Pasadena’s first-year head coach Kevin Mills was encouraged by his team’s effort and determination after falling behind early, 14-0, particularly on defense. “We watched film on them (Arroyo) all week and we felt like we knew them inside and out,’ Mills said. “Our kids took it as a personal challenge to come in and stop them and my hat is off to them.’ PASADENA — The Pasadena High School football team has had a rough start to its ’05 campaign, but on Friday night it took a big step forward despite losing to Arroyo High 28-19 at PCC. The Bulldogs began the fourth quarter trailing 21-19, with their sights set on taking the lead, until Arroyo’s Ricky Amaya ran 11 yards for a touchdown with 42 seconds remaining to put the game away for the Knights. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Despite the 14-0 halftime deficit, the Bulldogs’ defense was the story of the first half. After scoring two first-half touchdowns on an interception return and a 14-yard Amaya run, Arroyo was stopped from increasing its lead when Pasadena forced and recovered a fumble on the goal line with 40 seconds left in the half. The quick turn of fortune seemed to energize the Bulldogs offense in the second half. They came out strong and more than doubled their point total from the first two games of the season combined (9) by scoring 19 in the third quarter alone. Pasadena’s first score came on a deep, 49-yard pass from quarterback Tyron Crockom to sophomore receiver Michael Harrison, completing a drive that they began from their own 16-yard line. After the extra point failed, the Bulldogs attempted an onside kick, which only gave the Knights better field position to complete a four- play, 54-yard drive capped by quarterback Dominic Salmon’s 5-yard run. Undaunted, Pasadena struck back quickly with a 90-yard kickoff return for a score by Rashad McCord. After pinning the Knights deep, the Bulldogs got the ball back and Crockom hooked up with Harrison again, this time for an 11-yard floater into the corner of the end zone. Despite the strong effort, Pasadena fell to 0-3 and has St. Francis to look forward to next week. But Mills saw Friday night’s play as a sign his philosophy is taking hold with his young team. “We’ve been talking a lot about character, about what that means,’ Mills said, “and tonight our kids stepped up and played hard and showed character. “I’m not big on moral victories, but this is one that we’ll gladly take.’ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Eureka >> Trying to dig themselves out of an early hole, the Loggers were searching and searching for the big hit with runners on base to get right back into things.The only problem was it never truly arrived.The Eureka High baseball team’s 2017 season came to an end at Bud Cloney Field on Wednesday evening, as the seventh-seeded Loggers stranded 11 runners on base and never led in a 4-1 loss to No. 10 seed San Marin in the first round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs.“We …
“When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present,” writes Miller Matola.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South AfricaMiller MatolaWe often hear the term “active citizenship” used in relation to our contribution to the growth and development of South Africa. Do we, however, fully understand what it means? If we do not fully understand what things mean, or if we cannot internalise words so that they mean something to us, they will always remain words without any impact and therefore without the required behavioural change.So what does active citizenship mean? Mirjam van Donk of the Good Governance Learning Network sees active citizenship as “a multi-dimensional image that includes vertical relationships (citizens engaging with the state) and horizontal relationships (citizens engaging with and among themselves)”. She equally concedes that “active citizenship is a contested notion, imbued with different meanings and connotations”. This is not unique and can be said of many concepts in today’s lexicon.The National Development Plan has recently popularised the concept of active citizenship, and gives us some idea of what “active citizenship” refers to. The NDP describes active citizenship as relating to rights, equalising opportunities and enhancing human capabilities. It also finds a strong correlation between active citizenship, government accountability and responsiveness. This is a two-way process, and holding government to account is viewed as a civic duty. This is extended to citizen participation in shaping policies and their implementation at a national and local level.In this two-way process of shaping South Africa’s policy and governance landscape, is also the responsibility – and opportunity – for South Africans to engage with each other. This is the horizontal aspect of active citizenship. This also drives nation building and cohesion in a way that redefines the South African identity. We cannot, even 20 years after achieving democracy, ignore the effect of our history on how we see each other as citizens of a common land, bound by a common flag and anthem, with various starting points but with a common destiny. It is time that we, as South Africans, engage actively in shaping the country we would like to live in, the country we would like our children to inherit.A common sense of identityIn writing this and reflecting upon active citizenship, I was inspired by the words of the South American poet Pablo Neruda who wrote: “To feel affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses – that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being and unites all living things.” I believe that herein lies the essence of active citizenship and herein lies our answer as to why it matters.When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present. So while we need to hold public representatives to account, we also need to take active control of building a country that can nurture the needs, dreams and aspirations of each citizen of South Africa. It can begin with the people with whom we interact most often and it will inevitably grow into a nationwide movement if we each play our part in building our country – for the better and for the future. By playing our part as active citizens, we can each grow South Africa into a competitive nation whose growth and development is sustainable and enduring.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South Africa. Follow him on Twitter @MillerMatola. Join the conversation at @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA and @PlayYourPartSA #CompetitiveSA.
