The Week 5 AP Poll Top 25 Has Been Released

first_imgJake Fromm warms up before a game against Arkansas State.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs is seen prior to the start of the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Sanford Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)Week 4 is in the books, and as we look ahead to Week 5, the new AP poll Top 25 has been released.The results of this weekend caused a lot of changes in the rankings. That’s what happens when you have multiple matchups between ranked teams and a handful of upsets.Georgia beating Notre Dame, Auburn topping Texas A&M and Wisconsin whipping Michigan all played a role in the movement in the AP poll. So did USC’s upset of Utah and Pitt’s stunning win over UCF, among other results.The AP has updated its top 25 poll following Week 4. Here it is:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaLSUOhio StateOklahomaAuburnWisconsinFloridaNotre DameTexasPenn StateOregonIowaCalBoise StateWashingtonVirginiaUtahMichiganUSCUCFTexas A&MKansas StateMichigan StateThe full Coaches’ Poll top 25 can be seen here.In Week 5, we’ll see Notre Dame host Virginia and USC travel to Washington. Those are the two biggest meetings between ranked opponents.last_img read more

Igor Stimac names 23-member India squad for World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh

first_img Press Trust of India GuwahatiOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 17:56 IST Head coach Igor Stimac with players (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSeasoned defensive bulwark Jhingan suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear on his left kneeGoalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu termed the ruling out of Sandesh as ‘a big loss’ for the Blue TigersThe Indian team will reach Kolkata on SundayHead coach Igor Stimac on Saturday named a 23-member Indian football squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata on Tuesday.Defenders Sandesh Jhingan and Anwar Ali (Jr) were ruled out the match to be played at VYBK Stadium due to injuries, while Halicharan Narzary, Farukh Choudhary and Nishu Kumar did not make it to the final 23 and were released from the national camp here.”Halicharan, Farukh and Nishu gave others a tough run for money and the decision was not an easy one. They came very close to their competitors. It was in fact a tough decision to take,” Stimac said.Seasoned defensive bulwark Jhingan suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear on his left knee during the team’s 1-1 draw against Guwahati-based North East United in a friendly on Wednesday and he will undergo a surgery that may rule him out for six months.”Sandesh has suffered on his left knee ACL tear and need to undergo surgery. It usually takes 6 months for return to sport. He will be monitored constantly during the rehabilitation phase so that he comes back on the field sooner,” Team Physio Gigy George said.”Sandesh is our Iron-man. He will be missed in Kolkata but knowing him, I’m pretty sure, he’ll come back much stronger,” Stimac stated.Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who led from the front as captain in the drawn match against Asian champions Qatar in Doha, termed the ruling out of Sandesh as ‘a big loss’ for the Blue Tigers.advertisement”It’s really sad. It’s a big loss for us, especially at this moment. I could imagine how would he feel missing this game but he’s a strong guy and he’ll come back strongly soon,” Sandhu said.The Indian team will reach Kolkata on Sunday.The 23-member Indian Squad:Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh.Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Adil Khan, Narender, Sarthak Golui, Anas Edathodika, Mandar Rao Desai, Subhasish Bose.Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Vinit Rai, Anirudh Thapa, Abdul Sahal, Raynier Fernandes, Brandon Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan.Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh.Also Read | After Virat Kohli, India football captain Sunil Chhetri turns veganAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Next Igor Stimac names 23-member India squad for World Cup qualifiers against BangladeshIndia head coach Igor Stimac has announced a 23-member squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh.advertisementlast_img read more

Cologne Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

first_imgAndrew Schutt gives his Boston Terrier, Tucker, all the credit for inspiring his new company, Bawston & Tucker.“Tucker hates being sprayed,” says Schutt. “I wanted to create something to rub on his ears to make him smell good.”That goal led Schutt to research ingredients that would be safe for animals, but in the process of developing his product he realized he had created something that he would wear. He now single handedly produces small batches of three varieties of solid cologne for men. Stored in a stylish tin, the cologne is convenient to take anywhere—from dropping in a gym bag to carrying to the office.Schutt created the company in February in his Florence, Alabama home and has only received rave reviews with orders coming in from across the country and Canada.The three varieties, each priced at $15, all have American Indian themes reflecting the heritage of the Shoals. They include:Aroostook – This is the Native American word for “good rivers.” As a solid cologne, it hints of the aroma of wooded banks beside the winding water with a base of patchouli mingled with jasmine and rosemary.Motega – The inspiration for this scent is a warrior’s arrow. It’s quick, lethal and precise. Crafted from rich cardamom, mandarin and black pepper combined with a base of sandalwood and myrrh.Tuskalusa – Named after the “Black Warrior,” this cologne offers a base of Tonka bean and Guiac woods, which are enhanced by citrus and olive flower.“A lot of men don’t like cologne because it can be overwhelming if you spray too much,” explains Schutt. “With a solid cologne you can control it better. You can put on pulse points and you can actually rub on your beard if you want to.”As he works to build his company, Schutt hasn’t forgotten Tucker and the original inspiration. “I plan in the future to do a dog line,” he says, “but I want it to be a more simple fragrance.” How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away Editors’ Recommendations The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets last_img read more

Brochures to Help Students Make Career Decisions

first_imgStudents now have another career resource when making a decision about their future in Nova Scotia. The Department of Education has distributed a series of 25 brochures to high schools across the province as part of the Youth Pathways and Transitions strategy. The strategy is designed to help students shape their futures and support successful transitions from junior to senior high and to post-secondary education. The Career Pathways brochures provide information on 25 occupations, with high employment potential, including health care, finance and skilled trades. The brochures provide a description of the job, what courses are needed, where the work is located, and expected salaries. “There are many great career and educational opportunities available here in Nova Scotia, and we want to ensure more young people take advantage of those opportunities and build a life here,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “The brochures are a great addition to other career resources available to students and parents when making career plans.” The featured occupations were chosen based on labour market trends. Another available resource for students is the Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s Career Options website at www.nscareeroptions.ca .last_img read more

Cabinet approves 22 new commercial courts and 18 permanent fast track courts

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP-led Delhi government’s Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of permanent 18 Fast Track Courts and 22 Commercial Courts which will reduce pendency of cases and ensure speedy disposal of cases.”Congrats Delhi! Cabinet approves the creation of permanent 18 Fast Track Courts and 22 Commercial Courts which will reduce pendency of cases and ensure speedy disposal of cases. This will bring respite to litigants. Many thanks to Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwal Ji,” tweeted Delhi Law Minister Kailash Gahlot. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe Delhi Cabinet approved the Law Department’s proposal for the creation of 22 Posts of Delhi Higher Judicial Services (DHJS) in Super Time Scale for Commercial Courts Judges along with the ancillary staff. (A total of 212 posts) The annual financial implications are Rs 13,55,90,280. Delhi government’s cabinet also approved the Law Department’s proposal for the conversion of 90 percent of temporary post sanctioned for Fast Track Courts into permanent post which 18 posts of Additional District & Session Judge (ADJs) in Delhi Higher Judicial Services along with 86 posts of ancillary staff. The annual financial implications for the conversion of the above-mentioned posts into permanent posts is Rs 8,88,45,120 (Rs eight crore eighty-eight lakh forty-five thousand and one hundred twenty only) per annum.last_img read more

Kohli best but Smiths record speaks for itself Ganguly

first_imgKolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, stressing that the India captain is still the best in the world but Smith’s records speak for itself. Former Australia skipper Smith retained his position at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes with Kohli sitting behind him on the second spot. Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Kohli with 937 rating points, an incredible effort since he started the series in fourth position with 857 points before his surge that came courtesy 774 runs in four Tests including a double hundred. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”These are questions not to be answered. How does it matter? It’s about performance. Virat is the best in the world at the moment. So that’s what makes us happy,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of an event. Asked about Smith, he said: “His records speak for itself… 26 Test hundreds which is a phenomenal record.” Ganguly was also asked about his ambitions of becoming the next India coach. “Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach,” said the 47-year old with a smile. “In any case I am already a coach. I look after the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In my first season last year, they did well,” he added.last_img read more

