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Warriors beat Blazers to avenge earlier loss this week

first_imgTIP-INSWarriors: Golden State, 6 of 15 from the free throw line during Thursday’s game, made its first 10 Saturday, and went 23 of 28 overall. … The Warriors had three technical fouls in the game, including one on Durant for hanging on the rim.Trail Blazers: Lillard’s fifth 40-point game this season ties a career high. He also scored 40 points five times during the 2016-17 season.MISFIRED SHOTAfter Iguodala’s heave into the stands at the end of the first half, officials spent more than a minute at a courtside monitor before deeming his throw a “hostile act,” warranting an ejection.“Andre said he was just shooting the ball,” Kerr said. “It wasn’t a very good shot. Went a little long.”UP NEXTWarriors: Monday night at PhoenixTrail Blazers: Sunday night at home against Philadelphia. Thompson, who grew up in Portland as the son of former Trail Blazer Mychal Thompson, scored 32 points Saturday night to lead Golden State to a 115-105 victory.Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each had 25 points as Golden State evened the score after losing at home to Portland 110-109 on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThompson broke out by hitting 12 of 21 shots, going 4 of 5 from 3-point range. At one point after making a 3-pointer, Thompson began talking to his right hand.What did Thompson say? MOST READ Damian Lillard hit six 3-pointers and scored 40 points. It was the fifth time this season Lillard, who made the go-ahead 3-pointer in the victory at Oracle Arena, has scored at least 40 points.Golden State avenged that loss with improved shooting and better defense. The Warriors shot 50 percent from the floor (40 of 80), and made 12 of 25 from 3-point range.Durant was 10 of 19 from the floor, while Kevin Looney was 5 of 6, and made his first 3-pointer of the season.Kerr said it made a difference on defense to expand his rotation to 11 players Saturday.“I didn’t like what I did the other night, playing eight guys,” Kerr said. “I thought everybody who stepped on the floor did a really good job for us.”Jusuf Nurkic finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Blazers.Leading 30-27 after one quarter, Golden State scored the first 10 points of the second, including seven consecutive by Curry. Golden State led by as many as 17 points during the first half, settling for a 58-50 halftime lead.But the Warriors lost Andre Iguodala at halftime after he was ejected for hurling the ball deep into the end zone seats at the buzzer.Though Lillard scored 20 points during the third quarter, Golden State increased its lead to 93-83. The Warriors led by as many as 18 points in the fourth before holding off a late Portland rally.“We kept battling. I thought we made some good comebacks, but in the end, we let our guard down a few times. When you let your guard down, they take advantage of it,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. LATEST STORIES Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, puts up a shot on Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Oregon— A road game for the Golden State Warriors felt a little like home for Klay Thompson.Perhaps that helped him shoot his way out of a slump.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden keeps rolling with 41 as Rockets overcome Pelicans Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “I missed you. It’s good to see you again,” Thompson said. “It’s been a five-game absence or so where he hasn’t been in the game, so to finally see the ball go in at a high rate felt really good.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr said there wasn’t anything different about Thompson’s game. He was merely due.“Shots just went in,” Kerr said. “I didn’t think the quality of his shot attempts looked that much better. I think the law of averages just took over.”If there’s a place outside Oakland where Thompson feels most comfortable, it’s Portland’s Moda Center, known as the Rose Garden during his childhood.“It’s like a second home here. I was very fortunate to come to a lot of Blazer games at the Rose Garden,” Thompson said. “To be back here playing for my family is surreal. It feels like I’m getting old. It feels like yesterday I was back in these hallways trying to snag autographs. It’s always a pleasure to come back here.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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JLR launches SVAutoiography Dynamic, priced at Rs 2.79 cr

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 27 (PTI) Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today said it has launched Range Rover SVAutoiography Dynamic in India, priced at Rs 2.79 crore (ex- showroom).The SUV comes loaded with several features and a powerful V8 engine.”The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is designed and engineered by JLR?s special vehicle operations (SVO) team who are passionate in their commitment to explore new frontiers of luxury, performance and technology,” JLR India Managing Director Rohit Suri said in a statement.Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is the fourth vehicle to join the brands portfolio in India after the Range Rover SVAutobiography, Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar F-TYPE SVR.The new model is available to order at all 25 authorised retail outlets in India, the company said. PTI MSS BALlast_img read more

