Onyshko nets saves mark in water polo

first_img He has a goals-against average of 7.04 this season. Onyshko has also contributed seven assists for the 49ers this season. Long Beach State returns to action this Saturday when it plays host to Stanford at the Campus Pool at noon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the WeekHoops tickets on sale Season tickets for men’s and women’s basketball are on sale at the Walter Pyramid box office. Also available are mini-plans for both teams’ games. Men’s season tickets start at $80. In addition, a seven-game plan is available for $49 with the specific games flexible. Season tickets for the women’s games start at $65, or $45 for faculty/staff and alumni. Also, a seven-game Saturday plan is available for $30. For more information, call (562) 985-4949. Scrimmage, BBQ on tap Long Beach State men’s water polo goalie Thomas Onyshko became the program’s career leader in saves in last Saturday’s contest against California in the NorCal Tournament. The senior had 35 saves in the four games that the 49ers played in the event and now has 744 for his career, 20 more than Brian Flint recorded from 1984-86. Onyshko has started all 23 of the 49ers’ games this season, and has totaled 178 saves this year, or an average of 7.74 per game. center_img The annual 49er women’s basketball black and gold scrimmage and barbecue will take place Oct. 29. The team will practice at the Pyramid from 9-11 a.m., then play a scrimmage from 11 a.m. to noon. Fans will have a chance to meet the players and coaches. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Twelve AK-47 rifles recovered from well in Bihar’s Munger district

first_imgTwelve 12 AK-47 rifles were recovered on Thursday night from a well in a village in Munger district of Bihar. Two weeks ago, eight AK-47 rifles were seized from the same district. Munger has become a hub of manufacturing units and smuggling den of illegal country-made weapons.Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Additional SP (Operations) Rana Navin raided and recovered the weapons from a well at Bahiyar village located between Bardah and Taufir villages of the district. Bardah has been the centre of illegal gun manufacturing units and a weapon smuggler’s den. Police stated that all the rifles were smuggled from the Central Ordnance Depot (COD) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, and are in good condition.“Earlier, we had arrested Tanvir Alam from Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand. It was on his input that a raid was conducted last night at village Bahiyar and 12 AK-47 rifles were recovered from a well,” Munger Superintendent of Police (SP) Babu Ram told local journalists. “With this, the number of AK-47 series of rifles seized in Munger has gone up to 20,” he added. The Munger police have arrested five persons, including a woman, in connection with the recovery of the cache of AK-47 rifles.“All of them were smuggled from the COD in Jabalpur,” said the police. “The Madhya Pradesh police is keeping track of those who had smuggled the rifles from COD since 2012. We’re focusing on the receivers and purchasers of those rifles,” said the SP. While the Jabalpur police have arrested one storekeeper of COD Suresh Thakur, a retired army armourer Purushottan Rajak and two others in this case, the Munger police have arrested five persons, including a woman in connection with the recovery of huge cache of sophisticated AK-47 rifles, he said.A cottage industryBradah, located on the banks of the Ganga, for long, has been the centre of illegal arms manufacturing units and den of smugglers. “Manufacturing illegal weapons has been like a cottage industry in this village. One can get a re-make of any sophisticated weapon here, sometimes better than the original,” a local journalist Awadhesh Kumar Singh told The Hindu. However, of late, the villagers have shifted their manufacturing base either to Malda district in West Bengal and bordering areas of Jharkhand due to mounting police pressure and easy availability of the materials. But, “they still assemble the parts here and sell them off to couriers easily as Munger is connected with mainline railway network,” Mr. Singh added. “Made in Munger illegal guns have made their presence felt in murders in almost every part of the country,” said a retired police official.last_img read more

