Utah dominates Washington State for 88-70 victory

first_imgJanuary 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah dominates Washington State for 88-70 victory Utah took a 11-5 lead on back-to-back layups from Gach after Washington State went nearly six minutes without scoring a basket. Wade ended the drought with a jumper and added a layup to punctuate a 6-0 run that tied it at 11. Charles Jones, Jr. and Riley Battin each added 11 points while Sedrick Barefield and Parker Van Dyke chipped in 10 apiece for the Utes. Barefield also dished out seven assists. UP NEXT Utah hosts Colorado on Jan. 20. Utah came out on fire after halftime to completely pull away from the Cougars. The Utes scored baskets on seven straight possessions, culminating in a dunk from Jayce Johnson, to take a 62-32 lead with 13:19 remaining. All seven baskets were layups or dunks. Washington State hosts California on Thursday. Washington State opened a door for the decisive run by missing eight straight shots and committing three turnovers over a 4½ minute stretch. THE BIG PICTURE Washington State’s leading scorer Robert Franks missed his fourth consecutive game while recovering from a hip contusion. The senior forward did not travel with the Cougars to Boulder or Salt Lake City this week. Franks is averaging 22.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for this season. C.J. Elleby scored 21 points and Isaiah Wade added 12 to lead Washington State. The Cougars (7-9, 0-3) have lost all eight games they have played outside Pullman this season.center_img Without Franks in the lineup, the Cougars looked lost on offense and fell victim to multiple prolonged shooting and scoring droughts. Van Dyke kept the Cougars from actually taking the lead. He drained a 3-pointer to put Utah back in front. Then the senior guard stole the ball and took it in for a dunk. Van Dyke’s two baskets sparked a 15-0 run that gave the Utes a 26-11 lead. Tags: Pac 12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Utah: The Utes bounced back from a ragged offensive performance against Washington by driving into the paint and getting out in transition. Utah finished with 48 points in the paint and tallied 24 fast break points against Washington State after scoring 26 in the paint and 12 in transition against the Huskies. It helped the Utes overcome 16 turnovers that led to 22 points for the Cougars. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 15 points and collected nine rebounds while Both Gach added 14 points to lead Utah to an 88-70 victory over Washington State on Saturday night. Utah (8-8, 2-2 Pac-12) snapped a two-game losing streak and beat the Cougars for the 17th consecutive time in Salt Lake City, dating back to 1946. Washington State: Turnovers and poor perimeter shooting doomed the Cougars on offense for the second straight game. Washington State coughed up 13 turnovers, leading to 21 points for Utah and averaged 12.5 turnovers per game on its road trip this week. The Cougars also shot just 5 of 24 from 3-point range after going 2 of 18 from the perimeter against Colorado. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

First female enlisted sailor earns submarine qualification

first_img View post tag: Ohio-class Authorities One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine earned her submarine qualification, or “dolphins,” Aug. 2 and is preparing to deploy aboard USS Michigan (SSGN 727).Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, a native of Los Angeles, became the first female enlisted sailor to earn her silver dolphins in a pinning ceremony held at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on Tuesday.Though assigned to Michigan, Saavedra embarked aboard USS Ohio (SSGN 726), which is currently deployed, to earn her basic, advanced, and underway watch qualifications.“I couldn’t be more proud to wear the ‘dolphins,’” said Saavedra. “To have earned the respect of my fellow submariners is more rewarding than expected. I am honored to serve as a qualified member in such a prestigious community.”USS Michigan is currently conducting a major maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where it is being modified to better suit female sailors. The submarine completed its time in dry dock and is wrapping up the maintenance period later this summer.This will bring the ship one step closer to setting sail for the first time with female submariners. Work accomplished during the maintenance period will include the modification of living quarters for female chief petty officers and enlisted crew members.In June 2012, the first female supply officer earned her submarine qualification and the first three unrestricted line officers earned their gold dolphins the following December. Structural changes to the submarine weren’t necessary at the time. Because officers bunk in three-man staterooms, the new female officers’ living space was already separated from the common areas of the ship.Since the first selections were made in 2015, female enlisted sailors have attended the Basic Enlisted Submarine School at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Many of those selected had to cross-rate, which also included retraining in their new rating.Thirty-eight sailors were selected in the second cycle announced in May 2016 and have entered the training pipeline; they will be assigned to USS Florida (SSGN 728), based out of Kings Bay, Georgia.The third application window for enlisted women on submarines will be announced in an October 2016 Naval message, or NAVADMIN. The selectees for the third round of selections will serve aboard USS Ohio (SSGN 726), home ported in Bangor, Washington. First female enlisted sailor earns submarine qualification View post tag: US Navy August 3, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today First female enlisted sailor earns submarine qualification View post tag: submarine Share this articlelast_img read more

