Mapua beats Ateneo for Filoil juniors title; NU wins bronze

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken National University also capped the preseason tournament with a piece of recognition after fending off University of Santo Tomas, 86-75, for the third-place trophy.Rhayyan Amsali had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead NU. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Mapua topped Ateneo, 89-82, in the high school finals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Clint Escamis delivered an offensive assault for the Red Robins, finishing with a game-high 23 points to go along seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Escamis, though, wasn’t the lone Red Robin to punish the Blue Eaglets.Mapua’s frontcourt duo of Warren Bonifacio and Will Gozum crushed Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBonifacio finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, nine of which came from the offensive glass, while Gozum had a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double.Dave Ildefonso led Ateneo with 16 points and eight rebounds while Kai Sotto finished with 15 points and 14 boards. MOST READ Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Suzuki makes quick work of PH’s Pacio

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Suzuki had early control of the match and eventually slapped a rear-naked choke on Pacio as the Filipino tapped out 3:17 into the first round.Pacio was supposed to vie for the title once more, after losing his first championship match against Yoshitaka Naito, in the event of a win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hayato Suzuki vs Joshua Pacio. in their ONE Championship bout in Macau. PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMACAU—Hayato Suzuki derailed Joshua Pacio’s title aspirations after scoring a quick victory in their strawweight clash in ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors Saturday at Cotai Arena here.The Japanese is still undefeated and improved to 17-0-2 while Pacio slipped to 9-2 and his second loss in three fights.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Boku spoils Kelly’s ONE Championship return DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2013 Australian Masters Games – Geelong

first_imgThe 14th Australian Masters Games are being held in Geelong in October 2013. The Australian Masters Games is one of Australia’s largest multi-sport events, with 55 confirmed sports, and is open to any players who meet the age requirements for whichever sport they choose to participate in. The Touch Football event will be held from Sunday 6th to Wednesday 9th October at King Lloyd Reserve in Newtown, Geelong. The minimum age for Touch is 30 years old (or 27 for females playing in a mixed team). Further infrmation in relation to the event is available from the attachment and www.australianmastersgames.com. Related Filestouch_football-pdfRelated LinksMasters Gameslast_img read more

Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

first_imgCharlotte's Mike Thorne goes up for a dunk.Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad. According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is meeting with Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne today. Thorne, who has one year of eligibility remaining, averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds a game this past season. Kansas’ Bill Self is visiting graduate transfer Mike Thorne in Charlotte today, per a source. Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon will be in tomorrow.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 26, 2015Kansas is likely to lose forward Kelly Oubre and, potentially, Cliff Alexander and Perry Ellis, but the Jayhawks should be contenders to win the Big 12 once again. Adding Thorne, one of the most-sought after graduate transfers in the country, would be a big boost for Kansas’ potential in 2015-16.last_img read more

Video: Malik Zaire Carried Off Field After Suffering Gruesome Ankle Injury

first_imgMalik Zaire just before suffering gruesome ankle injury.Malik Zaire Ankle InjuryNotre Dame is currently in a dog fight with Virginia, but the outcome of today’s game may not currently be top of mind for Fighting Irish fans. Starting quarterback Malik Zaire appeared to severely injure his ankle late in the third quarter of the team’s contest against the Cavaliers. He was carried off of the field and taken to the locker room by cart.Warning – the below video is a bit graphic. Watch at your own discretion.As the cart comes over, ABC announcers say #NotreDame QB Malik Zaire will be taken off the field for an X-ray.— Carl Deffenbaugh (@CarlDeff) September 12, 2015Notre Dame leads Virginia 19-14. We’ll keep you updated on Zaire’s status.last_img read more

3-Star OT Cordavien Suggs Drops Top 10 Via Twitter

first_imgCordavien Suggs' top 10 list.cordavien suggs top 10Three-star offensive tackle Cordavien Suggs, a 6-foot-6, 260-product of Neptune Beach, Florida, has announced his top 10 schools. Suggs, who is a class of 2017 player, has four SEC programs on his list – along with three ACC schools. He has an interesting mix of programs – from Florida to FAU.Suggs’ list is not in order – and he joked after that he should have presented it in alphabetical order. Check it out:My current Top 10 #Hailstate #Swamp17 #VolNation #Gamecocks #TarHeels #OwlsUp #Wazzu #StripeEmUp #GoCardinals #GT pic.twitter.com/1JpkakxukP— Cordavien Suggs (@_73era) May 18, 2016I really should’ve did that list in alphabetical order— Cordavien Suggs (@_73era) May 18, 2016Suggs is crystal-balled to Mississippi State, according to 247 Sports.last_img read more

Weather warnings remain in place with strong winds and heavy snow predicted

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A winter storm warning and blizzard warning remain in place with heavy snow forecast throughout northeast B.C. and Alberta.Thursday afternoon a blizzard warning was issued for the Pine Pass, that remains in place as the forecast still calls for heavy snow in the area and wind gusts up to 60km/h.  The winter storm warning issued for the B.C. South Peace is also still in effect.The South Peace could see a total of 30 to 40 cm of snow by Saturday morning. Areas near and along Highway 16 east of Prince George towards McBride and Highway 97 north of Prince George and those near Tumbler Ridge may see near 50 cm by Saturday morning. A slow moving frontal system will spread snow and strong winds across the B.C. central and northern interior. This long duration snowstorm will produce a total of 30 to 40 cm of snow by Saturday morning. Areas near and along Highway 16 east of Prince George towards McBride and Highway 97 north of Prince George, and those near Tumbler Ridge may see near 50 cm by Saturday morning.As the frontal system collides with an advancing Arctic cold front today, strong winds will continue over parts of the northern interior generating poor visibilities in blowing snow.Snow will abate tonight or early Saturday as dry Arctic air settles in.Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone. In the North Peace, we will see heavy snow today with up to 15 cm forecast.  The wind will also be an issue gusting up to 30km/h in Fort St. John.  The strong winds will make it feel more like minus 36.The heavy snow is also forecast to fall in Alberta, with weather warnings in place for most of the communities along Highway 43.  Click here for a full list of weather warnings.Before you head out on the roads, visit www.drivebc.ca for current road conditions in B.C. and visit 511.alberta.ca for road conditions in Alberta.Below are the two warnings in place for northeast B.C.Winter storm warning in effect for:B.C. South Peace RiverA long duration snowstorm is forecast.center_img Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.4:54 AM PST Friday 01 February 2019Blizzard warning in effect for:Highway 97 – Pine PassBlizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.A slow moving frontal system is producing heavy snow through Pine Pass. An Arctic high pushing through the pass will generate winds of 40 km/h gusting to 60. The snow and wind will combine to produce near whiteout conditions today.The winds will begin to ease this evening and visibility will improve but occasional blowing snow may still occur until late tonight or early Saturday morning.Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If you become stranded in a vehicle do not leave. The vehicle offers a form of protection from the cold. A single person walking through the snow is harder to find than a stranded car or truck.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.last_img read more

