Juventus, Napoli light up Serie A

first_imgROME (AP):It’s judgement weekend in Serie A. League leaders Napoli take a two-point lead over Juventus into a highly anticipated clash of the top-two squads today. Then tomorrow, third-place Fiorentina host fourth-place Inter Milan, who are one point behind the Viola.Napoli and Juventus are on club record winning streaks.Napoli have won eight straight, while Juventus have 14 consecutive victories, and need three more to match the Serie A record of 17 established by Inter in 2006-07.Napoli beat Juventus 2-1 in September with goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain, but that was before the Turin club found its stride and was able to overcome the off season departures of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and Carlos Tevez.Having joined Juventus on a €40 million transfer from Palermo in June, Paulo Dybala has developed into the Turin squad’s most dangerous weapon with 13 goals. And with only 15 goals conceded, Juventus have the best defence in Italy.With 24 goals in as many matches, Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain is having the season of his life. With 14 matches remaining, Higuain already has more goals than the 22 that Mauro Icardi and Toni led Serie A with last season.”My intention is to continue scoring,” Higuain said. “For me, and most important, to help the squad, which is aiming for something really big.”Napoli’s only two Serie A titles came in 1987 and 1990 when Diego Maradona was carrying the club.Also this weekend, it’s Lazio vs Hellas Verona; Carpi vs Roma; Empoli vs Frosinone; Chievo Verona vs Sassuolo; AC Milan vs Genoa; Palermo vs Torino; Sampdoria vs Atalanta; and Udinese vs Bologna.last_img read more

Green Building Priority #8 — Use Green Products

first_imgThose who are new to green building may be surprised that material selection isn’t right at the top of my priority list. Many people assume that what makes a home green are things like the use of recycled-content or bio-based materials — decking made out of recycled milk jugs or foam insulation made from soybean oil, for example.Selecting green materials is important, and our company focuses a lot of attention on providing guidance for product selection (especially through our GreenSpec Directory) but, in my opinion, material selection is well down the list of the most important green building priorities — sitting at #8. (Over the coming weeks, you’ll learn about the green building strategies that I consider to be higher priority.)What should we look for in green building products?In our GreenSpec Directory, we have 26 different attributes that we use to define products as green. These are organized into five major categories:Products made with salvaged, recycled, or agricultural waste content;Products that conserve natural resources;Products that avoid toxic or other emissions;Products that save energy or water; andProducts that contribute to a safe, healthy built environment.Our full list of these green attributes can be found in our article Building Materials: What Makes a Product Green?, available on our website.In GreenSpec, we employ a “life-cycle thinking” process in our product reviews. It’s not as robust as full “life-cycle assessment,” and we don’t have the budget to do actual product testing. But we synthesize information about products that we get from manufacturers, we dig into government and academic reports on chemical toxicity and product performance attributes, and we filter that through a common-sense perspective that we’ve developed over 20-plus years of looking at green building products.One of the challenges in identifying green building products is separating claims from reality. “Greenwashing” is rampant in the building products industry, with many manufacturers exaggerating claims about the environmental performance of their products and some providing blatant misinformation.“Third-party certification” provides a way to assess products and materials more objectively. We can be fairly confident that wood products carrying Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification come from well-managed forests, for example.Many industries have green certification programs. The carpet industry created Green Label and Green Label Plus for carpeting with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Energy Star is a certification program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for recognizing appliances, lighting, office equipment, and other products that operate efficiently — aiming for the top 25% of products on the market. Similarly, EPA recently created the WaterSense Program for water-conserving toilets, showerheads, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures.One of the challenges for architects and builders specifying products is the proliferation of labels that are used to identify green products. There are dozens of different certification systems and corresponding labels. Some refer to this as the “NASCAR effect,” with products carrying as many distinctive labels as racing cars. Designers, builders, and consumers are often left confused — especially because some certification systems are more rigorous than others.To further confuse matters, some certifications are for single attributes (forest management, energy efficiency, or VOC emissions, for example), while others are more comprehensive — covering multiple attributes. EcoLogo is a multi-attribute certification system developed in Canada; this certification system was just acquired by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to become part of the UL-Environment system (this may be the start of consolidation that is likely to occur in green certifications).Product certification and green product selection can get pretty complicated. Our company works hard to understand all of the relevant product certifications, and we use that information in selecting products to list in our GreenSpec directory. Our goal is to make process of product selection easier. We want architects and builders to have more time to focus on design issues that are usually a lot more important.Posted from San Francisco, where I am speaking at the West Coast Green conference this week.In addition to this Energy Solutions blog, Alex writes the weekly blog on BuildingGreen.com: Alex’s Cool Product of the Week, which profiles an interesting new green building product each week. You can sign up to receive notices of those blogs by e-mail — enter your e-mail address in the upper right corner of any buildinggreen.com blog page.Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, LLC and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more

