Journalist’s suspected killers shot dead by police

first_img News News Jesús Flores Rojas, co-director of the provincial daily Región, was killed with eight bullets to the head in the northeastern town of El Tigre on 23 August and became the third journalist to be murdered in the country this year. He had criticised local politicians in his articles. Receive email alerts August 25, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Reporters Without Borders learned with dismay today that two gunmen suspected of fatally shooting journalist Jesús Flores Rojas eight times on 22 August in El Tigre, east of Caracas, were not caught alive. Lisandro Zapata, the police inspector in charge of the investigation, said the two men, Julio César Torres Pinto, 25, and his brother Luís Alberto, 21, both members of a local gang called Los Sanguinarios (The Vicious Ones), were killed in a shootout with police on the night of 28 August in the El Tigre district of San Antonio.He said the shootout occurred when the police raided the house they were using as a hideout. The younger brother was killed on the spot while the older one was seriously wounded and managed to escape, but was found dead nearby a few minutes later. A search of their hideout turned up a 3.80 calibre pistol, a 12 calibre rifle, two forged ID cards and other clues that could help the Flores murder investigation. The police are still looking for a third man who may have participated in the Flores murder, as well as the firearm and the car that were used.____________________________________________________29.08.06 – Provincial daily paper chief murderedReporters Without Borders expressed shock today at the murder of a 66-year-old provincial newspaper journalist attacked and shot in the head on his way home with his daughter and called on the authorities to urgently investigate the killing. The worldwide press freedom organisation noted that the journalist, Jesús Flores Rojas, co-director of the daily paper Región, in the northwestern province of Anzoátegui, was the second to be killed in Venezuela this year and appealed to the authorities “not to let a climate of lawlessness develop towards the media.” It said Flores had made enemies because of editorials he wrote. Flores was stopped in his car by a gunman in El Tigre on 23 August and was prepared to hand over the car to him, but the gunman refused the offer and shot him in the head eight times before escaping in a waiting vehicle. The journalist’s daughter, who was not harmed, said her father had often criticised the region’s politicians in print. He had not had any death threats, but since nothing was stolen in the attack, officials speculated it was an act of revenge.Provincial governor Tarek William Saab paid tribute to Flores, who was widely respected, and ordered an investigation. Nine agents were assigned to the police enquiry. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more August 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s suspected killers shot dead by police to go further VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en News Organisation last_img read more

Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket victory in their opening game of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gayle’s Lahore Qalanders managed just 125 for eight off their 20 overs, with the West Indies left-hander scoring just six.He perished to the fourth ball of the game, holding out too long on off-spinner Shoaib Malik with the score on six.Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 37 from 31 deliveries, while Sohaib Maqsood struck 22, to be the only two batsmen past 20.West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo also failed to get among the runs, scoring a run-a-ball 14 before he was bowled by paceman Mohammed Amir in the penultimate over.Simmons then took command of the game for Kings, hammering an unbeaten 62 to guide them home with 25 deliveries remaining in the run chase.The right-hander faced 46 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes and put on 109 for the third wicket with Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan who made 51 off 35 balls with three fours and three sixes.Their stand pulled Kings around from a dangerous position of four runs for two wickets in the second over.Bravo proved expensive with his two overs of medium pace, conceding 27 runs and going wicketless.In the second game of the day at the venue, Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell took three wickets but his Islamabad United crashed to a 24-run defeat to Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi.Batting first, Zalmi tallied 145 for seven with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking a run-a-ball 51 with three fours and a six.Sammy, the West Indies Twenty20 captain, scored just ten before he was run out with three balls left in the innings.Medium pacer Russell claimed three for 31 from his four overs but then had no such luck with the bat, falling for a run-a-ball 12 as United crawled to 121 for nine.last_img read more

