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Sonic Boom or Earthquake? What Caused Tremors on Long Island?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The tremors felt by residents from Long Island to New Jersey Thursday afternoon were not caused by an earthquake, but a sonic boom in the Garden State, officials said.The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in a Tweet reported that the sonic boom emanated from New Jersey at around 1:30 p.m. It’s unclear what caused the purported sonic boom. Social media erupted after users from Long Island to New Jersey reported the ground shaking.Twitter users told of tremors in Valley Stream, Amityville, Manorville and other communities. Diane Bates of Amityville said she didn’t hear any kind of loud noise outside before the ground shook. She counted as many as seven tremors. “Did anyone else feel the earthquake?” one Twitter user wrote. “I am on Long Island have felt three tremors so far.” One Press reporter who was in Melville at around 1:30 p.m. said he heard a “boom” and the building he was in rattled. The reporter recalled thinking that something had fallen off a truck and smashed into the building. The USGS did not elaborate on the source of the sonic boom, which are typically caused by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound.Here’s how NASA explains a sonic boom:“A sonic boom is the thunder-like noise a person on the ground hears when an aircraft or other type of aerospace vehicle flies overhead faster than the speed of sound or supersonic. Air reacts like a fluid to supersonic objects. As objects travel through the air, the air molecules are pushed aside with great force and this forms a shock wave much like a boat creates a bow wave. The bigger and heavier the aircraft, the more air it displaces.” The last time Long Island experienced an earthquake was 2011, when a 5.8 magnitude jolt in Virginia radiated through Nassau and Suffolk counties.last_img read more

Jesse Lingard lights up Old Trafford as Manchester United beat West Brom

first_img There was a brief moment of panic when David de Gea spilled Evans’ header from a corner at the other end, but Marcos Rojo came to the rescue. The first chants of “attack, attack, attack” from the frustrated home support came from the Stretford End in the 39th minute and not until five minutes later did United to register a shot on target. Unfortunately for the home fans, Myhill easily saved Martial’s effort. United enjoyed 76 per cent of possession in the first half, but they desperately needed a goal. Thankfully for them it came seven minutes after the restart. Chris Brunt’s headed clearance landed at Lingard’s feet. He took one touch before curling a perfectly-placed shot into the far corner. United started to play with more freedom. Lingard continued to run at the Albion defence while Rooney attempted to thread Martial in behind. Tony Pulis finally abandoned his defensive tactics and brought on Saido Berahino and Rickie Lambert. The move almost paid off when Craig Dawson found Berahino unmarked in the box, but he headed over. His manager was furious. Van Gaal, meanwhile, brought on 18-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on for his debut. Lingard was still very much the star of the show, however. The winger tricked his way past two defenders inside the Baggies box but could not make it past a third. Mata then sealed the win in injury time when Martial won a penalty after being brought down by McAuley. Dean sent the defender off and Mata beat the Baggies goalkeeper. TWEET OF THE MATCH You little Jesse! Things are livening up as Lingard puts Manchester United ahead with a delightful goal. – Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) acknowledges the class of Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard. PLAYER RATINGS Manchester United DAVID DE GEA: 6 ASHLEY YOUNG: 6 CHRIS SMALLING: 7 DALEY BLIND: 6 MARCOS ROJO: 7 MICHAEL CARRICK: 7 BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER: 6 JUAN MATA: 7 WAYNE ROONEY: 6 JESSE LINGARD: 8 ANTHONY MARTIAL: 8 SUBSTITUTES: PHIL JONES (on for Young, 62mins): 6 CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON (on for Rojo, 76mins): 6 ANDER HERRERA (on for Rooney, 82mins): 7 West Brom BOAZ MYHILL: 6 CRAIG DAWSON: 6 GARETH MCAULEY: 5 JONNY EVANS: 6 CHRIS BRUNT: 5 CLAUDIO YACOB: 6 DARREN FLETCHER: 6 JAMES MORRISON: 6 STEPHANE SESSEGNON: 5 JAMES MCCLEAN: 5 SALOMON RONDON: 6 SUBSTITUTES: RICKIE LAMBERT (on for Rondon, 72mins): 6 SAIDO BERAHINO (on for Morrison, 72mins): 4 CALLUM MCMANAMAN (on for Brunt, 85mins): 5 STAR PLAYER Jesse Lingard: The man on the pitch who was more willing to take risks than the rest. The Warrington winger tried to take on his man at every opportunity and the Baggies often had to double on him to stop him. He deserved his goal, which he converted well, calmly steadying himself before whipping the ball into the far corner. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Saido Berahino’s miss: Lingard’s finish was something of beauty, but this was the key moment in the match. Soon after Lingard had broken the deadlock, Berahino found himself free in the box. Craig Dawson found him with a perfect cross, but the Burundi-born frontman headed over. VIEW FROM THE BENCH One of the biggest challenges Louis van Gaal has struggled with since he took over is beating teams who park the bus at Old Trafford. Tony Pulis came looking for a draw and he got his tactics perfect. Just like last season, West Brom set up defensively in a 4-5-1 formation and they frustrated the hosts for large parts. It was only Chris Brunt’s poor clearance that allowed United to break the deadlock. MOAN OF THE MATCH: Van Gaal’s tactics. Van Gaal persists with his 4-2-3-1 formation regardless of the opponent. While continuity is important, is there really any merit in playing two holding midfielders against a one-man attack. There were times when West Brom outnumbered nine to four at the back because of Van Gaal’s tactics. WHO’S UP NEXT Watford v Manchester United, November 21 (Premier League) West Brom v Arsenal, November 21 (Premier League) Lingard, who joined United when he was seven, rounded off a perfect week by planting the ball into the far corner of Boaz Myhill’s goal from the edge of the box to open the scoring. Earlier this week he supplied a deft assist for Wayne Rooney on his first Champions League start at Old Trafford. And on Saturday, the Warrington winger was the best player on the park, testing West Brom’s defence before finally ending their stubborn resistance in the 52nd minute. When Gareth McAuley hauled down Anthony Martial in the box late on, Mike Dean had no option but to send the defender off and Juan Mata converted the penalty to seal the win. On the whole, United only offered glimpses of champagne football, but unlike of Tuesday night, there were few dissenting voices in the crowd as Louis van Gaal’s side recorded the win that kept them in fourth. It was a familiar story for the hosts in the first half. Plenty of passing and possession but no end product against an opponent who parked the bus. Mata curled a shot inches wide, but otherwise United could not fathom a decent chance. Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger shot woefully wide. On the rare occasion United prised open West Brom’s back four, McAuley and Jonny Evans were there to deny Rooney and Lingard. On Friday, five of United’s most famous academy graduates enjoyed success by watching Salford beat Notts County in the FA Cup. At Old Trafford on Saturday it was the turn of another United youth product to shine. Jesse Lingard gave the home support inside Old Trafford something to cheer as he helped Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over 10-man West Brom with his first goal for the club. Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Bengaluru FC signs midfielder Alejandro till end of season

