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September 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule Brad James Written by Tags: BYU/Eastern Oregon/Evergreen State Geoducks/Hartford/Houston/Montana State/Northern Iowa/Saint Mary’s/UC Irvine/USU Men’s Basketball/Weber State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State men’s basketball announced its non-conference schedule which commences November 1.This is when the Aggies will host an exhibition match-up against the Evergreen State Geoducks, an NAIA squad out of Olympia, Wash.The Aggies’ first Division I game will be November 6 at Bozeman, Mont. against the Montana State Bobcats.The Aggies’ first home game will be November 9 against the Hartford Hawks of the America East Conference, a game that will be part of the MGM Main Event, as will the November 16 home game against Utah Valley.Utah State then plays at the T-Mobile Arena of Las Vegas against Saint Mary’s November 19 and either Mississippi State or Arizona State November 21.The Aggies will also host the Northern Iowa Panthers of the Missouri Valley Conference November 28 as part of the annual Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference.In December, the Aggies will play at UC Irvine December 1, BYU December 5 and against Weber State December 8 at the Vivint Smart Arena in downtown Salt Lake City. This is part of the 2nd annual Beehive Classic.December 20, Utah State will be at Houston against the Cougars of the American Athletic Conference and conclude the non-conference slate December 28 by hosting the NAIA-affiliated Eastern Oregon Mountaineers of LaGrande, Ore.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDavis is, first and foremost, a rim threat who has put down some epic dunks in his career and finishes about as well as anyone in the league near the hoop (71 percent last season). But much of his game is also devoted to finishing from midrange, with the ability to use his dribble to create on both drives and shot attempts, and boasting enough shooting touch to keep defenses honest (his 3-point attempts have picked up over the last four seasons). It’s rare that you see a player like Davis who can execute a crossover at his size. He also has become a strong presence at the free-throw line over time, averaging at least seven attempts per game over the last four seasons while shooting nearly 80 percent from the stripe for his career.It’s eye-opening when you consider that Davis was the second-leading scorer of the 2017-2018 season behind only James Harden. In the few times he’s been to the playoffs, he’s been even better, averaging 30.5 points per game.Efficiency is not necessarily his strength, even though he’s a 51.7 percent shooter: According to stat site Cleaning the Glass, Davis is just a 39 percent midrange shooter despite taking a huge chunk of his shots in that field. But Davis is a credible threat from all levels of the floor, and it’s worth wondering if having James alongside him will improve the quality of his looks.Some of James’ best success has come alongside versatile big men, including Chris Bosh and Kevin Love. Davis is more athletic than either of those players, but not quite as polished from the 3-point line (just 33.1 percent last season). But at the very least, Davis gives James options as both a rim-runner and a pick-and-pop shooter when they play a two-man game. The Lakers will need to find ways to give both James and Davis, whose games both thrive on driving to the basket, spacing through shooting – which was a problem last season.Davis has rarely played alongside a distributor as prolific as James. His one season with Rajon Rondo is the only time one his teammates averaged eight or more assists, and the duo outscored opponents by 4.1 points per 100 possessions when they shared the floor, memorably dismantling the Portland Trail Blazers in a four-game sweep during the 2018 playoffs. While it is a case that Davis will thrive alongside James, it also might be a case for the Lakers bringing back Rondo, despite his shooting shortcomings. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Why did the Lakers give up so much for Anthony Davis? Because he’s good.In the midst of salary cap maneuvers and draft pick protections, the human element of the Lakers’ new 6-foot-11 forward has sometimes been overshadowed. But the completeness of Davis’ game, one that has largely lived up to the billing he received as a national championship player at Kentucky and the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, is tantalizing for the Lakers, who overnight have boosted their credibility as a contender in just about everyone’s eyes.It’s worth looking at Davis’ game to remember why the Lakers have been so intent since January on landing him, and why he just might be worth all that they had to ship to New Orleans. When he finally plays in his first game as a Laker in October, what can fans expect?MULTI-LEVEL SCORINGPart of the Anthony Davis lore is that at 15, he was a little-known, Chicago-based 6-foot-3 guard who liked to shoot 3-pointers. An 8-inch growth spurt vaulted him onto the national stage, but he retained some of the guard elements of his game to become a well-rounded scoring threat. OWNING THE GLASSRebounding has lost some traction as a marker of a winner in recent years: Many teams have been content to give up offensive rebounding completely in favor of running back on defense following a shot. But Toronto’s NBA Finals performance in which it bested the Warriors on the boards and scored critical second-chance points offered a counterpoint to the declining importance of