Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USWNT’s thrilling win over France

first_imgFriday’s quarterfinal was the most anticipated match of the tournament up until this point, and there might not be another match quite like it for the rest of the tournament. Both the United States and France entered the tournament as favorites — Les Bleues were a close second behind the defending champion Americans.Both nations easily advanced through the group stage and on paper, the matchup itself seemed more fitting for the finals rather than the quarterfinals. Entering Friday’s showdown, the nations ranked first and second in goals, expected goals and expected goals against in the tournament. The Americans came out strong and scored in just the fifth minute. They now have three of the six fastest goals in the tournament and have scored in the opening 12 minutes of every game in France. After barely escaping Spain with a win in the round of 16, the U.S. looked very different Friday and was more effective overall. The U.S. kept carrying the ball close to France’s penalty area, so the French players had to defend down low, making it a dangerous game filled with high intensity. France couldn’t stop Megan RapinoePlain and simple: Megan Rapinoe couldn’t be stopped. The Americans played played with a much quicker tempo than they had against Spain and it was difficult for Les Bleues to break up their attack, especially on the left side where Rapinoe was playing. Rapinoe was  responsible for the USWNT’s first goal to make the score 1-0 and then delivered again in the 65th minute to give the Americans a more comfortable lead.DREAM START FOR THE USA!Megan Rapinoe scores from a free kick to give them a 1-0 lead on France early. #FIFAWWCpic.twitter.com/qOgYBPEx9d— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 28, 2019It’s the second game in a row that Rapinoe contributed back-to-back goals for the U.S. She scored the Americans’ only two goals in the round of 16 against Spain off penalty kicks, making her the first player in U.S. history to score four straight goals and the first in tournament history to net two back-to-back braces.A second consecutive brace for @mPinoe? Yes, please. pic.twitter.com/cDJyAxiIzq— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 2019If anything’s certain in this tournament, it’s that the Jill Ellis-led team will continue to rely on the veteran in the semifinals. Is there something wrong with Alex Morgan? The U.S. women’s national team held on for a 2-1 win against France on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Americans played with a quick attacking style to get the ball up the field as fast as they could, creating more scoring opportunities. They held off France throughout the first half, but their defense broke down in the second half. The U.S. allowed France to score in the 81st minute, but managed to hold on long enough to avoid elimination.  Who will win Women’s World Cup 2019? Updated odds entering quarterfinals Alex Morgan had one of the best games of her career against Thailand in the United State’s opening game of group stage, but she hasn’t contributed much since then. She’s taken several big hits and left the game against Sweden at halftime. Morgan insists she’s not hurt, but it’s pretty clear based on the way she’s playing that she’s not 100% healthy. She hit the turf and came off the field for a little bit in Friday’s match, but she appeared to be OK as she went back into the game. She played all 90 minutes, but wasn’t nearly as effective as she was against Thailand. Her health will continue to be a question as the Americans advance further in the tournament.center_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match The U.S. advances to take on England in the semifinals Tuesday. Here are three takeaways from the USWNT’s win:It felt more like the finals than the quarterfinals Related Newslast_img read more

Customs Officials Find 46 Pounds of Cocaine Hidden in Boxes of Oranges

first_imgCustoms officials in Fort Lauderdale found more than just tropical fruit as they examined a large shipment from the Caribbean last weekend.According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers who were working at Port Everglades ended up seizing about 46.5 pounds of cocaine that was hidden inside boxes of oranges from the Dominican Republic. CBP officers with the Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team say a K-9 alerted them to the possible presence of illegal drugs.Officers then discovered the cocaine within several boxes.CBP turned over the cocaine to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security.last_img read more

