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ColumnsNo, Marriage Will Not Extinguish Rape Arya Suresh19 July 2020 12:11 AMShare This – xThe abhorrent approach of ‘marry your rapist’ stems from antiquated patriarchal ideas. An outrageous claim was made by a rape convict before the High Court of Kerala last week.Robin Vadakkumchery, a former priest of Catholic Church, convicted for rape of a minor, filed an application seeking suspension of sentence to “marry” the rape-survivor. The crime had resulted in the impregnation of the girl, who was aged 16 years then.In his plea, Vadakkumcherry said the…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 An outrageous claim was made by a rape convict before the High Court of Kerala last week.Robin Vadakkumchery, a former priest of Catholic Church, convicted for rape of a minor, filed an application seeking suspension of sentence to “marry” the rape-survivor. The crime had resulted in the impregnation of the girl, who was aged 16 years then.In his plea, Vadakkumcherry said the only impediment to the marriage was his priesthood and now he is eligible for entering wedlock as he had been dispensed with priestly duties and rights by the Pope and has been reduced to the state of a layman. When the matter came up for consideration, the special public prosecutor opposed his plea seeking stating that the court cannot be made a forum for marriage of a rape convict with the survivor as it would send the wrong message. The High Court has adjourned the matter till July 24.The circumstances which embolden the rapist to make such an appalling offer need critical examination. Marrying one’s rapist is a very common “law” practiced by Khap panchayats in India. In 2015, a woman from Orissa married her alleged rapist as the family said that she had “no other option”. The man was freed on bail for the ceremony, post which the family of the survivor withdrew their complaint. In the same year, the Madras High Court let a rapist out of prison on bail so he could ‘mediate’ with his victim. Disapproving such practices, the Supreme Court later said that any compromise between a rape victim and a perpetrator would be a ‘spectacular error’ to adopt a soft approach in rape cases and there cannot be any compromise in such matters, while weighing in on a different case (State of Madhya Pradesh VS Madanlal).Urging the Courts to “remain absolutely away” from such marriage offers made by rapists, the SC said :”We would like to clearly state that in a case of rape or attempt of rape, the conception of compromise under no circumstances can really be thought of.There cannot be a compromise or settlement as it would be against her honour which matters the most. It is sacrosanct. Sometimes solace is given that the perpetrator of the crime has acceded to enter into wedlock with her which is nothing but putting pressure in an adroit manner; and we say with emphasis that the Courts are to remain absolutely away from this subterfuge to adopt a soft approach to the case, for any kind of liberal approach has to be put in the compartment of spectacular error. Or to put it differently, it would be in the realm of a sanctuary of error. We are compelled to say so as such an attitude reflects lack of sensibility towards the dignity, the elan vital, of a woman. Any kind of liberal approach or thought of mediation in this regard is thoroughly and completely sans legal permissibility”.Recently in 2019, the Kerala High Court held that a rape case in which the allegation was that the accused had sexual intercourse with a woman by obtaining her consent on promise of marriage and when he subsequently marries her legally, such a case can be quashed. This decision was given after the rapist married the victim during the trial. Such judgments give a daunting message to the society as it send out a message that marriage extinguishes rape. The accused has already committed an act that lowers the integrity of the entire the social order- as a crime is an offence against the society as a whole. Marrying the victim at a subsequent stage cannot and should not be a defence to this atrocious crime. Many women’s rights activists strongly feel that such laws and judicial precedents come from the patriarchal system. Most of the misogynistic judgments are made by a male judge. The courts make such decisions mainly due to an ancient cultural stereotype – that a woman who is the “victim” of sexual assault should marry her assailant to protect her “honour”, especially if she is impregnated as a result of the rape. Such thinking stems from the patriarchal concepts which link a woman’s individual dignity to perceived notions of ‘chastity’ and ‘purity’. This patriarchal thought process is what causes honour