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90% Of Peaceful Farmers Not In Favour Of Continuance Of Agitation; Prudent Citizens Should Appreciate SC Order : BCI Chairman

90% Of Peaceful Farmers Not In Favour Of Continuance Of Agitation; Prudent Citizens Should Appreciate SC Order : BCI Chairman

Top Stories90% Of Peaceful Farmers Not In Favour Of Continuance Of Agitation; Prudent Citizens Should Appreciate SC Order : BCI Chairman LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Jan 2021 5:12 AMShare This – x”Everybody knows that 90% of the peace-loving farmers are not in favour of continuance of agitation, after the stay order of Supreme Court, but, persons with vested interests are trying to fulfil their own political ambition even at the cost of de-stablising the country,” claimed Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of Bar Council of India on Wednesday. Mishra stated that the Supreme…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Everybody knows that 90% of the peace-loving farmers are not in favour of continuance of agitation, after the stay order of Supreme Court, but, persons with vested interests are trying to fulfil their own political ambition even at the cost of de-stablising the country,” claimed Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of Bar Council of India on Wednesday. Mishra stated that the Supreme Court’s decision staying the implementation of the three farm laws is a historic step and the farmers should now suspend their agitation. However, he expressed that the irresponsible comments made by some politicians against the Supreme Court are bent upon to weaken our Institutions and Nation only for serving their own vested interests. He has thus urged the citizenry to break its silence and save the country from a potential turmoil. “The honest, sincere and sensible citizens should now come forward and convince the agitating farmers to suspend their agitation till the final Judgement of the Apex Court. We fail to understand as to why those who are making scandalous and contemptuous comments in media, did not appear before the court to put across their stand. For any law-abiding citizen, the only recourse available is to move the Supreme Court and request for modification of the order, if at all someone has any ground against the Constitution of the Committee. But, these so-called do not want the solution of the problem, rather their sole motive is to exploit the agitation and mislead the agitating farmers,” the letter read. The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of Three Farm Laws until further orders. It also constituted a Committee, that is expected to resolve the deadlock between Government and protesting farmers. Farm Laws Implementation Stayed, Committee Formed For Talks, MSP To Continue- Read Summary Of Supreme Court Directions Referring to this, Mishra said in his letter, “The prudent citizens of the country should appreciate the order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Farmers’ agitation. The step which our Apex Court has taken is a historic step and it is in the interest of the nation. The order of Supreme Court firstly aims at saving the lives of agitating farmers, the elderly people, women, children from the harsh cold and weather condition and Covid. The order has been passed in the background of death of elderly people, who lost their lives due to prolonged agitation and severe cold and by suicide.” Click Here To Download Statement Read StatementNext Story read more

