How to buy insurance if you missed the deadline

first_imgIf you miss the deadline for health insurance, you may still be able to get coverage. Here are your options:Special Enrollment PeriodYou may still be able to sign up for a health plan if you have something called a “qualifying life event” that would make you eligible for a special enrollment period.Here are some common qualifying life events:- Having a baby, adopting a child, or placing a child for adoption. Coverage can take effect the day of the event, and the enrollment window is open up to 60 days afterwards.- Getting married. Getting wed can make you eligible for a special enrollment period, which will take effect the first day of the month after you enroll. In this instance, your enrollment window is open for up to 60 days after your marriage (you can’t enroll until getting married!)- Losing other health coverage. If you lost your previous coverage after the cutoff, you may be able to qualify for special enrollment. This could include losing a job-based plan, aging off a parent’s coverage at age 26, losing coverage through divorce, losing eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, and other similar events. Coverage can take effect the first day of the month after you enroll and after the loss of coverage. Make note that the enrollment window runs from 60 days before to 60 days after losing your other coverage. (Losing a health plan due to non-payment of premiums does not qualify as losing health coverage. So if you’re planning on leaving your full-time job to go freelance, you can buy health insurance when you leave your job.- Being denied Medicaid or CHIP coverage. Medicaid and CHIP are nationwide programs that provide coverage to people with low incomes or disabilities — for both of these programs, you can apply anytime. If you are denied Medicaid or CHIP coverage, you may be eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan up to 60 days after the denial. Coverage can take effect the first day of the month after you enroll.- Major income changes. If you lose a huge client and are already enrolled in a health plan, you may re-apply for subsidies or get higher subsidies. Just note that you can’t apply for a new plan or change plans; you can only change your subsidy amount. But you can also become ineligible for subsidies if you made more income than you expected!- Moving. You may be eligible for a special enrollment period if you move and your relocation affects your rate because you moved into a different rating region. You may also qualify if your move affects your plan options, for instance if you move out of the service area for one carrier and into the service area for another, or if you move to another state.Other qualifying life eventsIn addition to the situations listed above, there are a number of other life events that could qualify you for a special enrollment period. Visit healthcare.gov’s list of events to see if you can obtain coverage.Qualifying for Special Enrollment due to a “Complex Situation”You may still be able to obtain coverage if a “complex situation” prevented you from enrolling before the deadline. This could include an unexpected hospitalization, a natural disaster, or enrollment error that prevented you from obtaining coverage before the deadline. See if you qualify here.Are you ineligible for special enrollment? About that fee…If you don’t qualify for special enrollment, then you probably can’t get health coverage until the next open enrollment period, scheduled for November 15, 2015.Without health coverage, you’ll have to pay a fee (2% of your income or $325 per adult, whichever is higher) or get a fee exemption. There are several scenarios that may qualify you for a fee exemption — for example, if you didn’t have minimum essential coverage for all or part of 2014. HealthCare.gov has a detailed list of fee exemptions, as well as instructions on how to apply for an exemption.If you think you qualify for a special enrollment period, you can apply for coverage provided through Freelancers Union, or you can contact the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 or visit HealthCare.gov.Do you have any more health coverage questions? We’re here to help!last_img read more

Injured Bayern star James out for ‘a few days’

first_imgBayern München James to miss ‘a few days’ of Bayern training with calf injury Ryan Benson 00:38 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) james-cropped Getty Images Bayern München UEFA Champions League Bayern München v Beşiktaş Beşiktaş The Colombian suffered a calf strain against Besiktas on Tuesday, but his club do not expect him to be out for long The calf injury James Rodriguez suffered in Tuesday’s 5-0 Champions League demolition of Besiktas is only a “slight problem”, Bayern Munich have confirmed.James went off just before half-time, with the Colombia international showing few signs of pain as he exited the field. There were initial suspicions he was withdrawn due to a knock to the head, having looked dazed shortly beforehand after getting struck by the ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But Bayern confirmed after the game that the on-loan Real Madrid midfielder felt his calf tighten.And, following investigations from Bayern’s medical team on Wednesday, they have come to the conclusion he should only need to miss “a few days of training”.A club statement read: “Bayern midfielder James was not seriously injured in yesterday’s [Tuesday] Champions League game against Besiktas.We hope it’s not too serious, @jamesdrodriguez! #MiaSanMia #FCBBJK 1-0 pic.twitter.com/XuCapUGsw0— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 20, 2018″An in-depth investigation confirmed the first diagnosis of the club doctor. The Colombian has only slight problems in the muscles of the left calf and thus has to miss a few days of training.”last_img read more

Leicester deny Mahrez retirement post

first_imgRiyad Mahrez Leicester deny Mahrez has retired after Algerian’s Facebook account hacked Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Getty Images Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Premier League WTF The Algeria international’s social media page suggests he has been forced to hang up his boots on medical grounds, but the Foxes have denied it Leicester City have denied that Riyad Mahrez has retired from football, instead insisting that his Facebook account was hacked.A message emerged via Mahrez’s verified Facebook page late on Tuesday, suggesting the Algeria international was bringing an end to his career.However, the Foxes have now confirmed that the post was not a genuine one, and that they have had the post taken down from the social media site. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp  Riyad Mahrez Leicester City RetirementA spokesman confirmed: “Yes that’s correct. It’s not a genuine post and we’re working with Facebook to have it removed.”A picture of Mahrez had been uploaded to the popular social media platform, with an accompanying caption, which read: “After the last consultation with many doctors, I’ve decided to stay away from football.”As my time as a football player comes to an end, I would like to say few words.”I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city. You will be always in my heart.”Mahrez saw a deadline-day move to Premier League champions-elect Manchester City fall through in January and the 27-year-old was absent from Leicester for 10 days.last_img read more

Is football in the Commonwealth Games?

first_imgPremier League Is football in the Commonwealth Games? Goal 02:45 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane England Getty Images Premier League UEFA Europa League The 2018 Commonwealth Games will begin on April 4 and end on April 15, but is football included in the competition? It’s taken four years, but the 2018 Commonwealth Games are now finally on the horizon.England were runaway leaders in Glasgow in the 2014 games with a total of 174 medals, 58 of which were gold, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time round.But what is the event, who is competing, and will football be included in the schedule? Goal takes a look. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp What is the Commonwealth Games?The first Commonwealth Games was held in 1930 and was marketed as an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.John Astley Cooper, who first proposed the idea of the event in 1891, wanted a ‘Pan-Britannic-Pan-Anglican Contest and Festival every four years as a means of increasing goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire’. Indeed, the Commonwealth is held every four years, with the last taking place in Glasgow, Scotland 2014.There have been a variety of Commonwealth editions, including the ‘British Empire Games’, the ‘British Empire and Commonwealth Games’, the ‘British Commonwealth Games’, and simply ‘the Commonwealth Games’ as we now know it.The Commonwealth Winter Games ran from 1958 until 1966, the Commonwealth Youth Games have been held every year since 2000, while Para-sports were introduced in 1994 for athletes with a disability before they were included as full members for their national teams in 2002.Where and when is the 2018 Commonwealth Games?The opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on Wednesday April 5 and will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The games will come to a close on Sunday April 15.Australia, all-time leaders in the medal table with 852 golds, will host the games for the fifth time in its history.Is football in the Commonwealth Games?Harry Kane Jordan Henderson EnglandIn short, no. A minimum of ten core sports and maximum of seventeen sports must be included in any Commonwealth Games schedule, with the current list including athletics, badminton, boxing, hockey, lawn bowls, netball (for women), rugby sevens, squash, swimming and weightlifting.There are also nine para-sports, in this case swimming, athletics, cycling, table tennis, powerlifting, lawn bowls, and a triathalon. On March 8 2016, Beach Volleyball was also officially included in the event list.While football, along with billiards, fencing, and golf, are recognised Commonwealth Games Federation sports, hosts may not select them as official events as the are deemed to ‘need expansion’.With the games running through the middle of April, too, it would not make sense for European club players to participate due to their domestic seasons and with the 2018 World Cup kicking off in the summer.Which sports are played at the Commonwealth Games?The official list of sports included in the 2018 Commonwealth Games is as followed: Sports  Athletics Badminton Basketball Beach volleyball Boxing Mountain biking Road cycling Track cycling Diving Artistic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Hockey Lawn bowls Netball Powerlifting Rugby sevens Shooting Squash Swimming Table tennis Triathlon Weightlifting Wrestling Where and when is the 2018 Commonwealth Games?The opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on Wednesday April 5 and will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The games will come to a close on Sunday April 15.Australia, all-time leaders in the medal table with 852 golds, will host the games for the fifth time in its history.Commonwealth Games venuesMain arena Carrara Stadium will host both ceremonies and the athletics, while the vast majority of events will take place in the host city Gold Coast.Some other events require facilities located elsewhere, however. Venue Sport Capacity Carrara Stadium Athletics, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony 40,000 Robina Stadium Rugby 7s 27,500 Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Swimming, Diving 10,000/2,500 Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre Gymnastics, Netball (finals) 7,500 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Basketball (finals), Netball (preliminaries) 5,000 Gold Coast Hockey Centre Hockey 5,000 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre Badminton, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Wrestling 5,000 Oxenford Studios Boxing, Table Tennis 2,500/2,750 Runaway Bay Sports Centre Squash 3,000 Broadbeach Bowls Club Lawn bowling 2,500 Carrara Indoor Stadium Weightlifting 2,500 Southport Broadwater Parklands Marathon, Racewalking, Triathlon 2,500 Elanora/Currumbin Valley Road cycling N/A Nerang National Park Mountain Biking 2,000 Queen Elizabeth Park[3] Beach Volleyball 4,000 Venue outside of Gold Coast Sport Capacity Cairns Convention Centre Basketball (preliminaries) 5,000 Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre Basketball (preliminaries) 5,000 Anna Meares Velodrome Track cycling 4,000 Belmont, Queensland Shooting 3,000 Which nations will compete in the Commonwealth Games? AFRICA AMERICAS ASIA CARIBBEAN EUROPE OCEANIA Botswana Bahamas Bangladesh Anguilla Cyprus Australia Cameroon Belize Brunei Darussalam Antigua and Barbuda England Cook Islands Ghana Bermuda India Barbados Gibraltar Fiji Kenya Canada Malaysia British Virgin Islands Guernsey Kiribati Lesotho Falkland Pakistan Cayman Islands Isle of Man Nauru Malawi Islands Singapore Dominica Jersey New Zealand Mauritius Guyana Sri Lanka Grenada Malta Niue Mozambique St. Helena   Jamaica Northern Ireland Norfolk Island Namibia     Montserrat Scotland Papua New Guinea Nigeria     Saint Lucia Wales Samoa Rwanda     St. Kitts & Nevis   Solomon Islands Seychelles     St. Vincent & The Grenadines   Tonga Sierra Leone     Trinidad & Tobago   Tuvalu South Africa     Turks & Caicos Islands   Vanuatu Swaziland           Tanzania           Uganda           Zambia           Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

NFL Update: The Top Five OSU Storylines from Week 7

first_imgIt was a somewhat slow week as far as orange-flavored NFL news goes with bye weeks and injuries keeping a handful of Cowboys out of action. But there are still plenty of tidbits and pertinent news concerning Pokes in the pros.Here are the top five NFL storylines relating to Oklahoma State.Mason Rudolph Cleared for ReturnNo. 2 spent his bye week in Stillwater, along with former teammates like Emmanuel Ogbah, and even played dunk competition judge at Homecoming and Hoops.But days before that, Rudolph cleared concussion protocol following his nasty head-to-head collision with Baltimore safety Earl Thomas three weeks ago. Earlier this week, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin affirmed that Rudolph would be the starter once he was able saying, “That guy is our quarterback.”Rudolph is set to return Oct. 28 on Monday Night Football (he’s 1-0 on MNF) against an accommodating (and 31st-ranked) Miami Dolphins defense. Look for Rudy to light it up on the big stage.Blake Jarwin Scores in Cowboys’ Big WinOne Target. One Catch. 1 Yard. One Touchdown.That was the Sunday stat line for the former (and current) Cowboys tight end.Could Blake Jarwin BE anymore open?pic.twitter.com/TS8QqoJvhk— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 21, 2019That might have been the easiest score of Blake Jarwin’s football career. It pushed America’s team (but not mine!) to a 21-7 lead against division rival Philadelphia. Dallas would win 37-10.A year after working his way into a featured role in 2018, the return of future HOFer Jason Witten has pushed Jarwin down the TE totem pole, but through seven games, Jarwin is still second among the position group in targets (15) and receptions (11) and he’s tied with Witten for two TDs. His 35 receiving yards leads all Dallas tight ends.Witten won’t be around forever. If Jarwin keeps making plays like this, he’s in a good spot to take up that mantle in Big D.James Washington Returns to PracticeIn the same game that Rudolph went down, his fellow Cowboy-turned-Steeler James Washington was sidelined with a shoulder injury. Washington returned to practice on Monday and Mike Tomlin seems somewhat optimistic that he could be available for the Monday Night game against Miami on Oct. 28.Bye week came at a good time for the Steelers. WR James Washington (shoulder) and CB Steve Nelson (groin) we’re back at practice today. Both said they were glad for the bye to heal up and rehab.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 21, 2019Tomlin mentioned Washington among three Steelers who have progressed this week to Steelers.com.“We’re excited about getting some of these guys back – at least moving in the right direction in terms of partial participation and we’ll get an opportunity to look at that participation and see if they can carry some roles for us this week.”Chris Carson — Still Truck-StickingCarson broke a streak of three-straight 100-yard rushing games with his 65-yard outing in the 30-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and former backfield mate Justice Hill.Despite the fact that his Seahawks suffered just their second loss of the season, Carson was productive and made a memorable play against a familiar defender.Carson got a little inadvertent payback for a former teammate (Mason Rudolph) against another former teammate (Earl Thomas).CHRIS CARSON TRUCKED EARL THOMAS 🤣🔥🤘🏽 pic.twitter.com/0vhIhricgB— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) October 20, 2019Despite the slightly down weekend, Carson is still ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing yards (569 through seven games). He finished fifth last year with 1,151.Marcell Ateman Goes DeepIt’s been a rough go for Marcell Ateman during his young pro career. After being projected into the first round of the NFL Draft by one draft analyst, Ateman fell all the way to the seventh. Things didn’t go much smoother after that.He spent the first half of his rookie season on the Raiders’ practice squad before injuries saw Ateman promoted to the active roster. Despite showing some promise when called upon down the stretch, Ateman was relegated once again to the scout team to start 2019.But in Year 2, he’s back and has taken on the No. 88 jersey (which I love for a tall, rangy receiver) and in his second game since promotion has already shown his deep-ball skills.Marcell Ateman snags his first reception of the season. Great job high pointing a contested catch. #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/F7hrwNrsXo— Chris Reed (@ChrisReed_NFL) October 20, 2019 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Corso Alone in Pokes Prediction on College GameDay

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. ESPN’s College GameDay pickers took TCU in a split decision.Desmond Howard, celebrity-guest picker Jerry “The King” Lawler and Kirk Herbstreit all took TCU. Reasons for picking the Horned Frogs included TCU’s big win against Texas last weekend and the fact that Oklahoma State will be without Tylan Wallace, who torn his ACL in practice this week.Lee Corso, dressed as Elvis because Memphis, took the Cowboys despite the injury to their star receiver.“Despite that injury?” Herbstreit asked.“I don’t care,” Corso replied.last_img read more

Gov’t Intensifies Fight against Scammers

first_imgThe Government’s efforts at putting a further dent in advanced fee fraud, also known as the lottery scam, are expected to be significantly boosted with proposed amendments to the Evidence Act. National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, is expected to table a Bill in Parliament shortly to amend the Act, to facilitate the admission of evidence from witnesses in court trials, via video link. Speaking at a Lottery Scam Forum hosted by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) at the Terra Nova Hotel, on Wednesday (November 7), Mr. Bunting said the amendment is expected to go a far way in ensuring that lottery scam victims, who are predominantly North American residents, can be facilitated at trials locally without having to come to Jamaica, thereby expediting the timeframe within which the matter is concluded. “It is very difficult to collect evidence  because the victim…is typically an elderly person in…the United States, who is not going to be inclined to come to Jamaica to give evidence in a Jamaican court, particularly when we have the propensity to keep postponing matters,” the Minister argued. He pointed out that implementation of the video link technology would also facilitate cross-examination of witnesses “which would save those victims for whom it is difficult to travel (from having to come to Jamaica)”. Mr. Bunting said the video link facility would be incorporated into other matters, such as cases of sexual offences against children “where you have a vulnerable witness/victim, and you want to make it as convenient (as possible) and as minimal (the level of) intimidation (that may arise) in the process of giving evidence”. Meanwhile, Mr. Bunting informed that Senator Golding has presented a submission to Cabinet, which seeks to have legislation passed to deal with the lottery scam. This, he explained, arose out of the recognition of existing “legislative inadequacies” giving rise to lack of statutory provisions to effectively treat with the matter. In light of this, he said the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), undertook a study on effective investigation and prosecution of lottery scams in Jamaica. Mr. Bunting said several “deficiencies” were identified and the relevant recommendations to address these incorporated in a comprehensive report, which the Justice Ministry received. These included, inter alia, weaknesses in the Cybercrimes Act, which informed Senator Golding’s Cabinet submission. The National Security Minister pointed out, however, that passage of the legislation “is going to take some time because we are starting from scratch”. Mr. Bunting also advised of efforts that will be made to use the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) “more effectively” in dealing with the lottery scam, particularly the sections related to criminal and civil forfeiture. Additionally, he advised that sections of the Larceny Act would also be treated as offences under POCA. “Essentially, what that does is to…facilitate (the state) recovering the illicit assets, of persons convicted for those offences by using the Proceed of Crimes Act. The Government is seized with the fact that it (lottery scam) is a Tier One threat to our society, to our economy, (and) to our national security (and the need to treat with it, accordingly),” Mr. Bunting stated.last_img read more

Certain Pacific oysters recalled due to threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

first_imgThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain Pacific oysters due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.The oysters were processed by Union Bay Seafood Ltd. and Intercity Packers Ltd. with a harvest date of July 14, 2019.They were sold in five dozen packages in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.Consumers who purchased the oysters should either return them or throw them out.No reports of illness have been linked to the product, however, in severe situations Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning can cause difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and even death.last_img read more

Restored centennial totem pole unveiled in Whitehorse

first_imgChris MacintyreAPTN NewsA totem pole that was gifted to Yukon by the B.C. government and Tsimshian First Nations in 1971 has been restored and unveiled in Whitehorse.Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys said the totem pole “symbolizes that living culture that we have, so it was really important to restore this totem pole.”The pole was carved by William Jeffrey, whose great granddaughter Sarah Jeffrey was on hand for the ceremony this week.Though she never met her great grandfather, Jeffrey said he would be proud.“I think he would be really proud of the work that we’re doing, and I think he would be proud that we’re doing generational work. He did this work, he started this work, my grandmother continued it, my mother continues it, and now it’s my job to carry it on for my generation and teach the future generations to carry it on.”cmacintyre@aptn.calast_img read more

Ohio State alumna working toward Olympic dreams after lone year of club

OSU alumna Katiann Scherer.Credit: Courtesy of Katiann SchererA single year of a club sport is paying dividends for one former Buckeye.Katiann Scherer, a 2014 graduate of Ohio State, is the current goalie for the USA women’s team handball squad. The animal science major played just one year on the club team handball team at OSU, while also volunteering and working at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.Her path is an unconventional one, but, perhaps, it is a fitting way to arrive on the national team for a sport that receives very little attention in the U.S.Considered to be “soccer with your hands,” team handball features six court players, along with a goalie. Team handball was first played in the Olympics at the 1936 Berlin Games, but it was not until the 1976 Montreal Games that women’s team handball debuted. The U.S. has never medaled at the Olympics in the sport. Both the men’s and women’s top finishes came at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, where the men placed ninth and women placed fifth.According to Scherer, handball is the “most American sport that Americans don’t know about.”Scherer’s journey to the sport began at OSU’s annual Fall Student Involvement Fair, where she and her sister were looking for a club team sport to play together. Since the sisters each played soccer in high school and enjoyed the physical aspect of the sport, the search landed the pair with the OSU Team Handball club.“I had played (handball) a couple times in middle school,” Scherer said. “But besides that, I really had zero experience or knew what I was doing before joining the club team.”With that being said, Scherer began attending practices for about six months, although she admitted she didn’t know just how much she would enjoy the sport. But as time progressed, the team’s then-coach, Mark Ortega, began to notice the potential in the goalie. “I took a shot to the face during the practice, and (Ortega) noticed that I got right back up and liked my hustle,” Scherer said.Ortega, a former men’s national team handball player, became coach of the club team at OSU in order to “recruit” players to possibly try out for the women’s national team.Ortega told Scherer that she had the skills and abilities to make the squad and recommended that she travel to Auburn, Alabama, for the tryout. Following the advice of her coach, Scherer made the trip south to the facility of the USA Team Handball Residency Program, the location of the tryout.The former Buckeye, filled with nerves and with less than a year of handball under her belt, performed sensationally. USA coach Christian Latulippe became aware of Scherer’s ability, and granted her a spot on the squad.“It’s an amazing feeling to be able to represent the United States,” Scherer said. “The opportunity I get to travel, and meet all of these other girls from different countries, is out of this world.”Members of USA team handball. Credit: Courtesy of Katiann SchererAfter making her way onto the national team roster, it was time to train and attempt to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro. “I was in Auburn for the past year, and we went to a few different countries to train, and also qualify through the (Pan-American) Games in Toronto this past summer,” Scherer said. Those training sessions and matches included trips to Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as a meeting with the Canadian national team in Auburn. However, the women’s team did not qualify for this year’s Olympics, and will now attempt to work and win its way to a bid to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Over this past fall, Scherer made her way to France to try out for professional handball teams in order to stay fit and train during the national team’s offseason. “It’s like baseball here in America,” Scherer said. “They have minor league teams for amateurs, and the goal is to work your way up to the professional level.” Scherer made a team in a small town of Hazebrouck, France. However, complicated visa requirements, combined with her little grasp of the French language, led her to opt to pass on the offer to play there. She is still remaining active in finding another professional team to join, she said. “I’m trying to go to a training camp in Hungary at the end of the summer and hope to make some connections there for other possible teams to play with,” Scherer said.Currently, Scherer is living at home in Canton, where she is working to use her animal science degree by applying for jobs in the field. The Buckeye trains in her spare time, both in Canton and at OSU, in order to stay fit for the upcoming handball season.Beyond that, Scherer is working hard to find ways to implement team handball in high schools on the state and national levels. This is an attempt to have others gain knowledge of and passion for the sport, just like Scherer developed. “After that one year down in Alabama, I realized how much I loved (the sport),” Scherer said. “Now I’ve shaped the rest of my life around handball and what (Team USA) is trying to do.” read more

OSU sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo claims second ITA womens National Indoors Championship

OSU sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo holding the ITA national indoor championship trophy. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFor the second time in her career, Ohio State sophomore, No. 1-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Women’s National Indoors Champion after defeating University of North Carolina senior, No. 4-ranked Hayley Carter 6-1, 6-1.Di Lorenzo had won the title in the previous season as a freshman and had also won the ITA All-Americans tourney, making this victory her third ITA title in only her second season of play.The match began with an incredibly close game. On Carter’s serve, Di Lorenzo and Carter swapped points back-and-forth until the game went to deuce. After a first-serve fault, Di Lorenzo was able to pounce on the second serve and win the opening game. The match would be all Di Lorenzo’s from there.The Buckeye went on to win each of the next three games, including two that went to a deuce and one of Carter’s own serves.The fifth game, however, was all Carter. The only point she allowed was on the third serve of the match when Carter double-faulted, bringing the score to 30-15. But two more first-serve points helped Carter secure her first victory of the set. It would be her only victory as Di Lorenzo went on to win each of the next games, going to deuce in each of them.The second set was more of the same. After an opening victory in the first game of the second set, Di Lorenzo lost the second game after falling behind 40-15 when Carter was serving. But DiLorenzo bounced back in a strong way, scoring four straight points, including two aces to finish the match and shutout Carter.The next two games in the set went to deuce points, but Di Lorenzo won each of them. She then claimed a victory over Carter in what would prove to be Carter’s final serving game of the set after Di Lorenzo went up 40-30.The final game of the match followed suit with the dominant performance Di Lorenzo displayed all match. Though she lost the first point of the game, she won each of the next four points and claimed the title.At the end of the game, the statistics reflected an overwhelming victory for Di Lorenzo. She won 58 percent of the points played, including five out of eight break points she played in (62 percent). She was also able to hold off her opponent in all breakpoint situations, saving the game all four times she was down 30-40. read more

Gator Bowl ticket sales continue to disappoint

Ticket sales for the 2012 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl have improved for Ohio State, but don’t expect the university to exhaust its supply or make much more progress between now and game day. OSU might not even exceed the number of tickets sold by Big Ten rival Michigan for the 2011 Gator Bowl.  Brett Scarbrough, OSU’s senior director of ticketing, confirmed to The Lantern Thursday that the university has sold 7,500 of the 12,750 tickets it was allotted for the Buckeyes’ Jan. 2 bowl game against the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, Fla. As of Dec. 14, 6,500 tickets had been sold. The university will absorb the cost of any of the 5,250 remaining tickets, should they remain unsold. Ticket prices range from $60-$125. Scarbrough said he’s optimistic that there will be a good atmosphere when the Buckeyes take the field at Everbank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. He isn’t optimistic many more tickets will be sold, though. “Not really — based on what we’ve seen over the last couple of days, we’re not expecting any big jump (in ticket sales),” he said. “It’s a little disappointing.” Scarbrough said any number of factors could be to blame for the slow ticket sales. “It’s the first time we’re not in a Bowl Championship Series bowl (since the 2004 season),” he said. “The economy could be a part of it. The fact that classes (at OSU) start the next day.” Michigan played Mississippi State in the 2011 Gator Bowl before a sellout crowd of 77,497. The Wolverines lost to the Bulldogs, 54-14. David Ablauf, Michigan’s associate athletic director, said that while he did not have a precise figure for ticket sales for the 2011 bowl game, he believes Wolverines fans purchased more tickets than members of Buckeye Nation have to this point.  “We think the number was 8,000 tickets sold,” Ablauf said.  Scarbrough said OSU football would not lack support when the 2012 installment of the Gator Bowl finally arrives on Jan. 2. “We sold through a good, fair amount of tickets,” he said. “We’ll have a lot of Buckeyes there to support the team.” The Buckeyes and Gators will kickoff at 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Tickets for the game can be purchased at ohiostatebuckeyes.com read more

Italian police can guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans in Rome

first_imgThe Italian police insist that they can “guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans” in Rome ahead of the club’s return leg in the Champions League semi-finalsThe Premier League side has sold 5,000 tickets for Wednesday’s second leg against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, but there have been concerns among the club supporters in regards to safety after a Liverpool fan was attacked by two men from Rome and left in a critical condition.But Italian Public order commissioner Giorgio Luciani has sent assurances that there will be more than 1,000 police officers patrolling the streets in Rome and that they are “used to managing these events”.“We are used to managing these events. For the Rome Marathon, we organised a police service of more than 1,000 people. For the derby between Roma and Lazio it was the same,” Luciani told BBC.“We can guarantee the safety of Liverpool supporters if they respect the rules and make the day as normal as they can.”“We don’t ask for anything special, just that they respect the rules.”Since the attack on 53-year-old Irishman Sean Cox, two Italian men have been charged with attempted murder.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s a terrible episode,” added Luciani.“We are working in synergy with the English police to solve this problem and help them, and vice versa for this match.”Following the events of the first leg, Liverpool has called for an “extraordinary” meeting with Uefa, Roma and Italian police, and have issued their travelling supporters with safety advice.For non-ticket holders, Luciani confirmed that they will have “no chance” of entering the stadium.“They need a ticket and passport or ID card,” said the commissioner.“This is the only way to gain entrance for the match. Without a ticket, it is not forbidden to watch the match inside a pub, bar or restaurant but not inside the stadium.”He added: “It’s a tough challenge but what is important is for us to enjoy and lead the city for the citizens, supporters, for everyone. We want it to be an important sporting day – nothing else.”last_img read more

Marotta hints on Godins switch to Inter

first_imgBeppe Marotta confirmed Diego Godin offered himself to Inter Milan claiming “He is a figure we don’t want to let get away.”The former Juventus chief spoke to the press ahead of Inter’s Serie A match against Sassuolo this evening.“We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa. The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts,” said Marotta and cited via Football Italia.Five players who might struggle at Inter Milan next season Taimoor Khan – August 5, 2019 Inter Milan are going to be a different prospect next season with Antonio Conte in charge and some players are going to find it…He was asked about Atletico Madrid defender Godin, who it’s widely reported will join Inter when his contract expires in June.“I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.“There are champions who present themselves, that we don’t want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June.”last_img read more

