SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to more than 100,000 Californians because of hot, dry and windy conditions even as it settles claims from the deadly Northern California wildfires of 2017 and 2018.The San Francisco utility will make the decision before noon Monday on whether it will cut power. The controlled outages in nine northern counties would occur later in the day.Earlier this month, PG&E agreed to pay $11 billion to insurance companies holding 85% of the insurance claims from fires that include the November 2018 blaze that destroyed the town of Paradise, killing 86 people.The settlement confirmed Monday is subject to bankruptcy court approval.The Associated Press
Sri Lanka Customs said that a suspect who had arrived to collect the parcel was arrested. Over 3000 ecstasy pills have been found in a parcel at the Central Mail Exchange, Sri Lanka Customs said.According to Sri Lanka Customs 3,050 ecstasy pills were detected in the parcel which arrived from Portugal.
Basil Rajapaksa said that the Presidential candidate of the SLPP will be a person who has the full support of the public.He said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is among a few others who meet the expectations of the SLPP and the public to be their Presidential candidate. He said that the leader of the SLPP will also be formally picked at the SLPP convention which will be held on Sunday evening. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to be formally declared as the leader of the SLPP while the SLPP Presidential candidate is tipped to be Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) National organiser Basil Rajapaksa says he can assure the public that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will respect democracy.Speaking to reporters today Rajapaksa said that the Presidential candidate of the SLPP will be declared on Sunday.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 1, 2015 3:44 pm MDT KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The man who was handed interim reins of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation after the resignation of its former leader has been named its president and chief executive officer.Jim Lightbody has been working in the position at the Crown corporation since his appointment in January 2014.That’s when Michael Graydon left the agency to take a job with PV Hospitality ULC, an affiliate of Paragon Gaming Inc.A government review on Graydon’s severance package found he was in a conflict of interest while negotiating to take the job.Lightbody has worked for the corporation for the past 14 years, serving as vice-president of lottery gaming, as well as vice-president of casino and community gaming.Before the lottery corporation, Lightbody worked for companies like Proctor and Gamble, Nabob Foods and BC Hot House.“The board of directors believes Jim Lightbody is the best person to lead this organization in this time of renewal,” said Bud Smith, board chairman, in a release.“He has demonstrated strong leadership in the last 14 months as interim CEO. That combined with his understanding of the organization, his commitment to innovation and to employee engagement makes him the ideal person to lead the organization going forward.” Interim CEO and president at B.C. Lottery Corporation promoted by board
A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for April 6-12 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 14, 2015 1:36 pm MDT Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 6-12. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Wisconsin vs. Duke, CBS, 28.26 million.2. “NCAA Championship Pre-Game,” CBS, 18.45 million.3. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.85 million.4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.78 million.5. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 14.33 million.6. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.75 million.7. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12.6 million.8. “Madam Secretary,” CBS, 11.39 million.9. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.07 million.10. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 10.97 million.11. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 10.39 million.12. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 10.31 million.13. “Survivor,” CBS, 9.84 million.14. “The Odd Couple,” CBS, 9.73 million.15. “The Voice” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 9.64 million.16. “Mom,” CBS, 9.03 million.17. “The Good Wife,” CBS, 8.75 million.18. “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS, 8.7 million.19. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 8.67 million.20. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 8.43 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.
by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2015 8:18 am MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2015 at 11:21 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Signed contracts to buy US homes rise 1.1 pct. in March; outlook strengthens in South and West WASHINGTON – More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the third straight month of gains as housing heats up with the start of the spring buying season.The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.1 per cent to 108.6 last month. The index has climbed 11.1 per cent over the past 12 months after having dipped in 2014.Pending sales improved in the South and West. But the number of signed contracts fell in the Northeast and Midwest, two areas that many economists expected to show rebounds after a harsh winter hurt sales at the beginning of 2015. The overall figures suggest strengthening demand from would-be buyers, even though there are relatively few new listings on the market and sales prices are rising at a faster rate than wages.The increase in signed contracts also indicate that robust hiring and low mortgage rates are encouraging more Americans to buy houses, after years of waiting to save for down payments and rebuild their credit in the wake of the housing bust and 2008 financial crisis.Pending sales are a barometer of future purchases. A one- to two-month lag usually exists between a contract and a completed sale, meaning that the gains should appear in April and May sales numbers.Existing homes sold at an annual pace of 5.19 million in March, a solid upturn after annual sales tracking below 5 million in February and January, the Realtors reported last week. Still, economists say that sales should average about 5.5 million annually in a healthy market.But greater buying activity has yet to bring more sellers into the market. A mere 4.6 months of supply are available, compared to six months in what economists consider to be standard.The tight supplies have caused prices to climb at averages that damage affordability. Median home prices increased 7.8 per cent over the past 12 months to $212,100. That increase is nearly four-times greater than the average wage growth tracked by the Labor Department.
