Knight leads Southern Utah over Portland State 73-54

first_imgMarch 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Knight leads Southern Utah over Portland State 73-54 Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/John Knight III/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — John Knight III matched his career high with 26 points as Southern Utah won its ninth straight game, defeating Portland State 73-54.Knight hit 11 of 13 shots. Dre Marin had 19 points for Southern Utah. Tevian Jones added 13 points and Maizen Fausett had eight rebounds. Southern Utah dominated the first half and led 41-25 at halftime. The Thunderbirds’ 32 second-half points marked a season low for the team.James Scott had 17 points for the Vikings.last_img read more

Roger Waters Teases New Music With Nigel Godrich In This Video Update From The Studio

first_imgWaters shared the new music clip via his Instagram page: In an interview with Rolling Stone a few months back, Waters discussed the story behind the album:“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, “Oh, I like that little bit” – about two minutes long – “and that bit.” And so we’ve been working. I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”This in-studio photo was also posted to Waters’ Facebook page:Roger Waters Us And Them 2017 Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena[H/T Jambase] As Roger Waters prepares for his upcoming Us And Them Tour North American tour, which is set to begin in May, the former Pink Floyd bassist shared an update from the studio. Recently confirming that he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the upcoming project comes 25 years after his 1992 solo debut album Amused To Death. This newly-posted clip features a song from the highly anticipated new project, and it’s sounding pretty awesome so far.last_img read more

