Football Binjimen Victor takes his turn in the spotlight

Ohio State junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against Penn State on Sept. 29. Ohio State won 27-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWith a 26-14 deficit to overcome with eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Ohio State wide receivers knew they had a job to do. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins had trouble getting the ball downfield against the Penn State secondary, completing 15 of 29 pass attempts for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception through the first three quarters of the game. With a veteran group, the receivers did what their goal has been with the first-time quarterback all season: to have his back. With a 12-point deficit and no momentum, it was not a matter of when it would happen. As a group, they said they knew it would happen. It was a matter of who. That’s when Binjimen Victor came into the picture. Haskins trotted onto the field for the second drive of the second quarter, quickly recorded completions to two wide receivers, senior C.J. Saunders and junior Austin Mack. After an incompletion to Mack, Haskins saw something in the Penn State defense he had been preparing for. “I look back and if we got a certain pressure, which we did get that pressure, we were going to change the play and I look back and Coach [Ryan] Day said ‘Run it,’” Haskins said. “I see it coming and I don’t know what to do, so I snap the ball, I see it coming, I pulled up and I see Ben and I was like, ‘I have to make a play.’” Victor said he was running through the middle on a dig route and was not even the primary receiver on the play. The junior receiver had to look back to him to see if a play could be made. However, as the ball came to him, Victor felt as though his time had come. “I just had to make a play for my team,” Victor said. “I just felt I had to put it on my back.” Victor caught the overthrown ball in the air with a defender draped on his leg, trying to bring him down, The receiver shook him off and, according to Victor, all he saw was green grass, and took off. However, it wasn’t all green grass for Victor. With defenders coming after him in the open field, redshirt senior wide receivers Johnnie Dixon and Parris Campbell each picked a man and kept him away from their teammate. For Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, the combination of the catch and the block brought life back into the Ohio State sideline. “It gave the whole sideline hope,” Meyer said. “Defense gets the ball back to the offense, even though it’s way down deep in there and then one of the great drives in Ohio State history.”Victor scored on the 47-yard play, bringing Ohio State within one score halfway through the fourth quarter.The Buckeyes would eventually beat the No. 9 Nittany Lions 27-26, with Victor’s play standing out as the key moment in the comeback. Meyer said it was nothing new. The head coach called Victor a very good practice player, saying the junior has never really lived up to his potential, never really had his turn in the spotlight. For Haskins, these are the kinds of catches he and Victor practice on a daily basis. “He’s a freaky athlete,” Haskins said. “Every Sunday, we work on 2-minute drills and situations like that. He makes those catches every day, so this is the time to do it in the game and it really came up big.” Victor knew someone had to make a play. It came with many parts, but instead of him making the blocks, leading the way for another receiver’s highlight, it was his chance. “You know, when I got a chance, you only get a couple,” Victor said. “You just have to make it pay.” For Meyer, that play is not only game-altering, keeping Ohio State on the path it was initially scheduled to be on. He thinks Victor’s catch could be career changing. “That’s the biggest play of anybody’s career, that one,” Meyer said. read more

Shop for a cause

first_imgWondering what gift to pick up last minute for your near and dear ones? While you light those Diwali lamps, light up the lives of those not so privileged by heading to this Diwali bazaar. The Rotary delhi Midtown Diwali bazaar for a Cause has a host of gift items for all pockets. What’s more, the proceeds from the sale owing to the mall will go to the Rotary Club.   Shop for designer candles, diyas, pooja thalis, personalised gift packaging, ethnic apparel and accessories, chocolates, festive jewellery, home décor and furnishings and more. On sale are shimmering crystal curtains, bows and arrows, sterling silverware and silver-plated products like sculptural pieces in the form of Ganeshas, Shiva, Hanuman, Sai Baba, tea sets, trays, bowls, bar collection, salt and pepper dispenser sets, candle stands among others. So shop for a cause.DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketOn Till: 13 NovemberTimings: 10 am to 11 pmlast_img read more

