Raiders’ grades in loss to Green Bay Packers

first_imgHow the Raiders graded Sunday in a 42-24 loss to the Green Bap Packers at Lambeau Field:PASS OFFENSE C-minusSince Derek Carr’s pylon fumble came off a broken pass play, it will factor in here rather than run offense. That play, plus a fourth-quarter forced interception by Kevin King, were exactly what you don’t want from your franchise quarterback and will dominate all evaluations of this game. But Carr was 22 of 28 for 293 yards. He did throw the ball downfield more critics expected. …last_img read more

SA pays respects to Phillip Tobias

first_img8 June 2012 One of South Africa’s leading scientists – and regarded by many as the grandfather of the country’s palaeosciences – Professor Phillip Tobias died in Johannesburg on Thursday after a long illness. Led by President Jacob Zuma, condolences have poured in for the family of the late professor. “We have lost a renowned scientist, a scholar and a unique human being,” Zuma said. “Our country remains eternally proud of his work. On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we extend our deepest condolences and may his soul rest in peace.” South Africa’s foremost palaeo-anthropologist and a full professor since the 1950’s, Tobias successfully campaigned for the Sterkfontein Caves to be proclaimed a World Heritage site. This is only one of a long list of accomplishments. He was renowned for demystifying complex science to everyday life and language, as his programmes on television bore testimony. Tobias also had the rare distinction of holding three professorships simultaneously at the University of the Witwatersrand, leading and producing ground- breaking research into the origins of the human form as we know it, through the “study of the bone”. He was instrumental in taking forward the research started by Professor Raymond Dart, who was famous for his discovery of what became known as the Taung Skull in 1924. The skull is now seen as belonging to a child of the humanoid Australopithecus Africanus genus, a new species then and a new link in the chain which ends with modern humankind – Homo sapiens. South Africa also owes a debt of gratitude to Professor Tobias for his successful efforts to have the remains of Saartjie Bartmann returned to the country. He led negotiations with France on behalf of the government. The remains of Saartjie Bartmann, which were exhibited in Paris as ethnological and sexual curiosities in the 19th century, finally returned home in May 2002. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and her Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom have also conveyed their condolences to the Tobias family. In their message of condolence, they said the late Professor Tobias will always be revered for his profound research in palaeo-anthropology. “The Department of Science and Technology would like to convey their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Prof Tobias. He will always be remembered for his immense contribution in palaeo-anthropology,” said Pandor. The contribution to research by Professor Tobias in the fields of genetics, through anatomical studies to palaeo-anthropology is well known. It is this contribution that led the department to establishing an annual Professor Philip Tobias Lecture and Award in honour of his contribution. The inaugural lecture was delivered by the 2002 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, Professor Sydney Brenner in 2004 and Professor Malekgapuru Makgoba, a molecular immunologist, delivered the last one in 2008. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Visitors flock to Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch

first_img23 February 2015The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town attracted more than one million visitors in 2014.“The milestone achieved by Kirstenbosch is a tribute to the hard work and vision of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI),” Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said 19 February, in announcing the visitor numbers.Attaining this historic milestone had secured Kirstenbosch’s status as one of the most important tourist attractions in South Africa. Hanekom said South Africa’s conservation and biodiversity assets depended on tourism for its survival.“The tourism footprint in conservation areas and botanical gardens generates the income to support the sustainability of these assets.”SANParks – South African National Parks – generated 85% of its operational costs through tourism revenue, while less than 1% of the Kruger National Park’s two million hectares was dedicated to tourism infrastructure.The income generated from tourism enabled SANParks, which manages the country’s wildlife reserves, to maintain its reputation as a world leader in the management of protected areas. “The success of tourism underpins the sustainability of our conservation efforts,” Hanekom said.Taleb Rifai, the secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization, a unit of the United Nations (UNWTO), said tourism could be one of the effective tools used for conservation by providing resources for environmental preservation and by raising awareness among millions of people every year of the immense value of the country’s natural heritage and the responsibility to protect it.SANBI chief executive Dr Tanya Abrahamse said Kirstenbosch was an example how tourism and biodiversity could build a beneficial partnership and contribute to a more sustainable economic model.“Kirstenbosch is well-known as a ‘must see’ destination when planning a trip to South Africa, so when international tourism experts visit the country it’s no surprise that they would like to visit this iconic spot.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

