Huntley, Penisini, Moss Earn Weekly Honors

first_imgNovember 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Huntley, Penisini, Moss Earn Weekly Honors Robert Lovell Tags: John Penisini/Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards/Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week/Tyler Huntley/Utah Utes Football/Zack Moss Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO – University of Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley and defensive tackle John Penisini have been named Pac-12 Players of the Week for their performances against Washington on Saturday. Huntley earned his second offensive nod of the season (and third of his career) while Penisini earns his first career defensive lineman honor. In addition, running back Zack Moss has been named the Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week.The Utes have earned eight Pac-12 player of the week selections this season – three defensive, three defensive line and two offensive with Penisini joining Huntley, Leki Fotu, Bradlee Anae and Francis Bernard as honorees.Moss is Utah’s second player this year to earn weekly honors from the Rose Bowl, joining Huntley, who earned the honor after Utah’s win over Washington State.Huntley earned his 20th career victory as a starting quarterback at Utah with the win, throwing for 284 yards (19-of-24, 1 TD, 0 INT). In the second half, Huntley completed 11-of-12 passes for 184 yards and rushed for a touchdown to propel Utah to the victory. He is currently ranked fifth in FBS in ESPN’s Total QBR rankings (89.4), passing efficiency (182.5) and completion percentage (.738).Penisini tied his career high with seven tackles in the win over Washington, including a 12-yard sack in the third quarter. He forced a fumble in the first quarter that Utah recovered, leading to a field goal. The Ute defensive line, which leads FBS in rushing defense (56.0), held Washington to 53 yards rushing, including just one yard on the ground in the decisive second half. Utah has held eight of nine opponents under 100 yards rushing this season. Five of Washington’s seven second-half drives ended in either a three-and-out or a turnover.Moss rushed for 100 yards on 27 carries for his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season. He led Utah with five catches (41 yards) and scored a nine-yard receiving touchdown as well as a two-yard rushing touchdown. Moss broke the Utah school record for total touchdowns and has 36 for his career (34 rushing, two receiving). He is averaging 103.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks second in the Pac-12.The Utes have a bye this coming weekend and return to action on Saturday, Nov. 16, hosting UCLA on Fox at 6:00 p.m. MT.last_img read more

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To Honor Stacey Weathers, Friends ‘Pay It Forward’

first_imgBy Danielle SchipaniPeople are turning tragedy and their personal grief into acts of kindness and generosity, following the tragic death of Stacey Gregerson Weathers, 46, of Tinton Falls, who died on Route 34 in Colts Neck during a storm on Oct. 3, when a tree fell down on her car.Weathers was the executive director of New Jersey’s chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for over 11 years and is credited with helping raise $7 million for the society during her time there. Her friends said she was a beautiful, vibrant and caring person.More than 1200 people inspired by Weathers’ life have come together on a memorial Facebook page called “This is Stacey.” They are sharing their stories of random acts of kindness in an effort “to share the generous light she left behind.”They are also raising money for the cause Weathers held so dear. At the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk benefit Sunday the team that called itself “This is Stacey” raised $2,145 for Type 1 diabetes research.Weathers spent much of her time raising money for charity and to remember her, people wish to commemorate her life by helping others. These actions have included buying strangers coffee and gift cards, offering people a car ride, and other acts.One member of the Facebook page, Allison Celmer Cerco, shared with the group, “This morning I paid for the car behind me at Dunkin Donuts. This was something I have always wanted to do but never did. Today I thought it was a good day to do this in honor and memory of Stacey and all the good that she did. I will continue to do random acts of kindness in her honor and will always think of her and share with others what a beautiful, loving and caring person she was.Another member of the page, Santa Myles, told this story: “Today while I was driving through Long Branch, I saw a young man riding his bicycle and struggling to hang onto a backpack and 3 bags. He was having such a hard time as he dropped one of his bags on the street. I turned my car around and asked him if I could help him deliver his bags where he was headed. The look of relief and gratitude that I saw on his face was so uplifting. Would I have done this normally? I would have thought to, but probably would have kept driving, but today I stopped, because of Stacey.”last_img read more

