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Utah MBB Adds Wenzel to 2019-20 Roster

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah men’s basketball program announced the addition of incoming freshman Brendan Wenzel, who will join the Runnin’ Utes’ roster for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Tags: Brendan Wenzel/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball April 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah MBB Adds Wenzel to 2019-20 Rostercenter_img “Brendan has very good size and is an elite shooter,” said Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak. “Adding a high-caliber shooter was a priority and it will become a great asset to our program.”A true freshman out of Helotes, Texas, Wenzel is a 6-6, 180-pound guard that will graduate from O’Connor High School (San Antonio) this spring. He ranked as the No. 18th overall player in the state of Texas, according to Rivals/TexasHoops.com.This past season as a senior, Wenzel averaged 24.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 41 percent from three-point range and was an 87 percent shooter from the free throw line. He was named to the 2019 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 6A All-State First Team and was named to the San Antonio Express News Super Team. Wenzel helped lead the Panthers to a 24-10 overall record this past season, which included a trip to the state playoffs where he averaged more than 25 points per game.Wenzel joins an incoming freshman class that also includes Jaxon Brenchley, Branden Carlson, Mikael Jauntunen, Rylan Jones and Matt Vankomen. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

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Duke football’s Koppenhaver reflects on career that cancer nearly cut short

first_imgSharon Koppenhaver knew something wasn’t right with her 10-year-old son, Davis. While playing sports, he wouldn’t sweat and his face would turn gray instead of the typical red color. He began snoring loudly while sleeping and his voice changed before hitting puberty. He was more fatigued than usual and even fell asleep at halftime of his youth football game and in between games at a travel basketball tournament.Neither an allergist nor an asthma doctor could figure out the problem.But finally after a few weeks, Jeffrey Birns, an ears, nose and throat doctor, put a camera down Koppenhaver’s throat and found a golf ball-like tumor blocking 90 percent of his airway. “They said that if they would have found it two weeks later, I probably would have died in my sleep,” Koppenhaver said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe tumor, which was later found as cancerous, was removed five days after Birns found it in December 2006. It all happened so fast that it seemed like a blur for Koppenhaver, now a freshman tight end for No. 22 Duke (7-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast). Though he only has one catch in four games this season, he’s enthusiastic about his future with the team because of what he’s already overcome.When he was diagnosed, Koppenhaver played football, basketball and baseball. He was in the middle of his travel basketball season and played in four games at a tournament the day before the tumor was found.Looking back, doctors were surprised he didn’t collapse on the court.Davis’ cancer had rarely previously been found in a child’s throat before, which added to the uncertainty of the situation, Sharon Koppenhaver said. But throughout the week leading up to the surgery, the Koppenhavers decided to keep everything as normal as possible — something they learned from his father’s experience with breast cancer six years earlier.“You can’t dwell on the negatives,” Dave Koppenhaver, Davis’ father, said. “You can’t focus on woe is us, woe is me.”Though Sharon Koppenhaver wanted to stay at home in Southern California before the surgery, her husband, son and daughter all wanted to continue their typical Christmas tradition of visiting friends and relatives in Sacramento, California. They outvoted her, and Sharon Koppenhaver said it worked out for the better because being with family and friends took their minds off the tumor.The night before surgery, Koppenhaver slept over at his friend Brady White’s house. They played video games, watched college football bowl games and SportsCenter and ate snacks just like they had always done.They prayed, too.“As a close friend of his, I was going through the same kind of worries that he was,” White said. “I just wanted to be there for him, just have a good night with him and kind of get his mind off of things.”After the surgery was successful, Koppenhaver just wanted to get back on the court. As a 10-year-old, he didn’t fully understand everything that happened.But over time, Koppenhaver said it sunk in.“I realized that sports don’t define me,” Koppenhaver said. “If someone asked me what my best attributes were before that, I’d probably say athlete or competitor. But now, it’s completely different.”Off the field at Duke, he’s laid back and enjoyable to be around, fellow tight end David Reeves said, and his attitude impressed teammates in the first week of training camp.And while Koppenhaver’s role is minimal at this point in his career, tight end coach Zac Roper said you wouldn’t be able to tell from watching him practice, because he still brings the same energy level and attention to detail as the Blue Devils’ starters. When he was younger, Koppenhaver wouldn’t talk about his cancer experience much. He still doesn’t, but he occasionally brings it up with his parents.As a sophomore in high school, Koppenhaver dislocated his shoulder, which put his athletic career in question again. But after nearly dying years earlier, Koppenhaver got back on the field. “I remember saying, ‘Are we done now?’ meaning football. ‘Are we done with this?’” Sharon Koppenhaver said.“No, I can’t wait to get back out there,” Koppenhaver responded. “Mom, I’m not even supposed to be here.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Guardiola in need of Tottenham turnaround

