Award-winning course for people with arthritis to run in Letterkenny

first_imgA six-week self-management course to help people living with arthritis will commence in Letterkenny on Wednesday 4 September.The Living Well with Arthritis course gives people with arthritis the tools and techniques to help them better manage their condition. The award-winning course will be held in Station House Hotel, Letterkenny and costs €35 for the six weeks.A discounted rate is available for medical card holders. Classes run on Wednesdays from 7.00pm-9.30pm. The course is suitable for people with any form of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or related conditions like fibromyalgia or lupus.Previous participants on the course have reported that it helped decrease their pain, reduced their reliance on health professionals and medication, and improved their overall sense of well-being.Participants learn about pain and fatigue management; healthy lifestyle and the importance of healthy eating; dealing with negative emotions; and exercise techniques for weak and damaged joints.Bronwen Maher, Services Manager, Arthritis Ireland, said: “This programme was developed by Stanford University and has been proven to be an essential part of effective arthritis treatment. After completing the course, people are able to do things that they couldn’t before, they experience improvements in their mobility, mood and in their quality of life.” A previous course participant commented: “While my friends and family support me, I don’t think they really understand what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. Many of the people who attended the course will tell you they didn’t require support, myself included. What we did need was the skills to manage living with a chronic illness.”Developed by Stanford University, some 6,500 people have successfully completed the Living Well with Arthritis course since it was introduced here in 2006 by Arthritis Ireland.Places are limited on the course. To book, visit the Arthritis Ireland website,, phone 01 647 0206 or email [email protected] course for people with arthritis to run in Letterkenny was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Arthritis courseArthritis Irelandlast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Recreational saltwater season set to begin

first_imgNext Wednesday kicks off another ocean sport fishing season on the North Coast as both rockfish and Pacific halibut are set to commence. And with a lengthy salmon season only a month away, we’ll be going full bore before you know it. Without abalone or razor clams to fill in the gaps, it will feel good to be back on the salt. As boats hit the open ocean next Wednesday — weather and conditions permitting — all the fish politics and talk of closures will fade, replaced with images of big lings …last_img

International Residential Code Guides New-Home Construction

first_imgThe International Residential Code (IRC) is a stand-alone codebook for new one- and two-family homes, regulating architecture, structure, energy efficiency, plumbing, mechanics, fuel gas, and electrical safety. For the production homebuilder, this is the Bible. While the IRC is dedicated to safety, it weighs in on health and sanitation in a variety of ways. For example, the IRC establishes light, ventilation, and heating standards and minimal sanitation rules, including toilet room and kitchen requirements.VentilationVentilation of habitable rooms can be accomplished with operable windows or mechanical ventilation.Separation of attached garages from living space reduces the risk of vehicle exhaust entering the home.Carbon monoxide detectors are required in some situations.Range hoods are now required for kitchen cooking equipment.MoistureCapillary breaks between foundations and mud sills slow water movement.Pressure-treated mud sills protect against structural decay.Termite management in appropriate areas also protects structure.Flood-resistant construction standards mitigate damage caused by most non-severe floods.Building science principles have led to alternative weather-protection barriers that keep exterior walls dry. Foam plastic made with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is regulated with a thermal barrier or appropriate use.Energy conservationA new requirement establishes a blower door test to ensure the tightness of the construction, thus decreasing infiltration of particulate matter from the atmosphere.In addition, ducts in unconditioned attics or crawl spaces are now required to be tested for tightness.Combustion air requirements that normally are satisfied by outdoor air can use some indoor air, thus reducing penetrations in the environmental envelope.Exhaust ducts are required for gas-producing equipment and clothes dryers; again, to improve the indoor air quality.Sanitation and water qualityWater quality is regulated by preventing cross connections.Unsanitary conditions caused by sewerage are controlled in a variety of ways, including proper drain, waste, and vent pipe materials and installation.Water heaters must have pans for water leaks.Mitigation and control of radon is covered in Appendix F.These and many similar provisions help control the health and sanitation for residents of new one and two family homes. When a home is built, it must maintain these same mitigating components over time. Home maintenance is essential to a safe, sanitary home.That maintenance falls to the next discussion; _Property Maintenance._last_img read more

