TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini: No-one doubts Hudson-Odoi commitmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini says management was pleased with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Maurizio Sarri played the teen despite the transfer pressure of Bayern Munich.Cudicini said, “He did very well, it was a very good performance, as we say in Monaco a 360 performance. “Two assists and he worked very hard defensively. Even when we had a few problems in midfield with Ampadu, he was running for two. “His commitment was great and you want him to have performances like that so he can put some doubts in Maurizio’s mind and be in contention for a place.”
New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a family of Delhi was brutally thrashed with sticks by private bouncers and security guards at the AIIMS Trauma Centre. Moreover, a video of the incident shows police present at the situations was just mute spectators, while guards were beating the kin of the patient.Talking to Millennium Post, Asgar Ali, the father of the girl patient named Adeeba, alleged that the guards present at the hospital used to pass lewd comments on his wife. When he and his relatives objected to this, the bouncers and guards started hitting them, leaving them critically injured. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to Ali, a resident of Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, his daughter Adeeba was admitted to the Trauma Centre on Monday after she fell from the fourth floor of a building while playing. She was operated the next day and was under observation. While his wife used to stay at the hospital during day, Ali used to stay at night. The guards present there – who belong to an agency named SWIFT Security – used to pass remarks on her, he alleged. “My wife complained about this to the head of the guards but he did not take action. She then told me about this. I also approached the security head but he was rude with me,” Ali informed. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Today, some of my relatives came to visit Adeeba. They were not allowed to enter the ward. We, along with other people present there, asked the guards to apologies to my wife on which they got angry started threatening us,” he added. Ali said he then dialled 100 and called the police. Meanwhile, the bouncers came out with iron rods and sticks and started thrashing them. The girl’s father has suffered bone fracture in his shoulder and 4-5 stitches in his head while his nephew Altaf has got 15 stitches on his head. Clearing it’s state, Dr Biplab Mishra said that around 8-10 people were trying to meet the patient in group but according to the norms only a attendant allowed to enter in side the ward. Hence, security person were opposing the entry of multiple relatives which lead to altercation and later turned into a scuffle. Even, our security gaurds were injured. Furthermore, We will initiated the internal inquiry and culprit will not be spared, said Dr Mishra. At about 3 PM a PCR call was received regarding quarrel at Trauma Centre . The complainant reported that gaurds at the gate had injured her husband and assaulted her sister also. In all, six people were injured. A case has been registered and 5 persons have been apprehended.
New Delhi: As campaigning for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections came to an end on Friday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the Election Commission of being “biased” and said that it has a different set of rules for the Prime Minister and for the opposition leaders.”It does not look good to say this but the role of the Election Commission has been biased,” he said, adding that it has different rules for Modiji and different rules for us. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”Partiality is clearly visible,” he said. “Even the entire election schedule has been made to benefit Modi, but the people of the country understand it,” he said, adding that the Congress believes in the Election Commission as an institution. Gandhi also said, “Modi and BJP have lots of money. They have unlimited money but we have truth on our side and truth will win.” Turning the tables on PM Modi, Rahul said he lost the huge opportunity that he had got in 2014. “He (Modi) forgot that people had not made him the PM to make big speeches, but to put India on the path of development.” Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenGandhi hit out at the BJP and PM Modi for showing the door to senior leaders of the party and said that his party respects the seniors and will make use of their experience. “Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and our other senior leaders have much more experience. And we will use their experience,” Gandhi said. To a question that Modi was using personal attacks against him, he said: “If Modiji wants to talk bad about my family then it is up to him. But I would not speak anything bad for his family or him and instead, I shall return love to him.” The Congress leader also refused to comment on how many seats the party will win. He said: “I have said it many times people of the country will decide. And on the basis of the people’s decision, everything will be decided. So I would not speak on people’s decision before May 23.” The Congress chief took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any questions at his first press conference since taking office five years ago. “Congratulations Modi Ji. Excellent Press Conference! Showing up is half the battle. Next time Mr Shah may even allow you to answer a couple of questions. Well done!” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Casablanca- A student attempted to set himself on fire with gas at Errazi High School in Settat, a city in central Morocco, after a fight with his teacher.According to the daily Al-Akhbar, the student would have died if students and teachers did not interfere quickly to save him.The student got in a state of hysteria following a big disagreement with his math teacher concerning her grading technique. He, then, attempted to commit suicide inside the school. The student’s peers and the high school staff rushed to him after he poured gas on himself . According to Al-akhbar, some sources from the administration of Errazi High School said that it is plausible that the student’s reason for doing so was to get sympathy from his math teacher.After the problem was contained within the school, the Academy of Education was notified as well as National Security personnel who came to gather the necessary information in regards to the incident.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedEdited by Zahra El Alami
More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 4, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss Isaiah Thomas’s debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers after recovering from a hip injury he sustained last season. Next, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors is putting up ridiculous numbers this season — but he’s one of the only ones. After a 2016-17 season that saw blowout wins and notable individual performances, this season is off to a much less explosive start. What happened to those absurd stat lines? We investigate. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on Andre Drummond.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Deadspin’s Lauren Theisen noted that it seems DeMar DeRozan can shoot threes now.Last year, Neil took a look at the league’s crazy stat lines.
Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season is in the books, and you know what they say: The more things change, the more yada yada yada, you get it. The New England Patriots won. The Cleveland Browns lost. And Patrick Mahomes is really good. This week on Hot Takedown, we temper the wild overreactions after the games in Week 1 and take a look at what, if anything, can really be seen as trends for the rest of the season.Since the Antonio Brown story won’t go away, we also discuss what his move to the Patriots could mean for him and for the league in this new era of “player empowerment.” And on a similar note, we try to parse out what in the world is really going on with the Miami Dolphins franchise.Our Rabbit Hole this week comes from our sports intern, Ari Levin, who took a look at former Florida Marlins player Wes Helms and his unfortunate propensity to strike out when the game was on the line.What we’re looking at this week:Our 2019 NFL predictions, now with quarterback-adjusted Elo forecasts.A look back at just how terrible the Cleveland Browns have been.A preview of the WNBA playoffs starting this week. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed
Coach Nick Myers instructs the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sideline during a timeout against Furman on Feb. 5. OSU won 12-6. Credit: Gene Ross | Senior Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team thoroughly handled the Furman Paladins on Sunday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, 12-6.The 17th-ranked Buckeyes allowed the first goal from Furman sophomore midfielder Will Holcomb, but scored seven of the next eight goals for a comfortable lead heading into halftime.Senior midfielder Johnny Pearson led OSU’s offensive surge with four goals. Pearson said that due to the offense and defense playing well, it opened up many opportunities to score.“If everyone contributes at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who scores as long as everyone contributes,” said Pearson.Freshman midfielder Tre LeClaire broke the silence for OSU late in the first period and tied the game, 1-1. LeClaire finished his first career game with two goals. LeClaire accredited the veterans on the team for help preparing him for his first game.“At the start, there were a lot of nerves going into it, but my teammates helped me out and said, ‘just play your game,’ LeClaire said. “We had run a great offense out there and luckily I caught it and shot it in the net.”Senior midfielder J.T. Blubaugh followed LeClaire with an unassisted goal with 2:57 remaining in the first quarter. From there on, the Buckeyes took control of the game, scoring five times in the second quarter. Pearson was credited with three of those.A point of emphasis for the Buckeyes had been working on their ground balls and positioning. The Buckeyes led the Paladins 27 to 23 in ground balls.“I think at the end of the day there was pretty good balance and we still have things to clean up on both sides of the ball,” OSU coach Nick Myers said.Furman made a change at goalie in the second quarter after OSU’s seventh goal, but that did little to slow down the Buckeye offense.OSU added five more goals against the backup while redshirt senior netminder Tom Cary saved 11 shots and allowed six goals.The Buckeyes (1-0) will host the Detroit Mercy Titans on Feb. 11 at noon.