Selecting a General Contractor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESKicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectGoodbye Radiant FloorPlans and Pricing for Our House in MaineLooking Through Windows — Part 1Looking Through Windows — Part 2Looking Through Windows — Part 3Looking Through Windows — Part 4Looking Through Windows — Part 5Looking Through Windows — Part 6Looking Through Windows — Part 7 From the contractor’s perspective, there is a guaranteed business expense in devoting many hours of time and effort chasing product prices, figuring out how site conditions may affect the construction process, getting subcontractor estimates to accurately price out the entire project, and only a one (in-however-many-other-contractors are bidding on the project) chance of getting the job. Say there are three other bidders; that’s only a one-in-four chance of getting the work. That means the contractor has a 100% opportunity of spending time/money, with on average a 75% chance of NOT getting the job. The more time and effort the contractor puts into realistically pricing the project, the greater the contractor’s investment risk.Homeowner risksWhile we believe that most contractors are ethical, there are certainly opportunities for dubious bidding strategies. Does the contractor lowball the bid to get the contract and plan to make it up in “unexpected” change orders; or go down the quality scale on materials and labor, particularly for building systems not readily visible to the homeowner; or push the construction schedule at the expense of quality control?There are risks for the homeowner also. Architects may not have the latest insight on product or labor price trends, especially for how much it might cost to actually assemble very unique designs. The owners and architect may have fallen in love with the house design, but the construction costs may be prohibitively expensive. Now what? Spend additional time and money for the architect to undo/redo the design to bring it in line with the budget; or worse, abandon the project? This is not a road we wanted to go down.Start with a rough estimateInstead, we asked the two pre-selected contractors to prepare realistic budget estimates within 15% margin of accuracy. We know that the building envelope is still fluid, and we have not yet begun the interior design. So we are looking for a rough estimate on affordability, not micrometer accuracy. More fundamentally, we want the selected contractor to use his/her experience and insight to explicitly participate, shape, and influence all of the final construction details. We hope the selected contractor can offer alternative approaches that reduce cost, expedite, or simplify construction without compromising building performance.We will pay the non-selected GC a fixed, pre-determined fee for his efforts.We expect to get the budget estimates from the two GCs in the next few weeks and then welcome one of them to the team.The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus. [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a Passivhaus in Maine. This is the third article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]What’s the best way to pick a residential general contractor (GC)? There are many books written on the subject. I want to focus this blog on one specific aspect: the point in time that the GC becomes a member of the team along with the architect and the homeowner.Going out to bid is problematicWe pre-screened numerous GCs in face-to-face meetings, looked at some of their work, spoke with some of their customers, checked with Better Business Bureau, and considered their experience in building high performance buildings. We narrowed the field to two candidates, both of which had built a home to LEED Platinum standards, and had experience using a blower-door test to check the tightness of the building envelope.Traditionally, we would have our architect, Cris Briley, prepare a complete set of construction drawings (perhaps up to 40 large blueprints) and then send these drawings out for bid by several contractors. We believe there are many problems with this approach for both the GCs and the homeowner.last_img read more