Canada aligning with UK to fight global growth in coalfired electricity

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada is joining forces with the United Kingdom to push for a global crackdown on unabated coal-fired electricity.Eliminating, or at least reducing, the world’s reliance on coal is a critical step in the Paris climate change accord’s efforts to prevent the planet from warming more than two degrees Celsius over with pre-industrial times.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is on a two-day trip to the U.K. and Ireland this week, pushing Canada as a global leader on climate change action.Today she will be in Ireland to be a panellist at a climate risk conference in Dublin and tour Ireland’s Marine Institute in Galway.During Wednesday’s stop in London she and Claire Perry, British minister of state for climate change and industry, announced plans to use their own national commitments to phase out coal power plants as a means to convince others to do the same.In a statement, the two said Canada and the U.K. are both committed to phasing out unabated coal use at home — Canada by 2030 and the U.K. by 2025 — and they are inviting others to jump on board during the next United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany in November.Unabated coal plants are those built without carbon capture or storage, which reduces their emissions significantly.About 40 per cent of the world’s power is generated from burning coal and in Canada one-tenth of electricity comes from coal plants.“All the models show you one of the key things that has to happen if we’re going to get anywhere close to our climate change commitments is that coal has to exit the energy mix as fast as possible and that means government intervention to cut it out,” said Rob Bailey, research director of energy, environment and resources at Chatham House, a British independent policy think tank.McKenna was the closing keynote speaker at Chatham House’s climate change conference Wednesday but Bailey said he hadn’t yet heard about Canada and Britain’s plans.“The devil is in the details of all these things, but that is exactly the kind of thing they should be doing,” said Bailey. “I think that’s very positive.”He said he’d also like to see Canada push for a coal phase-out commitment as part of the G7 talks, which Canada will host next spring in Charlevoix, Que.Bailey said when U.S. President Donald Trump decided to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, he left a big leadership gap, noting without joint leadership of China and the U.S. under President Barack Obama, the Paris agreement would never have been possible.Bailey said the next big step for Paris is that in 2020 the signatories are expected to resubmit their national emissions reductions targets, which have to get more ambitious if the two degree goal has any hope. He said if China and the U.S. stepped up with more ambitious plans others would have followed them.Now it’s going to need a coalition of countries to take the U.S.’s place because no one nation on its own is as wealthy, powerful or influential as the U.S. The U.K. and Canada both have the kind of national climate change plans that give them authority on the matter internationally and Bailey said they now need to really use it.“They need to build the tent,” he said. “The more rich countries and developing countries they can bring in on coal or other aspects of the climate agenda the better.”He noted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s international position helps.“You have a prime minister who is high-profile internationally, charismatic, dynamic,” he said. “A lot of this does come down to personalities at the end of the day and that’s somebody who could potentially catalyze things if they invest the political time in a diplomatic effort.”Urgewald, a German environmental organization, in June, released a list of 850 new coal-fired plants on tap to be built in 62 nations, including 33 which currently don’t burn much, if any coal, to make electricity. If they are all built it will increase coal-fired power production 45 per cent.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

BC federal government working to save Fraser River stocks after rock slide

first_imgVICTORIA — The federal and British Columbia governments have made a joint commitment to do everything possible to make sure chinook, steelhead, coho and sockeye are able to reach their spawning grounds past a rock slide in the Fraser River.The province says in a news release that Premier John Horgan briefed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the slide that threatens to block millions of returning salmon.B.C. Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Doug Donaldson says the team has developed a multi-pronged plan to save the salmon, some of which are already listed as species of concern.The massive rock slide northwest of Kamloops narrowed the river and created a five-metre waterfall, holding back many fish that are swimming against the fast-flowing river in an effort to get back to spawn.Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the governments, along with First Nations communities, are working around the clock to do everything possible to see the fish pass safety through the site.He says collaborative efforts that also involve Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the coast guard are crucial to give the salmon stocks the best chance of survival.The province says challenges facing any remediation work include rapid flow conditions, accessibility to the remote site, unstable water levels and heavy river debris and silt.The Fisheries Department says the overall team is constructing a temporary aluminum fishway, testing options for transporting the fish by helicopter and truck and assessing the feasibility of new fish transport systems.“As a result of these parallel planning efforts, the team will be able to escalate their response to changing conditions as they get better information on how successfully the salmon are passing the slide site.”Work to drop massive boulders into the water directly under a cliff was to begin this week, with the hope the boulders will form a series of pools that fish can use as resting places while hopscotching their way up the side of the waterfall.The bucketing and boulder placement are just two of the proposals developed by the biologists, hydrologists, geotechnicians and others who have been working to save the fish.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

