Justin Fields is the favorite to be Ohio State’s lead signal caller in Week 1, but he won’t automatically get the job.The sophomore quarterback transferred from Georgia over the offseason and expects to compete for a spot leading up to its season opener on Aug. 31. First-year head coach Ryan Day made him aware of that from the start. “Coach Day told me before I came here that it just wouldn’t be handed to me,” Fields said following Sunday morning practice. “I definitely think we’re all trying to get that starting spot, of course. We’re taking it day by day and trying to improve as a team.”Day’s promotion came on the heels of Urban Meyer’s retirement in December. He inherited an elite talent in Fields, who threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns as a Bulldog in his freshman year before teammate Jake Fromm claimed first spot on the depth chart. Related News Although Fields lost to Fromm, he’d rather work on improving than try to stay ahead of Ohio State’s other quarterbacks.“I don’t try to think about it as a battle,” Fields said. “I don’t feel like I have to be better than this guy or this guy. I’m focused on us as a whole offense just trying to get better each and every day.”His primary competition is expected to be sophomore transfer Gunnar Hoak, as Ohio State’s 2018 backup, Tate Martell, has transferred to Miami. USC’s Austin Jackson calls bone marrow transplant to little sister ‘a godsend’ Rather than focusing on who he has to beat, Fields is working on building rapport with a Buckeyes team that finished 13-1 and won the Rose Bowl last year.“Everyone on the team knows the quarterback has to be the leader,” Fields said. “When you come into a new place, you can’t come in and act like you’re the leader. You have to get used to the guys and build relationships with them so they trust you. Then you can step out and be a leader. That’s what I did. I feel like I am becoming more of a leader each and every day.”
Robert LuskRobert Lloyd Lusk, 66, died December 17, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, KS.Graveside Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the American Legion and may be left with the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington, KS. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Robert was born November 9, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Vernon and Rozella (Collins) Lusk. He was reared and educated in Minneapolis until he joined the United States Marie Corps in 1967. He served his country during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on March 28, 1970. Robert had several careers, one of which was as an over the road truck driver. After his military career he lived for about twenty five years in Alaska enjoying his hobbies including fishing and prospecting for gold. He had several pieces of gold that were made into jewelry. He then moved to California to be closer to his mother. Then they moved to Wellington, in 2006. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his mother, Rozella of Wellington, his brother Rick and wife Vicki of Milton, WA; uncle Melvin â€œShortyâ€ Lusk of Emporia, KS; aunt Doria Pagels of Paola, KS and aunt Annie Collins of Anchorage, AK.Robert is preceded in death by his father and numerous aunts, uncles and family.
Welcome to Tok Tok Vanuatu Deputy PM Ham Lini Vanuaroroa Tok Tok Vanuatu 2011 opened in Port Vila yesterday as the island nation’s biggest travel and tourism trade show celebrated its 10th anniversary.Opening the event, Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Ham Lini Vanuaroroa stressed the value of Tok Tok to tourism, an industry “of vital importance to Vanuatu and its people”.“Since its inception Tok Tok has gone from strength to strength,” Mr Vanuaroroa said.“It is the single most significant event on the Vanuatu tourism calendar and a significant catalyst for ongoing tourism development in this country.” Praising the organisers of Tok Tok, Mr Vanuaroroa said the number of new properties and products at this year’s event was “testament to the strength of the Vanuatu tourism industry and its positive outlook for the future”.The Deputy PM, who also acts as the country’s Minister of Trade, Tourism, Commerce and Industry, said tourism contributed 40 per cent to the nation’s GDP, as well as providing for some 6,000 jobs in “formal and informal” employment.“Maintaining tourism growth remains a priority for this government,” the ni-Vanuatu said, attributing the country’s “ongoing success story” to the collaboration between public and private sectors. During his address, Mr Vanuaroroa revealed that the Vanuatu Tourism Office and industry were already working on a major destination marketing project for the next three years. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H