What’s good for employee health is good for the company

first_imgWhen a company puts a priority on employee wellness and contributing to health in the community and environment, it may benefit by having lower healthcare costs, improved worker retention, reduced absenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and even a healthier bottom line, according to a Nov. 16, 2016 Fortune article about a new book co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s John Quelch.The article was a review of the book Building a Culture of Health: A New Imperative for Business, written by Quelch, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard Chan School and the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS) and HBS’s Emily Boudreau. The book grew out of an HBS conference last April that was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read Full Storylast_img read more

5 Perfectly Good Reasons You Might Be Single.

first_img Tweet LifestyleRelationships 5 Perfectly Good Reasons You Might Be Single. by: – May 27, 2011 by Scott Alden for HowAboutWeFor us single folks, it can get a little tiresome having our relationship status constantly framed as a problem. Sure, some may have issues that they’re unaware of that are keeping them out of the relationship they want, but, on the other hand many of us are just fine where we are.I recently spoke with writer, experienced dater and all-around-bad-ass Rachel Khona about the misconceptions that many people have about the unattached masses.“Single women are often portrayed as marriage/baby hungry predators who are just looking to sink their claws into a man. Single men are often seen as non-committal and only out for some poon. The reality is there are men and women on both sides of the spectrum and in-between,” Khona says. “These days more women are interested in having a good time and I actually find a lot of men who do want commitment. I think people have a few bad experiences and they start to stereotype the opposite sex, but that’s just kookoo for cocoa puffs.”Indeed.These misconceptions often affect the way that singles view themselves, too. They come to believe that their relationship status reflects poorly on them: They must be too desperate, too immature, or just too screwed up for relationships.Take heart. You might be single for perfectly good reasons. Here’s 5.1. You’re Not Looking For Just Any Relationship. You’re Looking For The Right One.There are those people who get married right out of college and are 100 percent sure of that choice and live happily ever after. The rest of us might need to figure out what we’re really looking for before taking that next step. What you actually want may be very different from what you imagine, and it helps to know what’s really out there. According to Khona, casual dating is an excellent way to learn about your needs, desires and deal-breakers:“You might think you’re OK dating a starving artist until you realize you’re tired of hanging out with someone who’s broke. Or you may start dating someone who’s really amazing personality-wise, but sucks in bed — and realize that bad bedroom skills is a deal-breaker. Or you may realize you no longer want to date a guy who doesn’t share the same political views as you. Dating is a learning experience. You trip, you fall, you make mistakes, and you learn from them. Once you learn a lesson, your point of view shifts, and you start attracting different people.”2. You’re Totally Traumatized By Your Last RelationshipIn which case, OWN that. It’s really important that you don’t jump into anything you’re not ready for before you’ve put in some real time processing that loss. If you can keep one foot in the dating game, have some fun and build up your confidence? Power to you.3. You’re Enjoying Dating Multiple PeopleAbsolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s better to be upfront about it, but if that’s what’s working for you and no one else has a problem with it, why not? 4. You’re BusyRelationships are time consuming and you’ve got stuff to do. Maybe you’re focusing on your career, or your art, or school, or you’re a detective who’s this close to cracking that big case. Sure, it’s worth it for the right relationship, but if you’re someone who has a hard time balancing your work life, your love life and your social life (which is pretty much everyone, right?) then casual dating might just work better for you until you’re on more solid ground career-wise. Just be aware that if a relationship is something you want in your life, at some point you’ll have to put some energy into that.5. You Have Things To Be Learned From Being SingleOften, you’ll hear single folks say that they’re “taking a break from relationships to work on themselves.” It’s become something of a cliche, but there is a lot of truth to it. I asked Khona for her take on what can be learned from being single that can’t be learned from a relationship:“How to be independent. How to take care of yourself. It’s nice because you know that when you meet someone, it’s because you want to be with them and not because you need to be with them. Personally, I feel like I can be my own person rather than swaying to the will of a guy. Kind of like an oak tree, instead of a palm tree.”Agreed. If you’re using your single time to get solid in yourself, you’re just going to be that much more solid in a relationship when the time is right.Whether it’s a means to an end, a phase, or a lifestyle choice, being single should never be a source of shame. Dating can be enjoyed for what it is, whether you’re actively seeking a relationship, or not. Share Sharecenter_img 38 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Oti Akenten backs Dede Ayew for CAF award

