Tower inquiry: EH costs total £165,000

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Jakarta sets up cemetery for additional COVID-19 graves as burial space running out

first_imgThe Jakarta administration is setting up a 2-hectare plot of land in Rorotan public cemetery in North Jakarta for COVID-19 graves as burial space for victims of the coronavirus in the capital city is running out.Jakarta Bina Marga road agency head Hari Nugroho said the administration was currently preparing the land to be used for burials and building the necessary infrastructure.”We’re preparing the land and building a road to access the cemetery. Construction progress is at 4 percent,” Hari said on Monday as quoted by The city administration provided the additional land for COVID-19 graves as coronavirus cases in Jakarta continue to rise and burial grounds designated for the victims have started to run out.Nadi, the management officer of Pondok Ranggon public cemetery in East Jakarta, said on Sept. 14 that there was only space left for another 1,100 COVID-19 burials in the cemetery’s southern area of 7,000 square meters.The capacity was likely to be critical in mid-October and it was estimated that, in October, the remaining land may only be able to accommodate 380 to 400 bodies, he added.Since the pandemic hit the country in March, 6,248 bodies have been buried with COVID-19 protocols in Jakarta.In September, the capital city recorded COVID-19 1,372 burials, the highest monthly rise yet. (nal)Topics : The agency will also level the land surface to make the burial process easier.The project started on Sep 17 and is expected to finish in December.”We expect this 2-hectare burial space to accommodate 6,000 funerals,” Hari further said.Read also: Gravediggers under strain as COVID-19 burials surge in Jakartalast_img read more

Human brain’s ‘bat sight’ found

first_img Share Tweet 24 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Bats use sound to huntThe part of the brain used by people who can “see like a bat” has been identified by researchers in Canada.Some blind people have learned to echolocate by making clicking noises and listening to the returning echoes.A study of two such people, published in PLoS ONE, showed a part of the brain usually associated with sight was activated when listening to echoes.Action for Blind People said further research could improve the way the technique is taught.Bats and dolphins bounce sound waves off their surroundings and by listening to the echoes can “see” the world around them.Some blind humans have also trained themselves to do this, allowing them to explore cities, cycle and play sports.Brain scanResearchers looked at two patients who use echolocation every day. EB, aged 43, was blinded at age 13 months. LB, 27, had been blind since age 14.They were recorded echolocating, while microphones were attached to their ears.The recordings were then played while their brain activity was being recorded in an fMRI machine.Increased activity in the calcarine cortex was discovered.Dr Lore Thaler, from University of Western Ontario, said: “This suggests that visual brain areas play an important role for echolocation in blind people.”The study looked at only two people so cannot say for certain what happens in the brains of all people who learn the technique, but the study concludes: “EB and LB use echolocation in a way that seems uncannily similar to vision.”Susie Roberts, rehabilitation officer at Action for Blind People, said: “This research into brain activity and echolocation is very interesting and improves our understanding of how some visually impaired people may be processing information to help them navigate safely.“Further investigation may help to improve the way the technique is taught to people in the future, potentially improving their mobility and independence.”BBC News Share HealthLifestyle Human brain’s ‘bat sight’ found by: – May 26, 2011last_img read more

