Syracuse and Montana have never played in basketball, but 98 years ago they fought to a tie in football

first_imgSyracuse and Montana have never played in basketball, but the two sides played once in football — in 1915. Syracuse, while on a three-game West Coast trip to play Montana, Oregon Agricultural College and Occidental College, tied Montana, 6-6. The Orange entered the game as heavy favorites, so it was a shocking result.This article originally appeared in The Daily Orange on Nov. 29, 1915.Playing on a field swept by a blasting, swirling whirlwind, the Varsity battled with the Montana eleven to a 6-6 score in a sensational combat at Missoula on Thanksgiving. Unacclimated to the icy weather conditions of the West, the Orange players faced a decided disadvantage in their contest with the hardy Westerners. The Montana men met Syracuse with fierce onslaughts and brought joy to their five thousand supporters who braved the storm to witness the greatest struggle ever contested between Eastern and Western teams.The Varsity bewildered the Missoulians with cleverly executed forward passes, which enabled Meehan to plunge through the line for a touchdown in the third period. Wilkinson’s punts, one of which went for 85 yards, the longest kick ever made on Montana Field, also amazed the Westerners. Montana, however, gave a fine exhibition of end runs and, aided by the line plunging of Fullback Dreis, the Missoula eleven gained much ground on the Orange in the first quarter. After Montana scored its touchdown on a fluke in the second quarter, Syracuse struck its stride and for the rest of the game had the best of the argument.Wind Proved Important Factor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe wind proved the most important factor throughout the game and favored Montana at two important crises. In the second period, Vance fell back to his 40-yard line for a placement kick. The ball went wide of its mark after hitting a Syracuse player, but a strong blast of wind blew it across the goal line. Clark, rushing down the field, fell on the pigskin and gave Montana its six points. The wind again blessed the Westerners when Wilkinson attempted a goal after Meehan’s touchdown in the third quarter. Rafter caught the kick-out directly in front of the goal posts and a one-point lead for Syracuse seemed certain. The howling gale, however, outwitted Wilkinson’s accurate toe and blew the ball to one side, so that it missed the goal by inches. Coach O’Neill made the following statement about the game, which reiterates the conditions that confronted the Orange players on Thanksgiving:“Western football is not so slow by a good deal as Easterners generally imagine it to be. We have no excuses to make regarding the game at Montana on Thanksgiving Day. Montana has a wonderful team and they fought hard. The weather conditions, however, were decidedly against our team.”Field a Picturesque Sight.Montana Field presented a picturesque setting for the game between the two representative elevens of the East and West. Deep down in Hellgate Canyon, surrounded by towering snow-clad peaks, the field formed a natural amphitheater. A swirling northwest gale swept the field with howling blasts and held the shivering spectators and players in its icy breath.The thousands of spectators huddling together for protection from the blinding snowstorm presented an interesting surrounding for the game. Husky cowboys, fresh from the ranches, hardy mountaineers of the mighty Montana ranges, brilliantly clad Indians from the Flathead reservation, swarthy miners in overalls, wealthy business men from the cities, college professors and the spirited, cheering Montana students all made a fascinating scene as they eagerly watched the progress of the battle royal.Montana Rushes Ball in First Period.Rose kicked off for Syracuse and Montana brought the ball back to their 30-yard line. A series of end runs and line plunges carried the pigskin into Syracuse territory, but a fumble gave the ball to the Orange. Montana withstood the attack of Coach O’Neill’s players well and held for downs. A shift formation gained much ground for Montana and the Westerners advanced to the Syracuse 25-yard line. Here Blackwell, their swift quarterback, made an end run of 20 yards, but dropped the ball when tackled by Johnson. The swift Syracuse tackle fell on it and Wilkinson soon punted out of danger. The quarter ended with the ball in the middle of the field.Westerners Score After Attempted Placement Kick.In the beginning of the second quarter, a battle of line plunging brought the ball to the Syracuse 35-yard line. The line held and Vance dropped back for a placement kick. The attempt failed but the ball, after hitting a Syracuse player, was blown across the goal by the howling wind. Clark ran down the field and gained the pigskin before any of the Syracuse players could cover it, and Montana scored. Vance’s try at goal failed. From this point to the end of the half, the battle waged up and down the field with a slight advantage for Syracuse.Meehan Ties Score. McQuarrie kicked off to Rose, who returned the ball to mid-field. Two long forward passes, Wilkinson to Rafter and Rafter to Travis, netted forty-five yards, placing the ball on Montana’s six-yard line. Wilkinson gained two yards in two attempts and Meehan shot through the line for a touchdown. Wilkinson punted out to Rafter, who heeled the catch directly in front of the goal posts. Wilkinson’s kick was caught by the wind’s deadly grip and steered to one side, and a one-point lead for Syracuse was missed by inches. The period ended with the play.Wilkinson Punts 85 Yards.Montana kicked off and Rose was tackled in his tracks. Wilkinson then punted for 85 yards, the longest kick ever made on Montana Field. His feat brought a great ovation from the spectators. During the rest of the game, the ball remained mostly in Syracuse territory.Meehan and Wilkinson were the backfield stars for Syracuse, while Cobb and Johnson played great football on the line. Dreis was the stellar line plunger for Montana. The other backs featured with brilliant end runs.—Compiled by Mark Cooper, editor in chief, [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 21, 2013 at 1:58 amlast_img read more