SA’s national parks draw more visitors

first_img28 January 2014 South Africa’s national parks remain among the country’s most popular family holiday destinations, with visitor numbers up by 2.4% in December compared to the previous year, SA National Parks (SANParks) reported on Monday. A total number of 692 498 guests passed through the gates of the country’s 21 national parks in December, the conservation authority said in a statement. At least 73 910 guests spent one night inside a national park, lifting accommodation unit occupancy by 1.2 percentage points to 77.4% and bed occupancy by 0.8 percentage points to 65.3% for the month. SANParks’ camping facilities also registered growth of 3.2 percentage points to 65.9% site occupancy for December. Hugely popular and home to one of the world’s natural wonders, the Table Mountain National Park was the most visited park, welcoming 333 090 guests during the month. The world-famous Kruger National Park hosted 180 328 guests, achieving occupancy figures of 80.2% for accommodation units and 70.7% for campsites. The Garden Route National Park, which includes popular holiday destinations at Wilderness and Tsitsikamma, hosted 63 414 guests, with accommodation unit occupancy at 86.8% and campsite occupancy of 69.5%. The West Coast, Addo and Karoo National Parks recorded unit occupancies in excess of 90% for the month. Visitor volumes picked up noticeably from 15 December, reaching a peak between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, SANParks said. “Despite the pressures these volumes placed on infrastructure and operational staff, feedback received from guests on their experiences in the various parks has been overwhelmingly positive, proving that the organisation’s 2022 Responsible Tourism Strategy is well on track.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Officials Investigate Role of Cladding in London Tower Fire