Weekend Area Basketball Scores

first_imgWeekend Area Basketball ScoresSaturday  (1-26)Boys ScoresBatesville  47     Connersville  43Connersville JV won 49-28Batesville scoring- Cole Werner 8, Alex Siefert 5, Brady Westerfeld 5, Eli Pierson 4, Ben Schebler 3, Zach Wade 3.East Central  59     Harrison  58Jac-Cen-Del  60     Lawrenceburg  57Morristown  63     Milan  52     Trinity Lutheran  57     South Ripley  54     North Decatur  71     Franklin County  64     Greensburg  108     South Decatur  73Jennings County  73     South Dearborn  67Hauser  41     Rising Sun  30     Southwestern Hanover  71     Austin  41Waldron  66     Bethesda Christian  56Cambridge City Lincoln  63     Edinburgh  42     Floyd Central  69     Madison  63     Girls ScoresGreensburg  54     Batesville  39The JV Lady Bulldogs defeated a solid Greensburg team Saturday 34-25. The defense was a big key to the game as the Ladies kept Greensburg from finding any rhythm on offense with several steals and deflections. .  Offensively the Ladies continuously attacked the rim resulting in 15 points coming from the free-throw line.   Emma Weiler led the Bulldogs with 19, 11 of those coming from the charity stripe.  Carley Pride and Ava Hanson 4,  Cora Deputy 3, Gabby Elston 2, Calley Kaiser 2.  The Lady Bulldogs will wrap up the regular season against Connersville Tuesday night at home.  The JV Ladies stand at 11-9 on the season.Switzerland County  71     South Decatur  38     Rushville  63     Connersville  25Trinity Lutheran  55     Jennings County  50     Columbus East  64     Madison  59     Friday  (1-24)Boys ScoresBatesville  55     Franklin County  40Franklin County JV won 42-33Batesville scoring- Eli Pierson 15, Ben Schebler 6, Alex Siefert 4, Cole Werner 4, Austin Cornn 2, Cody Mohr 2.Milan  64     South Ripley  61Oldenburg  52     Indy Lutheran  50Morristown  65     North Decatur  64    South Decatur  67     Centerville  36Rising Sun  65     Switzerland County  54Conner  72     Lawrenceburg  62    Hauser  57     Waldron  44Northeastern  57     Rushville  44    Edinburgh  61     Southwestern Shelby  49    Southwestern Hanover  65     Christian Academy  48Union County  54     Tri  49Floyd Central  49     Jennings County  46   (OT)    Girls ScoresSouth Ripley  40     Milan  38Hauser  50     South Dearborn  37    Edinburgh  47     Southwestern Shelby  42last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-ALL-STAR SATURDAYHield, Adebayo get All-Star wins…ASG MVP trophy named for Kobe BryantCHICAGO (AP) — Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an epic NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Associated Press Louisville fell to 21-5 overall and 12-3 in the ACC despite Dwayne Sutton’s 18 points and seven boards.In other top-25 games Saturday:— Top-ranked Baylor stretched its winning streak to 22 games as Jared Butler had 21 points in the Bears’ 70-60 downing of West Virginia. Butler hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and had six rebounds, while Matthew Mayer chipped in 13 points and eight boards to help Baylor stay unbeaten in the Big 12 at 12-0.— Filip Petrusev scored 20 of his 27 points by halftime and had 12 rebounds as No. 2 Gonzaga picked up its 18th straight win, 89-77 against Pepperdine. Corey Kispert provided 19 points, including a 3-pointer during a 13-2 run in the second half that put the Bulldogs ahead to stay.— Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 24 points and Devon Dotson added 19 to carry third-ranked Kansas to an 87-70 romp over Oklahoma. Garrett hit a career-best six 3-pointers while added seven assists, five rebounds and four steals in the Jayhawks’ 10th straight win. February 16, 2020 Country House finished second in the 2019 Derby as a 65-1 shot and was placed first after Maximum Security was disqualifiedRUSSIAN DOPINGRussia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medalSALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case.The International Biathlon Union has announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men’s relay team six years ago. The IBU cites evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics. Miami’s Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BAY’-oh) captured the All-Star skills challenge, narrowly defeating Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. Adebayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) in the first two rounds on the obstacle course.Before the skills competitions, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has announced that the Kia NBA All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant.Silver said in a press release that Bryant “is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.”Bryant made his NBA All-Star Game debut in 1998 at age 19 and appeared in 17 other All-Star games, earning four MVP awards. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Duke takes ACC leadUNDATED (AP) — There’s a new leader in the ACC men’s basketball standings.Seventh-ranked Duke vaulted to the top of the list with a 94-60 rout of Notre Dame and fifth-ranked Louisville’s 77-62 loss to Clemson. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points and Tre Jones added 19 as the Blue Devils claimed their seventh straight win. Carey shot 8 of 10 from the field and took control of the game after the Blue Devils led just 20-19 with eight minutes to play in the first half.Duke improved to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference a half-game better than the Cardinals.John Newman III had a career-high 23 points as the Tigers downed the Cardinals. Tevin Mack scored 14 for Clemson, which held the Cards to a season-low 14 points in the opening half. The Lightning are the third team in NHL history to reel off two separate winning streaks of at least 10 games in the same season.