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first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Notepods each contain 100 pages, and you can snag a 3-pack for around $18USD. Shipping will take between 7 and 12 business days, unless you’re lucky enough to live in Australia or New Zealand.As we all know, the best ideas often hit you at inappropriate or inconvenient times. As Inventive Labs posted, “It’s incredibly fun to come up with an idea in the pub over a few beers;” however, how fun is it to decipher those indecipherable, scrawled-on and soggy cocktail napkins the next morning? Keep one in your bag, one on the nightstand – wherever inspiration strikes. It might be made of paper, but we think smartphone developers will find it a fun and simple productivity tool. We’ve discovered an adorable yet highly useful little product that could significantly ease some pain and lead to greater levels of productivity for smartphone developers.It’s ridiculously simple as a concept, yet it allows for more creativity, freedom, and portability than any other tool we’ve seen for mobile developers, hands down. The product of a design shop and a web development lab, both based in Australia, these nifty and inexpensive toys have been popping up in offices all over Silicon Valley. Read on to learn the secret behind your favorite mobile dev’s favorite Christmas present.It’s made of paper. Yes, the Notepod is the Moleskine of the digerati, an ingenious little sketchpad shaped like an iPhone. The front of each sheet features “52mm by 77mm of blank space floating in darkness,” and the back of each piece is a blank grid of graph paper, perfect, as the site says, “perfect for notes or jotting down the phone number of a hot geek.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgFrom Anish Kapoor who has designed the largest public sculpture for the 2012 Olympic site to Sam Arora, a candidate for the Maryland Senate elections and Simran Preet Singh Lamba who has been allowed to wear the turban by the US Army, Punjabis are yet again making waves all over,From Anish Kapoor who has designed the largest public sculpture for the 2012 Olympic site to Sam Arora, a candidate for the Maryland Senate elections and Simran Preet Singh Lamba who has been allowed to wear the turban by the US Army, Punjabis are yet again making waves all over the world across various professions. Also, on the other side of spectrum, there is this Bhangra group, DholRythms which conducts non-stop Bhangra nights in San Fransisco, completing the Punjabi metaphor abroad.Biggie sculptorMumbai-born Anish Kapoor, who has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s, was included in The Sunday Times Rich List 2010 in April. Recently, he was named the winner of a competition to make the largest public sculpture for the 2012 Olympics site. He is best known for his Cloud Gate, a 110-tonne polished stainless-steel sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park.TurbantorIn a milestone ruling by the US Armed Forces, Simran Preet Singh Lamba has been given the goahead to serve in the army while sporting his turban, beard. Lamba follows in Captains Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi and Tejdeep Singh Rattan’s historic footsteps. “Lamba’s religious requirements should not hinder his ability to serve the United States,” says Amandeep S. Sidhu, his lead counsel. Over the past one year, more than 50 members of the US Congress have written to the military requesting that Sikhs be accepted.Bhangra beatsDancing Sardars are not an uncommon sight, and neither are Sardars who dance non-stop. What is unusual is that this is in San Francisco, and the party includes non-Sardars too. The only common factor-an almost overwhelming love for Bhangra. The third Saturday of every month sees Dholrhythms pumping up the music. In attendance are dancers and nondancers, all shaking a leg vigorously to Dholrhythms co-founder Vicki Virk’s instructions.Dholrhythms Dance Company features an eclectic group of women who aim to promote the Bhangra and Giddha dances of Punjab. They’ve grown tremendously popular, with performances in San Francisco.Election maniaAn advocate by profession, Sam Arora is contesting for delegate in Maryland’s 19th District elections.Arora served as an aide to the then Senator Hillary Clinton and worked on three of her campaigns. During the 2008 general election, he volunteered for Barack Obama and travelled to other states to help get out the vote.