Jeffrey putting Fort St. John figure skating on the map

first_imgWEST KELOWNA, B.C. – Fort St. John native Shaya Jeffrey has been making her mark in the world of figure skating in recent months.Though Jeffrey now trains at the Mount Boucherie Skating Club in West Kelowna, she has continued to represent the Fort St. John Figure Skating Club and entered competition as a skater from the Cariboo North Central region with Skate Canada. Partaking in the Kelowna Skating Club Summer Camp back in August, she then competed at the Super Series Final Summer Skate in Burnaby where she had a very successful skate. Jeffrey took Silver in the Pre-Novice Ladies division. After that, Shaya attended the invitation-only Skate Canada BC Section Development Camp where she had the opportunity to work with some high-level coaches.After training this past summer in the Okanagan, Jeffrey recently skated at another two competitions. In October, Shaya competed in the Super Series Final in Kamloops in where she finished off with a score of 61. She then competed at the 2017 Skate Canada BC/Yukon Sectional Championships November 3rd-6th, which is the biggest provincial level competition of the year. Jeffrey competed against the top 46 skaters in the province, and with a combined score of 66.66 brought home the 2017 Skate Canada BC/Yukon Section CNCR Champion award.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Preston v Fulham: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgRoss McCormack scored in both matches against Preston last seasonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 13 August 2016Referee: James Adcock (Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire)BetVictor.com preview:  Fulham look appealing value to beat PrestonVital statistic: Preston have failed to win their last six home league matches – and haven’t beaten Fulham at Deepdale since November 1997.Injuries and suspensionsFULHAMRuled out: Ryan Fredericks (ankle).PRESTON NORTH ENDRuled out: Calum Woods (knee), Stevie May (knee).Fitness test: Tom Clarke (hamstring). Possible line-upsPreston: Lindegaard; Grimshaw, Wright, Huntington, Cunningham; Humphrey, Browne, Johnson, Pringle; Beckford, Garner.Subs from: Maxwell, Hudson, Clarke, Spurr, Davies, Smith, Pearson, Welsh, Gallagher, Makienok, Doyle, Hugill, Robinson.Fulham: Button; Odoi, Kalas, Madl, Malone; Cairney, McDonald, Tunnicliffe, Ayite; Aluko; Smith.Subs from: Bettinelli, Joronen, Sessegnon, Stearman, Ream, Edun, Kavanagh, Parker, Christensen, Adeniran, De La Torre, Woodrow. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Preston: L D W L D (5 points) • Home: D L D L D (3 points)Fulham: W W L L D (7 points) • Away: L D L W D (5 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Preston: None.Fulham: 1: Smith.LAST FIVE MEETINGS5 Apr 2016: Preston 1 Fulham 228 Nov 2015: Fulham 1 Preston 11 Dec 2000: Preston 1 Fulham 123 Oct 2000: Fulham 0 Preston 17 May 1999: Fulham 3 Preston 0Preston 1 win, Fulham 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Two-week halibut closure begins Friday

first_imgThe first of four sport Pacific halibut seasons off of California will have already come to a close at the start of the week of June 15. So far, the halibut fishing has been spectacular out of Eureka and Trinidad. The North Coast has always been known for its salmon, but it’s quickly becoming a halibut mecca as well. The first season, which opened on May 1, saw plenty of sport and charter boats alike haul in their limit of one fish per angler. It’s not uncommon to go out and catch a few, but …last_img read more

Giants abandoned the ‘opener’ strategy, but it’s time for the team to reconsider

first_imgPHOENIX — During a home game on May 14 against the Toronto Blue Jays, the San Francisco Giants joined the revolution.The organization wanted rookie right-hander Tyler Beede to cover four-to-five innings against Toronto, but did not name Beede the starting pitcher. Instead, Beede was tabbed as the “bulk innings” reliever who would pitch behind “opener” Nick Vincent.Manager Bruce Bochy was a critic of the alternative pitching strategy that became common across the major leagues in 2018, but …last_img read more

Bruce Bochy reaches final milestone, joins 2,000-win club as Giants clinch series

first_imgBOSTON — Bruce Bochy admitted he hadn’t given much thought to joining one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs.On the brink of earning his 2,000th career victory as a major league manager, Bochy sat in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park before Wednesday’s game and downplayed what reaching the milestone would mean to him.“I’ll be honest, that’s not a number I’ve ever thought about,” Bochy said. “I know it’s a possibility it could happen this year.”When Bochy’s San Francisco Giants put the …last_img read more

