Jacobs, Griffith sink Marlins as Malteenoes win by 82 runs

first_imgCOMBINED efforts from Steven Jacobs and Trevon Griffith guided Malteenoes All-Stars to an emphatic 82-run win over Tobago Marlins in their first match of the University of West Indies (UWI) Unicom T20 tournament, played at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground, St Augustine Trinidad & Tobago.Jacobs, Guyana Jaguars all-rounder starred with MVP figures 5-27 as the Guyanese unit outplayed their opponents in the opener played on Thursday.Batting first, the Marlins were knocked over for 127 runs in the 20th over, with Dejourn Charles (30) and Rachad Forde (24) the main contributors after Jacobs ran through the order.The Guyanese team in reply surged to 209-8 thanks to a blistering knock of 53 from Griffith, off 29 balls, inclusive of 5 fours and three maximums. In-form Guyana Jaguars limited-overs batsman, Jonathan Foo smacked 41 with three fours and a pair of sixesPower-hitter Quinton Sampson, who lit up the Jaguars 50-Over League, struck 36 off just 14 with a solitary four and 4 sixes. Experienced First Division batsman Winston Forrester was the other Malteenoes All-Star player to chip in with useful runs as he scored 23.Action meanwhile continues at the Sir Frank Worrell Ground this weekend, with the crucial rounds getting underway when the quarter-finals bowl off on January 14 and 15.The semi-final round will be played on January 17 and 18. The final battle will be staged on January 19.last_img read more

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Humboldt State men’s basketball enters season finale hoping to make CCAA tournament

first_imgArcata >> The Humboldt State men’s basketball team entered the 2016-17 season with visions of continuing the program’s upward trajectory from the year before and subsequently competing for a conference title.Four months later, the Jacks enter the final game of the regular-season game of the campaign not knowing if their season will extend beyond this weekend.Humboldt State has one more chance to lock its place in the upcoming California Collegiate Athletic Association Postseason Tournament, …last_img

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Brain Compensates for Eye Movements

first_imgYour eyes are continually jumping in little movements called saccades, yet your brain interprets the view as a steady image.  How can that be?  Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are on the track of finding out “why our shifty eyes don’t drive us crazy.”  They’ve discovered that the signal that sends a command to the eye to jump also sends a compensatory signal to the receiving neurons to shift accordingly.  The circuit is thus complete, and your mind is not even aware of the jumpy eyeballs.  Saccades keep the object of attention centered for high-acuity processing (11/24/2005) and also protect individual rods and cones from saturation (03/29/2002).    That’s not all.  The scientists say the results of this study will “also provide a framework for studying corollary discharge in other sensory systems, such as hearing: Even when you move your head around, you still hear sounds around you as coming from the same place.”Though the study was conducted on primates and humans, undoubtedly this is a widespread phenomenon in the animal kingdom.  It probably works similarly, for instance, in birds that bobble their heads as they walk, enabling them to get a smooth picture that maximizes static views during forward motion (see 04/12/2004).    Studies like this remind us that the optical design of the eyeball, amazing as it is, is just part of a much vaster sensory network.  Vision would be useless without the cooperation of signals, neurons, software and muscles, blood, repair mechanisms, and linkages to all the other systems of the body.    The eyeball gave Darwin cold shudders, but that was with his coat on.  Piece by piece, with each new revelation, his theory has had to shed its cloak of explanatory power.  There’s not much left.  That’s why he is resorting to hot air to try to keep warm (10/27/2006).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA ‘must speed up housing delivery’

