SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Blizzard 2016, Government That Works, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – In response to requests, PennDOT crews are assisting four municipalities across the state with snow removal following the weekend’s winter storm, Governor Tom Wolf said today.“The weekend’s record breaking snow has left some municipalities struggling to clear their streets, and we are now in a position to assist,” Governor Wolf said. “While we have to prioritize on how much help we can provide, we will work to relieve some of the burden this storm has placed on our municipalities.”In the wake of the storm which blanketed Harrisburg with a record 30 plus inches of snow, PennDOT assisted the city on Tuesday and Wednesday to help ensure Commonwealth employees could reach their offices. PennDOT dispatched three crews from Dauphin, Adams and Franklin counties. Each crew came with five dump trucks as well as loaders, skid loaders, snow blowers and belt loaders.In addition, PennDOT sent five tandem trucks, a skid loader and a snow blower to Columbia, Lancaster County; five tandem trucks, a loader, skid loader and staff for traffic control to Reading; and four trucks to West Chester.PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards cautioned that PennDOT was responding to very unusual circumstances and is not able to routinely shift its resources to assist municipalities with snow removal. Also, since this situation is unusual, PennDOT will not be seeking reimbursement from municipalities for this work.“We all appreciate the difficult challenges this storm has presented across the state and now that we are in position to shift some of our resources, we are happy to help a number of municipalities,” Secretary Richards said. “Residents are not too concerned about the intricacies of jurisdictional boundaries; they are inserted in getting back on the move, and we will do our best to help them do that.”Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf January 28, 2016 PennDOT Crews Helping Municipalities With Snow Clean Up
In the fund’s annual report, its chair, councillor Keiran Quinn, described the return as “disappointing” but said 2015-16 had been an exceptionally challenging year for pensions in general and local authority pensions in particular.Quinn highlighted the effects of monetary policy on defined benefit schemes, with the UK base rate of interest remaining at 0.5% for a seventh year, together with the continued impact of quantitative easing.However, he concluded: “GMPF has a long-term successful track record reflected in its funding level and reputation. Our proposed pooling arrangements are designed to ensure this continues.”GMPF is a member of the Northern pool, one of eight asset pools set up to manage local authority pension fund assets to back infrastructure projects and cut management costs.In the previous financial year, GMPF awarded new mandates to LaSalle (property) and Investec (global equities) to improve performance, and this policy was continued during 2015-16.In March this year, three managers – KKR, Oak Hill Advisors and Stone Harbor Investment Partners – were appointed to run a £750m credit framework.One of these managers has now been appointed to commence its role in the current year, but, as yet, the pension fund has not disclosed the name of the manager.During 2015-16, positive returns were made by all investment categories except UK and overseas equities.The fund said substantial returns were achieved in alternatives, property and overseas government fixed interest.Public equities dominate the fund’s portfolio, with a benchmark asset allocation of 61.5% of assets as at 31 March, compared with 23.5% for bonds and cash, 10% for property and 5% for alternatives.Equities are split between overseas (58% as benchmark), UK (34%) and global equities (8%).The fund’s main property portfolio (excluding its balanced property portfolio vehicles) achieved a total return of 10.5% for the 12 months to 31 March, though the benchmark was 13.3%.Continuing its emphasis on local investment, during the year GMPF embarked on a new £70m development at First Street, Manchester, creating 180,000 sq ft of office space, in a joint venture with Patrizia, through the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, its property development arm.GMPF has also – together with two other local authority pension funds – set up a programme of lending and providing equity capital to small and medium-sized enterprises in north west England.Meanwhile, the target allocation to infrastructure, via new commitments to specialised funds, was boosted to an average £120m per year.The current realistic benchmark allocation for private equity is 2.5%, and for infrastructure, 1%, with target allocations of 5% and 4%, respectively. The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) underperformed other local authorities for the second year in succession, with an investment return of -0.8% for the 12 months to 31 March, compared with an average 0.2% for local authority pension funds as a whole.Last year, GMPF’s 11.7% return was also less than the 13.2% average for its peer group.The negative return led to a small dip in GMPF’s assets under management, from £17.6bn (€20.4bn) at the end of March 2015 to £17.3bn at the end of March 2016.It took long-term annualised returns to 6.8% for the five years, and 5.7% for the 10 years, to the same date.
