Education Review Office tells schools: teach more about porn

first_imgNZ Herald 12 September 2018 The Education Review Office says high schools should be teaching about pornography and sexual violence so teenagers learn what’s healthy and what’s not.The agency, in its first review of sexuality education in schools since 2007, says schools have not kept pace with an explosion of access to pornography and other sexual content on smartphones and social media.“To meet the needs of young people in our current context, sexuality education needs to be more comprehensive and the variability across schools needs to be reduced,” it says.“This evaluation found some schools were failing to meet minimum standards of effectiveness, and many more were only just meeting these standards.“Given the complexity of the issues involved, and the impact sexuality issues have on young people’s wellbeing, this performance is not good enough.”The report says upcoming findings from The Light Project, founded by Auckland sexual health workers Nikki Denholm and Jo Robertson, show that many NZ teens are learning about sex through pornography.READ MORE: NZ sex-ed was bad in 2007 – its still just as bad, report showsStuff 12 September 2018  Sex education in New Zealand is no better than it was a decade ago – and students are being let down by a lack of education around consent, pornography and sexual violence, a new report shows.In 2007, the Education Review Office (ERO) found the majority of schools were not effectively meeting students’ needs with sex education.Māori and Pacific students were being particularly let down, as were students with additional needs and students who were sex-, gender- or sexuality-diverseERO also commended a large co-ed secondary school for celebrating diversity by asking students if they had a preferred name or pronoun, and using non-gendered terms, installing gender-neutral toilets, supporting a same-sex couple as the main characters in their student-directed Shakespeare production and holding gender-neutral events at athletics days.“These schools were proactive, rather than reactive, and did not simply rely on more general policies and practices around inclusion, but took the time and effort to think about how they could send the positive message for sex-, gender- or sexuality-diverse students that they were welcome and cared for,” the report said.READ MORE:–its-still-just-as-bad-report-shows Education Review Office recommends more teaching on pornNewsHub 12 September 2018The Education Review Office (ERO) has recommended schools teach students more about pornography after discovering it is one of the least mentioned parts of sex education.The 2018 Promoting Wellbeing Through Sexuality Education report found less than half of high schools taught about pornography, while a lot of students access it.“Pornography rarely depicts meaningful consent, and often includes coercion and/or violence, particularly towards girls and women, as a normal part of sexual encounters,” it said.“Upcoming draft survey findings… highlight that many young people in New Zealand are learning about sex through pornography.”Conservative group Family First said parents needed resources on pornography.“Pornography viewing by young people is absolutely a major concern for parents, but what parents are crying out for is resources and an understanding of the technology, the risks, and of how to protect their children,” said executive director Bob McCoskrie.READ MORE: High school students should be taught about pornography and sexual violence, report saysTVNZ One News 12 September 2018High school students should be taught about pornography and sexual violence so they learn what is healthy, the Education Review Office has said in a report.Promoting wellbeing through sexuality education is the agency’s first review of sex education in schools in 11 years.It says sex education has not kept pace with technological changes in the last decade.“Without the knowledge and skills to navigate this context, young people are at risk of developing unhealthy attitudes toward sexuality, increasing risks to mental and physical wellbeing for themselves and others,” it said.READ MORE: Principal: Schools can’t fix social issues such as pornographyNewsTalk ZB 12 September 2018High schools are being told to teach about pornography and sexual violence so teenagers learn what’s healthy and what’s not.The Education Review Office has released its first review of sexuality education in schools since 2007.The agency says sex education hasn’t improved in a decade, and students are being let down.President of the Secondary Principals Association Michael Williams told Larry Williams that parents have a responsibility to do this rather than teachers.He says that the ERO only visited 16 schools and 100 primary schools.“So the predominance of talking about pornography and sexual violence, I’m not sure where they’ve drawn that conclusion from such a small example of secondary schools.”He says that most schools would cover issues like pornography, but that they can’t fix social problems.READ MORE: read more

Former football player loses championship boxing bout

first_imgPhoto from TwitterFighting on · Heavyweight boxer Gerald Washington has vowed to come back after losing his first career championship bout. Washington spent three years on the USC football team from 2006-2008 as a defensive end.Former USC-football-player-turned-boxer Gerald Washington lost a heavyweight title bout on Sunday, falling to Deontay Wilder via a fifth-round technical knockout in Birmingham, Ala.Washington, 34, entered the fight as a heavy underdog after replacing two-time heavyweight champion Andrzej Wawrzyk — who tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid — less than a month before the bout was scheduled to take place.The Vallejo, Calif. native won his first professional fight at the age of 30, knocking out Blue DeLong in July 2012. Since then, he had emerged as a legitimate heavyweight contender, with a draw against Amir Mansour in 2015 being the only blemish on his undefeated record until Sunday night.Washington initially came to USC as a tight end in 2006, transferring in from junior college after serving in the U.S. Navy for four years as a helicopter mechanic. Under former head coach Pete Carroll, Washington made the switch to defensive end and recovered two fumbles and blocked a kick during his senior season. After trying his hand at the professional level with the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks’ practice squads, Washington moved on to boxing full-time.He got his Rocky opportunity over the weekend, challenging the undefeated Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) for his belt as a little-known contender. Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) started the fight strongly. He mostly kept the 31-year-old Wilder at a distance using a firm jab that seemed to catch the champion off-guard early on.A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wilder enjoyed a significant home-field advantage on Sunday. With a raucous crowd at his back, Wilder managed to land a thunderous right hand across Washington’s face in the fifth round that knocked him to the canvas. Washington was able to beat the count, but the bout was stopped not long after as Wilder jumped right back in and went for the kill. At the time the fight was called, one judge had Wilder ahead on the scorecards 39-37 while the two others had the contesttied at 38-38.“I just got a little impatient,” Washington told reporters after the loss. “I was trying to go for it. It was an even boxing match. I could have kept it like that and kept it boring. I don’t know why I fell asleep there. I guess I lost a little focus.”Nevertheless, Washington called the match “an experience” and was sure he would learn from his first career championship opportunity.“You have to follow the game plan and stay focused, stay patient,” Washington said. “You may not get all the shots you want in the beginning, but you have to play the game all the way out and then things will start to happen.”Wilder retained his WBC belt with the victory and will now set his sights on becoming a unified champion in the heavyweight division. It’s unclear where Washington will go from here, having taken such a massive step up to face Wilder, but he tweeted a statement thanking fans on Monday morning, along with #ChampionOnTheRise.“I’ll get back to work and come back stronger than ever,” Washington said. “This is a part of our sport, a part of life. You have to be able to get back up and keep pushing forward.”last_img read more

Super 8: Wasteful Vipers require spots to edge Mbarara City, reach finals

first_img Tags: mbarara city fcPilsner Super 8topvipers sc Vipers are the first team to reach this year’s Pilsner Super 8 final. (PHOTO/File)Pilsner Super 8Vipers SC 1(5)-1(3) Mbarara City FC St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeFriday, 09-08-2019KITENDE – Vipers SC sealed a Pilsner Super 8 finals’ spot on Friday following a penalty shoot-out victory over Mbarara City at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.Both sides drew 1-1 and the Venoms proved ruthless from the spot, winning 5-3 in the end.Brian Ahebwa handed Mbarara City a second half lead which was immediately wiped out by substitute Tito Okello.Vipers dominated the early exchanges but were struggling to create chances.On 7 minutes, Karim Watambala sent a delicious free-kick into the area but Brian Nkuubi could not connect cleanly with the ball, allowing Mohamed Ssekeba in the Mbarara City goal to collect the ball calmly.With pressure starting to mount, The Venoms caught Mbarara on the break, finding themselves in a three on two situation. However Watambala decided to shoot from a long way out, his effort going off target.With 15 minutes played, Vipers were awarded a free-kick just outside the the Mbarara area but the combination of Abraham Ndugwa and Nkuubi made a mess of it, earning just a corner from it in the end.With Vipers more on the offensive, they were left exposed at the back and Paul Mucurezi nearly made them to pay but shot straight at Fabien Mutombora after the former KCCA FC midfielder was teed up in the area by Brian Ahebwa.At the other end, Ssekeba produced a breathtaking stop to deny Ndugwa as Vipers maintained their control in the game.Mbarara was struggling to deal with Vipers pace upfront and were thankful to see Ssekeba parry Denis Mwezi’s cross on 40 minutes as the former Ssese played tried to set-up Ndugwa for a tap-in.With two minutes to half time, Mbarara nearly took the lead. After Mucurezi was fouled, Solomon Okwalinga sent a lofted free-kick into the box but Ahebwa who was unmarked, tamely shot at Mutombora who tips the ball over for a fruitless corner.Vipers started the second half on the offensive with Nkuubi heading over an Innocent Wafula cross on 47 minutes.Two minutes later, Vipers felt they were denied a penalty when Ndugwa went down under the challenge of Hillary Mukundane but the referee William Oloya waved away the claims.Ssekeba was having a good day at office, diving low to save Watambala’s effort after the left-footed midfielder was teed up-inside the area by Ndugwa.Mbarara continued to live dangerously as moments later, Watambala rattled the cross bar and Ndugwa failed to pounce on the rebound while under pressure from Mukundane.In search for the seemingly elusive opener, the Venoms called for a first change, introducing debutant Ibrahim Kayiwa in place of Nkuubi on 58 minutes.Three minutes later, Watambala hut the cross bar once again. The St. Mary’s Kitende graduate neatly controlled Wafula’s low cross before shooting onto the bar.With pressure mounting on them, the Ankole Lions made their first substitution with Ibrahim Orit withdrawn and replaced by Malweth Wol.Wol found himself in the thick of the action straight away as he saw his header cleared off the line after Mutombora had parried Okwalinga into the South Sudanese international.On 65 minutes, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye replaced Innocent Wafula as the Venoms looked to introduce more energy upfront.In a final throw of the dice, the Venoms made their last change, sending on Tito Okello in place of Mwezi.A minute later, St. Mary’s Stadium was stunned as Mbarara took the lead. Ahebwa shown great commitment and determination as he lashed onto a routine long ball, dinked the ball over Halid Lwaliwa and then lobbed Motombora to hand his side a 1-0 lead.However, their lead lasted for only a minute as Okello who had been on the field barely two minutes, equalized after he was played in through on goal by Ndugwa.The Venoms should have doubled their tally moments later but Zaga shot over off Ndugwa’s cut-back.With 8 minutes to play, Mbarara got a glorious chance to win it but Wol shot at Mutombora while one on one with the custodian after he was played through on goal.Brian Ahebwa had another chance to win it but hesitated in the area after he was played in by Mucurezi, allowing Aziz Kayondo to neak the ball out for a fruitless corner.In the end, both sides could not be separated in 90 minutes, requiring spots from the penalty mark to decide who marches onto the final.In ths shoot out, Vipers converted all of their 5 spots with Okello, Kayiwa, Ndugwa, Zaga and Mutombora all finding the back of the net.For Mbarara, Ahebwa, Mukundane and Pestis Balenga scored while Ronald Otti missed.In the end, Vipers won the shootout 5-3 to reach the final where they will take on either KCCA FC or Onduparaka who face off in the other last 4 contest.Teams usedVipers SC XIFabian Mutombora (gk), Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Karim Watambala, Innocent Wafula, Brian Nkuubi, Abraham Ndugwa, Denis Mwezi.Mbarara City FCMohamed Ssekeba (gk), Zaid Byekwaso, Jasper Ahebwa, Ronald Otti, Hilary Mukundane, Pestis Balenge, Solomon Okwalinga, Paul Mucureezi, Brian Ahebwa, Ivan Eyamu, Ibrahim Oriti.Comments last_img read more

Warriors-Kings cheatsheet: Sacramento hoping to continue playoff push

first_imgThe Kings are looking to make the postseason for the first time in more than a decade, while the champs hope to maintain their solid play for the final stretch of the season.Here’s everything you need to know about Thursday’s matchup.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Kings projected starting lineup: Nemanja Bjelica, Harrison Barnes, Willie Cauley-Stein, De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield Kings Stock Report: The Kings have been the laughing stock of the NBA for the last decade, …last_img read more

SKA – who gets what

first_imgThe SKA host decision makes the mostof the vast amounts of money alreadycommitted to the project by the bidrivals. (Image: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Marina Joubert  SKA South Africa communications  +27 83 409 4254 RELATED ARTICLES • Great astronomy, with or without SKA • Big science coming to SA • Pandor: we did it • SA assists with Nasa’s Mars mission • Gallery: the KAT-7 radio telescopeJanine ErasmusNow that the long wait is over and the co-hosts of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) have been announced, South Africa and Australia can get on with the business of building the world’s biggest scientific instrument.Although the site is to be shared, the split is not equal – Southern Africa will get the juiciest part of the SKA pie.The technology will be rolled out in two phases. Actual construction of the SKA is expected to start in 2016, with mid-frequency antennae – the big dishes similar to those seen in the KAT-7 grouping, now operational at the local SKA site – and an array of low-frequency antennae making up the first phase.Phase two will commence in 2018 and will continue up to 2023.“Scientists should be able to use phase one for research by 2020,” said Prof Justin Jonas, associate director for science and engineering at SKA South Africa. “By that time construction on phase two should be underway, with full science operations commencing by 2024.”The SKA was always perceived as a two-phase project, said Jonas.“Even if one country had hosted the whole thing, the phases would have been built at a distance from each other,” he added. “Now the phases will just be further apart.”He said the technology differs for each component, and they operate independently.Southern Africa’s core site is deep in the Northern Cape province, sitting at an altitude of 1 000m and located about 100km west of Carnarvon, a sleepy Karoo town. This site is not only quiet in audio terms, but more importantly for the SKA, it’s a radio-quiet area that’s legally protected by the Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act of 2007 to keep it that way.From the core of about 1 500 antennae, another 1 500 or so will radiate out to other parts of South Africa and Southern African countries, some as far out as 3 000km away. The partner countries are Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia.The core site down under, on the other hand, is at Boolardy, a former sheep station about 100km west of the mining town of Meekatharra. This remote town lies about 770km northeast of Perth in Western Australia.This gigantic scientific instrument will have a combined collecting surface of one square kilometre, and will be 50 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than anything else yet built.In South Africa, data gathered from all these far-flung receivers will be processed locally. But, said Jonas, computers from all over the world could conceivably work on the data.“So everybody will get something out,” he said.The world’s most sensitive radio telescopeThe KAT-7 is the precursor to the MeerKAT, an array of 64 dishes which in turn will form the beginnings of the SKA. MeerKAT was acknowledged in the SKA site advisory committee’s report as a crucial step in the implementation of the SKA.Australia’s equivalent of MeerKAT is called ASKAP – the Australian SKA Pathfinder, which consists of 34 dishes. Both test sites have used mid-frequency instrumentation to demonstrate their technology.“The MeerKAT will supplement the sensitive SKA phase one dish array, providing a large part of the collection area of the world’s most sensitive radio telescope,” said South Africa’s science and technology minister Naledi Pandor at a briefing to announce the final hosting decision.“We have always said we are ready to host the SKA – and the world has listened.”Pandor has been widely hailed for her leadership throughout the initial and bid processes, which took about nine years to get to the decision-making stage.“She led the team remarkably. She was born for a time such as this,” said mathematician and astrophysicist Prof David Block of Wits University, speaking to Moneyweb.So who gets what?Three different types of antenna technology will be used to cover a wide range of frequencies between 70 megahertz and 10 gigahertz – they are the mid-frequency dishes, and the low- and mid-frequency aperture arrays.The aperture arrays are cost-effective to build and run, and can observe more than one part of the sky at the same time.With each standing about 1.5m high, the low-frequency aperture arrays can be accommodated in a relatively modest area, compared to the bigger 15m-tall dishes. A baseline of 200km would suffice, according to SKA.The South African part of phase one, the whole of which constitutes about 10% of the total SKA, will include the 64 dishes of the MeerKAT, plus another 190 dishes.Across the Indian Ocean, the ASKAP too will be absorbed into phase one. In addition, 60 mid-frequency dishes and an as yet undisclosed number of low-frequency aperture arrays will be installed.In phase two, all the dishes will be built in Southern Africa – this is the stage at which the widely-spaced dishes will start to spread into the partner countries, out to a distance of 3 000km or more from the core. A number of flat, 60m-wide mid-frequency aperture arrays will also be built here – the number will be determined later.The rest of the low-frequency aperture array antennae , as many as 10 times more than in phase one, will be constructed in Australia and New Zealand.“The higher elevation of the South African site is an advantage for the mid-frequency telescope, hence the allocation of this segment of the SKA to South Africa,” said Jonas.It means that South Africa will have the ability to make lengthy, deep observations of a narrow part of the sky, while Australia will be able to more quickly make surveys of wider portions.In terms of costs, he said, members of the SKA organisation – South Africa, the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Italy, New Zealand and the Netherlands – will all contribute to capital and running costs. Depending on whether new members come on board, these costs may vary.A worldwide network of supporting elements, including staff, scientific institutions, data networks and computing facilities is also now needed, said Jonas.The hosts will now enter a design and pre-construction phase before the SKA begins to take physical shape.South Africa will also press on with the MeerKAT which, said Pandor, would have gone ahead whether or not the country had been awarded the SKA.last_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony LIVE

