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ICT sector will continue to advance in 2018

first_imgThe Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector will continue to advance and evolve with the Government’s commitment to accelerating the country’s assimilation of new technologies in business and daily life.The ICT hub in Bamia, LindenFinance Minister Winston Jordan, during his presentation of the 2018 Budget in the National Assembly on Monday, explained that the Administration’s focus would be on completing the liberalisation process in the telecommunications sector.According to Minister Jordan, the ICT sector has been transforming traditional sectors such as transport, security, health and education.“Government is keen on having the benefits of a competitive ICT industry being passed on to the consumer in the form of improved services, added coverage, and reduced cost. Additionally, we will be working to further develop the requisite infrastructure to support such a transformation. Our interventions, going forward, will be guided by our National ICT Strategy, which will be finalised in 2018,” Minister Jordan outlined.The foundation was laid for the full operationalisation of the Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) – an ICT finishing school geared to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The building that will house the Centre was completely refurbished and furnished and in 2018, more than 100 students are expected to graduate from the Centre with advanced education in network security. More than $140 million has been allocated to support the CEIT in the new year, the Finance Minister told the National Assembly.It was also noted that capacity building remains a priority for the Administration since innovation was critical to supporting transformative growth.In 2016, “We started nurturing the talent of our local community by hosting events such as Hackathons and CodeSprints. These have been a success, with the eventual winners of the latter developing a practical Agricultural Commodities Trade Exchange that will be employed by the Ministry of Agriculture,” Minister Jordan said.The Finance Minister said that the recently-concluded Hackathon required participants to create a software or mobile application that catered to the management of rates and taxes and reporting for municipalities and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). While still in the early stages, the Government anticipates the application developed by the winners will be put to good use.last_img read more

At last! Five reasons for Man United fans to be positive: new signings, Van Gaal and more

first_imgManchester United fans have certainly had better weeks, but it’s still early days as the 2014/15 season has yet to enter September.Take a look at five reasons for Red Devils fans to stay positive, by clicking through the gallery above.Share your thoughts on the situation at Old Trafford by leaving a comment below… 6 5. New signings (including arguably Real Madrid’s best player – A common criticism of United last season was their lack of ideas, with the creative burden left largely to Wayne Rooney. While Rooney notched up 10 league assists, his closest five contenders managed a mere 15 between them. Fans will be hopeful of their new signings’ ability to solve this problem. New record signing Di Maria managed more assists last season (17) than any other player in La Liga and many fans will remember his run to set-up Gareth Bale’s deciding goal in the Champions League Final. With Ander Herrera adding a much-needed spark to the midfield and Juan Mata looking more settled, last season’s predictable approach could soon be a thing of the past. 6 6 1. No distractions in the pursuit of Premier League points – This time last year, who honestly could predicted how close Liverpool would come to winning the league? With no European football, an early League Cup exit and thus fewer matches to play than their rivals, Liverpool were able to focus fully on the Premier League and made an unlikely tilt for the title. Once European fixtures begin next month, the games will come thick and fast for United’s rivals. Without having to worry about resting players for European ties, United are in a position to emulate their arch rivals and focus on domestic success without distraction. Glory glory Man United? Click the arrow on the right to see why good times really could be around the corner again for Manchester United – New manager Louis Van Gaal, fresh from taking an ordinary Netherlands side to third place in the World Cup, had United flourishing. Their free-flowing, attacking football led to an unbeaten pre-season, culminating in a win over arch-rivals Liverpool in the International Champions Cup in Miami. Fast forward two weeks and the tables have turned. With injuries already stacking up, United have stuttered to just one point in their opening two league fixtures against Swansea and Sunderland. Then the Red Devils’ season hit an early low when a shock 4-0 loss to League 2 side MK Dons put them out of the Capital One Cup. Will last season’s mediocrity turn out to be more than a one-off or can they turn it around and reclaim a place in next season’s Champions League? Here we present five reasons Manchester United fans shouldn’t start to panic… yet. 4. Louis van Gaal’s track record of success – United’s new manager admitted in pre-season that he has traditionally “struggled in the first three months” at a new club and history seems to be repeating itself. When Van Gaal took the reins at Bayern Munich in 2009, his team lost each of their first three Bundesliga games, with criticism building from inside and outside the club. Despite this slow start, Bayern ended the season as Bundesliga champions, German Cup winners and Champions League finalists. Similarly, in the 1998/99 season under Van Gaal, Barcelona lay in 10th place in La Liga after 14 games, yet ended the season as champions. The evidence is there – if anyone can turn this slow start around, Van Gaal is that man. 3. Players returning from injury – The injuries have stacked up for United so far with important figures like Robin van Persie, Johnny Evans and Michael Carrick, plus new faces Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera all having missed games through injury. With several senior figures players leaving in the summer, United have been hit particularly hard by this injury crisis in defence and midfield. While the emergence of central defender Tyler Blackett has been one positive, Van Gaal will be looking forward to the return of more experienced players, allowing him to play a settled 11. 2. United’s history of coming on strong – Manchester United have made their fair share of slow starts in the Premier League era, often playing catch up with the leaders as Christmas approached. The legendary 1998/99 season ended in treble glory, but did you know United began the season by losing the Charity Shield 3-0 to Arsenal, before drawing their first two league games against Leicester City and West Ham? More recently in 2007/08, United were in 17th place after picking up just two points from their first three games, yet finished the season as both domestic and European Champions. Fans will hope that as this season progresses, United can hit form and put these poor opening weeks behind them, as has been the case in the past. 6 6 6last_img read more

