THE UCLA defense spent last season making second-tier running backs look like Adrian Peterson. Saturday, a reportedly much improved squad gets a chance to reverse that trend. The Bruins, 2-0 after glorified scrimmages against San Diego State and Rice, get their first real opponent of the season in Oklahoma, a team that began the year with national-title aspirations but is now struggling to stay in the top 25. All told, the Bruins allowed seven 100-yard rushers and four 200-yard rushers in 2004. UCLA coach Karl Dorrell oozed confidence Monday, asserting this UCLA defense is better against the run than the 2004 squad and noting the team’s success against running backs its first two games. “A year ago, Rice was the top rushing offense in the country and we held them under 200 yards and 255 yards of total offense,” Dorrell said. “It’s hard to do that versus an option team.” That might be so, but Rice running backs John Wall, who led the team Saturday with 58 yards on four carries, and Andrew Cates, who was second with 50 yards on 10 carries, are a far cry from Peterson, who set an NCAA freshman record last season with 1,925 rushing yards and finished second to USC’s Matt Leinart in Heisman Trophy voting. Peterson gained 220 yards and scored three touchdowns on 37 carries Saturday against Tulsa, shouldering the load to offset the Sooners’ hapless passing game. Oklahoma scored on three of five second-half possessions, none of which included a pass attempt. TCU defeated Oklahoma 17-10 by adding an eighth player to the defensive front and forcing the Sooners’ unheralded quarterbacks to throw the ball. Tulsa tried the same system, but Oklahoma went with the run anyway and Peterson wore the front down in the second half and broke through in a closer-than-it-sounds 31-15 Sooners victory. The Bruins’ game plan should be the same. Whether they succeed as TCU did or fail like Tulsa will show whether or not their defense has improved. As Dorrell said: “This game is a measuring stick to see what we’re all about.” — Walter Hammerwold can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA enters Saturday’s game at the Rose Bowl a 6 1/2-point favorite, but the Sooners should provide the Bruins with a bigger test than their lackluster performances against TCU and Tulsa would indicate. UCLA’s rush defense ranked 105th last season, and the presence of Peterson, the lone weapon on what has become a one-dimensional Sooners offense, will show the Bruins how far their defense has or has not come. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Peterson was suspended from practice Monday and Tuesday for missing classes but will likely play Saturday, according to press accounts quoting Sooners coach Bob Stoops. “They’re going to come out and run the ball,” UCLA defensive back Jarrad Page said. “They have a lot of weapons, and we know he (Peterson) is going to be coming right at us.” Opponents’ running games were the bane of UCLA’s existence last season, with missed tackles, inexperience and a general lack of athleticism all serving as contributing factors. The Bruins fielded a young front seven that frequently found itself outmatched by relatively average offenses. And the Bruins secondary often found itself having to chase down rushers in the open field. Good but not great running back Vernand Morency of Oklahoma State hung 261 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the Bruins in their 2004 season opener, and the Cowboys as a team ran for 426. Washington State’s Jerome Harrison, a running back more renowned for his junior-college prowess at Pasadena City College than anything he has done in Division I, gained more than a quarter of his 2004 season total of 900 yards in a 247-yard, three-touchdown performance against UCLA.