South Eastern Railway to install CCTV cameras in order to prevent crimes

first_imgKolkata: In order to prevent crimes in railway areas and premises, South Eastern Railway has planned to install CCTV cameras at 33 stations from Nirbhaya Fund. This Nirbhaya Fund support has been initiated towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in railways by installing CCTV cameras for quick response system to create deterrence against crimes. An amount of Rs 7 crore have been sanctioned to install CCTV Cameras, covering 33 densely populated stations, mostly in Suburban section of Kharagpur Division, Bankura, Balasore and Hatia Stations. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsCamera surveillance will enhance safety at railway stations and railway places through video monitoring, facial recognition analytics and person tracking systems. This will also envisage re-development of the railway front to make it more women friendly. With these installations at crime prone stretches, stations and trains, RPF and GRP will easily maintain a strict vigil in criminal investigation, when required. Technical surveillance will assist the short-staffed force effectively. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed As many as 538 CCTV cameras have so far been installed in SER jurisdiction, covering four divisions, which are Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi, to strengthen the security at railway premises. The footages of these CCTV Cameras at platform and waiting areas are put on display inside the control rooms at stations, which are constantly monitored by trained RPF personnel.The station masters have also been given access to monitor CCTV camera footages as a part of surveillance being undertaken by South Eastern Railway. Besides, keeping a constant watch, the CCTV surveillance system helps in post incident crime investigations. South Eastern Railway aims to cover all major railway stations with CCTV surveillance system in a phased manner.last_img read more

Experience a spring fling

first_imgOrganised by Penguin Random House India in collaboration with the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre—Spring Fever brings together culture and literature to the Capital amidst some very cool names and lots of celebrations. Now in its 8th year, Spring Fever has featured many of the leading lights from the world of literature and the arts. And the list speakers for this year is as sparkling as always or,  a little more, with names like: Amitav Ghosh, Ruskin Bond, Ram Jethmalani,  Shobhaa Dé, Gulzar, Aarya Babbar, T N Ninan, Mihir Sharma, Raghav Bahl,  Shashi Tharoor, Gurcharan Das, Sushir Kakar, Arshia Sattar, Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Datta, Sudeep Nagarkar and many more. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The ten-day programme will include exciting line-up of book readings, literary discussions, musical performances, previews of our forthcoming attractions and the most loved, open air library—it features a complete range of PRHI titles, from landmark fiction and non-fiction titles first published over a decade ago to the latest bestsellers and cutting-edge books. With a spacious layout in a quiet corner away from the bustle of crowds, the open air library is sure to be a browser’s paradise.A must for book lovers. Head over!WHERE: Amphitheatre, India Habitat CentreWHEN: 14 to 22 Marchlast_img read more

Tamil Writer Perumal Murugan wins Samanvay Bhasha Samman

first_imgThis year Tamil author Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubhagan will be honoured with the forth ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman, at the 5th edition of Indian languages festival ‘Samanvay’ 2015.The prestigious annual award was instituted to recognise a litterateur-par-excellence’s contribution to Indian Literature. The winner was decided by an eminent jury chaired by K Satchidanandan including Sachin Ketkar, Manglesh Dabral, Mitra Phukan and Arundhati Subramaniam after a detailed process. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The focus was on the five focal languages of this year’s ILF Samanvay — Tamil, Marathi, Bangla, Dogri and Mizo. Perumal Murugan is a well-known Tamil writer and poet. He has written nine novels and four collections each of short stories and poetry. Three of his novels have already been translated into English to wide critical acclaim. He has received awards from the Tamil Nadu government as well as from Katha Books. Madhorubhagan has opened the floodgates of discussion on future of oppression of caste and enslaving conventions in modern day Tamil Nadu.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJury Chair K Satchidanandan opined while announcing the honour, “Perumal Murugan’s Madhorubhagan (English Translation: One Part Woman) is a rooted and passionate work of fiction that narrates with searing intensity and unsparing clarity the story of a relationship caught between the dictates of social convention and the tug of personal anxieties.”This historian of the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu has brought into play his lyrical imagination, linguistic skill and lexical knowledge in this honest exploration of the tyranny of caste and the pathology of a community. Inspired by local folklore and history, this great work of fiction, dreams of a secular future for communities in India that remain hostage to the ways of the past.It is an imaginative contribution by a versatile writer and scholar to the collective struggle for a new India free from the oppression of caste and enslaving conventions.”last_img read more