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‘Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Webinar Series for Small…

first_img Small food processors will learn sustainable best practices for their business in the webinar series “Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic.” (Tom Campbell, College of Agriculture)An expert panel of food safety, food process and marketing specialists from Purdue University, Cornell University, University of California, Davis, and Ohio State University are convening for a special webinar series, “Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic.”Small food processors will learn sustainable best practices for their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will also share how new businesses can prepare to start operations once the pandemic is over.Participants are encouraged to bring marketing and food safety planning questions to a Q&A session at the end of each webinar. Participants will specifically learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and next steps for food safety planning.The schedule is:Wednesday, April 29GMP programs and COVID-19 risk management.Social media marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic.Food safety regulations for small food businesses. SHARE Previous articleCongressman Baird on the President’s Order to Keep Meat Packers Open and Some Rain Still in the Forecast on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articlePeterson Will Draft Emergency Plan for Agriculture Purdue University News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News ‘Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Webinar Series for Small Food… ‘Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Webinar Series for Small Food Processors Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Apr 30, 2020 center_img Wednesday, May 13Business marketing planning.Food safety culture during COVID-19.Food safety documentation requirements and recommendations. Register for the “Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic” webinar series online. This series is supported by a food safety outreach grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SHARE Wednesday, May 6Do’s and don’ts of cleaning and sanitation using chemicals.Social distancing and personal protective equipment.FSMA compliance and qualified exemptions. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, Padgett Law Group, and More …

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, Padgett Law Group, and More … Tagged with: CoreLogic EXOS Financial services industry mortgage Padgett Law Group Schiller Knapp Servicing Veterans United  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, Padgett Law Group, and More … Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. April 11, 2019 1,427 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img From partnerships and promotions to recognition and new services, catch the latest happenings in the industry in this update.CoreLogic recently announced its Instant Merge credit report and flood services are now available on LendingPad, a web-based, end-to-end loan origination system (LOS). The inclusion of Instant Merge credit reports joins the previously available Flood Determination services from CoreLogic in a series of planned product integrations on the LendingPad platform.The Instant Merge credit report provides specific demographic information, current and historical tradeline details and public records and inquiries with additional features such as identity verification, multiple scoring options, and detailed creditor contact information. Lenders can request an Instant Merge credit report and find the most up-to-date borrower information available from the three major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.“LendingPad is proud to be at the forefront of mortgage lending technologies and working with reputable industry leaders to enhance loan origination processes,” said Wes Yuan, Managing Director for LendingPad. “Our mutual customers will immediately enjoy the convenience and benefits of the CoreLogic credit and flood products inside of the LendingPad platform.”___________________________________________________________________________Padgett Law Group (PLG) has announced that Marissa M. Yaker has been promoted to Managing Attorney over the firm’s multi-state foreclosure practice. The promotion includes the firm’s foreclosure practices in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. In her new role, Yaker will specifically focus on FHA timelines, general processing timelines, and client education related to foreclosure changes, updates, and news across PLG’s multi-state footprint.“Timeline, turnaround, and quality are hallmarks of the PLG experience, and each of these are areas where Marissa excels. We are thrilled to have her in this expanded role where she’ll be able to share her talents for thoroughness, quality legal work, and efficient operational excellence with more of our clients and other PLG team members,” said Robyn Padgett, PLG’s Chief Development Officer.___________________________________________________________________________Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP has announced the promotion of Gregory J. Sanda to its partner ranks. Sanda is jointly responsible for the firm’s complex foreclosure litigation and eviction departments. His practice also focuses on commercial mortgage foreclosures, appellate work, and commercial litigation. For several years, Sanda has instructed on all topics related to foreclosure and has presented at various industry events on developments in foreclosure law, post-foreclosure issues, including eviction, the FDCPA, and other debt collection law and regulation. He is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Creditors’ Association of Upstate New York. Sanda is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.B.A. 1999), the George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2003), and the George Washington University School of Business (M.B.A. 2003).“Since joining our firm, five years ago, Greg has contributed greatly to the firm’s continued success. Together with his extensive litigation background and business insight (MBA) he will continue to add tremendous value and expertise to our firm and within the partnership ranks,” said William Schiller, Managing Partner at Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP.___________________________________________________________________________Pittsburgh-headquartered, EXOS Technologies, a ServiceLink company providing cloud-based digital technologies to the mortgage industry, is partnering with California-based digital technologies and solutions company Tavant to amplify its digital strategy. Through this partnership, Tavant’s AI-powered digital lending platform – VΞLOX, which has processed more than 4 million digital mortgage transactions, is integrating with EXOS Title, EXOS Valuations, and EXOS Close.”EXOS is an innovative industry platform that enhances the consumer experience through key touch points that are often overlooked in the digitization of the origination process,” said Kiran Vattem, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at ServiceLink. “We’re confident that EXOS will be a great addition to Tavant’s robust package of products.”___________________________________________________________________________Veterans United Home Loans, has made the Top 5on Great Place to Work and Fortune’s list of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance for the second year in a row. The list ranks the Top 30 largest companies and the Top 30 small and medium companies, with Veterans Unitedranking No. 3 on the large companies list. The ranking considered feedback representing more than 726,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the financial services and insurance industry.“Our employees are committed to living out our values and providing the Veterans and service members we serve with the best possible customer service experience,” said Dr. Amanda Andrade, Chief People Officer at Veterans United. “Our biggest asset in our company is our employees. The dedication and drive they bring each and every day is unparalleled in our industry.”Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included “employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Previous: How Technology Is Powering Property Preservation Next: Mountain West Financial Rolls Out Lender Price System The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CoreLogic EXOS Financial services industry mortgage Padgett Law Group Schiller Knapp Servicing Veterans United 2019-04-11 Radhika Ojha Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Google, ITA & The Future of DIY Data Mining Tools

