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ND students cheer Irish on to victory

first_imgJunior Pat Vinett, who transferred to Notre Dame from Wake Forest, returned to Winston-Salem, N.C. for Saturday’s game hoping for an Irish victory. Vinett said he was cautiously optimistic about Notre Dame’s chances, even more so than many of the Wake Forest fans he spoke to. “I know talking to kids down there, they were expecting to lose by like 40. I thought it was going to be pretty close, that we were going to underestimate the ACC,” Vinett said. “I knew we’d win, but I thought it’d be difficult.” Despite the Demon Deacons’ stadium being less than half the size of Notre Dame’s, Vinett said the level of excitement was impressive. “I ended up in the student section, so I don’t know about general admission, but compared to whenever I’ve been there before, it was really loud,” he said. “They had fireworks going when they scored, it was pretty good considering the size of the stadium. It was packed.” While it was a farther trip from South Bend than Purdue or Michigan, Vinett said the Notre Dame turnout was surprisingly large. “There were a ton of ND people,” he said. “I’m not going to say there were more ND people [than Wake Forest fans], but I’d say it was pretty even cheering.” Despite having a friend on the Wake Forest team, Vinett cheered for the Irish throughout. “I was cheering for ND the whole time,” he said. “My buddy’s one of the wide receivers [for Wake Forest] … I was happy when he was doing well, but I was happy ND won.” Vinett said the highlight of the game was senior receiver Michael Floyd’s third quarter touchdown. “It completely sucked the life out of the Wake student section,” he said. Sophomore Ashley Barraza turned down the long drive in favor of on-campus game watch and said she was expecting the Irish to quickly lock in a victory. “I thought the game was going to be a blowout,” she said. “I thought we were going to go in there and dominate, that they’d put it away in the first half like the Navy and Air Force games.” She said the decidedly less impressive victory was due to a series of minor errors. “I thought the two interceptions were pretty bad, especially the one where they were in Cover 3 [zone defense] and Tommy [Rees] threw it anyway,” she said. “Just a bunch of fundamental mistakes we could have avoided … Wake’s not that great a team so we could recover, but if it were a better team it could have cost us.” Junior Andy Boes was also confident in Notre Dame’s odds at the beginning of the game. “We’re athletically superior to them,” he said. “It was just a matter of how much we would win by.” After struggling in the first half, Boes said the defense coming together later in the game was crucial for the victory. “The defense came up with some plays that were pretty important,” he said. Boes said he was happy with the win, despite the close score. “I would have liked to see a bigger point differential, but a win’s a win,” he said. “I’m hoping next week it’s not as close as it was this weekend, but I’m glad we can continue with some momentum.”last_img read more

Supremacist Web site probed for listing addresses of Jena teens

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – The FBI is reviewing a white supremacist Web site that purports to list the addresses of five of the six black teenagers accused of beating a white student in Jena, La., and “essentially called for their lynching,” an agency spokeswoman said Saturday. Sheila Thorne, an agent in the FBI’s New Orleans office, said authorities were reviewing whether the site breaks any federal laws. She said the FBI had “gathered intelligence on the matter,” but declined to further explain how the agency got involved. CNN first reported Friday about the Web site, which features a swastika, frequent use of racial slurs, a mailing address in Roanoke, Va., and phone numbers purportedly for some of the teens’ families “in case anyone wants to deliver justice.” That page is dated Thursday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SA teen back from Mars mission

first_img8 March 2004South Africa’s aspiring young astronaut, 16-year-old Nomathemba Kontyo, arrived back in South Africa last week after spending two weeks with the National Aeronautical Space Agency (Nasa) in the United States.Nomathemba Kontyo, from Phillippi in Cape Town, joined 15 other student astronauts from around the world in working with the Mars Exploration Rover mission team at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.The grade 11 learner at Fezeka High school in Gugulethu was chosen along with seven other girls and eight boys after excelling in an international essay contest run by the Planetary Society, a non-profit organisation with more than 100 000 members from over 140 countries.The Planetary Society’s “Red Rover Goes to Mars” project is an official part of Nasa’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. This is the first time that an international group of children selected through an open competition were able to participate in an active planetary spacecraft mission.The student astronauts worked with the scientists and engineers overseeing the science payload on Nasa’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers – named “Spirit” and “Opportunity” – robotic geologists that launched from Earth in June and July last year and landed in two different locations on Mars in January.The students participated in examining pictures from the rovers and attending team meetings with scientists and engineers grappling with choices about what orders to send the rovers.The students also served as ambassadors to the world at large, communicating over the Internet and through other media about life inside a Mars mission team. Meet the student astronautsRead the students’ reports from mission operations The students rotated through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in teams of two, with each pair spending approximately one week at the facility. Nomathemba, along with Camillia Zedan from the UK, worked with the mission team from February 20 to 29.In her essay to the Planetary Society, Nomathemba wrote: “I am a female and live in an impoverished community. Being part of the Mars Exploration Rover mission would show that women could achieve anything they put their minds to and show learners from similar environments that through dedication and hard work, everything and anything is possible.“I would like to prove to all women and especially here in Africa that the time of a woman just being a housewife and cooking for a husband is long time over.“I would like to promote the importance of Maths and Science as it is subjects that so many in my community do not see the importance and relevance of.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Telkom strengthens Nigerian presence

first_img26 January 2009Telkom’s African expansion has taken another step forward with the acquisition of an additional 25% stake in Multi-Links, giving the South African fixed-line operator full ownership of the Nigerian telecoms company.Multi-Links is a national private telecommunications operator that has a Universal Access License, which allows it to provide fixed, mobile, fixed-wireless, international and data services in one of the continent’s fastest-growing telecoms markets. The company also owns an internet service provider license.An independent expert has valued the 25% stake, to be purchased from Kenston Investments, at US$130-million (about R1.31-billion). Telkom acquired 75% of Multi-Links in May 2007 for $280-million.“Our 100% ownership of Multi-Links not only meets Telkom’s broader investment criteria, but also provides us with the opportunity to expand our mobile capacity,” Telkom CEO Reuben September said in a statement last week.Impressive growthSince Telkom’s acquisition of a 75% stake in Multi-Links two years ago, the company has increased its mobile subscribers from around 262 000 to more than 1.7-million as of the end of September last year. At the same time, the company has been increasing capacity in order to provide quality data products, especially to the corporate market.September said that with its low penetration and pent-up demand for voice and data services, Nigeria was market that would help advance Telkom’s goals of becoming Africa’s leading information communication technology provider.“The prospects for the company are strong, and by capitalising on Telkom’s access to international data connectivity, and the quality of such connectivity, Multi-Links is well-positioned to service corporate, wholesale and retail customers in Nigeria,” he said.Preferred telecoms partnerSeptember added that the Multi-Links deal demonstrated Telkom’s determination to expand both domestically as well as beyond South Africa’s borders, into areas of high growth, healthy returns and value creation for the company’s shareholders.“We are investing in, and enhancing our long-term future by accelerating our drive towards becoming the preferred telecommunications provider and partner in Africa, as Telkom’s expertise allows us to provide the full spectrum of information communication technology solutions on the continent, including voice, mobile, data, video, and internet services.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint

first_imgMayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Powerlift Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAlthough she’s already a veteran of numerous wars, powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta still feels the nerves as she prepares for the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.“There’s still pressure. Although this would be my eighth time in the ASEAN Para Games, I know that I’m also not getting younger,” Dumapong-Ancheta, who is once again competing in the +85 kg category of women’s powerlifting, said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  At 43 years old, Dumapong-Ancheta, a polio victim, acknowledges that time is no longer on her side.“I know that in a few years time, I’ll be retiring. I told myself that if I won’t win a medal in the ASEAN Para Games level, I think that should be the time that I step away and make a graceful exit,” she said.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 shutoutBut her coach Ramon Debuque still maintains his belief on the Ifugao native. That is enough to keep Dumapong-Ancheta fighting as she looks to add another gold medal to her already stocked collection.“I had a talk with my coach and he told me that I still have time. He told me that I still have five years or more, and I intend to give my best in these last competitions,” she said. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Dumapong-Ancheta is also happy to see the Philippine paralympic movement evolve since she first started in 1997.“I’m glad to see that in terms of support for the athletes, the interest for disability sports have gone up. We’ve gone a long way and I’m proud to say that I was part of that journey. Looking back to those days that we didn’t have uniforms and any formal training, to what it is today where we get whole year training and allowances, I’m just glad for everything that has been given to us,” she said.Her bronze medal win in the +82.5 kg category at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics opened the floodgates for Dumapong-Anchenta and differently abled athletes as sports officials and sponsors started giving them a second look.But with the benefits come the expectations, and Dumapong-Ancheta said the Filipino paraathletes are motivated they deserve the support as they seek to bring home medals in the regional tiff.“We know we can compete and we can defend whatever we’ve won before. We also know that we shouldn’t just match, but also surpass the records we’ve had in the past. We intend to give our all every time,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

BaliPure holds off Creamline, nears championship berth

first_imgMOST READ BaliPure came out of a layoff-induced stupor in the first set to turn back Creamline, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21, Saturday night and move within a win of a Finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Jennifer Keddy proved a solid anchor for the Water Defenders, who slowed down Cool Smashers star Alyssa Valdez en route to a 1-0 victory in their best-of-three series at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Keddy and BaliPure were especially dominant in the final two sets. The top seeds pounced on the Cool Smashers’ sloppy reception late in the match with Keddy pounding out back-to-back aces to put BaliPure at match point at 24-17.Creamline pushed back and unloaded four straight points but BaliPure nipped the uprising with Aiko Urdas rebounding from a blocked attempt by softly dropping a point that caught the Cool Smashers’ defense napping.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe victory, which took two hours to hammer out, kept BaliPure’s mastery over Creamline in the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.A fourth straight victory over Creamline on Tuesday will give BaliPure the first championship berth. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Riding high on AFC triumph, Ceres trips rival Global Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Still, it was a tight match in the first two sets that no team led by more than three, with the Cool Smashers fighting back from 19-21 down in the opening frame by winning the next five points to go up, 24-21, capped by Kuttika’s ace.Sato scored on a quick set to move the Water Defenders to within two but Laura Schaudt hammered in a kill at the back to clinch the set for the Cool Smashers.Creamline broke away from a 19-all count in the second set by taking four of the next five points for a 23-20 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast No. 2 seed Power Smashers and the third-seeded defending champion Pocari Sweat were disputing the other finals seat in their own best-of-three series at press time.The Water Defenders clearly struggled coming off a weeklong rest they earned after snatching one of two outright semifinal berths. But once it got its engine humming, BaliPure went on a juggernaut.“We just focused on ourselves during the break. We practiced hard and got ready for the semis,” said Keddy, who finished with 24 hits. “Everyone just got together and worked together, especially in blocking.”Risa Sato produced a solid 13-hit output while Grethcel Soltones added 11 markers for BaliPure, which detonated in 50 attack points on Creamline.Valdez, a normal 20-point producer in the elimination round and quarterfinals, could only manage 12 for Creamline, which couldn’t break through BaliPure’s defense.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

2 days agoInter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of us

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of usby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they dominated their 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions League win with a goal in either half.“Borussia Dortmund changed their system to five at the back, which means they were afraid of us and wanted to play by changing their approach to mirror ours,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.“We had prepared for a very different match, but did well to adjust. When Dortmund switched back to 4-2-3-1 after the break, we adjusted again and took control.“We had prepared to press them in certain areas of the pitch and they changed their system, so that was no longer valid. The most important thing I told the lads was not to lose possession in central areas, as that is where they push forward on the counter.“Roberto Gagliardini, Nicolò Barella and Marcelo Brozovic did a great job both in defending and attacking. I often tell Brozo off for attacking too much, but he had a great game tonight with both phases.“Barella is so generous and passionate, but he does give me anxiety attacks when he gets booked after 10-15 minutes…” last_img read more

Here’s Video Of Jim Harbaugh Wearing Michigan State Gear In 1999

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It’s a safe bet that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who also played for the Wolverines, isn’t a fan of Michigan State. But for at least one day in 1999, he intentionally wore Spartan green. This week, WXTZ-TV in Detroit unearthed footage of Harbaugh celebrating with the 1999 Michigan State basketball team during their national title run.Why does this exist? Harbaugh’s sister, Joani, is married to Tom Crean, who was then MSU’s assistant coach. Crean is now the head coach at Indiana.Harbaugh probably isn’t thrilled that this footage exists. But if his team beats MSU tomorrow, he probably won’t care.last_img read more