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Daily Bullets (April 12)

first_imgFootball NewsA look at Oklahoma State’s defensive backfield headed into 2016. (NewsOK)Victor Salako aiming for improvement after offseason surgery. (NewsOK)James Washington continues to shine this spring. (Go Pokes)Oklahoma State ranked No. 10 in ESPN’s football power index preseason rankings. (PFB)A recruiting recap from the weekend. (PFB)Oklahoma State hosted a quarterback from Pearland, Texas at practice. (Go Pokes)Four-star shooting guard Tyson Jolly will visit Oklahoma State this weekend. (PFB)Hoops NewsBig Country spotting! (PFB)Davon Dillard with a nice between-the-legs jam. (PFB)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Alabama TE O.J. Howard Interviews Crimson Tide Fans, Goes Unrecognized In Hilarious Video

first_imgO.J. Howard interviewing Alabama football fans.O.J. Howard VideoVideos of athletes going unrecognized when taking to the street and interviewing unsuspecting fans are always a good watch. This clip featuring Alabama tight end O.J. Howard is no different. Howard speaks with a slew of seemingly clueless Crimson Tide fans who have no idea who they’ve been approached by. Howard even asks one of them which tight end on the roster he thinks will stand out most next year and the fan cites TY Flournoy-Smith, Howard’s back-up. Howard hauled in 17 passes for 260 yards and no touchdowns in 2014. A gifted athlete, he should be a bigger factor in Alabama’s offensive attack this fall as a junior. If that happens, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to sneak up on any more fans.last_img read more

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Florida State’s Derwin James Out 5-7 Weeks After Surgery On Torn Meniscus

first_imgFlorida State's Derwin James being carted off of the field after suffering an injury.Twitter/@ChrisFischer07Derwin James injury update: the Florida State safety now has a timetable for his return from a torn meniscus.The Seminoles star went down during FSU’s win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. While there was no torn ACL, or other significant damage to his left knee, as some feared at the time, he will be out for a good chunk of the season as he rehabs from surgery to fix the torn meniscus.During a press conference today, head coach Jimbo Fisher said that his star safety will be out at least 5-7 weeks.Jimbo Fisher said the had to sew Derwin James’s knee cartilage. Saved all cartilage, but will take longer to heal. At least 5-7 weeks.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 13, 2016The timing is rough for the Seminoles, who head to Louisville for a match-up with red-hot Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson. The sophomore has played himself into early Heisman talks with 13 touchdowns through two games, blowout wins over Charlotte and Syracuse.James has a monster freshman season in 2015, racking up 91 tackles (9.5 TFL), 4.5 sacks, five pass breakups, two fumbles forced, and two fumble recoveries. He was named to the Freshman All-American team by multiple publications, and was an All-American Honorable Mention per CBS Sports.After this weekend’s trip to Louisville, Florida State has games at USF, vs. North Carolina, at Miami, and vs. Wake Forest. Based on the Derwin James injury timeline, he could return for FSU’s huge October 29 game vs. Clemson, which would be a big boost for the ‘Noles defense.last_img read more

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PM Encourages Women to Become More Involved in Agriculture

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is urging more women to increase their participation and assertiveness in the economic development of their countries.She issued the call in an address read by Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, at the Supporting Economic Empowerment and Development in the Caribbean and Pacific (SEED CAP) Forum at the Half Moon Conference Centre in Montego Bay on July 12.Also urging more women to become involved in agriculture in particular, Mrs. Simpson Miller observed the link between gender, nutrition and food security, and poverty.“It is imperative that we design and implement strategies to increase the involvement of women in agriculture; to diversify their roles and to give greater recognition to their contribution to the sector,” the Prime Minister said.Noting that women in the Caribbean and sister states of the Pacific islands, play important roles in household food security as income earners, nurturers and managers of natural resources, she said this is why women must play a pivotal role in the eradication of poverty, the elimination of food insecurity, and the promotion of proper nutrition.“As Government and policy-makers it is critical that we provide the kind of legislative and policy framework and the kind of environment that facilitates the achievement of these goals,” Mrs. Simpson Miller stated.She observed that women are excelling in important agricultural roles as veterinarians, farm managers and educators.Meanwhile, Mrs Simpson Miller pointed out that in tandem with the country’s national development plan and vision to become the place of choice to live, work and raise families, one of the chief objectives is having a healthy and stable population.“We aim to achieve this by advancing the development of an agricultural sector that promotes food security and safety in order to contribute to the well-being of our people,” she informed.In seeking to achieve these objectives, she said there is a clear role for the increased participation of women in agriculture. “Currently our farmer registration programme shows that only about 33 per cent of Jamaican farmers are women… I would like to encourage more women to give due consideration to becoming more involved in this very vital sector of the economy,” she statedThe Forum is being held over the three days in an effort to expand economic opportunities for women in the agriculture sector in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. The United States Department of State and Jamaica in collaboration with the other U.S. agencies and the New Zealand Government are hosting the Forum, which brings together businesses, producers, experts and public and private sector representatives.CONTACT: GLENIS A. ROSEJIS REGIONAL OFFICEMONTEGO BAYlast_img read more

