June 4

Two Limerick firms through to final of Irish innovation Awards

first_imgTwitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Attention Business/News Desks 15/6/2018 Repro Free.Electricity Exchange, the leading provider of smart grid technology and virtual power plant services on Friday announced that due to the rapid growth, the Company will now begin the process to double its workforce over the coming months. Photographed at the announcement were co-founders Duncan O’Toole(left) and Dr Paddy Finn(right) with Sean Kelly, MEP who sits on the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee, the International Trade Committee and the Fisheries Committee with some of the latest advanced power monitoring solutions.Photograph Liam Burke Press 22The Company, co-founded by Dr. Paddy Finn and Mr. Duncan O’Toole and in which Bord na Móna took a 50% share in 2016, operate a virtual power plant from its 24hr operations centre in Limerick. Electricity Exchange offers a virtual power plant service, which pays large electricity consumers to make excess energy available to the grid when its required. Their ground-breaking hardware and software ecosystem is capable of remotely reducing electricity demand on the sites of hundreds of large electricity consumers, either by turning on existing back-up generators or by shutting down non-essential processes for short periods, to make their power available to other users on the electricity system. This achieves the same net effect as a conventional power power plant with the added benefits of being faster, more scalable and less costly and carbon intensive to deploy.The Irish Innovation Awards nominees have been announced with two Limerick businesses making it to the final.Electricity Exchange and Farmhedge are among the fifteen finalists from established companies and start-ups which have been nominated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Electricity Exchange, which is based in Plassey, is a Limerick start-up which has developed a fast-acting control and metering system to maximise the revenues which can be earned from Eir-Grid’s DS3 System Services programme.This product is designed to meter, detect and respond to frequency deviations on the national grid at speeds nearly three times faster than the fastest rate of response required by EirGrid. For its customers the system maximises the reward for being on standby to resolve frequency deviations on the grid.Farmhedge, which is based in UL, has been nominated in the IT and Fintech category for building a technology platform that enables fast and personalised communication across the agriculture supply chain. Transactions are initiated either on the supply side or demand side and create distinct economic benefits for farmers and the companies they work with.For the Awards, three finalists are nominated in five different categories with the category winners going forward to compete for the overall Innovation of the Year Award. The winners will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony at the RDS in Dublin on November 5th. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Advertisement Facebookcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessNewsLimerickTwo Limerick firms through to final of Irish innovation AwardsBy Meghann Scully – September 30, 2019 285 Previous articleLet’s Get Physical – Physical activity can help older people in Limerick to live healthier for longerNext articleCouncillors approve plans for O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSElectricity ExchangeFarmhedgeinnovationInnovation awardsKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