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick and give the Kings a 3-1 win over the Avalanche at the Air Force Academy. The Stadium Series game was a sellout as 43,574 fans braved temperatures that dropped into the 20s.— Phil Kessel’s power-play goal broke a 1-1 tie 5:25 into the third period of the Coyotes’ 3-1 victory over the Capitals. Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) handled 35 shots as Arizona won for just the fourth time in its last 16 games.— Nashville coughed up a two-goal lead before Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Predators past the Blues, 3-0. Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) and Kyle Turris (TOOR’-his) also scored as the Predators improved to 3-0 this season against the defending Stanley Cup champions. — Ron Harper Jr. hit all five of his 3-pointers and scored 27 points to send Rutgers past 22nd-ranked Illinois, 72-57.— Ty-Shon Alexander matched his season high with 24 points as No. 23 Creighton blew out DePaul, 93-64.— Jonathan Laurent and Kalib Boone each scored 16 points to help Oklahoma State beat No. 24 Texas Tech, 73-70.— Kira Lewis Jr. contributed 27 points and Jaden Shackleford had 26 as Alabama picked up an 88-82 victory against 25th-rated LSU.NHL-SCHEDULE — Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his fourth shutout of the season and 60th of his career by stopping 19 shots in the Golden Knights’ 1-0 win over the Islanders. Reilly Smith scored late in the second period before Fleury handed New York its second straight shutout loss.— Adam Larsson produced his first goal since last February and Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) added the eventual game-winner seconds into the third period of the Oilers’ 4-1 verdict over the Panthers. Mikko Koskinen (MEE’-koh KAHS’-kih-nehn) made 33 saves in Edmonton’s third win in four games.— Jack Campbell is 3-0-1 since joining the Maple Leafs after stopping 24 shots in a 4-2 win over the Senators. Auston Matthews, Jake Muzzin (MUH’-zihn), William Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur) and Mitch Marner scored for Toronto.— Tyler Seguin’s (SAY’-gihnz) goal at 2:52 of overtime capped the Stars’ comeback from a three-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory at Montreal. Seguin finished with two goals and Blake Comeau (KOH’-moh) provided the tying goal midway through the third period.— The Blackhawks blasted the Flames, 8-4 as Alex Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur) scored twice in Chicago’s four-goal second period. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) each had a goal and two assists in helping the Hawks halt a five-game losing streak. Jones and Orlando forward Aaron Gordon needed two extra dunks apiece in the final round before deciding a winner. Jones Jr. prevailed, 48-47 in the one that determined who left with the trophy.Former Heat guard Dwyane (dwayn) Wade was one of the judges. He said he wanted to have co-dunk contest winners but that the judges were told they had to pick a winner.When Gordon picked the 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall to come out for his last dunk, it was the ultimate risk-reward moment as he needed 49 points to win. He didn’t totally clear Fall, and the judges gave him a 47 to finish one point behind Jones.Buddy Hield (heeld) is the NBA’s reigning king of the long-range shooters.The Sacramento Kings guard made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest. Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round. 3-way tie through 54 at RivieraLOS ANGELES (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy fired a 3-under 68 to pull into a first-place tie with second-round leader Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) and Adam Scott at 10 under through three rounds of the PGA’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera.Kuchar had a two-shot lead at the start of the gorgeous day and stayed there with three birdies and no bogeys through 12 holes. But he started to miss short putts, made three bogeys in a four-hole stretch and had to rally with a birdie on the 17th to regain a share of the lead with a 70.Scott holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 67 and a share of the lead.Russell Henley and Harold Varner III are one stroke back and one ahead of Joel Dahmen and Dustin Johnson. Update on the latest sports Bruins top Wings, Bolts extend win streakUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins are spending another day atop the Atlantic Division standings following their eighth win in nine games.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) notched his 42nd goal and Tuukka (TOO’-lah) Rask handled 25 shots as the Bruins dumped the Red Wings, 4-1. Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season and assisted on Pastrnak’s goal to help Bruce Cassidy pick up his 200th victory as an NHL coach.Charlie McAvoy added a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who continue to lead the Atlantic by one point over Tampa Bay.The Lightning set a team record with their 11th consecutive home win, 5-3 over the Flyers. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 30 shots and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay won its 10th in a row overall. Sixteen players were separated by four shots. None of the 16 is Tiger Woods, who is completely out of contention following a 5-over 76.HORSE RACING-COUNTRY HOUSE RETIREDDerby winner Country House retiresUNDATED (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Country House has been retired because of a foot ailment.Blackwood Stables says the 4-year-old won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot. The Sharks also lost forward Evander Kane to a three-game suspension for elbowing Jets defenseman Neal Pionk in Friday’s game.In other NHL news:— The Sabres have assigned Zach Bogosian to the minors after he cleared waivers on Saturday, though it’s uncertain when or whether the veteran defenseman will report. Bogosian must report to Rochester of the AHL, accept re-assignment elsewhere or risk losing out on what’s left of the $6 million he is owed on the final year of his contract.— The coronavirus outbreak in China is raising concerns about a potential shortage of the hockey sticks used by the world’s top players. Stick manufacturers Bauer and CCM have factories in China that have closed. Officials with both companies say they are monitoring the situation. Another major stick supplier is Warrior which has not been affected because its production is based in Tijuana, Mexico.MLB-ASTROS-BAKER Baker to MLB: Tell teams to ‘stop the comments’ on AstrosWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants Major League Baseball to end the criticism of the Astros over sign stealing and take steps to ensure pitchers don’t throw at his players.The new Houston manager spoke out Saturday in response to a wave of harsh comments during spring training about the Astros’ use of video to steal signs in 2017 and 2018. Baker called on the league to “Stop the comments and also stop something before it happens.” He said he has been hearing talk of “seemingly premeditated retaliation.”Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said Friday the Astros “stole” the 2017 World Series title from them, and that Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) stole the MVP from the Yankees’ Aaron Judge. Los Angeles pitcher Ross Stripling indicated he might intentionally throw at Houston batters.PGA-GENESIS INVITATIONAL — Sixth-ranked Dayton earned its 14th straight win as Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) furnished 19 points and Jalen Crutcher added 17 in a 71-63 victory at Massachusetts. Dayton shot 53 percent from the field and hasn’t lost since a 78-76 overtime game against Colorado on Dec. 21.— No. 8 Florida State eked past Syracuse, 80-77 behind Patrick Williams’ 17 points and seven boards. M.J. Walker scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers to make up for the absence of star guard Devin Vassell (vah-SEHL’). Coach Leonard Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.— Anthony Cowan Jr. poured in 24 points and No. 9 Maryland won its eighth straight game by topping Michigan State, 67-60. Jalen Smith had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Big Ten Conference leaders improved to 11-3.— Alpha Diallo torched Seton Hall for a career-high 35 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Providence to a 74-68 victory over the 10th-ranked Pirates. Luwane Pipkins had 13 points for the Friars, who led by 14 heading into the second half.— Missouri stunned 11th-ranked Auburn, 85-73 as guards Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson delivered 28 points apiece. Austin Wiley had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who were 1-for-17 from 3-point range. — Martin Jones stopped 39 shots and Dylan Gambrell broke a scoreless tie just over three minutes into the third period of the Sharks’ 2-0 win against the Wild. San Jose won for the fourth time in five games behind Jones’ first shutout of the season and 23rd of his career.NHL-NEWSKarlsson out for season; Kane suspendedUNDATED (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a broken thumb on his left hand in Friday’s 3-2 win against Winnipeg.The 29-year-old Karlsson had six goals and a team-high 34 assists after signing an eight-year, $92 million extension last June. — Nick Richards had 16 points, including two go-ahead free throws 1:11 remaining as 12th-ranked Kentucky held off Mississippi, 67-62. Tyrese Maxey had 14 points and the Wildcats shot 48% in the second half to erase a seven-point deficit.— Lamar Stevens dropped in 23 points and No. 13 Penn State picked up its eighth straight win by trouncing Northwestern, 77-61. Myles Dread scored 16 for the Nittany Lions, who led 42-28 at halftime and by as many as 18 in the second half before improving to 20-5.— Tyler Bey scored 21 points and McKinley Wright chipped in 13 to lead No. 16 Colorado to a 69-47 victory at Oregon State. The Buffaloes moved into sole possession of the first place in the Pac-12 Conference at 9-4.— Terrell Allen tied a career high with 22 points, including key baskets on back-to-back possessions late in Georgetown’s 73-66 upset over No. 19 Butler. Allen hit 9 of 14 field goal attempts, including all four 3-point attempts to help the Hoyas win without injured starters Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven.— Emmanuel Bandoumel hit an off-balance 3-point shot with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to push SMU past No. 20 Houston, 73-72. Tyson Jolly led the 18-6 Mustangs with 20 points. His results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory.last_img read more

