Humboldt State men overcome halftime deficit to down Antelope Valley in home opener

first_imgHumboldt State’s RaySean Scott Jr. gets to the rim for a key layup midway through the second-half of a 91-85 win over Antelope Valley, Wednesday night at Lumberjack Arena. (Jose Quezada — For the Times-Standard)RaySean Scott Jr. muscled his way through a foul to score a game-tying basket and added one from the charity stripe to give the ‘Jacks their first lead of second-half as Humboldt State men’s basketball erased a 7 point halftime deficit to defeat visiting University of Antelope Valley …last_img

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Alcatel, SA in space science pact

first_img22 February 2006French satellite systems firm Alcatel Alenia Space has signed a skills development agreement with South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to develop space science expertise in the country.Under the agreement, the CSIR and Alcatel Alenia Space will cooperate in the space domain to strengthen their respective competencies and knowledge, with the ultimate aim of contributing to socio-economic progress both in South Africa and France.Cooperation is envisaged in the areas of landcover mapping; platform development and electronics; broadband solutions via satellite; satellite navigation and transport applications; spatial data infrastructure; and development in astronomy-related initiatives.“Where human resource development is concerned, the CSIR and Alcatel have earmarked the areas of navigation, earth observation, environmental research and meteorology,” said Phil Mjwara, CSIR group executive for research and development (R&D).“Our collaboration will include R&D activities in satellite programmes, space data information systems, and customers’ requests for information, to mention but a few areas,” Mjwara said.Alcatel South Africa CEO Linda Khumalo said the agreement would “pave the way for the implementation of space projects enabling us to bridge the digital divide within Africa.”A steering committee comprising three people from the CSIR and three from Alcatel will oversee the implementation of the agreement, as well as identify projects for collaboration.The CSIR is a statutory research and development, technology and innovation institution.Alcatel Alenia Space, an affiliate of Alcatel and Finmeccanica, is a European leader in satellite systems and space technology.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Pulwama terror attack

first_imgAt least 40 soldiers lost their lives on Thursday in Pulwama, Jammu, and Kashmir in one of the deadliest terror attacks against the Indian paramilitary forces in decades. Condolence messages have been pouring in for the family of the deceased Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers ever since the news of the attack broke out.Several have condemned the attacks, for which the responsibility has been claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The deceased soldiers were travelling in a truck when a car loaded with close to 300 kg of explosives rammed into it on Thursday afternoon.In an emotional message, batting great and former India captain, Sachin Tendulkar condemned the attack. He also wished speedy recovery for the injury and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased soldiers.”Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless…… my heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayers for recovery of those brave hearts in hospital. Salute to your commitment to Service and Loyalty’ @crpfindia,” Tendulkar wrote on social media.Pulwama attack LIVE updates: PM says land of Manikranika won’t forget this, will choose place & time of responseSeveral cricketers, including India captain Virat Kohli, have grieved over the death of the CRPF personnel. All-rounder Hardik Pandya took to Twitter on Friday and said: “Disturbed by the incident in #Pulwama. My thoughts are with the families and friends of our brave CRPF jawans, who laid down their lives for the country. Let’s all do our bit to help the families during their dark hours and remember the soldiers in our prayers.”advertisementCowardly, dastardly, meaningless…… my heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayers for recovery of those brave hearts in hospital. Salute to your commitment to “Service and Loyalty” @crpfindia!Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 15, 2019Disturbed by the incident in #Pulwama. My thoughts are with the families and friends of our brave CRPF jawans, who laid down their lives for the country. Let’s all do our bit to help the families during their dark hours and remember the soldiers in our prayers.hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 15, 2019Former India captain Gautam Gambhir came up with a strong reaction to the attack, urging the Indian government to take strict actions against the perpetrators of the attack. “Yes, let’s talk with the separatists. Yes, let’s talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can’t be on the table, it has to be in a battle ground. Enough is enough. 18 CRPF personnel killed in IED blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway (sic),” the former India opener had tweeted.The visuals from the conflict zone have sent shivers down the spine of the public in the country. Following the attack, several leaders have called for stern action against the terror group.PM Modi says the courage of India’s security forces won’t go in vainSeveral Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have cancelled their appointments on Friday. Reacting to the terror attack, Modi said: “I assure 130 million people of India that the courage of our security forces will not go in vain. We have given the security forces the permission to decide the place, nature and time of the response to Pulwama attack.”Meanwhile, the CRPF have put out a strong message on social media, saying the henious attacks on their soldiers will be avenged.WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE:We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged. pic.twitter.com/jRqKCcW7u8CRPF (@crpfindia) February 15, 2019The United States of America and China have also condemned the terror strike in Pulwama.”China has noted the reports of suicide terrorist attack. We are deeply shocked by this attack. We express deep condolences and sympathy to the injured and bereaved families,” spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said.I-League holders Minerva refuse to play in SrinagarFollowing the attack, India’s premier football league (I-League) champions Minerva Punjab FC requested the All India Football Federation to shift their upcoming league match from I-League. Punjab are scheduled to play Real Kashmir FC on February 18 in Srinagar.Also Read | China condemns Pulwama terror attack, says no to calling Masood Azhar global terroristAlso Read | Terrorism has no religion, no nation, says Navjot Singh Sidhu, favours talks with Pak, faces fireAlso Read | Rahul Gandhi says Opposition stands strong with government, security forcesAlso See:last_img read more

