California issues guidelines for church reopenings

first_imgHomeFeaturedCalifornia issues guidelines for church reopenings May. 25, 2020 at 4:30 pmFeaturedNewsCalifornia issues guidelines for church reopeningsMatthew Hall1 year agochurchcoronaviruscovidLos AngelesSaint Monica’s Catholic Church ROBERT JABLON, Associated PressReligious services in California will look much different under rules unveiled Monday that limit attendance to 100 people and recommend worshippers wear masks, limit singing and refrain from shaking hands or hugging.The state released guidance under which county health departments can approve the reopening of churches, mosques, synagogues and other houses of worship. They have been closed since Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.It’s not immediately known how soon in-person services will resume. Counties that are having success controlling the virus are likely to move quickly. Others with outbreaks — such as Los Angeles County, which has about 60% of California’s roughly 3,800 deaths — may choose to delay.The guidelines ask worshippers to wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books or prayer rugs and skip the collection plate. They also say to avoid large gatherings for holidays, weddings and funerals and warn that activities such as singing or group recitation “negate” the benefits of social distancing.The guidelines say even with physical distancing, in-person worship carries a higher risk of transmitting the virus and increasing the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths and recommend houses of worship shorten services.Each county will have to adopt rules for services to resume within their jurisdictions and then the guidelines will be reviewed by state health officials after 21 days. The guidelines include limiting gatherings to 25% of building capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower.In Los Angeles County, Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz of the Shul on the Beach in Venice Beach said he hopes his congregation can meet for this week’s Shavuot holiday, to celebrate when Jews received the Torah.The congregation will have to figure out how to provide temperature checks and provide a place for individual prayer books and shawls. Orthodox Jews do not use technology during the Sabbath and may not carry most personal items.Some church leaders aren’t eager to reopen. The Rev. Amos Brown, pastor of Third Baptist Church in San Francisco and head of the local NAACP chapter, led a protest Monday against reopening.“We are not going to be rushing back to church,” he said by phone, noting that many leaders of his denomination have been sickened or died nationwide. Freedom of religion is “not the freedom to kill folks, not the freedom to put people in harm’s way. That’s insane,” he said.Many have been eagerly waiting an announcement on religious services after Newsom began relaxing constraints on stores and other secular outlets as part of a four-phase plan to reopen the economy.The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange announced last week that it is phasing in public Masses beginning June 14, starting with restricted numbers of worshippers. At first, choirs will be banned, fonts won’t contain holy water and parishioners won’t perform rituals where they must touch each other.“We know that God is with us, but at the same time we have to be careful and make sure that we protect each other in this challenging time,” Bishop Kevin Vann said Friday.Some 47 of the state’s 58 counties have received permission to move deeper into the reopening by meeting standards for controlling the virus. The state on Monday cleared the way for in-store shopping to resume statewide with social distancing restrictions, although counties get to decide whether to permit it.Some places of worship around the country opened over the weekend after President Donald Trump declared them essential and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for reopening faith organizations.In California, most houses of worship have complied with social distancing, making do with online, remote and a few drive-in services.In the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez called on parishes to celebrate Pentecost — a major religious day for many Christians — next Sunday by holding food and blood drives.“I think it is important for all us of to be aware that this is a very dangerous illness, and we are making sure that everything is OK when we come back and celebrate the Eucharist together,” he said.But several thousand churches have vowed to defy the current stay-at-home order on Pentecost, arguing they can do so safely.Two church services that already were held without authorization have been sources of outbreaks; one in Mendocino County and the other in Butte County.Newsom’s cautious approach to reopening has angered opponents who claim the rules violate religious freedoms.A Pentecostal church in San Diego County lost a federal appeal Friday in its quest to reopen immediately. The South Bay United Pentacostal Church of Chula Vista immediately filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.The nonprofit Center for American Liberty, which has filed several lawsuits over church restrictions, said the guidelines don’t go far enough.Newsom “lacks authority to dictate to California’s faithful, how they may worship,” said Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco lawyer and the group’s CEO. “Let people who wish to worship safely and together, do so.”For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. As of Monday, California had at least 94,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19, more than 3,000 hospitalizations and 3,795 deaths.The state is still seeing troubling COVID-19 flare-ups. More than 150 employees at a Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon, an industrial city south of Los Angeles, contracted the coronavirus. Imperial County, across the border from Mexico, has seen a surge. Two inmates from the California Institution for Men in San Bernardino County died Sunday from what appear to be complications related to COVID-19.___This story corrects the spelling of Pentecost.___Stefanie Dazio in Los Angeles contributed to this report.Tags :churchcoronaviruscovidLos Angelesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLocal helpers unite to assist seniorsLock your cars! 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Four Leader programme projects announced for Donegal

