John scores 28, leads Weber State over Southern Utah 82-71

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Cody John scored 28 points, Jerrick Harding added 22 and Weber State beat Southern Utah 82-71 on Saturday night.Michal Kozak had 12 points and seven rebounds for Weber State, which earned its fourth straight home victory.John Knight III scored a career-high 24 points for Southern Utah, which has lost four straight games. Tags: Big Sky/Cody John/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Weber State Wildcats Basketball February 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local John scores 28, leads Weber State over Southern Utah 82-71 Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

China’s Footballers Ordered to Stay Trim, Beat Virus

first_imgChinese football clubs and national teams must undertake “spring military training” to defeat the COVID-19 and help fulfill President Xi Jinping’s dream of making the country a force in the sport, officials have announced.Matches in China are indefinitely suspended over the outbreak but the football association has issued detailed orders, telling clubs how long players must train each week, what exercises they must do and even how slim they must be.The strict instructions, the latest in a series handed down by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) in recent years, are likely to be met with surprise by coaches such as Rafael Benitez and Fabio Cannavaro with a background in European football. But Cannavaro, at Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande, and Benitez at Dalian Pro are among the coaches who will be held directly responsible for incorporating the training regime into their pre-season programmes.The order was made on Friday, and clubs had until yesterday to tell the CFA how they would adhere to it. They will also face random inspections to make sure they’re following the instructions.The CFA said the training was designed to help realise Xi’s grand plans, launched in 2016, to make China a major footballing nation.At the same time, players must also do their bit to fight the deadly coronavirus, which emerged in central China in December and has since spread across the world.“Achieve epidemic prevention and control on one hand, and focus on training and battle preparations on the other,” the CFA said.“Both hands must be strong and both battles must be won.”“Men’s and women’s national teams and professional football clubs are requested to strictly follow the notice,” the CFA added.The results of the surprise checks will be made public and clubs will be ranked to shame underachievers into action.“The head coach of each team is the direct responsible person,” said the CFA, in a nod to the likes of Italian World Cup winner Cannavaro and Benitez, who led Liverpool to the 2005 Champions League title.The order goes into extraordinary detail, saying teams must train for at least 16 hours a week and meet targets in tests that include squats, bench presses and vertical jumps.All players must have a body fat percentage of less than 11 percent.The CSL season was due to begin in late February but was indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus. Most teams are currently training abroad.The new rules also apply to the women’s and men’s national teams. The latter are ranked a lowly 76th in the world and have reached the World Cup only once, in 2002.It is just the latest military-style order designed to improve the fortunes of Chinese football.Chinese national squads and top-tier teams have previously packed young footballers off to army camps for drills and Marxist-style “thought education”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

New center offers free PTSD treatment to veterans

first_imgThe Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC opened its doors Wednesday to post-9/11 veterans and their families seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions. The clinic arose from a $15.7 million donation by Steven A. Cohen, CEO of Point72 Asset Management, through his foundation, the Cohen Veterans Network. This family clinic, located on Flower Street, is a collaboration between Cohen’s foundation, the USC School of Social Work, and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.Out of the 2.6 million post-9/11 veterans, 40 percent do not access the healthcare available to them, and 20 percent experience post-traumatic stress, according to Veterans and PTSD. It’s the hope of the clinic, Arnett said, to reverse that trend by using innovative technology, social support and community interaction to help both veterans and their families continue on with their lives. One of the goals of the clinic, according to director Kathryn Arnett, is to go above and beyond therapy sessions and provide veterans with the tools they need to transition into civilian life. “The kind of services veterans seek are not just a 15-minute behavioral health session,” Arnett said. “They’re looking for things like housing and social support and resources and how to access those resources.” The Cohen Military Clinic integrates family care with veteran care because children, partners and close friends are also negatively impacted by a service member’s post-traumatic stress. “What makes us different is that we provide care for families of service members,” Arnett said. For many veterans, getting to a clinic isn’t feasible because of distance or disability, so the Cohen Military Clinic plans to create satellite clinics in order to provide veterans with the care they need without having to leave their homes. One of Arnett’s goals for the future of the clinic is to bring holistic care to veterans throughout California, not just those around the USC location.“The most important goal is that we meet veterans where they are,” Arnett said. “Our outreach team is already out in the community working with veterans side by side, letting them know what our services are and how we can help.”Arnett said that a highlight of the Cohen Military Clinic is its care for veterans who are not covered by the U.S. Veterans Association, including those who served in the National Guard or Reserves. “We work with veterans that have an other than honorable discharge,” Arnett said. “We also have a very robust tele-mental health program.”In addition to hosting the Cohen Military Clinic, the School of Social Work has trained 1,300 students in military social work, and the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families is providing the community with evidence-based care. The $15.7 million donation by the Cohen Foundation is part of a larger donation of $275 million to create the Cohen Veterans Network, launched in April 2016, that will provide care to veterans across the country at 25 clinics. USC is the third clinic to open. There are four other clinics open in Texas and Pennsylvania.last_img read more