first_imgThe first phase of the project has delivered about 2 433 freehold stands of which 1 192 have been earmarked for subsidised housing while close to 1 000 units have been turned into RDP houses. The Lufhereng forms part of the western extension of Soweto, and is said to be the largest low-cost housing development to take place in the area. RDP, bonded housing “We are now discussing in order to have the money increased, because if we want to move at a speed that is needed … we will need more money,” he said. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has acknowledged that the demand for housing in South Africa remains very high, and that the government will need to speed up its plans to address a backlog estimated at over two-million. “You must remember that there are thousands of others out there who are not as lucky as you, so if you don’t want the house just give it back to us, please don’t sell it because you say it’s yours, government has given it to you,” she said. 18 August 2010 “It is going to take us time, but we will get there, it’s going to take one step at a time,” he said during the launch. that also coincided with a symbolic hand-over of house keys to six new beneficiaries.center_img More than 12-million South Africans are in dire need of proper homes, with more than 60% of this number living in urban areas. Sexwale said the government’s new human settlements approach, and the Breaking New Ground policy adopted by Cabinet, would aim at lowering the backlog in “the shortest possible time”. Sexwale said the project would offer families a range of options depending on income levels. These include fully subsidised 40 square metre homes, credit-linked 45 and 50 square metre units, and those that will give owners an option of a bond. Earlier, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane urged the beneficiaries of the new houses to resist the temptation of selling their properties through profit-making schemes. Speaking at the launch of Lufhereng Housing Project, a new housing development initiative situated in Soweto, on Tuesday, Sexwale agreed that the R18-billion set aside by National Treasury for housing would not be enough to meet the current housing challenges. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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OSU Extension winter programs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are now into our second year for fertilizer certification for those applying fertilizer to 50 acres or more. Ohio State University Extension will be busy with meetings for Fertilizer Certification again this coming winter months, also known as meeting months. Last December the Ohio Department of Agriculture rolled out the new rules to become certified to apply fertilizer in Ohio. We have in the past two weeks been trained on how to deliver the fertilizer certification program in our counties, and then planned dates and posted those meetings. Some will even occur before the first of the year.To find meeting plans for your area of Ohio, go to: pested.osu.edu/NutrientEducation/. Information is also there to understand who needs the certification, and where to sign up for and attend meetings. If you have a Pesticide Applicators License, then likely you will also need to be certified for fertilizer applications over the next two years. As you re-certify for your pesticide license, you can also choose to be fertilizer applicator certified at a two-hour meeting. If this is your year for pesticide license re-certification then you can find those meeting locations here: http://pested.osu.edu/privaterecert.html. For those new or younger folks who will be applying fertilizer, you will attend a three-hour long program. Check the same website just look for those comprehensive three-hour meetings.And as we get closer to winter meeting season we will post those regional and area agronomy and update meetings. Our Agronomic Crops Team calendar is pretty thin now, but will be full before Christmas. So check our website: http://agcrops.osu.edu/calendar, for the events and their locations.A couple of events already in the works are:The Ohio No-Till Conference is Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson, Plain City. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $40 (before Dec. 1) and $60 at the door.Another very popular program is the West Ohio Agronomy Day (and evening, too). Held Jan. 11 in St Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie to benefit growers in Shelby, Darke and Mercer counties, but attracts growers from Auglaize, Champaign and Miami, too. Speakers this year come from Purdue University, Ohio State University as well as industry. Local county Extension educators will be there too to help deliver the goods on how best to enter the New Year. For more information and to register contact Debbie Brown, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension, Shelby County at phone 937 498-7239 or by email: [email protected] couple of dates for February include two Agronomy Workshops that will be held Feb. 15 and 16, 2016 at Selby Hall on the Ohio State University OARDC Wooster campus. Field Crops Management 201 — a basic to general look at the topics and Field Crops Management 401 — builds on day one to more advanced levels.While the days are planned to build on each other, you may attend one or both days. The program will start with registration at 8:30. Lunch, breaks, handouts and recertification credits for Pesticide Education and CCA-CEUs will be included. Registration cost and details will follow soon, but for now hold the dates. For more information contact Pierce Paul at [email protected] or by phone 330 263-3842.last_img read more

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Walt Lemon Jr. makes most of chance to play in NBA in Bulls’ skid-snapping win

first_imgChicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio, back center, hugs guard Walt Lemon Jr. (25) after an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Washington. Also seen is Bulls guard Rawle Alkins at back left. The Bulls won 115-114. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Walt Lemon Jr. has seen much of the world during his professional basketball career. It has taken him to Hungary, Germany, Turkey, Greece and to the G League.And, the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 UP NEXTBulls: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on SaturdayWizards: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. LATEST STORIES Manchester City back atop Premier League with 2-0 win over Cardiff Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles JaKarr Sampson added 18 points for Chicago.Thomas Bryant scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Washington. Bobby Portis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Bradley Beal added 19 points.The Wizards played their first game since Ernie Grunfeld was fired as team president after 16 seasons on Tuesday.Chicago trailed by as many as eight in the fourth quarter, but took a 113-112 lead on Lemon’s layup with 30 seconds to play. Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 12.7 seconds to play to give Washington a 114-113 lead.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess In just his eighth game in the league — and third with the Bulls — he scored a career-high 24 points, including two free throws with 1.8 seconds to play, to help Chicago snap a five-game losing streak with a 115-114 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.“Nobody really expected me to be here, and the fact that the Bulls gave me the opportunity to play, let alone giving me the chance to win an NBA game, is — I can’t ask for more, man,” said Lemon, who played in five games with New Orleans last season.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, logisticsLemon was one of seven Bulls in double figures in the matchup of teams whose seasons will end without a playoff appearance.“I love guys that get opportunities and they take advantage of them,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “He was a handful. We couldn’t stay in front of him.” Bulls: G Kris Dunn (back) was out for the fifth straight game. Coach Jim Boylen hopes Dunn can stay healthy for the 2019-20 season. “Next year starts today,” Boylen has told Dunn and the other players. “It doesn’t start next year.” … F Otto Porter has been out for eight straight games with a strained right rotator cuff. It was the first time Porter, who was traded from Washington, had returned since the Feb. 6 trade. A video tribute was played in the first quarter.Wizards: Beal became the first player in franchise history with 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a season. … F Jabari Parker strained his left knee in the second quarter and did not return. … Brooks said that hearing Grunfeld had been fired was difficult. “I don’t take lightly somebody losing their job,” Brooks said. “You understand that, and you move on. That’s what we have to do.” … F Jeff Green did not play for the third straight game. “There’s only so many minutes you can give guys and Jeff has had a good year for us,” Brooks said. “I want to see a few other guys. … He’s going to play another game or two.”LATE ON THE COURT:The Wizards took advantage of Chicago’s Cristiano Felicio’s absence on the sequence that led to Randle’s two free throws.“He asked one of our coaches if we had a foul to give, and they just started without him,” Boylen said. “I’d never seen that before. I think they thought all 10 guys were out there, and they weren’t.”BEAL WANTS TO PLAY:Beal played the entire first quarter, nearly all of the third quarter, but didn’t play in the second and fourth quarters.“Guys are playing minutes that we have to make decisions on,” Brooks said.Beal said he’d like to play the remaining three games to play the entire schedule.“I made my decision,” Beal said. “I’ll finish out all 82.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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Gio in ‘best shape of his career’

