Listen To Jaden Carlson Band’s Funky New Album, ‘Keep It Movin”

first_imgThe young musical prodigy, Jaden Carlson, has rapidly built a name for herself in the jam scene and beyond. After sitting in with Michael Franti and Spearhead and Blues Traveler at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre at the age of 11—making her the youngest musician to play the world-famous stage—Carlson has continued to build up an impressive list of collaborators. She’s racked up sit-ins with the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Motet, Twiddle, The Nth Power, The Main Squeeze, Spafford, and many more in the years since.However, as a bandleader in her own right, the Colorado-based 17-year-old leads her own solo project, the Jaden Carlson Band, which also features multi-instrumentalist Chris Beck, bassist Fred Reisen, and drummer Eric Imbrosciano. Today, the Jaden Carlson Band has released a brand-new studio album titled Keep It Movin’, following up the group’s debut album, Polychromatic (2014), and marking Carlon’s sixth album overall.Keep It Movin’ synthesizes tastes of funk, electro, jazz, and soul, offering up eight tracks with a throwback vibe. Engineered by Alex Scott (Denver’s Trakwerx Studio); produced, mixed, and mastered by Tira Neal; and co-produced by Jaden Carlson and Chris Beck, Keep It Movin’ shows the band’s evolution in the few short years since its last release. Highlights of the album include its title track “Keep It Movin’”, the ridiculously groovy “Far Horizon”, and more soulful and laidback “Dataless”. Another standout track from Jaden Carlson Band’s new album is its second track, “Outer Lands”, which features world-class drummer Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science.You can check out Jaden Carlson Band’s new album, Keep It Movin’, below. For more information about the quartet, or to check out dates for their upcoming performances, head to the band’s website here. In addition to Jaden Carlson Band, Jaden is also a producer, so you can check out her side project, SynthLordz, here.Jaden Carlson Band – Keep It Movin’ [Full Album]<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Lady Panther Classic returns

first_imgFour local girls basketball teams will get their first up-close looks at each other this weekend as the 39th annual Lady Panther Classic begins today at McKinleyville High.St. Bernard’s will get the weekend started with a first-round clash against Redding Christian at 5 p.m. and Fortuna will finish the night up with a contest against Yreka at 8 p.m. while the tournament’s host team, McKinleyville, will face Hoopa in its first-round matchup today at 6:30 p.m.The best offense is a…Good …last_img

SA launches second taxi assembly plant

first_img14 November 2012 Beijing Automobile Works SA, a joint venture involving China’s fourth-biggest vehicle manufacturer and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation, has opened a minibus taxi assembly factory east of Johannesburg in a R196-million investment that moves the country one step closer to full manufacture of taxis. “We see the assembly of taxis as a step towards full localisation and manufacture of taxis in South Africa,” Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said at the launch of the first phase of the new factory in Springs. “It is envisaged that this project will not only supply the South African market, but also create export opportunities to the rest of Africa – a consumer base of one billion people on a continent registering some of the fastest growth rates in the global economy.”Localising the minibus manufacturing industry South Africa’s minibus taxi market is currently dominated by the Toyota Ses’fikile, which has been assembled locally since July, when Toyota launched a R70-million minibus taxi assembly line at its factory in Durban. According to Patel, these moves to localise the minibus manufacturing industry would see about two-thirds, or nearly 16 000, of the local demand for 23 000 new minibus taxis a year being assembled in South Africa. “While there are about 200 000 taxis on the road in South Africa, it is estimated that there are a further 100 000 in the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with an annual demand of about 12 000 taxis, or about 50% of the annual demand in South Africa,” he added. Beijing Automobile Works (BAW), a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company‚ China’s fourth-biggest vehicle manufacturer‚ is a 51% shareholder in BAW South Africa, with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) holding 24.5% of shares and the balance belonging to China Africa Motors. BAW South Africa chief executive James Chung said the project was one of the first significant investments by a Chinese vehicle manufacturer in South Africa’s automotive industry. The Springs factory will assemble the new 16-seater minibus taxis designed and developed under the international BAW brand. Chung said the vehicles would include a free two-year, 200 000-kilometre service plan to ensure that they were both affordable and safe. The factory, with an annual capacity of 9 600 vehicles, will produce taxis on a semi knocked-down (SKD) basis over the next three years before progressing to completely knocked-down (CKD) manufacturing at greater capacity levels.Bus, truck and minibus programme IDC chief executive Geoffrey Qhena said the joint venture fell under the Department of Trade and Industry’s local bus, truck and minibus programme, and would provide many benefits to South Africa, including increased localization of the automotive industry and export opportunities. Qhena added that the investment underlined the growing cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping of countries. Minister Patel said the Springs plant would create 470 jobs in its first phase, and more over the next few years as the company increased its level of localisation. “This investment supports the New Growth Path goals of increased industrialisation and shifting South Africa away from reliance on imports of manufactured goods,” Patel said. He added that the skills development component of the project would include extensive training of employees by BAW over the first two years, as well as employees receiving training at BAW’s plants in Beijing. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Saving Sustainably: Designing and Installing a Septic System

