Ocean City Police Activity Report for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

first_imgOctober 4, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 85Motor Vehicle Stops: 29Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 28Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant, 400 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 3:45amTheft, 400 block West Ave., at 11:18am October 2, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 95Motor Vehicle Stops: 28Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 26Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 58th Street, one in custody, at 12:50amWarrant, 2300 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 4:46amMotor vehicle accident, 13th St. & Simpson Ave., at 7:45amCDS, 1400 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 1:07pmBurglary, 5500 block Simpson Ave., at 1:18pmCDS, 400 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:11pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department September 30, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 106Motor Vehicle Stops: 32Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 39Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:32amMotor vehicle accident, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 12:11pmWarrant, 800 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 1:30pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 2:17pmTheft, Coolidge Rd., at 3:51pmWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 9:21pm October 3, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 78Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 20Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 10:42amFraud, 1200 block Asbury Ave., at 12:40pmCriminal mischief, 400 block Asbury Ave., at 5:27pmThreats, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 5:55pmTheft, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 8:39pm October 1, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 94Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 34Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsFraud, 600 block West Ave., at 12:49pmTheft, 100 block Haven Ave., at 3:39pmWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 3:40pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 4:30pm September 28, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 95Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 26Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 18 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & Central Ave., at 12:13pmDisorderly conduct, Newcastle Rd., at 5:55pmDomestic violence, 800 block Wesley Ave., at 10:58pm September 29, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 86Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 36Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 1 EMS callsTheft, 12th Street, at 10:24amHarassment, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 7:00pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESSeptember 28 – October 4, 2014Calls for Service: 641Daily Average: 91last_img read more

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Supreme Court Historical Society to gather in Boca

first_img May 15, 2002 Regular News Supreme Court Historical Society to gather in Boca Supreme Court Historical Society to gather in Bocacenter_img The 20th annual meeting of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is scheduled for May 20 in Boca Raton in conjunction with The Florida Bar Annual Meeting. The historical society meeting will take place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, in Estate Ballroom 1, at 10 a.m.Among the items on the meeting agenda is a vote on two revisions to the organization’s articles of incorporation proposed by society trustees. A recommended revision to Article V.1 would allow the society to have one or more vice presidents (rather than a single vice president), and a proposed change to Article X would make the language gender-neutral.Tallahassee lawyers W. Dexter Douglass, the Historical Society’s president, will review the organization’s accomplishments during the past year, as well as anticipated future activities.All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.In addition, the Historical Society will have an exhibit table at the Bar’s Annual Meeting detailing the group’s programs and its plans for preserving Florida’s judicial history and educating the public.last_img read more

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SA allocates R500m for black farmers