Paddle To Quinault Celebration Off To A Great Start

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Quinault NationThe Paddle to Quinault ceremony got underway with great style Thursday as dozens of traditional tribal cedar canoes from points near and far came ashore at Point Grenville near Taholah, a spectacle witnessed by thousands of Indian and non-Indian cheering spectators.One by one the giant canoes were welcomed ashore by Quinault Nation leaders and Quinault dancers and singers as they rode the Pacific waves in, some completing a journey of hundreds of miles. The pullers (paddlers) then hefted their heavy canoes through the crowd to the safety and comfort of dry land, a count of 69 canoes in all.Following several hours of the traditional welcoming and landings, it was time for the host tribe to feed the canoe families and thousands of both Indian and non-Indian guests, then to commence potlatch activities which will continue until Tuesday, August 6. The welcome is extended to all, and traditional food, dance, music, storytelling and gifting are all provided with open arms and friendly smiles. The 2013 Canoe Journey Celebration is underway!Quinault Tribal Councilman Rich Underwood, who handled much of the emcee duties during the landings said all went well. He said there had been some rough times for some of the canoes facing the elements of the ocean, but everyone is safe and for that he was very grateful. “This is a truly awesome event,” he said. “I’m so glad to see so many people on the beach. This is the most people this beach has seen in over 100 years!”“I am so excited for the Quinault people,” said Quinault President Fawn Sharp. “It is so important to celebrate our traditions—to keep our heritage alive for future generations. It’s a sunny day for our people.”Emmett Oliver, now 99 and the most elder Quinault, was on hand to witness the landings. He was the Quinault leader who organized the first journey in 1989, the Paddle to Seattle, which was celebrated in concert with the State of Washington Centennial Celebration. It has been celebrated, with various tribes and British Columbia First Nations hosting the event ever since. Quinault hosted it once before, in 2002. Since then it has tripled in size, and Oliver says he is very pleased that it has been so successful in helping the Indian people reconnect with their history, culture and heritage.Marilyn Bard, Oliver’s daughter, said his 14 year-old grandson, Owen, participated as a member of a canoe team for the first time this year. “That shows how powerful, and what a source of pride, this is,” she said.The theme of this year’s journey, “Honoring our Warriors,” was repeatedly acknowledged, as veterans were honored again and again for their service.Among the many photographers and videographers who are documenting this year’s journey is Chris Ayre, preeminent American Indian filmmaker and producer of “Smoke Signals.” Ayre’s filming of the event has been commissioned by Quinault and will be made available to the public at some time in the future to be announced.Volunteers for the Paddle to Quinault are still welcome and encouraged. For more information, go to www.PaddletoQuinault.org. Paddle to Quinault is an alcohol and drug free event.Photos by ThurstonTalk can be found here.last_img read more

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Welcomes New OB/GYN Carey…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsMountain View Women’s Health and Mason General Hospital are pleased to welcome board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Carey Martens, D.O., who joined their medical and surgical staff on May 1, 2018.  Prior to this Dr. Martens had a private practice in Aberdeen, WA that focused on bringing state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive gynecologic procedures and the evidence-based practice of obstetrics and gynecology to a rural area.Dr. Martens was the 9th surgeon in the United States, and 22nd in the world, to use the revolutionary Olympus Contained Tissue Extraction System. He also developed a brand of ‘compassionate, close to home care’ that allowed area residents to get the best care possible, locally.  For co-management of patients, Dr. Martens maintains close relationships with the University of Washington and the Franciscan Health system.  His special clinical interests include minimally-invasive gynecological procedures to treat incontinence, heavy cycles, and pelvic pain. He also has an interest and experience in teaching medical students, residents and nurse midwives.Dr. Martens and his wife, Natasha have two daughters who attend school in the area.  During his free time he enjoys performance racing with his wife and traveling with his family.MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. MGH&FC now offers Virtual Care ‒ 24/7.  For more information on Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, go to www.MasonGeneral.com.last_img read more

Chelsea close to axing Benitez – report

first_imgRafael Benitez could be facing the axe, according to the Daily Star.It is claimed that Chelsea have launched an inquest into the team’s poor recent results under the interim manager and that he is on the brink of a humiliating exit from Stamford Bridge.It is also claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich made his feelings clear following Sunday’s draw at Brentford.And senior Blues officials are said to be questioning whether Benitez can deliver a top-four finish.QPR remain keen to sign Peter Odemwingie despite having a second bid for the forward rejected by West Brom, the Daily Mirror say.Odemwingie has made it clear he wants to move to west London and Rangers are tipped make another attempt to land him.Rangers players were involved in a bust-up after Saturday’s humiliating defeat against MK Dons, according to the Daily Mail.And The Sun pick up on QPR’s long-standing interest in bringing former Loftus Road favourite Peter Crouch back to the club from Stoke.Meanwhile, the Mirror report that Fulham are set to complete the signing of Belgian striker Igor de Camargo, 29, from Borussia Monchengladbach.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why the Warriors’ surprise jerseys were the perfect tribute to Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND — Sunday night wasn’t officially goodbye.No, the Warriors will play two more home games at Oracle Arena next weekend to open the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and the well-held expectation is that there will be a handful more contests in Oakland, as the team aims to win its fourth title in five years in the weeks to come.Truthfully, no one can say when the final Warriors game at Oracle Arena will take place. That’s the nature of the playoffs. So for Sunday’s final regular-season home …last_img read more