Social media growing strong in SA

first_imgSouth African individuals and businessesare embracing the use of social media, with locally developbed MXit garnering the lion’sshare of the market.(Image: Memeburn) MEDIA CONTACTS • Michal Wronski   MD, Fuseware  +27 21 930 9171 or +27 74 104 1969 • Arthur Goldstuck  World Wide Worx  +27 11 782 7003 or +27 83 326 4345   RELATED ARTICLES • Innovator up for social media award• Safe social portal for scholars• Social media to help Nigerian poll • JamiiX: from the Cape Flats to the world• Vaal Dam becomes social networking hitEmily van RijswijckSocial media has gone mainstream in South Africa, with both individuals and businesses embracing the available platforms and the average age of users steadily increasing as more people become connected and networks mature.These and other findings were released in a study by Fuseware and World Wide Worx, titled South African Social Media Landscape 2011. The publication throws some interesting and welcome light on social media usage in the country.  Homegrown messaging application MXit and Facebook are the most popular choices of individual internet activity, while Twitter has seen the most growth in the past year and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is the fastest growing network in the second half of 2011.“South Africans and business have flocked to social media in 2011 – a tipping point has been reached,” said Michal Wronski, MD of Fuseware and co-author of the report.It is the first time that research delved into the use of social platforms by both South African consumers and businesses.Fuseware is a social media monitoring platform which helps companies to make sense of the conversations taking place on the internet in real time.With World Wide Worx, a leading market research company focusing on trends in information technology and telecommunications, Fuseware aimed its study at getting a better understanding of how individuals and businesses are using social media, and to establish key demographics of the major social networks.  Data from Facebook, Twitter, MXit, LinkedIn, South African blogs and YouTube was collected through a combination of Fuseware’s analysis of social network databases, information provided directly by social networks, and World Wide Worx’s consumer market research.The success of prominent South African social media campaigns was also analysed.  “Businesses that want an in-depth understanding of social media and how it is being used in the South African context can use the 95-page report to better evaluate their own social media strategies,” said Wronski.Some numbersOverall, MXit remains the most popular application with about 10-million users, while Twitter notched up an impressive 1.1-million users by mid-2011, a trend in part attributed to the media’s obsession with the network.Co-author of the report and World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said this is because most radio and television personalities with large audiences are engaged in intensive campaigns to drive their listeners and viewers to both Twitter and Facebook.Surprisingly, of the approximately 4.2-million Facebook users in South Africa by August 2011, only 3.2-million had visited the site in the year to date, showing that many user move on once the novelty wears off. However, these 3.2-million South Africans spend on average up to 20 minutes per day browsing Facebook.Wronski also attributed the drop in Facebook user numbers to the fickle nature of the youth market.“Once BBM picked up significant traction in private schools, for example, many teenagers who had previously flocked to Facebook, opted for BBM’s greater immediacy.”As for businesses, almost every large consumer-orientated company in the country has started using social media to some extent, whether by way of a Facebook page, Twitter account, a LinkedIn presence or a corporate blog. LinkedIn, aimed at professional users, also reached the 1.1-million user mark, of which 10% are business owners.And although there are over 600 000 active blogs in South Africa, the majority of traffic is concentrated on a small pool of extremely popular blogs.Finally, contrary to popular belief, MXit is not a youth-only social network, with the study showing that 70 % of users were in fact over the age of 18 years.Mobile penetrationSocial media is also driving the growth in mobile phones in South Africa, with the mobile penetration rate standing at 80%, up from 50% last year, and expected to reach 90% by the end of 2011.  What is clear from the study is that social media is here to stay and while younger users are more inclined to use these networks, as social networks become more mainstream, their penetration within all age groups deepens.However, although South Africans are very media- and mobile-savvy consumers they appear to be more aware of privacy issues than their American counterparts.  “Location-based social networking services such as Foursquare, where users check in and share where they are, have not taken off on any significant level here,” said Wronski.“And South Africans are still fairly timid when it comes to shopping for goods online. This means that social commerce, such as Facebook credits, are a little slow to take off locally, but in time it will definitely bring in a new wave of innovation.”Wronski predicted that with increasing mobile accessibility, niche social networks aimed at the local market may well spring up.“There will be a heavy mobile focus with social networking, and creating and sharing content from your phone will become incredibly simple and real-time.”He concluded that social media holds much value, especially for businesses that understand how to use it.The full report is available for purchase from World Wide Worx.last_img read more