killings in India. This reminds me of the very famous lines by Kamla Bhasin, an Indian feminist icon and an activist, “If I’m raped, people will say that she’s lost her honour. How did I lose my honour? Who put my honour in my vagina? I didn’t place my honour there. If anyone loses their honour when a woman is raped, it’s the rapist. Not the woman who is raped.” Rapists being acquitted from the crime, by subsequently marrying the rape survivor, are a common practice that is even legal in many parts of the world. In November 2016, in Turkey, the government proposal to reinstate the marry-your-rapist law and exonerate around 3,000 rapists by having them marry their victims was cancelled due to mass protests. The law was in practice till 2005, after which it was repealed. Now, there are proposals to reintroduce the law, amid outrage by women activists. In Algeria and Tunisia, rapists can avoid prosecution for raping minors if they marry their victims in accordance to Article 326 of the Algerian Penal Code and Article 227 of the Tunisian Penal Code. By the provisions of the penal code of Morocco, the severity of punishment for rape depends on whether the woman was a virgin or not. Most women are deprived of the basic human rights over their own bodies, including the basic right to be free from sexual assault, violence, and rape. These atrocities against women are an outcome of a global culture of discrimination. The rampant rape culture has been under scrutiny and for a while now. The #MeToo campaign led women to open up on the sexual crimes that they have endured. The recent boys’ locker room issue in India opened a dialogue on rape culture and how it is propagated. The practice of marry-your-rapist enables the propagation of this rape culture. The fact that it’s considered a ‘solution’ to sexual assault against a woman itself is discriminatory and trivializes rape to a large extent.The courts have a responsibility to combat social stigma for victims along the lines of the law, because only they can truly bring about a reformative change within the society; but if the court themselves act on societal biases, reformation and progress will remain stagnant.Before concluding, it will be apposite to refer to a film scene, which, as a woman, appeared liberating(Forced to make movie reference due to dearth of equally inspiring real life events). In a recent popular Malayalam movie – Uyare – that tells the tale of an acid attack survivor, the flaw in our patriarchal justice system is aptly depicted. During the trial, the attacker makes an ‘offer’ to marry the acid attack survivor; the male judge then looks at the survivor, suggesting that she should take up the offer. Shocked at the audacity of the accused and the insensitivity of the judge, the lead character Pallavi – played by Parvathy Thiruvothu, declines the offer and goes ahead to live her life on her own terms and to make a name and space for herself in the world, without any crutches of marriage. This celluloid story is an assertion that woman need not have a man beside her to reach the heights they aspire. Moreover, the best thing a survivor can do, is stay away from her assaulter as much as possible.(The author is a fourth year law student of Govt Law College, Ernakulam, and may be reached at [email protected] She tweets at @RantingDosa)(The opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of LiveLaw and LiveLaw does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same) Next Story
Comments are closed. Developing the right valuesOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Shepherd Construction is building a name for its people developmentactivities. Stephanie Sparrow met its personnel director Sharon Copland-JonesShepherd Construction has long been applauded for its training achievements.It claims to be the first national construction company to achieve Investors inPeople (IIP) in 1992 and passed its fourth reassessment in 2001. It also boaststhree National Training Awards and won the Contract Journal Training Award 2002– the publication noted it had invested £1.8m in training a year – an averageof £2,236 per employee. Earlier this year, Shepherd Construction joined the first wave of privatesector firms to be awarded the Quality Mark for the quality of its informationand guidance about learning and work from the DfES-backed Guidance AccreditationBoard. Yet trying to pick out the strands of this acclaimed training activity fromthe rest of its people agenda is a tricky task, as people, training and thebusiness mission are densely interwoven. Of course, this is as it should be,and as such meets the intentions of personnel director Sharon Copland-Joneswhose conversation about organisational growth is peppered with phrases