OSU then-sophomore Kyle Snyder gets his hand raised during a meet against Nebraska at St. John Arena on Jan. 17. Credit: Lantern file photoThere are more lies than truths told at family functions. From dinner to shooting the bull afterward, most of the stories shared never happened, but they’re harmless lies.In my family, that “shooting the bull” devolves into the men sitting around trying to prove who knows best in remembering some of the most dominant Ohio State sports legends in their lifetimes.They remember watching from the nosebleeds, or through their first television, all the miraculous things Archie Griffin, Eddie George, Jerry Lucas, Jimmy Jackson and Scoonie Penn did while at Ohio State.I’m in my final year as an undergraduate at Ohio State, and I imagine decades from now when I partake in the debate of the greatest athletes to grace Columbus, it’ll go something like this: “Let me tell you about the most complete, dominant athlete in the world who won a gold medal at the Olympics while he wrestled in college.“And let me tell you how I never saw Kyle Snyder in person and I didn’t watch him nearly enough on TV.”When you’re told college will be “the best years of your life,” it’s generally referring to the experiences gained, lessons learned and friends made that last a lifetime. I’ve had plenty of those, and outside of trivial matters, I wouldn’t want my time at Ohio State to be any different than what it has been: except for a chance to watch Snyder every moment I could have.All of that is the truth.Snyder will wrestle for the final time at home as an Ohio State Buckeye Sunday in front of what might be a sellout crowd at the Schottenstein Center. And it will be another opportunity — like many other Ohio State students — I will miss seeing a man who is sure to be on the Mount Rushmore of Ohio State athletes, with the likes of Jesse Owens and Jack Nicklaus.It would take me more than this entire column to list his individual achievements, so a quick glance at his university bio should suffice for why Snyder will be remembered at Ohio State as one of its all-time legendary athletes.OSU junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder lifts Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery before slamming him to the mat for a takedown in the heavyweight finals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. OSU placed second, behind Penn State. Credit: OSU AthleticsIf there’s one moment that tipped the scales toward Snyder’s improbable career, it was becoming the youngest world champion in USA wrestling history during summer 2015, between his freshman and sophomore seasons. That following spring, he beat two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski at Madison Square Garden to capture his first NCAA title.All he did a few months later was win a gold medal as a 20-year-old at the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.That should’ve been more than enough to convince me that Snyder had to be seen in person, or I’d regret it for the rest of my life. Only one other athlete from Ohio State had gone to the Olympics while a student before Snyder — it was Lucas. He was clearly dominant on the international stage, so why would I deprive myself from watching an Olympic champion in person, while I had the chance?That’s just not something a student gets to do at his own school.Yet, when given the chance again, when he announced he would return for his senior season, I didn’t give it a second thought outside of, “Oh, that’s cool.” The mistake was mine for not watching Snyder.I never paid attention to wrestling before I enrolled at Ohio State — and I still don’t. That’s not to say that I don’t find the sport entertaining or fascinating — I do. Wrestling season aligns with college basketball, which has always been my sport of choice for entertainment. However, a casual sports fan should be able to appreciate Snyder’s greatness and unequivocal skill at the collegiate level. A casual fan should have taken the time to sit in a mostly empty arena and watch Snyder’s unparalleled display of power.I watched him on TV win gold and show off the American flag draped on his back to the entire arena in Rio. Just last week, I stopped what I was doing to watch Snyder finish a fall at Rutgers on TV. It’s honestly quite funny watching Snyder give his opponents false hope by allowing them to stand up and earn a point for an escape before Snyder buries them again.But here I am on the eve of Snyder’s final match in Columbus with Ohio State, knowing I won’t be in attendance tomorrow because I’ll be heading to a concert in Kentucky. The little I know to be true about him will sound like false tales to whomever will hear me talk about all Snyder accomplished in his time at Ohio State.“Yes, all of that is true,” I will say. “And I missed most of it.”
Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is tired of the constant comparisons with his legendary father, Peter, and has taken to social media to express his frustrationsThe Leicester City number one has often been compared to his famous father, who also played as a goalkeeper and was part of the Manchester United treble-winning squad in 1999 along with the Denmark side that won the European championship in 1992.Schmeichel Jnr is participating in his first ever World Cup campaign with Denmark this summer and will be starting once more for Age Hareide’s side as they take on Croatia today in the team’s first appearance at the Round of 16 stage for 16 years.The 31-year-old has won major silverware himself by being part of the famous Leicester side that unexpectedly stunned the English football world by winning the Premier League title in 2016.But even so, the comparisons with his father continue to follow him where ever he goes.“It’s not annoying, I just expect more from you guys!” he said, as quoted by BT Sport.Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group D George Patchias – September 5, 2019 In Euro 2020 qualifying group D, Denmark hit Gibraltar for six while Ireland and Switzerland played out a draw.The Danes made easy work of…“It’s inevitable coming to a World Cup, new media who haven’t spoke to me before. The Danish guys know what the response will be. I guess it’s part of life.”Schmeichel later took to Instagram and wrote: “Your face when you get asked about your dad for the fourth time in a row at a World Cup press conference”
Updated: 10:03 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Qualcomm Inc. announced Wednesday they would be cutting jobs as part of a promise to cut annual costs by $1 billion.“As part of the cost reduction plan announced in January, Qualcomm is conducting a reduction of our full-time and temporary workforce,” Qualcomm said in a statement.According to Business Insider, the layoffs could ultimately affect as many as 1,000 jobs, though Qualcomm has not confirmed a total.“We first evaluated non-headcount expense reductions, but we concluded that a workforce reduction is needed to support long-term growth and success, which will ultimately benefit all our stakeholders,” the company said.According to Reuters, Qualcomm said it offered a severance package to employees affected by the layoffs. It employed about 33,800 full-time, part-time and temporary employees, as of Sept 24. Qualcomm begins layoffs as part of promise to cut annual costs by $1 billion KUSI Newsroom April 18, 2018 Posted: April 18, 2018