ONeill pleased with teams display in disappointing draw

first_imgRepublic of Ireland head coach Martin O’Neill insists he is proud of his team’s display, despite a disappointing draw against Denmark.The Irish hosted Denmark in only their second game of the group in the UEFA Nations League after losing their first game to Wales and were greeted by jeers after the draw with the Danes.O’Neill said, according to IrishMirror: “We had pockets of possession and I thought we had a feeling we could do something with it but we wanted to create more than we did.”“I thought we started the game well but we allowed Denmark dictate things possession wise.”“And while they didn’t cause us that many problems, they had more of the ball and we were chasing it. But when we kept the ball much better in the second half.”Meanwhile, the former Aston Villa manager praised Cyrus Christie who played in an unfamiliar role, tucked into midfield with Matt Doherty making his competitive bow at right wing-back.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“I thought Cyrus was terrific and I’ve a lot of faith in him. He is athletic and strong and he keeps himself in great condition.”“I thought Sisto might cause us problems and Cyrus was usually the first one out to deal with him and he also had a great shot on goal.”Doherty who plays his club football with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, winning the PFA Player of the Month award.And O’Neill said: “There was a lot of expectation on him as he’s doing well with Wolves and is getting used to the Premier League. He didn’t do too badly.”But O’Neill was not crying foul about Shane Duffy’s late penalty appeal, stating: “I think it would have been harsh on them. He has touched him, but I don’t think it’s a penalty.”last_img read more

Pizzi says Arabia will not take North Korea for granted

first_imgThe Saudi Arabia national team will play their opening match of Group E against North Korea in the 2019 Asian Cup.After seeing surprising results so far in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Saudi Arabia is not taking things for granted.And coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says they will not relax against North Korea.“I respect all teams we will play against. We know these teams, but history counts for nothing as we have to play each of them and win,” Pizzi said according to The Gulf News.SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 11: Players from South Korea (blue) and North Korea (red) compete for the ball during a "Unification Soccer" matches at Seoul World Cup stadium on August 11, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Thursday that North Korea proposed talks at Panmunjom on Monday to discuss preparations for the possibility of a third summit meeting between North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Moon Jae-in of the South. South Korean officials have reportedly expressed interest in holding the third meeting soon with hopes of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula amidst easing tensions between both sides. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)Infantino wants a world cup in North and South Korea Manuel R. Medina – March 5, 2019 The FIFA president believes the 2023 Women’s World Cup can be played in North Korea and South Korea, as he wants them to share a bid.“If we can’t win then we won’t get the points. Tomorrow we need to go out there and win those three points.”“It’s not going to be easy. There are pros and cons and the job of the strikers is to score goals so that we can win,” he explained.“We trust in all our players and they will give their best to ensure we take the three points.”last_img read more

BSE closes points 13459 up on March 3

first_imgBSE closes points 134.59 up on March 31.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 134.59 up on March 31.4K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 134.59 points up to stand at 29,593.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 134.59 points up to stand at 8,996.25. TATA ELXSI LTD. and BHUSHAN STEEL LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 15.30% along with IDBI and NATCO PHARMA LTD. with an increase of 10.33% and 9.99% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include EICHER MOTORS LTD. and COAL INDIA with a decrease of 4.46% and 3.98% along with MAHINDRA and MAHINDRA LTD and OBEROI REALTY LTD with a decrease of 3.48% and 2.79% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 171.82 points at 19,753.13 while the banking sector is down 61.57 points at 22,920.15 and the reality sector is down at 21.59 points at 1,794.95. The Indian currency is down 0.04% at Rs 61.89 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 134.59 points up to stand at 29,593.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 134.59 points up to stand at 8,996.25. TATA ELXSI LTD. and BHUSHAN STEEL LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 15.30% along with IDBI and NATCO PHARMA LTD. with an increase of 10.33% and 9.99% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include EICHER MOTORS LTD. and COAL INDIA with a decrease of 4.46% and 3.98% along with MAHINDRA and MAHINDRA LTD and OBEROI REALTY LTD with a decrease of 3.48% and 2.79% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 171.82 points at 19,753.13 while the banking sector is down 61.57 points at 22,920.15 and the reality sector is down at 21.59 points at 1,794.95. The Indian currency is down 0.04% at Rs 61.89 per dollar.last_img read more