Weak earnings help send stocks lower in midday trading; utilities and technology sectors slump by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2015 10:04 am MDT Last Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are heading lower in midday trading, led by declines in utilities and technology companies.Several companies fell Thursday after reporting weak earnings.Harman International, which makes audio systems for cars, Varian Medical Systems and Celgene all dropped in midday trading Thursday after their revenue fell short of analysts’ estimates.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 78 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 17,956 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,096. The Nasdaq composite fell 45 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 4,977.Bond prices fell after some mostly encouraging news on the U.S. economy, including a drop in claims for unemployment benefits.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.09 per cent.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from 18 August 2019 by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces after he was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General with effect from the same date. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva formally assumed duties today as the new Army Commander at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters.The 23rd Commander of the Army was received at the Army Headquarters with military honours, ceremonials, greetings and best wishes. A Guard Turnout presented by Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops greeted the new Commander after the Commanding Officer of the Headquarters Battalion together with the GR Centre Commandant received him at the entrance to the Army Headquarters. Silva was serving as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel of the Regiment for Gajaba Regiment and Commando Regiment at the time he was made the Commander of the Army. (Colombo Gazette)
Senewiratne assumed duties at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York on Monday 5th August following a solemn multi-religious ceremony invoking blessings for her tenure and the staff of the mission. Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to the UN, Kshenuka Dhireni Senewiratne met UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York.Senewiratne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, presented her credentials to the Secretary-General at the meeting.
A suspect has been arrested over the crime. An eight year old boy and a 19-year-old girl have been found hacked to death in Wennappuwa, the Police said.The Police said that an eight year old boy and his 19 year old sister were found hacked to death at their home in Waikkal, in Wennappuwa.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) filed a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today, citing information obtained through the Right to Information Act, which shows that 8 members of the Cabinet of Ministers had not submitted their Declarations of Assets & Liabilities for 2018/19, as at 20 August 2019.Cabinet Ministers are required to submit their declarations to the Presidential Secretariat under section 4(a)(ii) of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law. However, according to the Presidential Secretariat’s response to an RTI application filed by TISL on 28 August 2019, eight Cabinet Ministers had not submitted their asset declaration as at 20 August 2019. TISL stated that the non-declaration of assets and liabilities amounts to an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding Rs.1000 and/or a prison term of upto one year. Speaking following the filing of the complaint, TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said, “whilst several members of parliament have already gone beyond legal requirements to publicly disclose their asset declarations (available at www.tisrilanka.org/MPassets), it is important that those who have neglected their responsibility are held to account”. The 8 Ministers are: Hon. Navin Dissanayake, Hon. Harin Fernando, Hon. Mano Ganesan, Hon. M.H.A. Haleem, Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka and Hon. Sajith Premadasa. Obeyesekere added, “TISL has also requested the same information from the Presidential Secretariat and the Office of the Speaker, to identify Non-Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers and Members of Parliament who have not submitted their asset declarations and we will be taking appropriate action when such information is received”.As the sole entity empowered to initiate action under the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law, TISL requests CIABOC to exercise its powers to ensure that this complaint is investigated and that prosecutions are undertaken where necessary.
