Fitch Addresses PHH, Ocwen

first_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: McCarthy & Holthus Responds to Supreme Court Foreclosure Ruling Next: Fannie Mae on What Could Derail Spring Homebuyers Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News, Secondary Market Tagged with: Fitch Ocwen PHH Ratings RMBS The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fitch Ocwen PHH Ratings RMBS 2019-03-20 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Fitch Addresses PHH, Ocwen Subscribe March 20, 2019 3,292 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fitch Ratings announced earlier this month that it does not expect to change any RMBS bond ratings in response to PHH Mortgage Corporation (PMC) assuming a mortgage sub-servicing role to Ocwen Loan Servicing (OLS). Earlier this year, Fitch also announced that the PMC merger with Homeward Residential would not impact RMBS ratings either.According to Fitch, Ocwen’s primary servicer ratings are currently ‘3-‘ with a Stable Outlook, while PMC’s primary servicer ratings are currently ‘3’ with a Stable Outlook. As of Dec. 31, 2018, Ocwen’s residential servicing portfolio consisted of approximately 1 million loans totaling $149 billion. This included approximately 785,000 loans totaling $114 billion in more than 2,800 non-agency RMBS transactions.Ocwen, along with Wells Fargo, was recently accused of exploiting homeowners during the financial crisis, and on Monday, a New York Federal Judge decided not to rule on the bids to toss out the proposed Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action suit.In March 2018, trustees of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union & Employers Midwest Pension Fund alleged that Ocwen had pushed homeowners into foreclosure during the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008, in order to profit off foreclosures, while Wells Fargo stood by instead of supervised.While the trustees have claimed that the conditions necessary to move forward with the ERISA claim, the judge stated that Ocwen and Wells Fargo had submitted evidence that suggested otherwise.U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick tossed a number of the other dismissal arguments without prejudice to potentially be refiled after those motions were decided.”The [first amended complaint] also asserts that Ocwen ‘exercised sweeping, unchecked control of the management and disposition of securitized mortgages, and was a fiduciary under ERISA to the benefit plans that invested in those mortgages,'” the judge said. “Ocwen and Wells Fargo, however, have filed numerous exhibits in conjunction with their motions to dismiss, which cast considerable doubt on plaintiffs’ ability to support these allegations.”Find more from Fitch Ratings here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fitch Addresses PHH, Ocwen Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Exsecon Security Recruits, Amidst Ebola Crisis

first_imgDespite the decline in the Liberian economy due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a Liberian owned private security firm, the Executive Security Consultancy, Incorporated (EXSECON), has launched a massive recruitment of Liberians to secure and protect diverse business assets and facilities.At the weekend, over 76 persons, between the ages of 18 and 40,   were undergoing physical training, as part of a  six-week curriculum to be hired as EXSECON officers  after graduation.The theoretical training is held from Monday to Friday in the EXSECON headquarters at the intersection of Broad and Johnson Streets, while the physical training is held every Saturday and climaxed with a bit of theory.A top EXSECON source intimated that EXSECON wants to recruit about 300 new officers and this is being done in compliance with an order issued by its acting general manager, Fidell Samukai.According to the source, this is intended to meet the demands in the expansion of their operations.The source, refusing to be named on ground that he had no instruction to divulge on the matter, told Daily Observer that EXSECON currently has the highest security personnel, about 745 officers.The source indicated that the pay range depends on the assignment and rank, basically between US$75 to US$250.There are reports that EXSECON is protecting and securing all the facilities of the UN, including UNMIL, as well as the German Embassy, Nigerian House, the Sierra Leone Embassy and Cellcom.EXSECON, founded 1993, has as its motto: “Professionalism and dedication.”When contacted the EXSECON Administrative Officer Jeremy Quellie, referred the Daily Observer to the acting general manager Fidell Samukai, who also declined to be interviewed.However, according to some of the recruited officers who begged for anonymity, a junior high student and above are eligible to apply, but must bring along health and police certificates and recommendation from the community and a religious institution.“He/she is mandated to secure and protect diverse business assets and facilities, ensure client satisfaction, investigate incidents, carry out security surveys and assessments and recommend safety solutions,” the source said. “He/she must be capable of leading, motivating, organizing and managing others and also be at least 18 years.”Amidst the recruitment exercises, EXSECON is also observing the preventive measure against the Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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New building for Little Angels School in Letterkenny moves a step closer

first_imgThe Little Angels School in Letterkenny has moved a step closer to getting a new building.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the provision of a new school building for the Little Angels School in Letterkenny.The Fianna Fail Deputy said he has raised this matter on a number of occasions with the Minister and directly with the Department of Education. He said “Little Angels School in Letterkenny preform massive work on an ongoing basis, they currently urgently require a new school building and this is a matter which I have highlighted on numerous occasions in the Dáil added Pat the Cope.“In my question to the Minister this week regarding the Little Angels School, the Department replied and I quote: “It is anticipated that this project will shortly be authorised to commence the pre-qualification process to create a shortlist of contractors to which the project will be tendered.”Deputy Gallagher said he welcomes the confirmation that contractors are to be sought, and that pre-qualification and short-listing of contractors is to be sanctioned, this will then allow the school to be tendered for and a contractor appointed for the project.He added “I will again be calling on the Department to proceed without any delay in order to deliver this new school building in a timely manner in order that the pupils and staff of Little Angels can directly benefit from a new school building.” Copy of Dáil reply issued to Pat the Cope.QUESTIONTo ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for a school (details supplied); the timeframe for the delivery of the project; when he plans to sanction approval for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) the School of the Little Angels , Letterkenny, Co DonegalREPLYThe major building project for the school referred to by the deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b (Detailed Design).  The Stage 2(b) submission has been reviewed by my Department and comments have issued to the school and its Design Team. The Design Team is currently working on a submission to my Department outlining the steps required to achieve compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations 2017 (NZEB “Near Zero Energy Building”).  This is a new requirement arising from the introduction of Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) of the Building Regulations to ensure compliance with the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).It is anticipated that this project will shortly be authorised to commence the pre-qualification process to create a shortlist of contractors to which the project will be tendered.New building for Little Angels School in Letterkenny moves a step closer was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyLittle Angels Schoolnew buildinglast_img read more

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Dark Matter Still Missing After Many Decades

