To understand and predict current and future distributions of animals under a changing climate it is essential to establish historical ranges as baselines against which distribution shifts can be assessed. Management approaches also require comprehension of temporal variability in spatial distributions that can occur over shorter time scales, such as inter-annually or seasonally. Focussing on the Southern Ocean, one of the most rapidly changing environments on Earth, we used Species Distribution Models (SDMs) and satellite ocean data to reconstruct the likely historical foraging habitats of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) from three populations during the non-breeding winter (Marion Island, Bird Island and Cape Shirreff), to assess whether habitat quality has changed in recent decades. We then quantified temporal variability in distributions to assess overlap with management areas (CCAMLR – Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) and the potential for competition with fisheries. Despite notable physical ocean changes, the quality of foraging habitat during the non-breeding season has remained relatively consistent over 20 years at Marion and Bird Islands, but less so at Cape Shirreff, where reduced sea ice cover has improved habitat accessibility. Spatio-temporally explicit SDMs identified variability in habitats across the winter. Some areas overlapped significantly with fisheries activities, suggesting a potential for competition for prey resources at several key periods. A significant component of core habitat at all populations was not within the CCAMLR Convention Area. Although organisations such as CCAMLR adopt a precautionary, ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management, changes to the physical environment and developments in the fishing industry can affect how dependant species are impacted. The hindcasting of historical spatial distributions shown here are baselines against which future changes can be assessed. Given recent proposals for a system of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean, our results can be used in the design and evaluation of MPAs, be they static or dynamic. Our study also demonstrates that the core habitat of species may fall outside of areas of active management, providing an important context for the interpretation of monitoring programs and management efforts.
Max Carter’s Coffee County farm doesn’t impress you with its neatness. “I like myfarming on the trashy side,” Carter chuckled as he checked his cotton and peanutfields.The beauty of Carter’s farm, though, is beginning to catch the eye of more than onebeholder. The scruffy look of crops planted into the stubble of previous crops hides asimple success a growing number of farmers are embracing.”It’s hard to say for sure how many farmers are using conservation tillage,”said Glen Harris, an Extension Service crop and soil scientist with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”We’ve been saying 15 percent of row crops,” Harris said. “Last year,though, I really think it might have been as high as 20 percent or even 25 percent.” Other than Carter, only the insects work his fields. “After I got into no-till,all my help wanted to work at Wal-mart or uptown, so I started doing it all myself,”he said. “And I take a swing at a golf ball once in a while.”Carter won’t say he’s making big money. “We’re saving money, naturally, from lessplowing and less chemicals,” he said. “If we’re going out of business, we’re atleast going out slower.”Improved Soil QualityHe and Harris agree that conservation tillage’s single greatest benefit is improvedsoil quality.”Everything goes back to building the organic matter in the soil,” Harrissaid. “That’s a real challenge, especially in our sandy south Georgia soils. It’s nota one-year thing. But a farmer should see a real difference in three to five years.”Carter figures the new millennium will see more of this low-input farming.”Conservation-tillage people will be the ones to bring the flag out when it’s allover,” he said.”They can stay longer than a person who’s wearing out tractors and letting histopsoil leave while he’s sleeping,” he said. “If you don’t have a healthytopsoil, you’ll lose somewhere — now or the next generation.” Photo: Glen Harris Photo: Glen Harris This story is another in a weekly series called “Planting the Seed: Science for the New Millennium.” These stories feature ideas and advances in agricultural and environmental sciences with implications for the future. In conservation tillage, farmers use special equipment to loosen the soil in narrow grooves or strips soil and plant rows of summer crops into the stubble of previous winter grain crops like this field of rye. It may not be the prettiest farming, but these cotton rows emerging from the stubble of a winter rye crop are economically attractive to a