Share NewsSports Results of the 2011 LIME DABA Premier Division Playoffs by: – September 1, 2011 Share 19 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share The Premier Division playoffs action continued on Wednesday , August 31st played at the Lindo Park hard court with two exciting game 2 encounters.In the first game of the evening, the former National Champions, Gatorade Blazers came up against the 2011 Ball-a-rama Champs Dragon Stout Pros with a 1 – 0 lead in the best of 3 series, looking to close things out and punch their ticket to the finals. The Blazers started the game in spectacular fashion, jumping out to an early 27 – 17 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter.From that point on, the Pros always seemed to be on their heels trying to playing catch up and although they were able to make a good run in the third quarter, they clearly ran out of gas in the 4th Quarter. At the end of the game the final score read 77 – 67 in favour of the former Champs, Gatorade Blazers. Top scorers for Blazers were Thomas Felix with a game high 22 points, Javeed Joseph with 18 points, Ricky Toussaint with 14 points and Jeff Jeremie supporting with 10 points while Ramal Carbon and Hakeem Dangleben each had 17 points, and Shaka Dangleben had 15 points in a losing effort for the Pros.The Blazers have now earned their place in the finals where they will be looking to regain their Championship glory.In game 2, the undefeated National Champs, Sign Men X-Men were also looking to close out their series against No-Look and revive their rivalry in the finals against the Blazers. No-Look, however were not prepared to rollover and play dead. With both teams missing their big men in Garth Joseph for No-Look and Peter Ricketts for X-Men, the game was a lot more up tempo and frenetic than their normal style of play, which resulted in a lot of turnovers and fast breaks for both teams.The No-Look team got out to a great start with veterans Bernard Mills and Fletcher LeBlanc doing most of the damage in the 1st quarter, combining for 13 points, which was more points scored by the whole X-Men team in the quarter, 11. No-Look held a 21 – 11 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. X-Men outscored No-Look 13 – 10 in a low scoring 2nd Quarter and the score at halftime was 31 – 24 for No-Look. No-Look stepped up their defense in the 3rd quarter and took a commanding 47 – 35 lead heading in the 4th Quarter.It was a different story in the final quarter as X-Men stormed back into the game and were able to cut the lead to 3 points with just over 1 minute left as No-Look seemed to panic and make poor decisions on offense. No-Look, however would not be denied as their star player Bernard Mills took charge of the game, scoring all of his teams points in the final quarter, which included making his free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for his team.At the end of the night, it was No-look handing X-Men their first loss of the 2011 season with a narrow 57 – 54 win. Top scorers for No-Look were Bernard Mills with a game high 28 points, Ken Leslie with 12 points, and Fletcher LeBlanc chipping in with 10 points, while Davidson Toulon had 18 points, Simon Joseph had 12 points and Ivan Jno Baptiste had 10 points in a losing effort for the X-Men.No-Look’s win ties the best of 3 series at 1 – 1, with game 3 guaranteed to be a thrilling encounter as it’s a do or die game for both teams, with the winner heading to the finals to challenge the Gatorade Blazers.By: Damien SorhaindoDominica Amateur Basketball Association
“It has been a meteoric rise for him this season,” added Allen. “It has been a case of perseverance, he has worked really hard. I have known him since he walked in the door at Spurs and saw the fantastic attitude he has towards improving. “Spurs have got the dividends of that, there are a number of people at the club who need a lot of credit and for his attitude to get to where he has got to today. “He deserves it, he has had a fantastic season and I’m sure he has a big career ahead of him. Every challenge that is put in front of him he has faced them and come through them. “He had some loan periods that didn’t go as well as he would have liked and had injuries to deal with as well – but they have been the making of him.” Press Association Clive Allen believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane faces a difficult season next year having established himself as a top marksman in the Premier League – but has backed him to continue his goalscoring feats. But heading into next season the Tottenham academy graduate will not be helped by the element of surprise and is very much a known quantity to opposing team – but Allen feels Kane possesses enough quality to still make an impact. “I think that is always the question that people are going to ask,” he told Press Association Sport when asked if Kane can replicate his form next year. “Obviously, the knowledge that clubs and certainly managers and coaches will have of Harry this season means he will be the man they try to stop next year so it will be a difficult one for him. “With the attitude and application he has shown he is a man who will score goals for the rest of his career and I’m sure he is now physically and mentally strong to deal with that. “You have seen him come into the England squad and he dealt with that – there was a furore about him coming in because of the form he was in domestically and rightly so. “He deserved his chance and when he has been given them he has taken them, he has had a brief taste of England and will want more – that will be the driving force in the future.” Allen, who spent four years at White Hart Lane, scoring 49 goals in the 1986-87 season and picking up the main PFA Player of the Year trophy was part of the coaching set-up at Tottenham when Kane first joined the club’s academy. He believes the application shown by the 21-year-old as he moved through the ranks has enabled him to establish himself in the first-team at White Hart Lane. The 30-goal forward was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year on Sunday evening after becoming an integral part of the Spurs set-up and scoring 79 seconds into his England debut. Kane did not score in the league until November but has been in scintillating form since, drawing the spotlight onto his ability to take chances when they fall his way.