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Campaign to Attract More US Visitors

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Tourism Agency has launched a marketing campaign in the Greater Boston area to attract more first-time visitors to the province. Details were released during a port-of-call ceremony in Yarmouth for the Nova Star cruise-ferry today, April 16, which begins service from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth on May 15. “The northeastern United States is home to millions of people, and we intend to bring many of them here by air, road and sea, including on the new ferry,” said Minister of Natural Resources Zach Churchill, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson. “It is an important part of the provincial tourism strategy to attract more first-time visitors, who stay longer and spend more.” Highlights include TV ads on all major broadcast and cable outlets, print advertising and editorial in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, online ads, and billboards, including a window display at a transit station on the busy corner of Arlington and Boylston streets. The campaign will heat up in May, with major events planned at iconic Boston venues. “The strength of our campaign lies in exciting partnerships with two of America’s most respected and trusted brands — the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Globe,” said Patrick Sullivan, CEO, Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. “Our campaign seeks to align with these brand giants to build the brand of Nova Scotia as an authentic and quality destination.” From May 16 to 18, the 28-foot scale model of the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, the cornerstone of last year’s Toronto campaign, will be one of the highlights at a three-day festival at Faneuil Hall. The Nova Scotia Light event will be open to the public and showcase all the amazing experiences Nova Scotia has to offer. Boston Red Sox legends, and mascot Wally, will also be on-hand, with thousands of potential visitors expected to attend. May 18 is officially Nova Scotia Day at Fenway Park, set to take place during a nationally televised game against the Detroit Tigers. The New England Sports Network television broadcast of the Tigers series, reaching four million homes, will also air highlights from the Boston events, along with visuals of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia signage will also be featured behind the Red Sox home plate for 10 league games at Fenway, beginning April 29. Other highlights of the campaign include a fan voyage contest and a Nova Scotia Red Sox World Championship trophy tour scheduled for June, both launched in partnership with Nova Star Cruises. The U.S. promotions are part of the overall 2014 Take Yourself There campaign, launched in Nova Scotia’s key markets, including Ontario and Quebec. Stay tuned with the agency’s industry newsletter, inTouch, at www.novascotiatourismagency.ca for more details.last_img read more

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Video What The French Owe To Moroccan Soldiers in WWII

