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Gender equality draft law approved

first_img22 August 2012The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Draft Bill for publication in the Government Gazette for public comment.The draft law is aimed at enforcing compliance in both the government and the private sector in matters of gender mainstreaming and equality.It also seeks to provide the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities with the necessary authority to monitor, review and oversee gender mainstreaming and integration of gender equality considerations into all programmes of government and other sectors; and to promote the protection and advancement of women as envisaged in section 9 (2) of the Constitution.During the launch of Women’s Month, Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana highlighted noted an array of measures that have drastically improved the position and conditions of women in the country since 1994.“Women occupy influential positions in government and play an important role in decision-making processes,” Xingwana said.She pointed out, however, that women still bore a disproportionate burden of the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment.“Women continue to be marginalised and discriminated against in terms of economic opportunities, the labour market as well as access to land, credit and finance.”According to the 2011 Businesswomen Association (BWA) South African Women in Leadership Census, women hold only 4.4% of CEO/MD positions, 5.3% of chairperson positions and 15.8% of all directorships.The report indicated that in the public service, women hold 35% of all senior managerial positions.Xingwana said she was confident that through the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, the department would be responding to the calls made by the BWA and many women who find themselves discriminated against on the basis of their gender.The Bill is expected to be published on the Government Gazette this week and the public will have 30 days to submit their comments.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Shootin’ the Shed – Wagner Farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the first installment of “Shootin’ the Shed”, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits the farm of Randy Wagner. In 1975, Randy’s dad, Coy, had one of the biggest Morton Buildings built for the time. Take a look at the extras that Coy chose for the building and a request he made as the contract was being signed.last_img

Gnip Now Offers Smarter Activity Feeds With PostRank

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Full feeds of data are exciting, but sometimes you need a little something special.Gnip, the Boulder, Colorado startup aiming to act as a clearinghouse for user activity updates from around the web, announced a partnership today with Canadian firm PostRank, to offer additional versions of Gnip-delivered data feeds, filtered by popularity. Gnip could already deliver anyone a big bucket of user data like photos from Flickr, submissions from Digg or slide shows from SlideShare – but now this partnership will allow customers the option of receiving only those items that were most commented on, linked-to, tweeted about, etc. It’s wonky, but it’s a whole lot of fun.Popularity isn’t a perfect substitute for quality, but it’s not a bad place to start looking. Especially when inbound feeds are being displayed on a 3rd party’s website automatically, the ability to crank up or down popularity criteria for inclusion in a feed can be really useful. We use Postrank around the ReadWriteWeb team often: to make sure we don’t miss big stories on niche blogs, to display the most recent break-out hits on other blogs we write about and to power the Community Management Aggregator that automatically delivers the hottest posts from community management experts to customers of our Guide to Online Community Management. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#news#web marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

