Chino has plenty of challengers in Sierra

first_imgChino coach John Monger understands why his team is considered the favorite in the Sierra League. “We’re on top and I know we’ve been league champions or part of it for the last four years,” Monger said. “I think we’re picked first only because of the past.” “Our tackling was very inconsistent last year,” Morrison said. “This year, we’re tackling better and flying to the ball better. Our guys are committed to our style of defense.” Another team that some say is improved is Diamond Bar, which is 3-1-1 this year under first-year coach Nick Cuccia. However, the Brahmas were 4-1 at this point a year ago before finishing 4-6. “I think this is an exceptionally good league, and I think the division (Division II) is the best in California,” Cuccia said. “Chino, Damien, Chino Hills and Glendora are the class of the league and those are our first four games in league. We have to figure a way to get in there.” Cuccia doesn’t see anyone getting through the Sierra League this year undefeated. “I think the winner of this league is going to have at least two losses (overall),” he said. Morrison believes anyone can beat anyone. “Ayala is improved on offense this year,” he said. “Glendora does a great job on offense. Chino is Chino. Coach (Terry) Roche does a great job at Chino Hills. Diamond Bar has a guy who can throw and a good running back.” A year ago, four of the six teams had at least a 4-1 record or better entering Week 6. This year, it’s a similar situation, with five teams owning at least a 3-1-1 record and all six believing they have a chance to win the league title. Chino Hills is the lone league team that owns an undefeated 5-0 record, but similar to last year, observers won’t know how good the Huskies are until they get into league. None of their wins have been against opponents ranked in the top 10 of their CIF division. Ayala is the only team with a losing record, but the Bulldogs (2-3) fell to Division VII No. 1-ranked West Covina last week by just 10 points. In the end, Chino seems to still be the consensus favorite. “They’re the league favorite because they’ve got a darn good football team,” Morrison said. “We know they’re going to be well-coached, and they’ve got solid football players. They’re the league favorite because they’ve got a very good football team.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Probably the biggest reason why coaches believe the league is improved this year, is the enhanced resume of Damien. The Spartans were 0-5 at this time a year ago, but is 4-1 this time around. A year ago, Damien coach Scott Morrison was criticized for a brutal nonleague schedule that left the team battered in terms of wins and losses. This year, with virtually the same schedule, Morrison’s team looks well-prepared for league. “I’m trying to dial into our team this year,” Morrison said. “We don’t want to forget last year, but we do want to put it behind us.” Morrison believes the best defense will win the league, and it’s been defense that has been an important part of the Spartans’ success in 2005. center_img That doesn’t mean there aren’t contenders to knock off the Cowboys. “Based on the records of the teams, it’s going to be a CIF game every week,” Monger said. last_img read more

After blowout loss to Feather River in first game, Corsairs respond with shutout win in nightcap

first_imgMcKinleyville >> If Charles Dickens’ famous opening line from ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ were adapted to fit College of the Redwoods’ doubleheader against Feather River on Tuesday it would be phrased as such: It was the worst of games, it was the best of games.After watching a 2-0 lead evaporate after the Golden Eagles scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 16-3 loss in the opener, the Corsairs got an excellent outing from starting pitcher Shannon Palmer and made some key defensive plays …last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us Friday at 7:30 p.m. for live news and analysis when the Warriors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle in the second of a back-to-back game.The Warriors (54-24) take a magic number of 2 into the game, which is the second-to-last regular season home game at Oracle. The Cavaliers (19-60) are a far cry from the team the Warriors faced in the last four NBA Finals as they’ve responded to LeBron James’ exit with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.Friday will …last_img read more

Giants will never play another game like their 15-inning win at Fenway Park

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceBOSTON — The San Francisco Giants didn’t just break their franchise record for pitchers used in a game on Tuesday.When manager Bruce Bochy was told the club cycled through 13 pitchers in a 7-6, 15-inning win over the Red Sox, besting the previous high of 11 set in September, 1989, he sat back in his seat and laughed.“Shattered it,” Bochy exclaimed. Twenty-four pitchers took the mound in total on Tuesday as …last_img read more

