ECDC spotlights NDM-producing CRE outbreak in Tuscany region, ItalySince November 2018, hospitals in the Tuscany region of Italy have reported 350 cases of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported yesterday in a rapid risk assessment.”Due to its size and the resulting change in the epidemiology of CRE, the reported outbreak is a significant event, despite previous endemicity of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenamase (KPC)-producing CRE in this geographic area,” the ECDC said. “The change in the type of carbapenemase further reduces treatment options because NDM-producing CRE are not susceptible to some of the new beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations such as ceftazidime-avibactam and meropenem-vaborbactam.”The 350 cases were reported by seven Tuscan hospitals from November 2018 through May 2019. Of the infections, 242 are gastrointestinal, 50 bloodstream, 43 urinary tract, and 15 respiratory tract. The isolates are resistant to aminoglycosides but susceptible to fosfomycin and colistin.The ECDC said that sporadic cases of NDM-producing CRE acquired outside of hospitals have been reported in other European countries, but cases have mostly been tied to healthcare settings. “Therefore, the risk of acquisition of NDM-producing CRE related to this outbreak is likely restricted to persons with recent healthcare,” the agency said.Response steps include further epidemiologic analysis of the cases, assessment of active surveillance for CRE carriage at the hospitals, and a meeting with hospital directors in Tuscany to relay information and reinforce infection control measures.Jun 4 ECDC rapid risk assessment Vaccitech announces launch of universal flu vaccine challenge trialVaccitech, a biotechnology company based in Oxford, England, today announced that it has vaccinated the first participants in a phase 2b flu challenge trials of its universal influenza A vaccine MVA-NP+M1 (VTP-100).In a press release, the company said it is conducting the trial in Antwerp, Belgium, among 155 participants who will randomly receive VTP-100 or placebo, of which 134 will be challenged with the A/Belgium/4217/2015 H3N2 influenza virus strain. Results are expected in early 2020.The trial has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Belgium Regulatory Authority. The flu challenge study is partly funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advances Research and Development Authority (BARDA).Also, Vaccitech said its Australian subsidiary has finished vaccinating 2,200 participants in the first year of a phase 2b field trial designed to assess if VTP-100 may provide added protection when given as an adjunct to current licensed quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccines.The company—a University of Oxford spin-off—is developing the VPT-100 both as a prepandemic vaccine and an add-on to a seasonal vaccine, especially in people at high risk for flu complications. The vaccine targets MVA, a replication-deficient pox virus vector that has been shown to prompt a strong immune response against matrix 1 (M1) and nucleoprotein (NP) flu antigens, which are highly conserved among influenza A subtypes.Jun 5 Vaccitech press release FDA approves storage change for Emergent’s oral cholera vaccineEmergent BioSolutions yesterday announced that the FDA has approved a change in storage conditions for Vaxchora, its oral cholera vaccine. The step allows storage of the vaccine to shift from frozen to refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (35.6°F to 46.4°F).In a statement, the company also said the FDA’s approval allows the transfer of bulk drug substance manufacturing from Emergent’s product development facility in San Diego to its manufacturing facility in Bern, Switzerland. It also covers labeling changes related to the two developments.Vaxchora is the only FDA-licensed vaccine to prevent Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1.Sean Kirk, Emergent’s executive vice president of manufacturing and technical operations, said in the statement, “Emergent is pleased with this FDA approval that enables a more robust supply chain process for our oral cholera vaccine and maximizes capacity utilization of our manufacturing facilities.” He added that the step also better positions the company for a 2020 launch of the vaccine in Europe.Jun 4 Emergent BioSolutions press release
DNCU News:Following the cooperative spirit of People Helping People, DNCU makes the holidays brighter with several initiatives starting on International Credit Union Day and through the month of DecemberSANTA F— Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative reinforces their mission of Improving Lives in the last months of the year by calling it their Season of Giving.Although the credit union supports and sponsors initiatives, events, and causes year-round, the last few months of the year are filled with joy and warmth for the DNCU team. It all starts on International Credit Union day, celebrated Oct. 17, DNCU spends the day at their adopted park and gives back to their beloved community of Española. DNCU adopted Valdez Park in 2015 and since then has helped maintain the cleanliness of the park and donated funds to upgrade some of the facilities.“This year, we decided to clean the park on International Credit Union Day to remind our team and our community that our number one goal is to be an active participant in our local communities and to bring a positive impact to those who need it most,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti said. “As a cooperative, we work together to bring world-class financial services to New Mexico, and we also work together to better our communities.”Following their park clean up DNCU’s Season of Giving included two elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock: Aspen Elementary and Chamisa Elementary. Both schools are situated where DNCU’s legacy first began 65 years ago as Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Credit Union. For the past three years, DNCU has helped fund Thanksgiving lunches for both schools. The lunch that is provided serves school faculty and students.