Former Texas standout and No. 4 overall draft pick Cedric Benson died Saturday night after he was in a motorcycle accident, according to multiple reports. He was 36.NFL reporter Don Kleiman states he saw Benson’s brother post about the reported accident. The accident occurred in Austin, Texas, where Benson’s motorcycle collided with a minivan. Another person on the motorcycle died and two were injured in the accident. CBS Austin reported that a vehicle and person were on fire. Benson’s attorney Sam Bassett confirmed his death Sunday in a statement.”Cedric was not just my client, he was my friend,” Bassett said. “He was immensely talented and fierce on the football field yet most have no idea the difficulties he overcame to achieve what he did. Though imperfect in some respects, once Cedric was your friend, you understood how kind, sensitive and loyal he was as a man. He was like a younger brother or nephew to me. I will miss him very much.”Benson was a standout at Texas, where he was a four-year starter. During his senior year in 2004, he received the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back and was recognized as a consensus All-American.He finished as the sixth-leading rusher in NCAA history with 5,540 rushing yards, and the second-leading rusher in Texas history, trailing only Ricky Williams.Benson was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Bears. However, his time in the NFL started off dramatically, with Benson holding out from Chicago’s training camp over his contract. He eventually signed with the team, but his time in Chicago was cut short after multiple DUIs. He was released from the team in July 2008 after his second DUI-related incident in five weeks.Grand juries declined to charge him in the 2008 cases, though it led to the Bears cutting ties with him.Benson joined the Bengals in September 2008 and posted 932 all-purpose yards that season.He had an even better 2009 season, when he rushed for 1,251 yards and set a Bengals franchise record with six games of more than 100 rushing yards. He followed that with 1,111 yards in 2010 and 1,067 yards in 2011.The Bengals declined to extend Benson in 2012, which prompted him to sign with the Packers, but his season was cut short in October after he suffered a foot injury. He retired after the season, finishing his NFL career with 6,850 yards from scrimmage and 33 touchdowns.Two days before his death, Benson was in a Travis County (Texas) courtroom, where he pled guilty to misdemeanor drunk-driving charges that stemmed from a February 2017 DUI arrest. Despite his legal problems, Benson gave back to the community in multiple ways. He started a non-profit called NUFCED, which aims to help underprivileged families and children in their educational development through the community and sports.He also teamed up with Roman Lopez Real Estate to restore the exterior of a house which was targeted during the Austin bombings in 2018.
Authorities in California have arrested a homeless man who reportedly randomly attacked a small dog and a lifeguard at a beach.The incident occurred on August 9th at Ormond Beach in Port Hueneme.Authorities say lifeguards witnessed the suspect, Dylan McTaggert approach a beachgoer and her dog from behind, pick up the dog and punt it in the air.The dog reportedly went into shock and lost consciousness.When the lifeguards intervened in the situation, McTaggert then became violent and punched at least one of them.Authorities eventually located McTaggert and took him into custody.He has since been charged with fighting in public, assault on a lifeguard, and felony animal cruelty.According to the report, the dog was kicked so hard that she was “diagnosed with having a collapsed lung and displaced heart.”She is recovering at home under the care of her owner.