The Latest: Senior PGA Championship in Michigan canceled

first_imgThe PGA of America says it based its decision on Michigan’s stay-at-home order that was enacted March 23.The Senior PGA in Benton Harbor, Michigan, was to be played May 21-24. It will be held next year at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It will return to Benton Harbor the following year.___World Athletics says it won’t clear any Russian athletes to compete internationally amid the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The governing body of track requires Russians to apply for “authorized neutral athlete” status each year to compete outside their home country. Russia has been suspended from World Athletics since 2015 for widespread doping. The regatta was to give valuable competition for the Olympic classes just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Games.The Olympics have been postponed to 2021.World Sailing and Japanese officials were in talks to return to Enoshima in 2021 before the rescheduled Olympics.___Brescia president Massimo Cellino says he will forfeit his team’s remaining Serie A matches if the Italian soccer league resumes. Associated Press Brescia is the third-worst hit province in Italy with more than 8,500 coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths.In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Cellino says “this season doesn’t make sense anymore.”He says “returning to activity is pure craziness. If they force us to I am ready to not put out the team and lose the matches 3-0 by default out of respect for the citizens of Brescia and their loved ones who aren’t here anymore.”Brescia is in last place in the league standings. The president of Lazio recently accused Cellino of trying to avoid relegation.Cellino says “I don’t care at all about relegation. So far we have deserved it and I have my blame in that, too.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Senior PGA Championship in Michigan has been canceled. The AFC is planning for a 2027 tournament but a FIFA task force drafting a future calendar of matches and tournaments will likely be asked to align continental championships. The European Championship and South America’s Copa America are on track to kick off in June 2028.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Potential hosts of soccer’s 2027 Asian Cup have been given more time to enter the contest by the Asian Football Confederation.The AFC says the March deadline to show interest was extended by three months to June because many of its member federations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The Saudi Arabian soccer body said in February it wanted to host the 24-team tournament.China will host the 2023 edition. A return to western Asia is possible after the United Arab Emirates staged the 2019 tournament.center_img April 2, 2020 The motorcycling series has yet to start its season.The season-opener in Qatar was canceled, the Thailand, Americas and Argentina races were postponed to October-November, and the Spanish MotoGP has yet to find new dates.The next race at risk is the Italian MotoGP on May 31.___World Sailing has canceled the World Cup Series Final in Enoshima, Japan, in June because of the coronavirus outbreak. World Athletics spokeswoman Nicole Jeffery says in e-mailed comments that “the ANA system only applies to international competition, so until there is competition there is no need for any athlete to apply.”She adds that “for the next two months, at least, there is no competition, so the system does not need to be active until we know when the competition schedule can resume.”World Athletics hasn’t decided how far in advance to open applications once competitions resume. High jump world champion Mariya Lasitskene and pole vault world champion Anzhelika Sidorova are among those who need their status renewed from last year.___British Open organizers say postponement is an option for this year’s tournament at Royal St. George’s because of the coronavirus outbreak. The R&A released a short statement in response to media speculation about the staging of the event in July. Chief executive Martin Slumbers says the “process is taking some time to resolve” because of a range of external factors.Slumbers says “we are well aware of the importance of being able to give clear guidance to fans, players and everyone involved and are working to resolve this as soon as we can.”The 149th edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place July 16-19. The last time the Open wasn’t played was in 1945 because of World War II.___The French Grand Prix scheduled for May 17 in Le Mans has been postponed, becoming the sixth MotoGP race to be called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Latest: Senior PGA Championship in Michigan canceledlast_img read more

