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FEARLESS FRESHMEN: George Washington has benefited heavily from its freshmen. Jameer Nelson Jr., Jamison Battle, Chase Paar and Shawn Walker Jr. have combined to account for 44 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 60 percent of all Colonials points over the team’s last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Nelson has accounted for 47 percent of all George Washington field goals over the last three games. The freshman guard has 16 field goals and 11 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: George Washington is 0-8 when its offense scores 61 points or fewer. George Mason is a perfect 5-0 when it holds opponents to 60 or fewer points.COLD SPELL: George Washington has scored 51.7 points per game and allowed 69 over its three-game road losing streak.DID YOU KNOW: George Mason is rated second among A10 teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 32.8 percent. The Patriots have averaged 12.1 offensive boards per game and 14 per game over their last five games. Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 13, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorge Washington (10-14, 4-7) vs. George Mason (14-10, 3-8)EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: George Washington goes for the season sweep over George Mason after winning the previous matchup in Washington. The teams last played on Jan. 15, when the Colonials shot 49 percent from the field while limiting George Mason’s shooters to just 38.1 percent on the way to a 73-67 victory. GW looks to sweep George Mason
Photo © Bora-Hansgrohe The stage was won by Edward Theuns of Trek Segafredo who also snatched the overall points classification from Bennett who has to make do with just 4 wins out of 6 stages!The overall victory went to Diego Ulissi of Team UAE Emirates. A crash on the very last corner on today’s final stage of the Tour of Turkey has robbed Sam Bennett of the Green Points jersey.The Carrick on Suir rider went into the last day on the back of 4 wins from the first 5 stages and was favourite to add to his tally today.However the Bora Hansgrohe sprinter fell on the final corner just metres from the finish when he looked set to record his 11th victory of 2017.
Magnificent Seven! @DjokerNole is the #AusOpen 2019 men’s singles champion def. Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3. #AOChampion #AusOpenFinal pic.twitter.com/x5oRr6pfuO— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019The tone was set as early as the second game when Nadal lost his opener on serve to quickly fall behind. In contrast, Djokovic was quickly up to speed. Astonishingly, he dropped just one point on his own serve during the opening set, repeatedly able to hold with ease against an opponent unable to apply any sort of pressure.Flashing looks at his support team as he struggled to comprehend what was happening to him, Nadal at least stood firm at the start of the second. However, the pivotal break arrived in the fifth game, Nadal sending a volley long after an absorbing rally that ended with the pair both at the net. It was about as close as the Spaniard got to his rival throughout the night, though.Djokovic broke again to go 5-2 up before serving out for the set in style, firing down three aces to hold to love. Nadal had failed in his four previous attempts to rally from two sets down in a slam final and his task became even tougher when he was broken again early in the third. The second seed had an opportunity to hit back in the sixth game only for an ambitious cross-court backhand to go awry, allowing Djokovic a reprieve he barely needed as he ominously marched toward the crown.After just two hours and four minutes on court, the 31-year-old sealed a comprehensive victory with another break, a gracious Nadal coming across to his rival’s side of the court to congratulate him after a ruthless displaySTATISTICAL BREAKDOWNNovak Djokovic  bt Rafael Nadal  6-3 6-2 6-3 WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSDjokovic – 34/9Nadal – 21/28ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSDjokovic – 8/0Nadal – 3/2BREAK POINTS WONDjokovic – 5/8Nadal – 0/1FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEDjokovic – 72 Nadal – 64PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEDjokovic – 80/84Nadal – 51/62 Australian Open 2019: Overshadowed in New York, Naomi Osaka finally has her magic moment Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to claim 2nd straight grand slam title TOTAL POINTSDjokovic – 89Nadal – 53 Novak Djokovic secured a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title in ruthless fashion on Sunday, dismantling Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in Melbourne. The top seed dominated from the outset as he breezed to a 15th career grand slam — taking him clear of Pete Sampras to sit alone in third place on the all-time list — and his third in succession, having also won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year. The two all-time greats produced a classic encounter in the tournament’s showpiece in 2012 — Djokovic eventually prevailing in a deciding set after five hours and 53 minutes on court — but this time it was a complete mismatch. Nadal had not dropped a set in reaching the final yet struggled to make an impact in a stunningly one-sided contest, the left-hander succumbing to the brilliance of the Serbian, who moves beyond Roger Federer and Roy Emerson for most wins in the history of the event. Related News
