Colin Kaepernick among 8 honored at Harvard for contributions to black history

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailColin Kaepernick/Twitter(SAN FRANCISCO) — Colin Kaepernick, who helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl but made even bigger headlines protesting against social injustice, was among those honored on Thursday for their significant contributions to black history and culture. Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle headlined a list of eight individuals who received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Joining Kaepernick and Chappelle, as reported by ABC Boston station WCVB-TV, were Kenneth Chenault, the chairman of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, the founder of Avid Partners; Florence Ladd, a psychologist and author; Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and Kehinde Wiley, an artist. “Love is at the root of our resistance,” Kaepernick told students on Thursday. “People live with social injustice every single day, and we expect them to thrive in situations where they’re just trying to survive.”Past honorees include Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou and Sonia Sotomayor.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by October 12, 2018 /Sports News – National Colin Kaepernick among 8 honored at Harvard for contributions to black historycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Harding has 25 points, Weber St. tops Sacramento St. 75-65

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding had 25 points and Brekkott Chapman added 15 to go with seven rebounds and four assists as Weber State got back on the winning track, beating Sacramento State 75-65 on Saturday night. Tags: Big Sky/Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball The Wildcats finished the first half on a 20-9 run to go up 42-31 at the break. They pushed that to 63-42 at the 11:14 mark of the second half. James Bridges nailed a 3 to start Sacramento State on its own run as the Hornets closed to 66-61 following Ethan Esposito’s layup with 3:39 remaining. Harding responded by scoring nine points, including a trey, in the final 2:32 as the defense held the Hornets to just four points in the final minutes to secure the win. Weber State (14-8, 8-3) had won four straight Big Sky Conference games before dropping two in a row to Montana and Portland State. Associated Presscenter_img February 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harding has 25 points, Weber St. tops Sacramento St. 75-65 Marcus Graves had 14 points for Sacramento State (9-10, 3-7). Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/19

first_imgMarch 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 3, Detroit 1Chi Cubs 6, Seattle 4Texas 3, Milwaukee 2Cincinnati 6, Chi White Sox 5Kansas City 8, Chi Cubs 6LA Angels 9, Colorado 7Cleveland 4, LA Dodgers 2Philadelphia at Houston 1:05 p.m., canceledAMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 2Toronto at Boston 1:05 p.m., canceledMinnesota at Baltimore 1:05 p.m., canceledNATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 3, Atlanta 2San Diego 4, Arizona 3NY Mets at Miami 1:05 p.m., canceledNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 118, Charlotte 114Houston 121, Atlanta 105Milwaukee 115, L.A. Lakers 101Golden State 117, Minnesota 107Brooklyn 123, Sacramento 121L.A. Clippers 115, Indiana 109NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 2Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1Detroit 3, NY Rangers 2Boston 5, NY Islanders 0Washington 4, New Jersey 1Colorado 3, Minnesota 1St. Louis 7, Edmonton 2Nashville 3, Toronto 0Dallas 4, Florida 2Calgary 4, Columbus 2NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL FIRST FOUREAST REGIONBelmont 81, Temple 70WEST REGIONFairleigh Dickinson 82, Prairie View 76NIT TOURNAMENTColorado 78, Dayton 73Texas 79, S. Dakota St. 73UNC-Greensboro 84, Campbell 69Lipscomb 89, Davidson 81NC State 84, Hofstra 78Arkansas 84, Providence 72Indiana 89, St. Francis (Pa.) 72Clemson 75, Wright St. 69Memphis 74, San Diego 60Creighton 70, Loyola of Chicago 61CIT TOURNAMENTOT Robert Morris 98, Cornell 89Marshall 78, IUPUI 73CBI TOURNAMENTUtah Valley 92, CS Northridge 84Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 4/9/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 14 NY Mets 8Arizona 5 Texas 4LA Angels 11 Milwaukee 8AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 8 Detroit 2Toronto 7 Boston 5Tampa Bay 10 Chi White Sox 5Oakland 13 Baltimore 2Houston 6 NY Yankees 3Seattle 6 Kansas City 3NATIONAL LEAGUECincinnati 14 Miami 0Washington 10 Philadelphia 6, 10 InningsSt. Louis 4 LA Dodgers 0Atlanta 7 Colorado 1San Francisco 7 San Diego 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 100 Memphis 93Boston 116 Washington 110Charlotte 124 Cleveland 97Miami 122 Philadelphia 99NY Knicks 96 Chicago 86Golden State 112 New Orleans 103Toronto 120 Minnesota 100Dallas 120 Phoenix 109Utah 118 Denver 108Oklahoma City 112 Houston 111Portland 104 L.A. Lakers 101MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERMontreal 0 D.C. United 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img April 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/9/19last_img read more