Miley Cyrus has taken to twitter to support a new indy film that challenges censorship laws in the US.Miley Cyrus Free The NippleOn Wednesday (Dec. 11), the 21-year-old singer tweeted to support the Free the Nipple campaign by posting a photo of herself holding a large, fake nipple over her left eye. Miley, who is known for her edgy style is now speaking out on behalf of the film, FREE THE NIPPLE. The singer recently wore a provocative campaign t-shirt at an after party for Jingle Ball and has since tweeted several times to fans and with Cosmopolitan.Miley Cyrus Supports Free The Nipple CampaignOther celebrities like Kellan Lutz, Russell Simmons and Rumer Willis have shown support by tweeting as well.The film FREE THE NIPPLE poses the question “What is more obscene… A murder or a nipple?” The indy film comes from debut director, Lina Esco who wanted to challenge the backwards censorship laws in America. The controversial film, which stars Lola Kirke, Monique Coleman, Casey LaBow and Janeane Garofalo is based on the true events of two women who ignite a revolution to fight the backward censorship laws in America. The story explores why there is so much controversy over a woman’s nipple while an American child will see over 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 murders on Network TV before they turn 18.In an ironic twist, the movie is facing NC-17 censorship from the MPAA, thus Miley and other celebrities have gotten on board to raise awareness and funds for the cause via www.fundanything.com/freethenipple.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Smart tech” devices are among the top gift items this year, according to the Consumer Technology Association.Ryland Madison, Director of Product Management at Cox Communications, visited Good Morning San Diego to bring awareness to the importance of protecting your technology.According to the CTA, technology spending during the 2018 holiday season will reach $96.1 billion in revenue in the United States.Some advice from Cox Communications:· Change passwords regularly, and be sure to change the default password for each device. These default passwords can often be found online with an easy search.· Use two-factor authentication or use a password generator that will provide you a random code to use. Don’t write down your passwords.· Keep software updated. Learn how to update it as soon as you bring it home. Don’t ignore the update notifications you may receive, and also do an online search periodically to find any updates you may be missing. The updates often provide security patches to deal with identified vulnerabilities.· Be aware of the “trade-offs” – because they track behaviors, data around home life can be a commodity. – so read the fine print (i.e. terms of service) and know what you are signing up for.· Consider setting up a separate wi-fi network for just your smart home / home automation devices.· Do your research, read reviews – does the company you are buying from update their software enough to protect from the latest threats? You want to make sure they have a strong reputation. Do they push the update to the device, or do you have to download it?· Stick to well-known brands – especially when it comes to smart speakers, and make sure they have a physical mute button. Off brands may not, and they are not easily bypassed. Sometimes it’s best to wait to adopt smart home tech when it is in its second or third generation. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom December 6, 2018 Strengthening tech security around the holidays KUSI Newsroom,
WILMINGTON, MA — Lena (Fontana) Mercuri, age 77, of Wilmington, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died peacefully on December 22, 2018.Lena was the beloved wife of Raymond Mercuri, loving mother of Raymond Mercuri and his companion Dawn Young of Chelmsford, Mark Mercuri of Wilmington and the late Michael Mercuri, loving “Noni” of Shane and Cody Mercuri of Tewksbury, cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Rosemarie (Cantera) Fontana, dear sister of Rosemarie Buckley & her husband William and the late Louise Hall & her husband Paul all of Foxborough. Lena is also survived by many loving relatives, nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather for a Funeral on Saturday, December 29th, at 10:00 a.m. at Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62), Wilmington, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, December 28th, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Lena’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Attn: Gift Box Program, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; VNA of Middlesex East Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, #5000, Woburn, MA 01801 or a charity of your choice.Lena (Fontana) Mercuri(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”
X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /07:37 A year ago today (July 7, 2016), a gunman opened fire on a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas. When the shooting was over, five police officers were dead.The attack shook the law enforcement community both in the Dallas area and around the country – including here in Houston. But did it help or hinder recruitment for our understaffed police department? On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we hear from Ray Hunt of the Houston Police Officers Union, who says it may have done both.Meanwhile, in the year since the attack, the Dallas Police Department has been buffeted by the retirement of a chief, a contentious pension battle and a continuing exodus of officers. From our partner station in Dallas, KERA, Christopher Connelly takes a look at life as a Dallas cop though the eyes of two brand new officers. Listen Share
