Mustangs encounter too many weapons

first_imgEarly in the second quarter after Newport Harbor had cut the Mustangs lead to 7-6, Kelly scored on a 4-yard quarterback draw to give Mira Costa a 14-6 lead. But Newport Harbor (4-1) scored on two straight possessions with McDonald finding Henry Pyle for a an 8-yard touchdown pass and J.B. Green on a 6-yard touchdown pass to give the Sailors a 20-14 lead. With Newport Harbor leading 20-17 midway through the third quarter, Kelly capped an 80-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard sneak to give the Mustangs the lead, 24-20. “Our offense played well tonight, especially our passing,” said Kelly, who threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 80 yards and two more scores. “This nonleague schedule helped us to get ready for the real season – league play.” With Newport Harbor leading, 31-24, with just more than seven minutes to play in the game and Mira Costa driving, Kelly attempted an option pitch to running back Adrien Dotson. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, Dotson did not catch the pitch and Newport Harbor recovered on the Mustangs’ 48-yard line. Two plays later, McDonald gave Newport Harbor a 15-point cushion when he hooked up with Green for a 37-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion gave the Sailors a 39-24 lead with 7:42 remaining. Mira Costa drove down the field, scoring with four minutes remaining on Kelly’s second touchdown pass – a 6-yard strike to junior Michael Tam to pull the Mustangs within 39-30. Mira Costa elected to go for a two-point conversion, but Dotson was stopped short of the goal line on a run to clinch the win for Newport Harbor. “We couldn’t afford to turn the ball over tonight as every possession was important in the game,” Morrow said. “After we scored the last touchdown, we decided to go for two because had to at least once to have a chance.” Next week Mira Costa plays defending Bay League champion West Torrance in their league opener.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mira Costa went into Friday night’s nonleague contest hoping to gain momentum going into next week’s Bay League opener. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, Newport Harbor and running back Danny Miller had other ideas as the junior ran for 201 yards and a touchdown to lead the Sailors to a 39-30 nonleague victory at Newport Harbor. Newport Harbor quarterback Andrew McDonald passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns. “He’s a terrific runner,” Mira Costa coach Don Morrow said of Miller. “They have a very good quarterback and wide receiver. They are three good weapons. We knew that going in, but we just didn’t stop them when we needed to.” Mira Costa (2-3) got on the scoreboard first when senior quarterback Sean Kelly hit Jon-Mikal Personius for a 34-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter. NONLEAGUE: Mira Costa fails to slow down Newport Harbor. By David Rice CORRESPONDENT last_img read more

Warriors mailbag: Besides Paschall, which youngsters are long-term fits?

first_imgNew season. New arena. New beat writer.In lieu of a drawn-out introduction, let me use this mailbag to extend an olive branch. You’ve seen my byline all season, but this is the first time I’ve interacted with readers in this space.This is my first year on the beat, taking over for the incomparable Mark Medina (now with USA Today). A quick bio: A South Florida native, I moved to the Bay Area six years ago after graduating with a journalism degree from UCF (miss me with your 2017 national …last_img read more

Ryan student confesses, says he wanted exams postponed at any cost

first_imgThe Ryan International School student arrested for the murder two months ago of his seven-year-old schoolmate, Pradyuman Thakur, told members of the Juvenile Justice Board during counselling on Saturday that he knew his victim before the incident. They both were good at playing the piano and attended classes at school.A highly placed source in Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights told The Hindu that the teenager revealed that the atmosphere at his home was stressed because of constant fights between his parents and he slowly lost interest in studies.“The teenager told the JJ Board members that he was good at piano, but could not concentrate on his studies due to the hostile atmosphere at home. He was frustrated. He had exam-phobia and he wanted the exams to be postponed at any cost,” said the source.Fatal familiarityThe boy also revealed that he carried the knife in his bag on the day of murder, but had no clear plans on how to use it.He kept his bag in his classroom after his reached school on September 8 morning and returned with the knife to the ground floor. The boy told the JJ Board members that he saw Pradyuman entering the school premises at this point.Since he knew the little boy, he took him to the washroom on the pretext of seeking a favour and then slit his throat.The little boy vomited blood after the first cut and got the second deeper cut as he fell on the knife, according to the juvenile in conflict with the law. The teenager told the JJ Board members that he did not get blood stains on his clothes as the victim still had his school bag on his back which shielded him from the blood, the source said.He then left the knife in the washroom, went out and informed the gardener and his teachers.The source said the District Child Protection Unit would now prepare a Social Investigation Report (SIP) in this case after meeting the parents, neighbours and friends of the juvenile to find whether his story matched his circumstances.He said that the SIP would play an important role in decision-making in this case.Pradyuman’s father Barun Thakur confirmed to The Hindu that his son had been attending piano classes in the school for the past two years.last_img read more