2018 Junior Market Lamb Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 99-pound Champion AOB shown by Jacob Roeth of Troy sold to Buckeye Online Equipment, Tom Butler Farms, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 138-pound Champion Brockle-Face shown by Jada Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Shroyer Show Stock, Post Cattle Co., Bambauer Fertilizer and Feeds, Dickman Supplies, Tri-County Vet Services, Hoge Lumber, Northstar Machinery and Hardware, and Star Glo/Star Igniter for $1,700. The 134-pound Champion Oxford shown by Elizabeth Shatto of Ft. Loramie sold to Shobert’s Feed Supplements and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 114-pound Champion Natural Color shown by Ian Johnson of Marysville sold to Mike Bumgarner, UPI Credit Services, Umbarger feeds/Eric King, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,175. The 126-pound Champion Dorset shown by McKala Grauel of Ridgeway sold to Dickson Show Cattle Co., Overs Sisters, Mt. Victory Meats, Liberty Bank, Post Cattle Co., and Quest Credit Union, Hepburn Show Supply, and Shroyer Show Stock for $1,000. The 126-pound Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Ava Shroyer of DeGraff was purchased by Huffman’s Market for $2,600. The 114-pound Champion Shropshire shown by Chase Eisenhauer of Bellevue was purchased by United Producers, Ohio Ag Net/ Ohio’s Country Journal and Umbarger feeds/Eric King for $1,200. The 138-pound Champion Southdown shown by Elizabeth Shatto of Ft. Loramie sold to United Producers, Ohio Ag Net/ Ohio’s Country Journal, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 129-pound Reserve Natural Color shown by Caleb Stone of Troy sold to Buckeye Online Equipment and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 131-pound Champion Suffolk shown by Jordan Collom of New Vienna sold to Shroyer Show Stock and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 140-pound Reserve AOB shown by Linsey Eddy of Marysville sold to New Edition Club Lambs, Champion Choice Lamb Camp, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,450. The 133-pound Reserve Dorset shown by Alaine Bremke of Wellington sold to Shroyer Club Lambs, Hudawan Facility Solutions, Umbarger feeds/Eric King, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,175. The 124-pound Reserve Hampshire shown by Weston Stevens of Chillicothe sold to Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP and Umbarger feeds/Eric King for $1,175. The 129-pound Reserve Oxford shown by Hayden Harriman of Mansfield sold to Huntington Bank and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 130-pound Reserve Shropshire shown by Craig Schiff sold to Provico Farm and Show, Shroyer Show Stock, Gene Check, Custom Cabs, Hudawan Facility Solutions, and Stock Show Planet for $1,600. The 138-pound Reserve Southdown shown by Elizabeth Shatto sold to Huffman’s Market, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 136-pound Reserve Suffolk shown by Carter Lampe of Bowling Green sold to The Anderson’s, UPI Risk Management, Lion’s Club Lambs, Umbarger feeds/Eric King, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,175. The 126-pound Reserve Brockle-Face shown by London Reichert of New Weston sold to Shroyer Show Stock and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 128-pound Reserve Crossbred shown by Jada Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Shroyer Show Stock, Buckeye Online Equipment, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 129-pound Reserve Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Ian Johnson of Marysville was purchased by Huffman’s Market for $1,750. All exhibitors in the 2018 Market Lamb Sale got at least $975 with contributions from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and LEAD Council Banner Booster Program including Apex Clean Energy, Fowler Family Southdowns, Backwoods Farm, Reynolds Club Lambs, Black Thunder Breaking Donkey’s — Garrett Krasula, Emma Matthews Photography, Tom Butler Farms, Amstutz Club Lambs, Kalmbach Feeds, Umbarger Feeds, Elvin Elifritz Double E Dorsets, Johnson Show Lambs.last_img read more

Adamson stops UE’s win streak

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES “But my team stayed within the course, and we just had to slow [Alvin] Pasaol down a bit.”Pasaol was averaging 30.67 points the past three games but the Soaring Falcons managed to slow him down to 22 points and 12 boards.Papi Sarr powered Adamson with 12 points and 15 boards while Jerrick Ahanmisi led the team in scoring with 14 points.Mark Olayon added 16 points for the Red Warriors who lost Nick Abanto and JC Cullar to injuries in the fourth quarter.Abanto hurt his knee late in the final quarter a few minutes after Cullar fell awkwardly on his left ankle with 6:35 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Soaring Falcons held fort at the third place with a 6-3 record while the Red Warriors saw their two-game win streak snapped and slipped to 2-7.Jerrick Ahanmisi capped off Adamson’s 19-7 run that spanned the last two quarters with a fade-away bank shot with 2:22 left in the game that gave the Soaring Falcons a 64-55 lead.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 shutoutAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren knew facing a UE team that had won two straight games would be a different task compared to their meeting in the first round which ended in a blowout, 79-60 .“It was not an easy game for us, we struggled because UE is on a streak and they really played well,” said Pumaren. “They’re not the UE team that we played during the first round.” Adamson U won its fifth game in six outings in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after swopping down on University of the East, 66-57, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  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 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 Gameslast_img read more

