ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Ohio State will be without the services of star quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the 2019 season and beyond after he announced he’s entering the NFL draft. No worry for Buckeyes fans though, as the team landed former five-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields over the weekend.Fields transferred from Georgia after sitting behind starter Jake Fromm for the 2018 season. Fromm will likely hold down the starting spot again in 2019, so Fields took the opportunity to transfer to Ohio State – though a starting spot isn’t guaranteed with Tate Martell in competition.First things first, Fields is seeking immediate eligibility at Ohio State, despite transferring this year. Fields’ attorney, Tom Mars – who helped Shea Patterson gain eligibility at Michigan – expects to know whether or not Fields will be eligible by February, per the Toledo Blade.“Unlike the situation with the Ole Miss transfers, the process of obtaining a waiver for Justin isn’t going to drag on for months,” Mars told The Blade, adding he believes a decision by the NCAA will be made by February.It will be an interesting month for Ohio State fans awaiting the decision. If Fields is eligible, he’ll enter a battle with Tate Martell to earn the starting quarterback job.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On Monday residents and visitors of Galaxidi marked the end of the carnival season and the start of the Lenten fast with a ‘flour war’. The seaside town, located 200 kilometres west of Athens, came alive with participants running wild and showering one another with bags of brightly dyed flour. The event takes place for a few hours annually every Clean Monday along the coastal road that lines the town’s old harbour, attracting visitors from across Greece and abroad. Traditionally it kicks off with the ringing of cow bells, giving participants the go ahead to commence the parade and try to cover one another in as much flour as possible.To protect themselves and their homes, locals cover buildings in plastic sheeting and also wear plastic suits and goggles. Meanwhile those who wish to partake purely as spectators observe the shenanigans from afar, across the village quay. While an initiation of the Orthodox Christian holiday of Clean Monday, the ‘flour war’ also marks the end of carnival season, referred to as apokries, which dates back to Greece’s pre-Christian era.
Many dog owners are sure their pooches get jealous, particularly when the person pays too much attention to someone else’s Fido. Now, scientists have confirmed that these dog lovers are right. Our canine pals can act every bit as resentful, bitter, and hostile as a jealous child—even if the interloper is nothing more than a stuffed toy hound. The researchers modified a test originally developed to assess the emotion in 6-month-old infants. They videotaped 36 dogs as they watched their owners completely ignore them while turning their attention to three different objects: a realistic-looking stuffed dog (which briefly barked and wagged its tail after a button was pushed), a plastic jack-o’-lantern, and a book. The dogs’ behaviors were then rated for aggressiveness, attention seeking, and interest in the owner or object. The fake pooch elicited the strongest response, the researchers report today in PLOS ONE. All the dogs pushed at their owners when the people talked to and petted the toy, and nearly 87% bumped it or tried to get between it and their beloved human. Almost 42% of the dogs actually snapped at the stuffed interloper. The fact that the rival was faux didn’t seem to matter—even pooches that sniffed the toy’s rear end (which 86% of the subjects did) behaved aggressively toward it. The study supports the idea that not all jealousy requires the ability to reflect on one’s self and to understand conscious intentions, as some scientists have argued, but that there is a more basic form of the emotion that likely evolved as a way of securing resources such as food and affection. Infants experience it if their mothers gaze affectionately at other babies, and so do members of another social species: dogs.For more on man’s best friend, see the Science News team’s latest coverage of doggy science.
MS Dhoni might have recently been booed at Lord’s, several experts might be concerned about his form with the bat in limited-overs cricket and his striking abilities might well be on the wane but the World Cup winning captain remains as popular as ever in India.In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, which undertakes various polls and surveys in their online community of over 4 million people, Dhoni was the top-ranked sportsperson with an admiration score of 7.70 per cent.Overall, Dhoni was second in the list topped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who got an admiration score of 11.90 per cent. Former US President Barrack Obama, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Ratan Tata, Virat Kohli and Akshay Kumar make up the top 10 of the most admired men in India.READ – Kohli receives Barmy Army’s International Cricketer of the Year awardsDhoni, Tendulkar (6.80 per cent) and Kohli (4.10 per cent) are the only three sports stars in the top-10. Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014 and stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain in 2017. His form with the bat has since taken a dip but he continues to be a cult figure in Indian cricket circles. The Ranchi-born superstar is still an ace wicketkeeper and his handling of India’s young bowling attack, especially the spinners, has made life much easier for Kohli in the shorter formats.READ – Kohli’s mission is to make India the best: Sourav GangulyEarier in the year, Dhoni retured as Chennai Super Kings captain and led the team to their third IPL triumph. Besides, he was in outstanding form, scoring 455 runs off 16 matches at a strike rate of 150.66.advertisementInterestingly, Tendulkar, almost five years after retiring from international cricket, continues to be more popular than Kohli, the world’s best batsman across formats.READ – Virat Kohli’s men look for happy hunting groundsKohli is in the form of his life. In South Africa this year, he smashed 871 runs across formats including a record-shattering 558 from six ODIs.With a fan base of 23.2 million followers on Instagram, brands have to shell out USD 120,000 for each of Kohli’s sponsored posts which is more than what the world’s highest-paid sportsperson, Floyd Mayweather, gets through his posts on the social media website.READ – Kohli above Floyd Mayweather, Stephen Curry on Instagram rich listMeanwhile, badminton star PV Sindhu, with an admiration score of (6.90 per cent) is ranked third in the list for most popular women in India.Kiran Bedi tops the list followed by singer Lata Mangeshkar at second.Deepika Padukone ranks fourth below Sindhu followed by Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Sushma Swaraj, Aishwarya Rai. Priyanka Chopra, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama.