OSU redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius competes in a match against Nebraska on Jan. 17.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe last dual meet of the season has arrived for the Ohio State wrestling team, and all eyes will be on how the Buckeyes handle their last opponent on the regular-season schedule.No. 10 OSU (9-3, 6-2) returns to Columbus after a three-week stint of away meets, where it is set to face Wisconsin (2-6, 1-4) on Friday at 7 p.m. After a grueling and taxing matchup with No. 1 Penn State last Friday, which resulted in a 24-14 loss, the Buckeyes will be looking to end on a high note against the Badgers. The two teams did not meet last year during the season, but Wisconsin picked up the victory in their last bout with OSU. The all-time series has the Badgers ahead 29-19-1.Despite the Badgers’ rough 2015-16 campaign, OSU coach Tom Ryan said he has the utmost respect for the program.Not only does this match mark the last regular-season dual meet of the year for the Buckeyes, but also the final time nine seniors will share that experience.Although the team will be back in Columbus to host a National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals Championships Series match, the outgoing seniors will be honored against Wisconsin for their careers at OSU.Notable seniors who will be honored are Kenny Courts, Mark Martin, Hunter Stieber and Johnni DiJulius.“Obviously it means a lot but it’s more like a shocker,” DiJulius said. “I’m in disbelief because I’m a senior. When I was a freshman watching senior night, I thought to myself I had all the time in the world, but it goes by so quick.”Courts, Stieber and DiJulius all began their journey as freshman in 2011, and will get to round out their careers together on the mat. Ryan isn’t as worried about the box score for his outgoing wrestlers against Wisconsin as much as his is about the Buckeyes giving it their all. “In any sport, we get so caught up in winning and losing, and that can be so stifling,” Ryan said. “You do not control winning and losing. You control effort.”Effort has been a point of emphasis for Ryan and the team for years.There is a strong sense of respect held by the OSU coaching staff and wrestlers toward a program like Wisconsin’s. “(Wisconsin) is a fully funded Big Ten team, with great tradition there,” Ryan said. “They’ve got a great head coach in Barry (Davis). He was an Olympian.”Wisconsin brings in two ranked wrestlers with No. 7 Ryan Taylor at 133 pounds and No. 3 Isaac Jordan at 165 pounds. The match at 165 pounds will be watched for more than just a bout between two wrestlers with the top five nationally. It will also be watched for the family matchup. Redshirt sophomore Bo Jordan will be facing his cousin from Wisconsin at 165. The two met last season in the Big Ten championships, where Isaac Jordan earned a 3-2 victory. “The big one is at (165 pounds),” Ryan said. “Not only are they ranked two and three in the country, but they’re first cousins. That adds an element you don’t want to seep into it.” Ryan was referring to the extra emotional implication of a match between family. He also cited that in order for Bo Jordan to succeed, he must focus solely on wrestling, and not who he stares down before the opening whistle.DiJulius will be facing the other ranked opponent on Wisconsin’s roster in Taylor. He said he wants to use a quality opponent like Taylor to correct some wrongs from this season.“I just want to make sure I’m wrestling the way I want to wrestle at the national tournament,” DiJulius said. “This season I haven’t done a great job at winning the third period and scoring enough points in the third.”Wisconsin nearly emerged with an upset in its previous match against now-No. 18 Minnesota but dropped the dual meet 17-16. Against Wisconsin, all the starters from the team are expected to make an appearance. “We will have a full lineup against Wisconsin for the first time (this season),” Ryan said.Big venues aheadThe settings for the Big Ten and NCAA championships will be memorable environments, as the Buckeyes are slated to travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Madison Square Garden, respectively. After the rowdy, sold-out Bryce Jordan Center in its previous match, Ryan said OSU feels prepared for crowds that will flock to Iowa City, Iowa, and New York City.“The environment is going to be every bit as crazy as it was at Penn State,” Ryan said.Carver-Hawkeye Arena holds more than 15,000 people, while Madison Square Garden holds over 18,000.After WisconsinAt the conclusion of the next match, OSU will get ready to play host to an NCWA National Duals match. The pairing will be announced on Sunday, as well as the time.
