Karnataka HC Dismisses Petition Seeking NIA Probe Into Sedition Case Against Amulya Leona

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Dismisses Petition Seeking NIA Probe Into Sedition Case Against Amulya Leona Mustafa Plumber28 July 2020 4:23 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by advocate H L Vishala Raghu, seeking to transfer the sedition case registered against 19-year-old Amulya Leona, to the National Investigation Agency. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice H P Sandesh said “Looking into the nature of allegations made in the FIR we do not think that this is a case…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by advocate H L Vishala Raghu, seeking to transfer the sedition case registered against 19-year-old Amulya Leona, to the National Investigation Agency. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice H P Sandesh said “Looking into the nature of allegations made in the FIR we do not think that this is a case where extraordinary jurisdiction is to be exercised for transferring the case to NIA. In a writ petition in the nature of Public Interest Litigation it is not possible to consider the prayer enjoining the respondents to apply for cancellation of bail of the accused and to conduct disciplinary inquiry against respondent (investigating officer).” During a hearing on July 2, the court had observed that “What is so special that the investigation should be transferred to NIA?” Raising doubts on the maintainability of the petition the court had said “Accused has the indefeasible right to be released on bail if the chargesheet is not filed within stipulated period. Which law says that bail can be cancelled?” The court in its order noted that on July 22 the petitioner’s counsel did not join the video conference hearing and even on a reminder being sent by the Registry the counsel has remained absent from the hearing today. Amulya was arrested on February 20, under section 124-A, 153 (A), 153-B, 505 (2) of Indian Penal Code, for raising Pakistan Zindabad slogan at a gathering held to protest against CAA, NRC and NPR. After being in police custody for five days she was sent to judicial custody and had been since then in prison. On June 10, she was released on default bail by the Magistrate court. The petition stated that as the offences alleged against the student are serious in nature and are concerning the peace and integrity of the nation. Next Storylast_img read more

