Steelers vs. Browns brawl: A complete list of suspensions and fines, from Myles Garrett to Mason Rudolph

first_img“The way I saw it, on the final play of the game with the game in hand the way it was, it had been, we had already lost two of our players to targeting penalties from the game,’’ Rudolph said. “As I released the ball, I took a late shot. Did not agree with way he took me to the ground and my natural reaction was to get him from off on top of me. And again, I should have done a better job of handling that situation.”Other Browns, Steelers: Fined $3,507 apieceFines were announced Nov. 23 for 29 players who entered the “fighting area.”Full list of fines and suspension from the #Browns-#Steelers brawl: pic.twitter.com/8jftCj6bWy— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 23, 2019Steelers and Browns: $250,000 fines eachThe NFL fined each organization $250,000. For comparison, the Patriots received a $1 million fine for Deflategate, and the Saints paid $500,000 for the bounty program. Below is an updated list of all suspensions and fines as a result of the Steelers-Browns melee.’THAT’S ASSAULT’: NFL players react to Myles Garrett’s helmet-swinging attackSteelers vs. Browns brawl suspensions, finesMyles Garrett: six games plus 2019 playoffsUnsurprisingly, Myles Garrett received the longest suspension of anybody involved in the brawl. The third-year defensive end’s suspension will keep him out of the final six games of the 2019 season and any potential postseason games. The NFL decided to uphold the suspension despite an appeal by Garrett, who had a meeting with the commissioner’s office Nov. 20. During the meeting, Garrett reportedly accused Rudolph of using a racial slur to incite the fight. Rudolph has denied those claims. Garrett tweeted Thursday night that “I know what I heard,” although he also said that Rudolph’s alleged actions “do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment.”The suspension is without pay and came with a fine of an undisclosed amount. Officially, the suspension is for violating “unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent and using the helmet as a weapon.”He was also fined $45,623, according to NFL Network.“Last night, I made a terrible mistake,’’ Garrett said in a statement Nov. 15. “I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL. I know I have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake and I fully intend to do so.”Maurkice Pouncey: Two-game suspensionSteelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey was initially suspended three games for retaliating against Garrett following the helmet swing, a penalty that was reduced to two games following an appeal by Pouncey. He was also fined $35,096.Pouncey threw multiple punches and kicked Garrett’s helmet while he was on the ground.The suspension is without pay and came with a fine of an undisclosed amount. Officially, the suspension is for “fighting, including punching and kicking an opponent.”MORE: ‘AFC North football’ needs a culture shift after Myles Garrett suspensionLarry Ogunjobi: One-game suspensionPushing Rudolph to the ground after Garrett’s helmet swing will cost Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi one game.The suspension is without pay and came with a fine of an undisclosed amount. Officially, the suspension is for “unnecessary roughness, specifically for shoving an opposing player to the ground during an altercation.”Mason Rudolph: No suspension, $50,000 fineRudolph, who helped cause the fight by attempting to take Garrett’s helmet off, won’t be suspended but did receive a $50,000 fine, according to NFL Media.Garrett accused Rudolph of starting the fight by calling him a racial slur, which Rudolph has denied.Rudolph did not admit fault while addressing the media with a prepared statement Nov. 20. The NFL wasted little time in beginning to punish the Browns and Steelers for the wild Nov. 14 night brawl that included Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett tearing off the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it.Late morning on Nov. 15, a little over 12 hours after the fight, the league handed down a series of fines and suspensions for players involved. Those penalties were largely upheld during the NFL’s weeklong review of the situation, which concluded Nov. 21.last_img read more

Is it Joshua Cheptegei time?

