Badgers Knock off 3rd Ranked Team with Last-Second Field Goal

first_img Written by August 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers Knock off 3rd Ranked Team with Last-Second Field Goal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGARDEN CITY, Kans. (Aug. 24, 2019) — A back and forth nail-biter between the nationally ranked No. 3 Garden City Broncbusters and No. 6 Snow College Badgers came to a close when Freshman Kicker Jose Pizano nailed a 32-yard Field Goal to win the game for Snow College 30-27 with no time on the clock.Snow College head coach Andrew Mitchell’s first game at the helm got off to a rough start as the Badger’s turned the ball over on each of their first three drives, coughing up two fumbles (one on a punt attempt) and throwing an interception early in the first quarter. The defense, however, was able to limit the damage, forcing Garden City to just two field goals.The Badgers failed to convert a 4th down conversion attempt in their own territory, leading to the Broncbuster’s first touchdown of the 2019 season extending their lead to 13-0 in the second quarter.“In the first game, there’s a lot of crazy things that can happen,” Mitchell said. “These are young football players and they’re gonna make some mistakes. There are some things as coaches we could have done better.”Fortunately, after a series of penalties against the Garden City defense, the Badgers marched down the field and punched in a field goal before the half to cut the deficit to 10.There must have been a speech given at halftime similar to that of Herb Brooks in ‘Miracle on Ice’ because the Snow College offense took the field in the 3rd quarter looking like a completely different team.Sophomore QB Braxton Kerr shook off his first-quarter jitters and connected with TE Ron Tiavaasue for the Badger’s first touchdown of the 2019 campaign. After the defense forced a 3 and out, Kerr led the offense right back to the endzone, this time handing the ball off to RB Shammah Luani who ran 27 yards for the touchdown to take the lead 17-13.The defense continued to give Garden City QB Nate Cox trouble, forcing another 3 and out, giving an opportunity for the Badger’s to add 3 points with another field goal. WR Keashawn McCoy came up with a big play, going 43 yards and a touchdown reception as the Badger’s put up 24 unanswered points leading 27-13 with 1 quarter left to play.But the 2018 NJCAA National Championship runner-ups were not going to go down without a fight. Garden City managed to score two touchdowns in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter, tying the game at 27 apiece.Mitchell’s characteristic no-huddle offense would prove valuable with just under 2 minutes left and needing to score. Kerr found McCoy and redshirt Freshman WR Hunter Harris for first downs. McCoy would pick up another first down catch to set up Pizano for the game-winning field goal, sealing the Badger’s season opener in dramatic fashion with a win.Sophomore DL Shad Pulsipher had a monster game on the defensive side of the ball, recording 2 sacks resulting in a loss of 15 yards. Freshmen LB Owen Fa’amoe and DL Tevita Fotu also had 1 sack each. Sophomore LB Jeremiah Ieremia led the team with 8 tackles.Braxton Kerr had 24 completions out of 38 attempts, throwing for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns. Keashawn McCoy recorded 8 catches for 169 yards and 1 touchdown. Shammah Luani led the rushing game with 14 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.“Our kids are resilient,” Coach Mitchell said in regards to the Badger’s hard-fought win. “They’ll play anyone, anywhere, anytime. Names, dates, and locations change, but our mindset stays the same. Just show up and play ball.”Snow College will prepare to take on No. 10 Butler Community College next Saturday in El Dorado, Kan., this Saturday, August 31st, at 6 p.m. MDT. Mitchell, who lost to Butler as a player in the 2007 NJCAA National Championship game in a double-overtime thriller, looks to get some revenge and record his second ever win as Head Coach.   The game can be heard on KMTI AM 650 & 95.1 FM beginning with a 5:30 pm pregame or online at Mike Trainalast_img read more