HHS awards contract for H5N1 avian flu vaccine

HHS awards contract for H5N1 avian flu vaccine

first_imgSep 21, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – In a bid to limit the threat of an influenza pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding a contract to Aventis Pasteur Inc. to make 2 million doses of a vaccine for humans to protect against H5N1 avian influenza.”The vaccine that is being made is designed to match the H5N1 influenza virus that has killed 29 people in Thailand and Vietnam this year,” HHS officials said in a news release. “If a pandemic of avian influenza virus H5N1 occurred in humans, the new vaccine would be used to protect laboratory workers, public health personnel, and, if needed, the general public.”The H5N1 virus caused widespread poultry outbreaks in East Asia this year. Disease experts fear that if the virus infected humans or pigs already carrying a human flu virus, the viruses might combine to form a new strain that could spread easily from person to person. All of the 40 human cases of H5N1 infection this year are believed to have resulted from exposure to birds, not from person-to-person transmission.”This is an important step toward preparing our nation to respond to a pandemic influenza outbreak,” HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson stated in the news release. “The reemergence of the avian flu in Asia this year is another sign that we have to develop and produce vaccines against the threat of a pandemic flu. The United States is the first nation to undertake this preventive measure on this scale.”HHS and Aventis listed the amount of the vaccine contract as “nearly $13 million.”The virus used to develop the vaccine was isolated from a human case-patient in Asia this year, according to Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, director of the National Vaccine Program in Thompson’s office. The vaccine involves a weakened form of the virus that triggers an immune response but does not cause disease, he told CIDRAP News.Gellin said the contract is being awarded now so that Aventis Pasteur can make the vaccine during the lull between production periods for the regular annual flu vaccine. “We’re taking advantage of the off-season of production of flu vaccine,” he said. The season for preparing and producing regular flu vaccine, which has to be made each year to match circulating strains, runs from January to September, he noted.”Basically they’re making this the same way they would make any component of the annual vaccine,” Gellin said.Gellin said the dose size for the H5N1 vaccine has not yet been determined. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing pilot lots of the vaccine for use in clinical trials that will start later this year or early next year, he explained. “The results [of the trials] will tell us how to formulate the bulk vaccine that’s being manufactured now,” he said.Since the H5N1 virus might have to change before it could trigger a pandemic, Gellin acknowledged that there’s no guarantee that the new vaccine would be effective against a pandemic strain. “There may be a need to have further refinement and have a different vaccine down the line,” he said. But he added that because the vaccine is based on a virus isolated from a recent human case-patient, it should offer the best possible defense at this point.Infectious disease expert Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, commented, “We don’t know if this vaccine will offer any protection, should there be additional changes in the virus. But I think this is a very prudent and appropriate step to take at this time, and it reflects the importance we all place on the possibility of a pandemic strain.” Osterholm, a longtime consultant to HHS, is director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site.Aventis Pasteur will produce and store the new vaccine at its facility in Swiftwater, Pa., according to a company news release. “The H5N1 vaccine will be manufactured from a seed virus provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),” part of the NIH, the statement said. “The seed virus is a weakened version of the wild type virus and was extensively tested prior to delivery to Aventis Pasteur.”The company said it signed an agreement with NIAID earlier this year to produce 8,000 doses of the H5N1 virus strain for use in the clinical trials.The HHS announcement noted that a pandemic flu virus results from a major, sudden shift in the virus’ structure that increases its ability to cause illness in a large share of the population. Most of the time, flu viruses evolve gradually, making it possible to keep up with them through minor modifications of vaccines.Today’s announcement comes less than a month after HHS released a draft plan for coping with a flu pandemic. The document, released Aug 26, warned that if a pandemic began today, the nation would not be ready with an effective vaccine or adequate supplies of antiviral drugs.The HHS announcement also comes little more than a month after the NIH awarded Chiron Corp., Emeryville, Calif., a contract to make an investigational vaccine based on an H9N2 strain of avian flu. That virus infected three people in Hong Kong in 1999 and 2003 and also has the potential to evolve into a form that could spark a pandemic, according to the NIH.Chiron will produce up to 40,000 doses of the H9N2 vaccine for clinical trials that the NIH plans to launch early in 2005.See also:Sep 21 HHS announcementhttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2004pres/20040921a.htmlAug 17 NIH news release on contract for H9N2 avian flu vaccinehttp://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2004/Pages/h9n2.aspxHHS pandemic influenza response and preparedness plan (released Aug 26)http://www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/last_img read more

Boeheim passes Bob Knight for 2nd on all-time wins list with 903rd career victory

Boeheim passes Bob Knight for 2nd on all-time wins list with 903rd career victory

first_img Related Stories Boeheim discusses reaching 903 winsGallery: Syracuse beats Rutgers 78-53, Boeheim earns 903rd career winOH, WHAT A KNIGHT: Syracuse surges past Rutgers with 21-0 1st-half run, Boeheim moves ahead of Bob Knight with 903rd career win Jim Boeheim watched Bob Knight roam the sidelines as an opposing head coach when Boeheim was merely a Syracuse assistant coach and Knight the head coach of Army.Four decades later, Boeheim stood at the podium after winning his 903rd career game, one more than “The General,” as Knight was known, won in his years at Army, Indiana and Texas Tech.“He’s always given a lot to the game and we’ve been friends over the years, I think,” Boeheim said. “Never quite sure with Coach Knight.”Boeheim said Knight wrote him a letter in 2003 when Boeheim won his first national championship. And while Boeheim is not one to put much stock in win totals and record books, he took a softer tone while discussing his recent milestones after Syracuse’s 78-53 win over Rutgers in the Carrier Dome Wednesday.Boeheim discounted what the number of wins one coach has means, but said he appreciated all of the kind words he has received from former players, colleagues and opponents. In less than a month, he became the third Division-I men’s basketball head coach to reach 900 wins, then passed the coach who did it first, Knight.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse head coach said he’s received congratulatory notes and calls from many people in the last few weeks, and some of the most notable were opponents he respects. Chris Mullin, who Boeheim discussed as being perhaps the best player in Big East history, and Butler head coach Brad Stevens have both congratulated Boeheim.Stevens thanked Boeheim for his contributions to the game in addition to congratulating him on his win.“If a young coach thinks that, then I’m really happy,” said Boeheim, who lost to Stevens in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. “That meant a lot to me.”Brandon Triche, who has started every game he has played for Boeheim in the last three-plus years, did not downplay Boeheim’s milestone, but did not play it up as that important, either.“I think what would be more important is us winning a national championship,” Triche said. “I think he’d go off smoothly with that.” Comments Published on January 3, 2013 at 12:15 am Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Eureka alone in first after road win over Del Norte