Jan. 15 Deadline to Submit Apps to the Mobile Premier Awards

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#apps#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts The mobile ecosystem is in the midst of an unprecedented wave of transformation. As business models adapt, new verticals and players emerge. Technology evolves, perceptions shift, and lives are improved.The Mobile World Congress, which will take place from Feb. 14-17 in Barcelona, is doubtless the most important of its kind, and every year, for a couple of days, the city of Barcelona pauses its romantic and alternative style and becomes the centre of the mobile technology world. In this atmosphere, a parallel event like the Mobile Premier Awards means a great opportunity for developers to show their apps.With an estimated 50,000 mobile professionals from over 200 countries attending the MWC, the congress aims to promote mobile technologies. Now in its fifth year, the MWC will focus on the early stage aspects of mobile development and showcase the most innovative apps from around the world bringing the developers and entrepreneurs to the spotlight.This post first appeared on ReadRiteWeb Spain.ReadRiteWeb.es is supporting the MPAs as media partner. You can follow our coverage on the Web and @rwwes. Follow us on Twitter for a chance to win one of five tickets to the Mobile Premier Awards.Mobile World CongressIn terms of digital innovation, old Europe is usually behind North America and Asia, so hosting a major event like the MWC – which is organized by the GSMA and which unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators and more than 200 companies in the mobile ecosystem – encourages local companies to find better ways to compete.There are other important European events related to IT, like LeWeb, and certainly they provide an excellent way to attract international attention, but the MWC goes beyond and puts Barcelona, Spain and Europe in the centre of the mobile industry.Mobile Premier AwardsIt sounds like a great idea to award some of the best and most innovative mobile apps in the same city -and at the same time – where major companies, media and every one else interested in mobile technologies are all together talking about the future.Smartphones have offered a new business line for small developers, a fantastic new line indeed; nevertheless it is very difficult to find success in a market that is full of competitors. The MPA gives entrepreneurs and developers a fantastic chance to show their apps.The awards are organized by dotopen, a consulting firm, and are supported by major companies with a common goal: promote multi-platform development and establish the awards as the reference for the community formed by entrepreneurs, startups and developers. This year’s awards ceremony will take place for the first time at the amazing Diagonal 00 tower, the new Telefonica R&D Catalunya headquarters.Last year’s edition received over 600 submissions, and this year the number could be even higher due to the great growth the app market has seen, the tremendous success of the iPhone 4, the rise of Android phones and the arrival of tablets (we mean the proper arrival).AppCircus at the Mobile Premier AwardsParticipation in the MPAs is free to any entrepreneur, company or developer with a mobile app. The nominated apps include a selection of the AppCircus Categories and the winners of last year’s AppCircus events.AppCircus is a series of traveling shows focused on mobile apps and is produced by dotopen as well.This traveling showcase is very dynamic, dotopen’s Rudy de Waele told us. “In 2010 we have done over 30 events globally between September and December. In 2011 we plan to do between 50 and 100 events globally,” he said.You still have a chance to pitch your application at the MPAs: the deadline to submit an app is Jan. 15. Read more information here.center_img miguel galera What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Federal Dollars Aren’t Enough to Save a Dying PV Manufacturer