Talks on fighting racism to build a safer more inclusive BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism will be in Fort St. John, Wednesday, July, 24th, 2019 to talk on fighting racism.These community dialogues are open to;Organizing Against Racism and Hate membersLocal MLAsLocal government representativesCommunity leadersIndigenous leadersSchool District RepresentativesFaith leadersRacialized community leadersImpacted individualsKahlon will be travelling across the province this summer to meet with community leaders to discuss local, emerging issues on racist and hate incidences. Kahlon wants to hear from leaders and organizations across the province who are passionate about building an inclusive British Columbia. Kahlon shares he wants to encourage every person in B.C. to consider how they too can fight against racism and hate in their own lives.He shares these consultation meetings are one of many steps being taken to confront and eradicate racism.Currently, these meetings are not open to the public. These are targeted dialogues with community leaders and the Province’s existing network of organizations who are leading work on these issues.To read more; CLICK HERElast_img read more

The Week In College Football A HighStakes Michigan StateOhio State Game

Iowa 10-022%5%24%96%14% Notre Dame 9-126%2%31%63%40% Alabama1>99% Oklahoma 9-145%4%60%92%46% Florida State 8-2<1%<1%<1%1%40% North Carolina21 Clemson147 TEAMFINAL LOSSESPLAYOFF CHANCES Houston 10-01%<1%1%4%31% Ohio State21 Playoff chances if they … (The dash in Alabama’s row denotes that we had a sample-size issue with that projection. They lost to Charleston Southern only three of 5,000 times in our simulation. That they went on to make the playoff two of those three times is statistical noise, so we excluded that number from the table.)What to watch for this weekBig TenGame of the week: Ohio State vs. Michigan StateWe already outlined the stakes of this game. Ohio State is a 79 percent favorite to win, according to predictions based on the Football Power Index (FPI). But the Buckeyes have had a tumultuous — though successful — turnover at quarterback, with J.T. Barrett replacing a slumping Cardale Jones, only for Barrett to get suspended for one game, allowing Jones to fill in until Barrett returned. Barrett will start against the Spartans.Big 12Game of the week: Oklahoma State vs. BaylorThe Big 12 carnage threatens to continue! After Oklahoma State took care of TCU two weeks ago and then Oklahoma impressively took down Baylor last week, the conference is showing how its November bloodbath schedule can wreak havoc. Oklahoma — which is now comfortably the best college football team according to FPI — takes on TCU in a game it’s expected to win 74 percent of the time. A closer matchup involves the other Oklahoma school: undefeated Oklahoma State, ranked No. 6 by the committee,3All the rankings I use in this article are the committee’s. is an underdog at home against Baylor. Should the Cowboys lose, as FPI predicts is 62 percent likely, their chances of making the playoff fall to 10 percent.SECGame of the week: LSU vs. MississippiArkansas’s thumping of LSU cleared up the SEC end-game scenarios — while sending me into an existential spiral about my beloved Tigers. But should Ole Miss lose against LSU this week (a 35 percent probability), Alabama clinches the SEC West. That means the Tide can formally book its ticket to face Florida, the winners of the East.ACCGame of the week: North Carolina vs. Virginia TechNorth Carolina is having a great season, but like Notre Dame, the Tar Heels aren’t guaranteed a playoff spot should they win out. The one-loss Tar Heels look set to face Clemson in the ACC title game — but even if they win out the regular season and beat the No. 1 Tigers, our model projects UNC as having only a 55 percent shot at the playoff. In short, the ACC is notably weak, and outside of an undefeated Clemson, there is no sure thing.Pac-12Game of the week: Utah vs. UCLAYou can watch Utah vs. UCLA because it’s the best and closest Pac-12 matchup of the week, but it won’t have major playoff implications. Practically nothing in the Pac-12 does. Both Stanford and Utah — the conference’s shining lights to make the playoff — lost last week. That said, Stanford still has an 11 percent chance of getting in. As a curious reader asked on Twitter: Under what scenario could that happen?Let’s play college football god for a minute (using the first table above as our guide). For a two-loss Stanford to get in, they’d first need to beat Notre Dame, which would presumably eliminate the Irish from the playoff hunt. Then they’d need to see carnage elsewhere. The Cardinal could pray for Big 12 chaos — TCU losing to Oklahoma and then beating Baylor; Oklahoma State losing to Baylor but beating Oklahoma, for instance. Or if UNC upsets Clemson, the ACC might not be assured of a playoff bid. Although these cases aren’t likely, they’re possible. Hence the 11 percent odds for Stanford.Beyond The Power FiveGame of the week: Houston vs. UConnCongrats, Cougars! You’re one of the five undefeated teams remaining, but you’re still a long shot for the playoff if you win out: 4 percent, by our model’s estimate. To crash the playoff, Houston needs the major teams to seriously cannibalize one another’s chances.One other team deserves some respect: Navy. The 8-1 Midshipmen have an outside shot (3 percent) at the playoff if they win out. Their matchup