Kolkata: Mystery has deepened on what prompted Ramakrishna Math and Mission to cancel the scheduled visit of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Chicago. Banerjee was scheduled to visit Chicago to attend a programme of the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission on August 26 to mark the 125th anniversary celebrations of the historic Parliament of World’s Religions that had catapulted Vivekananda to the world stage… and to a permanent place in global history. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAlthough the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago mentioned in a letter to the Chief Minister that the programme has been cancelled due to the death of Assistant General Secretary Swami Abhiramananda and other “unforeseen difficulties”, it is not clear to many how his death in Howrah could be the reason behind cancelling the programme in Chicago.According to sources, Ramakrishna Math and Mission succumbed to the pressure of the Ministry of External Affairs as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is himself visiting Chicago to attend a programme on the 125th anniversary of the Parliament of World’s Religions that has been arranged by a Hindu organisation. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn the letter to the Chief Minister dated June 11, Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago President Swami Ishatmananda stated, “We are thankful that you accepted our invitation to attend our programme celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Parliament of World’s Religions, which was to be held at the Art Institute of Chicago on August 26.”Explaining the reason behind cancellation of the programme, Swami Ishatmananda maintained in the letter, “We are sorry to inform you that due to the sudden demise of Swami Abhiramananda, Assistant General Secretary, Trustee of Ramakrishna Mission and member of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission, as well as unforeseen difficulties, we have had to cancel the August 26 programme. We remain ever thankful for your support and regret any inconvenience this may cause you.” It may be mentioned that the body of Swami Abhiramananda was found in the river Hooghly near a ghat at Belur in Howrah on June 8.The Chief Minister’s scheduled visits to China and Chicago were cancelled within a gap of a few days and it prompted political observers to suspect that the developments are not just mere coincidences. Instead, they are conjecturing that there is a “strong enough political reason” behind the cancellation of Banerjee’s trip to Chicago as her visit was scheduled within a few days of Modi’s visit.Interestingly, the Chief Minister’s visit to China had to be cancelled just a few hours ahead of the journey on Friday as “the political meetings at appropriate level” could not be confirmed.This happened despite the fact that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a couple of months ago recommended that Banerjee lead a delegation to China under the Union Government’s Exchange Programme with the Communist Party of China’s International Department.So political experts are considering “negligence” in the Centre’s part for “lack of confirmation of the meeting at the appropriate level”.It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister’s Chicago trip has been cancelled when her government has decided to take up character building programmes in schools as a part of the celebration of 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s address at the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago.A programme will also be organised at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in which 1 lakh students and youths will be participating.
Kolkata: The state government will soon fill up the vacancies in the Mass Education Extension and Library Services department, Siddiqullah Chowdhury, Minister of State of the department said on Saturday.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Today is International Literacy Day. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our Govt is committed to spreading the light of education among all.” He was addressing a gathering to celebrate the International Literacy Day at Rabindra Sadan on Saturday afternoon. He said as per the 2011 Census, the literacy rate in Bengal is 76 percent but has gone up by at least another 9-10 percent. According to 2011 Census, literacy rate in Bihar is 55 percent, Odisha is 69 percent, Assam is 62 percent and Jharkhand 60 percent. He said steps have already been taken to expedite the literacy drive in all the districts. In Bengal, West Midnapore has the highest literacy rate that is 92 percent while in Uttar Dinajpur and Purulia, the rates are 69 percent and 64 percent respectively. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSaugata Roy, the party’s MP, alleged that the Centre was not providing funds to carry out literacy drives whereas the national rate of literacy is 73 percent compared to Bengal’s 76 percent.Shashi Panja, state minister for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, added that mere literacy is not enough and the neo-literates should be included in the skill development schemes of the state government.Bratya Basu, state IT minister, assured that the department was ready to provide every cooperation to the Mass Education and Library Services department. The way Bengal has become the No. 1 state in the country in 100 days’ work, it is not very far off from becoming the No. 1 state in literacy in India, he hoped.State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said in the past seven years, Bengal has made immense development in education. Literacy drives have been conducted in every Block.
January 31, 2017 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min read There’s been drawn-out hype over Apple’s “Campus 2.” People are excited for the final result — and they can get a pretty good taste of what’s to come with a recently released video shot by a 4K drone.Despite some damage from poor weather, much outdoor lighting has been installed, as well as a fitness center, a meadow, parking garages and a transit tunnel.Related: How Squarespace Designed a Sophisticated Headquarters Where Grownups Get Things DoneUnfortunately, most of the auditorium is still covered so the inside of the building remains a mystery. The solar roof appears to be 70 percent complete, and parking garages and transit tunnels seem to be in place.Check out the video below for a preview of the new futuristic campus. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global