No. 1-ranked Humboldt State softball team splits second straight twin bill against UCSD

first_imgThe order of how things went down was flipped, but the results were just the same in La Jolla 24 hours later.The No. 1-ranked Humboldt State softball team split a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader against UC San Diego for the second straight afternoon on Saturday, winning the opener 6-4 and then falling 3-2 to the Tritons in the series finale.The Jacks — who have now split three straight conference doubleheaders — opened the series with a loss to the Tritons before …last_img

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 15, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171215High pressure drifts across the state from NW to SE today, ending up in central WV tonight. That track for high pressure also means we see colder air holding over the north. With west winds, developing, we can’t rule out some lake effect snow in NE Ohio later today, and then going into tomorrow, that can stretch back west to include the entire south shore of Lake Erie for Saturday morning. While all that is going on in the north (no lake snow makes it south of US 30, and may even stay farther north than that in many places), southwest winds begin to moderate temperatures later today and especially tomorrow. This moderation continues through Sunday, as our next system arrives.Rains do not move into the state until late Sunday afternoon and evening. They work through from west to east rather quickly, and all action will be done by Sunrise Monday morning. With the timing of the precipitation’s move across the state, we can see some mix of rain and wet snow in northern areas and particularly eastern areas. Snow will not be able to accumulate substantially because of the high water content…but there will be some sloppy wet snow to deal with. Farther south, we look for all rain. Liquid equivalent precipitation will from .2”-.4” over the entire state. Clouds linger overnight through the rest of Monday, though, and that will lead to a somewhat damp feel, even a bit of drizzle in there behind the system.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday look dry, with a good deal of sun in for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps will be normal to above normal for the period, as southwest winds hold through the period. Thursday will feature some cloud increase, particularly in the afternoon ahead of a front for overnight Friday the 22nd. That front is not loaded with moisture, but still will be worth a few hundredths to .25” of rain over 70% of the state. It will all be liquid (rain) We will see very, very strong winds develop as the front passes and behind it. Those winds behind the front will be out of the west-northwest and will average 20-40 mph. This is a very strong circulation that so far, has looked to be unable to tap into any moisture source. That is what we will be watching through the week next week, because if it is able to gain access to any moisture, say – off of the Gulf – it will be a much wetter event. For now, just wind and a little rain.Much, much, much colder air is in behind that system for the balance of Friday night into the 23rd. This cold air holds through Christmas Eve too. Northwest winds may create some lake effect snows in northeast Ohio, but generally, we are not looking for as significant of spread of lake snows and lake clouds as what we have seen over the past week. The map above shows total precipitation combined from today through Christmas Eve. Even though its still an active pattern, there is not a lot of true moisture coming.There’s a significant storm complex developing in and around Christmas. Right now, models suggest it waits to make its grand entry into the state until Christmas night and the day after Christmas. This storm comes out of the southern plains, skims the gulf coast and then heads northeast through the mid and lower Mississippi valley around the 25th. That track allows for ample moisture to be available. Cold air should solidly be in place too, meaning this could be a recipe for some significant winter weather for that week in-between Christmas and New Year’s. However, at this time, we think the track is too far south for us to be in the main firing line of heaviest moisture. That being said…there is plenty of time for the track to move and change, so it is definitely worth keeping an eye on. The rest of the 11-16 day forecast window has two strong, cold high pressure domes moving in from NW to SE right on through the turn of the year, meaning we finish 2017 cold…perhaps well below normal.last_img read more

