Loggers edge out Tigers in five sets

first_imgEureka High Volleyball was triumphant on the road against Arcata High in five sets, 25-23, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, 15-9, Thursday night in Arcata.The Loggers (10-2) jumped out to an 11-9 lead in the first set and went on to win the first set after going on a 7-2 run that was spearheaded by senior middle blocker Makaila Napoleon who was sensational at the net all night long.“I’m pretty determined to play well every time i step on the court,” said Napoleon. “I have the confidence of having my team …last_img read more

A’s to bring back big piece of 2018 run to playoffs on minor league deal

first_imgBALTIMORE — One of the key pieces that helped the A’s reach the 2018 postseason is coming back for a chance to reunite.The A’s are set to bring back pitcher Edwin Jackson on a minor league deal. The deal was first reported by Julian McWilliams of The Athletic.Jackson, 35, resurrected his career in 2018 with Oakland, his major league record 13th different big league club in 16 seasons. Jackson went 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts in 2018, and the A’s won 14 of those. His first stint with the …last_img read more

SETI Researcher Joins NG Imagination Fest

first_imgSpace.Com writer Tariq Malik reviewed the National Geographic TV series Extraterrestrial that envisions flying whales, giraffe-like predators and flesh-eating tadpoles on a mythical world undergoing its own evolution. “Using computer models and armed with basic evolutionary theory, the scientists imagined not only what conditions might exist on their theoretical planets,” writes Malik, “but also how life may interact with the environment to form a thriving ecosystem.” (emphasis added). SETI researcher Seth Shostak told Space.com he joined the project because “Here was a plan to make aliens that make sense.”What the Darwinists lack in data, they make up for in imagination. That makes sense, all right – financially. It explains why the Darwinists argue that teaching evolution is good for the economy (see 04/29/2005 entry). It provides jobs for animators and other imagineers. Malik wins the Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week: “Eyes, for example, have evolved several times on Earth and are likely to pop up on other light-filled worlds, researchers said.” Apparently, this crowd believes in Popeye as well as Tinkerbell (see 03/11/2005 commentary). The sad result of decades of evolutionary indoctrination by movie animators is revealed by Malik’s last line: “A National Geographic-commissioned telephone survey of 1,000 Americans found that 60 percent believe life exists on other worlds. About 90 percent of those who believe in extraterrestrial life thought the Earth should respond to any communications emanating from an alien planet.” Yet these true believers usually refuse to listen to or respond to the only Being who is communicating, and has communicated since the beginning (see Hebrews 1). Only the technology of deception has changed since 700 BC. Read it and weep: Isaiah 30, especially verse 10.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Tim Derickson new ODA assistant director

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director David T. Daniels has appointed former State Representative Tim Derickson as the department’s assistant director. Derickson most recently served as executive director of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. One of his many accomplishments in the legislature was sponsorship of HB 89 in March 2011 that established Ohio Agriculture Week, an annual week of recognition dedicated to the state’s largest industry.“Tim Derickson will be a perfect addition to our team at ODA,” Daniels said. “His farming background coupled with hisTim Dericksonlegislative and executive experience will help our agency and its dedicated employees serve the people of Ohio by responsibly carrying out ODA’s mission of responsible regulation that allows Ohio’s farmers and food processers to grow and prosper.”Growing up, Derickson worked full-time on his family’s dairy farm in Hanover Township, Butler County, while attending Talawanda High School, Clark State Community College and Miami University. A successful entrepreneur, he managed employer health plans including the Butler County health insurance plan. He and his family later founded Colonial Woods, followed by the development of Indian Ridge Golf Club on the family farm. From 2009 to 2016, Derickson served Butler County’s 53rd District as state representative.“Farming and agriculture is my heritage and remains my passion,” Derickson said. “I have great respect for agriculture and food processing and the thousands of people who make a significant impact to the state. This industry employs one in seven Ohioans and frankly, it affects everyone. I look forward to being part of a team that promotes the industry, protects consumers, promotes environmental stewardship and monitors plant and animal health, among many important duties.”As assistant director, Derickson will oversee ODA’s daily operations, including management of more than 450 employees and more than 15 divisions and offices.last_img read more