first_img RELATED ARTICLES All About RainscreensFastening Furring Strips to a Foam-Sheathed WallInstalling Roxul Mineral Wood on Exterior WallsGreen Basics: Rigid Foam InsulationHow to Install Rigid Foam SheathingChoosing Rigid FoamQ&A: Fire-Resistant Rainscreen System Investigators in London are studying whether an aluminum-faced cladding that contained rigid foam insulation contributed to the speed at which fire engulfed a 24-story apartment building on June 14, killing at least 79 people.The fire at Grenfell Tower, a 24-story building in West London that contained 120 apartments, raced up the sides of the building with a speed that amazed firefighters. Attention soon turned to the role of aluminum-faced insulation panels in the fire’s rapid spread. The Reynobond PE cladding panels were added to the building’s exterior during a renovation.Reynobond consists of two sheets of aluminum, each 0.02 inches thick, with a core of extruded polyethylene insulation in between. (In the U.S., extruded polyethylene is more often used for pipe insulation or for cushioning delicate equipment in packing cases than for building insulation.)This type of panel isn’t typically found on residential projects. A growing number of residential builders in the U.S., however, attach rigid foam insulation directly to the exterior of wall or roof sheathing, and cover it with a vented rainscreen and siding. That’s a relatively common approach in high-performance buildings where designers are looking for ways to increase the overall R-value of the wall and minimize thermal bridging through wood framing. Are rainscreens a bigger risk?Bazcek is more cautious about rainscreens, which are built-in gaps between the back of the siding and the insulation or sheathing that permit siding to dry faster and accumulated moisture to escape more readily. Ventilated rainscreens are becoming more common, but Bazcek likened them toa “chimney every 16 inches on-center around the house.”In the case of Grenfell Tower, an unbroken air gap would amount to a chimney more than 200 feet tall. It’s not clear whether fire breaks had been included in Grenfell’s walls to slow or stop the movement of fire from one floor to the next. But even in residential construction, with a rainscreen of only one or two stories, flame spread is enough of a concern in some jurisdictions that inspectors require it to end at the top of the wall — without connecting to the attic or roof ventilation, Bazcek said.That said, he prefers to tie the two together because it’s more effective at removing moisture.“You elongate the stack effect by connecting the wall to the roof ventilation system, and if you elongate the stack effect you increase the effectiveness,” he said. “It’s nice when it’s connected, but some jurisdictions don’t allow you to do it.”Bazcek plans to continue using both rigid foam and vented rainscreens in the walls he designs, believing the advantages outweigh the risks. He also points to an inherent risk in all wood-framed buildings, whether they use rigid foam and a rainscreen or not: wood in old houses is very dry and very combustible. The fire in London with its horrific loss of life may strengthen arguments from foam opponents here, but it should not dissuade builders from continuing to use rigid foam in wall assemblies, one Massachusetts architect says, because the energy-efficiency advantages of foam outweigh its risks. Details at Grenfell TowerIt may take many months before investigators in London are able to pinpoint the cause of the fire, and whether the cladding played a significant role in how quickly it spread. The tower, with 20 floors of apartments, was originally built in 1974. It underwent a renovation, completed in 2016, which included the installation of the Reynobond PE panels. The Guardian reports that the wall assembly included Reynobond PE and a layer of Celotex RS5000 polyisocyanurate insulation behind it, the two separated by an air gap. Celotex manufacturer Saint-Gobain says that the insulation was “developed specifically to enhance the thermal performance of external facade constructions.” The foil-faced polyisocyanurate has a “Class O” fire performance rating, a category used for hospitals, schools and retirements homes.The £10 million renovation involved a number of companies and subcontractors, including Harley Curtain Wall/Facades, which won the £2.6 million contract to install new cladding. The Guardian reported that Harley used products from both Celotex and Arconic, which manufactured Reynobond. Contractors saved about £2 per square meter by installing Reynobond PE instead of a more fire-resistant cladding panel called Reynobond FR, the newspaper said. The FR version has a mineral core that resists fire. Residential use of foam is differentWill the fire give builders who use exterior rigid foam a reason to change their minds? Possibly. ButSteven Baczek, an architect in the Boston area who has designed a number of high-performance houses, says that rigid foam insulation is probably here to stay because of its many energy-efficiency advantages. The way foam is typically used in residential building — installed on the exterior side of structural sheathing — reduces the risk of injury and death in a fire because the sheathing offers an ignition barrier that should give occupants time to get out of the house.“If I put up a Zip [System] wall and then put polyiso on the outside, I effectively have the rigid foam outside of at least a 30-minute, maybe one-hour, assembly,” he said in a call. “So what am I worried about there? … Would it go up quick? Probably, but it’s on the outside of the house.”Spray foam used on an attic interior must be covered by a 15-minute ignition barrier, he added, “so the plywood in the wall is doing you at least double what the code requires you to do in the attic.”If occupants couldn’t get out of a burning house in that time frame, he said, it probably means there’s something wrong with fire alarms inside the house.“It’s certainly a tragedy,” he said of the London fire. “You don’t want any house to burn down. You don’t want any life to be lost. But foam provides comfort and energy efficiency over a very long time. You don’t want to say it’s worth a life. It isn’t. But the reality is the benefits seem to outweigh the risks.”last_img read more

