CREW: Helping Defeat IEDs

first_imgBy Dialogo November 01, 2011 “If it’s on it’s going to work. So it’s 100 percent effective,” explained Eddi Bowers, the Regional Support Center-Kandahar (RSC) site lead, about the Counter Radio Electronic Warfare system. CREW systems are helping Soldiers to defeat deadly improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, by blocking radio signals that can be used by insurgents to detonate the devices remotely. The jammers were developed in 2006, when insurgents in Iraq were using cell phones to remotely detonate roadside bombs. The equipment developed by military scientists is basically equivalent to a transmitter on steroids, said Bowers. “It takes a little more than an off the shelf item to do that,” he said. CREW has been highly effective in preventing the remote detonation of IEDs by cell phones said Bowers. “There are still radio controlled ones out there, but nowhere near as many as there used to be because they know we have it figured out,” he explained. “They [Soldiers] love it,” Bowers said. “It gives them the boost of confidence to know that anything that’s radio operated out there, they’re going to jam it.” An average installation takes between two hours and four hours. The RSC at Kandahar averages about 10 installations per day and every field service representative there usually does about four or five maintenance calls a day as well. The team also has 9 FSRs out at various locations in Southern Afghanistan. “The biggest challenge for us is probably the kits for different vehicles.” Bowers said. “There is such a menagerie of vehicles at Kandahar (airfield). It’s unbelievable. There are loads of different types of vehicles compared to Bagram (airfield) and you have to have a special kit for each one of these vehicles. “And it’s a monster logistically wise. You have to have a special kit. And four or five of them [vehicles] will come in and then you’re out of kits and you have to wait to get more kits,” he said. Despite the challenges, RSC-Kandahar has the best production rate in Afghanistan. About fifty percent of all the theater provided jammers are installed here. The team started out with 52 guys working out of single office container with two computers. “We have come a long, long way,” said Bowers.last_img read more

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Draws for next round of Euro competitions made

first_imgStephen Kenny’s side are tied at 1-1 going into the second leg of their second round second-leg tie with Harfnafordor. If Celtic overturn the 1-0 deficit against Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar next week they’ll play either Astana of Kazakhstan or Vilniuis of Lithuania.Last night both Cork City and St Pats claimed 1-1 draws in their away ties of the Europa league second qualifying round second legs. City played BK Hacken of Sweden while the Saints played Dinamo Misk of Belarus.last_img read more

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Alabama vs. LSU final score: Tigers down Tide in game worthy of ‘Game of the Century’ moniker

