Ohio State defensive line adopting a pack mentality to replace departed starters

OSU then-redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) celebrates after a fumble recovery during a game against Penn State on Oct. 17 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe change in seasons is not the only change this spring at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. With 22 players having departed the program, the remaining players and staff for the Ohio State football team are left trying to fill those voids. A lot of that change can be seen in the defensive line. A gaping hole at the right side of that line is leaving many wondering how OSU will fare without Joey Bosa. Bosa, a two-time winner of the Big Ten’s Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year award and a projected first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft, leaves big shoes to fill. OSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson said he believes that the new contributors don’t need to be carbon copies of the player they’re stepping in for but can find ways to make themselves successful in different ways. “My philosophy is that you don’t try to replace them, you just try and find a guy to raise their game to the next level,” Johnson said. “I think the talent is there, and they want to be very good. What I do as a coach is to try and get them to raise their game.” Redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard is one such player expected to raise his game to the next level. The 6-foot-5 Cincinnati native is well aware that the ghost of No. 97’s shadow will be looming over the defensive line all season long, but he’s trying to avoid that pressure. “I don’t want to be Joey Bosa,” Hubbard said. “He’s a great player, but I just want to be the best Sam Hubbard.”Fortunately for Hubbard, he was able to accumulate enough experience last season to set him up for his newfound spotlight. Hubbard, who recorded 6.5 sacks as a redshirt freshman, was in the rotation, often giving Bosa a few downs off or even playing on opposite sides of the line. His biggest test, however, was when he replaced Bosa after the starter was ejected in the first quarter against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. From that point forward, Hubbard said he knew he needed to be a leader of the unit. “I used to watch the older guys, and now the younger guys are watching me,” Hubbard said. “There are great players that came before us, and if we have any drop off, then our possibility of losing the game is higher. We have to continue at the level of play that is expected at Ohio State.”One of the younger guys who could be a factor next year has a familiar surname: Nick Bosa. Before he even takes a snap donning scarlet and gray, one of the most highly touted recruits in the nation already has exceedingly high expectations. Although Nick Bosa is still on the road to recovery after sustaining a torn ACL as a high school senior, Johnson said he believes that once the younger Bosa gets back to work after his injury, the sky’s the limit.“He is so far ahead in his rehab right now, and we are talking and communicating. I am getting great video of what he is doing,” Johnson said. Johnson and his staff have yet to make a decision on where on the defensive line Nick Bosa will play. His older brother played on the outside, but the incoming freshman could find himself on the interior.“He can do both,” Johnson said. “We are going to see what’s the best fit for him and put the best 11 guys on the field. If he is a part of the best 11, we are going for it.”Alongside Hubbard is Tyquan Lewis, a redshirt junior defensive end from North Carolina. After playing through a shoulder injury last year, Lewis is spending his spring rehabilitating to get back and lead the younger guys. For Lewis, though, it’s not about one guy but the whole unit defensively. “We all have to play within ourselves but understand that we are playing together as one,” Lewis said. “The expectations for all of us are high because this is big-time football at a big-time university, so we want to make sure everyone gets a piece of the pie.”The culture that Johnson is helping bring to the defensive line is to limit the expectations of the individual but heighten expectations of the unit. This kind of collectivist thinking is influencing the players to think of themselves as one of 11. Hubbard, a primary leader of the defensive line, said he sets the example for not only the younger guys but for the entire defense.“I just want to never lose a rep, be a disruption, make plays, do my job, and be my one-eleventh part of the defense that everyone can rely on,” Hubbard said.OSU is set to make its return to the field on Saturday in the annual intrasquad spring game. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium following the men’s lacrosse game against Michigan. read more

Morrison hopes that Wilshere will join Crystal Palace

first_imgJack Wilshere’s contract is about to expire after this season and Clinton Morrison believes that it would be a great decision for him to join Crystal Palace as a free player.Wilshere was expected to renew his contract with the Gunners but Arsene Wenger is about to leave the club and the England international might follow him as the negotiations haven’t got any further recently and Crystal Palace could be one of the options for him.Clinton Morrison spoke about the midfielder’s future as he said, according to Goal:“100 per cent. I’d take Jack Wilshere tomorrow.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think he’s terrific. If you could get him injury-free, what a signing that would be for Crystal Palace.”“Obviously he’s a London boy so hopefully he wants to stay in London and play and I think Palace would be the right club.”“And hopefully if Steve Parish can make it happen, it would be magnificent if Roy Hodgson wanted him.”“But I don’t know why you wouldn’t want Jack Wilshere. When he’s injury-free, I think he’s still got a lot to offer and I think he’s a very good midfielder.”last_img read more