Packages, weekend deals to pamper yourself in Delhi

first_imgOK, so you didn’t do your travel booking in time. And now you can’t bear to fly full-fare especially when you know the horror next door is careering off to Kottayam for next to nothing. Well, there is a way out. You can have your cake and eat it too.,OK, so you didn’t do your travel booking in time. And now you can’t bear to fly full-fare especially when you know the horror next door is careering off to Kottayam for next to nothing. Well, there is a way out. You can have your cake and eat it too. Screw Paris. Shrug off Srinagar. There is a holiday to be had right here in Delhi.All right, so you won’t see a new place and there’s no shopping to be done, but you’ll save on the travel-both time and money wise. Just put your significant other in the car and zip off to any of these hotels, which have put together interesting packages for people just like you. From spa treatments to unlimited food to free booze, there’s something for everyone here. It could be just what the doctor ordered.The Great Weekend Escape package at Radission MBD, DelhiRADISSON MBD, Sector 18, NoidaWhat’s on offer: Radisson MBD has come up with a ‘guaranteed to relax you’ package called The Great Weekend Escape. Running till August 15, it includes a night’s stay in a deluxe room for two adults with breakfast, a fixed course lunch at RED (the hotel’s speciality Oriental restaurant), and a buffet dinner at Made in India (the hotel’s what-elsebut Indian restaurant). The package includes a complimentary Swedish massage at Espace, the hotel’s beautiful spa and fitness centre. There’s only one hitch: the offer is open exclusively to Diners’ Club members in Delhi and NCR. Tariff: Rs 6,999. Reservations: Call the hotel at 95120-5306000 or e-mail: [email protected] Spa weekend package at Trident Hilton, GurgaonTRIDENT HILTON, GurgaonWhat’s on offer: Sign up for Trident Hilton’s Divine Spa weekend package to enjoy spa treatments by Indonesian experts trained by Angsana Resorts. Promising to detox and de-stress you in no time, the package includes a range of body massages like the Balinese massage or the signature Angsana massage. Traditional Indian treatments like ayurvedic massages and aroma therapy are also available. Tariff: You have to pay Rs 10,950 for a Superior room; Rs 11,950 for a Premium, Rs 12,950-13,950 for a Deluxe and Rs 18,950 for an Executive suite. Rates include all applicable taxes. Reservations: Call the hotel at 95124-2450505 or e-mail [email protected] Village in ManesarHERITAGE VILLAGE, ManesarWhat’s on offer: Console yourself with the fact that going to Manesar is almost like leaving town. Here, the Heritage Village has a special package for couples, till September 30. Besides three meals and a free run of all the sporting facilities, the offer includes all the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks that you can consume between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Tariff: Rs 5,250 per couple per week night; Rs 5,950 per couple per night on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations: Call 23351123-25 in Delhi and 5050712-3 in Gurgaon.Uppal’s OrchidUPPAL’S ORCHID NH8, Near IGI AirportWhat’s on offer: The city’s first ecotel hotel is offering a package that includes a romantic candlelight dinner, aromatherapy session and unlimited access to the golf course, swimming pool and tennis court. For those who don’t mind paying extra, the food at Bonitos restaurant is worth a try. Tariff: A two-nights, three-days package for a couple costs Rs 9,999 while a one-night, two-day break will cost Rs 6,999. Reservations: Call Uppal’s Orchid, 51511515.advertisementlast_img read more

NBA Power Ratings And Playoff Odds Hornets Rising Heat Falling

With just about five weeks remaining in the 2014-15 regular season, we present another edition of FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. How do these numbers work? In a nutshell, each team is ranked according to a projection of its strength over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the methodology, see our introductory rankings post.A few observations on this week’s ratings:Don’t look now, but the Charlotte Hornets suddenly have a 53 percent chance of making the playoffs in the East. Winners of six of their last seven games (including five straight), they also saw their long-term talent rating improve greatly with the prospect of guard Kemba Walker returning for the season’s stretch run. A knee injury has kept Walker out of action since late January.The Atlanta Hawks, owners of the league’s second-best record, still rank just 8th in our power ratings. What’s going on? It’s not their loss Saturday to the lowly Sixers, nor is it a disconnect between the team’s winning percentage and its point differential (they rank third overall in Basketball-Reference’s adjusted efficiency differential, so they’ve been winning by margins plenty strong). Instead, the issue is similar to what plagued the Hawks last week: Injury-related playing time allocations are working against them in the short term. This time, FiveThirtyEight favorite Kyle Korver sat out over the weekend and is listed as day-to-day in the injury report, which means more projected minutes for Kent Bazemore. Since Korver carries one of the best RPM ratings in the NBA (+4.5) and Bazemore sports one of the worst (-3.8), any shift in minutes from the former to the latter takes a toll on Atlanta’s power rating.The week’s two biggest risers are the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks, and both boosts come largely because key players are returning from injury.Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, owner of the seventh-best RPM in the NBA, suited up last week for the first time since aggravating his nagging shoulder injury on February 21, and his presence alone improved New Orleans by 2.5 rating points (to say nothing of the points gained by not having to play his backups as much). For Dallas, the big gains come with Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons re-joining the lineup. Our projections expect that pair to play about 54 combined minutes per team game over the upcoming week — an increase of 25 minutes per team game that yields a 1.9-point rating improvement for the Mavericks. They also project to gain 0.6 rating points via decreased minutes for players lower on the depth chart.Since the news of Jimmy Butler’s injury broke too late to be accounted for in last week’s rankings, the full extent of its damage can be seen in Chicago’s power rating this time around. A reduction of 26 minutes per game to Butler’s projection cost the Bulls 1.7 rating points, while big playing-time upticks for low-rated wings E’Twaun Moore and Doug McDermott set Chicago’s rating back by another 1.5 points. The loss of Butler was much more damaging to the Bulls than that of Derrick Rose, whose injury only cost the team about 0.4 points of power rating after his backups were accounted for.The Miami Heat have been hemorrhaging playoff probability for weeks now and are down to just a 30 percent chance of making the postseason despite sitting at 93 percent back on Feb. 2. The team has gone 7-8 since then, while Indiana, Boston and Charlotte — at that time, three of Miami’s chief competitors for the final pair of unclaimed Eastern Conference playoff slots — have gone a combined 28-14. But Miami’s bigger problem is that their talent pool has been drained, even after winning the trade deadline. Highly-rated players such as Chris Bosh, Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng and prized deadline acquisition Goran Dragic are all injured (or listed as day-to-day), while the team is projected to give big minutes to poor RPM players such as Henry Walker, Michael Beasley and rookies Tyler Johnson and Shabazz Napier. read more

