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Jon Robin Baitz to Write Feud’s Second Season About Princess Diana & Prince Charles

first_img View Comments Jon Robin Baitz(Photo: Steve Mack/Getty Images) The countdown to Feud season two has begun. Prior to the highly anticipated premiere of the FX series, Deadline reported that Tony-nominated playwright Jon Robin Baitz will work with creator Ryan Murphy on the second season, which will focus on Princess Diana and Prince Charles. No timeline yet on Feud season two, but season one of the anthological series begins on March 5. Tony winner Jessica Lange and Broadway alum Susan Sarandon will take on the roles of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in the inaugural season. Baitz’s Other Desert Cities was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. His other plays include The Substance of Fire, The Paris Letter, Ten Unknowns, Mizlansky/Zilinksy or Schmucks, A Fair Country, Three Hotels and The Film Society. He also adapted the book for the 2001 Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler. Baitz serves as the consulting producer on FX’s Katrina: American Crime Story and created the acclaimed ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.Feud’s first season explores Joan Crawford and Bette Davis’ tempestuous relationship while working on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Take a look at the \ trailer below, which also features tastes of Tony winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Hallivand and Tony nominees Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci as Robert Aldrich and Jack Warner, respectively. last_img read more

Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_img Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in Philadelphia today to highlight Pennsylvania’s significant progress and investments in education to reverse years of cuts and prepare students with the skills for a rewarding career in the 21st century economy.“My administration is laser-focused on improving education at all levels and investing in our schools and our children is my top priority,” said Governor Wolf. “We have fully restored education funding cut during the previous administration, ensured students are ready for college or to start their career, and provided unprecedented support for high-quality pre-k programs so young children can start developing strong reading skills needed for success in school and beyond.”This year, the governor secured $30 million for his first-of-its-kind workforce development initiative, PAsmart. Funded through competitive grants, PAsmart will help to increase classes in math, technology, science and information technology, as well as invest in skills training through expanded apprenticeships.“Not every child in Pennsylvania will go to a four-year college, but every child needs the skills to compete for a good job,” said Governor Wolf. “With PAsmart, we are investing in a well-educated, highly-trained and skilled workforce that is ready for the in-demand fields that new or expanding businesses need in Pennsylvania.”Over the past three years, the Wolf Administration has made significant investments in education from pre-kindergarten to college and career and technical education, including:Increased the number of children able to attend pre-kindergarten by 60 percent.Fully restored the one billion dollar education cut made in the previous administration that that led to teacher layoffs, larger class sizes, and program cuts.Enacted a fair funding formula that provides equitable, fair funding for all school districts.Established PAsmart, a first-of-its-kind $30 million workforce development initiative that invests $20 million in computer science and STEM education programs for k-12 students and $10 million to expand apprenticeships and industry partnerships.Established standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools, joining fewer than a dozen states to endorse such standards.Advanced Pennsylvania to third in the nation in the number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and made the commonwealth the fifth largest producer of STEM graduates.Increased high school graduation rate to 86.1 percent, placing Pennsylvania above the national average.Increased the number of career and technical education (CTE) students earning industry-recognized credentials by 32.2 percent and increased the number of credentials earned by students enrolled in CTE programs by 28.4 percent.Expanded enrollment in AP courses by 10 percent.Reduced the length of PSSA tests by 20 percent, condensed the exam timeframe from three weeks to two weeks and shifted it to later in the school year for students in grades three through eight.Created a task force to bring together officials, educators, parents, and students to talk to about ways to improve school safety and security.Since Governor Wolf took office in 2015, Pennsylvania has expanded state-funded preschool by $115 million, adding more than 9,600 slots in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, and an additional 1,300 in the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP). This year, funding increases will enable approximately 2,125 additional children to have access to high-quality early learning in Pre-K Counts and nearly 500 additional children through HSSAP. In total, more than 29,250 children will receive services through both programs. July 24, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania’s Economylast_img read more

