Southern Utah wins first game, beats Sacramento State 48-27

first_img Tags: Big Sky/Football/SUU Thunderbirds Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jay Green Jr. ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns, and Southern Utah won its first game of the season with a 48-27 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.The Hornets (2-4, 0-3 Big Sky Conference) continued to have trouble stopping the run, allowing five touchdowns and 259 yards rushing by Southern Utah (1-6, 1-2). Sacramento State gave up 462 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground in last week’s 41-27 loss to Cal Poly.Austin Ewing caught a touchdown pass from running back Lance Lawson out of the wildcat offense to give Southern Utah the lead for good, 27-21 with 2:38 left in the first half. Ewing’s eight-yard touchdown run made it 41-24 late in the third quarter.Judd Cockett returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter for the Thunderbirds. Karris Davis added 84 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns.Elijah Dotson ran for 149 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run on Sacramento State’s first series. Wyatt Clapper threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Hornets had a 21-7 first-quarter lead. Written by October 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Southern Utah wins first game, beats Sacramento State 48-27last_img read more

In the clutches of the Taliban

first_imgNever has the path of international journalism been more perilous, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who was held captive by the Taliban for seven months in the mountainous tribal areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.During the Nieman Foundation’s annual Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture on Thursday (Feb. 4), New York Times correspondent David Rohde described his kidnapping within a wider context of increased threats to journalists who are now less likely to be seen as neutral observers by violent fundamentalists.“Both what I found in the tribal areas and having that unfortunate kidnapping showed me the importance more than ever of the need for journalistic institutions that can send people out to do irreplaceable reporting on the ground and also support reporters if they’re kidnapped,” Rohde said.The Internet’s instant platform has lured young journalists overseas, but “if something goes wrong, those journalists don’t have the backing of major institutions. I was lucky in my case; I did have that backing.”Rohde was a seasoned reporter when he accepted an invitation to interview a Taliban leader in November 2008, just an hour outside Kabul. He had covered the Balkans conflict and had won a Pulitzer for describing the mass execution of 7,000 Bosnian Muslims. He won a second Pulitzer in 2009 as part of a New York Times team that covered Afghanistan and Pakistan. He returned to Afghanistan to work on a book.In retrospect, he said, he should have realized that his kidnapping had long been planned. In harrowing detail, he described his captivity, including his young, fanatical Afghan and Pakistani guards who, through a lack of education and fervor, lived in an “alternative reality” in which America was waging war against Islam, neckties were a secret symbol of Christianity, and Christians sought to live for 1,000 years — which revealed their lack of faith in God.Even though the United States had a policy against paying ransom, his captors believed that the U.S. government would be willing to shell out millions and release Islamic prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to gain Rohde’s release. When he tried to tell them about being held captive by Christian fundamentalists for his work exposing Muslim executions, his captors simply concluded they could get even more money for him.While his captors had beliefs far outside mainstream Islam, he found that the Taliban were able to openly control large areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, creating a “Taliban mini-state” with their own police patrols, schools, and road construction crews.“What I realized very quickly in Pakistan was that the Taliban regime that the United States thought it had toppled in 2001 was alive and thriving; it had simply moved a few miles to the east,” he said.Yet mainstream Afghans and Pakistanis do not necessarily support the Taliban. “The Taliban are oppressive when they rule,” he said, describing several executions. The only way to defeat them, however, is to destroy their safe havens in Pakistan, he said.The Times and other media did not report Rohde’s kidnapping; he managed to escape in June 2009. He freely admitted that the news blackout raised troubling questions about favoritism for kidnapped journalists when others, such as contractors, are also nabbed.During a lively question-and-answer period, Shankar Vedantam, a Nieman Fellow and Washington Post reporter, noted that many crime or kidnapping victims also prefer that “we don’t write about them at all, but we choose to write about them because we say it’s in the public interest.”  He added that many governments believe intense media coverage encourages terrorism.  “How do you wrestle with it?” he asked Rohde.“Not very well,” Rohde acknowledged. He said he even has qualms about describing his captors, saying the Taliban may love to be perceived by Westerners as fanatical and greedy. “They want to be seen as irrational, they want to be terrifying,” he said. “I wrestle with whether I serve their purposes in writing their story. I don’t have a good answer.”Rohde, who wrote a five-part Times series on his kidnapping, is on leave writing his book and working to help news organizations and families deal with kidnapping and to promote training for reporters in hostile areas. “I hope to help other journalists avoid the mistakes I made,” he said.The annual Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture honors a Los Angeles Times reporter who was killed in 1979 while covering the Iranian revolution. For more information about the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.last_img read more

Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus acclimating to reality of their split

first_imgCONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson could win an eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship this season.So could Johnson’s long-time crew chief Chad Knaus. Johnson simply wants to add Meendering to the list of crew chiefs who have won a title, and he started the get-acquainted process during the offseason.”Cold beers help,” quipped the seven-time champion.Reid Spencer writes for the NASCAR Wire Service. One thing is certain: They won’t be doing it together.After 17 years, seven titles and 81 of Johnson’s 83 race victories together at NASCAR’s highest level, Johnson and Knaus will start the 2019 season with different partners. Kevin Meendering will get his shot as Johnson’s crew chief. Knaus will call the shots from the pit box of sophomore Cup driver William Byron.”It definitely is a new challenge, and I welcome it,” Johnson said during a Tuesday question-and-answer session with reporters at Hendrick Motorsports. “One thing that I did know was the way things were going, where Chad and I ended up, that needed to change.MORE: Cup Series dates, start times for 2019 season”That wasn’t bringing the best out of either one of us. We weren’t delivering like we needed to. I knew that much last year, for sure, and I’m just excited to get this fresh start and see where it takes us.”In 2018, Johnson and Knaus suffered through what was unquestionably their worst year together. For the first time in his career, Johnson drove for a full season without winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. His two top-five finishes and 40 laps led were both career lows.Hence, the breakup of the longest-running driver-crew chief pairing in the NASCAR garage.”I’ve never been in this position,” Johnson said. “There is a lot of ‘new’ to it. There’s no way around that. But I do have the history of knowing everybody here at the shop, so it doesn’t feel totally new — but largely new, for sure.”Johnson’s situation isn’t the only thing that’s new. The performance effects of NASCAR’s new higher-downforce/lower-horsepower competition package are largely unknown at this point. On the other hand, Hendrick has had a full season to acclimate to Chevrolet’s new Camaro and the restructuring of the organization that brought all four of its teams under one roof.So, despite the frustrations of 2018, Johnson has cause for optimism this year as he pursues a record championship that would break a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt.It just won’t be with Knaus.”I guess I’ve switched into my new reality of trying to win my eighth with Kevin,” Johnson said when asked if he would have mixed feelings about winning a title without his longtime crew chief. “We accomplished so much together I can do nothing but smile and warm up inside, thinking about the success we’ve had as a group — all of that with Chad.”I don’t know. I hope to have to live through that and tell you what it really means.”Knaus acknowledged that seeing Johnson win an eighth title without him would be a bittersweet experience.”Yeah, of course,” Knaus said. “Obviously, I would have loved to have done that with Jimmie. That’s going to be painful in one respect, but I’ll be proud as heck of the guy. That’s a huge accomplishment. I really hope he does get it — I really do.”Now, I say that saying that I hope he gets it if we don’t. Right? My goal is for us to be battling in the final four at Homestead this year and racing tooth and nail for it, coming across the start/finish line on fire, upside-down, all that stuff like you want to see. That’s the goal.”Knaus would need an eighth championship to tie NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Inman for most by a crew chief.last_img read more