Ohio State defense quiets critics Spartans attack

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For about five weeks, the Ohio State football defense heard almost nothing but criticism. For the majority of OSU’s game Saturday against Michigan State, the Buckeyes’ defense heard almost nothing at all. Playing against an MSU team that features one of the nation’s most prolific running backs, OSU, time after time, sent the Spartans’ offense back to its sideline and the bulk of the 76,000-plus screaming fans at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich., into their seats with not much to cheer for. A week removed from giving up 403 yards of offense to a now 0-4 Alabama-Birmingham team, the Buckeyes allowed just 303 yards. The Spartans were 4-for-15 on third down, averaged a mere 1.5 yards per carry, and completed only 52 percent of their passes. The stat the Buckeyes are likely most proud of, though, is the 45 yards MSU junior tailback Le’Veon Bell totaled on the ground. Coming into Saturday’s contest, Bell was the nation’s third leading rusher, averaging 153 yards per game. “That’s a good back. He won’t be held to (such low yardage). I’m venturing to say that won’t happen again to that guy. He’s a good player,” said OSU first-year coach Urban Meyer. OSU players agreed with their coach. “It’s amazing, ain’t it?” said OSU redshirt senior defensive end Nathan Williams of the Buckeyes’ bottling up Bell. “It’s incredible. We played our butts off up front.” Saturday’s defensive performance was needed by OSU, and not just to pave the way for a win against a Big Ten foe. Coming into its game against the Spartans, OSU ranked at the bottom of the Big Ten in defense, and it was something that shocked Buckeye players. “Somebody sent us a text last week showing us we were last in defense, and we were just like, ‘Dang,’” said redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby. Williams said he took the criticism aimed at OSU’s defense to heart. “We take things personal, and we showed it (Saturday),” Williams said. Prior to kickoff Saturday, MSU’s defense ranked best in the Big Ten. But by 7:40 p.m., it was the Buckeyes’ defense that looked better, as now No. 12-ranked OSU (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) held on for a 17-16 victory against then No. 20-ranked Spartans (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten). “We have a lot of confidence in this defense. I have a lot of confidence in this defense. I think (Saturday) we finally played to our potential,” said senior linebacker Etienne Sabino, who all but sealed the win with a third-down hit on MSU junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell late in the fourth quarter that stalled a possible game-winning drive. The potential for the defense, according to OSU players, is to be the best in the conference and one of the best in the country. “Michigan State’s supposed to have one of the best defenses in the Big Ten, so we just wanted to come out here (Saturday) and show that we’re the best defense in the Big Ten,” Roby said. The players the OSU defense employed Saturday are mostly the same players that have been playing, and struggling, throughout the first month of the season. Those players’ muscles were not any bigger and their legs were not any quicker Saturday against the Spartans. The difference between OSU’s defensive performance against MSU versus its output during the first month of the season was, according to Buckeye players, the game plan. OSU had nine players in the box most of the game and had its defensive backs play one-on-one coverage. They forced Maxwell to throw and did not let Bell, a 6-foot-2, 244-pound bruiser, gain yards up the middle. Williams, who has been a part of the OSU program since 2008, said the game plan was the best he’s ever been a part of in his career as a Buckeye. “We’ve seen (Bell) get going on tape, and it’s all bad news once he gets running downhill. So we didn’t give him the opportunity to get going downhill. We closed the gaps, and played great defense,” Williams said. As bad as OSU had been on defense heading into its game against MSU, Meyer said he was confident the Buckeyes were capable of the performance they turned in Saturday. “Absolutely I thought (we were good enough to win). I thought our defense was good enough to play better the first four games; that’s how much confidence I’ve got in our players and coaches,” Meyer said. Meyer and his players said they know the strong defensive outings will have to continue for the remainder of the season. This upcoming Saturday, OSU faces No. 21 Nebraska. The Huskers average 44.8 points per game and more than 300 yards per game on the ground. It will be another major test for the Buckeyes’ defense, but Williams said he hopes OSU’s performance against MSU will give OSU a leg up. “I hope Nebraska looks at this tape and realizes they can’t run on us,” Williams said. Whether or not the Huskers hear Williams warning will be proven Saturday, as OSU takes on Nebraska at 8:00 p.m. in Ohio Stadium. read more

