Moots

16 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press After weeks of speculation and trade rumors, the Phoenix Suns have finally decided to deal forward Trevor Ariza. Though several teams were interested in acquiring the 33-year-old veteran, he ultimately landed with the Washington Wizards. Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn Phoenix has agreed to a deal to send Trevor Ariza to Washington, league source […]

16 Dec 18
BVCoaching

All Good Things Must Come to An End! It is time to wrap up another awesome tour with a short ride from Kalpetta to HD Kote via Nagarhole Forest reserve. As we rolled out of Kalpetta, I joined Dr. Rahul Kalia and Sai Pratyush from Mumbai. They were tapping out a nice pace and it […]

16 Dec 18
Ten Years Too Late

So pretty much all the songs that I listened to excessively this year fit the criteria anyway, but I’m only addressing songs released in 2018. There have, of course, been countless others from years gone by that I’ve given plenty of time to this year (such as Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra), but we want […]

16 Dec 18

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. FILE PHOTO: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement on efforts to combat violent crime […]

16 Dec 18
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. FILE PHOTO: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement on efforts to combat violent crime and […]

16 Dec 18
backdoor into summer

A fairy tale that starts with “once upon a time”, as all fairy tales do. Haili Lalique has lived her entire life, or at least nineteen years of it, in a cursed city known as Tokyo that confines its residents unless they wear glass on their person when leaving and make sure to return before […]

16 Dec 18
Polkadots and Imperfections

I received an email from Medium Theresa, she definitely had a vision about me and will need me to pay her all the money to reveal this thing about me, because to be Forewarned is to be Forearmed. Meanwhile, I’m wondering what happened to Small and Large Theresa? Are they like Russian dolls? Will Medium […]

16 Dec 18
Gary Strachan - "Write" Said Fred

Following yesterday’s efforts by her attention-seeking elder son, Mrs Strachan senior’s Christmas tree now stands imposingly in the front room bay window of her West Yorkshire abode. The artificial evergreen bringing a much needed hint of festive cheer and chromatic hue to the septuagenarian’s lounge. Some may read my previous sentence, commenting after I wrote  […]

16 Dec 18
Gamer's Edge

Another Day. Another Repeat. Another free key.

