Tries from Waterman and Scarratt helped England secure their World Cup final win, but this analysis shows that the back row played a crucial part LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kaino-McCaw-Read, Burger-Smith-Roussow, Hill-Back-Dallaglio – the names of World Cup-winning back-row trios roll off the tongue and evoke vivid memories. Often, loose forwards are such a prominent part of their side’s success that they become synonymous with the tournament as a whole.Precisely the same has been true of England Women’s campaign in Paris, except the depth of Gary Street’s squad meant five figures came to the fore. Despite being a central part of her nation’s progress over the past five years, powerful Heather Fisher did not even make a match-day 22 in the knockout rounds. Young Alexandra Matthews, an exceptional athlete, had to make do with a bench spot for the final, even following an accomplished outing against Ireland.Packing a punch: Packer helped England claim their first World Cup victoryBustling blindside Marlie Packer ended the tournament as the champions’ joint top try-scorer with four, personifying tenacity. Maggie Alphonsi was relentless and saved her considerable best for the clash with Canada. All evening she tore into the eye-line of opposition attackers with break-neck speed – team statisticians are probably still totting up her tackle count.Lastly, we have the tireless Sarah Hunter. Subtle but outstanding, she has become the lynchpin of Graham Smith’s pack – happy to roll up her sleeves and do the dirty work with exquisite accuracy. In the semi for instance, she was involved in 55 breakdowns. The ball was in play for 37 minutes. That’s a ruck or maul every 40 seconds. Astonishing.In these two brief clips from Sunday, we see the combined talents of these players in attack and defence, exposing how important they were within England’s all-action approach. First, Danielle Waterman’s opening try:Pause the video at 1:47Clearly, this is a spectacular score – more impressive given the high stakes situation. But it’s the subtle skills that lay the foundations. As Alphonsi (circled in blue) and Packer (circled in yellow) help recycle the ball close to the right touchline, England set up their attacking structure.Runners are organized around the side’s key distributor, centre Rachael Burford (circled in white), who chooses to hit lock Tamara Taylor in the front wave. Notice Hunter, highlighted by the red circle, is offering an out-the-back option as a link to the wider backs. However, as soon as Taylor receives the ball from Burford, she consciously changes tack to follow-up the carrier.A low tackle from Canada’s Andrea Burke gives her fly-half Emily Belchos a sniff of a turnover, but Hunter is quick and robust on the clear-out.Indeed, the breakdown is over so quickly that prop Rochelle Clark (circled in white) plays scrum-half and whips a pass away before Burke can recover her feet and compete for possession. Because the ruck lasts approximately two and a half seconds, England can stretch a disorganised Canadian line on the left – thanks largely to Hunter’s support-play. After Emily Scarratt, Kay Wilson and Katy Mclean make inroads, the ball comes back right, where we see the back row in action once more. Wonder women: England’s back row celebrate victory over Canada in the World Cup final Confronted with a ragged defensive line, England capitalise on a glaring overlap clinically – and every role is vital. First, Vicky Fleetwood identifies the space and shifts to Hunter (red circle). Canada’s Belchos (black circle) rushes up in a last-gasp attempt to derail the move, but Hunter remains calm and takes advantage of the glaring dog-leg.Though Taylor’s show-and-go is a fine piece of composed decision-making, Hunter’s pass is the clincher. With Alphonsi and strike-runner Packer (blue and yellow circles) holding their width to encourage the isolated Canadian defender onto a drift, Taylor’s role of dummying and then releasing her openside flanker is actually more straightforward than it looks.Straightening up slightly, Alphonsi then commits Julianne Zussman – also ensuring the full-back is blocked off – and times a scoring pass to Waterman perfectly. There is nothing particularly flashy about these skills. They are just basics performed immaculately well. And the trend continues without possession, as this clip of the very last play demonstrates.Even with 80 minutes gone and the contest well won, the fundamentals of England’s rock-solid defence remain intact. Eventually, such discipline allows the back row to force a turnover.Unsurprisingly, workhorses Hunter and Alphonsi (red and blue circles) are leading the line as they did magnificently all game. Matthews (yellow circle) has replaced Packer by this point, and all three continue to press even when the ball has gone past them – a crucial component of any defensive pattern, but also something that is very easy to get lazy and neglect.Their industry off the ball is rewarded and Canada’s Burke meets an aggressive line on cutting back. Hunter intercepts and affects the tackle, while Matthews envelops the carrier and holds the ball above the ground. Leaching onto Matthews in turn, Alphonsi forms a maul.Despite the support of several team-mates, a copybook choke tackle results. Matthews stands firm, Alphonsi causes mayhem by fighting through bodies and Hunter gets to her feet before diving back onto the ball as the maul collapses. As you can see in the top right-hand corner of the above screenshot, referee Amy Perrett has made up her mind to award a scrum to England, thereby ending the game. Of course these two clips represent a tiny fraction of how well Street’s charges operated. Packer’s break in the early stages defined her rumbustious tournament. Alphonsi resembled a homing missile all evening, disrupting Canada on numerous occasions. Hunter was a pillar of consistency, as she always is. Then Matthews made an impact.Though Emily Scarratt is a sparkling individual, England’s World Cup win was a triumph founded on collective effort and cohesion. Their brilliant back-row epitomised that.