with Houston next week should be a curious contrast in styles, with fringe playoff implications. North Carolina155 Utah24 Michigan St. 9-112%1%46%95%11% Memphis 8-2<1%<1%<1%<1%43% Michigan St.22 Michigan 8-29%<1%14%47%19% Michigan St.195 Oklahoma St.098 TCU136 Florida27 North Carolina 9-19%<1%15%55%15% TCU 9-15%<1%19%36%15% Notre Dame163 Houston04 Clemson0>99 Navy13 Notre Dame22 Iowa119 Ohio State 10-062%29%72%>99%35% Utah 8-21%<1%3%4%34% Iowa096 Navy 8-1<1%<1%<1%3%17% Stanford 8-211%<1%15%49%21% In 5,000 simulations of our College Football Playoff model, a one-loss1How exactly those losses occur — against which teams, in the regular season or conference championship game — is not specified in this simulation. Ohio State team makes the playoff 52 percent of the time. (The table next to this paragraph shows teams’ odds of making the playoff under different scenarios — Iowa going undefeated, Alabama losing a second game or Ohio State losing its first one, for example. These scenarios factor in the outcomes of conference championship games.) That 52 percent probability represents Ohio State’s chance should the Buckeyes take any one loss; if they lose to the Spartans specifically, their odds to make it are only 29 percent.So obviously this week’s game is hugely important. But even at 29 percent, Ohio State would have a higher chance of making the playoffs than Notre Dame does now. They have more leeway than nearly any other team to lose this weekend, as you can see in the second column of the what-if table farther down in this piece. That said, the Michigan State matchup matters for an additional reason: The winner will likely get to play in the Big Ten championship game.2Unless Michigan State blows it by losing to Penn State next week — which it has a 24 percent chance of doing. That’s another way Ohio State could back into the playoff. If the Buckeyes lose this weekend and then go on to win out, the College Football Playoff committee will have to decide that Ohio State belongs in the playoff without seeing the team play in a conference championship game. Still, Ohio State would have just one loss in that scenario and would have ended its season with a regular-season win at Michigan — and remains the defending national champion. It’s far from the worst résumé, and it’s plausible that the committee could add Ohio State alongside Michigan State or Iowa.Ohio State isn’t the only team that will still have a shot if it falters: Should Clemson or Alabama lose before Dec. 6, our model gives a one-loss Tigers squad or a two-loss Tide team a better than one in three shot of making it into the playoff. Other teams, too — such as Iowa, Oklahoma State and Florida — have some reasonable shot at the playoff should they lose one additional game before season’s end, since they could still win their conferences. (Michigan State, however, is basically eliminated from playoff contention with a loss.)Let’s dwell on the two-loss team scenarios for a second. Contrary to some folk wisdom, incurring two losses does not automatically disqualify an elite team from the playoff. (It’s also not that uncommon historically to have a two-loss team ranked in the top four before the bowl games.) According to our simulations, there is about a one in eight chance that a two-loss team makes it. (To be more exact, in 11.6 percent of our simulations at least one two-loss team makes the playoff.) Usually the two-loss team is Alabama, which has a 35 percent chance of making it with two losses, but Florida (7 percent) and Oklahoma (4 percent) stand an outside shot, too, should they drop another game.These scenarios also identify the most likely odd man out: Notre Dame. Sorry, Irish fans, but your team is the best squad not fully in control of its own destiny. Yes, the College Football Playoff committee currently has Notre Dame ranked No. 4, but they are at risk of being bumped (with only a 63 percent chance of making it in if they win all their remaining games). Think of it this way: If Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama win out, they’re locks — that’s no surprise; but as the what-if table shows below, our model expects an undefeated Oklahoma State or even a one-loss Oklahoma to have a better shot at the No. 4 spot than the Irish. The latter scenario seems like it would be especially maddening to Irish fans, as Oklahoma’s loss came to Texas — a team Notre Dame destroyed 38-3 early in the season.What-ifs of the week Ohio State152 Michigan247 Oklahoma St.118 Mississippi 7-3<1%<1%<1%<1%32% Ohio State vs. Michigan State is this week’s marquee matchup in the college football world. If either team wants to ensure a playoff appearance, it needs to win out — but the Buckeyes and Spartans have to first get past each other. (And come the Big Ten championship game, one will also need to get past Iowa, if things hold.)But a win here matters more for one-loss Michigan State. It’s not that Ohio State can take a mulligan; the undefeated Buckeyes just have more leeway. Oklahoma St. 10-025%10%45%98%17% Oregon 7-3<1%<1%<1%<1%32% LSU 7-2<1%<1%<1%<1%28% Wisconsin 8-2<1%<1%<1%<1%53% Alabama 9-163%—63%>99%47% Florida State21 Ohio State0>99 Northwestern 8-2<1%<1%<1%<1%14% Oklahoma24 TeamPlayoff ChancesLose nextWin nextWin outWin out likelihood USC 7-31%<1%2%5%25% Stanford249 Baylor158 Baylor 8-116%<1%28%58%27% Florida190 Alabama235 Clemson23 Florida 9-123%1%23%90%21% Clemson 10-068%35%69%>99%48% USC35 Oklahoma192 read more