Nice try, Tiger.That “press release” apology was less than amusing and far from convincing.Sure, you admit that you are a disappointment, but you are more than a disappointment; you are a disgrace.You apologized to your fans, co-workers and the millions of children who look up to you, but they do not accept.Your foundation provided hope and education to millions of children, children who no longer look to you as a role model, but as a failure. They will no longer cheer for you or support you.We no longer have to question who you are. The media has exposed the true you.You have the audacity to blame the media for the explosive controversy concerning your affairs. The media is not at fault, though. You are.I’m sorry the media is following your children to school and stalking your wife. You should have considered how the ramifications of your actions would affect your family. You exposed your family to the public eye and it is your job to protect them, not the media’s. You claim that your wife does not deserve blame, but deserves praise. I agree. By no means are your extramarital affairs her fault, and on the same note she deserves more than praise. She deserves respect. Who deemed you worthy of playing by these “different rules”?You claim that you deserve to enjoy temptations because of money and fame. What you deserve is a one-bedroom apartment just big enough for you to write child support checks from. Your repeated irresponsibility has proven that you have blatant disregard for your wife, children, mother and friends, not to mention your sponsors and loyal fans. Instead of convincing yourself that the rules do not apply to you, try convincing yourself that one day your children will be old enough to understand this, with the hope that they forgive you. You put your needs above the needs of your family, and for that they may never forgive you.The shame you have brought to your family will fade but will never disappear. Take another good long look at yourself. I hope you see that your lying and cheating has earned you nothing but disgust. Making amends? We just hope you don’t repeat those mistakes.You say it is not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. You have achieved a lot, but you sure as hell have a lot to overcome.You are correct. When setting an example, character and decency are what really count. Your character will forever be tarnished and you have shown you have no decency.Go back to your Buddhist ways. Stop following every impulse and restrain instead. An indefinite leave of absence from golf is the understatement of the year. You can’t possibly be considering playing in the Masters in April, let alone at all this year. It doesn’t matter how great of a player you are; you have single-handedly destroyed your character and furthermore your career. Do us all a favor and retire from golf all together. You have wasted more skill than any other one person. You bring nothing to the game but shame.If you want your family, fans and the media to make room in our hearts to believe you, make your apology concrete.As hard as it may be to express sincere regret in a press conference apology, the true testament to your apology with be followed by your actions. That is why I’d like to see you remove yourself from the golf course long enough to prove to your wife that you love her and are committed to fixing your family. Endless therapy is a good start, but spend every waking moment with your family. Show your wife that she is more important than therapy, golf and other women. The public may one day believe that you are truly sorry, but by no means will we cheer for you again.
Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins blocks a shot during a game against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 2 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-2.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team (4-4-0) held on to an early lead and handed the No. 20 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs a 4-2 loss.After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led, 2-0, off goals from senior forward Alex Szczechura and sophomore forward Tyler Lundey.Although junior forward Max McCormick widened the gap with another Buckeye goal early, Duluth (4-3-1) made it a one-goal game by the end of the second period with goals from freshman forward Alex Iafallo and junior forward Caleb Herbert.The Buckeyes were the only team to score in the third period, with an unassisted empty-net goal by junior forward Ryan Dzingel with 33 seconds left in the game.Dzingel said Wednesday the games against Duluth were going to be fast-paced because the Minnesota team “likes to get up and down the ice.”Szczechura said the team managed to hold its own against the Bulldogs’ speed.“Our team as a whole can definitely handle a fast pace as a style of hockey we want to play, and tonight I think we played a good game — a very up-tempo game and very physical — and I think it helped us,” Szczechura said Saturday following the win.Junior forward Nick Oddo said sticking with the fundamentals of the game was what led to the Buckeyes’ victory.“Just keeping things simple,” Oddo said. “Coach (Steve Rohlik) always preaches to push the puck north, get it forward, chips, get pressure on their (defense), and I think doing those little things helped us.”Freshman Matt Tomkins played in the net for OSU for the full 60 minutes, saving a career-high 39 shots.The first game of the series was played Friday at the Schottenstein Center, where the Buckeyes fell to the Bulldogs, 3-1.“I can’t fault our effort,” Rohlik said. “We made mistakes, and the mistakes we made ended up in our net.”Despite losing Friday, Rohlik said it was one of the Buckeyes’ best performances so far this season.“To be honest with you, I think we probably played a more complete game (Friday),” Rohlik said Saturday. “I thought we played in spurts tonight, I thought we were very good early, but they kind of took over maybe in the middle there.”The Buckeyes, in the midst of a seven-game homestand, are slated to return to action Friday against Niagara at 7:05 p.m with the two-game series against the Purple Eagles concluding Saturday.