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. admits he binge-watched the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” in only two sittings and joked that he could lobby for his father to pardon Joe Exotic simply to watch the mainstream media’s reaction.“It’s pretty amazing,” Trump Jr. said of the seven-part documentary series that has captivated America since it was released in March.The president’s oldest son was asked about Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka JOe Exotic, on Monday during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts” radio show.It is not clear whether or not Joe Exotic has petitioned the president for a pardon.But, responding to the prospect of a pardon, Trump Jr. said. “And just for frankly watching the media reaction to this thing. It would be pretty amazing to ultimately see that.”Maldonado-Passage was found guilty in 2019 of paying a hitman $3,000 to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who is also a large-cat lover and operates Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. (The hitman-for-hire did not carry out the act.)“You know what the real tragedy is right now from that whole show? None of us knew that you could have had a pet tiger for like two grand,” Trump Jr. said.A jury also convicted Maldonado-Passage of killing five tigers in order to make room for more big cats in his zoo.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia Commission is seeking applicants for the Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee. The Citizens Advisory Committee comprises 9-13 citizen volunteers who meet monthly, or as needed, to address assignments from the Commission. Individual members also may be asked to participate with Port staff on a range of Port programs and projects. The committee has contributed citizen advice and assistance to the Port since the Commission formed it in 1994.Applicants must be Thurston County residents. Port Commission President, the Interim Executive Director and the Chair of the committee will interview applicants and recommend appointments to the Commission in Mid-December. Criteria for selection are community and economic development activities; volunteer, board or committee experience; work experience; experience or knowledge of the Port; and reasons for serving.To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portofolympia. For information about past and current Citizen Advisory Committee projects, please visit the Port’s website at http://www.portolympia.com/90 or call 360-528-8014. The application deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018.For more information about the position and how to apply visit http://www.portolympia.com/
Image Courtesy: Sky SportsAdvertisement Etihad Stadium gathered up all the supporters on Wednesday to bid farewell to club icon Vincent Kompany, as the Manchester City legends faced the Premier League all star team that featured the most prominent figures of English football from the past decade, and among them was former Manchester United star Paul Scholes- who’s no look pass will leave you in awe!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky SportsA crowd of over 50 thousand gathered in the stands, to see off Kompany, although he missed the chance to be on the field due to injury. However, cherish your eyes on the former Red Devils midfielder, who proved he can still kick it at the age of 44.The clip of Scholes’s mind blowing footwork was uploaded on YouTube channel Keepitonthedeck. Enjoy the clip below-Advertisement Managed by Pep Guardiola, the Citizens legends lined up with players from the team that lifted the 2011-12 Premier League trophy, featuring the likes of Joe Hart, Kolo Toure, Nigel de Jong, Dietmar Hamann, and current club captain David Silva.Advertisement On the other hand, the Premier League all stars featured the very best players from the past seasons – Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Patrick Vieira, Ryan Giggs, Robin Van Persie and Robbie Keane to name a few, and of course, Scholes himself. Gunners legend Therry Henry and the current Belgium national team coach Roberto Martínez.The match ended in a 2-all draw, as Martin Petrov and Benjani Mwaruwari scored for pep’s boys, while van Persie and Keane netted the two in for the all stars. Advertisement
The B.C. Major Midget AAA Hockey League champs won the regular season title won in convincing fashion, losing four times during the season. The Giants play in the same league as the Kootenay Ice, coached this season by Simon Wheeldon. The Ice finished 10th in the 11-team league, finishing with a 8-25-7 record. The 2011 Telus Cup is being held in St. John’s, Newfoundland from April 18-24.The Giants will compete against the host team the St. John’s Pennecon Privateers, as well as the representatives from the West Region, Central Region, Quebec and the Atlantic Region. This is the first time in the history of the Major Midget League that the B.C. representative has defeated the Alberta Representative in the Pacific Midget Regional Championship. In 2007, the Vancouver North West Giants advanced to the Telus Cup by default since the Red Deer Rebels, the host team for the event, captured the Alberta Midget AAA Championship. Alex Kerfoot (West Vancouver, BC) was named Player of the Tournament. Kerfoot had an outstanding series finishing with one goal and four assists. The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group. Playing at this high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship. The Vancouver North West Giants defeated the Red Deer Rebels 3-1 in game two of the Pacific Midget Regional Championship Saturday to advance to the National Midget Championship, Telus Cup.The Giants blasted the Rebels 7-2 in game one of the best-of-three series on Friday.
