House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademi

first_img Area:  527 m² Area:  527 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Bekir Ademi, Betim Zeqiri Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBetim Zeqiri OfficeFollowBekir AdemiOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSkopjeMacedoniaPublished on October 09, 2015Cite: “House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademi” 09 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademi Projects Macedonia CopyHouses, Renovation•Skopje, Macedonia Year:  Save this picture!© Andrijana Tilic+ 24 Share photographs:  Andrijana TilicPhotographs:  Andrijana TilicSave this picture!© Andrijana TilicRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The house is situated near the historic district of the Municipality of Chair in the City of Skopje, between the Old Bazaar and Skopje’s Fortress. It is one of four houses in a row, situated in an intense urban context. The house was built in the 60s of the last century, with modest and clear modernistic appearance. Unfortunately, it was in a devastated condition.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicThe four houses were built all at once, with a common constructive system, which meant that any physical intervention was extremely complicated. However, with carefully assorted methods, it was possible to reanimate the house without causing any damage for the neighbors.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicThe structural logic of the house was kept, although reinforcements were made to the bearing elements of the construction, such as main columns, walls and all slabs. In addition, steel construction was added to support extensions on the back side of the house and the roof. All openings were revised and new ones were added, in order to bring more light inside.Save this picture!Section 1-1The basement, once used only for storage, now accommodates a large living room and a dining room completed with kitchen in direct contact with the backyard. A new master bedroom is added on the rooftop, with access to two large terraces with extended views to the old bazaar and Skopje’s cityscape.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicSince the intervention was very obvious and dominant, a new layer of cladding envelopes the house. It creates new levels of interpretation, new micro-climate control and leaves readable the former architectural syntax.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicThis approach represents a possible recipe for revitalization of rich modernistic architectural heritage of Skopje.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicProject gallerySee allShow lessMoscow Urban Forum Announces Diverse List of SpeakersEventOMA to Redesign Washington DC’s RFK Stadium CampusArchitecture News Share Photographs Houses House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir AdemiSave this projectSaveHouse 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademilast_img read more

