Kentucky Takes Over As No. 1 In Week 3 College Basketball Polls

first_imgWeek 3 AP basketball poll.APKentucky SneakersIn what has been an upset-filled young college basketball season, No. 1 North Carolina fell at Northern Iowa on Saturday. Naturally, the Tar Heels, who are playing without top guard Marcus Paige, have tumbled down the polls here in week three, and a familiar program has ascended to the top spot—Kentucky. Michigan State, which landed a big win over Kansas on Tuesday, leaps into the top five in both polls, while Miami has shot into both Top 25 rankings after being absent last week.This week’s AP Top 25:1. Kentucky2. Maryland3. Michigan State4. Iowa State5. Kansas6. Duke7. Oklahoma8. Villanova9. North Carolina10. Gonzaga11. Arizona12. Virginia13. Indiana14. Cal15. Miami16. Purdue17. Notre Dame18. Connecticut19. Vanderbilt20. Wichita State21. Oregon22. LSU23. Xavier24. Cincinnati25. Texas A&MCoaches Poll Top 25:1. Kentucky2. Maryland3. Duke4. Michigan State5. Iowa State6. Oklahoma7. Kansas8. North Carolina9. Villanova10. Arizona11. Gonzaga12. Virginia13. Cal14. Indiana15. Purdue16. Vanderbilt17. LSU18. Notre Dame19. Miami20. Wichita State21. Connecticut22. West Virginia23. Oregon24. Cincinnati25. Baylorlast_img read more

71st Annual North Peace Fall Fair kicks off today

first_imgThe family dance is taking place on Saturday night at 7:30, and goes until 11:00 p.m.The Fall Fair is also going to be operating a shuttle bus to and from the fairgrounds, leaving from North Peace Secondary School. Busses will be leaving the high school at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30, departing the fairgrounds at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00.Prices for the fair are as follows:Adult – $10 for the dayKids – $5 per dayAdult Weekend Pass – $20Kids Weekend Pass – $10Seniors – $5 per day and $10 for Weekend PassWeekend camping – $40The festivities will take place 15177 – Rose Prairie Rd. For more information, visit: http://www.northpeacefallfair.com/. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Fall Fair will be celebrating its 71st anniversary this weekend.Along with the usual events at the fair, including cattle, horses, baking and handy craft contests and of course, the tractor pulls, there will also be a dance competition from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday.Events run from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

Glory Cannabis another step closer to opening in Fort St John

first_imgSheldon James, the co-founder and CFO of the Glory Cannabis Company, says there has been a generally positive response for the shop. “We are not a brand that needs to be outwards; we understand people know we are here, we are socially responsible.”The company has held their lease on their proposed building since November and has completed interior renovations such as paint and new flooring, shares James. “The store is ready to be inspected” James goes on to say “Projected timelines have been pretty consistent and we hope to be open for February.”This is now the second application for a non-medical Cannabis retail store Council has approved. Both which have proposed locations in the allowable area of the City’s C-2 (Downtown Core Commercial) zone for a cannabis retail store.  In total there are four applications for non-medical Cannabis stores in Fort St. John.The Peace Region is home to the third non-medical cannabis retail store in the Province located in Pouce Coupe. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At Fort St. John City Council, the next step to Glory Cannabis Company’s was approved.January 14th meeting, Council approved of the Glory Cannabis Company to be in business at 9823 – 100th Street in Fort St. John. Now the application will proceed to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for final review.The company is made up of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in finance, business management and Cannabis cultivation. The group wants to provide Fort St. John with recreational Cannabis, offering knowledge and information to the community while abiding by the Cannabis Act.last_img read more