OBITUARY Ernest Ernie Merrill 65

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Ernest “Ernie” Merrill, age 65, of Wilmington, passed away on May 28, 2019.Ernie was the beloved husband of Joanne (Miller). They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. He was son of the late Rita M. and Frederick Clague Sr.He’s the proud father of 3 children – E.J. and his wife Angela of Wilmington; Christopher and his wife Sharon of Billerica; and Melissa and her husband Christopher Glidden of Chelmsford. He is also the father-in-law of the late Jeffry Heroux.He is the incredibly proud “Papa” and “Papabear” to his six grandchildren – Alex, Cameron, Alexis, Madelyn, Lucas and Avery.Ernie was a retired member of the Teamsters Union Local 25. He drove over the road for many years seeing most of the US, worked on the “Big Dig”, and for the last 20 years drove a flatbed for O.B. Hill Trucking and Rigging. He delivered precast concrete and other building materials to numerous sites including the Boston Garden, Fenway Park, the Pru, Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber, and Logan Airport. There weren’t too many projects in Boston that he didn’t have a hand in.Ernie loved to camp with his family and vacation with his wife in Florida. He loved to golf and loved dogs, especially his German Shepherd Max.He was a die-hard Patriot’s fan, loved Las Vegas, Foxwood’s and was looking forward to the opening of the Encore casino.More than anything he loved being “Papa Bear”. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. They were the light of his life.Ernie will be remembered most for his love for his family. They were his whole world.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations made to the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Kevin” Murphy, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Elon Musk drops an autotune rap about 2016 meme Harambe

first_img Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship 16 Photos The song, featuring a heavy use of auto-tune, begins with the salute “Harambe, we love you” and features the lyrics “R.I.P Harambe, sippin’ on some Bombay, we on our way to Heaven, Amen, Amen”. I can’t see it lighting up the Billboard Hot 100 but perhaps that’s exactly the point. That being said, at time of writing, the song has been streamed 480,000 times.Subsequent tweets by Musk suggest the song was produced by BloodPop and co-written by Caroline Polachek and emoji artist Yung Jake.Harambe, a Western lowland gorilla, was shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016. The killing of Harambe ultimately enshrined the animal as one of the year’s biggest viral sensations as social media users flooded sites with memorials. We suggested the Harambe meme be left in 2016 — but it seems Musk wanted to bring it roaring back to life.If we’re bringing 2016 memes back to life, there are a few that might be applicable here. Crying Jordan, delete your account and even fake news could work?Musk’s Twitter use has come under fire from the Securities and Exchange Commission in the past year due to a series of tweets where he suggested taking Tesla private. As a result, he was required to have all tweets regarding Tesla preapproved before posting them online, but in March, the SEC wrote that it was stunned to learn Musk had not been seeking approval for numerous tweets made about the manufacturer since the ruling. Comment 1 Emo G Recordshttps://t.co/zsuB2NDl48 pic.twitter.com/anVkKeFMGr— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019 Online Elon Musk Share your voice Tags Elon Musk/Twitter Elon Musk: space travel entrepreneur, electric vehicle evangelist, meme connoisseur… rapper?I know that it’s April Fools’ Day in some parts of the world already, but this is beyond a joke — Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, dropped a surprise on his 25 million Twitter subscribers: a full-fledged, auto-tuned rap song about a gorilla-turned-meme that died in 2016.Musk tweeted out a Soundcloud link to the song, dubbed “RIP Harambe”, part of a seemingly fabricated music label named “Emo G Records” on Saturday.last_img read more

