NCAA Selection

first_imgAs the tourney continues on, we will finally see just how much the NCAA Selection Committee got the seeds right.  It is hard for me to believe that they seem to work so hard to prove a point.  The point I am referring to is their yearly snub of certain conferences.  It took several years before Gonzaga got any respect from the Selection Committee.  Of course, when they finally gave them a #1 seed, they made sure that they would not make it to the final four by loading their bracket with power teams.This year it seemed they did the same thing to Wichita State.  Wichita was not supposed to make it to the Final Four last year, but they did!  I am sure the Committee kept hoping that someone would beat them so they didn’t have to give them a number one seed this year.  Even though Kansas lost 9 games, they were still a #2 seed.  I am sure Kansas would have to lose 15 or more games before the NCAA would keep them out of the tourney.The Committee has at least been forced to recognize the smaller conference by at least taking them into the tourney.  You can see that they do not respect any of them, because most of them are #15 or #16 seeds.  Who will be the Florida Atlantic or DCU this year?last_img read more

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Salad products on recall due to possible E. Coli

first_imgStatewide—Missa Bay, LLC, is recalling approximately 97,272 pounds of salad products because the lettuce might be contaminated with E. coli.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the products were from October 14 through October 16 and sold in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.The products have the establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Specific product information can be found on this spreadsheet.FSIS lists this recall as a high health risk, meaning “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences,” according to the recall.The recall comes after the Maryland Department of Health collected an unopened package of the product, and the lettuce tested positive for E. coli. All products from the same lot of lettuce are included in the recall. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in distribution centers, restaurants, or institutional refrigerators or freezers.Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Mary Toscano, Consumer Affairs Manager for Bonduelle at 1-800-800-7822.To read the full recall click here. See the full list of recalled products below.last_img read more

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Oysters, Canoeing and Cleaning Up The Waterways

first_imgOH, OYSTERS!FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSIONASBURY PARK – On Saturday, Oct. 20, the American Littoral Society is hosting Oh, Oysters! A Celebration of Re-Oystering New Jersey’s Waters to raise funds for coastal conservation and bring awareness to the plight of the once prolific Eastern Oyster. The event will include a reception (beer, wine, soft drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a raw bar) prior to a screening of the 90-minute “The Oyster Farmers” film, as well as a panel discussion with the featured farmers, society staff and other experts. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park. Tickets are $125 and available at littoralsociety.org.NAVESINK RIVER MUNICIPALITIES COMMISSIONRED BANK – The Navesink River Municipalities Commission, an advisory committee formed by representatives of the communities on the Navesink River watershed, meets monthly. The discussion lately has been about how to address the higher-than-acceptable levels of fecal coliform as it relates to restricted shellfish harvest west of the Oceanic bridge. “We have located and fixed a few issues in Fair Haven and Red Bank,” said chairman Brian Rice. “We have some more issues that are being assessed and will be fixed as well.Rice said that, along with representatives of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Ocean Action, the group has put together a citizens scientist program which collects samples to be sent for testing at the NJDEP’s marine water quality monitoring lab in Leeds Point, Atlantic County.The meetings, open to all, are held on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Red Bank Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth St.CANOEING, WOODEN BOATS AND POUND BOATSThe Navesink Maritime Heritage Association will be hosting three events on the Navesink in coming weeks.• On Saturday, Sept. 16, canoes will launch from Maple Cove at the north end of Maple Avenue for the Families, Adults, Youths Paddle Day. All are welcome to paddle in colorful River Rangers canoes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is your last opportunity this year to paddle with family and friends on the idyllic Navesink River,” NMHA says.• On Saturday, Oct. 6, a collection of classic and wooden boats will visit Monmouth Boat Club, 31 Union St. in Red Bank. Members will exhibit their own classic or wooden boats. The public is invited to come see and learn about these “beauties.”• On Wednesday, Oct. 17, local maritime historian Ned Lloyd will present a historical review of the commercial fishing methods and the pound boats that fished off the beaches of New Jersey for 150 years. Beginning with tub trawling and hand line fishing in the early 1800s to the advent of the pound nets that dominated the industry into the early 1960s, the Jersey shore’s unique Sea Bright skiff was well adapted as the pound boat grew and supported these fisheries for more than a century. The event is hosted at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave. in Highlands. Come at 7:30 p.m. for coffee and cookies, or enjoy refreshments at the restaurant. The presentation lasts from 8 to 9 p.m. Free.RALLY FOR THE NAVESINKThe next Rally for the Navesink meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Bingham Hall in Rumson. Formed in 2016, the coalition of environmental groups is dedicated to improving Navesink River water quality.RED BANK GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVALRED BANK – Tons of oysters, pints of Guinness, plus lighter beers and wine, live music and great food are all on tap for the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, fashioned after the 62-year-old Galway Oyster Festival celebrating the opening of the oyster season. It is a huge food and music festival which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with great live music and family fun. Please note: Due to borough ordinance, pets are not allowed (service dogs only). Due to increased security all bags are subject to search.BAHRS OFFERS LOCAL CATCH TO BENEFIT CLEAN OCEAN ACTIONHIGHLANDS – Through Sept. 23, the last day of “The Bahrs’ 100 Year Summer,” restaurant owner Jay Cosgrove is offering the local catch of the day. $1 from each dish – like grilled yellow fin tuna and baked Jersey bluefish – benefits Clean Ocean Action. Bahrs has joined other Jersey Shore restaurants in replacing single-use items like plastic straws with more sustainable items, such as the paper straw that now comes in the Frozen Lobster Claw beverage. Bahrs is located at 2 Bay Ave.OFFSHORE WIND PUBLIC MEETINGSLONG BRANCH – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is alerting the public to three meetings and one webinar being hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in September. The public meetings will discuss the feedback BOEM has received in the recently published Call for Information and Nominations (Call) for potential offshore wind energy leas- ing and development in the Bight. One of the meetings will be held in Monmouth County from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Long Branch Library, 328 Broadway. The webinar hosted by BOEM will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at orep.adobeconnect.com/nybightareaid/. There is no cost to participate in the meetings or webinar.This article was first published in the Sept. 13-20, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Leicester v Chelsea line-ups: Bakayoko starts, Hazard and new signings on bench, Foxes duo miss out

