first_imgThrough running and racing, I continuously learn things about myself as a runner.  No matter how many times I race, I still get nervous up until gun time; coffee, oatmeal, and a banana work best for my body as a pre-race breakfast; one reason I race is for the sweet technical race shirts, so as to cut down on my running clothes budget (I mean, you pay for the joy of running, not the shirt, right?).I love standing on the podium, and I have a race-distance identity crisis.  I want to run them all: trails and road, 5ks to 50ks.  I want to be a flighty, fast 5k runner and also do ultras in remote mountains.  The problem with this is that, for most people anyway, the human body struggles to perform at a high level for vastly different distances.Most runners (yours truly included) don’t have the time and energy to hone in on the nuances of training that would allow them to focus on both without experiencing some sort of body break down (and eating my family out of house and home).  I ended up dragging this race-distance identity crisis into my 2015 running and race goals, which I set to keep me honest and hold me accountable.My first goal was to focus on mid-distance running, mostly 5ks and 10ks.  I really wanted to chase a long-standing PR goal for the 5k, and worried that too much distance training might divert my focus.  I decided that I would focus on mid-distance trail running for the first part of the year, and then transition to road over the summer with the goal of trying to PR on a fast, flat 5k course in late summer/early fall.Early in the year, I signed up for the Mountain Junkies Non-Ultra Trail Series (RNUTS) for the first time.  I ran cross-country in high school, which laid the foundation for my love of trails (in southwest Virginia the courses happened to be a lot of proper and pretty technical trails).  Since then, I have consistently run on trails for fun and as cross-training.  But besides a couple trail races last year, this was my first foray into competitive trail running.  Shortly into the series, I realized I had unintentionally handicapped myself by focusing on shorter distances, and my competitive spirit reared its head.I looked at how the point system worked (note to self, next time check this out before signing up), and decided I had to run all six races, at least one of them at the longer distance option, in order to be in contention for the top female spot in the series. I was torn.  Which goal should I focus on more intently?  Could I possibly focus on both at the same time?For the last two races I decided to run the longer option for one (Trail Nuts half marathon rather than the 10k) and the shorter distance for the very last race of the series (Conquer the Cove 25k rather than the full marathon—I said shorter, but certainly not short!).  In both races I placed second female overall, in the half by a mere four seconds.Ultimately, I was happy with my effort, considering I hadn’t properly trained for either of the last two races in the series. During both, I took some pretty hard falls, the first time ever for me running on trails. Some slick spots had something to do with the fall in the half marathon, but the falls in the 25k were results of being undertrained.Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 1.50.31 PMLesson learned, I told myself as I super-man flew down a steep downhill grade around Carvins Cove, emerging bloody and choking back tears!  I finished up the series in third place overall, and only two points separated the top three women.If I had hammered down my kick to take first place on the Trail Nuts half marathon, I could have taken first place overall in the series.  Looking back that sounds so simple. What’s four seconds in a half marathon?  But on that day I really felt that I gave it my all.  There are some amazing runners in our area, and I was honored to stand on the podium beside some fierce and talented ladies.After the Conquer the Cove 25k, I took a couple days rest and then began to refocus on my mid-distance goals.   As a runner that runs both trail and road, I have two sets of PRs.  I knew my mile splits would vary drastically, and I was intimidated making the transition from trails to the black-top.  On top of that, with pregnancies and raising babies, it’s been over 5 years since I have trained at this level and had to think this strategically, which only exasperated my anxiety around the issue.Questions arose like will my legs re-learn how to stride longer and more quickly?  Can I really cut down my mile split times by 1 minute and 15 seconds at the least (which is about the differential between my trail and road 5 mile splits)?  Will my mind be content focusing on form and monotonous pounding, when it’s been so spoiled by foliage, beautiful views, and varied terrain?  Then questions started popping up like, why do I even want to run road races again?  Can’t I just buy a yurt, live off the land, and frolick off into the wilderness on morning jaunts every day?One can dream, and clearly I was biased in my thought process, having just come off a great trail running season full of awesome people.  The weekend after the 25k, I went to the track for some speed work.  I ran 10x400s and hit my goal paces, between 1:27-1:29, but struggled.  I didn’t feel smooth or easy, more like a wild boar running for it’s life while simultaneously foraging for mushrooms (or insert any other animal with heavy legs that can still manage to somehow move it).  I regrouped, and reminded myself to trust the process.My legs still felt heavy from a hard, long race and I had to work muscles that had been more dormant than normal when I was racing on trails.  I also had to remind myself that I had accumulated so much strength and endurance from the trails, and that once I hit my track stride again, that would serve me so much better than I could imagine on that first tough day back at the track.So I kept plugging away, and over a few weeks the track work got easier.  