Student hits ‘GameDay’ shot

first_imgSenior Casey Murdock had the luck of the Irish on his side Saturday morning when he made a half-court shot at College GameDay to win $18,000. “When I saw the ball bank into the hoop on the second shot, I honestly did not know how to feel,” Murdock said. “I was completely at a loss for words.” Murdock hit the shot on his second attempt during the ESPN program’s broadcast from Purcell Pavilion. The avid basketball fan said he plans to act responsibly with his winnings. “I’m definitely going to save the majority of it; I’ll invest it somehow so that I can prepare for life after college,” Murdock said. “At the same time, when something like that happens, you need to celebrate somehow, so I’ll figure out a way to have fun with a little bit of it.” Murdock’s favorite part of the experience was the crowd rushing the court to pile on him after he made the winning shot. Being surrounded by a horde of people, including the Notre Dame men’s basketball team, was completely overwhelming, he said. “It felt like the entire Notre Dame community was celebrating this amazing moment not only for me, but with me,” he said. “It truly made me feel like part of a family, and at that point there was no more I could ask for.” After the shot, Murdock said he found his friends and captured the moment through taking pictures and then continued celebrating at his home. “I returned to my off-campus house, and as soon as I walked in the door all of my friend piled on me and started screaming with excitement,” he said. Murdock said he practices shooting the ball around almost every day and has made half-court shots before, but he did not actually practice in preparation for “College GameDay.” He has received many comments about the unorthodox form he used to get the winning shot, he said. “I seem to have a better chance from half-court when I float the ball,” Murdock said. “In the end, though, I made it, and that’s about all that matters.” Murdock said he continued celebrating by attending the men’s basketball game Saturday night, in which the Irish defeated Louisville 104-101 in a five-overtime game. “It was all completely surreal, and definitely made one of the best days of my life,” Murdock said.last_img read more

U.S. Coal-Fired Generation Dropped to 23.8% of Total Mix in March

first_imgU.S. Coal-Fired Generation Dropped to 23.8% of Total Mix in March FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jim Levesque for Platts Coal Trader:Coal dropped to 23.8% of US utility-scale power generation in March as natural gas and renewables continued to grab a greater market share, US Energy Information Administration data shows. The agency’s latest Electric Power Monthly report released Wednesday shows coal generation totaled 72.3 GWh in March, down 22.2% from February and 33.4% from the same month a year ago. Gas comprised 34.1% of the total electricity mix with almost 103.5 GWh. Gas generation increased 5.2% from February and was up 4.4% from the year-ago month. Renewables continued to climb closer to coal’s power output, accounting for 19.2%, or 58.2 GWh, of total generation. Renewables generation climbed 9.2% from February and was up 18.6% from the year-ago month. Total US power generation came to 303.8 GWh in March, down 3.3% from February. Through the first three months of the year, coal has accounted for 28.7% of generation compared to 32.1% from gas. In the year-ago period, coal made up 36% of generation compared to 28.6% from gas. Stockpiles grow Power sector coal stocks totaled 194.3 million st in March, up 2.8% from February and up 25.4% from the year-ago month. Stockpiles are 16.4% above the five-year average. Subbituminous stocks totaled 108.3 million st, up 1.5% from February, up 28.4% from the year-ago month and 24% above the five-year average. Full item ($): Coal drops to 23.8% of US generation mix in Marchlast_img read more

Franklin Square Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 80-year-old man was fatally struck by an Optimum truck in Franklin Square over the weekend.Nassau County police said the victim was crossing Hempstead Turnpike between Ribbon Street and Fendale Avenue when he was hit by an eastbound Chevrolet van at 6:40 p.m.The victim’s identity was not released. The 43-year-old man behind the wheel was not charged.Detectives impounded the van and the road was closed for several hours while investigators were on the scene.last_img read more

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Virus-free Indonesia more threatened by COVID-19 than Singapore, Malaysia: Survey

