Aggies stun reigning champs Tar Heels in NCAA 2nd round

first_imgLATEST STORIES And just as shockingly, the Tar Heels are heading home with the most-lopsided NCAA Tournament loss of Roy Williams’ Hall of Fame career.The seventh-seeded Aggies manhandled the Tar Heels 86-65 Sunday in the second round of the West Region, marking the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced from March Madness before the Sweet 16. They dominated the glass. They used their size to control the paint and block shots. And they pounced when UNC’s small-ball lineup couldn’t make an outside shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Aggies are moving on to the round of 16 for the second time in three seasons.“We had a certain togetherness today,” said the 6-foot-10 Tyler Davis, who had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies. “We didn’t have the fastest start, but we were together the whole time.” Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Texas A&M’s Robert Williams (44) celebrates on the bench during the second half of a second-round game against North Carolina in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Texas A&M had its big men relentlessly snatching down loose rebounds, its wing players knocking down shots and an entire roster full of guys playing with aggressive confidence.Stunningly, reigning national champion North Carolina found no match for any of it.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View commentscenter_img It came on the same court where, two nights earlier, UMBC made history by becoming the first 16-seed to beat a 1 when the Retrievers upset top overall seed Virginia. And as with that game, the upstart dispatched the favorite with surprising ease.Williams’ previous worst loss in NCAA play had come in the Tar Heels’ 84-66 loss to his former Kansas program in the 2008 Final Four. This was also UNC’s worst NCAA Tournament loss since falling by 23 points to Arkansas in the 1990 Sweet 16.And it was the worst loss by a reigning national champion since Arizona’s 25-point loss to Utah in the 1998 Elite Eight.“(Williams) is a very athletic guy, he was going up and getting the rebounds,” Berry said. “Tyler Davis, he was a man on the boards, and a man inside. And there was just nothing we could do about it.”BIG PICTURETexas A&M: The Aggies beat Providence in Friday’s opening round, a win fueled by a dominating performance by Williams and Davis on the boards. And they were playing for only their third trip to the Sweet 16 since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. They earned it in impressive and unexpectedly dominant fashion.“They’re an up-and-running team, they’re a great shooting team,” Robert Williams said. “We felt like we had an advantage on the inside, and once we played in the halfcourt, we could slow them down. And that’s what we did.”UNC: Everything was set up for the Tar Heels to continue their final-month ascent. Instead, they couldn’t buy a 3-point shot, struggled to rebound against a bigger team and offered little more than a meager resistance.THE DECISIVE PUSHThe Tar Heels led 20-13 early only to see the Aggies go on 15-0 run to change the entire dynamic of the game. Davis got loose for three baskets inside while UNC started missing shot after shot. It was a big upset based on the seeding, North Carolina’s tournament tradition and the fact the Tar Heels have long been practically unbeatable in NCAA games played in their home state. Yet Texas A&M — a team that peaked at No. 5 in the AP Top 25 in December before going on a wild ride due to midseason injuries and suspensions — sure made it all look, well, routine.As for the second-seeded Tar Heels (26-11), any dream of making a third straight Final Four or repeating as champ was all but gone barely 90 seconds into the second half as the Aggies (22-12) went up 20.“It’s the most inadequate feeling I’ve ever felt,” Williams said. “I feel it all the time, last game of the year, but I think I felt it more today than any other time. I’m not ashamed to say I love these kids.”Davis and fellow 6-foot-10 forward Robert Williams helped the Aggies take a 50-36 rebounding advantage against a team that still managed to rank second nationally in rebounding margin, with Williams finishing with 13 rebounds. T.J. Starks scored 21 points to lead the offense, which shot 52 percent and made 10 of 24 3-pointers — several coming with cool composure any time UNC tried to muster a push.Joel Berry II scored 21 points in his final game for UNC, which fell to 34-2 in NCAA games in their home state, the only other loss coming in 1979. The Tar Heels shot just 33 percent, including 6 of 31 (.194) on 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Tar Heels got no closer than 17 again to stun a crowd that was wearing a lot of blue.“We knew we needed to keep attacking,” A&M coach Bill Kennedy said.END OF THE ROADAfter a heartbreaking title-game loss to Villanova in 2016 followed by last year’s title win against Gonzaga, the Tar Heels found themselves eliminated on the tournament’s opening weekend for the first time since 2014. UNC had won 12 of 13 NCAA Tournament games dating to its 2016 finals run before Sunday.REPEAT TROUBLESThe loss showed again how difficult repeating is for reigning champions a year after 2016 title winner Villanova lost to Wisconsin in the second round. A national champion has not advanced past the Sweet 16 in 11 consecutive tournaments, while Duke (1991-92) and Florida (2006-07) remain the only repeat champions since UCLA’s run of seven straight ended in 1973.UP NEXTThe Aggies advanced to the regional semifinals in Los Angeles to face third-seeded Michigan, which beat Houston on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer Saturday. Trail Blazers win 13th straight, beat Clipperslast_img read more