first_img (collegepressbox.com) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/64/e3/bama-lsu-final-stats_l6zi6z1dilgv1e1dfbcc8pc7g.png?t=1387697014&w=500&quality=80 Burrow to Chase for 33 yards, TOUCHDOWN @LSUFOOTBALL!The Tigers strike first. pic.twitter.com/lMQcouYcQd— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20193:50 p.m.: Fumble recovery, LSU. The Crimson Tide drove as far as LSU’s 8-yard line, but Tagoaviloa fumbles on a scramble to give LSU the ball at its 8-yard line.HUGE TURNOVER FOR @LSUFOOTBALL!!! pic.twitter.com/H4cbKqn5HM— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20193:43 p.m.: Alabama starts the game with a 20-yard connection between Tua Tagovailoa and Henry Ruggs. He looks fine in the pocket.3:41 p.m.: You can feel the electricity in the air. What an atmosphere.It’s more than a buzz at Bryant-Denny Stadium, it’s electric. pic.twitter.com/xUGaHC7x2B— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 2019 7:22 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire gets a 12-yard gain on first down, meaning LSU can sit on the ball for the rest of the game. There’s 1:12 remaining in the game.LSU’s first down to close the game perfectly sums this one up. Alabama couldn’t stop the Tigers today. pic.twitter.com/pCthLl9SK7— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 10, 20197:21 p.m.: LSU recovers the onside kick at the 50, and that should do it.7:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Tagovailoa hits Smith for a 85-yard touchdown. Tide are still in it if they can get the ensuing onside kick. It’s 46-41 LSU.THIS GAME IS BONKERS! pic.twitter.com/67CL9Q8944— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 10, 20197:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. Edwards-Helaire powers through for a 7-yard touchdown to make it 46-34 LSU. That might do it.What a drive.What a statement.LSU marches down the field to answer Alabama AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/RMui0wM9Ww— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 10, 20197:15 p.m.: Burrow keeps it on the read for an 18-yard pick-up. LSU has it at Alabama’s 7 and that might do it with time winding down to less than two minutes.7:12 p.m.: It only takes LSU one play to get into Tide territory on the Tigers’ ensuing drive. Burrow hits Chase for a 29-yard gain out to the Bama 46.7:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Tide convert another fourth down, this time good for a touchdown. Tagovailoa hits Jeudy for a 5-yard gain for a touchdown in the out route. That makes it 39-34 LSU.TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA!Tua throws a strike to Jerry Jeudy to pull the Tide within 5.WHAT A GAME pic.twitter.com/lXFmv7YDMT— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 10, 20197:06 p.m.: Waddle gets it to 5-yard line. Tide can get a first down without a touchdown.7:02 p.m.: Tagovailoa hits Smith for the slant. He gets 8 yards to the 14-yard line. Tide are still alive. LSU safety Jacoby Stevens is down on the field.CLUTCH TUA 💪 pic.twitter.com/5FHAGsCXf3— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 10, 20197:01 p.m.: Tide face fourth-and-4 from LSU’s 22.6:59 p.m.: Tide convert on third-and-1 near midfield with another big pass. Tagovailoa hits Smith this time, giving Alabama a fresh set of downs at the 28-yard line.6:57 p.m.: Alabama converts on third-and-19 with a 27-yard strike to Henry Ruggs. Alabama’s driving out to its 42-yard line.6:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. Edwards-Helaire does the rest for a 5-yard touchdown. Burrow attempts to hit Edwards-Helaire for the 2-point conversion, but it’s still 39-27 LSU.What an answer by @LSUFootball!Edwards-Helaire hits the spin button and goes into the end zone untouched to silence the Alabama crowd. pic.twitter.com/OktMoeJhL3— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20196:50 p.m.: Burrow gains 10 yards on the third-down keeper to get to the 5-yard line.6:47 p.m.: This incredible play by Edwards-Helaire gives LSU another set of downs at the Alabama 25. Tigers facing third-and-5 two plays later, and right tackle Austin Deculus is down on the field.Absolutely INCREDIBLE effort by @LSUFootball to get this first down pic.twitter.com/2Mrsf5InZT— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20196:38 p.m.: Harris has 16 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown, plus three receptions for 44 yards and another score. He’s feeling it.6:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Two plays later, Harris takes it 1 yard out for the touchdown to make it 33-27 LSU.TOUCHDOWN NAJEE HARRIS!The Tide are rolling back in the second half. pic.twitter.com/CTXDLoYJki— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20196:34 p.m.: Harris is feeling it. He takes it 12 yards to the 1-yard line on that fourth-down carry.When in doubt, GIVE IT TO NAJEE! pic.twitter.com/szMfud9pUu— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20196:31 p.m.: Bama faces third-and-inches from LSU’s 14. Decision time upcoming for Nick Saban.6:28 p.m.: Bama driving at the 21-yard line thanks to some strong running by Harris and big 32-yard catch by DeVonta Smith.Najee Harris is UNSTOPPABLE right now. pic.twitter.com/BUg9zDlZrW— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 2019THE TIDE IS ALIVE! pic.twitter.com/Zg3TwaFZuF— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20196:25 p.m.: Bama defense comes up strong again, forcing a punt and taking over at its 22.6:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Tagovailoa hits Harris out of the backfield with a back-shoulder throw for a 15-yard touchdown. A beautiful connection that makes it 33-20 LSU.Najee Harris can do it all for @AlabamaFTBL, TOUCHDOWN TIDE! pic.twitter.com/voUhq6WJQp— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20196:17 p.m.: Harris dances around in the backfield on third-and-2 but manages to get a 5-yard gain for the first down. LSU defensive end Glen Logan leaves with an injury.6:15 p.m.: Tagovailoa has all day on third-and-10 from LSU’s 49 and hits Henry Ruggs III for a 22-yard gain out to the Tigers’ 27.6:12 p.m.: Jeudy drops a sure touchdown and looks to be cramping up a little bit. He’s heading off the field. The safety who was covering him, Kary Vincent Jr., is also down on the field.6:11 p.m.: Tagovailoa looking a little ginger on the field. ESPN’s telecast shows Mac Jones warming up on the sideline.6:10 p.m.: And Harris gets Alabama another big gain, this time off the screen. He takes it 23 yards to the Alabama 44.6:09 p.m.: Alabama has it first-and-25 at its 20 after illegal hands to the face is called on the Tide. Defensive end Neil Farrell Jr. limps off the field after that play.6:09 p.m.: Bama forces another punt, but takes the ball at its 4-yard line. Najee Harris gives the Crimson Tide room to breathe with a 31-run out to the 35-yard line.6:02 p.m.: This play makes it fourth-and-1 LSU. What a nifty play by Burrow.Joe Burrow refused to give up on this play. pic.twitter.com/J9U8oB1nbh— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20195:57 p.m.: Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings was down on the field after the last play. He limped off the field and headed to the tent. Trainers are looking at his left leg. LSU driving at its 48.5:53 p.m.: LSU takes over at its 20 after forcing a three-and-out on Alabama.5:51 p.m.: Fumble recovery, Alabama. Xavier McKinney forces what’s ruled a rumble on Burrow off the corner blitz, and linebacker Terrell Lewis snags it out of the air. Alabama takes over at its 42.TURNOVER FOR THE TIDE! @AlabamaFTBL is back in it. pic.twitter.com/KcQVKuzeTZ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20195:49 p.m.: Alabama is getting gashed on the ground now, too. Edwards-Helaire has nice runs amounting to 31 yards to get LSU to Alabama’s 36.5:47 p.m.: LSU takes over at its 25. If the Tigers score here then that should do it.Halftime: LSU 33, Alabama 135:27 p.m.: Halftime stats: (collegepressbox.com) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5a/c8/alabama-lsu-halftime-stats_vgr2fx9urtrj15ncea45e5mxh.png?t=1380445326&w=500&quality=80 What looked like a blowout quickly turned into a matchup worthy of the moniker “Game of the Century” on Saturday.LSU won a 46-41 thriller in Bryant-Denny Stadium; fittingly, it is the Tigers’ first win in this series since the 2011 “Game of the Century” between these teams. 5:21 p.m: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. And that’s exactly what the Tigers do. Burrow takes advantage of the short field and hits Edwards-Helaire for the 13-yard touchdown. It’s 33-13 LSU.Joe Burrow is putting on a show in Tuscaloosa. pic.twitter.com/UBBJSzrX7D— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20195:18 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, LSU. Tagovailoa throws an interception to LSU linebacker Patrick Queen, who returns it to roughly the 25-yard line. Landon Dickerson is called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the ensuing return, giving LSU the ball at the 13. The Tigers could potentially score again before the half.This LSU defense is giving Tua Tagovailoa MAJOR problems today. pic.twitter.com/KI48bBAzgC— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20195:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. Clyde Edwards-Helaire jumps over the pile for a 1-yard touchdown with 27 seconds remaining. Tigers get the ball out of the second half, too. It’s 26-13 LSU.Clyde Edwards-Helaire FLEW over this goal line for this @LSUFootball TD ✈️ pic.twitter.com/9vUvN4nSS6— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20195:14 p.m.: Thaddeus Moss — Randy Moss’ son — makes an acrobatic, toe-in touchdown at the Alabama 1-yard line. His foot touched out of bounds before he caught the ball, but officials ruled he reestablished himself before making the grab.Thaddeus Moss did Randy proud with this grab, WHAT A CATCH! pic.twitter.com/eVf42EypNA— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20195:08 p.m.: Joe Burrow scrambles on two straight plays for a combined 30 yards to get LSU to Alabama’s 31-yard line. Alabama didn’t account for his running ability, there.5:05 p.m.: LSU forces another three-and-out on Alabama and will get the ball back with roughly three minutes remaining in the half.5:02 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, LSU. Cade York is money again, hitting a 44-yard field goal to make it 19-13 LSU.5:01 p.m.: Alabama gets its third sack on Burrow on third-and-9 from the 19-yard line. Defensive linemen Christian Barmore and Raekwon Davis hit Burrow for a loss of 8 yards to bring the LSU field goal unit out.4:58 p.m.: LSU wastes no time in getting into the red zone. Burrow is still perfect on the day.4:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Another blown coverage, this time by LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr., results in a big touchdown play for the Crimson Tide. Tagovailoa hits a wide-open DeVonta Smith for a 64-yard touchdown. A missed PAT by Joseph Bulovas, however, keeps the score 16-13 LSU.Tua and DeVonta Smith made this look EASY.64-YARD TOUCHDOWN for @AlabamaFTBL! pic.twitter.com/TDCHbmApRs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20194:51 p.m.: Alabama converts third-and-10 from the 10-yard line with a big gainer by Jerry Jeudy, who catches it at the 22 and takes it another 14 yards out to the Alabama 36. LSU nose tackle Tyler Shelvin heads to the injury tent after that play.BEAUTIFUL route by Jerry Jeudy pic.twitter.com/4ZHg78OQzN— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20194:46 p.m.: LSU looked like it would go for it on fourth-and-1 from the Alabama 42, but a delay of game made it fourth-and-6. Zach Von Rosenberg’s punt went out of bounds at Alabama’s 10, where the Crimson Tide will take over. Also: Waddle was on the field to return the punt.4:43 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Alabama. The play stands as called on the field, giving LSU the ball at its 49.Just short pic.twitter.com/1wBwLrWGnP— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) November 9, 20194:41 p.m.: Alabama brings out Slade Bolden to run the Wildcat on fourth-and-1 from LSU’s 49-yard line. They bring out the chains and it appears Alabama doesn’t have it. The play is under review.4:36 p.m.: LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton is down after that play, though he stands up to allow trainers to look at him. Doesn’t appear to be too serious.4:35 p.m.: Alabama converts its first third down after Tagovailoa hits Jerry