Courts brace for funding shift

first_imgCourts brace for funding shift Courts brace for funding shift Amy K. Brown Assistant Editor July 1, 2004, may seem like a long way off, but for Florida State Courts Administrator Rob Lubitz, the day is rapidly approaching.Lubitz told members of the Bar’s Family Law Section Executive Council in September that everyone involved in the courts should be aware that this day — the official date the state will assume the lion’s share of funding for Florida’s state court system — is looming on the horizon.“Chief Justice [Harry Lee] Anstead has called this ‘the major challenge to the courts of our time,’ and I don’t think that’s an understatement,” Lubitz said. “This move to state assumption of funding of the court system really has the potential to change how we do business in the courts and really put in jeopardy many of the innovative, progressive things this state has done.”Currently, more than half of the funding for the court system comes from the counties, Lubitz said, but it varies from circuit to circuit.In larger areas like Dade County, it’s a much higher percentage, while in smaller counties, the state already picks up the majority of the tab, he said. However, the courts currently operate on less than 1 percent of the state budget — 0.58 percent, to be exact.“Most of the new programs, most of the innovative programs are funded by the counties,” he said.And those programs face the greatest risk of getting short-changed in the funding process, he said.In 1998, a constitutional amendment known as “Revision 7” was passed that said the state will assume responsibility for the essential elements of the court system. Follow-up legislation was passed in 2000 that defined from a legislative perspective what constituted an essential element — judges and essential staff, juror compensation, reasonable court reporting, services for the disabled, construction of facilities for the Supreme Court and appellate courts, and foreign language interpreters.“If you look at that as the essential elements of the court system, that’s a pretty bare bones court system,” Lubitz said. “If that’s all we get, the court system will look very different July 1, 2004, when this is implemented.”In response, the Supreme Court formed the Trial Court Budget Committee and tasked the 21 members, including representatives from each of the circuits, with formulating a plan to deal with Revision 7. Their first move was to take inventory of all the functions of the courts that were funded by the counties, which they separated into four categories.“The Trial Court Budget Committee feels that we have a great court system, and pretty much everything we have now needs to be funded in some way or another,” Lubitz said. “Everything’s important. . . and ultimately, we want to fund everything. The reality is that might not be the case. You have to set some priorities.“The first priority in the system in the constitution was to determine what the central element in the court system ought to be — what legally and constitutionally we absolutely have to have in order to run a court system. Without funding in these areas, our court system would ostensibly have to shut down. This is the minimum.”The TCBC set out 10 things they felt were absolutely essential: judges and judicial assistants, court administration, case management, court reporting, court interpreting, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, legal aid and legal services to the court, psychological evaluations and expert witnesses ordered by the court, masters/hearing officers, and auxiliary aids and services.“Those are the core things we call essential,” he said. “I think you’ll recognize that a lot of those are specifically related to the work in family court. They have to continue to be in the state court budget and. . . that’s really where we would make our first stand to the legislature that these things have to be done.”The second category the TCBC addressed was “due process elements” — areas not defined as constitutional elements, but areas that are necessary. These include conflict counsel and psychological evaluations ordered by state attorneys and public defenders.“That leaves pretty much everything else,” Lubitz said. “Everything else, the TCBC defined as integrated functions. These are functions that we believe are necessary for providing a modern, responsive, efficient court system, but they don’t rise to the level of essential.”Lubitz said there are four options for dealing with the integrated functions: advocate for them to continue in the court budget; try to move them to another area of the state budget; make them local requirements; or make them local options.The third option — local requirements — is what Lubitz called “the crux of the matter.” Some have argued that everything nonessential can be a requirement, but, constitutionally, local requirements are those functions unique to a particular circuit or locality that meet local demands.The last category of court functions, local obligations, encompasses those few functions counties will be required to maintain funding for — local facilities, technology, and information systems. Uphill Battle At a recent meeting of district court judges, Senate President-designate Jim King, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, on behalf of House Speaker-elect Johnnie Byrd, R-Plant City, gave their perspectives on how the legislature plans to face Revision 7.Sen. King “gave a little bit of a bleak message,” Lubitz said. “Sen. King said that he felt he was facing, in his terms, approximately a $4 billion budget deficit. He indicated that, although he would like to be able to give the courts everything that they want, likely, they’d only be able to fund the essential elements from a state perspective, and that would be a very literal definition of what are essential elements.“He indicated there would probably be lost positions and the hope was that the courts wouldn’t be seriously short-sheeted.”But, Lubitz added, some better news came from Rep. Goodlette.“He basically said we have a great court system, and we don’t want to do anything that harms the court system. We want to continue it,” Lubitz said. “He implied that they were really going to lean on the counties to continue funding, or take funds from the counties to continue funding, the court system.” Getting the Message Out One of the most important duties of the courts this year and next is to formulate and implement a communications and education plan to educate legislators about the implications of Revision 7, Lubitz said. Earlier this year, Chief Justice Anstead formed a communications advisory group made up of court and Bar leaders, including Bar President Tod Aronovitz, former President Terry Russell, and President-elect Miles McGrane, and led by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry, to formulate just such a plan.On September 22 (after this News went to press), in conjunction with a business meeting of the state’s chief judges at the College of Advanced Judicial Studies in St. Petersburg Beach, Perry and Chief Justice Anstead were set to task the chief judges to form Revision 7 communications committees in their home circuits.“The concept of these committees is to bring together key members of the Bar and the community, key business leaders, key criminal justice people, whoever they identify are the real decisionmakers, the movers and shakers in the community, to talk about the importance of the court system,” Lubitz said. “The idea is to energize these people to go out and talk to the legislators about what the courts do in the community.”Evan Marks, treasurer of the Family Law Section Executive Council, asked what the section could do to protect services specific to the family court system.“While I applaud the effort on a global scale to try to get funded, our section and the people we represent don’t want to lose their services,” he said. “I imagine there are similar people in the criminal section, in the probate section, in other sections, that are saying, ‘How do we hold on to our services?’”Lubitz answered that individual advocacy for specific services with the legislature could be effective, but the entire system should be the priority.“I think that if each of the various groups fights for just their piece, then I think we’re in trouble,” he added. “If we get case management in the family area, but we don’t have court administration. . . then the system won’t work. I think if we break into various groups, each clawing for their own piece of it, that could unravel the system.”Bar President Aronovitz, who attended the executive council meeting to make a Dignity in Law presentation, added, “This is such a critically important issue.. . . We need to get excited about this.. . . “We need to get the message out to the legislature that banks aren’t going to be able to go to court to prosecute foreclosures. Landlord/tenant evictions aren’t going to take place. The criminal court justice system is going to really be hindered in its ability to prosecute cases. It’s a very, very frustrating situation.“We all know in our communities members of the House and Senate. It’s really important now, more than ever, that you pick up the phone and call somebody you know. Go have a cup of coffee with them. Explain to them your practice and how you practice law, how you move your cases through the family courts and how our judicial system works, and how vitally important what Rob is talking about is.“If we don’t do it, nobody’s going to do it.” October 1, 2002 Assistant Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Enceladus Pumps Imagination into the Vacuum

