first_img Published on March 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm Contact Christopher: [email protected] | @chrisscargs Facebook Twitter Google+ It was already an uphill battle even at the start of the doubles point for Syracuse against No. 10 Virginia. The No. 23 Orange, with a 4-7 record in doubles, went up against the Cavaliers’ three ranked doubles pairings. Sofya Golubovskaya and Sonya Treshcheva were the first to fall, losing their set 6-1 against No. 41 Vivian Glozman and Rosie Johanson. Soon after, UVA’s first doubles team of No. 51 Chloe Gullickson and Amber O’Dell defeated Zeynep Erman and Guzal Yusupova by an identical 6-1 score. As a result, Kim Hansen and Miranda Ramirez’s match went unfinished, and after the doubles point UVA kept its momentum going. Syracuse (8-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) suffered its first road loss this season against the Cavaliers (9-4, 3-2) with a sweep of 7-0, winning just one set out of the 15 played at Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday.UVA’s No. 95 Amber O’Dell swept Golubovskaya 6-0, 6-0 to gain the first singles point and pushed the lead to 2-0. Syracuse’s top singles player, No. 82 Guzal Yusupova, came soon after, losing 6-2, 6-1 against No. 10 Natasha Subhash. Virginia clinched the match after Hansen lost her singles point 6-3, 6-4 against No. 86 Sofia Munera. Losses from both Erman and Treshcheva extended the Cavaliers’ lead 6-0.Ramirez won the lone set for Syracuse, pushing her match to three sets after dropping her first set against No. 47 Rosie Johanson 6-3. When she won the second set, 6-4, Ramirez had a chance to earn a point back. Freshman Polina Kozyreva, who has dealt with injuries this season, wasn’t included in the Syracuse lineup against the Cavaliers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange return to Drumlins Country Club next Friday and face their highest-ranked opponent yet: No. 8 Georgia Tech. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgWhile I don’t like to get hung up on numbers, it does help people learn to make more conscious food decisions when they can actually see tangible evidence that the “granola” bar they ate contained mostly fat (and sugar!), and in fact was just a glorified chocolate bar.This little formula below can help you figure out if what you’re about to stuff in your mouth is actually that good for you (don’t be fooled by labels containing words like Natural, Whole, or even Organic – these words don’t necessarily mean healthy and you might be sabotaging your efforts to reach your goals!). Someone might say to you, “Oh you should be eating X amount of calories, and X grams of carbs, protein, and fat per day.” Well to someone who isn’t a registered dietitian, or, you know, experienced at memorizing food labels, this can be pretty overwhelming. But how much of these things should we be eating in a day? I personally believe every body functions differently, and there is no one set of magic numbers. On average, you want your diet to consist of approximately 50-60% carbohydrates, 15-20% Fat, and 15-20% Protein (The Dietary Guidelines for Americans). But like I said, these numbers are different for everyone. I know people who thrive on 30% fat, or even 75% carbs. It also depends on your goals. For general weight loss, I advise people to raise their protein, and lower their fat intake. There are a few reasons for this, but one major one is that protein helps to regulate your blood glucose. What the heck does that mean? To put simply, this means that the “carbs” your body gets from food is utilized in a slower, and more controlled manner – less spiking of your blood sugar levels. It’s like slow release energy – and you stay fuller, for longer! It is important to try and get protein and fat with all of your meals – just be mindful of your proportions! Carbs are your body’s main source of fuel, so enough with the low carb nonsense already! Just make smart carb decisions (whole grains, lots of veggies, etc). Ever wonder why your low-carb friend is such a biotch? Because the only source of fuel your brain uses is carbs! Nobody wants to be around a low-carb dieter (plus, when they go into ketosis, their breath smells naaasty. So now you’re practically PMSing and you have crazy bad breath. Sexy). Now I’m just going to warn you, there’s a bit of math involved here. Relax. Don’t freak out on me yet – it’s basic math, and I think the majority of us own a calculator (or at least have the app on our iPhone). So here’s the facts: 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories 1 gram of fat = 9 calories 1 gram of protein = 4 calories 1 lb of fat = 3,500 calories So pull out your favorite packaged snack food, and let’s get cracking here: Let’s say you eat a 2/3 cup of pistachios every day. Nuts are good fats, right? And 2/3’s really isn’t that much (especially when left alone, and no one is looking you eat about 2 cups). No big deal right? Well let’s take a closer look, shall we? 2/3 cup of pistachios: 310 