Street artist eL Seed paints at Harvard

first_imgThe Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies invited street artist eL Seed to create a painting on campus. The French-born Tunisian creates “calligraffiti,” a blend of traditional Arabic calligraphy with modern, urban graffiti. eL Seed spray paints around the world to promote freedom and equality.last_img

Tomorrow isn’t such a long time

first_imgWhatever the answers to preserving our world’s natural resources might be, it seems clear that they won’t come overnight. How, then, can scientists and governments ensure that the steps they take today won’t jeopardize the fate of future generations?The answer, Harvard researchers say, may lie in part in a cornerstone to modern society — democratic process.Martin Nowak, a Harvard professor of mathematics and biology and the director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, and David Rand, an assistant professor of psychology and economics at Yale, worked with colleagues on a study in which allowing people to vote on the harvesting of resources led to the preservation of the resources for future generations. The study is described in a June 26 paper published in Nature.“There has been a great deal of work on how people cooperate with those they see every day — their colleagues or friends,” Nowak said. “But an open question is how people cooperate with future generations. How do you make altruistic decisions today that benefit people tomorrow?”Nowak and Rand joined with doctoral student Oliver Hauser and postdoctoral researcher Alexander Peysakhovich to adapt a commonly used “public good” game in which five online players are tasked with dividing up 100 units of a resource.Each player was allowed to collect up to 20 units of the resource. As long as all players together harvested no more than half of the 100 units, the resource was replenished for subsequent generations — other players who would be recruited later. If players harvested more than half, however, the resource was exhausted, and subsequent players earned nothing while being told that earlier generations hadn’t acted sustainably.Though the game was clearly designed to encourage players to preserve resources for subsequent generations, Nowak and Rand initially found a curious result — in nearly every game, players quickly exhausted the resource.“Typically, the way it played out was four players acted generously, while one person chose maximum defection,” Nowak said.Though the test revealed that many people might be willing to pay some cost to benefit future generations, it also highlighted a problem connected to what researchers call “conditional cooperation,” which suggests that people are willing to cooperate only if they believe others are doing the same. Often, Rand and Nowak said, players who chose to maximize their own benefit did so because they feared other players were taking a larger share of the resource.“In some sense, this illustrates why the free market fails to solve problems like climate change,” Nowak said. “Even if you want to cooperate with the future, you may not do so because you are afraid of being exploited by the present.”To address that problem, Nowak and Rand rewrote the rules of the game so that each player was allowed to vote on how much of the resource to extract, and each was given the median of all five votes.“Democracy is a powerful institution,” Nowak said. “When we implemented this system, virtually every resource was saved. The surprising observation is that while there is a minority of people who don’t want to cooperate, the majority of people vote altruistically. They are not voting to maximize their own benefit, and that’s what allows for cooperation with the future.”Importantly, Nowak and Rand said, for the voting system to work, the winning extraction amount had to be the median of all the votes cast.“Another way to implement a voting system would be to extract the average of all the votes, but the problem with that system is it forces people to vote strategically,” Rand said. “You may be willing to harvest the resource sustainably, but if you think someone else is going all in, you have to vote for zero to balance out the average. If instead you use the median of the votes, then players can just vote for what they really want.”The finding that people are willing to vote altruistically, Rand said, runs counter to the oft-cited notion that people will ultimately act in their own interests when they go to the ballot box.“A huge amount of public policy is built around the assumption that everyone is selfish. The question for policy-makers has always been how to set up an institution that encourages people to do good things even though they’re selfish.“The key take-home message of our paper is that policymakers can take advantage of the fact that many people are not actually selfish,” he continued. “A lot of people are altruistic, and you can have more efficient and more effective policies if you take this into account.”last_img read more