Aldridge has 32 points, Popovich gets milestone in Spurs win

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Spurs: Popovich was asked before the game how he handles the rush of letters and emails responding to his political comments: “I do read everything and I try to respond. It takes time because there’s a lot of letters. The only ones I don’t respond to are the ones are so courageous in their negativity that there’s no address, just comments. That’s hard to respond to. But there are people who disagree and say why, and it’s erudite and intelligible and (I say), ‘Yeah, you’ve got a point.’ Those people deserve to be responded to. I probably don’t get them all, but I try.”Mavericks: Dallas continues to play without guard Devin Harris, who missed his second straight game with bruised ribs, and Dorian Finney-Smith was also out Tuesday with left quad tendinitis. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READ The Spurs led by 11 during the third quarter, but Barea made back-to-back 3s and fed Salah Mejri an alley-oop pass for a layup as Dallas closed the quarter on a 9-0 run to get within 62-60.San Antonio, which has played short-handed all season without starters Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, got Danny Green and Joffrey Lauvergne back from injuries. Green had four points and Lauvergne none.Mills scored 13 points in the first six minutes of the second quarter, including three 3s. Aldridge was hit with a technical foul with 3:33 left in the second quarter for shoving the Mavericks’ Salah Mejri after a scrap under the Mavericks basket.The Spurs led 44-39 at the break.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Aldridge, a product of Dallas’ Seagoville High School, scored eight points during a decisive stretch of the fourth quarter. Patty Mills added a season-high 19 points for the Spurs.Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. led Dallas with a career-high 27 points, and J.J. Barea and Harrison Barnes had 16 each. The Mavericks are 2-13 for the second straight season and fifth time overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJust like in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday, the Mavericks cut a double-digit second-half deficit to one point, but couldn’t gain the lead.After Dallas got within 62-61 early in the fourth, Mills hit a long 3 and a driving layup, then Aldridge scored eight of his team’s next 13 points to put the Spurs up 82-71 with 5:03 to play. Dallas never got closer than four points down the stretch. San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) grabs the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS, Texas—LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91 on Tuesday night.Gregg Popovich became the fastest NBA coach to 500 road wins. He got there in 835 away games, 41 fewer than Pat Riley.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Warriors’ hopes hinge on Kevin Durant coming back

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Any team is better — a lot better — with Durant. And if he finds a way back to the court, the Warriors might just get a lot better in a hurry.Or else, this era could end Monday night.“We’ve got to win one game,” Green said. “We win one, then we’ll build on that.”Without Durant, winning that one game on Monday might be too tough an ask, even for the Warriors. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue They’ve been trying, with limited success.Even with Durant.The Raptors are 5-1 against the Warriors this season, even going 2-0 in the regular season when Durant scored 51 in one game and 30 in another. The Warriors just looked tired on Friday night, weary against a Toronto team that has had every answer in this series. They haven’t been able to muster the offense they need against Toronto.With Durant, that story could be different.But even if he plays on Monday, after not playing for a month, how good could he be anyway? Even someone as talented as Durant, who is in the conversation of “best player in the world” right now, can’t fake rhythm. Throwing him into an elimination game in the NBA Finals, after not playing for a month, is an unbelievably daunting ask.It might be what’s required.“We’re hoping he can play Game 5 or 6,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “And everything in between I’ve decided I’m not sharing because it’s just gone haywire. There’s so much going on, and so it doesn’t make sense to continue to talk about it. He’s either going to play or he’s not.”The Warriors will practice on Sunday. With so much at stake, unless his calf muscle just won’t allow it, Durant will probably try to do something that day. It’s hard to believe that he doesn’t want to play, and the fact that he hasn’t been seen yet in this series just reiterates how not mild this “mild” strain was.A shot at a third straight ring is slipping away. Maybe it was gone the second Durant got hurt. When the Warriors swept Portland in the Western Conference finals, there was silly talk about how the team might be better without Durant.That talk is nonexistent now. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too If that doesn’t change Monday, this series is probably going to end.With it, in that case, so would Golden State’s reign as NBA champions. And then it’s possible that Durant, a free-agent-in-waiting, has played for the Warriors for the last time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Creamline makes it 3 straight, downs Motolite DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Durant limped off the floor at Oracle Arena a month ago — Game 5 of the second round — with what the team called a mild calf strain. It’s apparently the most severe “mild” calf strain in the history of injuries, because he hasn’t played since and there’s no way of knowing if that’s going to change on Monday.And the Warriors clearly need him if they’re going to pull off a comeback against the Raptors in these NBA Finals.“Nobody’s going to feel sorry for us at all,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “It’s just a matter of can we get it done or not, and we’re going to leave it all out there starting on Monday.” Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant holds a ball during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When Game 4 was over, while Toronto fans were waving Canadian flags in celebration inside an otherwise-stunned Oracle Arena, a glum-faced Kevin Durant was outside the Golden State locker room to greet equally glum teammates as they sauntered off the floor.That’s been his only visible role on game nights in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ That’ll be the case, with Durant or not.Here’s reality: Any Durant is better than no Durant for the Warriors right now. His mere presence might throw the Raptors off just enough to create more chances for the rest of the Warriors. It’s really the only card the Warriors have left to play at this point.Toronto took full control of the series Friday night, winning 105-92 for a 3-1 finals lead. Durant wasn’t on the bench for Game 4, and hasn’t been since getting hurt. He’ll be on the plane Saturday headed to Ontario, and his uniform will be packed inside the Warriors’ equipment bags.If it goes unworn again, the Warriors are in big trouble.“There’s been hope that he will come back the whole series,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “So that’s not going to change now. Obviously we hope to have him, but we’ll see what happens. We don’t make that final call … he don’t really even make that final call. His body will tell him if he can get out there or not. And if he can, great. And if not, you still got to try to find a way.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Aanchal hopes ski medal ends govt apathy for winter sports