Explore further Dylan fans: Jonas Frisén, Konstantinos Meletis, Jon Lundberg, Kenneth Chien and Eddie Weitzberg. Credit: Gustav Mårtensson Journal information: PLoS ONE , Nature Medicine TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Dylan make landfall in Queensland Jon Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg, both professors at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute, were involved in the 1997 article; Lundberg laid out the rules of the bet as “The one who has written most articles with Dylan quotes, before going into retirement wins a lunch at the Solna restaurant Jöns Jacob.”Jonas Frisén and a colleague stepped up to the plate in their 2010 article published in Cell Cycle: “Eph receptors tangled up in two” was inspired by Dylan’s “Tangled up in Blue.” One year later, Lundberg and Weitzberg wrote a paper, “Dietary nitrate – a slow train coming” for The Journal of Physiology. As if they could stop right there. In a paraphrase of Dylan, they inserted in the paper’s conclusion, “We know something is happening, but we don’t know what it is – Do we, Dr Jones?” Lundberg said they were referring to a British colleague with the same surname.The Dylan-inspired scientists have drawn attention to the articles via email. One of the competitors, Joan Frisen, said it was “important that the quote is linked to the scientific content, that it reinforces the message and raises the quality of the article as such, not the reverse.” What could draw researchers exploring cells and inflammation to Bob Dylan? Opinions reflect high esteem for Dylan among the band of scientists, opinions that include Dylan being worthy of a Nobel prize for literature to recognition of Dylan as a modern Shakespeare. A practical parallel was drawn by Konstantinos Meletis, research assistant at the Department of Neuroscience. “A musician who merely continues down the same highway for 30 years is not one who many want to listen to,” he said in KI News. “Good music is innovative, like Bob Dylan’s. And the same thing applies to good research. A researcher must also try to find new and different paths.” News of their bet may also help to bolster the work of scientists who, in exploring the activities of the brain, wish to explore less simplistic notions about one side of the brain working toward art appreciation and the other toward algebra appreciation. A study on PLOS ONE last year from a team at University of Utah and University of Wisconsin, “An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis with Resting State Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” said that “our analyses suggest that an individual brain is not ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’ as a global property, but that asymmetric lateralization is a property of individual nodes or local subnetworks, and that different aspects of the left-dominant network and right-dominant network may show relatively greater or lesser lateralization within an individual.” , Cell Cycle (Phys.org) —A 17-year old bet among scientists at the Karolinska Institute has been a wager that whoever wrote the most articles with Dylan quotes before they retired would get a free lunch. Results included papers such as Nitric oxide and inflammation: the answer is blowing in the wind,” published in 1997 in Nature Medicine. Then there was another cluster of members preparing an article about whether blood cells change and become nerve cells. They entered the title, “Blood on the tracks: a simple twist of fate.” The first two nitric oxide authors repeated their effort with another paper that had “The times they are a-changin’ in the title. At the same time, they emailed the “blood on tracks” authors and announced an internal competition. Lisa Reimegård chronicled their multi-year wager in KI News, the publication of the Karolinska Institute. More information: ki.se/en/news/here-comes-the-s … ry-of-the-dylan-fans © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Research band at Karolinska tuck Dylan gems into papers (2014, September 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-band-karolinska-tuck-dylan-gems.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Prime Minister David Cameron will this year deliver his most religious Christmas message to date, calling Britain a “Christian country” whose religious values have made it a “home to people of all faiths and none”.Cameron will focus on the issues of peace and security at a time when millions are fleeing war around the world, stressing the importance of Britain’s Christian values in shaping how the country responds.“That is what we mark as we celebrate the birth of God’s only son, Jesus Christ – the Prince of Peace,” he said. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resort“As a Christian country, we must remember what his birth represents: peace, mercy, goodwill and, above all, hope.“I believe that we should also reflect on the fact that it is because of these important religious roots and Christian values that Britain has been such a successful home to people of all faiths and none.”The message was the second year in a row that Cameron referred to Britain as a Christian country, despite his having been accused of stoking “alienation and division” last Christmas. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanIt comes after an official inquiry into belief in Britain found a “general decline” in Christian affiliation, with only two in five people now identifying as Christian.The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life report, released in early December, said modern Britain had a more “pluralist character”, while the number of people who don’t follow any religion has risen to almost half the population in 2014.His remarks were criticised by the National Secular Society, saying it was “disappointing to see the Prime Minister again pushing the divisive rhetoric of Britain being a ‘Christian country’ “. Stephen Evans, the group’s campaigns manager, said: “We look to political leaders for leadership, not theology, and this kind of language reveals him to be less than statesmanlike.”He added: “David Cameron needs to appreciate that he isn’t a leader of Christians, he’s the prime minister of a diverse, multi-faith, and increasingly non-religious nation.”Cameron will use his message to draw attention to the millions of refugees fleeing war in Syria and elsewhere and the persecution of Christians around the world.“Millions of families are spending this winter in refugee camps or makeshift shelters across Syria and the Middle East, driven from their homes by Daesh and [Syrian president] Assad,” he said.“Christians from Africa to Asia will go to church on Christmas morning full of joy, but many in fear of persecution.“Throughout the United Kingdom, some will spend the festive period ill, homeless or alone,” he said. The Government has pledged to accept 20,000 of the 4 million refugees from Syria over a five year period, with the first families arriving in recent weeks.Cameron also paid tribute to people who were spending Christmas “helping the vulnerable at home and protecting our freedoms abroad”, and to the armed forces stationed abroad.