Football Ohio State moves up to No 3 in the AP Poll

Celebration in Ohio Stadium after the Buckeyes beat No. 2 Penn State 39-38 on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s come-from-behind 39-38 victory against Penn State, the Buckeyes rose to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Penn State dropped from No. 2 to No. 7.The Buckeyes will hope to defend its ranking when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to play Iowa Saturday at 3:30 p.m.No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 5 Notre Dame round out the top five in the rankings.The Big Ten featured five teams in the top 25. Along with Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin, Michigan State remained in the poll, but moved down to No. 24 after its 39-31 loss to Northwestern.AP Poll Alabama (59) Georgia (2) Ohio State Wisconsin Notre Dame Clemson Penn State Oklahoma Miami (FL) TCU Oklahoma State Washington Virginia Tech Iowa State UCF Auburn USC Stanford LSU North Carolina State Mississippi State Memphis Arizona Michigan State Washington State read more

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Womens Basketball Asia Doss misses Big Ten tournament quarterfinal against Rutgers with

Ohio State guard Asia Doss (in walking boot) cheers on her teammates from the bench of the Buckeyes’ semifinal game against Rutgers on March 2 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team’s short rotation got even shorter after senior guard Asia Doss suffered a sprained ankle in her team’s regular-season ending win against Penn State. She will miss Friday’s game against Rutgers in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament and is considered day-to-day, according to an Ohio State spokesman. He said she played the rest of the game against the Nittany Lions, but the team does not want her to play at less than 100 percent health with the NCAA tournament coming up. Doss has not been ruled out for the remained of the Big Ten tournament, though.Senior forward Alexa Hart started against Rutgers in place of Doss, who missed her first game after playing in 134 contests.Doss averages eight points, 3.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. She has played 34.2 minutes per game this season, which is the second-most on the team. Doss shoots 33.6 percent from the field and has knocked down 26.3 percent of the 3-pointers. The Buckeyes typically play a seven-person rotation with guards Kelsey Mitchell, Sierra Calhoun, Linnae Harper and Doss and forward Stephanie Mavunga in the starting rotation. Hart and forward Makayla Waterman usually come off the bench. Sophomore guard Jensen Caretti has played in 24 games and averages 8.5 minutes per game, but will likely be counted on to play more minutes Friday. read more

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Repel Into an Active Volcano Via Google Street View

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag 3 min read March 16, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Unless you’re a world traveler, there’s a good chance you’ll never make it to Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands located more than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia. But now, thanks to Google, anyone with a computer can explore the remote country’s jungles, black sand beaches and even peer inside an active volcano.”Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym,” the web giant wrote in a Wednesday blog post.To get the incredible images, Google partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley, who repelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker strapped on their backs that collected 360-degree imagery of “the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields,” Google said.In a statement, Mackley said standing at the edge of the volcano, feeling the heat on his skin, was a “phenomenal” experience. “You only realize how insignificant humans are when you’re standing next to a giant lake of fiery boiling rock,” he said.Google maps landmarks all over the world — from the Grand Canyon to Mt. Everest — but this is the first time the web giant has taken its Street View technology beneath the Earth’s surface. The tropical island of Ambrym is home to two active volcanic cones called Benbow and Marum as well as more than 7,000 people who have “learned to live in harmony with this beautiful yet deadly natural phenomena.”Google spoke with a local village leader, Chief Moses, who explained that his people “believe that the volcanoes Marum and Benbow are devils … We believe that Benbo is the husband and Marum is the wife. Sometimes when they don’t agree there’s an eruption which means the spirit is angry so we sacrifice a pig or fawel to the volcano.”Vanuatu in 2015 was hit by Cyclone Pam and natives have been rebuilding the country’s infrastructure ever since. Now, “Chief Moses and his village are ready to welcome travelers back,” Google wrote. “He believes making Vanuatu more accessible to the world is a key step in the island’s recovery and ability to establish a sustainable economy and preserve its culture.”To explore Vanuatu via Street View, head here. Register Now »last_img read more

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Rep Maturen bill protecting vets drinking water advances to House floor

first_img Categories: Maturen News,News 30Nov Rep. Maturen bill protecting vets’ drinking water advances to House floor A bill to heighten drinking water testing standards at facilities housing veterans, sponsored by state Rep. David Maturen, was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources this week. The bill is part of a bipartisan package aimed at protecting municipal drinking water sources.“As we increase the requirements for testing drinking water across the board, it is crucial that we take special care to protect the water of those veterans who protected us,” Maturen said. “I would like to thank all those from both sides of the aisle who worked to bring this important solution to the House floor.”Maturen’s proposal requires that veterans facilities’ drinking water is tested regularly for lead by a certified lab to ensure levels comply with the federal standards for lead and copper.HB 6082, along with the rest of the bipartisan package, will advance to the House floor for consideration.last_img read more

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