Tressel Pryor is our quarterback

After one of the most devastating losses in recent memory, the Ohio State Buckeyes and their coaches begin to look for answers.OSU went to Purdue and was beaten convincingly, 26-18, by a Boilermakers team that had one win, and zero in the Big Ten Conference.“Obviously it was a tough one for us to go drop a game on the road in the conference, but that’s exactly what happened,” coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday during his weekly press conference.Mistakes and missed opportunities plagued OSU against Purdue. The most glaring problem from an offense that only mustered 18 points was the inconsistent play by quarterback Terrelle Pryor.Pryor’s day was highlighted by turnovers. He accounted for four of five on the day. He had two interceptions and three fumbles, two of which were lost to Purdue.The offensive struggles cannot be pinned on him alone, but if the offense is going to start being more consistent, it will have to start with Pryor, Tressel said.In the five wins for OSU this season, Pryor has a 9-5 touchdown to interception ratio and three rushing touchdowns. In the two losses, he has only one touchdown, three interceptions and two lost fumbles.For OSU’s offense to get out of its collective funk, Pryor will need to be more protective of the football, Tressel said.Tressel said that regardless of how ineffective Pryor has looked at times this season, the idea of replacing him with backup Joe Bauserman has never crossed his mind.Last year, quarterback Todd Boeckman was replaced after a forgettable outing against USC. Tressel doesn’t believe that this year’s struggles are comparable to those of last season.“We felt at the time last year that the best thing for the team in order to be successful was to make the decision that we did,” Tressel said. “I’m not sure that they’re comparable at all. They don’t feel to me as being similar situations.”With several questions still unanswered, the Buckeyes (5-2, 3-1) prepare for Homecoming against Minnesota (4-3, 2-2) at noon Saturday.Tressel striving for better preparationRecently, OSU has been known as a team that struggles to beat quality opponents. As bad as that may seem, the Buckeyes’ saving grace has been that they rarely, if ever, lose to inferior opponents.That wasn’t the case Saturday.“We didn’t do the things that you need to do to be successful,” Tressel said. “What we asked ourselves and our team to do was first and foremost … think about what is it that I could do better.”The letdown against Purdue started with the coaching staff not adequately preparing the Buckeyes for the challenge they would face.The Boilermakers are a much better team than their record indicates. Letdowns like the one Saturday occur when teams don’t give enough credit to their opponent, junior receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said.“I think we prepared the week like any other game,” he said. “When it came to game time, our focus just might not have been there. As a whole, we may have overlooked that a little bit.”If the Buckeyes weren’t ready mentally for a tough road game at Purdue, it falls back on the coach. In light of the tough loss, Tressel reflected on what he believes his role is in preparing his players.“I know from a coaching standpoint when young people decide to come to Ohio State, and we convince them that this is a great institution and so forth, that one of the things that we want to know for sure is what is it that you’re interested in doing individually, collectively as a team, obviously a million things outside of football, and then you go about trying to coach them, aid them, teach them and so forth in what it takes to accomplish that,” Tressel said.After the surprising loss to the Boilermakers, Tressel knows what he must do to better his team going forward in Big Ten play.“The first reflection that I have personally is that I’ve certainly got to do a better job of helping this group understand what it takes to do the things they would like to do,” he said. Injuries, youth, penalties hurt offensive lineLack of production by the offense doomed the Buckeyes on Saturday, and the lack of quality play by the offensive line is just another reason why.The line gave up five sacks against Purdue but also had five costly penalties that made sustaining drives difficult.Senior Jim Cordle went down during the USC game, and surgery has kept him from making an impact on the struggling line. Cordle could be ready this week.“We tried to get him into the game Saturday, and he just isn’t quite ready,” Tressel said. “It’s one thing being able to be able to go through a practice tempo, and it’s another thing to be able to do it on a Saturday. I like to think he’d be a lot healthier because we kind of took a step back with him. We didn’t leave him in so long that he got banged up.”Fellow veteran Andrew Miller has also been out, but Tressel believes it may finally be time for him to get back in the rotation.“Andrew has practiced a little bit, and I hope he can contribute,” Tressel said. “This will be an important week of practice to see if he can get some weight back on and get some strength back and so forth.” read more