Bogdanovic hits 3 at buzzer, Jazz beat Bucks 103-100

first_img Associated Press November 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bogdanovic hits 3 at buzzer, Jazz beat Bucks 103-100 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer as time expired for the last of his 33 points in the Utah Jazz’s 103-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.The shot from the corner capped a remarkable sequence of twists and turns in the final few seconds.Utah’s Donovan Mitchell was driving for a possible winner in regulation when George Hill stripped the ball and called timeout with 2.3 seconds on the clock. Milwaukee inbounded to Khris Middleton, but he traveled as Rudy Gobert flew at him. The clock was reset to 1.3 seconds, giving the Jazz one last chance.Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 28 points in the second half, hit a 3 and made a follow shot to give the Bucks their first and only lead, 89-88, but later fouled out and wasn’t on the court for the dizzying finish.Bogdanovic made five 3-pointers and all 10 free throws on a night when nothing seemed to come easy. Mike Conley had 20 points, and Mitchell finished with 20.Middleton scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe had 22 for Milwaukee. The Bucks had won four in a row.Mitchell’s step-back jumper put Utah up 100-92, but Bledsoe made a couple quick hoops and Middleton made two free throws with 8.0 seconds remaining to knot it at 100.The Jazz led by as many as 25 in the first half, but Antetokounmpo sparked a 21-5 run to start the third quarter and it was tight from there.The Bucks have lost 18 consecutive games since their last road win over the Utah Jazz on Oct. 30, 2001.TIP INSBucks: Brook Lopez picked up his fifth foul midway through the third quarter. … Coach Mike Budenholzer unsuccessfully challenged Antetokounmpo’s sixth foul on a dunk attempt by Gobert with 53.9 seconds to play. … The Bucks forced 20 turnovers.Jazz: Dante Exum is still inactive as he recovers from knee surgery, Ed Davis has a fractured leg and Emmanuel Mudiay sat out with hamstring tightness. … Antetokounmpo poked Bogdanovic in the eye in the foruth quarter and appeared to dislodge his contact lens.UP NEXTBucks: At Oklahoma City on Sunday.Jazz: At Golden State on Monday night. Tags: Bojan Bogdanovich/NBA/Utah Jazz Written bylast_img read more

Aker Energy commits to develop Pecan field offshore Ghana

first_img The Pecan field original plan involved a centralised FPSO. (Credit: Aker Energy) Offshore oil and gas operator Aker Energy has reiterated its commitment to developing the Pecan field located offshore Ghana in the Gulf of Guinea.The development of the field was put on hold in April 2020 due to plunging oil prices and the Covid-19 pandemic.However, Aker Energy said it is now assessing the feasibility of phased development of the Pecan field by implementing conceptual studies.The original plan involved a centralised floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to support the development of the entire Pecan field, as well as tie-ins of all other area resources.According to the firm, the phased development and the utilisation of a redeployed FPSO vessel would substantially reduce the CAPEX. This would result in reduced breakeven cost.Aker Energy seeks to finalise FPSO candidate for redeployment at Pecan fieldAker Energy and partners are currently working on finalising FPSO candidate for redeployment on the basis of technical capabilities and costs.Aker Energy CEO Håvard Garseth said: “Although we have an altered timeline, we are on our way to finding a development concept with a breakeven price that is sustainable and resilient also in a low oil price environment.”As part of the phased approach, Aker Energy plans to commence production with the deployment of first FPSO over a subsea production system for the Pecan field.The work will be followed by the expansion to a second FPSO after a few years, with tie-ins of additional resources.Ghana Deputy Minister of Energy Dr Mohammed Amin Adam said: “Getting projects like the Pecan field in operation is key toward our mission of making Ghana a major producer in West Africa and Africa as a whole.”The field is operated by Aker Energy with 50% stake while other partners include Lukoil (38%), Fueltrade (2%) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10%).Earlier this year, Aker Energy selected Fugro to provide geotechnical and geophysical survey services for the Pecan field. The Pecan field development was put on hold in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and low oil priceslast_img read more

Maintain patient privacy or save a life?