14 days suspension recommend for Chief Constable

first_imgCity Hall sexual assault…law prevents City Hall from disciplining officersCity Hall’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee have recommended that Chief Constable Andrew Foo and ASP Virjanand Gafur, the supervisor of investigations, be sent on 14 days leave for serious neglect of duty in relation to their roles in investigating sexual assault involving a minor at the City Constabulary.The committee recently concluded their investigation, and tabled the report at Monday’s Statutory Meeting.Chief Constable Andrew FooCorporal Quacy Baveghems claimed that he witnessed Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew of the City Constabulary engage in a sexual act with a minor in August. The incident allegedly occurred when a 15-year-old lad was taken into custody on August 17 and placed before the court on a charge of wandering. At some point during his detention, and for reasons unknown, the minor was transferred to the Regent Street Outpost, where the alleged incident occurred between August 22 and 23.With respect to the alleged sexual assault, the committee recommended that the council be guided by the outcome of the investigations being conducted by the Guyana Police Force. The Police have said that their investigations are currently ongoing.The report stated that the Committee expressed an alarming concern about the breaches of the Standard Operational Procedures at all levels of the City Constabulary and General Administration.As it relates to Corporal Baveghems, the committee found that he had failed to record the alleged incident as well as his departure time in the station diary; and he had failed to inform the duty officer of the incident. As a result, the committee recommended that he be strongly reprimanded.The Chief Constable is head of the City Police establishment, and during the deliberations, the committee recognised several alarming shortcomings of the Chief Constable, Foo, in the execution of his duties.“Failure to take immediate and decisive actions in accordance with the Standard Operational Procedure; having knowledge of an alleged sexual offence within the precinct of the City Constabulary and not reporting same to the Guyana Police Force; failure to report the matter to the Child Care and Protection Agency of the Ministry of Social Protection; having knowledge that the incident involved a juvenile (15yrs), he failed to maintain the protective custody of the child and his rights by sending him to the Town Clerk’s Office,” the report stated.“The Committee recommends fourteen (14) days suspension in accordance with the Municipal and District Councils Act, chapter 28:01, section 134(h): ‘Neglect of duty or orders’,” the recommendation stated.The Committee also recommended that the ranks be trained in dealing with investigations.Addressing the Council, Chairman of the Committee, Sherod Duncan, said the Municipal and District Councils Act, chapter 28:01 dictates that City Hall would be unable to discipline the officers, since they are paid over $18,000 per annum.“Now everybody (earning) above $18,000 per annum would have to submit themselves to be disciplined through the Local Government Commission….the legal advice is that the recommendations and report be submitted to the Local Government Commission for an investigation and determination of the matter,” Duncan stated.He added that it was also advised that Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan review the specific sections of the act that address the issue of $18,000 per annum.Additionally, the Committee recommended that CCPA and Child Link provide training on child abuse and sexual offences, CCTV be placed within the Constabulary, a sexual offence and child abuse policy be developed, and that Police training be provided for handling sexual matters.Baveghems and Pellew remain on administrative leave.last_img read more

