Dixie State Men’s Basketball Announces Nine New Players For 2018-19 Season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Fresh off of a solid 2017-18 season, Dixie State men’s basketball announced the signing of nine new players for the upcoming season Thursday.Head coach Jon Judkins announced four four-year transfers in junior forward Cameron Chatwin, formerly of Saint Martin’s, junior forward Matt Conway from Division I Albany and sophomore Weber State transfers, guard Riley Cook and sophomore forward Eric Patten.Additionally, Judkins has brought in three junior college transfers, guards Jack Pagenkopf, Andre Wilson and Dason Youngblood and two freshmen, forward Clayton Southwick and guard Jacob Nicolds.Chatwin, a Gilbert, Ariz. product out of Desert Ridge High School averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds for Dixie State’s fellow Division II Saint Martin’s Saints.Conway is out of Chandler, Ariz. and Salt Lake Community College and Pleasant Grove High School was the 2014 Class-5-A Utah State high school MVP.Court, a product of Pleasant Grove and Pleasant Grove High School was a two-time all-state pick after averaging 22.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Vikings.Patten is a 6-6, 240-pound prospect out of Orange, Calif. and Cuyamaca (Calif.) College who comes to Dixie State after redshirting at Weber State.Pagenkopf is out of Olathe, Kan. and Blue Valley High School and played last season at Howard College (Texas) averaging 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Hawks.Wilson is a 6-4 190-pounder out of Corona, Calif. and Patriot High School and played two seasons at Riverside (Calif.) Community College. He averaged 16.4 points and 2.5 assists as a sophomore for the Tigers.Youngblood is a 6-2 190-pound prospect out of Bingham High School of South Jordan, Utah and Skagit Valley (Wash.) JC.  He averaged 13.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Cardinals last season.Nicolds is a 6-5 200-pounder out of Gilbert, Ariz. and averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Gilbert High Tigers.Southwick is a 6-7 210-pound prospect out of Palmer, Alaska and Palmer High School who posted 19.6 rebounds and 8.6 rebounds as well as four assists per contest for the Moose. Brad James Written by Tags: Andre Wilson/Cameron Chatwin/Clayton Southwick/Dason Youngblood/Dixie State men’s basketball/Eric Patten/Jack Pagenkopf/Jacob Nicolds/Jon Judkins/Riley Cook August 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Announces Nine New Players For 2018-19 Seasonlast_img read more

Reyes on Batang Gilas’ tough odds in U17 World Cup: Remember 2014

first_imgView comments Basketball history suggests not to count out the Philippines ahead of another World Cup stint.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The country faces a tall order in the Under-17 tilt in Argentina, but Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes reminded everyone of the last time the Philippines competed in a Basketball World Cup.“Croatia was plus-20 and Argentina was plus-30 and we took both of those teams to the last possession,” said Reyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReyes steered Gilas to breakthrough campaign in the 2014 World Cup in Spain and he thinks the Philippine youth team can do the same two months from now.“You’ll never know. The fact is the team is there. And every time they’re there, they will always have a chance to win,” Reyes said. “It’s a good test and barometer on where we stand but really, we believe that with enough preparations and proper preparations we can compete with these teams,” said the younger Reyes, who serves as deputy to head coach Mike Oliver. “As you can see, we are not the small team anymore. We know, physically, we can hang with these guys.”“We have to believe that we can compete. We’re not preparing to go on vacation, we’re preparing to compete.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Batang Gilas, which is ranked 31st, is slotted in Group D together with No. 7 Argentina, No. 8 Croatia and No. 9 France.“Honestly, we haven’t looked at the teams yet. But just the names of those countries alone, they’re very tough,” said Batang Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes.“But I believe with the proper preparation, especially in this age group level, I think we can really compete and the aim is to surprise people and see how far we can go. The first goal is to get into the next round.”With the 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto, who led the team’s fourth-place finish in the Fiba U-16 Asian Championship in Foshan, China, Reyes said size is not that of a concern for the Philippines unlike before.What’s crucial, however, is having ample time to prepare.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Take a Sho’t Left through Soweto

