Learn about the zoo from the comfort of home

first_imgThough the Cincinnati Zoo is closed,  you can still learn about the animals Starting today at 3 pm, the Cincinnati Zoo will feature a Facebook Live event each day with one of their animals and an activity for kids to do at home.last_img

Saints, Peat agree on 5-year contract

first_imgSaints, Peat agree on 5-year contract Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints free agent left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year contract keeping him in New Orleans and virtually ensuring the club’s entire 2019 starting offensive line would remain intact for the coming season.Saints general manager Mickey Loomis announced the agreement Friday and disclosed the length of the deal.A person familiar with the contract said it is worth a total of $57.5 million — an average of $11.5 million per season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms have not been released. Associated Press “I’ve definitely settled in at the left guard, but always I’m ready to have versatility,” Peat said. “Whatever the team needs me to do I feel like I’ll do that to contribute to the overall success of the team.”Peat has been selected to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons and has contributed to an offense that has averaged an NFL-best 394.8 yards per game during the past five seasons.An Arizona native and son of former NFL lineman Todd Peat, he started at guard in all 10 regular-season games in which he played last season. He missed six games with a fractured forearm but was back in time for New Orleans’ regular-season finale and lone playoff game.“I’m healthy now and just looking forward to this next season and just improving from last year, really,” Peat said.Peat’s return puts all five 2019 starters on the offensive line — Peat, left tackle Terron Armstead, center Erik McCoy, right guard Larry Warford and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk — under contract for the coming season. Peat said he preferred to return to that group over joining four new linemates with another club. “It’s really important that we build that continuity,” Peat said. “I’ve been playing next to Terron my whole career. Larry, Ryan and Erik, they’re all really talented and great players. So, I’m excited to get back and keep building with this group.”___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 20, 2020 “There was some interest from other teams,” Peat said on a conference call.“Ever since I was drafted here, I wanted to play my whole career with the Saints. So, I’m just really excited to be able to continue my career here with the Saints.”The Saints drafted the 6-foot-7, 316-pound Peat 13th overall in 2015 out of Stanford, where he was a two-year starter at left tackle.Peat’s versatility has been useful to New Orleans, which converted him to a guard but has continued to also use him as a substitute tackle as needed.Peat said he was not actively seeking an opportunity to play more at tackle and said other teams that explored signing him largely discussed keeping him as a guard. He did not specify which other teams shows interest in him.last_img read more

Bounty GCC and Pizza Hut GCC complete sweep

first_imgTHE Smalta U-14 Indoor Hockey League continued with action last Friday at Marian Academy. The Marian Academy facility is the largest being used for the league and can accommodate two courts.In the Girls’ division, Marian Academy, with home court advantage defeated St Joseph 5-0 and Hikers 9-0. Sarah Klautky of the home team was the Smalta’s female top scorer of the day with a solid 5 goals in her two matches.The SHC Silencers and the SHC Sensations both secured victories over GCC teams. Mariah Seegobind of the Silencers continued her scoring streak this week by scoring all 4 goals for her team to guarantee their victory over the GCC Challengers.In the Boy’s division, St Joseph, despite being newcomers to the sport, remained undefeated after Friday’s games. Kalfanni Yan scored an early goal to secure their win over the HHC Hatchets, while the rest of the St Joseph team got in on the scoring action in their 8-1 win against Old Fort.The SHC Scalpels and SHC Scorchers continued where their female counterparts left off by defeating GCC War Dogs 11-0 and GCC Thunder Bolts 7-1.Despite these defeat, GCC Thunder Bolts’ Jason Gomes was the Smalta’s male top scorer of the day with 5 goals in their match against the GCC War Dogs.Games will continue this Friday, March 3 at St Stanislaus College from 16:00hrs to 19:00hrs.last_img read more