July 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Squally Canada Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List Written by Brad James Tags: Alexander Mattison/Doak Walker Award/Jonathan Taylor/Luke Staley/Marquis Young/Myles Gaskin/Patrick Laird/PWC SMU Athletic Forum/Squally Canada/Zack Moss FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU senior tailback Squally Canada was named to the 2018 Doak Walker Award presentation watch list by the PWC SMU Athletic Forum.The award is named after former SMU and Detroit Lions star tailback Doak Walker and is annually presented to the top tailback in college football.Canada, a Milpitas, Calif. product, was the Cougars’ leading rusher last season, amassing 710 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.This included a 213-yard performance in a 31-10 win over UNLV November 10, 2017. His 213 yards are the 10th most in a game in program history.Former BYU star tailback Luke Staley won this award in 2001 after running for 1,582 yards and amassing 28 total touchdowns.Oddly enough, the Cougars’ defense will face seven different Walker award preseason candidates this season.These include Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, J.J. Taylor of Arizona, Patrick Laird of California, Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Alexander Mattison of Boise State, UMASS’s Marquis Young and Zack Moss of Utah.University athletic departments nominate candidates for the award and can continue to do so through October.The PWC SMU’s Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name 10 semifinalists in November and three finalists will be announced November 20.As of November 26, the committee will cast a second vote, determining the recipient.This award is special as it is the only major one requiring all candidates to be in good academic standing and be on schedule to graduate within one year of students of the same classification.
TVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The chief executive of the Tennessee Valley Authority said on Tuesday the U.S.-owned power generator expects to get more than 60 percent of its energy from non-carbon-emitting sources by 2020, compared with over 50 percent in 2018.Bill Johnson, who turned 65 in January, announced his retirement as CEO at TVA in November. His last day is Friday. He is expected to be named as the new CEO of California energy company PG&E Corp, which sought bankruptcy protection in January amid potentially staggering liabilities related to wildfires, according to a source familiar with the matter.Since Johnson became CEO of TVA in 2013, the company has spent about $15 billion to modernize its generating fleet, reduced carbon emissions by retiring coal units and cut debt by $3.5 billion, all while keeping consumer electric prices basically flat.“Our generating fleet is now very diverse and clean,” Johnson said, noting the changes were driven by the mandate in the TVA Act “to produce energy at the lowest feasible rate.”TVA’s energy mix is now about 40 percent nuclear, 20 percent natural gas, a little over 20 percent coal, 11-13 percent hydro and the rest renewables and energy efficiency. That compares with 60 percent coal, little gas, 30 percent nuclear and the rest hydro in 2005.In February, TVA’s board voted to shut two more coal plants – Bull Run in Tennessee by 2020 and Paradise in Kentucky by 2023 – for economic reasons despite strong opposition from the Trump administration. When those plants shut, Johnson said coal will only represent about 17 percent of TVA’s energy mix.More: TVA to get 60 percent of energy from non-carbon sources by 2020: CEO
Manchester City head to in-form Championship promotion contenders Huddersfield, while third-tier Oxford are at Middlesbrough.Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Wolves in the evening game at 5.30pm. That’s the last time a non-league team reached the last eight of the FA Cup – and the National League leaders head to top flight Burnley in the fifth round.Manager Danny Cowley says it’s not impossible they could go further.League One Millwall have already knocked out two Premier League sides – and they host champions Leicester at The Den at 3pm.
NFL players take to Twitter to congratulate Rob Gronkowski after retirement announcement Tom Brady praised Rob Gronkowski shortly after the star tight end announced his retirement.The 29-year-old Gronkowski posted to Instagram Sunday he was stepping away from the field after nine seasons with the Patriots. “Love u man!!!” the longtime Patriots quarterback wrote. “The (G.O.A.T)!! Couldn’t be a better person or teammate.” “It’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile on my face knowing that the New England Patriots organization, Pats nation and all my fans will truly be a big part of my heart for the rest of my life,” Gronkowski’s message read in part. “It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great, established organization.”Brady quickly responded to Gronkowski. Related News Tom Brady reacts to Gronk’s retirement: pic.twitter.com/7g0P6H3j2h— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 24, 2019Gronkowski, who struggled with injuries throughout his career, won three Super Bowls and made five Pro Bowls during his time with New England.Gronkowski finishes his career with 521 regular-season catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns. He retires as the Patriots’ career leader in touchdowns and is tied for the second-most receiving scores in playoff history.Brady is expected to return to New England for his 20th season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an obscure Iowa government insurance program have spent tens of thousands of dollars in public money traveling to out-of-state resorts for meetings.A review by The Associated Press finds that directors of the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool hold two meetings annually at posh locations such as Florida in February and Michigan in August.Meeting minutes and spending records show that the practice makes the meetings virtually inaccessible to the public while increasing costs to the pool, which includes roughly 750 counties, cities, towns and other municipalities.One county supervisor says the board’s spending may be excessive, and an attorney calls the out-of-state meetings ridiculous.Board chairman Jody Smith defended them, saying the Florida meetings coincide with a national conference and Michigan was close to the pool administrator.