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Tara Smith’s late-game heroics give Frogs a 1-0 victory in Big 12 opener

first_imgFacebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU vs Kansas soccer in Fort Worth, Texas on September 22, 2017. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) ReddIt What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin The goal was the golden goal of the match, giving the Frogs a 1-0 victory in their first match of conference play.“When I got the ball, I saw a lot of people in front of me, and I told myself to kick the ball hard and on frame,” Smith said. “It went in, so it worked out.”The 1-0 final score did not reflect how the game played out. The Frogs dominated possession all night long and didn’t allow Kansas any scoring opportunities until late in the match. Bell praised his team for their efforts following the match.“I thought we played awesome,” Bell said. “We created a lot of scoring opportunities and had the ball for a large share of the game. Our defending was spot on and they didn’t have a lot of chances. Overall, it was a great performance in all three phases of the game.”Smith praised the crowd following the match, applauding their loud support on the night and for the entire season.“They’re always loud and energetic and that helped us out tonight,” Smith said.With the win, TCU is now 5-1 at home, the only loss coming to the hands of Northeastern. The game was the second overtime game the Frogs have played in this season, improving to 2-0. The game was TCU’s second consecutive shutout and fourth of the season.The Frogs will continue their three-game homestead as they face Kansas State, the Big 12’s newest member, Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ + posts TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Linkedin Facebook “After the red card, they seemed to back off a bit, giving us some space to stretch their play and work around them,” Smith said.The Frogs swarmed the Kansas defense, but the Jayhawks didn’t back down. An 81st minute foul by first-year defender Tijana Djuricek awarded Kansas a free kick that found an opening in the defense and an open goal, but a quick reaction by first-year defender Ariana Owens sliding in front of the goal saved the game for the Frogs.“Kansas is a pretty resilient group,” Bell said. “After that red card, they hunkered down and held us, fought and battled. Their goalkeeper made some great saves to keep them in it, so credit to them.”The first overtime period didn’t prove to be any different from regulation play. A majority of the 10 minutes in the period were played in the TCU attacking third, but the Frogs couldn’t convert.The strong attack for the entire night finally paid off for the Frogs. In the 106th minute, Smith scored her second goal of the season and second-career goal, both of which have been game-winners. She ripped the ball from just inside the box into the upper corner of the net. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleAlumni learn the art of how to ‘whistle while you work’Next articleNo. 16 TCU puts Big 12 on notice with road upset over No. 6 Oklahoma State Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printStrong play in the Horned Frogs’ attacking third for the majority of the match paid off in double overtime as sophomore midfielder Tara Smith found the back of the net to propel the Frogs to victory in the Frogs’ Big 12 opener over Kansas.“I was very impressed tonight,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We were able to play 105 minutes and played pretty awesome soccer for the entire time. I was very pleased with the entire performance over the entire game.The first half began with back-and-forth action as neither team was able to generate a quality scoring chance until the 11th minute of the game. A pass from sophomore goalkeeper Katie Lund made its way into junior midfielder McKenzie Oliver’s lap, immediately turning on the jets and blowing by two Jayhawks defenders. Oliver’s cross into the box to senior forward Emma Heckendorn was right on target, but Heckendorn’s shot soared over the crossbar.The Frogs continued to amp up the pressure as the half progressed. The best scoring chance in the first half for the Frogs came in the 25th minute. Heckendorn drove into the box and passed the ball out to freshman midfielder Yazmeen Ryan who ripped the shot to goal, but an incredible diving save by Kansas’ senior goalkeeper Maddie Dobyns shocked the crowd in what seemed to be a guaranteed goal.The first half ended in a 0-0 tie but TCU dominated and determined play for a majority of the half, outshooting the Jayhawks 11 to three with five corners in the half.The Horned Frogs maintained the pressure from the first half through the break and into the second period. In the 64th minute, the Jayhawks were forced with a tough task to overcome. A major head-to-head collision at midfield between Kansas’ senior midfielder Hannah Lukinac and junior midfielder Karitas Tomasdottir resulted in a red card and ejection for Lukinac. During the most pivotal point in the match, Kansas were forced to complete the match down a player.last_img read more