Perfection Ohio State football tops Michigan finishes 120

Ohio State football realized perfection for the sixth time in its 123-year history. The 109th meeting between OSU and Michigan, ranked No. 4 and No. 20, respectively, by the Associated Press for the teams’ 2012 meeting, saw the Buckeyes polish off a 12-0 season under the direction of first-year coach Urban Meyer. OSU defeated UM, 26-21, Saturday at Ohio Stadium. As some expected, the dual-threat quarterbacking combo of Michigan senior Denard Robinson and junior Devin Gardner caused problems for the Buckeyes. Gardner threw for 171 yards, one touchdown and one costly interception on 11-of-20 attempts. Robinson did not attempt a pass in the game, but did lineup under center. He rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown. OSU’s defensive performance, particularly in the second half, was more than the Wolverines could overcome. UM failed to drive into the red zone in the second half and an interception by junior safety C.J. Barnett with less than five minutes to play nearly clinched the win. The Buckeyes defense stifled the UM attack despite missing senior defensive end John Simon, who missed out on Senior Day festivities and the competition with a right knee injury sustained a week ago in a game against Wisconsin.  After the interception, OSU junior running back Carlos Hyde, who ran for 146 yards and a touchdown, took the game over, helping the Buckeyes to two first downs to bleed the fourth-quarter clock out and win The Game. Fans stormed the field. Players rejoiced. Meyer pumped his fists wildly. However unrealistic the expectations of an undefeated season might have seemed when Meyer was hired in late November 2011, he had made good on them. With the win, OSU remains in play for the AP‘s national title crown.  The victory is OSU’s 44th in the history of The Game, though UM, eliminated from Big Ten title contention after Nebraska won on Friday, still owns the all-time series advantage with a 58-44-6 record. The largest Ohio Stadium crowd in the history of the OSU-UM rivalry (105,899) assembled in a bitter chill and light but steady snowfall throughout most of the first half. OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller was 14-of-18 for 189 yards and one touchdown. Buckeyes junior receiver Corey Brown muffed a punt that led to points for UM, but did his best to make up for the uncharacteristic error as he caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. OSU junior kicker Drew Basil was the high scorer in the contest. Basil, who only attempted six kicks coming into the team’s 12th game, tallied 14 points while connecting four-of-five of his field goal tries from 41, 52, 28 and 25 yards. In addition to help close out the win for OSU, Hyde also helped the Buckeyes jump to an early lead. Hyde blew through the Michigan line 2:19 into the game, scurrying into the end zone on a 3-yard run to put OSU up, 7-0, on the very first possession of the game. The early score was keyed by 52-yard pass reception by sophomore receiver Devin Smith, who broke loose, gathered the deep ball from Miller and joined many of the OSU faithful in attendance in a celebratory bounce. The game’s back-and-forth tenor would be established by Gardner on the next drive when he found senior receiver Roy Roundtree on a 75-yard reception to level the score. Roundtree broke down the east sideline in front of the Wolverines bench and, after slowing his run for a blocker, traipsed into the end zone. The weather seemed to mimic the intensity of the rivalry in that moment as the snow began to fall heavier. Much of the intrigue in The Game centers around the history of the respective programs, and OSU paid homage to its greatest football triumph of the last decade when the 2002 national championship team was honored between the first and second quarters. Former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel, once shamed by the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal that resulted in his forced resignation as OSU coach, was hoisted onto the shoulders of his former players, much to the delight of many in Ohio Stadium. Brown had scored two punt-return touchdowns coming into the team’s final game. His muffed punt early in the second quarter resulted in threatening position for UM on the OSU 25-yard line, and a roughing the passer penalty on OSU redshirt senior defensive lineman Nathan Williams pushed the visitors closer to a score. Gardner eventually capped the drive, scoring on a 2-yard quarterback-keeper run to put the Wolverines in front, 14-10. The lead was the first for UM in Ohio Stadium since the team’s 2006 meeting, which OSU won, 42-39. The teams fought to gain an edge heading into half, and OSU inched its nose in front when Miller found Brown on a 14-yard completion to go back in front at 17-14 with 1:30 to play in the first half. UM retook possession with 90 seconds to play until the break, and retook the lead when Robinson scampered 67 yards into the end zone, gesturing to fans in the south stand after he crossed the goal line. With the wind at his back, Basil uncorked a 52-yard field goal to send OSU into break trailing, 21-20. Basil then opened the scoring in the second half, connecting from 28 yards to put OSU back in front, 23-21. When UM assumed possession, OSU used a Robinson fumble to attempt to assume control of the game. OSU junior safety Christian Bryant gouged the ball from Robinson grasp at the 7:26 mark in the third quarter and Williams recovered the ball on the UM 37-yard line. A pensive Ohio Stadium crowd was lifted for the moment, but the drive ended with Basil’s first field goal miss of the day after the a 3rd-down snap flew over Miller’s head, causing a fumble the quarterback dove to recover. Basil’s were the only points of the third quarter. Instead of scores, OSU and Michigan traded venomous hits, bellying up to the opposition on what seemed like every hit. One such hit, administered to Gardner with less than nine minutes to play, caused a fumble that OSU junior defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins fell gather on the Wolverines’ 10-yard line. The red zone opportunity had potential to put the 2012 edition of The Game on ice, but ended with Basil’s fourth field goal of the game. He hit from 25 yards out to push the Buckeyes’ lead to 26-21. The clincher came just moments later when Barnett intercepted Gardner, leading to the game-clinching drive for OSU. OSU, which posted a 12-0 overall record and an 8-0 mark in the Big Ten, clinched the Big Ten Conference’s outright Leaders’ Division title last weekend at Wisconsin. The Buckeyes will now have to wait until after college football’s bowl season to learn its final positioning in the AP poll. read more

Manchester City wont sign Isco this summer says Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has emphatically ruled out a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco during the summer transfer window and congratulated Madrid for their win last Saturday.The Spain international is currently under contract at the Bernabeu until 2022 but has been constantly linked with a switch to the Premier League champions.Isco revealed prior to last weekend’s latest Champions League final success that he has no intention of joining an English club, however, and Guardiola insists that City is not tempted to make a move, according to ESPN.Speaking at an event for the Johan Cruyff Foundation, the Catalan simply stated:“When a team wins three consecutive Champions Leagues, four in five years, it’s because they’re a spectacular team,” Guardiola said.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“The Champions League is a really, really tough competition — staying in it depends on a lot of things. If all these things are with you for three straight years, it’s because you’re in control of them.“The demonstration of that can be seen in Madrid after Liverpool’s equaliser. The next 10 to 15 minutes, when Liverpool were boosted by the equaliser, is when Madrid were at their best.“They control these knockout and one-off games and I take my hat off to them. To win three Champions Leagues in a row shows the quality of the team, the coach, the club … as for everyone else, try to make sure now they don’t win a fourth.”Isco has appeared 47 times in all competitions for Madrid this term, including in the 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday.last_img read more

David Luiz Chelsea were too slow against West Ham

first_imgChelsea defender David Luiz feels that they were made to pay for being too slow with their movement and passing in Sunday’s stalemate with West HamThe Blues’ 100% winning start to the new Premier League season came to an end at the London Stadium with West Ham effectively stopping Chelsea’s efforts on goal.“Of course, we are disappointed,” Luiz told the club website.“We didn’t play a fantastic game, we didn’t create a lot.“It was too slow, moving the ball to create the gaps or our movements without the ball, and that is why we couldn’t score.“I think our plan is fantastic. On Sunday we didn’t play at our high level so that is why we didn’t win.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We know that many teams now are going to play against us this way, with a low block and trying to play on the counter-attack, so there was not a lot of space, but it is up to us to try to find a solution.“The best games are games like that.”Maurizio Sarri’s side will next face Liverpool twice this week with the first meeting set to be this Wednesday in the Carabao Cup before hosting the Reds on Saturday in the Premier League.“We are going to play against a fantastic team, so we need to rest and be ready for both games,” Luiz said.Meanwhile, Luiz’s teammate Olivier Giroud warned Chelsea that they must begin making changes as their opponents are beginning to figure out how to stop them.last_img read more