Govt sets Sept deadline to open regional centre

first_img‘Special needs’ education…national database to be implementedBy Jarryl BryanThe Regional Centre for the Diagnosis of Special NeedsAn inaugural Regional Centre for the Diagnosis of Special Needs is expected to open its doors this year, the fruition of a partnership between the governments of Guyana and Cuba; with local authorities announcing plans to formulate a national database of such students.On Monday, a pioneering batch of special needs educators graduated with certificates. According to Education Minister Nicolette Henry, the event was a significant one, more so as there were two male educators in the batch of eight.The minister also stressed the need for more males to step up in the education system. Here she saluted the two male graduates. Henry noted the importance of tailoring education programmes to suit individual needs. To help in this regard, she spoke of a national database as part of her Ministry’s strategic special education plan.“That plan has six broad areas, and among those areas there’s focus for the creation of a national database for students with special education needs. In other words, once a student would have been referred to the centre, subsequent to a minimum of three interventions, the student would have a specific classification.”According to Henry, the national database would help to formulate special intervention plans for these students, in addition to providing numbers that the Ministry can then use to shape its hiring practices.The graduating batch pose with Government officials. Front row, (from left): Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, Permanent Secretary within the Public Health Ministry, Collette Adams; Education Minister Nicolette Henry; Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Narciso Socorro; and Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, Vibert Welch“They would have an officially drafted, individualised, education plan. It is with this data that the number of students would inform the Ministry of the numbers of special needs (students). Therefore, the numbers of teachers and support services would be contingent on that. Our plan is to have the centre open for the next academic year, which starts in September.”She revealed that an individual education plan officer would be employed with the centre, serving as a liaison with the ministry. Recommendations would also be made, if so determined, for placements into mainstream education facilities.The official opening took place at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) on Battery Road, Kingston. However, the centre itself will be located adjacent to the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).The centre is a partnership between the governments of Cuba, Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  Dr Jorge Duvalon of Universidad de Santiago in Cuba is understood to be the project coordinator.Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Narciso Socorro, also delivered some remarks. He noted that his government remains committed to advancing special education needs in Guyana.“The idea of creating the regional centre for the stimulation of the development of children, adolescents and young people with special needs arose from the heads of state and government who participated in the (summit) between the Caribbean Community and Cuba in Havana. Since then, progress has been made,” he said.“At present, the diagnostics process is expected to begin in the school, based on the condition created with the opening of the centre. In my opinion, this graduation is an important step forward in the future.”The batch of trainers who graduated had been a part of a three-month session undertaken by trainers from the Government of Cuba. They were offered training in psychology, physiology, occupational therapy and speech therapy.last_img read more

State withdraws motion for early hearing; ordered to pay costs

first_imgJudicial Review Act falloutAG “wasting” resources – Nandlall respondsBy Shemuel FanfairThe fallout between Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams and his predecessor Anil Nandlall over the functionality of the Judicial Review Act continued before the Appeal Court on Monday when Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Debra Kumar moved to withdraw two motions ahead of substantive challenge to the High Court’s directive to enact the Judicial Review Act (JRA).In 2017, Nandlall first brought civil proceedings against Williams as Legal Affairs Minister for his non-implementation of the JRA. The Act was passed by the National Assembly and assented to by then President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, in 2010 under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government. Under the JRA, citizens can challenge the actions of public officials and authorities.After reviewing the affidavits and legal arguments from both sides, the present acting Chief Justice George, SC on May 28, 2018, made an Order Rule Nisi absolute and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force. However, the AG’s Chambers, having contended that such an order violated the separation of powers principle, challenged Justice George’s directive and filed multiple motions connected to the ongoing case. Though the law was eventually enacted under the APNU/AFC Administration in August 2018, the AG’s substantive challenge remains before the Court.However, as proceedings continued, on August 9, 2018, the AG lost his bid to have the Appeal Court stay the acting Chief Justice’s directive to enforce the Act when then acting Justice of Appeal Rafiq Khan dismissed Williams’s application for a stay of execution until the overall matter was heard. Ahead of the substantive appeal, the AG filed two motions, one applying for an early hearing and the other to set aside the decision of Justice Khan when he overruled the stay of execution.When proceedings came up relating to the two motions on Monday, DSG KumarAttorney-at-LawAnil Nandlallmoved to withdraw both, which were accepted by the Court in a matter heard by Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Appellate Justice Dawn Gregory and High Court Justice Brassington Reynolds. However, the Appellate Court ordered the AG’s Chambers to pay $50,000 in costs to the applicant, Nandlall.While the AG contends that his case has good prospects for success over the separation of powers argument, former AG Anil Nandall, in his reaction to the withdrawal, stated that his successor is “wasting” judicial time as well as the resources of the State. He in fact told Guyana Times on Monday that the motions should never have been filed, as the JRA was enacted.“At the minimum, he should have withdrawn at the time when the Act came into force. He is continuing to waste the court’s time by not withdrawing the appeal, since it would be impossible to so do after the Act has come into force; and Justice George’s decision cannot be reserved because litigation has commenced under the Act,” Nandall stressed.He added, too, that it is only the National Assembly that can move to repeal theAttorney General Basil Williamssaid JRA. When the AG had submitted an affidavit in the matter, it contended that the Chief Justice “committed a specific” illegality when, by her ruling, she “purported to dictate” to Williams to bring the JRA into force via her own timelines.Additionally, the AG observed that this was a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers. He further noted that Justice George “erred and misdirected herself” in law when she did not find that it was matter for the Legislature to decide what provisions it would make for the commencement of any particular statute, and not the judiciary.It was after Nandall moved to file contempt proceedings against his successor that Williams enacted the JRA. The Act provides an avenue for relief if anyone considers a decision made by a public official against them to be unfair. That relief includes the ability to seek to have decisions struck down and compensation paid.last_img read more

