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BYU sets a program record with 18 3s in 77-54 win over LMU

first_imgFebruary 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU sets a program record with 18 3s in 77-54 win over LMU Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/WCC Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES – BYU men’s basketball hit a program record 18 3-pointers and the Cougars pulled away in the second half to claim a 77-54 win over Loyola Marymount Thursday night at Gersten Pavilion.“I thought our guys did a great job, especially in the second half,” BYU head coach Mark Pope said. “These guys are trying to make plays for each other and it’s beautiful. We are watching something that’s never happened in the history of BYU and we are really lucky to watch it.”Alex Barcello recorded 18 points as he went 6 of 8 from the field, all from beyond the arc. The six 3s are a career best for Barcello. The guard also grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists. TJ Haws tallied 17 points, three assists and two rebounds. Jake Toolson and Yoeli Childs followed with nine points apiece.The Lions scored the first two baskets of the game, but a slow offensive start by both teams resulted in an 8-6 LMU lead six minutes into the game. Following a timeout, Toolson buried a 3-pointer to give the Cougars their first lead of the game and a Barcello trey gave BYU a 12-8 advantage with 11:39 on the clock.Six-straight points returned the lead to the Lions, 14-12. However, Haws and Toolson scored back-to-back buckets from beyond the arc to bring the score to 18-14 with under eight minutes to play in the first half.Another trey by Haws and three points from the charity stripe gave the Cougars a 29-22 lead. An LMU bucket in the paint slowed the run down, but a 3-point play by Haws sent BYU into the locker room with a 32-24 lead. The Cougars shot 37.0 percent from the field in the first half compared to the Lions’ 52.4 percent.Once again Loyola Marymount scored the first buckets of the half after hitting a 3-pointer and a layup in the first minute after the break. BYU answered with an 18-2 run that included a pair of Barcello 3-pointers and back-to-back treys by Haws as the Cougars extended their lead to 50-31 with 12:12 remaining in the game, forcing a timeout by the Lions.Following the timeout, LMU scored a layup but Zac Seljaas went on to score eight-consecutive points – including two 3-pointers – to add to the BYU lead, 58-35.The Lions went on a 7-0 run before Connor Harding hit a bucket from beyond the arc to quiet the LMU defense. With 5:22 on the clock, Barcello buried his fifth 3-pointer of the night to bring the score to 67-46.The Cougars closed the game with three more buckets from beyond the arc from three different players, including the record-setting 18th by Evan Troy.On the game, the Cougars shot 43.1 percent from the field, 47.4 percent from 3 and 64.3 percent from the charity stripe. The Lions recorded 51.1 percent from the field, 20.0 percent from beyond the arc and 60.0 percent from the free-throw line. Written bylast_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis signs college athletes compensation bill

first_imgStarting next year, college athletes in the state of Florida will be eligible for compensation in situations where their name, image, or likeness is being used.The announcement was made Friday afternoon by Governor Ron DeSantis at the University of Miami.The governor said that he “viewed it as something that was a matter of fairness,”  when it came to allowing the athletes to be paid.“We’re not talking about, you get a scholarship to Florida State and Miami and the universities are gonna pay you to play. That’s not what we’re talking about,” DeSantis said. “But if you have a situation where you have some of the great athletes, particularly in sports like football and basketball, whose name, image, and likeness is being used to make millions and millions of dollars, and they don’t have the opportunity to get any of that, there’s something fundamentally unfair for that,” DeSantis said.“If EA Sports wants to do NCAA Football and they’re gonna have some of these guys who are great players, they’re gonna use their name, image, and likeness, then there can be some compensation for that,” DeSantis continued.The Florida Board of Governors are still hammering out the finer details of the bill but it is expected to go into affect by July 1st of 2021.last_img read more

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Multi-million euro investment for 12 Donegal health projects including community hospitals

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has announced that investment has been secured for 12 major healthcare projects across Donegal.The multi-million euro package includes plans for the refurbishment of St Joseph’s Stranorlar and Ramelton Community Hospitals.The Minister said this is a phenomenal level of investment in healthcare and it will be of enormous benefit to our people for years to come. Minister McHugh revealed “The confirmation of investment in Community Hospitals in Donegal, in particular St Joseph’s Stranorlar and Ramelton and several other major projects, is a statement of intent from this Government.”The Minister for Education and Skills added “This Government’s commitment to the future of the Community Hospitals has been clear for some time.“First we reversed a decision which threatened St Joseph’s and Ramelton. Now we have secured commitment in the Health Service Executive Capital Plan for planning for their refurbishment and upgrade.“Their future is guaranteed, as well as ensuring facilities of the highest possible standard and the best quality care. “This has come about thanks to the Government led by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recognising the need for Community Hospitals in different parts of the county.“It’s also down to Health Minister Simon Harris, and importantly Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly who has been a passionate and dedicated supporter of the need to secure excellent Community Hospital care in Donegal. He demonstrated as much by visiting the county twice to hear our needs.“It is the best news for the families of people who use these facilities, for the people who work there and for the wider community.”Minister McHugh confirmed the multi-million euro investment in 12 projects with the formal announcement of the national plan being made by Minister Harris.“This Government’s commitment to community care and to wider investment in healthcare in Donegal has been exceptional in recent years – whether that’s through radiology services in Letterkenny University Hospital, agreement to recruit a second breast cancer surgeon or investing in Altnagelvin in Derry to improve cancer care in the north-west,” Minister McHugh said. “Many people have been to the fore when it came to fighting for our Community Hospitals, not least our Fine Gael councillors Martin Harley in Stranorlar and Bernard McGuinness in Inishowen. I also want to recognise the focus of the Save Our Hospitals group for keeping this issue on the agenda.“The investment by this Government also commits to the new Community Nursing Unit in Letterkenny with more than 100 beds, an upgraded mortuary in Letterkenny University Hospital and a primary care centre in Newtowncunningham.“That is combined with all of the progress that will be seen in the coming year in works on Community Hospitals in Dungloe, Carndonagh and Ballyshannon and the final designs for Falcarragh and Buncrana Community Hospitals.”The full list of projects in Donegal which have been included in the HSE Capital Plan are: 1 – Letterkenny Radiology project2 – Ambulance base upgrade at Stranorlar/Ballybofey3 – Restoration and upgrade of mortuary unit at Letterkenny University Hospital4 – Newtowncunningham Primary Care Centre5 – Ballyshannon 100 bed Community Nursing Unit – Tender & Contract6 – Dungloe Community Hospital Refurb – Tender & Contract7 – Carndonagh Community Hospital Refurb – Tender & Contract8 – Falcarragh Community Hospital Refurb – Design9 – Buncrana Community Hospital Refurb – Design10 – Ramelton Community Hospital Refurb – Planning11 – Stranorlar Community Hospital Refurb – Planning12 – Letterkenny Community Nursing UnitMulti-million euro investment for 12 Donegal health projects including community hospitals was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalhospitalsinvestmentMinister Joe McHughProjectslast_img read more

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Top 5 takeaways from 49ers joint practice with Broncos

first_imgENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A mostly civil practice unfolded on the Denver Broncos practice fields Friday as the 49ers made their first visit since 2016. Here are the top takeaways from the two-hour session:Offensive line concernsAn injury-riddled training camp has another apparent casualty: Mike Person, the  starting right guard. After participating throughout practice, Person emerged from the 49ers locker room on crutches with an orthopedic boot on his left foot, and he was driven away by a cart.San …last_img read more

