first_imgSenior tailback Marc Tyler is officially back.In anticipation for the inaugural Pac-12 game against Utah, USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Tyler will be on the field Saturday against the Utes.“Yes, he will be playing,” Kiffin said. “I don’t know how much [though].”Back in action · Senior tailback Marc Tyler, pictured here on Oct. 16 against California, will play in the Trojans’ Pac-12 opener against Utah on Saturday at the Coliseum. As a junior last season, Tyler ran for 913 yards and nine touchdowns. – Daily Trojan file photoTyler was previously serving a suspension from all team activities following his conduct on a video posted on the TMZ website. Tyler has been working with the scout team for the past several weeks.“We had a number of things he had to do and he did all those things,” Kiffin said.  “He’s looking very good … there’s still a lot of work to do but it’s great to have him.”The return of Tyler, however, gives USC another player in an already crowded backfield that includes junior Curtis McNeal, sophomore Dillon Baxter, redshirt freshman D.J. Morgan and freshman Amir Carlisle.Of those four, only Morgan and McNeal logged carries in Saturday’s home opener against Minnesota, while Baxter had one reception for three yards. Baxter’s lack of playing time led to a meeting with Kiffin following the game.“I need to work hard every day and work harder than everybody else,” Baxter said. “I thought I didn’t go as hard as I could last week and that is what coach let me know. I just want to know what I can do to get better.”—Despite scoring 19 points in the first half against the Golden Gophers, the USC offense was shut out in the second half.“Basically, it was two different halves,” Kiffin said. “The first half, we scored three touchdowns, special teams played good, very few penalties … that’s how we expect to play. The second half was very disappointing.”The Trojan offense was also visibly frustrated with its lack of scoring in Saturday’s game.“As an offense, we are looking to score every drive,” junior offensive tackle Matt Kalil said. “We strive for perfection. Any slight off of that, we’re upset with ourselves.”Senior linebacker Chris Galippo echoed similar sentiments in regard to the defense, although he feels the team will be more prepared this week because of its familiarity with former offensive coordinator Norm Chow.“We had an idea on what they were going to run, but we didn’t know exactly,” Galippo said. “The team feels more confident going into the second week of the season. We know coach Chow. Our coach knows him very well. I think it will just be a different week.”—One question mark going into the season opener was the play of the offensive line. On Saturday, however, they did not give up any sacks. Despite the unit’s play, Kalil understands Utah’s defensive line will challenge the Trojans up front.“They’re a lot bigger, they’re really big up front,” Kalil said. “We need to be more aggressive. We can’t be as passive as we were [against Minnesota]. This is a lot bigger, faster, better team that we are playing.”Despite Utah struggling to win against Football Championship Subdivision-school Montana State, Kiffin expects a tough game.“This is a good team,” Kiffin said. “They’ve played in big games. They’re not going to be intimidated by playing USC or in the Coliseum.”—The Trojans did not add any to the injury list after the season opener.“Not having to deal with injuries, allows us to go back and work on all the little kinks,” Kiffin said.last_img read more

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis in his afternoon coronavirus briefing emphasized the need for more COVID-19 testing kits and swabs, especially at drive-through sites.“If we have enough swabs and we set up the drive-through sites, you can swab people,” said DeSantis. “So a huge supply of swabs will let us ramp up the number of people that can be tested very, very quickly.”He added the state has ordered half-a-million swab test kits, saying, “We put in an order, probably a week and a half ago, for half-a-million swabs. Have not gotten that fulfilled yet.”In terms of closing bars and nightclubs statewide for 30 days, DeSantis explained, “We want to avoid large crowds throughout the state right now. I don’t want to shut every aspect of life down. I think that wouldn’t be effective. But at the end of the day, you have people crowding into these places and that is creating the type of activity that we are being warned against.”South Florida is currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.According to the Florida Department of Health, Broward County leads the state with 80 confirmed cases, followed by Miami-Dade County with 76 and Palm Beach County with 19.Among the newest cases in Palm Beach County is a 6-year-old boy who tested positive, officials announced Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img England international Bronte Law has made a winning start on the US women’s college circuit with a victory in her first term – and a ‘Player of the Week’ award. Bronte, from Bramhall in Cheshire, shot eight-under par to win the Pac-12 Preview tournament at the Nanea Golf Club in Hawaii. She scored 70, 65, 76 and had 12 birdies in her second round and just one bogey over the opening 36 holes. The 18-year-old is a freshman student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her achievement has also won her Golfweek magazine’s accolade of ‘Player of the Week’. Bronte had previously tied second in a tournament in October. Bronte (image © Leaderboard Photography) is one of four members of the England Golf Women’s Performance Squad, who are at college in the USA. She was a member of the winning GB&I team at the 2012 Curtis Cup and played for Europe in this year’s Junior Solheim Cup match. She won the Cartier Trophy at the 2013 French Lady Junior Championship and made the cut at the 2012 Women’s British Open finishing tied 33rd. Other English students to score recent successes on the US college circuit include: Alison Knowles (Hickleton/Louisiana-Monroe University) who won back-to-back events; Jess Bradley (Tiverton/Lynn University, Florida) who scored her second college win; and Elizabeth Haycock (Moseley/Old Dominion, Virginia) who achieved her third college win. 14 Nov 2013 Winning USA start for England’s Bronte Law last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0With injuries building up and the holidays closing in, the Oly Town FC was missing a good chunk of players on Saturday night. But Matt Stalnik and Tonbra Akpobodor each scored twice and goalkeeper JJ Olson made 27 saves to lead the Artesians to a short handed 7-5 victory over the second place Tacoma Stars Reserves at The Pavilion at Evergreen.  