OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) celebrates with the bench in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in a shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorIt’s 9:31 p.m. on Friday and the Ohio State men’s hockey team is in overtime with Big Ten rival and 14th-ranked Penn State at the Schottenstein Center. Buckeye freshman forward Mason Jobst has just blocked a slapshot with his left leg with 2:42 remaining and is visibly in pain.In stereotypical hockey player fashion, Jobst doesn’t stay down. Although slow to get up, he musters all the strength he has left in him and frantically tries to help his teammates clear the puck out of the zone so he can get off of the ice.Fourteen seconds after blocking that shot, just as Jobst returns to the action, Penn State freshman forward Alec Marsh ends the game with his sixth goal of the season.Questions are immediately raised as to whether the leading scorer in the Buckeyes’ nine-man freshman class would return for Game 2 of the series the next night.Twenty-four hours later, Jobst dekes Nittany Lions’ junior goaltender Eamon McAdam out of his jockstrap on a breakaway and buries the fourth of his team’s five goals on the night in a 5-1 OSU win.For Jobst, the Big Ten’s second-leading freshman scorer with six goals and 14 assists, the path to success this season has come through the patience of sitting out most of his final year of junior hockey.The former captain of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, the top junior hockey league in the country, Jobst, who had already had both of his shoulders repaired, heard an all-too-familiar pop during a home game in October 2014.“I had a good summer working out and I was hoping to have a good year,” Jobst said. “I can’t really describe how deflating it was mentally that I had been through a full year of rehab and trying to take care of my body and for it to pop out again was devastating.”After speaking with his future coaches in Columbus, he determined that it was best to shut it down, have yet another surgery, and hope for an elusive healthy season next fall.However, the true captain and determined player that he is, Jobst battled back through rehab to rejoin his team for the Clark Cup Finals, where he contributed a goal and two assists, but his Lumberjacks were swept in three games by current teammate and classmate Dakota Joshua’s Sioux Falls Stampede.Jobst’s journey then continued to Ohio’s capital city to join coach Steve Rohlik’s Buckeyes.For Rohlik, he was not worried one bit about his somewhat injury-prone center. His recruitment of Jobst told him all that he needed to know about not just the type of player he was getting, but the type of person he is too.“First and foremost, I saw his competitiveness. Everybody would look at him and say that he’s not a very big kid in stature,” Rohlik said. “What we saw is a kid that competes all over the ice. He wants the puck. He’s not afraid to have the puck. He’s not afraid to go in tough areas. Sometimes guys get to the next level and they are afraid to make mistakes. Mason’s made mistakes, but he’s not afraid. Everyone that has coached him said, ‘Wow, you are going to get a heck of a player here.’”Jobst, who stands at 5-foot-7 and 159 pounds, has been exactly that through 22 games this season. Not only is he producing on the stat sheet, but in the faceoff circle as well, where he has emerged as the Buckeyes’ top faceoff man, winning 52.5 percent of his draws.His play has more than impressed the veteran leaders on the team.“He has the right to be confident out there,” said junior captain Nick Schilkey, who also plays at a height disadvantage at 5-foot-10. “Things are going the right way because he’s playing hard and he is a relentless forward out there and that is what we have to be as smaller guys. You have to pretend that you’re not 5-foot-8 and play like you’re six feet tall. The bounces are going his way and rightfully so.”After an 0-7 start and a 3-11 record heading into the winter break, Jobst and the Scarlet and Gray are starting to put things together.OSU is 4-2-2 since the second half started on Dec. 28, and three of those wins have come over top-15 ranked opponents. Jobst had seven points (three goals, four assists) in the 14 games he played in the first half of the season. In the seven games he has played in during the second half, his play mirrors that of his team’s, as he has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists). He also recently garnered the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week after a seven-point weekend against rival and sixth-ranked Michigan. “When we went down to Florida and had those two big wins (over then-No. 4 Boston College and then-No. 9 Cornell), I think that was a huge confidence booster for all of us,” Jobst said. “In the locker room, the whole attitude is just like, ‘Wow, we do have it.’”Time will tell if Jobst and the Buckeyes still “have it” this upcoming weekend as they get set to host Michigan State for a two-game series. Puck drop on Friday is slated for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann leading a team practice on Oct. 4, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentChris Holtmann watched his four commits in the 2018 recruiting class officially sign their letters of intent Wednesday, marking the passing of his first signing day as Ohio State’s head coach. The class features two four-stars — shooting guard Luther Muhammad