×RIDE THE WAVE – On Aug. 18 at White Eagle Hall, Jersey City Theater Center presents JC Wave Fest, a music and performance festival celebrating community, the arts, and creativity. Not only are well-known artists such as Shayfer James, Kelly Saint Patrick, and Sylvana Joyce featured performers, but JC Wave Fest also presents the White Eagle Hall premieres of After School Activities and Spaghetti Sessions – “underground” musical collectives that have garnered followings for their memorable evenings of original, provocative music – written and performed by a very local mix of newcomers, rising stars, and scene veterans. Pictured here JC Wave Fest performers (from left) Frank Ippolito, Alex Pergament, Kelly Saint Patrick, Sylvana Joyce, and Tiphanie Doucet (with guitar). Photograph by Bang Chau. JC man charged in death of 23-month-old childAndrew Howard-French, 28, of Jersey City, has been charged with the murder of a 23-month-old child he was supposed to babysitting, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.On Tuesday, July 17 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Jersey City police were dispatched to 115 Van Wagenen Ave. in Jersey City on a report of a child with life-threatening injuries. The child, later identified as Bryce Sparrow of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center and pronounced dead at approximately 3:45 p.m.On July 25, following an investigation, members of the Homicide Unit arrested Howard-French without incident at the prosecutor’s office.The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has declared the cause of death to be multiple bluntforce injuries and the manner of death to be homicide.The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor at (201) 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.County tax board certifies Jersey City tax rateFor the fifth year in a row, Jersey City residents will receive a tax bill with no municipal tax rate increase, which became official on July 27 as the Hudson County Tax Board certified the city’s 2018 rate. The new rate, $1.48 (per $100 of assessed value) is lower than the initial rate that had been sent to residents earlier this year in a letter from Appraisal Systems. The official rate comes in below the $1.62 estimate.Residents will receive their tax bills in the mail in approximately 4 weeks. While the deadline for payment of Aug. 1 is not permitted to change per state statute, there will be a no-late-charge grace period of 25 days after the mail date of the bills.Property owners pay taxes to the municipality, the county, and the local school system. The county and school tax rates have not been finalized. JC Library announces August eventsIn addition to its usual array of interactive workshops, classes, films, and social opportunities for children, young adults, families, adults, and seniors, the Jersey City Free Public Library has several new offerings in August.The library summer reading program will conclude at its various branches (Five Corners, Greenville, Heights, Marion, Pavonia and West Bergen) and will include closing ceremonies.TechGirlz Workshop will be held at Miller Branch on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. This is for children 7 to 12 to learn how to create computer graphics and animated objects using Python.The library Indian Culture Film Series continues at Five Corners, with a selection of films celebrating Indian independence on Saturdays at 1 p.m.Meditation for Relaxation will be held at Five Corners Branch on Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. and the Heights Branch on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.Vigil leaves municipal government; Cialone to become director of HEDCDeputy Mayor Marcos Vigil has resigned as deputy mayor and as director of the Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce (HECD). His last day will be Aug. 10. He will be replaced at HEDC by city planning director, Annisia Cialone.“Marcos has provided Jersey City with exceptional leadership during the past few years, both as deputy mayor and as director of HEDC,” said Mayor Steven Fulop.Vigil has served deputy mayor for over three years. In January, he became director of HEDC. He has represented the city as a member of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Legislative Committee and as the Mayor’s Alternate Trustee for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Ribbon cut on first low-cost spay & neuter mobile vanExchange Physical Therapy Group, as well as company owner Jaclyn Fulop, and Liberty Humane Society, cut the ribbon earlier in July for Jersey City’s first low-cost spay/neuter mobile van during a ceremony at the animal shelter at 235 Jersey City Blvd.The mobile van was purchased and its services made possible after a fundraising drive organized by Exchange Physical Therapy Group and Jaclyn Fulop, raising over $125,000 for the non-profit animal shelter.In New Jersey there are very few subsidies for spay/neuter. Some towns