Terrelle Pryor undergoes successful surgery on injured foot

Sugar Bowl MVP Terrelle Pryor had surgery Friday to “stabilize a ligament” in his right foot, an Ohio State spokesman confirmed to The Lantern. Pryor tweeted about 4:30 p.m., “Surgery successful.” At noon on Saturday, Pryor posted, “I’m doing good. Resting. Foot up. Can’t do much but lay around. And write in my journal.” Pryor injured his foot during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 31-26 win over Arkansas. He sat out a play on OSU’s penultimate drive, replaced by backup Joe Bauserman. Pryor was limping considerably following the game and said he was in a lot of pain. The junior quarterback threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards against the Razorbacks. Pryor is one of five OSU players suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after the NCAA learned those players sold memorabilia to the owner of a Columbus tattoo parlor in 2009. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from receiving benefits based on their personae. Pryor said repeatedly that he will return to OSU for his senior season. Coach Jim Tressel made the five suspended players pledge to return before granting them permission to travel with the team to New Orleans for the bowl game. read more

The red flags surrounding Zach Smith

Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith talks to junior wide receiver Eric Glover-Williams prior to fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Former Sports Editor.Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith might have been fired on July 23, but exactly a month since he lost his job due to allegations of domestic abuse, his time at Ohio State remains on the forefront of the minds of many.Smith’s tenure and history only grew in importance after Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting.After nearly a 12-hour meeting that left the public without any insight until an 8:50 p.m. press conference, questions still remain on how Smith kept his job, or even started, at Ohio State for so long.“This particular case did not give me the red flags to cause me to [include others in the investigation], and I failed in that regard,” Athletic Director Gene Smith said.At the end of the night, Gene Smith had been suspended until Sept. 16 for his failing “to take sufficient management action relating to Zach Smith’s misconduct and retained an Assistant Coach who was not performing as an appropriate role model for OSU student-athletes,” according to the statement.Head coach Urban Meyer also received a suspension for the first three games of the season, but can return to the team for practices on Sept. 2.“Permitting such misconduct to continue is not consistent with the values of the University and reflects poorly on Coach Meyer, Athletic Director Smith, and the University,” the statement said.With a two-week investigation, followed by a 12-hour meeting and suspensions given to two of the biggest names at Ohio State, the Meyer investigation ended, seemingly, as dramatically as it started. But can a mistake like Zach Smith’s six-year tenure be avoided in the future?For Meyer, the problem came from his strong relationship with former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce.Meyer said his relationship with Bruce “likely impacted” his treatment of Zach Smith over the years.“I followed my heart, not my head and fell short in pursuing all information because, at each juncture, I gave Zach Smith the benefit of the doubt,” Meyer said. “I should have demanded more from him and recognized red flags. I needed to show more care and concern for the entirety of the situation.”Zach Smith’s “red flags” include a 2009 incident when he allegedly picked up his now-ex-wife, Courtney Smith, and threw her against the wall. Other “red flags” include a handful of police reports from 2015 to 2018 made by Courtney Smith that range from him refusing to give their children back to her to Smith “relentlessly stalking” and “harassing” her.When asked about what Meyer would say to Courtney Smith, he only had this to say “for everyone involved.”“I’m sorry that we’re in this situation.”Gene Smith said he was unaware of the Zach Smith incident in 2009, and University President Michael Drake said it has to do with the system in place at the time.“The policies that were in place then were the policies that were in place then, and as Gene said, background checks were done as they are with all employees,” Drake said. “I know he spoke with HR today about things we can do to have more information when hiring and that would be something that would be an improvement for the future.”Gene Smith might not have known about Zach Smith’s history when he was hired in 2012. Meyer might have given Zach Smith the benefit of the doubt back in 2009.But, Smith stayed on the Ohio State staff for six years, and the “red flags” came for years before his eventual dismissal a month ago.“As the head coach, you’re ultimately responsible for everybody’s behavior, and that’s a very difficult thing to do we all know that,” Meyer said. “However, there were red flags and I had wished I had known, I wish I had did a better job at finding things out, I wish I was told more things.”Text messages between Courtney Smith and Meyer’s wife, Shelley, in 2015 showing images of alleged abuse are just more “red flags,” though Urban Meyer said at the press conference that he did not know about these texts back in 2015.Gene Smith and Meyer serve their time over the next few weeks, but not without plenty of questions about what could have been done earlier, and how many “red flags” were missed for years until Zach Smith was fired. read more