rebounding on roster construction.Davis’ reach has allowed him to become a consistent top-10 finisher in rebounds per game. Last season, his defensive rebounding percentage (25.9 percent) made him one of the league’s most dominant big men, in the 92nd percentile per Cleaning the Glass. He’s also active on the offensive glass, which has helped make him one of the league’s best second-chance scorers (ranking in the top five for the past four seasons).It’s less clear what influence Davis has on team-wide rebounding. His New Orleans teams have finished all over the map in offensive and defensive rebounding percentage, and in a way, rebounding has an element of randomness for teams based on shooting percentage, team schemes and the executions of box-outs, so no one player necessarily makes a team elite at rebounding or not.It will be interesting to see how Davis’ rebounding ability blends: Bosh and Love both saw their rebounding production dip alongside James, who has a way of muscling in on the boards himself. Tristan Thompson, on the other hand, proved a valuable piece of Cleveland’s best teams for his ability to rebound on the offensive glass – obviously, Davis is more versatile as a big.RIM PROTECTIONFor a player who does as much as Davis does on the offensive end, it would be understandable to relent a little more on defense. But consider that Davis has also led the NBA in blocked shots in three of his seven seasons.There’s a short list of top-end scorers who have also led the league in blocks multiple times, and it’s hallowed company: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Any shot blocker needs wingspan, and at 7-foot-6, Davis has one of the longest in the NBA. But he also possesses coordination and timing that has made him a natural shot-blocker since his high school days. He’s capable of both blocking shooters who are posting him up, as well as pursuing smaller players for chase-down blocks near the rim.Frank Vogel has described his defense as protecting the rim first, and it’s worth remembering his Indiana teams were anchored on defense by Roy Hibbert’s presence in the paint. Davis is very different and far more athletically fluid than Hibbert, but undoubtedly gives Vogel a foundation for building out his defense. Considering that the only other clear rotation pieces the Lakers have so far are James and Kyle Kuzma, who have both shown enough lapses to be suspect perimeter defenders, having Davis as a failsafe by the rim should help make up for potential shortcomings on that end. Davis is also more switchable than an average big man, benefitting from his athletic ability. Some of the issues the Lakers ran into with JaVale McGee, Ivica Zubac and Tyson Chandler against smaller teams could be mitigated by Davis’ versatility.In terms of team defense, New Orleans’ up-tempo style hasn’t lent itself to sound defensive numbers: Except for one top-10 finish in 2016-17 and a middle-of-the-road ranking the next year, Davis’ Pelicans squads were in the bottom third of the league for defensive efficiency year after year. Some of the struggles can be attributed to poor roster construction, but it’s not inspiring that an elite shot blocker hasn’t necessarily translated that often to overall team results. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
There was great excitement at Gaoth Dobhair Fire Station today (Weds) as the handing over of the new state of the art fire engine to Gaoth Dobhair Fire Brigade. Elected representatives, Council officials, members of the Fire Brigade along with family, friends and members of the community came along to mark the event.The new Class B fire engine which costs €450k replaces the 1998 Volvo fire engine which was previously based at Gaoth Dobhair Fire Station and according to Chief Fire Officer, Joseph McTaggart “will enhance the ability of Gaoth Dobhair Fire Brigade to deliver the operational fire service to the community it serves”. Speaking at today’s event Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan commended the Fire Brigade in Gaoth Dobhair for their dedication and commitment to their service.He said: “We are proud of our Fire Service and of your commitment to excellence in all that you do and it gives me great pleasure to hand over this new state of the art appliance which will ensure that you are well equipped to respond to any callout.”This new fire engine, which is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under its 2018 – 2020 Fire Service Fleet Renewal Programme, is based on the latest Scania P320 chassis and has an integrated crew cab providing seating for up to eight firefighters.It comes with an integrated water tank coupled with an onboard Godiva Prima main pump which is capable of pumping out 3,000l of water per minute at an average pressure of 10 bar. It comes equipped with a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS), a 1,200l/min portable pump, a number of multi-stage ladders, a number of hoses, nozzles and a front-mounted electric winch.Uisneach McGee, Patrick Sweeney, Beibhinn McGee with Fire Fighter Eamon McGee checking out the new fire engine at the unveiling and blessing of the new fire engine in Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonAn tAthair O’Baoil and Rev. Liz Fitzgerald blessing of the new fire engine in Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonSupplied by Sídheán Teoranta of An Spidéal, Co. Galway, this new appliance is also equipped with the most up-to-date emergency lighting and high-visibility markings to ensure better safety for fire-fighters and for members of the public while the fire engine is responding to and attending at an incident.Station Officer Eoin Gillespie was the Master of Ceremony at today’s event which included an address from Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development, IS and Emergency Services in Donegal County Council as well as a joint blessing from Rev Liz Fitzgerald, Church of Ireland and An tAthair O’Baoil, RC.