Extending the Reach of a Moisture Meter

first_imgTypical pins on moisture meters are ½ inch long, meaning you can only determine moisture content by weight near the surface of building assemblies and materials (including wood, gypsum wallboard, and concrete). But I often find myself needing to assess moisture content of first condensing surfaces in walls and ceilings or well below the surface of basement slabs.This article looks at ways to extend the reach of a moisture meter. (For introductory information on moisture meters, see Tools of the Trade: Moisture Meters.) Extending reach in finished framing cavitiesYou can buy meter accessories that extend your reach; the Delmhorst 21-E/001 accessory has 6-inch Teflon-coated pins. (The Teflon coatings ensure that the only conductivity is at the exposed tips of the pins.) But sometimes I need to reach even deeper than 6 inches (see Image #2, below). And the 21-E/001 is not inexpensive; it retails for $105.I checked in with Delmhorst on my own approach: two 3/16-inch rods (about $1.50 each) sharpened on a grinder wheel that I drive exactly parallel to each other. Tom Laurenzi, president of Delmhorst, agreed that this approach could work (see caveats and conditions below).In Images #3 and #4 you can see that we are driving through the closed-cell spray foam till the pin-extenders hit the rim joist. In this case it does not really matter that the length of the pins is not insulated; the spray foam is non-conductive.But when driving through gypsum wallboard (GWB) and cavity insulation to measure exterior sheathing moisture content, it is possible for the GWB and cavity insulation — particularly if either is at all wet — to affect the measurements because they can have their own conductivity. (See Images #5 and #6.) For the roof in Image #6, I needed 20-inch pin extenders: 15.25 inches of penetration and the remaining 4+ inches to make sure that the pins were actually parallel and the pin tips contacting the sheathing the same distance apart as the pins on the Delmhorst meter. RELATED ARTICLES Extending reach in concreteThe Delmhorst BD-2100 has Scale 2 (also called the 0 – 100 Reference Scale); information on Scale 2 can be found on page 9 of the Delmhorst BD-2100 manual.While Scale 1 (wood) and Scale 3 (gypsum) yield quantitative measurements as a percentage of moisture by weight, Scale 2 is a unit-less relative scale. You would think that % moisture content by weight for concrete could be had, but in fact concrete mixes are so variable that only qualitative assessment of moisture content is possible with pin-type moisture meters. But this also means that Scale 2 can be used on a pretty wide variety of materials.Sticking with concrete: you can’t drive the meter pins directly into concrete without damaging them, so to get a surface reading you drive 2 masonry nails 1/8-inch into the concrete, ideally first in an area you know to be relatively dry to get a “baseline” comparative reading, and then range from there to see how the moisture content compares with all readings being between 0 and 100 (see Image #7).The problem is that if the rate of moisture movement up through the concrete is slow, the top layer of concrete can be quite dry, masking the moisture deeper in the concrete. In fact, ASTM F2170 (Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes), requires that moisture measurements in concrete be taken 40% of the depth of the concrete. For a typical basement slab, that means taking measurements at least 2.5 inches deep (see Image #7).But how do you keep the masonry nails from contacting the sides of the drilled hole, short-circuiting your slab moisture measurements? My solution is to use powder-actuated gun masonry nails, with their plastic sleeves ensuring that the nail only contacts the concrete at its tip (see Images #8 and #9). Note that dust in the hole will inherently be dry from the drilling, so it is important to make sure that the nail tips are contacting the solid concrete at the bottom of the drilled hole. I often wait an hour after drilling to allow the concrete at the bottom of the hole to “recover” to a more representative moisture content.It’s possible to quantitatively measure the moisture content of concrete using concrete RH sensors and ASTM F2170. For more information on this approach, see this blog by Paul Laurenzi of Delmhorst. One way around this is to drive the pins just into the GWB and switch the meter to Scale 3, the setting for GWB, and assess the impact of the GWB based on that reading. Similarly, while driving the pins into the cavity insulation, you can switch the Delmhorst meter to Scale 2 (more on this scale below), and use this relative scale to assess just what, if any, impact the conductivity of the cavity insulation has on the ultimate moisture content reading — the reading on on Scale 1 — of the pins in the exterior sheathing . Tools of the Trade: Moisture Meters Video: NAHB Train the Trainer Video Series: Tools of the TradeEssential Energy-Audit EquipmentDiagnostic Tools for Energy-Minded Remodelers The coat hanger trickAnother way to qualitatively assess the moisture content of the cavity insulation is to bend a hook into an opened coat hanger and insert the hooked coat hanger through one of the 3/16-inch holes in the GWB and twist the coat hanger until it snags some cavity insulation, then pull the coat hanger hook out to assess — by eye and by touch — the moisture content of the cavity insulation.Another way to deal with the possible conductivity of the GWB and cavity insulation is to very carefully and tightly wrap the length of the rods with electrical tape. This is pretty tedious and you are going to have to re-wrap maddeningly often unless you penetrate the GWB with unwrapped rods first and round the holes out a bit to accommodate the slightly thickened tape-wrapped rods.I spent some time looking for some sort of Teflon coating or spray paint so that I could coat the rods myself with this insulating material, but now conclude that Teflon coating or painting is strictly an industrial, not a do-it-yourself, process. In addition to acting as GBA’s technical director, Peter Yost is the Vice President for Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years. An experienced trainer and consultant, he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. You can also sign up for BuildingGreen’s email newsletter to get a free report on insulation, as well as regular posts from Peter.last_img read more

