Bey, Huskies battle past Utah, 83-79 for back-to-back wins

first_img Tags: Jamal Bey/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball/Washington Huskies FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE (AP) — Jamal Bey scored a career-high 28 points on near-perfect shooting, ended two of Utah’s last three possessions with a steal and a defensive rebound, and Washington rallied to an 83-79 win.Bey was 10 of 11 shooting, making all four 3-point attempts for the Huskies, who scored the game’s last eight points. UW has won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Erik Stevenson scored 18 points and Quade Green added 20, hitting 4 of 5 from distance.Branden Carlson led the Utes with a career-high 18 points, Riley Battin and Timmy Allen scored 15 each and Alfonso Plummer 13. January 24, 2021 /Sports News – Local Bey, Huskies battle past Utah, 83-79 for back-to-back wins Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

US Navy Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21

first_img View post tag: Commemorates Training & Education Share this article View post tag: US As announced by NAVADMIN 001/13, the Navy will join the nation in observing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21.Navy commands are encouraged to reflect on the recurring theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!” and increase their knowledge and awareness of Dr. King’s contributions to American history and civil rights by participating in military and community events.Dr. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism during the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.Following in the footsteps of his father, King entered the Christian ministry in February 1948 at the age of 19. He was ordained at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and in 1954, upon completion of graduate studies at Boston University, he accepted a call to serve at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. While ministering there, King became an instrumental leader in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, made famous by the arrest of Rosa Parks. The boycott lasted over a year and led to the 1956 District Court ruling that racial segregation on buses was unconstitutional.Over the course of his lifetime, King was arrested 30 separate times for his participation in civil rights activities.Although King spent the majority of his life preaching on the issues of social justice, empowerment, love and peace, which won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, his attention and efforts also included fighting economic injustice. On April 4, 1968, King journeyed to Memphis, Tenn., to help lead sanitation workers in a protest against low wages and intolerable working conditions. While standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, King was shot and ultimately died.In honor of King’s unfinished efforts, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. The first observance was held Jan. 15, 1986, the anniversary of King’s birthday. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday would be observed every year on the third Monday of January. On Aug. 23, 1994 Congress passed the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and Service Act, designating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of national volunteer service.All commands are strongly encouraged to increase their knowledge and awareness of King’s contributions to American history and civil rights through participation in military and community events and volunteerism within their communities and worldwide.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 6, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Dr View post tag: King View post tag: Defense View post tag: Martin US Navy Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Jr. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Jan View post tag: 21% View post tag: Luther View post tag: Defence View post tag: day January 6, 2013 View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Following Reckers’ replacement, students weigh in on Pizza Pi during grand opening

first_imgNatalie Weber | The Observer Students gathered at the grand opening for Pizza Pi on Friday.According to its website, Pizza Pi will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays, it will stay open until 2 a.m. and on Sundays, it will operate between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the restaurant will be closed.Campus Dining hosted an evening of games, music and giveaways Friday to celebrate the opening of Pizza Pi. Serving hand-crafted pizzas, piadinas and salads, the restaurant also features a bar, which will be open during the evenings on weekends.“For a lot of our students last year, they weren’t able to see this after we closed Reckers,” director of Campus Dining Chris Abayasinghe said. “So, we just felt, especially with the first weekend back, that we’d also tie this in. So maybe seniors can come here and enjoy their pizza and those of age can enjoy their beverage of choice and then maybe go to Flick on the Field and kind of have a very wholesome experience.”During roughly the first hour of the event, about 50 students stopped by, senior Katie McGuire, a Campus Dining brand ambassador, said.After about the first hour of the event, juniors Auna Walton and Jordan Brown came to Pizza Pi with a group of friends to try the food.Between bites of a ‘Perfect Pesto’ pizza, Brown admired the design of the restaurant, whose new booths, tables and redecorated walls come in a grey, black and navy color scheme.“The interior’s real nice,” she said. “It has a more modern [look].”Walton, who ordered a pepperoni pizza, was also happy with her experience at the restaurant.“I got my food quicker now than I did in Reckers,” she said.Mesecar, who came to the restaurant with juniors Mary Treacy and Michelle Tapp, thought the quality of food was better at Pizza Pi than its predecessor, but said the new restaurant was on the pricier side of campus food joints.“A lot of the dining options we have on campus are in a higher-tier price range, with the exception of Taco Bell and Subway,” she said. “I think Reckers was also a little bit more homey. This feels a lot more restaurant-y which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but you might not get as many students coming in here to do homework.”Sophomore MJ Haak said while he was not happy when Campus Dining decided to close Reckers, he was impressed by Pizza Pi. He added that he hopes the new restaurant will fill the void of the old food joint, which was known for its late hours, even after it announced it would no longer be open 24/7.“That was definitely the nicest thing about Reckers, that no matter when, you could always go there and get a snack,” Haak said. “So I hope this place provides that same kind of service.”Tags: Campus DIning, pizza pi, Reckers When Monica Mesecar heard there was a new pizza restaurant opening on campus, she was a little skeptical. But after the junior tried a ‘White’ pizza during the grand opening of Pizza Pi on Friday, she was sold.“I originally wasn’t sure because we already have so many options for pizza on campus but they have some different ones,” she said. “I do like ‘White’ pizza and unless I go over to Blaze on Eddy Street, I can’t get one of them.” last_img read more