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Woman arrested over Limerick attempted murder

first_imgFacebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAI in Limerick investigating the attempted murder of convicted drug dealer Christy Keane have arrested a woman in her 20s this Thursday evening.The woman, who was brought into custody at 8:30pm, is currently detained for questioning at Roxboro Garda Station under section 30 of the Criminal Justice act.Last Monday morning, as Keane walked towards the Sports Arena at the University of Limerick, two masked and armed men approached him and opened fire.Keane was hit four times and remains in hospital.The two men fled and two cars were found on fire in Monaleen and Drombana a short time later.Two hand guns, said to have been in poor condition, were found in one of the cars and they have been sent for technical and forensic examination.Meantime, a 37-year-old man who was arrested on Monday night remains in garda custody at Henry Street after Judge Marian O’Leary, at a special court sitting in Kilmallock, extended his period of detention until next Saturday.Gardai are investigating a number of lines and suspects but it is believed that a number of feuding factions have been linked to the shooting. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articleOvergrown hedgerows putting motorists at riskNext articleSoccer – Ireland kick start their World University Games campaign Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement TAGSfeatured Email Linkedincenter_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print First Irish death from Coronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannondoc operating but only by appointment NewsBreaking newsWoman arrested over Limerick attempted murderBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2015 521 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApplast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: OCEAN SEARCH-MISSING WRESTLERFormer WWE pro Shad Gaspard missing in ocean off CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was still missing Tuesday after he was swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while swimming with his young son.Gaspard’s 10-year-old son, Aryeh, was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water safely after they were caught in a rip current Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. A police statement says a lifeguard saw a wave crash over Gaspard and he was swept out to sea.Gaspard gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Time, along with his partner, JTG. The rescheduled Belmont will be contested at distance of a mile and an eighth instead of the race’s trademark mile and a half that has been in place since 1926. SOCCER-PREMIER LEAGUE RESTARTSix virus infections found in Premier LeagueMANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Premier League’s first wave of mass coronavirus testing of players and staff found six people infected at three of the 20 soccer teams.Socially distant training sessions can begin, without the involvement of the six people with COVID-19 who have to self-isolate for seven days. Associated Press After retiring from the WWE in 2010, Gaspard has had small roles on TV and in movies, including the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard.”HORSE RACING-BELMONT STAKESBelmont to be run on June 20ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 on Long Island in front of no fans as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.This is the first year the Belmont will take place before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The Derby was moved to Sept. 5 and the Preakness to Oct. 3. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-REOPENING FACILITIESSome NFL teams reopening training facilitiesUNDATED (AP) — A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited re-openings on Tuesday, as long as state and local municipalities allow them.Coaching staffs and all players, except those undergoing injury rehab, are barred from the facilities in the first phase of the league’s plan.With such states as California, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Virginia still under heavy restrictions, that immediately leaves nine franchises unable to use their facilities. The Las Vegas Raiders still have their training complex in Alameda, California. In other NFL news:—Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter isn’t willing to guess what the NFL might look like when its back on the field. The new NFL Players Association president said he’s focused on player safety as the league cautiously heads toward normalcy in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tretter doesn’t know when players will be allowed to return to training facilities that began opening around the league. Players who are waived over the next week won’t get paid, but they will receive benefits through June 30. The WNBA offered rookies health benefits starting May 1. Veteran players receive year-round benefits.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format. That word comes from a person familiar with discussions.And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced border restrictions will stay in effect through June 21.NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful the decision to close the border to non-essential travel for another month won’t “have a material impact” on the league’s discussions to restart its season. —The Texas Rangers would prefer to stay home in their new ballpark whenever it is time to get back to spring training. They still haven’t played a game, or even had an organized workout, in their $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof. Spring training has been on hold more than two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. That has also delayed the start of the regular season. NBA-JAZZ-BOGDANOVIC SURGERYJazz forward Bojan Bogdanović undergoes right wrist surgerySALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have announced that forward Bojan Bogdanović underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right wrist.The procedure was performed Tuesday in New York City. There’s no timetable for Bogdanović’s return. The team said in a release that he’ll begin rehabilitation “at the appropriate time.” The NBA season remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Burmeister took over at Loyola in 1994 after working as an assistant at nearby DePaul and went 40-71 over four seasons. Following his time at Loyola, he went on to coach for a season at Trinity University in San Antonio and at Incarnate Word for 12 years.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Bogdanović was averaging 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his first season with the Jazz. He also was playing a career-best 33.1 minutes per game. The 31-year-old Bogdanović signed a four-year, $73 million contract with Utah last summer.WNBA-ROSTER SIZEAP source: WNBA teams to cut rosters down to 12 by May 26NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA teams will have to get their rosters down to 12 by May 26 so players can get paid starting June 1.The league and the players’ union are still working out many details of how often players will get paid and how much. Those negotiations largely depend on the length and start date of the season. — The San Francisco 49ers are encouraged by how productive their virtual offseason has been amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are even more hopeful of getting back on the field for training camp in July after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said sports could resume under some restrictions if the state continues to make progress.—Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed by NFL owners. They include addendums to the Rooney Rule, which has fallen short in its goal of increasing diversity in the league. All clubs will now be required to interview at least two minority candidates from outside the organization for head coach vacancies.NFL-BRADY WORKOUTBrady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout on prep fieldTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic —or NFL rules against players working out at team facilities — keep him from preparing for a new season with his new Tampa Bay team. May 20, 2020 Brady gathered some of his new Buccaneers teammates on a high school field for a throwing session early Tuesday. Brady wore a Buccaneers helmet and an orange jersey over his shoulder pads.The informal, players-only workout lasted two hours, according to The Tampa Bay Times.Because of the pandemic, any gathering of players is notable — especially one involving Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs in March.MLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-NATIONALS RINGSAn unusual ring to it: Nats opt for virtual Series ceremony OBIT-BURMEISTERBurmeister, who coached UTSA to NCAA tourney, dies at 72CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday. He was 72.Loyola said Burmeister died following a bout with cancer.Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-90. He led the Roadrunners to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Illinois in 1988. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will unveil their World Series championship rings during a “virtual” ceremony shown on television and online Sunday — an unprecedented approach brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.With the start of the Major League Baseball season on hold because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he hopes the plan to show off the team’s hardware would provide “a moment of joy in these uncertain times.”Teams typically unveil their title rings at a home stadium packed with fans.In other MLB developments:—The Los Angeles Angels will implement furloughs across their organization starting June 1. Furloughs will impact employees across the front office, scouting department and minor league system. The Angels had already pledged to pay their employees through May. Furloughed employees will keep their medical benefits for the rest of the year or until Oct. 31, depending on their contracts. The league is not identifying whether players or coaches tested positive from the tests on 748 people on Sunday and Monday.In other sports-related coronavirus developments:—Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game has been canceled for the first time in its quarter-century history because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLS All-Stars had been scheduled to play counterparts from Mexico’s Liga MX on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. MLS says the 2021 game will take place at Banc of California Stadium, most likely against All-Stars from Liga MX.— Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city is talking with the organizers of the Boston Marathon about what to do if the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t let up by the race’s proposed new date of Sept. 14. The mayor said on Tuesday that the decision to reschedule the marathon from April to September was made with the hope that the disease “would no longer be a significant public health risk.”— South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley are taking the cuts. The university also said Tuesday that school president Robert Caslen and athletic director Ray Tanner are among the top-level administrators taking the 10% cut.last_img read more

