Victory over Indiana ends drought

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald PhotoIt’s simple; to beat Indiana you shut down its star man: Marco Killingsworth. And that is just what Wisconsin did Wednesday night at the Kohl Center as the team finally got a much-awaited for victory.In the Badgers 72-54 trouncing of the Hoosiers, Killingsworth was held to 14 points, four shy of his average coming in. The Hoosier standout, with the “big man” tattoo on his left arm, looked small as the crowd of 17,142 cheered when he fouled out with 8:15 remaining in the contest. “He’s a good player,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “We may face him again in the Big Ten tournament, and we know that we’ll have our hands full then, too. He’s a heck of a player … but I was glad he got in foul trouble.”The victory over Indiana ended a two-week drought for the Badgers. It also bumped up the team to a third-place ranking in the Big Ten. “It was a great performance by Wisconsin,” Indiana head coach Mike Davis said. “They did a great job on [defense] against us. We shot a poor, poor percentage. They had a lot to do with it. Tucker is by far one of the top two best players in the league.”Everything appeared to run clean for the Badgers throughout the contest, especially for Tucker, who ended the contest with a game-high 29 points.The Badgers started with a fresh starting lineup as sophomore Michael Flowers started in place of the injured Brian Butch. Things went great for Flowers in the beginning, as the guard pulled down two rebounds and snagged one steal within the first four minutes.After the steal, Wisconsin went on an 11-2 run, which included two 3-pointers from senior Ray Nixon.With the score at 20-6, Indiana responded with a 10-0 run to bring the contest back within four.With the game looking rough, Tucker would close the half by going 3-for-4 and accumulating eight points.Tucker ended the first half with 11 points and two blocks (his fourth and fifth blocks on the season).The second half would look similar for the Badgers as Tucker went 7-for-11 and Nixon went 3-for-4.Nixon finished the contest with 13 points, while freshman Kevin Gullikson, who also had a stellar game, ended with career highs in points (7), rebounds (7) and minutes (24).”He gave us a lot of energy that we didn’t have coming into this game,” Tucker commented about Gullikson’s performance. “He is getting some quality minutes. I’m just relieved now.””I was just trying to work hard to not let people get the ball,” Gullikson said. “My teammates were working hard together, we got the win together … I’m just trying to pick things up as we go.”Another player who got noticeable minutes was Tanner Bronson. The roughly 5-foot-11 sophomore shot 1-for-4 and put the icing on the cake for the Badgers as he nailed his first career 3-pointer. “It’s good to see anyone score,” Gullikson said of Bronson’s three. “It’s exciting for all of us.”In the end, Wisconsin forced 15 turnovers and increased Indiana’s conference road game record to 0-4. Wisconsin also shot 45 percent from the field and out-shot IU in the paint 28-16. The Badgers have won the last six out of seven games against the Hoosiers. “This is one of our best wins on the year,” Nixon said. “It was a good win because it came at a key moment in our season, we just hope it keeps snowballing.” “We’ve just got to find some guys who are willing to play,” Tucker said. “Everyone is stepping up and that is what we need every game and not just this game. We can’t be satisfied by just showing up for one game. It’s still early; we have a long way to go. We have to bring this every night.”But this was a big win for us,” Tucker continued. “Not only winning it, but the matter in which we won it. It was a great boost for our confidence.”last_img read more

USC Security Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety incident report summary between Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1. Crimes against propertyAt 10:52 a.m. on Sept. 30, a non-USC male reported that the front passenger door of his vehicle was scratched while he was parked at the Keck Hospital of USC.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 30, an intoxicated student was found sleeping in another student’s bed in Moon Apartments. The student did not remember entering the apartment when contacted by DPS officers and was released into the care of her friends.At 8:01 a.m. on Sept. 30, two students were transported to a local hospital after sustaining injuries in an accident. One of the students drove his vehicle into a wall and another parked vehicle in Parking Structure D, causing moderate damage.last_img read more

Disney and DreamWorks workers discuss animation industry

first_img“What you want from your executives is for them to feel ownership of that show,” Povenmire said. “You can’t buy that kind of energy, when they feel like they’re part of this, and it’s their show too.” Nearly 200 students attended a conversation with writers, directors and producers from The Walt Disney Company and DreamWorks Animation about Hollywood’s entertainment and animation industry Monday. The event, hosted by the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television and Film & Television Writers of USC, invited the creators of “Finding Nemo,” “Tarzan” and “Phineas and Ferb” to speak about their creative processes. (Left to right) Screenwriting professor Robert Ramsey moderated a panel with “Finding Nemo” writer David Reynolds, “Tarzan” writer Stevie Wermers, “Phineas and Ferb” co-creator Dan Povenmire and “How to Train Your Dragon” executive producer Tim Johnson about Hollywood and the animation industry. (Dimple Sarnaaik/Daily Trojan) Ramsey asked Wermers to explain how she started her career in animation and became an Academy Award winning writer and artist for Disney. This unique investment in the entertainment value of a creation is key to the animation process, Povenmire continued. Povenmire said that the entertainment industry is unlike any other industry when it comes to the chain of command because executives are involved mostly for the sake of providing entertainment. In other industries, Povenmire explained, executives can be part of a project for years, but in entertainment their expiration date is typically one to two years. The panel included “Finding Nemo” writer David Reynolds, Disney story artist and director Stevie Wermers, “Phineas and Ferb” co-creator Dan Povenmire, and “How to Train Your Dragon” executive producer Tim Johnson. Mary Bronough, president of Film and Television Writers USC, introduced the panel and School of Cinematic Arts screenwriting professor Robert Ramsey moderated. Povenmire said finding your way into the entertainment industry is an individual path. “No one can tell you how to get your first gig,” Povenmire said. “They can only tell you how they got their gig-collect enough of those and you’ll have a road map.” “It wasn’t until I saw “Beauty and the Beast” [that I pursued animation],” Wermers said. “I thought this movie was amazing. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I went to Cal Arts and I talked to one of the counselors there and I applied and they’re like ‘you’re in.’” “My favorite principle of craft comes from improv, which is you never get to say no,” Johnson said. “It’s a great principle for running a brainstorming meeting. It’s a great way to treat executives. It’s a great way to deal with your partner in life.” Rose Bueno, a junior majoring in cinema and media studies, said the final remark by Povenmire stood out to her.   Johnson gave advice to audience members looking to start a career in animation. He suggested taking improvisation classes to learn how to think quickly in tough situations. During the question and answer session that followed the panel, one student asked for advice on starting a professional screenwriting career. “It was particularly impactful to hear, especially at the end, their closing remarks about getting your first start in the industry and that there is no clear path,” Bueno said. “It’s a testament that people will get to where they need to if they’re determined.”last_img read more

Crosstown rivalry has produced epic clashes

first_imgNow this is more like it. USC and UCLA will square off on Saturday in college sports’ greatest crosstown rivalry, and provided the college football fans can wake up early enough to catch the noon kickoff time, more eyes will be on this game than in recent years because of what’s at stake.The Pac-12 South division will be decided, with each team’s Rose Bowl hopes still very much at play.A notable amount of national media attention has escalated this week, and the rest of the college football nation is paying attention. For all those outside the greater Southern California area anxiously awaiting this showdown, I have one question.What took you so long?This year’s edition of the rivalry feels different, in part because, well, it is. Each team is ranked heading into the big game for the first time since 2005, and the Bruins are ranked ahead of the Trojans for the first time since 2001.Meetings in both these years saw USC destroy UCLA, and though I’m sure Trojan fans have reveled in USC’s dominance over the last 13 years (12 wins for USC), the rest of the country has grown bored of it.Because honestly, is it really a rivalry when the teams aren’t even close to the same caliber?The simple answer is no, but in reality this rivalry doesn’t need both teams to be competitive to be special. Because of the schools’ unmatched close proximity, battles are fought every day between fans of both sides, whether at school, work or in any other part of the community.Each fan base is so interconnected that interaction is constant.Compare this to other classic rivalries, such as Auburn-Alabama and Ohio State-Michigan, where the opposing schools are more than 150 miles apart.Sure, each annual meeting is a big deal, but what about the other 364 days of the year? In Los Angeles, every day is game day, and the bickering and chatter that make sports so fun is non-stop.Beyond the fan base component to the rivalry is the storied history that these two schools share.Saturday’s game shapes up to be yet another iconic moment in a rivalry that already has plenty to show for itself.Before last year’s LSU-Alabama game that was dubbed the “Game of the Century,” there was the 1967 meeting between the Bruins and the Trojans that was one of the “Games of the Century,” with USC ranked No. 4 and UCLA undefeated and ranked No. 1.Led by OJ Simpson, the Trojans won in comeback fashion 21-20 and went on to win the national championship in one of the greatest games in college football history.Or in 1988, when No. 2 USC, led by quarterback Rodney Peete, and No. 6 UCLA, led by quarterback Troy Aikman, met to determine who would represent the conference in the Rose Bowl.In front of 100,741 fans at the Rose Bowl (a regular-season record), USC prevailed 31-22. Peete and Aikman finished second and third, respectively, in Heisman trophy voting behind Barry Sanders.Perhaps the most memorable game in recent memory, much to the chagrin of USC fans, is the 2006 meeting between the No. 2 Trojans and the unranked Bruins at the Rose Bowl, where Karl Dorrell’s defense shut down John David Booty and the vaunted USC offense to knock USC out of the BCS national championship game.One of the biggest upsets in college football history is also UCLA’s only win in the series since 1998.But back to the game this weekend. Yes, this rivalry will always be important, no matter what each team’s record is.But though outsiders might have tuned out while USC racked up wins for the better part of the last decade, Trojan fans want nothing more than for this trend to continue.I know the panic level on USC’s campus is a bit higher than normal.But this kind of competition is a good thing. Because even though the game always means something here, it won’t matter outside of Southern California if both teams aren’t competitive.So when Bruin fans are dreaming about halting a five-game losing streak in the rivalry and potentially earning a Rose Bowl bid, be happy, USC fans. All that means is more people are watching, which makes the game and the days leading up to it all the more fun.In fact, we ought to rejoice in the Bruins’ success this season, because it’s not every year that this game makes such a big splash on the national scale.With that being said, here’s to hoping for another 50-0 game.“Inside the 20s” runs every other Thursday. If you would like to comment on this article, visit or email Nick at read more