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst Ca

first_imgTele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.Cable operators expressed mixed views of the importance of mobile in their offerings and on the role of fixed-mobile convergence to meet the future needs of consumers at the ANGA COM congress this morning.Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst said he is a big believer in mobile and the quad-play. “Our customers expect the best data delivery in the world,” and that there is an expectation that they will get the same experience on mobile as on fixed networks, at least on small screens.Manuel Cubero, CEO, Kabel Deutschland and director, fixed and cable, Vodafone Deutschland, said that TV and internet are converging, along with fixed and mobile networks. He said that Kabel Deutschland had extended its reach via public WiFi. “Vodafone and KD will be an integrated network provider,” he said. “It will take its time to get all services in one invoice but we want to offer nice bundles in the future.”Cubero said that the expertise of Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland supplemented each other and that there are synergies between the two. “We are convinced there will be more fairness to the customer as a result of convergence with an infrastructure-agnostic flat-rate,” he said.Cubero said that mobile would also have a role in bridging the digital divide and providing broadband at reasonable rates to homes in rural areas that can’t be reached by fixed networks.Cubero said LTE had not won a good reputation to date but would have a significant role going forwards.Michael Hagspihl, managing director, marketing, Telekom Deutschland, said that his company was investing EUR23 billion between 2015-20 in mobile and fixed networks, including vectoring based on VDSL. “Telekom is also focusing on the rural areas,” he said. “We also supply broadband to customers in rural areas and we have an objective…that 80% will be supplied by 2020.” He said that fixed and mobile convergence was crucial to Telekom’s forward-looking strategy.Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries struck a more sceptical note, however.Fries said that mobile operators across the continent “are in trouble” as price competition takes its toll. “We are going into mobile with great care. We have four million mobile subs. We have launched in Belgium and the UK. In some markets it can help us round out the bundle and reduce churn, but we are not going in too aggressively. We want to make sure we can make money.”Fries said that the mobile industry is going to consolidate. He said he didn’t thing mobile would be able to deliver the same speeds as fixed but that people want seamless connectivity,, leading to the roll-out by fixed-line operators of WiFi hotspots, using their installed base of WiFi routers. “Our core business will always be in the home. That is where the big pipe is going to reside,” said Fries.last_img read more

Joshua Trees Will Be AllButExtinct by 2070 Without Climate Action Study Warns

first_img Of a Feather: Photos Reveal Stunning Birds of the Southwest Originally published on Live Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoBeverly Hills MDTop Plastic Surgeon Reveals: “You Can Fill In Wrinkles At Home” (Here’s How)Beverly Hills MDUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoBeach Raider24 Photos Of Shelter Dogs The Moment They Realize They’re Being AdoptedBeach RaiderUndo Desert Mistletoe: Photos of ‘Tree Thieves’ in the American Southwest Joshua trees — some of the most unusual and iconic plants of the American Southwest — have survived as a species for some 2.5 million years in the inhospitable Mojave Desert. Now, they may face imminent extinction due to climate change. In a new study published June 3 in the journal Ecosphere, researchers and volunteer scientists surveyed nearly 4,000 trees in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park to figure out where the oldest trees tended to thrive during historic periods of extreme heat and drought. (A single Joshua tree can live up to 300 years.) Then, the researchers estimated how much of these Joshua safe zones (or “refugia”) would survive to the end of the century based on a range of climate change predictions. [Desert Green: Images of Joshua Tree National Park] The study authors found that, if greenhouse gas emissions are seriously curbed and summer temperatures are limited to an increase of 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius), about 19% of the park’s Joshua tree habitat would survive after the year 2070.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  If no action is taken to reduce carbon emissions and summer temperatures rise by 9 F (5 C) or more, however, only 0.02% of the tree’s habitat would survive to the end of the century — leaving the rare tree a hair away from extinction. “The fate of these unusual, amazing trees is in all of our hands,” lead study author Lynn Sweet, a plant ecologist at the University of California, Riverside said in a statement. “Their numbers will decline, but how much depends on us.” Survivors in the sand Joshua Tree National Park covers 1,200 square miles (3,200 square kilometers) of sandy, hilly terrain in the desert between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona. The spiny-armed Joshua trees have survived millions of years of climate ups and downs by holding on to large amounts of water to carry them through the region’s harshest droughts. However, the study authors wrote, young Joshua trees and seedlings aren’t able to store enough water to weather these dry spells. During long droughts — such as the epic, 376-week-long one that lasted from December 2011 to March 2019 in California — various parts of the park became too parched to support young Joshua tree growth, preventing the species from reproducing properly. As global temperatures rise, more and longer droughts are expected to occur around the world, and that means fewer and fewer new Joshua trees surviving to adulthood. To find out which parts of the tree’s desert habitat were safest and which were most at risk of drying up, a team of park researchers and volunteers counted thousands of trees in various parts of the park, noting each tree’s height (which helped predict the tree’s age) and the number of new sprouts in the area. They found that, in general, trees growing in higher-elevation spots, which tend to be cooler and retain more moisture, survived much better than those in lower, drier regions. The team compared these survey results with historic climate records to predict how much of the Joshua tree’s habitat was likely to shrink as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases over the rest of the century. Under the best-case scenario, they found, just 1 in 5 Joshua trees will survive the next 50 years. Taking swift action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the only way to save the Joshua trees from extinction, the researchers found. However, even trees in the best-hydrated habitats will still face a serious threat from wildfires, which have also been occurring with greater frequency and intensity as the climate warms, they said. According to the researchers, fewer than 10% of Joshua trees survive when wildfires rush through their habitats — thanks, in part, to car exhaust coating desert shrubs with flammable nitrogen. This, at least, is a threat that can be addressed on a local level, right now. “Fires are just as much a threat to the trees as climate change, and removing grasses is a way park rangers are helping to protect the area today,” Sweet said. “By protecting the trees, they’re protecting a host of other native insects and animals that depend on them as well.” Spectacular Geology: Amazing Photos of the American Southwestlast_img read more