first_imgAll the proposed candidates for mysterious, unknown stuff have failed to materialize, putting Big Bang theory in trouble.by Jerry Bergman, PhDThe cover story of the November 16-22 New Scientist announced prominently on the cover:“DARK MATTER: We still haven’t found it. Our theories are falling apart. Is it time to rethink the universe?” [1]Dan Hooper, author of the cover story, is worried, because Dark Matter theory is a necessary support for the Big Bang. Thus, the Big Bang theory is also in trouble, as is the current theory abouthow stars move within galaxies, and how galaxies move within galaxy clusters. Without it, we can’t explain how such large collections of matter came to exist, and certainly not how they hang together today. But what it is, we don’t know. Welcome to one of the biggest mysteries in the universe: what makes up most of it. Our best measurements indicate that some 85 per cent of all matter in our universe consists of “dark matter” made of something that isn’t atoms.[2]This means that the visible universe, with all its complexity and diversity, amounts to only a fraction of what secular astronomers know. The rest is invisible, because it does not give off radiation that is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Scientists have been trying to find dark matter since it was proposed 80 years ago. Scores of articles now echo the New Scientist cover story. An example is the headline that announced “New data tracking the movements of millions of Milky Way stars have effectively ruled out the presence of a ‘dark disk’ that could have offered important clues to the mystery of dark matter.”[3]From axions to WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles), “many candidates have been proposed as dark matter’s identity — and sought to no avail in dozens of experiments.”[4] Even as far back as 1992, Davis indicated the Dark Matter theory is in trouble.[5] One study that reanalyzed the data obtained as early as 1983 by the infrared astronomical satellite was felt by some astronomers to have delivered “a fatal blow” to the theory of cold dark matter.[6]The newest “fatal blow” was the end result of the experiments from the XENON1T detector under the Gran Sasso mountain in Italy, the LUX detector in South Dakota and the Sichuan, China PandaX-II detector, each of which was “roughly 10,000 times as sensitive as the most sophisticated dark matter detectors operating in 2006.” None of them found any evidence of dark matter.[7] This multimillion dollar investment is what the New Scientist article referenced above referred to: Is it time to rethink the universe?Dark Matter Critical to the Big BangDark matter is a critical pillar of the Big Bang theory.[8] Thus, “dark matter’s no-show could mean a big bang rethink.”[9] Fritz Zwicky was the first to postulate dark matter in the 1930s from his observations of the large motions of galaxies in clusters. Observations to assemble a reasonable understanding of the universe by both radio and optical telescopes have suggested that there must exist large amounts of matter in the universe that do not give off electromagnetic radiation, including radio and light waves; therefore, this matter cannot be detected directly from Earth by existing methods. The theory has historically concluded that between 85 and 99 percent of the matter in the universe consists of dark matter and dark energy. This range of estimates indicates our lack of ability to determine the amount of “missing matter.”For matter in outer space to be observed, it must emit radiation that can be picked up by optical or radio telescopes. Matter that does not produce light or heat, i.e., is not energized by the means normally used to produce electromagnetic radiation, is detectable only by gravity-force calculations. Either dark matter does not produce any electromagnetic radiation (as does all known matter), or it does not exist. One goal of the Hubble Space Telescope was to search for clues related to the possible existence of this dark matter.Graphic by David CoppedgeIn the 1960s, Vera Rubin and others, measuring rotation rates of spiral galaxies, found that these systems of billions of stars were rotating at such a high rate that the outer regions should have spun off into intergalactic space eons ago. The conclusion from this research was that since there was not enough matter in the galaxy to hold it together by gravity, the evidence supported the Dark Matter theory. They envisioned large haloes of invisible matter surrounding the Milky Way and other galaxies to account for the observed rotation curves.Dwarf galaxies are likewise estimated to possess large amounts of non-radiating mass in order to prevent being pulled apart by the force of their neighbors’ gravity. Additionally, some galaxies spin and orbit one another at speeds faster than the laws of physics, as currently understood, allow. Consequently, they thought, large amounts of invisible matter must exist to provide the extra gravity necessary to allow the observations, and theory, to work.One theory hypothesizes that dark matter would create high density pockets and provide the seeds to begin the process of pulling this matter into clumps that later formed ordinary matter. This argument implies that dark matter is the same type of mass that makes up visible matter, but simply lacks energy.[10] Theoretically, dark matter cannot interact with regular matter except gravitationally. Yet we have no direct evidence of such matter, and its existence has been largely speculative since its inception.[11] Let’s look at some of the proposed candidate particles that might make up dark matter.Is it Neutrinos?A common candidate is the neutrino, specifically mu and tau neutrinos. These are known particles that lack electric charge, but some research indicates they have a small amount of mass.[12] If the mass of heavier neutrinos is large, as is now hypothesized, “there is enough missing mass to satisfy everybody.”[13] Although much or even most of the matter of the universe may consist of neutrinos, they are difficult to detect because they interact poorly with other kinds of matter. Allegedly, these cosmic “greased pigs” mostly travel through the Earth without interacting with the matter in it. Astrophysicists don’t understand, however, how they could accumulate in pockets of the universe around the galaxies to produce the gravity level required to hold galaxies together. Also, if they travel at the speed of light, as is currently believed, they must be massless. Thus, many cosmologists dismiss neutrinos as dark matter candidates.Is It Axions?Another theory proposes hypothetical particles, such as axions or photinos that serve as creators of mass. Neither of these theories currently enjoy empirical support.