James Muir on Closing the Sale – Episode #95

first_imgTweets you can use to share this episodeThe sales process equals conversations and commitmentsClick To TweetNo customer should ever feel they need to be defensive about the sales conversationClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:48 — 32.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSClosing the sale is arguably one of the most difficult and most misunderstood parts of the sales process. It’s true for many reasons, including missed steps prior to the close and wrong assumptions about whether or not the prospect is actually ready to close the deal. In this conversation you’ll hear two veteran sales professionals, James Muir and Anthony Iannarino pick each other’s brains about what it takes to have a truly effective sales conversation, the places where most sales professionals miss the mark, and why asking for a commitment is such a hard thing – when it shouldn’t be.James Muir on Closing The Sale – Ep 95Click To TweetThe sales process equals conversations and commitments.Sales is intimidating to most people simply because they think of it in the wrong terms. It’s not about pushing or coercing people to do something they don’t want to do or can’t afford to do. It’s about helping people investigate their needs and discover the best solutions for them. That takes a conversation, or many of them, with the sales person being the one skilled at asking the right questions to make the needed discoveries. Sales is conversations followed by commitments, that’s it. In this conversation, James and Anthony chat about why asking for a commitment goes awry so often and what sales people can do to ensure their prospects are actually ready to make a commitment when the time comes.Before closing, you’ve got to lead the customer to see WHY they need to change.Most customers or prospects know they have problems that need solving. The sales professional wouldn’t be able to get a meeting with them in the first place if they didn’t know that. But the solutions that will solve those problems are going to require change on the part of many people within the company and that’s where people begin to resist in the sales process. The sales person needs to take the time, perhaps through many conversations, to help the prospect understand WHY they need to change, what’s at stake if they don’t. Anthony and his guest, James Muir chat about how a salesperson can effectively lead their customers to that realization and close the sale – on this episode.Before closing, you’ve got to lead the customer to see WHY they need to changeClick To TweetNo customer should ever feel they need to be defensive about the sales conversation.Defensiveness flows from a feeling or belief that another person is critical of you or the decisions you’ve made. It’s what you feel when you’re being pushed to do something you don’t want to do. Effective sales people come alongside their prospects instead of pushing them forward from behind. They consult, they help, they answer questions, and they ask plenty of insightful questions of their own. No customer should EVER feel the need to be defensive when a sales professional is doing their job the right way. Join Anthony as he and James Muir recount what they’ve learned about closing the sale, on this episode of In The Arena.Consultative selling is a collaborative, participatory process.No sales professional wants to be perceived as pushy or coercive. They know being perceived that way will kill their career. What’s the alternative? Being consultative, learning how to become the trusted expert customers can learn from as they seek to address the needs within their business. But consultative selling is about more than being an expert, it’s about being a partner with the customer, getting on the same side of the table to explore solutions together. When you can become a participant in the prospect’s exploration of a solution to their problems, you become the trusted advisor you really want and need to be.Consultative selling is a collaborative, participatory processClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to his friend, James Muir. The things that changed that prompted James to write his book. Things sales people need to understand about what they are really doing when closing. The critical misunderstanding closers make. Underestimating the role of showing the customer how the sales process works. The sales closing process is not a linear process: why it’s important to know. Why sales people are horrified at the prospect of asking for a commitment from prospects. Not securing a commitment to change is where sales people begin to miss the mark. Consultative selling is a collaborative, participatory process. How you can get James’ audio book.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeJames’ website: http://puremuir.com/www.PureMuir.com/TheLostArtOfClosing – get James’ audiobook for free069268910907352116980070511136The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinolast_img read more

Mission Impossible?