first_img25 March 2009Bungee-jumping between Soweto’s Orlando Towers, driving around the township in a double-decker-open-top bus, and visiting the Apartheid Museum made my Sho’t Left tour a humdinger of an escapade.My epic day began when I woke early on a Thursday morning in the middle of March, feeling a bit feeble. My mind whispered that if I persisted in my decision to take that “sho’t left,” it would lead to something extreme later on in the day. Nonetheless, I went ahead.With a stressful working environment, the tour was perfect because I was in dire need of something to invigorate my spirits and relieve the tensions of my deadline-driven days.So off I set for Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg’s cultural precinct, to meet the rest of the crew invited along the tour. I arrived as the sun’s rays broke through the clouds. At that moment, I put on my shades to protect my somnolent eyes from the harsh ultraviolet rays. And we’re offThe first stop is Museum Africa; we are told that it is Joburg’s major history and cultural museum.As we walk in, a scrum of photographers and journalists unpack their backpacks and take out their cameras and notepads. Mzwakhe Mahlangu, a tour guide, tells us these are important tools for the tour.Museum AfricaMahlangu says the Museum Africa building, which used to be the city’s fruit and vegetable market, was erected in 1913; in recent times it has been transformed into a more modern edifice, with two pillars embellishing its façade.The museum comprises a vast collection of exhibitions, paintings and objects that have been collected since the 1930s; “They all retell South Africa’s history,” Mahlangu says.Most of the museum’s exhibitions are permanent and illustrate the transformation of lifestyles – from the archaic age to urbanisation – in the area of Johannesburg. “These exhibitions define Johannesburg’s position in South Africa’s complex history,” Mahlangu adds.There are seven permanent displays, themes of which have been chosen to echo the complex economic, social, political and geographical history of the country, with emphasis on urbanisation in Johannesburg since the embryonic phase to the discovery of gold in 1886.On the second floor there is an eye-catching display of the San rock art, housed in a reconstructed shelter.Museum Africa is at 121 Bree Street, Newtown. To book a tour, phone 011 833 5624 or e-mail [email protected] is free, and the museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm. It is closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and the Day of Goodwill.Apartheid MuseumNext stop is another museum, the Apartheid Museum, which brings back memories of high school history lessons.To enter, you need to use your plastic ticket, which resemble the old pass books, on which were printed the words “white” and “non-white”. Pass books were part of the apartheid government’s racial segregation policy.Inside, the experience is mainly audiovisual. There are a number of television screens showing footage of the history of South Africa under the apartheid government – from life in the townships to black and white resistance and the establishment of Afrikaner nationalism. The footage has been collected from around the world.The Apartheid Museum is on the corner of Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, in Ormonde, in the south. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 5pm. For more information or to book a tour, phone 011 496 1822, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.apartheidmuseum.org.We leave the Apartheid Museum at noon, under a blazing sun. I open a cooldrink can and a packet of chips to while away the time on our way to Soweto, the great township in Joburg’s southwest.Soccer CityWe swiftly drive past the African calabash, the 90 000-seat Soccer City. It is to host the opening ceremony and first match and the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The stadium was built in 1987, and some of the biggest and most memorable matches in South Africa’s soccer history have been played on its field.Soccer City is undergoing a R1.5-billion facelift for the World Cup. Construction started in early 2007 and is expected to be finished by July. Next door is Safa House, the headquarters of the South African Football Association. World football body Fifa and the 2010 Local Organising Committee are based in the building.The design of the new stadium was inspired by the African calabash, we are told.Heading further south, the area around Soccer City is receiving a major upgrade; the Soweto Highway has been widened and will form part of Joburg’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, easing the commute between Soweto and the city.AS we enter the township via Diepkloof there is a sudden change in the atmosphere; a