Men’s Basketball Leads the Nation in NABC Honors Court Selections

first_imgReed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.), Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.), C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.), Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.), Samm Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.), Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) and Kory Kuenstling (Dunkerton, Iowa) were all honored for their accomplishments in the classroom during the 2017-18 season. Seven members of the Drake University men’s basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, the organization announced July 17. The Bulldogs seven honorees tied for the national lead among NCAA Division I programs the most in the Missouri Valley Conference. Drake’s seven honorees tied Utah Valley for the national lead among Division I programs while Villanova, Harvard, Eastern Washington and Bucknell each had six. Bradley and Loyola were the only MVC programs with multiple honorees with four and three, respectively. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img To be eligible for the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the season and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.last_img read more

Park and hide: Drivers in Donegal costing council more than €160,000 in unpaid parking fines

first_imgDonegal County Council has yet to receive more than €160,000 in unpaid parking fines over the last two years to date, it has emerged. Figures obtained by Donegal Daily under the Freedom of Information Act show the local authority is yet to receive money owed for more than 2000 unpaid parking tickets in the county.Between 2018 and 2019 (to date) 2,135 ticket fines were issued and unpaid within Donegal amounting to a total of €162,160. Once a fixed charge notice is issued, payments are expected to be made within 28 days with fines ranging between €40 – €150 for offences such as fixed charge offences, non-display of tax disc or for the illegal parking in a disabled bayIf payment is not received within 28 days, the fixed charge amount will increase by 50% and payment should be made within a further period of 28 days.In cases where parking fines remain unpaid, the local authority ordinarily initiates court proceedings against the registered owner.Thousands of cases come before the district court every year relating to the non-payment of fines. In its response to the FOI request, a council spokesperson said that “every effort is made to pursue all outstanding fixed charge notices up to and including court proceedings.”Park and hide: Drivers in Donegal costing council more than €160,000 in unpaid parking fines was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:parking finelast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 West Ham 0

first_imgFrank Lampard’s 200th goal for Chelsea put them ahead in a feisty London derby.Lampard, playing against his former club, headed home Eden Hazard’s clever chip in the 19th minute at Stamford Bridge.He had earlier created a chance for another ex-Hammer, Demba Ba, who woefully side-footed wide after being put through by the England midfielder.After Lampard’s opener – his 13th goal of the season – Andy Carroll thought he had equalised when he netted following Matt Jarvis’ cross but was adjudged to have fouled David Luiz.Chelsea were otherwise fairly comfortable and Victor Moses, Juan Mata and Luiz all went close to doubling the lead before Ba was twice denied by keeper Jussi Jääskeläinen.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Lampard, Ramires; Moses, Mata, Hazard; Ba.Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Terry, Bertrand.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA marks 2010 World Cup anniversary

first_img10 June 2011 On 11 June, one year after the kick-off of the first ever Fifa World Cup on African soil, South Africa marks the first anniversary of what many have called the best World Cup ever. However, as a result of the death of African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Albertina Sisulu, who will be laid to rest in Soweto on the same day, the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) did not mark the tournament’s success over the weekend. LOC boss Danny Jordaan said: “While we acknowledge and welcome the events and celebrations that will take place throughout the country this weekend, as a mark of respect for the funeral of Ma Albertina Sisulu in Orlando this weekend, the 2010 LOC will host a celebratory event around the 11th of July 2011, a year after the 2010 Fifa World Cup final.” According to Jordaan, as the country marks the one year anniversary of the successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the LOC looks back with pride at the phenomenal achievement. “The 2010 Fifa World Cup was a time when South Africa dispelled doubt in its ability and invited the world to witness the reality, rather than believe the perceptions of what they thought South Africa was really about,” Jordaan said. “Africa’s first Fifa World Cup was Fifa’s best ever, its most commercially successful ever, and arguably its most socially important ever, set as it was in a developing country and continent with so much to prove. “As we reflect, we do so with great pride in what was achieved by all South Africans, at the legacy of world-class sporting infrastructure, improved transport and road networks, but most importantly at the social cohesion the event generated and the pride felt by South Africans and all Africans as we successfully hosted the biggest event in world sport.” Jordaan said that while the nation was conscious that the Fifa World Cup was about building a better future for South Africa and showcasing South Africa’s best attributes on a global stage, it was also about acknowledging the country’s past and paying tribute to icons who enabled us to create a country that could even dream of hosting a Fifa World Cup. “Without icons such as Walter Sisulu, Ma Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Govan Mbeki, Oliver Tambo and an endless list of people who dedicated their lives for the achievement of a democratic South Africa, an achievement such as a successful Fifa World Cup would simply never have been possible,” he said. A match between reigning European and world champions Spain and an Africa XI is scheduled to be played at Soccer City on 10 July, in honour of football supporters and the organisers of the tournament. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Google doodle celebrates FIFA World Cup 2014 start

