Ohio State mens soccer faces Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Sophomore defender Alex Nichols (15) advances the ball against Rutgers on Sept. 18. OSU won 3-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is coming off a tough 2-0 loss to Bowling Green over the weekend, remaining winless on the road this season.This Wednesday, the Buckeyes (3-6) return to Columbus to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1-4-2) at 7 p.m.Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium has been very kind to OSU as of late, with the Scarlet and Gray coming into the match riding a three game home win streak.“You always want to protect your house,” said senior defender Austin Bergstrom. “It’s good that we have been doing that so far, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.”After wins over Rutgers and Valparaiso a week ago, the Buckeyes took a step backward over the weekend, suffering a shutout against Bowling Green.Despite outshooting the Falcons 16-9, OSU again fell to the misfortune of its own mistakes, specifically turnovers.“Sometimes it is a little frustrating when you can’t put the ball in the back of the net or when another team only gets a few opportunities and they are able to score,” said senior forward Danny Jensen. “We let the pressure get to us a bit. I think we just have to cut down on the mistakes and we will start to see much better results.”Jensen was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Valparaiso, where he recorded the first hat trick by an Ohio State player since 2012.“It is cool to get some individual recognition every now and then but our focus is on the team,” Jensen said. “Right now we just need some more wins.”The matchup with SIUE is a rare one, as both teams have only played each other once in school history, and played to a scoreless draw in Columbus in 2009.While the matchup between the two teams is unfamiliar, the faces involved are not. Cougars coach Mario Sanchez was a soccer player under now-Buckeyes head coach John Bluem during his time at Fresno State.“(Sanchez) was probably one of the top five players I’ve coached in my career,” Bluem said. “They are going to be really well organized and battle defensively. You are playing against a team that, much like us, is having trouble scoring.”Saying the Cougars are having trouble scoring is an understatement, as Sanchez’s squad has only found the back of the net three times through the first seven games. However, the defense has stood tough, allowing only seven goals thus far.SIUE’s junior goalkeeper Kyle Dal Santo has 13 career shutouts. This year, Dal Santo’s .788 save percentage ranks him 51st nationally.As the match signifies the halfway point in the season for the Buckeyes, Bluem feels the biggest improvement the team needs to make is in its mentality.“This group has to accept that we are not going to just show up and win games. If we don’t outwork the other team, if we don’t outhustle the other team, if we don’t play harder for longer than the other team, anybody on our schedule could beat us,” Bluem said. “On the flipside, if we do those things, we will be in every single game and chances are good that we win more of those games than we lose.”With a very important Big Ten matchup looming against Michigan State on Sunday, the Buckeyes will look to build momentum by grabbing a win against the Cougars. read more

Rep Howrylak plan protects vulnerable adults from acts of coercion

first_img Categories: Howrylak News,News 07Sep Rep. Howrylak plan protects vulnerable adults from acts of coercion A proposal introduced Thursday by state Rep. Martin Howrylak provides penalties for an individual who attempts to extract sexually explicit visual material from vulnerable adults, including seniors and the mentally or physically disabled.The dangerous trend has become more common with technological advancements such as smart phones and social media. According to the Justice Department, people with intellectual disabilities are victims of some of the highest rates of sexual assault with a rate seven times that of people without disabilities.The idea for this legislation comes from a local resident to whom this nightmare scenario occurred, Howrylak said. The young woman was preyed upon and her vulnerable status was used to the perpetrator’s advantage. Unbeknownst to her parents, the young woman fearfully complied with these requests as this “bad man,” in the young woman’s terms, barraged her with coercive commands.” Because no current Michigan law covers this situation, the suspect was sentenced to less than a week in jail for his actions at the city level.“It’s the role of state government to ensure that the public is protected,” said Howrylak, of Troy. “My bill is very simple – it cracks down on the act of coercing, persuading or outright blackmailing someone who is vulnerable into providing them with explicit material. We’ve seen a spike in this disturbing activity with the rise in technology and Michigan should be on the forefront of deterring it.”If passed, House Bill 6347 would protect vulnerable adults from anyone who may request, persuade, convince, threaten, command, force, or coerce them into providing sexually explicit visual material. A violation of this would result in a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. HB 6347 has been referred to the House Law and Justice Committee for consideration.last_img read more

Airbnb disappointed by Amsterdam plan to cut rentals

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. Pointing out it contributed millions in tourist taxes in 2015 and 2016, Airbnb is challenging a Dutch ruling halving the limit for private home rentals in Amsterdam Explore further Rent-a-room giant Airbnb has voiced disappointment in Amsterdam’s plans to impose a 30-day limit on letting private homes, saying it will harm the local economy. Citation: Airbnb ‘disappointed’ by Amsterdam plan to cut rentals (2018, January 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-airbnb-disappointed-amsterdam-rentals.html © 2018 AFP Airbnb agrees 60-day limit on Amsterdam home rentals “We have built a responsible home sharing community on Airbnb benefiting the city and its inhabitants,” the company said in a letter sent to Amsterdam council, and shared with AFP on Thursday.The 19,000 Airbnb hosts in the Dutch capital were “disappointed by your announcement … to favour big hotels over local families who occasionally share their homes,” wrote Bo de Koning, Airbnb’s public policy manager, for the Netherlands. He maintained that “while Airbnb guests account for just 4.0 percent of visitors to Amsterdam, they have boosted the Amsterdam economy by an estimated 500 million euros in 2016.”The Dutch capital had also collected some 11 million euros in tourist taxes in 2015 and 2016, thanks to the site, Koning said.The city council’s executive said Wednesday that the current annual 60-day limit for private home rentals will now be halved from 2019 “to stem the negative influence of holiday home rentals”. “During the last few years there has been massive growth in the market of renting out homes to tourists,” it said, adding that had had an unwanted “effect on various Amsterdam neighbourhoods.”The Dutch capital now attracts some 17 million tourists a year—the same number as the whole of the Dutch population. And residents have increasingly complained about rowdy crowds and late night disturbances.Airbnb said legal experts have challenged whether the city’s new ruling is tenable, and insisted the company had worked with the council to address its concerns. Seven out of 10 people booking accommodation through the site stayed outside of the city centre, it said.”Further restricting the rights of regular people to share their homes could take 43 million euros out of the local economy and drive more guests into crowded tourist hotspots,” Airbnb said. read more