first_imgTwo years ago this month, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote about a visit he made to Applied Materials, which manufactures machines that make computer chips and photovoltaic panels. Based in Santa Clara, California, Applied Materials had established photovoltaic equipment-making factories in seven countries – Germany (which has five plants), China (four), and Spain, India, Italy, Taiwan, and Abu Dhabi (one each) – to serve customers in those locations.No new Applied Materials factories, Friedman noted at the time, were scheduled for construction in the U.S. His column cast harsh light on the contrast between U.S. government financial and regulatory support for renewable-energy industries, which has been inconsistent, and support in the countries mentioned above, where government regulations and incentives (including subsidies) to encourage production and deployment of photovoltaic systems have been extensive enough to create solid markets for solar products, particularly in Germany and China. Market realities since the column appeared seem to bear out Friedman’s concerns that the U.S. will not lead the way in photovoltaic manufacturing or domestic sales.Reversal of fortuneOn August 31, a Silicon Valley-based maker of photovoltaic devices, Solyndra, laid off 1,100 workers and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing, among other things, falling demand in the U.S. and, over the past year, rapidly increasing competitive pressure from Chinese manufacturers.This despite the fact that Solyndra received $527 million in loans from the federal government and about $1 billion in private investment. The company’s downfall was blamed in part on the fact that it bet on copper indium gallium diselenide thin-film technology rather than on polysilicon, which in 2009, when the company got its loan guarantee, was expensive. Solyndra’s solar panels featured cylindrical modules designed to absorb light from any angle. When Solyndra broke ground, in Fremont, California, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Energy Secretary Steven Chu were on hand to help celebrate, and President Obama visited the factory.As noted in a recent Times story on Solyndra’s failure, the Department of Energy, which approved the company’s funding, said the price per watt of capacity has dropped 42% since December 2010, and China’s subsidies to its solar industry are indeed threatening the ability of American manufacturers to compete.“Solyndra was born in an era of undersupply, expensive polysilicon, and still-shaky reputations for major Chinese manufacturers,” Nathaniel Bullard, a solar analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, wrote in an email to Forbes writer Todd Woody. “It grew, however, in a market that was the opposite of all of those factors. That means it had to be much more efficient, lower cost, high volume, and well regarded than even its most optimistic backers probably expected.”last_img read more

Apple Earnings Today: Blow-Out Or Blown Out?

first_imgRelated Posts Apple reports its earnings today after the end of the trading day, and it’s kind of a big deal. The stock has been in a swoon for months. Analysts and investors fear that the magic has gone out, that the iPhone isn’t selling as well as it used to. If Apple comes out with a huge quarter and blows away Wall Street expectations, investors will go nuts and the stock will soar. If it doesn’t, this means more than just a bad quarter — it means that Apple is in very deep trouble, that the company has peaked and now is in decline.So that’s why everyone is on the edge of their seats. The hottest company in the world, the company with the biggest market value of any company in any industry, ever, is at a crossroads.Meanwhile, Google, which is probably Apple’s biggest rival, last night turned in better-than-expected results. The NumbersIn case you’re keeping score at home, here are the numbers. Apple has guided analysts to expect $52 billion in revenues, net income of $11 billion, and earnings per share of $11.75.Wall Street, aware that Apple always sandbags its numbers so that it can engineer a blow-out, is expecting higher numbers: $54.7 billion in revenues and $13.41 in earnings.The stock got rocked recently when the Wall Street Journal reported Apple had been cutting orders for components. Those reports were immediately called into question by pro-Apple fanbloggers who suspected it was all just a ruse by stock manipulators who wanted to drive down the price and scoop up shares cheap before the big earnings announcement sends the stock soaring again.Then came news that most of Verizon’s sales last quarter were iPhones – but this news was tempered by news that a lot of the iPhones sold were not the high-margin iPhone 5 but rather the less expensive models.No ConsensusBasically, nobody knows what to think. Zacks Equity Research says Apple is “likely to beat” expectations. Bloomberg says Apple may deliver its first earnings drop in a decade. Bloomberg also says it’s all about iPhone 5. The Motley Fool says “nobody wants the iPad anymore.” Investor Doug Kass is shorting Apple shares and predicting doom. TheStreet.com calls this “the mother of all earnings reports.” SeekingAlpha says the Street is getting more confident and that the “whisper number” (what analysts secretly are expecting) has been trending up. John Paczkowski of AllThingsD says “Apple needs an old-school beat” to reassure investors. Make some popcorn and stay tuned. If you’re an Apple watcher, today is a very big day.Image courtesy of Reuters. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple dan lyonscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

#KicksStalker: JR Smith has a pair of Nikes LeBron doesn’t own (yet)

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant That is if Smith is telling the truth. It’s hard to imagine for anyone to get a pair of Nikes ahead of its signature athletes, and yet JR Smith did just that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSmith on Saturday took to Instagram to boast a pair of LeBron XIVs even LeBron James is yet to receive.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES In a post Smith captioned, “Hello wold! (King James ain’t even got these),” the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard shared the picture of the red-and-white LeBron XIVs that he wore for a charity game in Hong Kong.Smith is in Hong Kong for a charity game Hall of Famer Yao Ming’s foundation organized.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Molde, Lady Maroons, put off-court frustrations at bay in time for games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Ross, San Miguel put clamps on Ginebra import Brownlee