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council handing over the keys to Eoin Gillespie, Station Office Gweedore at the unveiling and blessing of the new fire engine in Gweedore on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonThe new fire engine will have an operational life span of approximately 20 years and it is anticipated that it will respond to approximately 45 calls per annum in the Gaoth Dobhair Fire Station Ground Area. These calls varying from small chimney fires up to the more serious building fires and road traffic collisions.Uisneach McGee, Patrick Sweeney, Beibhinn McGee with Fire Fighter Eamon McGee checking out the new fire engine at the unveiling and blessing of the new fire engine in Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonJoe Duffy, Fire Fighter / Driver, Eoin Gillespie, Station Office, Noel McBride, Sub Station Officer, Paul Scullion, Fire Fighter, Sean Diver, Fire Fighter, James Coll, Fire Fighter and Eamon McGee, Fire Fighter in the new fire engine which was officially handed over to Gaoth Dobhair Fire Brigade on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonAt the unveiling and blessing of the new fire engine in Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday last are seated Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council, Joseph McTaggart, Chief Fire Officer, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council, Kevin McGarvey, Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Garry Martin, Donegal County Council. Back row Joe Duffy, Fire Fighter / Driver, Noel McBride, Sub Station Officer, Paul Scullion, Fire Fighter, Eoin Gillespie, Station Officer, Sean Diver, Fire Fighter, James Coll, Fire Fighter and Eamon McGee, Fire Fighter.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and Cllr John Sheamais O’Fearraigh in the new fire engine which was officially handed over to Gaoth Dobhair Fire Brigade on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonSean, Aoibhin and Anabell Diver at the unveiling and blessing of the new fire engine in Gweedore on Wednesday. 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Crème de la crème of local wine willbe available for tasting at theSoweto Wine Festival. The festival attracts thousands of wineconnoisseurs from the township andGauteng.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Viv QuannMedia and PRHot Salsa Media+27 33 344 3971 or +27 84 486 2136RELATED ARTICLES• Raise your glass to Gugulethu• SA wine on world top 100 list• Wine route celebrates 40 years• Wine-tasting in the townshipBongani NkosiThe upcoming Tops Soweto Wine Festival looks set to be the biggest of its kind yet, with organisers bracing for a record number of visitors.The three-day annual event, known for attracting thousands of wine connoisseurs from the township and across Gauteng, offers lucrative opportunities for South African wineries to grow their market base.At least 9 000 people are expected to turn up this year to sample some of the country’s finest wines at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus between 1 and 3 September.It’s estimated that attendance this year will grow from the 7 548 visitors recorded in 2010, which surpassed the expected 6 500. This is good news for exhibiting wineries. A massive turnout will boost sales and help them achieve market dominance in Soweto, a township whose economy has developed rapidly over the past few years.Money-making establishments such as malls and a hotel have sprung up there as more and more residents enjoy an expendable income.Cape Wine Academy, the festival organisers, said the 2011 edition will be “hailed as the biggest and most vibrant wine festival to date with an over 9 000 visitors expected over the three evenings”.They added that they’ll expand the venue, among other improvements, to accommodate the crowd.“…We have extended the space this year,” said Marilyn Cooper, the festival’s co-founder and MD of Cape Wine Academy.“We have worked hard on the additional premium marquee and the outside areas to provide a full-spectrum experience of wine, different foods and entertainment …” she added.Support for the event has burgeoned: a Cape Wine Academy official said 77 wineries, all from South Africa, have confirmed their participation.“Believe it or not, we are full,” said Cooper. “There is no more space to fit another sponsor or wine exhibitor.”Best of local wineThe crème de la crème of local wines will be available for tasting and buying at this year’s festival.Research over the last six years has shown that premium white and red wines such as Meerlust, Rupert and Rothchild, Ernie Els, Alto, Boekenhoutskloof, Hartenburg, Raka and Zandvliet are popular among enthusiasts, according to the Cape Wine Academy.These, along with a range of rosé and semi-sweet wines, will have a presence at the event. “The wineries that have booked this year are bringing a fantastic variety of wines to cater to all palates from the new-tasters to premium wine-drinkers,” Cooper said.Cooper started the wine event in 2005 with Soweto businessman Mnikelo Mangciphu. The inaugural festival, held at Ubuntu Kraal in Orlando West, drew 1 500 wine enthusiasts, but since then numbers have shot up.Boost to local businessesMangciphu identified a new opportunity after the inaugural festival, and went on to launch Morara Wine Emporium, his first wine store, in the township.He said the emergence of certain new businesses have been a tangible result of the festival’s success over the years.