Peatling propels E. Washington past S. Utah in OT

first_img Tags: Big Sky/Eastern washington Eagles/Mason Peatling/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Associated Press January 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local Peatling propels E. Washington past S. Utah in OT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMason Peatling scored 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and Eastern Washington rallied to beat Southern Utah 81-78 in overtime.Peatling’s 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in regulation knotted it at 71 to force the extra session. Jacob Davison’s 3 with 53 seconds left brought Eastern Washington within 71-65.Southern Utah led 40-38 at halftime and extended it to 63-52 when Andre Adams made a layup with 9:36 left in regulation. Peatling scored a layup with 7:55 left to start a 7-0 run in just under three minutes.Dwayne Morgan led Southern Utah with 22 points. Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/27/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 115, New York 106Indiana 106, Portland 100Oklahoma City 112, Sacramento 108L.A. Lakers 116, Golden State 86NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 5, Florida 3NY Rangers 5, Montreal 2Chicago 5, Tampa Bay 2Minnesota 7, Detroit 1Ottawa 5, Vancouver 2Boston 4, Dallas 3Winnipeg 3, Washington 0St. Louis 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)Nashville 4, Calgary 3 (OT)New Jersey 3, San Jose 2 (OT)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 94, San Diego 59Wisconsin 81, Michigan 74California 76, Colorado 62Ohio St. 75 Nebraska 54Oregon 69, Oregon St. 54Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 28, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/27/20 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Sports League’s Planning For Coronavirus

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailprimeimages/iStock(NEW YORK) – Novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, is sweeping around the world with new cases popping up daily in the US and not even sports are immune with league’s across the country and world taking steps to stem the outbreak. While no player or coach in the US is known to have Coronavirus, the MLB, NBA and NHL have announced or have internal plans to mitigate the spread of the virus with the NHL going the farthest with options to postpone, cancel, or play games in empty arenas, deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN. No NHL players have attracted the virus, but they did feel the effects last month. Most players’ sticks are made in China and those factories closed, but Daly told ESPN that issue has now been solved. The NBA hasn’t announced any plans for games, but in a memo obtained by ESPN, the league said players should fist bump instead of high five fans and avoid taking pens to sign balls and jersey’s in the short term. The league is also planning on limiting the size or even possibly cancelling international scouting, pre-draft combines and individual workouts depending on how big the outbreak becomes. Should a player contract the virus, he would expect to miss at least two weeks, according to a team medical official who spoke with ESPN. Both of those leagues are nearing the end of their respective seasons, the MLB is in the opposite camp with Spring Training underway and Opening Day on the 26th. The league has no plans to cancel or postpone any Spring Training or regular season games as of now, according to a memo obtained by ESPN, but the league has set up a task force to deal with any complications that may arise. The league also recommends that players avoid taking balls and pens from fans and getting a flu shot, while having team’s speak with their local health authorities and consult with an infectious disease specialist to be a channel to those officials. Some teams have limited access to people who have traveled to coronavirus hotspots in Iran, Italy and South Korea. The league also recommends that team officials avoid travel to those countries along with China and Japan, based on Center for Disease Control travel advisories. Major League Soccer’s season also just began and the league has created a task force, according to ESPN. In a statement, the league said they are in contact with the CDC and the Public Health Agency of Canada. King County, Washington, which includes Seattle, has declared a state of emergency after a spike in cases and deaths.The Seattle Sounders opened their season in front of 40,000 fans on the 1st and also hosted a team from Honduras three days before that game. According to ESPN, the team and their stadium partner released a statement before their first game saying they are “monitoring public health developments” and they have a “real-time communication with regional health authorities.”The NFL has the longest time till their season begins, but teams are deep into the draft process with pro-day’s and individual workouts coming up before the draft at the end of April. A spokesperson told the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport they are closely monitoring developments. Overseas, Italy is taking the biggest precautions. The country is banning fans from attending games for at least the next month, the Italian government announced Wednesday. It includes the top soccer league in the country, Serie A, which postponed last weekend’s matches and a Six Nations rugby match against England in mid-March. More than 3,000 people have been sickened and over 100 have died from the virus in the country, the most in Europe.France and England’s top soccer leagues have also banned handshakes between players and officials at upcoming matches.This summer is also the European Soccer Championship. At a recent meeting, top executives only briefly discussed the virus, according to ESPN. No decision has been made about the tournament that begins on June 12th and is held in countries across the continent.Events in Asia are also feeling the heat.At the Tokyo Marathon on March 1st, organizers limited participation to elite men and women runners and wheelchair racers. During a typical year around 30,000 people run.Organizer’s for this year’s summer Olympics in the city say the games are still on despite the virus. The International Olympic Committee said in a statement that they will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organization.The Olympics kick off on July 24th.The World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China scheduled for mid-March were postponed until March 2021. Nanjing is a little over 300 miles from the Coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 5, 2020 /Sports News – National Sports League’s Planning For Coronavirus Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Hunt, Lucas help Oregon State beat Utah 75-70

