Andrews offloads key branch on South Coast

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Andrews offloads key branch on South Coast previous nextAgencies & PeopleAndrews offloads key branch on South CoastNational chain has sold its businesses in Hastings to fast-expanding rival Oakfield.Nigel Lewis1st December 20200760 Views National estate agency chain Andrews has partially withdrawn from the South Coast property market and sold its branch in Hasting to a rival.Oakfield Estate Agents, a much younger firm, has bought the business from Andrews for an undisclosed sum. In January it bought another but smaller Hastings rival, Smart Property.Andrews says that, despite its business being well known on the East Sussex coast, the estate agency is to focus its efforts away from the three kiss-me-quick resort.The entire estate agency business is being transferred to Oakfield including sales, lettings, property management and staff.Oakfield are to convert Andrews former flagship branch in Hastings into its headquarters but will keep its own site in the town for its property management, accounts and block management teams.“We are delighted to have acquired this highly respected business, premises and expert local team, our company has been established for 25 years, its growth over that time has been largely organic, stemming from the referrals of our client base,” says Neil Newstead (pictured), CEO of Oakfield.“The growth and development of our team has evolved hugely over the years and we are recognised as the leading agent in this area.”“We will continue to expand, and we are keen to look at other opportunities to grow our business further, whilst maintaining exceptional customer service levels and property expertise.”oakfield neil newstead Andrews estate agency December 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Moores Hill man gets the maximum in drunk driving death

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — A Moores Hill man has been sentenced to 20-years in prison in connection with a January 2017 drunk driving crash that killed Steven Ahaus. Dearborn-Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddens says Rocky Lee McMurray, 49, entered guilty pleas for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and being a habitual traffic offender.The Dearborn Superior Court II Judge Sally McLaughlin gave McMurray the maximum sentence because of his criminal past and the hardship his conduct created for the Ahaus family.McMurray will serve 12-years for driving while intoxicated causing death with no time suspended and eight years for being a habitual traffic offender, again with no time suspended.Prosecutor Deddens said, “Mr. McMurray represents the worst type of OVWI offender. Anytime you have an individual who has shown enough disregard for the extreme risk they put the community at by driving drunk six times is concerning, but when you know that an individual has already killed one person, and continues to get behind the wheel after he’s been drinking, that’s the level of indifference that is hard to imagine.”last_img read more

LNRCS Celebrates World Red Cross Day

first_imgThe Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) Thursday, May 8, joined the International Committee of the Red Crescent and Red Cross (ICRC) in observance of activities marking the celebration of the 153rd anniversary of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Monrovia. Thursday’s activities included a parade through the principal streets, which was followed by an indoor program held in the Slipway Community as well as sporting events that brought together several interesting local teams. In the historical highlights, the secretary-general of the LNRCS, Fayiah Tamba, reminded the audience that the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement celebrates the month of May each year as a moment for reflection of its humanitarian works that highlight the critical humanitarian issues, which affect the different categories of “vulnerable people.” According to Mr. Tamba, most of the vulnerable people are women, children and the developmentally or physically challenged people as well as use the occasion to voice out imperative to address the needs of vulnerable peoples both within and outside the country’s boundary. This month’s celebration, accordingly, is of significant importance, “because it marks the occasion of the 153rd anniversary since the Movement was founded in 1861; a dream of one man, the Swiss humanitarian, visionary and philanthropist, Jean Henri Dunant.”      The activities coincided with the celebration of the 150 years of the first Geneva Conventions that grew out of a diplomatic conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. For his part, ICRC head of delegation, Jean-Jerome Casablanca, underscored the importance of the day for the RCRC Movement, “because, around the world, literally millions of RCRC Movement staff and volunteers celebrate the birth of an ambitious (determined) idea.” In 1863, what are today’s Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the ICRC, the Federation, and National societies, was born.151 years later, the RC and RC Movement has remained the largest humanitarian network around the world, providing relief to millions of vulnerable people and victims of unforeseen circumstances (natural disasters). Yesterday’s event coincided also with the 95th anniversary of the creation of the LNRCS, which was established in 1919. Meanwhile, Mr. Casablanca has said that despite the landmarks made so far by the LNRCS, there remain many challenges. With that, he said, LNRCS needs the support of all, to accomplish its mission and fulfill its mandate.   According to him, this year is important as well, as it marks the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention—the first international humanitarian law treaty that aimed at mitigating the effects of armed conflicts on the civilian population, and on those who don’t or no longer participate in the conflict, particularly the wounded and the prisoners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Latest: Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 0 – Blues frustrated by Villa