Trippier praises support for England

first_imgEngland full-back Kieran Trippier has hailed the support the English international team are receiving from their supporters at the World Cup.Gareth Southgate’s men have accomplished something quite unexpected – they reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990, where they will be facing Croatia. If they were to win, they would be heading to the finals for the first time since 1966.Support for the team has been crazy, as ‘It’s coming home’ has become one of the trending hashtags the English have been using in the past few days.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It feels amazing. Growing up and watching England, to be a part of it with the lads…it is an amazing achievement form everyone here and we can’t wait to get going against Croatia,” Trippier said, according to SportsMole.“It gives you goosebumps just to see how happy they are with how we are doing. We just want to keep on improving, stick together as a team and give more moments like that, they are special moments.”last_img read more

Tuesday AM Update Swan Lake Fire – Delays Along Sterling Highway Continue

first_imgOriginal Post: Both lanes of traffic between Adkins Road (MP77) and the intersection of Resurrection Pass Trail at the Sterling Highway (MP53) remain halted (Monday, 11pm). Fire activity  from the Swan Lake Fire and the related smoke impacts are expected to continue for some time. This situation will last into Tuesday.Free camping in the City of Soldotna is available at Centennial and Swiftwater for stranded motorists. The rodeo grounds are available for individuals with livestock or other animals. There is a fire in your local area. Assist family members with special needs, arrange to move mobile property (boats, trailers, ATV), and prepare pets or livestock. Monitor social media, news and radio for information. 8:00am Update: The Sterling Highway is still closed and lines of traffic are getting long. According to the Borough Office of Emergency Management traffic is it’s backed up to mile 50.5 on the Cooper Landing end. Air Quality Report: Air quality monitors have been set up near the fire area. Data from monitors in Cooper Landing can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y3rsbkr5. The monitor in Sterling can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y5ens5fv. Lighter winds on Monday have allowed for aviation resources to be utilized again over the Swan Lake Fire, and will increase the team’s ability to build an effective strategy to address the fire’s new growth. The fire is now at an estimated 138,479 acres and remains at 20% containment. Updates will be posted as soon as they are made available.center_img A Type 1 incident management team, the Great Basin Team arrived Monday with approximately 100 personnel and transitioning operation of the fire from the Type 3 team. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享8:30 Update: From the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “Still no word on the opening of the highway.  We still have hope we will hear something by 9 am so stay tuned.  We are aware traffic is backing up so please be patient. If the road does open, it will be smoky so please use caution if you start moving.  Tune to KSRM Radio at 920 am or 105.3 FM for information.  They will be providing updates every 15 minutes.” Check for further information on www.kpboem.com or call the Borough Call Center at 907-262-INFO (4636) for updates. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Cooper Landing and the Sterling neighborhoods EAST of Feuding Lane and EAST of Adkins Road remain in a “READY” status as of Sunday due to increased fire activity within the north side of the Swan Lake Fire near Watson Lake. A READY evacuation alert is NOT a notice to leave. This alert means that you must be ready for potential evacuation.last_img read more

Toyota offers limited Supra camo wrapping paper for charity in the UK

first_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice 42 Photos 0 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Post a comment Car Culture Sports Carscenter_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Toyota Supra prototype looking trippy in camouflage Car camouflage is usually just a bunch of odd swirly patterns in black and white, but Toyota decided to buck the trend when it (kind of) showed off its forthcoming Supra sports car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  The Supra’s geometric, multicolored pattern was pretty popular with folks on the internet, and now, according to a report published on Saturday by Motor 1, you can buy it in wrapping paper form so you can tease your loved ones with promises of presents for years to come, just like Toyota!Seriously though, it’s cool wrapping paper. It’s super-limited edition, and it’s being sold for a good cause. The gift wrap is being sold in the UK to benefit the Crisis at Christmas charity which helps to support the homeless. There will be just 500 sheets made of the paper and rolls of four sheets of it are being sold for the equivalent of $6.29 through the Crowdfunder website.So, if you’re so inclined, you should buy a roll for a good cause and then don’t let your friends and family open their Christmas gifts until the Detroit Auto Show, just like the real Supra. They’ll love it, we promise. More From Roadshow Toyota Toyotalast_img read more