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma gets into the spiritof the occasion, at the handing overof 85 new tractors to small-scale farmers in Mpumalanga province (Image: The Presidency) MEDIA CONTACTS • Noncedo VutulaDept Agriculture, Chief director, communication and information+27 12 319 7348 or +27 82 523 4904RELATED ARTICLES • Congo welcomes SA farmers • Food production up in Africa • Farming in the heart of Joburg • Bumper maize crop for SAJanine ErasmusThe first handover of hi-tech equipment to black farmers, under the R500-million (US$65.3-million) government-driven Masibuyele Emasimini programme, took place in mid-June in Mpumalanga province.Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson and President Jacob Zuma were on hand to witness a number of small-scale farmers of Marapyane village taking delivery of 85 new tractors.The vehicles were distributed to all three districts of the province – Ehlanzeni, Gert Sibande and Nkangala.Mpumalanga MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration, Meshack Malinga, was also in attendance.The Masibuyele Emasimini tractor mechanisation programme is a four-year initiative aimed at addressing the ongoing problem of food security and sustainable livelihoods – but instead of providing mere garden implements the department has decided to make a more substantial investment. An initial allotment of R100-million ($13.1-million) is to be followed by an amount of R50-million ($6.5-million) to each of the country’s nine provinces.Through the scheme, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries aims to encourage black citizens back into the agricultural sector. At least 10 500 farmers are expected to benefit.Improving food securityAbout 14-million South African households face uncertain futures because of food insecurity, and more than 2-million others have already felt the effects. With the new equipment, small-scale and subsistence farmers will increase their output and ensure their families’ wellbeing. They will also be more competitive in the domestic and, hopefully, the international market.The National African Farmers’ Union has been calling for government to take this step for many years, but with no luck, until now.Zuma has endorsed the programme, which will be implemented in the provinces of Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal within the next two years and will then roll out to the rest of the country.“The issue of rural development and land reform is very high up on government’s agenda,” said Joemat-Pettersen, “as there are some real opportunities in the way of decent jobs and entrepreneurship. The state is committed to affording all players in this sector sufficient support and infrastructure.”She added that transformation was an ongoing priority, and that her department was supporting black farmers and encouraging their development into key players in the sector – although the experience and importance of white farmers, who have traditionally been the county’s agricultural mainstay, will not be overlooked. They too will receive governmental support.Joemat-Pettersen said that the Masibuyele Emasimini initiative was aligned with government’s goal of improving service delivery during 2010, and helping communities to achieve a better standard of living.Millennium Development GoalsChair of the Parliamentary committee on agriculture, forestry and fisheries Mlungisi Johnson said the initiative also fell into line with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, which aimed to halve worldwide poverty by 2014, among other ambitions.According to Buanews, the government’s news service, various private sector companies have expressed interest in contributing to the scheme.US department store chain Walmart would like to develop a mentorship programme and a model for market access to its outlets, and South Africa’s Old Mutual has pledged R10-million ($1.3-million). Major bank Nedbank has set up an agricultural fund to the tune of R6-million to support local farming projects.Joemat-Pettersen said that private-public partnerships would be of tremendous benefit to South Africa as it works to develop its agricultural sector.last_img read more

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The Growing Importance of Data Security for IoT

