Against The Clock

21 Jan 19
A Bit to Read

Monday seems to be moving at the wrong speed. I glanced at the clock and can’t believe the time…I haven’t even posted my blog yet for the day. Obviously, I guess, because I’m writing it right now. But by the time you read it, it will be posted, so we’re back in one of those […]

21 Jan 19
ReviewDekha

Oh, and this is just a Pixel 3 review. If you want a pixel 3 XL specific review, we’ll spend more time with it later, but as you might guess, almost everything in this applies to a large portion of pixel 3 units in the block of text Outside, notch impressions (meh), overall size (similar […]

21 Jan 19
The Moving Finger

I saw a football game yesterday, two actually, both of which epitomized the state of the game in the United States, sport, and the society itself. The first game pitted the New Orleans Saints against the Los Angeles Rams, two professional football teams, with the championship of the National Football Conference on the line and […]

21 Jan 19
Arlene Sharp: Painting 2 - Studio Practice

Aims to explore working on a horizontal surface to ‘work out’ of the object table – i.e. use it for inspiration rather than trying to represent it to consider the encounter with a painting as it takes on some of the formal and material  language of sculpture

21 Jan 19
Reconnaissance Europe

Mission 1: Take a Post-communism themed tour of the city and its outskirts in a vintage Škoda with a personal guide (ACCOMPLISHED); Mission 2: Understand what led to the dissolution of former Czechoslovakia and how the two nations (Slovakia & Czechia) are divergent (ACCOMPLISHED); Mission 3: Ascend the UFO Tower to soak-in views over the Danube, as well […]

21 Jan 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
Friday evening’s men’s basketball game at Mendocino College Eagles between the host Eagles and the visiting Solano College Falcons was a bit of a rare experience for the Eagles this season. The Eagles won the game. But that has not been an uncommon experience for Mendocino this season. The win was the Eagles’ 13th of the season vs. just 6 loses, the second best season won-loss record among the Bay Valley Conference teams. The win improved the Eagles’ conference record to 4-3. They are tied with Los Medanos and Marin who also have 4-3 conference records. Yuba holds down first place with a 6-1 record. Merritt is second at 5-2. Alameda is 2-5, Napa Valley 1-5 and Solano 0-7. The Eagles are 7-1 on their home court, 4-3 on the opponents’ courts and 2-2 on neutral courts. What made Friday’s game standout from most of the Eagles’ other games played this season was the 19-point margin of victory in the 83-64 win. Of the Eagles’ 19 games played so far this season, 13 have been decided by single-digit margins of 9 points or less; 11 of those games by 5 points or less. Seven games weren’t decided until the final possession of the game. Such closely competitive games are intense, highly entertaining and quite satisfying for the winning side and its fans; though not so much so for the other side. But even the winners can come away drained by the experience. Playing many such games, as have the Eagles, can take its toll. Once in a while a team needs to “take a break” from that “grind.” Friday’s game provided that break and the Eagles took advantage of it. Solano came into the game occupying the cellar of the conference standings with an 0-6 record and a conference worse 2-14 record. Based on that record, one might assume that it was a game the Eagles should win. But wins are not guaranteed. In their conference opener in Dec., the Falcons gave first place Yuba all they could handle. The Falcons led 40-26 at half in that game. Yuba rallied in the second half to win the game by just 2 points, 70-68. The Eagles played at Yuba last Friday. They got down early in the at game, trailing 47-27 at half. They rallied in the second half, but ended up losing that game by a final score of 90-80. So, based just on comparative scores against that common opponent, the Mendocino – Solano matchup seemed not to be the mismatch that the teams’ respective records might otherwise indicate. Through the first five minutes of play Friday evening, the Eagles held a slim 10-9 lead. The Eagles had led 7-2 on a first-possession trey by sophomore forward Bymnet Tecle, a jumper by sophomore forward Gabe Knight and a fast-break layup by sophomore guard Jared Strate. Treys by Strate and Tecle and a Strate layup off an assist by sophomore point guard Diego Reyes, plus some defensive stops, produced an 8-0 run and an 18-9 Eagles’ lead at the 12:36 mark of the first half. The teams traded points over the next three minutes of play, the Eagles still up 9, the score 23-14 with 9:35 to play in the half. Over the next 6 minutes plus, with the Eagles subbing players in, the Falcons managed to whittle down the Eagles’ lead and tie the score 30-30 with 3:36 to go in the half. But that turned out to be the Falcon’s high-water mark of the game. Starting with a Reyes’ drive down the right side of the lane for a layup, the Eagles retook the lead and never relinquished it for the remainder of the game. Reyes’ layup started a 9-point Eagles’ run to close out the half. Reyes then made a steal and an assist to Strate fast-break layup. Strate added another trey and freshman guard Divon Davis-Boddie closed out the first-half scoring with a layup in the final seconds of the half to give the Eagles a 39-30 lead. Strate led the Eagles in scoring in the first half with 16 points, including 4 treys. In addition to Tecle’s 2 treys freshman guard Kevin Deel also hit a shot from beyond the arc. The Eagles started the second half like they ended the first, with a Davis-Boddie drive for a layup. At the 15:47 mark, a putback by sophomore forward Larry Bryson gave the Eagles a 46-37 lead, the Eagles maintaining a high single-digit lead. The trend continued. At the 13-minute mark a Strate drive through the paint for a layup had the Eagles up 51-40. A Reyes’ steal leading to a Strate fast-break layup with 12 minutes on the clock ignited what would be an Eagles’ 9-1 run, pushing their lead to 60-42 with 10:07 to play, Reyes scoring the last 2 points of the run on another driving layup. The remainder of the game saw the Eagles maintaining a lead in the “teens,” with all 13 Eagles suited up for the game seeing playing time and making contributions to the eventual win. Highlights included treys by Deel and Knight, a layup by freshman guard Fred Bryant, a putback and then a layup by Bryson on consecutive possessions, a layup by freshman guard Landon Garcia-Floyd off an assist by sophomore center Cole Kinslow and a Garcia-Floyd putback for the Eagles’ final 2 points of the game in the 83-64 win. Ten different Eagles got into the scoring column for the game. The Eagles top scorer on the night was Strate with 20 points. Bryson had 12, Tecle 9 on three treys, Davis-Boddie and Knight with 7 each, Reyes, Kinslow and Bryant with 6 points each and Garcia-Floyd with 4. Other game statistics were not yet available, but several Eagles contributed work on the boards, led by Strate, Bryson and Knight, limiting Solano’s second-chance opportunities. The Eagles also forced several turnovers and had multiple steals in the game. Eagles head coach Billy Offill felt that Eagles’ two wins this week, including Friday’s win over Solano were especially important, given the team’s two conference losses to Contra Cosa and Yuba last week. “We had that 0-2 week for the first time in quite a while, losing to Contra and Yuba and facing a lot of adversity in those two games. We knew we needed a bounce-back week and what better way to do that than having two home games. The crowd and community support for this team has been great all year. “We did what we had to do against LMC (Los Medanos). It wasn’t the prettiest win. We didn’t shoot the ball well. I told the guys I know we’re going to shoot the ball well. Solano tries to scramble around a lot. If we shared the ball and looked for assists, we’d find some good looks. “Jared Strate was a beneficiary of that early. Diego Reyes played what I think is the best game of his career here. He probably shot ball just six times total. He just finds everybody. He controls the tempo. He’s tough. He’s strong. He’s getting to the rack. He’s getting steals. He had really, really good game. “Jared is a really good player. He defensive rebounds as good as anybody. For a 2 guard that likes to shoot threes, he gets dirty. He gets down there and gets some tough D boards. He’s physical. He gets himself to foul line. He can finish. He’s tough. He’s a captain. He’s become a really solid college player. He’ll make a nice player at the next level as well. “Davis-Boddie is a guy that will have a big role at the point as well. Those two guys were up there with assists. “It was nice to see our guys get some buckets and get up in the 80s after scoring just 58 points the other night. Our goal of the program is to hold teams to 65. When they (Solano) had 30 at the half, I thought they had a little too much. So we clamped down in the second half. Our pressure was key, getting some steals and picking them up full court or our 2-2-1. We got them out of their rhythm. “It was a nice win for our guys. We’ve been playing close games for a couple months. So it’s nice to get away from somebody, and give everybody solid minutes and have our guys all go out there and contribute and do a nice job. “We shared the rock, played good pressure D, we locked up, got deflections, got steals, we pushed it, we hit some threes, we got some good post play. We played a nice overall game tonight. If we do that down the stretch, we’ll be fine. “It was a nice night for our program to get out and get away from Solano at home. It was a great win for our guys. Their chemistry and toughness showed tonight. It was a good quality team win. “Next Wednesday we have to close up the first half against Merritt who has been playing really well. They’ve already beaten Yuba and Contra. So that’s not going to be an easy game on the road.”
21 Jan 19
Sport Archyves