One Thing You Should Never Give Up

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You can give up money. If you lose money, there is more money available to you. You can get more, and the world is chock full of it. If you have to choose to lose something, money is something that easily replaced with a focused effort on the outcome of acquiring more.Almost all other resources are equally available. You can find human resources without much trouble, as the planet is literally teeming with people, many of whom have the mindset and skill set you need, many more looking for someone to provide them with an opportunity. The same can be said for real estate, technological solutions, and darn near anything else you might need. You can give up any or all of these and still not have given up anything worth worrying too much about.The only thing that you cannot give up without paying an enormous penalty is your time.There isn’t any more time available to you than what you already have, and you don’t know how much you possess, other than knowing that you have this moment, right here, right now. That means time is your most prized possession, and it is the one thing you can invest without worrying about market conditions or inflation. The value of time is never impacted by economic conditions, political changes, or business conditions. It always holds its value.If you can trade money for time, you are making an excellent trade.The valuation of time is completely up to you. You determine what it is worth by the decisions you make with how to invest—or spend—it. If you waste time on meaningless trivialities, then you have undervalued time. Someday, you will wish you had more. If you invest in doing what is meaningful and purposeful and makes a contribution, then that respect for time makes it absolutely priceless.last_img read more

PSG, Bayern advance in Champions League; Man Utd must wait

first_imgPSG’s Layvin Kurzawa,, second left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal with his teammates Dani Alves, left, Adrien Rabiot, center, Neymar, second right, and Julian Draxler during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)GENEVA — Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are the first teams in the Champions League knockout rounds after the group rivals both won Tuesday to advance with two games left.PSG routed Anderlecht 5-0 — with defender Layvin Kurzawa scoring three to outshine Neymar — and Bayern won 2-1 at Celtic.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 GROUP AAnother Man United win at Old Trafford seemed routine, and it was 18-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar who again had the most eye-catching night.Svilar saved a penalty kick from Anthony Martial before conceding an own goal for the second straight game against United — his only two Champions League appearances.Two weeks after carrying a cross over his own goal-line, Svilar was unlucky this time when Nemanja Matic’s 45th-minute shot struck the post and rebounded into the net off the goalkeeper’s shoulder.United’s second goal came from another penalty, which coach Jose Mourinho seemed to insist should be taken by defender Daley Blind and not by Romelu Lukaku, the forward who now has not scored in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Roma edged one point ahead of Chelsea in the standings, and there is four-point gap to Atletico Madrid in third place.Atletico has gone to at least the quarterfinals in each of the past four seasons but now risks missing out after another draw against newcomer Qarabag of Azerbaijan, 1-1 in Madrid.Qarabag led in the 40th minute with a header by midfielder Michel, and Atletico equalized with a stunning side-foot shot from Thomas Partey in the 56th. Both teams finished with 10 men.Atletico hosts Roma on Nov. 22.GROUP DBarcelona and Juventus are still heavily favored to advance despite both sides missing their chance on Tuesday.Barcelona drew 0-0 at Olympiakos and Juventus needed a late leveler from Gonzalo Higuain to earn a 1-1 draw at Sporting Lisbon.The two powerhouses meet in Turin in three weeks’ time, when Barcelona will need only a draw to progress.Barcelona has 10 points, three points clear of last year’s runner-up Juventus, with Sporting a furtherthree points back. Basel would have joined United in the Round of 16 by beating CSKA Moscow and led at halftime through Luca Zuffi’s lobbed shot into an empty goal.CSKA perked up when substitute Alan Dzagoev came on, and the fit-again playmaker scored in the 65th minute before Pontus Wernbloom forced the winner in the 79th.CSKA and Basel both have six points, and United will advance by avoiding defeat in Switzerland in three weeks’ time.GROUP BIn a mismatched group, Paris Saint-Germain has won all four games, scoring 17 goals without conceding. Anderlecht has lost four, conceding 15 without scoring.Marco Verratti and Neymar scored in the first half, and left back Kurzawa lit up Parc des Princes by getting three in the second half.Bayern also moved into the Round of 16 draw with nine points after emerging from a typically raucous night in Glasgow to beat a spirited Celtic 2-1.Since replacing Carlo Ancelotti as coach, Jupp Heynckes has led Bayern to six straight wins. Kingsley Coman gave Bayern a first-half lead, Celtic’s Callum McGregor leveled in the 74th, three minutes before Javi Martinez secured the win.GROUP CFor the second time in two weeks, Roma put three goals past Chelsea’s experienced defense. After a rousing 3-3 draw in London, it was a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win in Rome that began with Stephan El Shaarawy’s powerful shot inside 40 seconds.El Shaarawy scored again before halftime to punish hesitation by former Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. Diego Perotti struck with a long-range shot midway through the second half. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Dodgers beat Astros 3-1, force World Series to Game 7 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manchester United, like PSG, won a fourth straight game but beating Benfica 2-0 was not yet enough toensure advancing from Group A.Roma started early, scoring after 40 seconds in a 3-0 win against Chelsea that seized leadership of Group C from coach Antonia Conte’s team. Atletico Madrid is still winless after being held 1-1 by visiting Qarabag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBarcelona and Juventus both drew away from home to maintain their steady progress in Group D.Here is a look at what happened in Tuesday’s games. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