Letterkenny announced as new Garda divisional headquarters

first_imgLetterkenny Garda Station has been confirmed as the new Headquarters of An Garda Síochána for the Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim division.The change was announced as part of the Garda restructuring programme under a new Operating Model.The new model will see Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim amalgamated into a North Western Region. The significant restructuring has already begun on a phased basis, but counties in the border region are not expected to see any significant change until further clarity is available on Brexit.Commissioner Drew Harris said that the new Operating Model will deliver more resources to divisions and improve on criminal investigations.Commissioner Harris said: “It will deliver increased Garda visibility in communities, as well as more localised services.“Resources will be strongly focused on community policing. Chief Superintendents and Superintendents will be empowered to make decisions on how policing is best delivered within their Divisions while working to a corporate framework. Superintendents will be located throughout the Divisions and will be supported by additional Sergeants and Inspectors. “In addition, our new Operating Model will enhance the investigation of crime through the delivery of a greater range of specialised services in local areas such as the investigation of sexual crime, domestic violence, cyber crime, and economic crime.“Each Division will be provided with a Detective Superintendent who along with trained investigators in specialist areas will be responsible for local crime investigation. Complex or highly technical crimes will generally be dealt with at national level.”Letterkenny announced as new Garda divisional headquarters was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Land Animals Can Raft Across Oceans

first_imgA research study about floating plastic debris illustrates how animals can cross oceans on floating rafts.It’s a huge worry: plastic waste floating in the ocean is harming whales, dolphins and other sea creatures. But it can also serve as a transportation system for small animals. A press release from the University of Florida explains how various species can hitch a ride on barnacles and mussels that are able to fasten onto slick plastic bottles.University of Florida researchers discovered that diverse communities of rafting animals can inhabit even the smoothest pieces of plastic debris if barnacles step in first to create complex habitat, similar to trees in a rainforest or corals in a reef. That means plastics could better transport foreign species across oceans than previously believed, said Mike Gil, who, as a doctoral candidate at UF, led the study published Jan. 27 in Scientific Reports.A new worry is that invasive species can migrate to distant coastlines and upset local ecologies. While it’s true that animals aren’t supposed to do this—and it’s humans’ fault for polluting the seaways—the researchers recognize that long-distance ocean transport is as old as the hills:Before plastics, rafting communities in the ocean were limited because of a limited number and lifespan of natural floating rafts, like downed trees, seaweed or pumice. Over the last 40 years, however, the amount of oceanic plastic waste has increased at an alarming rate, and the lifespan of these artificial rafts can vastly exceed that of natural rafts.Very large rafts can be made by tsunamis, volcanoes, or other natural phenomena. Researchers studied barnacle-infested plastic waste coming from an estimated “1.5 million tons of floating debris deposited into the Pacific Ocean during the Tōhoku tsunami, which took place in Japan on March 11, 2011.”Natural rafts (e.g., wood, pumice and marine vegetation) are generally characterized by low or patchy abundance, limited longevity, and relatively high habitability, due to high surface rugosity, structural complexity, and biodegradability. Historically, natural rafts provided the only opportunities for rafting dispersal, leading to infrequent or episodic oceanic dispersal events.The authors are rightly concerned about the vastly increased rafting surface area provided by plastic trash. But whether a floating raft is natural or artificial, they recognize that anything clinging to a large-enough raft floating in a prevailing current might be able to establish a foothold on a distant continent. Over thousands of years, a significant amount of rafting could occur even if episodic or infrequent.Secular scientists recognize the ability of floating rafts to distribute life around the world. While they need this idea to get old-world monkeys to South America, creationists can appeal to the same process to explain some species becoming globally distributed after the Flood. What’s fair for the evolutionist is fair for the creationist. Some creation geologists expect large floating “islands” of vegetation surviving after the Flood, as well as land bridges from lower sea levels. Birds can also transport eggs and seeds of some creatures over long distances. (Visited 226 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mending inequality one book at a time