Time for A Review

first_imgNasser HussainThe India England match at Bangalore was just what the World Cup needed. The tournament was plodding along a predictable path and it was amazing to witness a classic contest between two quality sides in a 50-over match on a good batting pitch and in front of a capacity crowd.Though India scored 338, I could not help notice that they kept making basic mistakes such as running between wickets in a leisurely way, not taking crucial singles and not grounding the bat while completing a run. The fielding was laboured and the players looked slow and tired. It looked like India only had a Plan A at Bangalore, which was to put up a big score and then bowl England out with their spinners. But the belter of a track made batting easy for England and completely foiled India’s plan. For their first match at home in this World Cup, India should have done better on the field. They owe it to their fans.Sachin Tendulkar’s 98th international hundred was a masterpiece. The way Virender Sehwag bats at the top allows Tendulkar just to get in, take his time, settle down, not panic and mentally focus on getting a big total. Like Brian Lara, Tendulkar has a plan for each bowler. He plays out some bowlers and then goes after the ones he fancies, as he did against Paul Collingwood and Graeme Swann. He timed his innings perfectly and was a joy to watch.India didn’t play sensibly during their batting powerplay when Tendulkar was batting on a hundred. They should have waited for big hitters like M.S. Dhoni or Yusuf Pathan to come in. It resulted in Tendulkar doing something he needn’t have, moving away and creating space to hit the big shots instead of playing his normal game, and throwing his wicket in the process. India managed just 35 runs in the powerplay, which was not enough. They should have got close to 360. Tim Bresnan’s five-wicket haul and England’s fielding restricted India’s march.advertisementDhoni’s captaincy and field placements were not good. Some decisions like having a leg slip for so long for Piyush Chawla who was not bowling well, and also for Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, even as England batsmen were sweeping comfortably and getting easy singles, were odd.Zaheer Khan celebrates taking Andrew Strauss’ wicketEngland also erred with their batting powerplay. They were cruising with Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell firmly in control of the situation. There was no hurry to go for it; they should have waited till the end of the 45th over when it would have become compulsory to take it. With just two fielders outside the 30-yard circle both Bell and Strauss had to go for the big shots which brought the pressure back on them. All credit to the way Zaheer Khan bowled his last spell. The in-swinging yorker that got Strauss leg before wicket bang in front of the base of middle stump, was magical. To get a batsman who is playing the innings of his life, out on 158, by beating him with pace and movement is not easy.India may have the Big 7 batting order, but England have the best No. 8,9 and 10 in this World Cup. Bresnan, Swann and Ajmal Shahzad came in at crucial stages and helped themselves to some big hits over the ropes and brought England back into the game.Not many batsmen have outshone Tendulkar on Indian pitches. Strauss did the impossible at Bangalore. It was one of the best one day innings that I have seen by an English batsman, quite possibly the best ever. Before this innings Strauss was rated as a good odi. With this knock he has announced himself on the world stage as a great odi player.Finally, a word on the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) which needs to be fine-tuned to minimise human error. According to the UDRS, in the case of an lbw decision, if the distance between the point of impact and the stumps is more than 2.5 metres, the final decision lies with the on-field umpire, even if the replay shows that the ball is hitting the stumps dead centre. Billy Bowden, whom I have a lot of respect for, upheld his decision to rule Bell not out, even though the replay showed that the ball that hit Bell on his shin would have gone on to hit the middle stump. This is exactly the opposite of what happened between England and Australia in an odi in February, where a batsman dancing halfway down the wicket had been given out lbw by the same UDRS system. There should be no ambiguity in the UDRS. Imagine if this were an India vs Pakistan semi-final and a decision had gone the Bell way. There would have been riots. My advice to the ICC is to keep technology simple to use. It’s far too complicated now.advertisementNasser Hussain is a former captain of the England cricket team. Syndicated by Sporting Excellencelast_img read more

