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State Achieves A 94.1% Seat Belt Usage Rate

State Achieves A 94.1% Seat Belt Usage Rate

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享According to the 2019 Alaska Occupant Protection Use Survey Report, Alaska’s Observed Seat Belt Usage (OSU) rate is 94.1%, which is up from 91.6% in 2018. Commissioner Amanda Price, Department of Public Safety: “All Alaskans are important to us. One death on Alaska’s roads is too many. Wearing your seatbelt, and encouraging your friends and family to do so as well, increases the chances for surviving a collision not just during the holidays but year-round.” In a release from the state Department of Public Safety, this shows that Alaskans are taking safety seriously. Alaska’s highway safety professionals are excited to see this positive change and are hoping it continues through the busy holiday season, especially during Thanksgiving, one of the busiest holiday seasons for America’s roads. For more information about the Alaska Highway Safety Office, please visit https://bit.ly/2qzqGz0.center_img During the 2017 Thanksgiving weekend (6 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, to 5:59 a.m. Monday, November 27), 365 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide. Nighttime proved even more deadly, with 57% of Thanksgiving weekend crashes occurring at night, according to the release. Much like drunk driving, these deaths represent needless tragedies for families across America. These deaths could have been completely prevented with the simple click of a seat belt.last_img read more

Media rights ensure another big pay day for BCCI

Media rights ensure another big pay day for BCCI

first_imgMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – The world’s richest cricket board is poised to get even wealthier after media rights to Indian cricket for the next five years brought spirited bidding yesterday.The e-auction of television and digital rights, a first in cricket, was not concluded but the Indian board (BCCI) received a bid of 44.4 billion Indian rupees ($683 million) for consolidated global rights from an unidentified bidder.“The online auction will now resume today … from the same stage,” the BCCI said in a statement. Star India paid 38.5 billion rupees for the rights to broadcast India’s home matches for the 2012-2018 cycle. The BCCI had consolidated its position as the world’s richest cricket board in September with the game’s biggest TV deal when it sold Indian Premier League’s (IPL) global media rights to Star India for a staggering $2.52 billion.Six companies, including Facebook and Google, initially entered the fray to bid for 102 matches in India from June, 2018 to March, 2023.“Following scrutiny, Star India Private Ltd, Reliance Industries Limited, and Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited were found eligible to submit online financial bids,” the BCCI said. ($1 = 65 Indian rupees)last_img read more

