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Women’s water polo preps for Barbara Kalbus Invite

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first_imgAfter rising to a No. 3 rank, the women’s water polo team will look to add its third-straight title victory at the Barbara Kalbus Invitation this weekend. The Trojans have won the last two years’ tournaments, which have been hosted by UC Irvine. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanOver three days, the team will have the chance to face four opponents, including top competitors such as No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Cal and No. 4 UCLA. The tournament is a chance for the top teams in the MPSF and the nation to face off. From year to year, it is a consistently competitive weekend, but this year, the tournament will feature 16 top-20 teams, providing a truly elite lineup of competition.The weekend for the Trojans will start out with a matchup against San Jose State on Friday. The No. 18 team will provide a solid challenge to begin the weekend, but the team’s eyes will be set on the second game of the tourney. A win over San Jose State would result in a game against the winner of the opening game between No. 6 Arizona State and No. 15 UC San Diego on Saturday. An opportunity to face the Sun Devils this early in the tournament would be a welcome trial for the Trojans, who often duel with them in the MPSF tournament.A pair of opening victories would give the Trojans a berth into the semifinal game on Saturday night. The ultimate goal of the tournament is to reach the championship game on Sunday, which could set the team against any of its in-state foes. The Trojans already took down the Bruins in a 6-4 victory in the title game of the Triton Invitational two weeks ago. The win gave the Trojans their fifth-straight championship in the tournament, highlighted by two goals from standout freshman driver Paige Hauschild, who scored the final goal to clinch the 2-point advantage. Hauschild went on to win MPSF Newcomer of the Week following her performance in the tournament. The award was her second in only six weeks of NCAA play.Although the Trojans took home the title thanks to a ferocious offensive effort — with senior captain driver Brianna Daboub notching her 100th career goal in the semifinal victory over UC Irvine — it was the defense that held down the championship for USC. Goalkeepers senior Victoria Chamorro and junior Amanda Longan split time in the net, with Chamorro earning 27 saves on the weekend and Longan picking up 23 in the semifinal and championship match.A similar defensive effort will be necessary for the Trojans this weekend, as they will most likely face off against two of the top four teams in the nation. The team has yet to face Cal and Stanford so far this season, but all three teams are well-acquainted as they will play each other a handful of times in regular season games and tournaments, as well as in the MPSF and NCAA tournaments. The matchups are not set in stone yet, but the Trojans can expect a challenge no matter which of their in-state rivals they face at the finish line.last_img read more

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Donegal teenager turns up the heat on Minister during MacGill Summer School

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first_imgA Donegal teenager turned up the heat when he challenged Minister Richard Bruton over climate action during a speech at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.Conal O’Boyle, a 16-year-old student from Crana College in Buncrana, accused Fine Gael of “passing the buck onto the everyday citizen” when it comes to climate action.He slammed the Minister for Climate Action at the MacGill Summer School yesterday. “The Fine Gael Party line of ‘every individual has a role to play in tackling climate change’ is a lie.“Of course, we have a civic responsibility to recycle and ensure that our towns and villages are litter free, but Mary in Dingle or John in Castlebar cannot pull the plug on oil exploration off the west coast.“They cannot introduce a smoky coal ban or implement policy that will curb our emissions.“That’s the job of the legislators in Government. “Fine Gael are trying to pass the buck onto the everyday citizen of the country, when ultimately, the buck stops with them.”He added: “We need bravery, not cowardice.“I am a sixteen-year-old boy who cares about the living world.“I don’t know why I have to stand up for my future at this age.“None of those sitting beside me ever – apart from Jessie (another student activist) – had to do that. “I can campaign and lobby and scream and shout all I want, but at the end of the day, the ball is not in my court.“I cannot vote, so all I can do is make my voice heard.“It’s not fun, it’s not cool, but it’s necessary.”Conal’s speech was greeted with great applause from the hundreds in the hall of the Highlands Hotel – the vast majority who were at least four times his age. A surprised Richard Bruton sat in silence during the student’s speech and looked very down-in-the-mouth as everyone else cheered.Donegal teenager turns up the heat on Minister during MacGill Summer School was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:climateConal O’BoyledonegalMACGILL SUMMER SCHOOLspeechlast_img read more

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NCS Playoffs: Fortuna advances to second straight D-1 title game with 4-1 win over Arcata