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Desiderio walks the talk in UP’s last-second win over UST Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I was just taking the challenge,” shared Ross on Sunday. “He was really a prolific import. He puts his shirts on like I put my shorts on in the morning, so I just go out there and compete.”It may seem like a mismatch but the veteran guard showed he is the right man to slow down Brownlee, who was limited to just 14 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRoss, who had four steals, was also stellar on the offensive end with 20 points, four rebounds and five assists.“We’re desperate for a win and Ginebra is playing great basketball, so I’m just happy that we’re able to pull this win out,” he said. “Everyone played well. We had a great game plan from coach and we’re able to squeak this one out.” Ross is also hopeful that wins like these can finally silence critics saying that San Miguel is in a disarray.“I don’t think anything was wrong with us. We lost two games by one point. It’s not like we’re getting blown out. The game against Alaska, we got blown out, but before that, games against NLEX and Star were decided by just one possession,” he said. “I felt like we’re not playing bad even though we’re at 3-3. We’re always one possession away.”Ross agreed that looking back, the Beermen made a mistake on replacing Wendell McKines with Terik Bridgeman.But with Terrence Watson now in the fold, he believes that San Miguel is back to its old dominant self as it seeks to make it to the top four and ultimately capture the Grand Slam.“When we changed imports, I guess you could say they made the wrong decision, but I felt we’re playing good enough to win games. We’re just not making plays at the end of the game. But now that we got an import that competes and fits in well with us, plus we’re getting healthy and coach is finding our way with our rotation, then we’re starting to play a little bit better which is causing us to win games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross and import Terrence Watson double teams Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. PBA IMAGESChris Ross may have given up four inches in defending Justin Brownlee, but at the end of the day, that huge height disparity was hardly a factor at all.Bringing in his scrappiness and grit, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year hounded the Ginebra import for the 42 minutes he spent on the floor to help San Miguel come away with a 107-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concerns

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concernsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde eased injury concerns for Lionel Messi after went off at halftime for victory over Villarreal.Returning to action this week, Messi appeared to injure himself.”When something happens to Messi the world stops,” Valverde said.”But it doesn’t seem to be anything more than a nuisance in the adductor.”We took him off as a precaution.”Barcelona earned the points, but they didn’t impress at the Camp Nou. Nonetheless, Valverde was pleased to get the win.”The first thing is, as always, to win,” he explained. “I think we’re playing well at home. Today was tough.”We had a moment in the first half wherein we weren’t good.”But we’re good at home. We have to see if we can add to it away from home, too.” last_img read more

Darned right Ohio States got something to play for

Ohio State football coach Everett Withers made light of the Buckeyes’ impending Big Ten Conference opener during a Monday press conference. “Big Ten week, huh?” OSU’s co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach said with a smile. Withers’ lightheartedness aside, there’s no mistaking that the No. 14 Buckeyes (4-0) know exactly what time of year it is. There’s also no mistaking whether the Buckeyes have anything to play for either – they do. The first team to oppose OSU in pursuit of the divisional title is Michigan State. In a meeting of the conference’s top-ranked teams, OSU will journey to East Lansing, Mich., to face No. 20 MSU (3-1) at Spartan Stadium. Preparation for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s first-ever Big Ten tilt began Sunday with a “state of the union meeting” to address chasing the divisional crown. The goal of winning the Leaders Division half of the conference was first established for the Buckeyes during that meeting, Meyer said. “The first time we talked about (winning the Leaders Division) was (Sunday) in our team state of the union meeting we had and this is you have an opportunity to go win your side of the Big Ten,” Meyer said. Meyer chose to address winning the division because it was not discussed as a goal for any of the Buckeyes’ first four games against Miami (Ohio), Central Florida, California or Alabama Birmingham, he said. OSU redshirt senior defensive back Orhian Johnson said the team is focused on MSU. Meyer will handle the rest if the Buckeyes take care of business on the field, Johnson said. “You know, (winning the Leaders Division is) a possibility for us, but regardless of the situation, we’ve got a game,” Johnson said. “As long as we go out there and do what we do against Michigan State.” Meyer previously claimed to be unaware of OSU eligibility for the Leaders Division title, but some of his players, like redshirt receiver Jake Stoneburner, were aware. Stoneburner said the state of the union meeting was Meyer’s first mention of winning the division. The opportunity to win a piece of hardware during the 2012 season has given players added motivation, Stoneburner said. “I think he was finally saying that we have something to play for other than just going undefeated,” Stoneburner said. “We can win our division and I think it gives guys a little bit of hope, not that we didn’t have any in the first place, but it gives guys a little extra incentive.” Saturday’s meeting will be the teams’ first in East Lansing since 2008. Only two Buckeye players who are reshirt seniors – defensive end Nathan Williams and linebacker Etienne Sabino – played in that game, a 45-7 OSU victory. A visit to a ranked in-conference opponent is nothing to fear, Johnson said. It’s exactly the reason (players) come to OSU. “It’s definitely fun to get back in the Big Ten ball. I mean, that’s what you come here for,” Johnson said. “So we just want to come out there and lock in, and playing on the road is definitely fun. Just playing in a different atmosphere.” Senior fullback Zach Boren agreed, saying the competition is heightened at this time of year because every team understands what is at stake. “The Big Ten is always a new part of the season. It’s always a new chapter because, you know, this is a tough, physical conference,” Boren said. “The games start to matter that much more because you’re playing for conference championships.” That’s exactly the position OSU is in. The games matter more because OSU does indeed have something to play for, Meyer said. “Are we playing for something? You’re darned right we are,” Meyer said. “It’s really important here. Look around. Really important.” OSU and MSU are scheduled to kickoff their Saturday game at 3:30 p.m. Grant Gannon and Andrew Holleran contributed to this article. read more

