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After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

first_imgLATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief After the game, Williams shook hands with Clemson coach Brad Brownell in the hallway. He was smiling and speaking to fans and friends, feeling better after his latest bout of what he called “benign positional vertigo.”He said he whipped his head around quickly to call for Seventh Woods to get in the game when the condition struck. Williams said he felt good enough that he planned to return to the bench with about four minutes left. “But we were up by seven,” he said smiling. “And I didn’t want to jinx it.”Turns out, the Tar Heels almost did that on their own — the 70-63 lead cut to two in the final seconds — before holding on for their fifth straight win and 12th in the past 13 games.Cameron Johnson had 19 points with six 3s of his own, and Luke Maye had 13 points and 10 rebounds.The Tigers (17-12, 7-9) closed to 80-79 on Mitchell’s foul shots with 10.3 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Brownell said he watched video of the final drive. “It was tough, it was tough,” he said.It was the fourth time this ACC season Clemson lost on the final play.Marquise Reed led Clemson with 24 points, and Elijah Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers played without starter David Skara, who had an upper body injury in a win at Pitt this past Wednesday night.Williams, 68, has had vertigo before in games, leaving a win over Boston College three years ago.Johnson said players were concerned when it happened but told at halftime Williams would be fine.“We had to trust our trainers were going to take care of” Williams, Johnson said. “We had to turn our attention to Coach Rob and try and get the win for him.”BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The Tar Heels struggled at times with Clemson’s defense, which ranks third in the ACC in limiting points. But North Carolina’s outside shooting — it finished with 13 3s — helped pull this one out.Clemson: The Tigers were seeking a late-season signature win to solidify their NCAA Tournament chances. But it was another heart-breaking close call for a club that’s lost five ACC games by eight points or less.WHITE’S PLAY White looks to have broken through that freshman, late-season wall some experience with his second big game. He had 34 points with six 3s in beating Syracuse last time out. He was 9 of 16 for his 28 points against Clemson.CLEMSON’S CLOSE CALLSThe Tigers have had their share of last-second heart break in ACC play. It started in January with a Braxton Beverly’s long 3-pointer as time expired in a 69-67 loss at North Carolina State where Clemson led 66-60 in the final minute. There were back-to-back, one-point losses at Miami and Louisville before this.UP NEXTNorth Carolina goes to Boston College on Tuesday night.Clemson plays at Notre Dame on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Robinson, the former Florida State coach who spent the past 16 seasons with the Tar Heels, took about 30 seconds before he told his players that Williams would be OK and it was time to concentrate on basketball.“If I waffle, what do you thing those guys are going to do?” Robinson said. “They’re going to fall apart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsInstead, the Tar Heels hung tough. Coby White had 28 points behind six 3-pointers, and North Carolina (24-5) maintained a share of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, tied with No. 2 Virginia at 14-2 with a week left in the regular season. They also survived a tight finish, when the Tigers cut a seven-point lead to two. The outcome wasn’t certain until Shelton Mitchell lost the ball driving into two North Carolina defenders in the final seconds.Williams wasn’t there to see it. He sustained an episode of vertigo a minute before halftime, falling in front of his team’s bench and getting led into the locker room. He did not return for the final 20 minutes.center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks dunks while defended by Clemson’s Elijah Thomas (14) and Hunter Tyson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)CLEMSON, S.C. — After coach Roy Williams fell in front of North Carolina’s bench and had to be helped off, assistant Steve Robinson didn’t have much time to be concerned. Robinson and the Tar Heels had a game to finish.No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish without Williams, holding on to beat Clemson 81-79.ADVERTISEMENT UNC’s Roy Williams falls near bench, helped off court Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