BC joins Alberta Ontario Quebec in banning payment for blood and plasma

first_imgVANCOUVER – Payment for blood and plasma would be prohibited in British Columbia under legislation introduced Thursday.There are no clinics in B.C. that pay people for blood or plasma and the legislation is meant to prevent any from opening.Health Minister Adrian Dix said voluntary donations of blood through Canadian Blood Services help save lives.Similar laws exist in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, but at least one private organization in Canada pays donors for plasma that is sold on the global market.People who violate British Columbia’s law would be fined up to $10,000 for a first offence, and companies would pay $100,000 for a first offence and $500,000 for each subsequent contravention of the law, the ministry said.Dr. Graham D. Sher, CEO of Canadian Blood Services, said he’s pleased to see the province support for the national blood-supply system.“Canadian Blood Services welcomes efforts to help further strengthen Canada’s voluntary, non-remunerated, publicly funded and accountable collection model,” Sher said in a statement.Rick Turner, co-chair of the BC Health Coalition, said the new legislation will help protect the health and well-being of residents who rely on a voluntary system to collect blood and plasma, the pale-yellow liquid part of blood used for various medical treatments.“B.C., like all jurisdictions, has a limited pool of potential donors,” he said. “Preventing pay-for-plasma clinics from operating in the province ensures that they will not draw donors away from the voluntary blood system.”The coalition, along with BloodWatch.org and the B.C. Hemophiliac Society, has advocated for the legislation since 2016, when a private company said it planned to open clinics in the Vancouver area.Canadian Plasma Resources has clinics in Saskatoon and Moncton and had been in talks with the former Liberal government in B.C.The company’s CEO Barzin Bahardoust said British Columbia’s ban on compensating people for plasma will mean it must continue to buy from paid American donors.“We’re relying on paid-plasma donors from the United States for about 85 per cent of the plasma-protein products that we use in this country,” he said, adding the company has considered expanding to Manitoba and Nova Scotia.He said plasma donors at its two Canadian clinics are paid up to $50 in the form of a tax receipt or a reloadable credit card in that amount.A tainted-blood supply scandal in the 1980s led to safeguards after thousands of Canadians who received blood transfusions were infected with HIV or hepatitis C. A four-year inquiry headed by retired judge Horace Krever in the mid-90s heard from people who were living with the tragic consequences of contaminated blood.Health Canada says it’s legal to collect plasma used for manufacturing plasma products from paid donors.“Paid-plasma donors are critical to ensuring a sufficient supply of blood products in Canada,” the department says on its website.“In fact, approximately 70 per cent of the immune globulins available in Canada are made in whole or in part from plasma from paid donors,” it says about the preparation used to temporarily provide patients with antibodies if they can’t produce their own.A Health Canada spokeswoman said an expert panel established to look into the collection of plasma is expected to deliver a report in the near future.BloodWatch.org executive director Kat Lanteigne said BloodWatch.org made submissions to the panel saying Health Canada has skirted its responsibility to protect the security of the country’s blood supply.“It’s Canadian Blood Services that’s the official national blood authority, not Health Canada,” she said. “By creating a competitor of collection in order to create these life-saving drugs, what Health Canada has done is in absolute opposition to every single one of justice Krever’s recommendations.”— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more

Designer Vivienne Westwood Launches Young Poetry Competition

first_imgBristish fashion designer and activist, Dame Vivienne Westwood and YOUYOU Mentoring, have joined forces to launch an exciting new project for aspiring young poets.The partnership will give young people the opportunity to create the first-ever collection of Climate Revolution poems to help raise of climate change and the environment.Dame Vivienne said: “I’m delighted to be supporting YOUYOU Mentoring and opportunities for young creatives, because the world needs poets.”Brenda Ramsey, Founder of YOUYOU Mentoring said: “The collaborative project with Dame Vivienne is a fantastic opportunity for young poets to learn from one of the world’s most creative and truly original artists. This will give them a much-needed springboard to promote their talent at an early stage in their careers, which will be an invaluable and unforgettable experience.”The partnership will give young people the opportunity to create the first-ever collection of Climate Revolution poems to help raise awareness of the plight of the planet.The opportunity will be open to FIVE poets aged 17-21, who will take part in:Bespoke Masterclasses led by contemporary poets and invited special guests to write and develop their climate poems. Poets will record their poems at The Premises solar-powered ‘A’ Studio in London and take part in a portrait shoot. The project will be documented in a film and will culminate in October with the poets performing for a celebrity audience at a special poetry reading hosted by Dame Vivienne at Keats House, the former home of poet John Keats.The Climate Revolution Project is open to all poets aged 17-21 living in London. The application process is open from 20 May – 24 June 2013.The Climate Revolution founded by Dame Vivienne Westwood encourages people to take action on climate change and to save our future by doing simple things in their daily lives that can make a difference, like signing a petition to Save the Arctic and the Rainforests and to limiting consumption; ‘buy less, choose well, make it last’.The FIVE poets selected and their journey will be unfolded on the YOUYOU Mentoring, Climate Revolution Poetry Project facebook page and twitter. ‘Like’ their page and watch the promo video here.Keep posted on all the latest news at @FollowWestwood, @youyoumentoring, @climate_rev.Source:YOUYOU Mentoringlast_img read more

