France v Ireland rescheduled
“This was based on providing the Ireland team, who will be travelling for a second time to Paris, with a seven day turnaround between its remaining four fixtures in the tournament as well as providing any supporters wishing to attend the rescheduled game with an appropriate window of travel.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France, in contrast, will play Scotland in Edinburgh seven days before and England in Paris seven days after they face Ireland, giving them a full week’s turnaround in between games. They also have the luxury of not having to travel in between fixtures, when both teams should have been enjoying a weekend off as per the tournament’s original schedule. It will also make travelling to the game more difficult for fans hoping to retain their tickets, and it is yet to be seen how many will request a refund from the FFR.Click here to find out how to claim your ticket refund. The RBS 6 Six Nations council has announced that the postponed France v Ireland match will now take place on Sunday 4 March at 4pm local time (3pm GMT), at the Stade de France. It was also confirmed that ticket holders who are unable to attend the match will be entitled to a full refund for their tickets, details of which will be made available on Wednesday.However, the IRFU have expressed their disappointment with the decision to hold the game on the Sunday afternoon, and not on their preferred date of Saturday 3 March, which would have given the Irish team a longer turnaround before they face Scotland the following Saturday. Ireland host Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 25 February, and will also face Scotland in Dublin, but the postponement of their match in Paris means that both teams will have to play fixtures on four consecutive weekends, giving Ireland just 6 days to travel home from Paris for the second time, and prepare to face Scotland.A statement from the IRFU said: “While understanding the difficulties that a postponed game brings to the international and club rugby schedule, the IRFU had proposed to the Six Nations that the preferred alternate date for the game would be Saturday, 3rdMarch with an afternoon kick off.
Cuban brigade anniversary celebrated
Max Lesnik and Andrés Gómez, center, at Havana’s International Press Center.Havana — The 40th anniversary of the founding of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, which has worked tirelessly in Miami and South Florida to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba and U.S. travel restrictions, and for Cuba’s right to develop in peace, was saluted in Havana from Dec. 18-22.Today, poll after poll shows that Cubans living in the U.S. — like the majority of U.S. residents — support ending the commercial, financial and economic blockade of Cuba. But it was very different in 1977, when the 55 youths who made up the first brigade rebelled against the seemingly monolithic U.S. hostility toward revolutionary Cuba, just to set foot in the land of their birth.Migration as a weaponIn tribute a huge Cuban flag, donated by the U.S. veterans, was raised at the oceanside statue and park honoring Maceo. Ricardo Alarcón, the Cuban negotiator of migration agreements with the U.S., explained how the brigade was a response to the U.S. government’s use of migration as a weapon against the Cuban Revolution.In particular, before the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 and the “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy that enticed migration to the U.S. with the promise of a fast track to benefits and U.S. citizenship, there was Operation Peter Pan.Some 14,000 children arrived by plane in the U.S., victims of this little-known operation. Influenced by CIA and Catholic Church propaganda claiming that the revolutionary government would take children away from parents and send them to the Soviet Union, families sent unaccompanied children to the U.S. in what appeared to be a spontaneous migration process. They were then placed in orphanages or foster homes.The 55 youths who formed the Antonio Maceo Brigade were among these Cuban-born children and those who were brought to the U.S. by their families. Uprooted from their native land without their consent, and then radicalized by the tumultuous U.S. struggles of the 1960s, they voluntarily returned to revolutionary Cuba.A celebratory programThe brigade’s anniversary program began with a news conference at Havana’s International Press Center featuring Andrés Gómez, who organized the delegation for this celebration, and Max Lesnik, director of Radio Miami and founder of the Alianza Martiana coalition, whose Miami offices were bombed multiple times in the 1970s and 1980s. Gómez, the brigade’s president and founder and editor of Areito