March 1

Take your passport and go, Amanpour says

first_img Ode to Harvard Senior MacKenzie Sigalos delivers one of two Harvard orations, a Class Day tradition. The occasion also featured the humorous Ivy orations. Graduation gathering Sanjey Sivanesan ’10 (from left), Kaartiga Sivanesan ’06, and their mother, Renuka Sivanesan, listen carefully. CNN, reporting in International television correspondent Christiane Amanpour was the main speaker for this year’s Class Day ceremonies, traditionally organized by the seniors and held the day before Commencement. Friends and families Audience members pay close attention to the speakers. Class Day 2010 Temperature up, jacket off Featured speaker Christiane Amanpour succumbs to the heat and removes her jacket. Sea of listeners Seniors and their families gather in Tercentenary Theatre for Class Day festivities. Tune time Audience members listen to the Harvard Band at the close of the day’s ceremonies. Having a heat wave A.C. Gomez ’13 waits for empty water containers to be picked up. The lighter side Jose Robles (from left), Silvia Robles, and Victoria Robles enjoy the speeches. Rose Lincoln, Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographers Getting the message Christopher Miller ’10 listens to Amanpour’s words of advice to the senior class. Moments for memories Amanpour poses for photographs with seniors and their families. International television correspondent Christiane Amanpour urged Harvard’s graduating class to take a year before plunging into the job market and head overseas to work on the myriad problems facing the world.“I hope you will take this moment to think about traveling,” Amanpour said. “There is so much opportunity out in the developing part of the world … where I have been for the past 27-odd years. People are waiting for you. They’re waiting for an army of energetic idealists like you to help build small businesses, to run schools, to teach class … It will change your lives, and it will set you on the road to your future.”Amanpour, who has been a fixture on the front lines of conflicts and disasters overseas for CNN, was the main speaker for this year’s Class Day ceremonies, traditionally organized by the seniors and held the day before Commencement. In her 25-minute speech Wednesday (May 26), Amanpour hearkened back to the Marshall Plan, the massive European aid effort unveiled at Harvard’s 1947 Commencement by Secretary of State George Marshall. Just two years after the end of World War II, he outlined the assistance that was pivotal in helping Europe to rebuild from its rubble. Today, Amanpour said, America’s challenge is similar, involving stabilizing Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Haiti, all important to America’s peace and security.“Beyond the armies and treasure of the United States deployed to these places, they need armies of people like you who are graduating today, civilians wielding … high ideals, smart ideas, smartly deployed to really make development work,” Amanpour said.Amanpour delivered her address in Harvard Yard’s Tercentenary Theatre. Amanpour said she too was graduating, after a fashion, moving on after 27 years at CNN to host ABC’s Sunday morning “This Week” program.She was one of several speakers to address the seniors during Class Day, which offers a less formal setting than Commencement’s scripted rites and provides a chance for class members and College officials to address those attending.Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds briefed the students on what was coming Commencement Day, describing the exercises as “full of incantation and free of explanation,” and warning the students that the time will likely pass quickly for them, joking that it may seem especially quick since they probably won’t be paying attention.Hammonds said the students will be sent into the world to “advance knowledge, promote understanding, and serve society,” goals she hoped they’d advance. She also added a personal farewell to the students and wished them luck.The ceremonies also featured two Harvard orations, delivered by MacKenzie Sigalos and Benjamin Schwartz, the humorous Ivy orations, delivered by James Wilsterman and Alexandra Petri, and remarks by class officers and the president-elect of the Harvard Alumni Association, Robert Bowie.Bowie said that though departing Harvard will be tinged with sadness for the students, they are embarking on an exciting journey. Although the closeness of House life will be gone, the students will become part of an alumni network that spans the world and can prove helpful virtually anywhere.The Ames Awards, given annually to the man and woman who have dedicated themselves to service, this year went to Talya Havice, who took a leave from Harvard in 2001 to join the Marine Corps and who was commissioned a second lieutenant earlier in the afternoon, and Adam Travis, who worked tirelessly for the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.Amanpour, who got her start at then-fledgling CNN in 1983 after graduating from the University of Rhode Island, urged students to take risks and work in some field that they’re passionate about, that will spur them to work hard, and increase their chances of becoming successful.“Mastery, mission, purpose: Those … were my greatest motivators,” Amanpour said. “Right now, I passionately wish for all of you to find something that sets you on fire, that fills you with joy, and love, and commitment.”Despite the economic difficulties now facing journalism, Amanpour said, there is still as large a need for quality, professional journalism as ever. Amanpour called journalism “a public trust” and a critical element of democracy.Other prominent speakers who have headlined Class Day include NBC’s “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer last year, Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke in 2008, and former President Bill Clinton in 2007. Earlier speakers have ranged from the serious (humanitarian Mother Teresa) to the silly (comedian Sacha Baron Cohen). An audience request Seniors Caitlin Lewarch, Anne Calkins, and Laura Garvin playfully gesture for the band to play the second stanza of “Ten Thousand Men of Harvard.”last_img read more

December 20

Judo at the Military World Games

first_imgBy Dialogo July 15, 2011 Judo fights take place on an 8m x 8m tatami. Each fight lasts up to five minutes, if no athlete succeeds in applying the ippon, the perfect move in this sport and one that ends the fight independently of the moment at which it is executed. In the case of a tie, there is an extension of up to three minutes, in which the winner is determined by any point scored. If the tie persists, the referees decide the winner. There are three referees, and each has one vote. Judo points are classified as yuko, wazari, and ippon. A yuko happens when the opponent falls sideways or when he or she is immobilized for between 15 and 19 seconds. A wazari is scored when the rival is thrown backward without the force or speed characteristic of an ippon. Immobilization for 20 to 24 seconds also characterizes a wazari. A wazari is worth half a point. Two wazaris equal one ippon. An ippon determines the winner. It happens when the opponent falls down on his or her back, at the end of a perfect move, finalized by a stranglehold or chokehold, or when he or she is immobilized for 25 seconds.last_img read more

