The British Arctic Expedition, 1875-76

first_imgThe British Arctic Expedition sailed from Portsmouth on 29 May 1875. It left amid considerable public enthusiasm and with a telegram from the Queen. A contemporary journal had this to say: As we hope, so we believe that they will end their northward advance only at the northernmost meeting of the meridians; that they will return in safety to receive well-won applause and reward for their achievements; and that they will have very much to tell of the circum-polar region, as well as of their hoisting the Union Jack upon the Pole, (The Navy, 1875). The tone of the same journal was very different when reporting the return of the expedition in 1876, one year earlier than expected. One of the milder statements in a highly derogatory article read: Verily the expedition of 18756 has but little of which to boast. It went out like a rocket, and has come back like the stick. The validity of such a judgement needs careful examination against the aims and logistics of the expedition, the attitudes of the officers and men, and, most importantly, the actual achievementsand shortcomingsof the voyage.last_img read more

Two new species ofHalacarellus(Halacaridae: Acari) from South Georgia

first_imgTwo new mite species, Halacarellus porellus n.sp. and H. novellus n.sp., are described. Both species were collected from the littoral zone in a sheltered bay on the northeast coast of South Georgia in the South Atlantic.last_img

Scoreboard roundup — 3/30/18

first_img Beau Lund March 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/30/18 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 13, Detroit 10, 13 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2Boston 1, Tampa Bay 0Texas 5, Houston 1L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 2, Cincinnati 0Miami 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 17 InningsPhiladelphia 5, Atlanta 4, 11 InningsArizona 9, Colorado 8Milwaukee 8, San Diego 6San Francisco 1, L.A. Dodgers 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONChicago 90, Orlando 82Philadelphia 101, Atlanta 91Denver 126, Oklahoma City 125Houston 104, Phoenix 103Cleveland 107, New Orleans 102Minnesota 93, Dallas 92Utah 107, Memphis 97Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 96Milwaukee 124, L.A. Lakers 122NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 4, Washington 1Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Rangers 3Colorado 5, Chicago 0Anaheim 2, L.A. Kings 1Vegas 4, St. Louis 3Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dixie Athletics Featured On the RMAC Showcase on Altitude TV

first_img Written by Tags: Dixie State Athletics/Dr. Jason Boothe/Jason Carter/Richard B. Williams/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Brad James August 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie Athletics Featured On the RMAC Showcase on Altitude TV FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-An announcement released late Monday confirms Dixie State athletics will be the focal point of a feature on the “RMAC Showcase” Wednesday on Altitude Sports.The Trailblazers, who have completely joined the football program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, are the newest member of this 16-school league that has members in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah.This episode is the program’s season premiere and will air on Altitude Sports Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. MDT.This month’s RMAC Showcase, hosted by Jason Carter, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Altitude Sports reporter, consists of 2018 Trailblazers sports previews.This profiles Dixie State’s men’s basketball, baseball, women’s softball and men’s golf programs.The show will also feature interviews with Dixie State president Richard B. Williams and director of intercollegiate athletics Dr. Jason Boothe as well as segments from the 2018 RMAC football kickoff from earlier this month.last_img read more

Utah Cross Country Continues The Season Friday at Boston

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, the University of Utah’s women’s cross country team ensues in its season by competing at the sixth annual Battle in Beantown at Boston’s Franklin Park, hosted by Boston College.This will be the Utes’ toughest competition of the season to date as the field of 25 teams consists of six teams who competed at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships.Among the teams are #11 Providence, #24 Minnesota and consistent women’s cross country powers, Mississippi, Syracuse, Eastern Michigan and Dartmouth.The Utes competing at this event include sophomore Aubrey Argyle of Kaysville, Utah, freshman Scarlet Dale of Lancashire, England, redshirt junior Caitlin Faust of Stone Mountain, Ga., junior Sarah Feeny of Ogden, Utah, freshman Sara Leonard of Anaheim Hills, Calif., junior Sarah Newton of Holladay, Utah, freshman Kennedy Powell of Roosevelt, Utah, freshman Sophie Ryan of Manlius, N.Y. senior Sadie Wassum of Worland, Wyo. and redshirt freshman Cara Woolnough of Brisbane, Australia. Brad James Tags: Aubrey Argyle/Beantown/Boston College/Caitlin Faust/Cara Woolnough/Dartmouth/Eastern Michigan/Franklin Park/Kennedy Powell/Minnesota/Mississippi/NCAA Cross Country/Providence/Sadie Wassum/Sara Leonard/Sarah Feeny/Sarah Newton/Scarlet Dale/Sophie Ryan/Syracuse/Utah Women’s Cross Country Written by September 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Cross Country Continues The Season Friday at Bostonlast_img read more