Eden to host 3 matches but ICC rules out any India game

first_imgThe much awaited green signal has finally come to the Eden Gardens from the International Cricket Council (ICC).The Eden GardensStripped off the money-spinning India-England match by the ICC due to lack of preparedness, the Eden Gardens is set to hold the remaining three World Cup matches allotted to the venue.Kolkata fans can now look forward to some cricketing action as the venue is set to host the South Africa- Ireland match on March 15, the Ireland-Netherlands game on March 18 and the Zimbabwe- Kenya clash on March 20.Confirming the news that the threemember inspection team was happy with the progress in work, ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said that the historical ground will hold the remaining matches. “I have received a preliminary report (after Monday’s inspection) and we are pleased with the progress made since January 25 and if that pace of work is maintained, we believe that the stadium will be ready for the games in March,” Lorgat said.An ICC official confirmed that a positive report has been sent to the tournament director which would be forwarded to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).”The report was sent this morning at 9am to the host tournament director with the request that it should be forwarded to the venue, in the usual manner,” he told MAIL TODAY. The CAB wanted the India- Ireland game to be shifted to Kolkata now that Bangalore already had the India- England match, but Lorgat squashed their hopes.”That will be extremely difficult. A shifting requires all sorts of logistical changes which may not be possible in such a short duration,” Lorgat said.advertisementAlthough the ICC will conduct two further inspections on February 14 and 22, a CAB official said that the report came as a huge relief after the January 25 fiasco when the ICC deemed the Eden unfit to host the February 27 match.”We are relieved. We were behind time, but we are not a new Test or ODI centre.Having held international matches for a while, I can assure you that although the ICC has decided to inspect the venue again, we are ready to hold World Cup matches,” he told MAIL TODAY . “It is easy to build new stadiums. But our establishment dates back to 1865. For us, while we brought in state- of- the- art facilities in keeping with the ICC’s guidelines, we had to ensure that we didn’t completely do away with our rich legacy.As a result, our work was very challenging,” he said.Some people have raised questions over the lack of giant screens and electronic scoreboard. But the CAB official said that the main work was done and the association was now waiting for the screens to arrive from BCCI.last_img read more

