Deep thinker

first_imgThe deep sea is less well known than the surface of the moon, about as hard to get to, and as dangerous once you’re there. It holds the world’s longest mountain range — the mid-ocean ridge — carries in its waters enough gold to give every human on the planet nine pounds and, below 1,000 meters, is still vast enough to constitute 80 percent of Earth’s biosphere.It’s also the site of one of the last century’s most startling scientific discoveries: whole communities of animals fueled not by photosynthesis and sunlight, but by chemical energy drawn from enormous smoking vents fired by the Earth’s volcanism. It is also a place that scientists such as Harvard’s Peter Girguis want to get to know better, with new networks of sensors and a refit of the venerable Alvin submersible under way.Girguis, the Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, presented a history of undersea exploration and an overview of his deep-sea work on Wednesday (March 9) during a talk at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.In his introduction, Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography James McCarthy said that Girguis is just the latest in a long line of Harvard faculty members who have explored the ocean depths. It was Louis Agassiz, founder of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), who conducted the first dredges of the ocean floor of the western North Atlantic, and his son, and MCZ director, Alexander Agassiz, who introduced wire cable that allowed even deeper dredges, conducted over 100,000 miles of cruises.Though some thought that the deeper you go, the less life you find, and that the deepest depths are desolate, Agassiz thought that there was enough biological material settling from the creatures living above to sustain life, an idea that has proven true, McCarthy said.In his talk, Girguis traced the rise of modern oceanography to the voyage of the Challenger in the 1870s. The sailing ship had just six scientists among its 200 crew members and 21 officers, and endured many hardships during its four-year, 69,000-mile voyage. Along the way, scientists netted fish, dredged the ocean floor, took depth and temperature readings, took water samples, and analyzed the gases dissolved in ocean water. They also discovered more than 4,700 new species and found life as deep as 8,000 meters.Modern scientists owe much to those original Challenger investigators, and many of the instruments used today are similar to those pioneered aboard that ship, Girguis said. Despite the revelations of Challenger scientists and other early explorers, however, it is difficult for scientists to truly understand marine creatures by dredging them up or netting them at sea and dumping them onto the deck of a ship. What’s missing, Girguis said, is critical context about habitat and behavior that comes from observing creatures in their natural habitat.The problem for marine scientists, however, is that the habitat is hostile to humans — airless and pitch black, with crushing temperatures. Two men in the 1930s took a major step in solving that problem, constructing the bathysphere of steel one and a quarter-inch thick. Squeezing through a tiny door and peering out an equally tiny window, the two dangled a half mile below the surface, suspended from a steel cable with just a phone line to the surface for communication, and observed the deep ocean for the first time.The bathysphere began a revolution in deep ocean science, Girguis said. In the early 1960s deep submersibles were built, including the now-iconic Alvin, which has just been dry-docked for a major overhaul and which has been so productive over its decades in service that it has carried 12,000 people to view the depths of the sea firsthand.It was Alvin that, in 1977, discovered what Girguis termed one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century: the discovery of biological communities around ocean floor volcanic vents. Their significance stems not just from their surprising existence, but also that they are built on an entirely different foundation — on chemical energy from volcanic vents, rather than the sun’s energy harnessed by photosynthesis.“This really blew their minds,” Girguis said.Today 200 vent fields have been discovered in oceans around the world that on first blush shouldn’t be places for life to thrive. Water temperatures range from 4 degrees Celsius to 350 degrees Celsius, hot enough to burn wood even under water. The vent water itself is corrosive as well as hot, containing high quantities of hydrogen sulfide. It melts, burns, or corrodes plastic, wood, glass, tin, and most other metals. And all this happens in an environment far enough from the surface that no light penetrates, and under pressure high enough to crumple steel.These biological communities have astounded scientists not just with their strangeness — such as giant tube worms that, because they get nourishment from symbiotic, chemical-driven bacteria, have no mouths or guts — but with their profusion. (Biomass around some of the vents, Girguis said, rivals that of tropical rainforests.) And, among their populations are some of the most extreme living things on Earth, such as bacteria that can live and grow at nearly 250 degrees Fahrenheit.Girguis detailed some of his own work on the sea floor, including a near-mishap on his first dive in Alvin in 1994 that saw him approach the sub’s deepest dive limit of 4,000 meters. He also described his explorations using robotic submersibles that drill into the vent stacks to find out at what temperatures extreme bacteria can live.He also described the new frontier of undersea research, a cabled network of sea floor monitoring stations, funded by Congress and planned for the ocean bed off the Pacific Northwest and other locations, which will allow scientists to understand the conditions across a broad section of ocean over an extended period of time. The data from these stations would be available not only to scientists around the world but also to citizen-scientists who could make their own contributions, as they do in fields such as ornithology, Girguis said.last_img read more

