SHE’S made headlines for being the first woman to surf on a beach in the Islamic Republic of Iran.Now Donegal woman Easkey Britton is making more headlines for her studies.Her research project at the University of Ulster looked at the social value of small scale fisheries to the local economy and the impacts of policy change on their livelihoods are poorly understood or considered in fisheries policy! Not bad for a woman named after a fish!The research, which highlights social cohesion and mental wellbeing in fishing communities and households as priorities for policy makers, was carried out by Rossnowlagh native Easkey who this week was awarded a PhD at the University’s summer graduation ceremonies at Coleraine.Easkey explained: “Similar to those in other parts of the world, small-scale fishers in Europe face many challenges, like market competition, fisheries decline and increasing competition for access to marine resources. Despite their numbers, small-scale fisheries have tended to get relatively little attention in fishery management debates.“The new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which is still under negotiation and expected to enter into force in 2014, is likely to introduce specific new measures for small-scale fisheries. That raises challenges: is there appropriate knowledge on small-scale fisheries and what governance arrangements would best achieve the policy goals?” The sea has always figured prominently in Easkey’s life and although she is now making waves in academic circles, she is much better known as one of Ireland’s top female surfers.Born into Ireland’s first surfing family, Easkey is even named after her parents’ favourite wave – which takes its meaning from the Irish for ‘fish’.She has a hugely impressive list of surfing accomplishments under her belt including: five times Irish National Champion; International Billabong XXL Big Wave finalist (Women’s Performance of the Year Award), 2011; three times Intervarsities Champion; former British Universities champion and Women’s British Pro Tour champion.She has also scored a number of notable firsts: the first woman to score a perfect 10 at the Irish National Championships; the first woman to surf Ireland’s most famous big wave, Aill na Searrach; the first woman to surf in Iran and she is now to feature in ‘Waves of Freedom’, a documentary on engaging women in sport in Iran.Easkey admits that her whole life has been shaped by the sea. “Surfing is my greatest passion in life and has given me my drive and focus. The biggest lessons in life I’ve learnt have been through surfing or from being able to experience life through that lens. It’s mind opening, healing, energising and both inspiring and humbling.”She is now working as a post-doctoral research fellow on ‘Too Big to Ignore’, a global research project on sustainable fisheries led by the Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently based in the Centre for Maritime Research in Amsterdam (MARE).Not surprisingly Easkey, who has taken on a new role as Clean Coasts Ambassador for Ireland, 2013, says one of her biggest challenges is finding the time to fit everything in.Amsterdam and its environs are not renowned for surfing but Easkey says the ultimate place for her to unwind is still the sea. “Whether you’re after a 20 foot wave or just happy to be in a 2 foot whitewash, the feeling you are searching for is the same. It’s that buzz you get from simply being in the ocean.”DONEGAL SURFER EASKEY GRADUATES WITH RESEARCH PhD ON….FISHERIES POLICY! was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL SURFER EASKEY GRADUATES WITH RESEARCH PhD ON….FISHERIES POLICY!easkey brittonRossnowlagh
The following are the arrangements for the big play-off game between Finn Harps and Limerick on Friday night at Finn Park.Finn HarpsMatch tickets will be on sale from the following outlets:Michael Murphy Sports Letterkenny Thursday 10AM to 6 PM and Friday 10am to 5PM Finn Harps Clubhouse Thursday 11AM to 9PM & Friday 9am to 3PMKernan’s Newtowncunningham Thursday 10am to 6pm & Friday 9am to 5pmSupervalu Buncrana Thursday 5pm to 9pm.Further to consultation with Gardai and FAI, match tickets are colour coded so please enter ground according to following BLUE – TV Gantry/Aldi side of ground –Entry at Chestnut RoadGREEN – Main Stand – Entry at Navenney StreetYELLOW- Town End Terrace – Entry at Navenney Street and Chestnut RoadSeated Tickets available from Finn Harps clubhouse onlyPrices: Kids (primary school children) €3Secondary School Students €5- Tickets will be available to buy on match-nightConcession (OAPs, 3rd Level Students) €8Adult Terrace €10 Seated Tickets €12 for all seats.Tickets will be available to purchase on match-night from outlets in the vicinity of Finn Park.Please be aware that sections of the ground may be sold out before match-night.Traffic Arrangements Around Finn Park on FridayNo parking in the immediate vicinity of the stadium.Chestnut Road will be closed to all traffic from Mc Elhinney’s car-park to the junction with Navenney Street.There will be no parking permitted