Pope to preach unity to North Macedonia

first_imgPope Francis (L) is welcomed by Macedonia`s president Gjorge Ivanov during a welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the presidential palace in Skopje on 7 May. Photo: AFPYellow billboards and buses with Pope Francis’s smiling face welcomed the pontiff as he landed in North Macedonia on Tuesday, in a visit delighting a small country whose capital is the proud birthplace of Mother Teresa.Pope Francis was received by the country’s president and prime minister on the airport’s tarmac, where he was offered bread and salt in a traditional greeting of hospitality.Catholics make up only a small sliver — less than one percent — of the country of 2.1 million, which is a patchwork of faiths and ethnicities.Like Bulgaria, the pope’s first stop on his three-day Balkan tour, North Macedonia is mainly Orthodox Christian, a church Francis is keen to improve relations with.But the country is also home to a large community of ethnic Albanian Muslims, who make up to a quarter of the population.People of all faiths have been scooping up the 15,000 tickets to attend the Pope’s mass in Skopje’s main square, which will be held just down the street from where Mother Teresa was baptised in 1910.It is not every day that the country gets to host a global celebrity.”Many of my friends are going, a lot of people want a selfie with the pope you know,” 25-year-old Stefanija Veselovska, who is Orthodox Christian, said with a smile.”Young people love the pope, no matter what their background is,” she added.Abedin Arajdini, a 26-year-old Albanian from a Muslim family, also has a ticket.”I really want to see this guy,” he told AFP, adding that he is inspired by how Francis “talks about poverty among young generations”.Landlocked North Macedonia is one of Europe’s poorest countries.Average wages are around 400 euros ($450) a month, while more than a third of young people are unemployed.Political dividesAhead of his visit, Francis praised the mix of cultures, religions and ethnicities in a country that sits at the crossroads of the East and West.He said he was coming to “sow these seeds” of solidarity.”Living together is not always easy, we know that,” he said in a video message.”But it’s worth struggling toward, because the most beautiful mosaics are the ones that are richest in colours.”Catholics from neighbouring countries like Croatia and Albania are also making the pilgrimage to see the mass.The pope’s unity message may also be an effort to soothe North Macedonia’s sharp political divides.The rancour has been festering over the centre-left government’s deal to officially change the country’s name from Macedonia to North Macedonia.The move ended a decades-old row with neighbouring Greece and helped clear Skopje’s path to join NATO and the European Union.But it upset critics who felt a piece of their national identity had been unjustly robbed.Ahead of Francis’ arrival, prime minister Zoran Zaev, a devout Orthodox believer, said the pope was “coming to the hometown of Holy Mother Teresa… who carries a special symbol of reconciliation and solidarity”.North Macedonia’s Catholic bishop, Kiro Stojanov, also called the pope’s visit a “strong impetus” for the country to continue “democratising society” and promote justice and equality.Daughter of your landBefore his mass on the one-day stop, Francis will address Zaev and president Gjorge Ivanov.Then he will meet with the poor and religious leaders at a memorial dedicated to Mother Teresa, who was born to an Albanian family in Skopje when the city was part of the Ottoman empire.She later left for Calcutta where her work with the poor saw her canonised as a saint by Pope Francis in 2016.Her legacy is visible in her birthplace in the form of statues, memorials and a highway christened in her name.Pope Francis said he “entrusted” his visit to the “great saint, daughter of your land”.”Through the grace of God, she became a courageous missionary of Christ’s charity in the world, giving comfort and dignity to the poorest of the poor,” he said.last_img

AMD Planning 16Core Server Chip For 2011 Release

first_img Explore further 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. Intel Outlines Processor Roadmap Citation: AMD Planning 16-Core Server Chip For 2011 Release (2009, April 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-amd-core-server-chip.htmlcenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — AMD is in the process of designing a server chip with up to 16-cores. Code named Interlagos, the server chip will contain between 12 and 16 cores and will be available in 2011. Pat Patia, VP of AMD’s server platform unit stated that increasing chip core counts will improve performance and reduce power consumption by the processors. The increase of server chip cores can reduce the total power consumption and server count in a data center.The 16-core chips can be deployed in servers with two to four chip sockets thereby maximizing each server with up to 64 cores. The chip will be part of AMD’s Opteron 6000 series chips. AMD’s Opteron chips compete with Intel’s 8-core version of its Xeon server chips, code named Nehalem-EX, which is due for release in 2010.AMD’s future chips will integrate advanced power management features and improved instruction sets for better task executions in virtualized environments. By manually capping the power drawn by cores, users will be able to better control power consumption. Along with AMD’s new server chips, there are plans to add additional memory and cache support in the server platforms. One feature that would be lacking in these new chips is multithreading which allows cores to execute multiple threads and task simultaneously; this feature however is currently used in Intel’s chips. The new chips, made by AMD, will be made using the 32-nanometer manufacturing process which is more energy efficient and has better performance than the current 45-nanometer process. AMD’s goal is to add more complex features onto the surface of a processor chip so that it can handle a larger number of applications.© 2009 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Out of Africa date brought forward

