AU Iron Bowl 3 things worth talking about, mini grades

first_img3 things worth talking about Penalties prove to be a problem In the first quarter when Jermaine Whitehead (personal foul for tackling Amari Cooper well out of bounds) and Kris Frost (facemask on Jalston Fowler) were whistled for 15-yard penalties on back-to-back plays. You can’t give up 30 yards in field position to the No. 1 team in the country and expect to keep a team out of the end zone. The Tide scored three plays later to complete an 80-yard drive. Head scratching plays In a 41-38 loss to Texas A&M, Auburn lost with two fumbles in the final two minutes — one on a poor exchange and another when center Reese Dismukes snapped the ball to no one. Fast forward to Saturday, when Dismukes fired a shotgun snap that hit wide receiver Marcus Davis, who was in motion on the play. Davis recovered the loose ball and actually gained 2 yards. Feast or famine for Sammie Wide receiver Sammie Coates dropped a few of Nick Marshall’s rifle shots from close range. Maybe he just needed to be further away to make the play. Marshall connected with Coates on touchdown passes for 34 and 68 yards and a 40-yarder that set up a field goal for a 26-21 halftime lead. MINI GRADES Rushing offense — B: Success everywhere except the red zone where yards became tough and turned into FGs.Rushing defense — D: T.J. Yeldon scored twice in the first half, and you wondered why Alabama didn’t give him the ball more.Passing offense — A: Nick Marshall missed early, but found Sammie Coates four times for 153 yards and for two touchdowns in the first halfPassing defense — B: The Tigers intercepted Blake Sims three times but still struggled guarding Amari Cooper.Special teams — A: Daniel Carlson made all five of his FG attempts, and the Tigers blocked an extra point attempt.Coaching — B: Auburn showed more effort than it did against Georgia, and its passing offense came to life.Overall — B: Auburn came up short of knocking off the top-ranked Crimson Tide for the second straight season.last_img read more

Grass is always greener

first_imgAn impressive display of hundreds of pasture and fodder varieties have been a feature of Farm World at Lardner Park…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson

first_img 1-4 p.m. Squash Club open house (above the Royal on Baker) Donate a $1 to KidSport Nelson and wear the jersey at the NDCC and be entered into draw for Nelson Leafs jersey.Friday night is set aside for the Community Sport Hero Awards from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.Ten recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated for their outstanding volunteer efforts for their chosen sports.Vancouver’s ViaSport representative for Canadian Sport for Life will be giving a key note speech.Saturday, there are many events for the public to try, including an National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) Coaching course called Fundamental Movement skills workshop.The course is being offered Saturday from 8:30-noon. Registration is $15 and applicants should register through [email protected] Try it day events are planned during the afternoon at: 1-4 p.m. Indoor soccer facility open house – various sports (soccer/bocce/skipping/dryland Nordic) 1-4 p.m. Curling open house 3:30-5:30 p.m. loonie/toonie Shinny/Skate/Swim @ NDCC Come one, come all.Friday is the kick off to Sports Day in Canada with third Jersey Day in downtown Nelson.The Nelson Regional Sports Council is encouraging the public to wear their favourite jersey to work, school or just while shopping.last_img read more

James Connolly and Rory Scholes extend contracts with Connacht for next season

first_imgConnacht Rugby can confirm that James Connolly and Rory Scholes have extended their contracts with the province into the 2018/19 season. Scholes joined Connacht from Edinburgh in summer 2017. He has made three appearances for the senior side in this campaign and also featured for the Connacht Eagles in the B&I Cup.Commenting on the contract extensions, Connacht Head Coach Kieran Keane said: “We are delighted that James and Rory have extended their contracts into next season. We feel we are really building a strong squad and both players will give us even greater options in the 2018/19 campaign.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Since graduating from the Connacht Academy, Connolly has played 28 times for the province. He made his debut in the Challenge Cup in the 2014/15 season and has made six appearances so far this season.last_img read more

