College ropers beat the pros in Reno

first_imgReno >> A couple of kids who had never been to the esteemed Bob Feist Invitational handily dominated the 39th edition of the richest one-day open roping in the world.On Monday, 21-year-old Zac Small of Welch, Oklahoma, and 20-year-old Wesley Thorp of Throckmorton, Texas, roped six steers in 42.71 seconds to split $124,000 in the overall purse plus $6,000 in two of the six rounds. They also claimed a truckload of first-place prizes that included Coats saddles, Gist buckles, Myler bits, Best …last_img read more

Commissioner green-lights Kia proposal that sends No. 1 pick to San Miguel Beer

first_imgThe Beermen are expected to make 6-foot-7 Christian Standhardinger the No. 1 pick in Sunday’s PBA rookie draft.Commissioner Chito Narvasa approved the trade on the same day that Kia officials held a press conference to explain the “unconventional basketball philosophy” behind their decision to make the deal.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 shutout“We want to be competitive, but we have a different approach,” said Kia governor Bobby Rosales, whose team will get San Miguel reserves Jay-R Reyes, Ronald Tubid and Rashawn McCarthy, plus the Beermen’s 2019 first-round pick.“I think [Standhardinger] will be a great asset to any team, it just so happens that the philosophy of our basketball team is we like to play unconventional basketball,” said team manager Joe Lipa. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Give us a chance to prove this philosophy,” Rosales added.It was that philosophy that paved the way for Narvasa’s approval.“They said it’s in their philosophy that they want players who are hungry,” said Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo eyes semis bonus The trade that has everyone up in arms is going to push through, and credit—or criticism—should go to the Kia Picanto, whose officials justified their decision to deal away a precious No. 1 pick for San Miguel Beer’s bench mob.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READlast_img read more

V-C, senior officials leave JU campus after 25-hr gherao

first_imgKolkata: After remaining gheraoed for more than 25 hours, Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das and senior administrative officials of the university left the campus late on Tuesday night.The students were agitating, demanding immediate closure of the Centre for Disability Studies in the varsity, alleging misappropriation of funds on the part of those involved in running the Centre since Monday evening. They had earlier placed this demand at the Executive Council (EC) meeting. “The way they have pressed for their demand is undemocratic. I have nothing more to say. I am very tired,” Das said. The university authorities have faced a similar situation five times in the last few months. On February 19, when the students agitated demanding students’ union election, Das was allegedly heckled by a section of students and was hospitalised. He had just joined the university then. Pro vice-chancellor Pradip Ghosh, who also left the campus late on Tuesday night after being gheroaed, said that the authorities have formed a multi-member committee to review activities of all 40 centres under the varsity and also the various schools in it. But the students were bent upon immediate closure of the centre and encroached in front of Aurobindo Bhavan, the administrative building of the varsity. Manojit Mandal, coordinator of the centre and an EC member, said that the project over which a section of students are agitating is translation of an authentic biography of Rabindranath Tagore from Bengali to English. “It has been approved by the university and classes have begun with four students just a week ago. Not an iota of Rs 25 lakh that has been allocated for the project by the state government, has been spent. So how can they allege misappropriation?” Mandal questioned. Meanwhile, the agitating students said that they have lifted their gherao but will continue to press for their demand.last_img read more

Elderly woman sets herself on fire

first_imgKolkata: An elderly woman reportedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire on Monday. The deceased identified as Lakshmi Mondal (90) lived with her grandson’s family at Phoolbagan.According to a source, Mondal lived with her grandson Babul and his family of three for long time in a shanty. It is alleged that Babul along with his wife and son resided in a room while the elderly woman stayed outside the room in an open space. Mondal was reportedly was suffering from acute pain in her waist since long time. On the wee hours of Monday she set herself on fire by pouring kerosene. Babul woke up after he started feeling hot due to the flames and experienced a burning smell. However, he couldn’t do anything as Mondal lied outside the room and was already in flames. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen he and other family members screamed for help, the neighbours rushed and poured water on Mondal’s body to put out the flames. Babul’s son informed police about the incident. Police personnel from Phoolbagan police station arrived and recovered Mondal. She was rushed to the NRS Medical College and Hospital. While the doctors were attending her, Mondal reportedly said that she set herself on fire as she couldn’t bear the pain in her waist and back. In the afternoon, she succumbed to her burn injuries. Though no foul play could be detected, the police are investigating the case from all possible angles. An unnatural death case has been registered and no complaint has been lodged against anyone till Tuesday.last_img read more

