C. Michigan looks to extend streak vs W. Michigan

first_imgVARYING EXPERIENCE: Central Michigan has been fueled by senior leadership this year while Western Michigan has depended on freshmen. Seniors Kevin McKay, David DiLeo, Dallas Morgan and Rob Montgomery have collectively accounted for 64 percent of Central Michigan’s scoring this season and 69 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. On the other side, freshmen Brandon Johnson, B. Artis White and Titus Wright have collectively scored 41 percent of the team’s points this year and have accounted for 55 percent of all Broncos points over their last five.JUMPING FOR JOHNSON: Johnson has connected on 32.3 percent of the 62 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 7 over the last three games. He’s also converted 73.4 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Central Michigan is 0-8 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 13-9 when it scores at least 68.COMING UP SHORT: Western Michigan has dropped its last three road games, scoring 57.7 points and allowing 71 points during those contests. Central Michigan has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 72.7 points while giving up 82.DID YOU KNOW: The Central Michigan offense has scored 78.5 points per game this season, ranking the Chippewas 23rd nationally. The Western Michigan defense has allowed 71.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 210th).___ Associated Press March 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWestern Michigan (13-17, 6-11) vs. Central Michigan (13-17, 6-11)McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Western Michigan. In its last five wins against the Broncos, Central Michigan has won by an average of 12 points. Western Michigan’s last win in the series came on Feb. 20, 2018, an 83-81 victory.center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com C. Michigan looks to extend streak vs W. Michiganlast_img read more

Aubameyang, Sanchez makes themselves at home as Man Utd cut gap on City

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his Arsenal debut but was overshadowed by Aaron Ramsey’s hat-trick in a 5-1 Premier League thrashing of Everton, while former Gunner Alexis Sanchez netted his first Manchester United goal on Saturday.Club record signing Aubameyang immediately rekindled his relationship with former Borussia Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, also making his home bow, as Arsenal’s new-look front line shone, but it was Ramsey who provided much of the end product with his first career hat-trick. Laurent Koscielny was also on target.It was Sanchez’s departure that paved the way for Mkhitaryan’s move to the Emirates Stadium from Manchester United, but the Chilean also got accustomed to his new home, scoring at the second attempt after his penalty was saved as Jose Mourinho’s men eased past Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Old Trafford.Victory moved United to within 13 points of runaway leaders Manchester City, who dropped points for just the fourth time in the Premier League this season in a 1-1 draw at Burnley. Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s equaliser eight minutes from time cancelled out Danilo’s spectacular opener.A renewed sense of optimism at Arsenal following not only Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan’s arrivals, but also Mesut Ozil’s decision to commit to a new contract this week, exploded in a four-goal salvo in the opening 37 minutes.Mkhitaryan teed up Ramsey for an early tap-in before Koscielny bundled home Shkodran Mustafi’s flick-on and Ramsey’s long-range effort deflected in off Eliaquim Mangala on his Everton debut.The moment the Arsenal faithful had been waiting for came eight minutes before the break when Aubameyang chipped home Mkhitaryan’s through ball and the goal was allowed to stand despite the Gabon striker clearly being offside when the pass was played.Everton restored some pride after the break as Dominic Calvert-Lewin reduced the arrears 25 minutes from time before Ramsey completed his hat-trick to move Arsenal back to within five points of the top four.,– United scale ‘Berlin wall’ –Mourinho had called on his players to mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster that killed eight of the great United Busby Babes side by bouncing back from Wednesday’s defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.But the hosts had to wait until 10 minutes into the second half to make the breakthrough when Romelu Lukaku got across his marker to volley home Juan Mata’s cross for his 19th of the season.“We had to be patient but had to keep the intensity high and the pressure,” Mourinho said. “We had to break down the Berlin wall organised so well by (Huddersfield manager) David Wagner.” Sanchez was then given the chance to cap his home debut 21 minutes from time when he was brought down just inside the area by Michael Hefele.And much to his relief, Sanchez tapped home the rebound after Jonas Lossl had saved his initial effort from the penalty spot.“It was nice for Alexis Sanchez to win a match, the first at home,” added Mourinho. “It was not the goal of his dreams, but it is a goal.”City were made to rue a host of missed chances, most notably when Raheem Sterling failed to turn Kyle Walker’s low cross into an unguarded net from point-blank range, as Burnley salvaged a valuable point despite seeing their winless league streak extended to nine matches.“Football is about goals. We needed to score the second, third and fourth when we had the chance. When you arrive in the last 15 minutes at Burnley 1-0, this is what can happen,” said City boss Pep Guardiola.Leicester City missed the magic of star man Riyad Mahrez as they drew 1-1 at home against Swansea City.The Algerian hasn’t trained since Leicester priced Manchester City out of a move for Mahrez on transfer deadline day.Southampton earned their first win since November by edging a thriller 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion to move out of the bottom three.Brighton also bagged their first league win in seven games, beating West Ham 3-1, while Bournemouth moved up to ninth by coming from behind to beat Stoke 2-1.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Port Commission Approves Waterfront Project to Honor Late Billy Frank Jr.