“In the last few days we’ve brought forward over €3.8 billion in orders to thousands of suppliers, with purchases in progress for delivery by 2023 standing at more than €20 billion,” Galán said as he announced a procurement plan that would give visibility to the entire supply chain, while promoting economic activity and jobs. Iberdrola has 9,000 MW of new capacity currently under construction and now plans for at least half of that to be commissioned this year. Iberdrola has also said that it expected to hire 5,000 new employees this year, which will bring its total number of employees to more than 40,000. During Iberdrola’s Annual General Meeting, the company’s chairman Ignacio Galán said the speeding up of the investments and projects will contribute to economic activity and prevent loss of jobs, referring to the current global situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said that it is advancing on new offshore wind farms, along with other renewable energy projects. These include Saint Brieuc and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms in France and Germany, respectively, and the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm in the United States, developed through Iberdrola’s U.S. company Avangrid Renewables. Iberdrola will put its investments in 2020 on a fast track with an aim to surpass last year’s investment record and reach € 10 billion. This will lead to some 4.5 GW of new capacity currently under construction to be commissioned this year. When it comes to the COVID-19 situation, Iberdrola has put in place an integrated plan which includes 107 measures to contain the spread of the pandemic and assure the supply of electricity to citizens. The news from the company’s Annual General Meeting come a few days after Iberdrola announced its floating wind moves. Namely, the company recently joined two floating wind demonstration projects, one in Norway and one in Spain.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — Downtown Greensburg has a new bar/eaterie, as The tAAp is now open on the north side of Tower Tree Square. Owners Trisha Pettit and Mitchell Barnes-Pettit bought the establishment (formerly known as Dawg Haus Diner) in mid-February.Patrons will recognized the new owners, as Trisha managed the venue under previous ownership for the past three years. Pettit held ceremonial oversized scissors at their official ribbon cutting Friday — surrounded by family, friends, and fellow Greensburg Decatur County Chamber members.The capital A’s in The tAAp stand for the names of Trisha’s two children, Addison and Aubrey. That new name is also reflective of the fact that they now offer thirteen beers on tap. Customers will notice the menu has been revamped. The new proprietors have also extended hours, and promise additional interior renovations in the near future.
Batesville, In. — The 29th Annual Batesville Kiwanis Club Applefest is September 22 and 23 at Liberty Park.The event includes Dutch oven apple crisp, apple dumplings, apple sausages, apple cider, ice cream and lots of good food. All proceeds benefit the Batesville Kiwanis Club effort to support, recognize and encourage local students.Here is a list of events for each day.On Saturday:From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Arts & Crafts, Business Expo, kids train rides and family activities11: a.m.- Lone Wolf and Friends11:30 a.m.- Master Dwenger’s Martial Arts1 p.m.- The Apple Pageant3 p.m.- The Eureka Band4 p.m.- Shannon AmberOn Sunday:11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Arts & Crafts, Business Expo, kids train rides and family activitiesNoon- Michael Kelsey- Sponsored by the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series, Batesville Area Arts Council and the Friends of the Library.For more information please call 812-934-3201.
Mourinho was on the verge of signing Gerrard in his first spell as Chelsea manager in 2005 before the former England captain chose to stay at Anfield. Gerrard will finally bring the curtain down on his 17-year career in the Liverpool first team this summer when he joins Los Angeles Galaxy and, ahead of the two clubs’ first-leg meeting in the Capital One Cup semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday, Mourinho paid tribute to a player he once “dreamed” of having in his team. Chelsea’s victory allowed Manchester City to seize the initiative from Liverpool and go on and win the Barclays Premier League title and Gerrard’s slip has since become the subject of a song regularly belted out at Stamford Bridge. But Mourinho says he wishes the Chelsea fans would not sing it as it shows a clear lack of respect to one of the finest players in Premier League history. “The song that my fans have I don’t like at all,” Mourinho said. “A couple of times it is good fun but to go and go and go, especially with a player like him who deserves respect, I don’t think you don’t need that. “We have so many other songs, you don’t need that one. “I love this quote when he was saying in his life he would never score a goal against Liverpool. I love these words. “I understand why he was – almost, almost, almost – coming to Chelsea. But he didn’t and I respect that a lot.” League leaders Chelsea’s 5-0 romp at Swansea on Saturday has set Mourinho’s side up perfectly for a busy week of cup action, first at Liverpool and then the FA Cup fourth round home tie against League One outfit Bradford on Saturday. “It’s a good week, the semi-final of the Capital One Cup and a cup match is always enjoyable if you play against a lower-league side,” Mourinho said. “I have difficult memories at Liverpool as to lose a Champions League semi-final (in 2005) to a goal which was not a goal stays forever. You don’t forget it. “But we played there a couple of months ago and it’s a historical stadium – who doesn’t like to go there and play? “Everybody likes it, I like it, my players like it and it’s only good feelings to play at Anfield.” Chelsea, of course, are still in four competitions but Mourinho insisted it was not possible for them to win all of them. “No, I don’t think so,” he said. “It’s possible to play for that and it’s possible to motivate yourself with that. “But to do the lot? I don’t think it’s possible.” Jose Mourinho says failing to sign Steven Gerrard remains one of his greatest transfer disappointments and admits he does not like Chelsea fans poking fun at the Liverpool captain. Press Association “He (Gerrard) is a historical player for Liverpool, a historical player for the Premier League and an opponent I have always admired and respected,” Mourinho said. “We did everything to try (to sign him) and it was almost there. I was dreaming of (Claude) Makelele, Gerrard and (Frank) Lampard in midfield. “We were playing in a proper triangle without a number 10 and playing Maka in front of the defenders. Me, Mr Abramovich and (former Chelsea chief executive) Peter Kenyon at that time, we dreamed of that. “His people were open to him joining a top side like Chelsea. But to me personally he never said he would come. Never. “He (Gerrard) was always a red and I think the decision was right.” Asked if Gerrrard’s decision to stay at Liverpool was his biggest disappointment in the transfer market, Mourinho said: “Yes, but I have another one when I was trying Lampard to Inter. “I was almost there and it didn’t happen too. I had a couple of disappointments and that’s normal in football.” Gerrard’s slip against Chelsea at Anfield last season proved decisive in the title race as Demba Ba raced away to score and set up a 2-0 win for Mourinho’s men.