On my way to Soldier Field in Chicago, the home of the Bears, everyone who claimed Chik-a-go as their town and their team were hopeful that this game would jumpstart their miracle machine. As I settled into the press box, the first person I ran into was Lou Ransom, former Courier managing editor and current executive editor of our sister paper, the Chicago Defender. I was sworn to secrecy as I knew he was rooting for the Black and Gold. The mystique surrounding this game would stir up memories of Gale Sayers, Walter Payton, Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus. This was the Super Bowl in September for the Bruins from the Windy City. Pittsburgh lost the game 17-14 in an unlikely victory for the Bears.The first quarter and a half looked as if it was not going to be a game. The Pittsburgh defense appeared to be almost impenetrable and the Bears defense looked like Swiss cheese. And then came the unimaginable.The Steelers allowed the Bears to hang around and show they could be competitive. You could visibly see their confidence increasing. You could almost see them beginning to believe in themselves. With 6:56 left in the third quarter and the game still tied at seven, this seemed o be the optimum time for Pittsburgh to seize “Big Mo,” otherwise known as momentum. And they did just that. They only needed 1:30 and four plays to drive 69 yards, including a defensive penalty to take the lead once again.The third quarter ended and the Steelers were once again driving. Then the Bears and what seemed like the entire city of Chicago began to sing a fight song that sounded sort of Knute Rockne-ish. They also have a corny sort of rallying cry, “one city, one team.” I am reasonably certain that when all was said and done, Pittsburgh was the city and the team singing a sad and lonely ballad in unison when the clock struck midnight, this past Sunday.Bears headmaster Lovie Smith did not show a lot of love toward his fellow graduate and frat brother from Dungy University, Steelers head coach Mike Tomin. The mammals from the Windy City seemed as if they had a serious attitude and were ready for battle.Yeah, yeah, it was a rainy day, but ahh. There was, however, enough ineptitude to go around.Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes dropped two important almost sure catches. It looked as if he misplayed a sure TD completion from Big Ben Roethlisberger near the corner of the end zone. “You had to fight the elements. The rain did play a big part. You have to be professional about it.Everyone sharpened fingers to be pointed in regards to the Steelers defeat but Steeler kicker Jeff Reed was having none of it. There were many excuses offered, such as the rain and the slick turf but Reed seemed oblivious to the chatter. “There’s no excuse. I missed two kicks and basically what it was, I was trying too hard on both of them. That’s what happens to a right-footed kicker—you hook them. I’m just embarrassed because these guys fought their tail off to win the game. If there’s one player who can singlehandedly lose a game, I’ll take credit for it.”The Steelers defense at times appeared to be defenseless, allowing the Bears to go on the final game winning drive.Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, who was about to be drawn and quartered after his four interceptions, helped the Green Bay Packers beat the Bears in their season opener, accounted for both of his team’s touchdowns with passes.He did not throw a pick and Pittsburgh could only manage to sack the nimble-footed QB just once. Tomlin had a positive assessment of Jay Cutler. “Jay Cutler was very good with the football in the face of pressure. He made very good decisions.”The Steelers defense found itself in a very unfamiliar position, having to stop the opposition from winning the game in the final seconds. “Usually, we find a way to pull it out at the end defensively, unfortunately for us, they pulled it out,” said Pittsburgh defensive end, Aaron Smith. James Farrior added, “It was a tough one today. We could have made some plays when we were supposed to, we just didn’t. Chicago’s got a good team and just hung in there to the end. That’s usually what we do.”At the beginning of the season everyone (including me) thought that aside from their opener against the Tennessee Titans the Steelers had a reasonable chance to be 4-1 after the first five games because of their supposedly easier schedule, especially in comparison to last year’s lineup.The Steelers up until now had been appointed and anointed to make the trip to Dolphins Stadium to compete for the NFL championship.They have now come home disjointed and disappointed. All the members of the Steelers Nation who have put their money aside in interest bearing accounts to pay for their Super Bowl tickets and their hotel rooms for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami in February, had better make sure their accounts are not debited prematurely.The loss to an emotionally charged Chicago Bears team in their home season opener will not prevent the Black and Gold from repeating as Super Bowl champions just as Pittsburgh’s opening victory against the Titans was no guarantee of professional football supremacy for the 2009 season.There is an old and overused saying—one game at a time. Pittsburgh should take it a step further and hold on to the concept of one play at a time.