House Narrowly Passes Capital Budget

first_imgHowever, he can veto certain items from the capital budget. The budget passed by the House restores money for university scholarships, rural energy assistance and the state’s medical school program. It also funds highway, airport and other construction projects that triggers nearly $1 billion in federal matching dollars. The Senate was still scheduled to vote on a separate budget bill that restores some of Dunleavy’s $444 million vetoes and the size of the Permanent Fund Dividend. With 32 yeas, 6 nays the Capital Budget passed  two days before the July 31 deadline. The House also passed to reverse the sweep, 31 yeas, 7 nays. The reverse sweep is an item Governor Mike Dunleavy can not undo in a veto. The ‘reverse sweep’ would restore several dozen funds shifted to a state savings account per the Alaska Constitution. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Third times the charm for the Alaska House of Representatives after they narrowly passed SB 2002 on Monday afternoon passing the Capital Budget on their final attempt.last_img read more

Driverless Navya shuttle dings pedestrian suspending AV trials in Vienna

first_img 69 Photos 52 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 3 10 Photos Autonomous Vehicles,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Car Industry Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 81 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 49 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 71 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 26 Photos 68 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper lookscenter_img Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Comments Share your voice Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Enlarge ImageHopefully the pedestrian’s injuries are minor, and hopefully there’s some useful information to glean from the accident. Navya Autonomous-vehicle startup Navya made news in late 2017 when one of its shuttles bumped into a truck in Las Vegas, although it was quite clearly the truck’s fault in that scenario. Navya’s latest oopsie, though, appears to be on the driverless shuttle itself.One of Navya’s driverless shuttles was involved in an accident in Vienna, Austria, Bloomberg reports, citing a German-language report from Austrian broadcaster ORF. According to Bloomberg’s translation of the report, the Navya shuttle was operating at a speed of 7.5 miles per hour when it collided with a 30-year-old woman, striking her in the knee.Navya was running two of its driverless shuttles as part of a pilot project in Vienna that started in early June. However, following the collision, Vienna’s transit authority has suspended the pilot project until the accident’s investigation comes to a conclusion. It’s unclear when that will be, and it’s also unclear if Navya’s shuttles will resume their duties after the investigation wraps up.Meanwhile, Navya’s shuttles have had a pretty easy time in Las Vegas following the bus incident in 2017. Its shuttles run about eight hours a day between Tuesday and Sunday, taking Las Vegas citizens and tourists around the Downtown Las Vegas Container Park, an open-air shopping center. The American Automobile Association, one of the shuttle’s sponsors, even tried to find a couple who wanted to get married inside one of Navya’s driverless shuttles. Given how small they are, I hope whoever signed up didn’t invite too many people.nayva-shuttle-michiganEnlarge ImageNavya’s driverless shuttles did some winter testing in Michigan, because Midwestern winters are patently awful. Navya General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal More From Roadshow Tags 12 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Share your voice 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Comments Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 18 Photos 3last_img read more

Khaleda pays homage to martyred intellectuals

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia along with her party leaders paying tribute to the martyred intellectuals placing wreaths at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Mausoleum at Mirpur. Photo courtesy: BNPBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday paid tributes to martyred intellectuals by placing wreaths at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur in the city marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day, reports news agency UNB.Khaleda together with party senior leaders placed the wreaths at 10:50am and stood in a solemn silence there for a while as a mark of respect to the great national heroes who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the country.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, vice chairman Shahjahan Omar, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, AZM Zahid, chairperson’s adviser Amanullah Aman, Abdus Salam and party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were, among others, present there.Talking to reporters before placing the wreaths, Fakhrul said democracy, for which the nation waged a war in 1971 and liberated the country, is now absent in the country. “We’re now living in a confined situation.”Mentioning that BNP has been on a struggle for a long time to restore democracy, he said adding, “We’ll surely win this fight.”On this day in 1971, country’s renowned academicians, doctors, engineers, journalists, artists, teachers and other eminent personalities were dragged out of their homes, blindfolded and taken to unknown places and then brutally tortured and slaughtered.Their bodies were later dumped at Rayerbazar, Mirpur and some other killing fields in the capital.last_img read more