along the Trusk Road.No Traffic will be able to access Navenney via Navenney Street and Trusk Road. Barriers will be in place at Barca Bar and junction opposite the igloo on the Trusk Road (only local business staff and homeowners will be allowed access).A barrier will be in place at the junction between Navenney and Lawnsdale. Only Limerick supporters, club officials, FAI officials are permitted access. Any vehicles entering through this barrier must park in Quinn’s Yard. All other traffic will be diverted around by Dreenan and Sessiagh O’Neill.Vehicles must adhere to Garda parking directions. Any vehicle found parked on a footpath, on double yellow lines, parked in a manner that is obstructing other vehicles and houses or in between Garda No Parking cones will be towed away and a fee imposed.Those attending the game are asked to use car-parks situated close to the ground;Both car parks at McElhinney’sCar park behind Heaney’s PubNavenney car parkSupervalu car parkRoad Closures will come into effect at 18:00pm and will remain until 20.30pm. They will be closed again at 21.30pm until 22.30pm.Friday traffic in Ballybofey is extremely heavy so it is recommended supporters arrive early to avoid congestion.Vehicle seizuresAny vehicle found to be violating the traffic management operation shall be seized and towed to Harrold’s Yard. Contact number 0868255000.Limerick SupportersLimerick supporters can access Quinn’s Car Park using the following directionsProceed through town and cross the bridge into Stranorlar.Turn right onto the Mart Road.Proceed to end of road and turn right.Proceed along road, cross the bridge and turn right at the T-Junction.Proceed along this road until you come to a Road Closure Barrier.Quinn’s Car-Park will close at 22.30pm so ALL vehicles should be removed from the car park prior to this.Following the game Limerick supporters will be held for approximately 15 minutes (depending on the result). When exiting the car-park they must turn right.Buses should follow the route that they took when arriving.Cars can turn right at Lawnsdale junction (1st right turn), proceed to end of the road and turn right. Proceed on road and turn left after Supervalu. Proceed on road and turn left at end of the road. This will bring vehicles back onto the main Ballybofey to Sligo Road.After the game Gardai will be in position to help with the flow of traffic. Roads may stay closed for a longer period depending on extra time and result.ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BIG FINN HARPS GAME THIS FRIDAY was last modified: November 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arrangementsBallybofeydonegalfinn harps
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest American Farmland Trust, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Team, and Ohio’s Wood Soil & Water Conservation District have joined together to announce two Great Lakes Conservation Connect events on Jan. 22, 2019. In the morning, a women-dedicated learning circle will be held in Woodville, Ohio.This workshop will focus on identifying what future you want for your land, and how to achieve that by working with your farmer and your family. Learning Circles provide women the opportunity to meet other land owners, share their farm successes and challenges, discuss their goals for their land, and access advice and technical assistance. At this learning circle, women will have the opportunity to learn about how to start a plan for your land that fulfills your needs and your values. David Marrison, from OSU Extension, will be introducing tools and resources to help you gain a deeper knowledge of who to speak with.American Farmland Trust and Ohio State University Extension partnered together to lead a dinner session workshop for farmers with a focus on transitioning the farm business to the next generation. This evening workshop will follow the women learning circle workshop and will also feature special guest speaker, David Marrison. What will happen to your farm business when you can no longer run it? Come to this workshop to learn tips and tricks to foster family harmony during this critical part of your farming legacy. Learn how to strengthen relationships with your landowners to keep your operation together as it’s passed to the next generation.Women for the Land Workshop, Conservation values – your land as your legacy; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Luckey Farmers, Inc., 1200 Main Street, Woodville, Ohio Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided, and the program will end at 1:00 p.m. RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by signing up online at www.farmland.org/women or by calling (419) 354-5517.Farmer Workshop, Navigating the transfer of your farm business; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Wood County Jr. Fair Building, 13800 West Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is provided, and the program will end at 8:00 p.m. RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by calling American Farmland Trust, Ashley (614) 430-8130.