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] courier.com.)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champNevertheless, Nunez told the Bee that he is willing to consider a tax increase for Californians. Only this welfare state does a better job of taking care of employee unions, retired public workers and special interests than it does taking care of the sick and the needy, not to mention the average taxpayer. If Nunez does find a way to raise taxes, he will end up with even more social problems. Taking money out of people’s pockets – consumer spending is the largest sector of the economy – reduces economic activity, slows job growth and leads to unemployment. The economy, particularly in the Inland Empire, San Diego and other areas whopped by the real estate meltdown, is having enough trouble. Nunez should think of ways to cut spending, and taxes, to become competitive with neighboring states like Nevada and Arizona that have been not-so-quietly sucking jobs out of California for years. Nunez said he would consider raising taxes in two ways: Internet sales and restoring the vehicle license fee Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger successfully lowered. The Internet, along with California’s dominance over many of its marquee businesses, is one of the economy’s bright spots and should not be tampered with. Assembly speaker proposes raising California’s taxes at the worst possible time. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez clearly learned about more than wine on his European vacations financed by campaign donations. As he told reporters the other day, he went to France and Spain for an education. He appears to have learned something about taxes, telling The Sacramento Bee on Friday that he would consider increasing them to close the state’s $14billion budget shortfall. Much of the European Union, including France, uses high taxes to finance its welfare states. The result, for many countries, is a high level of services – coupled with staggering unemployment, particularly for younger workers. Car fees would hurt another important segment of the economy, auto dealers, and take money out of drivers’ purses and wallets. With gasoline prices so high in California, driving is already prohibitively expensive and is one of the reasons inflation is looming. The speaker told The Sacramento Bee that he is looking to close tax “loopholes” for major corporations. The corporations, of course, will respond by spending less money on hiring and wages in California. It’s that simple. The governor is opposed. He prefers a reduction in spending. So would we. We assume that he has probably learned a few things in Europe, too.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
This season, Ingle is averaging 10.2 points and a league-leading 8.1 assists per game, an assists total that ranks second in the nation. Ingle is a two-time All-MVC First Team selection and a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection. Ingle’s honor marks the 11th time this season a Drake student-athlete has been named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Ingle owns a 3.84 cumulative grade point average and is a psychology major with a sociology minor. She has previously been named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week twice in her career.To qualify for the honor, student-athlete must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.2016-17 Drake MVC Scholar-Athletes of the WeekJan. 23 – Caitlin Ingle, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Redd Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Becca Jonas , Women’s BasketballNov. 22 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryNov. 1 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryOct. 25 – James Wypych, Men’s SoccerOct. 4 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountrySept. 27 – Mueng Sunday, Men’s SoccerSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryAug. 30 – James Wypych, Men’s SoccerPrint Friendly Version In Sunday’s win over Indiana State, Ingle became the MVC’s all-time leader in career assists with 687. She just missed her second career triple-double in the comeback victory over the Sycamores with 13 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals. In Drake’s first win of the weekend over Loyola, Ingle finished with seven points, five assists and three steals in 24 minutes in the blowout. ST. LOUIS – Senior Caitlin Ingle of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company, the conference announced Tuesday, Jan. 24.
