Jackson St., Prairie View meet in SWAC semis

first_img Associated Press March 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 4 seed Jackson State (15-17, 12-7) vs. No. 1 seed Prairie View (19-13, 15-4)Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama; Friday, 2:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Jackson State is ready to face Prairie View with a spot in the SWAC championship game on the line. In the regular season, Prairie View won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last met on Feb. 17, when the Panthers outshot Jackson State 41.7 percent to 36.5 percent and made seven more 3-pointers en route to the nine-point victory. Jackson St., Prairie View meet in SWAC semiscenter_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The Tigers are led by Tristan Jarrett and Roland Griffin. Jarrett is averaging 16.8 points while Griffin is putting up 14 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. The Panthers have been led by seniors Gerard Andrus and Devonte Patterson, who have combined to score 29 points per outing.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Patterson has accounted for 44 percent of all Prairie View field goals over the last three games. Patterson has 21 field goals and 14 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 73: Jackson State is 0-12 when it allows at least 73 points and 15-5 when it holds opponents to less than 73.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Jackson State’s Dontelius Ross has attempted 38 3-pointers and connected on 42.1 percent of them, and is 2 for 4 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Prairie View has attempted the second-most free throws among all SWAC teams. The Panthers have averaged 23.2 foul shots per game this season and 28.7 per game over their last three games. ___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.comlast_img read more

Rahm Eyes History at 120th US Open Golf Championship

first_imgRahm, who tied for third place at last year’s US Open at Pebble Beach, hopes to change that this week.“I’m not going to lie to say this; there’s always something extra special to be possibly the first Spanish player to win a US Open,” Rahm said on Tuesday.“That would be amazing. So it’s a bit of an extra motivation there to play good this week and do what I have to do.”Last year’s third place at Pebble Beach aside, Rahm has had mostly unhappy memories of the US Open.He missed the cut at the 2018 and 2017 tournaments, but did manage a tie for 23rd as an amateur in 2016.Rahm says the traditionally unforgiving nature of US Open makes drawing up a gameplan particularly challenging.“It’s sort of like in boxing where Mike Tyson said everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,” Rahm said.“It’s the same thing here. We all have a plan, but if you hit it sideways, you got to figure it out.”Rahm, however, believes his form this season augurs well for his prospects at Winged Foot.Since the PGA Tour resumed following the coronavirus shutdown, he was notched wins at Memorial in July and at the BMW Championship last month in the FedEx Cup playoffs.“In the past maybe this type of golf wasn’t my bread and butter, but again, based on the two events I’ve won this year, I’m pretty much ready,” Rahm said.“I’ve been able to dial it back when I needed to, and I’ve been able to play it properly when I needed to.“I think I’ve always thought US Open is the type of golf course I can win on. I know my game can win on any golf course, but when you’re playing good, again, it becomes a mental challenge. I welcome those.”Meanwhile, English golfer Sam Horsfield has withdrawn from the 120th US Open Championship after testing positive for Covid-19, organisers have announced.The US Golf Association said Horsfield’s positive case came after he arrived in New York last week and underwent pre-competition testing.Horsfield, 23, said in a statement he was “asymptomatic and feeling well.”“It goes without saying that I am hugely disappointed to not have the opportunity to play in my 4th US Open but clearly the safety of the tournament and other players is paramount,” Horsfield said.The US Golf Association said Horsfield’s place would be taken by Rory Sabbatini, the 44-year-old South African-born professional who now represents Slovakia.Horsfield is the second player to withdraw from the US Open due to a coronavirus positive.On Sunday, Scottie Scheffler withdrew from the tournament following a positive case.This year’s US Open was moved from its traditional slot in June after Covid-19 brought sport in North America to a standstill.This year’s tournament starts on Thursday at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck in New York.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jon Rahm is eyeing a piece of golfing history as he aims to break his major tournament duck at the US Open starting tomorrow.The in-form 25-year-old, who had a spell as world number one earlier this season, could become the first player from Spain to win the US Open if he triumphs at Winged Foot.While the greats of Spanish golf have recorded multiple wins in other majors, with Seve Ballesteros, Jose-Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia sharing five Masters victories and three Open Championship wins between them, no Spaniard has ever prevailed in the major billed as the “toughest test in golf.” Jon Rahm…eyeing a big win at the US Open Golf Championship starting tomorrow last_img read more