first_imgFacebook122Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia Commission has approved a proposal to rename its East Bay Trail and NorthPoint Park in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr., in partnership with the Squaxin Island Tribe and the Frank Family.  After receiving a petition to rename a portion of Marine Drive in honor of the local leader, Port staff consulted with the family and conducted a broader public review process to determine how best to proceed.  This dialogue resulted in a modified proposal to celebrate the life and messages of Frank by directly linking them to the Puget Sound.The Port plans on renaming its East Bay Trail and NorthPoint Park in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. Photo courtesy: Port of OlympiaAs currently envisioned, several educational kiosks and interpretive signs would be installed along the trail and in the park terminus, each highlighting a unique aspect of Frank, the Squaxin Island Tribe and the life-cycle of salmon. Signage would also be added to provide education about the native plants already lining the trail, and to commemorate two previous Canoe Landings (Squaxin, 2012 and Nisqually, 2016).The full project is estimated to cost approximately $80,000.  The Port Commission has agreed to provide up to $25,000 to support development and implementation costs, while the Squaxin Island Tribe and Salmon Defense will secure the remaining funds. A Dedication and Blessing Ceremony will take place on March 9 (Billy Frank Jr’s birthday) and project construction will begin shortly thereafter.“This is a great opportunity to educate people on the History of Billy Frank Jr.  He spent his life working to protect the environment and salmon. My Dad realized, after being arrested over 50 times for exercising his Treaty Right, that we all need to come together for the health of the salmon and Puget Sound,” stated Willie Frank.The plan includes several educational kiosks and interpretive signs. Photo courtesy: Port of OlympiaSquaxin Island Tribe Chairman Arnold Cooper stated, “The Squaxin Island Tribe is honored to be working with the Port of Olympia and the Frank family on the dedication of the Billy Frank Jr. Trail and Park. This is a great opportunity to honor Billy’s legacy while educating the community on our history and culture.”For information about the waterfront project including presentations, and information on project public outreach and participation, please visit the Port’s website at www.portolympia.com.last_img read more

Action on beef trade with EU

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced that it is initiating the process of reinstating industry-supported tariffs on $116.8 million of exports from the European Union (EU) to the United States. This action was taken in response to a request from the U.S. beef industry and is the latest installment in a long-running dispute between the U.S. and the EU over beef production practices. Even though the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the EU in two separate decisions, it has not been possible to find a lasting settlement to this dispute. In 2009, the EU agreed to compensate the United States by creating a duty-free quota for specially-produced beef. The United States once supplied most of the beef imported under the quota, but over the past three years U.S. beef has accounted for a minority and declining share of these imports.“We fully support USTR’s decision to use the means available to it under U.S. law to defend the interests of the U.S. beef industry. Over the past seven years, U.S. cattlemen and meat packers have made significant investments to meet the requirements of the EU market, only to see the U.S. share of the market undermined by producers in Australia, Uruguay and Argentina. This situation is unsustainable and demands a firm and decisive response,” said Philip Seng, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president and CEO. “The U.S. beef industry has supported our government’s efforts to find a commercially feasible way for us to participate in the EU market. The 2009 agreement initially appeared to represent a step in that direction, but unfortunately it has not lived up to the industry’s expectations. Under the circumstances, we cannot agree to stand by as our competitors take an ever-expanding share of a quota that was specifically created to compensate the United States.”last_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd keeper David de Gea eyeing off Elche

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper David de Gea eyeing off Elcheby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could buy Segunda Division Elche.Sport says should the deal was to go ahead it would cost the Spain international around €18million (£16million), as reported by Sport.Jose Sepulcre, Elche’s maximum shareholder, had been negotiating a possible sale with player agent Christian Bragarnik, but talks have cooled recently.De Gea has a strong connection with Elche – he is a season ticket holder at the club and spent part of his childhood in the area, with his father having been born there.Elche are currently in 12th place in the Segunda Division table. last_img

Video River Conveyance of World Dream

first_imgWorld Dream, the second cruise ship built for Asian cruise line Dream Cruises, left Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, on September 17, to be conveyed on the river Ems to Eemshaven, Netherlands.The river conveyance is the official start of World Dream’s journey to the North Sea where the vessel will undergo sea trials before it embarks on a voyage to its home in Asia. World Dream reached the North Sea, the vessel’s AIS data from September 18 show.As informed, the newbuilding will start sailing from Hong Kong on November 17 and from Nansha on November 19.The construction of the 151,300 gross ton World Dream began in February 2016 with the steel cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft.Last month, Genting Cruise Lines, a parent company of Dream Cruises, celebrated the float out of the 335-meter-long vessel.Designed for the Chinese market, the 3,400-passenger World Dream is the sister vessel to Genting Dream, which was handed over to the company in October 2016.“World Dream will play a key role in Genting Cruise Lines’ growth strategy in Asia. By building on the success of her twin sister ship Genting Dream, World Dream is expanding our capacity and strengthening our market leadership in the region,” Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines, said in a statement.“We are as excited to welcome World Dream at her homeports in Hong Kong and Nansha this November to further grow the Pearl River Delta as a cruise centre and increase the FlyCruise market in this part of Asia,” he added.Video Courtesy: Hamburg Videoslast_img read more