State League wrap

first_imgIn round one of the South Australian State League, Eastern Stingrays and Central Scorpions were winners in both the Premier and B divisions.In the Premier division, the Stingrays were 4-2 winners over the South West Wolves, while the Scorpions were four touchdown winners over the Defence Eagles, 6-2. In the B Division, the Stingrays were too good for the Wolves winning 8-4, while the Scorpions were close winners over the Vipers, winning 9-8. Round two of the CMI State League will be played Friday, 16 October at City Touch. In the Premier division at 6.30pm, the Eagles will play the Stingrays, while the Vipers will kick off their season when they play the Wolves. The Scorpions have the bye in round two. In the B Division at 7.20pm, the Stingrays will play the Scorpions, while the Wolves will take on the Vipers. For additional information regarding the State League, visit the following website:www.touchsa.com.auIn the VT League, rounds three and four were also played on the weekend. In the Men’s division, the Uni Blues were three touchdown winners over the Western Dodgers, while the Melbourne City Lions and the Bayside Vipers both scored plenty of touchdowns against the Northern Falcons and the Casey Cougars respectively. In round four of the Men’s division, the Vipers continued their winning ways with their three touchdown win over the Blues, while the Cougars and the Dodgers were both two touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Lions respectively. After four rounds of the competition, the Vipers sit on top of the ladder of the Men’s division, with four wins from their four games.In round three of Women’s division, the Lions were six touchdown winners over the Falcons, while the Blues were too good for the Cougars, winning 5-1. The Vipers were big winners in round three, beating the Dodgers by nine touchdowns, 9-0.The Lions and the Vipers continued their good form in round four. The Lions proved too strong for the Dodgers, winning by nine touchdowns, while the Cougars and the Vipers were both three touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Blues respectively.After four rounds of the competition the Vipers and the Lions are still undefeated and will meet in the first round this weekend to determine who will continue their undefeated run. It was a busy weekend for touch in Traralgon last weekend, which hosted rounds three and four of the VT League, as well as the 20/20 drop off tournament for regional teams. Blackest Cat and Australian Men’s Open vice captain Jason Stanton was in attendance, as was Australian Men’s 20’s coach Micheal Lovett for the Trends of the Game breakfast. A Level One refereeing course was also conducted on the Sunday, to finish off a touch-filled weekend.  All teams will be tested this Saturday when both divisions play three rounds each, with the games to be played at Casey Fields in Cranbourne, commencing at 12pm. The Women’s round five games will see the Lions playing the Vipers, the Cougars take on Western Dodgers and the Blues will play the Falcons. In round five of the Men’s competition, the Dodgers will play the Falcons, the Vipers will meet the Lions, while the Cougars will face the Blues. In round six of the Women’s division, the Blues will play the Lions, Cougars take on the Vipers and the Falcons will take on the Dodgers. In the Men’s round six games, Cougars will play the Dodgers, Vipers face off against the Northern Falcons and the Blues take on the LionsIn the final round of the day, the Vipers will play the Falcons, the Lions take on the Cougars and the Dodgers meet the Blues. In the Men’s round seven games, the Falcons will play the Blues, the Dodgers will play the Vipers and the Lions will play the Cougars. For more information regarding the VT League, please visit the following website:www.vtleague.com.auSA MIXED STATE LEAGUEROUND ONE RESULTSPREMIER DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 4 def. South West Wolves 2Central Scorpions 6 def.  Defence Eagles 2Vipers byeB DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 8 def. South West Wolves 4Central Scorpions 9 def. Northern Vipers 8VT LEAGUEROUND THREE – RESULTSMENSWestern Dodgers 5 def. by Uni Blues 8Northern Falcons 6 def. by Melbourne City Lions 10Casey Cougars 4 def. by Bayside Vipers 13WOMENSMelbourne City Lions 10 def Northern Falcons 4Bayside Vipers 9 def Western Dodgers 0Uni Blues 5 def Casey Cougars 1ROUND FOUR – RESULTSMENSUni Blues 3 def by Bayside Vipers 6Northern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 6Melbourne City Lions 6 def by Western Dodgers 8WOMENSNorthern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 7Bayside Vipers 3 def by Uni Blues 0 Western Dodgers 2 def by Melbourne City Lions 11last_img read more