Summer Road Trips: For The Foodies

first_imgLocation: Eastern KentuckyDistance; 168 milesDriver: Ouita MichelChef and Owner, Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants; Nominee, James Beard Foundation AwardMidway, KY.“I don’t think people really know what Kentucky food is because it’s been so closely identified with Kentucky Fried Chicken. For me, Kentucky’s cuisine is related to history and it’s related to agriculture, and I want to make sure the longstanding iconic dishes of Kentucky don’t die out. I want dishes like spoonbread and grit soufflé to move forward into the cuisine spotlight but not in a way that would make them trite or tired. At the same time, the university here [in Lexington] brings a hugely diverse population and the subsequent cuisine is just as diverse, from Indian to Japanese. The one thing that remains constant is the widespread use of local ingredients. I think people will be surprised when they come here.”Lexington Skyline / Jeff RogersDay 1  |  24.5 miles | Lexington — VersaillesOver the past decade, Chef Ouita’s hometown of Lexington has masterfully woven the sundry threads of a community into a seamless patchwork of streets that each has a vibe unto its own.Begin on Jefferson Street with brunch at Stella’s Kentucky Deli, a quaint little neighborhood deli that’s based in a charming two-story yellow house. From here you can walk to just about anything you’d like—distilleries or breweries, clothing stores, and bourbon shops. Ouita recommends following the Brewgrass Trail to reach The Bread Box at the end of Jefferson Street. Once the site of a 100-year old bakery, this historic building is home to a number of different establishments, including one of Ouita’s own restaurants Smithtown Seafood, the urban farm and aquaponics non-profit FoodChain, the Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop, and West Sixth Brewing.If you’re in need of a mid-afternoon caffeine fix, wander over onto NOLI (short for North Limestone) and stop in at Wild Fig Books and Coffee, Lexington’s very own “writer-owned, black-owned, counter-gentrification bookstore.” Settle into this cozy brick building for a latté and a poetry reading before heading down the street for a healthy, vegan-friendly lunch at the Broomwagon. This one-stop-shop has a bike shop downstairs plus a coffee house, beer garden, and café on the second floor.Before leaving Lexington, honor your sweet tooth with some locally made ice cream from the Crank and Boom. Ouita’s go-to is a scoop of salted caramel ice cream with a shot of espresso, but you can get just about anything you want, including an ice cream cocktail (yes, you read that right). Try the Stout Dreams,  a scoop of coffee stout ice cream with Buffalo Trace bourbon cream, espresso, and brownie crumbs on top. Dinner tonight is at Ouita’s flagship store, the Holly Hill Inn, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Surrounded by verdant Kentucky horse pastures in Midway, Ky., the inn-turned-restaurant has roots back to the 1800s. Taste any number of the 50 bourbons offered at the Holly Hill bar before letting the spirits guide you along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to your accommodations at the Woodford Inn in Versailles. Rooms here run about $169 per night and are just down the road from Woodford Reserve Distillery.Smithtown Seafood’s Buffalo Catfish / Jenn JacksonDay 2  |  74.5 miles | Versailles — BereaAfter a hearty breakfast at Woodford Inn, head south toward Berea. About halfway to your final destination, you’ll pass through Shakertown, named for Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. This 3,000-acre farm and community is one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in Kentucky and the country’s largest collection of privately owned 19th century buildings. You can tour those pristinely kept buildings, ride a horse (you are in the home of the Kentucky Derby, after all), and gorge on fresh-from-the-garden food at The Trustees’ Table before hopping back in the car for another hour.The town of Berea is revered for its artistic influence. Many weavers, instrument makers, potters, and other artisans make their homes in this wonderfully eclectic college town. Berea College itself is historically significant in that it was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. You can check out all of the town’s artistic mastery at the Berea Craft Festival, which will take place later this month July 13-15. If you need to stretch your legs, the John B. Stephenson Memorial Forest and Berea City Trails are both great close-to-town options for hiking.At day’s end, pop open a cool Kentucky-made Ale-8-One and dig into an authentic Asian noodle bowl from Noodle Nirvana. The Pinnacle View Inn is right in town and offers rooms with a view starting at $109 per night.Miguel’s PizzaDay 3  |  68.7 miles | Berea — StantonGrab a hand-rolled bagel from Native Bagel Co., before setting off on your final day. You’ll quickly leave the noise of civilization behind as you drive further east into the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Red River Gorge is one of the best climbing destinations in the world, so if you’re a climber, the Red’s hundreds of miles of sandstone cliff lines hold enough routes to keep your forearms pumped for a lifetime. Not a climber? You can still get a sense of the Red’s uniqueness by hiking beneath soaring natural rock arches.Your last culinary pitstop of this road trip is none other than the climber classic, Miguel’s Pizza. This made-to-order pizza is about as casual as it gets, with a first-come, first-serve campground out back and a gear shop located inside. But don’t let the down-to-earth vibes fool you. Even if there’s an hour-long wait, the pizza’s worth it.last_img read more