first_img“Freddy Fittler and Lammy were good and were also stirring the boys up as well so it will be good to watch,” Norman added with his trademark competitive grin.  See also Touch Football Australia’s CEO Colm Maguire’s take on the program via YouTube and stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels in coming days providing a sneak peek of the on/off beach action.You can watch The NRL Rookie at the following times and can also watch online at www.nrlrookie.com. ·         Premiere – Tuesday (28 June) – GO! 7.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS)·         Encore 1 – Wednesday – CH9 10.30PM (SYD/BRIS) Â·         Encore 2 – Saturday – CH9 1PM (BRIS)·         Encore 3 – Sunday – CH9 2.30PM (SYD) Â·         Encore 4 – Monday – GO! 11.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS/ADE/PER).   “New Zealand was great, it was something totally different. It was great for us TFA/BLK ambassadors to get over there and get amongst those NRL Rookie guys. Episode five of the popular 10-part series will be broadcast on Tuesday, 28 June 7.30pm and replayed throughout next week; tune in to see which team prevails (refer below TV schedule/times). Does the superior fitness and strength of the NRL Rookies see them through? Or, is it the guile, speed and deception of the Touch stars that leaves the Rookies and the Piha Beach sands in their wake?The TFA All Stars team (pictured above) features some of the best Touch Football talent ever assembled in a ‘Mixed’ format. The team demonstrates the distinct family connection, which embodies the social side and highlights the inclusive nature of the sport and strong participation numbers Australia-wide. Destination? The black sands of Piha Beach on the beautiful but wild, west coast of New Zealand. And, serving further notice to the NRL Rookies is the fact that each of the Touch Football stars love the feel of sand between their toes: they all reside, cut their teeth and compete regularly near a beach traversing the East Coast of Australia. Touch Football Australia and BLK Ambassadors Sam Brisby, Samantha Rodgers, husband and wife team of Dylan and Emily Hennessey, Peter Norman and Kylie Hilder all travelled to New Zealand late last year to film the segment. For those playing at home, The NRL Rookie is the new reality show on Channel Nine/Gem offering a guaranteed NRL contract to the lucky amateur player who can prove to the respective judges he has what it takes to perform at the highest level and secure a lucrative contract. After starting with 28 players in late-May, the team was then halved to 14 in Episode One, with now just a handful of players remaining in episode five. For Hennessey (pictured above with wife Emily), it was an opportunity to admire not only the country but also The NRL Rookie talent on show. “It was so exciting to be a part of the series and being able to play the NRL boys in their Rookie quest and adventure,” Rodgers said. “It was a great experience to go over there and not only witness the program but also be a part of it; so that was pretty amazing,” she added. On top of his most recent appointment as part of Mal Meninga’s Kangaroos coaching contingent (backs coach), he is also a regular in the Masters’ divisions at the National Touch League, NSW State Cup and State of Origin Series events as well. The show also features Performance Psychologist, Dr Kate Baecher as well as host, Channel Nine personality, Erin Molan. Fresh from their recent Trans-Tasman success also in Auckland, Australian Men’s Open representative stars, Pete Norman and Dylan Hennessey said they all thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the show. “Lots of them are characters, there’s a couple of good footy players in there with some quality skills,” Norman said.center_img “Those boys have a lot of talent and we wish them all the best for their careers.” “I think it will be pretty funny – there will be some good highlights and some good Touch Footy on show. It was in the sand so it was pretty tough!” Will the ‘NRL Rookies’ meet their match in an epic Beach Touch match in New Zealand? In a clandestine operation late-2015, six of Australia’s best Touch Football athletes quietly exited the country with a covert mission on their mind. Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler is coach of the side, assisted by Mark Geyer and Adrian Lam. ‘Lammy’ of course, along with his QLD State of Origin captaincy and Roosters and Wigan Rugby League pedigree boasts an equally impressive Touch Football CV, representing Australia on 11 occasions – at the 1991 World Cup in Auckland as well as one Test Match against New Zealand in the same year. Following instructions from TFA and with boots and passports packed, work leave approved and the GPS coordinates set to a remote Beach near Auckland, our intrepid Aussie reps were primed, programmed and ready to perform upon landing. The mission? Take on to their knowledge an undisclosed team of potential NRL stars in a game of Beach Touch, all looking for a shot at an NRL contract and the big time.Status? Fast forward nine months and six of our Australian representatives will finally get to reveal their sublime skills on next week’s episode of the popular Channel Nine/GO production, ‘The NRL Rookie’. Australian Women’s Open representative, Samantha Rodgers (pictured above, front/left) and partner of the other Sam (Brisby, right), thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Related Files160621_media_release_mission_impossible_the_nrl_rookie_tf_v1-0-pdfRelated LinksNRL Rookielast_img read more