Siem de Jong has challenged Newcastle to turn their faltering season around by ending Leicester’s remarkable surge towards the Barclays Premier League finishing line. But perhaps more significantly, it left John Carver’s side just five points clear of the relegation zone with just four games remaining, the next one at Leicester, who climbed out of the drop zone with a fourth win on the bounce on the same afternoon. De Jong told nufcTV: “It’s a really important one. We just need the points and it doesn’t matter against who, but if you lose against Leicester, of course the teams below you come closer. “We know how important it is and hopefully we can turn it around next week.” De Jong was introduced as a 74th-minute replacement for Remy Cabella, his first senior appearance since August following his recovery from a thigh injury and surgery to repair a collapsed lung, and gave the home side hope of salvation when he fired home from Jack Colback’s pass two minutes from time. However, on what proved to be another stormy afternoon at St James’ Park, it proved too little, too late after the Magpies squandered an early lead given to them by Ayoze Perez’s sixth goal of the campaign, but his first since the turn of the year. Nelson Oliveira levelled in first-half injury-time when he made the most of the Magpies’ frailty at set-pieces to head Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner past Tim Krul, and the Iceland international put the visitors in front five minutes after the restart before Jack Cork’s third 19 minutes from time meant De Jong’s effort counted for little. The Dutchman said: “The most important thing today was to get points and we didn’t, so I feel sad about that, but a little bit happy about being back on the pitch and being back in the first team. “One goal wasn’t enough, but like I said, it’s not about me at this point, it’s more about the team.” The 26-year-old Holland international scored within 14 minutes of coming off the bench after almost eight months on the sidelines, but could not prevent the Magpies from slipping to a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Swansea on Saturday. It was their seventh successive reverse, an unwanted club record in the Premier League era and something they had not suffered since 1977, when they went on to lose 10 on the trot in the old first division. A crowd of just 46,884 watched the game at St James’ with the majority of the locals joining in a 34th-minute protest against owner Mike Ashley, a reference to the £34million the club banked in addition to a recorded profit of £18.7million during the last financial year. There was anger directed too at Carver, and social media platforms were buzzing on Saturday night amid claims he engaged in a four-letter exchange with fans who confronted him and invited one to see him after the game. A Newcastle spokesman later insisted that Carver categorically denied using foul or abusive language, but did offer a supporter the opportunity to hear him explain what he was doing with the team following the final whistle. The emotions on the away bench were markedly different as opposite number Garry Monk left Tyneside with the three points for the third season in a row to take his side’s tally to 50, the best they have managed in the Premier League. Monk said: “We have been fantastic. We have won in many ways this season – there are a lot of different sides to us, but ultimately we have played some excellent football. I thought you saw that today, especially in the second half, so I’m just extremely proud of everyone. “Newcastle started the game very well in the first five or 10 minutes, as we expected, but after that point we really came into the game and we were disappointed, really, with the goal against. “But I knew if we stepped up second half and upped it, upped the tempo and upped our passing, we could create goals and that proved to be the case in the second half.” Press Association
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Jesse: email@example.com | @dougherty_jesse In Kendall, New York, Jim Boeheim sat in the corner of the town’s high school gym to watch the best center in the area. In Cincinnati, Rick Pitino — who left his honeymoon to leap from interim head coach at the University of Hawaii to assistant coach with Syracuse — sat in a Jewish community center where a skinny scorer was playing in a pickup game.Both coaches were still relatively new to the college basketball scene but knew one thing: with Boeheim taking over as SU’s head coach for the 1976–77 season, Syracuse needed a freshman class that could serve as a foundation for four years.Enter Roosevelt Bouie and Louis Orr.“They really got us going,” Boeheim said. “They were probably the most key recruits of any group we’ve ever had.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBouie, from Kendall, and Orr, from Cincinnati, were the highlights of Boeheim’s first recruiting class and led the program to a 100-18 record in the head coach’s first four seasons. Grouped in Syracuse lore as the “Louie and Bouie Show,” Bouie and Orr, now 57 and 56 respectively, will have their jerseys retired at halftime of Syracuse’s (17-9, 8-5) noon game against Pittsburgh (17-10, 8-5) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.And aside from their individual accolades — which would have eventually put Bouie’s No. 50 and Orr’s No. 55 in the rafters on their own — they’ll be honored together for kick-starting a program that’s never had a losing season under Boeheim.