On Saturday, the Ohio State football team will close out spring practice without holding its annual Scarlet and Gray game. Instead, the team is forced to finish spring practice with a jersey scrimmage featuring the Buckeye offense facing the Buckeye defense because of injuries and a lack of depth, especially along the offensive line. Junior defensive lineman John Simon said the change will make the players much more competitive. “The scrimmage gives us a lot more competition and a lot more leeway on plays we can run and things of that sort,” Simon said. “You’ll just see a lot more guys fired up and ready to be out there. There will be some battles.” In past years, the Scarlet and Gray game was preceded by a draft to determine how the players would be split. The seniors were the team captains each year, and drafted players onto each side. Senior center Mike Brewster said he was disappointed he could not participate in this tradition. “It would have been fun,” Brewster said. “But you gotta do what you gotta do.” OSU coach Jim Tressel hinted at the idea of a jersey scrimmage at a press conference on March 30. He said numbers were an issue, but also noted that teams were sometimes unfair. “Sometimes when you draft up teams, there are some mismatches in situations,” Tressel said. Saturday’s jersey scrimmage involves a complicated scoring system that gives the defense points for events such as turnovers, sacks and punts, and the offense gets points for touchdowns, first downs and field goals on offense. Brewster said the new rules could make the game more exciting for the fans. “It will be something different, and I think the fans will get to see a little more ones versus ones which will be cool,” Brewster said. “They’re not really used to seeing that, everyone’s usually mixed together.” Tressel said the players had been looking for a change to the spring finale. “Because of some of our offseason meetings and conferences and surveys with our players,” Tressel said, “one of the things that they talked about in how to get better in the spring is to have a more competitive spring game.” Simon said the decision to make it a jersey scrimmage was not up to the players. “Whatever coach says, goes,” he said.
Redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis Powell (23) dives towards Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) during a game Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. Powell totaled 4 tackles in OSU’s 35-21 loss.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFollowing its first loss of the young 2014 season, the Ohio State defense is trying to regroup.After allowing nine third-down conversions from the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis Powell said Monday that simple mistakes cost the Buckeyes defensively.“We looked at the tape, reviewed it, everybody else talked about what they needed to work on. We communicated the mental errors,” Powell said. “We went over it yesterday in practice, got it corrected and we are looking forward to the future now.”Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said a lack of execution, especially on third downs, is what led to the defensive struggles.“Third down, especially in the first quarter, I think we were 0-5 … (Virginia Tech) did a good job, but it was more about our mistakes,” Ash said Monday. “(Third downs were) critical situations outside of first and second down, but situations you work on all the time, you really need to be at your best. We were not at our best Saturday night.”Ash said he was disappointed his defense could not hold the Hokies at the most critical point in the game after the Buckeye offense tied the game at 21.“When you talk about momentum changers in a game, it is absolutely a turning point,” Ash said. “The stadium was alive and the team was juiced up on the sidelines … (then) we had a couple mistakes. It was more about us than Virginia Tech and what they did.”Coach Urban Meyer said Monday he thought the defense was “average” against the Hokies and he expects the Buckeyes to improve on that side of the ball.“We had a couple third (downs), didn’t get them off the field (on) third down in the first half,” Meyer said. “But for a good 2 1/2 plus quarters, it was a very good defense. It’s not four quarters of defense. I like the direction we’re going, we just need to get there really fast.”Ash said he believes his defense will be able to make the necessary changes prior to the Buckeyes’ next game against Kent State.“It is still a new defense to the guys,” Ash said. “Are we discouraged about the game Saturday? Absolutely. Could we have played better in a couple situations to make a difference? Absolutely. Do we still have a chance to be outstanding? I believe so, and we all think so.”Meyer said because of the loss, there was no victory meal for the first time after a regular-season game since he arrived in Columbus. He added that his players would be given the rest of Monday to be upset before getting back to work Tuesday.“I can tell they’re hurting,” Meyer said. “So we get to hurt the rest of the day today, and then coaching staff and players need to move forward and try to get our second win.”The aftermath of the loss and lack of a victory meal is an experience Powell said he doesn’t want to have again.“It is something that I really didn’t enjoy and something that I cannot get used to,” he said.The Buckeyes look to rebound Saturday at noon against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Ohio Stadium.
Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorWith a focus towards the future of athletic facilities at Ohio State, the Board of Trustees on Thursday voted to approve a renovation plan of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center’s east wing for $7.8 million in its Finance Committee meeting.The plans would create a new kitchen and nutrition area to provide a dining area in the practice facility. In addition to the dining area, the Woody will also have an expanded lounging area for the players, as well as a recovery and rehabilitation area. More offices and storage space will also be added to the facility, as will team-activity areas.The Board said the plans were made in an effort to improve the environment for athletes at Ohio State, and that they have discussed the plans with football coach Urban Meyer to find what could be improved in the WHAC for the student-athletes. Of the $7.8 million project budget, $6.9 million will be allotted to construction with contingency while $900,000 will go towards professional services.Following the approval of the plan by the Board, the design and bidding of the renovation will begin in September 2017 and run through February 2018. Construction is expected to begin in March 2018 and conclude in December of the same year.Tom Knox of Columbus Business First reported the project would receive 90 percent of its funding from donors and anything else would come from operations funding from the athletic department. The Board will vote Friday to approve the construction plan.