UPL Actions

first_img T he Florida Supreme Court recently issued six orders permanently prohibiting nine persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, and issued three orders finding four persons and/or corporations guilty of indirect criminal contempt.The following entities are prohibited from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law: Robert Kolodner, Tampa, found guilty of indirect criminal contempt, following an April 11, 2002, court order. Kolodner is further placed on probation for one year. He also received a five month and 29 day suspended jail sentence pending successful probation. Kolodner, individually and as president of Jacobs & Matthews, Inc., and Solomon & Forbes, Inc., entered a guilty plea of indirect criminal contempt of a Feb. 4, 1999, court order prohibiting him from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law. Kolodner held himself out as an attorney on several occasions. He negotiated, or offered to negotiate, settlements in legal actions and gave legal advice. (Case no. SC01-2018) Jennifer Horn, Largo, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following an April 4, 2002, court order. Horn acted as the legal representative for two individuals attempting to obtain a refund of monies. Horn prepared an agreement drafted on the letterhead of Jennifer Rene Horn, Esquire, and signed it as “Jennifer Horn, Esquire, Attorney at Law.” She also sent and signed a “Final Notice Before Legal Action” which was typed on the letterhead of Largo Legal Services. (Case no. SC01-1320) Janelle Services, Inc. d/b/a American Heritage Estate Services, and Bruce Hearon, Venice, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a March 28, 2002, court order. Hearon, individually and as president of Janelle Services, Inc. d/b/a American Heritage Estate Services, was engaged in Florida in the business of the sale, assembly, drafting, execution, and funding of estate planning documents including living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and other related documents to residents of Florida. (Case no. SC01-250) Robert E. Hughes, Sr., Clearwater, found guilty of indirect criminal contempt for engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a July 11, 2002, court opinion. He also received a 90-day suspended jail sentence contingent upon his full compliance with a previous injunction. Hughes violated a 1997 injunction enjoining him from counseling, advising, and preparing documents for individuals in the creation and transfer of land trusts. He advised others about land trusts and drafted land trust forms that he used to create or transfer land trusts. (Case no. SC01-617) Mark Romero, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a July 3, 2002, court order. Romero held himself out as an attorney. (Case no. SC02-1393) Michael Levine, North Miami Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a September 5, 2002, court order. Levine represented an individual in a criminal matter. (Case no. SC02-1588) Roberto Martinez and Omar Cordero, Miami, found guilty of indirect criminal contempt, following a July 11, 2002, court order. Martinez and Cordero are further placed on probation for one year. They also received five month and 29 day suspended jail sentences pending successful completion of their probation. On March 20, 2002, Martinez and Cordero pleaded guilty to violating an injunction entered by the Supreme Court of Florida on November 12, 1999. They held themselves out as being attorneys, prepared immigration papers for others, answered legal questions, allowed members of the public to rely on them to properly prepare legal forms or documents, failed to post a sign in their office stating that they were not attorneys, failed to provide their employees with a copy of the 1999 stipulation they entered into, and failed to pay the costs assessed against them in the previous case. (Case no. SC01-2389) Enrique Santiago, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a July 11, 2002, court order. Santiago engaged in the unlicensed practice of law by holding himself out as an attorney and by giving legal advice in immigration matters. (Case no. SC02-184) Darryl Mizer, individually and d/b/a Darryl Mizer & Associates, Sarasota, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following an August 22, 2002, court order. Mizer provided legal assistance to individuals who were defendants in foreclosure lawsuits. (Case no. SC02-246) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. March 1, 2003 Regular News UPL Actionslast_img read more