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Solar Systems Defy Theories

first_imgStuart Ross Taylor (Australian National University, Canberra) feels left behind.  The astronomers have their nice, neat H-R diagrams to explain stars, but no such diagram exists for planetary scientists.  Our hodgepodge collection of planets, moons and small bodies defies classification, to say nothing of the extrasolar planets that have been discovered so far, mostly in wild elliptical orbits or close-in to the parent stars.  Writing in the July 29 issue of Nature,1 he compares stellar and planetary astronomy:By contrast, planets are individuals that show few systematic relationships and have resisted attempts at classification or even definition, as witnessed in the furore over the status of Pluto, which is an eccentric dwarf when placed among the planets, but is better suited to be the king of the many icy bodies in the Kuiper belt.  So far, there is no planetary equivalent of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.  Even if we arrive at a satisfactory explanation for the formation and evolution of our planetary system, there is no guarantee that this will apply elsewhere.  Perhaps this is the reason, as Stephen Brush has commented, that the origin of the Solar System represents one of the oldest unsolved problems in science.Taylor says this in spite of mentioning in the first paragraph that Laplace in 1796 had explained the planets as condensing from a solar nebula.  As an example of the difficulties in explaining the origin of planets, he points to the long history of trying to explain Earth, from Hutton (1788) to plate tectonics.  But even today’s theory of plate tectonics may be too specialized to apply anywhere else:But this process is unique to the Earth among the planets of the Solar System and was only made possible by the late stochastic addition of a water content of a few hundred parts per million.  Many of the difficulties in trying to understand the evolution of the Moon arose from the uncritical attempts to apply our hard-won experience with wetter terrestrial rocks to those from our bone-dry satellite.Another example of the difficulty is comparing Venus and Earth.  They should be twins, but “the Earth resembles Venus much as Dr Jekyll resembled Mr Hyde.”  What causes the difference between these twins?  “The short answer is water,” he gives as if a rote answer out of the textbook, but “As we search for terrestrial-like planets elsewhere, we need to find out the reasons for these differences and the conditions that allow these diverse bodies to form at all.”  That can only come from a new interdisciplinary approach, a distinct new mindset “somewhere between the approaches of astronomers – who want to treat planets mathematically like stars – and geologists, who want to generalize from their detective-like experience with the Earth.”1Stuart Ross Taylor, “Why can’t planets be like stars?” Nature 430, 509 (29 July 2004); doi:10.1038/430509a.The fact that Taylor raises these questions means that the typical rote answers given simplistically in textbooks are wrong.  He sounds like astronomers are at square one explaining the planets, despite 208 years since Laplace famously remarked, when asked where God fit into his model, “I have no need of that hypothesis.”  Well, put up or shut up.  We’re still waiting.  We know a lot of things now that Laplace did not, and the trend of recent discoveries has been contrary to the expectations of nebular and planetesimal theorists, so much so that Hal Levison called his own theory a fairy tale, and others crazy (see 05/30/2002 headline).  His subsequent suggestion was the only wise thing he said: “We have to start thinking of alternatives.  Probably there’s a method for their formation that no one has even thought of yet.”  Well, some have, but their views are categorically disallowed by the reigning naturalistic paradigm.    We hate to break it to Taylor, but the stellar astronomers don’t have everything so neatly tied up as he supposes, either (see 07/08/2004 headline).  In fact, does any naturalist have anything neatly tied up? (See next two headlines.)(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Cheap, clean lighting for Kenya

first_imgThe d.light solar system consists of a four-watt rooftop solar panel; a control box that attaches to the wall of a home or business; three bright, adjustable lights; a mobile phone charging station; and a base station that manages and displays the user’s credit.As long as Kenyans keep making payments, the system provides light and power; once it is paid off, owners get power for free.(Images: M-KOPA Solar)MEDIA CONTACTS • Jesse Moore Managing director, M-KOPA Solar+254 711 071 000Cadine PillayA pay-as-you-go solar start-up in Kenya is providing a cheap and pollution-free replacement for the common kerosene-fuelled lamps usually used in the country.M-Kopa Solar, a mobile technology group, is providing credit to low-income earners in Kenya to buy the power system, the d.light solar home system, which otherwise is too expensive for them. Using embedded sim cards enabled by East African telecommunications company Safaricom, M-Kopa enables the use of the d.light solar home system in rural areas.M-Kopa means “to borrow” in Swahili. The company was established in 2011 but began offering the product commercially in June 2012; since then it has sold 1 000 units. Managing director Jesse Moore said the target was to reach sales of tens of thousands of units within a year.Kerosene lamps, indoor pollutionThe majority of people in rural Kenya use kerosene-fuelled lamps for lighting their homes, which is not only hazardous and expensive, but also creates indoor pollution. About 80% of households rely on kerosene for lighting because they are not linked to the national electricity grid, which does not reach many rural communities and requires a connection fee of at least 35 000 shillings (about $412).Solar lamps work anywhere the sun shines. The d.light solar system has a lifespan of seven to 10 years. It consists of a four-watt rooftop solar panel; a control box that attaches to the wall of a home or business; three bright, adjustable lights; a mobile phone charging station; and a base station that manages and displays the user’s credit.According to the World Health Organization, inhaling fumes from fuels, including the coal and biomass used to power stoves and lamps, has the same effects on health as smoking two packets of cigarettes a day. “We are giving people a modern, cleaner and longer-lasting technology for less than what they would spend on kerosene or another inefficient substitute,” Moore said.Free powerKerosene lamps cost about $0.65 a day and people have to pay fees to have their mobile phones charged at places that have electricity. By comparison, M-Kopa’s solar system is significantly cheaper. It costs 16 900 shillings ($199). Clients make a down payment of 2 500 shillings ($29) and then daily instalments of 40 shillings ($0.46) until it’s paid off.As long as they keep making payments, the system provides free light and power; once it is paid off, owners get power for free.In its research, M-Kopa heard from George Miruka, a 36-year-old father of four. He told the company he had stopped worrying about the fire risk from kerosene lamps after outfitting his mud-walled hut with an M-Kopa system last month. “My children are safe,” Miruka said.He sterilises an operating theatre and cleans a local hospital for a living in Oyugis, outside Nairobi, for which he earns 5 000 shillings ($58) a month. “The solar system works when I have credit in my account, so I make bulk payments to ensure the system always keeps going,” Miruka said told M-Kopa. “I have 264 days remaining to complete my payment.”Easy mobile paymentsPayments for M-Kopa are processed through a mobile phone money transfer platform known as M-Pesa, developed by Safaricom.Moore said this platform allowed M-Kopa to tap into M-Pesa’s 15-million customers, comprising almost a third of Kenya’s population. This way, the payment records can be used by banks as a credit history when account holders apply for loans or mortgages.“An estimated 33% of Kenyans are financially excluded and do not have savings accounts, credit cards or access to loans,” Moore said. The company was considering offering other pay-as-you-go products in developing countries, including irrigation systems, refrigerators for shop owners to cool drinks and food, as well as sewing machines.M-Kopa is available in 75 shops in Eldoret and Kitale, but the company has plans to expand nationwide.last_img read more