first_imgTechnical Director of the Ghana Football Association, Oti Akenten, has backed Black Stars midfielder Andre Ayew to win the prestigious African Player of the Year.Ayew was shortlisted for the award alongside Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Ivorian Yaya Toure.Toure, the reigning best player and four time winner, has been tipped to win yet again but Oti believes Ayew is worth the nomination and could well win the award.“If you are playing for a club like Man City and I am playing for Swansea it becomes a bit more difficult that they will leave the Man City player and then pick somebody of that nature at that level,” he told Joy Sports.“But that notwithstanding, things keep changing like football be it as dynamic as it is.”“It can also go in your favor even if you are playing in a small club. It works, once you’ve been shortlisted into the top three definitely it is going to work for him.” “Looking at this year and last year, I think Ayew has done a lot of work. Even scoring on his debut.”“He has done a lot of work that that could earn him the award.”The awards ceremony is slated for January 7 in Abuja.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

DELAY GRANTED IN CAMARGO-FLORES MURDER TRIAL

first_imgA judge has granted another trial delay for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in Sioux City.The trial of 21-year-old Melissa Camargo-Flores was scheduled to begin February 19th, but attorneys sought a delay because of the case’s extensive pretrial process.Woodbury County District Court records say a status conference is set for March 29th, when a new trial date likely will be ordered.Camargo-Flores has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the Sioux City slaying of 24-year-old Kenia Alvarez-Flores on April 8th of 2018.Court documents say Camargo-Flores admitted stabbing Alvarez-Flores.Camargo-Flores told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with the victim’s boyfriend.Authorities say the two women were not related.last_img

Xavi criticises Madrid’s Lopetegui timing

first_imgReal Madrid Xavi criticises Real Madrid’s timing of Lopetegui appointment Dejan Kalinic 14:20 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Xavi - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Spain World Cup Primera División The Barcelona legend and World Cup winner has questioned the Blancos’ decision to announce a deal with a new boss which has stunned the Spain side Spain great Xavi has criticised the timing of Julen Lopetegui being announced as Real Madrid coach.Lopetegui was stunningly sacked as Spain boss on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he would be Zinedine Zidane’s successor at Madrid.Xavi, a 133-time Spain international, was unhappy with the timing of the announcement of Lopetegui’s Madrid move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I am not the person to talk about it [Lopetegui joining Madrid],” the Barcelona great told Radio Marca.”It was not the most ideal or opportune moment.”Lopetegui’s sacking came just two days before Spain’s opening game against Portugal in Sochi.But Xavi believes the nation, who will be led by Fernando Hierro, can still have a strong World Cup.”You never know, the players have already seen it all and sure, they can play a good role at the World Cup,” he said.”Leadership will not be missing, there is [Sergio] Ramos, [Gerard] Pique, [Andres] Iniesta.”There are very prepared people and a very good atmosphere. It’s not the best situation but at the same time, it unites them more and they give more of themselves, you never know.”last_img read more