first_imgNASA astrobiologists abandon scientific restraint in a naked push to titillate taxpayers for another vain quest to find life beyond Earth.Saturn’s geysering moon Enceladus is interesting enough to deserve a follow-up mission some day without having to call its gas plumes “candy for microbes.” Yet when Saturn scientists went public with ordinary news about chemistry, dressing it up in astrobiological confabulation, the press went nuts – reproducing all the silliness as if on LSD (Life at Saturn Delusions). Just look at the headlines launching their perhapsimaybecouldness index into thin air like firecrackers to get the public to say “Oooo… aaaah” —NASA Missions Provide New Insights into “Ocean Worlds” in Our Solar System (JPL). The press release that started it all: the chemical reaction they think is occurring underneath Enceladus “is at the root of the tree of life on Earth, and could even have been critical to the origin of life on our planet.” This was accompanied by a press briefing with Cassini scientists (see it all on YouTube).Scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn’s moon Enceladus ( “This discovery … heightens the possibility that the ocean of Enceladus could have conditions suitable for microbial life.”Saturn moon ‘able to support life’ (BBC News). Jonathan Amos writes, “Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth.” Note to press: Earth remains the only place in the universe where life is known to exist.Cassini finds final ingredient for alien life in Enceladus’s sea (New Scientist). Leah Crane writes breathlessly, “Enceladus is ripe for life.” Only way down does she quote Chris McKay giving a slight caveat of realism: “Just because a place is suitable for life doesn’t mean that life is present, because we don’t understand the origin of life at all.” So we don’t understand life on Earth, but we imagine it forming by chance on a distant, mostly-frozen moon?Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus ( Mike Wall, a veteran hydrobioscopist, smiles after leaping from water to life: “Enceladus has liquid water, one of the key ingredients required for life as we know it.”Enceladus’ Subsurface Energy Source: What It Means for Search for Life ( Calla Cofield honors astrobiologist Jonathan Lunine, not pointing out that every prediction he made about life on Titan proved false.Icy Moon May Have the Right Stuff to Fuel Life (National Geographic). Michael Greshko pushes up the perhapsimaybecouldness index: “Something hot seems to be churning deep inside an icy moon, and NASA scientists think that it might be enough energy to fuel any hypothetical extraterrestrial life.”Astro Update: All That Life Needs on Enceladus (NASA Astrobiology Magazine). Any surprise that the bored astrobiology community, with nothing to look at to justify their existence, gets excited getting rich with possibility thinking? Sheila E. Gifford says, “If chemical energy is life’s coin and water is life’s marketplace, there may be a swift economy alive and well beneath the icy shell of Saturn’s brightest moon.“Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it’s time for a new mission (The Conversation). David Rothery, a Brit, lets the secret out: NASA wants Americans to dole out tax money for another mission: “For that we will need a purpose-built mission, such as the Enceladus Life Finder (ELF).”For all we know, microbes sent to Enceladus would choke immediately or freeze to death. But who wants to spoil the fun with realism? All this way-over-the-top speculation clearly has one purpose: to get people to support the proposed “Enceladus Life Finder” (ELF) dreamt up by secular materialists who think the public will be just as jazzed by the Poof Spoof as they are. They’re safe. They don’t have to fear falsification, because any trip out there would probably arrive long after all the promoters are retired or dead. And even if ELF fails to find life, they can always say they didn’t look hard enough (as they did at Mars after Viking sent back disappointing results in 1976).Speaking of Mars, Maggie Aderin-Pocock of University College London unveils astrobiologists’ empirical nakedness in this opening to her video clip on the BBC News: “60 years ago we thought that Mars was covered by lush vegetation. OK, and we’ve continued search for life and we haven’t found any.” So after six decades of failure, the public is supposed to invest more of their money in the losers? Here comes her new plug to the public to entice them to keep throwing money at failure: “What’s interesting in this find is that this moon, Enceladus, has the potential for life.” Interesting to whom? Clearly Maggie is interested; from her tone of voice and mannerisms, she’s all excited about the possibility of spending OPM (other people’s money) in hopes of detecting something to fill the vacuum. But lots of things have the potential for life: stars, comets, and the vacuum of space. Anything is possible when you’re speculating. The universe could be filled with Boltzmann Brains for all she knows. No doubt they love Molecular Hydrogen Candy, too.What is this alleged “potential for life” that makes Enceladus the new star of extraterrestrial habitability? Like good public speakers, the Saturn scientists reduced their talking points to three sound bites:Molecular hydrogen (this is the “microbe candy” Aderin-Pocock grins about; microbes “eat it”.)Organics. They’re talking about carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s a stretch to call that “organic” since you breathe it out, not in.An energy source. Everything above absolute zero has energy, so it’s a matter of degree.Lots of places in the universe could meet these criteria. Molecular clouds in the coldness of space, for instance, have molecular hydrogen, organics (carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other poisons), and energy in the form of radiation from stars and supernovas. But why stop at the level of molecules? Why not call atoms the candy of microbes? Why not discuss quarks as building blocks of life? Why not consider asteroid collisions an energy source? Carried to ridiculous extremes, this kind of reasoning could see the “potential for life” in the interiors of stars.The Saturn astrobiologists play another card in the titillation act. Pointing to the abundant life at hydrothermal vents at Earth’s oceans, they assume that if analogous vents form under a presumptive ocean under the Enceladus ice shell, the vents will put out a welcome sign for microbes, bringing a stream of microscopic customers to the Habitability Sale. This is a false syllogism. It’s like saying, “Major premise: Iron is a requirement for skyscrapers. Minor Premise: Mars has iron. Conclusion: Mars has skyscrapers.”No one in Big Science or Big Media seems to notice these logical fallacies. When experts like Chris McKay speak, they seem immune from criticism by reporters:It is the definitive signal for molecular hydrogen in the plumes of Enceladus that Cassini has now confirmed.“If you were a micro-organism, hydrogen would be like candy – it’s your favourite food,” explained Dr Chris McKay, an astrobiologist with the US space agency (Nasa).“It’s very good energetically; it can support micro-organisms in grand style. Finding hydrogen is certainly a big plus; icing on the cake for the habitability argument, and a very tasty one at that.“And yet we don’t see any microbes standing in line at the Space X facility to take trips to molecular clouds in the Milky Way for lifetime supplies of free candy. McKay could test his idea with a simple experiment: bubble hydrogen into sterilized water in a test tube and count the microbes that show up, gobbling up the free candy.The scientific paper that launched this titillation game is published in Science. And yet the paper is very restrained in its speculation. They only thing the authors say refers to some observational facts about Earth microbes – albeit with a pinch of the power of suggestion:This state of disequilibrium is exploited by some forms of life (chemolithotrophs) as a source of chemical energy. One example is microorganisms that obtain energy by using H2 to produce CH4 from CO2 in a process called methanogenesis. Such H2-based metabolisms are used by some of the most phylogenetically ancient forms of life on Earth. On the modern Earth, geochemically derived fuels such as H2 support thriving ecosystems even in the absence of sunlight.Their concluding sentence is also quite restrained:This finding has implications for determining the habitability of Enceladus’ subsurface ocean, although the favorable thermodynamics alone are agnostic as to whether methanogenesis is actually occurring.In the same issue of Science, Jeffrey S. Seewald summarizes the paper, stating only that the find represents “a chemical energy source capable of supporting life.” This kind of restraint gives the perpetrators cover. They can truthfully say ‘we never said there is life there’, all the while knowing what reporters would do with it after the highly-publicized press briefing that gushed all over about the possibility of life.A video clip about “Ocean Worlds” at [email protected] exhibits more empirical restraint, showing possible worlds with liquid water, but not making claims about life. It actually shows how unique Earth is because of its protective magnetic field. The text below the clip, however, engages in the same speculative leap about life like all the other press releases. None of these articles address a pressing problem: how could a tiny moon still be active after billions of years? In a sense, the talk about life is a distraction from that more empirical observation that has the potential to undermine the long ages needed to support the materialists’ origin-of-life speculations.In other Cassini news, the tiny moon Atlas got a new portrait. New Scientist shows the saucer-shaped moon covered in fluffy material, “more subdued” than scientists had expected. “The same gravity that causes all these weird phenomena that we’re seeing on these little moons causes energy to be pumped into some of the larger ones,” says Richard Terrile, using the opportunity to push astrobiology again. “And that energy can create under-ice oceans, maybe even habitable zones.” So is gravity being added to the list of ‘building blocks of life’?Update 4/17/17: The Hubble Space Telescope has possibly detected another vapor plume emanating from Jupiter’s moon Europa. used the opportunity to push astrobiology again: “A huge ocean of liquid water sloshes beneath Europa’s icy shell, making the 1,900-mile-wide (3,100 km) moon one of the solar system’s best bets to host alien life,” Mike Wall writes, adding, “(Many astrobiologists rank Europa and Saturn’s geyser-blasting, ocean-harboring moon Enceladus as the top two such candidates.)”Cassini is a grand mission, a superb achievement, rich in discovery and engineering successes. The scientists and engineers who built, launched, and navigated this bus-sized craft deserve the world’s grateful respect for bringing a beautiful planet home. Tragically, the mission is being tarnished by worthless excursions from AdventureLand to FantasyLand. But it’s nothing new. It went on constantly the 14 years I was at JPL as a bit player on the Cassini team. So who got punished for trying to bring a little scientific realism into the discussion? Well, I’m not working there any more, if that’s a clue.Titillation about life is unscientific and unnecessary. I offer a better way to interest the public in solar system exploration while maintaining scientific integrity: explain how everything we are finding in the solar system shows just how special our planet is. That would get everybody excited, even the non-materialists who constitute the majority of the public. (Visited 165 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Georgia Drops Cool “Battle Hymn Of The Bulldog Nation” Hype Video