14party to face 16th amendment verdict legally politically Nasim

first_imgLeaders of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Sunday vowed to legally and politically face the Supreme Court verdict scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution. Speaking at a press conference after a meeting at the AL chiefs Dhanmondi political office, they termed it irrelevant, unacceptable and motivated. He also said the chief justice gave a scope to the BNP-Jamaat clique so that they could engage in conspiracies. As part of it, were demanding that the verdict be scrapped and it has to be scrapped. Well face it legally and politically. Jatiya Party (Manju) secretary general Sheikh Shahidul Islam said not only the 14-party, but also the entire country is aggrieved with this verdict. So, this verdict should be abolished. Coordinator of the 14-party combine and also health minister Mohammad Nasim said they are rejecting the apex court observations on a legal parliament, Liberation War and Bangabandhu. About SK Sinhas call for not doing politics over the apex court verdict, Workers Party general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha said, …its decent to overlook the words stated in this verdict regarding the most important matter of the country– Liberation War. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president and information minister Hasanul Haq Inu said after any verdict of the apex court, it becomes the property of people. There could be criticism over that property and this not the defamation of the court, he said. He also demanded review of the verdict. Samyabadi Dal general secretary and former industries minister Dilip Barua said parliament was defamed through the verdict.I dont know where the chief justice was during the Liberation War. Mainly, he dared to show this as he knows nothing about the Liberation War. He said people know about the great Liberation War and Bangabandhu very well. Its a universal truth that Bangabandhu led the Liberation War. People wont accept what was said in the verdict. They wont pardon it, too, he said, adding that that is why the review of the verdict is a must. He said the role of Bangabandhu was undermined through the verdict. Its motivated, out of the context and irreverent. It came to undermine the Liberation War and peoples power. Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said peoples rights were snatched through the verdict. In the constitution, it was stated that people will be the owner of everything. All power will be in the hand of public representatives, and this is a natural thing. You can say that this verdict is against the constitution, he said.last_img read more

Vice President Promises Support As New Astronaut Candidates Announced

first_img X NASAVice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration firmly supports NASA’s missionVice President Pence promises that NASA will have the resources he says it needs to continue to make history. “Under President Donald Trump, America will lead in space once again, and the world will marvel!” Pence says after being disbanded two decades ago, President Trump is relaunching the National Space Council. The council helped marshal energy and skills for America’s initial space exploration. The vice president says he will chair the relaunched council, which will advise the president on space policy. Ed Mayberry, News 88-7. Listen 00:00 /00:57center_img NASAVice President Mike Pence and the Class of 2017 astronauts at the Johnson Space CenterThe dozen new astronaut candidates were chosen from more than 18,300 applicants. They were introduced by NASA’s Brian Kelly. “Next up, we have Loral O’Hara, 34, from Sugar Land, Texas!” These new astronauts will be doing research on the International Space Station, or traveling to the moon or Mars. “Loral has her bachelor’s degree and aeronautics and astronautics…” To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Texas Schools That Want To Arm Their Employees Have Two Choices

