Pat Buchanan, Spike Lee and Paris Hilton. Make most of them poor, but some rich. Given them each a different language. Now tell them to sort out the US, quickly and peacefully. Get the idea? Ask anyone who visited us for the World Cup. We live in a crazy, mixed-up, fun loving, rich-and-poor, up-and-down place, and we are immensely proud of it. The point I’m trying to make is that South Africa is fast becoming just a normal, crazy mixed-up country. So we – that’s my two partners, Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo and me – want to tell stories that are fun, real, and normal.Road trip with goat So White Wedding came about from a road trip the three of us took across the country about seven years ago – two black dudes and white girl and all the bizarre, funny, typically South African things that we encountered. It was on that long drive that we made up the story about Kenneth (Elvis, the groom) and Rapulana (Tumi, the best man) trying to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town to Elvis’s wedding. Things go wrong – but not in the way you might expect. George (the goat), played by Bella (the goat) isn’t a guest at the wedding – he’s the lunch – a gift from Grandma. Befriended by Rose (the heartbroken British hitch-hiker), George sits in the back seat of the car with Elvis, while Tumi and Rose flirt in the front. Tony, the ex-boyfriend of Ayanda (the bride), pays for her wedding dress. Elvis hasn’t made the transfer from the bank, because he’s lost in mountains, and there’s no phone signal. It’s not really George’s fault that they crash, but in the end, poor George ends up getting cooked and eaten. Or does he? We ended up with a funny, romantic, feel-good road-movie, reminiscent of Sideways and Little Miss Sunshine. We shot the film in 18 days, for a budget of less than U$1-million (R7-million). And South Africans loved it. When did you last see a film in which you laugh at different scenes to the person next to you – and you don’t understand the jokes you are missing? Or when, at the climax, people stand and dance to the soundtrack, shouting in excitement? We heard many stories of black and white strangers hugging each other as the credits rolled, or of employers and their housekeepers sitting side-by-side, shedding simultaneous tears when the story gets weepy.Poking a bit of fun at … everyone We sent Nelson Mandela a copy for his 91st birthday and he loved it. Mandela is a Xhosa, like Grandma and the beautiful Ayanda, but he wouldn’t mind the gentle fun that is poked at their laid-back, stubborn stereotype. The film gives everyone a bit of a rev. But you don’t need to be South African to appreciate it. At heart, it’s a universal story about love and prejudice. It’s warm, charming, and reminds us that our similarities are greater than our differences. President Obama, you should see it! So … I’m not black. I live in the suburbs, and the lions I hear at night are in the Joburg zoo. But I am South African, and I think Americans are going to like our movie. If you do see it, don’t be afraid to laugh aloud, whistle, dance, cry and applaud during the show. And tell your friends. That’s how we do it. This article was first published in South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB). 18 October 2010 South African hit movie White Wedding is currently showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it – South Africa. Are there lions in the streets? Do you live in a mud hut? How come you ain’t … ?last_img read more

Google Maps Navigation: The First Killer App for Android 2.0

first_imgTags:#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Android 2.0 just got its first killer app: Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 will be available for free and will be part of the default Google Maps app on Android 2.0 phones. The service offers all the features that users expect from a modern GPS app, including traffic data, 3D view and turn-by-turn voice guidance. Because it’s connected to the Google cloud, the app can also display street view images, satellite imagery and real-time traffic data. Google also implemented a voice recognition feature.Disrupting the Mapping Industry One App at a TimeTwo weeks ago, Google severed some of its ties with Tele Atlas in the US and started to display its own mapping data instead. Today’s launch of the Maps Navigation app explains why Google decided to do this. Google can now display these maps without having to pay royalties to a third party and without having to negotiate a new contract with Tele Atlas. Top Features According to Google:The most recent map and business dataSearch in plain EnglishSearch by voiceTraffic viewSearch along routeSatellite viewStreet ViewBy making this a free product, Google is disrupting the mapping and GPS navigation market. Mapping companies like Tele Atlas or NAVTEQ make their money by licensing their data to GPS developers like TomTom or Navigon. Google, on the other hand, can give this product away for free.For now, the app will only be available on the Droid, but in a press conference earlier this morning, Google also said that these navigation capabilities would eventually come to other phones, including the iPhone. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: You Weren’t Born to Be Ordinary