growing number of farmers. Planting in StripsTraditionally, farmers make as many as five passes over their land in the process oftilling their soil and planting their crops.Carter and others who use conservation tillage don’t do all that plowing. They usestrip tillage equipment to plant rows of summer crops into the stubble of small-grainwinter crops.”It saves a lot of time and money,” Harris said. “It has a lot of otherbenefits, too. It greatly improves the soil’s water-holding and nutrient-holding capacity.For years, we promoted it as a means to control soil erosion. But now, the economics aremaking it catch on.”Carter said he started his “ugly farming” on a small scale. “I startedplaying with this with soybeans behind wheat 24 years ago,” he said. “I’ve beenfarming since 1954. I call myself doing it wrong for 20 years. We plowed these fields atremendous amount. We built ponds and pumped water.Less Plowing, Watering”And finally, after 20 years,” he said, “we realized we weren’t gettinga lot accomplished. Over the past 24 years, we’ve grown into a no-till situation.”Now, Carter has crops growing on his 200 acres virtually year-round. He usually makesnearly two bales of cotton per acre and has equally impressive peanut yields. But hespends far less money and effort to produce his crops.”We don’t irrigate anymore since we quit plowing,” he said. “We sold offthe irrigation equipment. We maintain enough straw on the land to give us a kind of mulchto preserve the water that falls.”Less Labor, TooNear the end of the season, Carter still hadn’t put any insecticide on his cotton orpeanuts. “We attribute that to beneficial insects,” he said. “They come inand work the fields.”
Image Courtesy: AFP/NewsclickAdvertisement 8iafNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsv8oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ew5n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lWould you ever consider trying this?😱4qhrziCan your students do this? 🌚64969Roller skating! Powered by Firework When you take a look back at the last decade of Indian football, the inevitable figure who has been the main factor of the uplifting of the beautiful game in India is none other than Sunil Chhetri. The front face of Indian football is our pride in the international stage. The striker from Secunderabad has achieved almost every possible honour a sportsperson can in the country. However, the inevitable arrives one day, as Chhetri is starting to believe that the day to hang his boots up is near.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/NewsclickAfter a decorated career spanning 14 years, the skipper feels that his retirement may soon be approaching. “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation,” the 35 year old said in an interview today.Since his debut for the national team in 2005, Chhetri is India’s all time leading goalscorer, and has reached the top 5 highest goalscorers in the World. Currently tallied at 72 international goals, the Bengaluru FC captain has the second highest number of goals to his name in the world, just after Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement However, the Bengaluru FC captain is focused on the games that he still has at hand: “I need to work harder now. There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time.”The former Mohun Bagan star, who is currently the captain of Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), wants to concentrate on improving his performance to pilot the Indian squad for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.Advertisement “As a team, we need to win as many games as possible. The eventual aim is to qualify for AFC Asian Cup China 2023. We need to be consistently qualifying for the continental championships and there can be no compromise on that aspect.” Chhetri added.Hailed by the team’s head coach Igor Štimac for having the physical abilities of a “29 year old”, Chhetri is counting on his compatriots to improve their game to qualify for China in 2023.He continued: “The belief in the squad is unmistakable. There’s no reason why we can’t be in China.” As the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are taking place, India is currently sitting on fourth place in Group E, with 3 points from 5 games. They will be facing the hosts Qatar in March.Also read-Pride of India: Sunil Chhetri joins the likes of Griezmann, Suárez, Agüero and Reus as part of the Puma familyRead all about the enchanting love story between Sunil Chhetri and his coach’s daughter! Advertisement
