Draymond Green still plans to be defensive player of the year

first_img“It’s good to have our team back,” Green said. “A lot has gone on since all of us was out – in the league. Let’s try to get some normal order restored. That’s the goal.”After playing a career-low 70 games last season, Green – who dealt with various injuries to his shoulder, knee and groin – stepped away from the game this summer to heal. In the two months following the Warriors’ latest title, Green vacationed in Tel Aviv, France, Mexico, and the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos in search of rejuvenation. A hefty summer itinerary hasn’t helped Green’s recent bill of health. He sat out most of the preseason nursing a sore left knee and has missed 13 of the Warriors’ past 15 games with his injured toe.“You work all summer to put yourself in a position to play and something goes wrong,” Green said. “That was the hardest part – not being able to play.”In the last 11 games without Green, the Warriors are giving up 110.5 points per game, 14.1 second-chance points allowed and have surrendered 49.4 points per game in the paint. In a 134-111 loss to the Bucks, the Warriors gave up a season-high 84 points in the paint in Green’s first game out of the lineup this season.“He’s the best defensive player in the league,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “I think our defensive efforts have reflected that in terms of not being as efficient. Not being able to cover as much ground.”Green’s latest journey on the injured list has tested his patience. When he injured the toe initially in November, the three-time all-star pushed himself back into the lineup just a week later, making the injury worse. After nearly a month on the bench, Green, lobbied with the training staff to return for Friday night’s 105-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks – even participating in a pregame workout at Fiserv Forum before agreeing to sit out. Now, Green says he’s learned his lesson.“Tried it my way and it didn’t work out,” Green said. “I was supposed to start back shooting two weeks ago and I got pushed back to [Friday] when we were in Detroit. No complaining for me, it didn’t quite work for me.”The addition of Green comes as the Warriors are finding their footing. With Curry back in the lineup, Golden State has won three straight games, ascending back to the top of the Western Conference. On Friday, the Warriors had their best defensive performance of the season, holding the Bucks – the league’s best 3-point shooting team – to just 17.9 percent from beyond the arc.“Very impressive,” Green said of the game. “Our intensity, our focus on the defensive side was so impressive that when they got open shots they missed em badly. You tend to miss open shots when somebody has been in your grill nonstop. Then you get open and all of a sudden you’re not in rhythm.”With Green back in the fold, the Warriors seem primed to make one of their patented runs. Seven of the team’s next nine games are at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors are 11-2 this season.“A lot of teams have made their runs – we kind of started off hot then hit this little rough patch but that’s okay,” Green said. “It’s a good time for us to make a run.”Green’s return also presents an opportune time to continue his quest for his biggest personal goal of the season: Winning his second career Defensive Player of the Year award. Four seasons ago, San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard beat out Green for the award, despite playing just 64 games – further convincing Green he’d be a worthy candidate for the award this summer.“It’s still on my mind and I’ma get it done.”Related Articles Inside the development of Alen Smailagic, who is a long-term play for the Warriors Why Steve Kerr changed his tune on high schoolers coming straight to the NBA OAKLAND –  Despite playing just 13 games this season, Warriors forward Draymond Green still believes he can achieve his goal of winning Defensive Player of the Year.“I just got to come back and lock the league up,” said Green, who is expected to play Monday night against the Timberwolves. “Which I’m more than capable of doing.”Long considered Golden State’s emotional leader, Green’s brashness has helped push the Warriors to three championships in four years.Now, with the all-star back in the lineup alongside Stephen Curry, Green believes the suddenly-healthy Warriors are primed for a run. Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers center_img Why college basketball is back in San Francisco after 80-year absence Like our Warriors Facebook page for more Warriors news, commentary and conversation. Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season last_img read more

Complex at the Beginning: Distant Galaxy Cluster Highly Developed

first_imgObservations from the European Southern Observatory have pointed to a “surprise” discovery: a cluster of galaxies 9 billion light-years away that is “in a very advanced state of development.”    The press release points to just how surprising is this find: “The discovery of such a complex and mature structure so early in the history of the Universe is highly surprising,” it says (emphasis added).  “Indeed, until recently it would even have been deemed impossible.”The evolutionist’s impossibility can be the creationist’s certainty, and vice versa.  Things creationists consider impossible (such as the origin of life by chance – see online book) are routinely assumed by evolutionists.  The surprise effect can help distinguish the validity of the two worldviews.  Why are evolutionists so often surprised by what they find?  Judeo-Christian creationists see this as congruent with the statement In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Plant Protection: A Modern Medieval Castle Story