“We are aware of a wine-distribution company that has opened a warehouse in Soweto due to the growth in wine sales, which can be directly related to the Soweto Wine Festival,” said Mangciphu.“And there are many people who have approached Marilyn and myself and said ‘thank you, your festival inspired me to launch my magazine, my wine club, my business, my restaurant’.”The event also helped inspire the Gugulethu Wine Festival, which was initiated in the Cape Town township in May 2011.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With new research demonstrating the harmful impact of a trade war, the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today expressed renewed concern over the potential result of the U.S. Administration’s plan to apply a 25% tariff on select Chinese imports. China has stated previously that if the tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese goods go into effect, it will impose a retaliatory 25% tariff on U.S. goods, including soybeans.A study by The Ohio State University found the proposed tariffs could decrease a farm’s net worth by an estimated 6% and annual net income by 59% over a six-year period. According to a separate study conducted by Purdue University, total U.S. soybean production could decline by 15%.“These studies illustrate the massive harm that these tariffs could impose on rural America,” said Allen Armstrong, OSA president and Clark County soybean farmer. “While there are legitimate trade issues with China, we cannot resolve them at the expense of our largest agricultural export, soybeans. This not only hurts farmers, it hurts all of Ohio.”Ohio is the sixth largest producer of soybeans in the U.S., with 4.8 million acres planted in 2017 and more than 60% of the state’s entire soybean production exported to international markets. China imported $13.9 billion in U.S. soybeans in 2017, 60% of total U.S. soy exports.While the looming threat of tariffs is already creating uncertainty in the marketplace, OSA and its national affiliate, the American Soybean Association, continues to ask the Administration to find ways to avoid a trade war that will leave U.S. farmers vulnerable during a time when they are already experiencing declines in farm income.“We want to see this resolved so we can continue to compete in the global marketplace,” said Armstrong.Trade negotiations begin with Chinese and U.S. representatives this week.
The best performing people in every human endeavor have coaches. This includes business leaders, athletes, artists, salespeople, and entrepreneurs. Here are some of the reasons you might need a coach and how they can help you grow faster.You need to clarify your values and beliefs. A good coach can help you identify what is most important to you. They can help you dig out your real purpose, that thing you should be doing that would create meaning in your life. They can also help you understand your own beliefs, the ones that empower you, and the ones that limit you. A coach can help you pay enough attention to your values and beliefs that you experience the exponential growth that comes from improving them.You can’t see your own blind spots. It can be very difficult to see the internal obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your goals, especially your beliefs. When you believe that something or someone is preventing you from reaching your goal, you disempower yourself, taking away your agency, your ability to act. A good coach can help you become aware of those blind spots and find new choices.You need to be reminded of your resourcefulness. You were born with the capacity to be creative. You are an idea-generation machine, one with the ability to bring its visions into reality. But it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget that you are a source of ideas. You were born with the ability to solve problems, but you sometimes need a nudge to restart that engine and identify solutions to your problems—and other people’s problems.You need someone to hold you accountable for new actions. Some people do better when they are held accountable for changing behaviors. The simple fact that they have to report on the activity they took on a regular basis is enough to drive them to action. Some people hold themselves to such a high standard in one area of their life that they don’t want anyone to ever ask them about their results. But these same people can struggle in another area. A coach can be that accountability where and when it is needed.You need to test your ideas. A good coach is a great listener. You might need someone to listen to you so that you can process your thinking. A coach with experience in the domain in which you are being coached can listen and act as a sounding board, helping you test your ideas, recognize risks, identify alternatives, and determine a course of action that works for you.You need help with your transformation. Transformation is the ultimate goal of coaching. It’s supposed to move you beyond where you are now and transform you into that better future you. A coach is someone who can help you create breakthrough results. They can help you transform, and they can help you make that transformation faster.If you aren’t being coached, you are probably not producing the results you are capable of. If you have the time and resources, it’s a worthwhile investment in your personal and professional growth.