first_imgRelated Posts Google + ITA: A SummaryA long list of industry players opposed the deal but Google will be required to continue offering data to other search engines for a number of years, at a “reasonable price.” Opponents argue that the move will raise travel prices and stifle innovation. Google says it will not raise prices and that its engineers working with ITA’s engineers, instead of just the data they produce, will lead to an increase in innovation in travel technology. The US Department of Justice appears to have made a deal with Google that would allow it to acquire ITA Software, a company that provides airline data to travel search engines, for $700 million with a list of conditions. One of my favorite websites in the world is now in Google’s hands. Built as a side-project by ITA engineers, Needlebase is a point-and-click data extraction tool that recommends merges and allows for data to be visualized in multiple ways including as maps. I am not a technology blogger because I am moved by news that air travelers may have to pay a few hundred dollars more per year. I’m moved by technology that puts formerly inaccessible skills into the hands of everyday people to create beautiful things, like Needlebase. Needlebase is the WordPress or YouTube of data extraction and manipulation and if Google kills it I’m going to be very upset. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick I’m not the only blogger who’s been excited about this service. Liz Gannes wrote first about it, saying: “Needlebase, as it’s known, is a nifty way to give structure to disorganized and constantly changing information on any topic.” If you know Liz you know that is about as excited as she gets about websites. (She’s an objective journalist.)I’m unabashedly excited about Needle, I use it almost every day to do things that I could never have done as quickly or at all without it. Here’s some reading on how and why:Needlebase: Get This DIY Web Analysis Tool Before Google Does Our initial review of the product.DIY Data Tool Needlebase Now Available to EveryoneA round-up of some examples of the things I’ve been able to do with Needlebase.How to Track the Future of the Music Industry (or Anything Else)Corporate Social Strategists on Twitter: Looking at the NumbersProbably my most complex and valuable use of Needlebase yet.How to Use Twitter Plus Needlebase to Discover Fabulous ThingsI built a list of journalists on Twitter with more than 500 followers and living in the South Eastern US. In minutes. And I recorded a screencast here on how to use the tools involved.Please Google, don’t kill Needlebase. If Web 2.0 was all about enabling anyone to publish content online and if the next stage of the web is all about working with the data from the last wave of publishing tools and from the coming world of connected devices – please let this tool for democratizing working with that data survive and thrive. Tags:#Analysis#Data Services#web last_img read more