first_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Four major projects have been announced for Donegal under the Leader programme, including key tourism developments in Dunlewey and Arranmore Island.Donal Kavanagh has more:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/donleader.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Four Leader programme projects announced for Donegal WhatsApp Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleDiscussions ongoing about making quarantine mandatoryNext articleReducing social distancing could quadruple transmission – McConkey News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 24, 2020 Google+ Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

UPDATE: Coastal Airways runs off runway at Canefield

first_imgLocalNews UPDATE: Coastal Airways runs off runway at Canefield by: – February 27, 2014 Coastal Airways aircraft after running off Canefiel Airport runway (photo credit Ronald Abraham Jr)A Coastal Airways aircraft ran off the runway at the Canefield Airport just about 10:40AM on Thursday.The incident, which was confirmed to Dominica Vibes by Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority, Benoit Bardouille resulted in no injuries however a wing of the aircraft was reported damaged.Mr and Mrs. Stanford and Rosa Xavier, passengers on board Costal Air.Coastal Air departed St. Croix approximately 9:15 am and arrived in Dominica about 10:40. The plane which landed safely ran off the runway and into the Airport’s fencing with all the nine passengers and one pilot on board.No one was injured during the accident. Antoine Baptiste a passenger of the plane gave his account of the event.“The pilot landed good, but when he came to stop he said that he can’t stop. When he saw that he was coming to the end of the runway he swung the plane back and it touched the fence post and stopped”.Antoine, who was sitting at the front of the aircraft, said “nothing much was going through my mind I was only concerned about a cargo ship container which was at the back of the fence and I thought if we collide with it we might be in some trouble”.Selma Luke, another passenger on the plane also described the flight.“We had a very good flight, when we arrived in Dominica I started clapping, we landed very well but afterwards I heard somebody said the plane cannot stop, I just look and the plane was in the bush. It didn’t bother me, I’m a Christian,” she said. Stanford Xavier and his wife Rosa described the incident as “an experience of their life” and noted that it may have a negative impact on future travel for them. Airport officials have not issued a statement on Thursday’s accident. (Photo credit: Brent Williams)Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 1168 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Wilson takes JPGA crown

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The reward for the 31-year-old Hawaii native, whose only previous victory came in the Aiful Cup in July last year, is a five-year exemption in addition to the 22 million yen winner’s check that lifted him to third place in this year’s money list.Wilson said the five-year exemption on the Japanese tour will help him take another shot at obtaining a U.S. PGA Tour card — probably this year — after coming up short seven times in the past.On Sunday, Wilson played safely as he took the turn after an even-par 36 on the front nine, but the three-putted twice — his first three putts of the week — to bogey the 10th and 13th.With the title all but guaranteed, he carded another bogey on the final hole, but sealed the wire-to-wire victory as the only player to score a sub-par total on the tough, hilly 7,002-yard layout.Hideki Kase had the lowest round of the day with a 67 and moved into second place at 1-over 285, followed by Taiwan’s Hsieh Chin-sheng another stroke behind after a final-round 71.Last year’s runner-up Satoshi Higashi shot a 73 and finished fourth at 288, one stroke ahead of Eduardo Herrera of Colombia, who had a 69. Leading money earner Shingo Katayama settled for a tie for 18th at 9-over 293. Shiotani takes VernalAMAGI, Fukuoka Pref.(Kyodo) Veteran Ikuyo Shiotani kept her cool to win the Vernal Ladies golf tournament at the Fukuoka Century Golf Club on Sunday, beating Mineko Nasu at the second extra hole to secure his first victory in four years.Shiotani carded three birdies against just one bogey over the 6,516-yard, par-72 layout in Fukuoka Prefecture to finish the regulation 54 holes even with overnight leader Nasu at even-par 216.In the playoff, par on the 533-yard, par-5 18th hole was good enough to seal the win for Shiotani after Nasu could only manage a double-bogey. “Mineko was playing the better golf and I knew I had to keep at it until the end and fortunately I was able to do so” said Shiotani, who won the Japan LPGA’s overall money title in 1992 and 1995.It was the 18th career victory for the Nagoya native but her first since the 1997 Suntory Ladies.South Korea’s Lee Ji Hee had the best round of the day with a 68, moving into a share of third place with Fuki Kido and Taiwan’s Cheng Mei-chi. Defending champion Yuri Fudo, saw her hopes of a repeat victory fall away with a bogey and a double-bogey on the front nine, ending with a disappointing 75 and a tie for 10th. center_img MAEBARU, Fukuoka – Dean Wilson took full advantage of his eight-shot lead at the start of the final round Sunday, coasting to a four-stroke victory in the Japan PGA Championship for his first major title on the Japanese tour.Wilson had a final-round 74 on his way to a 3-under-par 281 total at the par-71 Queen’s Hill Golf Club in Fukuoka Prefecture to become only the sixth foreign winner in the tournament’s 76-year history.last_img read more