[14] Faber hypothesizes that dark matter consists of “two new particles, one massive, one light,” and a computer analysis of their interactions indicates that they can produce “clumping on a grand scale.” She has also concluded that all other dark matter candidates, including neutrinos, are inadequate and would not produce the required clumping for the planets and stars to form.[15]Is It Hydrogen?Yet another theory devised to explain the nature of missing mass proposes large amounts of ionized hydrogen widely distributed in the universe. Ultraviolet radiation from stars could provide the energy required to cause hydrogen ionization, but stars do not emit a sufficient level of energy to produce the ionized hydrogen level necessary to account for all of the missing mass. Another source of energy, the Lyman-alpha radiation emitted by galactic pulsars, is also insufficient to fully explain the phenomena observed.[16]Is It Photons?Others have hypothesized that dark matter spontaneously decays, emitting ultraviolet photons. More recent research, though, has questioned a number of the basic assumptions involved in this theorizing. Efforts to detect dark matter by evaluating its gravitational pull are now under way. Some argue that the structures discovered in the past decade are so massive that even the cold dark matter theory cannot adequately account for their formation.Is It Gamma Rays?The Gamma Ray Observatory and the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Satellites, and the Space Infrared Telescope Facility launched about a year later, were both designed to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Gamma rays are of special interest because these photons possess energy levels millions or billions times greater than that of visible light photons, which have energies of only a few electron volts. The massive bursts were similar to those released during the explosion of atomic bombs, but they did not correspond to any then-known bomb pattern. These brief bursters (a phase that physically describes their action, and is now used as a noun to label them) last from a fraction of a second to about one hundred seconds. Research on gamma rays may also tell us much about neutron stars, black holes, and supernovas as well as shed light on contemporary theories of the universe’s origin.Energetic sources emit gamma raysSince their discovery in 1957, cosmic gamma rays have been difficult to study because those that reach the Earth tend to be weak and their number irregular. This is both because of the great distance the Earth is from their hypothetical source, and because the atmosphere tends to effectively block transmission of most shorter gamma rays. An advantage of this candidate is that gamma rays are uncharged. Consequently, they are not affected by the charged particles in space.The major impediment to studying gamma rays is that our atmosphere shields the Earth from most gamma ray radiation. This filter, although extremely fortunate for life on Earth because gamma radiation is carcinogenic, precludes the study of gamma rays from the land surface. A gamma ray observatory satellite is for this reason a powerful tool to probe gamma radiation in outer space.[17]The Promise of WIMPs FailsThe most viable theory for years was that Dark Matter consists of weak interacting massive particles (WIMPs). These hypothetical particles were supposed to be left over from the early Big Bang. Hypothesized as centers of gravity, they would be able to accumulate matter. Big-bang theorists predicted that WIMPs would affect the universe in such a way as to cause fewer, larger elliptical galaxies and galactic clusters to exist in the near future than exist today. Once again, though, the theoretical WIMPs have never been directly observed. Hooper wrote in their last obituary,A decade or more ago, many physicists, including me, thought we knew what dark matter was likely to consist of: weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs … the longer we go without directly detecting WIMPs, the more we are forced to confront the uncomfortable possibility that they might not be there. And yet dark matter must exist – alternative explanations, such as modifying gravity to produce the same sort of effects, don’t seem to work … If not WIMPs, then what?[18]Dark Matter Remains LostIn short, research thus far has not produced the evidence required to support the Dark Matter theory, and with it, the Big Bang. Saunders et al. even conclude that Dark Matter theory can now be ruled out at the 97 percent confidence level.[19] So “If not WIMPs, then what?”[20] Scientists have no answer still, but cannot give up. It’s essential to support their materialistic worldview. And so they will continue, with costly instruments paid for by taxpayers, to stare at nothing.References[1] New Scientist, Issue 3256. November 16-22, 2019.[2] Hooper, Dan. 2019. “What is Dark Matter?” New Scientist, Issue 3256, p. 34. Online copy: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24432560-600-why-dark-matters-no-show-could-mean-a-big-bang-rethink[3] Wolchover, Natalie. 2017. “Deathblow Dealt to Dark Matter Disks.” Quanta Magazine, November 17. https://www.quantamagazine.org/deathblow-dealt-to-dark-matter-disks-20171117/ emphasis added.[4] Ref. 3.[5] Davis, M., et al. 1992. “The end of cold dark matter?” Nature, 356:489-494, April 9.[6] Lemonick, Michael. 1993. The Light at the End of the Universe.  New York, NY: Villard Books.[7]  Hooper, 2009, p. 36.Bergman’s book about Darwin is a page-turner.[8] The cold-dark-matter theory has been proposed to help explain some of the Big Bang cosmology difficulties and certain other cosmological incongruities.[9] Ref. 1.[10] Ref 2, p. 34.[11] Davis, M., et al. 1992. “The end of cold dark matter?” Nature, 356:489-494, April 9.[12] Gribbon, John. 1991.“Recreating the Birth of the Universe.” New Scientist, 131(1782):31-34, August 17.                [13] Maddox, 1990, p. 579.[14] Maddox, John. 1990. “Making the Universe Hang Together.” Nature, 348:579, December 13.[15] Faber, Sandra. 1990. Interview. OMNI, 23:62-64, 88-92, July, p. 64.[16]  Webb, John K. 1989.“A walk in the Lyman-alpha forest.” Nature, 338(6217):620-622, April 20.[17] Begley, Sharon. 1990. John McCormick and Daniel Glick. “The heavens are holey.” Newsweek, pp. 60-61, April 30. [Who exactly is/are the author(s)?][18] Ref. 2, p. 36.[19] Saunders, Will, et at. 1991. “The density field of the local Universe.” Nature, 349:32-38, January 3;Lindley, David. 1991.“Cold dark matter makes an exit.” Nature, 349(6304):14, January 3; Davis, M., et al. 1992. “The end of cold dark matter?” Nature, 356:489-494, April 9.[20] Sanders, Ref. 19.Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. For more articles by Dr Bergman, see his Author Profile. (Visited 764 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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201516 NBA Preview The Hornets Coulda Been A Contender