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10 days ago​Man Utd receive positive news over Lindelof

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd receive positive news over Lindelofby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have received a boost regarding central defender Victor Lindelof.The Red Devils were concerned the Swedish centre-back would miss their key clash with Liverpool at the weekend.But it appears that Lindelof is set to start for Sweden in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Spain at home in midweek.”I haven’t heard anything other than Vigge [Lindelof] getting ready to play,” Sweden coach Janne Anderson told Aftonbladet.The news would mean that he is fit enough to play for his club as well.The Swedes face a key game against Spain tomorrow, which will go a long way towards determining their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. last_img read more

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Education Management Information System Being Developed

first_imgMinister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says an Education Management Information System (EMIS) is being developed that will provide a more detailed, data-driven profile of students.He said that the EMIS will be supported by information from the National Student Registration System (NSRS) implemented in 2010 to capture biographical and other data on all students entering grade one.Minister Reid said that with the EMIS, “you will now have an information management system and biodata on students, which will also dovetail into the Child Health and Development Passport, because what we really need is to know very early, the status of the students”.“The same way you have immunisation data to know how healthy the child is, you also want to know how ready they are for the education system and if they have special needs,” he added.Minister Reid was speaking with JIS News at a Regional Data Security Conference held on September 13 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.He explained that EMIS will provide a complete profile of the child as soon as they enter the education system.“For example, do they need special support? Information like that will enable us to track them, intervene and give special support where necessary, so a child that has physical disability, the data will tell you about that child and inform of which school to place them,” he told JIS News.“We are going to collect more detailed information, so that the system develops a profile of the student, not just to say that you are registered but enable better planning and management within the system,” he added.Held under the theme ‘Your Data Your Rights; What Individuals and Companies Should Know’, the Regional Data Security Conference was organised by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica in association with one of its member companies, e-Biz Pro Train.last_img read more

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Enbridge shares fall after Minnesota judge issues Line 3 recommendation