More than €500,000 announced for Donegal sports clubs

first_imgA special round of funding will be confirmed this week for equipment for Donegal sports clubs which will help take them to the next level. Further allocations of major grants under Sports Capital are being assessed and due to be announced in SeptemberThe announcement was made by Minister Joe McHugh. “Sports clubs are often the bedrock of a local community, bringing young people and parents together,” Minister McHugh said.“And as well as these valuable ties they are also doing wonders for the health, fitness and wellbeing of people – something that you can’t put a price on.“It’s brilliant to be able to celebrate Government support like we are announcing this week – funding of more than €500,000 for clubs all across Donegal.”Minister McHugh thanked Government colleague and Minister for Sport and Tourism Brendan Griffin for his work in the area of Sports Capital. “It’s important to remember that these really worthwhile equipment grants are just one part of the superb Sports Capital initiative,” Minister McHugh said.“Something in the region 1,500 other non-equipment applications are still being processed and will be allocated in September.”Some of the Donegal clubs being supported this week to buy equipment include the following list with others being confirmed in the coming day:Citadel Gymnastics – gymnastic – €27,360Áislann Rann na Feirste – Basketball – €1,841 Glenree Utd FC Academy – €4,249Finn Valley Swimming Pool – Disability Inclusive Fitness & Mobility – €60,845Saddle Rock Cycling Club – Inclusive cycling – €31,005Portsalon Golf Club – Machinery Upgrade – €62,739 Twin Towns Boxing Club – Gym Equipment – €11,500St Brigid’s Youth & Community Co-op Development of Sports Hall – €35,063Loughros Point Rowing Club – Coastal Quad Sculling Oars & Launch – €15,680Kincasslagh Rowing Club – Rowing boats – €24,216Buncrana Youth & Community Development Company – €18,404Letterkenny Athletic Club – Pole Vault and Field event Equipment – €26,769Club Iomartha Theilinn – Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair Teo Gymnastic & Sports – €1,790Donegal North West Golf Club Golf – Course Maintenance Machinery – €40,573Illistrin FC – €7,726Buncrana Municipal Golf Club – Front Deck Mower – €13,668Bocan Community Creche Ltd Equipment – €4,095Donegal Bay Sub Aqua Club – Nitrox Diving Facility – €38,160Backgrounder– Sports Capital Equipment Grants are just one part of the Sports Capital initiative.– Around 1,500 other applications under Sports Capital for other funding are being processed and will be allocated in September.– Under the Sports Capital Equipment allocations the top 75% of equipment only applications received funding.– Clubs that didn’t make the cut may appeal the decision.More than €500,000 announced for Donegal sports clubs was last modified: May 21st, 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:ClubsdonegalfundingSportlast_img read more

Sharks get centerman back for game vs. Los Angeles Kings

first_imgSAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl returned to the lineup Friday afternoon for the Sharks’ game with the Los Angeles Kings at SAP Center.Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Friday morning that it looked promising that Hertl, who has missed the last four games with lower body injury, would rejoin the lineup. Before his injury, Hertl had 21 points in 22 games.Hertl was back as the Sharks’ second line centerman for the game, playing on a line with Timo Meier and Patrick Marleau.The Sharks also went back to using …last_img read more