Civil lawsuit begins over 2004 Pelee Island plane crash that killed 10

first_imgAlso killed were the pilot, Wayne Price of Richmond Hill, and his fiancee Jamie Levine of Los Angeles.An investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada determined that the pilot Price was under stress and sleep-deprived when he decided to take off in a plane that was overloaded with a number of husky men, hunting dogs and luggage and “contaminated” with ice.The plane, 576 kilograms over the maximum allowable takeoff weight, took off at 4:40 p.m. for the short flight to Windsor Airport. It crashed into the ice of Lake Erie a few minutes later.In 2014, on the crash’s 10th anniversary, Ronald Spencler’s widow, Diane Spencler, spoke with Postmedia about the tragic crash and its aftermath.“Each year on the anniversary of that sad event, I silently acknowledge my husband Ron and the tremendous loss my son and I have suffered,” Spencler said.“I have moved forward with my life since that unfortunate time, but I haven’t forgotten the impact his passing had on us as a family.” The eight passengers killed, along with the pilot and his fiancee, in a January 2004 plane crash off Pelee Island. A jury in a civil trial is expected to start hearing evidence next week about a 2004 plane crash off Pelee Island that killed 10 people in one of the worst air disasters in Southwestern Ontario history.The family of Bob Brisco, one of the victims, filed the civil lawsuit against Georgian Express Ltd.There are also multiple individuals named as defendants in the lawsuit as well as the Owen Sound Transportation Company Ltd.A six-person jury, with two alternates, was selected Tuesday at the Chatham courthouse. Jurors are expected to begin hearing evidence Monday, with the trial expected to last 2 1/2 weeks.A court official declined Tuesday to provide Postmedia News with the statement of claim filed by Brisco’s family, saying its release could potentially bias jury members before evidence is presented in the civil trial. The same official also cited pre-trial motions presently being argued as another reason for not releasing the document.Brisco, 46, was with friends on a hunting trip with four other men from the Kingsville area when the Cessna Caravan crashed Jan. 17, 2004.Ronald Spencler, 53, and Walter Sadowski, 48, both of Windsor; Fred Freitas, 38, and Larry Janik, 48, of Kingsville; Brisco, 46, and brothers Ted Reeve, 53, and Tom Reeve, 49, of Chatham; and Dr. Jim Allen, 51, of Mitchell’s Bay were also aboard Georgian Express Flight 126.last_img read more

Liberty Tree Tavern: An All-American Favorite

first_imgShare This!Table service restaurants in Magic Kingdom can be wildly inconsistent in terms of quality–many people describe the “not quite as good as Olive Garden” standard of Tony’s Town Square, but many people delight in the food at Be Our Guest (while choking down the price tag). Although Crystal Palace is an all-you-can-eat buffet, you do pay a premium for the character part of the meal. Factoring in a desire for good food, good quality, and a reasonable price point (especially for all you can eat), it is easy to see why Liberty Tree Tavern is a family favorite. (And that’s without mentioning ooey gooey toffee cake!)Liberty Tree Tavern is located, no surprise, in Liberty Square. To keep with the theme of the area and the restaurant, it is located in what looks like a colonial-style tavern. Reservations are recommended–even on the relatively quiet weekday that we visited, they were turning people away before noon due to no availability. Once you get inside, there is a small waiting area with seating, and a kids’ table off to the side with an oversized game of checkers and some coloring sheets. One neat aspect of the restaurant is that they ask you where you are from, and call out your name with the colony (if you’re part of the original 13) or territory/country (for everyone else) when it is time to be seated. At that point, they encourage everyone to applaud. I’ve been in there when the place is packed, and it can be a lot of fun. When it’s mostly empty, it feels a little awkward. (Self-conscious introverts, unite in your own personal bubbles of safety.)Another aspect to note is that the dining rooms are in elevated areas from the entrance, so there are stairs to climb to get to your table. For those who need assistance, a small wheelchair lift is available.Each of the dining rooms has a colonial persona theme. For our visit, we were seated in the Ben Franklin room, complete with portrait, fire department helmet, and printing press.For lunch, Liberty Tree Tavern offers two sections to the menu. The first is the a la carte section, which has a modest assortment of foods. Truth told, I’d skip most of these entrees–you’re better served by getting the pot roast as part of the platter (more on that in a moment), and for the fish and chips, just go across the way to Columbia Harbour House to save some money. The only two items that might be of appeal, especially if you’re trying to go vegetarian, are the Colony Salad (which I’ve had and do enjoy for a lighter meal) and the Freedom Pasta (which can be made as a vegetarian dish).Realistically, the best option on the menu, and what people really go to this place for, is the all-you-can-eat family-style platter. This is a general crowd pleaser for your meat and potatoes crew, and for people who want something akin to a home-cooked meal while they are on vacation. My daughter was considering ordering either the turkey or the mac ‘n’ cheese from the kids’ menu, but for a bit more, she got both of those, plus salad and dessert. When the serving was brought out, it looked like enough for two adults, so if you’ve got a big eater in the kids’ price range, this can be a very cost-effective meal.The meal is brought out in three courses. The first course is the house salad, which contains a lettuce mix, onions tomatoes, and cucumbers. Because my daughter doesn’t like sauces, I asked for the dressing on the side, and I was very glad that I did. The house dressing is a “colonial dressing”, which ends up being painfully sweet and slightly tangy. I enjoyed putting a small amount of dressing on my salad, but anything more than a drizzle would have been too sweet for my tastes. The salad itself was crisp and fresh, and a great way to start the meal.Also brought out with the meal were rolls with butter. Yes, I know this is a way to get you to fill up with bread so you don’t eat more of the higher-cost items in the platter, but the rolls were very good.The next course that was brought out was the platter itself, with a plate of meats and several bowls of side dishes. On the main platter (clockwise from upper left) was sliced turkey, cranberry-orange sauce, roast pork, and pot roast, with dressing in the center. By far, our favorite was the turkey, which was moist and flavorful. The pot roast was also very tender, but didn’t have the “pot roast flavor” (the taste of roasted vegetables) unless you scooped some of the sauce from underneath. The roast pork was quite tasty, but was impossible to pry apart with the provided tongs. I finally was able to break it apart and get some onto my plate, but it was a challenge. The cranberry-orange sauce wasn’t my favorite–I prefer the tart taste of regular ol’ cranberries. Between that and the salad dressing, I have to think they were trying to numb my tastebuds to sugar so I could survive dessert. And, there was dressing. If you like Stove Top Stuffing, this is your thing. If you’re looking for something better, just skip it.Also brought onto the table was mac ‘n’ cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy (on the side). At one time Liberty Tree Tavern was sponsored by Stouffer’s, and I’m wondering if they have dropped the sponsorship. The mac ‘n’ cheese was certainly my idea of house-made (as advertised), because in my house we often make the box of Kraft Deluxe Mac ‘n’ Cheese, which is what this tasted like. If you’re looking for lots of cheese to dip that bread into, you won’t find it here. But it’s not bad mac ‘n’ cheese–and it works for the comfort food vibe. But if you’re watching your carbs (and I can’t believe I’m saying this), skip the mac ‘n’ cheese and pile on the mashed potatoes. I’ve severely cut back my potato consumption this year, and so I planned to only try a forkful of the mashed potatoes. That was the plan–until I tried them. No instant potatoes here, and the flavor and texture was just right. Even though there’s bits of potato skin in it, which made my daughter want to skip it altogether, she gave the flavor her seal of approval. With the turkey gravy on top–delish! Call me shocked that the turkey and potatoes, items that more often than not are the blandest foods around, were the highlight of the meal.The seasonal vegetables were fresh green beans. Overall, they were okay (fresh instead of frozen and cooked al dente), but Disney food execs…can I talk to you for just a moment? Please stop putting black pepper on all of your vegetables. If people want pepper on their vegetables, that’s why there’s a pepper shaker next to the salt shaker on the table (or, for added service, have your servers come out and offer fresh-cracked pepper tableside). It didn’t improve the flavor of the green beans, and the little flecks all over the beans meant that several kids in the dining room wouldn’t try them. Thanks!There is no doubt that this restaurant saves the best for last. The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake may be one of the finest desserts in Magic Kingdom. (Take that, Grey Stuff!) First, the presentation is adorable–it comes in a small frying pan serving dish. The dish itself is not heated, however, making it safe to put on the table near kids and adults who will be reaching for it right away and making the ice cream melt slower. At the bottom of the “cake” is basically something akin to a thick slice of toffee-chip cookie. Then you smother that in an unholy amount of vanilla ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and a hearty dose of Heath bar-like topping. It’s sticky, it’s rich, and it is the epitome of comfort food dessert. This dessert doesn’t disappoint. I’ve known people to get a reservation late in the evening just to order it. Yes, it’s that good.Overall, Liberty Tree Tavern provides a solid meal at a reasonable price for all-you-can eat. There’s more hits than misses on the platter of foods, and there is something for just about everyone. Discounts (DVC, AP, Tables in Wonderland) are available, and reservations are recommended.Have you eaten at Liberty Tree Tavern? Do you dream of Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake? Let us know your views in the comments.last_img read more