enter into contracts with providers to pay for residents to access discounted services, but they are not very common and still can be too expensive for the pet owner, and in most cases, the town picks up the bulk of the cost. Liberty Humane in partnership with EPTG has developed a program to raise the funds to cover the low-cost spay and neuter program entirely, similar to non-profits in New York City.Due to current capacity and resources, the program is designed initially for large dogs (40+ pounds) and outdoor cats in colonies of 10 or fewer whose owners/caretakers reside in the contracted service areas of Jersey City and Hoboken. Eligible pet owners would pay $10 to spay or neuter their dog or cat.For more information, please contact Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director, Liberty Humane Society at (201) 748.9561 or [email protected] announces August concertsThe next Wednesday night concerts set for Summer Concerts on the Hudson at Lincoln Harbor Park in Weehawken will be Ranky Tanky, on Aug. 8, and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, on Aug. 15. Both shows start at 7 p.m.From Charleston, S.C., Ranky Tanky released its first CD in October 2017 and by December, Ranky Tanky had been profiled on NPR’s nationally syndicated radio show, “Fresh Air,” with Terry Gross. The album then soared to the No. 1 position on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts. This group performs Gullah music from the Georgia and Carolina Sea Islands with jazz inspiration and a New Orleans twist.For nearly two decades, the Catskill Mountains hid singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe, until one day she said goodbye to her hometown and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. The group has performed more than 700 shows and made their national TV debut on NBC’s “Today Show.” They’ve released three full-length studio albums, including their most recent, the acclaimed “The Weather Below.”These free concerts will take place at Lincoln Harbor Park, located just north of the Chart House restaurant directly on the west bank of the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey. Free parking is available and public transportation, including NJ Transit bus 158 from the Port Authority and Light Rail, will bring concertgoers to Lincoln Harbor. Please use 1700 Harbor Boulevard for GPS directions.For more information including the full summer concert schedule, directions, updates, and rain date info, please check the HRPAC website, www.hrpac.org, or call the concert info line at (201) 716-4540.Christ Hospital to host seminar on managing heart or lung diseaseChrist Hospital will hold a free seminar about dealing with heart or lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m.Attendees will hear from medical experts in the heart, lung, and nutrition fields about how to better manage congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The event will include hands-on demonstrations and a question-and-answer period.A free, special heart-healthy lunch will be provided.Those interested in attending should preregister by emailing [email protected] by Aug. 9.Anyone seeking additional information may call Aleman at (201) 341-1310.The seminar will be held at Christ Hospital,176 Palisade Ave., in Staff Rooms A and B.‘Legends’ nominations soughtThe Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will host Legends 11 on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Liberty Science Center. Legends have been dedicated individuals committed to the county cultural, social, non-profit, and business landscape. Each has been distinguished himself/herself as a pillar of the community who had served with longstanding integrity, service, and honor.Chamber members can nominate individuals for the Corporate Citizenship, Public Service, Iconic Leadership and the Daryl Harrison Rand Leadership Awards. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 17. Nominees who are chamber members in good standing are strongly preferred.Nominations can be sent to [email protected] All nominations received by close of business on Friday, Aug. 17 will be reviewed by the committee. The final 2018 honorees who embody the qualities that have become the standard for a Legend of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will be announced in September.NJCU Foundation board announces new officersThe New Jersey City University Foundation Board of Directors has elected four executive officers. The officers are business executives from a variety of private-sector and non-profit backgrounds.Peter Hernandez, senior vice president of accounting at Wyndham Destinations, has been elected chair, replacing Luke Visconti, CEO and founder of DiversityInc, who led the board since 2013 and served as a member since 2006.Paul Silverman, co-founder and principal of Silverman Building and chairman of the New Jersey Beer Company, has been elected vice chair.Edward O’Connor, managing director and head of Workplace Wealth and Retirement Plans at Morgan Stanley, has been elected treasurer.Judith Wodynski, a former director of Alumni Affairs at Jersey City State College/New Jersey City University, will become board secretary. She is currently a travel agent at Swain’s Travel in Nantucket, Mass. Deadline is Sept. 7 for Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth ScholarshipSept. 