August 12

Gloucestershire strike the first blow in title showdown

first_img Gloucestershire struck the first blow in today’s tense showdown at the English Women’s County Finals, beating Yorkshire 2-1 in the foursomes.The South West champions lost the top game 3/2 to Yorkshire champion Megan Garland and Curtis Cup player Rochelle Morris. But they held their nerve to win the other two games, which both finished on the 18th green.Both games unfolded in similar fashion. First, Alex Giles and Claudia Ovens halved the 16th in birdie to get to dormie two up, but lost the 17th. On the 18th Giles played a superb shot to within 5ft of the pin which was eventually conceded for the win.Behind them, England international Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders also birdied 16 to be dormie two up and also lost 17. But they too held on to their advantage, helped by an excellent long approach putt from Popel which finished close to the hole. It was the first time this week that their opponents, international Olivia Winning and Alison Knowles, had been beaten in the foursomes.The teams now head into the afternoon singles and the winners of the match will take become English County Champions.The other four teams at County Finals are battling for places in the table. Surrey lead Staffordshire 2.5-0.5 after the foursomes. Martha Lewis and Alice Spani-Molella halved with Staffordshire’s Emily Brennan and Gina Wilkie; Lauren Horsford and Nicola Taylor won 6/5; and the final game was conceded to Surrey after Staffordshire’s Morgan Thomas hurt her back.In the third match Norfolk and Gloucestershire shared the foursomes points. Tracey Williamson and her daughter, Amelia, won the first point 3/1 for Norfolk; the bottom game was won 2up by Buckinghamshire’s Lucy Matthews and Lizi Sweetnam and the middle game was halved.Click here for full scoresCaption: Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders (image © Leaderboard Photography) 16 Sep 2016 Gloucestershire strike the first blow in title showdown last_img read more

August 4

New Jersey’s “Other” Red Bank

first_imgby Maria MulleveyThere’s an “other” Red Bank?  Yes, that’s correct, but this “other” Red Bank has little in common with the thriving hub on the Jersey Shore that is rich with shopping, restaurants, arts and culture.Several years ago, I was studying a map of New Jersey and quite by accident I discovered the “other” Red Bank in Gloucester County.  It is located in the shores of the Delaware River across from Philadelphia and south of Cherry Hill.An on-line search revealed a story of our American history that neither I, nor my family and friends, had any knowledge of.The Red Bank Battlefield was the location of a significant Revolutionary event.With my curiosity, and now my husband’s, piquing, we planned our trip to the “other” Red Bank on the “other” Jersey Shore.The autumnal weather was sunny and glorious as we traveled on the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.  The fall foliage didn’t disappoint us and either did our lunch at the Westville Diner, a should be-destination for **ITALSDiners, Drive Ins and Dives.***ENDWithin minutes after lunch, we crossed over a small bridge to National Park, New Jersey, home of the Red Bank Battlefield.  We were greeted with signs that told of the history of Red Bank as we drove on Red Bank Road.Our arrival at Red Bank Battlefield and Whitall House was breathtaking with the magnificent Delaware River as backdrop.  A spacious and beautifully designed park complete with rolling lawns, gazebos, memorial benches and promenade lay before us.Red Bank was the location of a plantation owned by James and Ann Whitall, wealthy Quakers who built their home in 1748.  Peace and tranquility did not last for long. The Continental Army seized the property and Fort Mercer was constricted as a defense for Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War.In October 1777, the British sent the Hessians, German mercenaries, to attack this small garrison at Red Bank.  The battle lasted less than an hour, during which only 400 Americans remarkably defeated 1,200 Hessians.  The American Revolution literally came to the Whitall’s doorstep at Red Bank.A reenactment of the battle is presented every year around October 22.  You can tour the beautiful Whitall House and view its lovely period rooms.  Is that old blood I see?  The “other Red Bank is not like “our” Red Bank, but certainly worth the ride.last_img read more

