Former Ohio State Player Has Incredible Tweet During Michigan State Game

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State buckeyes football helmet.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’re about one quarter into this afternoon’s Michigan State-Ohio State game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. and, boy, it’s been an ugly one.The Spartans and the Buckeyes are tied, 0-0, with neither team’s offense being able to do just about anything.The special teams’ performances have been poor, too.Ohio State’s punter, Drue Chrisman, had a 4-yard punt following the Buckeyes’ opening drive.This gave us the following tweet from a former Ohio State punter:“Breaking my Twitter retirement for a moment to announce I have been erased from the Ohio State football record books. Shortest punt in Ohio State history no more!” he tweeted.Breaking my Twitter retirement for a moment to announce I have been erased from the Ohio State football record books. Shortest punt in Ohio State history no more!— Jonathan Thoma (@JonThoma) November 10, 2018Congrats, Jonathan!Ohio State and Michigan State, meanwhile, are playing on FOX. Hopefully we start to get some scoring soon…last_img read more

Devoted father gives up job to build a bionic arm for his

first_imgA devoted father taught himself biotechnology after his baby son had to have his arm amputated.Unsatisfied with the “cumbersome” options available for children and babies on the NHS, the psychology teacher locked himself in his shed for days on end to make the perfect bionic arm for his little boy.Arms with sensor technology, according to Ben Ryan, aren’t available until children are three or four years old, and he “wanted it a bit quicker than that”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He has been working closely with Paul Sohi from software company Autodesk, who is impressed the dad was able to self-teach himself to make a bionic arm for his child.Mr Sohi said: “It’s been inspiring to work on this innovative and ambitious project.It is amazing that, despite Ben having no background in product design, he’s taught himself enough to create something that will not only help his own son Sol, but potentially lots of others facing the same challenges too.” He said that even rudimentary and cumbersome technology isn’t available until children are older.Mr Ryan, who is from Bangor, also revealed the current, antiquated prosthetic limbs being offered were ‘ugly’ and  are often rejected by young children early on.Baby Sol, born in March 2015, had his arm amputated at just ten days old because of an unexpected clot in his arm.He gurgled happily on Good Morning Britain and used his new arm as his father spoke about the project. His wife, Kate, was worried about her husband’s mental health when he holed himself away in the shed to create the arm.”He was in his shed at the bottom of the garden and I wouldn’t see him for days”, she said.”To be perfectly honest I thought he was going a little bit mad.”When it’s working, he can make the thumb move”.Mr Ryan is crowdfunding to raise money for the baby bionic arms, and seems confident about the results. He said: “This is the second version I’ve made…and the next one I make will be better”. We’re joined again by little Sol, who had a bionic arm made for him by his daddy – and he’s getting on well with our scripts!— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 2, 2017 The father wants to help amputee babies around the world, writing on his crowdfunding page: “My aim through Ambionics is to help children everywhere adopt and continue to use prosthetics through into adulthood.”last_img read more