Mens Volleyball Ohio State shows improvement but falls to No 10 Lewis

Ohio State freshman Jack Stevens (19) hits the ball over the net at the game against George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior ReporterOhio State accomplished something Thursday that no other team in the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association has done so far this season: force a fourth and fifth set on No. 10 Lewis. The Buckeyes (5-10, 1-4 MIVA) stretched Lewis (12-4, 5-0 MIVA) to five sets, but could not complete the upset, losing 25-21, 18-25, 24-26, 25-17 and 15-11. With the third set tied at 23, a long volley ended as junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss killed a ball over the net giving the Buckeyes set point. Lewis forced overtime after a kill by junior outside hitter Kyle Bugee, but a kill by redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson and an error by the Flyers awarded the Buckeyes a third set victory and a two sets-to-one edge over the Flyers, ensuring a five-set match. Leeson hit for .769 with 10 kills on 13 attacks, also providing an ace and six block assists. He said he saw steadiness in his teammates, keeping the Buckeyes focused. “Everyone played more relaxed and didn’t freak out as much over errors,” Leeson said. “I was honestly pretty proud of sets and aspects of the game across the board, but [we’ve] got to push a little harder in spots and not make errors in others to flip that switch to a W.” In the first set, Ohio State used kills by Leeson and redshirt sophomore outside hitter Tyler Alter to cut the Flyer lead to one. But Lewis rode kills by redshirt junior outside hitter Ryan Coenen and redshirt senior Julian Moses, as well as senior setter Matt Yoshimoto’s second ace of the night to put the set away for Lewis, 25-21. Coenen led the Flyers with 14 kills and two aces, adding seven digs and two block assists. Alter served as the offensive engine for the Buckeyes, leading the team with 19 kills, while bolstering the defense with nine digs and three block assists. He recorded 16 of his 19 kills in the first three sets. Head coach Pete Hanson was impressed to see Alter flourish with little collegiate volleyball experience. “I thought in the first three-and-a-half sets, Tyler Alter was awesome. He had a great night,” Hanson said. “At one point in time he was hitting close to .500, which for a kid that’s only played literally in — that was his second match in three years, that’s really really good stuff.” But where Ohio State seemed to have momentum in the first three sets, Lewis started to take over as the match wore on. Midway through the fourth set, Lewis used a kill by Coenen and two Buckeye errors to take an 11-7 advantage. A kill by sophomore middle blocker Austin Gerwig helped Ohio State trim the lead to two. But the Flyers capitalized on a kill by Coenen and two Buckeye errors to stretch their lead to five, 18-13. The Flyers finished the set on a 5-1 run, taking the fourth set 25-17 and forcing a fifth set. “The longer it went on the more we just kind of got into bad spots with our serving and passing and that affected our setting and that affected our hitting and just dominoes started to go the other direction,” Hanson said. After the Buckeyes exploded in the fifth set for four quick points courtesy of two kills by sophomore outside hitter Martin Lallemand, a Buckeye block and a Flyer error, Lewis responded with a six-point run of its own, building a 7-4 lead. Each comeback the Buckeyes mounted, the Flyers cut short, using five blocks and 10 digs to defend their lead and finish off the set, 15-11, and the match, 3-2. Despite the loss, Leeson is keeping things optimistic. “This is the best I’ve seen us play in awhile,” Leeson said. “I’m excited to see where we’re at.” Ohio State will try again for a league win against Loyola Chicago at 2 p.m. on Sunday at St. John Arena. read more