“This small gesture of kindness reminds us of our roots, where it all began, and the importance of never forgetting the communities that continue to inspire our credit union to be the best in every way possible,” said AVP of Branch Service Delivery at Los Alamos and White Rock, Matt Waldschmidt. “Seeing those kids faces light-up and tell you how much they love DNCU is a wonderful feeling. We are building relationships that last a lifetime, and that’s what we nurture at our branches.”Nov. 15, DNCU finalized its fifth annual coat drive that supports youth shelters across Northern New Mexico. Five organizations picked up thousands of coats, scarves, gloves, and socks that DNCU members and employees donated.“Every year our coat drive just keeps getting bigger and bigger, we even had members bring monetary donations that we would then take to stores and purchase new coats with,” said Carolyn Agard, AVP of Branch Service Delivery at the Midtown Financial Center in Santa Fe.Nov. 27, DNCU delivered Thanksgiving dinners to area firefighters and first responders that work through the holiday. In total, 17 boxed dinners were delivered that fed about 170 firefighters and their families from Santa Fe City Fire Department, Los Alamos County Fire Department, Española Valley Fire Station, Pecos Fire Station and Ojo Sarco Fire Station.“DNCU learned about the stories of our first responders, and the fact that many of them can’t spend time at home with their loved-ones during the holidays. That’s why DNCU graciously partners up with food markets to provide them with these dinner boxes,” said Cecilia Roybal, AVP of Branch Service Delivery at the DeVargas location in Santa Fe North.And in December, DNCU is surprising families at grocery stores for their annual Grocery Giveaway. A total of 62 DNCU employees have a $100 budget each to surprise any family and help pay for their groceries during the month of December.“Our team loves this initiative and the joy and warmth that it brings you to be able to do this,” said Eric Baldonado, VP of Service Delivery. “We are humbled that DNCU allows us to do this, but we are also proud that our credit union designs creative ways to bring cheer to our community during the holidays—we wouldn’t have it any other way.”To find out more about DNCU’s community development and to find out how easy it is to become a member, visit dncu.orgAbout Del Norte Credit Union Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative celebrating 65 years of dedication to helping its members achieve financial success by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. Today DNCU serves more than 51,000 members throughout New Mexico.
Sensata’s investment will enable Pitstop to work towards the goal of offering a ‘bumper-to-bumper’ prognostics platform. This collaboration allows both companies to enhance product features, build additional prediction algorithms and create new business models. “At a time when vehicle connectivity is growing at an exponential rate, Pitstop’s predictions are perfectly positioned to extract as much value from the growing complexity of a vehicle” said Shiva Bhardwaj, founder and CEO, Pitstop. “With Sensata as a partner and investor, we are solving a core pillar for the connected car industry and creating a substantial financial impact for the transportation market.”Advertisement Jefferies LLC has hired Rex Green and Jonathan Carey as managing directors and global co-heads of Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThey will jointly lead an eight-person team focused on serving automotive aftermarket companies from suppliers and distributors to retailers and professional installers in every niche of the $300 billion global automotive aftermarket. The team is based in the firm’s Boston office.Green and Carey have jointly focused on the automotive aftermarket since 2002, and established BB&T’s Automotive Aftermarket industry practice in 2004.Green has more than 25 years of industry experience and was most recently managing director responsible for a number of investment banking groups at BB&T Capital Markets. Prior to joining BB&T, he was a managing director at Advest Inc., and prior to that, was partner-In-charge of corporate finance for the New England region of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. Green received his Masters of Business Administration from The Stern School at New York University and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.Carey has more than 14 years of industry experience and was most recently managing director and head of the automotive aftermarket investment banking practice at BB&T Capital Markets. Prior to joining BB&T, he was in the investment banking group at Advest Inc. and prior to that he began his career with Ernst & Young LLP. Carey received his Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.,Pitstop, an automotive predictive maintenance platform, recently announced a Series A round of funding led by Sensata Technologies, a global industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensor-rich solutions that create insights for customers, with participation from existing investors Ripple Ventures and Hike Ventures. Pitstop will use the funds to expand market reach, enhance product features and build additional prediction algorithms for the automotive industry. The amount of the Series A funding was undisclosed.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Commenting on the announcement, Jason Merszei, VP for Sensata’s Global Safety and Mobility Segment, said, “Our team at Sensata works every day to deliver the solutions that will help drive a smarter, more connected and cleaner world. We are looking forward to sharing knowledge and developing technologies with Pitstop, as we jointly address the Smart & Connected megatrend in the automotive landscape.” Pitstop’s prognostics platform aggregates data to identify vehicle failure before it happens. The comprehensive platform ingests time-series data from vehicle telematics and text-based event data logged by industry experts to classify its models. This data is then pulled into a data engine where machine learning and artificial intelligence is used to create predictions such as component level failures for batteries, engines or brakes weeks before it happens. Pitstop has reduced vehicle downtime by as much as 25 percent, which leads to time and money saved for the supply chain. Pitstop is used by Enterprise, OEMs, fleets and vehicle owners to better understand and organize maintenance needs, allowing them to reduce downtime and lower repair costs.