first_img Tags: Gianni Hunt/Jarod Lucas/Oregon State Beavers/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gianni Hunt had a career-high tying 17 points, Jarod Lucas scored 13 of his 16 in the second half, and Oregon State beat Utah 75-70.Warith Alatishe added 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and a career-best four steals for Oregon State. There were 19 lead changes and seven ties, and neither team led by more than six points, before Roman Silva and Ethan Thompson made back-to-back layup and Hunt hit his final 3 in a 58-second span to give OSU a the lead for good at 67-60 with 5:34 to play.Utah twice trimmed its deficit to two points but got no closer. Timmy Allen had 23 points, five rebounds and six assist for Utah. Written by Associated Press March 3, 2021 /Sports News – Local Hunt, Lucas help Oregon State beat Utah 75-70last_img read more

DNV GL unveils concept for live asset risk assessment using digital twins

first_img Image: DNV GL has unveiled the Probabilistic Digital Twin (PDT) concept at Offshore Europe 2019.Photo: courtesy of DNV GL. A digital twin is a digital “mirror” of a physical asset, including models of its structure and dynamics which are updated through a combination of multiple data sources. They bring significant benefits for data management and decision making, providing a consistent, accurate single source of information.Risk models are rarely brought forward into operations – they typically exist separately within engineering, operations and health and safety disciplines – and are mostly used in desk studies, based on analyzing historical data and offering only a static picture of potential risks.In reality, risk is dynamic, varying in time with operational conditions and the condition of the asset, but this is not captured by current risk models which are seldom updated and lack real-time and prediction capabilities.Liv A. Hovem, CEO, DNV GL – Oil & Gas said: “A single, unscheduled downtime event can cost from $2 to $5 million per day – better and up-to-date risk information may significantly reduce unplanned or unnecessary downtime.“Our proposed Probabilistic Digital Twin is designed to bring risk analysis into ‘live’ use. Their creation would add a layer of probabilistic risk modelling to existing digital twins, capturing uncertainty, the effect of new knowledge and actual conditions on operational performance and safety.“By providing a more up-to-date and asset-specific risk picture, a PDT allows operators to adjust operations or take preventive actions to maintain an acceptable risk level at all times. This will enhance safety and reduce expensive downtime.”The Probabilistic Digital Twin concept was unveiled at Offshore Europe 2019, by; Dr. Frank Børre Pedersen, Programme director Oil & Gas at DNV GL’s Group Technology and Research unit; and senior research scientist Dr. Andreas Hafver.“DNV GL is prepared for a future where our clients will have digital twins of all their assets, having encouraged their use in multiple industries. Many of our clients are building and maintaining digital twins of their assets. The PDT allows us and our clients to take advantage of all the information such twins contain to improve risk assessments,” said Frank Børre Pedersen.