A ring isn’t the only thing Urban Meyer will be getting as a result of Ohio State’s national championship. The Buckeyes’ coach will also be getting a tattoo. Prior to his team’s game against Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Meyer promised his players he would get inked up if they beat the Ducks. They did, 42-20, so the 50-year-old will be visiting a tattoo parlor at some point in the near future. Friday evening, Meyer made an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. He talked about the tattoo he’ll be getting at about the 1:05 mark. While a Block O on top of his head seems like an interesting idea, odds are Meyer will probably opt to get something on his chest or back like Rick Pitino.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Mike Riley of the Nebraska Cornhuskers walks onto the field before the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Fresno State 43-10. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)“There’s No Place Like Nebraska” is a Huskers’ fight song and somewhat of a mantra for the Lincoln, Neb.-based college football program. When it comes to the academic success of its players, the mantra is true. No program has produced more Academic All-Americans than the Huskers. With school’s APR scores set to come out today, Nebraska coach Mike Riley felt it was appropriate to boast about his team’s success off the field. Is being an Academic All-American important to you? Look no further than Nebraska! #Huskers pic.twitter.com/G0W1dB7zzD— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) May 27, 2015It’s always nice to see program’s putting an emphasis on the student part of being a student-athlete.
MILAN – Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer.While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved out their own space to grow by their own rules.Some highlights from Sunday’s shows, including Milan mainstay Prada alongside younger brands Palm Angels, MSGM, Sunnei and Korean newcomers BESFXXK.___PRADA BASICSMiuccia Prada says she was “trying to do elegant in a new young way” with her latest menswear collection.At Prada, young does not translate to streetwear, even if there were sneakers. The new plastic square logo on nearly every garment, including the folded turtle neck, was strictly an ironic answer to prevailing trends.Against previous intentions, elegant at Prada translated into sexy — i.e. short shorts for men — and at times playful — big stuffed aviator hats made for summer despite the decidedly wintery earflaps, mostly in Prada’s trademark black vinyl.“I never pronounced sexy in my life. I never wanted Prada to be sexy,” but willingly embraced the notion as the rest of the fashion world seemed to resist sexiness in favour of boxy street looks, the designer said.“You know I am a bit of a contrarian,” she said.The looks amounted to basic mix and match, layer or not: Straight trousers, turtle necks, shirts and jackets, and the short-shorts, which Prada called “a miniskirt” for men. Materials included denim and suede. The colours were mostly neutrals.There was a slightly psychedelic feel to daisy print shirts and fantastic scenes that conjured the animated film version of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”Underlining the message, Prada stripped the showroom bare, put clear plastic sheets on the wall and sat guests on inflatable clear cubes.“Sometimes, it is good to go back to simple things,” she said.____PALM ANGELS: ITALIAN STREET WEARFrancesco Ragazzi’s America-inspired street fashion brand, Palm Angels, had all the codes of the latest trends: neon flashes, thick-soled sneakers, short gym shorts, technical cargo pants.But the 32-year-old designer underlined the luxury in the brand with details. The gym shorts were suede and had orange trim. Shorts and a baby blue top with puffy sleeves came with draw sting.The footwear included cowboy boots painted with the Stars and Stripes, the perfect accompaniment to a jumpsuit in a bald eagle-American flag print.A striped strap worn across the chest, apparently binding the upper arms, was an accessory, not part of the garment, as was made clear when a model sported one bare- chested. The looks were tagged as much as branded, with neon tags hanging from pockets. Tiny goggles with colored lenses added an urban edge.___VITAMIN INJECTION AT MSGMMassimo Giorgetti’s MSGM collection for next spring and summer recalls his youthful 1980s summers in his native Adriatic coastal city of Rimini, a time, the designer said, when the beach crowds never abandoned their fashion sense.And Giorgetti paid homage to classic looks of his adopted home in Milan, where he launched his MSGM brand eight years ago.Giorgetti said he wanted to emphasize his Italian roots while also injecting a dose of 1980s energy. “It’s a show that recharges you,”Giorgetti said backstage.The 41-year-old designer made the point quite literally, imitating colorful graphic logos from well-known Italian vitamin brands with the MSGM Milano logo on silky button-down shirts. There was a plethora of 1980s neon colours, bright florals and prints —from Manga volley-ball playing characters to Roger Minick photographs of tourists.Rimini is celebrated in slouchy knitwear with the city’s name in rainbow colours, worn with striped denim shorts layered over longer boxers. But also in the tangerine shorts and lime green swimming briefs.For Milan, there were tie-dye knits over colorful print thigh-baring short, jeans and colour-block hoodies, and pin-striped suits with palm tree shadows and the band logo on the back.____SUNNEIDesigners Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina showed their Sunnei label against the backdrop of the Milan skyline as seen from the 31st floor of Gio Ponti’s famed Pirelli Tower. It was an aspirational location, reflected in the invitation that showed the tower from below in a faux smart-phone snap — the view the designers have from their studio.But the sophisticated, architectural designs were a natural fit for Gio Ponte’s arched ceilings and geometrically tiled floors, and showed the designers have definitely arrived. The collection included for the first time women’s looks alongside the menswear, and the designers said they found a natural interplay.“They speak the same language. For us, men and women change little. Unfortunately, we have to categorize it. But for us it is the same thing,” Rizzo said.The looks were clean and sharp, with a focus on soft comfort. The colour palate was soothing, from pale blue, sea green, cream and grey offset by orange and red.Parachute pants worked for him and for her, paired with knit cropped tops for her or an oversized jersey hoodie for him.Her transparent anorak with orange draw strings gave a sporty touch to an orange terry cloth dress with an asymmetrical hemline. His anorak features a notched collar and doubles as a suit jacket with wide-legged cropped pants.He wore a worn leather vest with utility pockets with loose jeans and a floppy brim hat, while she wore it with slim skirt with cargo pockets. He carried a large travel bag, hers was a rectangular purse, as the designers also presented a full range of accessories including wavy platform shoes and simple sneakers, sunglasses and headbands.“It is the natural extension of the brand that we have always presented,” Rizzo said. “Our goal is not to change the mood for style from season to season, but to grow, expand the categories.”___SOUTH KOREAN NEWCOMERS UNVEIL BESFXXK BRANDSouth Korean newcomers to Milan, Jae Hyuk Lim and Bona Kim, unveiled their BESFXXK brand that mixes Japanese textiles with American street-styling from the 1980s and British tailoring.The unusual name combines the notion of bespoke designs with a more irreverent street looks.The 33-year-old designers aggressively deconstruct and recompose everyday garments for their combined menswear and womenswear collection, like sweatshirts and trench coats.So a top for him is composed of a T-shirt and a jean jacket sewn together, while hers is a man’s collared shirt on one side and an angelic white woman’s shirt on the other. Trench coats feature asymmetrical hems. Or can be transformed into a skirt for her, the arms of it wrapped around the waist as a natural belt.“It is not just a mix of two different elements, it is a mix of cultures,” Lim said.___This story has been amended to correct the spelling of Miuccia Prada’s name.
NEW YORK — Facebook says it’s making progress on deleting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules and detecting problems before users see them.The company released its second report Thursday detailing how it enforces community standards on hate, nudity and other posts. Compared with its May report, Facebook says it has doubled the amount of hate speech it detects proactively, before users report violations. The new report covers April to September.The report comes a day after The New York Times published an extensive report about the company’s strategy it described as “delay, deny and deflect” to deal with crisis after crisis over the past two years. This included hiring a Washington public relations firm, Definers, to discredit opponents. Facebook said Thursday it has cut ties with the firm.The Associated Press
New Delhi: Starting this year, student who wish to apply at Delhi University under the Extra Curricula Activities (ECA) category and sport trials would witness a change in the admission process in the academic session 2019-20. In fact, the administration is preparing to make the quota admissions more student-friendly, that even before the start of the session, said an official. Moreover, the announcement has already been made by the admission committee that this time the trial of these quota will begin from May 20. “And the aspirant of this quota will not have to wait for cut-off,” he added.Earlier, only after the cut-off was released in the DU for past year, student can apply for ECA and sports but this time aspirant will undergo through the trial from the third week of May. However, in the last year of the DU, 60 per cent of the sports quota admission and the weightage of 40 percent of certificate was considered. And this time there may be a change in this also,” he added. Moreover, the discussions on how to keep the weight of the trial and certificates are still going on, he said. By 2017, students had to upload only one certificate for sports, but arrangement had been made to upload three certificates last year but this time committee is discussing that if administration would continue the previous year arrangement or implement the 2017 system to upload the certificate. “In short, the administration is all set to prepare to make ECA and sports trials more students friendly than earlier, so that the process will be simple and hassle free for both students and the DU administration,” official added. Mpost