first_imggeorgia vs. vanderbilt predictiongeorgia new battle hymn hype videoGeorgia’s 2016 season is less than three months away, and fans are already amped for the start of the Kirby Smart era. Tuesday, the school released a short hype video dedicated to the tradition of the program, set to the school’s fight song, Glory, Glory. If you’re craving UGA content this offseason, it’s a good holdover. #TuesdayTradition || The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation #GloryGlory#CommitToTheG— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) June 8, 2016Georgia takes on North Carolina on Saturday, September 3.last_img read more

Dental care seminar on Oral Hygiene Day

first_imgKolkata: State health department has collaborated with department of periodontology and organised a seminar at Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital on the occasion of ‘Oral Hygiene Day’ on Thursday to spread awareness among the patients.The seminar demonstrated various techniques on how to maintain good oral hygiene among the masses. Bengal State branch of the Indian Dental Association with Indian society of periodontology celebrated the day to commemorate Dr GB Shankwalkar’s birthday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA scientific seminar on periodontal regenerative surgery was held at Command Military Dental Centre in Alipore. The programme witnessed the esteemed presence of Dr Anil Melath, president of Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP), Dr Nymphea Pandit, president elect , ISP, Dr Abhay Kolte, secretory of ISP, Major General Satish R Iyer, Dr TK Giri, principal of Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Dr J K Singh, president of IDA in the state and Dr Raju Biswas, state secretary of the IDA. Free oral health screening camps were organised to celebrate ‘Oral Hygiene Day’ at Kalighat by the Bengal chapter of the Indian Dental Association in assistance with the Women’s Dental Council and Indian Society of Periodontology. Sex workers and their children were examined and given education how to maintain a disease free oral hygiene during the seminar.last_img read more

H1N1 One mans story of survival

first_imgAPTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzieGord Petruic is well on his way to a full recovery after coming down with the H1N1 flu virus in December 2013.But it’s been a long road and there have been complications along the way.Watch and hear his story of coming back out of coma and how he was given last rites twice throughout his 168 day stay in hospital.Dr. Michael Routledge, Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer also tells us why Aboriginal peoples can be more vulnerable to the flu.last_img