Jeudy for 20 yards to the Crimson Tide’s 42-yard line.4:33 p.m.: Alabama takes over at its 25. It’s also worth noting that Waddle left the game after his punt return touchdown, heading to the locker room on his own power after the fact.4:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. The Tigers have no problem marching downfield on the ensuing drive for the touchdown. Alabama had several blown assignments on that touchdown drive, allowing Burrow to hit a wide-open Terrace Marshall Jr. for a 29-yard touchdown. Burrow is 9 for 9 through the air for 146 yards and two touchdowns. A blocked PAT, however, makes it 16-7 LSU.Terrace Marshall was WIDE OPEN for the [email protected] strikes back. pic.twitter.com/OdNmQ1THyR— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20194:28 p.m.: LSU drives into Alabama’s territory with a couple nice connections between Burrow and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (11 yards) and Justin Jefferson (17 yards).First quarter: LSU 10, Alabama 74:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Jaylen Waddle gets Alabama on the board with an impressive 77-yard punt return for touchdown. LSU’s Racey McMath slung him around by the facemask as soon as he caught the ball, but he spun out of it, followed his blocks and took it to the house to make 10-7 LSU.ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?Jaylen Waddle takes the punt 77 yards TO THE HOUSE for an @AlabamaFTBL touchdown! pic.twitter.com/9JqltcLlWW— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20194:17 p.m.: Anfernee Jennings’ second sack of the day makes it third-and-16 from LSU’s 22. Alabama keeps them from getting the necessary yardage on third down, forcing a punt.4:12 p.m.: LSU forces another three-and-out on Alabama. Dave Aranda’s dialing up some blitz packages for Tagovailoa who doesn’t have enough time to find his receivers.The Tigers aren’t letting Tua get comfortable in the pocket. pic.twitter.com/yZt5mqSFuj— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 2019The Tigers aren’t letting Tua get comfortable in the pocket. pic.twitter.com/yZt5mqSFuj— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20194:08 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, LSU. The Tigers are forced to settle for a field goal after Anfernee Jennings sacks Burrow for a 7-yard loss on second down. Burrow got a chunk of it back on third, setting up a 40-yard field goal from Cade York. It’s 10-0 LSU.4:02 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Alabama. LSU now has a short field after Alabama punter Ty Perine mishandled the snap and got hit for a big loss. Tigers take over at Alabama’s 40.A nightmare start to the game for Alabama pic.twitter.com/MA8sR8ZuVn— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 9, 20193:59 p.m.: Alabama’s out to LSU’ 45-yard line after a quick 15-yard connection and 15-yard horse-collar penalty on LSU’s Jacoby Stevens.3:55 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. Tigers take advantage of the Tide’s turnover and march 92 yards in six plays plays for a touchdown. Joe Burrow went 3 for 3 through the air for 74 yards, capped by a 33-yard touchdown to Ja’Marr Chase. It’s 7-0 LSU. MORE: How Alabama’s loss to LSU means for Playoff raceIt appeared in the first half as if LSU would run Alabama out of its own stadium. The Tigers took a 33-13 lead into halftime on the strength of Joe Burrow, who completed 18 of 20 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns. That was compounded by some uncharacteristic mistakes by Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (11 of 19 passing, 172 yards, one touchdown, one interception, one fumble).The game suddenly became a race to the finish line in the second half, however, with LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire providing the final push the Tigers needed for the win. Edwards-Helaire finished with 20 carries for 103 yards and three rushing touchdowns; he also had nine receptions for 77 yards and another touchdown. Najee Harris was equally brilliant for the Tide, putting up 146 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and 44 yards and another score on three receptions.In all, Burrow finished 31 of 39 through the air for 393 yards and three touchdowns, while Tagovailoa completed 21 of 40 passes for 418 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception.Sporting News provided live scores, updates and highlights from this massive No. 1-vs.-No. 2 “Game of the Century.”Alabama vs. LSU score 1Q2Q3Q4QFAlabama7672141LSU102301346Alabama vs. LSU scoring playsFirst quarter(9:15) — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow 33-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase (7-0 LSU)(4:54) — LSU kicker Cade York 40-yard field goal (10-0 LSU)(1:14) — Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle 77-yard punt return for touchdown (10-7 LSU)Second quarter(13:03) — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow 29-yard touchdown pass to Terrace Marshall Jr., PAT blocked (16-7 LSU)(6:43) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 64-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith, PAT failed (16-13 LSU)(4:20) — LSU kicker Cade York 44-yard field goal (19-16 LSU)(0:27) — LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire 1-yard touchdown run (26-13 LSU)(0:06) — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow 13-yard touchdown pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire (33-13)Third quarter(4:51) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 15-yard touchdown pass to Najee Harris (33-20 LSU)Fourth quarter(14:33) — Alabama running back Najee Harris 1-yard touchdown run (33-27 LSU)(10:07) — LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire 5-yard touchdown run, 2-point attempt failed (39-27 LSU)(5:32) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 5-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Jeudy (39-34 LSU)(1:37) — LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire 7-yard touchdown run (46-34 LSU)(1:21) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 85-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith (46-41 LSU)Alabama vs. LSU highlightsFinal: LSU 46, Alabama 417:29 p.m.: Final stats from this doozy of a game:last_img read more