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Feeding Farmers Week 1 – Schweiterman Farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The winner of Week #1 of Feeding Farmers in the Field was Schweiterman Farms in Mercer County. The Ohio Ag Net and T102 met Ryan Schweiterman and his family for lunch as the crew continued soybean harvest. Learn more about the farm and some early yield results as Dale Minyo visits with Ryan in the field.last_img

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F1 great Michael Schumacher’s health report revealed

first_imgSchumacher was hospitalised with severe head injuries after his December 29 ski accidentFormula One great Michael Schumacher who left a French hospital on Monday, six months after a skiing accident, is now able to respond to the sound of his wife’s voice, said a report in Germany’s Bild newspaper.After having spent months in coma ever since his skiing accident on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps on December 29, Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement on Monday. However, she gave no further details on Schumacher’s condition.According to details which have now emerged, the F1 legend has lost considerable weight, more than 44 lbs, and weighs just 55 kg now. But even when Schumacher was in coma, doctors had begun physical therapy to keep his body flexible and his muscles active.Schumacher was also said to be able to breathe without assistance for unspecified periods. According to Bild report, he is no longer dependent on life-sustaining machines.  He cannot talk yet, but what’s most encouraging is the fact that he responds to the voices around him, particularly his wife, Corinna.”The voice of Corinna has a much stronger effect on him than the voices of other people,” Bild wrote.Schumacher, his wife and their two children live in Switzerland. He had met with an accident while on a family vacation as he was skiing with his 14-year-old son in December. The accidentThe 45-year-old German driver was hospitalised with severe head injuries after his December 29 ski accident, which split his helmet as he crashed into rocks on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.advertisementMichael Schumacher retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titlesDoctors in Grenoble put him into a coma to rest his brain and decrease swelling, and they operated to remove blood clots, but some were too deeply embedded.Little information has been released on Schumacher’s condition over recent months. Monday’s statement was the first substantial update since Kehm said in early April that Schumacher “shows moments of consciousness and awakening.” The legacySchumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titles: two with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, and five consecutive championships with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. The German came back to the sport with Mercedes in 2010, securing only one podium before retiring for a second time at the end of 2012.last_img read more

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PBA: Pogoy, TNT remain in sharp form, crush Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PBA IMAGESRR Pogoy came up with a sharp offensive effort on Friday, leading TNT KaTropa to a 92-78 victory over Alaska as the Texters stayed in the running for a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.Missing just four of 13 field goal attempts for 24 points in just over 20 minutes on the Cuneta Astrodome floor, Pogoy was hot for the second straight outing for the equally sizzling Texters, who won a fourth straight game and rose to 6-3 overall.ADVERTISEMENT A look at the teams in the Champions League quarterfinals Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES Pogoy, who also led the Texters with 28 points in a 127-89 demolition of Blackwater last week, was forced to limp out of the floor with 8:44 left after a physical play for a looseball. The Texters were able to carve out the dominant win even with just one other player–Troy Rosario with 15 points–finishing in twin digits and franchise player Jason Castro shooting just eight.With a sweep of their remaining two games in the eliminations, the Texters can avail of the quarterfinal bonus via the backdoor by dragging the No. 2 team into a playoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe loss was the third straight for the Aces, who have labored hard all-conference long because of manpower woes. With a 3-5 slate, Alaska would need to sweep their last three games to entertain thoughts of making the playoffs without a hitch. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more