SMC Dance Marathon races for the kids

first_imgSaint Mary’s Dance Marathon hosted the organization’s annual “For the Kids” 5k (FT5K), Wednesday evening in order to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The neon-themed run/walk FT5K began at the College’s Welcome Center parking lot and ended with a party on the island in front of Haggar Parlor.Dance Marathon is a student run organization hosted by hundreds of colleges throughout the nation that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). President of Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon and senior Kristen Millar said all the money from the group’s fundraising events throughout the school year will go to Riley Hospital for Children.“CMN is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing medical treatment for critically or chronically ill children, free of cost,” Millar said. “CMN gives Riley Hospital for Children the opportunity to provide medical treatment to all children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.”After the 5k, the party on the island had food, water, music, glow sticks, a raffle and shirts priced at $2 for participants to buy.“Each year we have done a 5k on campus to try to incorporate community involvement with our events,” Millar said. “The FT5K is also a great way to spread awareness on campus and embodies the marathon’s mission of staying on one’s feet for those who can’t.”At the end of the 5k, Dance Marathon announced that the 2015 Dance Marathon theme will be superheroes.Co-fundraising chair, Maranda Pennington, helped organize the 5k, and said she is excited for the superhero-themed marathon. She said, her goal is to make 2015 the best year for the club and encourage more students to attend the fundraising events.“It is something that I have become extremely passionate about after hearing personal testimonies from Riley families that our funds have helped and I can’t imagine dedicating my free time to anything else,” Pennington said.Dance Marathon will be hosting numerous events for students to get involved and help a great cause. Millar said she wants to encourage more students to participate as Dancers during the marathon and to attend the other fundraising events.“Throughout the year, we will host give back nights at local restaurants, such as Five Guys and Let’s Spoon,” Millar said. “We also normally host a salon rouge night and last year, we hosted a Riley trivia night on campus. In February, we will have a week dedicated to Riley with various events such as Zumba, crafts and dinner with some of the Riley families.“Students should participate and attend Dance Marathon in the spring because it is truly an amazing and inspiring event that benefits a wonderful hospital, and without marathons such as the one at Saint Mary’s, Riley Hospital for Children would not be able to provide care for all children regardless of their financial situation,” she said.In honor of it being Dance Marathon’s 10th year as a recognized club on campus, Millar said the goal for the year is to raise $90,000 for the children of Riley Hospital.“It is [also] our goal to collaborate with different clubs and organizations on campus, but ultimately, our goal is to raise awareness and to tell the stories of families who have benefitted from the amazing care Riley provides … It is truly amazing to hear the stories of Riley patients lives [we have] been able to touch,” Millar said.Tags: Dance Marathon, DM, FT5k, FTK, riley hospital for children, superheroeslast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He will handle costs for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston, as well as other expenses.Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.TMZ originally reported Mayweather’s offer. Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met the Floyd family.GEORGE FLOYD-TIGER WOODSWoods speaks out for 1st time since George Floyd’s death Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the next move with owners on Monday.MLB-NATIONALS-MINOR LEAGUE STIPENDSNationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipendWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed course and are telling their minor leaguers they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 through June.The team’s decision comes after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the team’s major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments from $400 to $300. Associated Press June 1, 2020 Germany’s soccer federation announced earlier Monday that it was assessing whether to sanction the players for breaking laws of the game that prohibit “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images” on equipment.LIVERPOOL-TAKING A KNEELiverpool stars take a knee in gesture of support for FloydLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool players took a knee around the center circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday in a gesture of support following the death of George Floyd.Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption, “Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter.” FIFA-FLOYDFIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messagesUNDATED (AP) — FIFA urged soccer competition organizers on Monday to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players for solidarity with George Floyd during matches.The recognition of the “depth of sentiment” over Floyd’s death came in a rare statement by FIFA telling the global game to show flexibility and not enforce laws of soccer it helps to set.Players used weekend games in Germany to reveal messages demanding justice for Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after he pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck in Minneapolis. UNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now.The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account Monday night.Woods said, “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement.” He said, “They train so diligently to understand how, when and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.”Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.Woods’ statement came one day after former NBA star and current Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan made his first public remarks on Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police. The picture of 29 players from the English league leaders was taken during a training session.Star players Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and captain Jordan Henderson were among those to post the picture that was retweeted by the official account of Liverpool, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group — the U.S. company which also controls the Boston Red Sox. Liverpool also tweeted out the picture.Floyd’s death has sparked days of protests across the U.S. and it has resonated in the soccer world.NFL-CARDINALS-CANTRELLCardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB Shelton MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of oldNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form — the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles.Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and full prorated salaries, leaving each player with approximately 70% of what he had been slated to earn.That proposal was made Sunday, five days after Major League Baseball’s plan for an 82-game season with additional pay cuts that would leave each player taking in 23-47% of his original pay, with the highest earners accepting the biggest cuts.MLB claims an additional $640,000 would be lost with each extra regular-season game played. The union has said it doesn’t believe those calculations and asked MLB for more economic documents and data. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) —The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end after being selected as a receiver by the Los Angeles Chargers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played in college at Texas Tech under current Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is now in his second season in Arizona.Cantrell spent most of the 2018 season on the Chargers’ practice squad and was released prior to last season. He had 158 catches for 1,873 yards and 18 touchdowns during a four-year college career with the Red Raiders.OBIT-PAT DYEFormer Auburn coach dead at 80 UNDATED (AP) — Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80.Dye took over a downtrodden program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power.The Lee County coroner says Dye died Monday at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. His son, Pat Dye Jr., had told ESPN.com recently that the former coach had been hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues. He also said his father had tested positive for the coronavirus but had been asymptomatic.In 12 years at Auburn, Dye posted a 99-39-4 record. He also coached at Wyoming and East Carolina.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALL Judge dismisses Dykstra defamation suit against DarlingNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, the pitcher’s ghost writer and a pair of publishers.Dykstra’s suit followed the publication of Darling’s book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.” Darling accused the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.Justice Robert D. Kalish wrote Dykstra’s reputation “for unsportsmanlike conduct and bigotry is already so tarnished that it cannot be further injured by the reference.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 A text message sent by the Nationals to players in the minors and forwarded to The Associated Press reads: “Upon further internal discussion, you will receive your full stipend of $400 per week through the month of June.” The text says further payments will be decided on a monthly basis.Here are other sports stories related to the coronavirus:— The Big 12 Conference says its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The conference says each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.— Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month. The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.MLB-DYKSTRA-DARLING LAWSUIT Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGEORGE FLOYD-MAYWEATHER-FUNERALBoxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd’s funeralUNDATED (AP) — Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer.last_img read more