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Free Filmmaking Wisdom

first_imgFilm IndependentFilm Independent’s mission is to “champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.” They do that through a whole host of various events, communities, festivals and forums. In these sound bites you get a sense of the quality of a Film Independent event and the quality of the discussions. If you can get to one, you definitely should. The global filmmaking community is an invaluable resource for established and aspiring filmmakers alike. Bookmark these great online resources for insightful filmmaking wisdom.If you’re just starting out on your filmmaking career then learning from those who have gone before you is a fantastic way to help find your feet in an ever changing industry. Today’s technology opens the doors to anyone who wants to make a film, even just on their iPhone, as long as they have the will to make it happen.We all need wisdom, encouragement and inspiration along the way so it is well worth dipping in and out of these great resources on a regular basis for an extra boost to keep pursuing your filmmaking dreams.Film CourageFilm Courage offers excellent nuts and bolts advice to independent filmmakers in a straight shooting format. If you want to hear from expert professionals who have living and breathing what they’re describing (most having started from scratch) this is the place to start.Film Courage covers every practical aspect of filmmaking from networking, financing, writing, directing and much more. Time spent here is time well spent. BAFTA GuruThe BAFTA Guru series is a hugely impressive collection of lectures, interviews and short insights from a star studded collection of actors, directors, producers, writers, editors, sound designers and more. You could spend hours and hours absorbing all of these opinions and perspectives so it’s probably best to focus your attention the creative sphere that most interests you.center_img BFI – Ask An ExpertThe British Film Institute has a great YouTube channel called ‘Ask an Expert‘ which features some fantastic Q&A’s with world renown filmmaking experts including directors, actors, documentary makers and more. All of the questions have been suggested via Facebook and Twitter, so if you want to be to post a question – keep an eye on those social networks.last_img read more

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Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision win

first_imgJeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday. July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)First published, 12:58 p.m., July 2, 2017BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao was taken to uncharted territory by Jeff Horn and did not find the way out.ADVERTISEMENT Racela praises Beermen’s character: Hard to beat a team like them Head-butt cutsPacquiao sustained two bloody head cuts on the left, through a head-butt, in the sixth round and on the right, through a punch, in the seventh round.Actually, Pacquiao had Horn wobbly and on the run in the ninth, his best round, but failed to finish off the former schoolteacher who fought like a street brawler.The fighting senator paid the price as the unbeaten Horn, who also sustained cuts and bruises, got his second wind and withstood Pacquiao’s late flurries to rise to 17-0-1 with 11 knockouts.With the big shocker, the 38-year-old Pacquiao is forced to rethink his options. He has dropped four of his last nine bouts and is now 56-7-2 with 38 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Bullied and roughed up by the Australian toughie in the early rounds, Pacquiao yielded his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown by unanimous decision, 117-111, and 115-113 twice, in their “Battle of Brisbane” at Suncorp Stadium here.Though the score did not reflect the true nature of the bloody Sunday bout, Pacquiao graciously accepted the defeat that dampened his ring career once again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“That’s the decision of the judges, I respect that,” Pacquiao said, as he thanked his fans and countrymen for watching Australia’s biggest boxing spectacle, luring a record 51,052 people of all creed and color.READ: Horn trainer promises ‘bloody Sunday’ What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans react to Manny Pacquiao’s upset loss to Jeff Horn1.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend He moved forward relentlessly, not allowing Pacquiao time to find any rhythm.“I feel like he couldn’t get a hold of my gap. I was feinting a lot, trying to upset his rhythm and I think that was working throughout the majority of that fight,” Horn said.Pacquiao did manage to land some left jabs in the opening rounds to take the early points, but Horn refused to back away and his brawling tactics paid dividends through the middle stages.“He was quick when he put combinations together but I felt controlling the gap made it easier to see the punches coming,” Horn said. “The size difference helped, too.”Pacquiao, bleeding profusely from cuts high above both eyes, launched a savage counterattack in the ninth round and appeared to have Horn in trouble with some massive blows that left the Australian staggering.“The ref came over (at the end of the round) and said, ‘Show me something or I’ll stop the fight’,” Horn said.“I thought, ‘Hang on, hold your horses, I’m not that bad, I can keep going for sure.’”All about heartHorn recovered and came out strongly in the 10th. “That was just my heart that kept me going,” he said.“He got me with a couple of good shots and I did go backwards more in that round than in any other round in the fight, but I still felt good,” he said. “But I came back in the 10th, 11th and 12th.” LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In the third round, Pacquiao finally got his bearing and landed some combinations to the face of the charging Horn.Still dropping bombs, most of them duds, Horn decided to cut off Pacquiao’s path, leaving the Filipino little room to maneuver.READ: Trainer Atlas blasts Horn’s UD win: You’re not supposed to win for trying hardHorn outpunchedAccording to CompuBox statistics, Pacquiao actually outpunched Horn, landing 182 to Horn’s 92.Horn’s aggression, however, may have won over the judges, especially in the last two rounds when he pressed on despite taking hits from Pacquiao.In the fourth, Horn warded off Pacquiao to the canvas with a shove, and the eight-division world champion returned the favor with a push in the eighth, which saw Horn slow down and get bloodied in the nose and ears.With the loss, Pacquiao’s bid for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. virtually fizzled.The 11-time world champion had entered the fight as a hot favorite.But Horn showed no signs of being overawed by the occasion, taking the fight to the Filipino great from the opening bell. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Both fighters began to tire in the final stages of a contest fought at a relentless pace, but Horn’s early lead proved too much to peg back as he claimed the biggest win of his career.Rematch or retirementPacquiao’s longtime trainer Freddie Roach had predicted the fight would be short and sweet, but Horn — unbeaten in his 17 previous professional fights—applied pressure by winning some of the early rounds and Pacquiao needed treatment during the sixth and seventh rounds for the head cuts.Roach had said earlier in the week that he’d think about advising Pacquiao to retire if he lost the fight, but that would depend on how he fought.Horn can’t see Pacquiao retiring any time soon.“I’m sure he’ll want to come back. It was a close decision and I’m sure he’ll want to come back and prove himself,” Horn said.Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said there was a clause for a rematch, but he’d give it time before talking to Pacquiao about it.“I know Jeff would welcome the rematch, but I don’t know Manny’s future position,” Arum said. “Is he going to stay in politics and not continue in boxing? I don’t know, and he doesn’t know now — it’s unfair to ask him now.”Pacquiao’s camp had talked about a rematch with Mayweather if he got past Horn, hoping to avenge his loss on points in the 2015 megafight. That seems to be a distant chance now. Pacquiao was defending the WBO title he won on points against Jessie Vargas last November. —With reports from AP, AFP /atmRELATED VIDEO Reminded of the rematch clause in the ringside interview, Pacquiao replied: “Rematch, that’s fine. Absolutely, I’d love that.”Still being stitched up, Pacquiao failed to appear in the postfight conference.Horn, his once cherubic face covered with cuts, welts and bruises, did appear before reporters, along with his chief trainer Glenn Rushton.READ: NBA players, US celebrities upset over Horn win, say Pacquiao ‘robbed’‘I felt lucky’Following Pacquiao’s lead, Horn expressed willingness to tangle again with the man from whom he snatched the crown.“Amazing, that’s how I feel,” Horn said. “I felt lucky, throwing a lot of punches and throwing him off rhythm.”Exploiting his advantage in height (7.62 cm/3 inches), reach (5.08 cm/2 inches), and weight (4 kilograms/8.8 lbs), the 29-year-old took the fight to Pacquiao as soon as the bell rang.As usual, Pacquiao opted to lean on the ropes to test Horn’s power and then smiled as if to show that he could take the punches.But Horn, who bulked up by about 4 kg overnight after coming in at 66.7 kg in the weigh-in Saturday, won’t be deceived and continued to put the pressure on Pacquiao, who checked in at 66.2.last_img read more