“We didn’t think of it like that at the time, and it’s still hard to think of ourselves as any more important than any other player at the time,” Bouie said. “We emphasized team and I still do. Louis would too. “But I also know how important those first four years were for Coach and the team. We just did what we could to help him get started the right way.”Getting Bouie was essential for the Orange, which didn’t have a center for Boeheim’s first season and the 6-foot-11 big man was the best option in the team’s recruiting region.As an assistant coach under Roy Danforth, Boeheim made frequent trips to Kendall but Bouie doesn’t remember him standing out from the other coaches. He said they’d all huddle in the corner of the small gym to watch him play, and he weighed the interest of a handful of northeast colleges.Bouie never officially visited Syracuse as a recruit but went to a camp for high school students. Boeheim was running it, and the center was attracted to the young coach’s energy and style. “I liked everything about Coach at the camp and Syracuse was close by and a growing program,” Bouie said. “It wasn’t about, ‘Could I go here or there instead?’ back then. It was just, ‘This is the right fit.’”With Orr, Boeheim received a tip from an agent that sent Pitino to Ohio and left Joanne, his newlywed wife, in Syracuse. Pitino was immediately sold on the 6-foot-8 forward. “I watched him play and I called Jim back and I said, ‘Jimmy, I think this kid has a lot of potential but he’s thin now, it’s going to take a while,’” Pitino said. “So that was the start of it all — a phone call.“It was obviously a phone call that was really much in our favor, because we got him and he turned out to be a terrific basketball player.”Boeheim said he wanted both freshmen to contribute right away, and Bouie started in his first year while Orr came off the bench. They lost just one home game in their four years, started their last three seasons, finished with more than 1,000 points each and were drafted into the NBA in 1980.“They really had our program off to a tremendous start and were a huge influence on what we did those first four years,” Boeheim said. When Bouie and Orr committed to play at Syracuse, Boeheim had zero wins to his name. The team was in a primitive stage. There was no Big East. There wasn’t even a Carrier Dome. And 965 wins later — a number that Bouie and Orr each have a significant hand in, even 35 years after their college careers — the two cornerstones will be recognized for their lasting influence Saturday.Said Bouie: “It’s a tremendous honor. Just tremendous.” Comments
Children who were exposed to high levels of air pollution during their first year of life or whose mothers lived in environments with high levels of air pollution during pregnancy have a greater risk of developing autism, according to a recent study conducted by USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles scientists.The study, “Traffic Related Air Pollution, Particulate Matter, and Autism,” suggests that exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life leads to a two-fold risk of autism. The study was published Monday online in the Archive of General Psychiatry and focused on the research done by a team composed of Keck, CHLA and UC Davis MIND Institute investigators.“This work has broad potential public health implications,” said Heather Volk, the study’s principal investigator and an assistant professor of preventative medicine at USC, in a release. “We’ve known for a long time that air pollution is bad for our lungs, and especially for children. We’re now beginning to understand how air pollution may affect the brain.”Researchers examined the amount of near-roadway traffic pollution and measures of regional air quality, building on previous research by Volk and colleagues.“We took into account how far away people lived from roads, meteorology such as which way the wind was blowing, how busy the road was, and other factors to study traffic-related pollution,” she said in a release. “We also examined data from air quality monitors, which measure pollution over a larger region that could come from traffic, industry, rail yards or many other sources.”The study, funded in part by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, monitored children’s development and examined where families lived during each trimester of pregnancy and at the baby’s birth with relation to the proximity to major road or freeways.This is the first study to affiliate exposure to vehicular pollutants with risks of autism. Other studies have examined the influence of air pollution during pregnancy and have concluded that it has physical and developmental effects on the fetus as well examining the effects of air pollution exposure in the first months of life, which has been connected to delay in cognitive development.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 57 percent increase in autism between 2002 and 2006. Historically, genetic factors have been considered the cause of autism, but recently there has been an increased awareness that increase in the developmental disorder could be because of other factors.Volk and colleagues are now studying the relationship between genes related to autism and environmental exposures to identify any factors that could make people genetically more vulnerable to particular pollutants.