16 Dec 18
Santa Cruz Sentinel
CUPERTINO — A little more than two years removed from its last Central Coast Section boys soccer title, Watsonville High sophomore forward Jeal Leal said there has been a lot of negative chatter in his community. Expectations are always that high. The Wildcatz, an 11-time section champion, took the first step in changing that talk in their trophy-hungry hometown. The undersized but relentless Wildcatz scored three goals over the final 15 minutes to beat Menlo-Atherton 3-0 on Saturday and claim the 25th annual Homestead Christmas Cup title. “We have a lot of doubters this year,” Leal said. “With this win, hopefully they see we’re getting better and better.” The Wildcatz (3-0-1), ranked No. 61 in the state by MaxPreps.com, posed for selfies and videos with their newest trophy in hand. They hope to add to the haul by winning an upcoming tournament in Hawai’i, and the league, CCS and state title, too. This slideshow requires JavaScript. “Amazing,” Wildcatz senior defender Ricardo Alvarado-Contreras said of the team’s start. “I’m not going to say more because I don’t want to get too confident, It feels amazing, this start. Hopefully, we can continue this undefeated streak.” Alvarado-Contreras was also named tournament MVP. Watsonville advanced to the championship on a tie-breaker — goal differential. The Wildcatz on Saturday went from sneaking into the final to dominant champion, routing Menlo-Atherton in a rematch of their pool-play game. Menlo-Atherton, Watsonville and San Benito each finished pool play with identical 2-0-1 records. The Bears and Wildcatz had goal differentials of five while the Haybalers had scored just three more goals than they had allowed and missed the final. The Bears and Wildcatz tied 1-1 on Dec. 6 and were scoreless after the first half of the championship, though the Wildcatz made 6-foot-3 Bears goalie Charlie McKay work to preserve the shutout. After the Bears opened strong, the Wildcatz kept the ball in their offensive zone for much of the opening 40 minutes. Junior midfielder Eric Vasquez was ruled offside on an apparent goal in the 26th minute, Leal didn’t receive a penalty kick after he tangled with Noah Shalowitz in the box on another attempt, and McKay stopped a blast from Freddy Rocha-Fernandez in the 39th minute. The Bears pressured the opening minutes of the second half, too, but the Wildcatz counterattacked and broke the game open late. “We had opportunities in the first half, but we pulled through in the second half,” Alvarado-Contreras said. “We’re really united. It feels great because no one has a problem with anyone on the team. Everyone is here to play, win and win as a team.” Leal scored the decisive goal on a pass from Ricardo Alvarado in the 65th minute. With a defender attached to his hip, Leal brought the ball to the left side of the goal and McKay charged out. Leal put the brakes in his full sprint and cut back to his right for an open goal. Vasquez added an insurance goal in the 68th minute and Angel Luis Hernandez scored in the 79th minute. “I’d say most teams put in on the ground and try and play around or they try to play direct long balls over the top,” McKay said. “They have a good combination of both and that’s what makes it so dangerous to play up against them. … They’ve got a lot of talent right there.” Vasquez had the prettiest of the three goals. He weaved his way through a trio of defenders on the right side for an open look at the net. Vasquez also had the prettiest and only goal celebration, opting for a lifeless flop, known as the dead fish. McKay finished with three saves. Watsonville goalie Daniel Medina, filling in for injured Jesus Flores, made two saves. The Wildcatz have an intense week ahead of them as they host 17-time CCS champion Bellarmine College Prep (4-0-1) on Wednesday and crosstown rival Pajaro Valley (0-3-1) on Friday, both at 6:45 p.m. The team also opens the New Year in Hawai’i, where it’ll face Mililani, Kalani of Honolulu, and Kapolei. It opens league play against San Benito on Jan. 8 Watsonville, which features just three starting seniors, returns seven players on its roster of 17. Alvarado-Contreras is the lone veteran on the defense, the question mark of the team. But the Wildcatz have made its defense a moot point thanks to its ability to possess the ball — and finish — on offense. Watsonville has outscored opponents 14-2 through five games. “The midfielders and forwards, they’re ready to go,” longtime Wildcatz coach Roland Hedgpeth said. “I think they’re going to be OK,” Hedgpeth said of the team. The Score Watsonville 3, Menlo-Atherton 0 Up next: Bellarmine at Watsonville When: Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.
16 Dec 18

NaLC E-Journal

“Moot is more like glamour with devotion in which hard work pays at the end.” -Dikshya Adhikari and Sunisha Maharjan. The regional round of Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition was held at Iran from 4th to 6th of December. The NaLC team of pleaders Abhigya Pant (5th year) and Rajanish Ojha (5th year) and researcher Sunila […]

16 Dec 18
CBS Boston

A Jets win versus the Texans would have put the Patriots in the driver’s seat for a first round bye.

15 Dec 18
Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Remember Orwell’s ‘1984‘? When everyone’s house had a TV screen in it, where government officials could watch what you were up to? We get closer and closer to this reality by the day… if Labour’s Louisa Wall has her way, that is. Newshub reports: quote. A Labour MP is floating the idea of banning smoking […]

15 Dec 18
The Point

By Alyssa MacKinnon Moot Court has been offered at Fitchburg State since 2002, a course that student Riley Grinkis calls “a hidden gem at our university.” Professor Paul Weizer, who teaches the course, added by saying, “this is a three-credit course built around a different issue each year. It involves both legal writing and oral […]

15 Dec 18
Toronto Sun

The ink was barely dry on the minutes of their inaugural meeting in early December before Toronto council’s porkers rushed to take care of themselves. In an 18-8 vote, they opted to double their staffing budgets to $482,000 annually and increase their slush funds, er, office budgets, from $34,000 to $50,000. (If professional politicians Jim […]