first_img“It is a good challenge for us. You have to live as a club, as players if we can do that,” said Guardiola after the first leg.“We have a second game. It looks a little more complicated but every day, every hour is going to pass we will see it closer.”Guardiola is also under the spotlight after he was accused of again over-thinking his team selection and tactics in the Champions League after defeat in north London last week.It is now 10 games and eight years since a Guardiola side won an away Champions League quarter or semi-final, despite boasting three immensely talented teams in Barca, Bayern and City.Guardiola made his name in winning the competition twice among 14 trophies in four golden years at Barcelona.His three years at Bayern also produced domestic dominance in three Bundesliga titles and two German cups, but was coloured by three Champions League semi-final exits to Real Madrid, Barca and Atletico Madrid.Failure to even reach the last four in his first three seasons at City would see his credentials as a Champions League specialist further diminished.Against Tottenham, it’s time for his “teenagers” to come of age on the biggest stage. Pep Guardiola Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City remain in contention for a historic haul of four trophies this season, but winning the one by which Pep Guardiola’s time at the Etihad will be judged depends on overturning a 1-0 Champions League quarter-final, first leg deficit against Tottenham on Wednesday.City’s long-term pursuit of Guardiola has delivered what it promised domestically.Premier League records for points, goals and wins were smashed in romping to the title last season.Guardiola’s men are on course to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League despite Liverpool, 18 times English champions, posting what is likely to be a club record points tally.City have already retained the League Cup and will be heavy favourites to claim more silverware when they face Watford in next month’s FA Cup final.However, the far less heralded Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini also won Premier League titles in the decade since the club’s Abu Dhabi backers began pouring in billions of pounds of investment.The grand plan was for Guardiola to lead City to the promised land in the Champions League, which so far he has failed to do.The Catalan has constantly used City’s lack of history in European football as a shield. Should the English champions turn the Tottenham tie around, it will be just their second ever appearance in the semi-finals.“We are teenagers in this competition,” said Guardiola before his side swotted aside Schalke 7-0 in the second leg of their last 16 tie.Yet, it is not Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich that have dumped City out in Guardiola’s first two seasons, but Monaco and Liverpool.Bowing out to a Spurs side 16 points behind City in the league and that spend nearly half the wage bill of Guardiola’s squad would leave a significant stain on an almost flawless season to this point. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Defending champs Perry climb into second in City League

first_imgby Malik VincentThe doormat in front of Perry’s locker room doesn’t say ‘home sweet some’, though it should.Perry (2-0, 2-2) has won its two games within the league, despite two losses to nonconference North Hills and Fort Hill, MD.  The latest was 14-12 survival of North Side foe Oliver at Cupples Stadium on Sept. 23.It could be the last regular season game between the two, as the Pittsburgh Board of Education is slated to close the school (Oliver) at the end of this school year.“It’s always a great North Side rivalry,” Perry coach Bill Gallagher said. “The (tight margin of victory) is what we expected.”Oliver (0-3, 0-4) opened the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown run by LeAndre Harrison in the first quarter.The Commodores evened things up with a touchdown pass of yards from Darelle Carson to Daron Clark in the second. The teams took a 6-6 tie into the half.Perry would go ahead 14-6 in the third on a 14 yard run by Robert Willie. Perry would tack-on a two point conversion on a pass from Carson to Deacon Blackwell. But the city’s defending champs would experience a scare when Oliver scored on a rush from 3 yards out by Joquet Foster. The two-point conversion to tie the game was a fade route that was broken up by Perry defenders in the corner of the endzone.“It’s a big thing for those guys on the North Side,” said former Perry three-year starter Greg McGhee. “The Oliver/Perry game is what they talk about all year. It’s a very competitive game that’s very important in the community for the two schools to be able to have those bragging rights until that next year. It’s sad that rivalry may be no longer.”USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) 36, Langley 0The first two wins in program history are both shutouts as the USO defense forced Langley to turn the ball over four times.Senior quarterback Dante Forte completed 9 of 15 passed for 193 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also had two on the ground.Myles Catlin opened the scoring for USO with an 18-yard touchdown run and then added a score through the air from 16 away from Forte in the second quarter.“We’re finally getting on track,” USO coach Lou Berry said. “We’re getting things in place so that we can be successful this season. We have some challenges coming in the next couple of weeks, but we’re looking forward to them and getting prepared.”Forte’s other touchdown strike came in the third when he found Chazz Daniels who took it 45 yards to the end zone to give USO a 26-0 lead.In addition to his 1-yard run in the first quarter, his second came from the same distance in the third.“We had high expectations for Dante coming into the season,” Berry added. “He has experience. He was a three-year starter at Peabody. He has a knack for the big play and we’re looking forward to leading our team throughout the course of the season.”Other games:Allderdice dropped a 27-9 decision to nonconference Fort Hill, MD and Westinghouse evened their record to 2-2 on the season with a 31-0 loss to Brashear, just a week after crushing Carrick, 36-0, in their City League opener.(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at newpittsburghcourier.com. Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