Facebook Twitter Google+ With one out in the bottom of the sixth inning as Syracuse batted against Niagara, Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” echoed throughout Skytop Field.SU’s Gianna Carideo was already at the plate as her walkup song played. Like her teammates, she had mobbed Andrea Bombace after Bombace ripped a home run in the previous at bat, which extended Syracuse’s lead to 7-1.As everyone cleared away and Carideo took her practice swings, the already-soft music started to fade.Marley’s hit from the ‘80s serves as more than just a walk-up song for Syracuse’s first-year transfer catcher. It’s a song she often plays at her house, and it reflects her positive outlook on life. It’s a song she often sings while in the batter’s box or while she’s behind the plate catching. It’s a song that puts her in a good mood and can block out unwanted stress during an at bat.During a childhood where she rarely spent more than three years in one place, music acted as a constant in her life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If I have a good song going through my head I generally feel better and do better,”Carideo said. “It kind of keeps your mind away from the 500 things that you feel like are going through your head.”Born in Tampa, Florida, Carideo moved to Hartford, Connecticut at 2 months old. Carideo moved across the country to Los Angeles two years later, and then started second grade in Sydney, Australia. She moved back to Los Angeles and then again to Tampa, and finished high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, before her parents moved to Oregon shortly after her graduation.Long before she started playing softball, Carideo was involved in musical theatre. At 6 years old, she asked her parents for albums as her birthday present. When living in Los Angeles, she was surrounded by the entertainment industry.Music followed Carideo wherever she went. It followed her to the University of Washington, where she declared her major in environmental engineering and was on the softball team that placed third at the College World Series in 2017.It wasn’t until the plane ride back from the World Series, though, that Carideo realized she wanted to pursue a music-related career after college. While studying for a psychology final that she had just a few days after softball season ended, she realized Washington did not offer a program that corresponded with her passion.“I think kind of in that moment, just studying a textbook that I had no passions behind, I needed to make a move,” Carideo said. “Something needed to change.”Carideo decided on Syracuse University not knowing if she would see the softball diamond again. All she knew was that SU offered a music industry program that few other schools had.“I had known that I wanted to [play], but I think you need to come to a certain peace with it,” Carideo said. “Now I get to play, and so what am I going to do about it? What am I going to do differently?”Carideo’s travel softball coach played with Alisa Goler, Syracuse associate head coach, in high school. As a result, Goler trusted the travel ball coach’s input when she heard about a catcher from Washington looking to transfer to Syracuse.Goler’s decision to trust her former teammate paid off this season, both on and off the field.“She has good positive energy in the dugout,” Goler said. “She works her tail off, she’s constantly in the cage hitting, she’s constantly catching in the bullpen or doing stuff to help other people out.”That positive energy stems from Carideo even though she spends most time backing up starting catcher Michala Maciolek. But against Niagara on April 18, Carideo seized her pinch-hit opportunity.As she settled in for her lone at bat that day, Carideo swung at the first pitch she saw and missed. She held her hand out to the umpire to signal a time out and took a deep breath. She held her bat in front of her as she settled back into the batter’s box. The right-handed Carideo ripped the next pitch to right-center field for a stand up double.Teammates and coaches agree that Carideo has brought a sense of energy with her from Washington. As the next batter, Alicia Hansen, stepped up to the plate, Carideo’s voice could be heard from second base.“Nobody better! Nobody better!” she yelled to Hansen as she tiptoed off the bag.“What she brought from Washington to here was her attitude and her charisma,” said Alexa Romero, Syracuse’s ace pitcher. “I’ve never really seen it in person before.” Comments Published on April 25, 2018 at 11:23 pm Contact Gabe: firstname.lastname@example.org | @gabestern326
Gabriela Knutson hit a wall. After dominating the first set, 6-2, North Carolina’s No. 5 Makenna Jones rallied back, winning the second set handily. Early in the final frame, Jones swept the first four games. One of Knutson’s backhands that went out during that stretch left her particularly frustrated. After the errant swing, she flicked her racket against the curtain behind the court and banged it against her leg. Associate head coach Shelley George told her to start moving her legs more, Knutson said. The No. 40 singles player in the nation realized she had taken a step back and wasn’t being as aggressive as she should’ve been. It all clicked after, Knutson said, and she went onto win the final six games of the match, defeating Jones, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. But Knutson, a lower ranked singles player, didn’t know how high her opponent was in the rankings until after the match. Although No. 2 UNC (21-1, 9-0 Atlantic Coast) defeated the No. 28 Orange (11-7, 4-5), it stretched Knutson’s singles win streak to four, all against ranked opponents.“Sometimes when the matches are tight and close, you forget a little bit of that and the nerves sometimes make you a little slower than you usually are,” SU head coach Younes Limam said. “So I’m glad to hear that she fixed that and adjusted that and just played her tennis at the end.”After finally holding serve to make it 4-1 in the third set, Knutson started her rally with a powerful forehand that Jones mishandled and returned out. Jones fought back to make it 30-all, but Knutson returned her swing by rocketing two shots past her — one crosscourt down the left end line and one straight at Jones.