College Football Playoff Preview Clemsons OneMan Offense vs The Balanced Sooners

Johnny ManzielTexas A&M20137593286.7 392005USC95.878.717.1 402014Oregon91.369.921.4 432006BYU90.064.525.5 352010Stanford91.976.415.5 Johnny ManzielTexas A&M20121,41045%91.3 Denard RobinsonMichigan20121,2665382.7 Cam NewtonAuburn20101,4733790.0 202005Penn State74.083.49.4 Matt JonesArkansas20046223081.7 Tim TebowFlorida20078953486.5 Dak PrescottMississippi St.20138293486.5 422015Alabama70.892.922.1 162012Oregon88.381.76.6 RANKSEASONTEAMOFFENSEDEFENSEGAP 82014Alabama84.982.52.4 282009TCU70.282.612.4 Greg Ward Jr.Houston20151,0343381.1 Chase ClementRice20086933778.8 Collin KleinKansas St.20129203783.1 QUARTERBACKTEAMSEASONRUSH YARDSSHARE OF TEAM RUSHINGQBR Denard RobinsonMichigan20101,7025579.9 322015Ohio State67.080.613.6 262008Texas89.077.611.4 362008Oklahoma95.379.216.1 Terrance BroadwayLA-Lafayette20127693175.0 42010Boise State87.886.90.9 92008USC89.486.62.8 Watson’s excellence under a heavy all-around workload puts him in rare company. He is one of 14 quarterbacks over the past 11 seasons (shown in the table below) to post a season QBR of 75 or higher while also rushing for at least 30 percent of his team’s total yards on the ground. The only quarterbacks to post better QBR numbers while running as much: Manziel (twice), Pat White and Newton. And Watson is a sophomore, meaning that — like Manziel — he could end up on this list again. 122008Florida91.486.45.0 Cody FajardoNevada20121,1213278.2 Pat WhiteWest Virginia20071,3353583.3 132007Kansas74.179.25.1 342011Alabama80.494.514.1 62007West Virginia78.577.60.9 222011Oklahoma State88.178.49.7 22015Oklahoma83.383.00.3 Tyler MurphyBoston College20141,1843680.2 Dak PrescottMississippi St.20155413281.3 112011Boise State82.477.54.9 412009Texas67.489.121.7 Deshaun WatsonClemson20158873186.6 32006USC79.079.60.6 152009Florida80.186.05.9 52012Alabama90.391.20.9 172010Ohio State80.087.07.0 EFFICIENCY 242013Baylor87.977.810.1 272014TCU75.888.012.2 312009Alabama77.389.912.6 382012Texas A&M91.374.616.7 Balance of elite college football teams, 2005-15 182005Texas92.085.07.0 192010Alabama87.779.18.6 252005Ohio State73.383.710.4 212012FSU74.383.89.5 Oklahoma: The balanced Sooners are favoritesOklahoma is our model’s favorite to win the College Football Playoff, with a 41 percent chance at the national championship. If the Sooners do take home the trophy, it will likely be due to a stellar effort on both offense and defense. This isn’t exactly a novel conceit — every team needs both units to play well to succeed at the highest levels — but it’s particularly true for Oklahoma, one of the most balanced teams in recent college football history.Overall, Oklahoma is very good, rating well in all the fashionable advanced metrics. The Sooners sit at No. 1 in ESPN’s Football Power Index, which FiveThirtyEight’s college football model uses for game predictions. Oklahoma is also the top team according to Football Perspective’s Simple Rating System. And according to our Elo ratings, the Sooners are the fifth-best squad.That’s all remarkable, in the usual ways a championship-level team is remarkable; what’s less common, though, is Oklahoma’s balance. The Sooners are the only team in the country to rate in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. On offense, quarterback Baker Mayfield leads a sharp passing attack, with heavy utilization of All-American receiver Sterling Shepard. Buttressing that efficiency through the air is an impressive running back duo of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, who have combined for more than 2,000 yards this year. The Sooner defense, led by standout linebacker Eric Striker, can crimp offenses in several ways — it’s in the top 10 among all FBS teams in both sacks and interceptions.One way to look at team balance historically is to define it as the absolute gap between a team’s offensive and defensive efficiency ratings. Going back to the 2005 season among teams in the top four in overall efficiency, these Sooners are the second-most-balanced team of the decade. Only the 2013 Alabama squad had a smaller gap between its offense and defense. 