“The Probabilistic Digital Twin is not an alternative, but an evolution of the digital twin – expanding it into the risk analysis space. It is a new way of delivering risk analysis – continuously and in a digital format, adding more value in day-to-day decision making.”A PDT may include reliability and degradation models to predict the remaining lifetime of mechanical components. However, it is more than a predictive maintenance tool. Risk is not only about component failures, but also about exposure to hazards and how the asset is operated. A PDT can say something about the overall impact on safety, by combining reliability models with models of the hazard exposure and the consequences if something goes wrong.The main elements which distinguish a probabilistic digital twin from traditional digital twins are:Probabilistic degradation and failure models, reflecting uncertainty and variability of conditions and processes that affect performance and lead to failures.Logic and relational models, relating performance variables to failures and loss events.Surrogate models, approximating heavier simulation models, allowing fast queries and enabling propagation of uncertainty and model coupling. Source: Company Press Release DNV GL proposes the “Probabilistic Digital Twin” (PDT) to close the gap between digital twins – used increasingly by operators to manage the performance of their assets – and risk analysis still largely conducted manually before assets enter servicelast_img read more

Bass Oil identifies two primary reservoirs at Bunian-5 well in Indonesia

first_imgBunian-5 well has intersected the two primary reservoirs at the same or slightly higher levels than at Bunian 3 ST2 Image: Bass Oil intends to complete Bunian-5 well as oil producer. Photo: courtesy of Dani Simmonds/Freeimages.com. Australia’s Bass Oil has announced plans to complete Bunian-5 well as oil producer after identifying two primary reservoirs following drilling, in the Bunian Field onshore Indonesia.The field is located within the Bass Oil-operated Tangai-Sukananti KSO (production sharing contract) in the South Sumatran Basin, Indonesia.Bass Oil owns a 55% stake in KSO while private Indonesian company Mega Adhyaksa Pratama Sukananti owns the remaining stake.Drilled to a total depth of at 1,662m, the Bunian-5 well has intersected the two primary reservoirs, the TRM3 and K sandstones, at the same or slightly higher levels than at Bunian 3 ST2, which is claimed to be the most prolific well in the field.Bass Oil said that the two zones have exhibited oil shows comparable to Bunian 3 ST2 and significance of the well is planned to be evaluated further based on the results of the wireline logging and sampling.The rig, which has run and cemented the 7″ production casing, is now preparing to complete the well for production for production from the TRM3 and K1 reservoirs.Bunian-5 well could double overall production from the Bunian fieldBass expects the Bunian-5 well to has the potential to double overall production from the Bunian field, which contains oil at 3 reservoir levels.The firm said in a statement: “Bunian-5 targetted the primary TRM3SS and secondary GRM and K reservoir levels, which produced or tested oil at Bunian-1 (TRM3SS), Bunian-3ST2 (TRM3SS and K) and Bunian-4 (TRM3SS and GRM) wells.”In total, the Bunian field is estimated to have remaining recoverable reserves of 2.09 million barrels of oil while Bunian-5 is expected to produce 750 barrels of oil per day.The company added: “In addition to the existing fields, Bass has defined two exploration prospects being Sukananti Updip and Bunian West. Both prospects target oil potential at multiple reservoir levels which contain the oil in the existing Bunian and Tangai Fields within the KSO.”Last year, Bass Oil signed an agreement to acquire a 100% participating interest in the North Madura Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area in coastal shallow waters north of the eastern quarters of the Indonesian island of Java.The acquisition is expected to expand Bass’ Indonesian energy footprint, including oil production from onshore wells in southern Sumatra.last_img read more