Five-star defensive end prospect Micah Parsons (left) poses for a photo with former Ohio State running back Eddie George (right) at the set of College GameDay on Sept. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State self-reported NCAA violations that occurred during five-star class of 2018 prospect Micah Parsons‘ official visit to campus Sept. 9. Those violations resulted in the football program self-imposing a stoppage to the recruitment of Parsons and ruled him ineligible.Terrence Parsons, Micah’s father, says there is more to the story. In fact, Terrence Parsons said he believes Ohio State ended its recruitment of his son because of a tweet Micah sent at 11:38 p.m. after the Oklahoma game, in which he said he would consider making a quarterback change from J.T. Barrett to Dwayne Haskins.The tweet immediately drew widespread criticism, with many questioning the appropriateness of a recruit — especially one amid his official visit — calling for a personnel change. He apologized the next day. “After the visit, you know, the next day everything seemed strange because our itinerary said we’re supposed to meet with Urban Meyer at the end of our visit,” Terrence Parsons said. “But that never happened. So when that didn’t happen, I was like, I told his mom, I said, ‘Yeah, I don’t think they want our son no more.’”Terrence Parsons said neither he nor his wife have had contact with anyone from Ohio State since arriving back home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 10 — except for a brief exchange with head coach Urban Meyer. “I texted them on the 10th, saying thank you and everything. [Defensive line coach] Larry Johnson, he briefly responded. Urban Meyer didn’t respond until that Friday, then he didn’t see my message and said ‘Can I talk later?’ I said, ‘Yeah, what’s good?’ He said, ‘Noon.’ I hit him back around noon. There was no reply or answer and that’s it.” Terrence Parsons said he is not sure whether Micah has had contact with the coaching staff or university. On Sept. 19, Land of 10 reported Micah talked with Meyer.Ohio State self-reported the violations to the NCAA on Sept. 26. But Terrence Parsons said he was never notified by Ohio State of the violations.“We just want to know, if it was a violation and you realized that on the 26th, whether it hit the paper or not, you could at least let us know,” he said.Terrence Parsons said neither he nor Micah knew it would be a violation to go to College GameDay and meet analysts including Kirk Herbstreit. Prospective prospects are not able to have contact with members of the media associated with former student-athletes, and members of the media are not allowed to be present during an institution’s recruiting contact with a prospect, according to the records.“Had we known, no, we wouldn’t have went up on stage,” he said.Terrence Parsons also questioned the accuracy of what Ohio State said in its self-reported violation. The university wrote that Micah Parsons was brought to the set of College GameDay by football recruiting assistant Ed Terwilliger because his parents “requested that Terwilliger stop the tour to take a look” since “the prospect’s parents had never seen College GameDay.” Terrence Parsons called that “a lie,” saying the Parsons were nearby the GameDay set before an Ohio State game in 2016 — the family visited for both the Nebraska and Michigan game; GameDay was on site for the game against the Wolverines. He also said once they arrived at the set, they were fine to record the show on their phones from below and did not ask to come on stage, but were invited.Ohio State did not respond to a request for comment about Terrence Parsons’ claims.Five-star prospect Micah Parsons (wearing an Ohio State shirt) poses for a photo with former Ohio State running back Eddie George on from the set of College GameDay on Sept. 9. Football recruiting assistant Ed Terwilliger can be seen in a red shirt to the right of George. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorPhotos also show a potential inconsistency in Ohio State’s account of Micah Parsons’ visit. When the Parsons family came by the set, Ohio State wrote in its NCAA self-violation report, “Terwilliger stayed at the bottom of the stairs as Herbstreit brought the prospect and his father on stage.” However, photos taken that day seem to show Terwilliger, wearing a red polo and khakis, on stage, standing behind Micah Parsons while the recruit took his picture with former Ohio State running back Eddie George. Ohio State also did not respond to a request for comment about this potential inconsistency. Micah Parsons was not the only player on a visit to tweet his thoughts about Ohio State’s quarterback situation. Five-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman tweeted, “OSU game this past weekend, they need to put in my bro [Haskins] and let him work,” two days after Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. Terrence Parsons said it was unfair for his son to be singled out. Ohio State has continued to recruit Carman.He said his son did not mean he wanted a permanent quarterback change, but wished Haskins entered the game in the second half when the game was out of hand. Micah Parsons apologized for his tweet the morning after the Oklahoma game.On Monday morning, when Micah Parsons posted a video on Twitter naming his top-six schools, he included Ohio State. The defensive end will sign a letter of intent with a school on Wednesday.