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2nd half boost, hot shooting and more takeaways from Syracuse’s win over Georgetown

first_img Comments Published on December 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Tyus Battle drove down the floor, pulled up, and drained a jumper with 2.5 seconds to go. Georgetown couldn’t make its desperation heave, and the buzzer sounded.Syracuse (7-2) got off to a miserable start against Georgetown (7-2) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. But the Orange roared back to start in the second half, taking the lead for much of the frame. In the end, SU beat the Hoyas, 72-71.Here are some takeaways from Saturday’s game.Atrocious startSyracuse’s season-high in 3-pointers attempted was the 28 it attempted against Oregon. In the first half against the Hoyas, SU attempted 14. The Orange made just one from beyond the arc, though.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse shot better from inside the arc in the first half, making 6-of-14 from 2-point range, but that still culminated in just 7-for-28 (25 percent) from the field in the first 20 minutes. After two points on Tuesday against Northeastern, Battle didn’t heat up early against Georgetown, making 1-of-8 shots in the first half.Coming aliveIt seemed like nothing would fall for Syracuse. That changed in the second half. In the first four minutes after the break,  Battle scored 10 points. He hit a three from the left corner, finished twice near the rim and made three free throws. His ninth and 10th points forced a Hoyas timeout with the Orange having gone on a 14-4 run to start the second period to get within three.Georgetown found answers a few times, courtesy of Jessie Govan hook shots. But then Oshae Brissett drained a three from the left corner to get the Orange within two. The Carrier Dome rocked as loud as it had all day.Syracuse kept making shots. Battle kept scoring. Elijah Hughes hit multiple threes. What was a double-digit deficit at halftime ballooned to a six point Orange lead at one point in the second period.Magic MacMinutes before Saturday’s game started, a Syracuse student said “Mac McClung can’t shoot.” The 6-foot-2 Georgetown freshman is well known on social media for his dunks. Another student responded simply, saying “That’s a fact.”But the first points of the game came courtesy of a McClung three. He kept shooting, going 5-for-13 and 2-for-8 from deep in the first half. That meant a game-high 13 points at the break, including one layup where he sliced through the entire Syracuse zone before finishing a circus shot inside with his right hand.McClung slowed in the second half, as Greg Malinowski got hot on the wing instead to the tune of 11 of his own points.Not much in reserveJim Boeheim tried all sorts of lineup combinations in the first half against Georgetown, including one of Jalen Carey, Buddy Boeheim, Battle, Marek Dolezaj and Bourama Sidibe which hadn’t been seen yet this season. Carey and Buddy both played long stretches of minutes, as it seemed Boeheim was looking for some sort of spark.But no such spark came. The Orange got just four points in the first half from their bench.In the second half, Frank Howard picked up two more fouls very early on to get to four. That meant  Carey had to play big minutes for much of the game from then on. A few minutes later, Carey led a fast break to set up a Brissett lay up with a bounce pass, and also used a sharp spin move to create space before dumping off to Paschal Chukwu for a lay-in.Carey contributed more than 10-consecutive second-half minutes. And then Howard fouled out with 3:57 to go and Carey played the rest of the way. He stepped up on back-to-back trips inside three minutes, first hitting a step back three from the left corner late in the shot clock, and then swatting a corner shot at the other end.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Trump: G-7 Summit Will Not Be Held at Miami Resort in 2020

first_imgPresident Trump has reversed course on his plans to host next year’s Group of Seven, or G-7 Summit, at his Miami golf resort, Trump National Doral.The commander-in-chief tweeted Saturday night: Mr. Trump had announced last Thursday that his resort would host the summit.The White House had been defending its decision to use a Trump property for the summit, saying it would be run at cost or no profit, although some media outlets and Democrats criticized the administration for it.The emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the President from accepting any gifts and money from foreign governments.last_img read more