and small forward Jaedon LeDee — as well as three-star prospects small forward Justin Ahrens and point guard Duane Washington. Wednesday was the first day of college basketball’s early signing period which ends Nov. 15. The regular signing period begins April 11 and ends May 16.Holtmann said it was an exciting moment to see the four players sign on the dotted lines and make their commitments to the Buckeyes official. “We feel like is these four guys bring a level of a skillset that’s important, some skills that we were looking for improving in some areas, shooting being one of the them and ball-handling and obviously guard play,” Holtmann said.The class is regarded as the 17th-best nationally and the sixth-best in the Big Ten.While none of the four have set foot on the court in an Ohio State jersey just yet, Holtmann has begun to see where each player fits in on the team. He said he can see each of the four players occupying multiple positions, and believes no one in the class is limited to just one position.In Washington and Muhammad, Holtmann sees a pair of players who could best be described as “playmaking guards” rather than being limited to either a shooting or point guard. He said the duo both bring unique skillsets to the table, and that he envisions them complementing one another and playing together well on the court. “Duane is a prolific shooter, he is a very capable shooter. He’s high level when it comes to that and he can make plays with the ball in his hands and he can facilitate for others,” Holtmann said. “Luther can as well. Luther is a paint-touch guy, but he can also make 3s and he brings an edge and a competitiveness in how he plays on both ends. I really think they’re going to complement each other well.”As for LeDee, the highest-rated forward in the class, Holtmann believes he could step up and be one of the better offensive forwards on the team. He said LeDee can play both as a small and power forward offensively, but admitted the recruit needs to improve on his defensive ability.“He’s a prolific rebounder, but I think he’s going to have to continue to grow in the area of being versatile defensively,” Holtmann said. “And that’s what’s I’m continuing to challenge him with. But I do think offensively he can play multiple positions and when we play two forwards and we don’t necessarily play a tradition post because that’ll happen at times.”Having just joined the Buckeyes in June, Holtmann did not have a lot of time to scramble together a recruiting class for the 2018 season. Before he had a chance to get out and recruit prospects, he said he first needed to finish compiling his staff and get his bearings. Given the minimized time window to bring in recruits, Holtmann said there was a sense of urgency on his staff to make up for lost time.“There’s no question there was an urgency to it,” Holtmann said. “That took a couple weeks really to figure out where our roster was, where it was going to be potentially moving forward. What our needs were without really, you know I hadn’t watched us play. So I didn’t have a great familiarity.”Though the staff got off to a late start on the recruiting trail, the urgency by the coaches paid off towards the end of September. All four recruits committed to the Buckeyes during the same week, with LeDee committing on Sept. 19, Washington on Sept. 20, Muhammad on Sept. 22 and Ahrens on Sept. 24.Holtmann said the ability to lock down all four players over such a short timespan was the result of a staff conducting official visits and having already established relationships with some of the recruits while the staff was at Butler helped the commitments roll in quickly.“Obviously you don’t anticipate a week like that, but as I said back a couple weeks ago and as I told my staff, let’s just keep doing what we’re doing and eventually there’s going to be dividends that are going to pay off because, as we were hearing things from families based on their visits or how they felt about us, I knew it was just a matter of time,” Holtmann said.For Ahrens, the process went a little bit slower than most of the other recruits. Ahrens had originally been an Ohio State commit under former head coach Thad Matta, but decommitted following Matta’s departure. But Holtmann and his staff had previously attempted to recruit Justin’s brother, Kyle, while Holtmann was at Butler and thus had established relationships with the Ahrens family. This, combined with Justin’s previously established interest in attending Ohio State, helped Holtmann re-secure the commitment.“Once I realized that his process was going to be a little bit slower, we said that’s great because it’ll give us a chance to understand why he committed and then looked to open it up and we got a great feel for that,” Holtmann said. “I always told him, ‘We should have a trophy up in my office for the head coach that saw you play the most in July. I would get it for sure.’”Holtmann still has one open scholarship available for the 2018 class. However, the new head coach is not yet rushing out to add anyone just yet. Just like Holtmann said each of the four he has already added were high priority targets, he wants to make sure anyone else the Buckeyes offer that spot to is going to be exactly the right guy for the team.“We will be aggressive and maybe add one more freshman, but we may not, too,” Holtmann said. “Right now … we’re recruiting a couple, but we want to be patient and we want to make sure it’s the right one.”
Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder runs out of the tunnel prior to his match in the the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorKyle Snyder fell just shy of claiming the Best Male Athlete in The Lantern’s 2017 Best of OSU poll.Just like he always does, Snyder bounced back with a win, claiming the 2018 crown for Best Male Athlete ahead of former quarterback J.T. Barrett, who received the honor last year. Passing up an opportunity to receive what head coach Tom Ryan said was $250,000 to $300,000 worth of endorsements, Snyder returned to Ohio State. In Snyder’s final season at Ohio State, the Olympic gold medalist won his third individual national championship, defeating Michigan senior Adam Coon in the finals in Cleveland.The 225-pound Snyder suffered his first collegiate loss since his sophomore season to Coon earlier in the year, but beat the 6-foot-5, 285-pound wrestler in both the Big Ten championship and the NCAA championship. Ohio State finished second behind Penn State in the race for a team title.Snyder took home his fourth All-American honors in 2018. He joined Bo Jordan and Nathan Tomasello to become the first trio of teammates all to be named four-time All-Americans in the same season.He found plenty of success on the international stage as well. In August, Snyder squared off against Russia’s Abdulrashid Sadulaev, a two-time world champion, in the World Finals and took down the renowned heavyweight 6-5 to deliver a world team title to Team USA, its first in 22 years.Leaving Ohio State, Snyder is the only American to record three national championships, an Olympic gold medal and a pair of world titles. He now will pursue wrestling on the international stage full time. Runner-up: J.T. Barrett, football
KUSI Newsroom National Park Service kicks off National Park Week with entrance fees waived today KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If you’re looking for something to do visit a National Park. The National Park Service will kick off National Park Week by waiving all entrance fees today.Other fees may still be in place, such as camping, transportation and special tours.National Park Week runs today through the 28th.For more information: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm April 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 20, 2019
Categories: Rendon News,Rendon Photos Rep. Rendon helps work on bills to prioritize public safetyGov. Rick Snyder this week signed legislation exempting firearms records from the Freedom of Information Act, an effort state Rep. Bruce Rendon helped co-sponsor to protect the privacy of firearms owners.“There have been instances in other states where gun ownership information has been used to locate citizens with legal firearms, putting them and their neighbors at risk of harassment,” said Rendon, R-Lake City. “People who are following the laws to practice their Second Amendment rights should not be subjected to unwarranted intrusions into their privacy.”Under the new laws, police and other law enforcement agencies retain full access to firearms records for their official duties. 25Jun New laws protect gun owner privacy
The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 177 gold and zero silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Monday. The biggest short/issuer was Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia—and the biggest long/stopper was HSBC USA with 117 contracts. Barclays was a distant second with 45 contracts stopped. The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. Looking at the CME’s preliminary volume and open interest data for yesterday, which was posted in the wee hours of this morning EST, I figure that February’s gold open interest [once Friday’s and Monday’s already-posted deliveries are made] will be down to well under a thousand contracts. There are 2 silver contracts showing as still open in February. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday, but an authorized participant withdrew 1,443,066 troy ounces of silver from SLV. Based on the price action over the last five days or so, I doubt very much that this was plain vanilla liquidation. Ted Butler may feel differently about it—and if he does, I’ll let you know. Joshua Gibbons, the “Guru of the SLV Bar List” updated his website with the current data from SLV—and this is what he had to say: “Analysis of the 05 February 2014 bar list, and comparison to the previous week’s list—2,116,608.7 troy ounces were added (all to Brinks London), 140,974.1 oz. were removed (all from Brinks London), and no bars had a serial number change. The bars added were from: Kazakhmys (0.8M oz), Russian State Refineries (0.6M oz), KGHM (0.3M oz), and 7 others. The bars removed were from: Handy Harman (0.1M oz), Asarco (29,185 oz), and Degussa (12,6290 oz). As of the time that the bar list was produced, it was overallocated 458.5oz. All daily changes are reflected on the bar list” The link to Joshua’s website is here. The U.S. Mint had a small sales report yesterday. They sold 2,000 ounces of gold eagles—and 300,000 silver eagles. Over at the Comex-approved depositories in gold on Wednesday, they reported receiving a tiny 600 troy ounces, but shipped out 40,395 troy ounces. The withdrawals all came from Scotia Mocatta’s vault—and the link to that activity is here. As is almost always the case, there was far more in/out activity in silver. They reported receiving 899,254 troy ounces—and shipped out 813,305 troy ounces. JPMorgan took in a bunch—and there was a lot of in/out activity at Scotia Mocatta. The link to that ‘action’ is here. I don’t have a lot of stories today, which suits me just fine—and I hope you see some that are worth reading. The common denominator between HFT up and down moves is that they are both primarily intended to