Same old labs but not

first_imgWith the ability to do so much remotely, limits on the number of personnel allowed in the lab don’t pinch much now. In fact, Agar said, the shutdown made her realize that there’s another area where she might be able to find time: travel. During the shutdown, meetings she otherwise would have traveled to were swapped for videoconferences to no ill effect, and she expects that option to remain on the table in the future. Overall, Agar said, she has been getting more done in the same amount of time and the experience has made her think about whether the lab of the future might be smaller, less expensive, with more tasks done remotely.“I’m even starting to think we’ve learned from this,” Agar said. “Maybe we can envision the labs of tomorrow.” “It is sad. A lab is like a family, and we clearly have lost a lot by not being able to eat together every day or randomly have tea and start brainstorming,” Fortune said. “This is doable but not the same.”It may be even more difficult for principal investigators like Fortune, whose guiding and administrative roles can be done remotely and so, according to reopening guidelines, should be. Nathalie Agar, associate professor of neurosurgery and of radiology at Harvard Medical School, whose Brigham and Women’s Hospital lab investigates brain tumors, said that, with space at a premium, she’s installed a refrigerator and microwave in her office to create added lunch space for lab members.“They don’t want faculty there, so I just run central command from home,” Agar said.Several researchers expressed confidence in their safety while at work but said their commutes were a major concern. During the shutdown several institutions eased parking restrictions, which allowed those deemed essential to drive to work. But with more returning, parking has again become scarce. Living close to campus is a boon, and several lab workers say they’ve taken to walking. Others say the subway commute — perhaps eased by widespread adoption of shift work in downtown businesses — has been better than expected.“Everyone has been wearing face masks and maintaining social distance in all carriages,” said Maurice Itoe, who works in the Catteruccia Lab. “I work in the afternoon shift, and most often I am alone in a section of the train when heading home at night.”,While not entirely in the rear view, the COVID slowdown has not been without benefit. Desired or not, being locked out of the lab offered time to analyze existing data, write papers and grant applications, and begin dissertation drafts. Gyongyi Szabo, chief academic officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, whose lab remained partly open due to a mix of COVID and non-COVID work, said she encouraged lab members not at work to take advantage and “do some deep thinking.” They should ask themselves, she said, whether they’re on the right path and, if so, think about new projects, set goals for the next year, and consider where they see themselves in five years.For the Brigham’s Agar, operating in the shutdown made her realize just how much work could be done remotely and may have provided a glimpse of the future. Agar’s work is heavily focused on data analysis derived from tissue samples of brain, breast, and prostate cancer and over the shutdown, she realized that even with a skeleton lab crew, much of their work could continue.That’s because the mass spectrometers and other key equipment are accessible remotely, which means that as long as someone is there to physically swap out samples when needed, operating the machines and analyzing the data can be done from home. As a consequence, Agar said they were extremely busy over the shutdown.“I have nothing to complain about,” Agar said. “I feel bad for the groups that lost animals and expensive cell lines.” Related The worms are thawed and wiggling, the mosquitoes bred, buzzing, and adding to the other sounds of science being heard again across Harvard’s campuses and those of its affiliated hospitals.For thousands of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, students, research staff, and administrators, the transition from home to lab over the last few weeks is largely complete. Researchers are settling into de-densified labs with fewer colleagues, getting used to everyone being in masks, and adjusting to new routines — cleaning protocols, hand washing, traffic patterns, even guidelines for lunch — all devised with safety in mind. By now, many have had a baseline COVID-19 test and logged daily symptoms on the Crimson Clear smartphone app, which has gotten largely positive reviews. And research in the myriad areas unrelated to the pandemic is again underway.