ECCB/Elizabeth Styles competition continues tomorrow

first_imgTHE next round of the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) Elizabeth Styles competition continues tomorrow.Better-Hope Raptors will clash with Mon Repos Cricket Club (CC) (B) at Better Hope Community Centre, while at Buxton Community Centre ground, the hosts’ B team will play Golden Grove CC (B).Rawley FredericksAt Enterprise Community Centre ground, Enterprise ‘Busta’ CC (B) will host Lusignan Seafoods CC while at Golden Grove CC ground the hosts ‘A’ team will clash Enterprise ‘Busta’ CC (A).In the latest round of matches, there were several upsets.At Golden Grove Cricket ground, Golden Grove CC (B) hammered Mon Repos CC (B) to win by 127 runs.Golden Grove CC won the toss and elected to bat, blasting 246 for 6 after the match was reduced to 30 overs.Stephen Mangar top-scored with 47 runs (4×4). Claudius Fraser 36 runs (5×4, 1×6), Shavin Rutherford 34 runs (4×4, 1×6) and Mortimer King with a quick-fire 34 runs (3×4, 3×6), all assisted the scoreline.Bowling for Mon Repos CC B, M. Samaroo’s 3 for 32, along with Ravindra Samaroo 3 for 20 were the lead figures.Mon Repos CC were bowled out in the 20th over for 119 with Raghoo Ragnauth hitting 33 runs (6×4) and Vickash Jaikarran making 29 runs (2×4, 2×6).Rohan MangalBowling for Golden Grove CC, Claudius Fraser ended with 2 22 and Orin Gardner 3-20.At Better Hope Community Centre, Mon Repos CC (A) defeated Better-Hope (B) (BHCCB) in what could be described as a stunner, since BHCCB are former champions.Mon Repos CC A won the toss and batted first as the match was reduced to 35 overs.Manjrekar Bhola carefully stroked 42 (4×4, 1×6) while Roopnarine Singh made 24 (2×4, 1×6) as Mon Repos CC A were bowled out in the 30th over for 123.Ravi Singh bowling left-arm spin captured 5-17 and Jayadev Mana 3-7 with some good off breaks.Batting second, BHCCB were bundled out for 116 in the 19th over with the unplayable right-arm leg-spinner Navindra Kishun upsetting the host with figures of 6-19.At Buxton Community Centre, Buxton ‘Carl Hooper’ CC A cruised to victory over Low-Land Sports Club (LSC).Buxton CC A won the toss and invited LSC to bat in super cricket conditions.LSC batting, with the match reduced to 35 overs, amassed 172 in 29.3 overs with Z. Khan blasting 45 (10×4).Playing important roles were Andre Barry 32 (4×4, 1×6) and S. Dumainauth 23 (4×4, 1×6).Bowling for BCCA were Rawle Fredericks 3-12 and Owen Andrews 3-36.Buxton CC A replied with express speed arriving at 173 for 4 in the 17th over thanks to Anthony McFarlane 76 (5×4, 6×6), Owen Andrews 56 (9×4, 1×6) and Cylus Gibbons 20 (4×4).Bowling for LSC, D. Rooplall bagged 3-35 and S. Dumainauth 1-36.At Enterprise Community Centre, Enterprise ‘Busta’ Sports Club (A) (ESCA) made light work with Clonbrook Cricket Club (CCC) in a match reduced to 35 overs.ESCA won the toss and elected to bat scoring 211 for 9 thanks to Rohan Mangal who stroked a brilliant 62 (7×4) with captain Parmanand Dindyal supporting him with a well-played 36 (3×4).Bowling for CCC, R. Small bowled well with figures of 3×31.In reply, CCC were bowled out in the 32nd over for 150. Small, this time with the bat, contributed 42 (5×4).Bowling for ESCA, Chatterpaul Singh 4-32.last_img read more

