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Ohio state mens basketball bags Big Ten honors

Sophomores ruled the day Monday for Ohio State men’s basketball as the Big Ten Conference announced its all-conference selections and awards. Buckeyes’ sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was a first-team Big Ten selection by the coaches and media while sophomore guard Aaron Craft was named Defensive Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas was named a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, and the media and coaches named senior guard William Buford to the second team. Sullinger, who averaged 17 points and nine rebounds per game, was a unanimous selection to the first team for a second consecutive year. Craft’s selection as the defensive player of the year is the first for OSU since 2007 and the fourth in the history of the program. Craft, who was also given a Big Ten Sportsmanship award, told the Big Ten Network that his defensive game benefitted from playing against his older brother as a child. “I couldn’t score on those guys,” Craft said. “I could frustrate them a lot on defense. I got in a couple fights with my brother and some of his friends. So it kind of started back then. Just growing up, (defense) is just something that I’ve enjoyed and I really like doing and understood that that is what is going to help the team the most.” Thomas and Buford both averaged 15 points and five rebounds per game. The Buckeyes (25-6, 13-5 Big Ten) jumped three spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll to the No. 7 spot. OSU defeated Michigan State, 72-70, Sunday on a last-second 2-point shot by Buford. With the win, OSU clinched a three-way tie for the conference’s regular season title with the Spartans and Michigan. Though it conceded an outright regular season conference title with the loss to the Buckeyes, the MSU program came away with some major Big Ten hardware Monday as possible consolation. Spartans senior forward Draymond Green claimed the Big Ten’s Player of the Year award, as well as a unanimous first-team honor from the coaches and media. MSU coach Tom Izzo was a unanimous Coach of the Year honoree. Other award winners include Michigan freshman guard Trey Burke who split Freshman of the Year honors with Indiana forward Cody Zeller. OSU will begin postseason play on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., as the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes will play the winner of Thursday’s Purdue-Nebraska opening-round game. OSU’s postseason will tip at about 9 p.m. read more

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The legacy left behind

first_imgSitaron ke Paas – Kalpana Chawla, a biographical play is being organised in the Capital by Art Karat and Arpana Trust. The play, directed and conceived by Sushma Seth,  is based on the life of  the astronaut Kalpana Chawla, her aspirations, her fearless spirit, and the exceptional qualities of perseverance. It brings forth the legacy she leaves behind after her death.  The play is produced by Sushma Aggarwal and Krisna Shroff. The script is written by Nigam Prakash, Prem Sarin and Seth herself. Seth has been organising production oriented drama workshops for the last 12 years. Her last play was Rabindranath Tagore’s Tasher Desh. Seth was awarded the Kalpana Chawla Award for Excellence in 2012 which inspired her to write and direct a play on Chawla’s life. When: Today Where: Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House Timing: 6.30 pmlast_img read more

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Doctors reconstruct vagina and uterus of 24yearold

first_imgKolkata: In a rare surgery the Diamond Harbour Government Medical College and Hospital (DHGMCH) successfully reconstructed vagina and uterus in a 24-year-old woman, who had a congenital anomaly characterised by the lack of development of the vagina and uterus.The hospital authorities claimed that this is for the first time such a complicated operation has been conducted by any government hospital in the state. The patient, a resident of Mograhat area in South 24-Parganas, got married to a youth from Joynagar around five years ago. As the she failed to conceive, the woman along with her husband visited the doctors at the DHGMCH four months ago. The doctors conducted a thorough investigation of the patient. Some clinical investigations were also performed on the patient. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAfter going through the reports the doctors found that the patient’s vagina and uterus did not develop properly which is a congenital problem. The patient told the doctors that she never had periods. The patient first visited the hospital around four months ago. After primary treatment, the patient went home but she was in touch with the hospital doctors since then. Recently, the doctors called up the patient and asked to get admitted for a surgery. The doctors also briefed the patient and her husband about congenital problem of the woman. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA team comprising senior doctors was constituted for the surgery. According to Dr Samadrita Chakraborty, the head of the gynecology department of the hospital, Laparoscopic Vaginoplasty through Davydov procedure was adopted during the surgery. The patient’s vagina and uterus was reconstructed after a long operation. Dr Chakraborty was assisted with other doctors, including Prof Dr Manas Saha and Dr Nita Roy. The doctors said the patient would not be able to conceive and hence the couple will have to go for surrogacy or adoption. However, the couple would not face any difficulties while indulging in sexual intercourse, doctors said. According to the doctors, the vagina and uterus were successfully reconstructed in the patient. The surgery was complicated and risky. The treatment of this condition consists in the creation of a neovagina, allowing sexual intercourse, the doctors said.last_img read more

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Rep Reilly shares complete voting record

first_img State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township is offering a measurable track record of results by posting each of his votes on a single web page along with an explanation for each vote.This is a unique effort among state legislators. While all votes are public, few take the time to assemble all their votes in one place and provide a reason for every vote.“I stand by my voting record, and I strongly believe it’s important for constituents to see exactly how I represent them on the legislative questions put before me,” Rep. Reilly said. “I hope people find it informative as a snapshot of the work the House of Representatives is doing.”Residents can go to and click the “Vote Explanations” button to see a list of bills, vote date, how Rep. Reilly voted (yes or no) and a detailed reason for the vote. The website will be updated monthly when the House of Representatives is in session. For additional questions, please contact the office directly at 517-373-1798.##### 06Jul Rep. Reilly shares complete voting record Categories: Reilly Newslast_img read more