first_img21362Hassan CHANIBRN27:38.1628:31.30 Prize Money (tax free in Uganda)1st $60,0002nd $30,0003rd $20,0004th $15,0005th $10,0006th $6,0007th $5,0008th $4,000 (Read Uganda Tax laws BOTTOM, Page 36)Domestic Taxes Laws of Uganda 2018 EDITION by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApp 51907Leonard KORIRUSA27:20.1827:34.01 Cheptegei will however miss colleague Jacob Kiplimo, who came  4th at the Commonwealth Games 10,000m final last year, and was second at the World Cross Country. He has struggled with injury the past few months, and withdrew before Doha started.Turning silver into gold?It is the 2017 World Championship silver medal that Cheptegei will hope to improve on this time round. If he does, he will become only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining steeplechaser Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich off track in the marathon in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi in the 800m at Doha 2019.Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015.The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize. If one breaks the world record, which is  26:17.53 minutes, a $100,000 bonus is given. Today’s 10,000m starting lineup 11291Rodgers KWEMOIKEN27:25.2327:26.92 12 Mohammed Ahmed (CAN)27:20.56 131912Lopez LOMONGUSA27:30.0627:30.06 6701Hagos GEBRHIWETETH26:48.9526:48.95 115 Stewart McSweyn (AUS)28:58.22 71488Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR27:24.7827:24.78 121793Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA26:49.94 Cheptegei’s time to dominate?Sunday 8PM 10,000m F – Joshua CHEPTEGEI | Abdallah Kibet MANDESATURDAY RESULT  Marathon Fred MUSOBO in 13th  2:13:42 Stephen KIPROTICH in 18th 2:15:04 Solomon MUTAI (DNF) Winner Lelisa DESISA ETH Ethiopia 2:10:40Kampala, Uganda  | LOUIS JADWONG |  Ugandan women have done it twice already, winning track gold a the World Championships in Helsinki 2005 and at Doha 2019. The men, are still looking.Joshua Cheptegei has had a season focused on preserving himself for tonight’s challenge, and he is best placed to become the country’s first man to win a title on the track.With the retirement of legend Mo Farah from track competition, the 10,000m will have a new champion for the first time since Moscow 2013. By the time he retired last year, Farah had captures 10 successive world or Olympic titles in the 10,000 metres.All signs are that it is time for world cross-country champion Cheptegei, silver medalist two years ago, to take the crown in the 10,000m. He warmed up for Doha by winning the 5000m Diamond League Final in August.“In Doha I will not compete in the 5k but the 10k. Winning the gold medal there would be special because I have never won a track gold at World Championships. I planned this race and I expected to win,” he said after the Zurich Diamond League final.“I will train in the mountains of Uganda until Doha and the good thing is that my coach will be there, too.”“He is in his best shape ever,” coach Addy Ruiter told The Daily Monitor. “We have a plan A, B, C and if it fails, D. But races are different, anything can happen but it sometimes comes down to the individual.”Limited races over this distance this year make form very hard to read, but the last time a near complete field of 10,000m elite runners assembled to compete, 23-year-old Cheptegei won. This was at last year’s Commonwealth Games, where he picked the double – 5000m and 10,000m.The Ethiopians are not members of the Commonwealth, so watched on TV, but will be the biggest threats to Cheptegei tonight.Cheptegei (left) and his coach Ruiter at a previous camp. PHOTO NN RUNNING TEAM MEDIAEthiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Hagos Gebrhiwet have the fastest times in the distance this year, with 26:49.99 and 26:48.95 respectively. Sandwiching their times is Cheptegei, with 26:49.94. 711 Timothy Toroitich (UGA)27:47.35 9697Andamlak BELIHUETH26:53.1526:53.15  LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2019 69 Stephen Mokoka (RSA)27:44.58SB RankOrderNameResultNotes 141287Alex KORIOKEN27:29.4027:29.40 16236Thierry NDIKUMWENAYOBDI 133 Toka Badboy (LES)31:22.38  Commonwealth 10,000m final result last year 201798Abdallah Kibet MANDEUGA27:22.8927:22.89center_img 44 Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)27:30.25SB 15705Yomif KEJELCHAETH26:49.9926:49.99 515 Jake Robertson (NZL)27:30.90NR 10245Soufiane BOUCHIKHIBEL27:41.2028:04.09 8 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)27:19.62GR 11640Aron KIFLEERI27:09.9227:27.68 –1 Patrick Tiernan (AUS)DQR 163.3b 19235Rodrigue KWIZERABDI 41085Yemaneberhan CRIPPAITA27:44.2127:49.79 8394Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:02.35 913 Andy Vernon (ENG)28:17.11 82 Jonathan Ndiku (KEN)27:56.24 181284Rhonex KIPRUTOKEN26:50.1626:50.16 31906Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIRUSA27:07.5527:47.71 1010 Josphat Bett Kipkoech (KEN)28:56.22 171680Julien WANDERSSUI27:17.2927:17.29 2237Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDABDI28:09.9828:11.90 14 Rodgers Kwemoi (KEN)27:28.66SB 126 Kefasi Chitsala (MAW)29:21.68PB –7 Simon Charley (VAN)DNSlast_img read more