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgKeeping track of the hottest trends (and setting a few of her own) is almost second nature to any diva worth her weight in diamonds. But with so many gorgeous things to choose from, you can’t blame a girl – or her mother – for getting confused! The first thing you need is a plan…Key pointers: Distinct styles: ‘I would recommend going for three completely different looks for the three main functions that are hosted at most weddings – the engagement or a ceremony of similar importance, the wedding, and the reception. You should try and look different on each occasion,’ says Bunty Bajaj, designer and partner of designer jewellery from TBZ (Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri).Beautiful forever: Jewellery is meant to make you look beautiful, so make sure you pick pieces that will give you maximum wear. ‘Practicality and wear ability are gaining importance today. Many Indian brides want to incorporate pieces that are not just for “the day”, but also things they can wear all their life, in their wardrobe,’ says Suhani Pittie, a Hyderabad-based jewellery designer. Look like a bride: At a wedding, everyone should be able to recognize the bride at a glance, even from among a thousand women dressed in all their finery. Go for the brightest colours and huge accessories – you can wear that simple diamond necklace and off-white crystal lehenga any other time! There’s only one day in your whole life when you can be decked head-to-toe in jewels and nobody will raise an eyebrow. So do not skimp on jewellery, even if you normally never wear any – the wedding dress is designed to be a specific “costume”, complete with the accessories and shoes. Looking like a participant of an upscale fancy dress ball rather than your usual self is part of the deal!Classic jewellery: Jewellery is a long-term investment. Pick timeless designs instead of the trendy pieces. If something is in vogue today, it might be out of style tomorrow. You do not want to keep reselling your diamonds or getting your gold reset often. Reputed diamond brands usually give you only 90 percent on resale, so you lose about 10 percent of the value every time you resell or exchange the pieces. In case you have an intricately designed gold piece, remember that a significant amount is lost when gold is melted down and then re-moulded.Gold, Diamonds and Gemstones: For a traditional marriage ceremony, it is best to pick up something in real gold; it has good resale value and is considered auspicious in most Indian communities. Add gemstones and diamonds to the mix though, since an “only-gold” necklace will be much more expensive. Your jewellery should do double-duty. ‘We’re making a lot of multipurpose and convertible bridal accessories. Pendants detach from bridal waist belts (vaddyanams) to make necklaces, while plait ornaments can be dismantled to form individual pieces of jewellery,’ says Bunty Bajaj. Choose your wedding jewellery carefully, and it’ll turn into a valuable trousseau later. You should get earrings, pendants, kadas or bangles for your bridal jewellery to accessorise anywhere between 5-20 outfits, depending on how much jewellery you are wearing on your wedding!Goodlooks: ‘The most sensible thing to do is to stick to your pre-determined budget. Gold prices are fluctuating this bridal season. We’re doing a lot of polki or uncut diamond jewellery sets in real gold. A lot of brides are opting for polki jewellery because it looks dressier and works better for a wedding. Emeralds and rubies are also popular now,’ says Bunty Bajaj.Balance Well: Work out a synergy between aspiration and practicality. Set aside cash for the jewellery for the two big events: the wedding and the reception. Remember, you must be able to wear the pieces in the future. Decide on what you really need and what’s merely there for frills. Allocate more money for buying jewellery based on what you wear the most. If you never wear gold, cut back on your gold budget and spend more on diamonds. If you wear only small pieces, opt for several slimmer chokers and pendants instead of one massive necklace for your wedding day. Stop by reputed jewellers’ stores to get an idea of what your dream “bridal set” is likely to cost you. Deduct that amount from your overall jewellery budget – you should have enough money left to buy several pieces of trousseau jewellery to go with the rest of your wardrobe. If one set of jewellery itself takes up more than two-thirds of your total budget, you need to do a reality check.advertisementadvertisementDiamonds are forever: New brides are expected to be dressed up for smaller religious events and social gatherings as well. You need to invest in necklaces to go with all your favourite sarees, salwar kurtas, and also trousers. Invest in at least one good pair of small diamond earrings and one good-sized diamond ring in addition to your wedding diamond jewellery. A discreet pair of diamonds is the most useful of all accessories – they pair well with ethnic and Western wear; day and night looks and casual parties. ‘If you want to wear diamonds but cannot afford solitaires, opt for pressure-setting* or invisible setting for tiny diamonds to make them look like one big piece,’ says Bunty.Smaller pieces: Get plenty of smaller but suitably festive pieces to wear at the various wedding functions – these will later be useful for traditional events and functions. Each special or heavy trousseau outfit should have at least one jewel set that coordinates with it. And if one necklace is to go with two (or more) ensembles, you can opt for a simple design that serves as a foil for a dress, not an attention  grabber that other guests are likely to recognise if you wear it twice in the same week! Do not stick to the usual jewellery sets either. ‘In a modern bride’s trousseau, one should find brooches, slim chokers, cuffs, haslees, anklets, convertible neckpieces, (where a part can be detached so that it becomes light), as well as contemporary armlets,’ recommends Suhani Pittie. Imitation Gold ‘Always include something nonprecious and inexpensive that looks like the real thing . Try a silver haslee or cuff that has been gold-plated and embellished with antique-looking crystals. Give imitation jewellery a traditional touch by stringing it on strands of pearls, emeralds or rubies – it will look just as pretty as the real thing,’ suggests Suhani. You can get pretty jewellery in faux gold and gemstones, or sterling silver, so don’t turn away from artificial jewellery. However, imitation jewellery also has benchmarks for quality, so pick good silver-plated or one-gram gold pieces from a jeweller rather than buying it off a tiny novelty store. It’s best to visit a jeweller or a designer. Sporting experimental designs in gold jewellery may not be possible when you’re buying the yellow metal in 22 karat. But with the gold-plated pieces, you can have your cake and eat it too! Get a few designs that will complement Indo-western outfits, light sarees or even your favourite white shirt.Wow extras: Don’t let the recession suck all the fun out of jewellery shopping. ‘There are many new options available in the market that a bride can try. For instance, the multilayered pearls strand-necklaces such as the satlada. There’s another new accessory in the market – a kilangee or sarpaich, which can be worn instead of the usual maangtikka,’ says Suhani. ‘Gorgeous hair ornaments such as pearl flowers or gold chains, an elaborate haslee, broad gold anklets with some stones or ghungroos, a signature cuff, armlets or baajuband with extensive tassel-work also look great on a bride. Finally, you can use decorative brooches in lieu of the plain safety pins to hold your saree or dupatta in place.’ After the wedding, don’t stash the jewellery away. Pin a brooch on your favourite dress, or wear a saree with a maangtikka or sarpaich and armlet instead of the regular earrings and necklace. How you use jewellery is limited only by your imagination and your creativity…PS: Finally, remember that while your necklace and earrings have to be real, the minor extras don’t have to be – so don’t hesitate to go for designer goldplated jewellery for the rest.advertisementJust-for-fun pieces: A small part of your jewellery budget should be dedicated to your individual style statement. Once you’re done buying expensive precious metals and stones, splurge a little on fashion jewellery as well. A word of warning: if you are going for something artificial, choose marble instead of moonstones – inexpensive gems are a dated trend. ‘Semi-precious gemstones such as turquoise and peridots are completely out of fashion now. Even in the international markets, jewellery with semi-precious stones has done a disappearing act,’ says Bunty Bajaj. Go for consciously trendy baubles which don’t pretend to be real. Make a statement with eco-friendly jewellery – they’re made of wood, terracotta or jute, or channel a tribal vibe with accessories made of feathers, beads and beaten brass. When shopping for jewellery, always remember that it is a celebration of life, femininity and joyfulness. The idea is to include something non-precious that looks like the real thing as well goodlooksExpert speak: Pria Kataria Puri on gemstone and outfit pairingsFinding it difficult to mix and match? Designer Pria Kataria Puri has some practical tips on teaming the right jewellery with the right sort of outfit for maximum impact. Watch those necklines: ‘For a prewedding function, say the mehendi or sangeet, most brides want heavy earrings. I would do something with a high collar for the sangeet, so she wouldn’t need to wear a necklace. For the wedding and reception though, it’s low necklines which leave room for heavy necklaces. The kind of outfit that would work best with a choker would be very different from the clothing that would complement a long necklace.Coordinate colours and embroidery: I like to pair green or red outfits with rubies. However, playing “matchy” with colours is not all you need to do! As a rule of thumb, I also prefer to pair traditional embroidery with traditional jewellery, and modern embroidery with modern jewellery pieces. We are now designing a line of ensembles with kundan embroidery, which can be paired beautifully with a kundan set.A contemporary edge: I would pair diamonds and rubies with a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals. The styling can be contemporary or conventional – you can pair traditional jewellery with a contemporary style outfit? such as pairing a modern choli with a traditional outfit.Base your clothes on your jewellery: The dress for a wedding function needs to be designed around the jewellery. When I get a request to design a dress for a function, I first ask to see the jewellery.New trend: A lot of weddings have events such as a cocktail party, where brides opt to wear gowns which look like stitched sarees. If the bride is wearing kundan jewellery with pearls, a gown featuring lots of beautiful tulle, with gold embroidery all-over, and pearls as embellishments, would make a pretty picture.Traditional styles: If you plan on going with polki or Jaipuri uncut diamonds with emeralds, which is a popular traditional combination, I would choose traditional