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first_imgUCLA survived its past two games without a running attack, and beat Washington despite allowing 213 rushing yards to one of the Pacific-10 Conference’s worst running teams. But when No. 10 California visits the 20th-ranked Bruins on Saturday, UCLA’s play at the line of scrimmage – offensively and defensively – will have to be much improved to have a chance for its first victory over a top 10 team since 2001. The Bears possess one of the top running games in the country, and arguably the conference’s best secondary, which will put a premium on UCLA running the ball. “(Cal) is a very good football team that is sound across the board, so it’s going to come down to blocking, tackling,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “It’s going to come down to getting those things corrected and playing with the effort that is needed, and playing smart. They will expose you if you’re not ready to play.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cal coach Jeff Tedford’s ability to produce NFL quarterbacks is widely publicized, but the Bears’ staple as of late is the running game. A year ago, former Cal standout J.J. Arrington (College of the Canyons) ran for 2,018 yards last season, and now Cal is proving it doesn’t matter who carries the ball behind a physical offensive line. In three games, the Bears had three players – starter Marshawn Lynch, backup Justin Forsett and third-stringer Marcus O’Keith – each rush for 100 yards. When Lynch was out with a broken finger, Forsett ran for 187 yards against Illinois and 235 against New Mexico State. In fact, a Cal running back rushed for at least 100 yards in the past 17 games, dating back to the 2003 Insight Bowl, and the Bears are 22-4 under Tedford when a back breaks the 100-yard barrier. Cal also ranks seventh in the nation in rushing at 259.4 yards per game. Furthermore, UCLA’s run defense is suspect. The Bruins rank 91st nationally and eighth in the Pac-10 at 179.5 yards per game, and allowed Washington to double its average with 213 yards on the ground. UCLA is without two starting defensive linemen – tackle Kevin Brown (ankle) and end Nikola Dragovic (knee), who are both done for the season – but defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said the biggest issue is missed tackles. The Bruins’ weekly goal is to have less than five missed tackles. They had a whopping 12 against the Huskies. center_img “They had two big runs,” Kerr said. “One was the 20-yard run for a touchdown, and a (UCLA player) got out of his gap and cut off another guy. We’re right there. We had an unblocked guy right there but we don’t finish the play. “Then on the (49-yard) run in the second half, that’s a 2-yard loss but we miss a tackle in the backfield, and then everyone else is locked down and a guy hits a seam and goes. And that happens in eight-man front football.” The Bruins shut down Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson, who gained 58 yards on 23 carries, but that was against a one-dimensional offense. Cal has more balance with quarterback Joe Ayoob, although he has struggled at times. Ayoob is 31 of 46 for 421 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games, but the focus is on the Bears’ running game. “We’ve got to have the same mentality that we had against Adrian Peterson,” Kerr said. “We have to make (Lynch) go sideways. If they run downhill on us, they’ll kick the crap out of us because that’s what they want to do. They want to line up and just mash us, and they think they can. They’ll be physical, but I guarantee you one thing, we will match it.” Offensively, controlling the line of scrimmage will allow UCLA to keep the ball away from Cal, but the Bruins will need to show a marked improvement. After averaging 222 rushing yards the first two games, the Bruins ran for a combined 148 yards in the past two. “It’s all mental mistakes. There are no physical mistakes,” UCLA strong-side guard Shannon Tevaga said. “It’s hitting the wrong guy. It’s two guys hitting the same guy and leaving another free. It’s going to be fixed. It has to be fixed. We’ve got the, ‘How to block,’ it’s the ‘Who?’ It’s getting into your playbook more, learn the (defensive) front better. It’s more studying, more preparation.” Bruins tailback Maurice Drew, who was limited to 33 yards by Washington, had another reason for UCLA’s lackluster running game. “Me,” said Drew, who has a team-leading 311 yards rushing. “The last two games, I haven’t been making the right reads to get the running game going. It’s going to be tough to get it back against this defense, but we have to try. You have to go out and run the ball against them. Otherwise, you’re going to crush yourself.” The lack of confidence in the running game forced offensive coordinator Tom Cable to abandon it against Washington. UCLA ran 25 times and threw 44 passes against the Huskies. “Cal is by far the best team that we’ll face thus far, in any way, shape or form; most physical, most talented,” Cable said. “But I’ve said this earlier; you cannot win games like this, or big games in this conference, without having some balance and the physical presence along with it.” Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgGilly Flaherty believes this weekend’s FA Women’s Cup semi-final against her former club Arsenal Ladies is the ideal test for Chelsea’s new-look side.Flaherty was one of eight new faces recruited by Blues manager Emma Hayes ahead of the new season, as was fellow ex-Arsenal midfielder Katie Chapman.So far it appears to be working, with Chelsea unbeaten in six games this season, a run of fixtures that includes five wins and one draw, including two victories over last season’s FA Women’s Super League runners up Bristol Academy and a 3-1 win at big-spending Manchester City.This Sunday Chelsea face Arsenal at Woking’s Kingfield Stadium with the winners set to face Notts County or Everton Ladies in the final at Milton Keynes Dons’ Stadium MK on June 1.“It would mean everything to reach the FA Cup final with Chelsea,” said Flaherty.“It’s not about beating Arsenal as they are my old tea. When you step on the field they are just another team stopping you achieving your goals and I’ve said to the girls here losing a semi-final is one of the hardest things to take.“A lot of the girls here haven’t won trophies before and are excited to get to a semi, but I’ve won and lost and emotionally the defeats don’t go away, they stay with you and drive you on.“I think we are the underdogs going in to the game as Arsenal are used to winning, but we need to go out there and show what we can do as this is a club built to win things and this would be the perfect way to show this team can achieve that.“Both teams are going through a time of transition and despite our good start we certainly won’t write them off as you know what Arsenal are capable of.  But we don’t fear them and will be confident going in to the game.”The FA Women’s Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Arsenal takes place on Sunday May 11 at 2pm at Woking FC’s Kingfield Stadium. For more information and tickets visit http://www.chelseafc.com/chelsea-ladiesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgArcata >> Ja’Quan Gardner has had monster games before.He’s set records — a lot of them — and probably will do so at least a few more times in Humboldt State’s final four regular-season games.He’s put on his Superman cape and taken over games before.But in Saturday night’s 52-49 win over Azusa Pacific this past Saturday night at the Redwood Bowl, Gardner took things to a different kind of level. And it was the kind of level, one where he completely tore the APU defense apart, that his team …last_img read more

first_imgTwenty-six men and women were the latest recipients of South Africa’s highest honours for outstanding service to their communities, for the part they played in South Africa’s fight for freedom, for their roles in the struggle against oppression worldwide, and for exceptional achievement.19 South Africans and six foreign nationals were bestowed with National Orders on 26 April 2005. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterPresident Thabo Mbeki bestowed the Order of the Baobab, Order of Luthuli, Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, and Order of Mapungubwe on 19 South Africans and six foreign nationals at a ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday.The recipients included one of Africa’s oldest universities, as well as activists, community workers, freedom fighters, trade unionists, former heads of state and “ordinary” people who made various extraordinary contributions to South Africa’s destiny.“These distinguished members of our national orders are the guardians of ubuntu, handmaidens of our liberty and defender of a shared human destiny”, Mbeki said.“Because of their and others’ efforts, we are able to live and develop in a world of freedom, without the fetters of oppression or exclusion.“They stand as beacons that must guide us forever as we build a society founded on the high ideals of freedom, justice, equality and human solidarity.”Order of the BaobabMbeki presented five South Africans – and the University of Fort Hare – with the Order of the Baobab for exceptional service to their fellow countrymen.University of Fort Hare – Established in 1915, the Eastern Cape university became a training ground for black intellectuals throughout South Africa and many parts of the continent. A number of SA’s most influential black leaders – including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe and Mangosuthu Buthelezi – were educated at Fort Hare. The university – with around 6 000 students at present – houses the archives of SA’s liberation movements, one of the largest collections of contemporary South African black art, and an ethnological research museum exhibiting more than 7 000 items of attire made and worn by southern African black tribes.Job Richard Rathebe (1897-1982) – Founder of the first social support organisation for war orphans, widows and dependants of soldiers who fought in World War II.Ethel Barlow – Chairwoman of the Kliptown Land Claims Committee.Revel Albert Ellis Fox – One of South Africa’s foremost architects, Revel Fox died in December 2004, a year after the completion of his magnum opus, the Cape Town International Convention Centre.Urbania Bebe Mothopeng – Veteran schoolteacher and widow of Pan Africanist Congress stalwart Zeph Mothopeng, honoured for rehabilitating young female offenders.Marjorie