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a day agoMan Utd paid fortune to Alexis in bonuses

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd paid fortune to Alexis in bonusesby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez reportedly pocketed nearly £5m in bonuses from his dismal campaign last season with Manchester United.Sanchez was shipped out on loan to Inter Milan this summer after a dismal campaign for United which saw him score just two goals in 27 appearances.The Chilean forward joined United to huge fanfare in January 2018, signing as the club’s top earner on £400,000.The Sun says despite flopping last season, he picked up a whopping £4,920,011 in performance-related bonuses and image rights.That is the equivalent of a staggering £100,000 a week.Inter are currently paying half of Sanchez’s wages after United managed to offload the 30-year-old during the summer. last_img read more

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Kamal Haasan to campaign for TMCs Andaman candidate

first_imgKolkata: Actor-turned-politician and founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan will campaign for the Trinamool Congress candidate of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Haasan announced the same after holding a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna on Monday.”The meeting was excellent. Makkal Needhi Maiam is in alliance with Trinamool Congress for Andaman and we hope this special relationship will evolve in future. I am going to campaign for their candidate in Andaman and for this I am going there on April 6,” Haasan told reporters after his meeting with Banerjee that lasted more than an hour. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Chief Minister said that Trinamool Congress has forged an alliance with the party which Hassan had floated on February 21 last year, from his hometown of Rameswaram. “He came to wish me well. There will be a public meeting at Andaman in support of Trinamool’s candidate, which Haasan will address. On behalf of our party, Sujit Bose will be present,” Banerjee said. Trinamool Congress has nominated Ayaan Mondal to contest for the Lok Sabha seat in the islands. Mondal is the grandson of eight-time MP from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Manoranjan Bhakta, who had won on a Congress ticket. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayBishnu Pada Ray of BJP is the sitting MP of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In 2014, he had won by a margin of 7,812 votes. When questioned whether Haasan will campaign for Trinamool in Bengal, he said: “I will consider this. But right now my hands are full. There are 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and my first concentration will be on that state. But my love for Bengal and Kerala will continue.” He also maintained that MNM is a small regional party and the alliance will be taken forward step-by-step, following discussions with the Chief Minister. It may be mentioned that Andaman and Nicobar Islands has only one Lok Sabha constituency, which represents the entire Union Territory. Haasan has recently proved himself to be a sharp critic of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a “rich man’s guard.”last_img read more