Pardew’s warning to his players

first_img The Magpies have stalled in recent weeks with a run of three successive Barclays Premier League defeats seeing them lose touch with the top six. Pardew is already planning a summer recruitment drive after losing key midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain last month, and with question marks hanging over several members of his current squad and others out of contract, there is likely to be a significant number of departures. In the circumstances, the next three months could prove crucial for those men yet to nail down a first-team place, as well as those who have set their hearts on a trip to the World Cup finals in Brazil. Asked if some are playing for their futures – there has been speculation over the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan and loan signing Luuk de Jong, among others – Pardew said: “Yes, I think some are. “Others not so, but I am still looking for a level of performance and consistency that will maybe get them into a World Cup squad and make sure they are a regular next season at this football club.” For all that planning for the summer is under way, Pardew’s more immediate task is to arrest an alarming slump which has seen the club pick up just a single point from its last four games and concede 10 goals without reply in the last three. They will have a chance to arrest that slide when Aston Villa head for St James’ Park on Sunday with the Magpies having been marooned on 37 points since their 0-0 draw at Norwich on January 28. For all Newcastle enjoyed an encouraging first half of the campaign, Pardew’s first target – 40 points – is yet to be reached, and that is an issue he intends to resolve at the earliest possible opportunity after last season’s scramble for safety. He said: “I would like to really get that out of the way on Sunday and hopefully we can. I wouldn’t say we are very comfortable, but we are comfortable.” Pardew and his players were far from comfortable by the end of their last 90 minutes at St James’, when they left the pitch to a chorus of boos from what remained of the crowd after a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Tottenham. Alan Pardew has admitted some of his players will be playing for their futures at Newcastle in the remaining 12 games of the season. Press Association The manager and owner Mike Ashley have come in for concerted criticism for differing reasons since, and Pardew has left his players in little doubt as to what he expects of them from now on. He said: “I can accept defeat, I have no problem with that, but there are ways and means to get a defeat. “That wasn’t the way or the means to get a defeat at this football club and I won’t accept it. “I just thought it was important to remind players of the responsibility they have, no matter how comfortable we are in the league, that there’s a certain standard at this football club that we expect, and we didn’t reach that standard by any stretch of the imagination. “I made it plainly clear that I won’t stand for it. That will be reflected in the selection of the team, and hopefully in the result.” Striker Loic Remy returns to the Newcastle squad. The Frenchman is available after serving a three-match ban. Central defender Fabricio Coloccini (knee) and midfielder Cheick Tiote (hamstring) could also be available. Paul Lambert hopes to heap the pressure on Newcastle and capitalise on their recent woes at St James’ Park by continuing Aston Villa’s impressive away form this weekend. Pardew’s side have not won at home since Boxing Day and have conceded nine in their last three on Tyneside without reply. Villa meanwhile have collected 17 of their 28 points on the road and seem to relish playing away from home more than at Villa Park. Lambert hopes he can take advantage of those statistics when the two sides clash on Sunday. “I think the expectation levels will be on Newcastle with the crowd and the club that it is,” he said. “They’ve been beaten pretty heavily in their last few home games which isn’t like them, because they’ve been pretty consistent. “Alan’s done a great job there and it’ll be a tough game. But we also know that if you can get on the front foot the crowd might become edgy.” He added: “I think any club with a big fanbase, especially at home, they come expecting you to win and if things go against you you can hear the grumblings and the moans and such. “But you’ve got to be a big enough player to take the ball in any situation. You can never be frightened by it. It’s something you have to be able to live with and be able to handle that pressure. “Sometimes it can get to you. Some players can handle it but if it gets to you, it becomes tough.” Lambert has no new injury concerns. His squad came through a recent warm-weather training camp in Portugal well and he expects to have a largely fit squad at his disposal. last_img read more