Manganye – A community worker and head of the Itlhokomeleng old age home, “Mama Marj” has been caring for poor, elderly and neglected people in Alexandra for more than four decades.Order of LuthuliMbeki presented 14 South Africans with the Order of Luthuli for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation-building, human rights, justice and peace.Flag Marutle Boshielo – The body of the former anti-apartheid activist and Umkhonto weSizwe member, who went missing in the 1970s, has yet to be found. It is believed that he was captured with two of his comrades near Caprivi by the then Rhodesian security forces.John Langalibalele Dube (1871-1946) – Founding leader of the African National Congress (ANC).Anton Muziwakhe Lembede (1914-1947) – A political activist and lawyer, Lembede was instrumental in the formation of the ANC Youth League in 1944. He was at the forefront of the Youth League’s campaign to destroy the Natives Representative Council and boycott elections under the Native Representatives Act of 1936, and was regarded as the architect of the 1949 Programme of Action.Isaac Bangani Tabata (1909-1990) – Political activist and author. Helped found the Workers’ Party of South Africa in the 1930s, and the Non-European Unity Movement in the 1940s. Banned in 1956. In 1961 he established and became president of the African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa.Edward Joseph Daniels – Political activist who was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1964-1979. After his release in 1979, he was banned and placed under house arrest for another five years.Frene Noshir Ginwala – South Africa’s Speaker of Parliament from 1994 to 2004.Ntwaesele Thatayone “Fish” Keitseng (1919-2005) – African National Congress (ANC) stalwart and founding executive member of the Botswana People’s Party and the Botswana Independence Party. A Rivonia Treason Trialist, Keitseng is remembered in particular for establishing and co-ordinating the underground ANC “pipeline” through Botswana during the 1960s, an operation that involved the movement of thousands of people, including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.Mildred Ramakaba-Lesiea – Honoured for her contribution to the struggle for gender and racial equality in South Africa.Kwedie Mzingisi Zilindile Mkalipi – Political activist and Pan Africanist Congress member, and one of the first-string accused in the Treason Trial of 1956-61. Mkalipi was arrested for passive resistance during the 1952 Defiance Campaign and later for addressing various illegal meetings, and was already in prison at the time of the December 1956 treason arrests.Abdullah Mohamed Omar (1934-2004) – South Africa’s minister of justice from 1994 to 1999, and minister of transport from 1999 until shortly before his death. As a human rights lawyer, Omar represented many Robben Island prisoners, trade unions and non-governmental organisations in the 1960s and ’70s. Elected to the ANC’s national executive committee in 1991, he was a member of the ANC negotiating team that forged South Africa’s constitutional and political settlement.Madimetja Laurence Phokanoka – Former Robben Island prisoner and Umkhonto weSizwe operative.Archibald Mcedisi Sibeko (Zola Zembe) – Former trade unionist, political activist and Umkhonto weSizwe operative.Christmas Fihla Tinto – Former political activist, ANC member and United Democratic Front leader, twice imprisoned for his opposition to apartheid.Dorothy Nomazotsho Zihlangu (1920-1991) – Veteran of the 1952-53 Defiance Campaign, former chair of the United Women’s Organisation, arrested a number of times for her opposition to apartheid.Order of the Companions of OR TamboThe recipients of South Africa’s highest civilian award for foreign nationals went to six people who, through their roles in the struggle against oppression worldwide, directly advanced or served as inspiration for the fight against apartheid.Cheddi Jagan – Prime minister of British Guiana from 1961 to 1964, and president of independent Guyana from 1992 until his death in 1997.Jawaharlal Nehru – Prime minister of India from the country’s independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. Founding leader of the Non-Aligned Movement.Ahmed Sukarno – President of Indonesia from the country’s independence in 1945 until 1968, two years before his death. Instrumental in the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement.Diallo Telli Boubacar – Guinean diplomat and political figure. Helped found the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, and was the organisation’s first secretary-general from 1964 to 1972.Motsamai Keyecwe Mpho – Social worker and activist on South Africa’s mines during apartheid.Vladimir Gennadyevich Shubin – Deputy director of the Institute for Africans Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The former Soviet official was involved for many years in helping the African National Congress and its ally, the South African Communist Party, in their war against apartheid.Order of MapungubweThe Order of Mapungubwe is awarded to South African citizens for exceptional achievement.Sydney Brenner – The South African born and educated molecular biologist, along with two of his colleagues, was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their research into the genetic development of organs and the “programmed death” or “suicide” of cells.