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Greenpeace takes on Africa

first_imgGreenpeace volunteer Tshepo Peele sells the Greenpeace concept to passersby. (Image:Tamara O’Reilly ) The Greenpeace ship MY Esperenza sets sail from Rotterdam harbour, The Netherlands bound for Cape Town, South Africa in 2005. (Image:Greenpeace) The dense Congo Basin Rainforest is critical to mitigating global warming in that part of Africa. (Image: Michael K. Nichols National Geographic) Tamara O’ReillyEnvironmental watchdog Greenpeace has opened its first African office in Johannesburg, and is making no secret of its arrival.Greenpeace activists are well known worldwide for their protests, which often involve a good measure of drama and publicity. The organisation made headlines in 2007 when six UK volunteers attempted to shut down a coal-fired power station in Kent, England. The members scaled a building with the intention of painting “Gordon bin it” but only managed the then Prime Ministers name before being served a high court injunction – delivered by helicopter. In Canada, activists have been waging a 10-year war to save the country’s Great Bear Rainforest, this despite numerous arrests, complaints of intimidation and even beatings.Nomawethu Mayekiso joined the Greenpeace family, who set up home in South Africa in November this year, and while she doesn’t have any ambitions to scale buildings or be beaten, yet, as a Greenpeace volunteer she is doing her bit to help.At the moment, that means stationing herself at shopping malls around Johannesburg to ask for contributions. It’s not very dramatic, but it gets the important job done of raising money so that an organisation like this can exist.“Some people think I’m irritating, but I don’t care. I’ve heard so many excuses; ‘my son is an environmentalist so I don’t want to hear anything more about the environment’ or they say they are ‘rushing to the bank’. Banks are closed on Sundays. We have to be persistent because although people already know about climate change and global warming, they have this idea that ‘it’s not me doing it’ or that they will be dead anyway before the worst is here.”The organisation has 2.9-million supporters from over 40 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Americas.  To maintain their independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individuals. Since the volunteers began their scouting, 120 South Africans have made a financial commitment to the organisation.This figure may seem negligible, but according to Greenpeace fundraising director Michael McTernan, the response is among the best he has seen. Greenpeace mostly tackles culprits whose activities impact on the environment, but much of the money they receive is spent on legal assistance for those affected by environmental damage.  “It’s just been two weeks and we have managed to sign up more people in this time than when we were two weeks old in Indonesia or the Philippines. We all know it’s a difficult financial time and for so many willing to help out it really is something.”New Zealander McTernan arrived in South Africa four months ago to begin the fundraising drive. This involves arranging canvassing spots at malls, organising publicity material, screening volunteers and making the organisation’s presence known.Focus on AfricaA second office will be opened on 24 November in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a third is earmarked for Dakar, Senegal in 2009.“While the environmental threats facing Africans are urgent and critical, Africa is in a position to leapfrog dirty development and become a leader in helping to avert catastrophic climate change and protect the natural environment. We are here to help make that happen,” says Amadou Kanoute, executive director of Greenpeace Africa.Although the African continent is not as bad a culprit when it comes to climate change, the region nevertheless feels the environmental, social and economic effects of modern-day industrial activities. For instance, over the past 30 years Africa has been experiencing drought, unpredictable rainfall, lower crop yields due to pollution and poor soil quality. These factors in turn lead to conflicts between governments, corporations and communities and to people migrating to non-sustainable areas.“Tackling environmental problems in Africa is vital to ensuring a future for its children and the world as a whole,” says Gerd Leipold, executive director, Greenpeace International.“While it is most likely to be one of the hardest and quickest hit by the effects of climate change, some of which can already be seen, Africa is also a major part of the solution. Through harnessing its renewable energy potential and protecting its tropical forests, Africa can lead the way in environmental development.”Greenpeace has had a presence in Africa since the early 90s. It aims to continue what it started in West Africa by creating sustainable fishing and fish processing operations in this region. The activities of foreign trawlers here have affected local communities, depriving them of critical nutrition and increasing poverty and food insecurities. The Congo Basin Rainforest – which at more than 1-milion square miles is the second largest rainforest in the world – will be highlighted as an area more valuable intact, than for the monetary value of its wood. Around 40-million people depend on the forest for their livelihoods. Currently, the lush forest is facing rapid depletion due to poaching and logging.  Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at [email protected] articlesClimate park to cool off animals Saving the land with ecotourism Saving albatross, on sea and land Green lifestyle magazine for SA Useful linksGreenpeace Africa Green clippings Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourismlast_img read more

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High five

first_imgView comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jason Perkins of Phoenix Fuel took the Rookie of the Year award, Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson was named Most Improved Player and the Samboy Lim Sportsmanship Award went to Norwood.Fajardo garnered a total of 2,436 points to beat Pringle, his closest pursuer who collected 2,041 points.“I’m lucky enough to be a part of San Miguel Beer. I feel like if I was playing for another team, I won’t even have a chance winning this,” said Fajardo, who was joined by his parents Bonifacio and Marites.“I have excellent teammates, and most of the time, we’re in the playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño But the underscoring motif of his dominance is how he pulled it off: Fajardo snared all his MVP trophies in successive fashion, leaving his rookie year as the only season when he didn’t secure the plum.“Who would’ve thought that someone who was then a butt of jokes is now a five-time MVP?” Fajardo said in Filipino during his acceptance speech. “You never really know what life has in store for you. Basta mag-sikap ka lang (Just world hard).”Later, Barangay Ginebra opened its Philippine Cup campaign with a 90-79 conquest of new-look TNT in the curtain-raiser of the 44th season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Gin Kings pounced on a lethargic KaTropa side, tallying six straight points to dictate the pace.“They started with four smalls,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We were very concerned from the coaching staff’s point of view, we didn’t know how to match up. Luckily they didn’t shoot the three-ball as well as they normally do.” BOCAUE—June Mar Fajardo entered hallowed ground when he notched his fifth Most Valuable Player award during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Leo Awards on Sunday at Philippine Arena here.The 6-foot-10 San Miguel Beer star from Pinamungajan, Cebu, also eclipsed the four trophies of his mentor and PBA great Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TNT managed to narrow the gap to just two points in the third period, 57-59, behind Roger Pogoy’s effort, but Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter pairing down low proved too much for the KaTropa to handle.Aguilar finished with 21 points, while Slaughter added 15.“Now we’re looking to play the big boy—San Miguel—on Sunday,” Cone said of their next assignment.Fajardo was also named to the All-Defensive Team where he joined teammate Chris Ross, Magnolia’s Rome dela Rosa and Rafi Reavis, and Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood.Fajardo likewise made Season 43’s First Mythical Team comprised of Magnolia’s Paul Lee, NorthPort and MVP runner-up Stanley Pringle, SMB teammate Marcio Lassiter and Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Broner must be in best shape to stop Pacquiao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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John McEnroe refuses to apologise to Serena Williams, ranks himself 1200th in the world

first_imgTennis legend John McEnroe has refused to aplologise to Serena Williams for his comments that tennis ace would be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit. However, his comments did not go down too well with Serena, who has won an Open Era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles.Following the controversy, McEnroe was asked whether he would apologise for his comments? He said, “No. I didn’t know it would create controversy. I’ve said this 1000 times. I don’t want anything to go wrong with Serena because she’s pregnant. I don’t want to upset her. I’ve got a solution. Solve the problem, and I’m sure the men would be all for this – the men and women play together. And then we don’t have to guess.”The seven-time Grand Slam champion further said he would be ranked 1200th currently in the world.”You asking me at 58 years of age where I would be ranked in the tour if I had played the best of five which is what the men have to do to win majors, I would be currently about 1200th in the world,” McEnroe said.WATCH: John McEnroe refuses to apologize for Serena Williams comments https://t.co/IqJnNVNhgc pic.twitter.com/5zySS1TuB5- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 27, 2017Where would John McEnroe rank himself? “I would be, currently, about 1,200 in the world.” pic.twitter.com/KJSMBiuBlY- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 27, 2017McEnroe, a former player and now TV commentator, had said Serena is the best women’s tennis player in history – “no question.” But when asked whether she was the sport’s best ever, regardless of gender, he made clear he didn’t think so.He said he thought Serena could beat some men, “but if she had to just play the circuit – the men’s circuit – that would be an entirely different story.” He said if she tried to be part of the men’s tour, “she’d be like 700 in the world.”advertisementSerena, who is taking a break from the tennis tour because she is pregnant, responded via Twitter to comments McEnroe made during a weekend interview with NPR to promote his latest book.Serena tweeted, “I adore and respect you,” but asks him to “please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.”Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017In one of her tweets, Williams wrote: “I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time.”She added: “Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”I’ve never played anyone ranked “there” nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017last_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal next? Real Valladolid defender Fernando Calero in London

first_imgArsenal next? Real Valladolid defender Fernando Calero in Londonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Valladolid defender Fernando Calero is in London sparking Arsenal transfer rumours.Calero, 23, has been tipped to join the Gunners in January, says The Sun.And last night he shared a snap of himself in the capital, staying at the H10 Waterloo hotel on Southbank.Centre-back Calero played in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao and hopped on a plane to England shortly after.Earlier this month, the Gunners were linked with the young defender, as they currently sit in the midst of a defensive crisis.As well as Rob Holding – out for the season – Unai Emery is currently missing FIVE other defenders for the festive schedule. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Utah DT Viliseni Fauonuku Calls BYU A “Dirty Team” On Stage Ahead Of Las Vegas Bowl

first_imgViliseni Fauonuku says BYU is a dirty team.viliseni fauonuku says byu is dirty teamUtah vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, given the rivalry between the two over the years, was already shaping up to be one of the most entertaining postseason contests of the season. Utes defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku kicked things up a notch Wednesday night, however.In the below video, which was shot by Jeremiah Jensen of KSL 5 TV, Fauonuku takes the microphone on stage during the event’s dance-off and tells the Cougars that they’re a “dirty” team. The microphone was eventually taken away from him. Check it out:Video: Utah DL Viliseni Fauonuku had a message for BYU at tonight’s dance-off #BYU #Utes #LasVegasBowl pic.twitter.com/A39yaLqR6L— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) December 17, 2015 Utah DT tells BYU “You’re a good team but a dirty team. Don’t start nothing and there won’t be nothing.” https://t.co/XRJXhPq1vR— KYLE F GUNTHER (@GuntherKFAN) December 17, 2015 The Utes and the Cougars are set to kick off at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday. Add this one to your “must-watch” list.last_img read more

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MES Delivers Bulk Carrier SBI Apollo

first_imgzoom Japanese Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has completed and delivered the Supramax bulk carrier SBI Apollo to NYSE-listed dry bulk owner and operator Scorpio Bulkers.The 60,000 dwt vessel, ordered in December 2013, is the shipbuilder’s 16th Eco-Ship of neo60BC design.With a length of 200 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the bulker was delivered at Mitsui’s Chiba Works on October 4, 2016.Featuring four cranes and five cargo holds, the vessel is designed for loading various cargoes like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.SBI Apollo’s main engine, MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3, complies with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions.Considering strengthened restriction for SOx, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas), according to MES.last_img read more

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Man held with pistol bullets in Delhi Metro

first_imgNew Delhi: A 50-year-old man was apprehended at a Delhi Metro station in Ghaziabad on Monday for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullet rounds in his bag, officials said. CISF personnel apprehended Raj Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, at the Arthala metro station around 11:30 am after the baggage scanner detected a country-made pistol and three bullets in his bag, they said.The station is on the red line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is located in Ghaziabad in the national capital region. The man was handed over to the local police by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel for further investigation, officials said.last_img

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