Steyn, Tahir dazzle in South Africa’s crushing series win

Steyn, Tahir dazzle in South Africa’s crushing series win

first_imgDALE Steyn made a welcome return to ODI cricket by cracking a crucial innings of 60 and picking up two scalps, while Imran Tahir bagged a six-wicket haul to power South Africa to a thumping 120-run win against Zimbabwe and help them take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series.While chasing down a target of 199 on a surface where there was considerable variable bounce, South Africa just ripped through the cream of Zimbabwe’s batting unit to leave them in tatters.Steyn started the slide by snuffing out Solomon Mire with a nip-backer. After losing the first wicket, Craig Ervine and Hamilton Masakadza (27), playing in his 200th ODI, survived testing spells from Lungi Ngidi and Steyn before the former fell to a stunner of a catch by Andile Phehlukwayo. The all-rounder flew to his right at mid-wicket and plucked an excellent catch.By then, Zimbabwe’s chances of hunting down the target rested in the hands of senior players – Brendan Taylor and Masakadza.Unfortunately, for the visitors, Taylor was trapped in front in the 14th over by Tahir. Masakadza soon followed him back to the pavilion after he fell to Lungi Ngidi. The ball seemed to be angling down leg, but the umpire answered the loud appeal for an lbw in the affirmative.Masakadza’s wicket opened the floodgates for Tahir to run through the rest of the batting order. The veteran spinner used his googly and the straighter one to deadly effect to trigger a major collapse, with Zimbabwe losing seven wickets for an addition of just 21 runs.Tendai Chatara and Donald Tiripano delayed the inevitable before the former pulled one straight to the fielder positioned at deep mid-wicket as South Africa finished the formalities.Earlier, Steyn and Phehlukwayo had shared a crucial stand of 75 for the eighth wicket to haul South Africa out of troubled waters and steer them to a respectable total.With the home team in dire straits at 101 for 7, Steyn joined forces with Phehlukwayo to lift the spirits of the side. Steyn, who also notched his maiden fifty in ODIs, turned out to be the more aggressive of the two. In the 37th over of the innings, Steyn upped the ante with a sweetly-played drive off Sean Williams. Two overs later, he clubbed Chatara for three boundaries.Just when the duo seemed to be taking the home team into a decent position, Phehlukwayo was dismissed via a strangle down the leg side off Chatara.The all-rounder wasn’t too pleased with the decision but replays confirmed that he had got a faint tickle. Despite losing Imran Tahir at the other end, Steyn continued to flourish, evidenced by the straight six he crunched off Williams to bring up his fifty.The veteran pacer, who came into the side after the hosts decided to rest Kagiso Rabada, also showed the required batting aptitude to shepherd the No. 11 batsman, Ngidi, and stitch a useful alliance of 21 for the final wicket. Eventually, Steyn fell to Tiripano in the 48th over as Zimbabwe wrapped up the innings.On the other hand, for long periods of the innings, Zimbabwe’s bowlers had bowled with diligence and discipline. Kyle Jarvis, Chatara, Brandon Mavuta and Tiripano all targeted the stumps and were duly rewarded with nine scalps among them.Zimbabwe now will look for a consolation win when they take on South Africa in the final ODI of the series in Boland Park on October 6.Brief scores: South Africa 198 in 47.3 overs (Dale Steyn 60, Aiden Markram 35; Tendal Chatara 3-42) beat Zimbabwe 78 in 24 overs (Hamilton Masakadza 27; Imran Tahir 6-24) by 120 runs. (Cricbuzz.com)last_img read more

QPR defender Rangel out for up to nine months

QPR defender Rangel out for up to nine months

first_imgSee also:QPR defender Rangel suffers Achilles injuryQPR hopeful Hugill will return against MillwallQPR accept offer for Osayi-SamuelWest Ham interested in QPR star EzeQPR players set to be offered new contracts QPR defender Angel Rangel faces up to nine months out with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Rangel was carried off on a stretcher during this week’s 1-1 draw at Luton. He is approaching the end of his contract and turns 38 in October.AdChoices广告Rangers say the issue of his future will not be addressed until after he has surgery next week.Dr Imtiaz Ahmad, QPR’s head of medical services, told the club website: “This is desperately disappointing news for Angel.“He will have the operation on Monday, which is being conducted by a leading foot and ankle specialist.“Rehab for this type of injury can take between six to nine months.“Angel was naturally disappointed when the injury was confirmed but he has come to grips with it very quickly and is OK within himself.”Manager Mark Warburton added: “This is a devastating blow for Angel. He has been a great servant for the club and a fantastic mentor to our younger players.“Dr Ahmad has made sure that one of the best specialists in the country, if not Europe, will be conducting the surgery so he is in the very best hands.“It wouldn’t be right to make any further comment regarding Angel’s future until after the surgery has been completed.”Rangel joined QPR in the summer of 2018 after being released by Swansea City, where he spent 11 years.last_img read more

Ireland’s 2019 Longines FEI Nations Cup campaign to focus on La Baule, Sopot, Hickstead and Dublin

Ireland’s 2019 Longines FEI Nations Cup campaign to focus on La Baule, Sopot, Hickstead and Dublin

first_img The list of venues that Ireland will compete at during the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup season has been announced, with Rodrigo Pessoa’s Irish team, sponsored by Devenish and The Underwriting Exchange, set to begin their Europe Division 1 campaign at La Baule in France on May 19th.Following the season opener in La Baule, Ireland will travel to Sopot in Poland for their second points-scoring outing on June 16th. Hickstead in England will be Ireland’s next chance to pick up points on July 28th, where Ireland will be hoping to repeat their victory from last season. Ireland’s final opportunity to score points will come on home soil at the Dublin Horse Show on August 9th, where the coveted Aga Khan trophy will be up for grabs.For the 2019 season, each of the top-tier teams can take part at four venues, with all four results counting for points on the league table. Ireland finished as runners-up on the 2018 Nations Cup league table to book their place in the Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona – where they went on to take third place on the podium.The 2019 Longines FEI Nations Cup Final will return to Barcelona (ESP) in October and will have the added incentive of offering the very last Olympic qualification place for teams who have not yet qualified for Tokyo 2020 at that stage.Along with the four Europe Division 1 Longines FEI Nations Cup points-scoring fixtures, Ireland will also field teams during the season at some Nations Cup fixtures outside Europe and at several Promotional/Division 2 venues.Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian Home  »  General  »  Ireland’s 2019 Longines FEI Nations Cup campaign to focus on La Baule, Sopot, Hickstead and Dublin Ireland’s 2019 Longines FEI Nations Cup campaign to focus on La Baule, Sopot, Hickstead and Dublin 11 January 2019, 10:30 Tags:last_img read more

Tottenham appoint Freund as assistant head coach

Tottenham appoint Freund as assistant head coach

first_imgFormer midfielder returns to Spurs to become Andre Villas-Boas’s number two.Tottenham Hotspur have announced the appointment of Steffen Freund as their assistant head coach.The former Germany international has become Andre Villas-Boas’s second-in-command in a new coaching set-up that includes first team fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha, head of opposition scouting Daniel Sousa, first team coach Luis Martins and goalkeeping coach Tony Parks.Freund is no stranger to White Hart Lane, having spent five seasons as a Tottenham player between 1998 and 2003 during which time he helped the Barclays Premier League side win the 1999 League Cup and achieved such a cult following he was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.The 42-year-old, who collected a winner’s medal at the UEFA European Championship in 1996, made 120 appearances for Spurs after signing from Borussia Dortmund.Freund’s coaching career has taken in spells with the German national side at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-20 level and the former midfielder also served as assistant coach to Berti Vogts for the Nigerian national side.last_img read more

Dana White doubts Khabib Nurmagomedov-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight will happen

Dana White doubts Khabib Nurmagomedov-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight will happen

first_imgMORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 80 fight nights a year “I actually had a meeting yesterday in Los Angeles about this,” White said. “I don’t want to say anything that makes it sound like, ‘Oh wow, this could happen.’ But we had talks yesterday.”I don’t think it’s going to happen. I don’t think the fight would happen in the UFC, but they didn’t say no.”Mayweather said last month that he would be willing to box Nurmagomedov, though White was quick to shut down the idea as he challenged the retired boxer to bring his skills to the octagon instead.”Listen, if Mayweather wants to fight, come fight,” White said. “You fight in the UFC. We’re not boxing him. We did that once. That’s over. “You want to fight? You come fight a real fight.”Mayweather (50-0) maintained his perfect record when he defeated Conor McGregor in the ring last year. Nurmagomedov (27-0) then defended his UFC lightweight belt against McGregor as he made his MMA return earlier this month, though the two have been banned “indefinitely” as the Nevada State Athletic Commission continues its investigation into the brawl that occurred after their fight at UFC 229.Mayweather previously had been linked to a switch to UFC, but neither his nor Nurmagomedov’s camp has addressed the terms of a possible fight. A Khabib Nurmagomedov-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight may not be in the cards.UFC president Dana White confirmed on ESPN’s “Get Up!” on Thursday that he had met with Mayweather’s associates to discuss a potential promotion but doesn’t believe a bout will be negotiated.last_img read more

Samuel L. Jackson to kick-start his TV career in potential series, “Old Man”

Samuel L. Jackson to kick-start his TV career in potential series, “Old Man”