first_imgThe report revealed that respondents living in the Asia-Pacific region — where most of the coronavirus cases are recorded — had expressed a higher level of anxiety over the epidemic in general than any other region in the world.In the Middle East, for instance, Saudi Arabia ranks first (66 percent) in terms of viewing the virus as a huge threat, followed by Kuwait (60 percent) and the United Arab Emirates (56 percent).The survey also finds that people in some countries of Europe and the United States are less threatened by the virus than any other people in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. For instance, only 27 percent of respondents in the United States, 23 percent in the United Kingdom and 19 percent in Germany think of the COVID-19 as a major threat to their home countries. As of Tuesday, more than a month since the virus has spread globally and infected more than 70,000 people worldwide, Indonesian authorities still claim that the country has zero coronavirus infections on its soil, though at least four Indonesian nationals have been reported to have contracted the virus abroad. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi confirmed on Tuesday that three Indonesian crew members aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off the coast of Japan had tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier this month, an Indonesian woman working in Singapore was tested positive of the virus and has been under intensive care at the Singapore General Hospital.At least 102 specimens tested by the Health Ministry in Indonesia have been declared negative of the Wuhan coronavirus so far. Topics : Conducted from Jan. 31 to Feb. 11, the survey found that 72 percent of respondents in the archipelago considered COVID-19 a “major threat” to public health, despite Indonesia having no confirmed cases of the disease so far.Mainland China — home to the outbreak’s epicenter, Wuhan city in Hubei province — ranks first on the index, with 77 percent of its citizens viewing the virus as a huge threat to their homeland.In terms of viewing the virus as “major threat” at home, Indonesia ranked first among Southeast Asian countries surveyed, including Thailand (71 percent), the Philippines (70 percent), Malaysia (62 percent) and Singapore (58 percent), all of which have recorded coronavirus cases.The study also found that 84 percent of Indonesians believe the virus poses “a major threat to public health anywhere in the world” — more than any other citizens of surveyed countries, including China, where only 69 percent of the people think so.  Indonesians are more anxious about COVID-19 — a disease brought on by the fast-spreading Wuhan coronavirus — than their regional neighbors, according to a recent survey by global public opinion and data company YouGov.The international study, which surveyed some 27,000 people in 23 countries and regions, measures the level of coronavirus concerns across the globe.Indonesia ranked second after China as the country most concerned about the deadly outbreak, which has killed more than 1,800 globally.last_img read more

Indonesian coal miners to cut 50 million tons of production due to weak prices

first_img“The [low price] trend will continue amid concerns over a possible second wave of COVID-19,” wrote APBI chairman Pandu Sjahrir in a statement on Wednesday.A possible second wave is expected to lower coal demand in major coal exporting markets such as China, Japan, India and South Korea. Coal is mainly used to generate electricity, the demand of which will sink as factories and businesses close shop during COVID-19 lockdowns.As the world’s largest coal producer, dry fuel makes up 14 percent of Indonesian exports, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data show. Exports cooled 28.95 percent year-on-year (yoy) in May to $10.53 billion, the lowest since July 2016, partially due to falling coal exports.“This will of course have an impact on government revenue and national production targets,” the association stated. The energy ministry expects to earn Rp 35.93 trillion in non-tax state revenue (PNBP) from coal and mineral miners this year, 41 percent of which had been achieved as of early June. The mining sector is a major contributor to state coffers in Indonesia.The revenue target assumes that Indonesia will produce 550 million tons of coal this year. Forty-two percent of the target had been met as of May.“If we compare the numbers, it feels like the 550 [million tons] target can be met,” energy ministry coal director Sujatmiko said on Tuesday, a day before the APBI’s announcement.He was not immediately available for comment over the announced production cut.The government and coal miners were focusing on redirecting sales into South Asian and Southeast Asian markets to make up for lost sales in China and India, he added, during a webinar hosted by green energy nonprofit CERAH.“Expecting these countries to fill in the shortage to China is, of course, not a short-term or long-term plan. We cannot even expect much from 2020. But these are new markets we can secure,” said APBI executive director Hendra Sinadia at the webinar.A recent report calculated that only six of 11 big coal companies in Indonesia can remain profitable given that coal prices have lingered at around $50 per ton in 2020.The unprofitable or “cash flow negative” companies are PT Bumi Resources, PT ABM Investama, PT Bukit Asam, PT Toba Bara Sejahtra and PT Harum Energy and Geo Energy Resources Ltd, according to the report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Finance Analysis (IEEFA).However, PT Bumi Resources, Indonesia’s most productive coal miner, did not plan to cut production levels, said Bumi corporate secretary Dileep Srivastava.He noted the company could produce between 88 million and 95 million tons of coal this year.“Our production and sales are on track at normal levels presently, in spite of the present challenges,” he said. Miners in Indonesia, the world’s top coal exporting country, have decided to cut domestic production by 50 million tons this year in their bid to increase global coal prices, which have been falling during the health crisis.The Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) has forecast coal production to fall short by 11 percent to 530 million metric tons this year. However, members are planning to further lower production to 480 million tons due to weak prices, the APBI announced on Wednesday.Indonesia’s benchmark coal price (HBA) hit US$52,98 per ton in June, the lowest price in the last four years, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Ian Wright reveals favourite moment of his Arsenal career