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You weren’t born to be ordinary. You were just infected by other people’s beliefs about what it’s okay to settle for.Your DNA is different. Your experiences are different. Your thoughts, wants, and desires are different. In many ways, we are all more alike than different, but the things that make you different are massive and magnificent. What makes you special is different than what makes someone else special, and what makes you special makes you extraordinary. But only if you believe and behave in accordance with this truth.Pure PotentialYou are pure potential. If you knew what you are really capable of, you would struggle to believe it. In fact, most of the reason you still have so much potential left to develop is that you don’t yet recognize that you have it. You don’t know what your superpowers are or why you were given your gifts (including the gifts that you don’t recognize as such when you receive them).Ordinary is something you are taught. You may have been infected with the idea that you are not to make waves, not to stand out, and not to draw attention to yourself. The people around you likely shared a set of common goals and beliefs like: go to school, get an education, get a good job, and work towards retirement. Even the people who love you will want to keep you safe, perhaps even telling you that using your gift is too dangerous, that you may get hurt.Pleased, Never SatisfiedYou weren’t put here to survive. You were put here to do something and to flourish. You’re here to reach your full potential and to make a difference.If you aren’t growing, then you are wasting your potential. It’s okay to be pleased with your results, but it isn’t okay to be satisfied. No matter how well you are doing, you have more potential in front of you than the potential you’ve developed in the past.If you stop striving to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more, then you are settling for something less than what you are truly capable of.last_img read more

PH’s Dumaan treks rough road to gold in pencak silat

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Almohaidib Abad and Cherry May Regalado were still in contention for golds in the men’s and women’s artistic divisions late Tuesday. Dumaan, 21, needed to run off his excess weight for the tanding Class A 45-50 kilogram division but still had enough strength to defeat Indonesia’s Firman, 4-1, in the Southeast Asian Games final held at Bukit Kiara here.READ: Lesser-known sport gives life to struggling PH SEA Games bidFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City-native was overweight by 4.4 pounds prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan, who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Sports science boosts pencak silat team LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Dumaan was discovered from the national games, according to Kiram.“But he worked his way up the national team after impressive sparring with national team members,” she added.Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took the bronze medals in the division.It was the first pencak silat gold medal scored by the Philippines in the SEA Games since 2005.Before Dumaan hit paydirt, Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega and Jefferson Rhey Loon copped the bronzes in the women’s tanking Class A, men’s tanding Class C and Class D, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR —Dines Dumaan went through the wringer to give the Philippines a coveted gold in pencak silat Tuesday.And while it wasn’t enough to avert yet another failed bid by the country in the biennial meet, the gold was worth a celebration.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde: I don’t care about Koeman rumours

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde: I don’t care about Koeman rumoursby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed rumours linking Ronald Koeman with his job.It’s emerged the Holland coach has a break clause in his contract should a club of the status of Barca express interest.The situation has immediately seen Koeman linked with a return to the Nou Camp.But Valverde says: “I do not know the situation of other coaches.”When we coach Barça, we still have a lot of rumors, but this does not mean anything to me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Conan OBrien To Host Autism Speaks To Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala

first_imgIn celebration of its 10th anniversary, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, brings to Los Angeles a unique dinner party.The Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala will showcase award-winning chefs at its first local fundraising gala, having created an exciting legacy on New York’s Wall Street for the past eight years. One hundred top chefs, cooking tableside, will create their signature four-course meals exclusively for their guests at this unique inaugural event on October 8th at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. No two tables will feature the same menus.Co-Chairs of the LA Chef Gala debut are WME Head of Television Rick Rosen, WME Partner Ari Greenburg and FX Networks President & COO Chuck Saftler. The Honorary Co-Chair is Brian Kelly, Autism Speaks Chairman of the Board. The evening, hosted by late night comedian Conan O’Brien, will also honor Autism Speaks Co-Founders Suzanne & Bob Wright, commemorating 10 years of progress. Since its inception in New York, the Autism Speaks Chef Gala has raised nearly $8 million dollars for the research, awareness and advocacy initiatives of Autism Speaks.In a statement, Co-Chairs Rosen, Greenburg and Saftler said, “Autism touches all of us personally. We are thrilled to be able to co-chair an event that honors the work of Suzanne and Bob Wright. The accomplishments of Autism Speaks over the last 10 years have been life changing: from global awareness, to advocacy, from scientific discoveries to the local impact in our LA community. We have so much more to accomplish for all people living with autism, and we are excited to help raise awareness and funds to do so at our inaugural LA Celebrity Chef Gala. It will be an unforgettable night!”More than 50 ovens, 1,000 pounds of meat, fish and vegetables, and hundreds of recipes are the ingredients for the Los Angeles debut of this culinary event for Autism Speaks. Participating chefs include Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Art Smith (Table Fifty-Two), Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station), Brian Malarkey (Herringbone), Govind Armstrong (Post & Beam), Jet Tila (Food Network) Joachim Splichal (Patina), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Michael Voltaggio (Ink), Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza), Neal Fraser (Redbird) and many others. They have earned James Beard awards, Best New Chef titles and rave reviews from diners in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver and points in between. For a full list of participating chefs, go to www.autismspeaks.org/lachefgala.com.The evening will kick off with Wolfgang Puck Catering serving hors d’oeuvres inspired by his iconic restaurants such as Spago, CUT, Chinois and WP24, along with wines from Frank Family Vineyards and cocktails. Following cocktails, guests will be escorted to their private tables where they will witness their master chef create four exclusive courses of signature dishes tableside. Guests will also enjoy a special musical performance to be announced shortly.Toyota, a presenting sponsor of Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, will debut the new Mirai, their first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle which combines hydrogen and oxygen to make electricity onboard, while emitting nothing but water vapor. The Mirai will be delivered to consumers in California in October 2015. For more information, please visit www.toyota.com/mirai.The program will also offer a “Fund-A-Mission” auction where guests will have the opportunity to support special Autism Speaks initiatives including summer camp for kids with autism, the genome research program known as MSSNG and iPads for individuals who struggle to communicate.Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala is generously sponsored by: Executive Chef Sponsor – Toyota and ION Media Networks/ Brandon Burgess; Chef de Cuisine Sponsor – Discovery Communications, Cox Enterprises, Inc; Pastry Chef Sponsor – Univision Communications Inc., Pepper Gate, Google; In-Kind Sponsors – Frank Family Vineyards, Caffe Luxxe, Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water, Kiehl’s, Korin, Anolon Gourmet Cookware, Wüsthof 200, Matfer Bourgeat Inc., Reserve; Exclusive Airline Sponsor – Delta Air Lines; Exclusive Appliance Sponsor – Jenn-Air. Exclusive Media Partner – Variety.last_img read more

