Ohio State field hockey falls to No 7 Massachusetts and No 6

Then-senior Berta Queralt (18) battles for the ball during a game against Penn State Oct. 19, 2012, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of FacebookThe Ohio State field hockey team struggled as it finished a road trip to Syracuse, N.Y., with an 0-2 record.The Buckeyes fell short to No. 7 Massachusetts Saturday and then again Sunday to No. 6 Syracuse. Both games ended with a score of 1-0. Although the team came out on the losing end in both games, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said it was not due to their efforts.“We played great field hockey overall,” Wilkinson said. “We just couldn’t put the ball in the net.”Both games were scoreless in the first half, but the Buckeyes gave up a single second half goal in each, falling to 2-4 on the year.During Sunday’s match, junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux had eight saves against Syracuse. After back-to-back saves by Lemieux, Syracuse was able to score on a penalty corner with just over four minutes to go in the game.Wilkinson said she was impressed with her goalkeeper, but wishes the team could have taken advantage of the defense it played.“I think we had great defense,” Wilkinson said. “Sarah (Lemieux) had a lot of great saves during crucial times.”Lemieux said the defense as whole played well, despite the losses.“I thought we played solid defense the whole weekend. We made huge efforts to tackle to ball and stop them from scoring.”In Saturday’s match UMass outshot the Buckeyes 10-8. OSU had more opportunities with the penalty corners, 6-5, but could not capitalize on them to finish the game.The match against Syracuse was much more one-sided, despite the Orange failing to open the scoring until the 66th minute. The home side out shot the Buckeyes 20-6, including 9 shots on goal.Sophomore midfield Emma Royce provided the best chance in the first half for the Buckeyes but was denied by the Syracuse sophomore goalkeeper Jess Jecko.OSU is set to take on Miami(Ohio) Wednesday in Oxford at 5:30 p.m. read more

Twoday strike to affect banking operations in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The two-day nationwide bank strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on May 30 and 31 to press for higher wage revision is likely to hit banking operations in West Bengal. The Indian Banks Association (IBA) has proposed a two per cent revision in wages for employees of public sector banks, which the unions had refused to accept. West Bengal convenor of UFBU (the umbrella unit of seven banking trade unions) Siddhartha Khan said that in the last wage revision in 2012, employees had received a wage rise of 15 per cent. There are nearly 10,000 branches and 21,000 ATMs with 70,000 employees of public sector banks in the state. Khan also said that the RBI should publish the list of wilful defaulters and conduct forensic audit of stressed assets.last_img

Typhoon threatens China after 6 dead in Taiwan

first_imgTyphoon Soudelor barreled toward mainland China on Saturday after downing trees, traffic lights and power lines in Taiwan, where at least six were killed, four are missing and dozens injured.A total of 101 people were hurt in Taiwan and more than 3 million households lost electricity as the powerful storm left streets strewn with fallen trees. All 279 domestic flights were cancelled today, as well as at least 37 international flights.An 8-year-girl and her mother died when they were swept out to sea Thursday from a beach on the east coast, the official Central News Agency reported. The girl’s twin sister remains missing. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortOther casualties included a firefighter who was killed and another injured after being hit by a drunken driver as they attempted to move a fallen tree in the island’s south.The centre of the storm made landfall in eastern Taiwan at 4:40 am today. By mid-morning, Soudelor was packing maximum sustained winds of 162 kilometres per hour, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said.The typhoon weakened later today with top winds of up to 144 kph while moving away from the island in a northwesterly direction.Strong winds and heavy rains were still expected to continue in Taiwan.Authorities in southeast China ordered the evacuation of more than 163,000 people and ships back to port ahead of the typhoon, which was expected to hit Fujian province tonight.last_img read more

Chinas bikeshare app Ofo raises 850 mn to expand overseas

Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model Explore further Ofo’s lemon-yellow bicycles are ubiquitous in Chinese cities Ofo, whose lemon-yellow bicycles are ubiquitous in Chinese cities, said on the social network Weibo that it had raised $866 million dollars.The consortium of investors was led by Alibaba, China’s top online shopping conglomerate which also contributed to the 700 million dollars raised by Ofo in July 2017.The latest cash injection will allow Ofo to expand its overseas presence. The company has already made inroads into France, Japan and the US, and says it is operational in around 20 countries.It is also fighting to increase its market share in China, where it is competing against its local rival Mobike—backed by another Chinese internet giant, Tencent.The bulk of China’s vast and rapidly growing bike-sharing market is shared between the two companies, which compete with each other by offering subsidies and extremely low fares.Mobike, Ofo and others are tapping into the sharing economy ethic behind Airbnb and ride-hailing apps such as Uber, and targeting China’s 700 million mobile phone users, who increasingly use their smartphone for transactions.The bikes are unlocked using an app and cost as little as one yuan (15 cents) an hour.Not everyone is happy with the service, though, which allows bikes to be left anywhere. Careless users often park the bicycles haphazardly on footpaths and roads. Chinese bike-sharing start-up Ofo announced Tuesday that it has raised around $850 million from investors including e-commerce giant Alibaba, to finance its overseas expansion while it battles rivals in China. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: China’s bike-share app Ofo raises $850 mn to expand overseas (2018, March 13) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-china-bike-share-app-ofo-mn.html © 2018 AFP read more