7 is the deadline for Kennedy Dancers afterschool scholarships for students ages 13-18 years old. This scholarship provides unlimited dance classes at no cost for up to two years.All applicants must provide proof of residency in the following places: Jersey City, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, Weehawken, West New York, and Secaucus. Applicants must also provide a complete ICY intake form, proof of identification (parent and student) and proof of income.Those accepted must purchase a “Dance Essentials” package ($100): Kennedy Dancers shorts, one pair of tan tights, one pair of pink tights, one dance skirt, and one pair of tan jazz shoes. They must also go through a scheduled dance evaluation appointment to determine their skill level.For more information go to http://www.kennedydancers.org/.JC teen convicted in Hoboken Housing Authority fatal shooting19-year-old Keyshawn Wiggins of Jersey City was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Hoboken resident Adrian Rivera.Rivera, who was 18 years old at the time of his death, was shot and killed on Jan. 24, 2017 in his home in the Hoboken Housing Authority in an armed home robbery.Police later found over three pounds of marijuana and over $13,000 in his apartment, said Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez in February 2017.Jersey City residents and codefendants Khalif Geiger, age 21, and Douglas Dixon, who was 17 at the time, both pleaded guilty to first degree armed robbery and will be sentenced on Sept. 6.Saint Dominic Academy senior named Scholastic All-AmericanSaint Dominic Academy senior Danielle Prekop of Jersey City has been named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team for 2017-2018. Prekop is a member of the SDA Aqua Devils and currently holds four individual (Hudson) county records. She also swims for the Scarlet Aquatic Club in Jersey City. In the 2017 winter season, Prekop was ranked by USA Swimming as 1st in New Jersey and 17th in the United States in the 200 Meter and 1st in New Jersey and 22nd in the United States in the 400 Meter. She is currently ranked in the Top 5 in New Jersey in four events and in the top 10 in three others. She competes in Sectional meets around the country as well as state championships where she has won or finaled in multiple events.Got good news about students in your area? Email [email protected] and put your town in the subject head. Attach one .jpg photo. Valentin resigns from Jersey City school boardIn a July 20 letter, Trustee Angel L. Valentin announced he will resign from the Jersey City Board of Education effective Aug. 1, “due to ongoing health issues.”The board is expected to name a replacement at a special meeting on July 31. A special election to fill the one-year remaining in Valentin’s term will be held in November. Candidates must file for this seat as well as any other seats in contention by July 30 at 4 p.m.Valentin, a certified social worker, has worked in the Jersey City Employment Training Program, Catholic Community Services, the YWCA of Hudson County, and other organizations. He was elected to the board in 2016. He had previously served on the board from 2002 to 2014.“It has been a pleasure serving the school children of Jersey City Public Schools and with my fellow colleagues as we navigated both the good times and the more challenging ones,” he said in his letter of resignation. “Due to ongoing health issues and attending weekly physical therapy rehabilitation program, it is in the best interest that I step down and allow another citizen to provide a quality service to our children. As I evaluated this school year as a board member I have not been productive as I wanted to be. Another factor is that I will be relocating at the end of the year and this will give the board time to appoint someone.” RIDE THE WAVE – On Aug. 18 at White Eagle Hall, Jersey City Theater Center presents JC Wave Fest, a music and performance festival celebrating community, the arts, and creativity. Not only are well-known artists such as Shayfer James, Kelly Saint Patrick, and Sylvana Joyce featured performers, but JC Wave Fest also presents the White Eagle Hall premieres of After School Activities and Spaghetti Sessions – “underground” musical collectives that have garnered followings for their memorable evenings of original, provocative music – written and performed by a very local mix of newcomers, rising stars, and scene veterans. Pictured here JC Wave Fest performers (from left) Frank Ippolito, Alex Pergament, Kelly Saint Patrick, Sylvana Joyce, and Tiphanie Doucet (with guitar). Photograph by Bang Chau.