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Miami-Dade Police Shoot, Kill North Carolina Fugitive After Firefight

first_imgMiami-Dade Police reportedly shot and killed a man they described as being a fugitive from North Carolina, after the man shot an officer in his bulletproof vest.Investigators tracked him down to a house on the 25500 block of SW 147th Avenue, where the 56-year-old man barricaded himself inside.At one point, Miami-Dade’s Special Response Team was called in to assist hostage negotiators, but were unable to convince the man to surrender.SRT officers then entered the house. The man “opened fire, striking an SRT officer on his ballistic vest,” according to a police press release.A firefight unfolded and the man was ultimately shot and killed.“The officer did not sustain any injuries,” police said.Officials did not provide any details or the man’s identity, but said that he was wanted for a shooting in North Carolina.last_img read more

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Port of Olympia Offers Free Tours of the Working Waterfront

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaWith the return of spring, the Port of Olympia will be resuming its popular marine terminal tour program in downtown Olympia. Tours, which are free to all, offer the opportunity to see and learn about the workings of Thurston County’s international shipping terminal.In addition to observing cargo operations, including the mobile harbor crane, log loaders and other equipment, visitors will learn about the various ways Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and the role the Port plays in moving a wide range of goods to their final destination. Over 10,000 individuals have toured the Port of Olympia’s working waterfront over the past decade.Tour participants can expect to leave with a better understanding of the economic impact the Port has in our community as well as working knowledge of the Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Olympia Regional Airport and the Port’s Real Estate Development program.Tour DetailsReservations Required.  Space is limited. Reserve at http://www.portolympia.com/98/Port-Tours.Photo ID Required for 17+. Due to Federal regulations, the secured Marine Terminal requires photo identification for everyone over 17 years of age.Location and Duration. The outdoor walking tours begin at Port offices, 626 Columbia Street NW STE 1-B (Olympics Room) in Olympia. Tours last approximately two hours.Attire.  Because tours are outdoors, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Children of all ages are welcome.  Tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible.A vessel in port is not guaranteed.2018 Tour ScheduleThursday, April 24, 1:00 p.m.Wednesday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.Thursday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.School and Group ToursIn addition to the monthly scheduled tours, the Port also welcomes tour groups from schools or other organizations. School and group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Transportation grants are available for Thurston County schools upon request.To schedule your group tour, or if you have questions, please contact Brianna Baker at [email protected] or by calling 360-528-8013.last_img read more

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No bang for the Saints as Clan steals opener from Selkirk

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints opened the 2016-2017 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season with a slight stumble, but nobody said the quest for a fifth straight league title would be easy.Coming into the regular season as the four-time defending league champions, the Saints home opener Saturday night featured an entertaining game against the Simon Fraser University Clan.A pair of powerplay goals and stellar goaltending by Jordan Liem helped the Clan escape the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 3-2 victory.“It’s a learning experience, by no means am I devastated by the loss,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“Last season we got off to slow start and then we had a lot of success in the second half. It’s a process and we are building towards an end goal, that goal doesn’t change because we lose one game.”After raising the banner to the rafters of the Castlegar arena pre-game, the Saints got off to a slow start. Simon Fraser controlled play for the first 10 minutes of the opening frame, before the Saints found their edge. A hard hitting first period ended with both Saints’ starter Brett Huber and Clan goaltender Liem keeping the puck out of the net.Simon Fraser opened the scoring four minutes into the middle frame when Mitch Crisanti scored on the powerplay. A minute later, a sloppy breakout by the Saints resulted in an Adam Callegari goal and a 2-0 Clan lead.Veteran Saints forward Alex Milligan gave the supportive home crowd something to cheer about with less than a minute remaining in the second period when he put away a rebound to cut the lead to 2-1.Saints assistant captain Ryan Edwards tied the score early in the third period when his blast from the point on the powerplay found the back of the Simon Fraser net. Four minutes into final period, the Clan struck again on the powerplay when Brendan Lamont stuffed a rebound past Huber.The Saints pressed, firing 12 third period shots on Liem but could not get the equalizer.“When they have seven opportunities to score with the man advantage, it’s tough to win those games,” says Heaven about the penalty problems that hampered the Saints in the opener.“You have to play a bit more disciplined to have good success in this league.”The Saints outshot the Clan 37-31 in the game.The Selkirk College team will now hit the road for two straight weekends where they will get a look at Trinity Western University, the University of Victoria and a rematch against Simon Fraser.They return home on October 28 for a game against U.S. rival Eastern Washington University.last_img read more