What If Men And Women Skied Against Each Other In The Olympics

Last fall, Lindsey Vonn, a gold-medal Olympian and the second winningest World Cup skier of all time,1She has 81 wins, only five behind male Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark, who retired in 1989. repeated a request she’d made before: to race against men. U.S. Ski & Snowboard made a formal petition on her behalf to the International Ski Federation (FIS), which currently does not allow mixed-gender competitions.2There are team events in Alpine skiing that have mixed-gender teams, one of which will be featured in the Pyeongchang Olympics for the first time. But in those events, women are still racing in heats against women and men against men. The FIS won’t rule on the petition until spring at the earliest, so as Vonn competes in Pyeongchang this weekend, she won’t know if she will ever get a chance to race against her male peers.3Even if the FIS were to approve the petition, it probably would not permanently change the rules regarding mixed-gender racing. Rather, it is likely to make a one-time exception for Vonn to race in the men’s World Cup race in November 2018.Vonn’s quest made us wonder: What would the Olympics look like if men and women skied against each other? We got results for four Alpine events in the Winter Olympics4Excluding combined and team events. going back to 1948 and looked at the median speed5We used median speed rather than an average of the field because competitors who did much worse than the field each year had too big an impact on the average. for competitors in the men’s and women’s events in each year.6 Because Alpine courses are not specific lengths (they follow general guidelines), we needed to know how long each course was so that we could compare speeds from different races, rather than just race times. The results came from Sports-Reference.com, and the course information is from Wikipedia. Neither dataset was complete, so races in which we are missing either times or course lengths are excluded. As women have gotten faster, they have also been racing longer distances. It seems that distance is not a limiting factor for female skiers. And yet, while the range of women’s speeds is comparable to that of men’s — and even in some events, such as super-G, women have the fastest average speeds in our dataset — in no event have women raced on the longest courses (though in many cases they raced the same distance or greater than men did in other Olympic years).Apart from any questions of inequality, this feature of Alpine skiing makes comparing men’s and women’s performances very difficult. Distance may, in fact, affect average speeds, and requiring separate courses also means that other factors, like gate placement and steepness, will be different for men’s and women’s races.The separation of genders in Alpine skiing, combined with the fact that women are usually asked to do less than men, implies that if men and women were in head-to-head competition, women would never have a shot at gold.8Atle Skaardal, race director of the women’s World Cup, has maintained that keeping genders separate has nothing to do with relative performance, saying, “For me it’s a meaningless comparison. It doesn’t matter if she’s one second behind or a half-second ahead. We compete female against female and men against men. To me it doesn’t matter if one gender is faster or slower. It doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, just because it’s of interest to one racer.” But we simply don’t know for sure if that is true — with all the differences between men’s and women’s races, the data can’t really tell us. Vonn herself has expressed doubts about how she would perform directly against men, telling the Denver Post, “I know I’m not going to win.”“But,” she said, “I would like to at least have the opportunity to try.” In slalom, giant slalom and the super-G, women’s and men’s performances seem to vary in comparison to each other. However, in downhill, the event that most emphasizes speed rather than making turns, the men consistently run ahead of the women — though female downhill skiers today are faster in general than the men who competed in the late 1970s and earlier.But these comparisons hide a key difference between the men’s and women’s competitions: namely, the courses themselves. Men and women rarely race on the same courses, which are set according to different guidelines, with men’s courses requiring a greater change in elevation. Courses also vary in their steepness, but there has not been a marked difference in the average gradient of men’s and women’s courses. This means that men’s courses, which tend to have the same gradient as women’s but a greater vertical change, are usually longer than women’s. In other Winter Olympic sports where events are defined by their lengths, such as cross-country skiing and biathlon, the women’s races are also almost always significantly shorter.7Curiously, the same is not true for most analogous Summer Olympic events, such as track and field races.So here’s another question: Is there any reason for women’s Alpine courses to be shorter? For example, do women go faster on shorter courses, either relative to themselves or to men? (Though that in itself would not be a reason that women’s courses had to be shorter but might give some explanation as to why they are.) To investigate, we plotted average speed versus course length for the winning female competitor in each event for every year. read more