Follow the Puck Related Posts David Curry The Apple Watch has been touted as the most accurate wrist-based wearable in a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, published in JAMA Cardiology.The study was performed on 50 healthy adults, who wore an electrocardiogram (EKG), Fitbit Charge HR, Apple Watch, Mio Alpha, Basis Peak, and a chest strap for several hours.See Also: Apple Watch sales more than halved so far this summerParticipants performed a variety of exercises to test wearable accuracy during rest, walking, and on a treadmill. The study found the chest strap monitor to be the most accurate, at 99 percent success rate.The Apple Watch came second, with a success rate of 90 percent. That might seem like a major slump from 99 percent, but it far surpasses the other wearables tested, which were in the low 80s.As intensity increased, the Cleveland Clinic found that accuracy decreased across the board. That is partly due to wearables tracking blood flow to determine heart rate, which can be inaccurate.Resting heart rates fine, but Apple won with activity“What we really noticed was all of the devices did not a bad job at rest for being accurate for their heart rate, but as the activity intensity went up, we saw more and more variability,” said Dr. Gordon Blackburn, one of the study authors and director at the Cleveland Clinic. “At the higher levels of activity, some of the wrist technology was not accurate at all.”Fitbit has commented on the study, pointing out that its wearables are not medical devices and provide much more comfort than the chest strap monitor. The company also said that internal tests showed 94 percent success rate, though those tests remain undisclosed.Wearables have become far more accurate in the past few years, but Cleveland Clinic’s study clearly shows there’s more work to be done. Some of it can be ironed out by removing false positives after the data has been collected, but to reach 99 percent wearable providers need to upgrade sensors or look beyond the wrist. Tags:#Apple#Apple Watch#featured#fitness tracker#Internet of Things#IoT#top#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
Your small lizard brain doesn’t do a great job answering the questions you ask yourself. That little brain is too full of fear. It’s too bent on surviving. It was built for a time when the threats to your existence were very different than the threats you face today.When you ask the question “What if,” your lizard brain rattles off a list of things that can and might go wrong. Your lizard brain doesn’t see the glass as half empty; it sees the glass as half empty and the half that’s full is poison. It never asks or answers the question “What if things go right?” That’s a question that your larger, higher-order brain has to answer.What if you fail? Well, what if you succeed?What if you take the action you fear and succeed beyond anything you imagined?What if you’re wildly successful?What if you ask for what you really need and your dream clients says, “Yes.”What if your dream clients do find tremendous value in what you have to offer?What if they’ve been feeling the way you expected and have been waiting for someone to tell them truth?What if you have the difficult conversation you need to have and you come to a better agreement?What if they love you?What if you try what you’ve feared, love it, and can’t wait to do it again?If you only focus on what might go wrong, you end up paralyzed with fear, too afraid to take action. It’s true that many things can go wrong, and there are a million ways that things can turn out worse than you expected. But it’s more often true that things work out better than expected—when you take action, when you try to make a positive difference, and when you believe.The real threats you face are more likely to be the result of your failure to act, your failure to try. The real threats you face don’t likely threaten your physical existence at all.Instead of focusing on what might go wrong, focus on what might go right.QuestionsDo you focus more on what might go wrong or what might go right?Why is easier to focus on your fear?How do you shift your focus to the positive, to what might go well?