Bahamas Police gets gun ammunition drugs suspects and ask for help with

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – In other Police news, two males were arrested following the seizure of a ammunition on Sunday August 13th.    The Drug Enforcement Unit, got a significant tip and conducted a search of an abandoned building on Ragged Island Street, where they uncovered 50 .38 rounds of ammunition.   Two male males found in the building and they were taken into custody in connection.Three more men are in custody for drug possession after Mobile Division officers on routine patrol intercepted a Honda Accord with three suspicious males on Collins Avenue.   A search of the car turned up marijuana; this happened on Monday.Mobile Division officers arrested five (5) others between Sunday and Monday for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and outstanding court warrants.   Also, 52 drivers were arrested for various traffic violations.   A sawed off shot gun was found after a search of  a premises on Strachan’s Boulevard off Soldier Road around 4pm Sunday, No one was arrested in connection with this discovery.Police say they need help in finding who was behind two separate Sunday August 13th armed robberies in Nassau.    In the first incident, shortly after 12:00 noon, a man was about make a deposit at a local bank in Western New Providence, when three males in a stolen gold Honda CRV car license plate number AK6511 armed with handguns pulled up and robbed him of a deposit bag containing a large amount of cash before speeding off.   The stolen car was found abandoned on West Bay Street.In the second incident, shortly before 9:00 pm, a man had just pulled up in his Hyundai Tucson car at his home located in Imperial Park, when two males with handguns approached and robbed him his vehicle containing a small amount of cash before speeding off.   The stolen vehicle was later located abandoned in the Redland Acres area. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Running an eBay Business The FAQs