Rabat – French-Moroccan alliances have been in place for centuries. Fully independent since 1955, Morocco was a French protectorate  for nearly 44 years.As a tribute of remembrance and appreciation, the French honored those brave Moroccan veterans and fallen soldiers who freed Corsica from the Nazis over 72 years ago.What the French owe to Moroccan “goumiers” in World War II cannot fade from memory or the rich history of France and Morocco. The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Corsica was celebrated in 2013 when the French honored the surviving Moroccan soldiers. The ceremonial day was made into a documentary.The documentary was directed by France2. Memorable clips have been uploaded online, which have now surfaced to remind us that Muslims and Christians have defended and died for each other.More than 6,000 Moroccan soldiers of the French colonial army left the other side of the Mediterranean Sea to liberate Corsica from the Nazi occupation on October 4, 1943.According to the documentary, only about 808 Moroccan soldiers remain alive from that glorious period.Elderly men today and wearing Moroccan djellaba, four “goumiers” were flown to Corsica and stood on the same spot where they once fought to free the territory. This was their first time back on the island since 1943.The documentary began with a trip to Casablanca to visit with the veteran. French and Moroccan students shared fantastic stories with the “goumiers,” who are in their 90s, maybe even close to 100 years old.The Moroccan veterans were taken to Rabat where they met with Kader Arif, French Minister Delegate of Defense.The decorated soldiers traveled to Corsica onboard the private plane of French President François Hollande in a gesture of respect and recognition.While in Corsica, the men recounted, with great enthusiasm, what they went through during the liberation of the island in 1943.They were then taken to the Thegime Memorial, which pays tribute to the sacrifice of the thousands of fallen Moroccans who fought the occupation.The honors of the French Republic were given to these Moroccan heroes, where the flags of both countries waved proud in the air together.The mountainous Mediterranean island became the first part of the French territory freed from German occupation thanks to the brave “goumiers” who risked their lives.The symbolic tombs of 47 Moroccan Muslim soldiers and one Christian commander lie in Corsica as legendary tribute of what Morocco did for the liberation of France.Nowadays, both countries share more than the use of the French language and a profound history. They remain trade and tourism partners and both governments remain amicable and in cooperation. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,702.69, up 100.37 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 21 cents, or 1.99 per cent, to $10.34 on 29.3 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 14 cents, or one per cent, to $14.07 on 16.4 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 37 cents, or 0.75 per cent, to $49.45 on 9 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up eight cents, or 0.39 per cent, to $20.77 on 8.8 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Down $1.87, or 6.12 per cent, to $28.70 on 6.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up two cents, or 1.05 per cent, to $1.93 on 6.2 million shares.Companies reporting:WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA). Up 74 cents, or 3.7 per cent, to $20.94. WestJet says strong demand, higher-paying passengers and its new ultra-low-cost subsidiary will bolster revenue in 2019 as the company continues its transition from regional airline to international player. But its profits fell 39 per cent in the fourth-quarter from a year ago amid surging jet fuel prices. Passenger revenue grew seven per cent last quarter compared to the same period a year earlier, but fuel costs rose 21 per cent to $304.9 million, WestJet said, cancelling out some of the gains. WestJet earned $29.2 million in the fourth quarter, down from $47.8 million in the same period a year earlier. Revenue totalled $1.19 billion.Domtar Corp. (TSX:UFS). Up $4.75 to $65.75. Domtar shares rose nearly eight per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange after the company released earnings results and a positive outlook. The company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it had net earnings of $87 million or $1.38 per share for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with net loss of $386 million or $6.16 per share for the fourth quarter in 2017. Adjusted net earnings worked out to $103 million or $1.63 per share for the quarter, in line with analyst expectations according to Thomson Reuters Eikon, and up from $40 million or 64 cents per share for the fourth quarter a year earlier. read more

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Transport of energy across borders requires collective effort – UN official

24 April 2009International cooperation is crucial for a reliable supply of energy across national borders, whether through gas and oil pipelines or other means, a top United Nations development official said today. “Overcoming the barriers to reliable and stable energy transit requires a collective response that is practical, takes into account the needs of all affected countries, and draws on our collective expertise,” Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, said at a conference on the issue in Turkmenistan. “Overcoming the barriers to reliable and stable energy transit requires a collective response that is practical, takes into account the needs of all affected countries, and draws on our collective expertise,” Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, said at a conference on the issue in Turkmenistan. Mr. Sha is representing the Secretary-General at the conference, which follows up on a General Assembly resolution on “Reliable and Stable Transit of Energy and its Role in Ensuring Sustainable Development and International Cooperation.”Stable means of energy transport is of mutual benefit to many countries, he said. Importing countries, he said, need to feel secure that their access to energy will not be disrupted abruptly. Similarly, exporting countries want to feel secure that there will be no abrupt disruptions in their incomes.However, for developing countries, reliable energy transit requires investment in infrastructure, and attracting adequate capital requires proper governance, appropriate policies and creation of efficient markets. In addition, he said, it is important to keep in mind that the ultimate goal of energy transit, whether for trade or consumption, is to ensure continued progress towards sustainable development.“Effective energy sector governance can help stimulate investment not only in energy transit infrastructure, but also in energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner energy technologies,” Mr. Sha stressed. The establishment of common and transparent rules in operation of energy markets can play an important role in this regard, he said.Stable means of energy transport is of mutual benefit to many countries, he said. Importing countries, he said, need to feel secure that their access to energy will not be disrupted abruptly. Similarly, exporting countries want to feel secure that there will be no abrupt disruptions in their incomes.However, for developing countries, reliable energy transit requires investment in infrastructure, and attracting adequate capital requires proper governance, appropriate policies and creation of efficient markets. In addition, he said, it is important to keep in mind that the ultimate goal of energy transit, whether for trade or consumption, is to ensure continued progress towards sustainable development.“Effective energy sector governance can help stimulate investment not only in energy transit infrastructure, but also in energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner energy technologies,” Mr. Sha stressed. The establishment of common and transparent rules in operation of energy markets can play an important role in this regard, he said. read more