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CBA Returns to Cross Country Nationals

first_imgBy Tim Morris |Even before Troy Hill followed his brother Brian to Christian Brothers Academy, they had talked about going to the Nike Cross Nationals together.And now, it is no longer talk. On Nov. 25 in Wappingers Falls, New York, the Hill brothers helped CBA, competing as Brothers XC Club, qualify for the Dec. 2 Nationals in Portland, Oregon, after finishing second at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional at Bowdoin Park.The Colts were second to Connecticut’s Xavier Distance, 112-123, in the Boys Championship race. Only two teams from the Regional advanced to the nationals.“That’s (Nike Nationals) been the goal,” said Brian, a senior. “It’s special to have a brother to go with. It’s definitely big.”Troy, a sophomore, noted the Hill brothers take their running very serious and going to the nationals together is a product of that dedication. Troy also noted his brother is the poster boy for serious runners.“It’s great to be going to the nationals together,” Troy said. “He’s (Brian) such a hard-working person and he’s been a great leader on the team.”Troy said that without his brother he wouldn’t be the runner he’s become.“I am where I am today because of him,” he remarked.For his part, Brian admires his younger brother’s drive.“He’s very self-motivated,” the older Hill pointed out.It was Brian, as he has all year, who led CBA at the Regional. He finished in eighth place overall and seventh for team scoring covering the 5K layout in 16:23.7. With that eighth place, he earned Second Team All-Northeast East honors.Completing CBA’s scoring were: Luke Reid (16:39.5), Tim McInerney (16:45.0), Ryan Miele (17:02.3) and Troy Hill (17:06.2). In team scoring they were 11-19-40-46.Brian Hill noted that while the Colts were disappointed in not repeating as Regional champions, he added that “ultimately the Regional is a qualifier” and that’s what CBA did, qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals.This is the ninth straight year that the Colts have qualified for the Nationals. The Colts won it all back in 2011 and finished second in 2013. They were seventh last fall.Brian Hill said having been there before is plus. He noted that there are many distractions that can take a team’s mind off the race itself. First time participants don’t’ always handle different distractions well.“Experience is definitely an advantage,” said Brian.While she isn’t going to Portland, Middletown South’s Maddie Brand nevertheless had a “great time” at the Regional. The Eagle senior finished seventh in the Girls Championship race earning First Team All-Northeast Regional recognition for her effort (19:04.5).“I’m really, really happy with my race,” she said. “I’m so thrilled with how my senior season ended.“I was disappointed in how I ran at the Meet of Champions and that’s not the way I wanted to end it (season). I wanted to make my last race great,” she added.Brand had never run the Bowdoin Park course before and believed it ended up helping her. “I thought it kind of helped me not knowing what to expect,” she explained.What Brand quickly learned was the narrowness of the course making it difficult to pass runners. At two miles, Brand found herself in 13th place and proceeded to “start picking people off.”She finished strong moving up to seventh place making the Regional First Team.Brand wasn’t just happy for herself. “The team did awesome finishing in 10th place,” she pointed out. “We started the season with the goal of finishing in the top 10 in the state and we ended up finishing 10th in the Northeast.” South ultimately finished fourth at the Meet of Champions.Brand pointed out that the Eagles, competing as Middletown South XC, took a relaxed approach to the race and it paid off. “We didn’t put pressure on ourselves,” she said. “We wanted to go out and have fun and enjoy our last race together.”Kathleen Shay, a junior, and South’s number two harrier, finished 26th overall helping the Eagles to their 10th place (277).Red Bank Regional’s Charlotte Cochrane is another senior who finished her scholastic career in style. She finished 29th (19:51.7) one week after joining Brand on the medal podium at the Meet of Champions.Red Bank Catholic, which competed as Runners High Racing Club, ended its season on a high finishing eighth (259). Maddy Kopec (20:11.4) and Bridget Byrne (20:25.2) led the Caseys taking 22-31 in team scoring.Colts Neck, the Group 3 state champions, hoping to be among the Region’s best teams, had to run without their top runner, Colleen Megerle, who was ill. Delia Russo led the Cougars, who were 22nd (484) in 33rd (20:26.4).This article was first published in the Nov. 30. -Dec. 7, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Leicester defender Christian Fuchs announces international retirement