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Q:What is an eBay Store? Should I start off with one right away? A:Listing items so that buyers in other countries can see them is easy. Simply use the “Sell Your Item” form (access it by clicking on the “Sell” link at the top of any eBay page) as you normally would. But in the “Ship-To Locations” field of the “Shipping & Payment Terms” section of the form, specify either: “Will ship worldwide” (for maximum buyer audience reach) or “Will ship to the United States and the following” (then select the countries/regions from the list to which you are willing to ship). The latter provides a larger reach than domestic only, but with less complexity than full international trading.Jim “Griff” Griffith is author of The Official eBay Bible and dean of eBay Education. Q:Where do I find products to sell on eBay? Q:Will I need any listing-management tools to help me with selling on eBay? Q:How can I determine the hottest items or categories on eBay? A:eBay Stores provides you with your own e-commerce destination where you can list all your eBay inventory in one place under a brand name of your own. eBay Stores is the best way to help serious sellers maximize their businesses on eBay. If you have your own eBay Store, you get to use powerful and easy-to-use tools that allow you to successfully build your own brand on eBay and encourage repeat customers.If you’re a brand-new eBay seller, you should first familiarize yourself with the regular eBay site before you consider opening your own eBay Store. However, eBay Stores can be a perfect solution for businesses that carry large inventories. To learn more, visit http://stores.ebay.com, and click on the “Stores Help for Sellers” link.Get additional information about eBay Stores in our “Way to Grow” feature. A:There are many ways of viewing, searching and sorting eBay listings to view those with the most activity and the highest bid amounts. Within any given eBay category, you can sort the category list by highest price first to view those with the highest prices. You can then scroll through the list to see the items with the highest number of bids, a good indicator of an item’s desirability. It is not possible, however, to sort by number of bids.You can also filter a search or category to show only Completed Items (items that have sold within the past two weeks), and then scan those for the number of bids and highest bid amounts.To view Completed Items using a keyword search of the entire eBay site:Click on the “Search” link found at the top of any eBay page.Click on the “Advanced Search” tab.Enter your keywords.Check the box for Completed Items.To view Completed Items using a keyword search of a single category:Navigate to the first page of the chosen category.Enter keywords into the box provided.Check the box for Completed Items, found on the left-hand side of the page.Click the “Show Items” button.If you want to view all Completed Items for a particular category:Go to the category’s first page of listings.On the search results page, check the box for Completed Listings under the “Search Options” section on the left.Click the “Show Items” box.eBay has made this even easier by compiling a Hot List for sellers. Simply log on to www.ebay.com/sellercentraland click on “What’s Hot” from the menu on the left.For more information on keeping up with product trends, turn to “Bestseller Lists.” Growing Your Business A:Initially, probably not. But as your business on eBay grows, you may need to employ software or tools to help eliminate the repetitive tasks that come with listing on eBay. For the brand-new eBay seller, the built-in, free tools that come with My eBay are usually sufficient for listing and managing 10 to 20 items per day.Once your business volume starts to increase beyond 20 items per day, you should sample some of the other tools that eBay offers, such as Turbo Lister, a free bulk uploading tool; eBay’s Selling Manager (Basic or Pro), which adds enhanced features to the Selling page in My eBay; or Selling Assistant (Basic or Pro), which features a full suite of listing management tools.For more information on software or eBay Listing Tools:Click on “Services” at the top of any eBay page.Look for the section marked “Listing Solutions,” and click on “Seller Tools.”Other software: Under “Listing Solutions,” click on “eBay Solutions Directory.”To read more about software to help with your business on eBay, see “Easy Does It” in our “Tools” section. Q:Where do I find products to sell on eBay? Q:How do I offer my listings to buyers outside of the United States? A:Initially, probably not. But as your business on eBay grows, you may need to employ software or tools to help eliminate the repetitive tasks that come with listing on eBay. For the brand-new eBay seller, the built-in, free tools that come with My eBay are usually sufficient for listing and managing 10 to 20 items per day.Once your business volume starts to increase beyond 20 items per day, you should sample some of the other tools that eBay offers, such as Turbo Lister, a free bulk uploading tool; eBay’s Selling Manager (Basic or Pro), which adds enhanced features to the Selling page in My eBay; or Selling Assistant (Basic or Pro), which features a full suite of listing management tools.For more information on software or eBay Listing Tools:Click on “Services” at the top of any eBay page.Look for the section marked “Listing Solutions,” and click on “Seller Tools.”Other software: Under “Listing Solutions,” click on “eBay Solutions Directory.”To read more about software to help with your business on eBay, see “Easy Does It” in our “Tools” section. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now A:Unfortunately, most sellers keep their product sources a closely guarded secret. Still, there are some good places to start.Some eBay sellers find initial sources of good merchandise at local store discount or closeout sales, as well as at liquidation auctions and sales. Consult your local newspaper for more information on potential sources in your neighborhood.You can also find wholesale lots on eBay. Go directly to any category, and look for a subcategory for “wholesale lots.” You can find the entire list of eBay wholesale categories by going to the eBay home pageand scrolling down to the last category in the list of categories located on the left-hand side of the page.Some sellers have found a product source by contacting a manufacturer’s sales department directly and arranging for bulk purchase of merchandise for resale on eBay. But remember, no matter what product source you decide to use, it’s very important to sell something you know about and preferably are passionate about.See “May the Source Be With You,” for more tips on product sourcing. What Will You Sell? A:Listing items so that buyers in other countries can see them is easy. Simply use the “Sell Your Item” form (access it by clicking on the “Sell” link at the top of any eBay page) as you normally would. But in the “Ship-To Locations” field of the “Shipping & Payment Terms” section of the form, specify either: “Will ship worldwide” (for maximum buyer audience reach) or “Will ship to the United States and the following” (then select the countries/regions from the list to which you are willing to ship). The latter provides a larger reach than domestic only, but with less complexity than full international trading.Jim “Griff” Griffith is author of The Official eBay Bible and dean of eBay Education. Q:Will I need any listing-management tools to help me with selling on eBay? 11 min read Q:What is an eBay Store? Should I start off with one right away? Q:How can I determine the hottest items or categories on eBay? A:Unfortunately, most sellers keep their product sources a closely guarded secret. Still, there are some good places to start.Some eBay sellers find initial sources of good merchandise at local store discount or closeout sales, as well as at liquidation auctions and sales. Consult your local newspaper for more information on potential sources in your neighborhood.You can also find wholesale lots on eBay. Go directly to any category, and look for a subcategory for “wholesale lots.” You can find the entire list of eBay wholesale categories by going to the eBay home pageand scrolling down to the last category in the list of categories located on the left-hand side of the page.Some sellers have found a product source by contacting a manufacturer’s sales department directly and arranging for bulk purchase of merchandise for resale on eBay. But remember, no matter what product source you decide to use, it’s very important to sell something you know about and preferably are passionate about.See “May the Source Be With You,” for more tips on product sourcing. A:eBay Stores provides you with your own e-commerce destination where you can list all your eBay inventory in one place under a brand name of your own. eBay Stores is the best way to help serious sellers maximize their businesses on eBay. If you have your own eBay Store, you get to use powerful and easy-to-use tools that allow you to successfully build your own brand on eBay and encourage repeat customers.If you’re a brand-new eBay seller, you should first familiarize yourself with the regular eBay site before you consider opening your own eBay Store. However, eBay Stores can be a perfect solution for businesses that carry large inventories. To learn more, visit http://stores.ebay.com, and click on the “Stores Help for Sellers” link.Get additional information about eBay Stores in our “Way to Grow” feature. Q:How do I offer my listings to buyers outside of the United States? A:There are many ways of viewing, searching and sorting eBay listings to view those with the most activity and the highest bid amounts. Within any given eBay category, you can sort the category list by highest price first to view those with the highest prices. You can then scroll through the list to see the items with the highest number of bids, a good indicator of an item’s desirability. It is not possible, however, to sort by number of bids.You can also filter a search or category to show only Completed Items (items that have sold within the past two weeks), and then scan those for the number of bids and highest bid amounts.To view Completed Items using a keyword search of the entire eBay site:Click on the “Search” link found at the top of any eBay page.Click on the “Advanced Search” tab.Enter your keywords.Check the box for Completed Items.To view Completed Items using a keyword search of a single category:Navigate to the first page of the chosen category.Enter keywords into the box provided.Check the box for Completed Items, found on the left-hand side of the page.Click the “Show Items” button.If you want to view all Completed Items for a particular category:Go to the category’s first page of listings.On the search results page, check the box for Completed Listings under the “Search Options” section on the left.Click the “Show Items” box.eBay has made this even easier by compiling a Hot List for sellers. Simply log on to www.ebay.com/sellercentraland click on “What’s Hot” from the menu on the left.For more information on keeping up with product trends, turn to “Bestseller Lists.” Growing Your Business October 1, 2004 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Why the iPad Pro Could Prove a Tough Sell for Businesses