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10 things every student should know when coming to Brock

It’s back to school time and here’s 10 quintessential things every Brock University student needs to know.1 – Keep Track of Important DatesThe Fall Term begins on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Residence Move In Day is Sunday, Sept. 4 and Orientation happens on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Here are some other important dates to remember:2 – Download the Brock Mobile AppBrock’s app will help you with everything from keeping track of upcoming events to searching for text books and following social media. It’s a must-have for every Badger.3 – Get a Brock CardYour Brock Card – student ID – is an all-access pass to everything Brock University. Use it to ride the bus and workout at The Zone. You can also load it with cash and use it to buy food on campus. The Brock Card office is located in Market Hall.4 – Get to Know How to Get AroundTransit schedules have changed this year so make sure you get familiar with the bus schedule here. In partnership with the Brock University Students’ Union, St. Catharines Taxi will be providing students with flat rate taxi rides around the Niagara region.5 – Gear Up with School Swag and Campus Store DealsWant to show your Badger pride and dress the part? Visit the Brock Campus Store, which offers extended back-to-school hours this week and plenty of deals. The Campus Store is offering Campus Cash, for every $100 you spend on textbooks, you get $5 in Campus Cash to use at the store. The Campus Store has special back-to-school hours:6 – Find Out About ParkingBringing your car to campus? You have choices. Parking permits are available at the Parking Services office or you can pay when you park in various lots on campus. Click here to find out all you need to know about parking.7 – Prep Your DevicesStudents have access to Microsoft Office ProPlus 365 at no cost so make sure you get your computers and devices ready for school by clicking here.8 – Go To Faculty OrientationFamiliarize yourself with your faculty and meet fellow Badgers at the faculty orientations on Sept. 6: 9 – Take Advantage of Free TicketsThere are a limited number of free student tickets for the Sept. 16 Homecoming Tailgate Party and Steel Blade hockey game up for grabs on Sept. 12 at the Walker Welcome Desk. Want to catch another game? There are free student tickets available for all Brock’s varsity games.10 – Be Part of the Fun and TraditionsThroughout the year, there are plenty of events and activities taking place for Brock students to enjoy. From the annual Grape Stomp to this year’s O-Week activities and concerts, there’s something for everyone. Make sure to check experiencebu.brocku.ca on a regular basis for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. read more

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Prahalis 25 points not enough to propel Buckeyes to victory

When the Michigan women’s basketball team (13-8, 6-2) defeated Ohio State (13-7, 4-4) on Dec. 30, the Wolverines benefited from a 1-for-13 shooting performance from OSU junior guard Samantha Prahalis. Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center, the Wolverines weren’t as fortunate — however, they were still victorious. Prahalis connected on her first seven shots of the night, five of which were 3-pointers. But her 25-point, six-assist performance wasn’t enough for the Buckeyes, as they fell to Michigan 69-66 in a game that may have come down to last-minute free throws. “I give (Michigan) a lot of credit. They played very well,” OSU coach Jim Foster said following his team’s second loss to Michigan this season. “They executed. We didn’t.” Not having missed a shot in the first half, Prahalis connected on a buzzer-beating 3-point attempt at the end of the first half to give OSU a 46-33 lead. Prahalis’ perfect first half, in which she scored 19 points, helped the Buckeyes weather a barrage of Wolverine 3-pointers, as Michigan connected on eight of its first 12 shots from beyond the arc. “I just got in a good rhythm,” Prahalis said. “I just was a little hot tonight and just found a good rhythm.” Though Michigan couldn’t find a way to slow down Prahalis, foul trouble did. OSU’s leading scorer picked up her third foul with 16 minutes remaining in the game and the Buckeyes up by 12 points. With Prahalis saddled onto the bench, the Wolverines cut OSU’s lead down to as few as five points before Prahalis returned with 10 minutes remaining. “She is our point guard, and she makes the ball move,” Foster said. “She’s got to understand fouls. A silly foul can be costly down the road.” Even with Prahalis back in the game, the Buckeyes struggled to extend their lead, as Michigan’s Rachel Sheffer’s 3-point shot with a minute remaining in the game cut the Buckeyes’ lead to one point. After a missed jumper by Prahalis, Sheffer connected on two free throws to give Michigan a 67-66 lead with 29 seconds remaining. Sheffer finished the game with a team-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Wolverines. After an OSU timeout, Prahalis came up short on another jumper. However, senior guard Alison Jackson grabbed the rebound and was fouled on a put-back attempt. With the chance to tie the game with one basket, or take the lead with two, Jackson stepped to the line for her two free throws. She missed both. OSU senior guard Brittany Johnson added 14 points for the Buckeyes, and senior center Jantel Lavender scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Lavender’s ninth rebound of the game made her the Big Ten’s career leader in rebounds. “It’s awesome that it hasn’t been broken in 26 years,” Lavender said. “I just rebound hard and try to get every rebound.” OSU’s loss Thursday snapped a three-conference-game winning streak for the six-time defending Big Ten champions. The Buckeyes travel to State College, Pa., to face Penn State at 2 p.m. Sunday. “We’ve got to have some of these young players continue to progress and understand that one game is not the next,” Foster said. “What you have to do in one game, you might have to do something else the next time you’re out there.” read more