Women may mount stronger COVID-19 immune response

first_imgTreated differently? But the study has limitations.Firstly, the sample size was relatively small, with 98 patients in total. The average age of the patients was also high, at around sixty years.Commenting on the research, Eleanor Riley, a professor at the University of Edinburgh, said some of the divergence noted in the study is “likely due to differences in age or BMI [the sex differences disappear once these other factors are taken into account]”. BMI measures body fat.She said others could have arisen “by chance”.”Importantly, although the average response may differ between men and women, the range of most of the measurements in men and women overlap significantly, meaning that many women have responses that are indistinguishable from those of many men,” she added. Riley said this is why treatments would be better if they were individually tailored, rather than defined solely on sex.  Topics : Researchers found that women mounted a more robust immune response involving T lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell that can recognize viruses and eliminate them.  This was the case even among older women, the study found. In contrast, older men had weaker T cell activity — the older they were, the weaker the response. Overall men also produced more cytokines, which are inflammatory proteins that form another part of the body’s natural immune defense. However, severe cases of COVID-19 have been linked to what is known as a “cytokine storm”, when the immune system goes into overdrive, which is harmful and potentially deadly. Men who showed high concentrations early on were more likely to have a severe case of the disease, while those women who also showed significant cytokine levels also appeared to fare worse, the study found. According to the authors, this could imply that men and women need different treatments.For men, for example “we should be enhancing their T cell responses with vaccines” Iwasaki said, while women could be given treatment to dampen the cytokine response.   A new study looking at male and female immune responses to the new coronavirus may shed new light on why men are more likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19, researchers said Wednesday.     Since early in the pandemic it has been clear that men, particularly older men, are at a far higher risk of dying from the virus than women of a similar age, but scientists have not yet been able to pinpoint exactly why. A new study published in the journal Nature noted that globally men account for about 60 percent of deaths from COVID-19 and looked at whether differences in immune responses could explain why. “What we found was that men and women indeed develop different types of immune responses to COVID-19,” said the study’s lead author Akiko Iwasaki, a professor at Yale University, in a video. The immunity specialist said “these differences may underlie heightened disease susceptibility in men”. Researchers collected nasal, saliva, and blood samples from non-infected control subjects and patients with the disease who were treated at Yale New Haven Hospital in the United States.  They then monitored patients to look at their immune responses.last_img read more

Shearer gives promising Abraham verdict despite ‘difficult Chelsea role’

first_imgChelsea star Tammy Abraham has been praised by the Premier League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer after his strong start to the season.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their KidsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Abraham has hit the ground running, notching 13 league goals for Frank Lampard’s men.And Shearer admits the youngster has impressed him in recent months.“I’m a big fan of Tammy Abraham. He’s playing a difficult role given his experience,” he told BBC 5 Live.“He’s got a very good touch, technique, good at bringing people into the game. He’ll be delighted with the return in terms of number of goals.“He’s only going to get better.”Chelsea are on course to battle for a top four spot this season, which Lampard was tasked with achieving upon his arrival this summer.And Shearer has also been impressed with the former midfielder since he took the job.“Chelsea are still on target for what they want to achieve. Frank Lampard is doing a fantastic job,” he added.Alan Shearer gives promising Tammy Abraham verdict despite ‘difficult Chelsea role’ https://t.co/sVqmMPlu5b pic.twitter.com/aqnhmxWj7a— Chelsea FC News (@ChelseaNews2019) January 1, 2020Read Also:Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh nets stunning equalizer against Blues“With the number of youngsters and inexperience in that Chelsea side, you are always going to get inconsistencies, because that’s what happens when you have so many inexperienced players in your team.“But I think they’re pretty much on track.“When Frank took on that job, he knew the circumstances, but overall he is doing a very, very good job.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Blues couldn’t sign any new players over the summer due to a transfer ban, meaning the 22-year-old has led the line so far this season. Loading… last_img read more