New Competitions Recognised In Local Sporting Champions Grants Program

first_imgThe Local Sporting Champions program was recently expanded to provide more young Australians opportunities to receive funding to attend sporting events.New championships which young athletes, coaches or officials can now apply for funding to help attend include international competitions as well as state school championships.The grants are available under the Local Sporting Champions program, an Australian Government initiative aimed at helping sportspeople aged 12–18 to attend recognised sporting championships.Successful applicants will receive a one-off individual grant of $500 or team grant of $3000 to help fund the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching, umpiring or refereeing.With the inclusion of these competitions, the Local Sporting Champions program will recognise some of Australia’s most talented young athletes and provide them with financial assistance to participate in sport and represent their country at an international level.Criteria for fundingTo be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant, individuals aged 12–18 years (inclusive) must be competing in an Australian Sports Commission-recognised national sporting organisation (NSO) state or national sporting championships, a national or state school sport championships or be a member of an official Australian team endorsed by an ASC-recognised NSO or School Sport Australia travelling to an international competition. Please note that eligible sportspeople can only receive one Local Sporting Champions grant per year.Candidates can complete the Local Sporting Champions application form online before their championship event. More information on eligibility for a grant is available at www.ausport.gov.au/champions.Applications are open all year. Round 1 of the 2012–13 Local Sporting Champions grant allocation closes on Saturday, 30 June.last_img read more

Businesses around OSU not worried about game day sales without Tressel

Jim Tressel is officially the former head coach of Ohio State football and the impact of his resignation will be felt far beyond the towering walls of Ohio Stadium. Many campus area businesses said game days are also big paydays. According to a 2005 study published in the “Journal of Sports Economics,” OSU athletic programs generated an estimated $100 million for the local economy in 2003. But with the football program in turmoil, will football Saturdays still be a windfall for local businesses? Michael Weisgarber, a fourth-year in English and history, said he attended almost every home football game last season. Next year, however, he is considering sitting out some games because of the scandal. “A lot of the popularity of the football team has to do with image,” Weisgarber said. “I think Tressel is pretty integral to that image.” John Miles has been working the register at Tommy’s Pizza and Subs on West Lane Avenue for five years and he said it’s not easy to predict if a lot of fans will skip games and impact sales. “It’s hard to say, it might drop off a little, but nothing major,” Miles said. Tommy’s often does about $2,000 of business on a Friday, but game days can bring in $10,000 to $15,000, Miles said. During the University of Southern California game in 2009, that figure was about $17,000. But Tommy’s has been serving pizza and subs to the OSU community for more than 25 years, and Miles said it is confident business will remain strong, even without the Senator at the ‘Shoe. “I think people care more about the school than Tressel,” Miles said. That is true for Nathan Rodriguez, a fourth-year in electrical and computer engineering. Rodriguez said he goes to a couple games every year. “I don’t see myself being any less likely to go,” Rodriguez said. “I still will go to a couple games.” Buckeye Donuts on North High Street is another game day favorite and owner Jimmy Barouxis said it’s common for the restaurant to serve more than 1,000 customers. “It definitely matters how well the team is doing,” Barouxis said. “As the tension and excitement builds when the team is doing well, we definitely do more business.” Barouxis said game-day business might drop off by a few percentage points now that Tressel is gone, but the donut and sandwich shop will be fine. “We’re not worried,” Barouxis said. “We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing.” Some businesses are even hopeful their sales will improve. Leah Reynolds is a Columbus artist who sells prints of hand-drawn portraits of Tressel and former OSU football coach Woody Hayes through the online crafts site, www.etsy.com. Reynolds said page views for her Tressel prints went up after the embattled coach resigned. Her online store sells full portraits as well as cards and magnets that feature the legendary OSU coaches and other artwork. “Right before football season I sell more Woody Hayes and coach Tressel prints,” Reynolds said. “If you live (in Columbus), you have to be a fan.” Reynolds said she has no intention of taking down the Tressel prints. “They won’t go off (the website),” Reynolds said. “There will still be Tressel fans, just like there are still Woody Hayes fans.” The artist said some people might buy the Tressel prints as a gag gift for a Buckeye fan. But Reynolds isn’t dwelling on the past, in fact she is already working on her latest piece: a portrait of coach Luke Fickell. “I will absolutely have a print of him (Fickell),” Reynolds said. “I’m planning on getting that up just as soon as I can.” read more