It was the Dylan Williamson & Adam Maida Show Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dylan Williamson scored four times and Adam Maida stopped all 20 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win was the fourth straight, and sixth in the past seven games, for a Leafs team that has been hampered of late with the flu.Nelson, 11-3-2-1, continues to hold a four-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Standings.“Everyone right now is kind of suffering with (flu), myself included, and it just shows the group we have in that room right now and resiliency we have to just keep going no matter what happens,” Maida explained.After outlasting Grand Forks 8-6 Friday night, Nelson made this game a laugher 23 minutes into the contest.After Jay Sidhu gave Nelson a 1-0 lead, rookie Dylan Williamson went to work.The Calgary native scored twice on the same shift, one of the markers coming on the power play, to give Nelson a 3-0 lead after one period. “It was a lot of fun getting those first two on the same shift was a real momentum builder for me,” said the 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson.“I was thinking maybe then I could get three after that.”In the second, Nelson scored twice in less than a minute to take a 5-0 lead.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and magic hands Williamson then finished off the period with two power play goals to give Nelson a commanding 7-0 lead after 40 minutes.Williamson scored his fourth of the game in the third, flipping a shot from the corner that somehow found its way into the net.“On the third I just wacked at it and it went top shelf but on the fourth, I think someone was looking down on me on the fourth because I just flipped it at the net and it went in,” said Williamson, scoring two of Nelson three power play goals.Leading by eight, Nelson played out the rest of the game allowing Maida to register the shutout.“It’s huge (winning four in a row) on any level of hockey,” Maida exclaimed.“We’re just focusing on right now on playing our game trying to get all the points we can get,” Maida added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 32-20 in the contest with Williamson being named the Home Star in the contest.Next home game for Nelson is Saturday against the Columbia Valley Rockies.LEAF NOTES: Nelson lost the services of Patrick Croome in the third period after the burley defenceman came to the aid of Dylan Williamson during an altercation neat the Golden player’s bench. . . .Nelson finished the month of October with a 7-2-1 record. . . . Matt MacDonald had four assists to take over the lead in Leafs scoring with 21 points. Robson Cramer, who had three points, is second with 19 points. Michael Crawford also finished with three points. . . . Dylan Williamson has registered 11 points (six goals and five assists) in five games with Nelson.
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – Tom Brady tore the ACL in his left knee in 2008 – against the Kansas City Chiefs.Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday – against the Kansas City Chiefs. Garoppolo, through his previous 3 1/2 seasons at New England, saw first-hand how well Brady recovered and recaptured elite form. Now it will be Garoppolo trying to follow Brady’s lead once again after an injury that’s floored …
We may holler at them when they dig up our lawns and gardens, but pocket gophers are an important part of the ecosystem, say Jim Reichman and Eric Seabloom in a UC Santa Barbara press release. They change the nutrient availability for plants, among many things:They act like little rototillers, loosening and aerating the soil. They loosen the soil and the speed at which plants decompose, causing higher production of plants, and they may be important to the biodiversity of plants. They definitely have an important effect.”It’s surprising anything would want to live underground, since it is costly; “burrowing through the soil costs 360 to 3,400 times as much energy as walking the same distance on the surface.” Nevertheless, they are well adapted for their role in the underground economy. Good eyesight is not important in their usual dark surroundings, but “they compensate for this with other, well-developed senses, such as large whiskers, which are sensitive to movement and help them in dark tunnels. They have powerful claws and teeth for digging. They are vegetarian, or herbivores, surviving mostly on roots,” the press release explains. Their diet of roots significantly impacts plants, but has an overall beneficial effect on the landscape:“Excavation behavior, which involves construction of long burrows by displacing soil into mounds on the surface, generates major impacts on the physical environment,” said Reichman. “These produce a complex mosaic of nutrients and soil conditions that results in vertical mixing (through burrow collapse and moving deep soil to the surface) and horizontal patchiness (in relation to the hollow burrows, refilled burrows, surrounding soil matrix and surface mounds).”For these reasons, gophers are the “ecosystem engineers” of the landscape. The authors suggest that our attempts at cultivation and pest control has led to deterioration of the soil and detrimental impacts on native plants. It’s another reason to allow restoration of native grasslands where possible.A place for everything, and everything in its place in God’s country. Each player has the equipment and the skills to do its job. The payroll operates automatically, and the system as a whole enjoys the fringe benefits. The little rototillers seem to enjoy their way of life (including making humans stomp their feet).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