first_img Comment Wright played a big part in the 1998 double-winning team (Picture: Getty Images)‘I had to play against Leicester and they were booing me, the Leicester fans were booing, so what happened is I slipped, but then I got up and then… then I started going like this [waving his arms] to the crowd! ‘Then Michael Thomas stopped me because he said you can’t do that at Arsenal! If you do that at Arsenal, you get in trouble.‘I didn’t know I was playing until that afternoon, then when he said I was playing, we were playing in this kit [bruised banana], but I always wanted to play in the red kit, so when he said I was playing, I was so nervous man.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWright also recalled how he ended up with the No.8 shirt after scoring a hat-trick against Southampton on his Premier League debut.He said: ‘They left Paul Davis out, who was No.8. And so then because I got the No.8 shirt in my second game for Arsenal and scored a hat-trick, I didn’t give it back to nobody.’MORE: Stan Kroenke to give cash injection to Arsenal with players close to agreeing pay cutMORE: Rivaldo sends warning to Barcelona over move for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick AubameyangFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Apr 2020 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link172Shares Ian Wright reveals favourite moment of his Arsenal career Advertisement Wright signed for Arsenal at the age of 28 (Picture: Getty Images)Ian Wright has revealed the best moment of his seven-year-long career at Arsenal came during his very first match when he scored on his debut against Leicester City in 1991.The former England striker joined for a then club-record fee of £2.5million from Crystal Palace, and in his maiden season won the First Division Golden Boot.Wright went on to become the club’s record goalscorer with 185 goals in all competitions, before his total was surpassed by Thierry Henry. Despite being part of the Premier League and FA Cup double-winning side in 1997-98, the 56-year-old maintains his most treasured memory is his first goal for George Graham’s side in a League Cup game at Filbert Street.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told the Strikers’ Union: ‘My debut goal. Obviously the Premier League when I finally got to lift it, but I think the first goal [was my favourite] simply because of the pressure.‘When I came from Crystal Palace, people were saying why are we buying him, we’re scoring goals? And it was a lot of money at the time.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Advertisementlast_img read more

Leverkusen coach seek away victory as Collins miss action

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement DealsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?Top 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV Still basking in the euphoria of his extended contract, Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz will be hoping to add icing on the cake with three away points against Paderborn on Sunday. Leverkusen on Friday announced they have extended Bosz’s contract till June 2022 despite producing what some have dubbed mixed results in 2019. Nigeria international and SC Paderborn left back may not be available to checkmate visiting Leverkusen after bagging a yellow card in their last game against Eintracht Frankfurt which ended 2-1 in favour of Paderborn. Leverkusen go into Sunday’s match fresh from a lone goal victory over Mainz in their last league match. A gingered Bosz will be hoping to celebrate his new contract with a victory. Bosz, 56, took over in January 2019 and guided them to a fourth-place finish. This season, they sit seventh, nine points behind leaders RB Leipzig, before Sunday’s away match at bottom side Paderborn as the league resumes this weekend after the winter break. Paderborn and super Eagles left back Jamilu Collins may miss action SundayAdvertisement Loading… center_img Under Bosz, Leverkusen managed back-to-back league wins over Bayern Munich and Schalke last autumn. However, poor performances meant they failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Champions League after finishing third in their group and lost three of their final four games of 2019. “We greatly appreciate Peter Bosz’s daily work for Bayer,” said club chairman Fernando Carro in a statement. “We have ambitious goals, which we are convinced we can achieve together with Peter Bosz at the head of the coaching team.” Sports director Rudi Voeller says Bosz’s work is “recognisable in every training session and in every game. He has the important ability to continuously develop a team.” Read AlsoJamilu Collins:  Bayern match the toughest of my career Bosz coached Ajax to the 2017 Europa League final in Stockholm, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United, but he then lasted just a few months at Borussia Dortmund, who fired him in December 2017 citing poor results. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

AIBA moves Extraordinary Congress from Lausanne to Budapest

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Under the current constitution, Moustahsane has to leave the position on March 29, exactly 365 days since his election as Interim President. It is possible he could remain in the role if the revamped statutes are approved by the membership. AIBA’s leadership hopes the new statutes, being devised by a Reform Commission, will be passed at the Congress. It is seen as a key step towards AIBA being reinstated as the Olympic governing body for boxing by the International Olympic Committee. Read Also:Olympic rings installed at Odaiba Marine Park, as countdown to Tokyo 2020 continues AIBA has been stripped of any involvement in the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 and its status will not be considered until after this year’s Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 International Boxing Association (AIBA) has moved its Extraordinary Congress next month from Lausanne to Budapest. The crucial gathering of the embattled organisation, suspended as the Olympic governing body for the sport in June, was due to take place in the Swiss city on March 20. In a letter to Member Federations, AIBA Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane revealed the date would remain the same but the Congress would instead be held in the Hungarian capital. The decision to switch the venue was made after AIBA received “full support from the Hungarian Boxing Federation”. “We are confident that together we will deliver a very successful Congress,” Moustahsane added. Among the key decisions set to be made at the Congress is a vote on changes to AIBA’s statutes, while the process for the Presidential election could also become clearer.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lady Eagles Champs At Sectionals 60 & 45

first_imgGirls Basketball Sectional 60 Championship @ JCD.Jac-Cen-Del  54     South Decatur  47The Lady Eagles will play in The Regionals @ Southwestern Shelby.  JCD will battle The Indy Tindley Tigers in Game 1 tipping off at 10:30 AM.  Listen to WRBI for coverage of The JCD Lady Eagles.  Congrats to Coach Scott Smith & The Lady Eagles from Country 103.9 WRBI.Girls Basketball Sectional 45 Championship @ Milan.Austin  50     Southwestern Hanover  49  (OT)The Lady Eagles will be at The Paoli Regionals against The North Knox Lady Warriors in Game 2 tipping off around Noon.last_img read more