Photos: USC Unveils New Trojan Logo, Design Evolution

first_imgnew usc trojan logo.new usc trojan logoFriday, USC unveiled a new set of logos, calling the updates part of a “design evolution” for the program. But don’t worry, Trojans fans – the football team won’t be moving to the new Trojan logo on its helmets just yet.USC says that it’s been working with Nike for the last 18 months on the brand evolution.#USC has unveiled a new Trojan logo but it will not be used for football helmet pic.twitter.com/KO0MpW8csV— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) April 15, 2016From USC: –A new Trojan Head logo has been designed. However, the current Trojan Head on the football helmet will continue on the helmet.— Lisa Horne (@LisaHorne) April 15, 2016Here’s what the school is calling the highlights of the unveiling:–The SC interlock remains the primary logo and mark for USC Athletics, but the current script-face TROJANS above the SC interlock has been eliminated. However, the specific logos currently used by USC baseball (SC monogram) and track (SC shield) will continue to be used by those programs.–A new Trojan Head logo has been designed. However, the current Trojan Head used on the football helmet will continue in use on the helmet.–A new custom alphabet and numeral type font–based on Greek Doric architecture–is used for USC’s word marks (“USC,” “Trojans,” “Fight On”), its sport-specific logo lock-ups and other typography.–A new ornamental Greek key pattern is available for use as trim on uniforms, gear and promotional material.–USC’s primary colors remain Cardinal and Gold. But secondary colors of Black and White and a tertiary color of Metallic Gold have been added for occasional use.The refreshed look will be used on the uniforms, gear, stationery and promotional material for all 21 Trojan sports.You can see all of the new designs over at usctrojans.com. There is apparently already new USC merchandise with the changes in the bookstore.last_img read more

Provisions of Building Act Will Be Rigorously Enforced – Minister

first_img Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced. Speaking at the recent launch of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness 2019 campaign in Kingston, the Minister pointed out that the Building Act is one of the primary instruments available for the enforcement of modern building standards across the country. The legislation, which took effect on January 15, seeks to discourage new squatter settlements from being built, promote sustainable development, and establish and enforce internationally accepted building standards and rules for individuals and entities providing construction material and services. Story Highlights Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced.The legislation, which took effect on January 15, seeks to discourage new squatter settlements from being built, promote sustainable development, and establish and enforce internationally accepted building standards and rules for individuals and entities providing construction material and services.Speaking at the recent launch of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness 2019 campaign in Kingston, the Minister pointed out that the Building Act is one of the primary instruments available for the enforcement of modern building standards across the country.“I want to make it clear that the enforcement that will be seen and felt applies not only to persons and companies who are building structures, it also applies to those who live in or otherwise use existing structures,” he added.Mr. McKenzie said the Ministry will be enforcing the Act through the local building authorities, as well as the regulatory and appeals bodies established through the Act.Assistance is also being provided by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the National Compliance and Regulatory Agency (NCRA) in the area of quality control.Pointing to Sections 48 to 58 of the Act, Mr. McKenzie reminded members of the public that the Act gives the local authorities clear powers to intervene through Emergency Orders to cease building work on land that is deemed to be hazardous.It also requires owners to repair buildings certified as Dangerous Structures. Under the Act, local authorities are also empowered to demolish such a structure and recover the costs incurred by the local authority for remedial steps taken from the owner through the courts.Additionally, Section 58 states that a Judge can order the immediate removal of anyone from any building certified as a Dangerous Structure by the Local Authority’s Chief Engineering Officer, or on his or her own initiative.Provisions in the Building Act include ensuring public safety and welfare, ensuring the accessibility and safety for individuals with disabilities and promoting sustainable development.The Act also establishes that the municipalities will be the local building authorities responsible for certifying, inspecting and taking the necessary actions to change existing structures or approve new buildings.last_img read more