Sylvester Provencio sentenced to 31 months for assault of 2 Caldwell men in August 2015

first_imgSylvester Provencioby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Almost 16 months after the incident, Sylvester Provencio, 21, of Caldwell was sentenced for the assault on two older Caldwell men in rural Sumner County.Judge Scott McQuin sentenced Provencio to 31 months with a possible 15 percent reduction for good behavior in prison. He has served eight months in prison already and that will be included in the time served. With a combination of the good behavior clause and the amount of time served, Provencio could be released in 14 months for this particular crime.Keep in mind, Provencio is still facing a felony charge for rape. A jury trial is set for that charge in October.Provencio was convicted for reckless aggravated battery, a level 5 felony, by a Sumner County jury in May. He was accused of assaulting Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55 of Caldwell on April 22, 2015, east of Caldwell.The brawl took place in which Provencio and his accomplice Nick Reedy battled Nispel and Schneider after the two older men had stopped to pull a pickup out of the mud.Reedy had pled guilty to reckless aggravated battery in a plea bargain agreement just a day before the Provencio trial was to begin.last_img read more

Two Police Officers Shot, Stabbed In Brooklyn Attack

first_img(Brooklyn, NY) — Three New York City police officers are recovering after being attacked in Brooklyn.Officials say the suspect approached one of the officers last night and stabbed him in the neck.Other officers arrived at the scene within moments and one of them pulled out his gun.The suspect then struggled with that officer for the weapon, causing it to go off and hit one officer in the arm and another in the hand.The suspect was then shot and taken to a nearby hospital where he’s in critical condition.The officers suffered non life-threatening injuries.last_img read more

Monmouth University Names New Vice President for University Advancement

first_imgWEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University has announced that Jason Kroll has been named vice president for university advancement.Kroll, whose appointment is effective Aug. 19, brings more than 18 years of experience as an executive in higher education and nonprofit fundraising, management, administration, business development and external affairs to his position at Monmouth University.“The experience Jason brings to the position from both the corporate and particularly the nonprofit world is impressive and relevant to everything we want to accomplish at Monmouth. I look forward to working closely with him as we build on all the exciting things happening at the University currently,” university President Paul R. Brown said.“I also want to express my appreciation to Vice President Mary Anne Nagy who has served as the University’s interim vice president for university advancement for the past year,” Brown said.Kroll has held senior administrative positions within foundations and higher education institutions, including Rutgers University, the Rutgers University Foundation, Drew University and The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.At the Rutgers University Foundation, he developed and led a $100 million capital campaign for athletics as part of the university’s $1 billion comprehensive capital campaign. In addition, he played a key role in the success of the university’s $500 million comprehensive capital campaign and an $80 million capital campaign for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.He has also served higher education institutions as a private business executive helping to deliver risk assessment studies, business continuity plans, and public safety/emergency management and communications solutions.Kroll received a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and his master’s degree in public administration/non-profit management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He and his wife LeeAnn have three daughters, Maddy, Lindsay and Elena.“My family and I are very excited to join the Monmouth University community,” Kroll said. “I look forward to working closely with President Brown, the trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and students. I am convinced that Monmouth University is a special place because it is powered by talented and passionate people who are generously supported by the Greater Monmouth County community.”last_img read more

“It’s amazing to debut and mark in the first one you have”

first_imgBig debut: “Debuting first and scoring this goal is a dream.”How was the time to leave: “The mister had decided to support me, told me to go out and try to score something that thank God I have done” The player had been in the field for a very short time, since he had entered in the 87th minute of the match, to end up scoring the goal of his team’s victory two minutes after being on the field. The goal: “I have seen the opportunity to enter the space, it is true that Manu has given me a great pass and I have seen the option of finishing off the door. The truth is that when I have seen the option I have decided to hit it hard and I have closed my eyes in the beating, and when I have opened them I have seen the ball inside. ”Quarry Club: “I know that I am in a club that is committed to the people of the quarry, I am in the third team, but I have always had the support and confidence of the coach.”To follow the same: “My thing is to work and wait for my chance, so that’s my idea right now.”last_img read more

Raúl joins Rodrygo and Reinier against the colista

first_imgProbable alignments of Castilla-SanseCastile: Altube; Guillem, Gila, Javi Hernández, Fran García; Baeza, Blanco and Reinier; Rodrygo, Marc Gual and Fidalgo.Sanse: Xabi Irureta; Tomás Kosut, Miguel Muñoz, Albert Esteller, Rubén Valverde, Felipe Sáez; Marcos Gullón, Galindo, Raúl Hernández, Trabazo; and Fer Ruiz.Time: five pm.Stadium: Alfredo di Estéfano.Referee: J. Tárraga (Com. Valencian).TV: RealmadridtvJournal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Probable alignments of Castilla-Sanse.AS newspaper After almost five months, Rodrygo goes down to Castilla to help him in his purpose of climbing. With the subsidiary, so far, he has completed the games against Langreo (0-0) and Rayo Majadahonda (3-1), the latter on September 28 with a goal and a superior performance. Zidane met with him on Friday to explain to him that, for the third time in a row, he would not include him in the list of elders and that he would reinforce Raúl’s team to keep up the tone for when he pulls him again.Lightning will be the squire of exception of Reinier, which was presented Tuesday at the Bernabéu and has already lived, rather enjoyed, its first week with Castilla. The carioca is delighted with Raúl, who I really wanted to meet for his career as a player. Your connection has started very well and The midfielder hopes to debut as a starter.With those two headliners, 70 million investment, will have to deal with Sanse, colista and six points from the penultimate. In the first leg he touched the victory, but Castilla waited for him the party at the discount. Eighth, Raul’s team has fourth place, which closes the playoff, six points. The margin of error is getting smaller, just like the probability of failing with Rodrygo and Renier.last_img read more

New generators for Anna Regina, Bartica

first_imgIn an effort to improve its delivery of service in 2018, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will be commissioning two new generators at Anna Regina in Region Two and at Bartica in Region Seven early in the New Year.Acting GPL CEO, Renford HomerGPL acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Renford Homer said new generators will be commissioned in Bartica and Anna Regina early next year, and new generations will also be commissioned in Canefield and East Bank Berbice (EBD) around September of 2018.“Even though we have received engines for Anna Regina and we expect to have engines for Bartica during the month of January, and we have started preparatory works at those locations, we will not be able to do that before the end of the year. But we have made provision, as far as generation is concerned, to again offer some comfort…to Barticians and some Essequibians along the coast,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Back in 2016, Bartica and Anna Regina had endured long episodes of power outage because multiple generators there had broken down unexpectedly. As a result, GPL had announced that four 1.7 MW generators were to be purchased – three for Anna Regina and one for Bartica. The Bartica and Anna Regina stations are managed exclusively by GPL.last_img read more