At the discussion they recalled how both the Army and Navy cooperated very closely during the war for peace through ground and sea-borne operations. The Army is determined to strengthen relations with the Navy, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said today.Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva paid the first courtesy call on his Navy counterpart, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva at the Navy Commander’s office at the Navy Headquarters today. At the entrance to his office, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva received the visiting Commander of the Army and introduced his Senior Principal Staff Officers to the day’s Chief Guest before Lieutenant General Silva was ushered into the Navy Commander’s office. Towards the end of the interactive discussion, both of them exchanged mementos as symbols of goodwill and understanding. The visiting Army Chief also left a few thoughts in the Visitors’ Book at the Navy Commander’s office and sat for a group photo before he left the premises. “We will work together as combined forces and sustain good practices both organizations harbour to reach a common goal in order to protect national security interests and the people of this country. Professionally-sound tri-services have mature and well-experienced Senior Officers, now serving as top level Commanders in all three services, who have been known to one another since the times of their Cadetship and participation in the battlefield. Let us closely interact with all our actions and reciprocal moves for the common good of our services as never before,” the visiting Commander of the Army told his host.“We all stood together during the critical times of our history and the support given by our Other Ranks in all three forces could not be belittled and it was the unity that freed this country from grips of terrorism. Let me profusely thank the Navy for its unstinted support so far given and being still extended to the Army all the time protecting our shores,” the visiting Army Chief quipped.Lieutenant General Silva also made a special mention of very effective Naval operations being conducted by sailors round the country in their quest to detect narcotics and other harmful elements, trying to enter the country. He also pledged the Army support for such operations in future and invited the Navy to join hands with the Army for such projects too. The visiting Army Chief also spoke high of the Navy’s contribution to all types of natural disasters and national catastrophes and invited a representative team of senior Navy Officers to attend the forthcoming Army drill competition awarding ceremony as special guests showing their spirits of brotherhood and strong connectivity. Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva also reminisced how Lieutenant General Silva as one of the most leading Commanders in the Vanni at that time as combined teams gave the leadership to his troops and cleared the areas under his command striking a humiliating blow to the terrorists.Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assured that in his capacity as the Army Chief would do everything possible to further foster close relations and strong connectivity with the Navy as well as the Air Force during his tenure since all three professional organizations are working for a common goal.
Kodituwakku said that in mid- 2018, President Maithripala Sirisena telephoned him in Beijing and requested that he look into the whereabouts of ALIT, as letters posted to it by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Of Sri Lanka had been returned to Colombo informing that no such company was at the given address. Aerospace Long-March International Trade co. Ltd. (ALIT) had withdrawn from the Colombo Lotus Tower project without informing the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Of Sri Lanka, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku said today.He said that the construction of the Lotus Tower had originally been assigned to two Chinese companies, namely China National Electronics Importers & Exporters Corporation (CEIEC) and ALIT. “I then entrusted the task of tracing the current location of ALIT (since the company was no longer located at the given address) to the Head of the Commercial Section of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing,” the Ambassador said. He said that after much effort, the Embassy found that the company had moved to a different location and had also withdrawn from the Lotus Tower project, without informing the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Of Sri Lanka.“Once the company’s new premises were located, we visited it and met the officials who were present there at the time. They then informed us that their company (ALIT) was no longer involved in the Lotus Tower project. Following this meeting. the Embassy prepared a report about our visit and the meeting. and this report was forwarded to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Of Sri Lanka for their information,” the Ambassador said. Simultaneously, he said they were able to establish connections with the other company (CEIEC) and the Lotus Tower project went ahead to be completed this year.The above information is given based on my recollections Of the interventions made by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing regarding this project a few months ago.
Speaking in Geneva at the UNHCR annual Executive Commitment meeting, Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, drew attention to the 60 million forcibly displaced people living in a troubled global landscape of increased conflict, coupled with an ever-more dire humanitarian funding situation. He also noted that some countries are building fences or walls to keep refugees out, or using deterrence to shift people onto the territories of their neighbours, as well as denying school for children and legal work for adults.“Push-backs, building walls, increasing detention, and further restricting access, combined with few legal avenues to safety, will never be the answer,” said Mr. Türk. “The impact is simply the diversion of refugee movements along other routes and the aggravation of already precarious situations in regions embroiled in conflict,” he continued. “Worse still, these measures compel more people who have nothing left to lose to risk dangerous journeys onward in the hope of finding eventual safety and stability.”Mr. Türk also warned against an apparent lack of responsibility for the safety of refugees. “It is also becoming increasingly evident that the single most important challenge to the safety and protection of refugees arises from populist politics and toxic public debates, as well as the climate of fear they engender,” he said. “This is often fuelled and abetted by irresponsible media reporting, lack of political and moral leadership, and xenophobia and racism,” he continued. “In some countries around the world, there has been a proliferation of xenophobic narratives, hate speech, fear-mongering, and inflammatory statements – both at the political and civil society levels.”Mr. Türk also noted the need to build closer ties between displaced people and the communities that host them, which, if left unsupported, could easily become overwhelmed. “Community-based protection includes investment in national and community capacity to reinforce social cohesion between the displaced – be they refugees or IDPs [internally displaced persons] – and their host communities. This helps to preserve pluralism and diversity as well as promote peaceful co-existence,” he said.In his concluding remarks, he said that an all-out effort was needed “to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”“We must call upon our shared humanity, histories and sacred traditions of providing refuge to persons fleeing conflict and persecution, and remember that it was exactly for times like these that the international refugee protection regime was created,” said Mr. Türk. He also added that the 1951 Refugee Convention recognized that the problems of forced displacement cannot be achieved by countries working in isolation.“This speaks to the most critical protection gap we are facing today – the need for a global compact on predictable and equitable burden and responsibility-sharing,” he said. “In a world in turmoil, we need a sense of equanimity, purpose, and trust to make such a compact a reality.”
