ESPN Has 2 Top 25 Teams On ‘Upset Alert’ In Week 6

first_imgThe College GameDay crew on set in New York City.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index has two top 25 teams on “Upset Alert” heading into Week 6 of the 2019 regular season.The FPI has one top 25 team with close to a 50 percent chance of falling to an unranked team this weekend. It has another top 25 team with close to a 25 percent chance of losing to an unranked foe.No. 18 UCF at CincinnatiUpset chance: 43.7 percent UCF coach Josh Heupel looks on during game.ORLANDO, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Josh Heupel of the UCF Knights Looks on during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats on November 17, 2018 at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) No. 11 Texas at West VirginiaUpset chance: 24.2 percent Tom Herman on the sideline during a Texas football game.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns reacts in the fourth quarter against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)***Week 5 of the 2019 college football season almost produced a massive upset, as then-No. 1 Clemson nearly fell on the road to North Carolina.What upsets will we see in Week 6?last_img read more

‘Klopp’s boisterous behaviour not for show’

first_imgJames Milner believes Jurgen Klopp’s exuberant touchline antics are part of an authentic package that helps drive Liverpool forward.The Reds triumphed in the Champions League for their maiden trophy under manager Klopp last season and have won their opening eight Premier League games this term to stir hopes of a first top-flight title since 1990.Routinely challenging for major silverware makes for a significant improvement from where Liverpool were when Klopp took over in October 2015, the club then languishing in 10th. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Animated celebrations and sideline theatrics have gained him admirers and critics while becoming a hallmark of his managerial make-up, but midfielder Milner insists the behaviour is genuine.”The biggest thing with the manager is that what you see is what you get,” Milner told Liverpool’s official website.”He doesn’t have one front for the cameras and then he’s completely different with the players.”He’s honest with the players and he lives every minute of it. He’s on the side and he’s bouncing around, he wants to be out there. That energy’s big for us when we’re down.”He seems to judge it right, when to put an arm round the shoulder after a game.”If we haven’t played well or something he knows what to say at half-time, or if you need a rocket he’ll give you that as well.”He seems to judge those situations very well.”James Milner LiverpoolNow 33, ex-England international Milner is the most senior member of Klopp’s squad.The versatile former Manchester City man understands his role is to pass on knowledge to the next generation but also to continue learning from his highly regarded manager.”You’ve always got to try to improve as much as you can, so I’ll go into every training session, every day, with that mindset that you never know anything,” he said.”I’m sure the manager’s learned things and he’s been in football a lot longer than me.”I think if you’ve got the mindset where you think that you know everything, you’re going to be struggling.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Out and About, Aug. 23

first_img By Columbian news services Out and About, Aug. 23 The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Share: WDFW hunting regulations web map provides planning tool for fall huntersThe web map, available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/ provides more convenient access to Washington’s 2018-19 hunting regulations by allowing hunters to find permit and general season hunts based on location, date, weapon choice and more.“This web map helps hunters narrow their search to the hunts and hunt areas relevant to them,” said Anis Aoude, game division manager for WDFW. “We expect hunters will find this tool useful as they plan their trips for fall.”The web map includes locations of both public and private lands hunting opportunities and details and hunter notes on both permit and general season hunts.The current release does not include migratory waterfowl and upland game seasons, but those will be available for the 2019-2020 seasons. (WDFW) Share: Subscribe Today Sportfishing for other bottomfish remains open.Sport anglers who catch a cabezon after Aug. 17 need to release it. Cabezon have an excellent survival rate when released. Unlike rockfish, cabezon do not have swim bladders and therefore do not suffer from barotrauma (expansion or rupture of the swim bladder when the fish are brought up from deep waters) that can cause stress, injury, and sometimes death in rockfish.(ODFW)Commission takes action on protective status of two speciesThe Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to change the protective status of two wildlife species during a conference call Friday.Commissioners voted to reclassify sea otters as state threatened, downlisting the species from endangered. The commission also approved uplisting Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in Washington to endangered from threatened.Sea otters were eliminated from the state in the early 20th century by fur traders but were reintroduced in 1969 and 1970. The state’s population of sea otters has steadily increased over the last 30 years, which prompted WDFW to recommend reclassifying the species as threatened, said Hannah Anderson, the department’s wildlife recovery specialist. Sea otters remain at risk from disease, toxins, the effects of climate change, and the possibility of a catastrophic event – such as a large oil spill – along Washington’s coast.center_img Reminder: fire closures still in effectWashington hikers, fishermen and hunters are reminded that fire prohibitions are in effect for all public lands, including national forest lands, DNR lands, BLM lands, and other state and federal lands. While cooler temps and a possibility of rain are predicted for later this week, tinder dry conditions exist over most of the state.Hunters are preparing to head into the field, fall salmon runs are going strong, and fall hikers are hitting the woods. It is important at this time of year for outdoorsmen and women to adhere to all fire closures.Smoking is discouraged, except within vehicles, and drivers are reminded not to throw any burning material out of the vehicle.Cabezon closure in effectThe recreational harvest had reached its quota of 16.8 metric tons, partly because the average weight of cabezon landed this year is higher than usual, and bottomfish effort has been very high this summer. Published: August 22, 2018, 9:46pm GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Columbian sharp-tailed grouse were classified as a threatened species under state law in1998. Commission members said they favored reclassifying the species as endangered, which could increase the likelihood of the species’ survival and recovery.In the 1800s, the sharp-tailed grouse was the most abundant game bird in eastern Washington, with its highest densities in relatively moist grassland and sagebrush vegetation. But with much of its habitat converted to cropland, and in the wake of major fires in 2015, the population has declined to an estimated total of fewer than 600 birds. (WDFW) By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Amendments to Help Designate Nature Reserves

first_imgNova Scotians will be enjoying more new nature reserves soonerwith proposed amendments to the Special Places Protection Act,introduced today, April 21. “We’ve committed in our green plan to protect more of NovaScotia’s natural environment, and these amendments will help,”said Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash. “They’ll makeit easier for us to designate new nature reserves that NovaScotians will enjoy for generations to come.” Nature reserves preserve and protect typical and specialecosystems, plants and animals. They also offer research andeducation opportunities. The province has 11 nature reservestotalling 3,180 hectares. The amendments will remove the current requirement that everynature reserve have a management plan in place before it isdesignated. Instead, management plans will be developed asnecessary. For highly visited nature reserves, special measures outlined inmanagement plans may be necessary to protect the areas’ featureswhile still allowing access for research, education and natureappreciation. For remote reserves that are rarely visited, the act’s statementson permitted and prohibited activities are usually sufficient toensure the area’s protection. The proposed amendments will re-establish the special placesadvisory committee with an updated membership structure. Thecommittee will provide advice on all aspects of nature reserves. The amendments will also remove the requirement for the committeeto help develop management plans. Instead, the committee willassist when requested. “We have a number of Nova Scotians who are offering pieces oftheir own private land to be protected as nature reserves but ourhands have been tied because of outdated legislation,” said Mr.Morash. “With these changes, we’ll be able to protect these andother lands in a timely manner.” About 8.2 per cent of land in Nova Scotia is protected throughthe combined efforts of the provincial and federal governments,and organizations like the Nature Conservancy of Canada and theNova Scotia Nature Trust. All of Nova Scotia’s nature reserves are described on thedepartment’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/pareas .last_img read more