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_img24 June 2010The Dutch national football squad, which is based in Johannesburg for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has left a lasting legacy in Johannesburg – an Orange Cruyff Court football pitch in Hillbrow.Residents of Hillbrow were completely bowled over when the Dutch squad rolled in for the opening of the pitch, which represents a lasting legacy for Hillbrow’s underprivileged children, and was donated on behalf of the football team known as the “Oranje”.The Cruyff Court was officially opened by the Dutch squad, as they joined the Hillbrow community, along with various Dutch and South African dignitaries on Thursday, 10 June at the Madulamoho Housing Association’s BG Alexander building. Former Dutch star players Johan Cruyff and Ruud Gullit were also present.‘Absolutely fantastic’“It’s absolutely fantastic and it’s very significant,” said Chris Lund, Madulamoho’s chief financial officer. “Social housing is not just about shelter. It’s also about providing for people’s needs and making a contribution to the community.”With broken pipes, a collapsed sewerage system and extreme pest-infestation, the colossal BG Alexander building, located in the heart of Hillbrow, was once a hijacked building that was deemed unfit for human habitation.But with the help of Madulamoho – Sesotho for “living together” – and the Johannesburg Social Housing Company, the residential building has been restored and today has a full catering kitchen, recreation halls, a day care facility and now an authentic Cruyff Court.“Madulamoho, along with the Ekhaya Neighbourhood Precinct, has been making major inroads in Hillbrow with housing and social development,” said Renier Erasmus, the chief executive of Madulamoho.‘Make this neighbourhood a community’“The Cruyff Court is part of a larger plan to make this neighbourhood a community, and we are incredibly grateful for it.”The Orange Cruyff Court will serve as a venue for the Hillbrow Community Coach Project, a combined soccer and life skills programme that teams up professional football players with local youth.The programme was made possible by the Netherlands’ Cruyff Foundation in collaboration with Wits University, the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Royal Netherlands Football Association.Madulamoho was established in 2004 to roll out transitional and communal housing in Johannesburg’s inner city.It has provided housing for more than 2 400 low-income tenants. The association aims to create opportunities for residents to engage in sports and recreational activities such as boxing, soccer, karate and aerobics.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#Autonomous vehicle#electric#green#hybrid#International High-Tech Fair#Internet of Things#IoT#lithium ion#mining IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts center_img An international team headed by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley revealed an all-electric heavy duty mining truck at the 2016 International High-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China.While not yet autonomous, it is the largest all-electric mining truck in the world, with an overall length of 8.8 meters, height of 4.2 meters, and 60 tons maximum loaded weight.See Also: Otto and Budweiser buys the world the first autonomous trucking roundOver 100 scientists and engineers have worked on the mining truck for the past two years, ensuring that it is fit for use. It operates in extreme temperatures, from -30 to 50 degrees and the battery lasts over ten years.One of the truck’s main selling points is the “state-of-the-art” battery system that provides over 20,000 charges, cannot catch fire, and charges extremely quickly compared to other electric trucks on the market.“The vehicle combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system, which can be configured to meet different objectives such as improved fuel economy, increased power, and reduced emissions,” said Professor Samuel Mao of the University of California at Berkeley’s Mechanical Engineering Department.The Institute of New Energy, Innova Power, Dongfeng Heavy Industry, and Siemens have all contributed to the development of the mining truck.The critical need for big EVsAn all-electric mining truck could make up for 60-80 percent of the mining transportation costs, according to statistics provided by the university. Xing-Guang Huang, General Manager of Dongfeng Heavy Industry, said the truck is 60-70 percent more fuel efficient than conventional trucks.It is not the first mining truck to go all-electric. Caterpillar’s CAT 795F AC Miner is a reasonable size for most mining companies and has been on the market for a few years.In addition to fuel costs and climate-related issues, the future of large-scale EV technologies will be critical to the industrial autonomous vehicle market — since any new equipment developed will likely need to be freed from the need for fossil fuel to operate in closed and remote environments.Other startups, like long-haul self-driving truck firm Otto, are trying to figure out the lucrative commercial freight market. That firm was recently acquired by Uber for $680 million. David Curry 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

first_imgFor a long time, the folks that sell inbound marketing and “social selling” (which they are now struggling to differentiate from what they are calling “social marketing,” a distinction without a difference) have used CEB’s research that buyers are 57 percent into their buying process before they engage a salesperson to suggest that:Cold calling is dead.A salesperson can create no value before the point the buyer decides to engage.A salesperson’s only hope of being found when a buyer reaches that 57 percent mark is developing their personal brand on social media.A salesperson’s only chance of being relevant is by having content that serves the buyer when they decide to engage in exploring change.One should never interrupt the buyer, but rather one should serve the buyer, by helping them once they engage.CEB does not share this statistic to make any of the above points. Quite to the contrary, the point that they make with this statistic is that you should try to command as much of your dream client’s mindshare as they move down this path—especially when you can initiate the change by coming in at 0 percent!Because the buyer is doing a lot of work to understand and frame their problem, meet with people on their team, and explore some of their options before they proactively reach out to a salesperson, that isn’t an excuse to passively wait for your prospective client to reach out to you.But please don’t take my word for any of this. Listen here as I ask Brent Adamson (CEB, now Gartner) to explain this in his own words—and act accordingly.last_img read more

A Very Grateful Man TCIs Darron Hilaire laments following frightening ordeal with

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The past few hours have been quite an experience.   One I never imagined I would ever face.     I spent the last two weeks, and more so the last two days studying the wisdom books of the Bible — Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job.   I became extremely fascinated by a passage from the book of Ecclesiastes Ch 12:1, which says paraphrased, “Set your mind on Christ in your youth.”I taught from this scripture in my boy’s small group session for the past weeks and have been eager to read the entire book to understand the intention of the author.   Through study I found out that in order to understood the message of Ecclesiastes, you also have to understand the message of Proverbs, which comes first, and Job, who comes last.The Book of Proverbs highlights the concept and the principle of wisdom.   It simply indicates that whoever finds and exercises wisdom is guaranteed success in all areas of their life.The Book of Ecclesiastes is written more from a critic’s tone of voice.   The teacher and the author describes how life is but a whisp of smoke. It is unpredictable.   Things good and bad happen to the wise and the unwise.   We all share the same destiny: death.   Death equalizes us.The Book of Job builds on this wisdom, and ends with a beautiful and powerful message.   Job is tested by God to the extent that he loses everything he ever valued.   The scriptures indicate that he did absolutely nothing to deserve it.   He then decided to question God and ask, why did this happen to me of all people?   God responded to Job very vividly in a vision indicating that, there are some things in life we may never come to understand. The message of the book of Job was simply to trust in God’s wisdom.I had a conversation with my Pastor earlier after mentioning this to him and he gave what I thought was a perfect summary.   He said, “fairness is not a biblical concept; trusting God is.”I may never get closure.   Justice may never be served.   But I trust that God in his infinite and mysterious wisdom and divine sovereignty knows all things, and does all things well.I recall not being fearful at all for the entire time that I was facing the ground, taking orders from masked gun men, tied up, held hostage in the backseat of my car, held at gunpoint, robbed, and released.   There was an overwhelming sense of peace and wisdom that saturated my consciousness and being to which I grateful to the Holy Spirit.The robbers remarked that I was a good man and therefore handed me my bag, my wallet and after several request, my phone—unharmed.I remember sitting to my desk yesterday afternoon reading Job and saying to myself, God, I hope I don’t have to be tested in such a way any time soon. Not knowing that, in a matter of hours, my time would come.  I am not the least bit discouraged.   I am more so empowered by the way my faith and trust in God has grown and has been growing.I am encouraged to share this experience as I assist with leading the memorial for my 19 year old cousin who lost his life in an accident that I was 5 minutes away from experiencing.May this be a lesson to all of us. God is Sovereign.   His wisdom is unmatched and not always understood.And as the book of Ecclesiastes states,   “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”Thank you all for the calls and comments. It was sincerely appreciated.Blessings and love,Darron D. Hilaire Jr. ߙEcclesiastes 12:13-14 ESVlast_img read more