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Rogers, Williams help UNLV run past Southern Utah, 56-23

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Armani Rogers accounted for three touchdowns, Charles Williams ran for three more, and UNLV cruised to a 56-23 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.Rogers was 11-of-17 passing for 144 yards and a score and added 11 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Williams finished with 143 yards rushing and three TDs.Williams scored on runs of 22 and 8 yards to make it 14-0 before Chris Helbig led Southern Utah on an 11-play, 77-yard drive capped by his 2-yard TD run with 9:34 left in the second quarter. UNLV scored touchdowns on its next six possessions — while allowing the Thunderbirds’ offense to cross midfield just once during that span — to make it 56-7 going into the fourth quarter.Helbig finished 14-of-26 passing for 138 yards. Tyler Skidmore, who started the second half, completed 11 of 16 for 157 yards, including touchdown passes of 7 and 5 yards to Zach Nelson for SUU. Associated Press September 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Rogers, Williams help UNLV run past Southern Utah, 56-23 Written by Tags: SUU Thunderbirds Football/UNLV Rebelslast_img read more

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Michelle Williams & Jeff Daniels Will Star in Blackbird on B’way

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 11, 2016 Jeff Daniels Michelle Williams Related Shows Star Filescenter_img Blackbird View Comments Three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams and Emmy winner Jeff Daniels will headline the Broadway premiere of Blackbird. The 2005 drama by Scottish playwright David Harrower will begin previews on February 5, 2016 at the Belasco Theatre and officially open on March 10. Directed by Joe Mantello, the limited engagement is scheduled to play through June 12.Since first winning over audiences as Jen Lindley on the hit TV show Dawson’s Creek, Williams has built an extensive film resume with roles in Brokeback Mountain (Oscar nomination), Synecdoche, New York, Blue Valentine (Oscar nomination), Shutter Island, I’m Not There., Take This Waltz, My Week with Marilyn (Oscar nomination), and Oz the Great and Powerful. On stage, Williams appeared off-Broadway in Smelling a Rat and Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe and in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard opposite Jessica Chastain at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Williams made her Broadway debut in the recent revival of Cabaret.Daniels received a Tony nod for God of Carnage. His other Broadway credits include Redwood Curtain, The Golden Age, Fifth of July and Gemini. Daniels’ film resume includes Dumb and Dumber, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Squid and the Whale, The Hours, Good Night and Good Luck and Terms of Endearment. He received an Emmy for his role of Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom.Blackbird explores the relationship between the middle-aged Ray and the now 27-year-old Una. The two last encountered each other 15 years earlier, when Ray was taken into custody following their illegal sexual affair. Despite Ray’s attempts to form a new identity, Una finds him and confronts him at his office.The drama premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 before transferring to the West End. After winning the 2007 Olivier Award, the play made its off-Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theater Club with The Newsroom co-stars Daniels and Alison Pill. A film adaptation starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn is in the early stages of development.Blackbird will feature sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Ann Roth and lighting by Brian MacDevitt.last_img read more

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Cricket News India Eye Continued Dominance Vs Bangladesh Ahead Of Indore Test