such as”cohesive” and “organic”. It is a challenge to run cohesive people strategies across a constructioncompany, where the nature of the business is to design then go out and build ata broad range of developments across the UK. These currently include the £23mImperial Wharf site in Fulham, London, and a £7m cancer research site forManchester’s Christie Hospital. Shepherd’s operations are managed through a network of regional offices,while the head office in York is home to the procurement team and operationalsupport functions, including Copland-Jones. And this year saw the replacementof a more office-based training department which had been dedicated toproduct-based delivery. “The structure got in the way of being involved with people’sdevelopment,” says Copland-Jones. The company is unusual in its sector for the number of full-timers it employs– 1,100 – which includes 400 skilled craftspeople. These are scattered acrossvarious sites and Copland-Jones has accommodated their training needs byestablishing a team of four learning advisers with a regional remit (from herstaff of 12) who go out to the sites an average of three days a week as well asproviding online support. She is quite excited about their input. The learning advisers deal witheverything from induction to performance reviews for their dedicated group ofpeople. “They build up a relationship with their learners and they care. Thisstrategy is about employees’ longer-term futures with the business, so theadvisers have access to their learning agreements and look at all aspects oftheir development.” This approach means learning happens in tandem withpersonal and business needs. Copland-Jones, who sees her remit as “working for the board on thepeople agenda” and is quick to acknowledge the support of managingdirector Vaughn Burnand who took the post three years ago. Burnand isrigorously pursuing a change programme, based on visions and values he drew upwith senior members of the company. Copland-Jones has to make sure this is putinto practice. She also credits IIP as firm foundation for developmentactivities. “We were one of the first major contractors to get Investors in Peopleand I think that’s when we started to become much more strategic from atraining and development point of view. We built on that annually and we’re nowreached the stage where we’re more about a link between the company values andemployee competence and behaviour,” she says. In an industry which traditionally bemoans the lack of skilled operatives,Shepherd Construction is playing its part in raising the bar and part of itseducation and development philosophy is to link activities to a nationallyrecognised qualification. “We knew we couldn’t offer people jobs for life as such. Although wehave an incredible length of service of 11-12 years on average, we felt weneeded to ensure that people have the skills and remain employable within theindustry. So all skills development that we work towards is either linked to aNational Vocational Qualification or a technical qualification that isrecognised externally,” she says. Employee feedback “The other driver is that we are ultimately selling the skills andexpertise of our people, so it’s important evidence for us to show to ourclients,” says Copland-Jones, who keeps herself up-to-date with clientsatisfaction ratings. Shepherd is very keen on communicating its vision to employees of where thebusiness is heading over the next three years. It runs a roadshow every yearand is keen to reach its staff and invite their input. Empl-oyee feedback andits response is well circulated, including being published in its Vision andValues newsletter. Copland-Jones is backing this effort by doing as much as she can to makelearning and development high-profile activities among the employees. Part ofthis process involves making information readily available about the skills,jobs and experience required to progress at Shepherd Construction. It forms akey component of the company intranet, known as Localnet. The Localnet displaysthe results of a competence-mapping process created by Copland-Jones and her team,based on the values which managing director Burnand has established (see boxabove left). She knows that it is not unique to be competence- based butbelieves what sets the company apart is the breadth of its cover. “We are unique in the range we cover, from apprentice to main boardlevel. You may find other construction businesses [doing something similar] butthey don’t approach their strategic support services, admin or clerical as wedo. We look at what everybody’s contribution is and try to engage them,”she says. “We profile each of the occupations by the essential skills knowledgeand experience so they can use the Localnet to