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Bengaluru FC has signed midfielder Alejandro, the Indian Super League club announced on Saturday. The 27-year-old midfielder joins on the short-term deal till the end of the season replacing Australian Erik Paartalu who has been ruled out of action since picking up an injury against Chennaiyin FC on February 9.”Losing Erik Paartalu ahead of games that will decide the season for us has been a big blow. He was crucial in our midfield and his winning character helps us in the tough games. But we have to accept the circumstances and move on.”In Alex, we have a temporary replacement who brings with him experience and physicality in the middle of the pitch. We are sure he will help us as we enter the home stretch,” said Blues’ head coach Carles Cuadrat. The midfielder, who will be plying his trade outside Spain for the first time, said he was upbeat about the opportunity to take the field for the Blues.”Since I was playing regularly before coming to India, I am fit and want to get onto the field as soon as possible. I want to work with the team and the players to get comfortable with all the boys quickly,” said Barrera after completing formalities. Barrera becomes the sixth Spaniard at the club this season and believes the presence of fellow countrymen in the side will help him settle quicker ahead of the playoffs. Bengaluru FC has signed midfielder Alejandro. The 27-year-old midfielder joins on the short-term deal till the end of the season.He will be a crucial player for the team. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

WHS junior Ryleigh Buck asked to tryout for USA Women’s Baseball team

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BMW Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 288 weeks ago Way to go! Good luck to you, Ryleigh. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHS MOM · 288 weeks ago Congrats…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 288 weeks ago Congratulations, Ryleigh! Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School junior Ryleigh Buck is best known as a fast-pitch softball player. She plays shortstop for the Crusaders and has started since her freshman year.But come this spring, Buck will be playing with a smaller, lighter colored ball. They call it baseball and she will be playing on a national stage.Rylee BuckBuck, the daughter of T.D. and Sheila Buck, is one of 36 players named to the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials on Tuesday following a multi-event selection process approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee.Trials will be held May 22-24 with the final 18 players announced to represent the United States at this summer’s Pan American Games.“Finalizing Trials selections is always tough and this year proved to be particularly difficult with the level of talent we saw at the inaugural Women’s National Open,” Women’s National Team Director, Ashley Bratcher, said. “We are extremely pleased with the group of women we have coming into Trials in May and look forward to the next phase of preparation for this summer’s Pan American Games.”Players were named to the Trials from the 2014 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Identification Series, the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Open, as well as a petition process and discretionary selections.Buck attended the women’s national baseball tryouts in mid-January in Houston, Texas.The roster is comprised of athletes from 13 different states, as well as an athlete from Washington, D.C. California is the most represented state with nine athletes named to the Trials roster, followed by Texas with six and Florida with four. Illinois and South Carolina each have a trio of athletes competing for a roster spot, while Georgia and Washington each send a pair of players. Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia will each have a representative at the Trials.Buck is listed as an infield/right handed pitcher on the roster and is the only one from Kansas on the list.Because of the number of teams, the girls are required to have a qualifier tournament in the Dominican Republic in March.“They are quickly putting together a team to represent the USA and Ryleigh was asked to attend this tournament,” Sheila Buck said.If she makes the cut to 18, she will play in the Pan-Am Games in July in Toronto, Canada.“This is all a new process for us and has been a very enjoyable experience so far,” Sheila said. “Ryleigh enjoys the challenge and feels blessed to have been given this great opportunity.”Sheila said she has several people who have given significant personal time to help her develop the skills and knowledge in making the transition from softball to baseball.The 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team will be managed by Jonathan Pollard, who led the program to the silver medal as manager at the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in Miyazaki, Japan in 2014.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more