first_imgNew Delhi: Bangladesh had created history on their arrival in India when they defeated the hosts for the first time in Twenty20 Internationals in their opening game in Delhi. They were blown away in Rajkot and had a historic chance to win in Nagpur but a Deepak Chahar hat-trick and 6/7 ensured India maintained their stranglehold over Bangladesh. However, to expect Bangladesh to create history and upset India in Tests would be like asking too much from them. Bangladesh are acknowledged as a competitive unit in limited overs cricket but in Tests, their performances have stagnated. In their last Test, they lost to Afghanistan. The absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, seasoned Test veterans for Bangladesh, will be felt immensely in the longer format. Remove Shakib and remove Tamim, the only players who have a good batting record in Tests are Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah upto a certain extent and skipper Mominul Haque who will lead the side for the first time ever. At the other end of the spectrum, India are welcoming back Virat Kohli who was rested for the T20Is.When it comes to batting and bowling comparisons of both sides, it is like chalk and cheese. Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari make up an intimidating top order. Unlike past Indian teams though, this outfit’s bowling makes them the best in the world. Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav were the stars in India’s 3-0 rout of South Africa while Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are class spinners. Add back-up in Kuldeep Yadav and Bangladesh know that their task is cut out. Even in the bowling, Bangladesh lack experience without the class of Shakib.Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman have all performed decently but have not established a reputation as being able to run through top order batting line-ups outside of their comfort zone in Mirpur and Chattogram. With the batting also heavily reliant on a couple of individuals, it will be a major achievement if Bangladesh can stretch India upto day 5.Team NewsBangladesh are plagued with inexperience and they might include some fresh faces. Saif Hassan has been impressive in the domestic circuit and he might get a look-in. The bowling though will be reliant on pacers Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed and Ebadot Hossain while the spinners in Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan could be the key. For India, they have a problem of plenty. Ishant, Shami and Umesh make up a potent pace trio while Ashwin and Jadeja will be expected to trouble Bangladesh in their area of weakness which is combatting top quality spin.Also Read | ‘I Am Like Virat Kohli’ – David Warner’s Daughter Wows The Internet With Her CricketIn the series against Afghanistan, Bangladesh struggled against Rashid Khan’s legspin and that might tempt them to take Kuldeep Yadav. However, with the Indore wicket offering some extra bounce, India might not make too many changes from the side that trounced South Africa comprehensively.Weather and pitch conditionsThe weather in Indore is all clear and there are no chances of rain affecting the Test match. The pitch in Indore will assist a bit of seam and swing. The hard pitch will give the bowlers some extra bounce but as the match progresses, the pitch will deteriorate to assist the spinners even more. In ODIs, the pitch has been a batting paradise and it will be expected to retain it’s nature during the Test as well.StatsIndia have played only one Test in Indore and that was the match against New Zealand in 2016. The match was notable for a 365-run stand between Kohli and Rahane. The Indian skipper notched up his maiden double ton and Rahane smashed 188. The match was also notable for sold-out crowds at the venue. With the passion of cricket high in Indore, this match will see great attendance and could Test Virat Kohli’s statement that Tests need to be played only at five major centres. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Boys hoops Bees crush Auburn, to face RFA in sectional semifinals

first_imgBut whatever Auburn tried against Starling did not work. Mostly working against a freshman in Auburn guard DeSean Strachan, Starling kept taking shots – and kept making them, not letting up until he had converted nine 3-pointers for the evening.Steadily, the game got away, B’ville in front 35-19 at halftime and then, after a relatively even third quarter, closing with a 27-11 push where Starling worked his total to 38 points, with ample help from Chase Trombley, who had 12 points, and Bo Nicholson, who got 11 points.Jay Baranick (23 points) and Troy Churney (14 points) accounted for most of Auburn’s production as the Bees held the rest of the Maroons to just a single 3-point shot from Strachan. In a single memorable Tuesday evening of Section III Class AA quarterfinal action, the Baldwinsville boys basketball team not only inched closer to a first-ever sectional title, it saw one of the biggest obstacles in its path get cast aside.The no. 4 seed Bees first had to do its own part against visiting no. 5 seed Auburn, and with sophomore sensation J.J. Starling again proving too difficult to contain, B’ville pulled away to defeat the Maroons 78-44.Auburn was a Class AA school that chose, during the regular season, to compete against Class A sides in the Salt City Athletic Conference Empire division, and had gone 13-7. And the Maroons did enough during the early stages to worry B’ville, staying within range and only trailing 16-12 after one period. After it was done, B’ville made its way to Camillus, where it watched top seed and defending state champion West Genesee get knocked off 70-56 by no. 9 seed Rome Free Academy.So instead of a showdown with the Wildcats, it’s B’ville against the Black Knights in Sunday’s AA semifinal at SRC Arena, the Bees eager to avenge a 63-61, last-second defeat to RFA on Jan. 20 and advance to the title game March 7 against Corcoran or Bishop Ludden.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys basketballlast_img read more

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Africa: ‘harness FDI for development’

first_img27 July 2012Africa is sitting on the cusp of increasing investment, but needs to take advantage of this to drive a more sustainable developmental path for the continent, says South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Davies was speaking at the launch of the South African United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Thursday.Unctad’s IPFSD is a guideline for national and international investment policy-making to support more sustainable, development-friendly policy-making.It was established to assist policy-makers to design policies that effectively mobilise investment and ensure their positive contribution to sustainable development.Benefits of FDI ‘not automatic’Davies said that while foreign direct investment (FDI) could make a positive contribution to sustainable development, “the benefits to host countries are not automatic”.Regulations were needed, he said, “to balance the economic requirements of investors with the need to ensure that investments make a positive contribution to sustainable development in the host state.“The associated benefits of investment as they relate to technology transfer, skills development and research, among others, need to be purposefully built into the investment regime, and not taken for granted.”Davies said that a recent Unctad report indicated that global foreign direct investment (FDI) showed global FDI flows exceeded the pre-crisis level, averaging US$1.5-trillion in 2011.According to the International Monetary Fund, emerging economies – including those in Africa – are projected to grow by 5.5% this year, and Africa is the second fastest growing continent after Asia.Seeking out new investment opportunitiesSouth Africa’s inclusion in Unctad’s list of top prospective host economies for FDI over the next two years was a positive reflection of the country, as well as the continent’s growth and development potential, Davies said.South Africa has seen growing investment from India and China, and the country is also seeking out new investment opportunities.“We are trying not to make [the attraction of investment into the country] a step- child. There is an incredible amount of negotiation going into it,” he said.“We are sitting on a cusp where there’s growing investment in Africa and South Africa.”Davies attributed the growth on the continent to the mineral products boom, consumption, infrastructure development and that the continent had been spared a sovereign debt crisis.“Although FDI increased across all major economic groupings in 2011, it’s striking that developing economies now account for 45% of global FDI,” he said. Most of the investment was in sub-Saharan Africa.South African companies were also investing into the continent, with direct investment increasing from R3.8-billion in 1994 to R115.7-billion in 2009.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Kids, Geocaching and Lava – A Parent’s Guide to Geocaching with Kids