Tags:#Analysis#cloud 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… On Jan 12, VMware agreed to purchase Zimbra, a division of Yahoo! that’s known for its easy-to-use, paid inbox service. Zimbra, primarily a consumer application to date, offered a cloud solution last fall. Now this cloud service is going to be part of VMware’s major push of enterprise services to the cloud. Thinking back a decade or so, this reminds us of the power of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, arguably the best pairing and best business franchise in technology history, a $30 billion business today.This new collaboration allows VMware to offer email, one of the stickiest services in IT, to a vast set of partners. This extends the solution loved by consumers to enterprise users that rely on email. On the competitive front, this move provides a way to unlock enterprises from Microsoft Exchange, perhaps the most entrenched system that Microsoft has with the enterprise customer today.Exchange has been known as a double-edge sword for many IT shops for years. Yes, it has been the most-used application for nearly a decade, but it has been known as hard to use, scale, and administer. The promise of an integrated inbox that connects to back-office applications (e.g. Word, Powerpoint, Sharepoint) has been a real promise, but has been complicated to deploy. Thus, other solutions such as Zimbra have started to get a leg up in the race for collaboration in the enterprise. By enabling a cloud-based email service, Zimbra is already proving that it can scale its services and management capabilities to take on Microsoft Exchange head-on. As a gateway to collaboration, email baked into the virtualization and cloud computing offering could significantly change the landscape on how services hook into the enterprise, and provide a new lever to offer an entire suite of cloud-based, virtually hosted systems.On January 18th, IBM also announced it’s bringing its powerful enterprise class LotusLive collaboration tools to the cloud through open APIs. Throwing the power of IBM and the open web into the mix, is it now possible that Lotus could leapfrog Exchange and be cool again? No small feat indeed, as IBM has seen more than a decade of enterprises ripping out Lotus and replacing with Exchange Server as a central hub. IBM’s move is a major signal that they see an opening up of the collaboration suite as the way to bring collaboration to enterprise users, instead of through IT development and customization. The purchase of Zimbra is a tipping point in moving systems to the cloud that will capture the hearts and minds of developers that are building new services, and IT leaders in the enterprise. The outcome will be more back-end services offered in the cloud, and it is bringing the giants out of their caves to respond and meet Zimbra in the new battlefield.Below is a snapshot of key feature sets that Zimbra highlights in its comparison to Exchange. What would it take you to switch your enterprise email to the cloud? mike kirkwood
Establishing TimeThe establishing shot can also convey time to the audience. Some filmmakers think it is lazy to simply include text like “One year later.” An excellent way to establish the time instead is to return to a previous establishing shot and film in the same location but at a different time in the day or later in the year. The audience will generally remember the earlier shot, and by reusing it in a different season, you can subtly indicate the passage of time. Take the different shots below from Harry Potter. We know in each one that we are back at Hogwart’s — but at different times of the year.If your story remains in the same location but shifts from day to night or vice versa, a great technique is to show the time passing during the establishing shot itself. Cut from the scene inside to an outdoor view of the location, advance the time, then cut back into the scene. Hannibal made great use of this technique, which you can see below. The Wide ShotFirst, let’s look at the most basic establishing shot: a simple wide. In the establishing shot below from Captain America: The First Avenger, we see a sunny New York around midday.The buildings in the background and the cars in the foreground reveal that this scene is not taking place in the present day. We can also see that the war effort has not yet reached New York, as there are no ships waiting to take soldiers to Europe. This is an establishing shot. It establishes several fundamental principles relevant to the story. The shot then gradually moves up and toward the New York skyline. If the filmmakers wanted to take this one step further, they could have tilted up or down, panned, or zoomed toward a particular building to highlight where, specifically, the scene is occurring.The Classic ShotThere are many instances where it is better to establish a particular building rather than an entire city. A simple wide shot of the building that tilts up suggests the scene will occur on an upper floor, but what about taking it one step further?In the FX TV series Fargo, episode three of the first season opens with an establishing shot of a skyscraper. We can assume from the placement of the camera that the scene will likely occur in the offices outlined in red.Then through a dissolve cut, we come closer to the building, indicating even further where in the skyscraper the scene will occur.Finally, through a second dissolve transition, we come closer still, isolating a single window in the composition. This is our visual cue that the scene will occur in this office.Many consider shots like this classic because