Angels’ Andrew Heaney approves of new MLB drug policies

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter TEMPE, Ariz. — Andrew Heaney has seen at least one positive come from the tragedy that struck the Angels last year.As a reaction to the death of teammate Tyler Skaggs, Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to start testing for opioids this year. Skaggs died July 1 after overdosing on a mixture of opioids and alcohol in Texas.Heaney, one of Skaggs’ closest friends and also the Angels’ union representative, said he fully supports the change.“I like the way it’s structured where it’s not like you’re just gonna get suspended,” Heaney said. “You’re going to actually be put in a program where you get treatment, get help.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Matt Thaiss spent much of his winter in the Dominican Republic working on improving at third base, and then the Angels signed Anthony Rendon. Maddon said Thaiss will still get some work at third, although his focus will be at first. Thaiss said he believes the work at third has made him better at first. …Outfielder Jo Adell, the Angels’ top prospect, said he is unsure if the Angels will allow him to play for Team USA when it takes another shot at qualifying for the Olympics in late March. The qualifying tournament will be played March 22-26 at various spots in the Phoenix area. Adell played for Team USA in Japan in November, but the team failed to qualify for the Olympics. The Angels might not want Adell risking injury in international competition so close to the start of the season. …Relief pitcher Ty Buttrey said he is expecting to resume throwing by the end of this week. Buttrey has been shut down for the past four days because of a strained oblique. He is expected to be ready for Opening Day.center_img The loss of Skaggs was the most serious issue Heaney faced last season, all while dealing with the more mundane problems of injuries and his inconsistent performance.He came out of spring training with an elbow injury for the second consecutive season. Instead of missing just a couple weeks, as he did in 2018, he missed two months.Heaney said he changed his offseason routine to try to avoid that fate this year. He took less time off from throwing, and even when he wasn’t throwing he continued to do his arm-care exercises.“I know I’ve put in the work,” Heaney said. “I know I’ve done the right stuff. Ultimately it’s about surviving spring training and getting off to a good start. That’s been my bugaboo, getting out of spring healthy.”Heaney also tinkered with his delivery last season, at one point moving from the third-base side of the rubber to the first-base side. He had gone back and forth throughout his career. Now, he’s going to try pitching from the middle.“Splitting the difference,” he said. “When I’m in the middle, it gave me that feeling of the cross angle that I naturally have, but also the ability to keep myself on line.”He is hoping the conditioning and new position on the rubber can help him reach his potential. He was good in 2015 and for most of 2018, but in between those stretches he’s been injured and inconsistent.“I know what I’m capable of for long stretches,” he said. “It’s really hard when it’s off and on, off and on. Not only physically, but mentally. It’s tough.”BUCHTER’S CHANCELeft-handed reliever Ryan Buchter, who joined the Angels a day after agreeing to a minor-league deal, said he’s confident he can improve enough against right-handed hitters to be useful even with the new three-batter rule.Last year with the Oakland A’s, Buchter allowed lefties a .728 OPS and righties a .904 OPS, which may have been one of the reasons a pitcher with a career 2.86 ERA couldn’t get a major-league deal.“I can make an excuse and die off or I can adapt and try to get righties out,” Buchter said. “I think I can. I’ve done it in the past. Last year, I struggled with it, but my plan is to get hitters out whether they’re left-handed or right-handed.”For his career, the 33-year-old Buchter has been better, allowing righties a .701 OPS and lefties a .596 OPS.“I want to give him an opportunity vs. righties,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said. “I know he can get them out. He has in the past. He makes us better. He’s just a veteran pitcher with a tremendous history.”ALSOOutfielder Brian Goodwin was scheduled to have his arbitration hearing Tuesday, the first Angels player to go to a hearing since pitcher Jered Weaver in 2011. The ruling is expected on Wednesday. Goodwin was asking for $2.2 million and the Angels offered $1.85 million. …Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Players who fail tests for opioids will be entered into a treatment program, and only disciplined if they don’t abide by the treatment program.The second major change in the new drug program was to remove marijuana from the list of drugs of abuse.“I think it’s a good thing to allow guys to smoke weed,” Heaney said. “Everyone has a different view. Marijuana and CBD use is very beneficial to people.”Heaney said he believes allowing marijuana while testing for opioids is related.“People say (marijuana) is a gateway or whatever, I think it’s more like, ‘If you can’t do this, logically you’re going to jump to the next step,” Heaney said. “I don’t think that’s healthy for anybody.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