work out what they need to do todevelop themselves. We encourage them to complete a learning stylesquestionnaire, and we’ve developed different types of learning interventions tooffer greater flexibility so they don’t have to be pulled off site to attendworkshops. We are looking at e-learning for example.” The key to Localnet lies in its accessibility. Shepherd is committed tohaving PCs in every on-site induction room by the end of this fiscal year, soany employee can find out about jobs, training and progression. Giving ITsystems a high profile out on the sites also works well for Shepherd, as it iscommitted to establishing a minimum IT literacy standard throughout the companyvia a skills matrix and customised training. Copland-Jones has collated responses from 50 employees keen to share theirsuccess across Localnet “so other employees can see what it takes to getthat job”. This builds on a sense of personal responsibility for employeesto develop themselves and others. It also fits in with her definition thatleadership is “a process not a job”. The performance managementsystem actively encourages managers to develop people and demonstrate evidencethat they are doing that, in keeping with this philosophy. Managers get further back-up in people competence from a modular programmedeveloped in conjunction with BTEC called People Skills. It covers all keyareas from recruitment and induction through to how to identify training needsand how to coach or mentor – Copland-Jones is keen that line managersunderstand the difference between these terms. The managers work incross-functional cohorts which have the advantage of breaking down barriersfrom across the business. Making the linkAs part of linking training and values Copland-Jones is hoping that theseline managers will understand that each person is recognised for what they cancontribute. The new competence approach emphasises playing to your strengthsand those of the team. “We are as good as the dynamic of the team. If youstop being individuals we’ll stop being good at what we do.” Older and senior managers are soon to come under the microscope. “I wantto validate the currency of their people management ability. Just becausesomeone went on a course five years ago doesn’t mean it’s still valid or thatthey are competent in those areas. I’ll be looking at refreshers and otherthings because people can always develop,” she says. As well as progressing the staff who are in place, Copland-Jones has to keepa constant eye on retention and recruitment. She believes the improved accessto learning is having an impact on retention. “Looking back about five yearsour average was 25 per cent in staff turnover which is about the industry norm.Last year we got it down to 18 per cent and this year its 12 per cent. Ourtarget is 5 per cent. If people can see that you are giving them learningopportunities then they will stay with you.” Shepherd has also re-thought its approach to recruitment by launching aneducational liaison strategy. The fun side of this was ‘a go out and grabundergraduates’ attention’ approach run via a publicity campaign in conjunctionwith the Black Sheep Brewery, North Yorkshire. The campaign, which offeredtrendy T-shirts and beer was able to convey that the Shepherd was looking fortalented individuals as opposed to “the average member of the flock”.Of course there are more serious elements to university liaison too, such asShepherd providing guest speakers and allowing universities access to itstechnical library. The company also runs a Schools Challenge where pupils fromsenior schools nationwide compete for the chance to win a £10,000 project buildwhich will benefit their establishment or community. The end result of these initiatives is to create a buzz around the industryand its possibilities, says Copland- Jones. “We’ve hit our recruitmenttargets as a result of these initiatives, and raised our profile as anemployer. Some people have joined us as graduates, others as apprentices. “The Schools Challenge, where the shortlisted candidates visited ushere and worked on their designs and presentations, has also improved ourinter-company teamworking and development of our younger managers,” shesays. Rolling out the competence programme will be Copland-Jones’s next majorchallenge. “I have a holistic vision for what we’re doing with people management,but if I communicate in terms of ‘we’re doing this, this and this’ it will justleave me coming out with initiative after initiative. What I have learnt isthat I have to communicate it in a holistic way. My challenge is to makeemployees and the business see the linkages,” she said. CVSharon Copland-Jones2000 Promoted to personnel director, Shepherd Construction1996 Personnel manager for Shepherd