First publication: 21/01/2019 – 18:33 Called to the rescue to save his former club, AS Monaco, the novice coach Thierry Henry fails to turn the tide, more than three and a half months after his induction. It is urgent, the Monegasques are 19th of Ligue 1. Thierry Henry, 41, has made a strategic mistake for […]

21 Jan 19
World Site News

(CNN)One week after the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal, Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Parliament on Monday to announce that she would be scrapping a controversial fee for European citizens wishing to stay in Britain, saying that it was clear that the government’s approach “had to change.”May said there would be “no financial…

21 Jan 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x710nha?autoPlay=1″ width=”480″ height=”270″] Even if the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t willing to admit it, deep down in their souls they had to know they were cooked. The Chiefs battled like hell to get back into the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night, erasing a 14-0 deficit against the New England Patriots before Tom […]

21 Jan 19
Archy news nety

Called to save his former club, AS Monaco, the starting coach Thierry Henry manages to turn the tide, more than three and a half months after his introduction. It is urgent, the Monegasque are 19th from Ligue 1. Thierry Henry, 41, has made a strategic mistake for his career by agreeing to sit on AS […]

21 Jan 19
Sportscar Racing News

Drivers: No. 86 LaSalle Solutions / Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo: Trent Hindman, Mario Farnbacher, Justin Marks, AJ Allmendinger Rolex 24 MSR Fast Facts: 26 total Rolex 24 entries 1 overall win – Ford Riley DP – AJ Allmendinger, Ozz Negri, Justin Wilson, John Pew (2012) 4 podiums (2006, 2012, 2013, 2018) 2 […]

21 Jan 19
World's Today's News

"Once again, the Republicans [partisans d’une Irlande réunifiée] Dissidents are responsible for a devastating bomb attack in Londonderry, perpetrated on Saturday [19 janvier]. An act that could cost the lives of potential passers-by, he is outraged by Belfast Telegraph, Monday, January 21. The car accident at the court in the city of Northern Ireland took a […]

21 Jan 19
THE OPEN VIEW

MELBOURNE, Australia — Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments. Until lately, that is. Until, at age 37, he was outplayed in the Australian Open’s fourth round by a much younger […]