first_img SharePrint Related5 Film Genres GIFF Audiences LoveJune 5, 2018In “News”Back to School with GeocachingSeptember 16, 2019In “Community”The 3 Things to Avoid While Geocaching with KidsDecember 23, 2014In “Community” I enjoyed a three-hour geocaching adventure with Quadmommy this week.  It did, however, involve a little molten lava.  I’ll explain.Quadmommy wasn’t alone. As her name implies, Quadmommy has four kids. There’s more.  The mom from Washington State, USA, doesn’t just have four kids.  She has four boys.  And get this, all the boys are eight years old. They’re quadruplets. We can all learn from her.Quadmommy is a very patient person, who’s like an attentive director for her boys.  She’ll say, “Go there.  Stop that.  Don’t jump in the water. Put THAT DOWN!”  She’s on high alert now. The boys are out of school for the summer.Quadmommy’s quads.Imagine occupying four boys for the whole summer?  Quadmommy has a plan. She started geocaching with the kids in 2005.  She’s a professional at engaging her children. Geocaching is part of the family’s summer routine. The boys take turns holding the GPS. They race to be the first among them to find the cache. They’re outside and away from the TV.Quadmommy enjoys geocaching to expose the kids to new adventures.  They family has geocached in multiple states.  She says, “It’s so much fun, we go all sort of places.”  They’ve even cached outside of the Grand Canyon.But Quadmommy isn’t working alone to keep everyone entertained.  The kids bring something to the geocaching equation too.  They bring  LAVA.  Half the time that we were geocaching, we were also tossing a stuffed animal over an imaginary lake of lava.Not imaginary lava. Geocaching wasn’t just an exercise, in well, exercise. It’s also an exercise in imagination and creativity.But I think this lava thing might be catching on among geocaching kids.  Probably just like where you live, there’s a geocache not far from my house.  I was walking my dog this morning.  I walked past a family geocaching.  The kids there were jumping rock to rock, avoiding the “lava.”  Then I remembered that I used to jump from couch to couch as a child to avoid the “lava.”Maybe lava is a great gift idea for kids? Okay, let’s strike that idea.  Don’t buy lava for your kids.  Imaginary lava is the best way to go on this. Plus, it’s free.Quadmommy’s quads brought more to geocaching than just lava.  They turned toys from caches into “Franken-toys” – combining pieces of one toy with another to create a new toy. We had a local TV crew along for the geocaching adventure, so you too can  watch some of the adventure with Quadmommy and the quads.So, the next time that you’re geocaching with kids, don’t forget your GPS, pen or pencil and some swag- and definitely don’t forget your “lava.”Tell us, how do you engage your kids while geocaching? What tricks and games can other geocaching parents learn from you?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Allied performance sees the Alliance make their mark

