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first_imgBIG SACK—LaMarr Woodley (56) celebrates after sacking Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez while teammate Chris Carter (54) looks on. (Courier Photos/William McBride) The Steelers took care of business Sunday by beating the New York Jets, 27-10, to move into a tie with the Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals on top of the AFC North. Now they must continue this play on both sides of the ball against the constantly rebuilding Oakland Raiders.Mark Sanchez was coming off the best game of his brief career against the Buffalo Bills, but even without its two best players, James Harrison, and Troy Polamalu, the Steelers defense dominated the Jets after the first half. The Jets were able to put together two outstanding drives that led to a 10-6 lead, but it was all Steelers from that point on, holding Sanchez to a mere 138 yards passing.During the two drives, ex-Steeler Santonio Holmes was the featured receiver, but he was shut out for the rest of the game. He had only 3 catches for 38 yards, but did cause two pass interference calls on Ike Taylor. But the defensive backs didn’t back down, shutting the passing game down in the second half.Even though the running game was still not impressive without Rashard Mendenhall, they kept the defense honest with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer sharing the ball. They picked up only 53 yards on 20 carries, and most of that was in the final quarter.Just like they did in the Denver Broncos game, the offense controlled the ball with far more time as the Jets offense sat, but not on the ground. Even though the Steelers tried to get the running game going, it was through the air in which they were most affective with Ben Roethlisberger, 24 of 31 for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns, throwing to his two talented young receivers, Antonio Brown, 7 catches for 79 yards and one touchdown; and Mike Wallace, 5 catches for 74 yards. Also contributing were Heath Miller, 3 catches for 19 yards and a touchdown, and Emmanuel Sanders, 3 catches for 33 yards.The Raiders record dropped to 0-2 after a lopsided 34-13 defeat at the hands of the lowly Miami Dolphins. They opened the season with a 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Neither team, the Dolphins or the Chargers are expected to be in the playoffs this season.Carson Palmer was supposed to be their savior, but he hasn’t done too much since he’s been there. He was 24 of 48 for 373 yards with one touchdown and one interception. His top receivers were Brandon Myers, 6-86; Darrius Heyward-Bey, 4-41, Mike Goodson, 3-83 and Denarius Moore, 3-67.Palmer had to throw the ball 48 times because the Dolphins shut down the run. Darren McFadden was the leading rusher with only 22 yards on 11 carries.Maybe the Steelers can get their running game on track against a Raiders defense that gave up 172 yards on 26 carries to Reggie Bush.The Ravens lost their first game of the season, 24-23, in the last minutes on a drive by Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles, who won their second straight one point game from an AFC North team. Meanwhile the Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns, 34-27, in a surprisingly tough game, dropping the Browns to the cellar.The Browns have been surprisingly tough, and if these young players can continue to get better, look for them to upset some people before the season is out. But you never know about Cleveland, another loss may totally discourage these young players and they may totally come apart.The same is true of the Raiders. Even though they have a veteran quarterback, most of the key players are youngsters who may get better or worse. One thing is sure, they had better grow up fast if they expect to beat the Steelers. But on the other side of the coin a victory over the Steelers would make their season, so they will be prepared and hyped up.last_img read more

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports The sporting public has heard a lot of Rossland’s George Grey and his success on the cross-country scene. Now that Grey has retired, the fans may start to hear a little more about Nelson’s Shawn DeGroot. DeGroot, 16, won the silver medal in the Junior Boy’s 1994 at the 2011 Haywood Canadian Ski Nationals held last month in Canmore, Alta. “It wasn’t really a surprise . . . okay maybe a bit, in the distance races,” DeGroot, who placed 10th overall in the Junior Boy’s Division, told The Nelson Daily. “I got about the same results last year, but I improved on my sprinting (in Canmore).” The 2011 Haywood Canadian Ski Nationals attracts all of the top athletes in Canada. DeGroot, who skis under the Rossland Black Jack banner, competed in all of the major races — skate, classic, sprint and mass start. He accumulated 217 points in the four races. “The competition was fun, (but) it was surprisingly warm out (for Canmore),” explained DeGroot, who raced three of the four days in a T-shirt. “That means using klister for classic races for grip, it’s really sticky wax (kind of like tree sap or honey) that makes a mess and is a real pain to clean up.” Although he skis for Black Jack to receive expert advice