certain kasi-vibe and fervour can be felt. Youngsters loiter on street corners; mothers sweep their yards with babies strapped on their backs.When they see the bus, they shout, ululate and wave in delight, with huge smiles adorning their faces – to the chagrin of the taxi drivers who just want to overtake. We are travelling well within the speed limit of 60 kilometres an hour, getting a clearer view of Soweto and its residents.Bungee!The weather has cooled by the time we arrive at the Orlando Towers at the old Orlando Power Station, with a breeze blowing across Orlando Dam. Because of time, this is the final stop – and we are about to bungee jump between the towers.Before I sign my life away – well, that’s another way of looking at an indemnity form – I am handed a leaflet which reads “ONLY 1 in 100 will dare. ARE YOU THE ONE”? To think this would scare me from daring to do it – not a chance.Taking the lift to the top of the tower, a scary thought creeps into my mind; but I ignore it.As a first time bungee-jumper, the serenity I feel is not normal. So I ask around, “What is wrong with me? Why aren’t my nerves kicking in?” But whatever, I am still adamant I’ll jump.On the tower roof, I enjoy the panorama of Soweto and its gentle air that crawls into my lungs. I am left frantic by this experience; however, I remain potent and capable.“At the count of three, you jump,” an instructor whispers into my ear. Before I jump, I become garrulous to delay the activity, and heave a deep sigh when I see the actual distance from the top. But before the instructor reaches three, my body is aloft and I realise that I have conquered my worst fear. Then, as I am being lowered down, my eyes are filled with tears of joy. I realise that if I can do this, I can do anything.MuralThis is the end of the tour, and we head back to Jozi, where a Sho’t Left mural is being unveiled next to Sophiatown, a restaurant in Newtown.Phumi Dhlomo, the director of Africa and domestic tours at SA Tourism, says the tour fitted perfectly with the unveiling of the mural and the agency’s plan to “take Sho’t Left to the streets”.Explaining the idea behind the mural, Dhlomo says the agency used “street art to depict what tourism is all about and allowing our brand custodians – the South African public – to take ownership of it”.It was inspired by the agency’s new strategy and target market of young professionals, Dhlomo notes. “The mural will communicate with our target market in a manner most suitable to them – hence a Sho’t Left mural in graffiti.”Brightly painted on a yellow background, the mural contains the Sho’t Left trademark and its web address, a person bungee-jumping at the Orlando Towers, and three young travellers – one reading a book on Gauteng, the other taking pictures, the third shooting footage on a video camera. There is a catchy map of South Africa and a phrase. It was painted by acclaimed local graffiti artists Breeze, Hac 1 and Rasty.SA Tourism believes that graffiti plays a major role in promoting youth culture, while bringing dead walls to life.The Sho’t Left mural is painted “where people live and work”, Dhlomo notes, adding that his agency is optimistic it will have an affect on people’s daily lives “while bringing different forms of art into the public sphere”.Sho’t Left“The basic premise of our domestic marketing campaign is “go on a Sho’t Left – it is easy, affordable fun with friends.’”Sho’t Left is an initiative of SA Tourism designed to showcase world-class tourism destinations in South Africa, and attract people from all walks of life to visit at least one heritage site in their lifetime. The main target is young South Africans to become travellers.Tourism is a big money spinner. According to statistics compiled by the agency, domestic trips decreased by 23 percent in 2007. About 12.7-million South African adults took an average of 2.8 trips in 2007 compared to 12-million in 2006. This helped generate about R21.3-billion in 2007; an increase of 29 percent over the R16.5-billion in 2006.The major beneficiaries of domestic tourism in 2007 were KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, with both provinces being the source and destination of the majority of domestic trips.To book a Sho’t Left tour of Joburg and Soweto, call the Johannesburg Tourism Authority on 011 214 0700, the Gauteng Tourism Authority on 011 639 1600, or go to www.visitgauteng.net.The R1 152 tour includes a drive down Vilakazi Street in Orlando West. It is the only street in the world that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, the Earth Hour patron, and Nelson Mandela.The fee includes a half-day tour of Soweto, two nights’ accommodation at the four-star Protea Hotel in Rosebank, and a Thompsons draw-string backpack.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