Urban Meyer hires former Gator Mickey Marotti to run OSUs strength and

New Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer has added Mickey Marotti to his staff as assistant athletic director for football sports performance. Marotti’s responsibilities will primarily include running the football program’s strength and conditioning program. “I believe the strength staffs that Mickey has led have been the best staffs in college football,” Meyer said. “He is the best there is at developing physically and mentally tough football players.” Marotti will leave the University of Florida where he’s been employed since 2005 and most recently served as the Gators’ director of sports performance. Meyer and Marotti first met when the two were graduate assistants at OSU in 1987. They also worked together at the University of Cincinnati and Notre Dame where Marotti led the schools’ strength and conditioning programs. When Meyer became Florida’s head coach in 2005, Marotti was one of his first hires. During his seven years at Florida, he helped mold 22 All-Americans and eight first-round NFL draft choices. Marotti is one of 100 strength trainers that have a master of strength and conditioning, which is considered the highest honor in the profession. Known for innovative training techniques, Marotti has had players carry rocks, flip heavy tires, and start workouts at midnight. Meyer said he trusts Marotti and his methods. “There are times in the year when the strength staff has more contact with the team than the coaching staff,” Meyer said, “and I have complete trust in Mickey Marotti’s abilities to prepare our student-athletes to be the strongest, fastest and mentally toughest football players they can be.” Marotti will step into his new role on Jan. 2 after OSU returns from their Gator Bowl matchup against Florida. Jerry Emig, associate director for athletic communications, said the details of Marotti’s contract, including his salary, are not yet available. Eric Lichter, director of football performance at OSU, and Troy Sutton, OSU’s coordinator of strength and conditioning, previously worked to design OSU’s football strength and conditioning program. Lichter made $151,860 during 2010 and Sutton made $72,804, according to The Collegiate Times. A June 2010 report from the Orlando Sentinel reported Marotti’s annual salary was $240,000. read more

Antonio Valencia to remain Man United captain

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Antonio Valencia will retain the captain’s armband at Manchester UnitedThe Ecuadorian full-back was officially named the United captain in the summer following Michael Carrick’s retirement from playing football.Although, amid struggles for form and fitness, Valencia’s place in the United team has been in doubt with just seven appearances across all competitions this season.But interim coach Solskjaer, who’s won both of his opening games in charge at United, made it clear that Valencia is still the skipper.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I told you he’s the captain and, when he’s properly fit and playing, he’ll wear the armband,” said Solskjaer on the club website.“He’s going through a couple of tough sessions now to get him ready for the busy period coming up.”When you look at Antonio, there are not many better right-backs going forward with his abilities so, yes, you’ll see him wearing his armband.“United will be taking on Bournemouth on Sunday at Old Trafford with Solskjaer hoping to make it three wins out of three.last_img read more

National Security Partners with Community Organizations and UB as Well as Other

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 12, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, said as it related to gangs and gang violence, his Ministry has partnered with Dr. David Allen and his team of experts of the ‘People Helping People’ programme.“Dr. Allen described one of the causes of violence as the Social Fragmentation Process which he explained is manifested through revenge, which results in the disintegration of the family, and the development of youth gangs and violence,” Minister Dames said at a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, at the Nassau Yacht Club on Friday.Since nearly 50 per cent of murders involve conflict, our intervention in the lives of troubled young males in particular is targeted to prevent them from becoming socially fragmented from society,” he added. “Dr. Allen’s programme ideally extends into our schools and will also focus on the myriad of issues facing our youngsters including bullying and cyber bullying.”Turning to domestic violence, Minister Dames pointed out that his Ministry was partnering with Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson of the Crisis Centre, where many programmes are in place to address domestic violence matters in the country along with those he mentioned before from the Citizen Security and Justice Programme.“Another proactive approach that your Government has undertaken to keep peace in our communities is the establishment of an inter-ministerial committee consisting of National Security, Ministers of Labour, Education, Youth Sports & Culture, Social Services, Public Works, and the Attorney General to address crime challenges and bring greater degree of focus to causes of crime,” he said.“Ladies and gentlemen, turning understanding into action is the challenge and requires all stakeholders, all Bahamians to play an individual role to reduce the scourge of crime,” Minister Dames noted.   “I also invite the think tanks especially the University of The Bahamas: The sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and many others to assist us in researching and identifying the social elements that contribute to the root cause of criminal activity from a scientific perspective devoid of any partisan involvement so that together we may to formalize additional strategies to see how they can be adapted to The Bahamas.”Minister Dames reassured those in attendance that the Government considers crime a serious threat to The Bahamas’ national security, economic development, and social way of life.“We will not succumb to the fear of crime and we will vigorously pursue all avenues to address how conflicts are handled in our society, starting at our primary grade levels, to address this national dilemma and restore a level of peace and tranquility to our communities and neighbourhoods,” he said.“You can look forward to the Government announcing more new initiatives as we look for your total support and cooperation.”By: Eric Rose (BIS)Photo Caption: Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames (right) shakes hands with Rotary Club of East Nassau’s Past President Lindsey Cancino, as current President Hope Sealy looks on, after the Minister’s address of the club’s regular meeting on the topic “National Security Strategies for Peace and Conflict Resolution” at Nassau Yacht Club, on February 2, 2018.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