Draymond Green Is Better Than Ever On Defense

2016-173.4%6.4% Draymond Green’s block rate usually increases during the playoffs 2013-143.04.5 2015-163.03.8 Blocked dunks are not only difficult to accumulate, players also run the risk of becoming a potential poster. “There’s definitely a sense of urgency, but it’s also [me] not caring if I get dunked on,” Green said when asked by FiveThirtyEight about his spike in blocked dunks. “Because every time you do it, you put yourself in that position. I like the reward we can reap from getting a block. That outweighs getting dunked on. The way I see it, it’s still just two points. I try to read what the offense is trying to do and be a step early, if I can.”Green, who’s averaging just under five blocks and steals a game combined this postseason, knows his aggressive approach is inevitably going to cause some embarrassment. And that was on display in Game 4 when Utah’s Derrick Favors got the best of him on one play.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/draymonddunkedon.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But more important than a few blocked dunks, the Warriors rely heavily on Green’s instincts to read the opposing team’s offense. Many times, his ball denial or ability to close out on someone like Gordon Hayward forces the opponent to look elsewhere to get a shot; a huge accomplishment in the postseason, when teams learn which role players can handle the moment versus which ones can’t.Earlier in the series, acting Warriors coach Mike Brown was asked to compare or contrast Green’s defensive ability with that of Ben and Rasheed Wallace, from the mid-2000s Detroit Pistons teams. In his response, Brown praised Green, saying he was more versatile than those two while saying that Green took a similar leadership role in terms of how much he communicated with teammates on the court.“They anchored whatever defense they were a part of, and they did a lot of things that were kind of on the fly, that they felt,” Brown said. “That’s something Draymond does. I mean, he has carte blanche. Steve [Kerr] has empowered him since day one to quarterback the defense, and he does a heck of a job in that regard.”And as long as Green keeps improvising the way he has, it will be tough for anyone to challenge the Warriors.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Block percentage is a rate estimate of how many 2-point shots a player blocks while he’s on the court.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2012-131.83.5 SEASONREG. SEASONPLAYOFFS Much like the regular season that preceded it, this NBA postseason has been marked by some eye-popping individual performances. As he tries to reach the NBA Finals for the seventh-straight year, LeBron James has been phenomenal, even by his own ridiculous standards. Meanwhile, point guards Isaiah Thomas and John Wall have been throwing haymakers at one another for the right to face James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.But perhaps no star has raised the level of his game in the postseason as much as Golden State’s Draymond Green. Yes, he was great on offense in Game 4, recording a triple-double as his team finished a sweep of the Jazz1He averaged 16 points, nearly nine rebounds and seven assists for the series.. But it was his defense — both in this series and all postseason — that made his performance as special, if not more so, as Stephen Curry’s or Kevin Durant’s.Utah scored a meager 95 points per 100 plays with Green on the floor (down from 105 points per 100 with Green on the sidelines), connecting on just 52 percent of its shots inside of five feet with Green on the court (down from a respectable 61 percent with him on the bench), according to NBA.com. But Green’s raw defensive numbers in the series weren’t the real surprise — the Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner was statistically the best interior stopper in the NBA this season2Among players who played at least 50 games and defended three or more shots per game from close range — rather it was the emphatic way in which he repeatedly shut down the Jazz at the rim.On Monday night, Utah tried and failed to score on Green at the basket, shooting just 3 of 10 from close range with him nearby. You would have thought the Jazz had learned their lesson earlier in the series: In Game 2, they tried sneaking three alley-oops past Green, including two to Rudy Gobert, a skilled big and Defensive Player of the Year candidate in his own right. In all three instances, Green snuffed out the play.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/alleyoop1.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/draymondswat.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenswat2.mp400:0000:0000:06Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Those plays came on the heels of a series against Portland in which Green had a couple of similar rejections at the rim.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenrejection.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenrejection2.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In all, he’s blocked four dunk attempts in 283 minutes this postseason, the most in the league. It’s important to remember here that blocking the dunks of 7-foot-1-inch NBA players is about as hard as it sounds. During the regular season, players were successful on better than 90 percent of their dunk attempts, according to Basketball-Reference.com. To give Green’s postseason performance even greater context, consider this: In his entire career — five seasons and 10,627 regular-season minutes — he had four such blocks, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. 2014-152.92.5 read more