10 Fan Bases That Are Delusional Heading Into The 2016 College Football Season

first_imgVirginia fan hangs over the side of the stadium.Virginia Fan Viral Meme Twitter/@TheTroyJohnsonTwitter/@TheTroyJohnsonEvery summer, dozens of fan bases get excited for the coming season – all assuming that this is going to be the year that their team runs the table and emerges with a national championship. As we all know, only one team actually wins the title, so most of them are going to be disappointed at some point.We’re here to give 10 fan bases a dose of reality before the season even starts. Being on this list doesn’t mean your team is going to have a bad season – but it does mean that supporters need to temper expectations. Without further ado, here are the 10 fan bases that we believe are the most delusional heading into the 2016 season. Will some prove us wrong? We’ll find out.Get Started: No. 10 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

We Should Have Seen FedererNadal At The US Open By Now

The men’s semifinals of the U.S. Open are annually appointment television for tennis fans around the world. But in the case of Friday’s second semifinal, it’s the tennis match that no tennis fan on the planet wanted to see — except, perhaps, for those in Argentina. To be sure, all signs point to Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro having a highly competitive, entertaining semifinal — del Potro is actually a respectable 5-8 all-time against the No. 1-seeded Nadal. But this one was supposed to be Nadal versus his longtime rival Roger Federer, on the hard courts of Flushing for the first time ever.Federer-Nadal at the U.S. Open is tennis’s white whale — and once again, it slipped away.On Monday, Federer and Nadal appeared to be on a collision course; both reached the quarterfinals, and both were in the same side of the bracket. Nadal held up his end of the bargain, beating Andrey Rublev in straight sets to secure a semifinal berth. But late Wednesday, Federer was unceremoniously defeated by the Argentinean del Potro, ending his bid for a third Grand Slam championship of 2017 — and crushing the hopes of everyone who has followed the game in the past 15 years.Along with Novak Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are the two most successful players of their era.1If not any era. Between them, the pair have won 34 Grand Slam titles and appeared in the semifinals of 33 other major tournaments. They’ve gone head-to-head 12 times at the other three Slams — three times at Wimbledon, four at the Australian Open and five times at Roland Garros. So it’s astonishing that their paths have never crossed at the U.S. Open. Do the math, and the odds of the colossal clash never happening are minuscule.Let’s focus on Grand Slam semifinals, since all of the actual Rafa-Fed matchups have happened at that stage of a major or later. Federer first made the semifinals of a Grand Slam in 2003, and since then, he’s advanced at least that far in 74 percent of all non-U.S. Open majors. Nadal made his semifinal debut in 2005 and has made it that far in 53 percent of non-U.S. Open majors ever since. So, if we simply used the other three majors as a guide, we’d expect Federer and Nadal to have about a 39 percent chance of simultaneously making the semifinals of any given U.S. Open. And in non-U.S. Opens when both made the semis, they ended up facing each other 86 percent of the time, whether in that round or the final.Based on those numbers, then, we’d expect there to be a 34 percent chance that Federer and Nadal would end up facing each other at a given U.S. Open. (Indeed, they’ve faced each other 12 times in the 38 non-U.S. Open Slams since 2005, including their first head-to-head meeting at Roland Garros — good for a rate of 32 percent.) If we apply that 34 percent mark to each of the 13 U.S. Opens staged since 2005, we would expect there to be only a 1-in-204 chance (0.5 percent) that they wouldn’t end up facing each other at least once in that span. So the odds that we would never get this U.S. Open matchup are truly microscopic.Now, some of this can be attributed to both Federer and (especially) Nadal enjoying comparatively less semifinal success at the U.S. Open than at the other three majors. Since his first semifinal breakthrough at a Slam, Federer has only made the semis 67 percent of the time on the Flushing hardcourts, and Nadal has only made it that far 38 percent of the time. If you use those rates instead of the non-U.S. Open numbers as your baseline, the odds against ever seeing a Federer-Nadal clash rise to 4 percent.Still, even that is a fairly small probability. Any way you cut it, it’s positively shocking that American audiences have never been treated to seeing two of the greatest players ever play each other in person before. read more