first_imgThe Intsomi Project brings literacy education into the home by making books and other useful resources available to workers at Rhodes University and their children.The Intsomi Project brings families and communities together through reading. (Image: Brand South Africa)Hunter Nestadt“Since joining the Intsomi Project in 2015, I have discovered the joy of reading with my child. My daughter and I have so much fun reading together. When you find a story you enjoy together, it’s like magic. My little girl now insists on a bedtime story every night,” said Lush Mhleli, one of the first participants in the Intsomi Project.Forming an integral part of the Vice Chancellors Education Initiative, the Intsomi Project founded at Rhodes University has already had a profound impact on the lives of many families.It was originally aimed towards the workers of Rhodes and their children but due to its success, it has spread to the greater community. By showing how important Home Literacy Programmes (HLPs) can be in a child’s education, the Intsomi Project brings education into the home, in a fun and interactive way.Intsomi parents express great pleasure at the positive outcomes of the Intsomi Project. (Image: Intsomi Parents Grahamstown, Facebook)The isiXhosa word, intsomi directly translates to “traditional story”, which is an appropriate name as the project focusses on the importance of reading in a child’s education.By allocating children books according to their age groups, the programme is made personal to each participant, which makes a positive result more likely.Split into three different packs that are collected from the Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE) offices on a weekly basis, the books vary considerably as the student progresses through the programme. Books are written in English and isiXhosa.A pink shweshwe bag is given to children between the ages of zero and five. This contains six books. Between the ages of six and nine, children are given a blue bag containing six slightly more complex books. The final stage is aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 13, where the content’s complexity increases.Radio packages contribute to the Intsomi Project spreading further than just the workers at Rhodes University and into the greater community. (Image: Intsomi Parents Grahamstown, Facebook)Due the enthusiasm of the participants and a small group of Rhodes students, Intsomi has spread further than what was previously expected. Radio and television coverage have made the material widely accessible to the greater Grahamstown community.Another participant, Siphokazi Yako, said: “The children in my home love the books I bring home to read. It’s a great way of spending time together and they all join in now, even the ones that were shy in the beginning. It is also helping them with their language skills at school where they have to learn in English.”It is in projects like Intsomi that we find hope for a future where there is equal access to education for all in South Africa.Source: Grocott’s MailWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

2016 BRICS summit food contractor fined

first_imgThe Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) on Tuesday directed the Goa Director General of Police(DGP) to impose an appropriate penalty on local caterers — M/s Amonkar Classic Caterers — for having provided unhygienic food to the police personnel on duty during the 2016 BRICS Summit, which was hosted in the State.In its order, the GSHRC has also asked the DGP to ensure that the personnel deployed for any pre-planned event are not overburdened and that sufficient rest is given to them to avoid health problems. The State government has been further directed to strictly follow the circular issued on July 31 last year pertaining to welfare measures for the police personnel and to comply with the suggestions made by the Chief Secretary on the issue submitted to the High Court last year.On October 14, 2016, Advocate Aires Rodrigues in his complaint to the GSHRC,said that the contract for a whopping ₹51, 60,000 was given to the caterers without a proper tender for supply of food to police personnel posted on duty for the BRICS summit and that the contract was sub-let to a roadside contractor who cooked substandard food in most unhygienic condition.Adv. Rodrigues also stated that despite the GSHRC having more than once reminded the government that police personnel are human beings and should so be treated, the authorities had failed to make any proper arrangements including food, water and toilet facilities for them and had neglected to cater to the basic fundamental and human rights. Pointing out that Article 21 of the Constitution of India provides that every individual has a right to life which includes the right to live with decency and human dignity, the GSHRC in its order has observed that on account of unhygienic food supplied to the police personnel during the 2016 BRICS summit, there was a clear infringement of Article 21 thus violating the basic human rights of the police personnel to live with decency and human dignity.The GHRC on October 18, 2016 had directed that no payments should be released to the caterer.last_img read more