first_imgLeicester City’s Christian Fuchs has announced his retirement from international football following Austria’s exit from Euro 2016.The 30-year-old defender announced in a video on his Facebook page that the 78th cap he won in the team’s defeat to Iceland in their final Group F match would be his last.“I want to let you know that the game against Iceland was my last in red-white-red,” said the 30-year-old.“I am very proud of the ten years that I have spent with the national team. I did everything with passion and, as I said, I am very, very proud.”Fuchs joined Leicester from Schalke at the start of last season, playing a key role in their remarkable Premier League title triumph.Austria disappointed in France, finishing bottom of their pool with just one point from three games. 1 Christian Fuchs has hung up his boots for Austria last_img read more

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Bombers record ninth straight victory with comeback win over NBO Baseball

first_imgThe Humboldt B-52s earned their ninth straight victory over NBO Baseball with an 8-5 win Saturday evening at Bomber Field in the second of a three-game series.It was not a sure thing in the beginning — like most things in baseball — after falling to a 3-1 deficit in the fourth but the Bombers clawed their way back to victory on the back of hits that came when they needed them.“I started to wonder when we were going to start hitting the ball,” B-52s head coach Scott St. John said about his …last_img read more

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Hubble Deep Field Surpassed: Ultra Deep Field

first_imgIf you remember the awe of seeing the first Hubble Deep Field image in 1995, check out the new HUDF: Hubble Ultra Deep Field (see also the New Scientist report).  The field of view, just one-tenth the size of the full moon, is a composite of 800 images taken for 11.3 days.  The 1995 image dazzled beholders with its 1600 galaxies.  This new image contains at least 10,000.Some images are so evocative, any attempt at description would spoil the moment.  Just stare at this one for awhile.  It would be odd not to be awed, nor to consider the power of God.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Partners’ Forum on Women’s & Children’s Health – Day 1