Live With Kelly and Ryan coming to Niagara Falls Ontario

first_img Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement “Live has had a wonderful relationship with the city and the people of Niagara Falls. Our two previous visits are among our favourite Live remote broadcasts,” executive producer Michael Gelman said in a news release.The visit, of course, comes just in time for Canada 150 celebrations. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Go to KellyandRyan.com for information on how to get tickets to the broadcasts.Live airs Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. on CTV.BY DEBRA YEOcenter_img Advertisement Fresh off the announcement of their new daytime TV partnership comes news that Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are heading to Niagara Falls, Ont., to tape two episodes of their show.The June 5 and 6 episodes of Live With Kelly and Ryan will broadcast from the Oakes Garden Theatre in the Canadian city, with its views of the American and Horseshoe Falls.It’s not the first time the series has made the trek north of the border. In 1996, when the show was known as Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, and again in 2006 when Ripa had joined Regis Philbin as co-host, the show was aired from the Oakes Garden Theatre. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Family critical of police for allowing crime scene photos to be taken

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National News Ann Jirousek describes her niece as a wild bird. Beautiful, wild, free-spirited, strong and brave.That’s how the family of Tara Tailfeathers want to remember the 36-year-old.They’ve been losing sleep. Not only from the shock of Tailfeathers’s sudden death – but from the images of her found online, that followed days later.“Every time I closed my eyes. All I would see, is this image of her on the floor of her apartment,” said Elle-Maija Tailfeathers.Tara Tailfeathers was a member of the Blood Tribe in Alberta.She was found dead in her Calgary apartment on April 3 of a drug overdose.Photos of the incident were found on multiple websites three days later.A photo of her identification, the scene being searched by emergency medical services, and a photo of her, laying on the floor of her room just as she was found.Jirousek came across the photos while searching her niece’s name online.“I thought, that can’t be Tara. It can’t be Tara,” she said.A man named Jerzy Babkowski, who lived upstairs from Tailfeathers told APTN that he was the one who took the photos.He denied posting them online but wasn’t clear on how they got there.Babkowski said he was a friend of Tailfeathers, and that on April 3, Tailfeathers’s boyfriend asked him to check on her since he hadn’t heard from her for days.That’s when he found Tailfeathers’s body, called 911 and snapped some photos of her.When EMS arrived, Bobkowski continued taking photos.“Why was this man allowed in? Why were these pictures allowed to be taken? It hurts because aboriginal women are treated in such a manor,” said Jirousek. “They didn’t treat her like she had any dignity left.”The Tailfeathers family said they blame Calgary police for allowing Babkowski on the scene.They believe her death wasn’t handled properly because she is an Indigenous woman.But police say those photos were taken prior to their arrival.“When the police arrived, we removed him up to the second floor of the residence,” said Inspector Terry Larson.APTN asked EMS what their protocol is in these situations.“While we strongly support the respectful treatment of anyone in our care, paramedics have no policing authority to physically intervene in any circumstance,” EMS said in a statement.Calgary Police said Babkowski did nothing illegal.“We’ve looked at any charges that may be applicable with the crown and the crown says there is no criminal offense that has been committed.”For the family of Tara Tailfeathers the nightmare is far from over. Cousin, Elle-Maija says the memories of her cousin has been tainted.“The photos are horrific. I don’t want to have to remember my cousin that way. No one should ever have to see their loved ones in that way.”tpimentel@aptn.calast_img read more

CCD Director among top cops transferred

The Police officers have been transferred with the approval of the National Police Commission. (Colombo Gazette) The Police Headquarters said that the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and several other high-ranking Police officers have been transferred with immediate effect.The Police said that 15 Deputy Inspector Generals of Police (DIG) and 3 Superintendents of Police (SP) have been transferred.