Lionel Messi dragged Barcelona back from two goals down by scoring twice to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia in a thrilling encounter on Saturday which interrupted the La Liga leaders’ streak of eight consecutive league wins.Valencia, who hit the woodwork in the second minute, went ahead in the 24th with a well-taken finish from French forward Kevin Gameiro and doubled their lead with a powerful penalty from Dani Parejo in the 32nd.Messi halved the deficit seven minutes later by scoring for the ninth consecutive game in all competitions, converting from the spot after having a goal chalked off as the referee had already blown his whistle to award the penalty.Barca’s insatiable captain equalised in the 64th with an unstoppable curling strike from outside the area, averting a first league loss for the league leaders since November and taking them on to 50 points from 22 games.Messi had to be treated on the sidelines shortly after scoring his second goal but was able to come back on and finish the game.On !#Messi has now scored in 9 straight games!11 goalsValenciaSevillaGironaLeganésLevanteEibarGetafeCeltaLevante pic.twitter.com/xcx8cSssFjFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2019Coach Ernesto Valverde said the Argentinian had a light muscle strain, throwing his availability for next Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Real Madrid into doubt.”We have to wait until he does tests, I don’t know what he has, he is feeling some discomfort; I don’t think he’s very bad but I can’t give any information,” Valverde said.advertisementValverde’s side are six points ahead of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid, who visit Real Betis on Sunday, and 11 clear of third-placed Real Madrid, who host Alaves on Sunday.Both teams had enjoyed remarkable comebacks during the week to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals, with Barca thrashing Sevilla 6-1 to win 8-3 on aggregate and Valencia seeing off Getafe 3-1 for a 3-2 aggregate win with two goals in stoppage time.Valverde, who had warned of the dangers of exhaustion at this stage of the season, started without Jordi Alba and was missing Sergio Busquets through suspension and Ousmane Dembele through injury.Valencia, who began the season in the Champions League but have had a haphazard campaign and are seventh in the standings, looked to be on their way to a third league win in six visits to the Nou Camp after making a flying start.ORGANISATION AND DISCIPLINEMarcelino’s side’s strategy of intense pressing and rapid counter-attacks paid off with their two goals while their organisation and discipline prevented Barca from hitting top gear, even through Sergi Roberto almost equalised before the interval when his shot hit the post.”We did not play well in the first half but then we showed our character and we dominated,” said Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic.”We put in a massive effort, it’s not easy to play against Valencia who were feeling more confident after their recent results.”Valverde threw on Alba at the start of the second half and his side immediately looked more dangerous yet once again their fate rested on the brilliance of their all-time top scorer Messi, who struck his 21st league goal of the season to level the game.”There was one moment when I didn’t suffer, and that’s when Messi was on the sidelines being treated,” said Valencia coach Marcelino.”He is so decisive, he conditions the opponent completely. We are talking about an extraordinary player.”Also Read | Emiliano Sala would be proud of Cardiff’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth: WarnockAlso Read | Gonzalo Higuain scores brace as ruthless Chelsea thrash Huddersfield TownAlso Read | Son Heung-Min strike sends Tottenham Hotspur second in Premier League
EDMONTON – The Alberta government has reversed a decision which denied an evangelical Christian couple’s request to adopt a child because of their religious views on sexuality and gender identity.The unnamed Edmonton couple filed for a judicial review last year after their application to adopt was rejected.The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, arguing that the decision violated their rights, helped the man and woman with their court case.Centre lawyer John Carpay said the couple is thrilled the province has changed its mind and still plan to adopt.“The government has no right to discriminate on the basis of religion when looking at couples who are seeking to adopt,” Carpay said Wednesday.“You can’t say that someone can’t become an adoptive parent because they’re Muslim, they’re Jewish or because they’re evangelical Christian.”He said the man and woman made it clear from the beginning that they had biblical views on marriage, sexuality and gender, but would love and accept any child who joined their family.“But that’s not to say you approve of all behaviours,” Carpay said.The court application for a review detailed that the couple, unable to conceive children, first applied to adopt in 2016. The wife had met several older children in foster care and wanted to take in an older child who might be less likely to be adopted.They were interviewed several times and a recommendation was made for approval but, after further questions about their beliefs regarding sexuality, they were ultimately rejected.A home study report stated that the couple would be unable to help a child with sexual identity issues.A spokeswoman with the Children’s Services Ministry said the decision was rescinded several months ago and the couple has since been approved for adoption.“Families are not denied adoptions based on religious beliefs, and a diversity of belief systems can be found in the Alberta families and homes that have been approved to adopt a child,” said Karin Campbell.“The adoption application process is rigorous to protect the children we serve and the families choosing to care for them. An adoptive family’s strengths, abilities and desires are carefully evaluated to determine what might be a best match or fit for that particular family and the waiting child.”Carpay said the court case isn’t over yet. It has been adjourned until the couple formally adopts a child.“Once that process is completed, the litigation will be formally brought to an end.”
SEATTLE — For immigrants living in the country illegally, the new health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act will be simple: They don’t get any. In Washington state, however, some of those immigrants can still qualify for certain already-existing state health programs.Both immigrants legally in the country and those illegally here who qualify for state programs will be able to look up their eligibility through the web portal created by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.Those are a few nuggets of information in often-confusing health care facts the exchange is tasked with diffusing among minority populations in the state before enrollment begins on Oct. 1 for the expanded marketplace of health insurances.“We have to make sure 6.5 million people are aware of what’s happening,” said Michael Marchand, communications director for the exchange.According to U.S. Census figures, nearly half a million Washington residents over age 5 speak a language other than English and say they don’t speak English very well. More than 200,000 say Spanish is their primary language, but another 150,000 say they speak an Asian or Pacific Islander language.In all, people in Washington who don’t speak English well speak more than 150 different languages, not including dialects, according to the Census.State officials estimate about 1 million Washington residents are uninsured, or about one in seven people who live in the state. About a third of them will likely become eligible for free health insurance under the expanded Medicaid. The rest will be targeted by the state’s new health insurance exchange.