first_img@Eden_RichardsThe Alliance have been the big movers on day two of the National Touch League, putting together a perfect day in the Women’s Elite Eight competition.One-touchdown wins against the New South Wales Country Mavericks and the New South Wales Mets sees them sitting pretty in the competition’s top three ahead of a huge third day of competition.It sets up a pivotal match-up with the top of the table Queensland Broncos on Friday morning, with the winner set to put themselves in prime position ahead of the finals.The highly fancied Broncos suffered their first loss of the competition on Thursday, outplayed by the New South Wales Scorpions who at that stage were unbeaten.But all this good work came undone in Round 5 of the tournament, with the Queensland Cowboys pulling off a huge upset to win 7-5 over the Scorpions.It’s now a hugely open tournament, with no unbeaten teams in the female side of the Elite Eight competition.The Broncos will still fancy their chances of going back-to-back, but the Scorpions have proved that the team from Queensland can be beaten.It means the Broncos, the Scorpions and the Alliance all sit on 16 competition points, with the Queensland Titans and Cowboys just trailing in 4th and 5th position respectively.Both the Titans and the Cowboys sit on 12 competition points and it looks as if this battle for 4th will be one of the main storylines on day three.Neither side can afford to give an inch if they are to sneak into the finals and make their mark in the knockout stage of the competition.  Unfortunately it looks like the Mets’ competition is all but over.Sitting in 6th, they are the hard luck story of the tournament after a disastrous day of play.It was a nightmare day two for the team from New South Wales, with a one-touchdown loss and a costly draw ruining any chances of a finals appearance in 2017.To make things worse, the Mets draw came against the winless New South Wales Rebels.The Rebels sit in 7th and will be playing for pride on day three after a poor showing on the first two days of competition.The Mets will know they should have beaten the Rebels and if they had been victorious they would still be in finals contention – what could have been.It leaves the Mavericks on the bottom of the table – still winless after five matches.The Cowboys’ touchdown machine Mary McLean leads the tournament with a personal tally of 13, but Bronco Katee Maller (10) and Scorpion Yasmin Meakes (10) closely follow her.Round 6 of matches will begin at 9:00AM on Friday morning at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Related LinksElite 8 Women Day 2last_img read more

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SLB Implements More Convenient Telephone System

first_img “The IVR, which was re-implemented in January 2018, is an interactive voice system that [eliminates] dealing with a person when you don’t have the time to wait for a response,” Mrs. Briscoe explained. Public Education and Public Relations Manager at the SLB, Olivia Briscoe, told JIS News that “we continue to listen to the feedback of our customers and have made some changes recently to our telephone lines, so it is now a lot easier for persons to get through to the SLB”. The Students’ Loan Bureau’s (SLB) new Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) has added a layer of ease and convenience for its customers.Public Education and Public Relations Manager at the SLB, Olivia Briscoe, told JIS News that “we continue to listen to the feedback of our customers and have made some changes recently to our telephone lines, so it is now a lot easier for persons to get through to the SLB”.“The IVR, which was re-implemented in January 2018, is an interactive voice system that [eliminates] dealing with a person when you don’t have the time to wait for a response,” Mrs. Briscoe explained.She said that the system serves both the repayment customers as well as the new and returning applicants.Existing customers can access their balance, and new applicants expecting funding from the SLB can check their status.She said that the IVR system is currently able to assist persons whose loans entered repayment in 2017/18.“To access their information, customers can simply call 876-619-4752,” Mrs. Briscoe noted.She said that the Bureau is working assiduously to ensure that the other years are uploaded.She explained that this is part of the SLB’s thrust to improve its customer service, highlighting that when interacting with the Bureau’s telephone service, persons will even be prompted and informed of their place in the queue or the estimated waiting time.The SLB, which provides loan funding for tertiary students in Jamaica, is now accepting application for the 2018/19 academic year. Applications close on May 31. The Students’ Loan Bureau’s (SLB) new Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) has added a layer of ease and convenience for its customers. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Inquiry into Glen Assoun wrongful conviction should be led by Nova Scotia

first_imgHALIFAX — The federal justice minister says it is up to the Nova Scotia government to initiate a public inquiry into the case of a Halifax man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his former girlfriend.Glen Assoun was convicted in 1999 of the knifing murder of Brenda Way four years earlier.The 63-year-old man spent almost 17 years in prison and over four years on bail before being exonerated earlier this year.Justice Minister David Lametti said today in Halifax that he believes the provincial government has the necessary jurisdiction to probe the miscarriage of justice, and the federal government would co-operate in any inquiry the province decides to have.The federal NDP and Green party leaders have called on Ottawa to order an independent review of the case to determine how the wrongful conviction occurred.The leaders have said an independent probe is needed to determine why the RCMP destroyed potential evidence prepared by an analyst in an RCMP unit looking at the behaviour of serial offenders.Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey has already said he will review the matter and “consider next steps in consultation with my federal colleagues.”A federal Justice Department report made public on July 12 revealed that the RCMP erased and disposed of Moore’s theories of other suspects — including multiple murderer Michael McGray — in the Brenda Way case.Moore built his case using conventional investigative techniques, along with the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System, or ViCLAS — a national database that makes links between cases based on the behaviour of violent murderers like McGray.The federal report that helped exonerate Assoun also says McGray, who was convicted of seven murders, has denied killing Way, saying in police interviews that he wouldn’t make an innocent man spend time in a federal prison.  The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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