November 30

Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of Santo Tomas guard Marvin Lee surveys the floor against University of the Philippines during their game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas lost to University of the Philippines by the slimmest of margins and it couldn’t be more heartbreaking for the Growling Tigers with the way the game turned out Sunday.But no matter how painful UST’s loss was, team captain Marvin Lee still took some positives out of it as the Growling Tigers shift their focus in their coming games. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:16Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Alaska extends streak, comes back to beat Kia Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next “For me, what happened was a good experience and we’ll use this loss as a motivation for our future games,” said Lee in Filipino after the Tigers’ 74-73 loss to the Maroons at Mall of Asia Arena. Lee, who finished with a game-high 20 points, would’ve been UST’s hero after burying two free throws that put his team ahead, 73-71, with 5.4 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe story, however, was Paul Desiderio, who sank the go-ahead triple with 1.1 ticks remaining.“Well, it was over and we can’t do anything about the result,” said Lee. “I think the first game just wasn’t for us.” MOST READlast_img read more

November 27

UST Salinggawi win medals in Singapore tilt

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:42PH 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid UST also won the silver medal in the Team Cheer Open All-Girl Premier Category after tallying 190.5 points.According to The Varsitarian, UST’s official student publication, Salinggawi head coach Mark Chaiwalla described his team’s medal haul as “overwhelming and satisfying.”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, logistics“Although we did not win in the co-ed division, I’m still thankful because we’re competing against international teams that strong,” said Chaiwalla in the report. NU secures twice-to-beat edge, FEU trumps UP Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Salinggawi Dance Troupe copped a couple of medals in the Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championship in Singapore recently.Salinggawi took the gold in the Open Freestyle Pom division after scoring 183 points to edge Malaysia’s Xavier Elite who scored 180.5.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

October 27

UNC Paid Duke Over $27K For Locker Room Damages, But AD Bubba Cunningham Clearly Isn’t Happy

first_imgNorth Carolina football spray painted 'UNC' in Duke locker room.Well, so much for UNC and Duke getting along. As a result of the damages the North Carolina football team caused to Duke’s locker room and facilities after this past November’s football game, the Blue Devils sent the Tar Heels a $27,140 bill. Head coach Larry Fedora and school AD Bubba Cunningham each wrote personal checks for $13,585 to split the cost, according to The Herald-Sun. But it doesn’t appear that UNC’s brass are necessarily happy about it. Cunningham, in a letter to Duke AD Kevin White, claimed that he didn’t understand the charges. He also made note of the fact that someone painted D-U-K-E on some of UNC’s pillars last year.“While I may not understand the charges assessed, we take complete responsibility for our students and our programs.” Laura Keeley, Duke beat reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, also mentions that Cunningham was disappointed that Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe didn’t return Larry Fedora’s “apology call.”Bubba Cunningham also said he was disappointed Duke coach David Cutcliffe never returned Larry Fedora’s apology call— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Keeley also tweeted out a number of photos of the damages. Photo of said damaged locker room carpet in the Duke visitor’s locker room, which was replaced for $22,028.44 pic.twitter.com/qdcwqUP0LL— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Spray paint on Duke practice facility walls pic.twitter.com/XL3rzXVuCe— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015More spray paint damage in Duke vistor’s locker room pic.twitter.com/ts55QzDWx6— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015More spray paint damage in the Duke visitor’s locker room — repainting that & Wallace Wade billed at $4,470 pic.twitter.com/acJ3n1c7h2— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015And, finally, the picture of Wallace Wade spray paint damage pic.twitter.com/fQdHYMip7H— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Duke and North Carolina renew their rivalry this November 7th in Chapel Hill.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