A million flags to fly in Soweto

first_img30 June 2010South Africans living in the greater Johannesburg area are being urged to join the One Million Flags March through Soweto on Friday, 3 July to show their support for Africa’s first Fifa World Cup.The march will ensure local fans still keep the momentum of what has so far been phenomenal support for football’s greatest showpiece.OptimisticMusician Arthur Mafokate says: “In the wake of Bafana Bafana’s going out in style from the world’s most spectacular tournament, South Africans remain optimistic and support the teams that are left in the tournament.“To show South Africa’s patriotism, passion and love for the game, different corporate companies and the government have partnered to continue to show they are good hosts.”It is not about Bafana, he explains; it is to show that South Africa is a beautiful nation and that its people can still celebrate even if the national team did not make it into the Round of 16. The way in which South Africans celebrate the World Cup will hopefully leave a lasting impression on visitors, which will bring them back to the country with their families in the future.March movementsStarting from Baralink Taxi Rank in Diepkloof at 10:00 sharp, the march will go to Maponya Mall, moving towards Jabulani Mall, then to Dobsonville Mall, towards Protea Gardens Mall, Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Kliptown, and end at Elkah Stadium in Rockville.A host of proudly South African individuals will participate. Mafokate says the nation should “embrace visitors and make them feel loved”.The One Million Flags March is being held 15 days before the birthday of Nelson Mandela. His birthday, on 18 July, is celebrated around the world as Nelson Mandela Day.“Let’s come together and celebrate with the world. The World Cup is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Mafokate.Raising the South African flagThe march is set to focus on everyone raising South Africa’s flag in support of the country’s world-class hosting of the prestigious tournament. “The One Million Flags March will take to the air through the streets of Soweto, and if it’s successful it may be extended to other parts of the country.”He points out that, to local artists, the World Cup is “like a key opening a door for the whole world to know about us”.Confident that the march will attract one million people, Mafokate believes that not only people in Soweto but from surrounding areas will join.Wavin’ FlagSomali-Canadian rapper and musician K’naan will perform his Wavin’ Flag song at the Fifa Fan Fest™ at Elkah Stadium, where the march will end.The march comes after Fifa and the Organising Committee noted concerns that Bafana’s early elimination would affect the number of people in South Africa supporting the football and could break down the unity seen before the team’s exit.“Let us [South Africans] be the rainbow nation we are known to be,” Mafokate says. “It’s about the legacy [the World Cup] will leave behind.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (AP). Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens were turning the Super Bowl into a rout when, without even a flicker of warning, the power went off. When the game resumed 34 minutes later, the San Francisco 49ers were the ones playing lights out.Instead of a blowout, the blackout turned the big game into a shootout.The Ravens survived the frenzied comeback by the 49ers for a thrilling 34-31 win at the Superdome on Sunday night and their second NFL championship in 11 years.How could it be any other way? Its never pretty. Its never perfect. But its us, coach John Harbaugh said after winning the sibling showdown with younger brother Jim. It was us today.Barely.Leading by 22 points when most of the Superdome lights and the scoreboards went dark early in the third quarter, the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on after the momentum strangely swung to the 49ers. San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree was bumped in the end zone on the 49ers final offensive play — the contact appeared incidental — but coach Jim Harbaugh insisted a penalty should have been called.Theres no question in my mind that there was a pass interference and then a hold, Jim Harbaugh said.As for the foul-up at Americas biggest sporting event, officials revealed that an abnormality in the power system triggered an automatic shutdown, forcing backup systems to kick in. But no one was sure what caused the initial problem.Everything changed after that, though, until Ray Lewis and Co. shut it down. But there were plenty of white-knuckle moments and the Ravens (14-6) had to make four stops inside their 7 at the end.I think it speaks to our resolve, speaks to our determination, speaks to our mental toughness, John Harbaugh said. That is what wins and loses games.For a Super Bowl with so many subplots, it almost had to end with a flourish.Flaccos arrival as a championship quarterback coincides with Lewis retirement — with a second Super Bowl ring no less. The win capped a sensational month since the star linebacker announced he was leaving the game after 17 Hall of Fame-caliber years.At 4 hours, 14 minutes, it was the longest Super Bowl ever.The loss of power left players from both sides stretching and chatting with each other. It also slowed Baltimores surge, and that was considerable after Jacoby Jones 108-yard kickoff return and Flaccos three touchdown passes made it 28-6.Flaccos big start boosted him to the MVP award.They have to give it to one guy and Im