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Facebook’s Next Privacy Issue & How To Opt Out

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#privacy#web You will be prompted to enter your name, address and email address. Datalogix says people will be out of the program within 30 days. dave copeland In what is likely to become the next privacy controversy for Facebook, the social-media giant is working with a big-data firm to correlate off-line purchases with ad views on Facebook.And, surprise, opting out is trickier than Facebook’s typically difficult procedures. The data aggregator is Datalogix, which claims to have information about consumer transactions worth $1 trillion and about almost every U.S. household. Most of that data comes from retailer loyalty-card programs, and includes hashed email addresses and phone numbers, and purchases linked to those accounts, according to a report issued by the nonprofit privacy-advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.The EFF report didn’t make clear how long Facebook has had access to the data, which will help Facebook understand how ads on the social network impact real-world purchases. Being able to do so would make the social network more popular with advertisers.Execs at Facebook told the foundation said that Facebook is after group patterns, and isn’t tracking any individuals’ purchases. Facebook also will disregard information not linked to one of its participants, according to the foundation. We’ve asked Facebook and Datalogix for comment and will update this post as soon as we hear back from them.The foundation report says that if you’re on Facebook, you are automatically in this data-sharing arrangement. There is no mention of this program on Facebook.com. How To Opt OutOpting out requires you to go to the Datalogix privacy page, which means that even most Facebook privacy-philes won’t know about the program.At the privacy page, scroll down to the “Choice” section and click on the link in the last sentence of the paragraph that gives you the option to “opt out of all Datalogix-enabled advertising & analytic products.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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New smart jacket promises to get you past velvet rope lines

first_imgVelvet ropes and bouncers wielding clipboards adorned with lists that only the elite of the elite are privileged enough to be on are common associations with high-brow nightlife. This is especially true in major metropolitan cities like New York. Skipping the line is a privilege held by the few, but there is a new jacket being made that promises to give its wearer almost-magical access to these exclusive events.The Rochambeau Bright BMBR smart jacket is not only a fashion-forward jacket, but a skeleton key to exclusive events that are hard to get into for all but the most well-connected. The jacket itself is adorned with digital tags that enable you access to exclusive events including a personal tour at New Release gallery, tasting menu for two at Toro, and line-skipping access to some of New York’s most exclusive nightclubs.Only 15 of these jackets are expected to be produced in December. The small run, brand appeal, and access they give comes at a price. They’re expected to be available exclusively from The New Stand at a price of $630.The promotional video Rochambeau made promoting the upcoming jacket hints at a world where the wearer can walk into a store and walk out with high-end merchandise after tapping their phone to their sleeve, revealing their secret pass. Need help getting past the velvet ropes? All you need is a Bright BMBR smart jacket and a smartphone and you’re there.Lex Kendall, COO and co-founder of The New Stand, said to Forbes: “The future of [the] IoT is awe-inspiring and fashion is one of the relatable early expressions of how the digital lives of inanimate objects can truly help both consumer and producers alike… The New Stand aims to provide customers with the essentials needed to make their days easier, and with new discoveries to make them better. The Bright BMBR is an interesting mix of these two concepts.”Indeed, we are looking at world that is infinitely more connected. Smart clothing is becoming an increasingly popular avenue for wearable technology. It looks natural, disappears rather than disrupts, and can serve a variety of useful applications.Good technology is functional, great technology is invisible. For owners of the Rochambeau Bright BMBR smart jacket, it is one fashion accessory you wouldn’t want to leave home without. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Related Posts Ryan Matthew Piersoncenter_img Tags:#bmbr jacket#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Rochambeau#Smart Jacket#top Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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Video: Tim Tebow Hung Out With Manny Pacquiao This Week Ahead Of Tonight’s Big Fight