Kolkata: A fruit seller was shot dead by some miscreants at Kamarhati on Monday night.Later police arrested three youths from Kamarhati area. The deceased identified as Saheb Ali of Kamarhati used to sell fruits near the Kamarhati police outpost. On Monday around 7 pm an altercation broke between three youths and Ali over some issue. After a few minutes, local residents heard a firing sound and saw Ali fell the ground. Immediately, the three youth fled from the spot. Ali was immediately rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Meanwhile, Belgharia police station was informed. Later, his family members lodged a murder complaint. Police started a probe and came to know that the three youths were talking about some monetary transaction. Police came to know that Ali had borrowed money from one Asif of Kamarhati for business. To be clear about the motive police started searching for Asif. After he was detained, Asif confessed that he had gone there to recover his money along with two others identified as Pappu and Nepali. They had plan to threat Ali. To terrify him, Nepali brandished a gun at the time of altercation. But the bullet fired accidentally. After Asif’s statement, police nabbed Pappu and Nepali from a hideout in Kamarhati area. The accused persons have confessed to the crime.
Juan Antonio Pizzi has admitted that he is keen to forget this “feeling of shame” as soon as possible after Saudi Arabia were thrashed 5-0 by the hosts Russia in the opening World Cup gameThe Russians proved to be too much for the Falcons on Thursday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Goals from Yury Gazinsky, Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin sealed a convincing 5-0 win for the hosts.“The opposing team really didn’t have to make a huge effort to win this game,” said Pizzi, according to Sky Sports.“We have now to forget this feeling of shame and start thinking about the next match.”The Argentine coach conceded that the defeat will raise uncertainty over his future at Saudi Arabia.Scotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“The way I feel right now makes that a valid point but whatever happens I’ve got my philosophy and I’ll try to do as best I can. I trust in our plans and I trust in my players and I trust we’ll have a better performance in our next game,” he said.Pizzi, who has been in charge for the last seven months after replacing the fired Edgardo Bauza in November, insists that the display did not do Saudi Arabia’s potential justice and has now urged his team to turn their focus to Uruguay in the next game.“This game should not be a point of reference. We didn’t play the way we planned to. It is left to us to be positive and start thinking about the next match,” he said.“I believe that we came into this tournament well prepared and the players were ready to show that they could play at the World Cup. We did not show today what we have done in our previous games.”Saudi Arabia’s match against Uruguay will take place in Rostov on June 20.
Former Juventus and Germany star Jurgen Kohler has questioned Cristiano Ronaldo’s big game recordThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner ended his nine-year stay at Real Madrid for a move to Juventus this summer.However, he has yet to find the back of the net in his three Serie A appearances.And Kohler, who won one Scudetto, one Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup at Juventus, questioned Ronaldo’s ability to perform in the biggest matches.The 33-year-old didn’t score in last season’s Champions League final and has never managed to find the net in a knockout match at a World Cup following Portugal’s last-16 exit at Russia.“There are no two opinions about Ronaldo’s qualities. He holds many records in Spain,” said Kohler, as stated on AS.“He has managed to win the major trophies. You have to pay tribute to him.“However, I must say that you rarely see Ronaldo in the decisive matches.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Then he goes on to score the goal to make it 4-1, with a penalty, and wants to be celebrated for it. But that’s the way he is, too.”Despite the criticism, Kohler did acknowledge Ronaldo as a “true champion” due to his outstanding work ethic.“I talked about him to a lot of people,” he said.“Everyone is fascinated because he also works a lot on the pitch.“Only the true champions are willing to work more. That applies to Ronaldo.“That’s the difference between world-class players and the regulars.”Kohler spent four years at Juventus and he also played for Cologne, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.The 52-year-old was also a part of the Germany squad that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the 1996 UEFA European Championship.