Associated Press February 4, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com TEAM LEADERS: Cal Poly’s Junior Ballard has averaged 12.4 points while Colby Rogers has put up 8.6 points. For the Beach, Chance Hunter has averaged 15 points and 5.3 rebounds while Michael Carter III has put up 12 points.RAMP IT UP A NOTCH: The Mustangs have scored 66.1 points per game against Big West opponents so far, an improvement from the 59.8 per game they managed in non-conference play.CLUTCH CHANCE: Hunter has connected on 43.8 percent of the 105 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 15 of 32 over the last five games. He’s also converted 58.8 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Mustangs are 0-14 when they score 69 points or fewer and 5-2 when they exceed 69 points. The Beach are 0-15 when allowing 66 or more points and 7-1 on the season, otherwise.UNBEATEN WHEN: Long Beach State is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 62 points or fewer. The Beach are 2-16 when opponents score more than 62.DID YOU KNOW: Long Beach State is ranked first among Big West teams with an average of 72.4 possessions per game. Long Beach St. looks for road win vs Cal Poly Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLong Beach State (7-16, 2-5) vs. Cal Poly (5-16, 2-5)Robert A. Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Long Beach State looks for its third straight win over Cal Poly at Robert A. Mott Gym. Cal Poly’s last win at home against the Beach came on Jan. 16, 2016.
Sports career:Personal record– 800 m: 1: 42.51– 400 m: 47.19 Biography of Amel Tuka Medals won (800 m):– World Cup, Beijing: Bronze medal– European Championships U-23, Tampere: Bronze medal– The Balkan Championship, Eskişehir 2012: Gold medal, Stara Zagora 2013: Silver medal, Pitesti 2014: Bronze medal– Balkan Indoor Championships Istanbul 2015: Gold medal (Source: novovrijeme.ba) His primary disciplines are races on 800 and 400 meters; in both disciplines he holds the national record. He started being engaged in athletics by accident when he participated in the Small Olympic Games in Zenica in 2008 and won the race at 400 meters as a student of 3rd grade of high school “Kemal Kapetanović” from Kakanj. Coach of AC Zenica, Halid Sedić, invited him for an interview, after which Tuka became a member of this club. Since he was living in Kakanj, he had to go to trainings in Zenica every day. Only a few months later, he recorded his first success: he won the 400 and 800 m race at the junior championship of B&H. After this, followed his entrance to the national team and participation in the Balkan Junior Championships in Athletics in Greece, where he won the 3rd place. After this success, he was proclaimed as the new athletic discovery of B&H.Since 2010, he has been a constant member of the senior national team of B&H on the European Athletics Team Championships Third League and he got to the wining podium on every competition.In June 2013, he won at the European Athletics Team Championships Third League with the time of 1: 51.11. Month later, at the European Championship U-23, he won the 3rd place in the 800 meters race and set a national record of 1: 46.29.In 2014, he won the bronze medal at the Balkan Championships in Pitesti (1: 50.67). Later on, on his second European Championship in the senior competition in Zurich, he won the 6th place and set a new national record with time of 1: 46.12.In 2015, he won the gold medal in the Balkan Indoor Championships in Istanbul (1: 48.86). On the first of July 2015, at the meeting in Velenje, he set a new national record, by winning with result 1: 44.19. He improved the record after only 10 days by winning in Madrid with time 1:43:84. Only 6 days later, in his first performance at a meeting of the Diamond League in his career, he managed to improve personal and national record again by winning in Monaco with a time of 1: 42.51.This is the best time of the season at the moment, the 32nd result of all-times in the world and the 4th result in Europe. Portrait of Amel Tuka, winner of the bronze medal for B&H at the 800 meter race at the World Championship in Beijing:Date of Birth: 9 January 1991.Place of birth: KakanjClub: AC ZenicaCoach Gianni Ghidini read more
OMAHA — While few Iowa farmers are able to do any spring planting yet in many areas, one expert says now is the ideal time to plan for the season ahead, taking coronavirus into account.Ellen Duysen, the community outreach specialist with the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, says if farmers haven’t made any shifts in their emergency plans due to COVID-19, they really should consider doing so. “Now is the time to start talking to people, writing a plan down,” Duysen says, “so in case of the worst case scenario, you will to be able to get those crops either in the field or harvested, that your livestock will be taken care of, and you’ll be able to get all of this taken care of — even if you or some of your critical staff are out.”It may be uncomfortable, but Duysen says we have to make contingency plans for ourselves, our families and our farm hands, in case someone is unable to do the job they’re expected to do. Like everyone else, farmers who will be working around others need to maintain the six-foot social distance and wear a respirator, or at least a cloth mask. “Those fabric masks are great but they are to protect other people, not necessarily you,” Duysen says. “When you take that mask off, make sure you treat that like it is contaminated. Put it away from other items. If you’re going to reuse it, make sure that you sanitize and disinfect your hands in between taking it off and putting it on.”Handwashing is always an important part of food safety, but Duysen says it’s especially vital now to have good hand hygiene. “Right now, it’s going to protect our health,” Duysen says. “So every time you’ve been in contact with something or someone, make sure that your hands get washed. Either by soap and water, which is the preference, or if you have a disinfectant to do that.”The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health is based at the UNMC College of Public Health in Omaha. read more