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow only down a break, Knutson was able to hold serve again. She fell behind 30-40, but following a marathon rally, Knutson was able to catch Jones on her heels on the baseline with a backhand chip shot that Jones didn’t attempt to swing at. Knutson finished her off on the next point to rally back to 4-4. Up 5-4 after holding serve again, Knutson got a 15-0 lead thanks to a Jones double fault. Using the error from UNC’s first singles player, Knutson took three of the next four points. With the match on the line, Jones, who had lost five straight games, double faulted for the second time in six serves, giving Knutson the match win. It was only after the match that she found out Jones was ranked fifth in the country. Knutson said she makes sure not to know her opponents’ rankings before matches.“Because I get in my head,” Knutson said why she doesn’t look at rankings. “Say last night, if I had known she was (fifth), I would’ve maybe came on the court a little differently. I would’ve, even though I was fourth (last year) — Why should I be intimidated? — but I just get in my own head.”Knutson has grown more stringent about this mindset after last semester. After nationals in the fall, she said, she began uncharacteristically looking at her opponents’ rankings, scores and stats. She became nervous and wasn’t enjoying playing as much. It had a negative impact on her game.“I was thinking too much, ‘Oh, if I beat her I’ll be this rank,’” Knutson said. “No, it doesn’t matter. It just matters how you play on the court that day, if you win for your team. That’s what it comes down to, of course.”Knutson called it “amazing” when Limam finally reveals her opponents ranking after she wins. It hasn’t been uncommon lately. Dina Hegab said matches like Friday’s first singles contest are why the team is always confident about their chances with Knutson leading the pack.Limam said he has drilled a similar message about opponents into his teams for awhile now: play the tennis ball, not the player or their ranking, he said. On Sunday, Knutson will likely face one of three NC State ranked players, with Anna Rogers ranking the highest at No. 31.But when the first ball is served at 11 a.m. at Drumlins, Knutson won’t know it, of course. Comments Published on March 29, 2019 at 9:11 pm Contact Eric: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Next year’s World Cup hosts Russia welcomes European champions Portugal to Moscow for the second round of group games in the Confederation Cup. The other game of the evening is between Mexico and New Zealand.Pay TV channel, StarTimes, has promised to beam the games live from the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow to the watching pleasure of its Nigerian subscribers.The European champions will be hoping to add some extra silverware to their international trophy cabinet, whilst the Russians are chasing their first major trophy as a nation, whilst simultaneously preparing for next summerâ€™s World Cup.As expected, host nation Russia got off to a comfortable start in their Confederations Cup campaign, beating OFC Nations Cup holders New Zealand while European champions Portugal were held to a 2-2 draw against CONCACAF Cup champions Mexico. It goes without saying that all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo in Moscow. Heâ€™s Portugalâ€™s talisman and everything flows through him on the pitch. As youâ€™d expect, the Portuguese often look to Ronaldo to carry them forwards and tend to give him the ball whenever heâ€™s in space.However, he was slightly abject against Mexico and given the speculation surrounding his future and the impending tax avoidance charges, heâ€™s got a lot on his plate at present. Will he be fully focussed on the Confederations Cup? A lack of focus could seep into his game and consequently hinder his national side.Russia have only ever qualified for three World Cups, given a free pass into 2018 since theyâ€™re the host nation, whilst reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2008 represents the only time theyâ€™ve progressed beyond the group stage of a major international tournament. Theyâ€™re not a nation steeped in footballing history and itâ€™s apparent in the quality of their current squad. Portugal has a better first team and depth, so the key for Russia is putting in a solid team performance. They need everyone to pull their own weight and to play as one collective against a strong Portugal side containing Ronaldo. Retaining shape and staying solid at the back will be important.Commenting on the match, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said tickets for the group game between Portugal and Russia have been sold.â€œIt is one of the most awaited games of the competition featuring hosts nation Russia and UEFA Euro 2016 Winners Portugal. Both teams are going to make debut in this edition of FIFA Confederations Cup. So naturally, fans are eager to see their team playing the competition for the first time.The FIFA Confederations Cup, in its tenth edition featuring Germany, Russia, Portugal, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Cameroon,StarTimes has promised its subscribers that they can enjoy the best of the Confederation matches and other thrilling sporting actions on its ST World Football Channels 244 and 254 and ST Sport Premium channel 246.Speaking on these coming Confederation Cup matches, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes remains committed to delivering quality sporting contents to its subscribers.â€œQuality sporting content was the reason behind the acquisitions of sporting rights such as the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa and other sporting event like the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League and Eredivisie.