first_imgMexico Giovani dos Santos starting 2018 ‘in the best shape of his career’ Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 06:19 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Giovani dos Santos Jonathan dos Santos Mexico Getty Images Mexico Mexico v Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina LA Galaxy Friendlies The LA Galaxy attacker won’t play regular-season matches until March, but Juan Carlos Osorio says he’s had an excellent offseason SAN ANTONIO — Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio says concerns about the fitness of his MLS-based players are unfounded, noting that the trio of Carlos Vela, Jonathan dos Santos and Giovani dos Santos are training well and highlighting Gio’s work in the offseason.Osorio and El Tri are preparing for their first match of 2018, a friendly Wednesday against Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the match falling outside a FIFA window, the squad is made up entirely of the MLS trio and players based in Liga MX. There has been criticism of Osorio’s decision to include the MLS players, who are not yet in season, but Osorio said all three can contribute Wednesday and going forward.”The most important is to understand that even those who didn’t come in competing including those who haven’t started the season, as is the case with the guys in MLS, our three players Jonathan, Carlos and Giovani, they look really good. Giovani especially, I think you’ll see, like I said last week when I was in LA, that he’s been working and he may be in the best shape of his life,” Osorio said at a news conference Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While Jona and Vela trained in Mexico City at the national team’s training center, Gio largely worked out elsewhere. But Osorio said he’s sticking to the training plan the national team sent out at the close of World Cup qualification, and Gio says he’s reaping the benefits.”Really, as the manager said I’ve taken advantage of this time to work the best way possible. I’m good physically. I think it’s been the best offseason I’ve had in my career,” he said. “I’m mentally and physically very strong. As I always say, it’s always an honor to be with the national team, and hopefully we do things well tomorrow.”Dos Santos said it was tough to describe exactly what he’d done differently this offseason when compared to previous ones in his long career, but said 2018 being a World Cup year provided him motivation to continue training rather than take “I think I worked on everything. Physically, some things, muscles in my body I wouldn’t work on during the season,” he said. “Things that get you ready physically. It’s tough to explain, but I’ve tried to do everything possible to come to my team and the national team as prepared as I possibly can be.”Though Gio’s place in the national team seems particularly precarious, the 28-year-old said he wasn’t feeling any urgency beyond the normal pressure players feel in a World Cup year.”I don’t think anybody has their place safe in the national team in the world of football. In the end, it’s very clear that the coach makes the decision and we as professionals have to as well as possible on the field,” he said. “It’s a World Cup year. Every Mexican player worldwide dreams of going to the World Cup. We have to do everything we can to draw the coach’s eye. In the national there are no friendly games. Tomorrow is an important game, the first of the year in a World Cup year so we’re hoping to do what we can to help our team in the match.”El Tri kicks off with Bosnia and Herzegovina at 9:06 p.m. ET.last_img read more

