Friday Funnies – Stephen Brett, the water bottle, and the big hit

first_imgFriday Aug 27, 2010 Friday Funnies – Stephen Brett, the water bottle, and the big hit As the week comes to an end, theres still time for a funny clip from the ITM Cup game between in which Tasman upset Canterbury 27-25. Today however Ive included a great hit from the match, as it occurred on the same player just a few minutes later.The amusing clip is of Canterbury flyhalf Stephen Brett attempting to clear the field of a stray water bottle after the medical staff had left it lying around. Mr cool tosses it towards the sideline, but gets serious hangtime as it goes straight up in the air. Good thing it was only at Trafalgar Park, and not in front of a packed 90 000 arena.Brett wasnt too bothered though, at least from what he showed on the outside, but a few minutes later he had another rough moment as he picked a channel that was being covered by big prop, Fai Mika, who smashed him.Incidentally Brett is in the running for the backup spot for the Tri Nations game between the All Blacks and the Wallabies on September 11th. Daniel Carter is of course out now after ankle surgery, so the good bet is that young Aaron Cruden will start at flyhalf.The place on the bench as cover is open though, and seems to be a three-horse race between Brett, Luke McAlister, and Colin Slade. Some have suggested that Piri Weepu may even fill in there if needed.Stephen Donald and Mike Delany arent options, as theyre both injured. Cruden will get a run in the national championship this weekend but then be rested, while McAlister will get a chance to impress as he starts for North Harbour at number ten against Bay of Plenty.Theres two clips below, embedded as a playlist. First the funny clip, then the great hit. Enjoy, have a good weekend, and feel free to give your predictions or thoughts on who you think will be turning out for the All Blacks at flyhalf, and as backup.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Caltech Y Offers Free Math and Science Tutoring to Local Students

first_img 59 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Education The Caltech Y Offers Free Math and Science Tutoring to Local Students STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 4:58 pm Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Caltech Y has started offering free online math and science tutoring to Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) 6th-12th grade students and Pasadena City College (PCC) students. The tutoring is provided by Caltech undergrad and graduate students to assist in the transition to remote learning.The Caltech Y has been offering personalized tutoring on Caltech’s campus for the past 14 years.The new Y-Tutor program is intended to reach a wider audience in the community. The program is designed to help students gain greater competency in math foundations, improve skills in math and science and prepare students for college-level math and science. The program has a one-to-one tutor to student ratio, and tutors offer academic tutoring as well as mentoring. In the last month, we have offered close to 500 one-on-one tutoring sessions to students in the Pasadena community.PCC engineering student, Ellis Sentoso, reflects on his experience in the program, “I received tutoring for physics, and the tutors helped me understand challenging concepts. This is my last semester at Pasadena City College and I am preparing to transfer to a four-year university, so I am glad to have access to this amazing tutoring platform.”65 percent of PUSD students did not meet the math standard in the 2019 California Smarter Balanced test results and this pandemic has the potential to further exacerbate achievement gaps. The Caltech Y has responded by providing access to high quality tutoring by knowledgeable Caltech tutors.For more information, visit https://www.caltechy.org/ or call (626) 395-6163. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Grapplers set for Big Ten

first_imgThe Wisconsin wrestling team has been gearing up for what promises to be a successful season, with the opportunity to improve on last year’s performance.The Badgers took 15th place at the 2005 NCAA meet, with the top 10 was in sight of many of the players.According to UW head coach Barry Davis, hard work will be required in order to hit that goal in the upcoming season.”If we’re going to [get into the top 10], we’ve got to be clicking on all cylinders, we’ve got to get to the details and we’ve got to do everything right at the right times,” Davis said. “We’ll see when the time comes if that’s a possibility, but I think we’ve got an even better team than last year.””We’ve got to get everyone healthy first, and we’ll see where we’re at when the big meets come in March.”Davis holds a high level of confidence and expects a great deal of responsibility from his senior team captains, Kelly Flaherty and Tyler Turner.”Flaherty has been doing the extra things after practice, being in the weight room, just doing extra training. There’s been great leadership there,” Davis said. “Tyler’s probably the most verbal out of all of them, doing a lot of things individually, just talking to the other guys about extra workouts and other stuff.We will need these great leaders to step up in order to be successful with our team this season.”Flaherty, junior Collin Cudd and redshirt freshman Dallas Herbst are among the wrestlers who have shown strides of improvement during the offseason.”They’ve just been working on doing the little things right, which makes a huge difference when you have really good competition as we do,” Turner said. “They’re taking time before and after practice, taking their own time working on what they need to do.”The Badgers competed in the Lonestar Duals in Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 7. The meet gave some mixed signals about UW’s current status.Despite dropping the early match 19-18 to UT-Chattanooga, Wisconsin was able to rebound with an easy 36-3 defeat of Brown and a 21-15 victory over North Carolina.Davis, taking the personality of a coach expecting greater things of his squad, has been focusing more on the sole loss than the two victories.”You have got to be ready in those early-morning matches because you can’t just work into a match. You have to be ready for every match,” he explained. “Some guys got caught flat-footed and it seemed we weren’t ready to go right away. We’ve got to learn to be putting people down with authority.”Davis added that the team will need to tighten up when the scores are close in particular meets.”In the close matches, we have to find a way to score in certain situations. You’ve got to make things happen in order to get the win,” he said. “In the future, we can’t have losses like that.”The Badgers will start their season this Friday against the Iowa Hawkeyes, who finished seventh at last year’s national meet.”The Big Ten is one of the premier conferences and the first two teams we play out of the chute are Northwestern and Iowa, who are both very good teams,” Davis said, “so we’re looking forward to it. We’ll take the next weekend to work on some technical skills to get ready for it.””We believe we have a great team, so we’re looking to open other teams’ eyes, and Iowa’s going to be a good place to start,” Turner added. “We’re really looking forward to it, as it’s going to be a great match and a great start to our Big Ten season.We want to be at our peak when the Big Ten season starts, as well as at the NCAAs, and that’s what we’re working toward. That all starts next week.”Turner suggested that with hard work, a healthier team and some good days on the mats, it wouldn’t be out of the question for Wisconsin to land a spot in the top four at the NCAA meet in March.”We’re good enough to do it. We just have to get it through our heads that we are good enough to do so. A lot of the guys are starting to [believe] it.”last_img read more

