Hotshots, Stallions, Commanders, Fleet make up Alliance West

first_imgSeptember 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hotshots, Stallions, Commanders, Fleet make up Alliance West Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWith nicknames that certainly make sense for their regions, the Alliance of American Football unveiled the names and logos of their West Division teams on Tuesday.They are the Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet.Last week, the spring league that begins play the weekend after the Super Bowl revealed the Orlando Apollos, Atlanta Legends, Memphis Express and Birmingham Iron.The Hotshots will play at Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State campus and be coached by Rick Neuheisel. The Stallions’ home will be Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus and Dennis Erickson will be the coach. The Fleet will have San Diego County Credit Union Stadium, the former field of the NFL’s Chargers, as their home and will be coached by Mike Martz. San Antonio plays in the Alamodome with Mike Riley as coach.“Today we release the names and logos of our Alliance West teams with enthusiasm and pride as we give our final four teams their identity within our league,” said Charlie Ebersol, a co-founder of the Alliance along with Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian. “I can’t wait to start seeing fans wearing their team colors and joining our Alliance.”The league will play a 10-game schedule, with playoffs ending in late April.Arizona’s nickname pays tribute to the firefighters organized by the U.S. Forest Service and other federal, state and county agencies that battle wildland fires across the country. Their colors will be forest green, orange and golden yellow, with crossed axes in the logo standing for pulaskis, a cutting and digging tool used by firefighters.Salt Lake’s name of Stallions is inspired by the Bonneville Salt Flats where world land speed records have been set and broken for decades. The Stallions’ colors are sky blue, royal blue and silver.For San Antonio, which has had more than three centuries of military presence with one of the nation’s largest active and retired military populations, the nickname honors those who serve. Team colors feature maroon, which is used in the official city logo; silver, in reference to dress military swords carried by officers; and the familiar red of the Texas state flag. The logo includes a depiction of the Alamo.Fleet pays homage to San Diego’s naval community and players will wear yellow, representative of the city’s sunny weather, and the gray of Navy ships. Tags: Alliance of American Football/Dennis Erickson/Salt Lake Stallions Associated Presslast_img read more

Northen Foods signs skills deal

first_imgNorthern Foods has signed a multi-union National Learning Agreement.It has teamed up with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, the Transport & General Workers Union and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers to give employees access to a wide range of courses from numeracy and literacy through to the European Computer Driving Licence.This will build on its growing number of onsite learning centres.The company will also continue to concentrate on learning initiatives such as Skills for Life and will work with organisations such as unionlearn – the TUC’s learning and skills project – college providers and Sector Skills Councils to make sure that the Learning Agreement is successful.last_img read more

The power of dreams

first_imgAfter Trisha Coburn’s doctor told her she was in good health, Coburn said she had a dream in which a disembodied voice told her to “look deeper.” Fearful, the 46-year-old Coburn returned to her doctor and asked him to look into the deepest part of her body: her colon. She said the skeptical doctor’s examination detected colon cancer, treatable only because it had been detected early.Kimberley C. Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at Harvard Divinity School, relayed that story to make a larger point. Patton describes dreams as “a language of enigmatic parable” that Western culture generally prefers to dismiss. “There’s a devaluation of dreams in the West,” said Patton, something the ancients would have found incomprehensible.Speaking at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography on April 5, she offered a wide-ranging, provocative, 75-minute talk, “Divination Through the History of Dreaming,” that moved from antiquity to the present. For the ancients, Patton noted, dreams were potentially divinely sent messages, fraught with meaning about the future, and having the potential to heal or offer solutions to life’s biggest problems.Patton also addressed contemporary, Western views of dreaming from the likes of psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. “Freud argued that dreams are a kind of wish” which “reveal hidden conflicts,” said Patton. As for Jung, he believed that “dreams do have a language, but it’s scarcely logical. It makes greater use of the visual,” and thus needs interpretation.The idea that seemed obvious to the ancient world — that dreams could foretell events — is largely dismissed today in the West, where dreams are generally viewed as “unreal, private, self-created, and limited to the dreamer’s past or present experience,” Patton said.“Traditional religious cultures take dreaming very seriously,” Patton told the audience in Haller Lecture Hall. She showed them a variety of breathtaking artifacts, including a depiction of the mother of Buddha dreaming about the birth of her son and another, from the Italian Renaissance, of the Virgin Mary dreaming of Christ’s birth and crucifixion.Patton described “dream incubation,” an ancient and traditional process whereby people traveled to a sacred site, engaged in preparatory rituals such as weeping or animal sacrifice, then went to sleep in order to seek help from a god like the healer Asklepios.To illustrate the connections between dream incubation and Christian traditions, Patton showed slides of an old shrine to Asklepios in Turkey where people came to be healed in their dreams. Nearby, she said, is a Christian church dedicated to the twin physicians, St. Cosmas and St. Damian. Inside the church is a dream incubation chamber that could easily fit in at a shrine to Asklepios. Patton described the similarities as “an extraordinary continuity of tradition.”There is obvious tension between polytheistic and monotheistic tradition regarding dreams: For many years, going to a holy site and asking for divine intervention through dream incubation meant “risk[ing] a lapse into polytheism” or inviting accusations of consorting with false prophets. Patton said the interpretation of dreams nonetheless plays an important role in Judeo-Christianity. She pointed to Joseph, “a prophetic dreamer” who was called upon to explain the pharaoh’s nighttime visions, and Daniel, who interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about a massive gold statue. Suspect or not, dreams and their interpretations are present in many places in the Bible.Patton displayed art and artifacts from Native American, Hindu, and other traditions that value dreams for foretelling the future, healing, and more. At one archaeological site in Turkey, people slept on dirt floors under which their ancestors were buried, and believed their dreams were a kind of communion with the wisdom of the dead, she said.With an image of a candle on a screen behind her, Patton closed her lecture by describing a final dream of a dying woman who saw a candle flickering on the windowsill of her hospice room. Suddenly the flame went out, leaving the dreamer in total darkness, and afraid. A few fearful moments later, the candle re-appeared on the other side of the window with its flame flickering again, lighting up the room from the outside.last_img read more