Giants name Farhan Zaidi new president of baseball operations

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco Giants have snatched Farhan Zaidi from the Los Angeles Dodgers and named him their new president of baseball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.“We set out to find one of the best minds in baseball and Farhan’s many accomplishments and expertise exceeded our expectations,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. “Farhan is widely viewed as one of the top executives in our industry and we are thrilled to have him lead the next chapter of Giants Baseball.”Zaidi, 41, has been with the Dodgers since 2014, serving as their general manager. Under his leadership, the team has clinched four consecutive division titles and has advanced to the National League Championship Series three times and to the World Series twice.In his four years with Los Angeles, the team has posted the second-best winning percentage (.584) in the MLB.“I am delighted to return to the Bay Area and to join one of the most storied franchises in the game,” Zaidi said in a statement. “I have watched the Giants from afar and I have great respect for the organization’s culture and many accomplishments.” “I am excited about this new opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting right to work,” he added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img November 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Giants name Farhan Zaidi new president of baseball operationslast_img read more

MLB legend Tommy John and son discuss youth sports and arm injuries

first_imgFebruary 6, 2019 /Sports News – National MLB legend Tommy John and son discuss youth sports and arm injuries FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Former MLB pitcher Tommy John is best known for the surgery he underwent that has become a staple in sports and has saved the careers of so many professional athletes.“I really feel honored and proud that Dr. [Frank] Jobe would name the surgery after me,” he says in an exclusive conversation with ABC News. Rather than pronouncing the expanded medical title, it was simply easier to dub the operation, “Tommy John surgery,” as it is now widely known. However, John is maddened by the way his name has crept into youth sports: “It’s reprehensible… Kids should be healthy until they get into minor league or major league baseball. Then you hurt your arm. But not a kid.”John and his son, Dr. Tommy John III, visited ABC to discuss an initiative to prevent adolescent athletes from undergoing Tommy John surgery.Dr. John III treats athletes of all ages, and within the past decade, has noticed a troubling trend among young athletes: “The degenerative wear and tear that comes in life, I was seeing in these kids at about ten, eleven, twelve-years-old.”The surgery, performed on the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in an athlete’s elbow, is common among baseball players, but can affect athletes in any sport. There has been concern for years over how many professional pitchers undergo the operation, even though several have resumed their careers successfully.More recently, teenagers and even pre-teens have considered or actually undergone the operation, and both Tommy John and his son believe the way parents and children train for sports today is part of the reason why.The former ballplayer believes playing multiple sports as a kid helped create a healthy path for him to make it to the majors: “I played baseball in spring and summer, and when the leagues were over in August, I put the bat and baseball down and played basketball until March.”Dr. John III once ran and operated a baseball school. Now, he believes training kids for baseball through the offseason months was not always beneficial, and hyper focusing on one sport could actually increase an athlete’s risk of injury.Dr. John III outlines more tips for healthy performance in his new book, Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide.With the book, he hopes parents and athletes will understand that intense training and focus on one sport can actually limit a young child’s athletic potential, as well as the potential for them to succeed in the sport they are so focused on:“The book is a way to empower people outside of myself, outside of my office, to put themselves the position to be the best at whatever they’re going to perform at in life and be their healthiest option.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dead at 87

first_img Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tom Nissalke, who won coach of the year honors in the NBA and ABA, has died. He was 87.Nissalke passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday after facing a “series of health-related problems” in recent years, according to the Deseret News .He was the first coach of the Utah Jazz after the franchise relocated from New Orleans in 1979. Nissalke was also an NBA head coach in Seattle, Houston and Cleveland.Nissalke got his start in the pro ranks as an assistant with Milwaukee and helped guide a team featuring Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to an NBA title in 1971. His work with the Bucks landed him a head coaching gig with the ABA’s Dallas Chaparrals. He led them to a 42-42 record in his first season and was named the league’s top coach.He was hired the next season in Seattle, but was fired after a 13-32 start. Nissalke then coached the Utah Stars and San Antonio before returning to the NBA with the Rockets. He won 124 games in three seasons with Houston, twice taking the team to the playoffs and the 1977 Eastern Conference finals.Nissalke was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year after going 49-33 in 1976-77.After retiring, he was active with the YMCA and worked as a radio analyst.Nissalke is survived by a daughter, Holly, son Thomas Jr, and two grandchildren. His wife, Nancy, died in 2006. August 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dead at 87 Tags: Tom Nissalke/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

first_img Written by Associated Press January 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45 Tags: Big Sky/Camero Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle.The Thunderbirds built a 19-point lead by intermission and padded it in the second half.last_img read more

Pac-12 establishes cancellation, tiebreaker procedures

first_img Tags: Pac-12 October 19, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Pac-12 establishes cancellation, tiebreaker procedures FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 has established cancellation and tiebreaker policies for its virus-truncated football season.The conference announced that a minimum threshold of at least 53 scholarship players must be available for any team to participate in a game.The game would be rescheduled or declared a no contest if a school elects not to play the game shorthanded.The Pac-12′s seven-game, conference-only season is scheduled to start Nov. 7 and the conference is taking potential cancellations into consideration in its tiebreaker policies. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more