The Government has announced a new strategy to assist the development of social enterprises.The Government has published “Social Enterprise: a strategy for success” detailing how it plans to promote social enterprise in the UK.The strategy includes a review of finance available to social enterprises by the Bank of England, a social enterprise accreditation scheme, an award for the fastest growing social enterprise in an inner city, and the promotion of understanding of social enterprise amongst public sector staff responsible for procurement. Advertisement Government launches strategy to support social enterprise Howard Lake | 31 July 2002 | News 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The government defines a social enterprise as “a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePurdue Debuts Mobile-friendly Cover Crops Series Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ethanol Production Down Again SHARE According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 992,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.66 million gallons daily. That is down 3,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 991,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.19 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 23.0 million barrels. That is a 2.2% increase from last week.Imports of ethanol were zero b/d for the 15th week in a row.Gasoline demand for the week averaged 388.2 million gallons (9.244 million barrels) daily—a four-week low. Year-to-date gasoline demand has averaged 9.051 million b/d, nearly 3% higher than the same period a year ago. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 890,000 b/d—the highest of the year and 2.4% above year-ago levels.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.73%, the highest rate in four weeks. By Gary Truitt – Mar 30, 2016 SHARE Home Energy Ethanol Production Down Again
News January 19, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Djibouti authorities step up harassment of journalists Organisation Help by sharing this information July 17, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Djibouti Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked News August 4, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio reporter Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss’s mistreatment while unjustly detained from 11 to 17 January in Djibouti City and calls on the authorities to stop harassing journalists. News Receive email alerts Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss, who works for La Voix de Djibouti, was reportedly badly mistreated at the gendarmerie’s Research and Documentation Centre (SRD), where his interrogators forced him to sign a statement and to surrender his Facebook usernames and passwords in order to use his identity to post images insulting the opposition.RSF also deplores the conditions in which he was held in Gabode prison, where he was denied any contact with his lawyer, had no access to a doctor after the mistreatment received at the SRD, and ate no food because it did not seem edible.When he was brought before a court on 17 January, the judge had no choice but to release him because no charges had been brought against him. He was nonetheless ordered to present himself again on 24 January.Waïss has been the victim of previous arbitrary arrests that were the subject of RSF press releases. He spent four months in Gabode prison in 2011, several days in December 2013 and ten days in August 2014.And he is not the only journalist currently being targeted by the authorities. L’Aurore co-editor Kadar Abdi Ibrahim was arrested on 14 January for printing a photo on the newspaper’s front page showing one of the victims of a massacre at Buldhuquo, when police opened fire on a banned demonstration killing at least 29 people, according to the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).He was released on 16 January but continues to be charged although the parents of the victim – a 7-year-old girl – said they would not file a complaint over the use of the photo. L’Aurore was launched by the main opposition coalition, the National Salvation Union (USN), a few months ago.“In the run-up to the presidential election in April, the Djibouti authorities are trying to silence the voices of all those who criticize the government’s actions,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We call on the authorities to abandon these prosecutions and to stop harassing journalists.” DjiboutiAfrica to go further RSF_en In Djibouti, newspapers have traditionally been the mouthpieces of the various political parties but the opposition outlets have gradually disappeared over the years. Journalists are constantly harassed and subjected to government-orchestrated intimidation campaigns and, when arrested, are often tortured before being released and then prosecuted.The situation has worsened since the start of President Ismaël Omar Guelleh’s reelection campaign, as the authorities step up arrests of journalists and stop at nothing to silence the opposition. Guelleh is running for a fourth term.Djibouti is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News DjiboutiAfrica La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City December 9, 2020 Find out more