Big yields to start 2018 Between the Rows harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zach Profit, Van Wert Co.We are pretty happy. We are 10% done with corn and 15% done with soybeans. We got started last Monday Sept. 17 in some corn. The moisture starting off was 21% to 23%. We had a small patch that was an earlier hybrid that came in at 18.5%.We haven’t really seen anything under 190 bushels and the sky is the limit the other way. We have seen up to 230 and we have only run the earlier hybrids with 103- and 104-day corn. It has met our expectations and it is definitely going to be good. It will be right at the yields we had last year. I’m not sure it will be much better than last year but I think it will come off at a lower moisture.The soybeans, I think, are the big story in the area with yields anywhere from 60 to 80 bushels with the majority of the yields I have heard around 70. The beans are doing really well. We have had some pretty marginal ground do really well so far.In our 30-inch row experiment, those beans looked tough but I think they will yield better than we were expecting. They were podded up really well. Our regular 15-inch beans we normally do are 70+ bushels.We had quite a bit of wind Thursday and Friday. There was some corn going down in the area. It seems to be extremely hybrid specific. There are fields that are a quarter to half snapped off laying flat on the ground. There were gusts of 25 or 30 miles per hour.We have seen good test weight and quality corn. Vomitoxin does not appear to be an issue.There have been rumors about soybean seed issues with a mold or fungus actually on the seed. There was quite a bit of it coming into one elevator.We have had no rain and everything is going pretty well, but it looks like it is going to rain. We are keeping up with the maturity of the soybeans as they ripen. I think there is a big crop out there.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Washington DC

