Boise State beats Utah State, gets Mountain West title shot

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, Alexander Mattison rushed for 200 yards and three scores, and No. 21 Boise State beat No. 14 Utah State 33-24 on Saturday night.Boise State (10-2, 7-1), which has won seven straight since losing to San Diego State on Oct. 6, will host Fresno State for the Mountain West championship on Saturday in a rematch from last season.Utah State (10-2, 7-1) had its 10-game winning streak snapped as had its hopes dashed of earning a berth to one of the New Year’s Six bowls.The Broncos relied on a bend-but-don’t-break defense as the offense struggled to land a knockout blow in a tight game throughout.In a see-saw affair early, the game seemed to turn in Boise State’s favor after a big gamble by the Aggies.Trailing 10-7 early in the second quarter, Utah State faked a punt on fourth-and-1 from its own 34 on a direct snap to tight end Dax Raymond. But Boise State, which had its defensive unit on the field, stuffed Raymond at the line of scrimmage.Boise State promptly responded with a scoring drive that took seven plays and overcame a pair of personal fouls, culminating on a 1-yard run by Mattison.Despite a 348-yard passing performance by Jordan Love, Utah State never seemed to find a rhythm on offense.The Aggies stayed within striking distance late in the fourth quarter after Gerold Bright took a screen pass from Love and raced 83 yards for the touchdown.But Boise State drove right back down the field, scoring on another 1-yard run by Mattison to ice the victory.THE TAKEAWAYUtah State: The Aggies weren’t consistent on the road this season and it finally caught up with them. However, Love is only a sophomore and the future is bright for Utah State in the Mountain West.Boise State: The Broncos have yet to put together four solid quarters since early in the season, but they continue to find a way to win in close games down the stretch. While this hasn’t been Bryan Harsin’s strongest team, it has been resilient and could be a formidable foe in a New Year’s Six bowl should Central Florida stumble next week and open the door for the Broncos.POLL IMPLICATIONSUtah State: The Aggies will slide but shouldn’t fall all the way out of the rankings after losing a relatively close game to another ranked team.Boise State: The Broncos may move up a couple of notches but there isn’t much room to climb, as most of the teams directly in front of them won over the weekend.UP NEXTUtah State: The Aggies will await the bowl announcements on Dec. 2 to see where they will conclude the season.Boise State: The Broncos will remain at home next week to host Fresno State in a rematch of last season’s Mountain West championship game. Written by Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Football Associated Press November 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Boise State beats Utah State, gets Mountain West title shotlast_img read more

Golden Compass sequel in doubt

first_imgThe sequel to the film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel “The Golden Compass” has allegedly been shelved.Reports surfacing on the film industry website Internet Movie Database stated that the film versions of The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, the next two books in the His Dark Materials trilogy, have been put on hold.The Golden Compass cost New Line Cinema around £90million to make, and was one of the most expensive projects in film history. Suggestions have arisen that film production may have been halted due to fears that the current economic crisis would lead to reduced cinema audiences.Eva Green, the former Bond girl who played the witch-queen Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass, has admitted that, “at the moment, it [the film project] is quite dead.”Oxford-based author Philip Pullman said he was “disappointed” by the news, but “not surprised”.“Dakota Blue Richards [the actress playing the central character Lyra] is getting older, which makes a sequel less likely. It the long-term, who knows? Perhaps they will make a sequel in 25 years time,” Pullman continued.The film was the sixth most successful film at the box office in 2007.Pullman is an alumni of Exeter College, and many of the scenes in “The Golden Compass” were filmed in Oxford itself.last_img read more

Manafort Lawyer Attacks Star Witness’ Affair, ‘Many Lies’

