Pac-10 roundup: Huskies able to hold off Beavers

first_img But it wasn’t easy on a night when they didn’t shoot well and preseason All-America Brandon Roy struggled with eight points on 3-for-9 shooting. Freshman Jon Brockman added 11 points for Washington, while Marcel Jones led the Beavers (9-8, 2-4) with 14 points. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card California 88, at ASU 58 Ayinde Ubaka scored 24 points and Leon Powe added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears (10-5, 4-2). The 30-point victory matched the Bears’ second-biggest Pac-10 road margin in school history. Kevin Kruger scored 18 for the Sun Devils (7-9, 1-6). Oregon 52, at Wash. St. 50 Malik Hairston sank two 3-point field goals in the final 12 seconds, including the game-winning basket with four-tenths of a second remaining, to lift Oregon (10-8, 4-2) to the win over Washington State (9-6, 2-4). Jordan Kent led Oregon with season highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Cougars were led by Josh Akognon with 18 points. NO. 10 WASHINGTON 69, OREGON STATE 65 SEATTLE – Bobby Jones made two key baskets down the stretch and sank two free throws with 16.5 seconds to go, finishing with 16 points to lead No. 10 Washington to a 69-65 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night. The Huskies (15-2, 4-2 Pac-10) ended a two-game conference losing streak at home after they had a 32-game home winning streak broken. They won their third straight league game. at Arizona 90, Stanford 81 (OT) Freshman Marcus Williams scored a season-high 22 points and Mustafa Shakur had 13 points and a career-high 12 assists, lifting depleted Arizona (11-6, 4-3) to the win over the Cardinal (7-7, 3-3). Williams made a driving layup to tie the score at 73 in regulation, then broke a 77-77 tie with a three-point play with 2:26 left in overtime. 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

Giants buzz: Kikuchi sweepstakes, plan for Posey, A’s trades

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Mets shipped out top prospects for All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and veteran hitter Robinson Cano. The Nationals shelled out $140 million for free agent starter Patrick Corbin. The St. Louis Cardinals completed a massive trade, acquiring Paul Goldschmidt in exchange for three prospects from the Diamondbacks.So what are the Giants waiting for?CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photos on your mobile device.That’s a loaded question that can’t be answered succinctly, …last_img

Week two in review

first_imgHalf-a-dozen touchdown passes from the arm of Will Omey and 12 tackles from Justin Hagler guided St. Bernard’s to a road win while a pair of redzone turnovers cost Eureka a chance at win No. 1 on the year during what was week two of the high school football season.Omey, Hagler and the soaring seniorsQuarterback Will Omey tossed six touchdown passes for St. Bernard’s in what was a 39-14 win on the road at Hoopa Valley Friday night.And it was all about the seniors.Omey connected with Lane …last_img

Women of excellence: Lynette Ntuli, icon of young business leadership

first_imgPassionate about youth development and leadership, Lynette Ntuli is a founding director and the chairperson of Ignite SA, a dynamic movement and online multimedia platform that mobilises young South African leaders.Play Your Part Ambassador Lynette Ntuli is breaking the mould for young women in business, mobilising youth leadership and igniting a passion for active citizenship and social cohesion through Ignite SA, her dynamic multimedia network of young South Africans.The founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, Ntuli has held executive roles at Motseng Marriott Corporate Property, Motseng Property Services and the Durban Business Enhancement Initiative. Her appointment as general manager of the Pavilion mall in Durban made her the first black woman to helm a super-regional shopping centre in South Africa.In 2014 Ntuli was named Glamour magazine Woman of The Year in business, and selected as one of the Top 200 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium, the world’s premier think-tank on leadership, politics and society. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow in the flagship programme of US President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.Ntuli has served as the chief executive of the Durban Business Enhancement Initiative, a business development initiative created by the corporate fraternity to leverage the organisational capacity of the private and public sector to boost growth, national and international trade and sustainability in economic sectors identified as priorities by the National Development Plan: infrastructure development and planning, manufacturing, ports and commodities.Passionate about youth development and leadership, Ntuli is a founding director and the chairperson of Ignite SA, a dynamic movement and online multimedia platform that mobilises young South African leaders to network and debate on issues to do with business, leadership, education, society, the economy and development, through a number of different programmes and partner-led initiatives.She is also a globally recognised professional speaker on a large variety of business and socioeconomic subjects.Ntuli’s other awards and accolades received include the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Award in 2008, Destiny magazine’s Woman to Watch in 2009, and the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2012. She was also featured as one of the “Under 30 and on Top” by O – the Oprah Magazine in 2009.She is actively involved in a number of organisations including the Business Women’s Association, International Women’s Forum, Women’s Property Network, Institute of Directors SA, South African Property Owners Association, South African Council of Shopping Centres (and the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners.She has served as vice chair of the Durban of the Businesswoman’s Association, as a SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise/Enactus national and World Cup final round judge (Malaysia 2011), Retail Development and Design Awards 2009 judge, a Green Building Council of SA technical working committee member for the development of the Retail Green Star Tool, and a South African Council of Shopping Centres KZN committee member.last_img read more

Kalmbach Feeds opens state-of-the-art feed plant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A drive down US Route 23 to Upper Sandusky will reveal an imposing and impressive sight in the form of Kalmbach Feeds’ newest feed plant, the Ruth Elizabeth Kalmbach (REK) Facility.The new feed mill is just south of their existing operations and is made up of a concrete tower standing over 180 feet tall, surrounded by pre-engineered metal buildings for storage and operations.The facility is notable for more than just its size, boasting a hi-tech operating system with the ability to work with just three main crew operating its command center. Bulk feed processing means a non-stop workload for the plant, which will continue to increase its output volume as time progresses.Kalmbach introduced the facility to several clients, sponsors, and community members on Thursday.Watch the full video explaining the technical side of things with Chris Armstrong, plant engineer for Kalmbach Feeds, in the video above.last_img read more

Heat-Pump Water Heaters Come of Age

first_imgUPDATED on October 26, 2018The least expensive way to heat domestic hot water is with natural gas. Homes without access to natural gas usually choose an electric water heater, since electricity is generally cheaper than propane.Although most electric water heaters use electric resistance elements to heat water, a more efficient method uses a heat pump — in other words, a device that heats the water using a compressor like the one found in a refrigerator or air conditioner. While a refrigerator transfers heat from the interior of the refrigerator to the room where the refrigerator is located — in effect, heating the room — a heat-pump water heater transfers heat from the room to a tank of water — in effect, cooling the room.Compared to an electric-resistance water heater, the main benefit of a heat-pump water heater is energy efficiency. While the efficiency of electric resistance elements is 100% — all of the electrical energy sent to a resistance element is converted into heat — the efficiency of an air-source heat pump can be as high as 250%. The heat-pump isn’t making heat — it’s transferring heat from the air to the water. A heat pump is capable of transferring more energy than the energy required to run it.The type of heat pump used for heat-pump water heaters can’t heat water as quickly as electric resistance elements, however. While the electric-resistance elements in a typical water heater can heat 20 gallons per hour, a heat pump can only manage about 8 gallons per hour (or even less, if the ambient air temperature is below 68°F).To make up for this basic deficiency in heat-pump performance, heat-pump water heaters are equipped with electric resistance elements that are energized whenever the heat pump can’t keep up with the demand for hot water. This feature improves the performance of… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Shooter Abhinav Bindra takes Olympic loss in his stride

first_imgChampions are supposed to exhibit emotions, but not Abhinav Bindra .When he won the gold medal in Beijing on August 11, 2008 he was a man of few words. And a day later, when he was again at the ranges he said: “Yeah, I won a medal yesterday, so what’s the big deal,” he said.People were shocked by that reaction as champions are expected to give a lot of quotes even if they don’t mean them.Four years hence, as Bindra crashed out of the London Olympic s, he stomached the loss well. After he took off his shooting jacket, trousers and shoes, he went up to his coach Uwe Lin and got a hug. The two exchanged words in private and then walked away in different directions.Bindra spoke to the media quite freely on Monday. “I am not disappointed at all. I think the journey for me in the last four years has been fantastic,” said Bindra.”Yes, I did give up shooting for some time after Beijing but I love my sport and got back to it. It was an off day for me today and I was shooting under time pressure,” said Bindra, as he slumped in the last seven shots, hitting three scores of 9s.But the champion was quick in answering a question on retirement. “No, I am not quitting. I love shooting,” he said.Bindra had once spoken of giving up shooting air rifle as he had achieved the pinnacle. Asked if he would shift to another event, Bindra answered in the negative.”I am not so talented that I can compete in another event,” he said.Those who know Bindra and his ability to bounce back will vouch he never gets satisfied that easily. He has his own ways of doing things, especially when he takes on the establishment or his run-ins with the sports ministry.But the Bindra of today is much more mature. The sad part was he could not enter the air rifle final shooting hall today. “I wanted to watch Gagan shoot the final but as space was at a premium, I was not allowed in. I did keep track of the scores through internet,” said Bindra.The final question to the champion was on their rivalry. “No, there is no rivalry. We are only shooting at the target. It’s fantastic Gagan has won a medal today. I always said he had the potential,” said Bindra.Coach Sunny Thomas says it is good that Indian shooting has depth where in one event two shooters are pushing each other so hard.Maybe, the next time Bindra and Narang square off in the range, the result could be different. In two years time, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games will be held. And Bindra can again prove a point to his detractors and fans.advertisementlast_img read more