Superstar Horse and His Successful Host

first_imgBy John BurtonOCEANPORT, August 6 – American Pharoah, our new equine Boss and our own Jersey boy, was a rock star Sunday and Monmouth Park proved to be a fantastic venue.“It went great. We’re very happy,” said Oceanport Police Lt. Michael Kelly about the record-breaking day at Monmouth Park with a crowd just shy of 61,000.Kelly wasn’t alone. By all accounts, the William Hill Haskell Invitation went without a hitch. And a memory was made for all.“I’m really enjoying being here,” on race day, said Toni Duffy, Atlantic Highlands. “It’s fantastic.”Duffy conceded “I had to drag him,” she said of her companion, Gary Groves, also of Atlantic Highlands, with Groves acknowledging he was apprehensive about attending given the large crowds expected. But once there, he warmed to the day, whose temperature hovered in the sunny 90s by afternoon. “We love the track,” Groves said. “I hope they never close it and develop it. That would be a crime.”Debbie Roche convinced her husband, John W. Roche, both Tinton Falls residents, to come to see American Pharoah. “I’m not going to be around for another 37 years,” so she had better see a Triple Crown winner while she can, Debbie said.“I told her to buy a $100 win ticket,” on American Pharoah, the clear favorite prior to the 6 p.m. running of the Haskell, John said. With a wink he added, “And I would cash it in when she’s not looking.”The 48th running Invitational brought this year’s Triple Crown Winner – the first in 37 years – and super star of the thoroughbred horseracing orbit, Jersey’s own American Pharoah, to the Jersey Shore to compete and ultimately handily win the $1.75 million purse. The purse marked the largest prize in state horseracing history and American Pharoah’s appearance was the first Triple Crown winner to grace a Garden State track. Sunday also was a first for Monmouth Park, which had a record attendance of 60,983, its most attendees for a single day since the park first opened in 1946.“Monmouth Park is here to stay forever,” proclaimed Dennis Drazin, a Red Bank lawyer who serves as an advisor to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s and Darby Development, LLC, which operates the park. Track officials had increased the purse for the Haskell by $750,000, which Drazin maintained will make this race “the fourth jewel in the Triple Crown,” ensuring marquee name horses traveling here to compete and drawing crowds to Monmouth Park. “This will be a day to remember,” he said.“Dennis Drazin is the man,” said state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-13), also in attendance.“This has been an amazing day,” Kyrillos said, noting it was necessary “to keep the momentum going. We have to save the track.” By that the senator meant he would continue to support legislation that would allow sports gambling at racetracks. That has been advocated by Drazin and track proponents who have lobbied Trenton, with Drazin arguing for it – so far unsuccessfully – in federal court. Horseracing supporters continue to argue the added influx of cash sports gam bling would allow tracks to continue to operate.“Horse breeding has long been a very important part of Monmouth County’s heritage and economy,” noted state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), “and a wonderful day like this reminds us how important it is for the county and state, as well as what we have to offer.”John Heims, Monmouth Park’s in-house legal counsel and director of media relations, said total betting on Sunday’s 14 races amounted to a record-breaking $20 million, with $6.5 million bet at the park that day. The last time anything close was bet was in 2008 with a Haskell Day handle of $17 million and a Haskell race handle in 2010 at $4.4 million.“I got up at 6 o’clock a.m. and drove from Pennsylvania,” said Martha Vetter.Vetter, who came with her son Bob Vetter, and 7-year-old granddaughter Bella Enturrino, Toms River, had her own reasons for coming to Monmouth Park.In addition to Bella’s love of the pony rides, Martha Vetter’s mother, Dorothy Dollard knew the Haskell family, with family members riding their horses on the Dollard farm, in Manalapan’s Tennent section, in the 1940s -50s. Dollard died in 1978, the year of the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed. “So, it’s special to me,” Vetter said.