Senior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt (90) and junior defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) wait to start the next drill during during the Buckeyes’ first spring practice on March 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorThe Ohio State football team took to the field Tuesday to begin spring practice less than two months after winning the first College Football Playoff National Championship.While there will be a plethora of focus on the quarterback battle, the Buckeyes also have to find replacements for eight departed starters.That means position battles across the board will be underway throughout spring practice and into the summer, with one of the key battles coming at defensive line.With defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Steve Miller graduating, the Buckeyes will need to fill two spots on the defensive front. Coach Urban Meyer said he is counting on the young defensive linemen on the roster to step up, but at the moment, there seems to be an issue with that.“I’m very disappointed in the young defensive linemen we brought in here,” Meyer said. “Not with the kind of people that they are, just with their performance.”The Buckeyes will have All-American Joey Bosa back for his junior season, as well as senior Adolphus Washington. They are expected to anchor the line once again, but Meyer said he fears the team could take a step back if the holes created by Bennett and Miller’s departure aren’t filled.“If Mike Bennett leaves and you’re not as good as Mike Bennett, our team is not as good,” he said.Although the shoes left to fill are large, there will be plenty of players competing for those spots. On the national championship roster, there were four junior defensive linemen, two sophomores and eight freshmen.Tommy Schutt, one of the four juniors on the 2014 roster and a potential replacement for Bennett, needs to be better, Meyer said. Schutt has started just two games in his career, the last of which came in 2013 against Illinois.Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said Schutt has been good in the past “in flashes,” but consistency has been an issue.“Tommy Schutt is an older guy, but he’s been really good in the past,” Perry said. “So we’re hoping for some consistency with him.”If Schutt struggles to be more consistent, Donovan Munger and Michael Hill, two redshirt-sophomores, might get the start on the interior opposite Washington come Sept. 7, when the Buckeyes are set to open their season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Munger rotated in on the line last season and recorded five total tackles. Hill appeared in three games early in the 2013 season before getting hurt and earning a medical redshirt.To replace Miller on the end, Meyer said he is looking at three players: Sam Hubbard, Jalyn Holmes and Tyquan Lewis.Redshirt-freshman defensive lineman Sam Hubbard participates in a drill during the Buckeyes’ first spring practice on March 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorHubbard redshirted last season, his first in Columbus, but Meyer was positive about his efforts.“We almost pulled his redshirt last year because he came on so hard,” Meyer said.Holmes, a sophomore from Virginia, rotated in on the defensive line last season and totaled five tackles during OSU’s blowout win against Kent State and four in a win over Illinois.Lewis, a redshirt-sophomore, had nine tackles in 2014, including one in the national title game.With all the different players battling for the two starting positions, Meyer said he plans to watch “very closely” and added that the young guys “have to get better.”Perry, who tallied 124 tackles last season, has more positive projections when it comes to the younger guys.“Across the board, we’ve just got a lot of guys that we wanna develop and make sure that we can have some depth but also so they can step in and be really good players for us,” Perry said.Perry added he expects the defense, with the new guys, to be “really good” next season, with the help of spring practice.“It’s a great time to get in and actually learn the game of football, really learn what we’re doing and also develop players so we can have some depth, some experience and be ready to rock ‘n’ roll,” he said.
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso believes Gonzalo Higuain has ended a barren run of goals in their 2-1 win over SPAL something he attributed to a mental block.The visitors took an early lead via Andrea Petagna before Gattuso’s men rescued the game thanks to Samu Castillejo and Higuain who completed the comeback.“I liked the team’s performance a great deal, both technically and tactically. I liked the mentality of the side, that knew how to suffer,” the Coach told Football Italia.“We could’ve killed it off earlier and must continue to improve. We’ve had to deal with all sorts of things this year. Now we go to Doha without Suso for the Italian Super Cup, one of our most important players, but I don’t want any alibis.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We had two big games in December that we didn’t make the most of, but we’ve just got to lick our wounds and keep going.”Perhaps even more important than the victory was Higuain breaking his two-month goal drought.“He lives for the goal, has always been a marksman and therefore really struggled to deal with this negative period. The defeat to Juventus, with the penalty and red card, was a terrible blow for him.“Higuain needs to rediscover that consistency and precision in his finishing, because he has always had those elements. We’ve missed him and hope this has also broken through that mental block.”