first_imgWillian and Oscar have both gone close to giving Chelsea the lead in a low-key first 20 minutes at Villa Park.The two Brazilians, recalled to the starting line-up alongside the fit again Fernando Torres, have looked the brightest sparks for the Blues, who have so far been frustrated by a hard-working Aston Villa.Willian shot into the side netting before later teeing up Oscar, whose low shot curled wide of the far post.The home side’s best moments have come on the break, with Christian Benteke heading wide from Fabian Delph’s teasing cross.After Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Hull earlier in the day, Chelsea will not be wanting to drop crucial points in the title race.However Jose Mourinho also has one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League second leg at home to Galatasaray and has shuffled his pack, with Samuel Eto’o, Frank Lampard and Andre Schurrle dropping out.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Salah, Ba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Qatar sets new level in business class

first_imgGulf carrier Qatar has significantly upped the ante in business class with a remarkable new product that offers customisable suites allowing passengers to create their own private “room” as well as set up double beds in centre seats.Boasting features previously seen only in first class and called Qsuite, the patented suite was unveiled at ITB Berlin on Wednesday by Qatar airlines chief executive Akbar Al Baker in a life-size cross-section of an aircraft.Each 79-inch lie-flat seat features hand-stitched Italian leather and comes with a privacy screen that allows passengers to create their own private cabin. At 21.5 inches wide, they are not the widest business seats in the sky but the suite features plenty of space for devices and documents, USB and HDMI connectivity and a big 21.5-inch  HD screen featuring the airline’s new Oryx One entertainment system with up to 3000 entertainment options. Other features include special accent lighting, a do not disturb indicator and moveable armrests.The airline also signalled it would be offering “ best-in-class inflight connectivity” from this northern summer.Qsuite is the result of two years of research by Qatar and features centre seats that can be transformed into a double cabin, with the first double bed in business class, or a space for four people called a “quad”.   It will be retrofitted on existing aircraft from June at an estimated rate of one aircraft a month. The first aircraft to get the aircraft will be a new Boeing 777-300ER on the Doha-London route from June with Paris and New York’s JFK next in line at yet-to-be-released dates. The B777-300 will feature 42 business class suites in a 1-2-1 configuration.With the quad, adjustable panels and TV monitors in the centre four seats allow passengers travelling together to transform the space into a private suite where they can work, dine and socialise together. “Our unique and patented design is a world first in many ways and challenges industry norms by offering passengers more privacy, more choice and more personalisation.,’’ Al Baker said.“With these innovations, Qatar Airways has revolutionised the way we serve our business class travellers, enabling our passengers to enjoy a first class experience in business class. ‘’The new suite will combine with on-demand dining featuring a new food and beverage service with a new menu the airline says will offer a host of new dining choices including “sharing dishes’’.New chinaware and cutlery will be accompanied by up-mark bed linen, the recently-announced sleeper suits by the White Company and bespoke amenity kits.Qatar has a  fleet of 194 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.last_img read more