Ohio State mens hockey swept at home by NebraskaOmaha

Master Sgt. James Finfrock, a senior military instructor with the OSU ROTC, rappels down to center ice to deliver the puck Nov. 7 before a game between OSU and Nebraska-Omaha at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 4-1. Credit: Michael Griggs / For The LanternDespite wearing camouflage jerseys in honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio State men’s hockey team did not blend into its environment over the weekend. The Buckeyes stood out; they were the team unable to score goals on Friday and unable to stop the opposition the following night.The University of Nebraska-Omaha beat OSU (2-5-1) 4-1 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.“Same result,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said of Saturday’s loss. “You have to play a little smarter with the lead. I thought we gave up a couple of easy goals on some breakdowns.”The Buckeyes squandered a 3-1 lead in the first period of Saturday’s game, then couldn’t score on the power play during the waning moments of their eventual 4-3 loss.With the Buckeyes’ net empty and extra attacker on, Nebraska-Omaha took a penalty with 1:21 remaining in regulation. The penalty put OSU on a two-man advantage.Down 4-3 at the time, OSU couldn’t convert as Maverick sophomore goalie Kirk Thompson kicked aside the Buckeyes’ last-second shot and sealed Nebraska-Omaha’s road sweep.The Buckeyes’ power play went one-for-nine on the weekend and has gone one-for-18 in its past four games.OSU senior forward Darik Angeli scored the Buckeyes’ lone power play goal of the series on Saturday, but the goal, which gave OSU its 3-1 lead, was irrelevant by the end of the night.Goals came early on Saturday as the Buckeyes and Mavericks combined for three goals on the first four shots of the game.OSU’s offense showed good signs in the first period, but OSU sophomore forward Nick Schilkey said the team’s success was lost in the final score.“Obviously a couple went in early on, but it kind of goes by the wayside by the end of the game when we can’t capitalize,” Schilkey said. “It wasn’t our best.”OSU notched the first goal of the night at the 4:05 mark when Schilkey connected with senior forward Tanner Fritz to give Fritz his third goal of the season.Less than a minute later Nebraska-Omaha freshman forward Avery Peterson scored his second of the series and first of the night. Peterson’s wrist shot from the left circle was nearly identical to the shot he beat OSU sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins with on Friday.The Buckeyes regained the lead one-minute later when senior forward Chad Niddery put a backhander behind Thompson.After scoring at nearly a goal-per-minute pace, the teams slowed until the 16:11 mark of period when Angeli and Peterson swapped goals within a two-minute span.Angeli’s goal was OSU’s final cause for celebration. Nebraska-Omaha notched goals in the second and third periods to complete their two-goal comeback.“We weren’t happy with the amount of times that their forwards got behind us,” OSU junior defenseman Sam Jardine said. “That’s just something they were trying to do, stretch us out once we got the lead.”The Mavericks’ game-tying goal came after the Buckeyes had a couple good scoring chances and marked a turning point in the game, Rohlik said.“Sometimes when you start pressing, instead of getting better you start to find yourself maybe not making those fluent plays,” Rohlik said. “That’s almost how we looked.”Buckeye sophomore goalie Christian Frey finished with 26 saves including 12 in the third period.Friday’s result brought a different type of frustration to the Buckeyes. OSU outshot Nebraska-Omaha 26-19 and led 40-22 in the faceoff circle.“Our guys didn’t have a lot of zip tonight,” Nebraska-Omaha coach Dean Blais said on Friday. “Ohio State had the better chances.”The Buckeyes’ possession wasn’t enough to solve Maverick senior goalie Ryan Massa who made 25 saves for the Mavericks. OSU Senior forward Matt Johnson’s goal in the third period ruined what would have otherwise been a well-earned shutout.Tomkins made 15 saves for the Buckeyes on Friday.Loose Pucks-Fritz went 25-12 in the face-off circle against Nebraska-Omaha-OSU is having its worst start to its season since it went 2-5-1 to open the 2009-2010 season.-The last time the Buckeyes were swept at home was Feb. 22-23, 2013 vs. Michigan read more

