USU Volleyball Hosts Blue/White Preview Tuesday Night

first_img Written by August 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Volleyball Hosts Blue/White Preview Tuesday Night Tags: Grayson DuBose/Hornet Invitational/Izzie Hinton-Belnap/Kassidy Johnson/Lauren O’Brien/USU Volleyball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday evening, Utah State volleyball hosts the annual blue/white preview match. The event is free and open to the public.While supplies last, Utah State students will receive free pizza and fans will be able to interact with the players during a post-match poster signing party.The Aggies return three starters and six letter-winners from a 16-14 squad last season.Among the star returners are senior middle Lauren O’Brien of Clackamas, Ore. who totaled 161 kills in 2017. She also amassed 108 kills, showcasing her diverse skill set.Senior setter Kassidy Johnson of Tucson, Ariz. was third in assists in the Mountain West last season, posting 777.She averaged 10.36 assists per set in 2017, leading the Aggies in that category.Head coach Grayson DuBose welcomes in seven newcomers this season, including Utah Valley transfer, junior Izzie Hinton-Belnap, a junior out of Fort Worth, Texas.DuBose is currently in his 13th season at the helm at Logan, making him the second-longest tenured head coach in the Mountain West.The Aggies’ season commences Friday at the Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State University. While there, they will face the host Sacramento State Hornets as well as Arizona on Friday. Saturday, they will conclude the tournament by playing the Cal State Northridge Matadors. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Saudi company ACWA Power signs deal to build 1GW wind farm in Uzbekistan

first_imgSaudi company ACWA Power signs deal to build 1GW wind farm in Uzbekistan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has signed a deal with Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power worth potentially over $1bn for a wind farm with capacity of up to 1GW. The agreement is valued at between $550m and $1.1bn for a project of 500MW to 1GW.The wind deal is part of a clutch of agreements between Uzbekistan and ACWA Power, including a 25-year power purchase agreement, with a total investment value of $1.2bn for a 1500MW natural gas power plant.Uzbek energy minister Alisher Sultanov said: “These newly agreed power projects represent a historic milestone for Uzbekistan and supports our mission to strengthen energy security through self-sufficient power sources.”ACWA Power chairman Mohammad Abunayyan said: “ACWA Power is on a dynamic growth path and our priority has been to expand and extend our geographic footprint in Central Asia. The market has an economically vibrant landscape that favours private investment and power sector fortification and this is where we can make a great contribution.”More: Saudi developer to build 1GW Uzbeki giantlast_img read more

Reds Management

first_imgThe Cincinnati Reds definitely chose a new direction for their baseball team.  With the hiring of David Bell, they went younger and with Bell I assume they will play a much more aggressive style of baseball.  After two laid back managers in Bryan Price and Jim Riggleman, we should see a more up-tempo brand of baseball.The Reds also hired two big-time assistants, Turner Ward and Derek Johnson.  Ward came from Los Angeles where he found a way to get Yasiel Puig to play team baseball and help the Dodgers get into the World Series.  Johnson was a pitching coach of the Milwaukee Brewers.  He obviously turned the Brewers pitching staff into one of the best in major league baseball.  All of these moves show that the Reds will be very aggressive this upcoming season.None of the above will help unless the Reds can go out and get pitching help.  Their bullpen was turned around last year, but their starting pitching was near the bottom for all major league baseball.  It should be an interesting upcoming season for the Reds.last_img read more

Alves angered by Barcelona’s treatment of Abidal

first_imgThe Brazil international still feels upset with the Liga champions’ decision to release the left-back whilst he also believes Thiago Alcantara left the club too soonDani Alves is angry over Barcelona’s treatment of Eric Abidal, who was released on a free transfer this summer, after battling his way back from cancer.The 33-year-old, now a Monaco defender, fought his way back to full match fitness after a liver transplant in April 2012.However, the Frenchman was deemed surplus to requirements, much to the disappointment of Alves.“Abidal’s exit was a very unpleasant surprise. The decision to release him really annoyed me after all he’d gone through and done,” the Brazil international told RAC1.“I wanted him to continue at Barca after all that had happened and how he fought his way back. Yet when he got back he wasn’t given a new deal. “If Barcelona are more than a club, that is for the support they gave him during his recovery… The entire situation leaves a bit of a bittersweet taste, though.“I just wish that football was a bit more fair. Eric will continue to be an example to follow for me.”Alves also had his say on the departure of Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich and rued the midfielder’s decision to leave the club.He added: “Thiago is my friend and I know that he wanted to play more. I think that he left too early as he was still young and becoming more important, but he made a brave decision.”last_img read more

All the Wellington USD 353 school dates for the next 2 weeks, starting on Aug. 12

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of all the dates you need to know for the opening of the school year at Wellington USD 353 – including Wellington High School and Wellington Middle School enrollment TODAY!!!•••••Wellington Middle School and High School enrollment:People who haven’t registered can still go to the school to get enrolled during the week.•••••Kansas Star Casino enrollment card distribution:People can still pick up a Kansas Star Casino Reward Cards at the casino on Exit 19 in Mulvane.••••• Athletic physicals:All high school and middle school students need physicals if they wish to play in sports. The date for physicals are over but you can still get one at the doctor’s office of choice.•••••Fall sports meeting: Wellington High School – Monday, Aug. 12 (tonight!) in auditorium.Wellington Middle School, Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Wellington Little Theater.•••••School begins:First day for all Wellington Elementary students, all Wellington Middle School students, and incoming Freshman and new high school students is Tuesday, Aug. 20.All returning high school students first day is Wednesday, Aug. 21.•••••Other dates to watch out for:•First day of practice for fall sports is Monday, Aug. 19. Individual information is as follows:Middle School football practice starts Monday, Aug. 19 at 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the middle school practice field. Reminder! Bring physicals.First practice for Wellington Middle School/High School cross country will be held on Monday, Aug. 19 at the track at 8 a.m. for all students grades sixth through 12th grade boys and girls. Students must bring athletic physical. Questions can be directed at Coach Charles Wallace at 326-5235Coaches from other sports please contact Sumner Newscow at [email protected] for more information or place in comment section below. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Alex Ovechkin 700: Capitals star nets milestone goal against Devils

first_imgAlex Ovechkin continues to solidify his status as one of the greatest goal-scorers in NHL history.On Saturday, the Washington Capitals superstar scored his 700th career goal, making him the second-youngest to accomplish the feat. Only Wayne Gretzky reached the 700-goal plateau at a younger age or in fewer games than 34-year-old Ovechkin, who became the eighth player in league history to hit the mark. The Moscow native added that hitting the 700 mark was fun to celebrate, but he’s not going to dwell on it for too long. “Pretty big number, pretty big company,” he said. “Let’s forget about it and move on.”In joining the NHL’s 700 club, Ovechkin becomes just the second player after Gordie Howe to do so with one franchise. Additionally, he now trails Gretzky by 194 goals for the all-time lead. The landmark goal came in vintage Ovechkin fashion, with him hitting a one-timer from the right faceoff dot to beat New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood at the 4:50 mark of the third period.Ovechkin 700: Top 7 goals | Can Ovi catch Gretzky?Ovechkin was swarmed by his Capitals teammates, who emptied the bench to celebrate with their captain.Ovechkin knew it was just a matter of time until he reached the milestone.”Obviously when you get closer, I was thinking about it… when it’s going to happen, but I knew someday even if I didn’t score today we still have 20 games and one goal I would score,” Ovechkin told reporters after Saturday’s game. “I don’t think our team was thinking about it too much, but it’s something when you know its going to come you just have to wait a little bit.”last_img read more