Just how good are Teslas Easter egg Atari emulations

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 0 More From Roadshow Share your voice Car Games and Apps Electric Cars Car Culture Auto Tech 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Incredibly cool Tesla Easter eggscenter_img 21 Photos Post a comment Tags Tesla Tesla owners love Easter eggs, and one of the more popular ones to come out featured the ability to play Atari games on your vehicle’s center screen. A car’s controls, even a touchscreen, aren’t necessarily ideal for gaming, so the folks from Tested figured out a way to rig up both an Xbox controller and an original Atari 2600 controller to a Model 3 in a video released on Monday.Norm and Jeremy from Tested were also curious how good Tesla’s Atari emulations were, so they fired up everything from Asteroids and Lunar Lander to Millipedes and Pole Position. What did they think?Well, they seemed impressed. Some of the integrations with the Tesla’s controls are better than others. For example, maneuvering and firing in Asteroids seemed more difficult with the steering wheel, while the steering wheel and brake pedal controls on Pole Position were a natural fit.The small device that Jeremy created to turn outputs from the Atari joystick into the Xcode that the Model 3 can understand worked well, and he posted his designs to Github, so you enterprising nerds can make your own adapter for the ancient controller of your choice. Teslalast_img read more

El Paso Turns Out In Extreme Temperatures To Protest Trumps Visit

first_img Share Mallory Falk/KERATwo protesters hold signs criticizing President Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso on Aug. 7, 2019, to meet with first responders and survivors of the mass shooting that occurred on Aug. 3, 2019.President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited El Paso Wednesday afternoon to meet with first responders and survivors of Saturday’s mass shooting.Those who greeted the president include Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Ted Cruz, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and others.Residents, however, turned out in force to protest the visit.It was hot and humid at El Paso’s Washington Park, but hundreds of protesters were there holding signs that declared: “Not Welcome,” “Brown and Proud,” and “Fuera Trump,” which translates to “Trump Get Out.”Callie Weston brandished a large sign that read “Ban Assault Weapons Now.”The evening of the shooting, which killed 22 people, she said she visited asylum seekers at a local detention center.“And I said them, ‘You realize, you were safe. You were one of the few people in El Paso, because you were locked up in a detention center, you were safe,’” said Weston.Also in Washington Park was Karen Powers, who staffed a table registering people to vote. She said Trump was not welcome in her city.“It’s like inviting the murderer to the funeral to me,” she said. “I think it’s that gross.”Many of the demonstrators carried signs blaming Trump directly for inspiring the alleged shooter through his anti-immigrant rhetoric.Richie Huerta was one of the demonstrators and said he thinks assault weapons should not be available to civilians.“We’re not fighting a war here. Now it seems that’s what it looks like,” he said. “I know people need a handgun or whatever to have for their own protection and everything, but you don’t need those kind of rifles here in the United States. Leave that to the Army.”Less than a mile away, Trump was at the University Medical Center meeting with their staff and other first responders — as well as survivors of the shooting.There were smaller crowds of protesters near side streets of the hospital.Back at the Walmart where the shooting took place, El Pasoans continued to gather near a memorial outside the store. According to reports from the El Paso Police department, some protest groups began “clashing against each other.”Before coming to El Paso, Trump also visited Dayton, Ohio where a mass shooting took place early Sunday morning killing 10 people including the shooter.last_img read more

ASCAP Distributes 1 Billion to Members for the First Time

first_imgASCAP President Paul Williams said: “I am gratified by the hard work that the ASCAP team does every day to make it possible for members of ASCAP to make their living as music creators. 2017 was a year of progress on so many fronts at ASCAP, including important deals that keep money flowing back to creators, technological investments that will keep us ahead of changes in the industry and momentum behind our efforts to reform our outdated music licensing system.” Popular on Variety ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today announced record-high revenues and distributions in 2017. The organization collected approximately $1.144 billion in revenues last year and distributed — for the first time — more than $1.007 billion to its 660,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Total ASCAP revenues increased by 8 percent and distributions were up 10 percent year-over-year, according to the announcement.Revenues from ASCAP’s licensing efforts in the US alone grew nearly 11 percent in 2017 to $846 million, up $86.9 million over 2016.Domestic distributions from ASCAP-licensed and administered performances in the US also increased, to $723 million, up 15 percent over 2016.ASCAP Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Matthews (pictured above) commented: “ASCAP is privileged to represent the creators of the world’s best-loved music. ASCAP is securing a strong future for our members by successfully closing key licensing deals and launching innovative digital tools that will enhance the lives of our members and make it easier for licensees to do business with us. Our healthy 2017 financial results are proof positive that we are succeeding in our strategic transformation and our mission to support music creators and music publishers for a sustainable future in the digital economy.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Transport dept all set to introduce 35 robust safe vessels before Durga

first_imgKolkata: The state Transport department is all set to introduce 35 robust and safe vessels before Durga Puja for better transport facilities in inland waterways.It may be mentioned that the state Transport department has already taken a series of steps to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience while availing the transport services in inland waters. At the same time, steps have also been taken to ensure security and safety of commuters.The state government had introduced the Jalodhara scheme under which safe and robust vessels are getting introduced by which people can cross river Hooghly at different transit points without any risk. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources said around 35 such vessels will be introduced ahead of Durga Puja. Around 15 of such 35 vessels are of capacity to carry 100 passengers at a time.It is learnt that if everything goes as planned then the vessels will be introduced by the beginning of the next week. An official of the state Transport department said 20 of such 35 vessels are under the Jalodhara project. It may be mentioned that the vessels are constructed based on a special design prepared after incidents in which semi-mechanised motorised boats had capsized happened. The state Transport department also ensured repairing of jetties following a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Jalosathis have also been appointed at the jetties to maintain the SOP.The jalosathis maintain vigil to check overloading on vessels and also take necessary steps for safety and security of passengers. Moreover, roro service will also be initiated between Namkhana and Narayangarh soon. All steps have also been taken to introduce the facility as early as possible. It will benefit the locals immensely and further improve the inland waterways facilities.last_img read more