they appeared often in older films. They run the risk of slowing the visual pace, but in the case of Fargo, the progression of classic shots works perfectly.Incorporating the StoryA more modern version of the establishing shot is to incorporate the story within the establishing shot itself. After the progression of classic establishing shots in Fargo, the location cuts into the office of a worker who looks extremely worried, but we don’t yet know what’s causing him such stress. We’re in the story with him now.Or consider the following scene from The Dark Knight. We know we are in the downtown district of a city, and since this is a Batman film, it’s a safe bet that we are in Gotham. Nonetheless, as we move forward we then close in on a building where two criminals burst through the window to reach the opposite rooftop. This is combining the story with the establishing shot.Increasingly, filmmakers are skipping the establishing shot entirely. After all, a six-second shot of a building is going to slow the pace. Cinematographer Roger Deakins has the following to say:The use of an establishing shot is all about context. Yes, it doesn’t always make sense to cut to a wide shot just for the sake of letting the audience know where they are, but sometimes, that is exactly what does make sense. I would suggest you watch some of your favorite films and see how wide shots are used in them.When Not To Establish Geography?The establishing shot is often quite plain and uninteresting; it’s simply there to identify the location. However, it’s a staple that the audience relies on. Batman vs. Superman, for example, drew criticism for its lack of establishing shots and how it often didn’t identify the geography of a scene. Audiences became confused, and it pulled them out of the narrative.However, sometimes you can break the film editing rules to great effect. You can choose not to establish the location to invoke a sense of confusion or misdirect your audience. This is a classic approach in crime dramas that leads us to think the villain is in the room the police are about to enter — only to find out they are in a different location.This worked well in The Dark Knight. Batman has just learned that the Joker has Rachel and Harvey Dent in separate locations facing death by explosion. The Joker has given Batman the location for both hostages — but he can only save one. Rachel, the woman he loves, is the person he races to save. However, Christopher Nolan tells this part of the story without fully establishing their locations, so we, like Batman, get misdirected into believing he is rushing towards Rachel when, in fact, it is Harvey Dent he is rushing to save. Learn how to set every scene with this in-depth look at the establishing shot.Cover image via HBO.The establishing shot is one of the core shots in cinematography. Typically a wide shot, and the opener of a scene, it tells the audience where (and sometimes when) the next scene will occur. While this seems like simple information to convey, there are several ways to employ an establishing shot. What are your thoughts on establishing shots? Let us know in the comments.
Heat team members will gain exclusive access into the Power’s inner sanctum, with an exclusive once in a lifetime opportunity as part of the TFSA High Performance program – the Heat Elite.Players will be treated as if it’s their first day of pre-season at the Club, with Touch Football South Australia’s State Operations Manager, Tim Wyld, saying that the players are looking forward to the experience. “We’re just trying to offer something different to our players as part of their High Performance program, to give them an understanding of what it’s like to be in an elite training environment. I’m really pleased that the Power has come to the party and given them the full exclusive session that they would do for their players, so they are not really changing too much of it,” Wyld said. “They’re basically getting treated as if it is the first day of an AFL pre-season, so they are going to report to the headquarters and get tested. Everything they’ll do is tested and comparisons made to where they need to be, so for them to have access to that is a huge advantage we think.”Players will report to training and undergo a hydration test before heading to the Club’s lecture room for a welcome and introduction conducted by PAFC fitness coaches. Players will then receive the results of their hydration tests and tips in maintaining appropriate levels of hydration.From there it’s out on to the oval for a yo-yo test (physical fitness) before an AFL pre-season conditioning session, complete with GPS player tracking and results data analysis.This will then be followed by recovery involving ice baths and stretching, utilising the latest trends in sports science. Finally players will assemble in the clubs lecture theatre for a de-brief and question and answer session.This is the second week in a row that the Heat Elite have had the opportunity to learn from leaders of other sports, following a session with Australian Beach Volleyball coach, Mick Nelson, last weekend. The players had the opportunity to hear about preparation, team dynamics and delivering in big games from Nelson, with Wyld saying that the players received great benefit from hearing him speak. “He basically made some comparisons to our sport and his, being an Olympic Beach Volleyball coach, saying that the Australians on an international stage are a small competitor and there is obviously Brazil and the USA which are the two dominant bodies. He talked about what they can do, and what we can do as a small state to gain a competitive advantage over some of the more dominant rivals that we have, what we can do differently to those that gives us a chance. We might not be able to beat them, but it gives us a chance and an opportunity to compete with them, so that was really good.”“They sat down after and did some goal setting and working out what their competitive advantage was based on the feedback and insights that he provided so that was really good, and I guess that we’re expecting similar sort of motivation to stem from this weekend,” Wyld said. Stay tuned to the Touch Football South Australia website, to hear how the Heat players fare on their day as ‘Power players’ – www.touchsa.com.au