not going to complain that I got it, said Flacco, who soon will get a rich new contract. His current deal expired with this win.Down by three TDs, back came San Francisco (13-5-1) in search of its sixth Lombardi Trophy in as many tries.As far as the power going out, that didnt change anything for us, tight end Vernon Davis said.Yet they got back in the game almost immediately.Michael Crabtrees 31-yard touchdown reception on which he broke two tackles made it 28-13. A couple minutes later, Frank Gores 6-yard run followed a 32-yard punt return by Ted Ginn Jr., and the 49ers were within eight.Ray Rices fumble at his 24 led to David Akers 34-yard field goal, but Baltimore woke up for a long drive leading to rookie Justin Tuckers 19-yard field goal.San Francisco wasnt done challenging, though, and Colin Kaepernicks 15-yard TD run, the longest for a quarterback in a Super Bowl, made it 31-29. A 2-point conversion pass failed when the Ravens blitzed.Tucker added a 38-yarder with 4:19 remaining, setting up the frantic finish.Kaepernick couldnt get the 49ers into the end zone on the final three plays, and Ravens punter Sam Koch took a safety for the final score with 4 seconds left. Kochs free kick was returned by Ginn to midfield as time ran out.The Harbaughs then met at midfield amid the Ravens confetti-laden celebrations.Its very tough, John Harbaugh said, referring to their conversation. Its a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be. Its very painful.Only one other championship game in the NFLs 80-year title game history, Pittsburghs 35-31 win over Dallas in 1979, featured both teams scoring at least 30 points.In the first half, Flacco was as brilliant as Tom Brady, Joe Montana or Terry Bradshaw ever were in the NFLs biggest game. The only quarterback to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons — his coach holds the same distinction — was nearly perfect. Overall, Flacco threw for 11 touchdowns to tie a postseason record, and had no interceptions.The Ravens stumbled into the playoffs with four defeats in its last five regular-season games as Lewis recovered from a torn right triceps and Flacco struggled. Harbaugh even fired his offensive coordinator in December, a stunning move with the postseason so close.But that — and every other move Harbaugh, Flacco and the Ravens made since — were right on target. Just like Flaccos TD passes of 13 yards to Anquan Boldin, 1 to Dennis Pitta and 56 to Jones in the first half, tying a Super Bowl record.New Orleans native Jones, one of the heroes in a double-overtime playoff win at Denver, seemed to put the game away with his record 108-yard sprint with the second-half kickoff.Soon after, the lights went out — and when they came back on, the Ravens were almost powerless to slow the 49ers.Until the final moments.The final series of Ray Lewis career was a goal-line stand, Harbaugh said.Lewis sprawled on all fours, face-down on the turf, after the end zone incompletion.Its no greater way, as a champ, to go out on your last ride with the men that I went out with, with my teammates, Lewis said. And you looked around this stadium and Baltimore! Baltimore! We coming home, baby! We did it!It was a bitter loss for Jim Harbaugh, the coach who turned around the Niners in the last two years and brought them to their first Super Bowl in 18 years. His team made a similarly stunning comeback in the NFC championship at Atlanta, but couldnt finish it off against Baltimore.Our guys battled back to get back in, the 49ers coach said. I thought we battled right to the brink of winning.The 49ers couldnt have been sloppier in the first half, damaging their chances with penalties — including one on their first play that negated a 20-yard gain — poor tackling and turnovers. Rookie LaMichael James fumbled at the Baltimore 25 to ruin an impressive drive, and the Ravens converted that with Flaccos 1-yard pass to Pitta for a 14-3 lead.On San Franciscos next offensive play, Kaepernick threw behind Randy Moss and always dependable safety Ed Reed picked it off. A huge scuffle followed that brought both Harbaughs onto the field and saw both sides penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.Reed, also a New Orleans native, tied the NFL record for postseason picks with his ninth.Baltimore didnt pounce on that mistake for points. Instead, Tuckers fake field goal run on fourth-and-9 came up a yard short when Chris Culliver slammed him out of bounds.The Ravens simply shrugged, forced a three-and-out, and then unleashed Jones deep. Just as he did to Denver, he flashed past the secondary and caught Flaccos fling. He had to wait for the ball, fell to the ground to grab it, but was untouched by a Niner. Up he sprang, cutting left and using his speed to outrun two defenders to the end zone.Desperate for some points, the 49ers completed four passes and got a 15-yard roughing penalty against Haloti Ngata, who later left with a knee injury. But again they couldnt cross the goal line, Paul Kruger got his second sack of the half on third down, forcing a second Akers field goal, from 27 yards.When Jones began the second half by sprinting up the middle virtually untouched — he is the second player with two TDs of 50 yards or more in a Super Bowl, tying Washingtons Ricky Sanders in 1988 — the rout was on.Then it wasnt.Everybody had their hand on this game, 49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis said. We point the fingers at nobody. We win together and we lose together, and today we lost it. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

CRA scammers continue to target the Peace region

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP have received countless phone calls reporting aggressive contacts from people claiming to be collecting money for the Canada Revenue Agency.The scam often involves telling the victim that taxes are owed and they must be paid immediately or there will be a warrant for their arrest. The caller will then request payment in the form of gift cards or prepaid credit cards. Callers may even “spoof” a phone number so that the call will appear as the CRA on call display.Residents in the B.C. Peace are also sharing on facebook, copies of text messages that suggest in order to receive your child benefit payment, you should click a link to share your auto deposit information. Do not click the link. A copy of the text message being sent to area residents asking for banking information.Please keep the following information in mind:There is no legitimate agency, CRA, RCMP, or otherwise, that will accept payment in the form of gift cards or prepaid credit cards.If you feel the call may be legitimate, hang up the phone and look up the number for the CRA to call and get verification. Do not call back the number on your call display.If the caller alludes to police or RCMP involvement, hang up and call your local RCMP or police detachment directly for verification.Please report any calls of this nature to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre.ca. If you’ve received a phone call like this and paid out money or gift cards, please attend the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment to file a report.last_img read more

No date set for TrumpXi summit trade parleys on White House

first_imgWashington DC: No date has been set yet for a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the White House said on Monday noting that the trade negotiations between the two countries still continues. “In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We’re continuing the negotiations with China.” “When we have an announcement for the two leaders to sit down, we’ll certainly let you know,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her news conference. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingShe was responding to questions on reports that a summit meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the US state of Florida has been put off as China considers the US President as “unreliable” in view of him walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sanders ridiculed such a view. “I would say that’s absurd. The President is going to make a deal if it’s a good deal. He’s going to make a deal if it’s in the best interest of America. If he doesn’t feel like it’s a good deal, it’s not worth just signing a piece of paper,” Sanders Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiangsaid. She argued that the President didn’t feel like what was on the table was enough. “The President is 100 per cent committed to denuclearization of the Peninsula, and he’s going to make sure that whatever we do furthers that process.” “We’ll see what happens with North Korea, the same way we’re going to see what happens in the negotiations with China. They’re ongoing,” she said. Trump is going to make sure whatever deal the US gets is in its best interest — that it’s fair and reciprocal trade; that it protects intellectual property; and that it actually has safeguards to make sure that the Chinese follow through with whatever commitments that they make, Sanders said. The two leaders will sit down for talks only when the negotiations are complete, she asserted.last_img read more

By the numbers Ohio State rolls Penn State as Barrett takes control

OSU redshirt sophomore QB J.T. Barrett (16) stiff arms Penn State redshirt sophomore defensive end Garrett Sickels (90) during a game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 17. OSU won, 38-10. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOn Saturday morning, the Big Ten East’s four heavyweights (Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State) were all undefeated in conference play and a combined 22-2 on the season (those two losses were against currently undefeated teams in Utah and Temple). After a stunning victory by Michigan State and an excellent performance by OSU, the true top dogs of the division have become just a little more clear.With the season already halfway done, OSU coach Urban Meyer still seems no closer to deciding on which quarterback will take the reins to the offense than he did during the entire offseason. After OSU’s most dominant performance of the season, however, it doesn’t seem to matter. At least not yet.Despite once again falling behind early and failing to score in the first quarter, the OSU offense stepped on the gas in the second and put up 21 unanswered points against a stout Penn State defense en route to a 38-10 blowout win.Ever since Meyer began to phase J.T. Barrett into the game more last week, the redshirt sophomore quarterback has been electric, leading the Buckeye offense to 10 touchdowns and a field goal in 11 red zone appearances. Barrett finished the game completing all four of his passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 102 yards and two more touchdowns on 11 carries on the ground.Redshirt junior Cardale Jones ended the game 9-of-15 passing for 84 yards, his lowest yardage total for the season. Meanwhile, junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, a stalwart for the Buckeye offense, pounded away 153 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. In total, OSU managed to gain 429 yards and 25 first downs against one of the top defenses in the nation.Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg, claimed by some to be the highest-rated quarterback for next year’s NFL draft, was ineffective all night long, finishing the night 7-of-13 passing for 120 yards. However, true freshman running back Saquon Barkley looked impressive for the Nittany Lions as he gashed the Buckeye defense for 194 yards on 26 carries after missing the previous two games for Penn State.Penn State will host a struggling Maryland team next week as it fights to become bowl eligible, while OSU will travel to Rutgers in search of its nation-leading 21st straight victory. By the numbers:4: OSU’s current win streak against Penn State, its longest in the history of the programs.17-13: The all-time record between Penn State and OSU, favoring the Buckeyes.1: The amount of losses OSU has suffered against Big Ten competition at night in Ohio Stadium. The team that beat them? Penn State in 2008 by a score of 13-6.23: The number of consecutive games in which redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas has caught a pass for the Buckeyes. He currently leads the team with 433 yards and 30 receptions.108,423: The number of fans crammed inside the ‘Shoe last night, the second-largest crowd in history to watch the Buckeyes play.9: After last night, Elliott became the ninth running back in OSU history to rush for 3,000-plus career yards. He currently has 3,028 yards to his name.38: Under current coach James Franklin, Penn State prides itself on having a great defense.  The 38 points put up by the Buckeyes were the most given up by Penn State in a game since 2013, when the Nittany Lions also played in Columbus and got embarrassed 63-14. 3: Since 2010, Penn State has allowed its opponents to rush for more than 300 yards in a game only three times. All three times, it was against the Buckeyes inside Ohio Stadium. read more

Emery hopes Pochettino rejects Manchester United job

first_imgTottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly linked to Manchester United following Jose Mourinho’s sacking on Tuesday.Unai Emery – Arsenal’s manager – talked about his Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, saying he seems happy at his current club, and that he should reject offers from other teams. Emery says Tottenham improved under Pochettino, and that he wants the Spurs to remain a competitive squad, for Arsenal’s sake.“I think he’s very happy at Tottenham,” Emery told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.“I think he’s coaching a very big team with very big players, and now they are in the Champions League – they are also in a better position in the Premier League than Manchester United.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I think his performance at Tottenham is very big.“I don’t know if he’s thinking to change for another club, but I am looking at him with a very big commitment to Tottenham, and he’s creating a good performance, a good idea at Tottenham. Tottenham improved a lot with him.“Their level now is very big. They have very good players, the coach is working very well, they are winning a lot of matches.“When they are on the ball they are a very organized team, movement, they like a lot to be in possession, progress with the passes, with quality, are physically very hard, and have attacking players with very big performances now.”last_img read more