first_imgTags:#cybersecurity#IoT Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Recent news has pointed to the increasing popularity of human microchipping in Sweden. Within the past three years, thousands have opted to insert a microchip underneath their skin that carries all sorts of personal information, ranging from credit card details to digital house keys to gym passes.For the 3,000 Swedes who’ve opted for the chip, the ability to use their own bodies, rather than keys or cards, is a revolution in convenience. For the IoT world, it’s a different kind of revolution. No longer is the Internet of Things the exclusive domain of things; it now includes living, breathing human beings.IoT has become–quite literally–an inextricable part of every aspect of our personal lives. While that’s part of the beauty and fascination of modern technological advancement, it’s also a cause for concern when it comes to data sharing and potential security breaches.With the increasing involvement of IoT in our personal lives, it isn’t enough to tell consumers to read the fine print. Those on the production side–developers and tech companies–and perhaps, eventually, policymakers, need to be responsible for ensuring that the IoT ecosystem is genuinely safe and secure for users.Certainly, there are lots of benefits to our increasingly connected, data-driven world, ranging from the personalization of online content to assistance for refugees. But before we rush to integrate anything–whether human being or ordinary household device–into the Internet of Things, we need to assess potential security risks and adapt the new technology accordingly.Areas for Security ConcernWhile the microchip is the most salient example of the necessity for IoT data protection and privacy, the potential for security risk begins at a far more basic level. Even the most mundane and seemingly harmless household devices gather deeply personal data about users’ day-to-day livesA smart household thermostat, for example, doesn’t just collect data about users’ home temperature preferences. It also collects data about when users are and aren’t home, as well as the number of people living in the household. Likewise, an IoT connected car, based on user activity throughout the day, can infer personal information about its users, such as where they work, where they live, and what their shopping preferences are.While such opportunities for data collection might seem obvious to those in the tech industry, many consumers, content with the ease and convenience of IoT, don’t realize the extent to which their personal data is analyzed and used.Data Misuse and AbuseEven for consumers who simply don’t mind the legal collection of their personal information, security is still a risk. Companies aren’t just taking advantage of data for innocuous advertising or marketing. Some companies are willing to sell data to individuals or companies who have more harmful intentions. As the United States federal government has acknowledged, the gathering of massive amounts of personal data could be used in ways that reinforce discrimination based on demographic characteristics such as race or disability.This poses particular risk in the housing, employment, credit, and insurance industries, where the collection of private data could make it harder for certain individuals to access the services they need. Companies could also use data to publicly expose information about an individual that that person would rather keep private, such as by sending them targeted content based on illness or financial status. Even when these companies don’t have bad intentions, the careless use or mishandling of personal data can have harmful consequences for individuals.The misuse of consumer data extends beyond the individual, too, with dire consequences for society at large. We saw how, in Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, user data was abused for political purposes, wielding a dangerous amount of influence over public opinion as a result.These risks aren’t just applicable to social media or apps. User data collected by any IoT connected device could be used for similarly nefarious purposes if it gets into the wrong hands.IoT Security Hacks and VulnerabilitiesEven when companies use consumer data responsibly, hacks and security breaches can result in data theft and misuse. IoT security company Senrio recently revealed just how easy it is for hackers to access consumer data through the IoT devices of large companies. Companies often have hundreds or thousands of IoT devices, which makes it difficult to monitor them, install updates, and check for bugs. A hacker can infiltrate an entire network, and steal consumer data in the process, just by accessing a single webcam. In other words, connecting so many IoT devices to a single network is like putting all your eggs in one (highly vulnerable) basket.Hackers can misuse and tamper with consumer data by hacking personal devices, too. Home assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa, are particularly notorious for opening up windows for intrusion into people’s personal lives.As medical devices join home assistants and smart home appliances as part of the Internet of Things, data security becomes even more important. The hacking of certain medical devices can pose a physical threat to the very same individuals those devices are designed to help. A 2017 report from CNN reveals the particularly dangerous example of cardiac devices at St. Jude’s hospital, which had vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to drain the devices’ battery or administer incorrect shocks. Owlet’s 2016 wifi baby heart monitor, which was similarly vulnerable to hackers, further highlights the growing necessity to assess all possible security vulnerabilities before the release and sale of a product.IoT security also becomes increasingly urgent as companies like Tesla and Waymo race to make self-driving cars the way of the future. The lack of a human driver isn’t the only safety risk. Ensuring protection against hackers, who could potentially direct a car off the road or into a crash, is an even more critical concern.How to Protect Against IoT VulnerabilityThis isn’t just a bunch of old-fashioned paranoia or technophobia. Professionals are also worried about the security vulnerability brought by an increasingly connected world. Gartner recently predicted that worldwide spending on IoT security will reach $1.5 billion this year. This is a 28 percent increase from spending in 2017, which amounted to $1.2 billion, and it might just be the next lucrative opportunity for the cybersecurity industry.In my view, effective threat prevention is threefold. First, companies and individuals alike can make use of third-party providers for IoT device protection, rather than leaving security in the hands of device manufacturers alone. Cybersecurity companies like Imperva, which specializes in data security and breach prevention, are not only helping companies protect against traditional software threats, but are also working to detect and prevent detrimental IoT hacks. As third-party companies emerge to tackle the threats in the IoT sector, consumers no longer need to depend on device developers to ensure their online security.Second, the production side, and not just the consumer, needs to take more responsibility in securing personal data. Companies that handle this data should themselves take preventative measures against hacking and data theft, and they need to make sure they sell the data only to companies that are reputable and thoroughly vetted for security.At the same time, companies should be very clear and explicit with their customers about exactly how their data is being collected and used. That means no lengthy or difficult-to-read terms and conditions, and no deliberately vague or misleading language.On the policy side, lawmakers need to take steps to ensure that those who develop IoT products, or who otherwise make use of the corresponding data, will not mishandle consumer information. This could range from increased laws for assessing the security of products before their release, to increased punishments for violation.There’s still a long way to go with IoT security and, unfortunately, precautions are rarely taken until disaster strikes. But it’s urgent that we figure out how to harness all the benefits and conveniences that IoT brings while minimizing the potential for harm. That way, consumers will no longer have to compromise security for convenience. Related Posts Roberta Rottigni Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutions Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Roberta Rottigni is a tech blogger. Born in Italy but adopted by Israel, she loves writing, traveling, and learning about innovative, tech-related trends. She doesn’t leave the house without a good book in her bag! last_img read more