Spurs confirm first home match of season against Fulham will be at Wembley

first_imgTOTTENHAM have confirmed their first home match of the new season will be taking place at Wembley against Fulham on August 18.Stadium delays have meant they won’t be able to play their first match at their new 62,000-seat ground until September 15, against Liverpool.3 Tottenham will play Fulham at Wembley in their first home game of the season on August 18Credit: PA:Press Association3 Spurs played all their home fixtures at Wembley last campaign as they finished in the top fourCredit: Getty – ContributorThey will host Liverpool in their first game in their new home in what will be a blockbuster match-up between the two Champions League clubs.A statement on Spurs’ website said: “We’re pleased the months of speculation are finally over and fans know where our team will be playing, and when, next season.”But the confirmation also brought news that we would be playing our first home game at Wembley, not our new stadium.”Our prime considerations at all times are the fair treatment of supporters and the well being of the playing side of the club.”3 Stadium delays have meant Tottenham will not play in their new ground until September 15Credit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham’s Premier League fixturesAugust11 Newcastle (a)18 Fulham (h)25 Man Utd (a)September1 Watford (a)15 Liverpool (h)22 Brighton (a)29 Huddersfield (a)October6 Cardiff (h)20 West Ham (a)27 Man City (h)November3 Wolves (a)10 Crystal Palace (a)24 Chelsea (h)December1 Arsenal (a)5 Southampton (h)8 Leicester (a)15 Burnley (h)22 Everton (a)26 Bournemouth (h)29 Wolves (h)January1 Cardiff (a)12 Man Utd (h)19 Fulham (a)30 Watford (h)February2 Newcastle (h)9 Leicester (h)23 Burnley (a)27 Chelsea (a)March2 Arsenal (h)9 Southampton (a)16 Crystal Palace (h)30 Liverpool (a)April6 Brighton (h)13 Huddersfield (h)20 Man City (a)27 West Ham (h)May4 Bournemouth (a)12 Everton (h)The statement continued: “It’s not an ideal start to our new season, but it is better than many feared it would be!”We now look forward to finally moving into our new home across the weekend of 15/16th September.”While they have also added that club merchandise will be 20 per cent off in all Spurs outlets at Wembley as an added incentive for fans to attend.The Lilywhites applied yesterday to not play at their new ground for the first four matches, with one fixture to be played at the home of football.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashMauricio Pochettino has spoken of playing at Wembley, he said: “We are so excited to have the date of the first Premier League match at our new stadium.”We discussed the timings and the ability to play away games and I think it is a good solution to have an earlier home game.”Wembley was great for us last season and we are even more used to that than we are the new stadium.”We are excited about the season ahead and making the new stadium our new home.”I have stood inside the bowl and I know the atmosphere will be unbelievable – it will be well worth the wait.”Premier League clubs including Tottenham and Manchester United chase Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt – here is why…last_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Backing Out of the Interview

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Tammy Clark, CFI, CFE discussing how to back out of the interview.As you may be aware, there are a number of reasons why we may want to back out of an interview, including safety concerns, medical issues, time, continuous denials, and, of course, if your subject is innocent.We should always treat everyone with dignity and respect. We don’t want the employee to cause any additional issues should and when they return to work. One way to accomplish this is by using the selective interview, which allows the subject to feel like they are part of the process.- Sponsor – Once you realize that you need to back out of the interview, you may pull out the selective interview form from your case file and start asking the subject questions like, “Who could have done this?” Who would you vouch for?” and “Who had the best opportunity?” Asking the subject these questions allows them to feel like they are part of the investigative process, while also giving them time to relax before they return to work.As always, be sure that you follow any and all company policies that are in place throughout the process.Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit or for additional information.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Security: Businesses Invest in Security Protection Products