“I never miss the Haskell,” said Maria Gemignani, a Long Branch woman. Gemignani, an elderly woman who is originally from Italy, also explained “I came to see the big race, to see the horse,” meaning American Pharoah.Barbara and Scott Swaim, now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, but formerly of Rumson, have been coming for the running of the Haskell since 1986. “It’s just a happy event on the Jersey Shore,” Scott said.Barbara noted they traditionally spend their day at the same table at the park’s outdoor Ladies Secret Café and see what the day brings. They bet just enough with “Our goal is to pay for dinner,” with their day’s winnings, Scott said.“It’s been great. It’s been one big party,” offered Oceanport Borough Councilman Joseph Irace about Sunday’s activities. “Everyone is smiling, everyone is happy. It’s been a great day.”It’s also been “A great day for Oceanport,” Irace explained, “because people can see what Oceanport has to offer and what Monmouth County has to offer other than the beach.”“It’s nice to see the crowds here,” said Brian Nelson, a Middletown lawyer, whose firm had a private box for the races.“It’s a huge economic boost to the county, no doubt,” Nelson observed. “A lot of people made the weekend out of it,” staying in area hotels and dining in local restaurants, all to the area’s benefit.“I think it’s a great way to showcase that Monmouth County is a great place to be,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso.“I’ve never been to the races before,” said Ernest Olivera, a Morris County resident. “I do think I would like to come again, though I haven’t won any money,” he added with a chuckle.“What an amazing day,” Drazin said. “We were prepared and it showed.”“We had a plan we put in place and everything fell into place,” Police Lt. Kelly agreed.There were hundreds of police officers from surrounding departments who worked with Oceanport’s department on security and traffic flow; security inside the park was the responsibility of NJ State Police.With the tens of thousands expected law enforcement had detours established and some road closures lined up to try to keep traffic moving at a reasonable rate, according to Kelly.And it worked, he said. But what contributed greatly, Kelly explained, was the public’s own planning. “People carpooled. We saw minivans filled with people; we saw cars filled with people,” he said.Along with the carpooling, “Another surprise was a lot of people rode their bikes,” Kelly said.“There were so many bikes locked up along the fences, which I never saw before,” with cyclists coming from as far away as Deal and Keansburg, Kelly found out when speaking with them over the course of the day.What helped greatly was the number of people who opted for mass transit.NJ Transit put on additional commuter trains for the day, ultimately transporting 11,734 to and from Monmouth Park. That was a five times greater number than took the train for last year’s Haskell, said Jennifer Nelson, a NJ Transit spokeswoman, which required transit to make some quick makeshift improvements to the local station (adding a new concrete slab and laying additional gravel).Overall, “We couldn’t be more pleased with how it went,” Nelson said.State police had six arrests for minor disorderly persons offenses – a remarkably low number for a nearly 61,000 crowd. And there were just three very minor traffic collisions for the day, Kelly noted.“So far, it’s been trouble-free,” Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon observed late on Sunday.The final verdict for the police, “We’re all smiles,” Kelly added. American Pharoah a Superstar and Monmouth Park His Successful Host The Crowd Left With a Memorylast_img read more

Fortuna football wins CIF Division 5-A state title with 54-33 win over Katella

first_imgBut now they can head to the … Anaheim >> The Huskies’ storybook 2017 season got its perfect ending.And they did it their way, too.A huge second-half performance, backed by the Huskies going to its beloved Ka-chunk offense and stellar defense, helped the Fortuna High football team capture the CIF State Division 5-A title with a thrilling 54-33 win over Katella of Anaheim at Glover Stadium on Saturday night.The Huskies planned to go to Disneyland no matter the day after the game.last_img read more

OKC has ‘to play together’ to make things easier for ‘freak’ Westbrook

first_imgOKC’s Steven Adams and former NBA coach Reggie Theus during the opening of the NBA 3x in the Philippines.Oklahoma City center Steven Adams said there’s no one way to slow down Russell Westbrook’s frantic style of play and what they can do is to make things easier for their prized MVP.“The only way to lessen Russell’s workload is that everyone plays together, but it’s really not draining on Russ, he’s just a freak right,” said Adams during the opening ceremony of the NBA 3X Philippines at Mall of Asia Music Hall on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook is the second player to average a triple-double for a season after Oscar Robertson as he put up 31.6 points, 10.7 points, and 10.4 assists en route to his first MVP award.Those numbers, however, came through Oklahoma relying too much on Westbrook as the 6-foot-3 point guard led the league in usage rate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAs per basketball-reference.com, Westbrook had a usage rate of 41.7 percent, which was the highest in the league.The next most used player in the OKC roster is Adams whose usage rate is at 16.2%. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet And even though OKC just got four-time All Star Paul George, Adams doesn’t see Westbrook would try to slow his game down.The best the Thunder can do, Adams said, is to make George feel welcome in a franchise that already lost its former cornerstone in Kevin Durant.“All we got to do is make him feel welcome, make sure he’s comfortable and the rest comes down to working hard and getting better,” said Adams. “The team has to do the right things to make everyone’s job easier.”ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Phoenix slips past Alaska on buzzer beater from Phelps Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

22 days agoCrouch questions Liverpool nerves after RB Salzburg win

first_imgCrouch questions Liverpool nerves after RB Salzburg winby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Crouch has questioned Liverpool’s nerves after Wednesday’s 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.The European champions blew a three-goal lead at Anfield when Erling Braud Haaland equalised for the visitors.And Crouch says the performance was “absolutely mental” from his former side.”It was mental, absolutely mental,” Crouch said on BT Sport.”Liverpool were flying, playing some of the best attacking football I have seen from them this season. And then the second half, I don’t even know where to begin. 3-3, I just couldn’t have seen it, and then Salah pops up with the winner.”An incredible match, highly entertaining, but for the wrong reasons for Liverpool in the end. They got a bit nervy Liverpool, you have to say.”Once the first goal went in, then the second, Fabinho, whose normally so calm on the ball, was passing it out of play, they weren’t as intricate as they were in the first half.”So it definitely affected them but the fourth goal killed them off and then they controlled the game and managed it out.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