A movement or a moment for Trumpism

first_imgSupporters listen as US president Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade. Photo: ReutersIn rally after rally, president Donald Trump exhorts throngs of red-hatted supporters to treat next week’s congressional elections as a referendum on Trumpism and the grass-roots movement that swept him to power.“You’re voting for me in 2018,” Trump told a raucous crowd in a late September appearance for Republican candidates in Missouri. “You’re voting for me.”The plea speaks to the challenge facing the president and his supporters: With Democrats threatening to take over the House of Representatives and key governors’ offices, the success of his legislative agenda over the next two years hinges on whether he can energize his backers around candidates who are not named Trump.This year’s election is the first real test of whether the coalition behind Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan can evolve from a diffuse, personality-driven following to an organized political force able to boost candidates outside his electoral strongholds.Reuters surveyed officials from 18 Republican campaigns, analyzed data from polling partner Ipsos and interviewed dozens of candidates, strategists and Trump supporters to assess the reach and influence of the president’s self-styled “MAGA Movement” ahead of the elections.United behind Trump’s “America First” agenda of tighter borders, protectionist economic policies and unilateralist diplomacy, the MAGA coalition swept up 2016 voters who felt ignored by Washington and welcomed Trump’s vows to upend its institutions. Today, it attracts Tea Party conservatives, evangelical Christians, gun rights advocates, and working-class voters drawn to Trump’s outsider persona.Trump’s populist base is firmly established in the mostly southern and western parts of the country where he’s most popular. MAGA supporters turn out in force for Trump-backed candidates in those areas, boosting them in opinion polls and volunteering for their campaigns. In some cases, they have taken control of state party machines, harnessing their infrastructure and money for candidates in Trump’s mold.But outside of Trump’s strongholds, the influence of MAGA supporters is more pocketed, especially in Rust Belt states, such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the upper Midwest. So, while Trump loyalists can tip the scales in specific US House districts in those areas, they have done less to boost Trump-backed candidates in statewide contests for governor and US Senate.With no central organization and little regard for Republican hierarchies, MAGA enthusiasts agitate largely through social media and Internet forums, such as Facebook and Reddit, the social networking site. In dozens of interviews, Reuters found their willingness to back local campaigns often has less to do with party loyalty than with helping Trump.“The 2018 elections will be a test of how popular Trump is, how popular his policies are, did we organize well or do we need to do better and improve things for 2020,” said Scott Presler, a MAGA activist in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Among the 18 Trump-endorsed Republicans running for Senate or governor in states where Trump won the presidential race by more than 10 percentage points in 2016, more than 80 percent are ahead in opinion polls, based on data aggregated by RealClearPolitics and 538.com, non-partisan websites that gather polling from multiple sources.Yet among the 16 Trump-backed candidates for Senate or governor in states where he won by fewer than 10 points, just four – a quarter – are polling ahead.`LEANING ON THEIR SHOVELS’The challenge is starkest where Trump-backed candidates are trying to flip governors’ offices and Senate seats held by Democrats, Reuters found.In states where Trump won by double digits in 2016, two of the five candidates he has endorsed in races for Democrat-held Senate and governors’ seats are leading in the polls, and two others are within a few points. But in states where Trump won by less than 10 points, all six candidates he has endorsed in races for Democratic seats are behind in recent polls, five of them by at least 10 points.Through much of the campaign season, Trump supporters in many places were “leaning on their shovels,” because they were over-confident of victory, Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser and campaign strategist, told Reuters.MAGA loyalists have grown more energized in recent weeks, realizing Trump’s agenda “would come grinding to a halt” if Democrats capture the US House, Bannon added. “You’ve seen the establishment and the hardcore anti-establishment in the Trump base all come together.”The president remains enormously popular with that base – Reuters/Ipsos polling gives him an 84 per cent approval rate among Republicans – and more than two-thirds of those who voted for him in 2016 say they identify with MAGA ideals.Yet their views diverge on what MAGA means: while more than half equate it with strengthening the economy and tightening borders, upwards of a quarter say MAGA simply means “Donald Trump.” (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2RuhKTv)That raises questions about the future of MAGA once Trump leaves office.A TEST IN TENNESSEEOn Oct. 1, Trump whipped up a crowd of nearly 10,000 at a rally supporting Marsha Blackburn’s US Senate campaign in Tennessee, where Trump won in 2016 by 26 points.“A vote for Marsha is really a vote for me and everything that we stand for,” he told the audience.Soon after, opinion polls showed Blackburn, a US House member, pulling ahead of her Democratic opponent, former two-term governor Phil Bredesen.“We knew President Trump would be an extraordinary surrogate in East Tennessee,” Republican Party spokesman Garren Shipley told Reuters. Bredesen’s campaign dismissed the polls: “The only poll that matters is on election day,” said spokeswoman Alyssa Hansen.On Oct. 10, the president held another rally 500 miles (800 km) away with a similar message for Lou Barletta’s US Senate campaign in Pennsylvania, where Trump eked out a one-point victory in 2016. “I need you,” Trump told the crowd. “Vote for Lou!”It was Trump’s second rally with Barletta since August. But Barletta, also a US House member, trails incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, and has remained behind by more than 10 points in polls.The divergent fortunes of Blackburn and Barletta reflect the challenge in harnessing Trump’s MAGA coalition.Following Trump’s victory in 2016, Tennessee’s Republican establishment embraced his agenda and welcomed his supporters. Many are volunteering now for Blackburn and other Trump-backed candidates, helping with phone banks, neighborhood canvassing and other get-out-the-vote efforts.The state party leaders who didn’t support Trump initially have “figured out they have to help him,” says Todd Fowler, who heads the local party in Johnson City, Tennessee, and serves on the state party’s executive committee. “Tennessee likes what he’s doing.”In Pennsylvania, where Trump’s 2016 win was razor-thin, his support is mostly concentrated in rural and working-class areas. Polls show Trump’s pick for governor, Scott Wagner, running well behind incumbent Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.Trump is drawing people to congressional campaigns in Pennsylvania, but they are coming “very tentatively,” says Eugene Sorrentino, 76, a retired power company technician and member of the local Republican committee in Erie, Pennsylvania.Sorrentino recently staffed a welcome tent set up by the party at a county fair and “all I heard was requests for Trump paraphernalia,” he said. The congressional races “weren’t on their agenda,” he added.’TRUMP BUMP’In Trump’s strongholds, his ability to help candidates goes beyond a bounce in the polls. Nearly all the Trump-backed campaigns contacted by Reuters reported a surge of volunteer activism – a “Trump bump” – after the president’s endorsement.In Western Pennsylvania, a corner where Trump is enormously popular, US Representative Mike Kelly says his campaign relies heavily on MAGA volunteers. Kelly’s district, redrawn this year, includes counties where Trump won by as much as 20 points in 2016, according to PlanScore.org, a nonpartisan group.Trump provides “that shot of adrenaline you need from time to time,” Kelly told Reuters as he prepared to join the president for an Oct. 10 rally in Erie.One engine for turning out Trump’s base in his stronghold regions is America First Action, a “Super PAC” allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections.The group has spent more than $26 million on phone messaging and advertising in five battleground Senate races – Arizona, Montana, Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota – and across 11 congressional districts in Texas, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina.It is run by Trump loyalists and relies on big donations from Republican Party stalwarts, including casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn and mining engineer and businessman Robert Murray.In an 1 October memo, White House political director Bill Stepian advised congressional campaigns that the best way to capture MAGA support is to align “closely, clearly and boldly” with Trump. The president, he wrote, is “ready, willing and able to put the power and force of his coalition to work for the candidates with whom he stands, and who stand with him.”At the national level, Republican Party officials have fallen in line and embraced the president, routinely echoing Trump’s nationalist campaign themes. But for candidates in areas where the president doesn’t dominate the electorate, embracing Trump has mixed success.In Florida, where Trump prevailed by one point in 2016, he endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate and die-hard supporter Ron DeSantis before the party primary. But now, in a state that hasn’t elected a Democratic governor in 20 years, DeSantis is polling slightly behind in the general election contest against Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee.Some Republican candidates in areas with moderate voters who view Trump less favorably have steered clear of the president, a Reuters analysis found last month.PARTY TAKEOVERMAGA supporters have become a force in many state party offices, including some states outside the president’s established southern and western strongholds.In Ohio, a swing state where Trump won by eight points in 2016, the state Republican Party selected Jane Timken, a Trump friend and loyalist, to take over as chairwoman in the wake of the election.In Nevada, where Democrat Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential vote, the state Republican Party has launched weekly events, such as MAGA Mondays and Trump Tuesdays, to attract the president’s supporters.Rochelle Swanson, 30, a MAGA activist in Reno who began posting pro-Trump articles and interviewing local Republican candidates on social media, was asked by a party official in July to help with voter outreach. She now aligns her social media and canvassing with the party’s messaging, she says, and “there is good unity happening.”Yet even as MAGA supporters have become woven into the fabric of the Republican Party, many acknowledge it will be a challenge to preserve their coalition and continue shaping US politics once Trump leaves office. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this month, more than a quarter of Trump voters said they did not know who would carry Trump’s vision if he leaves politics.“I don’t think anybody could take Trump’s spot,” said Jeremy Messina, a MAGA activist in upstate New York who runs a political advertising media company. “I don’t see it.”last_img