Ohio State field hockey falls to rival No 14 Michigan on Senior

OSU field hockey senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner (13) is accompanied by members of her family as part of Senior Day before a game against Michigan on Nov. 2 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 2-1. Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefA late goal from Ainsley McCallister with 1:33 left on the clock boosted No. 14 Michigan to a 2-1 victory against Ohio State field hockey on senior day at Buckeye Varsity Field.The redshirt-senior midfielder from Ann Arbor, Mich., struck on a penalty corner for her fifth goal of the season to stun OSU (6-11, 1-7) late in the game Sunday.“Michigan was able to execute their (penalty) corners,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said after the game. “They were able to sniff out where our weakness was and they capitalized on it.”Despite the loss, OSU’s season is set to continue in the Big Ten Tournament.The Buckeyes and Wolverines played to a stalemate early in the contest as neither team could muster much offense in the first half with the teams combining for just one shot on goal.Senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner credited the team’s ability to stay in tune with each other on defense as key to stopping Michigan’s attack early.“We were just constantly communicating,” Wagner said. “Even if you thought someone was gonna back door your teammate, (we) straight up told them where everyone was at.”In the second half, Michigan (12-6, 6-2) came out with more aggression and effort toward getting the ball to the net.A little more than five minutes into the second frame, the Wolverines were able to force a penalty corner against the stout OSU defense. McCallister took the penalty corner and set up redshirt-senior back Leslie Smith for an errant shot, but a scramble ensued in front of the net.McCallister snuck into the scrum and tip the ball into the back of the net to give Michigan the first goal of the game.OSU struggled to find an attack for most of the game, but with 19 minutes left junior forward Peanut Johnson tallied an equalizer.After two Buckeyes were denied at the front of the net, Johnson crept in behind and put the ball home to tie the game at one.The game appeared to be headed to overtime late when neither team was able to find space for its offense to maneuver. But Michigan’s ability to draw penalty corners was the difference in the end as McAllister’s goal sent OSU’s seniors away with a loss in their final home game.Senior back Carly Mackessy said win or lose, she was happy to give her all against OSU’s biggest rival.“I had a lot of supporters today and today I really just wanted to go out and play for them,” Mackessy said. “Whether we would have won or lost wouldn’t have advanced us, but it was more about the heart and how we were gonna go out against tradition and beat Michigan.”The Buckeyes advanced to the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 8 seed because of a head-to-head tiebreaker with Indiana (9-8, 1-7).Wagner said she was excited to be able to continue her career at OSU for at least one more game and reflected on her time as four-year starter in Columbus.“It felt great just to say, ‘Hey, I was on that field for four years,’” Wagner said. “The amount of playing time, the amount of minutes, the amount of teams I’ve played, the amount of people I’ve played with, is awesome.”Wilkinson said it was great to see her seniors able to control themselves in such an emotional game and give everything one last time for their fans.“I didn’t think they got too caught up in it even though I know inside they were,” Wilkinson said. “I think it was great to see them show up and compete and stay focused.”The Buckeyes are set to face No. 1 seed Maryland in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 10 a.m. read more

Jurgen Klopp Animosity directed at Mesut Ozil has been disproportionate

first_imgLiverpool manager says that the animosity meted against Mesut Ozil has been blown out of proportion with unbalanced reportage.There have been controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s photograph with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which attracted a lot of criticism that affected Germany’s World Cup preparation and performance.Klopp told Sport1 via FourFourTwo he believes the criticisms surrounding the Mesut Ozil’s subject is hypocritical.“This is a classic example of absolute misinformation and, of course, complete nonsense,” he said.“In politics, little things have always been blown up and big things pushed away in order to continue. Normally, intelligent people tend to hold back because it is not easy to say the right thing. I would count myself [among those people] too. All those who have no idea are very loud in these conversations.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I know Ilkay Gundogan very well, I know Emre Can and Nuri Sahin very well. I do not know Mesut so well, but I would like to take him home. I do not doubt these guys, at least about their loyalty to our homeland. The difference is that they just have one more thing [in their heritage]. Where is the problem? That’s beautiful.“Cultural diversity, we all thought it was really cool around the 2006 World Cup. I saw these fantastic commercials where the parents of Gerald Asamoah and Mario Gomez had a barbecue party together.“We all sighed for how great that works. And now two guys are seduced by politically quite intelligent people to have a photo, and then have relatively few opportunities to say what they want 100 per cent right.“That’s why I find this discussion hypocritical. Bad things happened because people were not informed properly. Even the media should not create a buzz around something like this every day. Just cool off and see the people behind it.”last_img read more

Mark Hughes impressed by Danny Ings

first_imgMark Hughes has hailed Danny Ings after the striker scored in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.Ings signed for Southampton from Liverpool on Deadline Day on a season-long loan, and he scored his second goal for the club at Selhurst Park and Hughes is pleased with his mentality.“He’s a good player. He’s got a lot of technical ability along with an eye for a goal which he’s always had in his career so it’s only early days.” Hughes told Sky Sports.“He didn’t train a great deal last week and he’s got a bit of an issue with a huge blister on the bottom of his foot that had to be numbed to allow him to play so he’s lacking a bit of match fitness.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“But goals are the lifeblood of strikers and he’s in a good place at the moment.”Mark Hughes then spoke of Southampton vital away win at Crystal Palace.He added: “They’ve got a lot of good players they can call upon but it was more about us being able to control the game for long periods.“Everybody is in a better frame of mind when you can win before an international break and we’ve been able to do it. That will help our confidence when everybody comes back in 10 days or so.”last_img read more