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Submit Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Richard FitzGerald – RMGPreparing to expand its broadcasting content in 2019, incorporating the racing programmes of all 26 Irish racecourses from 1 January, Racing UK confirms that it will rebrand its entity to ‘Racing TV’.Operating firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG), details that the Racing TV rebrand reflects its subsidiary’s expanded responsibilities as the exclusive broadcaster for 61 UK & IRE racecourses – ‘equating to over 70% of all racing content for the UK and Ireland, including nearly 90% of all Group and Graded races.’Commenting on the rebrand, Richard FitzGerald Chief Executive of Racecourse Media Group, said: “This is the start of an exciting new era for the channel. Rebranding to Racing TV reflects the even greater quality and choice available from both sides of the Irish Sea. Racing television is at the heart of what we do and the new brand also retains some of the Racing UK brand heritage, which we are very proud of.”Updating stakeholders, Fitzgerald confirms that Irish racing expert Gary O’Brien will spearhead the Racing TV IRE team, supported by Kevin O’Ryan and Donn McClean as lead anchors.Racing TV’s IRE broadcast team is completed by the amateur jockey and trainer Kate Harrington accompanied by legendary rider Ruby Walsh as race-day pundits.Fitzgerald states that a new look Racing TV will take the sport’s programming and broadcasting to the ‘next level’, with each of the 61 racecourses featuring its own dedicated live stream available on ‘Racing TV Extra’ – a new feature of Racing TV’s digital platform.Enhancing its race-day content, RMG details that it has been working closely with broadcast partner Sports Information Services (SIS), an integral stakeholder for Racing TV expanding its programming across Ireland.FitzGerald added: “We have been working very closely with HRI, AIR and SIS and the British and Irish racecourses all year and will continue to do so. We’ve coveted Irish racing for nine years and we’re honoured to be entrusted with the broadcasting rights to Irish racing. We cannot wait to get started on January 1.”“As usual, members will enjoy all the live racing with ultra-fast pictures and minimal commercial messaging. In addition, members can view the channel on unlimited platforms. Other benefits include Club Days (free racing for members and guests), Winter Season Tickets (free racing), discounted racecourse admission, hospitality offers and the Racing TV magazine – and all for the same membership fee.” Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share
And overall interest in the forthcoming NBA season is showing a notable surge, with sales for the upcoming NBA season on StubHub up 42% compared to the same period in 2018.The Staples Center showdown on Christmas day (a Lakers’ home game), ranks No. 3 overall.The Philadelphia 76ers’ home opener against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 23 has driven the third-most traffic on StubHub, and the Lakers’ home opener against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 25 the fourth-most.Behind the L.A. teams, the top teams by sales on the online ticket exchange site are the 76ers, Celtics and Knicks. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Still, the Lakers — who boast a roster that features LeBron James and Anthony Davis — have driven 51% more sales than Clippers, to date.Related Articles Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers The Lakers have long been a hot ticket in the entertainment megalopolis that is L.A.Now, the Clippers are too.According to data shared by StubHub Wednesday, two days after the NBA released the 2019-20 schedule, the Lakers and Clippers are the Nos. 1 and 2 most in-demand NBA teams, respectively. And traffic for the teams’ matchup on Oct. 22 — which is the Clippers’ home opener — is higher than any other event this season. (The cheapest ticket on the site at the moment: $218).That continues a spike in interest that began when the news broke that the Clippers would be adding superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
6:15 p.m.: Odiase is subbed out as he picks up his second foul in the first three minutes.6:12 p.m.: Texas Tech and Norense Odiase get on the board first.6:07 p.m.: The Elite Eight is here.4️⃣0️⃣ minutes from Minneapolis.Each one will require all we’ve got.#4To1 | #MarchMadness🔴#WreckEm⚫️ pic.twitter.com/Sf1bZuUqLt— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) March 30, 2019 MORE: Watch college basketball live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Chris Beard has the Red Raiders in the Final Four in just his third season in Lubbock. Jarrett Culver and Matt Mooney combined for 36 points while David Moretti hit a pair of crunchtime 3s to preserve the win. Texas Tech will await the winner of No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michigan State for a Final Four meeting in Minneapolis on April 6.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights as the Red Raiders defeated Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight. Check out the updates below.Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech: Live score, highlights(All times Eastern)8:24 p.m.: That’ll do it! Texas Tech hangs on for a 75-69 win and are the first team to punch its ticket to the Final Four.8:19 p.m.: Perkins called for a technical guarding the in-bounds pass. Tech now leads by four, with the ball and 11 seconds left.Josh Perkins gets called for the technical foul after reaching over the sideline on the inbounds pass. pic.twitter.com/izpYlBMXFe— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20198:14 p.m.: A steal and transition 3 by Josh Perkins! Bulldogs trail by just two with 22.1 seconds left.8:13 p.m.: Gonzaga wins a jump ball, down five, with 41.1 seconds.8:11 p.m.: Incredible block by Tariq Owens and hustle to save ball and protect the Tech lead.THIS IS MARCH! 🚫#MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/BQ42Xi9r96— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20198:09 p.m.: Another Moretti 3! Tech leads by six with 1:46 to play. This is the largest deficit Gonzaga has faced all tournament.CLUTCH! 🔥@TexasTechMBB goes up 6 with less than 2 mins to play! #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/EGgv1p8jQL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20198:04 p.m.: A steal and Moretti 3 pushes the Texas Tech lead to five.7:58 p.m.: A Perkins 3 for Gonzaga ties things up at 58 with 5:00 to go!7:56 p.m.: Culver gets his own rebound and then ends a four minute dry spell for Texas Tech with a short layup. Red Raiders hold a four-point lead with 6:30 remaining.7:50 p.m.: A huge momentum swing here. Red Raiders missed an opportunity for a breakaway dunk, that instead Gonzaga turned into a big slam.THROW IT DOWN, Brandon Clarke! 😤 #Elite8#MarchMadness | @ZagMBB pic.twitter.com/BJ2EVVE0tG— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 20197:43 p.m.: A 6-0 Red Raiders scoring run forces a Gonzaga timeout. Texas Tech holds a three-point lead.This assist is a thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/JLM9UH6TSd— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 30, 20197:39 p.m.: Tech’s Davide Moretti — who scored 15 in the last game versus Michigan — scores just his second bucket of the day to cut the Gonzaga lead to one at the under-12 timeout.7:34 p.m.: Hachimura is up to 19 points, and the Gonzaga lead is four.7:28 p.m.: Zach Norvell answers a Texas Tech 3 with a 3 of his own to keep the Bulldogs ahead with 15:18 to play.Make that 6️⃣ 3’s for the Red Raiders & 5️⃣ for the Bulldogs! 