Review Iran – Portugal

first_imgIran’s passion and desire paid off in injury time, but Ansarifard’s penalty kick wasn’t enough to send Iran through to the next stage. Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring at the end of the first half, while Ronaldo missed a penalty in the second.#IRNPOR // The teams are in! pic.twitter.com/tmsdH1iunk— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018In the 3rd minute of the match in Saransk, Cristiano Ronaldo had the first attempt on goal which was calmly saved by Alireza Beinravand. In general, Iran’s goalkeeper was nervous, making three mistakes within the first 15 minutes. In the 16th minute, Amiri kicked Adrien Silva, giving Ronaldo a free kick. His attempt was blocked by the wall. In the meantime, Morocco surprisingly took the lead against Spain, but Isco levelled the score just five minutes later. Iran was playing as expected, with eleven men behind the ball deep in their own half when Portugal was in possession. However, they were more aggressive in attack than usual when they had the ball. Kicks, fouls and tackles were plentiful. Scoring opportunities… not so much.Top 5 biggest Flops in World Football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – August 24, 2018 Time to talk about an infamous list of players who we thought would become world stars but ended as the biggest flops and disappointments in…The Iranians were gaining confidence as the game wore on and just as it seemed the teams will head to the half-time break tied, Ricardo Quaresma and Adrien Silva played a wonderful one-two, which was followed by a spectacular shot by Quaresma that landed in the far corner of the net. His signature, technically perfected shot with the outside part of the boot gave his team an all-important 1-0 lead.In the 50th minute, Ronaldo was carelessly fouled on the edge of the box. Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres didn’t blow the whistle initially, but after the replay booth signalled him to take a look, he changed his decision and showed on the penalty spot. The Iranian players were vivid, captain Ehsan Hajsafi was booked, but the rulling was correct. It was a foul and it was a penalty. It took some time for passions to calm down. When everyone thought Ronaldo would tie Harry Kane as the tournament’s top scorer, Iran’s goalkeeper read his shot and made the save. Milad Mohammadi replaced Hajsafi three minutes after the penalty miss.Two consecutive fouls riled up Ricardo Quaresma, so he went after Ezatolahi, the player who committed the second one, earning himself a booking. Fernando Santos did the right thing by pulling him out in the 69th minute. Bernardo Silva came in as the substitute. At the same time, Ghoddos replaced Jahanbakhsh. Ansarifard became Iran’s third captain today after coming onto the pitch instead of Ezatolahi in the 76th minute. Team Melli was using every atom of energy in order to combat the Portuguese and attempt a comeback. The tension on the field was palpable. Nevertheless, The Navigators seemed to have the match under control.The hearts of all Portugal fans around the world must have stopped for a second when Caceres was looking at a video replay of Cristiano Ronaldo inadvertently punching an Iran player in the jaw. Fortunately for the entire 2018 World Cup, the referee made the right call and showed him only a yellow card. While that was going on, Morocco amazingly took the lead again in the match versus Spain. In the 93rd minute, Caceres was in the replay booth once more, this time checking whether to give Iran a penalty for a hand ball. Even though it didn’t look like the Portuguese defender touched the ball on purpose, the penalty was given. Karim Ansarifard converted and the game was tied.While that was going on, a replay in Kaliningrad gave Spain a second goal which tied that game as well. Right after Iran scored, Mehdi missed a tremendous opportunity to bring joy to the stadium filled with Iran fans. As it turned out, it was the last interesting moment of a pulsating encounter. Portugal and Spain moved on to the Round of 16, but the injury time goals changed the outlook of the final standings. Spain finished first on goal difference and will face Russia, while Portugal finished second and will play Uruguay.last_img read more