De Sanctis: ‘No Roma alibis’

first_imgRoma team manager Morgan De Sanctis stood up for Nicolò Zaniolo and urged them not to use the injury crisis as an “alibi.” The Europa League game with Borussia Monchengladbach kicks off at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. Gianluca Mancini seems to be moved into midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but the Giallorossi are keeping their cards close to their chest. “We’ll see what happens…” smiled team manager De Sanctis on Sky Sport Italia. “We don’t want to focus on the difficulties, as that would be like looking for alibis. It remains an ambitious project, we are a little behind in terms of results, but we knew it would take time to work together and we’ll take the season before evaluating the situation.” Alessio Riccardi is on the bench today and could make an appearance during the injury crisis. “Riccardi is probably the clearest talent in the Roma academy. He has been under the spotlight for a while already, but remains 18 years of age and we are monitoring him carefully. The club and coach Paulo Fonseca consider him highly and he is moving gradually into the first team.” Fabio Capello caused controversy last night on Sky Sport Italia when suggesting Inter striker Sebastiano Esposito should not follow the example set by Zaniolo, a comment that infuriated the player’s mother. “Zaniolo has always delivered and for a year now has been a protagonist in the squad. He has always done what was asked of him, both on the field and off, while we renewed his contract. “With all due respect to Mr Capello, who made football history also with Roma, it was a real slip-up. We are receiving so much from Nicolò and there was no need to consider him outside of the rules or the profession.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Movie review: Khwaabb is quite off the mark

first_imgKhwaabbCast: Navdip Singh, Simer Motiani, Bajrangbali Singh, Rishi Miglani, Nafisa AliDirector: Zaid Ali KhanRating: A poster of the movie Khwaabb.The film promises to tell the story of an athlete’s dreams, struggles, and determination but after seeing the film you can’t help but feel a little disappointed mostly because of the film’s weak storyline. There’s hardly anything worth mentioning here.Sanjay and Kiran belong to the same village. And Sanjay has developed quite a liking for Kiran. While Kiran is an ace swimmer, Sanjay does nothing and knows no better. Only he can run pretty fast. So far he’s been living a life dealing with his alcoholic father’s beatings. And no sooner than you can spell your own name, the head of sports academy, Ram Prasad Lakshman spots the talented two, and brings them back to his academy.Kiran makes the most of this opportunity and works hard on her talent, while Sanjay only has eyes for her and not on the track or field. And so he doesn’t even approve of Kiran’s friendship with a boy called Samir. Soon enough Kiran and Sanjay end up dealing with issues at the academy that make them realise that their dream is the only thing they’ve got. But they’ve yet to deal with something as serious as a dope test. And whether they’ll be able to clear the dope test and realise their dreams is exactly what the film tries to focus on.The film fails at dealing with the small details that make the big picture. There’s nothing on the charm of sports, nor any in-depth look at the lives of athletes. Everything looks a bit superficial.advertisementThe acting, too, isn’t compelling enough, and hardly does much to compensate for the lack of a good story. All in all, the movie fails to impress and barely even manages to make it to the ‘average’ slot.last_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State falls to Northwestern 6850 in worst shooting performance