Novak Djokovics Chase Of Tennis Records Is Speeding Up

Three factors are speeding Djokovic’s chase:1) He’s playing outstanding tennis, the most dominant of the Open era. Our Elo ratings at the end of last year showed Djokovic topping all other men since 1968, an era that encompasses just about every contender for the greatest career of all time, though it omits many of Laver’s best years. More conventional stats confirm Djokovic’s dominance. Men’s tennis has three types of events that feature nearly all of the best players who are fit to play: the four majors, nine Masters and the World Tour Finals. Djokovic has reached the final of 21 of the last 22 of these events he has entered, winning 17 of them. No man has ever had a stretch that dominant.Andy Murray should be Djokovic’s biggest rival. Murray was born exactly a week before Djokovic, has an eerily similar game and has dealt him three of his biggest recent losses: in the finals of the 2012 U.S. Open and 2013 Wimbledon, and in the 2012 Olympics semifinal. But since Murray’s Wimbledon win, Djokovic has beaten him in 13 of their 15 meetings, including all five of their matches at Grand Slams. The reasons were evident in Djokovic’s defeat of Murray in Sunday’s final: In just about every facet of the game, Murray is great but Djokovic is greater. Murray has an edge in one scenario: When he’s lobbing the ball and Djokovic is smashing it. That doesn’t happen often enough to swing a tennis match.2) The men who used to hold Djokovic back when they were at their peak are fading as he continues to soar. If Federer and Nadal hadn’t been around, Djokovic probably would have won many more majors by 2010. He faced them 11 times at majors through the 2010 U.S. Open and lost nine of those matches. Since then, Djokovic has beaten them in 11 of 17 meetings at majors, including the last five. And he may not meet them many more times at majors, with both men struggling with injuries. Federer withdrew from the French Open before it began, and Nadal withdrew after the first two rounds.3) Djokovic doesn’t yet have any younger rivals. That is stunning for a man at age 29. Players younger than him have won just two majors combined: Marin Cilic and Juan Martín del Potro, both born a year after Djokovic, have one apiece. Neither has made more than one major final. And men born in 1989 or later have not won a single title of note. No major, no Masters, no tour final. The entire generation of men younger than Djokovic who should be leading the sport hasn’t lifted a single significant trophy. By this stage of the season two years ago — when he was the same age as the 1989ers — Djokovic by himself had won six majors, three tour finals and 19 Masters titles.This might look like a chicken-and-egg problem: Have players younger than Djokovic struggled because he is an all-time great who keeps ousting them, or because they’re not very good? The answer is a little of both, but more the latter. Djokovic has ousted men younger than him from Slams in the fourth round or later only 17 times in his career. None were in a final. The primary reason the younger guys aren’t breaking through isn’t because Djokovic keeps stopping them. It’s because other older guys are.While the men ages 23 to 28 might retire as a collective lost cause — a weird void in the tennis record books — the men younger than them show real promise, including Dominic Thiem, who will enter the Top 10 on Monday, and Nick Kyrgios. They will have to grow up in a hurry if they are to slow Djokovic’s run at the record book. At the moment, aging or injury look likely to be his biggest obstacle. Novak Djokovic isn’t just chasing the records of his sport’s all-time greats. He’s accelerating in his pursuit.After winning his first French Open title on Sunday, Djokovic holds all four major titles at the same time, the first man to do so since Rod Laver in 1969. He is halfway to winning all four in one year, leaving him closer to winning a Grand Slam than any man since Jim Courier won the first two in 1992.1Mats Wilander was the only man other than Courier to win the Australian Open and French Open back-to-back since Laver’s 1969 Grand Slam. Wilander did it in 1984-85 (back when the Australian Open was in December) and in 1988. He has won 12 major titles, just two behind Rafael Nadal and five behind all-time leader Roger Federer. And on Monday he will be No. 1 in the rankings by the enormous margin of 8,045 points, leaving him in a strong position to overtake Federer’s record for the most weeks at No. 1 as soon as 2018.History suggests Djokovic should be slowing down, not speeding up, at age 29. Even all-time greats have rarely won many major titles so close to 30. While the sport has become kinder to veterans, just two majors were won by a man 29 or older in the last decade: Federer, at Wimbledon in 2012; and Stan Wawrinka, over Djokovic at last year’s French Open. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State relies on bounceback opportunities