first_imgSpecialized Threat Analysis and Protection (STAP) is a term used by research firm IDC to designate security threats made by malware against financial and intellectual property theft.  The STAP market is growing at a compound annual rate of 42.2 percent through the year 2017.  By 2017, the market should reach $1.17 billion.Ruggero Contu, Research Director at Gartner, commented that “consistent increase in the complexity and volume of targeted attacks, coupled with compliance-related issues continue to support security market growth.”Andy Steingruebl, Director at PayPal mobile security, said that “Big data and advanced targeted attacks would be the main forces shaping the security technology market. Advanced attackers are now capable of spying inside an organisation once they successfully breach security controls.”The IDC study found that there was a great variety of approaches taken by vendors in the design of STAP products.  The study notes that these products can be applied in a layered fashion and, because of that, can be used in a complementary way.  For example, protections may be applied at endpoints and again at the network level.  Some of the detection techniques used by these products include sandboxing, emulation, big data analytics and containerization.  Ultimately many STAP functions are expected to be incorporated into traditional security products.John Grady, research manager with IDC’s Security Products group, said that “organizations have quickly begun to realize that they need improved protection against targeted attacks.  IDC has seen these solutions become a strategic necessity for many organizations, especially in the financial services and government sectors, with budget being quickly allocated to prioritize deployment.”A Ponemon study found that only about 31 percent of businesses currently are insured against data breaches, but that number continues to grow.  Companies now rank the possibility of the risk of cyber attack as a risk more likely to occur than natural disasters or other business risks.last_img read more

Alabama, Florida State Named 2016 National Signing Day Recruiting Champions

first_imgGraphic shows the best recruiting classes in the country.Entering yesterday’s National Signing Day, Alabama sat behind schools like Florida State, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State in the national recruiting rankings. After a huge day, highlighted by the commitments of five-star linebackers Ben Davis and Mack Wilson, the Crimson Tide class was ranked No. 1 by three of the four major recruiting services: 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout. Here are how the rankings for those sites shook out after the dust settled on National Signing Day.247Sports:247sports 2-4Rivals:rivals 2-4Scout:scout 2-4The one ranking site that spurned Alabama? According to ESPN, the Crimson Tide were edged out by the Florida State Seminoles.espn 2-4As you’d expect with those results, 247Sports’ composite ranking, which utilizes all four of the major services, also has Alabama No. 1.247 composite 2-4Alabama has four national championships on the field under Nick Saban, and amazingly, they are even more dominant in the recruiting game. The Tide have signed a top recruiting class for six straight years now, and there is no sign that Saban and his staff are slowing down.last_img read more

Clarksons China Sees Record Iron Ore Imports

first_imgzoom At the start of 2016 the outlook for Chinese iron ore import growth appeared challenging, however, the imports went on to significantly outperform expectations during the year and break the 1 billion tonne mark along the way, according to Clarkson Research.Chinese iron ore import growth performed at a level far higher than many had expected last year. In early 2016, expectations were shaped by both a 2% drop in the country’s steel output and a five year low in Chinese iron ore import growth in 2015, as well as plans for continued cuts to steel capacity.However, Chinese seaborne iron ore imports increased by 7% to a record 1,008 mt, largely stimulated by three key factors.The first key driver of record Chinese iron ore imports in 2016 was a stabilisation in the country’s steel output, following a 2% drop to 804 mt in 2015. The country’s steel output continued to decline in the first half of 2016, given limited domestic demand. While Chinese steel mills increased steel products shipments to foreign markets by 9% y-o-y in the first half of 2016, the 57 mt shipped in the period was insufficient to support overall Chinese steel output growth.Chinese steel products exports also dropped 14% y-o-y to 51 mt in the second half of 2016, following the introduction of tariffs by several importers, but also due to firming Chinese steel demand.A further driver of Chinese iron ore import growth in 2016 was the drop in the country’s domestic iron ore output. Financial pressure on Chinese miners from depressed iron ore prices throughout much of the year contributed to a 6% y-o-y decline in the country’s domestic iron ore output, to a six year low of 1.3 bn tonnes in full year 2016, Clarksons cited NBS data.Finally, Chinese iron ore stockpiling increased sharply in 2016, partly reflecting improved expectations for steel output at Chinese mills as the year progressed. By the start of January 2017, iron ore inventories at 41 Chinese ports reached 114 mt, up 19% from the start of 2016 and the highest level in over two years.“While the sustainability of this stronger growth may be questioned, in 2016 at least, China performed above expectations and overall was the bright spot for seaborne dry bulk trade once again,” Clarkson Research said.last_img read more