first_imgReady for another inspectionYou can see my $7,000, high-powered sprinkler system at work in Image #7 below. Hard to believe that underneath the plastic “infiltrators” you see in the background and 12 inches of soil, that spray is going to be the last step in safely disposing of my sewage.Today, the septic designer brought over a hose assembly and we hooked it up. The hose assembly attaches to the pump at the bottom of the tank and makes three 90-degree turns before exiting the tank and going through the PVC pipes I assembled a few days ago.Now it was time to fill up the pump chamber with water and test the system. It was necessary to fill up the chamber with water for two reasons. First, you never want to run any kind of water pump without water in it because air has much lower resistance than water and the motor will burn out without that resistance (so make sure you aren’t out of windshield wiper fluid!). Second, the panel won’t operate the pump unless both the redundant off and pump on floats have been activated, and I’m not too keen on climbing down into the tank and flipping them upside down by hand.After 10 minutes or so I had enough water in the tank to activate both floats and I turned on the power to the control panel. The pump activated and we got the beautiful water show you see in the photo. The septic designer called the inspector for an appointment so I can replicate the display for him and he will sign off on it. Adding the pipingThe pipes that disperse the effluent to the drain field are made from 2-inch PVC reduced to 1 1/4-inch PVC using two cross fittings and a tee fitting. In image #4 below, you can see how the 2-inch pipe enters the field and is attached to cross fittings underneath the black tunnels. The design allows the 2-inch pipe to branch into six separate 1 1/4-inch pipes and disperse the effluent into the the field evenly.The PVC is very simple to glue together with primer and cement. Once the pieces are glued, a 1/8-inch hole must be drilled at the top of each 1 1/4-inch line every 2 feet, starting 1 foot from the place it tees off from the main 2-inch pipe. Those pipes are then covered with the large, black gravelless chambers. The holes allow the effluent to spray out and cover as much of the area of the entire field as possible.The gravelless chambers are exactly what they sound like. Instead of covering the PVC lines with gravel, you use the plastic chambers. They are cheaper and much easier to install than shoveling gravel. The chambers help direct the effluent sprayed from the pipes into the soil and also ensure that the pipes will be protected from human activity above. GBA Encyclopedia: Green Plumbing SystemsGBA Encyclopedia: Gray WaterGBA Product Guide: Septic and Leach Field Systems How New Technologies Are Shrinking Wastewater’s Hefty Carbon Footprint Standard treatment of sewage hasn’t changed much over the years. Nature actually had it figured out pretty well before humans even attempted to manage it. Given enough time, soil and the organisms that inhabit it are extremely adept at breaking down harmful toxins and dispersing the safer compounds into underground waterways. The only thing a septic system does is harness this awesome power.Designing a proper system starts with a soils test and/or “perc” test. A soils test involves removing a deep core of soil and analyzing what appears in the different layers. Soil is then classified into sand, gravel, loam, clay, and all sorts of combinations of those types. A perc test involves filling a deep hole with water and timing how long it takes water to percolate through the soil at the bottom of the hole. (The soil must be prepped by soaking it thoroughly first and most counties require you to have a license to complete the test.) Both tests can give a pretty good indication of how well a particular patch of soil will perform at breaking down the effluent — what sewage becomes after sitting for a period of time. Soils and perc testsIn my state, the soils test or perc test must be completed by a licensed septic designer. The designer I hired charged $150 and found my soil to be “sandy loam” for the top inch and “medium sand” for the next 2 feet until reaching the water table at 28 inches. This is the depth at which dry soil becomes saturated with water due to an underground spring.The county and state health codes dictate what kind of dispersal system can be used for a given type of soil. Conditions on my site allowed me to use a gravity distributed system, which is the simplest type.The next step in the design called for locating the area of the lot where the drain field would be located. Health codes dictate setbacks for the field of 5 feet from property lines, 10 feet from water lines, and 100 feet from natural water supplies. I have a natural canal on one end of my property, and the 100-foot setback took up a substantial amount of the lot.The drain field needed to be 400 square feet, and there also needed to be a reserve field of the same area set at least 6 feet away from the main field. I had a problem here because it was impossible to fit both fields into the setbacks. Fortunately, by using the next system up from gravity I was able to use smaller fields that fit within the setbacks. RELATED ARTICLES The electrical cable was too shortThe tank installation went smoothly, but for the second time in my build I underestimated the amount of wire I needed and now I’m stuck with a couple pieces that are too short. I’ll have to return to the electrical supply store to get longer pieces. An important part of working solo is knowing where your deficiencies are and I tend to cut things just a little too close so I don’t waste a thing. With wire, hopefully this will be the last time I underestimate the length I need!I began the day by running 1 1/2-inch PVC from the tank to the drain field. I learned a lot from the mistakes I made running electrical conduit, and the end result was a well planned and perfectly aligned run. The next step was attaching the float switches inside the pump chamber of the septic tank. There are three floats that will work together to operate the pump.The float switches are bell-shaped plastic parts attached to low-voltage cords. They are very simple but ingeniously designed. When the water is low, gravity pulls the float down so the heavier bell end is down. When the water level raises, the bell end floats upward, causing a sliding metal part inside the float to meet another metal part in the middle and complete