Nunavuts top cop says theres more to Hall Beach shooting than video

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National NewsNunavut’s top RCMP officer says there is more to a fatal shooting in Hall Beach Nunavut than was shown on a Facebook live stream.Nunavut RCMP shot and killed Jeremy Nivviaq on May 1, the third fatal Nunavut Police shooting since December.In the half hour before the shooting, Nivviaq live streamed on Facebook, saying he hoped to kill himself by having the police shoot him.In the press release that followed the shooting, Nunavut RCMP quoted the video, writing that Nivviaq was “wanting to die by police.”They also wrote that a firearm was found on the scene, and that they would not be taking any further questions on the shooting, as it was under investigation.A close viewing of the video shows that Nivviaq carried what looked like a replica weapon with a bright yellow stock. He hid that toy weapon under a blanket to convince police it was real. The video ends before the RCMP arrived.But Jeffrey told reporters that there was another weapon found at the scene – the firearm mentioned in the press release – not just the one seen in the video.Nunavut RCMP Supt. Mike Jeffrey. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTNThey would not release any further details about the alleged weapon.On May 4 police did speak to media, inviting reporters in two at a time.APTN National News asked why police did not mention the toy gun in their release.Jeffrey refused to comment saying there was an ongoing investigation. Jeffrey confirmed that he had seen parts of the Facebook video, but not in its entirety, and not with the freeze framing needed to spot the toy rifle under the blanket.Jeffery did explain why he felt it was necessary to release the statement about the victim wanting to die by police.“We put out some information about, that I, we, knew of. It was known to us at that time, through information we received from the original witnesses who made the call, that the individual had talked about trying to commit suicide by a police officer. So we did put out that information, to reassure the public that it was not an isolated case of an officer engaging an individual randomly, to put a little bit of context behind it,” said Jeffrey.“So we did put out that information, to reassure the public that it was not an isolated case of an officer engaging an individual randomly, to put a little bit of context behind it,” said Jeffrey.Police had released a press statement on May 2 where they quoted Nivviaq’s Livestream video, saying he wanted to die by police. However, that statement never referred to the toy gun.Instead it referred to a firearm. Police refused to comment further. This led to confusion among those Nunavummiut who had seen only the toy weapon in the video.This comes at a time when police oversight is over rising concern in Nunavut. Paul Ookalik has raised it in house . There is a meeting this month. In addition there have been three recent fatal police shootings in Nunavut.Jeffrey says he has no details on investigations into those shootings.“No, I can’t. In the three shootings, they’re all investigated by an independent external investigative body, which in this case is the Ottawa Police Service,” he said. “That’s a body that’s been identified by the Government of Nunavut as the external investigative body of Nunavut. When an incident like this happens, we step back completely.”To date, no one has been charged or disciplined in the three police shootings since December.“We are still awaiting the official results (from the Ottawa Police Service investigation),” said Jeffrey.He added officers involved in shootings are put on administrative duties while their mental health is assessed, and the officer is transferred out of the community.Jeffrey couldn’t confirm when the investigations into the three shootings will be completed.“At this time, I don’t have a timeline. It’s completely independent of the RCMP,” he said.The process of having all investigations into police misconduct in Nunavut handled by the Ottawa force has come under fire in recent months by Nunavut politicians.Former premier and justice minister and Iqaluit MLA Paul Okalik has been vocal, saying he wants the process changed.In an interview with APTN National News, Okalik said he wanted a new system studied.“I want to see a review of perhaps aboriginal policing in our smaller communities so that we can recruit our own, and serve smaller communities with local police forces, that can so a job that is currently the job of the RCMP,” said Okalik.Jeffrey’s RCMP division falls under Nunavut’s Justice Department, the contractor for the more than 140 RCMP employees in Nunavut.Jeffrey did confirm that the Government of Nunavut is looking at other outside police forces to conduct these investigations.With three shootings since December, Nunavut residents are wondering what accounts for the increase.Jeffrey said it is not a change in tactics from his officers.“I’ve been the commanding officer for about three years, and the number of gun complaints that we get, it happens once about every two days,” he said. “When you look at a situation like this, you have to look at the totality of the environment the police are in, in Nunavut,” said Jeffrey.That environment? Lots of firearms and lots of people in emotional distress.Nunavut RCMP receives about 20,000 calls a year.“We have one of the highest suicide rates in the country, about 9 times the national average,” said Jeffrey. “In about a third of those cases, firearms are used in the commission of the suicide. We have one of the highest emotional and mental distress calls in the country, so 7 percent of our calls are in relation to people with emotional stress.”Nunavut RCMP has less lethal options. Every detachment in Nunavut has Tasers available to the officers.A spokesperson for Independent Member of Parliament for Nunavut Hunter Tootoo said more resources are needed.“The shootings are very tragic and unfortunately serve as a reminder of something that I have long advocated for – the need for more Mental Health Resources in Nunavut,” Tootoo’s spokesperson wrote in the email.kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img read more

Womens volleyball Buckeyes see familiar face in first round of NCAA tournament

Freshman defensive specialist Camry Halm (14) celebrates after a point during a match against Wisconsin at St. John Arena on Nov. 2. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team is off to Manhattan, Kansas, for the first round of the NCAA tournament, and its first opponent is the same team that handed the Buckeyes an early preseason defeat.At 6 p.m. on Friday, OSU and the Missouri State Bears will face off for the second time this year — but this time around, the stakes are much higher. One team will keep its dreams of a national championship alive, while the other will leave empty handed. On Sept. 9, it was the Bears who locked down the tight, five-set win in front of a home crowd and gave OSU its second loss on the season. The Buckeyes finished off their regular season with two consecutive wins, while Missouri State split 1-1 with a win over Illinois State and a loss to Wichita State.OSU coach Geoff Carlston said the match against Missouri State will be the culmination of all the work his team has put in thus far. “This is where all the days in the gym and all the stresses and all of the good memories, all of those things you keep in your backpack — you use them now,” he said. The Buckeyes have made numerous changes since their last encounter with the Bears, and the team is hopeful the new strategies will pay off. “We’ve definitely improved our offense, and I think throughout the season, we’ve run a lot of defensive systems and offensive systems,” said junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer. “I think this versatility allows us to change and adapt in situations where they might be beating us in one area.” Sophomore setter Taylor Hughes added that OSU has stopped relying on one or two of its hitters, which has  diversified offensive options. Hughes has also seen more attacking opportunities with the increased role of fellow setter, senior Abby Fesl. Hughes joined senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe on Tuesday on the Big Ten’s All-Conference teams; Sandbothe received first team and Hughes earned honorable mention. A goal the team set at the beginning of the season was to advance to the Final Four match of the tournament, which will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus this year. But if you ask them about that target right now, it’s the furthest thing from their minds. “We’re not talking about it. (We’re) focusing on one game at a time and that’s Missouri State coming up next,” said Hughes. With tournament play soon to be in full swing, every team will be fighting for their existence. One loss and it’s game over for the season. Carlston said the Buckeyes have been preparing for this pressure long before the tournament brackets were even released. “We’ve had practice and we’ve talked a lot about sense of urgency and treating every match we’ve played for the past three or four weeks as if it is our last,” he said. For Schirmer, she’s acknowledging the gravity that Friday will bring, but said playing with high risks comes with the territory of playing the sport.“Especially now, it’s like any day could be your last day, and I think that’s scary but at the same time that’s really cool because we’re fighting for our lives,” she said. “That’s what makes playing volleyball so exciting.” The first serve between the Bears and the Buckeyes is set for 6 p.m. on Friday in Manhattan and can be viewed on ESPN3. read more

Womens Basketball No 8 Ohio State attempts to bounce back with road

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell shoots a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorAfter an 84-75 loss to No. 19 Michigan Tuesday night, the No. 8 Ohio State women’s basketball team (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) will head on the road for a Monday night game against No. 14 Maryland (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten). In the last matchup between the two teams, the Buckeyes upset the No. 2 Terrapins 98-87 at the end of the regular season last year. In recent years, Maryland has been the Big Ten’s powerhouse, winning the conference the past two years. Though this year’s Terrapin team lacks the star-power of recent years, Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff stressed his team’s need to be prepared for another top-25 team.“They’re good, they’re talented, they’re well coached, they’re used to winning,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “They have an expectation to win. They’re gonna be ready. We’ll have to be really good on Monday.”The Terrapins have won 14 of their last 15 games with the lone loss coming Jan. 11 against the Michigan State Spartans.Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper said the team will need to come in with the same level of intensity if it hopes to come away with a win against the Terrapins, like it did last year.“The amount of focus that we had, the amount of intensity and effort we brought, all of us that played that game we just brought it,” Harper said. “We played together, our chemistry was great and we really wanted to win. We have to approach this upcoming game the same way we approached it last year and make sure that we’re doing everything we have to do to get the win.”Maryland sophomore guard Kaila Charles, who leads her team in scoring with 17.1 points per game, must pick up the workload offensively. The Terrapins’ second-leading scorer, sophomore guard Blair Watson, suffered a torn ACL in a January practice that will force her to miss the remainder of the season. Watson was averaging 13.8 points per game prior to the injury.The Terrapins’ depth has helped them absorb the loss of Watson this season.  Maryland has six active players who put up at least 10.5 points per game, and would have been seven had Watson not suffered a season-ending injury.This game will have major implications on which team takes the edge in the Big Ten. Ohio State and Maryland are tied for first atop the conference and both are the only teams with one loss. Conference control is not McGuff’s main focus, though.“I just think it’s about us being prepared for this game and putting our best foot forward here, as we saw Tuesday anything can happen,” McGuff said. In the Big Ten there’s a lot of parity this year. We need to take this game first and go from there.”The Buckeyes will need to find a way to put up points on a night when the 3-pointer does not fall. While they were aggressive and hit 17-of-22 free throws the previous game, they shot 36 percent from the field, which hindered their second-half productivity. McGuff said he would like to see his team stay patient, even when shots aren’t dropping for the team. “One, continue to take good shots no matter what,” McGuff said. “Two, just continue to work [on it]. I think we’ve, knock on wood, done a better job recently getting some balance in our offense, scoring a little bit more around the basket and I think we need to continue to do that.” read more