embroidery such as zardozi, tilla and thread work rather than Swarovski crystals.Budget tip The pice de rsistance Try to restrict the “I can never wear it again” type of jewellery to a single signature piece. ‘You can choose for one ornament to be heavy while the others can be accompaniments. So a heavy choker will pair well with simple bangles and earrings,’ says Suhani Pittie.Jewel TalkA mother-daughter duo share their experiences of shopping for trousseau jewelleryThe bride says …’When my sister got married in 2007, my parents were in Ambala, and they told me I could buy whatever I liked as well. I bought gold bangles, which turned out to be a very good decision, in retrospect! My parents also picked up a number of jewellery sets from Ambala to gift our new family. There’s always one trusted person you go to when you’re buying jewellery. Since my parents had been posted in Ambala for some time, they knew where to buy jewellery there. I find that even among famous brands of jewellery available throughout the country, the designs seem to be customised according to the city. I’m from the north, and I find the designs favoured in Bengaluru, where I work, a bit too heavy and loud for the kind of clothes I usually wear. I had gone shopping with my future in-laws since they know the city well and I found that most of the jewellery had a lot of brightly-coloured stones, and was rather too garish for my tastes. Ultimately, we bought my jewellery from a newly-opened mall, where the designs were much simpler and more delicate. Though, surprisingly I didn’t like what was on offer in Bengaluru. Further down south in Chennai (where my dad is currently posted) there’s some very nice jewellery, especially in the T-Nagar area,’ says Arpita Kapur, assistant manager and bride-to-be.The bride’s mom says …’Frankly, we haven’t done that much jewellery shopping. I am not heavily into jewellery myself. There are certain family heirlooms that have been handed down through generations, and those are the mainstay of my daughter’s jewellery trousseau. Gold is a must-have: You have to give some gold to your girl, but we’re not going overboard with buying gold. In the north, people do not wear very heavy jewellery. Here in the south though, I’ve noticed that jewellery trends to be pretty heavy. There is also a huge difference in the styles. The various kinds of designs available in the south are not likely to appeal to someone who’s used to the typical jewellery designs available in the north. The bulk of what we are buying are light pieces that will be suitable for officewear, since my daughter is working. Apart from that, we bought slightly heavier party-wear jewellery. When you buy pieces to match with a dress, their wearability is limited. You can also pick up gemstone jewellery, but the thing to remember is that if you are buying rubies, for instance, they will not go with every colour. If you have a favourite colour, you could buy gemstones that go with it. Personally, I like traditional styles such as kundan and meena for my jewellery – a few decades down the line, they’ll look like antique jewellery! But the main thing is that the girl should like it, and be able to wear it. There is no point in buying jewellery that keeps lying around, and becomes a bother,’ says Nina Kapur, homemaker, army wife and mother.last_img read more

first_img“Look at all those banners up there,” Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 NBA championship, Eastern Conference titles and division crowns won by the Cavs — most of them in the past decade. “It’s been done before. Why can’t it be done again?”This basketball renaissance man is ready for his next recovery project.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSaying he won’t use the word “rebuild,” Beilein was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, whose surprising choice of the 66-year-old was met with skepticism only by those who haven’t crossed paths with him over his more than four decades as a coach.Cleveland’s expansive search ended last week with someone who has won at every level in college — most recently during a 12-year run at Michigan — and will now see if his team-first, family-oriented style can work in the pros. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “He’s all the things you would want in a head coach,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said.Even before being escorted onto the podium by general manager Koby Altman, Beilein showed his eagerness to turn around a team whose run of four straight finals ended this season following the departure of LeBron James. The Cavs went 19-63 and parted with two coaches.About an hour before the news conference, Beilein peeled off his suit coat, went onto the floor and rebounded for Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr., one of the team’s core players. Moments later, he chatted with point guard Collin Sexton, who had just gotten off a plane from the Philippines and was soon practicing a jump shot that improved dramatically during his rookie season.Beilein’s first public moments as Cleveland’s coach couldn’t have gone better.He was joined by his wife, Kathleen, who has been with him every step of the way of a coaching career that began at Newfane Central High School in New York. All four of their children were in attendance along with four grandchildren, including grandson Johnny, who recently revealed to his grandpa that the Golden State Warriors are his favorite team.