Is Al Jefferson more like Carlos Boozer or Zach Randolph? Jefferson turned 30 last season and was a significantly less productive player than he’d been the year before. Randolph has turned his career back around in his 30s. Boozer, though, kept declining after turning 30. They’re both among Jefferson’s top comparables according to CARMELO. The Hornets need him to be much more like Randolph if they’re going to make the playoffs. Read more:All our NBA player projectionsAll our 2015-16 NBA Previews Nicolas Batum played a niche role in Portland’s offense. Now that he’s in Charlotte, can he adjust to bigger demands? His shots, points per minute and 3-point percentage declined in each of the last three seasons. He shot or turned over the ball on just one of seven possessions when he was on court last year. The Hornets will expect more of Batum. His defense, at least, is solid across the board — a must for replacing a stopper like Kidd-Gilchrist. After a mediocre rookie season, Cody Zeller improved markedly last year, shooting more effectively while turning the ball over less often. Can he keep it up? CARMELO says yes — sort of. He’s likely to remain at his sophomore-year level but not graduate to All-Star level. How he does will determine how much of an opportunity he has to improve — the roster is crowded with big men. The offense runs through Kemba Walker, but too often it stops with him: He takes and misses too many shots. His teammates last year didn’t give him many great alternatives; this year he should do better if the new Hornets give him better options. In the preseason, Walker has been clicking well with Lin, which at times means Walker shoots even more and passes less while Lin plays more like a point guard setting up his backcourt mate. Marvin Williams has done well to reinvent himself as primarily a 3-point shooter. His accuracy shooting over defenders from outside, coupled with his effective rebounding, made him a valuable player last year. CARMELO doesn’t expect that to last. Few of Williams’s closest comparable players avoided big declines in their 30s, and Williams is 29. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. Before Kidd-Gilchrist went down, Charlotte had taken steps to bolster its depth at just about every position but his small-forward spot. The Hornets signed guard Jeremy Lin and power forward/center Tyler Hansbrough, drafted Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky at No. 9 in the first round and traded for power forward Spencer Hawes and shooting guards Jeremy Lamb and Nicolas Batum. Well, Batum really was more of a small forward for the Blazers, but he was going to move over to the No. 2 spot before Kidd-Gilchrist went down. Batum’s shift back to small forward leaves lots of room for young Hornets to move around the lineup and step up. CARMELO’s projections, though, call into question whether the healthy Hornets have enough talent to make the playoffs.Here’s what’s in store for the key Hornets in 2015-16 (and beyond): After the giddy rush of Linsanity, Jeremy Lin settled into a recurring role as a very standard, effective guard: For the Rockets and Lakers, he shot effectively, got to the free-throw line, handed out assists and stole the ball, but did little else on defense and turned the ball over too often. He’s expected to back up Walker but probably will play alongside him at times, as well. Jeremy Lamb disappointed in Oklahoma City. Will moving to a team with less talent free Lamb to play a bigger offensive role, or will he struggle even more with less help from teammates? CARMELO expects modest improvement for the 23-year-old, but not enough for a starting — let alone starring — role. Everything changed for the Hornets on Oct. 3. Before that day, Charlotte looked like a young, talented team on the rise, with lots of new players fighting for minutes. In a preseason game that night, though, forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder, requiring surgery that will likely keep him out for most of the season. Charlotte’s depth at small forward, and one of its best defensive players, vanished. With Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte looked like they could add a dozen wins to their total (33) last season, the team’s first rechristened as the Charlotte Hornets after New Orleans became the Pelicans. The new Hornets’ sophomore year won’t exactly be a slump, but Charlotte likely will struggle to reach .500 and make the playoffs. FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projects the Hornets to go 40-42: read more