Random Toe-tally related stories ‘Yeti’ footprints seen by Indian Army raise ridiculous questions This might be the worst Bigfoot sighting video of all time 1 Yetis and UFOs and sea monsters, oh my! (pictures) Comment On Wednesday, the FBI Records Vault Twitter account brought our attention to an intriguing set of documents involving the agency’s role in a Bigfoot investigation in 1976 and 1977. The collection spans 22 pages of correspondence and newspaper clippings starting with a letter the FBI sent in response to Peter Byrne, director of The Bigfoot Information Center in Oregon. The New York Times profiled Byrne’s work in 1976. He’s a former professional hunter who took up the futile cause of trying to prove Bigfoot is real.Enlarge ImageThe FBI examined this mysterious hair sample. FBI Byrne asked the FBI to analyze a sample consisting of “15 unidentified hairs and tissue.” Byrne wrote he thought the hairs “may be of importance.” The documents reveal a history of Bigfoot-related letters and memos leading up to the FBI Laboratory agreeing to examine the mystery hair. After a battery of tests and comparisons, the FBI reached a definite conclusion. It was no Bigfoot. The sample came from a creature in the deer family.This no doubt came as a disappointment to Byrne, who’s known for his book The Hunt for Bigfoot. Byrne remains a notable and controversial figure among Bigfoot aficionados. His persistence with the FBI back in the ’70s has gifted us a very entertaining FBI Vault file to enjoy, but we’re still waiting on some hard evidence that shows Bigfoot isn’t just a fantasy. Share your voice In the ’70s, G-men untangled a hairy case. Now you can comb through the archives and brush up on the details. Feargus Cooney/Getty Images Back in the days of bell bottoms, the FBI was willing to entertain the notion that Bigfoot, the mythical giant furry humanoid, might be more than a flight of fancy. The FBI Records Vault is an online Freedom of Information Act Library stocked with thousands of scanned documents covering fascinating and bizarre topics ranging from the Roswell UFO incident to a background investigation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Tags 13 Photos
Share Red, White and Blue show hosts examine the state of school safety in Texas. Discussion topics include violence prevention in regard to spotting mental-health “red flags,” gun safety laws, school security, and more. With guests Haley Carter, Chair of the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence; Texas State Senator Larry Taylor (District 11); and Paul Cordova, Houston Independent School District Chief of Police. Original air date: September 14, 2018.Watch more episodes of Red White and Blue
Cardiac sarcoidosis affects the heart in five to 25 percent of all sarcoidosis cases, prompting a range of symptoms from none at all to an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, leg swelling or, in rare cases, chest pain. Because all these symptoms are indicative of many different conditions, physicians suspecting cardiac sarcoidosis typically run a battery of tests that first exclude other diseases.DIAGNOSIS: A cardiac biopsy is one of the few ways to confirm the diagnosis, although a cardiac MRI can sometimes detect the granularcells, which resemble clumps of sand or salt grains and eventually influence organ function. About one-third of the patients with cardiac sarcoidosis have detectable abnormalities visible in an echocardiogram. Other diagnostic tests include nuclear imaging and cardiac positron emission tomographic scans, also known as PET scans.Although sarcoidosis can wax and wane, cycling through active and inactive phases, it usually occurs in more than one organ at a time. Effects on the heart can range from undetectable to severe. Potential problems include abnormal heart rhythm, blood flow blockages, heart failure and valve malfunctions.TREATMENT: The primary difference when treating patients with cardiac sarcoidosis compared to most other cardiac conditions is that immunosuppressive therapy is often required in addition to standard medical and device therapy. The cornerstone for immunosuppressive therapy is corticosteroid treatment; however, steroid-sparing agents are also commonly co-administered to reduce side-effects.Cardiac device therapy has evolved over time such that many more patients are now receiving pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators for primary prevention of sudden death. Steroids are used to help reduce inflammation. Prednisolone is usually used and generally needed for a course of six to 24 months.