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Samuel L. Jackson is looking to bring his star power to television.According to Deadline, Jackson has been tapped for the leading role in a TV series currently being pitched from Black Sails co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg and Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield.The potential series, titled Old Man, is based on the 2017 novel by Thomas Perry. Similar to the book, the series is set to follow widower Dan Chase, played by Jackson, who is an “average Vermont retiree” with a dark secret. After being on the run for many years from people who want him dead, Chase suddenly finds himself caught “in the crosshairs.”Deadline says the series is currently being pitched to the likes of FX, TNT, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, with “multiple offers” already on the table.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Champion runner Sir Roger Bannister dies at 88

Champion runner Sir Roger Bannister dies at 88

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Sir Roger Bannister, who was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, died on Saturday in Oxford, England, the BBC reports. He was 88.Bannister broke the four minute mile in Oxford on May 6, 1954, completing the feat in three minutes and 59.4 seconds, according to ESPN. At the time, it was thought impossible that anyone could break the four minute mark. He completed the feat more than once.Bannister stopped running to pursue a medical career. He was knighted in 1975 for his service as the first Chairman of Britain’s Sports Council, according to The Telegraph.Legendary runners paid tribute to the British legend on social media, including fellow countryman Mo Farah.Bannister was born in 1929 in Harrow, England. He leaves behind his wife Moyra Jacobsson, their two sons, two daughters, and 14 grandchildren.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

In a season of ups and downs, mostly ups, ex-Ute Matt Gay is enjoying his NFL experience at Tampa Bay

In a season of ups and downs, mostly ups, ex-Ute Matt Gay is enjoying his NFL experience at Tampa Bay