first_imgGoogle has dedicated an interactive doodle on its homepage to mark the start of the FIFA World Cup 2014. The FIFA World Cup 2014 begins today in Brazil with a Croatia facing off against the host country in the first match of the world’s greatest gaming spectacle.The interactive doodle begins by showing a yellow and blue coloured football bouncing towards the centre of the screen from the left.The ball halts in the centre of the screen, at which point the letters making up the word Google come alive and begin to jump up and down.With the letters dancing in the foreground, the vista of Rio de Janeiro spreads open behind them.Golden sands and palm trees are seen along with cable cars conveying passengers to and from the top of the city’s iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.The statue of Christ the Redeemer watches the carnival scene impassively.The month long event will be held in 12 different cities of Brazil. The FIFA World Cup returns to the football crazy nation after 64 years. The last time Brazil hosted the show was in 1950.last_img read more

Large debts, absent owner, no identity – what next for Sunderland?

first_imgWill Chris Coleman remain the manager and is he the right fit?Last November the man who led Wales to the Euro 2016 semi‑finals became Sunderland’s ninth manager in six years. Since then Coleman, whose record in club management is mixed, has won only five games. The consensus among fans is that he should be allowed to rebuild in League One and the 47‑year‑old keeps reiterating he wants to stay. Matters are complicated by Coleman having never spoken to Ellis Short, the club’s Florida-domiciled American billionaire owner who is desperate to sell. Coleman will demand the financial resources needed to mastermind a promotion challenge. If that does not happen a manager who was merely half joking when he said “I’ve thought about door-stepping Ellis”, could resign. He admits to feeling engulfed by a sense of “helplessness”.How bad is Sunderland’s financial situation?Very bad. Having been relegated from the top flight in 2017, Sunderland have the advantage of a £35m Premier League parachute payment next season but the latest financial figures, released a year ago, revealed £69m was owed to Short and £68m to Security Bank Capital, with the latter arrangement costing £8m a year in interest payments. The austerity measures implemented by Martin Bain, the chief executive, have reduced those arrears appreciably and Short is prepared to walk away in exchange for a buyer repaying a significant portion of his personal loan in addition to shouldering the wider debt but the finances remain forbidding. Progress on potential takeovers has foundered at the preliminary due diligence stage. Sunderland’s feckless decline was coming. At least fans have a parrot Jonathan Wilson A lot. Damningly no player spoke to the media – or club sponsors – following relegation last Saturday. This reflects not only a wider arrogance long evident within the club but a lack of leadership in the squad. “They’re not really bad lads and there are a few good guys in there but, collectively, it’s not a great dressing room, the culture’s not good,” confided one recent manager. There needs to be less reliance on loans – there have been seven this season – and sensible investment in restocking the squad with better characters. “It won’t take billions,” Coleman says, “but some investment is necessary.” The recruitment department could do with spending more time on their homework and less listening to agents. Tellingly, Sunderland signed three goalkeepers this season – Robbin Ruiter, Jason Steele and Lee Camp – but it remained the team’s weakest position with a series of mistakes from the trio hastening relegation. Coleman “hates that word philosophy” in a football context but is adamant the club desperately need an “identity” in which players, staff and supporters can believe. “We haven’t got an identity but I want to create one. It’s about signing the right people. You get players who are mercenaries and it’s all about money. There’s no pride in their jobs. They’re pretenders. I want to keep them away from Sunderland.” Why is Short playing truant? Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Topics Sunderlandcenter_img Chris Coleman Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Read more Share via Email Reuse this content Championship Only he really knows but it appears Sunderland are a toy with which he has become bored. Perhaps this star of the private equity world is simply ashamed of the series of calamitous decisions made on his watch. Appointing several inexperienced executives to boardroom positions – most notably the former chief executive Margaret Byrne and the former director of football Roberto De Fanti – helped explain a disastrous recruitment policy that resulted in more than 80 non-loan signings made during the owner’s decade at the helm but only six players sold for a profit. In mitigation Short has invested the best part of £200m of his fortune in keeping the club afloat, writing off more than £100m.What will next season’s wage bill be?This season’s was £35m, high by Championship standards. Some players – Lamine Koné among them – will be sold but the majority do not have clauses triggering pay cuts in the event of relegation to League One. This is because they accepted 40% wage reductions on exiting the Premier League. The exceptions are players signed from last summer onwards whose incomes will be almost halved, and the £70,000-a-week former England midfielder Jack Rodwell. A £10m buy from Manchester City in 2014, Rodwell is unwanted by Coleman but, despite making only three appearances this season, declines to leave. A contractual oversight ensured he escaped a pay cut last summer but his weekly income will drop to £44,000. That remains jaw‑dropping in League One, where the average player commands around £2,000 a week. Rodwell’s years of expensive underachievement are emblematic of Sunderland’s malaise.What needs to change? featureslast_img read more

