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28 local gov’t units in Iloilo acclaimed as ‘child-friendly’

first_imgAccording to Pador, other LGUs thatfailed to bag the seal may have difficulty meeting the criterion on allottingone percent of their IRA for programs and services for children, or theirmunicipal social welfare and development offices of these LGUs may also have somany things to attend to. * Estancia * Lambunao * Oton * Maasin * Dumangas * Carles * LGU must allot one percent of itsInternal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for the implementation of programs andservices for children * Balasan * Tigbauan * Janiuay * Zarraga The 28 LGUs awarded with the Seal ofChild-Friendly Local Governance were the following: * New Lucena The following were the parameters: * Badiangan * Igbaras * Pototan * San Joaquin * San Miguel * Pavia * Calinog The Regional Council for theProtection of Children is made up of the regional offices of the Department ofSocial Welfare and Development and Department of Interior and Local Government. * San Dionisio * Batad * Dueñas * Barotac Viejo * Alimodian * Leganes * Tubungan “The PSWDO will help them,” saidPador./PN These LGUs met the parameters forchild-friendly governance set by the Regional Council for the Protection ofChildren, according to Dr. Neneth Pador, chief of the Provincial Social Welfareand Development Office (PSWDO). * LGU must have a local developmentplan, investment plan and local code for children * LGU must conduct information driveon the rights of children (right for survival, protection, development andparticipation) * San Enrique * Concepcion * the local chief executive mustdeliver a State of the Children Address * Dingle ILOILO – Twenty-eight local governmentunits (LGUs) in this province were awarded the Seal of Child-Friendly LocalGovernance for 2018 during the recent 2019 Children’s Month celebration of theIloilo provincial government.last_img read more

Hill-Rom Names New Chief Operating Officer

first_imgSolomon joins Hill-Rom as COO.BATESVILLE, Ind. – A seasoned health care executive is joining Hill-Rom as Chief Operating Officer.Carlyn D. Solomon, 52, joins the company from Edwards Lifesciences, where he worked for nine years, most recently as Corporate Vice President for Edwards’ Critical Care and Vascular businesses.Solomon will be responsible for all of Hill-Rom’s global commercial, research and development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs, and supply chain operations.“We are delighted to have someone of Carlyn’s proven ability joining Hill-Rom,” said John Greisch, Hill-Rom’s President and CEO.  “Carlyn’s expertise in growing businesses and improving operations makes him the ideal COO for us, and will enable me to devote much more of my attention to our growth strategy.  I am very pleased to welcome Carlyn to the Hill-Rom team.”Before joining Edwards, Solomon spent 18 years at Baxter International, where he held various positions including Interim President of Baxter’s Bio Science division and VP of Global Operations for the same division.Hill-Rom is a global medical technology company headquartered in Batesville with more than 7,000 associates in over 100 countries.last_img read more

Semenya must take hormone-suppressing drugs to compete – Swiss court

first_img World Athletics banned Semenya and other DSD athletes from races between 400m and a mile unless they take testosterone-reducing drugs. Semenya is classified as a woman, was raised as a woman and races as a woman. But for World Athletics, women like Semenya, with certain masculine attributes due to DSD, are classified, biologically, as men. It is a position hotly contested by South African officials. In the build-up to the 2009 world championships in Berlin, where an 18-year-old Semenya went on to win gold in the 800m, the South African had to undergo gender verification testing to confirm her eligibility to compete in the women’s category. She was subsequently put on medication to reduce her testosterone levels, spending six months sidelined by World Athletics. Semenya, born with the “46 XY” chromosome rather than the XX chromosome most females have, described the experience as like that of being treated like a “human guinea pig” and vowed never to again allow World Athletics (then known as the IAAF) to enforce medication upon her in order to compete. South Africa’s double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya cannot compete until she accepts to be treated with hormone-suppressing drugs, the Swiss supreme court confirmed on Tuesday. The court dismissed the appeals submitted by Semenya and her athletics federation against the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on eligibility regulations for differences of sexual development (DSD) athletes. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport had the right to uphold the conditions of participation issued for female athletes with the genetic variant ‘46 XY DSD’ in order to guarantee fair competition for certain running disciplines in female athletics,” the Swiss court said. – No one shall ‘drug me’ – And after Tuesday’s ruling in Switzerland, Semenya again refused to comply, even though it might mean missing out on the Tokyo Olympics, postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I am very disappointed by this ruling, but refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am,” she said. “Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history. “I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born. I know what is right and will do all I can to protect basic human rights, for young girls everywhere.” Dorothee Schramm, the lawyer who led Semenya’s appeal, said the decision was a “call to action – as a society, we cannot allow a sports federation to override the most fundamental of human rights”. But World Athletics welcomed the Swiss court’s decision, hailing it “a legitimate and proportionate means of protecting the right of all female athletes to participate in our sport on fair and meaningful terms”. “For the last five years World Athletics (formerly IAAF) has fought for and defended equal rights and opportunities for all women and girls in our sport today and in the future,” the body headed by Sebastian Coe said. “We are committed to the full participation of women in the sport of athletics, be that as elite female athletes in fair and meaningful competition, as young girls developing life and sport skills, or as administrators or officials.” Loading… center_img Read Also: Messi assures Koeman of his commitment after first training World Athletics added the DSD regulations, as recognised by the Swiss court, “are not about challenging an individual’s gender identity, but rather about protecting fair competition for all female athletes”. “World Athletics remains committed to applying the regulations carefully and sensitively to ensure that 46XY DSD athletes who wish to compete in the female category are able to do so safely and fairly.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth12 Countries With The Most Impressive Technological InnovationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