Livestock building rental considerations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Wayne CountyRecently I have gotten some questions about rental of livestock buildings, specifically dairy facilities. Typically, callers want to know a charge per square foot or a rental rate based on a per head basis or, for a dairy facility, based on number of free stalls. The reality is that there is no one right or correct answer.Several methods or approaches generate a dollar figure for rental. However, view that number as a starting point in a rental negotiation. There are additional factors that affect the final rental rate. Those factors include the age and condition of the building, location of the building, the functionality or obsolescence of the building, the demand for rental of this type of building and the character and personality of the parties involved in the rental agreement.The simplest and most direct way of calculating a building rental rate is to use a commercial rate, a known market. While these types of figures are available for grain storage and some equipment storage markets, they are not available for livestock building rentals. We don’t have a commercial livestock building rental market. A second method is to use survey data. Survey data is commonly used to provide rates for custom farm work and cropland rental. The reliability of those numbers is dependent upon getting significant numerous responses. The issue with livestock building rental surveys is that there are a very limited number of surveys and those surveys generally have a small number of responses, so use results with caution. You can get an answer that is fast, easy and very wrong for your situation. The most recent farm building rental survey that I know of is a May 2014 document by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee. It is available on line as a pdf document at http://tiny.cc/farmbldgrentalsurvey. The number of responses for dairy building rental varies between three and nine.The best method to determining a rental rate for livestock buildings is to actually calculate some building ownership costs and use those figures as a starting point in coming to a rental rate agreement. There are two basic categories of building ownership costs, variable and fixed. Variable costs are dependent upon building use and the level or intensity of building use. Those costs include utilities, use-related repairs and maintenance, and possibly costs of additional wear and tear beyond depreciation. Often variable costs increase as the number of animal units or production level in the building increases.Fixed costs are incurred regardless of the level of building use. Fixed costs remain even if the building sits empty. The fixed costs of building ownership include depreciation, interest, repairs (maintenance not related to building use), taxes and insurance. The low end of any building rental agreement must cover at least the variable costs of using the building. There must be some way to measure these costs, especially costs such as electricity, fuel, and water. However, the building owner realizes no gain until at least some portion of the fixed costs are included in a rental agreement.The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee publication “Rental Agreements for Farm Buildings and Livestock Facilities” (http://tiny.cc/NCFMfarmbldgrental) contains a good worksheet to help building owners estimate ownership costs. A basic starting point for determining ownership costs requires an estimate of the current value of the building to calculate depreciation. One method commonly used is to determine a replacement cost for the current building along with an estimate of the useful life, generally in the 15 to 25 year range. Next, determine how many years of useful life remain in the current building. Depreciation is the replacement cost divided by useful years of life remaining in the current building. If the building is under loan, then the interest cost is the actual interest payments on the building loan. With no loan, calculate interest costs as a return on investment by multiplying an annual interest rate times the current value of the building. The interest rate used could be the current rate to borrow money, the rate for invested dollars or possibly an average of the two. The county auditor’s office can provide the building tax rate. Use the actual insurance policy for insurance costs. Alternatively, multiply the current building value by 1.5% to get an estimate of tax and insurance costs. The most accurate way to get cost of building repairs is from farm records. According to an Iowa State University publication entitled “Computing a Livestock Building Cash Rental Rate” (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c2-26.html), a value of 2% to 4% of the replacement (not current) value of the building provides a reliable estimate if records are not available.For example, let’s say I investigate and find that it would cost $325,000 to build a new free-stall dairy barn of similar size, function and with comparable technology and features to what is currently present on the farm. That building would have a 20-year life. My current building is 8 years old, so I have 12 years of useful life remaining, equivalent to 60% (12 divided by 20) of the building replacement value. The current value of my building is therefore $325,000 x 0.60 or $195,000. The annual depreciation cost is $325,000 divided by 12 (years of useful life left) equals $27,083. Note that in some cases, buildings may still be serviceable after their useful live and so depreciation expense could be zero. For this example, assuming no outstanding loan on the building, I am going to calculate a conservative return on investment using an interest rate of 3% times the current value of the building ($195,000) equals $5,850. To calculate taxes and insurance costs ideally I use actual values, but in this example I will use 1.5% times the current building value equals $2,925. Next, I need to estimate repair costs. I will use 3% times the replacement value ($325,000) equals $9750. My total estimated fixed cost of building ownership is the sum of these calculations or $45,608 annually.Knowing the fixed costs of building ownership can guide a rental negotiation. The ideal situation is that the building renter, in addition to paying all the variable building costs, will cover the fixed costs as well. In most markets that may not be realistic. The next best-case scenario is that the cash costs of building ownership are covered after building variable costs. Those costs include taxes, insurance and repairs. In our example, those cash costs equal $12,675. From a purely economic point of view, if an empty building can’t generate enough rental income to cover cash expenses in the foreseeable future, it is reasonable to consider demolishing the building.I have found a couple of spreadsheets available on-line that can help to calculate building costs and potential rental rates. They are available at https://www.agmanager.info/ksu-building-cost-rent, and https://dunn.uwex.edu/agriculture/farm-management/farm-lease-information/. Click on “Lease Payment Evaluators”, then “Building Rental Evaluator”.The most important piece of any building rental is a written lease. The lease spells out not only the rental rate but also specifies dates of rent payments, what happens if rent is late, and how the rental agreement is renewed or terminated. The lease contains provision about how repairs are handled, how water and utilities are paid for and maintained, limitations on modifications to the building, how many livestock can be housed, rights of entry and inspection and even how manure will be handled and where it will be applied. The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee publication “Rental Agreements for Farm Buildings and Livestock Facilities” contains a sample lease agreement that can serve as a starting point.Finally, the characteristics of the potential renter are another consideration in a lease agreement. Things like how they care for property, personal habits, reliability, honesty, temperament, how you get along with them, can all matter and might influence the rental price either upwards or downwards.last_img read more

