Ashley Pedley

first_imgAshley has provided continued involvement to Ipswich Touch as a Junior Vice President, Level 2 Referee, groundsman/cleaner and fundraising committee member. Ashley has continued to help the sport of Touch Football grow within the area of Ipswich by dedicating his time three nights a week. He is the first to show up and the last to leave helping to make a significant difference to the experience provided to participants.last_img

Amazons Echo Show smart display now in India

first_imgBengaluru: Expanding its hardware portfolio in the country, Amazon on Tuesday launched — Amazon Echo Show — its new offering in the smart display category with a 10-inch HD display, built-in smart home hub and a speaker system for Rs 22,999 in India. The smart display comes with a 5MP front camera and Dolby sound processing, the company said in a statement. “Echo Show provides an enhanced audio-visual experience. The large screen size will increase utility and make it even easier to ask Alexa to show you things,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year To make the device more efficient on differenciating users’ voices from the ambient sound, the company says it added an eight-microphone array and “far-field” technology. The built-in Smart Home hub would enable users to discover and set-up compatible light bulbs and plugs without the need for additional hubs or apps with a simple voice command — “Alexa, discover my devices.” In addition, the smart display also supports hands-free calling, built-in web browsers and accessibility features. “You can enable Alexa captioning, magnify the screen, toggle colour inversion, choose between colour correction options, enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select,” the company added. Amazon Echo Show is available on Amazon.in with cashback and other offers.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball ends 4game losing streak with 8962 win over

OSU freshman guard Austin Grandstaff (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Virginia on Dec. 1 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 64-58.Credit: Bree Williams | Lantern PhotographerIt might have come against a Virginia Military Institute team picked to finish last in the Southern Conference in the conference’s preseason coaches poll, but the Ohio State men’s basketball team will surely take its 89-62 win on Saturday any way it can get it to snap its four-game losing streak.“I feel like it’s definitely a sense of relief,” redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson said. “We’re a young team, but we’re still hungry, and I feel like in this game we grew a lot.”Facing a team that contains no players taller than 6-foot-6, the Buckeyes used their height to great advantage to control the paint on both ends of the floor and open up the outside game on offense.OSU (3-4) held a commanding 40-14 lead in points in the paint, while scoring 29 second-chance points and outrebounding the Keydets (3-4) by a margin of 48-27.Four Buckeyes finished with double-digit points, led by 19 from sophomore guard Jae’Sean Tate and 17 from junior forward Marc Loving.“It’s definitely a different feeling, a different atmosphere in the locker room,” Loving said about getting back on the winning side. “It feels good to get a win under our belt, but we still have a lot to work on to keep the one-game winning streak alive.”The Buckeyes came out of the gates firing, looking to put a kibosh to their losing streak. The home team jumped out to a 19-9 lead in the first six and a half minutes of the game, and put themselves in position to run away with the game.Some turnovers and missed looks fueled a very quick Keydet run, though, which saw them take a 23-22 lead midway through the first half. The deficit snapped OSU back to attention, as it went on a 17-3 run from that point en route to taking a 42-31 lead into the intermission.Loving said when VMI mounted its brief comeback, the team didn’t panic or press it too much.“I feel like we’re a very confident basketball team,” he said. “When moments happen like that, we just try to come together as much as possible, because if we don’t we will end up losing the game.”The Buckeyes shot just 4-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half, but made up for it by shooting 12-of-20 inside of it. As a whole, OSU shot 47 percent from the field in the first half, while holding the visitors to 33 percent. Sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop led the charge in the opening 20 minutes, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting with two blocked shots.OSU coach Thad Matta said he was happy with the looks that opened up on the perimeter despite the shots not always falling.“I thought that even though we didn’t shoot that high of a percentage, I thought our execution was a little better,” he said.The Scarlet and Gray continued the strategy of utilizing the team’s size to open up opportunities in the second half.OSU bumped its lead up to 18 points midway through the half, with much of the attack centering around the big, physical nature of Thompson, who scored six points in the second half to finish with 13. “He’s shown us, just in terms of his skill around the basket, I think he’s got a pretty good feel when he catches the ball, just in terms of what needs to be done, what he needs to do with it,” Matta said.Loving also played a big role on offense in the second half, with 11 points in the final 20 minutes. Another extended run later in the half, this one of the 11-0 variety, put the contest out of reach and put the nail in the coffin of OSU’s losing streak.VMI junior guard QJ Peterson, who came in averaging 20.2 points per game, was the leading scorer for the Keydets with 23 points, but was only able to shoot at a 6-of-16 clip as he was guarded tightly throughout by Bates-Diop.Two areas of major concern throughout the season for OSU saw improvements for Matta’s squad on Saturday: free-throw shooting and turnovers.The Buckeyes came into the game with the 11th worst free-throw percentage at 59.4 percent and averaging 15.7 turnovers per game, the 32nd worst mark in the nation.On Saturday, however, OSU shot an efficient 15-of-19 at the line (78.9 percent) and only coughed the ball up a season-low nine times.“We cut our turnovers down. We had single-digit turnovers for the whole game,” Loving said. “I feel like we have to carry that out throughout the rest of the season.”Freshman center Daniel Giddens, who leads the Big Ten with 3.3 blocks per game, was unable to play on Saturday as he dealt with an illness, but that didn’t stop OSU from altering five shots. Matta said after the game that he expects Giddens to return on Tuesday.That game on Tuesday is set to come against Air Force. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Dominant defense leads Ohio State womens basketball over Wisconsin 8761

OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe surging Ohio State women’s basketball team (18-4, 10-1) handled a struggling Wisconsin team (6-15, 2-9) with a suffocating defensive performance Thursday night to keep the train running smoothly into the highly anticipated matchup with No. 5 Maryland on Monday.Coming into the matchup against the Badgers, the Buckeyes had won 13 of their last 14 games overall. The 87-61 victory pushed No. 7 OSU’s home winning streak to 11 games, while the Badgers have now dropped nine of their last 10 games overall.OSU coach Kevin McGuff said he was satisfied with the way each member of the team immediately found their individual roles and contributed in the contest.“We had good communication, good concentration, good effort,” McGuff said. “Everybody (that) came off the bench knew exactly what we were in. They were locked in and focused.”The Scarlet and Gray started the game off slow, plagued by poor shooting. But that all changed with a little over two minutes left in the first quarter. The Buckeyes scored 11 of their 19 first-quarter points in that short amount of time, aided by a trio of 3-pointers.The momentum OSU created carried over into the second period. The Buckeyes quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead and started to step it up on defense. The lead blossomed to 20 points midway through the quarter, but a late surge pushed the Badgers back to a 13-point deficit at the break.In the opening half, senior guard Ameryst Alston led the way for OSU with 12 points, while junior forward Shayla Cooper added 10 points along with seven rebounds. The nation’s third-leading scorer, sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, was held to only three points in the first half but found other ways to help her team out. For the Badgers, Cayla McMorris and Michala Johnson each put in eight points.While the Buckeyes held a steady lead at the break, they saw the opportunity to put the game away early with a lopsided third quarter, and did just that.“The third quarter was as good a defensive quarter as we’ve had probably all year,” McGuff said.The Buckeyes held Wisconsin to only seven points in the entire third period, pressuring the Badgers into shooting only 18.2 percent from the field. Using the full-court press to their advantage, the Buckeyes put together a lockdown team effort throughout the 10 minutes.When the final buzzer sounded, the Buckeyes headed off the floor with heads held high. Alston was the leading scorer for OSU with 21 points, while Mitchell, who had a strong second half shooting the ball, added 16. Cooper earned her sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds, as well.Nine different OSU players saw the floor, eight of whom scored in the game, displaying an ability and a willingness to get everyone involved.“I think that’s what’s so special about our team. We have so many different aspects (and) a lot of us can contribute,” Alston said. “It’s always great to see (different) people out there playing.”Continuing Big Ten play, the streaking Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Maryland at home Monday, which is scheduled for a 9 p.m. tipoff. read more

Matt Kawamoto sets high standards for Ohio State lacrosse

After a season-ending shoulder injury in 2010, Ohio State lacrosse redshirt junior defenseman Matt Kawamoto set his sights on a big return last season. After being named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and garnering All-American honorable mention honors, Kawamoto said he feels he accomplished just that. “I was shocked,” Kawamoto said. “It’s always been a goal of mine to push to become an All-American.” Kawamoto racked up 32 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers in a total of 15 games for the Buckeyes this season. Coach Nick Myers said the way Kawamoto plays is what catches his eye. “The intensity Matt brings to the field really helps define who we are,” Myers said. “He’s got a great voice, and so much of defense is communication.” Myers also said the entire Buckeyes benefited from the leadership that Kawamoto provided. “He is also a glue-guy who brings the other five or six defensemen together, and gets everyone on the same page,” Myers said. “He is very vocal, and I think guys are drawn to that. Off the field, he is also a great teammate. He will always be there for you.” After his injury in 2010, Kawamoto said the transition back into lacrosse was difficult, but that he had plenty of encouragement. “I came back in the fall working on just getting stuff back and taking small steps,” Kawamoto said. “I really turned it up once the season came around.” Myers said that while Kawamoto has always had the potential to be an All-American, there was a moment when the coaches all came to a consensus that the 2011 season could be special for Kawamoto. “He came back in January in the best shape I have ever seen him in,” Myers said. “He had that same motor we had always seen but just another level of intensity. He had the injury before, but it really made him step back, understand the opportunity he has and that you never know when (injuries) can come up on you. In turn, he just worked that much harder on his game.” Kawamoto said he celebrated the award by relaxing with his friends and going home to Virginia to see his family. Although Kawamoto was excited to be named an All-American, he said he will not be resting on laurels for next season. “I personally like to look at team goals before anything else,” Kawamoto said of his upcoming senior season. “I want to win the ECAC league and make it to the NCAA tournament to make a run at a national championship. I think we have the team and talent to do it. We just have to put it all together.” read more