332011LSU76.690.213.6 302014Ohio State87.574.912.6 Source: ESPN, TRUMEDIA Is Deshaun Watson the new Johnny Manziel? 292007USC71.183.512.4 Source: ESPN 72006Ohio State83.382.11.2 When Oklahoma faces Clemson on New Year’s Eve, its defense will have to confront a passing and rushing attack orchestrated by a quarterback with myriad skills — ranging from a dangerous deep passing ability to sharp scrambling instincts. Deshaun Watson is the rare QB who excels at being a one-man offense. 372013Oregon87.771.316.4 Clemson: Deshaun Watson is a one-man offenseUndefeated, No. 1-ranked Clemson enters the College Football Playoff with two major advantages: a top-notch defense and a star quarterback. The Tigers’ offensive attack is led by Deshaun Watson, a Heisman finalist and electric dual-threat quarterback in the vein of Johnny Manziel and Cam Newton. And like Manziel and Newton, Watson has carried his team into the national spotlight seemingly by himself.According to ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR), Watson is the third-highest-rated quarterback in the nation. (By adjusting for opponent strength, QBR aims to be a comprehensive measure of QB performance.) The only QBs to rate higher than Watson are Brandon Allen, of five-loss Arkansas, and Baylor’s Seth Russell, who suffered a season-ending injury after seven excellent games. Watson’s raw stats are also impressive: He has accumulated more than 3,500 yards and 30 passing touchdowns through the air, along with another 887 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and 11 rushing touchdowns on the ground.Overall, Watson is responsible for 66 percent of Clemon’s total offensive yards (passing and rushing combined). Considering how efficiently he has played (shown by QBR) and how much of the offensive burden he has shouldered, Watson’s season is quite the outlier. 232006LSU85.075.19.9 102013FSU93.589.24.3 12013Alabama85.785.90.2 142015Clemson81.387.15.8 Pat WhiteWest Virginia20061,2193190.5 Clemson and Oklahoma square off on New Year’s Eve in a matchup that pits the nation’s only remaining undefeated team (the Tigers) against the favorite according to FiveThirtyEight’s college football model (the Sooners). Both teams have a strong defense, but on offense they’re a contrast. Clemson has a one-man scoring machine in dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson. Oklahoma, on the other hand, is evenly balanced between a nifty passing attack and two strong running backs. In fact, the Sooners are one of the more balanced teams in recent college football history. 442007Florida93.149.843.3 Of course, offense and defense aren’t all there is to football. And on special teams, the Sooners aren’t quite so intimidating or balanced. Frankly, they’re bad. Oklahoma is ranked No. 93 of 128 FBS teams.At least broadly, it looks like Oklahoma is on to something here. The correlation between overall efficiency and the gap between offense and defense among all teams is strong and negative,1Specifically, it’s -0.195. meaning the less balanced a team is, the worse it performs. This isn’t an effect of talent imbalance among worse schools, either: Among the top 25 teams in overall efficiency in each season since 2005, the more efficient teams have been slightly more balanced as well, though the relationship is weaker here.If Oklahoma wins out and reconfirms FiveThirtyEight’s soothsaying abilities, it will likely go down as one of the least one-dimensional teams that college football has seen in quite some time. Perhaps this style doesn’t produce the same thrilling, back-and-forth games the best imbalanced squads play, like that ridiculous 2007 Gators season (Tim Tebow’s first as a full-time starter), but its effectiveness isn’t in doubt.Read more: Alabama’s Dominant Run Attack vs. A Lucky Michigan State Team read more