first_imgDoctora at English universities are to be issued with guidance advising them to contact parents if they have serious concerns about the mental health of students.Currently, most universities and college doctors refuse to alert parents, due to concerns that it would be a breach of the student’s right to confidentiality as an adult. Legally, students are still adolescents rather than adults up to the age of 25.This move follows the death of Andrew Kirkman, aged 20, a Physics and Philosophy student at Balliol College, who took his own life in December 2013. Earlier that week he had been told by his tutor to take two terms of medical leave and had seen his college doctor, who prescribed him antidepressants. His parents were unaware he was suffering from depression.The guidance, issued by Dr Geoff Payne, medical director for NHS England in the Thames Valley, reminds GPs that under-25s should be monitored in the first few weeks after starting a course of anti–depressants due to suicide risks.Dr Payne told The Times, “Students who go to elite universities are used to being successful. Coping with any degree of failure becomes difficult, especially if they are socially isolated.“It is hard to argue that, knowing young people might be at risk and knowing their parents might actually protect them, one should not take that step to let them know.” Wendy Kirkman, mother of Andrew Kirkman, said she hoped the advice would save the lives of other students.She told Cherwell, “I’m not entirely sure that Geoff’s comments about disclosure are changing anything, apart from making the situation clearer and giving GPs more explicit guidelines.“People seem to be frozen into inaction by the fear of disclosing information to the parents of students who are over 18, when they have always had the legal right and perhaps obligation to do so anyway. Who an ‘appropriate person’ would be is always open to discussion, but if there is any concern that the parents should not be informed, this decision could be taken at a later juncture once the immediate risk of self harm has been addressed. “There is a lot more to these guidelines than just the question of whether parents should be informed if their student children are suicidal. Closer monitoring of such cases and intensive talking therapies is also recommended,” she added.But Dr Payne’s new guidance protocols have not been met with acclaim in all quarters.Alasdair Lennon, OUSU Vice-President of Welfare & Equal Opportunities cited students’ “right to privacy,” telling Cherwell, “I find these developments deeply concerning and I will be taking measures to oppose them. I have requested an urgent meeting with Dr Geoff Payne, the individual responsible for the guidance. I will also be writing to the Association of College Doctors to express my concern over these developments. I find it immensely worrying that, without consultation, this guidance has been approved, and that our right to privacy has been degraded.”Charles Foster, a medical law tutor, spoke to the legality of broaching doctor-patient confidentiality. Foster explained to Cherwell that, “The law is clear enough, but its application is sometimes not. Doctors owe a duty of confidentiality to their patients. But that does not mean that there is an absolute duty to keep all secrets. Doctors can disclose information if the public interest in disclosure outweighs the interest in maintaining confidentiality.“Where non-disclosure could result in death or serious injury, the secret can be disclosed. “In the case of a depressed young adult the doctor would have to make a judgment about disclosing the diagnosis to a parent. In some cases disclosure might well help to avert a risk of a serious danger. There, the law would support disclosure. Doctors should in every case seek to obtain the patient’s consent to disclosure to a third party.”Marco Narajos, Co-Chair of Oxford mental health campaign Mind Your Head, questioned whether the guidelines would even be effective, telling Cherwell, “The problem with this policy is that it places the blame on the individual. It assumes that if only the individual were able to talk about their feelings to their family, their mental health problem would be resolved. “The problem here isn’t non-disclosure. The problem is the lack of support systems in place, such as long waiting lists to receive psychological therapies, such as CBT and psychodynamic therapy.”Narajos also noted that, “As the General Medical Council outlines in its confi dentiality guidance in ‘Good Medical Practice’, doctors should keep matters confi dential, otherwise patients may be less likely to seek medical attention. The key is to find out from students what they would like to share with whom and in what circumstances. Disclosures are fine if the student consents to it.“Trust is key in the patient-clinician relationship. I would still urge anyone who are having mental health difficulties to seek help – the Counselling Service, peer supporters, welfare officers, college chaplains, Nightline, the Student Advisory Service, the Samaritans, and yes, even GPs.”last_img read more

Bertinet to open second Bath shop

first_imgThe Bertinet Kitchen & Bakery is due to open a new outlet in Bath at the end of November.Run by chef and baker Richard Bertinet and his wife Jo Harrod Bertinet, the new premises, situated next to the train station, will be its second standalone bakery outlet and will be branded as The Bertinet Bakery & Café.Jo Harrod Bertinet told British Baker that the premises were smaller than its other bakery outlet, and would offer a similar range, but with more of an emphasis on food-to-go, due to its location. “It will offer products such as croques monsieur, a range of pasties, quiches and sausage rolls, for example. We may offer a small range of sandwiches, but it won’t be a sandwich bar.“The new outlet will have around eight to 10 covers inside, with more outside in the new square,” she said, adding that they hoped the outlet would be open in time for the Bath Christmas Market.The new bakery is situated in The Vaults a new contemporary dining quarter, which forms part of a new mixed use development at SouthGate in Bath.last_img read more

Medeski And Martin Welcome Nels Cline & Special Guests In NYC [Full Audio]

first_imgLast week, Medeski Martin & Wood were gearing up to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a multi-night run in New York, NY. Those best laid plans went awry, however, when Chris Wood underwent emergency surgery on tour with The Wood Brothers, and was in the hospital recovering.While Chris Wood was on the mend, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline stepped up and joined the jazz ensemble for a last-minute, no-holds-barred performance at Le Poisson Rouge. Though not exactly a makeup show – the original performances were rescheduled – the night of Medeski Martin & Cline certainly filled the hearts of those eager for some free-form jazz. With special guest appearances from Julian Lage, Steven Bernstein and Chris Lightcap, this was a night to remember.Fortunately, thanks to taper Matt Moricle, a full recording of the show is available. Listen in to the magical jamming of this insane trio, below.[Photo via tangopresents // Instagram]last_img read more