Southern Division1995 Career development manager, Shepherd1994 HRD consultant, McCourt Newton1990-1994 Personnel manager, operations, Network SouthEast, Croydon 1990-1992 Personnel Manager, engineering, Network SouthEast1986-1990 Personnel administration manager Swansilver (trading as the BodyShop, KensingtonInside shepherd’s competency frameworkAs part of a change programme started nearly three years ago,Shepherd has identified key values: ranging from commitment and honesty toinnovation, customer focus openness, safety and teamwork. It is now putting inplace an underpinning competency framework, where every occupation has beenmapped out in terms of skills and knowledge, which forms the basis of aperformance management and personal development review system. From March this year, the system was beingrolled out for senior managers and head office staff. 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Jake Epstein The new album will feature dozens of Carole King hits, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Can’t wait for the album’s release? Click below to stream “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” right now! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Jarrod Spector Related Shows Anika Larsen We haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling, so we’re eagerly awaiting the previously announced cast album for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording digitally April 1, and the album will be available in stores May 13. The digital version can now be pre-ordered on iTunes. Beautiful stars Tony nominee and Broadway.com video blogger Jessie Mueller as the groundbreaking singer-songwriter. The cast also features Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Liz Larsen and Jeb Brown. Directed by Marc Bruni and featuring a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. View All (4) View Comments Jessie Mueller Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019
The 24-year old attacker joins the team from Brazilian lower league side, Serra FC where played 5 times for the club.He played a total of 313 minutes for Serra FC before signing for AshGold.He becomes the second Brazilian to join the Miners this month after they appointed Ricardo Da Rocha their new head coach. AshGold have announced the signing of Brazilian forward, Marco Aurelio Silva Damasceno.The deal was announced by AshGold on Thursday on its Twitter handle.
— Enda (@EndaSportswear) June 30, 2016Kenyan entrepreneur Navalayo Osembo, together with American investor Weldon Kennedy, have created Kenya’s first running shoe company. Enda, which is the Swahili word for ‘go’ is inspired by the country’s global dominance in long-distance running. This proud legacy has, over the last four decades, earned Kenyan runners over 50 Olympic medals, piqued the interest of sport science and created a worldwide fan base for endurance sport.“[We want] to create a way through which Kenya can economically benefit from the running industry, given its reputation on distance running,” Osembo said in an interview with Nigeria’s Signal newspaper. She grew up in Eldoret in the Rift Valley area, a highland region that also produced some of the country’s best long-distance athletes, including two-time Olympic gold medallist Kip Keino.Co-Founder @NavalayoOsembo sharing the Enda story again today pic.twitter.com/BgdriCyGR3— Enda (@EndaSportswear) July 19, 2016DevelopmentEnda raised over $75 000 (R1.1-million) in start-up capital with a kick-starter campaign ahead of its production launch in September 2015. Through its detailed designs and its use of Kenyan culture and sport, the world is starting to take notice of Enda.The company’s first fully developed product – called Iten – is a lightweight trainer with a low heels-to-toe-drop, for use by both professional and amateur runners. It is currently available to purchase via the Enda’s website, with the company hoping to get the product in US and African stores in 2017.According to 2015 market research by the National Purchase Diary group, Enda is targeting the highly competitive $17.2-billion (R246-billion) American sport shoe market with retail prices that are almost 50% less than major name brands. It is also aiming to capture African consumers, including South Africans, who have recently become interested in running competitively or as amateurs.DesignThe company has worked with some of the world’s top designers and consulted with some of the best Kenyan and international runners to create a shoe that is both practical and eye-catching.