instigate a reaction from the technical funds. No matter the direction of the sudden move, the induced buying or selling by the technical funds comes mostly after the price move. That’s the manipulative feature of HFT moves – the commercials move the price first and then the technical fund buying or selling comes in. Down moves are intended to get the technical funds to sell—and Wednesday’s up move looks designed to have caused the technical funds to buy. The problem is that this has nothing to do with legitimate price discovery; it’s all about tricking technical funds into and out of futures positions. Combined with JPMorgan’s unnatural market shares in COMEX gold and silver, as well as the obscenely large market shares held by the bank on the OTC gold and silver markets (60%), miners and investors are still confronted with pricing they have no participation in, or that is determined by supply/demand fundamentals. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 05 February 2014 Another day, another rally in London—and another engineered sell-off during the Comex trading session in New York. As I’ve said too many times in this space over the years—even Stevie Wonder could see this. Today, at 8:30 a.m. EST, we get the jobs report and, without doubt, we’ll have a “reaction” in both gold and silver. The only unknown is the direction and the magnitude. So we wait. Since today is Friday, we also get the latest Commitment of Traders Report, along with the companion Bank Participation Report—the data for which is extracted directly from the COT Report. For this one day a month [the cut-off was the 1:30 p.m. Comex close on Tuesday] we get to see the short and long positions of all the banks in all four precious metals. With the exception of silver, the Comex futures positions in all four precious metals held by the non-U.S. banks, are basically irrelevant. As I keep saying, this price management scheme is 100% “Made in the U.S.A.”—with a little help from Canada’s Scotiabank in the silver market. Eye-balling the gold and silver charts over at the stockcharts.com Internet site just now, I’m not sure what the COT or BPR reports will show in both metals, but whatever the numbers do show, I’ll have all the information and charts in Saturday’s column. As I write this paragraph, the London open is 20 minutes away and, with the exception of silver, all the precious metals are hanging onto small gains. Volumes are pretty light, but not nearly as light as they were at this point on Tuesday morning. The dollar index is unchanged—and has hardly moved since it opened in New York yesterday evening. It’s been a bit more than two hours since I wrote the above paragraph—and there hasn’t been much change in the interim. Volumes are somewhat heavier, but not by a lot—and the dollar index still isn’t doing much. I await this morning’s job report with great interest. Enjoy your weekend, or what’s left of it—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. The gold stocks spiked up a bit at the open, but that didn’t last—and their low of the day came shortly before 11 a.m. EST. From there the stocks recovered nicely—and were back in the green shortly after noon in New York. But, for the third time this week, a mystery seller appeared—this time shortly after 1 p.m. EST—and sold the stocks down for a small loss on the day. Here’s what I said about this phenomenon in Wednesday’s column—“Then some thoughtful soul came along shortly before 3 p.m. EST and sold gold stocks right into the close—and the HUI finished on its low tick of the day, down 1.92%. You have to wonder who might do that—and why.” Why, indeed! This silver stocks followed a similar chart pattern to the gold stocks, including the same sell-off at the same time. However, Nick’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index managed to close up a smallish 0.52%. The platinum and palladium charts were the same—and they closed mixed. Here are the charts. The silver price action was the same—and the CME recorded their low and high as $19.83 and $20.18 in the March contract. Silver finished the trading day in New York at $19.945 spot, up 5 cents from Wednesday’s close. Once again the silver price got sold back below the $20 spot price mark. Net volume was 27,500 contracts. Even Stevie Wonder could see this There was little volume during the trading day on Thursday, but it was still obvious that the tiny rallies in all four precious metals were sold down by JPMorgan et al shortly after the Comex open. The gold price didn’t do much in Far East trading on their Thursday—and the low of the day, such as it was, came around 12:30 p.m. Hong Kong time. From there the price crawled higher, but picked up a bit of steam once the London a.m. gold fix was in at 10:30 GMT in London. Most of that gain disappeared by the Comex open, but then the gold price rallied until 8:50 a.m. in New York. Then the not-for-profit sellers showed up and had the price back in the box by the London p.m. gold fix. From there the gold price once again crawled higher into the 5:15 p.m. EST close. The low and high ticks, such as they were, were recorded by the CME Group at $1,252.50 and $1,267.50 in the April contract. Gold closed in New York at $1,267.50 spot, up 20 cents on the day. Net volume was only 90,000 contracts. Sponsor Advertisement The dollar index closed late on Wednesday afternoon in New York at 81.05—and then did nothing until shortly before 8 a.m. EST on Wednesday morning. It spiked up to its 81.18 high at the Comex open—and then plunged to its low of the day [80.74] around 9:20 a.m. an hour later From there it recovered back to 80.90 by 3 p.m. EST and proceeded to trade sideways into the close from that point. It closed at that level, down 15 basis points from Wednesday. 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