Deery Series title to be decided at Liberty 100

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 20) – Tyler Bruening and Jeff Aikey will decide one of the closest point races in the Deery Brothers Summer Series’ 30-year history during the Ideal Ready Mix Lib­erty 100 weekend at West Liberty Raceway.Bruening seeks his career first IMCA Late Model tour title and leads Aikey by a single point head­ing into the Saturday, Sept. 24 50-lap, $2,500 to win finale.Aikey already owns seven Deery championships and knows all about tour nailbiters: He was one point better than Rob Toland in 2006, in another series title chase that wasn’t decided until the final event.“I’m looking forward to it. We’re good friends with Tyler. I’m going to West Liberty to win it and I know he is, too,” said Aikey, also the Deery king in 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2009 and 2012. “He’ll be on his game and we’ll be on ours. I’m sure it will come down to a car or two.”“I’m excited about the chance to win an eighth title and my whole team is pumped up. We were excited about winning a fourth straight Super Nationals at Boone. We’ve been to­gether since 1995 and I think I have one of the best teams in Iowa,” he continued. “When I’m in the car, I give it 150 percent. When they’re in the shop, they give 200 percent. Our maintenance is bar none the best.”Bruening has been a series regular since 2009. He’s got a win and three second-place showings through the first 15 Deery events this year.“It’s fun that it’s come down to this. I’m looking forward to getting back on the track,” Bruening said. “It’s bittersweet to see it come to an end. I wish we could keep racing.”Maintenance was also one of the factors he credited in his success.“It’s a lot of things. You’ve got to have a dedicated program in the shop. You’ve got to have some luck, too. We’ve been in good positions this year and we’ve been consistent,” said Bruening. “It helps having run the series and knowing what to expect from track to track.”Both drivers have a provisional to spare and are guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s main event. Aikey has a 2-to-1 edge in features won already this season and thus brings the tie-break­ing advantage to town.A 20-lap, $1,000 to win Iron Man feature for drivers with perfect series attendance this season and former Deery champions is on the schedule along with qualifying races on Friday, Sept. 23, when racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Pit passes are $30.Another $2,500 to win non-points feature is on the docket for Deery drivers following Saturday’s main event. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Pit passes are $35.Kids 12 and under get in free and Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts run both nights.Saturday’s Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 676; 2. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 675; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 629; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 627; 5. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, 613; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 611; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 583; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 570; 9. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 546; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 537; 11. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 441; 12. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 401; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 398; 14. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 394; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, and Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, both 344; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 342; 18. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 302; 19. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 296; 20. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., 242.last_img read more