NBA Power Ratings And Playoff Odds Celtics And Nets Up Heat And

With only eight days remaining in the 2014-15 regular season, it’s time to check in on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. If you’re wondering how these numbers work, the short version is that all 30 NBA teams are ranked according to a projection of their true talent over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the methodology,1This week, we tweaked the simulation methodology to include the NBA’s official tie-breaking procedures. Before this week, we had been approximating tie breakers. see our introductory rankings post.The Eastern Conference playoff plot continues to thicken. Last Monday in this space, our model listed the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers with playoff probabilities of 76 percent and 50 percent, respectively, with the Brooklyn Nets (38 percent) and Boston Celtics (25 percent) likely to be on the outside looking in.Now, the tables have turned.The Celtics, aided by a 3-1 record over the past week (and an improved power rating), now sport a 57 percent playoff probability and more expected end-of-season wins than either Miami or Indiana. Likewise, the Nets leapfrogged the Pacers and Heat by an even greater margin after going 4-1 over the past week-plus. Brooklyn’s chances of making the playoffs are now nearly 77 percent, a radical departure from its 17 percent postseason probability of two weeks prior.And if Brooklyn and Boston are now in the driver’s seats for the final pair of Eastern Conference playoff berths, that means the Heat and Pacers are currently both underdogs to make the postseason. Miami has lost four straight games, and its power rating is down because several of its good RPM players (such as Luol Deng, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen) are listed as day-to-day with injuries. And for its part, Indiana went 2-2 on the week-plus, but even at .500, the Pacers lost ground to the surging Celtics and Nets.The Heat have things a bit better than the Pacers. They face an easier remaining schedule, and the league’s tie-breakers favor them in the event of a tie with Boston and/or Brooklyn, which accounts for Miami’s superior playoff odds despite a projected win tally identical to that of Indiana. But for each team, it’s a big reversal from where they stood just a week ago.So while there’s little time left in the schedule, the Eastern Conference playoff picture is no clearer than it’s been the past few weeks — the front-runners to get in are just different. read more

Bellamy insists Poch should have rested Kane

first_imgFormer Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy insists Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should have rested star player Harry Kane after his participation at this summer’s World Cup.The England international who finished as top scorer of the tournament with six goals was a substitute during England’s 1-0 victory of Switzerland in a friendly on Tuesday.Former Wales and Liverpool forward Bellamy said on Sky Sports’ The Debate that he thinks Tottenham should have rested Kane at the start of the season.“It’s difficult for Mauricio Pochettino. I love him as a manager, but he should have said ‘I am not using you, you need time off to rest, I am not going to use you for the next two or three games, so go on holiday, freshen up, because I want you for the rest of the season.’“But he has had a couple of weeks off after the World Cup, come back into training and then straight into games. He’s gone straight into Premier League games with high intensity, and he is nowhere near that level with his lack of training and conditioning.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Bellamy added that England could have also rested Kane, and thinks his current workload could lead to injury.“England should have said ‘you did great for us at the World Cup, we can’t use you for the next two games. Spurs are not resting you so we are going to have to take that responsibility to thank Spurs for having you for the World Cup.”Something has to give because nature will take its course and Kane will get injured. If he carries on at this rate, with his lack of freshness – which makes him more high risk and vulnerable to injury – the decision will get made for Spurs and England where he could miss a couple of months with injury.“He will get his rest then but it will be the wrong rest. He needs time off, he needs to stay away for a couple of weeks.”last_img read more

United lack leaders – Keane

first_imgFormer Manchester United captain Roy Keane says there are no leaders in the current squad and believes that Jose Mourinho has no trust in his players.United have had a poor start to the season, leaving Mourinho and key players under pressure and intense scrutiny.The Red Devils are currently 16 points behind Liverpool ahead of their clash on Sunday and Keane believes the players should take responsibility for their season so far.“In my time at United, when you talk about trophies, you need, obviously, very good players. But I also felt we had really good characters, really good people. People you want to be in the trenches with,” Keane told Sky Sports.“I still can’t figure this United team out. The key, as well, to be a top player, is to do it week in, week out. I see United every few weeks and think, ‘yeah they’re looking not bad’. Then they look disinterested, which is no good for any of the big clubs.“I think they’ve certainly lost their way and I look at the lack of characters, the lack of leaders in the team and you come unstuck, especially in the big games.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“When you’re a manager or working on the sidelines you want to be able to trust most of your players. I don’t think Mourinho has too much trust in a lot of United players.“He made a point against Arsenal last week when they drew and the standard of the game was really poor, he said in his interview after the game his big worry was every time the ball went in the box he felt like they were going to concede.“If you’re the manager sitting on the sidelines watching and you felt you were going to concede every time the ball went in your box, you’re in trouble.“So he definitely doesn’t trust his back four. People say he’s spent money on it, which he has done, but it doesn’t mean to say [he trusts them]. They’ve made mistakes. They’ve got to go and purchase four defenders.“But at some stage, the players have to take responsibility for it. I know people say Mourinho has to get the fellas on side, but we’re talking about a lot of international players here and if you’re on that pitch and you’re not looking after the ball or you’re sloppy in possession that does come down to the player. At some stage, your own pride has got to kick in, as a professional footballer.”last_img read more