Rep Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parents

first_img State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping.“We invited all the community stakeholders to create a common message about the new township ordinance and the dangers of vaping for kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “It’s important to get the message out to businesses, parents, and our children. Everyone has a role and embraces this collaborative effort, which will include additional community members as plans evolve. ”During the in-depth conversation, Rep. Schroeder met with Waterford Township Supervisor Gary Wall, local vape shop owner Jamie Webb, Waterford Board of Education Member Joan Sutherland, parent advocate Lisa Kane, Waterford Township Police Chief Scott Underwood and Waterford Township Trustee Karen Joliat.“Vaping” is when a battery-operated heating device (such as an electronic cigarette) vaporizes liquid inside a cartridge to deliver nicotine and flavoring to the operator without burning tobacco.Waterford Township joins a growing list of local governments enacting measures to regulate vaping among young adults. State legislators are also researching the issue and working with local leaders as the Legislature considers any potential state action.Those with questions on the regulation of vaping may contact Rep. Schroeder at (517) 373-0615 or via email at AndreaSchroeder@house.mi.gov.State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping.FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Gary Wall, Jamie Webb, Joan Sutherland, Lisa Kane, Scott Underwood, and Karen Joliat. Categories: Schroeder News,Schroeder Photos 15Apr Rep. Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parentslast_img read more

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries Demands for more for

first_imgLiberty Global CEO Mike FriesDemands for more formal network neutrality regulation is a “solution in search of a problem”, according to Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries.Liberty Global does not discriminate against traffic or provide preferences to one content source over another, said Fries. “Network neutrality is in some ways a solution is search of a problem. However we recognise that another operator might work differently. We agree there should be transparency and an open environment. At the same time we should be incentivised to invest billions in networks.”Fries said that Liberty is investing in creating broadband capacity, but added that there is a need for proper incentives to invest. He said there would be a need for some specialised services, and that there is plenty of capacity available for all application providers and will be more over time. He added that there is little need to worry about the ability of network providers to deliver content to users.Fries said the presumption that cable could not be trusted is “false”. He said that consumers in Liberty Global’s cable territories had four or five choices about where to go for broadband. “Regulation in and of itself has not done one thing to make the internet great. I would be careful [about imposing regulation] because this energy and this ecosystem has been created from scratch by entrepreneurs and industry,” he said.Fries said that operators needed a consistent approach to regulation across the EU. “We have fundamentally the same proposition [in each market],” he said.Manuel Cubero, CEO of Vodafone-owned Kabel Deutschland and managing director and executive vice-president of Vodafone Deutschland, speaking on the same panel, said that consumers and business customers paid more for higher bandwidth and lower latency times depending on the requirements that they have. He cited the examples of medical applications and automotive applications that require higher quality parameters than other services.“Quality categories are indispensable. Operators of these services will do deals with cable operators. It is not discriminatory. In the end-user segment it is more critical but it is not about having to pay at both ends. When there is a need to transmit data faster to customers and we can enable innovation, we want to be in a position to offer it,” he said. “We see that end users are willing to pay for different quality parameters.”Cubero said that 50% of KD’s revenues had been invested in its network and the company was still increasing the capacity available to consumers. This had to be financed and cable operators have to be free to establish new business models, he said.Fries and Cubero avoided answering directly a question by session moderator Werner Lauff on whether it made sense for them to combine Liberty Global and Vodafone, or arrange an asset swap that would allow them to merge their German operations.Cubero said that consolidation in itself was a positive development, and that while in the past access routes had been scarce, there was now a much wider range of fibre and high-speed mobile broadband competitors in the market. “There is no scarcity of access routes,” he said. “Economies of scale internationally are important. It is also important to be able to offer things nationwide. We support this and we have huge willingness to make investments in broadband,” he said. “We are looking forward to further consolidation and growth. Vodafone has stated its strategy of convergence.”Cubero declined to comment on the prospects for asset swaps between operators. He said that Kabel Deutshchland and Vodafone’s main focus is on convergence and creating convergent products for consumers.Fries said that Liberty Global, chairman John Malone’s widely reported comments on the desirability of a combination of his company with Vodafone were really intended as a more general statement that convergence made sense. He said that Liberty Global had purchased Belgian mobile operator BASE because it also saw the “benefits of quad-play” and cited the example of the success of quad-play in the UK with Virgin Media.“Network companies have to offer as many products as they can find,” he said.Fries said that Liberty Global was in “the connectivity business” and wants to connect consumers on all devices. It also wants to make content easily available by aggregating it in an easy to access way. “It’s all about plug-and-play,” he said. He added that providing connectivity and the best applications, possibly through partnerships, is key.last_img read more