All Kingdoms of Life Have Ideas We Need

first_imgInventors aren’t partial.  They are willing to find inspiration in plants, animals, and microbes.  Here are three examples showing that all kingdoms of life have great engineering ideas that researchers involved in biomimetics are seeking to understand.Plants:  We don’t fight walled cities with catapults any more, but storing elastic energy can still be useful.  According to Science Daily, Dr. David J. Ellerby at Wellesley College studies plants for ideas.  “While plants are generally thought of as immobile organisms, many of them are capable of spectacularly rapid movements,” he said.  One species catapults its seeds with rapidly-uncoiling valves.  “The entire coiling and launching process is completed in around 5 msec – faster than the blink of an eye,” the article said.  Why does Dr. Ellerby think it is worthwhile to study how plant tissues store such impressive amounts of energy?  “This could inform the design of human-engineered structures for absorbing or storing elastic energy,” he said.Animals:  Spiders are still the envy of modern-day spidermen who want to mimic their strong, PhysOrg reported on work going on at Arizona State – just one of many institutions eager to tap the secrets of this wonder material.  Think about the wonder of the web coming out of the spider’s spinnerets: “They’ve taken this aqueous protein solution and they’ve pulled an ultra-strong fiber that is no longer soluble in the medium it was in,” exclaimed Jeff Yarger of ASU.  “When it rains outside, webs don’t dissolve.”  His team is throwing all man’s high-tech imaging equipment at the stuff – MRI, NMR, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction – to understand it.  ASU is not only interested in the final product, but understanding how it is produced by the spider, because “Imitating the natural process will allow scientists to create products in an environmentally friendly way.”  One of the environmental hazards, though, is having to work close to black widows in addition to the friendly garden orb spinners.Cells:  Proteins and DNA include structures called coiled coils.  According to a paper by a European team published in PNAS,1 “Coiled coils are extensively and successfully used nowadays to rationally design multistranded structures for applications, including basic research, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, and medicine.”  Consequently, they want to understand better how cells produce them.  Using a transcriptional factor from yeast, they announced, “We found an unexpected, general link between coiled-coil oligomerization-state specificity and trigger sequences, elements that are indispensable for coiled-coil formation.”  Multiple states can coexist in the trigger sequences and give rise to different structures, they found, “revealing a delicate balance of the resulting oligomerization state by position-dependent forces.”  The resulting ability to predict the oligomerization state “should have major implications for the rational design of coiled coils and consequently many applications using these popular oligomerization domains.” 1.  Ciani et al, “Molecular basis of coiled-coil oligomerization-state specificity,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print November 2, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1008502107.Rational design: is that the same thing as intelligent design?(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Drivers leave CWG guests in lurch

first_imgTransportation at the Commonwealth Games is in a mess and the officials are now admitting it.On Tuesday, even as important officials from the 71 participating countries waited for cars at the Ashoka Hotel and other venues, almost 400 Tata Indigo cars were parked in the basement of the Organising Committee (OC) building in Connaught Place.It may be recalled, Tata had supplied 2,000 cars to the Games committee. Drivers were also hired but their unfamiliarity with the Delhi roads became a huge problem.Apparently, at many places in the city, drivers were struggling to reach venues and they earned the wrath of officials. But the worst happened when 500 drivers ran away! “Yes, 500 drivers deserted us and on Tuesday we have hired an equal number of drivers from Delhi,” a top OC official said.The transport system has been divided into four categories from T1 to T4. “The T1 guests get individual cars but the problem was drivers had no clue where to go despite the cars being fitted with GPS and radio tags. By Wednesday, the glitches will be sorted out,” the official added.In fact, the brand new cars at the OC building were gathering dust and even the plastic covers on the seats hadn’t been removed. And they did have the Commonwealth Games stickers.There have also been complaints about poor transportation for the media at the Main Press Centre in Pragati Maidan. Not only do buses come late, time schedules are not being maintained.last_img read more