UN official says recent terror attacks represent exact opposite of values of

“Peace, stability, intercultural harmony and sustainable development are closely interlinked and mutually reinforcing,” said Mr. Al-Nasser in a press statement released today which spoke of new and emerging ideological threats of the 21st century. “They are key factors to accomplishing an environment conducive to prosperity and human rights. Therefore, we need to protect our future and our generations from the forces that fuel tensions, hatred and violence.”The High Representative cited several recent terrorist attacks around the world as an portraying the “exact opposite” of the core values that should prevail among peaceful communities and said increasing religious-based intolerance had led to targeted killings of innocent people from different faiths and the perpetuation of stereotyping, xenophobia and racism.He stressed that such acts violated the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and International Law and ran counter to the values of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, which embraces as its core mission the promotion of cultural diversity, religious tolerance, and inclusiveness.“These values are best promoted through, peaceful and meaningful dialogue in accordance with universally accepted norms and shared values,” he said, adding that existing UN resolutions, along with other international and regional instruments, provide the international community with legal and moral tools to prevent and combat conditions conducive to the spread of extremism, violence and terrorism.“Sadly and despite the efforts made, certain ideological mind-sets continue to project their uncivilized face in our world,” he said, calling for universally agreed parameters to combat hate speech and incitement in all their forms.He added that further efforts to prevent tackle such extremism should range from measures to reform the UN to better adherence to international law.“Preventive action should entail the empowerment and reform of the relevant existing instruments needed by the International Community to respond to and cope with the new and emerging ideological threats, for the sake of our collective security and Human Rights for all,” he said. read more