“I have to say that even though at the beginning there were uncertainties, and there were additional guidelines almost every day, everything has gone smoothly since,” said Marina Garcia, a postdoctoral fellow and COVID safety officer in the lab of Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics Monica Colaiacovo.Informed by the work of the multi-institutional Laboratory Reopening Planning Committee, headed by Harvard’s Vice Provost for Research Richard McCullough, labs began reopening in early June, with a handful of individuals beginning to carry out the cleaning, signage, work-station distancing, and other steps that were required before more could return.With Harvard-affiliated hospital representatives on the committee, McCullough said they were able to lean on the experience and insight gleaned from months of handling COVID-19 cases.“Everybody was pretty well aligned on what had to be done,” McCullough said. “The way we looked at it is, who better to go back than people who do research? They work in a lab environment, are comfortable with PPE, and are comfortable with environmental health and safety.”,Several faculty members, fellows, and students echoed Garcia’s assessment of a largely smooth reentry. Caroline Keroack, a Ph.D. student working in the Duraisingh Lab at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said things have been easier than expected, in part because everyone is pulling together.“I’m pretty excited to go back to work,” Keroack said. “This is actually easier than I thought it would be. We have worked really well together within our shift to manage shared equipment and space.”In the Harvard Chan School lab of Flaminia Catteruccia, Ph.D. student Alexandra Probst echoed others in expressing gratitude for the COVID safety officers and other colleagues who came into the lab early and got things ready.“It was definitely strange seeing my labmates with masks at first, but I think everyone adjusted to that pretty quickly,” Probst said. “Our whole lab, and particularly our COVID safety officer Jorge Santos, did a ton of work preparing for reopening so there haven’t been too many bumps since going back to the lab.”,A generally smooth reentry, however, doesn’t mean there were no difficulties at all, that scientific work wasn’t impacted, or that life is back to normal. Researchers point out that even if nothing else suffered, ongoing experiments were interrupted and three months of research time lost. In the Colaiacovo lab, a computer hard drive failed and IT support is working to restore data from a backup. The lab, which works with experimental roundworms, also lost some lines over the hiatus. Replacements have either been ordered from a strain stock center or thawed and regrown from the lab’s frozen stocks. In other labs, researchers are awaiting the resupply of personal protective equipment, since lab stocks were donated to hospitals in March, during the state’s initial COVID-19 surge.Researchers, like most of the rest of society, are also grappling with economic uncertainty. Initial concerns have been tempered by federal grants continuing despite the recent inactivity. And industry funders, whose dollars are often disbursed as milestones are met — a potentially challenging feature during the shutdown — have been showing flexibility, according to Allison Moriarty, vice president for research administration and compliance at the Brigham.Moriarty said that researchers and administrators are also keeping an eye on the broader pandemic. They are aware that the return to work was made possible by the low levels of disease here, but local conditions could change with cases surging nationally.Even as researchers have successfully embraced their new normal, some chafe at the rigid shift schedules, which vary between institutions but make the loose, anytime work culture a thing of the past — and perhaps the future. Instead of working until daily goals are accomplished, labs are now run on relatively strict timetables that must be observed to allow cleaning time before the next group arrives. The shift assignments are also fixed — a way to contain any outbreaks that might occur — meaning people are not allowed to switch shifts, even if there are specific colleagues with whom they want to work.Sarah Fortune, chair of the Harvard Chan School’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, said if there were one thing she could change, it would be allowing more flexibility, which she believes could be done while enforcing distancing and other safeguards. “I’m even starting to think we’ve learned from this. Maybe we can envision the labs of tomorrow.” — Nathalie Agar, associate professor of neurosurgery and of radiology at HMS As University facilities have shut down, faculty and staff gathered gear to pass along amid a nationwide shortage Labs donate protective equipment to health care workers Vice Provost Rick McCullough discusses the decision to shut down labs and outlines the plans to ensure a safe return to normal operations when the time comes Scaled-down labs felt ‘this special responsibility’ Harvard scientists put research on hold for safety, saw chance to help hospitals with precious gear Reopening research operations The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Allardyce struggling to recruit