Heynckes on Real Madrid match Its a cracker of course

first_imgBayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is excited at the prospect of facing Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions LeagueThe two sides were drawn to face each other earlier today and will meet for the first leg at the Allianz Arena on April 25, before meeting again for the return leg a week later at the Santiago Bernabeu.Heynckes, who earlier today announced he would be stepping down from his role at Bayern for a fourth time at the end of the season, is excited at facing his former club one more time in a clash that he believes will be full attractive football with two quality sides.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“It’s a cracker of course, a clash of giants in a positive sense. Two teams with great tradition in European and world football face off, both play attractive football and love the sport. It’s a difficult draw for both sides. But we don’t know whether it would have been easier against Roma or Liverpool. We have to take it as it is. I don’t think the draw is particularly inconvenient.” said Heynckes, according to the club website.Bayern Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who used to play for the club during his playing days, was not quite as enthusiastic as the head coach. But the Bosnian was confident that the squad have the talent at their disposal to avoid a repeat of last season’s defeat to the Spanish giants.“They’re top opponents, that’s clear. Real have great qualities. They only have top-class players, but we too have a really good team. I trust our lads. Our coach knows Real best. We were eliminated by them last year, we want to do better this time. We want to make it to the final. We have great respect but no fear. We’ll do everything to go to Kyiv.” said the former midfielder.last_img read more

Bernardo Silva kept quiet to which Manchester club he was signing

first_imgThe Portuguese midfielder was heavily linked to Manchester United in May 2017, and on the plane to the English city he didn’t say who he was signing forIn May 2017 Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva left French Ligue 1 side Monaco in order to play in the English Premier League.He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with many people saying he will understand fellow countrymen manager Jose Mourinho without a problem.But Silva kept quiet because only he knew he was going to join the Red Devils rivals Manchester City.“There was a guy on the plane who thought I was going to Man United. He was a United fan. I didn’t tell him he was wrong,” he told The Sun.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.“But, yeah, a lot of people didn’t know where I was going.”“I heard about the interest and I’ve friends at United. One of the physios there was with me at Monaco,” he added.“The manager, of course, is Portuguese and I’ve met him around.”“Victor Lindelof — we were in the same year in Benfica. Nemanja Matic, I trained with him in Benfica, so I know a few players,” he said.“But if I have to be precise, the only official offer my agent got was the one from City.”last_img read more

NGolo Kante insists hes not the nicest man in football

first_imgChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante insists he is not the nicest man in football, contrary to widespread belief.The France international is often praised for his humble attitude and low key lifestyle but he insists he’s just being himself.Speaking to the Blues’ official magazine, the World Cup Winner said: “I play football and I want to be considered as a footballer.”“I don’t want people paying too much attention about what I am outside of football, what I’m doing, and asking: ‘Who is N’Golo?’”WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.“Just consider me as a footballer, you don’t need to look too much at this and say: ‘Oh, he’s like this, he’s like this, he’s like this.’ Ask me about my football, and not too much else. I just want to be a player among the players.”“I am how I am. I cannot explain it well, but I don’t feel the nicest person, on the football pitch or in life, I’m just myself.”“If I win, I win and if I lose, I lose, but I always try to give my best in any competition. That’s not because I’m nice or something. I’m just myself.”last_img read more

Social Media Statements on Brandie Nova Anderson

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Providenciales – It has been brought to the attention of the TCI Integrity Commission, statements on social media which speak of the Commission’s involvement in an alleged investigation.   The Commission hereby denies that Ms. Brandie Nova Anderson was under any investigation by the Commission for any alleged acts of corruption or other alleged offences or wrong doing.   The Commission further denies any action alleged to have been taken or communication or interaction by the Commission with any agency or institution mentioned in the social media statements in furtherance of the alleged investigation of Ms. Brandie Nova Anderson.The Commission has a constitutional and statutory obligation to investigate every complaint or report of alleged act of corruption or breach of the Code of Conduct with a view primarily, to establish the truth or falsity of the complaint or report. This is what the Commission proposes to do in this case.The Commission recognizes that social media provides a platform through which persons freely interact and communicate various information on any matter, using their names, pseudonyms or plainly anonymous.    When social media exchanges relate to or concern the Commission or its operations, it is not the policy of the Commission to respond to such exchanges, unless it is absolutely necessary to safeguard not only the effective discharge of the Commission’s mandate but also public confidence in its ability to continue to do so.   This includes the discharge of its strict confidentiality obligations.   Equally to be emphasized, is that persons who use the liberty of social media as a cloak to make or give false and malicious information, complaints or reports against other persons, agencies or institutions, must be prepared to face the severe consequences under the law for so doing.Press Release: TCIG Related Items:last_img read more