Tags: top Cranes players celebrate a goal against Rwanda. Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba made sure that a fourth consecutive CHAN tournament appearance is very much on the cards as they guided Cranes to their first competitive match victory.Uganda Cranes thrashed Amavubi Stars of Rwanda 3-0 in the first leg of the CHAN 2018 round two qualifiers at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende courtesy of a brace from Muzamir Mutyaba.Rwanda had approached the game with confidence after ejecting Tanzania and doing well in their build up matches and arrived in Entebbe hoping to upset the odds in the derby.But if Antoine Hey thought Uganda Cranes would be a limping duck in their first game since Milutin Micho Sredojevic abandoned the steady sail of the ship for a luxury cruiser the Rwandan tactician was in for a rude wake reminder of what the Cranes team currently is made of.That Hey had to get the wake up more just inside 15 minutes was enough evidence of what the confident Cranes can do on their day.Derrick Nsibambi was already proving more of headache than a migraine to the Amavubi rearguard so when he made another darting run into the area, a foul was only begging the referee didn’t hesitate to point to the spot.Muzamir, who was having a joy game, made sure of his mark with a perfectly executed shot from the spot.Hey’s plans appear to have been rendered useless from then on as the Amavubi struggled to cope with the Cranes.The visitors’ task was made harder when Mutyaba made it 2-0 eleven minutes later finishing off superbly after a brilliant move involving several passes by his team mates, including Milton Kalisa and Nicholas Wadada.Dispite Uganda dominating in the first half, they were instead in the wrong side of the laws of the game with the trio of Savio Kabugo, captain Bernard Muwanga and goalkeeper Ismail Watenga all going into referee Pacifique Ndabihawenimana’s book.However, the bookings couldn’t dampen the desire as Nsibambi made sure of the win and points with a superb curling shot to make it 3-0 after a mazy interplay in the midfield six minutes into the second half.Uganda made three substitutes in the second half with Tom Matsiko, Muhammad Shaban and four goal hero (vs South Sudan) Paul Mucureezi all getting playing time.Rwanda will have to go all-out and attack in the second leg and hope they can score as many as they conceded at St Mary’s if they are to stand a chance of making it to the tournament proper in Kenya early next year.The second leg will be played in Kigali next Saturday 19. But chances of a comeback in Kigali are as their president Kagame losing to his political opponents in elections. The return leg could as well be a ceremonial affair, barring complacency.Uganda sofar at CHAN:South Sudan 0-0 UgandaUganda 5-0 South SudanUganda 3-0 UgandaUganda vs Rwanda-19th August 2017.Uganda Cranes XI: Ismael Watenga (G.K), Nico WakiroWadada, Isaac Muleme, Paul Musamali, Savio Kabugo, Bernard Muwanga(Captain), Milton Karisa, Moses Waiswa, Derrick Nsibambi, MuzamiruMutyaba, Shafiq KagimuRwanda XI: Marcel Nzarora (G.K), Djihad Bizimana, Aimable Rucogoza, Thierry Manzi,Aimable Nsabimana, Emmanuel Imanishimwe, Eric Iradukunda, OlivierNiyonzima, Yannick Mukunzi, Barnabe Mubumbyi, Dominique Savio NshutiComments
SAN JOSE — For most of the season, the Sharks have carried eight defensemen, going essentially with the same lineup on the blue line until Radim Simek bumped Joakim Ryan out of the mix on Dec. 2.Now, with the NHL’s most offensively-prolific team rolling into SAP Center Saturday night, the Sharks (22-13-7) are undergoing a major shakeup on the backend to absorb the loss of three defensemen who’ve suffered injuries this week.Jacob Middleton, 23, will make his NHL debut against the Tampa Bay …
The Cavaliers basically conceded the East’s top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest its starters in advance of the playoffs. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series.After allowing the Celtics to seize the early momentum in Game 4, the Cavs barely gave them the chance in Game 5.Led by its Big Three, Cleveland quickly built a 21-point lead in the first quarter, while getting lots of contributions from their teammates.Love continued to knock down shots from the outside, Irving sliced his way into the lane to the rim and James got free for several of his one-handed, tomahawk dunks.It was a very welcomed sight in Irving’s case, after he rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Cleveland’s Game 4 win. He showed no signs of lingering issues, though, beating several defenders off the dribble and handing out seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland’s 4-1 series’ win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise’s first championship.It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingREAD: LeBron James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorerAvery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LeBron James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The Cleveland Cavaliers pose with their trophy after winning Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics 135-102, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston. APBOSTON— LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila) to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series. The Cavs set an NBA record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ Meanwhile, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver all helped spread out Boston’s defenders by connecting on several wide-open scoring opportunities.Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland.The Celtics did their best to keep up, but the consistent outside shooting, bench scoring and defense they relied on to stun Cleveland in Game 3 wasn’t there Thursday night.TIP-INSCavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland’s 13 games this postseason. … Improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015. … The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for points in a quarter.Celtics: Injured point guard Isaiah Thomas led his teammates in a pregame huddle before they took the court for warmups. Thomas sat out the rest of the series after aggravating a hip injury in Game 2. … Held a pregame moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing. … Were whistled for 16 fouls in the first half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every gameby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes his players are constantly learning from each match.The Blues endured a rocky start to the season, but have since stabilised and shown a level of consistency that was missing from previous displays.Now they face off against Ajax in the Champions League group stages. “Yes, yes it is [a tight group],” said the Chelsea boss to reporters. “We got a good result in Lille which changes the face of it slightly. Now, these two games against Ajax are really big. They have been such a strong team, they’ve got points on the board and they will give us a problem.”In terms of the atmosphere in the stadium, they are going to be strong. The movement and the way they play football is going to be a big test for us. We go there relatively confident so let’s take on the challenge.”I think everything is an education in football. Today we were trying to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball a lot of the time. Lille was a big education for Champions League debuts for Tammy, Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James].”Another one with Ajax who are a top-level team who have managed to get to the semi-finals. They have good players who play a certain way. Off the ball, you have to be fully concentrated. In terms of what they can do to you, how they play, so yes, it is a big challenge.”Chelsea have three points from their first two matches, while Ajax are top of the group with six points.
Vine/Andy WittryMaryland struggled down the stretch this season, but played Big Ten favorite Michigan State very tough in today’s conference semifinal. With 0.8 seconds left, down 64-61, the Terps had a chance at a long Melo Trimble heave to tie the game, and on the play it appears that he may have been fouled by Michigan State’s Eron Harris while shooting. A call would have put Trimble, an 86-percent free throw shooter, on the line with a chance to tie the game, but the referees swallowed their whistles, giving Sparty the win.Was it the right call? You decide:Last shot by Maryland. Close call on if it’s a foul or not. Michigan St. wins and will play Purdue tomorrow https://t.co/lCScEB2jwb— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) March 12, 2016Twitter certainly doesn’t have a consensus.Don’t think that was a foul on Harris but WHY IS HE THERE???— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 12, 2016That was a foul on the last shot but #Terps had their chances.— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) March 12, 2016LOL Maryland got screwed on the last play. Clear foul.— Peyton Manning GOAT (@mranieri17) March 12, 2016Maryland didn’t deserve a foul at the end. They got too many of them the first 15 minutes of the 2nd half. So no, Terp fans can’t complain— Adam Ruff (@AdamMRuff) March 12, 2016Terps nation: dont complain about the “foul” at the end. Complain about the coach that doesn’t prepare our team or make any adjustments— DLee (@dmvDLEE) March 12, 2016At any other point in the game that’s a foul. Basketball is dumb— Alyssa Goins (@AlyssaGoins) March 12, 2016“I swear to god I didn’t see it” as CBS shows him losing it because it was clearly a foul— Anthony Valle (@Ant_Films) March 12, 2016That was probably a foul at the end of the Maryland-Michigan State game, but a referee is never going to call that.— Justin Howard (@JustinHoward44) March 12, 2016At the same time, if you’re stupid enough to contest a 3/4-length shot and make contact, you should probably be punished with a foul.— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) March 12, 2016“If that was a foul, I will tell you some other ones on our side that were fouls.” -Tom Izzo #goat #V4MSU #bigtentournament— Jerry VanDorpe (@JDVanDorpe) March 12, 2016That is 100 percent a foul.— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) March 12, 2016Calling a foul there would be very rough, but Harris can’t put himself in that position. Michigan State might’ve gotten a little lucky today.More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>
Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) speaks with head coach Chris Holtmann in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State men’s basketball (7-3, 2-0 Big Ten) returns from a four-day rest period at noon Saturday to host William and Mary (6-2). The Buckeyes had faced six teams over a 12-day stretch prior to the break, four of those games coming against opponents with winning records and one being against Wisconsin in Madison, that ended with a dramatic second-half, 71-62 victory against Michigan on Monday.Here is a rundown of what to expect in Ohio State’s matchup against William and Mary Saturday.Projected StartersWilliam and Mary:G — Matt Milon — Redshirt sophomore, 6-foot-5, 195 lbs., 15.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.8 apgG — Connor Burchfield — Senior, 6-foot-4, 180 lbs., 13.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apgG — David Cohn — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-2, 168 lbs., 10.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 7.1 apgF/G — Justin Pierce — Sophomore, 6-foot-7, 168 lbs., 14.4 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.4 apgF — Nathan Knight — Sophomore, 6-foot-10, 235 lbs., 20.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.9 apgOhio State:G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 13.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.8 apgG — Musa Jallow — Freshman, 6-foot-5, 200 lbs., 4.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 17.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.4 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 13.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.0 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 11.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.7 apgScouting William and MaryStatistically speaking, William and Mary is one of the better offenses Ohio State will face all season. The Tribe averages more than 86 points per game. It has done this by being extremely accurate shooting all season, ranking 19th in field-goal shooting percentage (50.8 percent) and second in 3-point shooting (47.3 percent).But what really has the Buckeyes nervous about the matchup has been the Tribe’s ability to shoot from 3-point range.Ohio State could barely keep up with Michigan in the first half of the game Monday, especially from beyond the arc. The Wolverine offense spread the Buckeye defense all over the court and opened up plenty of good looks from 3-point range. Michigan took advantage of those chances, shooting 7-for-16 in the first half. But Ohio State rallied in the second half to shut down Michigan’s ability to shoot the 3, holding them to just 1-for-12.Head coach Chris Holtmann said he hopes that second-half success against Michigan is able to carry over into a full game against William and Mary, but said he believes this is a better shooting team than the Wolverines.“They shoot it better than Michigan across the board,” Holtmann said. “They’ve got more prolific 3-point shooters than those [Michigan] guys. But they do have some similarities in how they play and certainly their ability to spread you out.”Four of the Tribe’s five starters have made at least 47.6 percent of 3-point shots this season, with the only exception being forward Nathan Knight. But Knight will provide his own challenges for the Buckeyes. The second-largest player on William and Mary’s roster in terms of both height and weight, Knight has been the catalyst for the Tribe’s offense this season. He is tied for 79th-most rebounds per game in the country with 8.6, and is tied at 43rd in points per game at 20.3. On the other end of the court, Knight has continued to be an oft-overwhelming force for he sits at No. 12 in the nation in blocked shots per game with 3.13.Joining Knight at the forward position is sophomore Justin Pierce. The power forward has also proven to be a prolific scorer with 14.4 points on the season, while shooting an effective 10-for-21 from beyond the arc. Pierce leads the team with 9.5 rebounds.Holtmann said that while his center Kaleb Wesson and forward Keita Bates-Diop will be charged with being the two primary defenders, the other three players on the court will also have to step up to provide coverage of the two Tribe forwards given William and Mary’s ability to spread the defense.