NEW STEW Meet Author Marcia Butler On Mays Book Stew

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the May episode of Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews author Marcia Butler.From the host: “The May Book Stew episode features another returning author. Marcia Butler first appeared on the show via Skype in December 2017, with her memoir about her life in music performance, The Skin Above My Knee (please read it if you haven’t). Having motored through a career as an oboist, as well as her second act as an interior designer, and now as a documentary filmmaker, the ever-striving Marcia has written her first novel, Pickle’s Progress.” Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/3287a640-5aa2-4abd-b912-7fe46eee8d27/video.original.mp400:0000:0030:38Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like 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… RelatedNEW STEW: Meet Children’s Author Ioana Hobai On August’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Ben Berkley On September’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Renee Simms On June’s Book StewIn “Community”last_img read more

WorkApps releases industry product for advertising media sectors

first_imgWorkApps, an enterprise workflow collaboration company (EWC), has introduced its first digital inside enterprise management product, which will cater to advertising agencies and media groups. This innovation aims to fulfil needs of the creative and media teams with the full arsenal of data and technology solutions to build business-changing ideas that meld creativity and hard numbers.”Collaboration is very intrinsic to the advertising industry. It is almost as if the entire agency runs a sort of 3-legged race that requires creative, servicing, planning, media teams to work together. The collaborative ability of WorkApps allows large enterprises to create inclusive solutions, involved innovation, and a work culture that is collaborative from the inception of thought,” WorkApps CEO Rudrajeet Desai said in a statement.Industry research has shown that creative and media industry as a whole is afflicted by loss of productivity, high employee attrition, cost of replacement of staff, porus knowledge management systems and strained client relationships. At present, companies are also discouraging the use of WhatsApp for office communication because they fear losing sensitive data due to loopholes in the app.In a recent study, Boston Consulting Group found that “over the past fifteen years, the amount of procedures, vertical layers, interface structures, coordination bodies, and decision approvals needed has increased by anywhere from 50 percent-350 percent.” In the most complicated organisations, “managers spend 40 percent of their time writing reports and between 30 percent- 60 percent of it in coordination meetings,” the company added in its statement.The customised product has been created specifically for advertising, event management, public relations, digital marketing, consulting services and media groups. It aims to increase the productivity and efficiency of creative and media teams by 20 percent increasing the cost by just 0.2 percent, the company said.Founded in 2015, WorkApps is an Enterprise Work Management SaaS company, which uses technology to increase efficiency and productivity of individuals and teams. Their clientele consists of large enterprises from 500 to 70,000 employees.last_img read more

18 additional judges sworn in

first_img.Eighteen additional judges, who were appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court for two years on Wednesday, were sworn in on Thursday afternoon.Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 3:00pm.The 18 HC additional judges are Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, International Crimes Tribunal member; Md Mostafizur Rahman, additional secretary to the law and justice division; Fatema Najib, Narsingdi district and sessions judge; Md Quamrul Hossain Mollah, metropolitan sessions judge of Dhaka; SM Kuddus Zaman, district and sessions judge of Dhaka; Md Atoar Rahman, divisional special judge of Dhaka; deputy attorneys general Khijir Hayat, Shashanka Shekhar Sarker, SM Moniruzzaman, Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir and Khondakar Diliruzzaman; and Supreme Court lawyers SM Abdul Mobin, Mohammad Ali, Mahiuddin Shamim, Md Reaz Uddin Khan, Md Khairul Alam, Ahmed Rasel and KM Hafizul Alam.Earlier on Wednesday, the law ministry published a gazette notification on their appointment.It said the president made the appointment exercising his power under section 98 of the constitution.last_img read more