Larrick recognized for taking pork industry leadership to a higher level

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For some, the perfect blend of livestock care, management, breeding savvy, and good old-fashioned hard work coordinated and peaking at just the right time for show ring success holds a powerful appeal. Marvin Larrick from Highland County caught the bug early and has built a life around it.His love for pigs runs deep. He grew up raising cattle, which eventually led to feeding hogs as an opportunity to feed out some corn. He showed Durocs growing up through 4-H, but as he got older and started his own herd, they began selling some club pigs and raised Hampshire purebred hogs that led to many show ring successes.Larrick and his family reside in Highland County where he works with his brother and retired father farming about 1,800 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat while also maintaining a sow operation. Having raised several county fair champions, Larrick decided to get into a larger show circuit and started showing and selling pigs nationally. In recent years, the Larrick herd sold a barrow named “Dakota” that brought home a champion banner from what he describes to be “the premier barrow show” held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as winning the Hampshire Boar competition at the Indiana State Fair.The family enjoys the show atmosphere, the challenges of facing different judges each time they enter the ring and the evolving expectations of the ideal animal.“What is great today may not be great tomorrow,” he said. “I would like to see us getting back into the middle of the road between lean and heavy muscle where the hog is still sound, still productive and still grows.”Over the years of showing, Larrick has seen many changes in the show world including converting from purebreds to crossbreds and the overall structure of the hog. As a breeder it can be a gamble to breed hogs that the judges prefer. Always looking for the next edge when it comes to feed rations, genetics and management, Larrick stays up to date on the next best thing for his herd.“I have seen the pendulum swing from the left to the right and then back to the left again. If you are continuing to chase it, you are never going to catch it,” he said. “If you were very smart, you would breed the hogs you like to raise yourself because if you do not satisfy yourself, you are not going to satisfy anyone else. Raise the hogs you like to raise and what you know. The ideal hog should be the ideal pork chop.”Beyond the barn and the show ring, the Larricks are very involved in the community, county fair and Highland County Pork Producers where Marvin served as president. From there he continued to serve at higher levels in the Ohio Pork Council.In 2001, he became the Ohio Pork Board President. Through his 10 years on the Board he saw many great things accomplished as well as the challenges and barriers for the pork industry in general. He also had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and gain an understanding about what happens with legislators while working to advocate for farmers and livestock operations.While serving the Ohio Pork Board, he saw hog prices go to $8, the termination of the checkoff, the checkoff re-instated, and the establishment of a new voluntary checkoff. He was able to do some legislative work himself with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to brainstorm ideas in order to not lose the checkoff. He then took the idea to the national level.Larrick’s two years as board president overlapped a very critical time for the state and National Pork Producers Council and he worked to negotiate a new and vital funding mechanism with the National Pork Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Voted into action in 2002 by national producer delegates, the program was originally called the Producer Consent program and it was started to ensure that adequate funding would be available for critical programs focused on public policy, including legislative and regulatory issues management, as well as trade issues. Now called the Strategic Investment Program (SIP), the program provides funding for state organizations to support their members on local legislative and regulatory issues. SIP funds are used to strengthen the organization’s mission to enhance and defend opportunities for U.S. pork producers at home and abroad.Pork producers participate by voluntarily investing a percentage of the sales of each market hog sold. A portion of this investment is distributed as unrestricted funds to the state organizations, allowing them to respond to threats on a local basis including fighting for reasonable legislation and regulation, developing revenue and market opportunities and protecting the livelihood of pork producers.Larrick really championed the SIP program in Ohio and nationwide.“Marvin was able to carry the message to all producers, regardless of the size of the operation. As a result, Ohio was one of the first states in the country to ‘buy in’ and encourage a large percentage of pigs marketed in Ohio to enroll in the program,” said Bryan Black former Ohio Pork Council president.In addition, Larrick served as a delegate at the National Pork Producers Council annual meeting and served as chairman of the Ohio Pork Council’s Legislative Committee. He currently serves on the Ohio Pork Council Events Committee and is very involved at the local level in Highland County. He also serves as the lead coordinator for the annual Pork Congress PAC auction.Going forward, Larrick believes that environmental groups and animal care issues will be the greatest challenges the industry has to face.“Producers are taking the best care of their animals because it is their livelihood, everyone doesn’t always understand that, though,” Larrick said. “If you treat the sow right, she will take care of everything else and you will be successful.”As he continues his service to the pork industry, the Larrick herd is thriving and they are looking to continue to produce high quality county fair pigs far into the future. When not working on the farm or handling hogs, Marvin spends time serving as a husband and father of five children. Along with his wife, Christy, he thoroughly enjoys watching their children excel in sports as he also coaches softball and basketball, and stays busy with WW Cleaners — the dry cleaning business they own. Just recently, the Larrick family got into the rodeo scene as well with their youngest boy, Owen.The pork industry in Ohio is made up of many outstanding leaders and occasionally there are a few of those leaders that strive to go above and beyond the expectation and exert a passion to improve swine production as a whole. Though he may suggest otherwise, there is no question as to why the Ohio Pork Council selected Larrick as the 2017 Pork Industry Excellence Award winner. From the Larricks’ continued support and passion for the industry, it is evident that they truly care about pork production and watching others succeed in the end.“Being involved with Pork Congress for the last 20 years now with some of the great people that have gone through, I was honored to be put in that category,” he said. “I am not sure why I am worthy, but I was honored. I was not sure what I had done that had been that spectacular.”last_img read more

