Leos can’t stay with Redlands

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REDLANDS — It has been 10 years since the University of La Verne has won a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football title. It was also the last time the Leopards defeated rival Redlands. Redlands again proved to be a thorn in the Leopards’ side Saturday night, scoring a 32-14 victory at Ted Runner Stadium. It was the SCIAC opener for Redlands (2-2, 1-0), which was idle last week. La Verne (3-2, 1-1) opened conference play last week with a win over Pomona-Pitzer. The difference was that they hit some big plays and we didn’t,” La Verne coach Don Morel said. Their defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage most of the night.” La Verne totaled 305 yards passing, but quarterback Brian Guerrero was picked off three times. Leading rusher Michael Anello had just 49 yards. La Verne scored first, marching 90 yards in 10 plays on its second possession. The Leopards climaxed the drive with a 19-yard toss from Guerrero to Anello. But it was the only time the Leopards led in the game after Redlands took a 10-7 halftime advantage. The Bulldogs blew the game open in the second half. They led 10-7 at halftime and tacked on nine points in the third quarter via Sean Conway’s 19-yard field goal and Karl Mikolon’s 72-yard TD run. Mikolon rushed for 220 yards overall. This was a big win for us,” Redlands coach Mike Maynard said. They had been playing very well. We knew we were going to have our work cut out for us.” Backup quarterback Chris Saras led the charge for Redlands after starter Nick Brown went down with a knee injury that will require an MRI. Saras, who had been sick all week and didn’t practice until Thursday, threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns. I felt confident going in there,” Saras said. The guys have confidence in me and I have confidence in them. I’m glad I came through when I was given the opportunity.” The wheels fell off for the Leopards in the final quarter. Still within striking distance at 19-7, Redlands capped a 14-play drive with a 19-yard scoring pass from Saras to Alex Ballard to make it 26-7. La Verne fumbled the kickoff moments later and Redlands’ Richard Green recovered to set up another score. Saras found Kyle Godfrey from 32 yards, hiking the lead to 32-7. La Verne scored its final touchdown at the 9:40 mark of the fourth quarter, making it 32-14, and moved into the red zone with three minutes left before a fourth-down incompletion with 2:57 left dashed any hopes of a comeback. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 last_img read more

Photos: Former Raiders lineman trims price on Oakland Hills home

first_imgFormer Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Langston Walker has reduced the price of his Oakland Hills home to $1.999 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The four-bed, five-bath home spans 4,022 square feet and has easy access to the busy Broadway Terrace and Rockridge areas. The home features a media room, in-law unit, courtyard, and panoramic views of three bridges, among many other amenities.Walker purchased the home in 2007 for $1.85 million, according to public records. …last_img read more

These Feet Were Made for Walking (and Running)

first_imgWe usually walk or run.  When walking, we roll from heel to arch to toe and rock our arms back and forth.  When running, we bounce up and down slightly while pumping our arms.  Did you know that many other gaits are possible?  Why do we use only two?  A team of specialists in bio-robotics at Cornell decided to apply a mathematical model to human foot travel.  Like true scientists, they asked questions about the obvious:Why do people not walk or even run with a smooth level gait, like a waiter holding two cups brim-full of boiling coffee?  Why do people select walking and running from the other possibilities?  We address such questions by modelling a person as a machine describable with the equations of newtonian mechanics.  The basic approximations are: first, that humans have compact bodies and light legs; second, that gait choice is based on energy optimization; and third, that energy cost is proportional to muscle work.  We use a simplification of previous models, perhaps the simplest mechanical model that is capable of exhibiting a broad range of gaits that includes walking and running.  Although the model is a mechanical abstraction that is not physically realizable, it is subject to the laws of physics.  Because of its simplicity, the model is amenable to interpretation.  It can also be studied with exhaustive and accurate simulation experiments, far beyond what is possible with human subjects.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)So, putting the model in the computer and cranking out the equations, they discovered that these two gaits are the most energy efficient for beings our size and shape.  Their only mention of evolution referred to the fact that, in their model, running did not require elastic spring energy: “human ancestors could have started to run before the modern human long Achilles tendon was fully evolved.”  Their derivations were published in Nature.11Srinivasan and Ruina, “Computer optimization of a minimal biped model discovers walking and running,” Nature 439, 72-75 (5 January 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature04113.That statement merely assumes evolution, again – the mortal sin of Darwinists.  “Before the Achilles tendon was fully evolved,” right.  Since evolution is already a fact to these dogmatists, it must make perfect sense.  After all, running in circles in a big enough squirrel cage provides the illusion of making progress down a straight track.    Human bodies can be treated like physical objects and described according to physical laws.  Drop yours out a window and you will accelerate at thirty-two feet per second squared till reaching terminal velocity.  The crater you formed can be measured, and the force you generated on impact can be calculated.  The mechanics of running can be described, quantified, and modeled (see 11/18/2004).  This is all wonderful and useful, but says nothing about how humans, and these mechanical abilities, arose.  Nor does it say how we should use them.  Newton needed to look elsewhere for those laws: Walk circumspectly; do not run in vain.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Protest outside Berhampur discom hdqrs

first_imgActivists of the Bijuli Karmachari Milita Manch (BKMM) have started an indefinite dharna in front of the Southco headquarters in Berhampur to protest against the alleged anti-labour policies of the power distribution company involved in electricity distribution in south Odisha districts.The BKMM comprises both serving and retired employees of the power sector. Acting president of the organisation, Panchanan Jena, who is leading the protesters, said it was high time that the Odisha government realised that privatisation of the power sector had been a failure leading to exploitation of both consumers and workers.“During the time of privatisation in 1999, Southco had 2,69,000 electricity consumers, 73 sub-stations of 33/11 kV capacity and 4,400 employees. Now the number of electricity consumers has risen to 15 lakh in south Odisha with more than 150 sub-stations of 33/11 kV capacity. But the number of employees in the power distribution sector in the region has remained almost the same,” said Mr. Jena. Number of consumersWith the increase in the number of consumers, the total number of employees with Southco should have been around 20,000 for proper service, he added.At present, Southco is managing through outsourcing which is leading to exploitation of the work force, said CITU leader Yudhisthir Behera, who also took part in the protest demonstration. In stead of using more trained field staff, Southco is only appointing managerial executives. Most of the field staffs are temporary employees who do not get basic labour rights prescribed by law. The majority of these temporary workers serve under outsourced firms and are ill paid. Although the government has decided to regularise temporary employees after six years of service, this is not being done by Southco, said Mr. Jena.Protesters demanded equal pay for workers serving Southco directly or under outsourced companies. They want all temporary workers to be regularised and provided all facilities recommended by labour laws. These temporary workers face injury and death during repair and maintenance of the power distribution system but are allegedly not compensated properly. The BKMM has demanded ₹20 lakh compensation for the families of workers who die in the line of duty and ₹5 lakh for workers who become invalid due to serious injury.No power distribution company can provide proper service unless it has trained manpower and Southco should realise that, said Mr. Jena. According to him, by neglecting the workforce, Southco was also exploiting its power consumers, mostly those in the rural areas.last_img read more