WDFW Tentatively Plans 24 Days of Razor Clam Digging in April…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has proposed a series of razor clam digs in April and May to cap a season packed with more “beach days” than any time in the past 25 years.After a nine-day opening that runs through March 24, state shellfish managers plan to end the season with another 24 days of digging on morning low tides at various beaches from April 4 through May 17.Final approval of those digs depends on the results of marine toxin tests, which have consistently shown this season that the clams are safe to eat.“We’ve had a great season so far and we expect it to continue that way in the months ahead,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “We have an abundance of clams on most beaches, which makes for some terrific digging opportunities.”Proposed digging days in April and May, along with the remaining digs in March, are posted on WDFW’s website.Under state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. No digging is allowed on any beach after noon.Counting the new dates in April and May, Ayres said WDFW plans to provide a total of 286 “beach days” of digging on Washington beaches this season – the highest number since 1989. He defined a “beach day” as one beach open for a single day, so four beaches open for one day counts as four beach days.Annual razor clam seasons typically end in mid-to-late May, when the clams begin to spawn and are less desirable for eating, Ayres said.He reminds diggers they will need a valid 2015-16 fishing license to participate in razor clam digs effective April 1, the beginning of the new license year. Various types of fishing licenses are available online, by phone (866-246-9453), and from authorized license dealers throughout the state.Meanwhile, state wildlife managers are urging clam diggers to avoid disturbing snowy plovers and streaked horned larks. Both species nest in the soft, dry sand at Leadbetter Point on the Long Beach Peninsula and on a section of Twin Harbors beach.The snowy plover is a small bird with gray wings and a white breast. The lark is a small bird with a pale yellow breast and brown back. Male larks have a black mask, breast band and “horns.” Both species are listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act.“Nesting season for snowy plovers and streaked horned larks begins in early April, coinciding with the scheduled clam digs,” said Anthony Novack, district biologist for WDFW. “Snowy plover nests are difficult to see, so it’s easy to disturb or destroy them without even being aware of it. If an adult is scared off its nest, it leaves the eggs exposed to predators like crows and ravens.”To protect these birds, the department asks that clam diggers avoid the dunes and areas of the beach with soft, dry sand. When driving to a clam-digging area, diggers should enter the beach only at designated access points and stay on the hard-packed sand near or below the high tide line, Novack said.Dig dates in May for Copalis and Mocrocks will be announced after harvest from the April digs has been analyzed. Upcoming digs in April and May are scheduled on the following dates, pending favorable marine toxin results:· April 4, Saturday, 7:23 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 5, Sunday, 7:57 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 6, Monday, 8:32 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 7, Tuesday, 9:09 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 8, Wednesday, 9:48 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 9, Thursday, 10:32 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 10, Friday, 11:23 a.m.; 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 17, Friday, 6:03 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks· April 18, Saturday, 6:52 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 19, Sunday, 7:39 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 20, Monday, 8:25 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 21, Tuesday, 9:11 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 22, Wednesday, 9:57 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 23, Thursday, 10:46 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 24, Friday, 11:38 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 2, Saturday, 6:23 a.m., 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 3, Sunday, 6:59 a.m., -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 7, Thursday, 9:30 a.m., -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 8, Friday, 10:14 a.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 9, Saturday, 11:03 a.m., -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 10, Sunday, 11:58 a.m., -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 15, Friday, 4:58 a.m., -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 16, Saturday, 5:50 a.m., -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 17, Sunday, 6:38 a.m., -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harborslast_img read more