I got my “glidey” stride back, as my husband calls it.  I not only hit my goal pace in speed work, but I actually felt fast too.   I was ready to take on a road race. I signed up for a 4-miler on July 3rd, and was very happy with my result.  The field was super fast, and my 6:34/mile pace was only good for fourth place female overall (first in my age group), but was just as good if not better than I had hoped to do in terms of pace and finish time.  I now feel like I can set the black-top jitters aside.I’m still chasing my 5k PR goal of breaking 20 minutes, and definitely feel as if all the time on the trails is serving me well.  I believe in a varied routine and cross-training, so in the midst of my focus on tempos and speed work, I still try to run completely untethered from my GPS/watch on a technical trail at least once a week.  It keeps me mentally strong and content, and reminds me of the other side of my runner identity.  I don’t know when I’ll sign up for my first ultra, but you can bet that I’ll work hard to make the road/short distance training I’m putting in now applicable somehow to that experience too.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo November 24, 2015 The USS George Washington’s visit to Peru also “provided the opportunity for U.S and Peruvian forces to refine coordination, improve interoperability and demonstrate flexibility,” Capt. Lovely said. “In 2015, the United States Navy participated alongside units of the Peruvian Navy with supersonic jets MIG-29 and Mirage-2000, expanding the operational exchange and training between the two countries.” A high level of preparation The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee comprise the Navy’s Carrier Strike Group NINE (CSG 9) deployment for the Southern Seas 2015 exercise, which strives to increase regional stability and build and maintain relationships with countries across the region through joint, multinational, and interagency exchanges and cooperation. The U.S. launched Southern Seas 2015 with training exercises in Peru from September 30 – October 7. By the end of the mission, U.S. Sailors will have conducted exercises with their Navy counterparts from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and New Zealand. During their visits, the U.S. uses COMRELs to demonstrate its commitment to help residents in the Caribbean and in Central and South America. “While the key mission of Southern Seas 2015 is Military-to-Military engagements, we do make an effort wherever possible to conduct Community Relations events in conjunction with port visits, which are planned with the country team and the local government,” Capt. Lovely said. “Southern Seas 15 is only a piece of the U.S.’s commitment to the region.” More than 100 U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) and the USS Chafee (DDG 90) teamed with the Peruvian Navy to restore playground equipment, window frames, chairs, and desks at a school in the Peruvian capital of Lima as part of a community relations (COMREL) project. Giving back to communities “We’re showing our support to the world,” said U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician Airman David Martinez. “We’re showing that we care. We’re reaching out to communities that don’t have the resources or the manpower that we have.” The initiative, which was spearheaded by the U.S. Navy’s Command Religious Ministries Department (CRMD), took place at the Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario from October 4-5. “Community relations events such as the project to help restore a school in Lima, where U.S. Military members partner with a partner nation’s military to complete a project that aids a local community, are just a small part of a much larger exercise which contributes to the goal of security cooperation,” said Captain Wallace G. Lovely of the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)/U.S. Fourth Fleet Director, Southern Seas 2015. “These actions achieve a direct impact on the civilian population, contributing to bringing the Armed Forces together with citizens in a successful way since the beneficiaries are school age children,” said Captain César Chávez Parodi, International Affairs Division, Office of the Peruvian Chief of Naval Operations. “The co-involvement with the United States Navy was a much appreciated gesture that no doubt will be remembered by the direct beneficiaries and those who learned about this action through media and social networking.” Restoring the school in Lima was just one of several of the Peruvian Navy’s humanitarian projects to aid civilians. Currently it’s providing logistical support to vessels called Traveling Social Action Platforms, which Peruvian authorities use to administer comprehensive health, dental, and social services to residents of all ages in the remote region of the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley, where the remnants of the Shining Path reside and the majority of the country’s coca leaf crops are cultivated. “We’re giving back to the communities at the ports we pull into,” added U.S. Navy Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Manuel Perez. “I’ve done this in many countries because I love to give back. The other Navies and countries see that we’re supporting the children of Peru. I think it’s very important that we participate in these COMRELs.” “The presence of the embarked Carrier Air Wing aircraft is an excellent opportunity for Peru to train with high-tech aircraft, and also a way to confirm the high level of preparation of Peruvian pilots, which has enabled complex exercises without any inconvenience,” said Captain Chávez Parodi.last_img read more