first_imgBy Bharat SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) Aanchal Thakur has just one wish after becoming the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing — an end to the governments apathetic attitude towards winter sports.The response to her bronze medal winning performance in Turkey has been overwhelming to say the least. She still cant believe that none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her on the achievement in a sport that usually begs for attention.”I never thought the Prime Minister would tweet for me. It is unreal. I just hope we are finally treated at par with athletes of popular sports. As of now, there has been no support whatsoever from the government,” Aanchal told PTI from Turkey where she secured the bronze in Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS).”I just want to say that we too are fighting, working hard day in and day out for India,” she said.Skiing runs in her blood but it has not been an easy ride thus far for the the 21-year-old, who is a student of DAV College in Chandigarh.Her father Roshan Thakur, who happens to be the secretary at the Winter Games Federation of India, always loved skiing and therefore it was natural for his children, Aanchal and Himanshu, to pick up the sport at an early age.While Aanchal has grabbed attention now, brother Himanshu, also an alpine skier, competed in the Sochi Winter Olympics alongside luger Shiva Keshavan.advertisementAanchal says if it was not for the efforts of her father, there was no way she could have pursued skiing.”I have been skiing in Europe since I was in seventh grade. Papa always wanted me to ski and he has been spending out of his pocket all this while. Without any government help, you can imagine how much he has spent on me and my brother.”What makes it more challenging for us is that it doesnt snow in India for the major part of the year, so we have to go out and train,” she says.Her father Roshan adds that existing skiing venues in India, at Gulmarg and Auli, are the only world-class during competitions and are not looked after well otherwise.”The Europeans get to train 10 months in a year where our athletes can do two months at the max, considering the huge cost involved in training overseas,” says Roshan, who owns apple orchards in Manali.The equipment, comprising ski, boots and clothing too is expensive and costs around Rs 4-5 lakh, says Aanchal.With a historic medal in the bag, the next target for this wushu player-turned skier is the qualification mark for the Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month.While her brother Himanshu is closer to the qualification mark, making the Winter Games cut seems unlikely for Aanchal.”To qualify, we need to score less than 140 points in five races and I have not been able to that even in one race. Yesterday was a very challenging course and even the gold winner could not qualify for Olympics with her score being more than 140.”With the cut-off date being January 21, Aanchal is racing against time.”My brother is in Iceland for an event and I am going to go there as well. Then there is a race in Iran and Pakistan. I have to see if I can get the visa for that. So, the this Winter Games looks unlikely for me but I have already set my sight on 2022.”We need to start preparing for that now and hopefully we will get the much needed government support,” says Aanchal.The fact that Winter Games Federation of India is not recognised by the Sports Ministry also doesnt help their case. PTI BS PM BSlast_img read more