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The annual International Conference on Offshore Wind Substructures was held in Edinburgh last week, where the latest trends in foundation design and innovations in substructure technology were discussed. This two day event facilitated lively discussion among attendees from across the supply chain regarding how foundation engineering may contribute to reducing the levellised cost of energy. All stakeholder classes were represented including developers, contractors and designers.Engineering Consultant, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG), delivered a presentation on Novel Pile Installation Methods, which covered vibratory piling techniques and the impact of pre-drilling on pile capacity.Vibratory pile installation is gaining traction across the offshore sector due to advantages that can include lower noise levels, reduced installation time, and less discrete marine operations. The benefits of vibratory pile installation are often not fully realised due to uncertainties about their load carrying behaviour.At the Edinburgh conference, Paul Doherty, Managing Director at GDG, presented the preliminary findings from a research study funded by the Deep Foundations Institute in the USA which investigated this topical issue. The outcome of this work suggests that vibratory piles have axial resistances which are typically 25% lower than impact driven piles with the same geometry.This study also highlighted that in the offshore environment, where installation time can be critical and lateral loads often dominate (rather than axial capacity), vibratory installed pile foundations may still offer significant cost savings. It should always be noted that the value of a specific pile installation technique is very site specific and needs to take into account the local ground conditions and geohazards.In ground where shallow bedrock or very hard soils may pose a challenge to traditional pile driving or vibratory pile installation, pre-drilling may prove a cost effective means of optimising the foundation design. By using a pilot drill ahead of the pilot toe to reduce stresses, open ended steel piles may be driven to high tensile resistances despite hard layers that may otherwise cause refusal.The term “Drive-Drill-Drive” has been used to describe this installation technique, which is currently being considered for a wind farm project in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. GDG are currently working with developers Mainstream Renewable Power to develop empirical correlations form a suite of onshore pile tests in representative geological conditions, which will allow further optimisation using the Drive-Drill-Drive installation technique.Image: GDG
DEVELOPMENT of a high-capacity cross-city suburban railway in Hanoi could be completed by 2010, DSVN confirmed last month, following approval of pre-feasibility studies by the Vietnamese government. Prime Minister Phan Van Khai also indicated that the government would fund between 50% and 60% of the estimated 9200bn dong cost. The Ministry of Transport plans to seek international loans and joint venture funding.According to DSVN Director-General Nguyen Huu Bang, a 25 km section of the existing north-south main line between Ngoc Hoi and Yen Vien, which now runs at street level through the heart of the city, would be rebuilt on an elevated alignment and converted to mixed gauge double track. The Long Bien bridge over the Red River would be rebuilt, and a new bridge will cross the Dong River. Hanoi station would be reconstructed as a bus-rail interchange, topped by a 15 to 21 storey office complex.A frequent standard-gauge suburban service operating at up to 80 km/h will complement the existing metre-gauge main line operations. Suburban services would initially be worked by diesel multiple-units but electrification is envisaged at a later date. Trains would run at 5min intervals at peak times, each carrying up to 450 passengers.Subject to detailed planning and tendering later this year, work is expected to get underway in 2005 with the northern section from Hanoi to Gia Lam and Ngoc Hoi completed by 2009.
UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines around Cardiff and the delivery of a new fleet of Stadler EMUs. The ECI contracts announced on June 21 cover planning and design of the control systems, trackwork, stations and the maintenance depot at Taff’s Well.‘The development of the metro will be a major boost to the local economy of South Wales, creating jobs directly and in the local supply chain’, said TfW Chief Executive James Price. ‘We will work closely with Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens as they help us develop our vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network of which the people of South Wales are proud.’
Share (Jamaica Observer) Cigarette marketer and distributor Carreras Limited yesterday commended the police force’s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) after the unit seized illegally imported cigarettes valued at more than $60 million on Wednesday evening in St Andrew.Police reported that the contraband was found about 4:45 pm at premises on Dumbarton Avenue where several businesses operate.Yesterday, Carreras praised the police for what it described as their vigorous efforts to clamp down on the illegal cigarette trade.The company noted that Wednesday’s bust came on the heels of a historic illegal cigarette find of 890 cases, valued at over $500 million, during an operation in Westgate Hill, St James, last month.A man was taken into custody following that seizure.“The major seizures over the past few weeks are a clear indication of C-TOC’s resolve to stamp out illegal cigarettes in the domestic market,” a company release quoted Managing Director Marcus Steele.“Whilst we are encouraged by the strong enforcement efforts of the police we continue to urge the Government and Customs to implement stronger port and border monitoring and protection to prevent these illegal goods from entering the island in the first place,” Steele added.Carreras said that once these illegal cigarettes enter the domestic market, they pose significant challenges to the Government, not only in terms of its revenues, but as well to the State’s health and tobacco control agenda, particularly as it relates to regulating the product, protecting minors and ensuring the requisite quality standards.“Illegal cigarettes have been found to contain ingredients such as asbestos, dead flies and rodent faeces, and so we wish to caution wholesalers, vendors, retailers, and merchants against purchasing these illegal sub-standard cigarettes,” Carreras said in the news release.“We would also want to take the opportunity to again point out the nexus between the illicit trade and the criminal underworld. These successive major finds and the rising incidence of illegal cigarettes in the marketplace point to the illicit traders being seemingly unfazed by the current penalties ascribed for being caught,” the company said.“We are therefore appealing to the Government to vigorously pursue and bring to justice those persons involved in the illicit trade and in tandem with that, to review and reform the fines, penalties and sanctions for dealing in and being caught with illicit cigarettes,” the company added.It reiterated its call for “a sustainable tobacco excise policy that recognises the direct link between increasing tobacco excise and the proliferation of illegal cigarettes within the market” and said it remains ready to support the Government in the fight against illicit trade. Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 102 Views no discussions BusinessNewsRegional Carreras praise cops after $60-m illegal cigarette bust by: – July 6, 2018
That’s the message from Assistant Head Coach Jamie McAllister who has been working with the squad on bouncing back from Saturday’s defeat against Leeds United.Paul Lambert’s struggling Tractor Boys are up next for the Robins at Ashton Gate, just three days after the 1-0 slip against the Whites.The quick turnaround in fixtures presents the chance to get disappointment out of the system quickly, and with a lot to play for with 11 games remaining, confidence remains high.“We’re one point from the play-offs, 11 games to play and it’s in our hands,” McAllister said. “It’s a great position, we have to be positive and have a go at Ipswich who are in a difficult position and make sure we come out of it with three points.“We know they can cause problems, they are fighting for their lives so it’s not an easy game. We just have to get back to doing what we do well, make sure eight or nine of our players are back on the top of their game to put on the performance to get the three points.”For McAllister, the former left-back wants the players to embrace the position they find themselves in.It’s another game in BS3, another chance to improve home form and show they have what it takes to push on before an 18-day break between fixtures.