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Giant planet beyond Solar System hot enough to boil iron

first_img“When we pointed Hubble at WASP-121b, we saw glowing water molecules, implying that the planet has a strong stratosphere.”WASP-121b is a “hot Jupiter” gas giant that hugs its star so closely one of its years lasts 1.3 days on Earth.The top of its atmosphere is heated to a blazing 2,500C (4,532F), the point at which iron exists as a gas rather than a solid.The research is published in the latest issue of the journal Nature. The radiation was in the form of infrared light indivisible to the human eye which was picked up by the Hubble Space Telescope.Lead researcher Dr Tom Evans, from the University of Exeter, said: “Theoretical models have suggested that stratospheres may define a special class of ultra-hot exoplanets, with important implications for the atmospheric physics and chemistry. A huge planet beyond the solar system has an upper atmosphere hot enough to boil iron, scientists have discovered.The international team identified glowing water molecules in the stratosphere of the exoplanet WASP-121b, which is 900 light years from Earth.Water vapour in a planet’s atmosphere behaves in predictable ways depending on its temperature.While cool water vapour blocks specific wavelengths of light, vapour at higher temperatures causes them to “glow”.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Poll Do you think the government will be successful in this round

first_img No (1317) I don’t know (1301) Poll Results: YesNoI don’t knowVotecenter_img THE GOVERNMENT WILL resume talks today with public sector unions in hopes of reaching a deal on an extension of the Croke Park Agreement.Cuts to overtime pay for weekends and nights as well as a proposal to lengthen the working day will all be on the table as the government looks to make savings of around €170 million.Bodies representing gardaí of all levels have already withdrawn from the talks and will not be returning though the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association has said it will join talks, despite tension over the Graduate Nursing Scheme.The government appears to be sticking to its plans despite opposition from unions but associations representing gardaí in particular are adamant that they will not negotiate any deal that includes pay cuts.We want to know: Do you think the government will be successful in achieving a deal to save €170 million in this round of talks? Yes (265)last_img read more

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Michelle Obama Takes NORAD Santa Phone Calls

first_imgYou’d think that the Obama family would be doing all right financially these days, without Michelle having to pick up a night job. The First Lady was on the phones yesterday, however, taking calls for NORAD as part of the missile defense system’s 55 year tradition of Christmas Eve Santa tracking.Obama took calls for about 40 minutes yesterday at Peterson Air Force Base, while her presidential husband took their daughters to the Beach. Obama’s participation marks the first time a First Lady has pitched in for NORAD’s annual event. Her presence took most callers by surprise.AdChoices广告One ten-year-old caller took the opportunity to ask the First Lady about her husband. “He’s a pretty good guy,” she told the young caller. “I mean, it’s a tough job and sometimes you want to do everything you can to help him, but it’s pretty easy being married to him. He’s kind of funny – fun to hang out with.”last_img read more