10 months agoBurton Albion boss Clough on reaching Cup final: Let’s be realistic

first_imgBurton Albion boss Clough on reaching Cup final: Let’s be realisticby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurton Albion boss Nigel Clough is keen to keep expectations in-check after reaching the Carabao Cup semis.Clough guided League One’s Burton into the last four with victory over Middlesbrough. Jake Hesketh, on-loan from Southampton, scored the Burton winner.Asked if they could make the final, the manager said: “Highly unlikely, when you look at the teams that are left in.”That’s just being realistic. It’s highly, highly unlikely, to be in with the teams that are left in.”We are going to enjoy this one tonight for a couple of days before we got to Luton on Saturday for as hard a game as there will be this season, and then we are going to park it and look forward to it in the New Year whenever it is, the two-legger.”We didn’t even bother looking. We are going to enjoy this one, certainly.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks but differences large

first_imgBEIJING — China sounded a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth, but the two sides face lengthy wrangling over technology and their future relationship.Talks were due to start Monday but there was no word from the American Embassy or China’s Ministry of Commerce on whether they were under way or details of their agenda.Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance has changed since a Dec. 1 agreement by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to postpone further increases.Envoys will have “positive and constructive discussions,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said on Friday.The American side is led by a deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, according to the U.S. government. The delegation includes agriculture, energy, commerce, treasury and State Department officials.The Chinese government gave no details of who would represent Beijing.The talks are going ahead despite tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on U.S. charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions against Iran.Trump imposed tariff increases of up to 25 per cent on $250 billion of Chinese imports over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing responded by imposing penalties on $110 billion of American goods, slowing customs clearance for U.S. companies and suspending issuing licenses in finance and other businesses.Washington, Europe and other trading partners complain Beijing’s tactics violate its market-opening obligations.The clash reflects American anxiety about China’s rise as a potential competitor in telecommunications and other technology. Trump wants Beijing to roll back initiatives like “Made in China 2025,” which calls for the state-led creation of global competitors in such fields as robotics and artificial intelligence. American officials worry those might erode U.S. industrial leadership.The ruling Communist Party is reluctant to give up initiatives it sees as a path to prosperity and global influence.China’s leaders have tried to defuse complaints by emphasizing its potential as an export market. Over the past year, they’ve promised to increase foreign access to their auto, finance and other industries.Some Chinese officials suggest the technology initiatives might be opened to foreign companies. But they have given no details, leaving it unclear whether that will satisfy Washington.Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day postponement of additional tariff increases to take effect Jan. 1. But economists say that is too little time to settle all the disputes that bedevil U.S.-Chinese relations. They say Beijing’s goal probably is to show enough progress to persuade Trump to extend his deadline.During that 90-day period, agreements “may not be reached until the last day,” said Tu Xinquan, director of the China Institute for World Trade Organization Studies at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.This week’s talks will focus on technical details before higher-level leaders “make hard political decisions,” Tu said.In the longer term, the final tariffs might “remain for several years,” Tu said. “I don’t think it will proceed that fast. It must take time.”Cooling economic growth in both countries is turning up the pressure to reach a settlement.Chinese growth fell to a post-global crisis low of 6.5 per cent in the quarter ending in September. Auto sales tumbled 16 per cent in November over a year earlier. Weak real estate sales are forcing developers to cut prices.The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.4 per cent in the third quarter, and unemployment is at a five-decade low. But surveys show consumer confidence is weakening because of concern that growth will slow this year.Beijing has tried in vain to recruit France, Germany, South Korea and other governments as allies against Trump. They criticize his tactics but echo U.S. complaints about Chinese industrial policy and market barriers.The European Union filed its own challenge in the World Trade Organization in June against Chinese rules that the 28-nation trade bloc said hamper the ability of foreign companies to protect and profit from their own technology.For their part, Chinese officials are unhappy with U.S. curbs on exports of “dual use” technology with possible military applications. They complain China’s companies are treated unfairly in national security reviews of proposed corporate acquisitions, though almost all deals are approved unchanged.Some manufacturers that serve the United States have shifted production to other countries to avoid Trump’s tariffs.UBS said Friday that 37 per cent of 200 manufacturers surveyed by the bank have shifted out of China over the past 12 months. The threat of U.S. tariff hikes was the “dominating factor” for nearly half, while others moved because of higher costs or tighter environmental regulation.“Most firms expect trade war to escalate,” the bank said.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Kareena joins Irrfan in Hindi Medium 2