9 days agoDier flips Tottenham crisis fears: Look how far we’ve come!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Dier flips Tottenham crisis fears: Look how far we’ve come!by Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Dier says crisis talks around Tottenham show how far the club have come.Spurs have won just three out of 11 games this season, conceding 10 goals in their last two outings. And Dier says the hysterical response to their poor form is indicative of the club’s status in the Premier League.”The main thing is we’ve been working all together – okay, some people have gone, some people have come in – but working all together over the last five years to get to the point where this is the conversation when you lose two games on the trot,” the 25-year-old told his club’s official website.”We’ve wanted to get to the point where we are considered a team that if you lose two games like that, you come in for a lot of criticism. Now, we have to embrace the situation.”We’ve got to this point and now we need to… as I said to the press after the Brighton game, we can’t back down, we need to push forward, push through it, fight through it, everyone together.” last_img read more

Health Minister Opens Paediatric Cardiac Centre at Children’s Hospital

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has officially opened a new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art Paediatric Cardiac Centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.The centre currently offers treatment and surgeries for children living with congenital heart defects. It is the only one of its kind in Jamaica, and it is complete with a 10-bed intensive care unit and a state-of-the-art biplane catheterisation lab.The opening ceremony for the facility took place on Monday (April 15), on the grounds of the hospital, in Kingston.Dr. Tufton said the centre will make a major difference in the lives of children who suffer from congenital heart defects.“We have a responsibility to the next generation, and this demonstrates our commitment to carrying out that responsibility. There are about 400 or so children who are born in Jamaica with congenital heart-related diseases. Of that number, some 200 require some sort of surgical intervention. We have a waiting list of close to 200 currently in the country, so this facility is a response to that,” the Minister said.He said one major goal within the first year after the official opening is to deliver a minimum of 100 heart surgeries inside the facility.“We’re going to be building that up until we get to the stage where we can satisfy the demand [for heart surgeries] that exist,” he added.He also thanked the donors: Shaggy Make a Difference, Digicel Group, Digicel Foundation, Chain of Hope, Sagicor Group Jamaica, Rotary Club, National Health Fund and individual donors, for contributions they have made to the construction and equipment.Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (right), hugs Dr. Venice Guntly-McKenzie (second right), inside the new Paediatric Cardiac Centre which was officially opened at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Monday (April 15). With them are Senior Medical Officer, Bustamante Hospital for Children, Dr. Michelle-Ann Richards (left); and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Bank, Chorvelle Johnson. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has officially opened a new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art Paediatric Cardiac Centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. “Their contribution on this journey is unquestionable. In fact, we wouldn’t be here without them,” the Minister said.He also noted that the Government and donors are currently paying the cost for the surgeries, which can cost families approximately US$5,500 for surgery for children or US$2,000 for other procedures that are offered at the paediatric cardiac centre.“We don’t charge for surgeries currently. We’re asking for contributions, because that’s what it costs us and our partners,” Dr. Tufton said.He said the Ministry of Health will continue to put strategies in place that prevent children from suffering from congenital heart defects.“It’s in keeping with our thrust to not only push prevention, but there are so many cases when prevention is not sufficient. In this instance, our young kids who are born with these conditions need curative measures, and we have a duty to provide that,” the Minister said. The centre currently offers treatment and surgeries for children living with congenital heart defects. It is the only one of its kind in Jamaica, and it is complete with a 10-bed intensive care unit and a state-of-the-art biplane catheterisation lab. center_img The opening ceremony for the facility took place on Monday (April 15), on the grounds of the hospital, in Kingston. Story Highlightslast_img read more

NEW DELHI Delhi Police launched a special combing

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police launched a special combing operation at Japanese park to check the presence of anti-social elements in the area. There were some inputs about some activities and movements of anti-social elements at Japanese park in Rohini.In view of that special combing operation, Drishyam, was launched on September 29 with one platoon force led by senior police officers with an aim to round up such elements and ensure the safety of citizens especially women, children and senior citizens. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”This operation was launched at 6 pm and concluded at 8 pm during which total 40 persons were checked and 22 suspicious persons were brought to Prashant Vihar police station and detained under section 65 DP Act and released after being verified. In view of Ramleela arrangement and inputs of movements of anti-social elements such combing ops will continue further to make people feel safe at public places,” DCP Rohini SD Mishra said. Policemen were seen scanning people baggage and frisking them randomly on suspicion. Emphasis was also paid on the drug addicts possible presence in the park. The visit was made at late hours in the evening so that the anti social elements are easily segregated from the normal joggers and evening walkers at a Japanese park.last_img read more