It was the first win of the season for Oly, who were outscored by 21 goals in their first three games of the season.Micah Wenzel got the Stars Reserves going early, scoring at the 14:36 mark of the first quarter, the third time this season that Oly Town allowed a goal in the first minute of the game. But Akpobodor tied the game up 1-1 finishing a pass from Jamie Barnwell three minutes later. Wenzel added his second of the game and Nate Ford scored the first of his three goals to put Tacoma up 3-1 early in the second quarter.But the Artesians scored the next four goals to take a 5-3 lead early in the third quarter. Christian Segovia started the scoring with his fourth goal of the season and Akpobodor and Stalnik each collected goals in the second quarter with Stalnik picking up his second of the game just 29 seconds into the second half.Nate Ford made it 5-4 moments after coming out of the penalty box after the Stars Reserves killed a power play that Ford earned with a sliding penalty.  Gabriele Zaccagnini scored a power play goal, his fifth goal of the season, to give the Artesians a 6-4 lead with 1:59 left in the third. It was the third blue card of the third quarter issued to Tacoma and it finally came back to haunt them.Ford got his hat trick with 8:46 left and cut the Oly lead to one, but Barnwell scored his first goal of the game and season to give the Artesians some insurance, and stalled and held on despite an extra attacker for Tacoma over the final two minutes of the game to take the 7-5 upset victory.It was a stalwart defensive effort by an Artesians squad that barely ran two lines for most of the game, with Brett Stallworth, Kodey Eley and Josh Dube putting in a strong effort on the back line in front of Olson.Oly now takes a well deserved holiday break and will return to action on Saturday, January 6th at The Pavilion against first place and high powered Bellingham United.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting www.olytownfc.com, following them on Twitter at twitter.com/OlyTownFC, and liking them on Facebook at FB.com/OlyTownFC.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: APAdvertisement afkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaa7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eek3ue( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ad63wWould you ever consider trying this?😱9qz52oCan your students do this? 🌚6im0weRoller skating! Powered by Firework Zlatan Ibrahimović, who often makes headlines on passing controversial comments, has recently gathered media attention, after taking a jab at Major League Soccer, openly calling the playoff system ‘sh*t’.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APIn an interview with Fantasy Sports Cave this Thursday, the LA Galaxy superstar openly expressed his reproval of the post season elimination tournament of the league.The video session was posted by Giovanni Garcia, the founder of Fantasy Sports Cave, on his official Twitter. Check it out below-Advertisement In the post training discussion about the play off format, the 37 year old stated that the system cannot create a winning mentality in players.“I think the system is sh*t, but that’s the way it is. Because you talk about mentality, for me, mentality is every day. Training, the way you train is the way you play game. The results in every game is important.”“But here, you come in seventh place, you make playoffs, you win. So how do you create that mentality to be on your toes 24 hours? Is very difficult.” the former Swedish international added.Major League Soccer is divided into two conferences- the Eastern and Western. Each year, top seven teams from each of the conferences advance to the playoffs- a total of 14 teams, to compete to the final match, named the ‘MLS Cup’.LA Galaxy are currently fifth in the Western conference, and will face DC United tomorrow, who are also in fifth position in the Eastern conference. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs has narrowed the field to selecting a successor to former skipper Frank Maida.According to a person close to the selection process, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad has boiled the long list of applicants down to four candidates. It is believed that all four candidates are all from outside the Nelson area.The final decision is now in the hands of the Leafs’ executive.Maida decided to tender his resignation following the 2013-14 season.Nelson hosted the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup; won by Murdoch Division rival Beaver Valley. The Nitehawks went on to win the Keystone Cup, emblematic of Western Canada Junior Hockey supremacy.Nelson finished fourth at the Cyclone Taylor Cup and was the only team to take points from eventual champion Beaver Valley — playing to a 2-2 tie against the Nitehawks during the round robin in one of the best played games in brief history of the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, Maida, finishing with an overall record of 109-53-3-11, was unable to coach Nelson past the second round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, losing once to Castlegar and twice to Beaver Valley — the eventual KIJHL champs the past three seasons.Leaf president Russell Stocks also resigned his position but will stay on as past president to allow the Heritage City franchise to make a smooth transition this upcoming season at the executive level.last_img read more