Kapenguria shock Gor Youth to lift Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Boys title

first_imgThe match had ended 0-0 with both sides firing blanks but it was Kapenguria who fluffed a number of glorious chances including a feeble shot towards the Gor Goalkeeper, Caleb Omondi from star David Majak two minutes for stoppage time.Kapenguria Heroes player celebrating after scoring the last penalty against Gor Mahia Youth. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONLumumba was named the best goalkeeper, Ben Ogot from Ombek Red Devils scooped the Golden Boot after scoring four goals while Kapenguria Heroes star, Majak won the Most Valuable Player award.Despite failing to save any penalty in post-match, Gor shot-stopper Omondi rescued the K’Ogalo juniors several to thwart Majak’s shots with fantastic saves.Majak forced Omondi to fully stretch and punch away the powerful set-piece for a fruitless corner.Gor player in action against Kapenguria Heroes players. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONOn the other end on the quarter-hour mark, Gor should have gone ahead if Sellasie Otieno had not miss-cued in the box.Two minutes to the break, Omondi once again stood tall in between the sticks to keep his side in the game and see both sides share spoils at half time.There were no goals in the second half despite the chances created and Kapenguria Heroes through Majak were denied by the Gor keeper who tipped the shot over the bar.Heading to post-match penalties, Kapenguria converted all their opening three penalties through Gabriel Poriot, Fredrick Krop and Collins Kibet while Gor squandered their kicks with Alpha Onyango seeing his first penalty well saved, same as Mathew Mwendwa’s that was parried away before Geoffrey Omondi blazed his over.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kapenguria Heroes players in happy moments after stunning Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in post-match penalties to win the inaugural Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom title at Bukhungu Stadium on 25th March 2018. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Mar 25 – Kapenguria Heroes custodian Brian Lumumba grabbed the headlines after saving three penalties to inspire his West Pokot team shock favourites Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in post-match penalties to lift the Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom title at a packed Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.Kapenguria went home with Sh1mn prize money and earn a fully paid one-week trip to London where they will benefit from clinics and mentorship from Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama.last_img read more