first_imgdana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting RWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland Tags:#Never Mind the Valley#start#startups Funding and ResourcesTechnosailor editor and author of the WordPress Bible Aaron Brazell believes that the funding scene in DC is still in its infancy. Brazell mentions email tool AwayFind, advocacy platform Grasshopr and Africa Rural Connect as some of the great DC projects that, had they not been in DC, might have sought VC investment.”Says Brazell, “There are compelling stories of entrepreneurs and startups struggling to exist in a policy/advocacy based world. We’re not getting the support of VCs, particularly in the Valley – who have myopia about what a successful startup should look like…We need more entrepreneurs. We need more big names to attract funds. We need people who can see beyond Twitter and see bigger societal and cultural issues.”But it’s a Potomac Falls company named Summize who recently made headlines after being acquired by Twitter to become the real-time service’s search feature. Still, the region’s startups are by no means Twitter-centric. It’s defense, government and telecommunications that make up the majority of the industry plays. When asked how the government influence shapes a company’s business development and funding pitch Zoetica Media cofounder and Now Is Gone author Geoff Livingston replies, “If you want to sell to the government, you can’t act like a flippant startup pushing ‘free’.  Free doesn’t fly with taxpayers or conservative public servants who are constantly under fire for overspending. FortiusOne is a great example of a startup that’s 2.0, but also sells to the government.  If you visit Google or Microsoft’s west coast HQ you have a very free work culture, but conversely their DC offices are large, hip, but still conservative DC.”That being said, Livingston sees enormous opportunity for startups in the DC area as $80 billion dollars of the President’s budget is expected to be invested in the region for new technology and IT infrastructure. Some of the existing government-related funding sources include DARPA, The National Science Foundation and the CIA venture fund In-Q-Tel. Meanwhile firms like Novak Biddle, Valhalla Partners and Grotech offer opportunities for large-scale investment. Other sources include the Maryland Venture Fund and the Center for Innovative Technology.Mentorship and Mindshare The words “fat cats in Washington” have been uttered in every corner of the nation from Texas to the Bay, yet DC’s tech scene is anything but sluggish. Companies like AOL, Nextel, MCI and Uunet found early success in the region and since then, a slew of young entrepreneurs have emerged to follow suit. Some of the companies include LivingSocial, Clearspring, CareerBuilder, OPower and iPhone app development service PointAbout. ReadWriteWeb caught up with some of the industry’s movers and shakers to find out what the DC scene has to offer for entrepreneurs. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The region’s best known accelerator program is Launchbox Digital. Launchbox’s founders Matt Jacobsen, Mark McDowell and John McKinley are heralded as the mentors that are bringing the YCombinator-model to the nation’s capital. The group offers entrepreneurs modest seed funding and similar to many of the region’s incubators, participants also receive space and mentorship. Some of the group’s advisors include former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, AOL’s Ted Leonsis and General Manager of Microsoft Mobile Eric Engstrom. In addition to Launchbox’s mentors, DC entrepreneurs gain new insight from Aaron Brazell’s Technosailor, Frank Gruber’s Somewhat Frank, Nick O’Neill’s Social Times, Jared Goralnick’s TechnoTheory and Ernesto Gluecksman’s consultancy Infamia. iStrategy Labs founderCEO Peter Corbett is an active mentor and strategist in the government-related startup scene. Says Corbett, “[Entrepreneurs] should be following what our government leaders are thinking and saying. For example, Minds in the Cloud is a new project we’re working on to help people understand the present and future possibilities of cloud computing. If you’re working on cloud technology, you need to be listening to what people like Aneesh Chorpa (Federal CTO) and Vivek Kundra (Federal CIO) are doing so you can build your products and services in such a way that they’ll integrate well with the administration’s technology strategy.”Challenges like Apps for America and iStrategy Lab’s Apps for Democracy also allow technologists to play a role in government initiatives while O’Reilly’s Gov 2.0 Conference is always a huge draw for the region. The Ups and Downs of Capitol HillWith so many great companies in the region, Mixx founder Chris McGill sees DC as a challenging but positive place to run a startup. Says McGill, “The government, defense and telecom industries infrastructure provide an extraordinary business opportunity. The best thing [about DC] is the diversity of people. The worst thing is the distance from the new media epicenter in Silicon Valley and the inability to walk down the street and form a strategic partnership. ” When asked about how the DC scene has shaped his web-based real estate site, HotPads CEO Douglas Pope replied, “HotPads has tried to use its location and its interest in politics to generate buzz. Each election year we produce Congressional Housing Heat Maps. [We] show the foreclosure rates and home prices by districts and the rates of the parties based on how the districts they control are doing. It’s pretty fun and dorky but it gets some good attention and we probably wouldn’t think to do that if we didn’t see the President’s helicopter out our window every day.”Pope regularly attends events like Tech Cocktail, Twin Tech and Ignite DC to meet other entrepreneurs. Other great networking events include Bootstrap Maryland and HacDC.Says Peter Corbett, “By being in the nation’s capital you gain a perspective on ‘how things work’ to a much greater degree than anywhere else. By combining knowledge of government, politics, global NGOs and the technology community, we’re able to see opportunities that just aren’t visible if you’re not here day to day.”Photo Credit: TechCocktail event by Shawn Duffylast_img read more

Marc Rosenbaum Offers a Free Online Lecture

first_imgOnce again, Rosenbaum will offer a course on net-zero homesRosenbaum’s free lecture is a teaser to lure prospective students to his online course, Zero Net Energy Homes, scheduled to begin on September 15. The Zero Net Energy Homes course is part of NESEA’s Building Energy Master Series.The tuition for that 10-week online course is $895. Enrolling in the course includes a membership in NESEA and discounted admission to the Building Energy conference in Boston. For more information, click here: Zero Net Energy Homes.Marc Rosenbaum is a well-known energy consultant and the director of engineering at South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He is the author of many Green Building Advisor articles, including Minisplit Heat Pumps and Zero-Net-Energy Homes and Practical Design Advice for Zero-Net-Energy Homes. Heat loss from basements and slabs to the ground is complicated. If you’re interested in learning more on the topic, you might want to take advantage of a free lecture being offered by energy expert Marc Rosenbaum.At 1:00 p.m. on Thursday September 4, 2014, Rosenbaum will offer a free online lecture on heat loss to the ground. The presentation is intended for architects, builders, and others who want to have a better idea about how buildings interact thermally with the ground and how to calculate heat loss to the ground. THERM and the Los Alamos algorithmsStarting with with the 2D THERM model of a basement, Rosenbaum will look at the U-factor that THERM calculates for the foundation assembly, and use that to calculate the design heat loss of the basement, and estimate the annual heat loss as well.He will then do a quick reality check to vet that calculation, and present the simplified Los Alamos algorithms for calculating heat loss from basements and slab-on-grade foundations. These algorithms will be applied and compared with the THERM calculation.Rosenbaum will also discuss how to apply these algorithms to a walk-out basement condition. Finally, he’ll look at how to estimate design heat loss in the case where the insulation is in the frame floor over a basement.For more information on Rosenbaum’s free online lecture, click this link: Understanding and Calculating Building Heat Loss to the Ground.last_img read more