Ohio State’s student section looks on toward senior goalkeeper Sean Romeo (30) during a game break in the second period of Ohio State’s game against UMass on Oct. 19. Ohio State lost 6-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternAfter splitting its home series against Michigan, Ohio State remained the No. 4 team in the country in the poll released Monday.The unranked Wolverines stole the first game of the series in a 2-1 win behind 22 saves from Michigan junior goaltender Hayden Lavigne.The defeat seemed like an upset for Ohio State, who fell to 12-5-4 before coming back and winning the second game of the series 4-2.This is a pattern the Buckeyes have maintained all season long.Ohio State is 5-4-2 in the first game of its series this season, scoring 32 goals while allowing 32 goals in the 11 games.In the 12 games to close series, the Buckeyes are 8-1-2, outscoring opponents 35-16.“We bounced back for sure, like we always do,” junior forward Ronnie Hein said on Wednesday. “We do a good job of that, we saw that at the very beginning of the season and we did it again against Michigan State.”Before the series against Michigan, Ohio State gave up a 7-4 lead late in the third period during the first game against Michigan State, leading to a 7-7 tie, which the Buckeyes lost in overtime, costing them a point in the Big Ten standings.“I don’t think anybody was too happy about the result on Friday,” head coach Steve Rohlik said about the series against the Spartans. “Certainly wasn’t the prettiest of ties for us, and I think we were just more detailed the next day, but again I attribute that to our seniors and our leadership group.”The key difference between the first and second games comes at the back end. Redshirt senior goalie Sean Romeo has started the first game of every series, while sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier has started the following night.Romeo has a .904 save percentage, while allowing 2.63 goals per game.Nappier, on the other hand, is boasting a .945 save percentage and allowing 1.58 goals per game, both No. 2 in the NCAA.But Rohlik won’t blame his goaltenders. Instead, he said it has to do with the rest of the players in front of him, regardless of the outcome.“It’s never a goalie’s fault. It’s a team’s fault, and certainly we gotta be five-man connected with our goaltender instead of sometimes leaving him out to dry,” Rohlik said. “I think it has a lot to do with our team and our focus and our detail.”Senior forward Mason Jobst leads the team with 13 goals and 25 points. Seven of his 13 goals came in the second game of Ohio State’s series.Jobst said the tie against Michigan State was “unacceptable,” and that the focus in the next game was the reason for success.“I think everyone was on the same page.We were all focused,” Jobst said. “It wasn’t like we’re on a five-game skid or anything like that, it was just let’s nip it in the bud right now before things get out of hand.”Things haven’t gotten out of hand for the Buckeyes all season, but the team has yet to figure out how to consistently win when in front of Romeo.Nappier’s stats outshine the redshirt senior goaltender, and Romeo has regressed from his previous year, in which he ended with 2.06 goals against and a .927 save percentage.Still, Rohlik doesn’t see it as a problem with the guy in goal.Ohio State’s head coach is looking to his leaders, to his captains, Jobst and senior defenseman Sasha Larocque.And for all the struggles the Buckeyes have had in their first games this season, they have not lost consecutive games this season.“It’s the culture of this group. No one wants to lose a hockey game and especially doesn’t want to lose two in a row,” Rohlik said. “We want to turn things around on Fridays. Certainly the resilience of this group, the guys have been around a long time, we’ve got a great leadership group. They’re just determined not to let it happen back-to-back.” read more

Enzo Zidane has signed for Rayo Majadahonda

first_imgEnzo Zidane will sign Rayo Majadahonda on a single season long loan from Real Madrid, according to Goal.The son of the former Real Madrid coach will play his trade at the home of rivals Atletico next season in the Spanish second division.The 23-year-old midfielder will be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu this summer to sign for Rayo as hopes get his career on the right track.Enzo joined the youth structure at Real in 2004 as a nine-year-old, he featured regularly for the Real Madrid C and B sides.He’s yet to make appearance in the La Liga for the first team but has featured for the senior side in the Copa Del Rey.Zinedine Zidane will be back to action soon according to his son Marko Vrakela – November 30, 2018 After staying put for about six months, Zinedine Zidane could soon return to action according to his son EnzoThe legendary Frenchman left Real Madrid…“After several weeks of talks and despite having numerous offers from other teams in Spain, Enzo has joined with Rayo Majadahonda for our club’s first season in professional football.” A statement on Majadahonda’s website read.“It is an indication of the direction we’re heading in as a sporting club in the world of football.”“We’ve made great efforts to bring the player here on a season-long loan but the intervention of first-team coach Antonio Iriondo has been decisive in convincing the player of the importance he’ll have with us.”Majadahonda have risen to the ranks of the Segunda A division for the first time in their history. The club based just outside of Madrid will play their football at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after they reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid.last_img read more