Doing the Business: Opportunities bloom for gardener Damien

first_imgDOING THE BUSINESS: Donegal Daily in conjunction with the ETB will be profiling a number of individuals and businesses who have successfully graduated from one of the many training programmes ETB has to offer.As the ETB launch their latest diverse range of courses, Donegal Daily spoke with Damien Egan, who successfully completed a Horticulture course at the ETB Letterkenny Training Centre this year. The Ardara native finished his course in July, and took on a part-time role at Oakfield Park just days after finishing the programme.Damien had been retired from a career working in catering for the health service when he decided to see what courses were on offer at the Donegal ETB. Horticulture appealed directly to his interests in home gardening and brought him on a journey of discovery through the landscapes of Donegal, he told Donegal Daily. The 41-week Level 5 course initially presented a tough challenge for Damien, he said. “I found it very hard as I hadn’t been in school for more than 30 years. It was tough but I got there in the end,” he said.His course involved four days of classes per week and one day per week of on-the-job training. Damien worked at Oakfield Park in Raphoe, where he had the chance to sharpen his skills among the vast parkland and rich variety of plants.The Horticulture programme was an intense learning experience, said Damien. “I soon realised that I knew very little about the subject as I was a home gardener. I knew nothing about soil science, about planting and where to plant. Then at Oakfield Park, it was very hands-on. No two days are the same and there is variety all the time.” Damien’s class learned their trade while working on a greenfield site outside their training centre in Letterkenny. They had classes focused on developing the site, including the installation of a polytunnel and raised beds.The course was intensive for a short period of time, Damien said. He would advise anyone considering taking the course to do plenty of research to make sure it’s a path that will suit them.Looking back, he realised that his gardening knowledge was very basic for taking on the horticulture training. However, the opportunities it presented him with were worth the hard work, he said.“If it’s what you want, go for it. It is very intense, but the rewards are good. I’m now in a part-time job and enjoying working out in the fresh air. It’s a healthy job,” he said.Damien’s course led him to discover beautiful gardens around Donegal he didn’t know had existed before. His training brought him to Oakfield Park for the first time, where he is happily working today.For further information on these programs and others contact Sarah on 074-9120542: Visit www.donegaletb.iehttp://www.donegaletb.ie/lang/en-uk/further-education-training/course-finder/course-detail/?CourseId=2850&course_name=HorticultureDoing the Business: Opportunities bloom for gardener Damien was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal ETBeducationGardeninghorticulturelast_img read more

Driver wanted in fatal crash

first_imgWEST HILLS — A 19-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed into a motor home and a car driven by a student driver, possibly during a street race, authorities said this morning. Jonathan McGinnis was driving a supped-up Honda Civic west on Vanowen Street approaching Cleomoore Avenue at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control of the car, police said. The Honda crossed into oncoming lanes, hit a parked motor home and was hit by a 15-year-old student driver traveling east on Vanowen in a training car, LAPD Detective Steve Schiltz said. After hitting the student driver, McGinnis hit the motor home again. “I was in my home on the second floor when I heard the screeching,” said Ed Nazari, who owns the motor home. “As soon as I saw that the two ladies in one car were OK, I rushed to the other car, the red car. The car was so badly damaged. “I smashed the window and pulled it down and reached inside and tried to talk to the young man, but he wasn’t responding. I checked to see if there was a pulse, and there was very little pulse. Five minutes later, the paramedics arrived and started resuscitating him.” McGinnis was taken to a local hospital, where he died, Schiltz said. The student driver and her instructor were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries, Schiltz said. Witnesses told police the Honda was racing with another vehicle that was traveling westbound on Vanowen, although those witnesses gave three different colors for the second car. “All of the vehicles were going fast,” Schiltz said. “This was maybe a race of opportunity — they come up to a light, maybe at Fallbrook or Platt, and it’s a the-race-is-on type of thing. Or, everybody just happened to be going fast at 8:30 in the evening and it was just one car passing another car that was going fast.” Street racing has dropped dramatically in the San Fernando Valley since 2003, when the City Council passed an ordinance allowing police to seize cars involved in races. Before that, police would see organized street races straight out of the “Fast and the Furious” movies, with someone dropping a flag to start the race. Now, most street races are impromptu, authorities said. “The problem still exists,” LAPD Detective Bill Bustos said. “It has not gone away completely. … Illegal street racers, they’re abusing their privilege to drive. They’re putting their lives in jeopardy, as well as other motorists, pedestrians and the community as a whole. They need to accept responsibility for their driving privilege and obey the traffic laws to avoid the type of incident that happened last night.” Police are trying to find the driver of the second car traveling westbound on Vanowen. If officials can prove they were racing, the driver could face charges up to manslaughter, Bustos said. Witnesses described the car as either gray, yellow or blue. Anyone who witnessed the crash or who has any information about the it or the second car can call the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Bureau at (818) 756-8381. — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Study may help predict aftershocks