Chaos ensues as McIntyre wins NXT title in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC (From left to right) Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, and Kyle O’Reilly made immediate impact at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, attacking newly crowned NXT Champion Drew McIntyre. Photo by WWE.comDrew McIntyre finally realized his potential after winning the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Sunday (Manila time), but that may have come with a price.The Scottish star emerged as the biggest target in the locker room, which led to former Ring of Honor champion Adam Cole making immediate impact as he, alongside fellow independent standouts Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, attacked the newly crowned champion after his grueling match against Bobby Roode.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games In the night’s other matches, Asuka continued her 504-day NXT Women’s Championship reign as she survived a game challenge from Ember Moon, working on her challenger’s left arm all match long before submitting her with the Asuka Lock.Aleister Black also topped Hideo Itami in a highly physical matchup, which ended after the Dutch star nailed his Japanese foe with the Black Mass.Andrade “Cien” Almas won in the night’s opener after his valet Zelina Vega threw a #DIY shirt on Johnny Gargano, providing the distraction which led to the Mexican star hitting La Sombra on his opponent.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH finishes 4th in men’s water polo It was supposed to be a crowning moment for the returning McIntyre, who made his comeback to the WWE umbrella after getting released in 2014. He survived a pair of Glorious DDTs from Roode and reversed the third before hitting the Claymore for the three-count.Unfortunately, his triumphant celebration was ruined after the Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish crashed the party and asserted themselves as the new force to be reckoned with in NXT.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 shutoutO’Reilly and Fish earlier made their presence felt as they made a post-match attack after SAnitY dethroned the Authors of Pain to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe have just dethroned the defending champions after they hit a tandem neckbreaker on Rezar, before the indy duo left all of the competitors in a pile of heap.last_img read more

Shoulder joint dislocation

first_imgA shoulder dislocation usually occurs as a result of force to a joint. The bone is pushed out of the socket, which may cause damage to the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and nerves.Review Date:8/14/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img

Ohio State womens lacrosse falls to Penn State

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team can’t seem to top Penn State. Coming into Sunday’s game, OSU had not beaten the Nittany Lions since 2008. Despite OSU being the higher ranked team, nothing changed in the two teams’ most recent meeting, and the No. 10 OSU squad fell to No. 13 Penn State, 15-12. “We didn’t come out strong, we came out pretty flat,” said OSU senior attacker Alayna Markwordt. “Penn State has always been one of our biggest rivals, so this is a frustrating one to lose.” Markwordt, Ohio State’s leading scorer, was held without a goal but did contribute two assists and had two groundballs. The Buckeyes (9-4, 1-3) struck first on sophomore attacker Katie Chase’s unassisted goal two-and-a-half minutes into the game. From that point, it was a back-and-forth battle, with the two teams trading sets of goals for the rest of the first half. OSU jumped out to a 4-2 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the half, but the lead would turn into a 5-4 deficit after Penn State freshman attacker Maggie McCormick ripped off three straight goals in less than two minutes. The two teams went into the locker room tied at 6-6 after a goal from OSU sophomore midfielder Cara Facchina, which came after an assist from freshman attacker Jackie Cifarelli with 24 seconds left. Penn State (10-4, 2-2 Big Ten) had 13 fouls compared to OSU’s four in the first half. “The heat of the game builds up ’cause you know you’re playing your rival that you come out against every year, and it’s always a battle,” said freshman goalie Tori DeScenza. She finished the game playing all but the last three minutes and had seven saves, including five in the second half. The next 30 minutes started much like the first except Penn State struck first. Sophomore attacker Mackenzie Cyr scored with McCormick chipping in on one of her team-leading four assists. Cyr and McCormick lead the team with four goals and four assists apiece, and were responsible for teaming up on five of the teams 15 goals. The back-and-forth battle continued as OSU’s Kirsten Donahue tied the game at 7-7 on a free position shot. The senior midfielder went on to score three of her team-leading four goals in the second half. The game was tied at 11-11 with 17:34 to play when once again, Donahue scored. But that would be the last time OSU would stay tied with Penn State as the Nittany Lions jumped out to a 13-11 lead with 15 minutes to go. Penn State would go on to score the last two goals, the final one coming on Cyr’s fourth of the game. “They just kind of took it at the end and we just couldn’t be there with it,” DeScenza said. The team has two regular season games left, including a home match-up against American University 2 p.m. Saturday. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State got cleansed envisioned redemption then won Big Ten