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Former SC Villa CEO unveiled at URA FC

first_img Tags: Ivan KakembotopURA FC Kakembo was formerly SC Villa CEOKAMPALA – The URA FC Board has appointed Ivan Kakembo as the new CEO of URA FC.Kakembo who was previously at SC Villa in similar capacity under the leadership of Ben Misaga, replaces Edward Kulubya who resigned at the start of September.Kulubya had served as URA FC CEO for four years but had to relinquish his role in order to continue with his education.Kakembo has been handed a one year renewable contract effective 1st November 2018.Speaking at his unveiling, Kakembo expressed his delight that he is joining the Tax Collectors And promised to make the club better.“I am so happy to join URA FC as a club and being under URA as an institution is a great honor, said Kakembo.“I’m so confident because I come here with great expertise in football management both locally and internationally which I believe will give us as a club an edge in Ugandan football today.“I expect to lobby for the club’s growth and also deliver a new brand of URA FC and ensure that the success of the club is unmatched.The Chairman URA FC Mr. Kizza James promised support to the new CEO and he emphasized that the CEO has been thoroughly selected and the board is convinced that Ivan is the right man for the job.He also noted that the CEO has been tasked to turn the club into a bigger football brand both locally and internationally.The club also unveiled the official medical sponsors and this is St. Catherine Hospital who will be partnering with URA FC to provide medical insurance cover for URA FC players, URA FC staff and their dependents to ensure that the team is healthy.“We are happy to be part of this great team and we believe that when the team is healthy then the results will be good too, said Mr. Omuntu Lawrence the public relations director St. Catherine’s Hospital.URA FC is currently enjoying a four game unbeaten start to the 2018/19 season.The Tax Collectors are currently in fourth having won two and drawn as many games.Their next fixture will be away to SC Villa at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday, 30th November.Comments last_img read more

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Use Your Cow Compass

first_imgCattle and deer seem to align themselves to magnetic north.  German and Czech scientists, reporting in PNAS,1 used aerial observations to detect the tendency of grazing herds to line up in north-south directions.  The alignment was to magnetic north, not true north—indicating a sensitivity to earth’s magnetic field, as known to exist in migrating birds, lobsters and sea turtles (03/23/2004).    They did not have an explanation for this apparent sixth sense in mammals, but remarked that “It is amazing that this ubiquitous conspicuous phenomenon apparently has remained unnoticed by herdsmen and hunters for thousands of years.”  They speculated that it might be involved in predator avoidance or some physiological function such as temperature regulation.    The correlation may just be a statistical fluke.  About two-thirds of the herd members appeared to line up on a magnetic north-south orientation.  If established, “Our findings open horizons for the study of magnetoreception in general and are of potential significance for applied ethology (husbandry, animal welfare),” the authors said.  “They challenge neuroscientists and biophysics to explain the proximate mechanisms.”    The BBC News also reported the story.  PhysOrg asked whether this “surprising discovery” of a magnetic sense might also be detected in humans – at least those who follow the herd.1.  Begall et al, “Magnetic alignment in grazing and resting cattle and deer,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, published online 08/25/2008, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0803650105.What this means is that you will have a statistically better chance of getting your buck trophy if you look east or west.  And cowboys will never look the same with large electromagnets on the backs of their saddles.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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