On May 4, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a tour of Brookland Middle School in Ward 5 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The mayor used the tour of the school to show the secretary-general how D.C. was becoming a greener place. (Courtesy Photos)The District of Columbia has fully embraced the “Go Green” movement and the public schools offer a window into the District’s commitment.On May 4, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a tour of Brookland Middle School in Ward 5 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as her guest. Ki-Moon was in the District participating in the Climate Action 2016 conference and Bowser, who spoke earlier at the event, wanted to show him an example of how the city is working to become greener.Brookland is considered a model for District schools because it has a green outdoor classroom, a solar learning station, geothermal heating and cooling system, exterior green wall, underground cisterns, and a solar rooftop array, among other amenities. Newly built schools such as Ballou, Wilson, and Roosevelt have green features as well.However, the District has gone further than just the buildings. Green education is an instructional tool for all students K-12. In 2010, D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) passed a bill, The Healthy Schools Act of 2010, that focused on providing healthy nutritious meals for District public school children and created a “D.C. Environmental Literacy Plan” that, in essence, incorporates green education into the general school curriculum.The purpose of the environmental literacy plan is to incorporate into the schools’ the value of sustainability and attempt to get young people to become good stewards of their natural surroundings. “What we try to accomplish through our program is to convince students, but also teachers, the importance of learning about the environment,” Rebecca Davis, past president of the D.C. Environmental Education Consortium, told the AFRO. “For example, you have students who live near the I-295 corridor in Northeast and Southeast Washington but may not know how the exhaust from the cars and trucks that use that highway affects their air quality.”The consortium, founded in 1993, has a mission to bolster the network of environmental and conservation educators in the school system and to increase their capacity to provide meaningful environmental education for the District’s students and residents.According to Fred Lewis, Office of the State Superintendent, funding for green/environmental education programs come from both federal and District taxpayers and agencies. There are some school-based programs that have no cost and some programs are the products of fundraising efforts by the schools.The consortium works closely with the Office of State Superintendent of Education’s D.C. Environmental Literacy Coordinator Grace Manubay. Manubay’s job is to implement the environmental literacy plan, formalized in 2012, with other city agencies, the public and charter school systems, and the University of the District of Columbia.Manubay told the AFRO there are a number of programs that are in place and being developed to make students in the District’s education sector more green aware. While many of the programs are science-based, Manubay said other disciplines are also included.“In the field of art, students at Tyler Elementary School had an ‘Earth Day’ contest in which they created art that dealt with recycling and we had a school that dealt with climate change in one-minute films,” she said. “In the high schools, we are focusing on public speaking contest on environmental topics and at Cesar Chavez Charter School they had to complete a pollution project.”Black students make up the overwhelming majority of students in the District’s public schools and their needs haven’t been ignored. “We have a program through the Department of Energy and the Environment where students in Wards 7 and 8 are immersed in the study of the Chesapeake Bay. In 2013-2014 school years, the program had 19 participants and we have expanded this year to 64. “Our goal is to see this program go across the city to all of the schools.”There are program for teachers and principals in the form of fellowships and study tours. One program has principals sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has principals from the District spend a number of days on one of the islands of the Chesapeake Bay. Manubay wants to set up an environmental education certification program for teachers and school administrators along with continuing efforts to make the District school curriculum green friendly.