The Citizens were able to turn their luck around and after being down 2-1 against Schalke, with one player sent off, they won 3-2 in the UCL.Pep Guardiola and Manchester City had a fantastic comeback tonight in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.The English Premier League club was down 2-1 in the second half while Nicolas Otamendi was sent off leaving them with one less player.But the Citizens showed a lot of confidence and were able to get the victory in the first leg of the series at Veltins Arena.You put us through it tonight, boys.But we love you for it! 💙#mancity pic.twitter.com/4n52xezWv4— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2019City had a great start, thanks to a magnificent goal by Sergio Aguero in the 18th minute thanks to an assist by David Silva.At the 33rd minute, Nicolas Otamendi handballed the ball in his own area and after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology was used, Schalke was awarded a penalty kick.Nabil Bentaleb converted the goal to tie things 1-1.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…And two minutes before the end of the first half, Fernandinho fouled Salif Sane in the area to give the Germans another penalty kick chance.Bentaleb converted from the spot once again to put things 2-1.In the second half things didn’t look good for Pep Guardiola and company, as Nicolas Otamendi received his second yellow card of the day and was sent off, leaving the Citizens with 10 men.Schalke didn’t take this opportunity to attack, wasting the few opportunities they had in front of the Manchester goal.But Leroy Sane scored in the 85th minute, while Raheem Sterling did the same five minutes later, to give the Citizens the 3-2 win in a fantastic night.FULL-TIME | A bonkers game! 😅We can only guess what the second leg will bring after that!🔵 2-3 💙#s04vcity ⚽️ #mancity pic.twitter.com/D3buqVBGdb— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2019
With crimes against women increasing, the need has been felt for every woman being able to possess the basic knowledge about self-defence — and to meet this need, sports and fitness consultancy firm Endzone has announced free self-defence camps for women.The Capital has, of late, witnessed a number of crimes against women and the most recent was the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus 16 December, which shook the entire nation.According to Divyu Gupta, vice president of Endzone, knowing the techniques of self-defence helps build confidence among women. ‘Today, when women’s safety is at stake, we believe that it is time that maximum awareness about self-defence is created. Although we’ve been conducting classes for quite some time now, we feel that we must do more in order to reach out to as many women as possible,’ Gupta said.‘As an initiative, we are announcing free self-defence workshops in Delhi and NCR for girls and women of all age groups,’ he added. The workshops will be conducted in January and one can get the details from the website endzone.co.in.
A West Bengal based voluntary organization, “Tapsil Jati Adibasi Praktan Sainik Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra”, conducted a meeting of delegates from government agencies, companies, social enterprises, cultural organization and advisory organizations. It was inaugurated by the Chief Guest of the occasion Mamtaz Sanghamita, MP (Lok Sabha), Bardhhaman-Durgapur constituency. The delegates also included KK Mishra (Additional Director Rajya Sabha), Abhishek Gupta (Member of Hindi Salahkaar Samiti, PMO), Uma Kant Roy (PS to Ramnath Thakur), Ramanand (Programme Director), Rishikant Pandey (Project Director) and Ajay Kumar Mishra (Member of Advisor Committee). The event became more attractive and cheerful with film artist Bishwajit Chatterjee joining the same with his daughter Prima Chatterjee. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe main objective of the event was to share the progress towards the goal of the organization catering to serving the needs of the poor, neglected, downtrodden and disadvantaged groups for last 37 years with concerted efforts of 6500 volunteers. The event captured glimpses of some significant activities like rescue and relief during the recent flood in West Bengal, health check-up camps, blood donation camps, farmer’s training, orientation of fishermen, training programs for artisans and many others. It also displayed campaigns like ‘Safe Drive Save Life’, and ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign, led by the organization across 204 blocks in 18 districts of West Bengal.Valuable sharing from the Secretary, Soumen Koley motivated the staff members and guided them on plans, projects and activities in this year.
Rep. Glenn says local officials should put public interest first The House Energy Policy Committee today heard testimony on legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Glenn to prevent members of local planning commissions from voting on wind farm land leases for which they or their families would personally financially benefit.Glenn (R-Williams Township), who chairs the committee, said planning commissioners should always serve the public’s interest and members should recuse themselves from voting on issues were they could have personal financial benefits. People testifying today discussed the lengths wind power developers take to bypass local ordinances or opposition to their plans.“We heard very strong and emotional testimony from people who have witnessed local planning commissioners vote on issues that will financially benefit them or their families directly,” Glenn said.Under the bill, a planning commissioner will be required to disclose any conflict of interest in an energy project and will be disqualified from voting on the issue. Failure to recuse themselves from voting constitutes malfeasance in office, which is a misdemeanor.The committee continues to consider the legislation, which is House Bill 4968,##### Categories: Glenn News,News 27Feb Energy Policy panel continues to hear testimony on conflicts of interest in wind farm deals