from former National Ski Team coach Dave Wood, DeGroot spends most of his time training on his old stomping grounds at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails. “I go (Black Jack) occasionally to train and get technique, but still do the majority of my training in Nelson,” said DeGroot, adding his dedication, commitment, perseverance, and lots of time on the trails as the reason for his success. The season has gone extremely well for the 5’9”, 140-pound dynamo. DeGroot finished first overall 1994 for the BC cup series, seventh and first in 1994 in junior boys at the NorAms (North Americans) in Kelowna and fourth in the Rossland Blackjack Loppet. DeGroot, in Grade 11 at L.V. Rogers, still has another year in the junior circuit. So next year is a big one for him. “I’d like to make the B.C. ski team, get good results at cross country running provincials and continue skiing and training hard and to have fun,” DeGroot, who finished 24th overall at the 2010 B.C. High School Cross Country running championships in the fall. “I’d also like to qualify for FIS junior Nordic World Ski Championships in Ezerum, Turkey, although that would be quite tough.” Those goals might be lofty for some. But if you’ve ever seen Shawn DeGroot train, his determination and perseverance, that a bet you don’t want to [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgIt’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft  in Sunrise, Florida, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward already has a direction in place.Hunt, 19, is off to the La Belle Province Friday to attend the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp, which begins Sunday in Brossard, Quebec.“Montreal contacted me before the draft to say if I didn’t go in the draft they’d like to offer me a tryout,” Hunt told The Nelson Daily from Kelowna where he’s training for the upcoming season.“I was hoping I would get drafted but now I’m heading to Montreal and I couldn’t be happier.”Hunt was optimistic his name would be called after a stellar season in the Western Hockey League with Regina Pats and Medicine Hat Tigers.Hunt put up 83 points during the regular season before adding five goals in 10 playoff games for the Tigers.“Ya, I am a little disappointed,” Hunt lamented. “I mean with all those rankings before (draft) it kind of puts into your head that there’s always a possibility.“I thought I had a pretty good year but unfortunately it didn’t happen.”It’s tough,” he added, “but I’m now heading to Montreal with guys who got drafted so this is an exciting opportunity to show what I’ve got.”Hunt leaves Friday for the Habs Development Camp. He is part of a list of tryout-invitees the Montreal Scouting Department has put together.There is also more than 20 Montreal draft prospects from the past three seasons, including Hunt’s teammate at Medicine Hat, Matthew Bradley.Hunt also said former Nelson Minor Hockey graduate Tim McGauley is also attending the camp.McGauley played the last three seasons in Brandon, where he registered 105 points last season scoring 42 goals playing center.“It’s every kids dream to get drafted but some players take a little tougher road toward their dream,” Hunt explained.“For me I didn’t get drafted two years in a row, but I’ll just go to Montreal and try to prove people wrong and try to make the most of my opportunity.”The Habs also invited Hunt to their Prospects Camp in September.So the son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt has two chances to impress the coaching staff.Smart man that Dryden Hunt.Smart man.last_img read more

first_img The forum will be chaired in its inaugural year by the United States and Brazil. The 38 new OGP countries will develop their own country action plans in consultation with civil society, to be announced at the next OGP meeting in Brazil in March 2012. US President Barack Obama, speaking at the launch, said that open societies, economies and governments together made the “strongest foundation for human progress”. He added that the Partnership came at a good time, with people across the Middle East and North Africa pushing for their governments to represent and serve them, and with emerging democracies worldwide showing how “innovations in open government” could increase prosperity and justice.Constitution, press freedom Zuma, in his address to the gathering, said South Africa’s Constitution “specifically provides for the establishment of independent institutions to safeguard and enforce openness, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and ethical governance in the public and private spheres.” The country’s “Chapter 9 institutions” – the Public Protector, Human Rights Commission, Auditor-General, Independent Electoral Commission, Gender Commission and Commission on Traditional, Linguistic and Religious Communities – were “an important armoury in promoting and protecting the rights of our citizens,” Zuma said. The country also prided itself “on having freedom of expression and media freedom that are enshrined in the Constitution.Informed citizens, efficient public service “We also regard the development of an efficient, effective and development-oriented public service and an informed and empowered citizenry as key