Books Donated to Department of Correctional Services

first_imgState Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, is appealing for more corporate entities to partner with the Government in the delivery of various rehabilitation programmes for wards and inmates housed at correctional institutions islandwide.“With purposeful rehabilitation, successful reintegration of our inmates and wards is possible. We have to continue to find ways to support the effective delivery of rehabilitation programmes and services,” he said.The State Minister was speaking at the launch of a book drive at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre in Kingston on Monday (April 23).Mr. Spencer said the initiative is part of the Government’s thrust to partner with corporate Jamaica in advancing efforts to reduce reoffending.He praised LMH Publishing, Ian Randle Publishers and the Kiwanis Club of Meadowvale for participating in the initiative by donating 26 boxes of books to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).The provisions comprise general reading books; Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) textbooks; remedial and intermediate books; magazines; and novels.With these, the DCS now has new reading material to serve all 14 correctional institutions – seven adult and four juvenile centres.Mr. Spencer said the donations were especially significant for the wards, who have been working to improve themselves by taking advantage of opportunities to complete their education.“It is important for us to understand the crucial role of our youth in, not only our society, but in any society. The youth of today are our future. If we do not teach them, nurture them, respect them and facilitate their growth, what prospects do we have for tomorrow? Even though they have made mistakes, they can be redeemed,” he said.Additionally, Mr. Spencer said he was pleased that through the donations, the youth housed at the centres islandwide will be have opportunities to further expand their minds.“For those in the care and supervision of the Department of Correctional Services, I challenge you to make good use of the resources you are given today. Read, be encouraged and expand your horizons,” he said.Mr. Spencer assured that the Government, with the help of its partners will “do everything that is humanly possible to ensure that when the wards leave (the institutions), they will be better than when they came in”.“I guarantee they will be better able to make a contribution to the advancement and development of this nation… and I hope this will inspire other organisations to come on board and play their part,” he added.During Monday’s launch, books were symbolically handed over to the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre.The launch coincided with World Book Day, an annual event organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyrighting.World Book Day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995.last_img read more

Katy Perry To Be Honored At UNICEF Snowflake Ball

first_imgOn November 29th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball.The event will commemorate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary and honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson for their extraordinary commitment to put children first.Global superstar Katy Perry will receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world’s most vulnerable children. She has served in this role since 2013, with a special focus on engaging young people in UNICEF’s work, traveling to some of the poorest and most remote regions in Madagascar and Vietnam to bring awareness to UNICEF’s child protection, education and health programs. In December 2015, at the time of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, she recorded a unique weather report to call for action on climate change and bring attention to the devastating effects of the phenomenon on children. In October 2013, she joined in UNICEF’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, lending her hit song “Roar” to the soundtrack of a new PSA to inspire girls and help them become tomorrow’s champions. Through her continued work with UNICEF, Perry is a tireless champion for children, working to improve the lives of children and adolescents around the world.Award-winning television personality, author, and philanthropist Moll Anderson will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award for her enduring commitment to make the world a better place for children. She served as Gala Co-Chair for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, she travelled to Jamaica to bring awareness to UNICEF’s programs and witnessed UNICEF’s work focused on child protection and youth empowerment. Together with her husband, she runs the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, focusing on basic needs including shelter, hunger, education and the protection of women and children.Presented by Mariner Investment Group, LLC and Baccarat, the UNICEF Snowflake Ball will be held at Cipriani Wall Street and will feature décor designed by HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip, a custom menu prepared by chef and UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson and a live auction benefiting UNICEF’s programs worldwide.Gillian Miniter and Desiree Gruber will co-chair the event, Jaime Jiménez will serve as Project Chair and Daria Daniel and Sterling McDavid will be the NextGen Chairs.Find out more here.last_img read more

Chhattisgarh: 4 BSF personnel killed in encounter with Naxals

first_imgRaipur: Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and two injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh Thursday, police said. The encounter comes a week before polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections is held in the state. The skirmish took place around noon in a dense forest near Mahla village in Kanker district when a joint team of BSF’s 114th battalion and the District Force was out on a search operation, police said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Four BSF troopers were killed and two injured in the incident,” Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI. The patrolling team had launched the operation from the BSF’s Mahla camp, located around 250 from Raipur, he said. When the security men were advancing through a forest patch, a group of naxals fired at them, leading to a gun battle, he said. The deceased were identified as BSF’s assistant sub- inspector Boro, and constables Ramkrishnan, Someshwar and Ishrar Khan, he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Assistant commandant Gopu Ram and inspector Gopal Ram were injured in the exchange of fire, he said. Soon after being alerted, reinforcement was rushed to the spot, he said, adding that a search operation was underway in the area. The bodies and the injured personnel were brought to the BSF’s Mahla camp later, he said. Polling in the Kanker Lok Sabha constituency will be held along with two other seats – Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon – in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Chhattisgarh on April 18. Polling for other two phases in the state will be held on April 11 and 23.last_img read more