The age of a supernova remnant has dropped from 10,000 years to less than 2,000 years. According to a news item on Space.com, the object RCW 86 in Centaurus has been linked to sightings by the Chinese in 185 AD, making it the oldest supernova recorded by man, taking place 1821 years ago. But astronomers thought this supernova remnant was 10,000 years old. How could the earlier age estimates be so far off? The article explains:The new age estimate matches the supernova spotted in 185 AD. But this calculation means the remnant is 8,000 years younger than previously thought. The astronomers said the difference can be attributed to the irregular shape of the remnant’s expanding bubble. Stellar wind from the progenitor star pushed some of the remnant’s gases in a certain direction, forming a dense pile. “The idea for RCW 86 is that in some regions the shock has hit this piled-up material. In those regions the shock will start moving slower,” [Jacco] Vink [U of Utrecht] said. And in other regions, the shock wave is much speedier.X-ray measurements from the Chandra X-ray Observatory were used in making the new age determination based on outflow speeds of the gas. The new estimate was about 2,000 years, within the range of the event in 185 AD.One of the captions in the article was “Shell Shocked,” but it was not clear if this referred to the supernova remnant or to the astronomers finding out how wrong they had been. In this case, we had an observation to calibrate a dating method, and the result was drastically lower than predicted from theory. There are many other things in space and time that cannot be so calibrated. The parameter to watch in dating methods is the observation-to-assumption ratio.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Horizontal tape is problematicThe installation procedure for housewrap, regardless of the manufacturer, is fairly standard across the board. Because the cap fastener prevents the tape from making a complete seal, debris has been carried by the water that penetrated behind the tape. You can see that the water has run horizontally along the seam, taking the path of least resistance.Many of the problems related to the seam seal tape start with the wrap installation, particularly the fastener placement. Oftentimes cap fasteners installed at the tape edge prevent a complete seal. Wrinkles in the wrap can leave voids at the tape contact surface.All of these conditions can allow water to migrate behind the tape, follow the horizontal seam to the nearest vertical seam, and ultimately into the structure. Since most areas of housewrap are over wood-based sheathing, leaks at the seams may go undiscovered for years. The debris from the water intrusion can be seen at the wrinkle in the wrap. Note that the housewrap has been wrapped into the rough opening of the door, so water can migrate horizontally past the door frame and into the interior.While this reverse lap might not result in leakage in laboratory conditions, in the field the installation of the tape is not always done properly. At times the wrap is not clean when the tape is applied. Other times the surface is damp, preventing the tape from adhering properly. Every year we inspect thousands of homes with one brand or another of housewrap installed as the water-resistive barrier (WRB).As energy costs increase and energy code requirements become more stringent, we are seeing housewrap installations where the seams are sealed with tape. Many housewrap manufacturers have proprietary seam seal tapes that they sell for exclusive use with their housewrap system.As implied by the name, the tape is used for sealing the seams of the housewrap. The purpose of sealing the seams is to create a continuous air barrier. Some of the manufacturers imply that the use of their tape will also reduce moisture intrusion. If the seams are going to be taped, the work generally occurs after the entire house is wrapped or after several courses of wrap are installed. Note the dark line of debris at this horizontal seam — debris which continues to the vertical seam.The horizontal seam tape is installed by lapping the tape over both layers of wrap. This means that the seam tape installation creates a reverse lap at the top of the tape, creating an opportunity for water to get behind the tape at the upper edge of any horizontal tape. Installation begins with a course at the base of the wall and that course is overlapped horizontally with the next course. The amount of the horizontal overlap varies by manufacturer. Additionally, vertical seams must also be overlapped. Why not use double-sided tape?We have contacted one of the larger housewrap manufacturers about these problems and asked about the possibility of a double-sided tape for use on horizontal seams. We were informed that they make such a tape, but it is not for sale in the U.S.We will be contacting all of the manufacturers to attempt to encourage them to provide a double-sided tape or other method to eliminate reverse laps.Until such tape is available, when you are sealing the horizontal seams make sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations, including making sure the wrap is clean and dry and that you are installing the tape within the effective temperature range of the tape as stated by the product manufacturer.Additionally, make certain that fasteners and other objects are not installed in a location that will prevent or compromise the complete seal of the tape. Always use a roller to bond the tape and never rely on smoothing it out with your hand. Care must be taken and attention to detail is critical when installing the seam tape at transitions to avoid gaps between the tape and the wrap.For any additional information or details always consult your housewrap system manufacturer’s details and specifications. Water entry leads to litigationThere have been litigation cases where the major contributing factor was improper sealing of the housewrap causing major structural damage to the wood sheathing and other building components.Except under rare circumstances where the reverse lap is part of a small repair, our company would never recommend a reverse lap installation. Manufacturer’s window installation details no longer recommend wrapping housewrap into the rough opening and then taping the window head nailing flange to the wrap as an effective means of sealing the window. They now indicate a weatherboard installation. This article is © Quality Built and is reprinted with permission.Jeff Hoch is an architect and field consultant at Quality Built in San Diego, California. Jeff has been involved in the inspection industry and related fields for over 23 years.