first_imgIf you thought about how complex running is while running, you might trip and fall over. Read this while sitting down.Some of the motions we make while running we make consciously. Many others, however, take place automatically. A young doctoral student at Ohio State University looked into the complexity of running, and found that “the human body constantly corrects to stay on its feet.”“You might think running is just a repetition of identical steps, and it might look like that to the naked eye,” said Nidhi Seethapathi, lead author of the study. “But actually, there are really small errors that happen when you run, and you have to constantly correct to avoid falling down. Our muscles and our senses are not perfect, and that leads to errors. If we didn’t correct for these self-generated errors, we would fall. Our study investigates how people correct such errors.”The corrections are not made in one part of the body, but all over: arms, legs, feet, torso, head – and of course, the brain, which controls much of the body’s motions (although some occur by reflex within the central nervous system in the spine). Runners use a form of predictive coding to stay ahead of their feet.They also found that runners, by and large, corrected imperfections in a step by their very next step, indicating that the human body has the ability to “fix” its running gait in order to stay upright. And their research showed that imperfections in a running stride that would have caused a runner to fall to the side were corrected more quickly than errors that would have caused a runner to topple forward or backward.Scientists are interested in watching how the human body runs, because robot makers have found the ability to run very difficult.“In terms of movement, humans are just vastly superior to current robots,” Srinivasan said. “Our research is sort of reverse engineering the human body to understand how humans and animals control their bodies to do these amazing tasks. While walking and running maybe don’t sound amazing to people—because it is something most humans do almost every day—there have been a lot of technical challenges to making a robot that can walk or run without falling over, or to building an exoskeleton, for example, that can help a human regain movement while recovering from a stroke.”We hardly give a thought to the complexity involved in running. It’s one more amazing capability given to us that we should not take for granted. Now, for more awe, think of the moves made by dancers, gymnasts, skiers, and athletes in all kinds of sports: football, basketball, baseball, tennis, everything. Have you given thanks to your Maker today? (Visited 269 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Photo by Al BelloNew York Jets’ Geno Smith had both good times and bad times against the New England Patriots on Thursday. The rookie quarterback threw three interceptions and was sacked four times in the Jets’ 13-10 loss to the Pats Thursday. Several Jets receivers missed passes also, adding to Smith’s tough part of the night.“Geno had his (good) moments,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “I don’t know how many balls we dropped today, but it was a bunch.”The Patriots also had a sloppy night of play and only managed just nine first downs in their win.“We have a long way to go,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said. “No one is coming to (our) rescue and save the day, so we’ve just got to fight through it.”Smith’s three interceptions came in the fourth quarter, after the Jets cut into the Patriots lead to 13-10 on Bilal Powell’s 3-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left in the third quarter. read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#GrandLucayanResortsaleandreopening, #magneticmedianews, #saleforLucayaHotel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed on Friday night that a letter of intent for the sale and reopening of the Grand Lucayan Resort has been signed with a new purchaser, whose plans will transform the hotel in Lucaya, Grand Bahama.Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe will be leading a team to Canada on Sunday to negotiate a Heads of Agreement to facilitate “an early completion of the sale,”  Mr. Christie told Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters at a rally in Freeport at the party’s headquarters on Beachway Drive this past Friday night.The island lost 40% of its room inventory, its only casino and 1,100 jobs in the tourism industry following Hurricane Matthew in October.  The Hutchison Whampoa Group of Hong Kong, owners of the Grand Lucayan Resort, had also put the property up for sale over a year ago.   With just weeks to a General Election, Prime Minister Christie said that he is very excited about the sale and the proposed plans by the new purchaser, who has not yet been revealed.According to the Prime Minister, the prospective new owner has plans not only to upgrade the property, but to also bring in recognized operators for the three hotels and casino, plus additional tour operators with connections from multiple North American cities.The government, he said, is working with the new purchaser/developer for the creation of a “compelling and exciting destination experience which will completely transform and expand the product offering in Lucaya with lasting results, and not just a short term fix.”#MagneticMediaNews#GrandLucayanResortsaleandreopening#saleforLucayaHotellast_img read more