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Steve Jobs introduces the HUMANCENTiPAD in South Park season premiere

first_imgIt’s just about time for everyone’s favorite obscene cartoon to grace us with its season premiere. The first episode of the 15th season of South Park will air tonight and will feature the man himself, Steve Jobs. The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have mixed Jobs’ characteristic product release announcements with the cringe-worthy horror flick The Human Centipede to create a new “revolutionary” product.For those of you who haven’t seen or even heard of The Human Centipede, it entails a crazy German scientist sewing three people together to form the creature in the title. Parker and Stone show Jobs announcing a new product that will “once again revolutionize the way we use our phones and tablet devices.” Enter, the HUMANCENTiPAD.AdChoices广告Comedy Central said in a press release that Kyle becomes “intimately” involved with the new Apple product’s development. The video below, though somewhat NSFW, shows Kyle attached to two other people (presumably Apple employees?) in a rear-to-mouth chain with the iPad at one end and the iPhone at the other. Kyle is unfortunately in the middle.Cartman, on the other hand, is upset that he doesn’t even own the first iPad, and blames his mother for that.The season premiere will air tonight, April 27 at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.via BusinessInsiderlast_img read more

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Kittys In North Reading Closed Until Further Notice After Salmonella Outbreak

first_imgNORTH READING, MA — The North Reading Board of Health is investigating several complaints from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding a possible salmonella outbreak at Kitty’s Restaurant.On July 3, 2018, the North Reading Board of Health received complaints from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health about a salmonella outbreak that was believed to have occurred at Kitty’s Restaurant on June 23, 2018. Thirty nine people filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Of those complaints, there were nine confirmed cases of salmonella, and an additional thirty suspected illness of salmonella.The food suspected to be contaminated was narrowed down to the antipasto salad. The Board of Health conducted its initial investigation on July 3, 2018, working with the restaurant owners to try to determine how the food was contaminated. The investigation included determining the source of the food, how the food was prepared, who prepared it, how it was served, and who it was served to.On July 5, 2018, after receiving additional information regarding potential illnesses associated with visits on June 25th, the Board of Health recommended that Kitty’s management close the restaurant in order to conduct a full cleaning and sanitization of the building. The Board of Health, working with the State Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, also provided information and guidance to Kitty’s management to test forty six employees who may have been working during the outbreak. All tested employees must be cleared by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health before being able to return to work.On July 6, 2018, Kitty’s was allowed to re-open after the facility received a comprehensive cleaning under the direction and guidance of the North Reading Board of Health.Then due to additional information received by the Health Department, Kitty’s Restaurant was ordered closed again until further notice while the Health Department continues an investigation relative to food borne illness.The North Reading Health Department will continue to work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization on this matter.If anyone has any questions or concerns relating to this matter, please contact the North Reading Board of Health at 978-357-5242.(NOTE: The above information is from the North Reading Board of Health.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Antique Fire Engines Show On June 22In “Community”RMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”last_img read more

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Political Roundup Takeaways From The Democratic Debates And Bail Reform Lawsuit Settlement

first_imgFrom what happened in last night’s Democratic presidential debate, to what’s in store for tonight’s second part of the debate, to the settlement of the bail reform lawsuit against Harris County, we discuss those stories and other developments in city, state, and national politics.In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks it over with Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder and Jon Taylor of the UT-San Antonio. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /20:54 Listen Sharelast_img read more

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Starcraft 2 remotecontrolled siege tank made from Lego bricks

first_imgIt’s not the most powerful vehicle in the Starcraft universe; it’s not even the most powerful Terran vehicle that you can build, but it’s definitely one of the coolest. The siege tank is a staple in several build strats because it can be used for area denial and to keep your bases safe from approaching ground attackers, but it also can be used as an offensive weapon that can rain down hot death on your enemies if you get them close to their bases.Now, an intrepid Starcraft fan has built one entirely from Lego bricks. It’s small, but it’s remote controlled, and can switch modes at the touch of a button. YouTube user petzoldhaus – better known as Marky Mark’s Lego Creations – assembled this beautiful, working siege tank and put the video up at YouTube and at Team Liquid for the Starcraft-loving world to enjoy.The tank has four separate motors and two actuators. It’s fully mobile, and can drive forward, in reverse, and turn around corners. The only thing missing (aside from firing actual shells, of course) is the tank commander’s voice shouting “I’m about to drop the hammer and dispense some indiscriminate justice!” The Lego version does, however, make all the right sounds when it transforms from tank mode to artillery mode and back again.The project seems to be the first for petzoldhaus, all of his other YouTube videos mostly involve spending time outdoors, feeding wildlife, and going skydiving. Not boring by any stretch, but certainly not a Lego siege tank.via YouTube and Team Liquidlast_img read more

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