“We’ve talked not just those two guys, but all of our guys about how we want to defend those,” Holtmann said. “[Knight’s] a really good athlete who can score in the low-post and score in the long-post as well. Then [Pierce] is what you’d expect with the kind of a spread-you-out four, type of a team . . . He’s a good athlete. He’s bouncy. He can make 3s that are really high clip.”The starting point guard for Ohio StateJunior guard C.J. Jackson began the season as Ohio State’s only true point guard, but did not start in either of the past two games for the Buckeyes against Wisconsin or Michigan. When asked after the game if Holtmann was trying to send a message, he stated emphatically that he was, and that turnovers were a big part of the reason he did not play. He is averaging 3.1 turnovers per game. Redshirt senior guard Kam Williams has started in his place in the lineup while senior forward Jae’Sean Tate has run the offense through the point.On Friday, Jackson and Holtmann talked about how beyond just the turnovers, Jackson needed to improve his communication and on-court leadership. However, coming off back-to-back games where Jackson came off the bench and racked up double-digit point totals, Holtmann said he “may start him” against William and Mary.“I think he knows that his minutes will be pretty consistent as long as he can continue to try to do what we’re asking him to do in terms of limiting his turnovers,” Holtmann said.
For United Arab Emirates icon Omar Abdulrahman, his team can still win the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they only tied 1-1 with Bahrain.The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain tied 1-1 in the opening match of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.The Emirati team has only won twice in the last ten matches, and this has worried the fans and press.“The team carries the hopes and dreams of all the people of the UAE and needs the efforts of all,” Abdulrahman told Sport 360.“We must all be keen to support and encourage players. Whatever the outcome, the championship is still long and the team still has a great chance of progressing further in this tournament.”Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.“The Whites led well but did not succeed in achieving the victory that was awaited by fans of UAE football against Bahrain,” he added.“Luck did not win in this confrontation, but I wish success to players in both of the next two games against India and Thailand.”“We need to support the Whites to the end, I have confidence in the ability of the team to reach the second round and continue the quest for the title,” he explained.“The public will support the players a lot, and raise their spirits to do their best, to achieve the desired results.”
In the face of substantial differences over a variety of issues in the House and Senate versions of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill, the lead staff for the congressional committees that produced the two measures said the bills aren’t as far apart as it may seem.“The objectives are the same, the intent is the same,” Chris Brose, staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday at an American Enterprise Institute event.One of the tougher issues that will need to be settled in conference is funding. While they both stick to the topline requested by the Obama administration for DOD’s base budget, the House adds $18 billion from the department’s overseas contingency operations account for base budget needs not requested by the Pentagon. That maneuver, though, would shortchange funding for overseas operations and force the next administration to request supplementary war funds before the end of April. As a result, the White House has threatened to veto the measure.Bob Simmons, staff director for House Senate Armed Services, defended the bill’s fiscal approach, pointing out that Democrats had used it in the past, reported Defense News.“We’re doing all these things to help the Department of Defense,” Simmons added. “If [the president is] going to veto it, he’s operating under false pretenses. We are taking care of the warfighter. We want to make sure those kids go into harm’s way with what they need.”The Senate version did not adopt the House framework, but Brose noted that SASC Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) also sought extra funds to pay for more equipment and higher force levels.“We have no disagreement over the need for this, and the challenge is how you deliver it with a topline both sides agree is inadequate,” Brose said.The Senate version also contains provisions that are opposed by the White House, including language that splits the position of undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics into two posts — an undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and the renamed undersecretary for management and support.The committee’s reforms continue last year’s approach, which placed more acquisition authority in the hands of the services, Brose said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR