Mens basketball Chris Holtmann focuses on recruiting and program tradition in opening

Chris Holtmann, the 14th coach in Ohio State men’s basketball history, speaks at introductory press conference Monday morning | Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterDressed in a gray suit, white dress shirt and scarlet-striped tie, holding the hands of his wife, Lori, and his daughter, Nora; Chris Holtmann, alongside Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith, was formally introduced as Ohio State men’s basketball’s 14th head coach in program history in a press conference Monday on the court of the Schottenstein Center.Rumored to be a candidate at several job openings such as North Carolina State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Tennessee over the past three offseasons, Holtmann said the Big Ten program in Columbus was the only one he seriously considered.“This was a decision I had to work through,” Holtmann said. “Gene was aggressive and persistent in his approach and I really appreciated that.”Holtmann, 45, spent the past three seasons at Butler and made the NCAA Tournament each year, reaching the Sweet 16 this past season. After that run, Holtmann signed a contract extension with Butler through the 2024-25 season. But when the Ohio State job became available and he was offered an eight-year deal worth approximately $3 million annually, he couldn’t let that opportunity slip by him.Holtmann said the combination of a university with world-class education, a thriving athletic department with some of the best programs in their respective sports in the country, the tradition of the program, a talent-rich recruiting area and a passionate fan base sold him on the position.“I had left a special program and special guys,” he said. “That was emotional for me. But I’m telling you, it was the vision that (Smith) had and what he was looking for and this place. I’m extremely excited.”The search for the replacement to 13-year head coach Thad Matta began the afternoon of June 5, coming just after it was announced Matta would be exiting. Smith met with former collegiate basketball coach Eddie Fogler to begin the process of searching for candidates and conducting background checks on any names that arose in the discussions.Smith said the search for a new head coach began and ended with the same name at the top of their list.“(Holtmann) was my target from the beginning,” Smith said.Holtmann discusses the importance of recruiting well in the state of Ohio at his introductory press conference Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThough Holtmann was offered the job on Tuesday, Smith said Holtmann was reluctant at first to sign on the dotted line. The contract originally put on the table was a seven-year offer, but Smith said he tacked on an additional year to create a more enticing offer.Then, on Thursday morning, Smith said he and his wife traveled to meet the Holtmanns in Dayton and get to know one another. By the time the discussion had ended, Ohio State had its next head coach.Smith called Fogler and told him the search was over. They got their guy.“We sought a high-intensity individual with an emphasis on academics, someone who is relentless in recruiting with great ties to the great state of Ohio and the contiguous states,” Smith said. “We found a proven winner who’s a community engager and bottom line fits our culture.”During Holtmann’s introductory speech, he emphasized the importance of recruiting the state of Ohio, highlighting his 20 years of experience recruiting the Buckeye state. He said that locking down the state’s best prospects would be paramount to the program’s long-term success.“This region … is a tremendous area for talented, smart and tough players,” Holtmann said. “We’re going to work extremely hard as a staff to close the borders and dominate the state of Ohio in recruiting. It will be an every-day focus for us.”Holtmann, who is leaving the highest-ranked recruiting class in Butler history, said that he began calling recruits immediately Friday after he signed the appropriate paperwork with the compliance department.As far as the rest of the coaching staff is concerned, Holtmann said there are “some wheels in motion” on naming the rest of his staff, but would not expound on that notion.The past four seasons, the Ohio State program has been on the decline, which has been exemplified in scoring struggles and defensive letdowns. Holtmann gave an indication of how that play might change under his leadership.“Aggressive, attacking. We want to be physical and tough and tough minded,” he said. “But we want to play aggressive, attacking style and we want our guys to play with freedom. We want them to go out there and cut loose and play. I think that’s what people will see when they watch our team.” read more

Stuttgarts Benjamin Pavard is a wanted man

first_imgAccording to the Italian outlet, Calciomercato, Barcelona will have to beat the competition from Juventus and Bayern Munich if looking to secure the services of the €30m Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard.Ernesto Valverde is a big fan of the 22-year-old Frenchman, who emerged as one of the most pleasant surprises of the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. Although he already has some major defenders at his disposal, including Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, and Clement Lenglet, the former Athletic Bilbao manager hopes to bring in another reliable option, as Nelson Semedo continues to struggle on the right-back position.Meanwhile, the Bianconeri have wrapped up the €40.4 million deal for Joao Cancelo, but Massimiliano Allegri is yet to be convinced by the performance of the former Valencia man. Additionally, Pavard’s versatility that enables him to cover multiple roles in the backline, as well as, a defensive-midfielder role is something that appeals the most to the Old Lady chief of staff.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.And of course, there are always the Bavarians when it comes to talented players who perform in the Bundesliga. With Joshua Kimmich residing as the only reliable right-back, Niko Kovac is looking for a solid backup, and the former Lille player has what it takes to break into the top-class team like Bayern Munich.As things stand, Stuttgart management can smile while figuring out what price-tag to slap on their in-demand man.last_img read more