“What our logo means to me” – @NavalayoOsembo https://t.co/N7lCtr2ZGv pic.twitter.com/TlX5lfj3yf— Enda (@EndaSportswear) September 14, 2015Enda’s logo is a minimalist Maasai spearhead that pays tribute to the company’s origins and fits comfortably among familiar global branding like the Nike swoosh and Adidas’ trefoil.The US product design firm Birdhaus that has worked with Reebok, helped develop the first Enda designs. The shoe parts are manufactured by Jones & Vining, the world’s leading maker of outsoles, inserts, and other advanced components.“We wanted [the shoe] to look contemporary and urbane anywhere in the world, but whisper a Kenyan feel,” Kennedy told Fast Company magazine in June 2016.The parts are all assembled in Kenya, but the company is aiming to make the entire design, manufacturing and marketing processes a fully Kenyan operation.The shoes are currently being tested in the Rift Valley region, at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF’s) High Altitude Training Centre, by up-and-coming Kenyan runners Justin Lagat and Joan Cherop.Despite being the least popular shoe color, when it comes to T-shirts, black is the color of choice pic.twitter.com/Clx9y7A68a— Enda (@EndaSportswear) July 18, 2016FutureWhile the more decorated runners have sponsorships from famous running shoe brands, Enda hopes to make an impact on the next generation of professional runners, particularly from Africa, as well as the casual consumer market.Ultimately, the company wants to connect runners in the West to Kenya’s running culture, leveraging it to create domestic jobs and economic growth rather than benefit global corporations.“We wanted to channel the energy around running into something that can have much more of an impact on the people of Kenya,” Osembo told Fast Company. “If you think about the magnitude of the industry worldwide, and if you think about how Kenya is used for marketing, this is low-lying fruit.”Enda’s social enterprise efforts are small, but growing, with plans to invest part of the company’s profits in local and regional community initiatives that focus on sanitation, education and healthcare.According to the company’s kick-starter page “working with experts, we’ll identify a handful of the most effective projects that could use some extra support every six months. Anyone who buys a pair of Enda shoes and registers their purchase will get one vote to help us determine which projects will receive money from the pool.”“Through this, we will link Enda runners across the globe to local communities in Kenya and vice versa, and encourage sympathy, creativity and innovation.”Source: AFKInsiderWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
The controller for the light has preset gel settings. And you can control all this with the new Aputure app. They’re really pulling out all the stops here. The app can work with the 120, 300, and RGBW lighting models, allowing you to control the lights and save presets.Price: $1,699Release: Late Summer 2019New Lantern AttachmentThe new lantern attachment wants to get rid of flimsy, unreliable china balls and reduce the time you spend setting up lights. With supposed breakdown and setup times of 30 seconds each, Aputure’s new lantern looks like the fast shooter’s best friend.Specs:Stop diffusion soft box ball (26″)Create 360-degree, omni-directional, soft light source4-leaf flexible barn doorsCompatible with Bowens mount light fixtureCompatible with strobe and LED lightEasy to set up and release Release Date: “Coming soon”RGBW LightAputure’s answer to the ARRI Skypanel is here. The new light supposedly offers full color spectrum and saturation customization. Earlier, we covered the LiteMat Spectrum, and here we have another solution that gets rid of gels completely and focuses on lighting-based effects.The main features:Superior brightnessUltra-bright soft lightPowerful lighting effectsRobust constructionDurable build quality, ready for any film setBallast-free design with separate control box for easier rigging Price: UnknownRelease: UnknownStay tuned this week for more Aputure announcements.For more NAB 2019 coverage, check out these articles.NAB 2019: Blackmagic Design Announces New Battery Grip for the BMPCC4KNAB 2019: SmallHD Announces Their Camera-Controlled 7″ MonitorNAB 2019: Sony Announces the Latest 4K Broadcast BeastNAB 2019: AVID Announces Stellar New Media ComposerNAB 2019: DaVinci Resolve 16 At NAB 2019, Aputure’s 300d II is upon us — as are some other new releases — and we’re ready to have our socks knocked off.Aputure has become the go-to lighting company across all aspects of production. Even their smallest lights pack a punch at a reasonable price. Well, it seems like they’ve done it again with their new 300d Mark II. (This hasn’t been officially announced yet, so as we hear from Ted and the team at Aputure, we’ll update this post with details.)They’ve also finally finished the LEKO attachment