Fast start not enough for Arroyo Valley in semis

first_imgWeathersby, the hero of the Hawks’ upset Friday of second-seeded Bishop Montgomery, made his first three shots and had 11 points after one quarter. He was 2-for-14 from the field the rest of the way, several of his shots coming up short. “I wasn’t tired,” Weathersby said, “it was me rushing my shot.” Alazin said St. Bernard made a point of “getting a hand in (Weathersby’s) face the rest of the time, and not let him get his feet set.” James Sanders scored 14 points for Arroyo Valley, which trailed by as many as 10 points (47-37) before 6-foot-6 junior center Joseph Richard led a fourth-quarter rally. Richard finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots after rarely seeing the ball early. St. Bernard won despite making only 7 of 20 free throws and missing the front end of three 1-and-1 opportunities down the stretch. Arroyo Valley was unable to take advantage, however, and junior guard Devin Price (16 points) got a breakaway layup after a Weathersby miss inside to give St. Bernard a 54-48 lead with 59 seconds left. The Hawks clawed to 54-52 with 14 seconds left on a layup by Charles Grays, but Price hit two free throws, Weathersby lost a ball off his leg on a layup attempt, and Price clinched it with another free throw. Smith has taken San Bernardino teams to the CIF semifinals six times (the first five at Pacific), and five times his teams have lost. “People don’t know how hard it is, especially when you’ve never been here before, like our kids,” he said. “It’a a lot of pressure.” Arroyo Valley could still make the state tournament, Smith said. At any rate, four key contributors Tuesday are juniors – 6-6 Demetrius Sneed, Jermane Anderson, Richard and Sanders – and figure to make the Hawks a formidable unit next season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – For 105 giddy seconds, it seemed too good to be true. It was. After their opening flurry, the Hawks had severe trouble getting inside the big and active St. Bernard defense, rarely getting a decent look at the basket. “We knew once we got the ball over midcourt we would be OK,” St. Bernard coach Robert Alaniz said. “But that’s a hell of a team we beat.” Arroyo Valley, champion of the San Andreas League, fell to 23-7. St. Bernard, the No. 3 team out of the Del Rey League, improved to 20-10 and faces top-seeded Pasadena for the section title Saturday in Anaheim. “That was our dream all season, to get there, and we got this far, one step away,” Arroyo Valley’s Weathersby said wistfully. “Just fell short.” center_img Arroyo Valley sprinted to a 10-0 lead, but Playa del Rey St. Bernard didn’t panic, began handling the Hawks’ pressure, choked off the visitors’ offense and went on to a 57-52 victory in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA semifinals Tuesday night before a near-capacity crowd at El Segundo High School. “Sometimes you lose your focus when you start like that,” Arroyo Valley coach Scott Smith said. “You forget that you’re not an offensive team, you’re a defensive team.” last_img read more

Gardaí to advertise for new recruits

first_imgAn Garda Síochána, in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service, has today opened a recruitment competition for Garda trainees.The competition, which is open from today until 3pm on April 24 2019, is seeking to attract candidates from across society and with a wide-variety of skills to join An Garda Síochána.As of 31 March 2019, there are 14,161 members of An Garda Síochána and there is a Government commitment to grow this to 15,000 by 2021. The competition is being supported by an advertising campaign under the slogan of – The Difference is You.The advertising campaign is based on research with Garda students and new recruits who said they joined An Garda Síochána to help people, because it was not like any other job, and it had great variety. The campaign will feature Garda members in a number of situations where every day skills can transfer into policing. The campaign will run across radio, online and social media from today, and TV and online video channels from April 12.Commissioner Drew Harris said: “An Garda Síochána is a growing organisation and this new competition is very welcome. We have been attracting high calibre people to the organisation, but it is vital in a time of near full employment that this continues.“We also know that we need to become a much more diverse organisation so that we properly reflect the society we serve. That is why our campaign is focusing on people who might not have previously considered a career as a Garda member. They have the skills we need for a policing role, but they might not have thought they could transfer those to being a Garda. Fundamentally, we are looking for people who thrive on keeping people safe. Policing is a highly rewarding career where every day you can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities. We want to encourage people from all walks of life to join us. We are looking for diversity not only in background, but also in skills.” In order to encourage candidates from minority communities, An Garda Síochána will consider alterations to the Garda uniform to take account of religious and ethnic requirements subject to operational, and health and safety obligations.For example, An Garda Síochána is to allow the wearing of the turban for members of the Sikh community and the hijab for members of the Muslim community. An Garda Síochána has identified such matters as a major barrier to some people considering becoming a Garda member.This approach is in line with that adopted by police services such as the PSNI, Police Scotland, New Zealand Police, NYPD, and other police services in UK, Australia and Canada.“We hope that this will encourage people from minority communities to join An Garda Síochána. We want to demonstrate to them that An Garda Síochána is an inclusive employer that is serious about becoming more diverse,” said Commissioner Harris.An Garda Síochána will update its uniform policy to reflect this change. An Garda Síochána is also carrying out research with communities who are under-represented in An Garda Síochána to identify what more the organisation needs to do to encourage them to join An Garda Síochána either as a Garda member, Garda staff or Garda reserve.Garda trainee candidates can apply on until 3pm on April 24 2019.Gardaí to advertise for new recruits was last modified: April 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Why do the Warriors thrive more on the road than at home?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – At this point, Warriors coach Steve Kerr can only offer so many motivational speeches. He can hold only so many in-depth film sessions.With the Warriors winning three NBA championships in the past four years, Kerr recognizes those tactics to improve the team’s consistency often yield diminishing returns. Thankfully for the Warriors (41-27), they enter …last_img