EPL: Kane, Dele Alli seal Spurs comeback win

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored in the second half as Jose Mourinho’s side came from behind to claim a 2-1 home victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Thursday. Kane followed up his own shot to equalise in the 53rd minute and cancel out Adam Webster’s first-half header and Alli put Spurs ahead in the 72nd, knocking in a pass from Serge Aurier to complete a move inspired by substitute Christian Eriksen. Spurs were reeling from a disheartening home 2-0 loss to Chelsea and a sleepy atmosphere gripped their stadium early in the game, which was briefly lifted when Kane put the ball in the net before a VAR review ruled the effort offside. Brighton, who had thrashed Spurs 3-0 in October in one of the final games under Mourinho’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, went ahead when defender Webster appeared unmarked to head in a Pascal Gross free kick in the 37th minute. Mourinho left club record signing Tanguy Ndombele out of the squad but brought on Giovani Lo Celso and Eriksen after Kane’s leveller and the move paid off as Eriksen foxed Brighton’s defence with a cross-field pass which Aurier flicked to Alli. The victory took Tottenham up to fifth in the standings on 29 points after 19 games and left Brighton in 13th on 20.Tags: Adam WebsterChristian EriksenHarry KaneSerge AurierTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Sung-yueng on song for Swansea

first_img Press Association Steve Bruce’s Tigers, struggling with injury and suspension and second bottom in the table, also hit the frame of the goal through Andy Robertson and had a last-gasp penalty appeal rejected but would have been flattered by a point. Since seeing off Crystal Palace at the start of October they have failed to win in 10 Barclays Premier League matches, collecting just four points from a possible 30. With Jake Livermore earning a fifth booking of the season and captain Curtis Davies coming off injured in the second half, things already appear bleak for the Boxing Day trip to Sunderland. The Swansea team-sheet appeared to give hope to the hosts, with top-scorer Wilfried Bony starting on the bench and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leon Britton and Jefferson Montero all absent through injury amid seven changes. Yet the Tigers had troubles of their own to contend with, replacing the suspended Tom Huddlestone with Gaston Ramirez and the injured Michael Dawson with Alex Bruce. The game began vibrantly, Abel Hernandez hurling himself into tackles before Nikica Jelavic and Wayne Routledge wasted early chances at either end. Routledge’s was marginally more inviting, James Chester having been caught out by Ashley Williams’ long ball, but he pulled his shot wide of the near post. Ramirez also spurned a good opening, sending a wayward first-time effort into the stand after Neil Taylor diverted the ball into his path. The visitors scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute when South Korean midfielder Ki attempted to turn his back on Jonjo Shelvey’s shot and instead succeeded in diverting past Allan McGregor with his lower arm. While that represented a considerable slice of luck, it was no less than the visitors deserved, Shelvey hitting the post with a second long-range effort and Bafetimbi Gomis also denied by the woodwork in the latter stages. The game did not have the look of a stalemate and the opener came in the 14th minute, Shelvey neatly creating room to shoot on his left foot. McGregor had it well covered but was left helpless as Ki’s unwitting intervention saw the ball change course and bobble over the line. Hull were close to the ideal response eight minutes later, Robertson initiating a break down the left then reappearing in the box to collect Hernandez’s lay-off. The Scotland international let rip but was denied by the crossbar and a fingertip save from Lukasz Fabianksi. That was as good as Hull’s first-half efforts got, as passes began to go astray and Livermore collected his fifth booking of the season and a one-game suspension to go with it. Swansea came within a whisker of doubling their lead when Shelvey tried his luck from distance a second time. The midfielder took three touches without being closed down with his fourth a fizzing effort off the outside of his right boot. McGregor was well beaten but the ball crashed off the post and came back across goal. Hull fashioned a couple of chances after the break, Ramirez’s free-kick briefly threatening before bending wide and Jelavic’s header saved low by Fabianksi. But the pursuit of an equaliser almost cost them dear in the 54th minute when David Meyler carelessly lost the ball with Hull committed in attack. A lightning break ended with Tom Carroll threading a pass through Davies’ legs and into the path of the unmarked Shelvey, who looked certain to score from eight yards. But McGregor threw himself forward and smothered the shot brilliantly with feet. Bruce swapped a defender for an attacker on the hour, son Alex off for Sone Aluko, but the latter’s first contribution was to go in the book for a sloppy foul on Taylor. Swansea failed once again to put the game to bed when Bafetimbi Gomis got a slight touch on Marvin Emnes’ cross in the 74th minute and watched as the ball wrong-footed everyone before nestling against the post. Davies hobbled off before the close, with Harry Maguire handed a Premier League debut, while Yannick Sagbo tumbled under pressure from Angel Rangel in the dying seconds. Ki Sung-yueng was the unwitting match-winner as Swansea returned to winning ways at the expense of a Hull side who look set for a long, hard relegation battle.last_img read more