first_imgIdentify and groom the individuals who will help your credit union thrive.by: Charles Shanley, SPHR, CFSThe idea of developing a succession plan normally evokes thoughts of uncertainty that accompany the loss of a leader or other valued employee. And while a succession plan can have critical implications for an organization – from a continuity and regulatory perspective – a comprehensive plan can also impact a credit union’s ability to reach its strategic goals and objectives successfully.Effective leadership and well-trained, motivated staff members play important roles in pushing an organization toward its goals – from defining strategies to focusing resources, measuring outcomes and establishing a cooperative, productive work culture. The secret is to have a succession plan in place to identify and groom the individuals who will eventually be responsible for ensuring the institution is prepared to address the future challenges posed by changing markets, increasing competition and regulation.And while this is undoubtedly an important aspect of ensuring the long-term strategic direction of an institution, succession planning can also enhance the processes that help to maintain an overall culture of success and staff involvement.Determine the Skills Required to Meet Your GoalsStarting at the top, a succession plan can serve as a guide for what specific skills and leadership qualities a credit union needs to ensure long-term success. Before you start the search and recruiting process, ask yourself these questions: continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgArriva has confirmed its position as one of the largest European operators in passenger transport by acquiring a majority stake in the Autotrans Group, one of the leading private bus carriers in Croatia.Arriva’s acquisition of a 78,34 percent stake in the Autotrans Group positions Arriva as the leading bus carrier in Croatia – in a market where Arriva provides international and regional passenger transport services. This acquisition is a continuation of Arriva’s series of successful operations at European level, following two recent tenders confirming Arriva as a key railway service provider in Sweden and the Netherlands – with contracts worth more than € 2 billion.Investing in Croatia is part of Arriva’s continuous expansion strategy throughout Europe. In 2016, the company generated revenues of more than 5 billion euros and invested 359 million euros in its operations across the continent. Manfred Rudhart, director of the Arriva Group, said: “We are constantly looking for opportunities where we believe our experience and skills can make a difference and make a difference in the provision of passenger transport services in Europe. Croatia and Central and Eastern Europe represent significant opportunities for the growth and expansion of our business, and the acquisition of the Autotrans Group fits perfectly into our strategy. We will now focus on what we do best, which is to continuously improve services and provide added value for our customers in the region.”Dražen Divjak, General Manager of Arriva HrvatskeArriva has been present on the Croatian bus market since May 2013, and the acquisition of the Autotrans Group is a continuation of the company’s orientation towards the continuous improvement of passenger transport services on the domestic market. “Autotrans is a reputable Croatian company with more than 70 years of experience in passenger transport. We are extremely satisfied with the realization of this acquisition because we have great opportunities for improvement and optimization in all business segments, which provides us with a healthy foundation for organic growth and long-term business development in the Croatian market as a whole. All of the above is aimed at providing our passengers with an even better and higher quality service and being their first choice and partner in their travels, and creating a healthy, safe and stimulating work environment for our employees. As part of the international group and the defined DB strategy 2020, our ambitions are not only focused on bus transport but on passenger transport in general, so we will continue to monitor market trends and find new opportunities to enter other segments of passenger transport because we want to lead change. market through the implementation and use of advanced knowledge and technologies already existing within the Arriva Group. ” said Dražen Divjak, General Manager of Arriva Hrvatske  Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading transport companies and logistics service providers. Arriva operates in 14 European markets: the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and carries more than 2,2 billion passengers a year.last_img read more

first_imgThis isn’t because they want to have more abortions. It’s because their underfunded, substandard, erratic and chaotic health care leaves them little alternative. The situation is only likely to become worse as more red states line up to adopt Republican cuts in Medicaid that will make it even harder for poor women to get regular checkups.Because of limited medical options, low-income women have a much lower rate of effective contraception than women higher on the income scale. With regular gynecological care, there’s every reason to expect that poor women’s use of contraception would resemble that of other women in the United States.Unfortunately, that’s not currently the case. The result of ignoring poor women’s health needs is that we end up with approximately 600,000 more unplanned pregnancies and 300,000 more abortions each year than if we provided all women with accessible medical care.If we truly want to lower the abortion rate, we should be increasing funding for organizations such as Planned Parenthood. “De-fund Planned Parenthood” may be an effective slogan for whipping up the conservative base. But for the hundreds of thousands of additional fetuses that will be aborted each year due to wretched health care for low-income women, that slogan is a death sentence.Well-funded health care translates into vastly fewer abortions. Isn’t that what “pro-life” people say they want?Jacqueline DoneganSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stop Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIf anti-abortion proponents really want to drastically reduce the number of abortions in America, instead of just using the issue to score political points, there is a straightforward solution: Provide decent health care for low-income women.In his book, “Sex and the Constitution,” University of Chicago constitutional scholar Geoffrey R. Stone notes that while poor women make up 15 percent of the population, they account for 42 percent of all abortions.last_img read more