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTiemoue Bakayoko was included in the Chelsea midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante, meaning Willian was left on the bench.Fit-again playmaker Eden Hazard was included among the substitutes as expected, while both new signings Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta were also on the bench.Leicester striker Islam Slimani starts in place of Shinji Okazai, while £25m transfer window signing Kelechi Iheanacho is a substitute following a toe problem.But former Chelsea defender Robert Huth and Vicente Iborra are not included in the matchday squad despite returning to training after injury.Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy.Subs: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Ulloa, Iheanacho.Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Fabregas, Morata, Pedro.Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Drinkwater, Willian, Hazard, Batshuayi. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Why Change Is Difficult

first_imgChange is more difficult than you believe. Having an intellectual understanding the reason something needs to change isn’t enough. An emotional need to change is necessary and more powerful.Change is psychological. You first have to have a shift in your mindset, your personal philosophy, your personal psychology. Without that shift, there will be no change.Why something is being changed is more important than how that change is accomplished.Change takes longer than you believe. It takes longer to sell, longer to build consensus, and longer to execute before results are seen. It is mistake to believe the results of change will be realized quickly, even though change happens in a second.Change comes with built-in enemies. The very fact that you are trying to make change will cause some to oppose you. Resistance is your enemy when you try to change yourself.Most change initiatives die not because the idea isn’t good or necessary but because it was poorly executed. The change is usually poorly executed because it lacks executive engagement. People are exceptionally gifted at waiting out change initiatives.We overestimate what we can accomplish in a short period of time and underestimate what we accomplish over a longer period. When results don’t come fast, change initiatives are often abandoned. The better results were only a little bit further.Sometimes change initiatives fail because too many variables are changed at once. One major change might have been enough to produce a result, but because so much was attempted, nothing really changed. When too much is changed, you can’t easily figure out what is working and what isn’t.Radical change very quickly becomes the new status quo. It soon develops its own defenders who protect it from future change.last_img read more

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Asian Games: India go down to Kuwait

first_imgIndia put up a brave fight before going down 0-2 against Kuwait to get off their Asian Games football campaign on a disappointing note in Guangzhou, China, on Sunday.Sukhwinder Singh’s boys were on equal terms against their stronger rivals for most part of the match. They paid the price of conceding an early goal and letting in another via a defensive lapse in injury time.Striker Khaled Al Azemi scored both the goals – in the sixth and 91st minute – for Kuwait at the Huadu Stadium.India will now have to beat either defending champions Qatar on Tuesday or Singapore on Thursday to have any chance of remaining in contention for a berth in the knock-out round.The top two teams from each of four groups and the four best third- placed teams will qualify for the Round of 16.India were on the backfoot as early as in the sixth minute with Al Azemi finding the target even as the Indians were trying to settle down. Al Azemi found the target from an opportunistic shot after a Kuwaiti free- kick from outside the box deflected from an Indian defender.India dominated the secondhalf but wasted at least three chances to equalise. They conceded the second goal in the first of the three- minute injury time with the back pass from an Indian defender to goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimany, who started instead of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, landing on Kuwaiti striker Al Azemi.Despite the loss, Sukhwinder was happy with the performance of his boys and said his side still has the chance to make it to the knock- out round.”It was an evenly contested match. Kuwait converted two from the three chances they got. We had at least three chances to equalise in the second half. So overall, I am happy with the performance of the boys,” he said . Except for Kattimani manning the goal, Sukhwinder began with the team that lost 1-3 to Vietnam in Cuttack last month in the only friendly match in the run- up to the Asian Games.The Asian Games will officially open on November 12 but the football competition kicked off on Sunday and will conclude on November 25.ResultsGroup D Kuwait beat India 2-0 Qatar draw Singapore 0- 0 Group E Uzbekistan beat Bangladesh 3-0 UAE draw Hong Kong 1-1 Group F Oman beat Maldives 3-0 Thailand beat Pakistan 6-0advertisement- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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Kirby Smart Responds To Jim Harbaugh’s “Barking Up The Wrong Tree” Tweet

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) kirby smart georgiaTwitter/@KirbySmartUGAAt this rate, Jim Harbaugh’s ongoing war of words with half of the college football world may last until next season. It looks like he’ll have to find another new sparring partner, however. Georgia’s Kirby Smart was critical of Michigan’s upcoming trip to IMG Academy, saying that he believes the NCAA will have to step in to stop it. That earned him a tweet from Harbaugh, who said that he was “barking up the wrong tree” with any assertion that Michigan is trying to break NCAA rules.And that is enough for Smart. When asked about Harbaugh’s response, he chose not to feed things any more. From Macon.com:“No reaction,” Smart said following an hour-long speech he gave at the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s football coaches conference. “To be honest with you, I’m focused on what we can do at the University of Georgia to get better. That’s the most important thing to me, getting better there.”That’s no fun, Kirby. Luckily, odds are Harbaugh will find someone else to get into it with soon enough. He’s very good at that.[Macon.com]last_img read more

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