Sala crash pilot lost control, flew too fast: UK probe

first_imgFootballer Emiliano Sala was killed when the unlicensed pilot of his plane lost control and flew too fast as he tried to avoid bad weather, British aviation investigators said on Friday. The deadly plane crash cast a spotlight on lax aviation regulation in Britain The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said in its final report into the January 21, 2019 crash that the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft suffered an in-flight break-up and plunged in to the water, north of Guernsey, upside down. The AAIB also confirmed that pilot David Ibbotson, 59, was unlicensed to fly that particular aircraft and at night, when the tragedy occurred. He was also operating an unlicensed commercial flight and being paid an unspecified amount for the flight, which was illegal. Investigators said it was likely that he was affected by carbon monoxide. An interim report also found that Sala had suffered carbon monoxide poisoning before the plane crashed and was likely unconscious when it hit the water. Geraint Herbert, Senior Inspector of Air Accidents at AAIB, said the plane was flying erratically in its last moments as the pilot tried to avoid bad weather. “During this accident the pilot lost control of the aircraft during a turn, which we believe he was making to avoid poor weather,” Herbert told AFP. “After that the aircraft broke up in flight because it was manoeuvring at a speed well in excess of its maximum manoeuvring speed.” – ‘Not survivable’ – The plane was travelling at an estimated 270 miles per hour (435 kilometres per hour) when it hit the water, said the AAIB. Investigators said the impact was “not survivable”. Although there was no single cause for the accident, said investigators, the tragedy has thrown a spotlight on lax regulation. The 115-page report highlighted concerns over the growing use of unlicensed commercial flights, such as the one used to transport Sala, by the “sporting world”. The AAIB also recommended that carbon monoxide monitors be fitted as standard on all planes. Sala had signed for Cardiff in a £15 million ($19 million, 17-million-euro) deal completed just a few days before the crash The plane, built in 1984, did not have such a monitor and it is believed that the poisoning was caused by a faulty cabin heater. Herbert said two main factors contributed to the crash. “One was that the pilot was not experienced and qualified to fly the flight, but the other one of course was that he was probably suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning,” he said. “We have made a recommendation to the regulators to require the carriage of carbon monoxide detectors on aircraft such as this.” – Illegal charter flights – Sala had signed for Cardiff in a £15 million ($19 million, 17-million-euro) deal completed just a few days before the crash. The Argentinian was returning to Cardiff to take part in his first training session after saying goodbye to his teammates in northwest France. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi is coronavirus positive In a statement, Cardiff City said it “welcomed” the report which “raises a number of new questions which we hope will be addressed during the inquest recommencing next week”. That inquest is due to start next Monday in Bournemouth, southern England. The European Business Aviation Association said the tragedy and report had highlighted “the risks of illegal charter flights”. Reports in the British press have said former football agent Willie McKay said he paid for the fatal flight, but did not choose the pilot or the plane. Sala’s body was found several days after the crash, attached to wreckage from the plane, while Ibbotson’s body was never found.center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… last_img read more

Messi could make a sensational return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys

first_img Loading… Messi joined the Rosario club when he was just six years old and scored more than 500 goals for their youth teams before being snapped up by Barcelona aged 14. He has since gone on to become the Spanish giants’ greatest ever player and this week scored his 700th goal for the club in a draw with Atletico Madrid. Messi, now 33, has just under a year left on his lucrative £500,000 a week contract at the Nou Camp and speculation about his future remains rife. He is expected to extend his stay at Barca despite issues with boss Quique Setien and the club’s board, although he is yet to confirm when he will leave Spain. Cristian D’Amico, vice-president of Newell’s Old Boys, hopes that when that day comes, Messi opts for a return to his boyhood club instead of retirement.Advertisement Lionel Messi could finish his career back where it all started by joining Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina, the club’s vice-president has claimed. Talking about a sensational return for Messi while citing Diego Maradona’s brief spell at the club in the 1990s, D’Amico told TNT Sports: ‘I don’t know if it’s impossible. ‘It’s a decision exclusively made by him and his family. We have to have the best possible context to help make a decision. ‘When Maradona came to Newell’s, nobody thought that he would come either. I hope to do something similar with Leo.’ read also:Messi, Ronaldo name toughest opponents they’ve faced D’Amico added: ‘Obviously, that’s not to be selling smoke. It’s a difficult topic. ‘What Newell’s fan would not dream to see the best player in the world with the jersey of their team on? Time might allow such things, you have to be calm.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Real-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Showlast_img read more

Fauci says anti-quarantine protest could prolong the lockdown

first_imgDr. Anthony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is warning the public that anti-quarantine protest could backfire and actually prolong the pandemic.He spoke to Good Morning America on Monday stating that he understands the shutdown has affected many other aspects of people’s lives, but opening the country too early could cause bigger problems:“I think the message is that, clearly, this is something that is hurting from the standpoint of economics, from the standpoint of things that have nothing to do with the virus,” Fauci said. “But unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery, economically, is not gonna happen.”“If you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re gonna set yourself back,” Fauci continued. “So as painful as it is to go by the careful guidelines of gradually phasing into a reopening, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem.”At least 20 states including Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia  have seen protest in the last few days demanding that the government reopen some parts of the economy.Many of those protesters were seen without protective gear and standing in close quarters.Despite Fauci’s concern President Donald Trump urged state representatives who are have seen protest to “liberate” their residents stating that the restrictions are “too tough.”last_img read more

Preparations for CBC 3×3 tournament to begin next week

first_imgPREPARATIONS for the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) U-17 National 3×3 Tournament are set to commence in the new week, says Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Junior Hercules.The tournament is set to be hosted in February in the island of St Lucia. According to Hercules, the official email which includes tourney dates and other details will arrive in the new week.“Preparations will start in the new week specific to readiness of the players and rules etc,” said Hercules. He added that during the upcoming week he will reach out to the players for their passport documents and verifications.He was also of the opinion that in order for there to be good preparation, access should be afforded to multiple all-weather playing venues.“I will discuss a possible engagement with the Federation to see the selected team’s training time, rules overview and games to test (their) readiness” Hercules stated.The National team that will be representing Guyana is the Kwakwani Combine team which featured three Junior National players who competed in the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) in October.The team is made up of Stanton Rose, Jamal Gilkes, Timothy Thompson and Jonathan Mangra with the former two hailing from Kwakwani. Rose is also the reigning Road to Mecca 3 MVP and National School Basketball Festival MVP.Commenting on the team Hercules stated, “Rose is the best young player in the country, Thompson has shown he has the potential, Mangra has some experience and has proved he can play. Gilkes is very talented and just needs some polishing so for that age group it’s the best we have.”Hercules highlighted strategy, skills and consistency as the factors needed to win the tournament.last_img read more

Despite strong effort, Wisconsin falls to OSU

first_imgThe No. 16-ranked University of Wisconsin wrestling team fell to No. 6 Ohio State 24-18 Sunday in their last dual meet of the season.The result wasn’t one the Badgers were looking for on Senior Day as the meet was their last dual at the Field House this year and their last competition before the Big Ten Championships.“They wrestled well,” Wisconsin head coach Barry Davis said of Ohio State. “They’re one of the top teams in the Big Ten.”The dual started poorly for the Badgers as Ben Jordan was defeated 2-6 by the Buckeyes’? Jason Johnstone at 157 lbs.The next match proved to be the most exciting of the dual as eighth-ranked UW freshman Andrew Howe upset No. 2-ranked Colt Sponseller, 3-2. The match was extremely tight as the two carefully planned each one of their moves, scoring sparingly. Howe gained a 2-1 advantage with a takedown, but Sponseller evened it at two by the end of the second period. In the third period, Howe gained a point with an escape and held off a hard-fighting Sponseller until the horn sounded. Howe improved his record to 22-4 overall and stayed undefeated in dual matches after his most recent upset.The Buckeyes responded in the next two matches with wins at 174 lbs. as Dave Rella took down Travis Rutt, 3-5, and No. 2-ranked Mike Pucillo earned a major decision, easily defeating UW’s Eric Bugenhagen 4-14 at 184 lbs.UW then gained the lead going into the intermission as No. 3-ranked Dallas Herbst and No. 18 Kyle Massey easily won their matches. Herbst pinned opponent Jason Cook in the first period in the 197 lbs. class, and heavyweight Kyle Massey handled Ohio State’s Corey Morrison 8-1.Herbst was proud of his performance after the match.“Last time wrestling here, and I wanted to go out with a bang,” Herbst said. “And I guess I got that accomplished. I’ve been struggling a little bit this year with my pins, and to get one for the last one here felt good.”With the score 12-10 in the Badgers’ favor, the Buckeyes came out looking to take over, winning their next three matches. Ohio State’s Nikko Triggas pinned UW’s Drew Hammen in 2:22 in the 125 lbs. bout, and the 133 lbs. finished in similar fashion. UW’s Tom Kelliher fought off several pin attempts by No. 3-ranked Reece Humphrey, but Humphrey earned numerous takedowns and eventually a major decision, winning 13-3.The Buckeye’s extended their lead to 24-12 and put the dual out of reach as J Jaggers won a major decision against Eric Senescu after dominating him for a 13-3 win at 141 lbs. This match was highlighted by the curious absence of UW’s top wrestler, Zach Tanelli, who is currently No. 1 in the nation. The Badgers may have had a chance to take the dual if Tanelli had been active, but Tanelli was cautious and stayed out this dual in preparation of the Big Ten Championships next week.“It would have been a big difference if [Tanelli] had been in,” Herbst said of his teammate.Davis said Tanelli’s performance is too vital to risk anything.“We’re just trying to make sure he’s ready to go for the Big Ten’s,” Davis said. “That’s going to be the key factor down the road.”UW junior and No. 5-ranked Kyle Ruschell finished strong for the Badgers, though, as he pinned his opponent, Owen Schaefer, at the 4:29 mark in the 149 lbs. match. Ohio State was missing their No. 4-ranked wrestler, Lance Palmer, though, and Ruschell improved to 23-5 overall against the weaker competition.This dual marked the end of the regular season for both teams. Wisconsin fell to 9-8-0 overall and 3-5-0 in Big Ten play, and Ohio State improved to 17-2-0 overall and 7-1-0 in conference play.The Badgers will be losing eight seniors this year as Mike Felling, Dallas Herbst, Kyle Massey, Zach Tanelli, Justin Peterson, Kyle Reeve, Dan Rivers and Erik Senescu will be moving on after this season.“As a coach, it was hard to see those guys go, but we’re not done yet,” Davis said.The Wisconsin grapplers are looking forward to the Big Ten and national championship, though, taking this loss as just another learning experience.“It was a good dual meet; the dual meets are over with now, but now the war begins,” Davis said. “It’s another five days: two in the Big Ten’s and three in the NCAA’s.”Herbst echoed his coach.“The next two weeks, we’ll be working on [the Big Ten Championship],” Herbst said. “After that, we’re working on nationals — step by step.”last_img read more