24 June 2004The government has proclaimed four new marine protected areas, bringing roughly 15% of South Africa’s 3 000km coastline under protection, in the process creating a framework for managing the country’s fisheries and consolidating some of the world’s top research, eco-tourism, sport diving and fishing sites.South Africa previously had 19 marine protected areas covering approximately 11% of the coastline, which stretches from the country’s border with Namibia in the west to Mozambique in the east. The Tsitsikamma National Park was the first to be proclaimed, in 1964.Marine protected areas combine conservation with the development of tourism, and in this respect are the marine equivalent of national parks.South Africa’s new marine protected areas are modelled on the success of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – with strict zoning of both marine and coastal protected areas creating “controlled zones” allowing for limited fishing, “restricted zones” allowing for controlled tourism development while protecting fish populations, as well as “sanctuary zones” in which complete protection is applied.The move brings South Africa considerably closer to meeting the resolution taken at the 2002 World Parks Congress, held in Durban, that the world’s protected coastal areas be extended to at least 20% by 2012.The new protected areas are:The Aliwal Shoal, a sub-tidal reef situated 5km off the Kwazulu-Natal south coast near Umkomaas (more on the Aliwal Shoal MPA).The marine environment adjacent to Pondoland in the Eastern Cape, stretching from Port St Johns to the Mtamvuna River (more on the Pondoland MPA).The Bird Island group in Algoa Bay (more on the Bird Island MPA).Table Mountain National Park (formerly the Cape Peninsula National Park) in the Western Cape, which includes all of the coastal waters from Mouille Point in the west to Muizenberg in the east (more on the Table Mountain National Park MPA).The government is still negotiating for a fifth new marine protected area – a large area of continental shelf off the Namaqualand west coast in the Northern Cape (more on the proposed Namaqualand MPA).South Africa’s coastal and marine resources provide opportunities for a range of economic, social and developmental activities, including fisheries, agriculture, tourism and mineral resource exploitation.“Our oceans and marine resources are global treasures, and we will act, in partnership with our coastal communities, to ensure that they thrive, expand and teem with life”, said Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.Van Schalkwyk said that public comment had been taken into account in creating the new protected areas, accommodating people’s concerns as far as possible without compromising the conservation objectives of the areas.In the case of the Table Mountain National Park marine protected area, for example, a concession was made for snoek fishermen off Llundudno, while the boundaries of the Cape of Good Hope Sanctuary area were changed to accommodate small-scale rock lobster fishermen “in a way that will still protect rock lobsters and other elements of the ecosystem”.Marine protected areas allow for the conservation of natural environments, while assisting in the management of fisheries by protecting and rebuilding economically important stocks.In addition, many of the protected areas will be used to develop and regulate coastal eco-tourism opportunities, with activities such as sport diving regulated but not prohibited in the new protected areas.This will ensure that vulnerable eco-systems, such as the Aliwal Shoal, are protected for the enjoyment of current and future generations, and that users can expect world-class experiences.Enforcing the new areasOne of the most important aspects of the new marine protected areas, Van Schalkwyk said, would be compliance and enforcement.“Naturally we prefer communities and industries to assist in conservation – in their own long-term interests – but we will also act swiftly against those who do not respect the new restrictions.”As part of this enforcement, the government will, in October, take delivery of the first of four new environmental patrol vessels, purchased at a cost of R500-million.“We will also expand our force of Fishing Control Officers, and we aim to engage another 200 Honorary Officers in the next 12 to 18 months”, Van Schalkwyk said.