#SmartCity: Miami Earns Top Digital Cities Award for Innovation Efforts

first_imgMiami, Florida – The City of Miami and its Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) have been recognized by the Center for Digital Government for their ongoing, wide-ranging efforts to drive innovation into all facets of the local government and the residents it serves.Miami earned first place in the 2019 Digital Cities Survey for cities with a population between 250,000 and 499,999 for the work of its DoIT team, which has is focused over the past year on making the department more agile in its operations and service delivery.“This is a welcome recognition for the City of Miami and shows that our commitment to organization-wide innovation is moving the needle in terms of better serving our residents and operating more effectively,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “I applaud our DoIT team for their efforts and for advancing a new way of working and delivering public services.”As it endeavors to be more agile in its operations and service, Miami’s DoIT technologists have focused their efforts on several key areas for change or improvement:Providing citizen-centric solutions that place users firstCreating data-driven efficienciesIncreasing cybersecurity measures to safeguard public resourcesBoosting network resilience by moving City’s data center to a fortified siteEstablishing clear data governance standardsPromoting innovation techniques throughout the entire City organization through the Miami Innovation AcademyIn the past year, the City’s technology professionals have launched and completed several projects that support these focus areas. From adopting a mobile-first approach for online content, to gathering feedback through continuous user testing, to moving paper-based permitting processes online, to completing the physical relocation of the City’s data center, DoIT has taken decisive steps to improve how the City delivers services to the public.“I’m proud of our DoIT team for being true champions of innovation and making huge strides over the past year in how we work, deliver services to the public and strengthen our assets for the long term,” said Mike Sarasti, the City of Miami’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of DoIT. “We’re all-in on innovation here in the Magic City and appreciate the Center for Digital Government for recognizing our efforts.”The Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2019 Digital Cities Survey late last week. Now in its 19th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. The survey is open to all U.S. cities and selected national leaders in the Top 10 characteristics of a Digital City: Leadership Alignment, Citizen-centric, Efficient, Data Governance, Secure, Resilient, Staffed/ Supported, Connected, Innovative, and Best Practices.last_img read more

Betfair – Record breaking summer of betting on women’s sports

first_img Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Submit Share Tonight’s semi-final clash between tournament favourites England and host nation Holland marks the continuation of a record breaking summer of betting on women’s sport. England earned their spot in the semi-final with a hard fought victory over France last Sunday, in a game that traded £2.5m on Betfair. So far, Betfair has traded over £30m on the tournament from over 50,000 customers, with a total of £6m just on England games.If the Lionesses can continue their heroic run with victory at FC Twente’s Der Grolsch Veste stadium this evening, Betfair expect the final to break the previous trading record of £4m on women’s football, set at the 2015 World Cup. Nonetheless, Mark Sampson’s side remain unlikely to break the trading record of over £40m on a women’s sporting event, set last weekend at the cricket World Cup final when England defeated India. Katie Baylis, Spokesperson for Betfair, told SBC: “It really has been a huge summer for women’s sport with the Cricket World Cup, Euros and the upcoming Rugby World Cup, and we have certainly seen unprecedented interest when it comes to betting on these events.“The Cricket World Cup final, which saw England beat India, had record crowds and viewing figures and was also a betting record for us on a women’s sporting event, with over £40m bet on the Betfair Exchange.“If they can make the final, we predict that game will become the biggest women’s football match in Betfair history in terms of volume, beating the £4m bet on the 2015 World Cup.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Bundesliga return offers May boost for German betting market

first_img Share StumbleUpon Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Related Articles German bookmakers and affiliates have reported a drastic increase in business after the Bundesliga returned following an eight week hiatus.Affiliate company Leadstar Media reported that its MyWettbonus.de brand had recorded a 100% increase in business since football resumed. Meanwhile, searches for ‘sportwetten’ – the German for ‘sports betting’ – were 2.5x higher in May than in the middle of April.Leadstar Media also revealed that searches for ‘Wettbonus’ (bookmaker bonus) and ‘Wettanbieter’ (bookmakers) had also increased since April.Meanwhile, international broadcasters have recorded record figures for viewers, with the Dortmund-Schalke derby attracting an audience of 203,000 on Fox Sports 1 in the Netherlands – which is more than double the usual figure for Bundesliga matches shown on the channel.But despite the positive increases, the value for affiliates from the German sports betting market is expected to shrink, with the uptake in activity following the resumption of live football not expected to mitigate the losses experienced during the lockdown. In fact, the market for gambling and sports betting in Austria is likely to be one of the major losers in the shutdown in 2020. That’s according to data from market research institute Industry Radar, who authored a study predicting that the country’s gross gaming revenue could shrink by 16% to €1.62 billion for 2020.The same research suggested that GGR for the sports betting industry in Austria will drop by 45% to €145 million, with no improvements expected until Autumn.last_img read more