Stone hopes to finish in top half of Big Ten

first_imgSophomore forward Anya Covington had a career-high 19 points in the Badgers\’ road win Sunday over the Michigan Wolverines.[/media-credit]With the regular season coming to an end, the Badgers would like nothing more than to get into the Big Ten tournament with a first round bye.Currently third in the conference, Lisa Stone’s team controls its own destiny. If the Badgers can pick up a road win against Penn State this Thursday, it would greatly help their chances.Nobody in the middle of the conference has been able to gain much separation from the others, meaning the race for seeding will likely come down to a photo finish. But Stone is not one to scoreboard watch. She would rather her team focus on one game at a time and take care of what is on their plate.“We’re getting ready for Penn State, and that is all that is on our mind,” Stone insisted. “That’s all that’s on our mind.”Stone has been instilling this mentality into her players’ heads all year. The players want to accomplish something big this year, and the only way to do that is to win the next game on the schedule.The Badgers have been fairly consistent all year, and you need look no further than the starting lineup as evidence. Currently sitting with a record of 19-8 (9-7 Big Ten), Stone has sent out the same starting five for every game this year.“There’s consistency there. There’s also competition in practice, because kids want to play,” Stone said. “You listen to people building their resume throughout practice, that’s what they’re doing. When you look at who’s your first guard off the bench, who’s your first post off the bench.”Some of that consistency has been called into question lately with the Badgers alternating between wins and losses over their last nine games. With the increased spark off the bench, however, the Badgers look to right the ship this week.Sophomore Anya Covington seems to have broken out of her slump with 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench against Michigan on Sunday. She appears to have hit her stride just in time for UW to have a say while jockeying for Big Ten tournament seeding.“This is exactly what you need this time of year, is to have somebody like Anya step in and give the team a lift, get production from your bench,” Stone said. “Again, just a solid contribution. I was very, very happy and the team was happy for her too.”Stone would like nothing more than to have her players watching basketball on the first day of the tournament rather than playing, especially since every game against a Big Ten foe this year could turn out to be an upset.Only two teams in the conference hold losing records at this point in the season: Minnesota and Indiana, both at 13-14. If her team can avoid doing battle in the first round, Stone and the Badgers would be able to breathe a heavy sigh of relief; that is, until the second round.“We need to win on Thursday,” she said. “We need to worry less about what everyone else has to do and take care of ourselves. That’s truly what it is.”For the Badgers, it is simple: win and hang on to the bye. For those trailing the Badgers in the conference standings, it becomes much more complicated.Teams will have to get wins and hope for certain combinations of other teams losing to leap into position for a bye in the conference tournament. Stone has been keeping it as simple as possible, and the Badgers would like to take the mathematics out of it for the other teams by picking up two more victories this week.If the Badgers can maintain the game plan implemented by Stone and remain focused on what is ahead of them, they can find themselves sitting in a nice position come next week.Stone has laid it out nice and clear regarding what the team has to do: win.If the conference tournament were to start tonight, the Badgers would possess the coveted first round bye. With matchups looming this week against Penn State and Iowa, who are both teams within striking distance of the Badgers, UW looks to remain in a favorable position and receive that first round bye.All the Badgers have to do is what Stone has been preaching since day one: take it one game at a time.“Now is not the time to let up, now is the time to forge forward and finish strong,” Stone said. “The way you finish strong is staying focused on the next game, and that’s Penn State.”last_img read more

UFC: Justin Gaethje baits Conor McGregor for a future fight by ridiculing his comeback

first_img 9 months ago Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is “scared” of him; comments on his UFC return FOLLOW US First Published: 6th December, 2019 08:51 IST Conor McGregor is going to make his UFC return on January 18, 2020 against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 and fans are thrilled to see him fight again. However, the much-awaited welterweight clash makes no sense to Justin Gaethje. ‘The Highlight’ is currently at the third spot of the lightweight rankings and he believes that McGregor needs a valid victory in the lightweight division to get his hands on the 155 lbs belt.Also Read | Salt Bae Challenges Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight, Eyes UFC DebutUFC: Justin Gaethje mocks Conor McGregor’s returnConor McGregor had an unsuccessful attempt at the lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irish giant has been out of the sport since then, but he kept on popping names to stay relevant in the news. While Conor McGregor’s UFC return was still in jeopardy, lightweight contender Justin Gaethje expressed his urge to face the former double champion. Well, after beefing with almost every top lightweights, ‘The Notorious One’ chose to go against Donald Cerrone in the welterweight division.Justin Gaethje is coming off straight with three TKO victories and he feels that Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone is a “freak show”. In a recent interview with Luke Thomas, the number three-ranked lightweight claimed that he doesn’t know what to make out of the matchup. He is even more confused with Conor McGregor’s move towards the welterweight unit since a victory against Donald Cerrone is not going to guarantee McGregor a title shot in the lightweight division as far as the ‘The Highlight’ is concerned. WE RECOMMEND Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor’s Diet Plan Ahead Of 2020 Comeback Will Inspire YouAlso Read | Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is “scared” Of Him; Comments On His UFC Return 9 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor’s diet plan ahead of 2020 comeback will inspire you 9 months ago Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone: UFC fan offers a sneak peek into the future SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img 9 months ago Salt Bae challenges Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight, eyes UFC debut Raj Sarkar COMMENT Written By 9 months ago UFC: Justin Gaethje analyses the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson LIVE TV Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 08:51 IST UFC: Justin Gaethje Baits Conor McGregor For A Future Fight By Ridiculing His Comeback Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor have never faced each other and “The Highlight’ slammed McGregor for opting to fight in the 170 lbs division. Know more here Also Read | UFC: Justin Gaethje Analyses The Fight Between Khabib Nurmagomedov And Tony FergusonUFC: Justin Gaethje statusKhabib Nurmagomedov is currently dominating the entire lightweight division and he is expected to face Tony Ferguson in April. Well, Justin Gaethje can expect to get his title shot once ‘The Eagle’ and ‘el Cucuy’ get done with each other. Take a look at Justin Gaethje’s iconic moments inside the Octagon.last_img read more