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Lyceum stays unbeaten, cruises to 10th straight win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Lyceum lost hold of its 17-point lead, 71-54 in the third quarter as Laurenz Victoria and Leo Gabo willed Mapua to get to as close as six late in the game.Robinson said that it’s something his team needs to work on as the Pirates gear up for tougher foes ahead.“That’s the challenge for us. If we want to stay on top, there’s a lot of responsibilities that come with it. We’re the barometer. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for us that any team can beat us if we let our guards down,” he said.Gabo paced Mapua (1-9) with 21 points and five assists, while Christian Buñag had 18 markers and 14 rebounds in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next CJ Perez paced the Pirates with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino got 19 markers, six boards, and two dimes.MJ Ayaay and Ralph Tansingco both chimed in 10 points apiece in Lyceum’s 10th straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCoach Topex Robinson, though, was dissatisfied with how his side reacted to the Cardinals’ challenge, as the cellar dwellers gave the Pirates everything they could handle.“I guess we didn’t play our usual game. We didn’t honor the game and it almost backfired on us. Credit to coach Atoy (Co) for preparing his team well for us,” the youthful mentor said. View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cupcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lyceum didn’t look like it missed a beat as it sustained its hot streak to the second round of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 96-90 victory over Mapua Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LYCEUM 96 – Perez 22, Jc. Marcelino 19, Ayaay 10, Tansingco 10, Caduyac 8, Pretta 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Liwag 5, Nzeusseu 5, Marata 3, Baltazar 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Santos 0.MAPUA 90 – Gabo 21, Buñag 18, Victoria 16, Aguirre 11, Nieles 9, Orquina 7, Pelayo 6, Raflores 2.Quarters: 20-21, 48-43, 73-58, 96-90. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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10 months agoNewcastle owner Ashley confident sale date can be met

first_imgNewcastle owner Ashley confident sale date can be metby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United owner Mike Ashley is growing confident of completing the club’s sale before the New Year.The Daily Star says the legal team at law firm Walker Morris, who are working on the sale with Peter Kenyon, have been told that all Christmas leave has been cancelled.It suggests that both parties have thrashed out a deal in principle and are now working on the finer details in readiness for a takeover within the next few weeks.Ashley has publicly stated he wants to sever his links with the club he’s owned for the past 11 years.And the buyers too are keen to get their feet under the table as soon as possible.That is music to the ears of Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, who knows his January spending plans could depend on the sale of the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Big Ten Network Ranks The Top 100 Players In The Conference

first_imgJ.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a passl during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium.BLOOMINGTON, IN – AUGUST 31: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a passl during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Big Ten Media Days are currently taking place in Chicago this week, meaning the offseason is finally over, the preseason is here and the season is soon to come. In anticipation of the start of the 2016 season, the Big Ten Network has ranked the top 100 players in the conference. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Michigan State has the most players in the top 100. There are 15 Spartans in BTN’s top 100, one more than Ohio State. Here are the teams with the most players in the top 100:Michigan State – 15Ohio State – 14Michigan, Nebraska – 10 Penn State, Iowa – 9The top 10 players in the conference:10. TE Jake Butt, Michigan. Arguably the best tight end in the nation, Butt hauled in 51 passes for 654 yards and three scores last season, and should be even better for an exceptional Wolverine offense. 9. OL Dan Feeney, Indiana. This guy is a powerful force at the point of attack, he plays with a defensive mentality, and he’s a flat-out nasty. 8. LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern. Only three players in the nation had more tackles for loss (20.5) a season ago, and only two players in the Big Ten registered more tackles (122). 7. LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State. A likely future All-American and first-round selection, McMillan is a classic linebacker who can play with power and speed. 6. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State. A freakish athlete, Barkley set the Penn State freshman rushing record (1,076 yards), all while missing two games and receiving one carry in the season opener. 5. DB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan. He defended 20 passes last season to emerge as one of the nation’s premier shutdown corners. 4. DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State. A dominant interior lineman with a knack for making huge plays, McDowell will anchor what should be an outstanding Michigan State defense in 2016. 3. DB/LBJabrill Peppers, Michigan. Cornerback. Safety. Linebacker. Even receiver. It doesn’t matter where No. 5 lines up, he’s a supreme talent who’s as “much-watch” as anyone in the nation. 2. DB Desmond King, Iowa. The reigning Jim Thorpe winner set a school record with eight interceptions last season, and enters the season as the nation’s top defensive back. 1. QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State. He will be looking to recapture his 2014 form, when he was the top signal-caller in the Big Ten as a redshirt freshman. Barrett is a deadly combination of athletic ability and savvy who is the perfect fit for this offense. And he’s a great leader. You can view the full rankings here.[BTN]last_img read more