A talk that analyzes the work of Thomas Stockett, a former editorial cartoonist for the Afro-American Newspapers, is scheduled to be included in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s 2017 Archives Fair: Performance and Preservation on Oct. 21.“The Fight in Black and White: The Afro-American Newspaper and the Political Cartoons of Thomas A. Stockett” talk will be one of three in a day-long panel discussion, including “Preserving the Story of the Artist: The John La Farge Collection at Mount St. Mary’s University” and “Not ‘Just American:’ Two Case Studies of Musical Archives and Cultural Identity Among Descendants of Immigrants.”Stockett served as the AFRO’s editorial cartoonist from 1955 until his death in 2007. Throughout that time, he was the visual voice of the paper, illustrating its editorial point of view to help readers envision numerous topics from a Black perspective.His illustrations provide historical relevance to African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, and media studies, as well as those interested in the study of American political cartoons, and as a resource for state and local historians.Though known for his cartoons, Stockett’s paintings also garnered local and national attention from the Maryland-Delaware Press Association and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
Story Links For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version Eleven players were named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2018, earning above a 3.5 GPA, while four were named Dean’s Scholars for a perfect 4.0 GPA.Hope Herline and Molly Marshall also graduated this semester.The Cardinals open the 2019 season at Northwestern on Friday, Feb. 8. After three road contests to start the year, they host Mercer on Sunday, Feb. 24. “I am extremely proud of our team for their efforts in the classroom,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “Prior to the semester, we set a goal for our team to achieve a 3.5 grade-point average and we are thrilled to accomplish that feat.”In addition, 26 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA, while 21 earned Red & Black Scholar Athlete status for a 3.25 or better cumulative GPA. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville lacrosse team completed a successful fall semester in the classroom, posting a 3.536 team grade-point average.
CORAL SPRINGS Fla. – University of Louisville women’s golfers Olivia Cason, Lauren Hartlage, Delaney Shah, and Lauren Thibodeau were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars, the organization announced Monday (July 8). Cason, who also earned the honor last season, graduated in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She wrapped up her Cardinal career ninth on the all-time scoring average list. Thibodeau earned the honor for the first time. The freshman was third on the team with a 74.91 average, which ranks fourth all-time by a freshman in program history. Her 5-under-par 67 during the first round of the Moon Golf Invitational was tied for the second lowest round of the season. Hartlage earns another accolade to add to the collection as she was recently named a Golfweek All-American Honorable Mention, All-ACC Academic Team, and All-ACC Women’s Golf Team. She led the Cardinals with a 72.60 stroke average, which ranks third all-time in program history. She finished her junior campaign 49th in the Golfstat NCAA Division I player rankings and 61st in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. She opened up the spring season by earning medalist honors at the Moon Golf Invitational for her second collegiate victory. Louisville has placed at least three on the list each year since 2012, and had multiple honorees each of the last 11 years. Shah and Hartlage have earned the honor all three years at UofL. For the third straight season the Cardinals led the Atlantic Coast Conference in total selections. The WGCA recognized 1,097 women’s collegiate golfers from Divisions I, II, and III with the prestigious honor for maintaining at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average and playing in at least 50% of the team’s rounds. For the latest on Louisville women’s golf, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLWGolf, Facebook /UofLWGolf, and Instagram @UofLWGolf. Print Friendly Version Story Links Shah ended the season with a 76.11 average, which included three rounds of par or better, and a pair of top-10 finishes.
Explore further (Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Kentucky have identified 14 molecular markers in bedbug genes commonly associated with resistance to pyrethroid, the most popular pesticide used to control them. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team describes how they compared genes from pyrethroid resistant bedbugs found in the Los Angeles area, to those from other areas of the country that had not yet developed a resistance, and as a result were able to identify 14 gene markers, that are associated with resistance to the pesticide. Bedbugs have been in the news of late as outbreaks have occurred in cities throughout the world. They are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts and leave behind itchy rashes. Efforts to eradicate them have become less effective as the pesticide most commonly used to kill them—pyrethroid—has become less lethal in some areas as the bugs develop resistance to it. In this new effort, the research team compared the genes of bedbugs found in the Los Angeles area that were known to have developed a resistance, with bedbug gene samples from 20 populations from other parts of the country that thus far, have not. In so doing, they found 14 markers, which they report, mostly involve the bugs’ outer shell, which serves as a barrier, preventing the toxin from reaching the inner body, allowing it to survive.The markers found by the researchers represent genes responsible for a variety of outer shell properties such as shell thickness, enzyme levels involved in metabolizing