2017 Big Ten football preview Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa’s Josey Jewell (43) tackles Wyoming’s Avante Cox during the 2017 season opener on Sep. 2. The Hawkeyes went on to defeat the Cowboys, 24-3. Credit: Courtesy of Ben Smith | The Daily IowanLocation: Iowa City, Iowa 2016 record: 8-5 (6-3) Head coach: Kirk Ferentz Current record: 2-0 All time record vs. OSU: 14-46What has happened thus far in 2017 The Hawkeyes outlasted in-state rival Iowa State, 44-41, in overtime in Week 2. In its season opener, Iowa’s defense stymied Wyoming’s offense, led by likely first-round pick Josh Allen, and the Hawkeyes won, 24-3. Impact Player While senior linebacker Josey Jewell is a menace, the Hawkeyes’ inexperience on offense places greater importance on running back Akrum Wadley. The senior rushed for 1,081 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, in 2016. Through two games, Wadley has 234 rushing yards and a touchdown. Wadley can be dynamic in space, which he showcased late against Iowa State when he turned a short catch out of the backfield into a 46-yard, game-tying touchdown, made possible by three broken tackles and a slick stutter-step.Strengths Because some things never change, Iowa’s running game will be sturdy behind an experienced offensive line and the legs of Wadley and James Butler, a graduate transfer from Nevada who owns back-to-back 1,300-plus rushing yard seasons. The O-line was dented in Week 2, with right tackle Ike Boettger lost for the year, but because the Hawkeyes often substitute linemen to keep players fresh and develop young talent, they should have enough depth to overcome Boettger’s injury. Jewell, a preseason All-American, leads a defense that returns six of last year’s front seven. The Hawkeyes should be stout against the run and put pressure on opposing offensive lines. The reason they limited Wyoming’s Allen to 174 passing yards was because Allen had little time to throw. Weaknesses The Hawkeyes are inexperienced at quarterback, receiver and defensive back. Whether Iowa is a legitimate threat to win the Big Ten West or is its usual eight-win self comes down to the performance of those units. Sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley showed promise against Iowa State, throwing for 333 yards and five scores, but it’s a small sample size.  Junior college transfer wideout Nick Easley has 11 catches so far, giving Iowa another target alongside senior receiver Matt Vandeberg, whose 2016 was cut short by a broken foot. Even so, the Hawkeyes lack a game-changing playmaker on the outside. Safety Miles Taylor, a three-year starter, is the only returner in the secondary. Other players, like sophomore Manny Rugamba, have seen the field, but not consistently. If the secondary is at least average, the Hawkeye front seven is good enough to handle the rest. read more

Gallery Ohio State vs Indiana

Urban Meyer leads the Buckeyes onto the field prior to the start of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes faced off against Indiana on Oct. 6 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 49-26, improving their overall record to 6-0. Photos by Casey Cascaldo and Amal Saeed.

Teen boy drowns on Arawak Cay

first_img Related Items:#ArawakCaydrowning, #magneticmedianews, #teenboydrownsinNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 3, 2017 – Nassau – Another drowning in Nassau on Friday and a teen boy is dead.  Police say they are investigating the circumstances of the situation where the teenager was swimming in waters on the western tip of Arawak Cay around 4:30pm when he lost consciousness and was brought to the shore where he was pronounced dead.Police say an autopsy will reveal the cause of the teenage boy’s death.#MagneticMediaNews#teenboydrownsinNassau#ArawakCaydrowninglast_img read more

Halibut Cove Live Gearing Up For The First Summer Fundraising Event

first_imgThe first event weekend on July 14, and 15, will feature the Dan Mac Band presenting “Wonders of Wonder”, a high energy tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder featuring vocalist John “Pypes” Teamer. All proceeds from the event benefit the Homer Foundation. The Homer Foundation’s mission “is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the greater Homer area by promoting philanthropic and charitable activities.” Joyce Steward, Executive Director of the Homer Foundation: “The Homer Foundation is a community foundation, we are a non-profit. We work with donors who trust us with their charitable dollars, we invest them and the earnings are distributed back to the community for charitable projects.”  The event takes place at the Quiet Place Lodge concert venue located six miles across the bay from Homer in the community of Halibut Cove.center_img Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at halibutcovelive.com Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 8th annual Halibut Cove Live fundraiser event kicks off on July 14, with live music, local vendors, and a floating stage.last_img read more

UPDATE Lightning Ignites Multiple Wildfires On Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As of Friday, more than 50 wildland firefighters are responding to a 126-acre wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula, one of several wildfires on the Peninsula started by lightning associated with afternoon thunderstorms Wednesday. Fire managers will be conducting detection flights today on the Kenai Peninsula and in southwest Alaska to scout for any new fires started by yesterday’s lightning. The Tustumena Lake Fire was one of eight new wildfires started by lightning Wednesday on the Kenai Peninsula and in southwest Alaska, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks. Alexandrou: “We had two new fires; one fire was called the Bear Creek Fire up by a fire near Swan Lake. The Bear Lake Fire was spotted by a helicopter. Both fires area tenth of an acre and are both in monitor status.” The other four fires reported on the Kenai Peninsula are burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and fire mangers are assessing what, if any, action to take. One of those fires, the Kolomin Lake Fire, is located about six miles north of the Tustumena Lake Fire.center_img The Tustumena Lake Fire is located in the Caribou Hills approximately 30 miles south of Soldotna. The fire was discovered at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, by a helicopter en route to check on a lightning strike in the area. That fire was estimated at 1 acre and will likely be staffed today. State forestry is also checking on another remote fire that was reported near Mile 71 of the Sterling Highway north of Skilak Lake. The Watson Fire was reported at two-tenths of an acre but forestry personnel couldn’t access it because there are no roads into the area and lightning prevented aerial reconnaissance. The fire received rain associated with the storm. Andy Alexandrou, Division of Forestry: “The Tustumena Lake Fire, we still have 50 people on that fire, and the acreage is 126. The acreage went up by five due to proper mapping. That fire is pretty much contained, they estimate full containment by the end  of the shift tonight.” last_img read more