PRRD evacuates residents near the Peace River Lookout

first_imgThe PRRD is asking those residents to leave immediately and do the following:Close all windows and doorsShut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezersClose gates (latch) but do not lockThe Fort St. John RCMP and North Peace Search and Rescue are helping with the evacuation. CLARIFICATION:  This evacuation order is only affecting two properties and the lookout.  Residents in the Old Fort are not under an evacuation order or alert at this time.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order for some residents near the Peace River Lookout.The Peace River Lookout and the lands directly south and south-east including 9819 240 Road and 9909 240 Road.  Residents in those homes are asked to leave immediately and should report to the evacuation centre by calling 250-784-3200.last_img read more

Former OSU golfer catches big break on reality show

Fighting off her nerves and attempting to stay poised, former Ohio State Buckeye Carling Coffing walked down the 17th fairway at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club with victory on her mind. Competing against Tulane grad Lili Alvarez in 18 holes of match play to determine the champion of the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Sandals Resorts,” each golfer’s approach shot landed safely onto the 17th green. Hands shaking and heart pounding, Coffing stood over her 25-foot putt with a chance to go 1-up with one hole to play and all but secure the match. Exhibiting the same composure that propelled her to the finals, she once again rose to the occasion and sunk the biggest putt of her life. “When I made that putt on 17 to really seal the deal, I know it wasn’t over yet. But in my heart, I knew that I was going to be the champion,” Coffing said. “It was an indescribable feeling. You think of your family and your friends and your hard work and what’s coming up and all those thoughts in about a half a second.” The 24-year-old’s clutch performance on the penultimate hole proved to be the turning point as Coffing stood on the 18th green amid a shower of champagne while being crowned “Big Break” champion. Growing up on a small farm in Middletown, Ohio, Coffing began playing golf at the age of 10. If it was more than 32 degrees outside, she was out on the golf course, she said. Soon, that dedication to the sport began to pay off. After a successful high school career, which included a state championship her junior year, Carling continued her golfing career as a Buckeye. “I have been a Buckeye fan my entire life, and who doesn’t love the Buckeyes?” she said. “I have been cheering on Coach (Jim) Tressel since I was a little girl, and at the time, the Ohio State golf team was top 10 in the nation, so it was a perfect fit for me.” Her skills on the links translated just fine to the collegiate level, as she earned Freshman of the Year honors in 2005 and twice garnered All-Big Ten second-team accolades. In addition to increasing her passion for golf, Carling discovered the world of broadcasting while in Columbus. Working with CoachTressel.com and ohiostatebuckeyes.com while in school, Carling honed her broadcasting prowess. After graduation, she took both her golf game and broadcasting abilities to the next level. Turning professional in 2008, the OSU alumna has been a member of the Duramed FUTURES Tour (the LPGA developmental tour) ever since. She even branched out with her broadcasting skills, producing her own video blog documenting life on tour for GolfChannel.com in the 2009 season. “It is always important to have the plan B, but at this point in my career, I am not stopping until I am No. 1 in the world and that is my attitude,” Coffing said. “If you are going to go for the LPGA, you have to go at it 100 percent or you’re never going to make it.” And “Big Break” might have provided just the confidence she needed to reach her long sought-after goal. After failing to earn her LPGA Tour card by three strokes nearly a year ago, Carling said she was “devastated.” However, just a few weeks after the disappointment, the Golf Channel provided the ultimate pick-me-up, informing her she would be one of 11 girls on the latest installment of the show. “When they held auditions at one of the FUTURES Tour events, they had us hit golf balls in front of the camera and they did a five-minute interview,” she said. “I convinced them that this spunky little diabetic chick had something to bring.” She certainly did. Surviving 10 episodes filled with an array of golf challenges, Coffing pulled out all the stops en route to being declared winner. Along with the satisfaction of her triumph, Coffing will receive assistance in her quest toward receiving her tour card in the form of having her LPGA qualifying school paid for and receiving an exempt status for the 2010 LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational, among other prizes. “She has a lot of courage and a lot of belief in herself, which I think is a vital component to making the next level,” said Therese Hession, Coffing’s former coach and current OSU women’s golf coach. “She will give it 100 percent whatever she decides to go into.” But even with her newfound stardom, Coffing, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 5, has not lost sight of what truly matters. Promising to donate 5 percent of her earnings to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the longtime diabetic is using her status to promote the cause. “Being diabetic is a struggle,” she said. “Although I have overcome it and done a great job of not letting it set me back, it is really time for us all to put one foot forward and find a cure for this because we are so close.” As for Carling’s professional future, she has a revitalized confidence thanks to her big win and is currently in talks with the Golf Channel about future opportunities to appear in front of the camera. “I really proved to myself that I can make it on tour, and that is another huge step toward making it on the LPGA,” she said. “I also realized that I really missed being in front of the camera because I really have a passion for broadcasting and I look forward to getting back into it one day. So don’t turn your TVs off yet.” read more