that we heard about at NAB 2018. The mount is supposedly called the “Spotlight Mount.” Also they’re finally releasing their answer to the ARRI Skypanel with an RGBW Light that comes in around 1/3 of the Skypanel’s price. There’s also now an Aputure App that allows you to control your lights from your phone.There’s a lot to look at, so let’s get right to it.Powerful New 300d Mk IIThe new light is 20% brighter than the 300d. The power ballast comes with a C-stand attachment, so you don’t have to hang it by wires, and there will be 8 lighting presets, such as strobe, explosion, and flash. You can also power the new light with two V-mount batteries.Aputure clearly keeps outdoing themselves. Whether it’s the control box or the power of the light, the company never stops listening to their customers and making the gear that we all want. Aputure will save us all. (I say this all the time, but I actually mean it this time . . . like, totally).SPECS:Up to 90,000lux @ 1 meter with Fresnel 2X20% brighter than the original 300dNew all-in-one fanless control box0% – 100% dimming controlImproved handbrake locking yoke with 360-degree rotationDMX512 compatibilityModular Bowens mount for lighting modifiersPrice: $1,299Release: AugustSpotlight MountRemember last fall when Aputure announced they were woking on a LEKO attachment? Well, here’s what they’ve done: the new Spotlight Mount. It’s glorious, and we’re not worthy. Here’s hoping we see it released sooner rather than later.Here are the specs for the mount:Aluminum alloy die castings. Durable and lightweight designPrecision optical system gives a high output, high resolution, and even beamsInterchangeable spotlight lens design with your choice of 19″, 26″, and 36″ lensesThree-layer-shutter allows for more control over light shapingBowens mount design compatible with Aputure 120 and 300 series LEDsDual-slot slit design allows for simultaneous Iris and Gobos useAccessories: Gobo X3 (Tree, Window, Breakup) Gobo Holder and Gel Holder
The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team claimed a victory against the San Diego State Aztecs, 19-11, at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Wednesday night after tying its season-high for most goals in a period. Thanks to a team-high of five points off three assists and two goals by sophomore attackman Jackie Cifarelli, OSU improved to 5-6 overall and 4-1 at home. The Buckeyes played at full speed in the first half of the game, scoring 12 points and shooting with 63 percent accuracy. Less than a minute into the match, Cifarelli made the first score of the game. After another 20 minutes, OSU had built a 9-2 lead. The Aztecs, though, would answer and trade goals back and forth with OSU, but OSU didn’t lose the lead, going into the half with a score of 12-5. Junior attackman Katie Chase said it was teamwork that got OSU going. “We started playing together really well,” Chase said. “Our defense got some really big stops for us and our attack got it flowing. Once we got into the flow of the game, our goals just kept coming. It was a strong team effort all around.” Coming out of the game’s intermission, though, the Aztecs scored four goals in the first five minutes of the half, cutting OSU’s lead to three, 12-9. Chase, though, said the comeback was expected. “We knew that was going to happen,” she said. “We just needed to get back in the flow of our game.” The Buckeyes quickly called a timeout, and after that, they controlled the rest of the half. Chase said remembering the team’s theme this year provided the boost necessary. “Our theme is ‘Buckeye Strong,’ be strong all over the field,” Chase said. “Our thing this year is just playing with heart, playing like you want it all over the field, play for each other.” The Buckeyes went on to score five consecutive goals and earn their biggest lead of the game, 18-10, with just more than 10 minutes left in the game. “San Diego State is a great team,” OSU’s women’s lacrosse coach Alexis Venechanos said. “They took us to our last limits and it was a very challenging game but we definitely responded so we are able to take some positives.” The Buckeyes finished with 11 saves and 15 groundballs despite 22 fouls and seven turnovers. OSU is scheduled to take on Vanderbilt at noon Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Members of the OSU men’s lacrosse team rush to the ball during a game against Jacksonville March 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 13-2.Credit: Dan Hope / Lantern photographerThe weather was cold, but the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was on fire against Jacksonville.Playing the third of a three-game home stand, the Buckeyes (3-6, 1-0) defeated the Dolphins (1-7, 0-1), 13-2, inside a soggy Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday.Getting off to a quick start, junior midfielder Jesse King and sophomore attackman Carter Brown tallied a pair of goals within the game’s first 45 seconds to put the Buckeyes ahead.After King notched his second goal of the game less than two minutes later, OSU held a man-up advantage for four minutes after Jacksonville senior midfielder Mike McCredie crosschecked junior midfielder Turner Evans in the head. OSU went on to score twice during the man-advantage.OSU coach Nick Myers said Evans — who did not return to the game — would be evaluated by the medical staff and the team is expecting to know more on his condition in the coming days.