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of protein To figure out what percentage of those calories comes from fat: 24 (grams of fat per 2/3 cup) x 9 (calories per gram of fat – see above) = 216 Now we take that 216 and divide by 310 (total number of calories from 2/3 cup of pistachios) = 0.7 Move the decimal, and we’ve figured out: 70% of the calories comes from fat. Yikes. Remember what I mentioned above? How you want your fat intake to be at about 15-20% (on the lower side if you’re trying to lose weight). This definitely is above that range… Let’s move on to protein: 11 (g of Protein) x 4 (cals per gram of protein) = 44 44 divided by 310 = 0.14 = 14% of the calories come from protein Not bad, but could be a bit higher. Carbohydrates: 13 (g of carbs in the nuts) x 4 (cals per gram of carbs) = 52 52 divided by 310 = 0.17 = 17% of the calories come from carbohydrates. Easy Peasy! But do you see why this would help someone make better food choices? The carbohydrates percentage is way too low, and the fat is way too high. Now try this simple formula on your favorite foods! Before we move totally away from math and word problems (bear with me!), I wanted to show you a bit more, looking at the dreaded cola. Let’s say you drink 2 colas a day (which you don’t really, right?). But let’s just say you do. Each cola is approximately 12 ounces (150 calories, 41 grams of carbs). If you drink those 2 colas every day: You’ve consumed 109,500 extra calories in one year And by replacing your cola with water you could, theoretically, lose 31 lbs of fat (109,500 ÷ 3500 (calories in 1 lb of fat)). I think I’ve made my point :)Teralee Trommeshauer lives in Castlegar, BC, and is a health, food, and fitness enthusiast currently working on her Holistic Nutrition and FItness Education certifications. This column originally appeared in her blog.last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2016)–Beaten 22 ½ lengths in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Aug. 20 and winless in 18 starts since winning the Grade II Charles Town Classic in April, 2014, Imperative rallied boldly from last to take Thursday’s $80,000 Big Bear Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux, who hadn’t been aboard in a year and a half. Trained by Richard Baltas, Imperative, a 6-year-old Bernardini gelding, got one mile in 1:35.98.“I think he can beat anyone in the world when he wants to,” said Desormeaux, who was also aboard for Imperative’s signature win in the Charles Town Classic. “He’s the kind of horse, he’s either gonna show up or he’s not. So I just (left him alone) until we got to the quarter pole and when I asked him, he just took off.”Owned by J K Racing Stable, Imperative was the 7-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds and up and paid $4.80, $3.00 and $2.40. In garnering his fourth win from 34 career starts, Imperative picked up a winner’s check of $50,400, which increased his earnings to $2,002,365.“He’s just a horse that’s hard to ride,” said Baltas, who has been the trainer of record for his last nine starts. “There’s a particular way to ride him and Kent knows how to ride him.”Pacesetter Conquest Cobra repelled a stiff challenge from eventual third place finisher Magic Mark, but was no match for the winner and had to settle for second, 3 ¼ lengths clear of “Magic.” Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Conquest Cobra was off at 7-2 and paid $4.20 and $2.80.Magic Mark, with Drayden Van Dyke aloft, was off at 3-1 and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.15, 46.75, 1:11.28 and 1:23.54.Friday is day one of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Accordingly, Santa Anita admission gates will open at 9 a.m. and first live race post time is at 11:25 a.m.Friday’s main event is the Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, which has been carded as the ninth race on a 10-race program. The Distaff will feature what looms an epic showdown between three Eclipse Award winners, the undefeated Songbird, Beholder and Stellar Wind.last_img read more

first_imgCHICAGO – The “Hoop Dreams” came true for Warriors guard Alfonzo McKinnie.It did not just involve returning to his hometown wearing a Warriors uniform in the team’s 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday at United Center, which is 12 minutes away from his childhood home. It did not just involve providing a subplot to Klay Thompson’s 52-point night on an NBA record 14 3-pointers by adding his first career double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. It did not just involve playing in the …last_img

first_imgSouth Africa has a coastline of some 3 650 kilometres and an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of just over a million square kilometres.(Image: mediaclubsouthafrica.com) Dr Bjorn Backberg, Co-director of Nansen Tutu Centre.(Image: Dr Bjorn Backberg)MEDIA CONTACTS • Dr Bjorn BackebergCo-director, Nansen Tutu Centre+27 9(0)21 650 3281.Rudo MungoshiIn a global environment characterised by the growing role of science, the Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research is slowly enhancing knowledge of marine science, a subject that is widely misunderstood by many in South Africa.“Our biggest impact on South Africa is through education and training of students, advancing the understanding of the regional ocean and climate systems,” explains Dr Bjorn Backeberg, co-director at of the centre. “This is achieved through supervision and mentorship of postgraduate students and providing finance for students to study.”The centre is a joint venture between, amongst others, the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre in Norway and South African partners. It is based in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and operates as a programme complementing the development of the South African marine research framework. It is funded by Norway and South African sources, and is under the management and financial control of UCT.Explaining the reasoning behind establishing the Nansen-Tutu Centre, it says: “Africa juts into the Indian, South Atlantic and Southern oceans with cool and warm oceans juxtaposed, giving rise to unique marine and land ecosystems with high biodiversity, rich fisheries and superb natural resources. It is therefore important that we develop the capacity for understanding and predicting the state of the ocean and its ecosystems as the meteorological services do for the weather.”Academic productivityAlready seven students from the centre have graduated from UCT since 2010. “In addition, the centre’s staff supervise and co-supervise at BSc Honours, MSc and PhD level and teach in the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes,” says Backeberg. “With only 12 staff members, including full-time and part-time staff, we punch above our weight in terms of academic productivity.”It was named after South Africa Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Norwegian scientist, explorer and diplomat Fridtjof Nansen. It studies and develops models for the three oceans associated with South Africa – the Indian, the Atlantic and the Southern. The oceanographic regime around South Africa is dominated by two major current systems: the cold Benguela Current along the Atlantic coast to the west, and the warm Agulhas Current along the Indian coast to the east.The centre is the fifth in the international Nansen research group, each of which has a different focus. The other four centres are located in Bergen, Norway, opened in 1986; St Petersburg, Russia, opened in 1992; Kochi, India, opened in 1998; and Beijing, China, opened in 2003. The Cape Town centre was opened in 2010, and quite recently another centre was established in Bangladesh.Research in numerical modelling of the regional oceans, ocean atmosphere and regional sea level variability, regional ocean data assimilation using the hybrid co-ordinate ocean models and global change are also being undertaken at the centre. Backeberg points out that it is the only place in South Africa where marine data assimilation is being developed. This concept refers to the technique of combining ocean models with observations, a necessary tool to predict the state of the ocean.Operational oceanographyIt is also working to introduce operational oceanography in Southern Africa. Operational oceanography is the monitoring and forecasting of the three-dimensional ocean state (temperature, salinity and pressure) and currents for short-range timescales out to one month. “This will include commencing the forecasting of various ocean phenomena such as sea state, ocean currents, sea surface temperatures, and wave information in a form that will be useful to many stakeholders.”Despite its successes, the centre still faces a number of challenges, such as changing the mindset of people towards marine science in general. Awareness and science communication remains a major challenge, and communicating scientific research to laymen and policy makers needs to be addressed, he insists.“The absence of a clear and well-defined career path in marine science tends to result in a limited number of students studying marine science and oceanography, especially students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. This makes transformation in science very challenging.”Marine science requires students to have taken mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography at high school level. “However, we are increasingly finding that the level of high school mathematics and physics in particular is not appropriate for students to study science at university level,” Backeberg adds.Yet the centre has managed to provide financial support for disadvantaged students to study marine science. “Students and scientists at the centre are given the opportunity to collaborate with the centre’s international network of partners to gain experience.”South African coastlineSouth Africa has a coastline of some 3 650 kilometres and an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of just over a million square kilometres. Waters in the EEZ extend to a depth of 5 700 metres, with more than 65% deeper than 2 000 metres.Despite its status as a developing nation, South Africa has a relatively strong history of marine taxonomic research and maintains comprehensive and well-curated museum collections totalling over 291 000 records. Over three million locality records from more than 23 000 species have been lodged in the regional African Ocean Biogeographic Information System (AfrOBIS) data centre, which stores data from a wider African region.The goal of the Nansen-Tutu Centre is “to improve the capacity to observe, understand and predict marine ecosystem variability on timescales from days to decades in support of scientific and societal needs including fisheries, coastal management, maritime security, recreation and tourism”. To meet this goal, one of its core activities is the education and exchange of young researchers and students from different cultures and countries through the Nansen-Tutu Scholarship Programme.“There is a worldwide need to understand, model and predict conditions in the ocean as the meteorological services do for the weather,” says the centre. “This is done by satellite and in-water observations with data being collected and used in mathematical models in real time – this is what we call operational oceanography.”The South African Operational Oceanography Committee has been convened to put this into practice. It has four sub-groups: in situ observations; satellite observations; ocean modelling; and data dissemination.last_img read more

first_imgLast week Microsoft launched its Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website, celebrating the dwindling use of the decade old browser.But as we’ve reported, there are a few reasons that IE6 persists in the enterprise: the cost of upgrades, mission-critical legacy applications that aren’t compatible with newer browsers and, oddly, social control.Are you still stuck with IE6 in your workplace? Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts center_img klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img

first_imgMOST READ LeBron’s ‘superhuman’ powers will eventually go away, Draymond Green says Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Lauri Markkanen and Antonio Blakeney each scored 16 points for Chicago, and Denzel Valentine added 13. The Bulls shot 34.7 percent from the field.“We fought from the second quarter on, but again, we’re down 20 in the first quarter with a seven-point quarter,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “You’re not breeding any confidence for yourselves. So it’s a mindset. You’ve got to come out and see that thing go through the hoop. It’s going to give you a little confidence. Right now, we don’t have a lot, especially early in games.”The Thunder led 58-34 at halftime. Westbrook didn’t score until 6:43 remained in the second quarter, but finished the half with 17 points.“He does that to a lot of people,” Hoiberg said. “He’s so explosive. There’s a reason he was the MVP last season.”Though the Thunder were never threatened in the second half, they had hoped to finish better. They shot 22 percent after the break.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Oklahoma City had high hopes coming into the season after trading for All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but the Thunder had lost four straight before getting things turned around to even their record at 7-7.“From here, we’re kind of gaining some momentum,” George said. “We’re getting consistency from our level of play standpoint. I think we’re starting to come together for the most part. Again, we’re obviously not where we want to be. There’s always going to be a level of improvement, but we’re trending in the right direction.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnthony returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with a sore lower back and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jerami Grant added 15 points and 11 rebounds.The Thunder led 27-7 at the end of the first quarter to match the fewest points they have allowed in a quarter since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008. The Bulls made 2 of 16 field goals in the period.“Just setting the tone,” Westbrook said. “Thought we did a good job of being aggressive, using our hands.That’s how we win games.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “In the second half, we never got into a rhythm,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Never played to an identity. I thought our defense, for the most part, was pretty good for the full 48. We had some lapses. But I thought offensively, that’s where we got to really move the ball and make them work and find ways to break the defense down better than we did in the third and the fourth.”TIP-INSBulls: Were coming off a 133-94 loss to San Antonio. … Starters shot 1 for 11 from the field in the first quarter. … Valentine was the only Bulls player to make more than two field goals in the first half.Thunder: C Steven Adams missed his third straight game with a right calf contusion. … Won the firstmeeting with the Bulls 101-69 on Oct. 28. … Grant made a layup off an inbounds pass in the final second of the first half. … George finished with 13 points after scoring 42 and 37 points in his previous two games.STAT LINESOklahoma City’s wins during the current streak have come by an average of 11.7 points. All of the Thunder’s wins this season have been by at least nine points. All the losses have been by nine or fewer.QUOTABLEWestbrook, on being focused against a struggling team: “We did a good job of just coming out and being consistent, staying with our principles, playing Thunder basketball and not worrying about the opponents.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.Thunder: At San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. 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(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Things are starting to click for the Oklahoma City Thunder.Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgPrime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 19-25. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. “NFL Post-Game Show,” Fox, 23.36 million.2. NFL Football: Atlanta at New Orleans, NBC, 21.73 million.3. NFL Football: Green Bay at Minnesota, NBC, 20.44 million.4. NFL Football: Kansas City at L.A. Rams, ESPN, 16.89 million.5. “NFL Pre-Game Show” (Thursday), NBC, 15.33 million.6. “NFL Pre-Game Show” (Sunday), NBC, 14.17 million.7. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12.96 million.8. “NCIS,” CBS, 11.95 million.9. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 10.71 million.10. “NFL Pre-Game Show, Part 2” (Thursday), NBC, 9.6 million.11. “FBI,” CBS, 8.92 million.12. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.23 million.13. “God Friended Me,” CBS, 8.09 million.14. “This is Us,” NBC, 7.92 million.15. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 7.884 million.16. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 7.883 million.17. College Football: Notre Dame at USC, ABC, 7.74 million.18. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 7.47 million.19. “Football Night in America, Part 2,” NBC, 7.32 million.20. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.2 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgRoads, trails, right-of-ways and seismic lines have changed the landscape where caribou live. This makes them vulnerable to predators, such as wolves, bears and cougars. The Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund will help to disrupt these lines of sight and travel – through reforestation, fencing, fertilization and other measures – to restore the caribou’s habitat and to decrease predatory attacks.“We are pleased that the Province has chosen to partner with us to help recover lost caribou habitat,” said Brian Springinotic, chief executive officer, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. “The goals of the provincial caribou recovery efforts directly align with the foundation’s mandate to improve conservation outcomes for British Columbia’s wildlife.”The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Province are working to finalize program details.Since its inception in 1981, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has invested over $170 million in grant money to more than 2,500 conservation projects in B.C., with the goal to restore, maintain or enhance native fish and wildlife populations and habitats. KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has been granted $2 million to aid in caribou habitat restoration, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced during his address at the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s annual conference.“There was about 40,000 caribou in B.C. in the early 1900s. Today, there are only about 19,000 caribou left,” said Donaldson. “We need to do whatever we can to help enhance and recover caribou habitat to rebuild the numbers of this iconic species.”The Province is creating a comprehensive caribou recovery program that includes engagement with Indigenous communities, industry, recreationists and the public. The program is intended to conserve and recover populations of the 54 caribou herds in British Columbia. Caribou habitat restoration is a key component of recovery efforts.last_img read more

first_imgLucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the state had not seen a single riot after the BJP came to power and his two-year government had shown zero tolerance towards crime and criminals. Presenting a report card of his government, which completes two years in office, he said the BJP-led state government had been able to change the perception about the state. According to the chief minister, the secure atmosphere in the country had become an example for the rest of the country. The UP Sthaapnaa Diwas (Foundation Day) was celebrated for first time after 68 years in 2018, he said.last_img