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Wayanad is no cakewalk

first_imgCongress President Rahul Gandhi filed nomination papers to contest from the Wayanad constituency which on Thursday, turned into a ‘human sea’ with thousands lining up streets and crowding squares to catch a glimpse of Rahul accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Up north, in Amethi, BJP candidate Smriti Irani, looked like she was in breakheart pass, the limelight going south to bypass Wayanad, tri-junction Kerala-Karnataka-Tamil Nadu. As Gandhi family’s pocket borough Amethi loses some of its privileged sheen, Wayanad is where all eyes are set. People from not only Wayanad and the rest of Kerala but also denizens of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka thronged Rahul-Priyanka Road Show’s route, prefixed and affixed to Rahul’s bandwagon. Also Read – A special kind of bondBut does Rahul Gandhi know wild animals stalk the constituency? They come out of forest lairs and descend from mountain fastness to disturb humans bent to tasks in cleared forestland, once free-range for elephants and big cats. Rahul should know pioneer land-buyers, mostly Christian migrants from central Kerala, crowded wild animals into shrinking jungles and forced adivasis to make a hasty retreat early last century. Does Rahul Gandhi know ‘his’ constituency; if so, how well? Rahul is the sort of politician who surrounds himself with armchair experts. Mostly young, they campaign on Twitter, and voters of Wayanad are woeful twitter-warriors. But they know their pepper and their coffee beans, plantain and banana. Can he tell the difference? He’ll have to. Also Read – Insider threat managementThere is this reporter who writes, “In Wayanad, Rahul will be greeted not just by the ecstatic mob of Congressmen alone, but a motley crowd of grim-faced farmers and Adivasis as well.” Astounding reportage. How does this guy know beforehand it will be an “ecstatic mob” of Congressmen or a “motley crowd of grim-faced farmers and adivasis”? That said, it’s fact “farmers and adivasis” are the two big chunks of voters in Wayanad. They make up 40 per cent of Wayanad’s voters. The Wayanad farmer is affected by climate change, is victim of public and private moneylenders; is hit by the free-fall of farm-produce prices and dogged and dragged by wild animals, alpha-predators. The Wayanad adivasi is in no better shape. If anything, worse off. They fall squarely in Rahul’s ‘NYAY’ bracket. After the initial years of hard back-breaking work, the second and third generations of Wayanad-farmers lived well-off lives. Pepper, coffee and cardamom made them rich. They lived life king-sized. Then land got “raped” and the environment degraded. Prices of commercial crops crashed. Moneylenders took charge. Today, the farmers, nearly 21 per cent of Wayanad, are living on borrowed money and borrowed time. Will Rahul Gandhi be able to improve their lot if he doesn’t become Prime Minister? Last August’s floods left farmers devastated and depressed. Loan burdens, drought-like conditions, results of diminishing forests and ill-conceived tourism initiatives, left holes in the hilly terrain, green cover gone. Rahul Gandhi has his work cut out. He can start by giving a good read to the Madhav Gadgil report. Wayanad needs to strike a balance between human and wildlife. Road and rail connectivity ought to improve and environmental concerns should not be overlooked. Medical care for people should go hand in hand with education. Food security for the tribal and other poor should be guaranteed. Successive UDF governments did not do much for Wayanad, where’s the guarantee Rahul Gandhi will? Congress is a strong entity in the state. Even if he doesn’t become Prime Minister, he still can make a difference in the lives of the people of Wayanad. According to reports, Rahul is not that unfamiliar with Wayanad. He’s been in and out of the constituency before. The problem is that Rahul has a less than sterling record in Amethi. And Smriti Irani is hollering this “fact” from Amethi. Also, it wouldn’t be a cakewalk. The LDF and the BJP-BDJS combine, both, have Rahul Gandhi in their crosshairs. The state Congress unit has its task cut out. It cannot let Rahul Gandhi, Congress President no less, lose. Religious groups have a considerable say and sway in Kerala politics. Even atheist-communists like Pinarayi Vijayan and Prakash Karat understand which religious denominations ought to be courted, which should not be. Rahul Gandhi cannot wear the ‘Janeou’ over his kurta in Wayanad; that much is fait accompli. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Bulk waste generators must segregate waste on site in Gurugram Deputy Commissioner

first_imgGurugram: Deputy commissioner Amit Khatri held a meeting wherein strict instructions were given to ensure compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules (2016) in Gurugram district.The directive was given to officials of the district urban local bodies (ULB) department, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). An MCG official present at all three meetings said that the tone of these meeting was urgent as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had, last Tuesday, come down heavily on district authorities for unscientific management of waste at the Bandhwari landfill. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesKhatri instructed officials to ensure that all of the city’s bulk waste generators segregate waste on site and have their own composting units. He also instructed that this model should be replicated on an industrial scale for large manufacturing units as well as at a panchayat level throughout Gurugram district. MCG Commissioner Yashpal Yadav said that the MCG has already identified 1,800 bulk waste generators within its jurisdiction, including industries, RWAs, restaurants, hospitals and industrial units. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarOf these, 100 are slotted to be fitted with compost units by June-end. “About 42 of these sites in Sohna and another 27 in Pataudi should be sufficiently equipped to handle their own waste by next week. On the whole, we are aiming to reduce the amount of garbage sent to Bandhwari by 50 per cent by the end of 2019,” said Yashpal Yadav, the MCG Commissioner. At the meeting, MCG officials revealed that 1,936 shopkeepers selling goods in polythene had been invoiced over the past year, raising just over Rs16 lakh in fines. Confiscated and recycled plastic materials have also been collected for the purpose of building plastic-infused roads in the city, which should commence sometime late next month. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken strict cognisance of the waste segregation system in Gururgam. The strict observation by the green court comes at a time when the recycling facilities in Bandhwari landfill site is yet to kick-off fully. Speaking on the issue Yashapal Yadav the MCG Commissioner said that they are in the process of implementing concrete plans with timelines so that the strategies can be implemented fully. At present, more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily.last_img read more

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Miller eyeing opportunity to start on OSU line

Coming out of Trinity High School in Washington, Penn., senior Andrew Miller committed to Ohio State as a tight end prospect ranked 41st overall by By his junior year, Miller was starting at left tackle instead. “The coaches sat me down and said that the best position for my future, and the future of this team, was on the offensive line,” Miller said. “And it’s hard to say no to that.” Growing up in Pennsylvania, Miller’s mother Lynne Miller was leery of allowing her son to play football. In fact, it wasn’t until he was roughly 12 years old that he began to play football for the first time. “When he signed up for baseball, his baseball coach was the one who told him that he wanted Andrew to play on the football team,” Lynne said. “The football coach in our area, he used to go from door to door and recruit just like the big guys do. And Andrew wanted to play badly.” While Miller currently stands at 6-feet-6-inches tall and weighs in at almost 300 pounds, Lynne stressed that he’s always been bigger than most. “He was a lineman even back then,” Lynne said. “He was always much bigger than the average kid his age.” As a senior playing for Trinity High School, Miller was named to the all-Pennsylvania team. He caught 11 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns. College football programs from all over the country were recruiting Miller. Offers were coming in from Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Indiana, just to name a few. But when Miller finally had to make a decision about where he wanted to play, it was the last school that made a pitch to him that he decided to sign with. “I understood that OSU was a good football program, and I knew that I could be successful here with football,” Miller said. “Once I found out all of the other things like academics and how good the people are around here, there just wasn’t another choice for me.” “We went to see it, and it’s hard to turn your back on OSU,” Lynne said. “Not just the facilities but the people and the coaches. Every time we went to a campus we thought that it would be the one, but when we saw OSU, it was just above and beyond.” After working hard for two years, Miller was finally given the opportunity to start at left tackle in his junior year. Then, four games into the season, he came down with the flu and had to sit out games against Indiana and Wisconsin. Coming into this season, Miller had every intention of competing for a starting position on the line. Unfortunately, a left elbow injury kept him from displaying his full potential. “My elbow injury has been going on for so long that I can’t really sit here and dwell on it,” Miller said. “I don’t want to get it fixed and be out for a long time.” Injury or not, Miller has every intention of cracking the starting lineup before the season ends. “The goal is always to be a starter and I compete every single day,” Miller said. “I’m never going to submit. Everyone has their role on the team, but I don’t want to see myself as a role player who only comes in on jumbo packages. “But at the end of the day, I have however many games left here at OSU and I’m going to make the most of them.” Miller, who was a National Honor Society member in high school with a 3.99 grade point average, still dreams of playing professionally when he’s finished with school. But if it doesn’t work out, he has other career opportunities in mind. “If that (professional football) doesn’t work out, I’m going to pursue a career in sales,” Miller said. “And so I have a few leads in some medical fields, selling orthopedic and medical equipment, things of that nature.” Lynne believes that the key to her son’s success is a constant dedication to bettering himself. “Andrew is very disciplined,” Lynne said. “He always got his work done and he always planned ahead. I was always amazed. I would say ‘where did you get that from?’ I don’t know where he got it from because it wasn’t from me.” read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State drops final regularseason game to Indiana in defensive

Ohio State sophomore guard C.J. Jackson attempts a shot over Indiana’s Thomas Bryant on March 4 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said the Buckeyes defense would have to be at an “all-time high” on Saturday against Indiana to close out the regular season with a win.It was quite the opposite.The Indiana Hoosiers (17-14, 7-11 Big Ten) made their first six shots and 13 of their first 15 en route to a 96-92 win over Ohio State on Senior Day at the Schottenstein Center. The Hoosiers shot 59 percent from the field and 65 percent in the first half.Indiana junior guard Robert Johnson led all scorers with 26 points and snapped his shooting slump by making 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3.Sophomore center Thomas Bryant, redshirt junior guard Josh Newkirk and junior guard James Blackmon were also in double figures with 16, 18 and 22, respectively.Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led the Buckeyes with 20 points. Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, and sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle each had 18 points, while redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson added 19.“We scored 92 but they scored 96 so obviously we weren’t playing the defense that we play,” Tate said. “I’m more focused on the defense and giving up 96 points — unacceptable, especially 50-plus at half.”Johnson had been shooting 7 for 42 combined from 3 in his last eight games, but came out firing from the get-go. Johnson’s early offensive output severely dictated how the game was going to play out for the OSU defense.“We’re a get-well card for guys,” Matta said. “You’re struggling? Play Ohio State and you get out of your slump just like that. It’s been like that all year long.”From the tip, OSU was outpaced by the Indiana offense. Blackmon drilled a 3 to cap an 11-0 run in the first two minutes and 18 seconds. Indiana had scored 19 points by the first media timeout and led 32-15 at the under-12 timeout. The Hoosiers led 54-40 at the half.“It seemed like every shot they were taking was going in,” Tate said. “We knew they were a transition team and that killed us. We didn’t get back, build walls, stop the ball fast enough for them to run their half-court offense, and that was the game plan.”Matta called for a double team in the post when Bryant caught the ball, and even implemented a zone press on occasion to slow down the Indiana attack. Tate said that at halftime, OSU knew Indiana couldn’t continue to shoot the way it did in the first half.Sure enough, the Buckeye defense stepped up in the second half, allowing just four points from the 18:05 mark to 9:14 remaining. Starting with a layup from junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and a 3 by sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, the Buckeyes went on a 10-0 run before the first media timeout, cutting the deficit to four.Then, less than three minutes later, back-to-back 3s from senior guard Marc Loving and Jackson grabbed OSU its first lead of the game, 62-61.However, Blackmon ended that short-lived lead on the next possession with a 3 of his own. After a Tate layup tied the game at 64, Indiana’s shooting came to life with a 10-0 run. At the final media timeout, the Hoosiers led 84-74.“They were hitting tough shots, they were making 3s and that kind of killed us from there,” Jackson said.OSU continued to answer Indiana free throws with buckets of its own. Jackson made a shot from deep with 3.3 seconds remaining to cut the Hoosier lead to 94-92. But Blackmon was iced the game with two free throws with 2.7 seconds left.With the loss, OSU is now guaranteed to play on Wednesday at the Big Ten Tournament. If Nebraska beats Michigan at home on Sunday night, OSU will be the 12th seed and plays Penn State at 4:30 p.m. If Michigan wins, OSU will be the 11th seed against Rutgers at 7 p.m.“Every loss is going to not feel too good,” Tate said. “What’s done is done and we just got to prepare to make a run in the tournament.” read more