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 15, 2010June 20, 2017By: Tim Thomas, Senior Advisor, MHTFClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On the sidelines of the political posturing and rhetoric at the Partners’ Forum on Women’s & Children’s Health sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health underway at the prestigious Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi this weekend, there have been some illuminating discussions. The day before the event, there was a robust agenda of “Pre-Forum Technical Discussions” that better demonstrated the Forum’s theme (“From Pledges to Action”) than the Forum itself.Hidden in the schedule was one rich and intriguing session that deserved better publicity. A group of young researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India (the MHTF’s partner in the Global Maternal Health Conference held in Delhi 2 months earlier) presented their findings of innovative interventions across India in several fields: maternal health, adolescent and sexual health, family planning, policy/advocacy, access and referral, and infrastructure. Using some simple criteria to define “innovative,” these researchers have compiled a directory of projects that are demonstrating success and deserve closer scrutiny. I joined the challenging q & a session after the presentations, questioning why there was no mention of any projects rolling out mag sulfate for the treatment of eclampsia/pre-eclampsia at the community level — the researcher in charge replied that she was dismayed to find no documentation of such work in India. I also asked if there was any work underway on using misoprostol without mifepristone for 1st trimester abortions — again, no data on any such effort. Clearly two opportunities for programmers that need to be seized.After that session at the Indian Islamic Center, I tuk-tuked over to the conference venue to catch the last 1.5 hours of a consultation for the PMNCH NGO constituency where roundtables were set up for a prodigious group to break out and discuss a series of ill-conceived questions about how NGOs can/should be engaged in accountability for the Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women and Children — the Forum’s major document. The organizers’ efforts for inclusivity resulted in a discursive and often repetitive list of demands and strategies none of which seemed to call on the Secretary General himself to be held accountable. Cynics like me see the S-G’s Strategy to be one of his major campaign tactics to amass support for his re-appointment to a second term next year. The Strategy itself offers nothing new — it is mostly an adaptation of previous multi-lateral declarations, calls-to-action and a few treaties compiled in a new format. I assume that the Forum organizers were counting on the process of this NGO consultation to be more important any actions resulting from it.A welcome change in tone and topic came immediately following in a session convened by the impressive mHealth Alliance, literally on the heels of their Summit held in Washington DC which my colleague Raji Mohanam has been blogging about here in the past few days. David Aylward, the head of the Alliance framed the conversation by presenting an overview of how new and existing information and communication technologies are re-shaping public health research and interventions. He then introduced Al Hammond, a social entrepreneur who’s company HealthPoint Services Global is piloting a hub-based mobile health care scheme for pregnancy women in Punjab. The session was designed to be interactive and it decidedly so. Participants included local and global NGOs, the telecom industry, health care rights advocates, and other mobile health project leaders. It was a challenging and often contentious conversation that seemed to inform Aylward and his Alliance significantly as they are rolling out a dedicated maternal health initiative. Their site has a place for projects to promote themselves and an ideas exchange that is designed to shape the initiative. Check it out.The most provocative conclusion reached in the m4Health session addressed the ongoing shortage of doctors and nurses available to the poor and marginalized With absurd patient:doctor ratios growing more absurd as brain drains proliferate, one participant suggested that the ambition to train and deploy more trained health care professionals is short-sighted; instead of looking to more in-person treatments, it’s time to scale-up virtual treatments where fewer doctors and nurses can treat more patients ideally with an stronger emphasis on prevention. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.Share this:last_img read more

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10 months agoAtletico Madrid settle Lucas Hernandez fee with Bayern Munich

first_imgAtletico Madrid settle Lucas Hernandez fee with Bayern Munichby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid are prepared to make Lucas Hernandez available for an affordable price – at the end of the season.BILD says Atletico have negotiated with Bayern Munich in order to avoid any possibility of Lucas’ exit in the January transfer window.Atlético, who are keen to hold onto Lucas for the rest of the season, have proposed to sell him to Bayern for less than the value of his €80m buyout clause, if the German club wait until the summer to sign him.A World Cup winner with France, the defender has been a key figure for Diego Simeone in a defensive line-up weakened by injury, mainly due to his versatility to play at both centre back, his natural position, and at left back, a position he has grown into in recent seasons due to the successive absences of Luis Felipe through injury. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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