first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Apple Inc. faces significant challenges selling its larger and more powerful iPad Pro to businesses because companies are reluctant to switch software vendors and use an expensive device that lacks specialized business apps, analysts said.”They’ve tried to … focus on the enterprise but over the last two years it has really not been successful,” said Daniel Ives, a senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets. The enterprise market, which is how Apple refers to its business customers, represents 10 percent of its $183 billion annual revenue, he said.Apple has at least one client so far: General Electric has given some of its 305,000 employees the option to use Apple devices at work, with 20,000 iPads and 60,000 iPhones now available in their offices. It is not clear how much this is worth for Apple, nor how it generates about $18 billion a year from the enterprise market.Apple officials declined to comment on plans to market iPads to business customers, referring queries to a product announcement event that happened Sept. 9. At that event, Phil Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said the iPad Pro was faster than 80 percent of portable PCs, signaling that Apple may think the device could replace workplace laptops from companies like Dell and HP. Schiller called the iPad Pro “ideal for professional productivity.”Selling tablets to corporate buyers is an attractive option for Apple amid slowing global iPad sales, which have fallen for two quarters. Research firm Forrester projects that sales to businesses will represent as much as 20 percent of the overall tablet market by 2018, compared to 14 percent this year, as the market grows from 218 million units to 250 million units.”The iPad Pro is important for Apple because they’re beginning to saturate the personal device space and it’s a logical step for the company if they wish to expand their market share,” said Michael Yoshikami, head of Destination Wealth Management, which has $1.5 billion under management and owns Apple shares.The price of its products is one obstacle Apple faces as it tries to move deeper into the enterprise market.The iPad Pro starts at $799 but costs more than $1,000 if buyers also want a keyboard and an optional stylus. That’s more than Apple’s existing tablets as well as devices made by Microsoft Corp and other PC makers like Lenovo. It’s about the same price as Apple’s own MacBook Air, a laptop.The iPad Pro’s biggest competitor is likely Microsoft’s 12-inch Surface Pro 3, also geared towards the business market. While the Surface has the same starting price as the iPad Pro, Apple charges extra for a keyboard and stylus.In July, Microsoft said its Surface line of tablets brought in $888 million in the most recent quarter, up 117 percent from the same time last year, boosted in largest part by the Surface Pro 3 and the launch of Surface 3.”The most formidable opposition to adoption is price … The iPad Pro has a lot of utility and technology that Apple brought to bear but unfortunately the price never goes away as a challenge,” said Keith Bachman, a senior analyst at BMO Capital Markets.It’s also not clear how Apple is going to expand their sales to businesses, as only a few companies like GE have made any significant investment to switch to Apple devices, said J.P. Gownder, a Forrester principal analyst.At GE, which gives employees the option of using Apple devices at work, just 10,000 of its 170,000 office workers using computers on a regular basis use a Mac.In the meantime, Apple has entered into partnerships with IBM and Cisco, aimed at creating more enterprise-friendly software to run on iOS, the Apple operating system, but little is known about these partnerships.The iPad Pro is “going to be a real accelerator for our partnership and Apple as well,” said Katharyn White, IBM’s vice president of strategy and markets for the company and Apple’s partnership. “Clients that have seen it and are thinking about it are really excited about it.” A Forrester survey last year of more than 4,000 office workers found that they still rely heavily on laptops at the workplace and estimated that global information workers are three times more likely to use them for longer than four hours per day than tablets.Finally, analysts say that the vast majority of companies use custom-built applications and databases that are still not compatible with Apple’s iOS and are unlikely to switch to Mac devices.GE has an internal group dedicated to developing applications that can run on Apple’s mobile devices, and IBM and Apple are developing a number of iOS applications for enterprise clients in industries ranging from banking to healthcare.But for most companies, Gownder said, “You still can’t run all your business-critical applications through Apple.”Gownder wrote in a report on Thursday that technology decision-makers currently favor Windows over iOS for ease of support by 42 percent to 16 percent.”Enterprises have spent billions on applications that are unique to their business and having 40 apps from IBM doesn’t change that fact overnight,” he said.(Editing by Stephen R. Trousdale and John Pickering) This story originally appeared on Reuters September 16, 2015last_img read more

Rep Miller announces March office hours

first_img State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents.“I enjoy connecting with the people in my community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important that I am accessible to everyone.”Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and locations:March 276 to 7:30 a.m. at Yoder’s County Market, 375 Eleanor Drive in Centreville;8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Shell Gas Station , 465 W. Main St. in Mendon; and No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Miller’s office at (517) 373-0832 or [email protected] 21Mar Rep. Miller announces March office hours Categories: Miller News March 285 to 6:30 p.m. at Mama Mia’s Pizza, 241 S. 3rd in Burr Oak.last_img read more