first_img Manafort Lawyer Attacks Star Witness’ Affair, ‘Many Lies’August 17, 2018posted by the Indiana LawyerThe questioning of Paul Manafort’s protege was confrontational and personal: Manafort’s lawyer hammered Rick Gates about his own crimes, an extramarital affair and a guilty plea with prosecutors that may spare him a severe punishment. Gates, who faced a bruising cross-examination, returns to the witness stand Wednesday for additional questioning from a Manafort lawyer who accused the government’s star witness of being immersed in “so many lies” that he can’t even remember them all, and who demanded to know how a jury could possibly trust him.Lawyers for Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, are determined to impugn the credibility of Gates. Defense attorney Kevin Downing began his cross-examination of Gates, Manafort’s longtime deputy and fellow Trump campaign aide, by confronting him on his own lies to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, getting him to admit to an affair and pressing him about hundreds of thousands of dollars he admitted to embezzling from his former boss.The aggressive questioning was aimed at shifting blame from Manafort onto Gates, who pleaded guilty in Mueller’s investigation and agreed to cooperate with investigators by testifying in the financial fraud trial.“After all the lies you’ve told and the fraud you’ve committed, you expect this jury to believe you?” Downing asked incredulously.Gates said he did, but the defense lawyer wasn’t satisfied. He scoffed at the idea that Gates had repented for his actions, noting that prosecutors have said they won’t oppose his bid for probation and getting him to acknowledge he had not repaid the money he had taken from Manafort.After Gates described his theft as “unauthorized transactions” instead of embezzlement, Downing prodded him to use the latter term — and Gates ultimately relented, saying, “It was embezzlement from Mr. Manafort.”Prosecutors had braced for the tough questioning by getting Gates to come clean about his own crimes. He told jurors how he disguised millions of dollars in foreign income as loans in order to lower Manafort’s tax bill. Gates recounted how he and Manafort used more than a dozen offshore shell companies and bank accounts in Cyprus to funnel the money, all while concealing the accounts and the income from the IRS.But the grilling got more intense, and personal, Tuesday afternoon when Downing pressed Gates about a “secret life” he said was funded by embezzlement, including an extramarital affair that Gates himself acknowledged. Gates also said he may have submitted personal expenses for reimbursement by Trump’s inaugural committee, which he helped operate.After Gates struggled to recall precisely what he had told Mueller’s team, Downing asked if he had been confronted with “so many lies” that he can’t keep his story straight.Gates implicated himself in broad criminal conduct on the stand, an apparent strategic decision by prosecutors to take some of the steam out of defense questioning. He told jurors he embezzled from Manafort by filing false expense reports. He also said he committed credit card and mortgage fraud, falsified a letter for a colleague involved in an investment deal and made false statements in a deposition at Manafort’s direction. Prosecutors summoned Gates to give jurors the firsthand account of a co-conspirator they say helped Manafort carry out an elaborate offshore tax-evasion and bank fraud scheme. Gates testified that he and Manafort knew they were committing crimes for years, saying they had stashed money in foreign bank accounts and falsified bank loan documents.“In Cyprus, they were documented as loans. In reality, it was basically money moving between accounts,” Gates said.Manafort and Gates were the first two people indicted in Mueller’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Gates pleaded guilty months later and agreed to cooperate in Mueller’s investigation of Manafort, the only American charged by the special counsel to opt for the trial instead of a guilty plea.The case has little to do with either man’s work for the Trump campaign and there’s been no discussion during the trial about whether the Trump election effort coordinated with Russia — the central question Mueller’s team has tried to answer. But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort.On Tuesday, Gates did connect one part of the bank fraud charges against Manafort to his role in the Trump campaign.He said Manafort asked for tickets to Trump’s inauguration so he could give them to a banker involved in approving a loan at the center of his financial fraud trial. Gates also said Manafort floated banker Stephen Calk’s name for consideration as Secretary of the Army, a post he ultimately did not get. The email exchange occurred after Manafort left the Trump campaign but while Gates was active on the Trump inauguration committee.Gates described to jurors how he repeatedly submitted fake financial documents at Manafort’s behest as his former boss became concerned he was paying too much in taxes and later, that his funds were drying up.“WTF,” Manafort wrote to Gates in one email shown to the jury. “How could I be blindsided like this. You told me you were on top of this. We need to discuss options. This is a disaster.”In other testimony, Gates recounted how he converted a PDF of a profit-and-loss statement to a Microsoft Word document so he could doctor it to inflate the business’s income. Gates also fabricated a forgiveness letter for what he said was already a fake loan between Manafort’s consulting company and a Cypriot entity he controlled.During the testimony, Manafort did not stare Gates down as he did Monday. When the trial broke for lunch, Manafort looked back at his wife, sitting in the front row, smiled and winked at her, followed by a quick shake of his head, seeming to indicate he was unfazed by the morning’s testimony.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Foreign Secretary statement on the Inter-Korean Summit