The Rise And Fall of Womens College Basketball Dynasties

The very first women’s NCAA basketball tournament was held in 1982, and Louisiana Tech took center stage. The Lady Techsters had already compiled a 109-9 record over the previous three seasons, winning the 1981 AIAW Championship (the precursor to the women’s tourney) with a perfect 34-0 record. Led by Wade Trophy winner1Given to the nation’s best women’s college player each season. Pam Kelly, the team put the finishing touches on another title in 1982 by defeating Cheyney and legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer in the final. It was the first of two NCAA championships Louisiana Tech would win in the 1980s and started a run of seven No. 1 seeds across nine NCAA tournaments.Louisiana Tech was the UConn of the women’s NCAA tourney’s early era. But aside from a few more strong seasons in the 1990s, it’s been downhill since. The Lady Techsters haven’t made the NCAA field since 2011 — at 14-14 this season, they aren’t likely to end that drought soon — and they haven’t had an All-American since Tamicha Jackson in 2000.Louisiana Tech isn’t alone among once-great programs whose talent pipelines have dried up. A number of teams that were the titans of the early NCAA tournament have struggled in recent decades. And in their place, a new ruling class of schools has emerged to become the defining programs of the modern age. In a championship as young as the women’s tournament, it’s been fascinating to watch the rise and fall of programs that, not very long ago, were in a very different place.To visualize the progress of women’s programs in the absence of game-level data, such as our Elo ratings, we can use NCAA Tournament seeds as a proxy for team strength over time. This doesn’t explicitly factor in how a team performs in the tournament itself, but it does measure the general quality of a team’s entire season — plus, higher seeds tend to win more in the tournament anyway2Both because they are better teams and because the women’s NCAA tournament gives higher seeds home games early in the bracket.. To measure this, we awarded “seed points” in proportion to a given seed number’s expected wins in the tournament, calibrated to a 100-point scale where the No. 1 seed gets 100 points, No. 2 gets 70 points, and so forth.3Using data since the women’s tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1994. 1Tennessee73.795.487.468.982.1 Which women’s programs have been most successful during the NCAA tournament era?Seed points* in NCAA tournaments held for women’s programs, by decade and overall since 1982 2UConn2.272.089.4100.068.4 3Stanford15.783.351.177.458.5 10Notre Dame0.010.935.993.435.4 7Texas76.429.835.035.142.6 5Georgia65.045.742.924.644.0 4Duke2.723.389.455.344.5 Some teams, such as Tennessee, have been relatively consistent throughout the NCAA era. Although the Lady Vols were at their best under coach Pat Summitt during the 1990s, ranking first among all programs in seed points per tournament, they were also the third-best program of the 2000s according to our metric, fourth-best of the 1980s and even fifth-best of the 2010s, though the past few years haven’t been as strong by Tennessee standards. (The Vols probably won’t be adding to their tally this season, either: Tennessee is currently 18-11 and ranks 63rd in the RPI ratings, making it a bubble team at best for this year’s bracket.)Maryland and North Carolina have also been relatively good throughout the history of the women’s tournament. But more striking on the list above is how many programs followed the Louisiana Tech path — dominating the early days of the tourney, only to drop off the face of the Earth later. In addition to the Lady Techsters, three other programs — Long Beach State, Southern Cal and Old Dominion — have seen the biggest drop-off in seed points per tournament between the tournament’s first two decades and its two most recent. 6Louisiana Tech92.660.127.11.544.0 18Old Dominion57.242.517.10.028.5 14Baylor0.00.041.183.731.5 *Seed points award a score on a 100-point scale; a No. 1 seed gets 100 points, while the rest descend in proportion to the seed’s expected wins during the tournament.Source: NCAA Other stunning out-of-nowhere success stories include current No. 1 Baylor, which made its first NCAA tournament in 2001(!); defending champion Notre Dame, which didn’t win an NCAA tournament game until 1996; and Duke, which — despite the success of its men’s team — failed to make much noise on the women’s side until the late 1990s/early 2000s. With the exception of the Blue Devils (who at 14-14 are unlikely to make the tournament), all of these programs have continued to be great this season. In fact, many more of today’s top teams — such as Louisville, Mississippi State and South Carolina — all emerged from humble results during the 1980s and ‘90s.Most sports see early champions maintain some sort of strong presence into modern times, like the New York Yankees in baseball and Boston Celtics in basketball. So it’s surprising that this many of the most dominant teams of the early women’s tourney have vanished from the competitive landscape. It’s not impossible to imagine Louisiana Tech returning to its former glory someday, but for now the Lady Techsters’ success is a memory fading quickly into ancient history.Sara Ziegler contributed research. Seed Points Per Tournament, by decade 15Virginia40.858.419.34.931.0 11Penn St.31.048.732.319.633.4 13Purdue4.250.147.417.531.5 19Iowa30.143.111.220.026.0 17LSU25.216.860.017.430.5 16Vanderbilt11.146.948.510.530.8 12Ohio St.46.115.536.233.832.1 School1980s1990s2000s2010sOverall 20NC State41.326.619.512.924.6 A more basic scoring system might assign 16 points to a No. 1 seed, 15 to a No. 2, etc., all the way down to 1 point for a 16 seed. But that would understate the power of a high seed: Instead of being only twice as valuable as, say, a 9 seed, a No. 1 seed wins about seven times as many games during the average tournament.Averaging those seed-based point totals over all the women’s tournaments held since 1982, here are the top overall programs of the entire NCAA tourney era. 9North Carolina25.438.362.520.237.7 At the other end of the spectrum, we have the programs that started slow and picked up steam into the present day. And as hard as it is to believe now, Connecticut wasn’t always the unstoppable force we see today. The Huskies didn’t make their first NCAA tournament appearance until 1989 and didn’t win a championship before 1995. Now it’s shocking news when UConn might not be a No. 1 seed, and it’s currently riding a streak of 11 straight Final Four berths. According to our metric, no team’s fortunes have improved more between the NCAA tourney’s early period in the 1980s and the current era than the Huskies’. 8Maryland43.520.838.650.437.7 read more

Oxford Universitys Classics degree to be overhauled in bid to boost number

One of Oxford University’s oldest degrees is to be overhauled in bid to boost number of female students getting top grades. More than double the number of men were awarded first class honours in their Finals last year than women, with 46.8 per cent of men achieving the top grade compared to 12.5 per cent of their female peers. Meanwhile, in second… Classics dons who marked last year’s exam papers said the gender gap is “very troubling”, adding that it must be addressed as a matter of “urgency”. Academics noted that the gender gap in Finals – which was “already very noticeable” – had “dramatically increased” in the most recent cohort of students due to an a record number of men taking Firsts.  read more