Solo accuses former FIFA President Blatter of grabbing her

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH U.S. forward Alex Morgan has said that Blatter failed to recognize her at the annual award event in 2012,even though she was one of three nominees for the women’s Player of the Year.Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women’s game by wearing tighter shorts. For her career, Solo has made 202 total appearances with the national team, with 153 wins and an international-record 102 shutouts.Solo’s tenure with the national team ended following last year’s Olympics in Brazil, when the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. Afterward, Solo called the Swedish team “cowards” for their defensive style of play.She was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and has not returned.Blatter was suspended from office and banned from soccer for six years following allegations of a widespread corruption scandal that came to light in 2015. Both U.S. and Swiss officials cooperated in the investigation, which is ongoing, and more than 40 people have been indicted.Blatter has also had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women’s game.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding A representative for Solo confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that the report was accurate and said the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team had no further comment on the matter.Blatter could not immediately be reached for comment by the AP, but the embattled former head of soccer’s governing body told the Guardian newspaper: “This allegation is ridiculous.”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 shutoutSolo has been dogged by a number of off-the-field controversies. Notably, a domestic violence case stemming from a 2014 altercation at a family member’s home in Washington state.Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women’s World Cup championship run, allowing just three goals in seven games with five shutouts during the tournament. FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in 2013.In an interview published Friday in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the annual soccer awards event.ADVERTISEMENT Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Australian Camp Diary – Marikki Watego

first_imgFollowing last weekend’s training camp in Queensland, Australian Women’s Open player, Marikki Watego tells us about how the camp went, what the team got up to and how the team is feeling in the lead up to the 2013 Trans Tasman Series.It was the last but definitely one of the most important events on what has been a jam-packed year for Touch Footy; the Open Women’s training camp. In preparation for the Super Trans Tasman Series in 2013, any chance for the team to get together, train and bond as a team, I think is a vital component to walking away with the series in two months’ time. Following my debut in the Trans Tasman series in Mudgee, it was evident that the Kiwis gave us a run for our money and ambushed us with a new hybrid Kiwi-Aussie style of Touch and all credit to them for a competitive series. However, I think in 2013 the Kiwis will face a more finely-oiled machine that is the Australian Open Women’s team. The camp last weekend was only a routine service for this machine to ensure it will be ready for game day come February 2013. The camp kicked off on Saturday 15th in Brisbane with both the Open Women’s and Under 20’s Women’s training at Ballymore. In typical Queensland fashion the weather was as hot as it gets. Most of us lathered up on the sunscreen, some of us not knowing that finger painting it on your face won’t be terribly useful hey Emilee Cherry? But then again, at least Chez wasn’t sporting a ‘Louise Winchester’ singlet tan by the end of the weekend.  After a quick welcome by Belly and introduction to Marto our new manager, we went for warm up. Marto’s warm up was awesome because this kept Oz in check from trying to make us run a cross country before stretches. Karley Banks then took us for some drills, she often suggested watching Dylan Thompson for a few pointers. Sooo Dyl, looks like Touch vids of you will be copping some YouTube hits. The day went pretty quick after that, thanks to a super organised coaching staff who catered to our every need, whether that be a cold sweat towel on the neck, icy cold water in our water bottles and even lunch ready on demand. Our last task for the day was a game against the very skillful Under 20’s Women. The heat, and the fact that there were a lot of sore bodies (from a massive year of Touch) on both teams made the game very tough. They tested every facet of our game and I think it was a great demonstration of mind over matter from our team to play as if none of the external factors had any influence on the task at hand. It was definitely a tiring day but the fun was yet to come. The two day camp was to continue on the Sunshine Coast at Belly’s house which I would like to name ‘Bell Manor’. After a little trek up the coast we finally arrived on the coast and were guided through ‘Bell Manor’ like an episode of MTV Cribs. 14 women and one man in a mansion was a great recipe for team bonding (nothing suss)! The rest of the afternoon was very cruisy but team bonding was at its finest by the end of the night. El capitano Squeeze and the experienced Pete Rogerson were very instrumental in establishing this great time of bonding with some great moments caught on camera. Mrs Hennessey may need to see a professional hairdresser to rectify a little mishap to her lovely locks of hair over the weekend. Sunday was as hot as the day before but ‘Bell Manor’ had some more surprises up its sleeve consisting of kayaking in a bull shark infested canal which was always fun. After the stint of kayaking it was back to business and time to train. We headed off to Belly’s school and trained until midday where the camp concluded. Over all it was a great camp to catch up with the girls, re-run through our game plan and confirm that we were all on the same page. With Belly being happy at where we are at, I think that it’s safe to say we are well on the way to being in peak condition for February 2013. Lastly I would like to say thanks to the TFA High Performance team, Cathy and Wayne for your efforts. A big thank you to Belly and Belly’s family for evacuating the family home to allow for us to stay and also Hayley Rogerson for accommodating some of the girls. Thanks to the guys and girls who came out to give us a run on the Sunny Coast as well. And lastly to Marto, Karley and Belly for such a well organised camp! Related LinksCamp Diary – Marikki Wategolast_img read more