first_imgVigilant guards stand at the gates.  In times of peace, they let down the drawbridge, and the townspeople carry on their trade.  Farmers bring in their crops for the marketplace, and local craftsmen and pedlars keep the local economy bustling.  Yet the sentries maintain a watchful eye, aware that numerous interlopers are about.  Aliens constantly seek entry into these most vulnerable points in the castle walls.  The guards, however, are well trained.  They know the behavior patterns of most would-be intruders.  Any attempted invasion is usually rebuffed by a rapid “drawbridge up!” response till the danger has passed.  Day and night, through all seasons and all kinds of weather, these diligent sentries stand ready at their posts, maintaining security for the townspeople inside.    One day, after the gates had been closed after a day of feasting and celebration, a clever interloper showed up.  He looked a little strange, but dressed as a local merchant, he insisted he had important business in town that couldn’t wait till morning.  The guards, a bit wary at first but in high spirits from the long party, checked his I.D.  He had the necessary documents, and knew the password.  Yet this interloper, armed and dangerous, carried a secret weapon: a chemical spray able to intoxicate the guards and make them susceptible to the power of suggestion.  “Let me in,” the interloper whispered softly after surprising the guards with his potent perfume.  “It’s all right.  Everything will be just fine.  No one will ever know.”  He imitated the motions of turning the cranks that would relax the heavy chains.  Overcome by the hypnotic vapors, the guards followed his motions, and soon the drawbridge came winding down.    Once inside, the interloper went quickly to work.  A local constable was quickly put out of commission by turning his gun against him.  The intruder entered a house, subdued the occupants, and set up a base of operations.  He signaled his cohorts, and before long, before the townspeople even knew what happened, the defenses in which they had trusted had been compromised: an enemy force was inside the gates.    A medieval tale?  No; look at your house plant.  It could be happening right there.  Yellow or sickly leaves could have suffered a similar fate.  Scientists have just discovered that bacteria can trick a leaf’s guard cells into letting down their defenses.    Botanists have known about guard cells for a long time.  Leaf surfaces are pockmarked by openings (sing. stoma, plural stomata), each surrounded by a pair of guard cells that regulate the opening and closing of the stomata.  The openings are important for exchange of gases and for transpiration, the release of water vapor from cellular respiration to the atmosphere.  Like water balloons under pressure, the sausage-shaped cells become rigid as water is pumped in, creating turgor pressure.  Unable to increase their girth, the guard cells curve outward, opening a pore between them.  Relaxation of the turgor closes the stoma.  There can be a thousand stomata per square millimeter on a leaf surface (see CSBSJU lecture notes), each with their own pair of guard cells.    The opening and closing of stomata is not merely a function of water availability.  A host of specialized proteins and molecules regulate the guard cells’ actions.  The complexity of these regulators was described this month by a trio of researchers at Penn State.  Reporting in PLoS Biology,1 they identified more than 40 components of the guard cell regulatory network, and that the network is robust against a wide variety of perturbations.  From conifers to cacti, from African violets to garden weeds, stomata with their guard cells keep trillions of leaves operating as effective harvesters of sunlight, with benefits for all life.  “To our knowledge,” the researchers said without mentioning evolution, “this is one of the most complex biological networks ever modeled in a dynamical fashion.”    But back to our castle story.  Other scientists just made a surprising discovery.  Stomata are not only avenues for gas and water exchange: they really have “guard” cells with a security role.  Melotto et al. at Michigan State, writing in Cell,2 found that guard cells respond to the presence of bacteria.  They can sense the flagellin molecules in Pseudomonas syringae, a common leaf pathogen, and close the stomata to defend against invasion.  