Dodgers’ Justin Turner airs concerns after another beanball war, loss to Pirates

first_imgPITTSBURGH >> Justin Turner is tired of playing the game. Not baseball, but the game within the game that’s consumed the Dodgers since the All-Star break.Turner’s left elbow was struck by a 97-mph fastball from Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson in the seventh inning Tuesday. Two Pirates batters were also hit by pitches in the Dodgers’ 12-7 loss.This, after four different players were hit by pitches over the weekend in St. Louis. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig still haven’t played since being drilled and left with swollen left hands.“You don’t want to do any of that stuff, mess around,” Turner said. “Someone can get hurt. You lose a guy, that’s never fun. At the same time, it’s been part of the game. We try to protect our guys. You do what you’ve got to do. If something happens, something happens.” Wilson threw two inside pitches to Turner to start the seventh inning, the second one hitting Turner’s elbow guard. In his postgame comments to reporters, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle suggested that Wilson was merely trying to pitch hard inside.Home plate umpire Toby Basner didn’t buy it. He ejected Wilson, warned both benches, then ejected Hurdle for arguing.“I think we all understand what happened there,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It was not a big deal. The only guy who didn’t handle it was the home plate umpire. He could’ve let that go and given warnings and it would’ve been over.”Turner took a step toward the mound before taking his base. He was upset with Wilson.“After he missed me the first time I was like, ‘Oh, they’re probably trying to throw at me.’ I was a little upset about the second one because he had his chance to do it and get it over with on the first pitch and he missed. To do it again just makes it pretty blatant. I don’t think there’s anything he can say to make it sound like it wasn’t intentional.”Did Turner consider Wilson’s actions a breach of etiquette?“I don’t know,” he said. “We had some talk in here. It’s like, clearly, I don’t think Jamey was trying to load the bases when it got away from him. We talked about it here: Where do you draw the line? Anytime someone in the middle of the order gets hit, are you going to go hit someone?”That question lingered into the night and maybe beyond. For a day at least, it overshadowed a dismal game for Dodger pitchers.Josh Beckett returned from the disabled list and allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings, including three solo home runs. Paul Maholm (1-5) and Wright allowed two runs each out of the bullpen.Then there was Chris Perez, who walked four of the five batters he faced in the eighth inning. The right-hander was charged with four runs despite not allowing a hit. Mattingly called it “a step backward” for Perez, who had allowed one earned run in his previous eight appearances.Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke hit home runs for the Dodgers. Van Slyke’s home run was the first by a Dodgers pinch-hitter this season. Gonzalez’s was the first by any Dodger player since July 9.Gonzalez and Matt Kemp had two hits apiece.Dan Haren is scheduled to oppose Francisco Liriano in the rubber match today. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Something happened in the bottom of the sixth inning. With runners on first and second base and the Pirates leading 7-4, Dodgers pitcher Jamey Wright hit Andrew McCutchen with a 90-mph sinker, loading the bases.McCutchen took his base, then watched Wright throw a wild pitch that allowed Pittsburgh to score its fourth run of the inning.The circumstances suggest that Wright was beset by wildness and not revenge. A.J. Ellis was the only Dodger batter hit to that point in the series, and that was on a curveball that clearly got away from Edinson Volquez on Monday. Wright has been prone to wildness throughout his career. The 39-year-old is tied with legendary brush-back artist Don Drysdale for 19th all-time in batters hit with 154 — the most among active pitchers.“Some of their guys said, ‘You just did it in St. Louis,’” Turner said, referring to Clayton Kershaw intentionally throwing at Matt Holliday. “The difference there is, there’s a little bit of a history with them hitting Hanley. It’s just, I guess, a question of where you draw the line. When is it OK, when is it not OK? Yeah, we hit him (McCutchen) but it’s not like we were trying to load the bases up, per se.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 NOW OPEN