23 days agoLALIGA RECAP: Real Madrid go top; Ter Stegen assist; Valencia conquer San Mames

first_imgLALIGA RECAP: Real Madrid go top; Ter Stegen assist; Valencia conquer San Mamesby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrom a new attendance record and assist-providing goalkeeper to another international award, here’s a round-up of all the latest LaLiga news.REAL MADRID MOVE TOP OF LALIGA SANTANDERWith a win and a draw over the past seven days, Real Madrid have moved to the top of the LaLiga Santander table on 15 points. Just behind them are Granada on 14 and, excitingly, these two teams meet at the Santiago Bernabéu for a top-of-the-table clash next Saturday.AN ATTENDANCE RECORD AT THE ESTADIO WANDA METROPOLITANOAtlético de Madrid hosted Real Madrid in the Madrid derby on Saturday night in front of a record-setting crowd of 68,302 fans. The highest capacity ever recorded at the Wanda Metropolitano, the attendance surpassed even that for the Champions League final back in June. AN ASSIST FOR TER STEGENMarc-André ter Stegen had a day to remember as Barcelona took on Getafe on Saturday. The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in his side’s 2-0 win, but he also finished the match with an assist after playing a long ball forward for Luis Suárez to score the opener. It’s not often that a goalkeeper provides an assist and the German will surely remember that moment for the rest of his life.VALENCIA CONQUER SAN MAMESAthletic Club hadn’t lost a game at home in almost a year until Valencia’s visit this weekend. Los Che travelled north to Bilbao and put in an impressive performance to run out 1-0 winners on Saturday, ending Athletic’s 18-match unbeaten home streak in LaLiga Santander which stretched back to October 2018. A DEBUT GOAL IN UNDER 100 SECONDSRea Madrid’s home match against Osasuna was a special moment for 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes. The teenager came on for his debut and scored his first LaLiga Santander goal just 93 seconds after stepping onto the pitch. Not since Ronaldo Nazário scored 62 seconds into his debut against D. Alavés in 2002 has a Real Madrid player gotten off the mark so quickly.GERARD MORENO IS TOP OF THE SCORING CHARTSThe Pichichi award given out to the top scorer at the end of each season is currently in the hands of Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno, who has six goals to his name. Villarreal aren’t strangers to the award; former striker Diego Forlan wrote his name into the history books back in 2004/05. There’s still a long way to go but Moreno’s current form suggests he could be in with a strong shout at the end of the season. 20 MATCHES IN SEVEN DAYSEach LaLiga Santander team has played twice over the past seven days, including the first midweek round of the 2019/20 league season. 54 goals were scored over the 20 games. MESSI IS ‘THE BEST’FIFA held its annual awards gala in Milan last Monday night and Lionel Messi took home the most coveted men’s prize. The Argentine was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player for his performances across the 2018/19 season, finishing ahead of Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. SIX LALIGA SANTANDER PLAYERS IN THE FIFPro XIAlso announced at the FIFA gala was the FIFPro XI of the year, which included six players from Spain’s top flight: Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Frenkie de Jong, Luka Modrić, Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi all making the list.PRESENTATION OF THE NEW LALIGA AMBASSADORSJosé María Gutiérrez ‘Guti’, Fernando Hierro, Denílson de Oliveira and Anaïr Lomba have been welcomed into the LaLiga Ambassadors family at a glitzy event in Madrid this week. They join the twenty-odd former stars of LaLiga who help to promote the Spanish league around the world. TagsLaLiga RecapAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more