the circuit. ExcavationThe experienced backhoe operator I hired was able to dig the 9 foot by 15 foot hole to a depth of 77 inches in less than an hour (see Image #3 below). I would have liked to do it myself, and I realize now, after having seen it done, that with the right person checking the depth for me I could have done it. But it would have taken me at least five times as long. The hardest part about digging a hole that deep is that you aren’t able to see the bottom of the hole from inside the cockpit of the excavator, so you’re basically digging blind.Once the hole was dug, I climbed down on a ladder and made sure the bottom of the hole was nice and flat. We hit the water table around 6 feet down, so I was working in about 6 inches or so of water. Once I was sure I had made a nice bed for the tank I climbed back out and we got started on digging the field. This part could have very easily been done by hand since the depth of the drain field is only 7 inches. But since the excavator was already there, it made quick work of the job.The field is 9 feet by 35 feet, and it must be flat and level. The first step is finding the lowest spot, then and digging down 7 inches from there. Once that is done it’s simply a matter of matching that depth to the remainder of the field. I used a 6-foot level and also a rotary laser level to check the depth, and a rake and shovel to fine-tune things. Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blogs detailing the construction of a net-zero energy house in Point Roberts, Washington, by an owner/builder with relatively little building experience. You’ll find Matt Bath’s full blog, Saving Sustainably, here. If you want to follow project costs, you can keep an eye on a budget worksheet here. A pressure distributed systemI will be installing what is called a pressure distributed system. It’s basically the same as a gravity type system but with the addition of a pump. This balances the distribution of effluent more evenly across the field, thus allowing a smaller field area.The sewage from the house exits the main drain pipe and enters a three-compartment concrete septic tank (see Image #2 below).The first compartment is aptly named the trash chamber, and allows the sewage to separate into solids on the bottom, a layer of sludge on the top, and a cleaner liquid in the middle. This liquid is allowed to enter the second compartment, called the digestion chamber. In order to exit this chamber, the sewage must decompose into small enough particles to pass through a filter. A pump sits at the bottom of the last compartment, the clarifier chamber. When the level of liquid in the chamber causes a float to reach a certain height, some of the liquid is pumped out of of the tank and through a pipe to the drain field.There are two more floats: the first to ensure the pump doesn’t run too often and the second to sound an alarm if the pump isn’t working and the tank is getting full. BLOGS BY MATT BATH Foundation FormworkAn Introduction The control panel is mounted on a postYou can see in Image #6 how I’ve mounted the control panel on a 2×6 pressure-treated post and run wires through 3/4-inch conduit from the panel down towards the pump chamber riser. Tomorrow I will buy a rubber grommet to make a seal as I drill a hole through the side of the riser and run the conduit into the junction box. The last step will be running some 12/2 UF cable from my temporary power pole underground to the control panel.The other part I still need is the flexible hose assembly that will connect the pump to the 1 1/2-inch PVC I talked about in the beginning of this post. Once that is hooked up, it’s just a matter of filling the tank with water and checking to ensure everything is working properly. Placing floats correctlyThe floats must be placed on the PVC pole precisely (see Image #5 below). The first float was to be placed 13 inches from the bottom of the tank. This switch controls the “redundant off” function in the control panel. Basically, it ensures that the pump continues to run until the effluent level is low enough to lower the float. Without it, the pump would wear out a lot faster because it would run so often. Imagine if you took out the garbage to the street every time you had a piece of trash! It’s much more efficient to have a small container and only empty it when the container is full.The second float is placed 20 inches from the bottom of the tank. Once the effluent level is high enough to raise this float, the pump activates and continues to run until the “redundant off” float is lowered.The third float is the high-level switch, and is placed 35 inches from the bottom of the tank. This activates an alarm and a siren if the float is raised, and will allow me sufficient time to figure out what is wrong and fix it before the effluent level gets so high that the tank is full (see Image #6 below). Installing the tankAround this time the septic tank manufacturer arrived with the tank on the back of a flatbed. The driver used a small crane on the back of the truck to hoist the massive tank into the air and lower it into the hole we had prepared.I had a hose all ready to start filling the tank with some water as soon as it was dropped. This helps to give it some added weight and ensure it settles into the soil. The backhoe operator also added soil around the sides but left the top and the inlet and outlet ports on the sides exposed. Finishing upThe final steps involved making inspection ports from 6-inch PVC and placing them over each of the ends of the drain lines. Each port has a plastic cap that can be lifted off to expose the 90-degree long sweep at the end of the line. If for any reason the drain lines get clogged, you can take off the cap, reach down inside the PVC and unscrew the plug for the line in order to flush it out.Toward the end of the day, the backhoe operator came back and expertly returned the soil over everything, driving back and forth to compact the soil (see Image #8 below).Totally out of sight now, you can hardly tell that anything was done! What better way to “save sustainably” than to build your own septic system on your lot rather than take up a ton of land with a giant sewage treatment plant? Obviously, those are necessary with high-density residential areas, but in neighborhoods like mine, it really is too bad that more homes don’t have their own septic systems.last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise Busts A 91-Yard Touchdown Run To Seal Big Win Over Georgia Tech