The bell from the ill-fated SS Mendi, the ship that took more than 600 South Africans to their watery graves, has surfaced.The bell of the SS Mendi is left for BBC reporter Steve Humphrey on 15 June 2017. (Image: BBC)Priya PitamberIn a scenario that’s akin to the plot of a historical thriller, BBC reporter Steve Humphrey received an anonymous phone call instructing him to be at Swanage Pier in England in the early morning of 15 June 2017.There, Humphrey found a large bell, with the word “Mendi” on it. It was sealed in a plastic bag.The bell is believed to originate from the SS Mendi, the ill-fated ship that sank off the Isle of Wight in 1917 and more than 600 men from the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC) lost their lives. They were on their way to France to help Britain in World War 1. This year, South Africa marked the centenary of the tragedy.World exclusive: Bell from SS Mendi resurfaces- passed to me for safe keeping. @BBCSouthToday pic.twitter.com/SJ3AOFNNYK— Steve Humphrey (@stevehumphreytv) June 15, 2017SS Mendi bell in temporary safe-keeping with Southampton Museums. Plan to display at Sea City soon. @BBCSouthToday pic.twitter.com/h2JG3dsB0R— Steve Humphrey (@stevehumphreytv) June 19, 2017Maritime archaeologist John Gribble told the BBC the bell was most likely genuine.“The bell has never been reported found, but given the extent to which the site was stripped of non-ferrous metals in the past I’d be very surprised if the bell was still on the wreck,” Gribble said.“The bell looks right. It’s the right sort of size for a bell of that period.”The bell from the #SSMendi has been found! https://t.co/4qdhg4kAuZ https://t.co/rUiLCEiMrn Don’t miss the @BBCSouthToday coverage tonight. pic.twitter.com/WEF32nfQPu— UK in South Africa (@UKinSouthAfrica) June 19, 2017Its importance to South AfricaSouth Africa’s interest in the SS Mendi arises from the fact that it was the country’s worst maritime disaster of the 20th century, wrote Kathy Munro, an honorary associate professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, on the Heritage Portal website.“We have remembered the men of the Mendi in wreath-laying ceremonies, in the refurbishing of old memorials and the installation of new ones.” There were commemorations in South Africa, France, and Britain earlier this year.In 1995, Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela unveiled a memorial to the Mendi victims in Soweto.The wreckageMunro said the wreck of the ship was first discovered by Martin Woodward in 1974. He founded a museum, Arreton Shipwreck Centre (formerly the Bembridge Maritime Museum), where numerous objects from the Mendi were put on display. “Visitors can view the brass bridge telegraph, a porthole, a wheel boss, engine parts, and a brass saloon window amongst other objects.”But Munro noted that many divers did not treat the artefacts with such respect. “Other divers it would seem were far less scrupulous than Woodward,” she wrote. “Following its identification, the Mendi wreck became a recreational dive site and the location was included in various wreck catalogues and dive guides to the south coast of England.”An anonymous note“If I handed it in myself it might not go to the rightful place,” reads a note that was left with the bell, addressed to the BBC’s Humphrey. “This needs to be sorted out before I pass away as it could get lost.”The author did not provide his or her identification.Munro said the letter was strange, describing it as “something of a confession and redemption of a troubled conscience… an anonymous person wishes to return an item that he clearly considers belongs elsewhere before departing this life.”Current locationThe bell has been moved to Southampton’s museum service for now, and will go on display at the SeaCity Museum, also in Southampton. No decision has been reached regarding its final destination, but the South African government has been informed because it is attempting to recover artefacts from the ship.Sources: BBC and The Heritage PortalWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Corn Growers Association this week urged farmers to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, following publication of the Agency’s draft Ecological Risk Assessment for atrazine, an herbicide used for weed control in growing corn and other crops. If it stands, EPA’s recommendation would effectively ban the use of atrazine in most farming areas in the U.S.“Atrazine is a safe and effect crop management tool. If EPA succeeds in taking away this option, it will be sending farming practices back decades – and hurt the environment in the process,” said Maryland farmer Chip Bowling, President of NCGA. “As a farmer and a conservationist, I can’t let this go unanswered. That’s why I’m urging farmers to contact the EPA and make their voices heard.”Atrazine is a widely used herbicide proven to combat the spread of resistant weeds, while also reducing soil erosion and improving wildlife habitats. When farmers have access to atrazine, they do not have to do as much tilling, or turning up of the soil – a practice that erodes soil and leads to water and nutrient loss. Studies suggest farming without atrazine could cost corn farmers up to $59 per acre.As part of the assessment, EPA recommends reducing the aquatic life level of concern (LOC) from 10 parts per billion (ppb) on a 60-day average, to 3.4 ppb. Scientific evidence points to a safe aquatic life LOC at 25 ppb or greater.Visit www.ncga.com/atz to submit your comments to the EPA. The deadline to submit comments is August 5. For more information on atrazine, visit agsense.org.