“Right now we are going to have to wait and see,” Myers said. “Obviously he took a big shot in the first quarter, you hate to see that.”Taking a 6-0 lead into the second quarter, the Buckeyes continued their onslaught.Sophomore attackman Gordie Koerber tallied his second and third goals of the season in the second quarter before Brown completed a first half hat trick by scoring with 2:30 remaining.Brown finished the first half with four points (three goals, one assist), and King had seven points (three goals, four assists), as OSU took a 9-0 lead into the break.Starting the third quarter, the Buckeyes continued to spread the wealth as junior midfielder Rick Lewis tallied his second goal of the season, and sophomore attackman Ryan Hunter managed to register the first two goals of his career.Hunter said it was important for OSU to move the ball quickly and focus on the fundamentals so the weather wouldn’t be a factor.“One thing was just moving the ball,” Hunter said. “Our feet were heavy so it was key to keep the ball moving up around the perimeter and make sure our feet were moving and focus on ground balls.”Lewis said the offense did a good job of drawing double teams and then finding the open teammate which created good looks for the Buckeyes.“This week we just kept it simple and got back to the basics,” Lewis said. “Just drawing doubles, making singles, and just playing as a team. I think we did a great job of that. We shared the ball and got a good result for us.”It wasn’t until the 3:51 mark of the third quarter that Jacksonville got on the board, adding another with 12:52 left in the fourth.But that was all the Dolphins would get as freshman attackman J.T. Blubaugh put an exclamation point on the game by scoring with 59 seconds left.The two goals scored were the fewest OSU’s given up since defeating Bellarmine by the same score of 13-2 in 2012.Myers said it was important for the defense to bounce back from its disappointing 13-7 loss to Notre Dame earlier in the week, but it took an entire team effort to limit Jacksonville the way they did.“Defensively, we took it on as a challenge because we understand we haven’t been playing our best lacrosse, coming off 13 goals on Tuesday,” Myers said. “It was really a next play mentality. Our offense did a good job of maintaining possession and I thought we won some faceoffs, so it was a collective effort.”Freshman midfielder Jake Withers was able to control the faceoff circle once again, winning seven of his 10 draws to help give OSU extra possessions on offense.“The faceoff guys work their butts off all week so it’s nice to see it pay off,” Lewis said. “All those guys are battling every day in practice so it’s definitely a credit to that.”Offensively, nine different players registered a point on the day for OSU, including junior attackman Reegan Comeault, whose first quarter goal extended his point streak to nine games.OSU is scheduled to be back on the road next weekend as the team heads east to take on the Delaware Blue Hens. Game time is set for Sunday at noon.
France midfielder Paul Pogba has accepted he had some “small issues” with his boss at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho during this past season, however, he believes things have improved since his return to England.Speaking at a news conference at France’s World Cup training base in Moscow, Pogba said his second year with United was not ideal, according to ESPN.“It was a better season that the previous one,” Pogba said.“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Pogba also defended international teammate Antoine Griezmann, who is struggling for form through two World Cup games despite scoring a penalty in the 2-1 victory over Australia.“Antoine is doing very, very well — he is happy,” Pogba said.“Just because he did not score in the second match [against Peru], it does not mean that it is not the same Grizou.“Leave my Grizou alone! You have forgotten about Euro 2016. Think about all of the defensive work he did against Peru. He helped us to keep them out.”