Utah Jazz turn to defense to take down Golden State Warriors

first_imgHot-shooting San Antonio Spurs rout Orlando Magic PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Joe Ingles scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 15 rebounds, and matched his season-high with four blocked shots to lead the Jazz to a 108-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.Utah held Golden State to 40 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from the perimeter. The biggest stops came in the final two minutes when the Warriors missed three out of four shot attempts – including a pair of 3-pointers that could have forced overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We defended for a full game,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “We were locked into the game plan. When you play defense like that, and we shoot the way we did, the outcome is going to be the way it was.”Jae Crowder added 18 points and 11 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell had 15 points on 5-of-26 shooting as Utah won its fourth straight home game. HOT CURRYSince returning from an 11-game absence due to a groin injury, Curry has shot at a blistering pace. Wednesday night marked his fifth game in the last nine with 30 or more points. He has shot 47 percent or better from the floor in six of those contests and has missed just one free throw on 47 attempts so far in December.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant passed Gary Payton (21,813 points) for 32nd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He now has 21,836 points. … Golden State held the Jazz to 39.8 percent shooting. It is the first time the Warriors lost this season after holding an opponent to under 40 percent from the field.Jazz: Gobert grabbed eight of his 15 rebounds in the first quarter. … Utah tallied at least 39 points off the bench for the fifth straight home game. … The Jazz finished with 30 assists, the seventh time they have had at least 30 this season. Ricky Rubio led the way with 10 assists. Utah is 27-0 dating back to Nov. 26, 2008, when getting 30 or more assists at home.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Dallas on Saturday.Jazz: At Portland on Friday night. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Stephen Curry scored 32 points and Kevin Durant added 30 in just the Warriors’ second loss in eight games.“We let them off the hook a little bit,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They weren’t playing that well but we made a lot of mistakes. We couldn’t find the necessary energy and execution you need to win in this building.”After taking a three-point lead at halftime, the Jazz stayed in front through much of the third quarter as Ingles, Korver and Crowder combined for seven 3-pointers over the last half of the quarter.Utah outscored Golden State 9-2 to open the fourth. Ingles finished off the run with another outside basket, giving the Jazz a 93-82 lead.Durant cut Utah’s lead to 106-103 on a 3 with 1:12 remaining. He missed a potential tying basket from the corner with 39 seconds left. Andre Iguodala had a shot at another outside basket in the final seconds, but also missed. The offensive rebound went off Curry’s hands and out of bounds with 2.4 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They created a little bit of separation, but we fought hard and I liked that energy and effort on the defensive end,” Curry said. “We gave ourselves a chance to get over the hump down the stretch, but it just didn’t happen.”Utah used a 10-0 run to take a 19-11 lead in the first quarter. Gobert scored on a pair of dunks and Korver made two 3-pointers to fuel the spurt.The Warriors rallied when Curry took over in the second quarter.He totaled 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the quarter. Curry scored his last three baskets — a pair of layups and a 3 — to help fuel a 11-5 spurt that gave the Warriors a 48-42 lead.He didn’t have same impact in the second half, scoring just 11 points on a total of five baskets.“We just gave him different looks,” Crowder said. “I feel like the way we played him wore on him a little bit. We just gave him a lot of bodies to see in front of him.”Utah edged back in front 56-53 just before halftime when Ingles knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer in the corner and then stole the ball from Durant to set up a pair of free throws from Ricky Rubio.SHOOTING STRUGGLESMitchell was a season-worst 19.2 percent from the field. His previous low was 21.4 percent when he went 3 for 14 for 12 points in a 96-88 win over Memphis on Nov. 12th.It marked the third straight game where he took at least 20 field goal attempts and shot under 40 percent from the field. Mitchell found other ways to make an impact. He totaled six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, fouls Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) as he drives up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Playing strong defense has typically proven to be a winning formula for Utah. Getting to that point has taken more turns and detours than the Jazz anticipated this season.Beating the defending NBA champions offers evidence that Utah is finally finding the defensive form the team and its fans took for granted at the end of last season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Carnival to Invest USD 200 Mn in Carnival Triumph Makeover

first_imgIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons licenseCarnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation, revealed plans for a nearly USD 200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019.The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine Class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting March 1.Following the renaming, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk, Virginia, beginning April 29, 2019, a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures from New York commencing May 23, 2019, then move to Fort Lauderdale in October.The dry dock makeover will add all of Carnival’s wildly popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms.“The new Carnival Sunrise is part of our multi-billion-dollar ship enhancement program that is transforming our fleet on an unprecedented scale,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said.last_img read more