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Further information Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Media enquiries I welcome the announcement that the two Koreas will work towards the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea, improve bilateral ties and reduce border tensions. This historic summit is not the end in itself. There are still many questions to be answered. Kim Jong Un’s commitment to halt all nuclear and intercontinental and intermediate range ballistic missiles tests is a positive step. We hope this indicates an intention to negotiate in good faith and that Kim has heeded the clear message to North Korea that only a change of course can bring the security and prosperity it claims to seek. The UK will continue to work with our international partners to strictly enforce existing sanctions until such time that North Korea turns its commitments into concrete steps towards denuclearisation. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Email [email protected]last_img read more

SMC symposium to examine health care justice

first_imgIn an effort to raise awareness about underrepresented societal issues at the College, the Justice Education Program will host a symposium on health care justice featuring speeches from advocates and practitioners this Thursday at Rice Commons.The Justice Education Program’s student advisory committee organized this event to inform students about health care disparities in the United States, committee member and junior Maranda Pennington said.Lauren Weldon Pennington said she encourages people to attend Thursday’s talks to gain valuable and applicable information about a pertinent topic.“If more people are aware of the injustices that occur in our society, more can be done to fix them,” Pennington said. “Health care injustices are even more important because a lot of times it can lead to life-or-death situations. Also, it is so important for individuals to know resources and preventive measures so they can lead healthy lives.”Sophomore Morgan Matthews, a member of the advisory committee, said the symposium will provide people with the opportunity to hear from skilled presenters with various experiences.“Students need to take advantage of the chance to hear this information from professionals,” Matthews said. “These people know what they’re talking about. They can reassure us that there are answers to our questions.”Students can take away relevant advice from each talk as they increase their understanding of a universal issue, Matthews said.“Everybody deals with health care,” Matthews said. “It’s a topic that pertains to all citizens, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or background. It’s good to know about, especially as college students, who will need to use this information as we grow older.”Matthews said students should consider planning for their futures as they absorb this new information.“Right now, we can hear from primary sources about this important topic,” Matthews said. “One day, you’ll have to worry about yourself and your family. People should recognize that it’s not something that you can keep putting off or delaying. A discussion of health care is necessary not only as we grow older but also now, at this age.”The symposium will demonstrate that connections exist between justice and health, two topics that people may not normally associate, Matthews said.“When you look at the inequalities in health, you realize that you want to do something about [it],” Matthews said. “You want to make that change. You want to work toward improving those conditions.”The symposium contributes to the community aspect of Saint Mary’s, Matthews said, because knowledgeable students can unite as they work on this issue.“Students should realize what exactly they are getting themselves into,” Matthews said. “Health care is often debated, and we want students to be informed when they approach this topic.”The Justice Education Program’s student advisory committee centered this year’s symposium around health care because it finds value in informing students of problems they may encounter in real life, Matthews said.“Through giving people this convenient way to learn more about health, we can lay out the facts and prepare them,” Matthews said. “Experts are ready to talk, and students should be ready to listen. Things are changing, and we need to be prepared.”Tags: Health care, Justice Education Program, SMClast_img read more

Duke Energy says new projects will push company’s solar capacity in Florida above 700MW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 Energy has filed locations of three new solar power plants it is developing in Florida, totaling 232MW. All three plants are expected to be finished in late 2021.The Duette solar power plant will be built in Manatee County. Once operational, the 74.5MW facility will consist of approximately 227,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, producing electricity at an estimated cost of $0.42 (€0.38) per 1000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).The Charlie Creek solar power plant will be built in Hardee County. The 74.9MW facility will consist of approximately 235,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, producing electricity at an estimated cost of $0.39 per 1000kWh.The 79.9MW Archer solar power plant will consist of approximately 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels and will produce electricity at an estimated cost of $0.32 per 1000kWh.Duke Energy Florida currently has more than 500MW of solar generation under construction or in operation, excluding Duette, Charlie Creek and Archer.The company is investing an estimated $1bn to construct or acquire a total of 700MW of solar power facilities from 2018 through 2022 in Florida and is planning to reach a total of almost 1700 MW of solar generation over the next 10 years.More: Duke Energy commits to 232MW Florida solar Duke Energy says new projects will push company’s solar capacity in Florida above 700MWlast_img read more