first_imgTim Tebow and Manny Pacquiao pose for picture.IG/espnmicheleEven with the Kentucky Derby, NFL Draft, NBA and NHL playoffs, and plenty of early season baseball action, the marquee sporting event of the weekend is the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, which will take place tonight around 11:30 p.m. One of college football’s recent superstars, Florida great Tim Tebow, is in Las Vegas for the bout, and spent time at Pacquiao camp during training this week.Pacquiao and Tebow first met in March, and BehindTheGloves.com caught up with the two stars, who have a lot in common, including their strong faith, and connections to the Phillipines. Pacquiao is a national hero in his home country, and Tebow was born in the city of Makati and spent five years living in the country.Much of the sports world appears to be split over tonight’s fight, but it seems like Tebow is all in on Pacquiao.last_img read more

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Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma Now 1-2-3 In ESPN’s FPI

first_imgA closeup of Bob Stoops wearing an Oklahoma Sooners visor.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 5: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops talks on the field before the game against the Akron Zips September 5, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Akron 41-3.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Big 12 was the only major conference without a playoff participant last year, but in 2015, it certainly looks like history will not repeat itself. The league currently has three undefeated teams – Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State – and a fourth, Oklahoma, with just one loss. Furthermore, as you’ll see below, the conference now has the three top spots in ESPN’s FPI. Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma are 1-2-3. Ohio State is the highest-ranked non-Big 12 school, at No. 4. Oklahoma State is No. 14.Here’s a reminder of what the FPI measures.The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.Alabama is currently the top-ranked SEC squad. USC, at 5-3, is the highest Pac-12 team, at No. 5. Clemson, the ACC’s top dog, is No. 7.espn FPI baylor tcu oklahomaWhat do you think, college football fans? How accurate is this tool?last_img read more

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4th after USA Russia China to enter space super league

first_imgNEW DELHI: After shooting down a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite with its indigenously developed Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) weapon, India is now a reckoning space power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address to the nation.On March 27, at 11:16 am, India successfully launched its A-SAT weapon that targetted an Indian satellite which had been decommissioned and was orbiting an LEO at a height of 300 km from Earth’s surface. DRDO’s Ballistic Missile Interceptor, a part of the ongoing ballistic missile defence programme, was deployed. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThis ‘technological mission’ was carried out by DRDO from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex in Odisha. The team of scientists was able to accomplish the task of locating, destroying and confirming the destruction of said satellite within three minutes. Mission Shakti deserves celebration as this is the first time that India has tested and successfully demonstrated its capability to interdict and intercept a satellite in outer space based on complete indigenous technology. Rightly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is ‘a proud moment’ for Indians. A-SAT weapons play a crucial role in locating, intercepting and destroying incoming satellite that may threaten national security. However, the sphere of space weapons is contentious. Strict guidelines are enforced under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, of which India is a signatory. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe treaty strongly prohibits the use of weapons of mass destruction in space. However, with its A-SAT weapon, India has been careful to not overstep any points of the treaty. India has also expressed support to the substantive consideration of Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) in the Conference on Disarmament, where it has been on agenda since 1982. Clearly, India’s intent is less offensive and more a defensive tool of strengthening national security and propelling the development of greater space technology. Earlier, China’s test in 2007 received widespread criticism from the global community, which iterated that the Dragon’s attempt to launch A-SAT weapons had “serious consequences of engaging in the militarisation of space”.last_img read more

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Speaker of Kazakh Senate Welcomes Political Ties between Morocco Kazakhstan

first_imgAstana – Speaker of the Senate of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, welcomed on Tuesday the excellent political and cultural ties between Morocco and Kazakhstan, noting that his country considers Morocco as an essential and important partner in North Africa.Meeting in Astana with Speaker of the House of Advisors, Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, Tokayev stressed the need to strengthen and consolidate economic cooperation between Morocco and Kazakhstan.The Kazakh official said that bilateral economic relations do not match the strong political relations between Astana and Rabat, as trade between the two countries has not exceeded 86 million dollars in the previous year. For his part, Speaker of the House of Advisors highlighted the major political and economic reforms undertaken by Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, and which were supported by all the political parties, stating in this context that the reform process was also supported by NGOs and civil society.Regarding the issue of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, Biadillah noted that the project of autonomy under the Moroccan sovereignty, which aims to reach a final settlement of the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, provides the most appropriate framework to achieve a just and true solution to the dispute that meets the expectations of the people of the region.last_img read more