ACLU Says Authorities Didnt Follow Due Process With Rosa María Hernándezs Detention

first_img Share Photo by Dreamactivist.orgRosa María Hernández, an undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, was taken into custody by federal agents after emergency surgery at a Texas hospital.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) contends in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday in San Antonio that federal authorities didn’t follow due process during the detention of Rosa María Hernández, according to a senior staff attorney with the Texas chapter of the organization.Hernández is a 10 year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico who suffers from cerebral palsy.Immigration authorities detained her last week, while Hernandez was travelling to Corpus Christi to undergo for emergency gallbladder surgery.Hernández was taken into custody after the surgery and she is now staying at a shelter managed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and is facing deportation.ACLU’s Edgar Saldivar told Houston Public Media the detention violates both Rosa María’s and her mother’s “fundamental right to liberty and family integrity under the due process clause of the Fifth amendment [of the United States Constitution].”Another main argument of the ACLU’s lawsuit, according to Saldivar, is that Hernández has never been unaccompanied and, therefore, she should have never been sent to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.“She has never been without the custody of her mother, she was travelling actually with her adult cousin –who, according to Saldivar, is a U.S. citizen and her permission from the mother– at all times and, so, for authorities to take her under custody as an unaccompanied child is wrong, and to remove her the custody of her parents, the lawful custody she’s always been in since she was born, is a violation of different laws and that’s what we are asserting,” Saldivar noted.The ACLU attorney added that his organization thinks Hernández’s detention the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.The ACLU will ask the Court for a hearing “as soon as possible.”last_img read more

Chaos could improve performance of wireless communication systems

first_imgResearchers have found that the information transmitted by a chaotic signal in a wireless communication system is not modified by the wireless channel as it is for non-chaotic signals. These figures show reconstructions of wireless signals traveling in different wireless channels. Credit: Hai-Peng Ren, et al. ©2013 American Physical Society Explore further The researchers, Hai-Peng Ren at Xi’an University of Technology in Xi’an, China, and the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, UK; Murilo S. Baptista at the University of Aberdeen; and Celso Grebogi at Freiburg University in Freiburg, Germany, have published their paper on wireless communication with chaos in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.Although this is the first time that researchers have investigated how chaotic signals can be used in a wireless communication system, there has been a large amount of research on using chaotic signals in wired communication systems. The use of chaos in communication systems is appealing due to several intrinsic properties of chaos and the fact that chaotic signals can be generated by low-power, low-cost, small-area electronic circuits. “A chaotic signal is generated by a non-linear system that has sensitivity dependence on initial conditions,” Baptista, on behalf of his coauthors, told Phys.org. “Small perturbations in the system at a given time produce large changes at a later time—a property that is measured by the Lyapunov exponent. A chaotic signal has at least one positive Lyapunov exponent (two nearby initial conditions diverge exponentially fast from each other), but also negative ones. A chaotic signal is also aperiodic and broadband (it processes infinitely many frequencies). This last property is the consequence of the fact that a chaotic trajectory stays very close to an infinite set of periodic signals of infinitely many periods. “A non-chaotic signal, such as a periodic one, is characterized by having a well-defined period (it always returns after completing one period; it is not aperiodic), it is generated by a system that does not have sensitivity to initial conditions, and it has only one well-defined frequency (not broadband).”Scientists have previously shown that chaotic signals in wired communication systems can achieve higher bit rates (resulting in faster information transmission) in a commercial wired fiber-optic channel compared with non-chaotic signals. In the new paper, the scientists’ main result is that, although a chaotic signal itself is strongly modified by the wireless physical media through which it propagates, the information transmitted by the signal is not modified. That is, the information remains exactly the same when it is picked up at the receiver as it was when it was sent by the transmitter, despite having traveled through open space.The researchers attribute this finding to the fact that chaotic signals preserve their spectra of positive Lyapunov exponents after being transmitted through wireless channels. The researchers also calculated that the amount of information in a transmitted chaotic signal is equal to its positive Lyapunov exponent, allowing them to determine a chaotic signal’s information capacity.”The fact that the positive Lyapunov exponent(s) of any chaotic signal is (are) preserved in the wireless channel means that the information transmitted arrives to the receiver and is available to be ‘collected’ (decoded),” Baptista said. “Decoding is possible because the negative Lyapunov exponents are also preserved, and allow us to use chaotic signals that, despite being modified, preserve their topological form (dimension).”This capability of chaotic signals to propagate through open space while preserving their information is very different from the behavior of non-chaotic signals, where both the signal and the information it carries are modified by the physical media. One of the biggest causes of modification is multipath propagation, which occurs when a signal is disrupted so that it travels along many different paths and arrives many times at the receiving location. Interference and noise occur as a result, preventing information from being transmitted at a high bit rate. Multipath propagation is caused by reflection and refraction from the atmosphere, water, and terrestrial objects.As the researchers explain, wireless chaotic signals are not affected by multipath effects. This is because a chaotic signal that is used to communicate wirelessly has an information capacity (the amount of information per unit of time) that depends on the Lyapunov exponents of the signal—which is a property of the chaotic signal itself—but does not depend on the properties of the physical wireless channel, i.e., the multipath. It is as if multipath does not exist in the wireless channel. On the other hand, the amount of information per unit of time that can be transmitted wirelessly using non-chaotic signals depends on the properties of the multipath. As a result, chaos provides a natural way to create high-capacity communication systems.The researchers are currently developing a prototype chaos-based wireless communication system based on the ability of wireless chaotic signals to preserve their Lyapunov exponents after transmission. They predict that it will possible to develop a large-scale chaos-based wireless communication system that would have excellent performance by overcoming the interference and noise that negatively affect today’s non-chaotic wireless signals. © 2013 Phys.org. All rights reserved. Chaos proves superior to order More information: Hai-Peng Ren, et al. “Wireless Communication with Chaos.” PRL 110, 184101 (2013). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.184101 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Chaos could improve performance of wireless communication systems (2013, May 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-chaos-wireless.html (Phys.org) —In today’s wireless communication systems, the wireless signals are non-chaotic, meaning they have a well-defined period and frequency. Non-chaotic wireless signals are used in many applications, such as satellite communications, GPS navigation, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices. However, as many people know first-hand, wireless systems usually have inferior performance compared to wired systems. The problem is due to physical impediments that the wireless signal faces in open space caused by the atmosphere, water, mountains, buildings, and other different media. Now in a new study, researchers have investigated how wireless communication could be implemented with chaotic signals, and found that chaotic signals could overcome some of these physical constraints and lead to superior performance.last_img read more