“African urbanization has not been driven by improving agricultural productivity or increased industrial output, as has been the case elsewhere,” said Giovanie Biha, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) during the launch of the 2017 Economic Report on Africa by the ECA Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Kigali (SRO-EA). “On the contrary,” she added, “it has been dominated by the expansion of the informal sector – often services. To foster enhanced growth and poverty eradication, African countries should put in place industrial policies that will generate the skilled jobs and productivity gains needed for the structural transformation of their economies.” Pointing out that by 2035, half of the continent’s population will be urban, compared to just one third in 1990, ‘Industrialization and Urbanization for Africa’s Transformation’ also provides an opportunity to discuss the challenges of industrialization and structural transformation on the continent and for Eastern Africa, in particular. In most of the 14 countries covered by the Sub-Regional Office, the share of the manufacturing sector has been stagnant or declining over the past ten years while the services sector has expanded rapidly.Despite a weak structural transformation process, the long-term growth outlook remains promising in Eastern Africa. According to the ECA report, the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in 2017 is estimated to remain at the 2016 level of 5.6 per cent – down from the exceptional performance of the past five years. Ethiopia’s average annual growth rate is 9.5 per cent and Rwanda’s 7.2 per cent between 2012 and 2016, remaining well above the African continent average of 3.1 per cent in 2017. While Andrew Mold, Acting Director of the SRO-EA, highlighted some growth catalysts, such as massive investments in infrastructure or service sectors, increased investments have started to stretch budgets and weaken structural constraints, such as exchange rate volatility.
Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier, 15, from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario, addresses a forum at the UN on Saturday. (Richard Drew/The Associated Press)Canadian Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier, 15, addressed hundreds of international guests at UN headquarters in Manhattan on Saturday, where she urged the global community to respect the sacredness and importance of clean water. “I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: we can’t eat money or drink oil,” said the activist from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario. Peltier spoke at the Global Landscapes Forum, a platform on sustainable land use founded by UN Environment and the World Bank that’s dedicated to achieving development and climate goals. She used the speech to draw attention to the lack of clean water in numerous Indigenous communities, which she says sparked her activism. “All across these lands, we know somewhere where someone can’t drink the water. Why so many, and why have they gone without for so long?” Watch Autumn Peltier speak at the UN: She said she’s been taught traditional knowledge from an early age about the sacredness of water, and that more people should learn these lessons. “Maybe, we need to have more elders and youth together sitting at the decision table when people make decisions about our lands and waters.” Peltier called for an end to plastic use as one step in restoring a more sustainable world. Her speech comes a day after huge crowds took to the streets in Canada as part of a global climate strike. The speech was her second at the UN headquarters, having urged the General Assembly to “warrior up” and take a stand for our planet last year. There is a Greta Thunberg in Canada. Her name is Autumn Peltier. https://t.co/Jmoo3jJF5C—@chriscorrigan Peltier, who is nominated for the 2019 International Children’s Peace Prize by the David Suzuki Foundation, has spread her message at hundreds of events around the world. In 2015, Peltier attended the Children’s Climate Conference in Sweden, and a year later, confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his “broken promises” at a meeting of the Assembly of First Nations. She was named the chief water commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation, a political advocacy group for 40 First Nations across Ontario, when she was just 14 years old.
Ohio State freshman midfielder Xavier Green (11) works to gain possession during the first half of the Ohio State-Northwestern game on Sep. 21. After two overtimes, the game ended tied 0-0. Credit: Scott Good | Lantern ReporterFollowing a visit Friday morning by American soccer goalkeeper Tim Howard, the Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-5-2) played Northwestern (4-2-2) to a scoreless overtime draw Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “That was unbelievable, everyone looks up to Tim Howard. He’s a goalkeeper but I think even field players look up to him,” fifth-year senior midfielder Brady Blackwell said. “One of the best American players we’ve seen, so everyone was amazed to see him, and really liked his message. He just told everyone to work hard, believe in your dreams and grind everyday.”Ohio State seemed to use Howard’s advice in Friday night’s game against Northwestern. The Buckeyes were forced to traverse the final 58 minutes of regulation and overtime with one fewer player than the Wildcats after redshirt freshman forward Devyn Etling was handed a red card after going after the ball along the near sideline in the 52nd minute.The subsequent resilience shown by the team was encouraging for head coach Brian Maisonneuve. “Being down a man for a majority of the game, that’s a win for sure, so we can take a lot out of that in terms of effort, fight, and, again, we still created stuff going the other way, so there’s a lot to take out of this one,” Maisonneuve said.Though the stat sheet will not show offensive dominance – Ohio State only managed two shots on goal for the entirety of the match – the Buckeyes controlled possession thanks to a combination of improved spacing and crisp passing through the midfield. “The best thing about the possession was as we went forward we didn’t leave ourselves susceptible in the back,” Maisonneuve said. “Soccer is a game of transition, so even as you go forward, you’ve got to be aware when the ball turns, you’re not giving to get and I thought our shape as we attacked was much much better.”The Ohio State defense also had a strong opening half as they fought off five Northwestern corner kicks in a scoreless 45 minutes. Overall, the Wildcats and Buckeyes were almost even in terms of shots during the match, with Northwestern outshooting the Buckeyes 9-8. Both teams managed just two shots on goal, despite Northwestern also gaining a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.The second half opened in controversial fashion with Etling receiving a red card. The play was reviewed and the call stood. The final 38 minutes of regulation ticked away as Ohio State stood its ground, and limited the Northwestern attack while creating chances of its own, as the match headed to overtime. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried came up with a clutch save in the 93rd minute to keep the game scoreless.“To fight against a good Northwestern team, and as you said we created as many chances [as Northwestern did], I think shots were close to even but a lot of our opportunities were wide service and chances that weren’t corner kicks or shots, but were really good dangerous attacks,” Maisonneuve said. Seven Buckeyes played all 110 minutes of the match, and will now have to turn their attention towards recovering for Tuesday’s upcoming match against Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Ohio State will take on Michigan in Ann Arbor on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Ohio State redshirt senior guard Adreana Miller (15) pass the ball in the first half of the game against South Florida. Ohio State lost 71-47. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s basketball team secured its most impressive victory of the season on Thursday night with a come-from-behind win against North Carolina, 76-69.The Buckeyes (2-2) started off slow against the Tar Heels (5-3), trailing by as much as 14 points with 6:24 left in the first quarter, and found themselves with a four-point deficit at the half. The game looked like it was already out of hand early when North Carolina sophomore center Janelle Bailey made a basket on a fast break to put the Tar Heels up 16-2 early in the first quarter. But the Buckeyes responded with a flurry of their own coming back to make the game to 18-16 with 2:46 left in the first with strong play from redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande and freshman forward Dorka Juhasz, who seem to be building a chemistry down low.Grande, the active NCAA leader in assists, had a game-high 23 points, recording only 23 points total this season coming into the game, to go with six assists. She was able to take advantage of her shot opportunities Thursday and knock down what was given to her. “I always want to be a scoring option,” Grande said. “I want to take advantage of the best option that we get in every possession, so I just went out there and that time, the open player was me, so I just took the shot.”Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff was at a loss for words explaining Grande’s performance against the Tar Heels. “It was bit of an anomaly the way she started,” McGuff said. “I think just her kind of trying to feel her way through a new system. I think too she’s such a conscientious kid. She’s so concerned about making everybody else better and today she was a little more aggressive for herself.”Ohio State fought in a back and forth affair in the second half, but did enough,outscoring the Tar Heels 47-36 in the final 20 minutes. Juhasz recorded her third double-double in her first four games as a collegiate athlete, adding 18 points along with 16 total rebounds for the game.The Buckeyes finished strong down the stretch despite a couple of late 3s by Tar Heels guards, redshirt junior Stephanie Watts and redshirt senior Paris Kea, the last of which cut the Ohio State lead down to three and silenced the crowd. Ohio State redshirt senior guard Adreanna Miller notched the final two free throws to secure the victory for the Buckeyes and putting her just five away from 1,000 career total.Ohio State will try and take the momentum into their next game against in-state rival Cincinnati at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) dribbles the ball in the second half of the game against Purdue on Jan. 23. Ohio State lost 79-67. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThis was Ohio State’s opportunity to break the losing streak.After dropping five straight games for the first time in 21 seasons, the Buckeyes came in with a real chance to end it, facing a Nebraska team that had lost four of its past six games.Both teams came in looking for a win to help find momentum, but it was Ohio State who ended up finding it, defeating Nebraska 70-60 for its first Big Ten win since Dec. 5.Ohio State took a 12-2 run to end the first half and held the lead for the majority of the final 20 minutes, outscoring Nebraska 41-36 en route to its third conference victory of the season.After shooting 16.7 percent from 3 in the first half, Ohio State made 7-of-15 from deep in the second half, leading to the 5-point road victory.Following Wednesday’s loss to the Boilermakers, head coach Chris Holtmann said his team would not be one that will get to the free-throw line frequently, but can improve on preventing its opponents from doing the same.Against the Cornhuskers, the teams combined for a single free throw attempt in the first half, one make by Ohio State junior forward Andre Wesson.The teams finished with a combined 30 free throw attempts — 18 for Ohio State and 12 for Nebraska. The Buckeyes connected on 72.2 percent from the charity stripe.Freshman guard Luther Muhammad came up big after struggling in recent games for Ohio State. After shooting 6-of-22 in his past three games, Muhammad finished with a career-high 24 points and six rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting, helping defensively with three steals. Sophomore forward Musa Jallow earned his second start of the season for the Buckeyes after scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in his past game against Purdue.Jallow finished the game with five points and four rebounds.Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson continued his recent struggles, committing three turnovers in the first half, forcing Holtmann to send his leading scorer to the bench for the majority of the opening 20 minutes.Ohio State led 29-24 in the first half despite making 2-of-12 attempts from 3 and committing nine turnovers. This was thanks in part to a 25-12 rebound advantage, as well as holding Nebraska to 34.5 percent shooting in the half.The Buckeyes finished with a 45-31 rebound advantage against Nebraska.Ohio State finished the first half on a 12-2 run to take the five-point lead, stopping the Cornhuskers from scoring in the final 2:47 and forcing them to miss nine of their final 10 shots from the field.Redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods led the Buckeyes with seven points in 10 minutes during the opening half, but scored two points in the second, failing to connect on four attempts from the field. Ohio State takes on No. 2 Michigan on the road at 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
Ohio State No. 2 senior Kollin Moore celebrates after defeating Michigan’s Jackson Striggow in the 197-pound bout by decision, 12-5. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) defeated No. 21 Illinois (2-6, 1-5 Big Ten) 23-14 on Friday, and defeated Northwestern (3-7, 1-4 Big Ten) 27-15 on Sunday.Ohio State seniors Myles Martin and Kollin Moore, the No. 1 wrestlers in the country at 184 pounds and 197 pounds, respectively, remained undefeated after their pair of matches over the weekend.Martin defeated Illinois redshirt senior Emery Parker, No. 4 wrestler in his class, by an 8-4 decision in a clash of two top 5 wrestlers. Martin defeated Northwestern true freshman Brendan Devine via pin in 42 seconds.Moore defeated Illinois redshirt senior Andre Lee via pin, and beat Northwestern redshirt junior Zack Chakonis by technical fall 19-4.Martin and Moore gave Ohio State much needed bonus points without senior Joey McKenna, the No. 2 wrestler in the country at 141 pounds, who missed both games with an undisclosed injury.Ohio State redshirt sophomore Hunter Lucas had two matches against ranked foes this weekend in Illinois junior Travis Piotrowski and Northwestern redshirt sophomore Sebastian Rivera, the No. 11 and No. 1 at 125 pounds in the country, respectively. Both defeated Lucas this weekend.Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan, the No. 3 wrestler in the 149-pound class, won in dominant fashion in both duels this weekend, improving his record on the season to 18-1.Jordan defeated Illinois junior Christian Kanzler by technical fall 27-12 and pinned Northwestern junior Shayne Oster in the first period.Ohio State redshirt freshman Ethan Smith, the No. 18 wrestler in the country at 174 pounds, won both of his bouts.Smith defeated Northwestern redshirt senior Johnny Sebastian, No. 16 in the country, by major decision 11-3. Smith won by decision 7-5 over Illinois redshirt junior Carver James, improving his record to 14-5 on the season.Ohio State redshirt junior Ke-Shawn Hayes, the No. 7 wrestler in the 157-pound weight class, had two ranked foes to face this weekend splitting the matches with a 1-1 record.Hayes defeated Illinois redshirt junior Eric Barone, No. 8 in the country, 3-1 by decision in a tight match. Northwestern redshirt sophomore Ryan Deakin, No. 3 in the country, defeated Hayes by major decision 8-0 to improve his record to 20-2 on the season.No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 1 Penn State at St. John Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Friday .