Ohio State confident in JT Barrett after losing Braxton Miller to injury

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett scans the field during practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Aug. 9.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen a team loses its best player, not many expect the days following to be very positive.Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said that was not the case following the news that senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entirety of the 2014 season after re-injuring his shoulder Monday.“It would be hard to say it wasn’t — maybe the best practice we’ve had since our staff has come to Ohio State,” Meyer said Wednesday. “High energy, especially for practice 20. Really impressed.”On Saturday, Meyer announced redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett had earned a slight edge on redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones for the backup quarterback position. With Miller out for the year, Barrett will likely be thrust into the starting role, something in which Meyer said he is confident.“J.T. had about 300 competitive throws this fall, where when (former OSU quarterback) Kenny Guiton went into the game a couple years ago, I think he had six,” Meyer said. “He (Barrett) is a meticulous guy.”Meyer was not shy about comparing Barrett to Guiton, going as far as calling Barrett “Guiton-ish.”Senior cornerback Doran Grant also said he sees similarities between Barrett and Guiton.“J.T. does what KG does. He has had a lot of competitive reps this fall and has been looking pretty good,” Grant said. “They call him ‘The Distributor’ — that’s a good name for him because he is doing what he has to do.”Meyer said he also believes that Barrett’s ability to spread the ball around to the rest of the offense is one of his best skills.“Some of the best quarterbacks are great distributors,” Meyer said. “I thought Kenny Guiton was one of the best I have been around as far as getting the ball out rather quickly and distributing to playmakers…my initial evaluation of J.T. is that he is very good at that.”Grant said he has been impressed with not only Barrett’s play but also his leadership on the team.“I don’t think a lot of guys know this, but he (Barrett) was a part of the leadership committee as a true freshman,” Grant said. “He was the third or fourth quarterback on the depth chart (last season)…he just has those leadership qualities, and that has shown on the field.”Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman echoed Grant’s comments on Barrett and said the young quarterback has other positive qualities to bring to the table as well.“He is a great leader. He is super smart, he’s a hard worker and I think that was the case before this happened,” Heuerman said. “He handles his business and does everything right, and we have full confidence in him and full trust.“We’re behind him 100 percent.”Although the discussion was almost solely focused on Barrett and Miller, Meyer said he will still consider playing both Barrett and Jones week one against Navy.Meyer said both Barrett and Jones have positive qualities to their game.“J.T. has a pretty good release, and he has a good skill level. Cardale has got just a cannon,” Meyer said.Despite the confidence in Barrett, the loss of Miller still was not easy to take at first, Heuerman said.“I was with him when his shoulder was out of place, and I had never seen him like that,” Heuerman said. “He was in pain. So we kind of knew right away that it wasn’t going to be good.”Heuerman said that although Miller is lost for the year, he is confident that the Buckeyes will be fine with Barrett when surrounded by playmakers.“We got a lot of playmakers, and we are going to have to rely on them a lot to make plays,” Heuerman said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to open the 2014 season on Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore against Navy. Kickoff is set for noon. read more