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Men appeal conviction in Via Rail terror plot argue jury improperly selected

first_imgTORONTO – Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are asking Ontario’s highest court to grant them a new trial, arguing the jury that convicted them was improperly selected.Lawyers for Raed Jaser argue the judge who oversaw the case made several errors, including in rejecting their client’s request as to the method of jury selection.Jaser’s co-accused, Chiheb Esseghaier, continues to be self-represented but a lawyer appointed to assist him through the legal process agrees the jury was not properly constituted and says a new trial must be ordered for both men.Though Jaser has raised several other grounds of appeal, the court has said it will first weigh the issue of jury selection before considering the others. The challenge is expected to be heard in a Toronto court on Tuesday.Jaser and Esseghaier were found guilty in 2015 on a total of eight terror-related charges between them. They were sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole until 2023.The Toronto judge who presided over their trial found both men had not renounced their extremists beliefs, nor had they accepted responsibility for their offences.Esseghaier, a devoutly religious Muslim, often interrupted court proceedings with rambling speeches and at times prayed in the prisoner’s dock. His mental state was raised during the sentencing phase of the trial.In documents filed ahead of Tuesday’s hearing, Jaser’s lawyers said the law regarding jury selection was in flux during the trial, but over time the interpretation used by the trial judge has been found to be wrong.During the selection process, prospective jurors may face questions regarding their ability to remain impartial. Two people from the jury pool take on the role of “triers,” meaning they consider the answer and determine whether there is sign of bias. Lawyers for both the Crown and the defence then decide whether to allow the person on the jury.Each newly appointed juror replaces one of the two triers so that the responsibility is shared — a process called “rotating triers.”Though it was not stated in the Criminal Code, common law granted the court the discretion to exclude from the room all other prospective jurors or both prospective jurors and those already selected who were not currently acting as triers.In 2008, an alternative process was created in the Criminal Code allowing the accused to request to have prospective and all selected jurors excluded during the questioning, provided they could show it was necessary to preserve the jury’s impartiality.If the court granted the request, it would then appoint two people to assess all the prospective juror responses. These are called “static triers” and do not get to serve on the jury.At the time when jurors were selected for Jaser and Esseghaier, there was debate over the amendment and whether it eliminated judges’ discretion to exclude prospective jurors and some selected jurors when relying on rotating triers, the appeal submissions said.But since then, the appeal court has found judges retain that discretion, Jaser’s lawyers said.As a result, the trial judge erred in denying Jaser’s request to have the jury chosen by rotating triers with prospective jurors kept out of the room, they argued.The judge ruled he did not have the discretion to grant the request and said since Jaser wanted to exclude prospective jurors to ensure impartiality, the only route available was through static triers, the lawyers said in the documents.Jaser, however, had not formally applied for static triers, and without that application, the judge had no jurisdiction to impose that method, the lawyers said.“The trial judge found that an exclusion order was necessary but wrongly declined to exercise his common law jurisdiction to make one. Had he applied the law correctly, he would have granted the order Jaser requested,” the documents said.The issue is particularly important in a case with multiple defendants, they said, noting Esseghaier’s failure to apply for static triers should have bolstered Jaser’s request.The lawyer assisting Esseghaier said in documents filed for the appeal that the trial judge should have sought to balance the interests of both men rather than impose a process he considered best.“No doubt trials involving self-represented accused persons are difficult trials for judges to preside over. This trial was made even more difficult by the fact that Esseghaier at the time did not recognize Canadian law and wanted to be tried under the Qur’an,” the lawyer wrote.“This difficulty, however, does not justify trial judges failing to advert to the statutory rights of self-represented accused persons, or treating their rights as any less important than the rights of accused persons represented by counsel.”Both men also previously indicated they wished to challenge their sentences, which Jaser argued in his notice of appeal was “excessive, harsh and unfit in all the circumstances.”Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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McManaman I was surprised Real Madrid didnt replace Ronaldo

first_imgFormer Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman admits that their failure to sign a top-class replacement for Ronaldo came as a shock to himLos Blancos lost their all-time top scorer in the summer to Juventus in a €112m deal and have since struggled greatly in his absence.Without Ronaldo, Real have lost five of their last seven games with only four goals scored in the process following Sunday’s humiliating 5-1 thrashing to Barcelona.Speaking on his former club, McManaman cannot understand why Real didn’t sign a replacement for Ronaldo and fears they are suffering the consequences.“Everybody was surprised, weren’t they?” McManaman told Reuters.“They took a long, long time to bring in new signings. They didn’t bring anyone to replace Cristiano.“It was a big shock for everybody. Whether they could buy somebody of his quality I don’t know. The fact that they didn’t bring anybody in and they did slow business in the centre-forward area, it surprised everybody.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.McManaman had previously urged his old club to sign either Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar or Kylian Mbappe to replace Ronaldo.Now the former England international feels it imperative that Real recruit in the January transfer window for some fresh faces after sticking with the same stars for a long time now.“They probably need to refresh the team a bit more, to be very honest. They have kept the majority of the same team for the last couple of years,” said McManaman.“If you look at the age group of the Real Madrid players now, four or five of them are in the 30s. It’s probably the time to start refreshing it and bring in more players and try and replicate the success.“They have got a hard job on their hands. They are not playing well, the manager is under pressure and the team as well. They need to do something and need to do it quickly.”McManaman made 158 appearances for Real across all competitions between 1999 to 2003 and won the Champions League twice at the club.last_img read more

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