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell drives down the lane during the Big Ten tournament championship game against Maryland on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 79-69. Credit: Alyssia Graves: Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Confetti fell. Tears streamed. Banners were raised. Players hugged each other. Parents snapped pictures. The team was honored for its conference title.But Ohio State was not the team on the podium celebrating. Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper and redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga sat in their hotel room watching Louisville celebrate its ACC championship title on TV as they waited for their game to begin later that night. “I just remember telling her, ‘Yo, I’m trying to feel like that later. I really need that feeling. Look how much fun they’re having out there,’” Mavunga said.With just a few hours between the Cardinals’ two-point win against Notre Dame and Ohio State’s game tipping off, the two Buckeyes began to get hyped up watching what they hoped to do later Sunday night.“Just watching that game and then also South Carolina-Mississippi State,” Harper said. “All those games going on, it’s like, ‘Man, we’re next.’”A few hours later, the confetti fell, tears streamed and banners were raised.The Ohio State women’s basketball team celebrates its Big Ten championship win. It defeated Maryland 79-69 on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorBut this time, it wasn’t coming from Mavunga’s and Harper’s TV. They were Big Ten champions, having just defeated Maryland 79-69 in the conference title game. They transformed those thoughts into a reality.“I turned around as soon as I heard one of the bursts of confetti and I was just like, ‘That’s what it was. That’s what they were going through a couple of hours ago and now this is me in this situation,’” Mavunga said.A couple hours prior, many people had doubts about whether the Buckeyes could knock off the Terrapins. The two teams met in College Park, Maryland earlier this season and the game was not close. Maryland smoked Ohio State, winning by 30 points to hand the Buckeyes their second loss in a row. The Terrapins held a plus-17 rebound margin, dropped 99 points and went 11-for-18 from 3-point range. They had their way in every area of the game.But Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff believes the loss actually helped the team in the long-term.“On that particular night earlier in the year, they really gave us a beat-down, and probably the best thing that happened to us,” McGuff said. “Like Woody Hayes used to say, ‘Nothing cleanses the soul like an ass-kicking.’ So we got cleansed that day. Sometimes you need that.”That cleansing followed a home loss to Michigan and preceded a defeat at the hands of Iowa, which dropped 103 points on Ohio State. But the Buckeyes responded by winning eight of their final nine games and claiming a Big Ten regular-season championship. Still, Ohio State had to prove it could beat top-level teams. Those eight wins came against the eight lowest-ranked teams in the conference.On Sunday, the Buckeyes left no doubt. They opened the game making four of their first 18 shots, falling behind five points after a quarter, but responded with a 27-9 second-quarter run. Down the stretch, Maryland made a run to come back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit and came within two points. But senior guard Kelsey Mitchell drilled two 3-pointers and ended the Terrapin threat. Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun dribbled the clock out to seal the win.“And once it went five, four three, two, one, I was like, ‘Yes,’” Mitchell said, letting out a sigh of relief. “We finally reached our goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it.”Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga raises the net above her head after the Buckeyes beat Maryland 79-69 to win the Big Ten tournament championship in Indianapolis on March 4, 2018. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorSenior forward Alexa Hart, who started her first three games of the season immediately broke down in tears and searched for people to hug. She, along with Mitchell, senior guard Asia Doss and redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman lost to Maryland by three points in the conference tournament championship game their first season in scarlet and gray. The redemption only made the win sweeter.“Freshman year, we got here, we came up short. The last two years after that, we came up short,” Hart said. “I just think that at this point of time, we kind of grew as a team and it was just like we need to let people know that Ohio State can make it that far.”For the first time in four years, players from a non-Maryland team took turns climbing the ladder under a basket and cutting a slivers of the net. At least, most players took a sliver. Mavunga, on the other hand, cut the remainder of the net off the basket after her teammates took their pieces and put it around her neck.“Oh yeah, that’s not coming off,” Mavunga said in the locker room with the net still draped around her neck. “I’m going to take a shower and put it back on. I’m really going to take this one and I’m going to really remember this forever because I’ve never won a conference championship tournament.”Next, she and Harper will try to envision the next possible confetti-dropping, net-cutting moment: the Final Four.In the meantime, Mavunga and Harper will enjoy the moment they already envisioned, then made happen. read more