2 San Diego police officers shot in College Area shooting have been

first_img2 San Diego police officers shot in College Area shooting have been identified 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of two police officers wounded over in a weekend shootout, which left a suspect dead in a College-area apartment, went home today to continue recuperating, police said.Dan Bihum, an 18-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, was discharged from a trauma center two days after he and fellow patrolman Francisco Roman were shot while trying to enter a Rolando Court residence in response to an emergency call.Finding themselves under attack, Roman and a third officer returned fire. The suspected assailant, 28-year-old Joe M. Darwish, was later found dead inside his rental residence. Roman, a three-year department member, remained hospitalized this afternoon in stable condition, Lt. Anthony Dupree said. The events that led to the exchange of gunfire began about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, when a loud and violent-sounding dispute was reported in a neighborhood just southeast of San Diego State University.As officers were trying to contact any occupants of the apartment where the disturbance had occurred, they noticed the smell of something burning. Getting no response from anyone in the residence and believing there might be a fire starting, the patrol personnel made entry and were immediately met with gunfire, Dupree said. Roman and Officer Shawn Boggeman shot back before retreating and seeking help for the wounded patrolmen.Medics took Bihum and Roman to hospitals, where they were admitted in stable condition. A SWAT team, meanwhile, was summoned to take up positions around Darwish’s apartment and prepare to enter it forcibly, if necessary. After several hours, the special weapons and tactics personnel stormed into the residence and found Darwish dead. It was not immediately clear if he had succumbed to police gunfire or if he might have shot himself.Darwish had a “criminal history,” and police had responded to incidents at his apartment “numerous times over the last several years,” SDPD Chief David Nisleit told reporters.San Diego Police have identified the suspect and two officers wounded in Saturday’s College Area shooting. The San Diego Police Department Press Release can be read below.On Saturday June 23, 2018, at about 10:16 p.m., uniformed San Diego PoliceOfficers responded to a radio call of a violent disturbance in the 4800 block of Rolando Ct.Officers attempted to contact the subject at his apartment. As the officers were at the frontdoor, they could smell something burning coming from inside the location. Fire Fighterswere called to the location to evaluate for a fire.After getting no response at the front door, Officers and Fire Fighters made entry to theapartment to check for a possible fire. Once the front door opened, the officers and FireFighters were met with gun fire. The officers returned fire and exited the apartment. TwoSan Diego Police officers were struck with gun fire and were transported to local hospitals.One officer is in serious but stable condition and the other officer is in stable condition.Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel arrived at the scene and eventually madeentry into the apartment and located the suspect inside deceased.The two officers injured have been identified as Francisco Roman, a 3-year veteran (instable condition at a local hospital), and Dan Bihum, a 18-year veteran (Released from thehospital today) of the San Diego Police Department. Officers Roman and Officer ShawnBoggeman, a 4-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, returned fire. All officersare assigned to Eastern Division.The suspect has been identified as 28-year old Joe M. Darwish of San Diego.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619)531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.KUSI has confirmed that the following images are of the shooter, Joe M. Darwish. Original Story (June 24, 8:17 AM) –  Posted: June 25, 2018 Updated: 7:19 PM FacebookTwitter Maggie Delmore, , Ashlie Rodriguez, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTwo police officers were shot and wounded, one seriously, in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead Sunday.One officer, a three-year veteran of the department, was listed in serious, but stable condition. The second officer, an 18- year veteran of the department, was listed in stable condition.Both men are expected to survive their injuries, said San Diego police chief David Nisleit during a 7:30 a..m. news conference at police headquarters.Officers were dispatched about 10:15 p.m. Saturday to 4860 Rolando Court, Nisleit said, in response to a “violent disturbance” call.“Officers got there and knocked on the door and got no response,” he said. “But at that time, smelled what they thought was fire.”  Officers requested the fire department.“Officers made a decision to open the door. Before they did that they, though, they knocked on the door and asked the occupant to respond.“There was no response so the officers opened the door,” he continued. “Upon opening the door, they were met by gunfire.”It was unclear if the suspect, who was found dead inside the apartment, was struck by police gunfire, Nisleit said. Two of three officers there shot their guns.“It is believed that he was probably lighting something on fire, but until we get inside and take a look at the apartment, we do not fully know that,” said Nisleit, adding that the caller to police “heard cursing being thrown about” possibly to a female.A SWAT team had continued to confront the barricaded suspect in a standoff that lasted more than two hours. “We had to do quite a few evacuations,” Nisleit said.Several residents from the nearby Tuscany Place apartment complex were evacuated during the standoff, but were allowed to return as of 2 a.m.Nisleit said the department’s Homicide Unit was — at 7:30 a.m. — still waiting for a judge to approve a search warrant for the home.Two Homicide Unit teams were at the location, said San Diego police Capt, Mike Hastings.“This will be a long process throughout the day — maybe into the evening,” the police chief said.Nisleit said the suspect has a “criminal history” and that police have response to the location “numerous times over the last several years.”The name of the suspect will be released pending notification of next of kin, he said. June 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News #SDPOA has been notified of fake/scam donation sites of individuals taking advantage of heroic acts of two @SanDiegoPD Officers. is the only legitimate site for donation for Officers— San Diego Police OA (@SDPOA) June 24, 2018 Maggie Delmore, , Ashlie Rodriguez last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For July 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, July 8, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its Monthly Open House from 2pm to 4pm.  Come get a free tour of the historic Harnden Tavern.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