Alpena Library Hosting a Full Week of Summer Workshops

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alpena County Library is gearing up for the return of the University of Michigan’s free workshops.This year’s program will include four unique workshops for educators, librarians, scout troop leaders, boys and girls club mentors and for any organization that like to host educational programs.With technology on the rise, Library Development Coordinator, Jessica Luther said the workshops are a great way for the community to learn more about social media, do it yourself projects and how to use new technologies to your advantage.“Different styles of learning keep changing. We’re constantly adapting and evolving and I think staying on the cutting edge of educational trends and also what works with kids and teens and even adults is really beneficial to educators in the area. The whole world is changing globally and how things are done. Everything is a lot more technology based, so it’s important that we up here in Alpena stay up on top of all those things as well,” Luther said.‘Learning Through Doing’ workshops will be held July 18th through July 20th. The four workshops include: Introduction to the Maker Movement, Introduction to Fashion Hacking, Creating Design Challenges, and Selling Handmade Goods Online.One plus to the workshops is that educators can earn credits for free. If you’re interested in attending you must pre register at the Alpena County Library.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Library, workshopsContinue ReadingPrevious Home Depot Renovates VFW Post for Community DayNext Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Legislation on Law Enforcement & Body Cameraslast_img read more

The Cameras captured a cheeky Move of the Andorran National Team Player (video)

first_imgIn 45 minutes, the players of the national team of Andorra did not properly send the ball towards the goal of Asmir Begovic in the match of the 8th round of qualifications for the European Championship, which was played on Bilino Polje.Perhaps the players of Andorra do not know how to score a goal, but they certainly know how to be sneaky. And yes, they know very well which of the BH players is hot tempered.During one break, Rebes tried to provoke Emir Spahic, pinching him so that the referee does not see him.That incorrect move was captured by the cameras of the BHT. Unfortunately, the referee did not see that, but luckily neither Spahic did not react the way he should not have.(Source: fokus.ba)last_img

Daxter Rosewicz gets his first haircut – a symbolic moment in his fight against cancer

first_imgBen had already donated hair to the cause. Now it was Daxter’s turn.Perched on a barber’s chair, beautician Jennifer Kinyon would cut 7 inches off his long brownish blonde hair which would go to Locks of Love to make a wig. The rest was just getting chopped. It was going to be cut short.Daxter, wearing a Oklahoma University tee shirt, had a new do when it was all done. He thought the haircut was “fun” and wanted to do it again.By the grace of God and the determination of his parents and his doctors and medical staff, Daxter will indeed have many, many more haircuts to come.And there he is all the little boy of 3 years old! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Duke · 356 weeks ago Great story… Report Reply 1 reply · active 356 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Just me · 356 weeks ago Thank you so much for sharing. What a wonderful story. It is so nice to read some really good news for a change. So very happy for this family. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Wgtnres · 356 weeks ago Wonderful to hear!! The hair he donated was beautiful!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Miss Jennifer · 356 weeks ago I felt very privileged to cut his hair!! He is a fun, loving, and energetic boy! We ended up donating 11 inches! 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 356 weeks ago God is Good…such a great story for everyone to hear….God Bless you all…and many happy years to come…Daxter… Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down mommy of 2 · 356 weeks ago Incredible story and a true testament! God does work miracles! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Kelli · 356 weeks ago Wonderful story– thanks for sharing it with us! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Cody White · 356 weeks ago I give this story 3 thumbs up! Keep fighting a good fight Daxter! Way to go buddy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Everyone could use a happy ending. So is the case of Daxter Rosewicz, who was getting his first hair cut last week at Wild About Hair in Wellington.Daxter Rosewicz, age 3, is getting his first hair cut while his proud parents Ben and Bailey rejoice.Daxter is 3 years old and will be 4 on Valentine’s Day. His hair was long and lengthy last Tuesday. This active little boy was excited for a hair cut. For it would be his first one.A first hair cut for a child is usually a monumental experience for any parent. But last Tuesday for Ben and Bailey Rosewicz it was bigger yet. For it was a symbolic event – a venture away from the traumatic events of yesteryear and a new beginning beyond.Daxter at 7 months was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma cancer. Doctors had given him just a five percent chance of living at the time. He had two tumors in his head, two tumors in his chest and one large one wrapped around his abdomen.Daxter’s lengthy hair is about to see the scissors of beautician Jennifer Kinyon.It took several operations and eight or nine chemotherapies to fight the cancer. But Daxter was obviously a persistent little boy. His cancer has been in remission since June 2011.After his treatments, after his cancer went into remission, his hair started to grow. But Ben and Bailey never wanted to cut it. The hair was a sign of good health – a sign that things were much, much better.The time had come Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Daxter’s hair had reached epic proportions. The first hair cut was to occur.The Rosewicz’ decided to donate to Locks of Love – a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada under the age of 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.  The organizations used donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics (see website here). http://www.locksoflove.org/The hair cutting begins. Daxter does not even look like the same child.last_img read more