first_imgMumbai: Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has joined actor Irrfan Khan in the sequel to Hindi Medium. A source close to the actor said: “She is playing the lead role in the film and might turn into cop mode for it.” It is also reported that the film’s sequel’s shoot will take place in London. Saket Chaudhary directorial Hindi Medium which released in 2017, starred Irrfan and Pakistani actor Saba Qamar in pivotal roles. The first part was based on India’s education system. On a happy note, the sequel will be Irrfan’s first project after he was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour in March last year. Apart from Hindi Medium 2, Kareena will next be seen in Takht in an elaborated cast and Good News alongside Akshay Kumar.last_img

How Many Digits Of Pi You Have To Have Memorized To Be

3.1415926535 3.141526 If you can get to the first 3 after the decimal point, you’re in the top 5 percent of pi memorizers. I asked the people who got that far to keep going, and most tapped out shortly after.The biggest drop came after “3.14,” as respondents who got that far made it to “3.141” only about 52 percent of the time.And that’s fine!NASA employees can probably get away with knowing only the first six digits after the decimal point. Also, we have calculators for when we need a few more digits, TI-89s for when those calculators are insufficient and Wolfram Alpha for when we reduce those calculators to a smoking, melted mess.Maybe after the highly anticipated apocalypse, the guys at the Large Hadron Collider will be happy to have that dude who memorized tens of thousands of pi digits around, but for now, he’s just got a weird hobby. Knowing pi is strictly a performative act, like people who readily volunteer their SAT score or high school completion percentage.But, uh, happy holidays. Today is Pi Day — the day each year, March 14, that follows the first three digits of pi (3.14). And this year’s Pi Day is a special one: Since — in the U.S. — the date is represented as 3/14/15, we have the first five digits of pi on the calendar.That’s news for some people. When it comes to how many digits of pi people know by heart, the majority only know 3.14. Which is fine! Unless you’re building a bridge, that’s the most you will really need to know.I asked SurveyMonkey Audience to put out a poll to see how far people could get reciting the infinite digits of pi. Of 941 respondents, 836 attempted to name the digits after the decimal point. This is how far they got: 3.173 3.1415919 3.14133 3.141592610 3.141592657 3.14159212 LEVEL OF PRECISIONPERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 3.1464 read more