Eureka alone in first after road win over Del Norte

first_imgCrescent City >> Although it may only count as one game in the standings, the ebb and flow of Thursday’s Big 5 baseball game between the Del Norte Warriors and Eureka Loggers at Del Norte High School seemed as though it was three games in one seven-inning span.When all was said and done, it was the Loggers who took over sole possession of the conference lead, overcoming a Warrior rally in the middle innings to come away with a 13-8 victory.“I looked at the wind when I got here [to Del Norte …last_img

Community child care workers ‘filling a huge gap’

Community child care workers ‘filling a huge gap’

first_img3 June 2014The Isibindi outreach programme, which deploys trained community-based child and youth care workers to provide support and protection to vulnerable children and families across South Africa, helped nearly 90 000 children in its first year of operation, says the Department of Social Development.The Isibindi (“courage”) programme, aimed at children affected by HIV/Aids and other socio-economic challenges, was conceptualised by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and rolled out for the first time in the 2013/14 financial year.Dlamini said on Monday that the model exists to ensure that orphaned and vulnerable children can enjoy a quality of life similar to children who grow up in a “normal” household.“We don’t want any children to be negatively affected by factors not of their own doing,” Dlamini said in a statement. “Our aim is to ensure that they have access to all the rights and privileges enjoyed by children whose parents are still alive or able to care for them. We want them to have food, access to education and health care, and all other basic needs.”Through the initiative, trained child and youth care workers are sent to identified households to help children with tasks such as preparing meals, completing their homework, getting ready for school and registering for social grants, and to give them advice, reassurance and comfort when they need it.The department said the positive effects of the programme could already be seen. “While orphaned and vulnerable children who received no care often dropped out of school or received low grades, 76% of children who received support from the Isibindi model passed their matric in 2013.”During the 2013/14 financial year, almost 3 000 child and youth care workers received training in order to be deployed in households where they were needed across the country. It is envisaged that 10 000 child and youth care workers will have been trained under the programme by 2017.To help them cope with the difficult conditions they often encounter in these households, the care workers receive individual and group counselling from clinical psychologists.South Africa is currently celebrating Child Protection Week, an annual campaign to promote the safety, well-being, care and protection of children.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

a month agoChelsea manager Lampard positive over Emerson, Christensen injuries

a month agoChelsea manager Lampard positive over Emerson, Christensen injuries

first_imgChelsea manager Lampard positive over Emerson, Christensen injuriesby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard is positive over injuries to Emerson and Andreas Christensen.Both players were substituted in the first-half on Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool.Speaking after the game, Lampard said: “Emerson is a similar injury to what he had, with a muscle. “When you do that it means you’ve come back too soon. That’s not a slight on Emerson, everyone wants to play this game, fair play. Those things shouldn’t happen.”Christensen is a bang on the knee which we will assess. The first thought is it’s not that bad.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