EPL: Spurs eye sixth spot finish

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Venue: Selhurst Park Kick off: 4PMTottenham Hotspur will be looking to snatch sixth position from Wolverhampton Wanderers when they finish their 2019-20 Premier League campaign away to struggling Crystal Palace this afternoon. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, one point behind sixth-placed Wolves, while Palace have slipped into 14th following a run of seven straight defeats.Palace’s form since beating Bournemouth on June 20 has been incredibly disappointing, losing each of their last seven in the Premier League to go from top-half challengers to a side occupying 14th spot in the table.The Eagles cannot finish lower than 14th regardless of what happens on Sunday, but they could take 13th away from Newcastle United depending on what occurs on the final weekend, with the Magpies taking on Liverpool.Roy Hodgson’s side have lost each of their last three league games at Selhurst Park to Burnley, Chelsea and Manchester United, and it would be fair to say that their performance levels have seriously dipped since reaching 40 points, which will have disappointed their supporters.It promises to be an interesting summer transfer window for the club as Hodgson has recently spoken of his desire to sign a new striker, with the London outfit once again struggling for goals, netting just 30 times in the league, which is the second worst record behind already-relegated Norwich City. Spurs, on the other hand, will enter this weekend’s match in impressive form, having won each of their last three in the Premier League.Jose Mourinho’s side lost at Sheffield United on July 2 but have won four and drawn one of their five matches since, including victories over Arsenal and Leicester City in two of their last three during a strong run of form.There is no question that Mourinho will be keen to boost his squad this summer, but there have been plenty of positive signs in recent games, and a spot in next season’s Europa League could be on the cards.Spurs are guaranteed to finish at least seventh in the league, which would bring a Europa League place for the 2020-21 campaign providing that Chelsea win the FA Cup.As mentioned, though, the capital side are only a point behind sixth-placed Wolves, who go to Chelsea on Sunday, and claiming sixth would be a success for Spurs considering their problems during the season. Palace possible XI: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Kelly, Mitchell, Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew. Tottenham possible XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Lo Celso, Sissoko, Son, Alli, Lucas, Kane.Tags: Crystal PalaceJose MourinhoTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

NZ vs IND 3rd T20 Review: Rohit Sharma hits 12 off the last 2…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/GettyAdvertisement 3p8ptmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj1k2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4vc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d2qqgfWould you ever consider trying this?😱bbCan your students do this? 🌚tuemRoller skating! Powered by Firework After an outlandish draw leading to a highly tensed tie breaker super over, the match finally goes to Team India as they trample New Zealand for the third consecutive time in the ongoing T20 series today at Seddon Park cricket ground. Commanding the team to victory from an astoundingly difficult position was none other than Rohit Sharma, who destroyed the opposition with two back to back sixes in the super over.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/GettyAfter equalling India’s score of 179 in the second innings, New Zealand were the first to bat in the super over. Facing the superstar Jasprit Bumrah, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill set a target of 18 for the visitors.After a boundary from KL Rahul, the strike went to the talented Rohit Sharma. From a near impossible requirement of 10 runs off 2 balls, the swashbuckling opener sent Tim Southee’s last two deliveries away and beyond into the stands.Advertisement In the post match interview, Rohit Sharma revealed that it was the first time for him to bat in a super over.“Never done that before. I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or wait for a while. I just wanted to stay still and then try my best. Good performance with the bat, disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though.” Sharma told reporters.Advertisement The 32 year old, who impressed in the first innings with a stormy 65 runs off 40 balls including six fours and three sixes, was selected the Man of the Match.“I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the main players need to step up.” he added.Check out Rohit Sharma’s double over boundary from the super over int he video below, courtesy of Twitter fan account @Im_Ro45FC.Video : Rohit Sharma 2 Sixes In Last 2 Ball In Superover Against New ZealandWatch & Retweet & Don’t Forget To Follow Our Page#RohitSharma— Rohit Sharma Fan Club (@Im_Ro45FC) January 29, 2020Kane Williamson, who’s spectacular knock of 48-ball-95 ultimately fell short of victory for the Black Caps, lamented that the tie breakers have never proven to be lucky for them.“Super overs haven’t been too successful for us. India showed their experience in the crunch situation. We bowled well after they got off to a superb start. Very disappointing.” the host skipper told reporters.Losing his wicket to Mohammed Shami in the last over, the 29 year old fell just five runs shorter from his first ever T20 international century.Williamson continued: “It was nice to spend some time in the middle. It was disappointing not to cross the finishing lines. It is a game of small margins. It was a much better performance from us.”Eulogy came from Virat Kohli, not just for his brilliant vice captain but also for his bowlers.“Rohit was superb for us. When Shami bowled those two dot balls, I thought we can go to super over. In the super over, Kane came out and smashed Bumrah who is one of best death over bowler in World Cricket.” the Men in Blues skipper said in the interview.With a lead of 3-0 for India, the penultimate match of the series takes place this Friday at the Wellington Regional Stadium.Also read-Virat Kohli reacts after India pulls off massive chase: ‘80% of the crowd was behind us!’See which young star India’s batting coach has predicted a big future for! Advertisementlast_img read more