If success is measured in smiles, the Save On Foods Nelson International Novice Shootout was very successful

first_imgThe Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas were filled with future superstars of the ice at the annual Save On Foods Nelson International Novice Shootout.The tournament, hosted by Nelson Minor Hockey, attracted more than 500 people to the Heritage City for the annual tournament for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years. Nelson Minor Hockey had three teams in the mix — Nelson Ice Knights, Nelson Leafs and Nelson Chargers — with other teams from Spokane, Creston, Beaver Valley, Trail and Castlegar also entered.The Nelson Daily dropped by the tourney to snap a few pictures of the stars in action.last_img


first_imgA Donegal truck company boss has warned other drivers to be vigilant after €1,500 worth of diesel was syphoned out of one of his trucks while the driver slept.Haulage company boss John McLaughlin of JML Transport in Convoy said gangs of fuel thieves are now targeting trucks both in Ireland and England.Mr McLaughlin’s truck was emptied of almost 1,200 litres of fuel in just seven minutes as the driver slept in a lay-by in Derbyshire in England last week. The trucking boss has an anti-theft device which alerts his phone went fuel is being emptied out of any of his vehicles very quickly.But unfortunately for Mr McLaughlin he was at a wake and his phone was on silent.“I got the calls but never heard my phone. My driver was sleeping and didn’t hear a sound.“That is how professional these gangs are. They are roaming both Ireland and England and making a fortune out of it. “I was able to tell from my anti-syphoning monitor that it took these guys just seven minutes to empty my tank.“Because of the increasing price of fuel, this kind of thing is big business now.“If they hit a few trucks in a night with a store tanker then they could easily clear up to €10,000 a night,” he claimed.Mr McLaughlin, who is well-known in Irish trucking circles, also revealed that Irish drivers are being gassed in their cabs while abroad.“Gassing is becoming more and more common. The drivers wake up with headaches and the next thing they know is that their load has been stolen. “Thankfully that hasn’t happened to me but I have spoken to two drivers who it has happened to,” he said.And the Donegal businessman said he calculates that the situation is only going to get worse predicting that diesel will push up to €2 a litre before Christmas.“If it’s lucrative for gangs to do this now, you can imagine the profit then.“Many people have stopped driving altogether but people in the haulage industry have to keep driving to try and make a living. “It’s going to get to the stage that it simply won’t be worth it,” he said.WARNING AFTER TRUCK EMPTIED OF €1,500 OF DIESEL AS DRIVER SLEPT was last modified: September 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoydiesel stolenJohn McLaughlintrucklast_img read more

The First Lesson: We Were All Beginners Once

first_imgCheck out the video to freshen up on tips and tricks, then share the new video with all those beginnergeocachers out there.*Are you unsure of what TOTT means? Take the new Geocaching Lingo Test to find the meaning of TOTT and other geocaching lingo.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedA Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching in 3 StepsSeptember 3, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”Geocaching Shop Elves holiday gift guide!November 30, 2017In “Community”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Remember your first geocaching find? That fist-pumping moment when you finally spotted the hidden container? Let us answer for you: Of course you do! Whether you’ve found 10,000 or 10 geocaches since, your first geocaching experience won’t be forgotten. That experience of being a beginner geocacher was also your first lesson in geocaching. Now beginners have a new TOTT*. It’s the latest video from Geocaching HQ, “The Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Geocache.”last_img read more

Create Suspenseful “Split” Horror Titles in After Effects

first_imgLearn how to design and animate split horror titles with custom shading and textures, inspired by M. Night Shyamalan’s Split.Does your video project require a serious suspense or horror feel? Creating custom horror titles can sometimes be a struggle — after all, there are a million ways to go about it.In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll take a look at recreating the main title from M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Split. This tutorial covers basic principles of suspense design like applying textures, splitting text, and adding shadows to separate the cuts.Image: James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split via UniversalSuspenseful/horror titles follow a general philosophy of design — they need to be eerie and unsettling to your audience. The titles should represent what your story or message is about. The movie Split is based on an antagonizing multiple personality villain who abducts three women.The title design clearly represents the antagonist (or, really, in Split’s case, antagonists) and the theme of split personalities through the split-shadowed ridges within the text. Furthermore, the title design indicates the genre of the film. You’ll see in our tutorial how to grab the audiences attention with your title by adding a touch of distortion to the beginning of the animation in order to create a jarring offset.Here’s a quick preview of the final horror title result:Here’s what you’ll take away from this exciting Split Horror Text After Effects tutorial:How to design textured titlesCreate shadow shading for depthCreate a replaceable text workflowDistort and split textCreate an awesome title animation Download the Free Project FileDOWNLOAD FREE ‘SPLIT’ TITLES PROJECT FILECreating horror titles can lead to a road of endless possibilities. Keep in mind that titles should always complement your story, represent your genre, and set the mood of your product. So have fun and be sure to experiment with these concepts to create your own unique horror/suspense titles.last_img read more

Embattled Blatche redeems self in PH win over Japan

first_img“It felt great,” he admitted. “To advance and definitely for being bashed in the last 36 to 48 hours, to just to get a win and get some of it off my shoulders, just to know I was able to help us get to the second round, it felt really great.”[email protected] feels great after having his best performance in #FIBAWC vs Japan, but knows that bashers will always find a way to criticize him. STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) February 25, 2018 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC And this time, Blatche is more ready to face all the criticisms as he opted to rather focus on the things he can control.“I’m sure they’re going to find something else. But you know, all I can do is to continue getting better and stay focused,” he said. Blatche showed his worth and recorded his best game to date in the Asian qualifiers, recording 18 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block to steer the home team to the second round.Making good music again with his peers, the 31-year-old big man was elated to have had his first pair of games in this window after playing through a hamstring injury.“For me, it actually feels great to get this win and play sort of well. It’s been a long time since I’ve been playing on the court and it’s just my second game since the first window,” he said. “It was all about trusting my injury. I left it alone and said forget it. If I hurt myself, I hurt myself. It’s about confidence. But this is big for us to advance in the second round.”But as always, Blatche knows that he could perform better, making him all the more excited for the third window in June.“This sort of made up for my bad performance, but I feel like I could do a lot better. It’s a rhythm thing, I’m starting to get my rhythm back, starting to get my legs back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico ‘Premier closer’ Castro comes through for Gilas Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netUnder scrutiny for the better part of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Andray Blatche could only scream in jubilation following Gilas Pilipinas’ 89-84 victory over Japan on Sunday.And he has every reason to as the naturalized player felt the weight of the world finally lifted off of his shoulders.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDefinitionStrabismus is a disorder in which the two eyes do not line up in the same direction, and therefore do not look at the same object at the same time. The condition is more commonly known as “crossed eyes.”Alternative NamesCrossed eyes; Esotropia; Exotropia; Hypotropia; Hypertropia; Squint; Walleye; Misalignment of the eyesCauses, incidence, and risk factorsSix different muscles surround each eye and work “as a team” so that both eyes can focus on the same object.In someone with strabismus, these muscles do not work together. As a result, one eye looks at one object, while the other eye turns in a different direction and is focused on another object.When this occurs, two different images are sent to the brain — one from each eye. This confuses the brain. In children, the brain may learn to ignore the image from the weaker eye.If the strabismus is not treated, the eye that the brain ignores will never see well. This loss of vision is called amblyopia. Another name for amblyopia is “lazy eye.” Sometimes amblyopia is present first, and it causes strabismus.In most children with strabismus, the cause is unknown. In more than half of these cases, the problem is present at or shortly after birth. This is called congenital strabismus.Most of the time, the problem has to do with muscle control, and not with muscle strength.Other disorders associated with strabismus in children include:Apert syndromeCerebral palsyCongenital rubellaHemangioma near the eye during infancyIncontinentia pigmenti syndromeNoonan syndromePrader-Willi syndromeRetinopathy of prematurityRetinoblastomaTraumatic brain injuryTrisomy 18Strabismus that develops in adults can be caused by:advertisementBotulismDiabetes (causes a condition known as acquired paralytic strabismus)Guillain-Barre syndromeInjury to the eyeShellfish poisoningStrokeTraumatic brain injuryVision loss from any eye disease or injuryA family history of strabismus is a risk factor. Farsightedness may be a contributing factor, especially in children. Any other disease that causes vision loss may also cause strabismus.SymptomsSymptoms of strabismus may be present all the time, or may come and go. Symptoms can include:Crossed eyesDouble visionEyes that do not align in the same directionUncoordinated eye movements (eyes do not move together)Vision or depth perception lossIt’s important to note that because children can develop amblyopia so quickly, they may never have double vision.Signs and testsA physical examination will include a detailed examination of the eyes. Tests will be done to determine how much the eyes are out of alignment.Eye tests include:Corneal light reflexCover/uncover testRetinal examStandard ophthalmic examVisual acuityA brain and nervous system (neurological) examination will also be performed.TreatmentThe first step in treating strabismus in children is to prescribe glasses, if needed.Amblyopia or lazy eye must be treated first. A patch is placed over the better eye. This forces the weaker eye to work harder.Your child may not like wearing a patch or eyeglasses. A patch forces the child to see through the weaker eye at first. However, it is very important to use the patch or eyeglasses as directed.If the eyes still do not move correctly, eye muscle surgery may be needed. Different muscles in the eye will be made stronger or weaker.Eye muscle repair surgery does not fix the poor vision of a lazy eye. A child may have to wear glasses after surgery. In general, the younger a child is when the surgery is done, the better the result.Adults with mild strabismus that comes and goes may do well with glasses and eye muscle exercises to help keep the eyes straight. More severe forms of adult strabismus will need surgery to straighten the eyes. If strabismus has occurred because of vision loss, the vision loss will need to be corrected before strabismus surgery can be successful.Expectations (prognosis)After surgery, the eyes may look straight but vision problems can remain.The child may still have reading problems in school, and for adults driving may be more difficult. Vision may affect the ability to play sports.With early diagnosis and treatment, the problem can usually be corrected. Delayed treatment may lead to permanent vision loss in one eye. About one-third of children with strabismus will develop amblyopia.Because many children will get strabismus or amblyopia again, they need to be monitored closely.Calling your health care providerStrabismus requires prompt medical evaluation. Call for an appointment with your health care provider or eye doctor if your child:Appears to be cross-eyedComplains of double visionHas difficulty seeingNote: Learning difficulties or problems at school can sometimes be due to a childs inability to see the blackboard or reading material.advertisementReferencesParks MM. Binocular vision. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 5.Goldstein HP, Scott AB. Ocular motility. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 23.Parks MM. Binocular vision adaptations in strabismus. Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 8.Baloh RW. Neuro-ophthalmology. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 450.Olitsky SE, Hug D, Plummer LS, Stass-Isern M. Disorders of eye movement and alignment. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 615.Review Date:9/17/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

Toronto stock index ends up on strong industrials Canadas dollar climbs

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended higher as gains in industrials outweighed declines from auto parts companies, while U.S. markets gained on strength in the technology sector.The S&P/TSX Capped consumer discretionary index was down 0.65 per cent as auto parts companies including Magna International, Linamar Corp, and Martinrea International slid on tariff concerns, said Michael Currie, an investment advisor at TD Wealth.“Consumer discretionary, which is really in today’s case talking about the auto stocks, the Magnas, Martinreas, Linamars, all getting beat up pretty good on the nervousness on NAFTA and the tariffs, especially with Trump talking about the auto tariffs.”The slide in the auto sector was countered by strong quarterly earnings results on the industrials side including rail and equipment companies.“On the flip side we have industrials with really good numbers, we have Toromont hitting a record high, CN Rail, by far the biggest one hitting a record high, CP’s up strong,” said Currie.Toromont, which runs a large network of Caterpillar dealerships among other equipment businesses, closed up $8.45 or 14.65 per cent at $66.14. CN Rail, which increased its annual earnings expectations and its spending plans, closed up $4.74 or 4.23 per cent at $116.74.Gains from the companies helped the S&P/TSX capped industrials index closed up 2.14 per cent on the day, while the energy sector also rose as crude prices climbed.Overall, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 30.63 points at 16,420.76 as strong earnings were somewhat tempered by trade fears, said Currie.“The overall theme is we’re getting pretty good numbers out of the companies, but a note of caution just because of the tariffs and trade skirmish.”Trade concerns featured prominently as European Union officials were meeting with U.S. counterparts Wednesday.U.S President Donald Trump said after market close that the two sides had agreed to work towards “zero tariffs” and “zero subsidies” on non-automobile goods.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 172.16 points 25,414.10. The S&P 500 index was up 25.67 points at 2,846.07 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 91.47 points at 7,932.24, a record close.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.41 cents US, up 0.40 of a US cent.The September crude contract closed up 78 cents at US$69.30 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up four cents at US$2.76 per mmBTU.The August gold contract ended up $6.30 at US$1,231.80 an ounce and the September copper contract was up a penny at US$2.82 a pound.Aimia Inc., the company behind the Aeroplan loyalty program, closed up 89 cents or 35.60 per cent at $3.39 after an Air Canada-led consortium proposed a $2.25-billion deal to buy the loyalty business.The consortium, which also includes Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Visa Canada, have offered $250 million in cash, including points liabilities they would assume.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated the August gold contract at $131.80last_img read more

Hunters asked to submit deer elk and moose heads to monitor for

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Hunters in the B.C. Peace Region are being encouraged to part with the heads of any deer, elk, or moose they manage to bag this hunting season to allow for a post-mortem examination for signs of a deadly – and incurable – disease.Biologist Brian Patterson has been subcontracted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to run its program that monitors for signs of chronic wasting disease in cervids in Northeast B.C.He said that chronic wasting disease is a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy that affects deer, elk and moose. Other TSE’s include mad cow disease, which affects bovines, and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease which affects humans. A biopsy of a tonsil showing prion protein immunostaining. Wikipedia photo.TSE’s are caused by misfolded proteins called prions, which cause cells in the brain and neural tissue to die, giving the brain a ‘spongy’ appearance.Prions diseases are always fatal, and no cure has yet been discovered. Chronic wasting disease has been reported in wild animals in 23 U.S. states, as well as in Alberta and Saskatchewan.A map showing locations where chronic wasting disease has been reported. Photo by U.S. Geological Survey.Between 2002 and 2016, biologists examined 805 heads of cervids that were hunted in the B.C. Peace Region, however, the number of submitted heads has decreased in the last few years from a high 221 in 2008 to less than 50 every year since.Patterson said that to help as an incentive, the provincial government has partnered with sporting good stores, including Backcountry in Fort St. John to launch a Chronic Wasting Disease Awareness Program. Hunters can bring in a freshly-killed deer, elk, or moose head and keep the antlers and skull plate intact at either specified depot in North Peace area: the North Peace Rod & Gun Club and the FrontCounterBC office inside the Beaton Building in Fort St. John.The depots will then give hunters a voucher to enter for a draw to win a Tikka Hunting package. There’s no limit to the number of entries, provided each animal was legally hunted and entries are submitted before December 10th.For more information, contact Backcountry in Fort St. John or the local FrontCounterBC office.last_img read more