Saints leave Jackman Park empty handed

first_imgFor the second year in a row Tipp town’s St Michael’s have lost the Munster Champions Cup trophy after extra time.The Saints went ahead in the second half of normal time – thanks to a Colin Baragary strike on the 67 minute mark.However, Limerick’s Janesboro equalised in injury time sending the game to extra time. Janesboro found the net again in the extra time – giving them a 2-1 victory.last_img

‘Let Russ Cook?’ Seahawks QB Wilson would be fine with that

first_imgLast Updated: 14th August, 2020 06:21 IST ‘Let Russ Cook?’ Seahawks QB Wilson Would Be Fine With That The phrase has become popular among Seattle Seahawks fans on social media, almost to the point of becoming a rallying cry: “Let Russ Cook” Associated Press Television News COMMENT Written By The phrase has become popular among Seattle Seahawks fans on social media, almost to the point of becoming a rallying cry: “Let Russ Cook.”It’s in reference to letting Russell Wilson have more control and more opportunity to run the Seahawks offense the way he wants from the start, instead of waiting for the fourth quarter to take over as he’s done so many times during his career.Not surprisingly, Wilson would be just fine if the Seahawks wanted to go that route.“We’ve won a lot of games in the fourth quarter and done some fun things in the fourth quarter, end of games,” Wilson said Thursday. “But let’s treat every quarter like the fourth. That’s kind of my mentality, always.”Entering his ninth season, Wilson is still talking as though he has 10 or more years left in his career. But he’s also realistic about the fact the Seahawks are in a prime window for winning and contending for titles. A year ago, they were inches from winning the NFC West in Week 17 against San Francisco, and a different outcome likely would have changed Seattle’s final playoff result.So if deviating from some of Pete Carroll’s run-the-ball philosophy and letting Wilson take more control is called for, so be it.“At the end of the day, I want the ball in my hands,” Wilson said. “I want to be able to make plays and give us a chance to win, and I think that doesn’t always mean me shuffling around. But it does mean that I feel like the more times I have the ball in my hands, the more things can happen. I think the defense worries about that, too.”Wilson and his supporters do have a point. Since 2012, Seattle is 57-0 when leading by four or more points at halftime. Wilson has led Seattle to 95 regular season and playoff wins combined, including 21 fourth quarter comebacks.Wilson’s numbers in the fourth quarter and overtime, where his quarterback rating is nearly 10 points higher than in the first three quarters combined, lend credence to the idea of giving him more opportunity earlier. He has 227 career touchdown passes, and 77 of them have come in the fourth quarter and overtime.“The reality is I want to win. That’s all. That’s all we care about, going out there and finding ways to win,” Wilson said.One way Wilson wanted to see Seattle get better in the offseason was to bring in more star power. He made a comment during the Pro Bowl back in January about his desire to see a few additions.Seattle did so on the defensive side, bringing in defensive backs Jamal Adams and Quinton Dunbar. The addition of veterans Greg Olsen, Phillip Dorsett and Carlos Hyde should be boosts for Seattle’s offense.The player who might best fit what Wilson was looking for could be second-year wide receiver DK Metcalf, who is coming off a rookie season where he had 58 catches and seven touchdowns. Wilson was able to spend some one-on-one time working with Metcalf, Olsen and Dorsett during the offseason, but it wasn’t close to the big outings he’s done with his wide receivers and running backs in the past.“It was a very unique offseason, different than ever before and to have prepared, to get mentally ready, to get physically ready, all those different things you have to do,” Wilson said. “Plus, without the ability to really deal with a larger group. … I typically try to get a big group of guys together and we travel somewhere together — we’ve gone to Hawaii, to California, all these different places — and without being able to really do that was definitely unique.”Image credits: AP First Published: 14th August, 2020 06:21 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more