first_imgLOS ANGELES – New research suggests ground-shaking from an earthquake, not underground stress, can trigger far-away aftershocks. That may help scientists forecast where aftershocks will strike next. It also counters the popular view that aftershocks tend to cluster near the epicenter. The new theory grew out of an extensive study of data from almost 20 years of California earthquakes. Earthquakes occur in clusters. A sizable temblor is followed by numerous smaller jolts called aftershocks that usually hit within minutes or even days after the main event and can cause injuries and damage. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Aftershocks generally become weaker and dwindle over time and distance. Many scientists believe aftershocks come from changes in underground stress patterns caused by movement of the Earth’s crust. They tend to be localized and occur along the same segment of the ruptured fault or along nearby offshoots. But the new analysis published in today’s issue of the journal Nature suggests ground-shaking – not static stress – is responsible for aftershocks. Researchers found that aftershocks were more likely to occur in regions rocked by strong shaking and that relatively small temblors can sometimes spark aftershocks miles away, putting a wider swath at potential risk. “It changes where you expect to find aftershocks,” said lead researcher Karen Felzer, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena. The notion that shaking can spawn distant aftershocks first surfaced after a 1992 magnitude-7.3 quake split the Mojave Desert east of Los Angeles. Numerous aftershocks and increased seismic activity occurred in places far from the rupture site. In the Nature study, researchers analyzed thousands of small and medium-sized quakes (between magnitudes 2and 6) and aftershocks that hit Southern California between 1984 and 2002. They found evidence of remotely triggered aftershocks minutes after a fault break. In some cases, a small temblor was able to produce aftershocks as far as 30 miles from the fault. The researchers believe it was ground-shaking that caused those events. How this happens is still unclear. Felzer also analyzed quake data from Northern California and Japan and found the same pattern.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hugo Lloris sent off as Tottenham forfeit vital Champions League points at PSV

first_img For a long period it seemed as though Kane’s goal would be the winner The match began brightly for Spurs as Harry Kane found himself on the end of a Kieran Trippier corner and headed it against the angle.However, on the half-hour mark Toby Alderweireld was robbed in possession by Hirving Lozano who charged towards goal and put his side ahead with a deflected effort which inadvertently looped over Lloris. Alderweireld was at fault for PSV’s opener Lucas Moura brought Tottenham level Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa TABLE Spurs thought they’d drawn level from a corner just four minutes later as Davinson Sanchez tapped in a rebounded effort after a Toby Alderweireld header was saved.The assistant adjudged that Harry Kane was offside and the goal was ruled out, although replays revealed he had no impact on the goal.Despite understandably feeling hard done by, Tottenham kept their heads up and equalised just five minutes later as a delicious Christian Eriksen ball picked out Kieran Tripper on the right wing, who then pulled back to Lucas Moura for a deflected finish of his own. revealed The Frenchman’s reckless challenge saw him given a red card Tottenham’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages suffered another huge blow as they drew 2-2 with PSV on Wednesday night in Eindhoven.Despite falling behind to Hirving Lozano’s opener, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane turned the game on its head, but then goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off and Luuk de Jong poked home a late equaliser for the home side. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP statement Tottenham looked home and dry, but with just 12 minutes remaining, the situation changed entirely as Hirving Lozano rampaged in the direction of Hugo Lloris’ goal yet again, this time being brought down by the Frenchman, who was sent off as a result.Disaster then struck for Spurs in the 87th minute as Rosario scuffed a shot into the penalty area which bounced through to Luuk de Jong, with the forward poking past substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm from close range. 7 De Jong couldn’t believe his luck when the ball bounced through to him targets 7 7 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED The result leaves Tottenham needing to win all three of their remaining matches and hoping other results go their way in order to reach the last 16. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img punished Latest Tottenham News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The second half started with Spurs back in control and Harry Kane soon put his team ahead.Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen linked up beautifully on the left before the Dane whipped a magnificent ball across for Kane, who nodded home a simple finish. Lloris was dismissed for a foul on Hirving Lozano 7 no dice Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 7 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MOMENT OF THE MATCHHugo Lloris’ sending off changed the entire match. Spurs switched off and allowed Lozano to break through on goal, with their captain losing his composure and taking drastic action. After remaining in his area and conceding for the same scenario in the first half, Lloris opted to charge out this time with disastrous consequences. He floored Lozano, got none of the ball and was rightly dismissed. This gave PSV renewed hope and undoubtedly led to their equaliser. 7 gameday cracker OFF 7last_img read more