Fatal Shootings Force PG County Police to Ask for Help

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  mgray@afro.comPolice investigations continue throughout Prince George’s County after separate incidents involving victims who were fatally wounded.  Law enforcement officials have made an arrest in one case, but don’t have any leads in the other and are soliciting the public’s help in bringing the assailants to justice.Authorities have identified two men who were killed in a shooting in Bladensburg on Jan. 30. Jonathan Contreras, 23, of Quick Silver Court in Bowie, and Varney Batener Jr., 24, of Donovan Street Hyattsville, were found with single gunshot wounds outside an apartment complex and later died while being transported to the hospital.There is a $25,000 reward for the person who can lead to tips in the death of 23-year-old Nayel Shabex in Oxon Hill, Md. (Courtesy Photo)Reports say officers responded to a call at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue near Emerson Street after the report of a shooting in Bladensburg, police said.  One man was suffering from a gunshot wound on the sidewalk outside of a car, and the other man was inside the car, according to Bladensburg police deputy chief Capt. Tyrone Collington.However, detectives with the Prince George’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect in connection with the alleged homicide in Hyattsville. The suspect is Joseph Deloatch, 49, of the 3700 block of Hamilton Street who is charged with fatally shooting a man who he was acquainted with on January 30. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect and victim were involved in an argument when the suspect allegedly shot the victim. Deloatch is charged with first-degree murder and related charges and is being held without bond.As the calendar turned to February, the County’s law enforcement agencies found themselves turning to old-school ways of investigating another apparent shooting, which has been officially ruled a homicide.Prince George’s County Police began a door-to-door investigation after a weekend where the continuous examination into the shooting death of Nayel Shabex, 23, of Edgewater, MD didn’t reveal any leads or suspects in the case.  Shabex allegedly was shot to death February 1, only 1,000 feet from the D.C. border in Oxon Hill.According to a statement issued by the County’s Police Department officers were called to the scene during the mid-afternoon around 3 p.m. on Deal Drive.  When officers arrived, they found the body of Shabex in a car with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.Authorities haven’t discovered evidence to make any meaningful progress in their investigation, so they began soliciting the public’s help in searching for leads.  The Department began canvassing the community by knocking on doors early Monday evening starting in the apartment complex where Shabex’s body was found near Deal Drive.Residents of the community have been reluctant to come forward and share what information they may have which has stifled the investigation. A reward of up to $25,000 has been established for information leading to an arrest. People are being encouraged to come forward anonymously with what may seem to be the slightest information that could make a difference in the investigation that currently has more dead ends than leads at this time.To protect the residents who are uneasy with coming forward to share information about the incident, Prince George’s Police have established several ways for them to share without going public. The department is taking calls at its main number at (301) 772-4925. However, the residents who fear they may be vulnerable by coming forward via regular telephone response are being urged to contact Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477 (TIPS) or text “PGPD” with their tips to 274637 (CRIMES).last_img read more

Planet Fitness Kuebers Donate 3 Million For Training Facility Expansion

first_imgAbout Planet FitnessFounded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. Planet Fitness has more than 1,600 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Panama. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City, have committed $3 million toward the expansion of the University of Louisville’s campus training facility for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse.”We’re thrilled to be continuing our support of Cardinal athletics with this gift,” said Rick Kueber. “The vision Vince Tyra has for the department and the positive energy coming from Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Jeff) Walz, Coach (Scott) Teeter and their student-athletes made this an easy decision for us. We’re proud to have our brand and our name aligned with these programs.”The Kuebers lead the franchise group who owns and operates the 15 Louisville and Southern Indiana-area clubs as well as 35 other Planet Fitness locations spread over five states (Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Arkansas, and Mississippi). At 50 franchise locations and growing, the Kuebers are among the top franchisees in the Planet Fitness system.”We want to thank Rick and David, as well as their families, for their continued extremely generous support for Cardinal Athletics,” said Vince Tyra, UofL Vice President/Director of Athletics. “They’ve been there for us each time we’ve asked them to step up over the last several years. We are blessed to have them in our community.  We sincerely appreciate their investment as we seek to improve on opportunities for our student-athletes.”In recognition of the donation, the currently named YUM! Center practice facility on the UofL campus will be renamed the Planet Fitness – Kueber Center, a move approved by the UofL Board of Trustees on Thursday. Yum! Brands will exit their current naming rights agreement for the practice facility at the end of the year and provide a $625,000 gift to close their commitment. In addition to naming the training facility, the current Green Lot parking at Cardinal Stadium will be named the Planet Fitness Purple Lot.”We sincerely appreciate the commitment that Yum! Brands has made to our university as much as to our athletic facilities,” said Tyra. “I recall being in attendance at the unveiling of our practice facility in 2007 and the pride my family felt for YUM! Brands stepping up on the original sponsorship.”This is the third major gift provided by the Kueber Brothers, growing their support to the university’s athletic department to $9 million over the last 10 years. The Kuebers previously committed $3 million to UofL in 2008 through their Sun Tan City business for the expansion of the Cardinals’ football complex and another $3 million through Planet Fitness in 2013.Opened in August 2007, The YUM! Center will be renamed the Planet Fitness – Kueber Center in January and houses training facilities and offices for the Cardinals’ men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams.The building contains two separate practice courts for both men’s and women’s basketball, separate locker rooms for the three sports teams that train in the facility, two training rooms to support both men and women, as well as a pair of expansive theatres/team meeting rooms. Also included are spacious offices and conference rooms for the coaching staffs.The facility, which is located at 2432 South Floyd Street on the UofL campus, contains more than 60,000-square-feet in floor space. Plans are being formulated to use the Kuebers’ gift to expand the weight room, locker rooms and enhance the entire facility.center_img  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