News Help by sharing this information News SudanAfrica RSF_en News Receive email alerts Charges were dropped yesterday against Hartford Courant photographer Brad Clift, who was consequently able to leave the Darfur town of Nyala and travel to Khartoum with the aim of catching a flight to London later in the day.Although free to move about in Darfur, Clift had been subject to an order to reside at the premises of the Christian NGO Sudan Aid in Nyala since 26 April pending a possible court appearance. Officially, he had been accused of not having the required visa and work permits.——————————–29.04.2005 – US photographer arrested in Darfur regionReporters Without Borders has called for an explanation from the Sudanese authorities for the arrest of US photographer Brad Clift, of the Hartford Courant newspaper, who has been held since 26 April 2005 in Darfur, western Sudan.”We cannot understand the reasons for the arrest of this photographer, who has been deprived of his liberty for three days now,” the worldwide press freedom” organisation said.”That is why we are calling on the Sudanese authorities to clarify their reasons and to make public the charges against Clift as well as the exact place of his detention and the date of his court hearing, which is constantly being postponed.” Clift arrived in Sudan as a freelance photographer on 21 April, travelling with the Hartford Catholic Worker, an aid organisation distributing food to the Nyala camps. He was arrested while taking photos of the refugee camps. According to the US State Department, he is reportedly under “house arrest” in the offices of a Sudanese Christian organisation Sudan Aid. Clift confirmed to the US consulate that he entered Sudan on a tourist visa and that he had no official accreditation to work or travel in Darfur as a photographer, as Sudanese practice requires. The consular officials reported after speaking to him that Clift was in good healthThe picture editor of the Courant Hartford, John Scanlan, said he had contacted the US State Department which had assured him it was doing everything possible for Clift to be represented by a lawyer at his court hearing. The newspaper has had no direct contact with its staff member.The US embassy in Khartoum said that a hearing set for 28 April for “charges to be put” had been cancelled, since the judge had not arrived. Another hearing on the day of his arrest was postponed for the same reason.”The competent authorities must clear up the doubts in this case,” said Reporters Without Borders. A journalist cannot be arrested just for taking photographs of the human drama unfolding in Darfur.”Contradictory reports have been circulating about where the photographer is being held. The British news agency Reuters said that he was being detained at the offices of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), near Nyala in the south of Darfur. April 6, 2020 Find out more May 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dropped against US photographer Follow the news on Sudan News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal April 10, 2020 Find out more March 29, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Organisation to go further SudanAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent
Abbas Kakavand, a former reporter with the conservative daily Ressalat who was imprisoned on 7 June for allegedly disseminating “false news” in online articles, was released late yesterday after paying bail of 100 million rials (about 11,600 euros). He spent three days in Evin prison where he was held with non-political prisoners. No date has so far been set for his trial on charges resulting from various complaints, including one brought by the Khomeini Foundation. June 11, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Conservative journalist freed on bail Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of Abbas Kakavand, who was imprisoned on 7 June for allegedly disseminating “false news” in articles he wrote for the website gooya.com since February after leaving the conservative newspaper Ressalat. His articles criticised corruption and the political payments received by many conservative leaders.The organisation described the jailing of Kakavand as “flagrant evidence of the systematic violation of press freedom in Iran,” and pointed out that “it came just a few days before talks on human rights are scheduled to get under way between the Islamic Republic and the European Union”.”The EU has apparently not yet realised that the situation of free expression has got much worse since this so-called “constructive dialogue” with Iran began more than three years ago”, Reporters Without Borders said. “No journalist is protected from repression, not even those who have worked for one of the most pro-government newspapers. Farsi-language websites, which play a major role in disseminating news, are being monitored more and more closely. The Islamic Republic continues to claim that it adheres to international human rights standards, in which case it should therefore immediately release the 13 journalists currently imprisoned in Iran,” Reporters Without Borders said.Charges were brought against Kakavand at a hearing of the Tehran criminal court on 7 June. The court ordered his immediate imprisonment when he was unable to pay bail of 100 million rials (about 11,600 euros). His articles criticising political corruption had appeared in both reformist dailies and on gooya.com, a very popular site which the authorities blocked