LeBron May Know Best About When The NewLook Cavs Have Gelled

LeBron May Know Best About When The NewLook Cavs Have Gelled

LeBron James predicted the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, featuring himself and new Cav Kevin Love, would take a while to hit their stride. (“A couple of months and maybe a few,” as he put it last month.) He appears to have been correct: After starting 19-20 — with enough ups and downs that at times some commentators prematurely declared the Cavs to have gelled — Cleveland has won eight straight games, including impressive victories against the Clippers, Bulls, Thunder and Trail Blazers.We’re pretty sure that when James made that prediction, he wasn’t running regressions on historical NBA data. That’s because we tried, and we couldn’t find much evidence to back up the conventional wisdom.It makes sense that teams with lots of new players in major roles would get better during the season, as the new teammates get used to playing with one another. There just isn’t much statistical evidence to back up that theory — partly because it’s unusual for a team as good as Cleveland to rely so heavily on new arrivals.To study whether teams like Cleveland gel later in the season than more stable clubs like San Antonio, we looked at the fate of 939 older teams — those that played 82-game seasons back to 1978. To estimate how much of their contribution they were getting from newbies, we divided the total wins above replacement (WAR) of new players by the team total, omitting players who were below replacement value. Then we divided up the first 80 games of each season into 10 eight-game buckets — omitting the last two games because some teams rest starters — and checked how each team did, in each bucket, based on their opponent-adjusted point differential.There wasn’t a meaningful pattern. For instance, teams that peaked earliest, in the first eight games of the season, got an average of 20 percent of their WAR from new players. Teams that peaked in the middle of the season got an average of a little over 25 percent of WAR. But then teams that peaked between Game 49 and Game 80 averaged a contribution of about 21 percent of WAR from newbies.Part of the problem we had is that there haven’t been many teams that relied on new players as much as the Cavs do. They’ve gotten 63 percent of their WAR from new guys. That’s more than all but 48 teams in our data set — a group that doesn’t include James’s first Miami team, which got 57 percent of WAR from new players (the Heat peaked between Games 17 and 24). And most of those teams were lousy clubs, presumably rebuilding with rookies and cheap castoffs. Their average Pythagorean winning percentage was 36.3 percent.We nonetheless zoomed in on teams similar to Cleveland and found there is a small pattern of playing worse early and better at midseason, which fits the conventional wisdom. But it’s likely just noise. The only statistically significant difference was for the final 10-game chunk we studied, in which teams like the Cavs did a lot worse than average — which runs counter to the conventional wisdom of gelling and improving with time playing together.The lesson seems to be that a team starring James, Love and Kyrie Irving playing together for the first time might really need some time to gel, but there aren’t enough teams like the 2014-15 Cavaliers to say that their experience is typical. (One other possible reason it’s hard to detect much of a relationship: Some teams — like the Cavs — get new contributors at the start of the season, while others start playing rookies and midseason trade acquisitions late in seasons that are lost causes.)As is often the case in sports analysis, we have to trade off precision for sample size, and in this case the sample of teams like the Cavs is too small for the stats to beat the intuitive prediction of James. read more

Ohio State athletics selfreported nearly double violations compared to others in Big

Ohio State athletics selfreported nearly double violations compared to others in Big