first_imgIt says utilizing the existing route would mean physically removing the old pipe and replacing it, a process that would require Enbridge to stop oil shipments for about 16 months, effectively removing 390,000 barrels per day of crude oil takeaway capacity.The existing route crosses two Ojibwe Native American reservations where tribal governments have voiced opposition to replacing the line, setting up the potential for future disputes, Desjardins says.Judge Ann O’Reilly wrote that Enbridge has established that the project is needed, but that the negative consequences to Minnesota of the company’s more southerly preferred route outweigh the benefits. The cost-benefit analysis shifts in favour of approving the project if Enbridge builds the pipeline in Line 3’s existing trench, she said.O’Reilly’s recommendations aren’t binding on the commission, but they’re the product of an extensive public hearing and comment process.Commission Chair Nancy Lange acknowledged at a hearing last month that whatever the commission decides, the dispute is likely to end up in court.Enbridge said in a statement that it was pleased the judge listened to the extensive evidence for the need for the project, and will be taking time to review the recommendation that it use the existing right-of-way. CALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Enbridge Inc. were trading down nearly five per cent the day after a judge in Minnesota recommended that its Line 3 pipeline replacement project follow its existing route across the state rather than the company’s preferred route.Enbridge traded as low as $37.86, off $1.96, on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning.In an overnight note, analysts at Desjardins Capital Markets say the administrative law judge’s report could mean delays for the project if the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission adopts her recommendation. A vote is expected in June.last_img read more

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Freezing rain warning issued for Fort Nelson

first_imgSee the full weather warning below.Issued at 2019-01-26 16:25 UTC by Environment Canada: Freezing rain warning issued for:Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)Current details: Freezing rain is expected or occurring.A warm front is moving across northern BC. Warm air aloft in combination with the cold air at the surface is producing periods of freezing rain over the Fort Nelson area. The freezing rain is expected to change over to a few flurries this evening as the warm front moves out of the region.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces. FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the Fort Nelson region.A warm front is moving across northern BC. Warm air aloft in combination with the cold air at the surface is producing periods of freezing rain over the Fort Nelson area.The freezing rain is expected to change over to a few flurries this evening as the warm front moves out of the region.last_img read more

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Days before polls police recover 95 cartons of illicit liquor

first_imgNew Delhi: Days before polls the Delhi Police on Friday said that they have arrested two persons and recovered 95 cartons of illicit liquor smuggled into Delhi from the neighbouring state of Haryana. Police said on May 1, accused Manish Yadav was apprehended after a brief chase by the team near DDA office in Mangla Puri. One Hyundai I-20 car being driven by the accused was found laden with 45 cartons of illicit liquor. In the second incident one, Vijay nabbed from Palam area when he was transporting illicit liquor. Total 50 Cartons of illicit liquor was recovered. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that Manish Yadav and Vijay used to procure illicit liquor from godowns of Bahadurgarh at cheap prices and used to supply it to bootleggers of Palam and Sagarpur at hiked rates. The team of AATS (South West) made the arrest. The teams include Sub Inspector Mahesh, Constable Ravidutt and Ct. Akash. It was constituted under Inspector Rajesh Malik and overall supervision of Satish Kumar ACP (Operations).last_img read more

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Theres An 85 Percent Chance The Cubs Wont Win The World Series

That means there’s still an 85 percent chance that the Cubs won’t win it all. There are plenty of difference-making free agents that could help shift the odds back toward Chicago’s rivals before opening day, and the team still plays in the NL’s toughest division (it may be comforting for Cubs fans to know that according to SRS, the NL Central is still weaker than every AL division — or it may not). But for now, the Cubs are MLB’s best team — on paper, at least. It’s been a good week for the Chicago Cubs. On Tuesday, they swooped into the bidding on coveted second baseman Ben Zobrist and inked him to a four-year, $56 million deal. Then on Friday, news came that the Cubs had also agreed to an eight-year, $184 million contract with outfielder Jason Heyward, likely the best player on the free-agent market this winter. In conjunction with Chicago’s existing stable of young talent, the additions of Heyward and Zobrist have at least one well-known algorithm projecting them to be the best team in baseball next season.It wasn’t long ago that we wrote enthusiastically about the Cubs’ chances to snap their 108-year championship drought, only to see them swept in the NLCS. We don’t (completely) want to put the stink on them again, so we’ll be brief. FanGraphs’ depth charts call for Chicago’s roster to produce a collective 52.6 wins above replacement (WAR) in 2016. After adjusting things so that all of MLB has 2,430 total wins,181 wins per team for 30 teams. that roughly works out to a true-talent projection of 99 wins for the Cubs — a ridiculously high number.What does it mean for Chicago’s chances of breaking The Curse? According to the relationship between talent forecasts and World Series odds, which FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver and I researched for a trade-deadline article earlier this year, a team with 99-win talent will win a championship about 15 percent of the time: read more