Alex Kerfoot explains why he chose the Avalanche over the Sharks

first_imgDENVER — Alexander Kerfoot, in his second season with the Avalanche, says he nearly signed with the Sharks in August 2017.Kerfoot, 24, was drafted in the fifth round by New Jersey in 2012 but elected not to sign with the Devils after four seasons at Harvard. He thus became a free agent on Aug. 16, 2017 and was reportedly targeted by a handful of teams, with the Sharks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks and Avalanche becoming his five finalists.Kerfoot, a Hobey Baker …last_img

Geology: A Science in Constant Revision

first_img(Visited 385 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Slow-and-gradual uniformitarian geology is so 1830. Get with the times: fast, rapid, dynamic forces and theory revisions.Scientists have trouble learning about events in human history, let alone unobserved, unrecorded history. For instance, six researchers writing in PNAS say that previous estimates of death tolls from plagues in the time of Emperor Justinian (541 to 750 CE) are way off. The plague was nowhere near as catastrophic as most writers have long assumed. If this wrong about history with written records to draw from, how wrong could geologists be about events assumed to be hundreds of times as old with no eyewitnesses?Wolfe Creek Crater younger than previously thought (University of Portsmouth). Scientists who thought this crater in Australia was 300,000 Darwin Years old were way off. The new number is 120,000 Darwin Years. By all appearances, it is far younger than that. Darwinians, however, love their long ages, and don’t want to give ammunition to young-earthers. 120,000 Darwin Years is now the consensus truth! Cosmic radionuclide dating says so! See the latest scenario in Meteoritics and Planetary Science that asserts, “Considering the geomorphic setting, the most likely age of the crater is” 120,000 years, plus or minus 9,000 years. This comes from experts who were 2/3 wrong about the previous consensus estimate.Gigantic tsunami pushed boulders as heavy as tanks inland, scientists say (Fox News Science). Geologists tend to underestimate the power of water. Look at the boulders in the photo: as heavy as tanks, these rocks were lifted high above a cliff in a tsunami in Oman just 1,000 years ago, the article says. Creation geologists point to boulders as big as houses in the Tapeats Sandstone, the first sedimentary layer in the Grand Canyon (see ICR). The forces that plucked those boulders and redeposited them at the top of the Great Unconformity must have been stronger than anything seen in modern times.Arizona’s Barringer Meteor CraterExtra-Terrestrial Impacts May Have Triggered “Bursts” of Plate Tectonics (Geological Society of America). One good-size meteor can ruin your whole theory. Surely geologists have figured out plate tectonics, haven’t they?When—and how—the Earth’s surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in earth science research. Now a new study, published in Geology, suggests this earthly transition may in fact have been triggered by extra-terrestrial impacts.“We tend to think of the Earth as an isolated system, where only internal processes matter,” says Craig O’Neill , director of Macquarie University’s Planetary Research Centre. “Increasingly, though, we’re seeing the effect of solar system dynamics on how the Earth behaves.”Impacts are the magic bullets that naturalistic geologists call on to explain just about everything in the solar system. Now secular geologists are invoking them to kick-start plate tectonics. Large meteors “could” do this, they speculate, as long as they were finely tuned to fit Goldilocks criteria: not too small to accomplish nothing, but not too big to destroy the Earth.Mars: we may have solved the mystery of how its landslides form (The Conversation). How can landslides travel far beyond the distances physical laws say they should be able to go? Friction should stop some landslides long before they travel as far as some of them have gone. The mystery of the “long runout landslides” is addressed by Magnarini and Mitchell in this article, who think they have a new idea based on vibration theory, vortices and strata thickness. Because Mars preserves its landslides better than Earth, they studied landslides in Valles Marineris. A big landslide, intuitively, happens quickly—within hours or even minutes. No moyboy dates required.Secular geology is like the weather in Vermont, only slower. If you don’t like it, wait five to fifty years, and it will change—sometimes by a wallop.For illustrations of how secular astronomers rely on impacts for everything, see the video by Scott Psarris, “Our Created Solar System” at read more

cuhair(TM) 10pcs bangs mini hair claw clip hair pin flower for girl mix colored : Lovely little clips