along with other reformist sites for several days before the February legislative elections.He was first summoned by the judicial authorities on 3 April. On the day of his 7 June court hearing, gooya.com published an interview in which he accused most of the conservative political leaders and members of the overwhelmingly conservative parliament of “stealing from the tills of the Imam Khomeini foundation” to finance their electoral campaigns. Hadad Adel, the currently parliamentary speaker, was named.The Iranian regime censors thousands of websites considered to be “un-Islamic.” It also harasses and jails online journalists. But the Internet is flourishing in Iran, online political debates are impassioned and weblogs are spreading fast. On 22 June, Reporters Without Borders will bring out a report on the “The Internet under Surveillance” which will detail the methods used by the Iranian authorities to control online content. The full report will be available on the Reporters Without Borders website, www.internet.rsf.org.Now with a total of 13 journalists detained, Iran is the biggest prison for the press in the Middle East Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more News Abbas Kakavand, a former reporter with the conservative daily Ressalat who was imprisoned on 7 June for allegedly disseminating “false news” in online articles, was released late yesterday after paying bail of 100 million rials (about 11,600 euros). He spent three days in Evin prison where he was held with non-political prisoners. No date has so far been set for his trial on charges resulting from various complaints, including one brought by the Khomeini Foundation. March 18, 2021 Find out more News News ———————————————-09.06.2004 Journalist imprisoned for online articles
News Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica Related documents chronologie_affaire_gak_avril_2014_ok-2.pdfPDF – 157.74 KB Wednesday will be the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Guy-André Kieffer, a journalist with French and Canadian dual nationality who was based in Côte d’Ivoire’s business capital, Abidjan. Kieffer went missing on 16 April 2004 after going to an Abidjan supermarket parking lot to meet First Lady Simone Gbagbo’s brother-in-law as part of his research into shady practices in the production and export of cocoa. There has been no word of him ever since.“This 16 April will be the 10th anniversary of Kieffer’s sad disappearance,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “During these ten years, judicial enquiries have been launched but not completed, witnesses and suspects have suddenly retracted statements and successive governments in France and Côte d’Ivoire have sent mixed signals on the progress of the investigation. We must continue to campaign with more energy than ever for justice to be rendered in this case.”Patrick Ramaël, the investigating judge who was appointed to head the French investigation into Kieffer’s murder, was finally taken off the case on 1 September 2013 when his nomination expired after ten years. He pursued the case with determination, made several trips to Côte d’Ivoire and issued summons to Simone Gbagbo to submit to questioning.Ramaël continued his enquiries even though the French state withdrew resources that had previously been available to him, and he even carried out a judicial search of the Elysée Palace to gets its file on the case. Since his departure, neither the Kieffer family, nor their lawyers nor the other parties have been officially contacted by the new judges in charge of the investigation, Cyril Paquaux and Nicolas Blot.In January, the Kieffer family wrote to French President François Hollande and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara shortly before they were due to meet, asking them to include the Kieffer case on the agenda of their talks. In the end, the meeting was postponed.The Kieffer family is asking all those who have supported it during the past ten years to gather in Place Gambetta in Paris from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on 16 April to look back on these years of absence, uncertainty and disappointed hopes and to commemorate Kieffer’s work and dedication.Reporters Without Borders is organizing a poster campaign in Abidjan from 16 April to 1 May with the Support Committee of Ivorian Journalists to press the Ivorian authorities and President Ouattara in particular to keep the promise made in April 2012, when Ouattara said “no one will be protected.”The question of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists is getting more international attention than ever. During its latest session in 2013, the UN General Assembly called for 2 November to be celebrated as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, whether in an armed conflict or peacetime.It was chosen in a tribute to Radio France Internationale journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, who were murdered in Mali in 2013. In 2006, Reporters Without Borders played a key role in getting the UN Security Council to adopt Resolution 1738on the protection of journalists.For more information on the Kieffer case, see the Reporters Without Borders chronology. RSF_en Help by sharing this information October 29, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News to go further Reports RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation April 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Campaign must go on 10 years after French journalist’s disappearance The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa
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Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Photo by Bob PalerminiAn already-historic season became that much more so as the Caltech men’s basketball team topped Occidental College, 62-48, on the road to take sole possession of first place in the SCIAC on Saturday night.Squaring off as two of three teams tied atop the conference standings at 2-0, the Beavers outshot the Tigers, 41 to 31 percent from the field, and posted a +8 rebound margin to match the best start to conference play in program history, which came in the 1953-54 title-winning season. Caltech improves to 5-7 overall and a perfect 3-0 in the SCIAC this season, while the Tigers drop to 7-4 and fall into a three-way tie for third place at 2-1.“We’re all glad we can be a part of this, 3-0 and leading the conference – we’re making people proud,” Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger said. “Those are the outcomes of really hard work, from the players every day in practice to the assistants coming up with great ideas and everything being put into action. We have such awesome fans too – another really great crowd, and on the road, that provided us with a big boost. Three-game weeks are tough – they helped us through it.”The Beavers have now won their last four games against SCIAC opponents, including the season-opener at Oxy – which had not happened since 1944-45– and are 7-4 over their past 11 dating back to last February.“Once again, a terrific team effort,” Eslinger said. “We executed our schemes and were all locked in. Big credit to both our starters and reinforcements – every single person on this team does the work in practice needed to prepare us for each game.”Oxy gained the early edge as Spencer Levy drilled two three-pointers to go up 12-4 over the opening seven minutes, but Caltech outscored the hosts by 22 over the next 33 minutes to record the decisive victory. Sophomore David Kawashima (Studio City, Calif. / North Hollywood) knocked down his fourth consecutive three-point attempt in as many games to key a run of 14 unanswered points over a six-minute span.The Tigers recovered to tie the game at 18-18, but junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) came up with an old-fashioned three-point play to stake the Beavers to a 21-18 edge with 1:46 left in the half. That margin held as the teams traded baskets until halftime, when Caltech led 25-22.“We wanted to win the first half tonight, so we hit one of our goals there,” Eslinger said.Oxy would net the first points of the second half to pull within one, but senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) earned a trip to the line and hit both free throws before dishing to junior Lawrence Lee (Hong Kong / Hong Kong International School) in the corner, who nailed a three to extend the margin to six at 30-24. The hosts made one final push to get back into the game, clawing back to a one-basket game at 32-30 with 14:45 remaining, before Caltech took complete control.“Once Kc started to get going, we saw that look in his eyes and it was his time,” Eslinger said.Another three-point play from Al-Rayes outpaced a jumper from Oxy and the Beavers were off to the races, with Emezie rolling in a pair of extremely difficult layups to take the margin to nine. Al-Rayes and Lee sank two free throws apiece and Al-Rayes then hit a hook shot to extend the lead to double digits for the first time at 48-37 with 5:44 left to play. Emezie soon fought his way to another gravity-defying layup as he hit the deck while moving away from the basket. Junior Ricky Galliani (Menlo Park, Calif. / Sacred Heart Prep) got the ball beyond the arc on the next possession, gave a slight pump-fake as if to pass and pulled up to drain a trey that made it 54-40, immediately followed by another Emezie layup for a 16-point edge at 2:43. Jay Miller would net eight points over the final minutes in a valiant effort for Oxy, but the lead was never in doubt and the Beavers left Eagle Rock at the top of the SCIAC standings.“We figured it would be a low-scoring game, but our defense has really been powering us all season,” Eslinger said. “We know we have to value the ball too. We started off with a couple quick turnovers but after that, committed only six.”Emezie and Al-Rayes led the Beavers with 15 points apiece, with Emezie’s coming on 5-for-9 shooting from the field and 1-for-2 from long range. Lee added 12 points, going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc, while Galliani chipped in seven points and a team-high eight rebounds.“After three games in six days, we’re glad to have a day off tomorrow,” Eslinger said. “Then we will all get back at it for this next home game.”Eslinger and the Beavers will look to maintain their top billing as they host defending tri-champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (5-6, 0-3) on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be available online via livestream and livestats, both which can be accessed from the team’s schedule page at GoCaltech.com.Follow and show support for your Caltech Beavers on Twitter (@CaltechBeavers), Facebook and YouTube! Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena