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May 2020

Southland Gives Back: Huskies Tackle Pair of SAAC-Hosted Events

first_imgHOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Baptist athletic department concluded two successful campaigns as part of the annual Southland Gives Back event. Representatives from the HBU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the DKMS Delete Blood Cancer drive as well as partnering with the Star of Hope, leading up to their Conference Week of Service Feb. 10-16.HBU athletics completed the DKMS Delete Blood Cancer drive Wednesday, Dec. 4, after registering an astounding 50 new donors into the DKMS system. These new donors will have the opportunity to donate blood or bone marrow in order to help save the lives of people in need throughout the world.In addition to the blood drive, SAAC representatives have worked with their respective teams to sell baked goods to the Houston Baptist student body, while asking for donations throughout the fall semester to raise money for the local Star of Hope homeless shelter. Funds will be collected during the Huskies’ “Week of Service” in February and the SAAC will create care packages to donate to the shelter. To date, the group has raised $800 with two months remaining.“I am really proud of the efforts that our SAAC representatives have shown this semester,” said Assistant Direct of Compliance/SAAC Advisor Charlotte Hartshorn. “From setting up and running team fundraisers, to assisting with the registration of donors at the DKMS drive, each individual has worked hard to really promote the projects chosen this semester. Many of our athletes are starting to become leaders both for their teams and in their personal lives, which is very inspiring and a wonderful achievement for them all. I am excited to continue working with our athletes as we draw closer to the Conference Week of Service project in February.”DKMS is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by: creating awareness, recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life, raising funds to match donor registration costs, supporting the improvement of therapies through research and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.The Star of Hope is a Houston-based Christian community that is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and substance-abuse recovery.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

Kane aiming for injury return in SIX WEEKS in boost to England ahead of Euro 2020

first_imgHARRY KANE is targeting a return in early April which would be a huge boost for Tottenham and England.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho feared the striker might not play again this season.3 Harry Kane is targeting a return in early April in a huge boost for Tottenham and EnglandCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut SunSport understands talisman Kane’s recovery is going better than expected and he could be back playing in just SIX WEEKS.That would be good news for Mourinho and England boss Gareth Southgate, who was worried his captain might not be fit to lead them out at Euro 2020 this summer.Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring in Spurs’ 1-0 Prem defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.He needed an operation and the North Londoners said they did not expect him to return to training until at least mid-April.Mourinho was far more pessimistic — claiming Kane might not play again until next season.3Although he has since changed his tune and said his key man could be back by the start of May.But it appears Kane could now return even sooner to boost Spurs’ flagging top-four hopes.If he is fit following the international break at the end of March, Kane could feature in their final seven Prem matches — plus any FA Cup or Champ­ions League fixtures.It would also mean he would be match fit by the time England kick off their Euros against Croatia at Wembley on June 14.Kane was walking freely when he presented Jimmy Greaves’ family with a gift before Spurs’ Champions League last-16, first leg defeat at home to RB Leipzig last Wednesday.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsSources close to Kane say he is eager to start playing again and fancies being ready even sooner.But Spurs are unwilling to rush him back.The club are confident Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min will also be back playing before the end of this campaign.3 Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring on New Year’s DayCredit: PA:Press AssociationHarry Kane works out to stretch his leg in Tottenham training gymlast_img read more

Nigel Bana wins first gold in karate for PNG

first_imgThe 23 year old defeated Sandip Pala of Fiji to take out the title in the men individual kumite -60kg event.Bana was too strong for the Fijian, going for the upper kick during the three minutes battle to take him down 8-0.Stephen Manaruru of Vanuatu and Emmanuel Faure of New Caledonia each got bronze.Bana was humbled by the win and said a lot of sacrifices had paid off. He had to leave school studying science at the University of PNG this year to undergoing training for this event. “I am so happy and proud to win for my country and I thank God for his blessing and also everyone for their support,” he said.Bana also took out bronze yesterday in the male team kata event.last_img read more

Valverde is still in suspense and even a substitute for Xavi is shuffled

first_imgXavi’s refusal to take over Barcelona from now on does not mean the end of the soap opera that has been generated in Barcelona after falling in the semifinal of the Super Cup in Arabia against Atlético de Madrid. The harassment of the board to the technician still stands. In fact, The coach’s situation is very delicate after being placed at the feet of the horses by a directive who negotiated his immediate relief without communicating anything to him. While Xavi Hernández was offered Valverde’s position, neither he nor his agent nor anyone on his team received a call from the club to explain the situation, which they learned from the media.The board that presides over Josep Maria Bartomeu and that has the president himself as the head of sports (it must be remembered that he assumed the sports vice presidency after the resignation of Jordi Mestre) continues with his harassment and demolition policy to the coach. As reported by the Cadena SER, an emergency meeting of the Sports Commission of the club is scheduled for this afternoon to assess the “no” of Xavi and find solutions. Among them, hiring a new coach.The names salad has precipitated: starting with García Pimienta, subsidiary technician, and following names like Gabriel Milito, Quique Setién, Marcelo Gallardo or Mauricio Pochettino.last_img read more

Classrooms and Calleja recognize negotiations for Ekambi

first_imgJean Michel Aulas, president of Olympique de Lyon, confirmed through his Twitter account the negotiations between the whole of the Rhone and Villarreal by Karl Toko Ekambi. France Football shared through Twitter an information in which they themselves claimed that there was an agreement for the transfer of the Cameroonian striker in exchange for 20 million euros. Something that the president half-denied: he confirmed the negotiations between both clubs by the striker and revealed that it is not negotiated for a transfer but for a transfer with option to buy. Further, Classrooms added that the agreement between the parties is still far from closed, although, he says, the Lyon coaching staff likes it.As AS learned, after a few days of tug-of-war, both entities are closing the player’s exit with a transfer with a mandatory purchase option of 20 million euros. In addition to Classrooms on Twitter, Villarreal coach Javier Calleja has acknowledged that “negotiations with Olympique have resumed,” admitting that his departure is “possible.” Ekambi had also hinted a few days ago his intention to leave Villarreal, not having the minutes that the player believed he should have. But the first offer of Lyon, twelve million euros, did not reach what the club demanded for its transfer. This second transfer offer with option to purchase seems already definitive. This tweet, in addition to the statements of Javi Calleja, confirm that the departure of Karl Toko Ekambi from Vila-real is quite likely as does the fact that the player has not trained this morning with the rest of the first squad at Javi Calleja’s orders.The striker, who arrived last year in exchange for 18 million euros, has been one of the team’s scorers. This year he has played 19 meetings with Villarreal so far this season in which he has scored six goals.last_img read more

How many megapixels can the human eye capture?

first_imgOne of the characteristics in which we look more when buying a camera, is in its resolution. Every year, cameras and even those with mobile phones, have many improvements that allow us to capture the most realistic images. However, none of them are able to recreate the image that we can see. Image: iStock To get a camera to capture the same images we see through our eyes, it would have to be 576 megapixels, but even so, the image we would capture would not reach the sharpness we are able to see.A camera, even if it has a good lens and one of the best sensors, cannot be compared with all the complex features and elements that make up an eye. In addition, there are also different factors that affect our vision and that with a camera would be impossible to recreate.Our vision can capture an image of 576 megapixelsAn example of this is the morphology of our eyes. This morphology allows us to correctly see the things that are in front of us at all times, while the surroundings look more blurred. In addition, there are other factors that decrease the quality of our vision at some times, such as the blind spots of our eyes or the part of our nose that makes us always have things in between.That said, we can confirm that the resolution that our eyes capture varies at any moment and that although our vision can capture an image at 576 megapixels, at other points it can be compared with a resolution of only 7. This fact although it may seem a bit odd It has its logic: everything we observe is transmitted directly to the brain and continuously, so even if we see in some moments we see badly, what we perceive is a processed and correct image of reality.center_img One of the things we look at in a camera is its resolutionThe resolution of a camera cannot be compared with that of the eyeslast_img read more

Espanyol breaks the hex of the blue and white shirt

first_imgFor talisman and hex lovers, He had not won the Espanyol in this League or a single match with the blue and white shirt until he did it last Sunday, in Cornellà-El Prat, against Mallorca (1-0). It is not that the parakeet group has a winning streak this course, but curiously in its previous triumphs it always looked elastic substitutes: the pink, black and white against Eibar (1-2) and Levante (0-1) and, more recently, the green with a white stripe the day that already with Abelardo Fernández added the three points against Villarreal (1-2).On the contrary, and in addition to all the days he has been able to wear with his home colors because he does not match color with the local team he had counted for defeats or draws his clashes the Espanyol at home. Y the first of them all occurred precisely against Sevila, a 0-2 with goals from Sergio Reguilón and Manuel Agudo ‘Nolito’ which meant the kick off to a truculent course. The Espanyol may see Blanquiazul on Sunday at Sánchez Pizjuán. Everything will depend on Adrián Cordero Vega, the referee of the match. Last season, for example, he was allowed to do so, despite Sevilla wearing a nuclear target. Y It is not a minor detail.last_img read more

Fuenla never lowers her arms

first_imgPulling data, the first thing to talk about would be the results in the losses. The azulones only had two defeats by 2-0 (Lugo and Girona). The others, five losses 1-0 and one 2-1. The Fuenlabrada is a team that does not lower its arms at any time as these reflect this data.Further, Mere’s team is the second team that receives the least shots on goal (69) What speaks wonders of the defensive gear of Fuenlabreños. His ‘immediate’ pursuer is Sporting de Gijón and 16 times received. On the other hand, Fuenla has left eight games at zero and has 280 successful kites. The Fuenlabrada lives a moment of light and shadow. Now those shadows, in the form of the pressing lack of goal in the blues, cover the moment of Mere’s team, but There is still data to defend the great season of the Fernando Torres team. The lights of Fernando Torres.The team from the south of Madrid, eighth ranked by LaLiga SmartBank, is the only team in the competition that has not lost by more than two goals in the 28 games played. Data that speaks perfectly of what Fuenlabrada is; work, sacrifice and, above all, competitiveness. From goalkeeper Biel Ribas to forward Caye Quintana, through the Clavería-Cristóbal couple, they are involved in defensive tasks. All the team.last_img read more

Djokovic and Barty follow leaders and Alcaraz already touches the Top-300

first_imgSerbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic stays at the head of the ATP world rating forward of Spaniard Rafa Nadal, after a brand new week with out main modifications in the prime ten of the classification and at the gates of placing his reign into play.Djokovic, who regained primary after successful the Australian Open, the first ‘large’ of the 2020 season, maintains an earnings of 325 factors on Nadal, similar margin as final week, and each have greater than 2,000 of benefit over Roger Federer, which closes the podium on the listing and shall be out a number of months for his knee operation.The primary two classifieds return to motion this week in the tournaments of Dubai, Belgrade, and Acapulco (Mexico), Manacor, with the quantity at stake. To get better it, the Balearic should win his third title on the Mexican arduous observe and that the Serbian doesn’t cross the quarterfinals in the Asian occasion.Exterior the High-100, the rise of Carlos Alcaraz stands out. After successful his first sport on the ATP Tour in the Open River, Murcia wins 92 positions and stays very near the High-300 (at place 314) with 127 factors, remaining as the finest under-17 tennis participant on the circuit.Classification of the ATP as of February 241. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720 factors2. (2) RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) 9,3953. (3) Roger Federer (SUI) 7.1304. (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.0455. (5) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,8906. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,7457. (7) Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,8858. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,8609. (9) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,86010. (10) David Goffin (BEL) 2,555… / …12. (12) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2,36027. (27) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 1,500 45. (41) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1,08551. (49) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP) 99052. (53) FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP) 95354. (59) PABLO ANDUJAR (ESP) 93297. (93) ROBERTO CARBALLÉS (ESP) 61498. (90) ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH (ESP) 611Australian tennis participant Ashleigh Barty continues yet one more week at the head of the WTA rating forward of Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, whereas the Hispanic-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza stays sixteenth.Barty has seen his benefit over Halep minimize considerably, after the Romanian received the title in Dubai on Sunday, though it stays at virtually 2,300 factors (2,291). In the remainder of the High 10, highlights the decline of 5 locations of the Swiss Belinda Bencic, which occurs to be the 9 in the world, and the ascents of the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (fourth), the American Sofia Kenin (fifth) and the Dutch Kiki Bertens (sixth).As for the Spanish illustration, Garbiñe Muguruza, who couldn’t cross the quarterfinals in Dubai, remains to be sixteenth, whereas Carla Suárez loses eleven locations and it’s 70 in the world, Sara Sorribes is 80 and Paula Badosa, 91.Classification of the WTA as of February 241. (1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,367 factors.2. (2) Simona Halep (RUM) 6.076.3. (3) Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,200.4. (5) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,665.5. (7) Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,490.6. (8) Kiki Bertens (PBA) 4,335.7. (6) Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,301.8. (9) Serena Williams (USA) 3,915.9. (5) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,875.10. (10) Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,625.… / …16. (16) GARBIÑE MUGURUZA (ESP) 2,522.70. (59) CARLA SUAREZ (ESP) 822.80. (80) SARA SORRIBES (ESP) 767.91. (93) PAULA BADOSA (ESP) 698.last_img read more

Leipzig has not received offers or contacts by Timo Werner

first_imgAmong the possible destinations of Werner is Liverpool English, who would have intensified his claim to sign him. To the forward, on the other hand, he would be attracted to the possibility of playing in the Premier League and being under the command of his compatriot Jürgen Klopp.Krösche also announced that Leipzig wants to extend the contract with the German international Lukas Klostermann, which extends until 2021, preferably before the celebration of the next Eurocup.“That is our goal. This is not an ultimatum, the player has to decide for himself “, he warned, adding that there was a good exchange with the player’s representative and that they hoped to find an agreement. Leipzig sports director Markus Krösche confirmed that they have not received any offers or consult officially by his star player, the German striker Timo Werner.“Nothing at all, but It is normal for Timo to be in the spotlight of other clubs. The boy is playing a very, very good season and he scores very, very often, “Krösche said in statements published Wednesday by the newspaper ‘Bild’.Nevertheless, He admitted that in the club they are prepared in the event that someone contacted the 23-year-old intern, whose contract extends until 2023, although it includes the option of being able to sign for another club in the next market. Your termination clause, according to the information, It would be around 60 million euros.last_img read more