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Podcast Deflategate And We Pick An NBA DraftFix Winner

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (May 13, 2015), we look at the fallout from the NFL’s investigation into the deflation of balls during last year’s AFC Championship game, which led to the suspension of Tom Brady and the loss of two draft picks for the New England Patriots. We’ll reveal the final results of our crowdsourcing project to fix the NBA lottery and stop tanking in the league. And we’ll discuss our significant digit of the week, which covers mental health and college athletes.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss in this week’s show:The FiveThirtyEight staff dissects the Deflategate report.Benjamin Morris looks at what would have happened if Tom Brady had missed four games every year.Why the loss of draft picks hurts the Patriots more than the loss of Brady.Our fix-the-NBA-draft crowdsource project: Original Form | First Update | Weird Ideas | Finalists.Significant Digit: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among college athletes. Read Kate Fagan’s ESPN The Magazine article on Madison Holleran here. Hot Takedown Embed Code If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Indianapolis to host Big Ten football championship game

The Big Ten conference announced Sunday that the inaugural Big Ten football championship game will be held in Indianapolis. After considering proposals from Indianapolis and Chicago, the conference’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors unanimously decided to play the first four editions of the Big Ten championship game, including the inaugural title game in December, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Lucas Oil Stadium, an indoor facility that can accommodate 63,000 spectators for football games, features an artificial playing surface. Chicago’s Soldier Field, the Windy City venue vying to host the title game, is an open-air stadium that holds 63,000 fans and features a natural grass field. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said the Big Ten considered weather and the comfort of the venues when choosing Lucas Oil Stadium. “We know the weather changes (in the Midwest) in November,” Delany said. “The idea was that, you know, we could get consistency for planning for both teams if you knew the weather was gonna be pretty consistent. I would say it’s a fan aspect as well as a player’s aspect.” Five Buckeyes, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. Former coach Jim Tressel resigned as OSU’s coach May 30. Delany would not comment on whether he thought Ohio State would be eligible for December’s title game, but he did say OSU’s situation was difficult. “It’s disappointing for (OSU) to be where it is,” Delany said. “Nobody can feel good about it. It’s not easy for Ohio State. It’s not easy for the Big Ten, but I have tremendous confidence in that program to be resilient, and to do the right thing and to re-establish themselves. For now, all we can do is wait for the facts to develop.” The conference also announced that men’s and women’s Big Ten basketball tournaments will be held jointly at Chicago’s United Center, Indianapolis’ Conseco Fieldhouse and the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for the next four years. Chicago will host the men’s tournament in 2012–13 and 2014–15, and Indianapolis will host the men’s event in 2013–14 and 2015–16. “Conseco (Fieldhouse) is not as big a stadium as the United Center, but it is one of the best stadiums in the country,” Delany said. “They do a heck of a job in Chicago, but, you know, Indianapolis, starting around 1980, has made this great commitment to not only amateur sports, but collegiate sports. They do a great job of hosting our fans.” The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the Sears Centre Arena in 2013 and 2015. read more

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Baseball Lonsway and Cherry help lead to Ohio States 75 win against

Ohio State redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway (11) throws a pitch in the Buckeyes’ game against Hawaii on March 23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorSeth Lonsway had begun a trend through his first five starts of the season. In each of his odd-numbered outings, the redshirt freshman had allowed one run, striking out 25 in 16.1 innings of work. However, in his second and fourth start of the year, control became the issue, walking eight and allowing 10 earned runs in six innings pitched. But coming out for his sixth start of the year, the odd-numbered mentality continued, as Lonsway helped Ohio State (13-10) to its fifth straight win, a 7-5 victory against Hawaii (9-14) on Saturday. Lonsway recorded his second straight start of at least six innings of work, allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks. The redshirt freshman struck out nine, his most in a game since March 1. “His breaking ball’s nasty, when he is able to utilize it, he’s going to be tough because the fastball has a little life,” Beals said.For Lonsway, he said his approach is to not overthink things on the mound, using his three-pitch arsenal to get hitters out in a consistent fashion. “I try and be as consistent as possible,” Lonsway said. “We are figuring some things out and trying to be better than the previous start, not trying to do too much on the mound, but trying to command all three pitches and establishing first-pitch strikes.” Despite facing Hawaii redshirt junior pitcher Dylan Thomas, the former first-team All-Big West member as a closer, Ohio State’s offense, which has scored 12 runs and 19 hits in the previous two games against the Rainbow Warriors, continued its hot streak. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry gave the Buckeyes their first run of the game in the fourth, hitting a first-pitch fastball well over the center field wall for his sixth home run of the season. Cherry recorded two hits in three at bats for the Buckeyes, recording his 20th and 21st RBIs of the season. However, his first at bat did not go as planned. Watching four or five sliders, he struck out. But he knew what Thomas would use in his second at bat, taking advantage on the home run to center. “Wasn’t really sitting on it, but it looked really good and put a good swing on it,” Cherry said.  The Buckeyes continued their rally, with junior first baseman Conner Pohl and sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler each recording a single, advancing to second and third, respectively, after a throwing error by Hawaii redshirt sophomore left fielder Daylen Calicdan. Ohio State freshman center fielder Nolan Clegg drove both in, hitting a single to left field, extending the Buckeyes’ lead to 3-0. Despite allowing two runs in the top of the inning, the Ohio State offense was not done, recording four runs on five hits and an error before recording an out in the fifth, chasing Thomas from the game. Thomas allowed seven runs, five earned, in four-plus innings of work, giving up 11 hits and striking out six in his third loss of the season. “I thought it was big for us to beat [Thomas],” Beals said. “They feel like this is the way to use them and we were able to beat their best guy, bodes well for us heading into tomorrow’s game.”  Hawaii began to chip away at its deficit in the sixth inning, adding one run on a single by junior second baseman Jack Kennelly. But Lonsway forced a flyout to shortstop, stranding runners on second and third. In the fifth inning, Rainbow Warriors shortstop Maaki Yamazaki reached after Lonsway overthrew Pohl at first base, advancing to third and scoring the first run of the game on a ground out by junior second baseman Jack Kennelly. After Hawaii freshman center fielder Scotty Scott hit a double and Calicidan added a single, the Rainbow Warriors cut its deficit to one after a wild pitch by Lonsway, scoring Scott from third. In relief of Lonsway, junior pitcher Joe Gahm allowed two runs in the seventh inning on a walk and two singles in the seventh inning. For Cherry, the offensive consistencies for Ohio State is more than just putting up as many runs on the board as the team can. It’s about making the Buckeyes’ pitching staff more comfortable on the mound, allowing them to pitch with the lead. “Pitching with a lead is a lot easier than pitching in a tie game or a close game,” Cherry said. “If we can put runs on the board and play good defense, it should give pitchers a lot more confidence to go out there and throw strikes, stay relaxed and enjoy themselves too.” Ohio State will end its four-game series against Hawaii at Bill Davis Stadium Sunday at 1:05 p.m. read more

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