Brasil and Greece at the TOP of beach handball world

Brazilian boys and Greek girls are at the TOP of the world in Beach handball. The World Championship in Kazan ended with spectacular matches.Norway was considered as favorites, but Greece beat them in the first set – 18:14. However, the Norwegian team managed to strike back and won the second set – 24:15.The destiny of the title was decided in the shout-outs. Norwegian players did not score in three attempts out of four. Their Greek rivals were more calm and lucky and as a result won the series – 5:2. The winner of the bronze medals is Brazil which beat Spain in the match for the 3rd place – 2:0.Brazilian boys beat Croatia 2:0 at Men’s Final.Team Hungary grabs bronze at the world championships in Kazan, as they won team Sweden in the third place match – 2:0. PHOTO: Jozo Cabraja ← Previous Story Slovenian U20 at the TOP of European handball! Next Story → U20 EHF EURO 2018 MVP – Diogo Silva read more

Sarri compares Hazards allround quality to Messi and Ronaldo

first_imgChelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is delighted with club’s win against Watford and have bared his mind about Eden Hazard’s all round quality of playing of football.Speaking after the match via Chelsea’s official website., Sarri compared Belgian Eden Hazard to Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.“Of course, he’s (Hazard)very important for us but Messi is very important for Barcelona, Ronaldo is important for Juventus. He’s a great player, he’s able to play in every position. At the moment he’s playing as a false nine and he’s able to play there.”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“He scored two and made two or three good assists. He’s very able to open spaces for his team-mates. He can play very well in every position.”Hazard scored his 100th goal in tonight’s game with Watford.last_img read more

Suncity expands Sihanoukville IR agreement

first_imgSuncity Group Holdings Limited’s subsidiary, Suncity Group Management and Consultancy (Sihanoukville) Limited, has expanded its agreement with Golden Sun Sky Entertainment Co., Ltd to include pre-opening and casino management services at an under-construction casino resort in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.The expanded agreement comes one month after Suncity agreed to provide consultancy services for the US$360 million property. According to Suncity, the new agreement will see it provide pre-opening and technical services for the casino of Golden Sun Sky’s integrated tourism resort project during various stages prior to opening. The technical services include assistance in the preliminary design for the casino as well as reviewing the designs and approving drawings in relation to the construction of the IR complex.The pre-opening services will include providing assistance to Golden Sun Sky in relation to preparation for the IR’s operation and design plan, as well as reviewing the timetable and budget for the development. After opening, Suncity will provide management services for the casino for a term of 20 years.Golden Sun Sky’s new Sihanoukville IR, located at Otres Beach, is due to open for business in late 2019. It covers an area of 23.7 hectares with total gross floor area of 650,000 square meters and will stand 130.35 meters tall when complete, including 33 stories above ground and one below.According to Suncity, the hotel will include a casino, hotels, duty free shopping and sports betting facilities among other amenities. 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report RelatedPosts Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders Load More Constance Hsu appointed Group COO of Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei Grouplast_img read more

Police search for missing Davie woman

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Davie woman who went missing over the weekend.According to officials, Mary Allendar was last seen at her home in Davie at 10 p.m., Sunday.She drives a maroon, 4-door 2010 Honda Accord with a Florida tag INJN64.Allendar, who suffers from dementia, called her daughter Monday night and told her she was lost near Federal Highway.If you see her, you are urged to call police.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

PHOTOS Wilmingtons Boy Scout Troop 136 Holds Car Wash Fundraiser For McLaren Family

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Boy Scouts Troop 136 To Hold Car Wash On September 8 To Benefit McLaren Family Following TragedyIn “Community”Cub Scout Pack 136 Announce Pumpkin Sale, Haunted Trail Walk & Haunted House FundraisersIn “Community”Wilmington Boy Scouts To Hold Car Wash On May 19In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Boy Scout Troop 136 held a Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, September at the Friendship Lodge.All proceeds benefited the McLaren family of Wilmington. On July 30, Tom McLaren was injured in a motorcycle accident on his way to work on Route 128. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Tom’s family includes his wife Wanda, and his two children, Leila and David. David is a member of Troop 136.For those who were out of town and unable to attend, a GoFundMe was set up by friends of the family at http://www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-mclaren-family. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the family for living and medical expenses.Below are photos of the event, from Dick Searfoss, posted on the Friendship Lodge’s website:last_img read more