Charlie Swan left spellbound by mighty Faugheen

first_img The Willie Mullins-trained eight-year-old dominated his rivals last March and while his air of invincibility was lost when suffering the first defeat of his career at the hands of stable companion Nichols Canyon at Punchestown in November, he emphatically reversed that form with a scintillating performance in the Irish Champion Hurdle. Off the back of that performance, many consider Faugheen to be the best two-mile hurdler the sport has seen since the great Istabraq, who won a record-equalling three Champion Hurdles at Cheltenham and struck gold four times in the Irish equivalent – a feat only bettered last year by former Mullins superstar Hurricane Fly. “How he got beaten at Punchestown earlier in the season, I don’t know – I suppose he was only half-fit. “He was unbelievable the other day and I’d say they’ll all be running scared of him now. “He wasn’t an expensive horse and it’s incredible to think he was a point-to-pointer when you see what he did on Sunday. “Willie has an amazing supply of horses – each one seems to be better than the last – and I’m sure he appreciates it. “If he turns up in Cheltenham the way he was in Leopardstown, it’ll be no contest.” Former jockey Charlie Swan expects the “brilliant” Faugheen to win his second Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March following his stunning display at Leopardstown on Sunday. Swan, who steered Istabraq to all of his 23 hurdling triumphs, is better qualified than most to assess Faugheen’s dazzling talent. He told Press Association Sport: “Faugheen was very impressive. He’s a brilliant horse, for sure. “He jumped brilliantly and did everything right. “I think the third horse (Nichols Canyon) had a very hard race the last day (at Leopardstown over Christmas) and that probably took plenty out of him, but you can’t take anything from the winner. “It’s very hard to judge the two of them against each other (Faugheen and Istabraq), but it was an amazing performance the other day and he’s going to be very hard to beat in Cheltenham again.” Des McDonogh trained Monksfield to successive Champion Hurdles at Cheltenham in 1978 and 1979 and believes Faugheen deserves to be mentioned amongst the greats. “It was a fantastic performance at the weekend – mind-boggling, I would say,” said McDonogh. “I wouldn’t be mad about the way he made a mess of the last – you don’t usually get away with those things in the top Grade One races – but I’m not sure anything can get near enough to him for it to make a difference to the result. Press Associationlast_img read more

Swansea’s £478 Mascot Appearance Fee Causing Outrage in the UK

first_imgFormer English Premiership side, Swansea City yesterday received a flack from pundits following the revelation that the club charges ‘outrageous’ fee from willing parents that wanted their children to be mascots on match day.It costs up to £478 for a match-day mascot “package” at the Championship club, research by BBC Wales found.Only three teams in the Premier League charge more, while the experience is free at most of the top clubs. Cardiff City charge £255. Swansea City said prices were reduced this year following relegation.Consumer groups have branded the higher prices as “outrageous”.For many youngsters, the chance to walk out onto the pitch with their football heroes is a dream come true.Indeed many clubs tell parents the package is the “ultimate gift your child will never forget”.Yet while many of the biggest clubs in the country, including Premier League champions Manchester City, do not charge for the opportunity, others are cashing in more than £700 per child.Most packages include full kit, match tickets, photographs and autographs as well as walking onto the pitch before kick-off.But a £270 deal at Fulham does not include kit while a £185 package at Bournemouth does not come with a ticket to the game.Martyn James, of consumer website Resolver, said: “It’s absolutely outrageous that some richer kids can effectively buy their way to the top of the mascot list.“When I was younger, being a mascot was a reward for super loyalty or for having been through a great deal.“Charging any money for these packages is unacceptable – and it’s pretty unknown too.“It makes a mockery of all the things that our national game is supposed to represent.”Supporters on fan forums have slammed the prices as “unfair” and “scandalous”.Swansea City said the “truly once in a lifetime experience” includes four hospitality places, a meal and half-time penalty competition on the pitch.A spokesman added: “We’ve reduced prices this year following relegation, from £450 plus VAT to £399 plus VAT for weekend, and £349 plus VAT for weekday matches.“We also give one space free to charity every match and this was brought in this season.”Mascots at the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are picked at random from their junior fan club and are free.Cardiff City offer the chance for children aged between four and 10 to turn “dream into reality” for £255 and have sold out for many of their most popular home fixtures.Claire Blake, of Penarth, arranged for her eight-year-old son Cian to be a mascot before the Bluebirds’ game against champions Manchester City as a birthday gift in September.“We were lucky to get such a big game but I’m not sure we would be happy paying the same amount for games against other teams,” she said.“Cian got a kit, signed photos and met Neil Warnock and had a great time, but the seats were poor and it was a bit rushed meeting the players.”Season-ticket holder Tracy Morgan paid for her eight-year-old son Leo to be a mascot.She said: “It was very expensive but it was worth every penny to see my son’s face – and my husband’s.”Ryan Moore bought a mascot package as a Christmas gift for his six-year-old son Niall.He said: “It’s free for some big clubs like Liverpool but a money-making scheme at others and there are so many mascots that it dilutes the experience.“But we were pretty happy with the whole day. Niall loved it – apart from the team being hammered 4-1.”EPL MASCOT PRICESWest Ham United £700Leicester City £600Tottenham Hotspur £405Wolves £395Crystal Palace £375Brighton £350Burnley £300Fulham £270Cardiff City £255Watford £250Bournemouth £185Free: Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Newcastle United and Southampton.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers maul defenseless Cougs

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoMisfortune and a shaky start by the defense couldn’t stop the Badgers from running away with another home opener win.Behind Tyler Donovan’s 284 passing yards and four touchdowns, Wisconsin won to begin the year for the 10th straight time.The game began with little excitement, but soon turned into a high-scoring affair following an unfortunate bounce off of a blocked punt.With a great jump on his first official play after redshirting his freshman season, defensive end Kirk DeCremer surged through the line on the snap and got his hands on the punt. Unfortunately for the backup defensive end and Wisconsin, the ball bounced right back into Washington State punter Darryl Blunt’s hands, who then ran 11 yards to pick up the first down.Two big plays later — a 38-yard strike to wideout Brandon Gibson and a 9-yard scamper by tailback Dwight Tardy — WSU was up 7-0.Freshman cornerback Aaron Henry attributed “overexcitement” to the defense’s shaky start.”Everybody comes out pumped,” Henry said. “It was the first game of the season so we had to kind of settle down, play our game, and the second half we end up doing that.”The Badgers responded. A good kickoff return by freshman David Gilreath set up the Wisconsin offense at its own 39-yard line. From there, newly named starting quarterback Tyler Donovan moved the ball down the field with a mixture of handoffs to running back P.J. Hill and passes to three different receivers. Faced with third-and-long from Washington State’s 42, Donovan connected with tight end Travis Beckum over the middle for a 15-yard pickup.Later in the drive on a third-and-short, Donovan, instead of handing it off to Hill, rolled out of the pocket to buy some time and found little-utilized receiver Xavier Harris for a 14-yard gain to set up 1st-and-goal from the 5.”I think he definitely showed today that he’s [the] capable quarterback that we expected him to be, and he will be throughout the season,” senior receiver Luke Swan said.But the player Donovan connected with time and time again was none other than the Fennimore Flash, Swan. Donovan found his classmate in the back corner of the end zone to knot the score up at seven apiece.”We’ve been five years together … so there’s chemistry there,” Swan said.In all, the two hooked up eight times for 170 yards and two scores, including a 38-yard strike to give UW a 28-14 lead late in the second quarter.”He thought he had help over the top, but [Paul Hubbard] kind of took that away by going through his inside shoulder,” Swan said. “It was a design play that was perfect for Cover 2.”Despite the momentum seemingly back in Wisconsin’s favor, Washington State showed no mercy on its second drive of the game. The Cougars caught the Badger defense off balance, running the ball with precision and success. Of the 80 yards gained en route to a 14-7 lead, 62 came on the ground. Quarterback Alex Brink, known more for his arm than his running, even got into the mix, snapping off a career-long 27-yard scamper during which UW’s defense looked hopelessly lost.”We let the ball get outside of us,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said of the team’s early game struggles. “We lost leverage on the football, we missed tackles because of it, and in turn it led to two scores.”Again, the Badgers responded. Another short kick in addition to a personal foul gave the Badgers great field position at the Cougars’ 47. A few plays later, pulling out all the strings, offensive coordinator Paul Chryst called for a wide receiver reverse by Gilreath that took Wisconsin inside the 5-yard line. From there, Hill bowled his way to find pay dirt and a 14-14 tie. “I love his mentality, how he comes every day and really finds things that play to our strengths,” Swan said about the play-calling abilities of offensive coordinator Paul Chryst.”He’s a mastermind when it comes to offense, how he can bring the offense together so things click,” Donovan added.After a shaky start to begin the game, giving up 14 points on Washington State’s first two drives, Wisconsin clamped down and controlled the tempo. With the score still tied at 14, Washington State was given a great scoring opportunity at Wisconsin’s 36 following a fumble by Swan. Wisconsin’s defense stepped up, forcing the Cougars into a long field-goal attempt which was well short.”I think after the first couple of series our coaches did an excellent job making adjustments, and then I think we played well defensively after that,” strong safety Aubrey Pleasant said.As was the case all of last year, the Badgers dominated the time of possession, holding the ball for 36:47.Part of that success stemmed from the team’s third-down efficiency — finishing 11-of-15 — and the ease in which the offense continued to move the chains.”We made a lot of third-down conversions when it was real important,” Swan said. “Guys stayed composed as far as that goes … and Tyler made a lot of good throws.”On all of its seven drives, UW picked at least one first down.While Donovan was fantastic, his counterpart Brink wasn’t bad either. The senior WSU signal caller finished 17-of-27 for 171 yards and a score.In place of injured tight end Andy Crooks, redshirt sophomore Garrett Graham recorded his first career catch and touchdown on the same play to put Wisconsin up for good 21-14.”I can’t really describe it,” Graham said. “It was a great day to go out there, score a touchdown in my first game and feel like I’m really contributing.”Running back Lance Smith looked good in relief of Hill, rushing 11 times for 60 yards.Freshman running back Zach Brown and junior quarterback Allan Evridge also got into the mix when the game was all but over. Brown rushed for 13 yards on four carries and Evridge completed the only pass he attempted. While the win was a good one and exhibited just how potent Wisconsin can be on both offense and defense, there is much to improve upon. And that can’t be bad.”We still have a long way to go,” Henry said. “We still have to get better. We have 11 more games, so this is just a steppingstone for us.”last_img read more

Trojans stumble on NorCal roadtrip

first_imgLast weekend, the USC women’s swimming and diving team fell to California and Stanford in two consecutive dual meets.The men’s team traveled to Northern California on Friday hoping to avoid a similar fate, but the Trojans lost to both Cal, 160-133, and Stanford, 162-116.One more shot · Despite weekend losses, USC will have another chance to face Cal and Stanford at the Pac-10 diving championships. – Daily Trojan file photo The No. 8 Trojans (6-3) faced the No. 1 Golden Bears on Friday, and though the team had a few key victories, they were not enough to take home a win.Two key USC swimmers in the Cal dual meet were senior diver Steven Starks and sophomore Charlie Charlesworth, who won two events each.Starks won both the one- and three-meter diving events, while Charlesworth won the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle.Senior Clement Lefert also placed second in the 500-yard freestyle.“We weren’t really expected to win [against Cal], but we could have put up a better fight,” said senior co-captain Dillon Connolly. “We took a lot from it.”The day following their loss to Cal, the Trojans went up against the No. 2 Cardinal hoping to salvage the trip, by earning a split.USC sophomore Alex Lendrum was a force to be reckoned with on Saturday against Stanford, winning the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstoke and 200-yard IM for the Trojans.Despite Lendrum’s performance, however, Stanford proved to be too much to handle.The Cardinal placed two of its swimmers in the top three in 11 of the 12 events of the meet and broke a pool record in the 200-yard free relay.USC coach Dave Salo, who went up to face the two Northern California teams with the Women of Troy last weekend, as well, acknowledged some of the issues USC faced against both teams.“Stanford was a meet that had  we been just a little bit tougher at the end of races we might have pulled out a win,” Salo said. “We matched up with them pretty well, but like Cal, we let a few races get away from us and let Stanford defeat us with momentum.”The Trojans are optimistic that they will do better at the Pac-10s with some preparation.“We have a few weeks to prepare for the Pac-10 championships and we need to take care of the little mistakes if we want a chance at challenging for a top three team finish,” Salo said.Senior co-captain Emmett Walling said he is happy with the team as a whole, even if it didn’t win this weekend.“I’m super proud of the team. Just keeping our spirits up throughout the Stanford meet was our biggest strengths,” Walling said. “And I think that’s what makes a championship team, keeping our spirits up when things aren’t going our way.”The next time the USC swim and dive team competes will be at the Pac-10 Diving Championships on Feb. 24 and then at the Pac-10 Swimming Championships in March.last_img read more