Packers Plus files appeal of court ruling fracking technology patent is invalid

first_imgCALGARY – Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has filed an appeal of a Federal Court of Canada ruling in December that declared invalid its patent for a well-completion technology that has helped usher in the shale oil and gas boom in North America.In a filing with the Federal Court of Appeal, the Calgary-based fracking technology company asks that its patent be upheld and that its patent infringement claims be supported.Defendants it names include Houston-based Weatherford International and Baker Hughes, along with producer Harvest Operations Corp. and service firms Essential Energy Services and Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc. of Calgary.In the December decision, the judge ruled that Packers’ patent isn’t valid because it was an “obvious” improvement on existing techniques and had been publicly disclosed before the patent application was filed.Packers’ system, patented in Canada in November 2002, is used to control and separate high-pressure injections of liquids and sand used to break up tight underground rock and free the oil and gas to be produced from horizontal wells, a process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking.It says in court documents the technology invented by Daniel Themig has been used in more than 10,000 wells since 2001 and has helped Packers grow from 30 employees to almost 1,000.last_img read more

No YoYo test for CSK players

first_imgNew Delhi: The Yo-Yo test might be considered a must under the leadership of India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, but MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will not be performing the fitness test as they gear up for the rigours of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Former India trainer Ramji Srinivasan, who is associated with the franchise till the first game of this season, has picked the 2 km or 2.4 km run and the Sprint Repeat test as the measuring scale to gauge the fitness of the players. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenRamji explained how he prefers smart training and designs tests keeping in mind the specific requirements of individual players rather than carrying a common testing parametre like the Yo-Yo test. “I have picked the 2 km or 2.4 km run to check the fitness standards of the players as also the Sprint Repeat test. Just because the national team does the Yo-Yo test doesn’t mean I need to follow the process. “I believe in the need to prepare challenges for players keeping their specific requirements in mind. For example, even when I was with the Indian team, the training regime I prepared for Dhoni wasn’t the same as the one for Sachin Tendulkar. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery”Similarly, if Virat Kohli is keen to do deadlifts and his body reacts positively to it, doesn’t mean that MS must also do them. The Yo-Yo is more suited to aerobic sports like football and that is how it started. “Also, fitness is a wide spectrum and it is important to keep a comprehensive approach to overall fitness and not just on endurance level. Overall tabulation is very important to look into the various factors like strength, power, agility, endurance, flexibility etc,” he said. Asked to explain Dhoni’s workout regime, Ramji said: “MS is in a different zone altogether. He likes to keep things very simple. He doesn’t do clean-and-jerk and other forms of power lifting. He likes to do his strength work and boxing work. Basically he is a smart trainer and works on a set of exercises that is simple and helps sharpen his skills.”last_img read more

Two dreaded criminals held

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have averted a gang war between various gangs in Najafgarh area with the arrest of two criminals. One of the accused also supplied illegal weapons to the gang.Police identified the accused as Suraj (23) and Roop Ram (26). “Accused Roop Ram (weapon supplier)was arrested from his house in Mathura. The other accused was nabbed from Chawla area in Dwarka,” police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesSuraj is a sharpshooter of Nandu gang. He is involved in an attempt to murder case last year wherein he had allegedly shot a man. He was arrested in the case and was lodged in Tihar jail. After releasing on bail, he procured illegal firearms/ammunition and resumed criminal activities. He was tasked to eliminate a rival gang member for which he was planning and coordinating with other gang members but was arrested by the police. Accused Roop Ram procures illegal weapons at low prices from illegal units from Western UP and sells them at higher profits to criminals in Delhi/NCR. Most of the people in his village are indulge in criminal activities and although he has been in the trade of illegal arms for quite some time he was never arrested earlier.last_img read more

Police seize cash from BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh

first_imgKolkata: More than Rs 1 lakh has been seized from former IPS officer and BJP candidate for West Bengal’s Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency Bharati Ghosh, police said on Friday. “Bharati Ghosh was travelling in her car on Thursday night when we seized Rs 113,895 from her bag. The amount has been sent to the Treasury,” a police officer said. Asked if there were more people with her, the officer said that there were other people but they were travelling in a different car. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Ghosh said she was not carrying the money illegally. “It cannot be a crime when I am lawfully using my election fund after withdrawing it from the bank. How can they seize the money that belongs to me?” Ghosh said she was shocked when only she was asked to sign in the seizure list whereas there were other party colleagues with her. “Are they trying to say that I will not carry any money? Where is the Election Commission? I have been approaching them with various complaints but they are not taking any action,” the BJP candidate pointed out. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “I have completely lost faith in the agency.” According to a Trinamool Congress leader, they had prior information that in different areas voters had been promised a sum of Rs 500-1,000. “We knew that Ghosh would bring money, so we informed the police. We demand her immediate arrest,” Trinamool’s Sheikh Sabirati said. “If the police have seized the money, there will be a case. The law will take its course,” BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said. In the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency which votes on May 12, Ghosh is up against Trinamool’s celebrity candidate Deepak Adhikary alias Dev.last_img read more