Stars Attend Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer

first_imgHollywood Stands Up To Cancer, presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and chaired by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, took place in Culver City, CA, on Wednesday.Camila and Matthew McConaugheyThe event was hosted by James Corden and featured a performance by John Legend and special guest Common.Among the stars who attended were Robert Downey Jr, Camila and Matthew McConaughey, Eva Mendes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Marg Helgenberger, Dan Bucatinsky, Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban and Stacy Keibler.Between gifts from major donors and ticket sales, more than $16 million was pledged in connection with the 2015 event to fund Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative research including its support of The Jim Toth Sr. Breakthrough Lung Cancer Research Award established last year.Each year, Stand Up To Cancer recognizes one of its generous corporate donors for their support. This year, Co-Founder Katie Couric honored Visionary Donor, MasterCard, which has committed more than $25 million since the formation of SU2C and announced a new donation of $10 million to support SU2C’s innovative cancer research programs. Additionally, a $6 million grant from The Lustgarten Foundation will be combined with funding from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) for a new three-year, international pancreatic cancer dream team with SU2C.The event was produced by Yifat Oren & Associates and Don Mischer Productions in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation.last_img read more

Cold streak stifles Ohio State in loss to Kansas

There are cold streaks and then there’s what happened to the Ohio State men’s basketball team Saturday against Kansas. Trailing by two at halftime, the Buckeyes shot just 25 percent from the field and 11 percent from the 3-point line in the second half, including a stretch of more than 10 minutes in which they didn’t make a field goal. The Buckeyes made four of their first 25 shots in the second half, allowing No. 9 Kansas to pull away for a 74-66 victory against No. 7 OSU. The frigidity of the Buckeyes shooting did not affect Kansas’ Ben McLemore, who many project to be a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Jayhawks’ star redshirt freshman scored 22 points and was one of four Jayhawks to reach double figures. When junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. finally ended another dry spell for the Buckeyes with a jump shot with 2:18 left in the game, the sold-out crowd at the Schottenstein Center let out a sarcastic cheer that was more a release of frustration than a celebration. The Buckeyes, behind junior forward Deshaun Thomas and sophomore guard Shannon Scott put up a battle, but their 16 and 15 points, respectively, weren’t enough for OSU to earn its first quality win of the season. Kansas took control from the opening tip, flustering OSU with full court pressure in the early going. Two 3-pointers from sophomore guard Sam Thompson kept OSU in it, but Kansas overpowered the Buckeyes inside to jump out to an 11-6 lead with 14:37 remaining in the first half. That’s when Scott entered the game and he made his presence immediately felt. After a 3-pointer from Thomas, the sophomore guard drove to his right past two defenders and laid in a tough shot off the glass. He then stole the ensuing inbounds pass and was fouled going to the rim, making one of two free throws. Later in the half, Scott scored seven points in a 14-0 run by the Buckeyes that saw the home team take its first lead of the game, 31-23. But McLemore proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, though. Kansas’ leading scorer hit three 3-pointers in the first half and scored five straight points in the period’s final minute to help give his team a, 37-35 lead at intermission. McLemore led all scorers at half with 13 points, while Scott chipped in 10 and also dished out three assists. Kansas had their way with OSU inside doubling up the Buckeyes, 20-10, on points from the paint in the first half. OSU fought their way back in the second half, though. Thomas, as he’s been known to do, went on a scoring binge, putting in eight points in the second half’s first seven minutes to help knot up the score at 45 with 13:31 left in the game. The crowd rose to its feet, but that’s when the Buckeyes, who shot 46 percent from behind the arc in the first half started their half-long shooting hibernation. OSU missed eight of their first nine 3-point shots in the second half and Kansas jumped out to a 53-48 lead. When sophomore forward Amir Williams banked in a layup with 8:14 remaining to cut the lead to three, it was OSU’s first made field goal in more than 10 minutes and the Jayhawk lead continued to grow. Down double digits with more under two minutes remaining, OSU was forced to foul, but Kansas’ free throw shooting was enough to put the game away. The loss drops the Buckeyes record to 9-2 as Kansas leaves Columbus 10-1. OSU next plays Chicago State next Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more