Best BigCo of 2009

first_imgTags:#2009 in Review#Features#web#Year in Review In one of ReadWriteWeb’s longest-running traditions, every year we review the top Internet companies and their impact over the past 12 months. Today we’re announcing the 6th annual Best BigCo, a.k.a. big Internet company. Next week we’ll announce Best LittleCo and Most Promising Company.In 2008 the Best BigCo went to Apple, due largely to the iPhone and App Store. Facebook won in 2007, Google in 2006 and 2004, and Yahoo! in 2005. Who will be Best BigCo of 2009? Will Apple be the first company to win it two years running? Will Google win the honor for a 3rd year? How about Facebook, which grew significantly this year. Let’s find out…Best BigCo of 2009 The ReadWriteWeb team has chosen Google as our Best BigCo of 2009! Google last won it in 2006 and this is the third time we’ve honored the Mountain View company.Google is without question the predominant Internet company of our time; in large part because it continues to innovate and stay one step ahead of its competition.In our top 100 products list for 2009, seven Google products made the cut:Android platformGoogle App EngineGoogle Apps Google Chrome Google Maps Google Search Options and Rich Snippets Google VoiceAnd we didn’t even include Google Wave, its biggest launch of the year. We think Wave has a lot of potential, but it’s clearly at the experimental stage still. The web browser Chrome was probably the Google product that had the biggest impact this year. Launched in late 2008, Chrome still only holds a small share of the browser market and doesn’t offer a stable version for OSX or Linux yet. However it has already changed the browser market. As we wrote in our Top 10 Consumer Web Apps of 2009 review, Chrome’s relentless focus on speed helped to reignite the browser wars, and is changing the way developers and Google’s competitors think about browsers.Chrome is also the basis for Google’s upcoming Chrome OS, designed for netbooks – a growing fad in computers. So expect to see a lot more of Chrome in 2010.Runners-Up: Apple, Facebook It’s been another good year for Apple and its iPhone platform. The iPhone is the leading smartphone in the market and the App Store now features over 100,000 applications. This year, as we mentioned in our Top 10 Web Platforms of 2009 review, Apple extended the SDK with version 3.0 of the iPhone OS. The updates included better support for 3D gaming, augmented reality apps, easier access to maps, in-app purchases and support for push notifications. With these kinds of improvements, we expect Apple to continue its success on the mobile Web in 2010 – despite increasing competition from Google’s Android platform.Facebook had a stellar year too, passing the 300 million active user mark in September. It also continued to add features to the site, ranging from vanity URLs to a new sharing widget and a focus on real-time updates of its users’ news streams. Facebook’s user base is increasingly diverse, and it is now clearly the number one social network in the world, leaving MySpace in its dust. What’s more, Facebook’s user base is now bigger than the population of all but three countries in the world.Honorable Mentions: Microsoft, Amazon, AdobeWhile Microsoft continued to struggle with its Windows Live brand, it did come out with at least one compelling new product in 2009. Until earlier this year, Google didn’t have any serious competition in the search market. But with the launch of Microsoft’s Bing in July, users suddenly had a new choice of search engine. Bing bills itself as a “decision engine” and its market share has climbed steadily over the last few months. Microsoft keeps adding interesting new features like visual search, hover previews, integrated Twitter search and a smart integration of some of Wolfram Alpha’s most compelling features.We also recognized Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, among our Top Products of 2009. Amazon had another good year in 2009. Its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) was one of our top 100 products this year. However Amazon had the most impact this year with a piece of hardware: its e-book reader, the Kindle. In May, Amazon unveiled the Kindle DX, featuring a 9.7-inch display that is about two-and-a-half-times larger than the Kindle 2. November was Amazon’s best month ever for Kindle sales, and, according to the company, the Kindle is the “most wished for, the most gifted, and the #1 bestselling product across all product categories on Amazon.” Very few Web platforms have the cross-platform reach of Adobe AIR. It allows developers to create one application and run it on all of the major operating systems. This year Adobe launched AIR 2, which now allows developers to access mass storage devices, drag-and-drop support for remote files and rudimentary support for P2P networking. In addition, AIR 2 enables developers to use the multi-touch capabilities of modern screens.Also Rans Unfortunately, the less said about Yahoo!, AOL, Mozilla, eBay – the better. It hasn’t been a great year for any of them. Yahoo! struggled gamely and impressed us with its YQL (Yahoo Query Language) and SearchMonkey. But it is far from the Internet force it was in 2005, when we named it our Best BigCo. Yahoo still has a wide reach and is very popular amongst mainstream audiences, but it just isn’t the force it once was.AOL has resorted to becoming a content farm in order to compete, eBay has squandered a valuable asset in Skype, and Mozilla – while continuing to innovate – has been hurt by Google’s Chrome browser entering the market.Now let us know your thoughts. Do you think that Google deserves the Best BigCo of 2009?Ed: Thanks Frederic Lardinois, one of our writers whose year-end posts I liberally quoted from to create this article! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

10 months agoVitesse coach Slutsky reveals Musonda ‘bitter setback’

first_imgVitesse coach Slutsky reveals Musonda ‘bitter setback’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVitesse coach Leonid Slutsky has virtually wrote off the season of Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda.On-loan at the Eredivisie outfit, Musonda has been missing since September with a knee injury – and Slutsky admits his recovery hasn’t gone to plan.”It does not look good,” he said.”Musonda will now be fit again at the earliest in February. But beware: then he has to be trained again to become a match fit. Then we talk about the end of March. “And then everything has to go as expected.”For all of us this is a bitter setback.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoReal Madrid in contact with Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek

first_imgReal Madrid in contact with Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatekby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are in contact with Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek.AS says sources close to the player have confirmed the approach.This contact claimed that conversations have taken place between Real Madrid and the Genoa striker’s representatives and that the Bernabéu “is following him” closely.These same sources also stated that they have been talking with “many great clubs” that are interested in the 23-year-old.However confirmed that Barcelona was not amongst those clubs, and that, as of yet, no formal offer has been made by any clubs. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoBournemouth boss Howe praises Stacey for winning debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe praises Stacey for winning debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe praised Jack Stacey for victory over Everton.Stacey was handed his Premier League debut.Howe said, “I thought Jack did really well. He was up against a really tough competitor in Alex Iwobi who is an outstanding player.“He was examined by him and responded every time. I thought he stepped up defensively and did a really good job for the team.“Usually, he’s a marauding full-back, up and down the line. But he knew he had to be responsible and defend first. He did it really well.“I was really pleased with him. It’s a huge moment for any player to make their debut in the Premier League. He’s done it in impressive fashion and was part of a winning team so credit to him.” last_img read more