More wildfires evacuations expected in BC with forecasted hot windy weather

first_imgThe Canadian PressKAMLOOPS, B.C. — Residents of a village in British Columbia’s southern interior are anxious to see what is left of their homes after one of the hundreds of wildfires raging across the region tore through their community, engulfing dozens of properties and forcing people to flee with little warning.Mark Sutherland of the Ashcroft Indian Reserve west of Kamloops said Sunday he had only seconds to escape with his girlfriend and two young children before flames overtook his home.“By the time we got everyone into the cars and we were getting out of the reserve, coming around the bend, (the fire) was already past the house. The next few houses were on fire,” said Sutherland, who used to work on a forestry firefighting ground crew.“It was so fast. Everything was happening so fast.”There is no end in sight as provincial officials expect more gusty winds and hot, dry conditions to fan the flames of the more than 220 fires that have destroyed an area covering at least 230 square kilometres.Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, said the number of people forced from their homes is likely to rise from the latest estimate of 7,000.“The situation around evacuation alerts and orders could be quite fluid,” said Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer for the BC Wildfire Service, on Sunday.“I would anticipate there would be expansions over the next few days.”B.C. has committed $100 million to help communities and residents rebuild, while the federal government is sending aircraft.Christy Clark, the outgoing premier, announced the fund Sunday in Kamloops. She said $600 will be made immediately available by electronic transfer through the Red Cross to people who have registered after being forced from their homes.“We are just, in many ways, at the beginning of the worst part of the fire season and we watch the weather, we watch the wind, and we pray for rain,” she said.“But our prayers aren’t always answered in these things and so we need to be there to support people in the meantime because there are hundreds and hundreds of people who are scared to death right now.”She said the transition team for premier-designate John Horgan’s incoming government has been briefed on the establishment of the fund.Horgan said the outgoing government has been very co-operative and that he would honour the $100 million Clark had committed to, adding that the province would likely provide even more support as the cost of the disaster grows.“Whatever is needed to make sure that people are whole after this, we’re going to make sure that happens,” he said, after meeting with officials in Kamloops.Horgan said he spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sunday afternoon, who assured him the federal government stood ready to help.“To have the prime minister say the federal government is there for us when we need it is very reassuring,” he said.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Ottawa has agreed to federal assistance.The Canadian Armed Forces are helping residents affected by evacuations and airlift emergency workers and equipment.Three Canadian Armed Forces Griffon helicopters were expected to arrive in Kelowna on Sunday and some larger fixed-wing aircraft are to arrive over the next few days, said Chris Duffy, executive director of Emergency Management BC.Duffy said the aircraft would be on standby and ready to help wherever they were needed, but that they would not be assisting with fire suppression at this time.The hardest-hit regions were the central and southern Interior. There were also major blazes burning in northern B.C. but they weren’t posing as immediate a threat, said Skrepnek.Highway closures trapped Cache Creek resident Jacquie McMahon and her husband overnight Friday on the north side of Lac La Hache, near the 100 Mile House wildfire.“The orange glow on both sides of us was so surreal and it was growing, growing, growing,” said McMahon, whose home was spared in the fire.“I just lost my mom (in March), and mom always told us: ‘Never go anywhere without everything you need.’ ”She added, wiping away tears. “So we had everything we needed. And thank goodness.”A provincewide state of emergency was declared Friday after about 140 new fires ignited and crews grappled with intense winds. The government said the state of emergency allows it to more easily co-ordinate a response to the crisis.On Saturday, 98 new fires sprang up and existing fires grew in size, Skrepnek said.The four biggest fires ranged in size from about 20 to 44 square kilometres and drove thousands from their homes in the communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, 100 Mile House, 105 Mile House, 108 Mile House, 150 Mile House and the Alexis Creek area.Dozens of public parks in the Cariboo and Chilcotin region were closed to the public.The province has been marshalling all the personnel it can to battle the flames, protect property and try to keep people safe.The BC Wildfire Service employs more than 1,000 firefighters and all were either deployed or on days of rest. At least 200 contractors backed them up, while an additional 300 firefighters recruited from other parts of Canada and are expected to arrive on Monday and Tuesday.Despite the crews’ efforts, Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta said a fire burning between Ashcroft and Cache Creek had destroyed dozens of buildings, including at least five houses, 30 trailer park homes and two hangars at a regional airport.B.C. has seen 552 fires to date in 2017, about half of which broke out over the past few days. Skrepnek said the province had spent $46 million fighting wildfires this year as of end-of-day Friday.last_img read more

Why kids have math anxiety?

first_imgIs your daughter more anxious over maths than your son? Blame gendered stereotypes about mathematics as well as anxiety of both teachers and parents, finds a study. While mathematics is often considered a hard subject, not all difficulties with the subject result from cognitive difficulties. Many children and adults experience feelings of anxiety, apprehension, tension or discomfort when confronted with a maths problem. The study, led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, showed that maths anxiety is seen more in girls than boys. The gender gap stems from the gendered stereotypes about the ability to crack maths. Primary-aged children noted that they had been confused by different teaching methods, while secondary students commented on poor interpersonal relations with their math teachers. Secondary students indicated that the transition from primary to secondary school had been a cause of maths anxiety, as the work seemed harder and they could not cope.last_img read more

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