first_imgÖtzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age), who was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps. Credit: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (Phys.org) —A study on human mitochondrial DNA has led to a new estimate of the time at which humans first began to migrate out of Africa, which was much later than previously thought. Triple burial from Dolni Vestonice in the Czech Republic. Credit: J. Svoboda Explore further The new study sequenced mitochondrial DNA from fossils of ancient modern humans rather than living humans. The fossils were dated using radiocarbon dating methods. Since the samples were from humans who lived up to 40,000 years ago, mutations that have occurred in the genome since they died would be missing, and the samples provided a range of calibration points for their estimation of the start of the migration.The disagreement in dating the migration between the new study and previous genetic research could be due to underestimating the number of new mutations in a generation of living humans because of the difficulty of discriminating between true mutations and mistaken ones and because of a desire to avoid false positives. Under-counting would lead to an older estimate for the migration from Africa and other important events.The new date, which agrees with the archaeological evidence, shows that modern humans were in Europe and Asia before and after the most recent glaciation, and they were therefore able to survive and adapt to a dramatically changing climate.The paper was published in the journal Current Biology on 21st March. 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. New ancestor? Scientists ponder DNA from Siberiacenter_img The new study by an International group of evolutionary geneticists used mitochondrial DNA from the remains of ancient modern humans to estimate the rate of genetic mutations. Three of the skeletons were from the Czech Republic and dated at 31,000 years old, two were 14,000 years old, from Oberkassel, Germany. Another sample used was the natural mummy Ötzi the Iceman, who lived some time between 3350 and 3100 BC. The most recent skeleton was that of a man who lived in medieval France 700 years ago, while the oldest was dated at 40,000 years ago, and came from Tianyuan in China.The results suggest that the genetic divergence between African and non-African humans began between 62 and 95 thousand years ago, which tallies with other studies estimating the time through dating of stone tools and fossils, but they disagree with the results of recent genetic studies that estimated the migration began much earlier, up to 130 thousand years ago or even before.The previous studies sequenced the entire genome of living humans to count the number of genetic mutations (around 50) in newborn babies compared to the parents to determine the generational mutation rate. This then provided the a molecular “clock,” which could be extrapolated backwards to date important events in human evolution. Journal information: Current Biology © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Out of Africa date brought forward (2013, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-africa-date-brought.html More information: A Revised Timescale for Human Evolution Based on Ancient Mitochondrial Genomes, Current Biology, 21 March 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.02.044 www.cell.com/current-biology/r … ii/S0960982213002157last_img read more

An effort to promote ecofriendly Durga puja

first_imgBengal Association, New Delhi, has pioneered the concept of recognising the Puja Committees which think about the future of Mother Earth and promote eco-friendliness in their respective Pujas. The Association is recognised as the premier institute of Bengalis, residing in the metropolis of Delhi and NCR, and are involved in various socio-cultural activities.For the last four years, Bengal Association started recognising eco-friendly Puja Committees by felicitating them with Poribesh Bandhob’ Sharodotsav Samman in Delhi and NCR. More than the opulence, the award concentrates on maintenance of cleanliness, hygiene, safety and security, first-aid /medical facilities, and clean and usable toilets, in the Puja Mandaps. The aim of the initiative is to encourage and disseminate awareness amongst all Durga Puja Committees so as to adopt eco-friendly measures. Also, recognising and supporting Prime Minister’s Initiative of ‘Swachh Bharat’, emphasis is being given on cleanliness of pandal and surrounding areas. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe project, a brain-child of Tapan Sengupta, General Secretary, has inspired many Puja Committees to adopt eco-friendly measures. Getting successful in their attempt, many Durga Puja Committees have started taking strides in ensuring that their celebrations do not harm the environment. They have started using biodegradable elements and are exploring and adopting green methods for building Durga Puja pandals.This year, Bengal Association, New Delhi, is organising its 5th Shaktibhute Sanatani – eco-friendly Poribesh Bandhob Sharodotsav Samman 2017 for the Durga Puja, organised in Delhi and NCR. The Competition for the first time is being judged by reputed exponents in the field of arts, crafts, literature, theatre, environment, social work etc. This year, about fifty Puja Committees are participating in the competition and the prize money has been increased manifold. The prizes include trophy along with a cash prize. The judging will be based on clean and eco-friendly efforts made and not on the basis of decorative lavish Puja pandals. From the response received till now, hopefully next year more Puja Committees will join and adopt eco-friendly measures.last_img read more