Neil Warnock rues denied penalties in Huddersfield draw

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock says they were unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty in their goalless draw with Huddersfield Town on Saturday.Despite Warnock’s claims, Cardiff City should count them lucky after referee Lee Mason overturned a penalty he awarded to Huddersfield Town in the 76th minute.Cardiff felt they were denied clear penalty calls when Philip Billing’s header hit Erik Durm’s arm and when Hoilett was brought down by Hadergjonaj.“We knew we’d be struggling a little bit today,” Warnock told Sky Sports.“We had one or two players who shouldn’t have been playing. Callum Paterson and Victor Camarasa weren’t really fit but I wanted to play them.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“I thought we had the opportunities but we didn’t get the rub of the green although thankfully the linesman was alert to overturn the penalty. We thought ours was a certain penalty for a foul on [Junior] Hoilett.“The lad doesn’t see him coming, he gets to the ball first, and he takes the man.“I don’t understand why they can’t be given but I suppose next season with VAR, we’ve got a chance.”last_img read more

More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – Despite strong objections by the public and calls for an extension on consultations, the Immigration Bill 2015 has been passed. House of Assembly members met until 1:10am Thursday morning to discuss the divisive bill, which on Wednesday, received the green light from the PNP Government. Once again, Blue Hills MP Hon. Goldray Ewing voted against the bill, while other members of the Opposition and the Governor’s Appointed Members did not express their vote during the late night session. The Immigration Bill, along with the Turks and Caicos Islander Status bill also passed in the House this week, are the two proposals, which locals fear will enlarge the Turks and Caicos Islands franchise – unchecked – and provide too many pathways to become a TCI citizen. Citizenship can now go to a person born in the Turks and Caicos or outside of the TCI with one or both of their parents being an indigenous islander. Citizenship can also go to those born outside of the Turks and Caicos if both of their parents were settled or held PRC status in the islands at the time of their birth. It also grants TCI status to a person born outside of the Turks and Caicos with one or more of their grandparents being Turks and Caicos Islanders. It was explained that it will take roughly three months for this bill to become law. Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Related Items:citizenship, house of assembly, immigration bill, turks and caicos islander Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

The first words of Muriel on his return to Italy

first_imgColombian forward Luis Muriel is back in the Italian Lega Serie A, and as soon as he landed he spoke about how he feels now with Fiorentina.Colombian forward Luis Muriel has returned to the Italian Lega Serie A.The 27-year-old already knows the league, having played there with Udinese, Lecce, and Sampdoria.But he spent more than one year and a half with Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga.And now he signed with Fiorentina on a one-year loan with an option to buy him.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I am really happy to be here,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“I gave my word to [director of football Pantaleo] Corvino.”“I can’t wait to get on the field,” he said with a smile.“It is nice to return to Italy and it is a league that I know well.”last_img read more

Executive Director of San Diego County Gun Owners discusses new gun safety

first_imgExecutive Director of San Diego County Gun Owners discusses new gun safety proposal Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Executive Director of San Diego County Gun Owners Michael Schwartz discussed City Attorney Mara Elliot’s new “common sense” gun safety law proposal.The San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee will consider a proposed ordinance Wednesday requiring gun owners to store guns in a locked container or disable them with a trigger lock when not in use.City Attorney Mara Elliott proposed the ordinance Tuesday, calling it a common sense effort to reduce accidental shootings, children’s access to guns and suicides. According to Elliott, roughly 4.6 million children in the U.S. live in a home with a loaded and unsecured gun.“We hear about these tragedies all the time, even here in San Diego,” Elliott said. “With our Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance, we hope to prevent life-altering accidental shootings by reminding gun owners that they are responsible for safeguarding those around them by securely storing their guns.”The ordinance is compliant with state law, Elliott said, which require guns manufactured, transferred or sold in California to have an accompanying safety device approved by the state Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms. The ordinance, according to the city attorney’s office, will help local law enforcement ensure that residents are following state law.Elliott will present the ordinance to the committee during its 9 a.m. meeting. The committee, chaired by City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery, will meet in the City Administration Building’s 12th floor Committee Room, located at 202 C St. center_img Posted: June 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:38 AMlast_img read more