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Ohio State defense strives to be best in America

As the Buckeyes football team put spring practice behind them, players and coaches know they have much to improve upon in the coming months before the 2012 season kicks off. Although the team was ruled ineligible for a bowl game this coming season and have no championships to chase, players said that hasn’t made them any less motivated. “All we’re thinking about is beating everybody that comes into the ‘Shoe and wherever we go,” sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby said. “We just want to win every game. That’s our plan.” Players said the initial news of their team’s ineligibility was frustrating, but when word came that new coach Urban Meyer was taking the reigns, their focus began to shift. “Everyone was pretty down about the whole thing,” sophomore cornerback Doran Grant said. “We thought first all that stuff (from the previous season), now this? But Coach Meyer came in and gave us a plan and we just took off with it.” And that plan, according to players, involved winning. One of the newest addition to Ohio State football practices has been the winner and loser days, where every drill is either counted as a win, or a loss for the offense and defense. “It’s really competitive out there,” senior cornerback Travis Howard said. “Our goal is to compete every practice and win every play.” And the increased competition has made an impression on the defensive players, who want to get back to the hard-nosed “Silver Bullet” defense OSU has been known for in years past. “We kind of fell off a bit last year,” Howard said. “But everybody has come back strong, has the right mentality and the right attitude. We’re ready to take on that role of a ‘Silver Bullet’ defense again at Ohio State. It’s definitely our time this year.” Roby said he is confident that will be the case in 2012. “We’re going to be so much better this year, it’s going to be crazy,” he said. “We just have to take in the competition and work on making plays.” But in order to achieve that “Silver Bullet” title, cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said the team needs to “tighten up the details.” “It’s the small things,” Coombs said. “We’ve got to tighten up our fundamentals. We’re getting a lot of plays at game speed, and when that happens, a lot of fundamentals get exposed. We need to overcome that and sharpen the sword a little bit.” But despite those mistakes, Coombs said he couldn’t be happier with his team. “Nobody is practicing harder than we are,” Coombs said. “I think (the team) just individually and collectively wants to be the best they can be, and that’s just very impressive to me. It makes it very exciting to come to work everyday.” Grant and his teammates have the bar set high. “We’re just trying to be B.I.A.,” he said. “Best in America.” read more

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Football Cincinnati Bengals draft Ohio State center Billy Price 21st overall in

Ohio State senior center Billy Price (54) practices a snap during warmups prior to the start of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against USC on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA torn pectoral muscle was not enough to prevent former Ohio State center Billy Price, who was selected as the No. 21 overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.After redshirting his freshman season, Price started at guard for the National Championship-winning Buckeyes in 2014, earning second-team freshman All-American honors.After being names to the third-team All Big Ten in 2015, Price was named a team captain in 2016, being named as a first-team All-American and first-team All Big Ten.Following in the footsteps of former Ohio State offensive lineman Pat Elflein, who was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Price, in his final season, moved from guard to center. He was awarded the 2017 Rimington Trophy, given to the best center in college football. With unanimous first-team All American honors and first-team All Big Ten, Price was also named as the Rimington-Pace Big Ten offensive lineman of the year.Price helped Ohio State become the best rush offense in the Big Ten last season. Averaging 5.8 yards per carry, the Buckeyes recorded 243.2 rushing yards per game with 34 touchdowns on the ground. In pass protection, Price was one of the leaders on the offensive line that allowed an average of 1.6 sacks per game. While participating in the bench press during the NFL Combine, Price tore his pectoral muscle. He underwent surgery for the injury and is not expected to be back until after the draft. read more

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Goodbye 2018 Tight race for the Bundesliga top scorer title

first_imgBayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski was the most lethal goalscorer last season in Germany, but this year he’s in fifth place so farIn the 2017-2018 season, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski won the German Bundesliga title as top scorer.He scored 29 goals in 34 matches, more than 14 goals ahead of second-place Nils Petersen from Freiburg.But now, he’s fifth on the list with only 10 goals.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.This year Borussia Dortmund’s Francisco Alcacer has surprised everybody, scoring 12 goals for his club.He’s tied in first with Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt with 12.On third place, Dortmund’s Marco Reus and RB Leipzig Timo Werner have scored 11 goals each.Will the 2018-2019 see a new top goalscorer?last_img read more

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Delhi gears up for New Years Celebrations

first_imgWinter has always been a stage for series of celebrations. With an aim to promote tourism in the capital, this event is a must-go for all ‘urban-nomads’ of dynamic Delhi. In keeping in line with the tradition, Delhi Tourism is organising ‘DJ Night and Food Festival’ at Garden of Five Senses this weekend. This event bids adieu to year 2016 and welcomes the New Year 2017.The 2-day extravaganza is set to offer an awe-inspiring experience to the visitors with amazing food and music. Entry to the garden is at a nominal rate of Rs 30 only. Visitors can tickle their taste buds with a variety of food items and delicacies like momos, barbeque, mocktails and an array of more than 50 varieties of tea! DJ Night till late evening will be organised to enthral the visitors and imbibe the spirit of new year celebrations. Eat, dance and groove to the tune of DJ from 6 pm onwards.last_img read more

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