Oteil Burbridge Pens Beautiful Tribute To Brother Kofi Burbridge

first_imgLast week was a difficult one for the jam band community, as word spread about the passing of multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge. The Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist/vocalist passed away on Friday at the age of 57, following years of ongoing cardiac issues.Rest In Peace, Kofi BurbridgeTedeschi Trucks Band Plays Through The News Of Kofi Burbridge’s Passing With Live Debut Of New RecordIn addition to his former bandmates and collaborators, our deepest condolences go out to Kofi’s brother, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band). If you were to ever ask Oteil who his biggest musical influence was, he’d say his brother Kofi. He is the reason Oteil started playing drums, and then bass: to jam with his older brother who displayed immense talent during their childhood. They went on to play together in Knee-Deep, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Frogwings, and Tedeschi Trucks Band together, and cherished the opportunities to collaborate deeply.On Tuesday, Oteil posted a heartfelt tribute to his big brother on his blog.Kofi was my first and biggest hero. He still is. Even though I know all of his human frailties, and even things that used to frustrate me, I will never be any less in awe of his superpowers. They were discovered at a very early age. I thought he was normal as a kid. I didn’t realize how advanced he was until I started playing in high school bands and saw the difference. Trying to keep up with him made me a better player more quickly than most kids my age. I never did catch up to him. There are so many things that I still wanted to learn from him. He was my teacher.I so wanted Kofi to be the one to teach Nigel how to play keyboards. But just as much, I wanted to watch Nigel crawl in his lap as he watched his cartoons like he does with me. I wanted him to see Nigel ride his big boy bike without his training wheels. I wanted Nigel to grow up just knowing and be influenced by the sweetness of his Uncle Kofi.My mom told Jess, “Kofi lived a full and rich life from a very early age.” He started sitting in with jazz legends by age nine. He was making the newspapers in Washington D.C. by that same time. He traveled to Russia with a Washington D.C. theatre company at age 14. He was composing amazing jazz, jazz-rock fusion and classical music by high school. Later on he recorded many records with Derek Trucks Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band and so many others. He got to play and record with his biggest hero, Herbie Hancock. He got to play one of the inaugural balls for the first black president ever elected. He won two Grammys. He traveled the world many times over. He played all the jazz festivals that we dreamed of playing as teenagers. He made almost all of his dreams come true and some we didn’t even know we had. His cup certainly ran over. His death has revealed to me what an indelible mark Kofi made on the music world. The outpouring of love and support from the community has meant so much to me and my family.In the last couple of weeks we had made so many plans about things that we were finally going to get to. His solo record, things that we were going to do under the banner of the Burbridge Brothers, things that we wanted to do with our nephews Kamau and Khalil, and whatever other flights of fancy flew through our heads. Lucky for me, he did get to play his first full set of Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead music with Oteil & Friends in Santa Cruz and Buffalo last year. I was looking forward to watching him discover the great beauty of the rest of that catalogue as he learned more and more songs. He really loved it as you can hear on those shows and his flute playing was particularly inspired those nights. You could hear the reaction from the crowd that they felt it too. Those were my last two shows with him where we played together all night.I have to accept that he is gone. It gets a little harder each day but there are some things that give me comfort. Kofi loved to fly and he often talked about getting his pilot’s license. I picture him in my head giggling to himself that now that he is unencumbered by a body, he can fly so fast and to so many places. Maybe all at once. He’s got to be digging that. People are posting all of these jams that they caught of us together. I can’t even remember them all but that telltale hand-in-glove fit that we had together makes itself evident so quickly that I can’t help but laugh out loud. I laugh through tears mostly of course. But it does make me feel better. It truly does. Because most musicians will probably never know what that’s like. Even if you grow up playing together, unless you’re sharing that much DNA it’s just not the same. I’ll never forget when jazz drummer Billy Drummond said to Kofi and I “I think it’s time that the Burbridge Brothers met the Wooten Brothers!” We said, “Who are the Wooten Brothers?” Haha!I had an idea one day that I talked to Kofi about. I wanted to do a stage at a festival that was dedicated to brothers. The Wooten brothers, the Wood brothers, the Evans brothers, the Dickinson brothers, the Trucks brothers… you get the idea. And we weren’t going to leave out our sisters either. I hope somebody out there will do this in memory of Kofi and I hope that they call it the Kofi Burbridge Memorial Brothers and Sisters Stage. And I hope they will let me get up there even though my brother is gone. All of you musician brothers and sisters out there please play as many shows together as you can. You just never know how much time you have left together.One beautiful thing that has come out of this horrible nightmare is that we now have a new family member to whom we are so greatly indebted that there couldn’t be any way to repay her. Her name is Laura Holl and she was by Kofi’s side through his aneurysm, surgery and recovery in 2017 and again this second time. She spent every day in the hospital with him for two months straight. She never left his side. She gave him strength and love and hope for a new future. And I am so heartbroken for her because Kofi was finally going to settle down with her, and know for the first time in his life what it was like to build, cultivate and enjoy a happy home. She was not only there for Kofi but also for me and my entire family. She is our sister now and forever more.  I’m so sorry Laura. You did the hardest things any wife could ever be asked to do without any of the credit or privileges. I am so sad that you never got to experience a new beginning with him.I have Kofi’s laptop and three external hard drives with who knows how much music that he composed on them. Anyone that knows Kofi knows what a computer geek he was. I am going to try my best to record all of the tunes he wrote. I hope I can find the ones that he wrote in high school. They are still some of my favorites and in my opinion some of his best ever. I guarantee that you have only heard the tip of the iceberg of what was floating around in his head. If I am lucky enough to find them I will record as many of them as I can. He has jazz, latin, fusion, funk, heavy metal (for video games), classical, and hybrids blending all of these and more together all at once. He had such a beautiful mind.You couldn’t help but love Kofi if you got to spend any time with him. From just meeting him casually you could hardly realize what a genius he was. He was so laid back and humble. I wish he knew how much he was really appreciated and loved and respected in our community. The tributes on the marquees of the Beacon Theatre, The Capitol Theatre and the Warner Theatre in our hometown of Washington D.C. made me cry so hard. I’m sure that he knows now but that is small consolation for me still on this side of the veil. I know that he knows how much we’re hurting down here. But it also makes me smile when I think about how much he loved planets, solar systems, constellations, galaxies, universes, extra terrestrials and aliens because I know he is flying, and exploring, and seeing all of it for himself. Fly free, Kofi. Fly free my sweet brother.I love you so much man.Rest in Peace, Kofi Burbridge. There will be few spirits, minds, humor, and talents like yours to follow.last_img read more