October 12

Uplifting the poor

first_imgRahul promised justice to the poor and Jaitley criticised the gesture. That is, of course, classic politics with ensuing arguments and counter-arguments being the order of the day. But, what captivates mass interest is the Indian version of the Universal Basic Income (UBI) which Rahul and company have promised to the 20 per cent of poorest families in India. Policymakers, economists, and whoever who can relate to the pros and cons of this Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or Minimum income guarantee scheme are frenzied over Congress’ novel announcement framed as “final assault on poverty”. While the premise piques curiosity owing to an unprecedented step which has been promised should Congress come to power, the cost, feasibility, scalability, et al, concerns loom large over this ground-breaking idea. Rs 12,000 per month per family to cover nearly 5 crore families and with Jaitley’s courtesy, Team Congress is asserting that Rs 3.6 lakh crore will be the outlay from the exchequer in order to fulfil its crucial electoral promise. One of the many apprehensions is the widening of fiscal deficit which revolves around the inquisitiveness as to where will the money for such a grand scheme come from. The current dispensation has estimated this year’s fiscal deficit at 3.4 per cent. Rough estimations cite that Congress’ NYAY will be three times India’s fiscal deficit and six times its Defence budget. Rahul’s claim that calculations have been done and fiscal repercussions have been analysed to arrive at a conclusion that such a poverty-exclusive scheme is feasible. It means that NYAY would not affect India’s fiscal deficit but the massive outlay, then, must be aptly accommodated to not have any impact on the fiscal deficit. There are only two ways to do that – increase revenues or cut expenditure – and Congress went silent on that, for now. If Congress decides to cut expenditure then which sector would suffer a cut-down and their “expenditure-rationalisation” call requires explicit elaboration. Should the revenue be increased, Congress would require to increase taxes for the top income group in which case we may see inheritance and wealth taxes be implemented. The other way is to strictly provide subsidies to the poor and let the rich pay the market amount. This will neutralise the budget. Also Read – A compounding difficultyHaving accepted Rahul’s assertion that this scheme is feasible, the second apprehension circles around identification of the beneficiary. Poorest 20 per cent sounds ambiguous. Moreover, this bracket is below the controversial poverty line, and hence ignores all those who are above its ambit but still below the poverty line. And, not just those but families that are barely above the line and still fall in need of government for economic support schemes. Income data surveys will be needed and extensive identification process will be required to be undertaken to resolve this and the biggest problem that stands tall like a wall to this identification process is the fact that maximum Indians are involved in the informal sector where the income meanders every day. Peculiarities surround NYAY and only discussions will reveal the actual picture. On the other hand, Congress could have tried employment guarantee scheme again – reinvigorating their previous efforts. Surging new life in MGNREGA could have also answered similar questions that exist under the Modi regime. Unemployment, being a direct issue, would also make it an apt manifesto agenda while tackling the monetary issue with regard to poverty. Also Read – An askew democracy NYAY, a derivative of UBI, does provide financial support but nothing else. This support still leaves the poor without work or informal work with the onus of finding one on the beneficiary alone. An income support scheme in this regard gets eclipsed by an employment guarantee scheme because the latter provides for a job, money while implicitly increasing nation’s workforce or asset (as per economics). There are many questions that remain unanswered as far as NYAY is concerned with uncertainty revolving around exactly what will be the compensation for pulling off this unprecedented scheme for the poor in fiscal terms. The other angle is writing off other schemes which will again be contentious. At this juncture, curiosity hovers whether Congress is serious with its “final assault on poor” or is it just rallying around supposedly utopian methods to pull the voters on its side and register a landslide victory, marking an end to NDA’s era. If the latter turns out to be true then it would not be any better than the previous five years for the poor since NDA or UPA, BJP or Congress, it is the same narrative term after term – the poor remains poor with the rich-poor disparity in wealth widening like an obese person!last_img read more

September 28

Football DreMont Jones will play final game for Ohio State in Rose

Ohio State defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones (86) takes the field in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignFollowing Ohio State’s win against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship, redshirt junior Dre’Mont Jones’ future as a Buckeye was up in the air.When asked if he would play in the Rose Bowl, Jones responded, “we’ll see.”On Wednesday, Jones put all those rumors to rest, announcing he will play in the Rose Bowl against Washington on Jan. 1. Jones also said it will be his final game at Ohio State, forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Jones was a first-team All-Big Ten member this season after leading the Buckeyes with 7.5 sacks, as well as earning 12.5 tackles for loss. Jones became an even more important player for Ohio State this season as the team lost junior defensive end Nick Bosa for the season with a core muscle injury.Jones is projected by many to be a first round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. read more