first_imgMac Cumhaills GAA News:Registration:Club membership forms for Juvenile, Adult and Family are available from all club coaches/managers and to download from our website(www.seanmaccumhaill.com). The rates are as follows: Juvenile/studentis €20, Adult is €30 and family membership is €80 (2 adults and 2+children). Registration is extremely important and non-registration will result in your child not being insured and unable to train orplay for the club so please register them. New players are more thanwelcome. The club will also hold additional registration nights toensure compliance.Training Schedule: The following teams have started training at the moment and theirtimes are below. Training takes place at the club unless stated. Newplayers more than welcome. U-14 & U-16 Hurling on a Monday from 6.30to 8.00. The U-14 Girls Football is on a Wednesday from 7.00 to 8.00. U-16 Boys Football on Friday 6.30 to 7.30. U-8 & U-10 Hurling 1pm to2pm on SundayNote: If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on thewebsite or sent via text.Lotto Results:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 14,15, 22 and 28. There was 1 match 3 winner. Joe Quinn, Carn receives€150. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,700. Terry O’Reilly’s team is sellingthis week. If you’re not in you can’t win!Bingo:The Bingo is in Jackson’s Hotel on Sunday night for the next two weekswith an 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers orless. All are very welcome.Donegal Yearbook:The Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagheron 086 609 8801 for a copy.Steward Bibs:Can anyone in possession of a club steward’s bib return to the club assoon as possible.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 NOW OPEN was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Lot of 50 Tone Snap Hair Clips 40mm Craft Bow : Great value for money

first_imgThe best i have found, really strong and don’t slide at all when closed. Toddler size so a tiny bit smaller than expected, but great quality. These ‘snap’ well so should be secure and not fall out of children’s hair. These are slightly smaller than normal hair clips but that just means they would be ideal for younger girls or would not be as prominent in adult hair styles where they may be clipped behind the hair. Extremely good value & the quality is fine. Extremely good value & the quality is fine. They get lost before they have a chance to break. I bought these for my daughter to wear to nursery as there is no point putting expensive clips in her hair as often they don’t come home. They work fine but they discolour quite quickly. Hair clips – not a lot to say. They work fine but they discolour quite quickly, losing the silver colour after a couple of weeks. OK but the clips are smaller than had hopedbows and jewels to make them funky and fun and give them to my neice and friends daughters Toddler size so a tiny bit smaller than expected, but great qualityExtremely good value & the quality is fineSmaller than I expectedquality item as describedLot of 50 Silver Tone Snap Hair Clips 40mm Craft BowMaterial: metal Easy to attach adornments and easy to wear. Fast delivery 🙂 perfect for my daughter. Great little clips, as i have 5 grandaughters these will be very handy, also good for crafts and hand made things. I crochet little flowers which i attach. I crochet little flowers which i attach then sell them in aid of a charity i support. The clips are strong and work well. Great quality, super-quick arrival. Good value although long wait for delivery. Took a long time to arrive as. Took a long time to arrive as from china and just didn’t know. These were great for the price. Just slightly smaller than i expected but still do an excellent job. These slides are pretty great for decorating with hand created fimo clay objects, the little ones appreciate them with hedgehogs on themdelivery was fantastic.Wonderful solution, uncomplicated to do the job with. I pick out this item for the rate and the amount. I would advise this merchandise. .I pick this solution for the price tag and the quantity. I would propose this product.Rough location, hair will get caught in the conclusion – ordered for use underneath wigs etc.Manufactured things for fayre at church and group centre.I thought these would be more substantial but that is possibly my fault for not looking through the specifics. Other than modest sizing they are great. Took a whilst to get there mainly because they arrived from china.The clips had been a small lesser than i expected despite the fact that they suited me far better this way. They are of wonderful quality and as described by the vendor. They are very cheap but do the job ok. My daughter wears them in the morning and then they are lost by the end of the day, therefore perfect for us. You get so many clips and they are such good quality. They do not fall out of your hair but grip very well. last_img read more

Cattlemen’s Youth Hold 5th Annual Celebrity Showdown to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST Program for youth ages 8 to 21 years hosted the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. The event, in its fifth year, was held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Champions Center in Springfield. The Clark County Cattle Producers, an OCA County Affiliate, assisted in coordinating the event.Youth who raised a minimum of $100 participated in this year’s community service project, dressed up their cattle and presented them to the celebrity judge, WHIO Television’s Gabrielle Enright, news anchor and reporter. Through donations from family, friends, the community and members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown raised over $5,000. Additionally, a silent auction was held with numerous items selling to generous supporters that raised an additional $6,000 for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The goal is to raise $16,000 to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. In the past five years, BEST participants raised more than $70,000 for Make-A-Wish.Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Awards Banquet on May 6, 2017. Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Celebrity Showdown until the BEST Banquet.The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is a part of the Kids For Wish Kids program. It gives students the opportunity to help make wishes come true. Students develop fundraising ideas under the supervision of a teacher, principal or club advisor and help share the power of a wish.Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information, visit our website at ohio.wish.org or call 1-877-206-9474.last_img read more

Discover Native Warm-Season Forages June 16

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Christine Gelley, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County, OSU ExtensionOn Saturday, June 16, 2018, the National Park Service will host a collaborative program called “Discover Native Warm-Season Forages” from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (Mound City Group Visitor Center:16062 State Route 104 Chillicothe, OH 4560).This free event is a combined effort of the National Park Service, The Ohio State University, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever to share information about the versatility of native warm-season forages for conservation, wildlife, and livestock production.From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. an optional tour of the Hopeton Earthworks site will be offered as well. Attendance RSVPs are requested for submission by Friday, June 8. Noble County Extension is the contact point for registration information. Call 740-732-5681 for more details.last_img read more

11-time PBA champion Bolado dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Bolado, who played for National University in college, also left behind two children.Ginebra mentor Tim Cone, the late player’s coach in Alaska, and former teammates expressed shock over the incident. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 6-foot-6 Bolado, drafted 13th overall by Alaska Milk in 1994, won 11 PBA championships, including a Grand Slam with Alaska in 1996.He also suited up for Ginebra, Purefoods, Pop Cola/Coca-Cola, San Miguel and Red Bull before retiring in 2013 with career averages of 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds.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 shutoutAccording to reports, Bolado was working as a basketball coach in an international school in the Cambodian capital.He was likewise managing a Filipino restaurant with partner Anne Christine Waje at the time of his death. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Bombers, Generals clash MOST READ Photo from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer Philippine Basketball Association player Cris Bolado was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.He would have turned 48 in October.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Cousins has 41 and 23 in Sacramento return, Pelicans rally

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, right, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins could exhale at last. The nerves were long gone, his highly anticipated return to Sacramento in the books — and what a beauty it was.Cousins immediately scored after winning the opening tip and never stopped on the way to 41 points and 23 rebounds, and the emotional big man dominated his old team to rally the New Orleans Pelicans past the Kings 114-106 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Rookie De’Aaron Fox scored 14 points off the bench to lead seven Kings in double figures.Cousins received overwhelming support and love with a standing ovation during pregame introductions with a few boos. After his initial basket, the Kings answered with a 17-2 run.A video and highlight tribute to Cousins played on the scoreboard during a first-quarter timeout as he was formally welcomed back to the city where he played seven seasons, and the big man gave a big wave.“I loved it,” Cousins said. “I’ve got nothing but love for this city. I came here as a kid and left as a man. As I stated many times, I’ve got people here I consider family. These fans have been great to me throughout the years.”“BOOGIE THANK YOU, LOVE YOU, MISS YOU” read one sign held by a female fan in Golden 1 Center.“Very talented dude,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cousins took the crowd at Golden 1 Center on a trip down memory lane, then left them with some heartache after a spectacular performance. He waved to his supportive former home fans as highlights showed of his time in California’s capital.“It was pretty emotional,” Cousins said. “I was super nervous coming in. The anticipation was like through the roof. I really couldn’t wait for the ball to go up and we could just actually get to the basketball part.”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 shutoutHe hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:21 to play for a 108-106 lead and the Pelicans held on — and Cousins finally got some help in a second-half comeback after New Orleans trailed by 14 at intermission playing without injured star Anthony Davis.Jameer Nelson contributed 18 points with four 3-pointers with Davis sidelined with a left knee injury sustained at Portland on Tuesday. The Pelicans were down 70-56 at halftime with Cousins largely a one-man show already with 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks Cousins, who was fined $25,000 last week for cursing at a Grizzlies fan in Memphis, shot 14 for 25, dished out six assists and kept his emotions in check.At the 9:23 mark of the first quarter, Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein were tied up under the basket. Cousins then carried the ball out of the crowd and set it down in front of the New Orleans bench before the jump ball.“This was just as big a game for them as it was for us,” Cousins said. “We knew they would be juiced. We knew they would come out swinging and that’s exactly what they did.”He had faced the Kings once already since his February trade, in New Orleans on March 31, and scored 37 points while making 12 of 21 shots in the Pelicans’ 117-89 victory.“For him, he came here as a young kid, really. He’d been with this franchise the entire time,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “You have friends in the city, you have things that you’ve done just from a community service point of view that you had. And then very emotional when he left here. I was there when he got on the plane. I think people don’t realize, they look at these guys as something other than a 22- 25- 27-year-old kid, and that’s what they are. I don’t care how big they are, they’ve got the same emotions as everyone else has.“It’s tough, because it wasn’t his decision to leave. I think when that happens, it stings, it hurts initially. I think he has found himself in a positon where we really appreciate everything he brings to the table.”WEBBER TRIBUTEFormer Kings star Chris Webber worked the nationally televised game for TNT and received his own video highlight recognition and a standing ovation late in the first quarter. Webber stood, smiled and acknowledged the fans.TIP-INSPelicans: Darius Miller started in place of Davis and was scoreless. … After being outrebounded 63-42 in a 103-93 loss at Portland two nights earlier and giving up 18 offensive boards, New Orleans outrebounded Sacramento 47-34.Kings: As the Kings returned from a three-game road trip, Zach Randolph made his home debut for the Kings after missing the Oct. 18 opener against Houston following oral surgery.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Cleveland on Saturday.Kings: Host Washington on Sunday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Memorable moments: Best of India vs Pakistan in ODIs

first_imgIndia-Pakistan encounters have always been keenly awaited. And for good reason too. The arch-rivals have played a number of memorable matches over the years, especially in 50-overs cricket. Here are a few reminders.1985, Sharjah – India won by 38 runsAfter India were bowled out for 125, it seemed a lost cause. However, led by the ever-reliable Kapil Dev (3-17), the Indians dismissed Pakistan for just 87 to clinch a low-scoring thriller.1986, Sharjah – Pakistan won by 1 wicketThis is perhaps the most memorable moment in the history of India-Pakistan encounters, as well as one of the best in the history of the one-day game. With Pakistan needing four runs to win from the last ball, Javed Miandad scripted a dramatic turnaround with a six off Chetan Sharma.1987, Kolkata – Pakistan won by 2 wicketsThe wounds of Sharjah barely a year old when India met Pakistan again, this time on home turf. Javen Miandad couldn’t repeat his heroics this time, but Saleem Malik trumped India with a 72 from 36 balls.1987, Hyderabad – Tied game, India declared winnersBoth teams finished with a score of 212 after playing out their quota of 50 overs. However, India, who had lost six wickets in getting to that total in the first innings, won the match by the virtue of losing one wicket less than Pakistan.1991, Sharjah – Pakistan won by 72 runsThe game witnessed one of the best spells of fast bowling ever recorded in one-day cricket history. Aaqib Javed ran through the Indian batting with figures of 7-37, including a hat-trick.1996, Bangalore – India won by 29 runsOne of the great batting displays in World Cup matches came from Ajay Jadeja in this game. Waqar Younis, the quickest of his time, was struck for taken to the cleaners, giving India the crucial edge that eventually secured their victory.advertisement1997, Chennai – Pakistan won by 35 runsPakistani players usually reserve their best for India, and Saeed Anwar was no different. The opener hammered a then-record 194 off just 146 balls in the match to flatten the Indian team under a mountain of runs.2003, Centurion – India won by 6 wicketsAnother memorable match, made special by Sachin Tendulkar’s assault on Pakistan’s bowlers, especially Shoaib Akhtar. A target of 273 runs was made to look rather pedestrian thanks to a brilliant display by India’s batsmen.2004, Lahore – India won by 5 wicketsIndia’s hopes were reduced to a flicker by Inzamam-ul-Haq’s brilliant 123 in this must-win game. But a strong middle order performance, especially by Mohammad Kaif and Rahul Dravid saw India through to a victory. The most memorable moment of the match is perhaps Kaif’s daring walk down the pitch to the Shoaib Akhtar. The move surprised fans, but more importantly, completely unsettled the Rawalpindi Express.2005, Visakhapatnam – India won by 58 runsThis was a rather comfortable victory for India that marked the arrival of MS Dhoni on the international scene. The keeper-bat’s 148 pulverised Pakistan and set-up a dominant triumph.2011, Mohali – India won by 29 runsThe crunch World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan was a see-saw battle. Nerves were jangling across the stadium during this game and everyone from the dignitaries, fans and players were feeling the tension. In the end, India closed out the game rather easily and went on to win the tournament.last_img read more