The Ohio State men’s hockey team (2-4-0) stays on the road to compete against the No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-3-0) in a two game series Friday and Saturday. The Irish are the defending CCHA regular season and tournament champions.After losing the first game of a two-game series against Lake Superior State last weekend by a score of 3-2, OSU had to find a way to rally back in the second contest.The Buckeyes were trailing 2-0 in the first period, but tied the game after goals by Matt Bartkowski and Sergio Somma. After Lake Superior State put another puck in the net, Peter Boyd and Patrick Schafer responded with goals of their own to give the Buckeyes their second victory of the season.The Buckeyes hope to ride Saturday’s 4-3 comeback victory over Lake Superior State into South Bend, Ind. The Irish, however, have been one of the most dominant teams in college hockey in the past three seasons. Since 2006, they have posted 90-29-10 overall record and a nation-best .742 winning percentage. Notre Dame won the CCHA regular season titles in the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons. The team also competed in the 2008 national title game, but fell to Boston College.The team has gotten off to a disappointing start compared to last season as the Irish are currently sitting at a .500 winning percentage. Notre Dame’s most notable win this season was a 3-0 victory at Boston University, its only away game of the premature season.Notre Dame had to replace six seniors who were vital parts of its team last season, but brought back a crop of athletes to fill in the holes left by the graduating senior class.Junior defenseman Ian Cole was a first team All-American last season and senior right wing Erick Condra was a second team All-American. Senior left wing Ryan Thang will wear the captain stitching for the 2009-2010 season. Thang is tied for first all-time with 13 game-winning goals.Jeff Jackson is in his fifth season on the bench as the Irish’s coach. During his Irish career, he has compiled a 103-48-14 record. Jackson was the 2006-07 Coach of the Year, leading Notre Dame to the first Frozen Four appearance in school history.OSU split the series versus Notre Dame last season, winning, 4-1, and losing, 4-3, in overtime at the Schottenstein Center. It does not look as if Buckeyes coach John Markell has selected a true starting goalie for his team yet. Cal Heeter and Dustin Carlson each started one of the games in the past series versus Lake Superior State. Heeter has been in goal when the Buckeyes have won both of their contests, but Markell still has not made the decision if there will be one starting goalie this season.The coach has insisted that for his team to be successful he does not need just one starting goalie, just someone to fill in the spot between the posts and help his team win.The Buckeyes will play the Irish at 7:35 p.m. Friday and at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Joyce Center Rink.
Redshirt freshman right-hander Adam Niemeyer (43) delivers a pitch against Louisville on April 14. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Sports EditorAdam Niemeyer was making the second appearance of his collegiate career last season when he knew something was wrong.“I threw a curveball and I just knew it wasn’t good when I threw that pitch. I tried to throw again in another game, but it just kept getting worse and worse, so I got an MRI and found out that I had to have surgery,” the Ohio State redshirt freshman right-hander said.The procedure that Niemeyer had to undergo was ulnar collateral reconstruction surgery, commonly known as Tommy John surgery. It is an operation where a damaged ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body, and it is becoming almost commonplace for pitchers.Last season, more than 25 major league pitchers required the operation. This year, over 10 have already gone under the knife.For Niemeyer, the elbow problems began during his junior year of high school. After a summer to rest it, however, he felt no discomfort — that is until a game at Oregon on March 7, 2014, when the pain returned.He made one more appearance six days later against Siena after the fateful one in Oregon. In that outing, he gave up four unearned runs. After that night, he was shut down before undergoing the procedure on April 9, 2014.“It was pretty disappointing, just because I was coming off my best outing of the year, really felt like I was contributing to the team, and then hearing that news was just really devastating,” Niemeyer said.Jason Good, the athletic trainer for the OSU baseball team, was tasked with bringing Niemeyer back to full strength.“It’s a pretty long process, as you can imagine,” Good said. “Prior to the ‘80s, you were done, but now we’ve kind of developed a rehab progression where we start off with just range of motion, just moving the joints to get them going, to strengthening the shoulder, elbow, wrist flexors, and now really we’re starting to get even further, to where we’re working from the ground up, and almost rebuilding an athlete.”Good said the timetable to return is set at 12 months from the date of surgery, with a couple of months on either side depending on the success of the rehab.For Niemeyer, it was on the quicker side, as he made his return to the diamond with a scoreless inning against Pittsburgh on Feb. 15 — just over 10 months after the surgery.“I could tell he was down a little bit, because I knew he wanted to be out there with us, especially after a good outing against Oregon, and then he finds out he can’t pitch the rest of the year,” sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson, who was roommates with Niemeyer last year, said. “But he handled it really well. He wanted to get the surgery right away, start the rehab and now he’s back here.”Niemeyer said the support of fellow Tommy John recipients — junior infielder Jacob Bosiokovic and sophomore right-hander Yianni Pavlopoulos — a select group they call “The Zipper Club,” helped him cope with his rehab and recovery.But more than anything, it was the Minster, Ohio, product’s hunger to return to the mound and help his team toward its goal of making the NCAA tournament that drove him.“It’s good to go out there and contribute to the team, help the team win,” Niemeyer said. “That was the hardest part last year, just watching from the sidelines, not really being able to go out there and help the guys.”After six appearances out of the bullpen to start the season, OSU coach Greg Beals handed Niemeyer the ball for his first collegiate start — a start that just so happened to come against a team that was ranked No. 4 in the nation at the time in Louisville on April 14.Niemeyer responded masterfully, tossing five shutout innings and only allowing two hits to guide OSU’s 2-0 upset victory.He then made another start a week later, a 6-3 victory over Morehead State, before returning to the bullpen to toss three scoreless innings of relief against Illinois last weekend.Good said he was not surprised to see the right-hander come back with a vengeance based on his work to get back following the surgery.“Adam’s doing really well. He was a good foundation,” Good said. “He’s kind of the model of, ‘All right, if you have somebody who’s going to get hurt, this is the foundation that you want to work with,’ because he has a good structure, he works hard and he’s driven to want to be back.”While Good said that it usually takes about two years for a pitcher to feel like they did before the surgery, Niemeyer, just over a year removed from the operation, said he feels he is already at that point.“I think I am (100 percent). I feel pretty good,” Niemeyer said. “I still have things I have to work on. I think my control is what I have to focus on to get that back to where it was, but arm-wise, I feel pretty good.”Niemeyer and the Buckeyes are set to close out their home schedule with a three-game series against Maryland from May 8-10. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., 3:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann talks to sophomore center Micah Potter (0) during a timeout in the first half of the game against Iowa on Feb. 10 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 8 Ohio State just had to win its remaining four games to become outright Big Ten regular-season champions. But going into State College, Pennsylvania, to face off against Penn State, the only conference team that had beaten Ohio State this season, the road was not going to be easy.The Buckeyes left Happy Valley anything but happy after getting mauled by the Nittany Lions 79-56, bringing Ohio State to a tie for first place in the conference with No. 2 Michigan State. Ohio State still holds the tiebreaker for seeding in the Big Ten tournament.The Buckeyes (22-6, 13-2 Big Ten) shot just 39 percent overall and 13 percent from 3-point range, while the Nittany Lions (19-9, 9-6 Big Ten) shot 48 percent from the field, and were commanding from beyond the arc, shooting 45 percent.In the head-to-head matchup between Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and Penn State sophomore guard Tony Carr, the conference’s scoring leaders, Carr finished with the upper hand, scoring 30 points off 9-for-15 shooting, including 50 percent from 3. Bates-Diop had just 10 points and five rebounds.Penn State went on a near-four-minute scoring drought, but went on a 15-3 run with 1:30 left in the first half to go up 40-19. The first half came to an end with a full-court pass that was caught by Carr on the baseline, who made the layup and the subsequent and-1 to give Penn State the 45-21 halftime lead. It was the largest first-half deficit Ohio State has faced all season.Ohio State began to show some life around the middle of the second half. Trailing by 30 points, the Buckeyes went on an 18-4 run to bring the game to 58-42 with 10:37 left to play. The game got off to a rough start for Ohio State. The Buckeyes had four points from freshman center Kaleb Wesson, but he landed awkwardly on his ankle trying to grab a defensive rebound and was forced to leave the game. Wesson returned with 10:50 left in the first half.After the injury, Penn State sprinted to a 12-0 run that included Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann getting hit for a technical foul for arguing with the referees. Wesson’s four points were the Buckeyes’ only points until junior guard C.J. Jackson made a layup with 13:31 left in the first half. Penn State guard Tony Carr responded immediately with a 3 to bring the Nittany Lion lead to 17-6.