Magnus Carlsen Is Again The World Chess Champion

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87654321abcdefgh The supercomputer analyzing the game quickly jumped to show the biggest advantage of the match thus far — nearly three pawns in Carlsen’s favor.“This is terrible,” said Robert Hess, a grandmaster commentating for Chess.com. “This is just losing.”Carlsen waited over nine minutes to make his 24th move, his clock dwindling to four minutes as he strained to find the winning line. He opted instead for one that liquified pieces in order to simplify the board and the grandmasters entered a rook-and-pawn endgame with Carlsen up a pawn. It appeared to be an endgame that Caruana could hold — another draw — but he fatally erred on his 37th move. He grabbed a white pawn, but lost a critical tempo. His pieces were now too slow to stop Carlsen’s advance. Carlsen’s two advancing pawns became unstoppable. Caruana resigned on the 55th move in the position below. Blood had been drawn at last! Caruana took back the white pieces for Game 2, sorely needing a win. The game began just as the controversially drawn Game 12 had, in the Sveshnikov Sicilian. Caruana played aggressively, pushing a pawn far up the board early on, and following it with an aggressively placed queen and knight. But he pressed too far on move 26, in the following position. He pushed his pawn another square, to c7. But that pawn could be captured, and Caruana’s queen was soon in dire trouble. He resigned two moves later.“The second game was very bad,” Caruana said later. “A real low point.”As Game 3 began, Caruana needed to win two consecutive games against the best in the world. Caruana abandoned his favorite opening with black, the Petroff, and the game began with another Sicilian opening — a major theme of the match, and one that could give chances for black.But Carlsen navigated the position nimbly, even opening up an advantage in the middlegame. Caruana continued to press — what choice did he have? — but his position collapsed. He resigned on the 51st move. After 15 games over nearly three weeks, this was the final position on the final board. White’s two queens are a fitting symbol of Carlsen’s dominant performance. Regardless of the lopsided tiebreakers, and regardless of (or, perhaps, because of) the 12 straight draws, it is safe to say that we have just witnessed a match between the two best chess players in the world.“I wouldn’t say it was easy,” Carlsen said. “It was only at the end that I was able to trick him,” he said of the first tiebreaker game. He added that he thought Caruana was his strongest challenger. (Sorry, Sergey.) And he defended his decision to offer that draw in Game 12. In hindsight, I suppose, it’s hard to argue with him.At the post-match press conference, Carlsen was asked about other grandmasters’ criticism of his draw offer in the final game of regulation. “They’re entitled to their stupid opinions,” he said. He went on to say that more emphasis should be placed on rapid and blitz games, rather than the lengthy “classical” ones that have traditionally been used to determine world champions. In classical chess, he said, Caruana has just as much right to call himself the best in the world.It was a mutual appreciation society after the close match. And a graceful Caruana’s opinion is now one probably universally shared: “I think the results show that he’s the strongest player in the world,” Caruana said. “I look forward to the opportunity to make another bid for the title.”If Caruana gets back to the world championship, Carlsen will be there waiting for him. 87654321abcdefgh read more

Charitable offseason keeps mens lacrosse team busy

In just two weekends of preseason action, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has done more than most teams do all season.Coach Nick Meyers has jump started preseason play with a “Thumbs Up,” two weekends full of fundraising for athletic scholarship funds near and dear to the Buckeyes’ hearts.The Buckeyes scrimmaged Johns Hopkins in a friendly rivalry game on Oct. 10 at Upper Arlington High School. Johns Hopkins is the top team in the country, and the game served as a reminder that the Buckeyes have a lot of work ahead of them.     More than $5,000 was raised for The Michael Robert Breschi Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is the largest memorial scholarship endowment in the Ohio State Department of Athletics. The scholarship commemorates the life of Michael Breschi, the son of former Ohio State lacrosse coach Joe Breschi.Michael passed away in an accident in March 2004 when he was just three years old. In the ten years Breschi coached men’s lacrosse, he shattered the record for most career wins with 81.    The 2009 recipient, defenseman Scott Foreman, accepted this honor at the team banquet. Foreman was second team All-Conference in 2008.        The Lindner Memorial Athletic Scholarship golf outing took place last weekend. The scholarship was created in honor of former Buckeye lacrosse player Dan Lindner’s wife, two young sons, and mother-in-law, who died in a car accident in 2006. “Every decade of our lacrosse program was represented at the outing. It was great for the team to see the tradition our program has created,” Meyers said.The Lindner Memorial Scholarship honor was given to junior midfielder Michael Pires. A British Columbia native, Pires has stepped into the leadership role the team has needed. On Saturday, the Buckeyes hosted an alumni lacrosse game in the Horseshoe. The team played with recent graduates for about an hour, while older alumni surrounded the field. The weekend concluded with the annual team banquet. In addition to the Michael Breschi and Linder Memorial honors, awards were announced for the most valuable players, unsung heroes, most improved and players who performed exemplary service for OSU.The banquet recognized the accomplishments of the 2009 team and solidified the goals of the 2010 season. The focus of the offseason will be strength training and teaching the team the fundamentals.“The guys have been hammering away and the energy level at this point is great,” Meyers said. “We are going to work on an individual level and focus on studying game films.” The Buckeyes have a close-knit team, but Meyers would like to see the group get tighter. “We are working on our core values and maintaining what makes our program so special,” Meyers said. Regular practice will begin in January, giving the team just six weeks before they face Duke in the first game of regular season play. read more