Five Questions to ask about Ohio State – Arkansas

1. Will the suspended players start in the Sugar Bowl or have their playing time limited in any way? It’s doubtful anyone will know the answer to this question until minutes before kickoff. There are arguments for and against the players even participating in the game. However, if Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey and Mike Adams even miss a few possessions, that could give the Razorbacks a lead they may never relinquish. If coach Jim Tressel decides to bench the suspended players for any amount of time, it would be beneficial for the Buckeyes to go on defense in the beginning of the game to try to set the tone against the high-scoring Arkansas offense. 2. Can Pryor put up Cam Newton-like numbers against the Arkansas defense? Back in mid-October, Auburn and Arkansas put on an offensive exhibition for the ages. The two schools combined for 108 points, 1,036 yards and 55 first downs. Auburn quarterback and Heisman winner Newton accounted for a total 329 total yards and four touchdowns. Ohio State would be in very good position to win the game if Pryor approached Newton’s staggering numbers. And although Pryor and Newton play the game differently, despite their similar size and stature, Tressel plans on paying close attention to the Auburn game in his preparation for Arkansas. “We’ll study that one for sure because we always love to steal ideas from anybody,” Tressel said. “And most especially when you think you have similar capabilities.” 3. How will Arkansas try to crack the nation’s No. 2-ranked defense? The obvious and most probable answer is that the Razorbacks will rely on the arm of quarterback Ryan Mallett, who has passed for more than 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in consecutive seasons. The 6-foot-6 Michigan transfer also spreads the ball around — six of his teammates have 27 or more catches — but tends to favor D.J. Williams, who has 49 receptions this season. Williams, who won the John Mackey Award, which is given to the nation’s top tight end, presents a unique problem for the OSU defense: It hasn’t faced a tight end of Williams’ caliber all season long. A case could be made that the Razorbacks and their No. 3 passing offense haven’t seen a defense like the Buckeyes, who are not only atop the Big Ten in many defensive statistics but are also No. 5 nationally in third-down conversion percentage and No. 9 in red-zone defense, two critical defensive statistics. 4. Which team will win the special teams struggle? Deciphering the differences between the team’s two kickers is akin to distinguishing between identical twins. Devin Barclay and Arkansas’ Zach Hocker each have three misses on the year, and both have made all of their extra points. Thus, field position could come down to kick- and punt-return coverage. The OSU special teams, which hit rock bottom after allowing the opening kickoff to be taken for a touchdown at Wisconsin, has steadily improved over the last half of the season as the team has gotten players back from injury. Glancing over the statistics, each team appears to have an edge in the return game. OSU is No. 3 in the country in kick returns, as the tandem of Jordan Hall and Jaamal Berry has averaged nearly 27 yards per return. Meanwhile, Arkansas averages a little more than 17 yards on punt returns, good for fourth in the country. 5. Is this the year OSU snaps its bowl game losing streak against the SEC? A lot has to go right for the Scarlet and Gray to snap its 0-9 bowl game record against the SEC. But the main area OSU needs to focus on is something it’s done well in all season: forcing turnovers on defense and limiting them on offense. OSU is plus-14 in turnover margin, good for third in the country. Arkansas is plus two. It’s a cliché football adage, but whoever wins the turnover battle will win the Sugar Bowl. read more

Ohio States Noah Spence set to return against Kent State

Then-sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence (8) tackles Penn State then-freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg during a game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 26. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State football program will likely head into its third game of the season with one of the team’s most dynamic defensive players back in the lineup.Junior defensive lineman Noah Spence is set to return to game action after missing the Buckeyes’ last three games because of a suspension handed out in January.Spence was originally suspended a full year by the NCAA for testing positive for ecstasy before his family appealed the suspension and it was reduced to three games. A second appeal was unsuccessful.Spence served his three-game suspension by sitting out the 2014 Orange Bowl and the first two games of the 2014 season against Navy and Virginia Tech.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he is excited for Spence to be back out on the field.“First of all, he is an exceptional player. I know myself and his family (are) anxious to see him play,” Meyer said during a Big Ten teleconference. “He has handled (his suspension) — he went down to the scout team and performed for the last two weeks. (He is) very selfless and we are anxious to get him going.”Neither Spence, nor the usual amount of OSU players, were made available for comment Monday following the Buckeyes’ loss to Virginia Tech. Just one player of the expected three spoke to the media after Meyer’s weekly press conference.Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said though he hadn’t coached Spence until the spring, he is eager to see what the junior can do.“Noah is a very talented player. Fits well in our scheme. Has a tremendous ability to get after the quarterback and I think it is going to help us a lot,” Ash said Monday.Because he was suspended, Spence spent most of his time during fall camp with the scout team. Ash said, however, Spence has still been involved with the first-team defense.“He has been in all of the defensive line meetings, so all through the course of training camp, he has worked a lot of scout team stuff going against our offense,” Ash said. “He has been out there practicing our stuff quite a bit.”Ash added that during the short time he coached Spence, he has seen the lineman take steps to become a better player throughout camp.“We saw a lot of strides in the spring from him. From the time we started to the time we ended spring practice, he really made a lot of improvement,” Ash said. “He has made improvement throughout training camp so far also and (we) are excited to see him get out there on game day.”Defensive line coach Larry Johnson said during OSU’s fall media day that he expects to play multiple linemen to keep players fresh.The addition of Spence into the lineup should help do that.“My goal is to have a group of nine to 10 guys we can shuffle in and out in no particular order,” Johnson said Aug. 10. “We have the talent to be able to do that. We just have to coach it up.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday at noon at Ohio Stadium. read more