Fans worried for AlexanderArnold ahead of Wednesday clash

first_imgPrior to the first leg of the quarter-final clash of the Champions League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, fans have been worried for the well-being and defensive capabilities of Trent Alexander-Arnold.TAA has been suffering for quite a while now – he was initially tormented by Marcus Rashford in the eventual loss to Manchester United and then a few weeks after, it was Wilfried Zaha that took care of the young man in Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday according to Football Insider 24/7.Zaha had noticed the mistakes Alexander-Arnold encountered with his positioning, which helped him win an early penalty, converted by Luka Milivojevic.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Joe Gomez is out due to an injury and Nathaniel Clyne has not played a single minute in this Premier League season, which makes claims for bringing him back right now really doubtful.However, fans have been extremely worried about his performance against Manchester City, as he will need to be taking care of Leroy Sane, the Citizens’ left winger, who has been in an extraordinary shape.last_img read more

Eriksen explains bizarre goal reaction

first_imgTottenham’s Christian Eriksen explained his rather bizarre reaction towards teammate Heung-Min Son during their 3-1 win over Chelsea on SundayThe Denmark international appeared to have given Son a telling off for not passing the ball in the build-up to Dele Alli’s second goal with Eriksen having been seen waving his arms frantically at the South Korean during the goal celebrations.But Eriksen revealed that it was more of a constructive criticism towards his teammate, but was relieved to see the effort go in regardless.“He made it more difficult than it was! Of course, we scored, so it was relief, but if we didn’t score it would have been a big disappointment for Sonny not to pass it, but luckily Dele finished it off.” Erikson told Sky Sports.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…Alli, who scored a brace in the win, also admitted that he was rather unhappy with Son’s actions.“I was complaining, I was a little bit annoyed that he didn’t, but Sonny is a player who is in really good form so when he goes through you’d back him to score. He kept it alive, and luckily it fell to me.” said the England international.The 3-1 victory strengthen Spurs’ hold in the top four places in the Premier League and the side had their first win at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.last_img read more