😳💦#MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/5edxg6ymnj— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 20197:23 p.m.: Second half action underway, and Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver knocks down a pair of free throws to tie things up.6:59 p.m.: Gonzaga takes a two-point lead into the break. It’s been back and forth with nine lead changes. Hachimura and Brandon Clarke have combined for 23 of Gonzaga’s 37 points.DROPPED HIM pic.twitter.com/0lKQPL1gFX— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 30, 20196:53 p.m.: Matt Mooney breaks a four minute span without a field goal for Texas Tech to tie things up.6:45 p.m.: A Hachimura layup gives the Bulldogs their first lead in over four minutes. Gonzaga leads 33-31 with 3:50 left in the first half.6:39 p.m.: Both teams are feeling it! Each teams trade 3s on four straight possessions. Texas Tech leads by two with 6:40 to go in the first.IT’S RAINING 👌s!!!#MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/HLRUqjQX3q— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 20196:35 p.m.: Two 3s in a row give the Red Raiders back the lead.Back. And. Forth.The @TexasTechMBB triple puts them up 2! 👌#MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/i1Nyw5ptid— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 20196:30 p.m.: Gonzaga and its top offense is struggling to heat up. Missed its last five shots, but Texas Tech only holds a two-point lead.6:25 p.m.: Jarrett Culver hits the first 3 of the day to tie things at 11 with 12:35 in the first half.6:19 p.m.: Both teams tied at eight. A nice start for Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura who has six points. Defense really does win championships. Or quarterfinal games, at least. No. 3 Texas Tech limited Gonzaga and its top-ranked offense to its second-lowest scoring effort of the season as the Red Raiders held on to win 75-69 and advance to the school’s first-ever Final Four.Texas Tech held the Bulldogs to just three field goals in the final 14 minutes to pull away in a back-and-forth game that featured nine lead changes in the first half. Gonzaga never found it rhythm offensively, shooting just 43 percent from the floor, down from its season average of 53. The Red Raider defense forced 15 Gonzaga turnovers, the second most this year for the Bulldogs. Rui Hachimura led Bulldog scorers with 22 points.
– Atletico impress –Earlier, Diego Costa was an interested spectator as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.Costa won’t be able to feature until January after completing his prolonged return to the club from Chelsea for a reported club record fee of 55 million euros ($66 million), plus 10 million euros in add-ons.“We are happy that a player of his stature wants to come to Atletico Madrid,” Atletico boss Diego Simeone said of Costa’s return. Filipe Luis smashed the underside of the bar with Atletico’s best effort of a first half short on clear-cut chances.But it took less than a minute of the second period to break the deadlock when Carrasco showed great awareness and pace to latch onto a short back pass from Steven N’Zonzi to beat Sergio Rico to the ball, round the keeper and slot into an empty net.Griezmann then made the game safe 20 minutes from time as the French international won a tackle inside the Sevilla box before lifting himself off the floor to receive Luis’s pass and drill through Rico’s legs. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension on Saturday.Real Madrid remain seven points behind Barca thanks to Dani Ceballos’s double on his full debut to bounce back from a shock midweek defeat by Real Betis with a 2-1 win at Alaves on Saturday to move up to fourth.Girona were hosting Barca in a Catalan derby for the first time in the top flight, but a one-sided game on the field was marked by persistent chants in favour of independence for Catalonia.Catalonia’s pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont was in attendance, whilst the pro-independence Estelada flag was waved by sections of both supports.On the field there was much less controversy as Barca were rarely troubled after Aday Benitez turned Jordi Alba’s wayward shot into his own net after just 17 minutes.Another own goal extended their advantage three minutes after half-time when goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz was fooled by Suarez’s dummy from Aleix Vidal’s cross.And Suarez rounded off the scoring himself with just his second goal of the season by whipping the ball into Iraizoz’s near post from Sergi Roberto’s pass over the top. – Wasteful Madrid –At Mendizorroza, Madrid were once again wasteful in front of goal, but still sneaked by an Alaves side that remain without a point after six games.“Today we needed the three points. We are not in brilliant form, but for sure we will play better on other days,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.Ceballos was one of three changes made to the side that lost to Betis by Zidane as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were left on the bench ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund.And the Spanish under-21 international settled Madrid’s nerves after just 10 minutes as he caught Fernando Pacheco flat-footed.Alaves did register their first goal of the season five minutes before half-time when Manu Garcia met Munir El Haddadi’s cross flush to power a header into the top corner.Madrid retook the lead just three minutes later, though, as Ceballos pounced on a poor punch from Pacheco to fire into the bottom corner.Real should have ensured a far more comfortable afternoon after the break as Pacheco made a great save to deny Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo struck the woodwork twice and Sergio Ramos blazed over with the goal at his mercy. Yet, Alaves could also have snatched a first point of the season as Alfonso Pedraza’s deflected effort hit the bar before Pedraza struck the post when clean through on goal.“When you go away having only scored two goals for the chances we had it isn’t a lot,” added Zidane. Share on: WhatsApp