Compliance and Trust as the Foundation of Digital Transformation

first_imgToday’s digital enterprises are expected to drive new levels of consumer and workforce engagement, business efficiency and operational excellence. Yet, most organizations are challenged with rapidly expanding and complex business environments, including the exponential growth of regulatory and legal requirements across a much wider range of unstructured data. How can organizations build a foundation of compliance and security while undergoing digital transformation? Enter EMC…On the heels of EMC’s position as a Leader in the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM), I’m pleased to share that Gartner has once again recognized EMC’s offerings in its first-ever Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Content Management: Compliance and Records Management report, published on December 8, 2015.With the expanding compliance and legal challenges faced by both regulated and unregulated industries, this Gartner report signifies the ever-increasing importance of comprehensive content management. We believe we continue to demonstrate a leadership position in this industry, as evidenced by the fact that EMC received among the highest scores for retention policies and schedules, regulations/certifications and imaging. In addition, EMC products or services scored 4.10 out of a possible 5.0 for regulatory compliance and 4.06 out of 5.0 for long-term digital records preservation.With our rich heritage, we understand records and compliance management is a discipline that provides great business value. This includes everything from preservation of vital records, legal discovery and accessibility, through the creation and dissemination of policies and retention schedules, and extending to other essential functions that reach beyond safeguarding information assets. By offering this comprehensive set of next-generation ECM technologies, our focus is on shaping solutions that meet all of the content management needs of the digital economy. It’s also on creating agile digital governance structures that customers can trust as they adapt and adopt new digital strategies.EMC consistently leads the way in the content management industry and that’s why we continue to be on the short list of leading ECM vendors. And the numbers don’t lie. Our Documentum ECM product portfolio, including the Documentum Records Suite, provides a comprehensive solution that has the strength and capabilities required to manage critical enterprise content in this era of digital transformation.As your organization undergoes these changes, be sure to ask yourself: is your content in good hands? Have you built a foundation of trust?last_img read more

German draft doesn’t recommend AstraZeneca jab for over-65s

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — A draft recommendation from Germany’s vaccination advisory committee calls for offering the AstraZeneca vaccine only to people ages 18 to 64 for now. The committee cites what it says is insufficient data to judge its effectiveness for older people. The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the AstraZeneca vaccine for use in the 27-nation European Union on Friday. It will be the third cleared for use in the EU after the BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. AstraZeneca said after Thursday’s release of the German advisory committee’s draft that “the latest analyses of clinical trial data for the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine support efficacy in the over 65 years age group.”last_img