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Luka Doncic, Trae Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments “Coaches, we don’t complain on paydays,” he said. “That’s part of this job. You have to get it done and that’s part of it. I’ve been able to stay away from that and that’s the only plan here: We’re going to get this right and I’m going to coach as long as I can coach and I hope that’s a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Independence, Ohio. Beilein left Michigan after a successful 12-year run for what will likely be his last coaching stop, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who believe the 66-year-old can accelerate their rebuild. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers’ basketball history stared the new coach in the face.He wants to make it richer.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Here’s the good news,” Beilein said. “Before we were hired here, Cavs were No. 20 on the list. Now he says we’re all the way up to No. 2. So that’s good.”Beilein said coaching in the NBA was never on his bucket list. While he accomplished everything in college coaching, the exception being a Division I NCAA championship, Beilein says he would have had no regrets had he finished his career at Michigan.But the chance to bring back the Cavs was too much to pass up. His courtship with Cleveland was a whirlwind. An initial meeting with Altman quickly escalated to Gilbert sitting in his kitchen to work out a five-year contract.As in previous stops at Le Moyne, Canisius, Richmond, West Virginia and West Virginia, Cleveland offers a challenge.“Rebuild is not a word we’re going to use here, I saw it more as a renaissance,” he said. “Let’s just change and let’s see what we can through different trial and error. It was one (job) that was appealing to me. Every single time that we’ve decided to do this, some people would say with every job, and probably with this one, ‘What are you crazy? Why are you doing that? And I say exactly that, opportunity and challenges go hand in hand.”Beilein credits much of his success to his ability to connect with young players. He’s changed with the times, adjusted to latest trends. He does have some old-school ways, but he’s also open to new ideas, supplementing his message with analytics.“You can get too analytical as well,” he said. “I want to find the sweet spot, the ones that have been important to me for years and the ones that are important to NBA basketball and try to blend those two.”There’s another constant in Beilein’s career — job security. He’s never been fired.“That’s right,” he said proudly, joking that Gilbert should handle the question about his reasons for taking the job.Beilein said he’s never worried about anything but the present.last_img read more

Strikers stole the show Saturday as the Columbus Crew defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 2-1.Columbus Crew forward Emilio Renteria battled with Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Omar Salgado. Both players dominated portions of the game, but the Crew — and Renteria — had the last word in the their 2-1 victory against the Whitecaps.Renteria began to single-handedly dominate play at the outset of the second half after Columbus (3-1-3) and Vancouver (1-4-3) went into halftime in a scoreless tie.In the 49th minute, Renteria streaked from the top of the Vancouver penalty area to collect a loose ball, and collided with Whitecaps goalkeeper Jay Nolly. Referee Terry Vaughn decided Nolly had played Renteria’s body, as opposed to playing the ball, and awarded a penalty kick to Columbus.Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers said there was no question about who would take the penalty kick.“I just went to go congratulate (Renteria),” Rogers said. “I thought he did a good job to get his body in front of the keeper. I didn’t even ask him. I think if a guy draws a penalty like that, he should take it himself.”After receiving congratulations from Rogers, Renteria buried his penalty in the left corner of Nolly’s net to give Columbus a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute.Renteria wasn’t done yet.Crew midfielder Dejan Rusmir provided an opportunity for a second goal in the 59th minute when he played Renteria into Vancouver’s penalty area. Nolly dove to stop the shot but couldn’t get a hand on Renteria’s left-footed strike, and the Crew took a 2-0 lead.“Normally, I never score with the left,” Renteria said through an interpreter. “This is the first time.”Salgado, the first overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, had a response for Renteria.In the 69th minute, Salgado scored a headed goal off midfielder Terry Dunfield’s lobbed cross into the Crew’s penalty area. Columbus goalkeeper William Hesmer dove to his left, but Salgado sent the ball back across the goal to Hesmer’s right.The goal, Salgado’s career first, cut Vancouver’s deficit to 2-1. After the game, Hesmer was complimentary of the Whitecaps’ heralded 17-year-old striker.“It was a great header,” Hesmer said. “He did well in getting in between two defenders and finding space. And he puts (the ball) back against the grain, which was a tough one for me.”In the 77th minute, Salgado broke through Columbus’ defensive line again and took an uncontested shot that would have tied the game. Hesmer sprawled to make one of his two saves in the matchup and kept the Crew’s lead intact.By the time Renteria was substituted out of the game in the 78th minute, he had already given the Crew the offense they needed. Salgado was unable to match Renteria’s production, and Columbus hung on for a 2-1 victory.Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven said Renteria created “too many problems” for Vancouver.“He scored two great goals, obviously,” Gaven said. “That’s what we need, someone to just put the ball in the back of the net, and that’s kinda what we haven’t had throughout the year.”Renteria, who has scored three goals in the Crew’s past two games, will attempt to continue his offensive surge against Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crew Stadium. read more

DAYTON, Ohio – Lamont “Momo” Jones walked off the University of Dayton Arena floor Friday night with a towel draped over his head, sheltering himself from an array of insults raining down from the sea of Ohio State fans in attendance. Thursday, the outspoken senior guard said he and No. 15-seeded Iona expected to beat the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes. Friday evening, Jones and the Gaels were shellacked, 95-70, by OSU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton. With the win, OSU is set to take on No. 10 seed Iowa State, who beat No. 7 seed Notre Dame, Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Jones, who said he didn’t expect to have a problem with the Buckeyes’ pressure defense, finished with nine points on 3 of 14 shooting. “I mean, give credit where credit is due. I think (junior guard Aaron Craft) played good defense. I think I took some bad shots. Things just didn’t fall tonight,” Jones said. OSU held the nation’s second-leading scoring team to 35 percent shooting and a 6 of 28 mark from the 3-point line. Iona, which likes to get out and run, was outscored in transition, 34-11. A significant portion of the Gaels points came with the game already in hand and OSU’s starters sitting on the bench. “We played our defense. These guys are known to get out and run and put up a lot of points, but they’re not playing nobody. They played against us, a real defense, and obviously nothing happened for them,” said junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. Craft had six steals for OSU, including one that forced the rosy-cheeked floor leader to jump out of bounds, slam into a media table, and tap the ball back in-bounds to sophomore forward Sam Thompson. Redshirt senior forward Evan Ravenel and Thompson also recorded steals in the win. Iona’s two leading scorers, Jones and junior guard Sean Armand, were a combined 8-for-31 from the field. “Their two top players, I don’t know what they finished with, they shot a lot of times and they didn’t make much. Our defensive pressure frustrated them the whole game,” Smith said. OSU’s physicality on the defensive end seemed to frustrate a smaller Gaels squad. “Those guys, they looked like they workout every day. They’re a lot more physical than us. They just played hard throughout the whole game,” said sophomore guard Tavon Sledge. Iona’s coach, Tim Cluess, thought Craft might have gotten away with things his players didn’t. “I think he gets away with body blocking you, grabbing you, holding you, but he’s in very good position to do that, and he plays great angles,” Cluess said. “He has a passion to stop people, which most players today don’t have.” Iona got out to a solid start, taking a 6-5 lead early, before OSU raced to a 27-8 lead. The Gaels didn’t go away quietly, cutting the Buckeyes’ lead to 37-33 near the end of the first half. OSU ended the game’s opening act on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a one-handed alley-oop jam from Thompson, and pulled away in the second half. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who led OSU with 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting, said the defense his team displayed Friday could carry them deep into the tournament. To continue on their trek back to the Final Four, the Buckeyes will have get past the Cyclones Sunday. Iowa State dispatched the Fighting Irish easily, 76-58, in their opening NCAA Tournament game. Freshman forward Georges Niang had 19 points in the win. The Cyclones made nine 3-pointers and shot nearly 50 percent from the field. OSU’s defense will be tested by a potent Iowa State attack that is fourth in the country in scoring at 79.6 points per game. Saturday, OSU coach Thad Matta said the Cyclones style of play reminds him of Michigan, Duke and Kansas, all of which are high seeds in the NCAA Tournament and still alive. As long as the Buckeyes have a similar defensive effort Sunday to the one put forth against Iona Friday, however, Thomas is confident OSU will advance to the Sweet 16. “If we keep playing our defense like we’re supposed to, we’re going to make it to the promised land,” Thomas said. read more