WILMINGTONS REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS Diehl Wins Big Lively Almost Catches Baker Tarr

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Nearly 1,500 Wilmington voters pulled Republican ballots for the State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 4. Below are how they voted:Contested RacesU.S. Senate Candidate Geoff Diehl (861 votes, 61%) soundly defeated John Kingston (368 votes, 26%) and Beth Linstrom (187 votes, 13%). 71 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 7 chose to write in a candidate.Governor Charlie Baker (815 votes) beat Scott Lively (653 votes), 55.5% to 44.5%. 24 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 2 chose to write in a candidate.State Attorney General candidate James McMahon (730 votes) defeated Daniel Shores (471 votes), 61% to 39%. 290 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 3 chose to write in a candidate.State Representative candidate Pina Prinzivalli (751 votes) easily defeated Erin Buckley (351 votes), 68% to 32%. This was technically a contested race, but Buckley withdrew several weeks ago. Due to the timing of her withdrawal, her name remained on the ballot. 136 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 5 chose to write in a candidate.Uncontested RacesState Senator Bruce Tarr received 1172 votes. 312 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 10 chose to write in a candidate.Secretary of State candidate Anthony Amore received 1043 votes. 436 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 15 chose to write in a candidate.Lt. Governor Karyn Polito received 1027 votes. 437 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 30 chose to write in a candidate.State Treasurer candidate Keiko Orrall received 1,013 votes. 472 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 9 chose to write in a candidate.U.S. Congressional candidate Joseph Schneider received 1026 votes. 454 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 14 chose to write in a candidate.State Auditor candidate Helen Brady received 998 votes. 485 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 11 chose to write in a candidate.Governor’s Council candidate Richard Baker received 989 votes. 497 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 8 chose to write in a candidate.No CandidateThere was no Republican candidate for State Presentative in the 21st Middlesex District (Precinct 3). The seat is currently held by Democrat Ken Gordon.There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex District Attorney. The seat is currently held by Democrat Marian Ryan.There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex County Clerk. The seat is currently held by Democrat Michael Sullivan.There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex Registry of Deeds. The seat is currently held by Democrat Dick Howe.Voter Turnout4,566 of Wilmington’s 17,009 voters went to the polls on Tuesday, representing a 26.84% turnout.3,061 Democratic ballots were cast. 1,494 Republican ballots were cast. 11 Libertarian ballots were cast.The above numbers are uncertified results from the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS: Gonzalez & Palfrey Eek It Out; Ryan & Galvin Cruise; Warren UnderperformsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”last_img read more