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Football Ryan Day views himself as placeholder in Meyers absence

Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day addresses the media on Aug. 27 prior to the first game of the season against Oregon State. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorIn his first press conference as Ohio State’s acting head coach, Ryan Day wanted to talk about football. Day began by saying he was not a part of the investigation of head coach Urban Meyer: he was not interviewed and he had nothing to add. “Today I would like to talk about football and this team,” Day said. “Out of respect for everybody involved, I’m not going to speak today on the independent investigation, the report, or any speculation regarding it.”As Day takes over as acting head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season and Meyer serves his three-game suspension, the repercussions of his absence still loomed as the season opener neared. Even though he did not want to talk about the investigation, Day made clear he was not there to replace Meyer. He said his role in the first three games of the season will be to to empower the coaching staff and his players and just keep the program up and running. Day has taken on increased responsibility, not only tasked with becoming acting head coach, but guiding redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins during his first snaps as the starter as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. “There’s been times where I felt like I’ve been drinking through a fire hose, to be honest,” Day said. “The expectation of Ohio State is you win every game and I understand that. So there’s that added pressure there that you feel.”As he addressed Ohio State as interim head coach, Day used the phrase “win the moment” to define the transition he has gone through. Instead of focusing on the future and what was to come, Day got his players to focus on the present, encouraging them to use their energy on the moment.That is exactly the focus Day has on his first career game as a head coach. “I’ve been trying to focus on today, and then tomorrow we’ll focus on tomorrow and then we just go from there,” Day said. “Because there is no script, so we’ve just been working forward.” When Meyer was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 1, Day was contacted by athletic director Gene Smith, telling him he was going to be the acting head coach at Ohio State until the investigation and subsequent punishment was complete. Even with two former head coaches on Meyer’s coaching staff in defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, the message Day received from Smith after he was hired was to trust his instincts. Day had never been a head coach before. Prior to being hired as a quarterbacks coach and, eventually, promoted to offensive coordinator at Ohio State, he was a quarterbacks coach with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers. During this time of adjustment, he leaned on one of the former coaches that mean the most to him. “I got a text message and I get it just about every other day from one of my mentors, Chip Kelly, and he says, ‘you’re built for this,’” Day said. “That’s what he told me. And that’s the thing I keep going to every morning when I wake up, is that I’m built for this.”As a head coach, Day said he has to watch the game a bit differently, noticing the whole picture as opposed to just the quarterbacks or the offense as a whole. He said his perspective has widened over the past month by watching players on and off the field, their attitude and mentality as they go through each aspect of a specific practice. Being on staff with him for one season, Schiano, as a defensive coordinator, said he has not directly seen the work Day has done on the field.But, in Day’s time as head coach, Schiano said he’s very impressed. “I mean, he’s got the ‘it,’” Schiano said. “When you work on the other side of the ball, you really don’t get to sit in the room with him very much and game plan and do all that stuff. So our relationship was more friends than professional, we don’t do a lot together professionally. Observing him over the last whatever it is, 25 days, he’s got the ‘it.’” Day said he does not think Ohio State has missed a beat since Meyer was placed on administrative leave. He said that is due to the culture of the team, the leadership and example that the newly named captains have shown through preseason camp. That was his goal all along. When he runs onto the field on Sept. 1, in front of his Ohio State team, Day said he will not view it as his head coaching debut. Yes, his family will be in attendance, but he views himself as just a placeholder until Meyer returns. “This isn’t one of those things where I’m becoming the head coach,” Day said. “This is just something that I’m holding the place for coach until he gets back and the goal is to win the game against Oregon State.” read more

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