Digital, dedicated the weeklong commemoration to Cuba’s historic leader, Fidel Castro.At a gala event, the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) was presented with a bust of Antonio Maceo. Fernando González, ICAP president and Cuban 5 hero, explained how the brigade’s work helped build a new relationship between the revolutionary government and Cuban émigré communities in the U.S. and elsewhere. These émigrés showed tremendous courage in defending the Cuban Revolution, in the midst of what was intended to be the South Florida counterrevolution in exile.At a wreath-laying at the Colon Cemetery, where Cuban émigrés who were major figures in the U.S. solidarity movement are buried, each of their names was called before a moment of silence. These included Luis Miranda, former president of Casa de las America, and Tony Llansó, a Miami organizer to Free the Cuban 5. Floral tributes were placed on two crypts, which hold the recovered remains of the 73 people killed in the bombing of Cubana Flight 455, off the coast of Barbados, in 1976.Children at the Carlos Muniz Varela school performed music and dance for the delegation. In 1979, 25-year-old Maceo Brigade member Muniz Varela was assassinated in Puerto Rico. A mural at the school reflects the special relationship between the two countries: “Cuba and Puerto Rico are two wings of the same bird: They receive flowers and bullets in the same heart.”As the veterans prepared to meet the young Cuban generation at the University of Havana, Lesnik spoke passionately at the monument to Julio Antonio Mella, just below the steps to the university. Mella, who founded the Federation of University Students and the Communist Party of Cuba, was assassinated in 1929 at the age of 25.The nearly 50-member brigade delegation came from Miami and Key West, Fla., and Europe, including a representative of Cubans living in Marseilles, France. Solidarity activists from the U.S. included Gail Walker, director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace; two co-chairs of the National Network on Cuba; and representatives of Workers World Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation and Socialist Workers Party.Participants heard an update on reconstruction after Hurricane Irma, and a discussion about current U.S.-Cuba relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A visit to the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology amazed guests with Cuba’s pharmaceutical and medical advances.The final event was a bonfire at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, where Andrés Gómez, filled with emotion as he recalled the first brigade arriving to the camp, carried one of the torches that lit the bonfire.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Appeal court upholds ten-year prison sentence against journalist Shi Tao
March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by the lack of independence of China’s courts and urged European governments to react after a ten-year jail sentence was upheld against journalist Shi Tao for “illegally stealing state secrets abroad”.Shi Tao was shown no mercy by Judge Yang Xueshing of the Hunan Supreme Court in southern China, even though he acknowledged posting articles on the Internet but said he had no intention of jeopardising state security.The journalist, aged 37, of Dangdai Shang Bao (Contemporary Business News) in Hunan province, was accused of posting on a foreign-based website an internal message the authorities had sent to his newspaper warning journalists of the dangers of social destabilisation and the risks associated with the return of some dissidents on the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.The Supreme Court refused to heed defence arguments that the article put online by Shi was not a state secret. His lawyer insisted that his client’s actions had in no way endangered China’s security. The prosecutor stressed that Shi had put the country’s security at risk and in exchange for “payment”. Sending articles abroad via the Internet was a crime punishable by a prison sentence, he repeated.”It is staggering to see the lack of independence of Chinese courts, even at the level of the Supreme Court, which only applies the orders of the political police” said Reporters Without Borders. It urged European governments, some of whom have put Shi Tao’s name on their list of prisoners of opinion in China, to step up calls for his release.Shi Tao is serving his sentence in Changsha Prison in Hunan Province. He was sentenced to ten years by Changsha’s intermediate people’s court on 30 April. He was also deprived of his civil and political rights for two years. Follow the news on China Receive email alerts China’s Cyber Censorship Figures July 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court upholds ten-year prison sentence against journalist Shi Tao ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes
Bourama Sidibe still battling through ‘terrible’ tendinitis condition
DETROIT — A few minutes into a light practice Thursday afternoon, Syracuse freshman forward Bourama Sidibe was flying high. After rising up for a left-handed jam, he ducked his head so it didn’t hit the backboard. He landed on both feet and smiled as he jogged to his next station in the shootaround.But less than 21 hours earlier, Sidibe hobbled around University of Dayton Arena. He played just six minutes on the court and recorded one rebound. He was sidelined for most of the game due to tendinitis in his left knee.The contrast in Sidibe’s condition over the past two days epitomizes his ongoing battle with tendinitis, a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed, according to WebMD. Sidibe said Thursday that he first felt discomfort in his left knee last May. When he arrived at SU in the fall, the condition increasingly grew worse. He said it has bothered him intermittently throughout the season, and he may need surgery after the season.Despite the discomfort, Sidibe knows that Syracuse likely will need him to log minutes off the bench for starting center Paschal Chukwu when the Orange (21-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) tips off against sixth-seeded Texas Christian. Start time is slated for 9:40 p.m. Friday night in the NCAA Tournament first round matchup at Little Caesars Arena.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I’m in the game, sweating, it doesn’t feel bad that much,” Sidibe said. “If I play one minute, or two minutes, then come out, I feel it a lot. I want more playing time, then I can forget about my knee.”But after Syracuse’s win over Clemson to close out the regular season, head coach Jim Boeheim said all the Orange needs from Sidibe is a few minutes. Providing a relief for Chukwu can pay dividends late in games, he said. Sidibe also must be ready to hop in for brief stints if Chukwu runs into foul trouble.In early December, Sidibe dropped from his average of splitting about 20 minutes per game at center with Chukwu to about 10 minutes per game. He received treatment every day of the fall and has worked with trainer Brad Pike throughout the season to reduce soreness. On Dec. 27, Boeheim mentioned the possibility that SU might shut down Sidibe and apply a medical redshirt, though that never became a serious consideration.For the start of conference play, Sidibe usually played between five and 15 minutes per game, save for an explosion at Pittsburgh in January, when he notched career highs in points (18), rebounds (16) and minutes (28). But he has since hobbled around the court in his limited playing time, currently averaging 2.7 points and 3.3 boards per game.“He’s the same as he’s felt all year: terrible,” Boeheim said Thursday. “He’s been bad for the whole year. It’s not going to change today. He’s doing the best he can on it. He has pain every time he plays. It’s been hurting him. As soon as we’re done playing, we’ll get it fixed. He’s in constant pain. He can’t jump.”Sidibe impressed early this season with an uncanny ability to time shots and block them, a trait driven in part by his experience catching pigeons. That was a large reason the SU coaching staff grew interested in the 6-foot-10 forward out of St. Benedict’s (New Jersey) High School, head coach Mark Taylor said. Taylor added that Sidibe battled through tendinitis at the end of his senior season a year ago. He tailored his workouts last summer to strengthening his lower half and knee, Taylor said.While Sidibe has produced mixed results in his restricted time on the floor, both he and Boeheim know what he needs to do moving forward. Keep hobbling along to give Chukwu a relief, however brief that may be.“In the morning tomorrow they’ll notify me if, and how much, I’ll play tomorrow,” Sidibe said. “I’m waiting for the opportunity, feeling pretty good.” Comments Published on March 15, 2018 at 7:16 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+
St. Timothy Gov’t Hospital Needs Ambulance