“Another leg of our enforcement strategy will be to expand the work of our specialised Environmental Courts – with a new court planned for Gauteng in the near future.“In helping us to change attitudes towards the ocean, marine protected areas represent one of our last, best hopes for ensuring the preservation of our marine and coastal riches.”Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected AreaThe Aliwal Shoal, a sub-tidal reef situated 5km off the Kwazulu-Natal south coast near Umkomaas, supports a spectacular coral community, including 15 species of hard corals and four species of soft corals. The diverse fish fauna is a popular attraction for scuba divers, fishermen and spear-fishermen. Many endangered species of endemic reef fish are found on the shoal, as well as ragged-tooth and tiger sharks.The Aliwal Shoal has been the site of great conflict between user groups in the past. Agreements have now been reached with respect to partitioning of use between fishing, scuba and spear-fishing.The protected area will serve many functions, including conservation of the unique reef fauna, control of user-conflict and development of a world-renowned diving site.“Aliwal Shoal has long been in need of protection”, Van Schalkwyk said. “The diving industry in particular will benefit, and KwaZulu-Natal will add another well-managed natural resource to its already impressive list of tourist destinations.”Pondoland Marine Protected AreaThe coastline between Port St Johns and the Mtamvuna River and the adjacent offshore area has a unique mix of tropical and temperate eco-systems. There is a high rate of species turnover within similar habitats, and a high proportion of species are endemic to the region. The area also includes a range of marine and coastal habitats, with two substantial estuaries being fully protected for the first time in South Africa.From a fisheries perspective, many over-exploited linefish species spawn here. The inter-tidal shellfishery also needs to be brought under control, as many areas have been stripped of the larger molluscs. A zoned protected area, in which exploitation is permitted in some areas, will provide the necessary protection while allowing fishing to continue elsewhere.The Pondoland Marine Protected Area will be one of South Africa’s largest, and arguably its most spectacular. Including 90km of coastline and extending approximately 15km out to sea, it covers 1 300 square kilometres.The extremely narrow continental shelf off Pondoland marks the start of the annual sardine run, which National Geographic has rated as the most exciting diving opportunity in the world. The development of tourism in this impoverished region is a priority, and the protected area is the first step in realising the potential of this scenic coastline.Bird Island Marine Protected AreaThe protection of the Bird Island group (Bird, Seal and Stag Islands) in Algoa Bay is the first step in the seaward extension of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.Bird Island is home to several species of red-data listed seabirds – including the Cape gannett, roseatte tern and African penguin – while the reefs around the islands are important for abalone and linefish.Bird Island has been the target of abalone poachers, and the immediate protection of the islands is regarded as a priority.Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected AreaThe Table Mountain (formerly Cape Peninsula) National Park Marine Protected Area includes all of the coastal waters around the Cape Peninsula, from Mouille Point in the west to Muizenberg in the east. It is situated in the transition zone between two bio-geographic provinces – the cool temperate Namaqua province to the west and the warm temperate south coast province to the east.This is one of the most diverse and productive stretches of coastline in South Africa. The Cape Peninsula is also rich in marine species endemic to southern Africa, some of which are even endemic to this change-over region. It is also the area that has the longest history of commercial fishing in South Africa.“The expansion of Table Mountain National Park to include the sea around the Cape Peninsula is an ambitious development aimed at protecting the rich marine life along these shores, and ensuring the continuation of the important fishing industries and associated lifestyles it in the midst of a dense metropolitan area”, Van Schalkwyk said.The proximity of a large metropolitan area provides great challenges and opportunities for marine conservation. The exploitation of natural resources along the Cape Peninsula coastline is an important source of recreation, employment and food.The shores of the Cape Peninsula are one of the great tourist attractions of Cape Town. To swim among penguins at Boulders Beach is a world-class attraction, while Coral Gardens offers some of the most spectacular temperate-water