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first_imgFORTUNA >> The Huskies’ unblemished 2016 season now has one final step before reaching a perfect ending.The fourth-seeded Fortuna boys soccer team advanced to its second straight North Coast Section Division I championship game with a 4-1 win over its arch-rival and No. 8 seed Arcata at Husky Field on Wednesday night.Twelve months after having to log hundreds upon hundreds of miles to even play for a section title, the Huskies were able to get a welcome change this time around — clinching …last_img

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Exclusive: Muttiah Muralitharan slams Sanjay Manjrekar’s comments on Kieron Pollard

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first_imgKieron Pollard is a angry man these days, smarting from Sanjay Manjrekar’s criticism highlighting his batting limitations. The big hitting Mumbai Indians batting star would be happy to know he has found support from Sri Lankan legend and Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan.Speaking to India Today, Muralitharan chose to play players’ advocate and slammed Manjrekar’s comments made on air. “I think it is about both parties; not just Pollard or even Sanjay Manjrekar. He should also not have commented in public that he is not suited to bat in the top order. It is criticism. It should not be done openly. He has got (nearly) 7000 runs in the T20 format of the game. So how can someone who has got all these runs not fit in the top order? These are harsh words and his opinion. And the player can respond in his way,” he said. (Also read: IPL 2017’s first controversy: Kieron Pollard in Twitter outburst against Sanjay Manjrekar)Manjrekar had observed on air during Mumbai Indians’ chase of KKR’s stiff target that the West Indian had certain limitations which did not qualify him to bat at No.3. Pollard came into bat at no.6 and struggled to a run-a-ball 17 in the game before Hardik Pandya took the team home with a quickfire knock.Pollard did not take Manjrekar’s comments kindly and took to twitter to have a go at the Former India batsman. “@sanjaymanjrekar u feel any positive can come out of your mouth bcuz u get pay to talk u can continue with your verbal diarrhea…”advertisementPollard took particular exception to Manjrekar’s remarks. He ranted on, “Do you know how I get big so..about BRAINLESS..words are very powerful…once it leaves u can’t take it back.. sins of parents fall on…”While the casual observer on social media has egged Pollard on following his offensive against Manjrekar, some in the Indian cricket community have been critical of Pollard’s language and defended Manjrekar’s right to comment objectively.Muralitharan prefers to marvel at Pollard’s T20 track record and backs his right to defend his case. “He can say I am good enough I have (nearly) 7000 runs and I have played 10-15 years of T20 cricket. I am one of the most important players in Mumbai Indians set up. Players also get hurt. The way you comment is also most important. When you play a bad shot criticism is fine but these were unfair comments. If Sanjay has given his word, player can counter attack him because he has done it and show his performance,” he opined.Manjrekar who has in the past not been shy of engaging in social media confrontations with public figures has so far chosen to stay silent on the matter.last_img read more

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10 months agoInter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are close to a deal with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.La Repubblica says Inter met Ramsey’s agent on Wednesday, where an agreement was reached in principle for the Welshman to arrive on July 1.It’s suggested Ramsey, 27, is demanding €6-7m a season – and the Nerazzurri are prepared to meet the demand, given the urgency to invest.A deal for January hasn’t been ruled out with coach Luciano Spalletti eager to work with Ramsey immediately.AC Milan, whose CEO is ex-Arsenal man Ivan Gazidis, is also interested in Ramsey. last_img

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a month agoReal Madrid have Jan plans for Tottenham midfielder Eriksen

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid have Jan plans for Tottenham midfielder Eriksenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are pushing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen to sign a pre-contract in January.And the Mirror says Real are then ready to follow up with a move for Mauricio Pochettino.Tottenham midfielder Eriksen is into the final year of his contract and has rejected a new deal worth £200,000-a-week as he waits for Real Madrid to make their move.But Real Madrid are ready to wait until January, get Eriksen signed up and then get him for free next summer.That will only add to Pochettino’s frustrations because the current uncertainty over the Denmark midfielder’s future will drag on.The Spanish giants have also made Pochettino their No.1 target to replace Zinedine Zidane with the Real Madrid boss already under pressure despite their solid start in La Liga. last_img read more

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Here’s A “Composite” College Football Preseason Top 25 Poll

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first_imgESPN CFBESPN CFBA college football writer from Bleacher Report has compiled a “composite” preseason top 25 poll that incorporates rankings from multiple outlets. Justin Ferguson of BR has a composite preseason top 25 poll that has incorporated the preseason top 25 polls from the following outlets:Bleacher Report, ESPN, Athlon Sports, FOX, Phil Steele, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, USA TODAY and Yahoo!The CFB preseason composite Top 25 has been updated to include @philsteele042‘s rankings: https://t.co/KGCErAEi1j pic.twitter.com/WcgxPYlj99— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonBR) June 28, 2016Here’s his composite preseason top 25 poll:AlabamaClemsonFlorida StateOklahomaMichiganLSU Ohio StateNotre DameTennesseeStanfordBaylorHoustonMichigan StateOle MissTCUWashingtonIowa USCLouisvilleGeorgiaOregonNorth CarolinaOklahoma StateUCLAMiamiYou can view his full spreadsheet, which shows you every outlet’s preseason top 25 poll, here.last_img read more

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DHT Holdings to Buy 11 VLCCs from BW Group

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first_imgzoom DHT Holdings, Inc. has entered into an agreement to buy eleven very large crude carriers (VLCCs), including two newbuildings due for delivery in 2018, from BW Group Limited.BW Group’s vessels, which have a total value of USD 538 million, are scheduled to join their new owner during the second quarter of 2017.As a result of the acquisition, DHT will have a fleet with an average age of 6.9 years, consisting of 30 VLCCs, including four newbuildings set for delivery in 2018, and two Aframaxes.“This is a great transaction for DHT and its shareholders. It is projected to be accretive to DHT’s earnings and will deliver cost synergies by lowering G&A expenses per ship,” Trygve P. Munthe and Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, DHT’s Co-CEOs, said.The company said that it plans to finance the acquisition by issuing some USD 256 million of capital stock, consisting of 32 million shares of common stock and 15,700 shares of preferred stock that are mandatorily convertible into 15.7 million shares of common stock subject to DHT shareholder approval.The implied value of the DHT common stock issued to BW is USD 5.37 per share.DHT will also pay BW Group USD 177.36 million in cash and assume USD 104.16 million in remaining obligations with respect to the two newbuildings. The cash requirements associated with the purchase are expected to be financed with bank debt.Following BW Group’s delivery of all vessels and novation of newbuilding contracts to DHT, BW Group Limited and its affiliates will own 33.5% of DHT’s outstanding share capital and will be granted customary rights, including the right to appoint two directors to DHT’s board.last_img read more

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That pipeline is going to get built PM dismisses BCs Trans Mountain

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first_imgEDMONTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion will happen despite British Columbia’s latest attempt to hinder the project.Speaking on Edmonton talk radio station CHED on Thursday, Trudeau said the pipeline, which would take Alberta crude to the West Coast for shipment to Asian markets, is in the national interest and will go ahead.“That pipeline is going to get built,” Trudeau said. “We will stand by our decision. We will ensure that the Kinder Morgan pipeline gets built.”B.C.’s environment minister has said his minority government plans to ban increased shipments of diluted bitumen off the province’s coast until it can determine that shippers are prepared and able to properly clean up a spill.The move has infuriated Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who has accused B.C. of trying to change the rules after the federal government already gave the project the green light.Trudeau said Canada needs to get Alberta’s oil safely to markets other than the United States. He said the federal government did the research and has spent billions on spill response.“The Kinder Morgan pipeline is not a danger to the B.C. coast,” he said.Trudeau said it’s normal for provinces to have differences of opinion and that’s why there is a federal government.“One of the reasons we have a national government to oversee national interests is to step up for the interests of all Canadians and that’s exactly what I am going to do,” he said, without elaborating on what steps he might take.Notley has threatened trade retaliation with B.C. if the shipping ban goes ahead. She held an emergency cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss what legal and economic levers Alberta can pull in its spat with its neighbour to the west. She specifically mentioned interprovincial trade in electricity.The B.C. government has said it will establish an independent scientific advisory panel to study the issue.B.C.’s proposal creates more uncertainty for Kinder Morgan’s already-delayed Trans Mountain expansion project that would nearly triple the capacity of its pipeline system to 890,000 barrels a day.Notley is not alone in her fight.Saskatchewan’s incoming premier Scott Moe has also expressed support for the project and criticized the move by B.C., as have opposition party leaders in Saskatchewan and Alberta.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

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Smoky skies bulletin issued for Northeast BC

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first_img“The view at the moment is that it’s likely coming from there. It’s likely that this smoke is coming from Eurasia, but at this point, there’s no agreement.”During a wildfire, Environment Canada says that smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects.Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that’s cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care. For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a smoky skies bulletin for all of Northeast B.C. today.Officials with the Ministry of Environment say that at this point, it’s not entirely known where the smoke is coming from.Air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams said that the smoke isn’t coming any local fires in Northeast B.C., but could possibly be coming from fires burning in the Yukon anjd Northwest Territories, and even as far away as Scandinavia and Siberia.last_img read more

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