This clever bacterium, though, like our castle intruder, carries a molecule that mimics the “open sesame” command of regulators inside, and can trick the guard cells into letting down the leaf defenses.  Once inside, the bacteria have a much easier time going about their work of using leaf resources for their own needs.  Some infected cells will try to stop the invasion by committing suicide, but the inner defense system is not nearly as effective as the stomata.  We can no longer think of stomata as simple, passive ports of entry for bacteria.  “Surprisingly,” they wrote, “we found that stomatal closure is part of a plant innate immune response to restrict bacterial invasion.”  In the same issue of Cell,3 Schultz-Lefert and Robatzek commented on this discovery, adding that “pathogenic bacteria have evolved strategies to suppress the closure of stomata.”1Li, Assman and Albert, “Predicting Essential Components of Signal Transduction Networks: A Dynamic Model of Guard Cell Abscisic Acid Signaling,” Public Library of Science: Biology, Volume 4, Issue 10, September 2006.2Melotto et al., “Plant Stomata Function in Innate Immunity against Bacterial Invasion,” Cell, Volume 126, Issue 5, 8 September 2006, Pages 969-980.3Schultz-Lefert and Robatzek, “Plant Pathogens Trick Guard Cells into Opening the Gates,” Cell, Volume 126, Issue 5, 8 September 2006, Pages 831-834.We tricked you by posing this as a contest between good and evil, between peace-loving leaf cells and dastardly bacteria up to no good.  Metaphors bewitch you, remember? (see 07/04/2003).  Plants and bacteria are not sentient beings.  We should liberate our minds from the tendency to view these ecological interactions in anthropomorphic terms.  The converse is not true; human beings are sentient moral agents; no one should take this commentary as support for viewing terrorism as a natural regulatory response to civilization, for instance.  But it is possible that bacteria act as a counterbalance in the overall ecology.  Nature is filled with counterbalances, with accelerator pedals and brakes, with promoters and terminators.  Bacteria invading a leaf may look to us like selfish invaders, but what if they have a role to play, preventing a plant community from growing beyond its resources?  Many bacterial invasions occur after periods of high humidity or drenching rainstorms.  It’s possible to look at the ecological community as a well-regulated system of checks and balances, responding to perturbations in a way that ensures the long-term survival of the whole.  Most of the time, it works.  Plant communities endure despite major geological and climatic changes.  Clearly, things get out of balance sometimes, but maybe that was not the original intent of these well-regulated systems in the original creation.  We don’t need to resort to the evolutionary selfishness metaphors.  We should not personify bacteria, speculating that they “have evolved strategies” to get their own way.  Maybe they’re just doing the best job they can in a messed-up world.    The important point of these articles is not in some moral anthropomorphism, but in the realization that here is another example of an interrelated, regulated system that could never have evolved by some unguided processes.  Stomata may have looked like simple pores to earlier scientists; now we know that there is a whole network of regulators and detectors, composed of at least 40 parts, that work together to ensure the proper functioning and security of the photosynthetic factories on which all multicellular life depends.  This has been the pattern of scientific discovery ever since the discovery of DNA.  No matter where you look, life is much more sophisticated than one could have imagined.    An evolutionary astrobiologist was heard today commenting on the arrangement of cells in leaves.  He pointed out that not only are individual leaf cells optimized to filter in the solar wavelengths most useful for photosynthesis, but that they are stacked in formations that act as waveguides, funneling in the vital green wavelengths while reflecting and passing through the infrared wavelengths that would otherwise overheat the power generators.  In other words, here are two separate and independent designs that contribute to the optimization of photosynthesis.  In a declaration of folly astonishing in its dimensions, he exclaimed, without even batting an eye, isn’t it amazing that plants figured this out by themselves!.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Last-Minute Shopping List for Christmas