first_imgThey really feel like they are dipped in. They feel like they are dipped in silicone, so have a attractive matte end. Not much too tiny both and the colors gained were lovely and match each individual other very well. Deal took a few weeks to arrive, so buy in time.Great minor clips best for me they look genuinely adorable.cuhair(TM) 10pcs bangs mini hair claw clip hair pin flower for girl mix coloredwe ship within 3 workdays,takes 10-16 workdays ,usually 12 workdays to europetop quality elasticcute rabbitThey really feel like they are dipped in. They feel like they are dipped in silicone, so have a attractive matte end. Not much too tiny both and the colors gained were lovely and match each individual other very well. Deal took a few weeks to arrive, so buy in time.The size of the flower clips are little but excellent for what i wished on the other hand i was pretty let down in the uninteresting colors.Not the exact same colour like in the picture,i get only black and brown :-(.cuhair(TM) 10pcs bangs mini hair claw clip hair pin flower for girl mix colored : Lovely colours but very small. Great minor clips best for me they look genuinely adorable.These are tremendous sweet and all in elegant colours. These are super lovable and all in stylish hues. They are really modest even though, so i guess they are not meant for griping hair but only include a contact to your hairstyle.Beautiful colors but quite modest.Sweet very little hair clips, would like they came in a bag although.Really good shape but the colors were being not as advertised.Not the exact same colour like in the picture,i get only black and brown :-(.Really good shape but the colors were being not as advertised.These are tremendous sweet and all in elegant colours. These are super lovable and all in stylish hues. They are really modest even though, so i guess they are not meant for griping hair but only include a contact to your hairstyle.The size of the flower clips are little but excellent for what i wished on the other hand i was pretty let down in the uninteresting colors.last_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress — July 16, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry Conditions ContinueHot and dry conditions prevailed throughout the week causing stress to crops and livestock, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician with the USDA, NASS, Ohio field office. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 15. Wheat harvest and straw baling were in full swing with the dry weather. Hay harvest was doing well with second cut for both alfalfa and other hay well underway. Oats were maturing rapidly with the hot weather. Corn and soybeans overall remained in mostly good condition. Pastures were experiencing some stress due to high temperatures and loss of soil moisture. Little to no rain allowed opportunities for fieldwork. Field activities included spraying of fungicides and herbicides, hauling manure, and performing tillage operations.Click here to see the full reportlast_img read more

Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guards at Star

first_imgRobbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFrom the get-go, Robbie Herndon knew which team he wanted to go to.Though GlobalPort drafted him sixth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, it didn’t take long before the Fil-Am swingman’s wish came true when he was shipped by the Batang Pier, together with fourth rounder Gian Abrigo, to the Hotshots for ninth overall pick Lervin Flores, and second rounders Joseph Gabayni and Julian Sargent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Louie Alas: Wherever Kevin wants to be, we’ll support him “This is a team I wanted to go to. My heart wanted me to end up in Purefoods and God-willing, it ended up happening. I’m excited and I’m super grateful,” he said.Known as an ace gunner, Herndon will be forced to explore another facet of his game as he joins a Star squad where coach Chito Victolero has put a premium on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd this early, the 24-year-old is welcoming the task at hand.“The coach wants his team to play defense, so that’s what I’ll focus on,” he said. “I’ll focus on learning the system, jelling with the players, and learn from everybody from the team.  I’m an offensive player, but I can also play on the other side of the court. I guess it’s time to up my defense a little bit and focus on that.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:07Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Herndon is also raring to prove himself to the Hotshots faithful as he seeks to find his niche behind lead guards Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, and Peter June Simon.“It’s a huge motivation when you know that you can play with the top players and you feel like you belong with them at the top. It’s a motivation for me to use to keep working hard and I wanted to prove that I can play among the best,” the 6-foot-3 scorer said.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

South Africa squad

first_imgThey are on a purple patch and will be hoping to carry on the good from here as well. However skipper Graeme Smith needs to do something about his erratic form before it’s too late. Otherwise, he is known to lead from the front and deliver the goods when the chips are down.Allrounder Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and J.P. Duminy are the men to watch. For the record Amla has a 90 plus strike rate and his average is just a shy from 60 in the ODIs.Kallis’s exploits with the bat in the recently concluded Test series are well documented. Not to forget his maiden double ton in Centurion.The pace department looks strong with the presence of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. They have even included leg spinner Imran Tahir to increase their bowling strength.Squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk (wk)last_img read more

10 months agoOrigi reluctant as Liverpool say he can leave

first_imgOrigi reluctant as Liverpool say he can leaveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have informed Divock Origi he can leave in January.HLN says the Belgium striker has been told he can find himself a new club. However, Origi doesn’t want to leave.The forward believes he can still find a place in manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans, though also is reluctant to take a pay-cut to leave.Origi was celebrated last month by Reds fans after scoring the winner against Everton.The departure of Dominic Solanke to Crystal Palace on-loan has strengthened Origi’s chances of playing more at Liverpool this season.And he has told his agents he’d prefer to stay until making a definitive decision in June. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more