CAG raps Arunachal for failing to implement midday meal scheme

first_imgThe Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Arunachal Pradesh education department for its failure in successful implementation of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme in the state.The Centre had launched the scheme in August 1995 to boost universalisation of primary education by increasing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional status of primary schoolchildren.The CAG report, which was tabled in the state Assembly on Tuesday by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, attributed inadequate financial management, short-lifting of food grain, delay in release of funds, inadequate infrastructural facilities and lack of monitoring as the reasons for failure of the scheme.The CAG highlighted that no household surveys were conducted to identify the total number of children enrolled at the primary stage and no attempts were made to encourage high-level of enrolment through publicity.The report stated that in 2010-11, against the Centre’s allocation of 6,687.66 MT of grains for primary and upper primary levels, the department lifted only 5,928.37 MT and during 2013-14, against an allocation of 6,625.01 MT, only 6,598.95 MT was lifted leading to short-lifting of 785.35 MT of food grain.last_img read more

Wishes galore for SRK on 50th birthday

first_imgCalling him a wonderful man and a great inspiration, celebrities like Salman Khan, Hema Malini and Karan Johar wished health and happiness to Shah Rukh Khan on his milestone 50th birthday.Many celebrities shared interesting anecdotes about working with Shah Rukh, while others took to social media to talk about how the actor inspired them to give their best in life.Salman, who has worked with SRK in films like Karan Arjun and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, said, “I wish him the best in life, I wish him good health, family and success and most amazing life. I would want whole family to be healthy.” Filmmaker Karan Johar wished the actor and credited him for turning him into a director with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.last_img read more

Aerobics daily keeps heart healthy

first_imgAerobic exercises such as brisk walking, running, jogging or swimming is likely to restore the cardiac protein quality control system in heart failure, suggests a research conducted on rats.Heart failure is a common end-point for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterised by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. Despite heart failure seems to be a multi-factorial syndrome, a common point observed by several studies was the accumulation of ‘bad’ (or misfolded) proteins in cardiac cells of both humans and animals with heart failure, the researchers said. Proteins are like workers responsible for many chemical reactions required in keeping our cells healthy. Proteins are constituted by a sequence of amino acids that determines the protein ‘shape’ (structure), which is critical for proteins to function. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“During the evolution process, our cells developed a protein quality control system that refolds or degrades misfolded proteins, allowing them to keep only the ‘good’ proteins,” said Luiz H. M. Bozi from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The findings showed that misfolded protein accumulation in a rat model of heart failure was related to disruption of the cardiac protein quality control system. No pharmacology therapy targeting the protein quality control system. Further, aerobic exercise training was found to restore the cardiac protein quality control system, which was related to reduce misfolded protein accumulation. Aerobic exercise training also improved cardiac function in heart failure animals, said the paper published in Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. More than 20 million persons worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation will get worse since the prevalence of heart failure will rise as the mean age of the population increases, the researchers concluded.last_img read more

Rep LaFaves key vote advances plan to guarantee lower car insurance rates

first_img State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today voted in favor of legislation to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and guarantee lower rates for all drivers in the Upper Peninsula and across the state.The House Insurance Committee approved the plan that would lower rates by offering drivers more choice in medical coverage, cracking down on fraud, and reining in medical costs by establishing a fee schedule. LaFave made the important procedural motion to advance the bill to the House floor, then cast the deciding vote in favor of the bill.“Michigan has the highest car insurance rates in the nation – a ridiculous 82 percent above the national average,” LaFave said. “That’s simply unaffordable for many U.P. families and forces them to juggle financial priorities. This plan finally would deliver the guaranteed lower prices drivers deserve, and I am proud to cast the deciding vote in advancing this legislation to the next step. I look forward to voting in favor of this bill on the House floor and seeing it taken up in the Senate.”LaFave stressed the proposal continues unlimited lifetime medical benefits for those already injured in catastrophic car accidents. The legislation also allows people who want that coverage in the future to continue buying it.In addition, the bill offers alternative personal injury protection coverage options. All insured drivers would be guaranteed lower rates on the PIP portion of their policies, with the savings increasing at lower coverage levels. The savings could be greatest for seniors, who would not need PIP coverage at all if they already have lifetime health insurance such as Medicare.“We’re not taking coverage away from anyone,” LaFave said. “The key here is eliminating mandates and offering choice so people can pick whatever works best for them. Michigan is the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage in car insurance. That should not be the case. Every other state offers choice, and Michigan should too.”LaFave voted in favor of an amendment that guarantees rate rollbacks for all drivers on the PIP portion of coverage. PIP savings would be 10 percent for those buying unlimited coverage, 20 percent for those buying $500,000 in coverage and 40 percent for those buying $250,000 in coverage.LaFave voted against two Democratic amendments, including a measure that would have forced Upper Peninsula drivers to subsidize drivers in Detroit.“These amendments were politically motivated. They were intended to kill the bill, make sure it would never pass, and make sure drivers never got any rate reduction at all,” LaFave said. “I didn’t come to Lansing to play politics. I came here to fix problems.”House Bill 5013 advances to the House floor for consideration.##### Categories: LaFave News,News 26Oct Rep. LaFave’s key vote advances plan to guarantee lower car insurance rateslast_img read more