first_imgSam Allardyce admits he has endured a miserable few days as the club continues to struggle to recruit new talent. Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Newcastle at Upton Park was the latest setback in a disappointing season that has left Allardyce desperately seeking to add quality to his squad. Defender Roger Johnson, on loan from League One Wolves, is his only capture to date and Allardyce said: “I had a terrible day (on Friday) when I thought that one player was signing for us and then I found out he wasn’t.” “In all the transfer windows as manager of Newcastle I’m nervous and I will be nervous until it shuts,” he said. “I think like all Premier League clubs, everybody’s for sale at some price. “We’re very conscious that we’ve got a good team and we’re trying to keep it together and push on from where we are. We’re not far behind the guys who are having such a dominant season in the top seven. We’re really kind of hanging in there and hopefully we can have an impact on that.” One man who is likely on the radars of several clubs is midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who scored twice in Saturday’s win, but Pardew was giving away little over the Frenchman’s future at the club. “I don’t really want to talk about it,” he said. “I think that’s a bit unfair after a game like this one. “He’s a class player, it’s obvious, and he’s had a great day for us, but I thought everybody played well in my team.” Press Association That was Monaco striker Lacina Traore, despite the Hammers having agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 club. They had even applied for a work permit for the 23-year-old and, following reports Everton have hijacked the deal, Allardyce admits there is little he can do. “They can apply for the work permit now. They’d have to do a separate application obviously. If we got it, they’d know they’ll get it,” he said. The Hammers boss also admitted a move for Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen was out of their reach. “I think under the circumstances at Arsenal, in the position that they’re in, in the Champions League and cup matches, they’ve had to use him as soon as any of the two defenders have been injured,” he said. “So I don’t think there’s any chance we’ll get somebody of his quality. It would be nice if I we could. “I’ve had targets and I haven’t got one yet apart from Roger Johnson, so I’ll keep going and hope we get some.” The picture is much rosier at St James’s Park, although Alan Pardew admits the transfer deadline cannot come soon enough for him as he fears losing players from his current squad. last_img read more