The Ohio State athletic department self-reported 24 minor violations in the latter half of 2013, about double the amount reported by any of five other Big Ten schools.The Lantern requested all self-reported NCAA violations occurring from June to December 2013 for every Big Ten school except Northwestern, March 16. As of Monday, records were received from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota.Northwestern is a private university and is not required to provide public records.Representatives from Michigan, Indiana and Iowa acknowledged and were still processing The Lantern’s request as of Monday. Penn State representatives did not respond to multiple emails requesting the records. Nebraska denied the release of records.“Such records are not subject to disclosure under the Nebraska public records statutes, and therefore, will not be provided to you,” John Wiltse, acting records director for the University of Nebraska said in an emailed statement.Of the records received, the vast majority — totaling 22 violations — were for impermissible contact to prospective student athletes and/or prospective athletes’ parents by an athletic department staff member. BenefitsAside from communicating with prospective student-athletes, there were eight reports of NCAA violations related to athletes receiving impermissible benefits. OSU did not report any violations involving impermissible benefits during the final six months of 2013.At Wisconsin, four incoming freshmen men’s and women’s golf student-athletes participated in a free round of golf before classes began, thus they were still considered potential student-athletes.Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota each reported two violations related to benefits.An Illinois women’s tennis coach provided a prospective athlete with a personalized cookie cake who then tweeted a picture of it resulting in a reported violation.Also at Illinois, a university employed tutor loaned a book to a non-scholarship football student-athlete.Purdue reported an incident in which a student-athlete shipped personal belongings using a university-expensed FedEx account and a second where the university paid for lodging for the parents of a prospective student-athlete before the athlete’s official visit.A Minnesota men’s golf coach bought a meal for a club coach and a women’s golf coach gave a prospective athlete’s father a shirt during a visit. However, the father sent payment for the shirt the following day.Michigan State reported one benefits violation where a high school coach received more than two complimentary admissions to a home athletics event.Though OSU did report any improper benefits in the second half of 2013, the university is familiar with this type of violation.OSU created an Office of Compliance in February 2012 following the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal, which led to the resignation of football coach Jim Tressel, the departure of former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor and a list of NCAA sanctions which included a one-year bowl ban and vacated all wins from the 2010 season.On Dec. 23, 2010, the NCAA suspended Pryor, running back Dan Herron, receiver DeVier Posey, offensive tackle Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas – all of whom played for the Buckeyes at the time – for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits from Eddie Rife, owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. Linebacker Jordan Whiting also received a one-game ban. Text messagesIn addition to phone calls, 10 reported violations from the five other schools in the conference were for text messages, compared to one for OSU.A women’s volleyball coach reportedly replied to a text message from a prospective student-athlete, mistakenly thinking the message was an email.Wisconsin and Purdue each reported one impermissible text message, while Minnesota and Illinois each reported two, and Michigan State reported three. VisitsNine violations were reported in relation to prospective student-athletes’ official visits. Purdue reported one. Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and OSU each reported two violations.Illinois, Michigan State and OSU reported visits with prospective student-athletes that were made public through social media, in violation of NCAA policy.Don Gerard, the mayor of Champaign, Illinois, and a facilities manager at the university, tweeted about a men’s basketball recruit visit.Members of the OSU synchronized swimming team posted photos of a prospective student-athlete they were hosting on Facebook and Instagram that a coach also commented on.In addition, Purdue and OSU both hosted potential athletes on official visits before those students were registered either with the NCAA Eligibility Center or the university’s institutional request list. Email and social mediaIn the way of digital communication, OSU, Illinois and Wisconsin each reported one email correspondence in violation of NCAA policy.Minnesota also reported two incidents of coaches reaching out to prospective athletes on Facebook prior to the allowed date for communication to be made.Similarly, OSU reported a women’s golf coach accepting a Facebook friend request from a 2016 prospective student-athlete before the permissible date for such communication. MailOSU reported two impermissible mailings sent to prospective student-athletes while Minnesota reported one.An OSU men’s volleyball coach sent letters to two prospective athletes that promised them athletic-related financial aid before they were high school seniors and a field hockey coach “inadvertently” sent recruiting materials to a 2016 prospective student-athlete.Minnesota marketing sent impermissible recruiting material to a potential student-athlete. Phone callsThere were 11 total reported violations for impermissible phone calls, six of which were reported by OSU.The OSU Compliance Office determined there were multiple phone calls by football team staff members to prospective student-athletes and/or their parents. The report says they were the result of inadvertent “pocket dials.”OSU’s women’s soccer, wrestling, women’s lacrosse, field hockey and women’s volleyball teams all reported at least one occurrence of an impermissible phone call to a prospective student-athlete.Minnesota reported two events of impermissible phone calls to prospective student-athletes and Illinois reported one which was an accident.Michigan State reported two impermissible phone calls, one for an assistant women’s track and field coach who exceeded the number of permissible phone calls to a prospective student athlete.A Michigan State assistant coach also placed an impermissible call to a prospective student-athlete. Other ViolationsThe Minnesota Office of Student Finance did not have squad lists signed and on file prior to the first competition for women’s tennis, women’s golf and men’s golf.A Wisconsin assistant coach posted a link on an online wrestling forum to an article stating that a potential student-athlete made a verbal commitment to the university.A member of the OSU football coaching staff reportedly used smokeless tobacco product during a game, violating NCAA bylaws.Michigan State reported a violation after a news article involving a prospective student athlete were posted to Michigan State’s Pinterest page. EligibilityWisconsin reported two violations in relation to players’ eligibility while Illinois and OSU each reported one.Two incoming prospective OSU student-athletes, one in men’s soccer and the other in women’s volleyball, participated in voluntary workouts conducted by an OSU strength coach while not enrolled at the university.An Illinois football player competed in the first five games of the season while not eligible because he didn’t have the necessary percent of degree completed to meet requirements.A football player and a member of the men’s basketball team at Wisconsin each competed while enrolled in less than 12 credit hours. At Wisconsin, a member of the women’s swimming team practiced with the team more than 45 days after she did not have certification of amateur status. read more