first_imgYou’re down to the last few days before Christmas. You’re looking for that meaningful, special gift for a family member, special friend, or co-worker. Buy a gift that keeps on giving—by saving energy! Below, is my top-10 list of energy-saving holiday gifts.Compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs). This is a no-brainer for those who still rely mostly on incandescent light bulbs. They use a quarter to a third as much electricity as standard bulbs, last five to ten times as long and, compared with CFLs from a few years ago, are more compact and perform better. Look for CFLs that carry an Energy Star label, which indicates that they meet certain durability standards as well as energy performance requirements. Cost: $1-2 apiece; look for offers that include efficiency rebates.Low-flow showerhead. High-quality, low-flow showerheads use as little as 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) yet deliver a strong, invigorating spray of water. Expect to pay a pretty high price for a top-quality showerhead. Among my favorites is the Delta H20 kinetic product line, which is available in various styles. American Standard also just introduced a FloWise showerhead that has a standard flow of 1.5 gpm, but can be boosted to 2.0. Water-saving showerheads save energy by reducing hot water consumption. Cost $25-50.Kill-a-Watt meter. The Kill-a-Watt meter, made by P3 International, provides an easy way to measure electricity usage from any standard-voltage, plug-in device or appliance. I’m using one at home to measure the electricity use of an electric space heater I have next to the water heater for a garage apartment that I don’t want to freeze. I’ve also used it to see how much electricity my battery-powered electric lawnmower uses (not too much), to figure out if I should buy a new fridge (not yet), and determine the stand-by draw of my cable-modem and wireless router (pretty significant!). Cost about $25 online.Gift certificate for an energy audit. I don’t know if area weatherization companies are set up to provide gift certificates, but this would be a great present for someone special. Exciting, no; highly useful, yes. A comprehensive energy audit for a typical house will cost about $500.Programmable thermostat. For someone who takes the time to learn how to use it, a programmable thermostat can save a lot of energy. The installation is fairly easy, though you may want to have your heating contractor do it. Cost: $40-100, not including installation.Electroluminescent night light. Good stocking stuffer. I’ve used a number of the LimeLite products ten or fifteen years without any problems or apparent loss in light output. Electricity consumption is miniscule—just a few cents’ worth per year—and a photocell turns it on only at night. Cost: $2-4 apiece.Faucet aerators. These simple screw-in filter-like gadgets significantly reduce water use of faucets. A 0.5 to 1.0 gpm aerator should be fine for most bathroom taps—substantially less than the 2.2 gpm federal standard and far less than that of many older faucets. In the kitchen, you probably want a higher flow rate to fill pots quickly. One downside of reducing the flow is that it will take longer for hot water to get to the faucet. Really old faucets won’t accept screw-in aerators. Cost: $1-4 piece.Copy of Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings. There are lots of good books on saving energy, but this is the only one I wrote. It’s published by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (a great nonprofit organization advancing energy efficiency) and New Society Publishing. The 9th edition came out in 2007 and was significantly revised from previous editions. Cost: $19.95. Buy it locally!Indoor clothes drying rack. Drying clothes inside in the winter months, when the indoor air tends to be dry, is a good way both to save energy and to introduce humidity to your house. Cost: $15-80, depending on size, materials, and quality.Sno Wovel. I admit that I haven’t yet tried one of these babies, but they look awesome! It a wheeled snow shovel (with a large, single wheel) that provides leverage, letting you push down to lift snow, rather than lifting it directly. It saves gasoline if you use it instead of a snowblower or plowing; otherwise it only saves your energy—though there might be some additional fuel savings if this keeps you from being rushed to the hospital for a back injury! Check out the video. Cost: $120. (If you see my wife, let her know that this might make a nice gift for the primary snow shoveler in her life; I’ve dropped some hints but I’m not sure they’ve taken!)That’s my list. What would be on yours?I invite you to share your comments on this blog. You can also follow my musings on Twitter.last_img read more