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame induction ceremony is being held Thursday, August 2nd at the Cardinal Center. Several individuals who have, and continue to, contribute to the success of the Ohio State Fair are being recognized. The Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame induction will be held Friday morning.last_img

Sliding Insulation Between Rafters From Above

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in It’s harder to weatherize an old Cape Cod house than it is to weatherize other types of houses. The second floor of a Cape Cod house has sloped ceilings, typically interrupted by 4-foot-high kneewalls. In most cases, a Cape also includes a horizontal ceiling in the center of the second floor, with a cramped third-floor attic above the horizontal ceiling.If you live in an old, uninsulated Cape, you know how hard it is to come up with a good way to insulate your home’s sloped ceilings. Among several possible methods, these approaches are typically recommended:These approaches work, but they are expensive and potentially disruptive. What about a third approach — namely, trying to slide ventilation baffles and insulation into the rafter bays from the third-floor attic? Is that even possible?The answer is “maybe.”Before we provide tips on how it may be possible to slide insulation down the rafter bays from the attic above, let’s list the factors that may make this work difficult or impossible:Before you attempt this approach to insulating a sloped ceiling, you have to decide on what type of ventilation baffle to use, and what type of insulation to use.Ideally, your insulation baffle will be long enough to reach from the top of the sloped ceiling section to the bottom, so that you don’t have to try to insert two or three baffles in each rafter bay. (It would be hard to insert the bottom-most baffle in place if it wasn’t long enough to reach all the way to the upper attic.)If you decide to use a commercially available baffle like SmartBaffle or AccuVent  or Provent, first determine whether the products are long enough. (SmartBaffle is 37 inches long, and Accuvent baffles can be ordered in… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH adds silver to lawn bowls medal haul

first_imgLATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next The Philippines also scored a gold in the men’s fours and a silver in the women’s fours events on Thursday.Brunei won the bronze in women’s triples.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout The Philippines got another medal from lawn bowls in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, this time a silver in women’s triples event.Hazel Jagonoy, Rosita Bradborn, and Vilma Greenless settled for the silver, the country’s third podium finish in the sport, after losing to host Malaysia in the final. ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Now the club that was trampled over for so many years by Manchester United — and had to escape the third tier 20 years ago this month — is the force of English football with four titles in eight seasons. City finished first in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and ’14 led by Manuel Pellegrini, then under Guardiola became the first repeat champion in a decade.Guardiola earned six league titles as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona in the 1990s, the had hat tricks of league titles as coach at Barcelona and Bayern Munich“I push my staff,” Guardiola said, “and I push myself.”He sets standards on the field that require rivals to raise theirs.City trailed Liverpool by seven points in late December but won its final 14 games after a Jan. 29 defeat at Newcastle and finished with 98 points, the second-highest total in English history behind its 100 last year. Liverpool, chasing its first championship in 29 years, finished with the highest total for a non-champion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Liverpool was exceptional, I don’t mean to rub it in, it is what it is, they didn’t deserve to lose,” said 33-year-old City captain Vincent Kompany, who helped maintain the lead last week when his long-range goal in the second half provided a 1-0 win over Leicester. “It makes me so much more happy that we played such a great team all season.”During a 21-minute stretch in the first half at Brighton, City gave up hope to Liverpool supporters at Anfield, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) to the northwest.With both grounds bathed in brilliant sunshine, Sadio Mané put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later — the first time the champions had trailed in a league game since January.“We heard the Brighton fans singing ‘1-0 to Liverpool’ just at the moment we conceded,” Kompany said.Even when Sergio Agüero leveled 83 seconds after Glenn Murray’s header, City only moved back into top spot when Aymeric Laporte nodded in from Riyad Mahrez’s corner in the 38th minute.It turned out to be the goal that decided the title.But there were still nerves to be eased in the second half. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City in a record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July.There was a stylish conclusion to City’s title defense when Ilkay Gündogan scored from a free kick in the 72nd minute for the team’s 95th goal in 38 league matches.“We were creating chances, finding the gaps, imposing ourselves,” Kompany said. “Though the pitch was slow I felt we were magnificent. We did everything we needed to do in a game such as today.”City became the first team to retain the trophy since Manchester United won its third straight in the 2007-08, one of 10 it earned under manager Alex Ferguson. Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)BRIGHTON, England— All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners’ medal is placed around his neck.It happens a lot.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss A fitting finale MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated As City flew back to Manchester for a celebration with fans outside its Etihad Stadium, United supporters were reeling from a loss to Cardiff that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finish in sixth — 32 points behind its neighbor — and without any silverware.City remains on course for an English treble, having already collected a League Cup and preparing for the FA Cup final against Watford on Saturday.“We’ll go and celebrate,” Kompany said, “but we’re also thinking of that next game on Saturday.”Winning isn’t addictive just for Guardiola.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a thrilling title race and giving Guardiola eight league championships over 10 years in three countries.“Winning the title gives you a lot of energy,” Guardiola said after the clinching 4-1 victory over Brighton, “and is so addictive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWinning was become routine for City in a way it never was before the flow of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth began in 2008.When Sheikh Mansour bought City, City’s only English championships in a history stretching back to 1880 were won in 1937 and 1968. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Ohio State bullpen blows 40 lead to Iowa at Big Ten tournament