Frank Epitropoulos leaves Ohio State football program

Frank Epitropoulos leaves Ohio State football program

As Ohio State’s 2014 training camp continues, one Buckeye’s career has ended.Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos, an Upper Arlington, Ohio, native, has decided to end his time with the OSU football team to focus on his pre-medical/dental academic program, according to an OSU press release.In the release, Epitropoulos expressed his gratitude before explaining his decision to leave the team.“I want to thank my teammates and coaching staff for all of their help and support. I wish them the best this season,” Epitropoulos said. “I love being an Ohio State Buckeye, but I am also competing to get into medical school and that is very important to me and my family. I am already in my third year at Ohio State and the process to begin applying to medical schools is not far off. After consulting with my family, I have therefore decided to end my athletic career so I can focus solely on academics.”Epitropoulos played in four games for the Buckeyes during his redshirt-freshman season in 2013.OSU also confirmed a couple of training camp injuries in its most recent release.Following a tweet from the linebacker yesterday, OSU confirmed that freshman linebacker Kyle Berger has torn his ACL and is set for surgery next week. In addition, OSU confirmed that freshman defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has a knee injury that will not require surgery.According to the release, both players are out indefinitely.OSU is set to continue training camp from the Ackerman Road fields throughout the remainder of this week. read more

Mens Soccer Buckeyes back home to battle South Florida

Mens Soccer Buckeyes back home to battle South Florida

Ohio State head coach Brian Maisonneuve speaks to the media during his introductory press conference on April 26, 2018. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is back on the pitch Friday to take on the University of South Florida at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeyes (1-3-0) will hope to bounce back after dropping two games last weekend at the Dayton Classic.“We’re still improving. It’s a long process, so [we’re] really trying to bounce back. I think we were unfortunate not to get at least one win this past weekend,” redshirt senior midfielder Brady Blackwell said. “We played pretty well overall, we just couldn’t put a goal away.”Head coach Brian Maisonneuve also cited a mix of concussions, injuries and sickness as things that his team is trying to overcome at this stage of the year.On the other hand, Maisonneuve said these injuries have given some of the younger players on the team a chance to step up.“The good news is some guys are getting some minutes that will definitely pay off down the road,” Maisonneuve said. “The hard part is we’ve had to shuffle a couple things around, which is part of the game, but, again, we got a pretty young team, so when we have to make those changes, there’s going to be some growing pains.”South Florida is winless on the year, but Ohio State must caution against taking the Bulls lightly. South Florida’s schedule has played a large role in the team’s record, opening the season with losses to Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Creighton.The Spartans are ranked third in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches Poll. Creighton was ranked 20th at the time of their match with South Florida, but have dropped out of the top 25 this week, while Michigan received votes for a top 25 ranking.“They’re the best 0-4 team I’ve ever seen in college soccer,” Maisonneuve said. “They’ve been in every game if not outplayed other teams, so they’re going to be the biggest challenge we’ve had so far this year, for sure.”Senior forward Tomasz Skublak tallied the only goal of the season thus far for the Bulls, scoring in their most recent match against Creighton.Junior goalkeeper Harrison Devenish-Meares, a native of Australia, has compiled a 1.50 goals against average through their first four matches.“They’re a good possession team, they’re very mature in what they do, physically they’re soccer strong, if that makes any sense, and they make good decisions,” Maisonneuve said.As far as assessing his own team, Maisonneuve stressed the feeling of improvement that he and his players have noticed.“Training’s are better, games are better, our shape is better, our decision making is better, so we’re definitely improving, and they definitely feel it coming,” Maisonneuve said.Ohio State will face South Florida at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more