Scientists say Russian meteor shockwave went twice around globe

first_imgMeteor trail over eastern Russia is seen in this image from the Russian Emergency Ministry. Credit: Russian Emergency Ministry More information: Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/grl.50619Planetary and Space Science DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2013.05.003 The 10,000-ton space rock burned up above Chelyabinsk. The BBC said Alexis Le Pichon, Atomic Energy Commission in France, and his research colleagues reported that the explosive energy of the impact was equivalent to 460 kilotons of TNT. Writing in the Geophysical Research Letters journal, their article is titled “Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by CTBTO infrasound sensors.” Authors are Alexis Le Pichon, Lars Ceranna, Christoph Pilger, Pierrick Mialle, David Brown, Pascal Herry, and Nicolas Brachet.”On 15 February 2013,” they wrote, “a large Earth-impacting fireball disintegrated over the Ural Mountains. This extraordinary event is, together with the 1908 Tunguska fireball, among the most energetic events ever instrumentally recorded.” The 1908 reference is to the event that occurred that year in Siberia.As for the February event, the authors noted that, after circling the globe, it generated infrasound returns at distances up to ~85,000?km, and was detected at 20 infrasonic stations of the global International Monitoring System. Multiple arrivals involving waves that traveled twice round the globe were identified. “A preliminary estimate of the explosive energy using empirical period-yield scaling relations gives a value of 460 kilotons of TNT equivalent. In the context of the future verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), this event provides a prominent milestone for studying in detail infrasound propagation around the globe for almost three days as well as for calibrating the performance of the IMS network.”Their numbers suggest the February asteroid event is the most energetic event reported since the 1908 Tunguska meteor in Siberia. Turning to Tunguska, another team of scientists published a study offering their evidence of the meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Their discussion of the 1908 fireball is in the journal Planetary and Space Science. Diamond–lonsdaleite–graphite micro-samples collected from peat after the 1908 catastrophic blast in the Tunguska area were studied with scanning (SEM) and transmission electron (TEM) microscopy, NanoSecondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (NanoSIMS) and an X-ray synchrotron technique. © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Scientists say Russian meteor shockwave went twice around globe (2013, June 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-scientists-russian-meteor-shockwave-globe.html (Phys.org) —Scientists have determined that an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February resulted in a shock wave so powerful that it traveled twice around the globe. They made that determination by means of a system of sensors used to detect evidence of nuclear tests. Researchers studied data from the International Monitoring System network operated by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Its stations monitor ultra-low frequency acoustic waves, or infrasound, from nuclear test explosions. The system can also detect blasts from other sources. According to BBC News, it was the most powerful event ever recorded by the network. Russian fireball largest ever detected by CTBTO’s infrasound sensors Explore further , Planetary and Space Science Journal information: Geophysical Research Letters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Just being jazzy