NWPL Super Four draw set for Wednesday

first_imgThe Nigeria Women Football League board has announced that the draw for the 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super Four will hold on Wednesday 16 August at Protea Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos.Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels, Delta Queens and Nasarawa Amazons are the teams to participate in the draw having qualified for the Super Four following an intense regular season which ended on 2 August.As stated on the league’s official website, nwfl.ng.com, the draw will be supervised by the NWFL Chief Operating Officer Ayo Abdulrahman and other members of the board. It was also added that a bowl/pot containing four balls will be used as no teams will be seeded.The champions of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League will be crowned at the end of the Super Four. An official date for the commencement of the season-ending event is yet to be announced but the chairperson of the NWFL board, Aisha Falode disclosed early this month that it would take centre stage next month.RelatedAUDIO: Delta Queens Coach Praises NWFL Board, Sets Sights On NWPL TitleAugust 23, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: Aisha Falode Explains NWPL Super Four PostponementSeptember 8, 2017In “NWL”NWFL Reschedule Super 4 TournamentJanuary 17, 2019In “NWL”last_img read more

Virat Kohli fires back at critics over his batting form after NZ trashing

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement og4bNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbujwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E99v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1cknWould you ever consider trying this?😱87vvCan your students do this? 🌚9g5ykRoller skating! Powered by Firework A 3-0 whitewash in the ODIs, and now lacklustre batting performance resulting in the first Test match defeat. The tour of New Zealand, what started with a stunning T20 victory, is now turning sour for Virat Kohli and the squad, and the captain himself isn’t having the best of time on the 22 yards. Hitting his lowest series average of the last 5 years in the ODI, and scored only 21 across the two innings in the first Test. As a result, reprimand is flowing in from critics and pundits, but Kohli has made a strong statement against them.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPKnown for his passion and endorsement of the Test format, the Indian supporters were expecting a strong comeback in the Test series, for a victorious conclusion of the lengthy tour of New Zealand. Unfortunately, the Kiwis have pressed on with their trong bowling performance, and the Indian batting order failing massively, resulting a historical 10-wicket victory for the hosts today at Basin Reserve.Kohli scored a total of 21 in the first Test, and 19 in the second innings on the 3rd day came off including three boundaries, until losing his wicket against Trent Boult in the 45th over, as India went down 113 for 4.Advertisement Although, the star batsman feels otherwise about his form on the pitch: “I am absolutely fine, I am batting really well. I feel that sometimes that scores don’t reflect the way you are batting. That’s what happens sometimes when you don’t execute really well.”In his 9 years of international Test cricket, Kohli has earned 84 caps. With stunning figures of 7202 runs and 54.97 batting average, the player feels the worse forms are not to be overthought.Advertisement “Look when you play so much cricket and play for so long, you will obviously have 3-4 innings which don’t go your way. If you try and make too much out of it, it will keep piling on. I think it’s about staying in a good space,” Kohli added.The 31 year old, who is holding the top position in the ICC’s Test batting rankings with 928 ratings, might see him dropping down in the list regarding the performance in the second Test.However, Kohli concluded that the final result matters more than his personal feats: “It doesn’t matter what I do. It’s not about my performance on the tour. If the team wins, even a 40 is good. If the team loses, even a 100 is irrelevant. I am going to stay in that mindset.”With trailing 1-0 behind the Black Caps, India is preparing for the second and series concluding Test this Saturday at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.Also read-India vs New Zealand 1st test results: Hosts make short work of woeful Indian batting to go 1-0 up Advertisementlast_img read more

Reel Adventures Fishing Report — Expect June to be better

first_imgMay had some inconsistent weather.  The month had some of the hottest days, where the water would finally warm up to the ideal temperature and our fish would become aggressive.  But, then there was also some of the coldest weather and storms that seemed to set us back again. However, the big fish are biting.  Rainbows over 20 pounds have been caught in the past few weeks, as well as Bull Trout up to 17 pounds. So things are looking good. We’ve had some really good days out there, and some slower days.  Nothing too consistent yet.  Seem to have one or two heavy feeding days each week, and then the rest of the week the fish seem to sit back and relax. But the good days make it all worth while.  Our best day last week saw three Rainbows over 15 pounds, as well as another eight fish between 5 – 8 pounds.  That makes for an exciting day on the water.  Had a great crew that day who appreciated our fishery and released most of their fish.  Thanks guys. We did have a bit of a flying ant hatch that seemed to trigger some feeding.  But the hatch was cut short by the weather change.  So, hopefully some hot weather will help with the hatches and keep the fish feeding. June is one of my favorite months.  The water has finally warmed up and the fish should become more aggressive for the next little while.What are they biting on??? Most fish are being caught on the surface now.  So, the usual bucktail flies have been working well on the choppy days.  And my favorite Lyman plugs have been producing good fish on both the calm days and the windy days. Fly colors are all over the map.  Not one consistent pattern lately.  But some of my best patterns have been:  Black/wht,  grey/wht, and green/wht.  Or some common numbered flies such as:  214, 215, 226, 228. And for my Lymans, the lucky numbers have been:  # 10, 16, 53, 55. Also, apex lures have been producing some good fish.  The usual colors at this time of year being:   black/white,  blue/yellow,  blue/green. That should about cover it for this month.  Hopefully this helps everybody catch a big one………….Tight lines………………..  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more