Katy Perry Honored At Trevor Live

first_imgOn Sunday, December 2nd, The Trevor Project honored international super star Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award and Audi of America with the Trevor 2020 Award at “Trevor Live” in Los Angeles.Katy Perry Honored At Trevor LiveCredit/Copyright: JC Olvera/WireimageAs performers and special guests arrived for Trevor Live, hundreds of thousands of people tuned in online for a special live stream of the red carpet, hosted by Co-hosts Shira Lazar and Tyler Oakley interviewed dozens of talented supporters of The Trevor Project and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth for a 2-hour live red carpet arrivals show, sponsored by Toyota Financial Services. This high-profile annual event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.“Trevor Live,” directed by Adam Shankman, featured performances by Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barrett Foa, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dermot Mulroney, Kayla Radomski, Andrew Rannells, Naya Rivera, Kyle Robinson, Jessica Sanchez, Ryan Teddar, with celebrity Voice of God, Amy Poehler.“Trevor Live” featured special appearances by Christa B. Allen, Justin Bartha, Chris Colfer, Whitney Cummings, Derek Hough, Sarah Hyland, Rashida Jones, Jason Kennedy, Ricki Lake, Samuel Larsen, Jane Lynch, Ashley Madekwe, Gabriel Mann, Joel McHale, Kevin McHale, Pauley Parrette, Connor Paolo, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Brittany Snow, Jenna Ushkowitz, Bebe Wood, and celebrity guest DJ Samantha Ronson!“I am so proud to be honored by The Trevor Project as a Trevor Hero,” said Katy Perry, Trevor Hero Award honoree. “I hope all LGBTQ youth know that they are as valuable as anyone else, that they are amazing and unique, and make the world a more vibrant place. Trevor’s life-saving, life-affirming work helps youth find the future they deserve. I want every young person to choose to have a tomorrow and to dream for the future.”Perry continued, “And if they don’t get to hear it enough, I hope they know that they can pick up the phone to call the Trevor Lifeline, or log on and talk to someone on TrevorChat. It’s okay to ask for help. You are worth it. Make a pledge to yourself to get help if you need it, because we need you in our lives.”“The Trevor Project is proud to have honored Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award and Audi with the Trevor 2020 Award. And thank you to Adam Shankman for again lending his talent as director of Trevor Live, and all the incredible talented performers and presenters who made the event memorable,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project. “Trevor Live is where entertainment and cultural change align to send a message to young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth that they deserve a bright future, and it starts the moment you reach out to The Trevor Project.”“On behalf of Audi of America, I would like to sincerely thank The Trevor Project for this recognition,” said Michael Patrick, Media and Entertainment Communications manager at Audi upon acceptance of the Trevor 2020 Award. “Audi is grateful to be able to help encourage LGBTQ youth to take pride in themselves and the communities that support them. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and being a true leader means being unique and being authentic.”The Trevor Hero Award honors Katy Perry for empowering youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. The Trevor 2020 Award recognizes long-time Trevor supporter Audi of America as a progressive organization that supports the LGBTQ community. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention.last_img read more

Chinese Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo made a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister.The Bahamas and China recently recognized their 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations at a Reception on Friday evening at the British Colonial Hilton.    Photos show a gift presentation during the courtesy call, and the Prime Minister with the Ambassador in a group including, from left: Chinese Embassy officials, Ambassador Huang Qinguo (third left), Prime Minister Minnis, Office of the Prime Minister Senior Policy Adviser Joshua Sears, and Office of the Prime Minister Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson.(Photos/OPM Media Services)last_img read more

Being left out motivated me to work hard – Mallik Wilks

first_imgLoan striker Mallik Wilks says that being left out gave him the motivation he needed to work as hard as he should.The 19-year-old added that it was a lesson to him, as one should never get too comfortable, or risk losing one’s spot to another. Wilks also made a scoring return to the starting line-up in the 3-3 draw with Gillingham after he was laid back at Rochdale.“I was buzzing to get on the score sheet because I got left out of the team last week so I had to prove a point,” said the Leeds United frontman via The Star.“I had to work hard in training and play well when I came on at Rochdale, and that’s what I did.“It taught me that I cannot get too comfortable. There’s always someone fighting for your spot, which is a good thing for this team.“My performances had dropped. I was careless on the ball,” he added.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“When I saw Alfie May score two goals [against Grimsby] I thought this is a bit scary! He’s been training well to so he deserved it.”“It was disappointing to go 2-0 down and I thought it was going to be a repeat of Fleetwood but the good thing was that none of us panicked,” he said.“We played good football and we should’ve got all three points.“We’re annoyed with the sloppy goals we’ve given away and the fact we had so many shots and only scored three.” He added:“It’s a good learning curve for us, fighting all the way to the end and showing good team spirit.”last_img read more

Everton rules out big transfer plans for January

first_imgFor Marcel Brands, Everton’s director of football, the team is focused on the transfer market window of the summer, not on the one from this month.Everton director of football Marcel Brands has ruled out a “big” transfer window for the team in January.According to the executive, the team is focusing on the summer transfer window instead.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t have big plans. It’s a very difficult period to bring players in,” he said to Sky Sports.“We don’t want to let our best players go, also other clubs don’t. I’m more focused on the summer window than the January window.”“If we sell or loan players, then maybe we have to do something, and if we do something, it has to be good,” he concluded.last_img read more