Midway through the second half, the offenses began to heat up. Ohio State and Northwestern exchanged baskets between a pair of layups by sophomore forward Kyle Young and a 3 by senior guard C.J. Jackson to bring the game to 43-35 in favor of the Wildcats.Young had to leave the game at the end of the first half after aggravating a knee injury, but he returned to finish with seven points and four rebounds in 26 minutes of play.The Wildcats relied on their two leading scorers down the stretch. Redshirt senior forward Vic Law and senior center Dererk Pardon led the way for Northwestern with 10 and 20 points, respectively, also combining for 19 rebounds.Pardon scored 18 of his points in the second half.Ohio State will finish the regular season against No. 21 Wisconsin at home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young (25) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the game against Northwestern on Feb. 20. Ohio State won 63-49. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State had a rollercoaster of a recent stretch coming into tonight.Eight days ago, the Buckeyes had their biggest win of the season: a 20-point victory against then-No. 22 Iowa. Four days later, and Ohio State had its most emphatic defeat with a 86-51 demolition to then-No. 14 Purdue.The difference: an indefinite suspension to sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, the Buckeyes’ leading scorer and rebounder.Against Northwestern, Wesson sat out again. Against Northwestern, Ohio State (18-12, 8-11 Big Ten) lost again, falling to the Wildcats (13-17, 4-15 Big Ten) 68-50. It was Northwestern’s first win against the Buckeyes at home since Feb. 18, 2009. After an abysmal start for Ohio State offensively, the Buckeyes brought the game to within five in the second half following a 3 by freshman guard Duane Washington.But Northwestern remained in control from there, going on a 10-0 run after the Washington 3 on the way to securing its first win in its past 11 games.The Buckeyes shot 26.6 percent overall on the night, their worst shooting percentage in any game since shooting 26.2 percent from the field against Michigan State in 2012. The loss to the Wildcats is Ohio State’s second game shooting less than 30 percent from the field in the past 10 seasons.It took 14 attempts and 8:51 for Ohio State to make its first field goal of the game, and the Buckeyes never got much hotter from there.Other than redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods, who hit 2-of-5 from the field, Ohio State made 8.6 percent of shot attempts in the first half, making 1-of-12 from 3. Woods finished as Ohio State’s leading scorer with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting.Northwestern did not take advantage of the Buckeyes’ poor shooting, hitting 39.3 percent of its shots and taking only an 11-point lead into halftime. The Wildcats also had 11 first-half fouls, giving Ohio State eight makes in 12 tries from the foul line. Junior guard Andre Wesson struggled mightily in the game, missing all eight attempts from the field, finishing with two points on a pair of free throws. read more

Gylfi makes Iceland proud

first_imgFormer Bolton Wanderers defender Gretar Steinsson says Gylfi Sigurdsson was the “leader” of the Iceland national team whose performances at this summer’s World Cup filled the Scandinavian country with pride.Steinsson continued by insisting it would be remiss to overlook Sigurdsson’s selfless attitude when he plays for his country today.“Gylfi, in my opinion, is the leader of the group,” Steinsson told evertonfc.com.“He is the biggest footballer in Iceland. But what is underestimated, is what he sacrifices for the good of the team: for the group dynamics and how the team is set up.“He can play as one of two up front, in the hole behind the striker, which I think is his best position, from the left, or in a midfield two.“He just does the job. And he does it with extreme professionalism.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“His qualities are more on display in the Premier League. For Iceland, he will play wherever he needs to and bring others into the game.“I would personally want to see him higher up the pitch but we have a lot of players who can do that. With him being behind them, he can make them better and, in turn, the whole team better.“Then he has his set pieces, his runs into the box and, when he has the opportunity, he can pull the trigger at the edge of the area.“Gylfi sacrificing himself and understanding what is needed for that football team to function at its best and allowing the team to shine ahead of himself – and he is the star – is very rarely spoken about.”last_img read more