first_imgGreater Brisbane would see 790 affordable homes begin construction within 18 months if federal support was given for the SHARP program.Thousands of new affordable homes for struggling families could be built within months if a key federal intervention is given the green light on October 6.A new housing survey found that 1176 new affordable homes were ready to be built in the Sunshine State alone in the next year and a half – and over 12,500 all up nationally in the next five years – if the federal government delivers a crucial stimulus package in the October 6 national budget.MORE: New weapon for property buyersCattle station sold for massive $35m via online auctionHomeowners could save thousands switching to better mortgages Incredible piece of Brisbane’s early history to be sold by State GovtThe Community Housing Industry Association has called for federal intervention on budget day October 6 to allow thousands of homes to be built for struggling renters.The call for greater investment into affordable housing comes as Everybody’s Home campaign spokeswoman Kate Colvin warned of major housing stress set to hit families struggling in the midst of COVID-19 fallout.“Socially we are on the precipice of unprecedented levels of housing stress and homelessness in Australia – and renters are at the very frontline of that crisis in Queensland. Rental affordability has already halved for families surviving on a minimum wage or who have lost jobs because of COVID-19.”“When mortgage holidays and rental moratoriums are lifted and government welfare payments ‘tapered’, the true face of rental stress and homelessness will be revealed. A housing stimulus package will help keep more Australians housed and construction workers employed.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58Affordable housing covers rentals that are offered at below market rent, catering for families and individuals that need subsidised housing. Some states have previously offered stimulus packages for affordable housing stock to be built up by community and other bodies, but the Community Housing Industry Association wants a national building program to be rolled out urgently.CHIA chief executive Wendy Hayhurst said Australia could start beating the recession immediately by investing in social housing construction if a Federal stimulus package was included in the October 6 budget.“If governments invested in the full four-year Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program to build 30,000 social housing homes, up to 18,000 full-time equivalent jobs would be supported each year nationally – 6,000 of the homes in Queensland.“Our survey shows that many of these homes are ready to be built right now and would create the immediate hit the economy is crying out for.”More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoA CHIA survey found 1176 social and affordable homes could be built in QLD alone in the next year and a half if federal support came through.Brisbane Housing Company chief executive Rebecca Oelkers has 32 new homes underway now at a Cornwall Street development in the Queensland capital.“BHC is always working with state and local government, as well as private and not for profit sector partners, to identify opportunities for potential new developments. Federal stimulus funding would allow us to bring forward these projects and give local tradies some much-needed job certainty, and households in need some greater hope about their housing futures.”“We have the capacity to really get things moving. We are excited about what we could do as part of a national construction and development program.”Modelling by SGS Economics estimated that a full four-year SHARP program building 30,000 social housing homes would create up to 18,000 full-time equivalent jobs a year.Nationally, federal support would mean nearly 3,500 new homes starting March-September 2021, over 1,500 new homes starting September 2021-March 2022 and 1,500 new homes starting from March 2022.Pre-budget submissions closed August 24 with the federal budget set to be introduced to parliament on October 6.LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville 7th Grade Volleyball team had a tough lost against Greendale in three games: 25-12, 23-25, and 15-12. Kaylie Raver lead the team in serves with 9 good serves and one being an ace. Margaret Wilson had 8 good serves and 6 of those were aces. Annie Shane lead the team with 6 good serves and no misses. Kaylin Hinners had 5 good serves with one being an ace. Elena Kuisel add two aces and 3 good hits. Sydney Slavin had one kill. Taylor Blanton had one good hit. Renee’ Lecher, Sara Lamping, and Laura Schwegman all had good defensive passes. The girls played very well and fought hard. Their record is 1-3. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball played hard but lost against a talented Greendale team: 25-18, 25-18.  The team had to defend against the hitting Tigers.  Kennedy Westrick, Timbre Davies, and Laney Walsman earned a lot of digs. The Bulldogs were aggressive at the net but only earned 5 kills. Jadyn Harrington had 2 of the kills.  Tiffany Hawker & Cayman Werner each had a kill.  The team was accurate from the serving line by completing 95% of their serves.  Westrick, Harrington, and Werner each had 4 service points.  Samantha Kessens had 3 points. While Walsman and Kaitlyn Sarringhaus each had 2 points.  The team is now 2-2. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Bampather Benegenabari Higher Secondary School, Charaideo made good start in the U-17 Boys Subroto Cup soccer thrashing Rajkumar College, Gujarat 13-0 in a one sided contest held in Delhi today. Adarsh Das scored five goals for the winning team. The other scorer are : Bijay Kachari (2), Kiran Dey (2), Sanjay Bhumij (2), Niwton Daimary and Maneshwar Mahela.In another one sided match of the competition today Hopewell Elias Higher Secondary School, Shillong registered 16-0 victory over Sainik School, Andhra Pradesh. Wadajied K and Benjamin Diengdoh were the highest scorers for the team with 4 and 3 goals respectively. Also Read: Assam Thrash Bengal in Subroto Cup School Soccer TournamentAlso Watch: BJP to begin ‘Seva Saptah’ from September 14 | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more

first_img New Delhi: The European Cricket League is another addition to the mushrooming of cricket leagues all over the world. The league will witness a total of 17 matches that will be played. The league has adopted the T10 format and will be played over three days. Spain will host the tournament and will be staged between July 29 and July 31 this year. All the matches will be played at the prestigious La Manga Club with the domestic champions of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Spain competing for the chance to be crowned as continental Europe club cricket’s ‘Kings of Europe’. The league will consist of matches of just 10 overs. In the game between French club Dreux and Romania’s Cluj Cricket Club, an incident happened which went viral.Pavel Florin, who is a professional bodyguard who also plays cricket, came on to bowl the final over of the Dreux innings. All his deliveries were slow, high full tosses which went down the leg side. Some deliveries were given a heightened flight and the batsman found it a little hard to hit his incredibly slow deliveries. The nature of the bowling was slightly effective when one looks at the context of the match. Only 13 runs were scored in the over and Dreux ended on 164/6. Cluj managed just 69/5 in their 10 overs as they lost their third straight game. The video went viral and Florin was a subject of ridicule in many media stories, most notably from the sub-continent. Many media headlines stated that his action will leave everyone in splits and it invited plenty of scorn. However, Florin, in a mature response, made the cricketing world stand up and applaud his love for the game. “Someone said that my bowling is not beautiful. Or Not effective. I don’t care. I love cricket. When I bowl like this, I saw that it is going to take a wicket. It is not beautiful. Everyone is saying. However, I am a slow bowler,” Florin said. According to a report in the Guardian, cricket is not widely played in Romania, but the country was granted affiliate status in 2013 and became an associate member of the ICC in 2017. The ECL has said it is “committed to developing cricket in Europe”. Looking at the response of Florin, Australia legend Shane Warne and former England all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas hailed Florin as well as the European Cricket League. The league will be aiming to popularise cricket in Europe, where football is the dominant sport for the majority of the fans. The European Cricket League consists of clubs from eight countries.Romania was granted affiliate status in 2013.Pavel Florin is a professional bodyguard and player of Romania cricket. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_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 March 9, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 14 seed Fordham (8-22, 2-16) vs. No. 11 seed George Washington (12-19, 6-12)Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney First Round, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Fordham is set to face off against George Washington in the first round of the A10 tournament. In the regular season, Fordham won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last played on March 4, when the Rams outshot George Washington from the field 38.6 percent to 36 percent and recorded five fewer turnovers en route to a 63-52 victory.center_img TEAM LEADERSHIP: The dynamic Armel Potter has put up 14.3 points and 5.9 assists to lead the way for the Colonials. Jamison Battle has paired with Potter and is putting up 11.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Rams have been led by Jalen Cobb, who is averaging 10.2 points.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Potter has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all George Washington field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 22 field goals and 30 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Colonials are 0-12 when they score 62 points or fewer and 12-7 when they exceed 62 points. The Rams are 0-15 when allowing 62 or more points and 8-7 on the season, otherwise.ASSIST RATIOS: The Colonials have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Rams. George Washington has 29 assists on 55 field goals (52.7 percent) over its past three outings while Fordham has assists on 27 of 69 field goals (39.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Fordham defense has allowed only 62 points per game to opponents, which is the 11th-lowest figure in the country. The George Washington offense has produced just 65.6 points through 31 games (ranked 278th among Division I teams). Fordham, GW meet in A10 tourneylast_img read more