Golden Bucks come up short against Foxcroft in Class D North title game

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Latest Posts DOVER-FOXCROFT — Since falling to 1-3 after a difficult defeat against Foxcroft earlier this year, the Bucksport football team had been itching for another shot at its top Class D North competitor. With a state title game berth on the line, the Golden Bucks’ hopes of revenge simply couldn’t materialize.Second-ranked Bucksport failed to find momentum on offense Friday night and fell to a 34-0 road loss to top-seeded Foxcroft in the Class D North championship game. The loss snapped a five-game win streak for the Golden Bucks, who had averaged nearly 48 points per game since their Week 4 loss to the Ponies.Bucksport football players break through the team banner before kickoff against Foxcroft on Nov. 10 in Dover-Foxcroft. Despite losing the regional championship game, the Golden Bucks still ended the season 6-4 and finished as the No. 2 team in Class D North. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLBucksport failed to score on its opening drive, and the Ponies took advantage. With 8 minutes, 30 seconds left in the opening quarter, Foxcroft quarterback Nick Clawson threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Hyatt Smith to put the home team up 7-0.After Clawson ran the ball in from 18 yards out on Foxcroft’s next possession, the home team extended its lead to three scores when it blocked a punt and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. Neither team scored in the second quarter, and the Ponies (8-2) went to the locker room with a 20-0 lead.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoth teams kept each other off the scoreboard early in the second half, but as the end of the third quarter approached, it appeared that was about to change. Needing a touchdown to pull within two scores, Bucksport had moved into Foxcroft territory.Yet with just over a minute left in the third quarter, Foxcroft’s R.J. Nelson intercepted Chase Carmichael’s pass and ran it all the way back to put the home team ahead 27-0. That play was the backbreaker for Bucksport, which gave up the final score of the night with less than three minutes to play to fall to a shutout loss.Carmichael finished the game with 12 completions for 108 yards and added 47 rushing yards on eight carries. Fellow senior Keigan Riccard had 43 catches on four receptions, and junior Carter Tolmasoff had five receptions for 28 yards.Despite the loss, Bucksport’s 6-4 record and five-game winning streak stretching from Week 5 to the regional semifinals cemented it as the No. 2 team in Class D North. The regional title game appearance was the team’s first since it lost to Maine Central Institute in 2014.Tolmasoff will return for the Golden Bucks next year along with impact players David Gross, Logan Stanley, Luke Wardwell and Tyson Gray. Carmichael, Riccard, Devin Darveau, Derick Robbins, Foster Ashmore and Jacob Wilson will graduate in June. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez is a thorn in Cardinals’ side

first_imgHanley Ramirez couldn’t do a simple thing like laugh without pain from the fractured eighth rib on his left side.So Ramirez sure smiled a lot. He could laugh or he could cry. Or in this case, he smiled.It would’ve hurt more for Ramirez to be out of the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS with the Dodgers down 0-2 with a bunch of lifeless bats. The 29-year-old shortstop had never played in the playoffs before this stint and a pain in the rib wasn’t going to become a pain in the Dodgers’ side.“It’s just a different feeling in the postseason,” Ramirez said. “Every pitch, every out. It’s a different feeling in the playoffs, and you want to be a part of it.” No matter how much pain he had to hide, and Ramirez used that smile to mask perhaps a thousand grimaces.Ramirez made an improbable recovery, and he keyed the Dodgers to a 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Monday in Game 3. The Dodgers have pulled within 2-1 in the NLCS to jump out of a bleak hole.“They made a trade for me and it meant a lot to me,” Ramirez said in the dugout before the game. “Since the first day I got here, they showed me a lot of love and a lot of respect. I’ll do anything for this team and this city.”Ramirez earned the love back when he was introduced in pregame lineups. Everyone loves a player with a good comeback story, and he said that reaction got him energized.He already had energized his teammates just by stepping on the field. Andre Ethier – who’s playing through a foot injury – was in the lineup again, too. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “It’s definitely a big motivation when you see your star players go out there hurt,” Ryu said through a translator. “It really inspires you and motivates you to go out there and do the best you can.”Hanley did more. He was 2 for 4 and had two instrumental bloop singles and an insurance RBI in the eighth inning. He was the most impactful player for the Dodgers beside Ryu’s outdueling Adam Wainwright.Ramirez took well-documented batting practice – on the field so the Cardinals could see – and showed that a CT scan revelation wasn’t going to dictate whether he could swing a bat.He showed off padding around his ribs – to protect him in case he had to dive for a ball – and never grimaced.He told us so.“I told you I was going to be the same guy even with pain,” Ramirez said. “Just wanted to relax everyone and keep everyone loose.”Ramirez has long had this phrase attached to his locker: “Attitude is everything. Pick a good one.”Check.His mere presence showed his teammates a gritty, gutsy side. It wasn’t recognizable in Miami, maybe, but Los Angeles knows him as a mature, fun guy not a problem player.Every move he made a day earlier hurt. He couldn’t even swing a bat on Sunday, but there wasn’t a game then.Yasiel Puig brought a contagious energy and enthusiasm to the flailing club in June and helped start a turnaround that changed the Dodgers’ fortunes.Ramirez did that for the Dodgers on Monday.Armed with the knowledge that he couldn’t be further injured, Ramirez told Dodgers manager Mattingly he would play. Not that he could or should. That he would.It changed the entire Dodgers lineup.In the first inning.Ramirez hit the first pitch Wainwright threw at him and singled to shallow center field with two outs. In the fourth inning, after Mark Ellis hit a leadoff double, Ramirez flew out to right field but that enabled Ellis to move to third. An Adrian Gonzalez double scored Ellis, and the Dodgers led 1-0. Puig drove in another run with a two-out triple.In the eighth, Carl Crawford went from second to home on a bloop single by Ramirez. That gave the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. And more smiles from Ramirez.Defensively, Ramirez was fine. There was no situation where he needed to dive for grounders, so that was a plus.Ramirez had fun. He didn’t even sleep Sunday night, but he felt lucky to play in the playoffs, especially after that rib injury scratched him from the lineup in Game 2.If Ramirez wasn’t being stretched by trainers in the dugout, he was dancing. The only time he seemed stressed was when he couldn’t find his batting gloves in the dugout. Eventually, he found them.And you thought sneezing would cause him the most angst.After reliever Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth inning, Ramirez was dancing on the top dugout step and motioned for fans to give him some noise.He stole their hearts by playing through the pain of a broken rib. They happily obliged.Ramirez focused on the moment. He focused on the playoffs. He focused on his Dodgers teammates. And he focused on that smile.“I’m happy that Hanley was able to find the strength to play after getting hit so hard over there in St. Louis,” Puig said. “Really, everybody rallied around him, and we tried to do our best.”Ramirez didn’t dwell on that broken rib.And now, the Dodgers are no longer broken.last_img read more