pyrethroid, etc. They also found that the markers represented two categories of defense, those responsible for neutralizing the pesticide before it could reach sensitive areas, and those that physically prevented the chemical from gaining entry to the body in the first place. Taken together, the markers represent a formidable line of defense that has evolved with bedbugs that helps them survive in a hostile environment.Because bedbugs are evolving in ways that make them resistant to current pesticides, researchers are looking for other ways to kill them—learning more about the ways they are evolving that help them survive doses of pyrethroid gives researchers a better picture of what is occurring, which will hopefully result in revealing an unknown vulnerability that could be exploited for use in a new kind of pesticide. Journal information: Scientific Reports More information: Bed bugs evolved unique adaptive strategy to resist pyrethroid insecticides, Scientific Reports 3, 1456, doi:10.1038/srep01456AbstractRecent advances in genomic and post-genomic technologies have facilitated a genome-wide analysis of the insecticide resistance-associated genes in insects. Through bed bug, Cimex lectularius transcriptome analysis, we identified 14 molecular markers associated with pyrethroid resistance. Our studies revealed that most of the resistance-associated genes functioning in diverse mechanisms are expressed in the epidermal layer of the integument, which could prevent or slow down the toxin from reaching the target sites on nerve cells, where an additional layer of resistance (kdr) is possible. This strategy evolved in bed bugs is based on their unique morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics and has not been reported in any other insect species. RNA interference-aided knockdown of resistance associated genes showed the relative contribution of each mechanism towards overall resistance development. Understanding the complexity of adaptive strategies employed by bed bugs will help in designing the most effective and sustainable bed bug control methods. Citation: Researchers identify genes involved in bedbug pesticide resistance (2013, March 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-genes-involved-bedbug-pesticide-resistance.html © 2013 Phys.org Entomologists make important discovery regarding insecticide resistance in bed bugs 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.
Legislator testifies in support of planState Rep. Greg Markkanen today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his plan to expand scholarship opportunities for students who have been in foster care. Markannen’s plan would add students attending a skilled trades institution to the list of those eligible for the scholarship.Currently, Michigan students must attend a university, four-year college or a community college at least half the time to be eligible for the Fostering Future Scholarship.“As a former teacher, I know all students should have the opportunity to succeed. Giving students another option to pursue a career in the skilled trades will help them build a brighter future,” said Markkanen, of Hancock. “This plan gives foster care youth the resources to help support themselves and helps those that need it most.”The Fostering Future Scholarship provides eligible foster youth with funds for tuition, fees, room and board, books, and supplies required for enrollment.House Bill 4406 remains under consideration by the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee.#### 15May Rep. Markkanen: Foster care students pursuing skilled trades to receive help Categories: Markkanen News
Samsung has launched what it described as its “smartest TV ever” ahead of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The new QLED TV series – Q9, Q8, and Q7 – is designed to let users control “most connected TV devices” from a single source, with the Samsung Smart Remote.Viewers can also use their mobile device to select and start live TV programs and video-on-demand services using Samsung’s Smart View mobile app.“In 2017, Samsung is focused on the continued evolution of its much lauded Smart TV offering, giving people the simple, unified user experience they want for all their entertainment content,” said the company.Samsung claimed that the QLED TVs offer “dramatically improved colour performance” and are capable of reproducing “100% colour volume”.HyunSuk Kim unveils the new line“With the advent of QLED TV, we provide the most true-to-life picture on screen,” said HyunSuk Kim, president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics.Other new design features include a single, transparent ‘invisible connection’ cable, through which all peripheral devices can be gathered and connected to the TV.The news comes after Samsung announced it would introduce new smart TV services at CES this week, including personalised Sports and Music offerings.
Star Trek: DiscoveryStar Trek: Discovery, the CBS All Access show that is distributed internationally by Netflix, topped Parrot Analytics’ most recent look at trending digital originals in the Irish market.Star Trek: Discovery garnared an average of 313,215 in-demand expressions – Parrot’s measure of how well a show is doing – in Ireland for the week ending February 25.Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and file-sharing platforms.Netflix began airing the first season of Star Trek: Discovery in February, with a second season promised for next year.Interest in the show placed it well ahead of the number two programme in the Irish list, Amazon Video’s The Grand Tour, with 233,165 expressions.Other than The Grand Tour, Netflix shows dominated the Irish list, with Stranger Things, Altered Carbon and Black Mirror completing the top five.Other shows in the top 10 included The Crown, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and Dark, all Netflix shows. The only other non-Netflix title was number eight placed The Handmaid’s Tale from Hulu, which was aired by public broadcaster RTÉ in Ireland.