Felix Hernandez gets another reprieve from relieving

first_imgMariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, perhaps unwittingly, said something refreshingly old-school Thursday as he informed reporters that Felix Hernandez would begin the season in Seattle’s rotation.It was Dipoto’s reasoning for keeping Hernandez in his accustomed role rather than making him, say, the successor to traded closer Edwin Diaz. From the Seattle Times: The bad news is that the 32-year-old former ace posted a career-high 5.55 ERA last season and earned a demotion to the bullpen, only to be saved when James Paxton was injured. Like a lot of starting pitchers, he faltered the third time (and first time, for that matter) through the batting order:TIMEPABAOBPSLGFirst252.288.351.562Second249.231.291.342Third150.280.396.456With those numbers, it’s difficult to say Hernandez’s “stuff” and savvy are keeping him in the rotation. The more plausible reason is that Seattle doesn’t have veteran starting depth. Behind the team’s top five — Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Wade LeBlanc, Mike Leake and Hernandez — are mostly prospects acquired in offseason trades (Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson and Justin Dunn) who need more time to develop.Dipoto has time to add arms before spring training begins. If that happens, there’s a good chance he’ll be back to explain to reporters why Hernandez is better suited as a multi-inning reliever than an innings-eater at the back of the rotation. “He’s a starting pitcher,” Dipoto said. “That’s what kind of stuff he has. Starting pitcher stuff. He needs the game to evolve to use all his weapons. And frankly his strength is not necessarily coming out and firing the first 20 pitches. His strength has been to incorporate all of his stuff and pitch over the long innings.”Note two parts of that quote. To these eyes, they address something that appears to be fading from the game: “. . . needs the game to evolve to use all his weapons.””. . . incorporate all of his stuff and pitch over the long innings.”That sure reads like code for “knowing how to pitch,” “making adjustments” and “setting up hitters.” The closest modern term may be “sequencing,” but that practice appears to be more data-driven than responsive to in-game movements.TOUCH ‘EM ALL, JOE: SN answers your questions Noticing hitters’ swings, knowing in real time what pitches are working best and intentionally altering patterns (i.e., throwing a first-pitch slider to a hitter the third time through after throwing first-pitch fastballs the first two times) should continue to be embraced, and pitchers who are good at it should be rewarded with more batters and more innings. There’s more to “pitching backward” than sliders in hitters’ counts followed by four-seamers above the hands, or offspeed pitches on 3-2 counts.Hernandez has shown adaptability by using his fastball less and less. He has thrown it no more than 46 percent in a season over the past five years; before then, his low was 53.6 percent in 2011. He threw it a career-low 42.8 percent last year, according to Fangraphs.last_img read more