Renegades OC Hal Mumme broke his leg and continued to call plays: ‘I’m not soft’

first_img (FOX) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cc/dd/hal-mumme-cap-hug_1lat50ejhg6w312ag0nb2np6wt.png?t=-1599812368&w=500&quality=80 Mumme tried to move out of the way, but couldn’t quite get out of there quick enough.Even though it was an obvious mistake, Artis-Payne was seen later hugging the coach as a way of saying sorry. Mumme tweeted about the news saying simply, “I’m not soft.”The offensive coordinator stayed in the game to call plays from the sideline. But when the Renegades take on the New York Guardians this week, Mumme will be calling plays from the press box.center_img Dallas Renegades offensive coordinator Hal Mumme was involved in a sideline incident Sunday during the team’s game against the Houston Roughnecks. On Monday, the team confirmed he broke his leg on the play.The play happened in the second quarter and was the result of friendly fire. Renegades running back Cameron Artis-Payne was pushed by a defender heading out of bounds, so he couldn’t slow down his momentum. Mumme happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and his leg got caught up in the action.last_img read more

Vaping called “epidemic” on national, local levels

first_imgMASON CITY — Youth vaping is being called an epidemic by the US Surgeon General and the Food and Drug Administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report indicating the increased use of vaping and e-cigarettes has erased any progress that’s been made in prior years in preventing youth tobacco use. E-cigarette use has increased to almost 21% of high school students and 5% of middle school students.A recent survey of nearly 550 north-central Iowa youth has revealed that 42% have tried vaping. Penny McCaslin is the tobacco program coordinator for the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health. She says those statistics are very concerning. “Because of the rate of youth patterns that we’ve seen, the numbers just explode with kids using these products. The problem with that is because they are commonly unknowingly using a high amount of nicotine, which is highly addictive. It’s a poison. It really just sets them up for a lifetime of all kinds of addictions.”McCaslin says they did the north-central Iowa survey to show people that it’s just not an epidemic nationally but as well here locally.  “Sometimes even when we know that there’s a national issue, there are pockets around  the nation that aren’t quite affected by different issues here and there, so we wanted to check in on North Iowa and see really where we are specifically with this issue. So that’s why we took the survey. We got a fair amount of youth to share that information with us and I think it really shows that there is an epidemic here and all through Iowa, we know by other surveys and so forth. So it is very concerning.”McCaslin says the most recently manufactured vaping products are being made to be discreet, but there are some things you can look for if you suspect a child may be vaping.  “Not only in the size and the look of it, it looks like similar to a flash drive, it’s very easy to hide in the hand and it also has a tendency to not expose so much white cloud that we see what some of the earlier electronic products. If you’re seeing equipment around the house or around your kids’ bedrooms, something that looks like a flash drive but is a little bit different than what you’re used to seeing, that might be something to just look at a little bit closer and see exactly what it is.”McCaslin says help is available if you find a child has been vaping. “The Quit Vaping Hotline is one that we believe can really help youth and parents. People can check into that by texting the word QUIT to 202-804-9884. Everything is anonymous and it’s free of charge. The messages are tailored to age groups, so they give appropriate recommendations for teens, young adults and the parents, which I think it’s really great.”You can also find more information about vaping by heading to the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health’s website.last_img read more