KPBSD Sends Annual Reminder To Parents About Security Cameras In School

first_imgAccording to Communications Liaison for the district, Pegge Erkeneff, the cameras were installed in 2013. Parents are sent a reminder at the start of each school year. For more information, view Board Policy 3515 School Safety and Security. Parents are asked to contact their school principal with questions regarding the cameras. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享All Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools are equipped with digital security cameras to allow administrators and, if needed, local police, to monitor school entrances, hallways and other areas. According to the letter the cameras are located in public areas inside and outside of the school buildings. The letter also states that no cameras are placed in areas where students, staff, or community members have a reasonable expectation of privacy, e.g., a bathroom or a locker room.center_img In a letter sent to KPBSD parents on Thursday from KPBSD Superintendent John O’Brien, “Each school day over 8,000 students attend our 42 schools. While at school, the safety and security of your child(ren) is always our number one priority. As a way to ensure this, the school district and the borough have installed security cameras at your child(ren)’s school. “ O’Brien: “School security is the main purpose for the cameras. However, recordings may be used in disciplinary proceedings. In addition, matters captured by the cameras may be referred to local law enforcement, as appropriate.”last_img read more

At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesias Papua

first_imgA small plane on an airstrip surrounded by floodwaters in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, triggered by torrential rain on 17 March. Photo: AFPAt least 42 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday.The floods in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain on Saturday, and also left 21 people injured.Dozens of homes were damaged by floodwaters, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.”The number of casualties and impact of the disaster will likely increase as search and rescue teams are still trying to reach other affected areas,” he added.The floods have receded, but officials are still trying to evacuate people.Flooding is not uncommon in Indonesia, especially during the rainy season which runs from October to April.In January, floods and landslides killed at least 70 people on Sulawesi island, while earlier this month hundreds in West Java province were forced to evacuate when torrential rains triggered severe flooding.last_img read more

Settop provider Amino Technologies has posted imp

first_imgSet-top provider Amino Technologies has posted improved full-year EBITDA and operating profits despite a downturn in revenues.The company posted EBITDA of £6.2 million (€7.25 million), up from £4.4 million in 2011, with an operating profit of £2.8 million, up from a loss of £0.6 million. Underlying revenue fell by 6.1% to £41.7 million, which Amino said reflected a continued focus on profitability.“Amino has performed strongly in 2012, and we have seen significant increases in both profit and cash flow, alongside material improvements in its operational execution. This has allowed us to sharply increase shareholder returns,” said non-executive chairman Keith Todd. “Moving into 2013, we will continue to target growth which is both high margin and cash flow generative, leveraging off a simplified supply chain and more targeted product range. Whilst exercising a suitable degree of caution, we are well positioned to meet its expectations for the financial year ahead.”last_img read more

RTL Group and Deutsche Telekom have settled a disp

first_imgRTL Group and Deutsche Telekom have settled a dispute over conditions for carriage of the former’s channels on the latter’s Entertain IPTV offering and RTL channels will now be available on Telekom’s service.Deutsche Telekom has meanwhile also said that it is expanding its offering with the launch of 24 new HD channels, including n-tv HD in October and HD channels from the German public broadcasters in December.RTL’s channels are returning to the IPTV offering after an absence of almost three years, following a dispute reportedly centred on RTL’s desire to block the ability to record and fast-forward through adverting breaks.Entertain customers will now be able to access free channels RTL HD, Vox HD, RTL II HD, Super RTL HD and RTL Nitro HD, which will be included alongside CNN International HD, Deluxe Music HD and iMusic HD in the existing HD Start package. Pay TV channels RTL Crime HD, Passion HD and RTL Living plus 13 other high-definition TV channels will be added to Entertain’s thematic packages.Telekom is revamping its subscription structure. An HD option can now be added to one or more thematic packages as well as to the Big TV offering for €4.95 a month, meaning that subscribers will be able to view all the channels in their existing packages in HD. Telekom is also including its HD start and optional packages in its Entertain Premium offering alongside its Big TV package, giving customers an incentive to subscribe to all rather than individual packages.last_img read more