tools in the promotion of open government,” Zuma said. “We promote citizen engagement and participation through direct contact with citizens by undertaking visits to hear their suggestions and concerns and to monitor service delivery.” South Africa also had a number of institutions specifically mandated with “preventing and investigating acts of corruption, as this is one of our key national priorities”. Zuma said the government was consulting with civil society in drafting an open government country action plan, and would also continue to in the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism, which encourages governments to improve governance, including openness and service delivery to their populations. SAinfo reporter Increasing the availability of information about governmental activities.Supporting civic participation.Implementing the highest standards of professional integrity throughout their administrations.Increasing access to new technologies for openness and accountability. 21 September 2011 The principles of openness, transparency and accountability are built into and guaranteed protection by South Africa’s Constitution, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the Open Government Partnership – of which SA is one of eight founding governments – in New York this week. Zuma joined 45 other world leaders on Tuesday in formally launching the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a new international initiative aimed at securing concrete commitments from governments, in partnership with civil society, to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. At the launch, the eight OGP steering committee governments – the US, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa and the UK – delivered their OGP action plans, signed a declaration of principles, and welcomed 38 new countries into the effort.Open Government Declaration Zuma joined the leaders of the other seven national founders in declaring their respective governments’ commitment to:last_img read more

first_imgTragedy (GCCD40) – This is one of my early favorites. Find out how this Georgia, USA cache honoring those who lost their lives, helped save a life. The “Tragedy” cache has been logged more than one hundred times already, but one log is unforgettable.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTEATRO ROMANO / ROMAN THEATRE — Geocache of the weekMay 31, 2017In “Geocache of the Week””Cavers Plunge (an extreme cache)” (GCRVXB) GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK November 8, 2010November 2, 2010In “Community”Submit a Geocache of the Week!February 6, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If you’d prefer to read, rather than listen, you can check out the introduction to Bayes on the Netezza blog by Mike Kearney. Kearney also points to this post at Less Wrong for an illustrated explanation of Bayes Theorem.It’s a great story that rises above the hype and promise of analytics to remind us of the humble origins of the theories behind the tech. Analytics appliance vendor, Netezza (which was acquired by IBM last year posted a series of videos dedicated to Thomas Bayes, a Presbyterian minister and mathematician who lived from 1702 to 1761. Bayes formulated Bayes’ Theorem, the foundation for probability theory and predictive analytics. The theorem wasn’t published until after Bayes’ death, when his friend Richard Price presented it to the Royal Society.Here’s the first video: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley Tags:#Analysis#cloud Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgIsha Ambani and Anand Piramal exchanged marital vows yesterday in a grand ceremony at Antilia in Mumbai. The celebrations were graced by many celebrities from Bollywood, politics, sports and business.From Isha’s long wedding train to the lavish makeover that Antilia got ahead of the ceremonies, Isha and Anand’s big day was the stuff of dreams. Her wedding was made special because of another reason and it involved Amitabh Bachchan in a key role.A recent video from inside the venue was just released and it saw Amitabh Bachchan as master of the kanyadaan ceremony at the wedding. In the video, he can be seen narrating meaning of the ceremony and then goes on to ask Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani to perform the act. Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani get emotionalIn fact, father of the bride, Mukesh Ambani, can be seen getting emotional after listening to the rituals in Big B’s powerful voice.Watch the full kanyaadan ceremony here:Amitabh Bachchan attended Isha and Anand’s wedding with wife Jaya Bachchan, daughter Shweta and grandaughter Navya Naveli.ALSO SEE | Navya Naveli Nanda wears grandma Jaya’s saree to Isha Ambani weddingALSO SEE | Aishwarya wears to Ambani wedding what BFF Deepika once wore. See picsALSO SEE | What just-married Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal wore on wedding dayadvertisementALSO SEE | Isha Ambani wedding: Mira Rajput and Geeta Basra lead the worst-dressed brigadeALSO SEE | Isha Ambani on wedding day takes fashion cue from BFF Priyanka Chopra. See proofALSO WATCH | Mukesh Ambani and entire family burn the dance floor at Isha’s sangeetlast_img read more