The administrator of the only Government Referral hospital in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County,, Aaron B. Massaley, is calling on the government and other partners to help provide an ambulance and other medical supplies for the hospital.Speaking to newsmen last Wednesday at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare office in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County, Mr. Massaley said the St. Timothy hospital has been without an ambulance for the past three years, and this had created serious problems for the center.According to him, the hospital cannot run effectively without an ambulance, especially with the national health crisis currently facing the country. “Any critical case that the hospital cannot handle would create a serious problem, leading even to death.“If we have a case that needs quick medical response in Monrovia, the hospital cannot provide the service for its people and that would amount to a failure on our part.”Mr. Massaley further disclosed that, the St. Timothy Government Hospital was currently out of basic supplies, including fuel and personal protective equipment (PPEs). Moreover, the health workers are requesting risk benefits from the government.He explained that, “For some reason now, the majority of health workers, such as nurses and physicians, have left the hospital and are demanding risk benefits and other emoluments before they can return. The hospital has run out of fuel and more than 70 percent of its staff have not been showing up for work.”He also called on the lawmakers of the county and other concerned citizens to help provide some services for the hospital, especially in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Mr. Massaley at the same time expressed thanks and appreciation to the government for its initial support, including personal protective equipment, adding that, “We need more to effectively cope with the Ebola crisis in the county.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Spiritual Life Bible Church Crusade Attracts Hundreds
A congregation of worshipers at a Spiritual Life Bible Church Crusade in Monrovia.As part of its Gospel Mission to Liberia, the Spiritual Life Bible Church (SLBC) of Brooklyn Park of Minnesota in the United States has engaged in a series of spiritually filled crusades in Monrovia.Former Associated Press photojournalist James Kokulo Fasuekoi, who is a member of the group, said the team includes five pastors. He said in an interview that the services have been exciting, providing spiritual healing to Liberians that thronged at their various gatherings.Fasuekoi said the team arrived in Liberia on January 23 to carry out a series of crusades or soul-inspiring gatherings across the country in partnership with Rev. Christian Dagadu of the Christian Evangelistic Pentecostal Church.He said the duration of the crusade is from January 23 to the end of March, and is held under the theme: “Walking under an open heaven.”He said Rev. Dagadu is a product of a bible college founded by the SLBC in the United States and his preaching in Liberia has made impact on the lives of many Liberians.He pointed out that the SLBC engages in crusades annually in Liberia and Sierra Leone to empower pastors as well as winning souls for Jesus Christ. He noted that the ongoing crusade in Monrovia is aimed at equipping pastors and church workers in order for them to be sensitive to their working environment in the country.Some of the pastors at the ongoing crusade made presentations on marriage and the obstacles that are associated with them and how to overcome them.He said a similar crusade is planned for Gbarnga City in Bong County. The SLBC has established a bible school in a private building at the Bong Mines Bridge on Bushrod Island in Monrovia. Other areas the crusade is expected to be held include Virginia, Morton Corner, and Kebbah Field.Besides, Fasuekoi added that a parcel of land has been secured in Lower Caldwell for the construction of the Spiritual Life Bible Church Bible School to provide professional training for a broad spectrum of pastors and church workers in Liberia.He explained that doctors Judy and Joseph Fornara, founders of the Spiritual Life Bible Church, have traveled to 112 countries and continue to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nationalities.Fasuekoi recalled that the SLBC founders encountered difficulties in Liberia during their gospel work, adding that even during the civil crisis in Liberia, they encountered rebel commanders who on several occasions threatened their lives.Fasuekoi noted that Liberians have been receptive to their good news.On the SLBC team are Bishop Michael Cole of Gospel Outreach Ministries; Rev. Claudius Cooper of Christ Chapel of Praise International Ministry, USA; and doctors Judy and Joseph Fornara, founders of SLBC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Off-Grid in Canada: The Building Envelope
Double-stud wallsFor the above-grade walls, we ended up using a double-stud wall assembly. The structure of the house is built with 2×8 lumber, which allowed both for necessary support on the tall wall in the upstairs, as well as providing a deep space for insulation. The bays in this wall were filled with Roxul batt insulation, a mineral wool product. Mineral wool is a quite well regarded insulation, as it is very pest, water, and fire resistant, is easy to install, and holds its shape well, all leading to good long service.On the inside of this 2×8 wall is the polyethylene air/vapor barrier. Inside of that is a 2×4 utility wall, holding all of the electrical, plumbing, and data cabling. This wall is also insulated with Roxul insulation. Finally, a standard layer of sheetrock provides the interior walls.A big advantage of the utility wall is that all of the openings that need to be cut, for outlets, fixtures, etc., don’t need to punch holes in the air barrier, keeping the air tightness higher. Outside of the 2×8 wall, there is a layer of plywood, then 1 1/2 inches of Roxul ComfortBoard, which is very similar to the batt insulation we used, but a firmer and coming in sheets.Wrapping all the walls in mineral wool limits thermal bridging, where heat would pass through the wood framing (which is a poor insulator compared to the insulation it holds in place).Finally, the exterior has 1×3 wooden strapping to allow for air circulation and water drainage, on which Hardie fiber cement board is mounted. Altogether these walls are a nominal R-47. When first looking at how much insulation to put into the house, I looked to the Passive House certification system. To get Passive House certification, there is a hard limit on the amount of energy needed to heat and cool a space of 15 kilowatt hours per square meter per year (kWh/m²/a), which works out to about 1/10th the amount that a typical house uses.It turns out this is a very difficult bar to meet in cold climates, with the amount of insulation required being simply immense. With a house like ours it would have required walls roughly 2 feet thick (instead of the 6 to 8 inches typical in current construction). After doing a bit of math, it didn’t seem like this was an investment that would ever pay off, so instead we only took inspiration from the Passive House ideals, rather than attempting to meet them. Trying to balance cost and efficiency, we still ended up with a wall assembly roughly 15 inches thick Basement insulationFor below-grade walls, the final assembly is a simpler one. From the outside, there is a 2-inch thick layer of vertical rigid EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, with a 4-foot-wide horizontal skirt of the same material buried approximately 1 foot below the outside ground surface. This skirt reduces the ability of cold winter temperatures from passing through the soil to reach the lower walls and foundation of the house. Essentially, the cold is slowed down as it has to go through or around that skirt.Below-grade walls are insulated with 2 inches of EPS on the outside and 4 inches of EPS on the inside.Inside the 2 inches of foam there is a waterproof membrane stuck to an 8-inch-thick poured concrete wall. Inside of the concrete wall is a 4-inch layer of EPS, with a polyethylene barrier to the inside. The final layer is the same 2×4 utility wall mentioned above, covered by drywall. This total assembly measures R-40. Underneath the basement concrete slab are 4 inches of rigid foam (R-16).A couple of other finishing details really help to reduce the basement heating loads. First, the basement concrete slab is actually encased on three sides by foam, coming down from the walls, and then with the foam underneath — it essentially looks like a foam bathtub. This significantly reduces thermal bridging, making the diffusion of heat into the ground or concrete walls slower. The Pretty Good HouseStrategies and Details: Double-Stud Wall ConstructionLstiburek’s Ideal Double-Stud Wall DesignHow to Design a Wall Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam Sheathing RELATED ARTICLES An R-80 ceilingFor those of you familiar with reading building plans, I have posted the final house plans with all building details. Plans seem to be shared only infrequently, but I am not too concerned about someone copying our home; if you would like to borrow any details, please do so.Starting from the top, we built a cathedral ceiling using a single pitched shed-style roof. We used manufactured trusses with 3 feet of depth built in for insulation. Into this space a layer of 3½-inch Roxul mineral wool batt insulation was laid down covering the entire bottom of the ceiling cavity. Loose cellulose insulation was then blown in above, mostly filling the space, reaching an estimated R-80 for the ceiling.It was originally specified to be R-60, but there was enough space for more insulation, and cellulose is relatively cheap and easy to install, so a last-minute upgrade was done during installation. With the energy modeling that we did after the house was complete, it turns out that the R-60 would have been sufficient, as only a very small proportion of the heat loss would have been through the roof even at R-60.Beneath the rest of the insulation was a standard polyethylene air and vapor barrier, preventing air movement and controlling vapor movement. The final interior layer is veneer plywood sheets that make for a very attractive ceiling to the room below. Triple-pane windowsAll the windows in the house have fiberglass frames, are triple-paned with argon fill, and have an insulating value of roughly R-5. The windows facing south are all chosen to allow in more of the sun’s heat (a higher solar heat gain coefficient, or SHGC), whereas windows facing all other directions have a low SHGC.The difference between them is that the high-gain windows allow in approximately 50% of the sun’s heat, whereas the low SHGC windows let in only about 30%. The interesting thing about passive solar design is that much of the heating load is carried by the heat coming in the windows, with energy modeling suggesting that about 30% of the house’s total heat needs are being provided by the sun shining through the windows. This is the second in a series of posts by Craig Anderson describing the off-the-grid house he built with his wife France-Pascale Ménard near Low, Québec. The first installment was titled Building an Off-Grid Home in Canada. Craig writes about the “Seven Hills Project” in a blog called Sunshine Saved. Hindsight is always 20-20There is a lot of interesting work going on by builders trying quite a lot of ways to build very high-efficiency homes that are simpler and cheaper than the methods we used. Even now, less than two years after our house was completed, there are already some things that we could change.One example comes from Ecohome, where our LEED certifier Mike Reynolds works. Ecohome’s recent Edelweiss House is significantly more efficient than our home, and also was cheaper to build. It’s constructed with only a standard 2×6 wall and lots of exterior insulation. Needless to say, though, the house we have built is a very good one. There are many good ways to put together a high-performance building envelope. Another heuristic that I picked up from our architect is the 60-40-30-20 rule. This suggests putting R-60 of insulation in the ceiling, R-40 in above-grade walls, R-30 in basement walls, and R-20 underneath the basement slab, which is much closer to what we actually did. I’ve also heard of concepts similar to this called “the pretty good house.” While a house like this won’t reach that Passive House standard, it will still cut by half or two-thirds the amount of energy needed to heat and cool a home. Reducing air leakageThe final thing that always needs to be mentioned when discussing a building envelope is airtightness. There used to be ideas floating around that a house needed to “breathe,” but these ideas have long since been discredited, and high quality builders now look to build houses as tightly as possible, then actively bring in fresh air with a device like a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV).Airtightness is measured in air changes per hour (ach), which measures the total volume of air inside a building, and how many times in one hour that this much air would be replaced when a home is slightly depressurized with a big fan (for a pressure difference between inside and outside of 50 pascals, or ach50). Old, leaky homes may have a number like 10 ach50 (or even much higher), meaning that the air inside is replaced by outside air about 10 times each hour when depressurized.Passive house rules require 0.6 ach50. Our house, with the polyethylene barrier mentioned multiple times above, measured at 1.47 ach50 when the house was half done, the outer 2×8 wall in place with the air barrier. The house is probably much tighter than that now with the utility wall, sheetrock, paint, and caulking all in place, but we never quite got around to getting a second measurement after the house was complete.(Our builder, Stephane Charette of Bala Structures, created a time-lapse video (and accompanying vocals) of the walls and roof trusses being set into place with a crane — it will give you a good idea of how the house was assembled.) BLOGS BY CRAIG ANDERSON Building an Off-Grid Home in Canada
CWG scam: Delhi court to hear Suresh Kalmadi’s bail plea
A court in Delhi will on Thursday hear the bail petition of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in a corruption case related to the 2010 sporting event.The case relates to irregularities in the contract for Timing Scoring and Results (TRS) system for the CWG.The CBI named Kalmadi as the prime accused in its chargesheet on the TRS system scam. He was charged with conspiracy, forgery and under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI last month in the CWG scam probe. But the former Congress leader claims he is innocent.
Delhi’s prime snapshots for the month of June 2006
Women in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7. 3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights 4 Relish Sicilian delights,Women in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7.3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights4 Relish Sicilian delights at Pickwicks in Claridges. Till June 11.Environment Day5 It’s Environment Day. Watch movies at British Council, 7 pm.6 Check out Kashmir Views, a show of B&W prints by late Ram Chand Mehta. At: Visual Arts Gallery. Till June 8.Soccer on giant screens9 Watch soccer on giant screens and indulge in special F&B promotions for sports freaks. At Tonic.Glass and ceramic works10 Display of glass and ceramic works. At Osho World Galleria. From June 9 onwards.12 Browse at Celebrating Daggers, a display of books and DVDs on crime fiction. At British Council, 10 am. Till July 8.Celebrating Daggers13 Last day for Indus to Gangotri, an exhibition of oils by artist K. Jagjit Singh. At Visual Arts Gallery.14 Listen to a Hindustani Classical violin recital by artiste Indradeep Ghosh. At 6:30 pm, IIC.Vegetable printed textiles15 Go for an exhibition and sale of vegetable printed textiles. At the Attic, 10 am.Burger17 Make your own burger. At Jaypee Vasant Continental. Till June 19.A Heritage of Flavours19 Savour a delicious variety of salans at A Heritage of Flavours. At ITC Maurya Sheraton. Till June 25.Darjeeling tea21 First flush of Darjeeling tea promotion. At Taj Mansingh.22 Go for a gallery show of artists like Sunil Das and Akhmal Hussain. At Dhoomimal Gallery. Till June 30.23 Enjoy a jazz and couple dance performance by Danceworx. At Talkatora Gardens, 7:15 pm.101 martinis25 Time to go on a liquid diet, try 101 martinis. At Intercontinental The Grand. Till June 31.26 Watch a 185-min screening of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at the summer festival. At IIC, 6 pm.27 Last few days for a gallery works show by artists like Aditya Basak and Suchendra. At Gallery Espace. Till June 30.28 Let your child’s creativity flow at an enamelling workshop. At The Enamel Studio. Till June 30.Psychedelic music30 Put on your dancing shoes and rock the night away with Psychedelic music. At Elevate.advertisement
Ohio State womens hockey looking to make up points in standings at
OSU sophomore forward Lauren Spring (27) controls the puck during a game against Minnesota on Oct. 16 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost 7-2.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team continues its road stand over the weekend, as it is set to travel to the University of Minnesota Duluth to take on the Bulldogs on Friday and Saturday.Over the last few weeks the Buckeyes (8-17-1, 4-15-1) have focused on getting goals off rebounds. That led to 11 goals last weekend in two games at Minnesota State.“I think we just implemented what we had been practicing all week (by) taking pucks to the net,” assistant coach Carson Duggan said. “When we did that we either ended up scoring or drawing a penalty or we got a great scoring chance. So (it’s) a pretty simple concept, but sometimes you just have to reiterate.”Junior forward Claudia Kepler said that the offense ignited because of the players’ determination.“We talked as a team and we decided we needed to move the puck a little faster and pick our head up and be confident with the puck,” Kepler said. “I think when we did those little things goals started coming.”Duggan thinks the team needs to carry this improved mindset into the weekend series against the Bulldogs.“I hope some of the girls are a little bit confident going into this weekend and translate what they did,” Duggan said. “Just taking it to the net and not giving up a good shooting opportunity and getting those second and third chances.”The team also cites its focus on small details as a reason for its improved offensive play.“For the most part it was doing the little things and moving the puck well as a line and as a team in general,” Kepler said. “We need to continue to do those little things and win our battles.”The Buckeyes believe that their offense starts with stout defensive play in front of sophomore goaltender Alex LaMere.“If we can take care of our own end then the offensive zone will hopefully just come,” Duggan said. “So we can pick up where we left off against Mankato with getting pucks to the net and scoring some goals.”Knowing the opponentMinnesota Duluth (9-16-1, 6-13-1) currently sits five points ahead of the Buckeyes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings heading into this weekend’s series. The Buckeyes expect to have a pair of close contests, but they’re looking to take their momentum from last weekend’s sweep to Duluth.“It’s a lot of the same stuff,” Duggan said. “Duluth is a great team and we always play them really tight. They’re always really good games between the two programs.”Minnesota Duluth, OSU coach Jenny Potter’s alma mater, is currently in the midst of a six-game losing streak. Its last win came against the Buckeyes on Dec. 12. The two teams know each other well, and the Buckeyes are expecting two hard-fought contests.“Duluth is a tough team to play against, especially in the corners,” Kepler said. “They like to battle, so if we win our battles and we do the little things like we did this past weekend, I think we’ll have a good couple games up there.”The games are set to begin this weekend in Duluth, Minnesota, at 8:07 p.m. on Friday and 5:07 p.m. on Saturday.Beyond the Bulldogs After squaring off with Minnesota Duluth, OSU is slated to take on a team that is on a different path than the Bulldogs, in No. 2 Wisconsin. The Badgers boast a seven-game unbeaten streak and a 24-1-1 record overall. The two-game series is scheduled to be in Columbus with games on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6.