Make time for yourself

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The weather is finally warming up in Washington, and for me, that means more time spent outside. I love the outdoors, whether hiking or taking a ride on my Harley.When I’m on my own in the outdoors, I can recharge and think without being interrupted. A recent post on Entrepreneur by emotional intelligence expert Travis Bradberry says that solitude is good for your mental and emotional well-being. “To get the most out of life, you must learn to enjoy spending time alone,” he writes.Bradberry lists seven benefits of solitude:You recuperate and recharge.You can do what you want.You learn to trust yourself.It increases your emotional intelligence.It boosts your self-esteem.You appreciate other people more.You get more done.I’ve spent a fair amount of time on this blog discussing emotional intelligence (No. 4 on Bradberry’s list). It is an important tenet of being a good leader; recognizing and understanding our own emotions, and those of others, helps us manage our behaviors and relationships. continue reading »last_img read more

Hempstead Murder Suspect Arrested

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing a 39-year-old man in Hempstead five months ago, Nassau County police said.William Lopez, 34, of Hempstead, was charged Friday with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that Lopez stabbed Rolando Cruz, of Freeport, following an argument outside of El Nuevo bar on Fulton Avenue at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, April 10.The victim died of his injuries at a local hospital.Lopez will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Tony Adams defends Mesut Ozil over his rant at Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton

first_img 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Read More Coming Next Ozil was seen shouting ‘Laca’ and gesturing angrily as he walked off the pitch (Amazon)Meanwhile, Ljungberg admits his players looked ‘scared’ after a poor performance in the opening half.Arsenal were trailing at the break after Adam Webster opened the scoring for Brighton. Alexandre Lacazette struck an equaliser after Arsenal made a bright start to the second half but the Gunners faded towards the end of the match and Neal Maupay netted the winner with 10 minutes remaining.‘They look very short on confidence,’ Arsenal’s interim manager said after the match.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scored to move, they were just standing still. That’s something we need to talk about.‘They need to have a win, we need to dig out a win and get them some confidence.‘They can do it because they showed it in the beginning of the second half and they did it really well for 20 minutes.‘It’s hard to say that when you lose at home, but they were very good in that little spell.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal PLAY ‘I don’t mind that actually,’ Adams told Premier League productions.‘There’s a little bit of spirit there. I don’t mind that.‘Maybe he should have done it before the game. Before the game take that attitude on to the pitch.‘The game’s gone now, it’s all over.‘If he’d got the frustration out before the game and say ‘I’m really go and run around and do my stuff today’. He’s frustrated, obviously.’ Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Dec 2019 1:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link162Shares Comment Full Screen by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More SPONSORED Read Morecenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Skip Advertisement Read More But former Arsenal captain Adams praised Ozil for showing his frustration. / Top articles Mesut Ozil was fuming after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton (Amazon)Tony Adams has defended Mesut Ozil after the midfielder appeared to launch a rant at Alexandre Lacazette following Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton on Thursday evening.Freddie Ljungberg’s side were beaten 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, leaving the Swede still searching for his first win since he replaced Unai Emery as interim manager last week.After the full-time whistle following the loss to Brighton, television cameras caught Ozil shouting ‘Laca’ before the midfielder gestured angrily towards Arsenal’s bench.Ozil stormed down the tunnel but continued to look annoyed as he walked past Per Mertesacker, who was standing in the technical area.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Tony Adams defends Mesut Ozil over his rant at Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton Read More 1/1 Advertisement Video Settingslast_img read more

Motorcycle Accident In Batesville On S.R. 46

first_imgBATESVILLE – Police, fire and EMS are on the scene of a motorcycle accident on S.R. 46 and the Pearl Street intersection Tuesday afternoon.It is not initially known if any other vehicles are involved or if the crash resulted in any injuries.Emergency crews were paged out around 4:30 p.m. and the wreck is resulting in traffic tie-ups.Stay tuned to WRBI for new details in this developing story.last_img