Lalas explains his epic tirade against the USMNT

first_imgUnited States ‘It was an emotional reflection of where we are’ – Lalas explains his epic tirade against the USMNT Seth Vertelney Last updated 2 years ago 11:00 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alexi Lalas Copa America 2016 draw Getty Images United States World Cup The former U.S. national team defender unloaded on Bruce Arena’s side, and says he made a calculated choice to call out some players by name Oftentimes during halftime of Fox’s MLS broadcasts, Alexi Lalas will take a minute or two to present his opinion on any given topic in American soccer.Usually these segments don’t reverberate much after the broadcast is over. Sunday night was different.At halftime of the LA Galaxy-Seattle Sounders match on Fox Sports 1, Lalas unloaded on the underachieving U.S. men’s national team, calling out several players by name. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Very few of the team’s biggest stars were spared, whether it was its goalkeeper (“Tim [Howard], the Belgium game ended three years ago — we need you to save the ball now”), its captain (“Michael Bradley, the U.S. does not need you to be Zen — the U.S. needs you to play better”) or its coach (“You lost at home to Costa Rica — this is now all on you”).Geoff Cameron, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic (who will now forever be known as “Wonderboy”) also were among those blasted by the former U.S. defender.Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 11, 2017The U.S. was coming off two subpar performances — a home loss to Costa Rica and draw at Honduras — which put the team’s World Cup chances in jeopardy.Bruce Arena’s side likely needs a win and a draw in its two qualifiers next month to qualify — and even those results could mean a fourth-place finish and a spot in an intercontinental playoff against Syria or Australia.”To see us at this point where it could go two different ways, this precipice if you will, I just felt that given the problems that occurred over the last week with the two qualifiers, it was topical and that’s why I decided to do it,” Lalas told Goal. “It was an emotional reflection of where we are and where we hope to be.”I am a human being — I can confirm that — and as such I have emotions and I have reactions and I have feelings, especially when it regards something that I hold near and dear, which is this team.”Perhaps the most striking part of Lalas’ tirade wasn’t that he harshly criticized the team — the U.S. clearly deserved to be admonished after its recent results — but that he went directly after individual players by name.”As far as the individuals mentioned, they were by design because … the premise was based around a time for leaders to step up and to lead,” Lalas said.”I believe that that group I mentioned, including Bruce Arena, are at least from the outside, who the leadership of the group is. That’s in a nutshell why those people were singled out.”Lalas’ words were certainly stinging, but were they 100 percent genuine?The 47-year-old has a long track record of making provocative statements on TV, and he knows the value of generating buzz. To his credit, Lalas doesn’t entirely deny that his tirade, though genuine, was also the product of a skilled performer.”I’m in the entertainment business. How I say something is just as important as what I say — I don’t make any apologies for that,” Lalas said.”I recognize that when that red light goes on and I’m on camera, I am performing. Now that doesn’t in any way mean that it is any less genuine or honest or authentic. I believe the things that I say, how I say them. The words that I choose are calculated and they are designed to have a desired impact and affect.”If this is news to anybody out there, I think they’re being disingenuous and pretty naive.”Though Lalas went negative Sunday evening, he says that if Arena’s men do make it to Russia, he’ll be the first one to go the other direction in his commentary.”I fully believe that this team will figure out a way to get the results that it needs in order to qualify for the World Cup, but certainly you’d have to agree that they need to improve in order to do that in the next two games,” he said.”When they do that, I will shower them with love.”last_img read more

Video: Devin Gardner Responds To Teammate Devin Funchess’ Dunk Video With One Of His Own

first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Apparently wide receiver Devin Funchess is not the only recent Michigan football player who can throw down. After seeing Funchess’ impressive dunk on Instagram on Sunday, quarterback Devin Gardner decided to make one of his own.Gardner’s dunks are definitely impressive, especially for someone who focuses on another sport, but we’ll have to award this impromptu Wolverine dunk contest to Funchess. That vertical leaping ability is sure to impress NFL scouts in the coming weeks during the combine and other draft preparation events.last_img read more

McKenna has no regrets about fighting back publicly against sexist comments

first_imgOTTAWA – Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she hadn’t planned to confront a reporter from the Rebel during a news conference last week, but when the right-wing website posed the first question at a news conference in Vancouver, her pent-up frustrations at the outlet’s “climate Barbie” tag just came out.The incident happened at the conclusion of a meeting of provincial and federal environment ministers and McKenna asked the Rebel’s Christopher Wilson if he would commit that neither he nor his outlet would use the sexist label anymore.She concedes it was a little bit “awkward” to raise the issue in that manner but she “just thought it was really important.”“I’m quite pleased I did it and I’m pleased because hopefully it makes … it more possible for other women and girls to step up and do the same,” McKenna said in an interview Tuesday with The Canadian Press.The ensuing feedback since the incident has been overwhelmingly positive, said McKenna, adding she wants the Rebel and anyone else to stop using sexist names for all women, not just her.“There’s a group of people who continually attack me because of the colour of my hair or supposedly the tone of my voice or all sorts of reasons,” McKenna said.“But it’s about making sure that women and girls can see a place for them in politics and recognizing that it’s not OK to make fun of women because of how they look.”The “climate Barbie” tag was coined by Rebel media almost as soon as McKenna was named environment minister in November 2015.The term gained more mainstream awareness in September when Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was forced to condemn its use by one of his MPs.Gerry Ritz tweeted the slur in the final weeks of his career as an MP but after an online outcry he deleted the post and apologized.McKenna received bipartisan support both then and this past weekend, with Conservative, NDP and Liberal politicians among those publicly supporting of her decision to confront the Rebel.Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, who has also been a frequent target of sexist online trolls, took to Twitter on Sunday with some of the more egregious comments she’s received. She said her staff keeps a running daily tally on a white board of the number of sexist calls they receive.Rempel posted a creepy letter from someone who wrote about whether she was wearing underwear and said if she dressed provocatively no men would listen to what she had to say.But Rempel also said it angers her that partisans try to pretend there is a political overtone to sexism, or that one party is worse than another.“Every party has done stupid sexist shit,” Rempel tweeted. “Trying to paint it as an issue to one party or another for gain is part of the problem.”She took on those in her own party at the same time and said every woman has the right to call out sexism when they see it.“Watching people defend the Climate Barbie moniker rather than arguing against the economic model of a carbon tax is revolting,” said Rempel.For her part, McKenna wouldn’t apologize for the fact that the Liberals issued a fundraising letter on the back of the ‘climate Barbie” issue after the Ritz tweet in September.The letter stressed the need for more women in politics and said Liberals understand that need.“I’m not going to apologize for the fact we believe we need to be supporting more women in politics,” she said. “That’s been a priority of ours and that includes providing financial support for them.”last_img read more

