AJ Stubbs scored a team high 18 points, 12 of which came in the second half, and the McKinleyville Panthers outlasted the Hoopa Warriors 80-72 to win its first-round Logger Classic game, Thursday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.With Thursday’s win the Panthers (4-3) advance to the semifinal round of the Logger Classic where they will face Dougherty Valley (5-1) today at 8:30 p.m.“I thought we matched their intensity tonight, which is something I didn’t think we did as good a job of the first …
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has demanded the immediate inclusion of his State among those identified for on-the-spot assessment of flood situation by an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT).The Centre has listed 11 States that the IMCT will assess for flood damage, but Punjab does not find mention in it even though it has witnessed large-scale flooding in many areas following unprecedented rain, read an official statement.The Chief Minister expressed surprise over Punjab’s non-inclusion and has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately rectify the situation.“Surprised on the exclusion of Punjab from the list of States to be visited by the Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess losses in flood-affected areas in different States. Request HM @AmitShah ji to direct the Central Team to visit Punjab to assess the huge losses [sic.] ,” Capt. Amarinder tweeted.The IMCT was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in pursuance of a decision taken at a high- level committee meeting on August 19. The committee had decided to break away from the past practice of waiting for the affected State to submit a memorandum seeking central assessment.The IMCT has been mandated to visit the flood-affected States of Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala, for making final recommendations to the Central government for allocation of flood assistance to the flood-ravaged States, according to the statement.Capt. Amarinder pointed out that he had already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek a special flood relief package of ₹1,000 crore to address losses resulting from floods in Punjab. As per initial calculations, it is estimated that the State has suffered damage worth ₹1,700 crore due to the floods.
It’s a pleasant 20-minute walk from the Southfields tube station to the hallowed precincts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where The Championships are held.The lucky ones with accreditation badges or VIP passes and genuine tickets know they will get into the arena. But it is those without tickets and attempting to buy from roadside illegal sellers who face disappointment.Thursday was sunny for most part and there were touts whispering “tickets, tickets?” as people walked by. One of the gullible fans fell for the bait and after exchange of money in an alley walked down the long queue hoping to enter the arena.But by then, the private security on the road had already taken note of the illegal sale of tickets as was witnessed by this correspondent. The fan had not realised that even though there was no closed circuit camera, a private security man had seen it all happen. Dressed in a blue uniform, in no time the tall and black security man whispered over a small microphone to the entrance gate that a person with an illegally purchased ticket was on his way.A Wimbledon fanSadly, despite spending a huge sum, the genuine fan was in for disappointment as he was told that a ticket purchased illegally was invalid.This is one of the best parts about Wimbledon, where security is not obtrusive and at the same time works so well. If you compare it with the chaos at Ferozeshah Kotla, where people buy tickets for an ODI in black and still get away. And so do the touts.advertisementOver the years, security has become a big responsibility for the Wimbledon organisers. And that is why the campers who used to pitch tents on the pavement and virtually lived there over the fortnight have now been moved away to a huge park now.They now camp, cook, read and eat, even if they are unable to get tickets for one day of The Championships.However, the message is short cuts for ticket purchase won’t work here.Once inside the huge complex, not all can enter the show courts.With a giant screen outside Court 1, the attraction over the years, tennis fans laze on the grassy hill next to it and catch the action. It’s almost like a picnic atmosphere.Beer, wine prims and snacks are consumed liberally. In the Pete Sampras era, British fans would patiently wait to catch action of Tim Henman.It was then called Henman Hill, though some cheekily referred to it as Henman Hell as he never won the title. As Britain waits patiently for a men’s singles champion after Fred Perry since 1936, now fans hope Andy Murray can pull it off.
STUNNER! Burdisso targets Mourinho, Cambiasso for Boca Juniors dream teamby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is being linked with a sensational move to Boca Juniors.The deal is being driven by Boca’s new sports director Nicolas Burdisso, who played for Mourinho at Inter Milan.TMW says Burdisso wants to put together the dream team of Mourinho and Esteban Cambiasso, who would act as the Portuguese’s assistant manager. Like Burdisso, Cambiasso also played for Mourinho at Inter.While acknowledging it is a long shot, Burdisso is making a pitch to Mourinho, with contact already established.Guillermo Barros Schelotto left Boca as coach last week after losing the Copa Libertadores final to River Plate. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
The Canadian Press WINNIPEG — People swearing oaths in Manitoba RCMP detachments will soon be able to do so using eagle feathers.Officers will also be allowed to use the feathers to swear in information in court.Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, the RCMP’s commanding officer in the province, says it’s important because the eagle feather gives some people the strength to talk.Victims, witnesses and suspects until now have had the option to swear on a Bible or make an affirmation before giving a statement.The eagle feathers were cleansed during a special ceremony Tuesday and are to be distributed to every detachment in the coming days.RCMP in Nova Scotia were the first to provide eagle feathers in 2017.
As I sit here, watching Block “O” slowly filling up an hour before kick-off, I try to remember what it was like two years ago when I was a freshman filling those same seats.Today, I live a totally different life on Saturdays; one spent in the press box rather than in the stands.I used to get angry and frustrated if my friends didn’t want to leave the dorm two-and-a-half hours early so we could get seats in the very front row of the section, with Luc Nutter, the president of Block “O” and my hero.I woke up early in the morning, anxious and excited. I got dressed: Block “O” earrings, buckeye necklace, bright red No. 33 jersey, Brutus tattoos on both my cheeks, Under Armor to keep my arms warm, scarlet and gray gloves and beanie, and my lucky Ohio State socks and red Vans shoes.Those were the days.This morning, I had a much different ritual. I woke up and took a shower, did my hair nicely and put on my professional makeup. I got out my nice dark jeans and some professional shoes. I went to my closest and passed by my white No. 2 jersey, and my old beloved red No. 33 jersey, and pulled out my blue blouse and black sweater.It was definitely not the same game-day outfit from those freshman year games.After that, instead of blasting Hang on Sloopy and tailgating with everyone in the dorms, I sat down to study up on the press packet I had for today’s game against Wisconsin.Did you know that this was the “75th meeting between these Big Ten conference opponents?” Or did you know that “Ohio State’s defensive squads have held opponents to fewer than 21 points 43 times since 2006, the best among division 1A teams?”I do now.When Ohio State gets that touchdown in the south end zone I will not be losing my voice in excitement; I will be quiet as a mouse, furiously typing notes so that I can recapture a moment that I’m barely experiencing myself. The game takes on an entirely new meaning in the press box.Instead of waiting five minutes for enough cell phone reception to send my text message, I have five windows open in Safari and am sending Google chats.Instead of joining in on Stadium Ohio, I am trying to figure out which players are suited up for today’s game.Instead of running to get water after the first quarter, I am hand-delivered a stat sheet.While I surely miss being a part of that sea of scarlet, being a member of the press has it perks on Ohio Stadium: free all-you-can-eat City Barbeque and McDonald’s McFlurries, riding in an elevator with NBA player and former OSU student Greg Oden and spending that last half of the fourth quarter on the field. And even though I will sacrifice sleep and fun tonight to write my article, I love covering Ohio State football.So even though I can’t technically cheer in the press box while write this… Go Bucks!