scuba diving in the world.Unfortunately, the intensity of harvesting on the peninsula has exceeded the capacity of many of the fish species to replace themselves, and many are severely over-exploited. The marine and coastal eco-systems surrounding the Cape Peninsula need to be protected from further degradation, and given the chance to recover, and the exploitation of over-fished species must be reduced.The protected area will be an extension of the Table Mountainn National Park, and will include six areas that are closed to fishing – for the protection of abalone, rock lobster, linefish, penguins and scuba diving sites – whereas the majority of the protected area will still be open to fishing.Proposed Namaqualand Marine Protected AreaThe marine habitats of the west coast of South Africa are poorly represented in protected areas. The existing West Coast National Park protects primarily the Langebaan Lagoon, which is atypical of the west coast.A biologically rich and representative area of the little-known west coast has been selected, giving a proposed protected area extending from the inter-tidal area between the Groen and Spoeg rivers out to sea to include Child’s Bank and the 1000m isobath.If designated, the Namaqualand Marine Protected Area will be South Africa’s largest marine protected area at 9 700 square kilometres.Although most of this area is too deep to dive – and too cold – the habitat supports economically important species such as shallow and deep water hake, kingklip, monkfish, rock lobster and tuna.The proposed area also includes habitat that may be threatened by trawling and mining activities, and would therefore provide valuable reference sites for research.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
The Illinois Housing Development Authority has applied federal stimulus funds, and in many cases low-income housing tax credits, to finance the construction of almost 2,500 affordable rental homes in the state. So far, the agency notes, the initiative has created about 3,000 jobs. One of the newest projects in the IHDA lineup, announced this week, is Lexington Farms, a subdivision in Jerseyville, Illinois, that will include 32 single-family homes, each with three bedrooms, two baths, an attached two-car garage, and about 1,230 sq. ft. of interior space.The homes will rent for $590 a month and are specifically intended for families earning 60% or less of the area median income. For a family of four, the income cap would be $40,980. Median family income in Jerseyville, a rural suburb of St. Louis, is about 36% lower than for the median for the rest of Illinois. Approximately one-third of all families in Jerseyville earn less than $25,000 per year.IHDA says that the subdivision also will offer families who qualify financially the option to purchase their homes through a rent-to-own program.Aiming for zeroThe performance goal for the homes is as ambitious as the project’s affordability target. The developer, Capstone Development Group, has designed the houses with a number of energy efficiency and renewable-energy features that are expected to keep annual energy costs near zero for each house. Exterior walls will be built to R-21 and attics to R-49, with a high degree of airtightness throughout, Capstone says.The houses will be equipped with solar power and wind power systems (no word yet on their power capacity), and will feature other green amenities such as water-saving fixtures and irrigation systems, low-VOC finishes, CFL lighting, and extensive use of recycled materials.Other components of the subdivision, including its system of streetlights and its community center, also will be powered by renewable-energy sources.Incentives to go greenFor affordable-housing developers in Illinois who want federal low-income housing tax credits, IHDA imposes several green-development mandates, including water-conservation measures, the use of Energy Star appliances, native and draught-tolerant vegetation in landscaping schemes, and information for each home’s occupants on how to maintain its green features. The agency awards higher tax-credit scores to developers who include in their proposals energy conservation features such as solar power and wind power. The federal tax credits applied to Lexington Farms were a result of a special allocation for counties hit by severe flooding and generated an additional $6.7 million in private equity for the project, IHDA says.The agency touts past successes with its green-construction initiative, including Wingate Manor, an affordable-housing development for seniors in Shiloh that earned the Multifamily Affordable Award in May at the National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina.Groundbreaking at Lexington Farms took place on Tuesday. The first homes are scheduled to be completed and available for leasing before the end of the year, Capstone says.
View comments One-handed prospect posts 20-rep bench press Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Michigan State: Played well for roughly 20 minutes in two tournament games. “They’ve done the things they’ve needed to do over a long period of time,” Izzo said. “And I’m going to keep that in mind, not panic over a loss when it’s your rival.”UP NEXTMichigan: Plays Purdue in a game that will give the winner the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The other will get an at-large bid on Mar. 11 .Michigan State: Watches the NCAA Tournament selection show to find out who it is playing. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa “Coach and I have a really good relationship,” said Wagner, who stood in front of the Michigan fans after the game and repeated waived his arms to encourage the celebration. “He can say that. That’s fine. He told me to pick it up a little bit and make plays.”Miles Bridges had 17 points to lead Michigan State before fouling out late. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 and Cassius Winston had 11, but the Spartans only crossed into double figures with the Michigan band revving the Maize and Blue faithful at Madison Square Garden with yet another version of “Hail To The Victors.”“Our mood is we’re really mad, but like I said, we’re not going to let it affect us in the future,” Bridges said.This was a rivalry game that both teams wanted and it showed in the opening minutes. There were two scrums after hard fouls, a technical foul was called against the Spartans’ forward Nick Ward and referee Gene Steratore — yeah, the guy who led the officiating crew at the Super Bowl — lectured both Tom Izzo of Michigan State and Beilein after the nonsense. And that was just in the opening 4:24.Michigan trailed 29-26 at the half, but used a 10-2 burst to open the second half and take a 36-31 lead it never lost.Wagner had three baskets and a free throw, with a drive to the hoop seemingly getting him going.Michigan State would get within two points a couple of times and was within 50-47 when Bridges hit a 3-pointer with 8:28 to go. However, Abdur-Rahkman and Simpson sandwiched layups around a missed jumper by Bridges to ignite a 7-2 spurt that Robinson capped with two free throws for a 57-49 edge with 5:23 left.Michigan State never got closer than five points the rest of the way.BIG PICTUREMichigan: Hitting stride late once again. Michigan was just too balanced and quick for Michigan State.The difference was the second half. Wagner got going and the Wolverines lit up the Spartans’ defense, hitting 12 of 18 from the field and making 20 of 27 free throws in the final 20 minutes.Michigan coach John Beilein had a great motivational speech for Wagner, who was 0-for-7 from the field in first 20 minutes.“Hey, Mo, are you going to make a shot?, Beilein recalled saying. “Because right now you’re stinking the place up. Just make one shot.”Wagner, who finished 4 of 14 from the field, laughed when it was mentioned.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Senior swingman Duncan Robinson said this year feels like 2017 when the Wolverines won the tournament as the No. 8 seed, the lowest seed to win the event.“I think coming down the stretch in that championship game and how it felt, I think all the guys want that again more than anything,” said Robinson, one of five players in double figures in the eighth straight win for No. 15 Michigan (27-7). “We are one step closer, but we still have to stay locked in on the task at hand.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMichigan will play third-seeded Purdue (28-5) on Sunday as the five-day tournament ends at Madison Square Garden. The No. 8-ranked Boilermakers, who edged Michigan twice in the regular season by a combined five points, beat seventh-seeded Penn State 78-70 in the second semifinal.Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson also had 15 for the Wolverines, who were also the last team to beat Michigan State (29-4), when they did it on Jan. 13. Robinson added 13 points off the bench and Charles Matthews had 12. 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(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Michigan was the best team in the Big Ten Conference at tournament time last year, and things aren’t changing.Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 75-64 victory over top-seeded Michigan State on Saturday, ending the No. 2 ranked Spartans’ 13-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2014 –At 10am a short ceremony will be held for the late Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife at Bahamas Faith Ministries International in Nassau; minutes after the public will be able to sign the book of condolences in lieu of viewing the bodies of the pair who died on Sunday November 9th when their plane exploded in mid-air after colliding with a crane at the Grand Bahama Shipyard; the Munroes and seven others were trying to land in bad weather that day; trying to make it into Freeport for a Global Leadership Summit which Dr. Myles had organized as a way to boost tourism to the island which has suffered a severe economic depression since 2004’s Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. The State Recognized funeral, where Grammy Award winning Gospel Artist Cece Winans is confirmed to sing, is tomorrow; Deputy Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hon. Akierra Missick will attend. At 6pm today, the National Memorial Service is planned for the Thomas A Robinson Stadium which seats 15,000. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Bahamas gives State funeral to noted choir director Related Items:akierra missick, bahamas faith ministries, cece winans, Dr. Myles Munroe, funeral, grand bahama shiyard Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Recommended for you