first_imgGroups of old and young women and men swinging and tapping as they stand in front of the kiosks with headphones listening to Jazz were spotted at the Art Gallery of the Kamladevi Block at the India International Center (IIC). A few people were also seen jotting down notes from the panels that trace the history of jazz in India from early 1900 to the present days. Some of them looked in wonder at the cartoon-sketches by Mario de Miranda from the Jazz Yatra of 1980 and ‘90s. Besides lot of jazz performances happening around, perhaps, this was the first time the city witnessed an exhibition based on Archival collections, curated by Naresh Fernandes, which showcased the history of Jazz in India that started on 26 November. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The five-day exhibition was based on two collections – Niranjan Jhaveri Jazz Collection and Naresh Fernandes Collection which are extremely rich in archival content. Niranjan Jhaveri who was the spirit behind the biennial jazz festival – JazzYatra – from 1978 to 2003 was successful in bringing international artistes like Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and jazz bands from different parts of the globe to promote Jazz in India. The exhibition had a huge section on these Yatra years which has established Jazz, further, as an Indo-Afro-Euro-American music performed by Indian artistes like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Trilok Gurtu, Asha Puthli and others. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSoli Sorabji an ardent lover and enthusiast of jazz inaugurated the exhibition. He also attended the concert on the third day, Jazz in the Swing Era by Rohit Gupta Trio which saw a good strength of audience – all cheering and enjoying with all the exhibited material around them.For Arjun Sengupta, listening to the concert inside the exhibition hall was a surreal feeling. On the second day, Naresh Fernandes, the author of the book Taj Mahal Foxtrot, gave a lecture ‘A Short History of how Jazz became an Indian Music’ to a house full of jazz lovers, academicians, students, and enthusiasts. Fernandes traced the origin of Jazz from the music of plantation workers which found its place in New Orleans to how it travelled to India. The first all Negro American band performing in 1935 at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai started the beginning of Jazz-era in India which now hosts the third generation of jazz performers. The African-American pioneers like Leon Abbey and Herb Flemming influenced many Indian jazz performers like Chic Chocolate who was regarded as the Louis Armstrong of India. The audio tracks and photographs of Indian pioneers like Chic Chocolate, Frank Fernand and Micky Correa in the exhibition brought back the golden era of Indian Jazz to the city. Jazz has also influenced the Hindi Cinema in Mumbai, as Fernandes pointed out at popular tracks like Ina-mina-dika and Sunday ke Sunday. Many of us sing these without even knowing what genre they fit into.Shubha Chaudhuri, Associate Director General of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), American Institute of Indian Studies said that she has been working with her team for more than a year on these two jazz collections to digitise and conserve some of the rare photographs, reels and documents. The recently concluded jazz exhibition of ARCE, ‘Jazz in India’ was curated by Naresh Fernandes and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and IIC. Both the collections on Jazz are accessible and available for academic and research purpose at the ARCE, AIIS.last_img read more

AOL and the Guardian have struck a content deal a

first_imgAOL and the Guardian have struck a content deal, and the UK newspaper’s news and documentary content will be distributed via the AOL On platform.AOL will add new and archive programming from the Guardian to its video service. The content has previously been hosted on the newspaper’s own website, but the newspaper is seeking a wider audience for its growing range of news, current affairs and factual programming.AOL claims a billion views a month for content, which spans over a million premium videos it has commissioned and produced and a third-party content from its official partners, across the AOL On platform.Speaking about the Guardian deal, Graham Moysey, head of international, AOL said: “Curation and distribution go hand-in-hand with great content and we’re delighted the Guardian has chosen AOL On as a partner to drive even greater audiences to their content.”AOL has been moving heavily into original content. It recently ordered a raft of new series and said it was moving to a year-round commissioning model.last_img read more