Week In Review 08120816

first_imgWednesday 8/14Audio PlayerWednesday-0814.mp3VmWednesday-0814.mp300:00RPdNo Resolution At Recent Bargaining Session With District, Reseeding Begins On Swan Lake Fire Dozer Lines, With Moderate Fire Activity, DF&G Close Set Gillnetting In the Upper Subdistrict For The 2019 Season Monday 8/12Audio PlayerJennifer-0812.mp3VmJennifer-0812.mp300:00RPdKenai River Brewery Wins People’s Choice at Beer Festival, Parents Arrested After Missing Children Found, Legislators Call For Statutory PFD To Be Paid In Full Tuesday 8/13Audio PlayerTuesday-0813.mp3VmTuesday-0813.mp300:00RPdCity Of Soldotna Moving Forward With Petition To Annex, Borough Denies Country Singer Right To Privacy At Homer Residence, Rumors Swirl That BP Might Be Selling Off Its Alaska Assets Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week.center_img Thursday 8/15Audio PlayerFriday-0816.mp3VmFriday-0816.mp300:00RPdFire Activity Moderated On Swan Lake Fire, Some Areas In Refuge Closed, $2.54M In Capital Budget For Hiland Mountain Women’s Mental Health Unit, Homelessness: The Forgotten Problem On The Kenai Friday 8/16Audio PlayerFriday-0816.mp3VmFriday-0816.mp300:00RPdNWS Issues Fire Weather Watch For Kenai Peninsula, Recall Dunleavy Surpasses Necessary 28,000 Signatures, Candidate List Finalized For Local Municipal Electionlast_img read more

To Prevent Drunk Driving Deaths TxDOT Says Plan While You Can

first_img Share Listen – / 4For years now, Harris County has had some of the highest DWI fatality rates in the country. Allison Bainbridge with the DA’s office says a lot of it has to do with Harris County’s large size and growing population. “But it really comes down to someone’s individual choice,” adds Bainbridge. “Someone’s going to make a bad decision to drink and drive, something bad is going to happen.”Eric Stephens knows all too well what can happen. His daughter Jade was killed in a drunk driving crash in July of 2014. The family was driving home from Jade’s 10th birthday party when they were hit by a drunk driver in north Harris County. “You don’t understand how it is when you can’t get out of your head your baby dying in your wife’s arms,” says Stephens. To try to keep the roads safe this holiday season, many local law enforcement departments are conducting “no refusal” efforts. If someone suspected of DWI refuses to take a breath test, police can get an immediate search warrant for a blood draw.TxDOT has also rolled out an interactive video game to illustrate the dangers of impaired driving. Players have to dodge snowballs while under the influence of “digital” drinks.  00:00 /00:56 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

It followed seizures of cocaine over the past year

first_imgIt followed seizures of cocaine over the past year worth an estimated £600,000 in Belfast and at Nutts Corner.A number of men have already been arrested and charged in connection with the probe.MAN ARRESTED OVER POLICE PROBE INTO £600,0000 COCAINE SEIZURE was last modified: December 14th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet POLICE say a man has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by detectives into the supply of controlled drugs in the North West.The 29-year-old was detained in Claudy, Co Derry under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.He has been taken to Coleraine Police Station for questioning.center_img 0000000 COCAINE SEIZURE4600BelfastclaudyMAN ARRESTED OVER POLICE PROBE INTO £600NUTTS CORRNERlast_img read more