“We always focus on the next game and that’s at home against Ipswich. We need to get our own home form where it should be and it’s important to get the win tomorrow. After that we have a break, followed by ten games in 35 days but I would have bitten your hand off at the start of the season to be in this position. The lads have to relish it, enjoy it and bring out their best.”And could history repeat itself? City were beaten by Marcelo Bielsa’s side before turning their fortunes around in a 3-2 win at Portman Road back in November which sparked a 13-game unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship. “Why can’t we go on a run again?” McAllister said. “It starts tomorrow by doing what we do best: win the individual battles, play our game, impose ourselves on the opposition and come out winning the majority of battles which nine times out of ten will help get you the result.“The fans will be important as they have all season and we really need them behind us tomorrow. Against Leeds was a full-house but whoever turns out tomorrow, we want them to get behind the lads again. They are so important, it’s a massive boost, a confidence boost for the lads when they’re behind them and I am sure they will be.”Tickets remain on general sale for tomorrow’s fixture against Ipswich. Call Supporter Services on or login to your Bristol Sport Club Account below.Secure your seatMatch sponsor: Hunter Selection
Basketball BY SIMON KESLEP Digaso Hornbills coach Bernard Elavo believes that his team’s 75-74 loss to Saints is a wake-up call for his players. “The boys played really well starting from the first quarter but there were some small mistakes that gave the win away to Saints,” said Elavo. He told the Post-Courier that despite the loss, his boys did a very good job both defensively and in offensive plays. The unofficial points ladder sees Southern Flames on 8, Moniplus Tamaraws 6, Saints 6, Chariots 2, Hornbills 2 and Exodus 0. Most of the players in the team were part of Southern Flames development team and were given the opportunity to take lead in a club is a boost for them. “It is a wake up call for my young and upcoming players. Saints are an experienced side and it is eye opening, especially in defense in the last quarter and I think my boys will work more on defense,” Elavo said. Asked if his boys will be well prepare ahead of this Saturday’s game against Flames, Elavo’s advice to the players is to take this game seriously as Flames are the PMBL reigning champions and his boys will need to work more in their defensive plays.
AFTER taking what seemed an unsurmountable lead, Halley’s 6 stumbled in the third and final leg of the Trophy Stall-sponsored three-way dominoes tournament which climaxed at the Everest Cricket Club pavilion on Tuesday night.Entering the leg on 158 games, seven ahead of Marshall’s 6 and 21 clear of Dass’ 6, Halley’s 6 were relegated to the third position as the other two teams completely dominated the night’s proceedings.In the end, Dass’ 6, who suffered two loves in the first sitting still managed to emerge winners of Tuesday night encounter with 82 games with Marshall’s 6 taking the first runners-up spot on 75 and Halley’s 6 in the cellar on a disappointing 56 games.This meant the overall scores read: Marshall’s 6 – 226 games, Dass’ 6 – 219 and Halley’s 6 on 215. It should also be noted that Marshall’s 6 came out tops despite not winning any of the three legs, quite a remarkable achievement.Selwyn Prescott led the way for Dass’ 6 with the maximum 18 games while Hardyal supported with 16, Manniram Shew 15 and Peter Ramroop 15. For Marshall’s 6, skipper Vackacy Joe led with 16 games while there were 15 each for Brian Allen and Alex Culley.Intikab Ali was the lone shining light for Halley’s 6 with 14 games. Skipper Rishi Dass and Prem Basant were the two lovebirds for Dass’ 6.Apart from copping the winning trophy, the three top players for Marshall’s 6 – Vackacy (43 games), Culley (39) and Allen (36) – were recipient of cups. Shew (45) and Prescott (43) collected for Dass’ 6 while Intikab Ali, with 47 games, the most by any player, was the leading player for Halley’s 6. Dexter Sue of Halley’s 6 received a prize for sharing the first love in the tournament.The tournament was held in honour of former Guyana Chronicle senior sports reporter Frederick Halley who still freelances from Toronto, Canada and was vacationing in Guyana. It was organised by Shew and sponsored by Trophy Stall of Bourda Market.
The Bryan women’s team defeated Milligan, winning the AAC regular-season title outright, marking their third straight AAC regular-season championship. Pictured is the team during a net cutting between games on Wednesday night.DAYTON, TN (WLAF) – The historic run continues for 14th-ranked Bryan women’s basketball, as they captured their third straight Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular-Season Title on Wednesday night in an impressive 88-66 routing of fellow conference foe Milligan College (Tenn.). The Lions had already sealed the championship in their previous win over Montreat College (N.C.), but the additional victory against the Buffaloes allowed the Lions to achieve the crown outright. What Bryan has accomplished/is accomplishing is nothing less than remarkable. The team is currently 14th in the country, have three-peated as AAC Regular-Season Champions, are one game away from back-to-back undefeated seasons in conference play (currently 23-0), have won 55 straight games against conference opponents, will be looking to defend their throne and win the AAC tournament for a fourth consecutive year, have punched their ticket to Sioux City, Iowa where they will make their fourth straight appearance at the NAIA Div. II National Tournament, and own the best overall record in all of NAIA Div. II women’s basketball at 27-1.Lone senior Tristan McClellan showed out on Senior Night, guiding Bryan past Milligan with a team-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-4 behind the arc, while chipping in three assists and five rebounds. The 17-point performance marked a season-high for the point guard from Byrdstown, Tenn. and tied for the second-highest scoring game of her career. Five teammates joined her with double-figures in the scoring. The duo of Kaitlynn Hennessee and Deandra Luna matched each other with 13 points apiece, Destiny Kassner posted 11 points, and the pair of Karli Combs and Shayla Ludy collected 10 points, respectively. Rounding out the scoring were Sarah Cain’s eight points, Amadea Pankey’s four points, and Braylee Franklin’s two points. Pankey aided Bryan in outrebounding Milligan 44-40 with a team-best nine boards. Luna, Hennessee, and Kassner trailed with five rebounds each. Luna led all players with seven assists, while Ludy ended with a game-high five steals.The Lions shot just over 40 percent from the floor in the first half, but their seven three’s and 67 percent at the foul line helped in creating a comfortable 45-27 advantage at the break. On the other end of the court, the Buffaloes were just 32 percent on their shooting and struggled from the outside, going 1-for-12 behind the perimeter. Bryan lifted their efficiency to 52 percent in the latter two quarters and tacked on six more three-pointers, proving too much for Milligan.The Lions opened with a 10-2 run, which saw the Buffaloes go without scoring for over three minutes into the first quarter. By the three-minute mark, a trey by McClellan lifted Bryan to their first double-digit lead of the game, 17-7. Hennessee came next with a three of her own, and Ludy spurred the rally on with a steal and layup on the opposite end for a 22-9 Bryan lead. Just before the midway point of the second quarter, Milligan scraped away at the deficit and got it as low as eight points, 32-24, but Bryan responded in extraordinary fashion. For over five minutes, the Lions’ defense stood tall and countered on the offensive end, outscoring the Buffaloes 13-0. It wasn’t until 13 seconds remained in the first half that Milligan broke their silence with a successful and-one play that trimmed the margin to 18 points, 45-27.Bryan wasted no time in growing the lead to 20 points less than three minutes into the third quarter, 51-31. Milligan escaped the period without allowing the Lions to add any more separation, matching Bryan 24-24 in scoring. By that point, it was easy for the Lions to cruise in the fourth frame, creating their largest lead of the game at 5:08 when Combs capitalized in the paint of a Milligan turnover to go on top 84-54. The gap never dipped below 20, as the Lions devoured the Buffaloes 88-66.Bryan will try and make it 24-0 this weekend with a matchup at home versus the Koalas of Columbia College (S.C.). The Lions and Koalas are scheduled to tip-off at 2pm on Saturday, Feb. 22 inside Summers Gym. Columbia is currently 8-18 overall and 7-16 in the AAC. At the beginning of February when Bryan traveled to Columbia, the Lions ran away with a 110-81 victory.To view the full 2019-20 Bryan women’s basketball schedule, click here. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/21/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
The Lady Jaguars and Bermuda battled to a 2-2 stalemate when group-E action of the CONCACAF Women’s Qualifiers commenced yesterday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora. It was a fair result for a clash which neither side dictated with the Lady Jaguars starting XI featuring Natalie Nedd, Nikita Persaud, Sydney Cummings, Jade Vyphius, Cameo Hazlewood, Alison Heydorn, Brittany Persaud, Mariam El-Masri, Calaigh Copeland, Brianne Desa and Collette Hope. However, it was a poor showcase for goalkeeping on the night in front of a small crowd as three of the four goals were fashioned due to blunders from the custodians. The first of the three mistakes led to Bermuda taking the lead when Tia Lindo scored in the fifth minute. The burly Lindo uncorked a thunderous strike from 35 yards out in the center of the field, which sailed over the head of shot-stopper Nedd. The reply was instant from the home side with Brianne Desa curling her effort down the center of the net past the advancing goalkeeper in the seventh minute, after latching onto a pass. However, another howler in the 16th minute handed Bermuda the lead once more as a curling shot from a left side free-kick, settled into the right corner following poor judgment and positioning by Nedd. On the other side, Desa almost levelled proceedings in the 26th minute, flashing her effort over the crossbar from the right side, after racing onto a through pass inside the box. Calaigh Copeland then spurned a golden opportunity in the 37th minute, as Guyana continued to impose their will in the final minutes of the period against the tiring Bermudians. Racing into the right side of the box, Copeland missed a perfectly placed left side cross from Desa, who skipped past two markers. Guyana picked up from where they left off in the first period, and almost fashioned the equaliser in the 52nd minute. Once again Desa was at the heart of the play, escaping her marker before a curling shot from the top of the box, which sailed wide of the right corner. The Guyanese would not be denied as Cameo Hazlewood netted in the 58th minute, sending the crowd into a frenzy. A goalkeeping error handed Guyana a share of the spoils, as a tame free-kick from 25 yards out slipped through the grasp of the goalkeeper and into the net. The Lady Jaguars will now oppose Suriname tomorrow at the same venue from 19:00hrs. Similarly, Bermuda will battle Barbados in the earlier fixture at 17:00hrs. Guyana concludes their group campaign on the 27th against Barbados. Meanwhile, Barbados downed Suriname 2-1 in the event’s opening clash. Caitlyn Padmore and Felicia Jarvis scored in the second and 40th minute each. For the Dutch nation, Saffira Hoogdorp netted in the 20th minute. Present at the opening of the tournament were Minister of Sport George Norton, Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe, GFF President Wayne Forde and other members of the executive committee.
BARCELONA, (Reuters) – Spain’s Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco said he would prefer this summer’s Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because his country’s athletes are unable to train due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics are scheduled to be held July 24-Aug. 9, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday that it was fully committed to the games taking place and that there was no need for “any drastic decisions” regarding the event.But Blanco took a different view.“The decision is for the International Olympic Committee (to make) after getting reports from the World Health Organisation and the organising committee,” he said in a COE statement. “The news that we get every day is uncomfortable for all countries in the world, but for us the most important thing is that our sportspeople cannot train and to celebrate the Games (as planned) would result in unequal conditions.“We want the Olympics to take place, but with security. We’re an important country in the world and four months before the games, our athletes can’t arrive in equal conditions.”Sports competitions across the world have come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Olympic qualifiers across 33 sports have been postponed.
Vincent Enyeama has said he has ‘nothing’ against former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh despite the row which led to his exit from the Super Eagles.The former Lille of France goalkeeper was stripped of his captain’s armband by Oliseh after he took charge of the Super Eagles in 2015.The captaincy was given to Ahmed Musa at the time but however, generated uproar in the team and forced Enyeama to abruptly end his international career spanning 13 years.“I have nothing against Oliseh. What happened in the past is in the past,” Enyeama told Super Eagles media in a live Instagram chat.RelatedAUDIO: Enyeama Is Ready To Come Back To Super Eagles But… – RohrAugust 31, 2017In “National Team”Sunday Oliseh: My Decision To Strip Enyeama Of Eagles Captaincy Has Been ValidatedApril 15, 2020In “Featured”Getting Ready For Russia! Super Eagles Goalkeeper Is Back In Training (Video)October 17, 2017In “Africa”
The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays erupted in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament matchup and eventually defeated the Georgetown Hoyas by a final score of 10-9 in overtime.The Blue Jays struggled to generate offensive production against the Hoyas’ stingy defense throughout the majority of the game. Georgetown dominated the second quarter of play with three unanswered goals, giving the Hoyas a 6-3 lead going into halftime. Johns Hopkins’s luck didn’t change in the beginning of the second half, as Georgetown continued to subdue the Blue Jay attack with crippling coverage and excellent goaltending.Down 8-4 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays were in need of some desperate help from one of their star attackmen. Kyle Marr answered Johns Hopkins’s prayer with a quarter for the ages. The New York native scored five goals in the final fifteen minutes of regulation, including a game-tying goal with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Senior superstar Shack Stanwick helped lead the comeback, assisting Marr on three of Marr’s five goals.The Blue Jays’ explosive fourth quarter set up a wild and dramatic overtime period. Stanwick powered an unassisted goal into the net to give Johns Hopkins the victory and to complete the comeback. The lethal combination of Shack Stanwick and Kyle Marr accounted for six goals and five assists in one of the Blue Jays’ most memorable games to date.Johns Hopkins will advance to face the Duke Blue Devils at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game is part of a quarterfinal doubleheader which includes the Maryland-Cornell game at noon.Please follow and like us: