Writer’s Block: Life’s what happens when…

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com…you’re busy making other plans.Things don’t always go according to plan. Whether those plans are long term goals, or even something as minor as what to eat for lunch, our plans don’t always work out.Sometimes, you’re standing at home plate expecting a fastball and see that it’s a changeup instead. Just as you’re mentally sighing in frustration, you take a swing and end up knocking it out of the park. That’s sort of what happened with me on Sunday.With Beach-N-Biker Fest coming to the Island, I had been busy making plans for how I wanted to approach covering the event. A trained photographer, I was excited to put my photojournalism chops to the test again, but Mother Nature had other ideas.For days the weather forecast had warned of severe weather: rain, wind, the possibility of hail. And since areas north of the Valley were indeed under such an onslaught it wasn’t entirely out of the realm of possibility to see that here. It did end up raining, but not much, and not very hard. Still, I think the gloomy forecast may have kept some riders away.So that’s what found me on Sunday afternoon, meandering around the Convention Centre somewhat distraught by the fewer number of riders around in comparison to Saturday’s bustle. I had gotten shots of almost everything I had planned to, except one thing: perspective shots of a group of bikers crossing the Causeway — one of the most iconic landmarks of the Laguna Madre region.As I walked around I began to lose hope. The bikers who remained didn’t appear to be part of groups or clubs. The few I approached confirmed as much. I had had a vision of the images I wanted to create, and as I continued to walk around, I began to see that vision evaporate. I texted a couple of friends my frustrations while I walked out to the far end of the parking lot where I’d left my car.I sat there still talking with them for a few minutes when my parents called to say they wanted to have lunch. Sunday afternoon lunches are a bit of a tradition with us, so the call spurred me back into movement. On my way back to the mainland I saw about half a dozen riders sitting in the grass outside a restaurant. Hope flickered.I turned around and introduced myself, telling them of the photographs I’d been trying to get. Turns out they are part of a riding club from the Upper Valley called the Iron Saintz. I asked if I could join them when they crossed the Causeway, and they agreed! We met up later that afternoon and I got to ride with one of their founders.It’s only a little more than two miles across the bridge, but those few minutes spent crossing it were euphoric for me. The images I’d imagined in my mind were realized thanks to the Iron Saintz. I was so ecstatic by the time we reached the Lighthouse that I couldn’t keep the smile off my face.Sometimes you make plans and they fall through. Sometimes, things end up working out anyway. My thanks to the Iron Saintz! And as always, don’t forget to visit us online at www.portisabelsouthpadre.com.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedWriter’s Block: Spring Break NearsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “To everything … there is a season,” or so goes the popular song that borrowed its lyrics from the Bible. And it would seem we are once again on the cusp of ending one season and beginning another. Have you seen the billboards…March 4, 2016In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Summer’s Almost OverBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The first week of August is always a busy one in the Laguna Madre. There’s TIFT and LKT, throngs of day trippers and tourists flocking to the beach for one last hurrah before Labor Day, and the shrill sound of whistles piercing the…August 9, 2015In “News”Writer’s Block: Don’t Rain On My ParadeBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I’d much rather be out enjoying this weather. All week long it’s been perfect. Sunny skies, wispy clouds drifting along a backdrop of brightest azure and pleasant warmth with just the right amount of chill in the breeze to kiss your skin and…February 3, 2017In “Editor’s Column” Sharelast_img read more

Mungkinkah Seluruh Penerbangan Di Masa Mendatang Gunakan Pesawat Listrik?

first_imgIlustrasi bahan bakar amonia sebagai alternatif bahan bakar berkelanjutan pesawat di masa mendatang. Foto: businesstraveller.com Pesawat listrik sejak tahun 1970 sebetulnya sudah dikembangkan oleh banyak pabrikan di dunia. Namun demikian, lagi-lagi, ada konsekuensi besar yang harus dibayar. Bila menggunakan pesawat listrik, beban dan durasi penerbangan harus lebih kecil dari pesawat berbahan bakar cair atau fosil.Baca juga: Lima Alternatif Pengganti Bahan Bakar Fosil Pesawat di Masa Depan, Nomor Dua Aneh!Paul McElroy, pimpinan tim komunikasi untuk Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator, pernah mengatakan, dengan menggunakan bahan bakar pesawat berkelanjutan (SAF) niscaya dapat menghasilkan emisi gas rumah kaca bersih hingga 80 persen. Berbeda dengan bahan bakar fosil yang melepaskan karbon serta meningkatkan jumlah CO2 di atmosfer. Saat ini, perjalanan udara disinyalir menyumbang antara 2-3 persen dari emisi karbon dunia, tetapi persentase untuk itu setara dengan 4,5 miliar perjalanan penumpang, pergerakan 64 juta metrik ton kargo dan sepertiga dari perdagangan global dunia. Di samping itu, penerbangan juga menopang 65 juta pekerjaan. Namun, analisis penerbangan memperkirakan bahwa lalu lintas penumpang akan naik 3,5 persen per tahun hingga 2037. Bila itu terjadi, tentu persentase sumbangan emisi karbon dunia dari perjalanan udara akan semakin meningkat.Dari sekian banyak pabrikan pesawat, Airbus adalah raksasa dirgantara pertama yang menerapkan SAF pada pengiriman pesawat ke para pelanggannya. Hal itu adalah bagian dari komitmen Airbus dalam program Initiative Towards sustAinable Kerosene for Aviation (ITAKA) yang bertujuan untuk mempercepat komersialisasi SAF di Eropa.Airbus mengaplikasikan SAF tersebut dengan mengangkut komponen rakitan besar, seperti bagian sayap dan badan pesawat, menggunakan Super-Transporter Beluga. Pesawat tersebut sudah menggunakan bahan bakar pesawat berkelanjutan, berasal dari minyak goreng daur ulang. Diharapkan hal ini akan mengurangi emisi CO2 sekitar 120 metrik ton per bulan dari proses penyatuan perakitan, kira-kira setara dengan yang dikeluarkan sekitar 130 mobil.Dikutip dari sandiegouniontribune.com, sebetulnya, di beberapa negara (bukan hanya pabrikan) sudah mulai menerapkan kebijakan mendorong penggunaan energi hijau (ramah lingkungan) pada pesawat. Ambil contoh Norwegia. Negara yang terletak di Semenanjung Skandinavia bagian ujung barat yang berbatasan dengan Swedia, Finlandia, dan Rusia tersebut sudah mulai melakukan kajian-kajian untuk mewujudkan pesawat listrik menguasai udara di masa mendatang. Salah satunya melalui Norway Research Association.Norway Research Association ditugaskan oleh pemerintah Norwegia, bekerjasama dengan beberapa negara lain, untuk mempelajari teknologi baterai yang pas dan mencari tahu persepsi publik terkait pesawat listrik, dengan nilai investasi US$1,65 juta atau Rp25,3 miliar (kurs 15,370). Meskipun belum menemukan hasil yang memuaskan, namun pemerintah sudah berikrar akan membuat seluruh penerbangan jarak pendek dalam negeri di Norwegia wajib menggunakan pesawat listrik pada 2040.Sejalan dengan pemerintah, penduduk Norwegia yang berjumlah sekitar 5,4 juta orang juga sudah menyadari betapa pentingnya penggunaan energi terbarukan di dunia penerbangan. Tak hanya itu, mereka juga mulai mengkampanyekan “flight shaming”, guna membuat orang-orang di sekeliling mereka yang masih bepergian menggunakan pesawat agar merasa malu karena telah menyumbang percepatan pemanasan global dan mendorongnya untuk beralih ke moda transportasi lain, terutama kereta.Seorang peneliti energi dan transportasi di University College London, Andreas Schafer, mengatakan, untuk mewujudkan penggunaan pesawat listrik di masa mendatang butuh investasi yang tak sedikit. Misalnya, untuk biaya pengembangan baterai saja, setidaknya butuh sekitar US$23 miliar atau Rp353 triliun. Prinsipnya, bagaimana caranya membuat baterai dengan ukuran kecil atau paling tidak seperti ukuran baterai yang ada saat ini (baterai pesawat) namun dengan kapasitas yang jauh lebih besar. Tak hanya itu, pengembangan baterai juga mencakup durasi pengisian daya yang harus jauh lebih cepat dari yang sudah ada.Itu baru baterainya saja. Untuk mengembangkan pesawat listrik yang sepenuhnya baru, seperti desain canggih, kemampuan jarak pendek, dan ruang yang sempit, setidaknya juga membutuhkan investasi sekitar US$23 miliar. Tentu saja angka tersebut belum termasuk dana tambahan ketika terdapat kendala di sana sini.Baca juga: Inilah Enam Teknologi Terdepan untuk Tingkatkan Efisiensi Bahan Bakar PesawatSelanjutnya, balik lagi pada poin awal, bila menggunakan pesawat listrik, beban dan durasi penerbangan harus lebih kecil dibanding pesawat berbahan bakar cair atau fosil. Padahal, di saaat yag bersamaan, tren penerbangan dunia, setiap tahunnya terus mengalami lonjakan. Artinya, saat proses transisi terjadi, akan ada ‘kekacauan’ besar. Di satu sisi pesawat tak sanggup terbang jauh dan terdapat kekurangan di sana sini, di sisi lain, kebutuhan penumpang terhadap pesawat semakin dinamis. Tentu bisa dibayangkan apa yang terjadi.Pada akhirnya, untuk mewujudkan mobil listrik lebih banyak dari pada mobil berbahan fosil saja sejauh ini prosesnya masih jauh dari kenyataan. Apalagi pesawat, yang mekanismenya jauh lebih rumit ketimbang mengoperasikan mobil listrik di darat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLima Alternatif Pengganti Bahan Bakar Fosil Pesawat di Masa Depan, Nomor Dua Aneh!21/02/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Inilah Enam Teknologi Terdepan untuk Tingkatkan Efisiensi Bahan Bakar Pesawat20/03/2020In “Destinasi Udara”Bahan Kimia Penyebab Ledakan di Beirut Jadi Alternatif Bahan Bakar Pesawat Ramah Lingkungan25/08/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

Developing Young Players – The Best Chance the Cavs Have to Be a Successful NBA Franchise

first_imgThe NBA is unique in the professional sports landscape.Because there are only five players on the floor at any one time, the great player makes a huge difference. We just witnessed the impact Kawhi Leonard, one might be the best player in the league right now, had on the Toronto Raptors, leading them to their first championship.The association also gives the most power to the players. Since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami, the star players have tried to form “super teams” to help them compete for championships, and team executives have tried to put their franchises into positions to attracts the stars.So, if you didn’t draft a superstar, and you a not a destination for superstars, what do you do?Obviously, in Cleveland, the Cavaliers benefited from James being from Akron and wanting to bring a championship to the area. It helped that Kyrie Irving was already here for James’ return, and they had assets to deal for another star, Kevin Love, who remains with the team.But James left after the 2018 season, so GM Koby Altman has to try to rebuild the organization. He is doing things a little differently, and quite frankly, we have no problem with it.Altman has put his eggs into the player development basket. If you aren’t in a position to draft superstars, then developing them yourself seems to be a good plan.That why he hired a long time successful college coach in John Beilein, and this past week, hired University of California women’s head coach, Lindsay Gottlieb, as an assistant.Beilein’s reputation is putting together very successful college teams without the five star recruits that Duke, Kentucky, and North Carolina usually get. He took good high school players and turned them into very good college players, some even became first round picks in the NBA Draft.No doubt, it’s a gamble hiring a 66-year-old who has never coached in the NBA, and hiring a coach who led a Division I women’s program as an assistant. But why not?If you are a team playing someone better than you, and you just rely on talent, you most likely aren’t going to win, right?So, you try something different. Like Cleveland State did when Kevin Mackey became head coach, you full court press for the entire game, using waves of players.That might be your best chance.Or maybe Altman is copying the Raptors blueprint. Not a lot of high draft choices there, but they developed players like Pascal Siakam (27th overall pick from New Mexico State), Fred VanVleet (undrafted), and Norman Powell (second round pick) into contributing players on a title team.We have praised the Cavs for not taking on “knuckleheads”, players who can and will be disruptive when things aren’t going well. In addition, it appears they also have guys who aren’t afraid of working to get better.And that means what Beilein, Gottlieb, and the rest of the organization will be teaching should fall on willing years, and it may just work.The Cavs’ plan seems to be worth the risk because it isn’t the same old thought process NBA teams use. Why not get good teachers to teach the game? Related TopicsCavsfeaturedJohn Beilein Mark Warmuthlast_img read more

Overdue Aircraft In Portage Glacier Area Located

first_imgThe wreckage of an overdue aircraft has been located in the Portage Glacier area, there are no confirmed survivors. The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update – During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the crash site and successfully recovered the remains of the pilot. The remains have been released to the State Medical Examiner’s Office and next of kin has been notified. According to Alaska State Troopers,  due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate a plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant was deceased. AST Helo and members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are currently working to gain access to the crash site and recover the pilot.center_img According to reports the overdue plane was located by search crews around 9:30 p.m, Saturday. Original Story –  Positive identification of the pilot has not been confirmed. The Piper Cherokee- Airplane was inbound for Valdez.last_img read more

CPH Breaks Ground On Sixth Phase Of The Hospital Expansion Project

first_imgThe Cardiac Catheterization Lab will consist of six pre/post-operative rooms, three new intensive care patient rooms, site improvements to accommodate increased parking, a new heated helipad and improved truck delivery area; and, full or partial remodel and/or replacement of areas impacted by the construction including preoperative clinic, physical rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy, outpatient lab, dietary, and several offices. The CPH expansion project started back in 2003. The next phase will add a new obstetrics center and a cardiac catheterization lab.The project is estimated to cost approximately $32 million dollars. According to the memo to the Borough, funding will be provided by the CPH plant replacement expansion fund, and the issuance of revenue bonds. As part of its long term capital plan, Central Peninsula General Hospital, Inc. has identified a need for a new obstetrics and cardiac catheterization laboratory at the hospital. According to the project plan, the Obstetrics Lab would consist of a building of approximately 30,000 gross square feet that provides obstetric services with a C-section room, five labor/delivery/recovery rooms, and four postpartum rooms.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Peninsula Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 22, to mark the beginning  of the sixth phase of the CPH expansion project. The construction is expected to be complete by November 2019.last_img read more

In retrospect, the SMU goaltend call was 100% wrong and refs stole game for UCLA

first_img(USA TODAY Sports Images)(USA TODAY Sports Images)In the immediate aftermath of the crazy UCLA-SMU finish, no one knew what to think about the goaltending call that put UCLA in the lead, for good, with 10.7 seconds remaining. Yanick Moreira, the player who was called for goaltending, essentially admitted that he committed the violation, cried and blamed himself for the loss. The television announcers and analysts were as clueless as the audience. On CBS, John Adams, the NCAA national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, spoke in circles and did absolutely nothing to clarify the situation.On FTW, I initially wrote that I thought the refs got the call right, or that theoretically going to replay (if it was allowed) would have been inconclusive. But as the hours passed and CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV kept showing the replays more and more, the answer became clearer and clear.This wasn’t goaltending.This wasn’t close to goaltending. UCLA shouldn’t have been awarded three points, and SMU should have had the ball with a two-point lead and 10.7 seconds left. A few free throws and the Mustangs would have had their first NCAA win since 1988.https://vine.co/v/OYz6FvUz2QjIt should have been that way. The major fallacy held by most people is that interfering with a ball that will hit the rim is automatically goaltending. But that’s not true. Here is the definition of goaltending, as written in the official 2014 & 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules.“Violations- Goaltending. (Rule 9-17.5). When the ball contacts the backboard and any part of the ball is above the rim on a field goal attempt, it is considered to be on its downward flight. In such case, it is goaltending when the ball is touched by a player as long as it has a possibility of entering the basket.”IMG_1496Those last 11 words are key: “as long as it has a possibility of entering the basket.” By that phrasing, a ball that is clearly short, long or wide, but might hit the rim anyway, is not eligible for goaltending. Just, for example, think of a baseline three that’s woefully short. The top half of the ball would thud against the rim and either fall straight down or bounce back toward the shooter. In that case, if an opposing player grabbed the ball on the way down, but before it grazed the rim, that would not be a goaltend, by rule.Let’s apply that to the shot from UCLA-SMU. Clearly this ball is long. It looks like it will make contact with the rim but, at best, it would graze it and slide off. But there is no chance of this ball going in. None at all. Even the craziest carom couldn’t get that ball through that hoop. It’s going long no matter what.The refs didn’t see it that way. Ordinarily, you couldn’t rip them for that. This play was almost impossible to call in realtime and it’s a crime that the NCAA seems to allow video review for almost everything else except goaltending. But then, after a few dozen views, you’ll notice the ref who made the call.Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 10.09.25 PMIt would have been hard for any of the three officials to blow the whistle, but especially for the one farthest from the basket. The official on the baseline made no such ruling and he was standing right under the basket. The ref on the near sideline is only signaling that it’s a three-pointer. So a 50/50 call in realtime that ended up not being goaltending was only made because a ref 28 feet away decided that he could tell a ball on its way down “had the possibility of entering the basket.”But, again, the real problem isn’t with the call, it’s with the inability to review it. With no recourse for the wrong call, the most storied college basketball program of all time stole a win from a school that was playing in only its second tournament in a quarter-century.You got jobbed, SMU. Be angry. Be very, very angry.(USA TODAY Sports Images)(USA TODAY Sports Images)last_img read more

Lady Vols hold off Chattanooga

first_imgChattanooga (3-2), which trailed 36-13 midway through the second quarter, cut the lead to 53-51 on Ansley Chilton’s 3-pointer with 2:49 left.“It felt like an out-of-body experience,” Chilton said. “I’ve always watched Tennessee play on their court growing up, and it was so cool to actually be out there and compete against Tennessee.”DeShields collected four points, an assist and a steal during a 6-2 run that extended the lead to six. Tennessee stayed in front the rest of the way, though Jasmine Joyner’s 3-pointer at the buzzer cut the final margin to two.This represented a breakthrough performance for DeShields, who had shot a combined 2 of 16 and had totaled four points in victories over Penn State and Syracuse last week. She failed to score against Syracuse.DeShields is shaking off the rust that accumulated while sitting out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules. She also is still recovering from a leg injury that Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has labeled as shin splints.“I’m definitely feeling better every week, and I do expect to be 100 percent very soon,” DeShields said.Tennessee earned its 26th straight home victory.“It wasn’t very pretty,” Warlick said. “I’m not very happy. We’ll take the win and move forward.”No. 4 TENNESSEE 59, CHATTANOOGA 57CHATTANOOGA (3-2) — Payne 1-4 1-2 3, Joyner 3-7 0-0 8, Alford 5-13 7-9 19, K. Gilbert 4-12 0-0 8, Q. Gilbert 1-1 0-0 2, Vanlandingham 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Chilton 6-7 0-0 15. Totals 21-48 8-11 57.TENNESSEE (4-0) — Reynolds 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 2-6 0-0 4, Graves 4-7 2-2 10, Cooper 2-8 0-0 4, Russell 5-8 3-4 13, Moore 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 1-3 1-2 4, DeShields 7-16 2-2 17, Dunbar 0-3 0-0 0, Carter 1-2 0-0 3, Middleton 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 24-61 8-10 59.Halftime—Tied 19-. 3-Point Goals—Chattanooga 7-15 (Chilton 3-4, Alford 2-3, Joyner 2-4, Johnson 0-1, Payne 0-1, K. Gilbert 0-2), Tennessee 3-18 (Carter 1-1, Jackson 1-3, DeShields 1-5, Reynolds 0-1, Middleton 0-2, Cooper 0-3, Dunbar 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chattanooga 30 (K. Gilbert 9), Tennessee 38 (Graves 11). Assists—Chattanooga 15 (Payne 5), Tennessee 10 (Cooper 4). Total Fouls—Chattanooga 9, Tennessee 15. A—9,449. KNOXVILLE — Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields is starting to show the form that made her one of the nation’s top freshmen at North Carolina two seasons ago.Four days after being held scoreless, the former Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year knew it was time to step up for her new team. DeShields responded by scoring 17 points and making numerous big plays down the stretch Monday as No. 4 Tennessee hung on for a 59-57 triumph over Chattanooga.“I wanted to give more,” DeShields said. “I felt like the past few games, I was kind of holding myself back and I just wanted to give more. I knew I could do more than my past two performances, so whatever the outcome was, I was trying to give more effort.”Tennessee (4-0) needed that kind of effort to survive Chattanooga, which nearly came all the way back from a 23-point deficit as it attempted to stun the Lady Vols for the third time in the last four seasons.SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences! Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields shoots against Chattanooga guard/forward Keiana Gilbert in the first half.Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields shoots against Chattanooga guard/forward Keiana Gilbert in the first half.last_img read more