SIOUX CITY HIRES NEW LIBRARY DIRECTOR

first_imgSioux City Public Library has a new director.Helen Rigdon has accepted the position of Library Director to succeed Betsy Thompson, who is retiring after 35 years with the Library, including the past 22 as Library Director.Rigdon comes to Sioux City from Wichita, Kansas, where she was a Branch Manager for the Wichita Public Library.Rigdon will begin her position as director for the Sioux City Public Library on October 9th.last_img

a month agoSouthampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepo

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Che Adams is happy for Moussa Djenepo over his goalscoring form.Djenepo, who also joined in the summer, bagged his second goal of the campaign to give Saints a win over Sheffield United.Having already produced two match-winning strikes, Adams is backing the £14m winger to be a success on the south coast.Adams explained: “He does it in training all the time. We know what he can bring and that’s why the manager brought him into a more attacking role.“From when he stepped in the door, you could see he has the ability and that’s why the club signed him.“It’s important if you’re an attacking player, you need to be able to cause opposing teams problems and he’s shown that.“I think he will be a massive player for us, he’s an attacking threat, and that’s what we need. He will help us in the league.” last_img read more

Steve Spurrier Named Ambassador, Consultant For Florida Athletics

first_imgSteve Spurrier seen on College GameDayTwitter/@PickSixPreviewsWhen Steve Spurrier resigned as South Carolina’s head coach midseason last year, there were many who believed that at some point, in some form, he’d head back to his alma mater – Florida – to finish up his career. It turns out they were right.Steve Spurrier will serve as an ambassador and consultant for Florida athletics, per UF release.— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 29, 2016Spurrier, who played quarterback for the Gators from 1963-1966, won a Heisman Trophy and later coached the program for 12 seasons, is headed back to Gainesville. Florida has announced that Spurrier will be an Ambassador and a Consultant for the Florida athletic department. Here’s more from AD Jeremy Foley, via Florida’s official website:“It’s a great day for the Gator Nation to be able to welcome Coach Spurrier back home,” Foley said. “He has served as a tremendous ambassador to the University and the athletic department for 50-plus years and it’s only fitting that at this point in his career, he is back in Gainesville. Being a Gator has always meant so much to Coach Spurrier, but it means just as much to us have him come home.”Spurrier began his college head coaching career at Duke, posting a 20-13-1 record from 1987-1989. After coaching the Gators for 12 seasons, during which he won a national title, he tried his hand in the NFL, coaching the Washington Redskins for two seasons. He later returned to the college ranks in 2005, spending 11 years as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier retired from coaching after six games this past season.Last month, Florida announced that it would be naming its football field in Spurrier’s honor.In 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Spurrier posted a 228-89-2 record with one national title – in 1996. His teams finished ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll 13 times.last_img read more

Radiation levels safe after Nplant fire says Ukraine

first_imgKiev: Ukrainian officials said Tuesday that radiation levels remained safe after a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant, leading to the shutdown of one of the reactors. The fire, which was extinguished within an hour, began late Monday at the Rivne nuclear power station in western Ukraine, around 300 kilometres (190 miles) from Kiev. It erupted in an electrical transformer, triggering the reactor protection system and “the third reactor was turned off,” Ilona Zayets, a spokeswoman for the state nuclear agency Energoatom, told AFP on Tuesday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”Radiation levels have not risen,” she said, adding that no one was hurt as a result of the incident. She said the causes are being investigated. The level of seriousness of the incident on the international scale for emergencies at nuclear stations is zero, the nuclear agency said in a statement. The third reactor remained switched off on Tuesday because the transformer needs to be replaced. Ukraine currently operates four nuclear power plants with a total of 15 reactors. Rivne power plant has four reactors. Nuclear power is an important energy source for Ukraine, accounting for around 50 percent of its electricity production. Ukraine was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster when one of the reactors at Chernobyl power station, which is about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Kiev, exploded in 1986 during testing.last_img read more

KJ Hill can move up depth chart with more strong performances

OSU redshirt freshman K.J. Hill (14) runs into the endzone for a touchdown during the first half of the Buckeyes’ season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAfter being left off the initial two-deep depth chart, Ohio State redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill made sure everyone knew his name after last Saturday’s game against Bowling Green. Hill caught the first offensive touchdown of the season for OSU, and looks to be a primary target for redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett in the future.Hill, listed at 6-foot and 200 pounds, redshirted last season after after competing for a vital receiving role with the likes of three now-NFL receivers. The former four-star recruit from North Little Rock High School hauled in two receptions for 58 yards along with the first quarter touchdown reception.The crowded wide receiver unit, filled with upperclassmen like redshirt senior Corey Smith, junior James Clark, along with versatile H-backs like junior Curtis Samuel and senior Dontre Wilson who can make plays with their hands and their feet, could easily cause a young player like Hill to get lost in the mix. However, the redshirt freshman knows he can prevent being overshadowed by performing at a high level against Tulsa.“Every time you get a ball or a chance you gotta make the most of it,” Hill said.Initially committed to Arkansas, Hill jumped ship and made the decision to become a Buckeye after former OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash left the Razorbacks to join OSU coach Urban Meyer’s squad. Hill said he was the one who made the call to see if the Buckeyes had an open spot for him.Meyer spoke highly of the ability of both Hill and his teammate — redshirt sophomore Noah Brown — on their ability to connect with Barrett and synchronize the timing of the routes they run. The relationship and ability by both men has earned high praise from the Buckeye coaching staff.Hill said the time he spent away from the field during his redshirt season motivated him to come out and work harder to become a top receiver for the Buckeyes.“It’s a tough process you go through. You know, I redshirted so I had a lot of downfalls and a lot of doubts,” Hill said. “I just kept going hard in practice, and my hard work paid off. I look back at it now and it was crazy.”Even with the top-tier production from Hill, he said the order of wide receivers has not changed, firmly placing him around the fifth or sixth receiver mark. Although this may seem buried in the depth chart, Hill can make a move up the roster if he continues to play at a high level.Hill will get his chance to make big plays against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. read more