Redknapp hints Magpies may have more chance of signing Remy

first_imgHarry Redknapp accepts he may be fighting a losing battle to sign Loic Remy from Marseille.The QPR boss, who also wanted Remy when in charge at Tottenham, has hinted that a move to Newcastle may be a more attractive option for the striker if he decides to leave France.Newcastle are keen to capture him as a replacement for Demba Ba, who recently quit St James’ Park to join Chelsea.Remy has made it clear he does not want to join Rangers, but they are still hoping that a lucrative offer could change his mind.“I don’t know where he’ll end up. I think Newcastle are interested but he’s also thinking about staying at Marseille,” said Redknapp.“He’s not playing [regularly] at Marseille and I think it would have been good for him to come and play in the Premier League and try to help us stay up.Fernandes is keen for QPR to make signings.“If the worst comes to the worst and we couldn’t survive, at least he’s in the shop window and the big clubs would want him.“And if he does score the goals we would hope he would score, then there’s every chance we would stay up.”He added: “Newcastle are in a similar position league-wise, but Newcastle is one of the great clubs – 50-odd thousand Geordies every week in their black and white shirts – a fantastic football club.”Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is keen for Redknapp to make signings during the transfer window and Remy was one of the club’s top targets.But the 25-year-old declined to even meet Redknapp when the R’s boss recently travelled to France in the hope of holding talks with him.Redknapp explained: “He didn’t want to come to us. He didn’t even want to speak about coming.“I went over last week to watch him play, not that I needed to as I watched him about seven times when I was at Tottenham.“I couldn’t even get a meeting with him. I was hoping to talk to him to encourage him to come.“I think he was in a position where, when I was at Tottenham, he was interested in coming and I got on well with the lad so he would have felt embarrassed coming to say he didn’t want to come to QPR.“He wasn’t being disrespectful. He was just in a position he didn’t know how to handle, so I’ve got no problems with him.“He may change his mind, you don’t know. I wouldn’t write him off completely. I’d like to get him if possible but it’s not going to be easy.”Meanwhile, Redknapp says he is unsure whether QPR have a realistic chance of signing Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.Click here for our QPR v Tottenham quizSee also:Rangers boss back in France for talks over Remy and M’VilaQPR set to table formal bid for French 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Juve linked with Willian and Stoke reportedly want Blues youngsters

first_imgWillian is the latest Chelsea player Juventus are reported to be interested in signing.Juve have been linked with Oscar and more recently Mohamed Salah amid speculation that the Blues could part with a player in exchange for Paul Pogba.The Daily Mirror now say Willian is also a target for the Italian club.Willian is the latest Chelsea player to be linked with JuventusThe Sun reports that Stoke want Victor Moses, Patrick Bamford or Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea as well as £8m for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.Moses was on loan at Stoke last season, while youngsters Bamford and Loftus-Cheek have attracted interest from a number of clubs. Related West London Sport story: Boro keen on Loftus-Cheek loan deal (18 June)Baba Rahman’s agent has been trying to drum up interest among top English clubs in the Augsburg left-back.Chelsea have been duly linked with him and there have been several reports that Manchester City and Arsenal are also interested, including in the Daily Express.Chelsea have also been linked with Stuttgart’s Antonio Rudiger, but according to German media reports the defender would prefer to stay in the Bundesliga and join Wolfsburg.Meanwhile, the Mirror and the Daily Mail pick up on yesterday’s news that QPR have moved closer to signing Ravel Morrison.Related West London Sport story: QPR move closer to signing MorrisonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South African amputee athlete excels in extreme sport

first_imgSouth African athlete Hannes Brits is the first amputee to compete at the highest level of the punishing Warrior Race extreme obstacle course running competition, to be held in Pretoria 19 and 20 November 2016. (Photo: Hannes Brits Facebook page)CD AndersonA South African athlete from Johannesburg is about to make history in the sport of extreme obstacle course racing, a gruelling variation of cross-country running that is inspired by military bootcamp training.Hannes Brits will become the first South African amputee to compete for a second time in the 17km long, 30-obstacle Black Ops Elite race, South Africa’s most gruelling race category of this extreme outdoor sport.The full competition event, gathering participants from all over the country, will be held on 19 and 20 November 2016, at Legends MX sport venue outside Pretoria.What warriors are made of! Highlights from today’s #Warrior7Photo credit: ZC Marketing Consulting (@ZCMCSocial) pic.twitter.com/w4o6MZUf4A— Jeep Warrior Race (@thewarriorrace) October 23, 2016Brits has already completed against able-bodied and other disabled athletes in the Commando and Commando Elite divisions over the past two years. He has been building up to competing in his second Black Ops Elite race, making him the only amputee to compete at this level in South Africa.Obstacle course racingObstacle course racing (OCR) is an extreme sport in which competitors – either as part of a team or individually – attempt to overcome various physical and environmental obstacle challenges over a long-distance, multi-terrain course.Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. [Bo Jackson]#BeMore with @Jeep_SA Warrior Race powered by @reeboksa pic.twitter.com/alV6EgiSmX— Jeep Warrior Race (@thewarriorrace) November 7, 2016Obstacles include wall-climbing, carrying heavy objects over distance and negotiating water obstacles, all while enduring extreme environmental conditions such as mud, mountains and unpredictable weather.The sport, started in the late 1980s by cross-country runners in the United States, is largely inspired by the methods of military infantry training, used to test endurance, strength, speed and dexterity.A big fist pump to all our Warriors who pushed their limits at this past weekend’s @Jeep_SA #Warrior7 Meerendal @reeboksa #BeMore pic.twitter.com/HGoWWL3Bqs— Jeep Warrior Race (@thewarriorrace) October 25, 2016The sport also involves elements of long-distance running, as well as cross-country and road-running. Notable international OCR events include the Spartan, Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash, held in the United States and Europe. There are over a million competitors, both professional and amateur, around the world.The various race intensities of the sport mean that professionals and amateurs, men and women, young and old alike, can find races that best suit their fitness levels, and that offer opportunities for them to build up towards more challenging races.South Africa’s Warrior Races event includes Rookie, Commando and Black-Ops levels, as well as a special under-12 youth level, Bratz.Obstacle highlights from #BlackOpsElite at #Warrior7#BeMorePhoto credit: ZC Marketing Consulting (@zcmcsocial) pic.twitter.com/u1JsOQnZjA— Jeep Warrior Race (@thewarriorrace) October 23, 2016The Black Ops Elite event, the most advanced level on the local circuit, covers 17 kilometres and features 30 obstacles, six of which are water obstacles. The event is a solo event, testing each competitor’s personal resolve, wits and fitness.World according to BritsBrits competes in races on specially made sport crutches. His left leg was amputated in 2010 following a number of medical challenges that dogged him throughout his life. The loss of a leg, though, seemed to inspire him to challenge his own abilities in the most extreme way.“The world I knew before I had my leg amputated was limited,” Brits said in a statement released by Warrior Race ahead of the Pretoria event. “I could never partake in any sports or outdoor activities in fear of the smallest injury to my leg, could send me to hospital.“(OCR) was a new world that had been opened up to me and today I am able to partake in physical activities. This whole experience has been a big wakeup call for me.”The athlete believes that you can never be too old to pursue dreams and hopes, and by his example he hopes to become a true sporting representative for physically disabled people. He also wants to encourage more amputee athletes to get into OCR so that they can also push their limits and inspire those around them.Brits wants to use his sporting success to motivate others. “I have a real passion for helping people,” he says. “I would love to speak to children in schools and orphanages to inspire them for their future success.”His ultimate message for a world unfamiliar with the sport is that the obstacles in the races are apt metaphors for overcoming any challenges life might throw at you: “No matter what obstacle may be in your way, there is always a will to make a way but one needs to still carve that way. If we look at a situation and think we can’t, then we won’t. But if we look at it as a challenge and we look for a solution, then we will find the solution and we will ultimately achieve success.”For more information about Hannes Brits, the sport and how you can show your support, visit Warrior Race.Source: Warrior Race SAlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 3, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Showers are back in Ohio today, and will end up with decent coverage. We are looking at picking up .25″-.75″ of rain across 75% of Ohio. Rain lingers through Saturday as well. During the day its not that big of deal..only a few hundredths to .25″ through evening with coverage at 60%. However, overnight Saturday night through Sunday midday we have a significant wave of moisture coming. Rains and thunderstorms bring .25″-1.5″ rain potential to 80% of Ohio. The heaviest rains will be from I-70 southward, but we still get decent rain chances north of there.There will be some clearing finally moving into the state Sunday afternoon and Monday looks to turn out mostly sunny! Our next big batch of moisture starts to push in on Tuesday, and we are wet through the middle 3 days of the week next week. Tuesday will feature increasing clouds through the morning hours, and then scattered showers develop mainly in areas from US 20 northward by sunset. Totals will be minor, a few hundredths to at most two or three tenths. Wednesday is just a damp feeling day without a lot of new precipitation. We won’t deny there is a chance for scattered showers, but amounts will be a few hundredths to a quarter inch total, and coverage will be 40% or less. The big rain day next week comes Thursday (or actually overnight Wednesday night through Thursday midday) with rain and thunderstorms producing .25”-1” of rain and 100% coverage. This will bring combined rains to .5”-2” for the event, which is unchanged from our previous forecast. With only a day an a half to at most 2 full dry days ahead of that moisture…we truly see no net drying through the end of next week. We should see partly sunny skies emerge next Friday. A new wrinkle in the forecast this morning is a cluster of thunderstorms that is trying to surge northeast next Saturday. Clouds increase Saturday morning and midday. Then rain and thunderstorms arrive at Saturday night and continue through Sunday morning. That rain moves in from the west and southwest, spreading across the state. There is a chance of some strong to severe weather embedded in this system. Rain totals can be from .25″-1″  over 80% of the state. This is a new inclusion in the forecast, so we will be looking for data to back up this solution over the weekend and solidify the rain chances. Feel free to hope we are wrong! The map at right shows cumulative 10 day rainfall potential. Better news is emerging as we finish the 10 day window and move into the extended period. We see sunshine returning for the afternoon of Sunday the 12th, and then our system for early in the 11-16 day widow has diminished greatly. The way we see things now, there is potential for the week after next two be dry with a mix of clouds and sun from Monday the 13th through Thursday the 16th. That would mean 5 days back to back of dry weather, for our first period of net drying in a long time. There is still plenty that can go wrong here, namely that early week system re-strengthening…but tentatively we are going to try and put a little bit of good news out there. Rain is back for the end of the extended period, with .25”-1” totals likely for the combine period of Friday the 17th through Saturday the 18th.last_img read more