SCSU Hockey Hires New Assistant Coach

first_imgThe St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team has hired a new associate head coach to replace the departing Mike Gibbons, who was a fixture behind the SCSU bench for 13 seasons.Veteran coach Dave Shyiak will head to the Granite City from Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he has been an assistant coach for the past six years with Western Michigan University.Prior to WMU, Shyiak was head coach at Alaska-Anchorage from 2005-2013 and scouted for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2013-2014. About Connatix V56490 360p The Huskies finished the 2019-2020 season with a 13-15-6 record and were set to play a playoff series with Western Michigan was the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 crisis.SCSU will open the 2020-21 season with an exhibition game against Guelph on October 4th.Here are Some St. Cloud State Hockey Players Who Now Play in the NHLGetty ImagesAndreas NodlAndreas Nodl played at St. Cloud State from 2006-2008 and win the NHL with Philadelphia from 2008-2011 and Carolina from 2011-2013.Getty ImagesAndrew GordonGordon played at SCSU from 2004-2007. He played in the NHL with Washington from 2008-2011, Anaheim 2011-2012, and Vancouver 2012-2013.Getty ImagesBen HanowskiHanowski is a Little Falls native who played at SCSU from 2009-2013 and in the NHL with Calgary from 2013-2014.Getty ImagesBlake LizotteLizotte played at SCSU from 2017-2019 and with the L.A. Kings in 2019.Getty ImagesBret HedicanHedican played at SCSU from 1988-1991 and in the NHL with St. Louis from ’91-’94, Vancouver ’93-’99, Florida ’98-’02, Carolina ’02-’08, Anaheim ’09-’10. He is married to former Olympic figure skater Kristie Yamaguchi.Getty ImagesCasey BorerBorer played at St. Cloud State from ’03-07 and in the NHL with Carolina from ’07-’10.Getty ImagesCharlie LindgrenLindgren played at St. Cloud State from 2013-2016 and in the NHL with Montreal from 2016-2020.Getty ImagesDennis CholowskiDennis played at SCSU from 2016-2017 and in the NHL with Detroit 2018-2020.Getty ImagesDrew LeBlancLeBlanc played at St. Cloud State from 2008-2013 and won the Hobey Baker Award in 2013. He played in the NHL with Chicago in 2013.Getty ImagesDuvie WestcottWestcott played at St. Cloud State from 1999-2001 and in the NHL with Columbus from ’01-’08.Getty ImagesJeff FingerFinger played at SCSU from 2000-2003 and in the NHL with Colorado ’06-’08 and Toronto ’08-’09.Getty ImagesJimmy SchuldtSchuldt played at SCSU from 2015-2019 and in the NHL with Vegas in 2019-2010.Getty ImagesJoe JensenJensen played at SCSU from 2002-2006 and in the NHL with Carolina from 2007-2008.Getty ImagesJoe MotzkoMotzko played at SCSU from 1999-2003 and in the NHL with Columbus from ’03-’07, Anaheim ’06-’07, Washington ’07-’08, and Atlanta ’08-’09. He won a Stanley Cup title with Anaheim in 2007.Getty ImagesJonny BrodzinskiBrodzinski played at SCSU from 2012-2015 and in the NHL with the L.A. Kings from ’17-’18.Getty ImagesKalle KossilaKossila played at St. Cloud State from 2012-2016 and in the NHL from 2017-2019.Getty ImagesKevin GravelGravel played at SCSU from 2010-2014 and in the NHL with the L.A. Kings from ’16-’18 and Edmonton from ’18-’20.Getty Images/NHLIMark HartiganHartigan played at St. Cloud State from ’99-’02 and in the NHL with Atlanta ’01-’03, Columbus ’03-’07, Anaheim ’06-’07, and Detroit ’07-’08. He won a Stanley Cup title with Detroit in ’08.Getty ImagesMark ParrishParrish played at St. Cloud State from ’95-’97 and in the NHL with Florida ’98-’00, NY Islanders ’00-’05, L.A.Kings ’05-’06, Minnesota ’06-’08, Dallas ’08-’09, Tampa Bay ’09-’10, and Buffalo ’11.Getty ImagesMatt CullenCullen played at St. Cloud State from 1995-1997 and in the NHL with Anaheim ’97-’03, Florida ’03-’04, NY Rangers ’06-’07, Carolina ’05/’07-’10, Ottawa ’10, Minnesota ’11-’13 and ’17-’18, Nashville ’13-’15 and Pittsburgh ’15-’17 and ’18-’19. Cullen won 3 Stanley Cup titles… ’06 with Carolina and ’16-’17 with Pittsburgh.Getty ImagesMatt HendricksHendricks played at St. Cloud State from 2000-2004 and in the NHL with Colorado ’08-’10, Washington ’11-’13, Nashville ’13, Edmonton ’13-’17, Winnipeg ’17-’18, and Minnesota ’18-’19.Getty ImagesNade RadunsRaduns is a Sauk Rapids native. He played at St. Cloud State from 2003-2007 and in the NHL with Philadelphia from 2008-2009.Getty ImagesNic DowdDowd played at SCSU from 2010-2014 and in the NHL with the L.A. Kings from ’16-’17, Vancouver ’17-’18, Washington ’18-’20. Getty ImagesNick JensenJensen played at SCSU from 2010-2013 and in the NHL with Detroit 2017-2018 and Washington 2018-2020.Getty ImagesOliver LauridsenLauridsen played at SCSU from 2008-2011 and in the NHL with Philadelphia from 2012-2015.Getty ImagesPatrick RussellRussell played at St. Cloud State from 2015-2017 and in the NHL with Edmonton from 2018-2020.Getty ImagesRyan MaloneMalone played at St. Cloud State from 1999-2003 and in the NHL with Pittsburgh from ’03-’08, Tampa Bay ’08-’14 and NY Rangers ’14-’15.Getty ImagesRyan PoehlingPoehling played at St. Cloud State from 2016-2019 and in the NHL with Montreal in 2019-2020.Getty ImagesTim ConboyConboy played at St. Cloud State from 2002-2004 and in the NHL with Carolina from 2007-2010.Getty ImagesTyler ArnasonArnason played at St. Cloud State from 1998-2001 and in the NHL with Chicago ’01-’06, Ottawa ’06, and Colorado from ’06-’09.Getty ImagesWill BorgenBorgen played at St. Cloud State from 2015-2018 and in the NHL with Buffalo from 2018-2020. 720p HD 1/1center_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56490last_img read more

Everton player turns scout and gives his backing to transfer

first_imgA year ago Yerry Mina was still a Palmeiras player, about to go through a remarkable twelve months with ups and downs. In the January transfer window, the then 23 year old moved to Barcelona and quickly the Catalan media were on his back. There were tales from training of people being surprised at Mina’s level… it was thought he was nowhere near ready to play for the Spanish club, and there were doubts if he ever would be.Mina had cost Barcelona just under €12m and there was a worry whether they’d be able to get the money back. A loan elsewhere in La Liga was thought to be the best option.Then the World Cup happened, and the defender was one of the stars of the show.After countless transfer rumours he eventually joined Everton for around €30m, and is still trying to find his feet in the Premier League.Barcelona have been looking to add numbers in central defence since and after Mina was their first Colombian, they’ve signed another in Jeison Murillo from Valencia.The pair are friends, and showing there’s no hard feelings, Mina has spoken to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo to give his own backing to the transfer, and a scouting report: “He is a very technical player, he likes to go out with the ball, he is very clear and he delivers the ball very well. He is quick, he goes well to the tackle and is good with his head.”Murillo will hope he’s not as easily cast aside as his friend. If he is, maybe Barca can look towards Everton again.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must Have.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more