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Erika deadly heading to Turks Caicos and The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – Tropical Storm Erika has done the worst; the storm is blamed now for as many as four deaths in Dominica where severe drought followed by the rainy system were too much for the steep terrain; it is reported that eight inches of rain fell in mere hours spawning landslides; 20 people are still missing, 80% of islanders there have no power. Erika had been described as poorly organized when she pummeled Dominica; next is Puerto Rico and Hispaniola where forecasters believe the mountains will shred the system which has grown tremendously to having winds extending 140 miles from the center and with gusts at 45mph.By tonight, the TCI will be experiencing the storm… Disaster Management and Emergencies has advised that there will be lots of wind in Provo. You can find the emergency shelter list and flood prone areas for your review posted at MagneticMediaTV.com or our social media. The TCI remains under Tropical Storm Warning as Erika moves west at 17mph and the center of the storm will move near the TCI according to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology. We are also warned that the amount of rainfall expected with Erika will likely bring moderate to severe flooding. Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Related Items:bahamas, Dominica, hispanola, puerto rico, tropical storm erika, turks and caicos Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concretelast_img read more

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Minister of Tourism Chats with Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Executives

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 3, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar (centre, and again at right) speaks with Lea Miller and Richard Giannini, Executive  Directors of Popeyes  Bahamas Bowl, on November 1, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton, during a video recording for ESPN.(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)last_img

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