Drake Leads The PFL With 22 All-PFL Selections

first_imgPrint Friendly Version ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Drake University football team placed a league-high 22 student-athletes on the 2018 All-Pioneer Football League teams as voted by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Bulldogs had six first team selections, five second team selections and 11 student-athletes who received honorable mention honors.Fifth-year senior defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg (Pella, Iowa) earned his second straight first team honor and was also named the PFL’s Defensive Player of the Year earlier in the week. Clayberg is joined by four teammates on the first team defense including fifth-year senior linebacker Kieran Severa (Lawrence, Kan.)  and junior defensive back Will Warner (Pella, Iowa) who were both PFL honorable mentions in 2017. The trio played a large part in the Bulldogs’ nationally ranked defense, imposing their will at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary to rank in the top 15 nationally in nearly every defensive statistic.Severa led the team with 67 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss. Clayberg added 9.5 tackles for loss, which was second to only Severa, as well as six pass breakups and two blocked kicks. Warner was the Bulldogs’ top playmaker. He was second in the nation with a school-record eight interceptions, despite only playing 10 games to date, which were returned for an FCS best 223 yards. During the season he also earned recognition as FCS STATS Defensive Player of the Week, and on Nov. 19 he was named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award which is awarded to the nation’s top defensive player.Junior defensive lineman Gavin Dineen (Algonquin, Ill.), fifth-year senior defensive back Jabari Butler (Chicago, Ill.), and senior kicker Danny Donley (Tulsa, Okla.) round out the Bulldogs’ six first team selections. Dineen totaled 35 tackles and three sacks to bolster Drake’s attack up front. Butler had 30 tackles, and seven pass breakups which was second best on the team. Donley went 9-of-9 on field goals this season, including two clutch field goals in the swirling wind in the team’s 13-10 win over Marist.Drake placed two players on the second team offense, senior wide receiver Steven Doran (Germantown, Wis.) and fifth year senior offensive lineman Grant Snow (Columbia, Ill.). Doran led the team with 918 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Snow has played in all 10 games so far this season.Three Bulldogs were named to the second team defense, including the team’s second and third leading tacklers, Connor Willis (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and Sean Lynch (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.). Willis registered 66 tackles, including 8.0 tackles for loss. Lynch added 55 tackles and two interceptions which he returned for 37 yards and one touchdown. The third Bulldog to make the second team defense was linebacker Erin Morgan (Aurora, Ill.). Morgan added 20 tackles and 7.0 tackles for loss in eight games of play.The Bulldogs’ 11 All-PFL honorable mention selections included four defenders, four offensive players and three special team players. Offensive lineman Jacob Bacon (Hastings, Minn.), slot receiver Devin Cates (Yuba City, Calif.), nickelback Cooper Christiano (Melbourne Beach, Fla.), tight end Zach DeLeon (Leawood, Kan.), long-snapper Brady Eckert (Mt. Prospect, Ill.), punter Ross Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), offensive lineman Jordan Lewinsky (Mequon, Wis.), defensive tackle Peter Read (Lincoln, Neb.), linebacker Zac Rujawitz (Edwardsville, Ill.), outside linebacker Tyler Terveer (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and punt returner Terry Wallen.The Academic All-PFL team, highlighted by the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will be released Wednesday, concluding the league’s awards week.Drake All-PFL Team SelectionsFirst TeamDefenseDL Nathan ClaybergDL Gavin DineenLB Kieran SeveraDB Jabari ButlerDB Will WarnerSpecial TeamsPK Danny DonleySecond TeamOffenseWR Steve DoranOL Grant SnowDefenseDL Erin MorganLB Connor WillisDB Sean LynchHonorable MentionOffenseOL Jacob BaconWR Devin CatesTE Zach DeLeonOL Jordan LewinskyDefenseDB Cooper ChristianoDL Peter ReadLB Zac Rujawitz  LB Tyler TerveerSpecial TeamsLS Brady EckertP Ross KennedyRS Terry Wallen Story Linkscenter_img 2018 All-PFL Teams last_img read more