New disaster funding from Ohio NRCS to plant cover crops on damaged acreage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Extreme weather conditions like the recent excessive rains and tornadoes have negatively impacted Ohio farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $4 million to help Ohio agricultural producers recover.  Technical and financial assistance is now available to producers who were unable to plant their crops, or who have experienced crop loss due to flooded or wet fields. This sign-up is an opportunity for farmers to plant a cover crop.“NRCS can be a valuable partner to help Ohio landowners with their agricultural recovery effort,” said State Conservationist Terry Cosby for NRCS in Ohio. “This special sign-up encourages farmers to plant cover crops to improve water quality and soil health, prevent soil erosion, and suppress weeds on areas not planted to crops.”NRCS will utilize the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for this special disaster recovery sign-up.  EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers protect the environment while promoting agricultural production.Cover crops provide an alternative to fields going fallow and remaining uncovered.  Cover crops also improve soil vitality by adding nutrients and organic matter. Many fields that are saturated for a long period of time face a loss of soil organisms. Cover crop roots reestablish soil health and create pathways for air and water to move through the soil, which is key to restoring it.There are significant changes with cover crops and we want producers to be successful in their 2020 planting year.  Educational cover crop workshops and field days are readily available throughout Ohio to learn more.  Additional information is also available on the NRCS website and farmers.gov/prevented-planting.Landowners should coordinate with other USDA farm agencies when participating in related programs.  It is a producer’s responsibility to work directly with their insurance agent and RMA to ensure they understand their policy.To apply for this special EQIP opportunity, visit your local USDA Service Center.  Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2019 until funding is exhausted.last_img read more