International Newswire Reed Hastings Turner Laing Stéphane Richard Gilles Pelisson Set for

first_img Popular on Variety In today’s International Newswire, Series Mania snags Reed Hastings and other heavyweights for its Lille Transatlantic Dialogues; Netflix confirms “Money Heist” as its most watched non-English series ever; Spain converts to Turkish telenovelas; HBO Nordic’s “Berforeigners” gets Norwegian government backing.  A considerable Series Mania coup: Reed Hastings, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix is billed as attending Series Mania’s first Lille Transatlantic Dialogues, along with CEO grandees of Europe’s TV/digital platform scene: Endemol Shine Group’s Sophie Turner Laing, telecom Orange’s Stéphane Richard, Delphine Ernotte Cunci at France Televisions and TF1 Group’s Gilles Pelisson.Hastings will be the subject of a Q & A session. Panelists take in BBC director of policy Claire Sumer and Antony Root, VP, programming and production, HBO Europe.  French minister of culture Françoise Nyssen and European Commission VP Andrus Ansip will close discussions. CREDIT: Atresmedia Turkish Drama ‘Ezel’ Sells in SpainAtresmedia, one of Spain’s largest broadcasters, has acquired the Turkish drama “Ezel” from Eccho Rights, to be broadcast on its Nova channel. It is the second from producer Ay Yapim to air on that channel. According to Atresmedia his first, “Fatmagül,” has received the best ratings on that channel since March 2015. A story of revenge, “Ezel” follows a young man spurned by his friends and fiancé. It was the first Turkish drama to be sold in every Latin American territory, and has rated well in Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, exemplifying the international sales success of the genre. Spain, where local drama is highly popular, traditionally held out against Turkish imports. No more.HBO Nordic Sci-Fi Gets NFI BackingProduced by Rubicon TV, Jens Lien’s sci-fi series “Beforeigners” is HBO Nordic’s first original from Norway, and second overall following the Swedish-language dramedy “Gösta.” A grant of nearly €1 ($1.2 million) has been awarded to Lien’s project by the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), pushing the budget to €7 million . It’s the second grant the series has received from NFI; last year an incentive of €400,000 ($495,000) was awarded to secure Norway as the filming location for the show. According to Nordisk Film & TV Fond newsletter, the series “reunites some of Norway’s top talents”: Lien (“The Bothersome Man,” “Viva Hate”) and “Lilyhammer” writing duo Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 That’s a kind of heavyweight industry presence which will merely reenforce Series Mania’s position as still, despite competition and dates just one week before the Cannes Festival, as Europe’s premiere drama series festival.“Our goal with the Lille Transatlantic Dialogues is to create a club for media and policy-makers, a regular high-level rendezvous inspired by the Sun Valley Conference,” said Laurence Herszberg, Series Mania general director.Issues on the table have yet to be announced. The Dialogues’ backing, from France’s CNC film-TV agency, and the E.U.’s Creative Europe Media Program, suggests some consideration will be given to quotas for OTT platforms, championed by Ansip. As proof of its international local content investment, Hastings could point to the extraordinary 5.46 million net hike in first quarter international subs and content spend of $7.5 million to $8 billion for 2018. 60% of Netflix’s announced upcoming series are non-U.S. according to Guy Bisson, at Ampere Analysis. In many ways, Netflix and the E.U. area already on the same page.Official: ‘Money Heist’ (‘La Casa de Papel’) the Most Watched Non-English Series in Netflix HistoryHastings could also make reference to “La casa del papel” (“Money Heist”). It’s now official. Over Jan.-March 2018, the Spanish-language and Spanish heist thriller became the “most watched non-English series on Netflix ever,” Netflix confirmed Monday in a letter to shareholders parsing its first quarter results. “We are seeing more examples of non-English language content transcending borders,” Netflix added. Some commentators insist it’s surprising that a series which punched just a pretty average 12 percentage points share on Spanish broadcast network Atresmedia could then a global hit. As broadcasters audience shares decline, however, they can risk producing more targeted audience segment fare, such as “Money Heist,” a YA series which has pulled off a spectacular long tail success, becoming a social phenomenon in Argentina and Iran. Kicking into the heist a third of the way through Ep. 1, “Money Heist” also underscores another trend: First grab your audience with action, then develop character. Otherwise, they might soon be watching something else.last_img read more

Why Instagram Is Adding View Counts to Videos

first_imgFebruary 12, 2016 Register Now » Instagram is to show how many views a video has received in a bid by the Facebook-owned service to compete with rivals such a Google for advertising dollars.Videos posted on Instagram will now show a view count where the number of likes used to be, similar to the way Facebook shows the number of views on its site and app.The idea, according to analysts, is to attract more brands and content producers – which has been YouTube’s tactic for a while – to platforms like Facebook and Instagram and get them to pay more money for advertising.”If you want to attract branded content, having a view count is essential,” Richard Broughton, research director at Ampere Analysis, told CNBC by phone.”Unlike ad-impressions, for which your campaign management will deliver detailed statistics, for branded videos and product placement there isn’t an obvious, independent and verifiable currency for measuring the success and reach of a series of videos. Publishing a view count means that brands are no longer reliant on statistics shared by the video creator and can independently check performance of videos featuring their product and brands.”Broughton also said that it acts as a “calling card” for advertisers who will be able to see the commercial implications of advertising on Instagram by showing how many views videos are getting. Mobile on the riseVideo has recently become a huge area of focus for Facebook. The company claimed that it now clocks up 100 million hours of video watched per day on its social network. YouTube does not break out specific stats but said that people watch “hundreds of millions of hours” a day on the platform. But independent figures show that video views on Facebook exceeded two trillion in 2015, or two-thirds of YouTube’s total for the same period, according to Ampere Analysis.At the same time, video ad spend in the U.S. is expected to hit $9.59 billion this year, a 28.5 percent year-on-year rise, with a large percentage of that growth on mobile, according to eMarketer. Meanwhile, mobile is expected to account for 82 percent of Facebook’s U.S. digital ad revenue this year, with Instagram expected to earn $1.48 billion globally in mobile ad revenues. In the U.S., Instagram will represent 20.1 percent of Facebook’s total mobile ad revenues, eMarketer forecasts. YouTube ad revenue was up 4.6 percent last year, reaching $4.28 billion worldwide.As Facebook tries to boost the views on its platform it has rolled out a number of new features including live-streaming to take on the likes of Twitter-owned Periscope. Last year, chief executive of the social networking site Mark Zuckerberg said that content creators will eventually pocket a revenue share from video views.This is the tactic that has made YouTube so popular with content creators and led to the rise of YouTube stars who command millions of dollars a year through advertising and product deals. Facebook will be hoping to attract the same level of talent as well as brands looking for creative ways to advertise.”Adding view counts is the first of many ways you’ll see video on Instagram get better this year,” the photo sharing service said in a blog on Thursday, signaling that there are more features to come. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read This story originally appeared on CNBC Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more