OSU junior catcher Jalen Washington (2) swings at a ball during a game against Bethune-Cookman at Bill Davis Stadium on April 1. Credit: Nathan Rubinstein | Lantern photographerAfter being postponed the night before, the fourth-seeded Ohio State baseball team took the field against the No. 8 seed Iowa Hawkeyes trying to move two games closer to a Big Ten championship.Greg Beals’ team had been riding high coming into Friday winning 13 of its last 15 games. Senior starting pitcher John Havird retired Hawkeye after Hawkeye while the offense dug in and capitalized on nearly every presented opportunity. OSU tacked on two runs in the sixth, and sophomore right fielder Tre’ Gantt singled to straight-away center in the top of the ninth to pad the cushion for OSU, extending the lead to 4-0 over Iowa.However, the smooth-sailing through eight and one-half innings quickly capsized the Buckeyes in the bottom half of the ninth.After receiving eight scoreless innings from senior starter John Havird, OSU called upon sophomore reliever Seth Kinker to finish the game. Kinker, who entered the day with an ERA of 1.33, struggled right out of the gate as he faced the top of the Iowa order.The Hawkeyes strung together four consecutive hits to lead off the inning to cut the deficit to 4-1. Kinker forced senior catcher Daniel Moriel to ground into a double play which did allow one extra run to score. Sophomore first baseman Austin Guzzo singled up the middle to drive in a run and draw Iowa within one. With a runner on first and the score now 4-3, the Buckeyes called on senior left-handed reliever Michael Horejsei to come in and get the final out of the game. The first batter he faced, senior pinch-hitter Jimmy Frankos, was hit by a pitch, putting the winning run on first base. Redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos was the third reliever of the inning brought in to try and nail down this game. With runners on first and second, Pavlopoulos surrendered a single to redshirt junior Devin Pickett that tied the game up at four.Following a scoreless tenth inning from the Buckeyes, Iowa would load the bases on the strength of a four-pitch walk, a fielder’s choice bunt, and a hit-by-pitch. With a 1-1 count, junior infielder Mason McCoy singled to right center field to send the Hawkeyes home as winners, 5-4 in extras.For many, this harkened back to the demoralizing loss in the first round of last year’s Big Ten tournament with OSU pitted against Iowa. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, then OSU’s senior closer Trace Dempsey walked a batter and surrendered a walk-off two-run home run to Iowa’s senior infielder Nick Day. OSU was eliminated from the tournament on the next day against No. 6 seed Indiana.Against Iowa, John Havird gave up only two hits with no walks and four strikeouts in eight scoreless frames while Iowa senior starting pitcher Tyler Peyton struck out five and issued no walks over seven innings of five hit, three run baseball. Peyton struck out five and walked none, but hit two batters with pitches. Neither starter factored into the decision.The Buckeyes will hope to stave off elimination and continue their run in this year’s Big Ten tournament where they will take on the fifth-seeded Michigan Wolverines at 10 p.m. on Friday. OSU defeated the Wolverines 8-3 on Wednesday night. read more