The Awards are unique in the recognition of journalistic excellence in Australia, having multiple sport related categories and being the only dedicated sports media awards in Australia that allow different media to compete on their relative merits.In 2009, the Awards categories are:1. Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Sports Journalism 2. Best Reporting of an Issue in Australian Sport 3. Best Contribution to the Coverage of Sport – by an organisation 4. Best Contribution to the Coverage of Sport – by an individual 5. Best Profiling of an Athlete, Team or Coach – broadcast media 6. Best Profiling of an Athlete, Team or Coach – print media 7. Best Sports Journalism from Rural, Regional or Suburban Media 8. Best Journalism on Community Sport 9. Best Sports Photography 10. Best Sports Journalism by a Student Nominations for this year’s awards are now open. For more information and a copy of the nomination booklet please visit the ASC Media Awards website: www.ausport.gov.au/media_awardsThis year the ASC Media Awards presentation gala dinner will be at Crown Casino (Southbank, Melbourne) on Thursday 3 December 2009. Related Filesasc_-_media_awards-doc
The 2013 Wine Rules event will be held on Sunday, 17 November in Melbourne, raising much needed funds for St Mary’s House of Welcome. Leading Victorian wineries will take to the fields at Elwood Park, playing in a Touch Football event, while off the field there will over 50 latest release wines, gourmet food, plenty of entertainment for the kids and live music. The St Mary’s community provides support for people experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and mental illness. The Wine Rules event is in its fourth year, following its launch in 2010, following on from the successful Touch Wine event in Adelaide. For more information about the event please visit www.victouch.com.au or www.winerules.com.au. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news from the weekend, please visit the Touch Football Victoria social media pages: www.victouch.com.au www.facebook.com/touchfootballvictoria www.twitter.com/touchfootyvic Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Victoria’ Related Links2013 Wine Rules
Police say it appears that more than 60 percent of these thefts are occurring in the North West quadrant of the city.According to RCMP, in most of these cases, it appears there are no signs of entry to the vehicles so it could be possible that vehicles are being left unlocked.The RCMP is reminding owners to lock up and remove all valuables before leaving your vehicle and is encouraging everyone to take part in the #9PMRoutine campaign. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is reporting an increase in the theft of valuables from vehicles.According to the RCMP, the amount of theft from vehicles has almost doubled within the past year from 27 reported thefts in 2018 to 49 in 2019.Out of the 49 thefts, the RCMP report that 11 have occurred within the first four days of October.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court appointed environment watchdog EPCA has urged the apex court to remove the cap imposed on the number of auto-rickshaw permits issued in Delhi. Environment think tanks welcomed the suggestion as this would make the better public transport system.EPCA officials noted that Delhi’s transport system need a boost and this step would mean that public transport system will become better which the EPCA earlier suggested as one of the most important ways to curb the city pollution. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Why are these vehicles, that were initially restricted for fouling up the air, coming back without fetters on their numbers to reduce pollution? While this might sound like an oxymoron to some, this is actually a unique case in which the technology clean up has converged with mobility solution to set the next generation roadmap for intermediate public transport in Delhi and other Indian cities. Circumstances have changed considerably since 1997 when these vehicles were powered by extremely polluting two-stroke engines or small diesel engines that made a cap on their numbers necessary. The autos were also moved to run on CNG,” observed Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2018-19, around 32.5 lakh cars and 70.8 lakh two-wheelers are registered in the city. Between 2016-17 and 2017-18, the number of cars has increased by roughly 1 lakh and two-wheelers by over 4.7 lakh. At the same time, the number of registered taxis has reduced marginally, from 1,18,308 to 1,18,060; while auto-rickshaw growth has been capped at 1,00,000. This, combined with the insufficiency of public buses, gives no alternative but to use personal vehicles, which is apparent from the exponential growth in this segment. EPCA, in its report, noted that it is “important that there is a balance in the supply of all kinds of para-transit so that there is a viable mode of public transport for all sections of society.”