first_img Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Matt Gay (9) warms up before an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Matt Gay 2019 statistics with Buccaneers FG made Long FG The day before, Gay had been on the sidelines a few miles away at Husky Stadium, wearing a Tampa Bay hat, cheering his former teammates to a big victory over Washington.“It was cool to see those guys — they’re having a great year, a heckuva season,” said Gay, who said he mostly keeps in touch with the Ute specialists as well as star running back Zack Moss.“I haven’t performed as well as I want to, haven’t performed to my ability, I don’t think,” he said. “As a rookie, you figure out some new things and make some adjustments. I’m happy with where I’m at, but I don’t think it’s up to par with what I think I can do.”Gay and his wife have a two-month-old son, born the week before the opening game and he said they’ve settled into life in Tampa well. “We’re loving it,” he said. “It’s a nice city, good people out there, we’re settling into a lot of changes in the last few months.” Gay is well aware of the life an NFL placekicker lives with two extremes — players who get released after a couple of poor performances or those who last into their 40s like Indianapolis’ Adam Vinatieri or Atlanta’s Matt Bryant. “You want to have goals and I have high expectations for myself,” he said. “I want to be the best kicker in the NFL. I don’t like to be average in anything I do. I like to strive for perfection, strive for excellence, just taking it one kick at a time, obviously, but the end goal is to become one of the greats.” Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9) makes a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL football game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Matt Gay (9) warms up before an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9) makes a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL football game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SEATTLE — Except for that one bad day earlier in the season, it’s been a successful and productive rookie season for former Utah placekicker Matt Gay.The two-time first team all-Pac-12 selection and Lou Groza Award winner was the first kicker taken overall in last year’s NFL Draft selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were looking to solve a decade’s worth of frustration at the placekicker position.The Bucs had run through 11 different kickers since 2008 before drafting Gay, who was one of just two kickers taken in the draft and inked a four-year $2.8 million contract with a signing bonus of $325,772. PAT att. 16 19 After booting a pair of field goals against Seattle last week, Gay is now tied for sixth in the NFL in field goals with 16 on the season, tied for 11th in percentage at 84.2 percent and his 58-yarder against the Rams is tied for the second-longest in the NFL this year. “Yeah it’s been good, there’s been ups and there’s been downs but overall I feel like I’m adjusting and getting the hang of it,” he told the Deseret News last week after his team lost to the Seahawks in overtime. “It’s kind of come full circle from when I started kicking and I look back to see how far I’ve come. There’s still a long way to go for me. I have high expectations. I need to keep trending up.” 20 Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Related Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Gay has been trending up since a Sept. 22 game against the New York Giants when he had his biggest down as he missed two extra points (one blocked) and after kicking four field goals in the game, missed a 34-yarder in the final seconds that would have won the game.After the 32-31 loss, there was speculation in the media and on fan websites that Gay could be fired right then and there, perhaps an overreaction to all the placekicking troubles the franchise had experienced over the past decade. Such a thing has happened many times over the years in the NFL. However, Bucs coach Bruce Arians was supportive, saying of Gay “he ain’t going anywhere.” As for the Bucs’ bad luck with kickers, Arians said, “This history (expletive) — this is a new team. Just go kick it.”Since that bad day in September, Gay hasn’t missed an extra point and has made nine of 10 field goals. His only miss was a 50-yarder at the end of the first half against Seattle, his first miss from over 50 yards in four tries. Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9) kicks a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL football game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9) kicks a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL football game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9) stands during the national anthem before the Tampa Bay-Seattle NFL football game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.center_img Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Long FG Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marquise Blair (27) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9), teammates a year ago at the University of Utah, meet after the Seattle-Tampa Bay NFL game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. FG att. 58 Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marquise Blair (27) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9), teammates a year ago at the University of Utah, meet after the Seattle-Tampa Bay NFL game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Tampa Bay Buccaneer and former Ute Matt Gay watches the Utes in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Utah won 33-28. Of his NFL experience, Gay said “it’s kind of what I expected for the most part,” but he acknowledges that the pressure is much more intense at the pro level.“Everything is much more serious than college, every kick matters a lot more than it did,” he said. “In college you’re not stressed about missing a kick and then losing your scholarship and losing your job. Here in the NFL, you can have one bad week and you could be sent home.”Thankfully for him that didn’t happen seven weeks ago.Not that there was no pressure in college, but Gay said he’s had to adjust his mindset for every minute from practice through the games.“You want to have goals and I have high expectations for myself. I want to be the best kicker in the NFL. I don’t like to be average in anything I do. I like to strive for perfection, strive for excellence, just taking it one kick at a time, obviously, but the end goal is to become one of the greats.” — Matt Gay“Every kick matters, every rep matters, there’s more pressure. Even in practice, everyone’s watching your stuff too. You can’t just come out lazy in practice and take a day off. Every single kick in practice and games — it all matters, there’s more on the line.”Gay’s story, his dramatic rise from college soccer player at Utah Valley University to becoming the national Lou Groza Award winner in one year, has been well-documented. Even to Gay, it’s a blur to remember how he walked on at the U. and quickly rose from third-string and got the job because the starting kicker barely missed a 45-yard field goal in the first game.“He had a great couple of years here and really came out of nowhere,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. “He just showed up at our doorstep and was a guy that had a lot of natural ability but didn’t have much football experience — and ended up becoming a tremendous kicker, one of the best kickers in the country.”Gay claims he had big aspirations from the start.“That was a goal when I started to kick,” he said. “I was going to go for it to be in the NFL, when I set out to do this. I said ‘I’m going to go for it quickly into my career at Utah, I’ve got a shot at this.’ Looking back, I didn’t think I’d actually get here, but here I am.”This year, the lack of wins — the Buccaneers fell to 2-6 with the overtime loss to Seattle — has been hard on Gay, who was used to winning in his two years at Utah, including last season’s Pac-12 South title.He was down after the Seattle defeat, lamenting his miss at the end of the first half that could have made a difference in the outcome since the Bucs lost in overtime.“It was left . . . I pulled it . . . rushed the process and came into it too quick,” he said, dissecting his miss. 22 FG att. FG made Tampa Bay Buccaneer and former Ute Matt Gay watches the Utes in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Utah won 33-28. Tampa Bay Buccaneer and former Ute Matt Gay watches the Utes in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Utah won 33-28. Grid View Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Former Utah Ute and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay (9) stands during the national anthem before the Tampa Bay-Seattle NFL football game in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. How two former Utah Ute teammates are turning heads with the Seattle Seahawks PAT made PAT att. PAT made Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret Newslast_img read more