first_imgMarjorie Kamys Cotera/Via The Texas TribuneMock weapons used to train educators in Harrold, Texas. The North Texas school district was the first to allow educators to carry guns on school grounds in 2007.Following a deadly mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, Gov. Greg Abbottrolled out a 40-page plan to keep schools safe. Proposals ranged from beefing up existing mental health screening programs to encouraging voluntary use of gun locks at home, but one component seemed to divide lawmakers, districts and Texas schools: arming school employees.If Texas schools want to arm their staffs, they have two options. One is the Marshal Program, which Abbott proposed using state funds to help schools implement. It allows local school boards to authorize employees to carry a handgun on campus, but they must be specially trained and licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Under the program, armed school personnel can’t carry firearms around students.The other option was already around when then-Gov. Rick Perry signed the Marshall Program into law in 2012. Created by Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt in 2007, the Guardian Plan allows local school boards to determine training standards and authorize specific employees to carry on campus at all times.Here are four things to know about the two existing plans that allow school districts to arm their employees:The Marshal Program creates a new kind of peace officerFor districts that choose to adopt the Marshal Program, teachers and other school staff members who undergo the required training are taught to act as armed security officers — or peace officers — in the absence of law enforcement.“The Marshal Program is about creating an entirely new class of peace officers — certified and [Texas Commission on Law Enforcement] trained — who can act in a moment of crisis to disable and neutralize an active shooter,” said state Rep. Jason Villalba, the Dallas Republican who authored the bill that created the Texas school marshal program Abbott wants to expand. “That’s why the program is so starkly different than what Mr. Thweatt calls the guardian plan.”The Guardian Plan, on the other hand, lets school staff carry guns with or without marshal training. It doesn’t train school personnel as peace officers, but lets them carry their weapons as long as they undergo district-specific training and have a handgun license. And it doesn’t have a maximum requirement for how many teachers can be armed, unlike the Marshal Program which lets schools only designate one employee a marshal for every 400 students.Despite the differences in approach for the two plans, they both aim to mitigate tragedies in the event an active shooter comes on campus grounds.“That’s the reason we’re doing it, and I think we can do that because they’re not going to know from where our particular defense is going to come,” Thweatt said.“When [an active shooter] comes to the school, they’re going to get swarmed from multiple directions,” he added. “Armed shooters go where they know there’s going to be little resistance, but if they don’t know where they’re going to get resistance, they’re not going to come to our schools.”Rural districts are more likely to adopt one of the plansMore than 200 of Texas’ 1,000-plus school districts have adopted one of two programs. And a majority of those districts tend to be in rural communities, according to Dax Gonzalez, a spokesman for the Texas Association of School Boards.“Generally speaking, districts with police departments … do not tend to allow staff to carry firearms,” Gonzalez said. “Those 217 are likely smaller, more rural districts that feel they cannot be serviced by local law enforcement quickly enough.”Villalba told POLITICO in February that he believes anywhere between 20 to 50 districts have adopted the marshal program. At least 172 Texas districts have adopted the Guardian Plan.Training and gun storage requirements varyArguably one of the biggest differences between the two programs is different requirements for teachers or other employees who want to carry a gun.Marshals have to receive 80 training hours and keep their firearms under lock and key. The Guardian Plan, on the other hand, lets teachers keep their firearm with them at all times — as long as they have a concealed handgun license and go through 15 to 20 hours of training.It’s worth noting that these requirements could change, however. Abbott previously proposed streamlining the training course under the Marshal Program — which he called “burdensome”— and eliminating the lockbox requirement.Villalba was critical of Abbott’s tweaks to the Marshal Program, saying that parents might be upset if teachers didn’t have to lock up their weapons.But several Texas Republicans, including Jerry Patterson, Texas’ former land commissioner who helped get the state’s concealed handgun law passed in 1995, say the lockbox requirement does more harm than good.“The lockbox requirement is silly. The gun needs to be carried on the person and accessible immediately,” Patterson said. “Not where you have to run to the office, go through a combination and then get the gun. If you carry it all the time, you won’t lose the weapon.”Individuals schools and districts that adopt the Guardian Plan are also allowed to choose their own training requirements. At Harrold ISD, for example, employees who choose to carry go through at least 15 hours of training that includes videos of hostage scenarios and shooting drills. Fayetteville ISD, which adopted the plan in February, doesn’t require a specific amount of firearms training (though most staff do around 20 hours per year). And at Keene ISD, which adopted the Guardian Plan in 2016, Superintendent Ricky Stephens previously told The Texas Tribune he requires staff to undergo 80 hours of initial training and 40 hours annually after that.Only one plan receives money from the stateTo adopt either plan, districts have to find a way to pay for training, purchase firearms and ammunition and, in some cases, a lock box.But only the Marshal Program has received state funding to help pay for those expenses.When the Marshal Program was first signed into law, the state had a grant program in place to help districts cover training costs. But that money ran out and funding has not been reauthorized. That’s why Abbott proposed that the state pay for school marshal training this summer to ease the burden on individual districts.Funding for the Guardian Plan was notably missing from the governor’s proposal, however. Instead of getting approval from the Legislature, authorization for the plan is outlined under the Texas Government Code, which lets certain school district employees who have a handgun license to carry their weapon.Since there’s no legislative recognition of the Guardian Plan, Thweatt said, districts that adopt the plan have to pay for it themselves. Thweatt said Harrold ISD reimburses employees who participate for the cost of guns, ammunition and training.“I’ve never received any funding [from the state] for the Guardian Plan,” Thweatt said.Note: This story was inspired by a discussion on education policy happening now in our Facebook group, This is Your Texas. Sign up here to join the conversation.Disclosure: The Texas Association of School Boards has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. Sharelast_img read more