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Georgia Tech, one of the ACC favorites, went to South Bend as three point favorites over a Notre Dame team reeling from the injury to quarterback Malik Zaire, and the result was pretty shocking. The Irish wound up blowing out the Yellow Jackets, and running back C.J. Prosise put the exclamation point on things, busting a 91-yard touchdown run through the heart of the Tech defense to make the lead 30-7.CJ Prosise 91 yard run— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) September 19, 2015How do our guys celebrate a 198-yard, 3 TD rushing performance from CJ Prosise? Take a look:— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 19, 2015Late in the fourth quarter, Prosise has 198 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Prosise is filling in for the injured Tarean Folston, who went down in the season opener. He certainly looks the part thus far.last_img read more

Butler’s Video Tribute To Andrew Smith Is Incredibly Touching

first_imgButler's mascot during an NCAA Tournament game.HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 04: The Butler Bulldogs mascot performs before taking on the Connecticut Huskies during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Butler basketball program lost a Bulldog great this week, with the passing of Andrew Smith, who played center on Brad Stevens’ back-to-back Final Four teams. Smith lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, and today, Butler honored the 2013 grad before today’s game against St. John’s with an incredibly moving video tribute and moment of silence.The video tribute and moment of silence for Andrew Smith today at Hinkle Fieldhouse….— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) January 16, 2016Andrew’s widow Samantha Smith gave a speech at halftime. The Bulldogs will wear an “AS44” patch for the rest of the season.“AS44” patch to be worn by #Butler rest of season in memory of #AndrewSmithStrong. Team will attend service Sunday.— Rich Nye (@TheSportsGuy13) January 14, 2016Our thoughts go out to the Smith family, and the Butler community.last_img read more

Aecon Group joint venture wins Enbridge Line 3 replacement contract

first_imgTORONTO – Aecon Group Inc. says its joint venture with Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. has won a $282-million contract for a work on Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement project in Manitoba.The work includes constructing 92.2 kilometres of pipeline in the area of Brandon, Man., and 96.5 km of pipeline near Morden, Man.Construction is expected to start in August and be mostly completed by the end of the year.The joint venture recently completed work on the Line 3 replacement project in Saskatchewan.The replacement project is to restore Line 3’s capacity to 760,000 barrels per day, thus adding 375,000 bpd of export capacity into the United States when it comes on stream in late 2019 or early 2020.Enbridge has estimated the cost of the Canadian segment of the project at $5.3 billion, with an additional $3.8 billion for the U.S. segment.Companies in this story: (TSX:ARE, TSX:ENB)last_img read more

Bulls eye on US Permian Basin as oil prices rise

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation’s richest and most prolific oil and natural gas regions.Now the stakes just got higher, as the U.S. Geological Survey released a new assessment Thursday that shows portions of the Permian Basin could hold even more promise.With the potential to double the nation’s onshore oil and gas resources, the agency estimates more than 46 billion barrels of oil and some 280 trillion cubic feet of gas are within two formations on the southwestern side of the basin. That’s the largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.While agency geologists caution that more study would be needed to determine the profitability of going after the resources, industry groups and top officials within the Trump administration are encouraged and say the assessment underscores the activity that’s already happening in the basin.“Before this assessment came down, I was bullish on oil and gas production in the United States,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a statement. “Now, I know for a fact that American energy dominance is within our grasp as a nation.”The announcement comes as OPEC countries voted Friday to cut oil production beginning next year as a way to force crude oil prices higher despite political pressure from President Donald Trump. The group of oil-producing nations was looking to rein in supply as prices had fallen about 25 per cent because major producers, including the U.S., have been pumping at high rates.Producers throughout the Permian were closely watching Friday’s developments and there were no indications of things slowing down in the oilfields.Stephen Robertson, executive vice-president of the Texas-based Permian Basin Petroleum Association, said the signs for the basin’s potential have been there for a long time.“The fact is that Reeves County, which in the heart of that play, is running more rigs than any other county in the nation and has been doing that for quite a while,” he said. “The people out here know that it’s there and it really is that improvement of the technologies and the increased efficiencies allowing people the ability to actually be able to access it and produce it.”Still, a main factor is price.“If the price drops to a point where it’s not economical, then it doesn’t matter if it’s there. It’s not going to be produced,” Robertson said.New Mexico’s share of the Permian Basin has helped to drive production in the state to record levels in 2017. This year is expected to be another banner year as industry officials say the state is on pace to surpass 200 million barrels.The flurry of activity in southeastern New Mexico has put pressure on everything from housing and schools to highway infrastructure. Concerns also have been raised by state Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn about the environmental impacts as state and federal regulators have had a difficult time keeping up with the pace of development across the region.Dale Janway, mayor of the southeastern New Mexico city of Carlsbad, told The Associated Press that with the news of more resources in the Permian comes greater responsibility.“We know that we need to redouble our efforts to improve and develop infrastructure in the area and to work closely with the county, state and our business partners to best prepare for the future. We’re in it for the long haul,” he said.The boom also has resulted in a significant budget surplus that will give incoming Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democrat-led Legislature more options as they hash out spending priorities for everything from education and public safety to infrastructure.Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Presslast_img read more

A musical concert in Fez to help Syrian Refugees

first_imgFez- The Student Ambassadors for Peace club in Fez will organize a musical concert on Saturday, March 15, at 15h.30 in Alif Riad, Batha in Fez, to gather support for Syrian refugees residing in the city. The main objective of the event is to cooperate with Syrian refugees to aid them in affording their basic needs in Fez and coping with the difficult circumstances and trauma of their situation.Tickets are being sold for a symbolic MAD 20. Attendees will enjoy watching a musical group that is in the process of hitting the world stage while simultaneously helping their Syrian brothers and sisters to live and thrive in the city. The event anticipates generating a large audience base, promising to disseminate public awareness of the dire conditions Syrians face in Fez. “Because of the suffering and pain we feel in the eyes of Syrian families who, suddenly, found themselves homeless in Morocco, as result of the political crisis that crippled their home country, every day we see Syrians begging in order to survive,” reads a statement on the Student Ambassadors for Peace club’s Facebook Page. “This why our students at the club Ambassadors for Peace of the city of Fez, with the partnership of the American Language Centre, have decided to organize a party in solidarity with Syrian with the view to raising a sum of money that would allow us to put a smile in their face” it added. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Turners position switch leads to uncertain rotation

It’s no secret that the Ohio State men’s basketball team wants to run its offense through Evan Turner. Coming off a season in which he led the team in nearly every offensive category, the junior will again be the Buckeyes’ focal point, but from a new position.Turner, who spent the majority of his first two years as a forward, is expected to transition this season into OSU’s point guard position.However, his move to the point creates a log jam on the Buckeyes’ roster. Both P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons played significant time at the position last season and there is debate where each will fit in this year. Perhaps the easiest and most likely solution for Simmons, a senior, is to move him to shooting guard. The former junior-college transfer is thought to be one of the better outside shooters on the team, and said he expects to see time at both positions.“[The coaches] still want me to play some point guard because I can handle the ball,” Simmons said, “but I think I’ll play a little more wing this year.”It is also possible that because the Buckeyes plan to have a faster pace on offense this year, both Turner and another point guard could be on the court simultaneously, Simmons said.“I like the up-tempo ball,” he said. “We can have two point guards out there at the same time because it’s like the spread offense. Everybody can bring up the ball.”For Hill, also a former junior-college transfer, competing for play time is nothing new. He entered last season as a third-string point guard, behind both Simmons and Anthony Crater. But when Crater transferred out of the program after just 10 games, Hill found himself in competition for the starting spot.In the team’s 26th game of the season, and the 49th game of Hill’s career, the senior made his first start. After waiting his turn for nearly two years, he appeared to be ready to take the reins as the Buckeyes’ point guard. Now Hill might have to take a back seat again. It is inevitable that as Turner takes over the position, Hill will see less playing time than expected, but he said he fully supports the change.“Evan, he’s real versatile and he can do a lot of stuff for us,” Hill said. “Coach [Matta] believes that, and I believe too, that wherever coach puts him at will be best for the team and will make us successful.”While some may see the move as a demotion for Hill, he said being designated to a backup role is more positive than negative.“It definitely doesn’t take away from my game,” Hill said. “It actually adds to it, because it makes me work harder and then be more productive in the time that I’m on the court.”Even though Turner will start at point guard, Matta said he expects the team to use him at nearly every position on the floor. As Turner moves through the lineup, there will be chances for Hill to make an impact.If there was an argument to be made for Hill’s playing time, he made it himself during the team’s summer exhibition games in Canada. In the Buckeyes’ 90-39 win over the University of Windsor, Hill shot seven of nine from the field and recorded 18 points in just 20 minutes of play.Hill’s 18 points were more than he has ever scored in a Buckeye uniform, but just like he has done in the past, Hill has embraced his role on the team, no matter what it is. “I’m just going to get in where I fit in,” Hill said. “When I come in the game I’ll just be productive as usual. I’ll bring energy and just try to make a big impact.”Regardless of when and where Hill and Simmons end up playing this season, the Buckeyes will live and die with the play of Turner at the point, and Hill expects Turner to thrive at his new position.“Evan is such a great player and he can not only create for himself, but he can create for others,” Hill said. “Good things happen when he has the ball. He’s a very special player.” read more