Democratic groups condemn Kevin Beisers alleged conduct described in lawsuit

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two local political groups called Tuesday on San Diego Unified School Board District B Trustee Kevin Beiser to resign, and the county Democratic Party was mulling whether to do the same, in response to allegations that he sexually abused a local political consultant from 2013 to 2018.A lawsuit filed Monday, naming Beiser and his spouse, Dan Mock, as defendants, alleges that the educator and the anonymous alleged victim first met in 2013, when the latter was an intern for Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego.The suit alleges that Beiser, at various times over a five-year period, date-raped the plaintiff, solicited oral sex from him, groped him multiple times and made increasingly aggressive and physically abusive attempts at seduction. Mock failed to help the alleged victim when he was at the couple’s home, according to the complaint.San Diego Democrats for Equality issued a statement calling for Beiser to resign, saying the organization is “deeply disappointed and offended.” The organization also affirmed that it will not accept or tolerate sexual harassment and assault of any kind.The San Diego County Democratic Party also swiftly moved to condemn Beiser’s alleged actions, stating that it will consider a resolution Tuesday evening to formally call for Beiser to resign.“Our party will move quickly to ensure the safety of our members, to secure justice for survivors, and to hold accountable any public official who would seek to use their power to abuse others,” said party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy.RELATED STORY: San Diego Unified Trustee sued for alleged sexual assault, harassmentThe Republican Party of San Diego County suggested that rumors have percolated for years about Beiser’s activities and called on him to resign immediately if any of the lawsuit’s allegations are accurate.“The sheer number of, and graphic details in, the accusations against Kevin Beiser are shocking,” said Tony Krvaric, chairman of the county Republican Party. “We call for a full and immediate investigation and urge anyone with additional information to contact San Diego Police Department.”Beiser has yet to publicly respond to the lawsuit in any form, and district representatives said they had no comment on the allegations.Beiser, who was elected to the school board in 2010, is currently listed as a math teacher at Castle Park Middle School in Chula Vista and has filed to run for San Diego City Council next year in District 7. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 19, 2019 March 19, 2019 Democratic groups condemn Kevin Beiser’s alleged conduct described in lawsuit Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Final Day For Mount Marathon Registration Today

first_imgThe committee wants to remind racers of the long-term rule that shoes with metal cleats are prohibited.  Shoes with metal cleats can cause injury to the hands, faces, and bodies of other racers. The women’s and men’s race start times alternate annually.  In even-numbered years the women’s race is the last event of the day and in odd-numbered years the men take the last race of the day. Registration for the Mt. Marathon Race closes at midnight on March 31st. Register at www.mmr.seward.com Committee member Danny Crow said of the change, “Given the popularity of the race, we are always looking for ways to expand participation.  We agreed the Junior race can safely handle 50 more young runners.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Registration for the coveted Mt. Marathon Race, in Seward, will close at midnight tonight, March 31. The 9:00 am Junior race will include twenty-five additional spots for Boys and another twenty-five in the Girls division increasing the total number of junior racers from 250 to 300.last_img read more

Responders On Scene of Wildland Fire off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik

first_imgAccording to Chief Al Terry with Anchor Point Emergency Services the fire has been contained and residents have been able to return to their homes. Crews are still on scene mopping up the remainder of the fire. Anchor Point, Central Emergency Services, Kachemak Emergency Service Area, Division of Forestry, and Ninilchik fire departments are on scene. A wildland fire is currently ongoing off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik. Division of Forestry and local Fire Departments are evacuating threatened homes in the nearby area. Original Post: center_img Residents are being asked to avoid the area if possible, and be mindful of emergency vehicles and give them the right of way. Air and ground assets are actively working to protect threatened structures. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 04:46 amUpdate: 4pm This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more